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VOLUME XXXJII.---NIJMBER 34.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDJSESDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.696.
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TO CET TOCELHER
MINRS AND OPERATORS TO SET
' "CLE THEIR DIFFERENCES.
THE COMMISSION ADJQUEMS
'Disposition to Avoid Prclcngsd eHar
:ng cf Cs-se Ten Fsr Cent In-
- crease. 'Nine-Hcur Ccy and Trade
.. SCEi2rr0X. Ra. The miners and-
ikine owners have agreed to attempt
.to adjust their differences without the
aW -i the strii commission. The
..f. reposition was made on a compro-
mSse basis, aad negotiations, it is ex-
" pctd, will at once "be entered upon,
wjth a reasonable hope of settlement.
.The proposition whieh i form.
the basis cf negotiations, comprise
-' "l A 10 -per cent inarease in wagee
r -2. A nine-hour day.
J. A trade agreement between the
.men and their employer.
The only one of the four demands
not touched upon is that of weighing
coal by the legal ton. While both
sides have expressed a- willingness to
scttl their differences among them
selves, this does not necessitate the
acceptance of the terms proposed.
T,hey are only mentioned as a basis
tor the negotiations and it is possible
the whole scheme may be wrecked by
either party holding out too strongly . vny delay an agreement upon the
on some one point, and thus forcing terms of a canal treaty beyond the
the whole matter back into the hands i ine in which it has been, expected to
of the commissioners, who in. the j conclude the treaty,
meantime will act as a sort of a! Secretary Hay has furnished the Co
boerd of conciliation. flombian minister, Mr. Concha, with a
The move created a wild sensation ' memorandum setting forth the posi
when it became known. It ia said tioa cf. this government which was
rr was all brought about by both sides
seeing that the proceedings before the
commission would be indeterminable,
and in the intermingling of lawyers,
the present proposition materialized-
It cannot be officially stated which
party first made the suggestion. At
torneys for both sides are averse to
talking and different stories are afloat.
Counsel for one of the railroads said
it came from the miners' side, while
one lawyer for the miners said it
came from the operators. Another
representative of the miners said it
vas a "spontaneous" proposition. It
is generally believed, however, that
th operators were the first to make
Wayne llacVeagh. is indeed, gener
ally given credit for the present sitr
cation. He went to New York after
he had finished with Mr. Mitchell and
had a conference wiih certain per-
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sons, among mem. is. is s-iii. ilh i.
The commissioners were informed of
the new turn of affairs Friday night
and acquiesced in the arrangement.
The proposition did not even directly
ccme up during the public hearingj
Friday, and adjournment was made,
nominally, to permit both sides to ,
complete their documentary evidence. '
Clarence S. Darrow. near the close
of the session, suggested that the
miners be given more time to prepare
their evidence. They wanted to pre
sent the wage statements of thou
sands of miners, and they found the
task a stupendous one. They also
wanted to carefully examine the com
panies books and this, tco,
take considerable time.
CODY LEAVES FOR EUROPE.
His Last Trip With Shew Either
This Country or Anrcadr
CODY. Wyo. In an interview Fri
day Colonel W. F. Cody said:
I will leave tomorrow for New
York, from which port our show sets i was charged with using the mails for
sail in ten days for Europe. This will fraudulent purposes. At the time of
be my last trip, abroad or at home. . the disappearance of Mrs. T. F. Bums,
in the show business. I was bom a a. prominent society woman here,
pioneer, have lived a pioneer and de- j some weeks ago. Lake proposed in a
sire to die as a pioneer of this grear letter to Mr. Bums that he would re
country. I veal her whereabouts for 1100, and
"My idea of a rough rider school to t instructed him to leave the money .at
be established at Cody is by no means j a certain spot He was met by de
given up. It has been delayed, but ' tectives and arrested,
will he organized and pushed through j
to success next season. This school j
wiH be an important factor in train- ,
ing our hardy young men for the cav- J
airy service anc you may
school will be a sure go."
Money to Be Made in Wheat. !
NEW YORK The best posted and j
most conservative grain men in New ,
York and Chicago are unanimous in
the opinion that the time is ripe for
a substantial advance in the price of
wheat; and the increased activity in
the market for the past few days
shows that they are acting on their
Stack Perishing on Ranges.
DENVER, Colo. The Colorado Hu
mane society on Wednesday received
reports T live stock is-perishing in
various localities in this state where'
the drouth of last summer left the
ranges bare of grass. At Black Moun
tain, where there has .been a heavy
snowfall, cattle are reported to be dy
ing by hundreds. The Wet Mountain
district is another from which com
plaints have ccme.
Pistols at a Prize Fifhi.
GUTHRIE. Okla. Trouble arose at
a prize fight in Oklahoma City Thurs
day night, and within a few seconds
twenty-five shots were fired. Goldie
Fiisom fen dead with five bullets in his
head, his brother is fatally injured
with a shot through, the neck.
two- unknown men were shot.
throve the shoulder, the other
throohaleav The prize fight reach
ed Its JMxth rsmad when the melee
CANNON APPEARS A WINNER.
Hepburn Expresses that Opintcn After
Conference with DalzelL
"VTASEIXGTCX. Indications con
tinue to mnltipl? to sho-w that "Undo
j.Jce Cannon T7iIJ certainly srlelc the
gavel in tie next hcuse of representa
tives. Representative Hepburn " of
Iqva, vbo has bsen opposed to Mr.
Cannon, said on ilonday that his elec
tion seemed sure. He made the state-
J pent after a long conference
"Representative Dalzell o' Pennsjl-
.vania. ivho is an aspirant for the
The lo-xa -congressional delegation
holds a meeting Tuesday to take ac
tion en the speakership question. Col
onel Hepbnm has isrired nis colleasraes
that tl they.indose Cannon he" -wishes
his Toti to so to him also, to
it unanimous. The story that Repre-
entaXiTe Babcock is to be made the , lished, with District Attorney Sum
chairman cf the ways and means com- mers. Colonel Moeby stated he had
mittee in consideration .of his with
drawal from the speakership race is.
generally discredited. It is thought
that after looking over the field he
saw he could not win and decided not
to enter the fight.
MAY DELAY THE TREATY.
Differences Between State
ir.cnt and Colombians.
"WASHINGTON Differences have
arisen between the state department
and the Colombian government which
prepared by the secretary after he had
received a similar memorandum from
Mr. Concha defining the- Colombian
position. There are differences be
tween the two which must be reconcil
ed' before- a treat? can be drawn. It
is apparent that Mr- Hay has taken a
firm position and did not adopt all
the terms proposed by the Colombian
It is assumed that Mr. Concha will
refer the points at variance to his gov
ernment and thus time will be con
sumed, as it will take several days to
get a reply from Bogota to his in
quiries. IOWA TRAIN HELD UP.
' Fifteen Masked Men Dynamite Safe in
Express ' Car.
DAVENPORT. la. Fifteen masked
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express train on the Rock Island road
three miles west of here Friday morn
ing, detached the engine and express
I car and two milas further west drove
the United States Express company's
messenger trom tne car, cynamitsu
the safe, securing ail its contents, and
escaped after making one of the rich
est hauls en record in this section of
The detonation from the discharge.
of the bomb could be distinctly heard
in Davenport, five miles distant.
One car is off the trad-i and the ex
press car is a mass of ruins.
So far as known none of the pas
sengers were molested, but it is feared
that harm befell the express messen-
For Fraudulently Using Mails.
SIOUX CITY, la. Earl Lake of this
city has just been sentenced to six
months in the penitentiary at Ana
mosa by the United States court at
Fort Dodge for attempting the "Pat
Crow" acr. He pleaded guilty. Lake
Chinese Wsuld Be Free.
SHANGHAI Strons articles are
appearilix e Chinese newspapers
Anlim Hi ,tHa. TTTTwt-l
the 3ritish troops from Shanghai to
Wei. Hai Wei and the withdrawal of
xhe German force to Tieng Tau the
independence of the Yang Tse valley
stiJ1 aniCe The Chinese want
the British and the Germans to get
out of China altogether, instead of
merely evacuating Shanghai and with
drawing to their respective garrison
stations. The papers add that a con
flict between Germany and Great
Britain is. inevitable.
.Reading Answers Hearst.
WASHINGTON The answer of the
Reading Railway company to the com
plaint of William R. Hearst of "New
York, against the anthracite coal car
rying roads, was filed with the inter
state commerce commission Tuesday.
It enters a general and specific denial
to all the charges, statements and in
ferences that the Reading is in an?
way-violating the interstate commerce
law and denies as false and untrue
all the allegations of unlawful. com
bination, confederation, or agreement.
ia Employs Americans.
ST. PETERSBURG An American
first, was on Monday awarded a TL
000,000 contract to construct telephone
coBdnits in this city. The contract
rn for twenty miles of underground
tabes to he laid by 1S03. A Chicago
firm has secured the contract for the
Sosse people always appear to he
MOSBY TAKES ISSUE REGArtDING
WHAT THE LAW GOMTEMPLATES
Cattlemen Have Sixty Days' Notice in
Which to Pull Down Fences Du
ties of the U. S. District Attorney
WASHINGTON. Colonel Hcaay,
special agent of the general land of
fice, charged with the duty of report
ing illegal fences on the public do-
t main in Nebraska, is not at all satis-
J ged with the interview which was uub-
made no agreement with District At
torney Summers that proceedings in
court against the fence men s hculd
be withheld until after sixty days had
expired. He stated that h had no
lawful right to make such an agree
ment, nor had the district attorney.
"My letters to Colonel Summers,"
said Colonel Moody, "will show that
I complained against the violation of
the fencing law in Nebraska long since
and that I stated that the statutes re
garding illegal fencing were a dead let-
ter so far as Nebraska was concerned.
The general land office, in its instruc
tions, directs special agents to give to
cattlemen sixty days' notice within
which to pull dwn the fences, but the
act of congress requires a district at
torney to institute suit to remove a
fence as soon as an affidavit is filed
complaining of it. I had no right to
repeal the statute. I was appointed
to enforce the law by calling the at
tention of the district attorney to
Illegal fences and it was his business
to bring suit to remove the same. If
Mr. Summers has not been apathetic
then why has he not resented my
letters complaining of his apathy?
The letters which I have written to
him regarding this matter, covering
a period cf several menths. are made
part of my report. Complaints were
filed a year ago with Mr. Summers
against Miller & Leith for the notori
ous negro entries which appear in the
Alliance land office and later complaint
was filed with thfa same officer of the
government calling attention to ille
gal fences which they maintained, yet
nothing was done by Mr. Summers to
correct these gross violations of the
COURTS POWERLESS TO ACT.
Friar's Death tsy Water Cure Cannot
Be Legally Avenged.
WASHINGTON. The secretary of
war on Friday sent to the attorney
general papers in the case of Father
Augustine, who died from the effects
of the "water cure" administered by
soldiers of a Vermont regiment, while
serving in the Philippines.
The case has been thoroughly inves
tigated by the judge advocate general
of the army upon the charges brought
by Charles Francis Adams. Herbert
Welsh and others of what was known
to the Lake George conference.
It is said the guilt has not been
brought home to any person now
serving in the army. It is expected.
therefore, that the attorney general
will declare that neither the courts
in this country nor those in the Phil
ippines have any jurisdiction over the
men or orficers who have been dis
charged from the army.
Claim Election Illegal.
CODY, Wyo. Tke election in Big
Horn county is alleged to have been
illegal and will probably be contested
by the democrats. It is claimed that
the certificates of nomination of the
candidates were not published prior
to tho election, as required hy law.
and this will be the ground far at
tacking the validity of the election.
and notice to this effect will be filed
in the district court at Basin City in
a few davs.
Looks Like Cannen.
CHICAGO Action by the repub
lican congressional delegations of
Ohio and Michigan is believed to
clinch the election of Congressman
Cannon as the next speaker of the
lower house of congress and as the
successor of David B. Henderson of
Iowa. The nominee wiU require 104
votes to control the caucus. Accord
ing to Congressman Mann, chairman
of his campaign committee. Mr. Can
non now has a total of 120 members
pledged him in state caucuses and by
in's Shot Fatal.
TELLURIDE. Colo. Arthur L. Col
lins, general manager of the Smuggler-Union
Mining company, who was
shot by. an unknown assassin on Wed
nesday night at Padora. "died Thursday
morning. He was bom in England
thirty-three years ago. In conse
quence of the murder of General Man
ager Collins, the Smuggler-Union Min
ing; company has- closed its mines and
mills for an indefinite period. The
company employed betweeen 406 and
Files Answer to Hearst.
WASHINGTON The Central Kail
way of New Jersey: oa Thursday:
with the interstate commerce com
mfssknt its answer to tke cosaplaiat
of William B. Hearst of New York
against the anthracite coal carrying
railroads, It makes a brief general
denial of the sHegatfosa and says the
company has no knowledge of saw in
jury caused to the complainant by-
son of the matters rtfiWiiant of.
Capture the City f
VICTORIA, B. C Advices have Deen
been received from Canton to the effect
that the Kawangsi rebels have cap
tured the prefectaral city of Sxenfa
and several district cities in the same
prefecture. A number of the officials
of the captured cities either committed
suicide or were killed by the rebels,
while some succeeded in escaping.
It is stated on good authority that
tke- rebels recently received a large
consignment of provisions, magazine
rifles and ammunition, which caused
the rebellion to be renewed. Two bat
talions cf troops have reached Canton
en. route to fight the rebels.
From Szechuan news was received
that General Ting had defeated the
Boxers, capturing the fortress at Yang
Tacchi, between Horcou and Taihoo
hen. In Tsa Nhsein the imperial troops
also repulsed the Boxers, killing 200
in a fight Reports are now being re
ceived from the provinces of Yunnan
and Kuenchou that the Boxers are
ma wing in those provinces.
A Peking correspondent of the North
China Herald says the Chinese gov
ernment is secretly planning another
upheavaL From reliable sources he
learns that the dowager empress has
received reporta-from all viceroys and
governors regarding the number of sol
diers and amount of war munitions
that can be raised, and instructions
have been given to train the Manchus
in the use of the rifle and in western
drilL They are to be drafted to the
different provinces to instruct the sol
diery, this being part of the plan for
CHOLERA SPREADS IN MANILA.
Alarm Occasioned by Increase of Dis
ease Among Residents.
MANILA The number of cholera
cases is increasing in this city and the
spread of the disease is causing some
alarm. There are on an average
thirty cases daily. The Funston re
serve hospital, the casual camp at
Santa Mesa and Bilibid prison are now
included among the places infested.
The disease is spreading in the Mar
quina valley, where the danger cf an
infection of the water supply is re
garded as grave. Should the water
supply become infected a general epi
demic is considered inevitable. The
cholera reports from the provinces
show a decrease in the number of
A conference of the bishops, priests I
and leaders of the Philippine Rnman
Catholic church will be held in Manila
next week. They propose to address
a memorial to Mgr. GuidL the apos
tolic delegate in the Philippines, set
ting forth their position. A number
of nativa priest who sympathized with
the movement, but are still adhering
to the Roman Catholic church, will
seek an interview with Mgr. Guidi
before reaffirming allegiance to Rome
or joining the dissenters. It is be
lieved that Mgr. Guidi will deal with
the church situation before entering
upen negotiations with Civil Governor
Taft regarding the friar lands.
MORE SUPPORT FOR CANNON.
Michigan and Ohio Will Bath Vote fcr
Him for Speaker.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich. Ten of the
eleven republican congressmen in
Michigan met here Thursday and dis
cussed the speakership of the house.
A formal motion was carried that the
Michigan delegation go on record in
favor of the candidacy of Joseph Can
non of Illinois.
COLUMBUS, O. At a conrerence
held here Thursday rwelve of the re
publican congressmen-elect of Ohio de
clared in favor of Cannon of Illinois
as speaker of the house. Two mem
bers, Messrs. Jackson and Morgan, are
pledged to support Burton of Ohio.
Finances of Pan-American.
BUFFALO, N. T. The coutractar3
and others who hold unsatisfied claims
against tke Pan-American Exposition
company will receive S7 per cent of the
total amount of their bills out of the
appropriation of 1500,000 made by
congress. John G. Milburn, president
of the Pan-American and a trustee of
the relief fund, gave-out a statement
in which he says the total amount
of claims presented was 1586 .504. The
total" amount of rial tot as audited was
1515,019. The amount of the appro
priation is $500,000. and, therefore,
each creditor receives nearly tX per
cent of his claims.
Appoints Egan's Successor.
ST. PAUL, Minn. In a circular Is
sued 'Wednesday by the 'Great North
ern company the company accepts as
a fact that Benjamin F. "Erga. the
missing superintendent of the Kalis
pell has perished, -and appoints E. A.
Long as successor, with the title of
acting superintendent. Mr. Egan dis
appeared in the mountains two weeks
ago and search since then, carried on
hourly by 200 men, has failed to find
traces of the urtiTig man.
Mast Vcte in Person.
ATCHISON, Kan. Judge Hudson,
in the district court on 'Wednesday,
held that the new absentee railway
employes law permirtinc railroad
men to vote when away from, nome on
electkm say, to be saeoastitatioaaL
Wltk the absentee railroad men's vote
Peter Tanghlin, fasionist, has a majority-
of five for the legislature from
tke country, district. Witkost ft TJ.
B. "jksrslf, refsbfieam, aas a major
RATES SHOVED UP
(FREIGHT AGENTS DECIDE COUN
TRY CAN STAND RAISE.
F8WEB BATES CO INTO EFFECT
Reduce" Tariffs Filed Since Injunc
tions Are All to Be Withdrawn In
creased Revenue Will Amount tc a
CHICAGO. A meeting was held
Thursday of the general freight agents
of all western reads with a view to re
storing the rates which were ia- effect
January 1, 1902. Instructions to re
store all such rates as could possibly
J-be restored were issued by the execu
tive officials- and it Is stated that they
will be carried out t o the letter.
Independent of thi meeting the Col
orado lines met and began the work
cf "restoring conditions to Colorado
The plan is to go on the old basis
of rates thej first cf the year, which
will necessitate the withdrawal cf all
the reduced tariffs placed in eSect
since January 1, 1202.
Since the issuing of the instruc
tions by the United States courts fully
1.200 reduced tariffs have been filed
with the interstate commerce com
mission ax Washington and are now
in effect. If it is found possible to take
out the majority cf these tariffs, the
western roads win enjoy an increased
revenue next year amounting to sev
eral million dollars. Whether the rate
raising wffi go beyond the restora
tion of the old tariff remains to be
Several reasons are assigned by rail
road officials for a readjustment of
freight schedules, the mest important
being the increased cost of material
which is usad in railroad construc
tion. Another Is the general raise in
wages. Most railroad officials cannct
see why the cost of every other com
modity which is for sale is increased
and freight rates stay down. It is ex
pected that so long as the present
plethora of freight traffic keeps up the
railroads will be able to maintain
higher tariffs without serious rate cut
ting. PITTSBURG. Railroad executives
cf the districts of the central freight
anr? mr-ntr Itnp nccniv.arinns have de-
cided that a freight rate advance of -
2 ner Mit mns so into efft on the
i. per cent mus.. go into enact on uitr
bulk cf the mill furnace tonnage on
. , T ,
or before January 1.
The application and the division of
the advances on the rates from Pitts-
burg to the east and west are matters
of detail to be worked out in the tariff
committees and associations.
In the cheaper grain traffic an ad
vance cf 15 per cent Is to be made.
This will go into effect December S.
Reading Advances Wages.
PHILADELPHIA A circular letter
was issued Tuesday by the Philadel
phia & Reading railway notifying the
heads of all departments that "taking
effect November 1, 1S02, the wages of
all employes will be equalized with
those paid by railway companies in
this vicinity." The increase will not
take in the 10 per cent increase all
around, as was the case of the Penn
sylvania company, for the reason, it is
said, that many Reading employes are
now receiving higher salaries than
those paid by the Pennsylvania and
other reads in this section.
ALASKA MAN MUST HANG.
Sequel ta Quarrel that Occurred Dur
ing Klondike Excitement.
"WASHINGTON The United States
supreme court on Monday, in an opin
ion by. Justice McKenna, afirmed a de
cision of the lower court in the case
of Homer Bird against the United
States, coming to the court on a writ
of error from the district court of Alas
ka, by which court Bird was convict
ed of murder.
The case has attracted considerable
attention, the murder having occurred
during tne Klondike excitement In I
1S93. Bird, a contractor cf New Or
leans, was on his way to that section
frith a party, when he quarreled with
some members of his party and killed
two of them.
The case had had two hearings in
the supreme court The first hearing
resulted in the ordering of a new triaL
That trial resulted in a conviction and
the case was again brought to this
court, with the result that the decision
was this time against the accused.
BUFFALO BILL OPENS HOTEL.
Announces at Same Time Engagement
of His Youngest Daughter.
CODY, Wyo. Several interesting
features marked the opening here
Tuesday evening of the. Hotel L-ma,
hunt by Colonel W. F. Cody at a cost
of $100,000 and named by him in hon
or of his youngest daughter, Miss Irma
Colonel Cody and Miss Irma led the
grand march when the festivities be
gan. 6Q0 guests from all parts of the
west and northwest following the lead
ers. Before the banquet which mark
ed the climax of the festivities he an
nounced the engagement cf Miss L-ma
Cody to Lieutenant Charles Armstrong,
Tenth United States cavalry, a young
officer who won honors in the Philip
pines. Colonel Cody's gzests included Gov
ernor Savage cf Nebraska, Colonel
Frank Powell of SL PanL Lieutenant
Scott of Fort CcKenzte and "Moun-
taia Charlie," a well known scout. j
WORS FOR THE LEGISLATORS.
Biennial Appropriations Mount Into
The one hundred and thirty-three
Bembers of the legislature-elect wiU
be confronted with claims amounting
to S3lS-i,3GS to keep the state gov
ernment running during the next two
years and to build new structures at
state institutions. This is the total
amount asked for by state oflicers and
heads of state institutions, but it is
not unusual for sueh oflicers to ask
for more than they receive. The last
legislature appropriated a total cf $2,
S75.2S3. Auditor Charles Weston and Dep
uty Auditor George Anthes have com
pleted a compilation cf the estimates
submitted by state officers and the
heads of state institutions. This is
what it shows:
Supplies ............................... 9S.CS
Construction .......... .......... InCSO
Other esneases SSLSto
The following amGunts are wanted
for new buildings:
State University C3.3C0
State Normal School .a.3Tt
Girls' Industrial School M.fvJ
Soldiers' Home. MUford 2T.3M
Industrial School for Boys 12.000
Institute fcr Fecbie 3Iir-Ied ZlS'n
Asylum. Hastings It5"
Institute for Deai and Dumb 2)JW
Hospital, Lincoln. ..51,.
The following are the estimates for
the biennium submitted to the audi
tor: Legislative expenses
Com. Public Lands & BIdga 2J.3S0
State superintendent ZUSO
Attornev general 19.SS
Secretary- qZ state 2L3S3
State treasurer I7U30
Auditor, insurance department .. I0.2S0
Adjutant jreneral TO.flsfl
Supreme court lo.3i
Btate library lOM
Board of Purchase and Supplies.. -M)
I Beard of Public Lands & Bldgs.. 30.OW
i Educational Lands and Funds S.W0
I Btate Bankinjr Board 8.4SO
Foo5 Commissioner 1O.0O0
' Conviit Libor KU33
( State Board Irrigation 14.2SO
, State University SU.5G0
I State Normal 35.40
Girls' Industrial School
Soldiers 'Home, Milford
Soldiers' Home. Grand Island
Industrial School. Boy
Institute Feeble Minded
Home for Friendless
Nebraska Industrial Home
Institute. Deaf and Dumb..
Ftsh and Game Commission .....
1 State Historical Society
. ,-ebr:lska uorary Commission...
i State Veterinarian
I State Board of Health
"charities and Corrections
, District Court
Kutivp rwa Justice
. za-x- Journals, etc
' State Dairymen s Association ...
' State Board at Horticulture
I State Board of Asnculture
i Hevenue Eooks and Blanks
Procuring & Trans. Abst. Lands.
Camp. State Mem. Le;?. etc.
Advertisimr State Printing-
F-eiW State Tax Illegally Ass'd..
Publishing Cocst'l Amendment..
OFFICIAL VOTE OF STATE.
Republican Majority Reaches 5,255 on
LINCOLN Secretary cf State
Marsh, after fully verifying the orc
ein! vote cast for governor, announc
ed that Mr. Micked received 96,471.
Mr. Thompson SIJJ.5. making the re
publican majority 5,235. The total
vote cast in the state nay have this
changed before the canvass is com
pleted. It now stanQs 19S.66T, Last
year it was 203,000, and two years
ago it was 251000. The unverified
vote on lieutenant governor is: Mc
Gilton 9S.220, Gilbert S7,01S; secre
tary cf state. Marsh 93J2S, Powers
85,244. 3Ir. Marsh has a majority of
11.207, and McGilton a majority of
13.SS4. It is believed that State Su
perintendent Fowler will lead the list.
The totals on the other officers have
not been announced.
Smailpcx Driven Out.
LINCOLN Superintendent J. T.
3Iorey of the institute for the blind
at Nebraska City has written Gov
ernor Scvaze the following letter:
"Relative tc smallpox in the insti
tution, I have the pleasure to state
that it has entirely disappeared, there
not having been any quarantine upon
us for several days. It has been of
the most inconsequential nature pos
sible, only the annoyance associated
with its name giving us any concern.
Nobody was sick enough to go to bed,
but prompt isolation, with the vac
cination which I insisted on before re
turn to sehocl in September, seemed
to prevent the spread. "We have not
a case of sickness of any kind."
The question of the right cf the
state to buy securities or bands of
any state other than Nebraska was
argued before department No. 1 of the
supreme ccurt by Attorney General
Prcut. He presented a petition for
a writ cf mandamus to compel Stats
Treasurer Stcufer to comply with an
order of the beard of educational lands
and fsnds to pay not to exceed 300,
CQ0 fcr bonds cf the state of Massa
chusetts. In order to arrange a
friendly suit to test the mater the
state treasurer refused to pay the
A special train cf four cars, loaded
so the doors with lunatics, started
from Lincoln Tuesday for Tragr;.
where they will be housed. The change
has been one contemplated for some
time, but the right opportnnty for the
change has not been found untC now.
A horde of keepers and attendants ac
companied the ISO insane patients.
Some men never head a procession
entil they enact toe star role of a
faneraL , . .
f a ledgs of Elks has been instituted
A new paper Is to he established at
Real estate men of the Grand Island
district have formed an organisitlon.
Governor-elect Mickey has been .vis
ing several days at Lincoln and Om
aha. New.ruml routes are constantly be
ing established here and there In this
W. R. Smith of Cripple Creek. Colo..
visited York county and threatened to
kill Miss Nora Hilton because she re
fused to marry him.
Joseph A. Janda, who i3. wanted, as
a deserter from the United States
navy, was placed under arrest by Chief
cf Police Hyers at Plattsmouth.
Five hundred specimens of grass
hoppers have been received by Pro
fessor Lawrence Bruner of. the en
tomology department cf the stat mni
versity from Central America.
Tommy Miller, aged 15 years, son
of Reynolds 3Iiller, living a mile and
a half east of Chester, was dangerous-"
Iy injured by a horse which he was
riding falling and rolling over him.
Fire destroyed the bam and con
tents of Fred Hodgson two miles west
cf Fairmcnt. Six horses, a quan
tity of grain, a com sheHer and nu-
mercus other articles were destroyed.
Eunice Norris, the 11-year-old
daughter cf State Senator-elect Charles
I. Norris of Table Rock, fell from a
DUoST while going home from school
and had her arm broken, two of the
bones being fractured.
There is room and need in York for
a good architect and several good con
tractors. Many contemplating build
ing fine homes are obliged to wait
nearly a year or more owing to there
not being a sufficient number of con
tractors. At a meeting of the Catholic For
esters, held at Columbus Sunday, a
state court of the order was. organized
and headquarters were established at
Fremont, with A. A. Wert3 of Colum
bus as secretary. The next state meet
ing will be held at South Omaha.
James McCoy, -a farmer living near
Rockport, Mo., came to Fremont and
succeeded in recovering a couple of
horses that were stolen from him last
February. The animals were brought
to Nebraska and became the property
of two Saunders county farmers, who
were innocent purchasers.
Clarence Beckwith, the 15-year-old
son of Frank Seckwith. a farmer liv
ing one mile west of Silver Creek,
undertook to shove a 32-caliber ride
into a wagon, holding the muzzle of
the gun in his left band. The nsual
result followed the ball entering the
palm cf his hand and coming cut at
Ezeter has an industry which is be
coming known in foreign lands as
well as in all parts of the United
States. Chas. C. Smith sent out a ship
ment of 7,000 of his adjustable index
tags last week bound for South Africa
and another consignment for New
Zealand. Shipments have recently
been made to England. Japan, Austra
lia and the Madeira islands.
Through the inventive genius of
L. E. McCahan of York and the grant
ing to him of letters patent upon his
harvester attachment, a combination
bundle carrier and shocker, it has been
made possible for his attorney to ne
gotiate with capitalists for the organ
ization of a corporation with a capital
stock of 5125.GG0, of which one-fifth
will be owned by Mr. McCahan.
John Wooley, who was sentenced to
eighteen months in the state peniten
tiary by Judge Boyd at Fierce, broke
jail. He had told different parties
that he would not be taken to the
penitentiary. He procured possession
cf a file and dug his way through the
brick wall. This was dene in the day
time, and whenever the jailor came ia
he had it covered with paper so that
it was not noticrd. At this writing he
has nor been apprehended.
Miss Edith Eastman, a student at the
institute for the blind. Nebraska City,
attempted to commit suicide, but was
discovered in time to frustrate her
plans and save her life. She had be
come despondent over her blindness.
The l-year-old daughter of Lillian
Lempkey, a farmer residing near Syra
cuse, went before a justice of the peace
and filed complaint against her father
charging him with incest. The father,
hearing of the filing, i3 said to hav
left the country.
Miss Mollie Reisbick was brought
before the hoard of insanity at York.
She was violently insane. The cause
Is attributed to a too zealons 3tudy of
the Bible, dating tack to the taber
nacle meeting, some six weeks ago.
News has reached Plattsmouth of
the arrest cf Mrs. AgnfTn Barton at
Sheridan, Wyo., for the murder of
her father-in-law, R "W. Barton. The
tragedy. It is claimed, grew out of
family troubles. Mr3. Barton's home
Is in Plattsmouth, where she has three
bra tiers and. one sister.
fiuiJUUd 3ZJS JOJ. SJSTJtUOO '
Bids were opened and contracts
awarued today for the printing of the
biennial reports of state officers. The
awards were as follows: Report of
state treasurer,. Hunter & Woodruff
of Lincoln. 13.45; secretary of stabs.
North k. Co., of Lincoln. 13.40; repurt
of land commissioner, Fremont Trib
une, lilQ ; report of labor bureau. Sees
Printing Co. Omaha, 12.75; report of
fish commission, rTtir "Wi
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