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RED CLOUD. NEB.
rUBLISIIBD EVEKT F1IIDAY.
Bnttred la the Toitonice at Red Cloud, Mb ,
ir Second Clan MntUr.
PAUL C. PHARES,
FIX REBATE BLAME
KAN8A8 CITY COURT HOLDSTAG
QART AND THOMAS GUILTY.
In Opinion of Judge McPherson Suffi
cient Evidence Wai Not Introduced
to Convict Former Burlington Traffio
Manager and Demurrer It Sustained.
KaaeiiB City, May 2G. George L.
Thomas, a freight broker, and L. D.
Taggart, a clerk working for ThomaB,
In the United Statea district court
here, were found guilty of the charge
of conspiracy to Illegally give rebates
to shippers. Tho jury considered th
cbbo only thirty minutas before arriv
ing at a verdict. Attorneys for tho
defendants will fllo a motion for a
new trial. Tho court will not pro
nounce sentenco against Thomas and
Taggart until the motion for a new
trial Is disposed of.
Thomas and Taggart live in New
York, and Taggart, who has been In
court only hi tho person of his coun
sel, Is said to bo very 111 In that city.
Ho and Thomas have been under
bonds of $5,000 each, and tho court
allowed tho bonds to continue In
force until sentence Is Imposed. .
Tho section of tho revised statutes
under which Thomas and Taggart are
convicted provides that their punish
ment shall bo a fine of not less than
$1,000 or moro than $10,000, or Im
prisonment In the penitentiary for not
moro than two years, or both fine and
Imprisonment, at the discretion of the
Georgo H. Crosby, general freight
traffic manager for tho Burlington rail
way, on trial on tho same charge, was
discharged, tho court sustaining a de
murrer alleging that no evidence had
been presented to connect Crosby
with a conspiracy.
Judgo McPherson said there was
nothing in tho evidence to indicate
that Crosby over directed the payment
of "commissions" or claims to Thomas
or that he had any knowledge of tho
transactions, but that, on the con
trary, it had been testified that
Thomas Miller, now dead, had always
Issued such orders to the claim depart
ment. Mr. Miller died a year ago.
OIL TRUST'S METHODS.
Agent Telia of Orders to Kill or Con
quer Standard's Rivals In Ohio.
Cleveland, May 2G. A total of nine
teen witnesses were called by Inter
state Commerce Commissioners Prouty
and Clements In tho Standard Oil in
quiry here. Commissioners, counsel,
and everybody elso connected with
tho inquiry put in a hard day and the
work of the sessions was prolific ot
substantial results. Testimony bor
dering on the sensntlonal was ob
tained from several witnesses. That
of George I Lane of Mansfield, a
former employe of tho Standard Oil
company, was regarded as particular
ly Important. According to his ovi
dance, Lane was for about fourteen
months in 1901 and 1902 employed by
tho Standard for the particular pur
pose of driving all of tho Independ
ent oil peddlers In a dozen or more
ot tho principal cities and towns of
northern Ohio out of business. He
Bald ho was employed by C. M. Lyons
of the Cleveland office of the Standard
Oil company to go to certain places
and use every means, fair or foul, to
forco tho Independents to quit. He
described the methods pursued In de
tail. "My Instructions," he Bald, "were to
kill them, and I was told that if I
could not do tho job, somebody would
bo sent to take my place. I worked
In Youngstown and surrounding small
towns. In all of tho towns, with the
exception of Youngstown, the Inde
pendent peddlers wero forced to aban
don their business. In Youngstown n
man named William H. Vahey was
encountered, and despite everything
wo could do ho held his trade. We
gnvo oil away by the barrel and tank
load, but It did no good. Vahey's
customers threw It away."
MUST PAY BRIBE OR GET NO CAR
Philadelphia, May 26. Several in
teresting developments marked the
closing session of tho Interstate com
merce commission's investigation into
tho alleged discrimination by railroads
in the distribution of cars in tho bitu
minous Held. The commission ad- ,
journed to meet at a time and place .
to ho decided upon later. Next week'
the members of tho commission will
go to Washington to oxnmine the evi
dence presented during the hearings ,
in this city, and it is likely tho in-1
vestigntlon will bo resumed in that.
city next week.
Testimony of a sensational charac-i
ter wus given by P. Albert Von Boy ne-1
burp, gcncrnl manager of the Rcakcrt
Bros.' Coal company of this city. Ho
stntcd (hat within the last two and
one-half years his company's car sup
ply had been bo Inadequate thnt the
business hnd been practically ruined.
He declared that other companies had
been favored in the distribution of
cars and said he had- no doubt that
discrimination had been practiced
against his company because It had
fniled to make glftB of stock to tho
railroad officials. Ho gave it as his
opinion thnt President Cassatt was re
sponsible for the discrimination.
Datte All Still Alive.
Manila, May 2C Datto All, tho lead
ing Mindanao insurgent, who waB re
ported killed Oct. 22 last, is declared
on good authority to bo still alive. It
is said he is now with Dattos En ok
and Mopak, organizing an Insurrection
between Davao and Dutuan. They
are said to be buying rifles and am
munition. NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Low Temperature In Nebraska.
Uncoln, May 28. Low temperaturo
prevailed in Nebraska for twenty-four
hours, ranging rfom 30 to 42 degrees in
tho eastern part of the state. Snow
is reported lrom northwest Nebraska,
one-fourth of an inch fnlling at Alus
worth. Grand Jury Indicts Briggs and Murphy
Omaha, May 25. The Douglas coun-1
ty grand Jury returned indictments
ngalnst John Ilriggs, chief of police of i
South Omnlia, and Henry C. Murphy,
Republican candidate for city attorney
at tho last municipal election in thnt
city, for alleged conspiracy In accept
ing graft for protection of disreputable
Lumber Dealers Deny Trust Allegation , Western Federation of Miners, who
Lincoln, May 26. Lumber dealers are charged with the murder of form
accused of being in a trust filed an er Governor Frank Steuncnberg, wero
answer in the supreme court denying called. Attorneys for tho prisoners
all tho allegations except the charg- ( Immediately filed notice of alleged '
Ing of membership fees. The nssocla- disqualifications which should pre-1
tlon wns orgunlzed to help tho retail-. vent District Judge Frank Smith I
ers, they declare. Eighteen reasons ' from sitting as trial judge and gave I
aro given. One of the most important
Is a social gathering of the members,
it is said.
Omaha Election Officials Indicted.
Omaha, May 29. Tho county grand
jury returned eleven Indictments,
among them being ono against form-
or City Clerk W. H. Elbourn, who is
cnarguu who iumpriiiB wwi ui uui
at tho primary election in which he
wus huuiwiik u iuuuuiiuuuuii. iu
were against the election officials ln
tho Second and Third precincts of tho
Third ward, who are charged with
misconduct ln the use of voting ma
chines nt the city election.
Dipsomaniac Law Declared Defective.
Lincoln, May 2o. A decision
ngnlnst the dipsomaniac law was ren
dered by Judgo Cornish of Scotts
Bluffs county, who applied for a writ
of habeas corpus a few weeks ago.
Craig, who was sent to the asylum
under the dipsomaniac law as an ex
cessive user of drugs, declares that
ho was not confined In a separate
ward, according to law, but was placed
with insane patients. He was re
leased on bond pending a decision.
Death Hastened by Injuries.
Lincoln, May 26. Mrs. Julia Mas
Bey came to her death by old age,
hastened by Injuries received in a
manner unknown. This was the ver
dict .of tho Jury summoned by Coroner
Graham. Mrs. Massey died at tho
Lincoln hospital for tho insane at the
ago of 101 years. Sho was sent there
because of poverty. Tho state board
will hear the Norfolk aBylum charges
June 6. Aftor this mntter has been
investigated tho Lincoln aBylum will
Decides Against Grain Trust.
Lincoln, May 29. L. M. Pember
ton, tho refereo appointed by tho su
premo court to take testimony In the
suit of tho state against the Nebraska
flonln Tnn Inyo' nacnnlnttnn rn tVin
ground that It Is a trust,' reported,
recommending a perpetual Injunction
against tho association. He sustains
the charges made against It, except
as to soliciting and receiving rebates
from railroads, the latter being hold, i
under the facts, to ho on Interstate
shipments and beyond Jurisdiction of
the state courts.
Bode Goes Into Bankruptcy.
Omaha, May 25. In his voluntary
petition in bankruptcy tiled in tho fed
eral court, ISrwin O. Bode, city treas
urer of Falls City and a merchant of
that place, has recited that he Is In
debt to Pulls City In tho sum of $5,
000, and ln debt to the school district
In tho sum of $5,G00. Ho further
sets out that this money was used In
settling debts incurred by the general
store operated under the firm name of
E. Bode & Sons. Bode hns scheduled
his liablties at $2(1,970.27 and his as
sets at $14,964.50.
Edmlsten Is Indicted.
Omaha, May 2G. In tho Nebraska
land cases a now feature has devel
oped. Tn addition to tho charges hith
erto developed ln a number of cases
the ajlcgation of forgery, is now.made.
Tho first" of tho prosecutions under the
new charge is that of J. II. Edmlsten
of Lincoln, tho well known politician
and oil Inspector under Governor Hoi
comb. A true bill growing out of tho
chargo of fraudulent signatures signed
to homestead affidavits was returned
against him yesterday afternoon, and
Mr. Edmlsten was present to formally
TORNADO CAU8E8 MUCH DAMAGE
Twister Strikes in the Vicinity of
Oakland, Neb., May 2G. A cyclono
passed over tho west side of Oakland.
The cloud formed at Logan creek, go
ing north to the new town of Uehllng,
eight miles south. Doors were blown
from the elevator and the roof was
blown from a car, striking Carl John
son, aged fourteen years, slightly in
juring him. Oscar Johnson, who was
driving in. a lumber wagon, received a
slight sclap wound, his horses became
separated and his wagon wbb found
tn.lt a mile away. At John Peterson's,
four miles south of Oakland, tho
kitchen was blown away and the main
part of the house moved from lis
foundation. At Alf Walberg's, three
miles south, the barns and corncrlbs
were destryed. In Oakland trees
wero bady twisted and coal sheds of
tho Farmers' Grain and Live Stock t
company were blown onto the rail-1
road tracks. Some very large hall-
stones fell, breaking out a few win
dows. MOYER-HAYWOOD TRIAL OPENS.
Cases of Men Accused of Steuncnberg
Murder Called in Court. ,
Caldwell, Ida., May 30. When the j
Cauyon county district court con- i
vened here the cases of Charles H.
Moyer, William D. Haywood and
Georgo A. Pettibone, officers of tho
notlco for a change of venue. Twen
ty-six reasons which aro alleged to
disqualify Judge Smith are given.
Among other points it is alleged that
Governor Frank R. Gooding has Is
sued a public manifesto declaring tho
guilt of tho defendants and that ho
has proof of their guilt. The fact
that Judge SmUh ,g an appolntee of
the governor Is Bet forth and the. al.
legatlon that ho ,8 sul)Ject to the ln.
,. iho nvoPnn- iD mn,i0 Thn
manner of drawing tho grand jury ln
this county Is also attacked.
Nothing was accomplished beyond
submitting to Judgo Smith legal
points claimed by tho prosecution to
be a bnr to further proceedings at
this time. Attorney Richardson, for
tho defense, stated when court opened
that he had filed two motions, ono
asking for a change of venue, accom
panied by affidavits; tho other asking
that some other judge bo called ln.
Tho matter that stayed proceedings
was a question of the right of tho
court to try the case, pending deter
mination of the appeal to tho supremo
Forced to Retire
Mexico City, May 30. -Major Cas
tello, commanding one detachment of
Guatemalan revolutionists, after tak
ing tho city of Ocos, was forced to re
tire before superior forces. Castelio
Is now reported to have taken a new
baso and will bo reinforced by sev
eral hundred good fighting men from
the steamer Empire City." General
Barillas is in the mountains, making
his way to Quezaltenango. Barillas
has with him a fine body of picked
men and Is reported to be Bteadlly re
crulting his force. No news has been
received from Salvador, but the In
vading forco should by this time be
well advanced into Guatemala. Resi
dent Guatemalans here state that the
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throw of Cabrera. Tho season of
rains has set in and the roads are
bad in Guatemala. Telegraphic com
munication is difficult on account of
cutting of wires.
MINISTER CONFESSES BIGAMY.
Methodist Divine in Chicago Pleads
Guilty to Having Two Wives.
Chicago, May 30. Almon Clarence
Abel, formerly a prominent minister
of tho Methodist Episcopal church,
pleaded guilty to a chargo of bigamy
and was sentenced to an indefinite
term in tho penitentiary.
Abel was formerly pastor of tho
Hammond Avenuo Methodist Episco
pal church in this city, and later was
pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal
church, one of the largest of its de
nomination in tho city. To hlB sec
ond wife Abel was known as "Clair
Clayton," and It was upon complaint
of her mother that ho was arrested.
Eight Hour Bill Reported.
Washington, May 30. Tho houso
committee on labor authorized a fa
vorable report on tho eight-hour bill.
Chnlrmnn Gardner of New Jersey said
there was no opposing vote. '
The Cause of Many
There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangennw because so decep
deaths arc caused
by it heart dis
heart failure or
apoplexy are often
the result of kid
ney disease. If
kidney trouble is
nr1 lilnrul will nfi
fnclc tllr vital nrrrntia rnncit.ir rntnrrt nt
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break down and waste away cell by cell.
Madder troubles almost always result
from n derangement of the kidneys and
a cure is obtained quickest by a proper
treatment of the kidneys. If you arc feel
ing badly you can make no mistake by
taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and bladder remedy.
It corrects inability to hold urine and
scalding pain in passing it, and over
comes that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to go often through the day,
and to get up many times during the
night. The mild and the extraordinary
effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized.
It stands the highest for its wonderful
cures of the most distressing cases.
Swntnp-Root is pleasant to tnke and is
sold by all druggists in fifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles. You may have a
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both sent free by mail. Address, Dr. Kil
mer & Co., Mnglmmton, N. Y. When
writing mention reading this generous
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1 SAY. niSTERl I
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Charges as low as the Lowest
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Sick poultry, sheep, cuttle, hogs,
hordes, etc., depend on their livers
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Stock and Poultry
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Black-Draught Stock and Poul
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INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM CURED IN
, Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.. ny; "Ms
irlf hnd Inflammatory i(heumtlpm in every
muscle and Joint: her Buffering was Jerri Mo
and her body and face were swollen almost to
jond recognition; had been In bed six weeku
and had el?ht phjri-lclanp. but recelTed ric
benefit until sho tried the Myrtle Cure for
Rheumatism. It gave immediate rellet aud
the wrh Able to walk about in three davi. 1 am
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