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VOLUME XXXII.-NUMBER 7.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,619.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 22. 1901.
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DMTfl OF MRS. GAGE
Wifeof8ecretai7 BaccmnbB After HImn
of Hine Weeb.
MRS. M'KINLEY IS NOT INrORMEl
These at the Bedlde ef tfae Latter Fear
that Bach Iafenaattaa Weald Be Se
vere as Botk Weoaea Were Near aaa
Dear to Eacb Other.
WASHINGTON. May IS. Mrs. Ly
ttan J. Gage, wife of the secretary of
the treasury, died at her residence,
1715 Massachusetts arenue, N. W.. at
9:30 o'clock tonight, after an Illness
of nine weeks' duration. With her
when the end came were her hasband,
her married daughter, Mrs. E.- P.
Pierce of Evanston. 111., and Dr. W.
W. Johnson, the attending physician.
For a time before her death Mrs.
Gage suffered considerable pain, but
she maintained her bright and cheer
ful demeanor and was conscious to
the last Heart trouble, the result of
grip complications, was the Imsiedlate
cause of death. Mrs. Gage was ex
posed to the inclement weather for
about an hour on inauguration day.
but at the time her health did not
seem to have been affected. March 11
she left here for Evanston to Tislt
her daughter. While there she ex
perienced a chill and took to her bed,
but soon recovered sufficiently to re
turn to Washington, where she has
been confined to her room ever since.
Mrs. Gage was a native of Albany,
K. Y., and 58 years of age. She was.
married to Secretary Gage in Denver
in 1887. There were no children from
their union, Mrs. Pierce Leing a child
by a former husband.
The remains will be interred In
Koso Hill cemetery, near Chicago.
Further than this the funeral serv
ices have not beeen arranged. It Is
probable, however, that religious ser
vices of a simple character will be
held at her former residence in this
city, on Sunday .morning, in which
event the body will leave here by the
morning train for Chicago.
Mrs. Gage was an Episcopalian in
her religious belief, but during their
residence here she and the secretary
have had a pew in the Metropolitan
Methodist Episcopal church, where
tho president attends.
Dr. Hillis of Plymouth church,
Brooklyn, is an intimate friend of the
family and it is possible that he may
be asked to come to Washington to
conduct the funeral services here.
During their residence in Washing
ton, Secretary and Mrs. Gage have
taken quite an active part in social
life at the capital. Mrs. Gage was a
woman of charming personality and,
with her husband, delighted in ex
tending the hospitality of their ele
gant home on Massachusetts avenue.
Mrs. Gage was probably closer to
Mrs. McKinley than any other of the
ladies of the cabinet
SAN FRANCISCO, May, 18. The
news of the death of Mrs. Gage was
received by the members of the pres
ident's official family in this city with
expressions of regret The Associa
ted Press bulletin, which was trans
mitted to Secretary Cortelyou at the
Scott residence, conveyed the news to
President McKinley. Extra precau
tions were taken to keep news of
Mrs. Gage's death from Mrs. McKin
ley. THE BAD SIGNS RETURN.
Mrs. McKinley Grown Worse After a Day
of Encouraging Symptom.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 As the
night wore on Mrs. McKinley became
restless and the early morning hours
are looked forward to with more ap
prehension. She did not take nourishment free
ly, as she had done earlier in the
Powerful stimulants, including ox
ygen, have been administered during
the afternoon and evening.
The bone felon on her hand has
spread and has discharged pus from
another place. The new wound has
Troy Strike It Settled.
TROY. N. Y., May 18. A commit
tee from the Troy division of the
Amalgamated Association of Street
Railway Employes has waited upon
Mayor Conway and informed him that
the strike has been settled. The com
mittee said that under the terms of
the agreement the employes are to
receive 20 cents per hour and that
the company will treat-with a- com
mittee of cither union or non-union
men. Headquarters were visited and
members of the union informed.
Will 8tay at Cedar Rapid.
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 18. Today
is being devoted to a pleasure trip
by the railway conductors and. their
families. Two important matters
have been virtually decided in the ex
ecutive sessions. It was determined
to continue the grand offices at Cedar
Rapids, la., where they., have been for
eleven years, and it was decided to
co-operate. as far as possible with the
other railroad fraternities in the set
tlement of labor disputes.
Brleklsyen Are Locked eat.
NEW YORK, May 18. Between 15,
600 and 20,000 bricklayers employed
by contractors who are members of
the Mason's Building association were
locked out today. President Endletz
of the Masons' Building, association
said the lockout was primarily caused
by the refusal of the Bricklayers' as
aoci&ticn to abide by the finding of
an arbitration .committee concerning
a diepate which arose between the
and bosses a few
WCAf KR C011 ANf NY.
Wheat aa Oraaa Crepe, Hewever, Have
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA,
LINCOLN. Neb. The last weather
and crop bulletin says: The past
week has been cold aad dry, with less
than the normal amount of sunshine;
The dally Bean temperature -has aver
aged 5 degrees below the normal in
the eastern counties, and slightly
above aormal in the western. The
minimum temperatures for the week
were generally 83 'degrees and 40 de
grees, and light frosts occurred on
The rainfall of the week was every
where below normal, and was with
but few exceptions less than JO of
Wheat and grass have grown. well,
and In the eastern and most central
counties have had all the moisture
needed, but in the western counties
more rain would be beneficial. Oats
have grown'falrly well,- but there is
some complaint of a poor stand, and
the prospect is not quite as promising
as it was a week ago. Corn planting
has seen delayed in eastern counties
by low temperature and wet land;
'nevertheless, fair progress 'has been
made, and corn planting Is nearing
completion in several southern coun
ties. The early planted corn is com
ing up -some, but the weather has
been unfavorable- for germination.
SCHOOL UNO IN DEMAND.
All Oeetrahle Aerea Ian Beea Placed
LINCOL... Neb., May 20. Aside
from a few hundred acres of undesir
able land in the northwestern cor
ner of the state, all of the Nebraska
school land has been placed under
lease and it is not likely that any of
it will be released by the holders un
til the latter part of the year. Land
Commissioner Follmer is planning to
hold auctions in September or Octo
ber if there is any land available at
that time, but the present, outlook,
he considers, is not. encouraging. The
holders of leases are -paying their
rentals promptly and no disposition
is being shown to forfeit any of the
There is a heavy demand from all
parts of the state for school lands
and especially in the cattle country,
where land seems to be more valu
able than at any time in the last ten
years. The only school land not un
der lease is situated in the "bad
lands," a section of the state, unfav
orable to farming or cattle raising.
If any land is forfeited during the
summer or voluntarily released by
the holders it will be leased at auction
by Commissioner Follmer during the
fall of the year.
Osmaha Via ea the Beard.
OMAHA, Neb.. May 20. Governor
Savage has appointed Clinton Orcutt
of Omaha to succeed B. F. Allen of
Wabash as a member of the board
of trustees for the Institute for the
blind at Nebraska City and the lnsti
tue for deaf and dumb at Omaha. Mr.
Allen was appointed to the position
three years ago by Silas A. Holcomb
and his commission has expired. Al
though it carries no salary, the posi
tion is1 an important one and 'much
sought after by persons interested in
the work of homes for the blind and
deaf and dumb.
Congrena aa HerUla.
OMAHA, Neb., May 20. Congress
man William Neville, who was griev
ously stricken at Washington in the
winter, will be in Omaha' in a few
days on his way home. After he had
sufficiently recovered at Washington
Mr. Neville went to a health resort
in Georgia, where he spent several
months. He then went to Hot
Springs, Ark., where he has been for
three weeks. He improved much in
Georgia and has still further improv
ed at Hot Springs and will presently
leave for his home in North Platte.
Woman la Baraed to Death.
AURORA, Neb., May 20. Mrs.
Bauhn, six miles northwest of town,
died from the effects of severe burns.
She was burning some trash in the
yard and was standing with her back
to the fire when her clothing caught
fire. She ran into the house, but be
fore the fire could be extinguished
was severely burned. Mrs. Bauhn
was quite old, but not. feeble.
Forty Day Wlthoet Food.
BEATRICE. Neb., May 18. Henry
Cordes, who started on Good Friday
to fast forty days, finished his time
on the 16th. Only upon one occasion
has Mr. Cordes broken his fast and
then he ate so much that the food
didn't stay upon his stomach.
Admlaetoa to Xehraaka Bar.
LINCOLN, 2eb., May - 20.--Nearly
100 applicants Ifor admission to the
Nebraska bar will be examined by
the supreme court commission in this
city June. U. Abost half of this
number are members of the gradu
ating class of. the. University of Ne
braska and if they successfully pass
the examinations of that institution
only their moral qualifications will be
considered by the examining commis
sion. . ' FIm FaaW Are Qaaraatlaed.
v WEEPING-WATER, Neb., May 20.
Cass, county's health physician, Dr.
Butter, was called to investigate sup
posed smallpox cases, and ordered five
families quarantined near Elmwood.
Other cases have been reported.
to Betmraed Soldier.
COLERIDGE, Neb., May 30.-C- M.
Hutton of the Thirty-ninth Nebraska
returned Saturday night and a recep
tion was given him.
Militiamen on the 8treet Otis Shoot lite
INNOCENTS ARE f ATAILY WOIINRED
Oae af Theaa la Dead Free Kffeeta al
Tajarlaa Bceelved Vletlaea Ara Preatt
aeat Baateeaa Mea Striker Kaeapc
Bat Ara WUdly Aaa;ry.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 17. Five
hours of conference tonight, with all
the warring elements represented,
failed-to settle the Albany strike of
street railway employes.
The strikers waived all the demands
for the removal of the non-union men.
The executive committee of the Uni
ted Traction company will consider
the proposition in the morning and
may accept It and settle the strike.
Meantime Major General Roe intends
to take every precaution and at mid
night ordered out the Ninth regiment
of New York. It will arrive here to
morrow afternoon, 800 strong, and If
the strike is not settled, will assist
In opening up the other lines of thfl
traction company In this city.
William Walsh, one of the men
wounded by a bullet from a member
of the Twenty-third regiment, died
at 10:16 tonight
Leroy Smith, shot in the same me
lee, was slightly Improved at mid
night The shooting of Smith and
Walsh had a very depressing effect
upon the members of the Twenty
third regiment and tonight when
stones were hurled at the picket men
around Quail Street barn they did not
fire In the dark. Two privates were
hit and hurt, but they did not care to
take a chance by .firing. It was held
by the officers and men generally
that the order to fire was entirely
justified, but there was general regret
at the consequences of the volley.
With the addition of the Ninth reg
iment tomorrow there will be over
3,000- guardsmen in Albany:
One man dead two others fatally
shot hundreds of persons with broken
heads and cut faces,' cars running
merely as arsenals with no patrons,
the city under martial rule, with its
citizens In a frenzy of excitement and
the city authorities and leaders of
the strikers trying to get the railway
company to come to an amicable set
tlement was the situation when dark
ness put an end to the strife grow
ing .out of the street car strike to
night The dead:
WILLIAM WALSH, head of a
Those fatally wounded are:
Leroy Smith, merchant, both shot
by national guardsmen.
William Marshall, a non-union mo
torman, skull fractured.
Others most seriously injured are:
George Booze, citizen, cheek ripped
open by bayonet t
William Rooney, citizen, shot by na
Gilbert Hall, non-union motor-man,
shot by mob.
- The bloodshed came' after a day of
peace. From early morning the
crowds had melted away before the
bayonets and shotguns, cars had been
operated under heavy guards and
there was an impression that the
spirit of .turbulence was waning.
There had been' some minor demon
strations, particularly in North Al
bany, but not a shot had been fired
and as the day passed the running of
cars attracted but little attention.
The volley fired on Broadway by a
squad of Twenty-third infantrymen,
in which Leroy Smith and William
Walsh, well known citizens, fell mor
tally wounded, changed all that It
stirred anew the feelings of hatred,
as the exciting tidings swept through
the city and the guardsmen were
bitterly denounced. Neither of the
men had been guilty of an offense,
but were caught In a crowd, some
member of which had stoned the
guardsmen and, by mischance, were
hit The disturbance was not a seri
ous one and "murder" is the title
applied by Inflamed public sentiment
to the shooting. The guardsmen
seem but to have followed their duty
as soldiers, for they were unders to
shoot If assaulted.
The bright prospect of a settlement
of the strike has not served to allay
the growth of vindictive feeling and
if the present situation continues, acts
of bitter revenge and violence may
be expected. It was on the last run
of the soldiers on the cars that the
tragedy of the day occurred.
Special Wire far afU Vee.
SAN FRANCISCO, Mayl7. A spe
cial Western Union wire was stretch
ed Into the Scott house yesterday and
direct telegraphic inisissli uinu es
tablished between tha-president and
national capital. " SecWaryfCortelyou
Is thus enabled to notify 'Washington
of Mrs. McKinley's-condition without
entrusting his messages 'to outside
hands and n considerable saving of
time in their transmission will be ef
fected by the new arrangement
Washington Ftran Fan.
WASHINGTON. May 17. The stock
brokerage firm of Gsrley Johnson
in this city has failed and inetice o!
the suspension of business will be
posted on its doors. The open ac
counts make up a total of $450,000
The liabilities are $190,000. The fail
ure is a result of the recent Wall
street panic. Ever since the electioE
the firm has been doing an enormous
business, handlisg mors transaction!
in stocks than any other brokers.
MRS. M'KINLEY IS IMTRfVEi.
A Caaaga that Indicate Mara Baa far
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17. Last
night's Instructions from the bedside
cf Mrs. McKinley gives more encour
aging. Indications. Late yesterday
afternoon she rallied a bit and called
for nourishment To the anxious
watchers about her this was consid
ered as a favorable sign. The symp
toms were sufficiently improved dur
ing the late afternoon to permit the
president to take a short walk in
the open air, but his anxiety was so
manifest that he "speedily returned to
his wife's bedside. The most pow
erful stimulants known to the medi
cal profession have been resorted to,
in the hope of effecting a rally, and
they were so effective that towards
midnight the physicians expressed
much satisfaction and issued a de
cidedly encouraging statement -J-
SAN FRANCISCO. May 16. 10 p.
m. Dr. Hlrshfelder and H. T. Scott
have Just left the Scott residence. Dr.
Hirschfelder has gone home for the
He said that he felt that Mrs. Mc
Kinley was decidedly improved. Mr.
Scott was much pleased over her con
dition. Secretary Cortelyou an
nounced that no further bulletins
would be given out tonight unless
unexpected developments should take
At this hour the lights In the
building are out with the exception
of one in the telegraph room.
WOULD SET ir NEW EMMIE.
Seventy Themaaad Bebola Beeaaalag High
Headed. VANCOUVER, B. C, May 17. Ac
cording to Shanghai papers brought
by the steamship Empress of India,
Wang La Hsian, Chi Li province,
where Miss Stonehouse was killed,
has recently been the scene of bloody
convicts with the converts. Twelve
hundred boxers are said to have at
tacked the converts and slaughtered
the native Christians by scores.
The Mercury says that peace reigns
only within range of the rifles of the
allies, foreign hatred being as strong
as ever. There is a report from Tien
Tsln that 70,000 insurgents have as
sembled at Yang Liu Tslng and that
they are indulging In all kinds of ex
cesses, assaulting women, robbing
houses, plundering tax collectors and
declaring their intention of setting up
a new empire. These Insurgents are
said to include people who have lost
their homes and possessions In the
course of the military operations in
BERLIN, May IS. The war office
has received the following from the
German headquarters at Pekin: "Gen
eral Lius' troops attacked and scat
tered 1,000 boxers forty-five kilo
meters south of Pao Ting Fu.
Decides ft la a Hew Iadaatry.
DES MOINES, May 17. Judge Mc
Pherson, in federal court decided that
the manufacture of women's gloves Is
a new Industry in the United States.
The case was that against J. W. Mor
rison, a glove manufacturer of Grln
nell, who was arrested for violation
of the contract labor law by employ
ing skilled glovemakers to come from
Europe to make gloves. 'The court
holds that there were no women's
gloves made In the United States
prior to 1887 and unless the prosecu
tion can show that Morrison's busi
ness was established before the con
tract labor law was passed he will go
00V. NASR rOISONED.
Safera.So Severely that Ma Caaaat Leave
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17. The
programs for the entertainment of
Governor Nash and the Ohio visitors
were declared off on account of the
illness of Governor Nash. While at
tending the christening of one of the
big trees in his honor, near Santa
Cruz, Monday last he was poisoned
with poison oak. He was partially
blinded and suffered much while ad
dressing the Union League club. To
day he has not been out of bed and
Is attended constantly by a physician
and nurses. While his affliction is
not serious It prevents him from par
ticipating in any of the functions that
had been arranged in his honor.
Coager Chata With Milk
WASHINGTON. May 17. Mr. Con
ger, United States minister to China,
paid a flying visit to Assistant Secre
tary Hill yesterday prior to his return
to Iowa by way of New York. He will
return to Washington to consult with
the president before leaving for his
post In China.
Crashed hy Failles Back.
ROME, May 17. Most of the houses
of the village of Acerenzo, near Po
tenza, have been swept away by the
fall of an immense rock. Troops have
been dispatched to the scene of the
disaster. Thus Jar fifteen bodies have
Gea. HoaTasaa Drop Dead.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 17. Adjutant
General Hoffman of the National guard
dropped desd yesterday while in con
sultation with Major General Roe.
British Bine' Jacket Shoot Well.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 16. The
experiments with the old coast de
fense Ironclad Scorpion as a target for
sea firing began Tuesday. The first
class cruiser Crescent used its three
pounder and six-pounder quick-firing
guns at 1,000 yards. Then, steaming
at full speed, it opened fire on the
Scorpion with its six-Inch "guns at
6,000 to 3,000 yards. The shooting' was
accurate and the operations wera satisfactory.
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OtapUiilir ann.rDefendisr Fsotioni
Etch save a Bi&gate en tie Way.
ARE TO EXI1AIN TREIRTROUILES
FJtlea Aaktaar HawaUaa Oeveraef
Beateral Is te Be Peatnoaed Bepah
Meaa 0adaa Baderaemeat Ceatra-Sctlaa-
Heme Baler! Charge.
HONOLULU. May 8. Via 8an
Francisco, May 15. By the steamer
Maripoea today Horns Rule Repre
sentative F. W. Beckley, Hon. Samuel
Parker, Delegate R. W. Wilcox leave
for San Francisco. Beckley goes to
lay before President McKinley n
peae rule resolution passed -in the
house and senate asking for the re
moval of Governor Dole. Parker has
a memorial unanimously indorsed by
the republican members of both
houses and by the territorial repub
lican central committee replying to
the home rule charges against Dole.
Wilcox is on his way back to Wash
ington and says he has nothing to do
with the fight
In the house this morning, Repre
sentative Emmeluth, home rule, made
a sensational speech against the gov
ernor. The legislature had been call
ed In special session for appropriation
bills and had Just completed its or
ganization when Emmeluth introduc
ed a resolution to provide for the
sending of Berkley to San Francisco.
In support of it he declared that the
conditions that had led to the revolt
In 1893 had developed again, with
Dole now the usurper of power in
stead of the ex-queen. It was intend
ed by the home rulers to have the
resolution to send Beckley concur
rent but the senate adjourned for the
day too early, and, as the steamer was
leaving this afternoon, the house
passed it as a house resolution. Both
houses organized for business and
re-elected most of their former organ
isations. The republican members of the leg-,
islature and the members of the cen
tral committee and the Joint caucus
have endorsed the action of Governor
Dole in refusing to extend the ses
sion of the legislature, and after the
adoption of the home rule resolution
of last week making charges against
the governor, asking for his removal
and declaring that he was responsible
for the failure of the legislature to
do any considerable amount of busi
ness, the republicans prepared a state
ment in reply which Samuel Parker
takes with him.
The reply states that the home rule
party, having control of the legisla
ture, blocked every effort at substan
tial legislation; that bills were so 11
Icgically put together that It was Im
possible to do anything with them;
that the home rule party was con
stantly hampered with petty Jealous
ies, and that these party bickerings
caused the president of the senate,
himself a member of the home rule
party, to resign in disgust The reply
states further that one of the causes
of the failure of the members of the
home rule party to attain their ob
jects, and which prevented the legis
lature from accomplishing more, was
the Insistence of the home rule mem
bers upon the use of the Hawaiian
language in the legislative proceed
ings, notwithstanding the organic act
provides that "All legislative proceed
ings shall be conducted in the English
language." They -elected interpreters
and required Interpretation of all
bills, resolutions, motions and de
bates. Mrs. Nation Dealea Insanity.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 16. Mrs. Na
tion will appeal from the verdict ren
dered against her and declares she will
argue her own cases hereafter and de
mand women Jurors. "I had two thing
to contend with," she said; "my law
yers bungled the case and there were
anarchists on the Jury. I am not In
sane and begged my lawyers not to en
ter such a plea."
First Payment Next Tear.
BERLIN, May 16. A dispatch re
ceived here from Pekin says the note
of the Chinese peace plenipotentiaries,
accepting the amount of Indemnity de
manded by the powers, propose to pay
the first of the thirty annual install
ments of 15,000,000 taels in July, 1902.
Has Not Sold Northern Pacific
BERLIN, May 16. It is authorita
tively confirmed that the Deutsche
bank has not sold Its holdings of
Northern Pacific to Kuhn, Loeb ft Co..
Mrs. Blow i Bareate Hoase.
CHICAGO, May 16. Mrs. Jennie
Gdbdell Blow, who originated the hos
pital ship idea for the British in South
Africa, arrived here last night, en
route from Europe to her home in Colo
rado. While in England Mrs. Blow
was the recipient of high honors, both
from Queen Victoria and King Edward
VIL When she returned from South
Africa King Edward appointed her
Lady of Grace of the Order of St John
Fay af Iawa Peetasasters. '
WASHINGTON. May 16. Tho sala
ries of the postmasters at Spencer,
Spirit "Lake, Storm Lake, Sumner,
Truer, Vinton, Waverly, Williamsburg
and Winterset have been increased $100
n year and the salary of the postmas
ters at Sioux Rapids and Tabor have"
bean decreased $100.
W. C. Phillips of Clarinda, la., has
been appointed n steward in the marine
. TRESPASSERS f ATAL SiOT.
Order Mlaa Awy.
TECUM8EH. Neb., May 18. John
Kavanagh, a young and respected
farmer near Smartville, this county,
shot and fatally wounded Dennis Mc
Laughlin, a bachelor neighbor and
likewise a respectable citizen.
On McLaughlin's farm is a beautiful
little lake which until recently had
been the Mecca of the local Waltons.
Lately, however, McLaughlin had is
sued no-trespasslBg orders. Although
a neighbor, it is said bad Mood had
existed between the two nten for some
time. On this occasion Kavanagh took
his gun and fishing cod and proceed
ed over to the lake for a half day's
sport As soon as McLaughlin spied
Kavanagh fishing on his premises he
took his gun and went to
off. Benching his
tor he ordered him. to leave In con
vincing language, whereupon 'Kavan
agh' responded by saying he would go
as soon as he could collect his hunt
ing and fishing equipment
Emphasizing his orders to leave,
McLaughlin leveled his gun upon
Kavanagh and told him to be hasty
or suffer the consequences and he be
came much excited. Gazing down the
barrels of the old man's gun,. Kavan
agh grabbed his own weapon from the
bank of the lake and before the old
man could act had shot him in the
bead and shoulders.
McLaughlin fell to the ground mor
tally wounded. Several of the shot
penetrated his temple. As soon as he
realized what he had done Kavanagh
arranged to have a surgeon hastily
dispatched to the scene and then went
home. He claims he did the shooting
MRS. LAUE IS DISCHARGED.
Waa Premised Iaamaalty far Teatlfylag
KEARNEY, Neb.. May 16. District
court has been in session here this
week, with Judge Adams of Minden
presiding. The docket was very
light. Before adjourning Judge Adams
stated he had received word from
Judge Sullivan asking him to enter
an order discharging Mrs. Laue from
the custody of the sheriff, which he
did. It will be remembered that Mrs.
Laue was the principal witness in the
Dinsmoro case, and she has been in
the custody of the sheriff ever since
his case was tried over a year ago. In
his letter to Judge Adams, Judge Sul
livan stated that at the time Dins
more was tried the county attorney
and his assistants told him they were
unable to convict. DInsmore without
her testimony, and her attorney re
fused to allow her to testify unless
immunity was promised. The promise
of Immunity was thereupon given and
she was permitted to go on the stand
and testify. Hence her discharge was
simply a fulfillment of that promise.
Oeeapatloa Tax Ballag.
LINCOLN, May 18. State Superin
tendent of Schools Fowler, acting on
a case submitted to him from Tobias,
has taken the position that the school
district is entitled to the whole of oc
cupation taxes as well as license fees,
and that the former cannot legally be
diverted to the use of tha village or
municipality. In the case in question
a license fee of $500 is levied on sa
loon keepers and In addition an oc
cupation tax of $500, the latter being
turned into the city and the former
into the school treasury. Mr. Fowler
holds that the school district Is en
titled to the entire $1,000, and bases
his position on section 5, article 8, of
the state constitution and on three
decisions of the supreme court of the
Apaointmeeta By tha Governor.
LINCOLN, May 18. The governor
has appointed Mrs. A. H. Weir and
Mrs. H. S. Freeman to positions on
the advisory board of the Home of the
Friendless. The board members ap
pointed by Governor Dietrich never
received their commissions, owing to
the fact that the terms of the mem
bers appointed during the administra
tion of Governor Poynter had not ex
pired. Only two vacancies occurred
and were filled by Governor Savnge.
Dairymen to JToIe the Fight.
LINCOLN, May 18. Following the
example of the butter and egg dealers,
the officers of the State Dairymen's
cssoclation met here and passed reso
lutions pledging their support to Food
Commissioner Hibbard in his effort
to enforce the law against the sale of
Imitation butter and other dairy prod
ucts. Resolutions were also adopted
requesting every dairy in the state to
assist in the work of enforcing the
BELLWOOD, Neb., May 18.
Spelts at Co.'s elevator at this place,
together with 2,000 bushels of corn
in the elevator and 2,000, bushels of
earn corn in the crib, was burned.
From the Spelts elevator the flames
leaped to the Central Granaries com
pany's elevator, which together with
an engine and 2,000 bushels of grain
was consumed. A Burlington freight
car was also destroyed. The fire was
the largest ever in Bellwood.
Charged With Cattle Theft.
SIDNEY, Neb., May 18. Henry
Bartling, an old resident of Cheyenne
county and n wealthy stockman, was
arrested by Dave Beattie, sheriff of
Logan county, and taken to Sterling,
Colo., charged with stealing cattle
from W. C. Bullock. Bartling's son
John was arrested for horso stealing
last fall and he was to be tried at
this term of court, but failed to make
his appearance and his bond of $2,000
At Fort Wayne, Ind.. one hundred
and twenty-five machinists aad ap
prentices in the Wabash railway shops
Count von Buelow, the chancellor,
has sent n letter to the reiekstag ask
lng that body to adjourn until No
vember 16. -
Mrs., Gage, wife of Secretary of the
Treasury Gage, who has been ill foe
some time, is reported to he in a eeri
Tucket Woodson Taylor, aged 4s,
was. found dead in his rooms at
Greencastle, Wyo. It is believed to bt
a case of suicide. '
A young' woman at Wallingford.
Coul, has been awarded damages of
ITtn against n man whs nearly seared
her to death tor n John.
Aeeordiag to the return of this
year's census the total population of
England and Wales is S2.52f.7U, an
Increase of 3,525, 191 over 1891.
Vice President Roosevelt has accept
ed an Invitation to make aa address
at Minneapolis during the state fair.
The address will be made September
The supreme court of Massachusetts
has rendered a decision upholding
the constitutionality of the law whleh
prescribes execution by electricity In
Mrs. Mattie Berger. the school teach
er who disappeared from Peublo, Col.,
on April 25. and who, it was feared,
had been murdered, has been located
at San Jose, Cal.
A general strike involving directly
150.000 machinists and indirectly 500.
000 men in the metal working trades. Is
expected to take place May 20. unless
some arrangement is effected in the
The secretary of the treasury has
purchased $90,000 short 4s bonds at
$113.6392. The secretary of the treas
ury has also purchased $412,050 short
4s at $113.64.
Mrs. Mary Leonard, better known us
F"rench Mary," a vlvandlere of the
civil war and one of the most pictur
esque figures produced during the re
bellion, committed suicide at Pittsburg
Pa., by taking poison.
Chaplain Daley, late of the First regi
ment South Dakota volunteers, who
accompanied the regiment on its Phil
ippine campaign, has consented to de
liver the Memorial day address at
Carthage, South Dakota.
Already enough mea have been en
listed at Ft Meade, S. D., for oae
troop of the Thirteenth United States
cavalry and consequently troop A is
being organised. Captain R. C. Wil
liams, recently promoted from first
lieutenant of the First cavalry, is in
Chief Justice Fuller, of the United
States supreme court, announced the
affirmative of the decision of the
United States circuit court for the dis
trict of Washington in the case of
Nordstrom, under sentence of death for
murder, refusing to grant a writ of
Quartermaster General Luddington
has arranged for the removal of the
remains of the confederate dead in the
Soldiers' Home cemetery and in the
Arlington cemetery to another section
of the last named cemetery, which has
been set aside by the secretary of war
for their reinterment
Reports reaching the Interior de
partment show that smallpox is wide
spread among the Indians of thewest
ern reservations. A report from the
Cheyenne reservation and the Sioux
agency in South Dakota says small
pox Is prevalent throughout and that
many deaths have occurred.
The war secretary, Mr. Broderick, In
the house of commons, moved his army
scheme, providing for six corps, with
50,000 militia as a reserve, and in
creasing the yeomanry from 12,000 to
A civil service examination will be
held on June 18th, at Des Moines, for
position of meat Inspector In the bu
reau of animal industry; salary from
11,200 to $1,400 per annum. On June
Sd an examination will be held for the
position of editorial clerk in the same
department paying a salary of $1,400.
Howard L. Burket. one of the vet
eran business men of Omaha, dropped
dead in the yard of his residence.
All the wholesale liquor men In
Omaha have organized under the name
of the Wholesale Liquor Dealers' as
sociation. Alexander Martx, an old Iowa edu
cator, died a few days ago.
At Zaneta. lows. May 14. Postmaster
J. Marsh was run down by a passen
ger train on the Iowa, Minnesota ft
Northwestern railroad and fatally in
jured. The secretary of the treasury has
purchased $4,500 more of short term
bonds at $113.66.
King Edward, according to the pa
pers, will arrive In Hamburg towards
the end of May and will remain there
for a few weeks to take the waters.
Sioux City has prospects for n
fourth packing house.
Mary H. Matthews, principal teacher
at Indian school at Mescolero, N. M.,
has been transferred to a similar posi
tion at the North Winnebago school,
The salaries of the following presi
dential postmasters in Iowa have been
changed: Schaller, Increased $200;
Fortst City, Fort Madison, Grlnnell,
Nevada, Paulina, Pomeroy, Remsen
and Rockwell City, increased $100;
Nora Springs. Increased $100.
Archbishop Lewis, of Ontario, died
on board the Atlantic transport line
steamer Menominee. May 4. He em
barked seriously ill. as the result of
pneumonia, aad intended to stay in
London n short time and proceed to
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