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among themselvM not to disclose any of
their procpdlr > * n They absolutely refused ,
one ami tall , to nay anything beyond that.
They loft nothing In the court room that
minlit give n y Information , for before an
nouncing thlt they had arrived at a verdict
they burned up every scrap of paper with
fthlch they had balloted or on which they
had kept ( ally , tt In certain that during Iho
greater t * > rtl6n of the deliberation * the )
Mood 10 to 2 , probably In favor of the de
fense ,
The tasc nan placed In the licnds of the
Jury at 4 f o'clock on the afternoon of last
1 Friday irer is'ncc that time , nlRht and day ,
tlio Jurors have bc < n kept In confinement In
Judge 1'owell'rt court room except for the
three tlmen a day vvhon they went to meala.
During thcao two da ) mil nlghln they were
akod HBveral times by Judso I'owcll whether
they had any communication they wished
lo niako to him , hut they anawored ncga-
tholy hi each cane
The following ni-e the Instructions ot Judge
Ponell In full
1 This In nn action brought hy thp state
of Ncltrnika. which U the pHlntlff ngnlnst
Josi'ph 8 Hartley IIH nt < tronsurer , in
print Ipil , nnd the other defendants above
named im purities on hU olllcliil bond , to
recover the Hum of $ .w'i,7'iO CU , vvlth Interest
then on nt 7 per rent per annum from Janu
ary 7 , 1S)7 ! ) , monejH belonglnff to the state
of Ncbrnika , which It Is nlltpcd IJurtley
received as state treasurer , and for which
lie ImH failed to account.
The defendants , by their answer , deny
that the defendant Hartley lm < > failed to
account for all moneys received , and deny
that l\\of \ \ nro liable on said bond In tiny
2. The burden of proof Is upon the state
to show by n preponderance of the cvldenco
the amount of funds belonging to the state
iccelved by Hartley between the 3d d ly of
January 1X93 , nnd the 7th day of January ,
1S')7 ) , both InclUKlve , and the amount. If tin ) ,
for which he has failed to ntrount
3 You are the solo Judges of the weight
of ovldi-nee and cmlllilllty of witnesses ,
and > ou are Instructed that the prepond-
f ranee of evidence Is not alone determined
by the number of wltmwtH testifying to n
pitllrulnr faut or state of facts. In de
termining upon which side the preponder
ance of evidence Is , you should lake Into
consideration the opportunities of the wit
nesses for sielng or knowing tic thing * con
cerning which they have testlllod : their ton-
duct and demeanor while testlfv Ing. their
Interest or link of Interrst , If any ha- been
nhovvn. In the result of the trlnl , the proba
bility or Improbability of the truth of their
statements , In view of till thu other evi
dence , facts and circumstances proved dur
ing the trial , and fiom all thess circum
stances determine upon whlc > i side Is the
weight or prepondcKinco of evidence.
4 Tnless the ntalp Ins shown tint the
dpfeiiilnnt Hartli-y , ha not fully accounted
for and pild over to his successor In olllce
nil inon js hulontlng to the atatp whlci
rnmn Into his hands from the hdiy \ of
Januni } IS'H to tin7th dij of January ,
IS'17 , both Inclusive > oui verdict should be
for lludc fohdatits , but If the at ti > his
shown bv i pri < pondciunce of the i-vldcnre
that lnrtlt ! > hris not so nccjuntcd , then
jour vcrrtlct should bo for the state und
agnlnst t"io defoiidant1 * or such of tiem as
you sh ill llnd llahli , for the amount shown
by thu cvldinee lo Invo boon received b >
him during such period and not accounted
for with 7 pi r cent Interest thereon from
Jantmrj 7 , 1M7 , to February 7 , 161K
Ti You .110 Instructed tial under the plead
ings , the law of this st He and the evidence
the bond sued on 111 this action Is a
xullil and subsisting Instrument und In cise
3 on find from tin evidence under the so In
structions ! that the defendant Dirtlov rp-
iclved , as state treasurer , between the "d
daj of Janu iry , IMJj , and January 7 , 1W
boti Inclusive , money and funds of thu
state of Nebnska for which he has fulled
to account then tl.e plaintiff Is entitled to
.1 veullct foi Bur-li amount agilnst all the
defendants , except M iry Pltrgerald , and Is
entitled to a verdltt against her al ° o unless
you shall further llnrl under tie evidence
nnd tliPVt- Instructions that sne was Insino
nt the time she signed said bond and that
she Ins not since ritlflfJ the same
0 1 ou are Instructed tint the defendant
Joseph S Hartley as state treasurer had
no light or niithtirlt ) to transfer to the
Omuli i National bank , or to any other pei-
son , the titleto -the warrant for J1S0.101 73
ricelvid In evidence In this c&se , nor had he
the right to p'i > life rime to said bank or
to nny other person out of the money of the
f tate'of Nebr.'islrf Ills solp duty In the
pn mlses was to fike tho'nioney out of the
Rcneial fund and tuin the."same Into the
Hlnltl i | ' fund , credit one fund with tie
amount nnd cbarpe the other fund with a
like amount , nnd If jou find from the evl-
dincj that ho failed to perform his duty In
this regard nnd paid the amount thereof to
n pnity not entitled to receive the same ,
then he nnd his bondsmen would be e liaise-
nblo In this action for such an amount , If
nny as you llnd fiom the evidence the state
\vas diimsed thereby.
7 If > on find from the evidence that Hart
ley at the close of bis fitst term as st ita
tieisurrr ending- the close L ( the second
lav of Jinuarv. 1S91 held certificates of de-
jr lt nnd cheeks evidencing the deposit for
safekeeping1 of st ite Cunds In'binKs other
than depository bulks ; and If you further
llnd fiom the evidemo. that at the close of
Ills llrst term he tinned such certificates
nnd chocks over to himself as hlh own atic-
ceu'or and that he has as uch successor
nccepteil the samp as a. payment to hlm-
helf ( to the amount of such ccitlllcates and
clKcksl of so much 'monoj ' and afterwxrd
Ircated them as such then and In that ease
Hirllpy as the Incoming treasurer , nnd his
1) ndsmeii , the other defendants hetcln , are-
chargeable on the bond sued on for the
nmount of ueh pijnient In like manner as
though ) the stamo had been made In coin or
leg n tenner currency.
8 The defendant JInry Fitzgerald claims
itlnit nt the tlmo she signed the bond In
controversy the was Insino nnd theiefore
1 not liable thereon On this point vou nro
Insttnctcil that to avail herself of this de
fense thn burden Is i pen iher to shr , \ : i -
llrmntlvely that at the tlmo'of signing the
nald bond and also of signing the waiver
or ron ent attached thereto he vvn Insane
fli'd unless iho has ro cst ihllshed ruch fael
isbn slands In the snine. position In respect tr.
liability on the bond an do the other defend-
tints an 1 > ou should so llnd
'i You are fuither Instructed that If you
Hi d tiom the ev Idencp'tliut Maiv ntzsorali :
wa i In ano at the time she signed slid bond
but ( hit she was not Itmne when she slgnei !
the wal\ei or consent attained thereto
itlu'ii she Is liable herein an though she h id
boon g.ino when she. signed the bond for the
letmon Hint If sine ' \hen she signed the
w ilvei or consent that would constitute n
latlflcatlan of hi r former slgnituro 10 the
10 Kor the purpcuo of this Inquiry. "ln-
panlty" rniy bo dellnwl ns a condition of
mind In 'vhleh the pel son Is wholly without
leiKon or understanding v\lth re pect to the
panlculir act the consequences of which
are sought to be avoided ; and If the defcnd-
nn Mir > ritzgerald lin shown jou by a
preponderance of the evidence that she uau
at the tlmo she signed the bond surd on and
( ilco nt the tlmo gho s'gned the consent or
vvuUcr attached ithereto. wholl ) without
icasan or undi rstandlng with lespect to the
iKvthio and consrqueneos of .such net or
nets , she was Insnno and cannot be held lln-
blo In this action
11 If jou Hud the defendant Mary Fltz-
Rpr.ild v\as Imano nt the tlmo she signed
said bond , mil also nt the tlmo she signed
the waiver cr consent attached thereto , and
U > ou further find under the. evidence and
IhefD Instructions ignlnst the othei defend-
niitu , your verdict will be for the plaintiff
ami atruliiHt all the defend int-i , oxcupt
.Mnry Fitzgerald ; but unlesi you Und that
she ban atllrmatlvoly established iur de-
fi nsn of Insanity , as dellned In these In
structions , aha must bo Included Alth the
other defendants In whatever verdict you
ohall render.
If llnd for defendants
you - your ver
dict will bo a general ono for thn defend
mitt ) .
I. Upon re 11 ring for deliberation you will
delect ono of jour number ns foreman and
lie must sign the verdict agreed upon. >
If yon eliould agn-o upon a verdict when
court U not In session you may i.'iiclOHo u
In a sealed envelope and deliver It to jour
foreman , who IP charged with Hi Haft-keep
ing , unit all return with It Into court at Its
jiext sitting.
IJ ) ' the court.
CLINTON K POWnM , . Judge.
h in n 11 Fire.
A one-story frnmu building at the Junction
of Sherman avenue and'tho MUsouil rlvei
liiirned down fdiortly after midnight. The
liulldlngns used us n eileen nnd nourished
< is a lesort before the ferry atHint point
vvart abandoned. Itivvad bi-joml the icuch of
Tire protection nnd burneii to the. ground
with Its contents. Thlu Is the second tire
\03a \ nt thu s.uue locution , us the building
\\i\a partially do trojcd about a jour ago.
The name of the owner has not been
Itostore full , regular action
of the bonds , do nut Irri Pills
tate or Inflame , but Icavo
II Ilio ( lellcato illsnlltB ur-
eanlini In p rf < ct condition. Trr U em. i ) cent *
Co , ,
Present Session of Oongrein Braaka the
Record for Progress.
Indication * : \OTV Point (11 ( nti Kurly
Adjoiirninriit trltli Jliivvnllnn
Anncxnlloii Left Sut-
l > e illicit ,
WASHINOTON , Fob. 27. The house load
ers have been straining all their energies to
expedite the appropriation bills , with a view
to an early adjournment , and they are suc
ceeding beyond their moat eangulno expecta
tions Not In a quarter of a century have
the appropriation bills been so far advanced
In the long Pesalon as they are at this time ,
Only three of the , , regular bills remain In
committee. The others have gone through
one or twajgUgcs , and one , the military
academy blll.jlH In the hauJs ot the presi
dent. The other nluo are as follows : The
petittloa bill has passed both houses and
the differences hive been agreed on In con
ference ; the 'legislative , executive and Ju
dicial , army , fortifications and the agrlcul-
cultural bills have passed both nousco and
the dlflercnces are ibelng adjusted In con
ferences , The senate amendments to the
consular and diplomatic bill have been
agreed to by the house committee ou
foreign affairs and only awaits confirma
tion of thin action ly the house before going
to the prcaldcnt. The Indian 9)111 passed
the tvnnto and the amendments placed
there are being considered by the house
committee. The District of Columbia bill ,
having passed the house , Is still In the
scnato committee , and the sundry civil bill
will probably pass tlw house tomorrow.
Of the thrco bills still unrcportcd to the
houeo hath the naval and postolllce await
contingent developments * before they can bu
completed. The naval bill Is practically
complete save for the provisions for dry
docKo and new ships. On ( both these prop
ositions the development of the next few
dajs are expected to control the action of
the committee. If the bonrd of Inquiry Into
the Ma I no disaster should render a findIng -
Ing which portends strained relations with
Spain the most liberal provisions will bo
made both for dry docks and ships. Jf the
dlsajter was not due to accidental causes
aboard ship It Is almost certain that two
new battleshlpj will too provided for , one
recommended iby the secretary of the navy
and ono to renlaco the Maine , and that nt
least ono now dry dock icconiuicnded will
bo provided for. If the Maine disaster Is
found to have been accidental It Is probable
no provision for the new ships will be made.
The completion of the postofllco bill de
pends on the action of the house on the
Loud bill on second class mall mattei ,
which Is to tc acted on this week.
The general deficiency Is alwajs the last
of the bills to bo reported , as It ahvajs in
cludes such deficiencies and other Items as
must bo provided for nt the CMO ! of every
session , After thla and the Immigration 1)111
are out of the way nothing remains to pro-
! eng the sibslon of congress save the an
nexation of Hawaii or war.
Thu leaders of both sides , looking ahead ,
eliminating both of these provision * as pos
sibilities , agree that the appropriation bills
should bo passed and congress . ready to
adjourn early In May. If fauch a contingency
ns war should arise it wouM 'bo ' necesjary
for congrtts to act both in the formal dec
laration of war and In furnishing wajs and
moms foi Its prosecution.
With regard to Ilavyallan annexation there
te no doubt'"that If the present treaty Is
abandoneU In the' senate no move for annex
ation by legislative enactment will bo pro
vided by the house. Doth opponents and
these In favor of annexation believe that
the senate should retain Jurisdiction. The
action by the- senate on a resolution of an
nexation would therefore precede any ac
tion liy the house and It Is this which gives
color to the impression in the house that
action In the senate can bo dclajed until
both houses have completed their other
work and that then an effort will bo made
to adjourn and leave the question sus
Speaker Heed makes no concealment of hli
personal opposition to annexation and prom
Incut republicans , like Cannon , Walker nnd
Johnson , are also outspoken Some of the
others , Ilko Chairman DIngloy , have made
no public declarations on the subject , but
arc believed to 'be In sjmpathy with the op
ponents of annexation.
A largo majority of the republicans , how
ever , are of course In favor of the adminis
tration's policy , manot tlnm cnthutfastlc-
ally so. Chairman Illtt of the foreign affairs
committee is placed among the auppoitcrs
of annexation , 'but ' it Is nrnbahlo thnf thrv
real biunt of the battle , If the contest Is
transferred to the house at this session ,
will ho 'borne ' by Mr. Grosvenor ( rep ,0) )
and Mr. Henderson ( rep. , la ) , both ot whom
aio cnthuylastlc In IU support.
All Indications point to a concerted plan
on the part of the antl-annexationls'n at
both cndj of the capital to hurry through
the approprlailon bills and adjourn before
action can be had on the Joint resolution
of the senate. This , It Is pointed out , would
bo thu easier way to defeat , or at least post-
pomaction. . If once the resolution got
Into the house the divisions of the repub
lican ranks would bo uncovered nnd the
leaders would be forced on opposite sides
Some of the republicans who are opposed
to the annexation do not care to bo forced
Into a position of public antagonism to the
administration If It can bo avoided. They
would , of course , prefer to 1,00 the question
postponed rather than have It brought to an
ISSUA In the house.
The democrats , with comparatively few
exceptions , are hostile to annexation ,
The program of the house for the coming
week Includes the completion of the aundiy
civil bill , which haa been under considera
tion since last Wednesday ; action on the
bill for the relief of the victims and aut-
vlvor.i of the Maine disaster ; the senate bill
authorising the enlistment of two addi
tional regiments of artillery , and the Loud
bill , relating to second-class mall matter
The latter bill has been made the special
order for Tuesday , Wednesday and Thura-
day A spirited contest la anticipated , but
Mr , Loud , the author of the bill and chair
man of the postofilco and postroads com
mittee. Is confident that It will pass , The
bill takes all complete books printed an In
serial form out of the second-class rate (1 (
cent per pound ) and places them In the
regular book rate class , which pays 8 cenln
per pound. It also prohibits tlo | transmis
sion of "sample copies" at pound ratoa. If
the bill should pass and ho executed according
to Its spirit Mr. Loud estimates that the
annual saving to the government cffesiod
by It during the next four years would an-
proxlmato SI2.000.000
Many publishers and newspapers are very
hoitllo to the measure , but thus far the opposition -
position has not becti so uctho as U was
during the lart congress
Tomorrow , under the rules , Is DKitrlct of
Columbia day , but Chairman Camion , In
charge of the sundry civil bill , will probably
Insist upon going ahead with his bill. He
lefused jeatorday to yield to Mr. lloutclln ,
who was extremely anxious to uocuro the Im
mediate passage of the bill for the relief of
the Maine victims. TUU latter measure will
doubtless bo called up ns noon as the appro
priation bill Is out of the way. but the bill
for two additional regiments of artlltety will
probably not be taken up until the special
order for the consideration of the Loud 6111
exhausts lUolf.
Deyond doubt the Corbctt case will bo de
elded ou .Monday , and after It * decision the
bill relating to the right of way of railroads
In Alaska will probably1 be taken up. Ueyond
this the program In the scnato for this week
H quite Indeflnlto.
The Alaska bill U of much wider ecopo
than Ita title ludlwtca and It will not bs
leased without considerable discussion.
Some senators are of ttio opinion that It
should bo amended In eoveril particular * ,
and they will eeek to secure these changco
before tbo vote U taken. It U believed the
bill will JX163 after a day or two of talk on U.
It la probable that after the Ala tn bill la
10019 bllla ot lei Important * on ( ha
calendar will bo cotiflhlered. One of these Is
the bill for the pijmpnt of the cl-ilm of the
book agcntii of the Southern Methodist
church for property dcstrovcd ot Noshvlllo
during ttio war. This appropriates $2SOOOu
and ha * raised some opposition.
It U believe * ! to be Senator Davis * Inten
tion to have the Hawaiian treaty considered
It opportunity prc enta , but there Is no dis
position now to press the bill In opposition
lo other measures ,
U 1 poEslblo the bill making appropria
tions for the District of Columbia will bt
taken up by the committee on appropriation *
dutlng the week. There are only five appro
priations to bo considered during the week ,
which Is a record In advance of that maJo
at this dp to In long sessions of congress.
Senators are beginning to talk of adjourn
ment at an earlier date than usual.
Three unconaldered hills arc the District
of Columbia , the naval , and the civil nmidry
bills Tlieso ore Important measures and
each Is liable to arouse debate , but senator *
generally agree that unices there In seine
other reason for postponing adjournment It
can bo reached by May or Juno. The friends
of the Hawaiian treaty say that some ot th
bills will bo held back until the question ot
annexation Is settled
"Wheezing" In children Is soon cured by
the famous Dr. Hull's Cough Sjrup.
iv CHAMIIAU.M : is rowiii 'io IMHIT.
nillcrrK of UKHcllef llon < ArcHrrov -
rrlnnr from Tlirlr Ilnrilxliliii.
HALIFAX. Feb. 27. The verduo French
steamer , La Champagne , was towed Into
Halifax this afternoon by the steamer
Roman. At 15:15 : the La Champaguo let go
the hawser by which It was being towed
Into , Tort by the Roman and dropped Its
anchor In midstream off the city , vvhllo the
Roman steamed to Its dock. Hundreds of
people flocked to the wharves to watch the
two big stcamero move slowly up the hatbor.
Third Officer Unsworth of the La Cham
pagne reported that of the ten men who
manned the relief boat and who were picked
up six days later by the Rotterdam only
four wore unable to leave their bunks on
the Rotterdam at Hoboken this morning.
Ofllcer Unsworth showed little of the effect
of hla fearful exposure except that the skin
was peeling off his face.
Quartermaster Camard's hands were blue
and swollen from frost bite- , but they were
not bandaged. Ho walked with dlfllciiltj , as
his feet were badly swollen. Ho made no
complaint , however , and raid he was grate
ful to bo alive after such an experience.
The remainder of the boat's crew nro still
being cared for on the Rotterdam , but with
the exception of Seamen Creur and Tanquy
thej- will bo able to leave their bunks this
afternoon. As soon as they are able they
will be transferred to La IJretagno and the
others who aio still suffering will bo sent
to the French hospital , 320 West Thirty-
fourth street , this city , where arrangements
have been made for their reception.
< ; iuies snow mtuvr i * VTKIOTISM.
Drop All DHTi-reiu-eN In
ttiK Kin 1C ricer
ATHENS , Feb. 27. There Is a great pa
triotic outburst throughout the country over
the escape of King George from assassina
tion yesterday , with thanksgiving service
ev crywhero and demonstrations of every
kind. 1'ralse for the king's coolness and
bravery in protecting his daughter , the
Princess Maria , is on every lip. ,
The members of the royal family , the
ministers and the entire diplomatic corps
attended the To Deum at the cathedral today ,
after which an Immense crowd went to the
palace and gave King George an ovation.
Ills majesty haa received telegrams of con
gratulation from all sovereigns in Europe.
The press , even the papers opposed to the
roj'al family , is iraanlmous in its expres
sions of Indignation.
There Is no trace of the miscreants ,
though several arreuts have been made with
the object of obtaining Information. The
Incapacity of the police Is making a bad
< > lfim Xnotller Trcnty Port.
PEKIN , Feb. 27. The government has
agreed to open Yuen Chau , tu Lake Tons
Ting Tu , as a treaty port , but declines to eu-
tcrtalm a proposal tending to the abolition
of the llkln dues
Lord SiillHllliry III.
LONDON , Fcb 27. Lord Salisbury Is con
fined to his room at Hatflcld house with n
slight indisposition.
itVorls r.-ill to rinil the Crovi of ( lie-
SEATTLE , Wash. , Feb. 27. On the way
down from Juneau the Topelca spoke the
Corona and brings word from Captain
Goodall that It can bo raised. Divers found
no largo holes In Its hull. The leakages
had been stopped and the water pumped out ,
ovcrj thing being In readiness when the To
peka left to save It. >
On Thursday the long overdue steamer
Scotia was passed , ibound to Seattle fiom
Skagway , and It reported all well.
The steamer Rustler had returned to Ju
neau from another unsuccessful search for
the bodies of tliojo who perished In the
Clara Nevada disaster
Juneau has a coal famine and there Is
only sufficient fresh meat In town to last
from ono boat to another. The weather has
been terrible for a week past , cyclonic galeu
iblowlni ? continuously and the thermclneter
has ranged from zero to 9 'below. '
onriii : m\cic IIIM.S.
Iton.v Vlc < v I'.iitcrl.iIncil li > - n I'orinor
Colorailit Vllner.
R. M. Maloney , who was for several years
ono of the leading operators In the Cripple
Creek dlstilct , but Is now mining In the
lilack Hills , is In Denver. "It It ! ono of
the greatest mining regions In the country , "
ho said to a Republican reporter , "and Is
continually growing , so that it Is dldlcult to
say what It will produce when all of the
mineralized tcriltory Is In operation , or oven
to form n approximate Idea , The great-
MOSJ of the Homcstako mine alone can bo
faintly Imagined fiom the fact that the ore
U quarried from a face COO feet across , not
a pound ot which is barren. It Is esti
mated In the annual reports of this com
pany that there Is enough of this ere left
to keep up the present production for
twenty jcars. This Is the extreme of con
servatism. I do not think that the known
ore supply In thlo mlno can bo exhausted
In fifty jcars. And the ere supply In the
neighboring territory Is still greater.
"I am mining In Bald mountain , where
the ere occurs In blanket form , lying above
the vertical veins. There are four of these
contacts , the ere toeing found In separate
crutes or pipes , 'as they are called there ,
varying In width from live to 175 feet and In
thickness from ten to twenty-five feet. The
contacts are separated by quartzlto layem ,
with considerable porphyry mixed In , the
ore being a refractory material carrying con
siderable arsenical Iron , The upper con
tacts carry considerable silver , < but the
fourth contact ta gold , and all minors try
to reach that , as the ore Is treated by
chlorlnatlon , which does not eave tbo
silver ,
"Tho mining Is done by sinking to this
contact and then drifting As these con
tacts lie one above the other a veiy largo
proportion of the work la done by tunneling
and mining la very cheap. In one of the
largo mines In this territory forty-flvo men
are employed and ICO tons of ere are broken
down every day. The ore oven In the lar o
chutes will average $20 , and In ono property
that -I owned ovary pound of the ere that
1 fak out ran 130 to the ton. This U a
b'ouj value and disproves the Idea that so
many people have that all of the ores of
the Dlack Illllu are low grade.
"Considering the average values , the large
ere bodies and the cheapness with which
the ore 0111 be mined , I think that It Is
ODO of the bert mining countries that has
ever been opened. Two chlorlnatlonorks
und several vmcltera are running constantly
and there is a probability that two umeltent
will soon bo erected. There Is ere enough
there for all of them. "
Content I ii Oilmen.
CLI3VRLAND , O. . Feb. 87. The conven
tion of the Student Volunteers closed thla
evening with a big rally at the Qray'8
armory. Nearly the entire day was given
up to meetings , und Intense excitement In
tbo missionary cause vvaa aroused by the
score or mora of eloquent speakers who ad
thu largo crowda that
B. & Mi General Passenger Agent Talks of
Chicago Mooting ,
! i i < n _
Amount of I2 rrm Ilrtircrit Chlonno
and Dftitrr'.Nnt Yet . \Krrcil On
J.orv'1 I'rlren
fcir Kloti-
o Tlpkt-ti.
TIio excess fare to be charged on the new
fast truing or the Union Pnclflc-Northwest- ,
crn and of the Ilurllugton lallroad'wllt not
nffcct travel In and out of Omaha. It will
apply only to through tra\cl between Chicago
cage and Denver , In both directions. An
nouncement this effect was made to The
Hee yesterday by John IVancls , cener.il
passenger agent of the H. & M. , who had
Just returned from a conference of general
passenger agenta In Chicago.
Speaking of the excess faro matter Mr.
Francis snld : "It has been decided to charge
cxceai fare upon the new fast trains be
tween Chicago and Denver. Extra faro will
not bo charged on these trains between any
intermediate points. What the amount of
the extra faro will bo cannot be said at this
time. The presidents of the Interested lines
have decided that excess faro shall bo
charged. It will remain for a meeting of
the general passenger agents of the lines
to determine the amount ot the additional
fare. The extra charge will apply on all
now fast trains between Chicago and Den
ver. If n road puts on a now train that shall
offer facilities for through travel between
these cities superior to the trains now on
extra faro will bo charged. If the train Is
two hours sloncr than the new trains ot
competing lines , It Is prob.iblo that the
extra faro for that train will not bo so
greit as the excess fare on the trains that
liavo been placed in service already , but It
will bo sot at a proportionate flgurc. "
'sMr. Prancls , the papcra have contained
estimates or tno excess faro varjlng all the
way fiom ? 1 to $4. "
"While no one can say what the amount
win be. for the reason that it has not been
determined on , > ou can depend on It that
the c\ccss faro will not be $4. That Is ab
solutely sure. The lines that ha\o put on
the iirw trains would never consent to such
an amount of excess faro as that. "
"How la the war In rates to points In the
northwest ? "
"Ou Sunday , March C , there will be put
Into effect fiom Omaha and all other Mis
souri river gatewrjs a rate of $2r > for flrst-
class travel and $20 for second-class travel
to Portland , Seattle and Tacoma. These
rates wlll be put on by all lines through
here , and will npplj via Billings. Mont. , and
over the Noi thorn Pacific orla Ogden and
over the Oregon Short Line to the thrco
points named. The Southern Pacific has so
far refused to bb a party to the reduced
rates , and therefore they will not apply via
San Francisco or through California at all.
The rates will-lie put on to meet the com
petition of northern lines , and will undoubt
edly have the effect of dividing the business
between them and the lines through here
The rates will be chrefully guarded to avoid
the danger of manipulation by the ticket
scalpers Ou buying the tickets passengers
will pay the regular tariff rates , and on ar
riving at their destination will have re
funded to them , the difference between what
they paid and jHru reduced rates "
"Do vou look for a great amount of Klon
dike travel tOi.be attracted through Omaha
by the reduction of the passenger latea
fiom heie to the nprthwest ? "
"I think that/ the Klondike business and
the other travel to the northwest will bo
divided nftei .March G. It will not all go
thiouBli St. Paul , rior will all of It coma
through Omaha. - , My ovvji opinion Is that
there will not bo a great amount of travel
through either or both points. I believe the
most of the rush toward Klondike has al
ready parted and there Is but compara
tively little yet to move. There will be no
enormous rush to get to the Klondike , al
though there may bo a number of small
parties > et start for the gold fields there.
All reports agree that the total amount
will not nearly como up to expectations. "
TrtmU T..IIIIlo lie Porincil by OoiiHol-
ItlntliiK Vmio ExiiliiiK Jsiuirn.
There Is some reason for believing that
the near future may see a now trunk line
between Chicago and New York. Recent de
velopments In Pennajlvanla point toward a
consolidation of several reads by a syndi
cate of which Calvin S. Brlco la the head
and front. With the combination of the
lines interested It would only be necessary
to build about 300 miles of new road , and
store have been taken to Insure the rapid
completion of about 200 miles of this neces-
tary additional ( mileage.
The proposed route Is as follows : :
( Miles
Illinois Central. Chlcapo to Kanknkco. . 58
rindlay , Tort Wayne & Western ( to bo
built ) Knnknkee itp Toil Wnyne HO
Findlny , Fort Wayne & Western ( exist
ing roul ) , Fort Waynn to'Flndliy 7S
Link to bo built fiom rindlay to Carey 12
Northern Ohio , Carey to AUron 107
Northern Ohio , extension Akron to New
Castle < 0
Allegheny . Western , New Cattle to
I'un-tsa'avvney 9 °
Hiiffnlo , Rochester A : Pittsburg. 1'unx-
snlnvvnc ) to Clonrflelil , . < >
nr < > ch Creek , Clearficld to WI11I imsport 101
Philadelphia & Heading , Wllllamsport to
T.imaann. iw
Central of Now Jersey , ' Tuinaqua to
Jersey City 1 < * >
Total , Chicago , to Jersey City 913
This combination would foim what wuuld
bo almost an air line from Chicago 4o the
Clcarflold coal legion In Pennsylvania , and
the outlet from the latter point to Philadel
phia and Now York would bo a direct one.
It would form a line which would bo only
thirty-two miles longer than the Pennsyl
vania short line ( between Chicago and New
York , while It'would ' bo seven miles shorter
than via the Pennsylvania's Panhandle route
and thlrty-tlvo miles shorter than the laho
Shore & Michigan Southern and Now York
Itnllrniiil > n < c > H nml 1'rrnoiiulM.
Acting City Passenger Agent IJeclicl of
the Milwaukee spent Saturday and Sunday
In Denver.
The Rock Island Jias placed an order for
100 fifty-foot vehicle cars with the Michigan-
Peninsular Car company.
W. M. Lamptqh 'lias ' been appointed gen
eral agent of Jtfho1'freight ' department of
the Denver & Mo Graniio at Denver , Colo.
The Union Pacific passenger department
has just Issued a land so mo souvenir of Its
now fast trains. JTuo Chicago Special" and
"Tho Denver SppcjaJ " The souvenir Is on
heavy paper of a jgarnct shade and the print
ing Is In silver , anf , | gold.
The Kansas ( Jlty.-Car Service asioclatlon
of Kansaa City , Mp . and the Missouri and
Kansas Car Serv'fee ' association of Topeka ,
Kan. , have been consolidated under the name
of the Missouri Valley Car Service associa
tion , with headquarters at Kansas City. The
i i
Walter Sntci'lot' ' of Now VotU lias cent
us ton of Ills 01 Initial water eoloiw
painted while Iio was In I'tuopo these
arc without doubt the llnest water colors
ever shown In Oniaba they aio for ealo
and should you want on < i of UICKO oils-
llials you should com , ; pi Jy In tlm
week BOO our show window whleli will
linvo them on display we arc i > u > i > aied
to finmo these or any others at very
reasonable rates and bliow today the
largest and most up-to-dato line of
mouldings wo over have the bpilug Is
u good time to refrauiu jilctuu-s.
- A. HOSPE ,
Mpic and Art. 1513 Douglas
§ Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine. § 9bft
§ Nature's Greatest Help. g
Nature is the Greatest of all physicians , and Q ?
yet even nature is often unable to icpair the dam0
age caused by disease , neglect and abuse , withv
otlt calling upon man to lender such assistance ft
is his limited abilities will permit. Nature supft
plies every person with a surplus of vitality or ft
nerve-lorcc , which may be drawn upon to assist ft
in times of sickness and need , II , from overft
work , severe strain , worry or the ravages of dift
soasC ) this surplus energy is consumed , the vi-
tahty of the system is lowered and nervous de-
billtv follows. Thousands of unfoitunatc inva
lids have found Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine
to bd the greatest of all helps in aiding nature
to repair their wasted energies. It is a blood vi-
trtlifcof and a nerve strengthencr a speedy rem
edy for nervous troubles of every description. It restores health.
Capt. Thoa. E. Walker. Marino City , Mich , writes : "My daughter. Goldto Walker , while nt
teudinir school , was nflliotod with severe ho.idnches , dizzy spoils und nervous exhaustion , which
were brought on by over-study. These troubles grew worse until Dually ono half her body was
nlTocted with n sort of paralysis. She could neither walk nor talkand , was in n terrible condition
Physicians only scorned to innko her worse , and nothing brought relief until wo tried Dr. Mllos1
Restorative Nervine. Shoboguu to Improve from the first fuw doses , anil in loss than thioo
months she was entirely cured of her trouble. Her health Is now completely restored. "
Dr. Miles' Remedies are for sale by all druggists under a guarantee first
bottle benefits or money rcftnHeJ. Book on heart and nerves free. Address
Dr , MILES MEDICAL CO. , Elkhait , Iml.
consolidated association has a membership
ot twenty-nlno roaas and C. W. Sanford
heretofore In charge of the Kansas City ns-
eoclatlon , will bo manager.
The North Carolina Railroad commission
has adopted a resolution to the effect that
on and after March 23 next passenger rates
In that state shall boVi cents per mlle for
first-class tickets and 2 cents per mlle for
second-class tickets It Is said that the rail
roads will endeavor to secure an injunction
to prevent the proposed reduction.
Children and odiilts tortured by burna.
scalds , 'njurleo ' , eczema or skin diseases may
secure instant relief by using DeWItt's Witch
Hazel Salve. It Is the great Pile remedy.
Winter TnIk of the TriM-lc nml 1'lniis
for the CiunimlKii.
The recent session of the National Trotting
association , which does not reach out into
this section of the country , passed a number
of new rules which have been agitated fee
come time. Among other rules was ono pro
viding for ICio rcgulqr licensing of all drlveis
on tracks under the control or the associa
tion. The license Is supplied upon applica
tion , with a witness to the applicant's
signature and two photographs for Identifica
tion purposes. The benefit' ! are the doing
away of possibility of ringing. Hopples aio
to bo done away with after this jear.
In connection Ith the closing of the Ash
Grove trottlcg farm last week Is sevlved tha
memory of the great race horse and sire ,
George Wllkes Especial Interest arises from
the fact that as If to emphasize his retire
ment from tbo trotting horse business the
owner of Wilkes has donated the bones of
the horse to the state university of Ken
The career of Geoigo Wilkes was Indeed
the most wonderful of any horse that ever
lived running or trotting. lie was bought
by W. L. and Z. n Simmons * hcn he was 3
jears old from Colonel Theran Feltcr. Ho
was , foaled In IS o. The Messrs. Simmons
raced him for twelve years. Ho met all
comers and defeated them all. Ills first great
lace was the memorable match with I'than
Allen , then the king of ttra turf. It was
trotted on Wednesday , September 10 , 1SC2 ,
cti the Tashlon course , Long Island. There
was an enormous crowd of pcoplo present
and the Interest in the race had been worked
up to white heat. Trotting horse men from
all over America were present. The odds
were nt first on Ethan Allen , but Messrs
SUnmous and their friends put bo much
mc'iey on Wilkes that be was a big fa-
veilto before tbo race v\as called.
Ted Sloane met more than his match at
the Oakland brack lu San Francisco a short
time ago. Tno times In ono day a colored
Jockey , Josao Conlcy , beat him out. What
hurt most was that the colored lad did it
once on a 30 to 1 shot that had not won a
race since the Mexican war. On the other
hand , both of Sloano's mounts wcro favorites
A noticeable featuio of the latter's riding
vvaa that ho Cias apparently taken some
what to the English style , as ho rode with
a much longer stlriup than bcforo ho crossed
the water.
The magnitude of the mutual system of
betting In France Is shown by the returns
made for taxation. Two per cent of the bet
ting on mutvals under the Trench law goes
to public charitable Institutions , und In 1S97
this 2 per cent rake-oft footed up to 3,93(3,177 ( ,
fiencs , equal to $797,235. The aggregate
amount of tUo betting done on the mutual
plan In Prance last jear approximated $10-
000,000. This does not Include book betting ,
on which tluro is no tax.
The top price at the Now York sale held
recently was f 0,000 for the pacing Htalllon
Planet , 2 04)4 , and ho ls considered dirt
cheap at that. iMany critics think that ho
Is good for a record this year which will
not bo fur short of the two-minute mark.
llo first appeared In 1890 , when ho made a
most successful campaign , retiring with a
record of 2 O0' . Lost year ho sprung Into
sensationalism by winning the fastest six-
heat race ever paced at Columbus , O , In
August , pacing the last three heats In 2 OSVt ,
2 OV'/i , 2 OGi/i. It vvaa but his second race
of the season , however , and It nearly settled
him. as it did most of the lighting horses
In It. Ho did not win again during the
year , although he cut Ills record to 2.04 %
a few weeks later , over a heavy track at
Kcadvllle , Mass. At Tcrro Haute , , late In
September , ho won two beats n 2OC : and
2-00 % , and at Lexington , In October , won
two In 2.05 % and 2:07 : , but lost both races.
Ho Is a Bomowhat delicate horse , but his
speed la Intense ho has been timed a half
In a race below a minute and his gamcncss
Is beyond dispute. Mart Demorcst Is to
train him , and , as has been eald , he may
do something surprising next summer.
rineiilM of llu > Terror.
NEW YORK , Fob , 28. The monitor Ter
ror passed In at quarantine at 12 CO this
morning and anchored off Tompklnsvllle
at 1.05
Recent Events Stimulate llecearcli iu This
Direction ,
Jll > riiry AIVorils.il Ore-ill Deal of In
formation VVlilcli IN IhiMTerl }
iy l'iM > iilu
In CiinciLt'
An effort , and usually an adequate one ,
has alwavs been made at the Omaha Pub
lic llbiary to meet the public demand for
Information , no matter how sudden nnd
strong the impulse In any direction might
be. Recent evenly have brought , without
warning to the Institution , a request for
reading matter on Cuba , Spain , the army
and navy , nnd kindred subjects hitherto un
precedented. Current topic clubs and High
school dcibatlnc societies have already crude
their appearance at the llbraiy windows ,
asking for literature of any possible bear
ing on the generally dLseusscd topic from
the treatises of naval engineers ou tmbmarlno
mines to euoh classics as "To Cuba and
Back , " the story of a vacation voyage
taken by Richard Henry Dana In 1859. Tbo
library officials have taken pains to meet
this emergency and the resources of the
shelves have been placed at the public d's-
poral in n systematic -way.
The greatest demand Is naturally felt In
the reading rooms , where the weekly mag
azines are on Jllo , given over to graphically
Illustrated accounts of the recent naval dis
aster. These racks are given no rest and
the well-thumbed leaves aio being turned In
a constant succession by a Hue of waiting
patrons. The attendant In charge keeps a
dally tally of visitors and reports that her
guests have been multlpljlng during the
last fortnight by two or three-fold.
A source of Information which the public
3 only beginning to appreciate is the
clipping bureau under the charge of Miss
rhcauora. Burstall. A mass of material on
subjects of general Interest has been clipped
from the sixteen newspapers and magazines
which come to the library , sorted and placed
In laige envelopes under general heads. Iho
matter In the envelope labeled "Cuba" Is
sulllclent for a long day's reading and In
cludes every variety of editorial and de
scriptive matter. The envelope was opened
for business many months ago , when the
topic first became of general Interest , and
It has not been practicable to preserve all
the literature on tt since. So the moro Im
portant articles have been retained from the
earlier publications together with every
thing as ncaily contemporary as the last
two months. This onvclopo Is the particular
resource of debating societies which have
taken up the discussion with considerable
The hook in most general demand and
th3 most recent work on Cuba Is the "Year
From a Reporter's Notebook" by Richard
Harding Davis , which has just been ro-
cehed at the library. The chapter on Cuba
Is mainly correspondence of a iN'cw York
paper done as recently as last
Juno. The chapter opens with nn account
of the death of Rodriguez , the son of a Cuban
farmer. The young man was captured by the
guarda civile after wounding three with his
machete and was tried for bearing arms
against tCio government. Ho was sentenced
to death and the correspondent praises tht >
courage with which ho met his fate An
explanation Is then given of the trocha , a
piece of construction mot generally under
stood In speaking of It Mr. Davis says
"I had Imagined the trocha to bo a rampart
of earth and fallen trtca , topped with barbed
wire ; a Rubicon that none was allowed to
pass , but which ti'io Insurgents apparently
crossed at will with -tho case of Httlo girls
leaping over a flying skipping rope. In
reality It uct-ma to be a much more Important
plcco ot cngtneeilng tlun Is generally IJUP-
posed and ccto which , when completed , may
provo an absolute barrier to the progress of
great bodies of troops , unless they are sup
plied with artillery. The trocha IB a cleared
apace 1GO to 200 yards wide , which ntrotchcs
for fifty miles through what Is apparently
on Impassible jungle The trees -which have
been cut down In clearing this passageway ,
have been plied up at cither Bide of the
cleared space and laid In parallel rows , form
ing a barrier of tree trunks and roots unJ
branches as wldo as Broadway and higher
tlan a iraiiVi head. It would take a mcti
homo time to pick his way over thono bar
riers and a horse could uo moro do It tlun
It could cross a jam of floating logs In a
river. Iletwecn ttio fallen tree * ) lies tha
single track of the military railroad und cci
Drox L. Khomnn Is ready anyway tlio
cat Jumps ready to light nnytliliiK or
anybody or ready to soil shoes nnd liu
BolH shoos cheaper limn anybody , too
that IH , the kind of nlioos 1m scllH liavo
never boon sold for bo Httlo money ex
cept at our tort think of u iium'ti nlioo
fee $12 00 a flboo that has Hot ( i Konulno
oak bottom and choice calf uppers a
combination of style nnd wearubllllty
wc'vo tlicso $2.00 fltiops tu oltlior laeo or
coiifrrehs with wldo plain or tipped Iocs
In nil widths can fit anybody'a feet
Into a pair of these $2.00 nhoes no alioo
ever made or sold for $2.00 will stand
the hard wear this nlioo will.
Drexel Shoe Co ,
ono side of that Is the line of forts and &
few foot be > end them Is a maze of barbca
wire. "
Other and moro remote books of .1 similar
character have been brought out from their
undtisted recesses In answer to the now de
mand. Ono of the moat popular of these
Is "Froudoclty , " a series of West Indian
fables by James Anthony Troude. Another
' Mambl-Land " which the
Is 'The - , portravs
adventures of n Now York Heiald corre
spondent , James J.1 O'Kelly , during the un
certain period around 1S7I. Another Is the
"Inland of Cuba , " a descrlptlvo and histori
cal account of the "Greater Antllla , " by
Andrew Summers Howan , lieutenant In thu
regular army and member ot the Inter
continental lallrcad survey. A volume of
Cuban sketches written In 1SS1 by James
Steclo Is also generally read. On Us tltlo
page Is the quotation , applicable then and
now , "In a free country there Is much
clamor with little suffering ; In a despotic
state there is little complaint , but much
grievance. "
Don't annoy otnors DJ jour coughing , and
risk jour llfo b } neglecting a cold Ono Mln-
ute Cough Cure cuics coughs , colds , croup ,
grlppo and all throat and lung troubles ,
assiult upon a white woman In that stato.
Strength nml Ioial < > in of Ships
for Troiilili * .
The strength of the different squadrons
and the location of ships of Uncle Sam's
navy now ready for service In Atlantic
waters are ns follows :
Gushing , torpedo boat , at rendezvous.
Dotrolt , 10 guns , at Mobile
Dputmt , torpedo boat , at Mobile.
Ericsson , torpedo boat , at rende/votis.
Kern , dispatch beat , at Havana ,
Indiana , 1C guns , at rendezvous ,
Iowa , IS guns , at rendezvous.
Marblehcad , 10 guns , at New Orleans.
MabPachusotts , 1C guns , nt rende/.vous.
Montgomery , 10 suns , at rendervous ,
Ncahv Ilio , 8 guns , at Galvcston.
New York ( IS Runs , at render/Otis.
I'oiter , topcdo boat , nt Mobile.
Texas , S guns , nt Galvcston.
Vesuvius , dynamite gun vessel , at Urumv
wick , Ga.
( Annapolis , G guns , at St. Thomas.
Brooklyn , 20 guns , at St. Thomas.
VlcKubnrg , C guns , at St Klttn.
Castlne , 8 guns , at IMrbidoaj.
Cincinnati , 11 guns , nt Harbadoes.
Wilmington , S guns , at La Quijra ,
Bancroft , 4 KUIIS , at Ltebon.
Helena , 8 guns , at Lisbon.
'Machlas , 10 nuns , at Mcdelra.
San rranclseo , 122 guns , at L'ulinn. '
COAST ncrcNsn AND nusnitvc.
Terror , 1 guns , at Norfolk.
Amphltrlto , 0 guns , at Port Iloj-ol S. C.
Mlantonotnah , icpalrlng at League hlanil.
Puritan , 10 guns , at Norfolk.
Columbia , 11 guns , nt Leiguo Islanl.
yooto , repairing at Norfolk.
Minneapolis , at Lcaguu Islu'ld ,
Wlnslow , torpedo boat , nt Noifolk.
Usscx. C guns , nt Port Ilo > al , S. C.
Newport , at Grojtonn , Nicaragua.
Stiletto , torpedo boat , at Now York
SeiiNiillonnl m'lii Denleil.
CINCINNATI , Tob. 27. A special to fho
Conrncrclal-Tclbuno from Tampa , ria. , rajs :
Captain Hanlon of the Plant stoamttilri
Maecotto , which arrived hero tonight fiom
Havana , was granted'nn audience jcsterday
by Consul General Lee and took breakfast
with him at the Hotel Inglotrrra. To him
General Leo positively denied the leports
that ho had advised Americans to leave
Havana , Captain Hanlon states that tha
bodjguard of General Leo consists of only
thrco soldiers and that fewer soldiers were
In evidence on Itio streets of Havana than
usual and no excitement among the people
there had been caused by the rumors ot war
published In the papers of this country ,
1ru < it ( In.Name of III * llrlilr.
The Montlcello Express relates an umus- "
Ing Incident that occurred In the olHco ot
the district court at Anamoaa last week. A
young man applied for a marriage li
cense , and vvhon It cama to giving the name
of the bride the prospective groom found
himself entirely loi't. Ho timidly confessed
that ho did not know hur name. It wai > nec
essary to telephone to Montlcollo for In
formation , Tlio license was Issued and the
lover sat down on the court house atop * and
studied the name of the woman who Is
now his wlfo until ho could repeat It natly
and trippingly.
MitlCluli-y ( ioi-H lo Oliiiri-Ii ,
WASHINOTON. Feb. 27. President Me-
Klnloy attended service this morning nt tu
Metropolitan MolhodUt 'Kplseopal church.
Rev. Hugh Johnston , the pastor , preached
a sermon In which reference was made to
the Maine dlHastor. The president's course
In the matter wan commended ,

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