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CDSTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN
D , AT. AMSMItUUr ,
BBOKEN1KOW , N121JUAS1CA.
Geneva's now opera IIOUBO has op-
tned for business.
Columbus' now $25,000 school build
ing is Hearing completion.
S. IL Steel , a prominent attorney of
the Butler county bar and a citizen of
David City started last week for M'i-
nlla , P. I. , to take up the general prac
tice of law thoro.
Mrs. Margaret Cooler of Tulniago
has brought suit against the saloon
keepers of that place for $10,000 dam
ages , which she claims to have sus
tained by reason of the sale of Intox
icating liquor to her husband.
Butler county Is getting In line with
several of her sister rounjles | In re
spect to the advancement of her poul
try interests , and last week organized
at David City Uio Butler County
foultry association. The membership
is about twenty at present.
At Lincoln , Federal Judge Carlaml ,
of South .Dakota , acting for Judge
Mungor of Nebraska , sentenced Fmrk
M. DorBcy to six years lu the peni
tentiary at Sioux Falls. Dorsey wan
convicted of wrecking the First Na
tional bank of Pouca , Neb. , of whitm
ho was cashier and manager.
The county board of supervisors at
Cumlng county has ordered the body
of Henry Muiison exhumed and reln-
torrcd In the public cemetery nnd a
miltablo monument erected. Muusoii
was killed by the Indians twenty-nine
years ago during the Indian trouble
which occurred at the tlmo of the first
settlement of this county.
Rev. Joe Jones of Georgia Is j..i-
ing a ten days' revival at the Meth
odist ohurch In Talmngo. Mr. Jones
is quite as hard a hitter as his famous
brother , Sam. Ho reduces theology
down to a practical ovcry-day basis
and pitches It out In broken doses
straight from the shoulder. Ho pro
poses stirring up the sinful In a num
ber of towns In the state.
An enterprise enlisting the lulluenco
and money of a number of successful
business men was launched In Gordon
last week , styled the Nlobrara I. < and
and Sheep company of Gordon. The
capital stock ot the corporation Is
placed at $100,000 and already land
lias been purchased and leased extend
ing from within a mlle of Gordon to
the Nlobrara rlvor. ton miles distant.
Adjutant General Barry has re
ceived word from Washington that In
accordance with an Act ot congress
the ordnance department w ll replace
ordnance transferred by the state of
Nebraska to the government for use
in the war with Spain , but will not
replace quartermasters' stores , which
include tcnUigo and clothing. Ord
nance comprises guns and correspond
Members and friends of the United
Brethren church of Kearney wens
shocked to learn of the sudden deani !
of the pastor , Rev. F. S. Douglas. Hu
had boon suffering with a severe cold.
Ho grew worse and about 8 o'clock at
night a physician was called , who ad
ministered an emetic , which afforded
the patient relief for some tlmo , but
suddenly ho began to fall , and two
hours later ho died.
A case of genuine smallpox has developed -
voloped In Platte Center. A woman
and her son wont to Choycnno , Wyo. ,
to see a second son , who was returning
from Manila. The soldier was found
to be sick with smallpox. On the re
turn to Platte Center the other son
immediately was attacked with the dis
ease. The house Is quarantined and
every precaution Is being used to pre
vent the spread of the malady.
The Plattsmouth telephone company
has Just received 1,000 feet of new
cable and two now switchboards ,
which , with the ono now In use , will
accommodate 400 subscribers. With
in a few weeks the company will com
mence extending the line until each
town In the county has boon reacho.l.
Many farmers , It is said , along tlio
line and within a few miles of It have
made arrangements to have 'phones
placed in tholr residences.
Will Knapp , a boy of Hastings , was
accidentally shot and killed while
hunting ducks on the Llttlo Blue. Ho
had killed some ducks in the mill
pond and utter rowing out after then
ho returned to the shore. In romov-
Inc his loaded gun from the boat ho
seized it by the muzzle and started
to pull it toward him , when the ham
mer caught and rebounded , dlseha-g-
ing the full load of the shotgun in
his abdomen. Ho died instantly.
A San Francisco dispatch says : The
steamer Alameda brought a laro
number of convalescent sick and dis
charged soldiers from Honolulu.
Among the soldiers who returned aio
the following : First Nebraska , Lou
is Frlez , William A. Cook , jesse Far-
dus , Ed Schoop , George W. Wilson ,
James Anderson , Louis M. Gublo ; en
gineer corps , Norman Griffith , * Will
iam Johnson , C. P. Ranyon , George
M. Thompson , II. Westbrook , Ilerbnit
H | Haws.
A severe thunder storm visited tno
vicinity of Elmwood. Lightning struck
the barn of bimon Sites , a bachelor ,
residing in town , killing his horco.
Mr. Sites lives in the upper part of
the barn , and was standing but n foot
from tlio stove when the bolt of light
ning struck the chimney , came aown
Into the stove , colng from there
through the fioor running down a
scantling and striking his horse , kill
ing it instantly. Mr. Sites was Knocked
down , but was not rendered uncon
scious by the Bhock.
As a result of the rapid rlso in
American Tobacco stocks four young
men of Beatrice who have been dab-
bline in futures with the brokorniro
office in that city recently are rlclior
In the aggregate by $1,700 than they
wore , while a number of other nmall
dealers cleaned up amounts ranging
frosi $50 to $200.
Rosa Ramesy , a young girl of
about sixteen years of ago , charged
with the crlmo of infanticide by the
coroner's Jury , has waived a prelimi
nary hearing nnd Jms been bound ever
to appear at the next term of the dtu-
trict court. She gave bonds in the
sum of $1,500.
11 HIM GOES ON
Gon. Otis Continues His Cam
paign Agnlnot Insurgents.
MANY OP OUR TROOPS ARE KILLCD
Colonel K lierl of Ilin T viMily Sri'iiinl In *
fiuilry Aliiniif ; ThOHn Who Toll Srr-
jjennt I'tior of tlm 1'lrftt Ni-liniHliu Ainu
Dvuil 'Ilirru DIIJH of I'lereu I'l
WASHINGTON. March 27. Two of
ficers nnd twenty men Killed , seven of
ficers and 158 privates wounded , Is the
resiiK of three days' fight In the Phll-
IpulncR , March 21 , 25 and 2J. ( the lust
cablegram from General Otis closing
uj ) the list of casualties being given out
at the war department at 5 o'clock to
day. In the list of officers killed lu
Colonel Harry C. Egbert of the Twen
ty-second Infuntr ; nnd one of the most
popular olllcers of that crack regiment ,
well known to citizens of Omaha. Ser
geant Walter Pool of Company A , First
Nebraska , Is nlKo among the killed-
while Captain Luo Forby and Wullaco
C. Taylor , both of Omaha , are among
the wounded , the former seriously. The
Flist Nebraska loses one killed and
fourteen wounded and thu Twenty-
sccond Infantry one killed and thirteen
WASHINGTON , March 27. The fol
lowing cablegrams from General Otis
were received by the war department
this morning :
"Manila , March 26. Adjutant Gen
eral , Washington , D. C. : Attacks on
Hall and pumping station last night
easily repulsed. MacArthur , with mov
ing column , has driven enemy , out can
not gain point north of Polo on ac
count of roughness of country ; must
Htrlko railway south of that point ; this
will enable most of Agnlimldo's troops
to escape north , still ho may oppose ,
as best of his army , consisting of re
leased prisoners of war , former native
Spanish troops , concentrated there.
This northern army will bo pressed
south of city. Three thousand Insur
gent troops from southern Luzon prov
inces have concentrated. Lawton will
take care of them. AiTair satisfactory.
"Adjutant General , Washington : Entire -
tire casualties yesterday , one officer ,
twenty-five enlisted men killed ; eight
officers , 142 men wounded. Officer kill
ed , Captain Stewart , First Colorado.
List cabled linnr llatoi
"Today's fighting south and around
Polo determined. Mac-Arthur , with
three brigades united , having artillery
ind cavalry , engaging enemy. Colonel
Egbert , Twenty-second Infantry , kill
"Our loss thus far moderate ; enemy's
heavy. Army gunboats on coast and In
estuaries west and north of Polo very
efficient. Troops In excellent condition
ind spirits. OTIS. "
WASHINGTON , March 27. The war
department tonlsht received the fol-
"MANILA , March 20. Adjutant General -
oral , Washington : MacArthur's ad
vance Is beyond Nowcanayan , two
miles from Malolos. Railroad will bo
repaired to advance point tomorrow
and troops supplied by cars. Mac-
Arthur will press on tomorrow ; ho Is
now in open country. Insurgents stout
ly resisting behind succeeding lines of
Intrcnchments from which troops con
tinually drlvo them. City perfectly
quiet and native Inhabitants appear to
be relieved of anxiety and fear of In
surgents. Captain Krnycnhush , com
missary lieutenant , Third artillery ,
mortally wounded. OTIS. "
"MANILA , March 27. The Filllpi-
nos are burning their stronghold at
Malabon and their forces are fleeing
from the city In the direction of Mal-
oloR. General MacArthur's division Is
pushing toward Malabon. The Insur
gents will make their last stand prob
ably at Malolos.
CnximlthM In the I'lrM Nclirnaku.
KILLED. SIDRGEANT WALT13R
POOR , Company A , York.
WOUND13D. Company A , Prlvaio
Harry A. Schmaii , Stella , jaw , BOVWV.
Company C , Hosco C. Osmuii , forearm -
arm , moderate ; Company G , Ward S.
Roberts , Geneva , head , slight ; Com
pany C , E. Young , hand , severe ; C.ip-
tuln Leo Forby , Omaha , abdomen ,
severe ; Company K , Private Ota ! ,
Columbus , elbow , slight ; Company L ,
William J. Koopman. Omaha , elbow ,
moderate ; David O. Barnoll. Omnlia ,
thigh , moderate ; Edwaid A. Pegu a.
Omaha , forearm , moderate ; Clarence
A. Fay , Fremont , forearm and thigl' ,
Hovoro ; Waul C. Crawford. South Om
aha , hip , tmvuro : Robert E. Fritscner ,
Omaha , hand , slight ; Captain Wallace
C. Taylor , Omaha , forearm , moderate ;
Company M , Private John 13. Robin
son , hand , slight.
Suggests trade of rights
WASHINGTON , March 27. The fol
lowing belated dlsnatch reached the
war department from Manila :
"Adjutant General , Washington :
City quiet ; business progressing ; no
indications of excitement ; fighting far
beyond city limits ; firing cannot bo
heard ; old battle lines surrounding city
maintained and city cannot bo safely
uncovered. OTIS. "
AinrrlnniH Tulco IMulentii.
MANILA , March 27. The American
troons today took Mnlnntn. after a
sharp fight. Colonel Egbert of the
Twenty-second regiment and several
other Americans were Killed.
7:30 a. m. President Schurman of
the Philippines commission and Mr.
MacArthur , Its secretary , were under
flro today , with General Whcatou.
Death of Col.
WASHINGTON , March 27. The list
of killed and wounded , which General
Otis had promised , was awaited anx
iously by the department and the
friends und relatives of the officers
nnd men in the Philippines. Much
regret was expressed at the death of
Colonel Egbert , the only regular offi
cer among the killed. Ho was among
those who distinguished themselves at
Santiago , being wounded nt San Juan
and bro vetted-for his conspicuous gal
lantry in that ennauemcnt.
IN THE JUNGLE.
Anturh'iin Troop * Ili-ctiimtn tlio Iliinlc * o I
MANILA , March 27. Noon. 1'ho
movement of thu American troopH Sat
in day swept HIL liiHiiifjents Uncle to
ward Mnlnbon. General Harrison 0.
Ollis' brigade IH In front of La Loina ,
wheio there Is a Htretch of a mlle of
rough , open country. The Insurgent
truiichuH In the edge of the woods are
four foot deep , and furnish a good head
cover. Tin1 American tioopa advanced
on the double-quick , yelling fiercely
and occasionally dropping in the grass
and firing by volley.
The natives stood until the Ameri
cans were within IWO yards of tholr
position and then broke and ran for
the woods. About tMrty of them were
killed In the outskirts and seventy ou
The Montana and Kansas troops met
the hottest resistance In a strip from
which the rebels have greatly worried
Ninety minutes after the start at
0 o'clock the whole front for a dis
tance of three miles to the north had
been cleared. General Halo's brigade
had simultaneously swept In a north
westerly direction , routing the enemy
and burning the town of San Francis
co Dolmonto- a number of other
General McArthur's division , con-
( .Istiug of the brigades of General Ilar-
riKon Otis , General Hale and General
Hall , supplemented by General Whea-
ton's brigade , advanced at daylight
and cut the enemy's forces in two.
They captured the town of Nnvnllchcs
on the left , and San Francisco Dol-
inonto and Mnrlqulna ou the right
clearing , the lebel trenches In front of
the line north from the river to Cal-
oocan. They also secure 1 possession
of the railroad , practically concerning
the ( lower of Agulnnldo's army at MuU
nbon and la the foolhllli ; at Slngalon ,
twenty miles apart.
The troops engaged were the Third
artilloy , as Infantry , the Montana ,
Kansas , Pennsylvania , Nebraska , Wy
oming , Colonido , South Dakota , Min
nesota and Oregon volunteers , the
Third , Fourth , Seventeenth and Twen
ty-second regulars , the Utah artillery
battalion and Twenty-third regulars.
Whcaton'B brigade was placed In
the rear and General Harrison Gray
Otis' and General Halo's. Under the
cover of the darkness General Otis'
and General Halo's brigades left their
trenches and advanced close up on the
enemy's line without being detected ,
General Wheaton's und General Hall's
brigades occupying the vacated posi
At ! o'clock the American troopa
breakfasted and the Filipinos , notic
ing the camp fires , their buglers called
At daylight General Otis' and Gen
eral Hall's brigades advanced from
La Lonia church straight through the
lobcl lines , cutting the enemy's force
Upon this occasion the rebels adopt
ed the American tactics of holding
their fire until the attackers were
about 1,000 yards distant. The rebels
also fired lower than usual. The
Americans fired volleys with terllRc
effect and then rushed forward cheerIng -
Ing and carrying everything before
Ouco through , General McArthurs
division was swung to the loft , driv
ing the rebels away on all sides.
General Wheaton's brigade , in ac
cordance with Instructions , remained
In the trenches. Before joining In the
movement at noon. General Wheat
on's troops developed a strong oppo
sition between Malabon and the river
The brigades commanded by Gen
eral Harrison Gray Otis and General
Halo advanced on Novaliches and
Polo , strongly entrenched towns.
In the meantime , General Hull's
brigade swept the country clear to the
waterworks and foothills and Sinsa-
lon , capturing San Francisco Del-
moulo and Marlqulnn.
Late in the afternoon the Montana
regiment and Third artillery had
crossed the Tnlighan river , g'oing in
a northwestrly direction towards Polo ,
and General McArthur. when the re
mainder of General Otis' and General
Hall's brigades , was moving alors
south of the river In a position to at
tack either Navoliches or Polo , being
within two miles of Navoliches and
five miles from Polo.
General Hall's hvlgado moved to
Hiinlae , protecting General Hales
light , meeting with strong opposition.
The Oregon regiment and part of ho
Utah battery under Lieutenant Glb'w '
held the extreme left.
The entrenchments nearest to Mal-
nlion suffered the most severe attacks
including a cross fire from the lusur-
gojits massed at Malnbon.
The Montana regiment near Bull-i-
tnmio came up on a blockhouse dis
guised as a leper hospital , across tl-o
river , after marching through the jun
gle. Four men were killed and sev
enteen wounded. General McArthur's
artillery was hampered by the thick
ness of the Jungle. General McAnhur
and General Hale and their staff were
frequently under a galling fire , and
upon one occasion all of the officeis
excepting the generals dismounted
being overcome by the heat. There
were many prostrations during tlio
Wonl from Otlit.
WASHINGTON. I ) . C. . March 27
The war department made public the
following from General Otis :
"Adjutant General : Perfected north
ern movement not yet completed. Otis'
and Halo's brigades , with mounted
troops. Fourth cavalry , the turning
column , met with heavy resistance over
dilllcult country and are camped tonight
six miles east of Polo and six ntllra
north of Hue from which advance was
taken up. Whcaton's brigades at Cal-
oocan drove eujjmy a mile and a half
north across river. Hall on extreme
right , encountered considerable force
and routed It. Fighting heavy near
M Trillin of lllKlitH
LONDON , March 27. The Paris cor
respondent of the Times says : The
Llberto suggests that Great Britain
ehould cede Gambia at the mouth of
the rlvor Gambia , western Africa
and Sokoto , the most important of
the Houssa kingdoms , on an afiluant
of the Niger , lu exchange for the fish
ing rights of the French on the No\v-
foundland treaty shore. I bollevo ,
however , that the compensation for
the rights will be pecuniary.
4CS5 SSSSSS ) * SS3bSSSSSS ? ) StSS S 53S9iM Si3S95 a I 94-
I The News Briefly Told. I
Prince Valdeumr , oldest son of
Prince Henry of Prussia , will f rmally
outer the Gorman army.
In February , 1899 , 2,928 pcrsor i emi
grated from England to the 'tilted
States , as against 3,177 in Fobuiary ,
The graves of the victims of the
Gorman revolution of March , 1848 , at
Berlin , wore decorated yesterday , an
An appeal Is being made to Great
Ilritaln and America for funds to help
the Armenians , 80,000 of whom nre In
n starving condition.
Riotous outbreaks of railroad strik
ers have occurred near Skagway. A
movement Is on foot to charter n
steamer nnd send them home.
Hon. Patrick Walsh , ox-United
States senator and mayor of Augusta ,
Ga. , died at his residence after three
months' Illness of nervous prostration.
The lake sailors may not accept the
Increase of $5 per month promised by
the carriers , claiming it will not cover
the extra work urcdlctcd for the com
Walla Tonokn , or William Going ,
the Choctaw Indian convicted of mur
der In the Indian court at South Mc-
Alester , I. T. , has been remanded for
retrial by Federal Judge Clayton.
The committee of the whole of the
Fifth Avenue , Now York , Presbyterian
church , Dr. John Hall's church , de
cided at a meeting to recommend that
Kov. Alexander Council of London bo
Richard Mansfield's engagement of
a week at Washington , playing "Cy
rano do Bergerac , " yielded $15,020 in
seven performances , or about $3,000
more than the theater has ever paid
for the same period.
Amos T. Lolaii , secretary to Speaker
Heed , said In regard to the interview
printed yesterday , In which he was
made to say Mr. Ileed would not ho n
presidential candidate in 1900 , that ho
did not make such a statement , and ho
did not know whether Mr. Reed would
bo a. candidate or not.
Six men of the Fifteenth Mnncsota
have gene from Augusta , Ga. , to St.
Francis' Barracks , Fla. It Is under
stood their sentences were one year ,
except In the case of Williams , the
ringleader , who got six years. This is
not official , however , as General
Young , the reviewing authority , has
published no orders.
Today's statement of the condition
of the treasury shows : Available
cash balance , $280,752,010 ; gold reserve
Ex-President Harrison will leave for
Paris on May 17 , and after arguing the
Venezuelan case bc-oro the Board of
Arbitral on will probably clvo some
months to travel through Europe and
the Holy Land , In company with Mis.
The Rome correspondent of the
Dally Chronicle says : "Although
there is no Immediate alarm , It is generally -
erally felt that the pope's life is ebbing
away. Communications have recently
passed between the different cabinets
relative to the eventuality of a con
Hon. Wick Taylor has returned from
Washington , and states while theie
ho was creditably Informed that Im
mediately following the adjourn
ment of the Pennsylvania legislature ,
Senator Penroso will present his res
ignation to the governor , and the lat
ter will appoint Hon. M. S. Quay to
the vacancy , the term expiring 1901.
The president and Mrs. McKinley ,
Vice President and Mrs. Hobart , Sen
ator Hanna , Secretary Cortolyou ,110 :
Dr. Rlxey left on the 20th for JekyI
Island , returning hero Wednesday A
delegation from Fitzgerald , Ga. , called
on the president and Invited him to
visit that place. It s not likely that
the president will go there or any
where else except to JekyI Island.
Flro Commissioner Scannell of Now
York sent to Miss Helen M. Gould a
letter , In which ho Informed her that
In view of the services rendered by
her on the occasion of the Windsor
hotel fire ho intended to present to
her a gold badge , which would entitle
her to enter the fire lines at any
flro that may occur In Greater New
York. Another badge will bo present
ed to Frank J. Gould , who aided his
s'ster ' at the fire.
Harry Mlalock , a noted Jockey , has
died at Toronto , Ont.
Prof. Mark W. Harrington , chief of
the weather service in Porto Rico , Is
relieved from duty , because of 111
The government has received the
official report from Commander Taus-
siK , of the taking of Wako island , In
Oscar Gardner , the Omaha kid , eas
ily defeated Freddie Boogan , cham
pion of the Pacific coast , in five rounds
at Hot Springs , Ark.
The Goodrich passenger steamnr
Atltanta is on the beach two miles
south of Raclno , Wls. The steamer
was caught In the drift Ice which was
driven In by the southeast gale. It is
reported badly listed. The passengers -
gers arotstill aboard.
The delegates to the convention of
the Woodmen of the World at Memphis -
phis selected unanimously Cohrn-
O. , as the place for their next blon-
nial mooting. The northern olty wae
chosen In preference to Now Orleans '
owing to the fact that the highest con-
.ventiton of the order had been given
to the south three times in succes
An explosion of powder in a store
at DoWltt , Ark. , killed two children
of E. S. Leslie , the proprietor , nnd in
jured several other persons.
An erecting gang from the Poncoyd
Iron Works will leave Philadelphia In
a few days onrouto to Africa for the
purpose of building a bridge across
the Atlmra river In the Soudan , near
Khartoum. The seven spans of the
bridge , with a total lognth of 1,100
feet , have already been shipped. The
order was placed with the Pencoyd
Iron Works by the Brltltsh war oftlco
less than six weeks ago , the company
agreeing to build the structure In sev
en weeks ,
The Canadian Pacific has made a
$12.50 rate from St. Paul 'to the Pacific
The Kentucky whisky trust has ac
quired five moro distilleries at Lnuls-
vlllp. or near there.
Sir Arthur Llpton will tow the chal
lenger for America's cup across the
ocean with his yacht.
The muster out of Colonel F , J.
Hockcr has been postponed one month ,
as Algcr wants him to return to Cuba.
J. C. Walles , populist member of the
Oklahoma nsseniDly , Is arrested , charg
ed with offering a bribe to Senator
llutto to secure the passage of a meas
ure In which Walles was interested.
Captain Abcrcromble and party left
for the west , where they will exnlorc
the Copper rlvor country in Alaska.
fantaln ! Glenn and party , who are to
explore Cook's inlet , will leave today
for that section.
The grand jury at Covlngton , Ky. ,
has returned indictments against for
ty-three foreign Insurance companies ,
under the anti-trust law , whereon the
companies threaten to take their busi
ness out of the state.
An order for the organization of a
new comnany at the United States
barracks In Columbus is believed to
mean that all posts in the United
States will be garrisoned by recruits ,
wmlo the regular Infantry will bo sent
to the Philippine Islands. The cavalry
only is expected to be retained for duty
in the west.
The Now York assembly today nas-
sod , by a party vote , the three New
York city police bills , one of which
creates a single-headed police commis
sion , another which divorces the bur -
r au of elections from the control of
the nolici * commissioners and a third
which HMkes It a misdemeanor , for a
police officer to Interfere in anyway
with an election officer.
It is reporteu * y the Iron Ago that
the mission of John W. Gates to Eu
rope Is to effect an international wire
The Pennsylvania house bribery
committee Is taking the deposition of
all members of the house as to charg
es of bribery.
In the house of commons , Right Hon.
St. John Broderlck announced mat the
United States has asked for a modus
Vivendi over the Alaskan boundary.
Assistant Quartermaster General
Klmball has extended thanks to the
eastern trunk lines for their handling
of troops and supplies during the war.
The Minnesota legislature has recon
sidered and passed the pardons bill ,
which will allow the board of paruons
to parole the Younger boys If It sees
, /ashincton officials are anxiously
awaiting the meeting of the Mexican
congress for a ratification of the trea
ty replacing the one which expired
some months ago.
Governor Mount has recalled the pa
role of Mrs. Schmidt , serving a life
term at Indianapolis for murder , 'be '
cause she refused to accept It until
judge , jury and attorneys declared her
The fifty-sixth Joint ballot for Unit
ed States senator in the Pennsylva
nia legislature resulted : Quay 87
Jenks 71. Dalzell 17. Stewart 6 , Stone
3. Huff 7. Irvin 4. idner 3. Riter 1 ,
Rice 1 , Smith 3 , Tubbs 2 , Grow 1 , Mar-
It is reported that the St. Louis.
Iron Mountain & Southern has arrang
ed with Kuhn , Loeb & Co. to under
write $16,000,000 gold 4 per cent bonds.
Otncr bonds aggregating $14,000,000
-will be Issued to refund outstanuing in
The state department and the Brit
ish embassy are giving attention to the
reported fighting between Americans
and Canadians In the Klonu.Ke over
the boundary. It is practically agreed
to try to llvo up to the pending agree
ment until a settlement of the boun
dary is reached.
The Oregon Short Line on the 24th
received from the Union Pacific and
Rio Grande Western roads at Granger
and Ogden 800 passengers traveling on
homeseekcrs' tickets at the reduced
rates which went into euect Marcu
21 at Missouri river points east. A largo
percentage of these passengers are
Dunkards and Qimirers onrouto to
southwestern Idano. There are already
colonies of both Dunkards and Quak
ers occupying land in Idaho.
Reports show the battleship Iowa is
In good condition and will start for
Manila about the first week in Juno.
Plans for the organization of the
American independent telephone com
bine of Now Jersey , capital $7,000,000 ,
wore completed at Chicago.
A scheme to consolidate the Cana
dian bicycle manufacturing concerns
Is nearly complete. R. M. Jaffray of
London , England , originator of the
scheme , states that all the larger bl-
cycle companies have Joined the com
Articles of Incorporation of the
Egyptian Tobacco company , with n
capital of $1,500,000 , were filed at
Trenton , N. J. The company Is au
thorized to engage In the manufacture
of cigarettes. There are twenty incorporators -
porators In different towns In Now
The Now York Times says : It is
announced that Oliver II. P. Belmont ,
who withdrew from the committee on
invitations and speakers of the Demo
cratic club dinner on Wednesaay of
last week , has decided not to attend
the function of Mr. broker's club , but
will instead partake of the $1 dinner.
James Brown , one of the best known
mining men In California , died at Sac
ramento. Ho made several fortunes
and lost them in the gold mines of
If a plan that the officers of the
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul road
are now considering Is adopted every
employe of the company will become
in a small way n physician und a
nurse , and there will uo fewer cases
for the surgeon's knife. It is the inten-
uon of the managers of this roau to
start a systematic course of Instruc
tion in the first principles of surgery
and nursing among the men engaged
In train service.
GKNKKAl , NI5W8 NOTKS ,
Mr. Joseph II. Choate , the United
Stntes ambassador , and Mrs. Chonto
nave been elected life members of the
Sesame Olub In London. The objects
of the club , of which Lady Isabel Mar-
Eos on and Mrs. Plowden are secre
taries , arc educational and literary.
At Lincoln , Neb. , Federal Judge
Garland of South Dakota , acting for
Judge Munger of Nebraska , sentenced
Frank M. Dorsey to six years In the
penitentiary at Sioux Falls. Dorsoy
was convicted of wrecking the First
National bank of Ponca , Neb. , of
which ho was cashier and manager.
The drink bill of Great Britain , just
published , shows that the Englishman
drinks 2.41 gallons of alcohol a year.
Next to him comes the Scotchman ,
with an appetite slaked with 1.6C gal
lons. The Irishman contents himself
with 1.54 gallons. The first spends
$20.50 a year for his drinks , the second
end $15.25 and the third $13.25.
I'lnns for an Interstate fair nnd ex
position were laid before capitalists of
St. Joseph , Mo. , by J. T. Imbrle , for
merly well known as an exDosltlon
promoter. The plans will probably bo
accepted. The exposition will continue
a month or more In the fall of each
year , and may occupy an auditorium ,
plans of which arc being discussed.
A companion of Dewoy's quotes the
admiral thus : "I did not Imagine that
llttlo target practice before breakfast
on the 1st of May would bring a new
adjective Into the language , but , look
here , I have a Dewey witch , with a
case made from the Maine. One of the
manufacturers who had named a hat
after me wished to send mo one and
wrote mo asking what size I wore. I
told him the same size that I wore be
fore May 1. "
A boiler In the basement of a sa
loon on the corner of Washington
and South Second streets , Seattle ,
exploded , Injuring five men who were
passing by on the sidewalk. The man
who had charge of the boiler Is miss
ing. The boiler was located under the
sidewalk and , beyond the breaking of
glass , no damage was done the build
ing , which Is a three-story brick. The
Injured men were thrown thirty or
forty feet In the air.
The western roads have definitely
decided to abolish the feeding in
transit rates which have been granted
to stockmen for several years past.
The date has not been definitely de
cided though it will probably be May
20. The Kansas roads cannot change
the rate much sooner than that as the
state law requires sixty day's notice
of such change. It is the exprecsed
opinion that all roads will make the
change at the &amo date to avoid con
The police at Terra Haute , Ind. , ar
rested Rocam Ingram , a farmer , on a
peculiar charge. Ingram was employ
ed on the farm or George H. Frlnk ,
near Chrlsman , 111. , and several days
ago , while c gg ng near his employ
ers' barn , unearthed an old tomato can
containing $80. Ingram continued his
search with such good results that he
brought to the surface $1GOO wmca
had been buried in old cans and dis
carded shoes. Frink , whoso money It
was , discovered his loss and telegraph
ed the police of Terra Haute.
The English merchants have been
startled by the heavy inroads being
made by Americans into their trade
with the British colony at Cape Town ,
and there Is much talk of combination
to repress this. Consul General Stowe ,
at Cape Town , in a report to the state
department , points out some Instances
of the success of American enterprise
in that line of recent occurrence. Two
orders for American rails and tubing ,
amounting to $2,500,000 , have just
been placed at a price 20 per cent be
low British quotations , and , the
Scotch makers refusing to make the
tubes as long as required , the order
went to America. A largo match fac
tory is being erected in Cape Town to
use American machinery.
The Interstate commerce commission
was defeated in the United States cir
cuit court of appeals sitting in New
York * The decree was in the cases of
the commission versus the Western &
Atlantic Railroad company in one case I
and the Clyde Steamship company et i i >
al In two others. In 1891 the commis
sion sought to enforce Its regulations
respecting freight charges from points
north of the Ohio river and seaports
north of Charleston to southern points ,
claiming that the railroads had no
right to discriminate against certain
points In favor of others which
brought a longer haul. The railroads
Ignored the ruling of the commission ,
and the latter sought an injunction
from the United States circuit court
In the northern district of Georeric.
but lost. The circuit court of appeals
today upheld the decision of the lower
LIVIS STOCK AND I'ltODUOE.
Omulia , Chicago anil New Vorlc Market
Quotation * .
nuttor Crontnory bopurator. . . sou 21
lluttor Cliolco fuiiuy country. u 18
KKKS Fresh , POP < l u . 11 15
( JhleUons dressed pur pound. . 0 7
Tuikuys , dressed . 10 a 11
I'IKOOIIH live , nordoz . 70 a 75
Lemons 1'or box . 3 75 u 4 50
Oriuittus 1'cr box . 2 50 a 3 . ' 5
OriinDorrlob Jorsoybporbbl. . . . 0 00 a 0 23
Applfb I'or bairol . 1 75 a 4 00
Honey Choice , per pound . * a 13
Onions 1'or bubliol . 70 a 75
Heans HnndplckL'd niivy . 1 ! T u 1 40
I'otutoos 1'cr bushel , now . f0 ! a C5
Hay Upland per ton . 5 00 uOOJ
DOBS CllOlCO llKllt . 3 CO a 3 0. )
llojs Heavy weights . 3 57 a 3 DO
Hoof steers . 3 33 u 0 15
Hulls . 35 ( a 3 10
Btugs . 3 50 a 4 05
Calves . , . (100 ( a 3G.5
Western f coders . 3 00 a 4 00
Cows . ; > t a 4 10
Holfors . 8 70 n 4 25
S lockers nnd feeders . 2 CO a 4 70
Pheep rhumbs . 1 00 a 4 40
Sheep Western wothors . 4 30 n 4 35
Wheat No. " spring . . . CO .
Corn Per bubliol . 30 a ; >
Oats I'or bushel . 23 u 20
Harlov No , 2 . 42 a 51
Hye No. S . . . . 5(1 a 60 ft
Timothy seed , per bu . 24S a 2 50
1'ork I'crowt . 8 20 n 1)00 ) :
Lard 1'or 100 pounds . 5 00 a 5 22
Cattle Western fed steers . 4 10 a 5 sea
Cattle Native boot steers . 3 3 a 4 TO
Hogs Mixed . 3 51 a 3 77
Slit op I.iunbs . . , 4 00 a5 00
j ) Western Hangers . 275 a 400
NUW YOUK MAUKET.
Wheat No.2 , rod winter . 82
Corn No. 2 . 41 a 4:1 :
Oats No. % S . 31
Wheat-No. SsprliiB . 03 n ft.- ,
Corn No. a . 3i nn
Oats-No. S . 2S n 20
Bheep Muttons . 3 60 a 4 23
Hogs Mixed . , . 3 50 a 3 50
Oattle Stockurs und feeders , . 8 W u 5 15
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