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VOLUME XX-NUMBER Si.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.55i.
nOLtTMBtrS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 28, KM.
BILL IS MAIN
3erisie Adopts Conference Beport on Porto
STEWART VOTES WITH MAJORITY
Tillman Occupies Moil of ttie Time; lut
U L'aHed Oowu ly Some Oilier Sea
ion Tariff aud Beet Sugar, and Other
latter Touched lpon lu llisrusaiun:
Washington. March 24.-The
tenate today adopted the conference
report on the Porto Rico relief bill
Ly a vote of 35 to 15, practically a
rtrict party expression. No dembcrat
oted for the report, but Stewart of
Nevada voted with tne republicans.
The time of discussion was con
sumed principally by Tillman, who
made a fierce attack upon the meas
ure as agreed upon in conference, and
accused the republican senators and
republican party of Indiscretion, hy
pocrisy and "dirty work."
Gallinger followed with a temper
ate statement of those who not only
favor the report but the passage of a
Porto Rico tariff bill.
Spooner closed the debate with a
forceful statement in opposition to
Tillman's speech, in the course of
which he took occasion sharply to
criticise the South Carolina senator
for dragging the measure into poli
tics. His colloquial tilts with Till
man were immensely enjoyed by the
Tillman sharply criticised the
method adopted by the I'nited States
of extending hands full of food to
the people of Porto Rico as a gratu
ity. "As long as you continue to feed
these people down there," declared
'fillman. "you may feed them. So
long as the frecdmen's bureau was
maintained in the south the coloreel
race there amounted to nothing.
That's a race characteristic. This
government will set itself up as an
flemosynary institution by the mes
wige of this bill and I do not believe
we would stand on any such ground."
Perkins of California inquired if
1 illman was in favor of free trade
with the Philippines, knowing that
those islands had the advantage of
peon and Malay labor.
Tillman If we are to continue to
hold the Philippines I'm in favor of
free trade with those islands. Those
who voted to bring into the country
those islands at their cneap contract,
peon and Malay labor were told of the
results that would follow the ratifi
cation of the treaty, and you could
not get the votes necessary to make
that treaty law until you had bought
seme men to vote for it. If it is now
proposed to send a horde of carpet
baggers over there, backed by the
bayonet of soldiers, so long as I have
a voire 1 shall protest.
"The people," Tillman shouted,
"will teach you next November that
trade and the flag and liberty and
the constitution go together."
Disclaiming any authority to speak
for the president. Mr. Perkins of Cal
ifornia said that tne belief that the
sugar trust, had acquired a greater
part f the sugar product of Porto
Rico and his desire to build up the
lest sugar industry in the United
Stairs had iuduced the president, he
(Pci kins) believed, to favor a tariff
it it were true that he did favor it.
TO INVESTIGATE CODER D'AIENE.
Beaatnr Allea Introduces a Resttlatiun la
WASHINGTON. March 24. Sena
ntor Allen today introduced in the
tenate a bill to provide for pensions
to certain prisoners of war; also a
tesolution for an investigation of the
Couer d'Alene matter, lie called up
and at his request the senate passed
these pensions: Charles A. Perkins
at ?36 per month. Oliver Doman 30
II. K. Willliams $30. .1. V. Blake $72.
Hannah G. Huff $12. Marie Wilersang
$12. David Tolman $24, and John M.
WANT TREATY DECLARED VOID.
Blntix Indians Claim tbat Only One-Third
of Tribe Signed IT.
FORT YATES. N. D., March 24.
The Sioux hive uU finished
r protracted council at Oak
Creek with Maor Bingcnhei
mcr. the Indian agent, over the
Black Hills treaty of 1S7. The In
dians have long claimed that this
treaty was signed by only one-third
of their number instead of three
fourths, as required by law.
Major Bingenlteimer corroborates
the claim. The Indians will employ
legal aid to have the treaty declared
null and void.
5Hddle Itoa!rr Laying lUu.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 24.
Secretary Walter of the middle-of-the-road
populists is preparing to leave
for an extended visit to t:ie various
tate organisations. He is said to be
slated for national chairman and
says If he is selected he will have the
national headquarters moved to this
"Tom Watson of Georgia can have
the nomination for president if he
wants it" said Major Walter tonight,
"and I believe Dr. B. K. tav of Min
neapolis will be his running mate.
He is a close friend of Ignatius Don
nelly." Jack Craham Put Ont.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. March 24. Jim
Franlan cf Pittsburg knocked out Jack
Graham of South Omaha in ten rounds
before the Hot Springs Athletic club
tonight, after both had made a hard
Argentine Nir to Spain.
MADRID. March 24. The president
of Argentine. Lieutenant General Roca.
through tha minister at Buenos Ayres,
Senor Del Aleno. has cabled thanks to
the Spanish government for the enthu
siastic reception given to the crew and
cfilcers of the Argentine training ship
Cannibals Unoar Seamen.
VANCOUVER. B. C. March L4.
The steamer Warrimoo today brings
from Dutch New Guinea the shock
ing account of the devouring of three
officers of the steamer General Pell
by cannibals, who caught them while
on shore taking photographs. Em
era Wiegan, one of the party, was
rounded by arrows and while hiding
s?w the barbarians tie his three com
panions to trees cut off portions of
their living flesh and finally roast
end devour them. The Dutch man
ci war, Sumatra, is reported as pro
pared to avenge the atrocities.
STEYN ISSUES ATROCIAMATION;
Warn iinrcher Who' Lay ilow-i Their
Arai to Help the fcncli-.il.
BOER CAMP; Kroonstadt, Thursday;
March 24. Affairs are bein;; put in
proper shape and the Free Sellers who
1-ad to leave are returning in crowd.
The president's proclamation has
shown tho burghers that the" govern
ment Is standing firm:
The commands are mobilizing In
treat numbers and the men are moie
tittermincd than ever:
President Steyn has Issued a procla
mation in which hewarns the, burgners
who lay down their arms r.nd help the
English that they are liable to the ut
most punishment as traitors.
LONDON. March 24. The war office
has issued this bulletin:
"CAPETOWN. March 23 The fol
lowing telegram has arrived from
Nicholson. Buluwayo. March 16$
"The following is from Plumer!
"LOBATSI. March 14. The Boers
Advanced trom the south in consider
able force this morning. They first ad
vanced from Goode's Siding. After .a.
fcharp little engagement Lieutenant
Colonea' advanced post was compelled
to retreat. The retirement was excel
lently carried out as to our main posi
tion. The casualties included Lieuten
ant Chapman and a corporal, prisoners,
and two missing, probably prisoners.
Five troopers were wounded. Chap
man's horse fell with him close to the
enemy, who immediately surrounded
him. The exact Boer casualties are un
known, but several were shot at close
range. In the afternoon the Boers
advanced further north p.nd shelled
oiir "position from a ridge on our left.
Our twelve and one-half pounder re
plied, the artillery duel continuing un
til sunset. Lieutenant Tyler has since
died of wounds. One native was
Colonel Plumer apparently has retir
il to Crocodile pools, and Mafeking
seems further off than ever from re
lief. This news was contained in a
'.'ipatch from Buluwayo. dated Mon
day. March 19. and published in the
second edition of the Times. These ad
vices add that the base hospital has
been brought back to Gaberor.es.
i hough the correspondent further says
it is thought the object of the Boer
demonstration on March 15 and 16 was
t cover the removal of the siege guns
Preliminary Examination of Secretary of
Slate Caleb rower Itegins.
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 24. The
preliminary examination of Secretary
of State Caleb Powers, charged with
abetting the assassination of William
Goebel, began today before Judge
Moore. The court house was guarded
inside and out by milita and scores
or deputy sheriffs armed with Win
chester rifles to prevent possible inter
ference from "mountaineers" who
were reported on their way to Frank
fort, but their presence was unneces
sary, as the mountaineers failed to
appear and no disorder occurred.
The witnesses today included War
den Eph Lillard. Detective Doc Arm
strong. Sheriff Bosworth of Fayette
county, who arrested Secretary Powers
and Captain John Davis and Silas
Jones, who is now under bonds,
charged with complicity in the mur
der. The testimony tended to show
that the shots came from that section
of the executive building in which
Secretary Powers" office is located, al
though no one swore that the shots
were from the secretary's office.
IRYAN'S NEW YORK FRIENDS MEET
I.liu-uln r.'atforni Adopted liy Ezrrutli
Committee at Albany.
ALBANY, N. Y.. March 24. The ex
ecutive committee of the "Chicago
platform" democrats of the state met
here today. After adopting the plat
form as adopted in Nebraska last
week it was resolved that the rank
and file of the democracy of the state
of New York demand that the dele
gates selected to attend the state and
national conventions be men who are
known and above suspicion and loyal
to the platform and ticket of 1896. and
that such delegations be instructed
to vote for the reaffirmation of the
Chicago platform and for the renom
ination of W. J. Bryan of Nebraska
as the Empire state's choice for pres
ident. It was also resolved that a state
delegation of two delegates from each
congressional district be selected to
attend the convention and contest the
seat of any delegate who did not loy
ally support the ticket of 1896.
Triit Bnldan at Ilaujhnrff.
ST. JOSEPH. Ma., March 24. A
lene robber, wearing a false face, with
a huge black moustache painted on
the mask, held up the southbound
Kansas City. St. Joseph & Council
Bluffs train four miles south of Ham
burg, la., at 1:30 o'clock in the morn
ing. The train was in charge of Con
ductor Billy McGee. Flagman Moore
was first accosted by the robber at
the rear end of the train. Using
Moore as a shield the robber went
through the sleeper and chair car. get
ting $200 in cash and a gold watch.
He pulled the bell cord and. when the
train slowed down, "jumped off and
escaped in the darkness.
Mount Itecoenlzen Taylor.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. March 24.
Governor Mount today issued a
requisition for the return to this
state from Kentucky of a man wanted
on a criminal charge. Governor
Mount decided W. S. Taylor was Ken
tucky's chief executive and the pa
pers were accordingly forwarded to
Narrum Summoned lo Testify
WASHINGTON. D. C. March 24.
Former Consul Macrum was at the
capitol today, having come from his
home in response to a telegram from
Representative Wheeler cf Kentucky,
bidding him to appear before the
house committee on foreign affairs.
Mr. Wheeler says he will urge that
the Inquiry take place before the full
committee. The Macrum evidence prob
rblv will b2 taken early next week.
I Forgery can usually be detected be-
cause the imitator has certain charac
J teristics of his own cf which he is not
Sanlto Not Fit for the Mail.
J WASHINGTON. D. C. March 24.
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the house today a resolution directing
i the postmaster general to exclude the
book "Sapno" from the mails. A pre-
arable to the resolution says that an
; indictment has been found against per-
sons In the city cf New York connected
. with the play "Sapho" as being 1m-
moral and as against public decency.
Near Newtown, O.. live Mr. and Mrs.
Uriah Bnrdsal. They were both born.
christened and wedded on Christmas
day, are both 91 years of age and bare
been married sixtv-eight years.
Th Kewipaper Man Who Shot loan
Blenirircn Goes Fres
trlE JilRY 0(jT III k SHORT TIME
Both Side Allowed Three and tine-half
. Hoar la Which to Present Their Pleas
Haw the Quarrel that Rraalted ra-
iaily Wat Commenced1 MMeellaMeoas
HARTINGTON. Neb., March 22.
"Not guilty" was the verdict in the
case of Editor Harris, who shot John
Blenkiron, brought in by the Jury after
two hours of deliberation.
The testimony in the murder trlat
was all In at 10:30 In the morning and
.the stated-represented -by J. C. Robin
son of this city, opened with the argu
ments. Judge Graves limited each
side to three hours and a half to pre
sent their case. Robinson made a
strong and Impassioned argument, set
ting forth the law and evidence. He
was followed by Judge Weed, county
attorney, rrho made a short address.
Millard opened the argument for the
defense. His argument was both log
ical and eloquent. Then followed Mel
Jay with the closing argument for the
defence. He spoke for fully two hours,
during all of which time there was
breathless attention in the packed
court room. Arga of Sioux City closed
the argument In behalf ot.the state
in a masterful effort, which showed
his great ability as a criminal law
jer. At 7 o'clock the judge delivered his
instructions to the jury s.nd they at
once repaired to the jury room.
The quarel between Harris and
John Blenkiron, a wealth stockman,
:n which the latter was killed, grew
cut of a dispute over an article about
the dead muii, which appeared in Har
ris' paper. Blenkiron came to Harris
office at Belden and made threats, and
according to the newspr.per man's
story, which was evidently believed
by the jury, the editor did not pull
bis revolver until he saw his antago
nist reach for his hip pocket.
Trace of Stolen Cattle.
ALBION, Neb., March 22. In March.
3899, forty-one head of cattle were
stolen from the ranches of S. WT. Al
lcrttm in Boone county. At the time
suspicion rested on two young men.
Preston Todd and Frank Clark of
Cedar Rapids. Clark had been an em
ploye on one of the ranches. There
was no evidence connecting him with
the theft, and all trace of the cattle
teemed lost. Last week the state
authorities received information in re
gard to the apearance of the stolen
cattle. The information seemed relia
ble and nn investigation proved that
the guilty parties had been located.
The cattle had been driven to Colum
bus from the Allerton ranches, to one
Pat Murray, an old resident Frank
Clark wa3 arrested at Bloomfield,
waived preliminary examination and
was bound over to the district court.
Robert and Preston Todd were arrest
ed in Abilene, Kan., waived prelimi
nary hearing and were bound over to
the district court. Robert Todd gave
bond and was released.
Nebraska lu WasTnlaeton.
WASHINGTON. March 22. The
comptroller of the treasury today ap
proved application for authority to or
ganize national banks as follows in
Nebiaska: E. L. Willits and others
for the Alma National bank of Alma,
capital $25,000; A. P. Culley and others
for the Howard County National bank
of St. Paul, with a capital of $25,000.
Senate committee on pensions today
reported favorably the bills to pension
Charles A. Wiswell of Nebraska and to
increase the pensions of Hamilton K.
Williams and Hannah G. Huff of
House committee on pensions has
reported favorably the bill to pension
Mary L. Stotsenburg. widow of the
late Colonel John M. Stotsenburg of
the First Nebraska volunteer infantry,
at the rate of $40 per month.
State rands la Omaha National Bank
LINCOLN, Neb., March 22. The
case of the state against the Omaha
National bank, to recover $212,000 of
state money lost in that institution,
was up again in the supreme court on
a motion filed by the attorney general
lor a mandate directing the district
court of Douglas county to give it an
other hearing. The former decision in
the district court was reversed in the
supreme court and the ctse was re
manded for further proceedings.
A motion filed by the defendant for
;i. verdict based on the original trial
was sustained and the attorney gen
eral contends that this was contrary
to the instructions of the supreme
court. The court decided to give the
Attorneys for the bank one week in
which to make a showing. The matter
will then come before the court at the
sitting beginlnng April 3.
Slate Gets -Jadgnient.
LINCOLN. Neb., March 22. The at
torney general received from St, Louis
news that the case of the State against
McDonald, receiver of the Capital Na
tional bans; of Lincoln, has been de
cided by Judge Caldwell of the United
State circuit court. The suit was for
$236,000 of state funds deposited in the
bank at the time of its failure. It
was appealed to the circuit court, and
the case there argued and submitted
Scleaee in Affriraltare.
FARNAM. Neb., March 22. Some of
the good results of the farmers' insti
tute held here last year and this under
the auspices of the University of Ne
braska have been the establishment
of a creamery or separator station,
-rhlch is well patronized, the receipts
of milk amounting to about 2,000
pounds per day, and. second, a less
diversified system of farming. Only a
very small proportion the last year's
crop of corn was marketed, most of it
being fed to cattle and hogs.
Dinsmore Pleads for New Trial.
LEXINGTON, Neb., March 22. The
Dinsmore trial was called at 4:30 p. m.
Norris Brown and Judge Hamer plead
ed for a new trial on the ground that
the jury had been unduly influenced
by instructions of the judge and that
some of the jurymen had expressed
their opinions on previous occasions.
The court adjourned at 10:30 prm. un
til 8:30 a. m., when the judge will de
cide the case. The general opinion is
that the judge will sustain the verdict
cf the jury.
rRlPARING TOR AMOR IAY
State Saperlateadeat fcc'csoa Istaea atl
aVetf. to' tapiU r Pabll- tehsolr. ,
LINCOLN tfeb.. Mareli 24. Tkc
distribution of the Bird and Arboi Day
Manual, published by the state for use
in the public schools, has begun under
the direction of Deputy State Super
intendent Beck.- The manual contains
ait Arbflr day proclamation by Gover
nor Poynter, an address to Nebraska
teachers and pupils by State Superin
tendent Jackson, a short article on
the economic effects of Arbor day by
J. Sterling Morton and a collection of
tems songs and essays on subjects
i dated to thfl planting and culture of
iren Following la the proclam itiori
Issued by Governor Poynter designat
ing April 23 as Arbor day:
"We are all interested in the ad
vancement and welfare of our state.
At thing that will add to its desirabil
lt as a home, that will enhance Us
bwiiity or that will bring to It mo.e
gocd citizens should receive our nib
Nothing in which our people have
engaged has done more in all thesj di
rections than the planting of trees.
Nebraska is known as the Tree Plant
ers' state. That the name is worthily
bestowed Is amply attested by the
thousands of groves, orchards and
shade trees which now adorn our prai
ries and beautify our homes.
"Legislative enactment sets apart
one day in each year for appropriate
observance by the planting of trees.
In compliance with this provision, by
the authority vested in me as governor
of Nebraska, I proclaim Monday. April
23, 1900. Arbor day."
In his address to teachers and pupils
the superintendent speaks of the wan
ton destruction of birds and urges the
organization of Audubon societies.
The addres follows:
The appearance of sweet smelling
and beautifully colored flowers, to
gether with the joyful notes of our
feathered friends, as they come up
from the sunny southland, remind us
once again that spring is here. At this
season of the year all nature seems to
take on new life and joy and gladness
I am happy to greet you as we ap
proach the dawn of a new century and
hope that the thoughts and emotions
created by a careful consideration of
the possibilities that open before you
may inspire you to nobler thoughts
and grander deeds.
The object of this book is to place
before you thoughts that will tend to
give you higher ideals. I am sure that
when you fully realize the ecofconik
value of birds and trees, to say nothing
of the pleasure which their presence
and cultivation bring, you will forever
be the friends and protectors of these
gracious gifts of an Allwise Father.
The wanton destruction of birds has
reached such a point tnat our law
makers have felt the necessity of en
acting laws for their protection. It
would be a source of great satisfac
tion, however, to know and feel that
the boys of the great state of Nebraska
refrain from killing bints and other
harmless creatures from a higher mo
tive than the mere fulfilling of a stat
utory law. I should be pleased to
learn of societies formed all over the
state for the protection of birds.
Nebraska was the pioneer state in
inaugurating Arbor day and among the
first to recommend a "bird day." Let us
strive to maintain the position which
the state occupies in this regard and
continue to lead in educational mat
ters. Trusting that the day may be
fraught with pleasant and profitable
exercise. I am, yours for the protection
or birds and the planting of trees.
W. R. JACKSON.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Nebraska at Washington.
WASHINGTON, March 2t.--Bids for
the erection of an extension to the new
postoffice building at Omaha were put
on the market March 14 and will be
opened April 24. The specifications
call for granite of similar color and du
rability as that which enters into the
construction of the present building,
which insures the Colorado company
getting the contract for the stone for
the new building.
The title of the First National bank
of Bloomington, Neb., has been se
cured by the conversion of the Frank
lir County bank of the same place.
Congressman Burkett has introduced
a bill for the improvement of the Mis
souri river at Nebraska City and ap
propriating $50,000 for revetment pur
poses. Nebraska Soldier Itnried.
OSCEOLA. Neb., March 24 Wil
liam Lewis of company E. First Ne
braska, was buried in the Osceola
cemetery. The body has been buried
twice, first on the brow of a hill over
looking a little river near Camp Dew
ey, just outside of Manila, P. I. Rev.
James Mailley. who was the chaplain
of the First Nebraska, officiated at
Infant Thrown la a Well.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., March 21. While
drawing water from his well Preston
Keiser drew up the body of a newly
born female child, which from appear
ances had been thrown into the well
only a short time before. He at once
notified the proper officials and Coro
ner Waggoner arrived and begun ar
rangements for an inquest over the
remains. The child was fully devel
oped and had evidently been alive
when born and cast in the well while
Prisoners Strive for Liberty.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. March 24.
When Deputy Sheriff J. D. McBride
went into the jail with breakfast for
the prisoners he discovered that during
the night sometime they had .com
menced operations to gain their lib
erty. The prisoners were George S.
Lee, who stole money and tickets
from the Burlington company at Lou
isville while night operator, and the
three men who burned a boxcar for the
Missouri Pacific, all having been sen
tenced to a term of years in the peni
tentiary by Judge Paul Jessen.
Sho-rlng; of I'abllr Ownership.
NORFOLK. Neb.. March 24. The
city water commissioner has submit
ted a report which shows up well for
municipal ownership of waterworks.
Not only has the property brought In a
sufficient revenue to meet running ex
penses and pay off $2,000 worth of
waterworks bonds, but the city council,
expended nearly $4,000 In a fruitless
effort to secure an artesian well, and
yet when the piping which was sunk
in the hole in the ground is taken up
and sold it will leave a small surplus
in the water fund.
THE O0RL0CKER TRIAL
Attorney's A-k for Continuance on Ac
lemut of Mother's Bines.
ME APNIC4L0N WAS DENIED
all Technical Objections Fall and tha
Prlsoaer Pleads Kot tinlltjr Tha Mut
ter of SecHriujr. a jurj Charges to
Which the Accused lias to Ausurer.
HASTINGS, Neb.. March 21. The
case of Miss Viola Horlocker. charged
with attempting to kil; Mrs. Charles F.
Morey by poison, was called for trial
in the district court. Miss Ollie Hor
locker entered the court room accom
panied by her sister, Mrs. Durraut
Cheever cf New York. Immediately
John M. Ragan of the defense arose
and presented his affidavit for contin
pance which Judge Adams after care
fully reading overruled, said affidavit
beln based upon the fact that Mrs.
Horlocker mother of the accused, was
seriously 111 in New York City.
After the overruling of tht affidavit
the attorney for the defense arose and
asked leave of the court to withdraw
the plea of not guilty given at the last
term, which was granted.
Mr. Stevens immediately presented 8
motion to the court to quash the in
formation. Mr. Ragan argued the mo
tion at some length attacking the in
formation for the reason that it did
pot allege that the poison was a deadly
poison and for the further reason that
the defendant should be indicted by
a grand jury in order to be brought
properly o trial for these reasons me
ounsel contended that the indictment
County Attoney McCreary made a
brief argument to support the informa
tion and Judge Adams promptly over
ruled the demurrer to the information.
Judge Adams then requested the clerk
to call the names of the jurymen.
The attorneys for the defense were
equal to the emergeniy and forthwith
presented a motion challenging the
array of three counts, and moved to
quash the panel.
The first contention was that the
county board selected two lists of
names of jurymen, the first list con
tainging sixty-one names while tne
law provides that only sixty names
shall be called, the second list being
named without the board reconsider
ing its former action. Second, the
January term was adjourned sine die
and the February meeting was called
or a special meeting. The present jury
being drawn from the last list was
hence not secured according to law.
and third, the names of the jurors
were not properly apportioned among
he voting precincts according to law.
The court overruled the challenge
to the array and apparently all tech
nical objections arc exhausted.
Miss Horlocker was then formally
arraigned and the county attorney read
the information to which she pleaded
April 10, 18S9, a box of poisoned
'jon-bons were left at the studio door
af Mrs. Charles F. Morey, who was ai
that time conducting a painting class,
all the members of which partook of
he drugged candy that was left at the
door. Soon after they became serious
ly ill, and the life of Mrs. Morey ana
one or two of the others was despaired
if for some time. In the class were
some of the most popular young -auies
of this city.
Suspicion wa3 soon directed to Miss
Viola Horlocker. who was stenographer
in the law office of Tibbets, Bros.
Morey. Complaint was sworn out and
the sheritl arrested Miss Horlocker in
Iowa and brought her to this place.
Heads of State Fair.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 21. Ine
state board of agriculture is actively
preparing for the next state fair to be
held in Lincoln. E. M. Searle of Oga
lalla has been chosen as general sup
intendent. The other superintendents
are: Gates, W. R. Mellor. Loup City;
Agricultural hall, A. C. Jones, Blair:
Merchants hall. James Pearson; Art
hall. J. II. McClay, Lincoln; forage.
Charles ann, Chadron: transportation.
O. M. Druse. Lincoln: amphitheater,
J. N. Van Dine. Wilber; mature corn,
lot S. class F, F. Morse. Benkleman.
Following is a list of class super
intendents; Horses, mules and asses,
F. A. McKay. Aurora; cattle. E. Filley,
Filley; swine, L. W. Leonard, Pawnee
City, sheep, G. W. Hervey. Omaha;
poultry and pet stock, C. M. Lewelling.
Reaver City; farm products, J. R. Cant
im, Webster; ladles' textile depart
ment, Mrs. M. A. Presson, Stromsburg;
dairy, B. F. Stauffer. Bellcvue; educa
tional, J. W. Dinsmore, Beatrice; bees
honey and apiary, Ed Whitcomb,
Friend; mechanical arts, M. W. Chao
pell, Minden; fine arts, Miss Sarah
Hayden; machinery, L. K. McGraw,
Oi-ceola; instruments. W. H. Barger,
Hebron: county collective exhibits,
W. E. Ewing, Franklin; discretionary,
L. A. Becher, Neligh; special premi
ums, N. Withron, Central City; speed,
J. D. Macfarland. Lincoln; agricultural
Instruction, Prof. L. L. Lyon. Lincoln;
fish exhibits, Robert S. Oberfelder, Sid
ney. Lewis Remains Arrive.
OSCEOLA. Neb.. March 21. The re
mains of the late William P. Lewis
of Company E, First Nebraska, killed
at Manila August 2, 1893, arrived here.
The funeral will be held at the Meth
odist Episcopal church Wednesday
afternoon. Chaplain Mailley will be
present ana officiate.
Knneral of L'tali Flattery Man.
ORLEANS, Neb., March 21. Oscar
Fenninger of the Utah battery, who
served in the Philippines, was buried
at this place yesterday, the home of
his mother and brothers and his form
er heme. He was well liked here and
the funeral "was the largest ever held
in this part of the state. The Work
men lodges from Alma, Republican
City, Stamford. Oxford, Woodruff and
Long Island attended. Mr. Fenninger
enlisted with the Utah battery and
served through the war. was taken
sick from exposure, sent to the hospi
tal and died there.
Death Result. From Wreck.
NEBRASKA CITY, March 21 James
Ginder, a fireman en the Burlington
& Missouri, died from injuries received
in a wreck on that road on March 8,
near White Cloud, Kan. A bridge gave
way, precipitating the engine and sev
eral freight cars to the bottom of ::
creek, where the engineer, fireman and
bead brakeman,. who were all injured,
narowly escaped death by drowning.
Brakeman Downard is lying in a pre
carious condition as a result of his
The airship man is expected to be
a little flighty In his idrras.
RCLicr is hup back
White Ma-eklitff Suffers. Barkers Bold
Orillsh In Clirck.
LONDON, Mafc'n S3. Again there is
a persistent rumor th;U laffclng has
bten relieved. It is even asserted that
the war office has received a dispatch
announcing the relief, but that publi
cation Is withheld because the form of
the message admits the possibility of
The war office, iiow'ever, declare that
there is no confirmation M th rumor,
and no further news is on hantf.
It seems certain that Mafeking's 60-'
ly chances for relief are by the column
supposed to be advancing from the
south or the possibility that Colonel
Baden-Powell is still strong enough to
attempt a sortie with a View of cap
turing the Boer guns at a time ben
Commandant Synman has withdraw!!
his meix. to oppose Colonel Plumer.
It Id reported from Lourenzo Mar
que that Pretoria is prepared to stand
a siege of two years and that the Boer
women, frantic at the reverses to he
Boer arms, are entreating to beal:
l&wed to shoot the British officers im
prisoned at Pretoria.
It is also announced from the Trans
vaal capital that the Italian govern
ment has declined to intervene.
A dispatcth to the Times from Kim
berley. dated Thursday, says:
"The date of the departure of the
Mafeking column from Warrentou harf
not yet been fixed. The pout at Four
teen Streams is guarded by our troops.
Skirmishing continues around Warren
ton. The Boers are reported to have
fou guns, but this is doubtful."
KIMBERLEY. March 23. There was
a smart artillery duel at Warrenton
yesterday. A battery under Major
Blewitt, supported by the Kimberlcy
Light Horse, located the Boers, who
had four guns, two of which used cor
dite, but ineffectively. The British
battery replied with effect and silenced
the Boer fir. The Boers sent two shells
near the railway station, which was
A scouting party got too close to the
bank of the river and encountered a
hot fire. The men were unable to get
away and it was impossible to relieve
them without loss, the party being
obliged to wait for darkness in order
to escape. The reconnaissance suc
ceeded, and Major Blewitt retired with
only one wounded.
This morning brisk firing was re
sumed at Warrenton at :30. but it has
now, slackened up. A detachment of
fusileers has arrived. A detachment
of Vryburg inhabitants who had been
imprisoned by the Boers was sent in to
Warenton under a white flag after be
ing taken from laager to laager
aiound the district. They say the big
gun from Kimberlcy has been taken
through Christiana to. Pretoria. There
are women and children in nearly ev
L01D BILL IS RECOMMITTED.
Dcc'site Vote Brlietcd l Have Knocked
the Me.isure Out.
WASHINGTON, March 23. After a
spirited discussion extending over
three days the Loud bill, relating to
second class mail matter, was recom
committee on postoffice and post
The majority in favor of the mo
tion to recommit was so decisive that
it is regarded as unlikely tbat the
measure will appear again during the
present congiess. Loud said after the
ote was announced that this was the
"third time and out." so far as he
was concerned. The vote on the mo
tion was IIS to 96, with sixteen pres
ent and not voting.
Ridgley of Kansas declared that
railroad companies were today tele
graphing members to support the bill.
He deemed this particularly signifi
cant of the interest the railroads had
in the matter.
A telegram fiom the Ohio Farmer,
saying. "Our 100.000 subscribers ask
you to support the Loud bill." was
I resented by Burton, who declared
that it was high time special classes
which had grown up in the country
should be forced to pay their way as
other people did.
Cowherd of Missouri, speaking in
support of the bill, said every official
who had investigated the subject had
given his approval to the measure. He
held up to the view of the house a
fepy of the "Velvet Hand, or the Life
of Injun Dick." paper bound, which
h said was entitled to second class
rates, while a cloth bound copy of
"Rob Roy." which he had purchased
for 5 cents, could not be sent as sec
ond class matter. His argument elic
ited much applause A number of
minor amendments were adopted be
fore the final vote.
YANKTON, S. D., March 23. Emil
Corson, a partner in the largest busi
ness firm in Gayville, committed sui
cide last night by shooting. His wife
died last fall and he has been in low
spirits ever since. He was seen in
Gayville at 11:30 last night, but soon
after must have started to walk to the
crmetery at Mission Hill, where his
wife was buried., about six miles
away. He was found there this morn
ing, his feet on the grave of his baby
and lying on his wife's grave, with a
bullet hole in his left temple.
Oiir.nn Pallia Not Dead.
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 23.
There is no truth in the report pub
lished in the United States that Osman
Pasha, the hero of Plevna, is dead. The
famous Turkish general has been sick
for a week past, but his health is now
AITectK Sfir:iiern Pacific.
WASHINGTON. D. C. March 23.
benator Penrose (Pa.1, today intro
duced a bill reciting the imtory of the
Northern Pacific railroad, especially
with reference to its recent reorgan
ization and declaring that the sale of
certain property was illegal and re
volving that "all transfers of land to
cr by the said Northern Pacific Rail
road company to be illegal and void,
and that the committee on Pacific rail
ways be hereby empowered to send for
persons and papers, and arc requested
to examine into these charges and re
port thereon at an early uate."
IliiN on Fitz .Sharkey Fight.
NEW YORK, March 23. An effort
was made last night by the persons in
terested to agree on a place for the
comiug fight between Sharkey and
Fitzsimmons. Two bids were received.
The Seaside Sporting club deposited a
check for $2,500 and agreed to give
the principals CO per cent of the gross
receipts and 50 per cent of the picture
profits. Tom O'Rourke of the club ex
plained that it was his intention to al
low the 52,500 already on deposit for
the Jeffries-Corbett match to continue
up after that fight on May . making
55,000 in all, as required.
1 THE MORMONS DID IT.
WHAT WE OWE TO BRIGHAil
They Wera tha First to Pat lat Oaer
tloa ! Idea ot lrrlat!a-f ArW
Kef iae IIa4 Grow Iat Vaat Pro-
" .(Bo,se Idaho, Letter.)
Criticise the Mormons as :'0' will,
they must be credited with the won
derful system of irrigation by which
the wastes of the western gtates have
been redeemed. On July 24. IS 17.
Brigham Young and his little band of
pioneers beg;n the construction of the
first irrigation canal ever built la the
Irrigation made of Utah's desert wil
derness the garden spot of America. It
i rinini- an much for Idaho, where the
.mountains are so located, that ample
valleys, and plains of millions or
:M.res, may be easily and economically
tratered. On the Nile, in Italy.
Spain and elsewhere in Europe, irri
gation has prevailed for centuries. In
deed. CO per cent of the world's bread
stuffs and cereals are grown by irriga
tion. Where "the vine-clad hllh? and citron
groves" around Vesuvius in sunny
Italy are found, a great population has
been sustained for many thousand
years and the land has never worn
out its wonderful vitality being duo
to underlying strata of lava which by
some curious chemistry renders the
Idaho's wonderfully productive soil
covers lava strata deposited by volca
noes long ago extinct. The rejuona
tian of the land results not alone from
this lava, but from rich fertilizers an
nually brought to It by the irrigation
waters. It is almost an aphorism that
lend is good where sage brush grows.
Marvelous must therefore be the fer
tility of Idaho, for everywhere the
green of the sage is seen. Wheat.com.
oats, barley, alfalfa, timothy, rye, flax,
tobacco, broom corn, sorghum, sweet
and Irish potatoes, beets, cabbages,
hops, and fruits, such as prunes, ap
ples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries,
apricots, nectarines, grapes and all of
the small bush products, grow profuse
ly. Particularly do the apple, pear and
prune attain to perfection in size and
Alex. McPJierson of Boise City real
ized $G00 per acre from apples. Geo.
L. Hall of Mountain Home sold $800
worth of peaches from one acre. T. J.
Phifer of Boise City realized $900 from
iwo acres of Italian prunes. Instances
like these can be multiplied ad infini
tum. But Idaho doe3 not depend entirely
upon agriculture. Its mountains are
filled with mining camps which furnish,
a home market for far more agricul
tural products than the state is now
able to produce.
Snake River Valley contains about
C.000.000 acres and some of the finest
pastoral scenes there presented are in
the midst of gold placer mining opera
tions. Many farmers there realize
handsomely for work during spare
hours washing shining powdered gold
from the river's bed.
In a state having so many productive
portions to select from it is hard to
suggest particular locations, but set
tlers will find room for any number of
Different state and private agencies
arc sending out printed information
about Idaho. Perhaps the most con
servatively prepared matter is that
now emanating from the general pas
senger agent of the Oregon Short Lin9
at Salt Lake City, Utah. This railroad
permeates almost every agricultural
tegion in the state and stands ready
to furnish to homeseekcrs every cour
tesy In the power of its officers.
At the present rate Idaho will soon
be as thickly populated as Utah. It
is in the same latitude as France. Swit
zerland, Portugal, Spain and Italy, and
its climate is incomparable.
Vast timber areas furnish lumber of
excellent quality. Cyclones and de
structive storm3 never occur. The win
ters are short and people work out
doors all the year. The annual death
rate Is the lowest of any state in tho
Verily Idaho is a wonderful state and
destined to become the home place of
many times its present population.
There are but two confirmed snuff
smokers in the United States senate
at the present time. Senator Turner,
ef Washington, and Senator Car
ter of Montana. The old custom of
taking snuff has about died out.
Ttrokeii-Xet ked SZasi Crtthis; Well.
Walter Duryea, whose neck wa.i
broken early last summer, by a diva
into shallow water at the Duryea
country place. Glen Cove, L. 1.. and
who has since been a patient at Roose
velt hospital, is steadily improving.
He has now full control or the mus
cles of the upper part of his body and
though the lower part of his body is
still paralyzed and he is unable t
walk or stand, sensation lias returned
which is regarded as a hopeful sign.
He is confident of his eventual recov
ery. Cliica-; Kitortionate Tax Kate.
Because of the multiplication of
governments in Chicago, due to the ex
istence of seven townships in Coo
county, the per cent cost of collecting
tax3Si"s C.6S. as compared with .57 in
New York proper, . in St. Paul, and
1.12 in Boston.
Frmlnine Hank Slock Owner.
The amount of the national banlc
stock held bv women in America i3
estimated at' $130,000,000. and tli3
amount of private and state banlc
stock at 1137.000,000.
The latest report cf the New York
savings banks shows a tremendous ad
vance in the welfare of the poorer and
moderately well to do classes of thai
state. During the year just closed the
gam in the resources cf these banks
was over $76,000,000. This is greater
than any ever made before during a
like period in the history of the state.
'Ihe resources of "e savings banks
in the state have passed the billion
dollar mark. They aggregate $1,000,-
20,0&9.31, of which $887,480,650.30 is
due depositors, whose deposits average
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