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JIIA I.. IIAUK, I'roprlrtor. TKKMSt $1.23 IN ADVANCE. NORTH PLA I TK NEBRASKA. THE NEWS IN BRIEF. Several cnscB of yellow fever tiro re ported at Pannmn. Nebraska's First regiment will ar rive homo about the 30th Inst. Michigan republican!) IriHlst that ox Sccrotary Alger Is not out of politico. The Haiti more & Ohio will operate tho West Virginia & Pittsburg after September 1. Major Russell Harrison, Htrlckcn with yellow fever In the south, Ih Kald to bo Improving. General Koca, president of tho Ar gentine republic, linn returned home from IiIh vIbH to Brazil. Two negroes at Springfield, 0., worn hilled by oltlccrH whllo rolntlng nircst on a harncBH Btcnllng charge. W. J. Iloga'., InillanapollH, has been made tralllc manager of the now Unit ed Parcel Forwarding company. Consul General Stowe, at Capetown, nayH that American goods are In use on ovcry hand In the Transvaal. Opinions differ as to what the Judg ment of tho Dreyfus tribunal will be. Many think It will be against tho ac cused. Tho Hrowors' association of Milwau kee, has donated $1,000 to tho Dewoy fund and $500 to the Porto Illco nif forcrs. Spanish nteamcr Alphor.co XIII. ban left Havana for Spain with 432 Span lards, being taken homo at Spain's expense. The soft coal trust In tho Pittsburg district ' being engineered by Mooro & Schley, New York. Capital will bo JlM.uOO.OOO. President Arthur, of the locomotlvo engineers, and oflliinls of tho Dig Pour conferred. It Is believed a settlement may bo roachd. Major General Nelson A. Miles, com manding general of tho army, Is going to tho Philippines. Ho will start tho latter part of October. Governor Tanner, of Illinois, np polncd fifty delegates to the National Farmers' Congress, which moots Sep tember 5 to 8 In Doston, Muss. Batteries A and II, Utah artillery, arrived In Salt Lako from San Fran cisco. Tho soldiers wore given a hearty welcomo nt tho dcrot. Tho barn on tho Horace Oreeloy es tate at Chappaqua, N. Y was partly burned. Tho blnzo Is bollovcd to have boon tho work of an Incendiary. Sidney IJryant, tho United States inarlno who was taken 111 with yellow fover at tho naval hospital In I la ana a fow days ago, Is doad. Tho Democratic national commit teo Is considering tho advisability of hold ing tho domocrntlu national conven tion two or threo months earlier than la former yearn. Among tho contributions for tho Porto Ulco storm HUffererH recolvd nt tho war department wcro from Presldont McKlnloy, $250; Vlco Presi dent Hobart, S2C0. A Harvard profcBsor Is preparing to raise tho largest telescope In tho world at Kingstown, Jnmulca, to observe tho now planet, which passes tho earth eighteen months hence. T. W. Howory, a patlont In tho In eano asylum at St. .loueph, Mo., walked tip to John Hutchcr, anu'.lior patlont, and struck lilm a blow on tho point of tho Jaw that killed him. Mark Twain, who is at prosont living at Sana, Middle Sweden, was Invited by tho Danish Authors' rocloty to a feast In one of tho lino beech forests in tho neighborhood of Copenhagen. Tho monthly Htatomont of the collec tions of Internal Vf.'cnuo shows i.hat dining tho month of July tho total col lections woro $28,012,287, a net lunreaso ns compared with July, 18U8,- of $20, 802. Tho Hank of Spain's report for tho weak ended tho 19th, shows tho follow ing: Gold In bnnd, unchu.igod; silver In hand, Increase, 725,000 pescas; notes In circulation, decrease, 2,0:19,000 pesetas. Congressman David II. Henderson, republican eh ilea for speaker of tho houso of representatives, refuses to unnnunco what policy ho will pursue. Ho remarked that tho next congress will have Its hands iiill. Governor Taunor, of Illinois, Issued a warrant mi tho requisition of tho governor of Kuuhiis for tho surrender of Harry Howard, who Is wanted In Ford county, Kan., for robbing a pout olllce. In tho riots In Tlohenita growing out of tho raco dllllmiltlos between tho Czechs and Germans, tho gendarmes Minrged a mob with drawn Hwords, killing four and wnundlnc a number. Tho troop3 llimlly restored order. Secrotary Hoot bus signed tho order for tho Cuban census. Tho order ap points Lieutenant Colouol Joseph P. Sanger dhcetor of tho consus and Vic tor II. Olmsted assistant director. Tho census Is to Xio completed ly or boforo November 30, The situation along tho Ynqul nvor, from Mcdauo to Torln, has now reached Us most critical period. Tho Indians havo commenced their nss ago to tho Pltaya and Ilacatoto. Tho main body of tho warriors nro reported to bo In tho vicinity south of Haeuni, while tho remainder of thoiu nro scat tered throughout tho woods as far down tho river nB Medano In nmnll bands, numbering from four to llvo to tifty. Colorado Is hnvlng troublo raising tho funds noccHsardy to bring Its regi ment homo from San Francisco. Yellow fever has appeared In Tn pana, state of Oaxara, Mexico, clouo to tho boundary of tho stitto of Chiapas. Several deaths havo occurred. A m OB Allon, Speaker Thomas n. Heed'H prlvato secretary, says Mr. Heed's resignation will bo sent to tho govornor of Malno In n fow daya. At tho festival of St. Joachln tho Popo granted an uinrlonco of ovor nn hour to 300 persons, nil of whom wcro presented, In addition to nlxteen car dinals and many other prelates. 'ELL TALES IN COURT Witnesses Produco To3timony in Opposi tion to Droyfus. M. LAB0RI, HOWEVER, IS VIGILANT Trim Character of Tiilnliriircr Itevralcd Under 111 Ascrimlvii lliiml The, Wounded C'oti nxnl Alinimt Itccovered No New 1'iivt Agnlnvt tho Accucd llrmiRlit Out. RENNES, Aug. 21. Tho session ot tho court yesterday wiib comparatively uneventful. The depositions wro not productive of nny rcaly thrilling Inci dents. The systematic production of the lllmsleBt trash, which tho prose cution deems profitable to Inflict, on tho Judges, and which the latter accept itB evidence, was proceeded with. Huch of tho ridiculous testimony of tho morning was devoted to an attempt to blast Dreyfus' prlvato character, though when Mnltres liborl and De innnge had finished with tho witnesses their bubbles of title-tattle were badly pricked. Much of tho tlmo was occupied read ing tho testimony of Estcrhazy and Mile. Pays before tho court of cassa tion, during which mnny of the uudl cuce left tho court. M. Laborl again distinguished him self by laying hear the weak points of evidence. Ho wns less fierce, however, than ycBtordny, though quite aggres sive enough to arouse tho Intent hos tility of tho Judges, which showed It self In various llttlo ways. M. Laborl Is no favorite cither with Major Carrlere, tho government's com missioner, and tho latter makes no se rious effort to conceal his feelings to ward tho lawyer. M. Laborl boro llttlo traces of the ef fects of tho outrage on him. Ho rose, sat down and moved his body and limits nparehtly without much dllllculty. Only, occasionally, he put his hands to his back, as though suffering pain. His wlfo followed his every movement through a gold and tortolseshell lorg nette. Madumo Ilejanc, tho actress, was again an Interested spectator In court today, especially when M. Laborl was on his feet and his volco was vibrating through tho hall. Her eyes watched his mobile features, ncrotiB which flit ted ever-changing expressions of Indig nation, anger or satisfaction, with tho keen Interest which spectators In n theater follow her own notions. During sonio ot tho depositions M. Laborl op pcared very nervous. Ho wiib unablo to remain still a moment, twitching his lingers and slinking tho papers In his hands. Tho counsel wiib almost too Impatient to wait until tho witnesses concluded their testimony. The only dangerous opponent of Dreyfus totlay was General Gonsc, who mounted tho stage with n quick step and apparently light heart but ho left It badly mauled by M. Laborl. General Goncs began by declaring ho came to defend his honor against thoso "drlvolllng" agaliiBt him. Hut when his cross-oxamlnntlon was fin ished ho returned to his sent discom fited, for M. Laborl had driven him into a corner In tho uttempts of tho general staff to shield Estorhuzy and had shown that tho general staff, for which Gonso wits responsible, bad engineered Entorhuzy's escape from Justice. Tho conlldent tones of tho general had by then dwindled Into tho prover bial still small voice, and his defiant tone had changed Into tho abashed air of a school boy caught telling a llo. Tho day proved certainly a poor ono for tho goncral staff. Two good sam ples of tho men put up to supply Drey fus' prlvato character woro tho third and fourth witnesses. First, Major du Chatolet repeated an alleged conversation with Dreyfus re garding a woman In whose houso Dreyfus Is alleged to havo gambled and lost money. Hut when cross-ox-arnlned Du Chatolot's memory failed him entirely especially when naked tho nnmo of tho woman and the street sho resided In, nnd tho sum Dreyfus lost. TO TRANSPORT THE TROOPS. Hhlp Aviilliihlc, o Curry NimvIt Ornuu Irnl ItrglmiMiM to Manila. WASHINGTON, D. C Aug. 21. The quartermaster's department of tho army, which Is employing ovory means at Its disposal for tho trans portation of troops to tho Philippines, has propared tho llrst statement on tho subject. "The following ships will bo avail able to curry tho llrst ten regiments nnd recruits to Manila, getting thoiu there about tho llrst of November: Pueblo, Warren, Columbia, Charles Nelson. Sherman, Ilolglan King, Han cock, Grant, Tacoma. Sheridan, Glon agle, Pennsylvania, Valoncla and Zeu landln, with probably two or threo ad ditional chartered vessels. "Tho above will not Interfere with getting tho last ton regiments to Ma nila by tho lntter part of Decombor. Tho quartermaster's department hits In addition to tho above ships for tho purposo of carrying tho second ton regiments, tho following: City of Para, Tartar, Ohio, Newport, Indiana, Morgan City, Senator, City of Sydnoy, St. Paul, Pueblo, from San Francisco, and tho Thomas, Logan and Meade, from Now York." ruiuloa Totuporarlljr llrllevrd KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 21. A letter to tho Star, dated Manila, July 10, says: General Frederick Funston haa been temporarily removed from duty nt San Fernando, nnd will go to tho Second reserve hospital to receive treatment necessitated by tho reopen ing of a wound Incurred while In tho Cubnn nrmy. It Is thought that Gen eral FuitBton will not again return to nctlvo duty, as his torm of sorvlco will oxplro September 2, and ho has requested and boon granted permis sion to return to tho United Stntes with the Knnsns regiment. ROOT RETURNS FROM CONFERENCE Verj I.lttle U (liven Out, However, of A l mini trillion' Iiircn. WASHINGTON, Aug. 2l.-Sccrolr.ry of War Hoot returned to tho iiy to night from his visit to the president at Lake Champlaln. Ho went nt onco to his apartments nt tho Aillngton lintel ami during tho evening spent Bomo tlmo with General Corbln and A'.'.Ing Secretnry Mclklejohn. The secretary was rotlccnt In Hpenklng for publica tion of his conference with the presi dent. The matters dlBcus'ed, ho said, were such ub would ordinary bo taken up at n cabinet meeting nnd Involved no great departures from tho policy al ready In force respecting tho Philip pines. That tho campaign in tho Philip pines Is to bo pushed vigorously nnd promptly Is evident from n remark tho secretary made to tho reporters. He wns determined, ho sold, that every man belonging to tho twenty logl ments of volunteers now being recruit ed shnll eat his ChrlBtmns dinner In that country. This statement wns brought out by u reference to tho pub llHhed report of theBo reglmcntB woro to bo hold in tho United Stntes as a reserve force. Regarding tho reports that General Wesley Merrltt, who has also been nt Lako Champlaln In conference with tho president nnd his war secretary, Is to Biicceed General Otis In command of tho troops In the Phlpipplnoa, Sec retary Hoot wob non-committal. Ho ovnded all questions on tills point and declined to mnko any positive Htato mont whatever In regard to tho sub ject. Tho secietary'H attention was called to reports of fresh propositus for treating with a view to peaceful set tlement of the war In the Philippines. Ho had not heard olllclallly of these, although ho expressed himself ns be ing glad If such a solution of tho dlfll cultlen could bo brought about. Tho conditions In Porto Rico nr re ceiving tho careful attention of tho president and the Wnr department offl clnlu and every effort Is bolng put for ward to relieve tho suffering caused by tho hurricane. Tho secretary is gratllled at tho responses that havo been made to tho appcale for assist anco and noted the fact that apnroxl matcly $10,000 or $50,000 In money ha? been raised to this end. DEWEY PREPARES FOR IT. Hi'lionllng HU Men anil lllmicir for Itt- ccpllon lit Now York NICI3, Aug. 24. Admiral Dowey and tho officers and men of tho Olympln, now at Vlllcfranche, near here, aro al ready anticipating their New York re ception and aro propnralng for their part In it. Tho udralrnl has received permission from tho nuthorltlcH to land tho Olympln bnttallon nt Vlllo franeho for drill purposes during tho remainder of the cruiser's stay there. M. Grand, prefect of tho Alpes-Ma-rltlmes, visited Admiral Dswcy today. Tho former expressed tho plcasuro of tho French government at tho admi ral's visit, adding his assurances of personal admiration. It Is expccteil that Admiral Dewoy will come to Nlco tomorrow nnd re turn tho prefect's and other ofllclal calls. tlncrr.uit WlthdmuN, LOUISVILLE, Ky Aug. 21. Rev. ID. O. Guerrant of Jessamlno county, who was nominated by tho antl-Gocbel democratic convention at Lexington last week for superintendent of public Instruction, today announced his with drawal from tho ticket. Rov. E O. Ovortitreot, of Taylorsvlllo, has boon chosen by tho utato commltteo to tiko his place. Mr. Guerrant gives ns his rcuHon for withdrawing tho criticism to which ho has been subjreted by rer tnln newspapers. Ho makes public a sharp letter of reply to tho attacks. I'll J I UK HIT tli llrHl N.'lirnxlui. SAN FRANPIRPn Amr . vdr. lay was a busy day for tho NobrnskniiB. ino rorenoon wnn occupied In packing and sending away personal baggage. In some companies privates mndo tho non-commissioned olllcerd wait on table at breakfast, tho lust meal fur nished by the government. Tho regiment begun getting pn'd at 1 o'clock. It required threo paymas ters until ti o'clock to pay tho 8&0 men tho $110,000 duo tho regiment. Tho regiment stnrts for homo Friday. Ciiltlliot Will Not ltil;u. RERUN, Aug. 21. It Is under stood that as a re3Ult of tho council the cabinet will romnln In olllce and there will be no dissolution. It la possible, however, that tho minister of the Interior, Duron von dor Hoist, will bo replaced, ho having bungled souio Instructions from the emperor regarding tho votej on tho canal bill In a manner Irritating to tho con servative patty. Tho Death In Culm. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. Gcnernl Hrooke has Informed the wnr depart ment of tho death of Prlvato John Rarforty, Company K, Second Infantry, nt Clenfouegos, of typhoid fover, and tho death of Salvndo GUI, quurtor mnstor'a employe, nt Santiago, of strangulated hernia. .Inne Moick tlm rr llureau. CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 21. Tho Chronicle says: Senator Jones, chair man ot the democratic national com mittee, has closed the Di'iln incident by ordorlng tho removal of tho r.rcss bureau to Washington mil authoriz ing the selection by cx-Onvernor Stono of Missouri of a now editor. Slili tio Down In it Klorm. CHICAGO, Aug. 21. A rpeclnl to tho Trlbuno from Norfolk, Vn., says: Fur ther dotttlhi of tho terrific storm that raged In tho vicinity of Copo Hnttorus havo been received. In addition to tho vcbeoIb nlready reported wrecked aro tho following: Schooner Aaron Rep hard, llvo lost, threo saved; bark unknown, crew fourteen, all lost; Dia mond Shoals lightship, crow of twenty three, nil saved; unknown steamship, whoso cargo hau washed ashore, crow of about twenty-live, nil loet; thro big up, crows probably uggregRtlng thirty, schooners In tho surf, now breaking unheard ot. it i rr 111 Tho Threo Conventions in Omaha Work in Harmony, IIOLCOMB FOR SUPREME JUDGE. f, I., Teeter nnd IMnoit Itlcli for Urgent of the State, Unltemarjr Teit of tho riRtform Upon Which tho fusion Form Will do llttnrn tho 1'rojilo for Uiidortemcnt. Supremo Judge SILAS A. HOLCOMH, Populist, of Custer County R KG 12 NTS OF STATU UNIVERSITY. EDSON RICH Democrat, of Douglas County J. h. TEETERS Silver Republican, of Lancaster County- OMAHA, Aug. 23. Tho populist con vention wns called to order at 2:20 o'clock by J. N. GafTln, chairman of tho state committee. A committee on credentials was ap pointed, consisting of E. O. Kretslngcr of Gago, Charles Ncrones of Sarpy, Uolso of Otoe, J. L. Dalbey of Richard son nnd II. Cohon of Douglas. Tho chair announced that no creden tials had been received from tho fol lowing counties: Manner, Dlnlnc, Box Butto, Chose, Cheyenne, Deuel, Gnr flcld. Grant, Hooker, Kimball, Logan, McPherson, Rock, Scotts Bluffs, Sioux, Thomas nnd Wheeler. A motion by C. W. Stewart of Platto county authorized tho chair to appoint a commltteo on resolutions, consisting of two from each congresslonni district nnd one from the state nt large. On proceeding to nominations names wero selected as above given. PLATFORM. Tho people's Independent party of Nebraska In itn tenth nnnunl state convention assembled, adopts tho fol lowing declaration of principles: First We nfflrm our dototlon to the natlonnl plntform of 1809 and to overy plank therein contained. Second Wo dcclnro tho Monroe doctrine to bo tho doctrine of national solf-prcscrvatlon and that safety lr to be found nlone in avoiding tho quick Bands of Imperialism and tho dan gerous waters of militarism. And wo opposo nil foreign political alliance nnd all interference in European nnd Asiatic politics. Third "Wo hold theso truths to bo self-ovldcnt: Thnt nil men aro crented equal anil that they aro endowed by their Creator with certain Inalienable rights; among these arc life, liberty and tho pursuit of happiness." And "that to secure these rights govern ments aro instituted among men do Thing their Just powers from tho con sent of tho governed." Fourth Wo condemn tho ndminla trntlvo policy which has converted a war for humanity Into a war of con quest. Wo bollovo that tho Filipinos should have received tho samo treat ment ns the Cuban and that as tho Cubans wero assured of ultlmato lndo pendonco nnd protection bo tho Fili pinos should havo been assured In tho beginning of our nation's intention to givo them Independence ob soon aa a lished and protection from outsldo In terference Such assurance should boklven now. Fifth Wo condemn the republican natlonnl admlnlatrftlon for Its com plicity with unlawful combinations which have lncrensed nearly n hun dred per cent within tho last threo years as a result of its falluro to enact and enforco laws in tho Inter ests of tho people. Sixth In dealing with trusts and corporations having n monopoly of public necessaries wo claim that tho law ot tho land requires that they shall servo tho public for reasonable compensation nnd In the nbsenco of nny legislation upon tho question of what Is reasonable tho Judiciary may determine the questlon.Tho trust dan ger of this country is so uppalllng that tho ovlls thoreof must bo combntted by every branch of tho government. Wo demand Judges who will obey tho law that rests tho Judiciary with Jur isdiction to protect tho peoplo from tinrcasonnblo and opprcssivo prices for tho necessities of lite. Seventh Wo doebirn th fit tfm rn. publican party has needlessly Increased wie rnio oi taxation; tnnt It Is guilty of needlessly cnuslng nn annual deficit In tho current revenues of tho govern ment by useless and prodlgnl expen ditures ot tho peoplo's money, to bo mndo good by additional taxation, or tho Issuance of additional Interest bearing bonds; nnd that Its attempts to rotlro the greenbacks nnd turn ovor tho Issuing power of pnpor money to prlvato corporations Is n shameless and Inoxcusnblo surrender to tho money power. Eighth Wo henrtlly endorse nil ef forts of organized labor to better Its condition nnd wo bollove that all class es of citizens and all legltlmnto enter prises should receive tho protection of tho laws and that all attempts to co orco honest lnbor by Injunction or by tho use of tho military Is a violation of tho constitution nnd the established rights of American citizens. Ninth Municipal ownership of pub lic utilities Is a public necessity. Tenth Tho history of tho throe splendid mllltnry organizations fur nished by Nobrnskn In tho Spanish American war Is tho Just prldo and glory of overy citizen nnd for their bravery, valor and devotion to duty wo offer tho henrtfclt grntltudo of tho patriotic peoplo of tho stato. Eloventh Wo most henrtlly com mend tho nhlo, patriotic and conserv atlvo administration of Governor Poynter, nnd his ofllclnl associates and wo congratulate the peoplo of tho Btato on his success In securing free transportation for tho gallant First Nebraska to their respective homes. ltclcniitlin of CoiiKrriiMiiiiii Itiil. AUGUSTA, Mo., Aug. 23. Tho resig nation of Thomas U. Reed as congress man In tho First Malno district was received by Governor Powers todny. Tho resignation Is to tnko offct Sep tember 4, and It has been adopted by Governor Powers. LEPROSY IN SAN FRANCISCO. CotmnUtloiicr l'owilcrly Order Deporta tion of Mr. Todd. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 23. A case of personal Interest In connec tion with Immigration matters has been settled by Commissioner Powder ly. It Is thnt of Mrs. L. M. To.ld. n Hrlttflh subject, who ts now In the San Francisco pest house, suffering trom leprosy. Sho contracted the disease In 1892 while working as ri nurse In the Snn Francisco pest house. Somo of her washing went to lepers to bo dono nnd a Chlneso leper used to bring coal for her. Thirteen months after this, while In Sun Francisco, Btiapl clous spots appenixa on ht-r left leg. After contracting tho disease eho went to tho Hawaiian islands and re mained there until November 8, 1898, when sho loft to attempt to reach tho Unltod Stntes. She took passago at Honolulu on the steamship City of Rio Japan. From Japan sho shipped by uio unnauiun steamship lino to Vic toria, 11. C, then coming across tho border of tho United States, reaching San Francisco December 12, avoiding tho marine hospital oxrmlnntlon at that point. Her condition and tho Btory of her case wcro discovered by tho Immigrant Inspector at San Fran cisco. Ho took tho matter up, with tho result that a special made a new examination of tho woman, finding thnt sho 1b badly disease,. Commissioner Powderly has ordered that Mrs. Todd, who Is a widow, bo sent back to tho Hawaiian Islnnds and confined In the leper colony there. Ho hiiB given tho caso much study, with u vlow of finding If sho could bo turned over to tho British orCnnndlan author ities, but ho does not dcslro to sond her Into British territory nnd put inno cent peoplo in dangor. In this connection Commissioner Powderly says that tho loper colony In the Hawaiian Islands is not closely guarded and tho situation Is somewhat dangerous. Ho has no power to Bend Immigrant Inspectors there nnd says the wholo matter will havo to bo regu lated by congress. There la no placo to keep her In this country. Immlgrnnt Inspectors sent out by Commissioner Powderly havo recently reported It as their belief that a colony of lepers oxIstB on tho border of Can ada and this country In tho northern part of Washington. They do not llvo together, ns that would attract atten tion and caiiBo them to bo separated, but they llvo in the snmo neighbor hood and hnve nn association for mu tual defenso and protection. VETERAMS AT DES MOINES. Oen. Dyrenforth I'rotrntn Aculmt Work on IVnuton Clulnm, DES MOINES, la., Aug. 23. The na tional encampment of the Union Vet erans' union formally opened Its ces sion today with 1,000 in nttendpneo. This forenoon tho address of welcomo wns given by Secretnry ot State Bob son, acting for Governor Qhnw, who was out of tho city. Ganernl Dyren forth, commander- In-chief, respond ed. Mayor MacVIcar, on behalf of Des Moines, then epoko and Depart ment Commander Lnngstnff, of Du buque, responded. This evening a great parade was given by tho orgunlzntlona of veterans headed by tho national officers ot tho union. Goncral Dyrenforth In his nnnunl report declared that pension claims on fllo nt Washington nro Ignored In order to cause delays and keep tho pension appropriation from reaching about tho $110,000,000 mark annually. Ho denounced tho policy bitterly, nnd called on nil members of the older to ttso their Influenco to secure fairer treatment for tho soldiers. CATTLE AND SHEEP MEN ANGRY. The Sliojtlnc of Tom Itjiin Iiurriism the Ktrnlned ItelittloiiH llutwaen Them. CHADRON, Neb.. Aug. 23. Tho shooting of Tom Ryan on Monday by young George Coll, creates another very wide gap In the already strained relations existing between the cattlo and sheep men of this section. Nu morous unpleasant meetings had taken placo between Ryan and Coll. Tho murdered makes tho nssortlon that Ryan had made an attempt on his life, only a fow weeks ago, a pistol shot barely missing him. Tho Coll family havo a very unsavory reputation, and It Is only about a year since a 10-ycar-old brother of Coll In a moment of wretchedness ended his miserable ex istence by hanging himself with a rope. Thcro being no witnesses to the mur der, tho natural assumption Is that young Coll will never bo convicted of tho murder of Ryan. The murdered man leaves a wlfo and three small children to mourn his untimely death. Captain Fisher and Postmaster Ecklea havo been retained by Coll to defend him. IHntrllititluR liinrn. JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 23. Tho field cornets nro busy distributing rillcs nnd ammunition to tho burghers. Tho exodus ot minors continues. Tho government of tho Transvaal has received a communication from tho governor of Lourenzo Marques rclatlvo to tho stoppage of arms thero. to tho effect thnt Portugal's obligations to all nations, including Grent Britain, In cluded tho enforcement of tho Transvaal-Portuguese treaty, and ns an un satisfactory explanation existed as to tho transportation of arms they wero stopped at Delagoa bay. and until tho terms of tho treaty aro compiled with but no doubt the mutter will be ar ranged satisfactorily. The Transvnal government regards tho communica tion as "extremely vague." Wl I Welcome Voluntorrn. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. Acting Secretnry Allen today telegraphed Mayor Phclan of San Francisco say ing thnt tho Navy dopnriment would bo glad to co-oporato with tho San Francisco authorities In tho welcomo It Is proposed to give tho returning soldiers on tho Sherman. To that end orders havo been Issued to tho com mander of tho battleship Iowa to tiro a salute on tho arrival of tho transport and nil tho sailors and marines of tho ships nt Snn Francisco will tako rart lu the parade and demonstration. THIS STATEJN BRIEF Drouth Doe Mitch Damn bp. EDGAR, Neb., Aug. 21. The drouth Is doing very destructive work with the corn crop, pactures and hay crop In this part of Nebraska. Tho corn crop will bo very small In comparison with what was expected six weeks ago. Plowing for fall wheat Is also difficult, is tho ground Is very dry. . 5 Thrown l'rom n Hond Wiiroii. ANSLEY, Neb., Aug. 21. Mrs, Brad ford House, an old lndy living in North Ansley, was thrown from a road wagon nt tho houso of her son-in-law, Thomas McOowan, ten mlleg northeast of Ans ley, and hnd her left arm broken above tho elbow. She Is well up In years nnd quite fleshy, which makes tho wound serious. IlurKlnr Openitn In York. YORK, Neb., Aug. 21. Sunday even ing O. Frold's boot and shoe store on tho north Bldo of tho court house squaro was entered by burglars, who hacked their way through the rear door. The store was completely ran sacked, but the stock Is too largo to admit of any estimate as to tho amount of goods Btolen. Tho police have hopes of eventually Jailing the thloves. Accepts Traction Cotnpiiny'A Offer. LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 24. At a meeting of tho city council tho offer of tho Lincoln Trnctlon company to settle tho street railway tax caso for $03,000 cash was accepted by a vote of 11 to 3. The caso is now ponding In tho supremo court and tho total amount claimed by tho city Is $102,000. Tho mayor will approvo the settlement, which 1b generally believed to bo a good thing. IIortlciiltiirlMM Won't Meet. OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 21. Tho direc tors of tho Stato Board of Horticul ture met at the Bnrknr li the availability of $2,C00 appropriation voted by tho last lcglslatrre to the so ciety. State Auditor refused to honor the vouchers ngulnst wns innii, tno directors decided to tem porarily call off the meeting of the Society that lvns tn lin Iin1,l ii,,,l , Immediate attempts will be made to arrange for an exhibit. Kxplonlon nt Table Hock. TABLE ROCK, Nob., Aug. 24. Tho gasoline engine used by tho Table Rock Clav comnnnv nvnlmlnd lng ten gallons of burning oil In every uirecwon. i no only man near tho engine was Chnrles Kid saturated with tho burning oil ,nnd muiiuu on wio run ror town, which was a half mile illntn Tit. Tin U'na mnf on tho road by persons who wero hur rying to uio scene, nnd the Arc wns extinguished only nfter he had bee'. fenrfllllv Inirnpd. Tn ihn ono of tho principal buildings of tho company caught fire and burned down, Involving a loss of $3,000, with no in surance. Kcd Mi-d'h I'otroiv. OMAHA AGENCY. Nnh Aiipv i The Omaha Indian nnnunl celebration being hold hero, nnd more commonly Known ns tno "lieu mnn's pow-wow," was ono contlnunl round of feasting and danclntr. Th PV ronrndnppd nnn of their primitive war dances. Old warriors, survivors of the Sioux strug gles, took part In tho affair; the exhib ition wnn wild nnd fnoolimtliwr v,..i.. men with nothing but breechcloth on, a profusion of feathers on their heads, uoitics highly decorated with bright colors, entered Into the spirit of the war dunce, nr "TTn.liiH-W no u i called, with such enthusiasm they wero ready to faint away with ex haustion. Condltloni Aro l'Honililc. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. Lin coln, Aug. 24. The past week has been warm, with heavy showers In tho northern counties and only light, scat tered showers elsewhere. The average dally excess In temperature has been between two and threo degrees. Tho maximum temperatures havo generally oeen auout yu degrees. The rainfall of tho week has been very heavy In tho northern counties, ranging from two to slightly more tnun three Inches In parts of Box Butte, Cherry, Rock, Cedar nnd Dokota counties. Only light, scattered show ers occurred In central and southern counties, the nmount of rainfall being generally less than a quarter of an Inch. Conditions generally aro quite favorable. I'milNlied for llriitiil Crime. FALLS CITY, Neb.. Aug. 24 A young mnn nnmed Geoigo WiiEon, working for Louthnlr Schenhelt, com mitted crlmlnnl nssault on tho llttlo 4-yenr-oId girl of Albert Hurchard. In less thnn twenty minutes after occur rence of the crime. Pollcomnn Camden found tho man. Ho nrrefited him and took him before tho little child, who identified him nt once, as did also tho child b mother. Wilson has been lodged In jnll and nn examination by Dr. Wiser revealed the fact that thcro was no doubt of his guilt. At 1 o'clock In tho morning a crowd of about 300 surrounded tho Jnll and demanded Wil son. They wero refused, nnd nt once proceeded to break down tno door. Af ter gaining ndmlttnnco they Improvised a table and proceeded to perforin a surgical operation on tho prlsonor. nfter which they turned him over to the proper authorities and quietly and orderly dispersed. Aneited on a Kerloiu Charge. BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 24. Thomas Cox, who was recently shot and pain fully wounded on tho fnrm of W. S. Locke, Bouth of town, whllo, It Is as serted, ho was undertaking to rnld a melon patch, has sworn out a com plaint chnrging Locko with shooting with Intent to kill. Locke wns arrested nnd the hearing was called In Justice's court. By ngreement of nttornoys tho hearing was contlnuer uutll September 20 In order thnt Important wltncssor now absent may be summoned.