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WEDNESDAY. MARCH M, WW.
Eatend at ate PoetoSce, ColaaAaa, Hate., t
i anil awtter.
JftftCKD 1XEBY WKOKBBOAT BT
M. K. TURNER & CO.
A treat Mtia 1h tkese modern times is something.
mere tkaft am aggregation of selfisk interests, looking
ely to its taterior prosperity. Its first duty is, of
coarse, to its owm people, but its lmanity is Mot to
stop at its ow door any more" than is that or a Chris
tian honseholier. Walter Wei I man.
MRS.THURSTON IS DEAD MORE TROOPS ARRIVE
Announcement Received by
Consul General Lee.
Eighteen Hundred Spaniards
- Unloaded at Havana.
DIES OH TAOHT IH 8AGT7A HABB01 i TBOAYA GETTI5G EEADY 101 BEA
-TCKXS OF MTBSCEirTIOS:
Oae year, fey mail, portsge prepaid.
Ix is said that Mr. Foynter of Boone w
anxkms to secure the nomination for
congress to sacceed Maxwell
- The total number of saloon licenses
isratd in 1897, in Omaha,' was 199. The
total number, so far, in 1898, is 239.
It is tboaght that Nebraska prodncta
can reach the world's market via Port
Arthur, at about half the present rate.
A thousand young Chippewa Indians
in the Lake Superior region are ready
to enlist against Spain, if war is de
clared. It is high time that the federal gor
erament was doing something with the
murderers of its postmaster at lake City,
OSE YEAB OF HrKlSLF.V.
HfcfcCeasJiawat freaaa laaBaaBt Deav
rratie New!""- ,
The year between March 4j 1897, and
March 4, 1898, reveals William McKinley
as a patriotic American, a cautions but
firm executive, a conciliatory but self
respecting politician in his relations with
congress, a pronounced but unfactional
republican in hie relations with his party,
a consistent protectionist in his econo
mic convictions, a courageous friend of
civil service reform and of currency
reform and an official who, knowing war
as a soldier and loving peace as a citizen,
cultivates the things which make for
peace in the spirit and attitude of our
government, while not unmindfulof that
duty of readiness for war which emer
gencies, neither of our creation nor of
our choosing, have forced upon the
national attention. The president is
iiit m lanre a man as nis euiogww
v , ir-.i ai hu on available I hare maintained. He is a far better man
I .. .. .Mat TTa in a
tnan ms opponenta roy...
much abler man than mugwump criti
cism, with the intolerance of half esti
mate and the pur-blindness of half
lights, can conceive any one to be but
themselves. The events of the first year
SECURE BRAZIL SHIPS
Two Fine Cruisers Purchased
by Uncle Sam.
8PAHIBH OFFIOIALS HEADED OFT
cash balance of some $224,000,000, and a
gold reserve of $108,000,000, not partic
ular abont the odd hundreds of thous
ands. The Exposition members were decid
edly surprised the other day when in
formed that there had been expended for
the educational department to date
The Merchants National bank of
Omaha has brought suit against the
administrators of the estate of A. 8.
Paddock, deceased, to recover on a note
The United States is committed to
intervention in Cuba, if after a reasona
ble time, the autonomists plan shall fail,
and the plan has failed beyond question.
St Joseph News.
Men- and munitions of war are being
transported to the sea coast, orders are
being placed for enormous quantities of
.war supplies, and our war vessels are
being so manipulated that they will be
ready for service at any moment.
It must be gratifying to even citizens
of foreign countries who have learned to
the United States to see that our con
gress stands as a nnit in the present
crisis, and shows evidence of the same
strength of character that served liberty
well in the war of the Revolution and
The old single turret monitors of the
rebellion were pulled out of their bed of
mad Wednesday, at League island, near
Philadelphia, where they have been em
bedded tor years. The Manhattan and
Mohopec, two of the largest, are 212
feet long and 00 feet wide. They are
etill good as harbor defenders.
Onn Minister Woodford at Madrid
pronounces it an utter impossibility for
Spain to secure funds with which to
engage in hostilities against the United
States. 'Sagastn, he says, will make every,
effort to preserve peace. But the over
throw of the Sagasta ministry is not
unlikely, and the succeeding ministry
would lie pledged to war to avoid revolution.
Of course the entire country is lavish
American Flair Will IU IIoMed Ow Ike
New Stitas Within a Weak Daageraas
DeSVIency ia the EnRlaear Braae. f
tbe Xawy Senator Ifocter'a Valt ts
White House Kxcltes Great latere.
Washington, March 15. A week's
negotiations closed Monday by the tri
umphant purchase by the navy depart
ment in London of the two fine cruisers
built and building at Elswock for the
Brazilian government. Possibly the
officials took more pleasure in closing
up the business in this manner because
of the knowledge that the Spanish
agents had been striving tosecure these
very ships, to whom, it is said, they
would be of much gi eater value in case
of trouble than to the United States.
The next question is how to get the
ships home and that has not yet been
settled, according to the secretary of
the navy. The United States flag will
be hoisted over the new ships within a
week, probably, and just as soon as the
Z. . i. .., Winl tlio AmiznnM.
of his administration have been so test-! ' . United Sme
ing and so revealing that the character
of the administration for the ensuing
three years has been antecedently fixed.
The events of those years cannot, of
coarse, be foretold, but the spirit in
which the president will address mmseii
to them has already been determined,
and his moral and substantial support
hv tbe people, whether through one
party or the other or by both, can be
reasonably regarded as probable-
Mast of us have seen hundreds of
people struggling in the toils of Iwd
habits of various kinds and degrees, and
whole populations of people up in arms
against every phase of the alcoholic
drink habit. And there is not much
wonder that snch has been tbe case,
seeing the subtlety of the habit and tbe
hold that it Beems to nave upon us
devotees, but alcoholic drinks are only
one of the many species of stimulants in
these modern times. There is opium and
chloral, and now come recent cases of
the cocaine habit that make the list of
man's mortal foes simply appalling.
Fifteen years ago Dr. Velli was a prom-
nent and wealthy physician of Lonisville,
Kentucky. He spokethirteen languages
and lived in luxury. He contracted the
cocaine habit and soon he and his family
became helpless victims, nis wife died
two years ago, his family has been prac
tically destitute for three years, and
recently he died, n victim to the habit
The Good Book is right in saying that
he who controls his spirit is greater than
. . A.
he who takes a city. And u w a jnsi,
reasonable, safe principle of action to lay
down that a man should have and should
exercise the fnll use of all his faculties
in his hnman living. There is no neces
sity for his being domineered by forces
at enmity with himself. Man is master
if he only wills.
These is before congress an "Anti-
in its praise of our Gen. Lee at Havana.' Scalping Bill," which contemplates the
as it should be. The David City News "abolition of traffic by irresponsible and
makes a suggestion worthy of consider
ing, which is that in case of trouble with
Spain, Gen. Lee be given a few reg
iments of Virginians and let him attach
himseir to the army of Gomez. The
News is confident that even the Span
iards could learn some lessons from Lee.
Robbeks' Roost, near the corner of
Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, has been
so pestered with outlaws that the gov
ernors have concluded to appoint five
men each, $100 a month, fully equipped
and armed, to ride through the country,
empowered to arrest members of the
gang which has been terrorizing the
settlers. The flying squadron will be
empowered to swear in deputies when
Saturday, Robert Parsley, a school
boy at Chadron, this state, whose mother
is a Spaniard, took the part of Spain in
a dispute to the extent of saying that if
the Spaniards had blown up the Maine
he was glad of it. His American school
mates gave him a severe beating, drag
ged him with a handkerchief abont his
neck to a nearby post, and it he had not
been rescued by some of the older boys,
would have fared badly.
unauthorized persons, in railroad and
steamboat tickets, and confines snch
transactions to the duly constituted
agents of the transportation companies,
and obligates all common carriers to
promptly and equitably redeem passage
tickets when for any reason unusea in
whole or in part The ticket scalper's,
office makes a convenient market for lost,
stolen or fraudulent tickets, and worse
yet, and we believe that this is where the
main trouble comes in, it forms a temp
tation to railway employes to cheat the
company they are supposed to 6erve.
The business of the scalper compels the
railways to be on the lookout always,
and thus meritorious applications for
concessions are doubtless declined by
railways when, if it were not for the
dirty work of scalpers, there would be a
juster feeling between the general, trav-
elins: public and the railway companies,
and there would at least be favorable
excursion rates, on occasion. If congress
can do away with the irresponsible
scalper, and thus bring abont a general,
redaction of legitimate fare,
country will approve of their action,
The ether vessel will follow at tue
earliest possible moment. The terms
of sale are secret.
One of Ship Complete.
The ability of the two Brazilian ships
was first brought to the attention.of the
navy department by Mr. Laine, agent
of the Maxim-Nordfeld company, who
was authorized to dispose of these ships
and two others in course of construction
in Prance. Mr. Laiae said today that
the two ships purchased would be a
most desirable acquisition to- the Amer
ican navy as they were the latest and
best products of the famous Armstrong
yards. One of the ships is complete in
every respect, has her coal supply and
ammunition on board and steam can be
raised at any time. There will be no
trouble in bringiug this ship across, as
an adequate force from the local yards
can be secured for the service. It is
said the coal and ammunition on board
passed with the sale to tbe united
States. The ammunition is not all of
the kind in use by the United States
navy, so that the supply of ammunition
is a necessary adjunct to the new ships.
The other ship has been launched, but
it will take some time to make her
readv for sea.
Mr. Laine believes there will be no
difficulty in briuging her over immedi
ately it it is desired to make the move
without delay, as the hull of the ship
is so well along that she could be towed
and her own sail power utilized for the
Shortage la Engineers.
A daugerous deficiency in the engin
eer branch of the navy has been brought
to light strikingly in the fact that it is
scarcely possible to secure a staff of
engineer officers to bring back to the
United States any of the ships pur
chased abroad. This state of affairs has
been brought to the attention of the
house naval committee, but so far, it
is feared, without meeting that degree
of success which it was hoped for in the
shape of an amendment increasing tue
number of engineer officers iu the serv
ice. Senator Proctor visited the White
house and uptown departments and his
calls excited a good deal of interest. He
spent half an hour first with Secretary
Alger, explaining, it is believed, the
military situation in Cuba and after
ward had a conference with Judge
Day, assistant secretary of state. Then
he went to the While house and was
closered with the president for two
hours and a quarter. When he emerged
from the room he courteously declined
to speak regarding the nature of the in
formation he had communicated to the
N. F. Palmer, representing the Quin
tard iron works of New York, which
built the engines of the Maine, was at
the navy department in consultation
with the officials respecting the conver
sion of vessels of the merchant marine
into war craft. While not a shipbuild
ing firm, the Qnintard works have done
a great deal of work on the engines and
interiors of ships, which is just the
class of work required in the case of
the auxiliary cruisers.
Wife f the Nebraska Seamier Saddealy '
Expires News Cones Uaeapecledljr, aa j
tbe Strtekrat Woman Was la Goes! j
Health Mrs. Galtlaser Telia of Straage j
Prema<ioa Sketch of airs. Tharstea.
Havana, March 15. Consul General
Lee received the following telegram
yesterday afternoon from Mr. Walter
B. Barker, United States consul at
Sagaa La Grande : "The wife of Sen
ator Thurston died on the Anita today.
Shall give every attention and wire you
Meager advices say Mrs. Thurston
died of apoplexy about 8 o'clock Mon
day morning when the yacht was in
sight of port. The Anita left Matanzas
Sunday night with all the party except
Congressmen Smith a ad Cummings,
who went by rail to Jvurna. The pas
sage from Havana, to Matanzas was
very rough and that to Sagua even
worse. It is thought that this, together
with the rough passage 'down the coast,
may have hastened the end, but nothing
definite is known here as to the circum
stances of Mrs. Thurston's death, or as
to the time and place of the funeral.
Had a Strange Preaaealtloa.
Washington, March 15. Senatorand
Mrs. Thurston were members olf .a con
gressional party which left Fort Monroe
March 2 for a trip to uuoa on lueyssau,.
Anita, The party had a stormy night
off Hatteras and put into Charleston.'
The trip was continued after a few
days' rest. The Anita first touched
Cuba at Havana and afterward went to
Matanzas and Sagua La Grande. The
brief announcement of Mrs. Thurston's
death was quite unsatisfactory to her
many acquaintances in this city and
every effort was made to secure details,
as the demise was most unexpected.
Mrs. Thurston was iu excellent health
when she left the city, having taken
an active part in the annual convention
of the Daughtersof the American Revo
lution, which met here the week before
Mrs. Thurston before her marriage
was Miss Martha Poland, a niece of
Luke Poland of Vermont, prominent
vears ago in the house of representa
tives. Mr. and Mrs. Thurston cele
brated their silver wedding last fall at
Mrs. Senator Gallinger, who was one
f the nartv which left here for Cuba,
but who abandonded the trip when the
yacht had reached Charleston, was
greatly shocked at the auuouucement of
the death. When Mrs. Galliuger left
nharleston Mrs. Thurston was ia per
fect health and had best withstood the
storm off Hatteras, being the ouly one
who was not made sick. She confided
to Mrs. Gallinger a strange present
ment, saying she had written to her
eon, now at Harvar.l, certain desires to
be carried out iu case of accideut, and
added: "I do not expect to return
Little was thought of the remark, and
Mrs. Thurston did not explain whether
she feared natural death, or some acci
dent to the vessel.
suring in tone and stated that tho situ
ation in Havana and throughout the
Island was quiet aud satisfactory. The
minister of state cabled, saying in sub
stance: "The uprising in the Philip
pines k so insignificant that it will be
eaded bytha time yon receive this."
Oae Report Says She I Boaad Tor Mexic
aad Another for the Pert of Mew York
FresMeat MrKlalejr's Policy as to Spate
Oatllaed Will Deaiaad ie.00a.aa
Iauesaalty for Loss of Malac.
(Copyright, 18W. bv Now YorlrJonrnaU
Havana (via Key West), March 15.
The Montzerrat, a big freighter turned : nHOies for the projected
transport, brought 1.SC0 tresn troops
from Spain to Havana today, most of
them being green peasant boys, to
whom the oncoming rainy season will
almost certainly prove fatal. The
Montzerrat was greeted with the
whistles of all the Spanish ships in the
harbor and "the wild cheering of the
crowds on shore.
CraJaar Bceehly Arrives.
Washington, March 15. The big
armored cruiser Brooklyn arrived at
Fortress Monroe this morning direct
from LaGuayra, Venezuela. She has
made a fineTun up and, it is expected,
will await at Hampton Roads the ar
rival of the Minneapolis and Columbia,
which are just fitting oat at Philadel
phia. This force will form aa excellent
ran," in case the department decides to
Clght New Keveaae Carters.
Washington, March 15. During its
session of three hours Monday the sen
ate Tjasseda considerable number of
! bills from the general calendar, among
i the number beiug one authorizing tho
I A A." IT .... sAM AAHMA .
The Vizcava is coaling un and there contraction m u k""- J
-. - . .- . -... i rarca nnr Axppaaintr in aiTarreraie cust iiib
v aavv vv jj r
sum of $1,225,000. The national quar
antine bill was made the regular order
of business and will be taken up prob
ably on Wednesday.
Pbopektt is the fruit of labor. Prop
erty ia desirable, is a positive good in
the world. That some should bo rich
shows that others may become rich, and
heece ia encouragement to industry and
pall down the house of another, but let
him work diligently and build one for
himself, thus, by example, assuring that
his own shall be safe from violence when
it is built Abraham Lincoln.
It is evident that congress is as one
with the country in the desire to give the
president cordial rapport in whatever
action be may take for the maintanoe of
honorable peace of the prosecution of
necessary war. There appears to be but
one party. This is right It ia a matter
of patriotic pride and satisfaction to
observe how the mere apprehension of
possible hostilities has compacted and
aolidified public sentiment Phila
a im m
Gen. W. S. Bosbckaxs died Friday
asoraiag at 7 o'clock at his hoste near.
Redoadq, California, abont twelve miles
f rosa Los Angeles. He was born ia Del
aware county. Ohio, September 6, 1819.
He was appointed to West Point Mili
tary Academy in 1837, and gradaated in
1842. At the beginning of the War of
the Rebellion he was a private citizen.
Be was rommhaiinond colonel of tho
; Tweaty-tbird Ofeo resjisaeat and within
' three dayawas coauauMoaed brigadier
Ho served his country well on
lyafWdofbattie. After the war he
i saisuotor to Mexico, aad served foar
tmtgitm from CaliforsjaTsrrs
We give the following paragraph of
news, dated at Oaring, Nebraska, March
10, jast as we find it, for just what it
may seem to be worth: "More than
twenty placer mining location certifi
cates wore filed in the office of the county
clerk of Scott's Bluff county Monday,!
nearly as many more Tuesday, and the
indications now are that today will make
a bigger record, for there were numerous
parties out prospecting with shovel and
nan. The city and the surrounding
country is in a fever of gold excitement,
arising from the authenticated evidence
that the "breaks" along the edge of the
second bottom table land are a vast and
profitable source of gold. The matter
has been in process of investigation for
some time, and the select few were wait
ing anxiously to be convinced by the
final assay certificates that they were
not being duped by a fake."
Colonel Pabkek, who has been to
Cuba to look over the situation, says
that in tho city of Matan ras alone, .w,
000 had died from starvation during
tbe last year, and that 5,000 had died
daring February. Their party in which
were ladies were just about to enter a
hotel one day. A group of Spanish of
ffeara were standing at the door. As the
Americans passed, one of the officers
said ia Spanish: "I should like to have
aa order to kill these people.'' Every
Awonran in uaoa bow is waicnea as
though ho were a criminal. The Span
iards hate us and do not hesitate to say
aa Everyone in Havana now knows
Lthat the Maiae was blown up. Span
iards no longer deny it They do not
seem to bo very sad over it, either." Mr.
Parker says if ws don't have war he will
Missoarl Valley Doctors.
Red Oak, la., March 15. The Missouri-Valley
Medical society will hold
its semi-annual meeting in this city
next Thursday. There will be three
sessions aud in the evening there will
the entire DB a oanquei. iu wjwju mc nwmBu w
. -mi .nMAM.M. a ntAmnAT.
join. AIIB usaucuittuu ; " v-
ship in the states bordering on tbe Mis
souri river and numbering about 400,
including some of the most prominent
physi cians in the west.
Sketch of Mrs. Thurston's Life.
Omaha, March 15. Mrs. John M.
Thurston was the daughter of Colonel
and Mrs. Luther Poland, her maiden
name being Martha L Poland. She
was a niece of Luke P. Poland, one of
Vermont's greatest characters and
statesmen, who wan chief justice of, the
state and United States senator aT
representative for many years. She
was born iu Vermont about 50 years
ago, being a little younger than her
husband. About 2S years ago she came
to Omaha with her parents and made
this city her residence since. Colouel
Poland died about a year ago. Mrs.
Poland is living and is now at the
Thurston home in this city.
Senator Thurston, who was at that
time a rising lawyer, and Miss Poland
were married in this city on Christmas
day, 172. The silver anniversary of
this wedding was celebrated on Christ
mas day iu this city by a large recep
tion attended by hundreds of friends,
not only from this state, but from states
iu all the western part or the country.
As a result of that union three children
are now living. iuu umti, u mw,
Clarence, is 17 years of age and is at
tending Harvard college. The other
children are girls, Grace and Gene, re
spectively 14 and 158 years of age. They
are in the city under the care of Mrs.
Poland. Three sons have died.
McKialey Cables Condolence,
Washington, March 15. President
McKinley, on hearing of Mrs. Thurs
ton's death, sent a cablegram to Senator
Thurston expressing deep sympathy for
the sudden bereavement.
Sabmariae Boat Tested.
New York, March 15. The sub
marine torpedo boat, Holland, left her
dock at Port Amboy today and made a
ran out into the bay. She was gone
about half an hour and, according to
Mr. Holland, behaved splendidly. No
attempt was made to dive. When the
Holland returned to dock a number of
men Legan the work of putting in her
pig iron ballast. When this work is
completed it will bring the boat down
to a normal water line.
ia much sueculation touching her desti
nation, as one report says she is bound
for Mexico and another for the port of
New York. Definite information can
be obtained neither at the palace nor on
the ship herself . The Spanish colony
in Mexico, it is said, is anxious to con
sult with some one directly represent
ing the home government and has
asked for tho presence of the Vizcaya.
M'KINLEY'S POLICY AS TO SPAIN.
Will Dasnand 910,000,000 Indemnity for
Lass of- Maine.
St. Paul, March 15. Tho Globe's
Washington special says: The presi-
I dent and hU cabinet know unofficially
the result of the. Maine inquiry. They
are prepared to act. They have can
vassed the course of events, so far on
they can foresee them.and have formu
lated a policy to meet the emergency.
Along its lines the administration ex
pects to move unless it is swept off its
feet by a wave of popular dissatisfac
tion. The Globe's special correspondent
is able to present the forecast of events
as viewed by tho president and his cab
inet. It can be outlined thus :
1. The board of inquiry will report
this week that the explosion was exter
nal. 2. The president will immediately
through Minister Woodford demand
from Spain an indemnification of $10,
000.000. 8. Spain is expected to reply express
ing her williuguessto pay if she is re
sponsible, but maintaining that her
own investigation shows that the ex
plosion was internal aud purely acci
dental. She will, therefore, suggest
reference to an international board of
4. Iu such an event the administra
tion would be disposed to comply with
the suggestion unless there isau emeute
in Havana or an irresistible demand for
war sweeps through congress.
England Has Made No Offer.
London, March 15. In the house of
commons today Mr. Curzou, replying
to Michael Davitt, anti-Parnellite, who
asked the government wnewer trcai.
Britain had offered to lend men-of-war
to the United States in the event of a
conflict between the United States aud
a European power, said the govern
ment had not made such an offer. An
swering a series of questions which Mr.
Davitt put with tho view of eliciting
whether there have been any negotia
tions for an alliance between Great
Britain and the United States or wheth
er Great Britain had offered to medi
tate in the Cuban crisis, Mr. Curzon
said the questions were of such a na
ture that it was inexpedient to reply to
Ship to He Nanted Nebraska. .
Washington, March 15. If there" is
no unexpected hitch in the appropria
tion for additional battleships Nebraska
will have one of the new vessels
named for her, and in event of failure
in this direction one of the Brazilian
ships just purchased will be so named.
ranker's Arid Land Bill.
Washington, March 15. Senator
i Foraker has introduced a bill providing
for the awarding of public lands to in
dividuals or corporations who may pro
vide for their reclamation by irrigation,
not more than 100,000 acres to be pat
ented to any one company or person.
To Prevent Desecration of Flae
Washington, March 15. Represent
ative Henderson of Iowa has introduced
a bill to prevent the use of the United
States flag as a business advertisement,
or the use of any government publica
tions as advertising mediums.
Austin, Tex., March 15. Governor
Oulberson issued a general quarantine
proclamation going into effect April 1
and applying on all roast points and
along the Rio Grande. The quarantine
ia against yellow fever,' smallpox and
cholera. The governor takes occasion
in this proclamation to urge upon all
cities and towns in the state to exercise
the greatest dilligence in cleaning up
and avoiding any introduction of yellow
fever into their midst.
THE NEWSBOY'S DREAM.
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TacStaale Stfiiatare of
Snewr Storm la Nebraska.
Gordon, Neb., March 15. A snow
storm, driven by a fierce northwest
wind, has been raging since noon yes
terday. This will be very destructive
to stock interests, thin range cattle and
cows with young calves being in most
danger The snow is very damp and
the wind penetrating. Up to this time
cattle have come through the winter
in remarkably fine condition.
Wreck on Galf Road.
Plattsburg, Mo., March 16. A
freight train on the Kansas City, Pitts
burg and Gulf went through a trestle
near Trimball this evening, the engine
and 18 cars went down. Engineer C.
D.Pierce of Kansas City was killed
outright, Brakeman Coull was proba
bly fatally injured and Fireman Cahill
had an arm broken.
Kansas Omr, March 15. A deal was
made here today by which Matt Mur
phy of the Murphy Cattle company of
St. Paul, purchased from Ryan Bros, of
Leavenworth, their entire herd of cat
tle now on the ranges of eastern Mon
tana. The herd numbers ' between
l?,0u0 and 15,000 head, and tbe purchase
price is said to be UP per head.
James S. Fowler, formerly one of the
largest grain dealers in tbe west, died
March 14r at St Marys hospital. Mil
waukee, aged 68. He retiredfrombaai
Bess several years
John Shore, once one of the moot
famous detectives in Europe, is dead in
London. Ho was connected with tho
London police fores for 88 years, and
was for aaaay years at the head of tbe
criminal investigation department of
the new Scotland Yards. In lstO ho
the jsaropoan eotToipgaasBi ox
Miners Defease Fend Defeated.
Columbus, O., March 15. The prop
osition for the establishment of a de
fense fund for the United Mine Work
ers ot America has been lost by.ny.ypte,
of tbe members of the organisation.
Some time ago a special committee sub
mitted a plan for a defense fund and it
was then sent out in circular form for
a vote of the members.
To Benrodaee Faaeas Mansion.
Lirru: Rock, Ark., March 15. At a
meeting of the board of Omaha exposi
tion commissioners it was decided to re
produce the famous Albert Pike man
sion of this city as a state building at
the exposition. Colonel R. W. Richard
son of Omaha, exposition commissioner,
attended the meeting.
Kansas City Against Omaha.
Kansas City, March 15, The news
papers of Kansas City and the Commer
cial club are engaged in an active effort
to secure the removal of the headquar
ters of the department of the Platte
from Omaha to Kansas City, and are
declaring that success is in sight It is
maintained that the order changing
the name of the department of the
Platte to department of the Missouri is
the forerunner of the relocation of
Many Desire to Enlist.
Boston. March 15. The receiving
ship Wabash was crowded today with
applicants who desired to enlist. Up to
3 o'clock this afternoon not less than
200 had taken the examination, bat out
of this number not more than a dozen
Americans T-ke Gold
Crry or Mexico, March 15. It is re
ported that Chicago U liters have taken
theg'aifof Jalisco gold loan, 0 yeu:
i 8 pel sent.
Keeping an Eye on Spanish Warships.
London. March 15. A special dis
patch from Cadiz. Spain, announces
that the Spanish squadron has sailed
from that port. It is understood the
Spanish warships are going to Porto
Rico, where it will await tho orders of
Captain General Blanco. Enthusiastic
crowds gathered there to bid farewell
to the Spanish war vessels.
The departure of the United States
warships Helena and Bancroft from
Lisbon may possibly be connected with
the seemingly simultaneous departure
of the Spanish squadron from Cadiz,
which is situated on the southwestern
coast of Spain. Rumors have had it
that the Bancroft and Helena might fol
low the Spanish ships across to Atlantic,
Italian Warship Expected.
Havana, March 15. Arrangements
are in progress to discontinue a number
of the relief stations iu Havana, which
are open only at certain hours, and to
establish instead one large central sta
tion, which will be open for relief at
hours of the day, with four suburban
stations. Rumors are in circulation
here to the effect that Italian warships
are to arrive at this port and it is fur
ther reported that the United States
government will send either the battle
ship Iowa or Indiana to this harbor to
stay two or three hours. No cause is
assigned for the latter story, nor can
the report be confirmed officially.
Canses Sensation Ia Madrid.
Madrid, March 15. A great sensa
tion has been caused here by an official
dispatch from Havana, saying that the
insurgent leaders Cayito Alvarez and
Nunez have been killed by other insur
gents while the former were on their
way to tender their submission to the
Spaniards. Official circles here claim
that the action of Cayito and his com
panions is proof that an important sec
tion of insurgents is anxious to accept
the "legal regime."
Aati-Anterican Sentiment Growing.
' 'Havana, March 15. The feeling here
is uneasy. The air is heavy with vague
rumors and every one prays for a quick
finish of the American inquiry court's
labor. The anti-American sentiment is
growing day by day. Scurrilous
pamphlets increase. The censor is un
able to prevent veiled threats and
abuses of Americans daily.
Want McKialry to Cease.
Sioux Cry, March 15. Sioux City is
making a decided effort to secure the
presence of President McKinley at the
state encampment of the department of
the Iowa Grand Army of the Republic,
to be held here in June.
NATIONAL CAPITAL GOSSIP,
Fabllc land Commission.
Washington, March 15. Represent
ative Newlands of Nevada introduced a
bill creating a public laud commission
to consist of the commissioner of the
general land office, the director of the
geological survey and three other per
sons whose appointments are made sub
ject to confirmation by the senate. Its
duties are to construct a contoured
topographical map of public land areas,
finding the water supply of each basin
and incidental data, control the cutting
of timber in each basin, regulate the
occupation and utilization of public
lands and in general protect tbe forests,
woodlands grazing hinds and waters.
AdTlcee From Spanish Sonrees.
Washington, March 15. Tho Span
ish minister, Senor Polo y Bernabe, re
ceived a naraber of dispatches today
from the minister of state at Madrid
and front Captain General Blanco.
TtonfromGtaieral Blanco were was-
The Kind You Have
Bears, the Fao-siiiifle
, Nl OH CiT
I & CO.,
Farm Loans, Real Estate
It Was His Idea of What Woald
solutely Ideal Conditions.
The American newsboy can alnioat
be said to have created a genus for him
self. If lit has any, be has ceitaiuly
created it, for of alt the inhabitants of
this planet there is none who in so ab.o
lately independent, so thoroughly con
fident of his own exertions. 11a has a
feelf impoztat.ee, derived from his ability
to support or partially support himself,
which places him high above the raak
of tbe ordinary gamin, aud he generally
possesses what ia far more important iu
any community ready money. He is
the capitalist of our junior civilization,
tbe Count Esterbazy of newsboys' alley.
He can play craps for mouey when other
boys are constrained to pursue this de
lectable amusement with only the mild
er if mere intellectual pleasure of study
ing tbe fluctuations of fortune, or, at
most, hazarding cigaiette pictures.
Ha inav swear a little mora than ia
neccEHary, but in general is not half
bad. His train of thought is usually
healthy and vigorous and has a robust
ness born of tho outer air in which be
spends so much cf his time. Physically
he is agile and almost tireless. While
apparently reckless in most things, be
is, on the whole, careful of his health
he is scarcely ever kuown to smoke a
whole cigarette at a time. His intellect
is as keen as a razor. Ho keeps it con
tinually honed on the strop of experi
ence. Everything carries for him n les
son. From tho sale of the largest Sun
day paper to that of tbe most unpreten
tious weekly there is nothing he does
not profit by.
He is a born statist, a self educated
strategist. He has tbe nice art of going
far enough and yet never overstepping
himself. On the eve of such an occasion
be will vociferate, "All about the elec
tion,". but don't ever expect of whom
until you buy tbe paper. Pleasure and
other things occupy a fair proportion of
bis time, but with him the distribution
of news is always uppermost. It even
permeates his sleeping hours. One of
them was heard to remark between sales
to auother a day or so ago, "Say, Jim,
I bad de finest dream I ever had las'
"Va3 it about anecls?" inquired .Tim.
"Kaw," was tbe contemptuous re
sponse, "I dreampt dat der was a aw
ful smashup. six fires, fear dcable mur
ders an tree suicides, all in one day."
Whero Princes Aro Sacred.
When a young prince of Japan wishes
to learn the mysteries of ckirograpby.
young maidens bring paper, others make
the ink and prepare the paint brush.
The master expresses admiration by
gesturo and face, for no words must be
spoken by him to the prince, his month
even beiug bandaged that his breath
may not blow upon the face of the
prince. The teacher must move about
in the quietest manner and give com
Haw Dead Soldiers Caafc.
A British army enrgeou is authority
for the statement that the cause of death
is clearly shown in tbe expression of tbe
face of a corpse on the field of battle.
He states tbat those who have been
killed by sword thrusts have a look of
repose, while these killed by bullets
usually have pain of an intense nature
George Muller of Bristol, England,
died last week, but it will be a long time
before the world will let his name die
out of history. Among philanthropists,
be was one of the most remarkable. He
maintained an orphans' home and from
the first conducted it on the plan of tak
intr all the wants of the home to the
Lord in prayer. He came to be known
a3 an intelligent, conscientious, earnest
man devoted to the best interests of tbe
youth in his charge, and money in abun
dance came to nim irom people mat
naver knew individually; bis inflnen
has been wide-spread, deep and lasting,
and he deserves to rank with the world's
greatest and best workers in this line of
The warships Amazonas and Admiral
Breuhave been bought by the govern
ment from Brazil.
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male diseases "
could only be
treated after "lo
tions" by physi
cians. Dread of
kept thousands of
silent about their
suffering. The in
Wini of Cardui has now demon
strated that nine-tenths of all the
cases of menstrual disorders do
not require a physician's attention
at all. The simplev- pure
taken In the privacy of a woman's
own home insures quick relief and
speedy cure. Women need not
hesitate now. Wine of Cardui re
quires no humiliating examina
tions for its adoption. It cures any
disease that comes under the head
of "female troubles" disordered
menses, falling of the womb,
"whites," change of life. It makes
women beautiful by making them
well. It keeps them young by
keeping them healthy. $1.00 at
the drug store.
For sdvlce In cases requiring special
directions, address. el'" symptoms.
the "Ladles' Advisory Department."
The Chsttanoofa Medicine Co.. Caatta
The .lounxr.is prepared to fnrnieh
in the very latest styles, stationer's
floods for balls, parties, entertainment
school exhibitions, concerts, graduating
exercises, and the thousand other occa
sions for which tine stationery and nice
printing are in demand. We 'furnish ev
erything in onr line at reasonable prices,
and strictly in lino with the order, tf
TO THE PUBLIC.
HE UNDKRSWJNKD BANKS of Columbni,
ble to profitably employ so lance a capital, liavi
decided to reduce their capital stck a follow:
The rolnmbtiR State Bank to giO.WO.U).
The First National Kink to $7).0t0.l.
The I'oiniwrrial Kink to $."iO,WJO.0l.
Thk Coi.kmrcs Sttk Knk.
By l-anler Cerranl, lres'r.
Tiik Fiasr National. Uask.
By A. Andernon. I'nVt.
IBfflM By C. II. SlifMon. 1'nVt.
CASTOR I A
TIE XHD TOU I1TE AL WATS B00Q1T
CMK to my rrcmit in (irand Prairie town
nlii. in I'latt. county, Nelraka, on or
alKint tlw'Jiith ilay of .January. lbtH.
with a white t;xt on fort-Iicntl. aliout two jwir
old. The owner ran ron:, prove profierty, jxiy
clianrtw and t.ike if.
February 1'!, IsOT. Imar5i
NOTICE OF TUE DEDUCTION OF
AT A KEG U LA It 5IEETINH of the utock
, holders of the Columloiti Btate Bank it
was ilnly ortl rwl by said otockholden that th
paid-up capital tock of Maid Bank ithould t
reduced from i-itcMy-thrce thousand dollaru to
fifty thousand dollar). In accordance with such
order, notico i hereby ien that the paid-up
capital stock of taid Columlma State Bank will,
on tho seventeenth day of March, IWJ, le re
duced to fifty thousand dollar.
Dated, February II. 1H.
1'ifeU". M. BiiuwtER, Caahier.
NOTICE OF THE REDUCTION OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY CilVEN that, at the
annual meeting of the stkholdere of the
Commercial Bank of Coluiabos. Nebraska, held
on the 8th day of February. 1Mb. it was ordered
by a unanimous vote of said stockholders that
the capital stock of said Bank be reduced from
ett).(U.0U to $.Y.00(.UO. said reduction to take
effect on March 17. VAU.
C. II. SHrxDox. President.
IHfeU' DANIEL ScHHA. Caahier.
. C. CASSIN,
rsormiicTOR of the
Omaha Meat Market
a yW aU m -
e and Fish in Season.
tHigbfr market prices paid for
COLUMBUS. - - NEBRASKA
jm IBS ana rsaaiiy
We Carry Coffins, Casktts ami
Metallic Caskets at as low
rices as any out.
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE
IN THE COUNTRY.
W. A. McAixi.stkh. W. M. CosNELitra
UfeALLlSTEB at COstUXLIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
COLUMBUS, - - NKBJUflKa.
OOSLEY & OT1KES.
ATTOmffBTal AT LAW.
Southwest corner Eleveatk aad North Streata
jolr-r Co&tracs, Haaaasza.