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'BANK SAf E LOOTED
BOER FORCES REPULSED
DEATH TO END DISGRACE
Ruskin, Nuckolls County, Has .1
EXPLOSION AROUSES SLEEPY VILLAGERS
Sot Known How Much Money U'im
enroll, Hut n Coiildcr:ihln Sum Left
Itolilnil HlimtlhuuuiU 011 Trull
Hut Wreckers (!! Avru
Word comes from Ruskin, Nuckolls
county, tliat tho Stnto bank of that
placo lind been robbed. The outer cas
ing of tho safo was blown open mid
Iho explosions, of which there were
four, aroused tho people residing In the
vicinity of tho bank building.
The money chest Ik t 111 secure and
the bulk of tho money was in the chest.
Just what amount of money was taken
la not yet known, as tho vault will not
be examined until a representative of
tho Insuranco company 1 caches the
scene, but It 1b mild not over $500 was
The robbers, four In number, were
seen going south on loot, nnd were
trailed about thrco miles, where they
had a team waiting.
Tho Bherllf and marshal, with tho
Heatrlco bloodhounds, mndu a hot chaso
for them. .
They wont south through Hardy Into
Kansas and at Republic the pursuers
wcro close after those who aro sup
posed to bo tho robbers. Tho chase
was abandoned at Belleville, Kan., as
both men and dogs were worn out
OLEO BILL PASSES
Differ In Homo ltcfipcctn to Tlmt fanned
liy tlm Home.
At tho conclusion of a lively debate,
tho Bennto passed the oleomargarine
bill by a vote of 39 to 31.
Tho mensuro as passed by the sen
ate differs In some respects from that
passed by the house of representatives.
It provides that oleomargarine and
kindred products nhnll be subject to all
tho laws and regulations of any stato
or territory or tho District of Columbia
into which they are transported,
whether in original packages or other
wise; that any person who sells olco
margnrlno nnd furnishes it for the uso
of others, except to his own family,
who shall mix with It any artificial col
oration that causes It to look like but
ter, shall bo subject to the tnx provided
by existing law; that upon oleomar
garine colored bo as to resemble butter
a tax of 10 cents n pound shall bo
levied, but upon oleomargarine not
colored tho tax shall bo one-fourth of 1
cent per pound; that upon adulterated
butter a tax of 10 cents a pound Bball
be levied, and upon all process or reno
vated butter the lax shall be one-fourth
of 1 cent per pound. The manufactur
ers or process or of renovated or of
adulterated butter shall pay an annual
tax of $G00, tho wholesale dealers Bhall
pay a tax of 5480 and tho retail deal
ers n tax of ?48 per annum.
The measuro provides regulations
for the collection of tho tnx and pre
scribes how tho various products aro
to bo prepared for market.
LASTED SIX MONTHS
Htrcet Cur Strike nt Scninton, I'll
oily ICndcd ty Agreement.
Tho six months' street car strike nt
Scranton, Pa., Is at nn end, and tho
men have returned to work.
An agreement was signed by Gen
eral Manager Sllllman and the execu
tive board of tho strikers.
All tho men are to bo taken back as
quickly as possible at tho advanco In
wages recently announced by tho com
pany. Tho barn men nre given nn In
crease of 7 per cent. Tho new schedulo
of tho car men changes the minimum
from 14 to 17 centi an hour, tho maxi
mum from 19 to 19 cents an hour and
makes three years Instead of flvo years,
the period In which tho maximum rate
can be earned.
DEADLY FIRE TRAP
rrnroo Dwelling at Iloyne City,
llurui Four Ilo In Fire.
A frame dwelling at Doyno City,
Mich., occupied by two families, was
totally destroyed by Are and four per
sons we:o burned to death.
They aro: Mrs. Jamea Thompson,
Mrs. Frank Llttlelleld, six-year-old
girl, eight-year-old boy. Mrs. Llttle
lleld and her two children were from
Spokane, Wash. At the time tho flro
broke out all tho persona In the house
wero upatnlra asleep. Tho crackling
of tho llro awakened the sleepers and
only Dr. Thompson escaped.
CHILD FALLS IN A TUB
Two-Year-old Drowned While I'areaU
Wero Too Hay to Notice.
Tho Httlo child of Mr. and Mrs. O. E.
Walker, who Ilvo about five miles
northwest of Pawnee City, was acci
dentally drowned In a tub of water. It
was less than two years old, and while
tho mother was busy tho child got out
of tho houso and went to the well.
As soon as missed a senrch of tho
premises was made and tho body was
found In the tub, but could not be re
stored to life. This was the only child
of tho family.
Tho will of Cecil Rhodes provides
for tho establishment of colonial
scholarships to each of tho present
states .jftd territories of the United
States. , . ,
Tho will of Mr. Rhodes also provides
for flvo scholarships for students of
German birth at Oxford. Commenting
on tho bequest Mr. Rhodes in a codi
cil telegraphed from South Africa,
"For a good understanding betwron
England, Germauy and tho United
States will Becuro tho peaco of tho
world, and educational relations form
the strougeBt tie."
llnrti I'Rlilin In Hie cli:hltirhonl of
Severe lighting occurred near Hail's
river. In the southwestern ex
tremity of Hie Transvaal, between part
of Oeneral Kitchener's force and tho
forces of Generals Oehuey nnd Kemp,
resulting in the repulse of the Boers
after heavy losses 011 both sides. Tho
Canadian Hides especially distin
guished themselves, one party, com
manded by Lieut Bruce Carruthers,
holding Its post until every man was
killed or wounded.
Lord Kitchener's ollleinl report, dat
ed from Pretoria, says:
"General Kitchener (Lord Kitchen
er's brother) sent Colonels Kelr and
Cookson fioiu ViieUnll. western Trans
vaal, March 111, to recounolter loward
Hart's liver. They soon struck the
track of gnus and carried on a running
light for eight miles, following the
trnck through the bush. Emerging on
a plain, large Iloer reinforcements ad
vanced against their Hanks, forcing
the British troops to take up a defen
sible position, which they hastily en
trenched, lighting ensued at close
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" ,3 s Sa ey Kempa r S '
leaders vainly atleMptcd to persuade ,
their men to renew the action. Klf-
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teen hundred Doers pnitlcipatcd in this
engagement, but they suffered loo
heavily and cleared away to the north
west nnd south. Tho Hrltlsh losses
also were severe. The Canadian Hides
especially distinguished themselves,
one party, commanded by Lieut. Bruce
Cnrruthoro, holding Its post till every
man was killed or wounded. Others
of the foices showed great steadiness,
allowing the Hoers to udvanco within
i!00 yards of them and repelling them
with a steady ritlo lire."
Succeed Powdcrly n Coiiiiultidoncr of
Frank P. Sargent, grand master of
the brotherhood or locomotlvo llremen,
was tendered the position of commis
sioner general of Immigration. Mr.
Sargent accepted the offer, but he told
the president It would bo necessary to
close up his business affairs before ho
could take chargo of the oftlce. Tho
president Informed him ho could have
all the time he wautcd. In the mean
time he Is to familiarize himself with
tho duties of his new position.
It Is understood that the resigna
tions of Messrs. Powdcrly and McSvvce-
ney have been requested, or will bo at
once. Mr. McMurray will succcod the
latter and William Williams will be
nominated soon to succeed Commis
sioner of Immigration Fltchlo of New
STARTS FOR HOME
Mlai Stone Wilt llrRln Lecture Tour Im
mediately Upon Arrival.
Miss Ellen M. Stone, tho American
missionary, sailed for New York on the
Hamburg-American lino steamer
Dcutfichland. Her departuro from Lon
don was quiet. She will begin lectur
ing, in aid of missions, almost imme
diately after her arrival In tho United
States. Tho rest which Miss Stono had
In England has Improved her health,
though she was obliged to refuse count
less Invitations to speak beforo re
liglotiB and other bodies. Mr. Choate,
the United States ambassador, and Mrs.
Choate aro greatly Interested in tho
missionary. They entertained her at
tllo embassy at tea Thursday, where
Miss Stono gavo the diplomatic party
a graphic, yet simple, account of her
Itrilprorlty With Cuba.
The house committee on ways and
means, by a vote of twolvo to live, or
dered a favorablo report on tho Payno
bill, providing reciprocity with Cuba.
All tho republicans, excopt Motcalt
of California and Tnwnoy of Minneso
ta voted for tho report. Tho demo
crats voting uyo wore: RichardBon
(Tcnn.), Swanson (Va.) and McClellan
(N. Y.). The democrats voting with
Metcalf and Tawney against the bill
wero Cooper (Tex.), Ncwlands (Nev.)
and Robertson (La.).
Tho session was animated. Fifteen
or twenty nraendmonte wero voted on,
all being defeated excepting that of
fered, by Grosvenor, requesting that
Cuba adopt tho American contract
labor law, a3 well as Immigration and
extension laws beforo tho reciprocity
arrangement shall go Into effect
Heimutlnnnl Hulclile of Womuu
Delia Tnnscy of Buffalo went over
tho American falls on the evening of
April 3. It was tho most sensational
cataract suicide In ycarB. Tho woman
jumped over the railing of Goat island
bridge about ten feet from shore. Wil
liam oCnnors of Liverpool, England,
who was on tho brldgo at tho tlmo, rau
down tho shoro and waded Into tho
river. A rake was passed .to htm, which
bo succeeded in fastening to her
clothes, lss Tansoy begged plteously
to bo saved. Ho tried to draw tho
woman toward tho shore, but her
clothing tore and sho was carried over
the brink of tho falls. Two hundred
people saw tho woman go to her death
Leon Uouck I Acquitted.
The Jury In tho case of Leon Bouck,
who eloped from Emerson with Pearl
Hopper, 1C years old, und who was put
on trial for abduction, has returned a
verdict of not guilty by direction of the
Escape Front Officer.
City Marshal Metz of Eudora, Kan.,
was shot and seriously wounded by
Clydo Hughes, whom he had arrested
for attempted burglary. Metz was on
the way to Jail with his man, whom
ho had Bcarched, when tho prisoner
Buddonly drew a revolver and Bhot
him In tho bead and arm.
Tho marshal returned the fire,
wounding Hughes, but tho ltttor made
good his escape ami has not been cap
tured. Ho stopped at Dr. White's,
about two miles from Euroda, and had
his wounded leg dressed, mh, no fur-
ther traces wero found.
State of Washington Fighting tho
BRINGS ACTION IN THE SUPREME COURT
I'iibh Hrchirrd Not I'limllcl With Tint
of Mlniirtotit'N Action Court tif I.uM
Itcnort tin' Only Arnui Open
t'niillritey I t'lmrcrcl.
Attorney General Slrntton of tho
state of Washington has entered, In
the supreme court of the United States,
11 motion for leave to llle 11 bill of
complaint against the Not I hern Securi
ties company In behalf of that state.
The briefs were accepted by the court.
Former Attorney General Griggs ap-
I peared for the Securities company.
I This Is the case of merger which Min
iivoiiiti iiivii 111 I'lljlilll, mil hiihii in-
j'- "J Jf" " '"
c "j " " ! " lt !,m
"'h Vm "''' ' '! n,,M, ,n .V ,ln!
was a citizen of Minnesota. The Se-
nesota tried to enjoin, but which ai
ciuilles company Is Incorporated In
Now Jersey, but neither the Northern
Pacific nor the Great Northern Is a
citizen of Washington.
In connection with his motion for
leave to tile his bill of complaint, Mr.
Stratton submitted copies of his bill
nnd a brief In Its support. To nvojtl
tho objection under which this court
refused to entertain the bill of tho
state of Minnesota against the North
ern Securities company, tho state of
Washington has mnde the Great
Northern Itnllway company and tho
Northern Pncllie Hallway company de
fendants. Tho bill asks for a general order of
restraint and injunction, nnd Is a gen
era) recital of tho acts of merger which
It Is claimed are In contravention of
the lawB of the state of Washington
prohibiting the consolidation of com
peting lines or railroads.
Tho combination Is characterized ns
a conspiracy, and In the brief the
legal reasons in support of the action
are set forth, among them being tho
one that unless the supreme court as
sumes Jurisdiction the state Is with
out a forum to which the controversy
may be presented.
LEAGUE OFFICER SUICIDES
J urn in Wliltllelcl. of th Wmterrt Hall
- I.cnciir, KIIMIIIiinelf.
James Whitfield, president of the
Western baseball league, committed
suleido nt his homo in Kansas City,
Mr. Whitfield was well known In
sporting circles throughout tho west
He was actively engaged In baseball
as early us tho '80s. He was 0110 of
tho organizers of tho original Western
league, and was Its first president.
The work of organizing tho now
league proved very grent, and slnco ho
decided to head tho leaguo that is
lighting tho American association, Mr.
Whitfield has tolled night nnd day.
Recently the tax upon him began to
tell and for tho last two weeks he has
been under a physician's care. Mon
day morning ho arose and dressed him
self, then, without making nny remark,
stopped to the next room and fired a
bullet Into his right temple. Ho was
dead when a member of tho fnmlly
OFF FOR CHARLESTON
I'rmldent ItooHevelt mid I'urly Leave for
South Ciirollnn KxpnHltluii.
Presidont Roosevelt nnd party left
Washington Monday for Charleston,
S. C, where he will visit tho exposi
tion. Tho party traveled in a special
train over tho Southern railroad.
There was a largo crowd at tho sta
tion. Tho president was in an especial
ly cheerful mood.
Tho presidont nrrlved In Charleston
on Tuesday morning. Tho Journey
through Virginia wns marked by ex
treme cordiality and enthusiasm and
the president exhibited tho keenest
interest In the historic country through
which the train passed.
His reception In Charleston was
hearty and cordial.
STATE PRESS .ASSOCIATION
Kzecutlvo Committee Arranging Program
For tho Miiy SrHnlon.
President Maupln and Secretary
Merwln, Editor Ladd of Albion, Editor
Williams of Blair, Mr. Tostlvan of
Omaha and other members of the ex
ecutive committee of tho State Press
association wero In session In Lin
coln Monday preparing tho program
for tho meeting to be held In the capi
tal city May (1 and 7. A list of Biibi
jects and speakers proviously outlined
was definitely approved and a very at
tractive program arranged. A reor"d
breaking attendance Is looked for nt
Patrick to Die In Chair.
Albert Patrick, who was convicted
In New York city on March 20 of the
murder of William Marsh Rice, has
been sentenced by Recorder Goff to .bo
put to death In tho electric .cbnlr at
Sing Sing prison on May D. An appeal
will be mode to tho court of appeals
by Patrick's counsel.
I'ul I'rlce on Dunn's Head.
Governor Stanley and Assistant At
torney General Hamlin, of Kansas, aro
in Wichita Investigating tho escape of
J. P. Dunn, alleged Arkansas murder
er. Tho governor has offered a reward
of $500 for Dunn's capture and return
to Wichita and $250' for tho conviction
of tho party or parties that aided
Tho Bank of Fowler, at Fowler, Col.,
was entered by burglars Monday night,
but tho amount secured is not yet as
certained. A largo safe was blown to
I pieces, nltro-glycerine being used,
Wruugc-d IIimIiiiihI In tllrlniriMoii County
On the form of John Moslman, nlno
miles northeast of Kails City. Nob.,
the lifeless body of .loo Moslmnn was
found in tho hay loft of tho stable, with
u bullet hole through his head. Hy tho
side of the body was a rllle. Tho cor
oner's Jury returned a verdict of sui
cide. A wjfo's unfaithfulness Is said to
have been what led the man to self
destruction. Some time ago Moalnuin
went to Oklnhomn, and while he was
away Grant Sperry. a neighbor, and
Mrs. Moslman established Illicit rela
tions. Someone In the neighborhood,
aware of this, wrote wnrnlng letters to
the two, but these were not heeded.
Moslmnn was then Informed, nnd ho
came home. To him his wife confessed
she had had r.ncli relations with Sperry,
but claimed she had been forced to io
so. Moslmnn made an attempt to kill
Sperry, but failed to do so. He then,
to escape the attached disgrace, com.
WILL BE RUN FULL TIME
Uriiuil Inlitml Iti'JotrliiKtlter tlm Kronen
lug of the Sunr I'nctorj.
Tin. announcement Hint tho Grand
Island f Zy?e American iu!ci
Sugar company will be operated this
season causes ci
In tho community. II. .S. I'Yrrnr, man
aged of the local plant, returned re
cently from Omaha, where he had n
consultation with General Manager
Howe of tho company. Mr. Howe had
Just returned from 11 business trip to
New York, where he attended a meet
ing of the directors, nt which meeting
It was decided to operate the Grand
II, t(ia tni.1 .. ... ... -.-
Island factory, and add to Its nmchln-
cry tho latest unproved fxinu-uuj,
NEGROESWARNED TO LEAVE
Hun I'ul I'imiii Thrill nt Ijiivtnn, Olil.. anil
The Comanche county, Oklahoma,
authorities have wired Governor Fer
guson stating that proclamations have
been postetl all over the city of Law
ton warning all negroes to leavo town
and that the city Is wild with excite
ment nnd usklng the governor If he
will order out the territorial national
guard If It becomes necessary. Gov
ernor Ferguson untuvered Hint every
Oklahoma militiaman will lie sent to
Lavvton If neccssnry to protect the. col
ored citizens. Tho trouble Is tho re
sult of tho city election, when nttempts
were made to keep tho negrocB from
WALES TO PAY US A VISIT
'rcHiiiupllve riuuuliiK Tour of the
United SI 11 ten.
High diplomatic circles aro discuss
ing plans, believed to be far advanced,
for a visit by the Prince of Wales to
tho United States, says the London
correspondent of the Times. Tho ad
ministration at Washington Is ofuclal
ly forwnrdlng tho proposal for tho
visit, which, It Is understood, receives
tho personal sanction of King Edward,
somo of whoso counsellors urgo tho
ueceptancc of the Invitation ns a mat
ter of astute state policy. Tho splen
did welcome accorded to tho brother
of the German emperor Is believed to
bo a forceful Inlluenco iu this connec
tion. BEAL JEWELS RESTORED
Uullroud Kinpluye round to Have Secret
An attorney of Charlotte, N. C,
Las turned over to an oilicer flfty-flvo
pearls and seven diamonds, the Jewels
lost by Mrs. Harriet Blaine Real on a
sleeping ear between that city and
Jacksonville, Fla., somo weeks ago,
and a passenger started to Washington
with tho property. It. Is said tho Jewels
wcro produced by a railroad employe
who was on the car occupied by Mrs.
Beal. Ho surrendered them on the
promise of Innnun'ty find prosecution,
ho value of the iceklaoo U placed at
Hoy Accuned of Murder.
Clarenco Holllster, alias Clarence
Mackenzie, a nineteen-year-old Inmate
of tho Iowa state reform school at El
dora, has been arrested by Sheriff Col
Ion, of Lalto county, Colorado, charged
with tho murder of J. E. Manshlem
and a man named Dixon. Soptember
10, 1901. Holllster was Font to tho
reform school In 1895, but escaped In
1889, going west. Last year he re
turned to tho school of IiIb own ac
cord. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
George Carson Is under arrest at St.
Joseph, Mo., and is being held oil sus
picion of being a momber of tho gang
which held up tho Burlington train
near there last week.
At Lincoln, Nob., P. CourBey Rlch
ards received a sentence of twelve
years' Imprisonment In the peniten
tiary for tho crlmo of 'aBsaultlng his
twelve-year-old step-daughter, Mario
While tho 0-year-old son of William
Forward of Ansley, Neb., was playing
with a revolver It was discharged. The
ball passed through the boy's neck and
he died in a few minutes.
At Omaha, Mrs. P. If. Leary, a de
mented woman, poured oil over her
clothing and set it ablaze. She Is in a
critical condition, and physicians bo
Hove she cannot recover from her
Jtalousy of her husband, In connec
tion with melancholia, caused Mrs. Ella
Kcarus to tako chloroform. Sho will
recover. Her husband Is elevator con
ductor at the Paxton hotel, Omaha.
Minnie Ohr, aged ten, foil from a
street car In Omaha und was rendered
unconscious. Her injuries were not
Nation's Chief Executive Guest
of Charleston, S. C.
THE DAY IS SPENT ON THE WATER
N'utiil Station .Mm ilf lint onjcclltc
1'olut, After Willi li n Tour of the
llijrbm- Afford I'lt-wuiro In tlm
Prrililcut- Other Ntt.
The president's train leached
Charleston. S. ('., on time. Tho patty
did not go Into tho city, but left the
train live miles out. where trolley (lira
were waiting to convey them to the
uavnl station, to take the revenue cut
ter for a tour of the harbor.
Tho pnsldent mid his party weie
shown about tho station and then were
conducted to the pier, where the rev
enue cutter Algonquin was in wnlt-
As the president ret foot on the deck,
' tho Hag of the conimaniler-l.i-chlef of
" "".v ,u" "iivy w,,!' l'a,n,,,, aml ,UJ
JmI were paraded, while .alute of
'-n.y-oiio wan Id
ant! Hamilton were lying, nnd further
down toward tho city the cruiser Cin
cinnati, and the training ships Topeka
and Lnnensttr. After the committee
nnd guests had gone aboard, tho Al
gonquin started on 11 lour of the hur
lior. Passing down Copper river, a Hue
view of the city and the opening of tho
bay was presented. The weather was
Passing Into the bay, Algonquin
came abreast of tho cruiser Clnclnnall,
whoso decks were manned with nil
her crew, its well ns Topeka nnd Lan
caster. As the president's vessel
passed each ship it salute of Iwenty-onu
guns was tired. Off the fortifications
of Sullivan's Island the ship won greet
ed with the same welcome and It
passed out to the ocean amid a chorus
.lust a llttlo run to the r,rn mid Al
gonquin turned ubout and re-entered
the harbor, passing around historic
Fort Similiter. While standing up tho
bay luncheon was nerved In tho cabin
of tlm cutter.
A short run was made up the Ash
ley river, giving a view of the city's
western water front, and then the ship
was headed back for the landing,
where a troop of the Charleston light
dragoons wan in wnitlng to escort the
president to his headquarters nt the
St. John hotel.
All tho arrangements were excellent
antl there was not a break In tho pro
gram. Tho president seemed In high
spirits antl entered with keen zest Into
all tho feuturcs of the occasion.
S11.IA (Sen'l Hmltli Told lllin lo Kill mid
lliirn 10 YeurN the Ac" Limit.
At Manila, P. I.. M11J. Littleton W. T.
Waller of tho marine corps, at Tues
day's session of the cotirt-mnrtlal by
which he la being tried on tho chnrgo
of executing nntlves of Sumnr with
out trial, testified In rebuttal of the
evidence given by General Jacob II.
Smith, who commanded the American
troops In tho Island of Samnr.
The major said Genernl Smith In
structed him to kill nnd burn; said
that tho inoro he killed and burned
the better pleased he would be; that
It was no tlmo to take prleoners, and
that ho was to make Samar a howling
wilderness. Major Wnllcr asked Gen
eral Smith to define tho age limit for
killing, and he replied: "Everything
over ten." Tho mnjor repcuted this
order to Captain Poller, saying:
"We do not make war In that way
on old men, women and children."
Capt. David D. Porter, C.ipt. Hiram
I. Bearss and Lieut. Frank llnlford,
all of .tho murine corps, testified cor
roboratlvcly. BOEHM WAS DESPONDENT
Xehrmku City Hatcher, Worried Over
IliinlnriH Troubled, Hulddea.
Fritz Boehm, who has kept a largo
butcher shop In Nebraska City, which
no opened there about live months ago,
took strychnine Tuesday laBt and died
shortly afterwards, despite tho efforts
of the phyBlcIaiiB. It Is thought that
business trouble was tho eauso of his
deed. Tho deceased was a resident of
Utlcn, Seward county, for twenty years,
and was married a short tlmo ugo. He
was about fifty years of ngo and leaves
a wife. Tho remalnB will be taken to
Utlca for lntcrmont.
Aimtult nnd Murder
Mrs. Carrlo Myers, tho wife of a
brldgo worker at Montour, Pn was
found dead by her husband upon his
return home from work. All Indica
tions point to murder. Mrs. Myers wns
lying across a bed with her clothlug
nenrly torn from her body. It Is be
lieved sho was assaulted by some one,
who, to protect himself from discov
ery, murdered his victim.
Oraut 10 1'er Cent Inrreune.
A general advanco of about 10 per
cent In wages of the cotton mill opera
tives went Into effect Tuesday In prac
tically every mill town In tho southern
part of Now England excopt Fall River.
Will Hear ArKumeut,
Tho, supremo court of tho United
States decided to hear arguments on
next Monday upon tho application of
tho state of Washington to tnko Juris
diction In the rase of the Northern Pa
cific antl Great Northern merger.
Natural (Inn Ktruck.
A company boring for coal oil and
gas In proierty ndjolnlng Robinson,
111., struck a vein of gus at a depth of
l.OCO feet When ignited the gas blazed
J up twenty feet.
CHINESE MEASURE DRASTIC
'Die I'tclii'lnn Act In 1'ii.M'il liy the Nil
A Washington, l. C, dtapatch says:
The house pimteil the Chinese exclu
sion bill after Incorporating in it sev
eral amendments which Increased the
drastic cliiirniier of the measure. The
piluelpal one not only eeluiles Chinese
by lilith nnd descent, but all Chlneso
of mined blood. The chief struggle
was over an amendment to ptohlblL
the employment of Chinese sailors on
American rhlps. An amendment, cov
ering this piopositlou, wns at. II rat.
mini out 011 a point of order, but sub
sequently wim modified to ovtulo tho
tilling, and adopted, 100 to 74.
An passed the bill practically re-e.n-aclM
all lb" eNliitlng exclusion laws, ami
lucorpointcs with them the existing
treaty regulations. It extends these
eultislon laws lo tho Philippines and
to tho other possessions of (ho United
ijlates, and forbids Chinese laborers
In our colonial possessions coming Into
this country. Tho Philippines coin
iiiIkhIiiii, by the terms of the bill, In di
rected to adopt proper mrasuies for
the enforcement of the provisions of
tlm bill In the Philippines.
TO SAVE RHEA'S NEGK.
Murderer Attorney Will Mule llret
Apiii'iil to loeruur.
If the Intercessions of tho uttorney
who defended William Hhea whllo on
trial for murder can move Governor
Savage to exercise executive clemency..
Illicit will not. hang on April ".r, as he
has been sentenced to do by the su
preme court George L. Looinls, who
lias acted ns Ulna's principal counsel
from the first, nnd who has not per
mitted anything to go undone which
might kiivo his client from the gallows,
will innko a direct appeal to the gov
ernor us a Inst resort.
Mr. Loomls stnted.thnt tho principal
ground on which the governor would
be u.ikcd lo intervene was tho division
of the supreme court over tho pro
priety of granting a rehearing. Judges
Kulllvnn and Holcimib, a majority of
tho court, concurred In holding thnt
thero was no error In the proceedings
of the trial court. Judge Sedgwick,
however, held that Rhea might not
have been guilty of murder as ho In
terprotul the statute, and filed a sop
unite 'opinion to thnt effect.
The sheriff, marshal mid others, fiom
Nelson, Neb., who wcro pursuing the
Ruskin bank robbers, have rclurnetL
Tho bloodhounds tracked them ns far
as Belleville, Kan., where tho bank
directors refused to pay oxpenses nny
farther, mid the cluihc was abandoned.
The owner of the dogs was confident
that ho would have overtaken them In
the next thirty-live or forty miles, but
ati the bunk bud plenty of burglar In
surance they were not Justified In
spending any more money iu the pur
suit. Will Work for fence.
Slxto Lopez, who for some months
lived in Boston, Mass., nnd claimed to '
represent Agulualdo, has returned
there from the far cast mid In nn In
terview said that ho wan prepared to
return to tho Philippines und secure
final peace, provided the United States
gives some Intimation to tho Fili
pinos, not necessarily of their Imme
diate, but of their ultlmato status.
Died Very Hiiddeuly.
A111111 Hlucck, in employe in D. A.
Bowen's rcstnurant, at McCook, Neb.,
suddenly fell over dead. An Inquest
was held and the coroner's jury decided
that the young woman had come to her
death from heart disease.
Accident Itemiltnl fatally.
An aged latly named Mrs. Holmes,,
who has been living with her daughter
In Fremont, Neb., fell and broke her
leg a week ngo. She died from the
accident. She was eighty-two yearn
HERE AND THERE
Moro or l.e Important New Kvcnta
Tho Boston brewers nre on a strike.
Coyotes In Reno county, Kansas, in
spite of the bounty, ure Increasing.
Gcrmnn official circles confirm the
report thnt the shah of Persia will
visit Berlin In May.
At Chicago, the plasterers' helpors
won llielr strlko for a wage Increase.
They were out a week.
A company has been organized In
New York city which will embark In
tho extensive raising of cattlo In Cuba.
Two persons were killed and fifty In
jured at u footbull game ut Glasgow,
Scotland, by the grandstand collapsing.
Ignatius Sullivan, a clerk In a cloth
ing store In Hnrtford, Conn., and. a.
member of organized labor, was elected
mnyor of that city.
United States minister to China has
gone from Pokln to Shanghai to ne
gotiate a now commercial treaty be
tween China and the United States
Seuor Yaldcz, editor of a Spanish
weekly paper at Manila, has been fined
4,000 pesetaB for libeling two Filipino
members of the Phillpplno commission.
Edward Kappele, a well known Buf
falo, N. Y life Insurance agent, Is
under arrest for obtaining $3,000 from
Geo. F. Green, a farmer, under false
T. V. Povvderly has resigned as com
missioner of Immigration, but It will
not be accepted until Frank P. Sar
gent, the now appolutec, Is ready to
The revolution In Venezuela Is again
rampant. President Castro has suf
fered Boverul reverses. Tho situation
of tho Venezuelan government is be
Mllo Pickering, a prominent ranch
man, was killed on tno streets of
Lynch, Nob., In endeavoring to Btop
a runaway mulo team, tho wagon
tonguo striking his breast and killing
him almost Instantly.
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