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F. BI. KIMBIELL , Publisher.
McCOOK , NEBRASKA
Berbard Inarltch , famous art deale
of London , is dead , aged 82.
Mr , Daniel Lesh , Richmond , Ind.
well known through the west , is dead
The agricultural department esti
mates the crop of cotton at $8,900,000
The Elmwood Coal company , Peoria
111. , has gone into the hands of a re
Terry McGovern , at Cincinnati , pu
Charles Mason of Chicago out In tei
Mans' great brewery at Indianapo
lis , long Idle , will be converted int <
Former President Grovcr Clevelam
Is confined to his house with an at
tack of rheumatism.
Illinois nntl-department store bil
of last legislature declared unconsti
tutional by state supreme court.
Prank Doubleday will withdraw fron
the Doublcday-McClure in January t <
form another publishing company.
Joseph A. Gill of Colby , Kas. , Hai
been confirmed by the senate as judg <
of the northern district of the Indiar
The Georgia legislature has beer
asked to appropriate $4,000 to fount
a summer school for teachers in the
public school ? .
Congressman Bailey of Texas' , at his
own request , retires from the ways ani
means committee , Mr. Cooper being ap
The total number of women over I'
years old employed in the factories
and workshops of the British islands
is about 500,000.
Crawford Fairbanks of Terra Haute
says the strawboard combine proposi
tion has been abandoned. Manufac
turers failed to unite.
The Southern railway is opposing
the use of cigarettes. An order has
been issued for the southern division
that all employes must stop using cig
arettes or resign their positions.
At Toronto , Ont. , Lucius It. O'Brien ,
the landscape painter , is dead , aged
67 years. He painted many celebrated
pictures , some of which were given a
place in Windsor Castle at Osborne.
The American Federatirn of Labor ,
at Detroit , passed a resolution favor
ing the appointment of the next min
ing inspector of Missouri from the
ranks of the lead and zinc miners.
An invitation signed by Mayor Phe-
lan and the grand officers of the Native
Sons of the Golden West , has been sent
to Admiral Dewey requesting his pres
ence in San Francisco on admission
day , September 9 , 1900.
Proof that the income tax in Ger
many operates with some difficulty is
furnished by an official report from
Hamburg showing inat the tax collec
tion department has been defrauded of
2,500,000 marks within fiv-j years.
At Nicholasville , Ky. , three children
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reynolds , aged
six , three and one , respectively , were
burned to death. They had been
locked in the house while Mr. and "Mrs.
Reynolds were on a visit to a neighbor.
At Topeka , Kan. , Frank McFadden ,
a member of company A , Twentieth
Kansas , committed suicide by taking
morphine. While in the Philippines
he was detailed to act fs assistant
manager of the Manila Military rail
The will of the late W. G. Saunders
of Mt. Pleasant , Iowa , has been filed
for probate. Ihe estate amounts to
about § 400,000. He was a widower and
left no children. Two-thirds of his es
tate he divided up among about 200
relatives and friends scattered all over
the country. Every one v.'ho had been
kind to him or his deceased wife will
get a check for $500 to $1,000.
Solictiors were sent out by the Cit
izens Republican Convention associ
ation to get pledges to the campaign
fund of § 100,000 , which is being raised
to secure for Philadelphia the nation
al convention of 1900. It is proposed
by the executive committee to have
; the fund as large as possible before
the week's end , so that the work in
behalf of the movement may be start
ed in other directions.
The supreme court of Iowa has ren
dered a decision holding that a church
subscription made on Sunday is col
lectible. E. M. Donald , of Fort Mad
ison , defendant in a case brought by
the First Methodist Episcopal church ,
appealed from a similar decision by the
Lee county district court. Donald set
up as defense that the obligation , hav
ing been entered into on Sunday , was
illegal and that there was no consid
eration. Both claims are overruled.
Physicians at St Joseph , Mo. , are
greatly mystified over the condition of
O. S. Buskirk , a farm hand sent to the
county farm with a peculiar throat
disease. For many years Buskirk has
been shedding his outer skin once a
year , but this year it came off four
times. It slipped off his hands like a
glove , leaving the flesh underneath as
pink as that of a baby. For several
days after he sheds his skin Buskirk
is unable to work , on account of his
hands and feet being tender.
Iowa did not fare badly in the com
mittee distributions , five chairmanships
going to its members , which , with the
speakership , gives the state almost as
good a representation as Maine with
only four members had when Reed was
speaker and each member was at the
head of a committee. These chair
manships are : Miliary affairs , Hull ;
public lands , Lacey ; interstate and
foreign commerce , Hepburn ; expendi
tures of the treasury , Cousins ; expendi
tures department of justice , Dolliver.
Out of 1,100,000 in Massachusetts en
gaged in gainful occupations , only 37-
000 are employed on Sundays.
United States Consul Hollis cabled
the state department announcing his
arrival at Pretoria. He will act as
United States consul at Pretoria until
the arrival of Mr. Adelbeit Hay.
The distress in famine stricken dis
tricts of India is becoming more acute.
Two and one-quarter rm'lion persons
have received relief.
, The officers of the national W. C. T.
U. have decided on Washington , D. C. ,
as the location of the next convention.
The convention will open November
30 , 1900. *
It Is Proposed to Be Erected by tl
People of Indiana ,
MEETS MRS. LAWTON'S APPROVA
The General Will Probably fle Harlot ! n
.Arlington indicated in a Cabicgrai
From Lieutenant Col. Edward * to Jn
dlanapoli * Papers Fund for
INDIANAPOLIS , Dec. 23. One o
the afternoon papers early this morn
ing wired Mrs. Lawton :
"Will you accept a monument fror
the people of Indiana ? "
Later In the morning the followiu ;
reply was received from Lieutenan
Colonel Edwards , chfef of staff , actiu ;
for Mrs. Lawton , and who has beei
designated to bring the body to tin
"Yes. Arlington. "
In addition to $950 raised in fii
city for Mrs. Lawton , there has beei
subcrlbed already $525 toward a mon
ument for General Lawton. Bass post
Grand Army of the Republic , at For
Wayne , tonight set a day for a mas :
meeting for popular subscriptions ti
the monument fund and formulated i
request to Mrs. Lawton , asking tha
the body be buried at his old homi
Judge R. S. Taylor of Fort Waym
is here. General Lawton Was a lav
student in his office after the civi
war. Said he :
"He was the man I looked to sub
due the natives. If England had soni (
generals like him the British soldiers
would not be caught in any more
Boer traps. "
A call was issued today by tlu
piesident of the Indianapolis Boarc
of Trade for a meeting of the bean
of governors tomorrow afternoon
when formal action on the Lawton me
morial will be taken- and a cmmittet
will be named to act in conjunction
v.'ith the committee named by Presi
dent English of the Commercial club ,
At Richmond a mass meeting was
held today to start a movement tc
raise a fund for the erection of a
monument to the memory of Genera !
Lawton in Indianapolis. All of the
Grand Army of the Republic posts ol
the city met last night and adopted
resolutions. Nearly all of them vol
unteered subscriptions either to the
monument or aid fund , or both.
From the general interest evinced
in the two movements it is believed
Indiana will raise $25,000 for the
monument in a week or more and a
sum over half as large will be raised
for Mrs. Lawton. Three newspapers
of the city are featuring the funds
and devoting their first pages to their
AWTUL CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY.
E'.cven Children Uurncd to Dealh While
QUINCY , 111. , Dec. 23 While the
Fchool children of St. Francis parochial
chial school , Seventeenth and Vine
streets , were rehearsing this after
noon for an entertainment to be given
next Tuesday evening one of toeir
dresses caught fire from a gas jet and
ten minutes later four of them were
lurned to death , two died an nou _ later
and five others died before midnight.
Half a dozen others were burned more
or less seriously. Irena Freiberg , May
Wavering , Mary Althoff , Bernadina
Freund , Colletta Middeiidorf , Mary
Hickey , Wilhelmina Gutteudorf , Olivia
Timpe , Addie Futterer , Josephine
Benne , Margaret Warner.
All these are between 9 and 11 years
Helen Soebbing and several other
teachers , Father Nicholas and Prof.
Frank Mushold were painfully burned
in trying to save the children.
The fire started in a little dressing
room. Three or four little girls \vere
there dressing for the rehearsal and
laughing gaily among themselves.
A dozen others were grouped in the
wings of the stage near the foot of the
stairs descending from The dressing
The girls in the dressing room had
nearly completed their costumes when
one of them brushed against the gas
jet but which it was will never be
knotf n. A touch of the flame was suf
ficient and in an instant her dress of
cotton and light cloth was in a blaze.
She screamed and ran out of the room ,
communicating the blaze to the others.
Fifty Millions for War.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 23. The ur
gent deficiency appropriation bill , the
irst of the important supply bills for
; he government expenditures , is prac-
: ically made up and the total will
unount to about $51,000,000. The
terns have already been sent in by
; he several departments and these
ire being put together so that the exp
ropriation committee will be able to
submit the bill to the house soon after
t assembles. Of this amount $45,157-
! 71 is asked for the War department ,
md $3,143,740 for the Navy depart-
IJ.iths for Christmas.
LONDON , Dec. 23. Andrew Carne
gie has given § 2,000 to provide swim-
ning baths and a gymnasium for Dun-
lermline. In a letter he says : "This
vill reach you in time to be a Christ-
nas gift to the town from its loyal
; on. "
Forty Children Drowned.
BRUSbELS , Dec. 23. Upward of 40
ichool children were drowned today
n an ice accident at Freylinghem ,
lear the French frontier. The child-
en of the district had been given a
loliday with permission to play on the
rozen Lys. When the morrimen-t was
it full height the ice broke suddenly
md the children disappeared. A few
vere rescued half dead , but the major-
ty were drowned. Thirty-six have
> een recovered , but others are still
aissing. The catastrophe spread con-
iternation throughout the town , where
learly every family suffered loss.
FAREWELL TO GEN. BROOKE.
Former ( iovernor General Tendered i
Iiiiiuet ou live of Departure.
HAVANA , Dec. 23. Sixty-five pel
sons were present at the farewell bai :
quet tendered to General Brooke it
day at the Paris restaurant. Genera
Manrio Mcnocal presided and Mr. Ei
nest Lee Conant acted as toastmastei
health of General Brooke , said :
"General Brooke was called upon ti
govern Cuba under'the extremely dif
ficult conditions of transition from
the old , narrow system to the new
liberal regime and he did so withou
injuring the rights of any one. Cu
bans will always remember him wltl
gratitude and love. "
Major General Wood , who spoki
biiefly in response to words of wei
come , said :
"The United States Is in Cuba ii
the person of representatives who In
tend to carry out a great work ant
to fulfill strictly the promises of th
United States congress. As for my
self , I can only do what the presideni
has sent me to do , hut I hope to enjoj
the esteem and confidence of the Cu
ban people as General Brooke has en
joyed them. "
General Ludlow said :
"Those American officials who re
main behind may count themselves
fortunate if , when the time comes
for them to leave the island , they arc
followed by the respect and "goo <
wishes of those whom they in turn
leave behind , as General Brooke is
about to do. The Cubans have had
not better friends than the American
General Brooke , in responding , sail !
in part :
"I shall always remember the long
hours of toil in Cuba , but I shall also
ever recall the kindness shown me
by all Cubans , especially by those
who realize that the Americans are
their best friends. "
General Brooke will leave to mor
row for Tampa. A squadron of the
Seventh cavalry and a battery of the
Second artillery , with a band , will
escort him from the palace to the
wharf. A major general's salute will
be fired from Cubanas as the steamer
leaves the harbor at 3 o'clock.
A governor general's salute will be
fired in honor of General Wood.
The Patria says :
"Cubans were formerly accustomed
to say that the autonomists forfeited
ail right to be called Cubans by the
shameless manner in which they
abused their short term of office , giv
ing all the good billets to their own
kinsmen and friends. But , after the
shameful way in which the first revo
lutionary government has wound up
its first term of office , having given
all the billets it could to its own
friends , the Cubans are forced to re
alize that Spanish corruption has
contaminated the heart of the pres
ent generation. We must look to the
schoolmaster to build a generation of
honest citizens. "
At today's meeting of the municipal
council a motion was made to send
an address of thanks to 'President McKinley -
Kinley for his candid references to
the Cuhan people and the future of
Cuba in his recent message to con
gress. The motion was rejected on
the ground , as asserted by the politi
cal speaker in opposition , that the
message contained nothing new , but
merely reiterated a former promise.
DISASTER AT MALE' .
Enormous Rock , on "Which 'Stood Capu
chin Hotel Slips Into Se.i.
ROME , Dec. 23. A terrible disater
took place this afternoon at Amalfi ,
the poular tourist resort on the Gulf
About 2 o'clock an enormous rock ,
on which stood the Capuchin hotel ,
slipped bodily into the sea with a deaf-
ing roar , without a moment's warning ,
carrying with it the hotel , the old Ca
puchin monastery below , the Hotel
Santa Clerina and several villas.
Many people were buried in the de
bris , which crushed four vessels to the
bottom of the sea , destroying their
crews. The mass of earth which
slipped was about 50,000 cubic yards.
The population is in a state cf tc'-
rcr , fearing fresh calamities. Troops
have arrived on the scene and begun
rescue work. It is believed that the
loss of life is heavy , including a num
ber of monks and the occupants ct
: he hotels and villas. As yet it is im
possible to ascertain the exact num-
Carnegie Increases AVages.
PITTSBURG , Dec. 23. The Carne-
jie Steel company , limited , poste.l to-
lay at its various works in this vicin-
tjV the Duquense Steel works and
jlast furnaces , the Edgar Thompson
Steel works , furnaces and foundry , the
Carrie furnaces , the Homestead Steel
vorks , the Lucy furnaces , the Key
stone Bridge works , the Upper Union
aills and the Lower Union mills , not-
ces reading substantially as follows :
'Taking effect on January 1,19QO , com-
non labor at these works will be in-
ireased to $1.60 per day , and all other
lay turn and tonnage labor ( with cer-
ain exceptions ) will be increased in
> ronortion" .
Bids for Al.iska Jlail Service.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 23. The post-
iffice has prepared circulars inviting
iropcsals for carrying the mails next
iummer from both San Francisco and
Seattle to St. Michaels and all points
ilong the Yukon river as far as Daw-
ion City , Canada ; for Nome , Alaska ,
vhere the rush for gold seekers is ex-
iceted next spring , and for additional
; ervice to offices on the Alaskan coast.
Indian Uprising in the West.
TACOMA , Wash. , Dec. 23. Settlers
iving around Lalla lake in Chilet , B.
" . , have been attacked by Indians ,
I'ho object to white settlers. Two
veoks ago they surrounded Rancher
i'ranklin and his neighbors and
hreatened to murder them if thy did
lot leave the country. In a fight which
ollowed several redskins were wouad-
d. Becoming alarmed eight families
tarted for Alexis Creek , but when
hree miles from home they were sur-
ounded and captured and feared they
? ould be shot.
is Brought From Sau Mateo by Hi
Staff and Porce of Oavalry.
NECESSARY TO BRIDGE THE RIVEl
Ilody I'laccd In Vault lit El I'aeo Ccme
tery Death Cauttcs MnlrcrHal 8orro\
la Manilla Thirteen American
Wounded The Situation at the Fron !
MANILA , Dec. 21. Major Genera
Lawton's body- was brought from Sai
Meteo to Manila , this afternoon , hi
staff and a body of cavalry acting a
escort. It was found necessary ti
bridge the river.
The funeral will take place from hi :
late residence here , a mansion former
ly occupied by a Spanish general.
The body has been placed temporarily
arily in a vault in El Pace cemetery
where many of the American soldier :
have been interred and a guard o
honor will be maintained.
When Mrs. Lawton and her fou :
children have completed their arrange
ments for returning to the Unite (
States the remains will be taken on J
transport with an escort of officen
for final interment , as is thought proD
able here , in Arlington cemetery.
General Lawton's death has causec
universal sorrow in Manila. N (
American officer had greater popular
ity among all ranks and in his deal
ings with the natives he commaudec
their respect and confidence to a re
markable degree. The mayors whonr
he installed in the neighboring towns
are arranging to attend the funeral ir
To his executive ability and persona
leadership is chieliy duo the brilliani
execution of tHe plan cf campaign ir
north Luzon , which has sratterd tli <
insurrectionary forces from San Isidrc
to the Gulf of Lingayen. That section
of the island which had to be trav-
eise during the very worst seson ol
the year presented difficulties consid
ered by all acquainted with it to bt
almost insurmountable , but Geneva !
Lawton thoroughly covered the pvo-
gtam assigned him.
When he reached Tayug and found
that the other division had not ar
rived he went through to Dagupan on
is own responsibility. Although he
imposed great hardship on his men he
invariably shared their lot cheerily.
Thirteen American officers , includ
ing three officers , were wounded in the
engagement at San Mateo , where Gen
eral Lawton was killed. Captain
Breckenridge's wound is not consid
ered dangerous , although the bullet
penetrated his arm and side.
It is estimated that the insurgents
numbered 500 and half of them were
armed with rifles. The Americans
numbered 1,300 , but the command had
been much depleted by sickness.
The wagon trains found the roads
impassable and was obliged to return.
The insurgents retired to the north
east leaving six dead.
They have other forces near Taytay.
This region , atlhough close to Manila ,
has proved the most difficult from
which to dislodge the enemy. It is
now reported that the insurgents in
tend to concentrate at Santa Cruz.
Languna province , and in the district
east of Laguna de Bay.
The American secret service reports
that Aguinalclo has joined the Mari-
CONDOLENCES FROM PRESIDENT.
UeKinley Expresses Sorrow Over Heath
WASHINGTON , Dec. 21. The pres
ident today sent the following cable
gram to General Otis :
"Executive Mansion , Dec. 2 ] . Ma
jor General Otis , Manila : I have learn-
3d with inexpressible sorrow of the
3eath of Major General Lawton and
isk to share with the officers and men
af the Eighth corps in their grief. One
Df the most gallant officers of the army
lias fallen. At the time the sad news
: ame to us his nomination as briga
dier general of the regular army was
made for transmission to the senate ,
jut no rank can enhance his name.
He rose from the ranks of the Ninth
Indiana volunteer infantry , filling
jvery grade in the service to that of
raajor general of volunteers , and in
; hree wars was conspicuous for brav-
jry and devotion to duty. The couu
; ry mourns the death of this intre
pid leader. Convey to Mrs. Lav/tot
ny heartfelt sympathy in her over-
"WILLIAM McKINLEY. "
'ROMINENT MEN HELPING BOERS.
CHICAGO , 111. . Dec. 21. Peter Van
Schaack , ex-president of the Holland
society of Chicago , said today that he
mows of forty-eight men who are
; oing from this city to join the Boer
orces in the field , and that he expects
he movement to grow until there will
o an exodus of Dutch sympathiers
zrom New York and other ports to
outh Africa. He said :
"Holland's people arc patriotic. I
mow of men in Chicago who are going
o fight with their countrymen in the
[ "ransvaal and who will pay their owj
xpenses. The pro-Boer movement in
his country has some big men behind
t , such men as Mayor Van V.'yok and
lobert B. Roosevelt of New York. 01
ourse , Mayor Van Wyck is compelled
o work carefully because of his of-
icial position , but he is nevertheless
Logan Died a HeroV .Death
YOUNGSTOWN , O. , De . 1. A iet-
er written by Lieutenant Colonel
Jrerton of the Thirt--third infantry ,
i'lio was with Major Jo n A. Logan
, 'hen he was killed has been received
y Mrs. Logan. It sets at rest the
tory circulated that he was killed by
is own men. The letter is dated San
'abian , November 12 , and says : "Your
usband died a hero , while leading in
attle the command tovlich he had
een assigned upon joining his regi-
lent , the Third battalion. His battal-
3n was the advance guard of the regi-
lent in attack upon the town of San
CARNEGIE OPENS ! IIS PURSf ,
Uff .rM to Mal < thu City of Lincoln 1'n.M
cnt of a l.Ihmry HuUillng.
WASHINGTON , ec. 22. Chalrmai
Mercer of the public buildings ani
grounds committee today received i
letter from Andrew Carnegie announc
Ing that he would give $75,000 to thi
city of Lincoln for a public librar ;
building , the Lincoln library havini
burned down in the disastrous fire o
several months ago.
The conditions surrounding this gift
Mr. Mercer believes , will be the sann
as those exacted from other cities
Washington , Fairfleld. la. , Savanna !
and Pittsburg , that the city must do
natc a site and guarantee a certair
yearly sum for its maintenance , whlcl
will probably amount to $5,000.
This is the most munificent Christ
mas gift the state of Nebraska has
ever received and will be , undoubtedly
accepted by the municipality of Lin
coin. Carnegie has given in this waj
upwards of $2,000,000 for libraries
throughout the United States.
LINCOLN , Dec. 22. Members oi
the Lincoln Public library board liavt
been corresponding with Andrew Car
negie for several weeks with a view tc
securing a donation for the contsruc
tion of a library building , and althougli
he spoke encouragingly of the plar
from the start , it was not known till
tonight that their efforts had met witli
success. It is supposed that the gift
is made conditional on the city of Liir
coin , making an annual appropriation
of a specified sum for maintaining the
library and purchasing new books and
periodicals , and that It shall furnish
a suitable site for the building , all oi
which will undoubtedly be complied
with by the city council.
The Lincoln public library was de
stroyed by fire with the Masonic Tem
ple building three months ago. Since
then about 3,000 volumes have been col
lected for a new library and the avail
able funds remaining in the treasury
amount to about $ G,000. The annual
levy made by the city council for the
library is 1 mill , which brings in a rev
enue of only $5,000 a year. Unless the
conditions are such that they cannot be
complied with by the council , the dona
tion , will , of course , be accepted.
SENATOR JONES fllLL OF HOPE.
Says the Democratic .Prospects Are
Jtrightor Than Kver.
CHICAGO , Dec. 22. Senator James
K. Jones , chairman of the democratic
national committee , looked into party
affairs at headquarters in the Unity
building today. He assured everybody
that the propspects for democratic
success next year are brighter than
they were in 1800. He said only W.
J. Bryan would be mentioned as can
didate for president in the convention.
The senator would not say where or
when he thought the convention
should be held. He denied a story-
sent from Washington that he had
repudiated the system of collecting
money for a campaign fund and had
discharged Richard S. Taylor , one of
"The system of collecting money , * ' he
continued , " \vas inaugurated ly me. It
has been a success and is worthy the
support of all democrats. There are no
differences between former Governor
Stone and myself and never have been.
I approve all he did while I was in
ONE LAWYER KILLS ANOTHER.
Couiifecl on Opposite Sides of a Case in n
ST. LOUIS , Dec. 22. A special to
the post-Dispatch from Dallas , Tex. ,
says : F. M. Ethcridge , one of the
most prominent lawyers in the city ,
today shot Attorney Edwin 0. Harrell ,
who is equally well known , four times ,
in a crowded elevator in the North
Texas building. Harrell died later at
Harrell had a pistol half cocked in
his hand as he fell in the lobby in
front of the elevator shaft. Ethcride
is in custody.
The men were employed as counsel
an opposite sides in litigation involv
ing cotton mill property and quarreled -
reled concerning professional affairs.
FILIPINOS BUY ARTILLERY.
Place Big Order for Heavy Guns With a
LONDON , Dec. 22. An authority
who is to be relied upon for the in
formation he gives told me yesterday
that the Filipinos have placed a large
arder with a continental firm for ar-
"But , " I asked him , "where are the
Filipinos getting the money ? "
"Oh , " he said , "they have plenty of
aoney to keep things going. "
Sheepmen Ask Legislation.
FORT WORTH , Tex. , Dec. 22. Four
lays of warm debate is promised dtir-
ng the annual convention of the Na-
.ional Live Stock association , which
onvenes here on the ICth of next
nonth. The subjects which will cause
hese discussions are :
The reopening of the forest reserves
o sheepmen ; terminal charges at the
Chicago rnarkt ; feeding in transit
ates on live stock shipments and the
easing of public lands.
May Call the Legislature.
JEFFERSON CITY , Mo. , Dec. 22.
'aul B. Moore , private secretary to
Jovernor Stevens , in an interview to-
lay , expressed the opinion that Gov-
rnor Stevens would call an extra ses-
ion of the Missouri legislature some
ime in January , in an endeavor to se-
ure the enactment of a iaw for the
axation of franchises. Governor Ste-
ens is out of the city.
Prominent 3Iaii Suicides.
NEW YORK , Dec. 22. Winslow
tobinson , a wealthy resident of Sta-
leton , S. L , died at his home there
anight from a pistol shot wound , ia-
icted an hour before. The police have
eported the case as one of suicide ,
'he family claim it was accidental
booting. Mr. Robinson had been in
oor health for a long time.
Edgar G. Williams , 51 years of ago.
armerly a manufacturer of mechani-
al and iron toys , committed suicide
i a Brooklyn hotel today by shooting
imself through the heart. Lcc.use 01"
iisine. s and family troubles.
"If you'll help mo by : 'oun ndvlco.
Sir Jasper , " was the young man's re
ply , spoken with a proud humility that
pleased the baronet vastly "If you'll
help mo to prepare It for as good a
woman ns ever lived I shall be grate
ful. I believe , when I bring her back ,
It will be the- first home of real pcaco
she has ever known In her life. I don't
know why I speak tnus to you , but
you'll forgive me. If I'd had such a
father " He stopped in strong emo
tion , which he suppressed by a mighty
effort , adding abruptly. "If I had had
such a father , I should never have
gone to Kimberley. "
The Farm llnatn the Mortgage.
There Is a story from Buffalo County
going the rounds that illustrates the
resources of a Nebraska farm : A farm
er up there from Missouri got discour
aged because ho didn't get rich the first
year , and as there was a mortgage of
$700 on his farm , was about ready to
jump the whole business , but deter
mined to make one more effort and
sowed eighty acres in wheat. It hap
pened to be a poor year for wheat and
the stand was not very good. Conclud
ing that it wasn't worth harvesting he
pulled up his stakes and moseyed back
to Missouri , leaving the farm to fight
the mortgage all by itself. The farm
was equal to the occasion.
The wheat ripened , fell down and de
posited the seed in the soil again. Next
spring the wheat began to grow lus
tily. Some of the neighbors were hon
est enough to write about it down to
the fugitive in Missouri , and he got in
terested enough to come back and take
a look. Then he stopped and harvested
his voluntary crop. lie sold It for
enough to pay off the mortgage and
the rest of his debts and had a tidy lit
tle surplus over , with which he moved
his family back and now declares there
is no state like Nebraska. Lincoln
( Neb. ) Journal.
Purity of mind and conduct is the
first glory of a" woman. Mme. d < ;
Half Kales South tin Omaha and St
I.mils and WY. ! > : iMi Itoatrs.
On the 1st and I'.rd Tuesday of "nch
month the above lines will sell home-
eekers tickets to southern points for
one fare ( phis $2.00) round trip.
WINTER TOURIoi RATES now
on sale to Hot Springs , Ark. , and all
the winter resorts at greatly RE
Remember the 0. & St. tj. and Wabash -
bash , the shortest and quickest routp'
to St. Louis.
Remember the 0. & St. L. and O ,
K. C. & E. is the shortest route to
Qnincy. Unexcelled service to Kansas
City and the south.
For rates , sleeping car accommoda
tion aiu < all information ca i at the
QUINCY ROUTE OFFICE. 1415 Far-
n a in St. ( Paxton Hotel block ) or writ >
Harry E. Moores , City Passenger and
Ticket Agent , Omaha , Neb.
Childhood may do without a grand
purpose , but manhood cannot. Hol
Amongst the cur-
* ous inventions pat-
tnted last week was
a baby rarriago
which can be converted -
verted into a cradle
so that the child
may be rocked ; a
imicycle or bicycle with but one wheel ;
a simple little pocket contrivance to
manufacture cigarettes ; a device for
gauging and marking ladies' skirts ;
mi apparatus for curling hat brims ; a
listed corn cultiavtor ; a sail attach
ment to bicycles , and a rubber horse
Parties desiring free information as
Lo the ! > est methods of securing and
belling patents should address Sires &
2c. , Patent Lawyers , Bee building ,
Dmaha , Neb.
Trust that man in nothing who has
not a conscience in everything.
A HoUon 31 a ii 1'N-ascd.
In conversation with some friend ? ,
i prominent Boston man told of his
sufferings from rheumatism and ner-
, 'ousness , and one of his friends gave
urn .some advice , which will be niea-
.ioned later , and which has proven
G be of incalculable value.
To successfully act on this advice ,
t was necessary to make a trip of
) ver 2,000 mlies , but he undertook it.
md now thanks his friend for the
idvice , as he finds himself fully re-
ieved of bis old trouble and has re-
urned to his home feeling able to
ope with his business demands , a
The advice given was to go to "Hot
Springs , " South Dakota , and there
ake the baths and enjoy the finest cli-
nate of any health resort in America.
If this man was satisfied after mak-
ng a long trip , those residing within
. > few hundred miles and similarly af-
licted can certainly afford to try it ,
ir rather can't afford to neglect to
Ask any agent of the North-Western
.me for full particulars , or write
J. R. BUCHANAN ,
General Passenger Agent ,
F. E. & M. V. R. R. , Omaha , Neb.
U. S. I'atent Ofiice
Inventions for which we prepare
nd prosecute applications for patents
herefor receive free notice , when al-
awed , in our weekly reports pub-
shd in about 500 western newspapers.
S. B. Crane , of Perry , la. , has been
llowed a patent for an electric ap-
aratus specially adapted for advan-
? .geously illuminating cavities in the
uman body for the purpose of exam-
ling the membrance and locations of
lie inflammations and abnormal
rowths and disorders preparatory to
jrgical operations or the application
Four hundred and eighty patents
ere issued this week in which list
re 9 for Iowa , 10 for Nebraska , 8 for
Kansas , 1 for North Dakota , 1 for
auth Dakota , Missouii 8 , Minnesota
Illinois 41 , New York 84.
Valuable information in printed
atter sent to applicants free. Corre-
Consultation and advice free.
THOMAS G. ORWIG & CO.
Registered Patent Attorneys.
Des Moir.es , Dec. 16 , ' 99.
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