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IIEMINGFORD, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1898.
'FREE AND INDEPENDENT
SO SAYS THE UPPER BRANCH
Tho Vote was 07 to 21 on the Final
Rosolutlon-Test Voto on Turple's
Amendment 51 to 31 Senate
Fools Its Responsibility.
Wnshlncton. D. C. April 18. Tho
United States senate lias spoken. ItB
kVSlj&jJs for war war until the saffron
ftaglofJJSpaln shull liavo been lurieu in
lircjjfweatern hemisphere, and furled
Itn'volco. too. is for the Independence
Sfrlh'e Infant republic of the gem of the
Antilles, "the fairest land tno sun ever
"Free Cuba and the Independence or
the Island republic," was the shlbbo
letlf0f the sennte throughout the four
days' of debate which ended tonight.
"While the verdict returned was decis
ive, it is just as cosy to say that it was
not final. Notes of discord almost
foreboding in their tone were sounded.
This foreboding wns not due In nny
sense to nnxiety about the result of the
Impending conflict. It was prompted
by a fear lest, if the action taken by
the senate should ultimately be taken
ns final, this government might become
Involved In complications that in future
yeats would prove serious.
The Davis resolutions those repotted
from the committee on foreign relations
amended so as to Include the recogni
tion of the republic of Cuba were
passed uy a voie oi u io -i, u iv uu
stitue for the resolution adopted by
the house of representatives.
All day long the contest waged with
an earnestness, energy, abllty and elo
quence seldom equaled even In the sen
ate of the United States. From 10
o'clock In the morning until the moment
of fhe final vote the intensity ,of the in
terest did not abate for an instant.
Under the agreement limiting the dura
tion of the speeches, except In specific
instances, to fifteen minutes, every
senator who so desired had an oppor
tunity to express his views.
SENATOR WHITE'S EFFORT.
Before the voting had actually be
gunafter 7 o'clock p. in. the great
speech of the day had been made by
Mr. White of California, who has been
consistently and conscientiously op
posed to action of any kind upon the
Cuban question. The siwech was a
masterly oratorical effort, and at
tracted profound attention from every
No less than twenty-live senators ad
dressed themselves to the momentous
question under consideration during the
day' and while, under the rule, elabo
rate arguments were Impossible, the
speeches were characterized by an im
passioned force and eloquence rarely
heard in or out of the halls of the
It was not until the first vote that on
the amendment of Mr. Turple of Indi
ana, providing for recognition of the
Island republic had been taken that
the senate was brought face to face
with the tremendous Importance of its
The scene in the chamber for many
historic debates was one of incompar
able solemnity and lmpresslveness. The
galleries, which had been filled appar
ently to their utmost capacity through
out the day, were massed with bril
liantly attired women and men dis
tinguished in all walks of public and
On the floor was every member
elected to the senate, save one, Mr.
Walthall of Mississippi, who was again
detained from his seat by serious Ill
ness. So deep was his patriotic inter
est in the pending questlpn, however,
that he notified Mr. Spooner of Wis
consin, with whom he was paired, that
ho could not deem It fair to hold him
to the pair and would therefore release
him In nnlor thnt he micht VOte.
GATHERING OF GREAT MEN.
In the semi-circle area back of the
senators' desks were seated and stand
ing men many of whose names arc
household words throughout the length
and breadth of the land. Over all were
Hoods of electric light softened by tho
multi-colored glass In which were lined
the arms of the forty-five sovereimi
states of the union.
The test vote, quite naturally, was on
the amendment offered by Mr. Turpie
recognizing the Independence of the
Cuban republic. It prevailed by a
majority of fourteen, the vote being
51 to 37. By political parties the vote
was caBt as follows:
Yeas Republicans, 11; democrats, 28;
populists, 7; silver republicans, 5.
Nays Republicans, 32; democrats, 5.
Upon the final vote the alignment of
parties was quite different from that
upon the Turple amendment. An anal
ysis of it follows:
Yeas Republicans, 19; democrats, il;
populists, 7; silver republicans, C. To
tal. C7. , .
Nays Republicans, 19; democrats, 2.
Recognizing tho Cuban Republic
Passes the Senate.
The senate of the United States, by
a vote of C7 to 21, has adopted the fol
Resolved, By the senate and house
of representatives of the United States
of America, In congress assembled:
First That the people of the island
of Cuba are, and of right ought to be,
free and independent, and that the
government of the United States hereby
recognizes the republic of Cuba as the
true and lawful government of that lsl-
Second That it is the duty of the
United States to demand, and the gov
ernment of the United States does here
by demand, that the government of
Spain at once relinquish Its authority
and government in the Island of Cuba
and withdraw Its land and naval forces
from Cuba and Cuban waters.
Thim That the president of the
United States be and he hereby Is dl
.ontort nn,i empowered to use the en
tire land and naval forces of the-United
States and to call into actual service
of the United States the militia of the
several states to such an extent as may
be necessary to carry these resolu
tions into effect.
Fourth That the United States here
by disclaims any disposition or inten
tion to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction
or control over said Island, except for
the pacification thereof, and asserts Its
determination when that is accom
plished to leave the government and
control of the Island to its people.
TO TAKE HAVANA BY LAND.
Fonrof Minos tho Reason Block
ado and a Land Siege.
Washington, D. C, April 18. The
navy department people have been busy
considering the plan of operations in
conjunction with the hillltary force in
the Cuban campaign. It is indicated
that after the troops are landed, the
navy will make a concerted attack on
the prlnplcnl ports and blockade the
The navy department has accumu
lated much Information In regard to the
fortifications at Havana. The new bat
tery of Morro castle is rather formid
able, the largest gun being of twelve
inch caliber. The great menace to
vessels which may attack Havana Is
the submarine mines, regarding the
power of which this government has al
ready had sucli a terrible example.
There is some doubt as to whether
Havana will be shelled by tho navy.
The foreign Interests at that place may
render It inadvisable and improper, but
tlip naval authorities expect no trouble
In silencing the fortifications.
In making attacks on the land forces,
it has been deemed proper to eondeut
sucli operations while under steam and
at night In order that the return lire
may be minimized In its effects. It Is
desirable, of course, to avoid as much
damage to the vessels ns possible, since
the demolition of plating, while not
rendering a vessel entirely helpless,
would necessitate expensive nnd time
The department has purchased the
ship Juniata, which will be converted
Into a repair ship and aligned to the
North At'antic lleet with the Hying
squadron. This has been deemed abso
lutely necessary, if the efficiency of
warhhlps is to be maintained.
The new ammunition hoists and other
nmxirniim intpiv Innnrnomted on board
the battleship Texas have been found
to work to good satisfaction. While at
sea with the Hying squadron during the
past day or two, the turrets and guns
of the ship were practically tested.
The results nre shown in an enthusias
tic dispatch which Captain Phillips has
sent to Secretary Long. It is as fol
lows: , ,
"Texas Is now ready to tackle any
thing. Haessler's system complete suc
cess. Time from fire to lire, two min
utes sixteen .seconds."
The system referred to is tnat in
vented by Lieutenant Haessler. The le
markable quick time in which the big
guns of this vessel were fired may be
appreciated by the fact that the old
system did not permit the firing of
these large weapons in less time ; tnan
once in every eight minutes. ) lthjn
that peilod It will now be possible to
fire four eight-Inch guns.
The president has allotted $20,000 from
the emergency fund to the army medi
cal department nt the solicitation of
Surgeon General Sternberg. The sum
will be expended In the purchase of
medical furniture for surgeons, for the
hospitals, surgical chests and instru
ments, blankets, mattresses and hos
Miss Long, eldest daughter of the
secretary of the navy, who several
months since decided to give up the
allurements of Washington society and
go to Baltimore for the purpose of tnk
im n nniirHP nf studv In medicine at the
Johns Hopkins Institute in Baltimore,
has nnnounced to her friends her In
tention of volunteering her services as
nurse In the event of war.
WALL STREET CRACK REGIMENT
Will Enlist Their Employees and
New York, April 18. Washington E.
Conner, one time broker for Jay Gould,
and today watch dog of the vast Gould
Interests, is at the head of a Wall street
movement in conjunction with Theo
dore W. Myers, ex-comptroller of New
York and one of the most influential
brokers in the "street," to form a regi
ment made up entirely of Wall street
men and offer It to the government.
Already $100,000 is pledged for the use
of the regiment, and more than 1,000
men, comprising brokers, bankers,
clerks and others, ore ready to enlist.
It is intended to put the regiment In
the field fully equipped nnd olllcered.
Its officers will be experienced men, fa
miliar with the tactics of battle. Some
of them are at present members of the
national guard, others have served
their terms In the citizen soldiery and
are ready to go In again.
"This Is business," said Mr. Con
ner. "We have been watching the
trend of events, and we see that th2
time has arrived when the plowshare
must be welded Into the sword and
the dust of commerce give way to the
strife of battle. The men who can hold
their own in the fierce strife of Wall
street are sure to give a good account
of themselves In the field. The re
sponse to the call has been unanimous
and the sinews of war were pledged In
such short time that we could see how
easy it would have been to raise several
times the nmount of money we shall
need. We can produce the regiment,
fully equipped and drilled, in thirty
MOB U. S. CONSULATE.
Spanish Rabble Becomes Unman
ageable at Malaga.
Malaga, Spain, April 18. There was
a serious disturbance here, resulting In
an attack upon the United State consul,
ate. The demonstration began with the
parading of small crowds through the
streets, shouting patriotic cries. But
a mob eventually gathered and at
tacked the United States consulate.
Stones were thrown and one of the
mod leaders procured a ladder, tore
down the shield having upon It the
arms of the United States and dragged
It along the streets. The prefect was
summoned and he addressed the peo
ple, begging them to disperse, which to
some degree restored order.
Afterward the streets were patrolled
by gendarmes. The excitement con
tinues. COURIEh COMES FROM CUBANS
His Partner Killed by Spaniards
while on the Route.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 18. A cou.
rler bearing Important dispatches from
General Callxto Garcia to General
Palma at Washington has arrived at
Port Antonio, and was sent forward
The dispatches are said to disclose
tho attitude of the Insurgents toward
the Spanish propositions and to contain
offers and plans of co-operation with
the American forces.
Another courier was killed at Crlston,
near Santiago. His dispatches are in
the possession of the Spanish.
OUR TROOPS ON THE MOVE
Preparing for Hostltltlos--Mon will
Become Acollmatod Whoro tho
Roglmonts will bo Mobilized
Miles In Command.
Washington, D. C, April 17. Decid
edly the most wnrllke step takon by
the department In preparing for the
possibility of an encounter with Spain
was Inaugurated, when orders were Is
sued for tho concentration at four
points in the south of six regiments of
cavalry, twenty-two regiments of In
fantry and the light batteries of five
regiments of artillery.
At Ohlcknmauga there will bo ttlx
regiments of cavnlry and the light bat
teries of live regiments of nrtlllery; nt
New Orleans eight regiments of In
fantry; at Tampa, seven regiments of
Infantry, nnd at Mobile seven regi
ments of Infantry.
Since the civil war no such propor
tion of the army has been mobilized
and the movement itself Is the best
evidence of the gravity of the situation
as looked upon by the president and
The determination to rcndczous tho
troops In the south, where they can be
acclimated to the conditions or a more
tropical climate, has been under con
sideration by the president and his cab
inet for some time. It was not until
now, however, that the president, In
view of the enormous expense which
will be entailed, felt Justified in taking
When Seeietary Alger returned from
the cabinet meeting he at once called
Into conference General Miles and Ad
jutant General Corbln nnd acquainted
them with the result of the cabinet's
There were hurried consultations in
which the quartermaster general who
lias charge of the transportation of the
troops, the commissary general, who
looks after their subsistence, and rep
resentatives In Washington of various
railroads running to the south partici
pated. The ordure, as finally given,
contemplate the movement of troops to
the places indicated as follows:
To Chlckamauga battlefield: The
First, Second, Third, Sixth, Ninth and
Tenth regiments of cavnlry and the
light batteries of live regiments of nr
tlllery. To New Orleans. The First, Seventh,
Eighth, Twelfth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth,
Twenty-third nnd Twenty-fourth regi
ments of Infantry.
To Mobile: The Second, Third, Tenth,
Eleventh, Nineteenth, Twentieth and
Twenty-second regiments of infantry.
To Tampa: The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth.
Ninth, Thirteenth, Seventeenth and
Twenty-first regiments of infnntry.-
The heavy batteries of artillery In
each of the five regiments mentioned
will remain at their present posts.
PROPOSALS FOR STEAMERS.
The two new regiments of artillery re.
eently authorized by congress have not
been recruited to their full strength
and, in addition, ure not well equipped
with horses and other necessary requi
sites for service, and, therefore, nre not
Included In today's orders.
The department has so distributed
the twenty-two regiments of Infantry
at convenient places on the gulf that
they will be accessible for transport to
Proposals have been Invited from
steamship companies for chartering
vessels to the government for th's
Instructions to the commanding oHl
cers of the regiments ordered to move
were sent out, with directions that they
be put Into effect us soon as possible.
The railroad facilities, the officials
say, are more than ample to meet the
demands of the occasion, and no trou
ble will be experienced In mobilizing
this large body of men nt the places
designated within a reasonable space
A copy of the order wns sent to the
commanding generals of the following
departments: The department of the
gulf, Atlnnta, Ga.; the department of
Colorado, Denver, Colo.; the department
of California, San Francisco; the de
partment of Missouri, Omaha; the de
partment of Dakota, St. Paul, Minn.;
the department of the lakes, Chicago,
Secretary Alger also selected the com
manders of the divisions of tho army
that are to assemble at the places
named, all of whom are well known for
their service In the military branch of
For the division at New Orleans,
Brigndler General W. B. Shatter, now
at San Francisco, In command of the
department of California', was desig
nated; for that at Tampa, Brigadier
General J. F. Wade, now In command
of the department of the Dakotas at St.
Paul, Minn.; for Mobile, Brigadier Gen
eral J. J. Copplnger, who Is on duty In
command of the department of the Mis
souri nt Omaha; while for the post at
Chlckamauga, Major General J. R.
Brooks, in command of tho department
of the lakes, with headquarters at Chi
cago, was chosen.
These officers have authority to take
with them to their new commands their
entire staff of officers and a quarter
master. These latter, however, pre
sumably, will proceed to their prospec
tive assignments for the purpose of
making all necessary arrangements for
camp grounds and many other require
ments Incident to the presence and op
erations of an army.
It Is expected that short notice ad
vertisements, Inviting proposals for all
camp accessories and grounds, will be
Issued In the local newspapers, witn a
view to having everything in readiness
for the army when it arrives.
GENERAL- MILES IN COMMAND.
The command of the army will de
volve upon Major General Nelson A.
Miles, who Is now at the head of the
military branch of the government.
His temporary headquarters. It Is said,
will Drobably be at Atlanta, where Gen
eral Graham, who has command of
the department of the gulf, Is now lo
cated. General Miles' permanent headquar
ters will depend entirely upon the ex
igencies of the situation and the devel
opments of the campaign. He will
leave the city soon for his new duties,
Three regiments of Infantry and four
of cavalry nro not included In tho mo
bilisation orders, for the reason that
tlioy are either a great dlstnnco from
tho center of operations or nro needed
In the section of tho country In which
they arel ocated, or nre In a location
where they can bo readily summoned.
U. S. TO BUY A HUNDRED TUGS
To Trnnsport Troops to Cuba
MURtall bo iron VosboIb.
Washington, D. C. April 17. The
naval board on auxiliary crulsors was
empowered to purchase lugs, yachts
and uteamshtps to be used In the At
lantic const defense. About 100 vessels
will be required to make up the fleet.
The membeis of the board say that
only vessels built of steel or Iron will
bo ncceptable. The vessels that will
be converted Into nrmed cruisers, tor-pi-do
boat destroyers and gunboats for
coast defense, according Fc a member
of the bourtl, have been practically se
lected, nnd If wnr Is declared will bo
placed nt the dlsposnl of the govern
ment at a few hours' notice.
The Reading railroad bus six ocean
going steam tugsthat could be pressed
Into service Immediately If required.
Several fcoastwlse vessels that nro ca
pable of being converted Into swift
armed cruisers have also been picked
out, as well ns several fleet steam
To get together 100 vessels of this
kind, In uddttion to the regular aux
iliary fleet, herculean as the task ap
pears, will be, according to members of
the board, a comparatively easy mat
ter. The navy department Is making ar
rangements for the delivery of the
cruiser Nlchteroy, purchased from Bra
zil, from Rio to the United States, and
several cable dispatches have passed
between the two governments.
Some difficulty has been encountered
on account of the danger thnt the
cruiser might be Intercepted by the
Spanish on her way to northern waters.
It Is now planned to hnve tho vessel
keep,, near the coast as far north ns
Panama, where an American vessel
may be sent to meet her and offer pro
tection for the remainder of the trip.
MILES ORDERED THEM OUT.
A Copy ot tno Order What tho
Troops Must Do.
Washington, D. C, April 17. Com
manding General. Department of Mis
souri, Oninhn: With the npprovul of
the secretary ,pf war itlie following
regiments of cnvalry and light batter
ies of artillery are relieved from duty
at their present stations and will lie
ordered to proceed to Chlcknmauga
Pnrk. Ga.: All the light hntterleB of
the First, Second, Third, Sixth, Ninth
and Tenth regiments of cavalry. Tho
following regiments of infuntry are re
lieved from duty at their present sta
tions nnd will be ordered to the fol
lowing points: To New Orleans The
First, Seventh, Eighth, 'Twelfth, Slx
Tteiithjv,Eightenth. Twenty-third and
Twenty-fourth. To Mobile, Ala. Sec
ond, Thlrd.Tenth.Eleventh, Nineteenth,
Twentieth and Twenty-second. To
Tampa, Fltu Fourth. Fifth, Sixth,
Ninth, Thirteenth, Seventeenth nnd
Twenty-first. The commanding gen
eral, department of the Colorado, will
detail a company of the Fifteenth in
fantry to proceed to Fort Wlngato and
take station at that post. At posts
from which the whole garrison Is with
drawn one officer and a detail of two
men from each company will be left In
charge of the post. All transportation
will accompany tho troops. Tho neces
sities of the post from which nil public
transportation Is withdrawn will be pro
vided by hiring transportation through
the quartermaster's department. Troops
will be nrovlded with thirty days' ra
tions and necessnry camp equipage.
You will give the necessary orders for
the execution of the movements of the
troops in your department ns Indicated
above. Acknowledge. By command of
Mnjor General Miles.
H. C. CORBIN, Audjutnnt General.
SQUADRON WORKS WELL.
Returned from Practice Cruise
The Commodore Plensod.
Old Point Comfort, Vu., April 17.
The ships of the flying squadron, except
the Texus, have returned to take on a
coal supply after forty-eight hours of
hard practice. The Texas remained
outside to test her big guns with solid
It Is renorted here that, despite their
peacelike move, the squadron will start
on a hostile cruise within forty-eight
hours. Its destination Is said to be the
waters about St. Thomas, where It will
wait for a hostile move by the Spanish
flotilla now at the Cape Verde Islands.
Commodore Schley Is pleased with the
work of the squadron. He commends
the quick response to war Blgnals,
splendid use of the guns out at the
drill grounds and the celerity with
which the ships were cleared for action.
He remarked that he would like to
meet any fleet that Spain could send
out. "We would light her so fast,"
said Schley, "that they would not know
where they are at."
The most interesting part of the
work of practice was a call to quarters
on all ships. So rapidly was it done
that In three minutes every avallade
rapid lire gun was ready to be traineu
on an Imaginary enemy, and the
searchlights were making the sea with
in a long distance of the fleet as light
From hints thrown out at Old Point,
It was learned that the Columbia and
Minneapolis did not behave very well
on the practice cruise, and It Is possible
that the cruisers will be overhauled be
fore going to sea again.
Threatens to be Serious.
Washington, D. C, April 17. The
quarrel between Senators Money nnd
Wellington threatens to be serious.
Senator Money, after tho senate had
adjourned, said: "It Is certain that
there is nothing which any one can
criticise in my connection with the New
York Journal. The assault of tho hon
orable gentleman from Maryland was
entirely unprovoked. His grievance
was not really against me, but against
the gentleman who had been speaking,
In conversation with a close friend
of Senator Money's it developed that
there Is some prospect of an encounter
as the result of the affair. He remarked
that it was naturally to be expected
that Mr. Wellington's friends would
call upon Money before 10 o'clock in the
SPAIN IS READY FOR WAR
ONE SHARP BATTLE WILL
NOT END THE STRUGGLE.
Opinions of Cnstolnr, Campos and
Sobrnl Woylor Says War Should
bo Waged Vigorously Woodford
Madrid (via Balrrltz), April 18. When
Emlllo Castelnr waB asked to give his
views on the wnr situation, he almost
lost his literary calm and said some
"Should war come, ns Is now mor
tally certnln, rest assured It will not bo
short, but It will be sharp. We are well
prepared. Those who speak of war as
though It will he a duel between two
men, In which first blood will satisfy
honor, know not whnt they say."
General Martinez Campos, who linn
held more oillclal positions than nny
man In Spain, snld: "For my part,
1 will not decline to do anything
which tho good of my country, partic
ularly Its Integrity, may require. 1 am
willing to take the field again, go to
Cuba or wherever national duty calls.
The national heart will be In the fight
and the national mind must bo concen
trated upon It. Though we have lost
many of our possessions, our people
have not lost their bravery.
"if there Is one lesson more clearly
and emphatically taught by the his
tory of Spain, It Is that Bpnnlnrds light
to the bitter end. They surrender only
when actually beaten. The bravery of
our soldiers is not wholly In the past;
our population of 17,000,000 can furnish
ns mnny lighting men as can be con
veniently used." "
The laconic answer of the minister of
marine Is characteristic of the man. He
said: "Whether tho war Is to last
long or short, It will be largely decided
by the first shock."
Lieutenant Sobrnl, aide of Mic min
ister of marine, said: "Our navy can
Inflict much damage on your coast
cities and our biiIIoib know no fear,
hence I think the war will last a long
General Weyler snld: "if war is to
be. It should be waged vigorously.
Any other method of wnrfnro Is com
partlvely cruel. A vigorous policy
KhurtciiH war. It seems to me that
war with the United States will not be
brief. In the absence of sufficient data
It Is useless to try to calculate with
accuracy how long tho war will laBt."
The Spanish government has prac
tically abandoned all hope for peace.
Sagasta says privately that war Is cer
tain. All Americans are huriledly pre
paring to leave Spain. Woodford says:
"The time has come for us to pack
TAKING COALTO SPANIARDS.
Unci? Sam Caught It ond Bought
It, Now It's Ours,
Norfolk. Va., April 18. The British
steamer Hampstead, Captain Bland,
was stepped loading coal Frlduy at
Lambert's point, when It was found she
was loading for St Vincent, Cape Verde
Islands, at which port two of Spain's
cruisers are now lying, and that the
flying squadron under command of
Commodore Schley, was being delayed
In Its coaling until this curgo of 3,000
tons was completed.
The naval Inspection board paid a
visit to the Hampstead, thoroughly in
spected her nnd the chief engineer evi
dently voiced the satisfaction and de
cision of the bonrd when, on leaving
the vessel he remarked to one of the
officers: "Make yourself perfectly easy;
your ship won't leave Norfolk."
Captain Blnnd said tonight: "I con.
slder the vessel as good ob any ac
cepted by the United States."
Fort Monroe, April 18. The Sioux, one
of the tugboats of the mosquito flotilla,
newly converted, nrrlved here last night
and anchored near the squadron. Its
commander, a naval cadet, reported to
Commodore Schley that the boat was
not in seaworthy condition, its boiler
not lelng set to stand heavy seas. She
was caught In a very heavy gale and
the boat came near being wrecked. The
engineer of the Brooklyn ordered some
Impiovements made and Commodore
Schley said to the young commander:
"Never mind, my boy. When you
get to fighting, you'll look on these
troubles as mere nothings."
THURSTON MAKES A SPEECH.
Nebraska Senator Loyal to Cuban
Senator Thurston of Nebraska, who
less than three weeks ngo made a most
eloquent address on Cuba, was rec
ognized In the senate Saturday, and de.
llvered one of the best speeches of
the day. He consumed scarcely eight
minutes, but In that brief time he gave
the republicans, who contemplated vot
ing for the minority amendment, pro
posed by the democrats, an ample argu
ment for breaking party ties on such
a momentous question.
"No man ever questioned my republi
canism," asserted Senator Thurston,
"and no man ever can, but, in a case
of this kind, I am something better than
n republican. I am un American, and
my duty places me above the clouds
of party discipline, and I stand in the
clear sunshine of American citizen
ship." Ilu stated that, In supporting the
recognition of Independence, he was not
showing lack of loyalty to the presi
dent. "No man can outdo me on this floor
In eulogies to President McKInley," he
declared, und reminded the senate that
he had been one of the first to raise
the banner of McKinleyism, and had
supported him loyally, but he considered
It his duty to vote for Cuban Inde
pendence. Edward Bellamy Dying.
Denver, Colo., April 18. Edward Bel
lamy, the famous author, who came to
Denver from his home In Massachu
setts last fall in the hope of regaining
his health, is dying of consumption.
He Is very low and tho end is believed
to be near.
In tho state of Alabama the growth
of the southern pig Iron Industry has
been more strongly accentuated than
In any other state. In 1878 Alabama
produced only 41,000 tons of pig Iron,
but in 1897 she produced over 900,000
Samuel Smith, nn old resident of
Auburn, committed suicide by hanging.
Despondency from continued III health
Is supposed to bo tho cause.
The Nebraska Telephone company put
Its wires in operation at Tccumsch and
seventy subscribers have been placed
cm Its list. The line works to perfec
tion and tho peoplo are well"YelaBcd.
Spnrks from an engine ignited the
hay In n stock car of an accommodation
frolght at Oakland, burning up a load
of cattle belonging to Joint Schultu of
Hurting. Tho whole train was threat
ened for a time.
Sonntor S. T. Caldwell ot Edgar has
sucecded In raising a company of forty
men and has offered his services to
the seeietary of war and received the
nsHurnuco that ho will be called on to
report for duty In cubo of hostilities.
Tim farmers In Octava, co-operating
with the Schuyler Creamery company,
nre putting In a separating station. A
building hiiH been secured nnd machin
ery Is rapidly being plnccd In position
It Is expected that the plant will be in
working order by April ID or 1C.
William Corr & Son have closed a con
tract with tho Burlington & Missouri
railway nt Tecumseh to remove the
roadbed of that road for a distance of
three miles away from the Nemaha
river banks to avoid caving. Tho work
will require forty men and teaniB for
The Adams county bonrd of supervi
sors, which has been In session all
week, voted down the appropriation of
$1,000 for the purpose of Adams county
making nn exhibition nt the Trans
Mississippi exixisltlon, A movement
Is now cm font to secure about $1,1)00
by subscription to plnce Adnms' county
exhibit at the exposition.
Max Sauex, a boy born and reared in
Columbus, but who for the last three
years hns been In charge of the elec
tric light department on one of tho
lnrge lake passenger stenmers plying
between Duluth and Cleveland, has
written his parents nt Columbus that
he has enlisted In the United States
navy for 'wo years. He Is 22 years of
A prairie fire the most destructive
that ever went through Keya Paha
county, swept the entire county. Tho
wind was blowing a terrible gale and
only by hard and constant work was
Sprlngvlew saved. Undoubtedly some
lives are lost. The damnge to the county
Is thousands of dnllnrs. Tho lire was
strtcd on the Sioux reservation, and
was probably started by the Indians.
The mlnlstrel show given by the so
ciety women of Wymoro was a grand
success nnd was by far tho most im
portant social event of the season.
About twenty-five women took part.
The opera house was taxed to its full
est capacity, mnny being there from
Beatrice and Lincoln and a few from
Omaha and other points. The proceeds
nre for the benefit of the Episcopal
church of that city.
George IUttenbush, who was sen
tenced a year ago to the penitentiary
for three years for assault, pardoned
and returned homo to Valentine last
week, committed suicide at Crookston
by shooting himself. No cause Is as
signed, but it Is supposed that the
suicide was due to the fact that his
aflllanccd, over whom the altercation
was had that sent him to the peniten
tiary, had married during his Incarcer
tlon. McCook wns visited by a hot fire, in
which three business houses on West
Dcnnlson street were entirely destroyed
and a fourth damaged to the extent
of several hundred dollars. Two frame
buildings, owned by Patrick Walsh,
were valued by him at $3,600, Including
contents. Upon UiIb he has $2,C00 in
surance. The H. S. Bartholomew brick
was valued at $600 and carried $300 in.
surance. Besides J. C. Lcnhart was
damaged to the extent of $125 and
Darius Kendall lost about $250 In dam
age to his building and the loss of
The preliminaries In the negotiations
between the people of Beatrice and the
owners of the Dempster Mill Manufac
turing concern looking to their reten
tion there, have been practically closed
and the plant will remain there. Rep
resentatives of various committees who
sollclteds the cash subscription
met with the members of the com
pany, to whom a report of their work
was made. The only thing that now
practically remains to be done Ib a com
pletion of the work in securing the
proposed new location. It is understood
a meeting of the stockholders of the
company will be held soon to complete
The board of directors of HastlngB
college Is negotiating with parties in
the east in regard to purchasing the
vacant convent building north of Hast
liiiurs. It is one of the largest convent
buildings In the west, and If secured
by the college It will give that insti
tution the much desired room which it
Is in need of, and at the same time place
Hustings college among the largest In
the west. The freshman class of Hast
ings college gave Its annual banquet In
the Knights of Pythias hall. It was
a brilliant affair and was well at
tended. The decorations in the banquet
room were unique and appropriate
Some tine music was discoursed during
Box Butte county has been in a state
of excitement for several weeks because
of the county seat agitation. The com
missioners have rejected the petition
of the Alliance people for a special elec
tion to submit the question of relocat
ing the county seat. The commissioners
gave these reasons; The petition con
tains the names of 130 persons
who are not resident electors of this
county, fifteen of whom are business
men of Alliance who are holding home
steads in adjoining counties. Some ot
those whose names appear did not sign
or authorize their names to be signed.
Thirty-six persons who signed after
ward signed a remonstrance. Petition
Is not signed by resident electors
equal In number to three-fifths of the
votes cast at the last general election.
The petitioners were represented by
Attorneys Noleman and Berry of Alli
ance and M. A. Hall of Omaha and J.
E. Porter of Crawford, with Hemlng
ford attorneys for remonstrators. It
Is a victory for Hemlngford.
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