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THE SBCAK CASE
WASHINGTON. May 17. The aea
ata comaritte on relation with Cuba
beard Joan Oealer of New York City.
wte jrtntea the publication Facts
Aboat Sugar compiled by Oscar W.
Doaaer, mad confiistins of reprints
from newspaper articles.
Mr. Oehler said that in January last
be wa etapioyed by Mr. Donner. ad
vertising agent of the Sugar trust, to
print' this document, for which he re
ceived $750. The edition numbered
Ex-Senator Charles F. Manderson
at Nebraska said be had acted as le
gal adviser of the general manager
of the American Beet Sugar company.
E. C. Howe, and the president of the
Standard Beet Sugar company. Hey
wood G. Leavitt. He produced two
forms of contracts which these com
panies had entered into during the
awnmer of 1901 with the jobbers on
the Missouri river, one of which con
tained a provision that shipments
would be billed at 10 cents per hun
dred pounds less than the American
Sugar company's open price for stand
ard fine granulated that might be in
effect in Kansas City on date of ar
rival of their sugar, but that at no
time would the price exceed $5.37. In
the other form the words 'bona fide
price" were inserted.
Mr. Manderson said the American
Sugar Refining company notified the
Jobbers having contracts with the beet
sugar companies at Missouri river
points that they would furnish them
augar at $3.50 per hundred, and said
be was carted on to decide what to do
arader the -contracts referred to. He
had discovered that this sugar only
would be given in very small quanti
ties. The American Beet Sugar com
pany, be said, sought to buy at $3.50
per hundred, but was refused. The
established market price, he said, con
tinued at $5.12 H: and the special
price was limited to a few people,
which caused him to decide that it
was not. an "open" price nor a '"bona
fide" price, as contemplated by the
beet sugar contracts, and that the beet
sugar companies were not required to
aell at $3.40. Mr. Manderson said the
American Sugar Refining company's
cut would have broken down the beet
sugar industry in the west if the beet
augar people had been unable to com
mand the money to store their pro
duct. Mr. Manderson contended that every
tariff bill and the government experi
ments have been invitations to em
bark in the beet sugar industry.
"To injure it,' said he. "by direct
or indirect methods is to my mind
as objectionable if not to say as crim
inal a blow as this country could re
ceive." The proposition for a 20 per cent re
daction, he said, had caused many
' prospective beet sugar factories on
arid land in the west, to be abandoned
Answering a question by Senator
Piatt. Mr. Manderson said that if we
Americanize Cuba either by annexa
tion or any other means there would
' be a rise In the price of labor there
which would raise the cost of sugar
PEACE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN.
London Newspaper Says Attitude of
Boers Justifies Assertion.
LONDON, May 17. The Daily Mail
this' morning says it understands that
sufficient indications of the attitude
of the Boer leaders at Veerening have
transpired to "justify tne assertion that
peace in South Africa is absolutely as
eared. A powerful factor in attaining this
result, the paper says, has been the
British generosity in the matter of
farm rebuilding, for which, it believes,
about 5,000.000 has been granted.
Shenandoah Divine Goes Abroad.
SHENANDOAH. Ia May 17. Rev.
G. O. Gustafson has started on an ex
tended trip througw Europe. His
church" has "granted him a vacation
and he will spend the greater part of
the summer visiting some of the
-health resorts in Sweden.
Murder of Iowa Girt.
ST., JOSEPH. JIo Jtay 17. The
body of Miss Emma Moore, a beauti
ful young woman of Clarinda. Is-, was
found in a ravine near that place,
with a pistol bullet in her brain. Wil-
liaxn Lucas, a well known young man
of Clearmont. Ia is under arrest.
". The couple were sweethearts and left
the home of Miss Moore Wednesday
evening for a drive. The next seen
. of the woman was when her body was
Coleman Held to Grand Jwy
6KH7X CTTY. -T May 17. Joseph
Coleman of Faulkton. S. D-. charged
with the murder of his brother Ed
ward to secure $10,000 insurance on
the latter a life, has been held to the
dicait court without bad. The trag
edy secarred oa a ranch near FauOc-
'.The Hag af Italy baa gfrea 2.500
traacs far the relief of the Maxtiaigue
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UtCALOFlhOM LAN UEAMN. j
OMAHA, Naav May 19
abaartihig topic of
thoaaante of atockmea
Golana. Wyoming aaa Idaho
the ameetioa at leaamr the
laaaa aaM C E. Waatlaarf. who m
of the U
of statim-at oathia aabjact
extent and suddenness. Stockmen,
aad haadreds of them, who only yes
terday were fighting bitterly every
proposition faintly contemplating the
leasing of these lands, are sow actu
ally advocating such a movement moat
"Just now the problem ia bow to
let those stockmen who are now fa
vorable to the leasing scheme do so.
while the ones who still hold out may
not be affected. For instance, in west
era' Nebraska the stockmen are all
won over and are demanding this
method of handling the ranges. There
are about 10.000,000 acres of public
lands out there, and the stockmen
wish to lease them. About half of
this territory can be irrigated. Now
if the western Nebraska people, whose
conditions are different from the con
ditions ia other states, can agree upon
a fair plan for range control in their
state, to protect their interests from
destruction, why not allow them to
We think we have this plan now
in the local option scheme. When I
proposed this two years ago it met
with a storm of protest. Now the
stockmen are asking for its establish
ment ia many places. It is a county
local option land leasing plan, which
is to be applied to any county when
ever the secretary of the interior is
satisfied that a majority of the stock
men in that county wish it to go into
THREE PERISH IN FLAMES.
Mother and Child Lost in a
LAUREL, Neb., May 19. Fire
broke out in the agricultural imple
ment house of John Jaoobaon at about
3 o'clock ia the morning and consum
ed the hottse aad bowling alley belong
ing to Mr. CariquisL Three persons
perished in the fire and two were in
jured. The dead are: John Jacobson,
owner of the implement house; Mrs.
John Jacobson and a child of the Ja
cobsons. Injured: Thomas Snyder, burned
about face and' bands; child of the
Jacobsons, burned about face and
Mr. Jacobson occupied the rooms on
the second floor of his building as a
dwelling, his family consisting of him
self, wife and two children. Mr. Ja
cobson had in his employ a man nam
ed Will Snyder, who made his home
with Mr. Jacobson.
Mr. Snyder escaped from the burn
ing building with Jacobson's older
child. Each was badly burned. Mr.
Jacobson. wife and youngest child
were apparently suffocated and lost
their lives in the burning building.
Fear of Grasshoppers.
HARRISBURG. Neb.. May 19. Ban-
county has been thoroughly soak
ed during the past week, rains having
fallen in portions of the county every
day. The farmers and ranchmen are
jubilant over the abundance of grass.,
which has never been better at this
time of the year, and over the proa
pects for an abundant crop. Much
concern is felt that the grasshoppers
are going to do damage this year.
Sack of Counterfeit Money.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., May 19.
While a coal car was being switched
to the sugar factory, a workman found
a stock in the car, which apparently
had some contents. Upon opening it
the man found twenty-fire counterfeit
dollars, of poor metal but of excellent
stamp. The car is being traced with
the end to secure, if possible, a clue
as to the origin of the money.
Arrest Preacher for Shooting.
BEATRICE. Neb., May 19. Rev. S.
P. Benbrook, pastor of the Christian
church at Wymore, was arrested at
that place on a charge of shooting
at Dr. Johnson of Wymore with intent
Rural Delivery at Benedict.
BENEDICT, Neb., May 19. Post
master Lett received official notice
from the postofSce department that
free rural delivery would begin at
Benedict July 1.
Difficult ts Invest Funds.
LINCOLN, Nelu May 19. Treas
urer Stuefer says he still finds it diffi
cult to obtain bonds for the permanent
educational funds of the state, even
when taken on a 3 per cent basis.
Notwithstanding the decline in inter
est rates, he declares, the demand for
securities seems to keep on increas
img. Mr. Stnefer. acting under au
thority given by the board of educa
tional lands and funds, purchased $50.
000 of Hall county court house bonds.
Preparing for Encampment,
EXETER. Neb.. May 19. Arrange
ments have been completed with the
sien who have control of the state
encampment of the Sons of Veterans
for securing the services of Exeter's
cornet band and base ball club for
the three days of the encampment.
which win be held at Lashtos. Jane
3. 4 aad 5. Exeter's ball team for this
will be together before that
ooze fine games are looked
OaMka TiTaaay. T
STRIKE WILL GO
UtFCNwION CONTINUED BY
VOTE OF CONVENTION.
af Calling Ovt Eaglwaa ra.
and Pump Wunaara Yet to
The Vote far
HAZLETON. Pa., May 1L The an
thracite miners in comveatioa, late
yesterday decided to" continue the
strike of the 145,000 men against the
mine owners and to fight it-out to the
bitter end. The matter of calling out
the engineers, lremem and pump
era will be decided by the
The vote to continue the
was as follows: Total vote east, 811;
for strike, 461K; against strike,
549; majority for strike. 111!.
President Mitchell, however, ia com
pliance with the rules of the United
Mine Workers, announced to the pub
lic that the action of the convention
The step taken by the miners, after
practically considering the matter for
two months, has wiped out. the un
certainty of the situation and it is
freely predicted that the most serious
labor struggle in the history of the
country, if not the world, i? about to
begin. That is the view taken by
nearly every miner. While the lead
ers are cautious and will not forecast
their actions, it is not unlikely that
miners' fight will be carried into the
bituminous coal regions and into other
fields of industry.
Mine workers for eighteen months
have been looking forward r to the
atrike that is Tipon them. They have
saved their money and are considered
to be in better shape today for a
fight than they were ia the great
strike of 1900.' That struggle ended by
the mine owners giving the men. 10
per cent increase after six weeks'
The operators are on record as be
ing unalterably opposed to granting
the men any concessions, and they
have personally informed the mine
workers' leaders of that fact. The
workmen fear the present fight may
mean the destruction of their organi
zation, because they believe the mine
owners are bent on wrecking their
union than they are on opposing the
demands for higher wages and shorter
President Mitchell's advice to the
miners was for peace, and he gave it
to them in the plainest and most force
ful language. He was ably assisted
by President Fahey and Secretary
Hartlein of the lower district and
Secretary Dempster of the upper ter
ritory. President Nichols of the first
district was the great champion of
the strike advocates.
Mr. Mitchell, who was the last to
speak, was listened to with the great
est attention. It. is also said that a
telegram was read from the American
Federation of Labor against a per
manent suspension. But the delegates
would not listen and amid consider
able excitement the vote was taken.
For a time it looked as though the
peace advocates would win, but when
delegation after delegation from the
lower district, the last to be called,
answered "yes," it was seen that the
men who favored a fight had won.
The result was received by the con
vention with applause, which, how
ever, was not very enthusiastic or
prolonged. The men appreciated the
seriousness of their decision, which no
doubt dampened their ardor.
The Offer of Americana,
WASHINGTON, May 16. By direc
tion of the president. Secretary Hay,
on May 12, seat the following cable
gram to Ambassador Choose at Lon
"Express to British gavsnment the
sympathy of the presidentand the
people of this country ia'the affliction
which has befallen St. Vincent and
our desire to share in-the work of aid
Orders to Hoist Mules.
MAHANOY CITY, Pa., May IS.
The Philadelphia ac Reading Coal and
Iron company issued orders to have
all the mules hoisted from all the
company's collieries at once.
Cannot Sail as Intended.
WASHINGTON. May 16. There is
no marked change in the condition
of Lord Pauncefote. It is clear that
he wfll not be in condition to sail for
England on the 21st instant-
United Order ef Farm Hand.
WICHITA Kauu May 16. The rice
growers of Texas and Louisiana have
opened communication with the imple
ment dealers of Kansas and Oklahoma
with a view of co-operating in securing
hands, first for care, of tne wheat har
vest in the north and then in the rice
harvest of the south. The purpose is
to organize an army of traveling
farm hands to follow wheat, rice and
corn harvesting from New Orleaas to
Minicter Clayton Resorts.
WASHINGTON. Msy 16. The state
department has received the follow
ing cablegram from United States
Miaister PoweH at Port-au-Prince, re
specting the political crisis ia Hayti:
"A committee of eleven baa been or
ganised for the conduct of affairs.
The chairman of the committee ia ex
President CsaeL Committees of this
frtr have been organised ia aD
theitie of the republic. ABawJetat
PYRES ARE FED WITH TAR.
aft St. Pleff Bmchsw aa
Firea Whieti Liflht Up
NEW YORK. May 1 la the de
stroyed city of St Pierre the
on the raiae ia being coatmaed ia am
avavtiafactory maaaer. aaya a Fort
Fraaee dispatch to the HeraH.
The dead an being burned, the
pyrea being red with petreieam aad
tar. Great Ires are kept aetag. which,
at eight. Ugkt ap the entire itatad,
and which, beiag seen at St. Lacia,
led to the belief that Fort de
Although thousand have
ed. maay still remaia t be
Searchers, while wafting taroagm the
ashes, often step upoa want eeeme to
be a charred pfllar of stoae, oaly to
lean as it yields graeaoael
foot that it ia the trunk of
that stm stand erasable aad fall at
touch. Some idea of the terrible beat
that poured dowa from Mount Pelee
may be had when it ia known that the
iron rollers of the Priaelle Sugar mills
were melted as though they bad been
put through a furnace,
The Danish war ship Valkyrie has
returned from Fort de Fraaee, says
a SL Thomas, D. W. L, dispatch to
the Tribune. The officers conlrm
previous reports of having steamed
through countless floating bodies, oa
the way to Fort de France.
PARIS IS UNMOVEO.
Little Attention Paid ts
PARIS, May 16. The American vis
itors here cannot understand the
seeming indifference of the Parisians
in regard to the Martinique disaster.
Beyond the half-masted fags over the
government offices, there are. ao signs
of public mourning. The people flock
to their usual resorts, attend the races,
in the theaters, aoae of which have
been closed, no "extras" are issued
and there ia no demand for them.
But the evening papers, containing
bulletins of the automobile races, are
The various funds beiag raised for
the relief of the Martinique sufferers
now only total 303,000 franca, includ
ing the large subscriptions of the
foreign potentates and the 20.000
francs from the municipalities. The
provinces seem more interested in
the disaster than the capitaL They
are actively orgaaitiag committeea to
raise funds sad there is much mourn
ing at the seaport whose ships wen
IOWA LIQUOR LAW INVALID-
Supreme Court Holds Mulct Law to
DES MOINES, la.. May 16. The
supreme court ruled today that the
sale of liquor to "bootleggers' and
other resident violators of the Iowa
law cannot be prohibited when the
sales are made by agents of non
The court holds that the section of
the Iowa liquor law known as the
"mulct law," prohibiting such sales,
is in conflict with, interstate com
merce laws and is therefore unconsti
tutional. The decision is rendered ia the case
of the state against Pat Heaappy of
Jefferson county and is reversed ia
favor of the defendant, who was agent
for an Illinois liquor house, soliciting
orders at Fairfield, which were filled
by shipment direct to the purchaser.
Monument to Bland.
LEBANON, Mc May 16. The
splendid monument erected here to
the memory of the late Richard Park
Bland will be unveiled June 17. Hon.
W. J. Bryan and ex-Governor W. J.
Stone and others will be present to de
Burglars Rob Postoffice.
DES MOINES. Ia., May 16. The
postoffice at Monroe, thirty miles
south of this city, was robbed by bur
glars. The safe was blown open and
several hundred dollars' worth of
Bryan ia Well Received.
HAVANA May 16. WHliam Jen
nings Bryan, who is now here, is re
ceiving considerable attention. He
has been invited to a number of din
ners and has many callers.
Condition ef the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. May 16. Today's
statement of the treasury balances in
the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000 gold reserve in the division
of redemption, shows: Available
cash balance. $187402462; gold. t$7,
443347. Fremont Bey Suss the City.
FREMONT, Neb.. Msy 16. Salt
was filed by William Schmidt, jr., a
minor, in district court, against the
city of -Fremont far $..- He was
hurt by falMag oa a defective side
walk. -" . "
Copeland Geta Ten Yssra. -CHEYENNE.
Wyrx. May IS. Judge
D. H. Craig of the Third district sen
tenced Ned Hartley Copeland to tea
years at hard labor for Le killing of
A. C Rogers.
, CHICAfiOt May It The interstate
iiimmiiii" lemasMisiea wkh Chair
man Knapp aad.Cosftmissioasfs Ftfar
sad Frouty on the beach, yesterday
began aa investigation of the
made by the Chicago Live
change that railroads bare
criminating oa thro
vor of packers west of , Chicago
reeeatarfves of aff the raflroads
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THAN EARLY RE-
sa East Coast is
of Cslawrry Defy
that the Lava Still Flews.
3 LONDON, May 15. The governor of
Sss - Windward islands. Sir Robert
TJlB illya, telegraphs to the colonial
from the island of St. Vincent,
date of Tuesday. May 13. as
I arrived here yesterday and found
the state of affairs worse than has
port shows that the country on the
east coast between Robia Rock and
Geergetowa was apparently struck
aad devastated in a manner similar
to that which destroyed SL Pierre,
aad I fear that practically all living
things ia that radius were killed.
Probably 1,160 persona lost their lives.
The exact number will never be
known. Managers and owners of the
estates, with their families, have been
killed. A thousand bodies have been
found and buried. One hundred and
sixty persons are ia the hospital at
Georgetown. Probably only six of this
number will recover.
"The details of the disaster are too
harrowing for description.
"I got, at St. Lucia, a coasting
steamer, which is running up and
down the Leeward coast with water
sad provisions. Twenty-two hundred
persons have received relief.
"I have asked for medical officers
from Trinidad and Grenada. All the
aeighboriag British colonies are as
sisting generously. Every effort is be
iag made to grapple with the awful
"All the beat sugar estates in the"
earribean country are devastated and
the cattle are dead.
The eruption continues, but is ap
"Anxiety is still felt. All the offi
cers nnd residents are co-operating
with me. The women are making
Sir Frederick M. Hodgson, the gov
ernor of Barhadoes, forwarded to the
colonial office the report of the col
onial secretary, who has just returned
from a visit to St. Pierre, Martiniuqe.
It confirms the worst accounts of
the disaster. The secretary compares
the ignited matter, which destroyed
everything within an area of ten miles
long by six wide, to burning wax. He
adds, significantly, that the services of
doctors are not required, as there are
ao wounded persons.
Governor Hodgson estimates that
2,000.000 tons of volcanic dust fell on
the island of Barbados.
WASHINGTON, May 15. The navy
department received a numfber of
messages bearing on the Martinique
disaster. Lieutenant B. B. McCor
miek, commanding Potomac, sent the
following from Fort de France, dated
'Inhabitants of St Pierre and six
seen vessels totally destroyed. Sur
rounding villages uninhabitable. Isl
and covered with destruction. Ashes
within five miles of Fort de France.
Provisions needed for 50.000 refugees
within ten days. Donated extra stores.
Inform commandant at San Juan."
HAYTI IN A CHAOTIC STATE.
Revofutieniats Seize Custom Houses
and Are Collecting the Duties.
PORT AU PRINCE. Hsyti. Msy 15.
Admiral KUlick, commander of the
Haytien fleet, has started for Cape
Haytien with the Haytien war ships
Crete A'Pierot and Toussaint Louver
ture, having declared himself in favor
of General Firmin. the former minister
of Hayti at Paris, who is the head of
the revolutionary forces in the north
ern part of the island.
The northern revolutionists have
seized the customs houses--of Cape
Haytien, port de Paix and Gonaives
and re collecting duties. Protests
against this action on the part of Gen
eral Firmin have been entered by the
National bank and the diplomatic
Rain Helps Irrigation.
DENVER, Colo., May 15. Specials
indicate that rains have .been general,
extending from the Wyoming line to
southern New Mexico. The great
shortage of water for irrigation had
become a serious matter.
0Germsji at Vatican.
ROME. May 15. The pope received
la audience Bishop Thomas O'Gorman
of Sioux Falls, S. D., a member of the
American commission appointed to
.confer with the pope regarding church
questions ia the Philippines. The pon-
f tiff expressed pleasure st coming of
the mission and his admiration of
President Roosevelt, especially of his
-political good sense. He feltthat a
debt of gratitude was due Archbishop
WTMORE, Neb-, May 15. Rev. S.
P. Beabercoke. pastor of the Christian
toaight went into the office
Dr. W. H. Johnson and fired five
without effect. Mrs.
who was ia the office, aiaaued
aad diverted his
got away. Ben-
I ia in jaiL
are sroamaest sad the sx-
a sensation. Caase
. .5? c- A-
work I JB-RysSj--
accuse was arrested
SUGAR BEET TESTS.
Experiment Stotlens TeHs
LINCOLN, Neb, May 17. The Ne
braska experimeat station has just is
sued bulletin aumber 73. which gives
the results of a aumber of experi
meats ia the prodsctioa of sugar
beets. The bulletin may be obtained
free of cost by residents of the state
upoa writing to the agricultural ex
perimeat station, Lincoln, Neb.
The following is a digest of the
The sugar beet experiments report
ed ia bulletin No. 73 were conducted
daring the season of 1901.' npoa the
farm of the Standard Cattle company
st Ante. Dodge county. Nebraska.
These experimeata included tests of
varieties, tests of fertilizers, distaace
of slantfir time of planting, meth
ods of cultivation, aad the treatment
A test of thirty-seven varieties un
der sfmttar conditions showed a wide
variation in the total amount of su
gar produced per acre, the original
Klein Wanxlebener occupying first
A comparison of light and heavy
soils for sugar beet production show
ed a considerably higher sugar con
tent in the beets grown upon the
Slight increases in the yield, sugar
content and purity of beets were pro
duced by the use of commercial fer
tilizers, but their use did not seem to
be profitable upon the land where the
tests were made. Of the different
classes of fertilizers used the phos
phate gave the best results.
A comparison of different depths of
cultivating sugar beets was in favor
of about four to five inches as com
pared with six-inch or two to three
The most satisfactory distance of
planting was found to be eighteen
inches between rows and eight Inches
between plants in the rows.
BIG FUND FOR EDUCATION.
Coming Apportionment to the Various
Counties to Be Record Breaker.
LINCOLN. Neb May 17. The
semi-annual apportionment of- state
funds for the public schools of Ne
braska, which will be certified by the
state treasurer to the superintendent
of public instruction on May 19, wiU
be one of the largest ever made by
the state. Forty counties have thus
far failed to report the funds for the
month, but the other fifty have shown
an increase over the corresponding
period last year of approximately $8,
000. "We look for an apportionment that
will give us about $1 for each person
of school age,' said Superintendent
Fowler. "I well remember the time
when both semi-annual apportion
ments together made not over $1.50
for each person of school age, but this
year we will have two-thirds of the
amount in one apportionment The
school population of the state is 377,
000. The apportionment in December
last was $316,893 and in the May pre
ceding was $350,853. So far as I
know the greatest apportionment ever
made by the state gave only $1.02 per
each person of school age. We may
fall a little behind our expectations
thi3 time, but it is doubtful."
Increased Acreage of Beets.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb May 17. The
American Beet Sugar company an
nounces that the acreage for the local
factory has gone over the 5,000 mark,
breaking the record of all previous
years in the history of the industry
and assuring a long campaign this
fall and winter. The work of remod
eling the factory for'the improved ma
chinery is rapidly being pushed.
Motor Vehicles for Beatrice.
BEATRICE. Neb., May 17. Mr. A.
J. Wright, representing the Chicago
Motor Vehicle company, was before
the city council and made a proposi
tion for the running of motor vehicles
in Beatrice. He wants a ten-year
franchise and the right to operate his
cars on the old street car tracks. In
dications are that the franchise will
- A Boy Drowned.
HOOPER, Neb.. May 17. Luther
Reninger. the 9-year-old son of Frank
Reninger. a farmer living three miles
east of Hooper, was drowned in the
Cutoff lake near his home. The body
Returns to the department of agri
culture show 4.868.000 out of 27.103.000
acres of wheat have been abandoned
over the country.
Mr. Mallalieu Resigns.
LINCOLN. Neb., Msy 17. John T.
Mallalieu has tendered his resignation
as superintendent of the state reform
school for boys at Kearney, to take
effect June 15. In a letter filed in the
governor's office Mr. Mallalieu ex
plains that he has accepted the posi
tion of business manager of the Ar
gus Mining company of Idahc Springs,
Colo., and will begin his new duties
as soon as relieved from the reform
Dies by His Own Hand.
YORK. Neb., Msy 17. Christopher
Kreah committed suicide by taking
laudanum. He was a Polander aad
an old resident living near Hendersoa,
who has been suffering from disease
for s. number of years and was de
pendent on neighbors. He
Floral tributes from all over the
world are being laid, oa Bret Hartes
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The bakers of Peoria are oaa strtta
fw higher wage.
Rarsl free delivery will be sstaaVi
liahed ia Cass county. Neb.
The Daily Telegraph of New York
ia ia the hand of a receiver.
At a fire In Dubsque, lows, four fire
mea were crashed by fslliag walls.
Four hundred union metal workers
of Cleveland. Ohio, are oa a strike.
The Southera Pacific railroad ia a
short time wiU take over the maa
agement of the eating houses aloag ita
A new isthmian canal route bill was
announced by Senator Hoar. This bill
leaves to the president the seiectioa
of the route.
Mrs. Tomas Estranda Palma, wife
of the presidest-elect of the Cuban
republic, sailed"for Havana oa --the
The remains of Gen, W. S. Rosecrans
were taken from the vault at Rosedale
cemetery at Los Angeles and shipped
to Washington. D. C over the Santa
The senate committee on commerce
decided to report the nomination of
H. Clay Evans to be consul general
to London, with a favorable recom
mendation. The body of Mrs. Patrick Burke, of
Owensboro. Ky:, was removed from
the wreck of the Pittsburg at Cairo.
I1L This Is the sixteenth known vic
tim of the disaster.
The $50,000 suit of Louise M. Knight
of Fairbury. Neb., against Oscar a
Pusch of Maryeville. Kansa3r which
was to have been tried In the district
court soon, has been settled.
Mr. Mondell has introduced a bill
in the house appropriating $10,CO0 for
the purpose of furnishing a national
trophy and other prizes to be pro
vided and contested for annually.
The grand jury of St- Louis has sub
poenaed several retail butchers to tes
tify aa to the charge that decayed
meat is sold at St. Louis, and that dis
eased cattle are killed for that market.
The British exnbassys state that,
while Ambassador Pauncefote's illness
msy be regarded as serious and is
causing- his family considerable anx
iety, no immediate danger is now ap
prehended. E. H. Harriman, president of the
Southern Pacific, tendered an elabor
ate banquet to Governor Odell of New
York. The banquet room was beauti
fuUy decorated, and seventy-one
guests were present
The net esrnings of Iowa railroads
during the past year were $1,344,687.60.
more than during $1900. The aggre
gate gross earnings for the past year
were $56,549.76. the operating ex
The weekly report of Lord Kitch
ener shows nineteen Boers were killed,
six wounded, 802 prisoners, nine sur
rendered and 600 rifles, 157 wagons,
400 horses and 4,300 head of cattle in
the hands of the British.
It is reported that J. W. Richards of
Waterloo. Ia., at present confidential
secretary to Speaker Henderson, is
slated for the first assistant secretary
ship of the treasury. Mr. Richards
says he knows nothing of the matter.
Preparations are being made by the
sailors and marines of the Brooklyn
navy ysrd for the dedication of the
$100,000 Y. M- C. A. building erected
by Miss Helen Gould. Ex-Secretary
of the Navy John D. Long will make
an address. .miss liouia win aiso
An official dispatch from Pretoria
says: "Bruce Hamilton has captured
twenty-seven. Colenbrander seventy
and Hamilton 357 Boers, with prac
tically all the wagons and stock of the
commanders in the central area east
oi Hart's river (Transvaal.) Since
March Delarey's force has been re
duced by 860.
The weather bureau's weekly sum
mary of crop conditions, issued on the
13th. says little corn has yet been
planted in Minnesota and Wisconsin,
and the planting has been delayed in
South Dakota and northern Iowa, ow
ing to excessive rain3. Throughout
the middle Atlantic states, however,
this work ha3 made rapid progress.
L. C. .Richards, a prominent business
man of Lincoln, died suddenly from
hemorrhage of the stomach.
In the naptha explosion at Pittsburg
twenty men were burned to death and
many others so badly burned that they
In the anthracite regions of Penn
sylvania 145.000 men are on a strike.
Mary A. Livermore, the well known
woman suffragist is confined to a
darkened room at her home in Mel
rose, N. Y., by a disease of the eyes
which may result in total blindness.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has declined the request of the
railroads for a continuance of the
hearing of the charges made by the
Chicago live stock association that the
railroads have been violating the fed
J. H. Hunt of Oklahoma has left for
home, after attending a hearing be
fore the senate committee on building,
in favor of an amendment to the om
nibus public building bill appropriating
$100,000 for a building at Oklahoma
Dr. Charles F. Rand, who is accept
cepted as being the first volunteer for
the civil wax, is still living in Wash
ington, D. C. He was also the first
soldier to win the congressional medal
of honor for distinguished gallantry in
Jacob A. Riis of New York advocates
the opening of public schools in grift
cities on Sundays. Lectures and es
tertainments should be given to keep
the boys from the evil3 of tenement
house life sad the all-alluricg glitter
of the salooas.
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