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VOLUME xm. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , DECEMBER 15. 1808. tftfflBER 47.
INTELLIGENCE FROM ALL
THE TREATY SIGNED
CONSUMMATED IN PARIS SAT
Signatures on Two Copies One Is
for the Archives , and Each Has
the Text in English and Spanish ,
in Parallel Columns.
Peace Treaty Signed.
The treaty of peace vas signed in Paris
at 8:45 : Saturday evening. The treaty as
signed consists of seventeen articles , it hav
ing been found advisable to subdivide two
or three articles in the manner agreed upon
Y in the last meeting. The commissioners of
the two nations wrote their signatures on
two copies of the treaty , one copy being for
the archives. The document was prepared
by Secretary Moore in behalf of the United
States commission , and by Senor Villa
Rulia for Spain , on account of the con
tinued illness of Secretary Opeda of the
Spanish commission. Each copy contains
the English and Spanish texts of the treaty
in parallel columns. The wording had
been approved previously by the commis
sions without a joint meeting , so there was
no controversy on this subject.
GEN. CALIXTO SARCIA DEAD.
Distinguished Cuban "Warrior Passes
Away in Washington.
Gen. Calixto Garcia , the distinguished
Cuban warrior and leader and the head of
the commission elected by the Cuban as
sembly to visit this country , died Sunday
morning at the Hotel Raleigh. Washing
ton , where the commission has -its head
quarters. The sudden change from the
warm climate of Cuba , with the hardships
lie had there endured , to the wintry weather
of New York and Washington is responsi
ble for the pneumonia which resulted in
his demise. He contracted a slight cold in
Kew York , which did not assume an alarm-
stage until the early part of last week.
On Tuesday night Gen. Garcia , in companj
with the other members of the commission ,
attended a dinner given in his honor bj
Gen. Miles , and it was a result of exposure
that night which culminated in his death.
During the twelve hours or more preceding
dissolution Gen. Garcia was unconscious
most of the time. His last words were
irrational mutterings , in which he gave or
ders to his son. who is on his Mall' , for the
battle which he supposed was to occur and
in which he understood there were 400
Spaniards to combat.
MILLER WINS THE BIKE RACE
Finishes Nearly Twenty-Two Miles
Ahead of Waller.
Charles W. Miller of Chicago , last year's
six-day champion , won the great race at
Madison Square Garden , Xew York , again
this year , beating the world's record , his
own , by twenty-four miles and leading the
next man to him , Frank Waller of Boston ,
by twenty-two miles. Thirty-two men
started when the pistol sounded a few
minutes after midnight Monday morning ,
Dec. 5 , and twelve finished.
The score at the end was as follows :
Waller . * 1,985.7
_ Lalc 1.502.2
THE SENTINEL STOOD PAT.
Kills One Soldier and Injures An
other Who Tried to Pass Him.
Henry Reffett , private Company I , First
Kentucky regiment , was killed and Henry
C. Brehme. private , Company B , of the
skme regiment , was seriously injured Sunday -
day night by a setinel stationed at the
gang plank of the transport Berlin. New
port News , Va. . which brought ihe regi
ment from Porto Rico. The men started
to board the transport , but did not have a
pass. They ignored the injunction of the
sentry to halt , and when they attempted to
pass him he struck each of them over the
Jieadwith his rifle. Reffett's skull was
fractured and he died three hours later.
Urehme will recover.
.Extra Session Kansas Legislature.
It is stated positively by State Bank Com
missioner John W. Breidenthal and other
populist officials that a call for an extra
session of the Kansas legislature will
be issued by Gov. Leedy. The main object
of the call , it is stated , is to pass a railroad
bill to empower the state railroad board to
fix maximum freight rates and hives' ( in
that board the power of a district court.
Illinois Miners Strike.
The seventy-five men employed in the
coal mine atMt. Vernon. Jefferson County ,
111. , have struck , demanding the Spring
field scale , 50 cents for hand and 43 cents
for machine mining. They arc now receiv
ing 40 cents for hand and 85 cents for
machine mining. The case will probably
b/sabmitted to arbitration.
\ Kansas Troops Mustered Out.
TjieTwenty-firstETansas volunteers were
paid at Camp WaitesLeavenworthSatur-
dajr , and mustered out.
UNCLE SAM IN A NEW ROLE.
Porto Rico Occupation Forces Him
to Manage Telegraph I lines.
The situation in Porto 1'ico promises to
force on tins government , for a time at
least , the.experiment of- federal ownership
of telegraph and telephone lines. The war
department now controls all lines in Porto
Rico and in the evacuated sections of Cuba.
The latter , however , is looked upon as
merely transient. In both places the lines
are being repaired and the government is
handling commercial messages after gov
ernment matter. The signal sen ice oflicer
in charge of this work says it is too soon
to draw conclusions as to the expense of
the service , as the cost for maintenance
and long delayed repairs are just now more
than the income from the lines. But in six
months from the 1st of January the signal
service expects to be able to furnish some
inlcresting data as to the profit in the insu
lar wire service. The military occupation
of the lines will naturally continue till the
establishment of a civil government , and
considerable interest is expressed as to how
the management of the lines is to be dis
posed of evenfually or whether it will be
permanently retained by the government.
This enforced object lesson in federal man
agement is naturally expected to have con
siderable influence pro or con in the agita
tion for like control in this country.
SOCIAL DEMOCRACY MAYOR.
First Socialist to Be Elected to an
An avowed disciple of social democracy
will on January 2 be inaugurated mayor of
Haverhill , Mass. , being , so far as known ,
the first socialist to be elected to an admin
istrative office in this country. By the
municipal election Tuesday , Dec. 6 , John
C. Chase , aged 28 years , a clerk in a co
operative grocery store , was elected mayor ,
as a candidate of the social democracy , by
a plurality of 350 votes in a field of six can
didates. With him on the victorious ticket
were three socialist candidates for aldermen
and three for councilmen.
Mr. Chase said , referring to his party's
platform : "I shall try with my comrades
who have been elected to take some steps
to bring each of various subjects before the
people. Our campaign is not a revolution
ary one , but one of education. We shall
force nothing down the throats of the people
ple , but will seek to educate them for these
things that we recommend. There will be
no general turnover in the city hall , and
we shall try to do nothing but conduct the
business of the city in a most careful and
honest manner. I do not expect opposition
from other parties in the city council , but
think we will have a harmonious adminis
INSANE ASYLUM SCANDAL.
Officers of Colorado Institution Are
Found to Be Grossly Neglectful.
The committee appointed by Gov. Adams
of Colorado , to investigate the affairs of the
state insane asylum at Pueblo has made its
report. The findings of the committee are
that there has been gross neglect on the
part of the superintendent and employes ,
and that tl ere is no system on record by
which an intelligent idea of the financial
and physical conditions of the institution
can be gained. A change in superintendence
and management and a more modern
lunacy law are among the recommenda
Russia Orders Rolling Stock.
The state department has been informed
by Consul General Holloway at St. Peters
burg that the Russian government has
placed a trial order through Consul Smith
at Moscow with an American coucern to
equip twelve freight locomotives and 200
freight cars with air-brakes , at a cost of
A Russian Horror.
The River Neva suddenly rose nine feet
Friday night , inundating the lower quar
ters of St. Petersburg , Russia , where com
munication had to be carried on in boats.
A great loss of life and property is re
ported. The Hood commenced to subside
in a few hours.
Three Milwaukeeans Lost.
At least three Milwukeeans are believed
to have lost their lives in the recent terrible
storm on the Atlantic coast. They were on
the barge Red Wing. Their names are :
Charles Anderson , captain : Alexander A.
Anderson , Cook ; James Neilson , mate.
To Amend Soldiers' Home Law.
Senator Mitchell has introduced a bill in
congress amending the existing law in re
gard to the National Soldiers' homes , so as
to admit volunteers who were disabled by
the war with Spain. About 2,000 men are
affected by the proposed amendment.
Carelessness Cost $10OOOO.
The careless handling of a lighted match
by an employe of the Standard Oil Com
pany at Los Angeles , Cal. , caused a fire in
the company's work's which completely
destroyed its property , resulting in a loss
of about $100,000 , with no insurance.
Cargo from a Spanish Port.
The first cargo to reach Philadelphia
from a Spanish port since the outbreak of
the war with Spain came last week on the
Norwegian steamer Kingswood from Bar
celona. The Kingswood carried a light
Another Body Recovered.
Another body was taken from the ruins
of the Baldwin Hotel in San Francisco Sat
urday. There was absolutely nothing to
indicate the identity of the corpse , which i }
believed to be that of a woman.
Taking-the Emperor's Advice.
The London Daily News publishes the
following dispatch from Odessa : It is re
ported here that the Turkish cavalry will
be increased by 25,000 troops on the advice
WAS HANGED TWICE
ROPE BREAKS AT A VIRGINIA
Officers Again Hung the Inanimate
Body , _ and Death Resulted in
Twenty-Three Minutes Ten Min
utes Elapsed Between the Drops ,
Horrors of the Scaffold.
John Anderson , the condemned murderer
) f Mate Saunders , of the schooner Olive
Pecker , was executed in the city jail at
Norfolk , Va. , Friday afternoon. He
marched from his cell to the scaffold un-
mpported. Anderson made a short speech
jaying he had forgiven the men who swore
ais life away and would die in peace. The
a-ap was sprung and Anderson's body shot
lownward. The rope parted just inside
; he knot and his body fell to the cobble-
; tones. A thrill of horror ran through the
; rowd. Officers and witnesses rushed to
, he body and snatched the cap from his
lead to find blood ooxing from the mouth ,
aose and eyes. A doctor was called and
joon Anderson opened his eyes and it was
said began to breathe naturally. lie was
carried feet foremost upstairs to the plat
form and laid down until a chair was ob
tained. He was placed in this but never
Preparations for rehanging him were
hurriedly made. The other end of the rope
was adjusted around his neck. lie was
raised to a standing position and the straps
again placed on his limbs. While being
supported by the officers the trap was
again sprung. In twenty-three minutes
life was pronounced extinct. Ten minutes
elapsed between the first and second drops.
Anderson's neck was broken , supposedly
by the last
STRANGE ST. LOUIS CASE.
Mystery Surrounding the Identity
of a Dead Man.
The discovery that the body found in
Forest Park , in St. Louis , Mo. , and sup
posed until a few days ago to be Edward I
L. Doling of Terre Haute , Ind. , is the body
of Elliott Duckworth has started the Terre
Haute police on an investigation. Super
intendent of Police Hyland and Chief of
Detectives Dwyer state that Edward L.
Doling , referred to as the absconding cash-
jer of a bank in some town near Terre
Haute , was no other than George Dolan , an
all around crook. Detective Dwyer states
that A. S. Duckworth , a brother of the
murdered man , called upon him at police
headquarters last July. The detective says :
"I searched the records at that time for
the name Doling , but could find none. I
told the man about Doling , and he seemed
to be satisfied that he was the man wanted.
I further told the stranger that Dolin could
be easily identified , as he was blind in one
eye and had a white spot in the pupil by
which his identity could not be hidden. I
am certain that the Dolin referred to in the
St. Louis dispatches is Geo. Dolin. "
THREE DEAD , EIGHT HURT.
Explosion at the Dupoiit AVorks Neai
Wilmington , Del.
Three men were killed and eight injured ,
three fatally , by the explosion of a press
mill and four grinding mills in the Dupont ,
Del. , Powder Works Saturday morning.
The dead are : Robert Mcllhenney , John
Wright , John Moore. The fatally injured
are : Thomas McCann , John Mulhern , Sam
uel Stewart. The explosion was caused by
the overturning of a carload of powder ,
the car wheels running into the loose pow
der , causing the friction which ignited it.
The shock shattered windows and damaged
property in all directions.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Woman's Method of Going to Heaven
and Taking Her Daughter.
When Frank Brooks of Detroit , Mich. ,
came home from work Saturday night he
found in one bedroom his wife shot dead
and in another his 9-year-old daughter also
dead. In a note that he found from his
wife she stated that she was tired of life
and was going to heaven and take her lit
tle daughter with her , from which it is sup
posed that she committed the murder and
then suicided. The woman had been in
poor health for some time.
Upholds Federal Bankrupt Law.
Judge Seaman in the United States dis
trict court at Milwaukee , upholds the
federal bankrupt law and declares in an
opinion filed that it divests the state courts
entirely of jurisdiction in insolvency eases.
Judge Sutherland of the superior court ,
held a few days ago that he bad exclusive
jurisdiction of insolvency proceedings com
menced before him prior to the commence
ment of proceedings in the federal courts.
Judge Seaman declares that the state court ?
are absolutely without jurisdiction in sucli
Broom Manufacturers' Combine.
Representatives of broom manufacturers
of half a dozen states met at Urbana , Ohio ,
last week to consider matters affecting that t
industry. It was agreed to advance the
price of brooms 20 cents a dozen because
of the advance in broom corn and
other materials , and to issue a call for a
national meeting of broom manufacturers
at Chicago on December 20 , at which time
a national organization will be formed.
Fatal Chicago Accident.
John Trozell was killed and John Kem-
perman and Samuel Larson fatally hurt
by the falling of a scaffold in Armour &
Co's elevator at Chicago. Two others
b-aved themselves by holding to a cross
beam till rescued , dangling sixty feet in
Big Steel Cattle Ship Is Lost on
The Johnston line steamship Vedamore
of Liverpool , several-days overdue , arrived'
at Baltimore Thursday with forty-five
shipwrecked mariners , which she had
picked up at sea. Twenty-live others went
down with the ship. The men landed are
the survivors of the British steamship Lon
donian of London , with a large general
cargo and 650 cattle on deck. She left
Boston November 15 , and on November 23 ,
in a violent gale her cargo shifted , and she
almost capsized. She finally was resting
on her beam end , with big
seas breaking over her. For two days she
drifted about at the mercy of the winds
and waves. At 5 o'clock on the morning
of November 25 the Vedamore hove in
sight and as soon as she arrived alongside
she was signaled to stand by.
Capt. Lee of the Londonian signaled ,
'Will abandon ship , " and at noon in the
teeth of a stiff gale the volunteer crew gal
lantly launched one of the Vedamore's
boats and attempted to reach the sinking
Londonian. For three hours the sturdy
Britons battled with wind and wave in a
vain attempt to reach Jier , but finally were
forced to return to their ship. Capt. Bartlett -
lett of the Vedamore , then steamed to the
windward of the doomed steamer , and sev
eral other attempts to rescue the London-
ian's crew were made fruitlessly , till dark
ness closed in.
During the night the wind increased , and
by morning blew very hard. Then the life
buoys with lines attached were floated
toward the Londonian , and at last her crew
succeeded in getting aboard. One of the
Vedamore's Jife boats , improvised as a life
car , made a trip successfully , and twenty-
two half frozen , exhausted men were
brought aboard the Vedamore. As the
boat was going back to the Londonian
Avreck a big sea demolished it. The lines
were carried away and communications
broken. All t/iat / day was devoted to at
tempts at a rescue , in which several boats
were smashed. Another fearful night of
peril passed. The next morning twenty-
three men of the Londonian succeeded in
launching one of their own boats , and
reached the Vedamore in safety. Their
boat was also lost , and all that day was
spent in trying to again establish commun
ication with the wreck. The gale was
constantly increasing , and all efforts to
save the others Avere in vain.
Even after night had fallen the Vedamore
kept cruising about in the vicinity , but
\vhen dav b'roke ihe next morning1 the Lon
donian had vanished. The Vedamore then
proceeded to Baltimore.
On November 29 , the day after the Veda-
more lost sight of the Londonian , the steam-
ship King Arthur passed her in latitude 45 ,
longitude IK. She was then abandoned
and all her boats were gone. It is supposed
the remainder of her crew attempted to
leave her in their own boats and all hands
perished. The Londonian was a fine steel
vessel , and registered 5,532 tons gross.
Will Not Go Back to Wilmington
Alexander L. Manley , the colored editor
who was compelled to leave Wilmington ,
N. C. , on account of the publication in his
distress of an editorial reflecting upon the
white women of the south , and who has
since resided in Asbury Park , N. J. , " has
decided to publish his paper , the Record ,
in New York hereafter , instead of in
Earthquake in California.
An earthquake shock was felt at Oakland ,
Cal. , one day last week. It was severe
enough to cause brick and stone buildings
to sway and to break some glassware. No
real damage was reported.
Shoe Manufacturers Fail.
V. K. and A. II. Jones , boot and shoe
manufacturers of Boston and Lyons , Mass. ,
have made an assignment. The liabilities
ire $130,000 ; assets unknown.
Chicago Cattle , common to prime ,
? 3.0Q to $6.25 ; hogs , shipping grades , .
S-3.00 to § 3,75 ; sheep , fair to choice , $2.50
to $4.50 ; wheat , Mo. 2 red , 04c to Goc ;
corn , No. 2 , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 , 25c
to 27c ; rye , No. 2 , 52c to 54c ; butter ,
choice creamery , 20c to 21c ; eggs , fresh.
22c to 24c ; potatoes , choice , 30c to 40c
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to
$5.50 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $3.75 ;
sheep , common to choice , $2.50 to $4.25.
wheat , No. 2 red , 67c to 69c ; corn. No. 2
white , 31c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 white , 2Se
St. Louis Cattle , $3.00 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
3.00 to $3.75 ; sheep , $3.50 to $4.25 ;
wheat. No. 2 , 69c to 70c ; corn , No. 2
Fellow , 31c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 , 27c to 29c ;
rye , No. 2 , 51c to 53c.
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.50 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
F3.00 to $3.75 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.25 :
tvheat , No. 2. G7c to 69c ; corn , No. 2
mixed , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 mixed , 2Sc
to 30c ; rye , No. 2 , 56c to 58c.
Detroit Cattle , $2.50 to $5.50 : hogs ,
? 3.00 to $3.50 ; sheep and lambs. $3.00 to
$5.00 ; wheat , No. 2 , G9c to 71c ; corn , No.
2 yellow , 34c to 3Gc ; oats. No. 2 white ,
29c to 30c ; rye , 54c to 56c.
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed. GSc to
70c ; corn , No. 2 mixed , 34c to 35c ; oats.
No. 2 white. 26c to 27c ; rye , No. 2. 53e
to 55c ; clover seed , new. $4.55 to $4.G5.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring , G4e
to 65c ; ' corn , No. 3 , 33c to 34c ; oats , No.
2 white , 27c to 29c ; rye , No. 1 , 53c to 54c ;
barley , No. 2 , 43c to 51c ; pork , mess ,
$7.75 to $8.25.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
$3.00 to $5.75 ; hogs , common to choice ,
$3.25 to $3.75 ; sheep , fair to choice weth
ers , $3.50 to $4.75 ; lambs , common to
extra , $5.00 to $5.50.
" New York Cattle. $3.00to $5.50 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.50 ;
wheat , No. 2 red , 75c to 76c ; corn , No.
2 , 40c to 42c ; oats , No. 2 , 32e to 33c ;
butter , creamery , 16c to 21c ; eggs "West
ern , 25c to 27c ,
STATE OF NEBEA.SKA
OF THE WEEK IN A- CON
Decision of the District Court
at Omaha Declaring Baitley's
Bondsmen Not Iiiable for Shortage
Reversed by the Supreme Court-
Bondsmen. Are Liable.
The- decision of the district court at
Omaha In declaring bondsmen of ex-Treas
urer Joseph S. Bartley not liable for his
shortage was reversed in an opinion ren
dered by the supreme court. The decision
is important and unexpected. The amount
directly involved is $201,000 , which sum
Hartley took from a state depository bank ,
and for which he was convicted of embez
zlement and sentenced to the penitentiary. ,
where he now is. Indirectly the decision
afi'ects Bartley's whole shortage of nearly
? 700,000 , which it now seems probable his
bondsmen must pay.
Farmer Wants $2,2OO Damages.
Madison Willan. a farmer living ne.ir
Panama , has brought suit against the lie-
Connick I fan-listing Company at Lincoln
Tor $2,200 damages , which he claims to have
sustained by reason of the company bring-
ing suit against him in several different
counties of the state. In 1882vhile living
in Illinois. Mr. Willan and hi ? brother
bought a harvester and gave three
$100 notes in payment. Before coming -
ing to Nebraska the plaintiff paid $1-0 , 1
leaving the remainder for his brother , as i
agreed upon. The brother dieJ in a short
time and after the lapse of a number of
years the harvesting company began a ser
ies of lawsuits against Mr. Willan to re
cover the monev.
When Is a Man Legally Dead.
The question as to how long a man must
remain unheard of by his friend.to become
legally 1 dead in Nebraska is likeh to be set-
tied 1t t in district court at Lincoln at the pivs- j t i
cut term. Mr * . Catherine Meisinger has
brough suit against the Modern Woodmen j
on a benefit certificate issued to her husband -
band on May } , 1839. A week later Mei.s-
ingcr i , who was a well known barber of the
place , left home and has never since been I
heard from. The plaintiff , after the expiration -
tion of the seven years' absence , forwarded i
to the Modern Woodmen proofs of the above
facts , but the order refused to pay the claim ,
hence the present suit.
3Iysterious Disappearance. I
Isaac Creeven. the old widower who was
arrested at Wymore charged with j
an intenttoscoigMiit & \ \ assault upon j
the person of an S-j ear-old Bohemian girl , i
was to have had his preliminary hearing
one day last week , but when the time for
trial came it was discovered that Creeven
had 1 mysteriously disappeared and a further
investigation disclosed the fact that he
visited Beatrice and had all his property ,
which amounts to several thousand dollars ,
transferred to his daughter. Where the old
man has gone is a mystery , but many people
ple at Wymore think he went to Texas.
Plattsmouth Man Tires of Life.
Irving Ede of Plattsmouth committed
suicide by cutting a four-inch Avound in
the left side of his throat , severing the
arteroid vein and from the effects of which
he bled to death almost before a physician ,
who was summoned , could roach him. He
had evidently stood in front of the dresser
to perform the act as blood was spattered
all over the mirror , while his bleeding body
was found against the door to his room ,
where he had fallen after staggering across
The 3-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. F.
J. Geister met with a painful accident at
Dakota City. Mrs. Geister was melting
snow and had set a boiler of boiling water
on the floor to refill and had gone after more
snow , when screams from the house at
tracted ; her. Upon quickly returning she
found her little one just extricating herself
from the boiler of scalding water. She had
fallen in backwards and scalded herself
badly from the shoulders to the knees.
Child Falls on a Stove.
Thomas Battrall of Juniata built a fire in
the cook stove the other morning and then
.went out to feed his team. His 2-year-old
child crawled out of bed , climbed on a
chair and fell over the stove , receiving such
burns that it died.
Benefits the University.
The University of Nebraska is indirectly
benefiting by the recent burning of the
Lincoln Normal University , over fifty of
the students having enrolled for work in
the state institution within the last week.
General Store Fails.
The big general merchandise store of A.
fj. Button of Allen was closed by the
creditors. Button's main store at Wake-
field is also involved. It is understood the
liabilities will reach over $15.000.
Hurt by an Eagle.
While F. E. Lloyd was trying to capture
An eagle near Ord the bird of freedom
struck its talons deep into his wrist , caus
ing a painful wound which will take some
time to heal.
Firemen Give a Fair.
The Wymore volunteer fire department i ;
Aave decided to give a fireman's fair. The \
object is to raise money to purchase new 1 '
uniforms for the member > . who number j' i
New Telephone System Installed.
An Independent telephone system with
200 connections was opened in Plattsmouth
during the past week. Very good result.1 ;
are obtained and the system is well pat
Woodmen Dedicate Xew Hall.
The Wymore Woodmen of the World
dedicated their handsome new hall in a
fitting manner t e other night and at the
same'time entertained their friends.
Call on State Banks.
The state banking board has issued a cull [ I
for the state banks to send in rep jiis of
their conditions ut the clcse of bu .rfiess < H
Dacember 1. '
REORGANIZING Tf-fE GUARD.
Adjutant General Barry Harrying
Forward TTorfc of llcei-iiiting. '
An order has been issued fifom Mie adjutant - !
jutant general's ofiice authorizing f/feut
McCarthy , late of the University Cadet
battalion , to organize a company of thrNe
braska National Guard at Aurora ; It \
given out that this extra company is notm-
tended to take the place of any particular
company , for the reason that there is not as-
yet any vacancy in the Second regiment to-
be filled , but the natural supposition' is-
that the new company is tt * begot '
got in readiness so that should
any of the old companies decline- togo -
go into the reorganized regiment then the
Aurora company could be put in without
any delay. The extreme- anxiety to get the-1
regiment organized L > the cause of much-
tall : among the old guardsmen. They realize - \
ize that in order to draw the national appropriation - . I
propriation of $ G,000 the state must have *
an organization of at least 800 men before-
PENSION FOR MRS. HAMILTON
Hnsbami Fell on Crest of San .Itiuu
Hill July 1.
Senator Thnrston has introduced Ihe first'-
j I bilE j to pension the- widow of a soldier who
fell j during the war of ISflS. The bill is for
I i the j relief of Mrs. Isabel B. Hamilton , wife
j of bite Lieut. Colonel John M. Hamilton of.
tV j > Eight United States cavalry , and is for ,
$75 per month. Col. Hamilton was one of
j J th ° heroes of the Santiago campaign. Ham
} ilton j xvt'ts killed on the crest of San Juan
hill Jnh I while leading his command in'
the char:0 of the block house. Mrs. Ham-
ilton j r i.-kv. in Omaha. Mr. Thurston also
introduce : * ! a Hil to pension Mrs. Elizabeth
( J. Dennis , widow of Brigadier General
John i ; . Di'iinis. late of Omaha at $30 per
C'Iil I Loses an Kye.
Thro ? .weeks : mo Lawrence Updike ,
" -yc.ir-old son of i' . il. Updike of Harvard ,
fell from a chair in which ho was standing ,
.sinking IK : ; fart- immediately under the
right t y and o.iusing a bad bruise. Mrs.
] Updike no'ivV'.l t'so eye turning to a green
ish i gray nnd an investigation showed that
the 1 sight v > < ! : ; entirely gone. The condition
was caused by a dot of blood forming in
Sujj.ir Factory 3Jak < vs Good Hun.
The sugar factory at Grand island has
closed down after : i successful though short
run. The beef crop was excellent , but the
acreage was much smaller than last year ,
owing to tJie difficulties encountered at the
opening of the season between the Beet
Growers' Association and President O
nard in regard to the Hawaiian clause.
County Taki s Up Its Bonds.
T\veqty years ygoj'olk County - bonded.
itself Urttbtain ihe-t&vey < r t&Pprejsha &
Republican Valley Railroad. Since then
tlu1 interest has wen collected by taxation
each year with an additional sum to apply
on the reserve. The full amount , $66.000 ,
has now been raised and the debt will be
Child Burned by Lye.
The 2-ycar-old son of C. R. Kurth of
Leigh , while playing about the kitchen ,
found a cup containing a quantity of liquid
lye and attempted to drink it. The cup
was taken from him before he could swallow
any of the contents , but his tongue , mouth
and lips were terribly burned by the liquid.
Blind Woman Regains Sight.
After a total blindness of twelve years'
duration , Mrs. Palmer , an old woman liv
ing a few miles southwest of Ainsworth ,
suddenly regained her sight last week and
now seems to see as well as ever.
Xew Church Dedicated.
The Second Congregational Church oi
Norfolk was dedicated December 4. The
new edifice cost $2,000. the greater amount
of which was contributed by employes of
the Fremont , Elkhorn and Missouri Valley
Nebraska Short Notes.
Palisade is to have a creamery.
Virden sportsmen indulged in a side hunt ,
which resulted in the slaughter of 402 rab
There are about twenty cases of measles
in Exeter and the disease is becoming epi
The people of Pawnee County have sub
scribed $6,000 to lift the debt on Pawnee
The St. Paul road has promised to erect
new depots in Tekamah and Wakefield in
Central City sports recently organized a
big wolf hunt. They did not even see a
wolf , much less get one.
Scribner is afflicted with petty thieves ,
who steal anything that is not nailed down
and some things that are.
James Chaon of Wayne County fell down
a bank with an ax in his hand. In some
manner during the tumble one of his ears
was cut off.
Judge Robinson has announced that he
will continue to preside .as judge until
March , when his congressional term begins ,
and aspirants for the place will have some
time to wait.
The two legislative halls at the capitol
are being placed in condition for the im
pending session. This necessitates the
beating of many yards of carpet and the
sweeping out of much dust and rubbish.
The famih of A. A. Atkins of Neligh
was poisoned by eating meat which hat ?
been ' kept o\er night in a rusty tin pan.
For a time the 1'ves of two members of the
family ' wen' despaired of , but they finally
It is reported that I'uHy half the corn in
Perkins Count } ' is .still in the field.
The Elkhorn Valley Medical Society of
which Dr. V. A. L. ic is secretary , will
hold its third annual im-oting in Norfolk
on the afternoon sml evening of January
: ; , isr.0. Tlv. ineajbership of the society is
now about fifty sad an t-xcellent meeting is
At the mwdng of tl.o city council of
Columbus the new proposed curfew ordi
nance was read , for the second time. Jt-
wathen Liid oveSunlil the
wa/ > next meetuig ,
December Kvhcn it is believed t at it *
will b3 enacted. 3"ie kid. ; must n be oj.\ :
the orrccts after 01 . in.
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