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McCOOK , - : - - : - NEBRASKA
Fifteen Jur'atn boys have joined the
The cherry crop hi Washington
county is about half a crop this year.
In four days 'over $1.000 was uub-
scrlbed for a Catholic church building
Guy Brodie , a boy tramp , was run
ovex nijd killed on the Union Pacific
railroad at Omaha.
Arrangements have been ras.de foi
celebrating the approaching Fclartn
of July on a mammoth scale in Table
The South Omaha stock yards will
keep open house during all the expo
sition and visitors given a cordial wel
C. C. Bartes has been appointed clerk
of Curaiug county to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Henry F.
George Cutter living near Wayne
was attacked by a vicious cow and but
for the timely arrival of help would
have been killed.
The state treasurer has made a call
for $32,000 general fund warrants , to
come in July 2. The numbers run
from 40.332 to 40.580.
Charles Qunckenbush of Humboldt ,
a well known resident for the past
quarter of a century , died last week.
The deceased was in his 82nd year and
has been quite feeble for some time.
The Venango Creamery company of
Perkins county , a branch of the Beat
rice Creamery company , which has
headquarters in Lincoln , filed articles
of incorporation with a capital stock
of SI .800.
Ruben Garrett of Grand Island dis
covered a strange carrier pigeon
among his domestic roost. The bird
is of a dark color and had on its right
leg a card bearing the letters T. B. M.
and a ficure G.
The brazing machine in the work
room of the Norfolk Bicycle company
exploded , seriously burning W. C.
Ahlman , who was operating it. The
building ws set on fire , but the flre de
partment soon had the flames under
Prof. J. W. Crabtreet.who is manager
of the Nebraska division of the Na
tional Educational association , says
that the teachers are full of enthusi
asm , and he believes that the attend
ance at Washington next month will
be fully up to Nebraska's average.
* E. R Fogg , receiver of the Nebras
ka National bank at Beatrice , is issu
ing checks for the final dividend of
11.4 per cent. This makes a total per
cent on proved claims of over $165.-
000. Eastern correspondents , who
were creditors to the amount of $50-
000 , were paid in full because tneyhad _
collateral. ' - r
The boys of company B , Third regi
ment , were made happy by receiving
a beautiful silk flag , the gift of Platts-
mouth merchants. Judge Chapman
received th1 flag from a committee of
the local post of the Grand Army of
the Republic , who represented the
business men , and i H a short but spicy
address presented it.
An unusual number of fakirs has
Infested this place the present season ,
says a Rising City dispatch. There
is every sort of fakir in e ldence.
There are historical fakirs , quack doc
tor fakirs and patent medicine fakirs ,
besides the omnipresent and ubiqui
tous book agent These are roamng
the country getting farmers' notes and
Some farmers living east of Chadron
near the line of Dawes and Sheridan
counties , are worried over the appear
ance of young native grasshoppers in
great numbers. In the same vicinity
last year , the crops suffered some , and
s this year the hoppers have arrived
earlier and in greatly superior num
bers. The crop prospect is most prom
The large barn on Frank Strahn's
ranch , four miles west of Wayne , was
destroyed by fire , the origin of which
is unknown. Mr. Strahn's famous
trotting stallion. Union Medium , to
gether with a 3-year-old stallion of
the trotter , which he valued as much
as Union Medium , and two other hors
es were burned , besides considerable
grain , harness , etc.
R. M. Patton. who lives about four
miles northwest of Emerson , met with
a distressing accident. He was plow
ing corn with a riding plow to which
three herpes were attached. A little
boy. aged about 6 years was sitting
with him on the plow. In some man
ner the horses sot frightened or tan
gled in the lines and commenced run
ning around in a circle. The wheels
of the plow passed over Mr. Patton
several timca and the horses trampled
on him. His le ? was broken in three
places and he was internally injured.
The boy was uninjured.
Springfield dispatch : William T.
Satterfield. oldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Satterfleld of Plattford pre
cinct , met with a fatal accident yes
terday afternoon on his farm , five
miles southwest of this place. He was
up on his windmill tower oiling the
machinery , when the platform gave
way and he was hurled to the ground ,
forty feet below , falling on his right
wrist , mashing It in a horrible man
ner. Otherwise he seemed all right
and walked to the house. His rrrir-t
was dressed , but during the evening
he became suddenly sick and died in
great agony at 2 o'clock this morning ,
twelve hours after the accident hap
At Humboldt Charles Heberlec was
sentenced In the district court to five
years In the penitentiary , his offense
being the theft of a team and buggy
belonging to Richard Standerford of
L. D. R'.chards of Fremont has
turned over a number of relics for the
exposition , amone them the sword
worn by Anthony Wayne , a glass tum
bler with the profile of Andrew Jack
son ground In the glass , a two-shilling
colonial note , a foot stool from the
British frigate Merlin , captured in
1777 and a cup and naucer supposed to
have been used by Georjre Washing
What America Demands , According
to a Madrid Paper.
ANNEXATION OF PORTO RICO.
The Indcpondenco of the Island of Cuba
Under an American Protectorate , a Na
val Station In Philippine Inlands and o
Coal Depot In the Canary Inlands.
, June 27 , noon. The Corrc
spondencia of this city to-day pub
lishes a report to the effect that the
peace conditions suggested by the gov
ernment of the United States include
the possession by the United 'States oi
the island of Porto Ilico , the independ
ence of the island of Cuba under a pro
tectorate of the United States , the
establishment of a naval station for
United States warships in the Philip
pine islands and the establishment oi
a coal depot for United States war
ships in the Canary islands.
GRANT'S FIELD PROBLEM.
A 1'lrst * Corps Division Iu a Sham Bat-
lie at Chlckamanga.
CIIICKAMAUOA , Ga. , June 27. The
event of to-day ; t Camp Thomas , prac
tically the event of the week , was the
second demonstration of General Fred
Grant's now noted battle problem. As
early as 4 o'clock the regiments com
posing the Third division of the First
corps , General Grant's command , were
astir , and by half past 5 o'clock all the
men had had their breakfast and were
The first column , composed of the
First Vermont , Eighth New York and
the Third Tennessee , under the com
mand of Colonel O. D. Clark , after con
siderable maneuvering , secured posses
sion of the observation tower at the
northeastern corner of the park and
prepared to hold it. The second col
umn , composed of the Fourteenth
New York , Second Nebraska and First
Missouri , commanded by Colonel
Charles J. Bills , arrived a short time
after and began a vigorous at
tack. The attack was a superb one ,
the most skillful tactics being em
ployed. The first column , in posses
sion of the tower , held its position
well , however , and the attacking col
umn failed to dislodge it. The firing
was continuous , and the battle had
very much the appearance of the real
thing. General Grant expressed him
self as well pleased with the work
done. Thousands of soldiers and civil
ians watched the contest.
GRANT AGAINST SUSPENDERS ,
DresA and Conduct of Soldiers the Body
of a Chlckatnauga Ordor.
CIUCKAMAUOA PAHS , June 27. Gen
eral Fred Grant has issued the follow
ing order to the First division Third
corps : ' 'All soldiers of this command ,
when on pass within the park limits , oren
on duty at the various headquarters ,
are prohibited when without blouse ,
from wearing suspenders over their
blue shirts. Soldiers are admonished
that when they are granted the privi
lege of a pass beyond the park limits ,
they are expected to be attired in a
clean and soldierly manner , and es
pecially those visiting the adjoining
cities and towns should constantly
keep their blouses buttoned when
worn. It is made the duty of officers
and non-commissioned officers to re
port to their respective regimental
commanders the name of any soldier
disregarding these injunctions , and ,
over and above all , it is expected that
officers and non-commissioned officers
will , at all times , check and admonish
any soldiers misbehaving themselves
within the park or in the streets of the
cities. " '
NO V/ORK TO GO TO CHINESE ,
Contracts for Army Supplies at San
Francisco Specify "WhSto Labor.
SAX FRANCISCO , June2. . The cham
ber of commerce and board of trade
have telegraphed to Senator Perkins
at Washington declaring that ' 'Major
Oscar F. Long has stipulated in all
contracts that only white labor should
be employed in manufacturing the sup
plies required for the army and that
whenever facts have been laid before
him showing that contractors have de
viated from requirements he has at
once cancelled the contracts. " '
The labor commissioner's office and
bodies of workingmen , however , still
insist that soldiers' uniforms are being
made by Chinese.
NEW FRENCH CABINET OUT ,
For the Third Time Within a Week the
Premiership Goes A begging.
PABIS , June 27. In consequence of
M. Peytral's friends insisting that a
radical Socialist must be given one of
the portfolios , M. Dupuy , M. Leygues
and M. De Lombre have declined to en
ter such a cabinet and M. Peytral
therefore has abandoned the task of
forming a cabinet. It had been hoped
that the cabinet announced yesterday
afternoon might last longer than
POISON IN THE PALACE ,
Aa Alleged Attempt to Kill the Kui-
poror and Kmprcsn of RuMla.
LONDON , June 27. A dispatch re
ceived here from Vienna this afternoon
says it is reported there that Count
and Countess ZuanoiF , said to be , re
spectively , chamberlain of the czar and
the lady in waiting on the czarina ,
have been arrested and charged with
an attempt to poison their majesties.
The Almanache de Gotha does not
show the names of the Count and
Countess Zuanoff as being attached to
the persons of their Russian imperial
THE CORTES IS SUSPENDED.
Ix > ndon TapoTB Ilcllovo SagastnV111 a
Once Iletlro Martial Lair In Madrid.
MADRID , June 27. The queen regenl
signed the decree suspending the Cor
tcs yesterday afternoon. It was reac
in the parliament halls at the end o :
the night session.
LONDON , June 27. The Madrid cor
respondent of the Daily Telcgrapl
"When the cortes closed martial law
was proclaimed. The Sagasta cabinel
will resign and make way for a ncv ,
government , which will open negotia
tions for peace. "
"Senor Gamazo will be the new pre
mier , with Senor Salvador at the ex
chequer , and possibly two Silveloistas
will join this cabinet , which will con
elude peace and prepare the way for : i
Silvela cabinet. There is no doubt thai
Spain will lose all her colonies.
"Admiral Camara's squadron lefl
Cadiz to calm public opinion. Camarji
well knows that before he arrives a1
the Philippines peace wilt be made. " '
All the special dispatches from Mad
rid reflect the anxiety produced by
Admiral Cervera's dispatches and the
threatening aspect of the political sit
uation. There is no doubt the Span
iards are sadly disappointed with the
ease with which General Shafter ef
fected a landing , and at the retreat
toward Santiago de Cuba , which is re
garded as a bad omen.
AN ATTEMPTED HOLDUP ,
Masked Man Hoards a Burlington Train ,
but Runs After Shooting Engineer.
WIIITKHAM , , 111. , June 27. Train No.
49 , the northbound express on the Chicago
cage , Burlington & Quincy railroad ,
which left St. Louis at 7:30 last even
ing , was delayed one mile north oi
Whitehall at 10:40 : by an attempted
holdup and Engineer Dempsey was
shot and killed.
As the train stopped at the Chicago
& Alton crossing , a masked man
climbed over the tender with a leveled
revolver. Fireman George Savage
jumped from the engine just as the
robber fired , the bullet taking effect in
the engineer's side. The robber then
sprang from the engine arid 'fled.
HAMILTON FISH , JR ,
One of the Killed Wan a Member of a
Distinguished Jfevr Hork Family.
NEW YOISK , June 27. Hamilton Fish.
Jr. , one of the killed , was a young
New Yorker of good position and fam
ily , who went to the front with Reese
velt's rough riders. He was of dis
tinguished ancestry , his family being
one of the oldest in this state. His
father , Nicholas Fish , is-the son of
the late Hamilton Fish , who was sec
retary of state in Grant's cabinet. He
is a banker and lives in this city.
Hamilton Fish was over six feet tall ,
of herculean build , and rowed as No. 7
of the Columbia college crew in its
winning race of 1891 over the Pough-
MORE TRANSPORTS ,
Government Buys KIght Big Steamer *
They Cost About 64,000,000.
WABHINOTON , June 27. An impor
tant addition to the war department's
list of vessels for transport and freight
service was announced yesterday. This
was the purchase of eight large ships
of over VJOO tons burden each for use
on the Atlantic coast. The purchase
price of the ships was not stated at
the department , but it is understood
that the amount approximately was
54.000,000. This acquisition is pre
sumed to be a decidedly forward step
in the arrangements for the Porto Kico
SOME OF THE WOUNDED ,
Lieutenant Thomas Is u Son of Federal
Judge Thomas of Indian Territory.
SAX ANTONIO , Texas. June 27. Ma
jor X. A. Brodie. who was wounded in
battle near Santiago , is a graduate of
Wc.st Point , and is u noted Indian
Lieutenant J. II. Thomas of the In
dian Territory , is a son of Federal
Captain J. McClintock of Phoenix ,
Ariz. , is a newspaper man , formerly
reporter of the Associated press for
several Western States.
Corporal Rhodes is a noted .scout and
MAY RAID SPAIN'S COAST ,
American Warships to Be Sent in a Hurry
if Cumara Kntcrs Suez CanuL
WASHINGTON , June 27. The war is
to be carried into Africa , metaphoric
ally speaking , if Spain is foolhardy
enough to send the Cadiz fleet through
the Suez canal to attack Dewey in the
Philippines. It is announced on good
nxithority that , before the last Spanish
vessel has passed through the canal ,
an American squadron will be steam
ing at full speed across the Atlantic ,
straight for the coast of Spain , to
bring the war home to the Spanish
PANIC AT A CIRCUS.
Scllii-l'orepaugh Tent Blows Down at
Sioux City , Iowa.
Sioux CITV , Iowa. June 27. A severe
wind storm struck this city last night ,
blowing down the main tent of the
Sells-Forcpaugh circus while the per
formance was in progress. The col
lapse of the canvas caxised a panic in
which a score or more of people were
injured. One of them , Adolph Halvcr-
sen of Sioux City , died soon afterward
of his injuries , while Frank Reynolds ,
an attache of the show , is hurt inter
nally and it is believed will die.
Cape Haytien Reports a Great Bat
tle Has Begun There ,
TROOPS AND SHIPS ENGAGED
A Blockade Runner Out of Havana Cap
turcd by the Vlcltsburg "Was r.otdc (
With Refugees From the Cuban Capita
Roporta Havana 11 Deserted City.
NKW YOHK , June 27. A dispatch t <
the New York Journal faoin Cape Hay
tien , Hayti , to-day says : Reports havi
reached here that fighting , more seri
ous than any that has yet taken place
is now going on around Santiago. 2s <
details are obtainable other than thai
both troops and ships are engaged anc
that the American forces are advanc
CAUGHT BLOCKADE RUNNER
A Vessel I.tulened With Refugee * Cap
turcd by the Vicksburg.
KKY WKST. Fla. , June 2i. A tw <
masted vessel , the Amapala of Tru
jillo , Honduras , -was brought in hen
this morning Hying the American flaf
and in charge of Ensign Zeen of th
Vicksburg. She was captured yester
day at sunset , while leaving Havam
and attempting to run the blockade
She was quickly overhauled by th <
Vicksburg and was found to have ovei
thirty women and children and a num
her of men on board , crow and past en
gers , all refugees. There was no sick
ness on board the Amapala. but she is
detained at quarantine.
The Amapala belongs to Emamie'
Montesino Monteres of Trujillo , Hon
duras. She had been lying at Havanz
since before the blockade. Her crew
numbers eleven men besides the cap
M. ( Jerome Bazc , a French citizen ,
who three years ago was a leading ex
change broker in Havana , chartered
the vessel and got together over fortj
people eager to embrace any chance tc
escape from Havana. He is in charge
of the expedition , made up oi
all nationalities , including Spanish ,
French , Venezuelans , Cubans and
Turks. They fiilly expected to be cap
tured , but the conditions in Havana
were so dreadful for the poorer classes
that any risk was preferable to starva
tion. The Amapala came out of Ha
vana openly and offered no resistance.
All of the captives arc confident
of release. Hardly any provision ?
were on board at the time of the cap
ture and no cargo or contraband ar
ticles were 'round , and she may not be
held as a prize. They report every
thing quiet at Havana , which looks
like a deserted city since business and
traffic are at a standstill.
The banking firms of H. Upton &
Co. , J. M. Herges & Co. , Varcisco , Kuez
& Co. and N. Gclats & Co. are the only
ones doing any business. All other
firms are either closing up or dragging
on , waiting for the end of the war ,
having discharged all employee.
Hunger and starvation stares the
lower classes in the face , the well to do
having laid in three months' stores.
After they are exhausted distress will
be general , .is there is no further
source of supply.
The stories regarding the relief
through southern ports are denied.
Nothing has gone into Havana for over
a month and the situation , consequent
ly , is very grave. Murder and robbery
are of daily occurrence in Havana ,
prompted in every case by want and
WORSE THAN ARIZONA'S ' HEAT
Soldiers Forced to Disregard Advicp From
the Medical Department.
KINGSTON , June 27. The medical
advice about wet feet , night winds or
perspiration soaked bodies and the ne
cessity of boiling drinking water has
already been thrown to the winds.
Easy as the advice sounds at home ,
it is almost impossible to follow it
Some of the American ofriccrs. who
are familiar with Arizona , say they
have never seen soldiers on the plains
present such pictures of distress from
the heat , and they add that the only
wonder is that there are so few pros
trations at present.
The American stature and apparent
stamina are remarkable in comparison
with the Cubans and Spaniards. The
colored soldiers of the Twenty-fifth
and Tenth regiments are uniformly
large , and they seem black giants in
the jungle beside the tiny negro Cuban
THE PUBLIC TO PAY THE TAX ,
Ilaukcrs and llrolicrn Planning to Shift
the Harden of the AVar Hcvenuc.
CHICAGO , June 27. Bankers and
brokers here arc considering carefully
the provisions of the new war revenue
measure and in most cases have settled
the details of a policy which in every
instance will cause the customer to
pay the tax. The tax on surplus and
capital of banks is a direct one. the
burden of which would seem must be
borne by the banks , yet there appears
to be a common determination to make
it come out of the public , either in
higher rates of interest on loans or in
lesser rates on outside or special de
EASTERN COALRR ) DEWEY ,
T\TO Colliers Sail From Philadelphia for
aianila AVItK U.OOO Ton * .
PuitADSi.rillA , June 27. The British
ships Glooscap. Captain Spyer , and
East Lothian , Captain McFarlane ,
sailed from this port to-day for Manila
with nearly 0,000 tons of coal for Ad
miral Deweys fleet.
STILL ONE CABLE NOT CUT ,
Tbo St. I.ouU Unable to Cat the tYlrt
From Santiago to Kingston.
WASHINGTON , Juno 27. The island
of Cuba is , to the best knowledge ol
officials here , still connected with the
outside world by one cable save thost
crossing to Key West , and the Wai
department , through General Greely
is not relaxing its efforts to cut thai
last link. This runs into the island al
Santiago , crossing from Kingston , Ja
maica , and belongs to an English com
pany. For several weeks it has beer
known that this cable is in working
order , and the St. Louis been trying
desperately to cut it. In addition , the
cable steamer Mancel is to be assignee
to the task , and between the two it i
hoped that the cable will soon bo cut.
The difficulties in the way of accom
plishing this are much greater than in
the case of any of the other Cuban
cables. The Kingston cable was laid
fully twenty years ago and has become
covered with barnacles end marine de
posits until its original size ha.s been
increased to that of a man's arm. In
addition to that , the cable is com
pletely covered with seaweed so as to
make it almost impossible for ordinary
grappling irons used by steamers to
catch hold of it unless they should
strike the cable at some point where it
hung over a depression iu the bottom.
Even when caught in the grappling
irons , the cable is of such weight , ow
ing to the marine deposits upon its
surface , that it would be almost be
yond the power of any lifting appara
tus on board an ordinary ship to hoist
to the surface from the vast depths iu
which it lies.
10,000 NEGRO SOLDIERS.
The Question of Combining Black and
"White Offlccra May Make Trouble.
WASHINGTON , June 27. When the
mustering in of new organizations un
der the second call is completed the
volunteer army will include between
8,000 and 10.000 negro soldiers , and
more negro officers than were ever be
fore iu the service of the United
States. It is the President's desire to
give the negroes a representation us
officers. When the proposition was
made to place negro officers over some
of the negro commands now raising ,
the question of how the officers' mef-'s
would be arranged when there were
white and negro officers in the same
regiment eaino up. That question re
mains to be settled.
The experiment of a negro regiment
wholly officered by negroes is to be
tried in the case of the North Carolina
regiment , whose colonel will be a
negro , the only one of that rank in the
army. In the Alabama regiment the
officers will be white men.
In the immune negro regiments
there will be a mixture , the colonels
and othei field officers and the cap
tains being white and the lieutenants
and other lesser officers black. It is
in this combination of white and black
officers that the color line is expected
to cause trouble.
SANTIAGO PAPER'S WAR NEWS
The Readers of Ia Banderoln Kspanola
Have Cause for Complaint.
POUT ANTOSIO , June 27. A copy of
a newspaper published in Santiago de
Cuba , called La Banderola Espanola
( the Spanish flag ) , on June 15 con
tained in its local columns not a
single reference to the blockade or
any war news relating to Santiago.
It calmly discussed plans for placing
electric lights on the plaza , church
fairs and other matters of town gossip.
An alleged cablegram from Madrid
reported the sailing of another big
Spanish fleet for Havana , and the cap
ture of the insurgent chief Hernandez.
It also stated that "absolutely reliable
news from Washington says that yel
low fever has broken out in the block
ading fleet and that forty deaths have
already occurred. "
The only real information contained
in the paper was a dispatch from.
Havana baying that General Arolas
litid seized all the food in the markets
there and would sell it to the inhabit
ants at reasonable prices to prevent
the squeezing1 of the population.
SIX THOUSAND CUBANS AID ,
Americans Expected to Storm Santiago's
CHICAGO. June 'i . A cable to the
Chicago Daily News reads as follows :
The latest estimate is that the Ameri
can troops will sturm the outer en
trenchments east of Santiago to-day
and that they will be at the very gates
of the city Sunday. The Cubans are
to be given the post of honor if they
can hold it. A junction has been
formed between Gai-eia and Castillo
and about 0,000 Cubans are now co
operating with the American forces.
The need of horses is imperative.
There are not enough animals to get
the artillery along , to say nothing of
the wagon trains and supplies. Eight
batteries of siege guns are now moving
Spain Arrests Two "American Sple * . "
PALMA , Island of Majorica , June 2.7
Two strangers from Barcelona who ac
cording to the Spanish authorities , are
supposed to bo "American spies , * ' have
been arrested here.
lllanco Says "We "Were Itepubted.
MAI > KII > , June 27. The official report
of Captain General Blanco on the re
cent fighting near Santiago de Cuba
says : "Three hundred Americans at
tacked the Spaniards near Siboney and
Seville. The Spaniards had three men
killed and three wounded. The Amer
icans then attacked General Ruben's
camp , but were repulsed , the Spaniards - j
iards pursuing them and taking pos-
hcssion of their ammunition and
clothes. The American warships have
bombarded Casilda. * '
The Nebraska Troops Have a Sweet and
Pacific Count ( JirlK Shower the Soldier *
With Rinses Kery Nebrankan TVho
Presented Himself Given u Smack and
Thed Followed Down the n r Till the
Transports Were Out of Sight.
Departure of Nebraska troops from
San Francisco for the scat of war is
thus referred to by the Examiner of
that city :
The scenes and incidents along the
water front during the departure of
the transports showed that true patri
otism is not lacking in this city. The
hoys in blue v/ere given a royal fare
well. Every wharf and pier along the
front was crowded with people. The
hills commanding a view of the bay
were black with spectators waving
fraewoll to transports. Everything
that could make a noise from steam
whistles to lungs , was brought into
Numerous excursion parties went ,
out on the bay early in the day. The
Ukiah , Grace Barton. Herald and other
steamers carried thousands of enthus
iastic admirers of the soldier boys.
The Senator was delayed in getting
away from the Broadway pier. It was
1 o'clock before the loading was com
pleted and the signal given to drop
out into the stream. Hundreds of people
ple were on the pier to cheer the sold
iers from Nebraska , and to take final
leave of them. There wer many In
teresting incidents on. the steamer as
well as on the dock.
Miss Florence Curlln and Miss Katie
Hymen were on hand early to say
good-by to the boys. They were not al
lowed on board the.transport , but that
did not prevent uiem from showering
the soldiers with kisses. The two
young women were kissed to u. stand
The steamer was close to the wharf
and the two girls stood on the string-
piece and kissed every soldier that
showed his head through a porthole.
The holes were just big enough for a
man's head , and it was astonishing to
aee the number of heads that popped
through the opening. The young la
dles were not at all bashful. The
crowd on the wharf did not restrain
them. They had kisses to give and
they gave them without fear or favor.
Every time the girls kissed one of
the grinning faces the soldiers on the
upper deck , who looked on with jeal
ous eyes , gave a cheer for their hajy
pier comrades. It seemed as if the
giris were not able to supply the de
mand. The more they kissed the
more heads popped through the port
After a time the kissing became
wearisome and the two girls were
forced to beat a hasty retreat , happy
in the consciousness that they had
done their duty to their country.
Miss Agnes Hollett filled the breach
made by the withdrawal of Miss Cur-
lin and Miss Hymen.
"Come to the portholes and I will
give you a kiss , " she called to Nebras
ka's osculators. The order was
promptly obeyed by the younger sold
Miss Agnes is only sweet 16 , but she
knows a thing or two about entertain
ing the boys in blue. As the steamer
was pulling out. and the last kiss had
been bestowed. slfe remarked :
"Wasn't it lovely ! " The boys gave
Miss Agnes a hearty cheer for her
The crowd followed the transports
along the front as far as Meigg's
wharf , at which point they could se
cure a final view of them passing :
through Golden Gate. The patrotism
of the cheering crowds was intense.
People stood for hours watching the
preparations for the start , and mauy
walked miles so as u > be able to keep
the transports in view. There were
no accidents , and the crowd along the
front had but one idea that of giving
the boys in blue a hearty good-by.
Britain * and Canadians to lie "Welcomed.
Britisa and Canadian visitors to the
Trans-Mississippi and International
Exposition , ana aiso those no * * * resi
dent In the United States v/ho former
ly owed allegiance to the Union Jack
will be pleased to know that their
cousins resident In Omaha have in
mind their comfort and well beins
while they are visiting in that city ,
for a British and Canadian-American
Club has been organized for the pur
pose of extending all courtesies possi
ble to such visitors and of giving them
all Information which they may de
The club has a permanent head
quarters at room 431 Ramge building ,
corner loth and Harney streets , which
is readily reached by street car from
any of the depots. Visitors are re-
qested to go direct to the headquarters ,
where the party in charge will direct
them to available rooms and boardinghouses
ing-houses and hotels. Registers are
kept showing all members of the or
ganization , with their addresses and
former place of residence in Canada
or Great Britain , and also showing the
names of all visitors together with the
place where they are from and their
addresses while in attendance at the
Exposition. British and Canadi.au
newspapers will be on file , se that vis
itors may know what is happening at
home vrhile they ore away. Meetings
are held Thursday night at 8
o'clock for the purpose of making new
and renewing old acquaintances , and
there Is no doubt that much enjoy
ment will be obtained from the organ
ization by both members and visitors.
The membership fee is one dollar , and
ill those in Nebraska and surrounding
states , of British or Canadian birth
are cordially requested to send In
their names and the membership fee
to Robert Cowell , Treasurer , 431
Rampe Building , Omaha , so that they
may be duly enrolled end be in a posi
tion to take advantage of the Club
privileges v-hcn they visit the Exposi
tion. Any and all further Inquiries *
will bo promptly answered by the *
Treasurer , or the Secretary , James C
Lindsay , same address.
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