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VOLUME XIII. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , DECEMBER 8. 1898. NUMBER 46.
SUMMARY OF LATE NEWS
OVER A 3HLLION LOSS
GREAT FIRE IN NEW YORK'S
2Hassivc Block of Sky Scrapers on
Broadway Is Almost Totally De
stroyed Awful Death of Six Men
in a Steamer's Boiler Room.
Fire in New York City.
In a blinding rainstorm Sunday night the
massive block of buildings on Broadway ,
Xos. 253 to 259. and included between Mur
ray and Warren Streets , was almost de
stroyed by fire. Within three hours more
than a million dollars' worth of properly
was de-.troyedi The fire began in the five-
y story brick building occupied by the men's
furnishing firm of Kogers , Peet & Co. , on
the sout'iwesl corner of Broadway and
Warren Street. Adjoining the Rogers-
Peel building and south of it was the mag
nificent white building of the Home Life
Insurance Company , and next to this was
the brown stone building of the Postal
Telegraph Company , erected at a cost of
millions only a few years ago , all three of
which suffered great loss.
Within a few 'ninnies after the discovery
of the fire the Rogers-Peet building was a
roaring furnace , and an alarm had been
turned in which brought more than a score
of engines to the scene. It was but a short
time when the flames had eaten through
the wall of the Home Life building and
were roaring'high above that lofty struct
ure. Thousands of people had gathered at
the scene , and thr i blinding glare of the
flames lighted up the lower part of the
SHOT HIS BROTHER OEAD.
Will Kent Kills His Brother , Noble ,
in the Sheriff's Hands.
Sheriff Davenport on Saturday placed
with a trustee in the Farmers' National
Bank at Springfield , 111. , the $200 reward
offered for the arrest of Noble Kent , who
attempted to kill his brother. Will Kent ,
near Yirden. several months ago by shoot
ing him through the window of their home ,
until it is decided who of the police who
arrested Kent at the station there one night
several weeks ago is entitled to the reward.
Sheriff Davenport then boarded the train
to take Kent to Carlinville , where he waste
to have been lodged in jail until .his trial.
At Girard the train stopped to coal , and
while there Will Kent stepped on the car in
which was Xoble , and drawing a revolver ,
shot his brother dead. Will then jumped
from the train and made his escape.
Noble had twice attempted Will Kent's
life because their father had willed all his
property to Will because of Noble's dissi
pated life. When the will was filed at Car
linville before the first attempt on Will's
life , he had sworn out a peace warrant for
Noble , but the latter had left the country
before it could be served and had only re
turned the night he attempted to shoot his
brother. The second time an attempt was
made was a fev weeks ago when Xoble
again appeared and was encountered by
Will at the stable at their home. Xoble
had a gun which Will says he drew on him.
Will fled and aroused the neighbors , and
Noble took the first train out of town , and
was captured on his arrival at Springfield.
He was riding with some tramps on the
blind of the baggage car.
SIX MEN PARBOILED.
Awful Death of Boiler Room Men
in the Mallory Inner Alamo.
Six members of the crew of the Mallory
line steamship Alamo were killed Sunday
J v-the bursting of a steampipe while the
vessel lay at her pier in East River , Xew
York. The Alamo has only recently been
discharged from transport service for the
government , and is fresh from lioaclrs
yard , where she received a thorough over
hauling , including , it is said , new steam
pipes and boilers. She carried thirty pass
engers. At the time of the accident the
ship had cast off her lines and her engines
had made but two or three revolutions
when the explosion came. The flooring of
the deck immediately over the engine room
was torn into splinters , and steam poured
up through the open seams in clouds. The
sound of the escaping steam was mingled
with the shrieks of the dying men , who
were enveloped in it. The flow of steam
was checked with great difficulty and not
until the lapse of five or .six minutes.
Says Alton Road Is Sold.
A prominent railroad official of Toledo ,
Ohio , and a man of unquestioned reliabiliy ,
who has just returned from New York ,
says that the deal for the salf of the Alton
road was completed in New Kork. He
says that Morgan secured control of the
Alton and that the gulf road would now be
prevented from entering Chicago.
Gillett Not Caught.
Nothing is known in the City of Mexico
of the reported arrest in Chihuahua of
Gillett , the missing Kansas cattle king. It
is said at the American legation that noth
ing has been heard in the matter , and that
Gillett could not be atrested unless his
.extradition had been formally requested.
Found Hidden Rilles.
-The local papers report the discovery at
Bilbao , Spain , of 890 rifles carefully secreted -
creted under ground. A number of Car-
lists have been arrested on charges of
being connected therewith. $
GIRL CUT TO PIECES.
Murder Which Rivals the Crimes ol
Jack the Ripper.
Don Perrier , a young Frenchman , bru
tally murdered his former sweetheart , Jen
nie E. Andrews , an English girl , at Xew
Westminster , B. C. , Thursday night. He
shadowed her to a place known as the
Green house and was shown to her room.
He entered and locked the doodr. The In
mates of the house heard a piercing shriek
and attempted to force the door. Perrier
called from the inside : "I've not quite done
the job ; just a moment. "
Then the door was thrown open by the
Frenchman. , who was covered with blood
from head to foot. Waving his hand in
which he held a dripping knife he invited
the women to enter. Jennie Andrews was
lying on the bed literally cut to pieces , the
murderer having deliberately mutilated the
girl's body after life was extinct. It is said
that he first met the girl in Australia. She
discarded him and crossed the ocean to
marry another man , who refused to keep
his promise , and she drifted into evil ways.
Perrier is a sailor , but is well educated and
is reported to belong to an aristocratic
LARGE GIFTS TO HARVARD.
< J5OOOO for Projected Infirmary and
$1OOOO for Scholarship.
James Stillman of New York has given
$50,000 to Harvard College to cover the cost
of land and buildings for a projected Har
vard infirmary which will bear the name of
the donor. In addition Mr. Stillman will
contribute $2,500 annually for four years.
A new scholarship has just been con
ferred upon the scientific school at Harvard
University by a gift of $10,000 by J. R.
Jenkins , a graduate of the class of ' 77 and
a mining engineer in the gold district of
South Africa. The interest of this sum ij
to be given to a student of engineering.
CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY.
Vine Citizens of McCormick , S. O. ,
Indicted in Court.
In the United States district court at Co
lumbia , S. C. , the grand jury has returned
true bills against nine well known citizens
of McCotinick , upon the charge of con
spiracy , the offense being the driving awaj
from that tou n at the time of the recent
Phoenix troubles of J. W. Tolbert , the hus
band and assistant of the postmistress.
There are several counts in each indictment.
The men indicted are : M. L. B. Sturkie ,
John Dunlap , Wade Cochrane , Thomas
Bentley , Henry Martin , L. Tucker , K. Q
Stillwell , J. P. Jennings and J. L. Rey
NEW UNION'S LIFE ENDS.
Coalition of Three Republics Is De
Minister Merry has reported to the state
department that the government of Costa
Rica has received official notice of the dis
solution of the United State of Central
America. One of the highest Centra
American officials in Washington received a
dispatch Friday confirming the announce
ment of the overthrow of the United State. ?
of Central America formed November 1.
He expressed the hope that on the ruins a
more substantial union , embracing all five
of the Central American republics , would
HAS A MADRID LABEL.
Spaniards Say Aguinuldo Is Prepar
ing to Resist the Americans.
Advices received in Madrid from the
Philippines say the insurgents have de
cided not to recoguixe the cession of the
islands to the United States and will resist
to the last. It is claimed the United States
will require 70,000 troops to put down the
rebellion. It is alleged the insurgents hold
10,000 Spanish prisoners , whom they \vilJ
force to serve against the Americans.
France Afraid of San .lose Scalfe
The Journal Official , published in Paris ,
publishes a decree forbidding admittance
into France of fruit and plants from the
United States , to prevent the introduction
of the San Jo.-e scale. The measure is
quite immaterial , as the shipment of trees ,
plants and shrubs last year from the United
States aggregated only . < S2S and fruit $40-
AVillcts' Remains Sent Home.
The United States transport Obdam. to
arrive at New York in a day or two from
San Juan de Porto Rico , bears the remains
of George S. Willets of Chicago , who died
from tetanus , following hypodermic injec
tion. Mr. Keck , former partner of Mr.
Willets , accompanies the remains.
New President for Oberliis.
A special from Oberlin. Ohio , says the
trustees of Oberlin College elected Rev.
John Henry Burrows of Chicago as presi
dent of that institution. It is understood
he will accept and assume the position on
January 4 , 18011 , when the winter term
Quay Must Stand Trial.
In the conspiracy case of Senator Quaj
and others at Philadelphia , Judge Finlettcr
dismissed all the motions by defendant's
counsel against the five indictments found
by the grand jury , and fixed December 6 as
the date for beginning the trial.
To Raise the Reina Mercedes.
The Merritt Wrecking Company's re
presentatives at Norfolk , Ya. , say a contract
has been closed with the government to .
float the Reina Mercedes , sunk in the
mouth of Santiago Harbor , and bring her ,
Inventor Keeley's "Will.
The will of John W. Keeley , the Phila *
delphia inventor , has been filed for probate. /
He bequeaths the entire estate , valued at
$10,000 , to his widow. He makes no ref
erence to his motor. ?
DEVOID OF COMMEM
ALGER'S REPORT COVERING
WAR WITH SP IN.
JDhere Is Xo Disposition to Criticise ,
the Official Dispatches Being Al-
lOAved to Tell Their Own Story-
Fifty Years a King.
Secretary Alger's .Report.
The annual report of Secretary Alger is
a practically complete official hsstory of the
Spanish-American war. The secretary has
given to the public not only all the official
dispatches that passed directly between his
own office and commanding officers in the
field and camp , but has supplemented these
with .short explanatory notes , setting forth
the reasons for various movements , and
then , to complete the record of events , he
has included in the body of the report the
report of Gen. Miles , of all the generals
who participated in the campaign in Cuba ,
Porto Rica or the Philippines , and finally
the reports of all of the bureau officers of
the war department. Nowhere is there
shown a disposition to criticise , the offi
cial dispatches being allowed to tell theii
own story , and generally the secretary
finds much to praise and cause for sincere
congratulation in the results obtained.
DIGS UP THE MAINE.
Spain Endeavors to Place Responsi
bility for that Awful Tragedy.
The Spanish peace commissioners have
, ent several drafts of treaty aitides to the
Americans for the latter's examination
The drafts covered articles relating to the
nationality of the inhabitants of the ceded
territory , the jurisdiction of the courts and
pending cases , the continuance of grants
and contracts for public works , services in
the ceded territory , etc.
One article was to the effect that the
United States and Spain appoint an inter
national commission of experts of seven
members , three to be selected by eacl
country , namely , one citizen of each coun
try , one Britisher and one Frenchman , witl
a German president ; this commission to
determine the responsibility for the Maine
disaster. If Spain is responsible she is tc
send a warship to salute the American flag
in Xcw York ; if not , the United States tc
pay the whole expense of the commission
The Spanish idea is that , having yielded on
the main principles , they will gain import
ant advantages on details.
HALF A CENTURY KING
fiftieth Anniversary of Keign o.
Emperor Francis Joseph.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria Fri-
flay , upon the fiftieth anniversary of his
accession to the throne , issued a general
order to the army thanking the soldiers for
their loyalty and fearless valor hroughoul
his reign. Amnesty was granted political
offenders in Hungary and a number ol
decorations were granted.
The day at Vienna was ushered in witl
a booming of cannon and a grand reveille
was sounded by the bugles of all the
regiments of the garrison. The city was
gayly decorated and the streets thronged
with people in holiday attire. The arch
duke attended special thanksgiving ser
vice in the garrison church. The dis
tribution of jubilee medals to troops
followed. There was much rejoicing
throughout the provinces.
DID NOT FIND ADREE.
An Expedition Sent to Search foi
the Explorer Nearly Perishes.
A special from the Yeniseisk , Easteri
Siberia , announces the arrival at the moutli
of the Yenisie River of an expedition thai
had gone in search of Herr Andree , the
aeronaut , who ascended in his
balloon in July 4 of last year from
Spitzbergen , with the intention of crossing
the Polar regions in search of the north
pole. The expedition was wrecked while
crossing from the delta of the River Lina
to the River Olenek , but managed to reach
an uninhabited island. There the partj
was icebound for seventeen days before i/ /
Cyclist Ganter Kills Himself.
FredW. Ganter , the champion bieych
rider of northern New York , killed him-
self at his home in Pamelia Wednesday.
Ganter's wife died Wednesday morning ir
childbirth. The husband took a Win
chester rifle and went to the room when
his wife's remains had been laid out ant1
3Iakes Snake Bites Harmless.
Consul Skinner , at Marseilles , report ,
that Dr. Calmete. of the Pasteur institute
at Lill , has discovered an anti-venomoui
serum by means of which poisoning from s
snake bites can always be checked anc
death prevented if the serum be injected
within four hours after a person has beer
Venezuela Comes to Time.
The Yene/.uelan government has decidei in
not to impose further duties on supplie ; n
sent to American consulates located in tha-
country. Retaliatory measures on the patf
of this government brought the Yenezue- c
lans to time.
Suspended Pend ing Investigatioi
George W. Aldridge , superintendent o :
public , works of Albany has requestec
Governor Black to suspend him from offic <
pending , an investigation of his depart
ment by the courts.
Negroes "Will Found Colony.
A colony of sixteen negroes has left Okla
/loma for Liberia. It 13 headed by an intel
ligent farmer named Applebery , wh <
recently sold his farm on Fox Creek foi
3,000. All have some money.
GOV. TANNER INDICTED.
Firden Riot Grand Jury Finds True
Bills Against Him.
The Virlen riot grand jury made its
'ormal report to Judge J. R. Shirley at Car-
iuville , 111. . Thursday. The grand jury
lealt pertinently with the affair and , so fai
ls it was possible to ascertain , returned
irue bills against the principal participants
in the tragedy of October 12 at Yirden.
Ten indictments , involving fifty-four per
sons , were returned. Against John R.
Tanner , governor of Illinois , there are three
sounts for palpable omission of duty and
malfeasance in oflice. Fred B. Lukins ,
general manager of the Chicago-Yirden
sompany , is charged with manslaughter on
two counts. William Lukins , his deputies ,
Frank Wilder , J. E. Sickles and J. II.
Smith , are indicted for the killing of Joseph
Gitterele , a Mt. Olive miner.
Sixteen Thiel guards ara held for riot.
In the indictments against Gov. Tanner
the complaining witnesses are John Gra-
ham , Will Mitchell , William Wilson , C.
Ross and Charles Stewart , employes of the
Chicago-Virdeu Coal Company. They
testified that they were intimidated and
prevented from following their legitimate
avocation by an armed body of men num
bering 1,000. who unlawfully and feloni-
msly were assembled in Yirden. That the
governor had been notified by the sheriff ol
Macoupin County that no protection was to
oe had from the county and was earnestly
importuned for state assistance. Judge
Shirley fixed Gov. Tanner's bond at $500.
FLAG MAY FLY CHRISTMAS.
ftlorro Castle , Havana , to Be Deco
rated by Old Glory on that Date.
It is now believed , judging from the
rapidity with which the Spaniards are
pushing the evaluation , that the province
of Havana will be turned over to the
Americans on or before December 21 , and
I hat by Chistmas day Old Glory will be
floating over Morro Castle.
Gen. Green reviewed at Marinao on Sat
urday ( he cavalry division of the Cuban
forces under Gen. Maerio Menocal. Over
SOO men fell in line , Many had no coats or
shirts , but all had good mounts , well shod.
While from an aesthetic view-point Gen.
Green finds the Cuban calvary wanting ,
he thinks there could be do doubt of its
efficiency in guerrilla warfare , judging
from the discipline and reckless daring of
he men as evidenced in their evolutions.
Fire in Powder Works.
A disastrous lire at the works of the Cai-
ifornia Powder Company at Pinole , Cal. ,
destroyed several buildings and much valuable -
uable machinery in the gun cotton depart-
aiciit , eulaififtg a loss of $25.000 , and 1he
temporary discontinuance of the manufacture -
ture of smokeless powder , besides throwing
100 men out of employment. The veering
of the wind miraculously saved the acid
buildings , valued at $200,000 , from destruc-
Ten Years for a Murder.
The findings of the Eighth California
court martial in the case of James Meadors
of that regiment , who killed Private Janas
Uruy at San Francisco and threatened to
kill several other privates , have been ap
proved and Meadors sentenced to serve ten
years' imprisonment in the United Slates
penitentiary at Leavenworth , Kan. Mea
dors as been sentenced to hard labor and
\vill forfeit all pay and allowances.
Decision Against Western Union.
Judge Perkins of Carthage , Mo. , has ren
dered a decision in the case of Senator
Ilobard Gray against the Western Union
Telegraph Company. The claim was for 8
cents for stamps charged the plaintiff after
the first adoption of the war tax , his claim
being that the defendants were by law re
quired to bear that burden. The decision
was in favor of the plaintiff for the amount
) f claim.
The jury in the case of Walter Rosser ,
the Tenne&sec soldier who on September
18 , at San Francisco , shot and killed Henry
Ililderbrand. a civilian , while under the
influence of liquor which had been drugged ,
remained out all night and reported that it
had been unable to agree. The young man
< vill have a second trial next week.
Decision Favors the Strikers.
Judge Johnson of Denver has dissolved
temporarily the injunction restraining the
striking employes of the Davis Iron Works
for intimidating non-union workmen or
declaring a boycott against the company.
The judge says the condition of affairs is
not so serious as to warrant interference on
part of the court.
Tax Collector Short. n
Tax collector Samuel L. Findley of San p
Luis , Obispo County , Cal. , is a defaulter a
and a fugitive from justice. On searching w
his safe it was ascertained that he was
short at least $11.000 , but a hasty examination - \
tion of the records by the county clerk in
dicates he may have taken as much as
Te.vos Honor Avenged.
A special from San Antonio. Tex. , says :
Louis Frankel. a well known business -
man. was shot and instantly killde Thursday
by E. J. Ilutcheson , his business partner.
Ilutcheson surrendered himself. He
claimed that Frankel had been too intimate
with his wife.
Vote to Abolish Hazing.
At a monster mass meeting at Alexandei
Hall , Princeton. X. J. . the students of the
university passed resolutions abolishing
hazing. An overwhelming majority pre
vailed , and the hazing question , it is be
lieved , has been disposed of.
Heir to Throne May Wed. of
It is asserted in Madrid that a marriage
has been arranged between Don Jaimie ,
son of the pretender , Don Carlos , and a
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Lincoln's Liarge Educational Insti
tution , the Normal , Burned to the
Ground , Entailing a Loss of $10O-
OOO , with JJittle Insurance.
Ijincolii Normal Destroyed.
The main building of the Lincoln normal
r.chool. located about three miles east of
the city , burned on the morning of Decem
ber 1 , causing a total loss. The fire de
partment from the city was called out , but
was unable to render any assistance. The
fire started in a cloak room and was under
great headway before discovered. The
building was erected in 1891 , and when
completed cost fully $80.000 , and the furni
ture and equipments would run the total
amount to about $100,000. The normal
school was operated right through the hard
times , but the scheme of locating a univer
sity there never has paid in a financial way ,
anil there was about $32,000 indebtedness
against the property. It is said there was
a move on foot to have the state buy the
building for a state normal school.
MANDATE OF THE COURT.
Women Officially Told to Recognize
the Governor's Authority.
The long contest for the control of the
state Home for the Friendless between the
state officers and the board of lady man
agers ended last week when District Judge
Holmes of Lincoln declared that institution
a charge of the state. The Home for the
Friendless was founded many years ago
by a number of Lincoln women , and
was supported by contributions. In
time the state was appealed to for aid , and
appropriations i have usually been made by
each legislature. Two years ago , acting
on the theory that the home was a state
charge , Gov. Ilolcomb appointed a new su
perintendent. The board of lady managers
resisted her entrv and barred the doors to
the state officials" . The order of the court
is i : that the board recognize Gov. Hol-
comb's authority. The case may be ap
Ray Fired Quick and Fast
A later report from the Cheesman-Ray
shooting affair at Brow nville is to the effect
that trouble between the two men had been
brewing for some time past. Improper re
lations existed between George Ray and
Mrs. Cheesman. Cheesman found Ray in
the kitchen Avilh his wife and states that on
opening the door he saw Ray with revolver
J in hand. At this he drew his own weapon
and both fired. Ray's first shot took effect
in j Cheesman's right shoulder , disabling
him. Ray fired two more shots , one of
which passed through Cheesman's lungs ,
and fled from the house. He has not yet
been taken into custody.
What We Sent to Market.
The state bureau of labor and industrial
statistics has had printed a map of the
state , the spaces within the boundaries of
the counties being filled with figures show
ing the value of the commodities marketed
by each county during the year 1897. This
is ! one of the most comprehensive tabula
tions ever turned out by the labor bureau ,
and furnishes figures of much importance
in the advertising of the resources of the
state. The total value of the sxirplus
commodities is shown to be $140,772-
Postmaster's Safe Is Emptied.
When Postmaster Campbell opened the
office at Mead the other morning he found
his safe blown open and contents lying
around the room. The safe contained
nothing but stamps , registered letters and
some private papers. The robbers secured
about $25 worth of stamps of different de
nominations and a little over $1 in pennies.
The postage due stamps and private papers
were found under the runway of the Fann
ers' Elevator. Xo trace of the robbers.
One JDay in Jail.
William Knight was sentenced to one day
in jail in the district court at Tecumseh.
Knight was tried on the charge of shooting
with intent to do great bodily harm to
Wesley Worthen. Worthen was shot with
a shotgun last spring when caught in the
company of Knight's wife. As Knight
had been in jail all summer , and Worthen
entirely recovered from his wound , the
court was lenient.
In the absence of the herder , the house
and all the improvements on the sheep
ranch of Bond. Lister & Gilmore was set on
fire and burned to the ground. The ranch
is twelve miles southwest of Hay Springs
and had improvements valued at $1,000.
The work is supposed to have been done by
small cattlemen hostile to the sheepmen.
Child Caught by Wheels.
The 7-year-old son of V. Laro of Wy-
niore was"run over by a loaded wagon and
perhaps fatally injured. He was drawing
sled and in his attempt to fasten the rope
to the wagon he was thrown under the
wheels , which passed over his body. The
wagon was heavily loaded and the boy's
injuries may prove fatal.
Hope for Free Mail Delivery.
All indications now are that at the end <
of the present fiscal year , which will be on
Juh 1. JS99 , the revenue of the Norfolk
portom'ce will be sufficient to entitle the
i-itj to a free delivery s\-.stem. which will }
mean the establishment of carrier routes , a
condition much to bo desired by the patrons
of the office.
New Railroad Liaid Out.
The surve\ ors , who were reported to been
on : the Omaha Indian reservation some time
ago setting grade stakes and laying out a
line of route for a new railroad between
Sioux City and Omaha , have taken their
departure from that point. There is much
conjecture as to Avhat road is making this
Member Enforces His Claim.
Andrew J. Clifton has sued the Degree
Honor lodge , Xo. 21 , at Culbartson , for
suspending him. "When the lodge took
that action he persisted in being a member ,
and when the lodge refused to take his dues
he filed suit for all back dues.
NEBRASKA CM A WAR FOOTING
Adjutant General Barry Asks for
Money to Equip National Guard.
It seems from figures submitted by Ad
jutant General Barry that an unusually
large amount will be asked for next winter
for the maintenance and support of the Ne
braska National Guard. The estimate is
contained in a letter filed with the slate
auditor as follows :
I have the honor to submit to you the fol
io wincr estimate for the appropriation nec
essary for the maintenance of the Nebraska-
National Guard for the bieunium begin
ning April 1. 1890 , and ending March 81 ,
For . 'rmory rent allowance of $209
per annum for each company ,
troopT battery , baud and corps
headquarters" § 22,800
For appropriation for the support of
the Nebraska National Guard as
per the following estimates for
two years 82,000
Estimate for pay , subsistence and trans
portation of 2,000 officers and enlisted men ,
organized into three regiments of infantry ,
on one troop of cavalry and one battery of
artillery , assembled in camps of instruction
six days each year.
Per diem of officers and men .six
days each jear $ 32.57S. : > 6
Subsistence of 2,000 enlisted men
twelve days at SO cents 7,000.00
For equipping the mdeical depart
ment of three regimeuts and
maintaining the same ? ' ! , OO.Q9
For expenses of inspections , mus
tering and examination board ,
courts-martial , schools of in
struction and incidental ex
penses 10.000.0f >
Transportation of 2,000 at $1 each 16,000.00
Annual allowance of clothing ,
2,000 men 12,000.00
For freight on arms , ammunition
and equipments 1,000.00
Total $ 82,878.5
Appropriation for equipping and
clothing the Nebraska National
Guard $ Gr , > 97.5t
On account of reorganizing the guard the
expenditures for the support and mainte
nance of the guard Avill be greatly in exce. s
of former years. At the request of the sec
retary of war , all clothing , arms and equip
ment in the hands of the state were turned
over to the First and Second regiments ,
Nebraska volunteer infantry , and Troop
K , Third Tinted States cavalry ( formerly
Troop A of this state i , thus taking all the
available military property in the posses
sion of the state , to the value of $66,697.5-1.
The state will be reimbursed for this
amount by an act of congress , the same as
all other states of the union. This money
under our law cannot be placed to the
credit of the fund for the support of the
Nebraska National guard , but must revert
into the state treasury , and cannot be re-
appropriated to the general fund of the
state without a special act of thelegislatuie
authorizing the same , which would take a
period of two years to reacn. Respectfal'
submitted. P. II. BAKIHT ,
Shoots His Foot Oft'
J. C. Knoll of Kearney went out to his
farm and there met \ \ ith an accident that
has resulted in the loss of a foot. "There
being a light snow on the ground the op
portunity was tempting for rabbit shooting.
In some manner his foot slipped and his
gun being cocked the contents were dis
charged , striking him in the ankle of the
left foot , shattering the bones and mutilat
ing the foot very badly. It was found
necessary to amputate the foot and it was
taken off half way between the ankle and
knee. , ,
Found a I < on JJost Watch.
Two years ago next March Mrs. Marie
Woolf lost a hunting case gold watch in a
field on James Holden's farm near Lynch.
The watch could not be found and the land
had twice raised a crop , this year corn.
Last week Cal Conklin found the watch
while husking corn in the field. It lay on
top of the ground and save a small dent in
in the case and a broken balance shaft was
none the worse for its two seasons' ex
Agriculturists Elect Ollicers.
The Jefferson County Agriculttiral So
ciety elected the follou ing officers at Fair-
bury : President , Jasper Hilvey ; vice pres
idents. W. II. Beardsley and J. C. Kester-
sou : .secretary , L. W. Goodrich : treasurer ,
G. W. Iluusen.
Nebraska Short Notes.
The Alliance creamery has commenced
Cholera is playing havoc with the hogs
The Knights of Pythias at Dubois are
building a new hall.
The supply of houses in Wayne is not
equal to the demand.
Brown County stockmen propose to or
ganize a society for mutual protection.
North Platte people are agitating the
erection of a new high school building.
Ponca is to vote on the question of issu
ing $12,000 in bonds for the erection of a
new school building.
rBloomington expects to have a mill some
time in the near future. Charles Zulaf of
Ravenna will build it.
A woman 83 years of age. living in the
vicinity of Ravenna , is undergoing thesome-
wlmt novel experience of growing a new ,
or j third set of teeth.
The Missouri River closed on the 21st
inst. . leaving the three packet boats stuck
abo\e the mouth of the Niobrara , all loaded
for up-river points.
The merchants and bu > iness men of Xe-
bnibka City are up in arms against the at
tempt that is being made to hold another
exposition in Omaha next year.
C. Haiisen of Hanover was hunting on
Sunday last and had the misfortune to have
the index finger of his left hand so badly
mangled as to render amputation necessary-
The first annual exhibition of the Battle
Creek Poultry and Pet .Stock Association
has been au unqualified success. About
350 chickens were on exhibition , besides
pigeons , ducks , geese and turkeys.
The Nebraska Telephone Company pro
poses in the spring to extend its telephone
line from Genoa to Neligh. ,
During therecent severe storm 0. McKay
of Xance County lose six head of old cows
in the pasture near the Loup bridge.
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