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VOLUME xiii. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , NOVEMBER 24 , 1898. ATDIBER 44.
FOR A WEEK ,
RUN DOWN IN A FOG
ELEVEN LABORERS KILLED AND
Accident Occurs on the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Near Jersey City
Uncle Sam's Santa Olaus Ship
Sails for 3IaniIa Other Items.
During a dense fog .Saturday morning a
Pennsylvania train going at a high rate to
Hiake up time ran into a gang of laborers
on the Ilachensack meadows , near Jersey
City , N. J. There were 'twenty men in
the gang in charge of Foreman AVm. Cork.
Eleven were killed and six injured. It
appears that the first Engineer Yano-
Btcand , in charge , knew his train had run
r into the men was when his engine jarred.
Then the cries of the men were heard , and
be , as soon as possible , brought the train
to a stop. He made the passengers get
out and aid the trainmen in searching for
the bodies of the victims. This was not
an easy task in the thick fog.
A train had passed on the westbound
track a few minutes before the eastbound
train ran the men down. Smoke from the
engine of the westbound train went over
the eastbound track , and the noise of the
westbound train prevented the workmen
on the eastbound track from hearing the
approach of the eastbound train.
FUTILE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY
Two Convicts in Ohio Make Desper
ate Attempt to Escape.
A desperate attempt was made by two
convicts to escape from the penitentiary
at Columbus , Ohio , Saturday , as a result
ol which Guard Charles D. Lauterbacn
Was shot and killed and Convicts O'Neill
and Atkinson seriously wounded. By
some menus these convicts , who are serv
ing fifteen years for robbery , secured a
revolver. One covered his face with a t
handkerchief and went into the broom
shop , where he held up Guard Lime , took
tyls revolvers , returned to the hoe shop , '
where the ether man joined him and they
opened fire on Gaard Lauterbach , in
charge of that department. He was shot
three times and almost instantly killed.
Other officials of tlia-prison came on the
run to investigate. Guard Gump was the
first on the scene and opened fire on the
two prisoners. This was returned and a
regular battle took place. Convict Atkin
son was seriously wounded. As soon as
his guns were emptied Guard Gump
rushed in with a cane and almost beat
O'Neill to death before he would sur
BANQUET ON THE OREGON.
Brazilian Naval Officers Friendly
The marked friendship between the
American and Brazilian naval officers was
shown Friday night when a banquet was
given to the latter on the United States
battleship Oregon at Rio Janeiro. The
officers of the Oregon and Iowa were as
sisted in entertaining by the American
minister. Charles Page Bryan. Prominent
members of the diplomatic corps were
present. References to the American na-
yal victories during the recent war brought
forth much enthusiasm. The American
officers have paid a formal visit to the new
president. Senor Salles.
BIG SANTA CJ.AUS SHIP.
The , St. Pr.ul Sails with Christmas
Presents for Soldiers.
The transport St. Paul sailed from San
Francisco Fiiday for Manila , carrying a
cai o of Christmas presents for the sol-
dicrs and sailors in the Philippines. Thou
sands of packages of all sizes and descrip
tions have reached the quartermaster's de
partment in the last ten days from all
parts of the country since it became known
that Uncle Sam would act as Santa Glaus
and convey Christmas gifts free of cost.
A number of soldiers enlisted to recruit [
companies now at Manila and forty nurses
sailed. Twenty of the nurses will remain
TWENTY-FOUR SAILORS DROWN
British Ship Atalanta Wrecked on
A special from Yaquima , Ore. , says :
The British ship Atalanta , Capt. Charles
McBrifle , from Ta'-oma to South Africa 1
with wheat , was wiecked off Alsea Bay.
She carried a crew of twenty-seven men 5
and all were drowned but three. The
ship's masts have been blown away , the
declcs swept clean and the vessel has
broken in t\\o nimilships.
Yale Graduate Dies in a Cell.
J. A. Brandrethhoclaimed to ba a
nephew of the millionaire pill maker ol
that name , was found dead in his cell in
the county jail at Fresno , Cal. , Saturday , i
having been arrested the night before on '
the charge of vagrancy. Alcoholism is
supposed to have caused his death. Ho
was a graduate of Yale College and had I ,
traveled all over the world.
Trainmen Killed in n. Wreck.
Conductor William Haifield and Brakeman - j
man Harry C. Rogin wcie killed in the
wreck of a caboose attached to a northbound - ! '
bound train thirty miles south of Ard- !
r ore , I. T. , Saturday. The caboose lefl ! l I
-\hc track and was overturned.
"DIPPED" CATTLE DIE OF FEVER
Missouri Man .Losos 17 Out of 72
Head Bought at East St. Jjouis.
J. W. Conway of Columbia University
has made a post mortem examination of
eight dead cattle on George Itichardson's
farm , near Macon , Mo. Richardson pur
chased seventytwo.ead at East St. Louis ,
where they were dipped in the vats Mon
day. Seventeen head have died since then
and a number of others are expected to die.
Richardson thinks the result was caused
by the dipping. Prof. Con way pronounces
it Texas fever , and he thinks the dipping
had no effect , except possibly to make the
disease a little more acute. The cattle
were imported from Victoria County
Texas. Conway suggested that imported
cattle , after going through the dipping
process , should be well sheltered and
given soft feed. He took some parts ol
the dead animals with him for further ex-
JAPAN IS WITH US.
Minister Komura Sa3's She Wants
American Control in Philippines.
J. Komura , the now Japanese minister
to the United States , in an interview said :
"Japan has always been the supporter of
the United States in the war with Spain ,
and is now in thorough sympathy with
the United States in their demand for the
Philippines. From a commercial point of
view Japan is vitally interested in the
Philippine Islands. Every year its trade
with these has increased until now it has
become of very respectable proportions.
Naturally my government is interested in
seeing that this trade shall continue , and
it thoroughly believes the ports of the
islands will be opened to Japanese ships if
the United States government controls the
islands. It would rather see America gain
control than any other nation. "
KIDNAPED A CHILD.
Another Chapter in the Barnes *
Ma go wan Affair.
Another chapter has been added to the
celebrated Barnes-Magowan affair , at
Cleveland , Ohio. The 7-year-old daugh
ter of Mrs. Barnes was kidnapped by a
woman , supposed to be her mother , and
immediately taken out of the city. The
child has been living with her grandmother -
mother , who was appointed guard-
j ian. The abductors were intercepted
j on a Lake Shore train at Erie , Pa. , and
i placed under arrest. They were Mrs.
' Frank J. Magowan , Mrs. Dr. R. H. Winn
! and Frank D. Magowan. With them was
the child Edith. When accosted by the
detective , Magowan shoved a roll of bills
it him and told him to go away , but the
Dfficer was obdurate.
GREAT WARSHIP LAUNCHED.
. _ _ .
British Ram Formidable Slides In
to the \Vat r at Portsmouth.
Thousands witnessed the launching ot
the rain battleship Formidable at Ports
mouth , Eng. , Thursday. She is said to be
the largest warship in tha world , being of
15,000 tons displacement. She cost over
85,003,030. Her estimated speed is 18 knots
an hour. A notable feature of the launch
ing was the entwining of the British and
Amerlcen flags on the official stand.
War on Trnfllo Associations.
Fifty members of the Guarantee Ticke ;
Brokers' Association from New York ,
Illinois , Mississippi , Louisiana. California ,
Ohio , Tennessee , Colorado , Utah , Minnesota
seta , Virginia. Nebraska and Kansas at
tended a convention iu St. Louis. War
on railroad traffic associations was dis
cussed on ( he basis of the recent decision
of the United States supreme court de
claring the Joint Traffic. Association to be
in violation of Iho anti-trust law.
Private Postals in Foreign Mails
Instructions to postmasters have been
issued relative to the private mailing cards
admitted to the international mails
Beautiful cards , lithographed in colors ,
illustrating and advertising various objects
of interest and conforming in size and
consistency of paper to the official postal I
card , may now be sent to any foreign
country by affixing a 2-cent stamp , and to
Canada and Mexico by affixing a 1-cent
Dartmouth to Play in the West.
Negotiations have been concluded by
Manager J. L. Fisher of the University of
team of the Dartmouth College and Wi
cousin university will meet in Milwaukeu
on November 26 for a game. It will bo
the first time in several years that an east
ern football aggregation has visited the
England Wants Cuban Trade.
The Biitish foreign office , replying to a
memorial from the Birmingham chamber
of commerce asking if steps had been
taken to indiu" * the United States not to
impose protective duties in Cuba , prom-
ised that every effort would be made to
secure protection for Biitish trade.
Prominent niason Disappears.
Wtlh.-iin H. Fra/ier , grand marshal of
the Pennsylvania grand lodge of Masons ,
has disappeared from hit. home in Philadel
phia , lie was one of the editors of the
Keystone , a Masonic paper , and is past
ma-tor of Mount Moriah lodge , No. 155.
Blanco Still Has Regrets.
Capt. Gen. Blanco , in a letter to Senor
Tinado , says : "The keenest sorrow of my
life is surrendering Cuba , with an array of
J5 .0.)0 ) men and 20) ) guns , to an enemy *
who claims to have conquered Cuba while
we are possessed of such resources. "
'Teresa Cannot Be Rescued.
Captain McCulIa , after examining the
Teresa , wired the navy department that
his opinion it will be impossible to reach
BANK FAILURE AND TRAGEDY
President ol' BursH-d Kansas Insti
tution Shoots Himself.
Wednesday afternoon the First National
Bank of Emporsa , Kan. , was clowd by ilio
order of the comptroller of the treasury.
An hour later Charles S. Cross , the bank's
president , and one of the best known
breeders of Herefords in the west , shot
and killed himself at "Sunny Slope , ' ' his
famous stock farm near town.
Speculation is said to'have led to Cross'
downfall. His fortune has doubtless gone
down with the bank. Among the heavy
losers by the failure are Lyon County and
the city of Emporia. Cross was custodian
of his father's estate , which is also said to
be in a wrecked condition.
BOYCOTT DECREED UNLAWFUv.
Supreme Court oi' Michigan Con
demns Its Use.
A decision has been rendered by the
Michigan supreme court which , in effect
declares a boycott unlawful , and an un-
warrantable menace , intimidation and
coercion. The case was appealed from
the circuit court at Detroit by Beck & Son ,
millers , who had obtained an injunction
restraining the Railway Teamsters' Union
from interfering with the firm's employes
or business , but sanctioning the distribu
tion of boycott circulars or any form
of boycott excepting in front of the com
plainant's place of business. The supreme
3ourt mollifies the decree by enjoining al !
forms of boycotting.
SINKS IN HAWAIIAN PORT.
The Steamer Columbia Has a Thrill
The steamer Centennial has arrived at
Seattle , Wash. , from Ililo , Hawaii , briug-
.ngan account of the wreck of the steamer
2Hy of Columbia , -which for two days and
lights tossed on the ocean , gradually
jreaking up , its machinery disabled and
the water pouring into it. Through unex-
elled seamanship it finally reached a dock
n the harbor of Ililo , where it completely
A Boy Murderer.
Two little boys , one 4 , and the other 7
years old , told the police at Muncie , Ind. ,
Thursday ' that Fred , the 10-year-old son
jf Thomas Oleland , shot and killed Andy
Bodemiller , aged 5 , whoso dead body was
found in a gravel pit near Whitley , a
suburb. To the police Fred Oleaud
said ho first shot at a.rabbit and killed
'ittlo Bodemiller. Afterward he denied
, his and told several contradictory stories.
Thomas Oleand , Fred's father , is a saloon-
teeper. Sam Jackson , Oleand's colored
barkeeper , is suspected of being au ac-
: omplico in the murder. There is danger
f his being lynched should this suspicion
prove well founded.
Seeking to Raise Coal Rates.
There was a meeting in the general
> ffices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany in Philadelphia between freight
representatives of the Pennsylvania Rail-
ioiid , Philadelphia & Reading. Baltimore
& Ohio , Beach Creek Railway , Chesapeake
& Ohio and Norfolk & Western in an
affort for a readjustment of rates on
nitumirious coal and au advance in price
Died at the Theater.
Rlhel Marlowe died at the Knicker
becker Theater , New York , Wednesday
night , during a performance of "The
Christian , " in which she played the part
jf Tolly Love. She was 24 years old.
Physicians diagnosed the case as heart
lisease. She was a cousin of Julia Mar
Disaster in Russian Stream.
The frozen surface of the river Suchona
M Velictusting , Russia , broke Tuesday
while a number of people and vehicles
were , crossing the stream. Twenty per
sons were drowned.
Chicago Cattle , common to prime ,
53.00 to $5.75 : hops , shipping grades ,
J3 00 to 53-75 ; sheep , fair to choice , § 2.50
to § 4.75 ; wheat , No. 2 red. GOc to 67c ;
L-orn , No. 2 , 31c to 33c : oats , No. 2 , 23c
to 25c ; rye. No. 2 , 50c to 52c ; butter ,
choice creamery , 21c to 22c ; eggs , fresh ,
19c to 21c : potatoes , choice , 28c to 3oc
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to
f..HO : hogs , choice light , ? 3.00 to 53.75 ;
= licop and lambs , common to choice , § 3.50
55.50 : wheat , No. 2 red. 67c to 6Sc :
jorn. No. 2 white , 32c to 34c ; oats , No. 2
white , 27c to 29c.
St. Louis Cattle , 53.00 to 55.50 ; hogs ,
$3.50 to $3.75 : sheep. $3.50 to 54.50 :
wheat , No. 2. 69c to 71c : corn , No. 2
yellow , 31c to 32c : oats. No. 2 , 2Gc to 27c ;
rye , No. 2. 51c to 53c.
Cincinnati Cattle , 52.50 to 55.25 ; hogs ,
53.00 < to 53.75 ; sheep. 52.50 to $4.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 6Sc to 70c ; corn , No. 2
mixed , 3-ic to 36c ; oats , No. 2 mixed ,
26c to 28c ; rye. No. 2 , 55c to 57c.
Detroit Cattle , 52.50 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
325 to 53.75 ; sheep and lambs. 53.00 to
? 5.25 ; wheat , No. 2. G9c to 71c : corn , No.
2 ' yellow. 34c to 3Gc ; onts , No. 2 white.
27c to 29c ; rye , 54c to 55c.
Toledo Wheat. No. 2 mixed , 71c to
73c : corn. No. 2 mixed , 33c to 34c ; oats ,
So. 2 white , 25c to 26c : rye. No. 2 , 52c
: o 53c ; clover seed , new. 54-85 to 54.95.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring , 66c
to GSc ; corn , No. 3 , 32c to 33c : oats , No.
2 white , 2Gc to 2Sc ; rye , No. 1 , 51c to 53c ;
barley ' , No. 2. 40c to 49c ; pork , mess ,
7.50 to 58.00.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
? 3.00 to 55.75 : hogs , common to choice ,
$3.50 to 53.75 ; sheep , fair to choice weth
ers , $3.50 to 54.75 : lambs , common to
extra , 55.00 to $5.75.
New York Cattle. 53.00 lo 55.75 ; hogs ,
53.00 to 54.00 ; sheep. 53.00 to $4.75 ;
wheat ] , No. 2 red. 77c to 7Sc : corn , No.
2 , 39c to 40c : oats. No. 2. 2Sc to 30c.
'ter , creamery , IGc to 24c ; e gs. Wr
22c to 24c.
WANT TO AfiBITEATE.
SPANIARDS REHEARSE THEJR
Position , on the Philippine Islands Is
Reaffirmed TJeply to the American
Demands Is Presented to the Peace
Commissioners in Paris.
"W edneaday's meeting of the joint peace
tomuiission in Paris lasted
ates and was of high importance. The
Spanish commissioners presented their re
joinder to the American reply on the Phil
ippine question , in which the contention
was reiterated that Philippine sovereignty
Iocs not come in for discussion under the
lerms of the protocol and various reasons
were given why the United States pro
posal concerning the debt could not be ac
cepted by Spain. But the surprise of the
meeting was the request that the dispute
should be referred to arbitration as to the
scope of the protocol and as to the legality
of the demand of the United States to
consider the sovereignty question under it.
This proposal was submitted with the
protestation that it was made simply be
cause of the great desire of Spain , to bring
the negotiations to an amicable issue. It
was also pointed out that the United
States has always been the foremost
champion of arbitration. The American
commissioners asked for an adjournment
Of course the United States cannot en
ter into a long-drawn-out arbitration over
phraseology. The fact that the United
States reserved to itself in the protocol
possession of Manila and rhe fact that
"the control , disposition and government"
of the Philippines were mentioned as the
subject for future determination shows
that the entire matter is within tlie juris
diction of the Paris peace commission.
Spain resorts again to its old hair-splitting
tactics. If anything were to be arbitrated
it would be the main proposition as to
whether the United States should hold the
Philippines , and not the quibble as to
whether the terms of the protocol war
ranted the consideration of that question
at all. Spain's object is to irritate the
United States as much as possible and to
place itself before the world as the much-
abused victim of overwhelming power.
As a conqueror in war the United States
has tiie right to dictate the terms of peace.
If the United States chooses to demand
the Philippines it is within the bounds of
right , according to the usages of war , in
so doing. As to whether or not the United
States should take the Philippines is a
matter to be settled by itself , on consid
erations wholly apart from any rights of
Spain in the premises.
SPEAKS HIS LAST LINES.
Jefferson's Retirement from the Stage
Rcsrarded as Permanent.
Joseph Jefferson's announcement of his.
temporary retirement from the stage ,
which was made public in New York , is
taken by most of the theatrical people to
mean that he has been seen behind the
footlights for the last time.
Mr. Jefferson retires with a fortune that
is conservatively placed at $2,000,000 , and
he has the satisfaction of knowing that
not only has he scored famous artistic
successes , but that his business career has
been the most successful in the history of
'Rip Van Winkle , * ' which he played first
in 1S59 , alone made a fortune for him.
Altogether he played "Rip Van Winkle"
five thousand times , at gross receipts averaging -
aging $1.000 a performance. During the
seventeenth season that it was played in
Chicago it drew 515,000 in a week. "The
Rivals * ' was another great moneymaker ,
and "The Cricket on the Hearth , " "The
Heir at Law" and "Lend Me Five Shil
lings , " all yielded a considerable part ol
ANNUAL HOHSE SHOW OPENS.
York Society Hobnobs -nritli the
Swell New York society again set its
seal of approval upon the annual horse
show , which opened at iladison Square
Garden Tuesday night in a blaze of light
and a vision of beauty. All of the 400
were there , and the costumes and display
of diamonds and jewels was gorgeous
enough to satisfy the most devout wor-
sniper at fashion's shrine.
The horse was there , too. in about the
usual number and with his tail banged.
The first night of his exhibition was a
MAKES NEW CYCLE RECORD.
San Francisco \ \ hex ' man Covers Fiftj
"K. O. Kragiie. s. ' S.-m Francisco haa
created three At. - . ; cycling records.
He lowered the- ! ; ! - ' .i. . standard course
from 2:22:30 n > : - ' ' : : . which figure also
lowers the Aii-n ; : . . rr.sijrhtaway course
mark of 2:15. The kt-t l-'ii miles he cov
ered in 22:15. lowong the American
standard course record of 24:14 , held by
L. N. Walleston of Xcv.'buryport , Mass. ,
who held the fifty-mile mark.
THIRTEEN MEN KILLED.
Pennsylvania Train Runs Into Ganjz
of Twenty Workmen.
Thirteen Italian and Polish laborers
were mowed down and killed on the
Hackensack Meadows just west of Jersey
City at S o'clock Friday morning by the
Millstone mail train on the Pennsylvania
Itailroad. Engineer John Van Nostrand
was in charge of the train. Eleven of the
laborers were killed outright. Two of tha
injured died within an hour after the ac
The killed and wounded were laborers
at work repairing the Pennsylvania Kail-
road tracks. They were in charge of
Section Foreman William Cork. The
gang consisted of twenty men and nearly
all were either killed or injured. The
Millstone local train's engineer did not see
the men on account of the fog and the
smoke of a west-bound train which had
just passed the gang in an opposite direcca
As Engineer Van Nostrand's locomotive
struck the men a fearful cry went up. It
.startled the engineer and the passenger :
ot" the train. Just then the- smoke lifted
and the engineer saw a shocking sight
All along the track for a distance of 2CKn
feet lay bodies and fragments of bodies , '
some of the victims were breathing their
last , while others had been cut into pieces ,
The cowcatcher was covered with blood ,
When the train stopped many of the pasre
sengers fainted at the sight. The corpses
and the wounded were placed in the
freight car of the Millstone train and takF
en to Jersey City.
CONVICTS KILL PRISON GUARD.
Attempt to Shoot Their Way Out of
Frank O'Neil and George Atkinson , two
convicts from Cleveland , serving fifteen
years each for highway robbery , attemptS
ed to shoot their way out of the Ohio
State prison Friday morning. C. B. LauA
terbuch. a guard from Knox County , attempted -
tempted to stop them and was shot dead
Guard Woods then presented himself In
the path of the prisoners , and fifteen shots _
were fired by the guard and the prisoners ,
none of which took effect. Having emp
tied his revolver Guard Woods attacked
the man with a club , crushing the skull
of one of them and breaking the shoulder ,
of the other. One will die.
While the fight was going on several
Dther prisoners were seen to have guns
and a general alarm called the guards to
the walls with their carbines. As soon
as O'Neil and Atkinson Avere apprehend
however , all signs of trouble ended.
Warden Coffin has no idea how or where
the guns were procured.
PRIZE OF WAR LOST.
Wrecked Maria Teresa Is Beyond All !
Hopes of Rescue.
It will be impossible to save the Maria
Teresa , which lies stranded on a coral
reef off Cat Island. This unfortunate
news was communicated to the Navy De-i
partment in a lengthy cablegram from
Captain McCalla , dated Nassau , N. P.
Captain McCalla says the warship is
stranded in from sixteen to twenty-one
feet of water , with her head to the north
ward. She rests on a rocky reef covered
with coral sand , interspersed with boul-
ders. The reef extends outside of the
wreck both to northward and southward ,
and it would be impossible , he says , for
anything but a light draft boat to approach -
Captain McCalla sums up his report by
saying that the ship is telescoped and that
us the rivets are sheared by the constant
working of the ship the telescopic process
must continue. In addition to turret guns ,
there are four G-inch guns on the Teresa '
taken from one of the wrecked ships and
amounted in Guantanamo.
MORE RIOTING AT PANA.
Whites and Negroes at the Spring-
side Shaft Fight Battle * .
Union white miners and negroes employ
ed at the Springside coal mines , Pana ,
111. , fought two brisk battles Thursday ,
but nobody was seriously hurt. Troop B
of Bloomington turned out immediately j
Avith a Gatling gun , but firing had ceased , I
% ills soldiers regained in waiting at the , '
barracks. The second battle broke out in j
the same section of the city thirty minutes |
after the first encounter between strikers
and negroes. Fully 500 shots were ex
changed. Shortly after the second battle
a squad of troop B made double quick
to 1 Springside , but it arrived too late to
make ] any arrests of participants in the
battle. ' The citizens and property owners
of ' Pana have made a plea that Gov. Tan
ner ' retain the troops of cavalrymen in
I'aua indefinitely or send more to replace
HURRYING ; TROOPS TO CUBA.
United States Will Take Possession on
The War Department is rapidly perfect
ing ' means of transporting the army of oc
cupation < to Cuba. The transport vessels
in ] the Government service will soon begin
to ' assemble at Savannah. The War De
partment ' is making preparations to push
the 1 work of garrisoning the island rapid
ly ' , and the United States will be ready
to } declare its formal possession of the
island ' on the first day of the new year.
Great pains will be taken to transport
the ' garrison troops safely and comforta
] bly. Three transports are well advanced
in ' repairs at Philadelphia , and each will
carry ' comfortably about 2.1500 men.
LET LEPERS RUN AT LARGE.
Criminal Negligence of Former Span
ish Killers of Manila.
The New York Journal's Manila cor
respondent says that 200 lepers are at
large on the island of Luzon , many in the
city of Manila , and others iu the adjacent
country. They have been roaming about
unknown to the American ofiicials. which
fact has aroused the greatest alarm , now
that the discovery has been made. The
American authorities are hastening to
Make up for the criminal negligence of the
laniards by ordering that all lepers shall
ue arrested and sent to a small uninhabit
ed island on the southeast of Luzon.
! ; STATE OF BEBBASKAf
. NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
1 > n Planning to Boom tlio
Hastings Col lego Will JEnilow the
Persident's Chair if Attendance Is
j ! Boom i'or Hastings
j ! The business men of JIastings held a
meeting for the purpose of agreeing upon
a plan to boom Hastings College. This
institution already has a daily attendance
oi nearly 200 students and an effort willj
be made to endow the president's chair
providing the daily attendance of students
can be increased to 250 or 800. The bus
iness men seem to realize the importance
oi a big educational institution and there
fore they are determined to make Hastings
a college city.
liawsnit for Funeral Charges.
The time of the district court at Fre
mont , was taken up for several days last
week with the case of Ashley Parks
against Lucina Mullison , which is an
action to recover from defendant money
which plaintiff alleges he advanced at her
request to bring back to Fremont the re
mains of her son , Emory A. Mulhson , a
traveling man who lost his life in a fire at
Fort Scott , Kan. The case has been tried
once before and a judgment rendered for
plaintiff. Owing to the circumstances of
Mullison's death and defendant's financial
ability the case has occasioned con
Hawkins Murder Trial.
Judge G. W. Norris adjourned court at
Stockville last week until December 12 , at
which time the case of the Slate against
Andrew Hawkins for the- minder of
Thomas Jan-sen will be tried. The prisoner
has pleaded not guilty. All preliminary
matters have been disposed of in this case , ,
so ' that both sides will be ready for trial by
Ne\v Bridge Over the Platte.
The county authorities have had the
surveyor measure the distance across that
Platte > immediate ! } south of Grand Island , ,
wiih the view of building a. bridge between.
Hall and Hamilton counties at that point.
As it is on one of the main section lines
of the county a bridge has for many years
been desired there.
Former Nebraskaii Dead.
Word has been received of the death of
W. H. Orcutt at his homo in Marion , Kan.
Mr. Orcutt was well known in northern
Nebraska , having ie-ided : at Ainsworth
for ten years ami later in Norfolk , where
he lived iintil removing to Kansas. He
was a thirty-second degree Mason *
Want the Wheels lo Turn.
The citizens of McCool and farmers of ,
south York County are making an effort
to have the McCool water power mill op
erated. An eastern company owns the ,
mill and does not care to start it up. 16
has j recently been fitted up with the latest
Nebraska National Guard.
The first company to respond to the call
for the organization of a new national
guard regiment was Company K from
Schuyler. It is expected there will be oaa
or two vacancies on account of failure to
organize companies where the old onea
Good Wheat Yield.
Elopp Lindgreen , a farmer south oj
, York , threshed his winter wheat crop ol
1898 and it yielded forty-four bushels to
the t acre. His neighbor , William Gal
lagher j , threshed wheat which yielded
thirty-seven bushels to the acre.
Blind Students Make Music.
The first musicale of the season was
given at the Institute for the Blind at Ne
braska City last week. There was a largo
attendance. The \ocal and instrumental
efforts were artistically rendered and ,
greatly pleased the audience ,
Senatorial Candidate Announced
Hon. George Murphy of Wymore is a
canddate , before the next legislature for
the \ office of United States senator to suc
ceed William V. Allen and well-informed
politicions ] assert that he will be a factor In
this interesting race.
AVheel Tears OfT Fingers.
Nick Weinricli , an employe at tha
Grand Lsland sugar factory , had three
fingers of his left hand caught in tfa.9
engine of the centrifugal machines and
amputation was necessary , as they were
Drives Away 11 Doctor's Rig.
A fine here and phaeton were stolen
from Dr. P. L. Moore at G"and Island.
The sheriff of the county offers a reward
of $50 for the arrest of the thief and Dr.j
Moore offers $25 for the return ef the
Abducts Her Child.
The adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs , .
Bert Curtis has been abducted by its
mother , Mrs. F. G. Hall of Omaha. She. '
was enticed from the school house at Ne-
ligh and so far no trace of the parties has
New Clerk of Court Appointed.
The Nuckolls Countv commissioners
have appointed Prof. George Ewlng , prin
cipal of the Lawrence public schools , to
be clerk of the district court , vice P. Fla
herty , who recently died.
Six Out of Twenty.
Of the twenty applicants for registra
tion as pharmacists examined at the re
cent meeting of the board of examiners ol
the state board of pharmacy , only six were
HOJJS Take Heroic 3tedicine.
J. R. Manning , living near Battle Creek ,
had ten hogs affected with cholera and tq
each hog was fed a pint of kerosene in > \
bucket of milk Every hog recovered.
Reap What They Sowed Not.
Thieves visited the cribs of William
Peterson , a tenant on the Mullis farm , sis
miles from Nebraska City and took
200 bushels of ear corn.