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UNIVERSITY REGENTS MEET
Called to Hear Annual leports of
Deni of Oolle ga ,
INCREASE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS SHOWN
Orer Sir Handreel ! ow SiadcnU EB-
rolleA During < he > Year Work of
the Several College * 1'ro-
LINCOLN. April 13. ( Special. ) The Board
of Regent * of the University of Nebraska Is
In icmlon for the purpose of hearing the an
nual reports of the dear * of tbe various
school ? . All of the report * show a marked
increase in attendance and general Interest.
According to the report of Mlaa Ellen Smith ,
the registrar , the total enrollment for the
year Is 1,901 , 200 of them being In the affili
ated schools. There are COS new students reg
istered this year , a large per cent of them
being college students proper. The enrollment
in preparatory ckis e la less than 200 , show
ing that there Is not the demand for this
department that existed several yearn ago.
The tew school has an attendance of 102 as
gainst veventy-slk last ytar.
Dean Sherman of the College of Literature
reported the attendance In that department
M 81G. Four hundred and seventy of these
ro women nd 346 are men. The quality of
-work done has never been DO good as at
The Industrial department , founded ten
years ago with fifty-seven student" , now has
an enrollment of 422 men and sixty-two
women. The School of Mechanic Arts under
Prof. Rlcharda h'as had a very prosperous
year. The attendance has Increased 131 per
cent over feat year , when It was first estab
lished. This department is piovlng popular
with young men who are not able to com
plete the work of the engineering depart
ments , and still lieslro some knowledge of
In the School of Music Prof. Ktmball re
ports an enrollment of 229 , seventy-four more
than last ycup. The advanced chorus class
Is studying the oratorio "Elijah , " and will
render It hero during commencement week.
It Is also Intended to give the oratorio at the
exposition In Omaha eorno time during the
early part of June. l
The graduate department Is growing In
popularity and now enroll * 139 who arc tak
ing higher degrees.
'WORK FOR FARMERS ,
Prof. F. W. Taylor , who has charge of
farmers' institute work , stated that during
the winter season forty-two Institutes were
held , and , preparations are going forward for
a number of meetings during the coming
summer. It 1 * the Intention to furnish three
speakers for each of these meetings. So far
but one-third of the legislative appropria
tion haa been used.
Marked advancement has been made Vn the
Agricultural school , the attendance the last
term being fifty-one. Eleven departments
of the university proper are offering ono or
more courses in the Agricultural school.
Two courses are nbw offered. The one term
course Is entirely of the meat practical sub
jects and Is Intended for those who can give
but one witter to the work. The work taken
up la soils and crops , feeding of stock ,
breeding and diseases of stock , dairying ,
horticulture , carpentry , and blacksralthlng ,
insects Injurious to crops , plant pests , farm
accounts and English. The other course Is for
two years and Includes English , American
hlstorv , chemistry , botany , mathematics ,
horticulture , dairying , Insects Injurious to
crops and plant pests the first term. The
latter half takes up In addition economics.
A report In regard to the exhibit to be
made nt the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition ,
how * that the work Is being pushed along
rapidly , and will certainly be a credit to
Nebraska. Charts are being prepared to
how university growth along all lines ,
ir A vote of thanks was tendered Roscoe
Pound for tbe gift of 2,000 rare plants of
France.1- The collection Is a valuable one and
will be appreciated by botanical students.
Arrangements were also made for publishing
( he bulletin of the Agricultural Students'
Prof. Caldwelwho ! I * at the head of the
Department of American ( History , at his own
request was granted a leave of absence be
ginning in May , for the purpose of study In
Aa result of plan * which have been ma
turing during ( he last two year * the board
voted to establish several new departments.
A School of Domestic Science , with Miss
( Rosa IBouton , a * director ; a Deanshtp of
Women , with Mr * . H. H. Wilson as the first
dean ; a Department of. Mechanical Drawing
under Prof. R. E. Chandler , and Mechanical
Engineering In charge ot Prof. Richards.
Still other Additions are contemplated , and
may be realities before the board meeting
close * .
The new excise board held an adjourned
session tlila afternoon and granted several
more Mloon licenses. Henry Hoagland ,
deputy rtierlff , waa appointed chief of police
nd will take up his duties next Tuesday.
Movement * of Cuttle.
TRBNTON , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
VanPetteu and Post drove through town yes
terday 375 head of cattle of all grades that
they h d recently bought from Everett , the
cattle dealer , ot McCook. Although a great
many cattle have .been shipped out of this
ectlon , there are still great many left that
cannot be bought under the new order ot
P * "
KEARNEY , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) A
few minute * before noon today Charles Horn ,
n employe at the Robertson elevator , was
fatally injured by being caught In a belt
Just BOW tbo accident occurred will never
bf known , he. waa alone at the time , but
It to' uffoied he ( lipped and fell on the
Blade Baby Kick and Scream.
Had to Wrap Her Hands
and Put Her on the Table
to Dress. Would Tear Her
Face aud Arms Almost to
Plecos. Grew Worse Voder
"When ay little girl was six months old ,
ha had Bcaema. We had used cold creams
and all kinds of remedies , but nothing did
her any good ; in fact she kept getting worse.
I used to wrap her bands up , and when I
would dress her. I had to put her on the table ,
for I could not bold her. She would kick and
cream , and , when she could , she would tear
her face and arms almost to pieces.
I used four boxes of CUTICUBA ( ointment ) ,
two cokes of CUTICU&I SOAP , and gave her
the Conceal RBSOLVBNT and she wss cured ,
and 1 see no traces ot the humor left. I can
truthfully say Ikot they hart tared htr Ifft , and
any OB * suffering as she did , I should adviM
them to give CUTICURA a fair trial.
RBMCDIIS are UM greatest skin
aras. also * MiUUn. sod humor nmedlts of
* U MHss4 world.
ToRvtift sums * T > Kan oa
ta a vtm taUt wife Cnioosi lair.
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belt while doing seme repairing , Ills flesh
was torn In a frightful manner , many bones
were broken and hn had received a hard
blow nrar tbe bsse of the brain. He leaves
a widow and four small children.
IJKIHISITS IX UtXOASTKIt HANKS.
Orrnt Inprrnne In the Ilolitlnci Over
Hint of Yrnr Asto.
LINCOLN , April 13. ( Special. ) The. nine
banks ot Lancatcr county hold a total ot
$2,303,258 on deposit. Of this amount the
thrco national'banks have $2,024,415 and the
six state banks have $278,843. Tbcso figures
arc taken from the report made about a
month ago , and the amount of deposits In
the country banks has since tbat time been
very materially Increased , tbe money coming
from farmers and stockmen who have been
marketing their surplus grain and stock d ur
ine the last month. It Ig learned that this
Increase during March and April In the de
posits of banks located In small towns Is
general all over the state.
The March , 1897 , report of the three na-
tlansj banks of Lincoln showed total de
posits amounting to $1,360,697. In March ,
1898 , th0 ! had Increased by over $660,000.
Y.'hllei It Is true that during the last year
the Lincoln banks have become the deposi
tories of some of tbe smaller banks In this
part of the state , etlll this Item Is responsible
for only a small proportion ot the Increase.
The governor has Irsued a proclamation
modifying the quarantine regulations ,
whereby cattle may be shipped Into this
state from California under certain restric
tions , the quarantine line which Included
a part of California within the prohibited
district having been changed. Cattle shipped
from California must be first Inspected and
a special permit be obtained. Arriving In
this state they must again bo inspected.
The North Star Milling company of
Omaha , with a capital Block of $100,000 , filed
articles of Incorporation with the secretary
of state today. The Incorporate are John
A. Scbcnck , John H. Schenck , Leopold Doll ,
H. Elelo and L. 0. Hart.
The banking house of C. A. Sweet & Co.
at Palmyra was taken In charge by Exam
iner Lulkhart yceterday morning. The fail
ure was caused by too sharp competition and
the leading up with some worthless securi
ties. The bank had a capital stock of $5WO ,
and when the February report was made It
showed loans and discounts of $11,480.40 , due
from other banks , $2,443.87 ; cash on baud ,
$2,600.22 ; deposits , $11,770.63 ,
The attorney general today filed In su-
premo court a petition In error , appealing
from the decision ot the district court in
the dismissal of the case against the bonds
men of Eugene Moore. A number of specif- !
cations of error are cited , on the line with
the brief of the state In the criminal case
L'cutcnant Stolsenbufg of the Sixth cav
alry , U. S. A. , will give an Illustrated lecture
on "The Engineer and the Army" at the
university tomorrow afternoon. It will be
especially for the Civil Engineering club ,
but Is open to all Interested In engineering
and military affairs.
The. Woman's Bimetallic league will begin
a series of lectures on political economy tomorrow -
morrow evening. The first subject taken up
will be. "Banking and Bonded Indebted
ness , " wltb T. H. Tibbies aa lecturer.
Municipal Appointment * nt
HASTINGS , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
The new city council was sworn In Ust night ,
and Mayor Fisher delivered his Inaugural
address before a large audience which
crowded Into the city hall. J. R. Sims was
mode president ot the council. When It
came to making the appointments the mayor
announced that he was In no great hurry
to make many changes , but as Chief of Po
lice Leplnskl and Street Commissioner Ladd
had resigned he would fill these place ? as
soon as possible. Louis Martin we * then ap
pointed chief of police , L. J. Cappa city at
torney and William McGrath city welsh-
rcoster. The mayor then announced that he
would appoint tin street commissioner at the
next regular mest'ng of the council.
Vnleittliir Culled to WnnhlnKlon.
WEST POINT , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
F. L. Wetzel of Codar'Bluffs , has rented the
Conrad Paul building on Main street and
will engage In the general merchandise busi
ness In this city.
E. K. Valentine went to Washington-
Thursday In response to a telegram from
Secretary of War Alger. It Is believed here
that he la booked for a position In the War
department. Mrs. Valentine accompanied
him to Chicago , where she will visit her
KM Kim. and her mother. Mrs. Crawford ,
will go on to Washington to live with one of
her daughter * .
Fremont Firemen. Klect Offlcerir.
FREMONT , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
The annual meeting of the Fremont fire de
partment was held at the district court room
last evening. The folio-wing officer * were
elected : President , George L. Loomls ; vlco
president , J. C. Cleland , chief , W. G. Mer
cer. The Interest centered In the election of
chief. Chief Mercer was rejected for a third
term as a dark horse on the third ballot ,
receiving 10S out of the 172 votes cast. The
report of the chief showed twenty-two fires
during the last year , the loss from which
was nearly covered by Insurance.
Court nt Tcknmnh.
TBKA'MAH. Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
The case against Charlie Elite for running
a gambling house , which waa brought some
time ago under a section of the criminal
coda which had been declared unconstitu
tional by the supreme court and
was dismissed by the district court
at its last term , was brought in
the county court yesterday under another
section of the statute , but was again dis
missed tor want "of evidence , ao wltnesaca
could not be made to testify when it would
Another Elevator for Schayler.
SCHUYLER. Neb. , April 13. ( ( Special. )
Scbuyler. will have another grain elevator
here ; which will be built soon , part of
the material having arrived , The name of
the party or company which will build the
same has not been learned , It simply being
known that a gentleman accompanied by a
leading official ot the Burlington & Missouri
R'lver railroad wau here Inspecting right-of-
way grounds , and that later material for
an elevator foundation arrived.
HnrKlam at Toonnmeli.
TECUMSEH , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
At midnight last night Night Watchman
Hush.Oldfield discovered a burglar la the
store of Dick McLanahan here. Before the
officer could corral the man he made a break
for liberty out of the back door and es
caped. The officer fired two. farewell salutes
at his fleelnc form , causing fatm to drop
an armful of plunder be was endeavoring
to carry off with him.
Fnlrhary Woman' * CInb.
FAIRBURY , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
On April 8 the current literature , department
ot the Fatrbury Woman's club met at tbe
club rooms with a large attendance. After
a most Interesting program , which consisted
cf music and papers , Mrs. Stephens and Mrs.
E. C. Hansen , leader and secretary of that
department , served lemon Ice and cake and a
social time waa participated In by all.
Tax on Inimrauce Companies.
TEKAMAH , Neb. . April 13. ( Special. )
All fire Insurance companies doing business
in this city will hereafter pay an occupation
tax of $5 per annum , as the city council
passed an ordinance to that effect at Its last
regular meeting this week. This tax la
levied for the benefit and maintenance ot the
T kamah fire department.
BENKELMAN. Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
County Superintendent Jamca Reynard Is
busy receiving the educational exhibit from
the schools ot tbe county and la arranging It
preparatory to being sent to the Transmls-
elaslppl Exposition. Most ot the schools .will
be represented In tbe county exhibit.
Bur * County nt theExposition. .
TEKAMAH , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
The Board ot Supervisor * ol Burt county
In session in this city yesterday , allowed tbe
Burt County Agricultural society $410 to aid
in making a county exhibit at the -Trans-
mUsisslppl Exposition this summer.
Machinery AjMi tta a. Flnarer.
HASTINGS , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
Edward Hedge , a young mac employed la
the Hastings roller mill * , caugbt hi * right
hand in the mill machinery yesterday alter-
and bad one finger amputated. _ _ ,
IS HOLCOMB A CANDIDATE
QoTernor Writes to an Admin on the
Okbzrjatcrial Qnistlon ,
DOES NOT SEEK A THIRD TERM NOMINATION
Relate * the Clrcnnmtnnceii of
First Election , Hid Holies and Am
bition * and SuKKentn that Ilia
Sucee ar In to Come.
LINCOLN. April 13. ( Special. ) Governor
Holcomb today made public the following let
LINCOI N , April 12. , 1S98.-J. D. Lnne ,
Wlsner. Neb. : My Dear Sir Your valued
favor of the Zd Instant was received by me
In due time. Ittplylnp thereto I bea to ex-
nres * mv sincere appreciation of your words
of commendation of my ofllclal actions as
Kcvernor anil your very complimentary re-
rrmrks favorable to my candidacy for tne
same position for another term. 1 have for
ftnmn time nast had frequent occasion for
w.perlenclng a deep sense of gratitude to
uianv of my frlenus throughout the state
for similar expressions of confidence. It Is ,
I assure vou. a source of much gratification
to know that my course while governor has
met so 'nearly endorsement from my fellow
citizens and for which 1 shall always feel
most profoundly thankful , I am , neverthe
less , of the opinion , arrived at after mature
( Ifllipratlnn. ) that I OILS lit to make my posi
tion regarding another nomination known ,
so there may be no misunderstanding upon
I'nn nart of any. >
It Is but just and rightly due our politi
cal friends and the numerous gentlemen
whose names have been mentioned la con
nection with this nomination that my po-
sltfon" regarding thu matter be made clear.
HIS SENSE OF DUTY.
I am not a candidate for another nomi
nation , nm In no manner seeking tt , nor do
I feel that It would be elfner wise or ex
pedient for me to ask for a third term as
governor. To those who are at all ac
quainted with my candidacy for this ofllce
heretofore It Is well known fnat four years
ago I was serving as Judge of the district
court , a position the duties of w'nlch I
much enjoyed and felt myself by taste , In
clination and training In my chosen pro
fession In a measure IHtcd to parform.
When I was first called upon to make the
race for governor I did so reluctantly ,
against my personal wishes and only from
a sense of public duty , and In nowise to
gratify personal ambition or desire.
Honored by the election which followed ,
I entered upon the duties of fne ofllce with
a sincere deslro to discharge with fidelity
the duties thus devolving upon me and to
accomplish the reform to which our allied
forces were pledged. When re-elected I
felt t'nat the people appreciated the efforts
I had made during my first term , and with
the help of the state officers then elected
much has been accompllsed In the.direc
tion of giving to the people of t'ne state a
practical , businesslike , honest nnd economic
administration. Yet these reforms have
only been accomplished after a struggle
the most bitter and opposition file most un
scrupulous that have ever been witnessed
In the history of the state. Not only has
the controversy been of an Intense political
nature but In many Instances lasting per
sonal animosities have been engendered.
WILLING TO QUIT.
I appreciate most fully the endorsement
of good citizens like yourself , yet do not
feel that fiiere Is now existing any good
reason ' for abandoning the time honored
precedent , with which I am In full sympa
thy , by seeking an election to a third term.
There are many well qualified men among
the reform forces who can fill t'ne office
with credit to themselves and the state.
Several have already been mentioned who
are worthy the honor nnd deserving of the
confidence of t'ne people and I see no rea
son why some other citizen than myself
should not receive the nomination. I shall
gladly retire from the ofllce , with a sense
of relief from grave and weighty responsi
bilities and n consciousness of public duty
performed to the best of my ability.
While I 'nave fallen short of my expecta
tions In many things and have not accom-
nllshed all that I had hoped for , I shall In
private life continue to work for honest and
efficient administration of the state's af
fairs. The people of Nebraska 'nave hon
ored me with an Imoortant trust and a deep
sense of gratitude will prevent me from los
ing Interest In public affairs In the future.
I doubt not that the citizen chosen to suc
ceed me will come up to the standard of
the requirements ot the position and that
with 'neart and hand he will carry on the
work of practical reform , which has only
Just been fairly begun. Again assuring you
of my high appreciation of your words of
endorsement , I am very truly yours.
SILAS A. HOLCOMB.
Hoin In Nebraska.
BENKELMAN , Neb. , April IS. ( Special. )
A heavy rain began falling here at dark
Monday night and continued until yesterday
mornlns. Thte , with the rain and snow of
lost week , puts the ground In an excellent
condition for farming. The prospects for
a wheat crop wore never better.
HUMBOLDT , Neb. . April' 13. ( Special. )
This section was visited yesterday by a
soaking rain , which has been falling all
day. and Is doing ; much good to the small '
grain , which looks fine in this neighbor
FAIRMONT , Neb. . April 13. ( Special. )
Rain commenced falling yesterday morning
at 4 o'clock and continued raining steadily
till noon , when It slacked up for about one
hour and then commenced again. About one
Inch has fallen. The farmers are looking
for a large crop of wheat.
EDGAR , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) Ralo
fell quite heavily for a good portion of the
day yesterday. 7be ground Is again thor
oughly soaked , as tbe precipitation amounted
to nearly one inch.
COZAD , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) Rain
fell here nearly all last night. Fully one Inch
of water fell , and the farmers are jubilant
over the crop prospect. Tbe fall wheat has
been somewhat Injured by the late freezes
and prevailing winds , but much of It will re-
rover and make a fair crop. Spring wheat Is
all In the ground and tbe acreage Is unusually
EXETER. Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) This
cectlon ot country was visited by another
fine rain yesterday. It rained steadily for
tea or twelve bours. Wheat and grass are
coming out In fine shape.
BURWELL. Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
There waa an excellent rain last night , which
has put the ground In good condition and
makes a good proapect for a wheat crop.
TRENTON , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) It
began raining here yesterday about 5 o'clock
and continued throughout the night. About
one Inch of rain fell. This added to what
fell on Sunday makes the ground in butter
condition than It has been since 1892 at this
time of the year. Wheat Is up and growing
finely , and the farmers are arranging to ber
gin planting corn In the near future.
Cnbnik Flair Sent Up.
JUNIATA , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) L.
R. McLean , the famous kite man , displayed
his patriotism for Cuba by sending up a fine
Cuban flag by one of his large kites. It at
tracted much attention.
Several parties are now securing signers
for a company of Nebraska National guards
here. They were members of company F ,
which disbanded a few years ago , and they
believe will easily secure enough names for
a first-class company now. The project will
have the hearfy encouragement of tbe busi
ness men and people generally.
Cleared of Bmitnrdy Charge.
YORK , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) Tbe
bastardy case wherein Mary fi. Bennett , a
17-year-old girl , charges 'Myron Smith with
being the father ot her child , has been settled
by tbe jury bringing In * verdict of not
guilty. The case has been a hard-fought one
and has excited unusual Interest , owing to
tbe prominence of tbe defendant's father.
florae Injures * Rider.
EXETER , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) Al
P. Hunt met with an accident yesterday
which came very near costing him bis life.
He came to town on horseback and bis horse
became frightened and Mr. Hunt was thrown
oft and at the same time the horse kicked ,
striking Hunt just above tbe heart.
Prairie Fire * .
AIN8WORTH , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
Prairie fires have swept this county com
pletely. Nearly all tbe hay waa burned and
many families are homeless , being burned
out. Considerable live stock is reported as
being burned , but no report of lives lost are
Wosasm ( At Unpin Sntclde.
CRETE , Neb. , April 13. Special Tele
gram. ) 'A German woman living two miles
Muth ( Sj > ra u , Lancaster county , at-
tempted suicide by shooting herself back of
the ear this forenoon , 8h * be * been mar
ried about three monthsll Her parent * are
Id to be wealthy and ll 4 § Illinois. The
cauM la unknown. The woman m y die.
Will l r n * ' fleitrice.
BEATRICE , Neb. , April 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A fund ot over $5,000 wss secured a
few days ago to build a warehouse for the
Dempster Mill Manufacturing company to
secure Its retention hcre.n An. a meeting ; tonight
night , attended by the directors of the com
pany and about twenty-five representative
citizens , the former submitted a proposition
to this effect. In return , tar a ; cash subscrip
tlicl of $10,000 and tbe donation ot a tract
cln land suitably located , the company will
erect a complete plant lowest $30,000 exclu
sive of machinery. Thla will be a practical
doubling of their present"large plant and
locate near tbo heart of the Business district
loa manufacturing Industry ! second to none
ol Its kind In the west. Plans of the build-
in : : * will be on exhibition tomorrow or Fri
day , , and It Is confidently predicted that
there will be no difficulty In securing the
necessary subscription. The new building
will be of brick.
Three Ilrirk Illorku for Kxptcr.
EXETER. Neb. . April 13. ( Special. ) H Is
rcoortcd on the streets here this morning
that W. C. WooJworthf W. H. Taylor and
J. N. Cox have let the contracts for three
brick buslnce ? houses , to te built on West
Main street. The contracts were let to a
man In Frleadvllle. who will ir.unutic'.uro
the brick in this town.
Knitter nt Hirvnril.
HARVARD , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
Easter Sunday was made an occasion for
special exercises at the various churches In
our city. The decorations at each church
were elaborate and tastefully arranged ,
while the exercises were of unusual Interest
and In keeping with the thoughts suggested
by the day.
Trie * tlin Strjchnlne Ronte.
CRETE , Neb. , April 13. ( Special Telet
gram. ) E. W. Wheeler , living on the West
Blue river , took strychnine last night and
wan only saved from going over the dark
river by the timely attention of a doctor.
The cause was his girl giving him the cold
Rob n Peddler' * Wacron.
FAIRMONT , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
W. W. Kemp & Co.'s peddling wagon was
broken Into last night and abou $60 worth
of goods taken , such as women's underwear ,
calicoes , shoes and canned goods.
Saloon I'ermllH limned.
WYMORE , Neb. . April 13. ( Special. ) The
new city council held its first meeting last
night and Issued saloon permits for the comI
Ing year to four applicants. The license Is
fixed at $1,000 per year.
ORDER'S ' SHACKS DEMOLISHED- .
Ailvinory tlonril Decide * to Clear the
Tom Murray Illock.
The Murray shacks must go. That was
unanimously decided by the Advisory ( Board
yesterday 3 and Building Inspector Butler was
directed to proceed at once to take the neces
sary stepsto clean up the block opposite the
court house that bos been an eyesore for
yearn The matter came up very unexpectedly
after the board had cona4ered ! a report of
the building Inspector -regard to another
case. Someone suggested ) that , It would be a
pretty good Idea to get r.li [ , of the Murray
shacks before the exposition and a motion to
that effect waa passed t with extraordinary
On recommendation of Health Commis
sioner Spaldlng , Louis'Uttlefleld was ap
pointed an Inspector In the ( health depart
ment at a culary of $6fi a .month. Tbe ap
pointment takes effectftpr.ll 15.
The board enjoyed an unaccustomed ex
perience when J. H. Parrotte , appeared In
reply to a notice that the wooden buildings
at Sixteenth and Burt streets for which he
was agent bad been condemned. Instead of
registering the usual prbtest'lhe ' assured the
board tbat the action , taken was entirely
proper and that hei wanted'the buildings re
moved , i .
On recommendation 'of the legal depart
ment a compromise waa 'adopted In the suit
brought by property" owners to enjoin the
collection of the rpecial taxes levied to pay
for curbing and paving South Twenty-eighth
street from Poppleton avenue to Woolworth
avenue. By the terms of the compromltie tbe
property ownero will pay the first five Instal
ments of tbe tax and the remaining five in
stalments will be remitted.
Permit * .
Building Inspector Butler bad a lively
morning and permits for a number of very
creditable Improvements were Issued. Presi
dent Burt of the Union Pacific railroad will
expend $4,600 In alterations and additions
to bis residence at 122 South Thirty-ninth
street and John L. Webster will spend a
similar amount In improving his residence
at 518 South Twenty-fifth avenue. Ed A.
Cudahjjr bas been granted a permit to erect
a two-story brick barn on his premises at
Thirty-seventh and Half-Howard streets ,
which will cost $8,000 , and Sarah Johnson
will build a dwelling at 1733 South Ninth
street. A permit was also Isued to J. A.
Griffith to build a scenic railway at the ex
position grounds at a cost of $20,000.
Buffalo la the I'nrW.
.The two Buffalo recently donated by Buffalo
Bill have been safely installed in their fu
ture home In Rivervlew park. It was ex
pected that there would be trouble when
tbe aalmals were turned Into the enclosure
with the moose , but the moose settled all
anxiety by promptly running away and leav
ing the buffalo masters of the field. Tbe
buffalo are magnificent specimens. Tbe cow
was born In London during one ofMr. .
Cody's European trips , and the grandfather
of the bull Is now ou .exhibition at tbe
toologlcal gardens at Liverpool.
ExamlninK lhevr Policemen.
Health Commissioner Spaldlng has been
kept busy for tbe last two days in making
physical examinations of the policemen who
were appointed by tbe Board of Fire an < )
'Police Commissioners Monday night. The
bulk of tbe appointees have been through
the ordeal end tbe results of the examina
tions will be transmitted to tbe board next
Claim * ( or I'eraonnl Injury.
Personal Injury claims on account of de
fective sidewalks are continuing to accu
mulate. Mary Llndsey wants $500 of city
money for damages on account of injuries
sustained by a toll on Twenty-third street ,
between Bur tand Webster , and Mrs. Fannie
Goldsmith bap filed . claim for $100 as tbe
result ot stumbling over tbe apron , at Thir
teenth and Douglas streets ,
City Hall- :
The South Side Improvement club has
filed a petition with Cfarcierk Higby In
which It urges the city11-to. grade Hickory
street , from Second to SJxijiJ streets. ,
Tbe owners of tbe Elljliftgrn Valley house
have now made the city M'proposition to set
tle their claim for $600. , . $ be. council once
agreed to pay tbem $ l,000 > 1hut the appropria
tion was vetoed by Maycg1 5Jtpore5-
City Treasurer Edwards , has notified the
council that the bonded obligations ot the
city , which will maturejjM y 1. amount to
(24.785. Ot thle amount.yW5.400 represent *
short time bonda and tftft Remainder is In
DAN BRlAXD THA'CjEfyg TO OMAHA.
Delinquent Sol Id torl ijr reat ed IB the
OUids4 of D tntncb.
J. Fields , a nursery dea } n from Fremont ,
Neb. ; arrived la Omaha yesterday In search
of a delinquent solicitor , named Dan Brand.
He had Just completed arirextenslve tour for
Mr. Fields throughout the state and had met
with excellent success bv 'his , sales. The
proceeds from the shipments made to dif
ferent farmers at his order should bave
amounted to about $800v The collections
were all made < by tbe solicitor , a"nd the time
came when be should .have gone to Fremont
to make final settlement with his employer.
Instead , however , tBrand came to this city
and had two weeks ot unalloyed pleasure.
His debauch was still at Its height when be
was overtaken by Mr. Fields and nt
King. The mcdey was nearly all spent.
Brand U known In police circles as D.
French and was arrested'severalmonths ago
on three different counts for forgery. '
KILLS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS
Triple Harder and Salclde Near Monroe ,
SHOOTS VICT MS AND CUTS OWN THROAT
ntoodr Deed of Man Who In Con-
Idrred Mentally Unbalanced nd
Prompted liy Unreasonable
W1LBER , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) Word
baa been received hero that come time last
night Vaclav Haas , who occupied a farm
about fourteen miles northwest In Monroe
district , killed his wife , Terezle Haas , and
two little girls , one a baby , by shooting.
Ho afterward committed suicide by cutting
hlj throat. The parties are of Bohemian na
tionality , the man about 33 years old and
his wife two years his junior , and have been
married eleven years. Two little boys , 2
and : 4 years old , were not tiurt. The man
was not considered well balanced mentally
and the domestic relations have not been
pleasant , owing to his unreasonable jealousy.
The coroner has gone out to hold an In
quest. Haas belonged to the Pleasant Hill
lodge. l Modern Woodmen.
CRETE , Neb. , April 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Wenclel Haas , a well-to-do Bone-
mltn farmer , living near Pleasant Hill , this I
county , came borne last night from \Vllbcr ,
and In a supposed crazy fit killed hid wife ,
and his oldest and youngest daughters , 10
and 1 year old , respectively. His two boys ,
J and 6 years old , escaped from the house
and walked to town late this afternoon
After committing the deed. Haas cut his
throat with a razor , end died alongside of
tils family. The coroner has gone out and
full particulars cannot be obtained until to-
Mr. Joseph Gahm will give the first of
the series of two piano recitals at the First
Congregational church this evening. The
most Interesting program , from the
classic compositions of Bach and Beethoven
to the moJern school of piano playing by
Raff I and Llrat , wll } no doubt please every
body , owing to the variety represented to
suit J all tattcs. The two leading numbers
to ' bo performed by Mr. Gahm are the grand
"Toccata and Fugue , " by Bach , In the diffi
cult "Tauslg" arrangement , and the well
known Moonlight Sonata , by Beethoven. Al
though these recitals were originally gotten
up by subscription , the general public can
gain admission by buying tickets at the
Charles H. Yale's "Forever Devil's Auc
tion" will bo presented at Boyd's theater
on Friday and Saturday nights with a mat
IIE.VRY W. KIX FOUMI DEAD IX IIED
Member of ClothlnRr Ilonnc of lirotvn-
IniK , Kliinr & Co.
CHICAGO , April 13. Henry W. King , a
millionaire and one of the best known men
In the clothing trade In America , was found
dead in bed today. Death is supposed to
bave been due to heart disease. Mr. King
was 70 years of age.
Mr. King was the senior partner of the
firm of Browning. King & Co. , and In tbat
capacity he was well known to many of the
leadtne citizens of Omaha. He was In this
city for a shcrt time during the first year
that the local branch of the firm was estab
lished , but since then he has not found It
necessary to give it his personal atentton.
Tbe news , of MrKlng.V death was brought
to Major R. S. Wllcox , the Omaha manager
of tbe firm , by two brief telegrams yesterday.
The first merely stated tbe fact , tut In
response to an Inquiry from Major Wllcox
the subsequent message stated that the
funeral would be held -Friday. "I have re
ceived no further particulars , " said Major
Wllcox yesterday , "and t can only say that
tbe news of Mr. King's death comes to us
a very unexpected loss. There has been noth
ing in his physical condition to Indicate that
hs ! end was approaching. He was actively
engaged In managing tbe affairs of the firm
up to the last and he worked with a vigor
that was surprising when his age was con
sidered. " Major Wllcox said that as far as
he know Mr. King's death would make no
difference in tbe affairs of the firm.
Thirty-five years make a generation. That
U how long Adolph Fisher of Zaneavllle , 0. ,
suffered from piles. He was cured by using
three boxes of DeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve.
WESTERN PACKtXti HOUSE : OUTPUT.
CoDMldrmbly Incrp mil Over
Thfme of n. Year A no.
CINCINNATI. April 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Price Current says : The hog sup
ply continues liberal. Western killings are
370.000 compared wltb 335,000 the preceding
week and 230,000 last year , making a total
of 2,155,000 since March 1 , against 1,740,000
a year azo. Prominent places compare as
Chicago 710,000 565.000
Kansas City 345,000 2S3.00i )
Omaha 103,000 UO.COO
St. Loul 166.000 140.000
Indlanapolia K.OOO 80.000
Milwaukee 99,000 63.000
Cincinnati 75,000 74,000
Cedar Raplda 41,000 36000
Ottumwa 67.000 46000
Sioux City 36.000 22.000
St. Joseph 35,000 21,000
St : Paul 42,000 15.000
Pioneer ot Davenport.
On April 7 occurred the death of A. J.
Smith at Davenport , la. Mr. Smith was
fne father of Dr , Charles E. Smith at
Omaha and a relative of George and
Charles B. Squires. Mr. Smith was a promin
ent citizen of Davenport and one of the
leading furniture dealers. For two weeks
before his death , Mr. Smlltt was a great
sufferer from a chronic stomach trouble
and then It became necessary to perform
an operation whlcVi he had not strength
enough to survive. At the time of his death
his wife and two sons. Will G. Smith of
Davenport and Dr. C. E. Smith of Omaina ,
were nt his bedside. The funeral was held
Hundav. April 10. and he Is spoken of In the
Davenport capers ns one of t'ne city's most
upright business men and respected
The following marriage licenses were Is
sued yesterday by the county Judge :
Nnmfi nnd Address. Age.
OUR Whltesldes. Omaha 22
Rmuia Clifford. Omaha 23
John Paulsen. Omaha 30
Ida Newman , Omaha 29
There will be A Demorest gold medal con
test at tbe Second Presbyterian church to
Hennlog Koll , an old man of InBrm mind ,
wandered away from tbe county hospital yes
terday afternoon and has not been' located ,
Annie Nelson was held to tbe district court
by Police Judge Cordon yesterday for larceny
from the person. Her bond WM fixed at $800.
which she furnished. 10.ka
Rev. O. M. Shepherd. D. D. , ot Nebraska
City will lecture on "Ghosts" this evening
at Walnut Hill Methodtat church. This is
part ot the week's program of celebration. isP
Chatles Barker of this city has been appointed
pointed postal clerk on the dlvlMon between
Omaha and Ogden to succeed Newton V.ed
Preeton of Fremont , who recently resigned
to take up tbe protection of A teacher.
One ot the dancing suc'cewe * ; ot the season
was given last night at Metropolitan hall by
Gate City hive , No. 9 , Ladle * of the Macca
bees. There waa a very Urge attendance aud
the guesti were entertained with an excel
lent program of dance * .
Edward Berg of 813 South Seventh atreet
entertained a tramp at breakfaat and after
the sUranger left the bouse ho discovered
that a watch and chain had alto disappeared.
Tbo theft was reported to tbe police , who
ore trying to locate the tramp.
TRIAL AT MAnWIM.K.
Appear to lie Vnnble (
< let To ejher.
MARYVILLE. Mo. , April 13.-Specl ( l Tele
gram. ) The first evidence In the caseot
John Joyce , on trial hero , charged with the
murder of R. C. Montgomery , was heard
today. A targe number of men who witnessed
the tragedy testified as to the circumstances.
One ot the singular features ot the caac Is
tbat although the affair was seen by hun
dreds ot people , ttjere Is hardly a point upon
which any two even of the state's own wit
nesses agree. Statements were made that
Montgomery was coming both from tbo north
and from the south , , that Joyce nas coming
both from the north and tbe south ; that
Joyce followed Montgomery from the south
and overtook blm ; that Joyce fired In front
ot Henry Swearengen and shot Montgomery
In tbe back and that Instead of shooting In
front of Swearengen he readied around be
hind bta ( Swearengcn's ) back and fired on
Montgomery. Mr. Swearengen , who was un
doubtedly between the two men when the
shooting took place , swore that Joyce stood
behind blm and reached over his rigbt
shoulder whrn be fired the deadly stool Into
Montgomery's back. With reference to the
relative positions ot the three men no tweet
ot the twelve eye witnesses examined agreed.
The defense In the case has not yet been
announced , but the line of crossirnln < itlon
being pursued by Joyce's attorneys Indicates
tbat It will bo Justifiable homicide.
MAttYVILLE. 'Mo. ' , April 13.-Speclnl (
Telegram.-a'at ) Kofgan , a painter , acci
dentally shot and Instantly killed his 8-year-
old daughter hero today. Kcegiui had put a
no.v slock In a shotgun and wn < dlip ayltig
"t to a friend , when the little girl sat down
on the floor directly In front ot thp muzzle
ot the gun , when It wtnt off. Her flesh was
terribly burned and a frightful wound wan
inflicted. It Is feared Keegnn will lose his
BELLEVUE , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
Rev. C. A. Mitchell of Princeton , N. J. , and
Miss Jennie Wallace were married last even-
inat the home of the bride's parents , Dr.
P. R. Kcrr officiating. Both nre well known
In the county , as the bride Is the daughter
of William Wallace , a member of the firm
of Wallace Bros , of South Omaha , and Rev.
Mitchell was formerly pastor of the Pres
byterian church here and Instructor In Bellevue -
vue collese. After a brief wedding journey
Rev. and Mrs. Mitchell will make their home
for the present with her rmrcoits. |
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , April 13. ( Special , ) '
John F. Johnson of Craig , Mo. , and Miss
Tcno Kupcr were married on Sunday at the
residence of the bride' father , John Kiiper ,
one of the most prosperous German farmers
of thia section , \llvlng \ seven miles north
west of the city. Rev. Miller , pastor of the
German Lutheran church , performed the
ceremony. The couple will live near Craig ,
Mo. , where the groom Is engaged .In farmIng -
Ing , i
, \ftriintier Woman.
BURWELL , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. )
Miss Minnie M. Miller , local editor of the
Eye , and O. W. Taylor of Ord were married
at the homo of Editor Miller In this city
yesterday. They went at once to Ord , where
they will make thelc future home.
NoniliiiillniiH liy thePrmldetit. .
WASHINGTON. April 13. The president
today sent the following nominations to the
senate : '
Samuel A. Young , receiver of pub'.lc
moneys , at Sundance. Wyo. |
S. & H. "VIOLETS" Is ihe real the arls.
tocratlc perfume for the breath. Five cent" .
FORECAST KOH TODAY'S \VK.\T1IEH.
Fair niiil Wmrmer , with Wind * Shlft-
IIIK in Soutlirrlyi ,
WASHINGTON , April 13. Forecast for
For Nebraska , Iowa , Missouri and Kan
sas Fair and warmer ; winds s'nlftlnsr to
8 For South Dakota Fair and warmer ;
For Wyoming Fair ; southwesterly winds.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER TUTRE tr.
OMAHA. April 13. Omaha record of temperature -
peraturo and rainfall compared with tha
corresponding day of the last three years ;
1R ! > 8. 18U 18 % . IS" . ' .
Maximum temperature . .58 49 GO 70
Minimum temperature . .39 30 49 44
Average temperature . . . . 40 42 64 CO
Rainfall 00 .03 .14 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation at
Omaha for this day and since March 1. 1S97 :
Normal for -the day 50
Deficiency for the day 2
Accumulated excess since March ' ; ° ?
Normal rainfall for the day 10 inch
Deficiency for the day .07 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1..2.2o Inches
Deficiency since March 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .42 nch
Deficiency for cor. period. 189i. . . . .55 nch
Excess tor cor. period. 1896 1.10 Inch
IleporiB from Slutlou * at M p. m.
Eetenty-fUth Meridian time.
STATIONS AND STATE OF
Omaha , clear cs .00
North Platte. clear .00
gait Lake , partly cloudy. . .00
Cheyenne , partly cloudy .CO
Rapid City , cloudy . , .00
Huron , clear >
Chicago , raining
Wllllston , clear .01)
St. Loult , raining 1.C !
St. P ul. clear .00
Davenport , cloudy , .62
Helena , clear , . . . .CO
Kanran City , clear . . , , . . . . .09.CO
Havre , partly cloudy . . . .CO
Bismarck , clear .00
Oalventon , clear .CO
T Indicates trace ot precipitation.
U A. WELSH. Local Forecatt Official.
A BRA. OP FI.ABfE.
On the evening of November. a8tb , 1878 ,
a fire broke out in the British ship Mclame ,
loaded with 500 barrels of petroleum. An
awful mass of flames shot up from the main
hatch and the vessel quivered from stem to
stern with explosion of the barrels. Her
seams opened and the blazing petroleum
poured out into the river , spreading a belt
of fire around her. Tbe master and ceamcn
jumped overboard. Captain Sharp , whose
vessel was lying close-by , propelled a small
boat through the blazing river and after a
severe scorching and imminent peril , saved
tbe seamen from a horrible death.
All over civilization there are thousands
of men in more imminent danger than were
those seamen. They are threatened with
consumption or are already in tbe clutch of
that deadly disease. If they only knew it ,
help ia at hand. Dr. Plerce's Golden Med
ical Discovery cures 98 per cent , of all cases
of consumption. It also cures bronchitis ,
asthma , throat and nasal troubles and all
diseases of the air passages. It Is the great
blood-maker , flesh-builder , and nerve-tonic.
It makes the appetite hearty , the digestion
perfect and the liver active. The " Golden
Medical Discovery " is the product of that
eminent specialist , Dr. R. V. Fierce , who ,
during tbe thirty year * that he bos been
chief consulting physician to the great
Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute , at
Buffalo , has treated more cases than fifty
ordinary physicians treat in a lifetime.
Thousand * given up by doctors , have tes
tified to complete recovery under this mar *
Constipation causes and aggravates many
serious diseases. It is speedily cared by
Dr. Picrce's Fleisant Tcllcta ,
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