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ESTABURHKO MAT U, 1878.
at tbe Postofioe, Colombo. MebrM m
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WEDNESDAY. MAY 17. 1805.
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previously notify us t discontinue it.
OHANGK IN ADDltESS-When ordering a
change in the address, subHcrilters should be sure
to give their old as well as their new address.
Oolamboa business men are not
aatarally lazy. All they need i a few
factory whistles to blow them ont of
bed at six o'clock every morning.
Ex-mayor Boettcner established a
preoedent that seems destinad to live
ia Oolnmbtu when he cast the decid
ing Tote .that forces ns newspaper
men to go np against ocr rate cutting
If Sasan B. Anthony had a brood of
her own half the size ef Grover's,
at home, she might not be quite
ao positive that Graver's disserta
tioas on the evils of Woman's Clubs
were all "fol de rol'-
Oae thing that may always be no
ticed in Bcosevelt is that he talks to
oae man the same as to another. To
the officials of the striKing union team
sters in Chicago he talks the same
straight doctrine of equal justice to
all aad obedience to law and order as
When he was talking before the
wealthy aad aristocratic Iroquois club.
Poor Mayor Dickinson! He "has
displayed some tactics too small for a
man in his position in his efforts to
paaiab the Telegram." He didn't vote
to make the Telegram the official
paper at 30 cents on the dollar. May
or Dickinson is no 30 cent mayor,
brother; and besides, he has a very
warm feeling toward the Telegram
for its united opposition which en
abled him to get the largest majority
ever given a Columbus mayor. Don't
cry, brother it will wear off after
Governor Folk of Missouri is living
up to his reputation. A negro was
lynched by a mob in a Missouri town
add the governor has instructed the
attorney general of the state to assist
the county attorney in every way
possible to prosecute tbose who took
part in this crime against an individ
ual aad against the utate. He says:
"No matter how deserving the
death of the negro may have been, nor
how dastardly the crime, it was mur
der for the -.mob to hang him. It is
just as muoh an offense ia the eyes
of the law for the mob to kill a guilty
person as it would be to lynch an in
nocent one. We have government by
law aad not br mobs, and those who
take part in such lawlessness do so
at their peril, xhe attorney general
has been directed to investigate the
matter and assist the prosecuting at
torney of the county in bringing to
justice those participating in this
It takes some nerve for a man to talk
that way in Missouri. In the course
of evolution, the human species has
grown abovejand away from the beasts
of the Geld in everything except the
animal passions. These it has covered
over and concealed with various forms
of veneer, but when the mask is taken
off there is no other animal so savage,
ao cruel or ao blood-thirsty as the lord
of the land aad the sea.
A tigress will sometimes knock her
own little cab to the other side of the
cage with a swipe of her velvet paw,
when he is unruly, but she would not
take him when he was submissive
aad supplicating and hold him down
in a corner and scratch and bite and
caff and pound him, deliberately and
ia cold blocd, until he wept and how
led for mercy as so many so-called
mothers and teachers of the human
epecies do. A tigress who would do
that would lose her value in a men
agerie because she would be too nearly
human to be exhibited as a wild
Likewise a gang of wolves will
sometimes pounce upon a wounded
aad helpless comrade and do him unto
death, because they are hungry and
want to eat him. Bat they don't take
him aad gouge his eyes out and skin
him alive and hold him over a fire.
Wolves that would be guilty of such
actios would demonstrate beyond any
question their right to tne ballot in
thu great republic.
Governor Folk had better go a little
alow. The contemplation of human
wufTeriagaad the shedding of human
goro are matters very dear to the hu-
heart, and they are pretty near
to first principles down in Missouri.
Somebody suggests Grover Cleve
land for president of the Equitable.
If they are looking for a man who
will raatea on request, they had bet
ter keep oa looking
Textile Bace Wtk Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Balph Fernandez, of Tampa,
Fla., describing his fearfal race with
death, "as a result of liver trouble
aad the disease, which had robbed me
of sleep aad of all interest in life. I
had tried maay different doctors and
several medicines, bat got no benefit
uatillbecaa to ace Electric Bitters.
Be woaderfal was their effect, that ia
three days I felt like a aew maa. aad
taday I am cured of all my troubles.
Guaranteed at Chas.Dack's drag store
PARTING OF THE WAYS.
" Yoa caannot run railroads as you
run private business. You must re
spond to the public demand. If there
is danger of discrimination then you
must allow the establishment of some
tribunal that will remedy that dis
crimintion" These words from Sec
retary x'aft, hurled into the teeth of
300 members of thelnternational Rail
way Congress, including all the lead
ing railroad magnites of the world,
while they were banqueting inW
ington recently, certainly "started
something." Mr. Fish, president
of the American Bailway Association,
who presided as toast master, was on
his feet in a moment ready to forget
the regular order and to reply to Mr.
Taft in a lengthy speech. Again Mr.
Taft got the floor for fifteen minutes.
No occasion could have made more
conspicuous the parting of tbe ways
between President Roosevelt and the
railroad magnates than this one.
Secretary Taft spoke for President
Roosevelt and for the people of tbe
United States. Ho epoko where those
interested on the ether title could
hear and understand.
This banquet episode, coupled with
the emphatic utterances of President
Roosevelt at Denver on rate regula
tion have drawn the lines in no un
certain fashion. The United States
will have government supervision of
rates on Roosevelt's theory of a
"squaro deal" for the railroads as
well as for the public, or we will have,
as Mr. Taft suggested, government
regulation as a result of a campaign
that will bode ill for the railroads.
President Roosevelt voiced the ex
act sentiments of a majority of the
American people when he said:''l
will not be satisfied with any com
promise that does not bring relief to the
people from the conditions that now
exist in regard to transportation
affairs in this country."
Does it pay the city to solicit bids
on its job work, or should the job
work go to the organ of the victorious
party at what the Telegram in its pro
position calls the "usual and custom
ary prices' of uush work? Let the
record answer for itself.
In showing this record to Columbus
citizens, we invite no criticism upon
the Telegram for doing work below
cost when it has to bid, while collect
ing from 100 to 900 per cent of those
prices when the work was done in
102 and 11103 at the "usual and cus
tomary prices." That is purely a
matter of business policy for the
Telegram to determine for it6elf.
"Usual and custo
mary prices" paid
the Telegram in
1U02 and 11KW
bids for 1903
20 elec notices 11.7.1
300 letter hds for
500 tax notices 3.00
500 envelopes 2.25
1200 ballots COO
100 roll call slips 1.00
This is a part of the Telegram's
record of. prices. It is a conclusive
answer to the Telegram's arenment
Manv years ago tho Telegram gave
tbe city $5 for the honor of being
"it." The Telegram this year will
give more than that before it deli vera
the city's job work and still tho Argus
is "it." Too bad, too bad !
Councilman Clark has ordered his
political coffin and engaged the Tele
gram poet to write his epitaph. A
great trio of corpses Boettcner, Clark,
Right on the heels of the Pat Crowe
interview, comes now the World
Herald and tells under a big, black
heading all about how President
Roosevelt went through Omaha Tues
day night. The paper was datedWed
nesday morning, and evidently had
been printed some timo on Tuesday,
before Omaha found ont that the
presidential car had gono around by
another road. This unannounced de
tour was unfortunate fur Omaha, un
fortunate for Miss Mae Wood, and
unfortunate for the enterprisingWorld
But this was a journalistic misfor
tune and not a fault. We have all
dose it. When you know something
is going to happen at a certain time,
and the compositors are shouting for
copy you don't go ahead and write
it up in advance on general principles,
you are moet too conscientious to ba
in the newspaper business.
No human vision could have fore
seen that a president of this republic
would pass by such a metropolis as
Omaha and cut across country to a
village like Plattsmouth. As far as
the president was concerned it was
doubtless an oversight ; with Secretary
Loeb it may have been an instinct
born of nature's great law of self
preservation; and for the World
Herald it was undeniably tough luck.
However, considered as one of the
exigencies of tne trade, we are dispos
ed to forgive the World-Herald for the
Roosevelt incident, but we must insist
that it proceed forthwith to dig up
Pat Crowe in the flesh.
THE ROOSEVELT PLATFORM.
The msotmn of the American people
may make mistakes of judgment
on complex -economic questions but
they are seldom mistaken in men.
The masses voted for Roosevelt, the
man, not for Roosevelt the protec
tionst, or Roosevelt the tariff reform
er. They voted for him because they
believe in his manhood, in his hon
esty. And that faith has crown into
an ever crowning confidence that has
absorbed party lines and factional
differences. Never before in the his
tory pf America could the masses of
the American people repeat that senti
ment of Thomas Jefferson " We are all
republicans, we are all democrat","
with tho enthusiasm that they can re
peat it today. Exact justice before
the law to all men, to high and low,
co rich aad poor, is the guiding prin
ciple of Roosevelt's administration, as
well as of his private life. And this
principle is the embodiment of the
spirit of the American constitution.
Tne republican party should be and
is proud of its leader. Battherepub-
licans who voted for Roosevelt are
no more proud of that ballot than are
the thousands of ex-democrats who
placed the crjfs in the same circle.
If the republican organization of
Nebraska would continue in tower it
would do well not only to incorporate
into its platform but to put iuto prac
tice the principles that Lava piven
Theodore Roosevelt bis hold ou the
San and jat rate regulation will
constitute burden ufRoosevoit's battle
with the senate daring tho remainder
of his term of ofiire. !f the republi
can party of Nebraska fails to take no
tho rato hlognu for our state, with
the same frarlfls-s earnestness that
Roosevelt has taken it up for the na
tion, it will meet defeat nt the hands
of the voters anil it will deserve that
Our last legislature, notwithstand
ing the honest endeavor t.f a majoritv
of the individual memlurs tor effec
tive rate control, passed i meaningless
railroad commission bill. Republi
cans may as well frankly admit the
fact and renew tho tisht within the
party organization to find a remedy.
Evorv lucal rnpa'jlicau organization
in Nebraska should go to the Roose
velt railroad platform ami stay there
and fight to the end.
not a failure.
The people who argue that the
Interstate Commerce Conimiosion is
a failure should take a look at the
goings-on between the fruit (-nippers
of Michigan and the owners of private
refrigerator cars who have been levy
ing almost prohibitory rates niton
fruit shipments. The shipper com
plained to tho Interstate Commerce
Commission and now the private car
owners offer to arbitrate before trial,
agreeing to a reduction of 30percont in
freight rates. If the Commission is a
dismal failnro why do not the car
owners lot the matter go to tho com
mission? The fact is, the frnit grow
ers of Michigan will get better rates,
and they will have the Commission to
thank for the reduction. Those who
argue that tho cumin is; ion is useless,
first should study rate sat istics since
87. Then they should remember
that they aro rising the argument
which is being used by the railroads
against the enlargement of tho com
mission's powers, which is proposed
by President Roosevelt.
,1 TEMPERANCE LECTURE.
A couple of weeks ngo a commer
ical traveler was showing his goods to
ajnerchant inLindsay when the latter
commented on his having apparent
"shakiness." The traveling man
laughed and said : ' ' Yes, I have been
making a fool of mysell lately ; been
out with the boys often ; was on a
toot lost night."
Tho merchant thereupon gave him
some good fatherly advice and wound
it up bv saying: "Cut out the booze,
or it will get you sure. " This week
thojame man called on the same mer
chant and said: "I wih I had taken
your advice. 1 have just received a
telegram from tin no use or dering me
to send in my grips by the 15th, and
stating that they would send a sober
man out to cover mv territory. I have
been with the house nearly twentv
voars.anil it wilHg noxt to impossible
for me to get another job after being
fired for snch a cause.
Now there's a real temporaries) lec
ture, with more argument in it than
any of the prohibtinn or W. C. T. IT.
apostles have been able to produce.
-1 CLOSED INCIDENT.
The Telegram is glad that the con
troversy 'regarding the teaching of
relieious history in the Columbus
public schools has been adjusted o
tho apparent satisfaction of all con
cerned." We congratulate tho editor
of tho Telegram on his keen percep
tive powers in learning after three
weeks what the public has known all
tho timo. He is the only man in Co
lumbus to whom that controversy"
socalied.has not been n closed incident
from tho begnning. In fust, tho "in
cident' was never opened. Tho Telo
grnrn tried to open it by fortifying
itself behind Father Marian, who
spoko without investigation on n sub
ject concerning which it turns out
that his information was faulty.
It is now up to the Telegram to
apologize for going off half cocked
on this subject without investigating
it ; or to admit the truth of the only
charge made by the Journal, namely.
that the editor of the Telegram used
his papor as a vent for his own per
sonal enmity against another man."
SOME FUND A MENTALS.
Rev. Theobald Kalamajo, pastor of
the local Catholic church, has a very
full statement in the Inst Columbus
Telegram, touching upon the Tele
gram's attempt to make use of certain
complainrs against Principal Britell's
method cf teaching religious history.
The main point ofFather Theobald's
article, so far as it bears on the Tele
gram's charge against Mr. Briteli. is
to verify the statement made by the
Journal, namely, that Father Theo
bold had not investigated tho com
plaints that appeared in the Telegram.
And his article goes a step farther.
It absolutely clears Mr. Briteli from
the charges Referring to a conversa
tion which paseed between himself
and Mr. tfritcll. Father Theobold
says: "This explaination clears him
of the charges made against him."
The Telegram finding itself in deep
water from making use of mere gos
sip to injure Mr. Briteli, evidently
hoped to clear itself by getting this
statement fromFatherTheobald. Andin
deed, Father Theobold, fair man that
he is, has taken more than his chare
of the responsibility for the mistake
but his statement only emphasizes
the truth of the Journal's statements
and of the general belief, that it was
poor policy for theTelergam to hazard
making strife between church and
Bchool with the hope of annoying
thereby a personal enemy.
Speaking in general, Father Theo
bala brings ont a thought that should
be emphasized, because of the funda
mental truth it contains. And it is
because a majority of the people of
Columbus. Catholics, Protestants and
non-church members alike, recognize
this truth, that the Telegram's article
did not stir up the controversey
which it otherwise would have cam-
eJ Those are Father Theobold's
words: "The Catholics of this com
munity most certainly cannot And do
not clai n of any man, whether private
or public, special privileges on relig
This statement applies with equal
force to every other church or relig
ions organization whatsoever.
In America cuurcn and state are
eternally si-uaratrd. This truth is
witteu in tho blood of tho hundreds
of thousands who have fallen in re
ligious wars, waged uh bitterly by
Pro: i stunts as by Catholics.
The free stato school of America, in
harmony with the separation of church
and state. is forever barred from Teach
ing creed, dogma, or religicus system.
And likewise every church cf what
evor denomination is forever barred
from tho privilege of interfering,
eitlior negatively or positively with
the free public schools.
It is tha right of minister or priosf,
not as clergyman, but as individual
ami ciiizen, to make complaint of
any teacher in onr public schools who
is thougut o be speakinc ior or against
any church or who displuvs nuy other
evidence of incompetency. If the
difiiculry cannot be adjusted amicably
between teacher and complainant,
the matter should be brongbt to the
attention of the board of education,
the men selected by the public to ad
minister ocr schools, and the only
men who have auy authority whatever
in demanding what 6hall or shall not
be taught or in passing upon the in
competency or competency cf teachers.
There never will be nn agreement
of authorities on certain points iu
ct-urch history any more than there
will bo an agreement as to how much
of Shakespear's plays was not written
Church history, as such, has no place
in onr schools bnt the history of re
ligons movoments has, and it shonld
be taught in relation to the period
studied, and not with reference to any
time church of the present.
If all individuals, like Father Thoo
bald, would be fair enough to take
their gieivances to the teacher first, or
at least to the board of education, be
fore permitting the press to make use
of them to further political or per
sonal ends, there would be better har
mony and better teaching in onr
And harmony would likewise be
promoted if tencherB would always
bear in mind that they are not hired
tn run the churches and if ministers
would bear in mind that they willnot
be permitted to run the schools in
tho interest of their respective
livery church. Catholic or Protes
tant is encouraged in its efforts to
ward tho creation of a christian state
but eanh is forever forbidden iu fn e
America to establish a state ebnrcb
or to U6e state schools and staio money
to promote its particular church or
jttnmi Dears aao. I
(From tho files of Journal May 17.
Lincoln claim a population of .'..000
lion. Loander Gorrnrd was last Fri
day at Omaha, admitted to practice
in the United States court.
J.P.Becker b?gan work in his brick
yard Tuesday of last week. Thcs
Flynn is in command and expects to
burn some 400,000 good brick before
tho season closes.
Tho Journal acknowledges a pleas
ant call from Mr. and Mrs. Petor
Meyer. Mrs. Meyer has the honor of
being the second woman who ennio to
reside in Columbus, Mrs. Wolfel late
ly deceased being the first.
Married, at tho court house in Co
lumbus May 1, Elder IIuiUou ollicint
iug, Charles Dottboerner and Miss
Tho Sioux City Journal in n recent
issue contained tho following: Co
lumbus is rapidly growing in popu
lation and importnnco. It has always
been considered a g oodobjective point.
The IT. P. passes through it, and roads
aro confidently expected both from
the north and south. There is prob
ably no road now of more importance
to tbe internal interests of Nebraska,
than the Sioux City and Columbus
road, tbe construction of which will
lay down lumber in tbe heart of the
commonwealth at as low rates as it
can bo laid down in Chicago by rail.
There is not tho slightest doubt but
this road will be completed by 6ome
company w'thin ono or two years.
FOR NEIiRASKA FARMERS.
H. G. Shedd of Lincoln, secretary
to the Nebraska commission of the
Lewis&Clark Exposition, has sent out
letters appealing to prominent citizens
and to newspapers to co-operate with
the commission in making a suitable
showing from Nebraska at tbe Port
land Exposition. Nebraska.last year,
raised the best corn that was raised
in the United States. Nebraska two
years ago had the prize winning
steer. The alfalfa exhibit from Ne
braska at tbe St. Louis exposition was
a most profitable advertisement for
the stato. The commission is there
fore especially interested in making a
showing of Nebraska corn and live
stock conditions from this part of Ne
braska and to this end ask the farmers
of Platte county to contribute their
best samples of corn and any pictures
they may have showing feed yards,
up-to-date buildings, fields of grain
Hon J. E. North, who received one
of these letters, is interesting himself
in the matter and volunteers to re
ceive and take care of exhibit! placed
in bis hands for shipment to the ex
position. Reader of the Journal may bring
or send their corn or picture! to the
Journal office, from which place it
will bo turned oyer to Mr. North.
Farmers, don't wait for someone
else to assume this burden. Each one
should do what he can. It ia to your
; WANTED :-Women willing to work
in their home town for $1 per day.
Address Novelty Shear Co., 18 La
LATEST NEWS REGARDING HO
WANTS JAPAN TO KECP CCOL
England Not Anxious
With France Tokio
Russian Fleet Has
London, May 16. The dispatrt.
from Saigon to the Associated Press
Etating that the Russian fleet had
sailed northward from the vicinity of
Honkohe bay early in the morning or
May 14 is the latest news available
in London regarding the movements
of Vice Admiral Rojestvensky.
A dispatch from Hcng Kong to the
Daily Mail says that Hamilton Kins.
American minister at Bangkok, who
is a passenger on board the steamer
Pitsanuluke, states that on May 11
the steamer passed fourteen Russian
warships twenty-four miles north or
According to the Dally Telegraph's
correspondent at Tokio, during a gre.-.t
storm several days ago, the Japanese
converted cruiser Nekko was damaged
by striking a reef off Fusan. The
same correspondent says that during
last month t!io Rusum warships con
sumed 120.000 tons or coal, and adds
that where it is obtained was a mys
tery. The correspondent says It l:as
been ascertained that the Russian
fleet established a wireless station nn
French territory and communiratnl
with St. Petersburg by way of Saigon.
A Norwegian steamer, the Daily
Telegraph's correspondent say?, re
ports having heard cannonading from
S to 11 o'clock in 33:45 north latitude
and 129:20 east longitude. andvthat a
Japanese torpedo boat was seen run
ning in that direction.
At tho foreign office the Associated
Press learned that Foreign Secretary
Lansdownc has made no further repre
sentation to the French government
regarding the continued stay of tho
Russian Pacific fleet in Cochin-Chir.a
waters. No alarm is felt In govern
ment circles here that Japan will per
mit her protests to go so far as to pro
duce a rupture of peace, but it is fully
recognized that Japan has the power
to bring her ally into conflict by a hos
tile act. Therefore the British govern
ment is using every effort to keep tho
Japanese cool and fit the same time
urging upon France the necessity of
respecting neutrality, in which Great
Britain agrees in principle with Ja
pan. Baron Hayashi, the Japanese minis
ter here, said to the Associated Prcsi
that he was positive if France sent a
definite demand to St. Petersburg
Vice Admiral Rojestvensky would not
remain in French waters twenty-four
FiGKT NEARGUHS.ll) PASS
Russians Say Japs Are Reinforced and
Arc Making Small Demonstrations.
Gunshu Pass, Manchuria, May 10.
Skirmishing continues in the Olouria
mountain region, on the Russian left,
but the fighting is not serious. Calm
continues oa the right. The Chinese,
however, report that Field Marshal
Oyama is directing large masses of
trcops from Fakoman toward Touzia
kou, where a concentration is proceed
ing and the river is being bridged by
pontoons. The Llao river is full of
junks, which bring up stores and pro
visions. About 80,000 Japanese rein
forcements have arrived at the front.
The Japaucso cavalry in particular
has been considerably strengthened.
Prisoners say that the Japanese arm
ies aro ready to advance when the
word is given.
Warships Near Kamranh Bay.
Singapore, Straits Settlement, May
16. Thirteen Russian warships were
sighted May 12 off Capo Varella,
about fifty miles north of Kamranh
bay, by the Janson, which arrived
Rojestvensky at Anchor.
Tokio, May 16. It is definitely
known that Rear Admiral Rojestven
sky, after temporarily leaving Hon
kohe bay, on May 8, re-entered the
bay and continues at anchor there.
Jumped to Apple Tree.
Dos Moines, May 16. As Mrs. Hayes
was doing her house work at Thirty
fifth and Ingersoll avenue, she saw a
man in the room, and without stop
ping jumped from tbe second story
window to an apple tree, where she
was rescued by neighbors. Tho
Flood Danger Dacreaalng.
Lincoln, May 16. With tho excep
tion of a washout near Archer, on the
Aurora line, tho Burlington is report
ed in excellent condition. No danger
Is apprehended from the Platte at
Ashland. Much annoyance has r
suited from the washouts along tho
Convention of Trainmen.
Buffalo. N. Y.. May X6. Tho sev
enth biennial convention of the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen began
here. Delegates wero present from
all parts of the United States, Canada
and Mexico. Grand Master P. H Mor
rissey presided. Governor Frank W.
Hlggins addressed an open meeting
of the delegates and their friends at
Crowd Killa Police Spy.
MItau. Russia. May 16. During a
demonstration here a crowd attacked
end killed a man who was suspected
of being a police spy. The demon
strators, who carried red fl3f;3, were
dispersed by Cossacks.
Race Train Wrecked.
New York. May 16. A race train
bound for Belmont park, consisting of
ten cars, wag ditched near Wood Hav
en Junction. L. I. The fireman of the
train is probably fatally injured. A
number of passengers were hurl.
Admiral Dewey Better.
Washington, May 16. The condition
ef Admiral Dewey, who was taken ill
In New York and who returned to his
home in this city, ia rcportei to be
Mrs. Stanford Endows Library.
Stanford University, Cal., May 16.
The cornerstone of the $800,000
library building at Stanford university
was laid with impressive ceremonies.
A hitherto unpublished address to the
students by tbe late Mrs. Stanford was
read. In it she makes an unexpected
endowment, to be raised by the sale
of her private jewels, which are esti
mated to be worth $1,000,000. The in
come from this fund will be sufficient
to purchase about 300.000 volumes for
the library each year.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Case Now
in Courts of New Jersey.
Somerville, N. J.. May 1G. That
Ssorge H. Wood has a dual personal
ity, and that his better naturo knows
nothing of anything that may be done
under the influence of tho evil spell
will be the defense made by Wood
attorney when he is put on trir.! i r
today for the murder of George V.'i I
lams last winter. It is bclicvej :..
this will be the first time tL.it tliL
novel defense has been offcrt-,1 ;:i r
murder case in the history of t-rii.ilii
Williams, a storekeeper in the vil
lage of Watchung. N. J.. ji;as found
shot to death in his slc'-h a short
distance from his home carl last Feb
ruary. Ho had started from the vil
lagc to drive a strange men to a farrr
house some distant away and sus
picion at once rest l on tl .- Etr.i"cer
Wood was nrrcstiil and iJtntI.1t' ! as
the man who had accompanied Will
lams and was charged with 'ho nirr
der. At the time of his a nvt lit
claimed that for threo days Lis rr.Im:
had been a blank and that he rcmera
bcred nothing of that period.
RUKS INTO OPEN SWITCH
Two Killed and Six Fatally Injured i.i
Wreck on Big Four.
Lafayette, Intl., May IK. Two men
were killed and six fatally injured in
the wreck of Big Four passenger train
No. 11. which crashed into an open
swith at Ottcrbein. fifteen miles west
of this city, while running at the rate
of forty miles an hour. The mail and
baggage cars were completely wrecked
and four passenger coaches were
thrown from their trucks and dashed
100 feet ahead of the engine. The
parlor car. at the rear of the train,
did not leave the track. Almost every
passenger was cither cut by flying
glass or bruised. Several narrowly
The dead: Herbert G. Haller, engi
neer, Indianapolis; Hugh S. Babb, fire
The severely injured: W. P. Pea
cock, traveling salesman, Indianapo
lis; Walter Freeman, passenger. Chi
cago: Elmer Hockersmith, passenger,
Westport. Intl.; J. W. Egbert, mail
clerk. Hamilton, O.; Dayton Itrown,
mail clerk. Indianapolis; Thomas O.
Seven Suspects Arrested.
Emporia. Kan.. May 16. Seven men
were arrested here by Santa Fe de
tectives on suspicion of being con
nected with the wreck of train No. 17
Sunday. Five were released and two
held for further Investigation. All
were former railroad men. A small
boy living near the junction testified
that the two held had been hanging
around the Howard branch tool house
for the last week and that he over
heard them talking about breaking in.
Tho two men deny having seen each
other before. The last of the wrecked
cars was put on the track. N'o sign
of the two passengers said to !' miss
ing was discovered.
Croker'g Body on Way East.
Kansas City, May 16. Richard
Croker. Jr.. and J. Rogge of New
York, his traveling companion, taking
the body of Herbert V. Croker. who
died on a Santa Fe train near Newton,
Kan.. Friday, left on a Wabash train
for New York. They had spent the
day here and Mr. Croker made a par
tial investigation of the circumstances
surrounding his brother's death. Be
left convinced that it was due to the
excessive use of tobacco and liquor
and the use of opium. There will bo
no autopsy, he said.
Flag Fails to Stop Ball Game.
Hutchinson. Minn., May 16. Ar
rayed in stylish attire and with an
American flag wrapped about her,
Mrs. S. Slaight, a prominent temper
ance reformer, made a novel attempt
' i stop the progress of a Sunday game
c" baseball by standing between the
pitcher and the batter. Tho crowd
of spectators finally surrounded her
and forced her off the field and the
game proceeded. Mrs. Slaight says
she Intends to call the attention of
the federal authorities to the assaul
upon the flag.
Rio Grande Out of Its Banks.
F: Paso. Tex., May 16. Tho. Rio
Grande is again on a big rise. Tho
riwr changed Its bed near las Cruces,
N. M., inundating many acrrs of land
and destroying a canal which provided
water for other property under irri
gation. As a new ditch must be built
f"r a distance of throe miles, it is
taought that the present crop will h?
lost before it can again be watered.
Two Drowned in Tiny Stream.
Louisville, May 16. The bodies or
Misses Edna and Irene Bottorff of
Goshen, Ky were found in the bed of
a tiny stream near their home. Dur
ing a tremendous downpour of rain
they attempted to ford the stream in
a buggy after the water had reached
a depth of five or six feet and the ve
hicle and occupantsweresweDt awav.
Distilling Company Dissolved.
New York, May 16. A movement,
which, it is said, eventually will re
sult in tbe dissolution of all the sub
sidiary companies of the Distilling
Company of America, about ninety In
number, was begun in Jersey City
when the Standard Distilling and Dis
tributing company was dissolved by
vote of the stockholders. Levy May
er, general counsel for the company,
said tho object of the dissolution was
tp reduce tho corporate taxes and ad
ministrative expenses. It is said that
the Distilling company of America
proposes to pay cash for tho assets of
tho subsidiary comrmnies.
FRIDAY, MAY 2H
Under the auspices of
A dance will be held in Orpheus
Hall after the concert, the music
being furnished by the players.
Tickets per Couple, Ad
mitting te both.
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store and know that
we sell good clothes
or men, but we believe
.here are other facts con
cerning our merchandise
arhich would benefit us both
If they were better known
We contend that our
clothing embraces about
all that the word "clothes"
implies. It is not mere
covering for the body for
hot and cold days, but it
is a recognized correctness
for garments for dress ; it is fashionable apparel, up-to-date
attire. We are herewith illustrating our
CROUSE & BRANDEGEE
Smartsac, a distinctive-cut sack suit for men and young men, n
suit combining features of importance in this day of tailored
-Iothes ready to put on. These suits are made of rough and
smooth faced fabrics, full of distinctive points of modern tailor
ng, in which you are sure to find absolute satisfaction, not alone
or service, but for correctness as to present demands of high
luality tailored garments. "
Journal Job Printing
Stylos aro alway.- up-to-date.
Work h jruarantood.
If we haven't it we will
men money on print' d
card.- for i-oeioty people;
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Only Daily in C'olumiuis.
Painting, Paper Hanging, Frescoing, Sign Writing,
Besides the regular Wall Paper Stock we carry we have
sample books from the largest manufacturers of Wall
Paper and can suit you in quality and price.
NORTH STREET 1 Door north Pollock's COLUMBUS
is the only
High Grade Powder
offered to the
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