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7. M. KIMMELL , Publisher.
HcCOOK , NEBRASKA
The Thirty-ninth infantry was mus
tered out of service at San Francisco.
The Prussian government has
bought the coal mines in the Ruhr
district , known as the "Minister Ach-
enbach" and the "Altrop , " for 25,000-
The gross earnings of the Chicago
Great Western railway for the fourth
week of April , show an increase of
§ 41,420.42 over the corresponding week
of last year.
The Hawaiian house of representa
tives has passed the income tax bill ,
which asesses 2 per cent on all over
$1,000 of the income of every person
Rev. A. R. Bartholomew , of Rich-
land , S. D. , fired into a charivari party.
Arthur Shuflelt was hit in the jaw by
a bullet , but will recover. Parties are
The report of the boiler makers and
ship builders society at London shows
a decrease of 100,000 tons in the ves
sels launched during the past year , as
compared with 1899.
The county board of control at St.
Paul has decided to seek requisition
papers In order to secure the return
to that state of thirty husbands who
have deserted their wives.
Arbitration of all disputes and oppo
sition to sympathetic strikes are the
foundation principles of the new cen
tral body to be known as the Chicago
Building Trades League.
Thomas Cole was hanged at Clinton ,
Ky. , for the murder of Emma Cara
llice , liis sweetheart , with whom he
had quarreled. On the scaffold Cole
expressed sorrow for -the crime.
David Henderson , a distiller , was
instantly killed at Henderson , Ky. , by
the .explosion of a keg of yeast which
was submerged in a tub of mash he
vvas emptying with a syphon.
Admiral Remey , on board his flag
ship Brooklyn , has arrived at Mel
bourne. He will represent the United
States government at the opening of
the first session of the Australian par
The population of London , including
the city of London and twenty-eight
metropolitan boroughs , the whole
forming what is termed the adminis
trative county of London , is now 4-
Secretary Gage has recommended to
the war department the appointment
of Jarred D. Terrel , of Michigan , as
auditor for Cuba at $5,000 a year. The
salary is paid out of the Cuban rev
enues. Mr. Terrel is chief law clerk
in the office of the comptroller of the
Consul General Barlow , at the City
of Mexico , has telegraphed the state
department , expressing the opinion
that there is no reason for quaran
tining against that city on account of
typhus fever. He reports that for the
week ending May 1 there was fifty-
three deaths there from that disease
and the same number for each of the
two weeks preceding.
A general order has been issued to
railway mail clerks calling attention
to a. complaint of the director general
of posts of the Philippines that mail
for the province of Quebec , abbreviat
ed as P. Q. , often Is missent to the
Philippines , whose abbreviation is P.
I. , and that mail for Manville , R. L ,
is missent to Manila. Instructions for
greater vigilance are given.
The saloons in Kansas City were
closed tight Sunday for the first time
in six years.
A syndicate is making an effort to
absorb the American Waltham Watch
company's plant , and also the factory
of the Elgin company at Elgin , 111.
The Swedish riksdag committee
which has been considering the min
isterial army proposals has reported
in favor of Increasing the expenditures
by 22,500,000 kroner , making a total
of 45,000,000 kroner.
The New York Mail and Express
says today : There is excellent au
thority for the statement that Wil
liam K. Vanderbilt has carried the
day in the contest for the control of
the Union. Pacific railroad and that
he intends to put through his plan for
annexing it to the Vanderbilt system.
Lulu Mabry , 6 years old , passed
through Chicago on a 1,700 mile trip
from Bear Lake , Minn. , to a ranch in
Arizona to see her father. The little
traveler was alone and pinned to .her
dress was a card giving her name and
Venezuela is placing important or
ders for war material with German
The Illinois senate passed the bill
appropriating $150,000 for the partici
pation of the state iri the world's fair
at St. Louis.
Justine Fernandez has been appoint
ed minister of justice and education
In the cabinet of President Diaz.
'According to cables and forecasts
by the steamship companies , 40,000
Italian Imigrants will have arrived In
the United States by the end of May.
Has to Bo Hurried Through to San Pran-
cicco Ahead of PartVi
IS SUfFERING WITH A PELON
This and , the Long and Tedious Jour
ney Has Proven Too Much tor Her
"Will Kest For a Time Before Pro-
otiodiug on Route Laid Out.
SAN FRANCISCO , Gal. , May 13.
The sudden illness of Mrs. McKinley
has caused an unexpected change in
the itinerary of President McKinley.
He arrived in this city quietly , sev
eral hours ahead of the time * sched
uled. The state of Mrs. McKinley's
health was such that the president de
cided to leave Del Monte and bring
his wife to this city immediately to
the home of Henry T. Scott , where
she could have complete rest for a few
days , and where a specialist could be
consulted if necessary.
A special of two cars and a loco
motive was made up from the presi
dent's special and at 12:30 the presi
dent , Mrs. McKinley , Miss Barber , the
president's niece , Secretary Cortelyou
and wife , Dr. Rixey and Mr. H. T.
Scott and wife left Del Monte for San
Francisco , leaving the remainder of
the presidential party at Del Monte.
Only a few hundred people greeted
the president upon his arrival in this
city. His coming was not generally
known and only those who chanced
to see the bulletins posted by the
newspapers announcing that the presi
dent would reach the city at 4 p. m. ,
awaited his train. The president , in
order to avoid the crowd that was
expected to assemble at the Southern
Pacific depot at Third and Townsend
streets , left the train with his little
party at Vauencia street , a station in
.the southern part of the city.
When the train , consisting of a bag
gage car and the president's special
coach , stopped at Valencia street , Mrs.
McKiuley was carried in a steamer
chair by two colored porters from the
private car to a closed carriage in
waiting. She was heavily veiled and
the president and Dr. Rixey followed
closely. She was gently placed in the
carriage and the president and Dr.
Rixey took seats in the same vehicle.
The president looked pale and serious.
The rest of the party took other car
riages. Mr. and Mrs. Scott had ar
rived at their residence ahead of the
president and were waiting to receive
their distinguished guests. Mrs. Mc
Kinley was again lifted from the car
riage and placed in an invalid chair
and carried into the house.
Secretary Cortelyou when question
ed concerning Mrs. McKinley's con
dition stated that there was nothing
alarming in her present indisposition
and that perfect quiet and rest for a
few days would restore her to her
usual health. It was the impression ,
however , of those who saw Mrs. Mc
Kinley , that she is very ill and that
her present state may result in an
entire change of the president's pro
Should his wife's health improve ,
the president will carry out his in
tention to attend the celebration at
San Jose. If , however , her condition
is no better the president will not
leave his wife's side , but will allow
the cabinet officers and others of his
party to represent him at San Jose.
MOUNT COMPANY IS WILLING.
Opposer of Plowniakers * Combine Gives
a Chance to Buy.
MOLINE , 111. , May 13. The Moline
Plow company , owning the second
largest plow factory in the world , has
given an option to New York capital
ists , which if closed within the limit
of sixty days will bring this concern
into the $50,000,000 plow combine and
make sure of its success. The com
pany employs 1,000 men and the op
tion is for upward of $5,000,000. The
company has opposed the trust , but
will sell rather than fight it.
C. H. Deere , president of Deere &
Co. , slated for the presidency of the
combine , says that the stock panic has
not affected the plan of the trust as
feared , and he now considers the or
ganization of the new combine sure.
No other farm implements but plows
and related lines will be made by
the combine , of which Moline will
probably be the chief manufacturing
Dcwett Resumes Operations.
LONDON , May 13. General , Dewet ,
according to a dispatch to the Daily
Mail from Pretoria , has resumed oper
ations and is reported to have cross
ed into the Transvaal with 2,000 men.
Fran Wagner's Only Demand.
BERLIN , May 13. Frau Causima
Wagner has addressed a letter to all
the members of the Reichstag , ask
ing an indefinite prolongation of the
Bayreuth monopoly on "Parsifal. "
She is willing to renounce the pro
longation of copyright on the other
operas of Wagner if her request as
to "Parsifal" is granted. She asserts
that a certain impressario offered her
$1,000,000 marks for the "Parsifal"
rights for a term of five years.
FAIR IRRITANT IS REMOVED.
Exposition Managers Uopo that Troubles
BUFFALO , N. Y. , May 13. The
booth in the Manufactures and Lib
eral Arts building at the Pan-Ameri
can exposition grounds which has
caused so much friction between the
lnbor unions and the exposition offi
cials and which threatened to involve
all the men employed on the grounds
in a general strike , was removed to
day , and it is now believed that all
the carp nters will go to work' ' tomor
row morning. The booth objected to
is the only one 'in ' any of the build
ings manufactured in mills where non
union men are employed , and as this
is the only cause of complaint that
the union carpenters have , the offi
cials are confident that there will be
no more trouble.
The attendance at the grounds to
day was good , notwithstanding that
it rained for about two hours during
the day when most.of the sightseers
visited the exposition.
Sacred concerts furnished entertain
ment for the visitors.
INDIANS ARE DRIVEN OUT.
Whites of SItaguay Take This Precau
tion Against Smallpox.
PORT TOWNSEND , Wash. , May 13.
The steamer Victorian arrived from
Skakway this morning , bringing 100
passengers. The Victorian reports
considerable excitement in the north
caused by the smallpox epidemic and
various settlements are taking every
precaution to check and wipe out the
disease. At Skagway the Indians
were driven out and a strong guard
placed around the town to prevent
their return. One or two cases of the
disease exists among employes of the
Treadwell mine on Douglas island ,
and , according to reports , it is thought
the big mining plant will have to shut
Returning passengers report that
the mines of the Klondike are having
the greatest harvest in the history of
the country , owing to the large abun
dance of surface water which is being
utilized in sluicing dirt taken out dur
ing the winter months , and the yield
of the yellow metal exceeds the best
expectations of the mine owners.
GOES TO PROTECT THE POST.
Brigadier General Breckenridge to Be
Sent to the Philipines.
WASHINGTON , May 13. Secretary
Root has approved the plan by which
Brigadier General Breckinridge , inspector
specter general of the United Stales
army , will proceed to the Philippines
for an extended tour of inspection. The
start will be made about June 20 on
the transport Ingalls , leaving New
York by the Suez route. Ther/j are
a large number of military posts scat
tered through the Philippines ami it
is understood to be the idea to get a
thorough knowledge of their condition
and needs , not only for the present ,
but with reference to the transition
stage of military to civil rule , which
is now being rapidly brought about.
John SrcKinley in the Poor TTonse.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , May 13. John
McKinley , the first cousin of President
McKinley , was consigned to the poorhouse -
house of Marshall county , Kansas. He
has lived five years with a daughter
at Blue Rapids. Three weeks ago his
daughter died , leaving three small
children and the old father to the care
of her husband. The burden was too
much and the old man was sent to
the poor farm. He is 93 years old ,
totally deaf and almost blind. His
hair is now white and his step is un
certain. The matter will probably be
made known to the president , who
has been kept in ignorance of the old
Had the Boers Only Known.
LONDON , May 13. At a banquet of
the Cornish association held in Lon
don last night General Pole-Carew
said : "At the beginning of the war
had the Boers fully realized their
strength and our unpreparedness , we
and Capetown and we would have pre-
and Capetown and we would rave pre
sented the spectacle of conquering
South Africa from the seacoast. "
Germany Wants No Island.
WASHINGTON , May 13. The fol
lowing statement is furnished for
publication : The state department has
ground for the belief that the Ger
man government does not contem
plate the acquisition of any island on
the Venezuelan coast , nor of a harbor
cr coaling station in that vicinity.
Grover Cleveland is reported to have
cleaned up $400,000 on Northern Pa
cific in Wall street.
Buttner Tells His Story.
SEATTLE , Wash. , May 13. W. M.
Buttner , president of the German-
American Savings company of this
city , who is sought by Omaha offi
cers charged with fraud , has given
himself up to the police. He stated
that the trouble for which he is want
ed in Omaha arose from a shortage
of $23 while he was collecting in that
city. Buttner states he was on trial
at Omaha for alleged fraud and was
released by the prosecuting attorney.
BUTTER WEN WILL f IGHT.
Nebraska Dealers Kully to Defend Dairy
OMAHA , May 13. The Nebraska
Butter and Egg Dealers * association
and the State Dairymen's association ,
representing practically all of the
dairy interests in the state , will give
united support to State Food Commis
sioner Bassett in his efforts to enforce
the law against the illegitimate sale of
limitation butter and other imitation
Twenty-five members of the Butter
and Egg Dealers' association met in
Omaha in response to an emergency
call issued by the president and secre
tary of the organization , and with one
voice they agreed to stand by Commis
sioner Bassett in any step he might
take toward the protection of the dairy
interests. Mr. Bassett was appointed
food commissioner by Governor Savage
and it is said he will take charge of
his office in a few days. ' He will work
under the lav/ enacted by the legisla
ture of 1897.
Morris Friend of Lincoln , represent
ing the Beatrice Creamery company of
that place , said to a reporter :
"There is no reason why the law
against the sale of imitation butter
cannot now be enforced. The legisla
ture of 1897 did not make proper pro
vision for its enforcement , but this
year the lav/makers remedied the evil
committed two years ago , and , so far
as we know , the law will stand the test
of any court in the land. The trouble
for years was due to the failure of the
legislature to make appropriations for
the salary of the commissioner and his
assistant * .
"In brief , the state food law provides
a penalty for selling colored imita
tions of 'butter. ' It will allow the sale
of butterine , but only in its natural
color. This places both butter and but
terine on an equal footing. What the
dairymen object to is the sale of but
terine or other butter imitations that
are colored to resemble in appearance
the pure dairy product. It is this de
ceit that we want to stamp out , and
we are of the opinion that we have the
means at hand to do it with. The law
also requires restaurants , hotels and
other public eating houses that serve
butter imitations to give notice of the
fact by posting signs in a conspicuous
place setting forth that butterine , or
whatever the imitation may be called ,
is served in the place. "
The State Dairymen's association
will probably fellow the example of the
butter and egg dealers and hold a spe
cial meeting within the next few days
with a similar purpose in view. The
officers of that association have already
signified their intention of standing
back to back with the food commis
sioner in his effort to enforce the law ,
but it is proposed to make the inilu-
ence of the organization still stronger
by calling a special meeting for the
purpose of taking united action.
The present indications point to a
clash with the imitation butter manu
facturers. They object most strenu
ously to the restriction against the use
of coloring , and it is possible proceed
ings may be instituted in the courts to
test the constitutionality of the act.
Mr. Bassett , in his official capacity ,
will demand compliance with the law ,
and if any violators are caught they
will be prosecuted. He will have the
moral support of every butter and
dairy man in the state , and they to
gether feel they can wield a mighty
Fifth Marriage at 87.
NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , May 13.
The marriage of B. S. Hayden of this
city to 'Mrs. ' A. Shupp of Omaha at
Chillicothe , Mo. , was a surprise to all.
This is the fifth marriage venture of
the groom , who is 87 years of age , and
the second venture of the bi-icle , who is
62 years of age. Both have been resi
dents of this city for many years and
have been engaged to be married be
fore. The groom is well-to-do , but not
immensely wealthy as reported.
Bonkers Elect Officers.
GRAND ISLAND , May 13. The Ne
braska Bankers' association in session
here elected officers for the ensuing
year as follows : C. F. Bentley of
Grand Island , president ; F. M. Penny
of Wood River , vice president ; W. H.
McDonald of North Platte , secretary ;
Peter Mortensen of Ord , treasurer ; F.
M. Rublee of Broken Bow , member of
executive council of state association.
fine Kesidcnco Destroyed.
WAVERLY , May 13. An $8,000 resi
dence belonging to Miss Blanche Hines
was destroyed by fire. The house had
been closed preparatory to a summer
trip. The origin of the fire is un
Nebraska at Washington.
WASHINGTON , May 13. Dr. R. M.
Stone of Omaha , who arrived in Wash
ington last night , called upon Com
missioner Evans of the pension office ,
having one or two matters before the
department in which veterans of the
civil war are interested.
JohnMallalieu and wife of Kearney
are in the city on a short visit. Mr.
Mallalieu called on Director Merriam ,
having been superintendent of the cen
sus for the Sixth Nebraska district.
Hawaiian Territorial Legislature Asks
that Governor Be Removed ,
A MEMORIAL TO THE PRESIDENT
A Problem That \V1I1 Face the Chief
Executive on His Return President
Dele Is Denounced as Hostile to
the Island's Best Interests.
HONOLULU , May 5. ( Via San
Francisco May 11. ) The first terri
torial legislature of Hawaii came to
an end the evening of April 30 , ac
cording to Governor Dole , and on the
next night according to the majority
oi both houses.
The legislature ended its existence
at loggerheads with the governor all
along the line , and without having
passed a single one of the important
measures to which the home rulers
were committed , except the county gov-
rnment act , which the governor killed
by a vest pocket veto.
The last act of the house the evening
of April 30 was to pass a concurrent
resolution containing a memorial to
President McKinley asking for the re
moval of Governor Dole. He is chai'ged
with having hindered the work of the
session by his hostility toward the leg
islature , withholding information and
reports that were called for and refus
ing to co-operate with the lawmakers.
The president is asked in the reso
lution to use his influence in behalf of
an extra session of the legislature to
transact general legislation , which
Dole refuses to grant.
The Hawaiians claim they have not
had time in which to work out the
plans of lawmaking they had formed
in the thirty days of the regular ses
In conclusion the .home rulers ask
that Dole be removed , if the president
sees no other way to bring about an
extra session of the territorial legis
lature , declaring that the governor has
acted in such a manner as to lose the
confidence of a majority of the people
of the territory , and charging that he
has not dealt fairly with the home rule
The concurrent resolution passed
through both houses by large majori
ties , all the native home rule members
voting for it.
Governor Dole created a sensation
in both houses by informing the com
mittee sent to him to ask for an extra
session that one of his reasons for not
granting an extra session was that he
had been reliably informed that brib
ery was taking place.
Both houses passed a resolutio'n de
manding proof. In reply the governor
stated that general charges of bribery
had been made in the local papers and
on the floor of the senate , but had
not been investigated , in spite of the
appointment of committees to look
into them , and that the matter was
being investigated by the governor
with a view to punishing the offend
ers if evidence against them could be
CAILLES CLOSELY CHASED.
Insurgent Loader Supposed to Have Gone
MANILA , May 11. Cailles , the in
surgent leader in Laguna province , is
being closely chased. He is supposed
to have gone southward of Laguna
province and is not likely to surrender ,
fearing paying personal penalty for his
A hundred insurgents Tuesday even
ing attacked Paglibac , in Tayabas ,
which province was considered to be
pacified. The insurgents were repulsed
A detachment of the Twenty-first in
fantry routed 150 rebels at Zurbano's
camp , near Lucaban , and captured a
large quantity of supplies.
There Will Bo No Car Famine.
CHICAGO , May 11. An understand
ing has been reached between the fruit
shippers of southern Caliofrnia and
the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific
roads which will preclude another car
famine during the fruit shipping sea
son and insure quicker service. Al
though no contract has been entered
into , the shippers have been assured
that ample transportation facilities
will be provided in the future for mov
ing the orange and lemon crops. Am
ple car equipment is to be provided.
Uncle Sam Must Help Them.
FLORENCE , Ariz. , May 11. The
Gila river , on the Sacaton reservation ,
has gone dry and no grain will be har
vested by the Indians. Great destitu
tion will ensue and government aid
will be required to relieve the situa
Lynched Him as a Warning.
WICHITA , Kan. , May 11. J. L.
Chandler , an old resident farmer of
leland , Day county , O. T. , was taken
from his home last night , presumably
by cattlemen , and lynched. There
being no telegraph in that section of
Oklahoma , the news of the lynching
did not reach Woodward until tonight.
For some time there has been trouble
between the farmers and the cattle
men and many animals have been poi
WILL fIGHT OSTEOPATHY LAWS.
"Nebraska State Medical
mines so Test Its
LINCOLN , Neb. , May ll.-The
society , comprising
braska State Medical
prising the stae organization
lopathic physicians , in convention
cided to flght the osteopathy law enacted
acted by the
the courts a
to render it inoperative. The sum of
appropriated for that purpose
treasury of the so
pose out of the
The law which is to be attacked Is
that legalizing the practice of the heal
ing science of osteopathy within the
Before adjourning the society elect
ed the following officers to serve for
the ensuing years : President , Dr. W.
B. Ely , Ainsworth ; first vice presi
dent , Dr. A. B. Anderson , Pawnee
City ; second vice president , Dr. Schu-
ard ; recording secretary , Dr. A. D.
Wilkinson , Lincoln ; corresponding
secretary , Dr. H. W. Orr , Lincoln ;
treasurer , Dr. J. L. Greene , Lincoln.
DROWNS ON HORSEBACK.
Charles Kobiusoii'tt Jstccd Slnlcs Under
Him In Logan Creole.
PENDER , Neb. , May 11. A young
man named Charles Robinson , who
had been employed by Charles G. Frey ,
five miles west of Pender , was drown
ed in Logan creek. He was driving :
some cattle across the creek. The creclc
being high on account of recent heavy
rains , caused the cattle to scatter and
he undertook to swim his horse around
them , when he got into deep water
and the horse could not keep up and
sank. He clung to the horse until he
came up a second time and then tried
to reach shore but was to oexhausted
to make it , and went down. His body
was found , down the stream , forty
rods from where he was last seen.
Goes to Instruct Filipinos.
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , May 11. Prof.
Ned C. Abbott of the city school is
receiving the congratulation of friends
o\er his selection as one of the teach
ers to instruct the native Filipinos in
the rudiments of civilization , accord
ing to the ideas of Uncle Sam. The
professor has just received a commis
sion and notification of his appoint
ment under Fred R. Atkinson , super
intendent of the educational work in
the Philippines to this position , which
he holds for three years at an annual
salary of § 1,000. Transportation is
furnished from here to Manila , and
Professor Abbott will doubtless leave
hi June or as soon thereafter as di
rected by the authorities at Washing
Adjourns and Jfo Decisions.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 11. The su
preme court adjourned without hand
ing down any decisions. A great num
ber of opinions were prepared by the
commission , it is known , and turned
over to the court for approval , but
owing to the absence of Judge Sulli
van on account of sickness , the filing-
of opinions was deferred until the last
sitting in May. The court failed to
pass on the motion of Attorney Gen
eral Prout to dismiss the suit of the
state-against the Rock Island railroad
for over § 250,000 damages for viola
tions of the maximum rate law.
An Old man's Crime.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , May 11. Sheriff
Byrnes took John Burnell to the state
penitentiary. Burnell was convicted of
statutory rape in February and sen
tenced early in March by Judge Hol-
lenbuck to four and one-half years"
imprisonment , but the old man , a
Grand Army veteran of fifty-six years ,
became seriously ill
of pneumonia a
few days after sentence was passed
upon him and was kept at St. Mary's
hospital , not being considered able un
til this week to make the trip to Lin
Nine Years tor AsunnU ,
NIOBRARA , Neb. , May 11. Sheriff :
A. W. Crandall and Deputy John Conway -
way left for Lincoln , taking with them.
Evert Buchanan , who was sentenced
for assault with intent to commit rape
upon the person of a child of a well
to do farmer living near Bloomfield
and also for Kearney to deliver to the
reform school Charles Smart , who was
sentenced there for placing railroad
ties across the track near Wausa.
Beet Crop In Good < = happ.
FREMONT , Neb. , May 11. The
Standard Cattle company has its large
acreage of beets nearly all in and a
good part of them cultivated. The
beets are in good shape
and the stand
Grand Army Officers.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. . May HC
F. Steel of Fairbury
was elected senior
vice commander and R. s. Wilcox of
commander of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
X'rkTm Dr ° PB ead.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , May u. _
Walter Johnson , bartender In Henrv
Waltermath's saloon , fell backwaS
a3 * was dra
? ng a glass
, , of beer
died in a few minutes. His deSh
is attributed to heart failure
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