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VOLUME XXX.-NUMBER 46.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,554.
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Lard Bobera Cables that Gen. Precch
SeacLea the Beleagnred Citj.
Ml Alt: WEU W HE TOWN.
English General U Scouring the Country ,
"orth of the Place Beers Retreat Be- '
frKtIly-Kany Advices from Pre
toria of a Victory by the Federal !
LONDON. Feb. IT. The War office '
announces thai General French,
reached Kimberiey Thursday evening. f
Following is Lord Roberts messag" j
to the "War office:
"JACOBSDAL. Feb. 16. 2 a. m.-
French, with a. force of artillery, car
ilry this evening. Thursday."
The War office makes public a dis
jAtcfc from Field Marshal Lord Rob
"" "I have completely dispersed the en
emy from the southern side of Kem
brley. from Alexandersfontein to Oli
pbantsfontein. and am now going to
occupy their ground. Have captured
she enemy s laager and store supplies
and' supplies of ammunition. Casual
ty about twenty of all ranks wound
ed. Kimberiey cheerful and welL' "
The War office has just issued the
following form Lord Roberts
JAC03SDAL. Feb. 16. 7 45 p. m.
Much gratlSed on arrival here to find
admirable hospital arrangements made
by the German ambulance corps under
Drs. Kaettner and Hildebrand. who,
with their staff, have shown the great
est kindness to our wounded, as they
iave been here since December. Some
were bronzht m Yesterday."
NEW YORK. ! eb. IT The Commer
cial Cabl company at 2 o clock this
arternoon sent out the following no
tice "We are advised that telegrams
can now be accented for Kimberiey.
South, at sender's risk and not ex
ceeding twelve words."
LONDON. Feb. IT. (New York
World Cablegram, i Roberts report?
me Magersfontein trenches clear of
Boers. French is scouring the country
north of Kimberiey. A large force of
Boers is retreating toward Blomfontem
with Kelly-Kenny's division in pursuit.
OUTSIDE JACOBSDAL. Orange Free
State. Tursday. Feb. 15. Jacobsdal is
now in possession of the British. Yes
terday a small cavalry patrol entered
the place and found it full of wounded,
including -everal British from Rens
turg. The place was occupied by only
a small patrol .after a series of small
the patrol, after a series of small
skirmishes. A battery of artillery
shelled the environs and drove out the
last of the Boers.
Early this morning a large force of
Boers from Colesburg. with ten guns,
attacked a convoy of 200 wagons at
Che Riet river, shelling vogorously and.
drmage. But strong reinforcements
have been sent hence and it is hoped
they will bring in the whole convoy
General French's division seized
Hire? 'iirfts on the Modder river At
the third drift the 3oers were fairly
strongly entrenched General French
bombarded them and drove them oft.
Today he moved rapidly in the direc
tion of Kimberiey
WILL STRIKE AT POLYGAMY.
Hou- Committee Want- to secure a I
WASHINGTON. Feb. IT. The house
committee on election of president ,
and vice president today submitted a
report in favor of a joint resolution
for a constitutional amendment dis- ,
qualifying polygamists ror election as
senators or representatives in cam
paigns and prohibiting polygamy and
po.Iygamous. association between the j
sxes. The report says this amend
ment to the constitution is designed
to remove all doubtful construction of
rfae law and to effectually provide a
means of extirpating tue evils of polyg- .
amy by making it unlawful in any
place. It refers to the Roberts con
troversy and says that while the de- '
cision of the house establishes a prece- '
dent, it is not one of an absolutely
binding force, so that a constitutional
enactment is desirable '
R0SEBERY NOT AUTI0RITY.
2fot in Volition to Know Concerning
WASHINGTON Feb. IT Lord Rcse
bery's statement in Parliament yester
day to the effect that last December
the British government made unsuc
cessful overtures to the United States
and Germany for an allian. e has caused
the greatest surprise among the state
department officials, and while they
are not in a position to make an offi
cial denial, they do not hesitate pri
vately to assert their absolute igno
rance of any overtures of the kind de
scribed. Officals here intimate that
from his position as an opponent of
the present English government. Lord
Rosebery is not la a position to speak
by the card as to what Took place In
matters as important as this.
PhMrae C-es at Honolulu.
WASHINGTON. D. C Feb. IT.
Surgeon General Wyman or the marin?
hospital service today received the fol
lowing dispatch, dated February 9,
from Surgeon CarmichaeL at Honolulu,
in regard to the plague situation there.
"There are four new cases reported;
three deaths since Febmarv 2."
Clark Case is Tftesuated.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IT. The sen
ate committee on privileges and elec
tions did not resurre its consideration
of the case of Senator Clark of Mon
isna until 2 o'clock today.
The first witness was Frederick J.
Winston, a New Yorw lawyer, who
said he was present in the office of
Broker Kerr of New York some time
"Hi November last when Mark Hewitt,
a witness for the prosecution, had ex
pressed opinions reflecting upon the
state supreme court of Montana in
connection with the Wellcome disbar
ment case before that court.
Postal Bills Besmrted Favorably.
WASHINGTON, Feb. IT. The bill
generally known as the Loud bill, re
lating to second-class mail matter,
was favorably acted on by the house
committee on postoffices today. As fi
aally agreed on a uniform, rate of 1
cent per pound is fixed, the proposed
clause naWg the rate 2 cents in case
cf extreme distance being omitted.
The mailable matter of this class in
cludes all newspapers and periodicals
issued ax stated intervals and as fre
quently as four times a year, hot pro
vision is made against books and re
prints purporting to be issued periodically,
CASTELLANl'S Tilt Ti HAY.
Kodaks See. the French Caats Bluff
and. Raises Him the limit.
PARIS. Feb, IT. (New York World
Cablegram.) When, a correspondent
communicated the last threats Count
Boni de Castellane made as he left New
York for Paris to Rodayj he said:
Iu my opinion the young man's
cockiness will diminish gradually each
day as the ship draws near these
shores. His swaggering threats and
bluffing denials are quite necessary
while in America or els? his position
during his stay there would be abso
lutely impossible. But depend upon it,
Boni just now is migthy uneasy in. his
mind. I predict when he gets here he
will find all sorts of excellent reasons
to not make good his promises to take
pugilistic liberties with rie. Perhaps
his counsel will advise him not to jeop
ardize his success in the law suits be
tween us, or his doctors may say that
his wife's delicate nerves -wouldn't re
sist the shock of a street r "ash betweea
us. But whatever excuse is chosen h3
will not slap or cane me, much less
blow out my brains. Fo- my part. I
intend to stand by what m paper said
moreover, I am quite read- to give Cas
tellane al the duelling he wants. I
fancy I will even be abl. to give him
a trifle more than he would seek of his
cwn accord, if lunpushei by public
opinion. I have a record, with whicn
everybody, including Castellane. is ac-
nniintxw" nnH T rofa- rmn rr thnt "Our
4k4WiAH.a, (4.44.14. 4. Wit W4 .J 4.44C4.U. 4-114.
while willing to meet him both that i
way and before the courts, where th"
Figaro intends to prove its assertions
I shall not tolerate any ungentleman
like assault. Whoever tries to pummel
me is warned that he will do so at
The editor of the Figaro enjoys the
reputation of a cool and fearless man.
He has fought a number of duels with
both sword and pistol, with prominent
antagonists. On the other hand, no
body disputes Castellane's pluck. Two
years ago he displayed, net only great
courage, but immense skill in an en
counter with Henri Turct- On that
occasion the count wounded the jour
nalist severely after one of the longest
and fiercest duels of recent times.
Paris is now preparing to feast on the
results of the meeting, which will be
inevitably sensational, between these
$tart on a w Campaign.
MANILA, Feb. IT. Brigadier Gen
eral Alfred E. Bates and Brigadier
General Bell, with the Fortieth and
Forty-fifth infantry. Keeler's battery
and many pack mules, started today
for the province of Camarines. The
cruiser Baltimore and the transports
Tartar and Athenian compose the fleet,
while the gunboats accompanying will
land at Neuva Caesares and sweep the
province. It is expected that there
will be much campaigning in the
Whipped by the BebeU.
NEW YORK. Feb. IT. The Herald's
latest advices from Venezuela are that
the Hernandez revolution is active and
General Ron, commanding a force of
revolutionists, attacked 1 200 govern
ment troops under Generals Martin and
Guevara, at Guarico. Th government
troops were defeated. Eight hundred
rifles and a large quantity of ammuni
tion fell into the hands of the revolu
tionists. To Know All About McCrum
WASHINGTON. Feb. IT. The State
department has taken steps to make
sure of the position it has assumed
toward former Consul Macrum in re
sponse to an inquiry from congress, by
directing an investigation into every
phase of the allegations contained in
the officer's statement, including es
pecially a thorough Investigation of
the conditions under which the con
sular mail and cable service was con
ducted. American- Win th Medial.
LONDON. Feb. IT. Henry White,
secretary of the United States embassy,
attended the annual meeting of the )
Royal Geological society today to re
ceive, in behalf cf Mr. Grove K. Gil
bert, geologist of the United States
geological survey, the Wollaston medal,
annually awarded for the most impor
tant geological discoveries. This is the
third time the honor has gone to the
Itjy Withdraw Troop.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IT. Secretarv
Root has determined to continue the
I policy begun by General Leonard
Wood of reducing the force of United
States troops in Cuba, and during
the coming spring there will be a
reduction of the existing force, unless
there should be some untoward
i change in the present highly satisfac
tory conditions there.
It Shot by His Company. j
ABERDEEN. S. D.. Feb. lT.Charles
. B. Prewster of Bath, this county, was ,
fatally hurt while drilling with a mili
! tia company, of which he was captain.
While in front of his men he gave the
order to fire, blank cartridges having
been served out. A gunwad struck him
behind the ear. He never regained con
, sciocsness. dying today.
Call For Bank Statement.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IT. The comp-
tmllpr nf th rnrranr rrulnr tccriiai4
' call for reports of condition of na
tional banks at close of business Tues
day. February 13, 1S00.
Coal Prices to advance.
1.MJ1AJNAFOLIS. Feb. IT. The
United Mine Workers" headquarters j
here are receiving many reports from
coal operators in America, showing
that the demands from Europe, and
particularly England. . win be enor
mous during 1900. The shortaze in
England has caused nricps tn aifnnm I
until coal is selling for over JT per
ton in Saxony and coal that a year ago
soiw for $1 per ton on the "cars in
Pittsburg and is now bringing SL25
will bring over S3 in the London mar
ket. Will Kesame In Frankfort.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Feb. IT. The
democrats of the legislature will re
sume their sessions. In the state cap
itol at Frankfort- Both houses met
at noon and after short sessions took
a recess until later in the afternoon.
A quorum was present in the house,
but not in the senate, and the interim
wilt be spent in securing one. A
quorum is necessary for tfie passage of
a concurrent resolution to resume ses
sions at Frankfort.
The committee appointed to investi
gate conditions at Frankfort will make
no formal report.
(JNUMITEB fAIIl M "IMS."
English Do aot Harbor a Doubt He Will
LONDON. Feb. 16. Intense satis
faction continues dominant In conse
quence of Field Marshal Lord Roberts'
plan of operations in South Africa, as
revealed by the dispatches published
this morning. There is no further
news of British auvance into the
Orange Free State or of activity at the
Modder river, but a feeling of quiet
confidence prevails That the strong
hands of "Bobs Bahdur and the hero
of Kartoum are shaping matters to
ward a much needed uecisive victory.
As the St. James Gazette says: "Lord
Roberts, with his own line well guard
ed and having little reason to fear the
only defense which would be deadly.
viz, a counter strode attacking his
long line as it swings round, will be
able to force the ooers to fight under
very unfavorable conditions, or aban
don their heavy guns and stores."
A special dispatcu to the Times
from Chievely. Natal, dated Tuesday..
February 13. says: "General Lyttle
ton has succeeded to the command of
the Second division during the ill
ness of General Clery, who is suffering
from blood poisoning. Colonel North
cott of the Rie brigade temporarily
commands the Fourtn division."
Fears regarding a Boer attack on
Zaluland are somewhat allayed by a
special dispatch from Durban, which
says that a column of colonial scouts,
after a forced march, has arrived at
Eshowe, in splendid fighting form.
They were pursued several times dur
ing the march by the Beers, but suc
ceeded in repulsing them.
LIVE STOCK CENSUS TO BE TAKEN.
First of the Kind in the History of tho
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1G. Governor
Merriam. director of the census, today
appointed Charles r. Martin of Den
ver, ana secretary or the National
Live Stock association, a special agent
in charge of the taking of a classified
census of live stocK for the census.
Martin was sworn in today. The head
quarters for this division of the work,
which embraces all the range country
will be established in Denver and active
work will be commenced at once.
This will be the first time in the his
tory of the country that a classified
census of live stock will have been
taken. The cssociation began the agi
tation of the matter a year ago and
through the assistance of L. G. Powers,
Senator Wolcott. Governor Merriam
and others, congress made the neces
sary appropriation to carry out the
CONf E WITH THE PRESIDENT.
Understood that XeKlnley Favors Free
Trade With Porto Rico.
WASHINGTON, Fee 16. Represent
atives Paine, Grosvenor ana Dalzell.
members of the ways and means com
mittee of the house, today had a con
ference with the president on the sub
ject of the pending Porto Rican tariff.
It is understood that the president as
sured them that while he was rather
of the opinion that there should be
free trade between the island and the
United States, he had no disposition to
intrude his views upon congress, and
if it was the opinion of the committeee
and a majority of both houses tha.
there should be a small or nominal
customs charge on Porto Rican goods
entering the United States, he would
willingly accept their judgment. It is
the opinion of Messrs. Payne. Gros
venor and Dalzell that the bill, sub
stantially as it now stands, will pass
both houses and become a law.
I0WAN PLACED AT THE READ.
Elected President of the American Car
BUFFALO, Feb. 16. The American
Carnation society, composed of prom
inent florists, began its annual conven
tion here today. These officers were
elected: President. Robert Hoiliday,
Iowa; vice president. William Webe,
Maryland: secretary. Albert Herr.
Pennsylvania; treasurer. Dorner. In
dianapolis. Baltimore was selected as the neTt
place of meeting, Indianapolis being
a close second.
Brines a Ghastly largo.
Santiago de Cuba. Feb. 16. The
United States transport McPherson.
left today for the United States carry
ing the bodies of 200 American sold
iers including sevnty-four who died
of yellow fever last year. On it becom
ing known that the bodies were on
board, several members of families of
officers who had intended to return to
New York by the transport, refused to
go. At Baracoa and Mayari. on the
north coast of the island, the McPher
son will take on additional bodies.
Omana Han For B. X -
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Feb. 16. The Die
patch states today that General Super
intendent Stuart of the Chicago. S
PauL Minneapolis & Omaha read, who
severed his connection with that line
today, will become general superintend
ent cf the Baltimore & Ohio railroad,
with jurisdiction over the lines of the
latter road west of the Ohio river. Mr.
Stuart was asked if the rumor was true,
but begged to be excused from talking
at this time.
The Tresnorr Condition.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 16. To
day's statement of the condition of the
treasury shows: Available cash bal
ance. S294.66T.S02: gold reserve. $221,
039.591. Plaae TLooseaia: at Honololo.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. Major .
M. Mills. Sixth artillery, commanding
at Camp McKinley. Honolulu, reports
to the War department under -date of
February 2 that since the date of his
last report. January 2, only two deaths
have occurred from bubonic plague
and that in the last eight days, ex
cepting a doubtful case of the day
before, no new cases and no suspects
have occurred. He says the condi
tions are most encouraging and favor
able in all respects.
So Extra Pay for Lqiod Service.
WASHINGTON. Feeb. 15. The sen
ate committee on military affairs today
decided to report adversely the bill
introduced by Senator Turner, giving
travel pay and cemmutation of subsist
ence to officers and soldiers of the
volunteer army who served, in the
Philippines beyond the termination of
the Spanish war and afterward were
transporLcJ. to the United States and
mustered out in this country. The
committee was informed that about
ST.000,000 would be required to make
the payments provided for by the bilL
11 IN JOS STA1
Likely to Be a Becard-Breaker in. Bail
SOME KPOtTS ON TIE SIIJLXT
Old Linen "WUI Sake ExttMtou aad
Eastern Capitalists Are Beiag Inter
ested la Plaas for a Swhr of Tffew
Koads The Nebraska aad Gatf TUae.
ATKINSON. Neb.. Feb. 13. If the
prtTjint appearances are to be regarded
a- any indications, it is probable that
the first year of the twentieth century
will be a record-breaker in the matter
cf railroad building in the west, par
ticularly in northwestern Nebraska.
In the first place, the indications "point
to the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri
Valley railroad carying through its
leng-promised extension from Casper.
In fact is seems that it will be forced
to do so to protect what it regards
as its legitimate territory from the en
croachments of the Burlington & Mis
souri River Road, which is rumored
to be preparing to build from Gering.
in Scotts Bluffs county, west to con
nect with the Cheyenne & Northern,
of which it is said to have secured
the control. This will take the Bur
lington & Missouri into the territory
cf the Fremont. Elkhorn & Missouri
Valley road at Orion Junction, with
facilities for further encroachments
upon its territory. Another matter of
interest to this section of the country
is the present activity of the repre
sentatives of J. J. Hill, the present
owner of the Sioux City & O'Neill
Short Line and the prospects of a
speedy extension of that road to Alli
ance. Neb. It is thought there is an
understanding between the manage
ments of the Great Northern and the
Burlington &. Missouri roads in this
matter and that this stretch of road
is being constructed in the interest of
each of those lines. It will be a very
marked advantage to both roads and
, an immense benefit to this section of
A third enterprise that is attracting
some attention is the Nebraska &
Gulf, organized by Judge Cessne.
Charles Dietrich. W. H. Lanning and
other capitalists of Hastings. Neb.
There is considerable interest being
felt in this line from the fact that it
will shorten the distance to the sea
board by several hundred miles and
! render the cost of transportation to
New York about half what it is now.
The Nebraska & Gulf people now
have a corps of men in Boyd county
seeking an available route and trying
to get options for a right of way. They
are presumably seeking to reach the
large cattle ranges in the White river
country. But it is not at all probable
that this part of their road will ever
De built, for the reason that it is said
by engineers familiar with the country
to be an impracticable route because
of the conditions which obtain in that
section. In the first place the condi
tion of the banks of the Niobrara
river are such that it can be bridged
at but two places. The only points
where the conditions are favorable to
bridging are at the Whiting bridge,
north, of O'Neill, and at the poin.
where the Atkinson & Northern cross
es the Niobara. It is understood that
this branch of the Nebraska & Gulf
road has not got beyond the paper
stage, and the probabilities are that it
Nebraska Corn at Paris.
OMAHA. Feb. 15. At its meeting
yesterday the Commercial club execu
tive committee decided to push the
claims of Mrs. Harriett A. MacMurphy
to a position in the corn kitchen of
the national exhibit at the Paris ex
position. Mrs. MacMurphy received
the endorsement of the club for such
a position some time ago and yester
day she explained to the executive
committee that the small appropriaaon
$10,000 set aside for the corn kitch-
! fn has been placed in control of the
quarters at Chicago, and that Iowa and
Illinois have the inside track in its
expenditure, so that if Nebraska se
cures representation her claims will
have to be vigorously pushed. It is
proposed to increase the appropriation
tor the exploitation of the uses of corn
"nd its products.
Secretary Utt was directed to take
the matter up with Nebraska's sena
tors and congressmen in an endeavor
tr have Nebraska represented bv Mrs.
! MacMurphy. who has made a study of
the work for several years. A letter
from Senator Thurston confirmed what
Mrs. MacMurphy said concerning the
interest taken by Illinois and Iowa in
the manifestation of the uses of corn
and the fact that those states have the
inside track in the absorption of the
Wiles Will Case Closed.
FALLS CITY, Neb.. Feb. 15. Toe
Miles will case closed yesterday. John
L. Webster, for the plaintiff, spoke in
rebuttaL bringing the case to a close
in a powerful manner. Judge Thomp
son has taken the case unaer advise
ment. The citizens have taken great
interest in this case and are now wait
ing with great impatience to learn the
final outcome. After the closing of
this case Judge Stull took the bench
and began the equity cases.
Bishop Warren at Grand Islaad.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Feb. 15.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal church
raised over $4,000 Sunday to liquidate
an old debt and enough money to put
certain repairs on the church. The
bishop was greeted by one of the lar
gest audiences that perhaps has ever
assembled in any church in the city.
He showed masterly skill in the man
agement of the finances. Dr. Hodgetts
preached in the evenmr. aftr -rhih
Ithe bishop made a most interesting
address and took an additional cnh.
j scriptron for the painitng of the
Starts em a Werld Tow.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Feb. 15.
Miss Blanche Piatt started west on a
trip around the world. Her rather,
3Iayor Piatt, wHI accompany her to
San Francisco, -where she will embark
for Manila. Her hrother, Ralph Piatt,
holds an important position there
under General Otis- In company, with
her hrother she will visit the Orient,
and frnjgft the tour at the Paris expo
sition, returning home by war of New
TAY10I TAKES WrNATNE.
tea Legal. Xeasares
Beefcaasa aad Ctstlaataa.
Suit was filed in the circuit court
at Louisville, Ky., by counsel for Gov
ernor Taylor seeking to restrain J. C.
W. Beckham from acting as governor
aad General John B. Castleman from
attempting to discharge the duties of
adjutant generaL Summons were
served on the defendants.
The suit will be allotted to one of
the circuit judges by a drawing. This
drawing may not be held for several
days. The suit is brought by Gov
ernor Taylor for himself individually
and as governor of Kentucky.
At Frankfort, Ky when informed
that Judge Taft had refused jurisdic
tion Governor Taylor made the follow
ing signed statement:
"The decision of Judge Taft, holding
that his court has no jurisdiction in
the case of- the minor state officials,
does not affect, the merits of the case,
"rfe does not determine that the peti
tioners had no merits in their cases,
but only that his court could not take
jurisdiction and right the wrong. If
he had held that he had jurisdiction
i would have all been over, for the
outrages were so glaring that the re
publicans would have wort hands down.
The decision does not in the least af
fect my case."
The suit of Beckham against Taylor
for the possession of the office of gov
ernor was filed in the circuit court at
Frankfort. Up to a late hour the
sheriff had not succeeded in serving
notice on Governor Taylor and the
chances of his doing so did not seem
bright, as all visitors to the office of
the governor, or to the gubernatorial
mansion, were compelled to run a
gauntlet of guards who were on the
lookout for gentlemen with suspicious
papers. The petition in the suit holds
that W. S. Taylor is not the governor
of the state and that with an armed
force he holds possession of the exec
utive building. It alleges that he is
drawing money without authority of
law from the state treasury, pardoning
convicts and doing other things that
are detrimental to the welfare of the
POSTAL SERVICE ON THE INCREASE
Plan to Hare as Few American Clerks
The director general of posts of the
Philippine islands has transmitted to
the Postoffice department a copy of a
letter written by him to General Otis,
in which is outlined a plan for the ex
tension of the postal service in the
islands. His plan contemplates that
the army shall take charge of the ser
vice of points where it is impracticable
to employ clerks. Offices in charge of
American clerks are contemplated at
all places where there is a large num
ber of people and considerable trib
At points where troops are stationed
the commanding officer will be asked
to take charge of stamps and other
postal supplies and to detail for this
postal duty a soldier incapacitated for
held services. It is desired to have as
few American clerks as possible on
account of the expense in salaries,
natives being willing to work much
cheaper. The revenues from the isl
and of Negros for ten months have
not been sufficient to pay tie salary
of a superintendent for two months
and since the withdrawal of the great
er portion of the troops from San Fer
nandino the revenues have amounted
to scarcely J50 a month, about one
third the salary of a superintendent.
PR0TEST AGAINST THE WAR.
Liberals .Meet as a London Hotel and
Spporters of the liberal party, to the
nuraDer of COO or 100, held a private
meeting at the Westminster Palace
hotel, London, to protest against the
government's war policy. Sir Wilfred
Lawson. M. P., David Lloyd-George,
M. P , and Ccnwright Schreiner, the
husband of Olive Schreiner. the novel
ist, were among those present. The
resolutions adopted denounced the war
as a "crime and a blunder," commit
ted at the instigation of irresponsible
capitalists: demanded the publication
of the full correspondence regarding
the Jameson raid: protested against
the increasing armaments, reaffirmed
the liberals gratitude to Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman. John Morley
and James Bryce. and decided to open
a permanent fund to carry on a vig
orous political propaganua for the prin
ciples thus enunciated.
KYLE IN REPIilUCAN CAUCUS.
Committee to Arrange Business for Re
mainder of Session.
The republican caucus of the senate
on the 15th authorized its chairman.
Senator Allison, to appoint a commit
tee to arrange the order of business
for the remander of the session, but
the selection was not announced.
Senator Cullcm gave notice to the
caucus that he would call up his bill
providing a form of government for
the Hawaiian islands and no disposi
tion was manifested to antagonize him
in this purpose.
The caucus also discussed the ques
tion of the division of the minor pat
ronages of the senate, but adjourned
before concluding this portion of its
Senator Kyle of South Dakota at
tended and participated in the pro
ceedings of the caucus for the first
QUITS TO MEET IN 0MAIA.
Westers Leane -Schedule Committee, to
Finish Work There.
The schedule committee of the new
Western League of Baseball Clubs in
session at Des Moines, adjourned, to
meet later on call of the chairman at
Omaha, without having perfected a
schedule. Several drafts of schedule
were under consideration. It was vot
ed to hold the next annual meeting at
Denver in February, 190L Five years
instead of three year franchises were
made the rule of the association.
Chinaman Gets Damaces.
Mon Fung Young, a Chinese doctor,
was awarded $S.93T bya jury in the cir
cuit court at Kansas City in a verdict
against the Kan wis City, St- Joseph fc
Council Bluffs railroad because a ne
gro porter of the railroad company
would not permit him to ride in the
parlor car of the train. Young sued
for $20,000 damages.
The total British casualty returns up
to the lath are: Officers killed. 152;
wounded. 380; missing. 112. Men
killed.. L44T: wounded. 5.050; missing,
2.T31; other fatalities reported, 563.
Grand total 10,515.
AN EMBEZZLER NABBED
i. Jebruk Young Km Wo Tans
RAVE CRAKES ARE AGAINST RIM.
a Got Away With S3, Traveled
Twenty Thousand Slles. bat Finally
Ketnraa to Hat JXative Country. Where
H WUI Have to Answer ror Bia Mis
tloiac. SAN FRANCISCO. CaU Feb. 14.
Frederick S. Kelley. formerly an em
ploye of a prominent insurance com
pany in Omaha, but who left that
city about two years ago when defal
cations amounting to about $3,000 were
about to be discovered, was arrested
by detectives in this city.
The arrest was kept a secret unti'
yesterday, when it was learned that
Kelley left for Chicago in the custody
of detectives. He was accompanied by
his young wife, formerly of Oakland,
Cal. Since his departure from Omaha
Kelley has traveled much and held a
good position in Manila, but his love
for his own country got the best of him
and he returned. Three months ago
he married the daughter of a promi
nent printer. Kelley's relatives are
wealthy and prominent people of Lin
H. B. Coryell of the Phenix Insur
ance company at Omaha, said that
Kelley's supposed defalcation was
discovered in April. 1S9S. For three
years previous he had held the position
of cashier and manager and received all
the cash remittances from the country
agencies of the company. He handled
on an average $T5,000 per annum. The
amount of his embezzlement when fi
nally figured out was found to
aggregate nearly $0,000. He was
bonded for $5,000 with the Guar
anty company of North America,
whose headquarters are at Toronto,
Can. After his disappearance the com
pany refused to make the face of the
bond good and Mr. Coryell entered suit
against them in the United States
court- The suit is yet pending.
As with most defalcations of magni
tude it was a small and a comparative
ly simple thing that Kelley might have
turned to one side had he kept his head
that resulted in his exposure and dis
grace. The management had discov
ered that a country agent was appar
ently some $30 behind in his accounts.
He was called sharply to time and by
return mail sent receipts, showing that
he had paid the item in question. Mr.
Keiley was asked by Mr. Coryell wheth
er the money had been received or
Kelley stammered and admitted that
it had. Mr. Coryell then insisted on
knowing whether there were any other
accounts in such a state, and Kelley,
refusing to answer, abruptly left the
office, promising to return and explain
everything, which he failed to do.
Order for Rate Redaction.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. 14. The state
board cf transportation, without the
usual recommendation from the secre
taries, issued the following orders, de
termined on by the board at Norfolk
in consequence of the hearing held
Friday last at that place;
"It is. therefore, by the Nebraska
state board cf transportation consider
ed, adjudged and ordered that the Chi
cago, St- Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
Railway company reduce the rate on
first-class shipments of freight from
South Sioux City to Norfolk to 35 cents
per 100 pounds and other classes in the
same proportion, and that said railway
hereafter receive for shipment under
the usual regulaitons of the road all
freight which may be tendered to it
for shipment from Omaha to Norfolk,
and that said road is required to show
cause on the 23rd day of February.
1900. why said orders should not be
enforced. Dated at Lincoln, Neb., this
12th dav of February. 1900.
-JOHN F. CORNELL.
"W. F. PORTER.
Union Pacific Files Answer.
OMAHA. Neb., Feb. 14. The Union
Pacific Railway company has filed iti
answer in the suit brought by Attorney
General Smyth on behalf of the state
board of transportation. In the pe
tition the attorney general alleged
that on July IT. 1SST. T. H. Tibbies
filed a complaint with the board, al
leging that the company changed is
rates on live stock from the car to the
per pound plan. The board is alleged
to have heard the complaint and on
November 26. 18DT, ordered the rates
restored- The attorney general
charged that the order had not been
complied with in any respect and asked
judgment fcr $5,000 against the com
pany. In answer the Union Pacific says that
the petition does not state facts suf
ficient to constitute a cause of action
and asks that the case be dismissed at
the costs of the state.
Fnneral of a Soldier.
MADISON. Neb.. Feb. 14. The fu
neral of Private Arthur C. Sims, com
pany F. First Nebraska, was held here
in the Hein Opera house. Twelve hun
dred people were in attendance. Tre
funeral was conducted by company F
Nebraska National Guard. Addresses
were made by Rev. J. E. Fowler. Rev
J. L. St. Clair and Rev. Lowrie. The
procession to the cemetery was three
quarters of a mile Iong.
Rutins: in land Cases.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. Repre
sentative Sutherland of Nebraska has
secured a ruling by the commissioner
of the general land office affecting tne
rights of county judges in taking proof
In land entries. The register of the
land office at McCook had refused to
designate County Judge Pyle cf Fron
tier county to take final proofs even
when the applicant had requested to go
before him. Commissioner Hermann
holds that the register has erred in
this action and he is instructed in fu
ture to designate the court officer
whom the applicant requests.
Nebraska la Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 14.
Captain H- E. Palmer of Omaha ar
rived in the city today and will appear
before the hotxse committee on military
t affairs tomorrow in support of the bill
for the establishment c a sanitarium
for ex-union soldiers at Hot Springs,
The comptroller of the currency has
approved changes in national bank of
ficials as follows: First National bank
Lincoln. Frank Parks, asisstant cash
ier, place W. C. Phillips; South Omaha
National bank. South Omaha. Gey C
Barton. president, in place of T. A.
MQUEST 0VERMWFS I00Y.
Oesavadeaey Causes a Teleex" Opera
tor to Take Ills I. If e-
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. IT. An in
quest was held here over the remains
of Anderson C. Howe the young- tel
egraph operator who committed sui
cide in the office of the Western Union
in rhi city. Not a ceuc of money was
found on his person and it is supposed
that hi act was induced by the de
spondence resulting from the loss of
his situation in Tonefca and the barren
prospect of securing another in the
J. H. Lee an operator in the office
of a local bucket shop, worked for sev
eral vear with young1 Howe in To
peka.'Kan. He said the youns ma
was considered a steady, reliable ftllow
and one of the best men in the employ
of the company. Some eighteen
months ago he was induced to resign
his position and "hobo' to New York
city. He soon tired of this life and
returned within a year and was given
hie old. position. Two weeks ago the
company found it ntressary to reduce
its operating force in Topeka and as
Hawe was the last man employed he
was the unfortunate one to be dropped
from the pay rolL
From Topeka he went to Kansas
City, sold his typewriter, checked his
baggage through to New York and pre
pared to follow it immediately. In
some manner as yet unexplained he
lost all his money. He took a train
and came to Lincoln. He applied for
a position at the lorai office of ti.e
Western Union, presenting the high
est recommendations, but his assist
ance was not needed. He found his
former friend, Lee. who took him to
breakfast- He met other friends in
the city during the day. but to none
of tnem did he confide his straitened
financial condition. He ev en intimated
that he had money, express.' ng his In
tention of going to Omaha in search
Farmer's Institute at Friend.
FARERM5 institute at Friend .qd...
FRIEND, Neb., Feb. 16. A very in
teresting series of farmers institutes
closed at this place, during which Pro
fessor Hunter delivered an address on
"Insect Pests;" E. Wnitcomb on
"Fould Brood and Its Treatment:" P.
J Gessard on "The Brood Sow How to
Select and Care for Her Brood:' Kev.
L. P. Luden on "Poultry." Dr. J. V
Beghtol on "Raising the Boy:" E. F.
Stephens of Crete on 'Horticulture;'"
Mrs. C .A. Blanchard on "Poultry on
the Farm;" J. H. Rushton on "Dairy
ing", and C. A. Whitford on "How to
Make the Farm Pay." Mrs. J. D. Pope,
Miss Sams, Miss Farrenburg and the
young ladies and young gents quar
tets furnished excellent music for ail
Granted a Ch.mze of Venae.
KEARNEY. Neb., Feb. IT. Judge
Homer Sullivan refused the applica
tion for a continuance, but granted a
change of venue for Frank L. Dins
more, the alleged murderer of Mns
Dinsmore and Fred Laue, frcrn Buffa
lo to Dawson county on the ground
that the prejudice against him m thfc
county is of such a nature that he
could not get a fair triaL Court con
venes in Dawson county 3Iarch 5.
Preparing for Tournament.
YORK. Neb.. Feb. IT At a meeting
of the York tire department J. W.
Moist. J. V. Hyder. C. N. Carpenter.
Charles Rosenlof. L. R. Carey and W.
u. Fisher were elected a committe to
makf1 arrangements for a state fire
men's tournament to be held in "Vork
in July. The mayor of York has caUtit
a citizens' meeting for Friday night
to assist in the work of the commur-e.
Saw Cuts Off Arm.
PAWNEE CITY, Neb.. Feb. 15.
Wesley Walker, engineer in the city
feed and sawmill here, fell against a
rotary saw and had his left arm sev
ered at the wrist. He was assisting
the sawyers with a heavy log at the
sawing bench and accidentally slipped.
Walker recently came here from Sa
betha. Kan., and had been working
at the mill but a couple of days. He
nas a family.
Child Fatally -xutil.i.
TECUMSEH. Neb.. Feb. Ir Helen
Kazda. -the 5-year-old daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Martin Kazda. was scalded
to death yesterda She was playmz
about the kitchen stov when an older
girl attempted to remove a pan of boil
ing water therefrom The water was
spilled, striking the child squarely in
the breast. She z- terribly oumed
and lived but a few hours.
BursUr'i Out tit r'onuii.
j AINSWORTH. Neb. Feb I A
valise containing an entire burglars'
outfit was found in toe attic of a
school house south of this town. There
j was every conceivable article necessarj
for cracking a safe, drills, riles, sycks
of dynamite, fuses, revolvers, cart
ridges, etc. The stuff has been takn
possession of by the shenn!. No uc
to the owners is at hano.
In-tane Man hit a GirL
AXTELL. Neb.. Feb. IT. Oscar N- ,
son, a farm hand, insance rruci an
unknown cause, discharged the con
tents of a shotgun at the daughter
of his employer, ran to his room and
shot and killed himself. The attempt
ed murder and suicide occurred four
miles 3cuth of here. The girl is pain
fully, though not seriously wounded
. Kecorers ni stolen Tim.
j BEATRICE, Neb.. Feb. IT. A man
namec tvenneay ot eresco -eo. was
in the city enroute home tram Kansas.
j where he had gone to secure a team
of horses which were recently stolen
from him and which were located at
' Blue Rapids. A man named Gray was
I captured in possession of the team,
but he made his escape, after shoot
ing a deputy sheriff and has nor. ben
recaptured. It is said that Gray was a
partner of the fellow named Hawkins
who was killed at Clay Center, Neb
Basiness 3ten Organize.
KEARNEY, Neb.. Feb. IT. Nearly
100 business men of Kearney met and
organized the Kearney Business Mens
association. The object cf the organ
ization is to promote the commercial,
industrial, manufacturing and all bus
iness and laboring interests of the city
and to secure the active co-operation-of
all classes for this purpose. The
meeting was harmonious and enthus
iastic and there is a fixed determina
tion to make the year 1504 a prosper
ous cue for Kearney.
Columbus State Bank
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