Newspaper Page Text
V1 : -sf vsaiMi? WiUWln , " Mi i jMjwmfa .nbatcg-----: -". iTT- ---T-- - v y -jyw.vi pi ""jiife- ir-lC.'Tw .--. !.!. -' ::.? -:i-5T - -i-rtf-ir -5 ,fSdW ; 'rt.;w&rM) . - " w r 3e7 f i'- ,, "r-'a " t - JQTjiA v--j-;i ttS v VOLUME XXXH NUMBER 4; COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WJ&DNESDAY. MAYl. lim. WHOLE NUMBER 1,616. . "V. J - ,- . ' -- - . Ji- - L. m aiar " aB;-" " n-er.y-. (Mttttunm 93 B- 'Ball' BnBn .BaV -" Saw'Bafl B BT BaHaV ftitim B. Sav bwbTW a BB w Mi g y. . X i . . l r l-t r f . y& IK- F r to- J x r Chinese Empress Appoints a Commission f " to Breast the Public for Her. K SRC IS NOT SO A1RITRARY NOW. ? Vw Flu 8ee-M ta ladleat LiM Iaeliaa- tie to Ka. Tataa Herself Th. New a Rcrd hi WMhl.ctra Btardd -4 .' as Xnt I.nctlit.1 a f V WASHINGTON, April 27. The fol- 'lowing cablegram has been received at the State department from Mr.Squi- - rers. the United States charge at Fe 'l:fn. dated today: - ' i H "The empress dowager has appolnt- ' ec;.a board of national administration ! to relieve her of her public functions. They embrace three members of the cabinet now with the, empress at Sian Prince Kung, who are now in-Pekin." This news is regarded as of impor tshce. -indicating as it doos the relin quishment by the empress dowager oi the arbitrary powers she heretofore has exercised. It also is apparent that she has placed herself iu a position 10 avoid direct responsibility to the foreigners for whatever way -happen in the future and the board will have "io bear the brunt of any complaint It is felt that the appointment of this board will make it much easier for the foreign ministers to transact business .il'iththe Chinese government. The three members of the Chinese cabinet now at Sian Fu include the notorious Jung Lu, who was one of the most - active in the outbreak ogaiast .- the foreigners last summer. One of the other members of this council is 70 j ears old and is said to be .sreatiy i debilitated. The third member has been at least lukewarm toward foreign interests. The choice of these three is looked upon as likely to complicate the good which Li Hung Chang and the others may accomplish. ! The foreign establishments here are receiving a number of important dis patches relative to the question of in demnity and how it shall'be guaran teed, by a Chinese loan or to each of the powers individually." - One of the dispatches coming through an European foreign office Eays that Sir Robert Hart has con cluded that China can pay a total of $200,000,000, and the impression is con veyed that this will be the amount agreed upon, the various claims be ing scaled down to this limit. An other dispatch comes from one of the most prominent Chinese officials and from a; plenipotentiary in the peace negotiations He makes a suggestion that when the amount of indemnity is agreed upon it will be greatly to the interests of China as well as to the powers if the amount payable to each power can be made by install ments and not by a gross payment outright In that case China would not be compelled to negotiate a large loan. The view prevails among offi cials that while this proposition is fair it is not practicable and there is lit tle idea that it will be favorably en tertained. Other dispatches which have pass ed within the last few days revive the idea of having The Hague tri bunal administer the indemnities af ter the total is once agreed upon. GJUSrS IEAUM0NT FIELD. taad OUCaiama Has Vew Txn Vieltla Xalled la BEAUMONT, Tex., Aprii 27. The Beaumont Oil exchange today posted the statement that the Standard Oil company had purchased the railroad terminals, wharves and shipping fa cilities at Port Arthur and 90,000 acres of land surrounding the port The price - was not given. Port Arthur is the nearest deep water port to the Beaumont oil field, and by controlling this outlet the Standard Oil company can control ev ery barrel of oil taken from the Beaur mont field. The railroads cannot pompete in freight rates with pipe line and ship via Port Arthur to New Or leans and Galveston. Thus owning Port Arthur, the Standard Qil com: -pany will control even the domestic frade in crude oil. Cannot Attetxi Um Vaacral. WASHINGTON. .D. C., -April ?6. News of the death of Mrs. Saxton was received at the White House this afternoon. Mrs. McKinley was much attached to her aunt, but will be un able to attend the funeral, which oc cur Saturday, owing to the depart ure of the presidential party for the' western trip on Monday. Freaara far farth Kola. HAMBURG, April 27. Evelyn B. Boidwin, who is to lead the Ameri can (Zeigler) Arctice expedition, and who arrived here yesterday, spent the morning in shipping to Tromsoe and Sanjeford supplies for the expedition. Privy Councillor Neumayr is aiding Mr. Baldwin in every possible way. He has presented him with the latest polar maps, drawn by Dr. Naasen. Later he compared notes with the members of the German expedition. mm SWS BACK Wait far MUaert Betara. LONDON, April 27. Mr. Chamber Icin, the colonial secretary, informed a questioner in the House of Com mons today that the government did . - pot propose to inaugurate n fall scheme of civil administration- in South Africa during: Sir Alfred mi ner's absence, which wilL be of short - duration. The work ot reorganmition -would proceed however, on the lines Jaid down by Sir Alfred, whonelplace -would be'tUed hwllawn OMan K o -3" -. w C0N6C I KACKS 'f WSCO. o . Mtateter, Wlfa, Bmifktar aa KawrUrc Ar. Safely Ovar. SAN FRANCISCO, April 26. Bdwfn H. Conger, Umked States minister to China,, accompanied - by his wife, daughter and1 Miss Pierce, arrived from Chiaa tils' afteraaaa cm -tke steamer Nippon Mara. Asked in regard to ais future plans Mr. Conger said he would 'remain ia this city until Saturday morning, when be wouM leave for "bis home ia Des Moines, la. At the expiration of his sixty days' leave of absence he intended to return to China. He would go back sooner if anything im portant should come up. When told that it was planned by the ckicema of Oea Moines to give him a public reception he said that al though he did not care for pablic demonstrations he would accept a re ception at Des Moines. cH belonged to the people of Des Moines. In fact, the entire .people at Iowa- had always DeenTfMKTIo btmgrrfcfc'ninf every thlng"that he asked for. refusing him nothing. In return he had been com pelled often to refuse the people of Iowa favors. Owing to quarantine regulations and the necessity for giving personal su pervision to the landing of his bag gage, Mr. Conger did not reach his hotel until 6 o'clock in the evening. Mr. Conger's arrival was awaited with considerable interest, not only on ac count of his connection with events in China, but from a political stand point There was a great desire to know what position Mr. Conger would assume with regard to the coming gubernatorial nomination in Iowa. WILL CULTIVATE SUGAR MET. Sis XUllea Dollar Coatpaay Bays Large Tract f Caterad Lsad. CHICAGO, April 26. The Tribune tomorrow will say Negotiations hare been completed in Chicago for the formation of the larg est beet sugar concern in the: world. A company has been organized with r. capital stock of fG.000,000, to be known as the Arkansas Valley Beet and Irrigation Land company. The plant of the new company is to be located in Prowers county, Colorado, in the famous Rocky Ford fruit dis trict A number of New York capitalists, including the Oxnards, the Cuttings, the Hamiltons, the Lawsons and the Richards of the Mercantile Trust com-r pany are Interested. The new concern has purchased the holdings of the Great Plains Water company, which comprises about 125,000 acres along the Arkansas river in southeastern Colorado, Colonization ot the land with, farmers will be undertaken by the company. Over $2,000,000 will be expended this year on improvements. fteaatora Dlae With tfa. Fraldeat. WASHINGTON, April 26. Tonight Senators Millard and Dietrich had their first taste of official life, hay ing been guests of the president at a -dinner given by the chief executive to the Cuban commission. Senator Dietrich had determined to go home this afternoon, but in view of the in vitation from the president, he de cided to avail himself of the oppor tunity and delayed his return to Ne braska until tomorrow. Senator Mil lard will leave tomorrow night for New York with Miss Millard en route west. Oa ta. Boat far Bad Batter. PES MOINES, la.. April 27. Depr uty Dairy Commissioner Wright re turned from Afton Junction, where he -went the first of the week in search of oleomargarine. It had been report ed that a substitute for butter was being used in the railroad camps along the line of the Q," where 500 men are employed in straightening track. Mr. Wright had a search warrant for one of the camps and examined sev eral others, but could find no oleomar garine, although the butter used was of the poorest order. Fbiarla glair Bay a Jtla. PRESCOTT. A. T., April 25. E. W. Wells and W. C. Parsons of Prescott and Hugh McCrum of San Francisco have sold the McCable mine to a syn dicate of Chicago -capitalists, headed by Frank Jager.'the shingle king of that city. The price is said to be about 9600,000. 0 Vers f a-PaOa CHICAGO, April 26. A special to the -Record-Herald from Honolulu,' April 19, says Governor Dole is a very sick man. He has been confin ed to his house for several days and only the most intimate friends have been allowed to see him. Mt m. F areclaaara Safe. ST. LOUIS, April 26. Judge Thay er of the United States circuit court heard arguments today in the case ot the Guaranty Trust company of If ew York, Julias S. Walsh, trustee, and otaersrngrinst the Omaha ? St Louis Railroad company. The plaintiCs represent the bondholds and are seek ing to bare the, property of the de fendant sold under foreclosure pro ceedings. After hearing arguments Judge Thayer will decide the case. Davelaa Oaiai Sytea. ST. PAUL, Minn., April 26. Pres ident Marvin Hughitt and other offi cers of the Chicago, St Paul, Minne apolis ft Omaha road -were in confer ence here today, relative to the de velopment of the Omaha system. In regard to rumors of 'consolidation of the Osaaha with the Chicago 4b North western President Hughitt said: "Yon may say authoritatively, takinr nty word for it that there ia nothing in iha story. CONFAB WITH COBANS 8ecretarj f War Meet Special De!ega tian m lint Diplamatic But. Vf S NO twtlllw) Of MS ACTION la Cavteaaa Tfcaas of KJacl. aVaStar .cerlty, Ala. Ml. Dctentta te- gattaa'a Call at Whit Baw at. Bat Paraly Faraial. WASHINGTON, April 26. The Cu ban delegation from the convention framing a constitution for the new is land republic saw "President McKin ley twice today, once in the early part of the day, when there were Introduc tions and a formal exchange of ex pressions of friendship between the United States and Cuba and again at night when the members of the dele gation were the guests of honor at a state dinner at the White House. The real business which brought the delegation here was transacted with Secretary Root of the War depart ment the president, in the forenoon interview at the White House, say ing to the delegates that h would con fer with the secretary, who would act as his representative in conferences over the Cuban situation. The dele gation and Secretary Root were clos eted for some hours in the forenoon in a discussion of the relations of the island to the United States. Secrecy was observed as to the conference, the statement being made that after re sults were reached some announce ment as to the conclusion would be made. Questions of importance were not touched upon In the interview be tween the president and delegation, the conversation being almost wholly formal. Senor Capote in his address to the president spoke of the desire of the Cubans to have the closest possible relations with the United States. He said that United States soldiers and Cubans had fought side by side and driven Spain from the island and the ties between the two countries were bound in blood. The relations, he said, were most amicable and more than that which usually exists between nations. He also spoke cf the gratir tude which Cuba had to the United States for the assistance rendered -m her liberation. . In response the president expressed his pleasure at meeting the delega? tion and desired through them to ex? tend the kindest wishes to the people of the island. He said that his in? terest in Cuba always had been great and he made reference to messages he had sent to congress concerning the island. Its welfare always would be the subject of his most earnest con sideration. He congratulated the members of the delegation upon being members of the Cuban constitutional convention and said it was a high honor and fell to the lot of but few men to have the opportunity to frame a government for a republic. Con? eerning the object of the delegation's visit the president said he would con fer with the secretary of war and the secretary, having an intimate knowledge of the situation, would con fer with the delegation. The most Important meeting of the day was a conference in Secretary Root's office, lasting until 6 o'clock in the afternoon. This was the first business meeting, the others having been social and formal. Those pres ent were the five Cuban delegates, their interpreter, Secretary Root, Gen? eral Wood, Assistant Secretary Sanger and Senor Gonzales, General Wood's secretaryt who acted as interpreter a great portion of the time. The army officers who are acting as escort for the Cubans also were present When the meeting adjourned no of ficial statement was made as to the proceedings, but it can be said that the result was considered satisfactory, both by the Cubans and Secretary Root The business was not complet ed and the conference will resassemble tomorrow forenoon. The fact that the entire conversation had to be through interpreters made it necessary to pro ceed slowly. Oar ta Bay th BarBa.. BOSTON. April 26. The Chicago, Burlington ft Quincy directors at a special meeting today voted to sub Bit to the stockholders of the road a proposition from the great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads to take control of the Burlington. The ofer for the Burlington stock is' $200 per share foe not less than two-thirds of the whole amount, to be paid for in 4. pep cent bonds of the two nego tiating roads, the stockholders being given the option of taking part cash. tahae Bitttitu Settle. STURGIS. S. p., April 26.--An agreement has been reached by the Sturgis Labor union and the contrac? tors, which Will adjust; the difficulty that came up between them. The following points were agreed upon: The rate for unskilled labor shall be 245 per day of ten hours, from date ta Jaljfwl; ter July T the rate shall be ft5 per day of ten hours; only onion men shall be employed and the usual three days' grace shall be given. Jk Say. H DM It. DENVER. April 2C. A special to the Newa from Clayton, N M says: Tom Ketchum. alias "Black Jack." whose execution for train robbery is set for tomorrow, today asked his attorney. John R. Gayer, to write President McKinley that Sen Albert son, Walt Hman and Bill Water man, who are serving time in" the penitentiary for the mail robbery at Steam's Pass in "1897, are innocent, and that the robbery was by him. rMST IHwtT Of TK YEiUL What ta Set Ferth Kanwraiae; la Xbraska Crips, t UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN The past week has teen cold, with about the normal rainfalL The daily mean temperature has av eraged from -5 degrees to 8 degrees below the normaL Killing frosts oe- curred on the 17th and 18th, with' temperatures below 30 degrees. Veg etation is so backward, however, that no damage resulted from the low tem perature. Rain was general on the 15th or 16th. The amount exceeded one-half an inch at most places, and at a few places exceeded an inch. Although wet weather has. retarded farm, work In parts of the state, generally con siderable progress has-been made dur ing the past week. Spring wheat 'seeding is well advanced, and some spring wheat is up coming evenly and nicely. Oat seeding has been general the past week and ia nearly completed in the southern counties, barly sown oats are coming up nice ly. Present indications are for a small acreage of oats, caused by the late spring and wet weather at seed ing time. Very little plowing has been done, but the ground at the end of the week was in excellent condition for plowing and seeding. Winter wheat, rye and (ass have grown well, but somewhat slowly, be cause of the low temperature. DIES ON RIS WIFE'S MAVf. Barry Rice, City Marshal af North Platfa, Ceaiailta Salelda. NORTH PLATTE, Neb., April 27 Harry Rice, the city marshal here, in a fit of despondency, committed sui cide by taking strychnine. The evi dence at the inquest showed that he went to the cemetery, where he was seen just a short time before he died, sitting upon the grave of his wife, who died about two years ago. His body was found near a hydrant a few feet from the grave, to which he had dragged himself, as appeared from the tracks. He purchased the poison of one of the drug stores here, stating that he had some dogs to kill and did not want to shoot them. He also bade some of his friends goodby. saying it was the last they would see of him. He went straight from his room to the cemetery without coming uptown. His strange conduct of last night be ing reported this morning and he fail ing to appear as usual, a search, was instituted and his body found. RORSE THIEVES' NERVY WORK. Xafce Away With Tw TaaaM ap Wagaa Froai Faraaer. TECUMSEH. Neb.. April 27.?-Horse thieves got in their work in Johnson county the other night Prom Harry Roup, a farmer southwest of her, they stole a team of horses, wagon and harness, and from Nate Sutherland, a neighbor, they made away with a team of horses. Mr. Roup will pay $25 for the recovery of his property and Johnson county will give a reward of $50 for the aprpehension of the thieves. Mr. Sutherland will also pay $25 for the return of his team and in this case, too, Johnson county will pay $50 for the capture of the thieves. Sheriff C. B. Strong and Deputy Sher iff William Cummings and other mounted men took the trail of the offenders early, and when last heard from they were a good distance south of Tecumseh and believed they were on the right track, fadlaaa Start tor Baftala. RUSHVILLE, Neb., April 27. Two hundred and fifty Indians, with seventy-five ponies, left here on a special for the Buffalo exposition No finer body of Indians have ever left this place for an exhibition, their decora tions were superb, and at least 1.06Q of their friends and relatives accom panied them to the train. The com pany will pick up other bands along the route and at Chicago will meet the bands from Indian Territory and together will swoop down upon the city of Buffalo. Weatera Xehraaka Rejoice. ALLIANCE, Neb., April 27. West ern Nebraska is rejoicing over he fine weather following three weeks of very severe storms The ground is in fine condition for crops and. much I mora than usual will be put in. Qrass' is green and in a few days more like the present pasture will be abundant much to the delight of stockmen. The loss of stock is not as large as many of the reports made it, perhaps 1 or 2 per cent mavered BU Haf. PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., April 37, Several days ago an old fisherman named Samuel Henrys was crossing the Missouri river in a skiff, when hia hat blew off, and in attempting to reach it the boat was eapsised. Being a poor swimmer, Mr. Henrys clung to the. overturned boat, and the strong eurrent carried him down to a small island two miles south of the city, where be was rescued the follow ing day. FJet OSlecra. FREMONT. Neb.. April 27. At the closing session of the Bankers' asso ciation these officers were elected: President B. F. Folds, Schuyler; vice president A. Anderson. Columbus; treasurer, Thomas Wolf, David City; secretary, P. B. McKIIlip, Humphrey; members of executive committee, T. E. Stevens, Blair. The tannine; plant of the A. Plats Leather company, Racine. Wis., wan completely destroyed by fire. mm TELLS STORK I ? of lidnased By wire: Testimwj in Criminal Gent K ITTIATTS FttMU STATT MLNTS The Trial .f th. Allseed Klaaaaar Draw a Great Tare Th Yaathfal Yletiai Tatea the Staarf aa4 Bctetc. Bl. ex- - OMAHA, Neb., April 25. Edward A. Cudahy, sr., and Edward A. Cudahy. jr., father and son, testified at the trial of James Callahan yesterday. The story of the kidnaping and the subsequent payment of the 125,000 ransom, as related, by Mr. Cudahy, sr., was a repetition of the reports of the affair as published at the time in the news columns, of the Bee. The tes timony of the boy, giving the details lol "is abduction and imprisonment. also tallied with the reports hereto fore published in this newspaper. In no detail did the evidence given by Mr. Cudahy and bis sou, differ with the authentic and exclusive stories of the crime printed. Yesterday forenoon was taken up With the opening statements of coun sel and a visit by the jury to the scene of the crime, and in the after noon the taking of testimony began. Young Cudahy was placed on the witness stand at 4 o'clock and when court adjourned at 5:30 o'clock his evidence had not reached that point where he is expected to positively identify Callahan as one of the kid napers. It is apparent that the pros ecution is leading up to an identifica tion, for the boy was made to relate in detail the numerous conversations he had with his guard during the twenty-eight hours he was confined in the Melrose Hill house. It is the in tention, evidently, to show that young Cudahy had become sufficiently famil iar with the voice and the peculiari ties in speech of his captor and guard to recognize the same when heard by him at some future time. As previ ously published, after Callahan was arrested the Cudahy boy was given an ppportunity to hear a conversation be tween him and Chief Donahue in the latter's office, after which he declared that Callahan's voice and peculiarities of speech were the same as those of his former guard. It is therefore pre? dieted that the prosecution wiI today ask young Cudahy to identify Calla? han by his voice and articulation. So far as given the boy's testi mony describes his captor and guard as a dark man with a stubby black moustache and black hair. This de scription may be fitted to Callahan., a!-, though if is, extremely m.eager and Callahan's moustache at this time is long enough to support a small curl at each end. When the trial was resumed in the morning the court room was crowded with spectators, public interest having been revived by the announcement that the jury had been completed and and the relation of the- story of the kidnaping would begin, Edward A. Cudahy and the son for whose release he paid the $25,000 ransom were in court occupying seats directly behind those of County Attorney Shields and General Cowin. Callahan appeared as bright and cheerful as he was the day before and displayed keen interest in all the proceedings. PUCER INMARRLE CRYPT. Heaula af J-laeola aad Other Members of BU Family Moved, SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 25, Un ostentatiously and without any cere mony, the remains of Abraham Lin coln and the other members of his family, which, since March 10, 1900, when the work of rebuilding the Lin coln monument commenced, have been reposing ia a temporary stone crypt in the monument which has been re built by the state of Illinois at a cost pf $100,000, were removed to the newly erected marble sarcophagus in the crypt of the monument Mqnito Fleet at Cavtt. WASHINGTON. D. C, April 25. A cablegram received at the navy de partment today announced the arrival of the Mosquito fleet at Cavite( Phil ippine islands. The four vessels of this little fleet will be utilized in pa trolling the coasts of Luzon and the lower islands of the Philippine group. Womea- May Tola. ALBANY, N- Y., April 25. Gover nor Odell today signed the bill au thorizing womeji taxpayers in villages and towns to vote on propositions g expend money for publie purposes. CCr Iat Thiaach Tet. VANCOUVER, - April 25. The Shanghai Mercury publishes a state ment ostensibly from a confidential friend of Minister Conger, explaining that his application for leave was due to the fart that, having spent thejast three years In Pekin, he desired a fur lough at this time. It is added that Mr. Conger would feel obliged to de cline the nomination for governor of Iowa because he had no desire to re tire permanently from the work. Uaeala Baa aa Ia terest NEW YORK, April 25. James M. Starbuck. a clerk in this city, filed a petition in bankruptcy today with-lin bilities of $368,380;no assets. Mr. Starbuck was formerly a member of the firm of Dwiggia, Starbuck A Co., composed of Zlmri Dwiggin of Chi cago, W. E. Starbuck of Lincoln, Nek and the petitioner. The firm failed in la3, and insolvency proceedings were l had in the states of Illinois, Wiscon sin. Indiana and Ohio. 1 ROCK ISLATB WINS US SUIT. Freight Law hi Agate Pcclarad Cf Itatlaaal. .OMAHA, April 23. Judges Sanborn and Munger, the former of the United States circuit and the latter of the United States district court, sustained the demurrer of the plaintiff in the suit of P. L. Prout attorney general, against the Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific Railroad company, brought to recover fines and penalties aggregate 4ng $450,000 on account cf alleged vio lations of the maximum freight rate law passed by the legislature during tie session of 1893. As a result of the sustaining of the demurrer the attorney general is restrained from commencing suits and from prosecatiBg those heretofore commenced in order to enforce the provisions of the law, which Js held to be unconstitutional and void. -Shortly after the passage of the maximum freight rats law an attempt was nude sy thejrtat&board of trana ForiaSoa" aaA-George ifcHaati wgs, then attorney general, to carry out. its provisions. To prevent this the Un ion Pacific, Northwestern and Burling ton Railroad companies took the mat ter into court An adjudication was finally reached in the United States supreme court where it was held that the law was unconstitutional. A per manent injunction went out The suit against the Rock Island was not tried at that time, but was handed down as one of the assets of the office, passing to C. J. Smyth, who became his successor. The cases against the other roads being in liti gation and farther advanced than that against the Rock Island, was not reached by Attorney Smyth. By him it was passed to his successor. Frank L. Prout, the present attorney gen eral. In their opinion th? judges cite the former cases and the decision of the supreme court holding the law un constitutional, taking the position that the suit was brought to punish the defendant for failing to obey a law held invalid. An injunction is order ed to issue and the state is given the customary time in which to perfect its appeal. ODR SR0W AT RUrTALO. The !fearaika Exaiait WUl Xot B of a Very Creditable Character. LINCOLN. Neb,. April 29. The prospects for Nebraska making any adequate or representative showing at the Buffalo exposition this summer and fall are far from promising, not withstanding the fact that the legi lateure made an appropriation of $10, 000 for that purpose. guch at least is the impression gath ered from a talk with Hon. E. L. Vanee of Pawnee City, recently ap pointed by Governor Dietrich to have charge of Nebraska's exhibit and of the expenditure of the $10,000, Mr. Vance has just returned from a hurried trip to Buffalo, where he v,tnt to complete preliminary arrange ments for the Installation of the ex hibits which are to be made for the purpose of advertising Nebraska. The fair will be formally opened, Mr. Vance says, on May 20. Owing to-the short time intervening, he says, and also because of the small aprpoprfa tion, it has been decided impossible to erect a Nebraska building and the state exhibit will be made, therefore, in the various departments. For this purpose Mr. Vance has succeeded in securing but 1.100 square feet of space, We ia a corner of the agricul tural building and 500 in a corner of the horticultural building. No space could be obtained for an educational exhibit, nor for a showing of the state's various commercial and man ufacturing interests. NO TROllGRTOfFOUL HAY. Ho Xew Saaaatlaa la Death of A. G. X,laatraai. YORK, Neb., April 29. The effort to create a sensation out of the tragic death of A. G. Linstrum seems a lit tle far-fetched. While the construc tion of the verdict of the corner's jury is a little peculiar, there remains, ao doubt as to the fact that the deceased came to his death ay his own hand. It is, said, that a. daughter hysteric-, ally remarked that her mother was the cause of e?2r father's dea'th. but it is claimed ahe had no grounds other than that the wife and husband had heretofore quarreled.' The county at torney, P, C Hower, has taken no steps toward an investigation and he has not been solicited to do so, nor has any information been given him for this purpose, so for the. present at least, under the circumstances, so far aa known, the public will accept the verdict of suicide. Bastlag. U Iateretd. HASTINGS, Neb., April 29. The Commercial club was caleld in spe cial meeting for the purpose of as certaining what had been done in re gard to securing the location at Haat ings of the grand lodge building of the Ancient Order of United Work men. This matter w4U he tattled at the next meeting of the grand lodge, which will be held on May 15 at Ne braska City. Hastings is very much interested in-the project Gratia Arrested far Theft. OSCEOLA. Neb.. April 29. A com pany of gypsies has been encamped at different places in this county for some time, and a good; many things have disappeared Sunday at Stroase barg it was found that they, had en tered the store twloaging to A. B. Hed hloosn and helped themselves. Sher iff Nnquist brought them up to Oscfr; oln and lodged them In ja$. They were Ined and told to move on. 1 1 1 1 1 n it :f-H-K-i 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 ffMFF lTIFCaTBAfC x " -- imiiiiitiiiiiiiitmiiii President James J. Hill's special ar rived at St Paul from Seattle over the Great Northern, making a- record of 1,823 miles in 45 hours and 5f min utes. Judge Clancy, in the district court at Butte, Mont, awarded Thomas H. Hiades $231,000 for his services while receiver for the Boston A Montana company about two years ago. The German Shakespeare society has chosen Grand Duke Constantine of Russia an honorary member in recognition of .his translation of "Hamlet" into the Russian language. The president appointed William M. Jenkins of Oklahoma Territory to he goveraor of that territory, and James W. Reynolds of New Mexico to be secretary of the territory of New Mexico. Bishop J: J. Esher, after a protracted iUaeee, died in ehicav aneaUSv -. op Esher was the senior bishop of the Evangelical church, having continu ously occupied the Episcopal office since 1863. Paul Baumgardner and Harry Cain, the two 15-year-old boys who wreck ed a passenger train on the Omaha A St Louis railroad at Wilcox, Mo.. pleaded, guilty to the charge and were sentenced to two years in the reform school. An order issued by Secretary Root assigns Brigadier General James F. Wade to command the department of southern Luzon, in place of General Bates, and Brigadier General William Ludlow to command the department of the Visayaa, in place of General Hughes. Ohio. Indiana and Illinois, through their attorney generals, have formed n friendly alliance to eradicate fake Insurance companies. The three offi cials will keep each other posted as to the details of all discoveries of ques tionable insurance operations in their respective states. Secretary Long has recommended to the president the reappointment of Admiral O'Neill as chief of the bu reau of ordnance, the important post be has held for four years past The recommendation is equivalent to a re appointment which will be formally made in due time. A new geyser has made its appear ance at Lake Echo, Bomtomahana, New Zealand. It ia described, as a at, mass of boiling water, half an acre in extent rising in a great dome, from which a column of water and stones rises 300 feet, while immense volumes of steam rise to the clouds. Government officers arrested Fred Dorrer, aged 69. an old soldier, at St. Joseph. Mo., who is said to have been responsible for the perpetration of numerous pension frauds, whereby the government and many old soldiers have been swindled. Dorrer is said to be a resident of Chicago. It has practically been decided by the Cramps Shipbuilding company to launch the United States battleship Maine on Memorial day. Survivors of the original Maine and the widows and orphans of the sailors killed in Havana harbor will probably be in Yttfcd to attend the launching. Consul Nelson at Bergen, in a com munication to the state department, says the importation of American quail into Sweden has awakened live ly Interest More than 5,000 quail, representing a sum of about $3,500 have been ordered for the spring, and still more orders are expected. It is reported that the Swan Land and Cattle company, which ranges large herds of cattle In eastern Wy oming and western Nebraska, has lost more than 2,500 head of cattle dur iag the severe storm of ihe paat (en days. Jack Edwards lost 7,000 head of sheep near Kimball, Neb., out of a band of 14,000. The St. Paul (Minn.) Globe says: Cudahy Bros., the Chicago packers, have decided to locate a large branch in the vicinity of the twin cities. The only remainins obstacle is the secur ing of a plant It seems likely that the Dakota company's house, located at South St. PauL whicn has been vacant (or some time, will be selec ted. W. H. Hearst is reported to have tought the Philadelphia Times. The directors of the Missouri Pa cific railroad, at a meeting in New York, authorized an increase of $30. 000,000 in the capital stock, making the total authorised Issue $100,000,000. Secretary Gage bought $300,000 more of short 4s United States bonds at $113.56. The continued drouth has produced a water famine throughout the Isth mus of Panama and especially among the poorer classes. Hungarian census, gives Budapest a population .of 702,448, the Jews having increased 62 per cent in ten years. In the heat Informed circles in Lis bon it t declared that the story that the queen of Portugal will enter a convent is absolutely fantastical. The Chicago Horse-Show association has broken a record for such enter prises, and will declare a dividend of 25 per cent on a capital of $25,000. This is the first official indication of the financial success of the exhibition in the Coliseum during the winter. The appraisers, reported the assets of the JBjternars Investment company of Cnwiaaati, O., now in the hands 9 a receiver, to be $173,384, and the debt 40a.000i Nearly $30,000 of loans to certificate holders are reported as worthless. James Byars, a teacher of national reputation and founder of the Tipton Male High Sjcheol, located at Coving ton, Ta.. died at his home in that thy. He not only founded the schoaL but waa its director for more than ifty years, ofckaodo4oooooyooo o Ac MMttk. o o o o o o o o e o o o o 6 o o o o o o o o o CotoRhs Slate JBant Oldest Bank in the State. Pay Interest on Time o o t o o o o o o t o . o o o t o d AND Loans oa estate. Real ISSUES SIGHT DftAFTS ON HMla. CfcfcaRR, New Y1l AamAH o s o o ? o 6 o o o amw hcaw its cispkxners o when they need help.X O amesas aao oirsctons. & iSANasa saaaNB. ass. 9 MM. auCNia. vica-aas. O m. Ua. CASMiaa. L. MUIST. a 4ooaoaoyO$Ov$o$ofoo$oo 000-0'0yO'5,0'4004OvJOOvj o o Columbus Journal, A Veekly Republican Newspaper Deroted to the Best Interests of A A ., J J J Columbus THE County of Platte. The State of ..Nebraska... THE United States. and the Rest If MtttM. V j ji The Unit of Measure with Ut is $1.50 per Year, if Paid in Advance. " ;t a at Be er Limit of Uscfalawss I not qrcawnnrrmsd fcy Dollars and Cents. Sample Copies Sent Free to any Address. HENRY CASS. ...UNDERTAKER... Coffins and Metallic Cases. - Repairing of all kind, of Upholstery Goods. Columbus, ISeb. m. 11 Wee Columbus Journal. k prepared to Furnish Any thing Required of a CLUBS WITH THE - - -a asm -- - amn 1 mWfPH D1VbVbsbsVKV one J JffKU 1 OF THE COUNTRY.