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VOLUME XXXI.-NUMBER 1.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 11, 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,561.
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Decision of Court of Appeals in Kentucky
Ote IMXH JUD6C MSSENiS
Case to tit Taken to tiie initeU States
iir-Rie Court Two .fudge Criticise
Unelielite's Coume 1 hat Itun-auTs
Separate Opinion SHyj
1'KAXKFORT. Ky.. 7. The toui't Of
Appeals today handed down a decision
in the governorship ease in favor of
tne democrats. The opinion is by six
01" the judges, four democrats and two
Judge Durelle was the only judge
dit-tenting. The other two republican
judges, Burnam and Guffy, gave a sep
arate opinion from the democratic
Inflate lmfr ililofi mnrfintX n'4tlt tlio
democratic members in its conclusion.
Judge Hobson wrote the opinion of
the court. The concurrence of Judges
Burnam and Guffv with the four dem-
ocratic judges was a surprise gener-
jilly, but to the republicans espcciall.
The opinion holds that the action
o" the legislature in seating Governor
Beckham was final and that the courts
have no power to review it; that Gov
ernor Taylor exceeded his authority in
adjourning the legislature to London
nnd that the journals of the two
houses of the legislature, being reg-
tilar. cannot be imneached. Thirty
days mtibt elapse before the mandate Springfontein. his present hcadquar
of the court of appeals., in accordance , ters. to Reddersburg with all possible
with todays decision. is issued. Meaa- speed and I dispatched the Cameron
v bile no tadical change in the rela- J Highlanders hence to Bethany. He
live positions of the two state govern- arrived at Reddersburg at 10:30 yes
nientfc ib expected. terday morning without opposition, but
Foimer Governor Bradley, chief tould get no news of the missing de
(ounsel for Governor Taylor, tonignt ' tachmenL
authorized the statement that an ap-1 "There can be no doubt the whole
pral on behalf of Governor Taylor and ( party has been made prisoners."
Lieutenant Governor Marshall will be
carried to the supreme court of the ENGLAND IS AURMED AGAIN.
1 nited States. Bradley and Judge W. .
II. Yost, counsel for the republican , WoiMlerl Wliellier ,., KoberU CaB
Mate officers, were in consultation with ! ,..,..,
Governor Taylor for several hours- Mmtaiu in. co.un.a.,lctiou..
this afternoon and the statement was j LONDON. April 7. Not a word re
made at the close of the conference, garding the disaster at Reddersburg
It is s-jid that Colonel W. C. P. Breck- has come through, except the dis
inridgc and republican leaders from , patch of Lord Roberts. Meanwhile the
diffeient narts of the state will meet
Tavlor in conference here tomorrow
Judge Burnam and Guffy. republi
cans, while concurring in the opinion
tl-at the courts have no jurisdiction,
dissented from the reasoning. Judge
Burnam's separate opinion says:
"It is hard to imagine a more na-
giant and partisan regard of the modes j illustrates the heavy tasK involved in
oi procedure than is made manifest - holding the railioad. This body of
b the facts alleged and relied on j some 500 British troops, without gnus,
by contestees and admitted by de- which disappeared so completely with
niurrr and 1 am firmly convinced j in thirty-five miles of the great British
1iom admitted facts that the legisla- i army, had for its business to guard a
lure in the heat of aiit., engendered j section of nearly ninety miles of rail
by intense partisan excitement, has way between Bloemfontein and Spring
done two faithful, conscientious and tontein. If it could thus be spirited
nHe public servants an irreparable j away, how is Lord uoberts to ensure
injury by depriving them of the office his continually extending commuuica
to which they were elected and a still Uons?
gi eater wrong to the large majority Gtlier pertinent questions are being
of the electors who voted under diffi- , asked as a resuU of thesc successive
tult circumstances to elect tnese ser-
ue met at the threshold
si 2 1 4 V. n luinlAntlnn I I lin AAllfitC
w nil tilt: luiuuui-iuil inai iuv wui .o
of the state under the constitution have j
iio power to go behind the legislative .
journal and review the Judgment of
the assembly in the proceedings over
vhicb thej- are given by the constitu
tion exclusive jurisdiction and from
vku.- uHunudiu. u. w.c- M"
I1U I'l'ttl Id IllUtiUUll. A itau UCll ItU i
with some reluctance to the conclusion,
and not without some misgivings as
to its correctness, that there is now
power in the couits of the state to 1
icvicw the findings of the general as- i
offices of governor and lieutenant gov- j
.inor as shown by its only authenc- ,
iiiteil records. Many question have .
been raised and discued ;y counsel ;
lor the appellants, but it will be un
necessary to consider uem in view
oi the conclusion we have reached on
this fundamental question."
Murtierrr will tie tiarroied. .
PONCE. P. It.. April 7. At an e. rly
l.our today Simoon Rodriguez. Carlos i
Pacheco. Hermongenes Pacheco, Eu- .
ponio Rodriguez and Rosalie Saltiago, ,
no arc condemned to cieam uv gar
loting. will be executed. Their crime I
was the murder in October, 1898. of ;
Senor Prudencio Mendcz at Yauco. .
I nc murderers after criminally as
snulting the wife and daughters of
their victim, compelled them to dance
.'Lout the corpse.
To Anirrira' Atlvantage.
CARACAS. April 7. (Via Haytian
Cable.) President Castro today sign
er: and delivered to the United States
minister. Mr. F. B. Loomis. the parcels
1 ost convention. It is considered that
this agreement should augment the
American retail trade by $1,000,000
early so far as the mail order busi- j
ness is concerned.
Com! t:in of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Apiil 7.
Today's statement of the treasury
balances in the general fund, exclusive
of the Jir0.000,OCO gold reserve in the
division of redemption shows: Avail- I
:ihln rash lmlanro tlSS TT-; vn::- rm.. '
.., ,..,. .,.v, b". .
Krac-Jorenen r.r Mate. landed n New York, but at that
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 7. A ' t"nc ne.found Ma" 1 more convenient
bill of much interest to the national ' so thc invitation of the Dewey com
Kisard and the militia of thc countrv iaittce was finally accepted."
vas introduced today by Representa- ' iuiator. Adjonm.
tne Marsh of Illinois, for thc arming, ALBANY V V Anrii 7 ti, -.
..f atate troops with Krag-Jorgensen , 'i
IVLRY STATE TO BE RErRESENTEO 1 EnIlsh K. , n B
, fcnsIIsM tacios a Deflcit.
Ilissevt Trans-Mississippi Congress to LONDON, April 7. On the third
HOCSTONex "ApriW.-Secretarv ' rf dins of the finance bi n tie house
Bichardson has now received assur- of commons today the chancellor of the
m.tes from the governors of every j excheauei. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach.
Mate and territory west of the Miss- gave a revised estimate for 1900, the
i' 'PP tbat official delegates to repre- i revenue being placed, at 127,520.000
nnt these states and territories will J and the expenditures at 150,000,000
!:e at the coming session of the Trans- j The deficit, he said, would be met
Mississippi congress, which is to be i partly from the war loan and partly
Ik Id here April 17 to 21 inclusive, j from treasury bills. Each week, he
'ibis wil be the first time that such j declared, showed a greater improve
r.i attendance has been secured. The j raent in trade, which would offset the
Colorado chairman has wired for a ( losses caused by the nrematnre rith
i ci-ervaiion ui ruuois tor niiy.
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NEW YORK, April 7. A Winnipeg
rpecial to the Commercial Advertiser
ws: A party of forty Doukhobours
l-:t yesterday for California, where
tl.ry were taken by an American em
p'oyment agency to work for 50 cents
: day. They said they wanted to go
to a wanner climate. The immigra
tion authorities are becoming alarmed
:t the movement, as it is said the
v-hole colony will leave in the course
two or three years. The colonists
i'ave made little progress since set
tling in Manitoba, as they do not like
the climate and know little or 'nothing
IT0 A TRAP AG AN.
tire More Companies' of Brlti'h. infantry
(.'aught by itMni.'
L6NDON: April 7. The Bloemfon-
i ieln correspondent of the Morning Tel
egraph today says:
:'The Boers are apparently inaking
' XlgZ2? aSJSSZ
j torce has moved south through Thaba
Nehu. General Tucker's isolation at
, Karee is more apparent than real.
since .the open ground north of Bloem
lcntein bffers small opportunity for
Boer tactics. They may possibly en
gage him ia distract attention from
operatibns elsewhere, demounts are
LONDON. April 7 LorJ Roberts
reports that five companies Of British
tioops have been captured by the
Boers near Bethany.
The following is the text of Lord
il&berts dispatch to the war office:
. "BLOEMFOXTEIX, Thursday. April
. Another unfortunate occurrence
' l'as occurred resulting, I f-ar, in the
'.uiv ua, a 7C. U VI IIIIUUllj IsUU
'istin .6 Q companies of the
"" tV.T ,BM . compa'
i !lies of the NlQth regiment of mounted
' infantry near Reddereburg. a little
eastward or uetnany railway station,
within a few miles of this place. They
were surrounded by a stronger force
of the enemy with four or hve guns.
"The detachment held out from noon
April 3 until April 4. 9 a. m., and
then, apparently surrendered, for it is
reported that the firing ceased at that
lime. Immediately after I heard the
news, during the afternoon of April 3
I ordered Gatacre to proceed from
r British public is beginning to realize
the immense difficulties to be over-
come even before Pretoria is reached
and is revising prematuie ideas with
lespect to the time at which the war
will be over. No one believes that
it will have e.idod by the beginning
The latest disaster more particularly
untortunate occurrences. The fore-
! ninst it; Wliv fin not flip Rrifish trnnnn
onimni-h "it ?a aicn.o.i that if thio
I hnil Iippii flnnr. ovpn .r.OO mpn miplit
navo heM out unt reinforcements
anlved. It cannot be COnceaIed that
the MmoBt alarm is beginning to be
It is said that the Boers who cap-
j tured the British at Reddersburg be-
longed to Oliviers commando
he has not returned north, and hopes
I are expressed that he may still be cut
I oi:. It is asserted that 4,000 rebels
I surrendered during General Clement's
The Boeis will do their utmost to
ho.,d La?ylran.l and Thaba Nchu both
beinE rich grain producing districts,
VtRIMUIMI WILL DC TUK DKYAIM.
Committeeman Sax Dewej Cannot Haie
III Home State.
NEW YORK. April 7. B. B. Smal
ley democratic national tommittee-
man from Vermont and formerly sec-
retarv of the democratic national com-
mittee. in an interview upon Admiral
Dewev's candidacv for president, said
inat the delegates from Vermont
Dewey's home state will ue for Wil
liam J. Bryan. He said: "It has long
iPn apparent to me that the nominees
injs year will be William McKinley
and William Jennings Bryan. The
Vermont democratic convention will
be held in June at Montpelier and the
delegation will be instructed to vote
lor Mr. Bryan, regardless of the can
didacy of Admiral Dewey.
BEWEVS WELCOME TO CHICAGO.
Grand Army Heady to tireet Him as a
CHICAGO. 111.. April 7. Should the
Dtwey committee finally decide, ow-
J mg to the admiral's aspirations, not to
welcome him May 1 in Chicago, the
Grand Army of the Republic will in
vite him. as a presidential candidate,
to attend the great encampment to be
held in Chicago in August.
"The Grand Army men are anxious
to have Admiral Dewey attend the en-
. """ "'u iui u. naiimr.
, .. . ,..., cvutm
cnairmnn rr tha mun
today. "We invited him when he first
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drawal of bonded goods.
For Congress to Rale Tracts.
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 7
Representative Jenkins of Wisconsin,
who is second in rank on the house
sub-committee on trusts, today intro
duced a proposed amendment to the
constitution giving congress control of
all private corporations, co-partnerships
and joint stock companies in' the
United States, and also giving congress
power to define, regulate, control, pro
hibit, repress and dissolve all trusts
and monopolies and combinations, of
conspiracies 'to monopolize any part
of trade or commerce.
I PLOT TO KILL PRINCE
Sipido Beems Inclined to Make Confession
ef tiie Whale Basiness,
AH ACCOMfllCE IS UNDCR AlRf ST
lie Atiaiit. That lie Sold a Revolver to
the tritoaer Slpldo Isaorem father
Appeal. He t'ontlatie. Ml Ueflaat At
tlstnle hut Tell an Incoherent Tale.
BRL-SSELS, April C One of Sipido's
accomplices i.as been arrested and in
terrogated by the commissary of police,
aipido seems inclined to make a con
fession and judging from his latest
statements the outrage was the out
come of a plot.
Three of the associates are known.
One of 'the "persons arrested has con
fessed that he sold the revolver to
Sipido. His name is Meert.
He admits that he had a conversa
tion with Sipido on the subject of the
outrage on the prince, but protests that
the words were spoken in jest. The po
lice are seeking other accomplices.
The attempt at the assassination of
the Prince of Wales yesterday was the
sole topic of conversation in the
btiects, in the cafes and theaters last
evening. Everywhere regret and deep
indignation were manifested and satis
faction at the failure of the criminal's
attempt was unanimously expressed,
it is said that when the crowd rushed
a Sipido he received a blow from
someone's fist in the face which drew
One version of Sipido's statement is
that he declared that he committed the
net because he was an anarchist and
he did not allude to South Africa.
The Patriote says: "Investigation
pioves premeditation. The interroga
tion of the prisoners lasted four hours
and it shows that he was instigated by
an unknown person, who persuaded
him to buy a pistol on Sunday in the
Old Market for 3 francs. Accompanied
cy this person, Sipido went on Tuesday
to a meeting in the Flemish theater
and then to the Maison du Peuple,
where they had drinks. Then they
v.ent to a wine shop, where Sipido
wrote a letter say ing he had obtained
employment He then went to the rail
v ay station and asked the hour of the
ai rival of the train. Later he entered
a cafe and loaded his revolver in the
lavatory. Sipido refused to give the
ni.me of his companion, who, he said,
was a young man some years older
than himself. After Sipido was locked
up the magistrates went to the house
of his parents.
According to the Etoile Beige. Sipido
explained his motive as follows: "For
a long time I have thought that the
ambitious men who are unchaining
war sacrifice so many lives that they
deserve to be punished. Those men
should suffer the penalty of retaliation.
When I learned by the papers that the
pi i nee was going to pass through Brus
sels I immediately resolved to become
the avenger of humanity and to kill
this assassin. On Sunday I made up
my mind to carry out my project. I
regret that I have not accomplished it
as I desired."
The magistrates, struck by the inco
herency of the story, are convinced
that Sipido does not tell the whole
truth and wishes to save someone. ue
magistrates are going to verify the
prisoner's statement. The commitment
charges the prisoner with an attempt
Jean Baptiste Sipido was not sub
mitted to a further examination today.
His attitude is dejected and he appears
very tired, having had little sleep. He
expressed no regret at his crime, but
has repeatedly asked permission to see
his mother. No interview between
them will be allowed for some days.
HAY PROTESTS TO TURKEY.
Kdlet Kxrlridlng Ameriraa Pork Brings
an Emphatic Note.
WASHINGTON. April 6 Secretary
Hay has addressed a vigorous protest
to the Turkish government against the
ptoposed application of an edict exclud
ing American pork from Turkey. The
note entered an emphatic denial of the
pretense of the unwholesomeness set
up against pork as a basis for the ex
clusion and pointedly makes it neces
sary for the Turkish government to
support its contention by adequate evi
dence before it can enforce the edict
without serious results. The officials
here are confident, because of the re
sult of the complete failure of the Ger
man health officers to make good such
assertions respecting our meats .be
lieving that the Turkish government
can make no better showing.
Bill for Military Camp.
WASHINGTON, April 6 A hill was
introduced in the senate today by Haw
ley authorizing tne secretary of war to
make surveys for the establishment of
camp grounds in the north, cast, south
and west for the training of soldiers of
the United States and the national
guard. The bill provides that the
camps when established shall be sup
plied with all modern conveniences.
Credentials of Senator Presented.
WASHINGTON. April 6. In the sen
ate today Senator Jones of Arkansas
presented the credentials of J. C. S.
Blackburn as a senator from Kentucky
for the term of six years, beginning
March 4, 1901. Mr. Jones said as the
ciedentials were long he would ask
that they be printed in the Record as
Will Fight to the End.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 6. Gov
ernor Taylor spent today in this city
in consultation with personal and po
litical friends. Adjutant General Col
lier came down from Frankfort to meet
the governor. General Collier reiter
ated that Governor Taylor will not re
linquish bis position until the United
States supreme court passes on the
case. The latest report from the court
of appeals is that a decision in the
governorship case may be expected
Will Close on Sanday.
NEW YORK, April 6. At today's
session of the Newark conference.
Jiethodist Episcopal church. Dr. I. W.
Hathaway, president of the American
Sabbath Union, announced that he had
just come from Washington, waere he
had called on President McKinley. The
president, he said, had informed him
that the United States builuings at the
Paris exposition would be closed on
Sundays. This statement was received
with applarse by the members of the
ADMMAL TALKS AiODT IT.
f atfaeaeetl He 0ya by Many Latter and
WASHINGTON. April 5 Admiral
Dewey tonight expressed himself as
ery much gratified over the manner
in which his announcement to be a
candidate for the presidency has been
received by bis friends.- His nUMIt
likewise indicated the fact as his efcat-'
ted with a reporter at his home this
evening. Many telegrams have come
to him today, particularly from the
MUth. and some also from the far
west, endorsing his course and statins
that he will receive the support of the
signers in the campaign which he Will
The admiral was in excellent humor
And talked interestingly of a number
of things in connection with his pro
posed candidacy though concerning
most questions asked him he requested
that nothing ,besaid at this, time.., a,
in due timehewould mate a"stale
nent to the public.
"Why is it, admiral, that you have
decided to become a candidate for the
presidency?" he was asked.
"Really on that point there is noth
ing to add to what has been printed
en the subject. If the American peo
ple want me to be ii.eir candidate for
this high office I shall gladly serve
them. My determination to aspire to
it was influenced by my many friends,
who have written me letters suggest
ing that I should be a candidate. These
communications have come from all
ever the country, some from New
York, a large number from the south,
and some from the Pacific coast. It
v.as in response to these suggestions
that I have taken the course an
"Since the announcement was made
I have received a number of telegrams
from my friends commending the ac
tion I have taken and promising me
tr-elr support. I am deeply gratified
to them for their kindness. These
are the considerations which have
uiged me to change my mind from
the original statement I made on my
return from Manila that I would not
be a candidate for the office."
"Now tell me something about your
plans for the future," suggested tne
"On that point I am not yet pre
pared to make any statement," an
swered the admiral. "I am consulting
with my friends as to the course to be
pursued. When the proper time ar
rives I will make a statement of my
intentions as to the future, and this
will be very soon. Pending that I
prefer not to say anything for publi
cation regarding them."
"Will the announcement of your
c.ndidacy for .the presidency make any
change in the plans for your trip to
Chicago and other western cities?"
"Not at all. The cordial invitations
which I have received from those citie3
to visit them during the coming spring
and which I have accepted I expect to
fulfill. The assurances of regard con
veyed by them are very gratifying to
me and I certainly want to show the
people that I appreciate their kind
ness." Admiral Dewey has some very de
cided opinions on matters of public mo
ment and while expressing them in
private prefers not to make any public
announcement of tbem at this time.
Platforms for parties, he believes, are
not made by candidates for the high
office of president. In connection with
his determination to run for office the
admiral greatly relies on the warmth
of the receptions he has received
throughout the country, including the
COMMITTEE LOCK HORNS.
Differences Crop Ont in the Coenr
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 5. The
tioss-examination of Frederic Bur
bridge, manager of the Bunker Hill
.nine, was continued in the Coenr
d'Alene investigation today. There
vere frequent animated controversies
letween members of the committee.
One of these occurred over the author
ity of Mr. Crosthwaite, one of the pri
vate counsel, to appear. He denied
that he represented the Bunker Hill
mine or General Merriam. and he was
etained and paid by Governor Steu
nenberg. Representatives Hay and
Pick also joined issue over the extent
of the inquiry. Mr. Hay contending
that it was being curtailed to the
prejudice of those making the charges,
while Mr. Dick insisted that some lim
itation was essential in order to get
through. During Mr. Burbiidge's tes
timony he stated that he was not a
ilnited States citizen at the time he
cecame manager of the mine, but was
ndmitted to citizenship th? following
Flan to Xoaainata McKinley.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Anril 5
From the highest sources it is learned
that the program agreed on by re
publican leaders is to make Mr.Wol
cott of Colorado temporary chairman
and Mr. Lodge permanent chairman
cf the republican national convention
nnd let Mr. Depew make the nominat
ing speech for President McKinley.
Honors for Gen Maaderson.
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 5.
The president has appointed the fol
lowing board of visitors to the United
States military academy:
General Charles F. Manderson. Ne
braska; General Anson McCook, New
York: Prof. Abram C. Kaufman, South
Carolina; Colonel William C. Church.
New York; Rev. Henry D. Curtis.
Ohio; Prof. D. F. Houston, Texas, and
Dudley Evans. New Jersev.
Fence Again in the Senate.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 5.
Peace was restored in the senate today
before the body convened and during
the proceedings of the session there
was only a reminder of the harsh
language used just before adjourn
ment yesterday. The session opened
with a lively and interesting discussion
cf the status of the Quay case, in the
course of which Wolcott apologized
tor the language he had used yester
day, disclaiming any intention of
being offensive to anybody, least of all
to his friend, Lodge.
Clnciaaatl Weald Take It.
CINCINNATI, O.. April 5. Clonel
W. B. Melisb, who was at the head of
the movement to secure for Cincinna
ti the national democratic, convention
when informed of the destruction of
the Kansas City hall, said it was an
ungracious thing to attempt to profit
by the misfortune of a sister city, but
if the situation made it necessary for
the democrats to look elsewhere for
accommodattaas, Cincinnati: stood
ready with her unrivaled Saengerfest
and Music jjalls to offer her hospitali
ties to the homeless.
And Lesntrd Kepnart Hai Been le
leated From the Pn.
HAN AWAY FOR HALF OF A YFAl
Btft the Coart Held tbat This Time la
to Be C'oaated in Ilia four Yeara
Term of IwprUoniueat-A 4)aestlon
Barely Before the Court SlUcclla
aeeas Xebraaka Matters.
LINCOLN, Neb.. April 5. Leonard
Kepnart, sentenced" in Otoe county to
four years in the penitentiary for as
sault, was ordered released by Judge
Holmes. Kepnart escaped after sen
tence was passed and was not delivered
to the penitentiary authorities until
six months afterwards. He claimed
that Warden Hopkins had no right
to extend bis sentence for the time
he was a fugitive from Justice. Under
the law and the holdings of the court
sentence begins running the day a man
is sentenced and in this case it was
contended that the same rule applied.
For the state it was insisted that tho
warden had the right, when a prisoner
escaped after sentence and before be
ing placed in the penitentiary, to hold
him for the full term beginning the day
he was actually placed therein after
recapture. It was conceded on both
sides that if Kephart had made his
escape after being placed in the prison
and been at large six months he could
not hope to get out now, because then
it would have been a violation of
prison rules and he would have for
feited his eleven months' good time.
The state also contended he could not
take advantage of his own wrong.
The case was decided on the demur
rer to the officer's return, which show
ed that Kephart was being held for the
six months' additional on an affidavit
giving the contents of the record in
the district clerk's ofhee of Otoe coun
ty, which showed hib escape. Judge
Holmes held that the authority to
hold Kephart in custody had served
its time and ordered his release. The
question is one that has rarely come
before the courts for solution and the
state may appeal for the purpose of
having it passed upon. Meanwhile
Kephart would be released on his own
Killed ly the Curs.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., April 5. A
sung man named Charles Selby was
struck by Burlington train No. 4 at
Schuyler and killed. The accident oc
curred at the point of the bluff east of
Cullom siding. He was driving a team
wltn a hayrack en the wagon, and
seems to have come down off the bluff
to water his horses. Hearing the train
coming the team took fright and ran
upon the track, the man running along
side the wagon holding the lines. The
team had crossed the track before the
engine struck the man, which threw
htm some distance, breaking his left
leg, and his head struck a large rock.
His neck was broken. The train car
ried away all but. the front wheels
f the wagon. The horses escaped in
jury. Faithfal to the Creed.
FREMONT, Neb., April 5. Chris
Anderson, one of the oldest settlers
of this city, died aged 73 years. His
death ends a remarkable life and fur-
nisaes a striking illustration of the
pcvier of the Mormon church in gain
ing control, over its converts. The de
ceated embraced that faith while a
young man in Denmark, and coming
to this country he made a pilgrimage
to Salt Lake City in the '60s on foot
and wheeling a wheelbarrow. Becom
ing dissatisfied he escaped from Utah,
but nearly all his life has been in
consent dread of being pursued and
killed by the "Avenging Angels" he
had lven taught to fear.
Farm Work iu the State.
FREMONT, Neb.. April 5. Farmers
have commenced? putting in jsmall
grain this week and if the weather
continues good nearly all the oats and
spring wheat will be in the ground
within the next ten days except on
the bottoms. The rain of the last last
eek le?t the ground in good condi
tion. The acreage of beets put in by
farmers will be some smaller than
last year, which will be more than
made up by the increased acreage put
in by the Standard Cattle company.
For the Aid of India.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 5. Governoi
Poynter has issued a proclamation
calling upon the people of the state
to contribute to the relief of the starv
ing people of India. He has designat
ed J. H. Auld, cashier of the City Na
tional bank of Lincoln, as custodian
of the fnnds and all contributions are
to be sent to him. G. L. Hosford of
University Place has been designated
to take charge of the relief work and
the collection of funds.
Damage to Rip-Rap.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. April 5.
Owing to a sudden rise in the river
at this point, some damage was done
to the rip-rap work being done by the
government. A number of the brush
mats and piling were washed out. The
forces were to have moved today, but
they will have to remain some times
longer to repair the damage done.
They go from here to Omaha.
Arrested for Illegal Voting.
HOLDREGE, Neb.. April 5. George
Spangler. who travels for Paxton &.
Gallagher, was arrested here charged
with illegal voting. He was arraigned
and the case continued to April 20.
Falls Exhausted Into the Fire.
COLUMBUS. Neb., April 5. Fred
Gerber, a well-to-do Swiss farmer liv
ing in Loup township, met his death
in a peculiar manner. He set fire to
seme grass to back fire from around
his property. The fire got beyond his
control and he overexerted himself and
fell exhausted in the fire. He was
overcome by smoke and suffocated.
He had been dead a number of hours
when found. He was 67 years old,
was a member of the Grand Army,
had lived in this country for thirty
years and leaves a wife and severr.1.
U. P. Trains for Portland
OMAHA, Neb., April 5. April 22 i3
the date decided upon for the Lnion
Pacific to inaugurate its double daily
through Chicago-Portland train service
over the Oregon Short Line and the
Oregon Railway & Navigation com
pany. Efforts were made to have it
begin April 15, but since four inter
ested railroads bad to act upon the
matter, more time had to be taken.
At present No. 1 going west, and No,
. going east, are the only Portland
trains. Any other train means a wait
of fifteen hours at Granger, going west,
or nine hours, going east.
AT THE STATE CAT.TAI.
te XewsaadXetes rroa the tfeat
LINCOLN. Neb,, Anril 7. After serv
ing two years and two months of his
five-year sentence in the state peniten
tlary Benjamin Mills of Harlan county
.a--i .u.1 A tl - ... a"Vh.ejkAe DavM.
S TL -uET-
prisoner and his wif, Mill was pres
ident of the Republican City bank. At
that time his cousin, James Whitney,
was treasurer of Harlan couiity. Mill?
borrowed county money from his
ousin for the use of the bank. Whit
iey was tried befote a jury mtJ fouix!
.guilty on the charge of embezzlement
of county funds. He was sentenced to
a term of three years in the peniten
tiary. Mills was then tried on the'
charge of being an accessory to the
embezzlement and found guilty. Al
though the sum in which be was in
volved .was hundred of dollars less
than that which Whitney had embez
zled, the man was sentenced Jo five
years in state's prison. He was twice
rut on parole by Governor Poynter.
The appeal of D. E Thompson from
the Union States hank of Harvard a
jecting his application for water from
the Platte river for irrigation and
power purposes was dismissed! by the
State Board of Irrigation. Mr. Thomp
son proposed to construct a canal from
a point near Linwood, on the Platte,
The State Banking board designated
the Union State bang of Harvard a
Etate depository. A bond of $30,000
was filed and approved by the board.
Robert E. Davis, the student who
mysteriously disappeared from this
city Tuesday night, has been located
at his home in Fairbury. He left Lin
coln unexpectedly without notifying
Kraft Charged WltU Anaalt.
O'NEILL, Neb.. April 7. Jacob
Kraft was before the count court for
1 reliminary hearing upon the charge
rf criminal assault. Fay Munt being
the complaining witness. This is an
other chapter of the Stuart case, in
vrhich William Fuller was bound over
over to the district court upon the
charge of assault upon the same girl.
As many as eight of the young man
of the town have been implknid by
testimony of the young woman. Near
ly every business man of Stuart, be
sides other representative men. to the
number of about thirty, were in the
city to attend the Kraft hearing on
tiehalf of the defendant. A number of
tl.era were interviewed, and all ex
pressed he opinion that the prosecu
tion is either malicious or that thc
iharge is for the purpose of blackmail.
The defendant is a man of about 45
years, and has a family. He is a stock
man and reputed to be well off finan
cially. Contracts for Raising Beets.
SOUTH OMAHA, April 7. J. F.
Weybright, a representative of the
beet sugar factory at Ames, is in the
city for the purpose of making con
tracts with farmers in this vicinity for
the raising of beets. A tour through
the territory tributary to South Omaha
is being made by Mr. Weybright under
the direction of the South Omaha Com
mercial club. One member of the club
will accompany Mr. Weybright in his
travels each day for the purpose of in
troducing him to farmers. An effort
will be made to secure as many con
tracts as possible for the raising of
beets this summer.
Trntu Collides With Wasou.
BRAINARD, Neb.. April 7. Joseph
Jacob, a Bohemian farmer living about
three miles north of this place, started
home about 6:15 o'clock, and when
about three blocks out of town, while
crossing the Fremont. Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley railroad track, was struck
by a south-bound passenger train.
Jacob was thrown out of the wagon
?nd badly bruised. He was picked up
by the train crew and taken into town
and all that medical aid could do was
done. His recovery is very doubtful.
The team was unhurt, but the wagon
was entirely wrecked.
Monkey Starts tiie.
GENEVA, Neb.. April 7. A fire
alarm was sent in from the residence
of Dr. J. W. Puckett. A few neighbors
had run in with buckets and had the
fire under control before the firemen
arrived. The origin of the fire is a
mystery as no one was at home except
a Philippine monkey, which is sus
pected by many of being guilty of the
mischief. The building was damaged
to the amount of twenty-five or thirty
dollars, but the monkey did not lose a
Loses Ills Parse and Fine.
OMAHA. Neb.. April 7. John Sny
der, a thrifty farmer from the interior
of the state, came to Omaha Sunday,
and thinking to economize on hotel ex
penses put up at a cheap lodging house
en South Thirteenth street. As is often
the case, however, he found that the
cheapest is the most expenaive in the
end, for that night's lodging cost him
$11 and a briar pipe.
Volunteer Soldier Dead.
FULLERTON, Neb.. April 7. Ches
ter A. Adams, one of company Bs
youngest members, died at the home or
his father in this city of chronic diar
rhoea, which disease he contracted
while soldiering in the Philippines.
Young Adams was raised in this city
and was universally liked. He was a
young man of sterling worth and th4
very best of habits.
Presbytery at Nebraska City.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. April 7.
The annual meeting of the Nebraska
Presbytery of the Presbyterian church
was held here. About sixty ministers
were in attendance. The officers elect
ed for the ensuing year were: Dr. W.
M. Hindman of Lincoln, moderator;
Rev. W. H. Parker of Table Rock, Rev.
J. H. Daulsberry of Gresham, clerks.
Dr. Hindman and Rev. M. Gilmore, F.
R. Frazier and I. S. Tyson weie elect
ed delegates to the National Presbytery-
The next meeting will be held in
Stock Industry Flourishing.
LONG PINE, Neb., April 7. In
creased activity is now apparent in
railroad affairs, owing to the advent
of spring and the prospects for a good
business this summer. Several bridge
and stock yards gangs are being made
up to start from here soon and diffi
culty is being found in finding men
to fill the places. The winter has been
so mild that cattle have done exceed
ingly well and the prospects for an ex
tension of this money making industry
among the farmers of Brown' county
are very bright.
., LANG IS OPT FOR GOOD
Governor Pojnter Will Stand by Hii Da-
- cisiom of Last Weak.
h.!N Ami rot stwiMunr.
Stat Board of Transportation Served
With an Order Restraining rttens Front
Bearing Consplaiuts About Kailroad
Kales JlUrallaiicoas Nebraska Mat
ters. LINCOLN. April 4 Governor Poyn
ter will stand by bis decision ot last
week aad will refuse to reinstate B.
F. iJing of York: as superintendent
of the State Institute for Feeble-Minded
Youth at Beatrice. A delegation
headed by Lieutenant Governor Gil
bert and Judge Bates of York and ex
Mayor E. A. Kretsluger of Beatrice,
and Including about a dozen nltizens or
York, called on Governor Poynter and
pleaded for leniency on behalf of Lang.
At the close of the conference. Gov.
ernor Poynter said that he had no
decision other .than the one rendered
It has been quietly intimated tbat
I'nletrt he was reinstacd MX'. Lang
would refuse to go cnt of office until
compelled to tlo so by the courts.
Governor Poynter asserts that he has
Lang's resignation in writing over
his own signature and tna he cannot
therefore contend that he has any
lawful right to the office. Lang has
told several of his friends that he has
not resigned and that h does not
propose to be removed from the office
Members of the State Board of
Transportation were served with a
.opy of an order issued by Judge Mun
ger of the federal court retraining
them from entertaining, hearing or de
termining any complaint whluh has
been or may hereafter be filed with
the board, touching the rates of charge
made by the Fremont. Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley or the Chicago. St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha railroads. This
order is to continue in force until
April .1, when the complainants will
move for a permanent Injunction. The
Beard of Transportation is also re
strained from making any order fixing
or prescribing the rates which either
of these companies shall charge for
transportation of freight between
points in Nebraska and from taking
any proceedings for the purpose of
enforcing any order heretofore issued.
But little surprise was expressed at
the state house when the injunction
was served, it being generally expect
ed that the Board of Transportation
would be restrained from proceeding
with the hearing of Lie cases pending
against the Fremont. Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley and the Omana roads,
both of which were recently contin
ued. The case of the Business Men's as
sociation of Norfolk against the Omaha
read has been lost in the mass of
railroad rate litigatioa.
State Capital ?Cotes.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 4. Treasurer
Meserve has issued a call for general
fund warrants registered from 5.1.171
ti 33.370. payable April 10. The
amount covered is $40,000.
Two of the bondsment of ex-County
Treasurer J. W. Lynch of Platte coun
ty were at the state house with a view
to effecting a corapiomise with thc
state of the claim covering the short
age of that official, amounting to ap
pioximately $13,000. Lynch 's short
age was in the neighborhood of $.0,
900, of which amount $17,000 belonged
to the county and the balance to the
state. The county funds were paid by
the bondsmen, hut the state has not
ell Under the Wheels.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. April 4. Martin
Jensen, a baker, twenty years old, who
has been employed the past six months
at Humphrey, stole a riae with a com
panion Saturday night on the Union
Pacific accommodation train, and felt
under the wheels at Piatte Center.
Both legs were badly mangled. He
was brought to the hospital here a rift
jfie leg was amputated soon after
midnight. Attendn gsurgeons hope
to save the other, but are not sure
that they can.
Funds for India Sufferers.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb., April 4. A mass
meeting called for the purpose of
raising funds for relief of the India
famine sufferers resulted in the sum
of $130 being raised by the people ot
Cambridge and vicinity. This town
has always responded liberally when
appealed to for the relief of suffering
Mexican War Veteran Dead.
GRETNA. Neb., April 4. John Fal
lon, an old citizen, died of heart fail
ure at the home of his daughter at
WatervlHe, Kas., Sunday morning. The
remains were brought to this place
this morning and buried in the Cath
o'.is cemetery. Mr. Fallon was a vet
eran of the Mexican war.
Wat. Falter Is Ifonnd Ovrr.
O'NEILL, Neb., April 4. William
Fuller had bis preliminary hearing
in the county court upon the charge
of statutory rape of the person of Ivy
Mount and was bound over to the dis
trict tourt in the sum of $1,500. The
defendant is about 18 ears of age and
the complaining witness a year young
er. They are both residents of Stuart
and highly connected. The "jdlleged
date of the crime is July, 1899.
Dodge County Mortxige Kerurd.
FREMONT, Neb.. April 4. The fol
lowing is the mortgage record of
Dodge county for the montn of March:
Chattel mortgages filed 148, amount
$43,743.11; released 1-j0. amount $33,
797.63. Farm mortgages recorded 53,
amount $139,956.30; released 54. amount
$94,724.20. Town and city mortgages
lecorded 40, amount $4,799.00; re
leased 26. amount $19,399.73. The
amount of farm mortgages recorded is
greater than any month since registers
of deds have been required to keep a
record of them and are principally pur
chase money mortgages and renewals.
Reduced to Three Cents.
OMAHA, Neb., April 4. Omaha has
won the hardest battle ever fought
against Kansas City from this end of
the line, and hereafter Omaha packing
house productu will take a differential
rate of 3 instead of 6 cents. Thi3 de
cision was reached Saturday by Arbi
trator George 0:ds, who was appointed
by the interested roads to investigate
the dispute with the understanding
that his finding should be final. This
Pnding not alone means much to Om
aha and her packing industries, but
means a victory for tne Burlington,
which first took up the fight.
Columbus State Bank
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