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THE O fAlIA DAITjY BJSEt MONDAY. APRLL 20. 1S05.
REALMS OF THE JIAIIATJIAS BhaJow Pictures of tha Mjaterious Foun tains of Thcosophy , A ROW IN THE AMERICAN SECT ON III * Origin , I'rjre4 unil rrelcn lon of the DUclplcR of Knot , Morya A Co- Mlrnclm ntitl .MrMnitu from the Uencrt of ( ) ol > l. The annual convention of the American Jectlon of tlie TheoJophlcal society Is In session In Boston thU week. One of the prlnclpal.lt not tt.o chief , questions for consideration Is whether William Q. Judge Is a genuine or t bogus Interpreter of mahatma messages. Since the passing of Mme. Blavatsky Mr. Judge has assumed the role of chief receiver of divine communications and asterts that none nro genuine unless barlns li ! trade mark. Some doubting members refuse to believe that Judge has attained that lofty perfectibility which 11 Is Raid Is absolutely essential to Intercommunion with the Ma hatma , the Illutlve musters discovered by W Blavatsky In the remote regions of India. Thcso theosophlcal Thomases Insinuate that Judge Is a pretender whose claims will not bear scrutiny. Representative members of the American branch In New York and Brooklyn will have nothing moro to do with Judge , and If the charges made against him In London last year arc- not sustained , they threaten to secede from the European and Asiatic division' , and work out their salva tion on the American plan. On the other hand , Mr. Judge asscrtH ho will cut loose from the doubter * unless the charges arc ? dis missed. Thfc deliberations of the meeting will therefore be of vital Interest to theoplm In general , and the public at large will watch with painful eagerness the development of discord In the r.inks of the godly. Last November the Westminster Gazette of London published a tcrlcs of articles con cerning the Inner workings of the Theosopbl- cal society , Its origin , practices and preten sions. These articles wcru written by n pcreori familiar with the subject treated , were copied extensively , and have not been substantially denied by the parties concerned' or by revelation from n mahatma. A fcum- mary of the facts adduced is Interesting In connection with the promised secession In Boston. WHEREABOUTS OF THE MAHATMAS. The creed professed by Thcosophlsts Is of little Interest to the general reader. The credit of modernizing It belongs to Mme. Blavatsky. She claimed to have Imbibed occult science as a disciple of one of the prin cipal mahatmas. There- are two mahatmas known to theosophy Mahatma Morya and Mnhalma Koot Hoomi Lai Sing. They lived during Blavatsky In the recesses of the Him alayas , but later on , as explorers penetrated that region , the mahatmas lied before the blight of approaching civilization , and at last accounts were snugly domiciled In a mys terious oasis of the Desert of Gobi. Here they are supposed to be free to pursue their meditations , perform miracles , and transmit revelations to tte Initiated. Mme. Blavatsky was a pupil of Koot , but since her death Moryn seems to have taken the lead. Koot Inspired the formation of the New York branch , with Mine. Bla vatsky , Colonel Olcott and Mr. Judge as a trinity or shining lights. Through the medium ot ( he madame a few miracles of astral transportation were effected , but the distance to bs traversed seemed to diminish their force. Accordingly In 1S7S the head quarters were removed to India so as to be within reach ot the fountains of Inspiration. As might l > e supposed the madame performed wonders while within the holy circle of Koot. Friends , disciples and laymen thronged her headquarters and witnessed astonishing freaks. Epistles were numerous , showers of roses fell from the celling. Invisible bells chimed , and other tricks were played which confirmed the neophltes and converted the doubters. In 1SS4 the madame appeared In London ac companied by a Brahmin named Mohlnl J. Chatterjl , a youth with a fascinating smile and a dislike for handshaking. The pair astonished London and made converts rapidly. One of these , a Mr. Hodgson , became so en thusiastic thai ho hurried off to India to embrace Kcot and all his belongings , A REVELATION. Just at this critical period a quarrel arose between Mine. Blavatsky and Mme. Coulomb , manager of the Adyar branch. So when Hodgson arrived at the borders of the Desert cf Gobi Mme. Coulomb put him through a course of sprouts. She chaperoned htm through the headquarters , where suet wonders were performed by Blavatsky. He was shown thu mechanism by which roses fell from the celling , how astral bodies were R. precipitated , the trick panels In the wall In fact all cf the paraphernalia of a first-class Indian juggler. The publication of Hcdgson's exposure caused the madame to travel for her health. . Chatterjl returned home with his sacred hands. Olcott and Judge remained faithful Frcm that time on until the death of Mine , Blavatsky In 1S91 the Mahatmas remained In seclusion and the oasis In the Desert of Gob became as silent as a graveyard. Mean while Mrs. Annie Besant became a promlnen theosophlst and was looked upon as the right ful successor of the departed madame. She looked after the London end , Mr. Judge managed the New York branch , while Colone Olcott clung to India. THE MYSTIC SEAL. Ere the mourning period had passed Mrs Besant startled the occult world by announc Ing In a speech , In London , August 30 , 1891. that she had received a message from the Mahatmas In the same handwriting as those received by Mme. Blavatsky. Then arose the question. If the , madame wrote the messages precipitated "through her , who wrote the pres3nt messages ? The Westminster Gazette asserts that William Judge was the Jlm-the-Penman of the awakened mahatmas Prior to Mrs. Besant's announcement Mr Judge was In London and communed with Mrs. Besant with a view to restoring com munlcatlon with the mahatmas. To accom pllsh this Judge proposed to Kirs , Besant to write a question on paper , enclose It In an envelope and place It In a cabinet In the apartments occupied by Mme. Blavatsky In London. This was done. Judge wrote the question , closed the envelope and placed It In the cabinet. He remained In the room. Mrs Bccant did not. After a proper Interval IK opened the envelope and soon was able to ex hlblt to his delighted colleagues the words "Yes , and hcpe. " distinctly written lit rec chalk at the foot of the question. This message bore a peculiar seal , a cryptograpl M , which was regarded as the mystic sea ot Mahatma Morya. This and other mes snges wcro exhibited to the inner circles o the society , with the result of concentrating power In the hands of Judge and Mrs. Besant The mystic seal added great Importance lo the messages "precipitated" through Judgi m It apparently established his position a the medium through whom the voices of th. oasis In the Desert of Gobi were flashed upon a waiting world. But thereby hangs a tale Colonel Olcott , who lingered In India , heard ot the divine revelations and hurried tt London , hoping to get In on the groum floor. Ho saw the cryptograph seal am uttered a few low expletives. He recognlze < It , not as the mystic seal of the Mahatm.i Morya , but the seal of a ring he had en graved In Madras and presented to Mine Blavatsky. It was among the madame' Jewels and mysteriously disappeared short ) : after her death. Olcott reminded Judge o" v the missing seal and Inquired If he knew It whereabouts. Judge answered In the negu tlve. PRECIPITATING MESSAGES. Mr. Judge- worked the seal racket wit great energy and dashed off Mahatma mes Rages with neatness and dispatch. Severa doubters received revelations Informing them that "Judge leads right. Follow him an stick. " Meanwhile Colonel Olcott was no Idle. He did not take to Judge's pretension as a preclpltator of Mahatma messages. I will be recalled that Mr. Judge tarried Ii Omaha on a Sunday two years ago. Hewa on his way to California. From that poln Colonel Olcott received what purported to b Mahatma message Informing him that Judg- was not a forger and that the genuine sea wa * safe. The colonel soon learned tha Judge was In California at the time th message was written. The controversy between Colonel Olcott an YI President Judge grew flagrant , and sue ark Insinuations of hocus-pocus were flung bout within the society that a formal Inquiry tcmed Inevitable. In December , 1893 , Mrs. Besant went to India. There nho seems to ave changed her mind about the value of he new evidence , through Judge , ot Mabatma < or > a's actual exjstence. She even c mo to lellvo that HIP alleged messages had been vrltten by Mr , Judge's own hand. A split bo- ween the Oriental and Occidental sections of tic tccltty was Imminent , She offered to turn irosccutor herself , and thereupon all the ocumcntt In the case were put Into her hindi or tha purpose ot drawing up her charges gainst Judge. In February , 1S94 , Colonel llcott wrote from Agra to Mr. Judge as fol- OWSi i TRIAL OF TUB CHARGES. "I place before you tlie following options : " 1. To retire from all offices held by you n the Theosophlcal society , and leave mete nakc a merely general public explanation ; or , " 2. To have a judlcal committee convened nd make public the whole ol the proceedings n detail , "In either alternative , you will observe , a mbllc explanation Is found necessary ; In the me case general , In tlip other to be full and ioverlng oil the details. " While the Inquiry waa In progress , In ac cordance with the second condition , Mrs. U-sant retracted what she said In her speech n 18il ! and made this explanation : "I do nat charge , and have not charged , ilr. Judge with forging In the ordinary sense f the term , but with giving misleading form o messages received psychically from the daster In various ways. Personally 1 hold hat this method Is Illegitimate. I believe .hat Mr. Judge wrote with his own hand , consciously or automatically I do not know , n the script adopted as that ot the Mister , messages which he received from the Master , or from cliclas ; and I know that In my own case I believed that the messages he gave me In the well known script were messages llrectly precipitated or directly written by he Master. When I publicly said that I had received , after H. P. Blavatsky's death , let- ers In the writing that H. P. Blavatsky had be.-n accused of forging , I referred to letters given me by Mr. Judge , and Is they were In ho well known script I never dreamt of challenging their source. I know now that hey were not written or precipitated by the Master , and that they were done by Mr. Judge ; but I also believe that the gist of hese messages was psychically received , and hat Mr. Judge's error lay In giving them to nc in a script written by himself and not saying so. Having been myeclf mistaken I n turn misled the public. " JUDGE EXPLAINS. Mr. Judge appeared before his accusers in lie role of Injured Innocence and explained ilmself as follows : "I repeat my denial of the said rumored charges of forging the said names and hand- vrltlngs of the Mahatmas , or of misusing he same. * I admit that I have re ceived and delivered messages from the Ma- latmas. * They were obtained through ne , but as to how they were obtained or iroduced , I cannot state. * My own nethods may disagree from the views of others. * I willingly say that which ' never denied , that I am a human being , nil of error , liable to mistake , not Intalllble , nit just the same as any other human being l..e to myself , or ot the class of human beings o which I belong. And I freely , fully , and sincerely forgive any one who may bo thought to have Injured or tried to Injure me. " The lofty forgiving spirit displayed by Mr. Judge convinced the Investigators , as is shown this verdict : "That this meeting accepts with pleasure he final adjustment arrived at by Annie iesant and William Q. Judge as a final st- Icnicnt of matters pending hitherto between horn as prosecutor and defendant , with a liope that It may be thus buried and for gotten ; and , "Resolved , That we will Join hands with them to further the cause of genuine brother- lood. In which we all believe. " But while the adjustment satisfied the nner few , ths outer multitude continued In a state of obnoxious rebellion , and the brcath- ngs of discord which threaten to assume the proportions of a row In Boston will not be stilled unless Koot or Morya emerge from the Desert ot Gobi and precipitate a genuine message of peace and good will. Mr. Judge replied to the accusations of the 3azette , here outlined , through the New York Sun. It Is an explanation and denial In part , and a defense of his claim ns the medium chosen by the Mahatmas to com municate with the worth. This Is reaffirmed In The Path , edited by Judge , wherein he asserts his right to Interpret all messages precipitated from the mysterious lamasery ot India. SPLIT AMONG Til 12 TIIUOSOIMIISTS American Section Declare * 1U Independence nnd Klecta .fudge I'tvaldcnt , BOSTON , ATprll 128. The convention o the American section of the Theosophlcal society , In session today , declared In favor of the complete autonomy of the section In this country and Canada and hereafter al branches of the society In America will be under one governing body. William Q Judge of New York was elected president for life , he being the oldest living member. Dr. I ) . J. Buck of Cincinnati presided , After reports of the president and secretary had been read and other routine business cleared up , the convention discussed the strained relations of the thcosophlsts In Europe , Asia and America. The Judge- Besant episode , which was started In Lon don In 1891 by remarks of Mrs. Besant , was Incidentally touched. The charges agalnsl the judge were not sustained. The convention agreed to declare Itself a separate body. The convention will con tinue , when a new constitution will joe adopted. At a meeting tonight Mr , Buck presided and delivered an address on "The Mind as the Theater of Human Evolution. " Other speak ers were Dr. Archibald Kelghtlln , London Dr. Allen Griffiths , San Francisco ; President elect Judge ; Mrs. A. G. Cleather , London and Claude F. Wright , New York. Schuyler Itrevlllm. SCHUYLER. Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Dan J. Burke , In the service of the B. & M. , Is In the city. W. N. Combs Is now driving a fine Norman draft horse recently brought from Omana. A. Pont , editor of the Howells Journal , and James Pallk of Howells are In the city. Dr. Stanlslav Moloch and wife of Prague , Neb. , are visiting Mrs. Moloch's parents , M , F. Bednar and wife. The managers of the young men's meeting } that have been held of late upon Sunday afternoons have arranged with a number o parties for addresses to lw made In future meetings. Each address will be groundec upon thoughts In line with the avocation ol the speaker and comprehend the relation of Christianity to his business. C. A. Morlan delivered the first of these addresses Sunday afternoon at Independent Order of Odd Fel lows' hall. Ills subject was : "The Relatlot of Christianity to the Man In Business. " Tccniim'h Women I'.ntrrtulo , TECUMSEH , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) A newly organized Woman's club , "Friends In Council , " entertained Its friends right roy ally at the home ot Mrs. J. L. Chamberlain Wednesday evening. The aim and object o the club Is stated to be the conduct of llfi In all Us relations to woman. The entertain mcnt of the evening was music , speaking am refreshments. The event was a very en Joyable one. Rev. T. D. Davis will preach tomorrow morning at tha Baptist cliurc'.i to the mem bers ot the Independent Order of OJd Fellows and Daughters of Rcbekah. A fishing party. Including Clmles Campbell George Scott , Bert Seaver and Sam Thurbei has gone over to Langdon , Mo. , In search o recreation , Or < J l'ori onil : Mention. ORD , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Mrs Percy Mount his returned from a severa months' visit to her old IIO.T.C In Illinois. The Christian church people expect a pas tor for their church soon , to remain through the summer. Miss Musa Perry , after a week's visit with her parents , returned to Omaha , where she Is attending school at Brownell Hall. William McMullen , who has been spending the winter with friends In the east , has re turned to Ord. He expects to farm thli summer. MUs Theobald Is here on a visit with hei sister , Mrs. J , W. Perry. Rev. C. II. Malmsn expects to be here soon to take up his work as pastor ot th Episcopal church. MONOP'S ' MIGHTY SQUEEZE Standard Company Dividing the Oil Market with tie Russian Barons. SECRET OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVANCE Taking Ailrnntngo of the Scarcity to Stamp Oat Competition Details ot the Trim Connplrncy to Snntnp the New IMpo Lines , Back of the unprecedented rise In oil prices luring the past week there have been mighty orces at work , the significance of which has leen very adroitly concealed , says the New' York Herald. Chief of these Is the completion of the deal * tween the Standard Oil company and the lusslan companies for the division of the vorld's territory , which recently went Into ffect. Negotiations were begun a year ago , ao related In the Herald , but the Standard could not carry out Its part of the contract , which called for the annihilation ot all com peting Interests which would be liable to irovo n disturbing factor In Russia's chosen talf of the world. The Standard squandered millions of money n order to bring about the desired result. t put oil on the European market for less ban the cost of production , but the "Imle- icndents" didn't give In. They formed a sat- sfactory alliance with German refiners , and iave been able to hold their own ever t'lnce , although many predict that the Standard's atest coup will sooner or later wipe them out of existence. The Russians were angry , or affected to > e , at the Standard's Inability to crush com- letltors In this country , and the war of irlces between the two great powers was re- ipencd. The Russians undertook to furnish he markets of Great Britain and the western countries of Europe , which the Standard re garded as Its own chosen field , nnd In order o do this the Russians had to buy the better grades of oil from the Standard's competl- ors In America. The Standard , on the other land , put millions of cases Into the far east and found no difficulty In disposing of all It could ship , since It furnished a superior grade of oil. STANDARD AT WORK IN EARNEST. But negotiations were finally renewed and : he world was finally divided on the old basis , Russia waiving the demand that com petitors In America should bo disposed of. The Standard , however , Is understood to tiave given assurance that there would not long bo any trouble on that score , for the developments of the past week show that It will leave no stone unturned which will give It the absolute supremacy of this part of the world. A lot of Independent Pennsylvania Inter ests , headed by Senator Lewis Emory , ere banded together Into what Is known as the Producers' Oil company , limited , to fight the Standard. They formed a league with cer tain Independent refiners of OH City and Tltusvlllo , whereby they agree to remain In dependent of the Standard , regardless of any pressure that might be brought to bear. In connection with certain New York men who had formed the Columbia Oil company , an exporting concern , they organized the United States Pipe Line company In order to build to tidewater and place themselves on a par with the Standard so far as pro duction and transportation were concerned. The Herald has already related the tribu lations of Senator Emory and his associates In getting their line through as far as Wtl- kesbarre , and how they were turned away by all the railroad companies except the New York Central. They made a fifty-year contract with that company to ship their oil In tank cars to Constable Hook , and they also obtained the right to run a pipe line along the Central railroad from Wllkesbarro to Jersey City. For a long time the Independent- companies had all they could do to hold their own against the Standard without trying to raise capital to complete the pipe llns to Constable Hook. It required a great deal of missionary work with the German refiners before a satisfactory contract could be made with them which. 'Would give the Independent American oil men a steady market whlcl the Standard could not Interfere with. At length , a few months ago , they thought that they had such a deal , but It Is now a question whether they haven't clipped their heads Into a noose. It Is reported In oil cir cles that the Columbia Oil company con- tiacted to furnish several of the German re finers with a stipulated amount of crude oil per month not to exceed a certain price. When this contract was mode the price ol crude oil was. ' under $1 per barrel. But suppose the price of oil should go ur 100 per cent , would the Columbia Oil company be able to carry out Us agreement , assuming for a moment that It agreed to deliver at a rate not much above last year's price ? CONTRACTS FOR FUTURE DELIVERY. It Is a common thing In the oil trade to make contracts for the delivery of a specifier amount for several months ahead. The Standard does this , and It 1-J supposed thai the Columbia Oil company does. Now , on April 1 the visible supply of petroleum In Pennsylvania was the smallest for many years , there being less than 5,000,000 barrels The Standard had been selling both crude and refined oil for a year past at ruinous prices , and as this led to Its use for many miscellaneous purposes , the big stock thai had formerly been carried was nearly ex hausted. In view of recent events It would seem that the Standard let this occur with a wcl defined purpose. Be that as It may , It has quietly picked up considerable stock of the United States Pipe Line , and It Is presumably In close touch with the company's buslnet'3 although It has failed thus far to obtain i controlling Interest. About the time that the Independent com panics made arrangements with the German refiners the Standard began naming the" mar ket price which It would pay for crude oil a the wells. The first several advances were met with loud complaints from the refiner ! for the price of refined oil was kept down abroad , and It was the foreign markets tha the Independent refiners chiefly depended on If the price of crude advanced much more and rellned oil was held down , something would have to break. When things got to a point where the refiners could not afford ti pay for the crude product the producer : would presumably have to turn their outpu over to the Standard or shut down. Tin latter , of course , disavowed any Intention o Injuring its weaker neighbors , but the result speak for themselves. At length an understanding was reachec with the Russian companies whereby th latter were to withdraw from western Eu rope and leave the Standard to put up price to any flguro that It saw fit , and make up for all the losses which It sustained durlni the recent war of prices between the tw great powers. This settlement found a scarify of oil on the other sldo as well as In thl country. Nearly all the oil on hand was In the tanks of the Standard's agents. As the Independent dealers looked orouni and saw the price leap upward they fount no one to turn to except the Standard's agents , for the Russians had quietly with drawn. During the past week they cablet to the Independent shipping firms on this side and the latter applied u > Iho Standard They kept raising their bids , but the Stand ard would evade them by Informing them that just at present they have all they cat do to supply their regular trade. From this these foreign shlppera concluded tha the Standard , for some reason best known to Itself , was desirous of keeping contra of every berrelful that It could lay Its hards on. WHAT CAUSED THE BULGE. The Standard Is reported to have con trccts of Its own to fill two months to come and because of the scarcity It Is prylni double the price for some of It. This I : believed by muny to account for the re marknblc rlso in Pipe Line certificates , and the advance of posteS market prices up ward. But Isn't It quite possible that the trus officials thought ! the United States Plp < Line Interests have contracted to dellvei 1,000,000 barrels somewhere around $1 a barrel , and In order to carry out their contract they must have It , whatever the price ? In otter words , that the Indo , when they were ready , at reasonable prices To have to pay $1 a barrel more for 300,000 or 400,000 barrels would not be a drop In the bucket for the Standard , but for a pendent refiners had sold what they dldn' have , counting upon tbelr ability to get I company that 1ms existed by nsscismonts nstcnd of dividends It might prove a erloua blow. lu That the Standard de Jre tthe : United States Ine to fall Into come such trap as this ecms likely , for the latter Is understood d have finally obtained the necessary cap- tal to complete Its pipe line to the sea- loard , and the work i } well under way be- ween Wllkesbarro and Easton. Many of ho pipes are on the ground and they are limply waiting for the frost to disappear. The chance of pushing the new line hrough to tidewater are very favorable , and all that Is to bo feared Is complication at some railroad crossing- other. Oil can bo ilpcd for 6 cents a barrel , , whereas it costs > otwoen10 and BO cents for.transportatlon by all. It Is manifestly tnr-fho Standard's In- crest that the new plpyitno should not be completed or that something should happen 'hat would cripple the miller concern. The Standard has bcenl able to Influence every other railroad that 'the ' United States pipe line has approached previous to the New Fcrscy Central. There Is come talk among oil men that this company may In some Mysterious way render It Impossible for the now pipe line to reach tidewater , notwith standing the Ironclad contract which gives ho pipe line the right of way along Its. roadbed. It Is believed that the next Interesting lovclopment , so far as the Independent oil companies are concerned , will be In connec tion with the New Jersey Central. No doubt strong Influence will bo brought to bear to get around the contract by some technicality and It would be unusual If the existing har- nony In the board remains uninterrupted. NEGOTIATED IN PARIS. The great deal between the Standard and the Russian companies for dividing the ter- rltoy of the entire world was begun last April In Paris under the auspices of the Russian ministry of France. The Standard -.ad originally confined Itself mostly to wes- .crn Europe , but finally It began to encroach upon Asia nnd other far eastern countries which the Russians hod formerly enjoyed the exclusive control of. The latter retaliated by crossing over Into England and threatened to flood the United States with the products of Its "gushers. " 'ts oil , to be sure , was Inferior to that of Pennsylvania , but still It could be used for nany purposes , and poor people would readily take It If they could get It much cheaper. A fierce conflict was carried on for some nonths , until finally It occurred to both of .hem at once that they had had enough of t , nnd negotiations were opened for a di vision of territory. The Standard was to lave the exclusive trade of Great Britain , Prance , Spain and Portugal and most of Italy and Germany , together with other Mediterranean countries , but It was to with draw entirely from Asia and other eastern countries. The Standard , of course , was to be unmo lested In the United States. But , as above mentioned , the Russians Insisted upon the In- lependent Interest In the United States being crushed , so that they could not Interfere with Russian territory , and the agreement was hold In abeyance for sixty days for this pur pose. pose.Tho The Standard tried to buy up the Columbia and United States companies by offering high prices to stockholders , but It obtained less than a majority , and the other stockholders put their stock In trust and Issued certificates against It , so that It was Impossible for an outsider to acquire control. Then the Stand ard resorted to ruinous prices abroad , which seemed to produce no better results. Hence , after long waiting , the American and Russian oil kings decided to form the alliance , and leave to the future the crushing out of opposi tion. tion.Tho The alliance , of course , will mean a vast Increase in the revenue of both Interests through the advance lit. prices. The records of the custom house show that the Standard exports more pctrolcum-anmially than Is con sumed at home. _ , t , KEltlCAitK.l H IX CJLlFUltXJA. LOS ANGELES , Ca ) . , 'April 23. ( Special Correspondence. ) A 12-year-old tramp boy giving his nime as Pearl Foote and his homo as Superior , Nob. , the county seat of Nuckolls county , arrived In San Bernardino a few days ago , riding from Nebraska In box cars and on brake bcdms. He said he was searching for his. auut , Mrs. I. C. E. Cable of Nebraska , who he Bays he thinks came to that place about n month ago , as she sent that addressee , hls homo folks. He said ho had been twenty- days on the trip , und during that time ho had but one -meal a day and had only been asleep once during the trip. The boy waa a bright eyed lad , but MB appearance suggested that his state ment about his hardships might bo true. R. J. Stewart of Bratton , Neb. , who was a recent visitor to Chlno , the beet sugar town of the Oxnard Bros. , writes that he expects to bring a carload of Nebraska people ple to that place by fall. John I. Roddick of Omaha has sold 351 acres of land In the northern portion of Orange county to the Nebraska and Califor nia Heal Estate company for $5,000. Dr. Johnson , late superintendent ot the asylum at Hastings , Neb. , has been stopping for a sojourn In Pasadena. He states that he Is thinking seriously of locating in that place. J. B. Gray of Superior has been visiting relatives In Ontario. W. C. Huett , manager of the Merchants hotel of Omaha , has been visiting Pasadena and IB now quartered on Catalina Island. James M. Patterson and his daughter , Mrs. T. H. Pollock , of Plattsmouth , Neb. , are visiting James Patterson , Jr. , son ot Mr. Patterson , at Perrls. Judge H. J. Davis of Omaha Is visiting Santa Barbara. Contributions and subscriptions are still being raised for the Nebraska sufferers. Last week the Ancient Order of United Workmen ledge of Pasadena transmitted $20 to that state for the benefit of the people In the western part. A purse of Jl , made up In the office of the Times of Vlsalla , was sent to F. W. Conly. editor of the Callaway Tribune. The Fresno district of the Ep- worth league of the Methodist Episcopal church are now raising subscriptions to the same end. tn HHTO n I'lonlc Park. ASHLAND , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) In stead of building1 a dam to flood 500 acres for an artificial lake in connection with a pleasant picnic grounds , the promoters will utilize the slack water In Salt creek above the dam already existing. Local capital has been enlisted In the move , which contem plates the construction of picnic grounds at Jaspcrson's grove , six miles from town , with a fifty-foot boat to ply between the grove and the town. This boat will be here by Decoration day. A band Is being organized to furnish music for the park. Much local Interest Is taken In ths matter. A serious accident happened to W. E. Lud- wlg , a wheel man , wnen about one mile west of this city , coming from Lincoln today , he , In coasting down a steep hill , struck a bridge throwing him over the railing to the ground below with such violence as to dislocate his right shoulder and sprain his wrist , besides breaking his left thumb. The wheel was a complete wreck. Messrs. Arthur Pancostt , Harry Shedd , Martin Miller , Earnsst Wlggcnhorn , Berl Merredeth and Misses Veda Wilson , Ada Du Boise , Joe , Duty and Bells Mansfelde and Nellie Dean , returned- ; their studies al the State unlvrsltyjlnhi afternoon , after spending S'inday at homo ) with friends ant relatives. i Hitchcock County lioti a Hnln. TRENTON , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Yesterday afternoon the iijost refreshing rain since last July gladder/pd / .tills section of the country. To small grain ot all kinds this comes as a priceless boon. At the present writing the prospects for Jmoro rain are ex cellent. One of the first acts of our now village board was to Issue a cal | for a citizens' mect- luu to discuss the ordinance relating to the occupation tax , which-has-caused the village BO much trouble. The general opinion was that the only beneficial results thus far at tained have been the .furnishing of several attorneys with fat fees In the effort to en force It. A largo majority voted for the repeal of the ordinance. District court convenes here May 13. Equity cases only will be heard. llnptlz.-ct \VnierIoo. . WATERLOO , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) The Holy Baptists have been holding revival cervices here for the past month , with marked success , The following were baptised today and taken Into the church : Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carpenter , Mr. nnd Mrs. D. Chase , and Howard Skinner. Died from Apnp ezy. CLAY CENTER , Neb. . April 28. ( Special Telegram. ) Hon. M. S. Price , ono cf Clay county's oldest and most prominent citizens , died at his home last night from apoplexy. Jl'MURRlN'S ' ' HURT NOT FATAL FATALii Badly Wounded by Skow's Shot bat Has a Ohanco to Recover. IE ADMITI3 HE WENT TO STEAL FEED Wife niul Family Destitute mill the Utfa nil Kpllcptlo Sml Cane ol Ilcitltutton Uncovered by tlie AITnlr bkunr Ulvci UnlL BEATRICE , April 23. ( Special Telegram. ) William McMurrln , who was s'.iot last nlqht t > y J. J. Skew wlillo attempting to steal feed from the latler's fceil lots , rested pretty well today , and It Is thought this evening that he will recover If properly cared for. The doctors - tors took a largo number of shot out of his side this forenoon , but did not attempt to re move nny from his hand , and'It Ii believed that ho will have but little It any use of the liand. In a talk today with the chief of police the Injured man virtually admitted that the object of his visit to the yards was to pro cure feed for his tc.iui. ( to further states that ns ho climbed over the foncc Skew stuck the muzzle of the gun In Ms face and said : "Throw up your liands you . " Fearing the gun would be discharged , Mc Murrln grabbed the end of It and pushed It downward , and received the lead of No. 6 shot In his liands and body , one of the wads lodging In his navel and the other just below the point of the breast bone. On visiting the Injured man's home the officers found a most pitiful eight. The family comprises a wife and three children , the former being aliiost an Imbecile and sub ject to frequent epileptic fits , having no less than five during the night after hearing of the shooting. All that bad been supplied for the morning meal was a little tea , n loaf of bread and some "greens" the woman had picked from the commons the night before. Skew was taken from jail this forenoon and arraigned before Esqu're Enlow , who placed him under bonds of $ SOO to appear next Fri day for preliminary hearing on a charge of assault with Intent to Inflict great bodily Injury. 1KUH1ATION IN IIOYU COUNTY Will am Krnrvllle lint Miicnlllcent Plant Itrndy for Operation. DUTTE , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Wil liam Kcarvlllc now has his Irrigation plant In operation on the I'onca , four miles north of town , and will raise a crop this year whether It rains or not. The central relief committee has about closed up Its business In this county. On the whole noyd county has fared ex ceedingly well the past winter , and out farmer expressed the thoughts of several when he stated recently that a failure of crops was better for him than two years of good crops. A careful estimate of the value In money of goods , grain and cash con tributed by the state and private parties to people of this county will show that not less than $00,000 would cover It. A number of Stuart and Atkinson members of the Masonic fraternity enjoyed the hos pitality of the Dutto lodge Saturday last. The gun club had a "shoot" Sunday , but failed to make a score worthy of notice. Hutte has some crack shots , when they are In trim. Charles Adams , a boy living near Baker , this county , and under arrest for sneak thieving , was committed to the reform school at Kearney Saturday. District court does not convene here until June 3 , Judge Klnkald having reversed him self several times In a vain endeavor to set the date to suit all parties. There seems to be Just asmuch dissatisfaction over the latest change as thera was at llrst. A number of Woodmen visited Spencer Thursday and helped Initiate tome of Spen cer's citizens Into the mysteries of the order. York Ve torn in l.ntertuln. YORK. Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) An open meeting of the Grand Army of the Re public camp and the Woman's Relief corps was held In this city Friday evening , In the Anc'ent ' Order of United Workmen hall , the hall being packed. The delightful program which had been prepared was carried out. The Pembleton Drum corps opened the even- Ing's program , and their selection was very good. Following this was a song by three veterans , Messrs. Wlrt , Burton and Pemble ton , which was exceptionally fine and re ceived a hearty encore. The recitation by "Miss Bertha Shlpman , taps by Mark Pemblc- ton and another song by the veteran trio were very fine J. W. Pope then entertained those present with an address on his ex perience In West Virginia during the war. Mr. Pope made a good talk and during his Interesting narrative had tlip attention of those present. After this Rev. J. W. Stew art made a short talk , and N. M. Myrlck read a poem. The rest of the evening was pleasantly spent. About 2 p. m. yesterday afternoon II. Dar win Mcllrath and wife , who are making the trip around the world , arrived in this city and spent a ccuple of hours In resting up. At 4 p. in. they left for Grand Island. They were accompanied by Thomas Potter of Omaha and Mr. Warren of Lincoln. About ten of the boys of this place accompanied them as far as Aurora. Rov. Mr. Lofgrcn of Lincoln preached at this place today to a Swedish audience , his address being In that language. A good turnout was present. County Judge A. C. Montgomery was elected by the Grand Army of the Republic ledge of this place to deliver the memorial address at Gresham on May 3fr. Messrs. Klroy Davis and Frank Drake , two young men of this place , left yesterday for Burlington , la. , to attend the business college In that city. J. II. Bullock and family arrived from Polk county today , where they have been at tending the funeral of Horace Putman , who died of blood poisoning. Miss Mamie Gardner of Arkansas City , Kan. , who has for come time past been the gurst of Miss Cora Conaway , returned to her home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Smith , who have been visiting In York for some time , returned to their home In St. Joseph. The premium list of the twenty-third an nual fair of this county Is out. The dates set for the same are September 10 to 13 , In clusive. An Interesting suit has been pending In the justice court of J. W. Purinton for the past few days. Both of the contestants are of Bradshaw. Stubbs & Co. of that city mo suing E. W. Morrison on a promissory note which Morrison sold to them against an other party. In delivering the same to them Morrison wrote "with recourse" on the back of the note ; therefore the plaintiff makes him one of the defendants. Morrison claims that It was an error In his writing "with recourse , " na It was his Intention to write "without recourse. " He also alleges that Stubbs & Co. have never filed articles of partnership In this county , and that they are subject to the fine provided In such cases. Judge Purinton has taken the same under advisement. jllnrrled lit G'rplghton CREIOHTON , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Oliver Jacobs and Miss Annie JIajek , both of this place , were married at Brunswick last Sunday. The Melklejohn quartet , which has gained considerable notoriety during and since the last campaign Is preparing a high class concert to be given here next week. The Women's Relief corps gave a calico party Monday evening at the Grand Army of the Republic hall. Dancing was the feature. A female quartet was organized from the best talent In the city Wednesday and chrls tened the "Trllbys. " W. II. Irwin post No. 70 , Grand Army of the Republic , attended the Baptist church thlj morning In a body. The pastor , Rev. S. I ) . Badger , preached on General Grant. Rev. R. J. Mlllard delivered his favorite lecture on the "Antiquity of Man" to an ap preciative audience Wednesday evening at Nlobrara. The new law governing county division , making a majority vote sufficient to divide a county , Is causing considerable stir In Knox. Rloomfield and the eastern part of the county are making a strong fight for division , while Nlobrara , the present county seat , la trying to block the game by a county scat relocation scheme. At a meeting of the trustees and other members of the Congregational church last Thursday night It was shown that the c'mrch had raised over Jl.SOO for various purposes during the year , ending April 15. There are five other churches In the city. MAllIi VIGOROUS W.Ul ON UOPIIKltS llnlTnln County floj-i Kill tlm rritlferons Itodriit * Ity Hie Tlidtmnniln. KEARNICY , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) A year ago Iho board of county supervisors offered n bounty of 3 cents a head on gophers and set aside a fund for that purpose , The county clerk has now given notice that no more scalps will bo received , as the fund la entirely exhausted. For the first three weeks In this month there wura 3,300 scalps turned In , or nearly twice as many as last year , and qulto a number of men as well as buys have made quite a little money by catching the little pests. It Is quite likely that ( the board , when It moots In June , will make , ; another levy for that purpose. Buffalo county's apportionment of the state relict fund was JG.700 , and It lias now all been distributed. From present Indica tions thcro wilt be no need of relief from outsUe sources for Buffalo county this year. Gust Leo of Swcctwater was recently nd- judged Insane and taken to the asylum at Norfolk. The MUPO of his Insanity Is as cribed to the hard times ho has been ex periencing nnd the fear that he was not going to get a crop this year. AITalr * of Ilia XVci-lt ill I'xdrr. EXETER , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Miss Morna Davis of Stanbcrry , Mo. , who has been visiting with her sister , Miss Mcrtle Davis of this place , left Friday for Stromsburj ; . William Summers and wife were the guests of John McLcese and family last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dlmlck , Miss Llr.zle McNalr , Miss Berkley , Charles Reid and Palmer Rice went to Chester Friday. Rev. William Whltakor of Emerold , Neb. , was a guest of Rev. Nell Overman last week. Father Simeon was a passenger to Heart- well Tuesday , returning Thursday. Miss Pearl Rosoncrans Is visiting with .Mr ? . Jo Prcdmores and other friends at this place. Dr. D. G. Ramsdell and W. C. Wullbrandt were Lincoln visitors last wesk. Miss Stevenson , a returned missionary , will speak In the Methodist Episcopal church Monday evening. Mrs. W. Woodard left Friday for Boston Corners , N. Y. , to attend the settlement of the tstate of her parents , who died recently. The lecture by Rev. Charles McCurdy of Bethany nt the Christian church last week on "Domesticity , or Some Phunny Things , " was very good and was listened to by a fair sized audience. The Baptist Young People's union of this place will present the drama. "Our Folks , " at the opera house Tuesday evening , May 7. Prof. Simpson Ely of Falrfleld college will give the third lecture of the Christian En deavor course at the Chrustlan church Mon day evening , May C. Subject : "Fools and Foolery. " I > lilit Kuln lit AV.ilrrlnn. WATERLOO , Neb. , April 2S. ( Special. ) A light rain fell this morning , followed by a warm southeast wind. The company formed at Valley for the purpose of raising sugar beets are , hard nt work putting the soil In shape for seeding. There were eighteen teams employed In this work Saturday. They are plowing tlie soil very deep , using three-horse plows for this purpose , and started In paying $1.25 per acre , but finding It difficult to secure the necessary teams at this price , raised It to $1.GO. The company has becured A. P. Alk- land's 160-acrc farm northeast of Valley for this year , and If found to be a paying Invest ment will go Into It more extensively an other year. M. W. G. Whltmore Is ono of the leading spirits In this enterprise. E. S. Flor has decided to build a brick store on his lot south of the bank at Valley. John Hlvely has purchased a power pump and 100 feel of hose and intends Irrigating his ten-acre patch of onion sets. J. R. Watts has put out half an acre of berry bushes. Prospects for the coming season still re main bright , all small grain being up and showing a strong stand. Corn planted two weeks ago Is up _ and will be ready for cultl- vating In another week. This will give the farmers a good start of the weeds. The North Bend Bicycle club , en route for Omaha , passed through here at noon today. 1'lrrco I'liracrnphf. PIERCE , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) J. B. McDonald , Henry Mohr and Misses Grace Lee and Cornelia Enderly attended a ball for the " 400" at Norfolk Friday night. The marriage of Miss Nellie Oilman and Mark L. Bass took place at the Congrega tional church this evening. The reception and ball given by Mr. and Mrs , D. L. Upton Wednesday evening was one of the swellest social affairs of the season. About sixty Invited guests had a most en joyable time. Mrs. L. M. Jewett returned to her home In Wheaton , III. , Friday after a brief visit with friends and relatives In this city. The pupils of the public schools here will give nn entertainment on Monday evening , the proceeds to be used In purchasing an organ. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Morrison of Norfolk are visiting their son , J. P. Morrison. Miss Hattle Lewis of Lincoln arrived Wednesday evening and Is stopping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Powers. The village board met Thursday night and appointed G. W. Goff marshal and W. E. Llttell night watch. Venus Huebner returned from Hador on Monday and resumed his duties as clerk In Mohrman's store. Mrs. W. A. Spencer returned from Omaha Wednesday. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Aurora NunN'oto. . AURORA , April 28. ( Special. ) An Insur ance company was formed In Aurora last week , to be known as the Guaranty Fund Life association. It Is on the plan of the Bankers' Life of Des Molnes. The officers elected were : President , W. I. Farley : vice president , E. E. Mlghtll ; secretary , W. I' . Hclllngs ; treasurer , P. M. Green ; medical director. Dr. Brlckcr ; Judicial director , How ard M. Kellogg. A. G. Peterson , who , with his family , has been traveling nearly a year In the old coun try , arrived home last week. Thomas Todd of Elgin , 111. , Is here visit ing his daughter , Mrs. J , D. Ferguson , Jr. Tllden Strlckler of Lexington , Ky. , Is vis iting G. W. Curry , the recent owner of On line. J. II. Conlee. father of Mrs. E. W. Hurl- but , has gone to Beatrice tn visit a few weeks. Miss Addle Hlte of Shennndoah , la. , Is vis iting Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson. Mrs. General Bates , president of the board cf the Soldiers' home , presided at a meeting of the board In Grand Island Thursday. Herman Kirk , the evangelist from Fair mont , has been holding a week's revival at the Christian church. Wnflrtl from \Vllbor. WILBER. Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Mr. Herman Beal cf South Omaha and Miss Anna Vorsaka of Tobias were married here by County Judge Hendee. The system of water works put In at n coat of $17.000 Is Just completed. The par tial test already made was highly satisfac tory. The water supply Is Inexhaustible and of the purest quality. Good progress Is being made on the new- brick hotel being built by a stock company. It will have all modern Improvements and will be a fine chance for a good hotel man. as It will be practically the only hotel In the city. Frank Zlska , a prominent citizen of Crete , has been adjudged Insane , his trouble being haliicinations on the subject of Christian science. Two tennis courts are In full play every evening , and tome of the players are becom ing experts. Hon. Tcblas Castor has planted over COO fruit and forest trees on his residence grounds and firm this season. He will prob ably move back here In the fall , ( rep < In Good Cniiilltlnu. NEWCASTLE , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Crops In this section of the country arc In splendid condition , wheat measuring eight Inches high. T. J. Ryan , three miles north of town , Is putting In seventy-five acrefc of sorghum cane. Mr. Ryan has a cane mill that will turn out 500 gallons of ( orghum per day. Thrown from \Vneou nnd Killed. ELM CREEK. Neb. . April 28. ( Special Telegram. ) George Weaver , a young man about 21 years of age , while returning from church today was Instantly killed by being thrown trom a wagon. , . - . , , . , , _ . . . NEBRASKA'S ' NEW RAILROAD Engineering Corps of the Iowa , Lak ? Superior & Gulf in the Field , P CULIAR FEATURES OF THE COMPANY TrniiipurUitlou Ccrtlllrittes Will Uo ImuoJ In Order to Sccuro Tort of the to l.oititruct the T.lnc. FREMONT , April 28. ( Special Telegram. ) The board of directors of the Iowa , Lake Superior & Gulf Railroad company held a met ting hero Friday niul Saturday. They , adopted tulcs and by-laws and elected J. H. IMmlston of Columbus csslilcr. Jt AUS de cided to commence work on the turvoy Mon day. A coips of eight men haa been tin- ployed with Instructions to inn the llnei for this proposed road from a p.lr.t cm Iho south ern boundary of the- stale where the survey of the Gulf & Interstate road terminates , near Summerlleld , Kan. , north inrju li Vr- ! glnl.1 , the eastern part ot Gage , Lancaster and Saunders counties , to the Pintle river. It has not yet been decided where the propjsed line will cross Iho PUUe. Tim board reconsidered Us decision maklpR Yiinkton the northern terminus , and will decide later whether It will end there or at Sioux City. The board Intends to make some negotiations for securing the control ol the unfinished grade of the Norfolk & Yankton. If they cannot get possession of this on sat isfactory terms they will probably go to Sioux City. As teen as the survey across the state la completed plats showing the proposed line of road will be filed and propositions for the . donations of bonds submitted to the different towns and precincts through which the line passes. The constitution and by-laws of the com pany provide that for all bonds donated the company by any municipality , the munici pality shall receive an equal amount of the first mortgage bonds of the company. The amount of euch bonds Is limited to $10,000 pir mile of road. Among the by-laws adopted Is one provld- . Ing for the Issue of transportation certifi cates , the proceeds of the sale of which are to bo used in the construction of the road , and when the road Is constructed will be re ceived for one-half of the fares , freight bills or other charges duo the company from the holders. The by-laws also provide for the Issue of Income construction bonds not exceeding In amount $3,000 per mile of road , payable at any , time after five years , and due In twenty , years , with Interest at the rate of C per cent per annum , payable annually out of the In- conic ' of the company and receivable In pay ment for tickets , freight and other charges. The directors express themselves as being confident that work will be commenced on the road this year and that the many peculiar features of the company will make It a suc cess. MASS OF CONt'MCTlNO TKbTIUDNx AlIlilatltH Cnlnro Filed In \Vlcincliijo IniliHii CHHCP lit Lincoln. LINCOLN. April 28. ( Special. ) The vast bulk of allldavlts on file In the federal court reveal i two diametrically opposite stories con cerning , the trouble on the Wlnneb.igo Indian reservation. ' It Is expected that the decision , of < the court not to Interfere In the Im broglio agitating the people up In Tlmrston county may lead to further Interesting de velopments , nnd , possibly , worse. At the time of Judge Dundy'a decision It was an nounced around the court room that Agent W. II. Beck would continue evictions under , instruction from the department at Wash ington. Tenants who hold through leases ot the Flournov Live Stock and Real Estate company and others nro still expressing con- slderablo alarm. Leases to these Indian lands one of tho' federal courts seems to have held Invalid unless they have the consent and approval ot the ngcnt. On this pclnt Agent Hoclt is bas ing his present evictions. On the land are 233 tenants holding under the Klournoy , company. From papers filed in the case It appears that their leases Involve 53,000 acres of lands of the Wlnnctngos. Of this 37,000 acres are held by the Flournoy company nndl Its tcrants. Of the lultor nn.cum 10.00 ( ' acres ore fenced. The company cli ms that 25,000 . acres are In a high state i.f cultiva tion , provided with farm houses and clhcr buildings by the company at it oost it $ SO- 000. The company claims there 'jro less than 200 acres under cultivation whin it commenced business. Ornflnn ( Inn * I p. . GRAFTON , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) Dr. D. ' B. Perry , president of Doano college , Crete , held communion services this morning In the Congregational church. Miss McNIchoU , n former resident of this place. Is spending the month with Mlts Maude Combs. Since getting their appointment as state ) band to the Grand Army of the Republic , the Grafton band boys have gone zealously to work and will do the position credit. Dand/r master Camp ot Geneva will act as leaderj and Clinton Shlckley as drum major. About a dozen Genevans , headed by Dr. Cogswell , visited hero last night , nnd In company with an equal number from this place have gone on to a picnic on the Blue a tow miles north , Crop prospects are good. Winter wheat la a failure , but oats and grass are very for ward. Potatoes and gardens ore doing nicely , Tramp Killed lit < .rnod Islimd. GRAND ISLAND , April 28. ( Special.- ) , Two tramps were run down last night by ) switch engine No , 1,100. August Mundt , ono of them , had both legs cut off and died at G o'clock this morning , nnd Frank Godfrey , the other , lies at the Grand Island hotel con siderably bruised , but not fatally Injured , nnj no fears are entertained by ths surgeon that he will not recover. Both men wcro at tempting , to board the fast mall for Denver , to work In the potato fields sixty miles west of , that city. The switch engine was back ing a few box cars down the yard when It struck the men. Bath men came from Appleion , Wls. Mundt was 22 years- old today. Godfrey claims Mundt's mother la worth $45,000 or $50,000. Slio has been In formed by wire of the accident. No Inquest has yet been held. / ComTny nnd ihu uiiHi YORK , Neb. , April 28. ( Special. ) During the last session of the legislature ot the state of Nebraska Conaway , who represented this county , caused a great deal of favorable comment In this county by his action upon the oleomargarine bill. The Cudahy Manu facturing company has forwarded to Dn Conaway a bucket of oleo as a simple ot the way It Is being made at the present time. After a thorough examination of the same the doctor expressed himself that It was far supcr.or to that which waa formerly sent out , and seemed pleased to learn that In the future this grade ot oleo would be sold. CURES THE SERPENT'S STING. HEALS RUNNING SORES. MARfJIN No matterwhat , booklet ' ' n 'il on sprculnllon you maw TTR A FsINf * IIIVO | rollrt "Cl"l tor oura 1 H/YLJinu which Is NK\V und i I'LKTE. It dourly ex. and DF.PINKH ALLMAi f Jx' lm lM iriso und will tuacli you stnuuUilinr. AUHOUAUr & co.,222 Tradorn Bids. Chlcaaa