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The women of Wymore have orsau-
Ized a whist club.
Phil Sparks of Fremont fell from a
ladder and fractured his arm.
Most of the state officials attended
the funeral of Congressman Greene at
In a railroad wreck at Lincoln dur
ing a blinding snow storm three men
Paxton & Gallagher of Omaha have
decided to open a wholesale grocery
house at Hastitngs.
The Penny Press and the Trade Ex
hibit , two Omaha papers , were de
stroyed by fire a few days ago.
One span of the Platte river bridge ,
connecting Buffalo and Kearney coun
ties , was swept away by an ice gorge.
Farm lands about Grafton are in
great demand. In fact , farm land
everywhere in Nebraska is bains
bought these days.
An inquest was held at the Norfolk
asylum on the body of Robert West ,
an inmate who was found in his room
with his throat cut.
There is a good deal of railroad
talk in the vicinity of Bayard. Both
r the U. P. and B. & M. are looking to
the North Platte valley.
The Bancroft creamery was burned
just week. The buildings are a total
loss. Insurance , § 2,500. Steps are be
ing taken to rebuild at once.
Mrs. J. H. Hart of Ainsworth fell on
. > the side walk and broke her arm- She
-5s the wife of J. H. Hart , the well-
" known stock buyer and shipper
Adolph Bartel , a switchman in ths
Burlington yards , was run over and
killed at Gibson. He was engaged in
switching Avhen the accident occurred.
The fall wheat in Hitchcock county
is in the best condition ever known. A
\ great deal of spring wheat has been
sown and the indications now are. f r
v a very large acreage.
' \ The Niobrara Land and Sheep com
pany of Gordon was organized last
week. This company is regularly in
corporated with § 100,000 capital stock ,
$10,000 of which is now paid up.
Names of men killed in the Lincoln
railroad wreck are Engineer Luke
Boyce , Engineer John Doyle and Fire
man Elmer Graham. Two other men
were fatally injured and several
quite seriously wounded.
Eleven head of cattle belonging to
the Clough Cattle company of Sioux
City , la. , were stolen from the Union
Pacific -i'ards at Albion. No trace of
them ha"g-4j en found and a reward of
- . .550 has been P rsfJ f01 * the apprehen
sion or"mo thieves.
Harry Young of Plattsmouth , son of
R. A. Young , went out into the field
after a load of straw , taking his gun
with him. When the team came home
he was found in the wagon dead. Ap
pearances indicate that in handling
his gun it was accidentally discharged ,
killing him instantly.
C. H , Dennis , a prominent farmer cf
Johnson county , was seriously injured
in a. tussle with a broncho. Mr. Den
nis was handling the animal when it
turned on him and showed fight. A--
a result the gentleman suffered the
fracture of both jaw bones , a portion
of one having to be removed , lacera
tion of the face , and fracture of two
Considerable improvement is going
on at Ames. The office of the Standard
Cattle company is being enlarged to
nearly double its present size and a
large number of small houses for the
men are being built. In employing
the men the companies give prefer
ence to those with families whose chil
dren are old enough to work in the
The mortgage record of Cumiiig
county for February shows : Twenty-
three farm mortgages filed , aggregat
ing , § 38,738 ; forty-one released , aggre
gating § 61,750 : fifteen city mortgages
filed , amounting to § 5,307 ; six re
leased , amounting to § 1,279 ; fifty-four
chattel mortgages filed , amounting to
§ 17,898 ; forty-two released , amounti.ig
to § 20,726.
The Burlington & Missouri River
railroad had had a number of survey
ors at Sidney recently , and rumor is
current of the building of a branch line
from Alliance to Sterling , Col. , there
to connect with the Denver route. They
are anxious to get a foothold in that
country , which abounds with so many
natural resources , besides the abun
dance of sheep and cattle and the vast
amount of small grain raised in Chey
enne county , Nebraska.
Gus Nelson of Isceola , a' member of
the firm of Nelson Bros. , wain deal
ers , met with an accident that may
cripple him for life. He had driven
his team up into the elevator to get a
load of grain and had fixed the lines
around the shaft. In some way he
started the machinery and the lines
became wound about the shaft. When
he tried to pull them out his hand
caught , breaking it in several places
from the wrist up to the elbow.
The body of James Dogget , a former
highly respected resident of York coun
ty , who was recently killed by John
Duke at Stone Dewey , Oklahoma , ar
rived in York last week , and was buv-
ied in Thayer cemetery. Mr. Doggefs
cattle had broken out of the pasture
and trespassed on Duke's land , ar.d
while Mr. Dogget was repairing the
fence Duke rode up and , after saying
a few words , pulled his revolver , shoot
ing at Mr. Dogget , who informed him
that he had no arms. The second sbt
hit Mr. Dogget in the head and killeu
him. Duke skipped and no trace has
been found of him since.
, Four tramps entered the genernl
store of Bolon & Goff at Neligh , and
while one attracted the attention of
the proprietor another secured two
bolts of dress goods. The man with
the booty made his escape , although
the sheriff is in hot pursuit. The other
three are lodged in the county jai ) ,
awaiting their preliminary hearing.
Complaint was filed by the county
attorney of Colfax county against Rosa
Ramsey , charging her with making an
assault with intent to kill an infant
child which was found , February IS ,
dead and frozen in Weaver's grove ,
north of Schuyler. She was bound over
to the district court.
8The Week in I
The senate resumed work on the
The clerk of the house announced
the passage of the following bills : H.
R. 20 , 240 , 270 * 264 , 155. S. F. 103.
Killed : S. P. 86 .
Halderman of Pawnee moved that a
committee of three bo appointed to
confer with a like committee from the
house to agree upon a date for final
adjournment of the Twenty-sixth ses
sion of the Nebraska legislature.
Senathor Talbot thought the motion
was a little premature. The motion
prevailed , however , only a few voting.
Senator Currie remarked on the sud
den death of one of Nebraska's hon
ored congressman. He moved that a
committee of three upon resolutions
be appointed by the chair , and that the
flag over the senate be floated at half
mast the balance of the day out of re
spect of the deceased statesman. His
motion prevailed. The chair named
upon the committee Currie of Ouster ,
O'Niell of Holt and Hannibal of How
Standing committees reported the
following bills : S. F. 329. 341 , .337 and
H. R. 163 for indefinite postponement.
S. F. 343 , 258 and H. R. 204 to pass ;
S. F. 318 and 327 for general file with
Of the bills indefinitely postponed ,
S. F. 329 relates to the suspension of a
part of the herd act by vote of coun
ties. S. F. 337 relates to paving be
tween rails by street car companies in
cities of the first-class.
H. R. 163 related to fees to b : :
charged state banks for examining
and approving reports required by 1-w.
The chair announced as the commit
tee to confer with the house commit
tee on final adjournment the follow
ing : Halderman of Pawnee , Van
Duse of Douglas and Hall of Madion.
Senate then went into committee of
the whole to consider bills on gen
Bills recommended for passage were
as follows : S. F. 229 , H. R. 153 , H. R.
84 , S. F. 190 , S. F. 10. Indefinitely post
poned : S. F. 174 and S. F. 192.
S. F. 229 relates to the game law.
An amendment was made to prohibit
the killing of quail at any time of the
H. R. 153 repeals the "grasshopper"
H. R. 84 repeals the law relating to
the cultivation of timber , the provision
having become obsolete.
S. F. 192 provides for changes of
venue from county judges in all cases
where justices of the peace have con
current jurisdiction , which is true in
all cases where the amount is less than
When the senate met on the loth
Canaday of Kearney offered a motion
that S. F. 4 , 185 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 ,
and 2C3 be indefinitely postponed. In
support his motion he said that since
this is to be a short business session he
was willing to get these hills out of
the way , all being measures introduced
by himself. His motion prevailed.
S. F. 4 was a concurrent resolution
endorsing the Cullom bill in congress
extending the powers of the interstate
commerce commission. S. F. 185 pro-
videde a "library day' in the public
schools. S. F. 224 provided that the
question of abolishing township tax
collectors might be submitted to the
electors" a township upon their pe
tition. S. F. 225 , 226 and 228 amended
certain sections of the civil code. S.
F. 227 related to appointing clerics of
the district court when counties reach
ed the population of 8,000 or more , at
other times than the general elections
for clerks of the district court. S. F.
263 sought to establish county histori
H. R. 153 , repealing the 'grasshopper
act , " and H. R. 84 , repealing an obso
lete act relating to timber cultivation ,
At 11 o'clock the senate went into
committee of the whole to consider S.
F. 211 , 212 , 214 , which had been made
-a special order for that hour.
S. F. 214 is a bill to authorize town
boards and the chairman of town
boards in counties having township or
ganization to purchase tools and ma
chinery for making roads in certain
ceses , and prescribe the manner of
payment therefor , and the use and care
of such machines , and to make the
breaking into said place of storage of
said machinery or tools and injury
thereto a misdemeanor , and fixing the
penalty therefor. The bill was recom
mended for nassace.
In the senate on the 16tn fourteen
members only responded to roll call
at the opening.
In the afternoon standing commit
tees reported the following bills : S.
F. 88 , 336 , to pass ; H. R. 152 and S.
F. 324. for indefinite postponement ; H.
R. 271 without recommendation.
The report on H. R. 152 was not
concurred in and the bill placed on
general file. It relates to building of
fences along railways.
S. F. 324 sought to abolish the fish
H. R. 271 , which goes on general file ,
is the barber commission bill.
The following were passed : S. F.
180 , 167 , 182 , 303 , 307 , 137 , 122 , 163 ,
179 , 181 202 and 177.
S. F. 180 is a curative measure. S.
F. Iti7 amends section 119 of . e crim
inal code. S. F. 182 is a curative
measure. S. F. 207 relates to contempt
of court proceedings. S. F. 137 pro-
vuies a lien upon grain and corn for
threshing and shelling the same. S. F.
j.27 provides for paving and repav-
ing in Lincoln. S. F. 127 amends the
law relating to public libraries by al
lowing library boards to draw uirect-
ly upon the library fund instead of
through the council. S. F. 163 amends
section 262 of the criminal code re
lating to conservators of the peace.
S. F. 179 is a curative measure. S. F.
202 provides that banks shall pay
such interest on county funds as may
be agreed upon by the county treas
urer and bank subject to the approval
of the county boards and repeals the
3 per cent minimum.
S. F. 177 relates to stamping tae
quantity on all kegs , boxes , casks , etc. ,
showing the amount contained there
in , d. F. 181 is a curative measure.
Resolutions touching upon the death
of Congressman Greene were passed.
Senator Van Dusen spoke in favor
of S. F. 187 , which seeks to amend the
exemption laws of the state , mak
ing $50 a month exempt instead or
sixty days' wages. The bill was rec
ommended for passage.
H. R. 156 , was also recommended for
passage. S. F. 277 , for the relief of
Russell Loomis , giving him title to
land upon which there is a cloud as
to his ownership , was also recommend
ed to nass.
A special message from the gover
nor was received and placed on me
for future consideration. It was as
To the Members of the Legislature :
Gentlemen Tothe end that the In
terests of the people may be fully con
served , and in order that they may
again be permitted to express their
will upon the question of whether
there should be any increase in the
number of supreme judges in our state
I would most respectfully recommend
to your honorable body that you sub
mit to the electors for their appro
val or rejection a constitutional
amendment increasing the number of
supreme judges. W. A. POYNTER ,
When the senate convened on the
17th the standing committees reported
favorably a number of bills for passage.
S. F. 229 , relating to the game law
was -passed. It makes it unlawful to
kill quail at any season of the year , on
the ground that they are nearer a do
mestic bird than all other species of
game and are a great insect destroyer.
The senate went into committee of
the whole. S. F. 63 , by Miller of Buf
falo , was first considered. His bill
sought the repeal of the law requiring
county clerks to make an annual com
pilation of the mortgage indebtedness
of the counties of the state. The dis
cussion developed into a political de
bate lasting until the noon hour. Protit
of Gage moved that the bill be indefi
nitely postponed and his motion pre
Ill the afternoon S. F. 201 was re
commended to pass by the judiciary
H. R. 55 , fixing the interest upon
state warrants at 4 per cent instead of
5 per cent , and upon county bonds at 6
per cent , was passed by a vote of 18
In committee of the whole the sub
stitute for S. F. 35 was again consid
ered. The bill proposes a new law to
regulate life insurance associations. It
was recommended to pass.
S. F. 166 was killed. It provided that
in actions of replevin the defendant
may secure a return of his property by
putting up a bond.
S. F. 199 was recommended to pass.
It provides "that the journals of neitn-
er branch of the legislature shall be
competent evidence to establish omis
sions or irregularities in legislative
proceedings for the purpose of impeach
ing the validity of any enrolled bill
after the same has been certified by
the presiding officers of both branches
of the legislature , and the same has
been approved by the governor.
S. Fs. 208 , 213 and 25 i were recom
mended to pass.
S. F. 241 was indefinitely postponed.
It provided that no deed couid be filed
covering property upon which taxes are
delinquent until the taxes are paid.
Senator Reynolds offered a substi
tute for S. F. 243 , the "Osteopathy"
bill. The substitute was adopted to
take the place of the original bill , and
will be considered later.
Substitute S. F. 38 , relating to fees
for county judges who appoint judges
and clerks of election , was recommend
ed to pass.
The revenue committee reported S
F. 346 to pass.
In the house on the 14th the fol
lowing bills were indefinitely post
poned : H. Rs. 546 , 503 , 130. 102 , 147 ,
589 , 572 , 333 , 342. 485. H. R. 546 con
tains the same provisions as H. R.
576 ; 342 provided for taxing telegraph
and express companies and is almost
the same as 484 , which was placed on
general file ; 485 provided for a tele
graph rate of 20 cents for ten words
and 1 cent for each additional word.
The other bills killed were all reported
by the committee on fish culture and
Prince of Hall moved that when the
house take a recess this afternoon it
be until 8 o'clock tonight , and it was
H. R. 251 , the special order , was the
bill introduced by Taylor of Custer ,
relative to the fees and salary of dis
trict court clerks. It fixes tnc salary
in counties of less than 25,000 popula
tion at § 1,600 per year , in counties hav
ing over 25,000 population $ -,000 and
in all counties having more than 50-
000 inhabitants $2,500.
An effectual attempt was made to
postpone the bill indefinitely. Three
separate motions were voted down that
sought to change the salary as fixed
for Douglas county. The committee
substitute , which was really the meas
ure under discussion , was recommend
ed for passage.
H. R. 340 , by Tanner , to require cor
porations doing business in the state
to file an annual report of their busi
ness and organization with the secre
tary of state , was recommended for in
The special committee on resolu
tions reported the following , which
was adopted :
Whereas , The slate of Nebraska has
suffered a loss in the death of the dis
tinguished citizen , William L. Greene ,
congressman from the Sixth district
of this state be it
.ttesoiv.'d , i tiat we tender to tno
iciimiy or our uecuasea congressmen !
our heartfelt sympathy in their hour
of bereavement , and be it further
Resolved , That out of respect to the
memory of the deceased , the flag over
the capitol be lowered tn l'ilf mast
for the remainder of the day.
Resolved further , Th.it the cleik of
tne house be direct-ill to transmit a
copy of these resolutions to the family
of tha dc-'ua&cd.
In the house on tlie 15th the chair
announced this committee to act with
the senate committee on final adjourn
ment : * Wenzl of Pawnee , Rouse of
Hall and Woodard of Hamilton.
Petitions came in asking for the
passage of H. R. 598 , the Lincoln mon
ument bill ; for 421 , the food commis
sion bill ; one against 421 and one in
favor of equal suffrage.
The committee on deficiencies re
ported H. R. 267 , the bill appropriating
§ 47,067.45 to pay the sugar bounty
claims , to go on general file. A minor
ity report asked that the bill be in
definitely postponed. The vote on the
minority report was along partisan
lines , except that Memminger , fusion ,
voted against the minority , while
Broderick , Burns , Ditmar , Mann ,
Smith of Saline and Wenzl voted to
kill the bill. The result was 46 to 47
against the adoption of the minority
report and the bill was then nlacp.d
on general file by a vote of 46 to 39.
The same committee reported to the
general file H. R. 343 , the other siisar
bounty bill , which provided for the
payment of the sugar claims for the
year 1896 in case the farmers were
paid the additional $1 per ton for the
beets raised. This was the bill known
as the "farmers' bounty. " The amount
appropriated by the bill was § 73,966.63.
The report of the committee asked
that the bill be made a special order
for next Tuesday. A minority report
signed by McCracken , Wright and
Burns asked for the indefinite ncst-
ponement of the bill. An amendment
that the bill be placed on general file
was adopted by a vote of 51 to 43.
The committee placed on file H. R.
347 , 308 , 375 , 274. 447 , 551 , 426 , 606.
603. 499. 280 and S. F. 149 , 68 and 31.
The bills indefinitely postponed were
593. 452. 265 , 490. 441. 578 and 126.
The house on the 16th was treated
to a continuation of the senatorial
fight when Olmsted of Douglas offered
the following resolution :
Whereas , The resent session of the
legislature in drawing to a close an-1
some 300 bills are now on general file ,
many of which are of great public
importance and should become laws ,
Whereas , It will be possible to con
sider only a limited number of said
bills during the session , therefore I
move that a sifting committee , com
posed of the following members of the
house , Olmsted , Burns , Fisher , Ditmar ,
Sturgess , Tanner and Wheeler , be at
this time elected by the. house to seive
as such sifting committee during the
remainder of this session , and further ,
that no bills be considered out of the
regular order except such as may be
recommended by said committee from
time to time.
The resolution , after much discus
sion , was adopted.
A resolution instructing our membcv-s
of congress to work for the establish
ment of postal savings banks throug-i-
out the country was sent up by Elwood
and was adopted.
H. R. 331 , McCarthy's bill to prevent
combinations , trusts and monopolies
in the buying and selling of live stocic ,
produce and articles of trade , was
placed on third reading and passed
by a vote of 67 to IS.
S. F. 33 , by Talbot , defining who
shall practice in the supreme court
and providing penalties for violations
of the provision , was passed by a vote
of 7S to 5.
H. R. 330 , by Milbourn , appropriat
ing the sum of § 50,000 , or so much of
it as may be necessary , to establish
two additional normal schools similar
to the one at Peru and under the same
management , was passed with the
emergency clause , by a vote of 68 to 25.
The special committee appointed
some time ago to investigate as to the
use of passes by the state officials
submitted two reports. The majority
report was signed by Prince and
Smithberger and the minority report
by Sturgess. Both were accepted.
On motion of Jansen the special
order of the passage of H. R. 114 over
the governor's veto was taken up and
resulted 45 to 45.
Not having received the necessiry
three-fifths vote the bill was lost.
In the house on the 17th when the
journal was read Rouse of Hall called
attention to the fact that tne sifting
committee which was selected was
elected by a vote of only fifty mem
Discussion followed , at the end of
which the journal of the previous day
was adopted ana the sifting commit
tee was made secure in its position.
Standing committees reported to the
general file H. R , 141. 602 , 563 , 595 ,
554 , 560 , 181 and . F. 154 , 148 and 61.
The bills indefinitely postpone !
were H. R. 454 534 , 573 , 59 , 576 , 2 , 2u3
and 224. The last numbered bill had
already been made a special order ,
and there was a motion to reject the
report and put the bill on file. The
motion was defeated by a vote ct' 24
After recess bills were taken up for
passage. H. R. 251 , by Taylor of Cus
ter , an act to amend section 3 of chap
ter 28 of the complied statutes of 1897 ,
entitled "Fees , " was passed by a vote
of 82 to 9.
The house then went into the com
mittee of the whole , with Detweiler 01
uouglas in the chair , to consider the
special order of the clay. S. F. 20 ,
by iiolbrook of Dodge , an act empow
ering the corporation authorities of
cities of the second class , villages and
counties to take up and pay off valid
outstanding bonds issued pursuant to
vote of electors , was recommended for
H. R. 30 , by Burns , to abolish the
state board of transportation , secre
taryships and all , was taken up.
Prince of Hall offered an amendment
which was practically a re-enactment
of H. R. 59. The amendment was
adopted. Wheeler of I'tirnas then mov
ed to recommit the hm. Lost , and the
bill recommended for passage
H. R. 560 , by Lemar of jaunders , re
quiring the secretaries of the board of
transportation to file complaints
against railroad companies where violations
lations of the law came to their no-
i.ce , was recommended for passage.
H. R. 309 , 'by Flynn of Douglas , an
act providing that eight hours shall
constitute a day's work except when
otherwise stipulated in the contract ,
and prohibiting longer hours on state
work except in cases of great emer
gency , was indefinitely postponed.
PI. R. 214 , by Olmstead , relating to
the manner of assessing special taxes
ar assessments arising out of improve
ments to property in cities of the met
ropolitan class , was recommended for
H. R. 297. by Pollard , appropriating
52,500 for the use and support of the
state horticultural society , was recom
mended for passage.
H. R , 418 , - y Grafton , to appropri
ate $5,000 to build a standpipe , furnish
fire protection and furnish the libra
ry at the Peru normal school , was rec
ommended to pass.
H. R. 299 , by Lane of Lancaster , an
act to authorize the state auditor to
license a Ihnited number of fire insur
ance brokers and defining their duties
and compensation , was recommended
Velo d by the Governor.
Governor Poynter vetoed house roll
No. 114 , a bill introduced by Wilcox of
Lincoln county to provide for the ex
istence of the three supreme court
commissioners , whose terms of office
have expired. The message announcing
this determination was read by Sec
retary Jewell in the house while that
body was in committee of the whole
and nothing was done w-vh it at the
time. As soon as the committee rose ,
a motion Avas made and lost and later
renewed and carried making the con
sideration of the veto message and the
bill the special order for Thursday ,
March 16. At that time , if a three-fifths
vote is secured for the motion , the bill
may be declared passed by the house
over the governors veto.
Governor Poynter's reasons for veto
ing the bill as contained in his mes
sage to the house are as follows :
"To the Members of the House of
Representatives Gentlemen : I here
with return to you house roll No. 314
without my approval for the following
"First The law creating the su
preme court commission was enacted
because it was thought the interests
of the people demanded it. It was only
intended as a make shift to help out
the supreme court until the people
themselves could amend the state con
stitution so that the number of su
preme court judges could be increased.
The proposition for such amendment
has been submitted to the people twice
for their ratification , and they have
both times failed to ratify such amend
ment , thereby clearly demonstrating
that the increase in the number of su
preme judges was not a popular de
mand. We should recognize the will of
the people as supreme law. If they do
not desire an increase in the number of
members of the supreme court it
seems that my duty is clear to pre
vent such increase being forced upon
"Second The law as in operation the
past six years has a tendency to lesson
the weight and lower the dignity of
our supreme court decisions. Two
members of the court constitute a ma
jority and their agreement constitutes
the opinion of the court. It has hap
pened that an opinion so written has
been met by a dissent by the other
member of the court and all three of
the commssioners. What weight can
such an opinion possess when quoted
in courts of other states ? They could
only bring our supreme court decisions
into disrepute if not into open con
"Third The public service does not
demand the continuance of this com
mission. The appropriation of suffi
cient funds to enable the supreme
court to employ expert clerical help or
when occasion demands , referees of un
questioned legal ability and fitness
would meet all the requirements of the
"Fourth The length of time for
which the commission is appointed un
der this bill is excessive. Moreover
the appointment is made definite and
not at the will of the court. In this
way the creature is made greater than
the creator. The people may change
the court , but neither the popular will
nor the court itself may change the
"In consideration of the foregoing I
deem it against public policy and the
jest interests of the citizens of Ne
braska for this bill to become law. "
On the Death of Congressman Greene.
The following resolutions were
passed by the executive committee of
the fusion parties :
1 ae populists , democrats and silver
republican state central executive com
mittees , in jomt session at Lincoln.
Neb. , March 15 , after having expressed
their profound regret at the deati * of
Hon. William L. Greene , late congress
man of the Sixth congressional dis
trict of the state of Nebraska , ap
pointed a committee on behalf of the
fusion forces of Nebraska to draft
resolutions proper to the occasion of
Ins death :
Whereas , The death of our deceased
fellow citizen , Judge William L.
Greene , calls for public expression of
the high regard in which his memory
is held :
Resolved , That his death has re
moved one of our most able and effi
cient workers for reform in American
politics. That in his passing one o
the brightest intellects Su the nation
was perpetually eclipsed. The common
people , whose affections he had won ,
lost a powerful advocate and friend.
He was a just judge , an honest , honor
able and true man. His great. kn < l
heart beat in sympathy for all human
ity , and it was his delight , if possi
ble , to try and better the conditions
of all. Socially he was a most genial
and lovable man. He loved nis home ,
his family and his country. These
loves were fully reciprocated by his
family and his fellow countrymen.
Resolved , That a copy of these reso
lutions be engrossed and forwarded to
his bereaved family , with the assur
ance that they have our heartfelt sym
pathy in their great sorrow.
JAMES C. DAHLMAN.
J. N. GAFFIN.
J. N. LYMAN.
HrnolvO AVS11 Kecruit.
WASHINGTON , i.iarch IS. General
Brooke has been cabled to proceed to
.he execution of the order providing
'or the discharge of all soldiers who
inlisted in the regular army at the out-
n-eak of the war until the cessation of
.lie war , should they apply for such a
lischarge. He will endeavor to re-en-
ist as many as possible and will fill
he vacancies remaining in the regular
anks from volunteers who care to
Some of the inhabitants of N < MV
jtiiena have an odd way of disposing
) f their dead. They place the bodies
) n raised platforms at some distance
'rom their dwellings. in.l wlu u the
lesh has disappeared. Mio skulls are
cmoved to and stored in a cabin
jrected for that purpose.
The United States conta'ns 35,467
GENEKAl. NEVTS NOTES.
John Collett , for many years state
geologist of Indiana , died last week- .
The Cleveland , 0. , museum of art ,
bequests has become In
supported .by ,
Dr. Self , successor of Dr. Raffel at
Samoa , is preparing to leave for Apia
via the United States.
The will of the late William BlacK ,
the Scottish novelist , leaves 20,000
to widow and children.
Mrs. Edna Raymond has been ac
quitted of the charge of shooting Mrs.
John Hanna at Cleveland , O.
Cornell and Chicago will play foot
ball in Chicago at some date yet un
named during the coming season.
The principal English railways com
panies will send agents to the United
States to investigate automatic coup
Anybody who wishes to confer a
favor on Aguinaldo should send him
a history of Lawton's Apache cam
Stanton Sickles , secretary of the
United States legation at Madrid be
fore the rupture , has been there , ac
cording to correspndent of the Morn
ing Post , for eight days ou a secret
The Missouri house killed the 2-cent
passenger rate bill. It was amended
by striking out all after the enacting :
clause. The vote was 74 to 47. Rail
road men in all parts of the state had t
petitioned against the bill , because it
would result in the reduction of their
Cecil Rhodes , who has been here
several days in the interest of his
Cape-to-Cairo railway project , had an
other conference at the foreign oTioo .
today with Baron von Buelw , the foreign - '
eign minister , and it is rumored that
Emperor William also received him
Four foreign fire insurance compan
ies , Baloise of Switzerland , Nether
lands company , Svea. company of Den
mark and Helvetian company have
withdrawn from all business in Lav-
iugton , Ky. , and state on account of
warfare waged upon them in the
Fourteenth judicial district.
Lieutenant Vitale , military attache
of the Italian embassy , has been grant
ed permission by the War department
to accompany troops to Manila and to
remain with the army during the cam
paign in the Philippines. He desires to
study the American method of land
and sea transportation and to observe
United States Consul Roosevelt at
Brussels has forwarded to the State
department a copy of the decree is
sued by the Belgium government rel
ative to the importation into Belgium
of American fruits and plants. The
decree to go into effect at once and it
declares that in view of the fact tlia ; ;
San Jose scale has been found on
American fruits , the importation of
such fresh fruits and parts of plants
can take place only at Antwerp , Ghent ,
Emperor William granted an audi V
ence to Minister of War von Gossler
and authorized him to declare in the
Reichstag tomorrow that the govern
ment accepts the budget committee
proposal , involving a reduction of 7.-
000 infantry. This , together with Dr.
Lieber's concession , will avert the
threatened conflict with the Reichstag
and dissolution. It is understood that
Emperor William's yielding is the out
come of advice tendered by Prince
Hohenlohe , the imperial chancellor.
According to the annual report of
the New York Chamber of Comnnrce ,
the foreign commerce of that port for
the year ended June 30 last was § 30. >
255,756 less than during the previous
year , being § 996,955,416 , against § 1,036-
211.172 for the year ended June 30 ,
1S97. According to the report the for
eign commerce of the entire Uni'e'I
States , however , during the last year
was § 2,069,363,069 , or an increase at
§ 35,782,876 compared with the previous .
year. It has long been known that
the falling off in New York is clue
largely to the diversion of traffic to
The gross earnings of the Union Pa
cific for January were § 1.459.S99 , an
increase of § 152,580. The operating ex
penses for the month were § 864,240. a
decrease of ? 2,64S. For the seven
months ending January 31 the gros
earnings were § 12.063.988. an increase
of § 743.665. The operating expensrs
were § 6,560,574. a decrease of ? 600.C1J.
The interesting feature of this finan
cial showing is that the net earnings
for seven months , amounting to $5.-
503,414 , show on increase of § 1.343GSt > .
about half of which is accumuliled
by a saving in operating expenses. The
reports concerns only the business oC
tne main line of the road.
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