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VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 2.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WfeDNESDAY. APRIL 19. 1899.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,510.
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UWTON IS IN PDRSUTT
Country for a Long Distance
Bwept by Our Armys
fmum Am Nts tie movement
FIt Member of Xortb Dakota afUoeat
KlHed in) Two Wnoaded 1 rjap Coa
eeatrate at Xoatb of BUrer Tt Com
panies of roarteeath Guard Laambna
Bart Go Forward.
MANILA. April 13. (New York
World Cablegram. I have just re
turned tonight from Paite on the east
era side of Laguna de Bar where I left
Major General Lawton. " The general
was detained there trying to float the
launches captured from the rebels. His
expedition has been advancing north
ward, driving the Filipinos before it.
The troops marching on land are sap
ported by the gunboats on the lake.
Every town on the line of march since
my last previous dispatch was sent
has been captured without striking a
blow, for all the Inhabitant fled on the
a-pproach of the American troops, leav
ing th towns deserted except for the
Chinese residents who remained. These
Chinamen will be deported to Manila
for fear they would be massacred when
the natives return.
General Lawton is marching north
along the read between the hills and
the lake, with the gunboats Rapidan
and Laguna de Bay abreast of his
troops. The enemy is retreating north
ward On Wednesday the troops crossed the
Paghanjan and concentrated at Lam
bun, at the mouth of the river After
leaving two companies of the Four
teenth regiment to guard the entrance
of the river, the troops marched to
Longas and found it deserted. Furni
ture which had been dropped in the
flieht of the natives was scattered
along the trails leading into the hills.
Major Weisenberger's sharpshooters
were sent toward Pactcs Ancontenca
in the afternoon. They ran upon a
nest of rebels in some trick bushes
which afforded a splendid cover.
Five men of the North Dakota regi
ment were killed and two were wound
ed, two of the former dying after hav
ing been brought to Longas church,
where Father McKinnon administered
the sacrament to them.
.The main body of the Americans
while at dinner in Longas, heard the
tirinjc and advanced to the support of
the sharpshooters. A scout from a hill
saw the little fight and many white
coats running into tV"e hills. The La
gifna de Bay. at the beginning of the
flgat. shelled the hills, making them
too hot for The enemy
The Americans entered San Antonio which would net them something like
at sunset without meeting with any re- , S500 apiece. He is also In communica
pistance. Twenty unarmed prisoners. ' tion with General Otis to ascertain as
bearing copies of th proclamation of nearly as possible how many volun
the United States Philippine commis- I teers will consent to remain in the serv
sion. whirh they had somehow secured. I ice. If he finds he can give these men
were afterward rpleased and sent out-
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sin our nns wmi uunuies ul pi inca
rnations to distribute.
Siartine in an easterly direction
along the road to Paghanjan a party of , travel back at their own expense, he
sixty sharpshooters under Lieutenant will do so.
Southern of the Washington regiment j
came upon a trench across the road I To AttenMae Carreney Cancu.
about a mile cut of Santa Cruz. Lieu- j WASHINGTON, April IS. Repre
tenant Southern was wounded. ! sentative Payne of New York is here
The Americans then advanced with on his way to Atlantic City where the
the mounted Runs and the Fourteenth caucus organized by the republicans of
infantry battalion in the center. Linck's i the last house will meet Monday to ex
battalion of the First Idaho on the ! change views, preparatory to the fram
richt and Fraine's battalion of the First ing of a currency reform measure to be
North Dakota on the left. both flank- submitted to the next house in Decem
inc. The trench was carried without ber. It is the purpose of the rnn-on.
loss to the Americans.
Four monuments on the border of
the village celebrate the proclamation
of Filipino independence, issued last
year, and glorifying "Aguinaldo. the
The troops on entering the abandon
d houses found them in perfect order. I crOB -,; Ji"!, 1o- AdltionaI Zamboanga is fortified and still gar
A fpw guerrilla shots were exchand. irSL ," Mai7 Fl? . "soned by Spaniards, and the affair is
and one member of the Fourteenth reg- the of i Slrfer M susPicious
iment was shot in the leg by his com- of James D g J
wounded in the encounter beyond Lon- ' wLrfnt LCriLher d,lrec' HAVANA. April 14.-The original
eas. This was an
members of the North Dakota regiment.
moving single file . through L the '
vrtmtc -rotaY&4i n r-nllpv frnm n rlumn
of bushes fifty feet away. But one got
w uwaj v., - - -w--j vu. r
off unhurt. He draeged a comrade
with four bullets in his body to the
main force and then led the troons back
to the spot of the attack. The Filipinos
were easily scattered.
Additional Filipino dead found north
of Santa Cruz swell the number of the
nemy killed on Monday to ISO. in
cluding Paole Aguirre. one cf the lead
ers, and twelve officers.
AIct K turn from Tabn.
WASHINGTON. April 1" Secretary
of War Alcer returned t might from
his trip to Cuba and Porto Rico. In an
.mrifnw tonnrht Be saiu
"I had no adequate idea of the won
derful possibilities of Cuba and Porto
Rico before my personal investigation
nd I return to Washington with renew
ed faith. The duty we have taken upon
ourselves of hcldine Cuba in trust for
civilization is a noble one.
"The problems are meeting satisfac-
,iory solution and I see no reason to
"fear the future. None of the serious
-questions which have already arisen or
will arise are insurmountable. Havana
. is beginning to feel the benefits of
American control and the advance and
development will be enormous. I was
.agreeably surprised to find so little dis
tress on the islands. The amount of
rations for distribution among the peo-
ijle is rapidly decreasing and as fast as
lhe people find employment they will
.cease to be dependent upon us for food.
Cx-Oaen Dowajper Very HL
. .SAN FRANCISCO. April 15. Hon
olulu -advices of April 5 say: The ex
Queen Dowager Kapiolani is seriously
ilL She had another stroke of apen
"plexy about a week since, and in place
'of becoming better, she failed from
"day to day. Not even her mest inti
' "mate friends are allowed to see her.
Prince. Cupid Kalanianole returned
" from Kona on the steamer Mauna Loa
on April 4. having been summoned to
.hasten to the bedside of his aunt. The
physicians are hopeful, but the case is
a desperate one.
Xebraafea la Waaaiactea.
- - WASHINGTON. April 15. Senator
'Thurston, accompanied by John Hyde.
statistician bf the agriculture depart-
meat, had an interview- with Director
"of the Census Merriman today in re
lation to matters connected with tak-
ing the census of 1900.
". Congressman Mercer, accompanied
"by Mrs. Mercer, sails for Europe onlates. The whole statement is in order-
"June 14 on the steamship Paris., and
will probably take a trip on the Medi
'terranean before returning:.
..The landlady la a well known lady
gk the hmd.
Trlbaaal. Dalr lastractea
rreoaiao to Start.
WASHINGTON, April ia. After
hearing this morning from the Britlan
and German embassies, the state de
partment was enabled to announce
positively that the three parties to the
Berlin treaty had agreed upon the in
structions to be given their Samoan
commissioner and that it was certain
that the commission, would leave San
Francisco April 25 for Samoa en the
The instructions to the commission
ers are identical, the three govern
mints having accepted a form which
compromises the differences which
have existed up to this point. The com
mission will be empowered to deal with
the situation as it finds It in the Samo
an islands upon its arrival. This ap
plies to acts necessary to place the af
fairs of the islands in a peaceful and
; satisfactory condition for the time be
ing. and whatever the commission does
in this direction is understood, to be
of a temporary character and subject
to the approval of the three powers
As to the merits of the, bitter con
troversy between tie representatives
of the powers on the islands which
led up to the unfortunate outbreak of
April L the commissioners are expected
to make a thorough, impartial investi
gation and report the results to their
respective governments. The latter will
by ordinary diplomatic exchange apply
any corrections that may seem to be
The commissioners will have no pow
er to alter the treaty of Berlin. They
may make recommendations to that
end. and where thev are linanimnnn it
,i,?r?bab,e a5 ? "commendations
-hi uc otueyieu ior cnanges in tne
To Be Bfnnrered Oat la Xajr.
WASHINGTON. April 15. The pro
test of Governor "Lee of South Dakota
against further retention of the volun
teers from that state in the army ere-
ated some excitement at the war depart- I
Adjutant General Corbin, when his
attention was called to the matter, was
pronounced in his criticism of the gov
ernor's action. He said the preside
and the war department were doing
everything in their power to bring
about the prompt mustering out of the
volunteers now in the service, but it
was manifestly absurd to think that all
the boys from the northwest can be
discharged until their places shall have
been filled by others.
It is believed the president will see
his way clear to order the mustering
out of all the volunteers in the Philip
pines within the next thirtv davs Tn
the meantime he is holding off in order
that he can give men there who desire
to enlist every possible chance to do so
under the best circumstances. The
president is inclined to offer volunteers
.who desire to remain in the service
commutation for travel, pay and rations
irora tne r-niiippmes and back again
t run pay and allowances to which they
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would be entitled if thev wer tHnh.
ed from the service in the Philinninoc
and then should re-enlist and should
cy committee to frame a bill in terms if
that is feasible: if not, to agree as far"
as possible upon the general princi-
ples to be embodied in the measure '
Threat of Mr. Genrxe.
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Military Burial Tor Tabor.
DENVER. April 15. The late post
master and ex-United States senator.
H A. W. Tabor, was honored with a
military funeral. The bodv was es
corted by the local enmnanioo nf M, I
Colorado National Guard from the cap- '
ltol, where it had Iain In state since I
- p. m., to the Church ot the Sacred '
neart. wnere solemn requiem high
mass was celebrated at 3 o'clock by
crowded and the" floral tr butes were
numerous and beautiful
;. riuuia ivoy. l ne eaince wn
Cast. Dorst la Dead.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. April 15. Another
oldtime river captain. R. A. Dorst. is
dead. Captain Dorst engaged in the
river husiness when it was at its
height. 1S40. He navigated both the
Missouri and Mississippi rivers, and
was the first to take a steamboat up
the former to the Reeky mountains.
Although in his 81st year. Captain
Dorst kept employed almost up to the
time of his death.
Xoted Athlete Dead.
CHICAGO. April 15. Matthew Clark
McEwan. one of the most prominent
amateur athletes in the United States,
is dead of pneumonia, in this city. Mr.
McEwan was a member of the Clark
family, thread manufacturers. He waa
graduated from Edinburgh university
, and was for three years captain of the
acotcn international football team.
Plaas for Presiilcat'a Trip.
CHICAGO. April 15. United States
Senator Thomas H. Carter of Montana,
ex-chairman cf the national republican
central committee; is in the city. He
is enroute to-Butte. Mont., from Wash
ington. He said President McKinley
is going to make a tour of the western
states during the month of July, and
that his stop in Chicago was far the
purpose of arranging a few details for 4
the presidents sojourn in this city.
Waat the Xuter Kolla haw.
HAVANA. April 15. The Cuban
army muster rolls, which were deliver
ed last evening to Governor General
Brooke through Senor Capote, are pre
pared In neat clerical style, the 200
broad sheets showing on their face 48,
000 names, 6,000 commissioned and 4i-
Ow non-commissioned officers and privl
ly arrangement ot corps, regiments,
battalion and company corps.
When the careless waitress takes
trip she steps into Greece aad
Advances His Forces Eight
Miles frorb Lumbari
EMtS UVttS: THUS JUNtlf S
rive tae !!? Before aUm aa He Goes
atarefcia Alea Sort Dakota Co
der a Creea frtra ToUey fire from
Coaeeaied TfeaeSt at a Diotaaee of FIf
Tarda Fit Mea Killed aad. Two
MANILA. April 14. (New York
World Cablegram.) General, Lawton s-
expedition yesterday advanced to a
point eight miles north from Lumban
and occupied Paite. the military center
of the Laguna de Bay districts They
forded two rivers and marched through.
tangles" of underbrush, driving a. smaltT
number of the enemy before them.
Frames' battery of North Dakotans
marched twelve miles from Pagsajan
to Paite. In taking Paite in the after
noon the North Dakotans were in the
center and the sharpshooters flanked;
when the column suddenly encounter
ed a cross fire of the rebels. Sharp
shooters were moved out quickly and
a squad of Ave of the North Dakota
men was surprised by a volley at flf-
I teen yards from a concealed trench.
Two were killed and two wounded, j
one mortally. The Dakotans' sharp- i
shooters rushed down the steep in- $
cline and took the trenches by dusk.
ine total losses or our forces were
five killed and two rounded.
The expedition is practically living
on the country. All the natives have
fled. Our forces are sufficient for au- 1
vancing and driving the enemy, but
it cannot garrison what it takes, lib
eral Lawton has carte blanche in the
movement and will use his own judg
ment. The lake insurgents' loss yes
terday was small.
Three outposts last night were slash
ed by Bolo men. Two dying Dakotans
said: "Let's smile and die game."
The launches captured on Tuesday
are worth $60,000. The army's ar
mored launches were of great assist
ance in shelling the trenches from the
MANILA, April 13.-4:05 p. m. At
about 4 o'clock this morning a smalL
body of rebels attacked the camp of
the Third artillery from the swamp
near Paomboan. a mile and a half west
of Malolos. Two privates were killed
and a lieutenant and two others were
With the coming of daylight the
American forces scoured the district,
driving the rebels northward and kill
ing several of them a private sol
dier of the Montana regiment was
Francosci Reyes, the man wLg re
cently purchased the Spanish gunboats
at Zamboanga. island of Mindanao, has
received advices to the effect tnat the
fleet sailed for Manila and returned a
few days later with the vessels strip
ped of their guns and ammunition. Tne
purchaser's agents and native crews
for the vessels on board the American
steamer Butuan were conveyed to
Zamboanga by the Uniteu States cruis
er Boston, and were instructed to await
for the arrival there of the United
states gunboat Petrel. Instead of do-
ing so, after the Boston sailed from
Zamboanga. the Spaniards transferred
the gunboats to the agents of Senor
Reyes and the fleet left Zamboanga un
escorted. They soon returned and re-
P011 saving been boarded by rebels,
Wno "P0. tne gunboats arma-
menta- If the instra10ns the Amer-
ican naval commander had been obey
ed their capture would have been im
rolls or the Cuban army were delivered
to Governor General Brooke this even-
- Senor Domingo Mendez Capote.
vipp nrpidnt nf th ropnfiv rtiahan. i
military assembly and long
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1 nent in Cuban affairs, volunteered to
1 attempt to obtain them from the special
I executive committee that survived the
assembly. The rolls were delivered to
' him on his request. ,
Twelve generals and many officers ,
oi tne r irst ana secona army corps ot
rhp Piihnn fnmoa mat af Rairimn -oo
terday and decided to name General
Maximo Gomez as the representative
of the Cuban army to the Americans
with full power to treat for the army.
There were 120 votes in favor of Gomez
and twelve against him.
Coabet Ketnras Thaaka.
WASHINGTON. April 14. The state
department today made public the fol
lowing message from President Loubet
of France in reply to that sent yester
day by President McKinley:
PARIS. April 14. To His Excellency.
William McKinley. President of the
United States. Washington: I am deep
ly touched by the sentiments which
your excellency was pleased to express
toward me on the occasion of the sign
ing of the ratification of the treaty of
peace between the United States "and
Spain, and I heartily thank you there
for. I especially desire to assure your
excellency of the sincere desire of the
overnment of the republic and its pres
ident constantly to draw closer the
bonds ot traditional friendship which
have so Ion? united the two great re
publics. EMILE LOUBET.
3f Call for Troeaa.
WASHINGTON. April 14. It is stat
ed at the war department that General
Otis has not called for additional
troops and insists that his present
force, reinforced by the six regiments
under orders to proceed to Manila, will
be ample. No action has yet been tak-
en by the war department looking to
the mustering out of the volunteers
and nothing will be done until the ar-
rival of the regulars. General Otis
will then be authorized to re-enlist, j
such of the volunteers for six months
as may desire .o serve-for that length
ATLANTA. Ga April 14. Mrs. M.
C Alexander of this city has received
a letter from her brother, Hon. Wl H
Chambers, chief justice or Samoa. The
letter left Apia March :.. the day after
the installation of Malietoa. Mr.
Chambers tells of the attack, on the
native villages on March 2L and gives
details of the damage done, mention
ing the capture at this time of eleven
boats owned by the savages. He says
the work will be kept up until all the
towns of the leading; chiefs have been
visited, unless the rebels surrender.
if BRITAIN YIELCS A LITTLE.
mmtt to taaalaritv la mediae of Soft
BERLIN; April i4.-The United
States' embassy at noon today gave the"
correspondent here of the Associated
Press the following statement:
We have received "from the foreign
office an account of the latest conflict
in Samoa, 'lhe German government
expressed sympathy and took occa
sion to urge the adoption of the una
nimity rule in the findings of the Sa
moan commission in order that the
German commissioner, Baron Sseckr
von Sternberg: might sail for Samoa)
at the earliest moment possible. The
German government urged only that
the early arrival of the commission,
will prevent further serious bloodshed.
This morning Baron Von Buelow in
forms the American ambassador that
Great Britain has at last agreed to the
unanimity rule, the United States also
agreeing, and that the commission can.
probably proceed to the islands with
The German press this morning; gi
yesterday's news calmly and
The. Cologne Gazette remarks: "W
heed not say that it the guilt of the
manager of the German plantation is
proved Germany will approve of his
arrest and demand for his punishment.
We will not aefend the behavior of a
German abroad merely because he is a
The Cologne Gazette also admits that
Dr. Raffel (the German president of
the municipal council of Apia), acted
illegally in closing the chief justice's
office, and says: "The other powers,
we hope, will also admit the illegal
acts of their representatives."
1 The Tageblatt calls the arrest of the
' German manager of the plantation, on
I which the ambuscade took place, II:..
i gal, saying: "Our consul is the enly
ine loKai Anzeiger expresses the
opinion that the affair shows the need
of prompt action by the commission.
The Vossische Zeitung says: "What
ever action the German government
takes it will find itself fully backed
up by the Reichivig."
A number of leading papers, like
the Deutsche Zeitung, Scalessische Zei
tung and Hanover Courier, point out
the necessity of a larger navy and urge
the hastening of the present increase
in its strength and the adoption of an
additional bill for the construction of
The Reichstag interpellation on the
subject of Samoa is signed by a ma
jority of the members and asks the
government for information regarding
the "events in Samoa which have in
jured German interests so seriously,"
and also requests information regard
ing the measures taken or intended to
be taken by the government under the
WASHINGTON. April 14. Admiral
Kautz' actions in Samoa, as far as they
Are set forth in the official dispatches,
are approved. 'He was instructed by
the last mail steamer from Auckland
to avoid needless collisions, but. to pro
tect property and life until the three
treaty powers decided how to deal
with the situation. No further in
structions have yet been sent to him.
and if any go forward by cable within
the next twenty-four hours, which 13
the limit cf time available if the out
going steamer is to be caught at Auck
land, this will oe simply a repetition
of former orders.
Department officials point out that
frnm ninnnnfa r fii , ai-crni' rVi oi?
I'mira! annar tn hr, oto in in
I iunction with the Brirish fnrrps nniv
in pursuance of the policy of defense
of foreign interests. It is expected
that he will not abate his efforts to se
cure the restoration of peace and It tot
probable that when the uigh commis
sion arrives at Apia it will find its
work facilitated through the suppres
sion of the rebellion.
AaiaaIdo Will Not Qnit.
NEW YORK. April 14. A dispatch
from Washington says: Officials ti
Jjecoming convinced that Aguinaldo
proposes to maintain a guerrilla war
fare which will keep the island of Lu
zon in constant turmoil and necessi
tate the maintenance of a strong Amer
ican army there. The approach of the
rainy season, now only a few weeks
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benefit the insurgent forces. A great
deal is still expected from the work of
the Schurman commission, but the ef
fects of its recent proclamation have
not been as great as the authorities
Funeral of Justice Field.
WASHINGTON. April 14. Impres
sive funeral services were held over
the body of the late Justice Stephen J.
Field at the Church of the Epiphany
at 10:30 o'clock this morning. The
church was crowded with a distin
guished company gatherel to pay their
last tribute of respect and honor to the
memory of the great jurist. Among
those present were President McKin
ley, Secretaries Wilson. Long and At
torney General Griggs, the Britiso.
Russian and German ambassadors, the
Chinese minister and the diplomatic
representatives of other foreign coun
tries. Statement In Denied.
LONDON, April 14. It is asserted
that the statement that the Marquis
of Salisbury has unreservedly adhered
to the principle of unanimity of the
decisions of the Samoan commission
is incorrect. The question as to the
extent to which unanimity is necessary
has still to be settled, and certain res
ervations will probably be made by
Great Britain The exact terms of the
instructions to the commissioners have
not yet been agreed upon.
The Proclamation Doe Good.
WASHINGTON, ApriL 14. President
McKinley today received a dispatch
from Dr. Schurman. president ot the
Philippine commission now at Manila.
The message says that the proclama
tion recently issued has done great good
and that the Filipinos are visiting the
commissioners every day to exnress
their desire to become citizens of this
country. The message also stated that
Filipinos coming into Manila declare
that Aguinaldo's government is tyran-
l meal and that many natives are desert-
ing from his standard each day.
Colyar WU1 Be HeM.-
NEW YORK. April 14. Captain Mc
Cluskey announced today that the dis
trict attorney would make a charge
against A. S Colyar. jr.. either for
conspiracy or attempted kidnapping
in connection with the attempt to get
Heckman. the Molineux case witness.
to Tennessee. McCluskey said that
Colyar is a pr'i oner on the technical
charge of being a suspicious character-
When a young man says he has been
sparking he generally refers to the.
lady as a flame.
The News Briefly Told.
Vice President Hobart is reported td
be a. little improved. Representative
FBaird still lies in a critical condition.
A United States' attorney has brought
rait at Cincinnati for an injunction to
prevent the forming of Cheaspeake &
Ohio coal trust.
r The promoters of the combine to be
organized under the New Jersey laws
as the National Metallic Roofing; com
pany with a capital stock of 14.000,000
announces their organization is about
Italy has been formally Invited to
the disarmament, conference at The
Hague and has appointed as one of its
delegates Marquis Visconti Venesta,
minister of foreign affairs in the late
The French steamer Manoubia. be
longing to the Transatlantic company.
has been wrecked off Anse D'Ainault.
and crew were saved.
bat the steamer and cargo were lost.
The Manoubia was a steamer of S53
ons net, engaged in the West Indian
Eugene V. Brewster announced the
list of speakers for the Chicago plat
form dinner at the Grand Central Pal
ace. April 15. The list includes Wil
liam J. Bryan, Superior Court Justice
William J. Gaynor of Brooklyn. George
bred Williams of Massachusetts,
Charles A. Towne and General F. Cros
by. Colonel Avery D. Clark shot him
self through the head at Iowa Falls,
dying instantly. He was an old resi
dent of that city, and was formerly en
gaged in the newspaper business. In
recent years he has been identified
with mining interests in the Black
Hills country. Financial reverses are
assigned as the cause for the deed.
During the audience which Mr.
White had of the emperor of Germany
his majesty thanked the ambassador
for his efforts to bring about a satis
factory arrangement of the Samoan af
fair. The correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press learns from the foreign
office that Germany will not appoint
Dr. Schmidt-Leda to be commissioner
for Germany if the authorities at
Washington object to his appointment.
Upon Investigation Assistant Secre
tary Meiklejohn decided to cable Gen
eral Brooke regarding the confiscation
of supplies aL Havana, as General
Brooke and his officers have ample au
thority to deal with such matters. It
is said no orders have been sent au
thorizing the destruction of rations
without a board of survey and on this
subject a message of inquiry was for
warded to Colonel Smith, chief com
missary at Havana.
A statement of the condition of the
jeasury shows: Available cash bal
ance, 1280,564,791; gold reserve, 245,
606,695. The former offices of the Hanoverian
army will present Empereor William
with a silver minature reproduction
of the Hanover-Waterloo column.
The Arizona, Eastern & Montana
Smelting Ore Purchasing and Develop
ment company, capital $5,000,000, has
been, chartprpd at Charleston,. W. Va.
Captain Fred D. Stimson, a well
known newspaper man, a California
49er and for many years marine editor
of the Boston Journal died yesterday
aged 73 years.
The grand jury at Frankfort, Ky.,
is investigating charges of bribery ii
connection with the democratic nomi
nation of Bud McCord for railway
The treasury comptroller decide
that men who enlisted in the revenue
cutter service for the war with Spain
are entitled to extra pay under the
act of March 3, 1S99.
Mills V. Earse of New York asks the
court at Columbus, 0.. to declare in
valid the transfer of the lease on the
Hacking canal bed to the Hocking &
Lake Erie railway company.
The Britsh government has decided '
to release the Irish political prisoners
Mullett, Fitzharris and O'Hanlon. un- j
dergoing life sentence fcr participation i
in the Phcenix Park murder.
At Omaha yesterday, after bequeath- ;
ing his body to the Omaha Medical ',
college, a guest at Milard hotel swal- j
lowed a quantity of cyanide of potas- J
sium and in a few seconds was dead
and ready for the dissecting table. His
name was A. J. Smith and he regis- '
tered from Salt Lake City.
Vice Tresident Hobart is slightly
better but is not yet out of bed. He
is slowly gaining- strength through
his constant rest and succeeds in gain
ing considerable strength. His pro
gress, however, it is admitted, is not
as rapid as had been hoped for and
he continues very seriously illl.
The folowing disnatch from Manila
is published at Manila: "Aguinaldo
has issued a decree directing that
Spanish shall be the official language
throughout the archipelago and pro
testing against the American preten
sion to force the use of English on the
natives, who do not know it."
Secretary Long announces that the
delicate and important duties devolv
ing upon Admiral George Dewey in
connection with the restoration of
peace and the reorganization ot the
government in the Philippines pre
cludes a compliance with the request
of the Business Men's association of
Washington looking to his participa
tion in the proposed peace jubilee in
this city nest month.
The New York senate has killed the
bill providing for inspection of cattle
imported in that state.
Governor Roosevelt asks the New
York legislature to provide funds for
an investigation of the canal scandals.
Charles P. Cox. has been appointed
treasurer of tne Michigan Central. F.
A. Middlebrook. is appointed assistant
Japan has protested for the third
time against the anti-Japanese legisla
tion passed by the British Columbia
legislature last year, and it is proba
ble that the laws will be repealed.
The Twenty-first infantry, Colonel
Jacob Kline, 1.400 men. left Plattsburg.
N. Y for Manila on three trains, com
posed of fourteen sleepers and two
baggage cars each. Five thousand
people witnessed the departure and
great enthusiasm was manifested.
Balloting for senator at Harrisburg
yesterday resulted in no choice.
The war department has issued the '
order to the commandants of all Unit- ances a certainty- Of this amount
ed States military posts to carry out j $1,800,000 has been subscribed or guar
the law of the last congress relative ' anteed bv the members of the commit-
to the sale of intoxicants in canteens. !
The order is very long, as it recites the
full text of the opinion of Attorney
General Griggs- which opinion, it is
said at the department, involves only
a few changes in the present regula
tions governing the canteens. The only
one of substance is that hereafter no
osacer or enlisted man. but only civil
Ian employes, may dispense beer in tne
Justice Bradley at Washington de
cides money sent in malls by poatomce
inspectors to detect a thief cannot be
used as a basis iof am indictment.
The military authorities at Havana
have been informed that they will re
ceive today the Cuban army muster
rolls, now held by the so-called execu
tive committee appointed by the late
military assembly appointed before its
Perry 3. Heath, first assistant post
master general, has arrived at San
Juan Porto Rico.
The Albatross, a new type of torpe
do boat destroyer, built in London,
made thirty-three 'knots oa ber trial
The interstate commerce commis
sion wilL April 28, be at Knoxville,
Tenn.,. to hear complaints against the
A Sheffield engineering; firm has giv
en an American firm a large order for
heavy machinery, British contractors
being unable to make fast time.
Berlin reports state that Emperor
William is planning the formation of a
sperarate province for Berlin, abolish
ing self-government and substituting
royal officials, because of the growth
The principal subject of discussion
at today's cabinet meeting was an
elaborate plan ' credit extensions in
Cuba which has been presented by
General Brooke and his cabinet coun
cil, but reached no conclusion.
Advices received at Buenos Ayres
confirm the report that the Bolivian
revolutionists have won a signal suc
cess. General Pando. the leader of the
revolutionists, has entered Orouro,
President Alonzo's former headquar
ters, and the president has fled.
The Illinois house passed a bill pro
viding for the erection at Springfield
of a new Lincoln monument at a cost
of fl.000.000 The bill appropriates
1500.000, and provides that 1400,000 be
raised by popular subscription. Con
gress will be asked to appropriate the
The Rev. Jay C. Goodrich of Madi
son. N. J., has been appointed the first
agent of the American Bible society
for the Philippine islands. He is a
graduate of Mount Union college, in
Ohio, and has had charges In the east
Ohio conference, and in the upper Iowa
General Brooke at Havana decrees
that cemeteries owned by municipal
ities shall be managed by them, those
owned by church and municipality
conjointly shall be managed by the
latter, receipts being shared: those
owned by churches to be managed by
churches, but subject to municipal po
lice and 'hydrant rues. i
The hospital ship. Missouri, has ar
rived at Fort Monroe from 'Havana,
bringing 212 sick soldiers.
Gen. Fred D. Grant has been or
dered from Porto Rico to the Philip
pines. It is possible General Wheeler
will also be ordered to the Philinnines.
The Spanish government has di- I fle3 aad otner 3ma11 "" are nt la"
rectenr Generar Kios. spams principal" r
commander in the Philippines, to co- , The spring term of court for this
operate with Major Generral Otis for county, says a Red Cloud dispatch,
the evacuation of Zamboanga and j which is a jury term, has commenced.
Zoulan. j It bids fair to be a very interesting
The War department has decided to I session, as there are about seven dam
make four deDartments of the island . age suits to come up. The most im-
of Cuba. Heretofore the seven differ
ent provinces have been departments.
General Brooke is now arranging for
The supreme court of Nevada over
ruled the demurrer of the plaintiff W
the gubernatorial election case of Mc
Millan against Hadley. the decision
being with Governor Sadler on every ' Qn the Gth Governor Poynter ap
point at issue, and practically winning proved or vetoed al! bills in his handai
the case for him. I .jie vetoed the Omaha charter bill. sen-
King George of Greece has sum- ,
moned M. Theotokis to form a new
cabinet in succession to the ministry
which resigned on April 3 owing to I
the election of M Zaimis. the premier, ( $2,000 in house roll No. 501, the gen
having been declared invalid on ac- eral appropriation bill, the item in
count of bribery and intimidation
The Missouri lower house passed the
bill making a big reduction in ex-
press rates. It fixes rates at 15 cent?
for packages less than ten pounds;
from ten to fifty pounds. 45 cent-;
,'rom fifty to seventy-five. 55 cents;
from seventy-five to 100 73 cents, and
over 100 at the rate of .- cents per
General Wheaton has telegraphed lo
Major Otis, saying: "They would not
wait to be killed." General Lawton is
scouring the vicinity of Santa Cruz.
He finds the rebels have decamped.
He has secured a gunboat, six Iauncu
es and two cascces, comprising the
Filipino fleet. These vessels
stuck in the mud in the river.
A miner has reached Dyea, Alaska,
who claims to be the only survivor of
a. party of three, two of whom were
murdered by Chikat Indians near rhe
, village of Klukwan. According to his
i story, they were defaming a "Totem"
pole by cutting their names on it and
were surprised by a large party of
Indians who shot at them, killing his
Under a decision at Milwaukee pre
ferred stockholders of the Northern Pa
cific will not have a first lien on land
not covered by mortgage or trust deed
Rudyard Kipling was out anving yes
terday for the first time since his ill
ness. The drive was through Central
Park. He was accompanied by Mr.
Doubleday and a nurse. Mr. Kipling
has engaged a suite of rooms in a hotel
at Lakewood. N. J., and will go there
with his family on Monday.
Lieutenant Collis G. Calkins has been
appointed to fill the office left vacant
by Lieutenant M. G. Huges. who was
transferred from the local branch of the
United States hydrographic office to
the- Philadelphia, now at Samoa, to
take the place of Lieutenant Lansdale,
who was killed in the battle with the
Mataafans near Apia on April L
The postoffice department, in furth
erance of its plans in extending the
service in Alaska, has arranged for
communication between Unalaska and
the mouth of the Nuhugak river, where
salmon canneries are located. Three
trips will be made by steamer during
the summer- The distance is about 43f
The local subscription fund of $5,000.-
000 for the Ionisana Purchase, centen
nial, to be celebrated by a world's fair
at St. Louis in 1903. is from all aDnear-
tee of 200 and a small part of the or
ganized business interests of the city.
The president gave Charles Ayre
Whipple cf New York an order for a
full length portrait of himself- The
portrait is being painted in the private
apartments of the White House. Mr.
Whipple painted the portraits of ex
President Harrison, General Miles and
Secretaries Sherman, Herbert, Tracy
The religious revival ia still in &
ress in Seward with, encouraging re
sults. Friends ana neighbors of Judge T.
H. Saunders of Osceola planned a sur
prise on the occasion of his sixty
second birthday. The thirty friend
present gave the judge a very pretty
rocker and other things The proiea
tation was made by Rev. L. F. Smitii-
At Colombo George Mostak. hi
grown-up son and another man at
tacked Paul Brick, beat him in a most
brutal manner with a hammer and
horseshoe and stabbed him with a
knife. The knife wound is considered
dangerous. The offending parties are
Mrs. S. M. Walker, state president
of the W. C. T. U., has just completed
a successful tour of the Tenth and
Eleventh districts, resulting in the
work being taken up In MeCook. Cul
bertaoa, Trenton and Benkleman. and
of accession to membership at other
Prof- J- D. French waa elected super
intendent of the city schools of Hast
ings for, the school year ef 1899 and
19m. Prof. French has been principal
of the high school for the past six
years, and has given such satisfaction
that his election as superintendent will
be generally approved.
A. B. McFarland r?he has posed as
a divine healer in Nemaha county for
some months, has found so much dis
favor in the eyes ot'the church people
of the county that the doors of the
churches are shut against him and
he declares bis intention to erect a
building to be used as a healing mis
sion. The Otoe county mortgage record
for the month of March shows a net
reduction of 57,947.44 in this class of
indebtedness. The number of new in
struments offered for record was sixty-three,
aggregating 1100,969; ninety
four releases were filed, footing up
$138,763. The showing is a very sat
Following is the record of mort
gages filed and released in Gage county
for the month ending March 31: Farm
mortgages filed, ninety-six. amounting
to $153,563; released, ninety, amount
ing to $115,128. City and town mort
gages filed, seventeen, amounting to
$6,353; released, twenty-eight, amount
ing to $19,335.
The general opinion of those best
posted is that winter wheat in Hamil
ton county is in fair condition at this
date, and with favorable weather from
now on will make a full average crop.
One of the most conservative and yet
best posted farmers in the county is
offering to pay $3 per acre in cash fcr
winter wheat, and has thus far found
The wheat crop in this section of
the state, says a Wymore dispatch, is
now known to be practically ruined
by the severe winter, except a very
mall portion which was planted very
early, and the farmers are now waiting
for suitable weather to begin plowing
up 80 per cent of their wheat lands pre
paratory to planting in corn. Owners
of an SO-acre peach farm in this coun
ty say the peach crop will be a total
failure, but claims are made that cher
portant of these is the one in which
Mrs. Anna Hadley of this city sue3
.M. M. Stern and John Polnicky for
'$5.0000 damages for selling- her hus
band liquor. The case will be fought
by the saloon men to the bitter end.
Those best acquainted with the case
believe the saloon men will win.
,ate file No. 22. by Noyes, a bill to re
quire election of county commissioners
'in Douglas county at large instsad ot
bv districts, and vetoed an item of
question being for the payment of
expenses of an Investigation of state
offices authorized by the action of
the senate. The governor approved
the Zellers ballot bill, house roll No.
53, approved house roll No. 501. the
general appropriation bill, with the
exception of the one item referred to,
the miscellaneous claims bill, honse
roll No. 603. and also the deficiency
claims bill, house roll No. 600. and
approved house roll 251. the bill mak
ing the office of clerk of the district
court a salaried office and fixing the
salary at from $l.fi00 to $5,000 in ac
cordance with the size of the county.
Yesterday afternoon, says the Lin-
coin journal. Judge Frost granted a
temporary restraining order against
Auditor Cornell, enjoining him from
issuing a warrant to Myron Wheeler
for $1,017.75. an amount appropriated
to Mr. Wheeler by the legislature for
services in the reporting of the im
peachment cases against state officers
heard in 1893. The order was granted
on the application of H. M- Waring of
Omaha, who claims a one-third interest
in the amount appropriated. The ap
plication cites Myron H. Wheeler. Bert
E. Betts and Auditor Cornell as de
fendants. Service was secured on
Auditor Cornell last evening and a
copy of the order was left at Mr
Wheeler's rfsidence late in the even
ing. Mr. Wheeler had departed Sim
day for Havana. Mrs. Wheeler told
Sheriff Trompen that she was under
the impression that Mr. Waring had
been paid his 3bare of the amount due
by Mr. Wheeler personally. She was
not certain of this, however, but
thought some kind of a settlement had
Mrs. Lettie Bean, wife of Rev. Frank
W. Bean, pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church of Clay Center, died last
week after a few days' illness. Mra.
Bean was a member of the Degree of
Honor of the Ancient Order of United
In Lincoln county during the monttt
of March three farm mortgages,
amounting to $6,600. were filed, and
twenty-one. amounting to $12,535. were
satisfied. One city mortgage, which
amounted to $S00, was filed, and seven
amounting to $3,365, were satisfied
The number ot chattel mortgages filsd
was IIS. valued at $71.7 , and forty
nine, valued at $14.2Sl. were satisfied.
The postmaster at O'Neill has been
authorized to change the cite of the
postoffice at that place to a building
owned by himself, at a rental cf $200
In response to the petition. Governor
Poynter sent the following te'egram to
Adjutant General Corbin at Washing
ton: "C. H Corbin. Adjutant General,
Washington. D- C.r If consistent with
the policy of the war depa-tnent 1
desire to add my request to tfce petition
of officers and men of the Third Ne
braska voluateera. that when th y sha I
be mustered out it be at Havana or
the nearest port of WTrj in the United
Columlws Stale Bank
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