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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
V PART ONE , NORFOLK , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , KKIMUAKY 20 , J 08 , PAGES 1 TO 8
University Advertises * List of
Subjects and Speakers.
TO BE HELD MARCH 0. AND
Dr. Avery Will Toll of Sbr/Afy , < ,
Poison In Cattle and How to Man.
tain Land Fertility Prof. Lyon Will
Talk Regarding Seed Corn.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
Bills have boon itsued nuuoutiolng the
program for the Farmers' lustltuto
which is to bo hold iu tills city Friday
nnd Saturday , March 0 nnd 7 , uudnr the
auspices of the state uulverslty nud the
local organization , nud are free to all.
'T There will bo an afternoon and evening
session on Friday , and morning , afternoon -
noon and evening sessions Saturday.
( The university management has prepared -
pared the following program of
opeakora and subjects , which may bo
X suppllmouted by other numbers on the
part of the local committee :
1 "Sorghnm Poison In Cattle Main-
tainlng Fertility of the Land , " Dr.
Samual Avery , State University.
"Oaro and Managomnnt of Poultry , "
O. M. Llewellyn of Brownvillo.
"Economic Pork Production Grow
ing and Managing Alfalfa Meadows , "
O. Hull of Alma.
"Utilizing the OornJ Crop Farm
Dairying , " L. D. Stllsou of York.
"Brooding and Selection of ty Seed
Ooru , " Prof. T. L. Lyon of Lincoln.
Practical farmers will recognize in
these subjects interesting and valuable
information which any of them can
well afford to'spend the time necessary
iu acquiring. These institutes are not ,
as might bo supposed , a medium of ad
vertising for the university , g which
would have little or nothing to gala by
such methods. The uulversltyj is a
/ state institution , supported by the taxes
of property owners , nnd 2tho manage
ment is of the opinion that it is but fair
v that the farmers should realize some
practical benefits from the investigat
ions and experiments conducted there.
The farmers surrounding Norfolk are
fortunate in having these advantages
brought to their doors nud will no
doubt improve the opportunity thor
Farmer Near Hoskins Claims to Have
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
A farmer living iurthe ; vicinity of
Hoskins who comes to Norfolk regularly
to have work done for him by one of
the machinists states that he is engaged
in the landiblo undertaking of solving
the perpetual motion problem , in fact
be asserts that the mystery of creating
power through gravitation is Inow his ,
and that as soon as his Invention is
patented he is prepared to startle the
He has already succeeded in making a
model by the use of which ho is enabled
to run a hand corn shelter. When he
has corn to shell all ho has to do is to
lift a ] lever , the machine starts , and
shells tha cornjrequired , and is shut off
by a counter movement of the same
lever by which it was started. He is
now at work perfecting a model to be
sent to the patent office and when this
is completed and the patent secnrcd he
will be ready to manufacture the new
* power nnd place it on the market.
He had another man working with
him , but it Is alleged that ho studied so
hard and continuously over the prob
lem that his mind gave indications of
breaking down and the partnership was
dissolved since which time each has
been working to perfect a machine in
his own way.
The Hoskius man , it is alleged , is
guarding his secret closely , and threat
ens inquisitive visitors away at the
point of a shot gnn. Meantime ho is
pursuing his Investigations and is bring
ing Eome work to the Norfolk machinist
who makes the wheels nnd other parts
of the power mechanism.
Chief Kane Starts Stanton Girl for
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
Marshal Kane yesterday located Miss
Olanahaii , who eloped from Stautou on
Thursday evening with a man named
Byder , and sent her to her home in
Stantou. It seems they came to Nor
folk and remained over Thursday night
at the Junction. The next morning
they went to Sioux City , returning
The marshal found the girl at Mrs.
Ferguson's boarding house yesterday
afternoon , and after he and Mrs. Fer
guson had talked to her she consented
to go home , . In the meantime as soon
aa ho found the girl ho telephoned her
brother , who is night watch at Stantou ,
and when he arrived In the city she
was ready to go with him. They went
to Stantou on the evening train.
The man Ryder , who induced the
girl to leave home with him , was not
found , but it is supposed ho left for the
west last night. According to the girl's
story , ho had agreed to meet her at
Pierce today , whore they were to be
married. It Is po * bible that ho had
kuowludgo of the fact Unit the girl had
been discovered , if ho intondnd to act in
good faith , and skipped to rave himself
trouble. It is more probable , however ,
that ho went west with the intention of
deserting the girl.
The ; girl scorned to bo a very nloo
young lady nud it la believed that nho
was glad to bo pursmulod to go homo.
She was 18 years old and the man \villi
° 'io ' eloped is JW.
o > ;
0/1 / v/ , , ,
Despite AovwP'P iiinstancos a
Large Audience Wn > > Entertained.
[ From Tucwlny'fl Dally. ]
Walker Whitcsido and his company
wore the victims of a Horh'H of ndvorso
circumstances during tholr visit to Nor
folk last evening , and while there was n
good attendance of the theatre-going
public and no complaints wore made ,
there wore several incidents to mar the
perfect enjoyment of the patrons nnd
dampen the ardor of the p rformerp.
In the first place owing to the lateness
of the train from the cast which
was to bring n company of puoplo
from Wisncr , Stautou and Pilgor , the
curtain wan not raised nutil after ) I )
o'clock , making a wait on the part of
the audience that provoked restlessness ,
then the extremely cold weather oper
ated against the heating of the Audi
torium BO that cold feet was the rule
rather than the exception , and to cap
the climax , owing to a misunderstand
ing between the Auditorium manage
ment and the electric light people , the
lights blinked out at the usual time
12 o'clock throwing into gloom the
stage at the most interesting point iu
the last act , and it was some time after
ward before the lights resumed oper
ations and the play proceeded to the
closo. A largo number came from
the three towns east of Norfolk
nnd when it was realized that the train
would be late they raised an additional
$50 for a special , but were unsuccessful
iu getting it and did not arrive until the
play was well advanced. They wore
taken home in a special coach attached
to No. 28 , which was hold until after 12
o'clock. Manager Spear had arranged
to serve them with sandwiches previous
to their departure but another misunder
standing on the part of the restaurant
man had the eatables delivered at the
tYuditorium after the train had gone ,
and the Auditorium ataohes made the
best of the mistake by disposing of
what they could.
The company presenting Richard III
was well balanced , the special scenery ,
light effects and costuming wore splou-
did and the entertainment was thor
oughly enjoyable as far as it was in the
power of the company to make it so.
There was absolutely no criticism of tlio
company to make. Mr. Whitesido gave
a good interpretation of Shakcspear's
tyrant king , and Miss Wolstau , though
suffering from a severe cold , accurately
representing the fioklo Lady Anno.
Norfolk people who have had the pleas
ure of seeing Mr. Whitosido on the
occasion of his other visits to Norfolk ,
rather admired him more in some of the
other characters he has assumed. Ho is
fitted by grace and nature rather for an
heroio role than to represent a blood
thirsty , cruel and deformed tyrant , but
it must bo admitted that ho could
adapt himself even to the Richard III
character with success. He met with
repeated cnrtain calls.
$100,000 FOR HOSPITAL.
That Amount Recommended by the
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
Word was received last evening that
the committee on insane hospitals in
the house of representatives yesterday
agreed to recommend an appropriation
of $100,000 for the reconstruction of
the Norfolk hospital for insane. Rep
resentative Nelson's bill called for an
appropriation of $150,000 , which was
believed to be the amount required to
place the institution in as good condi
tion as it was before the fire. On ac
count of the fact that the state is over
whelmingly in debt , the committee con
cluded that $100.000 Is all that should
be provided for at this session. Under
the circumstances , friends of the hospi
tal movement will have to bi satisfied
with the allowance of the committee ,
and depend upon future legislation to
make up the deficiency when the state
has more available funds.
The recommendation of the commit
tee does not necessarily indicate that
the bill will pass the legislature , but it
is a long step towards the desired end.
Hold up at Randolph.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
George Hill , a young man of Ran-
dalph , was held up by two masked men
at 4 :80 : o'clock Saturday morning. The
holdup occnred at the outskirts of that
town , near the cemetery.
Mr. Hill attended a mask ball and
was returning from the country
whither ho had accompanied his lady
partner. He drove a gentle horse and
as ho approached the cemetery hill saw
two men walking toward him. In the
partial gloom of early morning he
thought they were returning from the
dance , when suddenly one man seized
the bridle and the other presented a re
volver and demanded his purse. The
pocketbook contained $27 and a certifi
cate of deposit. Mr. Hill is inclined to
think that the holdup was done by
green hands and some ouo who know of
his movements. The men wore long
duck overcoats and leggins and had n
bandana handkerchief tied over their
faces. They were of medium height
and heavy set.
Cost and Attractions of th < i
WILL ATTRACT 5,000 VISITORS.
Norfolk is Asked to Contribute Lees
Than Half the Expense Contin
uous Day and Night Program for
( From XVodm-mlay'H Dally.J
There are many pooplu In Norfolk
who never nttoiul a firemen's tonrna-
munt and do not roaliv/j just what HOrt
of entertainment will bo provided nor
liow the inonoy to bu subscribed will bo
oxpondnd , Tlia bmlnorH 1110:1 : and oitl-
SWIIB have boon asked to contribute an
amount aggregating $1,200 for the on-
hi'rtnitmu'ut of the state tournamunt in
Norfolk during the coming suniinor.
The soliciting committee has taken the
trouble to ostimuto the expense , the re
sources and review the attractions that
will bo offered in Norfolk providing the
required amount is subscribed.
They find that the amount noccsfiiry
for the expenses of the tournament will
bo about $2,950 , of whloh the people of
the city are expected to raiao Iocs than
one-half. The department will timku
up the balance by its receipts from ad
missions to the grand stand , through
the sale of concessions nnd from other
sources that will bo rovonno producers.
The expenses are estimated aa follows :
The erection of two grand stands ,
each 100 fcot long and containing eight
or nine rows of seats , capable of seating
1,500 people will , bo $250.
If thu race truck north of the city is
used , $75 will bo required to put iu
For music it is planned to expend
To advertise the touruimont through
out the state $ ! ! 50 will bo required.
Purse money for the races will re
quire nu expenditure o ! $1,400.
The erection of a Pompier tower will
For telephone , electric lights , electric
boll and trap for starting races $75.
For incident.il expenses , $125.
The firemen having the receiving and
expenditure of money iu charge will
keep an accurate record of all that Is
received and expended and will publish
a detailed statement after the tourna
ment closes. There are strict laws and
rales by the state association governing
these tournaments nud these having
thorn iu charge are required to give a
strict accounting of their action to thf
In the way of ontortalnmnnt there
are limitless attractions and the program -
gram of each day will be highly inter
esting. A largo amount of attention
will be paid to the racing program and
it is proposed to have races in the A and
B classes which will give small as well
as largo companies n chance to compote
for the prizes. There are many racing
companies iu the state and it is expected
toseoure the atteudauco of all , as thoraces
races are important and exciting.
Among the races will be : _ Straight
away hosa and hook and ladder races ,
free-for-all firemen's races , coupling
race , chief's race , state championship
hose and hook and ladder races , coupl
ing contest , ladder climbing contest ,
novelty races , water fight and street ex
hibitions. Programs for these events
will be planned for each day. The fore
noons will be devoted to street sports
and the afternoons to the large races.
In the evenings there will bo band
concerts , an exhibition of life saving ap
paratus and work at the pompier tower
whloh will be of five of six stories in
height nnd may be located on the street.
It is expected to have a theatrical at
traction at the Auditorium each even
ing , also a dance.
The railroads will be asked to make a
rate of one faro for the round trip to
aud from Norfolk and will nndoabtedly
comply , as it Is the usual rate 'for the
In view of the fact that about 10,000
people usually attend these tourna
ments , it is safe to figure ou an attend
ance of no less than 5,000 visitors in
Norfolk each day of the tournament ,
and these who have attended other
tournaments and entertainments of like
character have no hesitancy in predict
ing that it will bo the most interesting
and successful throe-days event Norfolk
over offered to the people of the sur
The soliciting committee'will under
take to complete their work Friday and
request that these who have not yet
signed will be prepared to meet them
with their minds already made up so
that the oommltteo need not stop to
argue the matter with them and uoax
them to do something that is no more
to the benefit of the local fireman than
it is any other citizen of the town.
The firemen are and will put in much
of their time iu arranging for the
tournament and carrying out the pro
gram and the business men and citizens
can certainly afford to do the share
asked of them. It Norfolk does not
want the event there are several other
cities merely waiting for the oppor
tunity to entertain it and the commit
tee expects to refer it to them if the
citizens of Norfolk do not at once indi
cate a willingness to subscribe the
Paul Gllmoro in the Tyranny of Tears.
Paul Giluioro , the clover young so
ciety actor will appear hero iu Haddou
Chamber's famous comedy of tempera
ment at the Auditorium on Monday
nlglit There are few ivotorn butter
qualified by natum to in ivit roles re
quiring thu display of the gentler and
nobler phases of the human mind and
heart. In mioh manly ulmrnutuiH us
William ProHtsott in "ISlon and
Wonum" , the husband in "Tho Wife" ,
John Van Huron , in "Tho Charity
IU11 , " mid H the dashing heroes of
"Tho Musketeers" and "Under thu Rod
Uubj , " Paul Ollmoro has miuUi a name
tor himself. The olmraoter of Uluimmt
Parbury in 1 [ addon Ohamhor'ri delight *
lul cotnody enables him to appear to ( ho
best lulvaiitngo and the supporting com-
imny is an manually strong one.
AMES FIQHT3 EXTRADITION.
Fugitive Mnyor Resists on Purely
Concord , N. II. , Fob. 18. Prepara
tions practically are contplotud for a
piotost today against the granting by
the Bovornor nnd counsel of extradi
tion papunt for the removal to Min
nesota of Connor Mayor Ames of Min
neapolis , who In wanted In that city
for alleged attempted bribery. Dr.
AmoH will not appear at the hearing ,
but his counsel , 0. .1. Hnmblott , will
present In ! IH ! stead two physicians ,
who , It Is expected , will state that the
removal of Dr. Amos from the IIOIIHO
of Ilov. C. H. Chapln , In Hancock ,
will endanger his life. On the other ,
the sheriff of llennopln county , Min
nesota , will Book to controvert the
ntntotnent of the two physicians by
that of Dr. Conn of this city , who
examined Dr. Amen at the request of
the Minneapolis ofllcor. Dr. Amos Is
kept n close prisoner nt the Chapln
house In Hancock.
DEFENSE WINS A VICTORY.
Judge Rules Out Mra. Llllle's Testl-
mony Before Coroner's Jury.
David City , Nob. , Feb. 18. The de
fense In the Lllllc murder trail gained
Us first point yesterday. After argu
ments of several hours without the
jury In the room Judge Good ruled
out the testimony of the defendant ,
Mrs. Lllllo , before the coroner's Jury
held Immediately after the murder of
Harvey Lllllo last October.
Mrs. l.lllle did not go on the stand
In the preliminary trial. Her evidence'
before the coroner's Jury had been
hold damaging In that the prosecution
was attempting to prove her story un
true. The weakness of her own story
was the strongest evidence against
her. and with this ruled out the other
evidence may not bo sufficient to con
ST. LOUIS RAIDS CONTINUE.
Folk Closes Offices of Securities Com
pany and Seizes Books.
St. Louis , Feb. 18. Rahla were made
yesterday on the offices of the Na
tional Securities company and the In
ternational Investment company by
Circuit Attorney Folk and deputy at
torneys. Percy Smith , secretary ,
and Charles H. Brooks , manager of
the National Securities company , wore
placed under arrest and later were re
leased on bond. At the International
Investment company a Mr. Anderson
was found In charge. Ho was sub
poenaed as a witness before the grand
Jury , but during the confusion secured
the books and papers of the concern
and escaped. The search for E. J.
Arnold and L. A. Gill , local manager
for Arnold , still continues. The po
lice mailed circulars containing de
scriptions of the two men to all police
departments of the country.
Raid Betting Concerns.
New York , Feb. 18. Central office
detectives raided the offices of C. E.
Rand Co. , turf speculators , at 109
Broadway , and arrested the members
of the firm. The concern was one of
the many advertising infallible
schemes for operating books on the
racetracks and holding out promise
of profits of 3 per cent a week as a
bait for Investors. Its sphere of oper
ations was principally In the west.
After the arrests Captain Langan an
nounced that this was the beginning
of a campaign , which ho Intended to
continue until bo had driven all sim
ilar concerns out of the city.
Orear Gets Ten Years.
Columbia , Mo. , Feb. 18. After being
out three days the Jury In the case
of Allan Orear , who , with five other
boys , Is charged with the murder of
Edward C. Chapman , the station agent
at Brown Station , returned a verdict
of murder In the second degree and
assessed the punishment nt ten years
In the penitentiary. Orear was the
first of the defendants to be tried ,
the trials of the other flvo having
been continued until March 24.
Missing Mall Pouch Found.
Indianapolis , Feb. 18. The missing
mall pouch containing money , checks
and drafts amounting to $50,000 and
which has caused the postofllco depart
ment so much concern has been found
and Is now safely housed In the of
fice of the superintendent of malls
here. The missing pouch arrived hero
yesterday from Cincinnati. How the
pouch reached Cincinnati Is a question
yet to bo settled.
Illinois-Missouri Injunction Case.
St. Louis , Feb. 18. Special Com
missioner James II. Bright of WashIngton -
Ington began hearing evidence yester
day afternoon Inthe Injunction pro
ceedings brought by the state of Mis-
sotirl aealnst the state of Illinois and
the sanitary drainage canal district
A hopeless man IB deserted by him
self , nnd he who deserts himself Is tsooii
deserted by bis friends.
Fire Destroys Albert Wilde's
Tobacco Shop ,
A SATURD , . , NIGHT OLAZE
Building Stock and Fixtures Seriously
Damaged The Loss WAS Well Cov
ered by Insurance Firemen Worked
Against Great Obstacles ,
IKiom Mnndny'H Pally ]
The nlgar fnotary and tdliiu.-oonlHt
shop of Albert Wlltlo on cimt Norfolk
avuniui wan Uustroyml by fire ut about
11 : ! ! ( ) .Saturday night. The IOHH IH un
doubtedly a mirloiiH one to building ,
fixtures and htoolc. Thine was however -
over , $ T)00 ) Hindrance on the Htoolc , $100
on the fixtures nnd $100 on the build.
It was Homo time after thu fire bull
rung that the Hoalion whiNtlo joined In
the alarm and the first IIOHO company
that responded found that its time
would bo fully occupied In preventing
the spread of the ( lunioHto struoturoH ad
joining , HO that it was not untlljiv Nocond
company could bo got to work that the
( lames in the tobacco shop could bo.mip-
Tim flromon worked valiantly , braving
the Hinoko the flumes and the water
without a thought of personal safety or
the clot lion they worn. The Wind from
the north Hont the worst of the Hinoko
forward and close to thu ground and the
flromon wore compelled to work against
this disadvantage. The night was bitterly -
torly cold and when the flro WIIH finally
supproHsod the men who fought it wore
coats of lee , and their efforts to prevent
a serious blu/.o certainly doHorvo the
commendation of every oiti/.on.
The fire apparently started in the
space between the coiling and the roof
nnd was difficult to gut at. It was tliero
that I ho greatest , damage was done to
thn building , but the cinders , heat ,
Hinoko and water played havoc with the
slock and flxtunm. Evidently the flue
was defective. The opinion IH oxpreNHed
that thu lower part of the chimney may
have Hottlod away from the pint above
Ute root' and loft a cruck through which
came thu sparks that started the blu/.o.
Mr. Wilde wai acciiHtomod to cloning
his place of biiHinobs about 1) ) o'clock nnd
leaving lor home. There was no big
flro in the steve when he left , but there
m ly hnvu boon fuel which burned up
later and set the soot in thu chimney
Durini ! the fire the heat was intense
and the nho\v cases and window pains
were about all uraokod and broken ,
leaving a fair fluid for tljq Bfnqko and
water to complete the work of destruc
tion. It is a serious wreck and Mr.
Wilde awuits the action of the insurance
companies toward adjusting his loss.
The Wilde shop WBH a favorite resort
for a cliquuof congenial spirits and the
loss will bo almost ns gurioufily fult by
them , no doubt , as it is by Mr , Wildo.
MADISON MAIL SOLD.
Senator Allen's Paper Passes Into the
Hands of J. B.Donovan.
Madison , Fob , 18. Special to Tim
NEWS : The Madison Mail , Senator
Allen's newspaper , was today purchased
by J. B. Donovan , publisher of the
Star. The two papers will hereafter bo
published as one by Mr , Donovan under
the uamo of the Star-Mail.
The Mail was established a little over
a year ago by Senator Allen , and has
been ouo of the ablest newspapers in
the northern part of the state , aud it
enjoyed a good business from the F.tart.
Senator Allen retires from the news
paper field for the reason that hiu law
practice is increasing so rapidly that he
does not have time to devote to the
paper. While the plant and good will
of the paper ore now In the posKORsion
of Mr. Donovan , Senator Allen will
issue the Mail this week , containing his
This transaction gives Mr. Donovan
one of the strongest interior newspaper
properties in Nebraska.
Successful Temperance Raliy.
In answer to inquiries wo will nay
that the Sunday school rally at the M.
E. church last Sunday was a pro-
nouucod success. Doing good brings its
own reward , still the management
would like to thank all who so ably
seconded their efforts.
There was a largo audience which of
itself was an inspiration , considering
the weather. An earnest , thoughtful ,
prayer , followed by Rev. Mr. Whit-
field's exposition of the best lesson of
the year was well received. Miss Sis-
son's singing lifted us for the time into
another realm. Miss Morrow's flag
drill captured the house. She Is one
of the teachers who is ever ready to
lend n helping hand. Miss Glennie
Shippco's recitation pleased everybody.
The keystone of the arch was Mr.
Ilazen'a address upon the triple
pledge. It suggested to some of his
hearers that he would bo a good man
for Norfolk's next mayor , nt least he
seems the personification of principles
which underlie statesmanship.
Next May will bo the time for another
rally. The following secretaries will
each furnish exercises from their respec
tive schools ; Mrs. J. L. Beach of the
Junction Sunday school ; Mrs. Whit-
field of the Baptist Sunday school ; Miss
MoNeely of the Methodist Sunday
school ; Mrs. Slmrpless of the Presby
terian Sunday school , aud Mrs. McMil
lan Jof the Congregational Sunday
school. Other Sunday schools of the
city and country are invited to join with
UH at that timo. Additional informa
tion can bo obtained from Mrn , Alux-
iindurof tlilH ally ,
Saved Store , Ruined Suit.
[ Kiom Tui'Hiliiy'H Daily. )
What might havubmm a , muloiiH and
cohtly llro nt llarttngton WIIH prevented
by the prompt notion of Fireman Om
Luluilny Saturday afternoon. Jew.
Hang having put mmin coal in the Htovo
In MM furniture Htoro , went into thn
bumnneiit to do some work and upon returning -
turning found the Htoro filled with
Hinolu ) , mid Immediately the door wan
opened thu ( lauios nliot up from the coal
box whloh had boon loft too clone to thu
Htovo , .Too callud to OHH , who wan
aoroHH the Htroot , wlioran to thu hotel
and Hoi/dug the flro extinguisher , ran to
thoroHotin. IIu put the flro out but in
( loin HO Maturated a corduroy mill ho
was wearing with the preparation from
the flro ( ixtlngulHlior , and it literally
dropped off , A few tables and ohalm
were damaged by the flro ,
RAILROAD WANTS OWN DOATS.
Canadian Pacific Railway Will Oper
ate Line Acroso Atlantic Ocean.
Now York , Feb. J8. Sir William
Van Horn , chairman of the oxountlvn
board of the Canadian 1'aclflo railway ,
who arrived here yesterday morning
from Havana , when asked If It wan
correct that the Canadian Pacific wan
negotiating for the North Atlantic
fleet of the Elder-Dempster line , said :
"I have been away from homo some
time and I do not know whether or not
the negotiations have boon concluded.
I do not know Jmit how far the mat
ter has gone , but wo have been nego
tiating with the line for the purchase
of from a doxen to a dozen ami a half
of their ships for some lime. I cannot
sny Just what number wo have boon
figuring on , but It Is somewhere be
tween those figures.
"Tills move of ours Is In no way an
effort to compote with the Morgan
combine for business ta divert any
traffic from New York , 'rfio Canadian
Pacific lias plenty of business for a
line of Its own across the ocean. "
CARMEN VOTE TO STRIKE.
Chicago City Railway Employes Re
Chicago , Feb. 18. Announcement
that an overwhelming majority of the
Chicago City Railways company's
employes have voted for a strike IB
to bo made tonight at a conference
of delegates from the unions compris
ing the allied trades connected with
the operation of the street railroad.
Pressure WJLH oxorteu from various
sources to bring about arbitration of
tlio difficulty In pursuance of the prop
osition mndo by Robert McCullougli ,
general superintendent of fho street
railway company , but tlio cannon's
unions said that there was no occa
sion for abltratlon. However , under
the rules of the organization , the re-
milt of tlio balloting must be submitted
to the national executive officers be
fore a strike may be put Into effect.
Sofia , Bulgaria , Feb. 18. The
sobrnnje , alter a long and heated de
bate , adopted a resolution approving
the action of the government In sup
pressing the Macedonian committees.
In addition to suppressing the Mace
donian committees , the government
has sent a circular to Its commercial
agents In Macedonia Instructing them
to discountenance all revolutionary
proceedings and to dissuade the popu
lation from any action likely to pro
voke Turkey Into the adoption of mili
Arid Lands Withdrawn From Entry.
Cheyenne , Wyo. , Feb. 18. The Cheyenne -
enno land office yesterday received In
structions from the general land of
fice to withdraw from entry , except un
der the Irrigation act , a strip of land
In northern Laramlo county , varying
in width from twelve -thirty miles
and extending entirely across the
county from cast to west. This tract
comprises 850,000 acres and will be
under the Devil's Gate reservoir , per
haps the first to bo constructed under
the national Irrigation law.
Three Fatally Scalded.
Lcndvllle , Colo. , Feb. IS. Conductor
John Summers , Engineer Benjamin
Spencer nnd Switchman W. E. Rogers
were caught under an engine that
Jumped the track nnd turned over In
the Denver and Rio Grande yards yes
terday and were fatally scalded by
escaping steam. The accident was
caused by Ice on the rails ,
British Steamer Wrecked.
Rio Janeiro , Feb. 18. The British
steamer Belinda , In command of Cup-
tain Homo , is ashore on the rock at
Guarapary islands , about three miles
south of Victoria. It Is probable the
vessel will be a total loss. She was
bound to New York from Santos and
Bubonic Plague on Bark.
Palma , Island of Majorlca , Fob. 18.
The Italian bark Iris , from Pensacola ,
Nov. 18 , for Marseilles , has put Into
the bay of Palrna with several of those
on board suffering from what Is be
lieved to be bubonic plague. Two of
the crow died during the voyane.
In the wrestling match at Kittanlnx ,
Pa. , for the middleweight charnnloa-
ship of the world , Fred Barth suc
ceeded In securing two falls on Ather-
ton , the former champion , and Is nan
entitled to wear the championship
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