Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, March 25, 1898, Image 1

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    The Hemingford Herald.
Emperor Francis Joseph Writes
Letters In Behalf of Spain
Other Monarchlal Rulers Non
committal. Berlin, March 22. In spite of denials,
the queen regent of Spain has recently
strongly appealed to Emperor Francis
Joseph of Austria to exert his Influence
with the monarchs of Europe, particu
larly Emperor William, to secure their
efforts to restore amicable relations be
tween the United States and Spain.
The queen laid special stress on the
necessity of maintaining the peace nt
Europe and of securing an entente of
the European monarchs against repub
lican, aggressive America, and on the
affinity of her dynasty with the Haps
burgs. It is understood that Emperor Francis
Joseph, while replying to the queen cau
tiously and conservatively, has actually
written to Emperor William, endeavor
ing to elicit a reply pledging the latter
to promise to tender his good services
In trying to maintain peace.
More recently Spain approached Ger.
many and Austria with the view of ob
taining assurance that they, In the
event of war, would assist Spain In
some way or the other.
The Spanish ambassador, Senor Men
dose de Vigo, father-in-law of Senor
Polo y Bernabe, the Spanish minister
at Washington, had a conference on
Wednesday last with the minister for
foreign affairs, Bnron von Bulow, when
the latter assured him that, while Ger
many earnestly desired the mainten
ance of peace, it certainly would not
pledge itself to anything but the strict
est neutrality.
Spain is believed to have received the
same answer from Vienna and Paris
Senor Sandoval, the Spanish agent,
has thus far failed In his efforts as a
purchaser of torpedo boats and other
A remarkable change In party politics
Is believed to be Imminent. It assure
the adoption of the most important
measures pending In the reichstag and
diet, while It furnishes the leaders with
definite issues for the coming election.
The main lbsue will be the commercial
treaties now ending, which ore largely
In favor of Industrial Interests and
detrimental to agrlcultuial Interests.
They formerly met with the emperor's
approval and brought honors to Gen
eral Count von Caprivl, the former
chancelloi, their frnmer. The new
treaties, according to the government,
promise to be more favorable to agri
culture. The agrarian election manifesto, Just
Issued, is signed by the leaders of the
different conservative factions, and by
part of the national liberal and cen
trist parties, the new amalgamation
.thus comprising about half the present
'representation in the riechstag and
over half the diet.
In opposition to this combination all
the liberal and radical factions have
pooled their Issues, and they will be
supported by the socialists in upholding
the main lines of the present treaties
The campaign has been opened
throughout Germany.
The commercial convention, sitting
this week in Berlin, reprebentlng all
the chambers of commerce and large
Industrial firms of the country, unani
mously passed a resolution in favor of
the present treaties.
The centrists, having 100 votes In
the reichstag, and, consequently, the
balance of power, are strenuously op
posed to forcing a new Issue as likely
to disrupt the party, which is already
split up on the naval bill nnd military
reform bill, part supporting them and
others, mostly the South Germans, op
possing them.
A counter demonstration of socialists
and liberals was made In honor of the
revolution, the officers of the Gard
du Corps decorated the monument over
the graves of the soldiers killed In
the street fights, the emperor causing
a wreath with his initials to be de
posited at the foot of the memorial
The strained relations between the
prince regent of Bavaria and the em
peror were strikingly Illustrated by the
former's Invitation asking his majesty
to attend the unveiling of a bust of Em
peror William I. in the Walhalla at
Ratlsbon, although it was known to
everybody that the emperor had ay
ranged to unveil the same day three
statues In honor of his ancestors on
the Siegos Allee.
The regent's Invitation was evidently
intentionally sent too late so that it
was impossible to change the plans.
The emperor replied to the slight char
acteristically by deputing Prince Fred
erick Henry, the youngest and least im
portant of the Prussian princes, to nt
tend the ceremony at Ratlsbon in his
In court circles it is said Emperor
William still most unpleasantly re
members his reception at Ntiremburg
last summer when the people shouted
insulting epithets at him.
It Is believed In parliamentary circles
that an Important resolution will be In
troduced In the diet by the agrarian
leaders Von Mendel and Ring, asking
for a uniform and rigorous Inspection
of meats at frontier stations, nnd urg
ing the government to exert Influence
to secure a similar decree from the
bundesrath. If It be passed the meas
ure will be a hit nt all foreign meats,
Including American meats, and the
United States consuls fear it may be
construed unfairly and seriously injure
American Imports.
The sugar manufacturers of the
Rhine, at a special meeting Just held,
have requested the government to In
form them definitely whether the pro
posed conference on the sugar bounty
question Is to meet at Brussels. There
is widespread complaint at the delay
nnd uncertainty. The belief that the
conference would meet In February had
largely affected sales and purchases
and Its failure to meet would have a
disastrous effect upon prices.
Plttsburger's Hnvo n Brilliant En
tertainment. rittsburg, Pa., March 22. The nn
naul banquet of the chamber of com
merce of Pittsburg, given at the Du
quosne club Saturday evening, nt which
Lyman J. Gage, secretary of the treas
ury of the United States, was the prin
clpal guest of honor and speaker,
proved the most pretentious and Im
portant nffair of the kind ever at
tempted by this organization.
Other banquets given by tnc ennmuer
of commerce have been of n purely
locnl character. That of Saturday night
was of a national character and tai-
poi tnnce.
The decorations were the finest and
most artistic ever seen In the Duquesno
club, and the menu was elaborate and
The banquet began promptly at 7
o'clock, with 225 guests seated at time
long tables extending the entire length
of the banqueting hall. Tha speakers
were seated at the center of the llrst
tnhle. facing the entrance. PanUer Wil
liam" R Thompson was the tonstmaster.
President John Bindley of the chamber
of commeice delivered the address of
welcome, responding to tne toast "The
Chamber of Commerce Its Duties and
Secretary Gage spoke of "American
Entei pris.es; Some of Its Trials nnd
The speech was listened to with the
closest attention and the speaker was
enthusiastically applauded.
France and Russia TrylnK to Got
England's Loan.
Pekln, March 22. The recent innctlv--ity
of the Russlnns nt Pekln Is ex
plained by the fact that the negotia
tions have again been transferred to
St. Petersburg, owing to the difficul
ties encountered here. The coincidence
of the French demands being presented
on the eve of the emission of the
Chinese loan in London Is much com
mented upon, and it Is asserted that
France and Russia are trying their
best to wreck the loan. Upon the oc
casion of the last visit of the French
ambassador to the Chinese foreign of
fice, the Chinese refused to accede
to the French proposals, and the am
bassador said that when he next visited
the foreign office he would present
stronger arguments and would even
threaten active operations from Ton
quln and the forcible seizure of a coal
ing station. The general opinion here
Is that Is is impossible to disregard
the persistent rumors, circulating in
well informed circles, that Russia has
abandoned Its attempts to lease Port
Arthur, but has not ceased its negotla-
Secretary of the Treasury Says
War Talk Moans Nothing.
Cleveland. O., March 22. Secretary
Gage frankly declares that he does not
believe present complications with
Spain will lead to war. He snys the peo
ple of this country are getting used to
this war talk and they understand that
It means little or nothing There is, nt
course, a possibility of war, and if It
comes to any emergency which mav
confront us, "President McKlnley will
doubtless ask for, and get, an appro
priation he wants. Our credit abroad Is
the best, as evidenced by the stand
ing of our bonds. The price quotations
of government securities is the best
sign of tlie excellent condition of the
government. Buslners Interests have
not as yet been seriously aftected by
the possibilities of war."
People Think It An Accident.
PIttsbuig, Pa., March 22. Secretaiy
of the Treasury Gage arrived in Pitts
burg Saturday afternoon from Cleve
land to attend the annual banquet of
the chamber of cbmmerce at the Du
quesno club tonight. He said that if it
was known conclusively that the Span
ish government was responsible for the
blowing up of the Maine, the United
States would declare war within fif
teen minutes. So far as the people
are concerned, he was of the opinion
that 90 per cent believed the explosion
was an accident.
Six negro convicts were killed by an
explosion In a mine at Pratt City. Ala.
The bill prohibiting the entry Into
Canada of nurtery stock is now in ef
fect. Trains passing Nlngara Falls at this
time stop to allow passengers to see
the ice bridge.
T. II. Puryear, tobacco dealer and
banker, and a prominent man of
Paducah, Ky., has shot himself.
Mrs. Hunter shot and killed one of
two men trying to enter her lesort at
Chippewa Falls, Wis., and was fatally
wounded herself.
The tournament of the Interstate as
sociation for the American handicap
at live pigeon shooting opens at Elwood
Park, N. J., Tuesday.
The mangled body of William Bros,
a 10-year-old clerk for the W. A. Olm
stead Scientific company, was dragged
from the ruins of the Emerson building
at Chicago, making the death list
Fresno county, California, stockgrow
ers will petition the president to allow
stock to graze on portions of Yosemlte
Part reservation, owing to the drouth.
The Pacific Mall Steamship company
and the Panama have reduced frleght
rates 50 per cent, on an average, on
enstbound shipments from California
to New York via the Isthmus.
Mary Van Arsdell, aged 14 years, and
Claude Baker, ager 12 years, were
killed by a train while playing on a
bridge at Danville, Ky.
Burglars entered the Franklin bank
of Franklin, 111., Friday night, and
blew open the safe, securing between
$5,000 and $8,000. They stole a hand
car and escaped.
Admiral Popoff. ald-de-camp of the
czar. Is dead at St. Petersburg.
Colonel Fred W. Coffin, brother of the
historian and novelist, Charles Collin
Is dead at Chicago, aged 82 years.
It is stated that the most crowded
spot on earth's surface is the "Man
deraglo," in the city of Valetta. In
Milan. Upon a spot in this place, about
two and a halt acres In extent, no
fewer that 2,574 live. Tills Is at the
rate of C3C.000 per square miles, of 1,017
to an acre.
Deputy United States Marshal BUI
Arnold was shot dead at Claremore, I.
T by a man amed Arnold, whom he
nttempted to arrest. Deputy Bussey
shot Arnold.
The Brlbors of Spain nro Sooklnff
nn Interview with InsurRent
Lenders and tho Prosldont of tho
Cuban Republic.
Havana (via Key West), March 22.
The autonomist government, backed by
the mllltnry authorities here, and the
government of Mndrld, Is now plnying
Its Inst enrd to secuie peace In Cuba
and prevent Intervention on the part
of the United States.
Near Polo Prloto, province of Santa
Clara, on the west side of the trocha,
are gathered several thousand Insur
gents under command of General Calixo
Garcia and other prominent chiefs, ac
companied by Senor Mnsso, president of
the Cuban republic, with several mem
bers of his cabinet.
Also on the west side of the trocha,
less than thirty miles distant, are sta
tioned 2,000 Insurgents under Pancho,
Carrlllo, Monteagudo, Larollez, Legion
and Gonzales. The Spnnish commander.
General Pnndo, is within a few miles
of General Garcia, while Gomez Is on
the west of tho trochn, within easy
All of the Insurgent generals and of
ficers got through Pando's lines some
time ago and the latter gave up the
campaign, which was to be a grand
military coup de grace In the province
of Santiago de Cuba or Puerto Principe.
But the passing of the trocha by the
insurgents turned Pando's flank. It Is
possible that this was winked at by
Pando, for the purpose of attempting
to carry out his ulterior political pur
poses. Such was the position of nil
concerned when Inst advices were re
ceived In Havana, Pando's purpose, to
further which, ho ordered a practical
armistice in the eastern part of Cuba,
is stated as follows:
To have a personal conference with
Callxto Garcia, President Masso and
the other Insurgents, nnd even with
Gomez, If possible, and make a formal
offer of autonomy according to the pro
gram drawn up by the radical wing of
that party. This offer Includes, In re
turn for ending the insurrection, the
disarmament nnd disbanding of all
volunteers; commercial treaties to be
concluded without Spanish Interference;
a maximum sum of $2,000,000 annually
to be paid to Spain by Cuba, as the
latter's nominal suzcrnin; no insurgents
to be shot or imprisoned on account of
the existing Insurrection, and no In
surgents to be sent ns prisoners out of
Cuba for future political offenses.
The Spanish olllclals believe the pro
position to be the best ever offered and
assuring practical independence will be
Such views are not held by those ac
quainted with Gome, und the chiefs nor
by the best class of business men In
Havana, In support of the latter view
It Is officially announced that after all
the efforts near Manznnlllo only two
Insurgents surrendered. It Is known
besides that Pando, In order to advance
his plans for the proposed campaign at
Santlngo de Cuba, greatly weakened all
the trochas, taking from them several
thousand men and much artillery. It
Is regnrded ns certain that Gomez and
Garcia, after refusing to confer with
Pando, will take sulllclent cattle and
provisions from the plantations nnd in
augurate a raid upon the provinces of
MatanzaB, Havana, and probably Pinar
del Rio, appearing near here within
ilfteen or eighteen days.
Tho general opinion Is that the Pando
conference will be the end of autonomy
and make intervention by the United
States Imperative, which It Is asserted
will be necessary to prevent outrages
which will disgrace civilization and also
to protect American citizens In Cuba.
Under the clroumstances news from tho
scene of the conference Is awaited here
with the gieatest anxiety.
In spite of ofllcial denials It Is be
lieved that serious troubles for Spain
In Porto Rico are Imminent, and It Is
asserted that the Spanish cruiser VIz
caya, when she leaves Havana, will go
to Porto Rico, In order to strengthen
the hands of the government officials
The Klncald Manufacturing company
of Griffin, Ga., will probably double Its
cnpaclty and a new factory to cost
$150,000 may be built.
A ton of American flax straw raised
In Wisconsin was recently sent to Ire
land and was found to be worth $130
more per ton than the Irish article.
Tho Carnegie Steel company has re
ceived from an English shipbuilding
Arm an order for 5,000 tons of ship
plates for the hulls of the vessels they
The Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad
company has given an order to the
Shoen Manufacturing company of Pitts
burg, Pa., for the building of fifty steel
The Missouri Pacific Railway com
pany has placed an additional order
with tho Missouri Car and Foundry
company of St. Louis, Mo., for the
building of 500 box cars.
After a suspension of four months
the Deleware Iron Works at Newcastle.
Del, will start tomorrow with a force
of 500 men.
The output of precious stones In the
United States, though still small, la
picking up. They were vnlued at $130,
75 in 1807. compared with $07,850 in 1S9C.
Turquoise worth $55,000 were taken out
by the professional turquolsers.
The latest fad In halrdresslng Is to
lower tho pompadour directly In fiont
nnd pull the tresses out very full and
fluffy nt the sides where they cover
the ears.
Tho miners of Mercer, Butler and
Lawrence counties, Pennsylvania, will
go on a strike in April unless operators
put in force the Chicago agreement.
II. C. Pettlt, on arriving at Tacoma
from the Alaskan gold fields, stated
that prospectors are dissatisfied, and a
large number will make a hasty retreat.
Glen Carson, tho 14-year-old son of W.
I. Caraon of Goncva, loaded his little
gun heavily. It bursted and carried
way about halt of his right hand.
Tho curfew ordlnanco hns passed tho
Falls City council nnd wont Into effect
Frldny night. Herenfter no child undor
15 years of age will be allowed on the
streets after 0 o'clock.
Tho Evening Herald is York's latest
paper. It Is issued every evening nnd
Sunday morning. LRoy L. Smith,
formerly city editor of tho York Times,
Is nt tho head of tho now venture.
A young 1inn nnmed Cnnnon was held
up and robbed by two men at Omaha.
Glaring down tho muzzle of a glisten
ing revolver, Cannon obeyed promptly
tho order to hold up nis annus, uniy v
pntita ivnpn nlitnlnmf
list ftn1r rt T fnlU l tin Vfta f 1 -
rested a few weeks ago on a warrant
sworn out by one of his nelghbois
charging him with lncoBt with his two
dnughteis, pleaded guilty before Judge
Baker Tuesday and was sentenced to
beventeen years nt hard labor.
Fire early Sunday morning consumed
a giannry belonging to II. II. Couch
nmn of Calhoun, containing liOOO bush
els of whent, 700 bushels of corn, wag
ons, buggies and farm machinery. Loss
$3,000, with $1,500 Insurance. The fire Is
supposed to have been of Incendlniy or
igin. Friday morning lightning struck the
chimney on the residence of W. N.
Allerton of Central City and passed
Into a bedroom where two small boys
were Bleeping, breaking one of the
legs off from tho bedstead. The boys
were uninjurcu. wo uamago was uone
to tho house.
While attending a dance at the LyonB
opera house Friday evening tho Neary
hoys, who live west of town, tied their
team and saddlo pony under a shed
nearby and when they came to go home
they found their harness and saddle
gone. The next day tho harness was
found In the Logan creek, cut in small
The announcement that tho special
exposition postage stamps will bo 1b
Bucd about May 15 Is a source of great
gratification to the exposition manage
ment and especially to tho department
of publicity nnd promotion. Orders
have been received for several hundred
thousand of these stamps from large
mercantile establishments and the de
partment has received many inquiries
regarding the probable time of issue.
Judge Scott of Omaha has issued an
order permitting D. T. Stubs, as an ex
pert accountant, to examine the books
and recordB of the defunct German Sav
ings bank, for the purpose of obtain
ing testimony to be used In the trlnl
now In progress of Theodoro Wollstoln
against tho directors of the bank. This
Irflhe first tlmo that such an order has
been Issued, requests to other Judges
for such permission having been re
fused. A domestic employed In the hotel at
Salem suffered a hard fall a day or
two ago. In descending a stairway she
slipped and fell down five or six steps.
She was picked up unconscious nnd
the physician reported a sovcro Injury
to the spine. The victim had several
spasms and at times It required two
personB to hold her on the bed. The
victim is the daughter of John Frle
burghouse, living fifteen miles south
west of Humboldt.
A boy 10 years old, tho son. of Ben
Reams, met with a horrible accident,
which took his life. Ho had been cut
ting cornstalkB all day and waB Just
finishing up cutting a large field when
In some way the horses becoming un
manageable, he was thrown to the
ground in front of the stalk cutter,
which passed over his entire body. He
was dead In a few minutes and horri
bly mangled. Mr. Reams lives about
five miles southeast of Franklin.
A smooth confidence game upon the
farmers of Saunders county, In the
vicinity of Ashland, has been worked
recently by men claiming to represent
Omnha wholesale grocery houses. The
plan was to offer double the market
price for farm produce that tho local
dealers pay, but always requiring cash
for the first purchase. When tho time
came for the first purchase, the con
fidence men would be miles away work
ing the first purchase racket on the un
suspecting farmers.
Prof. II. M. Brayton, principal of the
Pawnee City schools, was called up on
the carpet a short tlmo since by the
board and discharged from his position
because of certain actions toward a fe
male pupil. He not only left school,
but it is ascertained he also left the
city rather suddenly, as the feeling ran
pretty high against him for a time.
He was known to a number of Pawnee
people, who were shocked to learn of
the circumstances, as he was held by
them to have been a most honorable
and upright man.
B. Donovltz, a feed man at C04
South Thirteenth street, Omaha, ruBhed
to the police station with the story
that L. Moneack's grocery at Thirt
eenth and Pacific streets had Just
been held up. and that a great crowd
was surrounding the place. The police
rushed to the rescue to find that
Moneack'B runaway horse had been re
turned to him half an hour before by
some boys who asked for half ji dollar.
This enormous amount was regarded
as a hold up and sc much turmoil re
sulted that the boys came down to n
quarter. After another parley, a com
promise of 10 cents and a plug of to
bacco was effected, and the crowd
A man who says his name Is A. A.
Klncald. and who claims to be a farmer
near Whitman. Neb., Is under arrest at
Milan, Mo., charged with selling count
erfeit money nnd with using the malls
to defraud. He hays he Is a brother of
D. L. Klncald, a preacher of that city,
who, it Is said, will also bo arrested as
soon as he can be found, on a similar
charge. Klncald had $870 In currency.
$200 of it In crisp new bills of the Mer
chants National bank of Omaha, all ap
parently good, In a belt, when he was
arrested, and letters from scores of
persons in Kansas. Nebraska, Missouri
and other neighboring and enstorn
statos, indicating that he had sold his
customers green gooOH A man and
a woman at Klrksvllle, Mo., and a man
i at Fremont, Neb., are slated for arrest
In connection with the K' ileal d deal.
Prosldont MoKlnloy TrylnK to Shift
His Responsibilities Around In
any Kind of Shnpo to Onln Tlmo
A Show of Wonkness.
New York, March 22. Tho Maine dis
aster Is Insepaiably linked with tho
general Cuban question, says the Wash
ington coricspondent of the Herald.
"I wns assutcd by a member of the
cabinet that the president would deal
with tho former diplomatically, before
making lcpicsentntlonB to Spain con
cerning the Independence of Cuba, The
blowing up of tho Maine Is to bo used
us an additional argument, as to why
a speedy end should he brought to the
war In Cuba.
"President McKlnley In anticipating
a decision which will show the main
cause of the disaster to have been duo
to an outside explosion, nnd that the
court will bo unuble to show who com
mitted tho ct lme. A cabinet member
told mo that, while the president was
preparing to make diplomatic repre
sentations to Spain, on nn Indemnity
basis, lie was not unmindful of tho
possibilities of a finding which would
made war unavoidable.
"This official told mo that only a
decision, showing positively direct con
nection of Spanish officials with the
Maine disaster, would prevent the presi
dent from carrying out his determina
tion to deal with the Maine disaster
In a strictly lcgnl and diplomatic way.
The president hopes nnd expects that
this mtter can be adjusted diplomatic
ally. "It Is now the nurnose of tho presi
dent to make congress Jointly responsi
ble for any action which may result
In war. He believes that the blowing
up of tho Maine makes It Imperative
upon this country to do something at
the earliest possible date to end the
war In Cuba, but ho Is not convinced an
to tho best means of doing this, without
bringing on war. He hns said that he
will not be responsible for nn 'unholy
"If tho United States Is to be made
responsible for precipitating a war, ho
desires that congress shall share tho
responsibility with him. Instead of
Issuing a proclamation recognizing the
Independence of Cuba, President Mc
Klnley Is now of the opinion that
congress should tnkc the Initiative. It
Is for that reason that the administra
tion ha changed Its program In favor
of an enrly adjournment. I nm now as
sured that tho president wants congress
to stay here, until the Cubnn question
Is In a fair way to settlement.
"There Is no further doubt that the
holding of the Spanish torpedo flotilla
at the Canaries and the withdrawal of
the battleships from the vicinity of
Cuba was the result of an agreement
reached by tho Washington nnd Madrid
"The fact that Rear Admiral Slcard
has lemnlnlng with him at Key West
a formidable squndron, Is due to the de
sire of the authorities to have a strong
fleet there, when the report of the
court of inquiry is made, nnd tho re
sult of the policy to be inaugurated by
the president has made itself appar
ent. "It has been determined by the offi
cials to continue the sharp watch which
has been kept on thp torpedo boat
flotilla, and, should they attempt to
move to Porto Rico, to make a vlrogous
protest to Spain, looking towards orders
for their Immediate return to the Can
aries; and. If Spain should refuse to
comply with these representations, the
plan prepared by the officials contem
plates not only the formation of a
flying squadron, hut the dispatch of a
number of cruisers to Intercept the
torpedo flotilla and destroy It."
Its Promoters Declare itWIIIGobblo
Up Everything.
Peoria, III., March 22. Joseph B.
Greenhut, former president of the
American Distillery and Cattle Feeding
company, the old whisky trust, has re
turned from Cincinnati, where he has
been In consultation with a number of
distillers relative to forming a new
The houses outside the present or
ganization, It Is said, contemplate com
bining, and have asked Greenhut to
head the concern.
If the deal goes through on the lines
now projected, it will be the greatest
combination of whisky distillers ever
Omaha, Neb., March 22. President
Her of the Willow Springs dis
tillery when shown the above dispatch
fully confirmed It. The new organi
zation, if formed, and there was a
good propeetB that it would be, would
be larger than any of Its precessors
it would not only take In the "outsid
ers" hut all others, it would In fact
take In everything, which no other
whisky trust had ever been able to do.
In answer to n direct question aB to
whether the Willow Springs distillery
hnd entered the new trust Mr. Uor snld
that he did not care to speak speci
fically of It, but repeated his statement
that If organized the now association
would take In all the plants In the coun
try. "No. the Willow Springs wjll not be
closed," continued Mr, Her In answer to
another question. "You can say that,
positively, We would not enter Into any
agreement or trust which might Involve
the closing of tho Willow Springs. If it
does go in. that will bo In the contract;
and whether It does or does not go In
the Willow Springs will keep on run;
nlng Just the same as at present."
County Teasurer Goes to Prison.
Goshon, Ind., March 22. Ex-County
Treasurer William H. Holdemnn was
convicted In the Elkhart circuit court
of embazzllng $22,000 of county funds
and ha wns committed to the penlton
tlnry under tho lndotermlnnte sentence
Tho Powor BIr Corporations Hnvo
to Fonthor Tholr Own Nost.
Omaha, Neb., March 22. General
Manager Dickinson of the Union Pacific
went west ngaln Friday night. His
object 1b one that has been under
discussion for soiiic tlmo and which
will lead to further economy in
tho management of the road. Just what
this object Is he did not himself state
but It was learned that tho Union Pa
ct lie had decided to abandon Sldnoy,
Neb., and Laratnte, Wyo as division
Tialn crews will not be stationed at
these points to man freight trains after
May 1. Instead the crows will bo all
located at North Platte and Cheyenne,
ThlB means that the services of a great
many men will bo dltpensed with, for
It will not bo merely a transfer of sta
tluns from ono point to another, as
North Platto and Cheyenne havo al
ways been division stations. Laramie
and Sidney, ns division stations, are
tliercrore considereu superfluous. The
train crowH which have hitherto been
employed nt the stations to he aban
doned will hardly be re-employed at
North Platte and Cheyenne. At beBt
the services of only a very few will be
needed to complete tho forces in these
It Ih repotted that the Union Pacific"
may find It necessnry to maintain pas
senger crews at Sidney and Laramie,
but If It Is feasible to remove tho pas
senger, ns well as the freight crows,
this will bo done. At all events, the
freight crews must go. By tills Btep
on the part of tho Union Pnclflc tho
Importance of Sidney nnd Lnramla as
railway towns will bo much reduced
nnd, in a financial way, they will Buffer
by the economies which are adopted to
mako tho Union Pacific a bonanza for
Us ih'w owners.
Qamblors In Public and Industrial
New York, March 22. The movement
of sfock prices during last Week
seems to have been due to pro
fessional maneuverB of board room
traders, much as anything. The Cuban
question Is still tho overshadowing In
fluence In the stock market, but Its
true index Is no"en In tho largo falling
off In the value of dealings, rather thun
in tho movement of prices. Large op
erators and the general public are out
of the market, for the time being, al
though there are Indications of fur
ther liquidation of long stock, at the
high prices of tho week.
With the Bupply of floating stock re
duced, prices moved easily on light
transactlono. Tha furious buying if
Monday was evidently the covering of
shorts, who had oversold the market
Frldny nnd Snturday preceding, on the
belief that there would he some alarm
ing development In the Cuban question
over Sunday.
Wednesday's advance was helped by
the. hopeful prospect of tho settlement
of the Northwestern rate war and by
the recovery of Spnnish 4s nbrond,
wiilch wns due, however, to assurances
tli nt the April coupons would be paid,
rather than to improved pollcltlcal out
look. The subsequent weakness wan
duo to thu prevalent disposition to dis
count the likelihood or dnngeroiiB de
velopments In the Sunday interval, as
the end of each week approaches.
But rumors of a plan of compromise
with Spain caused a sharp rally, late
Friday, leaving prices substantially
higher all around Saturday.
Capital Can Starve Laborers Into
New Bedford, Mass., Mnrch 22. The
ninth week of the struggle between
capital and labor In this city finds
the situation practically unchanged, ex
cept that the operatives have conceded
that they might be willing to go back
to work under a reduction of 6per cent
Instead of 10. ,
A secret meeting of the officers of
the labor unions was held Saturday
night and It was agreed to meet the
manufacturers on the question of the
cut-down In wages, eliminating the
lines question.
The most Important meeting waB held
and after discussion of the subject gen
erally the manufacturers, In answer to
the Inquiry what they would suggest,
replied: "What we can say to you Is
that when the condition of the market
warrants nn Incrense of wnges, the
New Bedford mills will give their em
ployes the benefit of it with others."
Have a Duty to Perform.
Lincoln, Neb., March 21. Governor
Holcomb received from the New York
World a request for his opinion on the
proposition to adjourn congress, leav
ing the Cuban-Spanish question open.
The governor sent this In answer:
"The World, New York: In my Judg
ment it is the duty of our representa
tives In congress to remain in session
until the Spanish question is definitely
settled. They would be recreant to
their truBt and unworthy of the confi
dence reposed in them if they failed to
Governor Holcomb has wired the fol
lowing to Senator Allen In regard to
the proposition to name a battleship
for Nebraska:
"Hon. William V. Allen, Washing
ton, D. C: The patriotism and loyalty
of Nebraska's citizens In the present
crisis would be very appropriately rec
ognized by christening one of the re
cently purchased battleships Nebraska.
Hope this may be done.
"SILAS A. HOLCOMB, Governor."
Valentine has Just completed and the
school moved Into a mw edifice. The
building Is of brick and stone, seven
rooms, was designed by C. F. Belndorff
of Omaha, Is heated and ventilated by
the Smeed hot air system and is a
model In every particular. The building
cost close to $15,000 and is an honest job
throughout, Valentine has a corps of
five- teachers, of whom Prof. . N. Wat-,
eon, ex-county superintendent of Saun
ders county. Is principal, the grade
teachers being selected from the best
A lady assistant at the boarding
house of Miss Susie Chapman at Wy
more was seriously burned while in tho
act of lighting a gasoline stove. She
had filled the cups too full with ol,
and, when ignited, the flames burned
her face, hands and clothing in a fright
ful manner.
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