The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 25, 1899, Image 1

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Aid Many Casualties Reported Between
Contending lorcea.
E-ttmated Lwk of the Boon Seven Ilond
red South Africans Open Fir. at
Diirn After Two Ilouia anil a Halt of
Fljrlitinj Ilritom Make Gallant Char; e
Boers Driven From Their roaltioi .
LONDON. Oct. L A correspon
dent, describing the battle of Glencoe,
sums up the casualties as follows:
"Our losses are probably 300 killed
and wounded and that of the Boers
thrice aa many."
Another correspondent says:
"A rough estimate places the Brit
ish loss at 250 killed and wounded
and that of the Boers at S00."
LONDON', Oct. 2L A Glencoe cor
respondent telegraphing yesterday
"A force of 6.000 Boers, led by Com
mandant Genral Joubrt. has been
beaten severely by a force under
General Syaions and the enemy at
this moment are In full retreat.
"Nobody in the camp says General
Symons and staff were aware that
the Boers were going to attack this
morning. It was known, however, that
the enemy were further south, and it
was seen that unusual precautions
were bing taken to guard against a
surprise during the night.
"Must before dawn the Boer artillery
opened lire from the Glencoe hill. The
range was illy judged and the quality
of ammunition bad. In the two
hours and a half firing scarcely a
dozen shells bnrst in our lines. Our
gunners, on the contrary, put up an
excellent practice which began to
"At 7:30 General Symons ordered a
general advance of the infantry bri
gade, which he himself accompanied.
Th Dublin Fusileers were well in
front with the King's Royal Rilles
out on the front and the Leicester
shire re;inient on the left. The men
advanced smartly, taking advantage
cf every bit of cover tactics in which
they had been exercised for weeks
""The advanee was covered by a
terrific lire from our three batteries,
and several Boer guns were silenced
before the Fusileers began to climb
the hill. By the time the Fusileers
ami the Royal Rifies got within 1.000
yards of the crest, the Boer batteries
were completely silenced, our batter
ies having pounded them at 2.500
yards range with crushing effect. The
Boers meantime were keeping up a
heavy ririe fire, which thinned our
ranks considerably
""By 'J o'clock the Fusileers and
Royal Rilles had swarmed over the
hill and the Boers were on the run.
Meantime the Eighteenth Hussars
and the Leicestershire regiment had
moved north and east, thus practically
cuttmc off the Boer main line of re
treat and the enemy, caught between
two fires, lost heavily. At this mo
ment fighting is still going on. but
the defeat of the enemy is already
complete ami oruhmu ami it looka
as thuisnh few would escape.
"Our losses are probably 300 killed
and wounded, and that of the Boers
thrice as many "
Official Keport of the Fight Symons
Wound M-riourt.
LONDON. Oct. 21. The war office
has received the following official dis
patch from Ladysmith. filed at 3.30
this afternoon:
"This from Glencoe: 'We were at
tacked this morning at daylight by a
force roughly estimated at 4.000. They
had placed four or five guns in position
on a hill 5.4UO years east of our camp,
and they fired plugged shells. Their
artillery did no damage. Our infantry
formed for attack and we got our guns
into position. After the position of the
enemy had been shelled our infantry
advanced to the attack and after a
hard fight, lasting until 1:30 p. m.. an
almost inaccessible position was taken,
the enemy retiring eastward. We can
see our soldiers at the top cf the hill.
Our cavalry and artillerymen are still
out. General Symons is severely
wounded. Our losses are heavy. They
will be telegraphed as soon as possi
ble." "
A dispatch frcm Glencoe camp says
that Sir William Symons was wounded
in the stomach, and that General Yule
has assummed command.
LONDON. Oct, 21. There is reason
to fear that the wound received by Sir
William Symons will prove fatal.
No Cause for Fear that Senator Has
Ileen W reeked.
Chronicle say: There is little cause
for alarm at present over the fact that
possibly the L'nited States transport
Senator, with the Iowa troops aboard,
encounterede a typhoon shortly after
leaving Yokohama, according to ma
rine men and owners of the steamer.
The fact that the Empress of India
did not sight the transport and was
herself caught in the typhoon is not
regarded as omnious for the Senator.
In fact, the army officers and both
members of the firm of Goodall, Per
kins & Co.. the owners, are firm in
their belief that the Senator will arrive I
on Monday as scheduled. The Senator J
is built of steel and cost $300,000. She
is only two years old, and is one of
the staunchest vessels on the Pacific
Xankee FUhlnc Vessel Not Allowed to
ein for Herring.
ST. JOHNS. N. F.. Oct. 21. A1
American fishing vessel recently ar
rived at Bay of Islands, on the west
coast, intending to take herring with
a seine.
The colonial government will not
permit this, though the captain of the
vessel contends that this right is con
ceded to the Americans by the treaty
of ISIS.
The colonial government prepared
to enforce its definition of the treaty
by dispatching the revenue cutter
Fiona to the scene.
Stockmen Meet at St. Paul.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Oct. 2L The
tenth annual conrenticii of the Na
tional Live Stock exchange began a
two days' session In this city today.
During the morning an executive ses
sion of the officials was held, the for
mal open sessions of the convention
not beginning until arternoon. In
dianapolis, Milwaukee and St. Joseph
are after the next convention, having
delegations here at work to secure it.
Colambla Easily Vanquishes English
Challenger la Final Kaee.
NEW TORK. Oct. 2L Through wild
and hoary seas, in a breexe that ap
proached the dignity of a sale, the gal
lant sIood Commbia today vanquished
the British challenger. Shamrock, by
six minutes and eighteen seconds ac
tual time, and six minutes and thirtv
four seconds corrected time, thus com
pleting the series for the America's
cup with a magnificent rough weather
duel and a glorious Yankee victory.
For the eleventh time the attempt of
a foreigner to wrest from America the
yachting supremacy of the world has
failed. The trophy won by the old
schooner America forty-eight year?
ago. is still ours, a monument to th
superiority of American seamanship
and American naval architecture, and
a standing challenge to the world. The
intrinsic value of the reward for which
thousands of dollars were expended to
secure, is small simply an antlQuated
piece of silverware which Queea. Vic
toria offered to the best sailing sin
in the world in the early days of her
reign, but around it cluster the sreci
ous memories of unbroken American
triumph and the mastery of the
noblest of sports.
To Sir Thomas Lipton, whose nam?
is now added to the list of defeated
aspirants for the honor of carrying
the cup back across the Atlantic, fail
ure was a crushing blow. His hcae
had been high, but like the true sports
man he is. the sting of defeat has left
no bitterness and with undaunted cour
age he Intimates that he may be back
with a better boat to try again. Dur
ing his stay hi-re Sir Thomas has made
himself more popular than any pre
vious challenger and the yachtsmen of
this country were glad to welcome him.
Except for the repeated flukes and the
unfortunate accident to the challeng
er, this series of races has been un
marred by a single untoward incident.
The bopts hve had two fair and
square races, one in light airs and the
other in a heavy blow, and Sir Thomas
is perfectly satisfied that be was
beaten by the better boat.
Major General Leaves Washington for
Tour of Inspection.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. Major Gen
eral Miles, commanding the army, has
submitted to the secretary of war his
annual report on the condition and
the needs of the army. The report is
very brief and rather formal. It does
not deal with the military situation
in the Philippines, beyond submitting
the various reports of officers forward
ed to the commanding general.
General Miles will leave tomorrow,
accompanied by Colonel Michler of
his staff, for an extended tour of in
spection of the west, northwest and
southwest. He will go first to Chi
cago and thence to Omaha, along the
Northern Pacific as far west as Seattle
and Portland, thence to San Francisco
and back by way of San Antonio and
New Orelans.
The report will be made public after
it has been gone over by the secretary
of war.
Determined that Filipino Envoys Shalt
lie Sent to Me Kin ley.
MANILA, Oct. 21. Captin MacRae,
with a battalion of the Third infantry,
and Captain Chynewith, with a bat
talion of the Seventeenth infantry,
marched to the town of Jose Malinas
for the purpose of dispersing a band
of 300 insurgents under uan Dicarol,
who had recently been annoying our
outposts and travelers along the road
from Santa Ana to Arayat. The in
surgents fled in the direction of Mag
alang. The country between Angeles and
Arayat is now reported clear.
The Democracia reports that the
juntas in the orient and in Europe
intend to send a delegation to Wash
ington to present the Filipino cause.
Regider will probably be the president
ot the delegation and Agoncillo and
Apacible will be among its members.
English Papers Have o Fault to Find
With Result.
LONDON. Oct. 21. The English pa
pers, while expressing regret at the re
sults of the America's cup races, show
the greatest .admiration for Sir Thomas
Lipton and all admit that the better
boat won. The Dublin ExDress says
it hopes that Sir Thomas will try again
in 1900.
The Daily Independent says: "It
was claimed that with a good breeze
Shamrock would win. but even with
this advantage, she was outclassed by
a better yacht."
The Freeman says: "Sir Thomas
deserved better luck. The contest
was fairly fought and America having
agreed to the distasteful conditions has
Former Iowa Governor 111.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21. B. R. Sher
man, former governor of Iowa, now
in this city, was seized with an attack
of vertigo while on the street tonight.
He was removed to his hotel and is
now said to be out of danger.
Gen. Harrison in London.
LONDON. Oct. 21. General Ben
jamin Harrison and Mrs. Harrison ar
rived in London today. General Har
rison has accepted the invitation to
banquet him at the London Chamber
of Commerce October 25.
Nebraska Man Honored.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 21. A court of
the Knights Commanders was organ
ized at todays session of the supreme
council of the Scottish Rite Masons of
the southern, jurisdiction. Four of
the twelve vacancies on the list of ac
tive members of the council were filled
by the election of the following as
sovereign grand inspectors general:
Dr. John W. Morris. West Virginia;
E. T. Taubmin. South Dakota; Harper
S. Cunningham, Oklahoma, and Gus
tave Anderson. Nebraska.
Official Notice of Victory.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21. The regatta
committee of the New York Yacht cluo
performed its last official act in con
nection with the yacht races by post
ing the following notice on the bulle
tin board: "Columbia having won.
three out of five fair races, the Amer
ica's cup remains with the New York
Dewey Assigned to Daty.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2L Secretary
Long today issued an order assigning
Admiral Dewey to special duty at the
Navy department.
Large 5umbera Reported Skin by Mine
Fifteen Hnadred Dead as tbe Eesult of
aa Attack on Klerkadorp Wounded
Are Taken to Johannesburg British
la Camp Near Ladjsmltb. ar. Expect
ing Battle at Any Moment.
LONDON, Oct. 20. (New York
special from Pietermaritzburg says:
"The Basuta natives are fighting witn
I the Boers. It is reported that sixteen
Boers have been killed. The cavalry
is still bivouacked out and slight skir
mishes aie frequent."
The Daily Mail's correspondent at
Capetown, Thursday, says: "A refu
gee who reached Grahamstown today
from the Rand states a train arrived
at Johannsburg Monday evening from
Klerksdorp containing at least 300
wounded burghers."
The Daily News' Capetown corre
spondent. In the course of a somewhat
similar account, says: "The Boers
were drawn over Lyddite mines,
which were laid for the defense of the
town, and the killed numbered 1.5C0.
Every conveyance was requisitioned
to take the wounded men to the hospi
tal." Yesterday was one of the most ex
citing days known at the war office
since the crowd gathered there to
learn the fate of the expedition to
Gordon's relief.
The news that the Fifth Lancier?
had been engagea brought many la
dies and other friends of the regiment
to inquire for news.
The gravest Intelligence today
seems to be the report of the capture
of a train with officers at Elandslaa
gato, for it is understood that tha
whole line was patrolled.
No reporters are allowed at the
front, and it is impossible to gain in
formation, and it is learned that Gen
eral Sir Stewart White has been mak
ing extensive movements in that di
rection, and developments are hourly
The news that Commandant Jou
bert's northern column, with twelve
guns, is now at Dannhauser, is start
ling. Although the Boers have shown
considerable activity in Natal,
there is nothing to indicate that they
are yet prepared for a serious combin
ed attack, and the general belief
here is that unless something unex
pected happens General Sir George
Stewart White will remain on the de
fensive. Mafeking news is still confined to a
repetition of the stories that Colonel
Baden-Powell mowed down 300 Boeri
with his Maxims.
Mod as Viveddl to Approved la England
With Small Changes.
LONDON. Oct. 20. The British for
eign office asserts that the verbal
changes the terms of the Alaska modus
Vivendi are of no practical significance
and have been readily agreed to and
that it is assumed that the United
States secretary of state. Colonel John
Hay. and the British charge d' affaires
In Washington will sign tomorrow.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20 Up to the
close of the State department this af
ternoon nothing had been heard froLi
London respecting the Alaskan modus
Vivendi. When the details of the ar
rangement are made public, which
will follow immediately upon its con
clusion, it will be found that nearly
all of the attempts made up to this
point to describe the new boundary line
were inadequate in important respects.
The Third Race Declared Off.
NEW YORK. Oct. 20. Had the wind
held today the Columbia-Shamroe.'t
series would tave been ended in thre-
straight wins for the defender and the
Irish cup-hunter would have sailed
home without the trophy, beaten aj
decisively as any former candidates.
Only the failure of the wind saved
Shamrock from a greater defeat than
on Monday. Today it was beaten on
the run to the outer mark five min
utes and fifty-one seconds, elapsed
time, and on the leg home, whicn
would have been a beat, but which, ow
ing to a shift of the wind, was a broad
reach, Columbia sailed away from it
like a witch.
When the race w.ts declared off.
about ten minutes before the expira
tidn of the time limit, Columbia was
leading by three miles. It was then
four miles from the finish. Had thJ
race been finished Shamrock would
have been beaten by about twenty min
utes. Dig Pullman Car Dividends.
CHICAGO. Oct. 20. At the annua!
meeting of the stockholders of the
Pullman Car company about two-third?
of the stock was represented. The old
directors were elected. At a subsequent
meeting of the directors the following
officers were elected: Robert T. Lin
coln, president; Thomas H. Wickes,
vice president; A. S. Winsheimer, sec
retary. The total revenue of the comrany
for the year was 11.47S.9-9, of which
amount $9,748,756 came from the earn
ings of cars and $1,735,475 from manu
facturing, rentals, etc. Operating ex
penses were 54.559.SS1. and the com
pany paid out $3,149,550. The surplus
for the year was $2,295,465.
Miss Gould Guest of Town.
WICHITA. Kan.. Oct. 20. Miso
Helen Gould. Frank Gould, Vice Pres
ident C. G. Warner of the Missouri Pa
cific railroad. General Manager Dod
dridge. Dr. Munn. director, and Mrs.
McCracken. wife of the president of the
University of the City of New York,
arrived here today on a special i
over the Missouri Pacific railroad to
attend the street fair. .
Miss Gould was given a reception at ;
the train, and is the guest of the town. ;
Governor Stanley is her escort. Hiss
Gould says that. Kansas people treit ,
her too welL
Destination of Transports.
LONDON, Oct. 20. The Associated
Press learns that the transports whicn (
will convey the army corps about to
start for South Africa win go neither
to Durban nor to Cape Town, both of
which are, already overcrowded with i
refugees, bat to Port Elisabeth, Port
Alfred and' East London, from which '
points railroads converge directly upon i
the Free State border, where concen-
tration will be effected somewhere in ,
the neighborhood of Norvalspont. The
advance will then begin toward Pretoria-
Two Corporation Men Sea ao Wi
Great Combinations.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 20. The
Industrial commission today heard the
testimony cf -Mr. Francis Lynde Stet
son of New York, former law.partner
of ex-President Cleveland, and Mr. Kl
bert H. Gary, president of the Federal
Steel company..
Mr. Stetson, speaking on the general
question of corporation management,
said that as a rule the directors of a
company represented the majority in
terests, and with number could be ot
no great concern. He advocated the
fullest freedom of compact on the part
of corporations, and said that persons
having business with them should
learn to inquire concerning their re
sponsibility, just as they would in
dealing with individuals. He depre
cated the tendency to toward paternal
ism in such matters and said that leg
islation could not make business men
of lunatics and paupers. Any undue
interference of law with corporations
would inevitably- have the effect oi
doing more harm than good. Still, ne
believed that all stockholders in any
company were entitled to know who
their co-owners were and for all purely
public corporations, such as railroad
and insurance companies, he suggested
general publicity.
New Jersey's popularity as an in
corporation state, he said, was due to
the fact that the taxes were low; to
the immunity of stockholders from
personal liability, and to the fact that
no limitation is put upon the amount
of indebtedness a company may con
tract. Mr. Gary explained at length the or
ganization of the Federal Steel com
pany, whose authorized capital is J20U,
000.000, cf wnich almost
has been issued. He explained that
the stock issued included the actual
book valuation of the property owned
by the various plants. 545,000,000; cash
capita!. $10,000,000; increase in value
of property not represented on the
books. $31,000,000; money advanced by
J. P. Morgan & Co.. bankers, who naa
engineered the consolidation, $14,000,
000. The remaining stock had not
been issued and would not be for less
than par value in cash.
Omahans and Winncbagoes Soon to Re
ceive Snug Sum.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. Commls
sianer Jones of the Indian office today
issued an order making payable to the
Omaha and Winnebago Indians in
Thurston county, Nebraska, the semi
annual interest on tribal lands, an
nuities and leases. While the interest
is not payable until spring Commis
sioner Jones has made an exception
to the policy of the department in or
dering this payment, largely upon
recommendations of Senator Thurston
and Secretary Meiklejohn, who have
represented Agent Matthewson. Agent
Matthewson, according to the state
ment made to the commissioner has
increased the revenues of both tribes
from rentals over what they had re
ceived in previous years more than
50 per cent and he wants the Indian;
to have a portion of what Is their dua
at this time rather than defer pay
ment until spring. The Omahas will
receive in all probability a $15 per
capita payment, the balance to be paid
next May. One payment only will be
made to the Winnebagoes, but it will
reach about $20 per capita, the in
crease of rentals on grass lands thi3
y I'.t bringing about a higher per
capita than last year.
Secretary of War Instructs that They Be
Seat Free.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. The secr
tary of war has instructed the quarter
master general to forward from San
Francisco any Christmas boxes which
may be delivered there prior to No
vember 20 for officers and soldiers in
the Philippines.
Such boxes should be consigned to
Major O. F. Long, general superintend
ent army transport service, San Fran
cisco. Cal.
Also to forward from New ork any
Christmas boxes for officers and sol
diers in the Philippines which may be
delivered there prior to November 1,
such boxes to be consigned to Major
F. B. Jones, general superintendent
army transport service. Pier 22 Co
lumbia Stores, Brooklyn. N. Y.
Cases Prove to Be Plague.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 20. Sur
geon General Wyman today received
a cablegram fgrom Inspector Wood
bury, dated at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, say
ing that the plague had made Its ap
pearance at Santos, Brazil. He saM
that there had been six cases and two
deaths, and that autopsy in the fatal
cases confirmed the diagnosis. He
also said that isolation was possible.
No Decision on Rates.
CHICAGO, Oct. 20. The members
of the Southern Traffic association
continued their meeting today without
definite results. As on the day previ
ous the matters before the meeting
were rates to the southwest from
Kansas City and Omaha. The meet
ing will continue through today and
possibly Saturday.
Jesse T. Davis Dead.
NEW YORK. Oct. 20. Jesse T. Da
vis, author of many popular songs,
died today of heart disease, aged 36
years. He was a negro, a native of
Cincinnati and a graduate of a college
there. Among his compositions were
Poverty," "Send Back the Picture
and the Ring," etc
Says Malls Are Not Censored.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 20. Di
rector of Posts Vaille has sent to
Postmaster General Simth a letter en
tering an absolute denial of the pub
lished charge of censorship of th-3
mails at Manila. Mr. Vaille says:
"I wish to state positively that there
has never been a single letter for the
states opened in this office or by any
one after it was mailed at this ofllca
and before its dispatch to the states.
It is inexcusable for anyone connected
with the army in Manila to make the
assertion that there was any censorship
cf the mails."
Two Dead. Several Woanded.
DECATUR, Ala., Oct. 20. Thera are
two dead negroes, three or four wound
ed and two in jail as a result ot a race
war last night and this morning at
.Kast Decatur. The riot was caused by
a negro woman, the wife of Alex Orr,
abusing the wife of Charles Jones, a
steamboat engineer, for which James
severely beat the woman. James was
last night waylaid and severely beaten
A fight ensued with the results named.
It Is thought no further trouble will'
How Ray Was Run Down.
BROWNVILLE, Neb.. Oct. 22. The
odore Cheesman of Fairport, Mo., to
whose efforts is due the capture of
George Ray, the slayer of Frank Chees
man, Theodore's brother, was in town
and told of his successful search for
the murderer. Theodore Cheesman
said at the deathbed of his brother
that he would capture Ray or spend
a life time in the attempt, and natur
ally he was well pleased over the out
come of his efforts.
Ray was betrayed by Mrs. Minnie
Cheesman, Frank's widow, and Ray's
paramour. After Cheesman's funeral
Mrs. Cheesman went to Nebraska City.
where sue remained a short time, and
then went to Victor, Colo., and after
ward to Cripple Creek, Colo., where,
it is alleged, she soon married again,
but lived with her husband but a short
time. During the summer Theodore
Cheesman went to Cripple Creek, and
spent a month watching the actions of
Mrs. Cheesmaa. Before leaving he
hired a detective to look after her.
This man succeedeu in ingratiating
himself in the fickle affections of the
woman, and in a moment of confidence
she showed him a letter from Ray,
signed "J. P. Keegan," the name as
sumed by Ray. The letter was writtea
from Illinois, but when the detective
searched there he had left. "J. P.
Keegan" was traced to northwest Iowa
and arrested. He readily acknowledged
his identity and agreed to return to
Nebraska without a requisition from
the governor. The faling against Kay
is bitter in this community, as Cnees
man was a good citizen, respected by
all. and pitied by many for his infatu
ation for his faithless wife.
Norfolk Collrgtf Burns.
NORFOLK. Neb., Oct. 21. Fire to
tally destroyed the college building be
longing to the Norfolk College associ
ation. The loss is about $4,000, in
sured for $2,000 m the North American
and Connecticut Fire Insurance com
panies. The building was originally
built and used for a hotel and was
known first as the Tillenburg and later
as the Reno. Four years ago it was
partially burned and was purchased
by the college people and moved out
a mile and repaired. A year ago the
college closed its doors, and since then
the building has been occupied by fam
ilies. Honors for Returned Soldiers.
YORK. Neb., Oct. 21. The fire de
partment gave a very pleasant recep
tion and dance in honor of Sergeant
Frank Eaker. late of Company A. First
Nebraska regiment, at the City Hall
Monday evening. Mr. Baker has long
been a member of the department anil
in view of the credit he has been to
the organization, a beautiful watch
charm was presented to him upon their
Young Farmer Crushed
PERU. Neb.. Oct. 21. John Kauser.
i young farmer living about one mile
southeast of Peru, received injuries
while gathering corn which may result
in his death. He attempted to turn .us
wagon at the end ot the field when the
horses suddenly backed into a deep
ditch. Kauser was caught under the
wagon and badly crushed about the
Taxpayers Object to the Expense
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Oct. 22.
There is much complaint among the
taxpayers in the matter of appealing
the Watson case and entailing more
expense to the county. County Attor
ney Wilson says he has not desire
to appeal the case if contrary to the
wishes of the people and the step
already taken is only preliminary, so
that the law points can be taken up.
He will at a later date decide whether
to take the case to the supreme court
Burlington Oiling Its Roadbed.
STRATTON, Neb.. Oct. 22. The
Burlington finished oiling a strip of
their roadbed three miles in length
beginning one mile east of this vil
lage last week. This is the second ex
periment of this kind between this
place and Trenton, a strip of the same
length having been oiled a short time
ago. to see whether or not it would
successfully lay the dust. The exper
iment has been quite successful.
Girl Attempts Suicide.
EDGAR, Neb., Oct. 22. Miss Dais
Perkins attempted to commit suicide
by taking a dose of opium. Meuical as
sistance was called in time to save her
and this morning there is strong hopes
of her recovery. The cause leading up
to the attempted suicide is diappoint
ment in love.
Renter Loses by Fire.
LEXINGTON, Neb., Oct. 21. Mr.
Johnson, a renter, lost his frame sta
ble, one mule three sets of harness,
fourteen tons of hay and hay rack by
fire. The fire company arrived in time,
but the hose was not sufficient to fur
nish any water, so they had to resort
to the buckets. They checked tna
fire so that it did not spread. Children
ilaying with matches started the fire.
U. P. Increases Stock.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Oct. 21. The Unior
Pacific Railway company filed amend
ed articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state, increasing the cap
ital stock $32.71S.00O, bringing the total
up to $196,178,700. The fee paid the
state is $3,277.
Try to Track the Safe.
GENEVA, Neb., Oct. 22. An unsuc
cessful attempt was mnde by unknown
men to crack the safe in the jSlkhnrn
Student Drops From Sight.
ATKINSON, Neb.. Oct. 21. Howard
Greely, 17 years old, attending the
High school at Atkinson, is missing.
He was last seen on Sunday, when he
left his boarding house without notice,
taking none of his effects with him.
He left his room in an untidy condi
tion, which was not in harmony with
his usual custom.
His home is twenty miles northeast
of Atkinson, where his parents are
now living, and they were promptly
notified. Every possible effort is be
ing made to locate the youth by tele
graph and otherwise.
Railroad Project at Sutton.
SUTTON, Neb., Oct. 22. A meeting
of the citizens of Sutton was held in
Morrill hall to consider the proposi
tions offered by the promoters of a
north and south railroad from Nio
brara through Sutton to Concordia,
Kas.. the railroad to be known as the
Nebraska & Gulf, to connect with the
Santa Fe at Concordia, Kas., which
leads to the gulf. The citizens were
in favor of bonds for the road, and a
committee of ten representative busi
ness men was appointed to meet the
roalroad promoters.
lotable Event Takea Baca in Trinity
Cathedral, Omaha.
aareaia Court Decides la Faror of MMr
Saariatcadaat Abbott In His Salt
against the State Grand island Beat
Sogar Company Voluntarily Increase
Wages of Kuiployes.
Consecration of a Bishop.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 20. Trinity Ca
thedral was crowded with a notable
audience assembled to witness the
consecration of Rev. Arthur Llewellyn
Williams, bishop-coadjutatcr of the
diocese of Nebraska. All the pews
were taken early in the morning, an
hour or more before the beginning of
the lengthy services, and at 10 o'clock
when the ceremonies opened, there was
scarcely standing room.
It was a representative audience of
prominent Omaha people with a dis
tinguished aggregation of visiting
clergy. The ceremonies were impres
sive and grand.
A striking feature of the opening
ceremonies was a procession of the
clergy and others, which formed in
Gardiner Memorial parish house, and'
marched up the center aisle of the
cathedral, acting under the direction
of the master of ceremonies. In addi
tion to the clergy were members of the
choir, cross bearers, lay officers of the
dioceses of Nebraska and others. This
procession was an inspiring sight.
While the bishops were entering the
sanctuary the introit. Psalm exxi, was
Rt. Rev. George Worthington, S. T.
D., LL. D.. bishop of Nebraska, was
the presiding bishop and consecrator.
The co-consecrators were Rt. Rev.
John Francis Spalding. D. D.. bishop
of Colorado, and Rt. Rev. Theodora
Nevin Morrison, D. D., bishop of Iowa.
Rev. Mr. Morrison served as substitute
for Rt. Rev. William Edward McLaren,
D. D., D. C. L.. bishop of Chicago,
who was unable to attend on account
of illness. Rev. Mr. SVsLaren had been
mentioned on the program as the
preacher, and in his absence Rev. Mr.
Morrison delivered the official sermon.
Then came one of th Impressive feat
ures of the consecration. The bishop
elect appeared and promised conform
ity to his obligation, using the follow
ing form:
"In the name of God. Amen. I, Ar
thur Llwellyn Williams, chosen bishop
coadjutor of the Protestant Episcopal
church in the diocese of Nebraska,
do promise conformity and obedience
to the doctrine, discipline and wor
ship of the Protestant Episcopal church
in the United States of America. So
help me God, through Jesus Christ."
Odd Fellows In Nebraska.
HASTINGS. Neb., Oct. 20. The re
port of L P. Gage, grand scribe, gives
the following summary of the patri
archal branch of Odd Fellows in this
Number of encampments last report,
36; encampments Instituted. Anchor.
No. 47; Lexington. No. 4 ; Member
bership. 1.226; initiated, 84; reinstated.
22; admitted by cam. 28; undercount
last report. 2; total membership. 1.
362. From this there should be de
ducted 105 for withdrawals, deceased,
expelled, etc.. which leaves 1.257.
The total receipts ot subordinates
are $3,111.15; current expenses. $1.
757.83; paid for relier. $25; total paid
for relief. $440.75. Number of patri
ots relieved. 39; number ot weeks
benefit paid. 145; assets of subordi
nates. $12,345.64.
The grand encampment receipts were
$452.77; expenses for the year, $452.70,
leaving a balance of 7 cents.
Decides for Abbott.
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 20. The su
preme court decided In favor of ex
Superintendent L. J. Abbott of the
State Asylum for the Insane in his suit
against the state for $1,000. which
amount he claimed was oue under aa
appropriation by the legislature. The
salary bill as passed by the legislature
of 1S97 provided for a salary of $2,000
per year for the superintendent of the
asylum, but the bill signed by the gov
ernor provided for a salary of $2,500.
Several other claims similar to the
one of Dr. Abbott have been filled with
the auditor and, according to the de
cision of the supreme court in the case
decided, they will probably be paid.
Voluntary Increase.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Oct. 20. Ihe
American Beet Sugar company raised
wages 15 per cent on an average. The
lowest paid laborer now receives 1.80
per day, with corresponding Increase
to skilled workmen. The order applies
to the Norfolk as well as the Grand
Island factory. The action is entirely
voluntary on the part of the company
and is a pleasant surprise to the em
ployes. Two hundred employes are
working here and about the same
number at Norfolk.
Tramp's Raven ge.
EXETER. Neb., Oct. 20. Robert
Krause, a German farmer, living six
miles southeast of this town, lost his
barn, horses and harness by fire. He
was awakened by the pawing of the
frantic horses, but the fire was under
such headway that nothing could be
saved. The fire is thought to have
been started by a tramp to whom shel
ter was refused.
Jail Breaking at Broken Bow.
BROKEN BOW. Neb.. Oct. 20. Will
lam Miller, the Merna postofflce bur
glar, and Bart Olson, a young man
of this place, who was waiting trial
on the charge of stealing a suit of
clothes, broke jail at this place and
so far have made good their escape.
They stole a horse and buggy with
which they left town, it is thought.
Olson, who was left outside of the steei
cage, broke the lock on Miller's ceil
door and by cutting a hole through a
brick partlon wall, they entered the
coal bin and escaped through a window
RellTet by Death.
FREMONT. Ne b.Cct. 20. Robert
Bridge, jr., the only son of Mr. ana
Mrs. Robert Bridge, died yesterday.
Ha wa3 27 years of age, and had been
a sufferer since childhood from the re
sult of an attack of spinal meningitis
when he was 5 years old. A few
months ago he took an overland trip
to the mountains. In the hope of ob
taining benefit, but returned unim
proved. His two 3isters. who are at
school at Lincoln and Wellesly, have"
been notified, and will return home.
Funeral services will be held at the
family residence Thursday afternoon
at 2.
Enjoins State Board.
LINCOLN. Neb., Oct. 19. The su
preme court has granted a temporary
Injunction restraining the board ot
transportation from proceeding with,
the hearing of the complaint of John
0. Yelser against the Nebraska Tele
phone company. The application was
made for the injuncuon by W. W.
Morsman, attorney for the telephone'
In the petition filed by Attorney
Morsman he sets out the history of the
case. The complaint against the tel
ephone rates was filed by Yeiser with
the board of secretaries of the board
of transportation. The board proceed
ed under the act of 1S97, which gave
it authority to fix and regulate rates
of telepragh and telephone companies
as well as of express companies. The
telephone company went into the
courts with its contention in opposi
tion to this position of the board, and
also set up the unconstitutionality ot
the act creating the board. This case
went through the district court. If
having ben brought, up by the com
pany. This decision of the supreme
court was against the telephone coci
pany. Soon after the supreme court deci
sion the board of secretaries, under
direction of the board ot transporta
tion, informed Yeiser that it was ready
to take up the hearing of his case.
This date for continuing the hearing,
which hail been interrupted by the
court proceedings, was set for October
19. When the telephone company
went into court at first it asked for
an injunction to restrain the board
from attempting to interfere with its
rates and management.
Nebraska Stockmen Buying Sbeep.
SOUTH OMAHA, Oct. 19. The Den
ser Stockman has this to say of sheep
feeding conditions in Nebraska: "The
big Nebraska feeders are getting dowu
to business. They have concluded that
prices on southern lambs are not too
high when the cheap corn is consid
ered. They are going after the lambs
now and buying them by train loads.
Another conclusion has been reached,
and which is in the main responsible
for the heavy buying going on now.
not only in the south, but in the west
as well. The beef supply available next
spring does not figure out as going
to be as great as the demand, conse
quently there is a great likelihood that
beef will be high. To counteract this
high market and to supply such con
sumers as will not find themselves
able to buy the high-priced beef all
the time there is a strong possibility
that much mutton will be consumed,
and these sheep buyers are getting
ready for such demand.
"The latest purchase of forty car
loads of New Mexico lambs and yearl
ing wethers by a big Nebraska feeder
at a cost of $2.30 per head at point of
loading is a price that cannot help but
render a handsome profit when mar
keting time comes."
Where la Taaneblll.
COLUMBUS, Neb.. Oct. 19. It Is
now ten days since John Tannehill left
this city to avoid arrest on the charge
of forging notes to the amount of
over $1,600. Not the slightest trace
of him has been found, which has lea
to all sorts of rumors concerning his
whereabouts. All ot them, however,
are supported by no facts, and where
Tannehill is remains as deep a mystery
as ever.
One rumor has him in Mexico; an
other, en route to the Philippines; a
third, that he has taken his own life;
and some believe he has tied to Kansas.
It was at first thought that Tanne
hill's property would aggregate a suf
ficient amount to liquidate tne forged
paper. Developments indicate that it
will by no means do this. If his wife
exercises the right ot the $20,000
homestead redemption, which it is un
derstood she will do, no margin will
be left.
Child Dies to Suvo Sister.
GENEVA, Neb.. Oct. 19. The 8-year-old
daughter of Jacob Hofferber. living
west of the railroad tracks, attempted
to kindle a fire with kerosene, result
ing in the probable loss of two lives.
The oil in the can exploded, setting
fire to the child's clothing and also
to that of a little 2-year-old girl and
a boy of 11. who were in the room.
The latter at once rushed out giving"
the alarm. The mother was working
some distance from the house at tue
time. The two girls were terribly
burned and the eleder did not survive
the night. The boy's burns are also
severe and he is not expected to re
cover. The elder girl might have escaped
almost without injury, but turned uack
ifter leaving the house to rescue her
sister. She managed to save the ter
ified child, but herself received fatal
injuries. ,
Grand T.odge of Odtl Fel'otrs.
HASTINGS. Neb.. Oct. 19. The an
nual state meeting of the grand lodge
of the Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows and the Rebekah assembly opened
here with a combined attendance of
over 300. The grand encampment was
called to order by J. S. Hoagland ot
North Platte. Various reports were
read, after which the following officers
.vere elected and installed; Grand pa
triarch. James Taylor of Lincoln,
;rand senior warden. E. C. Eedrich of
Tecumseh; grand scribe. I. p. Gage
ot Fremont; grand treasurer, y. B.
Bryant of Omaha; grand nigh priest.
VL D. Cameron of T.roumseh; grand
junior warden, J. C. Shaw of Lincoln;
representatives to soverign grand
lodge, W. B. Heim of Omaha and Jacob
Heiler of Hastings.
George Ray Caught In Iowa.
AUBURN. Neb., Oct, 19. Sheriff
Cole received a telegram from a town
n northwestern Iowa notifying him
af the arrest of George Ray. who last
December killed Frank Cheesman of
Brownville, this county. Ray admlt
:ed his identity, and offered to return
without a requisition. The sheriff has
lone for him. Cheesman surplsed his
wife and Ray together at his home
ine evening and in an encounter be
.ween the two men Ray shot Cheesman.
fatally and escaped. Several hurnfred
dollars in rewards have been, offered
for his capture.
Dead Body Fonad Hanging.
DOUGLAS, Neb.. Oct. 19. An un
known man was found by a Missourf
Pacific train erew on the Cret hranh
iwest of Sprague, hanging to a rail
road bridge. Life had been extinct
for some time and the body had bekun
to decay. He was apparently about
40 years old. He had only one arm.
wore a black suit of clothing and was
Talrly well dressed. His hat was found
!ying near him. From all indications
he had committed suicide, as he was
hanging suspended from the bridge
with about six feet of rope.
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