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VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 6.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 14. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.670.
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CITY ISJN RUINS
ST. PIERRE AND 40,000 INHABI
1WEH1Y KSIPEHTS SUMK
Appalling Disaster Said to Be With
out a Parallel Except Pompeii
Eighteen Vaaaela Devoured ay
Flame and All on Board Parish.
ST. THOMAS. D. W. I., May 10.
It Is now estimated that 40.000 per-
sons perished as a result of the vol
canic eruption in the island of Mar
SAN JUAN, P. R., May 10. The ca
Me oflcials here have received ad
Tices from the island of Dominica that
a schooner which has arrived there
from the island of Martinique reports
that over 40.000 people are supposed
to have perished during the volcanic
disturbance in Martinique. The ca
ble repair steamer Grappler. belonging
to the West Indian and Panama Tele
graph comfpany of London, was lost
with all hands during the eruption of
Mount Peele at St. Pierre, Martinique.
Grappler was one of the first ships to
WASHINGTON, May 10. A cable
gram has been received at the state
department as follows:
"POINT-A-PETRE, May 9. To Sec
retary of State. Washington: At 10
o'clock a. in., on the 8th inst, a storm
of steam, mud and fire enveloped the
city and community. Not more than
twenty persons escaped with their
lives. Eighteen vessels were burned
and sunk with all on board, including
four American vessels and a steamer
from Quebec named Roraime. The
United States consul and family are
reported among the victims. A war
vessel has come to Guadeloupe for
provisions and will leave at 5 tomor
row. AYME, Consul."
The consul at Martinique is Thomas
T. Prentice. He was born in Michigan
and was appointed from Massachu
setts as consul at Seychelles Island in
1871 and later served as consul at
Port Louis. Mauritius, Rouen. France,
and Batavia. He was appointed con
sul at Martinique in 1900.
The vice consul at Martinique is
Amaree Testart, who was appointed
from Louisiana in 1898.
The latest available figures show
the total population of the island of
Martinique is 185.000 people, of whom
25.000 lived in St. Pierre.
PARIS. May 10. The commander of
the French cruiser Suchet recently
telegraphed to the minister of ma
rine from Fort de France. Island of
Martinique, under date of Thursday,
May 8, at 10 p. m.. as follows:
"Have just returned from St
Pierre, which has been completely de
stroyed by an immense mass of fire,
which fell on the town at about 8
in the morning. The entire popula
tion, about 25.000 souls, is supposed
to have perished. I have brought
back the few survivors, about thirty.
All the shipping jt the harbor has
been destroyed by fire. The eruption
It is feared that M. L. Moutteli. the
governor of Martinique, has perished.
He telegraphed May 7 that he was
proceeding to St. Pierre. Senator
Knight is also supposed to have been
at St Pierre.
BILL FOR STATES PASSES.
Measures Admitting Oklahoma, Ari
zona and New Mexico Successful.
WASHINGTON, May 10. The op
position in the house to the bill for
the admission of Oklahoma, Arizona
and New Mexico collapsed at the last
minute 'yesterday and the bill was
passed without division as it came
from the committee, except for a few
verbal amendments. The real test
came on an amendment offered by
Mr. Ovcrstrcet of Indiana to join New
Mexico and Arizona and admit them
as the state of Montezuma It was
beaten. 28 to 10G. and all opposition
Rebels Bombard a Town.
HONG KONG, May 10. Advices re
ceived from Wu-Chou say the rebels
bombarded Nan-Ning-Fu for three
hours, April 27, using modern field
'guns. From 300 to 400 of the inhabi
tants were killed.
James H. McMillan Dead.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May
10. James H. McMillan of Detroit
son of United States Ssenator James
McMillan of Michigan, died in this
city tonight of consumption.
Discuss Rathbone Case.
.WASHINGTON. May 10. At the
cabinet meeting yesterday the appeal
which is being made by Senator Han
na in behalf of a new trial for Estes
G. Rathbone was discussed.
THE HAGUE. May 10. Queen Wil
helmina had a quiet night with no
rise in temperature. She is taking
sufficient nourishment, and her con
dition is satisfactory.
Becker Puts in Appearance.
DENVER. May 10. Abe Becker, the
live stock commission man who was
reported to have departed suddenly
for Mexico, walked into' the Brown
hotel and spent half an hour meet
Sag acquaintances. He was in seclu
sion for several days past at the home
of a friend on Capitol Hill. Becker
says the stories as to his extrava
csoce have been exaggerated., but no
statement is being aaade concerning .
tae company's easiness. (
SARPY MAY LOSE HATCHERY.
FWi Commission Objects to Boimj
Tied Down to One Location.
WASHINGTON. May 12. Commis
sioner Bowers of the department of
.'fisheries, in explaining why the bill
jfor the establishment of the fish
'hatching and fish culture station in
Sarpy county bad been changed so as
to include the state of Nebraska, in
stead of locating the station near
'South Bend, as Representative Mer
cer's bill indicated, said congress had
not heretofore limited the department
-of fish and fisheries in the selection
of a site. He stated that the estab-
bshment of a fish culture station in
'Nebraska was most desirable, but to
be compelled to locate it at some
point named by a bill would be detri
mental to the interests of the de
partment and he had therefore recom
mended that the bill be made general
in character, so as to provide that a
site should be selected by the fish
commissioner without limitation in
the state of Nebraska.
It was stated today that the com
mittee on merchant marine and fish
eries of the house, of which General
GroBvenor is chairman, would bring
in an omnibus appropriation bill pro
viding for all fish cultural stations
that have been recommended by the
committee and it is thought the bill
to locate a station in Nebraska will
be included in that measure.
W. B. PRICE IS NAMED.
Succeed J. Sterling Morton on the
LINCOLN, Neb., May 12. Gover
nor Savage has appointed W. B.
Price of Lincoln to succeed J. Ster
ling Morton on the Louisiana Pur
chase commission. Mr. Price was
deputy insurance commissioner dur
ing the latter part of State Auditor
Cornell's administration. He is a
populist The commission is non-partisan
in character, all political par
ties being represented.
As the St Louis exposition has
been postponed until 1904 the incom
ing governor and the next legislature
may provide for another commission.
If this is done the present commis
sion will have nothing to do. The
gentlemen now serving have held
several meetings, but have done little
toward representing Nebraska at the
May Be Nebraska Horse Thief.
WHEATLAND, Wyo., May 12.
The authorities believe that in the
arrest of O. J. Young they have secur
ed a notorious horse thief. It is al
leged that last March Young stole
fourteen head of horses from.F. M.
Troy, a prominent ranchman of Ger
ing. Neb. The horses were driven to
Sidney and there sold and shipped
to various points. Young's father
lives near Gering, Neb.
OMAHA, Neb., May 12. At the
regular annual meeting of the Ne
braska Homeopaths in this city the
following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: President Dr. E.
B. Finey, Lincoln; Dr. F. E. Way of
Wahoo, first vice president; Dr. H.
R. Miner of Falls City, second vice
president; Dr. E. Arthur Can of Lin
coln, secretary, and Dr. O. S. Wood
of Omaha, treasurer.
Nebraska at Washington.
WASHINGTON, May 12. Senator
Miliard has introduced bills appropri
ating $40,000 for the purchase of sites
for public buildings at Columbus and
West Point Neb.
Representative Mercer has intro
duced a bill aiming to repeal the law
approved July 23, 1888, providing for
the sale of the site at Fort Omaha,
and the purchase of a new site and
construction of buildings.
Big Pension for Nebraskan.
WASHINGTON. May 12. Congress
man Stark has the honor of having
secured one of the largest back pen
sions ever granted to residents in
Nebraska Hiram J. Kietland of Ar
borville. York county, has just had
a pension allowed, dating back to
March, 1865. and which gives him up
ward of $2,700.
Coal Near Fremont.
FREMONT, Neb., May 12. A sec
ond prospect hole has been sunk on
the Remele farm to a depth of 218
feet The same coal vein was struck
as in the first hole and at about the
The comptroller of the currency has
issued a call for the condition of na
tional banks at the close of business
Wednesday, April 30, 1902.
Under Christian Science Treatment.
OMAHA. Neb.. May 12. Donald,
the 15-year-old son of Judge J. W. El
ler, died at his father's house under
Christian Science treatment which
was being administered by C. W.
Chadwck, first reader of the church
in this city, assisted by Judge Eller
himself. No physician had been call
ed on the case and the boy died in
intense agony, after a struggle of
hours, without having had medical
For Roads and Bridges.
WASHINGTON, May 12. The In
dian appropriation bill, which has
been adopted by both houses and
sent to the president, contains an
appropriation of $10,000 for bailding
roads and bridges on the Winnebago
and Omaha reservations in Thurston
county, but provides that the expen
diture shall come from the reserva
tion funds on deposit in the treasury.
Senator Millard could not obtain the
aapropriatioa ia any. other way.
BOTH LYING DEAD
NOVELIST , FORD 18 KILLED BY
BMTttflTHEH KILLS HIMSELF
Tragedy Occura in the Author's Li
brary and ia Attributed to Mental
Aberration of Malcolm W. Ford
Trouble About Father's Will.
NEW YORK, May 9 Paul Leicester
Ford, the novelist, was shot and killed
yesterday by his brother. Malcolm
Webster Ford, writer and athlete,
who immendiately sent a bullet into
his own breast, dying instantly.
The shooting occurred at 10:20 a
m., in the handsome new -mansion
which Paul Leicester Ford had built
at 37 East Seventy-seventh street, and
had occupied for about a year.
At the time of the shooting there
were in the house besides the two
brothers, Mrs. Paul Leicester Ford,
Elizabeth R. Hall, the novelist's sec
retary, and the servants. The novel
ist was sitting at his desk in a cor
ner of his library. It is supposed he
was busily engaged in some literary
task. Miss Hall was at her desk, in
another corner of the room, about
thirty feet from Mr. Ford. Mrs. Paul
Leicester Ford was in her own room
at the front of the house on the third
Malcolm Ford called as he had often
done and went to his brother at his
desk. Words were exchanged in a
tone so low that Miss Hall could not
hear what was said. Suddenly there
was a revolver shot, and Miss Hall,
jumping up, darted from the room.
Then, according to the statement of
the police. Miss Hall said to herself
that she must act more bravely and re
enter the library.
Meanwhile Malcolm Ford had called
her. As she turned toward him he
placed his revolver to his heart, fired
and fell, dying instantly.
When Miss Hall turned to look at
Paul he was still standing at his desk.
but rapidly losing strength. She help
ed him to a soft and then ran to the
next door for Paul Ford's physician.
Dr. Emanuel Baruch. In less than
five minutes Dr. Baruch arrive'! and
the dying man, still conscious, was
carried up to a room beside his wife's
and placed on his bed. He spoke to
his wife and asked the doctor for bis
opinion, showing that he expected
death and was going to meet it calmly
and bravely. A few moments later,
about twenty minutes after he was
shot, Mr. Ford died.
The bullet which killed Paul Ford
just grazed the top of his heart and
passed through a large artery ascend
ing from it The bullet which killed
Malcolm Ford was fired with the
same accuracy of aim, for it made a
wound scarcely an inch lower than
the one which killed his brother. In
fact, the wounds were almost identi
cal. Just what disposition of Malcolm
Ford's body was made immediately
after the shooting could not be ascer
tained, but it appears from the state
ment of certain persons acquainted
with the details of the tragedy that
the body lay where it fell on a rug in
the library for some time, possibly
several hours, so great was the ex
citement in the house. In fact the
murder and suicide was not known to
the coroner until 2:25 p. m., and not
to the police until 4:25 p. m. Much
of the time was occupied in trying to
telephone to the father of Mrs. Paul
Leicester Ford, Edward K. Kidded of
Brooklyn, who was the first person to
arrive after the physician.
To Get Clara Taylor Home.
WASHINGTON. May 9. The ma
chinery of the law has been set in
motion to secure the return to the
United States' for trial of Clara Tay
lor, the Cincinnati woman who is
charged with kidnaping her niece,
Margaret Taylor, and is now a fugi
tive in Italy. Instructions have been
sent to the American ambassador at
Rome to secure the preliminary de
tention of the woman, pending the
arrival of extradition papers, and
from that point on the proceedings
will be purely routine.
lowans Will Bank in Minnesota.
IOWA FALLS, fcL, May 9. The
well known real estate firm of Ells
worth St Jonese of thi3 city will en
gage in the banking business in
Crookston, Minn., and the latter part
of this month will open a private
bank in that city, making the fourth
banking institution in that place.
Carnegie Scholarships Awarded.
LONDON. May 9. At this morn
ing's session of the iron and steel
institute it was announced that the
Andrew Carnegie scholarships to car
ry on researches in metallurgy for
this year had been awarded to a Mr.
Campbell of New York; to three Eng
lishmen, to a Parisian and to a resi
dent of Berlin, Three scnolarships
were awarded in 1901, but Mr. Car
negie was so gratified with .the re
sults that he doubled his donation.
Anti-Beef Eating League.
LYNN, Mass., May 8. An anti-beef
eating league is being organized
among the 5.C00 employes of the Gen
eral Electric company here.- Between
1,500 and 1,700 names have been se
cured, representing 3,500 consumers.
President to Choose the Route.
WASHINGTON. May 8. Senator,
Hoar today introduced a new isth
mian canal bill, leaving to the presi
dent the selection of a route.
COPELAND CASE GOES TO JURY.
Specialists Testify to the Belief that
Accused Was Insane.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., May . The
case of Ned Hartley Copeland, for
merly, of Omaha, who' killed A. C.
Rogers of St Joseph on a train near
Wamsutter last summer, was given
to the jury, late tonight after lengthy
arguments by the prosecution and
defense. Early in the trial the de
fense admitted everything set up by
the 'prosecution and the case practic
ally developed upon the question of
the sanity of the accused. Eminent
physicians from Denver, Rawlins,
Rock Springs and the superintendent
of the state insane asylum testified
that they believed Copeland was in
sane at the time the deed was com
mitted. Dr. McGhee of Rawlins, who
was on the train with Copeland waeja
the shooting occurred, said he
thought Copeland was drunk. This
evidence seemed to have little weight
with the jury and the belief is gen
eral that Copeland will be found in
sane and committed to the state asy
lum. ME88AGE FROM POPE LEO.
Expressions of Sorrow from Vatican
on Corrigan'a Death.
NEW YORK, May 9. The Rev.
Dr. Ferranti, Italian secretary to
Archbishop Corrigan, tonight made
public a cablegram which was receiv
ed at the archiepiscopal residence
from Cardinal RampoUa, pontifical
secretary of state at Rome, express
ing the sorrow of Pope Leo at the
demise of Mgr. Corrigan. The ca
blegram was addressed to the Rev.
Dr. Ferarnti and is as follows:
"The holy father with great sor
row learns of the death of the grand
archbishop, whom he hoped to see
in Rome very soon. His holiness,
who appreciates very highly the es
pecial merits of the dead prelate, ex
pressed his sympathy from the depth
of his heart for the metropolitan
church of New York, and he prays
God to give to the soul of the great
archbishop the repose of the just and
the premium of eternal glory.
"Pontifical Secretary of State."
GRAVE TROUBLE IN HAYTI.
Revolution in that Island la
Said to Be in Progress.
SAN DOMINGO, Santo Domingo,
May 9. The United States minister,
William F. Powell, owing to the sit
uation of affairs here, has suspended
all intercourse with) the revolutionary
government and is preparing to leave
San Domingo for Hayti, to which
country he is also accredited. His
departure is due to the grave differ
ences existing in Hayti, where a rev
olution is said to be in progress.
The change of government here has
put a stop to the steps taken by Mr.
Powell to arrange a settlement of the
claims of the Dominican Improve
ment company of New York against
Santo Domingo. These claims were
being favorably considered by the
government which has just been
overthrown, and were in a fair condi
tion for settlement
The Dominican congress has been
dissolved and a provisional govern
ment has been formed.
Gone for Twenty-Five Years.
NEW ULM, Minn., May 9. Mrs.
Odie Ella Wood returned here today
after having been adjudged dead and
her estate administered more than a
year ago. Mrs. Wood and her hus
band left New Ulm for California
twenty-five years ago and have since
resided there. Her relatives gave
her up for dead and when, m August,
1899, her father, Thomas E. Chute,
was killed, his estate was divided be
tween three of his children known to
dd living and Mrs. Wood's share also
went to them. Mrs. Wood, it is said,
has fully established her identity
and the judgment of the court prob
ably will be set aside and ner claim
Senator Money's Worry .Ends.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 8. The
cases of alleged assault against Sen
ator Money of Mississippi, Orpha H.
Shaner, a street car conductor, and
Joseph E. Hooper, a truck foreman
in the fire department, all growing
out of a street car altercation about
ten days ago, were nolle proseed and
formally abandoned in the police court
yesterday. The only issue which the
court permitted to be argued .was as
to the right of the assistant district
attorney to nolle pros, a case without
the consent of the court, which Judge
Kimball finaly sustained.
Tramp Killed in a Wreck.
DES MOINES, la., May' 9. A
wreck occurred on .the Chicago &
Northwestern at Ames at 1 o'clock
yesterday. A tramp was killed and
Mail Clerk Griffin of Des Monies was
seriously injured. Mail Clerk Graves
of Chicago was buried under mail
sacks and badly bruised and Mail
Clerk Alexander Turk of Chicago had
his .arm and. hand injured. Train
No. 10 was just approaching the town
limits when the accident occurred.
Will Rest at Arlington
WASHINGTON, May 8. According
to present arrangement funeral cere
monies over the remains of the late
Rear Admiral Sampson will take place
Friday morning at the Charch of the
Covenant The remains will then be
taken to Arlington for interment, ac
companied by a military and naval
escort The naval regulations pre
scribe that the pall bearers for the
funeral of an officer shall be as near
the raak of the deceased aa possible, j
DISCUSSION IN SENATE TAKES
TIUIIAI DEFENDS SLAVERY
Ho Reverts to Civil War Issues in an
Excited Debate McComas Joins in
. Defense of the National -Administration.
WASHINGTON, May 8. Discussion
of the Philippine bill in the senate
took a sensational turn yesterday.
Jir. McComas of Maryland, referring
yB the alleged cruelties of American
Dldiers' ia the Philippines, which he
deeply deplored, told of some of the
cruelties which had occurred on both
sides during the civil war. Neither
aide, he said, was to be held respon
sible for those regrettable occurrences,
aa neither side approved them. In
this connection he suggested that sen
ators from South Carolina and Mis
sissippi, "where there is less popular
liberty than in any other states, were
shouting the loudest for constitutional
liberty in the Philippines."
This drew a sensational reply from
Mr. Tillman, who declared that it
was no longer possible to sneer away
the responsibilities for the infamies
committed by the Americans in the
Philippines. He said that if it had
been in the south that if the reins
of government were to be given to the
negroes the civil war would have been
prolonged indefinitely. He insisted
that in order to maintain their self
respect the white people of the south
bad been obliged to subdue the negro
by whatever means, using the shot
gun as one of the means.
He frankly described how the ne
groes had been defeated at the polls,
admitting that the whites bad gotten
just such majorities as were neces
sary. "When we get ready to put a
nigger's face in the sand," he shouted,
"we put his body there, too." He
declared the people of the south
never would submit to negro domina
tion and he hoped republican senators
would turn from their "game of devil
try in the Philippines and assist the
south to rid itself of threat of negro
While Mr. Tillman was speaking
many of the democratic senators left
the chamber, his audience on the
floor being largely on the republican
Mr. Burton of Kansas vigorously ar
raigned Mr. Tillman for his utter
ances. He asserted that the senator
who could defend slavery and govern
ment by the shotgun could not be ex
pected to carry good government to
the Philippines. He was astonished
that a senator should in one breath
make an appeal for unsullied govern
ment in the Philippines, and in the
next boast of crimes almost unpar
alleled in history.
Mr. Burton followed with a warm
defense of the government's policy in
the Philippines and became involved
in a heated colloquy with Mr. Rawlins
of Utah, because he had denounced
eome of .Mr. Rawlins statements as
false. He paid a brilliant tribute to
General as one of the great heroes
of the army.
After declaring that the war with
Spain had been forced upon the
United States by the democrats and
that the Philippines had come to this
country through the war, Mr. Mc
Comas asserted that in the debates on
the Philippine question the democrats
ignored all history and ignored the
treaty which they helped to ratify. He
said they proposed to undo the glori
ous work of the last four years, to de
nounce our treaty, to disgrace the army
and navy, to throw away the sover
eignty over the Islands, to defy the
verdict of the people, to reverse the
supreme court and to scuttle ,amid
the flouts and jeers of all the na
tions of the world.
Colonel Sharpe to Manila.
WASHINGTON, May 8. Colonel
Henry Sharpe, assistant commissary
general, has been relieved from duty
in this city and ordered to Manila,
where he will be come chief commis
sary of that division, relieving Colo
nel Charles A. Woodruff.
Senor Valdez Banished.
MANILA, May 8. Senor Valdez,
editor of Miau. as a result o the sec
ond libel suit brought against him by
Neito Legardo, the Filipino member
of the United States commission, has
been sentenced to six months' ban
ishment Funeral of Potter Palmer.
CHICAGO, May 8. Hundreds of
Chicagoans of high and low degree at
tended the funeral of Potter Palmer
here yesterday. Services were held
at the palatial Palmer residence on
Lake Shore drive, when many of the
friends of the dead millionaire and
Chicago pioneer viewed the remains
at the house. Rev. James S. Stone,
rector of St. James' Episcopal church,
conducted the services. The burial
jraa at Graceland cemetery.
Surrender of San Domingo.
MONTE CRISTI, Santo Domingo,
May 7. Farther confirmation was re
ceived here today of the surrender of
San Domingo, capital of Santo Do
mingo, Friday last to the revolution
ary forces commanded by Vice Presi
dent Vasquez. The provisional gov
ernment established there will retain
power -antil new elections have bee'n
held. Peace is completely re-established
In. the southern part of Santo
Domingo. Jimiaez is a refugee.
NEBRASKA HAS CANDIDATES.
Circuit Judge Caldwell ia About to
WASHINGTON, May 10. There is
a well defined rumor current in Wash
ington that Judge Henrv Clay Cald
well of the Eighth United States cir
cuit, is shortly to retire rom the
bench, in which event there will be
a most interesting contest for the va
cancy thus created on the part o men
well known in the west Already
Juoge Smi- B. Mcpherson oi .own
has announced himself as a candidate
for the position and it is understood
that Judge William Cather Hook,
United States judge for the district
of Kansas, will be a candidate, while
Nebraska will in all probability pre
sent two aspirants for this very dis
tinguished position, Geneo M. Lam
bertson of Lincoln and Charles J.
Greene-of-Omaha -It-is -stated that
Mr. Greene, should he desire to be
a candidate, as now seems possible,
will bring to bear upon the appointing
power the very strongest recommen
dations possible. Judge Caldwell was
appointed in 1864 United States judge
for the eastern district of Arkansas
by President Lincoln and in 1890 was
appointed by President Harrison
judge of the Eighth United States cir
cuit Judge Caldwell went out from
Iowa to the war and became major,
lieutenant colonel and colonel, and en
tered Little Rock, Arkansas' capital,
booted and spurred to take his posi
tion upon the district bench. He is
now 70 years of age and believes that
he has reached the retiring period.
WAS GENERAL AND COPIOUS.
Nebraska's Rainfall the Heaviest of
The recent rainfall in Nebraska
was the heaviest of the season. It is
regarded as the salvation of the win
ter wheat, which this year is the most
extensive in acreage in the history of
the state. Nearly every station re
ported rain and nearly every one re
ported at least one inch, but at Cur
tis the gauge showed two and one
half. Only three stations reported,
less than half an inch of rain. The
record in inches is as follows: Arap
ahoe, 1.00; Ashland, 1.18; Aurora,
1.50;' Benkelman, .50; Bluehill, .74;
Burchard, .86; Burwell, .80; Central
City, 1.26; Chester, .60; Columbus,
64; Curtis, 2.50; Edgar, 1.10; Eric
son, .60; Fairmont, 1.44; Grand Is
land, 1.32; Greeley, 1.00; Hastings,
1.58; Hickman, 1.10; Holdrege, 1.50;
Imperial, .10; Kearney, 1.22; Lincoln,
.92; Loup City, .74; McCook, 1.20; Ne
braska City, $1.14; North Platte, .40;
Omaha, .94; Palmer, .94; Plattsmouth,
1.00; Ravenna, 1.16; Rulo, 1.04; Sa
lem, 1.00; Schuyler, .70; Seward, -.90;
Strang, .98; Superior, .52; Syracuse,
.80; Tecumseh, .78; Valentine. .44;
Wilber, 1.10; Wilsonville, .44; Wy
Fire at St Edward.
ST. EDWARD, Neb., May 10. The
most destructive fire that ever visited
St Edward occurred, resulting in the
loss of five business houses and two
unoccupied store buildings. The fire
started in the restaurant and dwelling
of Harry Richmond, who lost all of
his household effects and stock of
goods. In all seven buildings were
burned. The total loss will reach
Lively Reception to Burglar.
GRESHAM, Neb.. May 10. Burg
lars were given a warm reception at
Hylton ft Clem's store. Fred Van
Gorden, who sleeps in the store,
heard a noise and discovered the vis
itor helping himself to a pair of new
shoes, and opened fire on him at short
range, but his aim was poor and the
thief v er raped, leaving his hat and
Coal Prospecting Progressing.
FREMONT, Neb., May 10. The
second prospect hole for coal on the
Remele farm at Jamestown is now
down over 218 feet The same vein
which was struck in the first hole
was struck in this one at a depth of
Bright Prospects in Chase County.
IMPERIAL ,Neb., May 10. Chase
county has been blessed with a most
copious rain. Small grain is looking
fine and the farmers are bu3y put
ting in corn. The indications are
that the crop outlook will be unusu
ally large in this county this year.
Cut Worms Injuring Wheat
TAYLOR, Neb., May 10. Prospects
for spring wheat in Loup county are
quite flattering, but it is said that cut
worms are doing considerable dam
age to fall wheat and rye.
Ex-Convict Held for Robbery.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., May 10.
Chief of Police D. W. McCallum ar
rested John Armstrong, a former res
ident of this city, who returned but a
short time ago after a protracted ab
sence. The arrest was made upon
the request of the authorities at Des
Moines, who allege that Armstrong
robbed the home of his brother at
Chcrchville, a suburb of Des Moines.
He has confessed to the crime and
will be extradited
Dragged by Horse and Injured.
KEARNEY, Neb., May 10 C. F.
Schroeder, a bachelor who lives on
an island near the Black celery farm,
met with a serious accident while
leading a horse. The animal became
frightened and dragged him some dis
tance, his foot being entangled in the
halter. His left leg was broken and
he sustained internal injuries. It was
aa hoar before his cries for help
were heard and six hoars before med
ical assistance was procured.
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A great many settlers are pouring
into South Dakota.
Very heavy rains have recently oc
curred in Oklahoma.
Fire at Davenport. Ia, destroyed
$250,000 worth of property.
Announcement was 'made at New
York that Mrs. Marie H. Tiffany had
been granted an absolute divorce from
Eight or ten thousand women are
in Los Angeles attending the biennial
convention of the General federation
of Women's clubs.
President J. W. Springer of the Na
tional Live Stock association has sent
a telegram to President Roosevelt
asking him to veto the oleomargarine
ton, Senor Don Fernanda E. Gua
chlale, has been granted by his gov
ernment permission to proceed to Eu
Ex-Governor Morrill's apple or
chard in Kansas now contains over
64,000 trees, and is said to be the
largest single apple orchard in the
Postmaster H. W. Harris of Lytton
Springs, twenty-five miles south of
Austin. Texas, was shot and killed by
Joe Halden, also of that place. Halden
Admiral Dewey. Rear Admirals
Coghlan and Entwistle and others cel
ebrated the fourth anniversary of the
battle of Manila bay at a banquet
ity of accident
The royal family of Greece has been
safely landed at Chalkis, Euboa is
land, thirty-five miles from Athens.
The royal yacht Amphitrite has not
yet been floated.
A cablegram received at the state
department from Minister Conger
states that there are scnous disturb
ances in the southern portion of the
province of Chi Li.
The -Associated Press understands
that J. Pierpont Morgan gets 2.500.
000 in stock of the shipping combine,
in return for his services in organiz
ing and financing it
The bill for a commission to in
vestigate the status of the colored
race caused a warm discussion in the
house committee on labor, but no ac
tion was taken on it
Somewhere about a hundred mem
bers of congress are base ball cranks
of deep or shallow dye and over half
of them were at the opening gome of
the season in Washington.
The Neue Frie Presse of Vienna
says that as the result of systematic
persecution, 3,000 Jewish families,
comprising 12,00 persons, will leave
Roumania for the United States in a
Congressman J. J. Butler of Mis
souri is made the defendant in a suit
for $10,000 damages instituted in the
district court at Washington by Au
gust Scholz, a waiter at a local hotel.
He alleges assault
A dispatch to the London Central
News from Rome says Princess Be
atrice Borrone, daughter of Don Car
los, the Spanish pretender, attempted
suicide by throwing herself into the
Tiber, but was rescued.
Emperor William has ordered Direc
tor Fritz of the government shipyard
at Kiel to proceed to the United
States to study the methods of Amer
ican shipyards, particularly as re
gards labor saving machinery.
At Youngstown, O., May 1, two
thousand men employed in the build
ing trades went on strike for an eight
hour day and increase of wages, all
efforts to settle their differences with
the contractors proving unavailing.
It is reported in Liverpool shipping
circles that the Britisn government
has intimated its willingness to sub
sidize British shipping in the event of
the Atlantic shipping combine prov
ing really harmful to the mercantile
marine of Great Britain.
The magnificent silver service
made from silver coins taken from
the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon,
to be presented to Admiral Winfleid
Scott Schley by his friends in his own
state and In Washington, has been
completed and is on exhibition.
There is no truth in the story that
Dowager Queen Margherita of Italy
has decided to enter a convent.
At his own request. Ambassador
Meyer has been granted a leave of
absence of sixty days from bis post
Carroll D. Wright, United States
commissioner of the bureau of labor
statistics, has been elected by the
trustees of Clark university, president
of the new collegiate department to
be established in connection with the
university in Worcester, Mass.
Representative Foster of Illinois
has Introduced a bill to place all live
stock on the free list
A. J. Drexel, son of the late An
thony J. Drexel of Philadelphia, was
caught for $4,000,000 in the crash of
International Power stock.
Two hundred pilgrims became en
gaged in an altercation with some cab
drivers in Naples on account of dis
puted cab fares. Weapons were
drawn, and only the interference of
the police to protect the pilgrims pre
vented the mob from attacking them.
Joseph H. Hoadley, president of the
International Power company, receiv
ed a letter from Dr. W. Seward Webb,
tendering hi3 resignation as a mem
ber of the board of directors cf the
company. Action on the resignation
The Amsterdam (N. Y.) Central La
bor union, composed of twenty-five
subordiantc unions, with a tots! mem
bership of 5,000. has adopted a resolu
tion to abstain from the use of meat
bandied by the sc-ccllcd meat trust
for the cert ttirty days.
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