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VOLUME XXX. NUM BER 49.
COLtJMBtJi. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 14. 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,557.
MEAT BILL DISCUSSED
Interna of Agrarians Against Commo
tial Bodies of Germanv.
KAISEIt SIDES WITH CHANCELLOR
llonenlone ream lie Will Hot Me Able to
ftesssla in OBI re If the Measure Is
Atfantetf Mach Interest In Legislation
. -BERLIN. March 10. In the Relch
. stag today during tne discussion on
the meat hill Count von Kanitz. the
agrarian leader, observed that Amer
ica' share of the imports of prepared
- .hieat was only f4.0u0.000, which he de
clared was a trifle compared with the
. immense figures of America's balance
'. of trade. America, he added, would
surely not herself destroy her huge ex-
ports to Germany on' account of ex-"
. elusion of her meat from this coun
try. The secretary of state for the in
terior. Count von Posadowsky-Wehner,
replying to various speakers, said the
' 1)111 was a purely hygienic measure
which had been demanded by all par
ties with the sole object to protect the
health of the Germans. The govern
ment, he added, had been formally
asked to apply the same rules of in
spection to foreign meat as to Ger
many. The committee, however, had
not gone to such a length as that. It
had admitted lard, bams. etc.. in some
lases iermancntly and in others for The warrant on which Coulton was
stated periods. Sausages, it is true, i arrested and for the arrest of the two
Fomctimes contained horrible ingredi-' Powers. Finley and Davis was based
nts. bur what justified unequal treat- on an affidavit made by Thomas B.
nient or bacon and salted pork? j Cromwell of Lexington, Ky., before
The secretary of state declared the County Judge Moore. Cromwell has
debate had taken a turn from which it i)ecn assisting the detective in hunt
might be imagined that they were dis- ing uown the case, and it is said that,
c;;s3.ns not a bill for the protection of ! actng nnder directions from Colonel
.c German peopio. but the inlroduc- ; T c Campbell and Commonwealth's
tiur. of a new customs tariff. ... .. pMi-ii t, ,.!
The whole controversy has occa
sioned during the last few days consid
erable strain in the highest places.
At first Emperor William was In
clined to fulfill the wishes of the agra
rians, especially as they energetically
declared that their supporters would
not le able to enthuse for naval in
crease if they were not passed in ac
cordance with their desires.. After
Bnron von Hammerstein had spoken In !
ravor of the committee's report and ar
guments had been made against it in
the emperor's presence. Chancellor Ho
henlohe sided with Count von Buelow.
saying he would not be able to remain
in office were the bill in its present
form to become a law.
Finally the emperor yielded to the ! vided for under the new rule adopted
clmncellor. It is now almost certain j yesterday proved a great success. There
the hunriesrath will not accept the bill as comparatively little friction and
in its present form and before the I ninety-seven bills were favorably act
third reading a compromise is assured. J ed on in committee of the wliole and
The whole nation is thoroughly
rroiiFcd. The agricultural council has '
declared its satisfaction with the com
mittee's report, but the Chambers of
Commerce at Bremen. Hamburg. Chem
nitz. Es:en and Elberfeld have held in
dignation meetings. The National
Chemical society has called a meeting
for Monday :o protest- The central
1-urr.au for the preparation of commcr- marks on the policy of passing pn
cial treaties has reported in favor of I vate pension bills. He said that 95 per
n "agitation against the bill, involv-
Ing almost the whole of Germany's
commerce, industry and shipping."
The bill has affected the bourses, es
pecially Atlantic steamship lines,
whose securities declined today.
WHEELER STILL AN OFFICER.
RrcnrIs of the War Department Shaw
WASHINGTON. March 10. The
?tntement attributed to General Joe
Wheeler in a recent interview in San
Fmnrii-co that he tendered his resig- J
ration as an officer of the volunteer j
army last November has caused some .
surprise among the officials of the War
tVpartment. It is said there that if '
General Wheeler has tendered his res-
ignation the document has not reached i
the adjutant general s office.
According to the records of the War
department. General Wheeler is still an
i.JT.cer of the volunteer army and is in !
receipt of the pay and allowance of a J
brigadier general. In case he desires
to quit the military service in order to I
rcr.u:r.e his legislative duties. thcJnat-.!
tor will le considered by the president
after a personal conference with him.
It was said at the War department
that General Wheeler w:? ordered
home r.t his own request, as reported
to the deoartment by General Otis.
LIRE F0GD CONGRESS ADJOURNS.
Thank to A len, llantbronsli and Oilier
for Thrlr i:fTort.
WASHINGTON. March 10. The Na
tional Pure Food congress closed its
sessions today with more or less bad
Mood prevailing as a result of what
sorao officers and members said was
nn attempted breach of an understand- i
ing that no business snould be trans-'
acted today before adjourning.
A resolution was passed thanking
Senators Hansbrough. Allen and Ma-!
enn nn.l PonrKuntntivnc nrnclne an.l t
Babcock for their effortsfor pure food I
in;oin;nn aii i. u l
rci.ia mil. - - ill iiiim ii m n -
AH the old officers were
r-n-clected and the congress adjourned
had been by
Ijiinl Ijtws for Alaska.
WASHINGTON. March 10. The
linube committee on public lands today
favorably reported the series of bills
i dative to land laws in Alaska, intro
duced by Mr. l.acey of Iowa yesterday.
E. .1. riielp Passes Away.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., March 10. E.
J. Phelps, former minister to England,
tlied at his residence on Humphrey
street late this afternoon. He had been
iil since early in January with an at
tack of pneumonia.
There were present at the bedside
the wife and son, Charles Phelps of
Uoston. and the daughter. Mrs. Hora
tio Loomis of New York, and his phys
ician. Though Prof. Phelps recovered from
the pneumonia attack, he was so
weakened that he was unable to regain
Itael Orer the 3t-ej Qaestion.
NEVADA. Mo., March 10. United
States Commissioner Douglas Wight
;-.nd Horace H. Blanton. an attorney
iio was a candidate for the democrat-i-
congressional nomination in 1896,
fought a pistol duel in the street to
lny. Both were hit. Wight sustaining
:: scalp wound and Blanton being dan
gerously wounded in the abdomen.
Wight's father, ex-State Senator S.
A. Wight, is the democratic candidate
:'cr mayor. Blanton had questioned
his democracy, accusing him of being
c "goldbug" and this led to the shoot-lag.
AMttSIEt ft MllMtfc Or 60UCL
W. !. Caaltaa la Cuteey aad Warrants
Ml far Others
FRANKFORT Kf4, March iO-W. tt.
Coulton, a clerk In the office of State
Auditor Sweeney, was arrested and
placed in Jail tonight, charged 'with
complicity in the murder of the late
Governor William Goebel. The arrest
was made by Chief of Police Williams
at 9 o'clock. More arrests are likely
Warrants have also been issued for
the arrest of Secretary of State Caleb
Power and Captain John W. Davis,
but they have not been served. The
warrants also charge them with being
accessory to the Gpebel assassination,
and warrants against ex-Secretary of
State Charles Finlev and John T.
j Powers, brother or Secretary of State
Powers, have been sworn out and have
been tent to Whltely county for ser
vice. Davis is in the city tonight but
was not at his residence, and up to a
late hour the police had not found
him. It is not known whether Secre
tary Powers is in the city.
Several witnesses who testified at
the trial of Harland Whittaker Tues
day swore that the shots at the time
o' the Goebel assassination were fired
from the direction of Powers office
and he and all of the parties for whom
warrants were issued tonight have
been under the strictest surveillance
ever since the assassination. Captain
Davis was an appointee of Governor
Bradley and was continued under Gov
ernor Taylor. He also kept a boarding
tliuiuc.f MUUnilll, l T.M. 0...w
days in Hardin. Bell. Whiteley and
Knox counties, where it is alleged the
evidence against the parties arrested
was secured. Public admission to the
state house grounds was denied to
night to all, by order of the military
authorities, but whether this is to be
enforced longer than tonight is not
LOUD A1TACKS TENSION SYSTEM.
Asserts Congress Is Still Legislating ea
Revolutionary War Cases.
WASHINGTON, March 10. The first
ciay pension session of the house pro-
subsequently passed by the house.
The only incident of the session was
a brisk excha'nge between Loud of
California and Sulloway of New Hamp
shire upon the general policy of spe
cial pension legislation, in which the
former attacked and the latter defend
ed the system.
Loud delivered some general re-
int of the special mils passed oy con
rrry never should have been tavoraoiv
considered. All of them, he said, had
been rejected by the pension office after
the claimants had exhausted every ef
fort to establish their claims. He knew
it was unpopular to say these things,
but. said lie, no man ever made a mis
take by pursuing the right. Of the
million and a quarter soldiers and wid
ows of old soldiers who survived the
war almost 1.000.000 were on the pen
sion roll. Loud warned members that
if things went on as they were going
during the life of the direct descend
ants on the youngest member of the
house, congress would still be legislat
ing for the pensioners of the civil war.
ENGLAND'S NEW WAR LOAN.
Says End Is Near aad It
May Net Be Needed.
LONDON. March 10. The amount of
the new war loan will be 30.000.000.
"I he interest will be at 2 per cent
and the bonds will be redeemable at
par May 5. 1910. The issue price is
4:io a. m., iarcn iu. sir Micnaei
71!cks-Beach. chancellor of the ex
chequer, explaining to the bankers
the terms of the new loan, gave them
an intimation tnat the government
considered the end of the war near.
"Since the estimates were prepared."
he said, "events have taken place that
have changed the situation and prob
ably not all the money will De re
quired." Whatever the government may know
or intend, unofficial opinion seems
everywhere to think that the Boer
powej is collapsing.
COMMANDER GOULD IS OUT.
ICesnlt or Iieanion in Union Veterans
BKUCMO.N. .MaSS.. Aiarcn XV. 1 tie
dissension which has existed in the
ranivs ui tue uuiuu t cioua uuiuu
since the last national convention held
i it rtac ACnlnae la hue rosillteri in the
"- , ""-" . r ;, ", v..
oeposiiion ui i-ummanuer isauici r .
Gould of the Massachusetts depart
ment. John A. Mandeville of this city is
named as his successor. The chief
cause of the dissension was the chang
ing of the name from the Union Vet
erans' union to the Union Battlemen's
RETORTS OF DISSENSION.
Said that Jonbert aad Other Cosasaaad
era Will Restrn.
LONDON, March 10. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
"I learn that there is dissension be
tween President Kruger and General
Joubert, and that "the latter has re
signed. Probably' President Kruger
will assume the chief command. Gen
eral Schalkberger and other promi
nent commandants are also likely to
resign for similar reasons, and because
President Kruger ignored their advice
tc make peace overtures after the first
Advaneefor Iroa Workers.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., March 10. At
the bi-monthly wage conference here
yesterday between representatives of
the Amalgamated association and the
iron manufacturers an advance of "23
cents a ton in the rate for puddling
was agreed upon. The rate will now
be $6 a ton. the highest paid since
1880. This will mean an advance in
the finishing department also of about
4 per cent. The rate for puddliag is
aow 50 per cant higher than in 1895.
and for Inlshiig the advance has 1een
37 per cent since that tine. Abont
20.000 men are affected, by the ai-vance.
BOERS WILL ROT ON
Spirit of the 8turdy Hen of the Sepnblic
OFFICIAL AIMESSflOM ntETOMA
Sarreadar of Cronje Wilt Sot Dlscoaraf e
Tneai la Tbelr Defeat Kramer Say.
God la Testing Burghers Uc Bring
Tears te the Eyes of Bloeiafeateln
People by a Speech.
PRETORIA, March 9, Secretary of
State Reitz has Issued a war bulletin
in which, after saying the government
has no official tidings of the surrender
of General Cronje, but must accept it
as a fact, however painful, adds;
"The government remaijis assured
that the surrender will not discourage
the burghers in their defense of their
independence and standing as a nation.
The struggle thus far has shown the
republics have vindicated themselves
as an independent people. This re
verse will not stagger us. In the strug
gle for our cherished rights our belief
remains that, whatever happens, the
Lord still reigns.
"Owing to the Invasion of the Freo
State by a large force of the enemy
and other circumstances it became nec
essary to take up other positions, hence
the burghers in Natal have returned
to Blggarsberg. All the commandos
have reached there safely, except a
few which retired in the direction of
Van Reenan's pass. Thus. Ladysmith
and Kimberley are no more besieged.
"In retiring the enemy was time
after time driven back, so that our
laagers were not cut off. In these
fights a few men. were killed or
wounded and the enemy lost heavily.
"In spite of all reports the spirit of
the fighting men as to the outcome re
mains unchanged. Among the com
mandos in Natal the burgners are full
"General DeWet now commands all
the commandos at the Modder river.
"It is understood that President
Kruger's visit to Bloemfontein was to
try to arrange a compromise of tho
differences between the Transvaalers
and Free State."
A special dispatch from Bloemfon
tein says that President Kruger, ad
dressing a crowd of people Monday,
"Although God is testing our people,
my personal opinion is that the limit
of the test is nearly reached. If the
people are sustained by faith in the
time of adversity, God will soon again
turn the tide in our favor. If we have
strong faith in God. He will surely de
liver us. The God of Deliverance of
the olden-time is the same God now."
The speech of the venerable presi
dent brought tears to the eyes of men
and women alike. The Free State na
tional anthem was then sung.
The visit of President Kruger has
done much good and has cheered the
despondents. More recently he has
been visiting the commandos south of
Much satisfaction is expressed in all
circles at the courtesies extended to
General Cronje by the British.
SOLDIERS ORDERED ROME.
Three Battalions Will Be Withdrawn
From the Philippines.
NEW YORK, March 9. A .special to
the Herald from Washington says:
By direction of Acting Secretary of
War Meiklejpohn, instructions have
been sent to Major General Otis to re
turn to the United States some time
in May one battalion each of the Four
teenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-third
The withdrawal of these troops was
recommended by Major General Miles
several months ago. He pointed out
to the department that the three reg
iments designated would have been
two years in the Philippines next
There is no doubt that the decision
of the department to withdraw three
battalions which number more than
1,000 men. is influenced to some extent
by the disorganization of the rebel
army and the prospect that the Amer
ican troops will no longer meet with
resistance from an organized force.
RUMOR OF FEACE OVERTURES.
London Paper Hears Reports of Informal
LONDON, March 7. The Daily News
makes the following editorial an
nouncement: "It was rumored in London yester
day and we have some reason for be
lieving the rumor to be correct that
the two republics made informal and
unofficial overtures of peace on the
"Unfortunately the conditions sug
gested were of such a character as to
preclude the possibility of leading to
any result. Terms which might hav
been gladly accepted before the war
in order to avert it are impossible after
tne war, with all the sacrifice it has
Hoom Monras Another Loss.
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 8.
The house was in session but twenty
five minutes today, adjourning out of
respect to the memory or the late Rep
resentative Harmer of Pennsylvania,
"the father of the house." who died
yesterday. The usual committee was
appointed to attend the funeral.
Popalist Xatloaal Convention.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 9.
Arrangements for the national populist
convention are being rapidly perfected.
A letter has been received from Chair
man Butler of the national committee,
denying the report that the commit
tee contemplated changing the date
and place of the convention to corre
spond with the democratic gathering
at Kansas City. As the new audito
rium will seat but 4,000, it is planned
to secure a huge tent, seating 30.000,
and offer it to the national committee.
A number of temporary buildings will
be constructed to supply sleeping quar
ters. Condition cf the Treasary.
WASHINGTON. D. C. March 9.
Today's statement of the condition of
the treasury shows: Available cash
balance, $299,967,577; gold reserve,
Wagons to Cast More.
CHICAGO. 111.. March 9. The rise in
prices of all kinds of material caused
the National Wagonmakers' associa
tion to hold a meeting at the Audito
rium Annex. It was announced that
since no apparent decline in prices
could be hope for a rise in the prices
of wagons probably would be made.
IMntlSONEi MEN iOOMEl
BetirMa Eighty aasl Nlaety Sllil i tW
Bad Ash illae. 4
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Man 8.--:
ope for the rescue alive of tkt ehjkty
or ninety miners believed to be still
entombed in the Red Ash mine, tbf
scene of yesterday's explosion, ha
been practically abandoned. -
A number of dead bodies were takei
from the shaft after-li o'clock list
night, and. although the wdrkiag fir.
ty Is Unremitting in its efforts Ml
recch the part of the workings stlH
cut off it is feared they will be t9$
late to save the entombed workmem.
HINTON. W. Va.. March 8. It it
almost a certainty that forty-twp
lives were lost in yesterday's explosion
at the Red Ash mines. The cause C
the exploson is unknown, biit is suJM
posed to have been caused by & ihinef
entering the unused room in the mine
with an open lamp. There were for-
ty-two men in the mine at the tim
of the explosion, and if Jt had oc
curred twenty minutes later the loss
cf life would have reached 150 or more.
The names 6f those supposed td
have been in the mines at the time of
the explosion who are as yet unat)-
counted for are: Sam Sheff. Pohn
Clair. Andy Prltt, Quit Stewart. Ed
obbie. Robert Jones, Granville
Holmes, Sam Shew, Junius Sanders,
Cih Sledge, Vale Edgars. John Stone,
Ed Harper. William Holmes. Ed Hav
e-;ch, William Haverich. Alfred Col
lins. Tobe Collins, Charles Fonts, N.
C. Ramsey, James Washington, New
velle Douse, John Douse, Berry Tuck
er, Rolston Holmes, Charles Downey.
Edward Downey. Ernest Long, Thomas
Long, Carl Downey, Late Long.
So far twenty-nine dead jbodies have
been recovered: only the following
have been identified: B. B. Long.
John Day, Joe Elliott. Mat Quarles,
Sam Jackson. James Hackney, boss
driver, and William Day.
The others who have been taken out
could not be identified. The work of
rescuing is being pushed as rapidly as
possible, but the afterdamp being very
strong, men can work but a few min
utes at a time.
MINE VICTIMS ARE SEVENTY.
This the ConssrTatlve Estimate of Those
Killed at Fire Creak.
FIRE CREEK, W. Va., March 8.
Rescuing parties continued, working
hard at Red-Ash mine today in remov
ing debris and securing the bodies of
the victims of the explosion of yester
day. Scenes of distress among those hunt
ing their missing friends are undimin
ished. The work of the mine contin
ues night and day and it is still im
possible to give the exact number of
the victims or to identify the bodies
that have been recovered.
The most conservative estimates of
those connected with the mine place
the killed at seventy and there are
others who insist that the number of
victims will be found to be greater.
A report from the rescuers at the
mine after 8 o'clock tonight was that
thirty-four bodies had been removed,
twenty-nine being dead and five seri
ously injured. Those rescued aliwa
Carl Downey, John L. Day, Joseph
Elliott. John Kane and Harry Daw
sen. The surviving miners and others
estimate that there are at least thirty
nine miners still entombed. General
Manager Howell says there are only
thirty-six still in the mine. The esti
mate of the latter would indicate that
there were seventy killed and five in
jured, as it is conceded that all of
those still in the mines are dead.
None of the mines in this district
is yet working and thousands of peo
ple visited the scenes of the Red Ash
disaster today. Some of the dead bod
ies have been shipped to the former
homes of the victims. Many funerals
were held here today and many will
be held tomorrow.
DULLER ADDRESSES THE ARMY.
Praises the Coarage and Tenacity of the
DURBAN. March 8. General Buller.
in a general order regarding the relief
of Ladysmith, says: "Two forces dur
ing the last few months have striven
with conspicuous gallantry and splen
did determination to maintain the hon
or of the queen and the country. The
ladysmith garrison, for four months
held that position against eve-y at
tack with complete success and en
dured many privations with admirable
fortitude. The relieving force had to
force its way through an unknown
country, across unfordable streams
and on almost inaccessible heights,
face a fully prepared, well armed and
tenacious enemy. By the. exhibition
or the truest courage, courage that
burns steadily beside flashing bril
liantly, it accomplished its object and
added a glorious page to the history of
"Ladysmith was successfully held
?nd relieved and the sailors and sol
diers, colonial and home born, who
had done this were united by one de
sire and inspired by one patriotism."
The order congratulates both forces
on the martial qualities displayed and
tl-anks them for their determined ef
forts. General Buller also sympa
thizes with the relatives and friends
o? the gallant comrades who have fal
len. Hoase Mourns Another Loss.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 8.
The house was in session but twenty
five minutes today, adjourning out of
respect to the memory or the late Rep
resentative Harmer of Pennsylvania,
"the father of the house." who died
yesterday. The' usual committee was
appointed to attend the funeral.
More Soldiers Baried at Arlington.
WASHINGTON. M'.rch 8. The re
mains of sixty-six soldiers who died ia
Cuba were buried at Arlington ceme
tery today with military honors. The
bodies of about 500 soldiers who died
in Cuba now rest in this historic spot.
The officers at Fort Myer had charge
of the services, which were very sim
ple. A Protestant and a Catholic
clergyman read the burial service,
"taps" were sounded and a volley fire:!
over the graves.
All problems are so simple to those
who are not asked to solve them.
G Prepare Tariff Schedale.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The Ger
man government has caused to "be pre
pared a tariff schedule, differing con
siderably from the existing schedule.
Vice Consul General Hanauer at
Frankfort, who reports the fact to the
State department, says that the most
noticeable feature of the new schedale
is its minute specif cations of articles.
It contains 1,365 numbers. The prin
cipal purpose appears to be a closer
Cold weather never contracts the
price of coal.
nam be so gate
Tha Application of Teisef of Omaha to
Ba Turned Down.
rAYMENT OF INSURANCE SHORTAGE
A Xashbe'r of CoWpauirs Send In Remit
taaees State treasurer tisara a Call
tar General Fa rid tTafranli 3tle!la
Meeas jfcttratka Matters:
LINCOLN. Neb., March 8. The sec
retaries of the State Board of Trans
portation recommended dismissal of
the application, of John O. Yeiser of
Omaha asking fdr an order compelling
the Burlington railrbad to place a gate
in the fence between its Qfepot arid that
of the Union Pacific iri Omaha; The'
Secretaries assert that a gate in the
fence between these two depots would
greatly endanger the life of passengers
and other people who might take ad
vantage1 of the: short cut.
Several more payments tin the In
surance shortage wer6 made ly in
surance companies, bringing the total
received up to date to $3,200. Among
the remittances received yesterday was
one for $58 from the Williamsburg City
and Fire" insurance company of New
York. This cOmpan.V aSk?d the audi
tor to explain why the claims 6f the
state were not presented to the in
surance companies at the time the
shor:age was discovered. Several re
quests for similar information have
been received at the auditor's office,
most of them coming from companies
that do not understand the complica
tions which led up to the final decision
of the supreme court.
State Treasurer Mescrve has issued
a call for general fund warrants, regis
tered from 54,370 to 51.770 inclusive,
payable March 13. The total amounts
lie Wanted Railroad Tickets.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb March S.
George S. Lee. a temporary night oper
ator for the Burlington & Missouri, at
Louisville, decamped, taking with him
tickets to the value of $550. On the
train from Omaha for Kansas City,
while en route to Plattsmouth a young
man tried to ride on a ticket good from
Pacific Junctioh to Kansas City, made
out at Louisville. Conductor Lantz
would not take it. He was suspicious
and at PlaV.smouth wired the agent at
Louisville, who said the ticket was
stolen. He got an officer and searched
the train, but the bird had flown. He
was seen going southward. Sheriff
Whed'.er boarded the Missouri Pacific
afternoon train and caught him getting
on a train at Union with a ticket for
Auburn. On searching him he found
twenty-four round trip tickets between
important cities in this country and as
far as Toronto. He also had an Adams
Express company money order for $25,
payable to C. M. White at Kansas City,
enclosed with a letter signed by C. B.
Turner to White. He was easily iden
tified, when captured, he broke down,
cried and confessed.
Rank Building Burin.
INDIANOLA. Neb.. March 8. The
State bank building was completely de
stroyed by fire. The loss of the bank
is fully covered by insurance, and it
will rebuild immediately. The loss
will not interfere with the business of
the bank. The fire started in the Re
porter's office in the bank building. The
bank and fixtures are nearly a total
loss. Dr. McKechine's loss is $600. in
surance $200; Reporter loss $870, in
romm'ssiooers Artion Disliked.
CULBERSON. Neb.. March 8. The
impeachment and unseating of W. A.
Stewart, county clerk of this county, by
the Board of County Commissioners of
Hitchcock county have met with a pro
test by a mass meeting of citizens held
at Culbertson. About 300 attended the
meeting and resolutions were passed
denouncing the action of the commis
sioners and calling upon the district
judge to imediately call a session of
the court for the hearing of the im
peachment. Falls Heir to a Fortune.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. March 8.
Maurice Baumgarten received the news
that by the death of his mother in
Denmark that he had fallen heir to
100.000 crowns. He will leave at once
for the old country to claim his fort
une. He has been a resident of this
city for years, being a poor man had
to labor very hard to make both ends
meet. This fortune will enable him to
live very comfortably in his old home.
(eorge Ray (Sets Ten Tears.
SOUTH AUBURN. Neb.. March 8.
George Ray. whose trial for the mur
der of Frank Cheesman came to an end
yesterday, when the defendant with
drew his plea of not guilty and pleaded
guilty to manslaughter, was sentenced
this morning by Judge Stull to ten
years in the penitentiary. He was im
mediately taken to Lincoln by Sheriff
Signing Indians for Buffalo Bill.
CHADRON. Neb.. Mach 8. William
Liddiard. known all over this region
as "Rattlesnake Pete," who is Buffalo
Bill's right hand man in north Nebras
ka, is working among the Sioux In
dians filling the Indian delegation to
accompany Cody's Wild We3t show to
the Paris exposition. He has consent
from the government and is selecting
both civilized and blanket Indians.
Omaha Plant I.efi Ont.
CHICAGO. 111.. March 8. Incorpora
tion papers for the consolidation of
Armour Co.'s interests into one cor
poration are expected to be filed with
the secretary of state at Springfield to
morrow. The plans for this move have
been under way for the last month. All
the branches of Armour will be in
cluded in the deal, barring the Omaha
and Kansas City packing houses aad
the wheat branch of the company.
The last figures given out by those
interested in the consolidation stated
that the capital of the company would
Mast Provide for Sabjects
WASHINGTON, p. C, March 8. At
the cabiaet meeting today the recom
mendation of the Hawaiian council
that they be authorized to expend $200,
000 In the suppression of the bubonic
plague and in the, relief of distressed
natives, was formally approved. Some
doubt was expressed as to the author
ity of the Hawaiian council to make
this expenditure, but the opinion was
unanimous that tho gravity of the sit
uation Justified that course and the
necessary directions will be forwarded
MMER TAKES STRYCHNINE.
MUM the Beastly ftbaft) With Whisky
had Dies Singing
LIN'WSSd. Neb.. March 10.-Js
Koutuik, a Bohemian farmer living:
few miles south of this place, commit
ted suicide by drinking the contents
of a bottle of whisky with which he
had prffrKHsly mixed a quantity of
Koutuick came into Hwn about 10
o'clock in the morning and Pet come
time among the stores settling a num
ber of small bills. His wife oan into
town later and urged him to accorw
panr her home, This he refused to do.
and after some words' shi lft him and
went fidfclft alone.-
Koutuick thetf eni W the drug
store and purchased a ?sll bottle of
stychnine. saying that he tffiritrfd it
to kill rats with. He then bought ft
half pint of whisky at the saloon and
went out to a shed near the railroad
track, where he evidently mixed the
twd.- -Retatiiiaif he" met his brother-in-law
in front of the saloon and of
fered him a drink out Of the bottle,
which he refused. He then lrind
the bottle, corked it and threw it awdy',
In a few moments he fell to the side
walk Arid was carried into the saloon.
He lived about twenty minutes and
was singing a"s he . dying.
Hot Springs Hanltarlnm.
OMAHA, Neb.. March 10. Captaii!
H. E. Palmer, who has been in Wash
iLgton for the past two weeks as the
representative of the national Grand
Army of the Republic in the interests
o: a national sanitarium flf Hot
Springs, S. D., has returned home for
a few days.
"The bill la now in elegant shape."
Captain Palmer says. "It has been
unanimously recommended by the
house committee, and will be taken
up by that body in a week or ten
days. There is now every reason to
beiieve that it will pass the house.
Is success in the senate is assured be
cause two bills of the same character
have before this passed the senate, and
its members are now only waiting for
the house bill, Pettigrew and all of
the other western senators are pre
paring to take it dnd make an effort
to push it through the senate on the
same day it passes the house.''
Telephone Rate Case.
LINCOLN. Neb., March 10 The Yei
ser telephone rate case has been set
for Hearing before the State Board of
Transportation at Omaha April 12. As
the action of the district eoiirt of Ian
c aster county in refusing to restrain
the board from fixing or regulating
these rates has twice been affirmed by
the supreme court it is not probable
that there will be any further delay
in the hearing unless the telephone
company carries the case into the
federal court. The Yeiser case is sim
ilar to the railroad rate cases, which
have been considered by the lioard dur
ing the last few weeks and involves
practically the same question of law.
and as the Board of Transportation
has been restrained "by Judge Milflgr
from reducing railroad freight rates
there is a possibility that the telephone
company may apply for a similar in
junction. Disposition of Wkelln's I'roperly.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 10.
The will of Wilson Wakelirt. the farm
er who murdered his wifp and then
committed suicide at his home hear
Brock on the night of February 25.
was offered for probate in the county
court here. The will was dated April
28. 189S. and was witnessed by Charles
Horn and E. C. Yont Of Brock, By its
terms his son, Ira C. Wakelin, and
daughter. Mrs. Clara Htiston. were
each given eighty acres of land and
were to share equally in the balance
ot the property, after $500, his bequest
to his wife, was paid.
Capital tit Notes.
The First State Bank of Heming
ford. with a capital of $3,000 has filed
articles of incorporation with the state
Captain Hardigan of Fairbtiry has
been detailed by Adjutant General
Barry to muster in company C of the
First regiment. Nebraska National
guard, at Beatrice.
Negotiations are in progress for the
sale of the Lincoln Gas company to
eastern capitalists. The price iVered
is 40 cents on the dollar for shares of
stock. The company is capitalized at
$1,000,000, and bonded for $300,000.
Vote Down the Proposition.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. March 10.
"he people of this city and county
voted upon the proposition to levy a
special tax of o mills for the purpose
of erecting a court house. Only 500
votes out of a total of 1.100 in the city,
were cast, the country vote coming ont
strong, however, and being against the
proposition almost unanimously. In
the city the proposition carried almost
two to one, but the vote being small
the majority was overcome by one er
Burglars Still Enjoy LUtt-rtr.
YORK. Neb.. March 10. The blood
hounds brought here from Aurora
failed to trace the burglars who robbed
Harry Hopkins store. The burglars
broke a window in the rear of the
store and stole $25 in money and an
English sovereign over 100 years old
and a gold watch. The hounds traced
the burglars to the mill pond, near
the ice bouse, and the:e lost the trail.
Dliistnore Trial l Srt.
LEXINGTON, Neb.. March 10 Dins
more, the alleged murderer of hi"?
wife and Laue at Odessa last Decem
ber, was brought to this city from
Kearney, the district court being in
session here, in order that his attor
neys might file a motion for a contin
uance. The motion was filled by his
senior counsel. Norris Brown, and at
once overruled by Judge Sullivan. The
case was set for trial next Monday
Dinsraore was returned to the Buffalo
county jail, to remain until that time.
Daagernna Timor Removed.
NIOBRARA. Neb.. March 10. A
very difficult surgical operation was
performed in Niobrara upon a young
man by the name of Frank Racely of
Sparta, this county. For five or six
years past the young man has been
suffering from a fibrous tumor which
filled the entire space back of the
nostrils and above the soft palate. The
tumor was so large that it entirely
stopped the passage of air through
the nose and caused him much incon
venience. The tumor had grown ;6o
as to endanger bis life. The operation
was a very successful one.
jFarmtri Around Culberson Importuned to
Grow the Same.
THE WOMAN USES A REVOLVER
Mrs. .Browner of Falrbnry Coea After
Her Ilabby With X 38-Callbre Scared
hat Not Injured .Mlseellaneona Ne
braska Matters I'rwui Various Sections.
CULBERTSON, Neb., March 7.
Henry S. Ferrar, resident manager,
and ttl Ewel, agriculturalist, repre
senting the American Beet Sugar com
pany of Grand Island, were lu the
city, their object being to contract
with tb armero for the raising ut
forty acres or more of sugar beets
under the irrigatloa ditch, for the com
ing season. They will contract for all
the beets raised at the price of $4 per
ten on board cars at this city. A resi
dent foreman will be sent free of
charge to the farmers to instntct them
in all the details cf beet raising. As
irrigated beets at that price will bring
about $48 per acie. and the cultivation
will not exceed $22 per acre, and f s
the beets are a grasshopper-proof
product, there is no reason why the
project should not be of benefit to
Shools at Her Ilashaad.
FAIRBURY, Neb.. March 7. Mrs.
Nora Browner shot at her husband,
George Browner, five times with a 38
caiibr revolver. The tronble occurred
in a twment house in the southeast
part of town, where the woman .with
her two little daughters has been liv
ing. Some weeks since there was omo
trouble between the husband and wife,
and they separated. Browner went to
the house where the woman was liv
ing and demanded admittance, and
upon being refused he broke the glass
in the door, inserted his hand and was
about to turn the key in the lock when
the woman opened fire from within.
None of the shots took effect, although
they went uncomfortably close to the
Aadlforiam for Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Neb., March 7. The
subscription fund for the new audito
rium has been closer! and the build
ing is now assured. The site has been
selected, corner of Thirteenth and
Murray streets, and the excavating
will begin next week. The material
will commence to arrive in a few days,
and it is expected to have the build
ing completed in time for the com
mencement exercises in June. The
building will be 00x120 feet, and by
the terms of the contract the city will
have a room for library fre?; also use
of the building for school purposes
Sheep Katen bit tToyotrs.
CHADRON. Neb.. March 7. The re
port has reached Chadron of the loss
Of 300 sheep in the flock of I. Griffith,
a recent Investor in a flock of sheep.
They packed up In a shed and smoth
ered, nearly 200 in one night. During
a storm the next day they drifted apart
and a number of the flock was lost.
When found a few days later 100 had
been killed by coyotes. He is the only
sheepman in Northwest Nebraska yet
reported to have sustained loss. Most
sheep are sleek and fat.
Will 3I.ia.ice a Xewpper
BEEMER. Neb.. March 7 The
ladies of the Congregational church of
this city will take entire control of
the Times next week, soliciting busi
ness for the same and paying all ex
penses. It is undertaken in the in
terest of the new Congregational
church and the profit, whatever it may
be. will go toward liquidating the in
debtedness thcrrof. Mr. Godell. pub
lisher of the Times, has generously
given the ladies this opportunity.
Death of I.r.iillni; Mnrkmnii
AINSWORTH. Neb., March 7 N.
C. Hedrick. a prominent stockman of
this county, died of heart failure. Mr.
Hedrick served four years in the late
war. He was a member of the Ma
sonic order, was sixty-two years oZ age
and well respected by all. He came
here from Iowa some six y-ars ago. lo
cated near town on a ranch and has
been very successful in raising and
feeding cattle. He leaves a wife and
The Fair i a Co.
YORK. Neb., March 7. The agricul
tural society of this county has finally
decided to hold a fair this year, which
will ccctir the latter part of Septem
ber. The members held a meeting in
the court house, at which time this
decision was reached. Before adjourn
ing the usual number of superintend
ents and committees were appointed
necessary to run the fair.
MINDEN, Neb.. March 7. Homer I
Sizer, a farmer, 69 years of age. living
five miles north of town, was brought
before the insanity commission and
adjudged insane. He harbors the idea
that someone is trying to murder him
or do him violence.
.Inilse XV. .1. K!c!ianlm !a-l.
GERING, Neb.. March 7. Judge
William J. Richardson died quite sud
denly. Judge Richardson was one of
the original settlers in this county
and has held numerous offices in this
county, besides having been identified
with most of the litigation here since
the county was organized.
Farmer DriiuiK! Damages.
FREMONT. Neb., March 7. There
Is a case being tried in district court
under Judge Grimison which Interests
in a great degree many farmers whose
land are near the new central cut-off
ditch. EHis J. Beebe sura the county
of Dodge for $3,009 claimed damages
and fcr the price of the land taken.
There ere thirteen similar cases set
for trial this term, and the result of
this one is being carefully watched,
as it will doubtless influence the oth
Close of Farmers Instigate.
CREIGHTON, Neb.. March 7. The
Knox county farmers institute closed
Its present session here, with a lec
ture by Rev. L. P. Ludden tt Lincoln.
The papers, addresses and discussions
have been of a very high order, and
were very helpful to all who were for
tunate enough to attend. This has
been the most successful institute yet
meld, and is vev encouraging to those
who have the tJork at heart. A picnic
dinner was greatly enjoyed by the far
mers and their wives in the hall.
Liars should roaess good memories.
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