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F. SI. KIMMEIX , PublUhor.
MoCOOK , NEBRASKA
Nearly all of the foreign ambassa
dors called upon Secretary Hay to bid
him farewell before he left on the
Governor Odell has signed the bill
which authorizes New York City to
accept the $5,200,000 gift of Andrew
Carnegie for a free library system.
A man named Petroff attempted to
enter the royal palace at Bucharest ,
the Roumanian capital , with a view to
murdering King Charles , but was pre
vented by the sentries after a severe
Suit has been Instituted against the
Chicago Northwestern railroad for
$250,000 damages by forty-four claim-
ans alleged to have been Injured In
the wreck at Depre , Wis. , June 24 , of
Carefully compiled statistics of the
Gazette show the gold production of
the Cripple Creek district up to the
close of April make a total of over
$100,000,000. Gold was first found in
this camp In 1889.
The London Times announces the
approaching marriage of Mr. Archi
bald Edward Balfour , second son of
Mr. Archibald Balfour of London , to
Miss Vivian May , eldest daughter of
Mrs. Sartoris of v ashington.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says
the Russian government has forbidden
the exhibition at Moscow of Repine's
lief size portrait of Count Leo Tolstoi ,
representing him in the costume of a
peasant and barefooted.
While the first train from Pekin to
Tien Tsin was traversing the bridge
between Lo Fa and Yang Tsum , it was
derailed through the collapse of a cul
vert Eleven Chinese were killed and
forty Chinese and twenty Americans
injured. One American cannot recov
The Michigan house of representa
tives passed by unanimous vote a
stringent anti-cigarette law , and if
concurred in by the senate and signed
by Governor Bliss , it will be unlawful
to manufacture , sell or give away any
cigarette or cigarette paper in that
The London Daily Chronicle says it
learns that Dr. Ludwig Mend has dis
covered a method of producing illu
minating coal gas at two pence per
1,000 feet , which will effect a revolu
tion by cheapening electric power and
also as bearing upon the production of
open hearth steel.
Norris Humphrey , for twenty-five
years a leading business man of Lin
coln , Neb. , committed suicide by
shooting. The death a y.ear ago of
his brother and partner brought about
a receivership for the property , and
the litigation which followed , it is
said , unbalanced his mind.
Forest fires are raging at a number
of upper Michigan peninsula points ,
and unless there is a drenching rain
soon great damage will be done and
many hamlets and villages endanger
ed. ' The whole north country is very
dry , less than a quarter of an Inch
of rain having fallen during the
There really seems some reason to
expect an early advance in diamonds.
This has Jiot been decided upon , but
five firms in London which control the
market and are themselves controlled
by the De Beers Mining company of
South Africa , think it probable that
the price of diamonds would have been
much higher but for the war.
It is reported from Belgrade that
the Albanians in old Servia are com
mitting wholesale atrocities.
Fred Dickson , well known as on op
era singer with the Bostonians , was
iound at Hough's Neck , Mass. , hang
ing in his cottage.
Three cases of the bubonic plague
Imvo occurred at Bazra , Asiatic Tur
Seven fresh cases of bubonic plague
have been discovered at Capetown and
five Europeans and two colored people
have died from the diease.
The Union clue of Cleveland , 0. ,
whose membership comprises the
wealthiest and most prominent busi
ness and professional men of Cleve
land , has decided to build a new club
Louse at the corner of Euclid avenue
and Harrison street to cast $800,000.
The comptroller of the currency has
decided that additional rooms which
the collector of customs at New York
proposed to build in the custom house
out of the appropriation for repairs
cannot bo constructad under the ap
Postmaster Samuel G. Dorr of Buf
falo died of heart-disease. ,
L. P. Hunner , on trial for illegal
banking , pleaded guilty at Alma , Wis. ,
to the charge of receiving -money after
.knowing the bank was insolvent and
was sentenced to one year at Waupun.-
A. D. Ingersoll , the largest land own
er in Tazewell county , died at Pontiac ,
111. , where he was on a visit to his
daughter. He was 75 years of age.
He owned 1,600 acres of land in Taze-
" -well county and 1,268 acres in Mason
Minister Conger Says Emperor is Willing
to Expedite a Settlement ,
ANXIOUS TO DO ALL THAT HE CAN
Considers It Difficult for the Eleven Min
isters to Agree Upon a Modes Vivendi
Nevertheless Ft els Certain Powers
Beach Conclusion In Short Time.
NEW YORK , May 6. Minister E.
H. Conger , who has lately returned
to this country , furnishes an article
on the Chinese situation which "will
appear in the coming number of
Leslie's Weekly. Mr. Conger says in
"Unless matters have changed very
materially since I left China six
weeks ago , the powers will reach
some conclusion in regard to the
Chinese very soon. Of course it is
difficult for eleven men to agree on
anything , especially when they have
eleven governments with differing
views behind them. China is perfectly
willing to do anything that the pow
ers 'agree upon that Js , within her
ability to accomplish. She is only too
anxious to expedite these matters and
settle down to peaceful pursuits again-
Of course the powers must not de
mand an indemnity which China will
be physically unable to raise. It is
not certain that , finally , some nation
may not demand territory of China
in lieu of a money indemnity. It "is
perfectly certain that if any nation
does make this demand , the partition
of China will follow , and this will in
evitably cause much dissention be
tween the powers. These difficulties
and disputes would be long in the
settling , and would lead to terrible
confusion in China.
"Russia has so far mitigated her
demands that there is not now much
danger of serious difficulty between
her and Japan. Personally , I am very
much in favor of the continued ex
istence of China as an empire , gov
erned by her own emperor. It will
save us and all the rest of the world
lots of trouble if the integrity of the
empire is maintained.
"As far as the punishment of Chi
nese officials goes , China has already
done all that she could. - Something
out of the ordinary had to be de
manded by the powers , for it takes a
good deal of punishment to impress
this people and this was no ordinary
offense. In some cases the officials
whose punishment was demanded
were more powerful than the govern
ment , uiid then , of course , the pun
ishment could not be enforced. Ex
cept in these cases , everything was
done as the powers demanded.
"At home I understand that I was
thought bloodthirsty , but in China I
was the most lenient of all the min
isters , except one. We knew the con
ditions better than those who were
not there could possibly know them.
Drastic measures were demanded , but
I do not think that we were cruel.
What would seem a very severe pun-
ishmcnt to us at home would not im-
press the Chinese at all , for the rea
son that they indulge in so many
cruel and unusual punishments. The
reports of cruelty on the part of sol
diers have been grossly exaggerated ,
though I am sure that there was
plenty of brutality on the part of in
dividual soldiers. As an army , the
allies were exceedingly well behaved.
Nor r/ere the stories of unrestricted
looting true. In Pekin the soldiers
took what they needed , of course , just
as we would have seized anything we
needed while we were caged up in the
compound had we been able to fasten
upon anything that would help us to
withstand the siege. As for the
stories of missionary looting , they
are undisguisedly false. The mission-
tries did not loot , "
KILLS A VALENTINE INDIAN.
Ladcaux la Held for the Slaying of John
VALENTINE , Neb. , May 6. As the
result of imbibing too much firewater
Friday night several Indians engaged
in a row among themselves on the
outskirts of town , where they were
camped. The -row resulted in Antine
Ladeaux shooting John Bull-Walks-
Behind , the ball taking effect in the
left side just below the heart and
ranging toward the backbone. Sev-
ral Indians seized Ladeaux after he
had done the shooting , bound him
hand and foot with ropes and then
turned him over to the sheriff. They
called a physician to attend to the
'Enthuse Over Wyoming : OH.
OGDEN , Utah , May G. F. M. Phelps
and other California men returned
from the Fossil oil fields in western t
Wyoming and report the discovery of
nnumerable springs of the flowing oil
which has been determined to be a
ubricant. H. L. Griffin and S. A.
Hubbell , from Bakersfield , Cal. , who
have made the locations in the dis
trict , state that the wells spring up
through fault in the formation , indi ed
cating immense resrvolrs of oil.
THERE ARE MANY MISSING.
Jacksonville Still Unable to Reckon Mor
tal Cost of fire.
JACKSONVILLE , Fla. , May 6 Ru-
more of loss of life are heard on ev
ery hand tonight and the river has
been closely watched today. Many
persons have confirmed the report of
loss of life at the Market street wharf.
Numerous advertisements appeared in
the local papers asking for aid in
searching for persons who are miss
ing. As many have left the city for
the gulf it is Impossible to ascertain
who have been lost in the Market
street pier tragedy.
The hunger of 10,000 homeless people
ple was satisfied today upon the ar-
lival of relief trains and boats bring
ing provisions from neighboring
' towns. * Early this morning a com
missary was established in the center
of the city and thousands were fed
during the day. The relief fund Is
growing hourly and every mail brings
offers of asistance.
Today an order was promulgated
under martial law requiring all mer
chants whose stores were spared by
the conflagration to open their doors
and sell to all who asked. The streets
have been crowded all day with shop
pers who lost all in the fire and many
stores will remain open all night.
It is estimated that 3,000 persons
have left the city and every outgoing"
train is crowded with refugees. Five
carloads of tents were received today ,
the property of the state , which are
to be used by the homeless temper
arily. Another shipment of tents is
expected to arrive from the govern
The Times-Union and Citizen esti
mates the total property loss at $11-
000,000. These figures are based upon
an itemized statement furnished by
a volunteer committee of citizens.
MAKES THE SHOWMEN SHUT UP.
Buffalo Exposition Management Closes
BUFFALO , N. Y. , May 6. The first
Sunday of the Pan-American exposi-
tion's official existence brought out a
good sized crowd. The gates were
open , but the buildings v/ere closed.
Guards stood by the doers of the
great exhibit buildings and told the
visitors that no one Would be allowed
On the Midway two of the shows
opened their doors this morning and
their criers announced that they were
ready for business. They were
piomptly notified by the exposition police -
lice to close their shows. They did
so under protest and a test case will
he tried to decide whether the Mid
way concessionaires have a right to
give their exhibitions on Sunday. The
claim set up by the concessionaires
is that their contracts specify that
they shall be allowed to run every
day the exposition grounds are open
to the public. ,
REGULARS WILL COME NEXT.'t 't
War Department Planning : Further
Reduction of Forces.
WASHINGTON , May 6 It is-ex
pected that within a day oj * two a program
gram will be completed at the war de
partment for a substantiol reduction
of the present strength of the United
States army in the Philippines. The
regular troops now there who have
seen the most service are the Four
teen , Eighteenth and Twenty third in
fantries , and one battalion of the
Third artillery. They v/ent out to
Manila in 1898 in the first expedition
under General Anderson , and if the
announced policy of the department
heretofore lived up to is continued ,
these will be the first organizations
to return to the United States. Some
of these troops will be replaced with
the new levies just raised in this
country. It has not yet been deter
mined how large a reduction will be
It Will Be Mrs. BIcKInley.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , May G
The much discussed question as to
whom ivould fall the honor of launch
ing the battleship Oregon has been
settled by the announcement that this
function will be performed by Mrs.
McKinley. After the simple cere
monies preceding the event , consisting - '
ing of short addresses by President. a
McKinley , Governor Nash and Irving
. Scott , Mrs. McKinley will press
the button and the released ax will
sever the rope just at the turn of the
The Swift Packing company of Kan a
sas City was awarded the contract for a
furnishing beef to the Missouri penitentiary - 1
tentiary for one year at § 5.03 per 100
WnUlerseo to Return in June.
BERLIN , May 6. In view of the
favorable development of events here ,
says the Pekin correspondent of the
Lokal Anzeiger , it is possible that
Count von Waldersee will return
home about the middle of June.
Krujror auul McKinley.
LONDON , May 5. The Geneva cor
respondent of the Daily Mail asserts
that President McKinley has inform
Mr. Kruger that he cannot receive
him , either officially or unofficially.
I ORDERS TO THE VETERANS.
Department Commander Reese Makes
Public General Order No. 10.
Department Commander Reese has
issued the following :
j Headquarters Department of Nei
ibraska , Grand Army of the Republic ,
| State House , Lincoln , Neb. General
( orders No. 10 :
I First May 30 has become the na
tion's great day , observed , honored
and respected throughout the land.
.Since man loved freedom and con
tended for it upon fields of fame , the
heroes and patriots of all ages have
been mourned in poetry and song ,
their deeds have been commemorated
in bronze and marble , in sculptured
obelisk and monumental pile , and as
long as the principles of freedom shall
'endure this day will be remembered
, by the American nation , who will
ever cherish the memory of our heroic
'dead by decking the bosom of their
sepulchres with flowers of the loveli
est hue. Thirty-three years have
.come and gone since General John A.
Logan , our most distinguished vol
unteer officer of the civil war and
.then commander-in-chief of the Grand
'Army of the Republic , instituted Me
Second It is proper for us to re
member the sacred duty we owe to the
memory of our comrades who have
answered to the last roll call that we
should pay our tribute of love to the
silent dead ; and therefore , in the
proper observance of the day by the
Grand Army of the Republic , that the
Woman's Relief Corps , Ladies' Aid
society , Sons of Veterans , Spanish-
American war veterans , all national
guard organizations and civic socie- .
ties , as well as the public in general , |
should be invited to participate , espe
cially the school children. .
Third Memorial Sunday has be
come a sacred day in the Grand Army ,
calendar. No pains should be spared
to make the arrangements for this day
as complete and important as Memorial -
ial day itself. The hours should be
so fixed that all could attend , and
the exercises especially appropriate to
the day and occasion.
Fourth Post commanders will see
to it that the Memorial day commit
tee make proper arrangements with
the school officers for patriotic exer
cises in the public schools on the Friday
day preceding Memorial day , and that
comrades be secured to visit each
school at the hour agreed upon to conduct
duct the sei'vices. Comrades , see to
it that our flag is raised at half-mast
over every school house in the state ,
and , wherever possible , on all public
buildings on May 30. Interest the people
ple in our Memorial day ; even if your
post is small in numbers , make your
services so interesting and your devo
tion so sacred that your neighbors will
join you in paying homage to the he
Fifth Post chaplains will make full
report of Memorial day proceedings
upon blanks provided for such pur
Sixth We should all remember that
Memorial ] day is sacred to the memory
of our dead comrades. The day should
not be defamed by games of sport
and amusement , and all posts and
comrades should use all their influ
ence to discourage , and as far as pos
sible ' prevent , such desecration of the
Seventh The thirtieth national en
campment provided that the reading
of President Lincoln's address at
Gettysburg be made a special feature
in all Memcrial day exercises held
under the auspices of the Grand Army
of the Republic. Commanders of
posts will direct that it be read in
connection with the exercises of the
day. By order of
JOHN REESE ,
JAMES D. GAGE ,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Acreage of Sugar Beets. tch
GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , May 6 E.
0. Howe of the American Beet Sugar aiT
company says that while the acreage
of beets is somewhat better than that
of last year , there is some doubt as
to whether the local factory will be
operated this year or not. If the ton
nage is good Mr. Howe states that
there will be no doubt about it.
Should it fall short of 25,000 , requir
ing an average of ten tons to the acre , G.
campaign next fall is a matter of 20
J. F. Iiutz , Sentenced.
BEATRICE , Neb. , May 6. J. F.
Lutz , who has been in jail here since
February 21 , awaiting a hearing for Cli
new trial , was denied a new trial th
and : sentenced to one year in the pen su
itentiary. Lutz lived at Cortland , this th
county , and was convicted of barn thT
Asylum at Hastings.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 6. The con
tract for building the new § 50,000
wing on the asylum for chronic insane -
sane at Hastings was awarded by the
State Board of Public Lands and
Buildings to Burlinghof & Grant of
Rev. E. F. Trefz , Olinpluln. ti <
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 6.-Rev. E. F. feet <
Trefz of Omaha has been appointed pe
chaplain of the First regiment of the an
Nebraska National guard , in
MR. SAVAGE BECOMES GOVERNOR.
The Ceremony of Talcing the Executive
Chair Simple In the Extreme.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 4. The cere
mony J by which Ezra P. Savage was
Inaugurated i governor of Nebraska
was simple. The incoming and out
going governors met in the executive
office. Immediately , and without any
formality , Governor Dietrich signed
his name to the resignation prepared
in his office. This document was
then taken across the hall to the sec
retary of state and was accepted by
that official. Mr. Savage was then
told of the acceptance. He walked
into the private office of the gover-
discharge of his duties as the chief
discharge of his dutels as the chief
executive of the state.
Governor Savage's first official act
was the signing of the senatorial com
mission for Senator Dietrich. This
was done with the pen used by the
former governor in writing his veto
messages and the pen was formally
presented to Senator Dietrich after
the commission had been signed.
Senator Dietrich about June 1 will
go to Washington and will probably
make his headquarters there during
"I will remove no office holder , man ,
woman or child , except for cause , "
said Governor Savage when questioned j
concerning the policy he would pur
sue. All appointees of my predecessor
ser will be allowed to hold their of
fices so long as they do their dtuy
I intend to watch all of them , but as
long as every one satisfactorily fills
his place there will be no trouble. "
The present clerical force in the
governor's office will continue to serve
under Governor Savage. Mr. H. C.
Lindsay will remain , at least for a
month , as the governor's private secretary - ,
retary , and R. J. Clancey , chief clerk ,
will hold his position so long as he
desires to do so. Miss Lena Meyer ,
niece of Senator Dietrich , will remain
permanently as stenographer.
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Weather Favorable for Advancement of
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA ,
LINCOLN , May 4. The past week has I
been warm and dry , with more than
the normal amount of sunshine. The
daily mean temperature has averaged
9 degrees above the normal. The
maximum temperature on the 26th
was between 80 degrees and 90 de
grees and at a few places exceeded 90
The rainfall of the week amounted
only to slight sprinkles , except in the
central and southwestern counties ,
where it ranged from a quarter -to
slightly more than half an inch.
The past week has been very fav
orable for the growth of vegetation.
Oat seeding is practically completed.
Spring wheat and oats are coming up ,
and the stand is good. Winter wheat
has grown well. Grass is generally
backward for the season , but has
grown well during the past week.
Veteran Heir to Fortune.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , May 4.
John Phillips , an old veteran of this
city , has been notified of the death of
bis father at McConnellsville , 0. , and
that he is one of the heirs of a large
estate. Nothing had been heard from
Mr. Phillips for twenty years , and a
letter from a brother in Peoria , 111. ,
states that hundreds of letters of in
quiry were sent to postmasters
throughout the United States and that
ais address was finally secured when
the matter was finally referred to the
commissioner of pensions at Wash
Cuts Ofl His Own Hand.
WINSIDE , Neb. , May 4. Theodore
Erickson , an old man of this place ,
took a handaxe , and laying his left 1
hand : on the sidewalk , hacked it off C
ai the wrist. He struck it three blows ,
Then leaving the hand and the axe 83
on the walk he sat down on a step , 10 I
where he was found and cared for. 1
Fix Date For Reunion.
WEEPING WATER , Nob. , May 4. 1
The business men held a meeting here
and fixed the time for holding the In
. A. R. district reunion on August
to 23rd , inclusive. They are mak
ing arrangements for a large attend
ance , and a grand time is anticipated.
Iiodge Books Found in Canyon.
HOLBROOK , Neb. , May 4. The offi
cial books and records belonging to
the Odd Fellows lodge , which were
supposed to have been carried off by
absconding secretary last fall ,
were < found in a canyon north of town.
The ] books are in bad condition.
Monument to Nebraska boldlors.
MADISON , Neb. , May 4. Bids were
opened here for the erection of a
monument to the memory of three
young men who 4ost their lives in the
Philippines. There were six bidders.
F. Shephard secured the contract ,
bid being § 800 with a § 200 dona W
tion. The monument is to be twelve
eight inches in height , granite
pedestal , two bases , carved cap and
oxidized copper figure of a soldier
' Bored The Holes With A Blfle.
A novel method of
iron was recently
a flat bar of
flat ship where a breakdown
the breakage it was
curred. To repair
necessary to make bolt Holes in the
square bar , and as the engineer Was
without the appliances required
the purpose he marked the exact places
In chalk and then fired a 30-caliber
bullet through from a rifle.
Guns Heard Eighty-Four
An interesting matter , from a scien
tific point of view , in connection witn -
the death of the queen Is the distance
at which the sound of firing was heard ,
when the fleet saluted as the body was.
conveyed from Cowes to Portsmouth.
Letters in the English journals of
science show that the sounds of the
guns were heard in several places at
a distance of sixty miles , and that at
a distance of sixty miles the concus
sions were sufficiently intense to shake
Old Maids' Home.
Sweden and Norway both boast sev
eral homes for unmarried women. One-
of these was endowed more than 200
years ago by a man who left the bulk ,
of his fortune to his spinster descend
ants. The home is managed by salar
ied trustees , and the unmarried wo
men who can prove kinship to the
founder is entitled to a home there.
The Only "Woman Admiral.
The queen of Greece is the only wo n 'I
man admiral in the world. She was so-
appointed by the late Emperor Alex
ander III. of Russia , because of her
love for the sea , instead of being given
a regiment , according to custom.
COME AND GO
In many forms
Neuralgia * !
* make up a large part of human < *
C * suffering. They come suddenly , ! *
but they go promptly by the *
use of >
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SI I is y i i ? S IsB >
to JctLOOS Wll : -
which is a certain sure cure. >
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The life of a Ore , ease of repair and j
its lasting qualities determine its worth.
G & J Tires are made- from the best j
quality of rubber. They arc light enough
to be resilient , strong enough to be dur
able , and easy riding , which insures com
fort and safety.
Catalogue at our Agent's or by mail.
G & J TIRE COMPANY ,
Indianapolis , Ind.
One Sack Washburn Gold Medal
Flour for 57 cents ,
when taken with , and as part of the
following list. Order as Bargain
Send no money , SIMPLY OUDITIi
THESE GOODS , and we will pack
and ehip to you at once. When
they arrive. If yon do not find them
equal to goods that your merchant
cells for at least 815.45 , return the
poods to us. If , however , you do
pay your freight at ent or your * * * ta
banker 67.77 and the freight charges and the goods ere
yours. No sach bargain has
ever been offered by
one , but we are bound to Introduce our groceries any la
every place In the United States
, and this price cannot :
help do It. .Merchants' Our
Sack or '
VToshburn's Best Oold Medal
Ibs. Tea , any kind , Englitb. Breakfast , 125 .57
Hyeon Basket Fired Gun Powder or Young
Ibs. Good Koasted aoo I.SO
Ib. Bor Crackers , Soda , Batter 3.40 . I.7O
Ibs. Pure Rico or Oyster I.SO .07
Ibs. Fancy Prunes 1.00 .55
Ib. Pure Ground 1.00 .45
. Pepper .10 .20
- Bottle of trlplo BtrcEgtu Extract
. .70 .35
- Bottle of Tripplo Strength Extract
lib. Good Stick Candy .60 .25
. JS .07
I1 b. Assorted Bon Bens
Ibs. Assorted Nuts .25 .i I
Box of S3 Good Cigars. . . , , . , , . , , . 1.25 .75 .70 .35
This lot of over $20.00 worth of goods for * 7.77 , but bear
wedo not make
Eortment. any changes la ttla ee >
32 page grocery list mailed free ; a postal card will
bring it. Mention this paper , or , will seed one free
with the above assortment if asked for.
T. M , Roberts' Supply House ,
717-719-721 : Nicollet Ave. Minneapolisf&inrt.
SEND US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
and upon receipt of snme I will send
proposition yon a
whereby you will be
.paid for a few minutes of
vassln ? , as I have nothing your time ; no can-
to sell. It costs
you absolutely nothing. Write to-day.
W. C. KLE1NE ,
3100 Tine Street
St. Louis , Mo.
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! n Carloal Lots- Potato < -
Best cUHfcSiWHtHEALL Cough ELSEf AILS ,
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