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TIJE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , DECEMBER 25 , 18 8.
EXPENSES OF PENITENTIARY Bute's Fiison Still a Steady Drain on State's ' Treasury. SELF-SUPPORT PLAN DOESN'T ' WORK WELL MnnnRonirnt limit * .More Money to Keep Tower 1'rlnoiirrN Than lu ttiu Oouil OI < 1 l > n > n or HIM Dor- KOU and Uhnrlcy .Manlier. LINCOLN' , Dec. 21. ( Special. ) There Is a great dual of Interest centering around the Btato penitentiary anil thu reports so far printed have been so Indefinite that a num ber of Inquiries Irnvc come In about the money earned by tbo prisoners under the present system and what becomes of It. There Is also nome speculation aa to the comparative cost of the old and new sys tems , a doubt being raised as to whether the Institution Is really being maintained as cheaply as It might be. Tlio abstract of serai-annual reports at the governor's ofllco reaches back to 1893 , show ing the population of the Institution to be : June , 1E3.1 327 .Tune , 1SOG 305 December , 1891 . . 327 November , 1SSS. . . , W ) June , 1&9I . 317 May , 1S9T 312 December , U91 . 327 November , 1S97. . . . 32(5 ( June , 1895 . 312 Mny. 1S9S 327 December , 1833 . . . 307 November. 1893 309 It will bo observed that according to thcso reports there has been very little change In the number of prisoners In the institution. The appropriation made for the year 1S93 was for the maintenance of 350 prisoners and for 1894 was for 380. The estimates figured on by the legislatures of 1893 and 1S'J7 provided for 350 prisoners. In 1893 the estimate was for 230 , while In 189.1 It was for 275. The legislature of 1891 f placed the estimate at 410 for one year and 425 for the next year and made appropri ations In proportion. Up to 1896 the prisoners I ers were maintained on the contract sys tem and there was always an Inducement ' to report the number as largo ns possible , the contractors getting part of the time 40 cents and part of the time 45 cents per da > for each prisoner. The appropriations for the several years , from .1891 , were as \ / follows : IRfll. 410 prisoners $59,800 5892. 425 prisoners fi2,030 1S93 , 350 prisoners M.IOO 1891 , 3SO prisoners i 55,430 1895 49,010 1S9I1 52,561 1897-8 60,000 CurloNltle * of Kxpcndlture. The legislature t.i 1895 provided for the purchase of the contract and the future op eration of the Institution by the state It- self. Before the purchase was completed , however , $47,882 had been used from the maintenance fund of 1895 and $48,976 from the fund of 189C. It Is a curious fact that of the 1895 fund $2,906 was spent In March , J897. Other significant drafts from this fund were : C. W. Mosher , $16,887 ; Silas A. Holcomb , $191.90 ; A. D. Beeraer , $2,000. Of the fund provided to maintain the pris oners up to March 31 , 1897 , over $6,000 was spent between that date and August 1 , 1897 , bc.sldcs the smaller drafts upon the Inci dental funds , which were provided for the speaking tube system , telephone , delivering prisoners , advertising paroles , photographs , stationery and printing. In the meantime the contractors were bought out. The legislature appropriated $35,000 for this purpose , and It was paid as follows : A. II. Onto $ 500.0(1 ( J. N. Ganin snoOfl AV. J. Hroatch 610.10 M. 1C. Free 60.00 DavlH & CowKllt 25.00 W. H. Dorian 33.40S.9C It will bo noticed that thcso accounts were adjusted so nicety between the commission , the contractors and others interested , that the $35,000 was exactly wiped out. The legislature of 1897 provided $60,000 for the support of the penitentiary for two years , besides the smaller amounts for Inci dentals ; making about $1,000 more. Up to the present date the Institution has cost , since the close of the legislature In April , 1807 : Amount from 1R93 npproprlntIon. . . . $ 6.075 Of General maintenance 19.SB9 Ot Telegraph 80.1E nonorul repairs 1.9S9.2 ; Photouraplis IRS.fx Delivering prisoners 15S.fi' ' Advertising mid returning 25S.R' Labor cash fund 44,220.41 Totnl $72,845.1' This total shows the exact cost of main- talnlng the prisoners from April 12 , 1897 to the prevent date , n period of twenty am a half months , to be $3,553 per month. Keep Til 1 Fund F.\liniiN o < l. The Item designated "labor cash fund" litho the money received from contractors whi employ the prisoners and It Is used up a fast no It comes In. When It Is Insufllclcn to maintain the Institution the regular ap proprlatlon Is drawn upon. The point upoi which the public has been mixed Is who became of the labor fund , some even be llovlng that It went In aa part of the ? 60,00' ' appropriation. The fact Is that the labo fund Is reported to the state treasury am then Immediately drawn out for the genera support of the penitentiary and the Hen figures as both a receipt and a disburse mcnt. While under the old system there was ai Inducement for Increasing the number o prisoners above the real figures when th reports were made , there la now an equn Inducement for making the number In th penitentiary as small a possible , In ordc that the expense of maintaining may bo cute to a low figure. This leads to much specula tlon ns to whether there are not really mor criminals than there wore eight or ten year ngo and whether the system of paroles commutations and discharges has not beei used to an unreasonable extent In the las two years In order to reduce the expense n general maintenance. While the abstract I the governor's ol\co ( shows that there wcr 309 prisoners In the penitentiary on Novem her 30 , 189S , the report of the warden v the same date puts the numl > er at 290. . comparison' of the old system with the neon \ on the percentage ot crime In the state , a well a "n study ot the expense Items and survey.of the Industries at the penltentiarj NO FAIl'll CURK. AllOl'T ' STUART'S UVSPHI'SIA TAD l.KTS. They Cure S iiiuiu-li Trotililon and In ° illKf N < lon Aii > wny , AVIu-tlier V < > llu\e 1'altli In TliiMii or Not. Mere faith will not digest your food fo you , will not give you an appetite , will nc Increase your flesh and strengthen you nerves and heart , but Stuart's Dyspepsl Tablets wilt do these things , because the are composed of the elements of dlgostloi they contain the juices , adds and peptone necessary to the digestion and asalmllatlo of all wholesome food. S5tuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will dlgc : fool If placed In a jar or battle In watt hinted to DS degrees , and they will do much more effectively when takvn Into tr stomach after meals , whether you have fait that they will or not. They Invigorate the stomach , make pui blcod and strong nerves , In the only wa that nature can do It , and that Is , fro plenty \\holesome food well digested. Is not what we eat , but what wo digest thi docs lu good. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets arn sold t m-arry all druggists at C > 0 cents for full size package , or by mall from the F. A. Stua Co. , Marshall , Mich. will furnish n good field of Investigation for the coming legislature. The aitlRtos of Incorporation of the Greater America Exposition were filed with the secretary of state today. The cap ital stock la shown to bo (5,000,000 and the corporators arc : J , B. Kitchen , George W. Kclloy , W. S. Foppleton , F. H. Davis , Dudlry Smith , E. Rosewater , George P. Ilemls , T. I' . Cartrlght , Thomas Kllpat- rlck , Robert Cowell , Norman A. Kuhn , Wil liam Haydcn , P. E. Her , W. R. Bennett , Bon B. Wood , Samuel Burns , H. Colin , Clif ford Warren Smith , Emit Brandels , Frank Murphy , F. J. Coates , E. W. Dlxon , John A. Tcmplcton , F. N. Clarke and Samuel Gam ble. The articles provide that the first stockholders' meeting shall be held at Omaha on December 27. HAD crri/.K > s AKK noiixu OVEH. Three Men Who Attempt to Trrrorlno Town Arr llrlil. COLUMBUS , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) The preliminary examination of the three men who tried to run the town Wednesday night was held before Justice Hudson yes terday evening. They gave the names of Tom Walters , Robert Weast and James Martin , and the Information charged shooting with the Intent to kill. The evidence was strong against them and they were bound over to the district court , Walters , who did the shooting , In the sum of $1,000 , and the other two In the sura of $300 each. Police man Brock , who waa shot through the calf of the left leg , will be disabled for some time and the result of his Injuries cannot bo definitely stated at present. That the trio are professional crooks was disclosed when they were searched by Sheriff Byrnes. Upon them was found giant powder fuses and a stick of dynamite , copper wire , aaws , etc. No little consternation was caused In the court room last evening when the dyna mite was Introduced In evidence. IlIVAI , CANDIDATES I.COURT. . Nominee * for Township Office Have Drink Pnnitnurc-nt-AriiiH. HASTINGS , Neb. , Dee. 24. ( Special. ) One of the most Interesting cases during the present term of the district court which closed today was the state against Frank R. Harpham. It grew out ot a factional trouble In a school district In Wanda town ship. The complication arose when Calvin W. Cruse and Harpham were made rival candidates for school treasurer , represent ing contending factions. At the school meeting there were twenty- three voters present , and of these thirteen had avowed themselves for Cruse , leaving only ten against him , but the Harpham crowd was In power , conducted the elec tion and are said to have counted twelve votes for Harpbam and only eleven for Cruse , thus attempting to perpetuate their power In the district. This suspicion caused the Cruse side to take the case Into the court for the purpose of ousting Harp- ham. The jury decided In favor of Cruse and now Harpham Is considering the advis ability of appealing to the supreme court. Veteran * Choo e New Ijeadem. HARVARD , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Richardson post , Grand Army of the Re public , has elected for the ensuing year the following officers : S. M. Rlsley , P. C. ; S. H. Richardson , S. V. C. ; A. J. Frantz , J. V. C. ; G. J. Thomas , Q. M. ; J. F. Megrue , C. ; J. H. Robertton , S. ; L. S. Backus , O. D. ; R. G. Gregg , O. G. ; J. F. Megrue , O. J. Thomas , delegates to the state encampment ; 8. H , Richardson and George Evans , alternates , Richardson post , Women's Relief corps , has chosen the following officers : Mrs. Emma Richardson , president ; Mrs. Anna E Thomas , senior vlco ; Mrs. Mary Turner , Junior vice ; Mrs. Hattle Backus , treasurer ; Mrs. Mary L. Campbell , chapfaln ; Mrs , Maggie Megrue , conductor ; Mrs. Addle Ben nett , guard. Child Killed by Train. FREMONT , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special Tel egram. ) Albert Dlerks. the 12-year-old son of Henry Dlciks of this city , was run over and killed by a freight train on the Union Pacific this afternoon. As the boy caught the stdo of a car when the train was backing In on the elevator switch east of the station ha was struck by the hog chute and throwi under the cars. Two cars passed over him crushing In one side of his head and almosl severing both legs from hie body. Severa' ' of his playmates who saw the accident saj that was the first time they ever saw hln catch 'hold ' of the cars. They called to bin to Jump off , but ho was evidently too fright' ened to do so. Knluhtn Olipy New Commander. WEST POINT , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Speclal.- ) Thc Knights of the Maccabees elected thi following named officers , last Tuesday even Ing , for the coming year : Dr. E. H. Hollls tcr , commander ; Dr. F. W. Taylor , llcuton ant commander ; Samuel Reppert , flnanci and record keeper ; James C. Elliott , chap lain ; J. F. ZaJIcek , sergeant ; Alva Webb mastrr-at-arms ; Jesse Camp , first maste of the guards ; M. Nelslus , second master o the guards ; Joe Rich , sentinel ; Charle : Sass , picket ; trustees , A. N. Bank , one year P. F. O'Sulllvan , two years ; A. J. Langer three years. Kiel-lion to Approve llonil * . COLUMBUS. Neb. . Dec. 24. ( Speclal.- ) The city council has called a special elec tloln for January 17 , to submit a proposl tlon to Issue bonds In the sum of $35,000 ti replace an old Issue which Is overdue. Thi ; question was voted upon nt the last genera election and carried , but the certificate wcro to bear 4 per cent and the councl has been unable to find a market for then at anything less than 4'i per cent , henci they will have to hold another election. Defect In ISonil In lle. HASTINGS. Neb. . Dec. 24. ( Spcclal.- ) Clty Clerk Francis was at Ltncofn this wee ] for the purpose of filing the city rcfundlni bonds , hut while there he discovered tha on account of a technicality which mad them Illegal , the bonds could not he filed The mistake h'ad betn made by the bon buyers i\ho had been warned by City At torncy Capps , but who Instated upon havln the bonds road a certain way. This wli delay the release of the bonds for severs weeks. ( ntltrri I" the Coin. LINCOLN , Dec. 24. ( Special Telegram. To prove that the people of Lincoln dl not spend all their money or learn all th tricks at the Exposition this summer , stranger selecteJ the most prominent cot tier In town today and sold $75 worth c electric belts to people who expected to g their money back. Then he wandered aw a before the city could charge him for a peil dler's license. Kiiilinriiient for UnNtliiK * Collene. HASTINGS , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Tt work of raising an endowment for the pros Mont's chair of the Hastings' college progressing quite rapidly. At a rrcei meeting of the county committee the plar for carrying out the work were dlscusae and certain committees organized. Anothc meeting for the purpose of further perfect Ing the plans wlir be held In Hastings ne : Wednesday. Holiday Trnde IH llrlnU. YORK. Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Yor | r * business men have had the largest and mo : " ' KatUfactory holiday trade In years pci " .While there wcs con.iMtrable cheip " sold the amount of better and more exper slvo mcrchandlsa disposed of was notlccabl larxo. Each of the churches wilt have av proprloto exercises and CHrUtmas trees o Christinas ev liixiirniice Co in puny Wlim Snlt. DAKOTA CITY , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special Judge Klncald , jilting for Judge Evan d ywterdav afternoon put a sudden termln : rt tlon to the case of Frank Hunt against 11 I Homo Ltfo Insurance comoany of Omab which had been dragging along for three days In Iho district court. The court ren dered a drclMon In favor of the defendant without allowing the jury to handle the cage , holding that defendant hnd proved and the plaintiff had not denied that the house w.i : Insured and was to bo occupied by Lola M. Hunt , who without the written consent of the defendant , aa Implied In the contracts , had moved out of said building and the building was occupied by a tenant who on the night of the fire had partly re moved from the premises. Court then adjourned until December 26. ENATUfUAL CONTEST IS ON i nch of the Aniilrnntu Working to tiet Member * of the IcKllntnre In Line. LINCOLN , Dec. 24. ( Special Telegram. ) he members-cleft of the legislature are at omo for Christmas , and when they next ome to Lincoln they will come to stay until fter the first week of the session. During he week JusS past quite a number fcf the members have made hurried visits here , but hese visits evidently had some quiet pur- cm In view , as > the mtmuviB were very .ttle seen by the public after their arrival. : ach ot them was carefully taken In charge > y the boomers of some of the candidates 'or senator and llttlo time was spent \ln ctunl sightseeing. As has been the case roni the etart , the Thompson forces are olng the best % organized work and the liotupmn headquarters , which are In active ; harge of Brad Slaughter , present a busy ppearance. The Thompson men claim now o be confident ot success , saying they will cad from the start and will win ut Insldo of two weeks. In the meantime Hayward , Lambertson and Field have been continuing their visits over ho state and each seems to feel much en couraged. Haywnrd was hero today for a ihort time , and while he made no claims , ono who Is very cfosc to him said tonight hat the judge would lead In the race and hat Lambertson would coino next , with Thompson ranking third In the number of votes. This claim Is combated by the Thompson workers and It Is not known that Lambertson himself would put an estimate of comparative strength In that order. Shrewd guessers on political affairs say that rom the present outfook Hayward and Thompson will start out about equal , with from twenty-five to thirty votes each , the others being distributed among the other candidates , with Lambcrtson leading the ow men. One thing that Interferes with the political prophets Is the open and virulent fight that Is being waged against D. E. Thompson by the country press and local readers in many counties. It Is recognized that this will have a strong effect on the members from those counties and may bring a bitterness Into the contest that will have ts effect on all 'the leading candidates. Snlvatloiilnt Ulxturbx Pence. YORK. Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) The York County commissioners have purchased the Fisher quarter section , nearly two miles north and east of York , paying $6,000 for the property. ° Captain Edwards of the Salvation army persisted In blowing his cornet after being warned by the city officials to stop. Last night the police judge fined the captain $3 and costs. The case- has been appealed to the district court. It Is charged that several runaways and smashups have been caused by the blasts of the captain's horn. Stndeiit * Home for Holidays. WEST POINT , Neb. , Dei. 24. ( Special. ) The following State university students came homo yesterday to spend the holiday vacation : Alma Koch , Blanch Losch , Grace Loach , Ida Schaefer , Hattlo Goldsmith , Lil lian Thompson , James Crawford , Kenelem King , Edward Bauman. Berlonn Qnnrrel of Farmer * . BLOOMINGTON , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Frank Smith and Otto Hoffman , living on adjoining farms near this town , quarreled yesterday and In the affray Smith received several severe cuts. Ho almost bled to death before assistance could be secured. Itecord-IlrenklnK Hoar Appear * . HARVARD , Neb. . Dec. 24. ( Rpeclal.- ) One of the largest hogs ever brought to this market Is on exhibition In the meat market of John Ayaten , and weighs 72C pounds. It is a cross between the Jersey and Poland and delivered by Seneca Wing. Home Fnll * on It * Rider. BLOOMINOTON , Neb. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Asa Blackledge wns badly hurt yeaterdoj by falling from a her e. The road was cov ered with Ice and the animal fell with the rider underneath. ESCAPES FROMHiS FRIENDS _ Lieutenant Holmon Relenned from 1C mil nice of Hun PranclHvani aud Start * for HIM I'ont at Manila. SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 24. Llcutenanl Richmond P. Hobson sailed for the Philip pines on he steamer Gaelic. He will re port to Admiral Uewey upon his arrival and will undertake the work of raising and preparing for service under the flag ot the United States the vessels of Admiral Montejo , which suffered so severely from th < attack of Admiral Dewey's squadron. An Immense crowd gathered at the dock to witness his departure. Motion's carriage had great difficulty In getting through the throngs of people , who simply would not let him pass In quiet. Cheers upon cheers were given for him and be was compelled at several points to say a few words to tnc people. Escorted by friends , Hobson finally managed to reach the vessel's side and as ht emerged from the carriage the cheers were renewed. Ctles for a Kneech were Ignored for some time , but they bccamo so frequenl and nrolongod that HobEon was again com pelled to speak to the people. His remark ! could hardly be heard , save by a few peopli who stood very close to him. He told of hit sorrow at having to leava his own country but spoke In glowing anticipation of thi work which required his presence In thi Philippines and expressed his gratitude t < thu people for the honors showered upoi him. When the vessel got under way al the stcem whlmles on the water front wen given full play aud the noise was terrific The vessels In the haibor were decorated fo the occasion and flags dipped In Hobson'i f > honor ar , the Gaelic passed up the harbo to the Golden Gate. t A public reception was held In Goldei Gate park In the morning and Lleutenan Ilobaon addressed the people from th pedestal of the Francis Scott Key monument A fine hand discoursed patriotic airs. Aftc the open nlr reception Lieutenant Hobsoi and his party visited the rooms of th Young Men's Christian association. it Kni'inv Vi * v t Volt * * . ' a Wichita's poultry show was a great sue T CCS3.Tho The Kansas Plato nlllcoee will hold It ; t annual mcctliiR at Topelta January fi-6. Flvo thousand dollars was received fo broom corn Crlivetcd at Syracuse last we * ! The state house is now lighted by a kt electric light plant owucd and operated b t the Mate. t. The regular annual convention of tb B State Editorial association will be bold Tor-cka February 9-10. Th state convention of councllmen an mayors at Fort Scott last week Indorsed clt ownership of public utilities. A portrait of Alfred Gray has been prc seined to the State HUtorlcal society. Al fred Grt-y was the first secretary of th " .tatt < board of Agriculture of Kansas. , ' Captain Klrlh Charlesworth of Bslolt. ' veteran of ! ) > rlvl' ar "ho cnviT' n'i ' " a company of volunteers the past summei e wishes to he appointed comuiuuder of th t. Siililliira' homo at Dt , < Jio CUy. Drox L Shooman Is as proud of his dog In his Christ mas stocking as you would be with a pair of our men's winter tnn shoes on your feet -there Is an nwful lot In feelIng - Ing Just right yourself and these win ter tans make a man feel right they're a neat dressy shoe that can be worn on all occasions Genuine Kussla tan with heavy double eoles keep your feet dry and warm the new round toes but the best feature of all Is the price that's only ? 3.50 you would never expect to get such a shoe for less than ? 5.00. Drexel Shoe Co. , Omaha' * Up-lo-dat * Ihoe HOBS * . 1419 FARNAM STREET Keep Your Eye on the Papers We haven't said much about pianos the last week we've been so busy with Christmas selling but we'ngoing to startle the piano world one of these days It's when you have such Instru ments as the Klmball Knabc Kren- Ich & Bach Uallct & Davis and Hospe that you can make piano buyers we've over n dozen other makes not so well known as these but what you get here will be just as represented New pianos for $25 cash and $10 a month just like paying rent A. HOSPE , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. YDLETIDE SEASON IN LONDON Gold Snap Helps Bring the Cheer in Muggy English Metropolis. CAB DRIVER'S ' GREAT FRIEND IS MOURNED Bcqnet * of Baron Rothschild and Lord Ivena-h Attract Attention ChrUtmnitldc Entertaining 1m Lavish. ( Copyright , 1898 , by Associated Press. ) LONDON , Dec. 24. Muggy December is ' winding up with a cold snap which promises a seasonable Yuletide. The London bus drivers lost a friend In the late Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild , who presented every driver and conductor with j a brace of pheasants and bottle of wine at | Christmas. The drivers made a demonstra- lon on Thursday , the day of the funeral ot ' Baron de Rothschild , expressing their sym- athy with the deceased by fastening on heir whips the baron's racing colors , amber and dark blue , the ribbons being tied with , a slip of crepe. ' Baron de Rothschild left a fortune ot about 3,000,000 ( $10,000,000) ) and has made a generous gift to the nation by bequeathing o the British museum a magnificent collec- lon ot art treasures of the renaissance period and certain jewels , comprising some nest exquisite sixteenth century enamel and gold work and priceless examples ot weapons and armor. Lord Iveagh , whose munificent gift" of 250,000 ( $1,250,000) to the Jenner Instl- ute > , and who proposes to expend a like amount In Improving a most unsanitary por- lon of Dublin , ls > reputed to be the richest Christian in the kingdom. It is estimated that he Is worth 14,000,000 ( $70,000,000) ) . lie gave 250,000 ( $1.250,000) ) in 1889 to erect dwellings for people of the working cines In London and Dublin. His present scheme Is to rebuild the Bull alley district of Dublin , Including the erection of work men's dwellings , a concert hall , reading rooms , baths and gymnasium. Lord Iveagh will execute the whole scheme at his own expense and will then place the property n the hands of trustees for the people. ChrlHtmaitlde Entertaining- . All society has flitted to the country eeata. where the guests are gathering for the .hrlstmas parties. The duke and duchess ot Devonshire are entertaining lavishly at 2hatsworth house , Derbyshire , where about 200 guests , Including Henry White , the United States charge d'affaires , and Mrs. White , and Lord George Hamilton , the sec retary of state for India , will sleep during he next fortnight. The duke and duchess of Marlborough have a large party of relatives and friends at Blenheim and their well stocked coverts will be shot over. Th Marlboroughs are negotiating for the pur chase of Sefton house , one of the largest mansions in London. It Is adapted for en- .ertalnlng on a generous scale. The duchess of Marlborough distributed the prizes at th Girls' High school at Oxford this week. The prince of Wales has a house party nt Sandrlngham , but it Is very quiet , owing to the fait of the princess being in mourning and the loss of two of the prince's best friends. Christopher Sykca and the late Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. Mr. Sykcs , who Inherited an Immense fortune , prac tically ruined himself In "going the pace" with the prtnco of Wales. Queen Victoria will spend Christmas at Osborne house , Isle Wight , In the old-fashioned way. A royal beef , sent spcridlly from Windsor castle , will adorn the sideboard of the royal dining room , flanked by the time-honored boar's head and game pie. There Is considerable bitterness In French royalist circles because the queen has not entertained the duke and duchess of Orleans , who are now In England , although her ma jesty has received a broad hint from the court at Vienna that such an Invitation would be particularly accepted at the present moment. Queen Victoria , however , \vhllo she had a great regards for the late count of Paris , does not llko his son. Moreover , in view of the present royalist Intrigues In France , her majesty has avoided special attention to French royalists from political motives. There was a largo gathering at Westmin ister town hall on Wednesday to witness the marriage of Stanton Colt , lecturer of the West London Ethical society , and formerly of New York City , to Adele Wetzlar. An "Ethical ceremony was performed by Frederick Morrison Immediately after the civil ceremony. The ball was decorated with plants and flowers , but the congrega tion was soberly attired. Mr. Harrison de livered an address on "Ethical Ideal ol Wedlock. " The home secretary ° thls week released an other Fenian , Terence McDermott , one ol the Glasgow dynamiters who was sentenced to Imprisonment for life at penal servitude In 1883. He does not appear to by any the worse for his punishment , and says he hat dona with dynamiting and will start In life afresh with the few pounds he earned In prison. Advices from the Vatican say the assist ant librarian , Abbe Luzzl , has unearthed t number of Important doun > ents bearing upot Spanish domination in America and espe cially In Cuba. They will be published and richly bound coplca of the books will be sent to the queen regent of Spain and tc President McKlnley , though this latter acl of cortesy Is not viewed with favor by many prelates , who are endeavoring to prevent It. Abbe Luzzl also found among the archives Galileo's original manuscript treatise on the tides , which differs from the usual text. Prince * * Louise' * Snd Ending. Sad news has been received regarding the condition of Princess Louise ot Coburg , daughter of the king of the Belgians , whoso name figured In a painful scandal during the early part ot the year and who has since been confined in a private asylum In Austria. The princess , who was married to Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha , eloped with Lieutenant Mattachlch-Keglevltch In the latter part of January last. The prince later fought a duel with the lieutenant with pistols and then with swords and wast severely wounded In the right arm. He subsequently took steps to obtain a divorce from the princess. The mind of the princess is steadily giving way and there Is now- little hope of her ever regaining her Intellect. The king of Italy will receive a curious Christmas greeting In the shape of 400,000 post cards , praying for amnesty for the po litical prisoners convicted In connection with the recent troubles In Italy. The signers are sympathizers with the prisoners and they have subscribed to a monster pe tition to parliament in the same sense. The post cards bear the portraits of the Impris oned deputies and editors and will reach the king on Christmas morning. The Sheffield Independent announces "on the highest authority , " that the duke of York will not go to the United States In 1893 , contrary to reports that he might do so. so.WIFE WIFE MURDERER IS LYNCHED First HanvjInK In History of County Accomplished Quietly by a Band of Citizen * . SCOTTSBURG , Ind. , Dec. 24. A lynching took place here early today and the proceed ing was so quiet that few ot the residents knew of the occurrence. Marlon Tyler was the victim. Tyler had been In jail for several weeks , the result of an attempt on his part to kill his wife. Shortly after midnight a masked mob was formed. They hurried to the sheriff's residence in the jail , called htm by name , and covering him and his sons with guns , the leader demanded : "Turn over the keys to the jail. " The demand was promptly re fused , but the mob became so threatening and determined that the sheriff and hla fmally were frightened Into telling where the keys could be found. The mob took them , went to the jail , where they secured their prisoner and hanged him. On November 7 last Tyler shot and seriously wounded his wife and then made an Ineffectual attempt at suicide. His last trial was to have taken place January 13. The coroner's Inquest will take place oMn- day. day.This This Is the first hanging In the history of Scott county , either lawful or by lynchers. Tyler's parents , residing at McLesnsboro , 111. , wens notified. i Now Church Await * Illnhop. 1 ABERDEEN. 8. D. . Dec. 24. ( Speclal.- ) The dedication of the new Catholic church will have to be postponed until some time ' In January , owing to the absence of Bishop O'Gonnan from the state. The church Is a beautiful structure , costing over 112,000 , and Is nearly completed. Toys for thi Chlldnn But stoves for everybody wo want to tell you a secret wo linvo only three (3) ( ) Jewel litMtlziK stoves In our store there Is no use In our describing them for tlio world knows what n Jewel Stove Is lint we're going to sell them so Monday morning early you come to the store look nt the ntoves make us nn offer If it Isn't enough why we won't let you have them but you're pretty sure 'to offer us n price wo will take suppose you try It anyway. A. C. Raymer , WE DKUVEH YOUR PURCHASE. 1514 hurnam Street. A Merry Christmas We arc happy and we want every body else to be we have had a good trade better than ever before yet In spite of all that , we have cameras to well every kind of a camera that wo can recommend or that you would want bring In your dims and plates we will be In shape this week to de velop and print them for you do It promptly and give you the best work to be had we offer the free use of our dark rooms and burnishers to our cus tomers and Invite you early and often. TheAloe&PenfoldCo A at r Phot * 1408 Fsrnam Street. Futon HoUL CHECK ON SPAIN'S ' THICKER ! Attempt to Transfer Title of Public * Property to Private Parties. AMERICANS HAVE A LIST OF IT ALL Trnnfcr * Arc Not to De Recognised a * Valid , bat Property Will Be Turaed Over to tlt Cuban * . NEW YORK , Dec. 24. The World pub lishes the following Interview with Rear Ad miral Sampson regarding the work of the Cuban evacuation commission , of which he was a member : "Its work Is practically com plete. We have reached a satisfactory agree ment upon al points except one , which I confess is likely to lead to considerable future trouble , but will not lead to a re newal ot hostilities. The committee was carefully Instructed by the government to take a complete Inventory ot every piece of i crown property upon which just claim could bo laid. This was to extend to every prov ince. Not a foot of land that formerly be longed to Spain was to be overlooked. We had our own source of Information , and im mediately on arrival took occasion to secure the originate or authentic copies of certain records. When , however , we asked th Cpan- Ish representatives upon the commission for such an Inventory , we were told that it had been carefully made and sent to the peace congress at Paris. Wo demanded a copy , which no doubt tbo Spaniards in Havana could easily have furnished. We waited two weeks , but never received it. There is every reason to believe that the Spaniard ! had instructions from Madrid not to give it to us. This was an act of bad faith. Trouble Is sure to arise out of this matter because the United States will never budge an inch. " "In what way did they attempt to bide the existence of the crown property ? " was asked. "Much of It and many of the buildings have been recenti'y transferred to private In dividuals and corporations , especially re ligious corporations. This underhand work began some time ago ; but most of it has been done since the surrender ot Santiago. Such sales are not valid. " "What were the facts at Santiago ? " was then asked. "They were very different from the repre sentations made at the time of the surren der , " replied the rear admiral. "For exam ple , General Wood was toM that the Span ish government absolutely owned no prop erty in Santiago except the naval hospital. It was asserted that all the other govern ment buildings , even the custom house and the palace of the governor of the province , wcro Teased from private Individual * . This was untrue. The attempt to swindle the Cubans out of their just rights was too flimsy to bo overlooked by the United States as the custodians ot their interesti. The commission Is In postenlon of most of the original records and no fear need bo felt that trickery of this kind will succeed. " Trial nn Unannnl Charge. ABERDEEN , S. D. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) In the case of the Frederick parties charged with shooting hqrses , a change of venue has Merry Kmas and a Hew Year and HENRY COPLEY , 215 South 16th St. WARES OF GOLD AND SILVER. been taken and the case continued until December 28. Mr. Petrlc , who , It Is clajmed , did the shooting under instructions from A. E. Sykes , has fled from the county to avoid arrest. Sykea Is under bonds to appear at the examination. Montana Sheriff Murdered. ST. PAUL , Dc. 24. A Qlendtve. Mont. , special to the Dispatch says : Domlnlck Cavanaugb , sheriff of Dawson county , was murdered here during lost night. Hit body waa found In the rear of the county building , where be resided. The broken skull and In dentations on the hat and back of the head Indicate a blow from behind. There Is no clew > to the murderer. Osteopathy. 515 N. Y. Life Building. TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST Pair 8kle * and Northwesterly Winds , Becoming Variable , the Pore * cant for Nebraska and Iowa. WASHINGTON , Dec. 24. Forecast for Sunday : For Nebraska and Iowa Fair ; northwest erly winds , becoming variable. For South Dakota Threatening weather ; variable winds. For Missouri and Kansas Fair ; westerly winds. For Colorado and Wyoming Fair ; variable winds. Local Record. OFFICE OF Tire WEATHER BUREAU. 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