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COLtDlBTJS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. JtiLY 3t. 1901.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,629.
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Opmocm Establishes Hew World's Secord
KATS ABBOT'S TIME HALF SECONI
la 2:e 3-4 Over Coarse that Heaas
a Trifle Heavy T-ikrs the Banning
Jtate First Hair Mil in i:oi and the
xt la l:oi 3-4.
CLEVELAND. O., July 27.-Amid
the. enthusiastic cheers of nearly 10,
000 people Cresceus, the world's cham
pion trotting stallion, again demon
strated that he is the peer of all trot
ters by trotting a mile this afternoon
over the Glenville track in 2.02.
This establishes a new world's record
for both sexes, replacing the former
world's record of 2:03&. held by The
Owing to the heavy rains of last
(night the track was not in the best
(of condition today and it was about
6:30 p. m. before it was deemed to be
in safe condition to warrant making
the attempt. At times the sun's heat
had been replaced by cool breezes.
Even then there were few horsemen
vho looked for a mile better than
2:03. After having been given several
preliminary miles. George Ketcham
came out with the stallion to attempt
what seemed an impossible feat.
Ketcham nodded for the word on the
third score, the horse trotting like a
Accompanied by a runner, the chest -
nut stallion fairly flew to the quarter,
the timers watches registering just
As Cresceus swung into the back
stretch he was joined by a second
runner, and although many predicted
that the footing was such as would
retard his speed he reached the half
in 1:01. As the time was hung out
the immense crowd broke out in
cheers. The three-quarters pole was
reached in 1:21, and as the great
stallion trotted into the stretch, a run
ner on either side, his machine-like
stride was fairly eating up the dis
tance. Never ouce faltering, notwithstand-
ing the terrific clip, he fairly flew to '
the wire being sustained only by his
indomitable courage not being touch
ed once by the whip, his sole urging
being the driver's voice and the thun
dering hoof beats of the accompanying
As the time for the mile was an
nounced 2:02?i and the immense
crowd realized that a new world's
record had been established, Ketcham
and his faorite stallion received an
ox'ation such as has been but seldom
witnessed on a race track. Thousands
of people rushed out on the track and
Ketcham was lifted trom the sulky
and carried to the grand stand on the
shoulders of admirers. Cneer after
cheer rent the air and the name of
Cresceus was upon the lips of every
"Ketcham." "Ketcham." yelled the
crowd, and the owner of the sturdy
sou of Robert McGregor was almost
carried to the judges" stand, where he
delivered a brief address.
Cresceus now not only holds the
world's trotting record for both sexes,
but last week at the Detroit grand
circuit meeting, by trotting in 2:06?
and 2:03 in his race against Charley
Kerr, secured the world's record for
the two fastest heats ever trotted in
a race, his second mile in 2:03 also
being a new world's record for the
fastest mile ever trotted in a race,
and also the fastest second heat ever
SIX'S SLAUGHTER Of NORSES.
Ettlmated 250 Hate Been KUIed in
South Dakota County.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. July 27 It
is estimated that the intense heat has
killed fully 230 horses m this. Minne
William Parkinson, a well known
farmer living near Ben Clare, was in
stantly killed by lightning while har
vesting. Four horses he was driving
were killed by the same stroke. Par
kinson ias aged 27 and leaves a wife
and child. His father and other rela
tives live in Sioux Falls.
Total l!ool Purchased.
WASHINGTON. July 27. The sec
retary of the treasury today purchased
short term bonds as follows: Two
thousand dollars 4s at ll.13.Co' 4 $1,500
5s at $1.09.2135. and $S0O 3s at $1.09.125.
he total amount purchased for the
sinking fund today is $15,954,100 at a
cost of $1S,026,563.
Union Pacific Both a Branch.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. July 27.
The Leavenworth & Lawrence branch
of the Union Pacific, which has been
in a receiver's hands for several years,
was sold, the purchase price being
$900,000. There was but one bidder
and the road was knocked down to
Judge W. R. Kelly of Omaha for the
Union Pacific railway. Judge Kelly
stated that the receiver would be dis
charged at once and the road operated
as part of the Union Pacific system.
Chicago Refasee Raeh Orders.
CHICAGO. July 27. Four deaths
and six prostrations were the net re
sult of yesterday's heat and humidity,
the former being 82 degrees at its
highest in the weather bureau, which
means at least 5 degrees below the
street level temperature, and the hu
midity being 7L As the hot spell
grows in duration many of the transfer
and parcel delivery companies are re
fusing to acept rush orders because sc
many horses have died from the heat
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THE NEBRASKA GliAtfc
AdJataatGral Colby Forwards Certif
icate to Washington.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 23. Adjutant
General Colby has sent a certificate to
the war department at Washington
certifying the number of men in ac
tive service in the Nebraska National
Guard the past year. On this certifi
cate the appropriation from the gen
eral government for the guard is bas
ed. Last year the appropriation
amounted to about 117,000. It will be
about the same tnis year. The adju
tant general's statement shows that
2,077 men were regularly organized;
uniformed and in the service of the
state during the year ending June 30,
1901. This number comprises 127
commissioned officers and 1,950 en
listed men. The average attendance
of officers and men at drills and pa
rades was 1,007.
The adjutant general has ordered
another list of officers of the Nebras
ka National Guard to appear at his
office at 9 a. m. Wednesday, August
7, to stand examination as to their
fitness to hold commissions in the
guard. The state military board will
also meet on the same day. The ex
amining board will comprise Colonel
Ernest H. Tracy, Major William K.
Wood and Major R. Emmett Giffin.
Captain Charles M. Richardson, com
pany L, First regiment, is the only
officer of his rank in the list of those
to be examined. The first lieutenants
are: A. M. Hull, quartermaster, First
regiment; George T. Northen, com
pany I, Second regiment; Leroy V;
Pnfnll pnTnnQm A C.arTfi rarttnanta
;George H. Emery, company L. First
rcvimeot; Herald Bednarv company
K, Second regiment; Edwin F. Wil
belmy, company C. Second regiment.
The second lieutenants are: Henry
Olson, company I, First regiment: Ar
thur R. Marshall, company A. First
regiment; Charles E. Brown, company
E, Second regiment; John T. Cham
bers, company K. Second regiment;
Charles M. Anderson, company C,
Second regiment; William H. Ray,
company I. Second regiment; Clayton
J. Norton, company B. Second regi
ment; William S. Baldwin, troop A.
Deputy Game Warden.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 29 Cover
nor Savage has appointed the follow-
ing deputy game wardens to serve
without compensation: A. J. Shirley
of Ord. for Valley county; J. A. Ed
wards of Franklin, for Franklin coun
ty; G. W. Whitehorn of Spencer, for
Boone county; L. K. McGaw of Osce
ola, for Polk county; W. A. Myers of
Alma, for Harlan county; J. E. Cox
of Cairo, for Hall county; M. H. Bru
ning of Cedar Bluffs, for Saunders and
Heeded-Sot the Warning.
M'COOK, Neb.. July 29. Ben Glas
son of Nelson, Neb., was struck by an
engine on the Narrows, about a mile
east of McCook. and instantly killed.
Glasson was walking along the track
and heedless of the stock whistle
sounded, attempted to cross the track
in front of the train at a curve. He
was struck back of the head, dashed
to one side of the track and instantly
killed. The coroner's jury exonerated
the railroad company from blame.
Howe. Welcome Hoaae.
AUBURN. Neb.. July 29. The work
of the committee having in charge
preparations for the reception of Hon.
Church Howe, United States consul.
Sheffield, England, on his return
home, July 30. is about completed.
Large posters announcing the date,
with half-tone portrait of Mr. Howe,
are being freely displayed in all parts
of the city. The Pawnee City band of
thirty pieces has been engaged for the
Farmer Narrow Escape.
ASHTON. Neb.. July 29. Adam
Frederick, a farmer living five miles
north of here, was overcome by heat
while mowing hay in a deep ravine.
He fell in front of the rowing ma
chine and .t passed over his body. He
was carried home unconscious and
Dr. Howard of Ashton called, who
found two ribs broken and other in
ternal injuries. His condition is seri
ous. Another Suspect Arrested.
SPRINGVIEW. Neb.. July 29. Dep
uty Sheriff Hackler arrested William
Hastings for alleged cattle stealing.
He pleaded not guilty at the prelim
inary hearing and was bound over to
the October term of district court in
the sum of $1,500. This is the fifth
one of the Helyer and Bingham men
that have been arrested in the last
Laad Seeker From Pawnee.
PAWNEE CITY, Neb., July 29. Out
of about thirty who went to El Reno
to secure land, about twenty are yet
there, and will stay till after the
drawing. Quite a number went down
Friday and will take up their resi
dence with those already there. They
report the weather pleasant and the
nights cool and are getting along well.
There are over fifty thousand people
camped on about a square mile at El
Dreatb. Chiaeh Bags aad ST oapers.
OVERTON. Neb.. July 29. Grain
harvest is over and fall wheat and
rye will make a good yield. Spring
wheat and oats are badly injured by
drouth, chinch bugs and grasshoppers
and will not make to exceed one
fourth of a crop. The second crop of
alfalfa will yield about one-half as
much as the first crop. The" corn is
standing the drouth exceedingly well
and with rain in a few days will not
be injured to exceed 20 per cent.
AS TO M FRAUDS
CtanmiwoBer Henna fake neamtions
to Prereat Them.
ATTICS fO All STATES IAVIN0
folrcetlv Aiaie to Check Rscnrrme. la
Moataaa aod Idaho Registrar. Cen
tered for Neglect Other Matter from
the Katleaal Capital.
WASHINGTON. July 26. On ac
count of timber land frauds discovered
in Montana and Idaho Commissioner
Hermann of the general land office has
suspended all proofs made during the
present year under the timber and
stone act pending conclusion of the
fulf investigation and inquiry begun
some time ago.
This action applies to all state where
government timber land is purchased
and Involves thousands of cases. Many
large companies and speculators, it is
alleged, have had "dummies" as agents
make purchases of these lands from
the government. Commissioner Her
mann said today:
"Owing to the act of congress per
mitting selections of valuable timber
lands as indemnity for lands held by
individuals and operations within tho
forest reserve a speculation in so-called
forest reserve scrip has started. By
this means the owner may relinquish
them to the government and take val
uable lands on the unappropriated
public domain, or may convey his hold
ings to another person seeking to hold
the right of selection.
"This system provided great rivalry
among speculators and mining com
panies in the acquirement of large
tracts of timber lands. This has in
duced many others who are not own
ers of such scrip, or exchangeable
lands inside forest reserves, to avail
themselves of an earlier act of congress
approved June 2, 1S78, the timber and
"This act limits each purchaser to
160 acres and expressly requires ap
plicants to swear that the purchase is
not speculative, but made in good faith
for his own exclusive use, and that he
has not made any agreement for the
transfer of his title. For many years,
particularly the last year, this law has
been grossly violated and abused by
persons who perjure themselves before
the local land officers. The general
land office has directed its special
agents to report on any further cases
that may be discovered and all land
officers have been warned to exercise
the utmost strictness in the examina
tion of parties and witnesses.
"Many of the fraudulent proofs made
might have been detected had the reg
istrars and receivers at the local land
offices strictly applied the rules for
scrutiny of proofs of applicants. After
such proofs have passed the local of
ficers, showing regularity and apparent
good faith of entries, it is impossible
for the authorities here to detect error
GET NEBRASKA rOTATOES.
Sionx City Eager to Get Them at Good
SIOUX CITY. la.. July 26. The
scarcity of early potatoes in the mar
ket here is causing a good deal of ac
tivity among local dealers to get hold
of them. Every day from 400 to 600
bushels are brought in over the com
bination bridge in wagons by Nebras
ka farmers, and the wholesale com
mission men and retail grocers have
men at the bridge from 3 to 7 o'clock
in the morning to meet these wagons
and buy as many potatoes as possible.
This competition means good prices
and the farmers like the arrangement
very much. From 75 cents to $1 a
bushel is being paid. The late po
tatoes here will be very greatly dam
aged if rain does not come within a
TREE TRADE E0R P0RT0 RICO.
Presideat Issues Formal Proclamation to
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 26.
The president has issued his procla
mation establishing free trade be
tween Porto Rico and the United
States and declaring the organization
of a civil government for the island.
The proclamation is purely formal
and only in the body of the resolution
adopted by the Porto Rican legislature
(heretofore published) does it appear
that the island is set free commer
cially tomorrow in the commemora
tion of the anniversary of the plant
ing of the American flag on the is
lands. Drouth Pats Potatoes Cp.
CHICAGO. July 26. In less than a
week the wholesale price of potatoes
in the local market has advanced as
a result of the drouth from 70 cents
a bushel to $1.10. the Ialter being the
closing figure yesterday. This increase
of 40 cents a bushel in so short a time
is said to be unprecedented. Reports
from southern Illinois. Missouri and
Kansas indicate that the recent show
ers came to late to save much of the
potatoes in those sections.
Passe Fiads Fugitive.
MISSOURI VALLET. la.. July 26.
Sheriff Skeltoa and his posse caught
William Woodfork. alleged murderer,
near Little Sioux. It is charged that
Wednesday evening in a drunken revel
Woodfork stabbed his brother
Amos, who lived but a few hours. The
sheriff and poisse started after,, him at
once and after a hunt made more dis
agreeable by the intense heat, they lo
cated him in hiding in a brick yard
oath of Little Sioux.
INTERSTATE OLD SETTLERS,
Pioneers of Nebraska aad Kartfas Meet
at Bob Scott's.
LfNCOLN. Neb., July 27. Early
settlers in the territory which includes
Nemaha and Pawnee counties in Ne--"
braska and the two adjoining coun
ties just below the state line iri Kan
sas have formed an Interstate Old
Settlers' association and on July 31
and August 1 the o'rgar.izaliori will
have its first annal flfteting. The
gathering will be at Turkey creek,
in Bob Scott's grove, a section which
figures prominently in the pioneer
history of the state and which is said
to have been the camping place of
John Brown, the Harper's Ferry hero.
Thirty years' continued residence in
the territory is the requirement of
membership, but everybody is invited
to attend the meeting.
Governor Savage has accepted aa
invitation to represent Nebraska at
the gathering. He will deliver an ad
dress before the assemblage on Au
gust 1. J. Sterling Morton of Ne
braska City, Governor Stanley and
Congressman Bailey of Kansas are
also named on the program.
Wnhted the Bridge To Bora.
WYMORE, Neb.. July 27. The west
approach of the Burlington bridge No.
39. across the Blue river, about a mii
east of town, was discovered to be on
fire about 11 o'clock at night by Frank
Crawford. While returning to town
he gave the alarm. He was met by a
stranger who trid to get him not to
give the alarm, and failing in the at
tempt he fired three shots at Craw
ford, none of whicn took effect, how
ever. The bridge gang succeeded in
putting out the fire but not until three
spans of the bridge had burned.
Find Evidence of tiailt.
HASTINGS, Neb.. July 27. Coinci
den twith the removal of the post
office seeming proof of the guilt of Ed
Bexton was found. His November re
ports as money order clerk were in
complete, and the department at
Washington has been annoyed there
by. Bexton insists that he had for
warded the reports. When the miss
ing report was discovered and Bexton
confronted with it he confessed to
issuing a forged money order for
twenty dollars. Further developments
are looked for.
Sues Head of Geneva Home.
FREMONT, Neb.. July 27. Miss
Anna Strellner of Ames has begun ac
tion against B. R. B. Weber, formerly
superintendent of the industrial
school at Geneva, and others of the
instructors and managers, for $10,000.
She alleges that during the year 1900.
for some alleged infraction of the
rules, she was kept for seven days
and nights in a cell without sufficient
clothing. As a result of her exposure
one of her arms became diseased and
will probably have to be amputated.
Republican State Convention.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 27. The re
publicans of the state of Nebraska
are called to meet in convention at the
auditorium in Lincoln on Wednesday,
August 2S. 1901. for the purpose of
placing in nomination candidates for
the following offices: One judge of
the supreme court, two regents of the
university of the state of Nebraska,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may regularly come before
Blackleg- Anon; Cattle.
CALLAWAY, Neb.. July 27. Black
le ghas again made its appearance in
this locality, many cattle having met
death from its effects the past week.
The cattlemen are busy "accinating
their herds, and otherwise guarding
against the disease. Numerous re
ports also come to the effect that
many fat hogs are dying from the in
Good Wheat YUM.
SEWARD. Neb., July 27. The
wheat yield is even better than previ
ously reported. Scarcely any fields
are turning out less than twenty-five
bushels per acre, while some have
gone over forty. One farmer living
in the south part of the county
threshed a field of 200 acres that av
eraged thirty bushels to the acre.
Fiaed for Violating Fish Mw.
FREMONT. Neb., July 27. Deputy
Game Warden Carter had Charles
Benton and A. W. Burns arrested for
fishing in the Platte river with trot
lines containing more than five hooks.
They claimed they did not know
anything about the new law and were
let off with the lowest fine.
Popnlist Stat CoKBiittee.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 27. Chair
man J. H. Edmisten announces that
the populist state central committee
will meet in Lincoln on August 7. the
same date as that set for the meeting
of the free silverites and democrats.
Conrt Hon e Bonds Defeated.
SEWARD, Neb.. July 27. At the
special election held here, when an
$50,000 court house proposition was
voted upon, it failed to carry.
Thirty-Fire Cattle Stolen.
MINDEN Neb.. July 27. A bold
piece of cattle rustling took place at
Ed Westing's place near Heartwell.
in this county. A large herd belong
ing to several neighboring farmers
were in Mr. Westing's pasture. When
he went out to look them over he dis
covered that the herd had diminished
considerably. About thirty-five head
are missing and a reward of $10 has
been offered for the capture of the
SIR. L0NGJ1L HELP
Sarf Secretary Pleased to Grant Schley's
Bequest for Investigation.
DEWEY AND OTHERS FOR COUNCIL
Wishes to Give Santiago OfOoer Fairest
Possible Hearing The Order Will Be
Issued Soon and Become Effective
WASHINGTON. July 23. Secretary
Long, in accordance with a request
from Admiral Schley, advised that of
ficer that he would order a court of
inquiry to examine into the entire
matter of Admiral Schley'3 course in
the Santiago naval campaign. Later
the secretary announced that, owing
to the extremely hot weather, the
court would not meet until September
and that he would turn over his recep
tion room to the court. The secretary
"It is too hot cow and I don't be
lieve it would be comfortable for of
ficers to sit in their heavy full dress
uniforms during August. I issued an
order some time ago dispensing with
the wearing of fuil dress uniforms
during a court-martial, but this ca3C
will be so important that every forw
of official dignity will be observed,
even to the guard of marines at the
door. I propose to give the court the
use of the large reception room ad
joining my office, which is a conven'
ent and commodious place."
"Will the sessions of the court be
"Unquestionably"' was the em
phatic reply. "I propose to make that
fact very plain. It would be a great
mistake to have a secret court. The
country has the right to know all that
transpires in the way of testimony of
fered. Personally, I should be very
glad to have a court composed of a
large number of officers, but the naval
regulations restrict me to the selec
tion of three. I hope to name the
personnel of the court today and this
will give the judge advocate and re
corder ample time to prepare a list
of witnesses who are to be summoned
This list will necessarily be quite
lengthy and it will take some little
time to assemble the officers here. I
do not believe that the session of th
court will be prolonged, because
after all, a great deal of talk over the
Santiago campaign is like the Genii'a
vapor, which can be condensed in a
"Will Admiral Schley be allowed to
"Admiral Schley." was the reply,
will be afforded every opportunity for
the appearance of all the witnesses he
may desire. He is also entitled un
der the naval regulations to be ren
resented by counsel."
While Secretary Long was not ask
ed whether the court of inquiry woul-I
be asked to form aad submit an opin
ion upon the facts disclosed by the
Investigation, it is considered quite
probable that this course will be pur
sued. Unless the order convening the
court expressly requires this opinion
to be expressed, its report must bi
confined to stating the facts found.
Wyoming a a Pasture.
OHAHA. July 23. R. M. Allen
president of the Standard Cattle com
pany of Ames. Neb., and also con
nected with the beet sugar industry
there, arrived in Omaha from Wyom
ing. He said that pasturage there
is superb and that the stockmen are
taking unusual steps in order to derive
the most benefits possible from this
fact. They are buying in Nebraska
all the cheap cattle and are taking
them to Wyoming feeding grounds.
Canner Take Precaution.
MARSHALLTOWN. la.. July 23.
Representatives of seventeen Iowa and
Nebraska canning factories met here
to discuss the situation in view of
the protracted dry weather and decid
ed to withdraw all price sheets un
til they can ascertain the probable
shortage of the season's pick.
Condition of the Tre-tnury.
WASHINGTON. July 25. Today's
statement of the treasury balance in
the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000,000 gold reserve in the divis
ion cf redemption, shows: Available
cash balance. I169.054.33S; gold, $97,
401,013. Fnneral of Mm. Krager.
PRETORIA. Tuesday. July 23. Mrs.
Kruger. wife of former President
Kruger of the South African republic,
who died Saturday last of pneumonia,
after an illness of three days, was
buried here todav.
Root Speaks of the Forts.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.
Secretary Root speaks in high terms
of the possibilities of Forts Riley ana
Leavenworth as posts for military in
struction. He says Fort Riley is an
excellent post for one of the big mil
itary camps of instruction and ma
neuvers contemplated by congress;
also that troops to the present capac
ity of the quarters at Jefferson ba--racks
and Forts Riley. Leavenworth
and Sheridan will be retained.
Boer Prisoners Get Away.
HAMILTON, Bermuda. July 20.
(Correspondence of the Associated
Press.) The prisoners of war confined
in Darrel's island make almost night
ly attempts to avoid the patroling
guards and gain the mainland by
swimming. The water between Dar
rell's island and the beach is calm
and all night long the gunboats sweep
it with their searchlights. Sharks
abound and the British guards will
shoot on suspicion.
GENERAL DR0UTI SITUATION.
Chaaderstorms fallowed by Hot Saa Lit
tie Beaeflt to Crops.
WASHINGTON. July 26. Official
reports show that the corn belt re
gion continues hot and dry. ith no
prospect of immediate change in
these conditions. Showers have fall
en in the northern naif of the corn
belt area since last night, including
eastern" Nebraska. Iowa, northern Il
linois, northern Indiana and Ohio.
Most of these rains5, which genially
were light in amount, hit Jt night.
Today there were some light rainfalls
in western Nebraska and Oklahoma.
These precipitations, however, the
forecast officials ay, are not always
conducive of the best results to the
growing crops, as they are mostly
thunder showers, immediately follow
ed by a hot sun. Showers, it is said,
possibly may occur in the drouth
stricken region tomorrow, as they
usually are inseparable from visita
tions of intense heat, but no general
occurrence of them is predicted. Tem
peratures in the corn belt while a few
degrees lower today than yesterday,
were again high, ranging from 93 de
grees to 100 degress and higher.
WRY IS THE WEST HOT.
This Prebleai to Sow Fazsliaz the
PORTLAND, Ore., July 26. Edward
A. Beals. forecast official in charge
of the Portland office of the weather
bureau, said ioday concerning Mr.
Serviss' theory of heat causation
through sun disturbances:
"If Mr. Serviss' theory is correct
the excessive heat being experienced
in the east should be correspondingly
felt in the North Pacific states, as we
are under the influence of the same
sun and situated in the same hemi
sphere. The facts are that the central
west has had a month more of tem
peratures averaging from 6 to 12 de
grees warmer than usual. The nor
mal daylight temperature in Portland
in July is 66.3. This year it has been
KAISER AS TEACE MAKER.
.Hay Assam the Role to End Sooth Af
LONDON. July 26. "The rumor as
to the early peace negotiations which
has pervaded the House of Commons
for some days." says the Daily Ex
press, "has taken the more definite
form that Emperor William is soon
to assume the role of peacemaker. Mr.
Kruger and his advisers are repre
sented as having empowered the
kaiser to act for the Boers, and he
is willing to take the initiative in or
der to popularize his relations with
the German people, who disapprove
his friendship for Great Britain.
Something apparently is on foot,
whether Emperor William is in it or
Mr. Kruger's arrival at The Hague
is connected, the Daily Express thinks,
with the rumored peace suggestions.
GREAT BATTLE WAS f OUGHT.
And French Trampled Over Moors la
LONDON, July 27. "A few days
ago," says a dispatch to the Daily
Mail from Cadiz, "a great battle was
fought between the French and the
Moors near Figuig. It was the re
sult of the French operations to sub
jugate the tribes south of the Atlas
mountains and to occupy the oasis of
Tafilet. The French were victorious.
The Moors assert that the French gov
ernment has 90,000 troops on the
Ov rdose of Strychnine.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 27. George
Colby, a young man of Grand Island,
took fifteen grains of strychnine and
died in less than an hour later in ex
cruciating agony. Information from
his home is to the effect that he was
leading a fast life and associating
with dissolute characters.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 26. To
day's statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption shows availa
ble cash balances $171,979,820. Gold,
Kinc Receives the Congress.
LONDON. July 26. King Edward
received the foreign delegates to the
British congress on tuberculosis at
Marlborough. His majesty briefly ex
pressed his keen interest in the con
gress and his hopes of fruitful results
Rates for the Grand Army.
ST. LOUIS. July 26. In general or
ders issued by Commander-in-chief
Leo Rassieur of the G. A. R., in regard
to the thirty-ninth national encamp
ment to be held in Cleveland Septem
ber 9 to 14, announcement is made
that the Central Passenger association
has made a rate of one cent a mile
to and from Cleveland. All other
passenger associations, east, south and
west, have made rates of one fare and
a third for the round trip, plus $2.
Bepartsseat of Alasha no More.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 26. The
war department has issued the formal
order closing up the department of
Alaska and merging it into the depart
ment of Columbia. General George
M. Randall, with his personal and de
partmental staff, is ordered to Van
couver barracks to take command of
the department of Columbia. He will
leave St. Michaels about September
15, when the change will take place.
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Omaha and South Omaha will prob
ably join in a celebration of Labor
Miss Nettie E. Brosius of Valentine.
Neb., has been appointed to the posi
tion at Fort Mohave Indian school.
Norway has adopted the Erhardt
system of artillery and has ordered
twenty-two complete batteries from
E-Senator Pugh's condition shows
Improvement at Washington. His
physicians express- themselves as en
couraged. Francis Schlatter, the so-called
Divine healer," was tried in the polira
ccrort at Washington Saturday, and
fined ten dollars or thirty days in the
The president has appointed William
Cameron mine inspector for the In
dian territory, and D. Clem Deaver re
ceiver of public moneys at O'Neill,
Mrs. Fret! Hodge, a farmer's wife,
residing near Oxford, Wis., was criminal-
assaulted by two masked men,
while returning from the field. It is
feared she will die.
The secretary of the German navr
and some German manufacturers are
using large quantities of an oily pro
duct of German brown coal tar call
ed "Masut" for heating and steam
At Beatrice. Neb., Jack Gorman was
arrested for stealing a horse and
buggy from H. W. Rodman. As he
had counterfeit money in his posses
sion he t?iU also be held for the
United States authorities.
A London dispatch says: "The sec
retary of state for India has received
a dispatch from the viceroy, saying
that the monsoon is weak and irregu
lar, but generally sufficient for sow
ing, except in Gujarat and Punjab."
The state department has issued a
warrant to the representative of the
state of Missouri to secure the return
from Monterey, Mexico, under extra
dition of Adolph Groger. who is
charged with embezzlement of $3,000
from a company in which he was em
ployed in St. Louis.
The weekly crop bulletin of the Bur
lington railway, which has just beei:
prepared in the office of General Su
perintendent Calvert and submitted
to General Manager Holdrege, shows
that while Nebraska has not been do
ing itself proud this year in the pro
duction of record breaking crops, the
state is going to do a great deal bet
ter than many others.
According to preliminary estimate:;
made by Commissioner Evans, the
sum spent for pensions during the
year ending June SO, 1901, was $13?.
531.000 an increase of only $69,000
over the total for 1S99-1900. Mean
while 44.S61 original pensions wer
granted, 4,751 names were restored to
the roll and re-ratings were allowed
in over 60.000 cases.
The census office has issued a state
ment giving the statistics of the
school, militia, and voting population
of the states of Idaho and Illinois,
and Hawaii, the results being as fol
lows: School age, Hawaii. 33.774;
Idaho, 54.964; Illinois. 1,339,915. Males
of militia age. Hawaii, 72.596; Idaho,
41.7S5: Illinois. 1.091.472. Males of
voting age, Hawaii, 79,607; Idaho. 79,
607; Idaho, 53,932; Illinois. 1,401.456.
Secretarv Root has appointed Cfias.
Conant special commissioner of the
war department to investigate the
banking and coinage in the Philip
pines and report to the secretary of
war recommendations for remedial
Mr. Wilson, secretary of agriculture,
does not take so gloomy a view of
the agricultural prospects between
the Allegheny and the Rocky moun
tains as do some of the so-called ex
perts who are not connected with the
The official mandate of the court of
appeals of Kentucky, ordering the
Scott county circuit court to grant
ex-Secretary" of State Caleb Powers
another trial, was issued. It is pos
sible that the trial will be held in
An alleged highwayman, giving his
name as Will Jones of St. Joseph, Mo.,
was probably fatally shot through thv
base of the spine at Leavenworth,
Kan., while seeking to escape from
a policeman. His companion, giving
the name of Murphy, was captured.
Rural free delivery will be estab
lished on September 2 at Sac City, Sac
county. la., with four carriers.
Reeves Bros.' boiler works at Alli
ance. Ohio, was completely destroyed
by fire. Loss estimated at about $100.
000, with $40,000 insurance.
The comptroller of the currency hai
approved the application of the fol
lowing persons to organize the
Farmers National bank of Red Oak.
la., with a capital of $50,000: Ralph
Pringle. M. Chandler, W. T. Marshall.
R. F. Owens and others.
Gen. Young, at San Francisco. ha3
notified Acting Adjutant General
Ward that the commanding officer at
Honolulu reports two more death
from bubonic plague at that place, one
a native and the other a Japanese;
also a third case under suspicion.
A discussion concerning the dis
tinctive features of Bible school work
in the United States and other coun
tries, particularly with reference to
the Bible school and similar institu
tions, occupied the attention of the
Pan-American Bible study at Buffalo.
A memorial to Margaret Ossoli was
unveiled in the presence of 3,000 peo
ple at Point "Woods, Long Island.
The secretary of the treasury pur
chased short term bonds at follows:
$5,000 4s at $113.0304; J1-00 3s at
I109.0S71; $1,000 5s at $109,175.
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