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VOLUME XXXIII.-NUMBER 47.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WElgNESDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1903.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.711
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SIGN A PROTOCOL
INCREASE OF CUSTOM DUTY
Claims to Be Adjusted by a Commis
sion Of Whom It Will Consist
Commissioners to Meet in Caracas
on the 1st of June Next.
WASHINGTON Secretary Hay, for
the United States, and Mr. Bowen, for
Venezuela, on Tuesday signed a pro
tocol providing for the adjustment of
United States claims against Venexu
ela by a commission to meet at Car
acas. . This commission will consist of two
members, a Venezuelan and an Ameri
can, to be appointed respectively by
Presidents Castro and Roosevelt, and
in the event of disagreement an um
pire to be appointed by the qneen of
The commissioners are to meet in
Caracas on June 1 to make awards
which arc to be paid out of 30 per
cent of the customs receipts at Puerto
Cabello and La Guayra. The Hague
tribunal is to decide what proportion
of this 30 per cent comes to America
and what proportion goes to other
It is expected that the minister for
foreign affairs will be appointed as
Venezuela's representative and that
cither Mr. Bowen or Mr. Russell, the
United States charge, will be named
to represent the United States.
Baron Gevers, the minister for the
Netherlands, railed at the state de
partment Tuesday and gave notice of
the acceptance by Queen Wilhelmina
of the task imposed upon her, her
consent having been previously sought
by both parties to the arbitration.
Some light is thrown upon the un
pleasant reference made by. Mr. Hag
gard, the British minister at Caracas,
to United States Charge Russell and
published in the British blue book
Monday by a naval officer now sta
tioned at Washington, who was in Ven
ezuelan waters and frequently at the
American legation during the period
referred to by Mr. Haggard. Without
going into details it apears in this
officer's statement that by trying to
assist some British citizens in their
distress without first losing the time
necessary to hunt up and confer with
the minister, the American legation in
curred the ill will of Mr. Haggard, and
the difficulty got to be rather personal,
co that all the exchanges hetween the
two ministers have since been of a
most formal character.
The navy department Tuesday re
ceived the following cablegram from
Commander Diehl of the Marietta,
dated Willerastad, February 17:
"Raised blockade. War vessels with
drawn all Tflockaded ports.
NEW YORK The Associated Press
lias rereived the following cable from
"CARACAS. Monday. Feb. If.. 1
charge the Associated Press to trans
mit, together with my gratitude, my
sentiments of deference to the people
or the United States.
"PRESIDENT CIPRIANO CASTRO."
GETS THE AMERICAN MILLIONS.
Another English Earl Trades Title for
WASHINGTON, D. C r-rs. Wiiiiam
Thaw, formerly or Pittsburg, but now
residing in Washington, on Tuesday
announced the engagement of her
daughter. Miss Alice Thaw, to the earl
Miss Thaw inherited $1,000,000 in
her own right from her father, who
was an iron manufacturer, and will
xncceed to another large fortune on the
death of her mother.
No date has been set for the wed
ding. She first met the carl of Yar
mouth, who is the eldest son of the
marquis aof Hertford; about three
New Greek Letter Fraternity.
WASHINGTON, D. C A new secret
leteter fraternity named the Sigma
Nu Phi, designed to embrace chapters
iu all the law schools of the United
States, has filed articles of incorpor
ation here. Members of other fra
ternities will not be admitted. The
membership will be confined entirely
to undergraduates of law schools and
alumni associations and their facul
ties. It is proposed ultimately to own
a fraternity house in Washington and
to publish a paper here. The incor
porators -are members of the faculty
and under graduates of the National
University School of Law.
EARTHQUAKES IN MEXICO.
Houses Thrown Down in Several
MEXICO CITY The state of Guer
rero continues to report many and
somewhat alarming earthquakes. Chll
pancingo, which two years ago was al
most destroyed by an earthquake, now
reports another, which threw down
houses, as also happened in the towns
of Chilapa, San Diego and Mexical.
Cattle Disease Serious.
BOSTON. According to Dr. D. E.
Salmon, who has come on from Wash
ing, the foot and mouth disease in
southeastern Massachusetts is of a
more serious mature than has been re
alized in this state.
He says more precaution is aeces
sat7 than those ia charge of iaiected
asinals have beea willing to take if
the disorder is to ha stamped out with
in a short time.
MILES IS AT HOME.
The General Talks ef His Recent Trie
NEW YORK Lieutenant General
Nelson A. Miles, commanding the Uni
ted States army, his wife and party,
arrived here Monday on the Lucania.
They have been abroad five months,
and in that time have been around
One feature of the trip across the
Atlantic for the general was the send
ing of a Marconigram to King Edward
MI February 9. When the Lucania
was eighty miles from the Marconi
station at Crook Haven, General Miles
.sent the following message:
"Midocean greeting, with best
wishes for happiness and health to
his majesty and the royal family."
To which the following reply was
received by cable on the arrival of
"1 have submitted your message to
the king. I am commanded by his
majesty to thank you for your good
wishes and to say for him that it af
forded him much gratification to re
ceive it at Windsor.
With the general were Colonel and
Mrs. M. P. Maus, Henry Clark Rousea
of New York, F. B. Wiiborg of Cin
cinnati. Mrs. Miles and Sherman HoyL
Colonel Whitney was with the party
when they left this country, but return
ed some weeks ago.
To his interviewers General Miles
"I have been abroad for five months.
I left September 11 for the Pacific
coast, and there made an inspection
of the forts and coast defenses from
Puget Sound to Southern California.
"Oa October 1 we sailed on the
transport Thomas. We stopped at
Honolulu, the Sandwich islands, and
then sailed for Guam. We touched
at the island, then continued to the
Philippines. We spent a month there.
I examined the military situation and
visited the principal stations and forts
and inspected the troops. There were
no serious hostilities at that time. The
20,000 troops there were in fine shape.
"We then went to Nagasaki, Hong
Kong and Canton.
"The Japanese army is very well
equipped and disciplined; so is the
navy. When I was there they were
discussing the question of raising a
large fund for the equipment of the
navy. In the army they have most
modern appliances. The Japanese are
efficient in their system. The system
of inspection and routine is much the
same as ours. They pay a great deal
of attention to drills, physical condi
tion and gymnastic exercise. Tne corps
of the Tokio academy numbers about
as many cadets as we have at West
Point and it is a well constructed and
Continuing, the general said the par
ty went from Japan to Port Arthur and
thence to Pekin.
"I remained there a short time. We
have there a small detachment of
troops the legation guard at the cap
ital. Everything there is quiet. We
weie accorded an audience by the em
peror and the dowager empress. They
received us with a great deal of cour
tesy and attention. We saw the
troops of the Chinese army and the
troops of the allied forces which are
General Miles' party, went through
northern China to Siberia, passing
through Manchuria en route and on to
Coal Dealers Must Pay.
CHICAGO The arguments were be
gun in Judge Horton's court Monday
to determine whether the nine indict
ed officials of the Retail Coal Dealers'
association of Illinois and Wisconsin
should be granted a new trial. The
proceedings followed the rendering of
a pro forma verdict several days ago,
and the imposition of a $100 fine upon
each of the defendants. Judge Hor
ton's decision in the argument for a
new trial is the point sought in the
first instance and is awaited with
SEES SALVATION IN TRUSTS.
Holds Combines Alone Able to Meet
BERLIN. Minister O. Comerie Mel
Ier. in the course of an address in the
chamber of commerce, said:
"The United States will be Ger
many's chief competitor in the world's
markets in the future. We must
therefore learn from the Americans
to adopt their business methods, the
salient feature of which Is the concen
tration of capital and trade into
The strong repugnance existing in
Germany against such combinations
will certainly be replaced in time by
a better view, especially after the
evils of the syndicates have been re
moved. HOUSE WELL ADVANCED.
The Appropriation Rills are Nearly All
WASHINGTON. The appropriation
bills are well advanced in the house
for this stage of the session. With
nearly three weeks remaining only
three supply bills remain to he acted I
Two of these, the naval aad fortifi
cation bills, are on the calendar and
will be passed this week. Delays of
these bills in the senate, however,
mow promise to crowd things during
the iaal hoars.
The Fowler currency bill, which has
been postponed from time to time, is
to.have a special rule making it a con
tinuing order at the first opfortamity
this week. Bat if it reaches the state
otcoosideratisn it will he side tracked'
whenever an appropriation bin or con
ference report is ready.
THE NAVAL BILL
MEASURE PASSES LOWER HOUSE
MANY AMENOMENTS OFFERED
Naval Vessels May Be State Built
Government to Refuse All Contracts
if Builders Enter into Combination.
WASHINGTON. At the end of a
protracted session the house on Thurs
day passed the naval appropriation
bill. Many, amendments were offered
to the provisions relating to the in
crease of the personnel and the author
ization of the new ships to be built.
The most important amendment
adopted authorized the secretary of
the navy, In his . discretion. to.pr-.
chase or contract for submarine tor
pedo boats after invesigation of their
As passed the bill provides for three
H3W battleships and an armored crui
ser, two steel straining ships and one
wooden brig for training purposes, in
addition to the submarine boats dis
Without preliminary business the
house proceeded with the considera
tion of the naval appropriation bill.
An amendment was adopted giving
members of congress whose districts
are not now represented at the naval
academy the privilege of immediately
appointing cadets to fill such vacan
cies. Mr. Dick (O.) offered an 'amend
ment, which was adopted, to provide
for the summary expulsion of any
naval cadet found guilty of hazing.
When the paragraph providing for
the increase of the navy was reached
Mr. Mudd (Md.) a member of the
naval committee, raised a point of or
der against those sections providing
that the machinery and material used
in the construction of the ships au
thorized should be of domestic manu
facture and authorizing the secretary
of the navy in case of a combination
of bidders to have the ships construct
ed in government yards.
Mr. Gillett (Mass.) sustained the
point of order, whereupon Mr. Kitchin
(N. C.) appealed. The chair was sus
tained 109 to 88.
Mr. Fitzgerald (N. Y.) raised a point
of order against the provision requir
ing the construction of the ships au
thorzide by the bill "by contract" and
the words were struck out.
An amendment was then adopted,
reinserting the provision requiring the
use of domestic machinery and ma
terials in the construction of the-ships.
Mr. Taylor (O.) on behalf of the
naval committee, offered an amend
ment authorizing the secretary of the
navy in his discretion to expend $5,
000,000 for submarine torpedo boats
tested and found to be acceptable to
The amendment was agreed to, 84
By unanimous consent the provision
which had gone out on a point of or
der authorizing the secretary of the
navy to construct the ships in govern
ment yards was restored.
The committee rose and the naval
appropriation bill was passed.
SAYS THE MONEY HAS GONE.
Chairman of Montana House Com
mittee Makes Serious Charges.
HELENA, Mont Chairman Everitt
of the Montana house committee on
irrigation and water rights, to which
was referred resolutions calling for in
vestigation of the state arid lands
committee, announced in the house
Tuesday that inquiry had developed
evidence of a shortage and that $30,
000 received by certain members of
the commission had not been applie.l
as the law directs. The charge was
made that the money had been mis
appropriated. On motion of Mr. Ev
eritt the committee was allowed $300
to employ counsel and a stenographer
with which to further prosecute an in
vestigation. HE RETURNS TO MISSOURI.
Cole Younger Goes to the Scenes of
His Earlier Life.
ST. PAUL, Minn. Cole Younger, the
pardoned bandit, left St. Paul and Min
nesota Saturday for his old home in
Missouri, which he has not seen in
twenty-seven years, when he left it to
participate in the memorable North
field bank raid, which resulted in his
arrest and imprisonment.
Younger had planned to leave SL
Paul Monday, but he received a tele
gram Saturday afternoon stating that
his sister was seriously ill at Lee's
Summet, Mo., and he decided to leave
at once. He cannot, under the con
ditions of the pardon, return to Min
nesota. He said he intended to locate
in Dallas, Texas, and would probably
go into the stockralsing business.
Garfield Gets Good Place.
WASHINGTON, D. C The presi
dent Tuesday seat to the senate the
nomination of Jomes Rndolph Gar
field of Ohio, to be commissioner of
corporations in the department of
commerce and labor.
Legislators Almost Fight.
OLYMPIA. Wash. As a climax to
the most exciting morning of the ses
sion, the railroad commission bill in
the house was declared indefinitely
postponed on a viva voce vote at noon
on Tuesday and the house adjourn
ed amid an sproar. in which friends
of the commission bill hurled anathe
mas at Speeaker Hare, aad the speaker
and Representative Lewis almost came
IN LOWER HOUSE.
ReprotenHtives Indulge n
WASHINGTON, D. C The
on Wednesday by a majority of 2 to
1 rejected the conference report, ofj
the army appropriation because of Kb
provisions for the retirement of civil!
war officers at the advanced grade,
and permitting officers to deposit mon
ey with the government at 3 per cent
interest. The house emphatically
voted against, both propositions and.
sent the bill back to conference.
The proceedings on the conference
report were enlivened by a sharp per
sonal clash between Mr. Hull of" Iowa
and Mr. Slayden of Texas. The re
mainder of the day was devoted to the
naval bill. Slow progress was' made,
only twenty' pages .being covered. f
Mr. Hay of Virginia, one of the. con
ferees, was one of those who strenu
ously opposed the adoption 'of the
army bill, because of the provision
for the retirement of army officers
who served in the civil war with an
additional grade and the provisions
permitting officers to deposit their
money with the government, such de
posits to draw 3 per cent interest. Ho
expressed the opinion that the latter
provision would establish a danger
ous precedent; that it would lead to
the granting of the same privilege to
naval officers who might be extended
to civil employes of the government.
He characterized it "paternalism run
Mr. Slayden (Tex.) charged Mr.
Hull with bad faith in not giving the
house a chance for a vote .on the de
posit amendment. He said Mr. Hull
had promised a vote.
"I desire to say," interposed Mr.
Hull, "that the statement is not true."
"The gentleman's courtesy," retort
ed Mr. Slayden, "is equal to his ver
acity. It is a cheap form of debate
which permits the gentleman to in
dulge in the expression he has used
and only the fact that I am at the
bar of the house restrains me from re
plying to his blackguardism as it de
serves." The democratic applause
was prolonged at this point.
This sharp colloquy aroused the
house and Mr. Mann of Illinois un
dertook to rebuke Mr. Slayden. He
said he was surprised that Mr. Slay
den should use an expression "far
worse" than that employed by Mr.
"The gentleman's idea of good man
ners does not especially commend it
self to me," replied Mr. Slayden, who
proceeded, to say that only very strong
provocation had induced him to say
what he had. He then quoted from
the record to show that Mr. Hull had
virtually pledge the house an opportu
nity to vote on this proposition.
Mr. Stevens of Minnesota then mov
ed the adoption of the conference re
port. Mr. Cannon protested against the
manner in which appropriation bills
were loaded by. the senate with all
sorts of legislative provisions that
were not in order in the house. The
practice, he declared, not only demor
alized appropriation bills, but would
breed scandal and deserved criticism;
"In the house," said he "we legis
late under rules. In another body,
the senate, they legislate under unan
imous consent. Gentlemen know what
that means." (General applause.)
Mr. Richardson of Tennessee, in op
posing the conference report, declared
that whether he bad sought to do so
or not, Mr. Hull had misled the house.
Mr. Hull concluded the debate. He
defended his position, calling attention
to what he stated 'at the time the bill
went to conference, to what occurred
in the committee on military affairs,
to show that he had carried out in
structions. He said personally be
would have preferred to have allowed
the house to pass upon the antago
nized amendments separately.
The conference report was voted
down, 33 to 69. The house by specific
votes insisted upon its disagreement
to the retirement and officers deposit
amendements. The bill was sent back
to conference and the house resumed
consideration of the naval appropria
Carnegie the Best Rich Man.
NEW YORK Addressing a meeting
of the St Vincent de Paul society at
Carnegie hall Morday night, Bishop
John Lancaster Spalding of Peoria re
ceived great applause when he declar
ed that great wealth is almost certain
to degrade the possessor of it, andout
of all the men who are known to
reckon their possessions in the mil
lions, he named only one Andrew
Carnegie as a man able to rise above
Monster Aerolite Falls.
SALT LAKE, Utah. A special to
the Tribune from Bingham, Utah,
"A large meteor struck the earth in
the vicinity of this place at 4:04
o'clock Saturday morning. The fall
nig body, when it collided with the
earth, caused windows to rattle aad
the house to tremble, while a sound
like a mighty clap of thunder awak
ened the inhabitants from their sleep.
The people thought there had been an
earthquake and much alarm was felt
until the true nature of the shock was
Arbitration with Domingo.
WASHINGTON; D. C The issues
betv.-ecn Sar. Domingo and the United
States, arising from claims of the lat
ter country, are in a fair way to. be
amicably and satisfactorily adjusted
by arbitration through the efforts of
NINE LIVES LOST
FATAL- FIRE IN A CEDAR RAPIDS,
WESTS LEAP FN WWNWS
Soma Escape Flames Only to Meet
Death on the Pavement Below
Yeung Men's Christian Association
'Delegates Among the Victims.
CEDAR RAPIDS. Ia. Nine lives?
according to the best information ob
tainable under difficulties, were lost
in a ire which Friday morning de
stroyed the Clifton hotel in this city.
The fire started at 2:30 and at 10
the smouldering debris furnished so
fierce a heat that search for bodies
was impossible. The list of the dead
may prove longer than the number
given, bat it is hoped that the informa
tion which accounts for all but this
number is correct.
Two persons were fatally injured
and forty-two more hurt more or less
severely, mostly by jumping, from
windows. The work of identification
is complicated by the loss of the hotel
register, which was burned.
The hotel, a throe-story veneer
structure, is said to have been a ver
itable fire trap. The flames started
in a pile of rubbish in the basement,
presumably ignited by defective elec
tric light wires.
The night clerk was on the third
floor when the cry of fire, raised by
a bell boy, startled him. He took up
the cry and in an instant the hall
ways were choked with frightened
guests. A rush was made for the
stairways. It was then that the crowd
already collected in the street heard
heart-rending cries of anguish and
desperation, for the fire, feeding rav
enously on the tinderlike material of
the lower floor, had completely cut off
There followed a stampede for the
windows, the only means of exit left.
The street below was now filled with
.a crowd scarcely less frantic than the
dspairing ones in the fast burning
"It was like a Bore picture of In
ferno sprung to life," said one spec
tator in describing the scene. "The
flames, looking blood-red from reflec
tion against the snow, lit up the pale,
drawn faces of the people in the win
dows, with a glow that was unearthly."
The victims were literally driven
by the flames to jump. Nearly every
one of them lingered to the last mo
ment, urged by the people below -to
wait as long as possible in the hope
of assitsance. Then a cry would tell
that the fire had reached' them or the
smoke had made it imposible to
breathe, and one after another jumped,
some to the street, and some, more
fortunate, to the roofs of buildings ad
joining. In a short space of time the
street was filled with men and wo
men, bruised and battered, with brok
en limbs and half crazed. All were
in their night garments.
In an hour St. Luke's hospital con
tained fifteen injured, while many
more, chiefly those who had escaped
with comparatively slight hurts, were
being cared for in buildings near the
scene of the tragedy.
Some who jumped owe their livc3 to
the fact that their falls were broken
by telegraph wires which interposed
in their downward flight. A number
of the guests who were able to con
verse calmly following their escape de
clared that they bad stumbled over
prostrate bodies as they rushed to the
The flames literally were chasing
them, and the smoke made it almost
impossible to breathe. The proprietor
of the hotel placed his estimate of the
number of people in the building at
between -seventy and eighty. Many of
them were delegates to the state con
vention of the Young Men's Christian
The President Invited.
WASHINGTON. Senator Kearns of
Utah and Dietrich of Nebraska, Will
iam Glassman, mayor of Ogdcn, Utah,
and Edward Rosewater, editor of
the Omaha Bee, have invited Presi
dent Roosevelt to attend the eleventh
irrigation congress to be held in Og
den on September 9, 10 and 11. The
president said he probably would not
be able to attend tb congress.
General Foote Retires.
WASHINGTON. Brigadier General
Morris C. Foote, recently confirmed,
was retired on Friday. He was for
merly colonel of the Twenty-eighth
infantry and has been serving with
his regiment In the Philippines.
Cattle Shrivel Before Cold.
PIERRE, S. D. Alarming reports
come from the snow belt on the range
of losses of stock during the cold pe
riod. Cattle badly nourished have
simply shriveled before the cold
blasts. The losses will be heavy on
both sides of the Missouri river. On
the east side most of the ranches
have a supply of hay. West of the
river the snow belt extends out fifty
miles aad beyond that the grazing is
Small Blaze in the House.
WASHINGTON, D. C Some little
excitemeat was created in the house
of representatives jast before that
body convened Tuesday, by the discov
ery of a. slight blaze In the flooring' of
the east reserved gallery. The floor
lag had caught Are from a defective
fine ia the democratic cloak room and
when discovered-about fifteen feet of
the moMiag wai "ablaze. The blaze
was extinguished and the members'
suffered mo iacoaveaieace.
MAN TO FEED WYOMING ELK.
Jeten-Yellowstone Superintendent Has
Hay-Fed Wild Animals.
NEW YORK Steps were taken here
Tuesday to save 10,000 starving elk
oa. the Jeton-Yellowstone reserves in
Wyoming. Seven feet of snow cov
ers their feeding ground and temper
atures as low as 40 degrees behxv
zero have added to their sufferings.
News of the critical condition of
the elk herds reached here from the
chief of tfie United States rangers to
A. A. Anderson, a special superin
tendent of the Jeton-Yellowstone re
serves, who spends his winters in New
Mr. Anderson at once ordered that
a temporary supply of wild hay, at his
own expense, be distributed as soon as
possible at convenient, points by tho
force of thirty rangers. He then pro
posed that $1,500 to $2,000 be raised
here by subscription to purchase more
wild bay .and it is believed .uat prom
inent persons will support the plan.
LOOKING UP IRRIGATION.
A Lincoln Attorney Investigating as to
Plans Mapped Out.
WASHINGTON. Mr. A. E. Harvey,
an attorney of Lincoln, is in the city
looking after irrigation matters in Ne
braska. In company with Mr. Shallcn
berger he called upon Professor New
ell, chief hydrographcr of the geologi
cal survey, to ascertain what plans
had been mapped out for experiments
in Nebraska. Mr. Newell state3 that
before any irrigation projects can be
started in Nebraska, it would be nec
essary for the citizens there to per
fect some plans concerning the use
of the waters store J; that is, if the
government begins any projects they
must have some assurance that the
land irrigated would be taken by the
citizens at least at the cost of irriga
tion, so that the government would
not be out anything. Mr. Newell said
that was his understanding of the bill;
that, the government should be reim
bursed for the money spent by the
sale of the lands Irrigated.
CHILDREN IN A WRECK.
Killed and Thirty or More
NEWARK, N. J. A fast express on
the Lackawanna railway cut through
a trolly car crowded with school chil
dren at the Clifton avenue crossing
Thursday.- -Eight of the children were
killed and thirty or more injured. The
motorman of the car, who stuck to his
post, will die, and the engineer of the
express was so badly hurt that there is
little hope of his recovery.
Both the express and the trolly were
on steep grades, going at right angles.
The express was signalled, and cross
ing gates were lowered while tho
street car was yet only half way down
the bill. The motorman immediately
turned off the power and applied the
brakes, but the car slipped along the
Icy rails. It gained tremendous mo
Vnentum, and at the bottom of the hill
crashed through the gates directly in
the track of the oncoming train. The
locomotice ploughed its way through
the trolly, throwing the children iu
CATTLE DISEASE IN MEXICO.
Pending an Investigation Entry of
Live Stock Will Be Stopped.
WASHINGTON. Secretary Wilson
said on Thursday that the British gov
ernment had received advices from one
of its consuls in Mexico to the effect
that foot and mouth disease had brok
en out at San Luis Pcstcsi. and that
the department of agriculture acting
on the British representations, had di
rected Inspector Shaw of the bureau
of animal industry, to make a thor
- Dr. Shaw is now in the neighbor
hood of the reported outbreak. Pend
ing his report the entry of iivc stock
from Mexico bus been interdicted.
Theer are no official advices to this
government to indicate the presence
of the disease on the Mexican border.
Strike Commission at Work.
WASHINGTON, D. C The anthra
cite coal strike commission met here
Thursday to begin the work of form
ulating their conclusions and framing
their report. All the members of the
.commission were present. The ses
sions will be held behind closed doors
and are likely to continue for a coi
cidcrable period of time.
Turkey Makes It Clear.
SOFIA, Bulgaria In her recent note
to Burgaria, Turkey declines to ac
cept the Burgarian government's dec
laration an to the non-existence of rev
olutionary bands in Macedonia and
warns Bulgaria that explicit instruc
tions have been sent to the Turkish
authorities to prevent the disturbance.
This note is regarded as being intend
ed to justify Turkey's military activ
ity. Want Wireless Service in China.
VICTORIA, B. C According to ad
vices received here Italy has asked
the Chinese government for a conces
sion to establish a wireless telegraphic
service between Pekin and Taku.
Ccrtelyou a Cabinet Officer.
WASHINGTON, D. C The presi
dent on Monday sent the following
nominations to the senate: George B.
Cortelyon of New York, ta he secret
tary of commerce and labor.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Warden A. D. Beemer has
charge of the penitentiary.
Farmers around Dorchester met aad
organized a grain shipping company.
At Plattsmouth, Dave Hiles. a bridge
workman had his left arm aad hand
badly crushed as the result of a heavy
timber falling on him.
J. H. Gray, a brakeniaa on the Un
ion Pacific, was killed at Clarks, pre
sumably by falling from a car. Gray
was a single man, but was soon to be
Mr. Foster, the elderly, geatleman
residing near Nelson, who on February
1 drove a razor into his neck with the
intention of severing all earthly ties,
is recovering slowly.
Mrs. Martha Youngren, about 7
years jold, an iamate of the Clay. coun
ty poor house, was found frozen to
death. She was slightly demented
and had left the house during the night
by a window.
Bert F. Clark, living seven miles
northeast of Springvew, was arrested
on a warrant sworn out by his mother-in-law.
Mrs. John Demmer, charging
him with rape on his wife's sister, a
girl 17 years old.
By the explosion of a gasoline engine
at EI Reno. Okl., Albert Chapman, a
brother of Attorney L. C. Chapman of
Tecumseb. was instantly killed. The
deceased was unmarried and his home
was at Hutchinson, Kan.
G. McKinney, a brakeman oa the
SL J. 4b G. I. railroad, had his foot
cut off ia the west end of the yards at
Grand Island. He was about to alight
from the engine and slipped, the tender
wheels passing over his foot.
Near Fairmont, while hunting rab
bits together with three other boys,
Walter, the 16-year-old son of James
Dorrance, shot himself through the
wrist. The shot cut into his arm and
came out below the elbow, making a
Dr. Pearson, a well known physician
of Dodge, was brought before the com
missioners of insanity and adjudged a
fit subject for confinement in an in
sane asylum. The doctor has been in
poor health for some time and his
condition is very serious.
The Beatrice bloodhounds, in charge
of their keeper, were called to Bladen
to trail some petty thieves who It Is
believe have committed various minor
offenses at that town the past few
months. The hounds were taken to a
store that bad been burglarized.
J. M. Maher, a well known farmer
living near Fremont, received a pair
of South African geese. The birds
stood their long journey well and were
In first class condition. They are
much larger than native varieties of
geese and of different shape and ap
pearance. The Travelers Protective Associa
tion of America, of the state of Ne
braska, will hold its annual state con
vention in Omaha April 24 aad 25.
The dales were decided upon at a
meeting of the board in Lincoln.
Fifteen members of the Nebraska
legislature, representing the house and
senate committees ou appropriations,
who visited the Iowa state college at
Ames. Iowa, to investigate the work
of the agricultural department, will re
port in favor of making an appropria
tion of $100,000 for the Nebraska agri
cultural college at Lincoln.
Mrs. Nancy Taylor of Fremont ha3
brought suit against the Union Pa
cific Railroad company to recover the
sum of 120,000. She alleges in her pe
tition that in Octobce, 1900, she fell off
the platform of the defendant railroad
company's train at Council BIuff3.
broke her hip and sustained other seri
ous injuries from which she will never
Dr. Kerr, president of Beilevue col
lege, is in Minneapolis, upon the invi
tation of President Cyrus Northrup of
Minnesota university, to consult with
the representatives of the educational
institutions of Minnesota, Wisconsin.
North and South Dakota, Nebraska
and Iowa in regard to selecting the
Rhodes scholars, in accordance with
the will of Cecil Rhodes.
A letter received "by W. A. Fowler
of Ashland from his son, Shelby A.
Fowler, who has been in charge of a
store for several months near Heidel
berg. Transvaal, states that he expect
ed to start about February 15 for a
short visit with his parents. He will
then return to South Africa and ex
pects to take charge of a general store
for an aged Beer merchant at a salary
of 1,000, or nearly 5,0C0 a year.
Fowler has been absent from Ashland
over two years.
In a fight in the school room at Hy
annis between Prof. Hill, recently. of
Wisncr, Neb., principal of the schools
there, and three big boys. Prof. Hill
shot one of them. Henry Bccm, and
seriously wounded him.
Robert G. Mitchell, who lived on a
farm about ten miles southwest of
McCook, was instantly killed by his
brother-in-law, Ed Lincoln. Lincoln
was subject to fits, from which he had
been suffering severely. This derang
ed him and the murder was the prob
State Oil Inspector J. E. Hays has
filed his report for the month of Janu
ary showing that the receipts of the
office exceeded expenditures by $780,
which amount is turned over to the
A horse and buggy, the property of
Henry Cook, a farmer, was stolen from
the front of O. J. Corl's store in Fair
mont. The animal Is a bay gelding
weighing twelve hundred pounds, with
white star in forehead and one ear
clipped, twelve years old. and ia good
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