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WEDNESDAY. MAY 5. 1807.
Postmastke Dupix at Seward was
robbed of S7.r and his pants Friday
PmsBCBo had a $2,000,000 fire early
Monday morning, well covered by in
surance. lEBBnXST"McKlNEErs speech at the
Grant monument last week was a model
in every respect
Ax earthquake in Peru, Friday, the
most intense felt in some years. No
lives reported lost.
John Fobepacoh, the circus man, was
killed with two other men in a railroad
accident at Tampa, Florida, Tuesday of
W. J. Deboe, of Crittenden county,
Kentucky, has been elocted U. S. sena
tor to succeed Blackburn, whose term
expired March 4.
The Greeks were victorious over the
Turks at Velestino, ten miles west of
Volo. The attacking force consisted of
300 infantry, C00 cavalry and 13 guns.
It is reported that the island of Mit
ylene, off the coast of Asia Minor-and
belonging to Turkey, has revolted in
favor of Greece and that the Greek
fleet will be sent there forthwith.
Billy Mason, of Illinois, gave the
United States senate a bad quarter of an
hour, but the old girl appears to have
gone to sleep again. Lincoln Call.
Secretary Long and Postmaster
General Gary have recommended to the
senate committee the continuance of
civil service laws, but give it as their
-opinion that they should be modified.
There is now a cash balance in the
U. S. treasury of $228,090,517. During
April there was a surplus of receipts
over expenditures of $5,740, 038. In
April, 18GG, there was a deficit $4,704,488.
James Watts, in a quarrel with Louis
Dnnbier, struck him on the head with a
hammer, making some ugly wounds.
Watts was arraigned before Judge Getts
of Osceola and gave bond in the sum of
Edward Bellamy is about to issue a
new book, the first published since
"Looking Backward," and a sort of
sequel to that noted work of his. It is
said that the new book will command
The Powers, including Germany and
Austria, have agreed that the moment is
opportune to intervene between Greece
and Turkey. They are now discussing
conditions of intervention and appear
about to reach an understanding.
At the City hospital in Cincinnati re
cently James Barlow, a man of GO years,
had his skull opened and a tumor of the
brain successfully removed. There are
a host of people who are beginning to
doubt the efficacy of drugs, but the
multiplying evidences of improvement
in surgery are winning praises for the
A Texas man named Baylor, near An
tonio says that he has seen the air ship
and talked with the three men riding in
it They tarried in his backyard for a
supply of water. One gave his name as
Wilson, of Goshen, N. Y, and said the
problem of navigating the air had been
solved. After getting water they board
ed their vessel and sailed off northward.
Every editor in Washington county
has signed an agreement that they will
not do a line of f reo advertising for the
State fair if the association adopts the
. bulletin method of advertising its fair,
says the Arlington News, but will de-
. mand full rates in cash. The Bulletin
is directly in the interest of the pub
lishers, and not of the fair. If the
-weeklies in Nebraska would all take the
same decided stand they could squeeze
the wind out of many fakes which sap
the profit out of the newspaper business.
Saturday at 1:13, in compliance with
the request of the executive committee
of the Tennessee centennial, President
McKinley opened the exposition by wire
from the White house at Washington.
The circuit was a little over 700 miles in
length. At 1:11 the following message
was handed Mr. McKinley: "The people
of Tennessee send greetings and request
that you put in motion the machinery of
the. Tennessee Centennial exposition."
He pressed the instrument, and before
'leaving the key received this message:
"People wild. The gun went off all
right. Bands playing and whistles go
ing. Everybody shaking hands."
English publicists may well think a
bit when, as is stated by United States
Consul Parker at Birmingham, "we can
pay to one man the wages which two
men command in England in the same
time and for doing the like amount of
work and then send the product ot that
man's labor abroad into competition
with the two, backed as they are by un
limited capital." The supremacy of
England in the iron trade is threatened
by two conditions: First, the exhaus
tion of Urn own ores and ot the cheap
foreign ores it has been so largely using,
and, second, the rapid growth ot Ameri
cas competition. American ores are
takes 600 to 800 Bailee to the blast jFju
mces, thee the finished product gOeVto
tidewater, transported 300 mites by
sea asd compete sasily with British'
CAMPAIGN FOR FREE CUBA.
By all odds the best article we have
yet seen on the Cuban situation is one
with the above caption in the Review of
Reviews for May, written by Stephen
Bonsai, a newspaper correspondent, who
telk what he has seen and what he evi
The reader can readily see how it is
that the CubanB have been able to resist
their enemy. "In the country which
the insurgents command that is, in at
least four-fifths of the island into
which the Spanish columns do not ven
ture except in large force, food grows on
every bush and every root is edible for
the Cubans who know how-to prepare it
There are hill-locked valleys which the
Cuban forces hold, and where their
cattle graze in safety. Here they have
van planted quick crops, like sweet
potatoes, which ripen five or six times a
year. Gomez and his leaders have, one
and all, availed themselves of the ad
vantages presented by the nature of the
ground to the fullest extent Indeed,
the campaign has shown Gomez to be
not only a man born to command, but
one who is abreast of the military
science ot the day, so far as it can be ap
plied to the peculiar warfare upon which
he 'is engaged. His masterly circular
movements never fail to puzzle those
who would bring his .army to bay, and
worn out by the chase, the Spanish col
umns never succeed in cornering him.
The half grown and immature boys, the
raw recruits which Spain has sent to the
island, serve but as fodder for fevers and
other diseases to feed upon. With half
rations, scant clothing, and little or no
pay, and that in a depreciated currency,
the soldiers are only capable of doing
one day's work in seven, but the wonder
to me is that they are able or willing to
shoulder a musket at all."
The theory of the Cubans is to harass
the Spaniards as much as possible with
the least expenditure of men and am
munition. Even Spanish officers declare that it is
a struggle between two antagonists,
neither strong enough to conquer.
One cannot read of the atrocities com
mitted by the Spanish without the
fiercest indignation for the murderers
that is what they are.
Hoke Smith, under Cleveland, turned
out old Union soldiors to make room for
some of his Georgia constituents. One
of these, lately dismissed by Commis
sioner of Pensions Evans, complained,
and was told that "a Union soldier with
a gallant record on the field was turned
out of office and he, too, had a family
dependent upon his one arm. This man
I am about to reinstate. Because of his
crippled condition, he has been unable
to return to the trade in which he was
doing well before he enlisted in the
army. He was put out to make a place
for yon. Now, as between man and man,
do you not think it simply a matter of
justice that I should reinstate him? He
was a good and efficient clerk. The only
point against him was that he was a re
publican. Yon made the point yourself.
Turn about is fair play. He is in sym
pathy with the present administration
and you are not Besides this, whatever
his politics, he has the additional claim
of having been a union soldier, and you
have not" Commissioner Evans further
informed the clerk that he proposed to
reinstate every man having a similar rec
ord -who -was dismissed by the Cleveland
administration for political reasons only.
Brought face to face with the facts in the
case, the man admitted that he agreed
fully in the sentiments of the commis
sioner and thanked him for his frankness
in discussing the matter. He is now
looking for another position, but has no
liarsh words to say for the administra
tion which deposed him. His only re
gret is that he came to Washington at all
to receive a higher salary tlian he had
ever before obtained, but to pay twice as
much for living expenses as he paid in
his southern home, so says W. E. Annin,
the Lincoln Journal's Washington cor
respondent To Pray or Not to Pray?
Rev. James M. Whiton, in the May
Forum, says: Extravagant assertions of
the power of prayer for healing have
brought it into some discredit. But it
is as wide of the mark to say that prayer
has no power of that sort, as to say that
it has all power. Unqualified, indeed,
are St James's words: "The prayer of
faith shall save the sick, and the Lord
shall raise him up." But of course he
did not forget that all must die. That
prayer will have a curative effect to a
certain extent, is the only meaning fairly
imputable to him. Every physician will
say the same, because he knows that
auto-suggestion and expectant attention
have a certain curative effect When a
bread pill produces the soporific effect
of a morphine pill upon the patient who
takes it as morphine, what we recognize
is a psychological cause of sleep substi
tuted for a physiological cause. The
bread pill is necessary to bring the psy
chological cause into action.
The cashier of a savings bank at At
lanta, Georgia, Geo. A. Casson, is a de
faulter to the extent of ;$45,000, and the
bank is wrecked with scarcely any assets.
There is a growing sentiment in favor of
allowing only such banks to receive de
posits as can indemnify depositors
against loss. The government postal
savings bank idea ia pretty generally
coming into favor with the public.
Kaxsas City, May 4. The Joseph
Cahn Clothing company, one of the old
est wholesale clothing houses in the
city, has failed, giving a mortgage to
secure an indebtedness of $30,000. Swof
ford Bros. Dry Goods company also ap
plied for the appointment of a receiver
and one was appointed. The liabilities
are placed at 160,000; assets not stated.
Cahn owns considerable real estate.
Seethera Pacific Report.
New York, May 4. The annual re
port of the Southern Pacific for 1896
shows gross earnings for the year to
have been $44,666,466, decrease, $1,790,
S57; operating expenses, $31,962,206, de
crease, $1,280,288; net earnings, $16,704.
480, decrease, $510,128. Steel rails were
laid over 153 miles, and these, together
with the ties renewed and tie plates,
ware charged to operating expenses.
Milwaukee Fine) CeJlaaeea,
Milwaukee, May 4. BJchter & Sons,
foundry and machine shop, have mads
voluntary assignment toF. H. Madge
burg. They were the original promot
ers of the beet sugar enterprise at Men
aaaisee Falls, which failed Saturday.
They ant money into the sugar plant
and alao sapphsd jQjneof the machinery
HOUSE SUSTAINS REED.
Policy of Postponing Appointing-
8PEAKEB CHALLENGES 0PP0SITI0H
' fl.M.H.1 Y1.a. W?a 1 ff .!. Vaw ftdimA
cratle Member From Vt'ashlagtoa Re.
abllcan stand Together. While the
Vote Sbowr a Split In the Ranks or the
Democrats PopuliMs: Support Lewis.
Washington', May 4. "The issue
was made." as Speaker Reed put it in
the house Monday, on the speaker's
policy of postponing the appointment of
committee. Jerry Simpson of Kansas
brought it on by an attack upon the
speaker which moved Mr. Reed to
challenge him to propose a resolution
instructing the speaker to appoint the
committees. The Kansan evaded this
challenge, but Mr. Lewis, a new Dem
ocratic member from Washington, took
op the gauntlet which the speaker had
thrown down and- moved the adoption
of a resolution of the tenor suggested by
Mr. Reed. Then Fleming (Dem., Ga.)
offered a substitute embodying the in
structions in different terms, and Mr.
Dingley, the Republican leader, to make
the issue plain,, as he said, submitted
another substitute permitting the
speaker to "report the committees im
mediately." When the vote was taken on the
proposition the speaker was sustained
by practically the solid vote of his party,
assisted by S3 Democrats under the
leadership of Mr. Bailey. The resolu
tion was defeated, yeas 52, nays 124;
present and not voting, 13.
For the first time this session the fac
tions in the Democratic ranks were
forced to put themselves on record and
32 Democrats, with all of the Populists,
supported Mr. Lewis.
Mr. Low (N. Y.) was the only Re
publican to put himself on record in
support of the resolution, while eight
Democrats and five Republicans ans
wered present. Mr. Bailey denounced
in strong terms the spectacle which the
Democrats were presenting by their dis
sensions. Cochran (Mo.) and Wheeler
(Ala.) of the Democrats spoke for the
resolutions, while Mr. Dingley voiced
the Republican policy.
The senate resolution appropriating
$50,000 for the congress of the universal
postal union was adopted and Mr. Sho
waiter, the Republican chosen at a spe
cial election to represent the Twenty
fifth Pennsylvania district, was then
SENATOR TILLMAN HEARD FROM.
After a Silence of .ereral Weeks He
Arouses a Lively Controversy.
Washington, May 4. Senator Till
man of South Carolina was heard from
briefly and pointedly in the senate after
a silence of many weeks and, as usual,
his remarks served to arouse a lively
controversy. It occurred during the
consideration of the "free homestead
bilL" Mr. Morgan proposed an amend
ment giving all public lands unoccupied
by 1900 to the several states and terri
tories. Mr. Hawley declared this to be
a startling proposition, and Mr. Till
man sought to oppose it by a series of
questions addressed to Mr. Morgan.
Some of the questions referred to the
amendment asa proposition to "gobble"
and "steal" the interest of states in
public lands. Mr. Morgan in turn made
sharp and sarcastic rejoinders and for a
time senators and spectators were in
terested in the animated cross fire.
After Mr. Morgan had protested
against the interruption as a breach of
the privileges of the senate, the incident
was closed by a statement from Mr.
Tillman disclaiming any purpose of
being discourteous to the Alabama sen
ator. The Morgan amendment was
withdrawn and an agreement reached
for a final vote on the free homestead
bilLat 3 p. m. today. Early in the day
Mr. Morgan endeavored to secure a vote
on the Cuban resolution. It went over,
however, at the request of Hale (Me.),'
in order that speeches in opposition may
be made. The executive session of
the senate was devoted largely to the
consideration of the Anglo-American
arbitration treaty, which is to be voted
upon Wednesday. The question was
brought up by Seuator Morgan, who
spoke at length in opposition to the
Named by the President.
Washington, May 4. The president
today sent the following nominations to
the senate: State Robert N. Patterson
of Tennessee, to be consul general at
Calcutta, India; Stanton Sickles of New
York, to be secretary of legation at Mad
rid. Postmasters, Iowa Elmer E. Johns
ton, Rockwell City; O. A. Merrill.North
Springs; John Knapp, Parkersburg.
Kansas J. E. Vincent, Hutchinson;
William H. Halsinger, Cottonwood
Falls. Missouri B. J. Prentiss, Beth
any. Nebraska William T. Ager, Beav
er City; James N. Brooks, Rushville.
Special Messaee on Lynching-.
Washington, May 4. President Mc
Kinley sent to Congress a message con
cerning the lynching of three Italians at
Hahnville, La,, on the night of Aug. 8.
1896. He recommends an appropriation
of 10,000 for the heirs of the persons
without admitting the liability of the
United States in the premises.
Agree On Indian Appropriation.
Washington, May 4. The conferees
on the Indian appropriation bill agreed
upon a number of unimportant items,
but no agreement was reached on the
Uncompahgre reservation matter, the
Seneca oil lands or the Indian courts.
Aiken Asked to Resign.
Washington, May 4. The resigna
tion of William M. Aiken, supervising
architect of the treasury, has been
Harrison Removes Ofllclals.
Chicago, May 4. Civil Service Com
missioners Clark and Holtz have been
removed by Mayor Harrison.
WILL SIGN MANUFACTURING LAW.
Governor Drake Answer Petitions by Kx
plalalac His Position.
Pes Moines, May 4. It has just
leaked out at the governor's office that
strong effort has been made during
the last week to induce Governor Drake
to veto the manufacturing law recently
passed by the legislature. A delegation
from the ministerial association of this
city visited him and stated that they
represented all the pastors of the city
who were connected with the associa
tion and asked that he should return the
law to the legislature with his disap
proval. In addition letters have been
received from many of the prohibition
ists of the state making the same re
quest and indicatingconcerted action on
the subject. In speaking of the matter,
Governor Drake said :
"1 hare made the universal answer to
all sach requests that even if I had not
taken the position when I was a candi
date for the governorship, that the
whole question had been relegated to
the representative and senatorial dis
trietaandl propose to do what the peo
ple of the state wanted me to d& as ex
pressed by the action of th representa
tivas of these various districts. I could
ot veto tha bill forth waaonthatin
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order to veto the manufacturing law I
would be compelled to veto all tho
liquor laws we have on our statute
books. Many of the pcople'of the state
do not appear to realize that there was
no independent manufacturing bill
passed, but tho law which was passed
by the legislature permitting the
manufacture of liquors in the state
was an amendment to the present
liquor laws, and in order to veto
it I would have to veto the prohibition
law as well. All the liquor laws' are in
one bill, and if I should veto it it is
hardly possible at this time in the ses
sion that theiegislature could pass an
other law on the subject or pass the bill
over my veto and then, too, it is possi
ble that the legislature might no.t pass
another as stringent a prohibitory law
as we have at the present time. So.you
can see that those people who are 'ask
ing me to veto the bill do not realize
what they are doing."
The amended mulct law containing
the provision for legalizing manufactur
ing in Iowa will be signed by the gov
ernor and become a law Oct. 1.
General Doe Denle Charges.
Milwaukee, May 4 General Joseph
B. Doe denies the ciui bros telegraphed
from Washington to the effect that he
took advantage of his position as assist
ant secretary of war to supply himself
with many useful and ornamental ar
ticles at the expense of the government.
He declined to make specific denial of
the different charges, but declared that
the accusations constituted a rediculous
mass of falsehoods. He also defended
Mr. Whitton of Zanesville, who was his
CHAMPION CRUM DEAD,
Famous Iowa Sprinter Passes
Away at Des Moines
HE SUC0UMB3 TO APPENDICITIS.
Born and Raised at Bedford. Where He
Has Practiced Law Since He Retired
From the Cinder Path Three Years Ago.
Wafers the Only Slan Who Ever Showed
Him His Rack at the Flahh.
Des Moines, la., May 4. John W.
Crum, the famous sprinter, died here in
the hospital as the result of an operation
Crum was 24 years of age. He was
born and raised at Bedford, la., where
he had practiced law since retiring from
the cinder path three years ago. In the
spring of 1895 he captured everything
on the cinder path in, Iowa, making the
100 yards in 10 seconds flat. He then
went to Chicago where he won the 100
yard dash in the record time of 9 4-5
seconds. This was iu the western
intercollegiate games. Ho won all the
sprints at this meeting. He represented
the west in the national intercollegiate
games at Mott Haven the same season,
and won the 100-yards in 9 4-5, and the
220-yard dash in 2- seconds. Two
watches caught him, 21 2-5 and 22 3-5
respectively, in this event, but the third
watch was not caught at the shot, and
the time was put at 22 flat. Crum was
protested as a professional by Yale, but
a searching investigation gave him a
clear bill as an amateur.
In the games of the American Athletic
union that year he was beaten by Ber
nard J. Wefers, he being the only man
who ever showed Crum his back at
the finish. Crum suffered from a
sprained tendon in this race, an injury
from which he never recovered. At an
exhibition race in Chicago ne made a
new world's record of 21 2-5 for 220
yards on a circular track. He graduated
from the State University of Iowa col
legiate department in 1894, law depart
ment in 1895 and six months ago'settled
in Des Moines in the manufacture of a
liniment for athletes. He was a young
man of ideal character and habits. The
funeral will be held at Bedford on
Thursday afternoon and delegations
from all the Iowa colleges will be
LIVELY CONTEST FOR PRESIDENCY.
State Federation of Women's Clnbs Meets
at Dnbnque This Week.
Dubuque, la., May 4. The second
biennial meeting of the State Federation
of Women's clubs will be held in this
city Wednesday and Thursday. Nearly
300 delegates names have been registered
and there will probably be 50 more,
representing about 150 clubs, having a
total membership of more than 4,000.
The present officers of tho state federa
tion are: President, Mrs. Anna M.
Howe, Marshalltown; vice president,
Mrs. Mary W. Coggswell, Cedar Rapids;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. Jessie M.
Thayer, Clinton; recording secretary,
Mrs. Alice Bailey, Des Moines; treas
urer, Miss Mabel Dickson, Ottumwa;
auditor, Mrs. Ada L. Collier, Dubuque.
A spirited contest for the presidency is
in progress between Mrs. Ralph 'Von
Vechten of Cedar Rapids and Miss May
Rogers of Dubuque.
During the convention addresses will
be delivered by ladies well known in
literary circles of state and nation,
among them Mrs. Henrotin. president
of the national federation. For the
third biennial session, to be held in May,
1899, Des Moines, Marshalltown and
Ottumwa are candidates.
Captain Thomas Injured.
Cedar Rapids, la., May 4. Captain
Thomas of the Iowa State University
baseball team was seriously injured at
Mount Vernon in a game with Cornell
college. Thomas, who was on first base,
stooped to pick up the ball, when Smith
of Cornell collided with him. Smith's
knee struck the captain on the temple
Thomas was unconscious for several
hours and it is feared he has sustained
Keokak-St. Lonls Trade Reopened.
Keokuk, la., May 4. Traffic between
Keokuk and St. Louis has been resumed
on the St. Louis, Keokuk and North
western. Several miles of track which
was washed out by the flood has been
rebuilt. The Keokuk and Western and
the Rock Island roads also have through
tracks to Des Moines.
Clinton, la., May 4. Christian Eck
erlebe, for tfie murder of Mina Kiel,
near Bellvue, on July 4, 1896, was sen
tenced by Judge Waterman to life im
prisonment and was taken to Anamosa
Baptist Young- People of Iowa.
Des Moines, May it. The annual as
sembly of the Baptist Young People's
Union of Iowa will be held at Des
Moines on Thursday and Friday of this
Iowa State Bankers.
Ottumwa. Ia., May 4. Ths State
Bankers' association will meet in Ot
tumwa May 26 and 27.
Cplorado Banks Fail.
Colorado Springs. Colo., May 4.
The banking houses of J. B. Wheeler &
Co., both in Manitoa and Aspen, have
gone into the hands of assignees. It is
believed depositors will bo paid in full
The Third J negro Chosen.
Lincoln, May 4. Governor Holcomb
completed the list of judges of the
Omaha municipal court by the appoint
mant of Harry . Burnim to fca the
IN FAVOR OF MORE WAR.
Decision of the Ministers Who
Went to Greek Frontier.
VA8S0S 18 RECALLED PROM 0BETE.
TarkUh Army Is Advancing la Three
Colnmns On Pharsalos. While an Addi
tional Colnma Is Operating In the Direc
tion of Volo Everything Points to a
Retreat of the Greeks to Domokos.
London, May 4. The chief points of
interest in the situation are.
I First That the decision of the min
; isters who have returned from the
j Greek frontier seems to be in favor of
a continuance of the war, and.
becond That fighting continued al
most incessantly at Valestiuo from last
Thursday until'Sunday, with the result
.that General Smolensk! has been pre
vented from actually assuming his
duties as chief of staff.
As a further result the Greeks at
Valestino have managed to retain their
positions, but they are too much fatigued
to follow up their successes. Altogether
14 officers have been recalled from Crete
to be sent ou to Thessaly, and this also
is a proof of the intention of the new
cabinet to continue the war. The
movement is actuated by necessity. All
the best officers are being sent to the
front, nor is there any intention yet dis
played to evacuate Crete.
The Turkish army is advancing in
three eolumns on Pharsalos while an
additional column is operating in the
direction of Volo.
-As the Volo column could easily take
-Valestino in the rear, the Greek posi
tion is very precarious. This probably
explains the retention of General Smo
lensk! there, as it was natural to expect
him to go to Pharsalos to assume the
supreme command. Everything points
to an inevitable retreat by the Greeks
on Domokos. .
The diplomatic situation continues
obscure with a constant interchange of
dispatches between European cabinets
and incessant interviewing of ministers.
Athens, May 3. The diplomatic sit
uation may be summed up as follows:
No request for mediation has been or
will be addressed by Greece to the
powers until the ministers of war and
marine report upon the state of the
Greek forces at Pbarsala and elsewhere.
The powers have not offered media
tion, although they do not conceal the
fact that a request for intervention will
be highly acceptable to them. The min
ister of foreign affairs, M. Skolouidis,
says the ministry situation has greatly
improved in both Epirus and Thessaly,
and that the victory of the Greeks over
the Turks at Velestino was brilliant.
The ministers of war and marine have
leftPharsala for Athens after along
conference with Prince Constantino and
the headquarters' staff.
THE SITUATION AT PHARSALOS.
Greek Ministers Favorably Impressed
With Troops and Plan of Defease.
Athens, May 4. Colonel Eosamedos,
minister of war. and M. Theolokis,
minister of the interior, are said to be
favorably impressed with the situation
at Pharsalos, both as respects the posi
tisn of the troops and the plan of de
fense. Rumors conflict materially as to
the diplomatic attitude of Turkey Ac
cording to one report, Edhem Pasha, the
Turkish commander in Thessaly. has
asked an armistace already exists by
the tacit acquiescence of both command
ers; while a third story describes Edhom
Pasha as only awaiting reinforcements
for an attack on Pharsalos. to be fol
lowed by an attack upon Volo.
It is also said to be probable that Ad
miral Lamatello is preparing to prevent
a possible attempt of the Turks to seize
Volo by the coast roads.
Panic Still Prevails at Arta.
Athens, May 4. Advices from Arta
say that the chief local authorities and
about 100 inhabitants of that place have
returned there. Panic, however, still
prevails at Arta. All the stores are
closed and the military authorities are
said to be contemplating further with
drawal of the Greek troops in that vi
cinity. In the direction of Filliapada,
flames are visible. An armed Greek
priest has been attempting to restore
the morale of the troops at Arta by
preaching in the public square a crusado
against the Turks.
Cretans Reject All Overtures.
Candia, Crete, May 4. The admirals
commanding the fleets of the foreign
powers in Cretan waters had a confer
ence yesterday with the insurgent lead
ers at Paleokastro. The Cretans were
promised complete autonomy, including
the condition that the nomination of
their ruler should be subject to the rati
fication of the Cretan assembly. The
insurgent leaders, however, cut the dis
cussion short and reiterated that their
motto remained, "Annexation to Greece
Hay Leaches With the Qaeen.
London, May 4. Colonel John Hay,
the newly appointed United States am
bassador to the court of St. James, ac
companied by Mrs. Hay, left London at
1:30 p. m. today to present his creden
tials to Queen Victoria at Windsor Cas
tle. On arriving at Windsor Colonel
and Mrs. Hay found a royal carriage in
waiting to convey them to the castle.
After having been received in audience
by her majesty Colonel and Mrs. Hay
had lunch with the queen.
Renewed Trouble on Gold Coast.
Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, Af
rica, May 4. Grave news has been re
ceived here as to the mission of Lieu
tenant Henderson at Wa. It is reported
that Chief Samory has attacked the mis
sion. A serious disaster is feared.
CeJoae! Vassoa Recalled.
Athens, May 4. The Greek govern
ment has recalled Colonel Vassos from
Crete. He will be replaced in command
of the Greek forces in the island by
Spalding Unable to Give Bonds.
Chicago, May 4. All the indicted
officials of the defunct Globe savings
bank, with the exception of ex-President
Spalding, gave bonds today and were
released from custody. Spalding's bond3
foot up nearly $320,000 and he has not
been able to furnish that amount of
Romeyn Case Ended.
Atlanta, Ga., May 4. The Romeyn
court martial was concluded yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The finding of
the court was forwarded to the war de
partment. Captain Romeyn, the ac
cused officer, spoke for 45 minutes and
reviewed the case.
Atlantic and Pacific Sftld.
Albuquebque, N. M., May 4. The
Atlantic and Pacific railway was sold at
Gallup, this county, at noon today for
912,000,000. The only bidder was Al
dace F. Walker, chairman of the board
of directors of the Atcnison, Topekaand
Santa Fe railway:
Forest Fires In Wisconsin.
Ashland. May 4. Forest fires are
starting up again around Ashland. A
big fire is raging across the bay and an
other is threatening Brule, on the
BnuDXdHAX. Eng., May 4. At the
Olympic club, in the match between
Larry Burns, of Cohoes. N. Y., and
Harry Greenfield, the Englishman, for
the 126-pound championship. Greenfield
won in the eighth round.
Davidson Will Challenge Michael
Toronto. May 4. Harley Davidson,
the well known Canadian bicyclist, will
challenge Michael, the little Welshman,
for a series of races of one and five
miles, the third distance to be decided
by the toss of a coin.
Natlaaal League Games.
Washington, 0: New York. t Mercer. Swaim
and Farrell: Seymour and Warner
Pittsbnrg. 7: Louisville. 4 Klllec asd Sag
den: Fraier and Wilson.
Clet eland, 6 : Cincinnati, 2 Yoang aad Zlas
nier: Breitenstein and Peitz
St. Paul, 10: Milwaukee. 5.
Detroit. 4; Indianapolis. 5.
Minneapolis, ; Kansas City, 10
Among the habits of the partridge
one is that when a covey is roosting on
the ground, with their tails bunched to
gether in circle, the bunch is sur
mounted by a line of watchful heads,
like sentinels on duty. Another is that
they run the instant the ground ia
touched after a "flush," the doga often
trailing them in rabbit hunting fashion.
Their sense of smell evidently very
acute, for during tho nesting season, if
the eggs, which number from 10 to 20,
are disturbed in any way or a hand even
inserted in the nest, it will be immedi
ately deserted and m new one built A
short time previous to the nesting the
males are often involved in desperate
combats for the choico of mates, who
stand by and quietly watch the encoun
ter, seeming not to care which one be
comes the victor. The incubation -ia
performed entirely by the female, the
male, when not feeding, often being,
perched on some slight elevation, en
couraging her by his mellow toned call
of "bobwhite." Two and sometimes
three broods of young are reared during
a season, the nesting beginning as early
as May 1. Later in the fall the broods
of young occasionally join forces, but
whether from a want of company or for
protection is not known.
When feeding, the birds are some
times scattered several yards apart, but
at the first iign of danger an alarm is
given, and they immediately "bunch,"
with their heads placed close together,
as if in consultation. The first shot into
a covey will often cause them to break
and fly in all directions, and if not dis
turbed again for several minutes "scat
ter calls" will be heard on every side.
These are made to collect the remaining
birds, who again bunch. Many of the
market gunners seem to have no qualms
of conscience and very often kill with
out hesitation an entire covey, when at
least one or two pairs of birds should
be left for breeders. Baltimore Sun.
Statistical tables yield curious in
formation to the careful student. For
instance, they show that over one-third
of tho women who kill themselves are
not yet 25 years of age. They show that
women take poison, where men shoot
themselves, and they show that the
poor, sick and the infirm are not by
any kind of reckoning in the majority.
A physician who makes a study of at
tempted suicide said this:
"Get a girl past 25, and she'll go
through poverty, sickness and desertion
and misery enough to kill ten men.
The more peoplo suffer the more they
cling to life. I've seen it in hospitals.
It is not the patients with the incurable
diseases or the hopeless cripples who
beg to die, but the young, strong, vital
woman, who hates pain and doesn't
want to suffer it, even for the chance
of getting well. It is a strange thing,
this getting of a girl past 25, but not
uncommon. Any physician with a large
family practice will tell you of a down
cases in his own circle of knowledge.
Sometimes it is called pyromania, some
times kleptomania, sometimes catalep
sy, sometimes hysteria, sometimes feign
ing and sometimes tantrums it's all
the samo thing nothing else to da"
Another physician told of a girl who
committed suicide and who left a note
stating that her reason was that she
was tired of doing the same things over
and over every day. The monotony of
life had become unbearable to her.
Dropping a Ball Throogh the Earth.
"G. H." of East St. Louis asks the
following curious question, "If it were
possible to bore a hole a foot or more in
diameter entirely through the earth,
and to then start a 100 pound ball to
falling through this 8,000 miles of hole,
at what point would it stop?" In an
swer to this we will say that weight,
in the sense to which our correspondent
alludes, is the measure of attraction of
gravitation, or, in other words, it is
the measure of force with which a body
1b attracted to tho earth. This attractive
force decreases both ways from the
earth's surface. Thereforo if a ball
should be started on the tour outlined
in your query its weight would decrease
to a certain extent with every yard of
its flight (or fall), until finally, upon
reaching tbe center of the earth it
would have no weight whatever. This
curious state of affairs would be brought
about by the gradual lessening by the
force of attraction, or gravitation, until
the center of the globe would have been
reached, at which point the ball would
bo held in suspension, as though fixed
by numerous magnetic points. In other
words, at the center of the earth the
phenomenon of weight is entirely want
ing. St. Louis Republic.
"Confound the boy," he exclaimed as
he opened one of the letters the post
man had brought and spilled half bis
"What is the matter, dear? Look out!
Yon will spoil tbe tablecloth," remark
ed tho wife of his besom.
"Tablecloth be hanged. It'athat boy
"What has he been doing? I am sure
he's getting along finely. He writes me
that he is on the eleven."
"That's all very well, but here I
have a bill from his tailor, and I only
paid one last week. "
"But look at the nice set he is in."
"Yes, but why the mischief doesn't
he economize? Doesn't the young rascal
know the value of money?"
"But Tom is so young, dear. Yon
ought to make allowances for him. "
"Allowances! For heaven's sake! I
have been making allowances enough
for him, and I'll stop his allowance this
montb," he cried as he left the break
fast room to go to the office. Chicago
The blue violet is symbolic of love
and the white of modesty. In Germany
either is considered as symbolic of reti
cence. A Silesian lover can make his
sweetheart no more acceptable present
than a bunch of violets.
In most of the states 56 pounds make
n bushel of shelled corn. From this the
range is downward to 52 pounds in
California and Vermont.
Thirty-eight days are required for ft
letter to go from New York to the faUc
BEGM, JMiCft, !
VTORD OS THE SID.
Weary ob de ice.
Tired ob de aaow,.
Want to get oat
Whar de battereapa grow.
Please Mister Bobolink.
Coate erloag, spriag.
Honey gal, coeae erloag.
Want to sain! de blossom
Oa de hoaef aackar viae;
Wast torgot a chance
Wid a aawahia' line;
Please. Mister Mawkiahird.
Start tint chaae;
Come erloag, spriag.
Honey gal, come soon.
New Orleans Time-Democrat.
Ob. how aaajr hearta are breakiag!
Oh, bow many hearta are aching.
For a loving touch or token.
For the word yoa might bare spoken;
Say not ia the time of sorrow,
I will soothe their grief to-morrow.
-Prove yoar friendship, lest they doabt it.
Go at oace, be qaick aboat it.
Removal Notice .
Dr. Miesaler has removed his oSce
from Thirteenth to Eleventh street, in
Mrs. Cushing's building, where he can
be consulted at the hours from 8 to 10 a.
m., 1 to 4, and 7 to 8 p. m. 4t
Within the last week we have made
arrangements so that we can furnish to
our readers the Chicago Weekly Inter
Ocean and Columbus Journal, when
paid in advance, at $ 1.75. tf
Ta Chicago aad the East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in tbe
eastern states alwayB desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee St St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and. bv
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee it St.
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
tnnana and Unicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
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For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, etc., plesse call on or address F.
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Nob.
Now is the time to subscribe for
The Journal. For less t han three cents
a week, you get all the local news in
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To California, CeaifoHably.
Every Thursday afternoon, a tourist
sleeping car for Salt Lake City, San
Francisco and Los Angeles leaves Oma
ha and Lincoln via the Burlington
It is carpeted; upholstered in rattan;
has spring seats and backs and ia pro
vided with curtains, bedding, towels,
soap, etc. An experienced excursion
conductor and a uniformed Pullman
porter accompany it through to the Pa
While neither so expensively finished
nor so fine to look at as a palace sleeper.
it is just as good to ride in. Second-
ciass ucxeis are accepted for passage
anil tne price or a berth, wide enough
and big enough for two, is only $5.
For folder giving full particulars, call
at nearest Burlington ticket office, or
write to J. Francis, G. P. A., Burlington
Route, Omaha, Neb. 22dec
The State of Nebraska.
County of Platte. f"6'
In the county court, in and for said county. Ia
the niatter of the estate of A. F. SaSraa. de
ceased, late of said count y.
At a aessioa of the county court for aaid
county, holdea at the county judae'e oatce ia
Columbus, in aaid county oa the 19th day of
April. A. D. 1897. present. J. N. Kiliaa. eoaa
ty judge. OnreadinsandfiliasthedalyTeriied
petition of Amanda Saffran. praying that let
ters of administration be issued toheroa the
estate of said decedent.
Thereupon, it ia orderedthat the 7th day of
May. A. D. 1897, at 10 o'clock, a. m.t be assign
ed for the hearing of said petition at the
county juage a omce in said county.
And it is further ordered, that due legal notice
be given of the pendency and hearing of aaid
petition by publication in The Coma sua Joca-
nai. iot inree consecutive weeks.
(A true copy of the order.)
J. N. Kiliax,
listed olurabue. Neb., April 10, 1887. 21apr3t
In the countr court of Platte conntv. Nahn.v.
In the matter of the estate of Goaiaf E. John
son, oeceaaea. notice lo crecutora to preseat
Notice is hereby given that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the administrator of aaid
estate, before me. count judge of Platte county
Nebraska, at my office in Columbus, oa the 7th'
day of May, 1807, oa the 7th day of August. 18S7.
and on the 7th day of November. 1697, at 9
o'clock a. m. each day, for the purpose of pre
senting their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the creditors to
Jiresent their claims from the 7th day of May
897, and this notice ia ordered published la The
CoLUXBES Jobbnal, for four consecutive weeks
prior to the 7th day of May. 1897. and ia ia lien of
any other notice prescribed by the statutes.
J N. KlLIAX.
Mpr County Judge.
To all whom it may concern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular
Apni iui. io, aeciareu ine lollo'
line ODened aa a nnblic road iir-
Commencing at the Southwest comer of Sec
tion 12. Town 18, Hange 1 West, and running
thence due East on section line two Bailee aad
terminating at Southeast corner of Section 7
SpwA.18' 1 East, of the Sixth Principal
Aow all objections thereto or claims
damages caused thereby must be filed in
county ueras omce Baturtlav Mav V2A nwr
or such road may be established without fur
ther reference thereto.
Dated, Columbus, Kebr., April 21st. 1897.
2SApnMt County Clerk.
ACCORDING to a resolution adopted by the
Supervisors of Platte county, Nebraska.
April 16th. 1897. sealed bide will hi received M
the county clerk's office on or before May 15th
1907, at 12 o'clock m.. for material to repair the
Loup river bridge, viz:
48.000 feet of S inch No. 2 white oak planks.
21,000 feet of 3x14-22 feet long No. 1 white pine
1,000 feet of SxS-lnfeet long white pine (rough)
1.500 pounds of 50 penny wire nails or more if
Also sealed bids received same date for work
repairing aaid Loup river bridge. Material fur
nished by the county.
Material and work to be paid out of the road
and bridge fund of Columbus city aad Colum
Specifications can be seen in county clerk's
The board reserves the right to reiect any or
all bids. " E.POf?L
2prt CoaatyCIerk. I
SEALED. BIDS will be received at the office
of the county clerk of Platte county until
li o'clock boob. May Bth. 1897, for the eoastrae
tion of a wagon bridge across Prairie Creek oa
tbe county line between Merrick aad Platte
SP??1 dlBa- to specifications oa file.
Said bids will he onmri mi HiW r--u .
Merrick county, on May 11th. IsOT.at I o'clock
p. m. Bonds are to accompany each bid for the
double amount of bid. The hoard reserves the
t to reject aay ana all bula.
coiaaiMe, Hear., April 8,17
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raonirroa or tss
Oidia Mfi-l MwTwd
Game and 1 in twtasoii,
saTnihuwt market prices paid for
Hides and Tallow.
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rices as any one.
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE
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