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VOLUME XXXIII. NITMBER 31.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 5. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.695.
THE CUBAN WANT
RECIPROCITY WOULD HELP
OBJECT TO COALING STATION
Minister Quesada Says that Havana
Will Never 3e Given Up and He
Sees No Reason Why United States
Should Want Cienfuegcs. Eitner.
WASHINGTON. Senor Quesada.
Cuban minister to the United States,
in commenting on the negotiations now
being conducted for a commercial
' treaty between Cuba and this country,
-said on Friday:
The reciprocity treaty Is a purely
commercial convention and has abso
' .Ictely nothing to do with the Piatt
amencment. The Cuban government
has been studying the draft of the
treaty submitted by Mr. Hay. and has
been consulting the different Interests
Tn the island and the custom house re
ceipts, and in due time will return
it with observations, suggested and
. modifications. It has been shown by
. past experience, during the reciprocity
arrangement under Mr. Blaine, that
commerce between the two countries
materially increased, and it is expected
that under any other reciprocal ar
rangement, trade will be still greater
. than it was ten years ago. at which
time it reached upward of 5100,000,-
He said the best of feeling existed
between Cubans and Americans and
found the nroof in the fact that every
steamer arriving at Cuban ports
brought a great great manv American
investors, who not only were putting ,
money in the island, but were estab
lishing more themselves.
He spoke of the popularity of Mr.
5quier3 and the gratitude of the Cu
.bans to the United States for services
' When asked regarding the proposed
.coaling stations m Cuba, he said four
days before President McKinley was
. shot he had, at the instance of Estrada
Paima. gone to Canton and secured a
solemn promise that while he was pres
ident. Mr. McKmley would not give his
consent to the establishment of a naval
tation at Havana, and that President !
Roosevelt knew of the promise.
- Continuing, he said President Palma
would never have gone to Havana, the
Cuban capital, where a diplomatic
corps was established, while a foreign
nag was flying over the city.
He could not see the necessity for a
coaling station at Cienfuegos, which
had been recommended by Admiral
Bradford, chief of the bureau of equip
ment, in view of its proximity to Guan
tanamo. which also was recommended
as a coaling station.
LARGE IRRIGATION PROJECT.
Propose to suild a Ditch One Hun
dred and Fifty Miles Lsng.
LINCOLN One of the largest irri
gation projects conceived m Nebraska
is involved in a hearing begun be
fore State Engineer Adna Dobsoru be
ing the matter of a protest filed by
the Farmers Canal company and the
Farmers' Imzation District against
the appHcanon of William Frank. Mr.
Franks application for water from the
North Platte river in Scotts Blun
-eoanry was filed last April and the
irrigation district filed one subsequent
to thar date, but the real contest dares
.back five or ten years. Eonds to the
amount of $40.000 were once voted
By the irrigation district, but they
have never been disposed of. The ;
.Farmers' Canal company built twenty-
ette miles ot wnat was intended
be an extensive lm ot ditches and l
r&ea stopped work. Now two contend
ic companies desire to complece the
nricmal plan. Mr. Frank proposes to
bttiid a ditch 150
estimated cost of
miles long, at an j
SoSO.000. The diS- '
trier expected to build eizhty miles ;
with the 34M).00 bonds voted. Rob- j
ert Walker succeeded ro the nghrs of I
tee Farmers Bone company. He has
soW lus rights tc William Frank, who
has associated with him H. G. Leav
itt cf the Ames Sugar company. They
sr admitted to have a prior claim.
.G.-.ong fam "IS7. but the other side
cHsg.es that these rights have been
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Mayer ' Dunhcm cf Seward Dead.
." SEWARD This communitv was
shocked upon the receipt of a message j
train Davfnpcrt. la., to the effect that
2!z?ar James ? Dunham cf this city
vas vary seriously 31 at a hospital- in
."that -citr-- Mrs. Danhim left at once
iar .Davtmpcrt. Scon after she left
"- irrH'? t-vf;i!T aras i-WfiTrf hv jvT-
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--sn.hss wsy to the hail to trterd a Iec-
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ii t?i TfV., ..!... au OC SotXtl
iown in.t5- street, with nsoplesy. A-:eri-er
nressage "as received scon alter
anni.ancn:-r 3r Banham's ieath.
ltsrr.ert Has an Invented I
? - 1 , :rnji i.n. vti: .r-iierscc or ,
-: this -ciy has invented an aatcmatic 1
- 2ir. cwcp'ie- Icz raiiwlT cars which. 1ft
. icszm& yrr.TT-.i-,; -xr:i prscabiy make 1
-him. i ricme mvepcon. is an i
'"'zzzzjb efevy- which icac,s thr '
V. tiir- -rses, riss doing away wtrh" the
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"GESr-Scme sneak: tzief.entreiL
thi stare.ci W G-J3a?zr seme time ia
erased he'erawd in. tk-2ttg: acet-;
,. rie.zushr asctcci-Gj from "a eraser & other mfectisi crsricrs. There j
jh-'-r' the urescrirTicz. case: mlz "is has B-ien. osnly cse fata! case cf ,su
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TREATY OF CUBA.
Belief that it Will Be Ready for Nexs
WASHINGTON. The fact recorded1
in the news dispatches from Havana
Tuesday that President Palma has re
turned to Washington the draft of the
reciprocity treaty without his approval
has not shaken the belief of the offi
cials here that they will have a treaty
ready to submit to congress by the
date of its next meeting.
As scon as Mr. Quesada, the Cuban
minister here, receives the document
he will submit it to Secretary Kay.
Negotiations will then be continued on
the basis of the original draft. Gen
erally stated, the Cuban objections
are based on a belief that the United
States has demanded undue conces
sions in the remissions of duties on
United States products entering Cuba
ranging all the way from 10 per cent
to SO per cent in return for a 20 per
cent cut on Cuban sugar and tobacco
coming into the United States.
As the difference is one strictly of
figures and not of principle it is the
opinion at the State department that
it can be settled amicably. If not,
and the Cuban gov-mment insists
upon terms that the State department
cannot grant, the two countries will
simply drift along without any trade
j treaty of any kind. As Cuba will un
doubtedly be the principal sufferer, it
is expected here that it will be the
first to make another advance toward
There has been an important change
in the program respecting the whole
fabric of Cuban treaties. It had been
originally intended to perfect a reci
procity treaty before undertaking to
deal with other relations that must
ae aenned Dy treaty. As it is now
seen that the subject of reciprocity
is one that will require considerable
time for its disposition, the govern
ment here is about to undertake ne
gotiations looking to the arrangement
of an extradition treaty, which is very
much needed, inasmuch as Cuba
threatens to become a sink hole far
Also the navy is pressing for the
coaling stations promised under the
terms of the Piatt amendment. There
fore the Cuban governmenr willl be at
once invited to open negotiations on
this point. It is not expected that
can be done i&out some friction.
because there has been a growing dis
clination on the part of the Cubans
to the idea of surrendering ccal sta-
tions to the United States.
BURT IS GENERAL MANAGER.
President of Union Pacific Assumes
Place Left by Dickinson.
OMAHA Horace G. Burt becomes
general manager of the Union Pacific
railroad from November 1 to succeed
Edward Dickinson, who resigned to
accept the vice presidency and gener
al management of the Kansas City.
Mexico & Orient. This pronuncia
mento, tacked up on the bulletin
board at the general headquarters
building in Omaha, is the medium
through which President Burt an
nounces the appointment of Genera!
"Mr. Edward Dickinson having re
signed the position of general man
ager of this company to enter the ser
vice of another company, taking effect
the 1st proximo, until further notice,
the duties of general manager will be
assumed by the undersigned.
-HORACE G. BURT'
L0U3ET COPIES ROOSEVELT.
French President Tries
PARIS. -President Loubet is now in-
teresting mmself in the attempt to end
Tu -nJnr- -srHVp
On Friday he held
an extended conference with M. Vin
cen. prefect of the department of Du
Nerd, who has been actinz as inter-
3,0,1 between the strikers and the
,; ,-,.- i- rhnr lipm-rmmr Th
mSie vJ..vners have ziven the prefect
the xlzmc of ;ou perSGIls vho , to
repe em in a conference with
an eoual number of strikers. In a
j semi-ofiicial statement President Lou
bet expresses hope ror an early settle
ment of the strike and declares that
this would be a political accomplish
ment beyond precedent-
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UrtIS Ur VYrU OUML.S-
3card Decides Any Alteration Shall Be
Paid from November 1.
HCRANTON Pa. The anthracite
strike commission officially decided
that, if any change is made in the rate
f c wages of the men it shall date from
November 1- This announcement was
made br the commission through Re-
corded Wrizht in- the following brief
Vctec ananimously mat it the cam-
mission at the conclusion of its hear
ings and deliberations makes any
f award agecr.ng existing rates of wages, j
such award shall rake effect from No- j
, ,a2f Csr.cnizz Patriots. j
-u-"-- ik newiy organizes :
Cariciic church of rhe Philippines
?f?osS to canomz Jose RisaL the
fP"25 patriot, who was executed bj
& Spaniards, in 1SST. and rases
.liras .wu. vruat:: Ciave
who" were executed far
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m m lavxt refieiaan or xs ..
Cidera Enisersic Decreasirrc.
ST! PETEHSBCRGChotera is de-
czs in. the Amur districts and in I
P-tsd plague at Odessa-nce Octcber
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PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS NOVEM
BER 27 AS THE TIME.
MUCH CAUSE FOB REJOKWC
Since the Day of Its Independence
America Has Been More Blessed
Than Majority of Nations, and Now
in Midst of Great Prosperity.
WASHINGTON. President Roose
velt on Wednesday issued his procla
mation designating Thursday, Novem
ber 27, as a day of thanksgiving. The
proclamation is as follows:
According to the yearly custom of
our people it falls upon the president
at this season to appoint a day of fes
tival and thanksgiving to God.
Over a century and a quarter has
passed since this country took its
place among the nations of the earth
and during that time we have had
on the whole more to be thankful for
Tnn ns fallen to the lot of any other
Generation after generation has
grown to manhood and passed
away. Each has had to bear its
peculiar burdens, each to face its
special crisis, and each "has known
years of grim trial, when the
country was menaced by malice.
domestic or foreign levy, when the
hand of the Lord was heavy upon it in
drouth or fiocd pestilence, when in
bodily distress and anguish of soul
it paid the penalty of folly and a
Nevertheless, decade by decade, we
have struggled onward and upward;
we now abundantly enjoy material well
being, and under the favor of the Most
High we are striving earnestly to
achieve moral and spiritual uplifting.
The year that has just closed has
been one of peace and of overflowing
plenty. Rarely has any people enjoyed
greater prosperity than we are now en
joying. For this we render heartfelt
and solemn thanks to the Giver of
Good, and we seek to praise Him not
by words only, but by deeds, by the
way in which we do our duty to our
selves and to our fellow men.
Now, therefore, I. Theodore Roose
velt, president of the United States, do
hereby designate as a day of general
thanksgiving, Thursday, the 27th of
the coming November, and do recom
mend that throughout the land the
people cease from their ordinary occu
pations and in their several homes and
places of worship render thanks unto
Almighty God for the manifold bless
ings of the last year.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
23th day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1902, and of the independence
of the United States the 127th.
By the President:
Secretary of State.
MINERS HONOR THE LEADER.
"Mitchell Day" Generally Observed in
WTT.RES3AP.RE. Pa. Mitchell day
was celebrated by all the union miners
in the anthracite region Wednesday.
There was a general suspension of
work, a few washeries were work
ing, but their output of coal was very
small. There was a big parade here,
followed by speeches, Mr. Mitchell be
ing the last to appear on the rostrum.
"I want union miners to prove bet
ter workmen than non-union men. I
desire the men and operators to meet.
I do not want to make enemies of the
"In closing I wish to impress upon
you that membership in the union is
the only safeguard. The operators
are not going to pay the bill of the
strike. They will make the workers
pay it if they can, but if not they will
make the public pay it. It behooves
the mine workers to see thar they are
not made the victims. Stick by the
union and the union will stick by you."
Cuban Sugar Trade Doomed.
LONDON General Leonard Wood,
former military governor of Cuba,
questioned on Wednesday, said: MIn
view of the present crisis the Cuban
sugar industry is absolutely" doomed
unless reciprocity with the United
States is arranged. I have the strong
est reasons for believing that a reci
procity bill will be passed during the
next session of congress.
Kansas Man Gets Pest.
WASHINGTON Secretary Hitch
cock has appointed the following adr
ditional members of the beard of pen
sion appeals: E. J. Dallas. Topeka.
Han.: Frederick W. Lenmstor WTl-
kesba-re. p- Ja3es h. u-. w-
ington. D. C; William I Symons.
vt'-eiiau, iiuie. v. winter. n.en-
tacky, and G. A. Leavitt. Houston.
Thomas Osmun Dead.
NEW TORS Thomas Osmun. bet-
rer -- . rf
red Ayre.1 died Sunday fcilowing an
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I her 23.
Mr. Osmun. was in his TTth
f year, ms best, known wcrss were
I "The Verbalist-' "Th Orthosis?" a-rf .
Scme HI Used Wcrds." E was also
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a writer cf elccnticn.
cede men rem;
in bachelors b-carse
fca" r -tJ tTra7T-
Pi ciiUaJ with Gold Watch and Di
WTT.k KSBAFftE, pa. John Mitchell
was in conference with, the district
presidents. Nichols, Duffy and Tahy;
for several hours Sunday; He outlined
the case he will present to the board
of arbitration on behalf of the miners
and received the approval of his col
leagues. In the afternoon Mr. Mitchell was
presented with a gold badge and cold
watch, by the Polish, Lithuanian and
Slavonic members of his unioa The
badge bears the monogram in dia
monds, under the bar containing the
pin, which is fastened to the coat
lapeL Below this is the button of the
United Mine Workers cf America,
from which bangs a pendant, with a
tiny pick and shovel, with a miner's
lamp in the centerr underneath this
again is a medallion.
The seal of the organization, in tne
center, is a breaker boy standing in
the midst of a bank of coaL
The presentation took place at head
quarters and a large crowd listened to
Mr. Mitchell in the course of his re
"These gift3 will ever remind me
of the duty I owe to the great army
at workers who have reposed confi
dence in me and followed my leader
ship during trying times.
"I shall regard it a great favor if
you will express to the Polish, Lith
uanian and Slavonic people my grati
tude for the confidence they have so
freely given me. I beg you to say that
my highest ambition will be to pro
mote the welfare and advance the in
terests of all in their labor for a live
lihood. "I look forward to the time when
strikes shall be no more, when peace
and justice and right shall be secured
for these who toil, when labor and
capital, each recognizing its rights
and obligations to society, shall work
in harmony for the common welfare of
our country and the general good cf
all our people.
"Gentlemen, I thank you with all
my heart. I cannot express my feel
ings to you properly at this time."
Shortly before 4 o'clock Mr. Mitchell
left for Washington, where he will on
Monday attend sitting of the board of
arbitration. He was accompanied to
the station by a large and enthusiastic
crowd and when he bearded the train
MANILA EXPECTS P.ELIEF NOW.
Order Allowing Foreign Boats to Trade
May Avert Famine.
MANILA. It is believed here that
President Roosevelt's order permitting
foreign vessels to engage in coast
trade among the Philippine islands
will immediately relieve the inter-insular
freight situation and improve
the supply and lessen the cost cf rice
in which a famine is threatened.
The civil commission intends to act
at once on the president's order, hop
ing thereby to avert suffering among
the poorer Filipinos.
It is expected a number cf British
and Japanese vessels will take advan
tage of the offer.
Existing freight rates from Manila
to some ports in the archipelago ex
ceed the rates from San Francisco to
Manila. Agriculture in the islands,
already impaired by the rinderpest and
cholera, has been further injured, by
HOLD UP IOWA BANK.
Make Gccd Haul at Prairie
City and Escape.
PRAIRIE CITY, la. The State
bank of Prairie City was broken
open, the safe blown to pieces with
dynamite and about 5C.500, princi
pally in silver coin, taken at an early
hour Tuesday morning. The work
was done by. four men, who made
good their escape with very little pros
pect of their arrest.
The four men came into the city
at about 1:45 o'clock and -the first
thing they did was to locate the night
watchman for the town, Mr. Erskine.
They cornered him in a hardware
store and one of them stead guard,
firing his gun into the store once to
frighten him. Another of the gang
stood guard at the foot of the stair
way, where two doctors were awak
ened and had a light. A third mem
ber walked up and down the princi
pal street with a shotgun. The fourth
member of the gang went to work at
the State bank, dynamiting the in
stitution eight times before the booty
Edward is Real King.
LONDON The last ceremonies con
nected with the inauguration of the
reign of King Edward Vii occurred
Sunday, when the king, accompanied
by Queen Alexandra, the Prince oi
Wales and almost all the members
of the royal family drove to St. Paul's
cathedral and offered up rh ay-re for
the recovery of his health, which had
enabled him to be crowned. Small
crowds marked the royal progress
through the metropolis-
Russia Seeks Meat Trade.
WASHINGTON The consul ar Bir
a"5n reports thar Rassia Is tak-
imr stsss which win nrscarp rJ?
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ior tiar country to suppl London
rkecs with beef in opposition to
The -eport says special
steamers have be-a builr with freez
ins chambers, the riTfa govern
ment assisrinr by subsidies, and that I
it is intended they shall play fc?rss
a a-rssian pert and Lacttot wit
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SHOOTING IS A MYSTERY.
s Tell How the Injury
SILVER CREEK. Monday after
noon a man was found at the coal
house west at town yelling for dear
life. He was taken in charge and an
examination was found to have been
shot directly under the left shoulder
blade. Tne man is about 30 years of
age, gives his name as James J. Fran
cis, says he is from Baltimore, bat
refuses to talk farther.
Three hoars after the shooting a
man boarded an eastbound freight
west of town and persons seeing him
say he answers the descriptian of the
mar who was with Francis. The doc
tor gives little hopes of the worradsi
COLUMBUS. Chief of Police Shack
received a description of a man wanted
at Silver Creek and within twenty
minutes had his man in jaiL He was
afterwards sweated by Sheriff Burnes.
but absolutely refused to say a word.
When searched he had a new Smith
& Wesson 38-caliber revolver and a
bottle of some kind of acid. Sheriff
Byrnes says he is confident that this
man and the one who was shot are
both wanted for postomce robbery at
Belgrade. The descriptions tally ex
actly. The Merrick county officers
will be after the man. He stands per
fectly dumb before all questioners and
if he has a voice the officers have had
no evidence of it.
KILLED BY A BURGLAR.
One of David City's Prominent Citizens
DAVID CITY. Great excitement
prevailed Friday morning when the
news was heralded that a burglary had
been committed and one of David City's
most prominent citizens had been shot.
About 5 o'clock in the morning burg
lars entered the residence of Harvey
Lillie through a back door and made
their way to the bedroom occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. Lillie. In pilfering the
room they arosed Mr. Lillie. who
arose in bed and was shot by the burg
lars, the ball entering the left temple.
This aroused Mrs. Lillie and she saw
a man standing near the bed. He shot
at her, but the bullet missed her and
went through the window. An invest
igation showed that the house had
been gone through and JC00 in money
stolen. The wounded man was taken
to the hospital, where he died at 3 in
the afternoon. Mr. Lillie was manag
er of the Nye & Schneider elevator at
this place, which position he has held
for about eight years, and was one of
the best citizens.
The bloodhounds are on the trail of
the murderers, in charge of Sheriff
West and a large posse of citizens. The
city has offered a reward of $200 for
the arrest of the criminals and the
citizens have offered $800 in addition.
LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER.
Antan Christcnson Must Pay Heavy
Penalty for Killing His Wife.
OMAHA. The solemn hush that at
tended the sentencing on Monday aft
ernoon of Anton Christenson to spend
all the rest of his days behind prison
walls was broken by the quick, ve
hement clapping of the sister of the
wife whom he had murdered. Never
was applause less expected and never
has it been more startling to these
who heard it. The little group about
the condemned man had been breath
less as the judge pronounced his blast
ing wards, and shuddered to hear that
sound of exultation which is so rare in
court rooms, even when the pro
nouncement is one of hope instead of
withering doom. The prisoner ut
tered not a sound, but bowed beneath
the blow, meekly and with all hope
gone. Christenson shot and killed his
wife last Angust.
Wolves Attack Hogs.
TECTJMSEH. For many years
Jchnson county farmers have been
croubled but little with wolves, but
this is not the experience of W. P.
McCoy, who lives northeast of this
city. His herd of hogs has been pest
ered with the animals considerably of
late. One evening recently Mr. McCoy
heard a disturb an re at his hog pen.
and upon going out found two big
wolves attacking an old porker. Be
fore Mr. McCoy succeeded in driving
them off they had wounded the hog
to the extent that be died soon after.
NORrOLK. George Hodges, colored,
was found about 1 o'clock in the morn
ing a block east cf the Main street
bridge, by a hackdriver. with his throat
cut almost from ear to ear. The hack-1
man called a policeman and the two1
conveyed the injured man to the afice '
of Dr. Mnnson. where nis wound was
attended ta. The trachea was cut two
thirds of the way throuzh, and the ex
ternal layer of the juglar vein severed.
Ir is thnugh the man will live.
Allows Meikiejohn's Claim.
FULLERTOX. Ss-Assistant Secre
tary of War George D. Meikiejcim has
been advised by the government of
Mexico that his claim on some 2JW0
acres of mineral lands in. one cf the
richest gold districts in. Old Mexico
has been allowed- He leaves far Mex
ico after election aad "will remain the
TASLS ROCK. Fraak Dcbrcvofcry,
an mdosctoae Boheaciaa farater. Ev
ms thrve or fesr siles sortheasc of
r, is vtrr bT Ciese days dis?cs-
tec an carrita; far hi rmmesse potato
ero. ae aaiaaj raises: oxer I0
a raet of g-.sail coasaia-
Bog cholera is prevalent in John
Miss Stone, the returned! missionary,
lectured at York.
Where the husking of corn has com
menced she yield is all that was an
ticipated. The three-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Goodman fell into a bonfire and
was severely burned.
"The "land cf the big red apple"
is losing its distinction in the larger
and better fruit that Nebraska is pro
ducing. Sarah J. Johnson of Ashland, aged
thirty, was taken befan the examin
ing board and adjudged insane. She
was taken to the asylum.
Postmaster Smith of Plattsmouth
has received word from the postoffice
authorities at Washington that the
plants for remodeling Uncle Sam's of
fice fa; that city, drawn by a govern
ment architect, have been approved.
The first installment of the J100.000
to be paid to the Omaha tribe of In
dians has been made. The amount
was $25,000. The money will be paid
to the Individual Indians in quarterly
installments at intervals of one or two
Tramps arrested and lodged in jail
at York and found later to be the men
who stola twenty-five pairs of shoes
at Friend, were arraigned before Judge
Taylor and pleaded guilty to vagrancy
They were sentenced to jail for sevi
A station for the use of the govern
ment surveyors has been established
at the fair grsvads in Tecumseh. AIL
the "station" consists of is a big rock;
planted in the ground. It was estab
lished by S. A. Dell of the United!
States coast and goedetic surveying
Sidney Smith, a man about fifty
years of age, who has lived for a
number of years in the northwest part
of Grant county, was brought to
Grant in a condition of violent insan
ity. The insanity board held an ex
amination and decided to send him
to the asylum.
These Nebraska free rural deliverey
routes will be established Novmener
1: Nwcastle. Dixon county, three ad
ditional routes; area covered, seventy
six square miles; population. 1,500.
St. Libory, Howard county, one route;
area, thirty-four square miles: popu
lation. 500. The postoffice at Lime
Grove will be disconrinueff.
The plant of the Tecumseh Milling
company is in the hands of a receiver.
The court has named Mr. John Graff,
who for years has been the secretary
and manager of the concern, as the
receiver. This action was made nec
essary on account of some ten or
twelve thousand dollars' worth of its
stock not being accounted for.
The farmers of Cass county have
commenced husking their corn, which
promises to be a large yield. William
Oliver from near Murray reports some
of his corn has husked out seventy
two bushels to the acre, while Henry
W. Taylor of Union says that his com
will make from fifty to sixty-five bush
els to the acre.
The funeral of Harvey Lillie, the
victim of a burglar's bullet, was held
at David City on Monday and was the
largest ever held in Butler county.
People were in attendance from all
parts of the county and a large num
ber from adjoining counties. His mur
derer has not thus far been appre
hended. Dr. Famsworrh of Grand Island re
ceived a letter from his brother. Earl
Farnsworth, at Ithaca. N. Y.. to the
effect that he won out in the Cornell
tennis tournament against forty-two
contestants, by the score of 6-4. 6-C.
6-1 in the finals. It gives the young
Nebraskan 1903 numerals, a fine
sweater and a class cap as prme.
A loaded car of a freight train an
the Missouri Pacific near Julian
climbed the rail and with three other
cars and the caboose went through a
bridge to the bed of the creek, twenty
feet below. Conductor Rothrock.
Brakemaa Warmsley and another
brakeman were in the caboose and
were badly bruised, but none were f
i-ounry Jitorney caiaweii ot ian ;
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caster county is considerably wrouzht: 1
up over the report brouzht to himj
that a physician at nallaa: nad torn .
down a cuaraarine card placed upon
the house where in a victim of diph-
theria lay flX and that as a result of
this action and the holdin? of a public 1
firneriT in aniinTtif nf r"3 tiz&nz( f5 !
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Philip Dowd. ared 36. was accid'
ally run over and killed while attempt-1
imj to board a movinz passenzer train
at Gretna. He had stopped over there
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enroute to St. Louis, where he had j
been employed as supjrmtsndent of a
brick yard. He was a member of the
Mcminz Star icdsre No. SS. Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen cf Evans
ton. Wyo in IS34. asd was employed
by the Union, Pacinc raSrcad. at that
time. 1 u
Frank UehHmr. a firmer Irnmr near
Hccper, disrinznished himself in much j
r2 3is nanner as ?; t tt?i tri. 1
the same mann?
zianc who is made tc break: a hcS
neck. in. the noveL Quo Vadis." br
wreschinr its head. Mr Uehfemr waa
heipimr to drive- steers when cue ct
them broke into a. cormield- He ifis- 4
mounted and went hr after it. He
chased the ster for a tm, when ir
suddenly turned, epos, him and thceii
IJcht. Se-in no ether way. cct of- the
the bovine ar
tae aorxs and after a iari -strnsKjaisimacx or Fss 5ert r?e wjsnfc 1
111 111 n 111 m mi 1 hi ml
Attorney General Knox, who investi
fated the Panama canal title, will
probably hold that the compaarr can
giv a perfect title.
Secretary Boot approves the preliav
inary plan for the establishment at
clubs at military posts, to take tna
place of the army canteen
Generals Botha, DeWet and Delarey
have returned to London. DeWet ex
pects to sail for South Africa, on ac
count of family matters. November L
At the meeting of the government
secretaries of Havana, Cuba, the sum
of 17,500 was appropriated to repair
the Cabana fortress and make it sani
tary. President Roosevelt has accepted an
invitation to be present at the annual
banquet of the chamber of commerce
ill New York. December 1L He will
make an address.
Kentucky's building at the world's
fair will probably be permanent.
There is now a prospect of raising
considerably more than $100,000 far
the state exhibit.
The United States consul at Shang
hai reports to the state department
the death of Sheng. father of the Chi
nese member of the treaty commis
sion now in session.
Archie Woodin, who murdered Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Gulick. his wife's par
ents, and then shot his own baby. Oc
tober 16, was sentenced to tht Jack
son. Mich., prison far life.
The general order for the reduction
cf the army to its minimum strength
applies to the Porto Rico provisional
regiment of infantry as well as to
other organizations of the army.
Wellington R. Burt offered the city
schools of Saginaw, Mich., a donation
of $150,000 for the establishment of a
manual training school. 1100.000 far a
building and $50,000 for equipment
Leading Macedonians at Sofia as
sert that the insurgents indicted se
vere losses on the Turkish troops dur
ing the recent fighting in the Presna
Pass by the use of a dynamite mine.
Rear Admiral Merrill Miller, at pres
ent commandant of the Mare Island
navy yard, is to be relieved at the end
of his tour of shore due some time
this winter by Captain Bowman H. Mc
Calla. W. A. Avery and C. H. 6rn. Michi
gan lumbermen, have just completed
a deal for the purchase of 22.CGG acres
of timber land in Lane county. Ore
gon. The purchase price is said to be
Chicago &. Alton officials have noti
fied the shop employes of the system
thar the request for a general advance
In wages had been granted and that
commencing November 1 the increase
will be paid.
David Charles Bell, a well known
author and educator and a noted
Shakesperean scholar, and a nephew of
Alexander Grahmm Bell, died at the
Bell homestead In Washington. D. C,
of heart failure.
Prof. Sidney Howe Short, a widely
known inventor of electrical appliances
and one of the pioneers m the con
struction of electric railways, is dead
in London from appendicitis. He was
a native of Ohio.
Mrs. William Donovan. 37 years old.
who traveled with a circus as "the
Bearded Lady." is dead ar her home in
Brooklyn. She was bom in Virginia
and had visited every civilized coun
try in the world.
Joe Rogel, Dan Camahan and Hugh
3Iarrow. 13-year-ald newsboys of Ok
lahoma City were killed near Noble.
O. T., by a Santa Fe train. The boys
had been hunting and. returning home,
walked down the track.
The executive committee of the
Thomas Jefferson Memorial associa
tion called upon Admiral Dewey at
Washington Monday and formally no
tified him of his election to the pres
idency of the association.
Pursuant to a promise that if Ot-
tumwa won in the Iowa supreme court
its fight far the right to constrict
water works. Mayor Huston of Cedar ,
Rapids invited every Ottumwa city of
ficial to a banquet at the former place. !
An official circular issued by the
American Window Glass company (
3hows that the net profits of tits con.- '
l-cem. which owns more than half tne
window glass factories in Indiana, for -
the year endm Anzast 31-. amounted -.
y. 5747.701 en a capi
imnen of $17 -
Tvie postmaster zeneral has sizned
the cantx.cxs for the pn-umasc rate I
j -sr, ,j - r-ic I
1 service m sassou 1..1. - umiv. 1
Chief Enmne-r ilernDe ef the na
in his annua! report surests
cf far fe(C. QC ae . hcazSr j
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Chicaza hanks, show
.zcc; earnmzs Sec the lass yar, scat-
its mnzmz eb to 34 p?r cent.
A zeneral orier kas sn issued ps;
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tv-ttt-? anthanzrd Sy law
Br F. E. Tafcte. whe 3&oc etzateen '
monms azs was refesec a posiOoe. cs
the faraky oi the Eansa 5?van .
unrrersky at gaifcre. Ear. oc arttn:
af aJJesed heretical Sgichinr? sac ieen
eiectejt to th- chair oT soesre m. z
h. schooi ar Manse O.
3ixyer 2nkwal3er of fci3a?ji-5 .3
to artiKf tor a poseeemer-
oC the --'t r s-erranscc of tie- Aac?-
Kan Bowter eseresc. sf wJari he .
president, from tae w,- aiss3r
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