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' i ii I WPWW TFWF' T,' ,"S ' i -J -PS-S "wjVvysa- 'A ! 5-rf-fi? "i&& . &-2 Lite : 7l:jfe. -?? 4& r - & if f - - -.. ? MNgpHnnaManBaBp "-V svrrsr , . - y . - i i v 5: t .'- IimrniL aBmamamsw mmwam 1 . K-:?. ir- j.1- .- ' .' : . K c ? fc '-' I . J -. i. fj.'v. s. r. ' I M.k V !. ft- L . . & E . . I . .-: M a if-. VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 45. COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1900. WHOLE NUMBER 1,553. BULLER DRIVEN BACK TnW attempt to BeUere Ladjuuta Ii UiaaooeMfiil. OF THE TUGEU Areepta Te the fttatemeat tat Another Fallare'Has neea Made OIMM Deepens the Sazllah Capital Malfoan la Kespoase to Joad!a; Makaa Gaarded Statement la Coca- LONDON, Feb. 10. London ac :. tepu as true the statements that Gen ' cral Buller has failed again. These . statements were passed by the British . censor at Aden and are read in the Hht of Mr. Balfour's announcements in the Commons that General Buller Is cot pressing; his advance. . LEIPSIC. Feb. 10. The Neuste Nachrichten prints a special dispatch ' from a correspondent who says that General Buller's third -attempt to re- Here Ladysmith has completely failed BOER HEAD LAAGER. LADY SMITH. Thursday, Feb. 8. The Brit ish, who were in possession of the kopje at Molensdrift, abandoned it after a bombardment by Boer cannon this morning and retired across the Tugela river to their former position. A desultory cannonade is proceed ing at the Tugela this morning, but otherwise everything is quiet. LONDON. Feb. 10. (New York World Cablegram.) The English j . public all day long had a critical sit uatioa of Buller's forces on their nerves. The war office, the political and service clubs were crowded during the afternoon and evening by men In " search of war news. Just after the house convened Ban nerman asked if the government had any war news. Balfour's only answer was "No." In the language of anxious lobby and clubmen it wasn't what he ' said, but the nasty way he said it ' -Then the public read in the even ing papers the Boer report that Buller had been driven back across the Tu gela. This redoubled public pressure for information and just before the house adjourned Balfour rose in his place and with great care gave ut terance to this statement: "The war office has information pointing to the conclusion that Bul ler Is not pressing hiB advance beyond the point he occupied on Wednesday, and the government does not feel jus tified in asking him for more detailed information, nor if they had It would .they make it public until t'le opera tion was completed." This only increased the anxious gloom of those who were waiting for news. The experts wondered whether - the operation referred to was the retreat or the relief of -Ladysmith. All agreed that the : situation showed clearly that the government and Roberts were agreed that Buller should be left se- verely alone with his present forcc3 to work out the salvation of Lady- - smith and make good, if he can, his former failure on the Tugela. Many of the best informed are in clined to think that both Methuen and Buller have received instructions only to keep as many Boers as possible em ployed on the Modder and Tugela while Roberts and Kitchener complete arrangements and prepare to strike a heavy blow against the Orange Free State. The Leader expert says: "The Boers report that Buller has once more been forced to retreat across the Tugela river. Hitherto their dispatches have been unpleasantly near the mark and there will be a general disposition to believe this news. Buller's own friends had no news from up to 10 o'clock last night. MacDonald has been recalled by that astonishing general, Methuen. There can only be one excuse for such a movement, namely, the imminence of the march east It is beyond doubt that the most authoritative opinion in London regards it probable that the endeavor will be made to force the line on the Orange river before Wed nesday next. If Buller has retired a third time we fear Ladvsmith must fall." UWTffi fcESTS At AltUNCTOfi Caaatrr fays tit Last ateatfn ta tae , Great Se:t:ar. WASHINGTON; Fen. io. Majof General Henry W; Lawton was buried today in the National cemetery at Arlington. It was a na tion's tribute to a national hero and the sorrow of i whole people was expressed when America added the chaplet of cypress to the brow thaf so long had worn the laurel The burial services beneath the leaf less trees at Arlington was preceded by services In the Church of the Covenant, on Connecticut avenue, at which every department of the government was rep resented; including the president, con gress, the supreme court members of the army and navy within reach of Washington. Lawton's old comrades of the line and staff, the dinlomatic corns In all its brilliance of uniform and decoration and as many citizens of all degrees as were fortunate enough to find standing room within the walls. But the crowd within was insignii cant compared with the thousands who braved the lowering winter's day for a glimpse of the 1 agonTpea caisson with" its military escort as it passed throug't the streets. Hundreds more made the toilsome pilgrimage to Arlington to to bear the last words pro nounced over the open grave, where tha president, his cabinet and the general commanding the army stood wita bowed heads until the last volley ha4 been fired and the bugle sounded tap3. It was the home-coming of a hero. For seven weeks, ever since the fatal news from San Mateo had been flashed around the width of the world, ttio country had waited to pay its best trib ute to the dead. La.vton, to the great bulk of Amer icans had been the Incarnation of ths American soldier. He had made his mark m the civil war from the Missis sippi to the sea and in the interval of potential peace,' It was he who had beaten at his own game Geronimo, the greatest master of desert craft and mountain fighting that the west had ever known, and who, in the new prob lem of tropic war, had proved the most daring and resourceful of all the gen erals in the field. It was in tribute to these qualities that the Lawton fund had in -a few weeks been swelled past all the expectations of its originators, for America knew that Lawton being a soldier first and only, had left to tnose who loved him no heritage, save his iword and a spotless name. For a day and a night the body of the soldier lay in state in the Church of the Covenant. Solemnly, when th doors were opened, troopers from his old command, with sabers drawn werT keeping vigil at the head and foot Be neath the soft lights of the altar rose a tropical jungle of palms and higher than the flag-draped coffin rose banks of flowers, tributes from every auarte.' of the land. At his head hung, in diu folds, the dingy battle flag from San Mateo, still on the bamboo staff an I supported by one of the men who was near him when he fell. Close to the coffin sat President Mc Kinley and on his right the secretary of state. With them were the secre tary of war, the attorney general, the secretary of the navy, the postmaster general, the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of the interior and the secretary of agriculture. Near by wer Mrs. Lawton. little Manley and the oth ers of the family, and to the left Gen eral Merrltt, General Brooke, Gener.il Shafter and their staff officers, all in uniform, and all Lawton's comrades who at one time or another had ac companied and fought with him. TAYLOR DOES NOT SIGN Pr t Text of tha Loumille Agreement Hot Satitfkotorj WILL M NOTHING AT fifSENT A TRAGEDY IN NEMASKA rha tioebct Law Mast tta tteialtal Stated All Troops WlthdraWa fraai the City aad Statloaed ia Capital Ureaads Until After tae Goebel iuaeral. I CAIINET HAS SNORT SESSION. FRANKFORT. Ky Feb. 8. It is stated on sufficient authority that Gov ernor Taylor has decided not to sign the Louisville agreement In its pre sent shape. He desires several changes in it, and particularly a de finite statement regarding the repeal of the Goebel law. He is anxious that a conference- be held in Louisville on Tlday night at which these changes shall be discuss ed and made. The conference to be held here tonight is for the purpose of informing the republican leaders of his views and advising with them re garding the further demands to be made upon the democracy. Governor Taylor refused to discuss the questions when asked if the fore going was true. Governor Taylor announced this morning that he had not signed the Louisville agreement and that no action -would be taken before a late hour in the day. He would say noth ing to indicate that it was certain he would decide upon anything even then. "I am to consult with some gentle men today' he said, "and nothing will be decided until after I see them' The gentlemen alluded to are ex Governor "Bradley and Colonel W. C. P. Breckinbridge, both of whom are Governor Taylor's attorneys. In anticipation of the arrival from Covington of the body of Governor Goebel. Adjutant General Collier this morning issued orders witndrawlng all troops from the city and bringing them to the main body at the cap! tol grounds. These orders will remain in effect until after Governor Goebel's remains have been placed in the vault of the Frankfort cemetery tomorrow afternoon. This was done to avoid any possible irritation of Governor Goebel's friends and partisans during the time the body lies in state at the Capitol hotel and the burial tomor row, and to allay as tar as possible the feeling caused by the presence of the militia. Even the provost guard was withdrawn from the vicinity of the Capitol hotel. The commissary sergeants will not be auowed to leave the capitol grounds to procure neces sary supplies for their men .and all drills have been suspended until Fri day. Only a small guard was left at the armory to protect the ammunition. Outside of this guard not a soldier will be allowed to leave the capitol grounds until Friday. The conference in the office of Gov ernor Taylor ended at midnight, with out any action being taken on the agreement. It is not likely that any thing will be done tomorrow. The meeting of tonight was called for the purpose of information, and it was not the intention of Governor Taylor to announce his determination regarding the agreements. W. if Boblacea r Waitataa Mills Wife aaa fatally tfeaaae Htartrlr. WHITMAN, Neb.. Feb. Tuesday night at 9:50 W. J. Robinson, employs J by the Flato Commission company of South Omaha, shot his wife through the abdomen, a little below the heart; also through the arm and leg. He then turned the gun on himself and fired a bullet from a 45-callber six bhooter, which entered a little beloW the heart) passing entirely through and lodging in his clothing. None of the three shots proved fatal until today. Mrs. Robinson died, at' 'ter suffering dreadful agony. He- it still alive, but cannot live. November 15 last Robinson married the daughter of L. H. Brown; agent cf the B. ft M. railway at Hecla, Neb, Everyone supposed they lived happily until a few days ago, when Robinson left the roundup and came to Whit man. He drank very heavily, but mm ON THE ROADS -aaaa By tie Carload tr by tie Poind k tte Qacstioi. MR. TIIBIES DOES NOT ArTEAIL the shooting. After drinking two large beer glasses of whisky heTtalked $? er!fpre?ted tne TAET STATES N1S NANS. JONES Of f ERS SUBSTITUTE. e Sllrer Mill to Take Place of Freseat Feadlac Carreaey Oae. . WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. Senator Jones toaay introduced a free silver coinage substitute for the pending currency bill. The substitute provides that "from and after the passage of this act the mints of the United States shall be open to the coinage of silver end there shall be coined dollars of the weight of 412 grains troy, of standard 9-10 fine, as provided bv the net of January IS. 18S7, and upon the same terms and subject to the limita Dlaeasaea the Need of the IMagae Suf ferer la Roaotalu. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The cabi net had a short session today in order to attend the funeral services of Gen eral Lawton. The principal subject of discussion was the plague situation in Hawaii. Ir was pointed out that the necessi ties of the case required the destruc tion of a large number of cabins in the poorer sections of the city of Hon olulu and that in consequence many of the natives are homeless and in a destitute condition. Apparently there U no legislative authority to meet the situation by the appropriation of funds for the relief of those in dis tress and ,it is understood to be the purpose of President McKinley to com municate the facts to congress with a request for authority to reconvene the old legislature or to establish a commission with power to do what ever is needful at this time. NAVY NEEDS AN INCREASE. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. The navy is short of enlisted men and also of ficers, and it is probable that congress will be strongly urged to act as to the latter deficiency. As tor the former atlhough the shortage is abouc 1,009 men. there is already congressional authorization for the employment of more, and all that is lacking is volun teers. But as for the officers, with the increased number of ships in commis sion, and the additions being steadily Wll Relara ft AaaerUa After CluUhina; Ilia Work. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 Judge Wil liam H. Taft. who was yesterday ap pointed president of the new Philip pine commission, will leave Washing ton tonight for his home in Ohio. To a representative of the Associated Press the judge today stated that he would not remain in the islands long er than two years and that on his re turn to this country he would resume the practice of law. He would not. he said, be appointed at any time gov ernor general of me Philippines. He realized the fact that the mis sion of the commission was a most dif ficult one, but he had strong hopes of being partly instrumental in giving to the Filipinos a eivil goyernment and a code which would secure to them the fullest possible measure of liberty and security to life and prop erty. This he thought was worthy the ambition of any man, and although he did not doubt that the work in con templation would be beset by many serious difficulties that fact did not deter him in the least. No great work had ever yet been accomplished with out hindrances, and he felt sure that the end sought fully justified the effort a few minutes with friends and started alone for the Whitman hotel. It is .not known exactly what conversation he had with his Wife while in the room, but she says she would not answer his last request definitely. He then pulled a revolver and said: "Then take this," at the same time firing, the shock putting out the lights. She got away in the dark and tried to make her escape. Runnibg to the front door of the hotel, just as she went out the door, Robinson fired a second shot, this one .taking effect in the arm and leg. At this moment he pulled the gun on himself, the bul let passing through his body. He fell over upon bis wife, wno lay writhing on the floor. In a few minutes a big crowd gath ered and picked the two up. It was found tho first bullet fired at Mrs. Rob inson struck a corset steel which stopped its force. The bullet lodged under the skjn, near the spine. Sur geons extraid it It was thought she might live, but the wound was more serious than expected. Robinson has always been counted an intelligent, excellent cattleman. The woman was Intelligent and both had a legion of friends. A few min utes before the shooting Robinson warned his friends not to follow or he would shoot The main cause of the shooting was jealousy. It is thought that contin ual brooding set the man crazy. Late ly it was learned that he had threat ened to shoot his wife. Sentiment is divided, but is in his favor. He says he is sorry he did not make a clean job; that he has one request, to be buried with her. Robinson is still alive, but suffering terribly. LOGAN'S BODY INTERRED. Military Faaeral Given la Hoaor of the Soa of "Black Jack' YOUNGSTOWN. O.. Feb. 8. Thou sands of citizens and people from the surrounding towns and country passed through the vestibule of St John's Episcopal church today, where the body of Major John A. Logan lay in state. surrounded by military guards. The sealed casket containing the body re posed in the vestibule of the church and was most beautifully decorated. I was folded about with the national colors and across the bier lay a broad band of silk, engrossed with the leg end "Major John A. Logan, 23d U. S. V." The profusion of floral tributes was extraordinary. Great massess of American beauty roses, pillows of vi olets and other rare and beautiful flowers almost concealed the casket and were used effectively in the church interior decorations. Militia companies, military and civic organizations from neighboring cities began arriving early in the morning and the streets were filled with peo ple. At 2 o'clock the casket was re moved to the chancel of the church and the funeral services was held. UNION PACIFIC DIVIDENDS. Gttfc Maaderiea 8peaka for the Barllag tea, aad KadeaTera to Show that There Was Hmtct Less Came for Coaa plalat Taaa Now Other Matters la Xearaaka. LINCOLN; Feb. . The question of whether the railroads of Nebraska shall charge carload or per nound iratee on shipments of live stock was : submitted to the State Board of Trans portation for the second time within three years. One man appeared be- showed no effects until a little betore h? tnc J to protest against the per pound system and only three rall- T. H. Tibbies, under whose name the case against the railroads was insti tuted, failed to appear. W. E. Hib bard of Irvington entered an oral pro test but no other complaint was nre- sented to support the side opposing the change from the carload system. The railroads represented were the Burlington, Union Pacific and Elkhorn lines. When the case was opened W. R. Kelly announced that Inasmuch as the Union Pacific railroad was in the hands of receivers when the order of 1897 was Issued the present officers oi me company bad no legal knowl edge that the Board of Transportation had ever prohibited charging for trans portation of live stock by the pound. The other two railroads did not deny service of the order and the hearing proceeded. Gen. 'Manderson appearsd for the Burlington, discussing carload charges and pound rates, and in conclusion said: "I volunteer the assertion that never since railroads were buht in Nebraska, and I base this upon pretty accurate knowledge, as I believe, of the condi tions for the last thirty years in which I have lived in the state, that never during that time has there been less foundation for comolaint and less legitimate complaint than there has been the last two or . three years. Those who complain have to be dragged out and pressed to make their complaints, and these attacks that have been made upon the board and its secretaries are not based upon any desire to advance the general good to the greatest number cf people. "We have nothing to conceal, so far as rates are concerned. There is ev ery reason for an advance, with every thing else that has advanced, rather than for a decrease in rates. The ad vance on steel rails is from $1G to S33 ;the advance on oak ties is from 43 cents to 57 cents per tie at St Louis; there are consumed in actual repairs- by the Burlington system 2, 500,00 ties per annum. The advance in the cost of labor upon this system is probably somewhere ranging from 10 to 20 per cent "Now, under these conditions I think the board will hesitate a long while before it will do the unfair thing that is suggested by those who are in terested not in the welfare of the ship per or the state, but a desire to ad vance their own personal or political affairs." STATISTICS Of THE SCHOOLS. Iteaaa Gleaaed Promt tha Aaaaal Key t State Saperlateadeat Jaekaea. LINCOLN, Feb. 10. State" ftiserin tf ndent Jackson has completed a re port showing tne condition of the Ne braska schools for the year ending July 10, 1899. The resources for the year amounted to $4,488,653.60, which was evenly balanced by the expendi tures. The largest Item of expense was salaries of teachers, the increase being due to additions to the state teaching force and in many instances a raise in salaries. The report show that there are 6,710 school houses in the state, which number includes 141 log school houses, one of baled straw and one of steel. Following is a sum mary of the statistics contained in the report: HesourceH. Amount oil hand, beginning of County and township treasurers 3.87Z.730.42 Sales district bonds 83.587.15 Tuition non-resident pupils 83.809.S2 Local lines and licenses 628.674.52 All other sources 204.734.57 OB M18 REDO I tat Ecaiil of Transportation Will Try to Do SoawtliiDg. TmOLOttlLUBU. A REDUCTION Of 30 Kit CENT. The Order to Take EIect on the seta et Ski Bteata Probable Kedaetlei el Faraa Prealaeta 9tICelIaaeoaa Nebras ka Matter Here anal There. Columbus!! late Bank fa tlw !.) Total .r.ttv- . . . .$4,489,933.69 EXPENDITURES. Paid male teachers $ 664.879.19 Paid female teachers 1.833,886.49 For buildings and sites 312.264.09 For repairs 179.788.24 For fuel 391.613.61 For reference books, maps, charts and apparatus 62.671.27 For text books and pupils' sup- For furniture r-2.S66.60 For all other purposes 137.306.77 Amount on hand at close of year 673,060.78 Total $4,458,633.00, VALUE OF DISTRICT PROPERTY. School houses S6.425.302.SO Sites 1.661.036.19 Text books 519.699.07 Apparatus, maps, charts, etc.... 321,192.22 Other property 2S4.969.60 Total $9,215,219.98 Census Males, 190,659; females. 182.105; total. 372,764. Scholl Mouses Frame, 5,704; brick. 313; stone. 33; log, .141; sod, 517; baled straw 1; steel. 1; total, 6,710. Average number of days of school in all districts, 134; numbsr of graded .schools, 415; number of teachers in graded schools, 2,735; number of pri vate schools, 174. LOGAN'S I0DY INTERRED. nn. .n T,ric;c r i ,., 0,"" "u " uuuua ...v..c ..u ..ioiuuo xil UK ICKlliaLIDE I -.! . .... : 1 1 XJ2iv?!SJAX&TSi of gold." The substitute also provides j mat wnenever the silver coins shall b' received into the treasury certifi cates may be issued for them in the manner now prescribed by law. Taylor Will Xet iga. FRANKFORT. Ky.. Feb. 10. 43ov rnor Taylor did not this afternooa sign the Louisville peace agreement. He announced, moreover, that he hal no intention of doing so for some time, and did not know whether he wouli sign it at all. On the other hand, the democrats were confident he would af fix his signature to the document tenice to. which they are entitled. I is expected that the administra tion will make an effort to have lue class of cadets at Annapolis increased by, about 100. providing for the distri bution of the new appointments among the members of the senate. Two Sasprcta Are Arreated. FRANKFORT. Ky.. Feb. 10. Two men suspected of complicity in the murder of Governor Goebel were ar rested in a boarding house today. The names are Silas Jones of Whitley 'county and Gottschalk of Nelson county. The men are said to have slept in the executive building for a time and they will be kept in confine ment until sometning more definite is known as to their whereabouts at the time of the assassination. Both strongly deny any knowledge of the murder. Bill fur Philadelphia Cable. WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 10. House bills introduced: By Mr. Bar ham (Cal.). for a cable from the United States to the Philippines; Mr. Jones (Wash.), extending to Alaska the United States laws on the sale of coal and stone lands. Kallae; oa Beat Notes. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. The com missioner of internal revenue has re considered the question of taxation on rent notes and now holds that when these notes pass from the leases to the lessor they are not taxable under the paragraph In scnedule A re lating to leases. If these rent notes are. payable in merchandise they are cot taxable in any particular, but when payable in money tney are tax able only at the rate of 2 cents for each $100 or fractional part thereof of face value. Aateadateat to Ceatarr BilL WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. Senator ka . .. . ' Aeison toaay lniroauced an amend ment to the currency bill permitting the organization of national tanks in towns of 4.000 inhabitant and over with a capitalisation of 125,000. Aa Oraer by Tarlor. LONDON. Ky.. Feb 10. The follow . ing message from Governor Taylor w as received today by a member of tin legislature: "Have warrants issued for members .of the house and put in the hands of eergeant-at-arms to serve.' Major Frost to Be Retired. CHICAGO, Feb. 10. Members of the army retiring board met in Chicago today and heard evidence in the case of Major A. S. Frost, assistant paymas ter, who recently served as colonel of the South Dakota regiment in the Philippines. ' The board, it is said, will recommend that Major Frost be retired from active service because of physical debility. Major Frost entred the army as a private September 13. 1881. as a mem ber of Company A, Eleventh infantry. Military Faaeral Given la Hoaor of the Son of "Black Jark" YOUNGSTOWN. O.. Feb. 8. Thou sands of citizens and people from the surrounding towns and country passed through the vestibule of St. John's Episcopal church today, where the body of Major John A. Logan lay in state, surrounded by military guards. The sealed casket containing the body re posed in the vestibule of the church and was most beautifully decorated. It was folded about with the national colors and across the bier lay a broad band of silk, engrossed with the leg end "Major John A. Logan, 23d U. S. V." The profusion of floral tributes was extraordinary. Great massess of American beauty roses, pillows of vi olets and other rare and beautiful flowers almost concealed the casket and were used effectively in the church interior decorations. Militia companies, military and civic organizations from neighboring cities J began arriving early in the morning and the streets were filled with peo ple. At 2 o'clock the casket was re moved to the chancel of the church and the funeral services was held. Flattering- Beporta or Prosperity glaee the neorsaaizatioa. NEW YORK, Feb. 9. The directors of the Union Pacific Railway company, at their meeting today, declared a divi dend of 2 per cent on preferred stock and 1 per cent on common. The Union Pacific since Its reorganization In 1898 has paid three dividends on its $97,687,000 preferred stock, two of 1 per cent and one of 2 per cent. Nothing to this time has been paid on the common stock. Statements sub submitted to the board of directors show that the accumulation of earn ings of the system including the Union Pacific Railway company, the Oregon Short Line and the Oregon Railway & Navigation company, for the year ending December. 1899, were $12,994, 633. These results were obtained after charging to income for betterments and equipments approximately $3,000.-000. Contractors Saa the GeTerameat. WASHINGTON. Feb. 8. The Atlan tic Contracting company, J. F. Gay nor, president, has filed two suits i.i the United States court of claims against the United States, one for $709,797, and the other for $249,34'.'.' These suits have grown out of the. con tracts entered into by the company with ex-Captain Oberlin M. Carter., corps of engineers. U. S. A., for work alleged to have been done by the com pany in connection with improvements in Savannah harbor and Cumberland Sound, Georgia. McKlaley'e Ceaola Wed. DENVER. Col.. Feb. 8. Captain Arthur S. McKinley, a first cousin of President McKinley, was married at the Catholic cathedral in this city to Miss Regina Quigley of Montgomery. Davis county. Ind. Rev. Father Calla han officiated. Mr. McKinley is one of the leading cattlemen of the west. FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND IDLE. Chicago Union Men Refase to Accept New Balea ef Contractors. CHICAGO. 111., Feb. 9. More union men were let out by the oullding con tractors today because they refused to work? under the new rules, and both sides are now looking forward to the results of Saturday, which are expect ed to show just where all the union men stand. The new rules require them to work on Saturday afternoon, which they have heretofore had as a holdiday. All who refuse to work will be paid off and allowed to go. Thi may tie up all the buildings under con struction in the city. It was said by the contractors that 75 per cent of the men who were working a week ago, or about 45.000, are now idle, through their refusal to be governed by the new rules. Xeuraaka Beet Sugar 3Iea. OMAHA, Feb. 8. The annual meet ing of the Nebraska Beet Sugar as sociation was held here. The situation in Nebraska was discussed at some length, and while some unfavorable reports were received from the vicinity of Ames they were not such as to discourage either the growers of beets or capitalists thinking of investing their money in sugar factories. The Ames factory was to have been com pleted and ready for operation by October 1 cf last year, but, in fact, was not ready until the latter part of January of this year. The delay, cou pled with a rainfall almost twice the normal precipitation, in and around Ames, has made the starting up of Nebraska's third sugar factory very different from What those interested desired. It was, admittedly, not their fault, however, and the present and future years cannot fail to be much more profitable, .and therefore more satisfactory. Board laaaea the Order. LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 10. Following its action in rescinding the order of 1897, establishing carload rates on live stock, the state board of transporta tion,' has issued a tenative order reduc ing the 100-pound rates 10 per ceni on cattle and 5 per cent on hogs. The railroads, within ten days of receipt of notice of the order, must appear be fore the board to show cause why it should not become effective. Follow ing is the order In full: "It Is therefore byb the state board of transportation of the state of Ne braska considered, adjudged and or dered that the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacfic Railway company; the Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Rail way company; the Fremont, Elkhorn tc Missouri Valley Railway company; the Burlington & Missouri Railroad in Nebraska; the Sioux City, O'Neill & Western Railway company; the Union Pacific Railway company; the St. Jos eph' & Grand Island Railway company, and the Missouri Pacific Railway com pany, doing business in this state re duce the rate on cattle 10 per cent and the rate on hogs 5 per cent below the rates published and taking effect De cember 1, 1899, and that they are re quired to show cause on or before the 1st day of March, 1900, why said order should not be enforced. "JOHN F. CORNELL Chairman. "W. F. PORTER, Secretary. "Dated at Lincoln, Neb., this 8th dayof February, 1900." Fros Spoils Seeds. FREMONT. Neb., Feb. 8. The beets which the Standard Beet Sugar com pany is working up at its factory north of Ames are reported not to be fa very good condition. The warm weather of January thawed those which were in the beet house and those in the silos have not kept very well. Beets that are frozen and kept in that condition until worked up do not lose in sugar contents. It is freez ing and thawing that spoil them for sugar making. The factory is running day and night gangs and taking care of the beets as fast as possible. It expects to run about forty days this season. Contracts are being let for beets for the coming season and the acreage will probably exceed that of this year. The form of contract is more favorable to the farmers than that given last season. Standard Oil Caae Coatlnued. LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 10. The case of the State of Nebraska against the Standard Oil Trust was assigned by the supreme court for the 9th as a special order of business for February 20. It was the intention of the three judges of the court to hold but one sitting during the present month, but on notion of the attorneys for the de fense in the trust case they consented to listen to arguments on the defend ant's demurrer on the date named. Senator Thurston, Alfred W. Eddy of Chicago and F. L. McCoy of Omaha, all representing the Standard Oil com pany, appeared in court and asked for the continuance. Attorney General Smyth will conduct the prosecution of the case for the state. If the defend ant's demurrer is sustained by the court the case will be thrown out of court. LINCOLN, Neb., Fsb, 6. The State Board of Transportation Ordered a re duct's?, of 30 per cent ia the local dis tance rates for the transportation, oi grain. The order will take effect Feb ruary 20, and, unless complied with by that time, tne railroads will be re quired to show sufficient cause why it should not he enforced. This action of the Board of Trans portation, while 'it will probably be followed by a sweeping reduction on all farm products, is not a surprise, as the railroads have already intimat ed their willingness to make such a concession, with the understanding that the present live stock rates are to remain in force. The cattlemen in the western part of the state, as weji as the farmers in eastern Nebraska, would be benefited by such a change In rates, and this will be held out as ar. Inducement by the railroads for a withdrawal of the protests against the per pound system of live stock rates now in force. The order of the board was issued on the following recommendation of the board of secretaries: "In a complaint filed by the citizens of Haigler they complain among other things that tne rate on corn from Minden to Haigler. a distance of 150 miles, is unjust and unreasonable. While this is the only complaint on the corn rate filed with this board numer ous verbal complaints have been made that the local rate on corn and other foodstuffs Is excessive. Most of these complaints come from parties feeding cattle and sheep in the western part of the state, remote from the corn belt, who are compelled to ship their stock to the corn or. ship the corn west to the ranges. We have carefully con sidered the rate on corn and other feed In force in this state and believe the local rate Is unjust and unreasonable. We therefore recommend that a gen eral order be made reducing the local distance tariff rate on corn, oats, rye, barley, bran, cornmeal, mill feed, mill Btuff, chop grain, screenings, oat nulls, oat dut, fcorghum seed, melons, oil cake, oil meal, corn and cane fodder (straight carloads) and cottonseed meal 30 per cent below the local dis tance tariff, taking effect December 1, 1894. and now in force, and that all the roads doing business in this state ue served with a copy of said order and be given ..m to show cause why said order cannot be observed. In complance with this recomenda t'on the Board of Transportation is sued an order upon the Cn.cago, Hock Island & Pacific, Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha. Fremont, Elk horn & Missouri Valley, Burlington, Sioux City, O'Neill &. Western, St. Jo seph & Grand Island and Missouri Pa cific railroads to reduce the local dis tance tariff 30 per cent. The roads arc required to show cause before FeDru ary 20 why this order should not be enforce"."" MaafaW IiiaLtaa-Balttft. aMnTata SMB9 BSABTSj 4Mf OaaaaaaB, CaVlCS), XW Ylt Beat MLLf TUMimiP TrCKlTaV BUYS GOOD NOTES ItJaf nsilaeaj tMAnmmQmMMAMD, Prea'i. - s B. , Bsanr, Vic Preal. MV BauMKB, Caahlta asm feAviYXB, Wa Hvcaaa. The Columbus Journal. 4 Waekly Newspaper devoted to the. Mat Interests of Omlmmktm UwlWVnWBJwi Tfci Comfy of Platti, in State of Noiraska, Too Uiited States, Wreck Is Fatal to Viae. ESCANABA. Mich., Feb. 9. Chicago fc Northwestern passenger train No. 21." the Felch mountain accommodation, which runs between this city and Met ropolitan, was wrecked in a rear-end collision at Ford River switch at 6:30 to-night. Nine persons were killed, three are reported missing, five serl usly and four silghtly injured. Depends oa Freaca Treaty. WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 9. Be fore proceeding further with the con traction of new reciprocity treaties, the state department will await the ac tion of the senate upon the pending French treaty. Should that fall, all efforts to effect the reciprocity scheme as contained in the Dlngley act will b? ananaoned. it is probable, too. that ven in the event of the continuance of the negotiations, a 'new plenipoten tiary must be found on the part of our .government to carry forward the heavy work which has fallen to" the share of "Mr. Kasson. A Soldier's Funeral. NELSON. Neb., Feb. 8. The body of Albert H. Burd of Company H, First Nebraska, who died in the Philippines, October 12, 1899, arrived here. The funeral, one of the largest ever held in this place, was held at the Presby terian church, The members cf Com pany H were out In uniform and es corted the remains to the cemetery in a body, accompanied by the Grand Army of the Republic and the Relief corps. Triple Soldiers' Faaeral. BEATRICE, Neb., Feb. 8. The body of Frank M. Kounse of Company C, First Nebraska, was received over the Rock Island from California, having come by transport from the Philip pines. The remains were delivered to the undertaker and will be placed in the receiving vault until the arrival of the remains of Private Andrews of Company A and Private Macey of Company C, which will probably be not later than Sunday. Arrangements are being made for a triple funeral. Moaaaaeat for Volaateera. OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 8. The execu tive committee cf the- Thurston Rifles' club has completed the purchase of a lot In Prospect Hill cemetery, where it is expected all the deceased mem bers of Company L, First Nebraska, will be interred. It Is the intention of the Rifles to erect a monument on the site significant of the sacrifice of the gallant volunteers. The monument will be on an extensive scale and will cost about $2,000. A fund has al ready been set aside for the parpos: and now contains $500. The balance will be made np by subscription. A Big Seed Industry. COLUMBUS. Neb., Feb. 10. Platte county is to be the seat of an extensive se:-a growing industry. The 400 acre farm of H. J. Hendryx. juc west of the village of Munroe, was purchased by George Emerson of the Western Seed and Irrigation company. The facilities here for irrigation and the most gratifying success of large and varied experiments in seed grow ing conducted near Oconee, in this ccunty, last year by the Nebraska Cen tral Irrigation company, convinced Mr. Emerson that he could locate in no better place than Platte county. Three of the Emerson brothers will settle here. Contracts are being made v.'ith farmers and it is proposed to grow from 2,000 to 5,000 acres of seeds which will mean the employment of many men. women and children anil other advantages to the community. Will not Stop Fast Traloa. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 6. In the case of the citizens of Haigler, who com plained that fast through passenger trains on the Burlington railroad, run ning between Lincoln and Denver, do not stop at Haigler the Board of Sec retaries found that there is no dis crimination in the way of train ser vice and recommend tnac the com plaint be dismissed. The recommen dation was adopted by the board, in brief the citizens of Haigler complaned that the Burlington railroad unjustly discriminated against them in favor of other nearby towns. The secretar ies found that the through trains could make no more stops than they are now doing and make their eastern and western connections and give towns along the line adequate mail and pas senger service. If the fast trains were made to stop at all the less important points they would become mere local trains. Xearaaka Males for Africa. CUSHING. Neb., Feb. 10. A car load of mules was shipped from here to SL Louis. It is said that they are intended for English use in South Africa. The Pare Food Law. LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 10. Attorney General Smyth has filed with the su- I preme court the belated case involving the constitutionality of the pure food law. The paper filed is an agreed state ment of facts, signed by both the gov ernor and the auditor, and it is ac companied by an application signed by Deputy Food Commissioner Hibbard for a premptory writ of mandamus to compel the auditor to allow his claim for salary for services performed under the law. The auditor refused to audit the claim on the ground that the ap propriation, not being specific enough, could not be drawn from the treasury. Beth Feet Amputated. OGALLALA. Neb., Feb. 10. Dr. Hol Ungsworth of this place, assisted by Dr. Lucas from North Platte, ampu tated both feet at the ankle from Frank Richmond, the man who fell from his wagon January 27 and froze his feet. Dr. Hollingsworth states that he stood the operation well and has hopes of his recovery. To Muater Company K. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 10. Company K of the First regiment, Nebraska national guard, to be 3taticned at Co lumbus, and. which has been recruited by Major Killian, Auother Child Burned to Oca In. TABLE ROCK, Neb., Feb. 6. The little daughter, 5 years old. of Frank Slama, a Bohemian, who lives seven miles south of here, was burned to death Thursday night. The parents were at work about the barn, and the child was left in the house to care for the baby, 1 year old. Suddenly the little one ran out, her clothes all ablaze. Sue was so severely burned before the flames were extinguished chat she died in great agony witnm five hours. Playing with matches it believed to have caused her dean. -AirOTBl REST OF MANKIND. UNIT 01 MEASUM WITH U3 $1.50 a Year. Waata 880,000 for Alleged SUniler. PAWNEE CITY, Neb., Feb. 6. Wil liam Nichol, living south' of town, has sued John T. Crampton. a farmer of the same locality, for ?3,000 damages, alleging that Crampton publicly and maliciously accused him cf an "unnat ural crime." If Paid In Advance. Batovr limit of naefalaaaa ia not cir cumaerlbed by aollara an cents. fjajs) to mmj addrea HENRY OASS, Nebraska and Gnlf Rallu-ny. HASTINGS. Neb., Feb. 6. The plats and survey of the Nebraska & uulf Railway company have Just been com pleted and wil soon be fhed in the various counties through which the proposed line is to be built. Koad Working .gnintt Nebraska. BENEDICT. Neb., Feb. 6. If tbr. Omaha Business Men's association and South Omaha Stockmen would investi gate the attitude of the officials of the Kansas city & Omaha .. railroad they wound find that trains' on this road in Nebraska are run so that it is easy to ship stock to St. Joseph and nearly impossible to ship to South Omaha at a profit. The officials of the road live at St. Joseph and are divert ing abipments of stock that belong X'j South Omaha and has always here tofore gone there to St. Joseph. aammmtlaimflRmviA UNDERTAKER I Ct flmt : oni i Mttallto : Catet I affMsawa oyui Uf GoiuiuDiis Journal Four Faraih Cuticle for On?. WEST POINT. Neb.. Feb. 6. An operation of skin grafting was per formed by two local physicians. Mrs. F. Marxmeyer of St. Charles precinct, who -as racently severely burned about the bly by fnli'ng into a pile of burn ing rubbish, was operated on. rour young men volunteered to furnish the tiecessary cuticle and an average of five square inches was taken from each one. The operation resulted successfully end the patient is doing well. Drs. tingenrcldar and Samomns perfrirmed -"ie operation. PRINTING OFFICE. PEST PAPERS COUNTRY, i I L ''4 . . - . & TrjlWH-. MannjaaBmmannajaBaBaam . . aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa . - -aIY.JS .-!