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Red Cloud Chief.
RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA
Tho barber's face mutt bo his saav
Tho flirt of today will be the old
lMld of tomorrow.
Even tho doaf muto In able to hear
money when It talks.
If vanity falls to catch a man In ono
dlsgulso It assumes another.
Somehow tho moro you try to bo
funny tho mora pcoplo don't laugh.
"When tho landlord mines tho rent
tho tenant must rnlso It also or get
Lexicographers think favorably of
changing tho word politician to poli
tician. Political reform may bo nil right, but
political corruption has tho advantugo
of ngo and experience.
Tho man who Is tho architect of his
own character often puts up n Job nc
other mnn would tatto off hln hands.
'TIs Bald there nro but few great
women orators; but when it comes to
great talkers well, that's another
No woman should ever be allowed
to voto until sho Is nblo to sharpen
a lead pencil for tho purpose of
scratching her ticket.
Sir Thomas Llpton was banqueted
on his return to London, Just the same.
He had certainly dono as well as could
have been expected, considering tho
A Arm at Sycamore, 111., has started
ft turtle farm on tho banks of tho Klsh
waukeo river. Both beforo nnd nfter
death It appears that tho festive turtlo
Is to bo In tho swim.
TImo was when tho word "plague"
filled every heart with horror. Amer
ica has never been devastated by tho
foil disease nnd now when n vessel
from Ilrazll has nrrlvcd at Now York
with sevoral cases on board thoro is
nothing to fear, for they have been
promptly quarantined. Tho "black
death," as the pluguo has been appro
prlately named, Is always present in
Asia, where natlvo ignorance nnd dis
regard of cleanllncsH have rendered
It epidemic. Europe, which was peri
odically decimated by this fatal putrid
fever, has got rid of it by propor at
tention to sanitation. The United
8ta$c8 wth ItH good drainage, good
living and tho accompanying increased
vitality" ban ribthirie to fear from tho
presenco of a few isolated cases at the
New York quarantine.
London correspondents stato that
after twenty-flvo yenrs of bankruptcy
America's first colony, Liborla, Is now
ichabllltatcd, tho Interest on its pub
lic debt being paid. In 1871 Liberia
floated n loan of 1300,000, chlofly In
England, but three years later tho lit
tle republic failed to meet tho Interest,
and thin condition of affairs has pren
vailed ever since, until now Liberia's
fiscal agents in London bavo an
nounced that the government Is onco
moro ablo to meet Its obligations. This
fctep was rendered fenslblo by a new
Dourco of revenue derived from rubber,
nnd tho interest which tho bondholders
despaired of getting Is now being paid
from the royalties turned Into thu gov
ernment of tho republic by tho LI
bcrlan rubber syndicate, an essentially
English concern. Tho development of
tho rubber Industry in Liberia has at
tracted considerable attention, which
has not confined itself to the commer
cial aspect, and there Is likely to ba
la the near futuro diplomatic activity
In relation to tho status of Liberia.
Tho year 1900 will offer a consider
nblo range of cholco to persons Inter
ested In anniversaries pcrtntnlng to
literary men whoao claim to romom
branco 1b indisputable. Scholars will
have tho flvo hundredth anniversary
of the death of Chaucor In mind, and
will repair with fresh delight to that
"well of English undofyled." Richard
Hooker, tho English divine, will have
been dead three centuries. Ills dis
tinction had the added felicity of win
ning Izak Walton's pen to record its
fullness Tho centenary of Cowper's
death Is to bo numbered with the
notablo days In tho new year. Many
to whom his works may not otherwise
appeal will be gratotul for the
spiritual refreshment which they own
to his devotional writing. On tho other
hand, tho centenary of Macaulay'a
birth will be commemorated, at IcaBt by
Bpeclal recollection, by tho largo com
pany who are his debtors because when
he wrote 'history, the poet's Imaglna
tlon'kcpt dullness at a dlstanco. Thoro
will be other days and aamos for end-of-the-entury
mention which good
readers and good listeners will not
Masked highwaymen In Greater New
York climbed aboard a trolley car the
other morning, robbed --.-
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u iuuo. 11 u' ut
LAY DOWN ARMS
Sight Hundred Filipinos Sutv
render in a Body,
SMAIL fORCE EffECT THE CAPTURE
Knplcl Advance of Troop Into the
Interior Natives of Mlnilauo Turn
On Tha IterolutlonUU Creat
ed Triumph of the War.
A Manila, Dec. 2, 0:30 a. m. dispatch
lays General Connon surrendered BOO
jfllccrs nnd men with rifles, several
Americans and seventy Spanish prison
ers and tho garrison at Dayomboug,
province of Nucvn Vircaya, to Lieu
tenant Monroe, with fifty men of tho
Considerable interest Is felt at Wash
ington in tho news of tho surrender,
particularly ns the number Is said to
ixeced that captured by tho A merl
in n troops at any ono tlmo. Bayom
bong is the city to which Agulnnldo at
mo tlmo contemplated rctrcatinir for
the purpose of locating the rebel cap
ital, after ho was foiccd to flee from
Tiirlac, but tho American troops
ptcssed him so hard that he was un
title to carry out his intention. (leu
sral Otis' dispatch repeating informa
tion received from General I.uwton,
tnltl It Indicated that Bayombong had
been captured on tho 23th of Novem
ber and Is thought that is tho samo
.dncc referred to In tho Manila dis
patch. No information had been re
ceived nt the war department regard
ing the surrender.
MUST ANSWER FOR MURDER
Trial of Clyde Mnttox Who Ilai Killed
Five Men Hat llogun.
Clyde Mnttox has been taken to New
ark, Okla.. to stand trinl for tlm mnr.
der at Ponen City of Lincoln Swlnnoy,
a succp norocr.
MnttOX has killed five inin. ntul fnv
inc crime was tcntcuccd to death. Ills
mother spent n fortune to savo him,
lnd succeeded llrst In ha vine Itil,i,.nt
Dlovclund commute his sentence to life
imprisonment, nnd later In having
I'reaideni McKinlnv m-u-dnn him. M,,.
tok Is but thirty-one years old.
APPEAL TO CONGRESSMEN
Uelhodlit Congrc at St. Loul Want
The Methodist con cress wtr.xl i,n
following resolutions to Washington:
"Resolved, That the Methodist Epls-
:opal church congress, In session nt St.
Louis, Mo., rcsncctfiill v und pnrnokt.K-
appeals to every member of tho Flfty-
mxvu congress to ut,e nis voto and In
fluence to prevent, by constitutional
means, the seating nf tlm nnirmm.
member-elect of congress, llrlgham II.
uuucrisoi uinn, or secmo tho cxpul-
huh vi sum jioocrts, if seated."
Fuml for Wife of Grldloy.
Milton Ilardn. tnnnnirof nt , .....
holsterlnir dcnartiniml nt. tlm MUuuoi
Knnsas & Texas shops at Scdalia, Mo.',
in uivai paper suggests tliat ho will
be ono of tho 100,000 persons to con
tribute 23 rents each to n 323,000 fund
to be presented to tho widow of Capt.
Charles V. Grldloy, who commanded
Adintral Dowev's flatrshln nt. tlm lmtn..
af Manila. Mr. Bavdo suggests Mint
mrs. ncicn uouiu be mndo treasurer of
Oppose Semitic ot Quay.
The democratic statn (.,.,!( u,. ,.,.,.
siltteo ut Pittsburg mado public a
memorial addressed to the democratic
ncmucr.s 0i tno united State senate
icttinir forth that tlu iiimnln.,.,..,t ..r
Senator M. S. Quay by tho governor
was unlawful and In contradiction of
tho provisions of tho constitution of
Pennsylvania, and urging them to op
poso his bolng given a seat.
Nominate a Ilnrdln Mini.
Juno W. Gnvla of Owiin iniintf I'm,.
nieky, was nominated for congress by
tho Seventh district drmncntl,. .
vontlon. The nomination was mado
on tho sixty-soveuth bnllot. Gaylo
was a candldato for Btato auditor be
foro tho htato democratic convention,
uuv went uown wan tho slate of P.
Wat Hardin at tho hands of tlm nni,i
llltO. 0ftO Is a l)llstll(sll mnn
FpMemlo of Smallpox.
A smallpox epidemic is reported at
Dixon, 111., where 100 persons have be
come ill. Local physicians diagnosed
the liases as chickenpox, but Dr. C. S.
Nelson.the state board of health expert
who went to investigate tho mutter,
wires that tho illness Is typical small
pox and that It is spreading at an
VT. II. II. fltout a nankrupt.
W. H. It. Stout, whn will , .m.
bered in Nebraska as "BossStout," has
Just filed a plea of bankruptcy In tho
dlbtrlct, at Washington, D. C, alleging
debts amounting to 830,000, aud assets
o' $100. Most of the debts are htutcd
to be due to Nebraska parties.
tVagea Will Be Advanced.
All the cotton tnanufur.tiinrn ,-nn..
Lntcd in tho Fall River association
have decided that they would grant an
advance of 10 per cent in wages be
ginning Monday, December 11. Iu all
about 28,000 hands will benefit by tho
Goea After Lead Company.
Attorney General Edward C. Crow
began proceedings in tho St. Louis
court of appeals to have tho National
Lcajd company excluded from the privi
lege of doing business in Mtaiouri oa
tho ground that It is a trust.
HE SAVED THEIR LIVES
Lieutenant Clllnmro nnd I'nrtyOvreTltoIr
Live to Aetilnntdo.
When tho landing parly from the
United States battleship Oregon, un
der Lieutenant-Commander McCrnckcn,
took tho town of Vlgan, province of
South Illco last Sunday, says n Ma
nila dispatch of Decembers, they found
there an escaped prisoner, A. L. Bonn
onshclm, who furnished tho first au
thentic account of the experiences of
Lieutenant James C. Gllmorc, of tho
gunboat Yorktown, who, with n party
of tho Yorktown, was captured by tho
insurgents nenr llaler, on tho cast
coast of Luzon, last April whllo mak
ing an examination of tho mouth of
tho river In nn armed boat.
Mr. Sonncnshcln was Imprisoned at
A bra for a long tlmo with Lieutenant
Gllmorc and seven willors, but con
trived to escape, carrying u concealed
note, written in naval cipher, dated
Abra, November 10, addressed to "Any
rsavai omccr," ana saying:
"You may have perfect confidence In
anything tho bearer sayB." Tho note
was signed "Gllmorc."
According to Mr. Sonncnshcln, when
Lieutenant Gilmore's launch entered
tho river, from Ilalcr harbor, under
cover of Ensign W. II. Standlcy's gun,
tho landing was lccelvcd with three
volleys. Two of tho Americans were
killed and two mortally wounded.
Kvcry man wns hit, Lieutenant Gil
more receiving a flesh wound In tho
leg, and his foot stuck fast in the mud.
It was n cholco between surrender and
Lieutenant Gllmore asked tho terms
of release, but they were of such char
acter It was Impossible for him to meet
them, although ho made an effort to
The Americans wcro then bound
hand nnd foot nnd taken to San Isldro,
when General Luna ordered their exe
cution. They were marched to the
plaza, and in the presence of a great
crowd, wcro aligned to be executed.
Lieutenant Gllmorc said: "As an
American officer nnd gentleman, I pro
test against being shot with my hands
Agutnaldo interfered nnd prevented
the execution. When General Lawton
approached San Isldro last June, tho
Americans wcro removed to Abra,
where they wcro kept confined in cells
for two months. Subsequently they
were allowed greater liberty, but tho
rjpa.-t t'aat Llajaat Gil moro was
given a house and servant Is untrue.
lie had the same quarters ns tho men,
and the Americans were given the same
allowance as tho Spanish prisoners
five cents a pay with which to buy rice
and bananas, virtually tho only ra
tions. CHANGE FAVORED BY MANY
Itepreseutntlon In National Convention
In support of an argument mado by
tho New York l'resa that the basis of
representation In republican national
conventions should be changed, that
paper will publish a number of opln
lans received in reply to an effort to
poll the national committeemen upon
tho subject. United States Senator
Hnnna and Charles S. Drayton ot
Rhode Islnnd nio non-committal.
Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin, Sen
ator Seott of West Virginia, L. F. Hub
bard of Minnesota nnd Frederick 8.
Glbbs of New York all favor a change.
Tho eoueeusus of their opinion Is ex
pressed by Mr. Payne, who protcsta ut
length against a policy which allows
"one republican In Mississippi forty
times as much voice In naming n can
dldato as ono rcpubllcau in thu btate of
TERSE TELEGRAPHIC TICKS
General Leonard Wood says tho re
port that he was to succeed General
Sternberg as surgeon general of tho
army was without foundation.
Tho ofllcinl report on tho condition
of the transport Mnnaucnso gives tho
details, nnd bays that tho boat was iu
perfect shape when It left Sau Fran
cisco. Nicholas Put?., a laborer, shot Mary
Wlclgornska, who resisted his atten
tions, nt Toledo, Thanksgiving even
lug and then shot himself. Tho girl
will recover, but 1'utz will die.
Tho funeral of ex-Senator Thomas
W. Tipton of Nebraska took place in
Washington Thanksgiving afternoon
from his lato residence. Interment
wus mado In Hock Creek cemetery.
The Chicago board of education has
adopted u resolution calling for an In
quiry as to to whether the board may
not enter the book publishing Held
with profit to Itself and the public.
It was officially announced at Lon
don that General Methuen was slight
ly wounded at tho buttle of M odder
river. Communication is open with'
Moddcr ltlvcr, but as no further1 news
has eome, it is supposed General
Methuen is pushing forward.
The Spanish cannon captured at El
Caney and presented to Allegheny, Pa.,
was unveiled with appropriate cere
monies in tho presenco of a vast con
couri of people. Private, James Shar
key was killed whllo firing a salute by
the prematura discharge of a cannon.
A very general observance of tho
holiday marked Thanksgiving at the
national capital, Tho day was more
closely obberved at tho executive man
sion than for years. Tho house was
closed to visitors antl business was al
most wholly suspended.
Thomas Drlncgar fell into a hole at
tho Buvllngton depot nt Salem two
months ago and sued tho company for
53,500 damages. Recently ho compro
mised the enso for 817 cash. Ho evi
dently thought that 817 In hand wac
worth moro than 82,500 In court a quar
ter of a century.
In a Comatose State and Could
MIGHT HAVE LINGERED A LONG TIMf
All Hope of Itecover Wan Abandoned
Temperature 104, TuUe 128 ana
Ilriplratlon 40 riijrlclan and
Family ive. pp A11 jrope.
A telephone message received just at
tho moment of going to press, states
that Senator Hay ward died at 0 o'clock,
this, Tuesday morning. Tho members
of his family, were at his bedside when
the cud came.
A Nebraska City special says: Sen
ator Hay ward has been in a semi-corn
atoso state sinco 7 o'clock Monday ev
ening. He takes very little nourish
ment nnd is unable to respond to
questions. At 10 o'clock Monday morn
ing his temperature was 101, pulso 128
and Irregular, and respiration 40. He
is falling fast and at 1 o'clock thcro is
but little change. Dr. Whlttcn and
tho fumlly fear that the end is near.
At 8 p. m. Senator Hay ward Is in a
comatose condition. His temperature
is 103, pulse 120 and respiration !i0. He
is fulling rapidly. Ho can live but a
At 2 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning
Senator Hayward is still alive. Ho
may linger for many hours, but all
hope of recovery Is abandoned.
Home for Frlendle Caie.
In the district court of Lancaster
county, the case wherein the oillccrs of
tne Homo for tho Friendless seek to
compel Secretary of State Porter to
approve their claim for reimbursement
of their trust fund was argued. Tho
society claims that while It was resist
ing tho operation of tlte law placing
the homo in the hands of tho state it
expended several thousand dollars be
lonirintr to a trust fund which had benn
given it for tho support of indigent
tinmen nnu old people. It presented a
ilaim of tho btato oillccrs for reim
bursement and tho becrctarv of stnto
declined to approve it. The society
3fuccrs appealed to tho district court
for a writ of mandamus to compel him
to do this.
Placed Under a Peace Dond.
Gerhard Mcincr, a German farmer
living lu the eastern part of Cook
county, was placed under a peace war
rauton complaint of his wife, nnd
later Mclnor filed a complaint against
his wife charging her with stealing his
property. This woman Is Melncr's
second wife. His first wife died very
suddenly nearly two years ago and
Mcincr was charged with having
caused her death, but tho coroner's In
vestigation failed to hold him respon
sible. Soon after tho death of his wife
Mcincr went on the hunt for another
aud while on this mission In Lincoln
created quite a sensation. It is not
likely ai3 serious trouble will occur.
The month of November held up Its
remarkable record to the last, and now
has the distinction of going down on
the records as the warmest November
sinco tho university weather station
as established. Tho mean tempera
ture was 40.0 degrees, which Is 0 de
grees above tho normal. In 1833 tho
mean was 43, in 1S90 it was 41 and In
1893 It was 40. The precipitation was
.58 Inches, which is .15 inches below
the normal. Kleven months of tho
year 1809 bhow an average dally excess
of temperatuio of 4 and an accumulated
deficiency of 4.03 inches iu tho pre
cluitation. KxtablUli Neir Foital Line.
A new postal line has been estab
lished between Albion and Columbus,
The order establishing It will go Into
effect Immediately, and from now on
Albion will have, two mails dully in
stead of ono as formerly. One of tho
malls will be carried on a freight train
on the branch line of tho Union Pa
cific, which runs from Columbus to
Sioux City. Thcro is general rejolclug
In Albion on securing an additional
Intereited In "Doe' Matthew.
The newspaper fraternity and poli
ticians up in the vicinity ot Chadron
arc taking nn interest in "Doo" Mnt-
thews for governor of Arkansas. Mat
thews used to edit tho O'Neill Fron
tier, but is now running tho leading
rcpubllcau paper in his chosen stato at
Little Rock, and is already mentioned
for tho nomination for governor by his
party next year.'
Excited by liquor and enraged by
tho flight of his wife to tho homo of
her parents, Charles Lamb, a black
nnlth employed by the Illinois steel
sompany, Chicago, shot and killed his
father-in-law, Charles Nurbcit.
Itarr Parker's View of Cuba.
Darr Parker Is In Llucoln after an
absence of two years. For tho past
ten months he has been in Havana, act
ing as agent for several firms who were
looking after commercial opportuni
ties In tho new country. Mr. Parker
states that the Influx of people to Cuba
has not been ns great ns was antici
pated, but he believes this is largely
due to tho uncertainty of tho policy of
tho government. As boon as tho pco-
Slo in tho United States know how
uba la to bo governed permanently,
there will bo a rush to take advantage
of tho many business chanc?s nn every
THE GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS
Calls Attention to fionator nay-ward'
Drath Flag nt Half lltit,
The following proclamation has been
Issued by direction of Governor Toyn.
To the people of the state of Nebras
ka Monroo L. Hayward, senator of
United Stales, died at his homo In Ne
braska City, Nebraska, nt 0:20 this
morning. In him the state hon lost
one of its most illustrious citizens and
faithful servants, His participation in
tho early organization of our stato
government wns marked by an un
swerving fidelity of a very high order,
and the care manifested by him In all
matters of public Importance showed
the zeal with which he guarded tho In
terests of his adopted state. Tho closo
Df his too brief career as n senator of
the United States is regretted by all.
Ills private life was gentle nnd noblo,
and his firmness of disposition won tho
respect of all.
In sorrowing testimony of the loss
which has fallen upon our state, I di
rect that on tho day of the funeral all
flags upon the nrmorles nnd public
buildings of the state, counties, school
districts nnd municipalities will bo dis
played at half mast until the day fol
lowing the funeral.
In testimony whereof, I have hero
unto set my hand and caused to bo
affixed the great seal of Nebraska.
Done at. Lincoln this 5th day of De
cember, A.D. 1899.
(Seal) WILLIAM A. POYNTER.
Hy the Governor:
W. F. I'OItTKR,
Secretary of State.
MODERN LIBRARY METHODS
Trogram For the Stnto Library Anoct
utlon. The Nebraska library association
will hold its annual meeting iu con
nection with tho state teachers' asso
ciation meeting at Lincoln, Dcocmbor
20. Modem library methods will bo
shown for the benefit of country li
braries. The delegates will be given a
chance to acquire considerable knowl
edge aboitt cataloging, care of books
aud other technical points. 'One hun
dred libraries in the state will be in
vited to send representatives. Tho
program prepared for the evening In
cludes tho following: "Starting a
Small Library," Vice President W. I.
Wyer of Lincoln of tho university of
Nebraska library; "Reference Work,"
Miss Edith Tobltt of Omaha; "Furthor
Library Legislation In Nebraska,"
State Librarian D. A. Campbell, Lln
Stricken With Heart DUeaie On Arrival
at the Hchoolhoaie.
Tuesday tho pupils of tho Columbian
school at Plattsmouth were thrown
into consternation by tho sudden death
of Elmer Roman, the six-year-old son
of Olc J. Roman, which occurred in tho
schoolroom. The llttlo fellow was go
ing through the hall when he suddenly
gave a scream und fell to tho floor, no
was picked up by the principal, Mrs.
Thomas, In nn unconscious condition,
and finally carried to his home, where
a phj'slelan was promptly In attend
ance, but the little fellow never recov
ered consciousness. The cause of death
was diagnosed to be heart disease, tho
mother stating that the boy appeared
to be perfectly well when he left homo
i:ioven Hundred Ilrandi.
Eleven hundred brands have been re
corded by Clerk Stcrrctt In the office of
the secretary of btate. When the law
providing for a state brands nnd marks
committco went into effect some wcro
of the opinion that 10,000 brands would
be filed. Tho indications now are that
not to exceed 2,000 will bo filed by tho
first of the year. A fco of 51.50 Is re
quired for each filing. Tho committco
will hold a meeting at the first of tho
year and pass on tho priority of tho
brands on file. Proof may be required
in some disputed cases In which moro
than one person claims the same brand.
After tho first of tho year the person
who first files a brand with the commit
tee Is entitled to hold a prior claim to
Ilimtardy Charge to Face.
Silas Imcl, a man fifty-three years of
age, had a hearing In police 'court at
Kearney, charged with bastardy,, pre
ferred by Mary E. Fox, a girl seven
teen years old. The girl recited that
her trouble commenced the 19th of last
June, and on the strength of her word
nnd other evidence Imel was bound
over to the district court and his bond
placed at fifteen hundred dollars.
fluent Wer. Scared.
Half clud, the guests of the Klon
dike hotel In Omaha made a life and
death race for the street at an alarm
of fire turned In from the hotel ofilce.
Tho lower part of the hostelry was
flllel with smoke.' The firemen found,
upon arrival, u pile of rubbish burn
ing in tho boiler room. A minute play
of tho hoso extinguished tho blaze.
The damago was nominal.
Mrs. N. P. Lundcen, wife of Colonel
Lundcen, died early Saturday at York
from the effect of Internal hemorrage
and peritonitis. She was sick only
The state has practically completed
a hetllcracnt with GeorgoW. Make cV
Co., who built a new building at tho
institution for deaf and dumb at Oma
ha. Tho contract price was 80,911.
Tho board of public lands and build
Ings has let a contract for the electric
wiring and fixtures for the building.
Tho bid of tho Western Electrical com
pany of Omaha, S349, was accepted.
Hubber Interests Combine,
Tho rubber trust will consolidate ita
factories at Peoria, 111., and Akron, O,
HE (UT iipROAT
Tragedy on Short Line Passes
gcr Near Piainvicw.
A DESPERATE PRISONER'S MAD ACT
Elude Vigilance of Sheriff, Who Wat
Taking Him to tho Sioux Falla
Penitentiary N'ewa of Nebraska "
The Flrt Snow Storm.
A Plnlnvlcw, Neb., November 30 spe
cial says: A man named James Rogers,
on the Pacific Short Lino passenger
train going cast, committed suicide
just beforo the train reached Piainvicw
todav. He was in chanrn of Klmi-tir i
sM. Sweeney nnd a deputy, under ben-
icncc lor Horsestealing ana was en
routo to tho Sioux Falls, S. D., peni
tentiary, having been convicted at
Hell Fourchc. lie cut his throat with
a penknife and expired in a few mo
ments. Tac bodv was taken from tlm tmln
at Piainvicw and prepared for burial.
Royers had the reputation In tho Dlack
Hljls of being a desperate character
and he was closely guarded on tho
trip by tho sheriff nnd his deputy, but
in somo way eluded their vigllang
and managed to cut his throat.
SAYS THAT IT IS BANKRUPT
Greater American Exposition Confesses
The Greater American exposition
Association was to have appeared be
fore Judge Mungcr in United States
court at Omaha Wednesday, and
through Its officers show caubo why it
should not bo adjudged bankrupt. In
stead of tho officers appearing, they
wore represented by their attorney, W.
D. McIIugh, who filed an answer, ad
mitting all the allegations alleged lu
the petition of the creditors. This gavo
the case a now phase, as it was ex
pected that a general denial would bo
filed. However, tho attorney pleaded
that he was not roady to go to trial,
and took advantage of tho ten days'
continuance provided for under tho
provisions of the statute. The answer
admits that the corporation was in
solvent several weeks prior to tk
close of the show.
SHOOTS HIGHWAYMAN DEAD
South Omaha Dank Collector Datt!ei
narry Trumbull 'killed a highway
man in South Omaha. Trumbull was
on his way home. Passing Twenty
fourth and J street, South Omaha, near
a vacant lot, two men sprang out and
grabbed him. One threw his arm
around Trumbull's neck, seeking tc
throttle him, whllo tho other masked
man started to rifle the victims pockets.
Having his hand on his revolver in his
overcoat pocket, ho shot one of tho
robbers dead, while the other escaped.
Trumbull went to tho police station
where he is detained. Ho is collector
for the Packer's National bank. The
dead man is unknown nnd is about
twenty-two years old.
An Honest Kdltor.
At a recent meeting of tho Wlsner
town board a printing bill which had
been allowed at tho legal rato of SI
per square first insertion, was, on tho
advice of Editor Kenower, of tho Wis
ner Chronicle, reconsidered and cut
down to 25 cjnts. In his defense- of
the action of tho board In last week's
Issue of the Chronicle, Editor Kenower,
btato regent and reformer, admits that
lie charged the village of Wlsner from
.Tnnuary 1, 1837, to January 1, 1890, 81
per bquarc first insertion, for publish
ing ordinances, etc., but finding that
hehad.ignorantly been charging 75
cents per square too much, had only
charged 25 cents btraight since that
Fight Growing Hitter.
The fight In tho township of Monroo
jver tho question of incorporation Is
waging bitterly. On December 20 It
will be carried Into tho courts. Al
bert fc Rccder being tho attornoys to
handle the case for the potitloncrs,
and Whltmoyer fc Gohdrlng for tho
faction opposed to incorporation. Tho
two local papers of Monroe, the Re
publican and the Looking Glabs, aro
arrayed ipr and against incorporation,
respectively, and It Is In a measure due
to this, as well as personal animosity
to Editor Gerard on account of his
prohibition policy, that the office of
tho Looking Glass was broken Into
and wrecked Inst week.
Ilurned to Death la ni Home.
News has just reached Fairmont of
tho death of W. B. Shankln at Kelso,
Wash. Mr. Shankln was an old resi
dent of Fillmore county and was con
sidered well-to-do. Ills wife died and
left'lilm with two sons. Tho oldest
Sliankln went to TCelso, took a claim
and built a k liquso pud was living
alone. On tho 23 his house was burned
and his body was found In the ruins.
The remains weae taken to Illinois for
" ,Mt'Ie;Warrant. J
, Judge Cornish has. Ordered Auditor
Cornell tolssuo'a 84,000 warrant' for
the state board of agriculture which
he recently refused to do. Tho caso
went by default It was an appeal
from tho rejection of the claim, tho
auditor havinir declined to issue tho
warrant on the ground thnt tho stato
fair was not held last year.
Fairmont Ha a Saloon.
The city council of Fairmont has
granted a saloon llconso for tho next
five months. This Is tho first r-aloon
Fairmont has had for fifteen years.
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