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VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 13.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 2. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.677.
PHILIPPINE PRISONERS TO BE
JULY 4TH IS THE DATE CI VH
Cabinet Decides to Take This Step
When Philippines Bill Shall Have
Passed Other Matters Under Consideration.
FARMERS UP AGAINST TRUST.
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 28. At
the meeting of the cabinet yesterday
the terms of an amnesty proclamation
to the Filipinos, which it is contem
plated to issue on the Fourth of July,
were agreed upon. The war depart
ment for some time past has had un
der consideration the draft of a proc
lamation and has found It necessary
to make a number of changes in its
text. In its modified state it was
agreed to by the cabinet and Secretary
Root will cable it to Acting Governor
Wright for his inspection. If it meets
the latter's approval nothing will re
main but for the president, if the
Philippine civil government bill is a
law on that day, as is now expected it
will be. to issue on Independence Day
a formal proclamation setting forth
terms of amnesty for all political of
fenders in the islands, including
Aguinaldo and those held at Guam.
The proclamation is based upon the
general objects of the Philippine gov
ernment bill, namely, to restore peace
in the archipelago and substitute a
civil for a military administration.
The proclamation will declare that a
state of peace now exists in the Phil
ippine islands save in the parts of the
archipelago where the Minandao or
Paean tribes are giving the United
States a great amount of trouble, and
will declare in effect that, with the
transfer of the government of the
archipelago from a military to a civil
status, all those arrested and held for
political offenses shall be restored to
liberty, granted full amnesty and
allowed to participate in the civil
government that is to be inaugurated
in the islands.
While the proclamation is subject to
changes in text, the general language
of the document is pretty well mapped
There was a general discussion of
the treatment that should be accorded
the political prisoners of the islands.
There is no intention, it is stated, to
release those convicted of other than,
political offenses, the benefits of the
amnesty being limited to those in
custody as a result of breaches of mil
itary law, leaving criminal offenders
to the action of the proper authorities
under the coming civil government.
The purpose is to demonstrate that
motives of humanity and generosity
dictate our course toward the Phil
ippines. When the islands are turned
over to the civil authorities they will
not be left without adequate military
protection, as no more troops will be
ordered home for the present and ev
ery precaution will be taken for the
military safeguarding of the islands
under the new civil administration.
Another subject under consideration
at the cabinet meeting was the nego
tiations for the purchase of the friars'
land6 in the Philippines. Secretary
Root took with him to the meeting
all the correspondence which has pass
ed between himself and Governor Taft
while the latter has been carrying on
negotiations at Rome. It is under
stood that Secretary Root feels great
confidence in a successful outcome of
Governor Taft's efforts.
The cabinet meeting was held in the
president's temporary quarters on La
fayette square and was the first time
in eighty-eight years that a regular
session of the cabinet has been held
outside the white house.
Confronted by Threshers Combine in
FREMONT, Neb., June 30. When
the farmers of this vicinity began to
make contracts for threshing their
grain recently they were much sur
prised to find an advance of about 20
per cent in the charges made by
threshers, and it now appears that
there is a threshing combine or trust
in this vicinity which is likely to make
the farmer pay more than usual to get
his grain ready for the market.
In April last a meeting was held
here which was attended by the prin
cipal owners of threshing machines in
this and adjoining counties, at which
it was decided that on account of the
general advance in the price of ma
chines, repairs, coal and other things
they decided to advance the price.
Committees were appointed and an or
ganization perfected, which is likely
to be a success. Last week another
meeting was held at Hooper, which
was quite well attended.
Farmers are satisfied that a com
bine exists, including practically all
the machine owners in this vicinity
and extending throughout this entire
portion of the state, and are contriv
ing some means to get their grain
ready for market at the usual prices.
Some say they will buy machines of
their own before they will pay the
AFTER LONG DEBATE HOUSE
TAKES FAVORABLE ACTION.
VERY LITTLE CHANGE IS MADE
Measure Goes Through by a Party
Vote With Two Exceptions Some
of the Minor Changes That the
Lower House Made.
SITUATION VERY CRITICAL,
NEBRASKA MAN IS MURDERED.
Body With That of Companion Found
on Indian Reservation.
WOOD RIVER. Neb.. June 30.
John Donaldson, living two miles east
of this city, but who has been in
Idaho for the last two months look
ing after after some mining interests,
was found murdered on the newly
opened reservation near Fort Hall,
Idaho. Charles Fritz of Pocatello,
Idaho, was found with him. he also
having met death by the assassin's
bullet. Mr. Donaldson had been shot
twice. No motive is known for the
commission of the crime, but it is sup
posed it was either for robbery or in
l dispute over a mining claim.
Mr. Donaldson came to Wood River
!n 1866 and has made this his home
sver since. He left here May 7 and
sxpected to return in the middle of
Jul-. He leaves a wife ana tour cnu
Jren. He was 64 years old and a
member of the Modern Woodmen of
America lodge of this city, in which
Drder he carried $2,000 insurance.
School Warrants Worked Off.
NORFOLK. Neb., June 30. A
stranger giving the name of L L
Winn was arrested here charged with
.ssuing forged school warrants to the
unount of about $300. He claims to
3e selling supplies and exhibited a let
:er of recommendation from the coun
ty superintendent which has also been
pronounced a forgery. The warrants
were sold to the Norfolk National
oank and their true nature was dis
rovered soon after the transaction.
Child Accidentally Shot.
THEDFORD, Neb., June 30. An ac
cidental shooting took place at Brown
!ee, twenty-five miles north of here,
Sunday evening, which may cause the
death of Goldie. the five-year-old
daughter of David Steadman, a mer
chant of that place. A gun was being
loaded to shoot a cat when it pre
maturely exploded, some of the shot
entering the stomach of the child.
Insane Msn Hangs Himself.
OGALALLA. Neb., June 30. August
Tullberg of Edgar, Wis., a passenger
Dn a Union Pacific westbond train, en
route to Payette. Idaho, was found
here in a demented condition. He
was locked up in jail for safe keeping
and was found hanging to the ceiling
of the jail an hour afterward. He
had hanged himself with his necktie.
WASHINGTON. June 27. At 8
o'clock last night at the end of a nine
hours' session and of a debate lasting
night and day for a week the house
passed the Philippine civil bill, prac
tically as it came from the commit
tee. It was a party vote, 141 to 97,
with the exception of Mr. McCall of
Massachusetts, who voted with the
democrats. The minority substitute
for the establishment of a temporary
government in the islands and their
permanent independence as soon as a
stable government could be established
was defeated by 95 to 156. The de
bate during the day was at times
of a lively character. The democrats
offered a multitude of amendments,
but all were voted down, including
one offered by Mr. Patterson of Ten
nessee to prohibit sir very or involun
tary servitude in the islands. The
greatest interest attached to an amend
ment offered by Mr. McCall, republi
can of Massachusetts, to the end that
the bill to declare the policy of the
United States be to develop the ca
pacity of thte Filipinos for self-government
and pledging the faith of the
United States to grant the mse!f-gov-ernment.
He supported the amend
ment in an eloquent speech and the
democrats challenged their political
adversaries to declare their future
policy. Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio and
Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin said it
would be unwise to mortgage the fu
ture by making such a declaration
now and the latter quoted Governor
Taft as saying that such a promise
- would tend to prevent the paci
fication of the islands. The amend
ment was lost. 89 to 128. It was a
strict party vote, except for Mr. Mc
Call and Mr. Littlefield of Maine, who
voted with the democrats for the
The substitute for the senate Phil
ippine civil government bill differs
from the bill as it passed the senate
in many minor particulars, but prin
cipally in the following:
The house substitute provides for a
complete system of civil government,
with a legislature to consist of two
houses, one of which shall be a popu
lar assembly elected by the Filipino'
The senate bill contained no such
provision. The legislature is to be
chosen after the "existing insurrection
in the Philippines shall have ceased
and complete peace shall have been
established therein and the fact certi
fied to the president by the Philippine
The house substitute also amplifies
the "bill of rights" enumerated in the
senate measure and adds to the num
ber of issues which can be appealed
to the supreme court of the United
The house measure also defines with
greater detail than the senate the
rights of citizenship of those residing
In the islands, and provides that all
residents shall receive the same pro
tection from the United States in re
spect to their relation with foreign
governments as is accorded to citi
zens of the United States.
Venezuelan Government Forces Arc
PORT OF SPAIN, Island of. Trini
dad, June 26. The Venezuelan gov
ernment forces have been defeated
again near Urica, in the state of Cu
mania, by the rear guard of General
Mato's revolutionary army.
Deserters and fugitives are entering
Cumania and Barcelona by the hun
dreds. Among them is Garido, son of
the war minister. The new disaster
complicates General Castro's position
in Barcelona, the headquarters of
President Castro's largest army. Gen
eral Velutlni, the chief commander,
quarrels daily with General Castro
(who is a brother of the president),
and he will abandon the command.
The situation is more than criticaL
The government is compelling im
porters at Carupano to pay again the
duties collected on goods received
during the late occupation of the town
by the revolutionists. The first pay
ment was made to the revolutionists,
which causes a new diplomatic inci
dent. The United States vice consul, Juan
A. Orsini, has left Carupano for Trin
idad His llfp was dailv menaced by
soldiers for having tried to protect
the interests of French citizens, ne
being also consul for France.
W. H. THOMPSON OF GRAND IS
LAND FOR GOVERNOR.
OTHEI NAMES ON THE TICKET
Quite an Exciting Time and a Pro
longed Session Order Brought Out
of Confusion Offices Equally Dis
tributed Between the Two Parties.
For Governor W. H. THOMPSON
Democrat. Hall county,
lieutenant Governor E. A. GILBERT
Populist. Yorfc county.
Secretary of State JOHN POWERS
Auditor C. Q. DE FRANCE
PoDUlist, Jefferson county.
Treasurer... J. MAN
Populist. Adams county.
Attorney General J. H. BROAD Y
Democrat. Lancaster county.
Commissioner of Public Lands and
Buildings J. C. BRENNAN
- Democrat. Douglas county.
Bupt. of Schools CLAUDE SMITH
Populist. Dawson county.
KING ABLE TO SMOKE.
England's Ruler Grows Better as the
Hours Pass, and Enjoys a Cigar.
LONDON. June 27. Midnight.
Those around King Edward continue
to be astonished at his rapid recovery.
The slightly annoying symptoms
mentioned in the bulletin issued at 11
o'clock tonight are quite inconsequen
tial compared to the fact, which the
Associated Press has learned, that his
majesty again took food tonight and
was afterward allowed to smoke a
Queen Alexandra sat with her hus--band
all the evening and only left hint
after he had fallen into peaceful
To night King Edward is better in
every way that he was nast night or
this morning. The return of pain in
his wound is not accompanied by any
appreciable increase of temperature.
In fact. King Edward's doctors are in
clined to regard the patient's pain and
his appetite as healthy symptoms, al
though with the reserve they have,
maintained throughout they refrain
from commenting thereon.
YACHT OWNER IS IN PRISON.
Ohio Laws in B?d Tangle.
COLUM3US. O.. June 2S An extra
session of the Ohio legislature now
seems certain. The supreme court
during the present week has hHd a
number of miportant laws to be in
valid. Decisions handed down yesterday
held the Cleveland city government to
be unconstitutional, and also a spe
cial law enacted for the city of Toledo,
taking the control of the police otu of
Mayor Jones hands.
The court in the Trauger cas di
rects Governor Nash to appoint a
lieutenant governor. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Nippert was appointed probate
judge of Hamilton county and Presi
dent Pro Tern Archer of the senate
was supported to succeed the lieu
tenant governor. The contention of
Trauger that there is a vacancy in tbr
oCce is sustained.
Hot After George Gould.
DAVID CITY. Neb., June 30.
George Gould has been arrested for
the third time, charged with aiding
ind abetting Amos H. Gould in forg
ing notes and mortgages which re
sulted in wrecking the Platte Valley
S. N. Dix of New York,
Tombs for Stealing.
NEW YORK, June 27. Owner of
two yachts and a member "of the New
York Athletic club, Edward S. N. Dix
is locked up in the tombs, having been
indicted on the charge of stealing $500
frrm ulian G. Buckley, president of
from Julian G. Buckley, president of
considerable real estate.
Buckley alleges that a large sum is
missing from his rent roll. The al
leged shortage was discovered in the
course of a damage suit by Buckley
against one of the rapid transit con
tractors for encroachment. The court'
demanded figures showing the amount
in which the buildings had been dam
aged. Dix, who. Buckley alleges, has en
tire control of the property, was on a
yachting trip. The books were ex
amined and alleged discrepancies were
discovered which led to the arrest of
Found Dead in Water Tank.
TRENTON. Neb. , June 30. The
funeral of L. D. Jones, a well known
farmer living south of Trenton, was
held at his home. Jones was found
dead in a water tank.
Murders and Robs Missionary.
PEKIN. June 2S. The viceroy of
the province of Szeh Chuan has noti
fied the government that- the Amer
ican and British mission buildings at
Tien Ku Chao have been destroyed
by a mob and that a missionary has
been murdered. His name and nation
ality was not reported. An imperial
edict has just been issued depriving
the local magistrate of Tien Ku Chao
of his rank and orders the extermina
tion of the rioters.
International Money Orders.
OAKLAND. Neb.. June 30. The
postoffice here has been designated as
an international money order office, to
take effect July l.
Bryan Not Invited
LINCOLN. Neb., June 27. Bryan's
Commoner tomorrow will contain the
"The papers report that Mr. Bryan
was invited to the Tilden club ban
quet, but did not reply. The fact is
that he was not invited; had he been
he would have responded explaining
why he would not attend a political
banquet given in honor of one who
twice opposed tee democratic ticket
and has never since announced his in
tention to return to the party."
Bring Back the Remains.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., June 30
The remains of Eli Bussler. whose
death occurred at Shoshone, Idaho,
arrived in this city for burial.
No Trouble in Santiago.
SANTIAGO, June 28. The reports
circulated in the United States by a
news agency of great agitation here
Discovers Old Indian Village.
FORT CALHOUN, Neb., June 30.
Mr. Blackman, the state geologist, is
here searching for old relics of the old
Fort Calhoun camping grounds. He
discovered remains of a deserted In
dian village a few miles south of here,
it was buried nnder several feet of
dirt. He also found some curious bits
of pottery and instruments. The
camping grounds of Lewis and Clark
Were definitely settled. They are near
the old fort.
T Met Next in Toronto.
WASHINGTON. June 27. The
American Ascociation of Farmers' In
stitute Workers today "adjourned to
meet in Toronto. Canada, in the sum
mer of 1903. Prof. W. C. Latta of La
fayette, Ind., was elected president.
De Armond Delivers Address.
LEXINGTON. Va.. June 27. Hon.
D. A. De Armond of Missouri has de
livered the graduation address to the
graduating class of the Virginia Mili
Two Men Murdered.
POCATELLO, Idaho, June 27. Late
frtoaAiTr -lftorTinnTi thp hndv of E. Mj
Fritz, a citizen of Pocatello, was found
on the north fork of Pocatello creek,
about eight miles from here. He had
been shot twice with a rifle, once
through the head and again through
On Wednesday afternoon the body
of his partner, John S. Donaldson of
Wood River, Neb., was found within
three hundred yards of where Fritz
was found. He had been shot with
a rifle, the bullet entering below the
collar bone and coming out through
Heavy Wheat Yield in Fillmore.
GENEVA, Neb., June 27. The
wheat harvest in some parts of Fill
more county, especially the north and
south, will be heavy. The potato crop
is fine and corn is looking welL
Child's Feet Mowed Off.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., June 30.
Word has just been received that
while John Bargman. a farmer resid-
Avralt Omaha Conference.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 27. The
machinists at the Union Pacific shops
in Kansas City, Kas.. are awaiting the
result of the machinists' conference
at Omaha. If an order is issued at
Omaha for a strike it is probable all
the machinists at the Armstrong
shops will walk out. With the excep
tion of the two boiler makers who re
turned to work Monday, all are still
out. None of the boiler makers' help
ers have returned.
Bishop of Aukland Is Dead.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June.
27. Bishop William Garden Cowie of
Auckland is dead. He was born in
England in 1831. He had been bishop
of Auckland since 1869 and primate of
New Zealand since 1S95.
GRAND ISLAND, June 26. After
being in session from 3 o'clock Tues
day afternoon until 11 Wednesday
morning, the Nebraska democratic
and populist conventions agreed
on the name of W. H- Thompson of
Grand Island as a candidate fo- gov
ernor. After convening tne demo
crats nominated C. J. Smyth of Om
aha on the first ballot sending word
to the populists to that effect. The
populists had appointed a conference
committee to enter into negotiations,
and on receiving news of democratic
action nominated M. F. Harrington
of O'Neill for governor. This inaug
urated a deadlock that many efforts
for a time failed to break. Finally at
4 o'clock Wednesday morning iae
populists nominated W. J. Bryan by
acclamation, but the democrats did
not second the nomination and the
wait was still on. Later the demo
crats withdrew the name of Mr.
Smyth and substituted that of W. H.
Thompson of Grand Island. The pop
ulist convention, after some discus
oinn ind rfplihpration. accented the
nomniation on the tenth ballot and
that gentleman was thereupon de
clared the nominee of both conven
tions for the office of governor.
Mr. Bryan, when nominated by the
populists, expressed thanks for the
honor conferred, but announced that
he could not accept for reasons al
ready made familiar to the public.
Mr. Harrington's name was then
brought forth, and five out of the first
six counties voted solidly for him.
when he appeared to declare that he
had positively withdrawn, that he
could not accept the nomination, and
asked the convention to nominate W.
The suggestion was acted upon, and
Mr. Thompson was nominated by an
overwhelming vote, which, on motion
of a Douglas candidate was mad
.W. H. Thompson of Grand Island
is one of the best known citizens of the
state. He has served twice as mayor
of Grand Island.
J. H. Broady of Lincoln, candidate
for attorney general was from 1SS4
to 1892 district judge of the First
judicial district and in 1896 was the
fusion nominee for congress in tne
James C. Brennan of Omaha, nomi
nee for land commissioner, has been
for twenty-five years a resident of
Douglas county, and a leader in trades
E. A. Gilbert, the nominee for lieu
tenant governor, is a well known citi
zen of York, where he has lived for
many years. Mr. Gilbert was the lieu
tenant governor during the adminis
tration of Governor Poynter.
John Powers, the candidate for sec
retary of state, is called "the father
of populism in the state." He came to
Hall county, Nebraska, in 1S74. and
now lives in Trenton, Hitchcock
countv. He was for years president of
the state alliance. He is the father
of ten grown children.
Charles Q. De France, nominee for
the" auditor of public accounts, is a
native of Mercer county, Pennsylvania,
and has lived in Nebraska for eighteen
Dr. John N. Lyman of Hastings is
the present state senator from his dis
trict. Dr. Lyman is one oi Hastings
oldest citizens. He served for two
years as treasurer of Adams county,
and was then elected to the state sen
ate. Claude Smith, candidate for state
superintendent of public instruction,
is well known in educational circles
A TRAGEDY AT SEWARD.
One Man Dead and Another Not Ex
pected to Live.
SEWARD, Neb., June 28. This
place is all worked up over a sensa
tional shooting which occurred in the
street here, resulting in the instant
death of one man, prominent in busi
ness circles, and the probable death
of another, who is also holding a
respected position. The dead: John
Hand, aged about 45. The fatally
injured: Alex Lange, aged about 40.
For some time past stories have
been floating around connecting the
name of Hand and Mrs. Lange in an
unfavorable manner. Lange frequent
ly heard of these tales but apparently
paid no attention to them until a few
days ago, when he began brooding
over his family troubles.
Late in the afternoon he met Hand
on the street and the two became in
volved in an altercation about the re
lations'" between " Hand!' and Mrsr
Lange. The meeting was a stormy
one, but to the onlookers did not
seem to portend anything more than
a wordy battle. However, in a flight
of anger Lange drew his revolver.
Hand saw the motion and turned
away. At tnat instant inge ureu.
The bullet entered Hand's head, just
behind the right ear, and he fell to
the ground. Death was instantaneous.
Examination showed that the bullet
had crashed through his head, the ball
coming out through the forehead.
Lange walked hurriedly away and
disappeared in his barn. There he
placed his revolver to his head and
fired twice, the first bullet having
done him but little damage. He was
later found on the barn floor by a
searching party. The physicians say
there exists little chance for his re
covery. He became unconscious soon
after he was found and has not
spoken of the affair since it occurred.
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SAVAGE TO SEE KEEL LAID.
Decides That Circumstances Do Not
Warrant Heeding Protests of Labor
LINCOLN, Neb, June 28. Governor
Savage and his military staff will at
tend the laying of the keel of the bat
tleship Nebraska at Seattle, in spite
of the protests of labor organizations
of that city, Omaha and other places.
The party will leave either Lincoln or
Omaha on the night of June 30.
The governor at first was inclined
to take sides with the union men, but
after investigating the trouble con
cluded that the fact that non-union
men were employed in the construc
tion of the battleship was no reason
why he should Join the boycott.
The governor will be accompanied
by nearly all members of his military
staff, as follows: Colonel George E.
Jenkins, quartermaster and commis-
cary general, ana wiie; uiuuei
Charles J. Bills, inspector general,
wife and daughter; Colonel Carroll D.
Evans, surgeon general, and wife;
Colonel John H. Brown, judge advo
cate general; General Leonard W.
Colby, adjutant general Nebraska Na
tional guard; Colonel H. P. Sutton
anfi wife, Colonel C. F. Scharmann,
Colonel J. B. Watkins and wife. Colo
nel James G. Martin and wife. Cap
tain George Lyons, Colonel S. M. Me
lick, wife and son. Colonel J. W.
Thomas, wife and daughter, Colonel
E. C. Bryson and wife. Colonel Frank
E. Moores, F. M. Rublee. aide at
tached to military staff.
Kick of Horse Proves Fatal.
EAGLE. Neb., June 28. A fatal ac
cident happened to Charles Rudolph.
While he was doing his chores one
of the horses kicked him in the abdo
men. Medical aid was at once sum
moned and all that could be done was
done, but of no avail. He died soon
after. He was an old and highly re
spected German farmer and in good
General Leonard Wood will be the
juest of President Roosevelt at the
White House for several weeks.
Lord Pauncefote, the ambassador of
me British government to the United
States, was quite heavily insured in
me Mutual Life Insurance company
af New York.
The British court will go into mourn
ing for three weeks for the king of
Saxony, but the order of mourning
I will be suspended during the corona
A violent shock of earthquake, ac
companied by subterranean rumblings,
is reported from Cassano Al Jonie, in
the department of Calabria, Italy. No
damage was done.
The Right Rev. Thomas O'Gorman,
oishop of Sioux Falls, S. D., who has
5een in Rome for some time, will
probably be selected apostolic delegate
to the Philippine islands.
A party of Dallas business men left
for Washington in a special car via
the Missouri. Kansas & Texas rail
way to invite President Roosevelt to
visit that city on his trip west-
David T. Littler, former state sen
ator and a well known republican
leader, died at Springfield. 111., of
Blight's disease. For over twenty
years he was a strong factor in Illi
While a funeral was being held in
a church at Pinerio, in the province of
Orense, the building was struck by
lightning, and as a result twenty-five
people were killed and thirty-five
President Schurman of Cornell has
received a check for $250,000 from
lohn D. Rockefeller, who offered the
money ten months ago on condition
that the university raise a like amount.
This was accomplished.
The London board of trade has
awarded a handsome niece of plate
to Captain Freeman of the British
steamer Roddam in recognition of his
gallantry at St. Pierre, Martinique,
when that town was destroyed.
General Greely has entered into a
contract with the Marconi Wireless
Telegraph company for the erection
of two wireless telegraphic stations
connecting Fort Gibson. Alaska, with
Bates Rapids, on the Tananah, a dis
tance of 165 miles.
The count of Turin, a cousin of
Kine Victor Emmanuel, unveiled a
monument to Rossini, the composer,
in the Pantheon of Santa Croce, at
Florence. Mascgni conducted the mu
sic, which included a hitherto unpub
lished composition of Rossini.
The Union Pacific railroad gave for
mal notice of its withdrawal from the
immigrant bureau of the Western Pas
senger association, giving as the rea
son for its action that the managers
of the pool had '"refused to give
proper recognition to the Rock Island
The Philadelphia National league
base ball club, through its attorneys,
filed suit in the United States district
rmirt at Philadelphia, nravine for a
perpetual injunction against Messrs.
Lajoie and Bernhardt to prevent them
from playing base ball with the Cleve
land American league team.
Captain C. E. Tyler, formerly a
wealthy resident of St. Louis, is dead
at Colorado Springs. Before the war
he had control of a fleet of river
steamers and was well known to riv
er passengers during those days. He
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A lfeekly Republican
Newspaper Deroted to the
Best Interests of X X
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County of Platte,
The State of
Rest if MiikM.
of Measure with
per Year, if Paid in Advance.
was the inventor of the roll top desk . ar u ef Usefalaess is
and realized, a large tortune irom nis
among the negro element, who were -ins between Louisville and Manley in
.said to be demanding that the revolu- J g county, was mowing weeds near
tionary army be paid and approving ms house his little child fell backward
of General Bandera's plan of taking . over the side bar of the mowing ma
to the woods, are incorrect. Tho city j chine upon the ground, completely
and the province of Santiago are ab- severing both feet above the ankles,
solntelv quieL The press, of both par- The age of the child is not given and
ties advocates paying the soldiers, but it is not known whether it will sur
there is little discussiom of the matter. 't tIt.
New Railroad to Open.
OMAHA, June 27. E. W. West, su
perintendent of the sixth division of
the railway mail service, with head
quarters at Chicago, is in Omaha, and
from him comes the first news of the
fact that the Fremont, Elkhorn &
Missouri Valler railroad will on July
1 commence running regular trains
over its new Verdigris extension. The
remaining portion, between Niobrara
and Bonesteel, cannot be opened till a
month, or more later.
Harcourt Declines Peerage.
LONDON, June 27. Previous to
making up the list of coronation hon
ors, which was issued yesterday. King
Edward sent a letter to Sir William
Vercon-Harcourt, liberal member of
parliament, offering him a peerage.
Sir William in his reply expressed his
appreciation of this offer, but added
that after thirty-four years in' the
bouse of commons he was reluctant
to change the sphere of his political
work and declined the honor.
Board Accepts Library Plans.
CEDAR FALLS. la.. June 28 The
library committee has adopted the
plans for the Carnegie library which
were submitted by Architest W. A.
Robinson of. this city. Work will be
begun as soon as the necessary pre
liminaries can be disposed of.
Sham Battle on York's Program.
YORK. Neb.. June 28. The guards
of Aurora will fight a sham battle
with the company of this place as
part of the Fourth of July celebration
program to be held here.
Harvesting Begins in Gage.
BEATRICE, Neb., June 28. Farm
ers have begun harvesting their crop
of wheat, which promises to be the
largest raised in this section for many
Pass Deficiency Bill.
WASHINGTON, June 27. Daring
the comparatively brief time the sen
ate was In session yesterday the con
ference report on the Isthmian canal
bill was agreed to and the general de
ficiency bill, the last of the big supply
measures, was passed. A slight pro
test was made against the appropria
tions of S500.CG0 for file Buffalo expo
sition and X160.000 for the Charleston
(S. C.) exposition, bat finally they
wera Imcluded in th bilL
Pray for the King.
WASHINGTON, June 26. The
chaplain in his prayer at the opening
of the senate session invoked "bless
ings upon our sister nation, England.
.which holds, with us, the sacred
trust of Christian progress. We re
member her tears and prayers for
ns when our great ruler fell. And
-now we have Christian sympathy and
brotherly coneern in this, her hour of
sorrow. Bless her king, and give
him a happy outcome.
Heavy Wet Snow.
DETROIT, Mich., June 26. Specials
from northwestern Michigan tell of a
severe storm accompanied by hail
that swept that section of the state.
At Kalamazoo the lowest barometer
cer known there, 29.2, was recorded.
A heavy wet snow fell for some min
utes and was followed by a severe
hail storm. SL Joseph reports heavy
damage done to the cherry crop by a
ever bail storm and high wind.
Gage County Wells Dry Up.
WYMORE. Neb.. June 28. Notwith
standing the recent heavy rains, a
number of wells in this county are go
ing dry. In Midland township a well
on the Sallenbarger farm and another
on the Ramsey place have dried up
completely. Both wells were deep
ones and had furnished an abundant
supply of water for years. There is
much speculation as to the cause of
this phenomenon, but no satisfactory
solution has yet been offered.
Hangs Himself by Accident.
ARLINGTON, Neb., June 28. The
body of David Kennicutt, an old and
respected farmer living about four
miles southeast of Arlington, was
found hanging. It is thought that
Kennicutt had a fainting spell and in
falling his cravat caught in a hook
on the granary floor, as it was in that
condition that the remains were
found. The deceased was over 71
rears old. The hanging is thought
to b accidentaL
President Roosevelt sent to the
house a veto of the bill removing the
charge of desertion from the record of
Ephraim H. Gailion. who served in a
Tennessee volunteer regiment during
the civil war. The president cites
the records of the war department to
show what the record of desertion
should be allowed tc stand.
The final reduction of census per
sonnel will oerur next Monday when
200 employes engaged on special work
will be dropped, leaving a permanent
census force of 730 clerks. The per
manent census act becomes operative
C. H. Wessels and P. G. W. Groeb
Ier, who have been in the continent
of Europe for some time past, in the
interest of the Boers,, have started for
England, with the view, it is said, of
taking the steps necessary to permit
of their return to South Africa.
Congressman Beidler nas a fine
farm nine miles from Cleveland and
serves milk to 4,000 families in that
city. Some one asked him: "Do you
Pasteurize your milk?' and the con
gressman answered: "No; I think it's
better to pasturize the cows."
Father McGrall, chaplain of Dixie,
which recently carried supplies to
Martinique, while there collected a
complete file of "Le Colonic" the only
newspaper published on the island,
for an entire year up to the destruc
tion of St. Pierre.
Alban Vaughan Elliott, who served
as a paymaster in the army from 1865
until 1880, is dead at Florence. Italy.
from heart trouble. He was a son o!
the late Dr. Samuel Elliott, an emi
nent oculist, and was born in New
York City sixty-five years ago.
The province of Balucan, central Lu
zon, has been granted $5,000 toward
the expenses of combatting the spread
of cholera. The cholera totals to date
are: Manila, 1.607 cases and 1,281
deaths; rpovinces, 8,599 cases and 6,
The Sebastopol correspondent oi
the London Daily Graphic says in a
dispatch that a dispatch has reached
there of a mutiny on board the cruiser
Tereth of the Russian Mediterranean
squadron, in which several officers of
the cruiser were murdered.
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