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VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 38.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WED
AY. DECEMBER 27, 1899.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,546.
si wood k mm
Jiew Governor General of Cnba A-
- .Has Duties of Ofifee.
SIS KMEANOft PLEASES CHANS
Member, of Brook.', ld.lu.rr thin-t
, Hand in Ee-.i5n1tlon-critici.n11 Are
Paed . the Pracisauiaa of the
oatCoin oaui-G..nat M
HAv ANA. Dec. 22. Major General
'Leonard Wood formally took charge
of the governor general'- office at 9
o'clock this morning. His first act
was to accept the resignation of the
members of the advisory cabinet of
General Brooke. These officers, after!
had decided to instst on retiring. Al-
most without eirepuon thy had ren-
dered themselves particularly obnox-
Ions to a majority of the Cubans. One
prominent Cuban general said today,
"The only chance General Brooke s
secretaries have, if they srisa to reha
bilitate themselves in the "yes of their
countrymen, is to resign, and thus for
a time to bring forcetfulness.
The same general discusmg Gen
eral Brooke's farewell proclamation,
"The proclamation was ill-advised.
Cuba is bound, in the course of time,
with food and without war to arrive
at a state of comparative comfort. No
man has a right to regara himself as
the sole cause of such improvements.
As a mater of fart unier General
Brooke's administration the military
authorities overrode the civil and there
is less civil government now than be
fore. As to the courts, they are the
same corrupt organizations and are
virtually unchanged in any important
particular All this, in my opinion
most Cubans atribute to th" bad advice
irivea General Brooke by his secreta-
The Lucha. contrasting General
Brooke with General Wood's advent,
"General 3rooke's proclamation was
unfortunate as it contained errors.
General Wood, although promising
nothtnz. speaks volumes by his quiet,
domestic manner of taking charge of
It is believed here that the post of
chief of staff will be abolished and that
General Chaffee will succenied General
Wilson as governor of the department
of Matanzas-Santa Clara, or will re
main in the department of Havana
Pinar del Dio General Ludlow suc
eding General Wilson
It is believed no governor will be
appointed for the Santiaz department
but that an experiment in civil govern
ment on a much broadrr scale than
ever before will be initiated there
Governor General Wood having super
vision of the experiment from Hava
na. rh "n-imn .inrf Tvmt.nti nrf Hn .
ed much pleased, although he declined
to comment on the experience. He was
accompanied by Generals Ludlow and
There have been no f.esb develop
ments in the arres: of tbe ten cus
tom house appraisers yesterday The
whole matter is being thnroughlv in
vestigated ONE LAWYER KILLS ANOTHER.
Cocntel ou Opposite "itle of a (Tae in a
ST. LOUIS. Dec 22 A special to
the post-Dispatch from Dallas, Tex.
says: F. iL Etheridge. one of the
rnost prominent lawyers in the city.
tGday shot Attornev Edwin O. Harrell,
who is equally well known, four times,
in a crowded elevator in the North
Texas building. Harrell died later at
Harrell had a pistol half cocked in
his hand as he fell in the lobby in
tront of the elevator shaft Etheride
is in custody
The men were employed as counsel
on opposite sides m litigation involv
ing cotton mill property and quar
reled concerning professional affairs.
BOUTELLE IS SERIOUSLY ILL.
Con;rrn:a3 From Slain- Stricken While
BOSTON Dec 22 Congressman C.
A. Boutelle of Maine who is at
Young's hotel ha been taken serious
ly ill. The nature of his trouble is
rot given out.
Every endeavor was made to keep '
news of the congressman's illnes quiet.
A bulletin given out this t Friday)
mominz stated that the congressman
was suffering from congestion of the
brain, induced bv a severe attack of
indisestion. It was the opinion of the
physicians that the malady is onlj
EIUPiNOS BUY ARTILLERY.
I'lace Bi- Order for Heavy (lass With a
LONDON. Dec. 22. An authority
who is to be relied upon for the in
formation he gives told me yesterday
that the Filipinos have placed a large '
order with a continental firm for ar- ,
"But." I asked him. "where are the
Filipinos getang the money""
"Oh." he said, "they have plenty of
money to keep things going." I
Prominent Xin uicide.
. NEW YORK, Dec. 22. Winslow
J Robinson, a wealthy resident of Sta-
pleton. S. I., died at his home there
tonight from a pistol shot wound, in
flicted an hour before. The police have
reported the case as one of suicide
The family claim it was accidental
shooting. Mr Robinson had been in
poor health .for a long time
Edgar G. Williams. 51 years of age
formerly a manufacturer of mechani
cal and iron toys, committed suicide 1
in a Brooklyn, hotel today by shooting
himself through the heart, because of
business and family troubles.
JTxtaa Fasitive l Sarreadcred
W.vSHINGTON. Dec 22. The State
department has issued a warrant for
the surrender to the Russian govern
ment of A. P. Shulten. alias A. F.
Klrichinski. who is charged with lar- I
c-ort-z find falcd enlrv in 'Rn-ssia. Rp r
was iHxikkeeper in tne Wilnae Nation-
al bonk and is said to have stolen
12.000 rubies, besides making false en
tries. He came to the United States
.and settled down in Seattle, where
, he was arrested and brought
oefnif' Univea States Commissioner
Shields at Ne-r York, who committed '
far extraditicn. i
CUNCwS fNS MS WISE,
Offer te Make the City af Lia-ola
t ef il larary :allatlar-
WASHINGTON., ec 22. Chairman
Me-cer of the public buildings aad
grounds committee "today received a
letter from Andrew Carnegie announc
ing- that he would cItc 175,000 to the '
rirv nf T.mcflln fnr m rnf MheoT-
building, the Lincoln library bavin
burned down In the disastrous fire of
revera! months ago.
T-t U.! j Ir ?M
f cnnoiuoas sthtwihoms tais gut.
Mr- Mercer believes, will be the same
j 35 rose exacted from other cities,
Washington, Fairfield, Ia Savannah
1 acd Pittsburg tnat -the -city must do
I nate a site and guarantee a certain
j yearly sum for its maintenance, which
. will probably amount to $5,000.
I This is th&.most jsuniftcest Cariat-
- rpas gift the state ef Nebraska has
- ever received and will fee,, undoafcfcedljr;
i accepted by the muaiciBality f Lin-
coin. Carnegie,has given in this way
, upwards of
MO for libraries
22. Member ef
been corresnondiag with Andrew Car
negie for several weeks with a view to
srcuring a donation for the contsruc-
tion of a library building, anil although
he spoke enconraginglv- of the plan
from the start it was not known till ' When Mrs. Lawton and her four
tonight that their efforts had met with children have completed their arrange
succesa. It is supposed that the gift ; ments for returning to the United
is made conditional on the city of Lin- States the remains will be taken on a
cola, making an annual appropriation ' transport with an escort of officers
or a specified sum for maintaining tne
library and purchasing new books and I
periodicals, and that it shall furnish
a suitable site for the building, all of
which will undoubtedly be complied
with by the city council. ;
The Lincoln public library was de- '
stroyed by fire with the Masonic Tern- ,
pie building three months ago. Since j
then about 3.000 volumes have been col- j
lected for a new library and the avail
able funds remaining in the treasury .
amount to about $5,000. The annual '
levy made by the city council for the t
library is 1 mill which brings in a rev
enue of only 55.000 a year Unless the
conditions are such that they cannot be
complied with by the council, the dona
tion, will, of course be accepted.
SENATOR JONES FULL Of HOfE.
the Democratic Prospect
Brighter Than Ever.
CHICAGO. Bee. 22. Senator James
K. Jones, chairman of the democratic
national committee, looked into party
affairs at - headquarters in the Unity
building today. He assured everybody
that the propspects for democratic
success next year are brighter than
they were in 1S95. He said only W.
J Bryan would be mentioned as can
didate for president in the convention.
The senator would not say where o:
when he thought the convention
should be held. He denied a story
sent from Washington that he had
repudiated the system of collecting
money for a campaign fund and had
discharged Richard S. Taylor, one of
"The system of collecting money," he
continued, "was inaugurated by me. It
has been a success and is worthy the
support of all democrats. There are no
f JM 1 . S " ..-
Stone and myself and never have been.
I approve all he did while I was in
THE PRESID hTS CHRISTMAS.
Will lie peut Ouletlj- Owing to IUnes
of Mr. McKiuler.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. Many sen
ators and representatives called upon
the president today to pay their re
spects and extend their Christmas
greetings before leaving for their
homes to spend the holiday season.
Among them was Representative Rich
ardson, the democratic leader of the
house, who was accompanied by Rep
resentative McClellan. and Represent
ative Stalhngs of Alabama. The pres
ident is very cordial in his respones to
these evidences of good will. He ap
pears to be enjoying exceptionally
good health. No extensive prepara
tions are making for the Christmas
celebration at the White House this
season, owing to the state of Mrs.
McKInley's health, and the day will
probably be a very quiet one. Miss
Grace McKinley and Miss Sarah Dun
can, nieces of the president, will be
guests at the White House during the
holidays. Abner McKinley and his
wife also will be here.
Mieepiuea AaV LeeUlat!on.
FORT WORTH. Tex Dec. 22. Four '
days of warm debate is promised dur
ing the annual convention of the Na
tional Live Stok association, which
convenes here on the 16th of next
month. The subjects which will cause
these discussions are ,
The reopening of the forest reserves '
tc sheepmen; terminal charges at the
Chicago markt. feeding in transit i
rates on live stock shipments and the '
leasing of public lands.
aiay CaU the Lziiature. j
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Dec. 22. '
Paul B. Moore, private secretary to j
uovemor istevens. m an mterview to-
day. expressed the opinion that Gov-
ornnr Ntarnnc irntiin i 1 1 i 1 - cac.
ernor Stevens would call an extra ses
sion of the Missouri legislature some
time in January, in an endeavor to se
cure the enactment of a law for the
taxation of franchises. Governor Ste- '
vens is out of the city.
Iucrrave in Knlan Cereals.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 22. The
Central Agricultural bureau has pub
lished a rencrt showins an increase
of 20 per cent in winter cereals over 1
1S9S and an increase of 17 per cent
upon the average of the last five years. ,
Troahle Brnrius in Jamaica.
KINGSTON. Jamaica. Dec 11.
Owing to the growinb seriousness of
the South African war prospects, par
ticularly the probable withdrawal of
the imperial garrisons from the colon
ies, coincident witn the unprecedented
drafting of Frenchtroops to the West
Indies, a proposal is afloat to augment
the British West Indian mrlitia. under
special -conscription. It is proposed to
.increase Jamaica's forcer"rom one reg
iment er S00 men to po&sraly twenty
four regiments, as in 1S3, the exigen
cies of the present situation being re
garded as of -an exceptionally grave
and menacing character.
Bodies of limine Victim.
HAVANA. Dec 22. Th? removal of
the dead of the Maine was not accom
panied by any ceremonies over the
placed in the mortuary chapel" of tfae
i-CT-ctc-n- Tfp.rt it . i , .! i
Lnuc. ia. m:i camnei;. tnev were
10 o'clock las: night ten wagons form-
ed a procession, carrying 151 coffins to
the Marhina wharf, passing through
unfrequented streets. The bodies
reached the wharf at ll:?0 imdcr a
strong guard from the batleship Tex
as. They were placed aboard twn I
steam - lighters before darliaht and
vrs takSi to the warship at 5 a. in
IE BODY f LAWTON
It n Sroogst Tragi 8m Mateo by En
8aff tad Ite tf Canlrv.
y Plae4 la Taalt at Cl raco Ci
Wa.nia TklrtMt Ai
Tbe lit 1 t ta Fraac
MANILA. Dec 2L Major Genera!
Lawto&'s . feody was fecowghL from San
Meteo to MaaiM, this aftemoom. his
staff and ft body M earalry actiag as
escort it was tfeiftd meeeaamry to
bridge tie rivefi
The fncnl will take 9 trim Bis
late rasMtrnte here, a
The body has been "placed tempor-
' rily in a vault in El Paco cemetery. I
' 'where many of the American soldiers
I have been interred and a guard of
honor will be maintained.
fnr fin! tnrormpnr ?w i thought nrnh.
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able here in Arlintrm remorerv
General Lawton's death has caused
1 ct .. - - .
universal sorrow in Manila. No
American officer had greater popular
ity among all ranks and in his deal
ings with the natives he commanded
their respect and confidence to a re
markable degree. The mayors whom
he installed in the neighboring towns
are arranging to attend the funeral in
I To his executive ability and personal j fornia. has a mortgage of half the pur
leadership is chiefly due the brilliant chase price still outstanding and un
execution of the plan of campaign in i liquidated. The undersign-d have vol-
ncrth Luzon, which has scatterd the i untarily associated themselves togeth
insurrectionary forces from San Isidro I er for the purpose of raising funds to
' to the Gulf of Lingayen. That section pay off the indebtedness. Contributions
t of the island which had to be trav- I will be thankfully received by them
erse during the very worst seson of and be devoted to the object hereinbe
the year presented difficulties consid- t fore set forth. The aid of the newspa
ered by all acquainted with it to be
almost insurmountable, but General
, Lawton thoroughly covered the pro-
I gram assigned him.
j When he reached Tayug and found
. that the other division had not ar
rived he went through to Dagupan on
te own responsibility Although he
imposed great hardship on his men he
invariably shared their lot cheerily.
Thirteen American officers, includ-
t ing three officers, were wounded in the
engagement at San Mateo, where Gen
eral Lawton was killed. Captain
Breckenridge's wound is not consid
ered dangerous, although the bullet
penetrated his arm and side.
It is estimated that the insurgents
numbered 500 and half of them were
armed with rifles. The Americans
numbered 1.300. but the command had
been much depleted by sickness.
The wagon trains found the roads
impassable and was obliged to return.
The insurgents retired to the north
east leaving six dead.
They have other forces near Taytay.
This region, atlhough close to Manila,
has proved the most difficult from
which to dislodge the enemy. It is
now reported that the insurgents in
tend to concentrate at Santa Cruz.
Languna province, and in the district
P35T nf I mrnnn rtA War
' - " ..-. t
ihe American secret service reDorts '
that Aguinaldo has joined the Mari
j CONDOLENCES FROM FRESBENT.
, ..-. uprc ""..uftr "t
WASHINGTON. Dec 21. The pres
ident today sent the following cable
gram to General Otis
"Executive Mansion. Dec. 21. Ma
jor General Otis. Manila- I have learn- r
ed tcirh inomraesihia cnrmir nt Ko. )
death of Major General Lawton and , Tfa,f f dispatches -received seem
ask to share with the officers and men to sb;ow t,,B"tlsh fo "
of the Eighth corps in their grief. One , standing on the defensive at all points
of the most gallant officers of the army ' General Buller is ordering the troops
has fallen. At the time the sad news ' now arriving at Capetown to proceed
came to us his nomination as briga-1 to reinforce the Natal col
dier general of the regular armv was P- Ab5en ot news from him has
made for transmission to the senate, t ?? t0, a suJafths" fae If t7in to
but no rank can enhance his name. cm General White by a flank move
He rose from the ranks of the Ninth ' ment-
every grade in the service to that of I PROMINENT MEN HELPING BOERS.
major general of volunteers, and
three wars was conspicuous for brav-
ery and devotion to duty. Tne coun-
try mourns the 'death of this intre-
p:d leader. Convey to Mrs. Lawton
m heartfelt sympathy in her over
.4ltteld Opeas Campaign
ABERDEEN. S. D.. Dec 21. John t
P. Altgeld of IHnois will open the fu-
sion campaign for 1900 with a speech
in this city January 12. He will also
hold meetings elsewhere in the state.
The adjourned meeting of the Re-
formed Press association, originally
M for January 13. will be changed to
-i .-. - . ..
tne itn. tnat delegates may near Mr. ,
Carry off sa.eoo.eoo in Gold.
NEW YORK, Dec 2L The best in-
formation obtainable in Wall street
today was to the effect that at least '
$5,000,000 gold will be sent out on Sat-
urday's steamers. Rumors credit sev- 1
eral of the leading foreign houses with 1
--""- " "i" 1-1" "" uiikj. i
ranKing nouses and trusts win very '
"kely do the same.
wtriSJ?- er"' Dm,h
iul.iuciu., u.. u-z. !. A let-htnn
uy ueutenant to:onei
Brerton of the Thirty-third infantry.
who was with Major John A. Logan
when he was killed has been received
by Mrs, Logan. It sets at rest the
story circulated that he was killed by
his own men. The letter is- dated San
Fabian. November 12. and says: "Your
husband died a hero, while leading in
battle the command to which he had
been assigned upon joining his regi
ment, the Third battalion. His battal
ion was the advance guard of the regi
ment in attack upon the town of San
North-Weatera Cats Farce.
BOONE. Ia Dec 2L. The Chicago
at Northwestern announces a reduction
of 25 per cent in the force of the loira
division shops here, taking effect at
once. Reduction cf traffic and receipts
is assigned as the cause. About seventy-five
men are left vrithout work.
LONDON. Dec 21. The Globe says
that there are nnncrs that ths Duke
cf .Ccnnaught will succeeded Gesral
Roberts as csmxaander in chief cf th
HMif imnm$ wmw,
sramthaw pemsioa of $2M a
the widww of General Lawto.
RepreseBtatrtre Laaals imtrbdi
similar bill i the
reseats the IaaUaaa district,
which Lawtom's Irst refimemt
Laadis 4csire to secre tanaiedisata
coaaideratioa for the bill and a re
quest to this eaTcct wauld have beea
made had not the roles immediately r--'
quired that the hill irst go to the res-el
ular coBB&Ittee. Morserar; a bill
soaaewhat- similar tenor had been ia
troduced for pensioaing the widow of:
the late General Guy V. Henry, who
was governor general of Porto aUeo,
I and as this is pending" before the rea-
atittee it was felt to be desirable' to
auke ao distlhctions.
A general brawr will be issued
army, officially, and paying a proper
tribute to his worth. It is the inten
tion of the officials to have the remains
brought to the United States for final
interment, but it is not known when
this can be done.
General Lawton died a poor man, ai-
! though but few beyond bis circle of
immediate friends knew of the small
pecuniary return that had come to him
I irom niS Ule-WOr in Denail 01 niS
country, inereiore, some 01 inese
inenos nave tnougnt proper now to
come to the aid of his family, as is
shown bv the following, issued today:
"WASHINGTON, Dec 20, 1S99.
Major General Henry W. Lawton. Unit
ed States volunteers, whose death oc
curred at San Mateo, Island of Luzon,
on December 19, 1899, has left little
but his good name as a legacy to his
wife and children. A piece of property
i nurchased bv him as a home, in Cali-
pers or tne country is requester, con
tributions wiu be received by any one
of the following:
H. C. CORBLN.
Adjutant General, Washington, D. C.
JOHN F. WESTON,
Acting Commissary General, Wash
ington. WILLLAM LUDLOW,
Brigadier General. Havana. Cuba.
WILLLAM R. SHAFTER,
Major General, San Francisco, CaL
METfcMJEN IN A TOUT rUCc.
Xo Jfews Since Sunday Fear His Cob
manieatioaa Are Cat Off
LONDON, Dec. 21. The gravity of
I the military situation is again becom
ing accentuated in the public mind
owing to the complete absence of
news. Nothing has been heard from
t I ira
is feared that his communications ?,, P" id sec
have been art off: irthls txr-so-his Ltiona26 and 37. so far as thy attempt
position is dangerous. j em1 prance companies from
A correspondent of the Daily News. I !i011- W0".,haTe . ie?
telegraphing from Modder river last ' f rou WhlI dur.m t mTestl
Saturday. says: f111.0- ot tfae subJ aas been our
"The Boer position, already formid- ! desire. w .su.!T?m, the, -w we have
able on December 11. has since been Deen irresistibly forced to the conclu-
cr-MrlTr cri-or.DThar.oH ortonHinr fni- an
511 nf rarelv miles ' Ir is entrenched
according to the most modern methods
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mxuugiiuut uie etinie icugui, itt- (
fences having been placed before all
the trenches at every point. Guns have
been got into position and there is
every evidence that the Boers are well
supplied with ammunition. Only a
rvnTrrorTiit 3TTacmi- mm rMin nniw rn
powerful attacking force can hope to
f"w.. 0 .-. "r w
- r - . " 7 ":2 "--:r,- .
i n i irn, in an anicin irum in
pen of military expert laments tne
dispersion ot tne aritisn iorces, quotes
the maxim of Napoleon in favor of
concentration and regrets that Lord
Methuen did not retire to the Orange
river a wee, ago.
Van Wyck. Booaevelt and Others Said to
" -aiaia xaeaa
CHICAGO. III., Dec 21. Peter Van
Schaack. ex-president of the Holland
society of Chicago, said today that he
knows of forty-eight men who are
going from this city to join the Boer
forces in the field, and that he expects
the movement to grow until there will
be an exodus of Dutch sympathiers
frrom New York and other ports to
South Africa. He said:
"Holland's people are patriotic
know of men in Chicago who are going.
tn fiehr Trirh their rnrmtnrmen in the
Transvaal and who wiTl their own
50 bis mea ;
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it. such men as Mayor Van Wyck ana
Robert B. Roosevelt of New York. Of
course. Mayor Van Wyck is compelled
to work carefullv because of his of-
fiai position, but he is nevertheless
Go-p Am s!etea.
DETROIT. Dec 21. Samuel Gom-
pers nas oeen unanimously re-elected
president of the American Federation
Vice presidents. P. J. McGuire of
Philadelphia. James Duncan of Bos-
Jams nTVmnpll of TtTashinffTnn
I John Mitchell uf Indianapolis. Max
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Morris of Denrr- and Thomas I. Kidd
Canaot atelier Alaska a Satires.
WASHINGTON. Dec 2L The secre
tary of the treasury has notified the in
terior department that the appropria
tions relating: to Alaska, under the con
trol of the treasury are so specific that
they cannot be applied fcr the relief
of Alaska natives on Kodiak island,
who are reported to be in destitute
Ta Hear Hmi
WASHINGTON. Dec 21. ElecUsns
committee No. 1 of the house held its
first meeting today aad arranged to
begin the consideration, of contested
erection eases.saen after the holidays.
Ike case of Wffliaai JF- Babbimsfroa:
the Fourth AtahaaM district. wav set
for hearing Jaaaary- 8. -taejease of
Walter Evaas. 'costeataat. agaisst Os
csr Turaer. Kfth Keataeky district
was set for JanmaTy.Il. .Later the eem
Eitttee wilLJSx times .for hearing the
ether contests, of which tnere are
nam ra m
Osort lerexaai Becaism S
His landmen Liable.
CASE KMANKt EH NOV TMU
Xatlaaml Baak Caa Taa Xaw
Law JLUo KsaeM ttat h
aa Saaraaw Comrt Otar atetaawi f
lata raat la 3(braka.
LINCON. Dec 2i. The suprem
aurt adjourned and handed down de
cisions ia a number of important state
, J.,i .
as wuMfa ot tne uistrict court or
county holding the sureties of
on. his officialbondrwas revorse'aaor
remanded. The decision of the court
of the same county in favor of the
Omaha National Bank in the suit of
the state to recover on the $200,000
warrant paid by that institution to
Bartley was also reversed and remand
ed. The decision of the court in the
' Bartley bondsmen case holds that the
t suvetuur oai appruea a uuan ui a.
state official and that the same does
not become binding until filed with the
secretary of state. The failure of an
official to file a bond within the time
required by law creates a vacancy in
Weaver Insurance Law.
LINCOLN, Dec 21. Sections 3d and
37 of the Weaver insurance law, providing-
for the payment of fees for li
censes and levying of taxes by the in
surance commissioners, were declared
unconstitutional, leaving the entire
act void. The decision, however, does
not say that the legislature has no
authority to change the insurance su
pervision from the auditor's office to
a commission created by a legislative
act. It is held that the taxation sec
tions were the inducement for the
passage of the act. According to the
I decision the law contravenes section 1
. of article Ix of the constitution, which
provides that every person or corpora- f
, tion shall pay a tax in proportion to
the value of his or her property This
decision of the court will, of course,
knock out the new insurance depart
ment, and it is not littely that the au
ditor will allow the salary claims of
the insurance employes.
Judge Nerval, in writing the opin
ion on the insurance commission case,
closes as follows:
"If the motive inducement which
prompted the enactment of said chap
ter 47 was merely a desire :o transfer
the insurance department of the state
from the auditor to the governor, as
suggested by counsel for respondent, it
is very evident that the act would
most likely have been differentlv
aJul- '-"'- "-C Ciiure act dUSl tail Oy
reason of the unconstitutional pro
sons &e contained, which have
! uicuuj uwu puiiiLeu out.
! Miniac Company Formed.
( COLUMBUS. Neb., Dec 21. The or-
eanization of a larsre mininc- m-rnn.
tion. to te known as the Butte Mining
j and Milling company of Columbus.
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articles of incorporation is
ing, selling and leasing of mineral
and other lands, and the mining and
milling of all kinds of ores in the
states of Nebraska. Wyoming and
South Dakota." Three hundred
thousand shares of non-assessable
stock is the authorized capital stock.
The incorporators comprise the follow
ing capitalists George D. Willis,
Leonard Hohl. E. G Brown. William
H. Benham. Dennis M. Sullivan. Hud
son I. Murdoch. Andrew Anderson. Ole
T Roen. 0. C. Shannon. William A.
Davies and James H. Davies.
Government to Re-ln:er Bodies.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec 21. A corps
of undertakers left San Francisco Oc
tober 25 for the purpose of locating.
disinterring and shipping to their
country the remains of all soldiers
buried in the Philippines and at Hon
olulu. It is intended to complete the
work by the close of winter. Appli L
cants to remains will be notified by
telegraph from San Francisco when
the bodies are received there and will
be shipped to the destination request
ed at the expense of the government.
Unclaimed bodies will be buried at
the Presidio. This information has
been furnished Adjutant ireneral Bar
ry by the war department-
Tar aad Feathers for St. Peter.
AUBURN. Neb.. Dec 21. A man
who gave his name as St. Peter and
who was at work on the new court
house was arrested a few days ago for
undue exposure of his person. After
lying in jail for several days he was
released, only to resume the same
pleasantries. Then a body of indig
nant citizens treated him to a done ot
tar and feathers and notified him that
if the offense was repeated he would be
treated still more roughly. He has
WASHINGTON. Dec 21. Following.
Is the issue of Nebraska pensions:
Original Joseph J. McPherson. sol
diers' and sailors' home. Hall county,
$5: James Ewing. Harbine, $;. Rich
ard M. Gano. FJwood. $6.
Restoration and reissue George W.
Knight, dead. rnvaKd. $15.
Reaewal William Zook, Harvard.
Increase Sidney Land, West Lin
coln. $12 to $14.
Reissue and increase Llewellyn
Stevens. Tekamah. $10 to $12.
Original widows, special. December
5 Sarah L. Leonard. MitchelL $S.
Company A to Reorganize.
YORK. Nee. Dec 21. A prelimin
ary saeetiag was held in the city hall
by the members of company A, late
of the Fighting First Nebraska, to re
organize ar company for the new First
regiment of the national guards. Reso
lutions were adopted expressing the
intention of retaining the organiz?
tion of company A here, and a cenmit
tee of live was appointed- to complete
tie xoll and r?tort at the next meet
ing- to be hld Saturday night, De
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LINCOLN, Neb., Dec S2. Now that
fae snpresx court has- Kaaaiawusly
aareed that tt Wevaver insurance law
h Toid. the very iaportant question
arises. Is there an approtJrlauoa for
eaYrviac on the insurance business of
ta state? The appropriations made"
by the legislature tor this purpose
ware an nude in accordance with the
arrriskjns of the Weaver law aad this
act having been declared void there
a soane dispute as to whether the ap
propriations are still in force.
State Auditor Cornell, who now has"
exclusive chars Oi the insurance bus
iness of the state, said today that he
bad not formed any definite conclusion
as to whether h had any legal author
ity to draw from the appropriations.
He will ask Attorney General Smyth
for an opinion on the subject and will
be governed accordingly.
In the appropriations provision was
r the auditor drawing ;Mai
x iron tne treasury iur wuuuv.
Ing the insurance business until the
time the new law went into effect.
Further than that, no provision was
made which gav the auditor power to
spend or direct the expenditure of any
money appropriated for the insurance
department. After defining the duties
of the deputy insurance commissioner
the law expressly provided for his
salary, for the salary of a clerk and a
stenographer, for printin,
Mr. Bryant announced today that he
would not ask for a rehearing of the
case. He will relinquish his office at
the capitol as scon as he can complete
the records un to date and they will
then be turned over to Auditor Cor
nelL Most of the blank forms that have
been printed for the new insurance
department will be turned over to the
auditor. All the stationary but the
letterheads may be used by the audi
tor, consequently there will be but a
slight loss of stock. A portion of the
furniture purchased for the depart- i
ment will probably be returned to the
dealers. A rough estimate made I
placed the value of the furniture and j
fixtures at $122, the cost of the print-
ing and stationery in the neighbor -
hood of $300 and the salary claims
will amount to nearly 52.000. All
claims against the department will be
presented to the next legislature and
Auditor Cornell announced that he
would do what he could to have them
State nWtorical society.
LINCOI-N Neb. Dec 22. Thp NV
braska State Historical society will
hold its annual meeting in the chapel
of the main building of the State uni-
versitv Januarv 9 and 10. The State
Horticultural society will meet on the
same days, but by special arrange-
ment it will have possession of the
chapel in the davtime and tfae Histor-
ical society in the evenings. Both
meetings promise to be unusually in-
teresting and a large attendance is
The Society of Nebraska Territorial
Pioneers will also meet in the city dur-
ing the week, probably immediately
after the convention of the Historical
society This organization is com
posed of about 150 persons who settled
: in Nebraska prior to its admission as
a. suite. Jiuruu n. uo.. ils preaiucuL is
Robert W. Furnas of Brownville
J. Sterling Morton, as president of
the Historical society, will deliver the
opening address to the members of
that organization. On the same even-
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iitiiiiiii.il nir-i iiiiii riiiuiii trii ii Mini-
ticians in Nebraska in the earlv davs t
t and John Turner of Indianola will ;
! speak on the early settlement of Boone j
county. David Anderson of South j
Omaha will also deliver an address ,
rn cnmi riirnrTviI ciKaif it clrotn'K-.
ea on the life of T. W. Tipton and
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Champion S. Chase will be read, the
former by Robert W. Furnas and the
latter by Clement Chase of Omaha.
Killed by a Baby Brother.
ST. EDWARD, Neb.. Dec 22. A 4-year-old
son of William Cruise, who
lives west of St. udward, was shot
and killed by his 3-year-old brother
jfrs. Cruise had loaued the gun and
placed it under the bed. Her hus- ,
band was absent during the night. (
The boy got up in the morning while ,
his mother was busy preparing break
fast and pulled the gun out from under
the bed and handed it to his brother. '
who was still in bed. telling him to
play he was a soldier and snap it. (
which he did. The contents entered
the boy's head just above the right
eye. Medical aid was summoned, but ,
he died in a short time. '
Borjrlar" Hair Ilard Lack
OAKDALE. Neb.. Dec. 22. Burglars '
entered the office of the Torpin Grain 1
company, Norwood's harness shop, Mr.
Watson's drug store and Thrask's (
drug store. Nothing has been found
missing except a little change that
was left in the tills. Four or five dol
lars will cover the total amount taken. '
.Sis Rib Broken.
HILDRETH. Neb.T Dec. 22. Fred
Best, one cf the old settlers of Frank
lin county, was knocked down by a
vicious horse and stamped upon. He
had six ribs and his shoulder blade
broken, one of the broken ribs punc
turing his lung. His chances for re
covery are fair.
Goes Inane on Train.
OXFORD. Neb.. Dec. 22. An aged
lady was taken from train No. 3 here
in an insane condition. In her pos
session was found an advertising tici-
et issued to Jlrs. M. M. Reeves, and , by the county in the spring of 1895. j
at lucid Intervals she gave Johnstown. 1 Following the crop failure of 1S94
Pa., as her home, and Denver as her many farmers in this county found ;
destination. At every station west of ' themselves in very straitened circum
Lincoln she had attempted to leave ' stances and unable to buy seed. The
the train, and required constant ' county advanced tfae necessary money
ing. She was placed in charge I
of Marshall Briethaupt and the au
thorities in Denver notified. She is
unable to talk rationally as to her rel
atives, but an effort is being made to
locate them in Denver.
Nebraska Legislator Dead.
TOBIAS. Neb.. Dec 22. Major Jacob
A. Jury, a pioneer representative from
Saunders county, and well known to
many in Nebraska, died at .his home
here Monday and was buried from tbe
"Baptists church. The deceased leaves
a wife and one daughter. Miss Jessi,
asssistant principal of the city schools
at Wilber- Friends from Ashland.
Lincoln and other points attended the
A single grateful thsnght tc-ard"
is the most complete prayer. Lessing,
MISS HORLOD HOI
To Apaaar is Gstrt at Hatting to le
sflwBoad. THAI TAKES rUCf N JAWAW.
Two Nebraska Waaaa to Be
for Violation m! taa Feaaale Labor law
a Seboato for the Adwrtiaaaa or w
braaaa JiWeellaaeoas Xattar
HASTINGS. Neb.. Dec 19. Miss Vi
ola Horlccker arrived Satnrtfay; ac
companied by her sister. Mrs. Hayes.
They were met at the depot by her
biother-in-Jaw. Mr. George Hayes; and
were immediately driven to the fam
Miss Borleeker will appear before
Tn.lsi pssnlsalbj untay af-antr.-'
use aisznci routi ot3.-
time ha will renew her bond of fo.00v
to appear at the next jury term, some
time in January, the jury having been
excused for this term on account ot
the fact that Judge Beall's successor
will be inaugurated early m January,
necessarily making the time too snort
to try such an important case. After
the renewal ot her bond. Miss Hor
locker will immediately return to ilii-
' nois and remain there until the next
, term or court.
Xtbmki Educational Directory.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec 19. State
Superintendent Jackson has begun
the distribution of the Nebraska Edu
cational directory, which contains a
list of all county superintendents, the
i number of schools and teachers em
ployed in each county, the salary paid,
average daily attendance and Onancia
condition of each year. Tbe rum
mary of these statistics for the school
year ending July 11, is as follows;
School houses . .-
Teachers required . -Different
Average mouthy salary of
, Children of school age
Average dally attendance
Average length of term
Value of property $S.944,534.19
Total of teachers' wages.. 2.44933.825
Amount paid for bdoks
and sjinolies 154.657.5S
i Tnt.il eTnandimre 3.4l-'.0io.93
1 Cost of education per puptl
' (by enrollment
Cost of education per pupil
i toy average attendance.
j Total indebtedness . . . .
, Graded schools ......
Ncmt,r, of. lcheTS
tJfraded s ,c
I nvate scaooiS
! rrow Ecap of Coaator
CHADRON, Neb.. Dec 19. CoMne-
, C- Bks-""2f tJJtr"
' ?minJE ne LlEf-.Sf tSlu
urtauui eatyt: uuiu mc . .....-.
on his last run out. ne attempted to
step from one car to the otner while
switching at Casper and did not notice
that the cars were uncoupled until he
had stepped and the cars were sorting.
Unable to check himself he fell be
tween the moving cars, but in falling
he doubled up and when he struck
the ground he was on the roll hoop
tashion. and rolled from the track
before the car wheels caught him. They
came so near, however, that the cap
en his head was caught and mashed
' on the rail, and his face wiped grease
from the boxing- He is now down at
Fremont recovering from me injuries
of the falL
Kchcar to AdrsrtUe Nebraska.
LINCOLN Neb. Dec. 19. Governor
5? -. XT uZr
ficial aid to the project of
to lend ot-
Nebraska car to an advertising train
which is being arranged by John GU- ;
man of Massachusetts. His plan is to J
get up an enormous traveling rair, '
ccaistmg of about eight trains ot .
stock and several trains of mlscellan- '
eous exhibits. This fair will be moved
from place to piace and an admission (
I fee will be charged all visitors.
Governor Poynter has accepted an
invitation to attend a reception and '
banquet to be given at Wasnlngton.
December 21. by the Washington 1
Board of Trade in honor of the Wash-
izgton centennial commit.ee. He will
neave Monday for the national cap- (
Violation of the Female Labor Law.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 19. Com
plaints have been filed with the deputy
labor commissioner charging Miss
Anna Dick, a dressmaker of this city,
and Mrs. A. S. Jlay. proprietress 0: the
Perkins hotel in David City, with vio
lation to the provisions of the law and.
if necessary, commence legal proceed
ings. The offense charged m both in
stances Is that of keeping female em
ployes at work more hours each day
than allowed by iaw.
Threaten to ."ue for Premium.
THAYER. Neb.. Dec 19. A number
jf farmers here insured their growing t
rops azainst hail and are now regret
"ing ir. Some of them were insured
in hail companies which wrote large
imounts of insurance in the west
vhere hail storms were prevalent, and
'he companies suffered heavy losses
. collector here for one of the compan
es threatens to sue if farmers do not
Farmer Able to Pay Sow.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. Dec 19. At tne
last meeting of the Board of County
superivsors a resolution was adopted
instructing the county attorney to col-
lect all the outsanding notes taken
aI1. ho needed it. cuing- notes .or
security, mere are stiti quite a num
ber of the notes unpaid and the board
is inclined to believe that the debtors
are amply able now to pay.
Jfearly Frcses After an Injury.
PAXTON. Neb., Dec 19. A man
giving his name as Joe Jenlck and his '
residence as Fourth street, Omaha.
was found lying ntar the railroad
track with hi3 left foot cut off at the
instep and the right fcoc badly mashed.
When found he was in a frozen con
dition and barely conscious. As near
ly as can be ascertained he was nding
in a car of lumber and upon attempt
ing to jump from the moving train
to keep from frsezing was thrown
under the cars. Citizen here rend
ered the sufferer all the assistance pos
sible and his wounds were dressed an
cot amputated. He will likely die.
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