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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1905.
ME XXXV. NUMBER 45.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,768.
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ideurre of l'rank b lakes.
ihis t-outhwest of Colunibus,
Imed to the ground yestor-
.vrticulars have not vet been
here giving the origin of the
School of Agriculture.
enciug January 2, llKKi, the
ity of Nebraska offers a course
uctien in the principles and
of agriculture. The course
the subjects of soils, field crops,
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g, itutter nnu cneese umHtug,
ftntl judging of live stock,
of farm nuitnals, horticulture,
ork, farm machinery, and
No examinations are requir-
uid seem that many 6tudouts
;h:s county should attend and
1 vantage of the instruction oil
'or the knowledge gained will
ly enable young farmers to get
returns from their land but
lso help them nave money in
ng on farm work.
Real Estate Transfers.
her. Ifockenberger & Chambers
tate agents, report tho follow
si estate transfers recently filed
ottice of county clerk.
Willanis to G.H.Kelley
Smith to E. Nuther, It
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It 7 and S blk :;i, Stevens
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,d Hulst sub., of out lot 1
Kallev to J.J.Williams,
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Wnener to Aug Wagner,
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DR. WALKER AGAIN.
A complaint was filed with the
county court tcday bv a man by the
name of ChriFtenfen against Dr. Walk
er of Lindsay, for practicing medicine
without license, his license havinir
been annulled some time ago by the
rtate board cf health.
Judge Rattermau refused to issue a
warrant without bond, and the com
plainant say-: h will fcrnl.-h bond to
nmrrow. In the case of Thos. Kush vs John
Matea, the plaintiff was awarded $."0
damages. Tho case was one in which
the plaintiff sued for damages on
account of an overworked horse.
In an action in district conrt Elise
Herniger et al sue Elsie 2 woili and
Mary Lannan for 2,000.
(From Tin New.)
Billy McCord was np from Oolum
bas last week. He retnrned Saturday
to pack np the stock of dxy good be
longing to Geo. Lewis, which will be
shipped to Albion and become a part
of Morehead & Co.'s stock. Mr. Mc
Cord will work for the new firm.
Dr. G. W. Bartlett, who has been
practicing here for a couple years past
and apparently was doing a good bus
iness, left town very nnceremonionslv
last week. Since then his wife and
household furniture have also gone.
Jnst why he went, or whv he went so
precipitously, we aon't know, xne
many rumors are conflicting, and it is
immaterial which one is correct.
Likewise the place where he has gone
is a subject of controversy among the
gossips. We have plenty of good doc
il PU ON SIRHE
SCORE OF PEOPLE KILLED IN
F'GHTS WITH TROOPS.
FRESH TROUBLE IN WARSAW
Operations in Manchuria at a Stand
still Father Gopon Said to Be in
Switzerland -Russia Cannot Now
Su Petersburg. Feb. 8. For the mo
dent the startling crime ia Helsing
fors has withdrawn attention from the
strike situation throughout Russia.
The events in Poland and the Cau-
ca.:s. however, are quite serious
enough in themselves. Disorders in
lhe smaller industrial towns of Po
land havo added more than a score
to the total of the killed and troops
have been sent to Warsaw and Kutuo,
eighty-three miles west of Warsaw, to
quell uprisings there. The strike con
ditions in the Caucasus are "oecoming
worse and traffic of the Trans-Caucasian
railway is interrupted.
A large nail factory in the Vassill
Ostroff section was burned and re
ports of incendiarism were current.
The central committee of the Rus
sian Social Democratic Workmen's
party has issued a violent proclama
tion, which has been widely circulated
in the factories of St. Petersburg,
calling on the operatives to array
themselves under flfe red flag of so
cial democracy and prepare for an
armed renewal of the January demon
strations. The proclamation bitterly
assails church and state and the
higher classes, and concludes: "In
order to gain victory we must organ
ize a vast workmen's army. Then
again will we start for the palace to
present our demands, not with ikons
and not with supplications, but with
arms in our hands under the blood red
standard of the Russian Social Demo
The renewed peace talk, resulting
from the visits of Ambassador Cassinl
and Minister Takahira at the state
department in Washington and the
conferences of Ambassador Durand
and Mr. Spring-Rice, first secretary of
the British embassy at St. Petersburg,
with President Roosevelt on Sunday,
finds not the slightest echo in official
and diplomatic circles in St. Peters
burg, where Emperor Nicholas' oft-repeated
declaration that the war must
be carried to a satisfactory conclusion,
remains the keynote of the situation.
The present current of press and pub
lic opinion in Russia appears to be
setting towards peace. The newspa
pers no longer proclaim the necessity
of continuing the war at all costs.
Father Gopon in Switzerland.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 8. Father
Gopon. the leader of the workmen of
St. Petersburg, in the affair of Jan. 22.
is now known to be In Switzerland.
ASSASSIN IS NOW IDENTIFIED
Man Who Killed Finnish Official Is
Helsingfors. Finland. Feb. 8. The
assassin of Soisalon Soiningen, pro
curator general of Finland, who was
shot and killed at his residence by a
young man dressed in an officer's uni
form, has been identified as Karl
Lenard Hohenthal. formerly a student
at the Imperial Alexander university
here. Hohenthal, who laterly had
lived in Stockholm, returned to Fin
land Jan. 13. He maintains obstinate
silence under examination. Senator
Ackerman, who has assumed the du
ties of procurator of the senate, is
directing the investigation of the
crime. The wounds inflicted on the
assassin by the son of Soiningen are
not of a dangerous character.
Situation at Lodz.
Lodz. Feb. S. It is estimated that
the number of men at work is slightly
less than yelerday. The workmen
appear to be effectually terrorized by
the strikers. The manufacturers are
holding conferences daily, but thus
far have been uable to agree upon a
definite policy. The governor main
tains a firm position between the par
ties and declares that if the manu
facturers close their shops he will re
gard them and treat them exactly as
strikers. Strikers attempted to rescue
an arrested comrade who was in the
hands of the soldiers. The latter
fired, wounding three of the strikers.
A strike was declared at Wloclawek.
RATE BILL DEBATE IN HOUSE
McCaU of Massachusetts Points Out
Objections to Measure.
Washington, Feb. 8. The feature
of the debate in the house on the
freight rate bill was the speech of
McCall (Mass.). who, in opposing the
proposed legislation, declared that it
was not to be imagined that the su
preme court would stand between the
government and its victim, following
that utterance up wiih the statement
that the courts usually reflected the
policy of the party in pewer.
The views of the speakers as to
legislation needed were many and
varied, but with the exception of Mc
Call and Sibley (Pa.), all were agreed
that the time had arrived for the
granting of relief. The names of
William J. Bryan and President
Roosevelt figured prominently m tne
discussion, the allegation being made
from the Democratic side of the cham
ber that the president in his recent
message to congress on the subject
of rate legislation only reiterated the
views of Mr. Bryan and the declara
tions of the Democratic party in three
Disastrous Blaze at Manning, la.
Manning, la., Feb. 8. Fire in the
business district of Manning, la.,
caused a loss of $35,000. For a time
the fire threatened to destroy the
business section of the town. Fire
departments from Carroll and Manilla
assisted in bringing the flames under
control. The principal losers are:
Voss & Frahm. saloon, $6,000; Leo
Gilbert Furniture company, $C,000;
Mutual Telephone company, $3,000;
Marshell department store, $18,000.
MEAT PRODUCERS CONVENE1
Corn Belt Association of Iowa Is Hold
ing Meeting at Des Moines.
Des Moines. Feb. 8. The second
annual meeting of the Corn Belt Meat
Producers of Iowa convened here,
with 100 delegates present. Commit
tees were appointed and the balance
of the day devoted to discussion of
Ex-Senator Harris of Chicago, prime
mover in the reorganization of the
National Live Stock association at
Denver, who was turned down by the
executive committee upon his invi
tation to the Iowa body for affiliation
with the National association, stated
that he was not here to interfere
with the Iovra body, but that he mere
ly "dropped in" in passing through
ihe city. Secretary A. E. de Riqules
of the American Caftle Growers' asso
ciation, an off-spring of the national
association, has been invited to ad
dress the Iowa body.
Former Governor Van Sant of Min
nesota and Governor Cummins of
Iowa spoke on the railroad rate issue.
They urged farmers and shippers of
Iowa to assert themselves for freight
rate regulation and hekl out hope
that by so doing they would get what
they wanted. The association de
clared Itself in favor of the Townsend
Esch bill in congress, denounced rail
road passes and asked their prohi
bition and indorsed President Roose
velt and the United States supreme
court. The convention also declared
that the Iowa delegation in congress
does not hear the voice of the people
as it should. The attendance at the
convention was large and representative.
RAILROAD BILLSJN NEBRASKA
Anti-Pass Measure and Freight Rate
Bill Introduced in House.
Lincoln, Feb. 8. A stringent anti
pass bill was introduced in the lower
house of the legislature. In addition
to prohibiting the giving or accept
ance of railroad passes, to all except
employes of the roads, it provides for
a reduction in passenger transporta
tion from 3 to 2!-! cents a mile and
the issuance of interchangeable mile
age books at 2 cents a mile. The
bill was drawn by George W. Berge.
A maximum freight rate bill was in
troduced in the house, fixing the rate
for live stock, grain, coal, fresh fruits
anr" building material. There are no
extensive schedules attached to the
bill, but on broad lines it provides for
a horizontal reduction of 10 per cent
A bill introduced in the senate com
pels railroads to furnish cars and
sidetracks to private shippers.
The special house committee ap
pointed last week to investigate
charges of attempted bribery in con
nection with a pending railroad bill
reported exonerating all those alleged
to have been concerned. The report
Editors Arranging for Convention.
Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Members of
the executive committee of the Na
tional Editorial association, to the
number of about fifty, met in this city
and made partial arrangements for the
annual national convention, to be held
at Guthrie. Okla., June 6, 7 and 8, and
for the extensive trip through the
west at the close of the convention.
Delegates and members of the na
tional association with their families
will meet in St. Louis on June 4 and
leave for Guthrie on the evening of
the same dav in snecial trains. On
June 9 the convention party will go
to San Francisco and then to Portland
to visit the Lewis and Clark expo
sition. Oregon Senate Endorses Mitchell.
Salem. Ore., Feb. 8. The state sen
ate, with one dissenting vote, adopted
a concurrent resolution expressing
confidence in United States Senator
John H. Mitchell and at the same
time proposing to adjourn sine die
not later than Feb. 17. It has been
reported that a certain faction in the
legislature had proposed to adjourn
to a fixed day, with the object of elect
ing a successor to Senator Mitchell
should he relinquish or be deprived
of his seat as a result of the indict
ment returned against him in connec
tion with the alleged land frauds.
Senator Mitchell's supporters, howev
er, insist on adjournment without date.
Mrs. Duke Set Free.
New York, Feb. 8. Mrs. Alice
Webb-Duke was discharged from cus
tody when arraigned in police court
after having been held a prisoner at
the request of the authorities of
Nacogdoches, county, Texas, who had
notified the local authorties that they
had an indictment against her. An
assistant district attorney told the
court that the Texas authorities did
not insist that Mrs. Duke be held for
Insurrection Is at an End.
Buenos Ayres, Feb. 8. The local
newspapers announce that the insur
rection has been suppressed at Cor
doba, the city to which it had been
restricted, without any further fight
ing. The insurgents surrendered un
conditionally and their leaders fled.
Elevator and Malting Plant Burns.
Cedar Rapids, la., Feb. 8. The
Bozen-Ryan elevator and malting
plant was destroyed by fire early this
orning. Estimated loss.. $200J00O.
Cossacks Use Bayonet.
8t. Petersburg. Feb. 8. The lull In
operations in Manchuria continues.
General Kouropatkin reports severe
frost. The Associated Press corre
spondent at Tsintschechid describes
a raid by a small Russian detachment
across the Shakhe river, threatening
communications to Feng Wang Chang,
and causing a panic among the Japa
nese. General Kouropatkin reports that
a detachment of Cossacks, command
ed by Prince Magaloff, attacked a vil
lage occupied by the Japanese the
Bight of Feb. 5, bayonetted fifty men
and retired without sustaining loss.
Bath CraM Da.
Mrs. Trait My husband Is a sort of
Jack of all trades; he can do almost
anything. Mrs. Gayboy And mine is
sort of jack of clubs; be belongs to
fifteen different societies and carfi do
J almost anybody! Detroit Free Press.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11.
AJJLj THE AFTERNOON
Special music. I program. Numerous selections with the New
Appollo Piaiiv, I layer. Special numbers by Miss Vesta Slater.
The last chance to see and hear the $500 Story & Clark piano
before it goes to the successful contestant.
Remember, the vote will be closed at noon, February 15th, and
the winner takes this beautiful instrument.
Grays' will make an extra supply of German-American Coffee for
those who visit the concert next Saturday.
Come prepared to eat, drink and listen, free, and to vote for your
favorite. The contest is close. Every vote is needed.
Following is the vote at noon today:
Mabel Campbell 'AJL4
Mary Wilson r'lwt:
Metta Hensley S'tt!
Leona Harbert qo
May Ziegler jj
Louise Marty 300
Bertha Groteluschen -0
SENATE PASSES THE JOINT
BILL NOW GOES TO CONFERENCE
Provides for Admission of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory to the Union
as a Single State and New Mexico
as Another Arizona Must Wait.
Washington, Feb. 8. After a con
tinuous sitting of almost nine hours
the senate passed the joint statehood
bill. As passed, the bill provides for
the admission of the states of Okla
homa, to be composed of Oklahoma
and Indian territory, and New Mexico
according to the present boundaries,
with Arizona eliminated.
The long session was charactered
by exciting incidents and many sur
prises. Beginning promptly upon the
convening- at 12 o'clock, the senate
proceeded to consider the various
amendment which had been suggest
ed by the committee on territories
and which had been passed over.
One of the first of these taken up was
the amendment prohibiting the sale
of intoxicating liquors, in what is now
Indian territory, for the next ten
years, and this was displaced with a
substitute offered by Gallingcr. which
extended the amendment to the entire
state for a period of twenty-one years,
and this was adopted.
fThe first surprise of the day came
when the committee accepted For
aker's amendment providing for a
separate vote by each of the terri
tories of Arizona and New Mexico on
the constitution to be adopted by the
proposed state of Arizona. That pro
vision had scarcely been made a part
of the bill when Bard presented his
amendment, which had been original
ly offered by Patterson, and which
provided for the admission of New
Mexico as a state without the addi
tion of Arizona. This amendment
proved to be the point around which
all the subsequent proceedings of im
portance revolved. It was at first
adopted by the close vote of 42 to 40.
This vote was taken while the senate
was sitting in committee of the whole
and was reversed in the senate proper
Are the proper thing for this kind of weather.
We sell the "FROST KING" and "FROST QUEEN"
also sevejal other good kinds. Better invest and
save a big doctor bill.
Chas. H. DacK, Druggist.
Joint Committee of Missouri and Kan
sas Legislatures at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Feb. 8. A joint com
mittee from the legislatures of Kan
sas and Missouri met at the stock
yards and questioned the president of
the Kansas City Stock Yards com
pany. C. F. Morse, and the general
manager, Eugene Rust, as to the con
dition of the yards. The purpose of
the inquiry was to obtain information
for use in discussing legislation hav
ing for its object the regulation o?
yardage charges and the price of hay
and grain. Such a measure is already
on the statutes of Kansas, making
the fee 15 cents a head for cattle,
whereas the company now charges 23
cents, its cattle department being or.
the Missouri side of the line. Thv
two legislatures hope to enact a law
simultaneously to legulate this am!
Manager of Lincoln Street Railway
Declines to Give Him Possession.
Lincoln, Feb. S District Judge
Holmes appointed L. J. Dunn, cashier
of the City National bank, receiver
of the Lincoln Street Railway corn
pay. After furnishing a bond in the
sum of $1,000,000. which was approved
by the court, Receiver Dunn made
formal demand for the property,
which was refused by Manager Cox
and Attorney Allen, acting for tho
company. No attempt was made to
secure forcible possession, but the re
ceiver and Messrs. Cox and Allen
are in joint possession. Representa
tions will be made to the court on be
half of Receiver Dunn and contempt
proceedings, it is said, suggested.
General Colby is Acquitted.
Omaha, Feb. 8. Judge Carland in
the United States district court hand
ed down a decision in the case of Gen
eral L. Wr. Colby, former adjutant
general of Nebraska, exonerating him
from the charge of . embezzlement.
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by the "tie" vote of 38 to 38.
Subsequently the senate decided by
a vote of 38 to 3G to entirely eliminate
New Mexico and Arizona from the
bill and this result had hardly been
announced when Bard, in slightly
changed form, renewed his propo
sition for the admission of New Mex
ico as a state, and this time the
amendment prevailed by the vote of
40 to 37. One of the affirmative votes
was, however, cast by Beveridge, in
charge of the bill, for the purpose of
moving the reconsideration of the
vote. He was prompt in entering his
motion as soon as the result was an
nounced, but the motion was laid upon
the table by a vote of 39 to 38. The
effect was to eliminate Arizona from
the bill and to establish a state of
New Mexico and another of Oklahoma
and Indian territory. In this form
the bill passed.
The defeat of the Bard amendment
in the senate after it had been adopt
ed in committee of the whole gave
rise to some interesting Incidents.
Bailey intimated that there had been
a "trade" regarding the adoption of
an amendment adding a portion of
Arizona to Utah.
The Mormon question also received
an airing during the day. While the
provision for the separate admission
of New Mexico was under considera
tion Burrows, chairman of the com
mittee on privileges and elections, an
nounced his opposition to the bill and
stated it was due to the practice of
polygamy in that territory to such an
extent that he considered it unwise to
take the administration away from the
federal authorities. Dubois, McComas
and Piatt (Conn.) referred to the
question of polygamy and to the reve
lations before the committee. The
bill originated in the house and will
go to conference.
Frosted Wheat Must Pay Duty.
St. Paul. Feb. 8. A case of import
ance to farmers of western wheat
growing states was decided by United
States District Judge Lochren, who
hantX-d down an order reversing the
decision of the board of appraisers at
Minneapolis and declaring that frosted
wheat imported from Canada must
pay the regular tariff rate of 25 cents
per bushel. Evidence was taken to
show that large proportions of the
wheat was capable of germinating
and on this evidence Judge Lochren's
decision is based.
Such at least is the result implied by
the sustaining of the demurrer im
pleaded by his attorneys. General
Colby was indicted for the misap
propriation of some $2,000 or more,
proceeds of the alleged sale of a
quantity of blankets belonging to the
federal government and loaned to Ne
braska for use of the National Guard.
Stock Losses Small at Alliance.
Alliance, Neb., Feb. 8. For the first
time in more than a week the ther
mometer registered a good margin
on the best side of zero. This closes
the longest spell of continued bitter
weather that has been experienced
here in seventeen years. There is no
great amount of stock suffering re
ported. This is accounted for by the
better shed protection that exists
throughout the stock co-mlry. The
prospects here and west are that the
cold snap is at an end and th::t better
weather will prevail.
UsualResult in Missouri.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 8. The
seventeenth ballot of the joint ses
Bion of the Missouri legislature, to
elect a successor to United States
Senator Cockrell, failed to break the
deadlock and the relative standing of
the candidates was practically un
changed. Representative Wamsley
again changed his complimentary
vote, casting it for Senator E. H.
Frisby of Harrison county.
Mail Pouches Stolen.
Poplar Bluff. Mo., Feb. 8. Two
pouches of mail matter, one contain
ing registered mail, have been stolen
from a mail car on the iron Mountain
route while the train was standing at
the station here. Both sacks, ripped
open and rifled of their contents, were
found in Black river, near here.
Rejoicing in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 8. The
announcement that the senate had
passed the statehood bill providing
for joint admission of Oklahoma and
Indian territory is creating great en
thusiasm in both territories. Public
demonstrations of rejoicing are tak
ing place all over both territories.
6R0FFS ANB MACNEN IN PRISON
Postal Grafters Will Serve Sentence
in West Virginia Penitentiary.
Washington. Feb. 8. August W.
Machen. the former head of the entire
free delivery system of the postofflce
department and the foremost figure
among the officials, politicians and
contractors indicted as a result of the
postal Investigation, and Diller B.
Groff and Samuel B. Groff. both of this
city, convicted in connection with the
promotion of a letter box fastener
scheme, left Washington with a party
of eleven other convicts for the
Moundsville (W. Va.) penitentiary to
serve a sentence of two years im
prisonment. None of Machen's rela
tives was at the depot to see him off.
but a large number of friends greeted
him, shook his hand and In several
cases pledged him their readiness to
supply him money if he needed it.
Machen said that he had spent prac
tically all of his money In his de
fense and that to liquidate the fine
of $10,000. which he also was sen
tenced to pay, he would take the oath
of insolvency and spend one more
month in the penitentiary.
MORE BALLOT BOXES OPENED
Colorado Democrats Allege Fraud in
Las Animas County.
Denver, Feb. 8. The Democratic
attorneys in the Peabody- Adams gu
bernatorial contest are securing depo
sitions of voters in several counties
outside of Denver. Before the joint
committee three ballot boxes from
Las Animas county, where the Demo
crats allege flagrant frauds were com
mitted by the Republicans, were turned
over to experts selected by the Demo
crats. Several boxes from Las Animas
county will be opened and possibly
some from Huerfano county. While
the Democrats discreuit all expert
testimony on handwriting, they as
sert that in these two counties over
1.000 ballots were written by one or
two persons, and if the committee ac
cepts the reports of experts regarding
Denver votes it should also accept
similar reports concerning Las Ani
mas and Huerfano counties. If this
be done, they declare, Governor
Adams will retain his seat.
Storm Conditions in South.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 8. With a
blizzard raging in north and east Tex
as and rain and sleet falling in many
districts in southern Texas, Louisi
ana, Mississippi and Tennessee,
weather conditions are decidedly
worse than at any time since the pres
ent storm began. A blizzard has been
sweeping over the cattle ranges of
western Texas for two days and shows
no signs of abatement. Thousands of
cattle are reported to be suffering and
In many cases totally deprived of
water. Telegraphic communication Is
demoralized in all sections of the
southwest. The state of Arkansas Is
In the grasp of one of the worst sleet
storms in its history.
French Ultimatum to Turkey.
London, Feb. 8. The Daily Tele
graph's correspondent at Constantino
ple reports that owing to the sultan's
decision to borrow money from a Ger
man group of financiers for the re
arming of the Turkish artillery, M.
Constans, the French ambassador, has
delivered an ultimatum, demanding
the instant satisfaction of the various
outstanding French claims, failing
which he will leave today to consult
his government. The German condi
tions of the loan, the correspondent
says, were that all guns should be or
dered from Germany. A French syndi
cate has been competing for the loan.
Stormbound Trains Reach Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Feb. 8. The ten over
land storm-bound trains arrived in
Los Angeles and unloaded their
wearied tourists. Trainmaster Mc
Caffery of the Southern Pacific, who
has been at El Casco canon taking
charge of repair work there, returned
home after all trains had passed safe
ly over the fills. He reported the
damaged tracks in bad shape and
says the repairs will require much
time before the roadbed is as good as
it was before the storm.
No Further Reduction in Corn Rates.
St. Louis, Feb. 8. A. C. Bird, vice
president in charge of traffic of tho
Gould lines, arrived here. Regarding
the corn rate war which has been car
ried on by the gulf and eastern lines,
Mr. Bird declared the Missouri Pa
cific would make no further reduction
In the rate. Mr. Bird said that his
visit was for the purpose of meeting
officials of the Missouri Pacific and
Wabash roads and discussing routine
matters with them.
Homesteaders Granted More Time.
Washington. Feb. 8. The president
signed the bill granting an extension
of time to claimants in wbich to make
settlement on lands on the Rosebud
reservation in Gregory county. South
Dakota, and also on the Devil's Lake
reserve in North Dakota. The bill
affects all who filed prior to Nov. 1,
1904. and extends the time for making
settlement to May 1.
TRUTH OR PARADOX?
Life levels all men; death reveals the
Liberty means responsibility. That
Is why most men dread It.
While we have prisons it matters lit
tle which of us occupy the cells.
Titles distinguish the mediocre, em
barrass the superiorand are disgraced
by the inferior.
Democracy substitutes election by the
Incompetent many for appointment by
the corrupt few.
Do not do unto others as you would
that they should do unto you. Their
tastes may not be the same.
Your word can never be as good as
jour bond, because j-our memory can
never be as trustworthy as your honor.
If you strike a child take care that
you strike It In anger, even at the risk
of maiming It for life. A blow In cold
blood neither can nor should be forgiv
en. From George Bernard Shaw's
"Man and Superman."
STEAMER FOUNC1RS NEAR HALI
FAX IN DLINDlJSG TNOWSTORM.
MANY LIVES REPORTED LOST
Chief Officer, With Eighteen Members
of Crew, Reach Shore After Tortur
ing Experience Captain and Part
f Crew Xre Missing.
Halifax, N. S., Feb. 8. During a
raging gale and blinding snowstorm,
which has swept the Nova Scotia
coast for the past twenty-four hours,
the ocean steamer Damara of the
Furness line ran on the rocks at
Musquodoboit, thirty miles from Hali
fax, and Is believed to have roundered
with the loss of many lives.
The first officer of the ship, with
eighteen of the crew, escaped in one
of the life boats and landed at Pleant
point, after a terrific struggle with
wind and sea. Captain Gorst. master
of the Damara, four passengers and
the rest of the steamer's crew left
the vessel in another life boat. They
have not been heard of since and it
is feared that they have perished.
The occupants of the boat which
reached shore were utterly exhausted
and many of them were badly frost
bitten. They had a harrowing ex
perience, battling in the darkness for
hours in the open boat against tern
pestous seas on a treacherous coast,
with the thermometer 10 below zero
and an Arctic blizzard raging. They
landed on shore some time during the
day and reached the telegraph office
at Musquodoboit harbor, whence they
wired the first news of tho disaster to
the agents of the Furness line at Hall
fax, to which port the Daraara was
bound. The survivors say that the
steamer struck about 2 o'clock in the
morning, when the blizzard was so
thick that it was impossible to see a
ship's length ahead, on what proved to
be Musquodoboit ledge. An immense
hole, through which the sea poured
in torrents, was smashed in the bow
of the steamer. The shock of the
impact awakened everyone on board,
and huge breakers swept the vessel
fore and aft. Life boats immediately
were ordered over the side and all
hands left the ship. It is believed
that the steamer must have foundered
quickly and small hope is entertained
by the survivors of the wreck that the
captain and other occupants of the
missing life boat could have success
fully withstood the extreme rigor of
the weather prevailing on this coast
for the many hours which have
ENTIRE C0LLE6E, QUARANTINED
Smallpox Breaks Out Among Students
at Gettysburg, Pa.
Gettysburg, Pa.. Feb. 8. The entire
stadent body of Gettysburg college
was placed under quarantine because
of the discovery of smallpox in the
institution. Two freshmen, Roy V.
Stambaugh and Ralpfi Zimmerman.
were stricken with the disease and
the board of health deputized a large
force of men to guard the dormitories.
Before their arrival, however, more
than 100 students had fled from the
college, many of them leaving the
building by way of the fire escapes,
while others jumped from the win
dows. A few of the students left
town immediately, but the greater
number remained here, expecting to
board later trains. They were all ap
prehended by the authorities and re
turned to the dormitories.
""" CIRCUS PERFORMERS.
tt ThM the Circa In Very Se
To circus people the circus is n very
serious thing. When a bareback rider
lips to the ground after a somersault
or a lofty tumbler misses the shoulder
It Is his business to land on the audi
ence is all sympathy, as if feeling it
self how it Is to fall before so mam
people. Very little the performer cares
for all the vast multitude. His mind
Is on the superintendent, his particular
superintendent, who Is watching him
at the side of the arena, and who. when
he goes off. Is sure to ask very pointed
ly how his eye happened to be Inac
curate or his muscles infirm. There is
no place In the circus for performers
Even the clowns look a little bit ser
ous behind the scenes. But perhaps
that is only because the black lines
they paint on their whitened visages
are always so glum and solemn. And
What a wilderness of fun making peo
ple there are in the latter day circus -the
Bumpkin, the Loon, the Harlequin.
the ;rimacer. the Merry Andrew, the
Austrian Looby, the Zany, the Pierrot.
the Punch, the Motley Fool and finally
the German Broad Face, whose name
la Paddy Burke! One of the clowns
was sitting on his trunk in the dress-fr-
mom licking a stick of black paint
and rubbing It on his cheeks so as to
make a most funereal expression. The
mall boy asked him what kind of a
Clown he was. He said that he was
Just "Funny Frlskcy." and he got his
visiting card out of his trunk. It read.
H. Friskey, Clown and Comedian."
and It had a heavy gold rim. which
m;nle it very imposing. In the four
corners it said Europe and Asia and
Africa and America, which showed
that II. Fri.skey's fame had reached
the four comers of the card. Until you
aw his merry capers in the ring you
never could believe that a man with
uch a serious face and such an im
posing visiting card could be either
funny or frisky. Metropolitan Maga
"Uncle Bill." said little Reginald,
"did It hurt you when the men caught
you with the dredge and grappling
"Why, I don't understand you," said
"Well, that's the way the natural
history book says they get 'em."
"Sponges. When pa said you was
coming ma said: 'What? That old
sponge coming here again? " . -
1 Q Pf nl Hi
Cm mbbEl ml MJf m LHli. TH
-WHEX YOr ARE READY.
Gridley. you may tire," tsnnl Dewey at
Repeating the words of the great ad
miral, when you are ready, merchanto.
you may lire your deposits at us, and
we'll carry out your orders to the letter.
We extend to merchants every bank
ing accommodation that is consistent
with g od banking.
Columbus Stats Bank
Carl Schubert in Trouble.
Deputy Game Wmlea Hunger.of Lin
coln was in town Friday and upon
complaint tiled by local parties, cnarged
Carl Schubert with having in his posses
sion rl tjiiail. The law provided rh a
protection for quail at thia soo.-on, a fine
of $." a bird, to be charged against those
having in their posseBsion any of the
little birds. A continuance of the case
was taken until next Saturday at It)
o'elock. Tho complaint was tilctl in
County Judge Katterman's conn.
The Lincoln Journal today contained
the following in reference to the matter:
"The game wardens made an arrest at
Columbus yesterday u'ter having had u
man under Hiirveillanco for tome time.
They suspected that Carl Schabort, a
dealer in guim and sporting good, wan
taking contraband game from violators
of the law. He was supposed to bny
buy game from boys and men living in
town and dispose of it to particular
friends. Seversl traveling men were
said to have found it not impossible to
get quail from him. Deputy Hunger
and Deputy Smith arrested him Fr:
day and found fifty-four quail in his
Mr. Schubert rays that he is entire
ly innocent and that he has been whol
ly misrepresented. John Karges. of
Duncan, he says, sent in the complaint
becanse of a grudge he held against
the pnrty who was Felling gnme to
Mr. Schubert. Ho Fays that tho nck
containing tho quail had not been
opened and that he supposed it con
tained only rabbits.
Governor Mickey announced Thurs
day that Mifs Lidn McMnhou of Col
umbns had been n;qointtd superin
tendent of the'Girls' Industrial school
at liFueva. ro snecerd Superintendent
Clark of BatlT county, who resigned.
Miss McMahon's appointment is a
fitting recognition of her ability. Her
excellent work attracted Governor
Mickey's attention from the first, to
such'an extent .indeed, tbnt he has re
marked on Fcveinl occasions that he
considered Mits McMnhou one of the
very strongest of t he stnte's employees.
The Geneva school now has about
fifty girls. A matron. Miss McMa
hon was verv popular with the girl?.
Columbus was also recognized br the
appointment of L. .7. Gut.mer an
book-keeper at the Norfolk nsylam.
Mr. Gat.mer was f-liiteu for a place
in the auditor's oIf:ce, but the Nor
folk appointment is a better one and
promises to bn moro permanent. As
the Norfolk asylum has not been re
bnilt, it is not known when Superin
tendent AMen ami hiN assistants will
Destroyed by Fire.
The largo squaro farm house ou the
J. II. Galley farm, three miles east of
town, bnrncd to tho ground Thursday
afternoon, the fire starting about :i:'JD.
The house was occu:ied by D. R.
Francis, a renter.
The fire evidently started from a de
fective flue in the second ttory. With
in an hour after the fire started the
building wns consumed.
The family worked as long as they
could to save the hcuse but finding
that impossible, they succeeded in
saving Ihe greater part of their
clothing and furniture.
The loss of the tenants will be about
:;0. The house was baiit at a cost of
$5o00 and Mr. Galley carried insur
ance amounting to S00.
In lfc'7 the farm house built on the
same spot was burned to the ground
and at that time everything in the
bouse was destroyed, including many
Mr. Francis has a wife and ten chil
dren who are staving temporarily at
ihe home of John Teten, a neighbor.
Dentistry as a science is mak
ing greater proj-res-s than any
other science pertaining to the
human body. New instru
ments and appliances are con
stantly being invented. New
remedies are being discovered
to be used in connection with
various treatments teeth re
quire. All the.se things are
for the prevention and relief
of pain and make dental oper
ations in most cases absolutely
We use none but the latest
approved methods and appli
ances. Satisfaction guaranteed or
money refunded. 13 yearsof
continuous successful practice
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