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State Historical Sedate
VOLUME XXXIIL NUMBER 37.,
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.701.
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lots of pure fun in photography and
there's education too.
Eat up a man's confidence. The
poorly dressed man is afraid to push
ahead it brincrs .his clothes into
prominence, and this makes him un
comfortable. He usually gets ready-to-wear
clothing. Sometimes it fits
him and sometimes it doesn't. It
gets worn and shabby, and still he is
compelled to wear it. For about the
price of ready-made clothes we could
have made him an elegant suit, per
fect fit, style and finish. A full line
of fall goods.
Everything in our line
and everything guaranteed.
Wagons made to order.
Best horse-shoeing in the
A fine line of Buggies,
HTI am agent for the old reliable
Colnmbns Buggy Company, of Colnm-
bus, Ohio, which is a sufficient guaran
tee of strictly first-class goods.
or south of Chicago ask your local
ticket agent to route you between Omaha
and Chicago, via the
he shortest line between the two cities
L Trains via this popular road depart
!rom the Union depot -Omaha, daily
connecting with trains from the west
Magnificently equipped trains, palace
deepen and free reclining chair cars
Pining cars and buffet, library and
smoking cars. All trains lighted by
rates, etc, address
- F. A. Nash,
general Western Agent, 1504 Farnam
H. W. IJoweix,
Trav. Freight and Pass. AgL
W. A. HcAixzsTsa. W. M. Coairaxro
ATTORNEYS -AT LAW,-
ED. J. MEWOMER.
Slga f the Biz Watch.
GEN. LEE ON CUBA
HOLDS AMERICA MADE MISTAKE
IN LETTING ISLAND GO
NEVER WAS BETTER GOVERNED
Lee Praises McKinley for Acting
Where Cleveland Temporized and
Places Blame for Maine Disaster on
Weyler's Young Officers.
NEW YORK General Filzhugh Lee
addressed members of the Patria club
Friday on "The United States and
Cuba." He said in part:
"Cuba was never so well governed
by Spain as it is today. Congress
wearied of the wars in Cuba and pass
ed .resolution recognizing the right of
belligerency of the revolutionists.
Then came the war. I want to say
that I reported to President Clevelanl
the exact condition of affairs that ex
isted there. I reported the rebellion,
with all its brutalities and horrors,
and told him it would continue for
several generations if not brought to
a speedy end.
"Mr. Cleveland gave no attention to
my reports and it was not until that
great man now sleeping his last sleep
in Canton, O., -took charge of affairs
in Washington that these atrocious
conditions were brought to an end.
"Cuba is well worthy of the atten
tion of the American people. It is
the richest spot on God's green earth.
No country ever rivaled Cuba In its
products. It has been waiting for half
a century for American energy and en
terprise. If we had not sacrificed wis
dom for sentiment we would own Cu
ba today. When we did have Cuba
we should have held on to it, but some
of the people wanted to show the
world that they were acting for hu
manity's sake and not for the posses
sion of territory.
"Prior to the war with Spain, when
I was consul general in Cuba, there
were repeated attempts to assassinate
me. Wherever I went I had to sit
with my back to the wall and a hand
on my six-shooter. I received twenty
and thirty letters a day in which I
was threatened with all manner of
deaths. Some threatenel to waylay
and strangle me, others to string me
up to the nearest lamp post, and still
others to tie me to a horse's tail and
drag me around the streets in Havana.
Five Spanish women called at my
orace one afternoon and handed me
letters from some Spanish officers In
which they threatened to come to my
office, tie me hand and foot, put mo
aboard the Maine and drive me out
of the harbor.' I received reports that
even the Cubans wanted to kill me
because war with the United States
would thus surely result.
"While these reports were current,
a man came into my office with the
purpose, as I thought, of killing me.
He moved toward me inch by inch,
and just as he came within reach I
had him covered with vcy. revolver.
I asked him what he wanted and to
my surprise he said-in English:
"I have just come from General Go
mez's camp, suffering from a wtmnd
in the thigh. I want to leave Cuba.
I want to go back to the United
"I asked him where he came from
and he said, in the drawliest kind of
a way: 'From Kansas.' That roan
was General Frederick R. Funston.
So you see I had much to do with
the later capture of Aguinallo."
DISCUSS IMMIGRATION BILL.
Senators Amend Measure Regulating
Ingress to the United States.
WASHINGTON The senate Mon
day adopted all the committee amend
ments to the immigration bill, with
the exception of one prescribing an
educational test, and approved the ac-
uon OI tne committee in striking out
the clause prohibiting the sale of in-
toxicants within a capitol building.
and then laid aside the bill until Tues
day. The amendment fixing a $3 tax on
each immigrant furnished the princi
pal topic for debate. Mr. Gallinger
(N. H.) insisted that there was less
necessity for it now than a year ago,
but it was adopted without division.
A new amendment was adopted, de
signed to stop the alleged perjury on
the part of persons seeKlng admission
and the committee'amendment making
the head tax a lien on tne property of
the transportation lines was struck
out. An amendment was also agreed
to exempting aliens in transit through
the United States and aliens once ad
mitted and who have paid.
Three Thousand Are Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO From the Guate
malan coast the Pacific Mail steamer
City of Sydney brings 'the news that
the deaths resulting .from .the recent
eruption of Santa Maria volcano num
ber about 3,000. This estimate Is bas
ed upon the latest information that
had been received at San Jose, Guate
mala, previous to the steamer's depart
ure for this port, but it is accompa
nied by the statement of Guatemalans
that reliable reports were unobtainable.
Fv-e in Mine Still Burns.
MARQUETTE, Mich. The under
ground workings of the Oliver Iron
Mining company's section 16 mine, at
Ishpeming. were still burning Tues
day night, though the fire is not as
fierce as it was the day. before It
is .still impossible to enter the mine.
All the shafts and openings are seal
ed with timber and clay, but owing
to the crevices it is impossible as yet J
to block the smoke, and case, still
' continue to ooze forth.
REED PASSES AWAY.
Former Speaker Succumbs at Arling
ton Hotel, Washington.
WASHINGTON Thomas Bracket
Reed former speaker of the house of
representatives, died here at 12:10
Saturday night in his apartmeata In
the Arlington hotel. The immediate
cause of death was uraemia.
A change for the worse was noted
in Mr. Reed's condition early in the
morning. At 9:30 he was waa given
a subcutaneous saline transfusloa ,la
order to stimulate his kidneys, which
were falling to perform their proper
At 5 in the afternoon saline solu
tion was again administered, about
three-quarters of a pint of fluid being
The heart became weaker and weak
er, but the patient retained conscious-1
ness until 11 o'clock at night whan
a complete coma supervened.
At the bedside were Mrs. Reed and
Miss Catherine Reed, Drs. Gardner,
MacDonald, Bishop and Goodnow, and
Dr. Goodnow, who had been In con
sultation with the local physicians on
Thursday, was again summoned from
It is stated that Mr. Reed had been
suffering from Bright's disease for
some time, which reached the acute
stage Saturday, and this furnished an
additional cause for alarm. Mr. Reed
passed away peacefully and without
The remains of Thomas Brackett
Reed left here Sunday afternoon for
Portland, Me., where the interment
will take place on Tuesday afternoon.
The casket was placed ou a special
train, leaving Washington at 4:50 and
running as the second section of the
Federal express, scheduled to arrive
at Portland Monday.
Accompanying the body were Mrs.
Reed, Miss Catherine Reed. Amos I
Allen, Mr. 'Reed's successor in the
house; Asher C. Hinds, Mr. Reed's
parliamentary clerk while speaker,
and Augustus G. Payne of New York,
a lifelong friend. At Mrs. Read's re
quest there were no ceremonies of any
kind and at Portland they will be of
the simplest character.
1839 October 18, Thomas Brackett
Reed, born in Portland, Me.
I860 Graduated from Bowdoin col
lege. 1864 Joined the United States navy
as acting assistant paymaster.
1SG8-69 Member of the Maine leg
islature, lower house.
1870 Member of the Maine senate.
1870-72 Attorney general -state of
1874-77 Solicitor city of Portland.
1877-99 Representative in con
gress. 1889-91 Speaker of the house.
1895-99 Again speaker of the house.
1896 Prominently mentioned for
1899 Retires from congress.
Cheyenne Theater Burned.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. The Cheyenne
opera house, owned by James M. Ca
rey and valued at $50,000, was burned
Monday. The Wyoming Tribune Pub
lishing company, which occupied the
basement of the building, suffered a
loss of $15,000. Adjoining property
was damaged and the total loss is es
timated at $75,000, which is covered
by insurance. The origin of the fire
RIGIDLY GUARD CATTLE.
Canada Modifies Restriction, but New
York Redoubles Efforts.
ALBANY, N. Y. The state agricul
tural department is making desperate
efforts to keep the foot and mouth
disease out of this state. Every rail
road, highway and ferry leading into
the state is guarded by officers of the
department, which is closely cooper
ating with the United States authori
ties. LONDON The Official Gazette on
Monday announced that special orders
had been issued permitting the Cu
nard liner Sylvania, from Bobton, and
the Leyland liner California, from
Portland. Me., to land live stock under
OTTAWA, Ont It was decided by
the cabinet on Monday to permit the
shipment of skins and hides through
New England in bond.
An order in council was passed pro
hibiting wool grown in the New Eng
land states from being imported into
Canada during the existence of the
foot and mouth 'disease.
Pioneer Newsboy is Dead.
NEW YORKHenry L. Gatcnltt.
who as a lad was the first newsboy In
New York to cry his papers aloud,
has just died at his home in Brooklyn,
a rich man. He was born on the
east side and sold newspaper in the
streets when the site of Cooper Union
was a cornfield. Acting on an Inspira
tion one day, he took up his stand in
Park Row and began calling out the
names of his papers and an Inkling
of their contents to passersby. The
present "extra" yell of the newsboys
dates from that time.
Confirmed by the Senate.
Postmasters Iowa: C. I Roberts,
Grinnell; J. F. Mentzer, Knoxville; W.
B. Means, Boone; L. E. Cox, Belle
Plain; C. E. Hammond, Dows; E. P.
Delander, Madrid; J. McKay, sr., Dec
Moines; N. A. Dill, Columbus Junc
tion; T. H. Earnest, Cherryvale; J.
A. Eaton, Erie.
THE BOARD'S PAY
SENATE THINKS S4.000 ENOUGH
STATEHOOD BILL GOES OVER
Rumara Have it that Plana Are Being
Laid te Kill the Meaaure by Artf-ul
: Obstructien, Thus Allowing Time to
Turn Vetea Against It
WASHINGTON. The senate on
Thursday passed, with several amend
ments, the bill fixing the compensa
tion of an anthracite coal strike com
mission, and it now goes to conference.
The sentiment of the senate was
strongly in favor ot allowing members
of the commission who are not la the
civil or military service a lump earn
for their service; and after considera
ble debate $4,008 was settled upon as
the proper amount, thus taking the
matter out of the hands of the pres
ident Several other amendments were
adopted fixing the expenses of commis
sioners and the assistant recorders at
$10 per day Instead of $15, and leaving
the question of salary for the assist
ant recorders and employes to the
commission. The name of the com
mission was changed to "anthracite
coal strike arbitration."
An amendment offered by Mr. Daniel
(Va.) to prohibit officers of the gov
ernment from serving on commissions
or performing duties other than, called
for by law provoked a lengthy dis
cussion, but waa finally withdrawn..
At 2 o'clock the statehood bill came
up and there waa a brisk exchange be
tween Mr. Quay (Pa.), who favors the
omnibus bill, and senators who oppose
It Mr. Quay and Mr. Bate (Tenn.
said they were ready to vote. Mr.
Beveridge (lad.), Mr. Lodge (Mass.).
Mr. Hale (Me.) and others protested
against pressing the bill so soon after
it was reported and it went over until
The air was full of rumors concern
ing the statehood bill, which. It was
said, was to be defeated; not by votes,
but by obstruction; the vote being
postponed from day to day until ono
by one all the votes for the omnibus
bill were picked off.
Mr. Quay wanted It understood that
the bill would retain its place as the
unfinished business, and President
Frye said: "The bill remains the un
finished business if it is In the power
of the chair to keep it there, and the
chair thinks It Is."
The senate then resumed consider
ation of the coal strike commission
Mr. Daniel (Ya.) precipitated a lively
debate by offering an amendment pro
hibiting the further assignment of of
ficers and employes of the United
States or senators and representatives
on any commission.He did not criticise
the president; on the contrary, he
commended him, but be argued that
there is an abundance of intellect,
learning and wisdom among the peo
ple of the country outside of the gov
ernment service which could be drawn
Mr. Allison and Mr. Hoar appealed
to Mr. Daniel to withdraw his amend
ment with the view of offering it at
some other time when It could have
better attention. Mr. Daniel finally
consented and the bill was- passed.
GOLD MONEY IS DISCUSSED
Senate Committee Talks with Wright
on Philippine Currency.
WASHINGTON The senate com
mittee on the Philippines on Thurs
day discussed with Yice Governor
Wright the monetary situation in the
archipelago. It was generally agreed
that there would be difficulties In
changing the currency in the Islands,
but the consensus of opinion was that
the unit of value should be a gold peso
of twlve and nine-tenths grains of
gold, which Is one-half the value of
the United States gold dollar, and the
peso in silver should be made legal
tender of equal value to the unit.
Governor Wright and the committee
also agreed that United ' States cur
rency should not be made legal tender,
as the silver dollar would then be
worth twice as much as the peso and
thus encourage counterfeiting.
Governor Wright said at present the
Mexican dollars were circulating at
their bullion value and banks were
manipulating them so as to make 4 or
S cents each. Gold was held In the
banks as a commodity and bought by
merchants and others, who bad to pay
therefor foreign obligations in gold.
Need ef Funds is Urgent.
WASHINGTON Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson appeared before the
house committee on agriculture Wed
nesday to explain the urgent necessity
for an emergency appropriation to en
able his department to stamp out the
foot and mouth disease now prevalent
in some of the New England states.
Mr. Wilson advised the committee
of conditions in, the quarantined dis
tricts and said it had been found nec
essary to kill all Infected cattle and he
had ordered their slaughter.
He estimated' that it would cost
about $700,000 to stamp out the dis
ease. The committee also was asked
to secure legislation which will give
the secretary of agriculture authority,
alter an inspection of live stock, to
give a certificate to the shipper which
will permit of the transportation from
one state to another and through
states without further inspection by
HOMAGE TO REED.
House of Representatives Adjourns In
Respect te Hi. Memory.
WASHINGTON. The house on
Monday paid a remarkable tribute to
the memory of ex-Speaker Thomas B.
His death had created a profound
impression and there was a universal
desire among the members that the
house chow a signal mark of respect
to his memory.
For the house to take such action on
the death of a former member had
only three precedents in its history,
namely, on the occasions of the death
of Benton, Blaine and Alexander
Stephens, when the house adopted
resolutions and adjourned out of re
spect to their memories.
It was decided to follow these pre-1
cedents in 'the case of Mr. Reed. The
chaplain at 'the .opening of the ses
sion paid a feeling reference to the
death of the ex-speaker. No business
was transacted beyond the formal
reading- of two messages from the
president and an arrangement to post
pone the special order for the day,
the London dock hill, until Tuesday.
Mr. Sherman of New York, then
amid profound silence arose and In a
few feeling remarks offered the fol
"Resolved, That the following min
utes be spread upon the records of the
house of representatives:
"Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed died
in Washington December 7, 1902. For
twenty -two years he had been a mem
ber of this house; for six years its
speaker. His service terminated with
the Fifty-fifth congress.
'Within this chamber the scenes of
his life's great activities were laid.
Here he rendered service to his coun
try which placed him in the front
ranks of American statesmanship.
Here he exhibited characteristics
which compelled respect and won ad
"Forceful ability, intrinsic worth
strength of character, brought him.
popular fame and congressional lead
ership. Jn him depth and breadth of
intellect, with a full and well rounded
development, had produced a giant
who towered above his fellows and
Impressed them with his power and
"A distinguished statesman, a lofty
patriot a cultured scholar, an incis
ive, an unmatched debater, a master
of logic, wit and satire; the most fa
mous of the world's parliamentarians,
the great and representative citizen
has gone into history.
"Resolved, That in honor of the dis
tinguished dead the house now ad
journ." In presenting the resolution Mr.
"Mr. Speaker, the life of ex-Speaker
Reed ended yesterday. Its span meas
ured many years less than the alloted
life of man; and yet there was within
it so much of moment that his fame
became great and will be lasting. He
was a citizen of my state since his re-:
tlrement from public life, although it
was as representative from Maine that;
he rendered his services to the re-'
public, and it Is in the state of Maine!
that he will have his final resting
"To have served with Mr. Reed was;
an honor, to have been in close touch
with him an inspiration, to have en-;
joyed his confidence and friendship.)
a delight. He was so great, his serv
ice to his country so valuable, that it
seems to me we may fitly depart from!
what Is the usual custom of the house
when one not in public life dies. I,
therefore, Mr. Speaker, offer the resq
tion which I sent to the clerk.
The resolutions were unanimously
adopted, and the speaker declared the
house adjourned out of respect to the
memory of Mr. Reed.
The rays and means committee has
reported favorably on the resolutions
to adjourn from December 20 to Jan
JUSTICE SHIRA8 MAY RETIRE.
Governor Taft of the Philippines May
Be His Successor.
WASHINGTON The prospective
retirement of Justice Shiras from the
supreme court, which was announced' '
by his son some time ago as likely to'
take place at no very distant day, It:
is believed here may result in the pro-
motion to the supreme bench of Wil
liam H. Taft, the chairman of the Phil
ippine commission. Governor Taft'?;
elevation to the court would be the ful-l
flnment of the general understanding
at the time he resigned from the fed
eral court bench in Ohio and took up
his present duties at the request of
President McKinley. It also will be
in the nature of a reward for his long
and arduous work at the head of the
Says Swift Buys Railways.
KANSAS CITY. qrge H. Ross of
Chicago, for several years traffic man
ager of the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa
railway, has succeeded Theodore C.
Bates of Boston as president of the
Union Depot. Bridge ft Terminal Rail
way company. Mr. Bate3 says he re
signed so that the company's interests
might be in the hands of a practical
railroad man. A dispatch from Bos
ton however, positively asserts that
! Mr. Bates sold his interests, and the
Winner bridge piers in the Missouri
river, and the valuable river land and
terminals owned by it, have been pur
chased by Swift & Company, who con
template building an independent
stock yards and a new plant.
Erie Raises Switchmen.
CLEVELAND. O. The Erie
road company has raised the wages of .
400 switchmen on its Mahoning divi
sion 11 and 15 per cent.
We have a larger and better stock than
ever, and are giving tickets on the
for every 25c cash purchase and our
prices are cheaper than ever. We have the
largest and most complete stock in the city
to choose from, anything and everything
to choose from. Something to make the
old young and the youug happy. We
are also headquarters for everything in
the hardware line, Heating Stoves and
Cook Stoves without number. : : : :
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
C. S. EASTON,
THE YE'E HERE !
will not have to wait.
Bright, new and handsome,
each one perfectly finished
and the prettiest line ever shown
in Columbus. No useless trap
pings on these buggies the price
is put into material, workman
ship and finish. Each one is
ready to hitch your horse to, and
the price won't make a heavy load
to carry. They're here, but
they're going. Can't I sent! one
your way? Inquiry and inspec
tion desired. :::::::
East 13th Street,
Call and See Our New
Don't wait until every thine has been
Sicked over. We carry a lull line of
fall Paper, Paint, Plastlce, VarnUhe,
Brushes, Wlndtw Shades, Sash Rods.
Floer Wax and every thing pertaining
to the needs of a good housekeeper.
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Estimates Cheerfully Fmrmished.
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