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WEDNESDAY. MAY 28. 1K4.
Ehix Henby was executed Sunday
morning by the guillotine at 4:12 at
Paris. His body wae carried to the
"turnip field," the burial place of execu
ted criminals, where it was buried.
Thousands upon thousands of sheep
perished in the deep snows of last week
between Sonora and Strawberry station,
California. At one place 4,000 were
found frozen to death in one heap whero
they had tried to find shelter anion;
Tom Watson elected cbairman"pf the
people's party state convention at At
lanta, hit the nail on the head when he
said: "Two -tears ago we wore fed upon
the ambrosia of democratic expectations;
today we aro given the corn-cobs of
After all the denunciation of these
years and the cry against the republi
cans that they are always wanting to
legislate what the people shall eat and
drink, the democratic postmaster gen
eral finds it necessary "not to appoint
any man postmaster who is engaged in
Kelling intoxicating liquor."
The iua- or of Chicago has ordered
everyliody to be vaccinated. It is quite
the Chicago style just now to guide
your left arm from the crowds. The
small-pox is spreading, and they try to
keep it quiet all thoy can. Yesterday
was the day limited for completing vac
cination, at a risk of a fine of 25.
It is exceedingly strange how a com
munity of people can bo deluded. At
North Hampton, New Hampshire, a
teacher, a normal school pupil, has been
in the habit of placing cayenne pepper
upon the tongues of the, offending pu
pils, and upon their refusal to open
their mouths to rub it upon their faces
and even into their eyes. The teacher
was upheld by the board and re-engaged.
John Thurston, in his speech the
other night at Omaha, declared: "I do
not say that the democratic party is re
sponsible for all this, but two years ago
there was no American man who could
not find an American job at good wages.
At that time there was no American
table upon which an honest man could
not place all the necessaries and many
of the luxuries of life for his family.
Now there aro hundreds of thousands of
men looking for work and not find
ing it." m
The editor of the Fremont Tribune
takes off the numerous industrial "ar
mies:" "Tho city officials give notice
that all dogs not wearing collars will be
dealt with according to law. This is a
hard and inexorable fate. Dogs, like
men, have no claim as to their being
born, or they might not exist. It is
asking too much of a dog in these de
generate days to make himself valuable
or be killed, when not even men aro
valuable any moro. The thing to bo
dono is for Old Dog Tray to organize n
foraging company of common-squealers
and em-bark on a naval parade down
the Platte. There is no need to have
anything definite in view; all that's nec
essary is to organize a howling mob
sufficiently largo to terrorize tho people
and make them glad to get rid of the
pack, and so the common-squeal army
will be a success.
Every man in this section of country
is interested in the material welfare of
the Union Pacific railroad. An im
mense artery of trade stretching across
this country, along it go throbbing tho
pulse-boats of business that build up
this great commonwealth. For some
time, efforts have been making to put
the financial affairs of the company in
letter trim, and with now, it seems,
some prospect of success. Friday
"The basis of the plan, which involves
new features not before proposed, re
quires the extinguishment of the present
first mortgage and the substitution of a
new one, which is to bo a fir6t lien for
the government debt. It will bo con
ditioned for semi-annual payments, the
effect of which will bo to constantly de
crease the debt and gradually extinguish
it. Pavments are required yearlv of
$1,650,000 from the Union Pacific'and
$1,500,000 from tho Central Pacific
Roughly speaking it is estimated that
from fifty to sixty-five years will be re
quired to cancel tho debt upon this
TIOUSANDS OF STARVING PEOPLE.
Jfo Rains la the Province of Slicntl, in
China. For File Months.
San Francisco, May 2. The steam
hip Gaelic .arrived from Hong Kong
and Yokohama and bring-; Chinr,; ewa
up to April 18. A great fire bru'St- out
at Schuch-Eng, April 1, in Analmi prov
ince. Fully 2,500 houses were burned.
A correspondent writes from Shensi
that the officials of the province have is
sued proclamations remitting taxes and
sanctioning relief from the provincial
granaries. This was not done, however,
until most cruel tortures hail leen in
flicted upon the thousands of starving
people in the effort to extort from them
taxes remitted by the emperor eight
months ago. The relief given now is in
adequate, and greater distresses prevail,
as there has been no rain for five mouths.
Elaborate preparations are being made
for the celebration of the empress dow
ager's birthday. Eight million taels
have already been collected for the pur
pose and 50,000,000 will be required to
pay for the proposed festivities. The sa
cred Duke of Yen, a lineal descendant of
China's great sage, Confucius, will go to
Peking in honor of the event.
, His Political Opponent, Delivers
His Opening Address at Georgetown.
Lexington, May 22. Hon. William
C. Owens delivered his initiatory address
JnTiis anti-Breckinridge campaign to the
people of Scott county Monday.
Mr. Owens was greeted by a
large crowd, filling the hall at George
town to overflowing and many who de-
- aired admittance were turned away.
Frilly :t00 women were present wearing
Owen's badges and they joined in the
applause. The applause was almost
continuous throughout the speech,
showing that Owens was well received.
Resolutions gotten up by the psople of
8eott county were read, certifying to the
good character of the Scott county man
.ad passed by a rishijf vote.
PEFFER TAKES A HAND.
Wants to Have Iron Ore Put on
the Free List.
MILLS DRAWN INTO THE DEBATE.
Senators Hnnton and Kyle Both Testify
That Buttz Offered Them a Bribe Osage
Indians Visit Washington Salary Dock
ingLaw Knocked Out Appropriation to
Locate Artesian Wells.
Washington, May 22. In pursuance
of the order adopted last Friday the sen
ate met at 10 o'clock Monday, with 12
senators in their seats. In about 10 min
utes 43 senators a quorum were in the
chamber and under the agreement the
remaining 15 minntes before 10 o'clock
were spent in the consideration of bills
on the calendar. The time was con
sumed by two bills, both of which were
passed. Then the tariff bill was laid be
fore the senate and the metal schedule
was taken up. The first amendment
was that reported from the finance com
mittee, placing a duty of 40 cents per ton
on iron ore.
Mr. Aldrich immediately took the
floor and drew a graphic picture of the
anomalous position in which he
claimed the proposed duty of ore placed
the Democratic party in England. For
Bix years, he said, the Democrats in New
England had fought their campaigns on
platforms demanding free raw materials.
Three years ago Mr. Mills had made a
stumping tour of Massachusetts. Every
where, he said, Mills had taken free raw
material as his text. He had held up
the glowing promise of free coal and
free iron ore when the Democrats ob
tained control of all branches of the gov
ernment. He had gono further. He had
advocated free bar iron. Massachusetts
had no Democratic representative in the
senate. Why was not Mills here to
champion the cause? Ho was not even
in his beat. What had become of the
promises held out to New England?
While Aldrich was speaking Mills en
tered the chamber and after some spar
ring by the Republicans engaged in the
Mills spoke but briefly. Ho had long
given up all hope of converting his Re
publican colleagues. Past experience
had taught him after all arguments had
been brought to lKar, they would still
believe the lie and bs damned. He saw
no hope for them.
"Do you s-'e any hops for the conver
sion of our Djuiocratic associates?" asked
"Oh! 1 am making fair headway on
this side of tho chamber." replied Mills,
"but there is too much behind the other
side to budge it."
Chandler called Mills' attention to a
statement fie had made in a speech at
New Haven that if the United States
had free raw material her manufacturers
would control the markets of the world
and asked why the cotton manufacturers
with free cotton were not able to cope
with foreign competitors.
Mills replied that while cotton was
free, the machinery employed in the
manufacture of cotton goods was dutia
ble at 45 per cenr, the dies were all
heavily taxed, the coal that generated
the steam was taxed, and all the collat
eral elements wero taxed. That was
why our cotton goods could not compete
in the markets of the world.
The debate which followed was par
ticipated in by Messrs. Sherman, Lodge,
Vest, Butler, IIoar.Gallinger and Dolph.
Peffer Offers an Amendment.
Peffer (Kan.) offered an amendment to
transfer iion ore to the free list. "It was
one of the tenets of the Democratic party
that raw materials should go on the free
list. Why had not this been done?" he
Vest replied there was no attempt at
evasion so far aj he was concerned. A
large majority on his side favored plac
ing raw material on the free list.
"A majority, did you say?" asked Al
len. "I meant what I said," replied Vest.
"A large majority on this side believe in
free raw materials. But the urgency of
some tariff legislation renders it also
lutely necessary for the majority to make
concessions to the small minority. The
alternative was presented of passing the
bill with those concessions, or not pass
ing it at all."'
Peffer's amendment to transfer iron
ore to the free list was lost I to 4G. The
yeas were: Allen. Hill (N. Y.). Kvle and
In tho House.
Washington, May 22. Upon the
desk of Congreseman Bland Monday was
a huge bunch of La Franco roses, bear
iug the inscription: "To the next presi
dent." It was in recognition of his suc
cess at the Missouri convention last
week. Paul J. Sorg, the newly elected
successor to tho late Mr. Houck, took
his seat as representative for the Third
The house went into the committee of
the whole on the legislative appropriation
bill. Hayes (la.) offered an amendment
which declared that the section which al
lowed the dockage of members' salaries
had been heretofore repealed. The ques
tion was put on Hayes' amendment. It
was agreed to 118 to 8-1. Republican
applause. Dockery gave notice a yea
and nay vote would be demanded on the
amendment when the bill was reported
to the house.
Coxey Issue Another Bulletin.
Washington. May 22. J. S. Coxey
has issued bulletin No. 5 to the Amer
ican patriots of 1S!H, in which he gives a
highly colored account of the arrest and
conviction of the leaders in Washington.
The bulletin concludes with an appeal
for money and supplies, and urges his
followers to hold more meetings and in
ever- way urge senators and congress
men to vote for the Coxev bill.
To Locate Artesian Wells.
Washington, May 22. Representa
tive Doolittle (Wash.) has introduced a
Lill to appropriate $1-0,000 for ascertain
ing the subterranean water supplies in
!he states of Idaho, Montana, Washing
ton? ad Oregon, lying east of the Cas
cade mountains and ascertaining the
localities at which artesian wells can
profitably ba dug.
SENATE BRIBERY INVESTIGATION.
Senators Hnnton and Kyle Both Testify
They Were Offered a Bribe.
Washington, May 22. The commit
tee to investigate the charges of bribery
in the senate were on hand promptly at
10 o'clock Monday. The committee set
in secret session. Senator Hunton was
at the meeting as a witness. C. W.
Buttz sat without the doors of the com
mittee room and made a written applica
tion to be present. Hunton was the
first witness to testify and remained with
the committee about half an hour and
after he emerged from the committee
room, the son, Epha Hunton, Jr., was
called in. He was detained only about
15 minutes. Both Senator Hnnton and
his son stated C. W. Buttz was the man
who had approached Senator Huntoa.
The narrative did not differ materially
from the story heretofore given to the
press by Senator Hunton.
Senator Kyle was before the committee
more than an hour and was informed he
would probably be called again.
He put the committee in possession of
all the information in his power, sta'ting
he was first approached by Buttz about
two months ago with the proposition to
vote against the tariff bill and receive
pay for his vote, the amount offered be
ing $14,000. In reply to a question,
Senator Kyle said he was confident
Buttz represented other parties and the
proposition, if it had been accepted,
would have been made good. Kyle also
stated Buttz intimated to him if $14,000
was not enough he could have almost
any sum he would name, as high as
The request of Major Buttz that he be
present while other witnesses are testify
ing was denied. Buttz was called and
his attorney was admitted. The com
mittee has been considering the advisi
bility of going to New York and obtain
a portion of the testimony in regard to
the sugar allegations, but the ultimate
course has been decided upon. The
committee has summoned James W.
Walker, an attorney of Washington, to
appear before it. He is the man who
gave Buttz the letter of introduction to
Senator Hunton's son.
Osage Indians at Washington.
Washington, May 22. A delegation
from the Osage tribe of Indians in Okla
homa appeared before the house commit
tee on Indian affairs to advocate a prop
osition for detaching the Osages from
Oklahoma and attaching them to the five
civilized tribes of the Indian Territory.
Fish Dylnig la Cedar River.
Dubuque, Ia.,May 22. The report
comes from Nashua on the Cedar river,
that the fish in the stream above that town
are dying from some unknown disease.
Dr. Horton of the health office has made
an examination, but cannot discover the
cause. During the last week tons of
dead fish have been taken from the river
and buried to prevent disease.
General Kelly Warm Up.
Quincy, Ills., May 22. Kelly in ad
dressing a large audience here said with
the additions to his army here and those
awaiting him at St. Louis it would num
ber 1,050. Warmed by hearty applause,
he promised to take the regiment to
Wellington "in spite of hell" if he lives.
Wymoro Firemen Celebrate.
Wyjjoru, Neb., May 22. At the an
nual cointietitive drill of the Wymore
fire department, hose company No. 1
took first prize, time Hll seconds. Vis
itors from Beatrice took part in the pa
rade and drill.
Waite Classes Bland With Carlisle.
Pukblo, Colo., May 22. Governor
Waite in an address here classed Con
gressman Bland, whom he claims sold
out silver in 1878, with Voorhees and
Carlisle in their surrender to the foes of
Streetor Larceny Case Continued.
Minneapolis, May 22. The trial of
W. C. Streetor, vice president of the
Northwestern narrow gauge, on a charge
of the larceny of $1.250,(KM, was con
tinned until Wednesday.
Omaha Contingent at Corning.
Corninu, la.. May 22. General Kel
sey's Omaha contingent of commonweal
army, 200 strong, arrived here and
camped close by. The citizens have pro
vided them with food.
Will March to Kansas City.
LcAVENwoitTH. Kan., May 22. Labor
unions of Kansas City are offering com
monwealers aid and General Sanders
says his men will march to that city
some day thij week.
North Dakota Wheat Acreage.
Grand Forks, N. D May 22. North
Dakota will have a wheat acreage of
4,000,000 acres to harvest next fall. The
estimate is 50,000,000 bushels.
Thomas Brooks Pardoned.
Des Moinks, May 22. Governor Jack
son pardoned Thomas Brooks of Council
Bluffs, who was serving a life sentence
at Fort Madison for murder.
Cambridge Attorney Uuder Arrest.
Bi:aver Citv. Neb.. May 22. Sheriff
Jackson arrived from Salt Lake with F.
II. Shelby, the Cambridge attorney
wanted for embezzlement.
Packing House Plant Burns.
Fort Dodue, la.. May 22. Fire laid
in ruins the packing house plant, which
originally cost 15,0ii0; insurance $2,000.
Monrii's llxspball Gaines.
Cleveland. I; Cincinnati. -. Younir and
O'Connor; Parrot ami Murphv. Umpire.
Hoston. 3; New York. 0. Nichols and Ityan;
AYesteneUand Furrel. Umpir.;, Stage.
WESTERN I.CAOUK GAMES.
Minneapolis. 8; Detroit. 7. Lincoln. Parven
arl Rurrell; Johnson and Houermau. Um
Kun-as City, 11; Grand Rapidb. 1(1. McGin
elty and Donahue; Uhiues. Spies and Carrol.
Pittsburg, 11: Chicago, 10. Killen and Mack;
Mt-Gill and Slirher. Umpire, Emsdie.
WESTKKX ASSOCIATION GAM US.
IVoria. SJ; Lincoln. 2. Watsou and Tcrren;
iltGrevy, Ebrfcht und Spear.
Arresting Rhode Island Lawmakers.
Providence, R. I., May 22. Ono of
the most remarkable sessions of the
house of representatives ever held in
this state took place Monday. At 11
o'clock all members present wnre locked
in and writs issued for absent members,
but it was 3:15 before a quorum arrived.
Members are now being arrested in all
parts of the state. As soon as a quorum
was present Wheaton Cole was expelled
from his seat in the house and Claude J.
Farnsworth substituted as second repre
sentative from Pawtucket. Only four
Republicans were present, the rest hav
ing disappeared from the city to avoid
Des Moines Opens Saloons.
Des Moines, May 22. For the first
time in 10 years the front doors to sa
loons were wide open Monday. The
council, by a resolutian, authorized the
opening of 10 saloons, and now four are
in full blast with five bartenders each.
Forty more saloons will open inside of
Minneapolis Alderman Fined.
Minneapolis, May 22. Judge Rus
sell sentenced Alderman Robins to pay
a $100 fine, or in default to spend 90 days
in jail, for tho publication of his letter
criminally libelling Mayor Eustis. This
is the heaviest sentence possible under
the law. A new trial has been demanded.
Frye's Army at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, May 22. General Frye's
army are all in tents here. Captain
George Raymer, owner of a towboat,
offered to take them to Pittsburg in coal
barges for f2:. The Central Labor
union of this city is trying to raise that
Slonx City Capitalists Sued.
Sioux Citv, la., May 22. Katherine
Pritchard of California commenced suit
here against A. S. Garretson and W. H.
Silberhorn of Sioux City, to recover 70,
000 on notes given in a California stock
Roby Prize Fight Case.
Crown Point, Ind., May 22. Judge
Biggs' court was occupied all of Monday
in getting a jury in the first Roby prize
fight case. The first suit is against T.
O'Dominick Malloy .charged with riotous
AdVanced Price of Mining.
Leavenworth, Kan., May 22. The
Leavenworth Coal company has decided
to increase the price of mining 12J.f cents
on the ton, making it fl.l2, in order to
make the men stand firm against strike
agitators hanging around here. Other
wines will make similar advances. .
HORRORS OF THE FLOOD
Relief Came to Many Anxious
Hearts at Williamsport.
ENTIEE CITY UNDER WATER.
The Worst Has Come and Cone Sosqne
i hanna Has Made a New High Water Kec-
' ord Million and a Half of Property De-
! stroyed Big Loss of Property at John-
i town Floods In Other Localities.
WiLUAMiPORT, Pa., May 22. As
night approached Monday and darkness
settled down, the terrors of the flood in
creased. The yellow torrent rushing
down from the hill sides, fed by a thou
sand mountain streams, and growing
with each passing minute, assumed new
terrors, and the stricken people looked
forward with dread to the ordeal through
which they must pass before morning.
Cut off from the rest of the world, no
railroad communication and with no av
enue of telegraph or telephone communi
cation save the slender, quivering wire
over which this Tillage is sent. With
35 feet more water m the channel than
' in its normal height, the north branch of
j the Susquehanna threatened to engulf
I the town. Every foot of ground in the
city was under four feet of water, and
most of it was lf feet below the surface
of the stream. Many families were
homeless. Hundreds more expected to
be driven from their homes.
The flood reached its maximum at 7
o'clock, when it was !' feet above low
water mark on the river register and
was eight feet deep on the pavement of
the comthouse in the center of the city.
For an hour the water hung at that
point and then to the immense relief of
thousands of anxious hearts, it began
slowly to recede. At 0 o'clock it had
fallen a foot and is still going down,
slowly, to be sure, but surely enough to
lift a terrible load from a multitude of
hearts. All now feel that the worst haa
come and gone. The river has made a
new record M
A million and
feet above low water,
a half in property has
but so far as can be
learned no lives have been lost. To give
the losses in detail is impossible. It can
not even ba aproximated.
Iti'idges Carried Out.
Olean, N. Y., May 22. A large num
ber of houses were swept away during
Mouday nighr. Lumber was carried
away in piles. The bridges of tho West
ern road were carried out and all stores
aud tho Postal Telegraph office are un
der water. The water has driven scores
of people from their homes and ruined
their household goods. No lives are re
ported lost, but crop3 in the valley are
Big Loss of Property.
Johnstown, Pa., May 22. The dam
age by the flood in Johnstown is esti
mated at about $123,000. The damage
along the liiu of the Pennsylvania road
between Johnstown and Altoona is
placed at O.OOO.
Wisconsin Oam Has Gone Out.
Phlox, Wis., May 22. A dam at this
place has gone out, carrying off large
quantities of logs. Much live stock was
lost in the rush of water. No human
lives have been lost so far as known.
Tnro Children Drowned.
Wilkesbvrre, Pa., May 22. Two
children of John Knoskoky fell into a
swollen creek and were drowned.
Arkansas Tom Convicted.
Guthrie, O. T., May 22. Arkansas
Tom, the outlaw, was convicted of man
slaughter, by a jury, in the United States
district court. During the famous fight
between United States deputy marshals
and the Dalton gang at Ingalls last Sep
tember. Arkansas Tom was the only des
perado taken alive by the marshals.
When the officers were firing on the
hotel where the gang wero secreted, Ar
kansas Tom stood at a window and
killed Deputies Houston, Speed and
Shadley. In this fight, Outlaws Doolan
and Dalton were wounded. The pris
oner will get a life sentence.
Petition For Malone's Reinstatement.
Denver, May 22. Assistant Bishop
Chappelle is here to investigate the
charges made against Rev. T. H. Malone
by Bishop Matz. A committee of over
100 prominent Catholics has been ap
pointed to present to the archbishop a
petition for Father Malone's reinstate
ment as pastor of St. Joseph's church,
bearing 10,000 names.
Colorado Railway Property Sold.
Denver, May 22. All the property of
the Colorado Eastern Railway company,
including 3,:iG0 acres of coal lands in
this county, was sold at trustee's sale to
satisfy G per cent bonds amounting to
$300,000. The Knickerbocker Trust
company of New York, trustee for tho
bondholders, bid in the property for
Indianapolis Rank Wrecking Case.
Indianapolis, May 22. The testimony
in the bank wrecking case is completed
and the arguments have commenced.
These will be concluded Wednesday
evening and the case will certainly go to
the jury Thursday morning.
Trichina In Sausage.
Peru, Ind., May 22. William Zeiwert,
his wife and five children are dangerous
ly ill from tho effects of trichina in pack
ing house sausage they had eaten. Three
of the children are in a critical condition.
HAPPENINGS OF A DAY.
Mills and factories at Joliet, Ills., are
closing for want of coal.
Employes of the Brooklyn, N. Y., trolly
car lines are on a strike.
Two hundred thousand men are now
out in the big miners' strike.
The grand lodge, District Xo. 7. B'Xai
Brith, met at Nashville, Tenu.
The birthday of Admiral Farragut was
celebrated at Xew York.
At Junction City, Kan., a co-operative
housekeeping club has proved successful.
The grand lodge of Odd Fellows of Illin
ois will hold a special session at Danville
beginning May 31 and extending to
The supreme council, Commercial Pil
grims of America, closed its third annual
sessiou at Council Bluffs, la., with a ban
quet. Delos Matthews and Mrs. Fanny Den
nison of Xew York were arrested for big
amy at Anderson, Ind., on complaint of
The new mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
has ordered the Sunday closing laws en
forced against saloons.
Kansas millers are working up a com
mercial union to boom Kansas hard wheat
flour in the east.
Two widows claim the body of Walter
Lilly, an electric lineman killed by a live
wire at Burlington, la.
Skin from IS persons has been grafted
upon the scalp and hands of Letter Car
rier Fonte of Chicago, who was burned as
the result of an explosion.
Mrs. Robert Gordon Hardie, a daughter
of Senator S. M. Cullom of Illinois, is
In a speech at Quincy, Ills., Common
dealer Kelly denounced the newspapers
and railroad officials and pleaded for aid
for his men.
A plan of Iowa Knights of Labor to
affiliate with the State Federation of La
bor was vetoed by Organizer Yan Der
J. C. Thompson, the absconding bank
cashier of Sedalia, Mo., stole and hypothe
cated $40,000 school bonds which had bean
redeemed, but not destroyed.
FIGHT ON GRAND CHIEF RAMSAY.
Considerable Feeling Among the Members
Against Carl Smith of Omaha.
Denver, May 22. The ninth annual
convention of the -Order of Railway
Telegraphers of America convened in the
Oxford Monday with several hundred
delegates present, one-third of whom
were ladies. There is considerable feel
ing among the members against Carl
Smith of Omaha for the fight he is mak
ing against Grand Chief Ramsay, who
. revoked the charter of the Omaha divi
' sion a year ago for alleged violation of
I the constitution. On this account a fight
is being made against Ramsay's re-election.
The candidates mentioned for
' grand chief are: Ramsay, Thomas Mc
Mahon of Buffalo, A. L. Taylor of
Cleveland, A. J. Applegate of Wichita,
J. Weatherbee of Vinton, F. E. Gilli
land of Omaha, N. W. Sellers of El Paso.
! A. D. Thurston, grand editor, will re
sign to enter the legal profession.
It is proposed to create the office of
assistant chief. T. M. Pierson of In
dianapolis and J. Budd of Colorado are
mentioned for the new office.
Mayor Van Home welcomed the dele
gates to Denver. Chief Ramsay re
sponded on behalf of the order.
W. P. Daniels, mayor of Cedar Rapids,
la., grand secretary of the Order of Rail
way Conductors, invited the order to
hold its next convention at Cedar Rapids.
Switchmen to Meet Biennially.
Evansville, Ind., May 22. The
Switchmen's association are busy amend
ing the constitution and bylaws. One of
the changes effected provides for biennial
sessions, instead of annual sessions. An
other provides that the grand master,
vice grand master and grand secretary
and treasurer shall be elected for two
years, and that the board of trustees
shall consist of three members, two of
whom shall be elected for two years and
one for four years. Another important
change provides for the removal of the
headquarters and offices from Chicago to
Evansville. This motion was carried by
a vote of 96 to 23.
Most Employ Only Americans.
New York, May 'Si. The trades union
of New York are determined to insist on
the strict enforcement of the new law
providing that only American citizens
shall be employed in all state and mu
nicipal departments and on all public
works, whether executed by contract or
otherwise. At a meeting of 800 mem
bers of the United Order of Carpenters
and Joiners, it was unanimously voted
that a vigilance committee be appointed
to report any infractions of the law, and
requesting the co-operation of all work
ingmen's organizations in the state.
Important Meeting of Mine Operators.
Philadelphia, May 22. An impor
tant meeting of bituminous coal miners
from the central Pennsylvania region,
where the miners are now on a strike,
was held here Monday. Every operator
in the district was present and it was
agreed the men should be given until
May 28 in which to return to work.
Failing to do so by that time the mines
will be thrown open to anyone who seeks
Captured Frlck's Miners.
Uniontown, Pa., May 22. The river
miners assembled at Fayette City, COO
strong, and made a raid upon the Kyle
plant, capturing a number of the Frick
company's men who had returned to
work. The strikers took the workmen
to their camp and now hold them cap
Charged With Stealing Wheel.
Nebraska Citv, May 22. Frank and
Hat Holden, brothers, who were work
ing on the Davis farm, were arrested on
a warrant from Lincoln, charging them
with stealing a bicycle.
Redpath's Assailants Arrested.
Des Moines, May 22. John Krout
and Barney Hammil wero arrested for
the murder of Conductor Redpath. The
third man, George Weeuis, is still at
Iowa Federation of Labor.
Burlington, May 22. The Iowa state
federation of labor convened in second
innual session here.
Will Adhere to Protection.
Stdnev. N. S. W., May 22. Sir
George Dribbs of New South Wales, in
a speech at Lamwortb, declared that the
government would adhere to the policy
Alexander to Visit the Saltan.
Constantinople, May 22. It is re
ported here that King Alexander of
Scrvia will pay a visit to the Sultan in
House of Commons In Session.
London, May 22. The house of com
mons reassembled after its adjournment
for the Whitsuntide holidays.
Severe Frost In England.
London, May 22. A severe frost pre
vailed throughout England, doing serious
damage to crops.
Italian War Budget Adopted.
Rome, May 22. The cl amber of depu
ties adopted the war budget.
TraSo May Be Suspended.
Des Moines, May 22. Three hundred
and twenty-five miners have gone out at
Colfax and 115 at Dureath. The Rock
Island is consuming 75 cars of coal daily
and receiving but 25. The situation is
grave and traffic may be suspended.
Coal Porters Strike.
Port Said, May 22. Two thousand
coal porters on the wharves have struck.
FROSTS AFFECT THE WHEAT MARKET.
Chicago. May 21. Wheat went up and
down with bewildering alacrity today, closing
with a c gain after an advance of l$c and an
equal decline. Frosts at home and abroad
caused the strength and freezing was responsi
ble for the temporary reactions. July corn
closed unchanged, oats unchanged and pro
visions finished slightly higher.
WHEAT Finn. Cash, 55Jic; July, 57Hc;
September, 5gWd&$v December. 61Jic.
CORN Steady. Cash, S7c; July, 37c:
OATS Steady. Cash, 03Kc: Juiy. 300;
PORK-Firmer. Cash, f 11.80; July, S11.87H;
LARD Steady. Cash. S7.12W: July. M.87W:
KIBa bteady. Cash, fti.13; July, $6.13;
Chicago Lire Stock.
Chicago. May 21. CATTLE The market
for cattle was fairly steady, though slow.
The best offerings were saleable around fi.30
andlthere was trading in inferior cows and bulla
at 81-50 to fl.To, but almost the entire supply
changed hands at I3.-70 to $4.05 for steers and
at $2.50 to $3.40 for cows and heifers.
HOGS Such grades as were eagerly taken
at $4.85 to $3.00 Saturday were not wanted to
day at over $4.80 to $4.83 and the decline in
common and medium grades was not less se
vere. There was an average reduction of 15c,
the bulk of the supply going out of sellers'
hands at $4.70 to $4.80.
SHEEP There was a good demand for
sheep and lambs. In some cases desirable
qualities were taken at an advance of 10c, but
in poor and common qualities there was no
considerable change. Quotations ranged from
$2.00 to $4.30 for poor to choice sheen: S3.00 to
$4.83 for yearlings and $4.00 to $3.73 for spring
Receipts Cattle. 16.503 head; calves. 800;
hogs. 31.000; sheep. D.000.
South Omaha Uve Stock.
South Omaha. May 21.-CATTLE-Ro-
ceipts. 1,800 head; 1300 to 1500 lbs., $3.8531 10:
1100 to 13 lbs., $3.70&3.90: 900 to 1100 lbs..
$3.50(33.75; choice cows, $2.7533.80; common
cows, $1.502.60; good feeders. $3.203.70;
common feeders, $2.8533.15. Market active
HOGS-Recelpts. 3,100 head; light. $4.53
B4.70; mixed. $4.6034.5; heavy, $4. 6034. fa,
Market 5c lower.
SHEEP Receipts, 200 head; muttons, $3.52 J
i.EW REPUBLIC FORMED
Hawaii Adopts a New Form of
DOLE SELECTED P0B PRESLDEHT.
, Ipper aad Lower Hoase to Consist of Flf
teea Members Each With the Same
Salary Property Qualification Required
For Senators Irwla Returns From
Japan With Important Messages.
Sax Francisco, May 22. Following
correspondence of the Associated Press
arrived on the steamer Gaelic:
Honolulu, May is. The constitu
tional convention, the members of
which were elected on May 4, will meet
on May 8V. The new council will be
presented to tho convention for its ap
proval. The new government is to be
called the Republic of Hawaii. The ex
ecutive power will be vasted in the pres
ident. The executive council will con
sist of five members, instead of four, as
at present, a minister of health and edu
cation being added. The upper house
will consist of 13 senators. The qualifi
cation of a senator will be that he shall
be 30 years old; shall be able to read and
write the English language; shall have
resided in the island three years; shall
own property of not less than $5,000 in
value, and shall have an income of $1,200
a year. The assembly, or lower house,
is to consist of 15 members, six from the
island of Oahu and three each from Ha
waii, Maui and Kani. They will servo
for two years only.
Qaalllcations of Assemblymen.
A member of the assembly must be u
citizen of Hawaii, or a citizen of any
country which has treaty relations with
Hawaii and who has resided in the isl
ands for at least one year. He must he
able to read and write the English or
the Hawaiian language, except in case
of those-who voted in the recent election,
to whom this requirement docs not ap
ply. Meetings of the legislature are to
be held every two years. Each session
is limited to 90 days, and neither house
can adjourn for more than two days
without the consent of the other. The
president will have the power of veto,
which can be overruled by a two-thirds
vote of Iwth houses. It is the present
intention to have President Dole reap
pointed for a term of years, probably
six, after which the office will be tilled at
regular elections. It is more likely also
that the present minsters will be re
tained for a few years, as their appoint
ment rests with the president.
Salary In Itoth Houses the Same.
The new constitution can be amended
or revised in the ordiuary way, but it is
expressly stipulated that no amendments
containing a proposition for the estab
lishment of a lnonarehml form of govern
ment shall be presented. Members of
both houses are to receive $100 for each
About 8,700 votes were cast at the re
cent elections. There was little opposi
tion on any of the islands. The claim is
now made that when th republic is de
clared the natives will make the long
looked for uprising. Royalist leaders
say that they are only restrained by the
expressed wish of the ex-queen, who
still has great faith in the United States.
The report that the Ranger was coining
here has again put hopes of speedy re
storation in the Royalist hearts. There
has been considerable talk recently of a
number of ardent Royalists, who are
3aid to have enlisted in the army, ready
to help the ex-queen's cause in case of a
revolution. That there are very few, if
any, such cases is fully believed by the
government, as troops have been consid
erably reduced and only the best known
and trusted men kept in the service.
Messages From Japan.
The steamer Gealic arrived yesterday
from Japan with R. W. Irwin, tho Ha
waiian minister, resident at Tokio, on
board. It is supposed that he has
brought certain messages from the
Japan government in regard to the mat
ter of granting the franchise to subjects
of the Mikado in Hawaii. It is expected
that in the event of a franchise being re
fused to the Japanese, their government
intends to cut off treaty relations with
Hawaii and recall all Japanese now in
the islands. If this is so, it vn be a
serious thing for the planters, as the
present number of contract laborers is
largely made up of Japanese and it
would be next to impossible to replace
them in less than a year. Mr. Irwin is
reticent on tho subject, but it is known
he was the bearer of several important
dispatches to the government and a
special meeting of the council was held
to discuss the matter.
Civil Marriage Bill Recommitted.
Buda Pesth, May 22. The lower
house of the diet adopted the motion to
recommit the civil marriage bill to the
house of magnates with the request that
the measure be passed by the latter body.
Ifo Clone Too Far.
Loxdon, May 22. John Morley, chief
secretary for Ireland, in a speech at New
castle, expressed the fear that the house
of lords had gone too far to be mended
and must be amended..
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Cantoris.
When she became Miss, she clans to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gate them CastoriA.
Can furnish you with
BLINDS, LIME, Etc., and
everything kept in the
South of TJ. P. R. R. Depot, Columbus,
Wines. Liquors and Cigars
"THE NEW SALOON"
On Eleventh st. Imported and domextic wines
for family trade a specialty.
LCCHSI.VOEB & MCSSEUf AN,
2mayt! Cor. Eleventh and M 8t.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, aud Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is tho Children's Pauaccu the Mother's Friend.
"Castoria Is an excellent m-dicir tc- '.
drea. Motliers have repeatedly Uud 1:10 of iu
good effect upon their children."
Da. O. C. C"aoot,
Castoria is the best remedy for children c f
which I am acquainted. I hops iza lay U rot
far distant when mothers will coasiJor tho real
interest of their children, ani uso C-stona in
stead of the rariousquack nostrums w hich aro
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opi:u:i.
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to prematura graves."
Da. J. F. KiNcnxioc,
The Csstaur Company, 17
I Leayc Your Orders Early, aud Avoid the Riisli. 1
"Eat, Drink and be Merry."
Henry Ragatz & Co.,
Have inside a special effort to secure liaraina for our E
customers. In Canned Goods we have overf(X) caeca, at prices E
that astonish our many customers. z:
Dried Fruits are of ;ood quality at very low prices. E
We have Genuine Mapio Srup and Pure I'uckwheat
Our Cider can't bo heat.
Apples are scarce, but we have them.
In Nuts, Itaisius, bruits and '
We have doubled our order over last year, and have an
mense stock. 2T" All who purchase, will find it
thoir interest to look over our goods and fjet our prices.
( Crockery. Glassware and Lamps.
S Our assortment was nevor more complete, at reasonable E
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BONDED ABSTKACTEKS OF TITLE to all real estate in IMatteconnty.
Kepresent THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World, t
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Notary Public always in office.
Farm and city property for sale.
Make collections of foreign inheritances and
J. Will Illustrate
To yon the advantage of buying
From him. If a splendid stock
and low prices cnt any
figure, you will
THE FINEST FLOUR
Alwavs on hand.
His stock of
Is large, well selected and
everything you want will
be found in stock
at low figures.
23T Country produce a spe
cialty, and always taken at
cash prices. All goods deliv
Telephone Xo. 22.
CAKKY ALL KINDS OF
C""Hnve tho finest Hearse in the county.
FRED. W. HERRICK,
Cnr-&rd Columbus, Neb.
JJR. L. VAN ES.
Graduate of Ontario Veterinary College. Office
over pott office. Mteprtf
' Castoria Ij so well adapted to childrea thai
I recommend itadsuperiortoanypreacriptfoa
n. A. AscHaa,M.D..
Ill So. Oxford St. Brooklyn, M. T.
" Our physicians in tho children's depart-RiLt-t
h-7u spoLca highly of their experience-
in their ouUiJe practice with Castoria,
a:id although we only hav among our
tiudi-ol supplies what is known as regular
jiroiliuts, jet wo aro free to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has woa us to look with
Usitkd Hospital and Di3FcifSABY,
Aixcy C. Smith, Ptes.,
Murray Street, Now York City.
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CAUTION'. ir a dealer offers W. K.
Dougloa ishoes at a reduced price, or say
he hue them without name Ktajspetl oa
bottom, put bla dowa aa a fraad.
B ' M
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S3 SHOE THE WORLD.
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be convinced. The stamping of V L. Douglx
nvne and price on the bottom, which guarantees
thsir value, satca thousand) of dollars annually
to those who wear them. Dealers who push the
",'? ' v-L- DiuR'as Shoes gam customers,
winch help to Increa-e the sales on their lull ime
orood'?. They can afford to rill at a les profit.
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