The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, June 07, 1899, Image 1

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The livery barn lately opened by
John Newman at Alma was burned.
Ine Are was of an incendiary origin.
There was no insurance on the stock,
most "of which was gotten out. Loss.
While the 3-year-old daughter of
Die Chestum. living five miles south of
Decatur, was playing with an air gun.
she caught her thumb in the lock,
severing it at the first Joint and bad
ly mutilating it at the second.
Louis It. Larson, who for several
years has run a shoe shop in Fremont,
has been adjudged insane. Hard
drinking is the cause of his mental
disorder. For some time he has
imagined that he was going to be hyp
notized, and has wandered aimlessly
about the country.
C. O. Olson, a young man 28 years
old, living with Albert Dergreen, near
the Blue river, in Polk county, com
mitted suicide by blowing the whole
top of his head off with a shotgun.
He used to live In Polk county, but
lately had been In California and re
turned only a couple of weeks ago.
A water spout visited the northeast
part -of Cedar county thoroughly del
uging the country. Houses were flood
ed, barns and other buildings swept
a was', and some stock drowned. It Is
reported that every bridge on the East
Bow creek from Its source to the Mis
souri has been carried away.
A Beatrice dispatch says the recent
hail storm in that vicinity was more
serious than at first appeared. Pigs,
and even hogs, chickens and poultry,
were killed by the hall by the hun
dreds. The damage to houses was not
only to th windows, but to the roofs,
the shingles being split and blown off
of hundreds of bullding3.
Members of company A or the Sec
ond Nebraska volunteers have erected
a ten foot shaft in the cemetery to the
memory of Kearney boys, members of
the regiment, who died during the ser
vices in the war with Spain. The shaft
will le Inscribed with the names of
Paul II. Jenkins and Charies M. Hatch
ot company A and George A. Hayden
nf company K. These boys died of
sickness contracted in camp at Chlckn
manga. Christian Croft, a German farmer
and an old settler of Nemaha county
living six miles south of Talmago.
whllo, it is charred, under the influ
ence of liquor mde to the home of his
neighbor, William Groires during the
absence of .Mr. Groves, called Mrs.
(troves out. and began, it is claimed, to
use unfit language and make all kinds
of threats of wliai he would do. Mrs.
CJroves ordeied him off the place. He
refused and she secured a revolver
and emptind the contents at him. but
seeing that it had no effect, as she
supposed, wept -for a shotgun. By the
time she had it ready for use Croft had
had left.
One of the workmen at the Burling
ton &. Missouri carpenter shop at Lin
coln on going into the nail house
found the dead body of S. E. Doyle
lying at the foot of the stairway, with
the neck broken and other evidences
that he had been killed by a fall down
the stairs. Doyle, who has been in
the employ of the company for several
years, hail gone into the nail house
Just after noon, saying that, he would
take a nap. At the head of the open
stairs was found a pillow with the
Imprint of his head where he had lain
on it. The coroner's jury decided that
death was caused by falling-down the
Decoration of graves of soldier dead
and memorial services meant a great
deal more to York county citizens than
one year ago. Since then four of
York's brightest and bravest boys have
lied battling the foe in the Philippine
islands. At 9 o'clock twenty members
of the Grand Army of the Republic
post marched to the cemeteries and
decorated the grates of their com
rades. Over 2.000 people were promptly
gathered at 10 o'clock to hear the ora
tion delivered by Rev. O. W. Fi'fer. one
of the best ever delivered by any
orator in York. In the afternoon the
exercises were held in the large Meth
odist church, where Evangelist J. C
Redding delivered the oration.
Morgan Rice of Wakefield commit
ted suicide by drinking concentrated
lye. Deceased had been in ill health
for some years and was despondent.
He arose early and went to a neigh
bor's barn, where he poured about
three tablcspoonfuls of the lye into
a tin cup. mixed ;t with water ind
swallowed it. He wis found about 'wo
hours later by his brother, Aimer
Rice, and Dr. Harman was summon
ed, but it was too late to do more than
to alleviate his sufferings and at 10
o'clock he died. Deceased was aged
about thirty-five years and was un
married. He was a farmer and bad
always borne a good reputation. He
had three brothers and one sis'er.
all residents of Wayne county.
The whole east side of the main
business street of Curtis is in ruins
from fire, which destroyed the whole
east side of two blocks. The town is
without adequate fire protection, and
though the citizens did everything
possible with the limited means at
their command to stop the progress of
the flames, it was of little avail until
they practically burned themselves
out. In the saving of property from
the buildings they were a little more
successful, though much that was
taken out of the buildings is in a dam
aged condition. The places burned
are: F. Hlckleman. meat ir.irket; A.
J. Washburn, saddlery; Johnston &
Co.. implements: State bank; Stoll &
Rumbaugh. hardware; W. E. Palmer,
general merchandise, and J. W. Ad
ams, bit store. The- loss will be near
or quite fSO.000.
Saloons have been ordered closed in
Plattsmouth on Sunday and the thirsty
are somewhat disturbed over the sit
uation. H .M. Clark, who lives near Ithaca,
lost his fine farm house and contents
by fire. The origin of the fire is not
known at this time. The loss will
reach $1,800 and is covered by about
half that amount of insurance. Mr.
md Irs. Clark were not at home and
the children were able to save only a
small amount of furniture from the
first floor. The fire started in the
second story and neighbors saw it
breaking through the roof and hur
riedly arrived and did what they could.
Bloomington will celebrate the
Fourth of July and several neighbor
ing towns will co-operate in making
a success of the affair.
A party of officials of the Burlington
road who are touring the system ar
rived in Nebraska City on their way
to St. Joseph and SL Louis. A dele
gation of prominent citizens of the city
met them at the depot and gave them
a two-hours drive about the town,
showing them the different manufac
turing industries and points of inter
est. The party was headed by Thomas
Miller. D. O. Ives and George Crosby,
general freight agents, and is com
posed of some sixty freight oJtclals.
fo, 1 on the Overland Attacked at Wil
cox, Wyoming.
Dyaamlte Convert Kzprrss Car Into a
Mass of Iebrls Safe Mows Open sad
Content Molen Six Kobbers Are
Kuowo to Hate Hera la the l'arty
OBleers Hot oa the Trail.
OMAHA, June S. The Omaha Ber
says: Just before daylight this morn
ing, and in the midst of a drenching
rain six masked bandits held up a
Union Pacific train just beyond Wil
cox, Wyo., blew up the express car
with dynamite, severely wounded the
engineer and escaped into the moun
tains with their booty. The robbery
was one of the boldest that has oc
curred on any western railroad in
years, but, according to the statements
of the local officials of the express
company, the plunderers obtained only
a nominal reward for their exertions.
A posse of well armed and determined
men, headed by the sheriff of Carbon
county, is close on their trail and it
is not believed that they can escape
capture and punishment.
Only meager details of the affair
are yet available. The first informa
tion that reached the Union Pacific
officials came at 4:25 this morning in
a nrief telegram from Engineer Jones,
who was at the throttle of the train,
and which contained the following:
"First section. No. 1, held up one
mile west of Wilcox. Express car
blown open, contents gone. We were
ordered to pull over bridge Just west
of Wilcox, and after we passed the
bridge the explosion occurred. Can't
tell how bad bridge is damaged. Have
telegraphed for outfit to repair it. No
one hurt except Jones; scalp wound
and cut on hand.
"JONES, Engineer."
During the forenoon the dispatch
was supplemented by several other
telegrams, each one of which added
one or two details to what was already
at hand. These indicate that the rob
bers boarded the train at Wilcox,
where No. 1 is due at 2:09 a. m. As
the train reached the bridge one or
more of the robbers crawled into the
cab and. with leveled weapons, ordered
Engineer Jones to pull across and stop
on the other side.
Other members of the gang were at
work in the express car. where a heavy
charge of dynamite was placed to blow
open the safe. Just as the engine
pulled off the bridge there was a tre
mendous explosion that drove the
remnants of the express car 100 feet
in every direction, stove in one end
of the mail car and knocked out a
number of the stringers of the bridge,
'i ne wounds received by Engineer
Jones were dealt by the flying missiles
scattered by the explosion.
It did not take the robbers long to
complete their work. The express car
was knocked into kindling wood and
the big safe was open and ready for
their fingers. They quickly snatched
its contents, signaled to their confed
erates on the engine and before the
passengers and the remainder of the
train crew knew what had happened
they were scurrying away towards
As the train is due at Medicine Bow
at 2:35 and the dispatch from En
gineer Jones did not arrive until
nearly two hours later. It is presumed
that It required nearly that time to
dispose of the wreckage and permit
the train fo proceed. The run to Med
icine Bow was made as quickly as pos
sible and there the engineer wired the
news to headquarters at Omaha, whll
the local officials routed out the sheriff,
who Immediately organized a posse
and took the trail.
While the rain that fell in torrents
while the robberv was going on as
sisted to screen the operations of the
robbers, it will also assist materially
in their capture. The soft ground
makes the trail as plain as could be
desired and the sheriff declares that
he will have his men before night.
A later telegram from the scene of
the robbery conveyed the information
that the west bent of the bridge was
shattered. It will require new string
ers and some slight additional repairs,
but thedamage isnot seriousenough to
Interefere with the regular running
of trains. The passengers' were scared
out of their wits by the startling ex
plosion just as they were in the depth
of their matutinal slumber, but none
of them were disturbed h,v the robbers,
who seemed satisfied with the con
tents of the express safe.
The local officials of the express
company have received no Information
beyond a telegram which stated that
the train had been held up and the
safe blown open.
Dearer Mory or the Hold-Up.
DENVER. June 3. A special to the
Times from Cheyenne. Wyo.. says: At
4 o'clock this morning Union Pacific
mail and express train No. 1 was held
up one and one-half miles west of Wil
cox station, in this state, by six mask
ed men, evidently professionals, who
blew open the safe of the express car
and carried away all the contents- The
mail was not touched, presumably on
account of the fact that four armed
mail clerks were in charge. The mail
and express runs as the first section
of No. 1. overland limited. The second
section follows five minutes behind. A
bridge two miles from the scene of the
robbery was fired to prevent the section
robbery was fired to prevent the sec
ond section from coming up during
the operations. A bridge in front of
the train was dynamited. The train
men were all covered with rifles and
the robbers took their time. The value
of the plunder is unknown, but is rep
resented as light The sheriffs of Al
bany and Carbon counties, with posses
and United States marshals, are after
the bandits, who are supposed. to be
members of the notorious "Hole in the
Wall" gang, which has terrorized the
rtate for years.
Germany Gets the Islaads.
MADRID, June 3. In the speech
from the throne at the opening of the
Cortes today it was announced that
the Marianno, Caroline and Palaois
were ceded to Germany by the late
Japanese Spies Execated.
SEATTLE. Wash., June 3. Accord
ing to Oriental papers received by the
Kinshu Maru. Japan is much aroused
over the report from Shanghai that
twelve Japanese spies had been cap
tured by Russians at a place called
Tosang. presumably on Liao Tuiig
peninsula. Particulars of the affair
were meager, but it is understood that
the men were executed in a fortress
without trial.
When men play the fool women are
apt to work the same.
Little Harlan Clark Found Where She
Had Dren Carried.
Marion Clark, the 21-months-old chili
kidnapped from her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Clark, of New York cit.
on May 21. was discovered two mite
south of Sioalsburg, a village about
eight miles from here, this afternoon.
See was found at a farm house of
Charles Youmans, and was in the cus
tody of Mrs. Jennie Wilson, who took
the baby to that place during the early
part ot last week. Mrs. Wilson was
accompanied by ber husband, ana
stated to Mrs. Youmans that she want
ed board for the little girl for the
The Clark baby attracted the coun
try people by her appearance, and the
curiosity aroused made her eapttrs
grow uneasy and they kept her closely
confined at Youmans' home. As soon
as the notices of the abduction reached
the neighborhood, the people bigan to
suspect that the child was Marion
Clark. They felt positive of it, be
cause the child wore the same cloths
as at the time when she wa.- stolertr
Peputy Sheriff Charleston, takiZ'5 his
clues from pictures of the child and
tin! descriptions given him by the io
ple who saw her. went to the You
mans' farm house and found Mrs. Wil
son. The officer produced a warrant,
arrested the woman and demanded in
formation as to the whereabout of the
child. At this Mrs. Wilson weakened
and made a confession. The baby wa3
then produced and the sheriff took
both prisoner and child to Magistrate
Herbert at West Haverstraw.
Mrs. Wilson refuses to make a full
statement. She is the daughter of
Mrs. J. J. McNally, of Goshen, N. Y.
Marion Clark, the child, is in good
health. Arthur Clark, the father of
the abducted baby, arrived here this
evening and Immediately identified
the child found in the custody of Mrs.
Wilson J-s his lost Marion.
loiter in the day a deputy sheriff
arrested James Wilson, who claimed
to be the husband of Jennie Wilson,
and both were locked up on the charge
of abduction. ..
Local Official Refuse to Give Up the
Alxlurtors or Marlon Clark.
NEW YORK, June 3. Captain Mc
Cluskey expressed indignation today
at the action of the officials of Sloats
burgh and Garnerville in refusing to
give up the kidmpcr of Marion Clark,
Jennie Wilson, or, as she is said to be
really named, Addic Wilson, and her
husband, who called himself James
Mcally. Both are In jail in New City
and Captain McCluskeysald the refusal
to give them up to the New York de
tectives was an "outrageous piece of
work." He sam that the county offi
cials had absolutely no charge to make
against them and were holding them
on suspicion. The crime of abduction,
he says, was committed in New York
City and the prisoners should have
been brought up here at once.
The captain says he will appeal to
Governor Roosevelt If the prisoners
are not immediately given up to him.
The baby passed a peaceful nighT in
her home.
Captain McCluskcy would not say a
word about what he considered the
motive for the abduction of the cllTiO.
Arthur W. Clark, the father of
Marion Clark, today secured a warrant
for the arrest of James and Jennie
Wilson and Carrie Jones.
A crowd began to assemble about
the Clark home early today. School
children predominated, but there were
many grown people who joined in the
shouts for a sight of the baby. Finally
Mrs. Clark went to a window, raised
one of the sashes and held Marion
up. The crowd cheered and yelled and
the mo: her and child laughed for sheer
happiness. The cheers kept f,t Tor
some minutes and the child kissed her
hand to her admirers.
Mr. Clark Is determined to prosecute
every one who has been in any way
connected with the abduction of the
child. The man known as Wilson is
said to be George Beauregard Barrow,
a newspaper reporter. He is also said
to be a son of Judge John C. Barrow
of Little Rock. Ark.
Officers Demand a Ilotiu ror Identifying
the Private Soldier.
HAVANA, June 3.--There is much
comment here over the fact that Cuban
officers have been demanding $5 as
compensation for identifying Cubans
who have been applicants for the $75
allowed by the United States authori
ties to former soldiers of the CTTban
army who surrender their arms. A
majority of the Cubans here do not
believe the statement, thinking the
story was prepared to injure them in
public opinion, but facts prove the
story to be true.
Great interest is manifested among
all classes in tomorrow's races, which
bid fair to be very successful. Soldiers
and sailors in uniform will be admitted
free, so the army and navy will be
well represented.
General Wilson left here this morn
ing for Matanzas. General Wood leaves
tomorrow for Santiago dc Cuba, and
General Carpenter will leave Havana
on Tuesday for Puerto Principe.
Troops Sent to the Reservation.
NEW YORK, June 3. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Alger has directed the com
manding general of the Department of
Dakota to order a troop of the First
cavalry to proceed to the Tongue River
agency and prevent a conflict between
the Northern Cheyenne Indians ana
the white settlers residing in the vicin
ity. It is thought hostitlitles can be
avoided. Captain George W. Stouch,
Third Infantry, who was acting Indian
agent several years, has, called atten
tion to the fact" that there are many
whites on the reservation.not all be
ing bona fide settlers. Ifthe former
can be bought out- and' the 'squatters
later ejected a great cause of friction
between the Indians and the whites
will be eradicated.
British Columbian Mines Close.
SANDON, B. C. June 3. All silver
and lead properties in this'vfcinity ex
cept the Elocan Star have shut down,
refusing to pay $3.50 for eight instead
of ten hours' work- The sSlocan- Star,
the miners believe, will pay the scale
demanded, while the others assert that J
the mine will close on the 11th. The 1
unions are strongly organized in large
numbers and arc conning to Sandon,
where important union meetings are
being held.
Yellow Fever la Brazil.
LONDON, June 2. Cable advices
received from Bahia, Brazil, say yel
low fever is raging there. It is added
that half a dozen young Englishmen
employed ?s clerks have died of the
fever and that the English chaplain
is burying the Englishmen. s
Commissioners and Gorgeous Hatires An
Earing Gay Times.
fbe Filipino Women Display Uneipected
lleaatjr and Elaborate Toilets Senator
Deverldfje Makes Extensive Tour of the
Soatheia Islands Jolo Chief Aaaerta
Bis Friendship.
MANILA, June 3. The United
States Philippine commission last
night gave one of the most brilliant
balls Manila has ever seen. It was
one of a series of entertainments in
tended to fester friendship between the
Americans and the natives. The com
mission has the handsomest residence
in Manila, overlooking the harbor. The
grounds surrounding it were illumin
ated, while the house itself was decor
ated with the American colors. The
newly appointed judges. General Otis,
a number of other American officers
and many wealthy natives were pres
ent. There was a display of gorgeous
native toilets and many Jewels were
worn and the array of handsome wo
men surprised the Americans. There
was a long program of American and
Filipino dabecs, followed by the ren
dering of several instrumental Selec
tions, closing with "The Star Spangled
United States Senator Albert J. Bev
eridge of Indiana, who came to the
Philippines some time ago. has made
a fortnight's trip in the southern Is
lands, visiting Iloilo. Negros and Cebu.
During his tour he talked with the
chief of Jolo, who has 2,000 fighting
men under his command and who pro
fesses friendship for America, which
friendship he hinted might be strength
ened by the continuance of the annual
subsidy of $12,000 formerly paid by
the Spaniards. Senator Beveridge will
leave here on Saturday. He intends
to travel in China.
General Smith has punished the in
surgents at Escalante. Island of Ne
gros. for the murder of Captain Tilley
of the signal corps, who was fired upon
by natives under a flag of truce and
cut off from rejoining his companions
on board the cable ship from which
he landed. General Smith burned th
town and killed a number of bands of
insurgents whom he found in the
Three members of the South Da
kota regiment were wounded at San
Fernando in the encounter between
insurgents and American outposts.
Saarmana's Report or Peace Negotiations
Is Favorable.
WASHINGTON. Juno S.-t.e Con
tingent of the war department which
is in favor of quick action and a speedy
end to the oriental campaign een at
a large expenditure is chafing at delay
Tho actn.'nistration advlc-s from Prof
Schurmann of the Philippine commis
sion hac been uniformly optimistic
and it Is understood that f-srther ad
vices of the same tenor were received
It is said there is no difficulty in
putting into Manila any number Of
troops this government may elect to
send. The war department h?s a
large and well equipped fleet of trans
ports, both in the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans. Several of these are already
on the way to Manila With regulars
anil can be promptly returned and sent
with fresli forces If necessa'-y. The
prospect now is, hdwevcr, the ac
tive campaign in Luzon is flnlrfceu till
the end of ihe lainy season.
Coincident with the withdrawal of
the volunteer troops in the Philippines
Brigadier Generals Hale, Smith and
Funston will be relieved from further
duty is that country and ordered home
for muster out. It was to meet this
prospective reduction in the number
of general officers serving In the Phil
ippines that Brigadier Generals Bates,
Grant, Young and Schwan were order
ed to that country.
Damage Hone to Many Balldlne; In San
Francisco by an Earthquake.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. A sharp
earthquake shock was felt throughout
western and central California at 11:19
o'clock last night. The vibration:; in
this city continued for four seconds
and were 'rom north to south. No
serious damage is reported, but glass
ware and windows were broken and
plastering cracked in various parts of
the city. The capstone of the cornice
over the main entrance of the Odd Fel
lows' building at the corner of Market
and Seventh streets was shaken from
its fastenings and thrown to the sirtc
walk. through which it fell into one
of the rooms connected with the Grot
to restaurant. No one was in the
apartment at the time and the prop
erty loss will be nominal. The new
Union Ferry building at the foot or
Market street suffered somewhat by the
breaking of glass and fractures in the
finish on some of the walls. The Win
chester hoM on Third street also
shows signs of tho force of the shock,
plastering having been dislodged from
the ceiling in various places. Other
buildings were slightly damaged, but
not to a serious extent. Reports from
the interior of the state show that
while the shock was quite severe no
one was injured and the property loss
will be nominal.
Report from Alaska.
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 3. As
sistant Secretary of War Meiklejohn
today received a letter from Captain
Edwin F. Glenn, Twenty-fifth Infantry,
commanding a reconnaissance in Alas
ka, dates Mav 17. in which Canton
Glenn states that he and his command
arrived at Tyoonok May 15 in good
physical condition.
Captain Glenn says that a report
from Sergeant Yanert, U. J5. A., who
nas been in charge of the detachment
left at Knik station during, the last
winter, shows that tne winter was very
mild, "the lowest temperature being 33
degrees -below zero. - -
. Pleads Guilty to Heresy.
WINDSOR. Ont.. June 3. The trial
of Rev. Dr. B. F. Austin, ex-principal
of Alma college. St. Thomas, on a
charge of heresy, before the London
Methodist conference yesterday was
sensational. Dr. Austin startled the
conference by declaring himself an ar
dent believer in modern spiritualism.
He said he had been converted by a
woman mind. reader in Detroit. He was
frequently hissed. The conference
uanimously deposed him.
Ice cream melts 'more feminine
hearts than hot words do.
epktas Withdraws rrora Speakership
f Contest la lowaas Favor
I CHICAGO, June 3. Congressman A.
J. Hopkins this afternoon withdrew
from the hational speakership contest
to favor ot Colonel D. B. Henderson
6t Iowa. Nine of the fourteen con
gressmen id the Illinois delegation
Were present at the general round-up
fleeting held in the Grand Pacific hotel
this afternoon. After four hours' dis
cussion behind closed doors it was
decided to Withdraw Mr. Hopkins'
name and Support Colonel Henderson.
The conference was perfectly har
monious. Mr. Hopkins made the fol
lowing statement:
"'I have had a full Conference with
the Illinois republican delegation in
congress today and the situation of
the speakership contest was fully dis
cussed, including the action of our
neighboring states in declaring for
Colonel Henderson or Iowa.
r"My Colleagues and I recognize the
great responsibilities devolving upon
tfcf jrfftv-sixth congress and-thc neces
sity or peVfect harmony in the repub
lican partyv To further prolong my
candidacy, whether successful or un
successful, it is thought might result
in embarrassment to the successful
candidate in the proper administration
of his great office.
"Believing as I do that my retire
ment from the speakership race at
this time will simplify the situation
and conduce td harmony in the party
with Consequent best results to the
whole country, I have, with the ap
proval of the Illinois delegation, de
cided to withdraw from the speaker
ship contest.
"After my withdrawal and further
conference by the delegation it was
decided to support Colonel Henderson's
candidacy for the speakership, in
which action I fully concur.
"My withdrawal and the subsequent
action of the Illinois delegation Were
had without any consultation with
Colonel Henderson or any of his sup
porters and without his or their
At the conclusion of the conference
Mr. Hopkins sent the following telo
gram td Colottfl Henderson at Du
buque, Ia.z "1 have decided to with
draw from the speakership contest and
the Illinois delegation has determined
to support your candidacy. I wish you
every success."
Sherman ?tlll la the Knee.
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. June 3 The
Post-Standard will tomorrow print
the following signftl statement from
Representative Sherman:
UTICA. N. Y., Jyne 2., 1S99. An
swering your request for a statement
in reference to the speakership contest,
accompanied by your statement that
Mr. Hopkins or Illinois had withdrawn
in favor of Mr. Henderson and that the
Illinois delegation had decided to vote
as a unit for Mr. Henderson. I have
only to say that, assuming both state
ments to be correct and that the entire
Illinois delegation had decided to fol
low Mr. Hopkins to Mr. Henderson
(and both statements are only as
sumed), also that Mr. Henderson has
the entire Wisconsin and Indiana dele
gations, also certain support in other
state. Kansas, Dakota and elsewhere,
he is still over twenty votes short of
a majority of the republican member
ship of the Fifty-sixth congress.
Unless a current report with refer
ence to Ohio is correct. I have not
lost the support of a single member
upoh whom 1 counted. Mr. Henderson
Is not yet selected as the republican
choice for speaker.
So far as I am concerned. I have
striven to eliminate sectionalism from
the friendly contest. Whoever Is chos
en speaker it will be unfortunate if
the selection be based upon sectional
lines, or be, even remotely, the result
of any promises or deals. I am cer
tainly still a candidate. I simply state
broadly that I am in accord with my
party and with the administration.
Cabinet Ilccldcs Tin re ;s Xo 1'resent De
mand for Suh a Call.
WASHINGTON, June 3. The cabi
net at its meeting today decided that
there was no present necessity for the
enlistment of volunteers.
The situation was gone over at the
cabinet meeting very fully before this
conclusion was reached. The presi
dent stands ready at any time it may
appear necessary to authorize the en
listment of the volunteers should more
men be deemed necessary, although
hoping that such a contingency may
not arise. General Otis is to be given
the 30,000 men for whom he asked.
The additional 3,000 or 8,000 troop3
to make up the 3v,000 are to b3 taken
from the regulars now serving in
Porto Rico, Cuba and this country.
The rainy season is now on In the
Philippines and aggressive field opera
tions will have to be suspended for a
couple of months at least,
A letter from General Wood, gover
nor of Santiago province, was read at
the cabinet meeting, which was con
sidered eminently satisfactory. Gen
eral Wood reported that he had com
pleted a tour of the province and had
found things in an admirable condi
tion. There wero no appeals from any
source for food, there were no com
plaints of banditti, all was quiet and
orderly and the people were every
where returning to their peaceful vo
cations. The platform of the Ohio republican
state convention was read to his as
sembled counsellors by President Mc
Kinley, who had received a copy of
it from the Associated Press.
A Chnnre In itankins; Circles.
NEW YORK, J-une 3. The Journal
and Advertiser says: With the disso
lution of the banking firm of Morton,
Bliss & Co. one of the old' landmarks
in Wall street have been removed. Ne
gotiations are now pending by which
the firm will cease to exist and its
business in all probability be taken
over by 'a trust company which is to
be organized; The new trust company
will, it is reported, bear the najne of
the Morton. Trust company, of which
Levi P. Morton, now the head of the
firm, will become the president.
American Gets Loaa; Sentence.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. Judge
Francis Corbin Randolph, formerly no.
Alabama jurist. Is now serving out a
fourteen-yeare' sentence in a Columbi
an Jail. He bought lands from a Ger
man. The title proved to be bad and
during a quarrel he shot the German
in self-defense, he alleges. In a letter
to a friend in this city he bitterly as
sails the American consular officers
in Colomia, whom he declares have
not exerted themselves in his behalf
It's as difficult to keep out of love
as it is to understand it
Last Bad Bites Performed Over Ashes of
the Lamented Officer.
President ot the (Tatted State and Secre
tary or War Witacxs Csremoales Mili
tary Honors Paid ihe Deceased Moat
Impressive Uarlsl Service ror Years !St
the Nation's Cemetery.
WASHINGTON. June 2. (Special
to Omaha Bee.) In the presence of
the president of the United States,
Secretary Alger, Assistant Secretary
Meiklejohn, Adjutant General Corblu.
Brigadier General Greeley. Chief of
Signal Scrvlco Colonel Gordon, U. S.
A-rettred, and many other dls"
guished personages the remain of Col
onel John Miller Stotscnberg of the
First Nebraska volunteers were laitl
to rest In a beautiful spot at Arling
ton cemetery, yesterday afternoon at
4 o'clock. ,
Four troops of the Third cavalo
from Fort Myer and Compales A. U
and M acted as escort for the remains,
which were taken from tho receiving
vault, placed upon a caisson and. es
corted by the Third Cavalry hand,
the cortege wound Us way in and out
of the many beautiful roads of the
cemetery to the grave, which has
entrance to the nation's burial ground,
commanding position near the west
Six privates of the Third were de
tailed as acting pallbearers. The hon
orary pall bearers were Colonel Carter,
Mojor Dravo, Major Johuson. MaJr
Cruse. Major Pershing and idajor
Hodgson, all, with the exception of
Colonel Carter and Major Dravo being
members of the came corps as that ot
the late colonel and were with him
at West Point. , ,t
The band of the Third played dirge
services on the march nnd at the grave
"Nearer My Go to Thee." Chopin s
"Funeral March In G Minor" and at
tho grave side "Como Ye Disconso
late.' The firing plutoon was made up
of CompanyD. Bugler Flctchmafl ol
Troop 11. sounding taps.
Not In many years has there been a
more impressive burial service than
that of yesterday performed over the
remains of the fighting colonel of the
First Nebraska. The day was perfect
and the attendance was especially
large, considering the fact that Colonel
Stotsenberg Was not especially well
known In the cast, nearly all of his
military life having been spent in the
western states.
Nebraska was represented by Sena
tor Thurston. Chief Clerk Michael or
the State department. Law Officer
Charles Morgan of the War depart
ment. Major Pershing and John Hyde
chief statistician of the Agriculture'
The casket Was entirely covered with
beautiful flowers, the president send
ing a beautiful wreath of white ro9es.
Mr. Magoon and Major Pershing send
ing a wreath of red and white tosps.
colors of the University Of Nebraska;
while Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn
sent both a wreath of roses and a clus
ter of lilicS. General Stotsenberg pre
sented a flower piece 5b tho shape of an
emblem of the Knights Templar. Col
onel Stotsenberg having been an ac
tive worker In the Masonic fraternity
while located in this cltv as quarter
master of the Sixth cavalry.
Rev. Mr. Wallace of Marlon. Ind..
read tho burial service of the Episco
pal church, it being the only service
held at the grave beside the volley fir
ing by Troop I! of the Third cavalry
and sounding or laps by the bugler,
which was most impressive.
It is stated that President McKinlcy
is contemplating offering a position to
Mrs. Stotsenberg, as the colonel died
without leaving any estate whatsoever.
Senator Thurston, in speaking of
the death of Colonel Stotsenberg. said
that he probably was largely responsi
ble for it. in that he had secured his
detail to the University of Nebraska
as military instructor and out of that
military lnstructorship came the nom
ination to be colonel of the First Ne
braska, finally ending in his tragic
death on the firing line near Munila.
April 23.
D .Ins; ot Jnstlce Will No Dlncrare the
Mllittrr Organization.
PARIS, June 2. The court of cassa
.lon at noon today resumed hearing
the arguments in the application for a
revision of the Dreyfii3 case. Maltre
Mornard. counsel for Madame Drey
fus, resumed his speech. He reviewed
the facts in favor of DreyfU3. Counsel
expects to close his speech today.
Maitre Mornp.rd's speech was largely
a rethrcshlng of straw already thor
oughly threshed out by MM. Ballot de
Beaupre and Maneau. He warmly
eulogized the report of M. Ballot de
Beaupre and applauded the conclu
sions arrived at by M. Maneau.
- Counsel for Madame Dreyfus con
cluded with protecting against the
idea that even for the sake of honor
of the army might should dominate
over right. He said the army itself
was thirsting for honor and justice to
be rendered and he pointed out that
the army could not be dishonored by
the acknowledgment that a judicial
error had been committed. Counsel
then said:
"I am awaiting your verdict, believ
ing it will prove to be the blessed
dawn which will throw upon otir be
loved country tho light of concord and
The president of the court an
nounced that sentence would be deliv
ered at one of the approafhing ses
sions of the court. It is generally sur
mised that this means sentence will
be delivered on Saturday at the open
ing of the sitting of the court.
line! Over .Tnvlal Remark.
BUDA PEST. June 2. A fatal duel
with pistols was fought yesterday at
Klausenhurg between Prof. Oborschall
of the Press Burglaw academy and
Herr Putuoky. The latter vas shot
In the head. The quarrel which led
to the duel was caused by a jovial re
mark by Prof. Oberschall.
MeCu!los;h Vice rresMent.
CHICAGO. III., June 2. H. R. Mc
CuIIougbt, vice president ot the Chicago-Northwestern
railway, at the an
nual meeting of the Fremont. Elkhorn
c Missouri Valley railroad and the
Sioux City & Pacific railroad, held in
Chicago yesterday, was elected vice
president of those lines.
KIEL, June 2 The auxiliary steam
er Kaiser Wilhelm was launched yes
terday in the presence of Emperor
William, who named her Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse. The grand duchess
of Baden performed the christening.
Colaael Dtotseaberas Revert Cle I
rtaaece f Great Coarase.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Juno 2. The
ar department has made public an
other mail report from Colonel Stoi
senberg and other officers of the Ne
braska and Wyoming regiments, which
participated in an action of February
About 200 Insurgents had been con
cealed in the bamboo south of the wa
ter works for two days. Colonel Stot
senberg. With the First Nebraska, and
Major Foote, with the First battalion
of the Wyoming Infantry, and Assist
ant Surgeon Black of the ambulance,
wero directed to surround the party,
nnd, if possible, to capture or destroy
The Insurgents changed their posi
tion during the night and what with
the bamboo thickets and a heavy early
morning they managed to find an
opening in the American line and slip
through to the river, which they man
aged to cross, although under a hea
vy fire and suffering severe loss.
, General -Hale reported that while
the movement had "born unsuccessful
as to the destruction pf the band,
tho region was thereafter free from
annoyance from the natives.
Colonel Stotsenberg says that he ran
Into a strong force of the enemy
while; trying to get Into their rear, aild
when the fog lifted they followed
himself and party within 200 yards of
them across a plowed ground and ex
posed to heavy Mauser fire. The in
surgents prepared to charge, but two
volleys from the Nobraskans convinced
them that they had enough and they
disappeared toward the San talon riv
er. Tho Ncbraskans did not lost a
man in this encounter.
Captain Black of the ambulance
corps submits a report of the courage
displayed by threo hospital corps men
and eight of the Nebrnska regiment,
who were attacked by a superior force
while conveying the wounded to tho
rear. Their way led across an open
field, under direct fire, at l.r0 yards
from the insurgents, but the enlisted
men gallantly held the natives in check
while the litter bearers went across
the field, and later came in themselves
under a terrific fire from the natives.
Captain Black says: "I would res
pectfully recommend to your favora
ble consideration the following men:
Privates Coleman. Dallery and Car
ter of the hospital corps; and Ser
geant Hedgecock. company HT: Ser
geant Thomas, company K; Private
Bates. Mcllnay, Tucker. Grayson and
Brown, company II, all of the First
Kaval and Military Order .f Hpanlsh
Amerlran War Is Formed.
ALBANY, N. Y.. June 2. There was
Incorporated with the secretary of
state today "the Naval and Military
Order of the Spanish-American War,"
with the principal offices in New York
city. Its objects are to cherish the
memories and associations of the war
waged against Spain; to unite and
promote the tics of fellowship and
sympathy formed by those who parti
cipated In the said war and to acquire
and preserve the records of their Indi
vidual services; to advance the best
Interests of the soldiers and sailors of
the United States; to force unqualified
allegiance to the general movement;
to protect the rights and liberties of
American citizenship and maintain the
national honor and union.
The directors are: Theodore Roose
velt. Albany: Henry C. Taylor. Walter
O. Sears. Brooklyn: Wallace F. Ran
dolph. Frank W. Toppan, Charles IL
Parks, Parker W. West. Leonard
Cheney, L. L. Seaman. W. Butler Dun
can. Jr.. John T. Hilton. A. J. Blecker,
A. B. Frick. New York City; Theodore
C. Zercga, Newport. R. I.; J. W. Clows.
Governor's Island.
The membership list Is limited to
those who have served on the active
list or performed duty (and who are
still in the service or have received
an honorable discharge from the same)
as a commissioned officer, regular or
volunteer, during the war with Spain,
or who participated in the war as s
naval or military cadet.
Comptroller of the Carrency Issaes Hla
Monthly Statement.
WASHINGTON, June 2 The month'
ly statement of the comptroller of the
currency shows the to'al circulation
of national bank notes on May 31, 1899.
to have been ?212 00t.5"!. a decrease
for the month of $iJ49,79 and an in
crease for the year of $14,4rl,709. Tho
circulation based on United States
bonds amounted to $206,305,954. a de
crease for the month of fl.r.60.333 and
an increase for the year of $10,150,019.
The circulation secured by lawful
money amounted to $35,738,600. an in
crease for the month of $1,010,553 and
an increase for the year of $4,301,690
The amount of United States register
ed bonds on deposit to secure circu
lating notes was $230,060,301 and to
secure public deposits $71,172,910.
The monthly report of the director
of the mint ehows the total coinage at
the United States mints during May.
1899. was $7,804,560, as follows: Gold,
$4,803,400; silver. $2,879,418; minor
coins, $121,750. The number of stand
ard silver dollars coined was 2,214,00.
Ohio Solid for Henderson.
CHICAGO. June 2. A special to the
Record from Columbus, O.. sajs that
the fifteen republican members ot con
gress rrom Ohio tonight, at an infor
mal conference, determined to rast a
unanimous vote for David B. Hender
son of Iowa for speaker of the next
Will Ttlk or nineflelds.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. June 2. Hon. f
W. B. Sausby, consul to the Atlantic
coast or Nicaragua, has arrived on the
steamship Hiram from Bluefields. His
sixty days leave of absence was Inter
rupted by the revolution, and he says
that he has simply returned to spend
the rest of his vacation. It is known,
however, that he and Sam Weil, a
leading American merchant at Blue
fields, will go to Washington in a few
days and lay the entire Nicaragua
matter before Secretary Hay. Mr.
Sausby reports that Governor Torres
left Bluefield3 on the 25th. along with
a number of political passengers, none
ot them Americans.
Caaag-e la PostoMce Rtillas;
WASHINGTON. June 2 Third As
sistant Postmaster General Merritt has
ordered a discontinuance of the prac
tice of printing the names of post
masters on any book, blank or card
used In conducting the registry busi
ness and hereafter only the name of
the postofflce, county and state will be
: printed tnereon by the department.
First American Laugh, and the
world laughs with you. Second Amer
ican AB, but the Englishmen. Life.
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