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. VOiJUME XXX. NUMBER 48.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEHNESDAY. MARCH 7, 1900:
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COLZNSO CA3IP. 3larch 3. JNe j
Tcrfc "World Cablegram) Buller. hav-
jag thrcxn a new pontoon bridge
' across the rfrer during the night.
: crossed with Baron and. Kircaener's
"origade. which came into line beyond
rh- Turela oh the. right o Hart. ad-i
Northcote's brigad" which were hold-
-&Z positions previously captured. He
th-a-maite a general attack upon the
.Boer left and center at Pieter's pesf- ,
-w -rT, ,,; t,,- - '-i.v
-Txm. The action began at S o clock.
wb-n Barton, who crossed first, defiled .
jslong a gorge turned northward and
attacked a cluster of kopes on the
Boer left. All the the artillery, the I
naval cuns Colt and Maxim batteries
and mnskotry of th Border regiment,
tcp South African Lighters, covered
tb advance from th high southern
bank of th nver All the kopjes, ex
eppt on th extreme left cf the Boer
I.ne. Tor" taken by noon with little
lf'ss. as th position was completely
cenniandfd by our guns.
Th Bors mamtainrl a vigorous
srtillery are on both flanks Mean
whil the brigades under Kitchener
3n Northcote deployed along the riv
r bank ready to attack Northcote's
hl'I where the Inniskallings were suf
rean? Kitchener held Railway hill,
midway between Northcote and Bar
ron Tae advance began at 1 o clock.
Sarton from a captured position en
filaded the trenches and th troops at
tacked with spirit, and although the
Lancashire men had been four days
and nights exposed to continual fire
from the enemy withont shelter from
tun or rain they marched with alac
rity and enthusiasm to the assault.
"She artillery, which was well handled.
ivay made the most effective opera
fanns yet seen and though the Boers
showed their customary courage our
advance was never checked. By 4
cVlock the next fortified position,
.joining Inniskilling hill to Railway
hill, was taken, upward of fifty pns-
oners being captured in the trenches, i
Immediately after Ra'lway hill itself,
"was carried and loud cheering along
the whole front of the army encour
aged Northcote's rifiemen to assault
the fatal Inniskilling hill This they
iid in good style taking more pns-
tmers and occupying all the Boer en-
Thus by 6 o rlock two miles of forti
fW hills forming the left and cen
ter, of Pieters position were occupied
, by the .British troops who were now
scarcely five mils from th outposts
cf Ladysmitb The Boers resisted
Etutroornly and the captured positions
vere .shelled by their artillery heavily.
.Another fast position still intervenes.
.but Uiis White can shell equally with
s. Very crcat substantial success
was obtained without heavy loss.
Cronjes surrender and The capture of
Pieter's position may well divert the
lth of February of it burden of
7 II p. m The six days of fighting
called the battle of Pieter's came to a "
"victorious close after great sacrifice
had been made by the troops and
much bardsnip patiently borne. But
ts spite of the heavy loss in an army
Wiready reduced by hard fighting, the
loyal devotion in all ranks never wav
ered. Arsnlns Kentucky Ca-.
LOCISVH.I.E. Ky March 3 Argu
ment m the cases involving the title
to th oSices of governor and lieuten
ant governor wa begun before Judge
.Field s in the circuit court today
Counsel for Governor Beckham. Pres
ident Protem L H. Carter and General
.John B. Castleman. democrats, filed
a demurrer and motion to strike out
the answer and reply of W S. Taylor
and John Marshall, the republican in
cumbents, after which an order of ar
gument was agreed ur-on
CR&NJE NTT ABOARD SHIF.
Kethins- to aj bat Hi Manner Indicate
tram- of Mml.
ORANGE RIVER Marrh 3. General
Crcnje and his wife passed here last
night en route to Capetown Elaborate
precauaon had been taken to prevent
the oubh'- from seeni him vpa the
efii-ers were ordered off of the station
and the refreshment room wa.- kept
. closed before his arrival, to the dis
comfort of the Kimberley passengers.
who. won- obliged to so fociles
General fronje look's dejected and
miserable and is mnch srayer He en-
tered the refreshment room, accompan-
ied by his wife. Fan and interpreter and
General Prettvman and his staff Tak-
ing his seat at a table. Genera! Cronje
covered his face with his hands for a
'fw moments as he engaged in prayer.
CAPETOWN March 3 General
Cronje and his paty arrived at Sim
General Cronje ttjs recived by Gen
eral Sir Frderik Forrestier-Walker
and a represntattvr of Sir Alfred Mil
ner. the governor of Cape Colony
General Cronje was immediately es-
r-mfist mi hrvirt? rho H--if-ich rmtcor
rJsoris. There was no demonstration,
Coosnwawn Ep- tH-.
"WASHINGTON. March 3. Con
gressman Sydney Epes of Virginia,
wfao was operated upon for appendi
" citis today, died at Garfield hospital
at 12 o'clnck tonight.
.Mr. Epes was ill but a short time,
having attended the house on Wednes-
day. He was bcrn in 1S55. was a
journalist by profession and had
- Hrved in the state legislature of Vir
ginia, in the Fifty-fifth, congress until
unseated by the republicans, and in
the present congress. He was a demo
crat, in poEtics. I
Appeal to All Xethodiata.
3IINNEAFGLIS. March 3 The mem
.bership of the Methodist, church is less
than it. was two years ago and this
'. fact has greatly exercised the bishops
" cf that denomination. How to revive ,
interest in. the charch is a question
.which the representative clergymen
"have given earnest, consideration. To '
.. Bring the matter directly before the
people a committee, composed of Bisa- J
: oes C H. Fowler. W. X. Ninde and 3. t
IT. Joyce, actiag oc behalf of the body L
of bishops, has isaed an address to
the church. The coaditkas arer.care- i
fjdly octlraed xad a week of prayer I
UBL WHY IS HIUL
1 iS Abut Osfaats in.
i LONDON, March 3. Lord Roberts
1 at Osfantein faces the reformed Boer
! arar, from 5.W0 to 5.000 strong. .Thi
may be merely a corps of observation
ready to retired on prepared position.
Doubtless it & receiving accretions
from the late besiegers of Ladysmith
and from other points.
Whatever the force may be Lord
Roberts has ample troops to cope witlr
it- As a heavy rain is falling on thtr
,. , -. . .
Tldt nd the grass is improving. th&-
tnii be a good thing temporarily fcr-
bj the exHenee of h!s transport
anrinx tne nrst aovance, ana is iiseiF
to do so again, although military men
here think he most rest for some days
before going muck .farther. The Boers,
presumably, will nee this delay for all
it is worth, palling their resources to-
Dr. Lcydff gives out the opinion that
?ff Briti3h etr of Bloemfontein is
n expected. f anX de
to retard the advance of Lord Roberts
. nrtris . - -,,
eral Joubert had been accomplished.
Xo adequate explanation has been
arp vnpmfoK fo"r rxjrd. Roberts,
ch ...,,.,.,,. r
tontauvely suggest either th Capp
Dutch have ben more restive, cr the
imperial govTnmant has a hint of
foreign suggestions as to the future
status of th allied republics.
The admiralty board has telegraphed
to the Cap commander an expression
of admiration and thanks on th part
o' the Lords for the Admiralty to the
marines and the bluejackets engaged
in the war "for the splendid manner
in which thev have upheld the tradi-
tions of the service and have added to
lU, reputation for resourcefulness,
courage and devotion.
ROOT LEAVES FOR HAVANA.
!rretarj" of Wr Srt Oot for
of the Lslsari.
WASHINGTON". March 3. Secretary
Root left Washington today for a fly
ing trip to Cuba. With him wre Mrs.
Root. Miss Root. Edward Root, his son.
Colonel Carter, assistant adjutant gen
eral; Private Secrtary W. S. Courtny
and Arthur Brooks,, attendant. The
party had a special car over the South
It is reported that the trip will oc
cupy about two weeks, allowing for a
week's tour around the island of Cuba.
The army transport Sedgwick is on its
way to Tampa and the party will em
bark on it tomorrow for Havana.
It is known that the main object
of the trip is to enable Scretary Root
to confer personally with General
Wood, aad as the latter will accompany
the secretary on his tour around the is-
land, there will be ample opportunity
for such conferences.
It is gathered from rather urgent
communications that has been rceived
here from Havana that notwithstand
ing the apparent serenity of condi
tions in Havana and Cuba generally.
General Wood has reason for grave ap
prehension as to the future, not be
cause of the possibility of outbreaks,
but rather owing to the extreme grav
ity of fmnortant questions that are
pressing from all sides for immediate
AMTTS INSURGENT TACTICS.
Col. AariVrsoo Trie Hi Ilantl at the Am
MANILA. March 3. Colonel Ander
son, with the Thirty-eighth infantry.
employing insurgents' own tactics, has
ambeshed the enemy near Batangas.
Through spies Colonel Anderson learn
ed that a detachment of insurgents
would pass a certain road. He posted,
his soldiers concealed among the trees
lining the road, and when the enemy
arrived the Americans volleyed unex
pectedly 'killing twenty-four insurgents
wounding thirty and capturing severaL
Some arms and ammunition also was
captured The effect of thi blow has
been salutary The enemy in that lo
, cality arc dismayed.
(nft Euel to the &e.4th.
NORTH VERNON. Ind . March 3.
At Brewersville today in front of
Teams' 5trr Al Fuller and Isaac
Powers, a school teacher, met and be
zan shooting. The trouble was over
the correction of Fuller's cMld by the
Powers was shot onc through the
lung and Fuller received three balls.
Both men will probably die.
Other "ation ot Consulted.
WASHING"! oi. D C March 3.
Ine secretary of state authorizes a
contradiction of the printed statement
that the state department had secured
the assent of other powers to the pro
visions of the pendinz canal conven
tion. No propositions in relation to
the subject matter of this convention.
' ne says, have been laid before any
Amore Wwtfni People.
WASHINGTON. March 3. Senator
Carter of Montana presented a me
morial of governors of western states
pretesting against the bill introduced
in congress providing for the leasing
cf public lands for grazing purposes.
In presenting the memorial Senator
Carter said there was no probability
of any such bill passing and in order
to prevent further agitation in the
' wr fee hnami tr hiT? wrrnlfi find
t eternal sleep.
Cniltr soldiers Arreted.
WASHINGTON. March 3. The following-
telegram wa? received at the
War department today
FORT SAX HOUSTON, Tex March
3. Adjutant General: The following
telegram was received from Ft Bliss.
"Have all the guilty, and evidence to
convict them, except McElry. who deserted-
Corporal Powell confessed.
0 This refers to the recent riot at
Fort Bliss between some negro sol
aiers and jail officials.
CVerelaad Soriovair Tit
.NEW YORK. March 3. The Journal
and Advertiser says that ex-President
Cleveland is seriously ill at iis home
in Princeton. He is aot. confined to
his bed. but he seldom leaves the room
on the upper fleer cf his home. He
rarely sees visiters aad takes prac
tically o interest in any events of the
PRINCETON. N. J.. March 3. The
leporta of the nisess of ex-Presidetrt
Graver Clevelamd. according; to his
phyakma. have bees, exaggerated. 'He-
says Mr. Clereiaad has had another
attack of rheumatism, which, has late
ly cCTtned him to the house.
MM OF IMH
General Btoiauld Piute H Wsj
Throngn and Banm tie Beige.
MSrATCI COWTHMftti TKNEWS
Courry BtiiMu th MmXm Ararud th
r"im Cloar of Boer Tfc Jfows
Caucg Oraat Kejoleiajr In Load
Ciiii jtmlatory Totcsraaas Scat to tb
LONDON. March 2. The War office,
has received the following dispatch
from General BuHerc
March L 9:05. Morning. General
Dundonald. with the Natal Carbiaeer-j
and ar twpuaite regiment, eneemi
Ladysmith last night.
The country between me and Lady
smith is reported clear of the enemy.
1 am moving on Nelthorpe."
The news of the relief of Ladysmith
was received with much more enthusi
asm than any previous event of the
war. Flags were immediately hoisted
on a number of hotels and other build
ings and General BuIIer's success was
everywhere received with the hearti
est satisfaction. The news has not yet
affected the Stock exchange. The lord
mayor of London immediately tele
graphed his congratulations to Gener
als White and Bnller. "When the
queen received the news at Windsor
castle the bells on the curfew tower
of the castle were rung in honor of
COLENSO CAMP. March L (New
York World Cablegram.) During the
afternoon of the 28th the cavalry bri
gade pressed forward on the march
toward Bulwana MIL Dundonald in
the direction of Ladysmith. Ine Boers
fired on both with artillery from Bul
wana. About 4 Maj'or Gough's regi
ment, which was in advance, found
the ridges surrounding-and concealing
Ladysmith apparently unoccupied. He
reported to Dundonald, who thereupon
determined to ride through the gap
and reach the town with two squad
rons of the Imperial light Horse aad
Carbineers, the rest being sent back
to BuIIer's picket line. It was evenmjt
when we started and only an hour o
daylight remained. We galloped on
swiftly in spite of the rough ground,
up and down hill, through dongas,
scrub and rocks until we could see
the British guns flashing from Wagon
hill howitzers. But on we went, faster
and faster. Suddenly came the chal
lenge from the scrub: "Who goes
"The Ladysmith relieving army,"
was the reply.
Then tattered, almost bootless men
crowded round us. cheering very fee
bly. Even in the gloom we could see
how thin and pale they looked, box
how glad. We were conducted in tri
umph into town. At headquarters we
met White. Hunter. Hamilton and all
the heroes of the defense. It was an
impressive scene. CHCRCHDL.L.
C0NMTI0N IN TK PWUITOES.
War Dg aort-aet Keceivea Cabled Report
WASHINGTON. March 2. Three
cable messages from General Oti
were received at the War department
today One contained a long list of
casualties among the troops in the
Philippines since the last report. A
second announced the arrival at Ma
nila today of a governmefit transport
from the coast of Tayabas province
with eight American and 410 Spanish
soldiers recently relieved from cap
tivity among the insurgents.
The third message stated that since
the recent opening to commerce of
the island ports 13.000 tons of hemp
and 70.000 bales of tobacco had been
received at Manila and that large ship
ments of the commodities named will
soon be made to the United States and
The fact that General Otis has not
reported any military operations since
the departure of General Bates' expe
dition to southern Luzon to complete
the plan of opening the hemp ports
in that quarter is accepted by War de
partment officials as an indication that
the campaign is progressing satisfac
torily and that our forces have not
met with any serious opposition by
the insurgents in recent movements.
It is Major Strait.
LINCOLN. Neb.. March 2. The
votes for major of the Second regi
ment. -Nebraska natioaaL guard, was
canvassed in the office of Adjutant
General Barry, resulting in the elect
ion of Captain E. J" Straight, com
pany F of Lincoln, by the narrow
margin of sixteen, votes to fifteen
votes for Captain E. H. Phelps, com
pany K, of Schuyler, and four votes
for Caatain T. F. McCarthy, company
H. of Austora. The election is to fill
the vacancy caused by the recent elec
tion of Major "W. H. Hayward as col
onel of the regiment.
In Jadxr. Jarh-i?r Heamorj.
WASHINGTON, March 2. A sub
committee of the American Bar as
sociation called on President McKin
ley today and informed him of the
celebration which has been arranged
for February 4. 1901. in honor of the
centennial of the installation of John
Marshall as cMef justice of the su
preme court cf the United States.
The president expressed great interest
in the proposed centennial exercises
and accepted an invitation to be pres
ent. .lodges Said to Faar Death.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. March 2. The
court of appeals entered an order post--poning
the -argument docket until the
spring term, which begins in ApriL
The order of the chief justice does
not give the reason for this action,
but merely states that the judges will
hold their consultations at wMch
cases will be decided as usual, and
that .the court will. convene e. the
bench whenever the occasion demands
it. In democratic circles it is said
this action was taken on ac
count of stories that the lives of two
of the judges had been threatened.
BROKEN BOW, Neb.. March 2.
Broken Bow separator stat'oauaas been
formally opened for business. A very
I handsome plant has been erected by
a company of forty farmers and busi
ness men. The circumstaaces -under
which this piant oscsed was moat fav
orable. The amount of milk received
was abeststt aonadg. which tor a
commencement this time of year is ex
ceedingly gsod. The forenooa was
saest is erawiniag tae ptaat sad at
noon a loach was. served at the Wood
man, haft. In. the after boob, there were
exercises ia tae Woedmaa fcan
nWSWliM6S CUT TO !:.
14 Ost of IT MMi M
COLENSO. .March. 1. In the attempt
of the Inniskillings Friday to rash the
Boer position on. Pieters MIL the Boer
nre was so terrible Tcaen the infantrv
emerged from the cover of the trees.,
that every man in 'the leading half of
the company felL wounded. The ad
vance line of the British reached a
donga in front of the first Boer trench,,
which was not apparent until they
were actually in it. The Boers retireilT
to the crest and then returned an. etthr
flank of the inniskilliags. enfilading
the captured donga with a terrible
Finding it impossime to cross oc to
hold the position- the British fell back
and intrenched themselves half -way
up the MIL TaBeer. maintained a
heavy Are. In the coarw Cthe sight
the TJablin Faaleers and 'Csnaaachts
arrivfeg to syporL tfcetHaiskflliiigs,
another determined effort was made tu
take the Boer positions. This- also
failedA. heavy fire continued through
out the night.
The Inniskilltags lost fourteen nt of
seventeen officers killed and rounded,
and about 251 ncn-connniaoioned offi
cers and men killed and-wounded.
General Lyttleton's brigade relieved
General Hart's brigade in the morning
and the artillery duel was continued
Sunday though no great damage was
Today an armistice was agreed upon
to enable both sides to collect their
dead and wounded.
Bailor Seports Saeeeaa.
LONDON, March 1. The war office
has received the following dispatch
trom General Buller:
Feb. 2S. 5 a. m. Finding that the pas
sage of Langewactt's spruit was com
manded by strong intrenchments. I
reconnoitered tor another passage of
the Tugela. Cue was found for me be
low the cataract by Colonel Sandbach.
Royal Engineers, on February 25. We
commenced making an approach there
to and on February 26. finding that I
could make the passage practicable, I
crossed the guns and baggage back to
the south side of the Tugela. took up
the pontoon bridge on 'Monday night
and re-laid it on the new site, wMch
is just below the present marked cata
ract. "During all this time the troops had
been scattered, crouching: under hastily
constructed small stone shelters and
exposed to a galling shell and rifle fire
and throughout they maintained the
most excellent spirits.
"Tuesday General Barton with two
battalions of the Sixth irigade and the
Dublin Fusiliers crept about a mile and
s half down the banks of the river and
ascended an almost perpendicular cliff
of about 500 feet, assaulted and carried
the top of Pieter's MIL This hill, to a
certain extent, turned the enemy's
left and the Fourth brigade under
Colonel Norcott and the Eleventh brig
ade. Colonel" .Kitcheaer "commanding.
the whole under command of General
Warren, assailed the enemy's position.
wMch was magnificently carried by the
South LancasMre regiment about sun
set. We took about sixty prisoners and
scattered the enemy in all directions.
There seems to be still a conaiderable
body of them left on and under Bul-
i wana mountain. Our losses I hope are
not large. They certainly are much
less than they would have been were
it not for the admirable manner in
which the artillery was served, espe
cially the guns manned by the Royal
naval force and the Natal naval volun
teers." Thia Will Please Rhode.
LONDON. March 1. Gibson Bowles,
liberal member of parliament for
Kingslynn. who was much struck by
the statement of Cecil Rhodes the
other day that the profits of the De
Beers company last year were 2.000.
000 and that there are diamonds in
Kimberly now valued at 167.000. in
tends to suggest to Mr. Balfour, first
lord of the treasury, that the rescued
property be distributed among the
troops as salvage or be at least applied
to the relief of the widows and or
phans of the fallen.
We're Bayers. "ot Sellers.
Washington, D. C March 1. If
Prince Poniatowski or any other indi
vidual has secured possession of Basi
lan island, in the Philippine group, as
reported in a dispatch, the acquisition
was made in. a purely personal capacity
and. of coarse, does not affect in any
way the sovereignty of the United
States now exiFting over the island.
It is said at the state department that
no concessions have been granted to
anyone in the Philippines, so that if
there has been a change of ownersMp
as to Basilan island the purchaser
stands merely in the capacity of a pri
vate land owner.
Customs Receipts ia Philippii
WASHINGTON. March L The War
department toMght announced the cus
toms receipts in the Philippine islands
by ports for the month of November.
The total amount of import duties col
lected was S327.07. of which 1293.460
was collected at Manila. $1S.S36 at
Iloilo and Jl.1.371 at Cebu. The total
amount of export collected was $24,312,
of wMch $S.79 was collected at Ma
nila. $1,759 at Ilcilo and $14,473 at
Cebu; Other dues collected brought
the total collections. of customs in the
islands for the month ap to $359,308.
of wMch $313,504 was. collected at Ma
nila. $20,743 at Iloilo and $30,053 at
Vital Statistics of Hanu.
WASHINGTON. March L Major
John G. Davis, surgeon-United States
volunteers and chief sanitary officer
of Havana, Cuba, has forwarded to the
war department some statistics in re
gard to births, deaths, jnarriages and
immigration. These statistics covei
J the last ten years ended December 31
last and show that during that decade
there were 40,509 births. 9.5 mar
riages and 10L932 deaths, an apparent
excess of 51.423 deaths orer births. The
death rate was heaviest, during 189S.
1S37 and 1S95. in the order-named.
DENVER. CoL. March L A special
to the Republican from Cripple Creek.
CoL. says that Bob Curry, alias Beb
Lee. alleged to be one of the mea who
robbed the Union Pacific mail traia
at Wilcox. Wya.. ia Jane. 1899. was
arrested here tonight by a sheriff's
pcsHC. The arrest was- tae resale of
nnornranaa receivea toaay max. Jjoc
son. Mb., where Lewis Curry. RTfatr
of the robbers, was killed by tae ssa-
"When the school Bosses are broacht
nearer together, th jaHs will he far
W MQOi SHU
Gmell Anticipates o Diakmkj
f in CsHectzBtas Same.
1W TtTAi AftMUffT Tl AT fS Hi
to Protest. ht !(m of
to ray A aoeUac of
Called to Tak. Action Caa-
Arid Laad XiaceUaaooa
Aria aad ami-And Laado.
jSINCOLN. Neb.. March 1. Governor
returned from rvasnington.
he attended a meeting of the
of all states, called in the
of the proposed celebration
l ii i sjaaan null the feaadiag of a
twasaaeat seat of awrerameat. While
in Washiagtoa Goveraer Poynter
called a meeting of the governors of
Montana, Idaho. Wyoming. Utah. South
Dakota. Arizona, Colorado and Nebras
ka for the purpose of taking action
concerning the bill now pending in
congress which provides for leasing
the arid and semi-arid lands in the
western states. Govenwr Poynter said
today that the governors of th west
ern states were unanimous in their
apposition to this bllT. It was sug
gested that all government lands be
ceded to the various states in wMch
they are located, to be disposed of as
provided by the legislatures. It was
claimed that the leasing of such lands
by the government would be damag
ing to the resident cattlemen, who
would be unable to compete with spec
ulators and syndicates. Another meet
ing of the governors of these states
will be held in Salt Lake City April
18. when a formal petition to congress
will be drawn and fonrarded to Wash
ington. LINCOLN. March t. Auditor Cor
nell does not anticipate any serious
trouble in collecting from the insur
ance companies the amount of the
shortage caused by the defalcation of
ex-Auditor Eugene 3loore. One or two
companies have disputed the amount
claimed by Cornell to be due the state,
but up to date not a single company
has refused to settle because the fees
were once paid to Moore. The shortage
amounts to $23,203, and claims cover
ing this amount have been drawn
against 103 companies. This amount
includes all but $9,000 of the fees paid
to Moore by insurance companies dur
ing the years 1S95 and 1S96.
The records of the auditor's office
show that during the two years a total
of $32JJQS was paid as fees by insur
ance companies and that of this
amount only $9,000 was turned into the
treasury of Moore. A record was kept
of each payment as it was made, but
there is no way of ascertaining what
companies paid the $9,000. Auditor
Cornell has credited this amount to the
companies making the first payments.
There has been some objection to this
plan, it being suggested that the $9,000
aauld be divided among all the com
panies in proportion to the total
Several of the companies assessed
by the auditor have asked for an item
ized statement showing the amount of
each payment and when it was made.
This will necessitate much additional
labor in the auditor's office and will
greatly delay the final settlemnt of the
Most show Cp Kxpo Claims.
WASHINGTON. March L Senator
Allen from the committee on pensions
reported favorably bfHs providing for
pensions for Zodak C. Perkins at, the
rate of $30 per month 'and to David C.
Dane, father of George W. Dane at $12
per month. Both are house bills which
have passed that body. He also in
troduced a bill to extend the time for
building the Eastern Nebraska & Gulf
road through the Omaha and Winne
bago reservation in Nebraska and
granting the right of way therefor, ex
tending time of completing the rail
way for years dating from June 27,
OMAHA. March 1. Richard S. Hor
tcn. trustee in bankruptcy for the
Greater American Exposition, request
ed, and Judge Munger granted, a re
straining order against certain credi
tors of the exposition -and the CMcago
Wrecking company all liens against
buildings should be deducted from the
amount the company .should pay over
to- the exposition. As half a dozen
firms have such claims the trustee
asked that the wrecking company be
compelled to come into court anu
make statement of all claims and that
these creditors be restrained from col
lecting their debts. The case will be
heard March 15.
Turpin. the inventor of melinite, is
said to be with the Boers. The pe
troleum bombs fired at Kimberley are
attributed to him. Great Britain was
the only power that offered him com
pensation for his discovery.
Coasmtioa Date 2faarcd.
NEBRASKA CITY. March 1. A
meeting of the republican congression
al committee was held a the Grand
Pacific hotel here. The convention will
be held at Lincoln April 12. at 8 p. m.
Tae basis of representation is the vote
cast for E. J. Burket in 1S9S. under
which the different counties in the
district are entitled to the following
delegates: Cass. 25: Johnson. 14; Lan
caster, 53; Otoe, 23; Richardson. 24;
Pawnee, 15; Nemaha 17; totaL 177.
CHADRON. Neb.. March L Chadron
now has a man who proclaims that
he is as pure and good as Christ, and
possesses all the virtues of the Son
of God. He declares-.he can heal the
sick, give sight to the blind, and do
all the miraculous things that Christ
did on. earth. He insists that he can
not heal a sinner, only-saint? being paa
sessed with the power of recemag
God's blessings; that Christ could heal
no unbelievers, and that he cannot heal
To BaBd a Charch
TURK. Neb.. March L The Haired
Brethren congregation of this city ?
completed arrangesiaats for buildiag a
new church this spring as soon as the
weather will permit- It will be a brick
structure and win cost about 5,.
At Breseat meetings, are held ia the
college ciapeL which.proves to he too
small to accommodate the increaaiag
atteadanre, and the outcome was the
prwpsailiua for buildiag the new
Dissatii fiction may be the spur to
SUCK tf IK IT. WAIH.
other af tho
th Sad I;ws-
PLA.TT3M0UTH. Neb.. March 3.
Omaha papers brought to the parents
aad many friends of the deceased in
this city the sad news that Second
Lieuteaaat John R. Waugh of the
Tbirty-aiath iafantry, while tempora
rily deranged from extreme nervous
ness, shot himself through the heart
on the. 27th ult at Manila. After
readiag the telegram the mother be
came prostrated with grief and is con
fined to her bed- His father, Samuel
Waugh. cashier of the First National
bank, at oece wired George D. Meikle
joha. assistant secretary of war, for
full particulars coaceralag the trag
edy. Lieutenant Waugh was born in
this city in 1S75. where he grew to
manhood. After receiving a High
school edueatioa here he prepared him
self for West Psiat at Doaae college.
Crete. Neb., aad after .aaceeacfully
national academy in 1S94. In 1S9S he
secured a position as non-commissioned
officer in the signal corps and was
sent to Porto Rico, where he remained
until the army occupation was with
drawn. He was appointed second lieu
tenant in the Thirty-ninth infantry
and was one of the first to report-at
Fort Crook last summer and was act
ing adjutant for the regiment when it
aeparted for the Philippines. The
parents of the deceased received an in
teresting letter from their son yester
day, which was written about one
month ago. stating that he did not
think that the Filipinos could get to
gether a sufficient number of men to
concentrate an organized attack. He
also sent a number of curiosities wMch
he secured on the Island of Luzon.
Railroad Cases Coatiaaed.
LINCOLN. March 3 The railroad
rate cases set for hearing on the 2d
before the State Board of Transpor
tation were continued until March 15.
pending the disposition of the injunc
tion case in the federal court. This
postponement was asked for by at
torneys representing the Union Pa
cific. Elkhorn and Rock Island rail
roads. The Burlington railroad, hav
ing secured a restraining order pre
venting the Board of Transportation
from taking any action in regard to
the reduction of rates, made no ap
pearance. It is the intention of the
attorneys for the other roads to de
lay the consideration of their cases
until after the injunction case is dis
posed of. as the decision of the court
will probably apply to all rate cases
now in the hands of the Board of
Soys He Shot ia Seir-Detease.
CHADRON. Neb.. March 3. The
trial of George Coil, sheep herder, for
the murder of Tom Ryan, cattleman,
was attended by crowds that packed
the large court room. People stood on
chairs, railings and tables, eager to
hear the defendant's testimony. The
prisoner was composed and unrattled
during the cross-examination. He ad
mitted shooting" Ryan, after being
himself threatened: that Ryan had
shot at him on four occasions at long
distance; that he feared Ryan would
kill him; that he shot Ryan on his
horse, and that he fell to the ground,
attempted to rise, but fell back flat
anil remainer? mnr 1 on ?ea 5
Nebraska ia Washington. I
WASHINGTON. March 3. In the j
bouse Judge Neville introduced a bill
providing for a minimum stated sal-
ary of $100 per annum for fourth-class
postmasters and for an allowance of
$10 per month for rent, fuel and lights
in adidtion to the fees and compensa
tion wMch they are now allowed by
On motion of Senator Thurston the
committee agreed to recommend $40.
000 to rebuild the school building de
stroyed by fire on the Winnebigo
Congressman Stark Bill.
LINCOLN, March 3 The state mili
tary authorities are doing all in their
power to interest the Nebraska Na
tional Guard in the bill introduced by
Congressman Stark providing for an
increase in the "annual appropriation
for the national militia forces from
$400,000 to $1,060,000. Several circu
lar letters have been directed to the
various officers of the Second regiment
asking that they direct their influ
ence to secure the support of the Ne
braska congressmen for this measure.
Fa rater's Institute Closed.
ORD. Neb.. March 3. A. successful
Farmers' Institute was closed here
with an address on "Agricultural Edu
cation" by Hon. E. V FarrelL There
were 300 or more present. The Insti
tute began Tuesday afternoon, the
program being made up of local speak
ers. A pleasant feature of the meet
ings was the mssic by the High school
pupils. During most of the institute
there, was no session of the High
school and the pupils attended in a
tosses Paid for the season.
The United Mutual Hail In
surance association of Lincoln. Neb.,
has already paid $63,0o on losses for
the season of 1S09, and will, as soon
cs outstanding assessments can be col
lected, pay the remaining $13,500. That
this class of insurance is a necessity
fcr all farmers to carry is bayond
question, the only question, being to
get in a reliable company. The above
company is on a safe financial basis
and is managed by reliable men of
Cheese Poisons Family
WEST POINT, Neb- March 3. The
entire family of H. J Ln Timers of the
steam laundry in this city was pois
oned by eating brick cheese. The
cheese was purchased of a local dealer
and was eaten, by the family for sup
per. No ill effects were felt until they
had retired to rest and at that time
violent vomiting and sickness at
tacked the entire family. Drs. Sum
mers aad Sammons were immediately
suExmoaed and after working with the
victims far the greater portion of the
night succeeded m placing them out
Petitioa Throah Senator Allea.
WASHINGTON. March 3. Senator
Allen presented a petition from citi-
7eas ot Wymare asking for a constitu
noaal amendment. to prohibit the man
ufacture and sale of intoxicating f
natters in the Hawaiian islands; from
the Cxgarmaksrs' union of Plattsmcuth.
pretesting-against admission cf Porto
Riran products free of duty? from
qm asking that the government do
not cede public lands to states; from
Omaha Central Labor union prctest
fag against cession of public lands and
favoring govet anient construction cf
Cased JTebrasia Turner Ells Hh Wife
and Then HrnsclfL
A SKELFT0K R tk ciosn.
JPa estlc laf-Heity said Bats
tho Caase of th DoaMs Crtaa Tho
Xordervr Suicides k His First WIf.a
Grave Leaves a 9-te Aaaoaaciaj Hi
BROOK; Neb.. Feb. 2S. W0atm
Wakelin. a wealthy farmer three miles
north of Brock, attacked aad murdered
nis wife by cutting her throat with a
razor and walked, three-quarters of a
aiile to the cemetery, where he slashed
his own throat from ear to ear, shot
and killed himself over the grave of
his first wife who died six years ago.
The inquest revealed the fact that
there had been a dispute over the di
vision of some property. The deed
was that of a madman, deliberately
planned and executed during the mid
Mrs. "yakelin. formerly 3Irs. A. H.
Hitchcik of Fremont, was prominent
for yeavs in the prohibition movement
and served as president of the Nebras-
ka Wcmen's Christian Temperanco
At 1 o'clock in the morning Wakelin
called it the house of a neighbor. Si
mon Rofcertsou. who lives "half a mile
south, about midway to the cemetery,
and told him to go over to his house,
fcr his wife 'as very sick. At the
same time he requested that Robert
son's son should go and tell his son-in-law,
Frank Houston, to go for a
Robertson and his wife immediately
went to the Wakelin home where they
found Mrs. Wakelin lying dead with
her throat cut. The bed clothing was
soaked with blood. On the centar table
they found a note written by Wakelin
in wMch he said that he had cut h s
wife's threat, that she was dead be
fore he left the houseJ and that he
was going to the cemetery aad hull
Other neighbors wc-e aroused. A
company of them lighted lanterns and
went to the-eemetery where they found
Wakelin lying dead clutching a re
volver. By the side of the body lay
an open razor smeared with blood and
a deep gash from ear to ear indicated
that Wakelin had made doubly sure of
taking his own life.
The murder was committed in Otco
county and the suicide in Nemaha
county, and the coroners and sheriffs
of both counties were notified.
While the whole community is
shocked by the horror of the tragedy
it is not a great mysterv. for it has
been well known that Mr. aad Mrs.
Wakelin had not got along weil to
gether. The precise nature of their
differences is not known, however, and
little has been said in the neighbor
hood about the unpleasantness between
They had been married five or six
years. She was his second wife and he
her second husband. She 7as formerly
Mrs. M. A. Hitchcock of Fremont, and
was for ten years president of the Ne
braska W. C. T U A married daugh
ter of Mrs. WakelLr's. Mrs. Lumbard,
livs in Fremont.
Ariirnphobia Aatong Cattle.
WIN3DDE. Neb.. Feb. 2S Eitaer a
peculiar disease his lately developed
among stock in this neighborhood or
some dog has become rabid unknevn t.
the owner. Mr Edward Kraise, liv
ing on his farm southeast of Winside.
had a deg that had been on th plao-
for seven years, seldom if ever le;vsn3 i
his home. This animal strayed to an- i
other farm nearby the first part cf last; !
week and seemed to be sick, th-.ngi j
no one thought him mad. He uied at i
a neighboring farm. Three cf Mr. j
Krause's cattle began to show symp-s
toms of some peculiar malady in the
middle of the week and they bee me
apparently mad and could not !r re- I
strained tn any way. tearing down j
whatever bam or Cence in which th?y
were confined. A veterinary surgeon, i
Dr. Hammond of Wayne, was sum
moned and en his advice the animals
were shot, he declaring that the symp
toms were those of hydrophobia.
Quarrel ?as Orer Property. I
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Feb 2S
At the coroner's inquest it developed
that W. Wakelin carefully planned the
murder of his wife and suicide. A
note left by him was addressed to S.
P. Robertson, asking him to take
charge of his property. He then wrote
two other lines:
"11:05 I am going to kill Mary.'
"11. IS I have just killed her. Toe
will find me at the cemetery."
He closed his wife's eyes, placet
coins on them, washed and aressed the
wound on her neck, and went to the
'emetery. where he cut bis threat and
shot himself in the right temple
The couple had quarreled over the
division, of the property. Waeim being
Reimburse the State.
LINCOLN. Feb. 2S. One fire insur
ance company nas reimburrrjd the sta.;e
for nioiv loet b th? defalcation o
ex-Aud:tar Eugeni Moore. A check for
225 was icceived by Auditor Cornell
form the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insur
ance company, the remittance being ex
plained in a brief communication.
Gets After Coal Thieves.
AINSWORTH, Neb.. Feb. 2S. Fred
3L Hans, special agent for the Elkhom
arrested J Brown and S. W. STattery,
at Long Pine. The company has-been
troubled all winter with persons steal
ing coal from its cars at that place,
but Mr. Hans has not been able to
watch until the last few days. He
caught these two men loading their
wagon. He brought Brown to Ains
worth and lodged him in. jaiL while
Slattery -nas left at Long Pine far a
Project isj 5ew Lines.
CHADRON. Neb.. Feb. 2S. There
are rumors ot railroad building- Some
are assured and others are prospective-
It is certainty that a twelve-mile
stub will be built by the Elkhorn from.
Hermosa. to Keystone in the spring.
A rumor is current that the Atkinson
k. Northern, has closed arranaments ,
for the means fcr the construction of
tie road to the gulf. Since Mr. rTiTT
came into possession of the Paciflc
Short Line rumor has gained currency
from a reliable; source that it will be
extended to the west, tauchinir to.
Burlington at Alliance.
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