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bxaslxsho Mat 11, 1870.
Entered at the Portoffico, Colombos, Nebr., aa
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OIIANC.K IN ADDKISS-When onlerinc a
change in t!ie:uldrei-H.stilrtcrilxTrtfhmMIe sure
to uive tlieir old :ib well ju tlieir new address.
The latest from an official eonrce is that
they will "put it bask1 when the
leaves begin to fall.
If Columbus expects to celebrate
the 1th it iR time the peoplo were
Rotting a move on themselves.
What if ell our school boards and
city councils and other public officers
who 6erve ovor time and whoso sal
aries are fixed by law, should disre
gard the law and like some of our
supervisors present bills for "over
Another illustration of the way tho
Jans figuro things out according to
first principles and then get busy:
The American consul-general at Yoko
hama sends to Washington the follow
ing evtracr frcm tho Japan Gazette:
"Since the opening of hostilities gold
mining in Japan has been encouraged
by tho government to aid the specie
reserve fund. The total for the past
year will exceed twelve million yen
(tr,l7fi.O00), against six million yen
(fi.ttSS.OOO) in ordinary years."
A gentlemanly appearing bird dog
brought itself to tho little halt at tho
the foot of the Journal 6tairs this
moraine whoro it set np a most piti
ful howl. Wondering why such a
good looking dog should be harboring
such woful foolings and especially
why it shonld como to tho Journal
offico with its talo of woo we
made an investigation. Going to the
composing room wo found Officer
Sckack who had brought a dog "death
sentence" for publication ;and inspect
ing tho dog wo found it woro no tax
Tho interest of the railroads and of
the public is necessarily identical in
the long run. Thero should be no an
tagonism between the two. lint the
railroads are certainly acting in a
manner tending to antagonize tho
public by resisting payment of taxes
in the federal courts. Our state courts
give them the samo remedy they give
other citizens. Under state law both
private citizens and a railroad com
pany may protest against excessive
taxation, but the tax must be paid
first, and the merits of tho protest do
tremined later. The railrcds, not
satisfied with the same rights
that are assured to private citizens
by state law. took advantage of their
constitutional privilege as residents of
another stato doing business in this
state, to go into federal court and
withold their taxes from tho treasury.
By taking this course the railroads
will find that they navomaden diplo
THE DOG ORDINANCE.
Columbus has a dog orainance. No
tice that' said ordinance will be en
forced has been published so widely
that scarcely a man, woman or child
in tho city has failed to bo duly noti
fied. The old fashioned way of enforcing
this ordinance was to have a dog
catcher whose duty it was to assault
with intent to do great bodily harm,
every dog that so far forgot his dogly
dnties to the state, as to run around
town without a tag on his collar. But
since our city council failed to appoint
a dog catcher, leaving that nnnoly
oflite to be administered by our dig
nified police officers. Mayor Dickin
son has been compiled to take an
other tack to enforce the ordinance
in qnention. For our police officers
to a man. stand on Ilenr George's
platform and emphatically proclaim
the Henry George doctrine " We are
for men' and not for dogs." So the
mayor has adjusted tho work and has
infracted the police officers to go after
the men who keep the dogs without
paying tho requiste tax and to bring
them into police court to pay the fine
imposed by law. Now if it doesn't
turn out to be beneath the dignity of
the police or the city council, or the
city attorney or tho mayor or any other
citizen of Columbus to file tho neces
sary complaint, thero will behowl
iags" in pulico court shortly that
would make the canine victims of
the dog catcher of previous years blush
with envy conld they rise ont of their
graves to witness the doings nnder
tho new regime.
EXIT CIO. JtXJXDIANA.
Probably nobody is a friend of the
cigarrette except tho misguided indi
vidual who consumes and cries for it.
Everybody else would like to see it
banished from tho earth. Bnt we can
not always have what we wonld like,
especially when to get it we have to
iafringe on tho personal rights of other
The state of Indiana in this twen
tieth century has pnt itself in the ab
oard position of enactngas bald a piece
of samptnary legislation as over exist
ed is the good old Puritanic days oi
the eighteenth century. Indiana, like
Nebraska, has made it a misdemeanor
for any person to sell or give away
cigarrette.s or tho materials for mak
ing them; and nobody denies that it
is a good law and one that will save
y yonng people from the deadly;
Dal IbiIUu lu. nn.n a&mbAV
- mma Sucj HUWH
for anybody to smoke or have in his
possession cigarrettes or the materials
therefor. At least, so the newspapers
It makes one think of the celebrated
Blue Laws of colonial days, when a
man was not permitted to chew to
bacco except; when at leatt ten miles
fiom any other human being or hab
itation. Indiana evidently is not well
versed in the modern doctrine of the
relation of Btate to individual. In
diana onght to move down to Tennesee
and they conld hold an election. One
sido could vote for Old Hickory and
moonshine, and the other for Tippe
canoe and Tyler and no cigarrettes.
It would be a lovely joke if the In
diana, courts shonld uphold the new
law. Booth Tarkington wonld have
a new field to work.
MUSIC AND MUSIC.
In a Union Pacific chair car the
other day, was a number of peopls
returning from Omaha whero they
had been to hear the great singer
Madame Gadski and the prince of
orchestra directors. Emil Paur.
In the same car was a group of civil
war veterans with their wives, on
their way to Grand Island to attend
a meeting of the Grand Army. After
the train started, the old boys began
to visit back and forth, jollying each
otnor about ''foraging expeditions,"
"chicken stealings," and other army
experiences until a spirit of almost
boyish good cheer seemed to possess
them all, and caused them to forget
Finally in an outburst of exuberance,
aroused by their happy reminiscences,
two of the boys, stooped with age,
their silvered hair falling in beauti
ful color contrast on their bine coats,
sprang up from their seats and with
beaming faces, fairly ran down the
isle to the end of the car, whero they
had those patriotism-inspiring instru
ments, the fife and drum.
Music? A large number of the pas
sengers had listened with breathless-
attention to the great soprano ; they
had greeted with applause the great
director whose baton had made fifty
instrnmens play as one instrument.
But they had heard nothing from the
great artist that was music in so
high a sense asthe notes that these
two old veterans produced on the two
most unmusical musical instruments
in the world. And how they played !
They were living forty years in tho
past when with bouyant 6tep they
hail sounded the martial notes that
had torn young from boys tho arms
of woepine mothers. And tho old
boys who listened, forgot their stiffen
ed jointB and age-dimmed eyes,
and were boys again, living over
again those days when they took
np the march from home and
mother, for tho cuaso of a free and
nnited country. And tho spirit of tho
old soldiers invaded tho cntiro car.
The people applauded, they joined in
the singing of patriotic airs, and
for an hour a spirit of patriotism had
held every person in the car emvrapt.
Onr civilization demands th music
of tho Gadskis, bnt onr democracy
demands the patriotic strains of tue
fifo and drum produced in tho spirit
of these two old veterans.
ONE HO AD I1REAKS.
The Kock Island railroad has re
cently placed an order for 1.S00 re
frigerator cars which will be owned
and operated by the road itself. This
is supposed to be a resnlt of the pri
vate car investigation which is being
mado by tho Interstate Commerce
Tho Rock Island nnder its new
management has always been aggres
sive and progressive, and it wonld
seem to have hit upon tho psychol
ogical moment to break away from
the private car octopus Just now
the octopus is nnder a cloud of con
siderable density, and while railroad
ing is a bnsiness which generally
speaking is not run on sentiment, never
theless what ever power is in public
sentiment will be on tho side of the
It will remain to be seen whether
the Bock Island will now bo put out
of bnsiness by the private car power.
The mysterious clnb with which the
monopoly is supposed to keep every
railroad nnder its dominion may turn
out to be smowhat imaginary.
THE FREMONT TRIUUNE
The Fremont Daily Tnbuno has
just celebrated its twenty-second
birthday, and it admits what the peo
ple of Nebraska have known for a
long time, that it "is a pretty healthy
yonth." Tho Daily Tribune began
preaching the doctrine of a' greater
Fremont when that city was little
moro than half as largo as Columbus.
And no one will deny that the Daily
Tribcno Has played a largo part in
placing Fremont among the best of
the smaller Nebraska cities. Hail Ross
Hammond been made of the stuff that
gets discouraged easily, or had he
waited for the business men of Fre
mont to tell him to start a daily news
paper when Fremont was a little city
of :MX. the Daily Tribnno would not
ocenpy the place of influenco it occu
pies today, and Fremont, lacking the
commercial stimulus that can be given
only by a daily nowspaper, would
stand much lower among the cities
of Nebraska. The management of the
Columbus Daily Journal hopes for
the same earnest co-operation of bus
iness men here that Columbus and
the Daily Journal may grow in the
measure that Fremont and the Dailv
Tribune have grown under the man
agement of Ross Hammond.
The democratic ring in New York
City and the republican ring in Phil
adelphia have for years been a dis
grace to tho American republic. The
most shameless steals and high hand
ed boodling have been practiced in
these two harpies' nests, until New
York and Philadelphia have come to
bo standards, representing ona hun
dred per cent, in the, scale of govern
Philadelphia has just witnessed a
scene which is truly Unssian. The
city council had the question of gas
franchises under consideration. A
scheme was under way to grant the
exclusive privilege to a certain cor-
Joa for a term of . seventy -five
9. a A fe. -
the council chamber with ropes and
openly threatened to hang the alder
men who were engineering the steal
A hundred armed policemen held the
mob in check 'while the elected rep
resentatives of tho people voted away
the rights and tho money of the people.
It is understood that the mayor will
veto the ordinance and it mill then
be up to the council to pass it again,
over his veto, Meanwhile public
sentiment is doing uliat it can pub
licly, and the wallet of the interested
corporation is no doubt .doing what
it can privately.
The situation is interesting and
vital. It is a tucate f-kiw-down be
tween bribery methods enr one hand
and an aroused ens e of public decency
on the other. It is as much a crucial
test of democratic government as is
the strike situation in Chicago. If a
unanimous public sentiment cannot
in Fume wav con.p 1 onedienpo to
principles cf justice on the part of
its eldcted Bprvants. we had better
prepare for mob rule.
TEACHERS AND PREACHERS
"J suppose. Mr. Greenwood, that
tho tcarhors who remain in town are
doing a great deal of hard work at the
public library," remarked somo one
thJs morning to Superintendent J. M.
Mr. Greenwood, at his desk, laid
do.vn bis pen and leaned back in his
"Teachers." he said, "don't read.
Teachers seldom look at anything ex
cept textbooks. Teachers don'J know
very much. Teachers don't want to
know anything except tho particular
thing they happen to be teaching. The
narrowing effect of school teaching
is something terrible ig behold. No,
sir, teachers who are in town are
not doing hard woik nt all on their
books. Tbxy seldom go near the li
brary. "Of course thetc are lots of ambi
tious ones. Tenchcis as a class are
very ambitious. Hut their ambitions
are limited to the onn or two things
they teach. Tho ir.iud of rho teacher
does not grow normally. Ono tiart of
it grows abnormally kt-cn while the
other part dwindles to nothing. Take
tho woman who tenches English
grammr or rhetoric, for instance. She
gets to know ail tho rules so well the
can see a rhetorical or grammatical
mistako as soon as tho page is laid
before hor eyes. But that is aU she
con seo. She loses tier ideas and ap
preciation. When sfe tteds at all the
is absorbed with notlrng but doubtful
"The ordinary teacher acquires a
pedantic idea of his own importance
by reason of constantly dealing with
children. Being constantly superior
to those with whom you associate has
a bad effect on anv one. It has a bad
effect on the teacher. Tho teacher
might learn of other uorsons who are
brighter than nitnsolf if ho would
read, but ho doesn't think it necessary
"I think a minister is a good deal
like the school teacher. Yon will
find tho ministers who rend are very
fow indeed. It would be a good
scheme if tho minister could persuada
himself into disturbing his own in
fallibility. But ho can not. Ho doesn't
read. It wonld bo a good thing if ha
wero not so cocksnro of himself. Bnt
liko the school teachers, his lack of
knowledge of human affairs betrays
"Teachers and preachers must work
along other lines than teaching and
preaching, or they will become Alost
irredeemably. A big question now is
'How can wo save rho school teacher :'
The answer is, ' He must save hxn-
self. He must work along other lines
than school teaching. ' He must rend
books and moot men and know whnt
it is to bo in business.
"Too many of them aro children.
I know them Haven't I been a teacher
myself f jr years and years?"
. "Mrs. Whitney, 'asked some one of
tho public librarian, "do teachersdraw
many books out of tho library r"
'Very few. vory, very few. " she
replied. Kansas City Star.
Socio years ago we sojourned for n
spall in tho city of St. Edward, Nod.
Last week we made a pilgrimage to
that city to see what had beccmo of a
certain bunch of hoodlums with whom
we nsed to associate there. They are
still there. Wo were accompanied ou
this journey by our old fiddle, which
cost $-" new. Wo were also accompa
nied by our old friend Prof. Sike who
was accompanied by his old fiddle.
Now this town of St. Edward has in
our absence undergone ' reform. In
fact, it has become a prohibition town
with the usual train of attendant evils.
A man who can go into a dry town
and come ont sober is a pretty good
man. However, if you want to bo
suro and keep sober on any such ex
cursion, we would 6irongly vdviso yon
to go with our old friend Sike. Just
let Prof, go a Mttlo ahead and there
won't be anything for you to get in
" Whu cometh on the choo-cnoo
cars':" nuoth my old towii St. Ed.
"Itibineself come back to see yon
once again." I said.
"What brine ye m that little box?"
quoth my old town S. Eu
"Begob, that is my good old Stradi
vari us," I said.
"For we've come to sound the tim
brel and to beat the tom-tom like
"Wo used to beat her down in old
Missouri, County Pike.
"Just watch tho smoke that's made
by us me and my old friendSike
"And We'll go back to Colum
bus in the morning."
"Ach, Louie! Say, where am I at?"
quoth I in old St. Ed.,
Tho nest A. 31. when some brute
bauhd me from my virgin bed ;
"Just takeme to a hardware store,
and take me quick." I said.
"I want to buy a garden rake to comb
my blooming head."
And nevermore in old St. Ed. will I
go down the pike ;
I'd rather be a teamster in Chicago
on a strike.
But yon should have set your optics
onus me and my friend Sike
As they hauled us to Columbus
One of the inconveniences of a good
name is the liability to -hold-ups at
the hands of blackmailers. Editor
Kosewater of the Bee is having a turn
at 'that unpleasant experience just
now, and his valued contemporary,
the World-Herald, is happy as a clam.
Of eonrce it has not yet been demon
strated that Mr. Kosewater is 'an in
nocent victim, but the affair as it is
reported bats mot of ihn ear marks
of the govd uld-fathioucd hold-up.
However, we think Brother Rote
water shonld have exercised a little
more caution before he bent his aged
footsteps toward that darken d ioom
of tbnt married lady in that hotel on
that fateful day in that, wicked city
in the house that Jack built. Any
how, we know one distinguished
journalist who on any rnch occasion
will send word to snch married lady
to drop around to the offico if rbe
wants to disrnss tho renting of real
Walt Mason is preparing to publiih
n selected lot of his verses in a book
and then sell the book t ihe people.
As there seems to oe no wuy of stop
ping him. we take occasion to advice
tne public and each member thereof
to purchase and poruso that book
without fait Of all the feature writers
for Nebraska pipars Walt Mason com
mands the bebt English and is the
most literary. He is also a comical
cuss, but he deserves no ciedit for
that because it was born in him. This
paragraph is subject to revision -in
case ho doesn't send ub a free copy of
We like the nerve of the man who
can get np the next mdrning after a
high lonesomo and swear that be feels
finer than silk However, while we
admire his nerve, we don't envy him
Terrific Race Wth Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Ralph Fernandez, of Tampa,
Fl , describing his fearful race with
death, "as a remit of liver . trouble
and the disease, which had robbed me
of sleep and of all inteiest in life. I
had tried many different doctors and
several medicines, but got no benefit
nntil I began to nre Electric Bitters.
So wonderful was their effect, that in
three days I felt liko a new man, and
today I am cured of all my troubles.
Guaranteed at Chas. Dock's drutr store
prico M) cents.
( From tne Ueaiier. i
Joo Coleman, tho laundryman, met
with a painful accident this morning
by hnving his little finger caught in
tho washing machine which mangled
it so badly that he was compelled to
hnve it amputated.
News was received in this city the
last of the week announcing the death
of Mrs. B.A. Meonoy at Shawnee, Ok
lahoma, but wo have been unable to
learn the cause of her death at this
George Rose reports to the Leader
that ho was out walking with a yonng
lady the other evening and as they
wore passing Alaney's restaurant the
yonng lady asked him the following
question:" Do yon know that the sea
son has arrived when tho appetite for
tho bubbling and inviting efferves
cence banded out by the man by be
hind the soda fountain is at the zenith
of its capacity':". George immediate
Tho members of tho graduating
class gave an ice cream and straw
beny sccial at tho Sntton building
en Friday evening last which was at
tended by a large crowd. Stsrmre'd
juvenile orchestra furnished music for
the occasion and their selections were
heartily applauded by the audience.
The affair was one of the plearantest
entertainments of the season and the
class deserve congratulations. The
receipts were about $35.
The school board met the last of
the week for the purpose of selecting
teachers for the coming year and suc
ceeded in electing the Misses Maggie
McFayden, Eva' Robertson, Eliza
Kennedy, Lenn Johnson, Grace Doyle
and Miss Condard but were dead-locked
on principal and assistant and after
balloting until 2 o'clock a. m., they
adjourned. The vote on prinoipal stood
threo for the re-election of Steinbach
and three for a Lincoln candidate.
From the present ontlook manvof
the farmers of Prairie Creek and Loop
township will be unable to put in any
crops this year on account of surplus
water. The sunny land in that town
ship is underlaid with a layer of clay
and thousand of acres are nnder water
from one inch to three feet deep. As
the clay prevents the water from going
down it will remain on the land un
til evaporated by the sun and wind
which will take weeks of dry weather.
The music loving people of Colum
bus will appreciate the appearance of
the Troubadours at the North opera
house Friday May 36. They come un
der the auspices of the Maccabees and
will be well worth hearing
(From the Democrat.)
At n special meeting of the school
board last Friday evening R.M.Camp
bell was elected to succeed himself as
n-incinal of the Humphrev public
schools fur tho ensuing year
F. L. Galagher returned home last
Sunday from his South Dakota trip
Ho was one of the unfortunates who
had to walk from Crestun Sunday
morning .on account of the washouts
in the track between here and Ores-
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Oark of Pasa
dena, California, accompanied by' four
nieces were in Humphrey a couple of
days this week visiting old friends
and acquaintances. They left yester
day for Portage, Wisconsin, where
they wiU visit a few weeks and then
return to Humphrey for a conple of
weeks visit before returning to Cali
fornia. Irene, the little three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MikeEisen
monger, died Wednesday afternoon
from membranous croup and the little
body was laid to rest in St. Francis
cemetery yesterday afternoon. The
family is quarantined on account of
diphtheria two children having the
disease thus the sad hereavesaeat is
mud harder for tho family to. hear...
They have the rympathy vt the entire '
A change has taken place in the
HcKillip Mercantiile Co , store. Mr.
E. f. Ewing has put chased an inter
est in the store and hereafter the firm
will be koowu as the M cKillip Ewing
Co. This does uut necessarily mean
that there will be anv change in the
manacemnnt of the tor- because Mr.
Ewing has been identified with the
McKillip Merchantib Co. for -some
time and v he is well acq
uainted with all the patrona of the
.tore. It ts Mr. Ewiog's intention. to
inaugurate a greater campaign for
busineas than ever, and people who
have beeu trading at his store can
easily realize that this means some
thing, because n the McKillip Jler
cbantile Co. the store commanded a
D. C. Westfall was suddenly strick
en with apoplxy about noon Sunday at
his home, and his life is still hover
ing in the balance with little hope of
recovery. Shorliv aftrr dinner Mr.
Westfall left the house apparently in
his sood health and about an hour
afterward he wns found lying on the
floor of an out-house unconscious. He
was carried to tho houe immndiately
and since then everything ponuMe has
been done to relieve him, bnt very
little itnprov intent is noticeable. Mr.
We6tfall in of ciucry, kindly dis
position, well liked ty all and his
many friends in iuwu and other places
where he is well known hope for his
Sared by Dynamite.
Sometimes, a flaming city is caved
by dynamiting a space that the fire
can't cross. Sometimes, a cough hangs
on so long, yon feel as if nothing but
dynamite would cure it. Z. T. Gray,
of Calhoun. Ga , writes :"Mv wife had
a vory aggravated cough, which kept
ner awake nights Two physicians
could not help her so she took Dr.
King's New "Discovery for consump
tion, coughs aud colds which eased
her congh gave her sleep and finally
cared her." Strictlv scientific enre
for bronchitis andLaGrippe. AtCbas.
Dark's drug store, price 50 cents and
$1 guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
INSANE NEGRO DEFIES OFFICERS
Kills One Man, Wounds Seven and is
Himself Riddled With Bullets.
Owensboro, Ky., May 23. Bob
Shaw, a negro, supposedly insane, has
killed Eeuuty Marshal William C.
Brown and wounded seven men in the
past twenty-lour liours near Waitmnn.
Shaw had been terrorizing tin .n
munity around Waitman and
pea is sant to this city
A iiossc was at once forme,
soon as they approached t
man's house ho opened fire. .
Watson was shot in the face an . .
nty Marshal Jackson in the back. Oth
ers wounded were Dr. O. H. Litt on
the hand; a boy named Howard and a
boy named Pelly in tho legs. A posse.
heaMcd by Sheriff Kelly, went from
Lcwisport to Waitman and found
Shaw sitting on his front porch. Shaw
quickly barricaded himself in his
house. The posse tried to storm the
house, but the negro opened fire,
wounding James Ford and John Rob
inson. He apparently bad only small
shot, which saved the lives tif those
ho aimed at. Shaw was shot ut twice.
Ho had two revolvers, but announced
that he would save them for work at
A great crowd gathered around the
house, keeping at a safe distance.
Will C. Brown, a deputy Sheriff, vol
unteered to go to the house, and take
Shaw. When within fifteen feet of
Shaw, the crazy man fired, blowing
Brown's head completely off.
A mob of men and boys finally sur
rounded his house and set it on fire.
Shaw remained in the burning house
as long as he could stand the heat,
and finally leaped out and tried to es
cape. Nearly 100 shots were fired
and Shaw's body was riddled with bul
lets. TIFFANY'S ROBBED OF $90,000
Three Diamonds Stolen From Shop
in Mysterious Way.
New York. 23. The detective forces
of two continents arc working to re
cover three diamonds cut from the
world famous Excelsior stone, and
valued in the aggregate 'at 190,000,
which were stolen from the shop of
Tiffany & Co. May 4. The news of
the great robbery has just become
In all ten diamonds were cut from
the Excelsior last fan shortly after
its purchase by Tiffany from an Eng
lish syndicate. The stone was found
at Jagersfontein, South Africa, in
1893, and in the rough weighed 971
carats. It was the largest diamond
that ever has been cut up and the to
tal value of the ten stones taken from
it was $500,000. Five of th" diamonds
were sold by Tiffany ' well known
New York people last Christmas. Of
the remaining flvo the company now
has only two.
The robbery was committed in the
workshop, on the fifth floor of the Tif
fany building, in Union square.
Storm Does Damage In Texts.
Dallas, Tex., May 23. Several lives
were lost and .serious damage was
done to crops In many sections of Tex
as by the terrific wind and rain storm
that prevailed in many sections.
Streams are out of banks and bridge3
have been .washed away. In the
northwest pnrt of Haskell county,
fourteen houses were destroyed, th3
two children of Will Townds, near
Marc, were killed and Mrs. Townds
was found unconscious and will die.
Mr- Townds .escaped with slight
bruises. At Malone. the Christian and
Baptist churches aqd several build
ings were wrecked. At Temple. Bertha
Henley was killed by lightning. Con
siderable damago was done at Waco,
several houses being unroofed.
Algees Are Both Arratttd.
Omaha, May 23. Morris S. Algoo
and his wife were both arrested and
placed in a cell at the city jail. The
charge was blackmailing Edward
Roscwater out of $250. The woman
was not arrested on the other charge,
that of attempted blackmailing of $1.
750, on which Algoe was bound over
to the district court.
Clmxti for Aetisu.
When the body is cleared for action,
by Or. King's New Life Pills,' yon
eaa tell by the bloom of health on the
cheeks; the brightness of the eyes; the
ImuMss of the flesh and muscles; the
buoyancy of the mind. Try them. At
Onus. Deck's drug store 25 cents.
EMPLOYERS AND TEAMSTERS
HOLD LONG CONFERENCE.
ANOTHER SETTLEMENT INSIGHT
Believed Finish of Struggle Will Come
Within Forty-eight Hours Express
Companies Waive Blacklist Propo
tion Lumber Drivers Out.
Chicago, May 23. After a confer
ence lasting for three hours, repre
sentatives of the teamsters' union and
the employers declared this morning
that the prospects for the settlement
of the strike are excellent and that
the end of the trouble may be looked
fcr at any time within the ne.u forty
The stumbling block in tho negotia
tions is the declaration by the express
companies that none of thoir striking
drive? wil re taken h-u pn ler any
circumstances. All other tenns sub
mitted by the employers to the strik
ers have been accepted. The man
agcrs of the express companies de
clared that while they would re-employ
none of their drivers, they had
no intention of keeping a "blacklist."
and there would be no objection to any
driver who secured a position with
some express company other than tho
cne by which he was employed at the
time he struck. He would be given a
position, it was asserted, if a vacancy
existed at the time of his application.
This phase of the strike was the only
matter discussed at the conference
last night, and in the opinion of all
present it opened a way for a settle
ment. Despite this move for peace the
lumbermen's association is preparing
for an extension of the strike. At a
meeting of this organization it wes
decided that the sixty-five flrs com
posing the association wuld compel
their drivers to make deliveries to
strike-bound houses. Twelve of these
firms enforced the order and between
200 and 300 of tho drivers quit work.
Matter Awalta Arrival of Late Min
ister to Colombia.
Washington. May 23. The further
Investigation of the Bowcn-Loomls
matter has been postponed pending
the arrival in this city of William W.
Russell. let minister to Colombia,
whom Mr. Bowen wants to have exam
ined before any decision on the case
Is reached. Mr. Russell was secretary
of legation under 'Mr. Loomis when
the utter was minister to Caracas.
Minister Russell was cabled a week
ago at Bogota to come to Washington,
not in connection with the Bowcn
Loomls matter, but to discuss with
the authorities here his treatment of
affairs at Caracas with special refer
ence to the asphalt controversy. It
is not intended to take any action in
this matter probably until congress
meets next fall, providing nothing
happens in Venezuela to force an Is
sue. World's Fair Awards Muddle.
New York, Mpy 23 Jluosts fcr
hearings from St. Louis fair exhibitors
who are iX present in controversy with
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
company over the coming award of
prizes have been filed at the offices of
the national commission in this city,
but as the commission has less than
six weeks to live and proceedings of
such a nature, if started, would last
well Into next winter, it is doubtful if
the commissioners would be able to do
anything to give satisfaction for the
complainants. The pi nesting exhib
itors, among whom are some of the
most prominent manufacturers in the
country, are opposed to the award of
prizes on the ground that exhibits
were improperly classified and judged,
and that many of the resulting awards
will be unfair. The act of congress
by-which the national commission was
created, provided that the awards of
the exposition company must be offi
cially endorsed by the commission.
To Prevent Chinese Smuggling.
Washington, May 23. Secretary
Metcalf of the department of com
merce and labor has made ajequest
upon the state department, with which
It has complied, that the Mexican gov
ernment be asked to assist the Amer
ican immigration inspectors on the
Texas border in their efforts to pre
vent the wholesale smuggling of Chi
nese across from Mexico into the Unit
ed States. The secretary bases Ms
request upon a report from T. F.
Schmucher, inspector in charge at El
Paso, Tex. This shows that in the
town of Juarez. Mex., across the river
from El Paso, there are three Chinese
firms or companies engaged in this
Eectric Line a Sure Go.
Des Moines, May 23. A. E. Parks
of Chicago stated that the electrical
interurban railway from Des Moines
to Creston Is now an assured thing,
and that while the financing of the
road was not completed it had pro
gressed so far that the announcement
could be made that the road would be
built He said the road would be seventy-five
miles long and would serve
160,000 people, touching Maxburg.
Spalding and Winterset. Mr. Parks
further states that through the use of
a transformer it is proposed to intro
duce electricity in farming by furnish
ing voltage to the farmers whoso land
Is crossed by the line.
New Route to Southwest.
Chicago, May 23. A new route to
the southwest independent of the
St. Louis gateway Is to be given the
Chicago shippers in the near future.
This is to be accomplished by cross
ing the Mississippi river at Thebes,
50 miles south of St. Louis. To make
the new route possible It was neces
sary to construct a bridge across the
river at the point named. This struc
ture has just been completed and will
be opened for traffic with elaborate
ceremonies on Thursday of this week.
The new line will be used by the Illi
nois Central principally for freight
' mn. uivermores conoition.
Melrose. Mass., May 23. It was an
nounced that the crisis In the illness
of Mrs. Mary A. Livermore bad been
passed and that she was slightly bet
ter. It was also stated that If her
condition remained the same during
the next thirty-six hours there was a
possibility of her recovery.
Or. Koch Released on Bail.
Mankato, Mina, May 23. Dr.
George R. Koch, twice tried for the
murder of Dr. Loula A- Gebhardt of
New Ulm. has been released oa '$20.
000 bail. The date of the third trial
was Axed tor July f. ' i
OU mav know our
store and know that
we sell good clothes
or men, but we believe
.here are other facts con
cerning our merchandise
tfhich would benefit us both
(f 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
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suit combining features' of importance in this day of tailorec
clothes ready to put on. These suits arc made of rough and
smooth faced fabrics, full of distinctive points of modern tailor
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or service, but for correctness as to present demands of high
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FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING
11th Street. Columbus, Nebr.
Painting, Paper Hanging, Frescoing, Sign Writing,
Besides the regular Wall Paper Stock we carry we have
sample books from the largest manufacturers of Wall
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tin work, repairing of all kind-, tin lonliii, -punting etc .M-.
moving, repairing ami -toriim of -tuvc-. All work ptiarantcul
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