The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 21, 1900, Image 1

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'General Boberts Promiies to Soon be in
. - tie Transvaal Capital.
Soldier of Clement and I'ole Carre w
Will ;arritoa Btoenafontein Maajr
. Burghers Rare Kx pressed Their Iatea
lioa of Laying Ilowo Their Arm.
LONDON. March 17. With the rail
nay communication to the Cape in
tact. Lord Roberts will in a very few
lay be in a pos'tion to begin the ad
vance nn Pretoria. His deep political
tatuition. combined with hi bold strat
egy, jk having the result deaired in th
v-uithern sections of th Orange Free
tate. which arc rapidly calming down
.MiueKing i now tne oniy point lor ,.oagreS8 thia action of lhe standard
anxiety, and as it is known that a force , oil company is in direct violation of
has lft Kimbrley its rlir may be i the provisions of the Sherman anti
annnuneed before many days pass. The trust law and punishable by fine and
fficary of the rcliinina; column is , imprisonment and the attorney general
Isrighfnrd by the fact that it is partly j is hereby directed, in accordance with
A-nmposod of rc'.ni . the provisions of that act. to direct
In th lobbies of parliament last th" several district attorneys of the
vvenlng it was rumored that Lord Rob United States in their respective dis-
ts is about to issue a proclamation i trirt to tnutitnrp nrnrpilincs to brine
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..anouncmg mat Tin- loimer svstem ol
government in the Orange Free StaK
i; alKilished unii prouiii!ig the Freo
Siafis who immediately surrendere"!
One consideration.
It is understood that all the conn
tic ntal powers, with one exception, un
j nmpromisingly refused to Intel vene
! he exception v:n$ Ru-j-ia. whose re
ally T.-as rouched in lss firm language
: "hough, like the others, she decline!
o interfere. It is .-,:i5d the pope als-;
as appealed to. but hp declined to d
:ny thing beyond writing a letter t,
lhe jioCn. appealing to hr to stop th
further effusion of blood. Dr. Leyds'
Torus with ICiag Leopold were 'jui:e
The poihMitv f the destruction of
Johanue-shtug is still discussed here,
but it is stated that the French and
Jrrman shareholders would offer i
Jirong protest.
The latest development of the sur
lcnder of Hlnemfontein show that th"1
approach of the Hritinh -aused a i-tam-P"de.
Thirteen tmin. each composei
f forty cars, and all rtamnied with
l!oe-i. hii'T.ed noithr.ard just before
'h,. line was cut.
Mr. ffeyn would have been comjellei
f surrender, but he juetended that h-
"as going l isit one of the om posts.
Mid at midnight took a carriage which
was wailing for him oiit-ide th town
Mid thus e-capoil. The IIors got th"
1 ulk f their nagons and militarv
snre aw:i.
Lord Ilobe, ;s
ih occupation ntonient iriiy eclipse iu i
interest the militniv situation. It Is
believed here that the commander-in-
hief of the Hritish forces in South
Africa will soon push on to Pretoria
ln:r Great Itrit.-un is quite content ft t
li-ten for a few dars to the acclamation '
' the people of Bloemfontein and per
mit th. troops to enjoy a few days'
iit before epectiug further sue s-;.
1 ord Roberts made a quaint speech o
the Guard" at Bloemfontein todav.
" -"' f si.x.s- , liandlinsi troop8 .ire lloing spienrtij work tliere
the eivil pioblem- at KMemfonteiil n hev are somi(1 an,, healthv and in
1-1,1 Ti. m'im- Tl "'"!,?II,u,y. ! quite as good shape as thev would
hen i.:"1!' Ulr vTnf at home, engaged in similar ser
I lie tlransr' ! ree !iti :i. .-ot t thn llrii . . . - .
v nn. in nis nrst congiatulatory woidj j tne executive man3ion totiay. in con
. he expressed piido in their splendid ference with republican leaders, prin
march of thirt -eight miles in twenty- cipal among whom v.ere John W.
eight hours, and sau- ample assurance Verxes of Danville and I). V. Lindsey
of his ultimate de-ign. ' o.' this city.
"Through a small mistake." aid ) It is understood that a memorial to
lord Roberts. "I have not been ab'e J President McKinley. asking him to in
to march inio Bloemfontein at th j terfeie and take a hand in the political
bead of the i.njjadc. as I intended. 1 , r0iit"sts. was the subject of this con
rrom.s" ott. hottev-i. that I will leal , frrencp. but as everal of those .ailed
you into Pretoria. , 5nto ,he ronferoa(e ,h,i not arrive, a
' decision was not reached as to the ex-
TREASIRY HARD AT WORK. I al terms of lhe message that win be
- - . , sent to the president of the United
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tlie Old l.on; Term
('ir ilie C'r.:ti.
' WASHINGTON. .March 17. The ofi
ficials of the treasury are overrun with i
v--ork as the result of the passage of
the new financial bill wh'rh i
t:if flln.llTISr Of nl.l ln.r tnrm !.nnlr
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into new gold bond bearing '2 p-r cent ;
ifterest. The applications for the ex- (
change of old bonds for the new up to
the time of closing the department to-
day. amounted to about $27,000,000 all
but $3,000.0000 coming from National
"banks. The clerical force in the office
of the comptroller of the currency is
busy examining applications for au
thority to establish national banks
!nrior the new law. erv manv of
v . .. w
. i.vf cuiue worn small towns wnicil
trinerto were ueuarreu irom National ,
bank privileges by the national bank 4
act. About 200 of tnee applications. '
have been eceived. and today favora- i
ffle action was taken on a number of
them. A considerable number of state i
banks have applied for authority to
convert themselves into national banks.
A-5Crtinn Made that He Will Star Awav
From Santa Citt".
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March 17.
I? asserted that W. J. Bryan will not
be here during the national convention
ir. July. The hotels have been anx
ious to entertain the Nebraska dele-
gation. because it was thought Mr. ,
,,.... .i u.. u iui i oiiier .e- To be Indian agents G. W. Hazlett.
braskans The manager of one of the Navaho agency. New Mexico: James
.. hotels said today that while the sub- H. Monteath. Blackfeet agencv. Mon
... committee of the democratic national ; tana. William R. Honnell. Pottawat-
I""""! 'as m Kansas City Mon- n,mie and Great Xemau K
ii .iuu i u'juxia.t iit; uau received in
formation that Mr. Bryan would not
le here. He declined to give the '
source of his information. ;
On a .MijMiion for Tailor.
WILLAIMSBURG, Ky.. March 17.
Former Congressman Finley. father of
'former Secretary of State Charles Fin
ley, who is charged with being acces
sor;." to the Goebel murder, says that
his son is not absenting himself from
the state to avoid arrest, but is on a
mission for Governor Taylor. He said
(Ibp.rles had visited republicans at In
dianapolis. Lansing and Washington.
1 5 secure funds for Governor Taylor to
carry on the fight and to enlist the aid
c! cunrresmen.
Tue Horloeker C'ae.
.HASTINGS. Neb.. March 17. Miss
Viola Horlocker, who has been confined
In a sanitarium, at Jacksonville. IIL.
incc last summer, when she was ar
retted on the charge of having at
tempted the life of her employer's 5
wife. Mrs. Charles F. Morey. by send.- 5 Ine Preaiuent uemS autnonzed to use
inc her poisoned candy, will arrive lhat sam for "public education, public
in Hastings tonight. She is aecom- ! works and other governmental and
pacieu y ner sister. Mrs. H. Dnrant public purposes." Mr. Allen (Neb.)
Chcever of New York, formerly "Zora I cffeieil an amendment to the bill de
Gladys Horlocker of Hastings. . daring that the constitution extends
The Horlocker case will come up ia over Puerto Rico by its own force, but
.the district court xt Monday. ' J it wa8 iot, 3 to J7.
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Coeg-ressataa Fltsrerald Hmti It run
for Violation.
WASHINGTON. March 17. Repre
sentative Fitzgerald of Massachusetts
tonight introduced the following reso
lution: "Whereas. It appears as a matter of
public record that the Standard Oil
company paid in New York on March
15 1900, the .sum of $17,000,000. this
amount being an extra dividend in ad
dition to the regular quarterly divi
dend of $3,000,000. and.
"Whereas. It is matter of public
record that this last dividend is $5.
000.000 in excess of the labt quarterly
dividend paid by this corporation, and.
"Whereas. It is also a matter of pub
lic record that the price of kereosene
oil. the sole means of lighting used by
the middle and poorer classes of people
during the period of time between the
declaration of these dividends, was in
creased 3 cents per gallon, constituting
a tax on every honieTn the land,
therefore be it
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tlie above named volator of the law
t. justice."
To Ak to Be Mrurn In a Re-rent ttie
After Hi JCriismt Ion.
WASHIN(;tON. U. C. March 17.
tleneral . "s.. lpr a i;et' in this
city this morn:i.t iron Atlanta. Ga.
He '-a i I'-d a ihe uar department !
this afternoon. In the absence of
I Secretary Itoot l:e n,1.rtd formally
to Adjutant Gei.Ttil C'orl "n. thus com
plying with Jj? i rd-r I om the de
partment, whk-h brought him from
Manila to Washington. The general
was in the uniform of a brigadier
general of the volunteer army.
He looked the picture of health:
lietter than when he left Washington
for Manila. He gave General Corbin
a brief description of the conditions
in Luzon when he left. He insisted
that th war was over and that noth
ing more was to be done except to run
down a few guerrillas and irregulars.
There was difficulty in this work, he
said, and there was danger, too. but
its prosecution was not '"war." Am
buscades were frequent and annoying
and it was not easy to tell whether
the hidden force was strong or weak:
three or four men had been mistaken
for a company in some cases.
lhe general said mat the American
vice, this was owing i:i a measure
to the excellent care for their men
exhibited by officers and to the watch
ful precautions of the stiff of the
a liny.
Another Atral to tt AililreHrd to tlie
FRVNKFORT. Ky.. March 17. Gov
ernor Taylor spent the entire dav at
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I iiovernor tayior reiuscu lonigui to
j tate the contents ir th import of the
! j.nnl tn President Alelvinlev lint ir is
aid that Governor Taylor has ex-
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port in the way of recognition of him
Moimr lae Miiall Hill.
. WASHINGTON. March 17. The
first private bill in the house under
the new rule was considered today
' wo hours were spent in the discus
sion of a bill to pay Representativ
Swanson $1.7fi9 for extra expenses in-
erred by him in hij contest in the
191. IUUA1 ts:", UUl IU lfl(l t'J till.
fts rtrnervicc? lt.vt fltA t.ttl .? ,,!?
abandoned. Six bills of miuoi
importance were passed.
Itr.TMii on I'uerlo Rico.
FORT WORTH. Tex.. March 17.
Colonel W. J. Bryan breakfasted here,
en route to Nebraska, today. Com
menting on the Puerto Rican tariff
bill. Mr. Bryan said:
f "It is frequently true that an object
lesson is needed, and it is fortunate
! for the country that one has been
given prior to the election. No one
! can doubt theadrainit-trations so-called
i expansion policy, which really means
J imperialism."
Senile Con Urination.
WASHINGTON. D. C March 17.
lhe senate today confirmed the fol-
lowing nominations:
Postmasters Illinois. Charles Q.
Whallon. Newman; S. B. Moody. La
Grange. The Otiajr Vote in Two Week.
WASHINGTON. March 17. Mr.
Hoar in the senate, renewed his re
quest of yesterday that a date be fixed
foi the taking up of the case relating
to the eating of Mr. Quay, and asked
that the time be fixed at two weeks
J from next Tuesday, the consideration
o: the case not to interfere with appro
priation bills, conference reports, un
finished business or the Spooner bill
conferring authority upon the presi
dent to govern the Philippines. The
request was agreed to.
Seaate Passes the Relic r Bill.
WASHINGTON. March 17. After a
debate, at time spirited, extending over
parts of two days, the senate today
passed the Puerto Rican relief bill. As
passed the measure carries $2,093,400.
Htoetoforo Ar4 Kegloo Blft Rapldlj
TrMfannd la to Oard.aa
Boctatlea la Bfaay Iaitsace Oara the
Irrlcatlac Work.
(Buise, Idaho, Letter.)
Moat of the people who farm in tho
rainfal regions suppose that the irri
gation of land is a complicated process
and that the art of doing it can only
be acquired after years of experience,
whoteas. as a matter ' of ract, it is
about the easiest and most simple
work the western farmer has to do. In
most caaes the children attend to it
under the direction of their parents,
and any boy of 10 or 12 can do a man's
ork when it come? to irrigation.
The western farmer is wholly indif
ferent as to rainfall. He doesn't de
pend upon it In the least. The water
that interests him is that which flows
down into the valley from the melt
ing snows in the mountain ranges.
These waters he diverts into great
canals which run along the rim of the
valley about the irrigable lands and
are tapped at stated intervals by what
are called "laterals" or sub-ditches
which flow from farm to farm and out
of which the farmer takes the water
for his fields. In some cases the waters
of these mountain streams are acquired
by the community of farmers along
their course, each one holding as many
shares of stock in the co-operative
canal scheme as he owns acres of land,
and being entitled to so many inches of
water for every acre of his ownership.
This is the usual plan. But when the
construction of thp main canal, owing
to engineering difficulties, is too expen
sive a piece of business for the farmer
to afford, irrigation companies under
take the work and build the canal into
portions of the country where large
areas of land are to be reclaimed.
These Irrigation companions are "com
mon carriers" of water and furnish it
for a nominal price per acre per an
num to the farmer. Sometimes these
Irrigation companies own large tracts
under their ditch which they sell in
small farms with the water right, to
settlers at a nominal prices per acre.
In other instances they do not own
land at all. leaving that to be acquired
by the settler under the various acts
of congre? .
Perhaps no portion of the Union is
now n.iking such active progress iu
irrigation development, or is receiving
sa Urge a quota of immigrants as
southern Idaho. There are millions of
unoccupied acres in that state which
only await settlement to become as
productive as the lands upon the Nile.
Efforts arc being put forth by the state
authorities to bring the advantages of
these lands to the notice of the eastern
farmer, and the several railroads of
the state are engaged in the work.
Perhaps the easiest and the best way
to acquire information is from the
General Passenger Agent of the Oregon
Short Line at Salt Lake City, from
whence conservatively prepared pamph
lets descriptive of irrigation meth
ods and containing reliable informa
tion about the various localities now
open for settlement, are being mailed
The time is certainly not far distant
when the unoccupied public domain of
Idaho will be entirely taken up, a con
dition which will be most unfc.tun-te
to those who delay taking advantage of
the rare opportunities now offered.
Household ltookUerjiin?
A prominent Eastern manufacturer,
with a $10,000 a year family on his
hands, undertook to establish a sys
tem of bookkeeeping in his home. He
bought a gilt edged, kid covered ac
count book and all that went with iL
He explained single entry bookkeep
ing to his wife, and she agreed to
keep the accounts as directed. There
were only two entries in the boo.
when the husband banished it. They
were: "Received $230 from M "
"and spent it all."
hoo. I'It!
Street fakers arc selling models of
house flies so natural that, when they
are fastened on a necktie, the impulse
of the friend of the man wearing the
fly is to brush it off. Then the fly
wearer laughs, and that is the joke.
Municipal Itatli lion?.
Under a state law the voters of New
York cities may direct the municipal
authorities to erect a public bathhouse.
Buffalo provided one in 1897 at a cost
of $14,800. It was used last year by
81.79:1 persons, and its running ex
penses cost the city $2,370.
The Sympathetic- Qorrn.
Rev. Arthur Robins, chaplain in or
dinary to Queen Victoria, says of the
queen: "Nothing could be more touch
ing than the personal concern her
najesty has in the condition of every
member of her household. Every home
of every retainer has something in
evidence of the sovereign's sympathy.
Not the humblest servant can be sick
or sorry without her solicitude find
ing some expression of commission
suitable to each individual case. ;inl
n any is the time that I have seen the
i oval lady in her own carriage making
her own inquiries at some humble suf
ferer's door."
"I'nrle John" Mlioulrl Hare It
John Campbell, of Warren, O.. a first
cousin of the president and familiarly
referred to as "Unele John.' is a candi
date for postmaster at Wan en. He is
the proprietor of a famous eating
house and is said to bear a remarkably
close resemblance to the president.
Kis father was a brother of the presi
dent's mother.
Runs Hi Klerator for Fan.
William B. Bradbury, the millionaire
hotel owner of San Francisco, amuses
himself for an hour or more every day
by running the elevator in his hotel.
Opening of Mysterions Koxr.
Two mysterious boxes will be opened
this year at the British museum. One
was left in 1S54 by Mr. Douce, who had
been keeper of manuscripts, to be open
ed January 1. 1900. and no one knows
its contents. The other contains the
papers of Lord Broughton. better
known as Sir John Cam Hobhouse.
Byron's friend and three times a cabi
net niinii.ter. He died in ISM. leaving
his diaries, correspondence and mem
oranda to the museum, with directions
not to open them till 1900.
A. woman's conscience Is dead in the
IMtter of appropriating! hotel welg.
Mrs. Lade At-cutes. foiuiaiore of If ieidlHg
an Occult Inltaente.
LEXINGTON. March 17. To the as
tcnishment of the immense audience
that filled Smiths opera house to wit
uss the trial of Frank L. Dinsmore
fcr the murder of Fred Laue the at
torneys for the defense announced
Thursday morning that they rested
their case. It was fully expected that
a number of witnesses would be ex
amined on the part of the defense and
others in rebuttal on the part of the
plaintiff, but when B. Jakway of
Kearney gave his testimony and Prof.
J. W. Dinsmore. superintendent of
schools at Reatrlce and half brother
of the defendant, answered a few ques
tions relative to the engagement, df!
Dinsmore to Miss Bloomfleld, they
i cited.
When Mrs. Laue was placed upon
the sta:-.d for the second time she ap
peared without veil, but her eyes were
shielded by a pair of large, blue eye
glasses that completely preented any
expression of those orbs from being
The confession made by her and
s. ern to before .ridge Brown was in
tioduced in eidence. as was her testi
mony before the coroners jury. She
was cross-examined by Judge Hamer
on the two statements thus made and
leiterated her statement of the day
before, that what she told the coroner
ah dictated by Dinsmore while un
fer his influent but that her eori-fci-sion
sworn to before Judge tirown
v.-r.s the truth.
1 he opening argument was made in
behalf of the state by W. A. Stewart,
tunty attorney of Dawson county.
His argument was a grand peroration
r.Ml contained oratory at times that
a fleeted every auditor present. Mr.
Stewart closed with an appeal that the
ji'ry consider the ruined home, the
diabolism of the crime and lender a
verdict that would bring condign pun
ishment upon the perpetrator of the
most damnable crime ever shown in
th annals of this state.
Stewart was followed by E. A. Cook
for the defendant. He took up the
testimony as given by the witnesses
for the state and dissected the same,
especially that given by Mrs. Iaite.
stating that her evidence did not prove
any seduction or force on the part of
Dii smore. but that the illicit relations
v-cie voluntary on the part of Mrs.
Mr. Cook was followed by Thomas
Hamer. for the defencse, who took up
tin- evidence relating to the life of the
defendant and the character of Mrs.
L-.ue. He graphically portrayed the
scenes surrounding the tragedy.
The closing argument of the after
noon was made In behalf of the state
by Mr. Nye.
I'roiiiiiit-nt K:iilr:! Al:i Die.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. March 17.
'liake C. Howard died at his residence
in this city yesterday. Mr. Howard
entered the service of the Union Pa
cific as traveling engineer in 1SGS. He
came to Grand Island in 1871. having
been appointed general foreman of the
locomotive and car department ot the
I nion Pacific shops at this place, in
which position he continued to serve
th- company until his death. He was
s: director of the Grand Island Bank
ing company, president of the Equita
ble Building and Loan association, a
member of the school board, a Mason
ii. good standing and of high degree
:iitl a member of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers.
Horlocker l'ae i Called.
HASTINGS. Neb.. March 17. Mis
Viola Horloiker. who has been ton
fined in a sanitarium at Jacksonville,
Hi., since last summer, when she was
anested on the charge of having at
tempted the life of her employer's
v'fe. Mre. Charles F. Morey. by send
ing her poisoned candy, left Jackson
v :11c yesterday for this city. Her case
will come up in the district court
rext Monday, as it is the first cai.e on
the docket.
Olit Citlren of Lincoln Dead.
LINCOLN. March 17. Austin Hum
nhiey. one of the oldest residents of
the city, died here of pneumonia. Mr.
Humphrey had been a resident of Lin
coln for thirty-two years, being asso
ciated with his brother in the hardware
business most of the time. He was 67
years of age. having been born In Rich
reld. O.. in 1S3.1.
Nen- of Itrother'pi Heath Kills.
SUPERIOR. Neb.. March 17. Early
yei-terday morning a young man of
the name of James Peer died of mea
sler across the state line in Kansas.
His brother. John, was quite ill of the
same disease, but was rapidly improv
ii g until informed of his brother's
death. He began to sink rapidly and
died during the afternoon.
Nelraka soldier Biiriert.
BRADY ISLAND. Neb.. March 17.
The remains of Alvin Elder. Company
G. Third regiment. United States in
fantry, who died in the hospital at
Manila August S last, of malarial fever,
vere buried from here with military
hnnors. The body was interred in the
National cemetery at old Fort MePher
son. Siiiriilcil lijr I'oimod.
OMAHA. Match 17. A stranger who
ir.ay be Albert Braun of South Omaha
was found dead in room 35. at the
Dewey hotel yesterday morning. Two
empty morphine bottles and a whisky
class on the washstand indicated that
h had swallowed an overdose Inten
tionally or otherwise.
Intruding .Soldiers shot.
VALENTINE. Neb.. March 17. This
morning about 3 o'clock Cicero H.
Thompson, proprietor of the Owl sa
loon, shot Arthur London and Austin
H. Miliaman. both privates from Fort
Niobrara. Thompson, who rooms some
distance from, his saloon, "was suddenly
avakened by parties forcing entrance
into the door when he jumped out of
bvd and began firing his revolver, and
of the five shots fired three entered the
head of London and two Miliaman.
London is mortally wounded, but the
electors say Miliaman ma- possibly re
cover. Three Roads in Default.
LINCOLN. March 17. The time al
lowed for filing answers in the state's
etises in the supreme court against the
Burlington, Fremont. Elkhorn ft Mis
souri Valley, and Chicago, Minneapolis
& Omaha railroads expired March 12.
and according to the rules of the court
all of the defendants are now in de
fault and are liable for the full amount
of the judgments asked. These are
the suits instituted by the attorney
general about a month ago to recove
ries for the violation of an order is
sued by the State Board of Transpor
tation in 1S97 restoring carload rates
on live stock shipments.
ul I U
Capital of Orange Free State Delirered
into loberts Hands.
Rat Made Specially for the l'urposa bj
th Wife of Lord Roberts Boers Offer
Only Feeble RejUtaac Brigade ia
Xonr Ea ramped on Charming Estate
t Coaiasandlac the Town.
CAPETOWN. March lo. (New York
World Cablegram.) The expected op
position to our entry bf Bloenifdntein
! resolved itself into 2t miscellaneous
sniping. The cavalry division, swee'p
la's around west of the town from1
Ilenwberg; overcame the slight bppo
bition there at S o'clock. Tne enemy
had prepared formidable entrenched
positions along the kopjes three miles
south of the town, but finding his
flank thus turned by the cavalry ad
vance retreated precipitately, leaving
the spades in the trenches.
Consequent upon the enemy's re
tirement the line of Infantry's advance
was altered by heliograph. The bri
gade is now camping beyond the kopje
at a charming estate, commanding the
town from the southi The cavalry
occupies the low ground surrounding
the town.
The laudrost met Roberts outside
the town, handing him the key in med
iaeval fashion. The inhabitants filled
the streets and the market place, many
wearing the British color? and cheer
ing the entry of the various troops
and horse.
The chief sentiment is apparently
anxiety as to what our rule may
mean. Every kind of atrocity is at
tributed as among our intentions.
There is no scarcity of common food
stuffs and rich herds. Forage is not
abundant, but chaff and oat hay is to
be had.
Hunter Weston and ten men sue
teeded In cutting the railway north of
trwn. thus isolating about a dozen
locomotives from the Transvaal.
These machines are reported injured,
but their repair is not likely to be
difficult, making the capture of the
greatest importance. It was the out
come of an exceedingly smart piece of
work, causing yet another surprise to
the Boers, who are reported to have
quarreled with the Free Staters' agent
as to the proper defense of Bloeirifori
tein. The rest here will prove most ac
ceptable to man and beast, including
i-pecially the transport animals.
Three Hattleships. Three Aruioreil am!
Two Protecteil CruUers.
WASHINGTON, March 16. The
house committee on naval affairs
reached u definite and final decision
today as to the number of hew war
ships to be authorized by the forth
coming naval appropriation bill as
Two seagoing coaxt line battleships
of about 11,500 tons each, tu cost ap
proximately :t.600.00'' each; three
tirmored cruisers of the highest prac
tical speed and most powerful armor
and armament, to cost approximately
f 4.000.000 each: three protected cruis
.is. to cost about $1,141,000 each.
it was determined not to provide
any gunboats, in view of the opinion
expressed by Secretary Long and Ad
miral Dewey that General Otis recent
I in-chase of serviceable boats of this
character met present gunboat require
ments. The committee decided to authorize
tj.e secretary of the navy to contract
for armor at a price not exceeding
$:4." per ton. This applies to the
emergency armor, about 7.I0U tons,
leuired for the battleships Maine.
Missouri and Ohio, now in course of
construction, and not to be the vessels
authorized but not begun, nor to thoe
contemplated by the present bill.
lnr;res to Have 1'ower 0er Monopo
lies and Combination.
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 16.
Representative Ray of New York,
chairman of the house committee on
judiciary and at the head of a special
subcommittee on trusts, today intro
duced the following joint resolution,
proposing an amendment to the con
stitution; "Resolved, etc.. That the following
article be proposed to the legislatures
of the several states as an amendment
to the constitution of the United
"Article XVI. The congress shall
rave power to regulate and repress
monopolies and combinations: to cre
ate and dissolve corporations and dis
pose of their property; to make all
laws necessary and proper for the exe
cution of the foregoing powers. Such
powers may be exercised by the several
s-lates in any manner not In conflict
with the laws of the United States."
To Open ColeTllle Iteserration .
WASHINGTON. March 16. A proc
lamation opening the northern portion
of the Colrille Indian reservation in
Washington to settlement has been
prepared, but has not yet reached the
signatures of the secretary of the inte
ifor and the president. The reserva
tion will be opened six months afte.
the proclamation is signed. A larg
number of mining entries have already
been made on the reservation.
l'nllman and Paritic Road.
Tea Southern Pacific company will re
linquish all interest in the Pullman
cars on its system on the first of next
Konth. It was officially announced
today that a new contract had been
entered into between the Southern
Facific and the Pullman comany.
Pacific and the Pullman company,
purchase all of the railroad's sleeping
car interests aid will in the future
operate sleeping cars over the South
ern Pacific's lines under a mileage
3fr Arthur Makes Capture.
MANILA. March 10. Fiores. Agui
naluo's secretary of war. has surren
dered to General MacArthur.
Agulnaldo's infant son. who was cap
tcred in November, and who has been
suftering from smallpox, is dead.
District of Columbia Bill Pa -.!.
WASHINGTON. March 16. The Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill,
arrying 10,008,378. was passed by the
house today and a bill granting the
::Lcr.doned Fort Hays military reser
vation to the state of Kansas for ex
periment station, and formal school
A 1 lUil
AHI WMwj aatf Orphans mi tha
A pathetic appeal t the cOmaittee
of Africander and Bond CieitSHer af
parliament waa issued at Cape fir
Oct. 10, 1899, aigned by Messrs. N. F.
DeWaal. Joseph N. Hoffman. J. H.
HWineyr, Thomas P. Theron and D.
j. A. Yah Zrl; which aays among
other things:
"What may. what can,- we colonial
Africanders do in this sorrowful time?
Join in the work ot warfare with" th
weapons? The law and our duty a
British subjects forbid this, even
should other circumstances not oppose
such a course of action.
"But what neither the law nor the
duty of the subject forbids, and what,
moreover, agree in every respect with
ail principles of religion and human
ity, is the offering of help to the
wounded.- t0 the widow jh4 the
In the name of the Africander bonJ.
on hehaif of the citizens of the Sfcmth
African republic and their noble al'y.
the Orange Free State. I appeal to all
Americans to show their sympathy
with the brave people who are now,
in the words of John Hancock, liter
ally offering all that they have, all
that they arc. and all that they hope
to be. upon the altar or their country,
fighting to the death the arrogance
rfhd imposition or the great British
empire, in order M remain free and
independent, as did our American
forefathers in 1776 and 1812. THERfi
Send to me your subscriptions,
small and large, and I will serid the
amount to Mr. C. C. de Vililers. Cape
Town, the honorable treasurer of the
committee of the Africander bond, to
be expended under that appeal, i sent
$2,000 on Feb. 23. 1900.
American Treasurer.
No. 141 Broadway, New York City.
Feb. 21; 1900.
The Haptist Was "It."
A Baptist and Methodist minister
tere by accident dining at the name
hcuse; says the Columbian, As they
tlidk their seats there was an embar
rassed pause, the hostess heit know
ing how to ask one mnister to sdy
grace without offending the other. The
small son quickly grasped the situa
tion, and, half rising in his chair, mov
ed his finger rapidly around the ta
ble, reciting:
"Eny mene niiny mo.
Catch a nigger by the toe."
He ended by pointing his finger at
i the Baptist minister and shouting.
"oure it!" The reverend gentleman
accepted the decision and said grace,
but it lacked the usual solemnity.
Oae Woman's Work.
A litmy little women utepped into
one bf the big New York hotels the
other day and tbokddwn from the
witlis several railroau time table, sub
stituting others that she brought with
i.rr. She flodtisd preasafltly fo th?
cierk behihd the coUnteY. and nMreHed
out. "That s Miss Flora Stulb." said
the clerk behind the counter, in an
swer to an inquiry. "'She has been do
ing that for about a year. There are
men doing the same work, but they
cannot cover the ground, and this
young woman took to it on her own
account. She gets a salary from the
railroad companies, and makes a pret
t good thing out of it."
Another "Orator."
Terry McGovern, the featherweight
champion of the world, has developed
Into quite a speech maker in his travels-
on the road. He can now deliver
nn address of reasonable length, and
! can make himself heard. But when he
first tried to orate he was not a bril
liant success. When matched to meet
Pedlar Palmer. McGovern went up to
W'aterbury one night to box. "Speech!"
yelled the crowd, and Terry made his
maiden effort as follows: "Gent. oh!
er I'm ready to fight, gents. I'll do
rny best to win. Oh, er I'm glad I'm
glad I'm going to fight for the champ
pionship. My backer'U back me to a
standstill, too. See!' Then something
choked him and he was led away.
Ex-Speaker Reed says that of all
sinners, liars are the worst. "The are
properly disposed of." he says, "in
the eighth verse of the twenty-first
chapter of Revelation."
Knkiu Trlbnte to His Father.
On the tomb of John Ruskin's father
at Shirley, near Corydon. England, is
the following characteristic epttah.
placed there by his devoted son: "He
was an entirely honest merchant and
his memory is to ail who keep it dear
and helpful. His son. whom he loved
to the uttermost and taught to speak
the truth, says this of him."
The largest body of water in th
world having no outlet in the ocean ia
the Caspian sea, it being 180,000 square
miles in extent,
meat to be used as food.
"Bathjnc Towel" Powell.
Dr. Haig Brown, the former head
master of Charterhouse, writing of the
school days of Colonel Baden-Powell,
says: "I notice that the name is in
variably mispronounced. That 'a in
Bifflen is generally given th sound of
'ah.' but it should have the usual sound
of a' as in 'Bathing Towel.' which was
his nickname among the boys at school.
Genius only commands recognition
when it has created the tate which i
to appreciate it. Froude.
Ironing- With Electricity.
In the laundry of an insane asylum
at Pontiac. Mich., electric irons instead
of gas irons have proved to be pecul
iarly adapted for insane asylum service
where most of the work is done by the
patients. There is no chance of their
setting anything on fire with the irons
and as the irons are kept at an even
temperature they do not require the
exercise of judgment in changing
"Wealth gotten by improper ways
will take its departure in the same
Mrs. J. Coleman Drayton, whewe
name was somewhat prominently be
fore the public a few years ago. was
recently conversing with Harry Lehr.
a Baltimore society man. whose some
what sedate manner was not altogether
to her liking. Anxious to get rid of
him she snapped out: "Now, trot
along. Mr. Lehr. you are altogether too
ladylike." The Baltimorean bowed
courteously, and moved away, saying:
"I am so. sorry I can't bay as much
for you, Mrs, Drayto,"
Attorney General Defeated in His Actios
Against Omaha National.
Jmdf Baker Holds that ActUm or the
Saprease Co art la Equivalent to Af
raslaa Mia Decision Exceptions hy
(he (Hate KensIaUceace of Hartley's
OMAHA, Neb.. Mdreh J3. In the
case of the state against the Ohjii3
National bank and J. H. Millard, tor
the collection of $200,000. Judge Bake
has decided in favor of the defendants.
a-The did wheirthe caae .was-ecfgiBally.
tried by him prior to appeal to the
supreme court.
In making thi decision Judge Bak
er; explained that he could not con
sistently do otherwise in view of the
action taken by tho supreme coort.
Oae Imlee had sustained his origin.-!
, ruling-, another had overruled it anil
the thin! member or the supreme
bench had taken no action at all.
therefore the trial court in this la
stance could only follow one of the
three members.
As each member of the supreme
ccurt took different positions in the
case it would be impossible. Judge
Baker said, to follow the ruling of
that tribunal as a body. The appel
late court belt equally divided on tne
proposition. Judge Baker held that
such division is equttalent to aflirming
the decision of the lower court. Such,
h declared, is the uaiveriWl rnle.
JiiclgA Baker's ruling puts the case
back where It was before it was taken
to the supreme court. The return
made by that body were peculiar, in
asmuch as the opnIn was divided be
tween two of the thret? member of the
bench and there was nothing said in
the mandate about a new trial ia the
district court. This was one of the
points brought out forcibly by the at
torneys for the defense. Tue state stU
has the right of appeal from Judge
Baker's decision.
Attorney General 3myth, represent
ing the state, noted numerous execp
tons to Judge Baker's ruling. Snorn
of their legal verbiage, the substance
i the attorney generals exceptions is
thai the verdict is not in accordance
with th? !w that there is no author
it:, in law td snstain such motion as
was filed by the defendants; that the
ruling is contrary to the supreme
court mandate; that theree wan no ver
dift upon which to base judgBient.
and several other similar assertions.
This case grew out of the defalcation
of ex-State Treasurer Bartley, it Dc
iDg alleged that he kept an account
at the defendant bank, of which Mr.
illard is president, and that there wa
irregularity in the manner in which h:
drew deposit from the bank.
Ceasns Will Sliow a iain.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Marrh 13. In re
sponse to a request from an eastern
ncwKuaper Governor Poynter bas esti
mated the total population of Nebras
ka to be J .260.524. This estimate
based on a comparison of the vote ca.!
at the general elections of 1889 and
1S99, and shows an Increase in the
population of 107,t;il. Assistant Di
rector Wines df the census bureau ha
also asked the executive department
for .nimilar information and the detail
of the method employed in making
the estimate.
It is generally believed that the cen
sus of 1900 will show a larger popula
tion, but if the same proportion or tin
people voted for the head of the ticket
last year as in 1889 the estimate of
Governor Poynter is pretty nearly ac
curate. Tn 1889 the total vote was
170.174 and the census of 1S90 showed
the population to be 1,058,910. The
vote for the head of the ticket last year
was 203.535.
Hodjr is laterreil.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 1.1 Infor
mation was received by the adjutant
general that the remains of Arthur E.
Diehl of the Fourteenth United States
infantry and a former resident ot
Cairo, Neb., had been returned to the
United States from the Philippine is
lands and Interred in the National
cemetery at San Francisco. The rela
t:ves of Diehl recently made inquiries
at the state house concerning the
whereabouts of the remains, with a
view of having them shipped to Cairo.
Diehl died in the hospital at Manila
after being discharged from the ser
vice. Intlian -Method of Burl-tl.
NIOBRARA, Neb., March 13. A
sample of the civilization of the ab
origines of this country was given
here last week. An Indian woman was
taken suddenly ill and died. Her tribe
laid the body out and notified her hus
band, who was in the Indian terrritory.
The remains lay in the house for two
or three days, until decomposition had
begun to show plainly. A coffin was
then procured, the body placed in it
and deposited on the open prairie
still awaiting the arrival of the hus
band. In a day or two the body of
the woman burst and being noticed by
the Indians a board shanty was erect
ed around the coffin. The next proce
dure was to procure all the bones pos
sible of her departed friends and
place them in the shed around the cof
Sti. Died in a Hoi I.
FAIRBURV. Neb.. March 15. Cor
oner S. W. Dodge was called to Day
kin to investigate a death which oc
curred two miles southeast of there
under suspicious circumstances. The
victim was Henry Mtillr. who lived
alone in a hovel. Some boys happened
to go to his house on an errand and
fcund him lying on hisface on the
floor. A neighbor was summoned, who
arrived on the scene just before the
unfortunate man expired. As no evi
dence of violence was presented it was
declared that the man came to his
death from heart trouble.
Talk for Deaeoaesses Hoeae.
EAGLE. Neb.. March 13. Miss
Brown, representing the deaconess'
home of the M. E. church at Omaha,
preached here in the interest of the
hospital department. She is a flu
ent talker and succeeded in getting
a good collection.
Farmer Bexin -Sprint Work.
BROKEN BOW, Neb.. March 15.
The farmers are putting in wheat and
the xrase is starting. More snow fell
last twinter than usual and the ground
is in excellent shape.
Columbus State Bank
lata LbbiiBhI Estate,
tai caatMMfa whra t&a aMJ
tvnesM an ontxcToa
ftan QzsutABD. Prea't.
aV aL Hsanr, Vic Pre'.
M. BauaoEB, CashUr.
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hat Interests of
Tda County of Platte,
Tto State of Nebraska,
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cnauoribed by dollars and cents.
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