Western news-Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1898-1900, December 29, 1898, Image 1

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Evacuation of the Island by Span
iards Will Be Commemorated in a
Fitting Manner Havana Will Be
- \ in Holiday Attire.
Celebrate for Five Days.
The Cubans will celebrate American oc
cupation January 1 by tremendous rejoic
ing . The junta , various patriotic- clubs
"V and an executive committee in each dis-
trier , have appointed a general committee
to make arrangements and raise funds for
the purpose. The festivities will last five
days and will be of the most varied char
acter. A great meeting will be held in the
Tacon Theater , Havana , at which speeches
will be delivered by well known Cubans.
All the clubs will combine in a grand pro
cession. a race meeting will be held and a
campaign dinner will be given to Hie Cuban
troops. An effort will be made to have
Gomez come to Havana to take part.
.Solemn high mass will be celebrated in the
morning at the cathedral , at which spe
cial prayers , suitable to the occasion will
be read. Arches will be erected in all the
principal streets and the houses will be
decorated. Numerous private balls will
be given/ which invitations by the hun
dreds arc being showered 011 the American
Officers. _
Nearly 3OOO Miles of Railroad Con
structed During 1898.
'Preliminary estimate * , made by the Kail-
road Gazette , New York , show an increase
of 2.867 miles during 18 8 hi the railroad
mileage of the United States This is the
largest increase reported since 1S92 , when
miles were addod. Of the increase
more than one-third was supplied
nine roads , among which was the Great
Northern , 1C5 miles ; St. Louis & San
Przracisco , 142 : Mobile & Ohio. 128 ; Wash
ington County ( a new road in Maine ) , 118 ;
Pecos Valley & Northwestern , 106 ; El Paso
< fc Northeastern , 100 miles. In the distri
bution of the new mileage by states Min
nesota takes the lead with 253 miles. Then
follow Texas. 188 ; Louisiana , 171 ; Ala
bama. 161 : Oklahoma , 157 ; Arkansas. 140 ;
3Iaih"e , 123 ; California , llo ; Missouri. Ill ;
Michigan sind Georgia , eaoli HU.
James Miller , a Divinity Student at
Yale , Steals 5OOO Volumes.
James P. Miller , a Vale divinity student
and a three years' graduate , was arrested
at New Haven. Conn. . Saturday evening
for shoplifting. He was seen by the de
tectives to purloin three books in a book
store and bj tracking the man they dis
covered that he was evidently a profes
sional shoplifter. Five thousand volumes
were discovered in his rooms at his home.
The books ranged from editions de luxe to
pocket edif ions. The dealers have already
identified 2,000 volumes. Miller wore a
coat fitted with pockets such as professional
thieves wear.
Said the Illinois Man Has Been
Asked to Go to Russia.
The indications are , s > a\s the correspond
ent of the New York Press , that Kobert IJ.
Hilt of Illinois , chairman of the house
ipreigi * affairs committee , has been asked
totfccept the ambassadorship to llussia by
the president. Senator Cullom recently
.recommended Mr. 11 ill for the British post.
This is of importance as an indication that
Mr. Ilitt is willing to leave congre.- to
enter the diplomatic si \ ice.
Rubber Firms Will Combine.
A now fombinathm of some of the lead
ing rubber firms in the I'liitod States is
now in process of formation in New York
city and is expected to be completed in
about a week. It is said the organ i/ation
will have a capital stofrk of $30,000,000 , half
to be preferred stock and 'half common
shares. _ _
Frozen to Death.
Kellog died in St. Paul , .Minn. ,
last week from the effects of having been
badly frozen , near Faribault. He was 28
years of age. and so far as is known has no
relatives or fronds. At the hospital he
claimed to have been put off a train on a
-cold night , several miles from Faribault.
To Survey Porto Rico.
The coast and geodetic survey steamer
Blake left Baltimore Saturday for Porto
Bican waters. Its departure marks the
"beginning of work by this govornmoiit in
the new possession , this being the /irsl ex
pedition sent to any of the islands for the
purpose of making surveys.
Losses on the Great Lakes.
Marine losses during the season of 1898
were much greater than during any pre
vious season of late years. The tolal losses
no two underwriters will make an estimate
ofithin 5 = 500,000 of each other. A gen
eral average placesuthe aggregate loss at
$ - > ,600. < _
ipson IlencliCH Nb\v York.
The cruiser New York arrived at New
from Havana Friday bringing Ad-
Sampson. 'Admiral Sampson said he
had come home to attend his daughter's
wedding January * , at Glen Jiulge , N. J.
Chicagoans to Make an Active Cam
paign for National Conventions.
A company of which Charles F. Qunther
is president , backed by " $800,000 capital ,
will erect a mammoth new coliseum on
Wabash avenue , Chicago. Work will be
gin as soon as the land can be cleared of
the buildings now on it. The hall will be
completed before next fall and an active
campaign for the national convention of
1900 will be inaugurated. The extreme in
side height of the building will be eighty-
six feet. A seating capacity of 10,000 on
the main floor and galleries will be pro
vided , capable of extension to 15,000 or 18-
000 for extraordinary occasions. The out
side dimensions are to be 300 by 175 feet ;
$150,000 will be expended in the construe'
A. Formidable Fortress Will Be Ex
A special from Norfolk , Va. , says that
Fortran Monroe , already styled the "Gib
raltar of America , " is to be made even
more formidable than now. It is proposed
to extend the fortifications at least half a
mile on the Chesapeake Bay side , so that
the big guns which now comand the en
trance to the Virginia capes , can also guard
the approaches to Washington. Crushed
stone , of which 1,000 tons have arrived ,
will be used mainly for the building of the
Gov. Smith of Santa Monica Sold-
ies' Home , to Retire.
The resignation of Andrew J. Smith ,
governor of the soldiers home at Santa
Monica , Cal. , has been accepted , to take
effect March 31,1899. Gov. Smith gives as
his reason for resigning that two attempts
to take his life have been made , one at
Leavenworth , Kan. , and the other more
recently at Santa Monica. His family , he
says , have prevailed upon him to retire to
private life.
Broom Manufacturers' Association
Advances Prices.
The Broom Manufacturers' Association
of the United States. met in Chicago and
decided to advance the price of brooms 25
cents a dozen. The general understanding
is that there will be another advance in the-
next few weeks. A serious shortage in the
broom corn crop is said to be the cause of
the advance. Farmers curtailed planting
on account of low prices.-
Day to Get Only $2OOOO.
The continued repetition of the story
that William R. Day and Whitelaw Reid
will receive $100,000 each nul John B.
Moore $50,000 for services on the joint
peace cammission'has at length brought out
positive denial. The peace commissioners
are receiving an allowance of $150 a day
each , which will make the total amount
received by each fromjthe time of appoint
ment until their return to the United States
not more than. $20,000. Secretary Moore
is receiving $75 a day , making his total al
lowance about $10,000.
Refused to Turn Over Trust Funds
The board of education of Duluth , Minn. ,
has brought suit for $100,000 damages
against Henry Lander , a capitalist of
Niles , Mich. The board , it is alleged , de
posited about $6,000 with the Security Bank
of Duluth , of which Lander was president ,
and the bank failed. The board declares
Lander brothers signed a contract is the
cfl'cct that its funds would be turned over
to thorn upon demand. When the demand
was made the bank officials refused to turn
the funds over.
Bi Fire at Montreal.
A fire which broke out in Montreal Wed
nesday night-completely gutted the dry
goods warehouse of S. Greonshields , Son fc
Co. . one of the largest dry goods houses in
Canada. The fire spread from the Green-
Holds building to the lacgc dry goods house
of Mclnt\re& Co. . and flames gutted the
premises of that firm. The loss will prob-
nbly exceed $500,000.
Investigating Colorado Asylum.
Gov. Adams of Colorado suspended Dr.
T. 1 * . Thombs as superintendent of the
state insane asylum at Pueblo for sixty
days , pending a full investigation of the
charges that have been made against the
management of the a * , } him. This action
vas taken at the request of Dr. Thomb .
Patent Leather AVorks Burn.
The plant of the Chromo Patent Leather
Compaiu at Newark , N. J. . was destroyed
by fire Wednesday. One hundred girls
and a number of men were at work in thq
building when the flames broke out. No
one seems to have been seriously hurt.
The loss is stimatecl at $100.000.
Hundred Saloon Keepers Tudicteci
The grand jury returned indictments
aginst Mayor Simrall. Police Commission
ers George Land , W. II. May , J. Bc Rogen
and E. B. Ellis ot Louisville , Ky. , for fail
ing to enforce the law regarding Sunday
closing of saloons. Over 100 saloon keep
ers are indicted.
Enters Into a New Contract.
The Merritt & Chapman Company ha
made a contract with the government fet
the raising of the Spanish warship Reina
Mercedes. At the company's office in Ne\
York the firm declined to discuss the con
tract further than to say one was signed.
Gold Hunters Wrecked.
The Roslia , from Skaguay , reports thq
tvreck of a sloop which left Wrangel two
weeks ago for Skaguay with a party o |
twelve , bound for Atlin. The sloop wag
found bottom up by Indians and it i\ \
feared that all have been lost.
Special Commissioner Porter Re
ports on Sanitary Condition of the
City Law Courts Are ReEstablished
lished Millions Delinquent Taxes
Situation in Santiago.
Robert B. Porter , special commissioner
for the United States in Cuba and Porto
Rico , has returned from Santiago de Cuba ,
and has submitted his report to the secre
tary of the treasury. While in Porto Rico
Mr. Porter held public hearings , and all
persons interested in the welfare of the
island were invited to submit statements
and give oral testimony. The chamber of
commerce , representing the commercial
and industrial interests of the province , re
sponded. The machinery of the military
government , Mr. Porter says , is running
with a fair degree of smoothness , and meu
responsible for it understand their business
Mr. Porter details at considerable length
the vigorous methods adopted to bring
about a reformation in the sanitary condi
tions of the city of Santiago.
The law courts which were abolished
when Gen. Shatter took the city have been
reorganized. The judges appointed are
men of good character , and are eminently
qualified for the positions. The internal ,
industrial , professional licensing and other
miscellaneous taxes have so far been re
mitted in this part of Cuba , but the author
ities are now preparing to enforce them.
Now that the customs tariff has been dis
posed of Mr. Porter recommends that an
immediate scheme be prepared for the levy
ing and collecting of internal revenue for
the entire island. The question of sepa
rating these taxes from purely municipal
taxes should also be considered.
The large amount of delinquent taxes
during the last three years , which have
amounted to about $6,000,000 , was , of
course , due to war. In normal times there
are $4,000,000 or $5:000,000 of revenue that
must not be overlooked , revenue which ,
if properly and economically employed ,
would aid in the industrial rehabilitation of
Cuba. Some of the more onerous , exac
tions , however , should be abolished.
Mr. Porter makes several other recom
mendations , principally with regard to im
provements of harbors and location of
buoys , etc.
He speaks in high praise of the admin
istrative ability of Gen. Wood , the mili
tary governor of Santiago , as shown in his
admirable management of the affairs o/
the province under his jurisdiction.
Plans for Discharge of Volunteers
Nearly Decided On.
The war department has not yet made
definite plans for the muster out of 50,000
volunteers , decided on at a recent cabinet
| ! meeting , but it is understood the work will
be pretty well mapped out by the first of
the year. The time required to muster out
will depend on whether the department
adopts the plan of a three months' furlough
or immediate discharge with two months'
extra pay , as suggested by Congressman
Hull. There are a number of regiment
which have already returned from foreign
service and are awaiting discharge in this
country. These will be discharged early.
It has beeif practically decided to also
muster out all the volunteers in the Philip
pines as fast as they can be replaced with
regulars , so as not to hamper the military
administration of the Island.
P"inee George Arrives in Canea and
Hoists Flag of Crete.
Prince George of Greece , the high com
missioner of the powers , arrived at Canea ,
Island of Crete , Thursday. He was salu
ted by the forts and was welcomed by im
mense crowds of people on landing. The
prince and his party stopped before the
church , where a Te Deum was sung. He
then proceeded to the government building
where the Cretan flag was hoisted and sa
luted by the warships. Prince George is
sued a proclamation promising to govern
with justice and impartiality , securing lib
erty to all without distinction.
Strikers Explode a Mine.
An attempt was made Thursday to blow
up the Terre coal mine at Lentzeberg , 111. .
a small town in St. Clair County. William
H. Perry & Sons own the mines , which are
being run with non-union men. Several
months ago the union men struck for better
wages. Only the watchman was about the
mine when the explosion occurred and no <
body was injured.
Historic Building Burned.
Continental hall , an oid land mark 01
Peterson , X. J. , was destroyed by fire Fri
day. The building , which was three stories
high , was occupied on the ground floor by
storekeepers , while two families livecf
above. The occupants had narrow escapes
from suffocation and burning. Loss , $75.-
000. .
Report of Explosion Unconfirmed.
No confirmation lias been received of the
report circulated recently bja news
agency in a dispatch from Shanghai , say
ing that a powder magazine in the center
of the Chinese camp at Hang Chow had
exploded ani killed 3,000 soldiers.
Detroit Seed Man Suicides.
John A. Severns , superintendent of the
D. M. Ferry Seed Company of Detroit.
Mich. , shot and killed himself. He had
been in poor health for some time and is
said to have shown signs of insanity the
past few days.
Former > fonarch of Hawaii Wants
to Reco er Real Estate .
Ex-Queen Lilioukalani has sent to the
senate the following protest against the ap
propriation of the crown lands of Hawaii
by the United States :
To the senate of the United States : I ,
Lilioukalani , of Hawaii , named heir ap
parent on the 18th day of April , 1877 , and
proclaimed queen of the Hawaiian Islands
on the 20th day of January , 1891 , do hereby
earnestly and respectfully protest against
the assertion of ownership by the United
States of America for the so-called Ha
waiian crown lands , amounting to about
1,000,000 acres , and which are my property.
Therefore , supplementing my protest of
June 17,1897,1 cad upon the president and
the national legislature and the people of
the Ujiited States to do justice in this mat- ,
tee and to restore to me this property , the
enjoyment of which is being withheld from
me by your government under what must
" > o a misapprehension of my right to title ,
Express Trains in a Rear End CoN
lision Two Persons Killed.
An eastern express collided with a Chicago
cage and New * York express , both east
boundr on the Pennsylvania Railroad neai
Rahway , N. J. , Wednesday. A colored
porter and one * passenger were killed.
About twenty persons were cut andbruised
Nearly all the occupants of the trains were
thrown from their berths.
Three miles from Eahway the Chicago
and New York express was stopped , ac
cording to the engineer , by signal. A
rather thick fog prevailed. Theeastert
express was coming up from behind w
twenty miles an hour and dashed into the
other , crushing into the Pullman sleeper
which contained fifteen passengers. Tlu
colored porter and one passenger wer
caught on top of the boiler ; their bodies
twisted by the tlebris and badly mangled
None of the passengers on the eastern ex
press were seriously hurt.
Missourian Chosen to Succeed Sec
retary of Interior Bliss.
The president has nominated Ethan A
Hitchcock of Missouri secretary of the in
terior. Hitchcock is at present ambassadoj
to Russia. The senate in executive sessiot
Wednesday cqnjfirmed the nomination oi
Hon. Ethan Allen Hitchcock is a Avealthy
St. Louis lawyer. He is a personal friend
of the president. He is a lienal de
scendant of Col. Ethan Allen of Ticonder'
oga fame.
Standard Oil Investigation.
Developments of a sensational nature in
the Standard Oil investigation came tc
light at Cleveland Wednesday. Attorney
General Monnett began taking deposi
tions for the purpose of proving that the
Standard Oil Company kept advised in ad
vance of the proposed action of the su
preme court , and that just prior to the is
suance of an order by the court tiiat thv.
books of the company be produced in evi
dence it destroyed a large number of it ?
books ,
Fatal Accident on Electric Line.
Two fast moving cars on the Worcester
fe Suburban electric road collided head on
at the foot of the long hill in Leicester ,
Mass. , Thursday. The accident was caused
by fog , which made it impossible to see any
approaching car. Two persons were killed
and several received dangerous injuries.
Chicago and Alton Sold.
It was announced in New York Wednes
day that the Chicago and Alton road has
been sold to the Union Pacific , Missouri
Pacific and Baltimore and Ohio interests.
The Union Pacific is said to be in the ma
jority. George Gould of the Missouri
Pacific refused to talk of the matter.
Chicago Cattle , common to prime
$3.00 to $6.25 ; hogs , shipping grades ,
53.00 to $3.75 ; sheep , fair to choice , $2.50
to § 4.50 ; wheat. No. 2 red , 65c to 67c ;
corn. No. 2 , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 , 25c
to 27c ; rye , No. 2. 54c to 56c ; butter ,
choice creamer.r , 19c to 21c ; eggs , fresh ,
21c to 23c ; potatoes , choice , 30c to 40c
per bushel.
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , ? 3.00 tc
$5.50 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $3.75 ;
sheep , common to choice , $2.50 to $4.25-
wheat , No. 2 red , 6b'c to 67c ; corn , No. li
white , 31c to 32c ; oats , No. 2 white , 29c
to 30c.
St. Louis Cattle , $3.00 to $5.50 ; hogs
$3.00 to S3.75 ; sheep , $3.50 to $4.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 69c to 71c ; corn , No. 5
yellow , 32c to 34c ; oats , No. 2 , 27c to 28c ;
rye. No. 2 , 50c to 52c.
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.50 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $3.75 ; sheep. $2.50 to $4.25j
wheat. No. 2 , G8c to 70c ; corn , No. 2
mixed , 34c to 35c ; outs. No. 2 mixed , 29c
to 30c ; r.ve. No. 2 , 5Gc to 58c.
Detroit Cattle. $2.50 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $3.50 : sheep and lambs , $3.00 tc
$5.50 ; wheat , No. 2 , 68c to 70c ; corn. No
2 yellow. 3f5c to 37e ; oats , No. 2 white
29c to SOe ; rye , 54c to 5Gc.
Toledo Wheat. No. 2 mixed. G9c tc
71e ; corn. No. 2 mixed. 34c to 3Gc : oats
No. 2 white , 2Uc to 2Sc ; rye. No. 2. 54c
to 55c : clover seed , new. $4.55 to $4.150.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring , Goo
to 67c ; corn. No. 3 , 32c to 33c ; outs. No
2 white , 28c to 30e ; r.ve. No. 1. 54c to 56c ,
barley , . No. 2 , 44c to 49c ; pork , mees ,
$8.00 to $8.50.
Buffalo Cuttle , good shipping steers.
$300 to $5.75 ; hog.s , common to choice
$3.25 to $3.75 ; sheep , fair to choice weth
ers , $3.50 to $4.75 ; lambs , common tc
extra , $5.00 to $5.50.
New York Cattle. $3.00 tt > $5.75 ; hogs
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $3.00 to $5.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 > red , 77e to 79c : corn , No.
2 , 41c to 43c ; oats. So. 2 , 32c to 33c ;
butter , creamery , lifc to 22c ; eggs' . Westi
ern , 25c to 27c.
Jersey Stock Growers Want a State
Dairy and Food Commissioner and
Will Ask Next Legislature to Make
Provisions lor Same.
Growers "Want an Inspector.
The Nebraska Jersey Stock Growers' As
sociation held its annual meeting at Fre
mont. D. C. Noble of Crete , president of
the association , presided. In the presi
dent's report he stated that there verc 200
Jersey stock breeders in the state. The
matter Avhich interested them most was the
oleomargarine question. The present law
forbidding the sale of oleomargarine and
other beef products as butter was sat
isfactory , but there was no one to
look after those who violated it , and
it was being openly violated in many
of the large and small towns of the
state. What was needed was the appoint
ment v > f a state dairy and pure food com
missioner , whose duty it should be to prose
cute violators of the law. Governor-elect
PoynterMr. Noble said , had on several oc
casions pledged himself to the appointment
of such an officer. All that was needed was
an act of the legislature appropriating
money for the payment of his salary , as it
was considered that the dairy act gave the
governor authority to appoint such an of
ficer. The association appointed President
Noble as a committee of one to co-operate
with dairymen in endeavoring to get a
bill through the legislature to provide for
< l < e salary of a dairy commissioner.
Court Gives National Christian As
sociation a Big Legacy.
By a decision in the district court of Falls
City the National Christian Association cf
Chicago is declared entitled to the large
legacy left by W. A. Bissell of Ilumboldt ,
whose will was contested by relatives.
Bissell. Avho was a man of considerable
wealth , died a year ago. His will directed
that the bulk of his property should go to
the association. Near relatives began a
contest and the probate judge refused to
confirm the will.
Suit was brought after four days of testi
mony-taking and argument the jury
brought in a verdict confirming the will.
It was charged during the trial that the
National Christian Association is an or
ganization whose purpose is to oppose
secret societies , especially Masons. It was
claimed by the relatives that Mr. Bissell
had become insane on tiie subject and that
the Chicago Association had exercised
undue influence. The jury , however , did
not sustain this contention.
Convicted of Killing Thomas Jansen
Near Stockville.
Andrew Hawkins was found guilty of
murder in the first degree at Stockville , the
penaly recommended being life imprison
ment. The verdict was returned by the
jury after being out eight hours. Sentence
was passed by the court at noon Friday
last. Hawkins killed Thomas Jansen and
buried his bodv in a well.
Bad Men Fail to Spread Terror.
Three rough looking strangers entered
.John Lehman's saloon at Columbus the
other day and ordered drinks. They were
boisterous and partly intoxicated and a
quarrel soon ensued with the bartender.
The men drew revolvers and one of them
boat Lehman severelj over the head with
the heavy butt. The "police attempted to
arrest the strangers and they opened fire ,
wounding Officer Brock in the leg. Two of
them were captured and taken to the
county jail. The other one was chased
some distance and finally overtaken ami
also lodged in jail. Brock's wound is not
thought to be serious.
Young : Man Commits Suicide. .
Coroner Reed of Beatrice was notified the ;
other daj of a suicide near Odell and left [
at once Tor that placo. The dead man was j
Fred Spit/nagle. a 20-year-old son of Isaac '
Spitznagle , who were among the first set
tlers on the Otoe Indian reservation and
are highly respected people. The boy's
body was found hanging from a beam in {
the barn. lie hung himself with a halter
strap. No motive is known to have ex
isted for the act. and although ho was not
considered a very bright lad , he was always
cheerful and apparently lived a contented
life. He had not been dead long when
Shooting Declared Justifiable.
Clay Overtoil and two companions were
in a disorderly house at Lincoln and when
Police Officer Buchanan tried to arrest
them they showed light. They were get
ting the better of the officer when he shot
and killed 'Overtoil. The coroners jury
found that the shooting was justifiable.
Overtoil and the other young fellows had
'ten been in trouble previous to this time.
Fatally Stabbed at Card Table.
Wallace Scott was stabbed and probably
fatally injured by Bruce Madison in a
gambling room at Fairmont. The men
Avere playing cards and got into an alter
cation over a small stake which both
claimed. Madison suddenly drew a knife
and stabbed Scott in the breast. The blade
entered the lungs and it is thought the in
jured man will die. Madison made his
asape. . *
Wilson Gives Up Good Chance.
C. L. Wilson was tried before District
Judge Beall at Hastings on the charge of
stealing a cow. The jury considered its
verdict for forty-five hours and had { ailed
to agree when Wilson came before the
court and pleaded guilty. The Judge
sentenced him to two years in the peniten
tiary at hard labor.
Barley and Separator. Burned.
At the ranch of C. W. Wills , ten miles
southwest of Broken Bow , a separator be
longing to George Pilky , together with 100
bushels of barley , was 'burned. The screen
Had been removed from the smokestack
and the sparks from the engine were car
ried onto the straw.
Amount of the Fund and How It
Is Raised.
The semi-annual school- apportionment
has just been reported to the/stato treasurer ,
the date being Decembers. . The number
of children of school age rn the state is'
given as 366.061 , and the amount appor
tioned i.s $3M ( > .81 ( > .6o. making ; a rate per
scholar of $0.8217-1. As compared with one
year before there is an increase of 11,110 in
the number of scholars and a ttecrease of
$76,549.27 in the amount apportioned. One
year ago the rate per scholar was-$1.08.
The source of the present apportionment
is as follows :
State tax ? { ,037.92
Interest on U. S. bonds 1500.00
Interest on state bonds 7,280.69
Interest on county bonds ' 65.002.98
Interest on school district bonds. 914.54
Interest on school lands sold 100,233.65
Interest on school lands leased. . . 43f. ' . 7.24
Interest on saline lands sold and
leased ; transferred from per
manent school fund to correct
error of treasurer of Cheyenne
County * . 5T735.00
Interest on faaline lands leased ,
warrants 181.44
Interest on state deposits4.358.17
Peddlers' license 105.00
Total amount $300.816.6 ; ;
Mercer Goes to Leach Lake.
It was feared that the appointment of
Ethan Allen Hitchcock as secretary of the
interior to succeed Secretary Bliss would
have an important effect upon the future
management of the Omaha and Winnebago
agency , but it seems that the conference
between Capt. Mercer and Indian Commis
sioner Jones bore fruit earlier than was
expected , for the secretary of th interior
and the secretary of war , after consulta
tion , decided to comply with the request of
Commissioner .Jones to .send Capt. Mercer
to the Leach Lake Agency , in Minnesota.
C. A. Mathison of Wakefield will suc
ceed Capt. Mercer at the Omaha agency.
Mercer goes to Minnesota because he is re
garded as the man best qualified to bring
about a more satisfactory state of affaire
among the Indians than now exist.
Board of Health Report.
The state board of health makes its an
nual report , showing that during the year
155 physicians made application for certifi
cates , and of these 142 were granted cerli-
ficates ' and thirteen refused. The income
of the board for fees foots up to $1,550.
The board asks for legislation granting
sanitary powers and the appropriation of a
fund to carry out the work. It also asks
for a provision for the gathering of statis
tics , for the control of local quarantine , and
for the regulation of the transporting of
dead bodies in and through the state.
Judge William Marshall Dead.
William Marshall , one of the judges of
the district court in the Sixth Judicial Dis
trict , died suddenly of heart disease at Fre
mont. He was apparently in the best of
health. He went to bed as usual , but to
ward morning complained of difficulty in
breathing. Ho dressed and came down
stairs and died a few minutes later in a
Acquitted i'or Robbing Safe.
A. F. Mead , who was charged with rob
bing the safe in the Albion postoffice had
his examination. The evidence disclosed
that burglars entered the postolfice and
attempted to blow open the safe , hi t
the county judge did not think there was
sufficient evidence to hold Mead and ac
cordingly discharged him.
Serious Runaway Accident.
While Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Moranville of
lied Cloud were driving in the country the
horses became unmanageable and ran
away. Mrs. Moranville jumped and re
ceived a severe sprain in the ankle. Dr.
Moranville jumped a few minutes later and
received ] injuries to his feet which may per
manently disable him.
Blackleg in Cherry County Cattle
Several cases of blackleg have appeared
among the cattle on one of the ranches in
Cherry I County. Prompt measures have
been ] taken to prevent the spread of the
disease and it is not thought any cattle
will be afflicted outside of the herd.
Shipment of Horses.
Three carloads of horses were shipped
from 1 Sidney one day last week to points in
Wisconsin and Illinois. The average price
paid ] for the horses was about $35 per head.
Measles Force a Vacation.
The schools at Stockville are closed on
account of the measles , one of the teachers
and a large number of the children being
reported sick.
Asks Damages for Fall.
Mrs. Lydia Spade , who fell on a broken
sidewalk at Fairmont on July 28 , has filed
a claim against the city for $5,400. :
Nebraska Short Notes.
Fairmont Presbyterians have dedicated
a new church.
Work has been commenced on the water
works system at Clarks.
Arthur Connors , living near North Platte.
has lost sixty hogs within a week from
August Kissinger of Glenville had a
horse aud buggy stolen from his barn. An
employe disappeared at the same time.
Stafford Burkholder of Lynch was haul
ing a load of coal , when the wagon was
upset and Bnrkholders leg was broken.
The Del Monte Hotel at Beaver City
"burned to the ground a few days ago. The
loss amounts to $1,000. with no insurance.
E. A. Gary has been appointed court re
porter for the Thirteenth judicial district ,
to succeed C. F. Scharmann.
The unfinished residence of J. A. Nuttert
in North Stella , burned to the ground a few
mornings ago. The building was nearly
completed and cost $2,500.
Both the Table Eock brick yards have
suspended brick making for the season.
During this season 5,000,000 bricks have
been made and shipped from Table Rock.
The department of agriculture has noti
fied the postoffice at Fairmont that it has
been placed on the list of emergeney sta
tions and will iiereafter receive telegraphic
warning of nil sudden changes in , thQ