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VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 13.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 5, 1899.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,521.
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IT GOES FAR AND NEAR
Learning Takes Ho Hote of the Boundary
Lines of Nations.
CAMION Ef ORE HARVARD ALUMNI
Degree Conferred Upon Hlni Takes a.
Token or Good Will for Ills Country--Recalls
Similar Incident Orcr a Cen
tury Ago An Interesting and Edify
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. June 30. The
crowning event of Harvard's com
mencement was the alumni dinner
-which took place in Memorial hall aft
er the graduation exercises yesterday.
The guests included President Eliot,
Ambassador Jules Cambon, Alexander
Agassis,' General Leonard Wood, Gov
ernor Roger Wolcott and Admiral
Sampson. President Eliot opened the
speechmaking by reporting gifts of
$1,250,000 to the college during the
year. Governor Wolcott followed in
a brief address and Ambassador Cam
bon wah introduced.
The French ambassador, M. Cambon,
spoke in French and took occasion to
refer to the part he had taken in re
storing peace betwpen the United
States and Spain and to thank Har
vard for conferring on nim the degree
of LL. D. He said:
I feel unable to express to you how
deeply I appreciate the honor Harvard
university has done me by conferring
upon me the dignity of doctor of laws.
I am proud to belong hereafter to
your university, the oldest in America,
and I am touched when I realize that
the thought which prompted the be
atowal of this honor upon me possibly
had in view a higher aim than any per
sonal to me. I cannot forget that a
very long time ago one el my prede
cessors, the Marquis de la Luzerne .vho
in 1781 represented in this country
Kins; Louis XVI., was also made by
Harvard an honorary doctor of laws.
At that time the United States had
hardly emerged from the heroic strug
gle which insured her independence.
France had thou lent you her assist
ance, and your university inscribed
the name of her representative among
those of your honored ones. That was
over a century ago.
Last year Providence designated
France to take the hand of your ad
versary of yesterday, to place It into
yours and to clasp both iu her own.
I was the chosen instrument of the
humanitarian idea which inspired this
act By these feelings rlonc was I
guided. Allow me to thank you for
ta personal honor vou have shown
ne, as you did in cany days to the
Marquis de la Lusterae, because ycu
hereby testify oliCG more to the tradi
tional friendship of our .two nations.
As for myself, whose profession
brings me in daily contact with the
realities of public life, it is a-rare good
fortune to find myself in this atn.os-
pnere oi learning and culture. I am
a son of the University of Paris, a son
of that glorious seat of learning, the
Sarbonne. There it was that Dante,
in the middle ages, leaving Florence,
came to pursue his studies. In those
days no frontiers circumscribed the
domain of art and science. Any may
we not hope that my presence at this
distinguished gathering suggests that
there continues to exist the same un
trammeled spirit which makes the
world of art and letters something
more than the heritage of any one
Admiral Sampson and General
Wood, who talked on war topics in
formally, alBo spoke.
GERM DISEASE TREATMENT.
Dr. Oscar Loew Thinks He Has Discover
ed a New Principle.
WASHINGTON, June 30 Dr. Lowe,
ona of the expert vegetable patholog
ists of the agricultural department,
has developed what he believes is a
point of practical use, a new treat
ment for germ diseases, which prom
ises to supersede the serum treatment
now in use In diphtheria, fevers and
many other diseases. The treatment
is similar in some respects to the se
rum, but depends on a different prin
ciple, the basis idea being the presence
of a class of ferments known as enzy
mes, which are produced by the same
bacteria that produce the disease.
Dr. Lowe and his colleague. Dr.
Emmerich, have studied and cultivat
ed the enzymes of various diseases,
and it is claimed that the enzymes
of certain bacteria will kill not "only
their parent germs, but also the germs
of cholera, typhoid fever, anthraz,
diphtheria, black plague, staphloccoc
cl and probably monoccocci. An enzy
mes that will be fatal to tuberculosis
is being sought, though the bacillus of
tuberculosis seems to be incapable of
producing an enzymes that is fatal to
itself. This is also true of the black
The enzymes are very unstable prod
ucts and for this reason quickly de
teriorate, but Dr. Lowe believes he has
found a method of preserving them in
shape for use.
Mast Answer Many Charged.
WASHINGTON, June 30. The secre
tary of state has issued a warrant for
the surrender to the authorities of
Manitoba of Joseph A. Richardson,
under arrest at St. Paul, Minn., to
answer a charge of embezzlement,
forgery and the utterance of forged
paper in Manitoba.
Battle With Highbinders.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 30. In a bat
tle with highbinders in Chinatown at
midnight Deputy Sheriff V. L. Bache
was shot in the side and badly wound
ed. A bullet entered his right side
and passed out at the back but did not
penetrate the abdominal cavity. Sher
iff Langford received word that six
highbinders were coming from San
Francisco to kill Lee On Poon, presi
dent of the Hip Sing Tong, and with
several deputies was on the watch,
when a gang of Chinese appeared and
opened lire, which was returned by the
officers. Deputy Bache was hit at the
first volley, and it is thought that one
of the Chinese was killed, but his body
has not been found. Four of the high
binders were arrested.
French Fishing- Vessel Seised.
ST. JOHNS, N. F June 30. The
French fishing vessel Nouville Eccsse
from the grand banks, arrived at Cape
Broyl on the southern coast of New
Foundland yesterday in quest of her
ring bait She was seized by the cus
toms officers for a violation of the fish
ery laws. Serious complications are
expected to result from this affair.
The French admiral is coming here to
undertake an investigation.
COLE GIVES HIS TESTIMONY.
Yoang- Man pa Trial tot tils Ufa Take.
BLOOMINGTON, Neb., June 30.
W. S. Cole took the stand yesterda?
on his own behalf, saving that on the
morning of December 2 he wenl to see
George Gessford. who. lives eight
miles northeast of here, to rent a farm
from him and. came back about noon
passing by J. M. Barber's house, talk
ing to Barber a few minutes. Gess
ford and Barber testified, corroborat
ing Cole's testimony. Cole then said
he came on to Bloomlngton, passing
in front of Waldcr'S HVerv bafn and
was seen by & Carlisle. He reached
Toohiah's house at 3 o'clock. Carlisle
also corroborated this. Cole then said
he chopped some wood until about 4
o'clock, when he went to a neighbor's
by the name tof Taylor, half a mile
west, tb see a man by the name of
Stratton, whom wanted to get to husk
his corn near the Kreichbaum place.
He talked with Taylor and Stratton
for a few minutes and then went back,
to Tooman's nouse. About 5 o'clock
while doing his chores Elmer McNeis
came by, who was on the road to
church, to see Tooman and he talked
to McNeis a short tlhie. McNeis then
joined his Wife a short distance away
and they went on to church. Taylor,
Stratton and Mr. and Mrs. McNeif
corroborated this testimony.
During the night Tooman's baby
took sick and Mrs. Tooman and
daughter Grace brought it down stairs,
where Cole and Tooman's son Roy
were sleeping. Mrs. Tooman woke
Roy up and sent him for medicine.
She was doctoring the baby for three
hours, but Cole said he did not get up
or say a word to anybody. The prose
cuting attorney got him very badly
tangled up on this during cross-examination.
Cole said when ooman came
home from Kroichbautn'i Saturday
morning, December 3, he told him that
Kreichbaum had left anil walked lb
Rivertfch-. Monday, December 5, while
Tooman was eating breakfast, he re
marked that if he was going to make
a bargain with Kreichbaum he must
go and see him that day.
While Cole was giving his direct
testimony he sa.d that when J. G.
Smith, ex-sheriff of this county, came
up to see what he knew about Kreich
baum being missing, he told every
thing he knew. When Attorney Adams
commenced shooting the cross-examination
at Cole, he could not say "why
he did not tell him what Tooman had
told him about Kreichbaum going to
Riverton, so they could trace him. He
also said Tooman told him he had
bought forty hogs. Cole sold and help
ed haul ninety, but did not think it
was necessary to tell Smith this. Cole
was asked if he did not think it look
ed strange for Tooman to buy all of
this stuff while he admitted that Too
man was in debt to him and many
others, but his answer was he did not
know. This was the answer to many
of the questions on the cress-examination.
DREYf US IS REPORTED DEA0.
Sensational Stories Given Circulation by
the Pari. Newspapers
PARIS, June 30. (NeW York Wdrid.;
Cablegram.) The evening newspapers:
caused some excitement in the streets'
by printing extras giving currency to
a report that Dreyfus died at sea on;
the way from Devil's island to France.
TheSoir says this grave news leaked
out through a high official who con-,
fided to a friend that the government
received three days ago a dispatch
announcing that Dreyfus had died on.
board the Sfax and that immediately1
the cruiser was ordered to keep away
for five days in order to give the gov
ernment time to take precautionary
measures to cope with the demonstra-t
tion likely to be made when the reporti
The report found credence because;
Dreyfus was said to be very ill when!
he embarked at Devil's island and also"
because the story would explain the!
otherwise unaccountable delay of the
Sfax. It was pointed out, too, as con
firmation of the rumor, that M. Viguie,
chief of public safety, had been recalled
from Brest hastily.
I promptly sought out Premier Wal-deck-Rousscau
in order to learn the
truth. The premier profrsscd utter
ignorance of any such scrsntional dis
patch as it is said the government re
ceived, adding that if Dreyfii3 is dead
he (the premier) doesn't know it. He
says, however, that he cannot explain
the delay of the Sfax and he declines
to tell whether M. Viguie has been
recalled from Brest
PARIS, June 30. As an example of
the Dreyfus rumors current, the Soire
this evening declared that a high
police official speaking to an intimate
friend said the French government
received information forty hours ago
that Dreyfus committed suicide on
board the cruiser Sfax. on which he
left Devil's island for France.
Mr. Itrjran at ciiiis t"nl'.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 30. W.
J. Bryan reached the city this atter
noon and shortly after 3 o'clock com
menced an address especially directed
to farmers, showing that it is to their
interest to have a democratic policy
prevail in national affairs. He com
pared the courage of Funsion in ford
ing a river in the Philippines in the
face of the enemy's bullets with the
courage displayed by the average cit
izen who walks up to the tax counter
and pays taxes, the latter in Mr. Bry
an's opinion, being the more cour
ageous man of the two. Kis speech
htis evening was addressed especially
to dwellers in cities and consisted of
arguments in favor of the policy which
was represented by the democracy of
Harvard Wins All the Races.
NEW LONDON, Conn., June 30.
Harvard won all of the boat races to
day three victories over Yale in
three hours and the western sky
glowed crimson this evenins when the
Harvard 'varsity crew pulled over the
finish line six and a half lengths ahead
of Yale. After eight years of defeat,
the students of Cambridge are tast
ing the sweets of success.
Harvard's, university eight wen from
Yale over a four-mile courss by six
and a half lengths in 20 minutes, 52
Harvard's freshmen eight won from
Yale over a two-mile course by two
and a half lengths in 9 minutes, 33
Harvard's substitute four won from
Yale over a two-mile course by six
lengths in ten minutes, 51 seconds.
ST. LOUIS, June 30. Frank B. Cal
laway, who has been on trial for mur
der here for -several weeks, was. found
guilty in the first degree by the jury.
Callaway shot his wife on An:il 10 last
in a large department store, Trhere she
was employed. The judge will pass
sentence on him this week.
raalt Indictment in the Case of the
Accused Sausage Maker.
COMPELLED TO NOLLE tNE CASE
Error Wa. la the Name of the Party Al
leged to Han Been Mnrdered Accased
Sef rested and Held for Trial Defense
Claims Cdsmlsnlon of a Second Error
CHICAGO, .tube 30. The trial, of
Ahgust Becker, the South Side butcher,
charged with having murdered and
then dismembered and boiled the re--mains
of his wife, in order to leave him
ffee to marry Ida Sutterlin. a 17-year
old girl with whom he had become in
fatuated, came to a sudden end today,
when it was found that the indictment
named Mrs. Becker as Elizabeth, when
it should have been Therese. The court
at once nolle pressed the indictment:
The jury had been sworn in and the
defense asked for a discharge of the
prisoner on the ground that Becker
had been placed in Jeopardy and there
fore could not be tried again: The
court denied the request, however, and
a bench warrant was issued and Becker
rearrested. A new indictment will be
drawn up. The discovery that the in
dictment was faulty created somewhat
of a sensation in the court room.
The result may be, however, that
Becker will escape punishment, as the
case 1b now in such shape that the
prisoner's counsel are confident of a
reversal by the supreme court of a
verdict of guilty if returned. The jury
had been sworh Ih and part of the
evidence of the first witness heard
When the attorneys for the defense
moved that the defendant be dis
charged and the jury instructed td re
turn a verdict of hot guilty,. as the
evidence produced related tb the kill
ing of one Therese Becker, while the
indictment alleged that the defendant
had murdered Elizabeth Becker.
After a moment's excited conference
between the prosecuting, attorneys, the
state moved that, a nolle prosequi he
entered and the defendant be held on
a bench warrant The defense made
the point that if the state entered a
nolle prosequi the court must enter a
verdict of not quilty. The state main
tained that Becker had not been in
jeopardy for the murder of Therese
Becker. Judge Stein then entered a
nolle prosequi and a bench warrant
was issued for Becker, Judge Stein
sitting as a committing magistrate and
hearing evidence relating to the case.
In this proceeding the defense claims
another error was committed. The
witnesses were sworn by the clerk of
the criminal court It was held by
the defense that Judge Stein, Bitting as
a magistrate, should have sworn the
ACCUSE POLICE Of ROBBERY.
Captured llartdlt Implicates Chief of
HAVANA, June 30. Advices re
ceived here from Guanajay today say
Major Jose Acosta of the Cuban army,
accused oi complicity in the recent
safe robbery at Mariel, at first suc
ceeding In escaping the rural police,
but was pursued to a small country
house, which he reached after dark,
bn the approach of the guards Acosta.
who was at a well drinking, attempted
to reach his horse, but the guards
fired and Acosta dropped on his knees
and begged them to spare his life. He
was taken to Guanajay jail and was
afraid the guards would kill him on
the way there. On the promise of his
life being spared, he said his party
numbered twenty-nine, among whom,
he claimed, was Colonel Carlllo Dolz,
who was appointed last week chief of
the Guanajay rural police. Acosta re
ceived $300 as his share of the Mariel
Major Butnes and the head man of
the San Francisco plantation attack
have both disappeared and there are
rumors that they have organized a
party near Cayajabos.
' At Puerto Padre four boats return
ing from fishing were halted by armed
negroes in five boats one mile from the
shore and were compelled to surrender
their fish and everything of value on
The Tenis Retuals and a detachment
of American cavalry are scouring the
hills in search of forty outlaws who
have been raiding that district recently.
The hand is well mounted and has suc
cessfully evaded its pursuers so far.
At Cienfuegos fifty-nine Cuban sol
diers have been paid.
Young Filipino. Warlike.
VICTORIA, B. C, June SO. Advices
from Hakodate state that Captain Sa
kichi of the steamer Hokoku Mam,
Just returned from the Philippines, re
ports that in the northern islands the
young Filipinos are constructing forti
fications against emergencies. Every
port is garrisoned by 1,000 or so vol
unteers, whose weapon, however, are
very crude, only about 20 per cen!. be
ing armed with rifles. They are, how
ever, full of patriotism and state they
wlll not yield to the Americans though
the whole of the islands are destroyed.
The Hokou Maru was warmly wel
comed by the Filipinos, who consider
the Japanese to be a kindred race and
hoped for assistance from them.
The Filipinos were prerared to pay
for arms and ammunition and said
the Japanese vessels visiting the is
lands could take return cargoes of
hemp. Captain Sakichi said he only
sold the insurgents two revolvers and
the cook's knives.
Notable Araay Weddlnir.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., June 30. Lieut
Col. M. P. Maus of Major General
Miles' staff and Miss Lindsay Poor
were married today in St James'
church, Skaneateles. Among the
guests was General Miles, whose
daughter was one of the bridesmiids.
Another bridesmaid was Miss Mary
Sheridan. Col. Francis MIchler was
best man and the ushers Included Col.
James Allen, MaJ. John J. Presling
and Maj. I. H. Strothers. Lieutenant
Colonel and Mrs. Maus left for San
Francisco, where he is ordered on
The Yeaenela Commission.
PARIS, June 30. The Venezuela
arbitration commission resumed its
sessions today and Sir Richard Web
ster, the British attorney general, con
tinued his presentation of the case of
Great Britain. At the conclusion of
Sir Richard Webster's speech the Brit
ish representatives held a short meet
ing. All parties agree that he is mak
ing a strong case for Great Britain.
Of two evils, it is sometimes well to
choose both; bad luck forsakes a man
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CARPENTERS CAUSE DELAY.
Ballet that liall Will Urn Heady tot the
(rest Chores by Evening
CINCINNATI, June 30. The post
ponement of the opening of the golden
jubilee saengerfest of the North Amer
ican Saehgerbund from last night until
tonight caused much disappointment
but it has ii6t detracted from the in
terest in the great musical event. Al
though there are still some skeptics,
yet there is no longer any reasonable
doubt about the great hall being ready
for tonight and for the great concerts
on Friday and Saturday afternoons and
evenings. The mbving Gt the pro
grams along, each twenty-four hours
later than originally announced, will
cause the great Volksfest at the Zoo
logical Gardens to be held on Sunday
Instead tit BatUrdajr.
The local committee did hot begirt
to construct the big hall till all the
money was secured, and afterward it
Lwas compeUd to make sucn changes
as 'to have it cost over $70,000 instead
of $40,000, as estimated. There was
also a strike of the carpenters; But
the local committee depended oh tha'
architect and contractor keeping their
promises. The supervising architect
was prostrated in his efforts and the
contractor had had his troubles, but
the chorus of hammers will now give
way to that of an orchestra of 130
pieces, with a mass chorus of 4,000;
and the noted soloists. There were
additional arrivals this morning, with
usual ceremonies, the same as yester
day. The usual rehearsals continue
through the remaining days so that
the singers are kept quite busy from
morning till night, and there is very
much in the line of jubilee while the
crowds are waiting on the carpenters.
While the visitors did the marching
yesterday they were the spectators
today for a novel street parade gotten
up by the p'ress committee; assisted by
citizens: This parade was a burlesqdf
on street pageants and was enjoyed
more than any other demonstration
of the week: The police and fire de
partments assisted in the burlesque of
the usual parts they take in such
demonstrations. Joseph A. Miller,
publisher of the Ohio Record, the'
organ of the Ohio brewers, and chair1
man of the press committee on enter
tainment, was grand marshal!, with a
large staff in caricature, representing
leading citizens, includnig the gov
ernor, mayor, senators, presidents of
railroads, banks and others. Follow
ing the burlesque parade there were
various joint meetings of musical so
cieties. Much interest centers in the election
of officers tomorrow. There is a very
lively contest between Buffalo, Chi
cago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and other
cities for the meeting of the North
American Saengerbund three years
hence, with Buffalo so far as favorite.
NO CHEERS E0R DEWEY'S NAME.
Dr. Thomas Takes Derided Grounds
BUFFALO, June 30. The national
social and political conference resumed
its session today to discuss non-partisan
efforts in political reform. The
subject is divided into eight sub
divisions "Expansion and Militar
ism," "Permanent Internal Tribunal,"
"Proportional Representation," "Re
call or Imperative Mandate," "Single
Tax," "Non-partisan Temperance," and
"Organized Labor." Each speaker was
limited to ten minutes, with twenty
minutes for discussion under the three
minute rule. Rev. H. W. Thomas of
Chicago presided and discussed "Ex
pansion and Militarism." Mr. Thomas
was one of the first to espouse the
cause of the Cubans. In speaking of
the war in the Philippines, lie declared
it the saddest thing in the history of
the United States. As militarism tends
to despotism, he opposed it, believing
that industrialism means democracy
and the preservation of the liberties
of the people. During Dr. Thomas'
remarks not a syllable of applause
greeted Admiral Dewey's name. Wil
liam J. Ghent of New York took the
opposite side of the question and de
clared that popular sympathy was with
Rain Hinders Harvest.
ABILENE, Kan., June 30. Heavy
rains have prevented harvesting this
week and many fields partly cut are
standing untouched awaiting dry
weather. A soaking rain came last
night and it will be several days be
fore work can go on in the bottom
land fields. The growth of the weeds
is causing much uneasiness. Weeds
are above the wheat in many fields
and arc growing so fast that it is diffi
cult for the binders to operate. The
wheat is becoming very ripe and
chinchbugs are doing damage that
makes it advisable to get to work at
once. Oats and corn are also getting
weedy, but the latter is growing very
fast and farmers look for a flue crop.
Hack From IHncHcM.
NEW YORK, June 30. The United
States cruiser Detroit, Commander
Dayton, arrived during the nignt jnd
anchored off Tompkinsville. The De
troit was at Bluefields taking care of
the American merchants there w.iose
lives and property were endangered
by the unsettled state of Nicaragua's
politics. The Detroit brought from
Bluefields the body of General Daniel
McAuley of Indiana, who died at Man
agua, Nicaragua, several years ago.
Commander Dayton is to go on waiting
orders, being replaced by Commander
J. N. Hemphill, now in command of
the Buffalo. The transfer is to be
made on August 1.
World's Fair Fond.
ST. LOUIS. June 30. The world's
fair committee of 200 held a meeting
at the Mercantile Club tonight when
the mayor made an address on the im
portance of the work. Substantial
progress was reported in the raising
of $5,000,000 for the stock of the com
pany, and the figures of William H.
Thompson, chairman of the finance
committee, indicated that it was with
in $600,000 of the total. A subscrip
tion of at least this amount is expect
ed from the steam railroad interests
and good progress was reported in thin
detail. Much enthusiasm was mani
fested, and the meeting was very sue
Faces Supposed Death Calmly.
VIENNA, June 30. Signor Mareghi,
an Italian aearonaut, ascended today
at Graz, Styria, to a height of 10.000
feet when his balloon burst and he fell.
When about forty feet from the ground
the aeronaut leaped from the car and
was picked up unconscious with a
broken leg. In the car was found the
paper containing the. words, "I am
dying contentedly, having reached my
term." He says he -wrote the sentence
while the balloon was falling.
The Gouley creamery is making from
400 to 600 pounds of cheese per day.
The Beaver City creamery handled
5,142 pounds of milk one day last week.
The Presbyterians of Stockham are
building a church, which it is expected
Will be completed In July.
Farmers of York county were the
guests recently of the Piano Manufac
turing company through their local
agents. Entertainment was provided
and a dinner served. The Geneva ladies'
band furnished the music, to the de
light of all. Many farmers enjoyed
Three Immense Ice houses owned by
the Burlington railroad at McCook
were destroyed by fire, entailing a los3
Od buildings of about $1,000.
Chadrbn district camp meeting will
be held Oti the camp grounds at Craw
ford July 13 ia 24 inclusive. The dis
trict Etfworth league July 12 and 13.
While attending some cattle a few
days agd. Frank LeBar, a prominent
citizen of Wilcox, was attacked by a
vicious cow and considerably injured,
but not seriously. The animal knocked
him down and rolled him about in a
lively manner, but could inflict no se
rious injury on account of having no
Governor Poynter, Mrs. Poyntcr and
Mrs. Fred Jewell left for a visit in Illi
nois. The places, that will be visited
are Eureka, the did home town of Gov
ernor Poyntcr, and one" or two other
towns. The governor will he absent
about a week or ten days, and the rest
of the party will stay about three
weeks. Lieutenant Governor Gilbert
will look after executive business dur
ing his absence.
8. E. Starctt of the secretary of
state's office, to whom has been as
signed the duty of looking after the
execution of the new law relating to
marks and brands of live stock, has
prepared the form for tho application
for registration and will have blanks
ready for distribution in a few days.
Stockmen catt get these blanks by
writing to the secretary of state.
A largely attended mass meeting of
Cbadron citizens, presided over by
Mayor E. D. Satterlce as chairman,
and E. W. Julian as secretary, was
held and arrangements were completed
for a celebration of the Fourth of July
in that city. None of the surrounding
towns will have any exercises and will
come in a body to Chadroh, where they
will be entertained with music, ora
tory, athletic sports, shooting tourna
ment and baseball.
The preliminary hearing of Otto
Drews of Wood River, who is charged
With shooting Miss Gertie Hanson of
the same place on the night of Decem
ber 31. 1897. while out with a serenad
ing party, took place in Grand Island.
The defendant was bound over to the
district court in the sum of $1.F00. his
father giving the necessary bond. The
weapon used was a shotgun, and the
young lady's face was badly disfigured
and the sight of one eye destroyed.
The Sarpy County Agricultural so
ciety has held its annual fair at Papil
lion for fifteen years, never missing a
year until 1898. when it spent its effort
in a fruit exhibit in the Horticultural
building at the Trans-Mississippi ex
position, on which it received a silver
medal. After a year's rest the society
has relocated the place of holding its
fairs to Springfipld, where the fair will
be held this fall for the first time. This
will he on new grounds and with new
Walsenburg (Colo.) dispatch: Davis
S. Carraway, a young assayer and
chemist from Omaha, was arrested
here Saturday afternoon for drawing
checks on the Walsen bank in the
payment of debts when he h?d nd
funds in the bank to meet the checks.
Six separate orders have been turned
into the district attorney's office so
far, aggregating $68. Mr. Carraway
has spent some time in the Sierra
Blanra district ena rlso at the tin
mines in the Greenhorn.
The committee to whom was re
ferred the charges in the disbarment
proceedings against Attorney John C.
Watson of Nebraska City, composed of
Attorneys D. T. Hayden. chairman;
Paul Jessen and S. J. Stevenson of
Otoe county, E. and D. O. Dwyer and
A. L. Root of Cass county, met in ad
journed session a few days npo, and
after considering the specifications in
the charges separately and at length,
gave as their decision that the evi
dence was not sufficient to sustain the
J. L. Roy of Auburn received a tele
gram that his son, who is in Mexico,
had committed suicide. This is the
Roy who so mysteriously dropped off
the face of the earth while he was
station agent at Ithaca about a year
ago, and afterwards being returned as
a soldier from Cuba. After visiting at
Audubon with his parents and Fisters
for a few weeks last fall, he accepted
a position as telegraph operator. The
cause of the suicide is supnnsed to be
the outcome of family troubles, which
was the alleged cause of his leading
Ithaca so suddenly.
Under a complaint filed in the
county court at Bassett, which charges
the unlawful sale of intoxicating
liquors, a raid was made on the rooms
of the Basset Social club and George
Dwinnell. steward, was arrested and
about 100 gallons of Honors were
seized. The club was organized about
June 1, as the result of Dwinnc-H's fail
ure to get a liquor license, and it has
for its incorporators, among others,
some of the leading business men of
the town. A vigorous effort will be
made to stop the dispensing of liquors
by the club and the club w511 as vig
orously contend for the privilege, and
considerable litigation will probably
result from the controversy.
The Coffin fishing party from Ord
are the champion bass fishers. They
caught a bass which lacked but two
ounces of weighing seven pounds. This
is probably the largest one ever caught
in Nebraska, though in Michigan and
Wisconsin as large ones are quite often
As train No. 5 on the Burlington ft
Missouri railroad was pulling into
Crete it struck the horse and buggy
of a Bohemian farmer named Stchlick,
on the crossing, who, for some reason,
failed to get out of the way. The
horse was killed and the vehicle some
what damaged, but the a an was not
Prof. J. A. Snider resigned bis posi
tion as principal of the Beemer public
schools to accept a position in the
Plankisgton, S. D., reform school. The
board filled the vacancy by electing
Prof. T. J. Stoetzel, formerly county
superintendent of Greeley county.
The little party of one dozen active
turners who journeyed to St Joseph
from Fremont to participate in the
Missouri Valley district Turners' field
day exercises, gave a very good ac
count of themselves, winning two first
and two second prizes. When they re
turned home they were met by the
members of the Fremont Turnverejn
and given a warm welcome.
Almost World-Wide in Scope and Magni
ficent in Its Displs-v.
GREAT AND POPULAR ENTERPRISE
Bringing Together a Comprehensive Ex
hibit of Our National Resource. Indus
tries, Slanufwcturcs and l'rodict-Four
Month, of Sight-Seeing, Commencing
July 1, 1800.
Perhaps there arc comparatively few
people who appreciate the vast scope
of the First Greater America Colonial
Exposition which opens its gates at
Omaha on July 1st. The United States
has become, within the past year, a
mighty empire whose possessions lie
on either side of the globe, and it Is
a stupendous undertaking to bring to
gether in one grand comprehensive
exhibit the national resources, indus
tries, manufacturco and products, not
only of the North American continent,
but cf several of the principal islands
of the seas. The peoples of, these far
away sea-girt lands are of different
races; their manners and customs,
their language, dress and modes of
life differ widely from those to which
we arc most accustomed, and both
time and capital are required to secure
all the things necessary to make up
an exposition which will do them jus
tice. That this feat has been accom
plished is due not only to the push
and energy of the Exposition manage
ment, but also to the material and
timely aid extended by the government
and its representatives in the various
islands. A grand opportunity is of
fered to the American people to be
come better informed as to the real
character, resources, and possibilities
of the islands of the Philippines. Ha
waii, Cuba and Porto Rico and the
people who inhabit them.
The village life of the natives will
be faithfully portrayed, their indus-
tries thoroughly exploited, even their
dally occupations accurately repro
duced. In the Coloni:l Exhibits and other
buildings will be found comprehensive
collections which will indicate the re
sources of the different islands and
give an opportunity to judge of the
riches and possibilities of our new
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The illumination of the coming Ex
position will far surpass anything of
the kind ever before attempted. The
Omaha city lighting plant will furnish
the current for the arc lights on the
grounds and for the commercial light
ing of the Midway, and this gives
Superintendent Rustin thousands of
additional lights for the illumination
of the Court of Honor and Bluff Tract.
The dark places of last year's Exposi
tion have been touched with a wiz
ard's wand of light and the effect will
be a fairy scene, far surpassing in
beauty the splendid display of last
LAGOON, WITH FINE ARTS IN
N. B. Smith of Boulder, Cola., will
make a display cf several carloads ot
the products of Boulder county
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The government exhibit will surpass
that of last year. The Llbby Prison
War Museum, an Immense collection
of historical relics, will be augument
rl hv troubles from the war in the
I Ph.iippir.ci3 and the campaigns In Cuba
r.nd Porto Rico. The various otner
exhibits in Agriculture. Mining, Elec
tricity. Machinery, Manufactures and
Art are superior to tho:-.o of last year
and In almost every department will
be new and interesting features.
The r.rcunds and buildings have
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I trees, plants, shrubs and flowers from
tropic and sub-tropic lands being used
in the decorations. In the Horticul
ture exhibit are palms, orange trees
and scores of trees and plants from our
island possessions, many of which are
new to the people of the United States.
The Electrical illumination will far
surpass anything of the kind here
tofore attempted and all that is new
est and most novel in electric effects
will be shown. The Grand Court will
he a fairy city when the thousands of
llshts are displayed and many of tho
effects are startling In their novelty
and wlcrd beauty.
Several features of the coming Ex
position have received more than us
ual attention and among these might
be mentioned the Fine Art collection
which will be the grandest exhibit in
this line since the World's Fair: tho
Indian Congrcs:;. in which the leading
chiefs and warriors of the many tribe?
will participate; tho Pain Fire Works
company, which employs over threa
hundred' people in its realistic repro
ductions of Dewey's famous victory at
Manila, the Destruction of Cervera's
Squadron at Santiago, the Sinking of
the Mcrrimae ami the Storming of San
Juan Hill. The famous British Gren
adier Band, with Dan Godfrey as lead
er, will fill a five uccks engagement
beginning on July 1st. and as this is
one or the finest mimical organizations,
in the world, its concerts will be a
rare treat for those who attend.
There will be a number of special
days, notably the opening day July 1st
and Schley day July 3rd. The glorious
Fourth will be celebrated in a lilting
manner and on these days many noted
naval and militnrv men will partici
pate in the exercises.
The amusement section of the Ex-
position is on a much more elaborate
scale than that last year and tha
Greater Midway will be all and more
than the name implies.
The sinking of the Mcrrimae' by
Hobuon and his gallant crew will be
reproduced on the Greater Amsriea
Exposition M" way at Omaha this
summer, with icalistic effects and ac
curacy cf detail.
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Those who are interested in ethnol
ogy studies will not fail to visit the
Indian congress. It is not probable
that such an opportunity to study tlm
pcr-uliaritics of the North American
Indian will ever again be afforded. The
tribes are scattered far and wide and
many of them will soon be extinct.
Fan- jus chiefs and warriors are pass
ing away and those ancient customs
and observances which have made the
Indian character so picturesque are
fast becoming obsolete. The white
man's civilization is fatal to the In
dian in many ways and once mighty
tr.oes are succumbing to its influence.
The Cubans, chiefly insurgents, who
will inhabit the Cuban village at tho
Greater America Exposition, will ar
rive in Omaha about June l, which will
leave them a month in which to estab
lish the village and arrange the exhibit
t from Cuba Libre.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution are to have a special day
at the Greater America Exposition at
Omaha. Th; invitation was extended
the society at its annval meeting in
Washington last February, and was.
unanimously accepted. The Omahn
chaper has charge of arrangements.
The date will be announced in a'fevy
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