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VOLUME XXXl.-StmBER 2.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18. 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.562.
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. The thing most desired of a Spring
Medicine is thorough puriGcation of
the blood. With this work of
cleansing going on there is com
plete renovation of even- part of
jour svEtexn. .Not only is the cor
nipt blood made fresh, bright and
lively, bnt the stomach also re
sponds in better digestiori, it3
readiness for food at proper timei
gives eharp appetite, the kidneys
and liver properly perform their
allotted functions, and there is, in
short, new brain-, nervej mental and
l)ssees the peculiar qualities
Peculiar to Itself which accom
plish these good things for all
who take iL Art unlimited li?t of
Wonderful cures prove its meriti
Hair-Cent Coin Wnntetl.
There is a movement on the part of
tome Mc department stores, thp Phil
adelphia Record says, to have the
government issue a new coin of the
denomination of a half cent. Signa
tures to a document setting forth the
rceed of such a coin have been se
cured from prominent retail merchants
of Philadelphia, and other cities have
also become interested. The bargain
seeker who delights in seeing things
marked down may eventually experi
ence th1 delight of paying T1 cents for
an article reduced from 8 cents. The
merchants claim that if these days of
keen competition, when large sales
ar.d small profits are the rule some such
plan is necessary. Several individual
fnms in Chicago have issued their
own half cent piece?, which, of course,
tire only redeemable in their own es
tablishments. The government hai
nothing to do with this money.
Home la Idaho and Utah.
lr fall description and printed matter
write to C. E. Krainard, (gden, Utalu
At I.onsfclloWd Old Hoic.
Craige house, the home of the poet
Longfellow, at Cambridge. Mass., was
visited the other day "by members of
tnt Ojlbway tribe of Indians of Can
ada. The Indians were the nephew
and grandson of an old chief, who
died recently at the age of S6 years.
Longfellow was with the old chief
foi many months while in quest for
material for his "Song of Hiawatha,"
aud a mutual affection praug up be
tween the two men. Wabanosa. the
nephew, and Kabcosa. the grandson,
were entertained by Miss Longfellow,
Mrs. Danna, and Mrs. Thome, daugh
ters of the poet, and berore they left
extended an invitation to visit the
royal wigwam, on an island in Hia
watha's playground in the land of the
Your clothes will not cr.ick if you
I'sc Magnetic Starch.
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Dcn't te i coleJ v.th a ickintosh
or rubber cc&t. If ycu-srantacoat
that ill keep you dry in the hard
est stora buy toe Hsh Brar.J
Slicker. If not for sa's In your
tows. vrrie for catalogue to
a. j. lUivtK. Bistcn. .Mass.
Is one cf tlie earliest hcrbiaers of sprtsr a
esaUly sure Indication Is ttict feeSinc crlaa
Sii depression, ilaur swallows of
E are it for n sprint tonic and for a snsixcer
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five. Free ad
-c!re as to patcat-iWIitT-. Sorj for Inrectci"
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Loccmoior Ataxia cos
tjasred at lau Ioc:om
atn-!reiatre)TerTof-Mticnt tfcotu-bt !Rt-uRl"ie "ay
I) K.CB AE ULOOI AND NEBVE FOOD.
We aie arcat voarrase. .t ice as! T'oi care
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Send to-dar forcer BalonseJj'eafrareJ
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THE IAC0I SGI00L V'TZ
ttelr hncies la tire frrsii-ncatal pnncj-jles of tbc
lao-. and such ur-:elic i ai'tute a tcUbeU
lesal cdccatla-i. For clrcslars aaircss
EDW. BACON. 323 H:iB St.. Peiria, III.
Wtiu CAP1. OTARRELL. Peadea AcdM.
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HSuc-sessfiiy ProKUt Claims.
H-yi DISCOVERY; tlTK
cnldt relief and core wont
-- Eock of tMtlaoala's safi ! BaTS treaxseat
ti VS"""! alalverc, Ta. M
f CANDY CATHARTlCa 2
Hew Governor of Porto Bico h Dodging
H umerons Officeseekers.
UW IN CffEGT THE FAST OF MAY
age Makes Ruliuc War Uepartaicst to
Ketain Complete- t'outrol f the Island
AJ1 of ThU Xotith Secretary Ugli Ap
musing for Outy Collccttuui.
WASHINGTON, April 14. It is un
derstood that no selection of a succes-
f?r i?.."c".!?.ass"tai,t.?c!ta,T. of
nie u nm ue mane until arte sec -
x'tary lone returns to Washinstrtn
from Colorado auu lias had an oppor-
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uatter: - The 'sretarv is expects to
.., lu v.icoo u lutricrcuut: iu lue
ai rive here almost any moment. Jleaii-
wiiile the tide of placeseekers has
turned upon Allen's office ax.il the
White House, some of the applicants
net even waiting for the president's
signature to the organic act be:ore pre-
iifcted with the government of Arto
Rico. The indications are that non- of
these appointments will be made until
Allen has had an opportunity to reach
San Juan and personally look into the
Secretary of the Treasuiy Gage has
df cided that the customs feature of the
Porto Rico tariff and governmental bill ; -J
goes into operation on the first day of Congrcw I'rged to Cire Contract Medical
May, 1900. This decision was made J omcers the rrire.
necessary in view of a discrepancy in . WASHINGTON. April 14. The see
the bill as to the time the act should t retarv of war has forwarded to con
become operative. gress with his apj,roVal the draft of a
This action was taken as the result , bill prepaid bv Surgeon General
t. a conference at the treasury today Sternberg providing for th eppoint-
S'eeVSS,flfn ecretar-ve Mf le- racnt of contract surgeons who have
j;;hn andAssistaut Spcretary Spalding. rc21lWed np vpar's faitlifnl and satis-
The war department has been in receipt
of many inquiries from persons in dif
ferent sections of the country calling
mention to the apparent discrepancy
in the Porto Rico act and caking for an
official statement as to the date when
the duties will go into effect. The con
clusion arrived at applies to all of the
affairs of the island and the war de
partment will retain complete control
and direction there until May 1.
It is expected that Governor Allen
will be in San Juan before the end of
the present month, but he will not un
dcrtake to assume his office until the
date named. i oei'S as written a letter to the secr
The Cabinet meeting todav was occu- I tar-v of war rginK the enactment of
?Ied largelv in a discus5:on of Porto ' the Proposed legislation during the
Hican affairs and particularlv the Porto Pr?se session of congress, both in the
Rican bill, which was signed bv the interests of the service and as a mat
president yesterday. The provisions f r of Justice to a numbar of contract
o'" the bill were carefully gone ovr , surgeons who are now in the service,
and suggestions made as to the ner- satl "Pon whom to a large extent he
soncel of the new administration of the ; ia"5 devolves the duty of caring for
island. j the sick of our aimies in the United
Secretary Gage has already taken I States, in Cuba, in Porto liieo, in
cteps to assume tharge of the collec-1 Alaska and in the Philippines,
tion of th" customs duties and -non an ,
evpex t will be designated to go over,
me island anu inspect the present sys
tem, with a view to making any
hanges either in methods or personnel
chat may seem nec:?ssar.
TACTICS CHECK BOERS
GviUTJl'lii,' r ltritisli War Cbief Itlocks
lnui 1'aiil' Ann.
LONDON. April 14. "The forward
movement of the Boer.- is checked."
sjjs Lord Robert-J. Thib is taken to
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mean not uv ugnuug. uui uy uisposi- j
uons to neau on ineir auvauce anu ;
.. uin. uuic aau . regarded as indicative of a desire to ac
y to .u.uerable posnu the Iace Trustws of the cbi.
Bniich comnmuications. . . a ' nt ,,,.,,, wl, OM
bar their wa
ii the line of
Relief is on the way to Wepener.
The Boer in Natal appear incapable
ot developing an .jggre.-sive movement
Lord Llethuen i. r.r Zwartkupfon
tcic twel'.e miles east of Boshof. and
i- sending .small swift columns through
the adjacent country. Lord Chesham.
tnnimsuding one cf these, encountered
a small commando about ten miles
scuth'-at of Zwartkopfoufin. He
found most cf the farms occupied by
women and children only.
An editorial note in the Daily Mail
avers that Mafeking is in a very bad '
way aud that the hope of relief ib i
4n nrf .- .. r fjyr rt 1 ... . .. rr ' !
The var office announces that 4.000 '
hor.-cs will arrive at the Cape this ,'
ncek. It :f well understood that the t
anims.-, are not fit for work until about ,
ten days after the voyage. Two thou- !
sand more are due at the Cape next
v.cek. The war oflice has? called out
tnc icserve companies ot several in
fantry battalions, which will be sent i
to South Africa forthwith. '
Tlie Uoer peace envoys have docu
ments the Rome correspondent cf the j
Daily News says showing that urgent ,
aavances to ine iransvaal to wage
war were originally made by Germany.
This correspondent also asserts that
Ccint von Buelow. the German foreign
on a visit to a sick brother, really went
minister, who was said to have gone
tc Milan for the express purpose of
conferring wkh the delegates.
TEX S f EVER NOT THE3E
Cattlemen Kelieretl by tlie Itepnrt of the
GGALALLA, Neb.. April 14. State
Veterinary Surgeon Anderson was in
ugalall? yesterday and in company
with C. E. Menter of this place drove
over to the ranch of Theis Bros., on
North river, where the Texas fever was
reported to be. Mr. Ar.-Icrson made a
thorough examination and reports that
Texas fever was not the cause of the '
uer.tn or twenty Head or cattle. The
ticks on the catile were the ordinary
uog ticks, cattlemen are much eas
ier since Mr. Anderson reported.
DEWEY AND BRYAN TO MEET
Xrbraskan and the Xaval Hero Will
Gursts of Chicago.
CHICAGO. April 14. Admiral Dew
ey and W. J. Bryan will meet Tuesday
evening. May 1. fcr the first time sines
the hero of Manila announced he was ,
a presidential candidate.
. -V JJi i t J Brya? S Pfsen
v.as dispelled today when Max J. i
Ricse of the Lakeside club received a
telegram from him saying that he
Trou!d cancel previous engagements in
order Utat he could be present at that
orgjuuzauim ct-ieurauon, wnicn is a
part of a general p.ogram.
Indicted as Vhite Cap.
DANVILLE. Ind., April 14. The f SAN FRANCISCO, Cab, April 14.
grand jury has returned indictments i The populist state central committee
against Elwood Walker, Silas Walker. ! last night selected thirty-six delegates
George Alexander. Samuel Sautecey. to tbc national populist convention at
William Terry. Lee Bolton. Benson Sioux Falls. The delegates were not
Eggers. Harry Swank, Fred Staley and s instructed, but open expressions indi
Jchn lleeder as participants in the cate' that W. J. Bryan is the choice
whitecapping affair on the night, of: of the majority of the delegates.
arch 5. when Ed and Otis Hughes
were Hogged with blacksnake whins. 1.351 Ballets and Adjourn.
All except Elwood Walker Alexander . WELLINGTON, Ore. April 14. The
and Staley are under S300 bonds. The I congressional convention, after having
cases are set for the May term of cast i ballots and failing to make
court. It is understood that one of , a choice or congressman, adiourned
the party has turned state s evidence. lo mcet in xorwalk Hav 17.
I00M FOR MERC! II
Hefcraskan Talked f a Raaainc Slate
WASHINGTON, April l Congrew
man Mercer is the latest suggestion
for vice president, bis name being fre
quently heard in and about the capi
tal." The Star says this evening:
"The latest addition which ROHtU!
gossips have made to the list of avail
ables for vice president is Mr. Mer
cer of Nebraska. The suggestion of
his came has been received with fa
vor in many quarters. The main argu
ment in .hi? behalf is the possibility of
carrying .Nebraska against Bryan.-
There" Is a well defined movement
on foot among republicans to gd west
foi a running mate for McKinley. The
same spirit which was shown in the
election of Henderson as speaker in
compliance with a demand from the
west for recoenltion is beinc mani-
j fested j "Th . , K frwinentlr
Ie.. V ' aai- . Tlie. "aim K frequently
I niir wnvvmiti tnqr vv tvH9jk nnnma-
' 1V V1 vcBiu 11U1I. IUC LCUICI L JSJJU1&
i tion in the republican party has moved
.Bt nt , aiiu.Im .. !, ..
" U1 '8"f inai-e8V
ern republicans must be considered.
Ho, while easterners are gravely dis-
cussing an available man in the east,
western politicians are turning their
faces toward the setting sun in search
oi" a, candidate to take second blace
bli the national ticket Western re-
! PHWicanf. are as strenuous in this af-
fair as they were in the speakership
contest, when in their breezy, western
fashion they so rudely upset the plans
of a number of calculating politicians
of the east.
COMMISSIONS FOR SURGEONS
factory service in the army of the Unit
ed States as assistant surgeons of vol
unteers with the rank of first lieuten
ant. The bill provides for such ap
pointments after the upual examina
tion as to physical and professional
qualifications and the officers so com
missioned are to be subject to honor
able discharge whenever their ser
vices are no longer required. The bill
aiso provides for the promotion of
such assistant surgeons to the rank of
captain after two yeais' faithful and
! sastactory service. General btern-
AN'DRtWS GOES TO LINCOLN.
irt I.rjie f Altsrncp t look Oicr ihe
CHICAGO. April 14. Dr. E. Benja
min Andrews left for Lincoln to con
stilt with the regents of the Uni
versity of Nebraska and survey the
institution, ahese chancellorship has
been offered him. He will decide upon
acceptance or rejection of the propo
sition within a few days. Some of his
friends expect the announcement to be
made at Lincoln before his return
His visit to the university is
I ions to retain Dr. Andrews as super
intendent of Chicago schools were sur
prised when he asked for a lave of
absence to visit Nebraska.
VISITS AMONG R0YAITY
i:uij:eror nt Austria Call at Brrlin Will
lrobal!y Be Keturned.
BERLIN. April 14. Several of the
leading papeis of this city today pub
lish special dispatches from Vienna
saying that the visit which the em
peror of Austria is short!.- to make
here will be iecip.ocated by a joint
visit of Emperor William, the king ot
number of other German rulers to Vi
numbr of other German ruler to Vi-
enn? for the purpose of commemorat-
itic- Kmrwrnr Vnnr-i lntirh cot-on.
tieth b5rthday. which occurs August IS.
T!ie statement ,3 also prinled that the
wil, nav a visit tQ !eana , Ju,
Clark Will ! Rei-n.
BUTTE. Mont., April 14. A special
fiom Washington to the Inter-Mountain
It is now certain that Senator Clark
will not resign. The pressure from his
I Montana friends and legal advisers is
j in favor of contesting to a finish. The
' Times this morning says that Senators
Mason. Bacon and Heitfeld will make
a fight on the floor of the senate.
f claiming that a two-thirds vote is
necessary to unseat him. They claim
that the report or the committee does
not sustain the direct charge of brib
ery against him. They will expose the
character of his plans and he will
doubtless make a speech in his own
Make Quick Trip.
KEARNEY, Neb., April 14. A train
of five coaches, carrying New York
Central railroad engineers and their
wive, passed through Kearney at 2
o'clock this afternoon. The train left
North Platte at 12:35. makine the run
of ninety-six miles in ninety-one min-
utes. including a five-minute delay at
Lexington. The run from Lexington
I to Kearney, a distance of thirty-six
. miles, was made in thirty-two minutes.
D!sbaid Lat Araijr Corp.
NEW YORK. April 14. A special tc
the Herald from Washington says. Or
ders will be issued by Secretary Root
this week formally directing the disso
lution of the Eighth army corps. This
action will relegate to history the last
c the army corps organized to wage
l .--it. nerainc tY-.n Vifll'HnTn rtt SrniT ftm
Eight army corps has been in existence
Io thaa any other corp3 forIueij
sIncc the civVl r. It has been merged
ilito g division of the Philppines,
with four departments, presided over
bv senprai officers. Brigadier General
n.o.oHnr.. Schwan will return hnmr
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from Manila with General Otis
Putt TPannliats far Brran.
MM TWRT0 RICO
lutSt Sccretaff of th Jury Xrad
fcr Oiiil GoTemor.
BE REPARTS FOR THE I SUN!
Gem to Acquaint Himself Store
Thorough!? with t'ontlitloas There '
Tout a Hard Oae to FiU at Preseat
LltUe Time Left to Farm Skelctoa
doerfltaefit t?nrfef the 11III.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April IS.
Charles H. Allen, at present assistant
secretary of the navy, will be the first
civil governor of Porto Rico, uader
th'e" provisibnS of the bill passed by
the house of representatives yesterday.
luocutuch as the ucl hiWcr effect Olf"
tha first of next month, there is but
little time left in which to outline a
skeleton form of government, includ
ing the formation of a cabinet.
Toward the close of the day Allen
was summoned tft the White bouse
by the president and the formal ten-
i fer 0f ti,e post was made. Allen re
turned a practical acceptance. Then
the president and the next governor
of Porto Rico spent an hour in clos
conference. Owing to the fact that
little more than two weeks' time inter
venes before the civil government must
go into operation, according to the
act of congress, it was- decided that it
would not be practicable to complete
the cabinet of the governor in that
time. Therefore Alien will go alone to
San Juan at the earliest possible mo
ment after Secretarj- Long's return to
Washington, which should be on Sat
He will put himself in touch with
General Davis, now military governor
of the island, and spend a short time
in acquainting himself with the in
sular affairs and in studying the char
acter of the men who present them
selves to his notice as proper material
for membership of the new cabinet.
The organic act prescribes that at least
seven members of the council shall be
While the actual appointment of
these o-fiees will devolve upon the
president, Allen's observations while
in Porto Rico are expected to aid
roateriallj- in the selections. As soon
as he shall have established himself
and gained the knowledge he seeks
Governor Allen will return to the
United States. He may leave General
Davis in charge during his absence,
but iu case it shall have been found
possible tc complete the formation of
the cabinet, or even if only one mem
ber shall have been appointed, then
that person will act as temporary gov
ernor. As to his intentions respecting
the administration of the island's af
fairs Allen disclosed these during a
short Interview this afternoon, in the
course o which he said:
"It is true that the president has
asked me to go to Porto Rico as the
civil governor. J regard this tender
in the spirit in which it is made, as
a great compliment, although its ac
ceptance means undertaking grave
"My own inclination and my per
sonal interests urge me to decline, but
one should not always choose the easy
way. There is a patriotic duty some
times to be performed. Lf I can arrange
my atfairs in such a way as to enable
me to do so I shall accept the position
and I shall then be reaay to start at
once for this post of duty tomorrow.
"My deep regret Is leaving the navy
department. My service there has been
of the happiest sort and the attach
ments there for me will always remain
a pleasant memory."'
In the selection of Mr. Allen the
president has had in mind the appoint
ment of a man of affairs and of sound
business experience, qualities which
are deemed essential in the administra
tion of the affairs of an entirely new
government such as is to be erected in
M. Allen is no lawyer, but legal
advice always can be had en in
Porto Rico, when the occasion arises,
and iu fact the organic act provides
for a well paid attorney general as a
member of the governor general's
Advantage with "Federals.
PRETORIA. Wednesday. April 1.1.
Advices from Wepener, where a Brit
ish force is surrounded, say the battle
continues favorable to the federals.
About 1,500 British troops are said to
A heavy cannonade was heard this
morning in the direction of Bultfontein
situated midway between Winburgo
and Boshof. in the Orange Free State,
and north of Brandfort.
Advices from the Boer headquarters
in Natal say that after a heavy bom
bardment the British are retiring in
the direction of Ladysmith and the
federals are going to their old posi
tions. BRYAN VISITS DYING WOMAN
Roapoudf. to Reqnrot that She May See
Champion of Her Faith.
PHOENIX. Ariz.. April 13. W. J.
Bryan arrived here this morning and
was escorted by two brass bands
through the streets to his hotel, where
he was entertained by the democratic
clubs. A rception followed, during
which he received a message from a
dying woman, asking him to call on
her, as she desired to meet the cham
pion of her faith. He readily re
sponded. Returning to the hotel, Mr.
Bryan addressed the school children,
the schools being closed for the occa
sion. For an hour and a half he ad
dressed 5.000 people.
BOER ACTIVITY EXflAINEP.
bo Anxious to Fight They Caanot Be
Kept From It.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Wednesday, April
15. According to information received
here the Boer activity eastward of the
railroad and in proximity to the border
is largely due to the fact that Presi
dents Kruger and Steyn have found
tley are unable to keep their forces to
gether in inactivity, the burghers de
claring they are unwilling to remain
frith their commands unless actively
employed, as they are convinced the
British game is a waiting one.
Would Break Henneasy Will.
DUBUQUE. Ia., April 13. Michael J.
Hennessy today filed a petition to have
the will of His brother. Archbishop
Hennessy, declared null and void. He
alleges the will on file is not the last
one; that there are two new wills, one
disposing of church property, the other
of private property. They bear date
oi January-18. 1S00. while the orig--ii-al
bears the date of January 17.
The new wills are said to- have the
name witnesses as the first one and to
have jnany erasures and iaterlines.
The wills are in the possession of an
RCrORfS THE BOEItS ACTIVE
Xm-A Robert1 fir ottlirAboat the
Reported BtltUh titfettp.
LONDON, April 12 Lord Robeiti
wires to the war office from loem
fentoia. under date of Tuesday, April
10, as follow?. ,
"The enemy tizi bitft er active
during the last few days. (? ont
mando is new on the north bank of
the Orange river, not far from Aliwal
North; whllo another is attacking
Wepenc5;. The garfisofln thre is hold
ing out bravely Rria Jnflicted serious
doss on the Boers. Major Spring 6 the
Cape Mounted Rifles was killed. ?o
other, casualties have been reported as'
yet, The troops are being moved up
rapidly. A patrol of six men of the
Seventh th-agon Guards, under Lieu
tenant "t-Fetherlr.- which had been re
ported missing sine' April 7; has rV
turnpri safplv "
As the foregoing dispatch does' sot
mention the alleged British reverse on
Saturday at Meerkatsfontein. the Boer
telegrams are not crediteed at the war
oflice, gnrfthey are. further discredited
on account of the discrepancies ia the
dispatches, as Meerkatsfontein in.bne
message is located near Brandforf
and in another it is located southeast
of Bloemfontein, the places being 109
General Gatacre's return to England
is accepted being in the nature of a
recall, though no reason is given for
it and it will be associateod in the pub
lic mind with his lack of success. Lord
Roberts criticised his management of
the Stormberg attack, and possibly
Gatacre's having arrived an hour and
a half too late to rescue the Redders
burg force may have decided his re;
General Rundle, seemingly, succeeds
General Gatacre. and. according to a
dispatch from Bloemfontein, the com
manders of several brigade are about
to be changed.
The Reuter Telegram company's cor
respondent at Aliwal North. wiring,at
9:30 this morning, says: "There is no
further news from Wepener. Too
cloudy to heliograph. More British
troops are arriving.''
It is learned that the Boer govern
ments hae formally notified Portugal
that they consider the shipping of
British troops and munitions of war
to Rhodesia by way of Beira. Portu
guese East Africa, to be tantamount
to hostile action. This, however, will
not stop General Sir Frederick Car
rington's force front entering Rhode
sia. Whether or not the Boers will
make reprisals upon Portugal remains
to be seen, though the best informed
opinion here inclines to the belief
that the Boers are not likely to back
up their protest with action that
would bring them into hostilities with
still another power.
CONVENTION HALL GUARANTY
Minneapolis Contractor l'ut I'p a Forfeit
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 12. A
$50,000 bond was today given by the
Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Co.
of Minneapolis to insure the erection
of new convention hall in time for
occupancy by the democratic conven
tion in July. The company agrees to
have the ten immense steel trusses
that will support the roof in place by
June 15, under a penalty of $10 a day
for each day it might be delayed be
yond the time limit. If it should ap
pear to the architect and to the hall
directors that all the trustees w:U not
be up by June 15, they will have the
privilege of having the work stopped
and of calling upon the men and ma
chinery of the steel company to aid in
putting the building in temporary
shape for the convention. A formal
contract for the work was signed this
afternoon by F. .1. Llewellyn, vice
president of the Minneapolis firm and
the hall director.
DEWEY'S PRIZE MONEY
Iral Getf S9.790 and Hit Men $100
WASHINGTON. April 12. Argu
ment was begun in the United States
supreme court in the case of Admiral
Dewey and his men. The case grows
out of their claim for bounty due for
the destruction of the Spanish fleet
:.t Manila, and comes to the -. renie
court on an appeal from the decision
of the court of claims. The court
awarded the men f 100 each and the
admiral $9,790. The claim is double
that amount in all cases on the ground
that the enemy's force was superior
to the American fleet. Messrs. Wil
liam D. King and Benjamin Micou and
Former Secretary Herbert represent
the claimants, and Assistant Attorney
General Pradt the government.
Frick Intends to Sell Out.
NEW YORK. April 12. A special to
the Tribune from Pittsburg says: "H.
C. Trick will dispose of all his hold
ingssomething over $16.000,000 in
the Carnegie company just as soon as
he can." says a big stockholder of the
Carnegie company. "He won what he
contended for and will not remain to
hamper Mr. Carnegie or his partners."
It is said that Mr. Frick and President
Schwab are not on pleasant terms and
this has done much toward keeping
Messrs. Frick and Carnegie apart. Offi
cials of the Carnegie company deny
that there is anv truth in the report
that the company will taken in the
Dcicnan Gets Promotion.
WASHINGTON. April 12 Osborn
Deigan, who was one of the crew of
the Mcrrimac when that vessel W3S
sunk in the harbor of Santiago, has
been appointed an acting boatswain in
the navy and assigned to duty on lue
gun boat Marietta.
All Prisoner to St. Helena.
SIMONSTOi-., -.pr.t 12. Owing to
the unfavorable conditions for Keeping
the Boer prisoners nere, the autnor es
have decided to ship them all to St.
Helena with the least possible delay.
The sickness among the captured
burghers is abating.
Kitchener Huir.e Norlli.
ALIWAL NORTi-i. Apr-. 12. Lord
Kitchener arrived here today and left
A Boer big gun was knocked over
yesterday at Wepener. The garrison
Is holding Its own. There has been
heavy cannonading there again today.
BIottb Up in Havana Ilarbor.
HAVANA, April 12. About 12
o'clock last night an explosion oc
curred on board the German tank
steamer Gutheil, Captain Schroeder,
irom Philadelphia, April 5, which was
anchored near Regla wharf, waiting
The uproar aroused many of the in
habitants. The accident was due to
a bursting boiler, which in tura led to
the explosion of a large tank cf oii.
The vessel was not seriously dam
aged, bat two of the crew were badly
1MB IS A WINNER
Tfc Burlington Boad Must Accept Ship
meats W Council Bluffs.
THE LOCAL RATES MUST i fAlt
This "Leaves tii Advantage With the
llurllngtun Tcaor of ffce UrArr Iutl
ljr Judge Thayer t'rjuk Dii-nuio're,- the
Murderer, lu the Penltentiar fur !afe
Jfeeplns Jlleellaneous Note.
OMAHA, Neb., April 12. frt the
United States circuit cotirt the order
of Judge Thayer was filed ill th ease
oi too umana cz at. j-ouis raurua
against thS Burlington & Missouri
railroad. The easC wa heard at St.
Louis 3iVm the application of the plain
tiff for mandafry t injunction against
the defendant road and G.- W.- Hold
rege, general manager, to Compel the
agents of the road to accept, at Coui-"
cil Bluff a carload of agricultural im
plements"; consigned from an Ohio
point to a station at the Burlington
& iii2Sniri in Nebraska. The answer
fiied by the defendant road set up that
the Burlington & 5IIronri operated no
read and maintained no 2snt. The
plaintiff filed a reply stating that it
didn't know whether the defendant
read maintained agents and operated
fe road or not, but that G. W. Holdrege.
as general manager of some road, had
refused to accept the freight unless it
was transferred to the defendant's car3
afld the full local rate paid, and in
proof ot that incorporated the note of
the general manager in the reply.
The case was heard1 Ci its merits,
the affidavit of C. J. Greene Showing
the position of the Burlington route In
the matter. This affidavit stated that
the Burlington road had. at vast ex
pense, secured A through route from
Chicago, St. Louis and Quincy to points
in Nebraska, and that it is therefore
entitled to regulate the matter of its
traffic arrangements so that the Bur
lington route will receive the largest
amount of receipts from freight traffic
in the territory covered by the road;
that there is no traffic airangement
with the plaintiff road ani that, there
fore, the general manager had a right
to insist that the freight be transferred
to Burlington cars. and. the full local
rate paid before he would accept the
consignment, because if he transported
the car to the Nebraska station the
planti a ff road or the road owning the
car could charge the Burlington road
rent on the cat1 while its own cars were
The order issued by Judge T:ayer i
in effect that G. W. Holdrege, as agen:
of the Burlington &. Missouri, as agent
of the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy.
be compelled to accept the car at Coun
cil Bluffs and to transport it to its
destination, not. however, before the
plaintiff pays or tenders payment of
the full local charges.
lSroti;ht tn the l'en.
OMAHA, Neb., April 12. Frank
Dinsmore, the wife murderer and slayer
of Frank Laue. was brought to Lincoln
from Kearney to be placed in the pen
itentiary for fafe keeping until his
execution, or until the supreme court
passes upon the appeal of his attorneys.
He was brought here by Sheriff Funk
of Buffalo county. It will take som
time for the supreme court to act. If
a decision can be secured speedily and
it is against Dinsmore he will be
hanged July 20. The crime was com
mitted in Buffalo county near the town
of Odessa, but the defendant took a
change of venue and the case was
tried at Lexington. Dawson county.
Dinsmore has been kept at Kearney
as the jail at Lexington was consid
FrflN From a calToId.
STANTON. Neb.. April 12. Cyrus J.
Trent, an old resident and highly re
spected citizen of this place, a contrac
tor and builder, met with a very pain
ful accident on the farm of Paul Bel::,
two miles west of town, by a scaffold
giving away, precipitating him to the
ground and fracturing the bones of his
rigat hip. It is not known at this time
whethere he has sustained internal in
juries. Mr. Trent has a number of
contracts for the erection of dwellings
here and wil lprobabiy be laid up dur
ing the entire season.
Fatality of a Well IJisser.
OAKLAND. Neb.. April ILL. P. An
derson, a well digger, who was walling
up a well, was suddenly taken with an
epileptic fit, and fel ltwenty-five feet
headlong into five fpet of water, and
was drowned, at the farm of P. W.
Swanson, here. He leaves a wife and
daughter and son, grown.
Writes IIuuic From l'hlip-riiies.
RISING CITY. Neb.. April 12.
Ward Grubb. a son of E. Grubb of this
place, has written home in relation to
some of his experiences in the Philip
pine army, which he entered several
months ago, and in which he has evi
dently seen considerable hard service
rnd received several close calls, judg
mg from his letter. He aiso tells of
his promotion. He is of the opinion
that the war is nearing its close.
Orsanie Itcdne Men's Club.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. April 12
At a meeting of business men. which
was well attended, Mayor Piatt was
chosen as temporary chairman, and
James F. Rourke secretary. The meet
ing was held for the organization of a
business men's club, or rather a reor
ganization, and as the preliminary step
Mayor Piatt was instructed to appoint
a committee to draft plans for an or
ganization. Another meeting will soon
I'rakeuian Instantly KillrtL
ARLINGTON. Neb.. April 12.
Brakeman Frank Henion was killed
instantly here while coupling cars. His
head was mashed to a jelly and his leg
crushed. The cause of death was ac
cidental and no blame attached to the
Sale of Nebraska Cattle.
MINDEN, Neb., April 12. A sale of
thoroughbred shorthorn cattle at Min
den attracted quite a large crowd of
stockmen from all over the state. All
nges sold on an average for about ?110
harge Attornoy With Perjury.
O'NEILL, Neb., April 12. Attorney
Dick Johnson of Stuart was arrested
upon the charge of subornation of per
jury and bound over in the sum of
$300 to appear in county court or pre
liminary examination Saturday. This
case cames as a sequal to the Kraft
case. It is charged that Johnson se
Frank Morsett pleaded guilty ia
county cenrt to the stealing of a $40
borse from George Candee on April
6. He was bound over in the sum of
$300, in default of which he went to
INCREASE THREE MILLIONS.
tiroirtt r r.aak Deposits ia
la Oae Year.
LINCOLN. April 14. The quarterly
report of the condition of Nebraska
banks lued by Secretary Hall of the
state banking board doe not differ
materially from the former quarterly
report. The legal reserve on Jiand is
S3 per cent. The bank weie thn in
splendM condition and the reixrt
shows that they are about at a stand
still, though aa compared with tbe re-
port of one year ago the deposits nave
increased f3.001.SG7.93. The deposits
ojvs year ago were $19,252 050.74, while
the rf jmrt of Secretary Hall just Issued
shows deposit amounting to $22.i54.
SSS.Si. At prent there are 409 bank?
and last year ther were 393. Secre
tary Hails report shoari? tne condition
f '9talc an(1 private banks, including
j savings tanks, at tlie close of business
Md?i VI. The following is a sum
l.oun- and discount $J1.HJW ')
Overdrafts ....................... "2J."C !N
Stock, securities. julawnt-.
claim-, t'tc. ...............-----
Due front nation. tl. .state nnd
jTirat banks and banker' .
H.wikinjr house, furniture and
Other real c?tait
Current expense- and taxe3
Premium-- on bond, etc.
Afv-ct not o therm N emmier-
TL. 8. bonds ! hand
.$ 7.tSfcC0 1
. I.'g0.75 03
. :2.ru.yi ?
Capital niock paid in
Xote and bill redi-wouuted
.)M;xr Meet ItaUinff.
SOUTH OMAHA. April U. Mem
bers of the South Omaha Commercial
club still maintain an active interest
in the securins of contracts for the
raising of sugar beets. J. F. Wey
bright has been shown about a con
siderable section of the territory im
mediately surrounding South Omaha
and the results have been all that was
anticipated. Farmer' arc taking hold
of the matter nicely and without
doubt fully .100 acres of beets will be
grown tbi- year on the outskirts of
the Magic City. It is expected that in
a few days a local company for the
raising of beets will be organized with
a view of promoting the industry and
showing the farmers that there is
money in beets. Mr. Weybright is
making his headquarters at the office
of Secretary Watkins and all informa
tion regarding the raising of beets can
be obtained there.
Found Dead in tii Ht-d.
CRAWFORD. Ncii.. April 14 Frank
Shirley, a prominent furniture mer
chant of this place, was found dead in
his bed. Death presumably resulted
from heart failure. He slept in a
toom opening off his store and wliea
the building was not opened as usual
thi3 morning the door was forced open
and the body found. Mr. Shirley came
from Maine about seven years ago and
has .since be-n a prominent figure in
school and municipal affairs and in
church work. He was recently re
elected villagp councilman. He was
a widower and has a son, who is a
prat living physician in Ma-sachu-etts.
tr.iiie Bird Shot at Colnuibu.
COLUMBUS, Neb.. April 15. Dr. A.
J. Bilker shot a strange bird on the
Platte river. He brought the bird to
town and it proves to be what is called
by ornithologists as the night heron
and is said to be seldom seen in this
part of the country. The bird is a
uater fowl of the family of waders
and has a very beautiful plumage.
LINCOLN, April 14. At the republi
can convention of the First congres
sional district held in the Auditorium
in this city E. J. Burket was renom
inated by acclamation for congres.a
and E. A. Tucker of Richardson coun
ty and George M. Spurlork of Ca;s
county were chosen district delegates
to the national renublican convention.
Ki;lit Inches of Mimr.
AINSWORTH. Neb.. April 14. Brown
county was favored with a heavy rain
all day Thursday, terminating in snow
during the night. The heaviest snow
of the winter fell. It is estimated that
eight inches fell and all has melted
filling the streams with water and put
ting the ground in excellent shape for
putting in crops.
A ictiui of -Miootiiif; Kecocr.
VALENTINE. Neb.. April 14. Wil
liam cLester, a private in troop K.
First cavalry, who some time ago .-hot
his comrade. Private Goldberg, was
granted a preliminary hearing and
was bound over to district court on a
charge of shooting with intent to kill.
At the time of the shooting, it was
thought Goldberg would die. but h
has fully recovered.
PupiU Aid to India
JUNIATA. Neb. April It. The pu
pils of the Juniata public school have
just contributed $15.39 to the India
famine relief fund.
Crop Condition at Schuyler.
SCHUYLER. Neb.. April 14. Small
grain in this locality is about all in.
and it awaited several days the late
rain needed to sprout it. An unusally
large acreage of spring whe-at va
sown, but the acreage of winter wheat
i. small. What there is is in good
condition. Many are now plowing
Taken to the Ay!utu
HASTINGS. April 14. Sheriff Sim
mering took Emmanuel Lapp to the
Lincoln asylum. Last year Mr. Lapp,
who is a well to do farmer, with a
good farm and home near the village
of Holstein. changed the location of
the various buildings, including the
house in which the family lived, and
since that time he has imagined that
he is turned around and that it will
be necessary to put the buildings all
back in their former position in order
to bring him right. He is perfectly
rational on every other subject and
said when leaving for the asylum that
it was a shame to take him there.
Nebraska Bank Statistic-.
LINCOLN, April 13. The quarterly
statement of the condition of state and
private banks in Nebraska at the close
cf business March 12 shows continued
improvement in all lines of the bank
ing business. The deposits, as shown
by the report, amounted to S22.25L
SS8.69, an increase of $3,000 over the
same period of last year.
Wade Pomeroy. one of the high
school seniors at Stuart, returned from
Bicomfield, bringing back with him a
beautiful silver medal, showing that
he had carried away, first honor in the
oratorical contest recently held there.
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