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VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBER 8.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 24, 1905.
WHOLE DUMBER 1, 753.
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FIVE DOLLAR BILL::
fire, more numerous than if up nnd tens
moio I'lrntilal than twenties. Sim
ilarlv small Lank acconnt? arc mor
nurnercn than large one. The aggre
gate nf -nmll deposits far exceeds that
of the large c connts. Don't hesitate,
therefore, to keep an account because
of it. ?n"ial!ue.
The FirG!, National Bank
will ncc'ir ynnr depo.-irs antl give
tin !"j v-- attention Yon ran com-
ni"iii' ujtii a- little as one dollar
Company K on Top. "
1": -irl..j - I);.lj .
The tarprrt practice of Company K
yostvrday afternoon in the presence
of Colonel McLanchlin brought ont
seven marksmen m our local company
that are entitled to a place on the
stnto team that next .Tnlv will content
for national honor? The .'bowing
was remarkable, .o ninch so indeed
that Col McLanchlin freely prophes
ied that Columbus would have the
lentiius pl.i" in the tate if tnev were
persistent in their practice Seldom
more than two men from one company
final i t'v for the state team bv getting
niDre than 17 ont of a possible score
of Z: Onr bovs made n record of
which they have a xiuht to leel proud.
T. . Following ;; the score of tbe top
j seven .
' Sregt .McFnrl.iud, ... 22
'. Liea:. Hnsei , . 21
: Private Weaver ... . -'0
Sergt. Boono 111
- - Or.pt. Wagner . IT
. Privte Herring " . :. 17
? I'rivte Grififn 17
Ihuriaj - ).iilj
A littlt lire at the brewery last
.night did no damage but tbe brewery
people got buy in" haste and pat out
tho b!aza lwjfore the lire could get
tnto the reserve fund. Tbe tire com
pany was not called ont.
A lire alarm ;w turned in from the
Teleeram oCtee t!;:s morning. A
matili and some gasoline wa tbe
cr.nse No damr.ee v.v done and
tbo liruien did not have to turn ou
tb" water. Tin- printer who starts the '
engine Sillf-d the gas tank too fnll and
the fluid slopped down over the lead
pipes. When ho touched a match to
the. ignitrr the ua took fire ind leap
ed into a blaze which resulted in more
senro than damage.
.Si.iurd.-nV Dnih )
At tbe council meeting last night
a court of law wn held to determine
tbo iueM.uu tf whether a saloon li
rfiise should be granted to .T. K
Luueluscheia who wanted to opc-n a
ja!a in tbe stand formerly occupied
by Frank Lawrence. After tbe evi
dence va-all :n. the council lefnsed
to grant The license.
Mr. Lmielnschcn bad made regular
application with bond as required,
and the special committer found ifcat
all requirements had been complied
with and recommended that license be
lued. .7. H Kerseubroek tiled a
remouvtinnce. alleging that Lmje
Inscben had violated the liquor law
while the Lawrence saloon the past
year has ivrmitted disrenatable women
to freouept tbe place and should not
be allowed to ojien another place.
Mr. Lutjelnscben maintained that he
bad no voice in the management of
the Lawrence saloon: that be bad dis
cussed with Lawrence tbe lormation
cif a partnership but no t;rms bad
been reached that lie bad finally
arranged to buy out Lawrence and
pending the transfer had worked as a
harUnder for Lawrence for which he
was paid wages
Several witnesses were heard and
finally, on motion ofGray seconJed by
Zinnecker tbe report of the committee
was not accepted and tbe license was
Tbe remainder of the session was
devoted to routine matters.
ITnion Camp No. 131 Sons of Veter
ans will meet nr the K. P. Hall Sat
miJav night- Mnv 7 at o'clock to
cmixpV'p air :LJ.-cmf nt- for Memorial
Sunday and Memorial day and to mus
ter new recruits. A inl! attendance
When fill Become Lost.
When all the natural teeth become
lost tbe deficiency should be supplied
by artificial teeth. Nothing that is
worn upon the person is of so ninch
importance as the sei of artificial
teeth. They require for successful
results, artistic and mechanical skill,
patient labor and experience.
We guarintee you successful re
sults. Nearly 14 years esperiencr in
successful practice in Columbus.
Dr. H- E. Nhmii.
Mahaffey Damage Suit.
- Thin-day Dm1j
The well known damage case of
Erra C. Mahaffey against Jon Wells
was tried in district court this morn
ing and sptrlcd by the attorneys out
of court daring an intermission im
mediately following the introduction
of testimony by the plaintiff.
Mr. Mahaffey was placed on the
tand and tolrt a complete story of
his meeting with Wells in tbe latter'
bonce and of tbe two shots fired by
Wells one of which took effect in
his breast and the otber in his arm.
The witness stripped to show the jurv
the cars left by tbe wounds and ex
plained the unprovoked character of
After the examination of Mr. Ua-
baffey bj- Attorndey Hoharr Judge
Sullivan for tbe defendant asked for
a recess and daring tbe intremission
nrgeed upon a settlement with the
plaintiff ami asked to have the costs
taxed against the defendant.
Mr. Mahaffey is still weak from
hi.- wound and it is believed that he
will never fully regain bis strength
The amount of tbe settlement is said
to lie ?2J0O. Thero still remains a
criminal complaint against Wells
embodying the same charges.
Albion, Nebr., Mav 17th 11K)5
(Special) The people of this city feel
highiv honored by the election ofCapt.
F .7 Mack of Company "M" of the
Nebraska NationalGuards to the office
of Major of the -ml Regiment. In an
interview with the newly elected
Major we find tbe following concern
ing bis military career.
In December lv.is while the mili
tary spirit created bv tbe brilliant suc
cess of the American arms in tne war
with Spain was still holding the peo
ple of onr country under the spell,
Company "M" was organised at Al
bion and all of the young men of the
community of the best class took ac
tive part in thu success of the com
pany. At that time M. W. McGann
was Captain. W. S. Jolly 1st Liea
tenant and F.j. Mack 2nd Lieutenant.
Mr. Jolly (tied and Mr. McGann re
signed his office in the company and
this made Mack Captain and for five
years the company prospered under
bis leadership. And today Company
M" is In the first rank of the good
companies of tbe state and it is through
the direct efforts of Captain Mack
that the same has nourished.
On May l.lth r.ti. at Lincoln the
Taptain received tbe election of Major
of tbeKecimenrand it is claimed -br
those high iu militia authority that'
Major Mack is one of the most popu
lar officers in the service !n Nebraska.
The friends of the Major are jubilant
over bis success and wbile he takes
the honors in tbo democratic manner
that be always does feels a great deal
of satisfaction in knowing that his
ellorts in behalf of the Militia have
Mr. Mack is a young man and has
lived in Albion for the last fifteen
vears. He has had all the honors pos
sible in this community heaped upon
him and is now holding the Office of
Clerk of tbe District Court of Boone
county. He was electedMayor of this
city by a good majority while at the
same election the ticket he was runn
ing on was defeated by several votes
which goes to demonstrate that his
The result of this election is that
tbe Officers of Company" M" will move"
up and this will leave Mr. W. S. Price
Assistaht Cashier of the Albion Na
tional Rink Captain of the'Company,
As be has been one of the Captain's
best officers as 1st Lieutenant the fu
ture of tbe company is still in good
bauds. It is bis hope to be able to
build a fine armory fur tbe guards at
Aibion and he is putting forth an
effort to secure the State Shoot on the
range at this ioint as nature has pro
vided a place one mile south of town
where a pofect rifle range could be
mad at but little expense.
Lieutenant Colonel W. R. McLaugh
lin will be in Albion on the 3th to
cond uct a target practice and from the
resulting score will choose a team
from our coufpnny to compete in the
State Shoot and from them a team
will be selected to go to Seagrist N.
.7. for tbe National Shoot. The boys
here feel confident that some of this
company will represent Nebraska at
Enciae No. ITOj, which is one of
tne mogul type and accustomed to the
hauling cf heavy freight trains be
tween Omaha and Grand Island with
Engineer Punja and FiremeanMurphy
in the seats of responsibility came in
from the west last night at the head
of a train of about CO cars of live
stock and frnit and most every one in
in town knew it when the train arriv
ed. The reason is that as the train whis
tled out of Silver Creek, the whistle
became, stuck open and continued to
blew for at least two hours making
tbe night hideous with the nnacens
On arriving in Columbus the en
gine was put in the hands of a ma
chineet and continual attempts were
made to stop the noise, bnt the whis
tle continued till it became necessary
to change engines and No. lS'JLjtook
the freight into Omaha, while No.
1703 was killed, her fires drawn and the
Z Vogel and Moscnearoa jast received
a large consiznmeat of California
wine for their local trade. This firm
is taking ont a wholesaler' liqi
Ink BMk keeper Missing.
Harry Bratt. bookkeeper in the First
National Bask of Genoa disappeared
last night at ten o'clock and on trace
of hi can bo found. Bernard Gor
man, cashier of the bank, told a
Journal reporter over the phone this
afternoon that the whole matter was
a mystery, as everything was all
straight at the bank and no suspicion
of any kind bad ever rested on Mr.
He went hoaw at ten o'clock and
went to his room as asuaL That was
the last seen of hint. It was discov
ered this morning that the bed had
not been occupied and the bank keys
and a few dollars of pocket'money
were found in the room:
Mr. Gorman says that young Bratt
had appeared to be brooding over
something for tbe but two months,
but that nothing was thought of that
as he was always a quiet yoang man.
Bratt is about twenty-four years old
and has always been very attentive
to business. He owned stock In hiB
father's bank at Bennet and had ex
His father, A. Eratt is one of the
wealthiest men in Nance county and
his family is one of the most highly
respected in Genoa.
Wednesday evening, as Mark Rath
burn was going home after the Hart
party, when passing the home of his
brother, W. W. Rathburn. he saw
his brother's wife run out of the
house. Mr. Rathbarn stopped to in
vestigate and Mrs. Rathburn told him
that a strange man had entered her
house by the window and had pre
sented a pistol at her. A friend. Mrs.
Kelly, who was staying with her.
ran out of the house, and Mrs. Rath
barn engaged in a struggle with tbe
supposed burglar, in which she was
painfully braised about the head and
neck. Neighbors saw the man leave
the house, bat no clew to his identity
Harry Bratt.the Geaoa bank cashier
whoae disappearance night before last
caused so much excitement and alarm,
returned to his home inGenoa at 10 :30
Mr. t Bratt said that the day had
been a perfect blank to him until
about five o'clock in the evening when
he found himself on the river bank
near tne Loap bridge about two miles
from home. The but be remembered,
he said, was going to his room the
night before. He spent five hours
after he came to himself in making
his way over the two - miles to his
Great relief is felt among his friends
over Mr. Bratt's safe return. He is
highly esteemed in his community
and no breath of suspicion has ever
been raised against him in his busi
ness dealings. His books at the bank
were found to be O. K. The only
explanation is that he was suddenlv
attacked by some form of temporary
aberration and wandered to the river.
Before a crowd of over five hundred
oase nan enthusiasts uoiumbns yes
terday went down in defeat at the
hands of nine husky players from
Fremont. The day was an ideal one
for the game and every man. woman
and chila present got' more than the
worth of their money even if the lo
cals had to take the short end of tbe
score. Manager Corbett and Captain
Harry made everv provision possible
to make tbe opening game a success
and it was, though the score would
have been more pleasing had the big
number been placed to the credit of
the home boys. As it was, it was a
good game, the locals showing up
well for tbe first game and against a
team which has been playing the
past two months and composed of sev
eral salaried players. Young Will
Dolan pitched the game for Colum
bus and did a saperb job. His con
trol, speed and delivery was far above
his opponent, bnt miserable support
by tbe home boys was the cause of
his loaing his game. He struck out
ten of the Fremont players, allowed
them but seven hits and yet with all
this good record had to meet defeat
and he did it with a smile. Eaongh
said, the localu did well, the Fre-
monters did better. The score:
Fremont 00120112 7
Colnmbns 16000100 02
Batteries: Fremont. Primleyand Shea
Colnmbus. Dolan and Jones. Hits: Fre
mont 7. Columbus (L Struck ont by
I'rimley 1 1. Ddan 10. Errors : Fremont
", Colnmbus 10. Attendance 500.
Aaather Wise Gay.
Saturday afternoon the base ball
boys went down to the grounds to
practice np for the Fremont game. A
traveling man had dealt himself a
hand and appointed himself to ;a place
on the team. When Jim Jones came
on the field, the traveliag gentleman
announced that he was from theSouth,
he was, and he wouldn't play with a
colored man. After caUiag Jimmy
numerous insulting nanus, this brill
iaat specimen of Southern manhood
picked np a hat and started to drive
a member of the Oolambas hall team
off of the Oolumbas halL grounds. He
evea struck Jimmy on the arm with
defend himself with, bat the trouble
To the great regret of the specta
tors, the flower of Soathera chivalry
was not knocked in the head, bat he
was healed ap before Police Judge
Cutis aad laed 11 aad eosto, amount
ing to aboat 6. He refaaed to give
The School Gymnasium.
At the meeting of tbe scbiol beard
yesterday Superintendent Ktrn pre
sented bis leport recommending the
appropriation of suflicient money to
build the high school gymnasium
for which $700 has been subscribed
by citizens of Columbus.
The building contemplated will be a
wing added to the hir.h school build
ing on the berth. Besides gymnastic
equipment it is proposed to have for
ges for work in manual training. The
estimated ccst is near 3,000. with
$700 already raised by popular sub
scription. The district has already sufficient
surplus en hand to pay for build
ing, even with a levy onlv hatf as
large as tbe law permit". The board
received the proposition as favorably
as the general public had done before
and the committee en buildings was
instructed to prepare an estimate.
The only member who opposed was.
Mr. Leavy. He argued against the
proposed improvement on the ground
of economy- He also talked against
it on the ground that the proposed
building was cot elaborate enough.
Tbe other members are strongly in
favor of the gymnasium and it is
practicallv a certainty that it will
be built this summer.
Snp't Eern also recommended that
one additional teacher be emplovcd
in the high school and one in the pri
mary department ; and further that the
Eighth grade be transfered from the
Second ward building to the high
school buiidins, putting the new pri
mary department in the Second ward
building. All these recommenda
tions will probably be accented and
carried out by tbe bonrd.
We are now serving delicious Ice Cream
Sodas, Sundaes, Lemonades, Phosphates and
all good Soda drinks.
We make our own Ice Cream. We
KNOW it is pure;
Chas. H. Dack, Druggist.
Program of concert to be given by
Prcf. A. E. Poolo, assisted by the
city's best talent, in tbe Presbyter
ian church, Mondav evening, May 29,
1. "Smiles and Caresses' Eendix
Juvenile String Orchestra
'!. Violin duet Selected
Howard Wbaley and Arthur Thorna.
". Violin solo a. Cavatina Raff
b. Polish Dance Wieniawski
4. Lad i os' quartette Selected
Mesdames Garlow, W.H.Evan?, Heinz
.". Double string trio Dancla
Helen McAllister. Marion Keeder,
Geneva Jones, Harlev McAllister,
Llovd Cassin. Martin Steuger.
. Violin solo II Trovatore Siugnlee
7. Selections Bohemian Girl L'alfe
Juvenile String Orchestra.
. Bass solo" When Richelieu tbe Red
Robe Wore'" Murray
9. Violin trio March Henkel
Gertrude Eiias. Adrea Lay. Paul
10. Violin solo 7th Air Varie De
11. Contralto solo "Bright Star oL
Miss Ethel Galley.
12. Violin duet Andante
Otto Stencil and Emil Scbwarz
13 Violin solo
Hungarian Rhapsody j
Piano solo "Tremolo" Gottscbalfc
Prof. H. F. Funk.
15.. Violin solo Fantasie Caprice
Prof. A. E. Poole. j
16. String quartette Sextette from S.J. Kennedy of St. Edward at
Lucia I tended the Kramer reception in Co-
Herfwig Jaeggi, Walter Bcettcher, j iambus last evening, returning home
P. J, Barron, Prof. A. E. Poole. on ;i,e morning train.
Absolutely Clean and CANNOT BE
EXPLODED. The only Positively Safe
Gasoline Stove on the Market.
We make a specialty of Builders'
Cloos & Uehliiig
Independent 'Phone No. 162.
North Side 13th St. Columbus, Nebr.
Extraordinary Special Sale!
Ani and every piece of Ham! lainted
China. R.icaiic Ware and Pottery now on
display in my window will be for sale at
regular retail prices until Friday. May IP.
after that day a reduction of 10 per cenr
every day will be made as follows:
May 20th. ) per cent of retail price
May 23J. SO per cent of retail price
May 2nd. TO per cent of retail price
May2tth. fft per cent of retail price
May iSth. 30 ier cent of rdtail price
May 20th. 40 percent of retoil price
May 27th. SO per cent of retail price
May 2ith. 20 percent of retail price
May 30th. 10 percent f retail price
May 31t. FREE First choice of any
not sold on this date to the customer mak
ing the largest purchase durinc this sale.
Second choice to the next hishest and so
on until e ery piece is Riven away. SALE
FOP. CASH ONLY. All ro1s marked in
Ed J. Niewohner
i Friday' Iaily)
Last Sunday a son of Wm. Jnrecki,
a Polander, living across the river,
aged about T years, was sitting on the
bank of the slongh that runs through
bis father's held, when the bank caved
off throwing him into the water. H is
mother saw him and jumped in after
him. but was nnable to get out. Some
man happened to be near and helped
the -woman out bnt the boy was carried
on down the stream and out into the
meadow. When picked np he was
dead, T lie funeral was beldTuesday.
An Elaborate Entertainment. ,
la the mo-it brilliant and largelv at
tended social event of the season. Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Kramer and tbe Misses
Kramer reoeivsti at Orpheus ball last
evening. Tho event was in honor of
tbe twenty fifth wedding anniversary
of Mr. ana Mrs. Kramer, and a fare
well party to the friends of Miss Vera
Kramer whoso weddfng with Mr.
M. J. Kelly.of Cbicngo is announced.
In tbe receivinc liua were Mr. nd
Mrs. Kramer, Mioses Vera and
Florence Kramer, and Mr,
Kelly. Mesdames D. T Martyn. J.
B. Gietren. P. J. Hart. F. H. Rusche
and C C Gray assisted in entertain
ing the guests, and twenty girlsnsKist
ed in serving refreshments. The stage
of the ball was decorated in green
with the figures "1S&0-1905" done in
silver foil on a background of green.
Potted flowers were tastefully arrang
ed about the front of the stage. Mus
ic was furnished by Prof. Sike's or
chestra, coucenled behind tbe screen
Nearly three hundred guests attend
ed. Dancing began at ten o'clock and
continued until one. Tbe entertain
ment was informal and every cnest
was cordially looked after by tbe en
teitniners. Seldom has so numerous
and happy a throng been seen at a
social receptiou in Columbns. Tbe
long residence of the Kramer family
Papinijm Columbus has made almost every
I man or woman in this commnnitv a
pers!onal friend: and their unvarying
good-fellowsbip and democratic ways
! trtTti fl..ASnrvl. ittncAf1 lust niirhr
. 7 """"" "" ." "7- , J?
nv ine coroiai warmin wuu wnicu iney
were greeted by so
friends of all ages.
large a number of
Judge Albert Hu Operatiea.
An operation for appendicitis was
performed yesterday on Judge I. L.
Albert. The operation was entirely
successful, and Mr. Albert's condition
has been most favorable freaa the time
the operation was completetd. At one
o'clock today he was sleeping quietly
and his condition was entirely satis
factory. It was not generally known
that Judge Albert was oontemnlating
an operation or even suffering from
the disease. He has been preparing
for the one rat ion for the past week
He was not confined to hit bed, but
since the operation waa conidered
necessary it waa thought best to get
through with it before the disease
bad progressed to a more acute stage
aud tbe patient correspondingly weak
ened and less able to withstand tho
High School Festivities..
The Freshmen of tbe high school
went out to Mcpherson's lake Satur
day for a picnic. "AH was merry aa a
marriage bell until six sophomores,
one junior and one senior appeared
on the scene. At this point historians
begin to differ. The sophs maintain
that they got away with some of the
provender of the picnickers, which
the freshmen deny. Both sides agree
that there waa a scrap that was worth
any man's time, and that Prof Mc
Coy, who had gone as chaperoa. did
valiant service in defending the im
pedimenta nf tbe camp. There seems
to be agreement also on the point
that one Freshie was heaved bodily
into the lake.
A rough report of the casualties has
it that McAllister had a nice bump
developed on his he id with a club in
the bands of a voung lady, Dickinson
got baptized, Betterton received a
bloody note ana Prof. McCoy's shirt
was badly scattered.
Tolay everybody is goodnatured
and harmony is in evidence. The
Freshman party was composed of
twelve boys and ten girls. Miss Seg
elke and Prof. McCoy chaperoned the
S. 0. P. H.
It has just reached the ears of a
Journal reporter that seven sweet girls
of our city are near the hair pulling
point toward each otber. It happened
like this: Tbe seven girls met a few
months ago r.t the home of one of tbe
members and after pulling tbe blinds
'--' knowns that no one was near
u 1 wHled to form a secret order of
own. Why they picked on an
unlucklv number no one knows bat the
abrupt termination of the order proves
still more the numbers seven-come-eleven
or either thirteen seldom win.
The organization was successfully
formed and the punch bowl was
brought in to properlv christen the
new made order "S. O. P.H." which
letters when properly interpreted
means "still on papa's hands." The
meeting closed with every secret firm
ly locked in the heart of every mem
ber and as time went on the new born
order seemed to work much to the
benefit of honored members. Lately
there has been a coolness among the
seven and the climax was reached just
the other evening when one of our
prominent bachelors bntted in with
the proposition that he would marry
any one of .the girls, which, orf a
secret ballot, the club should elect to
be bis wife. A special meeting was
arranged and after considerable nerv
ous agitation decided that the rules y
of tbe order be amended so that tbe
"old batch" might be admitted into
the lodge as honorary member and set
at the head of the table.
When the time arrived for the bal
lotting away of one cf the members,
each girl took a slip of paper and en
tered intoa corner and did her best to
disguise her band writing. Each mem
ber cast a vote and each girl received
The bachelor is si ill a bachelor, the
(dub is br ken up and the girls are
mortal enemies. This whole story
came from one of the members and on
promise that no name be used tbe
Journal is permitted to chronicle one
of tbe latest and most unique organ
izations yet planned by tne blushing
Martin Sc'hilz and Miss Elizabeth
Brock were married at St. Bonaven
tura church last Wednesday morning
at ten o'clock,. Rev. Father Theo
bold officiating. Only tbe near rela
tives of the young couple w tnewed
the ceremony. The bride is the
daughter of Jacob Brock and the
groom i the oldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Win Scbiiz. Mr. and Mrs.
Scbirz immediately went to house
keeping in their new home east of St.
Mary's hospital. Mr. Schilz is leader
of the Colnmbus band aad oae of Co
lumbus' most highly respected young
If you want some fine graduating
oreeents at reasonable prices, go to
Braun's store, Eleventh street. tf
B. L Simmons has opened ap a
first class shootiag gallery in the old
Snell Billiard hail on Twelfth Street
Columbus marketsCora. 37 : wheat
84: rve, 55; oats. 25, barley, 25; hogs,
4. SO; batter, 15; eggs. 14: potatoes,
A man by the a name of O'Brien
was taken before Judge Cartis this
mora tag and consigned to the county
jail for twenty days for vagrancy.
Mrs. Llovd Swaia Is giviag a small
party this afternoon at which will be
honced the engagement of her sis
ter, Misa Hand Parker to Dr. Charles
BAPTIST Sunday morning 'Serv
ing my country, past and present."
Mrs. O. C. Gray Itfr today for a
two weeks visit with her parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Okey.in Mendota, 111.
We are scon to be privileged to ob
serve our most sacred National Anni
versary, Memorial Day. All member
of Union Camp No. 14 Sons of Vet
erans and all are elicablo to join, will
meet at the K. of P. hall at 10 o'clock
awmorial on Sunday. Mav 28 to attend
Memorial services at the Contrega-
loaai church with Maker Post Xo. J,
Q. A. R.
Miss Lottie Moell, danghte rof An
ton Moell an old rettler who lives sev
en miles south of Columbus and three
miles west of Bellwod. dropped dead
in the garden yesterday. The cansei
of her death was apoplexy. She was
in apparent good health and her death
came without a moment's wnrning.
MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA USES
DISMISSES TWO FROM OFFICE
Quaker City Executive Removes Un
faithful Servants Outgrowth of the
Fight Against Leasing City Gas
Plant for Seventy-five Years.
Philadelphia, May 24. In bis effort
to defeat tbe consummation oi tho
plan to lease the city gas works to
the United Gas Improvement com
pany for seventy-five years for ?2.".
000.000. Mayor Weaver dismissed from
fflce David J. Smyth, the director or
the department of public safety, and
Peter E. Costello. the director of tbe
department of public works. The
mayor has announced that he is in tbe
Ight to the bittes end. which means
that A great political battle is now on
and will be carried to the polls next
November. In his fis;ht against the
gas lease, and tbe Republican organi
zation, the mayor has called in as
counsel Elihu Root of New York. Each
dismissed director rceied $1U.0 a
year and together they bail control
of 10,000 officeholders. It is not likely
that the citv council wdl confirm the
men appointed by tbe mayor, but they
will hold the office ad interim. The
two dismissed directors refused to
use their influence to help the mayor
in bis anti-gas lease fight and this led
the mayor to ask the directors for
TOKIO HEARS OF VICTORIES
Japs Said to Be Successful in Several
Skirmishes in Manchuria.
Tokio, May 24. Imperial headquar
ters says: "The Russian cavalry
which detoured toward Fakumen from
the right bank of tho Liao river wa3
frequently defeated by cur rear
guards. On May 2ft, after their fail
ure in the vicinity of Tafangsht-n. they
camped with the main strength at
Siaotatzu, twenty-six miles from Faku
men, and on May 21 they retreated
to tho right bank of the Malien river.
In tho meantime a few companies of
tho enemy's force remaining on the
left bank of the Malien river v. ere
defeated and retreated northward in
disorder. Otherwise tho situation is
Gunshu Pass. Manchuria, May 2;.
A report is in circulation araons the
Chinese that the Japanese fleet has
sustained misfortune, the precise na
ture of which is not stated. The re-
above referred to is probably
that emanating from Paris and Ion
don early tnis month, to the effect
that the Japanese battleship Mikase
has been lost in th1 straits of Korea.
no confirmation of which has benri re
ceived. Lunatic Sailors and Soldiery.
Che Foo, May 24. Forty-four luna
tic Russian sailors and soldiers from
Port Arthur, including a violently in
sane lieutenant, who was on the Se
vastopol during the siege, arrived
here and were Immediately trans
ferred to the Russian hospital ship
Wbampoa for transportation to Odes
sa. The party Is accompanied by doc
tors and attendants exceeding in num
ber the patients. The condition of
the insane men varies from a mild
melancholy to violent stacep. The
majority are suffering from hallucina
tions, rendering th?m in a condition
that demands an attendant for each
one. The officers in charge state that
many of these cases are tbe result o
the long lncarccra'ion of sic-k men in
hospitals during ihe terror of the
siege. Some are the result of curvy
and the condition of others is due to
the terrific nervous strain of continued
bombardments and lnc.ssant service.
All are apparently physical wrecks.
Rumor of Rojestvensky's Death.
Paris, May 24 Nothing is known
here of the report that Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky is d-ad. except a brief
extra cable from a Ixtndon paper, to
which no importance is attached, ow
ing to the complete ansenc- of knowl
edge of tbe whereabouts of the Rus
sian fleet. The oSic-ials of the Rus
sian embassy herf- discredit the rumor
as circulated in the interests of the
Vladivostok is Isolated.
London, May 24. The Tokio corre
spondent of th Daily Telegraph ca
bles that tbe railway to Vladivostok
has been setrd, as the result of
which the fortress is isolated.
The Shanghai correspondent cf the
Morning Post says he learns from r.
trustworthy source that Vice Admiral
Togo's fleet is still off Masampho oa
the southeastern coast of Korea.
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore Dead.
Melrose, Mass.. May 24. Mrs. Mary
A Livermore, the well known writer
and reformer, died at her home faere.
Bronchitla and a weak heart hastened
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Baker Pot Xo. 1. Grand Army of
the Repnblic, has issued tho follow
ing order of exercises for the obser
vance of Memorial Dav, Tuesday, May
All comrades of the G. R.R. and all
soldiers, sailors. Sons of Veterans.
Spanish American war veterans, mem
bers of Company K. Nebraska nation
al gjiard, and Confederate soldiers aio
invited to join the members of Baker
Post at 1 ::U) sharp on Memorial Day.
Tbe firemen and city band will
form on Thirteenth street in front of
Firemen's hall at 1:30 p. m. and
march west on Thirteenth street to
Nebraska avenne. thence south to
Twelfth street, thence east to Olive,
thence south to Eleventh street to G.
A. R. hall, where nnder command of
J. R. Meagher, marshal of the day,
tbe line of march Will be taken up
to North opera house by way of North
nnd Thirteenth streets. Exercises will
commence promptly at 2 p. m.
Call of assembly to ore'er Commander
W. F. DodJs.
Music Columbns band.
Salnte the dead Members of tbo
Prayer Chaplain J.R.Brock.
Reading of general orders- Adjutant
E.'O. Rector .
Remarks Commander W. F. Dodri.s
Song. "The Flag" Grade Seven, Co-
Recitation," Ode fur Decoration Day"
Recitatiou. "The Unknown Rider"
Song. Selected N. Ro-t U:ismnssen.
Recitation. "Picket Guard" Violet
Address for the fire department.
Music Colnmbus tand.
At the closo of tbo program tho line
of march will be taken up to the city
cemetery where tho exercises will be
completed according to tho Grand
Army ritual, ending with salute to tho
dead by the Evans Rifles.
THE SOLDIER DEAD IN COLUM
J B I'scbudy
R B Mclutvre
J. W. Earlv
J. N. Lawson
S. B. Hunt
P. J. Lawrence
Tbos. M. Wilson
K. II. Henry
O. H. Archer
U. L. Adnmti
John L. Sturgeon
H. L. Small
Henry C. Kline
E D. Sheehan
I. T. Slattery
A. J. Whitt'aktr
W H Thomas
J. V. Stevenson
II. T. Spoerry
T. W. McKinnie
M. K. Turner
W. M. Schroeder
W. II. Thompson
J. S. Murdock
E. C. Knvanangh
On Sunday, Mav
sermon will be preached by Rev. G.
A. Mnnro iu the Congregational
church at II a. m. The Sens of Vet
erans, veterans of the Spanish Amer
ican war members of national guard
and confederate soldiers are earnestly
invited to join the members of the
Grand Army at their hall at ten
o'clock sharp to march with them
to the church. Every man who is
eligible should esteem it an honor to
be permitted to associate himself with
the G. A. R. in this service and
fabocld do bis utmost to aid in tbe
commemoration of the nation's most
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