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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
GATES ARE NOW Oil
First Greater America Colonial Exposition
Opon3 with Elaborate Oorcraouies. '
IS BETTER THAN LAST- YEAR
l!nttitiftliiMI Crowd TcMlfy to Surerns
of the lllc Hhoir unil fruUe Oinalin
KnterprlRu-.Miiiiy Attraction unil Moro
Arc 'ontntly Heine Added.
Promptly on tlmo tlio Kates of tho
First Greater America Colonial LJxpo
fcltlon were opened on the morning or
July 1, nnd the last Brent educational
enterprise of the 19th century la now
well under way, 1(h beautiful grounds
and magnificent buildings thronged
with crowds of visitors, who ore sur
prised mid pleased to find their ex
pectations moro than realized. Tho
buildings and grounds are complete
and tho principal exhibits already In
place. A large force of men, working
lay and night, are rapidly bringing
order out of chnos and a few days will
rerve to put nil the splendid displays
Tho grounds rover about two hun
dred acres and arc arranged In four
motions, or divisions. The most Im
portant section Is tho Grand Court of
Honor, where tho principal buildings
aro grouped around the lagoon. East
of the Court lies the Blurt Tract, tho
LAGOON AND FINE
southern part of which is arranged as
u park, with stretches of green sward,
avenues of shado trees, and plats of
Ilowerlng plants nnd shrubs. In this
tract stands the Horticultural Build
ing, given over to the display of fruits
and (lowers, and In front of which Is
a largo aquatic basin almost rilled
with water-lilies nnd other blooming
plants. Within tho building will bo a
magnificent display of tropic and sub
tropic plants, trees, vines, and fruits.
Stately palms, orange trees and nil the
flora of tho Philippines, Cuba, Porto
Rico and tho Hawnliun Islands have
been tastefully grouped, and will show
the resources and vegetation of our
colonial possessions. This is ono of
the interesting exhlbltB of the exposi
tion. On this tract will also bo found tho
Woman's Building and the building
devoted to the uso of the various fra
ternal societies, tho grand band-stand,
nnd several other structures. At tho
north end of tho Bluff Tract will bo
found East Midway with ts Streets
of Cairo and other attractions. Across
the viaduct comes tho West Midway
with nil that tho name implies. Be
yond on to tho north, Is the lake for
the fireworks, and further west iae
half-mile race-track and tho Indian
Congress. On this north section will
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COLONIAL. EXHIBITS BUILDING.
also be found the agricultural exhibit,
which promises to surpass anything
of tho kind ever seen In tho West.
Tho principal buildings liavo Itfcn
changed but little oxcopt to improve
hero and there, nnd to brighten up nnd
add a few finishing touches to oxtor
lors. Moro important changes havo
been made in tho landscape gardening.
wrho gdnorhl, plan followed Inst year
litis not been changed but it lias been
ndded to arid vastly Improved. About
the Court of Honor sections of tho
brick walks have been removed nnd n
number of smnll gardens relieve tho
eye nnd Increase the pleasing effect of
the whole. Tropical plants and flow
ers will give a brilliant touch of color
to the scene nnd supply the ncccssnry
contrast to tho white and stately
buildings and tho Tenches of green
sward. In tho center of tho court tho
clenr waters of tho lngoon give back
to view tho fairy picture, whllo tho
fountnln flashes In tho sunlight and
gaily decorated water-craft glide hero
Rudolph Ulrleh, the well-known
Inndscnpo artist, hns been nt work on
tho grounds nearly' 3 months now,
having n large force of men In his
department. During May he had more
than one hundred men employed, and
In Juno that number was more than
doubled, as several car-loads of trees,
plants, nnd shrubbery from Calfornla,
Florida, Louisiana, and Hawaii, are
now arriving, nnd many men will bo
needed to take care of this stuff and
place it in the ground. Many of theso
will be strictly native plants, and very
valuable and rare In this latitude,
some of which have never been seen
hy the people of the north and west.
This Is especially true of tho Florida
plants, nnd also of tho Hawaalan col
lection, several cars coming from
those Islnnds. In addition to tho
plants already on tho grounds there
has been over 250,000 new plants set
out this year. The palm and oleander
features will be conspicuous, as it is
Intended to have a wonderful collec
tion of these among others- In addi
tion to tho trees on the grounds last
yenr, nearly two thousand now ones
have been set out, making the Grand
Court nnd other parts of the grounds,
green, cool, nnd shndy, ns well ns add
ing greatly to the general effect. A
race-track, hnlf-mlle, has been made,
which Is very neat and attractive.
ARCH OF STATES.
Then a lawn of several acres has been
ndded and tho whole resown with
seeds, mnking the Boveral tracts rich
with grasses, flower-beds, and foliage.
A rare musical treat Is In Btoro for
vlHltois to the exposition of 1899.
From tho opening day there will be a
succession of grand concerts by the
most famous musical organizations of
tho world. Tho world-famed British
Grenadier Bund, generally known as
Godfrey's brltish Military Band, give
dally concerts for five weeks. From
Omnhn it goes to San Francisco and
from thero to Australia, Following
will como tho famous Bellstedt-Balien-berg
Band of forty-flvo pieces from
Cincinnati for an engagement of Ave
weeks. Herman Bellstedt, the leader
Is recognized as the greatest cornet
vlrtusoso of America, and each mem
ber of tho band is a famous soloist.
In September tho Hawaiian Govern
ment Band Is expected, nnd other
famous organizations will glvo con
certs during the latter part of tho ex
position. Among these might bo men
tioned tho Indian Boys' Band.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA
CONDENSATION OF IMPOR
TANT NEWS ITEMS.
Short and Pithy Paragraph Which Tell
of What Hun Happened or Will Hap
pen In Oar Commonwealth Tha New
Thurmlny, duly 1.1.
The bnrn of Otis Menek at Grand
Island burned. Lor., S30O.
A large number of business blocks
and residences are bring built in
The Western Trust nnd Investment
company hns Hied articles of incorpor
ation with the secretary of state.
While she was cooking a meal, the
clothing of Mrs. L. E. George of Syra
cuse caught allre and tho woman was
The bucket shop cases at Hastings
have resulted in an ordinance assessing
935 per month occupation tax on busi
ness of that character.
Mina Clark, an inmate of tho Lan
caster county poor farm, has been ex
amined und declared of unsound mind.
She was onca before in tin asylum.
Leo Young of Alliance lost tho sight
of one eye and is disfigured for life ns
the result of a premature explosion
while blasting nt a grading camp.
The 0-ycar-old son of Tom Branson
of South Omaha had both legs badly
burned by falling into u ditch in which
thero was burning rubbish and ma
nure. William Bales wns burled at Alliance
yesterday. He was brought from Gil
lette, Wyo., where lie drank horse
medicine in the night supposing it
The coroner's jury nt Omnhn has held
Charles Moore responsible for the
death of John l)u MolluK, the French
man assaulted by a gang of saloon
toughs several duys ago. The evidence
tended to show that Moore struck the
blow which knocked the Frenchman
down nnd resulted in fractured skull.
Holiday, July 10.
Governor Poynterhas received word
from the First Nebraskn from Yoko
hama that the health of the regiment
is good, and that It expects to reach
San Francisco on the !!8th of July.
The plant of the.Tekumuh Cnnnlng
company, erected about 15 years ago,
but never successfully operated, has
been sold to St. Joseph parties who
will locate it In some Missouri town.
Harry Anderson, who was accident
ally shot at St. James, Cedar county,
on the Fourth, while polishing the tar
get at a shooting gallery, died in a
Sioux City hospital, to which he had
been removed to hnve tho bullet ex
tracted. J. E. Iloutz, collector of internal
revenue at Omaha, has completed his
report of collections for the year end
ing June 80. The total amount col
lected is S3,4,.,8.070.28, which is a
round million in excess of 1808, and
two million in excess of 1807.
Many Adams county farmers arc
threshing their wheat from the shocks
and nil report n yield nearly ns good
or equal to that of last year. It Is run
ning from twenty to twenty-live bushels
per acre, and of excellent quality. All
this grain that is being threshed now
is being hauled to tho elevators and
will go Into the market. It Is bring
ing Ufty-flve cents per bushel.
Monday, July 17.
Trouble in the Sterling team has re
sulted in its disbanding.
The postofllce at Fnrnam was robbed
the other night of goods to the value
The past week has .-ecii favorable
growing weather for crops in the west
ern part of the state.
The corn and oats crop of Nemaha
county are in fine condition and bid
fair to be record breakers.
At a ball game at Sutton, John Ben
der, catcher for the Sutton club, wns
knocked insensible by u ball bat and
fears aro entertained for his recovery.
McCormlck, of tiie Verona club, struck
nt a ball and swung his club around
too far. ,
A little daughter of John Bidwell, a
former living south of Sutton, was
crushed to death beneath the wheels
of a wagon loaded with corn. The
team was started up and it was not
noticed that the little one was stand
ing on the spokes of tho hind wheel,
She was thrown beneath the wheal
and her head was crushed.
At Holdrege Fred Ycagcr was acci
dentally shot hy his sweetheart, who,
taking up a revolver, playfully com
manded him to throw up his hands.
Ho made u joking answer and she
pulled tho trigger, not knowing the
gun was loaded, as it has always been
the practice to draw tho cartridges
When tho revolver is not in use. Mr.
Ycagor's" life is despaired of. The girl's
name is Anna Ktroh'm, aged 10.
Tuciduy, July 18.
Two hundred brands have been filed
with the state brands committee.
William Molcsworth an Omaha
brioklayer, killed himself with a re
volver, He had been drinking heavily.
Captain J. II, Culver of Milford, who
commnnded u troop in Grlggsby's
rough riders, lias received nn appoint
ment ns captain in the Thirty-second
regular army regiment now in process
of formation at Leavenworth.
Claud Head of Company G, First Ne
braska, has reached San Francisco.
YQug4HiewUwnlH,uglcr, .undi ,yn qi
vcrely wounded ut tho full of Manila.
Ills name wns among the list of killed
cabled to this country at th time.
Tho secretary of state has receiver;
a deed for the Milford soldier's homo.
Sunday closing of saloons In South
Omaha wns not a success hiht Sunday.
Governor l'oynter has decided to re
tain J. II. Jones as grain Inspector at
Henry Schultz, aged seventy-seven,
of llrunlng, committed suicide by
The Monarch Acetylene Gas com
pany of Omaha hnve Hied articles of
A large number of cattle are going
mnd near Wymore from tho effects of
dog bites received nearly n year ago.
Ed Hill, a Swedish laborer, fell from
a third story of a lodging house on
Farnatn street, Omaha, fracturing ills
skull and causing death.
Tho Hartley bond case has been de
cided favorable to the state and attor
neys for t he bondsmen say it will be
taken to (he supremo court.
A telephone company has been or
ganized nt the town of Johnson, and
Its articles of Incorporation have been
filed with the secretary of state.
At Norfolk the dropping of a buggy
pole caused a runaway in which Mrs.
Herman Gall received a broken arm
and Mr. Gall and daughter were badly
Edward l Austin of Fremont, now
in the Philippines, has received. a mys
terious message stating that his name
is not Austin, but Sullivan, and that
he was stolcu from his home in Trini
dad when but two years. He has a
father, brother and sister now living
nt Trinidad, nnd will look them up.
Wrdneidny, July 10.
Dr. F. A. llutlcrof Harvard has been
sued for damages and malpractice bv
W. F. Flynn.
John P. Ycagcr, who was accident
ally shot at Holdrege last Sunday,
was burled Tuesday afternoon.
The Royal Oaks, a fraternal Insur
ance company of Omaha, has been re
fused a license to do business in the
The weather bureau reports the pnst
as cool with showers in nearly all parts
of the state, and crops, in lino condi
tion. Tho infant son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Geo.
E. Herrlck of Hastings drank gasoline
and twenty minutes later died in
Spreading of tho rails caused nine
enrs of merchandise to be wrecked on
the Union Pacific two miles east of
A musician's wife. nt the exposition
grounds In Omaha and Hngenlmok's
Hon tamer were arrested for violating
the moral code.
Hong Wah's laundry at Hastings
was raided by the police and some opi
um and a couple of pipes were found.
The Chinaman got $3.1.00 and costs for
running nn opium joint.
While pouring somo babbit metal
into some machinery nt tho Hebron
mills, Amos Shnfter and Thos. Carter
were badly injured by the explosion of
the pent up gas In tho cavity they were
Judge F. P. Ireland, referee In bank
ruptcy nt Nebraska City, was assault
ed by Samuel Merldlth on account of
some of the judge's decisions. The
matter will be taken to Judge Mun
ger of the United States court.
HAVE FIGHT WITH OUTLAWS,
Sheriff Killed and Member of IIli
East Las Vkoas, N. M., July 10.
Meager details were received here
yesterday of a pitched battle between
a sheriff's posse and tho gang of out
laws who held up n Colorado and
Southern passenger train at Folsom,
K M., a few days ago. Tho affair
occurred near Cimmaron. Sheriff W.
J. Farr, a member of tho posse, was
killed. Mr. Farr lived at Wnlscn
burg, Col. Cimmaron la situated in
land from telegraph lines.
Deputies Lovo and Smith of Spring
er, N. M., was probably fatally
W. IL Reno, ehiof of tho secret ser
vico department of tho Colorado A
Southern railway was also wounded.
Tho robbers wore uninjured. Thoy
cscapod to tho hills. Another posse
was organized at Cimmaron and Is
now In uurault of the robbers.
Imparted Negvooi Rtarapi.le.
HiitMixaiiAU, Ala., July 10. The
Georgia negroes Imported to Ishkooda
mines to take tho places of strikers,
have atampeJei as the result of the
assassination of ono of tholr number
and the wounding of four othari Sat
urday night. Another lot of Georgia
negroes, about 263 ia numbor, arrived
last night and were taken to Ishkooda,
but, when they wore Informed of what
had hupponed, they, too, commenced
A Growth or 4 3.000 lu Hie Maccabees
Tout Huhoh, Mloh., July 10. The
eighth biennial review of the supreme
tent, Knights of the Maccabees',
opened this morning with 35 delegates
In attendance. Tho report of the su
preme commando? shows a net In
crease in membership during the bl
cnulal period of s'fis.
The landlady rapped on tho table for
attention. "Gentlemen, I supposo you
nro patriotic?" "We are!" camo the
nearly renponac. "And you nil love
your native soil?" "Couldn't love It
better," came In chorus. "I am gad
to hear It, for you must surely enjoy
the few gralnB of sand that refimcd to
part company with the strawberries."
School Children Feci Free.
In every school In Paris there iso'
restaurant where free meals are served
to the children who aro too poor to
nay for tb.em4
A Possibility of tho .Sljporsoclinrj
of General Otis.
PRESIDENT CONSIDERING IT,
The President' Iterant Conference With
the For in or Commander at Manila
Itecalled No VloUllun of Military
Precedent Ii Involved.
Washington, July IP. Tho Presi
dent Is said to be considering tho ad
vlsnblllty of sending Major General
Mctrltt to the Philippines to succeed
General Otis in command there. Tho
strong light thrown upon tho conduct
of tho campaign by tho statement of
tho correspondents, It Is thought, es
tablishes that General Oils has
not comprehended the real situation
In tho Philippines and that tho Pres
ident should send nnoiher otllccr
to conduct tho campaign when tho
rainy season terminates. When Gen
eral Otis was sent to tho Philippines
It was subordlnatn to General Mer
rltt, ono of the three major generals
of tho rcgulnr army, and a most ac
complished soldier nnd skillful gen
eral. .Public exigencies required Mer
rltt to lcavo Manila to attend tho ses
sions of the Paris peace conference,
and thus General O'.ls was put iu
In addition to Mcrrltt aro Major
General Miles and Major General
Brooke. Those three oftleer.s outrank
Otis and there would bo no violation
of military precedent or usigu if ono
of tho senior officers should bo sent to
relieve General Otis.
It will bo recalled thatGoicral Mcr
rltt was Invited bore n few days ago
ami that he had a conference with tho
President. There aro Intimations
that one of tho objects of this confer-
on co was to con shier the proposition
to send Mcrrltt back to the Philip
pines to command the roluforcod
NOT TOASK OTIS ABOUT IT
The War Department Will IMorliarRo the
Wahiinoton, July 10. It was stated
at tho war department to-dny that no
attention whatever would bo paid to
tho "round robin" of tho Manila cor
respondents. The protest was not
sent to General Otis nnd It Is said ho
will not bo called upon tor an expla
nation. In addition to this It wns in
timated that very encouraging news
hud been received from tho Philip
pines and tho situation was much bet
tor than had been generally bollcvcd.
The advices which tho Pr csldon t re
eolved from Manila yesterday, which
havo given so much comfort and en
couragement to tho members of tho
cabinet to whom they were communi
cated, had a bearing rather upon tho
political than tho military situation,
though thero Is natural y n very di
rect connection between tho two at
this tlmo. Tho commission, or at
least so much of it as remains
nt Manila slnco tho departure of
President Bchorman and Admiral
Dewey, has boen unrelaxlng iu the
effort to rcstoro tho confidence of the
natives and nid military operations
by Inducing military defections among
Agulnnldo's followers. Somo prog
ress has boon made; more, it is said,
than tho public Is acquainted with,
for not only havo tho United States
authorities be on able to secure un
qualified adhesion of the nntlvcs of the
more important islands outsido of
Luzon in tho Philippine group, but
even lu that Island they havo stondlly
encroached on what wus rogarded us
purely Insurgent territory and aro ar
ranging for tho establishment of full
civil governments In some of the prov
inces of the Island whoreln Aguinuldo
has heretofore been strongest.
Tho cabinet meeting to-day was
long, and tho mombora, after it ad
journed, wero more reticent than
usual It was ascertained tho decision
was reached to allow tho "round
robin" matter to drop. At nn Informal
conference held at tho White houso
tho subject was thoroughly discussoJ
and such a policy agreed upon. This,
it is stated, was couurmud at to-day's
cabinet meeting, tiflhlally tho mat
ter will bo ignored and General Otis
will bo allowod to treat It as ho may
DEAD IN AN OHIO COLLISION,
rtiree Men Hilled on the Nor fold A
Weitern The Ciuse Not Unown.
Portsmouth, Ohio, July 10. Ahead
on collision between passenger train
No. 3 nnd a through freight oocurred
on tho Norfolk & Western railway to
day at HayerhllL The dead are
Georgo Sloan, Coal Grove, freight en
engineer; Ocorge Egbort, Portsmouth,
passenger fireman; Perflngor,
The wreck becurred in a heavy fog
on a short curve west of Haverhill.
Both trains wero running at high
speedy The two engines, twenty
frelgh't cars and tho baggage and ex
press cars were wrecked. Tho cause
of tho accident has not been dotcr
REBELLED AGAINST TAGALS,
ntlplnos In Three Province! Hnve
Aiked American Aid.
Manila, July 19. Tho natives of
tho provinces of Albuy, South Camar
Ines und North Cumarlnes aro endeav
oring to throw off tho domination of
tho Tagals. It is roporto.l that thoro
has been fighting between tho pcoplo,
of the provinces nnmjcl aud small
bands of Tngals who were quartered
upon them, running tho local govern
ments, and that tho people In ques
tion aro willing to declare allegiance
to the United States " '
HVE KILLED IN KENTUCKY,,
Outhronlc of nn (lid Food llrlnin Mimj
Loniion, Ky July 10 A report lint
reached hero of tho outbreak of an
other feud in Clny county by which
live men lost their lives yesterday,
Tho dend aro said to bo: Uobort Phil
pot, Ed Fisher, Anron Morris,' Jim
Grllllii, Hugh Griniu.
Theso fatalities resulted from a
pitched battle fought near Llttlo
Gooso creek, threo miles from Man
chester. Tho feud dates back nearly two
years. On Christmas, 1S97, James
Phllpot wns killed by Aaron Morris,
but before ho died ho shot and killed
William lluiuly, n friond of Morris.
Tho Morrises und Grilling wero olosoly
nfllllatcd. Slnco then, tho two fac
tions havo been vory blttor, and It
has been aroused recently by tho
Whlto-Hdker hostilities. ' Tho Phil
pots, who nro the strongest faction In
tho mountains, numbering about 7f0
voters, openly espoused tho aauso of
tho linkers, while tho GrlUlns took
sides with tho Whites.
Tho batllo began nt about 0 o'clock
nnd raged Uerooly for ton or tlftoon
minutes. When It wns over It was
found that tho llvo men mentioned
nhovo hud boon killed outright, throe
of tho bolligcroutn were seriously
wounded, whllo Poto Phllpot was the
only ono on cither sldo to o.scomo In
jury. Granville Phllpot Is said to bo
one of tho most seriously wounded.
He Is n Union veteran, having lost, a
leg nt'Stono river. Ho Is an ox-member
of the Kentucky legislature, and
Is said to havo killed threo or four
men. Ed Fisher, who Is reported
dead, wns another man with several
nicks lu his cane. Ho was but 23ycar
old, but was said to havo killed three
Tho story of this batllo catnoil con
sternation hero, notwithstanding tho
fact that serious trouble, has been ox
pooled to break out among tho moun
taineers of Clay county evor slnco tho
nssassluutlon of Tom linker several
weeks ago. An effort was at once bo
gun to secure deputies to go to tho
scat of the trouble and attempt to re
store outet, but up to a late hour
thero had not boon enough respousos
to mako up n foreo that would
command respect. Tho situation at
Manchester is dcplorablo. Slnco
morning, the placo has been In a state
of terror, scarcely anyone daring to
vcuturo out of doors. Business Is
suspended nnd tho residents aro mo
mentarily expecting a renewal of hos
C0RBIN DEFENDS CENSOR.
Adjutant (leneral Declares the Public
Ii Kept Well Informed.
Washington, July 10. Regarding'
statements that oiblo dispatches re
ceived In Washington und other nows
regarding the war had boen consorod
contrary to tho usual custom, Adju
tant General Corblu said:
"Yes, theso complaints have been
brought to my notlco; a word of ex
planation In perhaps duo tho country,
no loss than the department. Tho
enormous amount of work the otllco
hns been called upon to perform lias
taxed to tho limit tho endurance of
tho clerks, who, by tho way, aro as
competent ns nny that can bo found
anywhere. Complaints woro mado by
several of tho assistants and clerks
that our clerks woro being annoyed
aud their tlmo taken from loglttmato
work by direct application for infor
mation from pcoplo In no way con
nected with the oillco or tho public
"As u matter of protection to tho
public Interests and good administra
tion, tho circular of Juno 23 was is
sued. Tho consuro of tho so-called
ccnsora.l press Is without just cause;
and ovldeutly under mlsapprohonslon
"Thoro has been no information re
ceived from General Otis that has not
bcou given to tho press promptly on
tho bulletin board in tho hall of this
ofllco; every fair minded representa
tive of tho press will bear witness to
this statoincnt. What would tho man
ager of any ono of tho complaining
newspapers say if information con
cerning tho business of tho paper was
inquired for of tho printers rather
than at tho business ofllco of tho pa
per? This ia n case exactly in point
"Tho standing Instructions of tha
President and secretary of war aro
that the public shall bo given all in
formation wo receive. This has beeu
done and will continuo to bo done.
Of course, plans of campaigns that
would bo of help to Agufnaldo and
other Filipinos havo not and will not
bo promulgated, but all facts of
evonts transpired havo been given la
Men Need Warm Clnthtnjr.
Washi.noto.v, July 19. President
McKtn'ey received u telegram from
San Francisco yestorday saying thai
the Oregon troops at the Presidio were
without overcpats and wero sufforlng
from tho weather and in danger of
pneumonia. Tho dispatch stated that,
having just returned from a tropical
fllinato, thoy could not withstand the
cold and that thero woro plenty of
overcoats in tho quartermaster's de
partment. President MpK)nloy di
rected that auch clothing as was
necessary for the comfort of the troop
be Issued to'them. i
Oil Laden Ship Uams.
Hai.ipax, N. d, July JO. Tha
Standard Oil company's tank stoamor
Maverick, which arrived Saturday
from Now York with a cargo' dfc-lt,
Is sunk lu tho harbor. Sho was takon
to bar pier In Hertford basin and tha
pumping of tho oil from the ship's
hold to tho oil tank on tho shor;ws
commenced, a six-Inch plpo connect
ing tho tanks. During tho pu'rnSSna;
Into tho engine room anajfljpia
ignited. The steamer's crow mad,
efforta to subdue tho flames which
followed, but were obliged to lvt,
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