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WHOLE NUMBER 1,563.
VOLUME XXXI.-NUMBER 3.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. TiTEDNESDAY. APRIL 25, 1900.
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Belief feat Ca&neL tkosi-Poweli
Lfflger Gamaasds as Mfayi
loeis mtsfwm notMf o.ntein
rnntry In Terrible Canditian xnl Ferer
ls tKK:imatiij- Jt&tmlting Flood Water
Addin ta HartUhipn Cecil BUndes
Kak Unexpecteil Departure Froax
i-ondaa far the Cp.
"LONDON". April 21. New York
VTorld Cablegram Special TelegramJJ
Is Calonl Baden-Po-i-eiL the hero of
ilafeking. dead or sick."
, The rumor Thar he is one or the
other came from Boer sources early
this week. Of cctrrse it was discred
ited, buc it is remarkable that for three
.weeks--now the dispatches reostved.
"from 3Iafeking the lasi dated April
li do net mention his name. Until
this silence Colonel Badea-Powell's
name, his raried activities, his schemes
and his interchanges of hostilities
with the Boer forces investing Ifafe
"kihg. filled all the Mafelring dis
patches. Lady Sarah Wilson's latest dis
patches mak mention of "the com'
nandant." but Endn-Po well's name
is conspicuous by its absenca.
Th war ofice's reply to my inquiry
about the colonel was, "''We have no in
formation." If the war officials had
any eridence to contradict the Boer re
port they undoubtedly would quickly
publish it. Yet that report remain?
That the British authorities should
desire to suppress news of Ead"n-Pow-ell's
death Hf rme as long as possi
ble is easy to understand, fa- publica
tion of it would embolden the Boers to
make a final dash for the possession
llajor Lord Edward CeciL son of
Lord Salisbury, must bp in command
if Colonel Baden-Powell is dead of dis
abled. LONDON". April 21 A cable from
Blqemfontein reports fighting at Ka
ree siding, six miles north of Glen.
T!iis is an indication that the British
forces have begun th1 advance on Pre
term, but even if this were only an un
important skirni'sh there are nianv
other indications thar Lord Roberts is
either starting or has already started
for the northern goal.
A dispatch from Capetown under to
day's date says
"The censorship restrictions have
boen greatly increased, owins to the
mGveatents of the troop." AH the dis
patches bear traces of the strenuous
efforts of the correspondents to give
thir .papers an inkimg of what is
"T1ip Boers south of Blomfontein
arp reported to he retreating. Larce
rcsmandos were seen April 19. near
Thabo. N""Chu. movinff to the north.
The?r prsgrss was slow however, ow-
ihg to the terrible condition of the
country. By way of Pretoria comes a
report that fever is drimating the
Mafekiiur garrison and a letrer from
-ifc-1 uiavor of Mafking say Loni Puib
erts askd Colonel Baden-Powell to
hcii ct unnl llay 20.
WIPED OUT BY EIRE
UuHinrs- Portion of .1 North D-jJtofci
Tottii Entirrly Detroyfil.
GRAND FORKS. N. D.. April 21.
"Werd was received he-e this after
noon that Edinburg in the northern
port ef Walsh connry was burning and
almost Immediately after tho first in
formation came to hand the telegraph
wires went down and it was impossi
ble to gt further mformarion from
tUat sourre. A telephone messoze to
Park River brought the following par
ticulars from a reliable source -
The Sr started at " p. m in the
.rea of Platens drug store, standing
at the south end of the business por
tion of the town. A south wind aided
the flames in quickly spreading and
before anyone was aware what had
happened the whole wwn was ablaze.
It was impossible to learn how the
Several people attempted to. save
their personal belongings, but were
"compelled to abandon the attempt and
nf for their lives. Two women. Mrs.
Landahl and Jfrs. B. J Orson, perished
in the names and cne hi2d barelv es
cined. The residence portion of the
:ity kj uninjured. The cfti"f sufferers
are business men and the people who
occspied apartments above stores.
Freight Rarix Cunrwllrtj.
. NEW YORK. April 21 it is an
2Gunced by a Wall street news azency
that the through freight rates between
zae racinc coas aao an point -uutu
of the Ohio and east of the IQsissippr
river were canceled toiiay All of the
interested roads, including the South- :
era Pacific have issu-d notices to tha
effect. As a result of this action, the j
WnasCGUtnientai rates east Of the His- I
t-issippi river are added ta the rate be- .
tween Son Francisco and the river and f
the through rate advanced in the exact
- , .. j?,.t t.,.i j.;i.
mouct of the arfaed local which
rares from ,0 cents per 100 pounds .
to and more in some instance.
nrfss Wants "uoo.ooo More. '
WASHTNGTON D C April 21. !
.Attnrney General Griggs was before j
the abuse committee on public build-
inzs and craunds today to unte an
additional 33W V0 appropriation, for i
the proposed new department of justice j
" .VitiirttT?- !
"BTvnnvn r -n r '
WASHINGTON. D C April 1. f
Altar extended conferences the house ,
To B-orr Cnml ArmT BUI
committee on invaiiu pensions, of
which Representative SaHaway of New .
Hampshire is chairman, mmlly detar- f
suneu toayio e " """f" r
senate bin 14. l, winches known as the t
"Grand Army bflL" i.ae nnal araft of:
the bin aggregates the disabilities un-
dcr whicn applications may oe man" 1
for pension unper tne act 01 juae -.
ISQ3. The other radical change in ex-"
isting law is uie ai.u.iic ui cite i:
of 'income of a soldiers widow from.
the present rate of 555 per year to a
"actual net inccme of 5230 per year.""
Rale a to Branding UsS. ,
WASHTNGTON, April 2L Congress-
t 7 . 3f K T"UTrrf"-s ?! rto
.n -ui: u .u. i, TTTTn house tsday for the purpose of
half of- the stockmen o. th estate, nas j.- a time, and place tor holdingr
requested the Indian officials" to frame rjjj, tate cenvenrian to elect four del-
islss and regulations requiring stock- egates-at-large to the national ccn-
icn. and Indians an reservations to vention at Kansas City. It is said.
cTnnplv with, the state law with refer- that 3Ir. Croker wffl join hands with
rnce to th handing: af. catttle It is; ex-Senatcr Hill to send, an unrastruct
nrsTTTPf? r-int: amr nrands used, on- ed delegation to n,ansas City. The
--servatiens- are similar to these reg-
??terpd imAer the law. and that thi
.-nditicn cf affairs feas created am-
-ji t--r m i T.- J.. .hmo
tar such, a regnlarion. win he adopted,
Scite iyKatt FiNft:i Wlrh Caa-
WASHINGTON, April 2L Secre
tary Bay recurred to Washington, today-
from. New York. An accumula
tion of. dpammnral basiness awaited
him, but csthiss In. the natnre of an.
ultimatum directed to the Turkish
government aras iseiuded hi the mass
It is apparent that though deter
mined upon positive action the State
; department is proceeding dscorcusty
( and with due precautions against be
ing led iato any position which it can-
not maintain. It may be stated by
' authority that the State department
; is entirely satisfied of the accuracy
of Minister Starus' statement relative
. to the promises made to hfm by the
parte, notwithstanding the attempted
, explanations and efforts to becloud the
f issue by declarations that the sultan's
I while he was In Constantinople, are
couched in. exact terms- his written
statements were fully confirmed D7
his oral explanations to the depart
ment upon, his return to toe United
States., and, moreover, the pledges hi
secured were similar to those made
to the two preceeding United States
ministers to Turkey, in the opinion
of the State department officials it is
mcanceivab.e that three United States
ministers should be consecutively de
ceived in the term of a promise or
should have reached similar misunder
standings. The approval which the State de
partment's latest action seems to have
received in Europe was anticipated,
it being realized here that several of
the continental powers having claims
similar to our own against Turkey,
being themselves prevented from imi
tating any forcible demand upon the
Turkish government by reason of the
jealousy of their neighbors, are en
tirely willing that the United States
government shall act as a pioneer in
this matter ami clear the way for a
prosecution of their own claims.
It is also believed here that the
European powers are hopeful that the
attitude assumed by the United States
may indirectly serve to -deter the
Turkish government from the pro
posed arbitrary increase of 3 per cent
m customs dues which it seeks to
make in defiance of the joint protest
of the European powers. It appears
that cur government is lending its
moral support to this protest, for while
not joining with the others in the
combined note, oar charge. Mr. Gris
ctn. ha been instructed to make
representations on our own account
in opposition to the increase of duties.
MUST PAY FOR THEIR LANDS
Uln;er Herman Halt-n on ch BUI tu Give
'ebciaka sttler a Lift j
WASHINGTON. April 20. Cammis- I
sioner Herman of the general land I
cnlce reporting upon the bill for the j
relief of homestead settlers on that ;
portion of the great Sioux reservation
lying and being in the state of Ne- I
braska. formerly in the territory of
Dakota, now South Dakota." says that
the design of the bOl is to amend all
laws in force respecting that portion,
of the great Sioux reservation in Ne
braska, so as to relieve the homestead ,
settlers thereon from the payment of
SL25 per acre. That the settlers shall
receive patents for their homestead j
entries on the payment cf the usual
land fees, without being required ta
pay any other or additional sum. This i
ilr Herman says, would be a discrim
ination rn favor of these settlers and j
against tho.e in South Dakota upon ,
the former Sioux reservation. In view I
of this fact, and that settlers on In- !
dian lands generally are required to
pay for the lands entered by them a l
sum per acre sufficient to either reim
burse the government for the amount
paid to the Indians or to compensate
the Indians for the lands ceded by
them, thp commissioner says he can
not recommend the passage of the bill-
Tweltf arks of ."; Letter.
BOSTON. 3lass.. April 21. Twelve
sacks of mail addressed to Francis
Truth, the "divine healer." who was
arrested recently, charged with fraud.
nave ceen impouncea dv tne i niteu
States government under the usual I
"fraud order." Many of the thousands
of lerters contained in the twelve mail
sacks carry money for "absent treat
ment." Truth's usual charge was 55 for ab-
sent treatment, so that necessarily the
amount of money contained in the let
ters is very large
Reorganization of the Army.
WASHINGTON. Anril 2L The sen
ate committee on military affairs to
day reached an agreement to reporr
the bill for the reorganization of the
army, with a number of amendments.
The bill confers the rank of lieutenant
general upon the senior major gener-
-. , . Thnr nf ,. ,, f-n
adjliaat eral of the army.
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IAVGC IS WROUGHT IY fLOOD
xuuaa of Dollars Worth of Froprty
Destroyed in the onth.
....... vcr i-r i - -n,a
flcod which commenced tne early part
aInjad caused ac a
coaserTatlve estimate, fully K.000,000
Iogs m MtnI and ulkirR Miss
sippi. to say nothing cf the damage
sustained by the railroads. The ex-
tent of the losses have not yet been
foliF realized, and it may be same
days yet before an accurate rctal can-
be reacehd. for mail coiamunicatian
kas been totally cut off between those
cinuiuc: uicu. iu.e uueiu uius.
the damage done
T unprecedented rains was great.
- fnjm Coluzaht! inss re
.- , ;,,., S3 inss in
rV,r ,.. rnriryr - ?r maTa
at Qm 3fca iiauses
were awar oy waters.
the occupants barely escaping with
their Sves macr- oC azxle
desrrcrre ,33 great, A great manv
ccrton" r. and. mOI houses were
-3,- away. Nearly every bridge I
axaani Columbia was swept down
s:reet. The Pearl river is now higher
man it nas oeen Known tor many
years. Miles and miles cf the New
Orleans- &: Northwestern track: is stffl
WIH Sopeart 3Ir. Bryan.
NEW YORK. April 2L The demo
cratic state committee met at the Hbff-
lenders disclaim, however,, any hos-j
tility to Mr. Bryan. Jx-Ssenaror Hill
is- ncr. so it is declared, ready to sup- j
I Tu-i-r g.-uT and bbtTT ho xcfrh "Rt-ctit I
i this fan, the politicians say.
Wat a. Single Piece of (kbuz&e Ja is
TIE OKftATIONS AIOtT STKW HOT
All Infaatry DWiaioas at Blammtamtmia
Jfow SapaUed With Tenta Diaeavarr
of Caoeealetlirau ami Aaaataaitiaa at
LONDON,. April 2(L A dispatch to
the Daily New3 from Capetown, says:
A gentleman just arrived from the
Transvaal assures me that not a single
gun remains in the Pretoria forts-
The Ladysmith. correspondent of tiw
Daily IfaiL in a dispatch aated. Wed
The new3 of the nature, of the dis
patch, of. Lord Roberta to the war of
fice regarding- the Spibnkap operations"
has created much comment locally, out
no resignations are mentioned.''
The Blaemfantein. correspondent al
the Chranlce says: The requisite re
mounts have arrived and all the in
fantry divisions are now supplied wiui
tents. The Boers in the immediate
neighbornood are quiet, but both sides
are steadily preparing for tu- coming
struggle. Lord Roberts is now ready.
Several lot3 of concealed arms and
ammunition, have been discovered here
this week. Tae epidemic of enteric
fever is abating.
A dispatch to the Mormig fost from.
Kimberley. dated Wednesday, says:
Lord Methuen has issued a proclama
tion forbiding civilians to carry arms
without military permits and ordering
rebels to surrender all serviceable
modern arms by May 6.
A singular message, dated Bloem
fontein. April 9. 10:35 a. m., and be
ginning. 'Via Press Censor. Bloem
fentein." reports an exchange of shots
in the direction of DeWetesdorp. where
the Boers are said to be concentrating,
"after their withdrawal from Wep
ener." REIUILMNG OF IAWS0N
is Very Cnabtaatial Rash to Cap
Xoeae Begins Early.
WASHINGTON. April 20. Deputy
Consul Adams reports to the state de
partment from. Dawson City, February
2S. that in. spite of danger and hard
ship, no less than "GO .people left for
Cape Nome during the winter, and that
thousands are reaoy to eave as soon
as spring- opens. Tne winter was tne
coldest on record. The goid output la
this season is estimated at aouble tnat
of a year ago, or from &iJ,000,000 to
$25,000,000, due to improved methods of
GOVERNOR TAYLOR INDICTED
Charged With Complicity in Killing of
Got be 1.
FRANKFORT, Ky. April 20. It is
persistently reported here tonight that
Governor Taylor has been indicted by
the grand jury and that the indict
ment was returned this morning, along
with those against Captain Davis and
Green Golden, but that this indict
ment will not be given out until Gov
ernor Taylor returns from Washing
ton. BRYAN DENIES ANY ILLNESS
ay Tnat He Bat Sever Felt Better ami
WU1 Continue Speeches.
ST. LOUIS, ilo April 20. The fol
lowing dispatch was received this
afternoon from Austin. Tex.:
"To the Editor of the Post-Dispatch:
You may state for me that the stones
th.it I am in ill health are untrue. I
have never felt better in my life. I
speak tonight at the University audi
torium and next Saturday at Yeargrns
Grove, this county, and on next Tues
day at Wichita. Tex.
"WDLLLUl J. BRYAN."
'eir Gavel for Each BllL
WASHINGTON. April 20 Speaker
Henderscnwas the recipient today of
a. unique gavel from Admiral Hich
bom. chief of the bureau of construc
tion of the navy department. It is
made from the ribs of the cruiser
Olympia. the flagship cf Admiral
Dewey and is unlike most gavels in
being a solid piece of wocd without
a handle, but with a groove in the
middle for the speaker's grasp.
Bryan Will Be aaied.
NEW YORK, pril 20. It was de
clared today by Frank CampbeU. chair
man of the democratic state commit
tee, that the committee had decided
ta hold the state convention in th"
middle of June in this city and. that
"so certain were the members that
William J. Bryan would be the natural
nom.inee for the presidential candidacy
that the delegates would not be in
structed." Meat Inspection In France.
BERLIN. April 20 The agrarian
newspapers reproduce a letter from a
German employe of the Chicago stock
yards whose name is net given, in
which the concerns cf Armour & Cc
Nelson. Morris & Co. and Strut &
Company are charged with conaccting
meat inspection in a farcial fasmon.
A number of fancied facs are cited
and the writer says, the adoption of the
German meat inspection bin wculd be
a blessing to both countries. The jour
nals which publish the letter comment
editoriany upon it.
The Turkish Minister Calls.
WASHINGTON. April 20. Among
the callers en Acting; Secretary Hfll to
day was AJi Ferrouth Bey. the Turkish
minister to Washington. It was und.r
stood that the occasion for this rT
was the publication of the intention of
the United States government to Lring
to an immediate issue th?- negotiations
with Turkey relative tn the payment
cf the American missionary and other
eiaims. It is understood that the pur-pese-.of
the minister as primarilx tc
sather nrformaricn on this subject.
Say Force His Resignation.,
HAVANA. April 20. General Run
Rivera has written a letter appearing
to be largely drenfcitcd. caffing" on po
litical parties of. ail shades to unite
so as to present a united front to the
gavernment ;md people of the United
States, when asking thar-the year 1501
shan be devoted to the formation of.au
independent gnvemment for Cuba,
which shan- begm to act an its awn. re
sponsibility after 1901. This .plan he
offers as a solution of the political
problem, now so greatly complicated1
by the existence of varuius parties
TtmiY MIST MY tf
Prsaecatioa of Claiass for
Aaxeriema Miaaroawrtaa -
WASHINGTON April 13. The
news cf the firm attitude assumed "by
the state department toward the Turk
ish government in the prcsecutfo of
its claim for damages to America
missionary property caused something:
of a sensation in diplomatic circles to
day. Three successive American, ministers
have prosecuted these claims? each
has received a promise of prompt set
tlement, and yet not a dottar has been
paid. With European diplomats that
is an old experience and. they have
consequently been somewhat surprised"
at the announcement that the Unitetf
States government is actually going
to insist upon performance instead of.
promise. Minister Angeil, after trying-his-
hand at collecting- for two years,
recommended that a iiuted States war
ship be sent to seize Smyrna and. col
lect revenues at the custom
there sufficient to meet our
This- suggestion was not seriously
entertained. noris it now. In ie first
place, according to the state depart
ment officials, most cf the important
business interests in Smyrna are in
the hands cf foreigners, not Turks,.
ami a bombardment by a United
States fleet might result in a pretty bill
for damages against us.
Then, as there is still a remnant of
a Turkish navy, the United States
would havp to send a squadron instead
of a single war ship. Such a move
ment would, without doubt, be resent
er by the remainder cf Europe, wuich
could not contemplate with equanim
ity an action by the United States tnat
would perhaps destroy the traits of
many years" work of the greatest
European statesmen by precipitating
a final crisis in Turkey.
Therefore the next step to oe taken
by our government will not be warlike,
but will suggest in a most aignined
manner the indignation felt by the
United States at the betrayal of Turk
ish promises. How this aLtiuide will
bear upon the Turkish minister in
Washington cannot be foretoiu at this
moment. He is so far absolutely un
entangled in the negotiations of thrfse
American claims, but that fact might
not save him from being made tee im
meaiate victim of his country's Iacues.
The minister, -oweverr is very popular
IUJWFRS Atf TO IE PAii fO
Generals BuIIer and Warren to Be Ke-
calleil From Battlefield.
DuOEilFQNTEIN Apci1 ll. (New
York World Cablegram, i Observation
might profitably be kept on the in
tentions of the Boers respecting Swaz
iland. Their alternative pl-in 'if oper
ations, following on defeat at Pretor
ia, includes the empiaymear of Swaz
iland ror the retirement j hair the
Boer forces, while the other half falls
back to Zoutpansberg.
Boer emissaries are already in the
country endeavoring to purchase se
cret information concerning th-3 cav
erns in the Greystone country, whicn
is known only to the natives, win
the object to accumulate provisions
ANDREWS WILL ACCEPT POSITION
Favorable to Asnaaiins Chancellarsnip of
the Nebraska University.
CHICAGO. I1L. April ID. Dr. E. Ben
jamin Andrews will accept the proffer
ed chancellorship of the tmversiry of
Nebraska, unless conditions which
have not entered into his consideration
present themselves. He stated tonight
that he was favorable to acceptance
of the position, but had not notified
the regents of the university of his
decision, preferring not to consider it
final yet Aside from, questions of taste
Dr. Andrews said his attitude was forc
ed by the state of his health.
REIEL GENERAL GIVES UP
Despair of Staking- the Filipinos Fight
MANILA, -xpril liJ. General 21onte
negro, one of the insurgents' best fight
ers, has surrendered to Colonel Smith
in the mountains near Camaling, in the
province cf Pangasinan, where, with
General Macabulcs, he had been trying
to reorganize the Philippine army.
Colonel Smith, with nve companies of
the Seventeenth regiment, surrounded
the free of Montenegro, who. discour
aged by the impassibility cf making
his men stand against uie Americans,
surrendered. Macabulos escaped.
Manilla Customs Receipts.
WASHINGTON. April 13. Accord
ing to a statement made today by the
division of customs and insular affairs
of the war department the receipts in
the PhHippine islands for the months
of January. February and March. 1300
were. January. 3563,503: Februarv
l cable 1. 542H.423; March 1 cable)".
Ex-Soldier Becomes Xnrderer.
PHILLIPSBURG. Kan.. April 13.
Jchn Trimble, a young man about 20
years of age. shot and kiUed his
brother. James, a married man about
23" years of age. The shooting took
place about ten mUes south of this city
on a piece af land the right to the use
of which was in dispute. This dispute
was the cause of the tragedy. John
Trimble, who did the shooting, was
a member of the First Nebraska regi
ment and served with that gallant
body all through the Philippine cam
paign. He returned with his regiment
last August and has made his home
with his carents here since.
HoTft of the G- Jk. K. Veterans.
CHICAGO, April 13. The i-adles of
the Grand Army of the Republic heit
a. meeting at ie Sherman house today
to arrange for the entertainment of
the wives cf the veterans who will at
tend the national Grand Army of the
Republic encampment to be held in.
this city in August. ae plan adapted
is to house the visiting ladies in the
hemes cf veterans throughout the
city; but unnl it can be estimated the
number of women who wxj. attend t
cannot be determined wnetner suffi
cient accommedations cf this a-m m
Waging War- on Oleomargarine.
WASHINGTON. April 1-. A lrve.y
controversy nas been gomg en. cf late
nt the house committee on agriculture
aver the Grout bin placing- a heavy tax
on oleomargarine. The measure na
been in charge cf a subcommittee pre
sided aver by Representative, jjjrimsr
ct Chicago,, who. with w.iairmaa
Wadswcrth: of the fun committee, is
tn the city. Representative ievilie of
Nebraska, gave, notice that ca np-yt
Wednesday he would see to have a.
definite time set for taking- a vote hy
the the fun cominittse-
f AS A CM 1T WEEK
afavsrer, Camaxzaas Were Quiie ExTar
aMe for Paim Work.
swum tms m ml sections
txvcfaifiatiaB. Kangea From Two to For
Xae.hu -SeeiUnc of Wheat and Oats la
tf Srarty rialsbctl la All Section A I
fiaait Seati-off far Spring Work.
, LINCOLN; Neb April 13. United
States Department of x.griculture.
climatic, and crop service of the Weath
er bureaus Weekly crop bulletin of
the Nebraska section far the week end
ing April' 15,. issued, from, the office of
the- section director at Lincoln:
r Toer past weekr has been cold and.
cloudy with, heavy, general rains- during-
the last days at the week. The
average daily temperature deficiency
has varied from 3 degrees in the west
ern counties to nearly 4 degrees in the
eastern. Heavy frost occurred on the
morning of the 11th and the minimum
temperatures were quite generally be
tween 20 degrees and 2!f degrees.
The rainfall for the week has been
vy heavy, exceeding" an inch in near
ly all parts of the state, and ranging
from two to four inches over a consid
erable area. Rain, followed by snow,
fell in the western counties on the 9th
and 10th, but in most of the state
all of the rain of the week fell on the
14th and lath.
The week has been generally favor
able for farm work, and the seeding
of wheat and oats is nearly finished in
all sections. Spring wheat and early
sown oats are coming up and show a
good stand. Winter wheat is in un
usually good condition in most places.
The low temperature of the week has
retarded the growth of small grain and
grass. The rain was exceptionally
beneficial, coming just after practically
the whole crop of small grain bad been
placed in the ground untier exception
ally favorable conditions.
Attacks Lair From Xexr Point.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 12. The va
lidity of the legislative act of 1SS7. cre
ating the State Board of Transports,
tion. is to be attacked by Attorney W.
D. ilcHugh of Omaha on behalf of the
Burlington railroad, on grounds that
have never been brought to the atten
tion of any court. This act has been
the subject of repeated attacks from
telephone, express and railroad com
panies ever since its passage, but all
of the litization involved simply the
constitutionality of the offices held bv I
the secretaries and members of the
Board of Transportation, llr. HcHugh
claims to have discovered several er
rors in the title of the bilL as it was
passed by the legislature, and will base
his proceedings on these errors, not
going" into the question of whether the
legislature has authority to create state
offices not provided for in the consti
tution of the state, as was claimed in
the former proceedings. The supreme
"ourt has rendered numerous decisions
on the constitutionality of the act.
every one of them being in favor cf
the board and its secretaries.
Hanter honr- His IlnmU Off.
STANTON. Neb., April 13. A. E.
Root met with a very painful accident
this morning while arranging to go
hunting. A shotgun in his own hands
.vas accidentally discharged, entirely
levering the left hand from, the arm.
just above the wrist. Mr. Root's home
is at Stuart. Neb., and he was here
working in the interest of the 3fodern
Brotherhood of America and has a
lodge ready to institute. He was a
member of Company K Sixth United
States infantry during the Spanish
American war and participated in the
ramaus charge up San Juan hilL
Woman Pnib.ibly FatallT Burned.
BEATRICE, Neb., AprO 13. Mrs.
Dan Huff, Uving in the south part of
town, was fatally burned while trying
to light the kitchen fire with kerosene.
A young girl living at the home had
started the fire and as it did not seem
to burn weH. Mrs. Huff, clad in a loose
wrapper, arose to assist the fire by
pouring on oil from a large can. The
on caught fire, the can exploded and.
Mrs. Huff was instantly enveloped in a
blaze of burning oiL Her husband
:ame to her assistance, but before the
flames could be put out Mrs. Huff was
badly burned from her throat down, he
face and harr only escaping the fire.
Smallunr at Trennneh. f
TECUMSEH. Neb.. April 13. A case
of smallpox is reported from Crab Or
chard, fifteen mfles west of here. A
stranger from Kansas is stricken with
the disease. He has been placed nnder
strict quarantine in a house in the out
sxirts of town. The sebecis of the
place have been temporarily closed.
Fointer Goes to "lt L-iSr
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 13. Governor
Poynter left for Salt Lake City to at
tend the meeting of western governors
who win consider the matter of the
disnositian of arid and semi-arid lands. I
FORT CALHOUN. Neb.. AprH 13.
The large bam of Matthias Lund, four
miles southwest of here, was struck by
Iishtning. nd burned dawn. Insur- r
Yoanc 3Ln Insane.
FRE3IONT. Neb April 13. Sheriff
Kreader brousrht from Swabnrg a de-!
mented yanncr man who has a. peculiar
form of insanity. His name is WHiianr
Olson. vi he is 23 years old. Far the I
past two or three years he has not been
right in his head, and just about the
time the trees- begin zo bud. in the
spring his malady increases greatly
He-has a. fancy that he has a great
herd of cattle under his controL and
the board of insanity could" induce him.
to talk: of nothing- else. He win be
raft-orr to the asylum.
Death of 3Irs. P00L
UNCOLN. Neb April 12. Mrs. Etta
P00L ife of Deputy State Auditor C
C PcoL died at her heme in this city,
under circumstances distressingly sad-
Mr. PccL who has teen far some thne r
a sufferer from, severe puimonary
trunSles. left for Southern California, r
in. the hope of obtaining relief. His r
health, is so pecriy. however, as to ren- r
der the. chances for his: recovery ex
tremely doubtful. The day after hrs
departnre Mrs. Pool was stricken- with
pneumonia, from which she socn pass-1
Fit fltf. ANMES.
Saw Ckaactikr ofDw Calvarslty Saxa
or His Groand.
LINCOLN; April 2L Dr. E. Beai
ffia Amdreim of the Chicago city
school itdS- awenttd the chancellorship
ci. the state- univri?y Dr. Andrews
com mission takes effecf August lr.cr
about a month nrior to the clc1 Cf
school has accepted the chanceiIors!li l
tnr Chamcellor Bessey will remain, a
th &l c? the institutioa until suc
ceeded by ChnflIor Andrews, when
he will return to hi fanner position
as dean. of. the industrial cdngs and
head of the botanical department.
Dr. Andrews will meet with a hearty
reception, when he assumes the duties ,
of. his new position. The faculty of tne
university iraa very favorably im
pressed by his appearance here last
Saturday and it is generally agreed
that so far as scaolarsnip is concerned
he possesses all the requirements
necesary for the chancellor cf the uni
versity. It is rumored that tt.e board of re
gents trill aae some changes at its
'meeting! "The department or journal
ism, which has been reading a precari
ous existence for tne last few years,
may be discontinued after the close df
the present semester and other slight
changes in minor departments are apt
to be made at the same time.
Claim Ue Reward.
LINCOLN, April 2L The reward (it
$200 offered by Governor Holcomb in
IS98 for arrest and conviction of Frank
Cheesman at Brawnville has been
claimed by J. H. Dickirson. an ex
sheriff cf Iowa. Dickirson claims to
have arrested George H. Ray. woh af
terwards was found guilty of commit
ting the crime and sentenced to the
state penitentiary. The law authoriz
ing the governor of the state to offer
rewards for the capture and cunviction
of fugitives from, justice provides that
the judge before whom the criminal is
convicted must furnish the governor
with a certificate showing tne capture.
Absence of fftfs proof prevented the
governor from issuing a check to 3Ir.
Wan;rh Funeral at Washington.
PLATTSlIOLt.H. Neb.. April 21.
The 3lisses Jtargaret and Florence,
daughters of Hon. Samuel Waugh,
cashier of the First National bank in
this city, will depart Sunday for Wash
ington. D. C. to attend the funeral ser
vices of their brother, John R. Waugh.
second lieutenant Company H. Thirty
ninth Nebraska volunteers, in the Na
tional cemetery at Arlington. Dr. J.
W. Rawiins of Williamsburg. Va
father of Mrs. Waugh, and many other
relatives cf the family, will also attend.
The bedy was started from San Fran
cisco on the ISth ami will be interred
with fitting military ceremonies.
j. P-. Breitims Dead.
FREMONT. Neb., April 2L J. P.
Breitling, a well known citizen cf rre-
mont-diPf? hPnnftpmn m nf enm
days. Although his condition had been
serious it was not thought that the end
was near until an hour or so before
death, llr. Breitiing was bam 64 years
.(.. V7.A44tXl.. . A.. "'''-
t J.l Ft .... tTs !..,.
been a resident of Fremont for about
thirteen years,, coming here from Ge
noa. He leaves a wife and six grown
children, all of whom, were with him
at the time af his death.
AiritatinT- Atkinson onthern
ATKINSON. Neil.. April 2L Rail
road circles are a little agitated just
now. The Atkinson Northern, that
was to run from this paint to Boyd
county, has passed into the hands of
a promotion company. The treasurer ! tne towns tnrougn tne state.
of the new company win came an from '
Chicago the first of the week and has ; wint.r Wheat Look Weil,
gone south over the line that is betng ; FAIRFIELD, Neb.. April 13. A
surveyed tc- this point from Cedar Rap- j steady rain of several hours fell here,
ids. He took with him the funds with j d the sround is thoroughly satur
which to pay the surveyors. j aced with moisture. Crop prospects
Rjcinzc With Death Over Kails.
ALUANCE. Neb.. April 21. John
Wehn of this place received word by
wire that his wife, who has been visit
ing friends at Dewitt, was taken suJ- ,
denly ni and net expected to live, a j
special train was at once engaged by (
Mr. Wehn and he hastened to his wife .
hdairii at a milo-n-mimirc rliri. 'i h
special is rencrted to have made th
first fiftwthree miles in fiftv-five min-
utes. mchxdms one stop. "
millaox at Crah Orchard.
TECUMSEH. Neb.. April 21. Crab
Orchard, fifteen miles west of here, has
a case cf smallpox. A stranger from
Kansas is afflicted with the disease, it
being a mild form. The viDage au
thorities have nlaced him under strict
quarantine in a house at the outskirts
at town, ana tne cncoi nas oeen tern-
porarily closed as
ebra.-tka City Girr Vanishes.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. April 21.
The parents of Ture Sutton, a 16-year-
old girL are greatly alarmed over her :
mysterious disappearance from home
several days ago. No trace of her can
be found by her parents or police. . lie
police are inenned to believe that she
has eloped with a young stranger, with
wham she recentlv became infatuated.
.Special Chases a Handcar.
LOUP CITY. Neb.. April 2L A spe
cial stock: train going north on the
Burlington nearly ran down a sertion
gang about two mUes east of this cirr
When the section men left this station
the special had not been announced,
and they saw it nearly onto them in
a cut. They stopped their car. and in
taking it from the track. John Maria w
had the end of the middle Sugar of
his left hand cut off.
Hi Heart Failed.
BRATNARD. Neb.. April 2L Frank
Scbeslousky cf this place while out
walking stepped inside cf Spahl's sa
loon. He had enly got inside tne door
when he feR to the ficor. Dr. Haynes
was called and was at his side instant
ly, but cculd do nothing, as he died al
most instantly The doctor pronounced
it heart disease. Mr. Scbesicusky came
here abcut six months ago from 3orse
Bluffs and was- running: a meat market.
He was a member cf the 3Icdem
Woodmen af America and a Bohemian
31 r. Tannalitlt saves Her Home.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. April 2L The
wife at John Tannahfll scared a victory
rn the district court here when Judge
Grimiscn made the injunction perpet
ual restraining creditors from seHing
her home just east cf town to satisfy
judgmeirJs wmch they obtained" ac lite
November term of caurt upon the
showing- that the several notes which
they held against TannaMIL who had
then disappeared, were secured by
forged signatures. 3Ir. Tannahill
claimed. 2. homestead right. Her hus
bandTs whereabouts: is st21 unknown.
IK THE UP CLOT
Got. Jrovntsr Delrrsa X" Wao Ssrs
rh7 Taafc -AJaaat VtS.tMM Oat f Waal
UlStbl Cowrj Iowa. Godjraaas W
Crook allowed tXIl !! CM
Xriitt Fcrautaa later On.
LINCOLN, Anrll IS. Goveraar
Povnter turned ovr Edwin 3L Sno
and r. B. Wrizht to Sheriff J- W
Teetera of Washington ccuaty. Iowa,
and the two men will have to stan
trial in Iowa on the charge: of abeam- t
ing money under false pretense ami f
for couatrtrscy.. The prisoners were
arrested SttaaWy at Beatrice., where
they have lived tor aome time. They
have been selling, tie right, ta sell. a.
patent right on a wasSla machine.
After Governor Poynter issued an ex
traditiac warrant the prisoners asked
for time to prepare a habeas cotqus
suiL Sheriff Teeters granted: this t
request, saying that he did not want y
to appear in the role of persecutor,
but later the men agreed to make no
further resistance in return for the
privilege of giving bail bond in the
sum of ISU0 each after arriving at
Washington. This proposition was
agreed to by Sheriff Teeters and. Coun
ty Attorney S. W. isreakhart of
Washington, who appeared as the
Snow and Wright sold a patent
washing device in the farm at a hal
lo v.- plunger. The device is manufae
tnrerf hv Hehbetl Q. Saner af HlinoiS".
The two men sold rights far 31.lM) f
each. The purchaser had to agree to
buy the machines of Hubbell far fl
each and not to aell them, for less
than $ each- Each purchaser of a
right had the right to go out and sell
similar rights to others, thus creat
ing an endless chain. Officers of phe
law designate this plan of operation
as "selling blue sky." Snow and
Wright are said to have said eighteen
rights in Washington county, far
which they received I1S.000. Indict
ments were issued by the grand jury
in Iowa and in hearing the case Gov
ernor Poynter merely' considered the
legal points whether the men were
fugitives from justice, whether the ac
tion against them was far the pur
pose of collecting a debt or whether
it was in the nature of persecution.
He found the requisition papers regu
lar in fcrm and so he turned, aver the
j Han; of Shoplifters Caught.
j ORLEANS. Neb.. April 13. A gang
I of seve!1 snop'tfters and daylight rob-
' faers appeared in town and taking ad-
vantage of the usually busy Saturdav
I crowd besan operations in the different
stares. While a number of stares are
Icsers in only one were they detected
in the act. Two of them were operating-
in P. W. Shea's department
store and were caught and held by
Mr. Shea himself. They were found
to have gotten away with seventeen
pairs of pants, one full suit or clothes
and same ladies' shoes. Most of the
goods were recovered in this case.
Justice Coulter bound two of them
aver to the district court, there not
being sufficient evidence against the
galance cf the gang to hold them. The
whole party showed themselves to be
' old hands at the business, and
doubt are an organized gang, working
are all that could be desired. Winter
wheat is looking fine and pastures are
looking weiL Merchants report an
excellent spring trade. Prices of farm
products are better than they have
been for years.
under County Fair
WAHOO. Neb.. April IS. The board
of directors of the Saunders County
' Fair association met at the city hall
' m this PIace recently and elected P
' ? Church vice president, and nxed
tne uates tor naming tne inir iac sep-
tember 17 to 20. Inclusive.
It also let
! the contract for Drtnting the premium
list to Eric Johnson of the New Era.
Old Soldier Dl.
SCHUYLER. Neb.. April IS. Cap-
j tain Stone of this city died on the
16th. The captain had been sick for
, Ias. Jea or mQrg Bright's
f .lica -Xr tnn -wn nn nf th
-hoys" of 1S8L who served in the
! civil war and is a member of the
j Grand Army af the Republic here and
was buried by the surviving comrades.
Axtel Farmer Insane.
MTNDEN. Neb.. April 13. Angus:
Jchnson, nring a mile north of Ax
teL was brought before the insanity
commission and adjudged insane. He
is a farmer about 35 years old and has
been nving all alane an his
Southeastern Nebraska, has been t
wen wet down.
An eighty acre farm near
Rock brought $o.05Q.
' The curfew ordinance is now oper-
t ative in Table Rock.
I Burzlars have been operating ac
Orleans and McCcok. 1
Prof. Atkinson of Edgar has been
selected as superintendent of the
schools cf York.
Xot Tesa Ferer.
OGALALLA. Neb., April IS. Stats '
Veterniarv Surgeon Anderson was in !
OgalaRa and in company with C. E.
ilenter of this place drove over ta
the ranch cf Theis Bros., on North
river, where the Texas tever was re
ported to be Mr Andersen made a
thorough examination and reports
that Texas fever was not the cause
of the death of twenty head of cattle.
The ticks on the cattle were the ordi
nary daz neks. Cattlemen are much
I easier since Mr. Anderson reported.
they being eoraHy divided as to the L
cause of the death of the cattle.
Toanj Man BUIled.
FAlRFrELD, Neb.. April 13. bar
ren Hancock of Nelson, a boy seven
teen years at age. together with two
ether beys came tn Weweese, sit
mHes south of this place to spend the
day hunting and fishing. Hancock at
tempted to poll a shotgun from the
coat by the muzzle when the. hammer
caught upon the beat's edge. The
gun was discharged, sending- the
charge cf duck shot into the boy's
chest just beneath, the left arm. per- 1
Iforating the tangs and heart, causing
his -instanx. death-
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