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. VOLUME XXXI.-NUMBER 7. " COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 23, JjjOO. WHOLE NUMBER 137.
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Gsr. lautk Ignores the Appointment
Mftde by tkd Lkuteaaat-Goreraor.
NAMES MR. MA9WWS FM I1ACC
Charges Fraea la Method af Aeaalatlag
Clark ta Saeeeea lamself rnUM Is
Wlrea te Washlagtea Bsalth Asks
That Seaat Proceed With Caasldcra
ilea ef tha Case.
HELENA. Mont., May 19. tiorernor
Smith this afternoon appointed Martin
Maginnis United States senator to suc
ceed William A. Clark.
Maginnis represented Montana in
congress in tbe early days of the terri
tory. He is not allied with either dem
"ocratlc factions and has always been
astroag party man.
GoTtrnor Smith says that the resig
nation of Senator Clark was written in
April 'and that the date that it now
bears, May 11, was the result of the
erasure of the original date, which can
easily be proved by examination of the
document. He also alleges that the
resignation was in tbe possession of
Charles A. Clark, son of the senator,
for seTeral weeks.
In carrying out the plot, it is charged
misrepresentation and other devious
methqds were used to get the governor
out of the state.
Governor Smith today sent dis
patches from Butte to Senator W. A.
Clark, Senator Chandler, chairman of
tbe committee on privileges and elec
tions, and Senator Frye, president of I
the senate, saying he had disregarded j
idq revoata xae acuon 01 iieuieuaui
Governor Sprlggs in naming Clark to
succeed to tbe vacancy by his own res
ignation, and saying he had named
Martin Maginnis of Helena to fill the
vacancy. Tbe dispatches are practi
cally Ihe same, that to Clark reading:
"I have this day disregarded and re
voked your appointment as United
States senator made by Lieutenant
Governor Spriggs on the 15th Inst., aB
being tainted with collusion and fraud,
and have this day appointed Martin
Maginnis to fill the vacancy caused by
"I shall prove by my conduct in tbe
future," he concluded, "that I was not
guilty of any wrongdoing or any idea
Miles Finlen is one of Ihe democrats
in the legislature who voted against
WASHINGTON. May 19. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
has directed Chairman chandler to
press action on the Clark resolution
as originally reported.
The following dispatch was received
and read to the committee from Gov
ernor Smith, dated Butte. Mont, May
"Hon. W. E. Chandler, Washington:
I desire to present In as forcible a man
ner as possible my protest againBt the
course pursued by Hon. W. A. Clark in j
attempting to deieat tne action oi tne
senate of the United States upon tbe
resolution presented by the committee
on privileges and elections affecting
bis title to a seat and to protest against
tbe methods pursued by him in se
curing an appointment at the hands
of the lieutenant governor during my
absence from the state under circum
stances and conditions which to my
mind indicate collusion and fraud.
"His conduct in attempting a resig
nation and procuring a reappointment
under tbe conditions as he did. if the
matter was before a court of justice,
would have been considered a contempt
of court on his part. I. therefore,
trust that the committee and the sen
ate will proceed to a proper and com
plete consideration of tbe question, so
that the rights, not only of Mr. Clark,
but of the state of Montana, in the
premises may be determined, and that
upon tbe presentation of his credentials
of appointment by tbe lieutenant gov
ernor the same be transferred to tbe
committee on privileges and elections
for investigation, and that I be per
mitted to make a more complete and
detailed statement of facts concerning
the resignation and appointment of Mr.
The language of the resolution of the
committee directing Chairman Chand
ler to .press the resolution as reported
"Resolved. That the chairman be di- ,
rected to press to a vote the resolu
tion reported to the committee."
RETORT ON JAfANESE LAIOft.
Secretary of Treatary Sends Reapease ta
the Rmolntlon of Senile.
WASHINGTON, May 19. In re
sponse to tbe senate resolution of the
16th inst. the secretary of the treasury
today sent to the senate a statement
from the commissioner general of im
migraion concerning the immigration
to the United States of Jananese la
borers. From this statement it appears that
2.230 of these laborers arrived in 1898.
3.39S In 1899 and for ten months end
ing April 30. 1900, 7.181. These figures
indicate only those who have come
direct to the United States from Japan,
but do not embrace those reaching
this cbuntry via Canada. How many
there are coming in this way the de
partment does not know. but. the com
missioner expresses the opinion that
the number is large. The opinion is
expressed that there will be a large
increase in the coming year. He also
states that strict examination is made
to prevent the entrance of laborers
AateaebUrs far a Faaeral.
BUFFALO. May 19. As a result of
the cabman's strike a funeral today
was depended upon automobiles. In
the absence of a hearse the corpse was
carried in a self-propelling undertak
er's wagon. There were fifteen auto
mobiles in the procession.
Calaa Vtgw at Kaaaaa City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 19. Street
car strikers have entered into compe
tition with the Metropolitan company
manning a small line of "union".'
wagons. But few citizens patronize
The Cahlaet T e -.la;.
WASHINGTON. May 19. At the cab
!net meeting today the question of the
retestioB of the Boer envoys was dis
cussed. It is understood that they
probably will be presented to the pres
idett by the secretary of state. They
will be received with every courtesy,
but ely as private dtiseas.. and act
ia any diplomatic capacity. The cabi
act also discussed at some length the
question of the call to be issued by
Secretary Gage for the redeaptioa of
the ojtstaadise 2 per cent bonds of
the fsaded loss of 1891.
imiAMAIION Of AGIIINALDO.
Ufa gaisaaas Vat ta aarreaaer at Ia
stlgaMaa af Caamlsslea.
MANILA, May 19. A proclamation
purporting to have been issued by Ag
alnaldo and dated May 4, from Pilillo
island, one of the Philippine group
east of Luzon, is circulating in Ma
nila. It says the commission appoint
ed by President McKinley was appoint
ed without the authorisation of con
gress and that hence it cannot treat
officially. It urges the Filipinos not
to surrender their arms at the insti
gation of the commission and on prom
ises which congress may not ratify,
and also urges the Filipinos to enthus
iastically welcome the commission
when it arrives in the towns and prov
inces, asking boldly for the form of
government they most desire, as the
Americans permit of freedom of
Tho proclamation closes with asking
the Filipinos to 'strive for liberty and
independence, and again warns the
commission against deception.
In the Catarma fight, island of Sa
atar. May 1, about 700 of the enemy
attacked the men of the Forty-third
Infantry. The Americans killed 209
of the rebels by actual count. Only
three Americans were wounded.
Major John C. Gilmore and 100 men
of the Forty-third regiment were am
bushed May 6 near Pambugan, "Samar.
Seventy-five of the enemy were killed
and there were no Americans casual
ties. The transport Lennox has returned
here after landing four troops of the
Eleventh cavalry to reinforce Colonel
J. F. Bell. Two troops. Major Hugh
T. Sime commanding, were landed at
Legaspi and proceeded across 'the
country to strengthen the garrison at
Liagao. They found numerous en
trenchments manned by insurgents
between tbe towns and were two days
on their way, skirmishing, dismounted
continually. Their only loss was three
horses. The officers report that they
killed forty Insurgents, but the natives
declare eighty were killed.
MYAN'S FRIENDS IN NEW YORK.
Ceatcatlag De:eaatloa If Reg-alars Are
Nat la Llae.
NEW YORK. May 19. M. G. Pal
llser. one of the leaders of the Chicago
platform democracy, which will hold
a state convention tomorrow, outlined
"It is our purpose," he said, "to re
affirm the Chicago platform, add to it
planks on anti-imperialism and trusts,
call on the regular democratic state
convention to instruct its delegates to
vote for Mr. Bryan and then adjourn
until June 6. If the regulars do not
Instruct for Mr. Bryan at the Academy
of Music convention on June 5, we will
meet again and send a contesting dele
gation to Kansas City.
"There will be 300 delegates from
all parts of the state at our convention
tomorrow and they will represent true
democracy. We do not propose to in
sure the reaffirmation of the Chicago
platform and the renomination of Wil
liam J. Bryan."
WASHINGTON. May 19. In antici
pation of the passage of the army
reorganization bill the War depart
ment is being flooded with applica
tions from persons who seek appoint
ments to additional cadets'aips created
by the act. Provision is made in the
bill for 100 cadets in addition to the
present strength of the cadet corps.
It is not specifically stated in the bill
that nominations for these places are
to be made by senators, but the War
department will proceed upon the the
ory that such is the intent of the bill
and each senator will be allowed to
name one cadet at tbe academy. He
will not be entitled to appoint a cadet
annually, but only to make a nomina
tion, whenever tiiere shall be a vacan
cy within his control.
SUter Alpkoaso ! Drad.
LAFAYETTE. Ind., May 19. Sister
Alphonso, mother provincial of the
Sisterhood of Saint Francis for the
United States, died tonight at Saint
Elizabeth hospital of heart trouble.
She was one of the original six sisters
that came to this country in 1875. Her
business ability made the sisterhood
successful throughput the west. St
Elizabeth hospital. Lafayette, and
Creighton hospital, Omaha, are results
of her work.
Logaa Sail for Xaalta.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 19. The
transport Logan sailed today for Ma
nila, via Honolulu. Among the pas
sengers on the Logan are a number
of army officers, fifteen assistant sur
geons, ten postal clerks, seventy-six
recruits, reventy-three hospital men
and seven contract nurses, as well as
a number of civilian employes and tbe
wives and children of officers now
serving in the Philippines.
Stage Ceaehea Held Up.
STOCKTON. Cal., May 19. Both the
Yoscmite valley stages one going
each way were held up last night by
a lone highwayman at Big Neck Flat.
About 1200 was secured from the pass-
'engers. Neither the women nor the
Wells-Fargo treasure box were molest
ed. Made Btohea Ceadjater.
MOBILE, Ala.. May 19. The Episco
pal council today unanimously elected
Rev. Robert Wood aBrnwell of Selma.
Ala., bishop coadjutor. Rev. Barnwell
was formerly rector of St. Paul's at
Ta Call General strike.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. May 19. At a meet
ing of 100 heads of labor organizations,
it was resolved at 12:50 this (Saturday)
morning to recommend to the controll
ing central bodies that a sympathetic
strike be inaugurated today of all the
labor unions in St. Louis. The action
of the Central Trades and labor union
is not decisive. Before a general strike
can be called it will be necessary for
the delegates at the meeting last night
to report to their unions. Each union
will then vote on the question, and
only those unions whose members vote
to strike will walk out if the call
Cal. Seal!' Fredictiea.
CAPETOWN. May 19. Colonel
Srhiel, the commander-of the foreign
legion, who was captured in the early
part of the war at the battel of Elands
la? e. and who has been sni io St
Helena, was imTview-4 the ciii r -.-!
I?- ti! tiat hf believed that-the Beers
would defend Kroocstadt, and if they
met with' a decisive defeat there, -the
campaign would collapse. Colonel
Schiel aspires to join the British .ser
vice in the event of a war between
Great Britain and Russia, which! he
thinks will occur at no distant date.
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Olot-Bg Bays is and Axouid the Plica
MltfrS 6RANIS0N A TRIS0NER
Report that Xlaety Beers Were Captared
and Jfaay Were Killed Strategy Tarns
Defeat lata Yletery Half FaeaUked
Garrlsea Sarreaaas laYadlag Farces
aad IssprlsoBs Tkeaa.
LONDON, May 18. England still
waits with intense and almost breath
less interest for news of the relief of
Mafeking. A crowd remarkable for
the number of men in evening dress
and Including many women were
around the War office, even after mid
night, hoping for some announce
ment. .Only .reluctantly did the peo
ple disperse when the lobbies of the
War office were finally cleared with
the word that nothing had been re
ceived. One thing seems clear, the
town still holds out.
Were it no so the Boer wires laid
to the camps of the beleaguered gar
rison would have passed the news.
Reports from Lourenzo Marquez,
based on reports that leaked out from
the Pretoria war office, show that the
Boer stormers Saturday fell into a
trap. Colonel Baden-Powell permitted
them to seize one fort and be then
surrounded and overwhelmed them be
fore the large forces near at band
perceived the stratagem. It was thus
that Sarel ElofT, President Kruger's
grandson, and part of his command
were taken and many killed.
The Canadian force with the Rho
desia force is now reported to have
reached Buluwayo, May 2. The dis
tance from Buluwayo to Mafeking is
490 miles. As the railway is open all
the way to Pitsani. twenty-eight miles
from Mafeking, the Canadians may
yet take part in the relief.
In the committee room of the House
of Commons thi3 morning Sir James
Kltson, member for Yorkshire, West
Riding, Colne Valley division, an
nounced that Mafeking bad been re
lieved. Tbs War office, however, is unable
to confirm the announcement
Replying to a question in the
House of Commons, at 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon, the parliamentary sec
retary of the War office, Mr. Wynd
ham, said he regretted that he was
not able to give any information in
regard to Mafeking which would re
lieve the anxiety of the nation about
that beleaguered place.
He reminded the bouse that even"
if the desired relief of Mafeking had
occurred intelligence of the event
could not arrive in England before
two and possibly five days.
The latter part of Mr. Wyndham's
reply is generally accepted as an in
dication that the government is ex
pecting the relief of Colonel Baden
Powell and his garrison would occur
about at tbe present time.
3:33 p. m. Tbe War office has re
ceived the following dispatch from
"KROONSTAD. May 17. Hunter
has occupied Christiania without op
position, the enemy having retired to
Klerk6dorp. under the impression that
the latter was threatened by a portion
of the force from Parys.
"Rundle's force was close to Cloco
lan yesterday evening. The country
was clear of the enemy.
"The resident commissioner in Bs
sutoland reports that a number of
Boers living in the Ficksburg and
Bethlehem districts have applied to
him for advice and as to the condi
tions of surrender. This is very satis
factory."' GREAT BATTLE IN COLOMBIA.'
General Leal aad Herren Reported
Ansong the Kl I.-d.
COLON, Colombia, May 18. (via
Galveston). News has been received
here of a victory by the government
troops over the insurgents in a battle
in the Vetas district, which oegan
May 11. and lasted seventy hours.
Generals Leal and Herrera were
among the killed, who are said to have
been very numerous, the slaughtering
being described as "horrible butchery."
Twelve hundred insurgents were taken
prisoners, and the government troops
captured a large quantity of guns and
Will Delay Neeley Hearing.
NEW YORK. May 18. Edward K.
Jones of this city has been appointed
special assistant United States attor
ney general in the matter or the pro
ceedings against Charles W. Neeley
and other officials and employes of the
government administered in Cuba un
der the authority of the United States.
In speaking of the TSeeley case to
day. United States District Attorney
Burnett said that the hearing set for
tomorrow before Commissioner
Shields wonld almost likely be ad
journed for a week. He also said that
the hearing regarding the extradition
of Neeley would probably be post
poned for a day or two.
Killed by Lightning.
HAMPTON, May 18. Wm. Kleeman
was killed by lightning in Riculand
township in this county. He was in
the barn, and his employer, A. Inge
bretson. waa stunned, but revived.
DUBUQUE. May 17. Frank Besler.
who lives near Dyersville. was struc
by lightning. He was harrowing in
his field. His team was killed, but he
Ceear d'Alere Report.
WASHINGTON. May 18. Chairman
Hull of the Coeur d'Alece investigat
ing committee today announced the
sub-committee to draft the reports on
that subject, as follows: Representa
tives Dick of Onio, Esch of Wisconsin
and Capron of Rhode Island, republi
cans, and Representatives Lentz ot
Ohio and Hay of Virginia, democrats.
The majority will doubtless concur in
a report and the minority also will
agree on some of the general prin
ciples involved, although individual
views from the minority members
may be filed on points on which tiere
is not complete agreement.
Hayes Asks lajaactlea.
WASHINGTON, May IS John W.
Hayes, general secretary-treasureri of
the Knights of Labor, this afternoon
filed a bill In equity asking that a tem
porarv injunction be granted against
the executive board cf the order which
had ordered him to appear before it
today to answer certain charges fled
against him. A temporary restraining
order was issued. Ur. Hayes' mala
contentions were that he had. previous
ly been tried oa these charges, also
that the present boar J has faile to
Frealdeat McKialey Gives the Flyaa
Measare Ills OSclal Approval.
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 18.
President McKinley signed the free
homestead bill at 4 o'clock this after
noon. Friends of the new law, who
have studied its provisions carefully,
says that it, takes effect at once. On
this point Congressman Burke, mem
ber of tbe public lands committee
which considered the bill, said:
"There is no question that under the
new law all lands formerly within In
dian reservations which have been
opened to settlement are subject to
entry without the claimants being
obliged to pay for the land as hereto
fore Mr. Burke called at the land office
to request that telegraphic instruc
tions be sent to local land officers how
to proceed under the new law concern
ing settlers about to prove up. The
officials of the. Interior department de
clined to express an opinion as to the
effect of the law until they have .had
full opportunity to examine it and
in due time instructions will be pre-'
pared. Congressman Burke expressed
the opinion that if settlers wish to
make proof before the local officers
are given instructions under the new
law they may do so without making
payment for lands as the old Jaw pro
vided, and that while such proof may
not be accepted by the local officials,
it will ultimately be accepted by the
TO INSfECT THE IMMIGRANTS.
Powderly Taking Steps ta Provide Sy-
tm In Hawaii
WASHINGTON. May 18 Commls-
! sioner Beneral Powderly 1s taking ac
tive steps to establish a system of im-
migrant inspection in the Hawaiian is
, lands and to that end be has detailed
Mr. F. H. Lamed, the chier cierK or
the immigration bureau, to proceed
to Honolulu and make a careful exam
ination of the conditions there and es
tablish the system in all important
I particulars, the same ts is now ia
operation in the United States.
! Mr. fteorze E Baldwin, also of the
immigration bureau, has been appoint
ed immigrant inspector at Honolulu
and he will sail there in a few days.
Mr. Roman Dobler, an inspector at
New York, will very goon go to Porto
Rico to make an examination as to
the situation on the island. He will
' secure statistics of the number of ar
j rivals from other countries, their char
acter and condition, and will make a
I report as soon as possible to Mr. Pow
, derly. Congressional action will be
, necessary, however, bvrore an immi
, gration system can be established at
, Porto Rican ports, with authority to
, examine and report objectionable
EIGHTY-f IVE NEW NATIONAL BANKS
Rash of Applications Received Under
WASHINGTON, May 18. The report
' of the comptroller of the currency
'shows that from Mairh'14. the date
! on which the new financial bill became
' a law, to May 12, 229 applications have
I been received for authority to organ
1 ize national banks with a capital of
i less than $50,000 each, making a total
! capital of 15,905.000.
. During tbe same period sixty-one
I applications have been received where
the capital was more than $50,000
each or a total of $7,C?5.000.
Since. March 14 fifty-nine banks have
been organized with less than $50,000
capital, and twenty-six nave been or
ganized with $50.0000 capital or over.
These eighty-five banks have deposited
bonds to secure circulation aggregat
The amount of bonds so far ex
changed at the treasury for new 2 per
cent bonds is $272,910,350, of which
$53,688,400 was received from individ
uals and institutions other than na
American Building In Germany.
WASHINGTON. May 18 Work upon
the new Bremen Cotton exchange is
progressing rapidly according to a re
port to the State department from
Consul Dicdrich at Bremen. This
building is to be the first one in Ger-
many constructed entirely on the
American plan. Bremen stands next
to Liverpool as the leadlns cotton mar
ket on the continent auu the exchange
has grown rapidly from a small begin
ning last year, arbitrating upon 41,181
bales of cotton.
Porto Rico Cestoars Receipts.
WASHINGTON, May 18. The divi
sion of customs and insular affairs oi
the War department made the state
ment today that the total customs re
ceipts in the island of Porto Rico for
the three months ended March 31.
1900, was $197,832. The total cus
toms receipts in the island for the
same three months of 1899 was $354,
82. Oppose Araay Staff Chaages.
WASHINGTON, May 18. General
Bates, paymaster. general of the army,
and General Ainswortu, chief cf the
bureau of records and pensions, were
before the hovse committee on military
! affairs today and added their opinion
against a change in the present staff
organization of the army. The hear
ings will conclude tomorrow.
Favor Areay Dentist.
WASHINGTON. May 18. Senatoi
Pettus. from the committee on mili
tary affairs, today reported' favorably
tbe bill authorizing the appointment
of thirty dental surgeons in the army.
Report of Iadastrial Caatailsslea.
WASHINGTON, May 18. The pre
liminary report of the industrial com
mission on transportation, including a
review of evidence, topical digest of
evidence and testimony taken up to
May 1, 190C, was presented to congress
today. The report contains no recom
mendations for legislation. Senator
Kyle, chairman of the commission, in
his letter of transmission states that
owing to the incompleteness of its in
quiry to make recommendations to
congress or to the state legislatures,
but contemplates the making of such
Ta Preserve Asaericaa Birds.
WASHINGTON, May 18. the .house
bill relating to game birds was today
favorably 'reported from the senate
committee on interstate commerce.
Thexpurpose of the bill is topreserve
distribute, introduce and restore wild
birds in the United States and the en
tire question is placed in the hands oi
the secretary of agriculture.
The importation of the mongoose
flying fox. English sparrow and other
animals or birds destructive of the
j game birds, is prohibited by. the bill
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Pablio Keenly Expectant of Aa
ceaaceauat of Iti Sucsor.
BOER COLUMN RETORTED DEf EATER
CMBelal RaUetla at Pretoria That British
Sastalaed Great Lees A aether Stery
af Fight Near the Town UaeeaSnaed
Eagltoh Telegraai ef Battle Thirty
thiee Miles Fresa There.
LONDON, May 17. The British re
lief column fought the Boers at Kraal
pan, thirty-two miles south of Mafe
klag, .on Tuesday, according to a tele
gram received Wednesday night at
Lourenzo Marquez from Molopo, 100
miles north of Mafeking. This intel
ligence is accepted here with some re
serve, because it is difficult to under
stand how the news could have been
so quickly put on the wire from a
place 132 miles from the scene of the
A correspondent of the Morning
Post, presumably John Stuart, is re
ported captured by the Boers at Kraal
The British public is keenly expect
ant of the announcement tnat. Mafe
king has been relieved. In army cir
cles the opinion seems to prevail that
this ha3 already been accomplished,
although two hours after midnight
the war office asserted that no news
of relief had been received. The
steadfast courage of the hungry gar
rison has produced a deep impression
and the news of succor is awaited with
more anxiety than has been felt re
garding any other event of the war.
Douglas Story, the Daily Mail's corre
spondent at Pretoria, wires:
"The Boer government is holding
back some big news. Feverish activity
prevails here. The latest Beer offi
cial bulletin is that the relief column
has been defeated with great loss."
Lord Roberts continues passive at
Kroonstad. His cavalry are stretch
ing like a semi-circle screen many
miles in length with outlapping flanks.
The railway will probably be complet
ed today. The Kroonstad censor per
mits the passage of long dispatches
dealing with incidents prior to the
It seems that General French's cav
alry had one lively fight after crossing
Zand river. A mixed squadron com
posed of Scots Grays, tbe Inniskil
lings. Carbineers and Australian
Horse, took a kopje and dismounted.
The Boers suddenly fired from a con
cealed position killing many horses
and stampeding the rest. The Boers
then advanced in overwhelming num
bers and drove tbe squadron away,
capturing some. Tbe Boers robbed the
dead and looted the saddles. A small
detachment of cavalry later drove
them off. Further north the Hussars9
charged the Boers, killing and wound
ing many stragglers with sabers and
Lord Roberts' infantry marched 120
miles in seven days. General French
marched thirty miles in one day. The
Boers, when retiririT, dragged thirty
two guns through Kroonsstad.
General Bailer is moving toward
Newcastle. He appears to be using
25,000 men against 5,000 or 6.000. His
operations will almost certainly re
sult in his forcing his way Into the
Transvaal, possibly in time to co-op-crate
with Lord Roberts' advance, al
though General Buller is now 252
miles from Johannesburg, or twenty
five days' march.
MRS. FROST WILL BE RELEASED.
Chemist's Report Does Not Show Traces
of Arsenic or Strychnine.
YORK, Neb., May 17. The inquest
in the Frost case came to an unex
pected halt this evening. It was con
fidently expected that the coroner's
jury would return a verdict today but
it was finally decided to adjourn the
hearing until a complete analysis of
Frost's stomach was made.
The chemist's report at this time
shows a failure to find any traces of
strychnine or arsenic, although traces
of aconite and phosphorus have been
found. The physicians who testified
heretofore were placed on the stand
again today but the tenor of their tes
timony has not been made 'public.
A complete analysis may not be fin
ished fo; ten days yet. The county
attorney has decided that Mrs. Frost
should not be held longer pending a
final verdict, and she will be released
from custody tomorrow.
Red Cross Incorporated.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 17. The
bouse accomplished little today be
sides passing the senate bill to incor
porate the American National Red
Cross. No progress was made with
the Alaskan code bill, owing to the in
ability of the two sides to agree as to
the time to be allowed for general
debate. The conference report on the
District of Columbia appropriation
bill was returne'd after extended de
bate. To Try Fberts Again.
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 17. Coun
ty Attorney Putnam today decided to
retry B. H. Roberts on the charge of
unlawful cohabitation, Tuesday, the
25th instant. The matter was called
to the attention of Judge Norrell, upon
the opening of court this morning, aad
his honor ordered that the case be set
down for tbe date named.
Massacre ef Christians.
TIEN TSIN, May 17. More "Boxer"
outrages are reported-sixty miles north
of Tien Tsin, where a number of na
tive Christians have been massacred.
The British admiral has arrived
here and proceeded for Pekm.
Leave Toar Uaes Outside.
WASHINGTON, May 17. The de
partment of state is officially informed
that the French government -has de
cided not to grant permission to for
eign militia to visit Paris in organ
ized bodies during the exposition.
Geveraer Saslth is Raraged.
OGDEN. Utah. May 17. Governor
Robert E Smith of Montana was in
Ogdea today, arriving from the coast
en route to Helena. Relative to the
appointment of Senator Clark to the
United States senate by lieutenant
Governor Spriggs, he spoke in steady,
vigorous terms., of what he termed
"contemptible trickery." He said: "It
is a disgrace, shame and humiliation
upon the people of Montana and the
senate should act upon the resolutions
and show him that they do not want
him there, as he can take the hint fa
ao other way."
WASHINGTON. May 17. The ofr
flclals of the War department, after
waiting for nearly a week to hear
something from General MacArthur at
Maalla, confirmatory of the presa re
port of the bloody three days engage
ment at Catublg, which resulted in
the heaviest loss of life the American
army has sustained in any one en
gagement in the Philippines, yesterday
cabled General MacArthur a request
for Information. The answer was re
ceived today, confirming the press re
ports and adding some Interesting de
tails. General MacArthur transmitted a
report from Henry T. Allen, a major
ot the Forty-third volunteers, who
.commanded the United. States forces
on the island of Samar. It appears
that this force was divided among
several ports on Samar, and, while de
tails are still lacking, it is believed
that this particular force, which was
besieged at Catubig, was commanded,
not by a commissioned officer, but by
a sergeant, either George or Hall,
both of whom were killed. Catubig.
where the engagement occurred. Is a
seaport town of nearly 10,000 inhabi
tants. General Mac Arthur's cablegram is
"MANILA. May 16. With reference
to your telegram of tne 14th, the ru
mored engagement in Samar, reported
cablegram of General Otis of May 4
has been confirmed by reports recent
ly received from Henry T Allen, Forty
tmrd regiment, United States volun
teer infantry, commanding Samar is
land, the detachment of forty-one men
stationed at Catubig was attacked
April 15 by 600 men with 200 rifles and
one cannon. Our men were quartered
in a convent, which was fired next
day by burning hemp thrown from an
adjoining church. Detachment at
tempted escape by river. Men getting
into boat were killed; remaining men
intrenched themselves near river and
held out two days longer, facing most
adverse circumstances until rescued
by lieutenant Sweeney and ten men.
Over 200 of attacking party (many
of them reported coming from Lu
zon island) reported kUled and many
wounded. Lieutenant Sweeney re
ports streets covered with dead insur
gents. ELECTIONS MUST BE EREE.
Civil Governor ef Trovince cf Havaaa Ia-
sues a Circular.
HAVANA. May 17. Senor Nunez,
the civil governor of the province of
Havana, has issued a circular to all
the mayors of the province urging
them to see that elections are carried
out with strict justice. He says the
law does not forbid any functionary
from offering himself for re-election,
but the functionary must not make use
of his authority in trying to secure re
election. This especially applies to
mayors, who must, therefore, not at
tempt to impose their own candidates
against the public will, as by so doing
public order might be dsturbed. The
people, the civil governor also says,
must not be given reason to say tbe
Cubans are now living under a mere
mockery cf liberty, due on one hand
to the government and on the other to
' the revolutionists, but the law must
be equal for all.
At meeting of the national party all
the committees were called on to send
in nominations for mayor, councilmen
and judges, with the number of votes
obtained by each. The committees
were also reminded that they must se
lect men who are really members of
the party and not those who have
joined at the last minute for the sake
of the party's support.
HAGUE BREAKS OUT IN JAPAN.
Herderers of a Missionary In China Faa
ifthed.' VANCOUVER, B. C, May 17. Tbe
steamer Empress of India brings the
unwelcome news that the plague has
again broken out in Japan, this time
in Osaka. The Kobe Herald says
there were four cases of the disease In
Osaka during April, all proving fatal.
Plague germs were postively located
in the bleed of the victims. T here is
grave apprenension mat me pest may
spread at this time, the beginning of
the wet, warm season, when climatic
conditions will be specially favorable
to the cultivation of the bacillus. The
Nippon states that no fewer than
eleven persons died from the pest last
month, that their remains were cre
mated and their property disinfected,
but that the public was carefully kept
In ignorance of the renewal of the
Associated Fresa Director.
CHICAGO, 111., May 17. At the an
nual meeting of the Associated Press
today over 100 members were present.
The following directors, to fill vancan
cies, were elected. Charles H. Grasty.
Baltimore News; E. P. Call, New York
Evening Post; E. Rosewater. Omaha
Bee; George H. Thompson, St. Paul
Bntler Has Xot Resigned.
WASHINGTON, May 17. Senator
Butler contradicts the report that he
had resigned the position of chair
man of the national populM commit
tee in favor of J. H. Edmflten of Ne
braska. He said that he bad been
elected to the position contrary to bis
wishes and that, knowing he would
not for the present be able to give his
entire time to its duties, he had asked
that Edmisten be made vice chairman.
Claih Caeses Mach Talk.
WASHINGTON, May 17. While
there is much discussion among sena
tors over the status of Senator Clark
of Montana there has not been suffi
cient crystallization of sentiment to
justify a conclusion as to what the
fianal result may be. A meeting of
the committee on privileges and elec
tions has been called for next Friday
to consider what course shall be pur
sued in view of Senator Clark's resig
nation with reference to the commit
tee on resolutions declaring tbe seat
Dewey la Washington.
WASHINGTON, May 17. Admiral
and Mrs. Dewey returned to Washing
ton this afternoon from their western
trip. The station was deserted when
the Dewey special arrived. The ad
miral and Mrs. Dawey drove at once
to Beauvoir, their summer home. The
party had accumulated a quantity of
souvenirs during the trip, nil mem
bers cf the party were sunburnt, the
admiral being almost as brown, as on
his return from Manila. He said the
trip hid beon "very enjoyable."
Vaexpected hy tha FahUc
YORK, Neb.. May 19. The news ol
the release of Mrs. Frost by the coro
ner's jury spread rapidly and caused
much surprise and comment on the'
streets. The Jurymen in conversation
with the public had given out informa
tion of testimony taken and the public
here believed from this that strych
nine would be found in tbe stomach of
Mrs. Frost acknowledged buying
strychnine, rat cheese and aconite prior
to the death of Mr. Frost, and told for
whom and for what purpose she pur
chased all of these de&diy poisons.
The attending physician told that from
the first he believed that Frost was
suffering from strychnine poisoning
and that he gave him antidotes. The
physician who oerformed tbe pest mor
tem examination stated that the limbs
were drawn and the muscles of the
body knotted similar to that cf one
who had died from poison, and that
all other organs of the body were in
During the confinement of Mrs. Frost
she has been favored with all leniency
and everything made as pleasant as
possible. She ate her meals in the
living rooms with the jailer's family
and at times was the invited guest and
used the rooms.
The chemist reported that he found
traces of aconite and phosphorus, but
bad not made an examination to ascer
tain if in such quantities as to cause
death. The coroner's jury has re
quested that further examination be
National Guard Matters.
LINCOLN, May 19. lae stale mili
tary authorities have decided to give
Instruction to members of the Ne
braska National Guard in methods of
caring far the sick and wounded. En
listed men will receive their Instruc
tion from the company officers, who
will be drilled in the methods by the
regimental surgeons. The necessary
supplies will be furnished by tbe state.
Adjutant General Barry has is9ued
the following orders concerning
changes in the First and Second regi
ments: Company B. First regiment, sta
tioned at Wilber, will be designated
Company E, First regiment
Joseph A. Storch. late first lieuten
ant Company B, First regiment, Ne
braska volunteers, is appointed recruit
ing officer for the reorganization of
Company B. First regiment, to be sta
tioned at Fullerton.
Caase of Death a Mystery.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. May 19. The
coroner's jury in the case of the death
of Mtlo Stollard, who was found dying
near the Burlington tracks just west
of Sterling, brought In a verdict that
Stollard came to his death from cause
At the time of Stollard's death the
affair had so great the appearance of
his being run down by a train that the
coroner decided not to hold an inquest.
Later, at the instigation of a number
of curious individuals, an inquest was
held. The remains were viewed here
and the jury proceeded to Sterling,
where the track where Stollard. was
found was inspected.
Father's Consent Telephoned.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. May 19 Carl
O. Larson of Nehawka and Miss Emma
Catherine Stratton of Weeping Water
arrived in the city for the purpose of
being joined in holy wedlock, but when
she applied -to County Judge J. E.
Douglas for a marriage Icense and in
formed the judge that she was only
16 years of age he refused to issue it
without the consent of her parents. A
telephone messge was sent to Weep
ing Water and a messenger carried it
to the father, about four miles dis
tant. Late in the evening the father's
consent was received, and two were
Fire Threatens at West Tolnt.
WEST POINT. Neb.. May 19. A big
conflagration was narrowly averted at
West Point. A farmer ignited a parlor
match on the counter in the general
store of Kaso & Krause. when the sul
phur flew into some cotton batting.
Instantly the shelving was all ablaze.
A dozen bales were thrown on the
floor, and but for the presence of mind
of a young man in securing a pitchfork
and throwing the burning cotton out
the back door the entire olock might
have been in flames.
City ReserToir Is Emptied.
WEST POINT. Neb., May 19. Tbe
,new water works reservoir sprung a
large number of leaks and let out ail
of the water. Tbe structure was built
last fall by Ruyschaert &. Co. of
Omaha, and fraud Is alleged to have
existed in its construction. It is
claimed that the brick were laid in
sand. Its cost was nearly $3,000, and it
may cost again as much to repair it.
while in the end it may have to be
Farmer's Neck Broken.
M'COOK, Neb., May 19. John Real,
a highly respected and leading farmer
of Perry precinct, this county, was
killed in a runaway accident on his
farm about six miles est of this city,
his neck being broken. No one saw
the accident, so particulars are lacking.
The body was sent to Grafton for
burial at that place, his farmer home.
Held for Mayhem.
ELGN, Neb., May 19. Lee Broggs or
this place had his preliminary trial at
Neligh before Judge Fields for may
hem and was bound over to the district
court in 500 bonds.
Xoaies Knowa at West Poiut.
WEST POINT, Neb., May 19. West
Point was thrown into a mild excite
ment when the Omaha papers an
nounced that William Vouie had shot
his wife and killed himself in Kansas
City. Viouie conducted a laundry in
West Point from last September unu.
March 1, when he sold out and returned
to Kansas City. His wife remained
here but a short time, and then .left
abruptly- She made no acquaintances,
while her husband became quite well
known. He was well liked and people
wondered at his wife's departure.
Nebraska Trias the Debate.
LINCOLN, May 19. In a debate oa
the question, "Resolved. That the
growth of great corporations Is a
menace to the life of democracy." the
representatives of the university of
Nebraska defeated the representatives
of Kansas. The affirmative was pre
sented by G. E. Talbot. Miss "Ansdlen
and A. L. Beal for Nebraska, and tbe
negative by J. A. Anderson, T. J. Lyon
and James Vandal 'for Kansas. The
judges were A. W. Field and T. S.
Allen of Lincoln and H. C. Weeden of
Omaha. Nebraska received the unan
imous vote cf the judges.
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