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IRE AGAINST BRITAIN
Seisue of Bundereratii Hay Besolt in
MiWNATION MEETING IN GERMANY
'Keenest for as Explanation Has Not Yet
.; Beam ateeaoaded Ta and German OaV
"; rials Are Therefore Snspeadlne Jade
Meat Coalltlea Hay Ue Entered late.
-.BERLIN, Jan. 6. The seizure of
. the Bundersrath remains the dominant
tQpic of the German press. Influential
papers, like the Berliner Tageblatt,
s Cologne Volks-Zeitung, Berliner Neue
Bte NachricJrtrrHanbuiger Corre
.. spondesz and the semi-oAcial Berliner
Post strongly hint at tee -possibility
. tJt Germany forming a coalition with
. France. The anti-British feeling is
. 'clearly growing. A series of anti-
British demonstrations in the various
cities is being organized by the pan
. A prominent official of the German
5 foreign office who was interviewed this
"evening by the correspondent of the
"Associated Press said tha: Great Brit-
Bin hrd not yet answered Germany's
request for an explanation of the seiz
.' ure, but that the reply was expected
in the course of a few days. The for
'. eign office, according to this official,
'" has not yet concluded that Great Brit
ain is trying to ride roughshod over
The correspondent asked what po
sition Germany lakes regarding Eng
land's right to search German ships
on the high seas. The official answered
that nothing could be divulged at this
stage; but he pointed cut that tne
Bundersrath was sailing for a Portu-
guese port. On being askd what Ger
many would do should it turn out
that the Bundersrath was carrying
contraband of war. he gave a non
committal reply, but gav the intima
tion that such a discovery would seri
ously damage Germany's case.
Referring to the rumor that the
Swiss commission had -leaded to
award damages to Great Britain in
the Delagoa Bay arbitration the for
eign official intimated that such a de
cision might not mean that England
would secure Delagoa biy Inasmuch
as France might advance to Portugal
the money to pay the award and thus
England might be shut off with no
choice but to accept the s-ituation.
The Hanover Courier, craflnning
earliest reports regarding the ship
ment of arms and ammunition from
Germany, asserts that Goraman rifles
have been sent to the Tmnsvaal since
the outbreak of the war. It says:
"We know from a trustworthy source
that -10.000 German rifles of the new
est and best construction have ar
rived at Pretoria in good condition.
They reached Lourenzo Marquez by
waj of China, having be'n deceptive
. ly packed and declared as furniture
in which pianos played the chief role.
The Leissic Neueste Nachrichten as
serts upon what it calls absolutely re
liable information that Htrr Krupp is
.making steel shells for Gieat B(ritain
Another newspaper mal.es a similar
statement, alleging that -'to.OOO shrap
nel shells are in preparation.
The Berliner Tageblatt has a dis
patch from Papenburg, Hanover, the
home of Captain Muhlmann of the
" German bark Hans Wagner of Ham
burg, which was seized by the British
at Delagoa bay, saying t!:at the bark
' Lad powder and dynamite in its car
fjo. The central committee of the Ger
.nian Red Cross society publishes a
statement that the second expedition
for the Transvaal was not on the
Bundersrath. but on the Herzog, which
should have arrived at LjurenzeIar
quez em,Jatwiary 2. Prominent mem
bers ofl 'ejcolonial society disclaim
having i"ufcrized the calls printed in
the ColSS-fel- Zeitung for indignation
meetings to protest against Great
Britain's course. The Berlin and
Charlottenburg branches Iiave refused
to participate in the movement.
ALASKA Will NEED TROOPS.
Cabinet Decides to Send Soldiers There
In tlio Spring.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The meet-
lng of the cabinet was devoid ot im
portant features. One of the members
stated after adjournment that the
question of tendering the good offices
cf this government for a settlement
of the South African dispute, as sug
gested in the dispatches from Brussels
this morning, was not touched upon,
.and that the question of the seizure
of American cargoes by British ships
had net come up.
It was definitely decided today to
send additional troops to Alaska in
the spring. The points to whicb they
will be sent have not been determined
upon, except Cape Nome, where it is
estimated there will be 30.000 people
as soon as navigation opens. Troops
are absolutely necessary to preserve
To Confer ITlth Koot.
. . NEW YORK. Jan. 6. General J. W.
JJavis. governor of Puerto Rico, ar
rived here today on board the steamer
Tonce. Other passengers were Gen-
' eral J. P. Sanger. Colonel C. H. Heyl.
biof of the census bureau in Puerto
3tiVo; Liqutcnant J. Battle n.l Auditor
John W. Connor. General Davis comes
. to confc- with the secretary of war
. on matters pertaining to the" island.
For a Military Reservation.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The presi
detn has issued an executive order de
signating all of lot number one. known
"a the Emmes wharf site, at the head
of Honolulu harbor, all of Esplanade
lots. four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,
ten, as shown on government surveys
registered may number 1867 and all of
that lot of land known as the "bar
racks lot" shown on Hawaiian gov
ernment surveys registered map
'number 937, as military reservations,
subject to outstanding leases and pri
vate rights. ,v , r -
Choate Talks to Sallabare.
.t WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. becretary
s Hay has received a cablegram from
" Ambassador Choate at London, stat
ing that he had an eminently satis
factory interview with Lord Salisbury
relative to the seizures of American
goods by British war ships.
" Lord Salisbury listened intently to
the representations on this suoject
t by Mr. .Chcate for the State depart
ment and took them under considera
tion, promising voluntarily to give the
. matter attention and a speedy deci-Eioa.
AMERICAN rtUSONERS FUEL
Colonels Hare and lfewa Sncceed la
MANILA, Jan. 6. Colonel Luther
R. Hare of the Thirtjr-third infantry,
and Lieutenant Colonel Robert L.
Howse of the Thirty-fourth infantry,
with all the American prisoners, in
cluding Lieutenant Gillmore, hare ar
rived at Vigcn, province of South
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. After a sil
ence of several days General Otis is
able to notify the War department of
the important success of the military
operations in northwest Luson, the
main object of which was the rescue
m the American prisoners, which the
insurgents took with them in their
flight Although General Otis does not
specify Lieutenant Gillmore, U. S. N.,
by name' the wording of his message
is taken to mean that tnat officer was
among the list of rescued prisoners.
General Otis' message is as follows:
"MANILA,- Jan. 5. Colonels Hare
and Howse just arrived at Vigan,
northwest Luzon, .with all American
prisoners. Their successful pursuit a
remarkable achievement. Generals
Schwan and Wheaton, now with sep
arate solumns in Cavite province. Af
fairs in Luzon, north of Manila, great
y improved. OTIS."
ANOTHER ISLAND IS SEIZED.
Flag Hoisted on Sibnta, Near Boandarjr
Uaa ef Philippine Grease.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The United
States navy has taken possession of
another island in the east. The news
o' the seizure was contained in the
CAVITE, Jan. 5. On December 21
Wentzbaugh, commanding the Albay
(a little gunboat) hoisted the flag on
Sibutu island and the chief dato pro
vided and raised the pole. Natives
and north Borneo authorities are
The island lies at the southwestern
angle of the boundary line of the
quadrangle enclosing the Philippine
group. It is probably, but not posi
tively, outside of the line and lies very
near the coast of Borneo, commanding
the principal channel between that
island and the Philippines. The sultan
of Jolo, whose group is close to the
island, is believed likely to claim jur
isdiction over it and, as his authonty
is recognized by the native tribes on
the north coast of Borneo and vicinity,
it is believed that his claim is well
founded. It is probable that at this
instance the naval officer commanding
the gunboat moved.
FIGHTING AT COLESBl'RG.
British Are Still Trevented From Enter
leg the Town.
RENSBURG. Cape Colony. Jan. C
Evening. Colesberg has not yet been
occupied. The Boers unexpectedly at
tacked the British left at dayDreak
this morning, but were repulsed.
They occupied hills to tto north of the
town, but were eventually driven out
of their positions, after an hour's
shelling by our guns. They still hold,
however, the hills immediately sur
rounding the town. preenting the
British from advancing a'ong the rail
way. The British loss in today's engage
ment was light, while the Boers are
reported to have lo3t 100, including
twenty prisoners, who were taken by
the mounted infantry about midday.
Itoller Expected to Strike.
LONDON. Jan. C There is still no
important news from the front, but
the silence which has descended on
General Buller's huge force at the Tu
gela river is believed to be the prelude
of another attempt to reach Lady
fmith. In the meantime the extra
ordinary tenacity the Boers are dis
playing around Colesberg. where they
even assume the offensive, tends to
detract from the success General
French is supposed to have.
A special dispatch from Rensburg
says Major Harvey of the Tenth Hus
sars was killed and Major Alexander
wounded while the Hussars were pur
suing the retreating Boers after the
attack on the British left, January 4,
Will Deny Quay Admission.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 The senate
committee on privileges ana elections
todav decided by a vote of 4 to 3 to
make an adverse report upon the reso
lution to Seat Senator Quay. The res
olution was as follows :
"Resolved. That Matthew S. Quay be
admitted ns a senator from the state
of Pennsylvania, in accordance with
his appointment made on April 29,
1S99, by the governor of said state."
The members of the committee vot
ing for the resolution were Senators
Chandler. Hoar and McComas, and
those opposing. Senators Burrows.
Caffery, Pettus and Harris. Senators
Turley and Pritchard were paired, the
latter for and the former against the
Davis Goes to Pretoria.
LONDON, Jan. 6. A dispatch to the
Daily Chronicle from Capetown, dated
January 5, quotes Mr. Webster Davis,
assistant secretary of the Department
of the Interior at Washington, as say
ing that although his visit to South
Africa is entirely for his healtn, he
intends to go to Pretoria, at no mat
ter what personal inconvenience.
Dawes Commission Meets.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The Dawes
commission has assembled in Wash
ington and will remain here some
v eks to confer with the congressional
committee on Indian Territory legis
lation. Wheelmen Crge XcKtnley.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. T. J. Kee
nan of Pittsburg, president of the
League of American Wheelmen, and
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania had
an interview with President McKinley
today, at which they urged him to
press the claim against the Turkisl
government made by the relatives of
Frank Lenz. .the American bicyclist.
who was murdered near Erzcroum in
Armenia, in 1894. The League of
American Wheelmen are very much
interested in the case, which attracted
a treat deal of attention at the time.
Work for Gage's Force.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Secretary
Gage may be able to transmit to the
house on Monday the information
called for by the resolution adopted
yesterday relative to the deposit of
government bonds in national banks
and the resolutions connected with the
sale of the New York custom house
site. The wide scope of the resolution
makes it necessary to copy over "500
documents from the files and the ac
tual work of copying them may delay
their transmission several days.
The man who rides a hobby gener
ally gets along pretty slow.
CongTcn Asks Gaga Why Ife Bid Cer
RESOLUTIONS IN I0TI ROUSES.
Katloaat Law Makers Want Docameats
Coaceralag Deposits Information as
to the Sale at the Caste m Boate Prop
erty la Xew Tork to Also Kcaaested af
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. The house
session was brief, the only incident
being the adoption of the.Sulxer reso
lution, introduced Wednesday, calling
on Secretary Gage for all information
regarding the deposit of government
funds ii certain New York national
banks. The resolution as adopted was
Blade store general in its scope sad an
amendment was made to cover Infor
mation respecting the transactions re
lating to the sale of the New York
custom house site. "
Secretary Gage's friends had been
informed that he courted the fullest
investigation and was prepared to sub
mit all the facts to congress. Accord
ingly there was no friction over the
passage of the resolution., which was
Payne, chairman of the committee
on ways and means, presented the Sul
zer resolution as modified by the com
mittee for immediate consideration.
The resolution' as modified is as fol
lows? Resolved. That the secretary of the
treasury be and he is hereby requested
to furnish the house of representatives
the following information:
1. Copies of all letters, agreements,
papers or documents between the
treasury department of the United
States, or any person connected there
with and the National City and the
Hanover National bank of the city of
New York, or any person acting for
them, or either of them, ince the 4th
day of March. 1897. relating to the de
positing of public funds, bonds or rev
enues in said bank, or banks, or any
other relations or business transac
tions now existing or heretofore had
between the government and said
banks, or- either of them.
2. The amount of public money,
bonds or revenue deposited with said
banks, or either of them, or with any
national bank, by the government,
upon what security, for what length
of time and the reasons therefor, and
whether said banks, or any of them,
have paid the government any interest
on said deposits, and, if so, how much,
and all other information concerning
the same or in any way relating there
to. 3. And also the date of the sale
of the custom house property of the
United States in New York city to said
National City bank, the date of the
execution of the deed thereto, the dis
position of the proceeds of the said
sale, and whether or not the govern
ment has paid any rents for the said
property or any portion thereof, for
any purpose since the day of sale, and,
if "so, to whom, and all facts relating
to the said transaction.
Sulzer arose after the presentation
of the resolution and said he woula ac
cept the amendments. Richardson, the
minority leader, asked for five min
utes, which he desired to yield to Levy,
democrat of New tfork. The request
was complied with and Levy offered
an amendment to the resolution, which
included a request for the secretary's
reasons for delaying th? deposit in
Richardson said he had warned the
secretary in September that a panic
was impending. Had the secretary
heeded that warning and deposited
government funds in national banks
in September or October instead of
buying bonds the panic would have
Richardson was promp?i7 ruled out
of order and the resolution offered by
Mr. Fayne was adopted.
FATHER M'GLVNN IS DYING.
Suffering From a Disease Which BaSlea
NEWBURG, N. Y., Jan. 5. Re.-. Dr.
Edward McGlynn, pastor oi St. Mail's
Roman Catholic church in this j;ty,
is still confined to his room by illness
and his condition is such as to ca.isn
alarm among his friends. Six wefcs
ago he was taken ill. but there was
every sign of an early recovery and
the physicians said he would be him
self again in ten days. But he contin
ued to lose flesh and strength daily.
His once tall and robust frame is ujw
emaciated and ho is now scarcely re
cognizable even by close friends. It
has just become public that he ha& a
mysterious growth on the right hip
?nd Its apnorance has baffled the phy
sicians. It is eating its way into his
system and robbing him of his vitality
and strength. The doctors say nc is
not in condition to undergo an opera
tion. Lents for an Investlgatioa.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. Representa
tive Lentz of Ohio has introduced res
olutions citing published reports that
the secretary of the treaa iry will turn
over internal revenue receipts to the
National City bank ol N-jw Yok and
providing for the appointment of a
special non-partisan committee of 12
members of the house for a "thorough
and impartial investigation to deter
mine the truth or falsity of the charg
es. Senate Cahaa Committee Meets.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 The senate
committee on Cuba held it-- first meet
ing. No action was taken, but there
was a general discussion of the atti
tude of the United States toward the
island. The prevailing opinion seem
ed to be favorable to the Teller amend
ment, promising independence to the
Cubans as soon as pacific conditions
should be restored.
There was some talk cf having the
committee make a trip to Cuba for
the purpose of investigating conditions
there, but no conclusion was reached.
New Measures Introdaced.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. Among the
house measures introduced today were:
Dy Daly of New Jersey to protect
the public against trusts, etc
By Wilson o! Idaho, for a consti
tutional amendment authorizing mar
riage and divorce laws.
Among the bills introduced in the
senate today were the following:
By Clay, granting a pension of 50
per month to Annie E. Bnimby.-motner
of Admiral Dewey's flag lieutenant.
By Hoar, extending tha life of the
court of private land claims until
June 30, 1902.
to tr tie nmirriMEs.
A Besolatlea Settlag Forth the Gevera
WASHINGTON, Jan. C At ti.
opening of today's session of the sen
ate Beveridge of Indiana presented
That the Philippine islaads are ter
ritory belonging to the Ui.ited Statu;
that it is the intention of tee Uniten
States to retain them as such and -0
establish and maintain buch govern
mental control throughout the archi
pelago as the situation may demana.
He asked that the resolution he upon
the table until next Tuesday, when ue
will speak upon it.
It is known that Senator Beve:
irde's resolution on the Philippines,
introduced today, was wnucu oy the
senator in consultation with Senates
Lodge, chairman of the Philippine
committee; Davis, chairman of the for
eign relations committee, And AUisor.
chairman of the committee on 'impro
priations, the last named nnally rev-sing
it to the form in which it os in
troduced. It is understood that the re&olutiua
is a -composite expression of the views
of therepublican senators, and tha
Senators Piatt, Davis and Lodge ar.d
Beveridge were in favor of a moie po:i
tlve declaration; and the resolution as
it stands is as fair an expression as is
possible of the position of republican
senators upon this question.
A message from the presiaent ws
read, transmitting the testimony takt.i
by the commission appointed lo inves
tigate the conduct of the war by. the
A resolution was presented by P:t
tigrew calling upon the secrcuirj o'
the navy for the report of Asiiril
Dewey of April 13, 1898, in which t:o
admiral said he could take Manila at
any time. He' asked immediate consid
eration, but Spooner objected and t!c
resolution went over.
The consideration of PettUrcw's
resolution concerning the adanccs e
ported to have been made by Aguin
aldo through General Torres to Ue;
eral Otis after the beginning of hostil
ities in the Philippines was pastyont-J
Hoar of Massachusetts offered a reso
lution, which was adopted, reducing
the mileage fees to be paid witnesses
in cases before the senate to $3 per day
day while in attendance and acUai
traveling expenses. This will redui
the amount for witnesses in the CK.:k
case about one-half.
TERRITORIAL DHL fOR HAWAII.
Senate Committee Orders a Favorable
Report on the Measure.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. The senate
committee on foreign relations ;odr.r
ordered a favorable report op the b:il
creating a territorial government n.
Hawaii. A few modifications c tLe
original bill were made, the most im
portant being the validation of me
sale of lands since annexation and fil
ing the tenure of the supreme courl
judges at nine years. The provlsioa for
a delegate in congress remains in the
The amendment concerning the said
of public lands in the bill reparted
for the territorial governmert of lia
waii is as follows:
"That all sales, grants, leases and
other dispositions of the public do
main or agreements conce:infe the
same and franchises granted Ly the
Hawaiian government in conformity
with the laws of Hawaii prio lo Sp
tember 11, 1899, are heieby ratifnd
Senator Cullom reported the bill to
the senate with amendments.
AMERICAN EXHIBIT AT PARIS.
More Than Seven Thousand Yankee Ex
hibitors. CHICAGO, Jan. o. According to sta
tistics collected by the Tribune there
will be more than 7,000 American ex
hibitors at the Paris exposition, o:
this number five-sixths are classiiieu i.
exhibitors in agriculture, mines, lit
erature and periodicals, science ai'd
fine arts, religious, charitaole an.l oth
er associations, schools, colleges, etc.
The number of exhibitors in the
purely commercial branencs who Lad
accepted space up to the nrst of the
year was 1,110. Among the large titles
of the country New York had 22 i ex
hibitors to its credit. Chicago is sec
ond, with 112.
Among the strongest numericay aij
the manufacturers of wines, who are
going to show the French experts what
America can do in the way of proiuc
ing champagne and all the other vm
tages in. which France has so long held
an easy supremacy.
TO SHUT UP CHICAGO CANAL
Attorney-General of Missouri Preparing
to Start Proceedings.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 5.
Attorney General Crow is preparing
to institute proceedings in the supieme
court of the United States to stt-p xhf
people of Chicago from alleged posi
tion of the waters of the Missi-aip;)!
river by means of the sewerage ot .'m
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. Trustees of tlw
sanitary district say they hae o fejr
of the plans of St. Louis to inter'-
through the courts with the usa of the
For Sampson and Schley.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. Representa
tive Bingham of Pennsylvania intro
duced the following joint resolution:
Resolved, That the thanks of con
gress are hereby tendered to Rear Ad
miral William T. Sampson and Com
modore Winfield Scott Schley and the
officers and men under them for the
destruction of the Spanish fleet at
Dlscass MacArthar's Promotion.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. In the ex
ecutive session in the senate today
there was a brief discussion of the
promotion of General MacArthur. The
discussion grew out of an inquiry by
Senator Pettigrew as to what the gen
eral had done to entitle aim to such
distinction as had been conferred upon
him. The inquiry was tsponded to
by Senators Hawley. Carter and others
who explained that General MacAr
thur's record had oeen uniformly good
from the time of the civil war until
and including the present campaign
n the Philippines. After :uese explan
ations the nomination was confirmed
without an opposing vote.
The Plagae la Manila.
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 5. Manila
papers say that an epidemic-like plague
is threatening "Manila. The Manila
Times states that in many instances "it
has been learned from various author
ities that in many of our closely-settled
nearby towns a serious epidemic,
bordering on plague, is prevailing. The
towns principally affectel are Guada
Ioujj, Kaloga, Pinda and Malabon, be
hlde a number of others. The disease
is said to be due to eating flesh from
animals which have died of disease
Nil K AS MUCH
bttMhd land Sales by TJaion Pacific
1 in 1899.
MOwtinriiED among the. states
The watleek Highly Encouraging for
Cattle Growers and Graters Advert!
lag at the Lands Exteaslvely Fashed
Tarieas Nebraska Matters In All Sec
tions af the State.
OMAHA, Jan. 4. Nearly nine time3
as msch land was sold during the last
year by the Union Pacific land de
partment as during the year before.
The figures, with the last few days
of December estimated, show a total of
906,00 acres, divided among the states
in this manner: Utah, 297,000; Wyom
Inift -35,000; Colorado, 157,000; Ne
braska, 100,000, and Kansas, 67,000.
This was about one-eighth of the total
land holdings of the Union Pacific at
the beginning of 1S99. During 1S9S
thi total sales were 106,000 acres.
Principal of the sales were grazing
lands. The situation has grown in
Western Nebraska, Wyoming and
Utah that a successful ranchman must
own or have a definite title to his
grazing lands. In Wyoming especial
ly diJ this condition prevail, for there
were constant conflicts between the
sheeo and cattle men till legalized
boundaries have come to define a )inc
of separation between them. The most
rauurous of the fighters on either side
have celebrated peace jubilees by big
purchases of grazing lands, over which
the test man held sway heretofore.
In addition, the land department has
offered better terms than in previous
years, and has pushed advertising
move extensively, especially through
two publications, one on grazing lands
and the other on agricultural lands.
Pool off Elevator Men.
IIKCOLN, Neb., Jan. 4. The farm
ers and shippers .of the vicinity of
Firth, in the southern part of Lancas
ter county, complained to the secretar
ies of the state board of transporta
tion that a pool existed between the
two elevator men doing business at
that place, and that in consequence
low prices were being paid to the det
riment of the petitioners. They prayeu
the board to take such action to put
a stop to the pooling as lay in its
power. It was driving much business,
they set forth, to neighboring points
on competing lines.
"We have no power in such matters
es these," said Secretary Laws, "but
we were going to exert our moral in
fluence by bringing the matter before
the railroad, showing it that it was
losing business on account of the al
leged combine. We are informed by
cur Firth petitioners that one of tue
elevator men complained of has sold
out to a third party. They want their
petition returned, their names sup
pressed, and the whole matter Kept
out of the papers. Particularly do they
desire ns to do nothing. And there
Capital City Notes.
Judge-elect Holcomb will take his
seat on the supreme court bench next
Thursday, January 4.
It Is rumored at the state house that
1. O. P. Hildebrand, one of the clerks
cc the insurance commissioner, will
be given a position in the auditor's
The board of commissioners of Lan
caster county and the banks of Lin
coln have combined against each other
so that hereafter the county funds
must be deposited in the country
The executive committee of the State
Beard of Charities a volunteer or
ganization met here and arranged for
a state convention of people interest
ed in charitable work, to be held Feb
The case of the City of Lincoln
against the Lincoln Traction company
the $100,000 tax case was continued
until the February term and Dr. Far
nam was granted permission to file a
brief in the suit.
Hayward's Will Is Filed.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Jan 4.
The will of the late Senator M. L.
Hayward was offered for probate yes
terday. It bears date of March 11,
1S87 and was witnessed by R. S. Hall
of Omaha and H. Metcalf. The docu
ment is very brief, occupying only a
half sheet of legal cap paper, and di
rects that after his debts are paid, his
property shall be divided equally
among his widow and three children,
the widow to take her share in lieu
sf dower. Mrs. Hayward is made ex
scutrix without bond and is granted
absolute power to dispose of the prop
erty as she deems best. The estate is
valued at about $125,000, and consists
largely of farming lands in eastern
Nebraska and Kansas.
Dollar of 1109 in an Argument.
SIDNEY. Neb., Jan. 4. William F.
Moore of this city has in his posses
sion a silver dollar coined in 1799 by
ihe United States government. Dur
ing a heated argument on the twen
tieth century question Moore present
sd this coin for consideration and an
other argument was started as to
whether the coin was 100 or 101 years
old. Moore received the coin from his
father several years ago.
Borne Seekers Excursion.
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 4. Westfn
railroads have agreed upon a series
oi homeseekers excursions during the
months of January, February, March
and April. The dates announced are
January 2 and 16, February 6 and 20,
March 6 and 20, and April 3 and 17.
The roads have announced a rate of
one fare for the round trip, plus $2.
tnd will be good for fifteen days.
Tickets will be sold to points in
Indian Territory. Arizona. Arkansas,
Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa,
Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minne
sota. Missouri, Montana. New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washing
ton and Wisconsin.
Hunter Kills Tame Deer.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Jan. 4. A fine
large deer was killed Friday by a bracf
of hunters on the farm of M. H. Mar
ble, a couple of miles south of town,
and the killing is likely to cause quite
a controversy, as it is said to be a'
tame deer that had escaped a year ot
two since from J. C. Atkinson's park
at Pawnee City and for which he haa
offered quite a reward. Prosecution
under the state law has been threat
ened if any of the venison is found.
ROUS THE COMPANY UAILE.
Deelelesla Test Case Ceaterolag Fees
Paid to Kagfrae Moor.
LINCOLN, Neb,, Jaa. S. An cftav
ion was handed down In the suprema
tourt by Chief Justice Harrlsoa, hold
ing the Home Insurance company oi
New Y6rk liable to the state for fees
paid to' Eugene" Moore while auditor.
This was a trial case to establish the
liability of other insurance Companies
that paid fees to Moore. The opinio
holds all liable, the amount involved
being -approximately $23,000. Followo
ihg is the syllabus of the opinion, writ
ten by tidgg Harrison:
"It is provided In the constitution"
of 1S75 that all 'fees that may here
after be payable by law for service?
performed by an officer provided ffY
in this article of the constitution shall
be paid in advance into the state
"This so modified section 33, chapter
xliii, Compiled Statutes, General Stat
utes 1873, chapter xxxiii, section 32,
in relation to fees to be paid by in
surance companies to the state audi
tor for services to, be performed by
him as to in effect prohibit the pay
ment of the fees to him or their re
ception by him.
"The insurance company applied to
the then state auditor to perform for
it certain services in the Issuance ot
certificates of authority to transact
business in the state and some other
matters of the requirements of the law
in regard to such companies and paid
the fees to the auditor, and did not
pay them and has not paid them into
the treasury. The payment to the aud
itor was wholly unauthorized and did
not bind the state nor did the money
thus paid into the auditor's ofi&ce be
long to the state.
"The services having baen obtained
and the fees so paid the company be
came liable to the state auditor and
such liability can be enforced by suit.
"A company which has obtained the
performance of the services by the
auditor in the issuance of certificates
of authority to do business in the
state; also his attention to other
things for which they must apply to
or call upon him, and has used and
employed the results and benefits ot
said matters, will not be heard to
urge against the recovery by the state
of fees for such services which have
not been paid into the state treasury;
that the certificates and documents is
sued to it by the auditor were void
for the reason that the fees had not
been paid in advance and where re
quired by the constitution.
"The fees were paid to Euggnt
Moore, then state auditor. He could
and did not act as agent for the state
in the reception cf the fees. It was
an act which was discountenanced or
forbidden by tha constitution.
"A state can only act through its
officers and they only in matters as
signed to them by law or in and about
which they are authorized and em
powered by law to perform."
Another Bearing Asked Ft.r.
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 5. The su
preme has been asked to grant an
other hearing of the case of the State
of Nebraska against the German Sav
ings Bank of Omaha, a case involving
the right of the receiver to dispose of
ieal estate belonging to the bank, on
an order of the court. Joel W. West
of Omaha, wno filed the motion for a
rehearing, represents the stockholders
of the bank who are fighting the sale,
and he claims that they are being de
prived of their property without due
process of law and without having
their day in court.
The decree of the district court that
is appealed from was entered upon an
order for the stockholders to show
cause why the real estate should not
be sold. Mr. West contends that the
code of civil procedure says this has no
place in the laws of Nebraska, because
it affords no adequate protection of
property and property rights. In his
brief he gives voice to the following:
"Upon a correct solution of the
question depends the safety of life,
liberty and property in this state. No
motive of expediency ought for a mo
ment stand in the way of a correct
enunciation of the law as the consti
tution of the state of Nebraska and of
the United States guarnatees it."
Sfna'e and House Journals.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 5. Injunction
proceedings have been commenced in
the district court to prevent R. H.
Lacgford of North Platte from compil
ing the copy of the senate and house
journals. He was awarded the con
tract for this work by the State Print
ing Board last week. The suit is
brought by J. H. Miller of this city,
who alleces that the bidding was not
according to law and that no legal
notice was given by the board. He
asserts that the law requires adver
tisements for bids to be published in
at least three newspapers. When the
printing board voted to let the con
tract Auditor Cornel protested on the
ground that the legislature alone, and
not the printing board, had authority
to have the copy prepared.
State Capital Notes.
Sergeant Harry Hall of York has
been authorized to recruit Company A
of that place for service in 'the new
Chief Justice Harrison relinquished
his seat on the bench on the 4th and
Judge-Elect iiolcomb was sworn in
the following day.
George Lyon of Company H of the
First regiment has reported to Adju
tant General Barry that his company
has reorganized and is ready for mus
ter in the National guard.
The State Board of Purchase and
Supplies concluded a two days' session
last week, buying enough supplies
for the various state institutions for
the first quarter of the year.
Boy Accidentally Shot.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Jan. 5. James,
the 12-year-old son of County Attor
ney William O'Brien, was accidentally
shot and dangerously wounded by a
companion. The ball from a 22-cali-ber
revolver entered just under the
right eye and lodged in the back part
of the head. It is said the boys were
playing "held up" and the weapon was
accidentally discharged. The wound
ed boy was taken to Omaha for treat
ment Takes Strychnine for Quinine.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Jan. 4. Mrs. S.
B. Day a middle-aged woman residing
in this' city took a dose of strychnine
by mistake, tainkmg it was quinine
Two physicians worked nearly all
night before the victim was entirely
free from the results of the mistake.
. SIDNEY, Neb., Jan. 5. At Bayard,
fifty miles north of here, bonfires and
fireworks were used to celebrate the
arrival of the B. t. M. railroad at that
.point on the 4th.
BLOWN UP AND BDRNED
Edao Baptist Charch at SUomsburg'
Destroyed by lire.
THE OUTCOME Of AN EXTL0SI0N
Death ef Mr. Slaclalre, a Pioneer at Otoe
Coaaty A Former Member of tha
JLegUlatareTroable With the Swift
Ice Company at AaLlaad Other SVt
ter la Nebraska.
STROMSBURG. Neb. Jan. 3. Eden
Baptist church, deo'cated a year ago,
burned CO the ground .about midnight.
The fire rttMlied from the explosion
of the ascetylene gas, whlct blew out
the foundation and wrecked fc.ne wllJ;
dowse. A crowd was present to watch
the New Year in.
The force of the explosion hurled,
the people in all dicerctions Rev. J.
L.-Hedbloo. tha. pastor, and" Jir.
Cowan, the janitor, were burned aboat
the hands and face. Mrs. J. L. Johnson
and her daughter. Pearl, were slightly
The building was heated by a fur
nace situated in the basement as was
also the gas plant. Loss about $3,200;
Qaestlon LcgnlltT of Divorce.
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 3. When Is
a divorce not a divorce? That is the
question now agitating the minds ot
a couple in Chadron who secured a
supposed legal separation in the dis
trict court of Rushvllle recently. They
were residents of Chadron Mid pro
cured a decree In the court of Sher
idan county contrary to the statstt of
divorce and alimony. The qnestlon uf
residence was not introduced ia the
testimony and the interested parties
were not wiser of the illegality of the
procedire until court had adjourned.
They were Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rcin
oehl, formerly of Missouri Valley, and
Mr. Reinoehl is an engineer on the
Elkhorn and a property owner at this
place. This case was only la court
fifteen minutes. It is not learned what
action will be taken to have the de
Prosperity la Gage Ceaaty.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 3. The year
jrst closed shows an encouraging con
dition in the county, as is shown by
the mortgage report furnished by Reg
ister of Deeds Charley Reed. The
record for December was as follows:
Farm mortgages filed. 32; amount. $28,
637; released, 53; amount. $19,537:
city mortgages filed, 22; amount, $12,
601; released. 14; amount. $4,614. For
the year the record is as follows:
Farm mortgages filed. 577; amount,
783 648; released, 775; amount. $949.
951; city mortgages filed. 190; amount.
$94,770; released, 260; amount. $194.
048. Number of releases In excess of
filings, 260; amount of releases in ex
cess of filings. $265,581. or over a
quarter of a million dollars represented
as indebtedness paid off.
Otoe Connty Pioneer Dead.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Jan. 3.
Word was received in this city from
Burr, this county, of the death of Hon.
Sinclair at his home in that place at
the age of forty-four years. Bright's
disease of the kidneys was the causa
of his death. He had been a resident
of Otoe county since 1857 and was one
of its best and most highly respected
citizens. He was a member of the
state legislature of 1892 and worked
hard for the election of J. Sterling
Morton to the United States senate.
A widow and two children mourn his
untimely death. The remains will be
interred at Wyuka cemetery in this
city on Monday.
HurleJ in the Town He Founded.
LOUP CITY, Neb., Jan. 3. The fu
neral of William Benochoter, who
owned a homestead on the townsite of
Loup City in 1872, was held here. For
the last eleven years he had been a
resident of Richardson county, living
near Falls City, where he died. As
it had always been his desire to have
his last resting place here at the town
he was instrumental in founding, his
wich was parried out bv the family.
The bell which he gave to the Metho
dist church, when it was built, tolled
seventy-six times as a requieum. The
services were conducted by Rev. W. E.
Matthews of the Methodist church, as
sisted by Rev. McCahan of the Pres
byterian. Ice Plant May Close.
ASHLAND, Neb.. Jan. 3. The pro
pects are now that Swift ft Company's
ice house north of this city, will not be
operated this winter. The board ot
county commissioners at Wahoo thia
week Instructed County Clerk Chapek
to purchase the property for delin
quent taxes for 1896 and 1897, amount
ing to $2,400. The company says this
amount is more than its share of the
taxation and refuses to pay the money.
The closing down of the plant, which
now seems probable, will throw many
hundreds of Ashland laborers out of
H. C. Thompson Declared Insane.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Jan. 3.
H. C. Thompson, the former Missouri
Pacific agent at Talmage. who left and
was found in Omaha and brought to
this city, was before the commission
ers on insanity and adjudged insane
by them and will be taken to the
asylum at Lincoln.
Police Find Bloody Clothing.
SIOUX CITY, la., Jan. 3 The
Sioux City police have in their pos
session a suit of bloody clothes, which
was found under a railway bridge and
it may prove a valuable clue toward
tne capture of the- murderer of John
Robson. It was found hid away in a
hole by some children. The cellar
was spattered with blood and about
the place were numerous rags used by
th man to wipe his filthy hands. It
is hoped they may lead to a capture.
So far no arrests nave been made.
Jefferson Connty Oatcltl Dead.
FAIRBURY, Neb., Jan. 3. Herman
Tietjen, one of the commissioners of
Jefferson county, died at his heme,
three miles northeast of Plymouth, of
consumption. The deceased was thirty-five
years old and had served in
his present official capacity two years.
He wts a well-to-do German farmer
and had just completed a fine new
residence upon his excellently im
proved laai. He leaves a wife and two
Superior finrey ever seems to confer
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