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. W. KIMMKIX , Publisher.
MoCOOK , NEBRASKA
The sale is reported of a seat on
the New York Stock exchange for
The department of the Interior is
receiving a large number of requests
for vaccine for use in treating black
leg among cattle.
The Denver , Colo. , manager of the
smelter trust lias announced that the
selling price for lead has been re
duced from ? 4 to $3.90.
James P. Witherow has sued tie
Carnegie Steel company for more ttaa
$40,000,000 damages for alleged in
fringement of patents ,
The state department has received a
cablegram from Consul Long , at Cairo ,
Egypt , announcing that the plague has
'broken out at Alexandria.
The government bulletin gives the
number of goats in the United States
as 400,000 , and the annual production
of mohair over a million pounds.
Stricken with remorse after a
night's carousing with convivial com
panions , Mrs. Eugenia Godfrey , aged
22 , committed suicide at Warsaw , Ind. ,
by taking morphine.
The Burlington & Missouri and the
Santa Fe iroads have announced their
intention of establishing an inter
changeable mileage burea.t for their
own roads June 1.
Samuel M. Nave , one of the best
known wholesale grocers , bankers and
stockmen of the west , died at his home
in St. Joseph , Mo. , of stomach trou
ble , aged 52 years.
Rear Admiral Schley embarked on
the British steamship Clyde at Buenos
Ayres for the United States. Mrs.
Lloyd , wife of the United States min
ister , is also on the ship.
Frank D. Gardner of Illinois , an ex
pert in the soils division of the de
partment of agriculture , has been ap
pointed to take charge of the experi
ment station work in Porto Rico.
Mrs. S. R. Lyons , wife of the presi
dent of Monmouth , 111. , college , com
mitted suicide by hanging. She had
been ailing for some time , but there
was no suspicious of suicidal tendency.
The London Daily Express this
morning says that it understands that
the government has decided to cease
sending reinforcements to South Africa
William H. Hussman , an office em
ploye of the Barrett Manufacturing
company at St. Louis for thirteen
years , confessed that he was an em
bezzler and forger to the extent of
Mrs. Lenora Wheeler , wife cf a
prominent whisky dealer , committed
suicide at Chattanooga , Tenn. , by tak
ing laudanum. Mrs. Wheeler was bit
ten some time ago by a dog supposed
to be mad.
Miss Hattie Rose Laube of South
Dakota , whose engagement to Senator
Clark of Montana is announced , is but
24 years of age. She is well educated
and has been admitted to the bar of
The Frankfurter Zeitung prints a
special dispatch from Constantinople
which says the Turkish government
has raised a loan of 200,000 from the
Ottoman bank to settle the claims of
the Cramps and the Krupps.
The London Morning Post says it is
rumored that an Alexandria firm of
cotton brokers has failed with liabil
ities reported to amount to 250,000 ,
while it is said that the assets show
on paper a margin of 30.000.
F. E. Emery , formerly of the North
Carolina agricultural experiment sta
tion , has been detailed by the secre
tary of agriculture to visit China ,
Japan , the Philippines and other east
ern countries with a view to extend
ing the markets for American dairy
Apparently crazed from fancied
wrongs , a farmer named Revenger ,
living near Steele , N. D. , shot Nels
Olsen in the neck inflicting a serious
wound ; then shot Peter Levine in the
wrist , and committed suicide. He left
a letter saying the neighbors had neg
lected and slighted him for years.
Contracts have been signed by Cap
tain John Crowley of Boston for the
immediate construction of two seven-
mast schooners , to be the first vessels
of this type and the largest sailing
ships in the world.
Yellow fever has made its appear
ance at Port Royal , the entrance to
Kingston , Jamaica , harbor.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin ,
who organized the Chicago Board of
Trade battery , was taken to the insane
asylum at Anna , HI.
General MacArthur at Manila has
Informed the war department of the
death of Major William Monaghan ,
Carrie Scott , aged 8 years , is dead
and her sister , Edna , aged 4 years , is
in a critic/ condition at Denver , Colo.
as the result of eating candy Easter
eggs , which had been colored with
dyes containing arsenic.
The report that Aguinaldo has sign
ed his manifesto is denied officially ,
the delay being caused by minor dlf
Hew Philippine Schedule Probably With
held Until Insular Oases Are Decided ,
A CHANGE MAY BE UNNECESSARY.
Work of Adjustment Progresses , How
ever , Without Interruption Several
Revisions Advised The Clause that
Dairymen Ask For.
WASHINGTON , April 22. It Is not
likely that the new Philippine tariff
\\ill be promulgated until after the de
cision of the supreme court in the in
sular case. It is stated at the War
department , where the matter has re
ceived consideration , that this decis
ion may make it unnecessary for the
government to establish a system of
tariff rates in the Philippines , al
though the department has proceeded
with the work of equalizing the rates
and receiving and considering sugges
tions , as though the coming decision
would not mak any change in the
Some months ago the War depart
ment published the tariff as prepared
by the tariff experts in the Philippines
and approved by the Taft commission ,
Interested parties , especially manufac
turers and shippers , were invited to
examine this proposed tariff and make
suggestions and criticisms. It is in
teresting to note that of the 419 par
agraphs in the proposed tariff only 33
paragraphs have provoked criticism or
suggestion. Even these arc in a mild
tone and nearly all take the form of
suggestion. Some of the more impor
tant suggestions are embodied in the
It is suggested that there will be
difficulty in making duties specific and
that in many cases perhaps ad valor
em duties will be better. There are
some objections to the metric system ,
as American goods are in yard folds
and European goods are in metric
folds. If the yard folds are continued
it would be better for the American
The Manila Chamber of Commerce
asks that four months intervene be
tween the promulgation of the tariff
and its enforcement. No provision is
made for marking oleomargarine to
distinguish it from butter. The dairy
interests think such a provision desir
able. A lower rate is asked for gas
oline to be used for fuel and for
launches. An ad valorem duty is ad
vised upon precious stones and
watches. One firm suggests that cop
peras and oxide should be upon the
It is claimed that cotton varn should
not be admitted at a lower rate than
fabrics woven from such yarn , also
that the weight and washing of cot
ton tissues should be changed in the
interest of the coarser cotton fabrics.
There has been quite an extensive dis
cussion of this subject and it has been
pointed out that the changes in the
Cuban tariff also were needed in this
The free entry of "news" print pa
per is advocated. Reductions are ask
ed from 20 to 40 per cent on harness
and saddle makers' wares. It is sug
gested that cheap and expensive ma
chinery should not pay the same
rates. Certain typewriter firms want
the duty on their machines reduced.
A change is asked in the classifica
tion of meat products. It is said that
the duty on alcohol should be dou
bled or manufacturers of whisky will
be able to use the alcohol for making
whisky at much less than the distilled
Sheriff Will Starve Them.
LONDON , Ky. , April 22. The latest
news from Letcher county reached
London tonight. It is that the Rey
nolds crowd has increased until they
now number twenty-eight men ; that
they are fortified in a brick house on
the head of Millstone creek ; that the
sheriff has them surrounded with a
posse of sixty men , some of them com
ing from the Virginia side , and that
they refuse to surrender unless they
can dictate terms , which means bail
of their own making. It is said there
is no way by which they can escape ,
and the sheriff says he will starve
them into a surrender.
News From Lord Kitchener.
LONDON , April 22. The war office
has received a dispatch from Lord
Kitchener , reporting that since April
18 the various British commanders
have taken eighty-one prisoners , to
gether with 100,000 rounds of ammu
nition and many horses , cattle ana
wagons. Lord Kitchener reports also
the surrender of twenty Boers since
Costs Pennsylvania&iuch Loss.
PITTSBURG , April 22 The most
widespread and destructive storm ,
from a material point of view , has
passed. Jt has left a zone of ruin 200
miles in diameter. Electric plants or
their wires are damaged and the gas
in the mains is generally turned off ,
so half a million or more people are
tonight groping in darkness. A railroader
reader caught in a wreck caused by a
landslide and death of an old woman
from shock are the only fatalities.
REPULSED BY THE BOXERS.
Gen. Reid's Punjab Infantry Encounton
Stronger Force Than Anticipated.
PEKIN , April 22. Brigadier General
A. F. Reid , commanding the Third
brigade of the India Imperial Service
troops in China , who is now at Shan
Hai Kwan , sent a company of Punjab
infantry to disperse a band of rob
bers in the neighborhood of Fu Ning.
A force of Boxers and robbers , more
than 1,000 strong , attacked the Indian
troops , killing Major Browning and
one Sepoy and woundnig others. The
company retreated to Fu Ning. Re
inforcements have been sent from Shan
Hai Kwan. The Boxers are apparent
ly well armed with modern rifles.
PAO TING FU , Saturday , April 20.
This city has been- for the last few
jdays a Tig French military -camp.
It is now estimated that 8,000 French
troops and 6,000 Germans will form
the entire force when all the rein
forcements have arrived. There is no
truth in the current reports concern
ing severe fighting between the out
posts and the Chinese.
Three mei. left yesterday under escort
cert to convey Emperor Kwang Hsu's
first order to General Liu to retire im
mediately into the province of Shan
Si. Prince Clung and other Chinese
officials say the Chinese general has
already retired , but their confirmations
or denials are considered very unre
Civil Service Commission Defers Date for
WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 22.
The civil service commission an
nounces that the examination adver
tised for April 23 , 1901 , for the po
sition of department assistant in the
rhilippine service , has been postponed
to June 3"and 4 , and that this exam
ination will be held in any city in the
United States where postal free deliv
ery has been established. Competitors
in the examination in addition to tak
ing the regular examination required
for this position also may take one
or more of certain optional subjects ,
for which due credit will be given.
Particular attention is called to the
fact that within a few months it is
probable that a number of financial
agents will be needed. These agents
will be selected for this examination
and the selections will be confined as
far as practicable to those who have
shown proficiency in the optional sub
jects of bookkeeping and finance and
who have passed the regular examina
tion. The salary of the position of
financial agent will be about $2,000
The entrance salary of ihe position
of department assistant will not be
less than $1,200 per annum.
KOREA DECIDES TO BORROW.
Would Be Pleased to Secure Five Million
Yen From France.
Yokohama , April 22. The Korean
government , according to advices just
received from Seoul , the capital of
Korea , has decided to borrow from
France 5,000,000 yen for the purpose
of constructing the Northern railway
from Seoul to Wikiu. It is asserted
that it was objected to pledging the
Korean customs for security of this
loan , which created a desire in certain
quarters for the dismissal of Mr. Mc-
Leavy Brown , the director general of
According to the same advice , Vice
Admiral Seymour and Sir Claude M.
MacDonald , British minister to Japan ,
have arrived at Chemtipo , Korea , on
board the British cruiser Powerful , and
it is said they will have an audience
with Emperor Yi Yieung.
Pioneer Salmon Packer Dead.
BERKELEY , Gal. , April 22. Joseph
Hume , the pioneer salmon packer of
the Pacific coast , is dead. Death was
due to heart disease. Mr. Hume es
tablished the first salmon cannery on
the Columbia river in 1874. In 1890
his business interests were transferred
Democratic Leader Dead.
DOVER , Del. , April 22. Former
Congressman J. C. Stockley , a pictur
esque figure in Delaware politics and
a former democratic leader , died last
evening after a long illness at his
home in Georgetown.
Snoirslide's Fatal Sivecp.
TELLURIDE , Colo. , April 20. This
afternoon a snowslide carried away
the bunk and boarding house of the
Alta mine near here. R'cliard Pen-
oergast , the cook , lost his life.
Germany , the United States. Great
Britain and Spain have refused the
Venezuelan courts as fit tribunals to
adjudicate claims involving the rights
Free llunlts at Encampment.
CLEVELAND , April 22. Col. James
Hayr , chairman of the Grand Army
standing committee on free quarters ,
announced today that he and his col
leagues of the committee had secured
secured free quarters in schoolhouses
and halls for 27,000 veterans at the
encampment here September 9 to 14
next. Colonel Hayr is now ready to
receive applications for free quarters.
He invites the same at the earliest
possible date and promises good care.
DEATH ENDS WILD DEBAUCH.
A Cherry Comity Man Who la Better
Dead Than Alive.
VALENTINE , Neb. , April 22.
Word was received her.e that William
Hatten had committed suicide near his
home on the Niobrara river , about ten
miles north of Merriman. He had
been in Merriman during the day and
was drinking hard and after nightfall
started home horseback , crazy drunk ,
stating that he was going to kill his
wife and mother-in-law and then end
his own life. Upon reaching home
about 11 o'clock he shot at his wife
with a revolver. His wife , frightened
by his actions and the report , fell
over as though dead , though not hit
at all. Thinking her to be dead he
then fired at his mother-in-law , the
bullet passing through her clothing ,
but only grazing her body. Then
Hatten left the house ami jumping
upon his horse rode down to a niegh-
bor's , close by , telling what he had
done , and when he learned that they
were making preparations to place
him under arrest he left the room
and going outside placed the muzzle
of the revolver in his mouth and fired ,
State Hoard of I | gatlon.
LINCOLN , Neb. , April-22. With the
exception of an assistant secretary for
the second district , the State Board
of Irrigation has completed the ap
pointment of officers and employes for
the irrigation department. Secretary
Dobson will probably assume the du
ties of the office with the other ap
pointees about May 1. Secretary
Channell who was appointed a year
ago by Governor Poynter , will remain
in office until that time. The full list
of irrigation department officials and
employes is : Secretary of the Board of
Irrigation and state engineer , Adna
Dobson , Lincoln ; assistant secretary
for the first irrigation district , H. 0.
Smith , Lexington ; assistant secretary
of the board , B. Forbes , Beatrice ;
stenographer , Miss Fannie Steinmetz ,
Suit Against Bondsmen.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , April 22. Judge
Hellenbuch will hold an equity term
of the district court here. The suit
of the state against the bondsmen of
ex-County Treasurer James W. Lynch ,
to recover the sum of $30,000 , in
which he is still in default , will come
up on a motion by the defense to re
quire the prosecution of its petition to
designate the term of office in which
the shortage occurred. L nch served
two terms and each set of his bonds
men is sued for the full amount , evi
dently on account of the inability of
the county attorney to determine
when the default took place.
Mangled by Wagon Wheels.
KEARNEY , Neb. , April 22. News
was received of the death of Henry
Huff , a farmer , four and one-half
miles northwest of Pleasanton. He
had been to town in the forenoon and
disposed of a load of hogs , leaving
for home at 12. About 1 o'clock he
was discovered in the pasture of his
farm lying dead , with his head and
face mangled. His injuries resulted
from being caught in the wheels.
First Kejjitnent Transportation.
LINCOLN , Neb. , April 22. Contrib
utors to the First regiment transpor
tation fund last summer are beginning
to file claims against the appropria
tion allowed by the last legislature.
The claims will be checked over and
compared with the records of the gov
ernor's office and will be acted on by
the auditor the same as other claims.
Child falls on Shear * .
HILDRETH , Neb. , April 22. The
fourteen-months-old child of George
Rice , southwest of town , fell with its
face on the open points of a pair
of scissors. The blades penetrated
the brain , between the eyes , killing
the child instantly. The accident oc
curred while the mother was at work
at the sewing machine.
Thorn Pierces Eyeball.
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , April 22.
While Al Baker , a farm hand in the
employ of Henry Hasness , was trim
ming a hedge fence , he struck a limb
in such a manner that the thorn
pierced the right eyeball. The phy
sician thinks it impossible to save
the sight of the organ.
Nebraska Will Get Seven.
WASHINGTON , D. C. . April 22.
Representative Mercer , who saw the
president , says the list of about 500
appointments as lieutenants in the ar
my will be made public the latter part
or this or the early part of next week.
Nebraska will receive seven of the ap
Aped Couple Dies Together.
CRETE , Neb. , April 22. The fun
eral of Samuel Ovcrcash and his wife
was held Saturday. They were both
very old and had expressed the desire
to die at the same time and their de
sire was fulfilled. Both died the same
day from the infirmities of age and
were bv 'led in the same grave and
same coffin. They were the father and
mother of J. F. Overcash of this city ,
one of the founders of the Crete Dem
f ARM WORK DELAYED.
Climate and Crop Service Bulletin Says
LINCOLN , Neb. , April 20. G. A.
Loveland , director of the Nebraska
section of climate and ciop service ,
has issued the following crop bulle
The last week has been cold and
wet , with less than the normal amount
of sunshine. The daily mean temper
ature for the week has averaged two
degrees below the normal. The range
of temperature has been small , the
minimum temperature generally being
above freezing and the maximum be
tween 50 and 60 degrees.
Cloudy weather , with showers , has
prevailed during the week , and the
rainfall has been above normal in
nearly all parts of the state. In the
northeastern counties along the Mis
souri river the -rainfall - was but little
more than a quarter of an inch , or
about half the normal amount. In
most of the central and western coun
ties the rainfall exceeded an inch , and
in the south central part of the state
it ranged from two to three inches.
The wet weather has retarded farm
work in all except the extreme north
eastern counties , where fair progress
has been made and considerable wheat
sown. In other counties some wheat
and oats were sown the first of the
week and some seed remained uncov
ered during the rains of the last half
of the week. A very little plowing
for corn has been done. The work is
about ten days behind normal ad
vancement on the 15th of April. Win
ter wheat and rye have grown well
and continue in fine condition. Grass
is starting slowly.
FOURTEEN STEERS INTERCEPTED
A Douglas County Cattleman the Victim
OMAHA , April 20. Colonel Pratt ,
who is one of the wealthy stock grow
ers of the county and feeds large num
bers of cattle , was looking over his
herds recently , when he discovered
that fourteen of his best steers had
disappeared. Going to South Omaha ,
he found the animals in the stock
yards and then commenced an investi
gation. Men about the yards informed
him that the animals had been pur
chased from A. T. Klabunke , who was
soon located and placed under arrest
and lodged in the county jail.
Klabunke informed the sheriff that
he bought the cattle from Herman ,
Fred and Charles Penke , farmers re
siding near Bennington and not more
than a mile from Pratt's feeding
grounds. He said that these people
drove the cattle into Omaha in the
night and that he purchased them ,
supposing that they were owned by
the Penkes. He denies any criminal
connection with the deal.
COUNTIES TO GET THE FEES.
Supreme Court Cuts Off Perquisites of
Clerks of District Courts.
LINCOLN , Neb. , April 20. The con
stitutionality of the law enacted by
the legislature of 1899 , putting clerks
of the district courts on a salary basis ,
has been finally determined , and the
surplus fees of these officials must
hereafter be turned into the public
The final settlement of the question
is made in a decision of the Nebraska
supreme court. The opinion is by
Chief Justice Norval and is written on
the rehearing of the case of the state
ex rel. Douglas county against Albyn
The case was originally brought in
the district court of Douglas county.
It was sought to compel Frank to ac
count to the county for all fees above
? 5,000 per year the limit fixed by the
law in question for counties of more
than 100,000 population received by
him as clerk of the district court.
Superintendent of Chnutauqua.
BEATRICE , Neb. , April 20. Rev.
C. S. Dudley , formerly pastor of the
Centenary Methodist church of this
city , now living in Chicago , is here for
a few days on business. Mr. Dudley
has been selected as superintendent of
the Beatrice Chautauqua assembly ,
which meets here in June.
Fireman Moore Surviving.
OMAHA , April 20. Fireman Robert
Moore , seriously injured in the wreck
at Gibson , is resting uneasily at St.
Joseph's hospital. He has rallied suf
ficiently to give the physician some
hope for his recovery.
Marriage a Failure.
SUPERIOR , Neb. , April 20. A di
vorce petition has been filed before
the district court now in session. Jack
L. Galbreth , a groom of three weeks ,
charges his wife with extreme cruelty
Seeking to Save Dinsmorc.
LINCOLN , Neb. , April 20. The su
preme court has under consideration
a motion for a rehearing of the case
of Frank Dinsmore , sentenced to be
hanged for the murder of Fred Lane
at Odessa , and if this motion is over
ruled the attorneys for the convicted
man will immediately appeal to Gov
ernor Dietrich for executive clemency.
Governor Dietrich has already been
interviewed by Dinsmore's attorneys ,
but the matter will again be taken up.
Washington a check for D cents
made uy mm wim - . *
Surteen years ago , -when he was postmaster
in that state. And
master of a village
yet he does not propose to have the-
check cashed , but will have "framed
and hung up in his house as evidence
' . He Is as
of Uncle Sam's squareness.
generous and appreciative as 1 * a Boston
of whom the Herald tells ,
ton poet ,
who sent a poem to a New
odical and received a check for ? J m
payment therefor. The poet pocketed
the insult , and the unwished check ,
now adorns his library in a beautiful
Canada' * Comlnj ? Census.
The fourth census of the Dominioa
of Canada is to be taken next year ,
beginning the first week in' April. It
Is expected to be completed within a
month. Besides the enumeration or
the people , industrial and other statis
tics will be compiled as in this coun
try. In the United Kingdom the cen
sus is supposed to be taken in one day ,
but no attempt is mader to do more
than secure a count of the population.
Every sin committed commits on&
yet more to the way of sin.
HUSBAND AND WIFE.
A Veteran of the Civil War Tells on In
EFFINGHAM , 111. , April 22. ( Spe
cial ) . Uriah S. Andrick is now 67
years of age. Mr. Andrick served
through the whole of the Civil "War.
He was wounded , three times by ball ,
and twice by bayonet.
When he entered the service of hls-
country In 1861 , he was hale and
hearty , and weighed 198 pounds. Since
the close of the War however , Mr.
Andrick has had very bad health.
For fifteen years , he never lay dowa
in bed for over an hour at a time. He
had acute Kidney Trouble , which grew
into Bright's Disease. His heart also ,
troubled him very much.
On Oct. 18th , 1900 , he was weighed ,
and weighed only 102 pounds , being
but a shadow of his former self. He
commenced using Dodd's Kidney Pills
on the 26th of last December , and on
Feb. 20th was again weighed , and
weighed 146 pounds. He says :
"I have spent hundreds of dollars
and received no benefit , until on the
26th of December last , I purchased one
box of Dodd's Kidney Pills. I am
cured , and I am free from any pain.
My heart's action is completely re
stored. I have not the slightest trace
of the Bright's Disease , and I can
sleep well all night. I was considered
a hopeless case by everybody , but to
day I am a well man , thanks to Dodd's
"For the last sixteen years my wife
has been in misery with bearing down
pains , pains in the lower part of the
abdomen and other serious ailments.
When she saw what Dodd's Kidney
Pills were doing for me she com
menced to use them. _ She now feels
like another woman , her pains have all
disappeared and -her general health is
better than it has been for years.
"She is so taken up with Dodd's
Kidney Pills and what they have done
for us that she has gone to Mr. Corn
wall's Drug Store and bought them for
some of her friends for fear that if
they went themselves they might make
a mistake and get something else. "
There is something very convincing
in the honest simple story of this old
veteran and his wife.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are the only
Remedy that ever cured Bright's Dis ' * :
ease , Diabetes or Dropsy. They never
The Belles Came.
By way of a joke some one recently
sent to a New York society belle a full
grown camel. The young woman
promptly accepted the gift , which ev
ery evening after the theater crowds
have dispersed is led by a colored ser
vant up and down Broadway for ex
ercise. For the first night or two not
a few revelers were startled into tem
porary sobriety at sight of the un
gainly animal swinging along the road
You can afford to lose the flowers of
time for the seed of eternity.
Sudden and Severe 9e
many of us ,
e but however
ee bad the case
o promptly O
8 and deeply , O
0 soothes and e
e the nerves
and brings o
a sure cure.
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