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--' -rtv-.'- - .' V ----, frs'" "' ' V"'' tp ' '-' ff? $&''''.' 'v- - ' .S"' - ' . . - : ;i A. - - ; vS v. : t- -" v ' T I -- ? VOLUME XXXIII.-NUMBER 49. COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 11. 1903. WHOLE NUMBER 1J13. f rntmiir Cfri Mttrnal. S .' .. THE MINERS WIN COAL STRIKE COMMISSION FIND INGS ARE FORETOLD. A TEN PES CEKT WAGE RAISE Payment by Weight When Practicable Will Alao Increase Pay The Per Diem Men Are to Receive Same Sal ary for Less Work. NEW YORK. The Herald prints the following as a summary of the findings of the coal strike commission appointed by President Roosevelt, which, it is expected, will be handed to the president within a week. There will undoubtedly be at least a 10 per cent advance In the pay 'for mining, to take effect from the time the miners returned to work last Oc tober. The per diem employes will not have their wages increased, but will be recommended for the same pay of a day of nine hours. The system of pay will be regulated. Wherever practicable the operators will be required to pay by weight, in stead of by the car, and elsewhere by the lienal yard. The miners will have checking representatives at their own expense. This will practically amount to a second increase in wages. There will be indirect recognition of the union, which will come when the findings are submitted by President Roosevelt to John Mitchell, as presi dent of the miners' union. The causes of the strike as found by the commission will not be comforting to the coal mining companies. The boycott will be condemned and the principle will be laid down that a miner has a right to work without molestation, even though he does not belong to the union. The terms of the verdict are to hold good for three years, and recommenda tions arc to be made for settlements of other questions at the end of that period. In local disputes the operators will be advised to treat with committees of the miners and there may be a sug- gestion of a local board of arbitration. CUBAN RECIPROCITY TREATY. Is Not Smooth Sailing at Havana De nounced as a Scheme. HAVANA The reciprocity treaty was up in the senate again Friday, and the debate was adjourned until Sat urday. In the course of the debate Senor Sanguilly denounced the treaty as a scheme on the part of the United States designed to keep European com merce out of Cuba in order that the former country might secure the en tire commercial as well as the control of the island. Senor Silva in a lengthy speech quoted figures to prove that even if the allegations made that the sugar trust and other interests would ben efit under the reciprocity treaty were true, the result could not be otherwise than beneficial to Cuba. It has been asserted that the sugar and tobacco industries will make an additional profit under the treaty of $6,000,000 annually. HE DESCRIBES LA SOUFFREIRE. American Geologist Examines the Vol cano. KINGSTON. St. Vincent. Ernest Howe of the United States geological survey, after a personal inspection of La Soufrcire. gives this description of the slight eruptions now frequently oc curring: "Without warning big puffs of steam rise constantly and countless rockets of black mud and stones are shot up from the crater and spread outward. Then the mud and stones fall back into the lake with a loud roar. Other clouds of steam, charged with dust, rise and drift over the country. An other interesting feature of the region is the deposit of ashes. The Wallibou river is still hot enough to cause the water in the stream to evaporate in huge columns, laden with dust." Many Treaties Are Pending. WASHINGTON. D. C There is a probability that the Cuban reciprocity treaty will be taken up at the extra session of the senate in advence of the Panama canal treaty, bul the or der of business will not be determined for a day or two. When the senate goes into executive session Thursday the treaties will be referred to the committee on foreign relation?. EX-NE3RASKAN IN TROUBLE. Lewis S. Irwin Taken to Milwaukee to Answer to Forgery. TOLEDO, O. Lewis S. Irwin was on Monday taken to Milwaukee to an swer to a charge of forgery- He has been in jail here for some time await ing an officer from Milwaukee. Ir win asserts his innocence. He was fifteen years a legal practitioner in Nebraska, where he was also promi nent in politics. For some time he was a state treasury insp3ctor. Ir win offered no objection to return ing to Wisconsin, bnt will probably be brought back as a witness in a murder trial here, as he was made erne of the confidants, it is said, of Albert Wade, just convicted of first degree murder and who seeks a new trial Cheerfulness is an excellent wear fag Quality. It has been called the bright weather of the heart. Samuel Smiles. WHERE THE MONEY GOES TO. Distribution of the $1,54,10t14 Ap propriated by Congress. WASHINGTON, D. C The appro priations made during the session of congress which closed Wednesday, ag gregated $753,484,018, as against $800, 624,496 for the last session. The to tal for the entire congress footed 11, 564,108,514, or something more than $100,000,000 in excess of the total ap propriations of the Fifty-sixth con gress, the total for that congress be ing $1,440,438. These figures were embodied in a statement presented to the senate by Mr. Allison, chairman of the commit tee on appropriations. The statement also contained an itemized statement showing the ex penditures by the past session by bills as folia ws:- - s - -wj. . ., Agriculture, $5,978,160; army, $78, 138,752; diplomatic and consular, $1, 968.250; District of Columbia. $8,647.- 497; fortifications, $7,188,416; Indian, $8,512,950; legislative, executive and judicial. $27,595,953; militaray acad emy, $653,248; navy, $81,877,291; pen sions, $139,847,600; postoffice, $153, 401,549; sundry civil. $82,272,955; de ficiencies, $21,561,572; permanent an nual appropriations, $132,589,820; mis cellaneous, $3,250,000. GERMAN TRADE CONDITIONS. Exports to the United States Show a Large Increase. WASHINGTON. D. C Reviewing German's commercial record for the past year. Consul General Frank H. Mason, at Berlin, in a report to the state department, declares that while a few branches of manufacture and trade experienced a partial recovery the year as a whole belonged to the period of over-production, collapse and panic, which began in the summer of 1900, and has caused the condition still prevalent, wherein prices of food and raw materials are above all logi cal relation to the market values of finished products. Referring to German trade with the United States, the consul general calls attention to the notable increase in German exports to this country, amounting to $14,778,770, distributed through twenty-five consular districts. PENSIONS FOR PROFESSORS. Cornell Will Retire Teachers at the Age of Seventy. ITHACA, N. Y. Announcement was made Friday of a scheme for the pen sioning of Cornell university profe sorss who, under the rule adopted by the board of trustees last fall, will be retired after attaining the age of 70 years. A fund of $150,000 has been given the university for this purpose, and this amount will be placed at com pound interest until 1914, when it will amount to $250,000. Each professor retired will receive an annual pen sion of $1,500, three-fourths of which will be paid from the pension fund and one-fourth of which will be contributed by the professors. It is expected, however that profes sors who reach the age limit before 1814 will also receive the benefits of the pension scheme. THE PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND. Convention of the Railway Christian Association. TOPEKA, Kan. President Roose velt will be present at the interna tional convention of the Railway Young Men's Christian association, which will be held in this city from April 30 to May 3. He has not desig nated the date of his visit. An effort will be made to have him officiate at the laying of the corner stone of the new Railway Young Men's Christian association building, the money for which was largely furnished by Presi dent Ripley of the Santa Fe. Miss Helen Gould of New York and other well known people will attend the conference. Delegates will be present from all parts of the world. Schley Enthusiastically Received. NEW ORLEANS. Admiral Schley Friday visited the New Orleans cot ton exchange in company with Colonel A. K. McClure. The admiral was given a wildly enthusiastic reception and made an address expressing his pleasure at being in New Orleans. ' Appoints a Nebraska Man. PAWNEE CITY. Neb. Senator-elect C. W. Fulton of Oregon has appointed Charles Halderman of this county as his private secretary. Mr. Fulton once a resident of this place. Riot Ends College Debate. ATCHISON. Kan. The regular ora torical contest of the Kansas Intercol legiate association ended in a disgrace ful riot Friday night. The trouble arose over the eligibility of Malcolm Garrard of Kansas university, to com pete as one of the orators. He at tempted to speak, but was hissed down by the audience. The police were fin ally called in to expel the unruly Kan sas university students. Saldy Smith Passes Away. PHILADELPHIA General William Farrar Smith, better - known as "Baldy" Smith, one of the prominent flgmes of the civil war. is dead at his heme in this city. He was in his SOth year. He entered West Poini at the ace of 17 and when the oi7il w:tr broke out was made commander of the Th'rd Vermont regiment He rose rapidly and became one of the leading figures in that strangle. IS FOUND GUILTY JURY SAYS MRS. LILLIE KILLED HER HUSBAND. IK THE PENITENTIARY FOR LIFE Defendant Takes Verdict Coolly Re manded to the Custody of the Sher iff and New Occupies Woman's Cell in Butler County Jail. DAVID CITY. Neb. "We, the jury in the above entitled case, being duly impaneled and sworn do find the de fendant guilty of murder in the first degree and recommend that she be imprisoned for life. (Signed.) "A: C. POOLE, "Foreman." This was the verdict rendered by the jury In the Lillie murder case at irecisely 3 o'clock Tuesday. As soon as the jury had agreed upon their ver dict the news spread rapidly and in a few moments people were seen run ning from all directions toward the court house and before the defend ant arrived the large c.jtrlct court room was completely packed with hu manity. A large portion of the crowd was men, not to exceed twenty wo men being present. Each person as they entered the court room door wore an anxious look and loudly whis pered, "What is the verdict?" Mrs. Lillie, accompanied by her father, brother, Mrs. Grisinger, her sister, and Sam Lillie, brother of the murdered man, arrived at 3:23. They all took their usual seats in the court room. While Mrs. Lillie looked bright and pleasant she had the appearance of anxiety as to what the verdict of the twelve men was. As they, march ed in she looked at each one very care fully. When Clerk Straka read the verdict Mrs. Lillie sat motionless and when the word "guilty" was pronounced not even a quiver of the lip was notice able. Counsel for the defense asked that the jury be polled. Clerk Straka call ed the name of each individual juror and when he arose propounded the question: "Was this and is this your verdict?" and the jurors individually responded in clear and distinct tones, "Yes, sir." Judge Good thanked the jurymen for their patience during the trial of the case and then excused them with out further service. Mrs. Lillie was remanded to the custody of the sheriff and she now occupies the woman's cell at the coun ty jail. The verdict as rendered was expected by those who heard all of the testimony and followed the case closely. The Instructions of Judge Good to the jury were lengthy and on the whole considered to be eminently fair, especially on the points of previous good character of the accused and motive for the commission of the crime. English Seek Coal Lands. NEW YORK. A syndicate of Eng lish capitalists is seeking to acquire coal fields in the Danville district in Illinois, with the intention of shipping much coal to England. One possible result of the purchase, if effected, will be the construction of another rail road from Danville to Chicago, a dis tance of 125 miles, and shortening the route fifty miles. Cash for Prolific Mothers. HARRISBURG. Pa. Mr. Blumle of Cameron county, the father of eleven children, introduced in the house Thursday a bill to subsidize large fam ilies and to provide gold medals for mothers of large families. The bill provides prises ranging from $10 and a medal to cost $50 for mothers of families ranging from nine to fifteen children. The seventh son or daughter born within the state is to be educated at an expense to the state not to exceed $500. Mexicans Pray in Streets. COLIMA, Mex. At 10 o'clock Fri day forenoon the volcano was again in action, the eruption being the most violent yeL The people of Tuxpam are in consternation. According to advices from that point the eruption was accompanied by showers of ashes and dense clouds, darkening the sky. Some of the people have fled to neigh boring hills and the people have in their frijht knelt in the streets to pray. Many houses and stores have been closed. Crowninshield to Retire. WASHINGTON Rear Admiral A. S. Crowninshield, commanding the European station, has applied for re tirement in accordance with the pro visions of the personnel law. He will be relieved in command of the station by Rear Admiral Charles S. Cotton, at present commanding the Norfolk navy yard. Admiral Crowninshield is No. 20 on the list of rear admirals, and his retirement will place him in the first grade, where his retired pay will be $5,625 per year. Lieutenant Henry H. Ward, naval secretary to Admiral Crowninshield, has also resigned his commission. Kansas Seeks New Forest. TOPEKA. Kan. President Roose velt will be asked to set aside 75,000 acres in Finney county as a forest re serve. If the president grants the re quest pine trees will be planted. The Kansas congressional delegation in Washington will lay the matter before the president this week. THEIR WORK OVER. Fifty-Seventh Congress Passes In History. WASHINGTON. The lfty-seveathj congress expired at nooa Wednesday by limitation. There has mot beam Urj many years a deaoastratloa iaV thaw house as occared Wednesday, owiag am the fact that Speaker Henderson retiring not only as presiding ofiteerj aut from the house as a member. The bitter partisan feeling that has sprung up in the house of representa tives during the past week reached a pitch which prevented the unanimous aproval of the house for the usual resolution of thanks and courtesy which was offered. More than this, the resolution had, to come from the republican side, and while this has oc curred before, it is not the usual cus tom; - - -i- The usual resolution of thanks to President Pro Tern Frye was unani mously adopted in the senate. Two years ago, when the Fifty-sixth congress expired, it was remarkable, not only for the inauguration of Mc Kinley, but for the fact that Senator Carter of Montana talked the river and harbor bill to death, occupying the time of the senate up to within a few minutes of the end. Senator Mason, whose term expired, also talked an unimportant bill to death, but In his valedictory he lec tured the senate for its unlimited de bate, which allows bills to be killed in that manner, and he also made a final plea for the freedom of the Fil ipinos. As all the important supply bills had pased before the two houses took a recess, no legislation was necessary, and none was attempted. The bills which had passed and reached the stage of enrollment were all signed by President Roosevelt, who, with mem bers of his cabinet, entered the presi dent's room in the senate wing of the capitol. This biennial visit of the pres ident to the capitol is one of the fea tures of a closing congress. FOUR NEW BATTLESHIPS. Naval Appropriation Bill Provides for Building. WASHINGTON. Senator Hale, from the committee on naval affairs, report ed the naval appropriation bill. The most important amendment recommended by the committee re lates to the increase of the navy. The entire house provision is stricken out and in its stead provision is made for four first class battleships of the gen eral type of the Oregon and two first class armored cruisers of the type of the Brooklyn. The battleships are to cost not exceeding $3,200,000 each and the cruisers $2,750,000. The battleships are to be of 12,000 tons displacement, and the cruisers of 9,500 tons. There is a provision that not more than two of these vessels shall be built by one establishment, and for the building of any or all of them in the government yards in case of a combination to deprive the gov ernment of the benefit of fair compe tition. LARGEST NUMBER OF BILLS Introduced During Session 17,500 and Passed 2,000. WASHINGTON, D. C.The number of bills introduced during the Fifty-seventh congress aggregated 1700, of which 3,918 were reported and more than 2,000 passed. The house calendar is clearer at the close o fthls congress than it ever has been before, only seventy-eight bills remaining undisposed of.- In the Fifty-fifth congress 2,214 bills were reported and 1,473 passed; in the Fifty-sixth congress 2,787 were reported and 2,204 passed. The near est approach to the number of bills in troduced in the Fifty-seventh was in the Fifty-sixth congress, when 14,399 were brought in, and the greatest number reported were in the Forty ninth congress, the aggregate being 4,181. The number of private bills passed by this congress have been exceeding ly large. Fifty members of the house died dur ing the congress just closed, an un usually large number. Plague Record at Mazatlan. MAZATLAN, Mexico The number of deaths here in February was 107, of which fifty were from bubonic plague. From January 1 to March 1 thers were burned by the sanitary au thorities 291 houses of a cheap class, for which the owners were paid $73, 000. President Receives Smoet. WASHINGTON, D. C President Roosevelt on Monday received at the white house several members of the senate whose terms begin with the extraordinary session, called for next Thursday. They were senators-elect Hayburn of Idaho, who succeeds Mr. Heitfeld; Ankeny of Washington, who succeeds Mr. Turner; Smoot of Utah, who suc ceeds Mr. Rawlins, and Mr. McCreary of Kentucky, who succeeds Mr. Me boe. No Relief for Captain Bailey. WASHINGTON. D. C The presi dent sent to the senate a message ve toing the bill reinstating Captain Ed ward L. Bailey as an officer in the regular army and placing him oa the retired list In giving his reasons for disapproval the president reviewed the career of Captain Bailey, showing that he had been many times charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and that he was dismissed in 1893. A SPECIAL SENATE OPENS IN OBEDIENCE TO PROCLA MATION. AH IMMENSE CMWD PRESENT Cannon's Speech in the House the Subject of Some Fervid Remarks Senator Smeet of Utah Subscribes to the Oath. WASHINGTON In obedience to tho president's proclamation the sen ate .of the Fifty-eighth congress con vened in extraordinary session at noon Thursday. An immense crowd wit- T Bessed-the ceremoay. Echoes of the Fity-seventh congress has not died away when the senators who were re elected and those who were to take their seats for the first time, marched to the desk and took the oath. Friends and admirers of the senators loaded down their desks with beautiful floral tributes. Mr. Cannon's speech in the house of representatives early Wednesday formed the subject of some fervid re marks by Mr. Tillman and by the senate conferees, Messrs. Hale, Allison and Teller. After the invocation Mr. Bennett, the secretary of the senate, read the proclamation from the president' con vening the session. Mr. Hoar, speaking for Mr. Burrows, chairman of the committee on privi leges and elections, referred to the constitutional procedure of administer ing oaths to new senators, and said if there were any other procedure the result would he that a third of the senate might be kept out of their seats for an indefinite time. The re sult of that might be that a change in the political- power of the govern ment might be indefinitely postponed. Questions of qualification should be postponed and acted upon by the sen ate later. The namees of the newly elected senators were called alphabetically and each was escorted to the desk by his colleague. As some of the names were called there was applause from the galleries, that given to Mr. Gorman being es pecially noticeable. Messrs. Spooner and Allison receiv ed generous applause as they were escorted to the desk. Mr. Smoot of Utah subscribed to the oath with an emphatic "I do," No objection was made to his taking the oath. When Mr. Ankeney's name was called his colleague, Mr. Foster (Wash), announced that he was under the doctor's care. Three other newly elected senators did not respond Messrs. Clarke (Ark.), Gallinger (N. H.) and Stone (Mo.). There were seventy-four senators present. Messrs. Hoar and Cockrell were appointed a committee to wait upon the president and inform him that the senate was ready to proceed to business. HAS HOPES FOR THE TREATY. Governor of Newfoundalnd Reports Progress in Matter. ST. .JOHNS, N. F. The legislature opened Thursday afternoon. The gov ernor announced a surplus in the treas ury and also that the Bond-Hay treaty negotiations were still progressing. He intimated that measures would be introduced for the enlargement of the naval reserve movement, the exten sion of the telegraph system to Lab rador on the expiration of the Anglo American Telegraph company's mon nopoly next year, the establishment of a cold storage plant and the encour agement of local iron smelting indus try. The French shore modus Vivendi bill was introduced ana given its nrei reading. PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. Decrease During Mcnth of February $5,969,665. WASHINGTON, D. C The month ly statement of the public debt shows that at the close of business February 28, 1903, the public debt, less cash in the treasury, amounted to $937,972,- 898, which is a decrease as compared with January 31 of $5,9C9,CG5. The debt is recapitulated as follows: In terest bearing debtr $914,541,420; debt on which interest has ceased since ma turity, $1,230,510; debt bearing no in terest, $396,744,438; total, $1,312,516, 368. This amount, however, does not in clude $884,725,069 in certificates and treasury notes outstanding, which are offset by an equal amount of cash on hand, held for redemption. British Ship Gees Down. HAMBURG. The carpenter of the British ship Cambrian Prince, Cap tain Oweas, from Coquimbo, for Mid dlesborough, has been picked up in the .North sea. He reports that the Cambrian Prince capsized and sank. The Cambrian Prince was of 1,252 tons net burden. She was built In 1876, and was owned by the Cambrian Prince company of Liverpool. Jeffries and Corsett to Fight. NEW YORK. James J. Jeffries and James J. Corbett met and agreed to fight twenty rounds next July before the club that will give them $25,000 or the largest purse that may be of fered above this sum, the winner to take 75 per cent and the loser 25. It was also agreed that the principals should meet in Baltimore to sign artf-l cles Thursday aext THE TANAMA CANAL TREATY. Republicans Will Make a United Effort to Secure Action Thereon. WASHINGTON, D. C The republi can senators, will make a united effort to secure action on the Panama canal treaty and the Cuban reciprocity treaty as speedily as possible. A meeting of the republican steering committee of the senate was held after adjournment Thursday and this course was decided on. The situation was discussed at some length and the conclusion reached that business might be greatly facilitated by keep ing as many senators as possible in the city and in their seats, and the in dividual members of the steering com mittee agreed to devote their energies to this end. No one in the committee had any definite information as to the time that may bo consumed in debating'the treaties, but it was stated as a rumor that Senator Morgan had said that as there were a number of new members of the senate he would feel it incum bent on himself to go over the ground quite completely and even to review much that he has already said. The evident purpose of the republi cans is to avoid. If possible, calls on account of the absence of a quorum and to keep the senate running a? steadily as possible. Emperor on the Bible Lcre. BERLIN. Emperor William has presented all the chaplains of the German navy, both Catholic and Pro testants, with copies of his letter to Admiral Hollman, counsellor of the German oriental society, on the sub ject of the Babylonians. It is officially announced that Em peror William's famous letter on the bible controversy was composed and written by himself alone. Several statements to the contrary have been published, hence the present precise notifications that from the first to the last word, it was written by the em peror's own hand without outside aid. In publishing the announcement the North German Gazette says: , "The letter indeed bears in every sentence the impress of the empror's own personality." ACCUSES CONSUL OF NEGLECT. Did Not Help Shipwrecked Americans in Bermuda. WASHINGTON, D. C Complaint has been made to the state depart ment of the conduct of the United States Consul W. Maxwell Greene at Hamilton, Bermuda, in connection with the casting away of the steamer Madiana. It is alleged that the consul showed absolute indifference toward the shipwrecked passengers and took no part in their rescue. The local pa pers in Bermuda commented on this matter and the papers have been sent to the state department, which will institute a prompt investigation of tho consul's conduct. Mr. Greene was appointed to hi? post from Rhode Island in 1898. Western Lumbermen Cut Lcose. WASHINGTON, D. C The West ern Retail Lumber Dealers' associa tion withdrew from affiliation with the National Association of Lumber Deal ers. The Western Retailers announced their relations with the wholesalers would continue to be friendly, but the retailers were unable to live up to the agreement signed at Boston in 1892. It was pointed out that courts in the west have decided that such an agree ment is in restraint of trade and there fore unlawful. Soldiers Will Return Home. MANILA The United States trans port Thomas will sail for home Thurs day, taking two batteries and four companies of the artillery, the first long-service troops returning. Sixty of the artillerymen expressed their de sire to remain in the island. Seven hundred men out of five cavalrv and infantry regiments ordered home havo applied for transfers to commands re maining here, but General Davis is un able to comply with their requests, as the authorized strength of the regi ments which remain here is already exceeded. John Reese for Receiver. WASHINGTON The president on Monday sent the following nomina tions to the senate: . George C. Holt. United States dis trict judge. Southern district of New York; John Reese, receiver of public moneys at Broken Bow, Neb.; John F. Vivian, surveyor general of Colo rado. Idaho Irrigation Project. TOCOMA, Wash. Contracts have been let for damming the Snake river at Idaho, at a point twenty-five miles above the Shoshone Falls and building sixty-five miles of canal on the south side of the river, and twenty-four miles on the north side, not including laterals, which will reclaim 340,000 acres of land under the new govern ment Irrigation law. The dam is to cost $400,000 or more, , and the canal $2,500,000. Beet Sugar Bounty Bill. BOISE. Idaho The senate Wednes day by a vote of 13 to 8 passed the house beet sugar bounty bill. The bill providees a bounty of 1 cent a pound for all beet sugar manufactured in the state of Idaho during the year 1903. and one-half cent per pound for sugar manufactured In 1904. All su gar on which a bounty is paid must tw nnt tin In nrtvinal iMIraaa .ml I stamped under state supervision. NEBRASKA IN BRIEF. At a hog; sale by James A. Gray, a Daroc Jersey breeder, near Suttoa. his eatira herd averaged $80 per head. A county board of health has beea organized at Beatrice ia eosspliaace with the request of the secretary of the state board. The jury in the case of the stats agaiast HIgmy, at Fullertoa. charged with horse stealing, brought la a ver dict of guilty. The jury was oat thirty-six hours. Popcorn is one of the prlacipal pro ducts of certain sections of Valley county. The crop is so profitable that next season a much larger acreage than usual will be planted. Bill Blowers, a local tough of Be atrice, who was recently sentenced to one year in the penitentiary by Judge Letton for horse stealing, was takes to Lincoln to' serve his time. . Fire completely.destrayed the Louis ville fiour mill, entailing a loss oa the building, machinery, grain and flour of nearly $15,000. part of which only is covered by Insurance. Olef Johnson, a farmer of Malmo. was in Plattsmouth searching for his eldest son, Carl, who disappeared from his home about a year ago. He supposed the boy had come to Platts mouth and was working In the B. & M. shops, but he was unable to And him there. Nlms City Is the same of a new town which has been started oa the farm of Frank Nlms, about twelve miles southwest of Humboldt, and the inhabitants already claim a general store, a pool and billiard hall, a bar ber shop and other business houses in prospect. A novel and interesting entertain ment in the form of a war dance waa given by Otoe tribe No. 16, Improved Order of Red Men, at Beatrice, fifteen chiefs in full war costume taking part. The affair was closed by the serving of an oyster supper to the lodge mem bers and their friends. County Register H. A. Schneider fur nishes the following mortgage record of Cass county for February: Farm mortgaged filed amounting to $89,923; released, $44,143; city mortgages filed, $4,168; released, $5,732. Form mort gages show an increase of $45,000 over the same month last year. Some gentlemen from the east are in Tecumseh looking over the ground with a view of establishing a steam laundry here. The concern will be op erated on a large scale and work will be solicited from all the nearby towns. Ten or twelve people will find em ployment in its operation. James Davis, the Winnebago Indian who has been confined in the county jail at Dakota City for about six wee!:s past, charged with killing Little Jim. another Winnebago Indian, the as sault being committed near the south east boundary of Dakota county, has been convicted of murder in the sec ond degree. Announcement has been made that the proposition to vote bonds for a new high school building in Hastings will be submitted to the voters at the next election. The subject has been under discussion by the citizens for some time as a result of the con gested condition of the schools. Following is the mortgage report for Gage county for the month of February: Number of farm mortgages filed, 56; amount, $119,137; number of farm mortgages released, 57; amount, $82,418; number of city mort gages filed, 22; amount, $14,175; num ber of city mortgages released, 19; amount, $9,168. State Treasurer Mortensen has fil ed with the auditor his report of the state treasury. The report shows that the state has a total in the general fund of $35,400.36. A the beginning of the month the amount of this fund was $60,906.36 and in the interim $136,575.28 has been paid into the treasury on account of this fund. Many of the farmers in York coun ty are objecting to the posting of names and addresses of farmers who get their mail on rural free delivery routes. They do not want their mail boxes filled with circulars md adver tising matter. The postoffice depart ment has heretofore refused to give the names and addresses of patrons. The annual report of the state bank ing board, showing the condition of the building and loan associations, which was compiled six months ago, has just been received by the board from the printers and is being mailed out over the state. The report cov ers the business done by the various building and loan associations for the year ending June 1, 1902. It shows that the building and loan associations over the state are in a very healthy condition. St. Patrick's Catholic church of Mc Cook was entirely consumed by fire. The fire was caused by a defective flue, and broke out while high mass was in progress. No one was injured. Loss on building, $3,500; insurance, $1,800. C. R. Watson, deputy labor com missioner during the last two years, has turned over his office to Bert Bush of Omaha, recently appointed by Gov ernor Mickey. Mr. Watson has not yet decided what he will do, but foe the present will remain in Omaha. Preaching to Cannibals, It would seem that the cannibals of New Guinea do not apparently object to long sermons. For instance, James Chalmers writes: "My two native helpers, Aruako and Aruadaera. preached in the huge temple to a crowd of savages, real cannibals. They listened well. Soon after sunset it began, and when I sought sleep It was still going on. When I awoke, and the sun bad preceded me, they were still talking and listening. I said: 'Have you been at it all night?' 'Yes: but I must not stop.' titt3SS3SS in SMKta. CotaOms State HMul AT Real SMUT DRAFTS UN Ofcap, New Vert. i Ifrff Boott Unto, I o o ? o o o o o MMTvn. viea-i 1. winiw. esaMiea. o suuiv u mww. a aserr wht. 3o$ooo4ooooo4oo o o Columbus JournaJ, A Wcddf Republican Newspaper Devotoi to the If. . -- -S Y Btm UMKStSm Of t I Columbus, THE-. County Platte, Use SsHt of -Nebraska.- THE United States, n Unit of Measure Us is with $1.50 per Year, If ia Advance. nj ,:j la ay DeMara Sample Copies Sent Tree to any Address. HENRY GASS. 1 UNDERTAKER. Metallic I UiBBlsUqr GolumtMsa IVeb ee A llWeee Columbus Journal. Cs prepares) rVrnish Any tfifaag Required of a CLUBS WITH THE OF THE COUNTRY. rayv laterest on Tuns 9 Dsttflalsa . 2 wtmtwjmmi toljj 9 aVVasewVitsW vasvaSaasaeaFe PMarS if I J JffKtyi o o ? o o e $ s i ?wU.3! k m-M j!mf- -?, '4&?: . - 3 riiffj- -, . K, r&HT ji.