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VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 41.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUAfiY 17 1W0.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,549.
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caUaacoaa Waablactoa Intallif anc.
. "W-ASHINGTON, Jan. 13. The honae
cemmittee on interstate and foreign
coaamerce today ordered a farorabl.
report upon the Hepbarn bill for th
cenatrnctlon of the Nicaragua canaL
The bill ia in most particulars thtt
same oae reported by this committm
in the last congress. There was some
- discission about the sdvibffity6rrf tlay.dobted tiw cerrictn
delaying: action on the bill until the
Isthmus Canal commission reported.
but this was finally regarded as un
necessary and all the members except
Fletcher of Minnesota voted to report
the bill favorably. The latter said his
ilence should not be constructed as
opposition to the measure, but merely
as a reservation of his right to support
or oppose it after further considera
tion. The committee made some chaneas in
the original MIL inserting a new set: -
tion 3 and making verbal alterations.
As finally agreed to, the bill is as fol-
"To provide for the construction of
a canal connecting the waters of the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
"Be it enacted, etc.. that the presi-
dent of the United States be, and he is
tereby authorized to acquire from the
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for and in behalf of the United States
.control of such portion of territory be
longing to Costa Rica and Nicauragua
as may be desirable and necessary, on
which to excavate, construct and de
fend a canal of such depth and capac-
Ity as will be sufficient for the move-
fflai oi snips oi me greatest tonnage
aad draff nnv Jn ns frnm a nnint
near Greytown. on the Caribbean sea.
via Lake Nicauragua. to Ereto. on tfie I
Pacific ocean: and such sums as mav .
be necessary to secure such control
are hereby appropriated out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise
"Section 3. That the president shall
cause secured full control over the ter -
ritory in section 1 referred to. he shall
direct the secretary of war to excavate
and construct a canal and waterway
from a point on the shore of the Car -
ribean sea. near Greytown. by way of
ikb Nicaragua, to a piai near nreio.
on the Pacific ocean. Such canal shall
be of sufficient capacity and depth so
that it may be used by vessels of the
largest tonnage and greatest depth
now in use. and shall be supplied with
all appliances to meet the necessities
of vessels passing from Greytown to
Breto. and the secretary of war shall
also construct such safe and commo
dious harbors at the termini of said
canal and such fortiflcations for de
fense as will be required for safety and
protection of said canal and harbors.
"Section 2. That when the president
has such surveys as may be necessary
for said canal and harbors and in the
constructing of the same.
"Section 4. That in the excavation
and construction of said canal the San
Juan river and Lake
such parts of each as may
available shall be used.
'Section 5. That in any negotiations
with the states cf Ccsta Rica or Nica
ragua the president is authorized to
guarantee to said states the use of said
canal andharbors, upon such terms as
may be agreed upon, for all vessels
owned by said states or by citizens
47.I "TKi- tTia enm nf 41 AC -
000.000 or so much thereof as may be
accessary, is hereby appropriated, oat
of any money in the treasury not otn- j
erwise appropriated, for the comple
tion of the work herein authorized,
said money to be drawn from the treaa-!
ury from time to time, as the same
shall be needed, upon warrants of the
nresident based on psthmtfs m
charge of the work and approved by
the secretary of. war
MORA IS OUT OF A J0I.
KeaiOTcd fram Paaittaa of Fiscal f
$aa?ra Court by WoS.
HAVANA. Jan. 13. "Frederico Mo
ra, fiscal of the supreme court, is here-
by removed from office for the good of ;
the public service. This
the result of an investigation into the
condition existing in th administra
tion of justice under his supervision."
The foregoing official r.rder as
handed to Senor Mora this meming
by Governor General Wood.
Senor 3Icras fall has been predicted
ever since the first case was brought
c.Ci .vC wv. a. .. ---." -- I
against the custom house officials, and j
the disgraceful condition cf the pris
ons, especially as affecting those await
ing trial, has been genexally charged
against him. For some time it has
been said that Mora has been devoting
too much attention to scciai affaira
and too little to his duties.
General Wood's investigation has
shown that the office of supreme court
fiscal is responsible for a large number
cf the untried cases and net only Mora
but others in the department of jus
tice, have been persistently trying to
block the charges against some officials
whom Collector Bliss is anxious to
prove guilty cf wholesale bribery and
Major GatUrio Dies Saddcaly.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. Jan. 13. Major
John B. Gutherie. aged 55. died sud
denly tonight. At the battle of San
Juan hill Captain Gutherie of the Thir
teenth infantry was wounded while
leading his regiment up the hill after
the commanding officer. Colonel
Worth, had been wounded. He was in
valided home, appointed major in the
Fifteenth infantry and assigned to spe
cial duty, representing the war depart
ment on the beard of managers on the
United States government exhibit at
the Pan-American exposition.
CHICAGO, . HL. Jan. 13. General
p3senger agents of the western and
transcontinental roads were in ses
sion all day for the restoration and
maintenance of traas-conrinental
eenger rates to all business other
New England points. The protest of
the Oregon Railway and Navigation
company rebate tickets to North Pa
cific points on colonist business was
also considered. A sub-committee was
appointed 'to take tne matter under
consideration and. reyort tomorrow
MY VI CIMttS BS VKWS.
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BOSTON, Jan. 13. In ij weekly re
view of the wool market the Boston
'Commercial Bulletin tomorrow will
'"Utah correspondents of Bostca. wool
hoases say that they have receired
persoaal aastwances from W. J. Bryan
that, if elected president, he will retain
a protective ir.tj en wool, having
changed hisr miad en free wool."
LINCOLN, Jan. 13. W. J. Bryan was
in the city a Sew hours this evening
on his way from Minneapolis to Co
lombia, Mo., where he speaks tonight.
His tour includes speeches at St. Louis,
Frankfort. Ky., Cincinnati and the At
lantic and New Hagian'l states and
will not be finished until February 3.
Bryan left for the soath at 6 o'clock.
Political intimates, when asked con
cerning sis reported change of opin
ion on free went, said they could not
speak with authority, but netbinc he
had said had indicated toat attitade
uw icyui u
VOUJNTf EtS ENTER SERVICE.
a f tk. City .f
Darlag Tk.lr Stay.
LONDON, Jan. 13. There was a
uniuqe and interesting ceremony at the
Guild hall today, when 500 of the City
cf London Imperial volunteers received
their kits and the freedom of the city.
The bis crowds in the vicinitv cheered
1 Q arriving volunteers, each of whom
received a parchment certificate of the
freedom, enclosed in a neat blue case.
The ceremonial admitting the officers.
this afternoon, was more elaborate. It
, occurred in the presence of the lord
mayor, Mr. A. J. Newton, the coun-
cilors and the duke of Cambridge,
j The portion of the regiment, which
, iis tomorrow, will attend a sn.ril
service in St Paul's cathedral tonight
1 and will afterwards be entertained at
supper by the benchers of the inner
HAMfERS TVMUC IUH.MNG WORK
cmm .f AtiYaaeiaa Priem.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Assistant
Secretary Taylor of the Treasury de-
J partment told the house committee on
public buildings and grounds today
' that the supervising architect's office
was much hampered because of an ad-
I vane of about 30 per cent in building
Many appropriations for public
buildings bad been found to be quite
I inadequate because of advancing
1 prices. Moreover, the cost of sites
, j also riseiK Tre are aboat 130
. nuDiJc buildintr bills befor the eom-
mittee. involving appropriations of
120.000.000. While no formal action
was taken, the sentiment of the com
mittee appeared to be favorable to pro
viding increased appropriations for
work already authorized in order to
meet the added cost of material.
KWEY TO VISIT CALIFORNIA.
FrBfaea Coarraaalanal DIntioa
Xaka tha Trip Tfmxt Saaaer.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. The Cali
fornia delegation in congress called
today on Admiral Dewey and invited
him to visit the state next September,
when California will celebrate the
semi-centennial of its admission to the
union. The admiral said he hoped to
make the trip to California next sum
mer or fall and he would endeavor
to arrange so as to be present at the
time indicated. During the intercourse
Admiral Dewey said that before the
battle of Manila, when he was look
ing ahead to his retirement, he had
intended making arrangements to live
at Santa Barbara. Ca!.. as he
j PP'e the climate of
Floar Dlaaata All Sattlaal.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 13. At
the cabinet meeting today Secretary
Hay read the reply of the British gov
ernment to our representations regard
ing the four seizure in Delacoa Rav.
. Members of the cabinet after the
' meeting, said the British answer was
' entirely satisfactory to the govern
ment. The several resolutions of in
quiry as to the conduct of the war.
which have been introduced in both
houses of congress were discussed acd
the statement was made that full and
complete information would
anea on au or tne matters coverea
ii iae carinrai. uv guaaiuic. .a. ma-
patcn irom irenerai una announcing
further successes in Luzon was read
and favorably commented upon.
Lawtoa Fa Klakty Tkoaoaaal.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. General
Corbin announced today hat the sub
scriptions to the Lawtoc fund had
reached the handsome figure of ff Q.10L,
reacnec tne nanasome ngure ot aiuawi.
bamc increase of nearly $8,000 since
the last report Today's subscriptions
included cne of $.595 from the mem
bers of the Union League club of New
York, which is la addition to subscrip
tions seat to Washington direct from
members of the club amounting to
t Stay Bo KokaUc
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Before the
completion of the Siberian railroad "t
has become necessary to reconstruct
the work already done, and this will
cost not less than S25,0ou.C00. The in
formation is supplied to the state de
partment oy Commercial Agent Green
er at Yladivostock.
taoroaso la Postal Kocoipts.
WASHINGTON.. Jan. 13. A state
meat of the gross postal receipts for
December. 1599. was compared with
the receipts for the same month dar
ing; the preceding year shows a net
increase ef f 139.S35. or 5 per cent The
total receipts for last December were
S4.1S2.03. New York. Chicago. Phila
delphia. Boston. St. Louis. Cincinnati.
Brooklyn. Baltimore and Plttsburr II
showed increases. San Francisco's re
ceipts decreased 7.S per cenc The
largest percentage of increase shown
was at Albany. 21.S per cent De
creases are shown at Providence. R. L;
LoweU. Mass.: New Haven. Conn.;
Peoria. I1L; and St Joseph. Mo.
Cosaaittoo Xoota Araia.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. The Rob
erts investigating committee continued
its executive session today. Members
of the committee said the outlook for
reaching a conclusion was quite in
deftnite. as individual view? were being
expressed for the purpos- of secHxing
some common basis of. understanding:
The absence of Mr. Miers of TaHtana
may delay a report until next week.
Chairman Taylor states that the lack
of a speedy report is in no way signi
ficant ot disagreement in the cssamit-
WOOD'S WDH IN CUBA
Is 21 Deime IiTtrisni
sai Military Aatlwrities.
AN MKI SMN TO if ISSIO.
CwtTwmj Sitm Gacal I.adl4
aa tk. Cass ACaln r tk.
a. B. Gradaaily Tarad Ovr t. tk.
Cakaaa Xsttm te a 6aral Way
HAVANA. Jan. 12. Tomorrow Gen
eral Wood will issue an order denning
the relations between the civil and
military authorities. Except in a supervisory-
sense the military authori
ties will nof Interfere beyond matters
of maitaHas inl uUia JAb-ls.
8f a miaitary-esaracterr THe mmtary
authorities will haw general supervi
sion of all the rural' guards of the isl
and. Engineer officers will act under the
direction of Senor Villalon. secretary
of public works. CmBan engineers have
been appointed as rapidly as possible
and thus the department ef public
works will gradually come entirely un
der Cuban controL subject only to Gen
eral Wood's approvaL
The military commanders through
out the island have received instruc
tions to visit the prisons in their juris
dictions at least once a month, to
make full reports and to prevent the
recurrence of such abuses as have long
existed but are being rapidly reme- j
All department commanders have
notified that the military must not be
employed, except where the civil pow
er is ineffective.
Senor Federico Mora, the supreme
court nscal. has addressed a letter ta , arrived, who went to Jacoby. but he.
the judges of the supreme court saying , toe. was gasping his last and death
that the judge in charge of the custom closed his lips before he could explain
house fraud cases claims that the the reason of his rash act. The bodies
proper course of law has been ignored j of both men were taken to their re
by the intervening government in that spective homes and a courier sent to
individuals, sanctioned by Collector j Butte to notify Coroner StockwelL He
Bliss, can be prosecuted. responded immediately and upon arriv-
He further claims that Collector in at the nlace emnaneled a iurv.
Bliss refuses to deliver the original
documents giving evidence of the
guilt of the accused custom house em
ployes and that lawyers nominated
by the intervening government inter
vene to direct the methods of investi
gation. These facts, tae judge de
clares, constitute a transgression of
the law and the supreme court should
request all such restrictions to be re
Cubano says it has received two
notes from General Ludlow, military
governor ef Havana, one imposing a
fine ef 5 upon the paper for not hav
ing answered questions put by Gen
aral T.nHlow in a. former note and the
,... l.M that- thm Cnhann in-
stead of rectifying the raise statement I laboral Tcraaa.
has reiterated it and that if the paper t WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The ans
does not make proper rectification it wer of the British government to Am
will be fined $10. bassador Choate's representations re-
Senor Varona. secretary of finance, specting the seizures ot American
asserted today that General Wood, had i flour -and other goods on Lhe three ves
assured him of his intention to deliver seis Beatrice. Mashona and Maria, has
the management of the Gnances of th-; I Deen received.
island by degrees into the hands of ' Just the officials of the state de
the Cubans. partment expected, it amounted to a
Weekly statements of the customs ansWar, very satisfactory as far
receipts are to be handed over to S. i gg t g disposing of 'he character
nor Verona, as statements of various , of some of the ds j but noi
moneys handed over by the mterven- final, d(icldine broadiy whether or
General Wood also told him, he says. '
to arrange the !f
fco tVi; wr..,l! ha a rf?ffirwir matter
especially in the existing state of pub
lic opinion, which regards public em
ployment as a legitimate reward for
La Patria says a solemn manifes
tation of protest against tne installa
tion of a foreigner to the bisnopric of
Havana is being signed and will be
signed by many prominent Cubans.
Carlos Garcia has been named in-
specter general of prisons. The Cu-
bano eavs the appointment is a goo-I
one as Garcia is well qualified for tne l
STORING OF WESTERN WATERS.
A BUI by Soaator Alloa for Boliof of
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. Senator
Allen introduced a number of bills
ta7-m?.n.?.?ii?l?'with the goods seized on the third
ance. yne u,.uiuuu.ul,
Ot insolvent national naniu "j eicr.1. a.
oermanent receiver. Another is a bill
for the relief of settlers on the Great
Sioux reservation, lying iau ovm iu i
.u- .,. mf Vahraolra North Dakota. I
.. a i t.-.r I
South Dakota, and one directing the
secretary of the interior to make a .
survey for and report on the cost of
erecting reservoirs on certain rivers
in the United States and their tribu
taries and appropriating $1,000,000 for
carrying cut the provisions of the act.
The bill affects Nebraska. North and
South Dakota. Iowa and Wyoming, by
providing for the erection of reservoirs
for the conservation and storage in
the best and most advantageous man
ner of the waters of the rivers in the
states named, for industrial purposes,
the Sioux. Missouri. Des Moines. Yel
lowstone. White, and the various
branches of the Platte. Arkansas and
Cimarron rivers for the benelt of Ne
braska. Wyoming is to have reser
voirs en the Platte, Green, Windy and
Big Horn rivers.
Statas of tfco Laartaa Faad.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. Adjutant
General Corbin has received altogeth
er I72.9S0 for the Lawten fund. 1553
Cosaaalttao Tryiaa ' Agroo.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The Pob
ert3 investigating committee held a
protracted executive sessirn today in
hope of reaching a conclusion, but so
many legal questions were discussed
that a vote was not taken. Another
meeting will be held at 10:30 tomorrow
morning. A member of the commit
tee is authority for the statement that
delay is due mainly to a desire to se
cure" unanimity and avoid, if possible,
two reports. The differences relate to
the manner of excluding Roberts.
Chicago's School Ecoaoaay.
CHICAGO, Jan. li Action taken
last night by the board of education
is expected to result in. me publishing
and furnishing to pupils at cost price
of ail books used in the public schools.
Uy a unanimous vote the president
was instructed to appoint a committee
of seven to investigate printing and
binding, ascertaining the ct. They
m raTTMi mwMi to make a recommen
dation on the question w";ther the i
beard snail provide itsett witn raciii
ties for printing and rinding or let
wark to lowest Udders.
VICTIMS Of MANIAC'S flRT.
sot. XUa. rwmm stats Sfc 1
BUTTE, Neb., Jan. 12. A donal
tragedy was enacted at the noma C
Milton Nelson, seven miles from. aere
today, and as a result Nelson and nia
near neighbor and intimata friend.
County Commissioner M. H. Jacoby,
lie dead, both being victims of ballets
fired from a revolver in the sands
of the latter. Jacoby was insane when
he committed the double crime. From
little Sammy Nelson, a 12-year-old son
of one of the dead men, is gleaned the
following account of the tragedy:
Mr. Jacoby had hitched up ais horsa
for the purpose of coming to Butts to
attend to his official duties and stopped.
at Nelson's, tied his horse and went
to the cattle shed, where Mr. Nelson
and son Sam were milking. He passed
the time of day and asked Nelson to
come to Butts with him, which, ha
agreed to do as soon as he got. his
chores done. After further talk they
went behind the shed to look at some
cattle. Returning to the front ef tM
shed' Jacoby pulled a 3-caliber revaP
ver from his pocket. The boy noticed
the gun and called out "Papa." Nelson
turned his head and asked the boy
what he wanted. That instant Jacoby
levelled the weapon and sent a ball
crashing through the brain of his vic
tim. Nelson fell without a word and his
slayer turned and ran fifty yards,
placed the gun to his head and fired.
The bullet entered behind and above
the right ear and came out on the
other side of his head. As in the first
instance the aim was deadly and Ja
coby fell in his tracks, while a large
pool of blood and brains marked the
spot where he lay.
In the meantime little Sam had
given the alarm and Mrs. Nelson
rushed to the assistance of her hus
band, but only in time to lift his head
and witness him expire without a
By this time several neighbors had
which returned the following verdict:
"We. the jurors, find from tal evi
dence that Milton Nelson came to his
death at the hands of one M. H. Jacoby
by a pistol shot fired by the said
Jacoby. The jury believe said Jacoby
to have been insane."
The same jury rendered the follow
ing verdict on Jacoby's deaht: "We.
the jury, find from the evidence that
M. H. Jacoby came to his death by his
own hand from a pistol shot through
RECEIVE ANSWER OF IWTISi.
i Satisfactory as Tar as It
not fcodstnffs ,r(, to b rezardwi
The British government adopts pre-
cict swuuo Liiu oao.iiiicvi uj liic
siaxe department and embodied by
Choate in his note on the subject ad
dressed to the British foreign office.
In brief. Choate reports as follows:
That the answer is highly satisfac
tory; that it is broad and liberal in
terms. The position assumed by the
British government is that foodstuffs
in transit to a hostile destination can
ke regarded as contraband of war only
wnen tney are supplies ror the enemy's
forces. It is not sufficient they are
capable of being used for the benefit
of the enemy; it must be shown that
they are so in fact through their des
tination at the time of the seizure.
The British government does not
claim that aay of the American goods
on the German bark Maria and the
British bark Mashona were contra
band of war. The British government
is investigating the facts in connection
vessel, the Beatrice.
FILiFINOS TIT IP A FIGHT.
al Ballard Has a Skara Brash With
MANILA. Jan. 12. Colonel Bullard.
with the Thirty-ninth infantry, mov
ing in three columns, from Calamba.
with two guns, attacked ten companies
of insurgents, strongly entrenched on
the Santa Tomas road. They resisted
stubbornly, making three stands.
Twenty-four of the rebels were killed
anu sixty prisoners were taken. The
Filipinos retreated, carrying their
woiinded toward Laae Taal. One Amer
ican was killed and two officers were
Gob. Sfotkaaa lasaao.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. A special cable
to the Tribune from London says:
Lieutenant General Lord Methuen.
commanding the column advancing to
the relief of Kimberley, is to be re
lieved cf his command within two
weeks. Later he will be sent to Cape
town and eventually ordered home.
When he reaches England he will be
retired. These facts have been con
firmed by an official of the War office.
Lord Methuen's case is a sad one.
Always a man of grand physiuqe a
clever boxer and an all-round sports
man his constitution began to show
signs of breaking down almost imme
diately after he took command of his
X-awtoa's Body oa tko Tkoamas.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12. Gen
eral Shatter received a telegram from
Nagasaki today, sent by Major Hyd,
quartermaster of the transport Thorn.
as. stating that the bedy of Generst
H. W. Lawton is on this transport
whieh is due in San Francisco January
29. The body will be escorted to Wash
ington by General Shatter himself.
Fattiaraw's oatoatoad BUI.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12; Senator
Pettigrew today reported his free
homestead bill, which has been a sub
ject of much discussion in past con
gresses. It was reported on the last
session, but: failed to meet the wishes
of the house. Whether this hill win
have any material effect upon" Flynn's
Oklahoma free homes bill cannot at
present be decided, bat it is believed
that should Flyan be able to get his
bill through, it win be amended tm
conference so that it will not conflict
wita PettigreWs MIL
mi Mm to pay
H Osiaa f Udka 1111 Em It
mVB!0N IS UttlY T0IEMAK
Tssaoa Toiecranhie Order tat
aorta Uoa of Llaatcaaat Wad-
i CkUaas Fat ia that Caa-
AUowod. Wlthoat LeglakUi.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 11. Adjutant
General Barry hears occasionally- of
v member of the First Nebraska volun
teers who did not come home with
his resdmeat from San Francisco and
who waats the state to reimburse him
far tna railroad fare he has paid. The
state secured susacrlntioas and thus
da np a parse to pay the fare of
the entire regiment A few members
- of the regiment came before it started
and seme came straggling along after
ward. These soldiers as a rule did
not maka application to be carried
free when the regiment moved, and
for this reason they were left out of
the accounts. The accounts were
closed and the remainder of the state'3
fund was returned to the subscribers.
D. EL Thompson of Lincoln advanced
920,006 for the return of the soldiers
Before tho accounts were closed
provision was made for the return of
the soldiers who were unable to re
turn with the regiment on account of
wounds or sickness. General Barry
issued a telegraphic order yesterday
for the transportation for Lieutenant
Wadswerth of Beatrice, who was a
member of company B, Fullerton.
Lieuteaant Wadsworth is now in the
general aespital at the Presidio. He
was wauaded in the leg and his in
juries were of such a serious nature
that several surgical operations had
to be performed. He -a now able to
travel and will come home.
In regard to the application of An
drew B. Currier, late private of com
pany I. First Nebraska volunteers, for
the refunding of the money expended
for transportation from San Francisco
to Nebraska, General Barry is unable
to do anything except to present the
claim to the next legislature. In re
ply to a letter from Major J. N. Killian,
First Nebraska, in regard to the claim.
General Barry has written as follows:
"I regret vary much to inform you
that there, is no appropriation that is
available far that purpose. The trans
portation fund, raised by the governor
of this state, has been closed and bal
ance on hand returned to subscribers.
You might advise Mr. Currier to for
ward his claim, with receipt attached,
for money expended and I shall pre
sent the same at the next session of
the legislature for reimbursement."
Sergeant George E. Kinney, com
pany G, Second regiment, Nebraska
national guard, was discharged yes
terday by reason of non-residence, the
order to take effect yesterday.
Coal Winos Mast Bo Idla.
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 11. A fire at
the Glen Rock Coal company's mine
at G!en Rock, Wyo.. has laid the pow
er house and other buildings in waste
and destroyed its machinery and tools.
5ven the cable rope was wound around
the drum and was rendered useless for
future use. The fire was discovered
at an early in the morning, but the
mines were witnout a water system
and the wind was blowing a tremend
ous gale. The fire was caused from
an explosion of a boiler in the hoisting
department. The mines are closed
and hundreds of men are without
work. The company has mules draw
ing out enough coal to fill its govern
ment contracts, out orders for train
loads of coal that supplies the entire
northwest Nebraska district are un
fulfilled. The Glen Rock company bought the
TJeer Creek Coal company of a number
of Fremont, Nab..men a year ago and
had placed their coal next to Cambria,
Wyo., in quantity consumed ia the
northwest territory. The company
cannot resume the filling of orders for
at least two weeks, but will prepare
temporary means of supplying the de
mand bv that time. The Deer Creek
Coal company supplies the government
posts, and some Nebraska state insti
tutions. The property carried oome
insurance, but not enough to cover
the loss. All available help is being
utilized in rebuilding the property.
The old machinery Till be replaced
with better power.
Ohjeet to Paymeat of Costs.
NBBRASKA CITY, Neb., Jan. 10.
The men who were active in seeking
the disbarment cf Atorney John C.
Watson, and to whom Judge Ramsey
taxed the costs of the trial, and who
afterwards appealed to the supreme
court, have served their brief on Mr.
Watson. As soon as his brief is pre
pared the case will be submitted to the
For a Nebraska Kacias Circuit.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Jan. 10. A num
ber of prominent horsemen met here
and decjded to have Kearney become
a member of the western Nebraska
racing circuit O. G. Smith was ap
pointed a delegate to represent Kear
ney in the meeting at Hastings Tues
day, at which time the circuit will be
Boot Sugar Factory Starts.
AMES. Neb., Jan. 10. The big beet
sugar factory of the S'ndard com
pany was started up on the 6th. and
will be in operation for three months
at least It has a capacity of 500 tons
of beet3 per day.
Saaadcrs Cooaty XortoC" Record.
OSCEOLA. Neb.. Jan. 10. For the
month of December the records in the
county clerk's office show that mort
gages have been taken off of farmers'
and merchants' property in the sum
of 134,205.94 more than the mortgages
filed. This is the showing: Farm
mortgages filed. 22. amounting to $23,
843.95; released, 32. amounting to J2S.
849.39. City mortgagee filed. 4,
amounting to S2475; released, 4,
amounting to $1,436. Chattel mortga
ges filed, 73. amounting to 523,619.93;
released, 233, amounting to $53,509.03.
Folk Cooaty Xaa Dies la Canada.
OSCEOLA. Neb.. Jan. 10. Word has
been received here by friends of the
death of Richard S. Genge, at Dnait.
Ontario. Mr. Genge had lived six
years beyond the allotted time cf man.
being seventy-six years old. He was
the father of the station agent here.
Robert R. Genge. who went to the old
fireside several weeks ago and was
with his father during his hut days
The old "Second church" in Boston
jclebialed its 250tir .anniversary recently:
tftjutAt motif coKcaxc o.
Salt Agalaat Catoat FacisVf
Frala-kt aad XtfCBl O
OMAHA, Na., Jan. 13. Osfciala of
tne frsMttt aid aasaenger departments
of tncllre railroads having general
oCcea in this city-k Union Pacific
the Burlington and ta Elkhorn
make no attempt to conceal tl con
cern relating to the suit which AOstfr
ney General Smythe has filed against
the Union Pacific, alleging violation
of tie law in the recent change- in
charges for shipments of live stock.
According to agreameat all the rail
roads operating into Ofiaba instituted
the changes whereby charges- tor ship
ments of live stock are computed 4
cents per hundred instead of dollars
par car, December 1, 1899. Freight offi
cials argue that in the long run this
basis costs the shipper no more than
formerly, out privately admit that the
change was made expressly for the
purpose of Increasing tnetf freight
The suit brought by the attorney
general was in a measure a surprise to
th railroads and. the general attor
neys at the three roads most vitally af
fected were unprepared to make any
statement regarding the legal status
of the case. The fact tha the origi
nal suit is filed against the UnioB Pa
9c furnishes but little room for com-
fort on the part of the Burlington and
Elkhorn for the reason that if the Un
ion Pacific is found guilty of violating
the law in the premises they are equal
ly at fault The same is true, also,
of the Missouri Pacific, the Rock Isl
and, the Omaha, the Milwaukee and
all roads carrying live stock to the
South Omaha markets.
John N. Baldwin, who has charge of
the legal affairs of the Union Pacific
in this state, stated: "I have been
away from my office for the last five
weeks. During my absence this cnanga
in the basis of charging for shipments
of live stock came up. I am not
therefore, sufficiently familiar with the
matter to express any opinion. The
first intimation I had of any such suit
came from the notice contained in The
Bee. I must take the matter up from
the very beginning and investigate it
in its various phases before I will be
competent to express my views on the
J. E. Kelby. assistant general attor
ney of the Burlington, stated : "This
suit which the attorney general has
filed against the Union Pacific road is
one fraught with very great impor
tance to the railroads of Nebraska.
An expression of legal opinion coming
from an attorney of one of the rail
roads interested in this matter would
be virtually giving publicity to the
defense which the railroads exppct to
make, and that would manifestly be
unwise in view of the undisputed im
portance of the suit."
Cornell Will Wait.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 13. Auditor
Cornell announces that he will wait
for a decision of the court before pro
ceeding to collect the fees due the
state from the insurance companies li
censed by former Auditor Eugene
Moore. It was erroneously reported
that the condition cf the law would
withhold the license? these com
panies until they maae good the short
age of his predecessor. It was assert
ed that such action would be taken
to save the taxpayers of the state the
expense of endless litigation. Auditor
Cornell is in favor of allowing the
courts to divide the liability among the
various companies that were licensed
by Moore. Of the fees collected by him
nbout $9,000 was paid into the treas
ury, and what companies deserve
credit for the payment, he thinks, is
a question that should be referred to
Hoc. John Petars Injured.
ALBION, Neb Jan. 13. Hon. John
Peters was thrown from a buggy and
sustained severe bruises and a
wrenched shoulder that wil confine
wrenched shoulder that will confine
He was returning home from Peters
burg when the accident occurred, be
ing caused by a breaking of a portion
of the buggy. He is receiving the
congratulations of his friends and his
physician that he escaped with as few
injuries as he did under the circum
stances. Veteran Drops Dead.
JUNLATA. Neb., Jan. 13. William
T. Drake, an old settler of Adams
county and a veteran of the civil war,
was found dead in hi3 barn. He was
subject to heart disease and it is sup
posed that while doing his work he had
an attack of his old complaint and
suddenly dropped dead. He was a
member of the Grand Army here and
will be buried by the order. He leaves
a wife and five married children. He
was about 70 years of age.
Fight Over Threo Million.
FALLS CITY. Neb.. Jan. 13. Judge
Thompson of Grand Island is holding
a special term here, hearing the cele
brated Miles will case. An entire day
was taken up with arguments for a
continuance asked by the contestants.
The suit is brought to set aside the
will of the late "Colonel" Stephen D.
Miles, a pioneer Nebraskaa and an old
time government mail contractor. An
estate valued at $3,000,000 is involved.
Search for Iaoa' Beoaaias.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Jan. 13. Coroner
Bennett and a number of men out at
Nelson's farm hunting for the arm
and remainder of the head that wa
missing when the body was found.
Ten small pieces of bone were found,
all of which belonged to the skuIL
Part of them were in the hog lot and
the remainder around the bam. The
search will be continued until the
whole body is found.
Theodora eIsoa Held for Warder.
KEARNEY, Neb.. Jan. 13. Theo
dore Nelson was taken before County
Judge Yost on the charge of having
murdered his father. He waived ex
amination and was held to the district
court, whicn convenes here January
29. He is in jail.
Farm Hoaae Burned.
TECUMSEH. Neb. Jan.13. The fam
ily residence of John Price, at Smart
ville, was totally destroyed by fin to
gether with practically ail its contents.
A defective fine is the 3uppcsed caus?.
Too SVaay Feoplo to Soit Him.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Jan. 13. Nenzele
Sistek. a farmer in the northeast part
of Buffalo county, was adjudged In
sane. Sistek spent nine months in tha
asylum in 1896. but was released be
cause he was thought to have Lea
mred. He recently began to think
there are too many people living and
had made up his mind to kill a few.
STELLA. Neb.r Jan. 13. Ben Timer
man ,the boy so badly burned by gas
oline, died from his injuries. His
condition was not thought to be criti
cal at first
Ojmdag ef tha Iadaatrj ia Tempatarilj
ITS CATACITY 500 TONS R 1 1AY
Toaa of Beats Fraai
Craft a SoU A WaU-ta-
Other 5tun Throaghoar.
OMAHX Xe.. Jan. 9.-R. M. '4JIen,
the Ames b saar magnate, was in
Oat) aha PririiT raSs.rninc lO his hotk3
in the evening to Jfcvticipate in the
. . h. a. 1 a m
inauguration ot the new jes ne;. su
gar factory. The opening Pi this new
factory baa "been delay a several
linn baeamae ef the difficulty expe
rienced ia getting- material, as the
mills and iaetories from whictt sugar
factory machinery is obtained .have
been overtaxed. The capacity of Jhe
Ames factory Is 50J tons per day and
the company has about 20,000 tens of
beets from last summer's crop in soli,
the consumption of whicn will require
about three months operations, as the
factory 'will noc start ou; at its full
The Ames people are said ta have in
vested about $400,000 ia their factory,
having so constructed it that with a
slight further outlay its capacity can
be increased to 1.000 tons per day
It is Mr. Allen who i3 in negotia
tion with the Commercial club to se
cure the raising of a largo quantity of
beets in Douglas county during: this
Fire at St. Edwards.
ST. EDWARD. Jan. f. Fire broke
out in the store room at the corner of
Second and Beaver streets, occupied-by
Abood Bros.' general store. BefoY
the fire was checked it had destroyed
the whole of Abocd's stock and the ad
joining building, occupied by N. C.
Peterson's general store, and nearly all
the household furniture.of August An
dersen, who lived over Peterson's
store. The latter building was new,
having- been built last season. Pe
terson saved a portion of his stock
of goods, but in damaged condition.
Both tiiil&ngs belonged to August
Anderson. The buildings were insured
for 11.600 or $1,700. Mr. Peterson
wa3 insured on stock to ths amount of
$1,500, Abood Bros.. $3,000.
.ITjnterioas Shoottnc JanTray.
ATKINSON. Neb.. Jan. 9. Clark
Guy. 28 years old, was brought into
Atkinson from the farm of a man
named Boetcher. southwest of here
about fifteen miles. He was shot sev
eral times in the head and also In the
back. He was completely covered with
blood. Guy was taken to the Mew
chants hotel, where he is being cared'
for. It is rumored that tnere is a wo
man in the affair. The sheriff and
county attorney are here and Boetcher
and another man have given them
selves up. Guy is not expected to live.
Guy has no home, althrugh he haa
lived here for several years. The au
thorities will not divulge the name
of the second man in custody.
Faraaer and Manmj Xlatin'. ,
CORTLAND, Neb.. Jan. 9. Hamil
ton Stafford, a well to Jo farmer liv
ing three miles north of this place, has
been missing since Wednesday and the
conditions surrounding his disappear
ance are indicative of foul play. He
left here by team Wednesday for Lin
coln, carrying with him 3100 in gold
to pay a note, intending to -eturn home
the same evening. Thursday evening
his wife and daughters aiove to Lin
coln in search cf him. They found
where he had put his team in a barn
Wednesday noon, but thafc he had been
seen by no one since 4 o clock of that
day. The note had not been paid.
Stafford is 50 years old and slightly
Allder Said to Be in Xexlco.
WEST POINT. Neb.. Jan. 9. News
has been received of the whereabouts I
of Charles R. Axlder. the defaulting
cashier of the defunct First National
bank cf Neligh. Allder was reared
and educated in West Point. After the
failure of the tnk he fled to Mexico.
On h!a arrival there he 'vorked with
a cccaAruction gang, and later was
given eharga of a number of work
men employed by a contractor, who
has befri'saded- him. H- refuses to
return to this country, and under the
provisions of the extradition treaty
with Mexico cannot be compelled to do
so. His wife and family will shortly
Old Resident Drops Dead.
GERING. Neb., Jan. 9. Fayette
FIndley a well known resident of this
place, dropped dead of bart disease.
He wa3 helping to run a wood saw at
the time and faad just placed a log
on the carriage when he fell to the
ground and expired in a moment He
leaves a large family s?eral of the
children being quite small.
Implement Dealer Auticn.
AURORA. Neb.. Jan. 5 Bishop A
Carver, probably cne of the most ex
tensive implement dealen in this sec
tion of the 3tate. made an assignment
to the sheriff. It is said the firm has
ample iesources to cover liabilities,
but have taken thi3 course to close up
Prompt Redemption of Bonds.
GENEVA. Neb.. Jan. 9. On Janu
ary 1. 1S93. Fillmore couciy Issued It3
bond3 for 150,000 for the purpose of
building a court house. The building
was erected and fumishei at a cost of
135,000. Six thousand dollars was paid
out of the fund3 on hand and forty
thousand dollars of the bands have
been paid. Treasurer Jacob Weis
having just redeemed 13,000 of the
bonds, and will call in and pay the re
maining 110,000 July 1 next. The
bonds were drawn for twenty years.
Flllmcre county doubtr if any county
in the state can show a better record.
Foot Frst Changes Hands.
SCHUYLER. Neb.. Jan. 9. The Cox
county poor farm, whicn has been in
the care of H. H- Wood3 during three
years past, is this year in charge of
Eugene Wait, who pay.5 12 per acre
for the land and receives 12.73 per
week far boarding the county poor.
Brady Talks of Gotbeaborx Xow.
BRADY, Neb. Jan. 9. The tele
phone lines recently put in here con
necting a branch store with an estab
lishment at Gothenburg and the lum
ber yard here with Gothenburg yards,
are now in oceration.
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