The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 26, 1902, Image 1

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Failwra f the RandiU to Keep Faith
i the Came Uncle Sam will Sanc
tion No Further Nefotiatiena with
the rifantfa.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 22. It
Is eatiiaated at the state department
that fifteen days have now elapsed
ilnce the money for Miss Stone's ran
som was paid over to the agents of the
At least five days have elapsed be
yond the time fixed in the stipulation
to place her in the hands of her
friends. - There la no explanation" or
the delay. It is hoped that physical
conditions, such as heavy snows and
adverse' weather, may account for the
failure to secure her delivery. The of
leials are loath to believe that ther?
has been a breach of faith on the part
of the brigands, but even if this were
so they do not regard themselves as
Blameworthy for having trusted them.
Prom the first the United States gov
ernment has been adverse to paying'
ransom, but in response to appeals
from every quarter reluctantly author
- ired Mr. Leishman to deal with the
Brigands. However, if it turns out that
the brigands have broken faith and
that they have either taken the ran
som money and spirited the captives
away again, or that they have killed
them, then there will be no further at
tempt to deal with the brigands on the
; part of the United States government,
but its entire power will be directed
upon Turkey and upon Bulgaria to pro
cure the swift and complete extermina
tion of the brigands, regardless of coat
or effort.
Isthirian Canal Treaty is Favorably
' WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. Final rat
ifications of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
giving England's assent to the con
struction of a canal across Central
America by the United States were
exchanged at the state department at
S o'clock this afternoon. There was
very little ceremony about the ex
change. Copies of the treaty had
been prepared precisely similar, ex
cept that in fact the signatures were
inverted in one copy, and these were
formally exchanged between l.ord
Pauncefote and Secretary Hay. a "pro
tocol being signed formally attesting
to that fact, which will form part of
the records.
Lord Pauncefote was in the best hu
mor over the successful outcome of
the labors of himself and Mr. Hay.
He regards the treaty as one which
will do much to prevent friction in
the future between the two peoples.
It has been suggested that with the
completion of this great work the
British government might regard Lord
Pauncefotes services as ended, but
it is learned that this is not the case.
Lord Lansdowne. the secretary of
Toreign affairs, has signified to Lord
Pauncefote his desire that he shall
remain in Washington for an indefi
nite period.
Funston Den'res that Officers Counte
nanced Its Application.
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 22. General
Ea.l4.Aw;ji- C.i0.j"t ?rt tcpritfiinr tb&
"water cure," a forni of torture charg-1
ed against the soldiers in the Philip
pines, said that he had never seen
the "water enre" applied, but he had
heard it described. "The victim is
boond and a canteen forced into his
mouth." said the general- His head
is thrown upward and back and his
nose "grasped by the flnsers of the
torturer. Strangulation fellows as a
matter of course. When the victim is
about suffocated the application is re
leased and he is given a chance to talk
on recovery or take another dose of it
The operation is .brutal beyond a
doubt, but hardly fatal'.
"The charge which I have just re
futed at the request of the war depart
ment was most vague. It was made
by a soldier and to the cftect that he
had helped, administer the water cure
to ISO natives That is the kind of
rot a soldier is apt to" write home
when business is dull and he has three
or four beers" under .his jacket to help
his imagination. Nothing of the kind
ever occurred with the knowledge of
the officers or ever occurred at all. for
that sutler." '
Acnuittrd of Murder Charge.
DENVER. Feb. 22. W. P. Flanders
of Lyons. Colo., who has been on trial
here for' the murder of Mrs. -Nellie
Hardifer. was acquitted by order of
the cowrt- The charge was that the
two had decided to. die together and
tVt Flanders administered the poi
son to the woman and to himself. The
court decided that the evideace was
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ders recovered. Mrs. Hardifer
the wife of a Denver contractor.
Merchants Seek
ST. JOSEPH. Mo, Feb. 22.-Tae re- j
tail merchants of Kansas City aad St.
Joseph held a meeting here today, at
which orders were given for the prep-
aratioa of a bill which win be iatro
daced at the stoat session of the leaio
hctsre. givhsg merchants protection'
agataot deadhoats aad overtaxation,
AH aMraaasmt of the state will he
Jean the oraaaisaoem with
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Representative Hanks Eapscts Lefie-
lature te Atfopt Torrene System.
LINCOLN, Feb. 22. Representative
H. H. Hanks of Otoe county predicts
the adoption of the Torrens land trans
fer system by the next legislature. Mr.
Hanks is author of the bill creating
the Nebraska Torrens commission. He
was in Lincoln and examined some of
the details of the commissioners re
ports. "Rasing my opinion upon what I had
read and heard of its work in other
states, I believed when I introduced the
Torrens bill, and do now, that the sys
tem would be adopted by the next leg
islature by an almost unanimous vote,"
said Mr. Hanks. "Several states have
adopted the Torrens system of trans
ferring real estate and I believe it is
but a question of time till every state
in the union will have it ia operation.
England partially adopted it in 1863,
-ad by a provision passed in 189? it
ts now practically compulsory. This
certainly speaks well for the system.
Wherever I have found it once in oper
ation it has never been repealed. The
register of Cook county, Illinois, writes
me it is working easily and satisfactor
ily there; that transfers are made in a
very short time and at a small fee."
Three Boys Have a Close Call for
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Feb. 22.
The two-story residence of Chris
Kninals, five miles east of Grand Is
land, took fire at 1:30 in the morn
ing and burned to the ground, together
with nearly ail of its contents.
The Ire started in the second story,
where Kniphals sons were asleep,
and were it not for the fact that the
elder boy happened to awake just in
the nick of timer all would have per
ished. When the boy awoke the room was
all aflasse aad it was all he could do
to arouse his two brothers and escape
with their lives. Nothing whatever
in the second story was saved. In
one of the boys clothes was a pocket
book containing S35. Before the
flames reached the lower apartments
the family succeeded in saving some
pieces of furniture, though but very
Member of the Council that
All Eastern Nebraska.
PENDER. Neb.. Feb. 22. One of
the best known characters of the Om
aha agency died Tuesday of a compli
cation of diseases and old age in the
person of John Fremont, as he was
known to the white people, or Chas-Nin-Gah.
as the Indians knew him.
He was a member of the council
held in 1854, which ceded all of east
ern Nebraska except that portion re
tained as the reservation to the white
men. and in that year went to Wash
ington to see President Pierce. Dur
ing the civil war he assisted the Uni
ted States government in the war with
the Sioux.
Just a few days before his death
he was married according to the
white custom to the Indian woman
with whom he had lived as man and
wife for many years. He did this that
no controversy might arise over his
property, which amounts to consider
able. Skull Stops the Bullet.
SUPERIOR, Neb Feb. 22. While
Frank Yetter, a young German living
southwest of Superior, was examin
ing an "unloaded" revolver, the pis
tol was discharged, with the usual re
sult, and the bullet, a 38-caliber. struck
him in the forehead between the eyes
and became embedded in the bone.
A doctor chloroformed Yetter and dug
out the leaden pellet, which is as flat
as a nickel and about as large.
Girl Has Aged Man Arrested.
CHAPPELL. Neb.. Feb. 22. Maud
Taylor of Lewellen, a girl between 17
and TS years of age. swore out a war
rant for the arrest of John Reno,
charging him with illicit carnal inter
course, but before the sheriff could
serve the warrant Reno sold his stock
and left the county. He was followed,
however, and captured at Alliance and
returned for examination.
Gees Insane Over Religion.
ULYSSES. Neb.. Feb. 22. Mrs.
Minke Aden, residing four miles north
east of this place, became suddenly
insane last Sunday. When her condi
tion was discovered she had undress
ed and burned the clothing of her 2-year-old
child and was in the act of
killing it. Religious excitement is
said to have been the cause of her
r loss of reason.
Will Grow Sugar Beets.
VALPARAISO. Neb Feb. 22. The
sugar beet industry is agitating the
minds of the citizens of Valparaiso.
Several thousand dollars have been
subscribed to carry the project to a
successful conclusion. The company
proposes to cultivate 200 acres of
beets the coming season and has or
ganized, with John Oeschger, sr, as
nmitot bb P. Smith of this Tir
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is president of another company re
cently organized here for prospecting.
Boyd County Settlers Gratified.
BUTTE. Neb Feb- 22. The people
of Boyd county are highly gratified
over the action of thestate board of
educational lands aad fends Is award-
imp; to settlers
ia the Fort rinisTT
upoa by
laws aboat suae y
beingin coaStct with state
school mad selectieas. The-,
of the hoard saves to the.
the mad settled
- ta iini
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General Weyler Confers with Queen
Regent and the Military Authorities
Prolonged and Deadly Riots Pro
duce a State of General Disorder.
MADRID. Feb. 2L Premier
is preparing a decree establishing
tial law throughout Spain. The signa
ture of the decree, it is believed, will
be followed by an extresse national
crisis. It was persistently said when
the chamber of deputies closed this
evening that the minister of war. Gen
eral Weyler. had a Ions; coaforeace
withrthe queen tegeuL jesieidaj . whichr
was followed by a conference with the
military authorities today. Afterward,
it is asserted, arms and ball cartridges
were served out to the troops in Mad
rid, who are in readiness to start at a
moment'6 notice.
Advices received here fross Barce
lona say the mob does not offer any
serious resistance when confronted by
the troops, but rioters are continually
sniping at the police and soldiers from
behind doors and windows and from
the roofs of houses, dispersing when
the troops charge.
According to telegrams received here
late tonight from Barcelona, street
fighting there continues. A proclama
tion has been issued ordering all pri
vate Individuals to surrender any
weapons they may possess under pain
of severe penalty. The sale of arms
has been prohibited. Forty workmen's
associations have been dissolved and
the members of their committees ar
rested. The battleship Pelayo has been or
dered to Barcelona.
A pitched battle occurred in the out
skirts of the city between the strikers
and the military escort attached to
several wagons that were bringing in
provisions. The contents of the wagons
were dragged and barricades were
built across the road. The rails have
been torn up to prevent trains from en
tering the city.
The strike movement has begun to
spread seriously.
At Saragossa most of the factories
have closed on the demands on the
workmen and the strikers are bringing
jiressure to bear to cause the factories
stil! remaining open to close. The cap
tain general of Saragossa has wired for
Official telegrams, received .herede
scribe a slight improvement in the sit
uation at Barcelona, and officers to
night seem more hopeful.
Owing to the strict censorship over
news from Barcelona it is difficult to
ascertain the real state of affairs there.
In addition to the labor movement
the ever-present Catalan home rule
agitation is likely to prove a serious
factor in the situation. One hopeful
sign is the fact that almost alone,
among the ministers and the govern
ing authorities General Weyler is in
sympathy with the Catalanian de
mands and is inclined to study their
Will Spend Much Money.
NORFOLK. Neb.. Feb. 21. A new
round house and other improvements,
representing an additional investment
of at least 1150.000. are promised to
this city by the Elkhorn railroad in
the near future. It is said that the
round house will contain twenty stalls
and that a large increase will be made
in the yard facilities. This announce
ment is heartily welcomed by the
business men of the city, not only on
account of the employment that will
be afforded, but as an indication of
the faith of the railroad company in
the future of the city.
Deming Case Appealed.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. At the
request of ilie war department Attor
ney General Knox has taken prelim
inary steps to appeal the case of Cap
tain Peter C Doming, formerly of the
volunteer array, to the United States
supreme cc:irt in order to have that
tribunal determine the important le
gal questions. One of these is the
jurisdiction, of a military court com
posed wholly or in part of regular
Knox Will Not Resign.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. Reports
having hea. rather widely circulated
that Attorney General Knox had decid
ed to resign from the cabinet, it can
be stated that there is absolutely no
basis of fact for -these reports.
Against Japanese Labor.
DENVER. Feb. 2L The senate
adopted the joint resolution previously
adopted hj the house, declaring that
the interests of Colorado worklngmen
are seriously jeopardized by the em
ployment of Japanese at the coal mine,
in Huerfano coanty. aad that "it is
i the sense of the Thirteenth general
assembly that the coagress of the Uni-
! tol States shall take steps to exclade
frcm this counter all of this class. of
r Asiatic labor.'
I Paralysis Attacks Gray.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2L Justice
Horace Gray el tae supreme court nas
steered aa attack of paralysis, but it
- is stated that there is every reason
; to expect his recovery.
The attack
ccurred i Taesday aight.
His mind is
clear, nut ae nas lose tae araacmiar
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control oc a part ox aw aoay. jwu
Gray- has bee
well for some time
aad at his advanced age. 74 years.
.siyea rise to
apprehension as
I TO tae onxcosse ox tae muck.
Soldiers in the Philippines Fail to
servo Sanitary Roles.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. Goveroor
Taft continued to discuss the ctissatic
conditions in tke Philippines toddy be
fore" the senate Philippine cossjaittee.
Reverting to what he had sold-yesterday
concerning the health ot the
American troops in the Philippines.
Governor Taft said that stack of the
sickness that does exist was dae to
exposure and he incidentally sisde an
appeal for liberal appropriations, for
the, construction of barracks far the
protection of oBcers and sea. Tie
witness thought the high death; rate
of troops ia the Philippines waa aot
due to guerilla warfare, saying that
it was impossible to get soldiers to
observe the laws of hygiene. His ex
perience. Governor Taft said, was that
the greatest danger in the matter of
health ia the Philippines is found ia
themeglectof symptoms whidrareot
generally regarded as of importance
in the United States.
He knew, he said, of Europeans who
had spent thirty or forty years In the
islands and who are in good health.
He thought, however, that they gen
erally left the islands for several
months every two or three years. As
a rule a continued residence had the
effect of causing a gradual deteriora
tion of health. Governor Taft said he
attributed his own loss of health to
lack of exercise. He referred to the
prevalence of private diseases and
said that certain precautions had been
taken by the medical authorities in
the way of supervision which was
thought necessary for the protection
of the troops and the public.
Revival of Cordiality ia Predicted by
German Paper.
BERLIN, Feb. 21. The Kreuz Zeir
tung, concluding a column survey of
the relations between Germany and
the United States, says:
"The royal attitude of Germany at
the outbreak of the Spanish-American
war has just been proved. If the
sympathies of the German people
were then with Spain the explanation
is that ideal trait of the German
character which causes Germans to
sympathize with the weaker party in
a fight. But we have long since got
ten over that. Sharp conflicts ,of in
terest exist between Germany and the
United States. These, however, are
not political, but are confined to eco
nomic matters. Perhaps a way has at
I last been found which renders possi
ble a settlement of these conflicts.
Perhaps the visit of Prince Henry will
give occasion to this end. At any
F rate much' will be gained if this visit
reawakens a lively consciousness of
the traditional friendly relations
among the rulers and the people of
both nations. It will also remove the
misunderstandings which the sensa
tional press has created and nourish
ed. Prince Henry's visit will certainly
clear the atmosphere, improve the re
lation and revivify the cordiality
which has always existed between the
two governments."
It will be remembered that the
Kreuz Zeitung was one of the most
hostile critics of the United States in
1S9S, which attitude it has since main
tained. Treaty in Hands of Cong
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacoa.
Feb. 21. The Venezuelan congress
convened this evening in the federal
palace at Caracas. The presidential
message was not delivered to con
gress. The agreement signed yester
day in Paris by the French minister
of foreign affairs. M. Delcasse, and the
Venezuelan plenipotentiary, which
forms a basis for the resumption of
diplomatic relations between France
and Venezuela, is subject to ratifica
tion. Tries to Open Crow Lands.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. Senator
Clark of Montana from the 'senate
committee on military affairs reported
favorably the bill for the ratification
of the treaty with the Crow Indians
for the cession and opening to settle
ment of about 1,000,000 acres of their
reservation in Montana.
No Raise for Ellen.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 21. The
board of regents has declined to grant
an increase in salary for Miss Ellen
Smith, who for fifteen years has been
university registrar. She requested
that her wages be made $75 a month.
Continues to Improve.
GROTON. Mass., Feb. 21. Toons
Theodore Roosevelt has continued to
improve today and it is hoped he will
be able to sit up tomorrow.
Scots' Greys Moot Revoi
LONDON. Feb. 21. A detachment
of Scots Greys (Second dragoons),
one of Great Britain's crack: dragoon
regiments, has been cut up by the
Boers at KItpdam. Major C. W. M.
Feilden and Captaia E. Useher were
severely wounded, two men were kill
ed, six were wounded and forty-six
captured. The news-was received this
i morning from Lord Kitchener, in a
dispatch dated Pretoria, Wednesday,
February 19.
Indiana Object to Ti
Aboat twenty armed Saake ladmas
threatened to bora HoMea viDe Wed
nesday and Marshal Kais, learaiaf; of
their intention, placed a large Bom
ber of deputies oa guard to protect the
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While there were
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It has
for some time that the
at the
towao all over the Creek
aatioa and serioas troable is
mm, aoTsrag was aoae.
"Snakes are fnceaord
ap of aew
WLDsiay in
rather of the Mieatonary
y AwaJwng Teilka's Com
fJABHINGTON, Feb. 20. The state
advices concerning xias
naifcate that the Paris publtca-
a the effect that she had been
ssKat liberty ia. to say the least, pre
BMBare. It Is gathered, however, from
tad reports of the United States diplo-
ts that the woman is likely
very soon aad that the
delay is"explalhed by the requirement
of the brigands that they be given am
ple opportunity to insure their safety.
LONDON, Feb. . A dispatch from
Seres. European Turkey, to the Daily
J Telegram says that W. W. Feet, treas-
nrsr of the American mission at Con
stantinople, has gone to that city and
that N. Garguilo, dragoman of the
American legation at Constantinople,
and Dr. House, the missionary, who
are still at Seres, are growing very
anxious at the delay In the release of
the captives, which was expected a
week ago. The Turkish government
declines responsibility for the matter.
says the dispatch, as the transaction
with the brigands was made without
its knowledge.
reports of the release of Miss Stone
are absolutely without foundation, al
though her liberation is expected mo
mentarily. BOSTON, Feb. 20. No word from
Treasarer Peet of the headquarters of
the American board of foreign mis
sions at Constantinople has come to
the board here announcing the release
by the brigands of Miss Ellen M. Stone,
and the officials have been in commun
ication with the state department in
Washington in a vain effort to confirm
the story published in Paris that Miss
Stone and her companion had been de
livered to the officials of the American
legation at Constantinople.
Rev. Dr. Judson Smith, secretary of
the board, said:
"We expect that the moment au
thentic news is known in Constantino
ple that Miss Stone has been delivered
over we shall receive word of it from
Mr. Peet."
Concerning the arrest of Rev. Mr.
Tsilka, husband of Miss Stone's com
panion in captivity, oa the ground of
complicity in the abduction of Miss
Stone and his wife, Samuel B. Capen,
president of the American board, said:
I know absolutely nothing about it.
I would not be surprised if it were true
that he was arrested, but I don't be
lieve there is a particle of truth in the
charge that he was implicated in the
Charles A. Stone, brother of the cap
tive missionary, also had received no
information about the release. He
I expect news that she is released.
I am expecting a cablegram at any mo
ment. It may come from my sister
personally, or it may come from some
oue authorised by her to send it- I
think that if she has been released I.
as well as the American board, would
hear as quickly as would the news
papers, and perhaps quicker. I fear
that perhaps the newspaper corre
spondents took it for granted that she
was released, knowing the time exact
ed for her liberation after the ransom
had been paid."
Conflicts Occur Between Them
the Populace,
BARCELONA. Feb. 20. Two addi
tional regiments of infantry arrived
here this morning and the city now
bristles with bayonets. Troops are
incessantly patrolling the streets, oc
casionally charging and dispersing
mobs. Shots were exchanged. The
rioters erected barricades in one of
the suburbs and the troops carried
them at the point of the bayonet. The
casualty list is lengthened by every
conflict. Industrial and commercial
life in Barcelona is paralyzed. No
goods arrived here yesterday and
there is great scarcity of meat, bread
and other foodstuffs.
The university and all the schools
are closed. The leaders of the work
men's conventions have been arrest
ed and the meeting places have been
closed. Teresa Claramunt is among
the anarchists imprisoned.
Wants Son Back in School.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 20. J. B. Bil
lard brought suit in the district court
to compel the Board of Education to
restore his son to membership in the
public schools. Young Billard had
been expelled for refusing to desist
from his studies during the devo
tional exercises in the morning. The
suit brought br Billard is the result
of an organized effort to stop the C33
of the bible in the schools of the city
of Topeka.
Brooms Advance in Price.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Delegates of
the Broom Manufacturers association
of the United States, at the conclu
afoa of their two days' special meat
ting here today, raised the price of
all brooms 25 cents- a dozen. The
maaafactarers had conferred with
broom corn brokers and were told
that less than. IS per cent af this!
year's crop was still in the hands of
aad that there would bo no
for eight months.
Sentence Passed on the Bel
Bank Wrecker.
DAVID CITY. Neb... Feb. 22.
Asms H. Gould, cashier of the de
funct Platte Valley State bank of
Bellwood, was sentenced to eight
years ia the penitentiary by Judge
Sornberger. When Gold was arraign
ed in the district court the court room
was packed to its utmost capacity
with creditors of the defunct bank,
titose whose names had been forged
to notes aad stortgages. and a large
number who came through curiosity.
When Gould was arraigned he pleaded
guilty to the charge of forging notes
and ilispooisi of the same. The in
formation contained eleven counts
and he pleaded guilty to each count
senaratelr. Judxe Sornberger brief
ly coauneated on the various crimes
committed aad the sentences impos
ed upoa criminals and said that Bart
ley was- sentenced to-the penitentiary
for tweaty years and was pardoned
out at the expiration of six years, but
he hoped the good people of Nebras
ka did not approve of the pardon.
He concluded by saying that forgery
is a most heinous crime and asked
Gould what excuse he had to offer for
committing such a grave crime. Gould
said in substance:
"I will have to admit I have done
wrong. I knew better. I was brought
up better, but I got mixed up in some
real estate deals and signed notes
with friends which I had to pay and
had to raise some money."
When asked as to what he had done
with all this money he said:
"I have heard that I have this mon
ey stored away some place. This is
not true. I have not one dollar."
He did not state what he had done
with all the money. The court ask
ed Gould if he knew of, or could give
any reason why he should receive a
short sentence, and he said:
"Nothing, except I have a family,
a wife and two children, a boy four
teen years old and a girl twelve years
The short sentence given Gould
causes much dissatisfaction.
Sues for Heavy Damages.
TECUMSEH. Neb.. Feb. 22. C. E.
Lawrence of Elk Creek, this county,
has brought suit in the district court
against J. G. Woolsey of Hubbell,
Neb., for damages in the sum of
15.000, charging the alienation of his
wife's affections. Mr. Woolsey and
the complainant's wife, who has since
become the wife of the defendant,
are charged with having deserted
their respective families in Elk Creek
some four years ago, proceeding to
California, and after securing sepa
rations from their partners left be
hind, being married. The action in
the case at this time was presumably
prompted by the action Mr. Woolsey
has taken against the ten Elk Creek
men for threatening himself and wife
in Elk Creek on the night of Decem
ber 26 last.
Kenesaw Postal Shortage.
HASTINGS, Neb., Feb. 22. In con
nection with the suicide of Postmas
ter Louis B. Partridge at Kenesaw,
it is the general opinion that D. M.
Baul, principal of the Kenesaw public
schools, will be placed in charge of
the postoffice until an appointment is
made. Postoffice Inspector Sinclair
has finished the inspection of Post
master Partridge's books and reports
the shortage to be 1671. The Kene
saw postoffice is now in charge of
Mr. Norton.
War Veteran Pronounced Insane.
RED CLOUD, Neb.. Feb. 22. Isaiah
BeaL a civil war veteran and resident
of this city, was examined by the
board of insanity of this county and
found to be a fit subject for treat
ment in the hospital for the insane
at Lincoln. Mr. Beal held the rank
of captain during the war and in
an engagement was shot in the back
part of the head, the ball lodging un
derneath the skin, and was never re
moved. Attempt to Wreck Train.
HASTINGS. Neb.. Feb. 22. An at
tempt was made, a few miles from this
city, to wreck Burlington passenger
train No. 3, by piling ties on the
track. The train struck the obstruc
tion at a high rate of speed, and 'as
the ties were not fastened to the
rails, threw them in the air, causing
no damage.
Boy Drowned at Bellevue.
BELLEVUE. Neb.. Feb. 22. The
little village of Bellevue is in mourn
ing over the loss of Roy Lee. one
of its most popular lads, who was
drowned while skating.
For Ruin of Her Husband.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Feb. 22.
In the district court here the case
of Mrs. Rena Nesbitt against John
Mattes, jr.. et al. was called and the
work of selecting a jury was begun.
This is a case where a number of
saloon keepers and their bondsmen
are sued to recover I10.G00 damages
for the alleged ruin of the plaintiffs
husband. Dr. John P. Nesbitt. There
are nearly fifty witnesses on the
plaintiff's side.
New Bank to Open at Stuart.
. STUART. Neb.. Feb. 22. The Stu
art bank of Stuart. Neb., has opened
its doors for business. This makes
two banks for Stuart. The new bank
is organized under the state banking
laws aad has a capital of 123,004.
with $10,000 paid up.
The British columns have again
come in contact with Dewet s columns
near Reitx. The latter were split ap
The judiciary committee of the Io
legislature by a vote of 9 to S
to recommend for passage the anti
pass bilL
The French government has decided
to establish the new school of odaca
txon for engineers in the United States
at Pittsburg.
A strike of the salt workers at Saa
Francisco, Spain, has created disor
ders. Shops were damaged aad show
windows looted.
The governor of the state of Wash
ington will not permit appointees aa
der the state administration to accept
railroad passes.
Young Lieutenant Furay of Omaha. !
who suicided at Columbus, O.. is said
to have done so because his amaaced
had become blind.
ExceUenthopes are heldoat for the
recoTery of Miss Dietrich, daughter of
Senator Dietrich, who underwent aa
operation in Washington.
The Y. M. C. A. building and sev
eral other business houses at Geneva.
N. Y.. were destroyed by fire. Loss'.
$100,000; insurance. $20,000.
Miss Alice Morton, fourth daughter
of former Vice President Morton, and
Winthrop Rutherford were married in
Grace Episcopal chuch. Washington.
Andrew Tapper was hanged at
Chaska. Minn., for the murder of Rosa
Mixa. his sweetheart. During the past
month Tapper made four attempts to
end his life.
While a train was being pushed up
the coal chutes of the Burlington at
Guernsey. Wyo.. the trestle collapsed,
seriously injuring four men. one of
whom will die.
The Canadian parliament has open
ed at Ottawa with impressive cere
monies. The governor general refer
red in feeling terms to the death of
President MeKiniey.
Robert Milroy, a well known horse
man and secretary of the California
Jockey club, died at San Francisco
from injuries received In a street car
accident two weeks ago.
The big strike at the Singer manu
facturing plant of South Bend, Ind.. is
still on. 1,700 men refusing to go back
to work until their demands for 24
cents per hour increase is granted.
The mayor of Paterson, N. J., returns
$33.30 sent by the Kansas relief com
mission, with expressions of apprecia
tion for the proffered assistance, but
saying that the city is not in need of
Several clashes of laborers with
troops occurred in London after a
giant meeting of the former a which
it was decided to submit the question
of a general strike to the vote of the
various unions.
It required the strength of twelve
men to carry to the grave the casket
containing the remains of Dennis
Leahy, whose funeral has just been
held in New York. The dead man
weighed 700 pounds.
At Steubenville. O.. two well known
Hungarian business men have hand
some daughters and propose to give
$1,000 to two young Americans who
will marry the girls. The young men
must be Protestants.
The Spanish senate adopted a bill
passed by the chamber of deputies Feb
ruary 7 providing for the payment in
gold of customs duties on grains, coal,
oils, petroleum and its products and
other specified materials.
Senator Millard is endeavoring to
have an agent reappointed at the San
tee agency in Nebraska. He argues
that the Santees are not self-supporting
and that an agent on the reserva
tion Is an absolute necessity.
At Helena. Mont., "Jack" Waite.
gambler, ex-pugilist, ex-deputy mar
shal and one of Senator Clark's lieu
tenants during the last campaign, com
mitted suicide early this morning by
The president sent the following
nominations to the senate: Brigadier
general. Colonel Francis L. Guenther,
artillery corps: Frank Hobbs of Utah.
register of the land office at Salt Lake
iCty, Utah; George Barclay Rives of
New Jersey, third secretory of the em
bassy of the United States at Berlin.
General Funston, just released from
the hospital, paid a visit to his parents.
To compete with the Standard Oil
company, a co-operative association is
being formed in Omaha by local gro
cers and outside interests, the head of
which is said to be at Cleveland. O.
Charles L. Tiffany, the noted jeweler
of New York, died on the lSth.
At Toledo. O.. William Rothwell
(Young Corbett) announced through
his manager that he will be ready to
meet the winner of the SuIIivan-Mc-Govem
The ranch and herd of the Riverside
Hereford Cattle company at Ashland.
Neb., were sold to George A. RIcker of
Quincy, IiL, for $431,000. The cattle
comprise the largest herd of pure
blooded Hereford's in the world and are
valued at $300.CG0.
Orders have gone forth that all
school children ia Omaha must be vac
cinated. Governor Crane and council of Mas
sachusetts have decided on Jlarc'a 17
as the day for the dedication of the'
Dorchester Heights monument.
Rioting was renewed at Barcelona
and crowds of strikers paraded the
streets, doing extensive damage.
It is said that the president will an
nounce his finding in the Schley case
in a few days and that his decision will
be unfavorable to the appellant.
At New- York on the ISth X. P. Mor
gan k. Co. distributed a dividend of
$10,000,000 to the members c the syn
dicate formed to underwrite the Unitd
States Steel corporation. The dividual
represents 5 per cent of the $2'3O.Q00f,50
for which the syndicate was liable.
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