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VOLUME XXX. NUMBER 37.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEBJKESDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1899.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.545.
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BDLLER MAKES REPORT
English 6zrsral Ssgreti Separcng a
Senom Eeveae u Tngela Eirer.
MEtS CATTlef: TW Of MS ttJNS.
British Art Oaly Able t. Save ! at
Taeir Artillery Pier. Eaessy KU1
Jfenrty A.1 tan Horses C
Katn sifr nTeavy T
Inj Attack Cat. Sreeae
LONDON. Dec IS. The war office
received a dispatch announcing that
General Buller has set with, a serious
v?ne, losing eleven guns.
General Buller was attempting to
cross the Tugela river. Finding it im
possible to effect his object he ordered
it retirement in order to avoid greater
loeees. He left eleven gnu behind.
The following is the text of General
Boiler's dispatch announcing his re
verse "CHEYELEY CAMP. Dec 15.-6:20
p m. I regret to report a serious re
terse. I moved in full strength from
our ramp near Cheveley at 4 this a
m. There are two fordable placets
in the Tugela river and it was my in
tention to force a passage though one
of them. Tny are about two miles
"My intention was to force one or
the othr with one brigade, supported
by a central brigade. General Hart
was to attend the left drift. General
Hilyard the right road and General
Lyttieton was to take the center and
re support either Early in the day
I saw that General Hart would not be
able to force a passage and I directed
him to withdraw He had. however, at
tacked with :rreat Kalian try and his
leading battalion, the Connaught Rang
ers. I fear, suffered a great deaL CoL
1. G. Brook1 was seriously wounded.
"1 then ordered General Hilyard to
advance, which he did. and his leading
regiment, the East SuTey. occupied Co-l-nso
station and the houses near the
bridge. At that moment I heard that
the whole artillery I had sent to sup
port the attack the Fourteenth and
Sixty-sixth field batteries and six naval
12-pounder quick-firers under Colonel
Long had advanced close to the river,
in Long's aesire to be within effective
range. It proved to be full of the ene
my, who suddenly opened a galling lire
at close range, killing all their horses
and the gunners were compelled to
stand to their guns. Some of the wagon
teams got shelter for troops in a donga
and desperate efforts were being made
to bring out the field guns. The fire
however, was too severe and only two
were saved by Captain Schofield and
some drivers whose names I will fur
nish. "Another most gallant attempt, with
three teams was made by an officer
whose name I will ootain. Of the
etgnteen horses thirteen were killed
and as several drivers were wounded
I would not allow another attempt, as
it seemed that they would be a shell
mark, sacrificing life to a gallant at
tempt to force the passage. Unsupport
d by artillery, directed the troops to
withdraw which they did in good or
der "Throughout the day a considerable
force of the eaemy was pressing on
n.y right Sank, but was kept back by
mounted men under Lord Dundonald
and part of General Barton' brigade.
"Th- dav was intensely not and most
trying for the troops, whose conduct
-r as excellent. We have abandoned ten
guns and lost by shell fire one. The
losses in General Hart's brigade are. I
believe, heavy, although the proportion
of severely wounded I hope is not
large. The Fourteenth and Sixty
sixth field batteries also suffered se
vere losses. We have retired to our
camp at Cheveley BCT-LER."
RC0T ADVISES MERCY
Would Commote Deatn sentences Paed
WASHINGTON Dec 15. Secretary
Root has recommended commutation
of the death sentence imposed by
ourt-marual of Corporal Damhofer
and two other oldiers of the Wash
ington volunteer regiment, who were
convicted c? ravishing Filipino wo
men. The commutation recommended
i-; to twenty years' imprisonment. In
making the" recommendation Secretary
Root states specifically that he is sat
isied with the legality of the original
sentence, although they had been
called in question by military law
vers. LANDS f OR SOLDIERS
Irepr to Extend Homestead Law to
SuanUh Vf sr Veteran.
WASHINGTON Dec 16 Senator
Fester of Washington todav introduced
a bill extending the bounty provision
of the homestead law to the soldiers
who served in the war witn Spain who
have served or are serving now in the
Yale Get the SioaeT-.
NEW HAVEN. Conn Dec 16. The
contest instituted by Robert H. Wal
ters of Newburyport. Mass.. against
the will of his uncle, the late Prof.
Othniel C. Marsh cf Yale university
has been settled. A formal decree was
entered in the superior court by Judge
G. W Wheeler today, approving the
will by wnich the entire estate, in
volving between S75.000 and 1100.000.
goes to Yale university Watters"
contest was voluntarily withdrawn.
Kill in a Bis; Lnmher Deal.
MINNEAPLOS. Dec 16. A special
from Seattle. Wash., says
Mcst of the propety owners of the
Everett iWash.) Land company, in
rluding the holdings of John Rocke
feller, have been sold to a New York
snd Boston syndicate whose member
ship includes James J. Hill and other
Great Northern factors.
Frederick Weyerhnaer the lumber
king of Wisconsin, who bought 1.0Q0.
000 acres of timber lanALin Washington
for several million dollars is now nego
tiating for immediate tracts in Sno
homis and continguoos counties.
Fire at the Penitentiary.
LINCOLN, Dec It Fire in the
tone building just south of the west
end of the penitentiary cell house this
afternoon was damaged and destroyed,
property estimated roughly by state
ameers to be worth S1S.0OO to 120.000.
The fire was discorered during" the
noon hour when all the convicts were
in the cell house. There is yet a doubt
as to whether it commenced in the
state's laundry or the shoe anon, or in
the work room of the Lee Broom and
Duster company. -
asnsfcesi aa Its W
LONDON, Dec It (New Tork
World. Cablegram.) British dominion
la Soeth Africa has beeu stakes to
I bear that Sir Alfred Milner. Brit
ish high commissioner in South Africa,
and governor of Cape Colony, demands
the assent of the imperial government
to the proclamation of martial law
throughout Cape Colony.
Lord Salisbury is unwilling to grant
the request, sare as the very last re
sort, as such a dangerous confession
of gravity of the British position would
be offering a positive inducement to
England's enemies to take advantage
of its extremity.
Sir Alfred MXlner reports that Dutch
disaffection, has bow reached a paint
where ordinary law is useless to stsm
it. He wants the power not only of
summary arrest without warrant of
suspected persons and the right to de
tail tkem without trial, bat also the
power to snppfWBtke Dutch-newspapers
throughout tne colony which in
sist upon publishing accounts of Brit
ish reverses and criticisms of the war.
Rigorous as is the censorship of dis
patches to England, it is liberal com
pared with the wholesale: suppression,
of unfavoraole tidings by the British
authorities in Cape Colony. Th
Rhodes papers concur in this policy,
but the Dutch give stories that filter
through from the front, though they
often have had to rely more than once
for news from English papers three
Milner is declared to be in a state of
hysteria over the awful miscarriage of
his policy and the ruinous price Eng
land is paying for following his advice
He sees none but members of his staff.
The government of Capo Colony Is
largely run by Sir Forestier "Walker,
commander in chief of the Cape.
TWO MUSKS WITH itlELS
American Sergeant Attacks Four Hen
WASHINGTON, Dec 16. The War
department received a cable message
today giving the latest development
in the situation in the Philippines.
-MANILA, Dec 15 Batchelor. Twenty-fourth
infantry battalion, reports
on the 7th inst.. had an engagement
at the junction of Magat and Rio
Grande rivers, Isabella province, ene
my leaving four dead and five mor
tality wounded in trenches. Our loss
was one drowned and four wounded.
Says he is m need of clothing, pro
' visions and money. Will reach Tug
ueargo. Cagayan province, shortly.
Doubtless the navy relieved him yes
terday "Four hundred and seventy-five
Spanish prisoners arrived this morn
ing, among them the sick at Vlgan.
numbering 120. Young at Banqui,
northwestern Luzon, reports that his
troops are still pursuing the rem
nant of the insurgents, who have
twenty-three American prisoners in
their possession. The country is ex
ceeding rough. Our men, without
shoes, are still persistently pursuing.
Few Spanish prisoners now in hands
ot insurgents, probably 1.000. mostly
in south. Expect to effect their relief
in a few days.
"Negros reports Sergeant Alfred.
Koerier Sixth infantry twenty sol
diers and eighteen native police at
tacked 400 insurgents at MadrigaL
Negros. this morning. No casualties.
Enemy's loss twenty-eight killed and
many wounded. OTIS."
MYNE ABANDONS RESOLUTION.
Wisconsin Xaa Decided Not to Posk aW
WASHINGTON Dec 16. The Payne
resolution for the reappointment of
delegates to the national republican
convention on the basis of the repub
lican vote cast in the states and ter
ritories will not be pressed at this
1 meeting of the national committee.
' Up to tonight Mr Payne, the au
thor, had fully intended to offer the
resolution tomorrow and to urgp its
i adoption, but after a conference with
the president at the White House to-
' aivhr -it rhffn Qomi"v TVt1t ?$
Governor-elect Nash of Ohio were
present, he decided to abandon the ef
fort to have it acted on at this meet
ing. Much opposition had developed
to the proposed change and the con
1 elusion reached that it was inexpedi
ent to push the matter at this time.
Mr Payne will make a statement be
fore the committee in the morning set
ting forth the reasons which prompted
him to reach the decision stated.
tmiLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Ooaker City Secures It on the Secoad
WASHINGTON. Dec 16. The repub
lican national convention will be held
at Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 19,
next. The place and date were decided
upon by the national republican com
mittee today after a friendly contest
for the honor of entertaining the con
vention between the city selected and
Chicago. St. Louis and New York.
The balloting occurred in the after
noon behind closed doors. Upon the
first ballot Philadelphia received 13
votes. Chicago 0, New York 7. St.
Lcuis 9. On the second ballot the con
test narrowd to Philadelphia and Chi
cago, the New York votes went to
Philadelphia and the St. Louis vote
was split between the City of Broth
erly Love and the Windy City of the
Defaulter Caag-kt In Taagier.
WASHINGTON. Dec 16. United
States Consul Gummere at Tangier
cabled the state department tftr the
Moorish authorities have just arrested
Thomas J. Hunter, who is wanted in
Atlanta, Ga on a charge of defrauding
to. his accounts as anditor of a rail
road. Hunter at first denied his iden
tity and claimed to be a British sub
ject, but he fitted the description of the
fugitive accurately and the consul
general is satisfied he has the right
man. There is no extradition treaty
between the United States and Mor
roco. but consent was given to the
Caanrmea he- the aeaate.
WASHINGTON. Dec IS. The sen
ate today confirmed the following
C T. Stranahan of Lewiston. Idaho,
agent for the Indians of the Nex Peicca
agency in Idaho.
Utah C Meighan, Ogden.
Miawmri C. Drew, Appleton City;
C L. rGay, CarteriUe; G. C- lnake
meier. La Grange; C L. Mowser,
Braymer; J. C Robertson. If onntaia
I Grove; A. Blerwirta. Cane Giraraaan.
Cavalry Ctptoxsi Place When Spain
Bonerc la Last Peace.
MtiCI AMMUNITION IS SEClilO.
Peaate af Aperri Valley
Cian SalsUars f tae I
Infantry Feeble lUatetM
eaaeina Tina as
MANILA. Dec 15. A detatchment
of Colonel Hayes cavalry under Lieu
tenant Arnold has captured Biaraaba
to, the atouatain stronghold where the
last insurrection was ended with a
peace treaty. A large quantity of mu
nitions of war was secured.
Major Batchelors battilion of the
Twenty-fonrth infantry is xaaking
slow procSTh"IBeXparri valley- Tke
villagers are giving the colored troops
banquets and balls everywhere.
WASHINGTON, Dec 15. General
"MANILA. Dec 15. General Law
ton reports Balucan province free of
insurgents. Yesterday two troops of
the Fourth cavalry captured the strong
mountain position of Biacnabato, with
food supplies, clothing, cartridge fac
tory and barracks. Mar Arthur's troops
occmupied Iband. a town on the south
western coast of Luzon. There was
slight opposition and but few light
casualties. December 8 Bates reported
from Zamboanga that he had garrison
ed Basiian and is sending troops to
Cottobato and Davao, that the condi
tion of affairs is satisfactory.
"Eighteen hundred Spanish prison
ers have been received in Manila, over
2.000 more are en route and 1.200 were
shipped to Spain. These prisoners are
in much better physical condition than
the Spanish troops which surrendered
when Manila capitulated.
AfTER if AD ANi WOl'Mf D.
Ambalaes Start Oat to Gatker Up the
MODDER RIVER. Dec 13. Amtra
lances started out yesterday under the
nag of truce to collect the wounded
and bury the dead at Magersfontein.
Brigadier General Wauchope. who led
the Highland brigade, was found dead
near the trenches, shot through the
chest and thigh. Several wounded
were near the trenches. The side of
the hill and the immediate neighbor
hood of the Boer trenches showed
dead bodies all about. One wounded f
Boer informed the correspondent that
their loss was terrible. The whole
Scandinavian contingent was de
stroyed. Judging from information
gleaned from the Boer wounded the
Boer loss must have been 700. 1-e
destruction wrought by the naval guns
was enormous. Word was passed
along the Boer line to prepare to re
treat at night fall. All confess that ti
was their greatest loss during the war.
the British troops have returned to
Modder river owing to the tack of '
water on the position held yesterday.
EVANGELIST M00IY IS WORSE.
CossaUeatloas Have Arisen aad Dr. ghat
tack is Called In.
WEST N0RTHFD2LD. Mass.. Dec.
15. Dr. N. P. Wood, the family phy
sician of Dwight L Moody, the evan-
gelist, issued the following bulletin
this afternoon ,
"Dwight L Moody has not been as
well during the last few days. Com
plications have arisen which have
caused much anxiety. His lower ex
tremities are swelling and albumin&ry
has appeared, which is considered to
be due to the cardiac or heart trouble.
Dr. Frederick C. Shattuck of Boston,
professor of clinical medicine at Har- .
vard Medical school, was called in con
sultation on Wednesday He endosed
the diagnosis already made and is quite
hopeful of ultimace recovery. Mr. ,
Moody is connned to his room and
only his family and most intimate
friends are admitted."
Dr Wood declines to add anything
to the bulletin or explain it m anyway
ANTKITATES JANUARY INTEREST.
Will Be Paid oa Presentation ef Bonds
at the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. Dec 15. Secretary
Gage today announced that he would
anticipate the interest due on January
1, 1900. on registered and coupon 4
per cent consols of 1907, without re
bate. Checks to the number of 26.563
will be mailed tomorrow to holders of
the registered bonds and interest on
the coupons will be paid on the pre-
sentation of the bonds. The amount
of the former is S4.386.505 and the lat
ter S67L3SL making a total of S5.057.
886. less the interest on bonds recently
purchased and less the interest already
anticipated by the secretary's offer of
October 10, to pay interest due at any
time during the present fiscal year.
with a rebate of about 2.4 per cent.
Applications for interest to become due
under the offer of October 10 must be
made before January -.
Woald Contest in Kentucky.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Dec 15. Near
ly all the members of the democratic
campaign and state central committees
arrried today. Their conference be
gan at noon. Without exception they
are in favor of making a contest be
fore the legislature to oust the repub
lican governor and lieutenant gov
ernor, and say that not to contest
would be a virtual indorsement of tis
sue ballots and soldiers at the polls.
Two More Divisions to Go. j
LONDON. Dec 15. The war office
this eveinna made this announcement:
"The Sixth division has been mobil
ized and four battalions of this divi
sion will have been embarked by Sun
day. The government has also ap
proved of the immediate mobHixation
of the Seventh division." " i
Qweea Victoria Prne rated.
NEW YORK. Dec 15. A dispatch
to the Herald from London, says:
It is stated by a person -n a position
to know that the queen's mental anx
iety gives the gravest alarm to the
The queen insists on receiving the
minutest information from the war of
fice as to the state of affairs. Yet she
is completely overcome when the par
ticulars of each engagement are re?
Jary Af tar Ptacrec
LANSING, Mich., Dec 13. Governor
Pingre was today served with a sub-
yucoa ui aycau aa a. siwaa iwuuce i
the grand jury. It is believed that the f
jury wants to hear front the governor-1
as. tne sablecr of the eXDenditnrp nf
the Snaaigi war fund, for which ae t
reaponsiouity in a special f
to the last legislature. '
WASHINGTON. Dec 13. Tkw
text o the treaty negotiated
the United Stares,. Germany ad
Britain for the adjustment of the
dons between the three gove
in respect to the Samoa s ialasds wm
made public today. The treaty beam
date at Wasaiagtoa. December 2
1899, and after recitlag its purmmsr
to be to adjust amicably questioas be-;
tween the three powers in respect t
the sa"B group and to avoid future;
misunderstanding, proceeds teetaalrjr?
Article I-The general act coaxla
ed and signed by the aforesaid mw-.
ers at Berlin on June 14. 1JH, ami
all previous treaties, coaveatio ami,
agreements relating to Samoa are
Article 1 Germanyre nounces. in
vor of the United States of
all her rights and claims over
i i i --. rlu raliiiif mM TnMlJta aKj
other islands of the ga,"rtn group
east of longitude 1T1, degrees west ot
Greenwich. Great Britain in like maa
ner renounces in favor of the Uinted
States of America all her rights and
claims over and in respect to the isl
ands of Tutuila, and all other islands
of the Samoan group east of longitude
171 degrees west of Greenwich. Re
ciprocally, the Uinted States of Amtr
ica renounces in favor of Germany all
the rights and claims over and in
respect to the islands of Upolu and Sa
vaii and all other islands of the Sa
moan group west of longitude 171 de
grees west of Greenwich.
Article 3 It is understood and
agreed that all of the three sigantory
lowers shall enjoy in respect to their
commerce and commercial vessels in
all the islands of the Samoan group
privileges and conditions equal to
t'lose enjoyed by the sovereign power
in all ports which may be open to the
commerce of either of them.
Article 4 The present convention
shall be ratified as soon as possible
and shall come in force immediately
after the exchange of ratifications.
In faith whereof, etc
CASUALTIES Of 1HITIS1 TtOOrS
The Lass at Makers foatin Placed at
ElCht Hundred and Thirty-Two.
LONDON. Dec 15. A revised list of
the total casualties to the British
troops at Magersfontein places the
number at S22.
The war office has received a mes-
sage stating there were t50 casualties
among the non-commissioned officers
and men of the Highland brigade at
The brigade lost ten oincers killed.
thirty-eight wounded and four missing,
The war office has received from
General Gatacre the following list of
casualties furnished by a correspond
ent, who was permitted to visit the
Boer camp with the chaplains, and is
believed to be reliable: Second Royal
Irish, ten killed, thirty-two wounded;
First East Lancashires, one wounded;
Second Northumberlands, twelve kill
ed, twenty-seven wounded. All the
above wounded are prisoners.
An official report gives the total
number of killed, wounded and miss
ing of all arms in the engagement on
Sunday and Monday north of Modder
river as 817.
There were fifteen officers killed and
four wounded, and in addition five are
missing and one is known to have
been made prisoner.
ENOUGH FOR AN ARMY.
Lars;e Quantity of Military Stores Foaad
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Dec 15. ,
For some months it has been suspected
that large quantities of military stores '
were in the possession of Cubans at
some point in the interior. Yesterday
the mayor of Tunis, a small town in
the district of Holguin, voluntarily
disclosed the location and surrendered
three effective field guns. 10,000 rifles
and a large amount of ammunition to
the Americans. The guns had been
stored in an obscure place, in a rough '
country, under palm leaf blinds. It
would have been almost impossible to
find them unless their whereabouts
had been voluntarily revealed. The
Holguin district is one of the wildest
in the island and has been regarded
for a possible uprising.
Iowan Jailed at Boston.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec 15. James H.
Morton of Sioux City. Iowa, who has
Deen rouowea oy auerin u&veupurt ui
Sioux City to Chicago, New York and
Montreal, was arrested in this city
today as a fugitive from justice. Mor
ton is 35 years of age and is charged
with forging orders on the First Na
tional bank of Sioux City. When con
fronted by Sheriff Davenport he said
he was glad the hunt was off and he
would return to Iowa without extradi
tion. Banks in Our Colonies.
WASHINGTON. Dec 15. Secretary
Gage has called the attention of con
gress to the lack of facilities in our
new insular possessions and dependen
cies for the safekeeping of large sums
of money required for current ex
penses of the army and navy. He says
the disbursements will continue large.
He recommends that authority be giv
en him to designate one or more banks
or bankers in each of these islands as
depositories of public funds.
WASHINGTON. Dec 1.7. In a spe
cial report to the secretary of war
General F. C. Ainsworth shows that
the sum of 2,610.000 has been expend
ed to date in the compilation and
printing of the official records of the
union, and confederate armies, which
work was commenced in 1S74. The
expenditures on this account during
the last fiscal year were J7L35L leav
ing a balance on hand of 122.729. near
ly all of which is covered by outstand
af Wsiao TlrTlam
WA3HINGT0N. Dec 15. The navy
department has given notice that any
person claiming the remains of any
of the victims of the Maine explosion
before the Texas returns to Hampton
Roads arith the bodies from Havana!
which, will be in. about fifteen days,
may have them sent to their late
homes for burial at the expense of the
Every man ought to give the
who follows him a safe path in whkn
TEXT K SAMMN TKATY. 4
ALL ABOUT MMM
Tie GaUgctka tad Tabulation of Lawwt
nOMXAlY SCaOtllE rif fAKB
i mt Cwrsaratioa aa4 Iasttvift-
Ovalaa Dtteass r Ciwli Waatwl
MWrnrt of th Dtvtai C
AartsUia tk Twsiftk Cs .
. A special effort will be made by the
DlTialoa. of Agriculture of the Twelfth
Census of the United States to collect
mad tahnlate important data relating"
to irrigation in the arid and semi
kamid radons of the United States.
preliminary schedule has been pre
pared and will soon be sent out to
! the names of Corporations and
BidiTidttsJs owaina- eanala sr ditckatw
rTafcr ene ot the essential stemi tar
securing desired information regard
ing the extent and value of the canals
and ditches used for irrigation, and
their sources of water sujply.
In the preliminary schedule a re
quest is made for the names of the
principal canals or ditches in their
order down stream, the ditches to the
right (looking down the stream) be
ing arranged on the first page of the
hat and those heading to the left on
the last page. Request is also made
for the name and postofiice address
of some person who can give detailed
information concerning each ditch.
The principal schedule now la
course ot preparation will be mailed to
the addresses thus obtained calling
for further data, which will be supple
mented by detailed statistics gathered
or- rio crisn enumerators.
It should be noted by all interested
ii a.iujcut mat tnese various in
quiries of the census office in no way
coaniet witn. or duplicate the work,
with reference to irrigation which is
being conducted by any other depart
ment of state. The most nearly re-
' la ted inquiry is that ot the geological
survey, which, like that of the census,
is under the more immediate protec
tion of Mr. F. H. Newell, the special
agent for irrigation m the eleventh
census, and hydrographer of the geo
logical survey. The fact that Mr.
Newell has supervision of this work
in the twelfth census guarantees its
efficiency and value to the arid and
It will be readily apparent that the
volume and value of these statistics
will depend very largely upon the at
tention and interest shown therein by
rlinaa an im ra in Irriffnrion anH it IS
) earnestly hoped that all to whom the
I schedules are addressed will appre
ciate the importance of the request
--d maue nromnt and careful reply.
j rhfs -roy only will it be possible
to make the information concerning
irrigation full and complete,
j in order to obtain a full understand-
I ing and an intelligent appreciation ot
che possible development of the arid
and semi-humid regions of the west, a
general knowldege of the progress act
ually made is of vital importance. An
accurate census of irrigation will im
part such general knowledge, and will
be of great benefit to all those con
cerned in redeeming arid lands. The
future development of this vast por
tion of our domain will be greatly ad
vanced by a comprehensive complcation
of facts relating to its irrigation, such
as contemplated by the twelfth census.
! Exaaa nation of Dlasmore.
i NORTH PLATTE. Neb.. Dec. 14.
t Sheriff Funk of Kearney arrived here
i to take Frank H. Dinsmore to Buffalo
I county for his preliminary trial for
( .M.....4.,. iia mrifn 9TtA VTaA T ana AT
Odessa. Arriving at the jail. Dins
more was found seated in one corner
of his cell, eating his supper. He
wanted to get away from the jail, as
' he was dissatisfied with the food and
the associations, there being nine
other prisoners incarcerated. He was
very calm and manifested no evidence
of fear. When asked what he thought
about returning to Kearney he replied:
"I am not worrying about it. I am
ready to go any time and am willing
to risk it. If anything is going to
happen. I am helpless to prevent it
All I ask is to have a square deal and
I am sure of proving my innocence."
When asked if he had seen Mrs.
Laue's statement he answered "Yes,
I have seen the newspaper account of
it and it is not true. I cannot under
stand why she should make such state
ments, for I never did her any wrong."
In Memory of 3K. I. Hayward.
NERASKA CITY. Neb.. Dec 14.
Exercises in memory of the late Sen
ator M. L Hayward were held in the
district court. The entire Otoe county
bar was in attendance and many citi-
zans completely filling the court room.
On the wall behind the judge's bench
was a large portrait of the late sen
ator, draped with American Sags. Res
olutions paying tribute to tue worth
of the departed as a lawyer, judge and
legislator, his honest record in public
and private affairs, his loyalty to his
friends and his nobility of character.
were unanimously adopted and ordered
spread upon i-u.e records of the court.
Eulogies were pronounced by Judge
Paul Jessen and other members of tne
Asks for an Opinion.
LINCOLN, Dec 14. Deputy Insur
ance Commissioner Bryan: has asked
the legal department of the state for
an opinion as to the fee that should
be charged for licensing companies, to
do a miscellaneous insurance business
in this state. There is same difference
of opinion as to whether, under the
Weaver law, the fee should be $30
Adjutant General Barry has mustered
the reorganized Madison company into
the National guard service.
The resignations of Charles C. Clerk.
Harry D. Mitchell and Arthur B.
Ryons. members of Company F of the
Second regiment, were accepted by the
Fire ae Tamer's Kaack.
FREMONT. Neb., Dec 14. The big
bam on Turner's ranch, a few miles
west of the city was discovered to be
on fire, and was completely destroyed
with all its contents. The cause of
the fire Is unknown. The barn con
tained one horse, ten sets of harness
and about 1.000 bushels of grain. The
total loss is about 1800, with small
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb Dec 14.
Judge Remsey convened district court
Monday. The two cases of the State
against John C. Watson were first
called and his attorneys. General Col
by and John V. Morgan, demanded an
immediate trial. County Attorney
Wilson stated to the court that he had
been unable to locate the pricipal wit
nesses in each case. General Colby in
sisted that the cases were set for this
date ever his objection at the last
term when, his client was anxious for
TK STATE'S SCM
LINCOLN, Dae 1C State Saperin-
tendent Jackson has fawnd am
annual statement showing the aaeor
tlonment of the seheoi money far the
next six months. The rate par scholar
9.7S5. while for the corresponding
period last year the rate was 98.M7.
This decrease is due to the falling off
in the temporary school fend. The
whole number of school children in the
state is 372.743. while for last year the
number was only 366.09. The mosey is
apportioned among; the various coun
ties as follows:
No. of Amount
Couaty. Scholars. Due.
Adam 7.06 S 3.521.73
Antelope .. 4J34
Banaer ...................... 381
Box Butte L3C
Brown . . LX
Butiar . : ;.:ji
8iO"3X .... ..........
... .. A.9.,
. ... L0TU
Totals .... . 37X745 CK.S8XS9
The certificate of the state treasurer
shows that the money was derived as
State tax . J 77.22X72
Interest on United States bonds.. JBO.dO
Interest on state bonds 4.j3a.ao
Interest an county bonds
Interest an school district bands.
Interest an school lands sold
Interest on school lands leased
Interest on saline lands sold.
Interest on saline lands leased
Interest on state warrants
Buffalo County National bank.
Seeeeeaar erf Jaafft Allen.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec la. Governor
Poynter has appointed Douglas Cones 1
of Plainview to succeed Senator Allen ,
as judge of the Ninth judicial district. ,
There was very little competition for !
the place and as soon as the resigna
tion of Senator Allen was received the
performed good service for tne fusion
appointment was announced. Douglas
Canes is a democrat and as such has
forces in his county.
Mr. Cones in the son of W. M. Cones, f
a banker, and was born in Scott coun
ty, Iowa, April 26, 1S65. He came to
Nebraska with his parents in 1873 and
located in Cuming eounty. His early
education was received in the public
schools of that county After gradu
ating from Oberlin college he began
the study of law with the firm of
Sullivan k. Reedcr in Columbus and
was admitted to the bar in May, 1889.
He took up the practice of law at Plain
view where he has since resided. In
the fall of 1889 and two years later he
was elected prosecuting attorney for
Pierce county, which position he held
until 1894. It is announced that he
will name A. 0. Williams as court re
porter. . . . t
xaaiec ror imu saiaiers.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. M. Acting
upon the suggestion of Major Persh
ing. U. S. A. late commandant of
cadets, the university board of reg
ents has approved the movement to
raise funds for tne erection of a me
morial tablet in honor of the students
of the institution who gave up their
lives in the service of their country .
in the late war. A subscrintion will !
be started at the university and tne
various alumni associations will be
asked to contribute towards defraying
the expenses of erecting a tablet or
monument. Major Pershing accom
pained his suggestion by a subscrip
tion of 130. which base been accepted
by the board of regents.
Xat Fay a License Fee.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec W. Deputy
Insurance Commissioner Bryant has
accepted the ruling of the attorney
general's office and will hereafter charge
insurance companies desiring to do
a "miscellaneous bustnessf in Nebras
ka a license fee of $34. The Weaver
law in one section provides that "every
other company shau pay a fee of 1100
for depositing a copy of its charter,"
but makes no exception of miscellan
eous companies. However, in another
section the law provides that miscel
laneous companies shall pav fees of
Bassinet f e Jan
NEBBASKA CITY, Neb.. Dec li.
A banquet was given to Judge B. 2.
Ramsey, the retiring judge of this ju
dicial district, at which Paul Jessen
presided as tqastmaster. It was one
of the most pleasing sseial events giv
en in this city in some time. The sup
per was given by the petit jurors,
who have served at the last term of
the court, and other admirers of the
judge in this city. It was in the na
ture of an tmnromncu annlr. All at
tne awsrneyn on tne city and many l
prominent attorneys from others
minces wore present.
Ml KILLS A MAN
Omnia. aL larrm Saeam a
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LAUREL, Neb.. Dec 13. Sunday
night Editor Charles S. Harris of the
Belden News shot and almost instantly
killed J. H. Blenkiron of AtUnsen. n
stockman who has large interests in
this county aad well known through -oat
eastern Nebraska. The trouble
arose over the article which Harris
ps.hTms.ed in thetawaralative ts assne
trouble which Blenkiron had a few
days previous with the Belden bank.
When the article came out in the
News Blenkiron became enraged aad
went to the printing office and de
manded that Harris retract. This the
editor refused to da. Blenkiron is
supposed to have started for Harris,
who told him to stand back or he
would shoot bim. The assailant told
Harris to shoot.
Upon his coming still closer Harris
said: -Don't you come a step farther
or 111 shoot you.
Blenkiron said. "Shoot, I am not
fraid of your gun."
Tommy, the 11-year-old son of W.
F. Nieland. a merchant of Belden. was
in a room back of the printing office
and heard the fracas. It is supposed
that Blenkiron advanced toward Har
ris after uttering his last sentence,
because a pistol shot was heard in
stantly and Blenkiron wanted out on
the street- and about twenty feet and
dropped dead. Mrs. Chris Larson and
others saw the shot fired. They were
across the street
Harris went immediately to a farm
ers place about a mile distant from
town, borrowed a pony aad rcae to
Harrington and gave himself up to
the authorities. Public sentiment
seems to be in favor of the editor.
Later At the coroner's inquest held
it. Harrington over the body of Hark
Blenkiron. who was shot at Belden
by Editor Harris, it was found that the
shooting was done in self-defense.
The real trouble which led up to
the shooting occurred in the middle
of the week when Blenkiron aad trou
ble with the Belden Dank over an over
draft aad tried to close up tue institu
tion. The editor wrote up the affair
in his paper and to this Blenkiron
took offense and undertook to have it
There was no one present when the
shooting took place but Harris and
Blenkiron. Harris was seen at the
county jail this evening. While he
was not disposed to talk very much
yet he seemed cheerful and confident
that the public, when acquainted with
the facts, would justify the shooting
on the grounds of self-defense.
Xlxad the Wrong- Caessleala.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. Dec ir Mrs.
II. Watts was the victim of a peculiar
accident. She picked up two vials,
one containing nitric acid and one
carbolic acid, and thinking both were
the same drug, poured the contents
o! one vial into another They re
fused to mix as promptly as she de
sired and she placed her thumb over
the mouth of the battle and shook the
contents violently to assist in the oper
ation. The result was an explosion
and the acids were thrown into her
face, almost blinding her and burning
blisters all over her face. Fortunately
she had on her spectacles which pro
tected her eyes from the burning fluid
and therefore her eyesight was unin
jured. ant Down a Prisoner.
CHAPPELL. Neb., Dec 13. On the
night of December S burglars broke
into the stores of Sudman a Fl3h com
pany and A J Swanson for the third
time within seven weeks and stole
several pairs of shoes, pant3 and over
alls. Mr Fish of the Sudman : Fish
company got track of the burglar at
Julesburg." Cola., next morning and
followed him from there to Cczad.
where he caught him with the goods,
brought him back here and he had is
trial, pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to the penitentiary at a special term
of court held by Judge Gnmes. This
is rather quick work, being les than
three days when he is taken to the
penitentiary from the time the theft
Dies at the Age of Ninety-Five
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. Dec 13.
Frank Blecha. who lived four or five
miles southeast of here, died at his
residence a few days ago. and it is
said he was ninety-five years of age.
He came here with his family from
Chicago nearly forty years ago and
took the place from the government
where he has since lived and where
he died. His wife died twenty years
ago. He was paralyzed over a year
since and since that time has ben
entirely helpless. He leaves a large
family of children and grand chlldren.
Wosaaa Ran Dawi by Cars.
GRAND ISLAND. NeL. Dec 13.
Mrs. C. A Baldwin was struck at the
Lincoln avenue crossing and instantly
killed by the St. Joseph & Grand Island
train. Her body was thrown forty
feet and horribly mutilated. She was
a well known woman, the wife of an
ex-county surveyor. Engineer Harry
Dunn was arrested and held for in
vestigation. Dewey's Snrg-eaa at Waallla.
NEBRASKA GiTY. Neb.. Dec 13.
Dr. Aldrieh Hammer, the physician in
charge of the battleship Olympta dur
ing the fight at Manila bay who has
been in the city on a visit with his
tister. Mrs. William Nelson, has left
or Mares Island, Cal He has been in
the navy for the last fifteen years, and
the most of the time stationed in As
iatic waters. He came home with Ac
miral Dewey and has been assigned to
land duty This is the first time that
he has seen his sister in fifteen years,
and the meeting was a very pathetic
one. He was royally entertained while
in this city.
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CHADRON, Neb.. Dec 12. The
Chadron city authorities have consid
erable complaint from the tramp nuis
ances and the night watch is authority
for the statement that every night a
thinly clad truck rider seeks the city
lockup as an escape from the chilly
weather. Instead of tramp travel
laxing it is growing, and small bur
glaries are reported from the neigh
boring towns along the line. No dam
age has heam done by them in Chadron.
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