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. IRA L BARE, Editor and Proprietor
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a econd-class matter.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1897.
Six million names were attached
to a petition presented to congress
this week asking that the, Cubans
be recognized as belligerents.
There are indications that the pe
tition will be granted.
Governor Si has been invited to
speak at the Tammany Fourth ot
July celebration in New York city.
The Kearney Hub thinks there are
some people who wrould not con
sider the invitation a compliment,
considering the source.
The annual convention of the
Nebraska republican league will be
held at Omaha on the 29th inst. for
the purpose of selecting delegates
to represent the state at the na
tional league convention to be held
in Detroit in July.
Democratic leaders in the line
of states through which Mr. Bryan
proposes to trail westward from
New York in his new speech-making-
tour remember with some
anxiety the fact that more than
three-fourths of the states which he
visited went republican by in
creased majorities.
Advices from Europe indicate
that the bimetallic commission re
cently sent abroad by Presidet Mc
Kinley is doing good work. Its
presence there is evidently bringing
renewed activity among the friends
of bimetallism. Recent meetings
of bimetallists in England and
Frauce have not only showed un
usual interest, but have been at
tended with expressions of favor
and co-operation by leading British
Populist Bryan and his fiat as
sociates who obtained control ot the
democratic party at Chicago last
July are now proceeding to kick
out of its ranks everybody who does
not agree with them. In practical
ly every call for state conventions,
announcement has been made that
ouly those who voted for Bryan in
1896 or now subscribe to the prin
ciples of the platform are eligbile
to participate in primaries or con
ventions. The assertion that a silver stand
ard would improve our commercial
relations with other parts of the
world which was made frequently
during last fall's campaign has re
ceived a very black eye by the re
cent statements of President Pierola
of Peru and high Japanese officials.
Both Japan and Peru, as is well
known, have within the past few
months adopted the gold standard,
and curiously the chief reason as
signed by their officials for this
action is the fact that the fluctua
tions of silver as a standard money
worked great disadvantage to them
in their commercial relations with
other parts of the world.
"Let me tell you, my country
men, that resuscitation will not be
promoted by recrimination. The
distress of the present will not be
relieved by distrust of the future.
A patriot makes a better citizen
than a pessimist. And we have
got to be patient. Much as
we want to move out of the old
house, we cannot do it until the
new house is finished. A tariff law
half made is no practical use except
to indicate that in a little while a
whole tariff law will be done, and
it is making progress. It is reach
ing the end, and when the end
comes we will have business confi
dence f-nd industrial activity.
Let us keep steady heads and steady
heart. The country is not going
backward, but forward. American
energy has not been destroyed by
the storms of the past. It will yet
triumpli through wise and benefi-
cient legislation." President Mc
Kinley at Philadelphia, June 2,
Western Tacking House Ontput.
Cincinnati, June 17. The Price Cur
rent says: The decrease in tho market
ing of hogs is not important. Western
killings aggregate 415,000, compared
with 430.000 the preceding weok and
380.GC0 last Year. From March 1 the
total is 5,360,000, against 4,870,000 a
year ago.
College Has a Jfew President.
Sioux City, June 17. Rev. Dr. W.
S. Lewis was last night installed as
president of Morningside college, suc
ceeding Dr. Carr, resigned. Dr. Lewis
comes from Epworth, la,, where he was
president of Epworth college.
To Hare a Fast Une of Steamers.
Ottawa, Ont., June 17. In the
house of commons the government's
proposal for a fast Atlantic line of
steamers was adopted, yeas, 134; nays,
Snow la Xilalia.
PocateijjO, Ida., June 17. A severe
cold wave swept over southeastern
Idaho today. Three iaches of snow fell
at Soda Springs.
At the Very Samo Place Where Bcre
zowsky Tried to Shoot the Czar While
Driving to a Military Parade In 1SG7.
Bomb Explodes, but No One Is Injured.
Paris, June 14. An attempt was
made Sunday to assassinate Felix Faure,
president of the French republic, whilo
he was enroute to Long Champs to wit
ness the Grand Prix.
While M. Faure's carriage was pass
ing a thicket near La Cascade res
taurant, in the Bois de Bologne, a
bomb, which subsequently proved to be
a piece of tubing about six inches long
and two inches in diameter, with a
thickness of half an inch, charged with
powder and swan shot, exploded.
No one was injured by the explosion.
A man in the crowd, suspected as the
mover, was arrested. He gave his name
as Gallet and made only the briefest re
plies to questions put to him by the po
lice. Gallet said he had no occupation,
but resided at Levallers-Perret. The
police are making a thorough search of
his lodgings.
The attempt on the life of M. Fauro
was made on the very spot where
Berezowsky tried to shoot the czar
while driving to the military review at
Long Champs in 18G7, and where
Francois, a lunatic, fired his revolver at
M. Faure on July 14 last. Having this
in mind the police took extra precau
tions. Blow Up the Governor's Ilonse.
Leavenworth, Kan., June 12. A
diabolical attempt was made upon the
life of Governor Andrew J. Smith of
the National Soldiers' home and his
wife and daughter between 4 and 5
o'clock this morning by some dastard
who is yet unknown. Dynamite was
employed in the outrage, and the ex
plosion, which all but demolished the
governor's beautiful residence, aroused
the residents of this cily, three miles
away, and houses trembled as if under
going an earthquake shock.
Mrs. Smith bad a miraculous escape
from death, the base of the explosion
being directly beneath her bed chamber.
Besides being cut and bruised by broken
glass and pieces of flying bric-a-brac and
furniture, she was completely pros
trated by tho frightful shock, and is
now in a precarious condition.
Governor Smith and their daughter,
Miss Daisy, occupied rooms on tho sec
ond floor and were far enough removed
from the explosion to escape the serious
consequences suffered by Mrs. Smith.
Joseph W. Oliver, a dishonorably dis
charged veteran, has been arrested.
Conncll BlnfTs Gets the Next Meeting: of
tho Interstate Association.
Omaha, June 17. The Interstate Sher
iffs' association completed its delibera
tions this afternoon and most of the
members left for their homes on the
evening trains. The attendance was
swelled this morning by the arrival of
a large number of Nebraska and Iowa
sheriffs, who came in for the last day
of tho convention, and the hall in the
Barker block was crowded. The main
business of the morning was the selec
tion of the location of the
next annual convention, and the
election of officers. The fight for the
1898 convention was between Council
Bluffs and Burlington, la., and Council
Bluffs was chosen. The election of offi
cers resulted as follows: President,
James E. Stout, Des Moines, la.; vice
president, J. J. Trompen, Lincoln, Neb.;
secretary and treasurer, W. C. Daven
port, Sioux City, la. Sheriff Daveaport
was the only officer re-elected.
Woodford Named.
"Washington, June 17. Tho presi
dent has nominated Stewart L. "Wood
ford of New York to be minister to
Mr. "Woodford is an old friend of Sen
ator Piatt, who vigorously urged him
for a cabinet position, trying to have
him made secretary of the interior. Mr.
"Woodford has made a fortune in his
law practice and Republican friends
speak of him as a natural diplomat.
His nomination has been foreshadowed
in gossip about the Capitol for some
weeks, but the actual decision to ap
point him was not reached until Wed
nesday. The cabinet talked the matter
over Tuesday and the president referred
to several persons suggested for the post
and intimated that his preference was
with "Woodford.
The question was brought up again
"Wednesday and late in the afternoon
Secretary Bliss was called to the White
house and shortly after the nomination
was sent to the senate. Mr. "Woodford
has been summoned here and will have
a talk with the president. There is
excellent authority for the statement
that Mr. "Woodford will accept.
Serions Earthquake Shocks In India.
Calcutta, June 15. Later reports
increase'the gravity of the earthquake
shocks of Saturday last in this city and
its vicinity. An extensive area was af
fected, causing much misery among
many of the poor Europeans, Eurasians
and natives. An immense amount of
damage was done at Hoogley, Burdwan
and Dace, where several persons were
killed. A terrific shock was experienced
at Danjiling, where many houses were
destroyed. Traffic on the Eastern Ben
gal railway is interrupted. Bridges
have been damaged, and a train was
overturned on tho Assam-Bengal line.
The ground opened atManipur, and the
town of Kobima, north of Manipur,
was severely damaged'.
Court Will Not Dismiss Hartley Case.
Omaha, June 10. In theBartley trial
nearly the entire morning session of tho
court was consumed by counsel for both
sides in making their arguments on tho
motion for a dismissal of the case, filed
yesterday afternoon by the defense.
The motion was overruled by the court,
and the defense was ordered to proceed.
Not an Accident.
nnllpr (on crutches and with a band
age over one eye) I have come, sir, to
make application for tho amount duo
me on my accident iusuranco policy. I
fell down a long flight of steps the other
evening and sustained damages that
will disable me for a mouth to come, i
President of the Company Young
man, I have taken the trouble to in
vestigate your case, and I find you are
pot entitled to anything. It could not
be called an accident You knew the
yonng woman's father was at; home
London Tit-Bits. 1
English Officers and Troops Massacred by
Hostile Natives.
Bombay, June 12. An official dis
patch from Simlay, the residence of tho
Indian governmtnt officials during the
heated periods of the year, announces
serious trouble on the northern, frontier
and the massacre of a number of Brit
ish officers and native soldiers in the
government employ. From the particu
lars obtainable at present it seems that
two guns belonging to a Bombay
mounted battery, and escorted by 800
men belonging to the First regiment of
Sikhas and the First Punjab infantry,
were treacherously attacked in the
Terocha valley by a largo force of hos
tile natives.
The first report said that Colonel Bun
ny, two officers and 25 privates had
been killed, and that 3 officers and 25
men had been wounded. In addition, a
number of mules and horses were re
ported killed.
Indications aro that tho affair is more
than a mere conflict with warlike na
tives, and that the notorious Mullah of
Powindah is at the bottom of tho
C. D. Collins Lured to His Probable Death
Near St. Loui.
St. Louis, June 17. C. D. Collins of
Nashville, who said he had but recently
disposed of his hotel in that city and
had the proceeds $(J,000 on his per
son, was found badly wounded about
midnight at Meramac Highlands, 15
miles from this city. He was bleeding
from several wounds and was so badly
injured that he could not be moved.
He said he had been stabbed and robbed
of the $G,000 by Martin Ensley, a trav
eling man whom ho had met in Nash
ville. Eusley was arrested.
It appears that Collins, who is a
wealthy Tenucsseeau, was lured to his
probable death by a man he had known
since boyhood, and with whom he had
been on intimate friendship for six
years. His assailant, Martin Eusley of
Memphis, whose father, Colonel Enoch
Ensley, was ouo of the most prominent
mine owueis and planters of the south,
induced his companion to visit Mera
mac Heights. On the plea of illness he
led him to a clump of bushes about 75
yards from tho hotel. There, stepping
behind his victim, he dealt him blow
after blow on the head with a hammer
which ho had purchased, presumably,
for the purpose of committing the mur
der. "When the pounding with the piece
of steel had reduced Collins to a state of
insensibility Ensley stooped over the
prostrate body and tore from a vest
pocket a roll of bills that amounted to
6,000. He darted up the hill and passed
the money to an accomplice, who is be
lieved to have escaped on a trolley car.
Collins, the wounded man, has a stable
here at the fair grounds, bat he runs
tho horses under an assumed name.
President Iack In Washington.
"Washington, Juno 10. The presi
dent and party arrived this morning at
7:80 o'clock over tho Southern railway
from Asheville, and were driven at once
to the Whito nonso. Mr. McKinley
had not suffered at all from the fatigue
of the night's journey, and was in his
office socn after 9 a. m.
Mr. McKinley had hoped to settle tho
vexing question of tho Spanish mission
while away, but his hope was not real
ized. He mot thousands of southern
people on his trip and this morning ex
pressed himself as delighted with the
journey and with his added knowledge
of so important a portion of the repub
lic. Baron Von Kecfcoc Iti-signs.
Berlin, June 17. It is said Earon
Yon Reckoe, Piussian minister of tho
interior, has resigned.
Standing of the Clubs.
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10 23
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Columbus.... 27 14
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JSlilKansas City. .13 33
Buying by Outsiders Causes an Advance.
Wheat Still On Toboggan.
Chicago, June 10. Corn was the bis market
on 'change today, heavy buying, in which out
siders were prominent, causing a J4c advance.
Wheat was affected by the favorable weather
and crop reports, closing at lIJ4c decline.
Oats followed corn, closing J-c higher. Pro
visions were weak throughout, and declined
about 10c all around. Closing prices :
WnEAT July. 0Sfcj3CS56c: Sept. . 64c
CoitN July, 25J4c: Sept., 20c
OATS-July, ltlEHc: Sept., l.318Kc
Poim July, 57.45; Sept., 57.55.
Lard July, $3.C2 Sept., S3.
Bins-July, 4.30(3 4.3-.: Sept.,
Cash quotations: No. 2 red wheat, 71 SOc;
No. 3 red. 73'&75c: No. 2 spring, 70371c; No. 2
corn, 25J6 tj;253-c; No. 2 oats, lfcj-jc.
Kansas City Live Slock.
Kansas Citt. June 10. Cattle Receipts,
7,000; best beeves weak, others o&lUc lower;
Texas steers. S2.('534.25: Texas cows, 51.75
3.00; native steers, $o.C0Q4.0J; native cows and
heifers, S1.25g4.1J: stockers and feeders, S3.00
04.50: bulls, S2.4 (3.50. Hogs Receipts. 14,
000; steady to shade lower: bulk of sales,53.27J
3.52)6; heavy. S3.27J$'3.37H: packers, S3.25(&
3.35; raised, S3.aj3.37: light, J3.2.j:'.30;
yorkere, S3.2733.0: pigs. 52.953.20. Sheep
Receipts, 3.0C0: weaker: lambs.J2.73S 5.25; mut
tons, $2.003.ai
South Oninhn Live Stock.
South Omaha, June 16. Cattle Receipts,
2,8); lie lower: native beef steers. S3.8jft4.03:
cows, S1.754.00; heifers, S3.i04.Ol; bulls,
$2.7a3.50; stags, f3.5;3.9J; calves, 54.0 (g)
6.C0: stockers anjl feeders,$3.OjS4.E0;westerns,
$3.S54.05. Hogs Receipts, 9,937: 10c lower;
sales were very largely at the three prices
$3.20, 3. and Sa'-'I. with' a JJ.3J top, as
against $3.3d3.33 for the bulk yesterday.
Chicago Live Stork.
Chicago, Juno 16. Hogs Receipts, 43, 00;
zlow, prices o&lOc lower; light. &J.4H33.51;
mixed, $3,4033.5 1; heavy, 53.log3.45: rough,
J3.153.25. Cattle Receipts. 15,000; weak to
5c lower; beeves. 53.S05.10; cows and heifers,
fl.80a-J-15i Texas steers, 52.S034.15; stockers
and feeders, 53.4 Q4.50. Sheep Receipts, 10,
000; steady to lUc lower: natives, J2.4JS4.40;
westerns, 53. J- 4.25; lambs, S3.25S5.W.
St. I.utiis Grain.
St. Louis, Jun 16. WnEAT Lower: No. 2
red, cash, elevator, 8.Jac: track, 85gSCc; No. 2
hard, cash, 70c; July. t59S09c.
CoitN Bettey:No. 2 cash,22J'2i23c: July ,23c
Oats Firm; No. 2 cash, 18c; July, lSJc
Tonca to Uv.t rcrnm.nls.
Sioux City, June 0. Pocca, Neb.,
submitted a defiuito proposition to Don
ald McLean, organizer of tho transcon
tinental railway to bo built between tho
Missouri and Los Angeles, for the !
location of the eastern terminals.
It agrees to vote a tax of 10 per
cent of its assessed valuation, furnish a
right of way to the river and a bridge
franchise, give land for the location of
shops and yards, and use its influence
to secure a tax from neighboring town
ships. It will probably get the terminals.
Number of Dwellings and Barns Wero
Demolished, Cattle and Horses Being
Killed-Trncic of the Storm Half a Mile
"Wide Cars smashed Into Kindling
Lyle, Minn. June 12. A terribly de
structive cyclone struck this vicinity
last night, laying wasto a track about
200 yards wide and 10 miles long. Tho
funnel shaped cloud made its first ap
pearance 12 miles west. The barn on
the Funda farm was first to suffer; J.
O. Owens' fino residence, barn and
granaries aro destroyed. At Howard's
all outbuildings were demolished. The
Woodbury schoolhouse was demolished.
Charles Soverson's fine farm property
was all destroyed. His skull was badly
fractured and it is feared he cannot live.
William Stipe's farm buildings were
picked up and smashed into kindling
wood. The entire family got in the
cellar, but Mrs. Stipe was badly injured.
Mrs. Berg's now house was next de
stroyed. At John Johnson's all were
m tho celler, when tho house was swept
from over them, but nobody was hurt.
Joseph Wyborn's barn and house aro
gone. Henry Hanson's buildings are
destroyed and Hanson is a corpse. P.
J. Johnson and Hanson's wife and two
children aro in a critical condition.
Johnson was found hanging to a wire
fence, badly cut and unconscious. The
Minuocka schoolhouse is totally de
stroyed. August Webber's barn and
windmill are gone, and John Web
ber's barn and residence are wrecked.
At Willis Bryan's is presented a scene
of total destruction. He gathered his
wife and three children into a corner
of the cellar and stood over them. As
tho house was lifted a stone weighing
over 200 pounds rolled down over his
back, inflicting ugly wouuds. Christian
Peterson's property is all destroyed, and
he cannot live. His sous are in a criti
cal condition. The Milwaukee and Illi
nois Central roads had a number of
freight cars wrecked.
Peter Hanson and family wero tem
porarily living in a new barn. This
structure was totally crushed. Hanson
had a leg broken and is injured inter
nally. Mrs. Hanson is badly hurt, as is
also her sou, Itobert. Mrs. M. L. Hugh
sou and Mr. and Mrs. William Brooke
of Clarion, la., were visiting there, and
all aro injured. Charles Larson's cot
tage was de5troj-cd, and he and his
wife were badly hurt. Chris Christen
sen's new houso was wrecked.
East of here Mrs. Olensou's barn was
blown down and some stock killed.
There were 1'J persons injured, one
killed and three fatally injured, two
whose recovery is doubtful. A careful
estimate puts the total property damage
at 80,000.
Bills Island I-'iro Swept.
New York, June 1G. Fire at an early
hour Tuesday morning destroyed the
immigrant landing station that covered
almost all of Ellis Island, causing a
property loss of about 800,000 to tho
United States government. AH tho gov
ernment records and tho baggage of tho
immigrants was burned. Two hundred
and fifty immigrants ware rescued from
the burning structures and .brought
safely to New York. Not one of them
received a burn. There were 40 patients
m the hospital building who
wero carried out in cots just-
before tho hospital took fire.
The flames illuminated tho whole har
bor. Jersey City and Brooklyn wero
thrown into bold relief by tho glare. At
2 o'clock the flames were under control.
The big station, the hospital, the laun
dry, restaurant, doctors' houses and a
number of small outbuilding? were in
ashes. The engine house was the only
buildiug of importance on tho island
which escaped destruction.
aii rue nuge omiaiugs, wnicn, since
1892, have housed hundreds of thou
sands of immigrants, were demolished
in a conflagration during the night
which constituted one of tho most bril
liant spectacles ever seen in New York
Lives ol Three Young Ladies Blotted Out
by Lightning.
Bellaire, O., Jnne 15. Tho lives of
three young ladies were blotted out by
lightning while they wero on their way
home from the M. E. church at Jacobs
burg. The victims are Millie McGuirc,
daughter of Rev. Thomas McGuirc;
Alpa Taylor, daughter of William Tay
lor, and Emma White, daughter of Si
mon White, all aged about 19 years.
Sarah Bohriug was badly stunned and
may die. They were residents of Ja
cobsburg, 11 miles west of this city, and
were walking together in tho road about
100 yards from the church when they
were struck by the lightning. It is be
lieved that the steel corsets worn by the
three that were killed wero the chief
cause of their death, as Miss Bohring,
who was ouly stunned, wore none.
Sharkey and Mahcr Freed.
New York, Juno 11. Peter Maher
and Thomas Sharkey, the heavyweight
pugilists who wero arrested last night
during the fight at the Palace Athletic
club, were discharged by Magistrate
Cornell in the Harlem police court to
day. The magistrate admitted that the
conduct of the men in the seventh
round might have been disorderly, and
said he was glad they had been locked
up, but nevertheless, as far as he could
see, there had been no violation of tho
Horton law
A Iluinprons Tramp.
Tho tramp in real life, bcref; pf the
picturesque atmosphere with which tho
comic papers surround him. is by no
means a hideous creature, but a sub
urban resident claims to have discovered
one with a vein of humor which would
bring joy to the heart of tbc comic par
agrapher. "The fellow stopped at my
residence," remarked tho suburbanite,
"and asked for something to eat My
wife chanced to be in the kitchen, and
Ehe told him he could have some dinner
if ho would first saw some wood. This
the tramp agreed to .tJo and repaired
with the saw to the wood shed. After
half an hour had elapsed and the hobo
had not como to claim his reward my
wife determined to investigate. Going
to the shed, she saw that both tramp and
saw had disappeared, whilo tho wood
pile was undisturbed. A piece of dirty
paper pinned to the door caught her at
tention, and 'after considerable difficulty
she deciphered the message, which read t
as follows: 'Just tell them that you saw
me, but you did not see me saw. ' "
Philadelphia Record.
f ho South African Diamond King Jump?
Overboard at Sea.
Fuxchal, Maderia, Juno 1G. The fol
.owing details havo been obtained of tho
isuicidoof Barney Barnato while on
She passage here from Capetown. Ear
nato, who had been in ill health for
rs- fr! n net"
CUlliUlliiJD l U S II )
Ecemed to improvo
after leaving
Capetown, but he
was never left
alono and some'
ouo was constant
ly detailed to
watch him. Ycs-
terday.af ter lunch
(between 2 and 3
o'clock in the aft
ernoon, ho seemed
to be in very good
spirits and was
barney barnato.
walking up and down tho deck on a
passenger's arm. Suddenly Barnato
asked his companion to give him tho
time, but before he received a reply, ho
wrenched his arm away and jumped
overboard. The fourth officer jumped
overboard after him immediately, but
ho failed to save the lifo of the South
African speculator, as heavy seas wero
running and the vessel was steaming at
the rate of 17 knots an hour. So soon
as possible tho steamer was stopped, a
lifeboat was lowered and pulled to the
spot where the :two men were last seen.
The fourth officer was rescued in an ex
hausted condition and later tho body of
Barnato was recovered, floating head
downwards. His remains havo been
embalmed and will bo taken to England
on board the Scot..
Governor Postpones tho Durrant Execu
tion For a Month.
San Francisco, Juno 11. Theodore
Durrant, the murderer of Blanche La
mont, will be reprieved. Governor
Budd decided upon this course in order
to settle tho question of tho rights of
the federal courts to interfere in the exe
cution of a sentence imposed by the state
court. He has named July 9 as the day
upon which tho sentence shall be carried
out. The object of the reprieve, as tho
attorney general explained last night,
is to avoid the necessity of resentencing.
the convicted man. If the position
taken by the governor be supported by
the state supreme court, the sentenco
will be carried out on July '.), just as it
would have been tomorrow but for the
habeas corpus proceedings. The posi
tion taken by Governor Budd is that
the habeas corpus proceedings and the
appeal incidont to the denial of the writ
sued out by Durrant's attorneys docs
not act as a stay of proceedings. In
other words, the governor desires that
the supreme court pass upon the opin
ion rendered by Attorney General Fitz
gerald, holding that tho proceedings do
constitute a stay.
Manj Deaths From Starvation In the In
terior of Chin:i.
Vancouver, B. C, Juno 11. Tho
Empress of Japan brought tho follow
ing advices from the orient: The fa
tality from famine and plague in China
is appalling. Tho famine north and east
of Szechuan is causing many deaths. A
traveler who has just returned from
there reports haiugseen numbers of
dead bodies lying about unattended to.
In one largo town half the population
had perished from starvation and the
fever that follows in its wake. The gov
ernment has sent relief, but grain can
not bo got to the sufferers beyond cer
tain parts owing to sections being made
impassable by swollen rivers. Along the
route to smaller towns many bodies lav
decomposing in the streets, while the
sky was black with vultures.
Busy Day For Lutherans.
Mansfield, O., June 15. The Luth
eran synod got down to hard work to
day and more business was transacted
during the morning session thau has
come beforo tho conveutiou since its be
ginning. As a starter, a resolution was
passed informing the citizens of Mans
field that the invitation to be nhown
around the city, which the synod had
decided to accept today, could not be ac
ceptcd at all, cwiug to the pressure of
business. A number of the ministers
are becoming impatient to return home
and the mileago committee reported
that numerous requests had been made
for tickets. By the rules of tho synod,
no delegato is allowed to leave the city
except by permission of the assembly.
Fate of Gold i- eokers.
Denver, June 13. The death of Will
iam H. Korn of Leadvillo from yellow
fever, in quarantine at New York yes
terday, marks tho total extinction of
one party of prospectors who left Colo
rado last March to dig gold in Bolivia.
The other members of the party,
Thomas Quaylo of Aspen, and Frank
O'Keith and William Hahu of Lead
ville, died of the fever in Bolivia. Of
another party of four who went from
Colorado to Bolivia about the same time
only William Hurley survives, and he
is reported to be ill in quarantine at
New York. The fate of these adven
turesome gold scokers will probably stop
emigration from Colorado to South
America for some time.
Calhoun 5Iny Go to aiudrld.
New York, June 15. A dispatch
from Nashville says that ex Commis
sioner Calroun, who went to investi
gate tho "Ruiz case and the general con
dition of things in the island of Cuba
for President McKinley, is the man who
he is most likely to name for minister to
Madrid and not General Stewart L.
Council Bljifls G-'ts the Next lectin
lie Interstate Association.
Oil aha, Juno J 7. The Interstate Sher
iffs' association completed its delibera
tions this afternoon and most of tho
members left for their homes on tho
evening trains. The attendance was
swelled this morning by the arrival of
a large number of Nebraska and Iowa
sheriffs, who came in for the laBt day
of the convention, and the hall in tho
Barker block was crowded. The main
business of the morning was tho selec
tion of the location of tho
next annual convention, and the
election of officers. The fight for the
1S98 convention -was between Council
Bluffs and Burlington, la., and Council
Bluffs was chosen. The election of offi
cers resulted as follows: President,
James E. Stout, Des Moines, la.; vico
president, J. J. Trompen, Lincoln, Neb.;
secretary and treasurer, W. C. Daven
port, Sioux City,. Ia. Sheriff Davenport
was the only officer re-elected.
An Invite From tho Tigers.
Lincoln, June 1G. Governor
tomb has received an invitation
Tammany to attend tho Fourth of
meeting at Tammany hall and deliver
an address.
Grand Lodge of ."Masons
Lincoln, June 17. The Nebraska
grand lodge of Free and Accepted
Masons has convened in representative
hall at the state houso in annual ses
sion. A lodsro of instruction is being
held at Masonic temnle.
Stil IN 1 eve II im Alive.
Omaha, Juik 13. Tho v . i. us parties
who are searching for George Robinson,
the missing Union Pacific clerk, aro still
out, but no trace of the young man has
been fouud. The islands in tho river
and both shores have been gone over
C. K. Bash Is Adjudged Insane.
Pierce, Neb., Juno 16. C. K. Rash,
tho man who killed his family in Wayuo
county, was brought before tho com-
.. .1
missioucrs ior tne msano. xne com
mission was unanimous that Rash was
insane. Sheriff Haas and E. L. Sargent
immediately took him to Norfolk.
Cutting Affray at Fort Crook.
xsellevue, in cd., Juno 11. A serious
cutting affray took place on the govern-
men reservation between Tom Burke
and Robert Smith. Smith received five
cuts, one just below the heart, and is
now lying at the post hospital in a very
critical condition. The quarrel was
over private matters. Burko has not
been arrested.
Death of a Nebraska Tioneer.
Dakota City, Juue 13. Captain Will
iam Hedges of Jackson, this county,
who went to Hot Springs, S. D., some
time ago in the hope of benefiting his
health, died there yesterday. Captain
Hedges was one of the pioneers of this
section of Nebraska, crossing tho Mis
souri river at Decatur in the spring of
1867. The funeral took place at Jack
son today.
?.Inrderon tho Bcscrvatlon.
Pender, Neb., June 13. In a quar
rel on the neighboring Wiunebago In
dian reservation Henry Fontanell,
among tho best known members of the
tribe, received fatal injuries at the
hands of Mrs. Prairie Chicken, a squaw.
The latter charged Fontanell with irreg
ularity in a business transaction, Fon
tanell slapped her face, and the insult
was resented with a neckyoke.
Juror Wright Given Two Years In Jail.
Ojtaiia, Juno 10. The second day of
the trial of cx-State Treasurer Bartley
saw the case well under way, and dem
onstrated the fact that it will undoubt
edly be a long and very tedious trial.
The jury was secured shortly after 10
o'clock and after a slight delay occas
ioned by disposing of the case of Josiah
S. Wright, the self-convicted jury bribor,
who was sentenced to tho county jail
for two years, the case was opened in
form and introduction of evidence was
HopoFor an Overruling.
Lincoln, Juno 13. The school people
over the state aro watching the supreme
court with anxiety and fervent hope
that tho recent decision, which declared
the free attendance on high schools law
invalid, may be overruled. It is esti
mated that tho attendance under this
law upon high schools by childreu from
outside the district numbered this year
over 3,000, and that if the decision
stands at least 60 per cent of these will
be compelled to give up taking tho high
school course. The motion to set aside
the judgment has been submitted.
S. C Patterson Wins His Suit.
Republican City, Neb., June 13. S.
C. Patterson of this city has won his
suit against tho federal government.
The suit was started in -1870, Mr. Pat
terson seeking to recover the sum ol
$5,000, the value of horses and mules
stolen from him by tho Apache Indians.
A couple of years since ho obtained a
judgment for $1,600. but the govern
ment made application for a new trial.
This was pending until last week, when
the court of claims denied the applica
tion and issued a mandate upon the in
terior department for the payment of
the claim. The necessary papers iden
tifying Mr. Pattcrsou as tho lawful
claimant were forwarded at once.
State Is Almo-H Through In tho Case ol
Bx-Trcasitrer Hartley,
Omaha, Juno 13. The end of the
Bartley trial begins to appear. The state
will on Mouday read to the jun the
documentary evidence introduced in
the case, including tho records of the
Omaha National bank, tho records of
the state treasurer's office at Liucoln
and records of the auditor's office, all
bearing directly upon the transactions
connected with the alleged embezzle.
ment with which the defendant stands
charged. This will complete the evi
dence of the state, and the defense will
at once commence the introduction of
The entire morning was consumed in
getting in what the defense evidently
roearded as evidence of a most-vital
character, and the progress made was
painfully slow. Tho evidence in ques-
tion consisted of records of tho state
treasurer's office, showing the ledger ac
counts of the several state funds during
the period tliu warrant in controversy
was outstanding, these records showing
that the general fnnd was reduced
in January, 1897, by the amount
required to pay the warrant and
interest, while tho sinking fund accour
does not show any credit of the amount
palled for by tho face of the warrant,
pther evidence along the same line,
which was hotly opposed by the defense!
was a batch of monthly statement
made by the state treasurer to the stato
auditor during the period the warrant
was outstanding, showing tho same cout
ditions as tho ledger, accounts. Theso
monthly statements all bore Bartley'a
siguature as state treasurer.
Did You Ever
Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for
vour troubles? It not. get a uottie now
and get relief. This medicino has been
found to bo pecnhnrly adapted to the
relief and cur of all female complaints,
exertinir a wonderful direct inlluenco in
giving strength and tune to tho organs.
If you have los3 of appetite, constipa
tion, headacho, fainting spells, or are
norvous, sleepless, excitable, melancholy
or trouoien wun dizzy sj ens, jiiiecirio
Bitters is the medicine you med. Health
and strength are guaranteed by its use.
Fifty cents and SI. 00 at Streitz's drug
store. 3
of the Agricultural Schedule
After a Lively Contest.
Washington, Juno 17. The senate
made rapid work on tho tariff bill Wed
nesday. There wero no long speeches
and tho debato was of a snappy char
acter, which at times enlivened, but did
not delay the serious work of tho bill.
Thirteen pages were disposed of, carry
ing the senate through tho agricultural
schedule and up to schedule H, relating
to spirits, wines, etc. During tho day
the paragraphs on dairy products, farm
products, fish, fruit, nuts, meat pro
ducts and miscellaneous agricultural
products were acted on. Tho finance
committee proposed many changes, in
the main advancing rates somewhat
over those heretofore reported. The
committee was sustained on every vote,
although a contest was made on almost
every paragraph. Mr. Vest's motion to
restore salt to tho free list was rejected,
yeas, 24; nays, 31. The important para
graph proposing a tax on tea went over
at the suggestion of Mr. Allison, who
expressed the hopo that the duty on tea
might be dispensed with.
Offers Another Antitrust Amendment.
Washington, June 16. The senate
mado a great stride forward Tuesday,
by completing tho consideration of tho
sugar schedulo of tho tariff bill except
the provision relating to Hawaii, which
went over. This schedule has been tho
storm center of the entire bill, and with
it disposed of there is a better prospect
for speedy action on the bill as a whole.
The first paragraph of tho sugar sched
ule has served to bring out all the
speeches and tho test votes and when
this was passed early Tuesday the other
paragraphs of tho schedule wero agreed
to without further opposition. As
agreed to, tho schedulo places on sugar
not above No. 16 Dutch standard 1 cent
per pound and .03 of a cent for every
degree above 75 and of sugars above No.
16 Dutch stnndard 1.95 cents per pound,
but on sugars testing below 87 degrees
1-10 cent per pound shall be deducted.
Tho other provisions of tho schedule.;
relate to maple sugar, maplo syrup,
candy, etc.
Immediately after Sp"?.to'r ifettigf ewlT
antitrust amendment to tho tariff bill
was laid on tho table he gave notice of
another amendment of the same char
acter in the shspe of a proviso as fol
lows: "That none of the increased ratc3
of duty provided for iu this act shall ap
ply to any articles or commodities, tho
sale or manufacture of which is con
trolled by trusts in this couutry."
Crops In Good Shape.
Chicago, Juno 17. The weather con
ditions of the week have been generally
favorable to agricultural interests, over
the greater portion of the country. In
Nebraska the week was tho most favor,
able of the season. Corn, while geuer
ally backward, has made good progress
in the principal corn states under the'
favorable weather conditions of the past
week. A marked improvement in tka .
condition of the crop is reported from
Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska and
generally throughout the central valleys
improvement is reported. Cold weather
and frosts of previous weeks have caused .
serious injury in Wisconsin, Minnesota
and North Dakota. Winter wheat has,
except on the Pacific coast, continued to
improvo. Harvest is now in progress in
the southern portions of Kansas, Mis
souri and Illinois, and is nearing com
pletion in Eome of the more southerly
3Iaile Insane hy Infill nation.
Sioux City, June 17. Love for Fred
J. Vetsch, a clerk in a hardware houso,
has driven Mrs. Will Loreuz of this
place insane. Physicians pronounce
her case the most remarkable they ever
saw. xor many days sue has gono
every mcrniug to Vetsch's boarding
place. She assaulted her husband when
he fo.lovcd her, nud nearly died of ex
citement when the police were called
iu. SheandYetsch hao ue or spoken
a dozen words together.
Muuuiiiit J.eagne Games.
Boston, 14; Chicago, 3. Nichols and Bersen:
Callahan and Kittridsre.
Brooklyn, C: Cincinnati, 13. Payne, Fislier-
and Grim; Breitcnstein and Feitz.
Philadelphia, 8; it. Louis, 7. F.ffold. Wheeler
and Brown : Carsoy and Douglas.
Now York,2; Cleveland. 7. Rusic and War
ner; WiJson and O'Connor.
Baltimore, 1 J: Pittshnrg. a. Xop3 and Bow-
ernian; Bcstinss and Leahy.
"Washington. 4 ; Lcuisville, Kins and Far-
fell ; Cqnningham and Eutlcr.
Indianapolis, 13. Kin3as City. 4
Detroit, 8: Jlihvankco. KJ.
Des Mo'.ncs, 0: St. Josepii. a.
Eockford, 8; Peoria, G.
Cedar Rapids, C: BuLuque. 1.
Quincy, ; Burlington. V-
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