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TILE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TITtTRSDAY , JULY 13 , 1890.
MORE FUSION FRAUD SHOWN Additional Crooked Work in the Counting of Ballots is Revealed. HEDLUND TURNS ON THE SEARCHLIGHT l/nlcnniti Informed of the Prnniln , hut DOCK .VnthliiK to Stop Them I'ro- tcMii Prove to He ofo Avnll. LINCOLN , Juno 12. ( Special. ) During the session of the legislative committee to day several facts were developed , one of which was that the secretary of state had repented of his action of yesterday and had concluded to Ignore the existence of the com mittee and would refuse to obey any sum mons sent him from that quarter. This was nil the more convenient on his part , as the committee had shown nn anxiety to get a eight of the talley sheets of the famous re count commission and the state house people nro known to be Just as anxious to prevent the documents from being seen by the pub- Jlc. Hence It was no surprise when the nccrctary of ctato refused to produce the telltale papers. The testimony during the forenoon session tended to corroborate the startling story told yesterday by E. L. Simons. Some facts regarding the Holcomb house rent deal also were brought out , the moit Important being that the money was drawn by the governor three months In advance , at the rate of $60 per month for the house and that the governor had been very reluctant to swear to the vouchers upon which the money was drawn , P. 0. Hcdlund , formerly deputy state aud itor and member of the recount commission , took the stand this morning and corroborated the evidence given yesterday by Simons. Mr. Ucdlund added a few Inter esting details not heretofore brought out and stated that to his positive knowledge thousands of ballots had been remarked by the commission to favor the supreme court amendment and that they vero counted In before the Ink had time to dry. Ho nlro testified that In a number of counties the vote was essayed from the number shown on the poll books. Ho fald ho protested repeatedly against this fraud , but his objections were always overruled. The remarking of the ballots , Mr. Blcdlund testified , was carried on for several days when the populists and democrats on itho commission decided that the plan was Inconvenient and frum then nearly all the ballots , whether marked either for or ngalnst the amendment , were counted as being In favor of Its adoption. Several Instances were cited where gains of a thousand and more were recorded by the commission , despite the protest of the republican members. IIoluniiih'M HOIINC Ilctit. Mr. Hcdlund also testified concerning the Issuance of warrants for house rent to Gov ernor Holcomb on vouchers that were not properly drawn and sworn to. Ho was kept on the stand nearly all the morning nnd at the conclusion of his testimony the committee adjourned until 1 o'clock this afternoon. Subpoenas were Issued this morning for ex-Governor Holcomb , Secretary of State Tortcr and se\eral other men connected with the recount fraud. These papers were given to Clark Uoblnson of Fremont to be served and a thorough search revealed the fact that all of the men subpoenaed except Secretary 3'orter had 'left the city. The committee met ngaln this afternoon , but no business was transacted , an adjournment tc ng taken until next Monday. Secretary Porter received the subpoena Issued for him at his office In the state house early this morning , but he re fused .to recognize Eh'e nuttiorlty bf the com mittee and failed to appear at the appointed time. time.When When the investigation of the recount fraud was resumed this morning none of the elate house crowd were present. The examin ation was conducted by James H. Van Dusea. Mr. Hedlund first testified that he was Heputy state auditor while Silas A. Holcomb was governor. In answer to dlre > : t questions ho stated certain vouchers purporting to be for house rent and drawn In favor of Hol comb and others , were flle < l In the office. He exhibited copies of all vouchers drawn ngalnst that account and allowed by the auditor. Thsse vouchers were as follows : May. 1593 , Anna C. Crandall , for three months SO.OO July , 1S93. Anna C. Crandall , for three months 1SO.OO September , 1893 , Silas A. Holcomb , 17 house rent 150.00 March. 1S96 , Silas A. Holeomb , house rent 350.00 December , IbDfi , Silas A. Holcomb , hous e rent 300.00 lAiiRUst. 1S9V , Silas A. Holcomb. house rent 120.00 December , 1S"J7 , Silas A. Holcomb , house Tent 360.00 Slay. 159S. Silas A. Holcomb , house rent 2oO.OO August , 1S9S , Silas A. Holcomb , house rent ' 100.00 December , 189S , Sl'.as A. Holcomb , hoiifo rent 200.00 January 6. 1SDD , SlUs A. Holcomb. house rent S3.30 The first warrant for house rent Issued on that account was on a voucher drawn up In regular form and properly sworn to. The second voucher , Instead of being sworn to by the person making the claim , was signed by Mr. Craudull , thu claimant's husband. The third voucher , In favor of Silas A. Hol comb , was Irregular In that the governor had faifrd to sign the oath required. The voucher was presented by Denton Maret , Governor Holcomb's private secretary. It had been prepared In the governor's office and Mr. Hcdlund testified that bo refused 1o Usuo the warrant. Marct took the war rant back to Holcomb nnd the latter con ferred with Kugeno Moore , then auditor , the result of the conference being that Hedlund was ordered by the auditor to Issue the warrant. Mr. Hcdlund here explained that H was customary to make out all vouchers In the auditor's office. The voucher dated September 3 , for J350 , was similar to the preceding one , except It had been drawn tip In the auditor's office. The oath was not signed , Mr. Hedlund said ho knew of no other cases where warrants were Issued without the vouchers being sworn to except for stated salaries under the constitution. Some of the other vouchers for house rent were sworn to , but nearly all were not. The legislature appropriated $1,500 for house rent for the governor for two years , nnd all but $300 of this amount , Mr. Hedhiud stated , had been drawn out. Itecoiiiit Communion , The witness was then closely questioned by Mr. Van Dusen concerning the recent commission of which ho was a member. This commission consisted of seven men , three of whom were populists , two democrats and two were republicans. Mr. Ilcdlund nnd Mr. Dlake acted as clerks. Mr. Hcdlund stated that very soon after the recount commenced'he noticed that ballots h.id been changed In large numbers. On tome of the ballots the Ink was yet green. All that had been changed , ho said , were counted In favor of the amendment. A resolution was passed when the commission first met providing that doubtful votes should be counted as favoring the amendment. Mr. Hedlund tried to se cure the adoption of a resolution admitting reporters to the sessions of the committee , but afl members voted against It but himself and Mr. Hoes. Spectators were uot allowed in the room while the recount was going on and reporters were debarred , Mr. Hcdlund explained how the ballots were marked by the commission. Whenever a cross was found opposite the word "No" a. similar cross would be written In opposite the word "Yes" and also opposite the su preme court amendment. When the time to count these ballots came they would , of course , be called as being for the amend ment. The witness said he did not discover until that time that the passage of the resolution elution concerning the doubtful votes was necessary , as under It all such votes couM easily be counted as favoring the adoption of the Amendment. On many ballots that were originally marked with a cross opposite the "No" there appeared a cross opposite the word "Yes" without any mark whatever next to the amendment. The counters decided that all such votes should be declared affirm ative. The witness said he occupied a chair about cleat feet from the counter , but he could readily sec how the votes were belnc mis counted. He reached across the table sev eral times and picked up some of the re marked ballots and objected to their being counted. These protests were given no at tention. Ho said no ono but himself en tered a protest , Mr. Hcdlund stated that thousands of bal lots that had been voted blank so far as the amendments were concerned were marked to favor the particular one In which the populists were most Interested. "It was plain to see , " said Mr. Hedlund , "that hundreds of the ballots counted had never been In a ballot box at all. They had never been folded. The commission conducted the recount In this way for three or four days and then adopted another rule that made their work much easier. After that , Instead of re-marking the ballots , they called all or nearly all of them In favor of the amendment , whatever way they were marked. This plan did away with the nec essary night work. "Did you meekly submit to this manner of conducting the count ? " asked Mr. Van Duscn. Protentn of Jfo Avntl. "No , sir. I protested , but It was of no use. By that time I had worked up at the table and could easily see that ycsscs were counted very rapidly by simply turning over the corners of the ballots. I made no more protests after that , as I had made up my mind to report to the governor. I called his attention to the fraud on the ballots , that thousands of ballots bad been changed and that thousands of blank votes were counted as favoring the amendment. The governor took no action on my report. The commission enjoined the day I filed the report , but the governor could have ordered an Investigation If he had chosen. "In Hall county about SOO votes were added to the vote proper , " continued Mr. Hedlund. "The' commission registered about 2,424 affirmative rotes , whllo the judges of that county certified that only 1,600 had been cast. Similar changes were made In the Hall county vote. " Following Is the subpoena Issued to Sec retary of State Porter this morning : To W. F. Porter : You are hereby com manded to bo and appear , before the senate Investigating committee 'duly appointed at the twenty-sixth session of the senate of the state of Nebraska at the room known as the "ordinary" on the second floor of the Lincoln hotel In the city of Lincoln , county of Lancaster and state of Nebraska , on the 12th day of July , A. D. , 1893 , at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. , there to give evi dence touching tbe conduct of the office of secretary of state of the state of Nebraska , nnd you are further commanded to have with you there at said time and place the tally sheets made by the governor's recount commission under an act of the legislature of 1S97 , of which commission you were an ex-officlo member and custodian of the bal lots and records of said commission ; also the tally sheets made by the legislative re count commission appointed by the legis lature of the state of Nebraska , session of 1897. You will also have with you and produce at said time and place the re port made by the legislative recount com mission and fired In your office as secretary of state. This you will not omit under penalty of the law. Given under our hands this , the 12th day of July , A. D. . 1898. F. N. PROUT. J. H. VAN DUSEN. JACOB ROCKB , Committee. Adjourn * Over to Monday. After a short forenoon session the' com mittee took an adjournment to afternoon and from then over to Monday. In the meantime the services of Judge Allen Field have been secured to assist In the exam ination of witnesses , and It Is expected that the sessions of next week will be lively ones' , especially If attachments are served on the unwilling witnesses to compel their attendance. Although Mr. Porter based his- refusal to appear before the committee on tbo grounds that the committee has no right to compel him to bring public documents outside of his office , he refused this after noon to show to reporters the tally sheets used by the recount commission , stating that he did not know whether they were In existence or not. Plans were submitted to the Board of Public * Lands and Buildings this afternoon fcr several of the new state buildings. In cluding the addition to the deaf and dumb Institution at Omaha , an addition to the hospital at Mllford and new wings for the atylums at Lincoln and Hastings. The application of the Northern Life As surance association for permission to organ ize a State Board of Reference Agents has been taken under advisement by Governor Poynter as Insurance commissioner. This application was refused by Deputy Commis sioner Bryant several days ago. Argument was made In support of application this afternoon. The Board of Regents of the State uni versity met here this evening and accepted the resignation of Chancellor George E. MacLean , dated to take effect August 1. The board , In executive session , discussed plans of procedure to be followed In choosing his successor , but no definite action regarding the matter was taken. Another meeting will be held tomorrow morning at which an actIng - Ing chancellor for the ensuing year will prob. ably bo elected. SOMI3 NOVEL PROPOSITIONS l.V LAW. of n Wife for Her IIiiHhniid'N Property nt Fremont. FREMONT , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) A case has been on trial In the district court for the last two days Involving some some what novel propositions of law. George Kern suddenly disappeared from his home In the western part of the county In November , 1891 , and has not been heard of since , His property was mortgaged and there were rumors that a part of It had been sold. About a year ago ho Inherited considerable property and as soon as ho bad been absent seven years his wife , Anna Kern , made application to the county court for her appointment as administratrix of his estate , alleging that , not having been heard from for seven years , he was legally dead. The application was resisted by some of his creditors , who at once commenced attachment proceedings , levying on some land , The county court decided In favor , of Mrs. Kern and the crod- Itora took on appeal to tbe district court. Last evening the jury brought In a ver dict In nor favor. The creditors claimed that Kern left to avoid prosecution for the crime of selling mortgaged property and that , therefore , the presumption of death on account of seven years' absence did not apply. In the district court yesterday afternoon "Jumbo" Russcl , who was charged with holding up W. F. Glllogly and relieving him of $17.00 , entered a plea of guilty to the charge of petit larceny and was given a jail sentence of thirty days. The complain ing witness was pretty drunk when he lost his money and his story was not corrob orated by anyone , Heiiulillenn Convention , LEXINGTON , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) The Dawson county republican central committee has just held a meeting in this city , and among other Important business passed was a resolution Inviting and urging upon the republican central committee of the Sixth congresilonal district to call tbe congressional republican convention for Lex- tngton. Also the committee of the judicial district to call the republican convention of the Twelfth judicial district at this place. The great tripartite conglomerations have called their conventions of similar charac ter for our enterprising little city , and it would be the proper caper for the repub licans to do the same thing. Lexington now has ample hotel and hall accommodations , Is most centrally located , and nothing would bo more- appropriate than the holding of these Important meetings at this place. GOVERNOR SETS HIM FREE Sentence of Ole Aiulernoii , Convicted of "Wife Murder Mnrch .11 , 1SST , IN Commuted. AINSWORTH , Neb. , July 12. ( Special Telegram. ) County Clerk Smith lias re ceived official notification of the commuta tion of the sentence of Olc Anderson from Imprisonment for life to fifteen years , one month and eight days , which with good tlmo released him from prison on the 4th of this month. The history of the case Is as follow : On the 31st day of March , 1887 , Ole An derson , living In the southeast part of what was then Brown county , but later partitioned off as Rock county , was arrested for the murder of his wlfo which occurred a few days previous. Ho was tried and on the 20th day of February , 1889 , after nearly two years had passed , was convicted and sen tenced to be hanged. His sentence was after ward commuted to Imprisonment for life. The murder was most foul , Anderson brainIng - Ing his wife with a bucket and afterwards hiding the body In nn old well where It was found. On the 3rd of this month Governor Poynter "for good and sufficient reasons" commuted the sentence as above , making Anderson a free man. There la a good deal of dissatisfaction over the gov ernor's action and It will be widespread when It becomes more generally known. No Intimation was given our people eo far ns known , that any effort was being made to pardon Anderson and the news will come as a shock to our Justice-loving people who fec-1 that such work Is a bid for the court of Judge Lynch to sit in judgment hereafter. TWO LITTLE CHILDREN DROWN " Took a Plnnifc Into the Cotton- wooil nnd Never Ciimc Up Alive. ROSELAND , Neb. , July 12. ( Special Tele gram. ) Yesterday afternoon as Mr. and Mrs. Jacopltz were out plowing corn , two of the children were drowned In the Cottonwood - wood , northwest of town. The parents sent their 7 and 9-year-old son and daughter U the house after some fresh water. It was so hot and the Cottonwood , that flowed only a few rods from the house , was so refresh ing , the children dived down into the creek Just as they had seen two boys do the day before , never to be seen alive again. G. A. II. Reunion. PLAINVIEW , Neb. , July 12. ( Special Tel egram. ) The Northeast Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic reunion witnessed an attendance of at least 4,000 people. The rain in the aftcronon Interfered somewhat In the enjoyment , but the crowd was goodnatured and the big pavilion and large number of tents afforded shelter. The program was well carried out as follows : Six a. m. , revllle ; 9 a. m. , register of states and presentation of credentials of del egates to district encampment ; 9:30 : a. m. , band concert ; 10 a. m. , old soldiers' experi ence meeting , Ted by T. _ B. Horton , district senior vice commander ; 1:30 : p. m. , annual Northeast Nebraska Reunion district en campment will meet at Grand Army of the Republic hall ; 2 p. m. , concert ; 2:30 : p. m. , children's patriotic meeting , with singing led by the Osmond Chorus choir- and - addresses dresses by Colonel J. Wesley Tucker of Val entino and others ; 4 p. m. , Murphy Bros. ' balloon ascension and parachute leap ; 7:30 : p. m. , band concert ; 8 p. m. , campflre ad dresses by Colonel Simpson of Norfolk and others. Singing was furnished by the mu sical talent of Osmond under direction of Mrs. D. W. Wood. It was voted to hotd the reunion at Pierce next year. nicyclci Stir Up Norfolk. NORFOLK , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Norfolk is all stirred up over the bicycle ordinance. A few months ago the bicycle club presented a petition to the city coun cil asking that an ordinance be passed giv ing wheelmen the right of sidewalks In muddy weather. Ths request was com plied with and an ordinance passed. But the ordinance has been constantly violated and the mayor and city council defied and challenged to enforce tbe ordinance If they dare. Up to the present time only three arrests have been made two boys and one man , the complaining witness being a private citizen. The mayor and police force have made no attempt to enforce the ordinance and the sentiment appears to be in favor of a repeal of the sidewalk privil ege. Elkhorn Vnllcy Medlcnl Society. NORFOLK , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) The semi-annual meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Medical association closed an Inter esting session here last evening. Tbe meetIng - Ing was tbe largest ever held by the as sociation , thirty-three members being pres ent and nine new ones admitted. The meeting was confined to the reading of papers and discussion of questions of In terest to the profession. At the close of th .session the members were tendered a reception at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Bear. Frenkn of the YORK , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) While In the act of closing windows during a small thunder storm yesterday afternoon Mrs. Jen nie McLaughton was stunned and found un conscious shortly after. The lightning struck the window frame and sash , tearing and splintering the wood. Mrs. McLaughlln Is still In a precarious condition. During the same storm lightning struck a fine , large tree In the yard of W. L. Llnch , splintering tbe tree and killing nearly all of Mr , Linen's chickens , that had gathered under the tree. LoNeit nn 13ye. ALLIANCE , Neb. , July 12. ( Special Tel egram. ) Lee Young lost the sight of one eye and Is disfigured for life as the result of a premature explosion while blasting last evening at McShano's grading camp , twenty- five miles out on the new line. He was di rectly over It when the charge exploded , William Bales was burled here today , be ing brought from Gillette , Wyo. He drank horse medicine In the night , supposing It was whisky , and tbe poison caused bis death. Wood Hlver Crt'innery In Operation , WOOD RIVER , Neb. , July 12. ( Special , ) The Wood River Creamery plant , which has been lying Idle for nearly a year past , has been leased by tbe Longmount Creamery company of Denver and Is now operating dally. The outlook is good for a prosperous business. The company finds a good market for their creamery product in the mountain states. MimniiH Elect Ofllerr * . PLATTSMOUTH. Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Plattsmoutb lodge , No , 6 , Ancient Free and Accepted Masons , has elected and Installed the following named officers for the ensuing year : W. M. , H. J. Helps ; S. W , , Adam Kurtz ; J. W , , Michael Archer ; S , D. , S. C. Wilde ; J , D. , C. S. Manchester ; S. , Joseph F. Lake ; T. , A. W , White. I ) re * * Cnittfht Fire from the Stove , SYRACUSE , Neb. , July 12. ( Special , ) Mrs. L. E. George was seriously burned yesterday. She was preparing something to eat for her husband vto waa tick in bed , and vaa calleJ away from her work for . few moments. On her return the Muff had boiled over and was In flames. Mrs. George attempted to remove the mess from the steve when her dress took fire and burned her arms and face In a very painful manner. Nlnhrnrn Tribune Tnrnn Fnnton. N10BRARA , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) The NIobrara Tribune has been disposed of by W. H. Needham to George H. King , who will take possession August 1 , changing Its politics from that of republican to fusion. H is understood that Mr. Needham will re turn to Bloomfleld and take active manage ment of the Monitor. .John C. AVntucui Held for Trlnl. NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , July 12. ( Spcchl Telegram. ) The case of the state ngnlnst John C. Watson , who Is charged with with holding funds belonging to the Piano Man ufacturing company of Chicago , terminated this morning. County Judge Joyce held the defendant to answer to the charge In the district court. < Another Vnkery I.'nke , GRAND ISLAND. Neb. . July 12. ( Special. ) The statement In the World-Herald to the effect that Hall county was making an ex hibit at the exposition Is certainly Incor rect. Nothing Is known of the gathering of nny exhibit here , nor do the freight offices know of any carload of goods on the way , as reported. Humor * of n. iNcir Knllrond. NIOBRARA , Neb. , July 12. ( Special , ) Representative Crockett has been showing a Mr. Runncll , ono of the 'directors of a proposed railroad toward the Gulf , about this county , whoso business Is said to be that of an advising engineer for a company destined to some point on the Missouri river. Selln Liquor Without n I.leenae. HASTINGS , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Fred Goebcl , who was arrested In Junlata Monday night for selling liquor without a license , was brought before County Judge Bowen and bound over In the sum of J4CO to appear In the district court August 30. He furnished bond. Or nml Inland Ilcpnlillcnn I.enned. . GRAND ISLAND , July 12. ( Special. ) The Grand Island Republican will change bands next Monday , S. P. Mobley , who has been appointed deputy revenue collector at Manila , leasing the plant to N. Fodrca , a resident of this city and formerly an expert accountant. Modern "Woodmen to Picnic. NORFOLK , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) The first annual picnic of the Modern Woodmen of Madison county will be held at Battle Creek today. A special coach at tached to the westbound freight carried a number of Norfolk people to the picnic grounds. Ilottcnt liny nt Wymore. WYMORE , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Yesterday was the hottest day of the year In this city , the thermometer reaching 104 In the shade just before noon. There were no prostrations , .but many people who were In the fields were compelled to quit work. Hot n , Dccntiir. DECATUR , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Yesterday and today have been the hottest days of the season. The sky has been cloudless with scarcely a breeze stirring. The mercury reached 08 degrees In the shade during the hottest part of the day. lied Clond'n Telephone Service. RED CLOUD , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) Red Cloud has now a good telephone ser vice. The Nebraska Telephone company has Just completed the system and made connection today. They start with sixty-five instruments. . . _ DrenkH IJotn .iier Arms HASTINGS , Neb. , .July 12. ( Special. ) Monday Mre. M. Baugh fell from a very low place and broke both her arms. Brynn Dllled for Grcclcy. GREELEY , Neb. , July 12. ( Special. ) W. J. Bryan Is billed to speak here next Monday afternoon. TERMS OF THE MEXICAN LOAN J , p. Morunn & Co. Undertake to Flout the Grent Fiiiicllnu Scheme Ilnokx Open. NEW YORK , July 12. J. P. ( Morgan & Co. announce today the terms of the Mexi can gold loan of 1S99 , amounting to $110,095- 000 In American gold , $22,700,000 In the English equivalent and 463,080,000 In Ger man marks.- This Is the largest financial scheme ever undertaken by the Morgan houses and it is presumed that their fee will be largely In excess of $1,000,000 , which was their fee In several railroad re organizations. The Issue will be made simultaneously In Berlin , Frankfort , Amsterdam , London and New York. The subscription books will be opened at 10 o'clock thla morning and will remain open until September 1 , and the bonds will be made out to "bearer" and will bear 5 per cent Interest. The principal and Interest of the bonds are payable In gold , free from all present and future Mexican taxes , Tbe bonds are to bo Is sued at 99 % per cent of their par value , to gether with interest accrued from July 1 , 1S99 , to tlmo of payment , that Is $965.15 and Interest per bond of $970 or 200 , In announcing the loan , J , P. Morgan & Co. say : "Tho bonds or their proceeds are Intended exclusively to retire the exist ing foreign loans of the United States of Mexico , viz , : The 6 per cent loans of 1888 , 1890 and 1893 , and the 5 per cent Tchuante- pec loan heretofore Issued in London and Berlin. " GOLD FLOWS IN FROM NORTH Mlni-rn on Ilnnrd Ilnnihnlilt Ilrnch Seattle I.nilen with One Hun dred Thoimnuil Dnllnrn. SEATTLE , Wash. , July 12. The steamer Humboldt arrived from Alaska today with 150 passengers from Dawson , who added over $100,000 to the gold receipts from the Klon dike. Purser Charles Carroll is authority for the statement that nearly $80,000 was In the Humboldt's treasure box. It was distrib uted among the following Individuals : E. M. Daulby , $10,000 ; Frank Wright , $10,000 ; Mrs. W , n. Folsom , $2,600 ; M , Wright , $8,000 ; J , N. Peterson , $4,500 ; 0. M. Ollbert , $2,600 ; F. H. Vlndlg , $1,800 ; P. R. Presser , $6,000. In addition to the Dawson gold Purser Carroll hud consigned to him $4,700 in gofd bullion from Juncau. NOW AN ACCOMPLISHED FACT AVrltliiR- Paper Co nib I in ; AV11I Take 111 One of tilt ; Appletim ( \VU. ) , MillH. MILWAUKEE , Wls. , July 12 , An Evening Wisconsin special from Appleton , \Vie. , eays : The writing paper combine IB now an ac complished fact , directly on the lines of the original proposition that the number of'mills In the combine will be much smaller than was at first anticipated and will only , as far as now announced , take In one of the Wis consin properties. This plant le that of the Shattuck & Babcock company at Depere , The price paid for this properly Is not an nounced , however. The company has been incorporated with a capitalization of J25- 000,000 and $17,000,000 will be Issued In bonds. The officers of the company will be at Springfield , Maes. De Witt's Little Early Risers benefit per manently. They lend gentle assistance to nature , causing no pains or weakness , per manently curing conjugation and liver all- menta. TO CARE FOR INSANE INDIANS Federal Government to Build an Insane Asylnir for Red Men at Oanton , 8. D. TO COST FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS The Only InMltiitlnn In the I'lillci ] SIn ten for the Sole Hour-fit _ _ nml Cnrc of Innnnc , j , Iiiiltniii. SIOUX PALLS , S. D. , July 12. ( Special. ) Architect Charles of Menomlnee , WIs. , who was selected by Commissioner Jones ol the United States Indian bureau to Inspcci the Bite for the Indian Insane asylum to be constructed by the government at Canton , this state , nnd prepare plans ( or the buildIng - Ing , announces that the plans wilt be com plete so that work upon the new building can commence In about thirty days. This structure , for which congress at Its fast session appropriated the sum of $42,000 , with an additional $3,000 for the purchase of suitable grounds , will be unique In that It will bo the only asylum In the United States for the solo benefit and cnro of In sane Indians. The insane- and Idiotic Indians of the United States are distributed as follows : South Dakota Slsscton agency , three In sane Indians ; Cheyenne Iltver agency , five Insane ; Pine Hldge agency , one Insane ; Ucsa- bud agency , two Insane. Utah Unltah and Ouray agency , two harmless Insane Indians. Kansas Pottawatomle agency , two partly Idiotic , California Mission agency , seven Insane. Oklahoma Ponca agency , one In sane. Wyoming Shoshone agency , three In sane. Minnesota Whlto Earth agency , eight Insane. New Mexico Mescalero agency , one- who claims to bo Insane. North Dakota Fort Derthold agency , three Insane ; Stand ing Ilock agency , one Insane. Montana Crow agency reports a few Indians ( number not given ) slightly Insane ; Brackfcet agency , for Insane ; Flathcad agency , seven Insane Indians , with an additional patient confined In the state asylum. Indian Territory Qua- paw agency , six harmless Idiots. Wisconsin La Polnte agency , two Insane and three harmless Idiots. Iowa Sac and Vox. agency , three cases of Insanity In the past , three years , one patient having since died. Oregon gen Slletz agency , one Insane ; Warm Springs agency , ono Indian mentally de ranged. WOIIKIXG HOUUS A KB INCREASED. Ilnllrnnil Simp * nt Cheyenne Return to -Mile-Hour Day. CHEYENNE. Wyo. , July 12. ( Special. ) The working time of the employes of the Union Pacific shops In this city has been Increased from forty hours , five days per week to forty-flve liours , five and one-half days. Heretofore the shopmen have worked flve eight-hour days per week , and the In crease which gives them nine hours work per day and half of Saturday , Is hailed with delight. The Increase effects about 500 men. men.Yesterday Yesterday officials of the Union Pacific gave the new 1500-claes engines a thorough test between this city and Sidney , Neb. A train of fifty Rodger ballast cars loaded with Sherman gravel was made up and one of the 1600s coupled on. It was expected that the big- locomotive would easily haul the train up Archer hill eight miles east of Cheyenne , but In this the officials were disappointed , the load being too heavy. It was claimed for the 1500 engine that It would haul sixty loaded cars of gravel. Supreme Conrt Opinion * . PIERRE , S. D. , July 12. Special Tele- .gram. . ) Opinions were handed down in the supreme court today In the following cases : By Fuller Louis Sorensen against Den Donahoe , > Mlnnehaha county , affirmed ; John C. Taylor against Peter Noyos , Moody county , affirmed. By Haney Black Hills Telegraph and Telephone Company against T. F. Mitchell and Thomas W. Thompson , Lawrence county , reversed. Petitions for rehearing were denied In the following cases : Congdon Hardware Com pany against Mining Company , LIscomb against Grlgeby , Tremey against Mortgage Company , Williams against Railway Com pany , Wylly against Grlsby. Arguments are being presented In the court today on an appeal from an order of the railway com mission ordering the Omaha Railway com pany to construct a depot at Farmer , In Hanson county. The state Insurance department Is pre paring vouchers which will be mailed to the various fire companies of the state tomor row , giving them the 2 per cent of insur ance premiums granted them under the law. WfiNliotilN in AV CHEYENNE , Wyo. , July 12. ( Special Telegram. ) Washouts on the main line of the Union Pacific west of Granger and on the Oregon Short Line between Granger and Montpeller are delaying all through trains today. Eastbound passenger train No. 4 , due here at 2 o'clock this afternoon , was delayed by the washout on the main line twelve hours. Eastbound train No , 2 , held by the Oregon Short Line washout , due here at 1 o'clock tomorrow morning , will be fifteen hours late. Few Southern Cattle Shipped \ortli. CHEYENNE , Wyo. . July 12. ( Special. ) Cattle shipments from Texas , New Mexico ice and other eouthern sections to the ranges1 of Wyoming , Montana , and the Dakotas have almost ceased. There have been 1,600 carloads of cattle tlilppcd this year and about 100 more cars are expected. This number Is about 600 carloads more than were shipped last year. Sever - Elt-t'trtpfil Storm. PIERRE , S. D. , July 12. ( Special Tele- gram. ) A terrific electrical storm visited this section of the state last night , bring ing two and one-half Inches of rain. The residence of S. R. Price of this city was struck and damaged. At Fort Pierre con siderable damage was done by wind. HOLD UP A PASSENGER TRAIN OfllclnlH Sny They Secured Nothing of Value Other * Tell 11 Dif ferent Story , TRINIDAD , Colo. , July 12. Southbound passenger train No. 1 on the Colorado & Southern railway , was robbed by four men at a point flve miles south of Folsom , N. M. The holdup occurred at 10:30 : o'clock last night at the same point at which the passenger train was held up lant Septem ber , After the train bad been brought to a standstill and the crew had been Intimi dated by guns , the robbers used dynamite with good effect , blowing open the sides of the express car. Superintendent Webb and the Well -Fargo express agent , Glover , both state positively that nothing was secured by the. robber * , Superintendent Webb left for the scene of the holdup on a special train , accompanied by officers with horses. He Is confident ho will be able to overtake the robbers. There were .but few passengers on the train , and they were not molested. As soon as the robbers had searched the express car they mounted horses , which were bitched near by , and firing , a few Ebnts to alarm trainmen and passengers fled without any attempt to go through the mall car. Parties here who claim to know say th.it there was a large amount of money In thu expresn safe , as well as valuable express matter , SMELTER MENARE TO TESTIFY _ Mnnnner Ornnt nnd I'nlnn Ofllclnl * Cnltril Iteforc Inilnntrlnl Coiiimlftftlon , DENVER , July II. Chairman James n Grant of the operating committee of the American Smelting and Refining company and the officers of the smelter men's union which ho has refused to recognise , will I * summoned before the sub-committee of the National Industrial commission , which meets here today to Investigate mining conditions In the west , nnd will be required to testify In open session In regard to the relations of capital to labor In the smelters , which nro now closed on account of the differences be tween the managers and the workmen aris ing under the new eight-hour law. The committee will hold dally sessions In Denver probably for a week. They will then go to Salt Lake City and after the sessions there are concluded will proceed to Wardnor Ida. , to Inquire Into the labor troubles there , John O. Ben. M. D. Ratchford nnd John L. Kennedy were the 'only members present at this morning's cession. The meeting was executive and was devoted solely to mapping out work for future sessions. Adjournment waa taken nt noon , tilt 2 o'clock. PACKING HOUSE STATISTICS Omnhn Continue * to Koritc to the Kront irlth n Goodly Nnm- her of CINCINNATI , July 12. ( Special Tele gram. ) Price Current says : There is some reduction in offerings of hogs , but current marketings continue to exceed those of the corresponding tlmo last year. Western packings are 403,000 for the week , compared with 400,000 the preceding week nnd 370,000 last year. From March 1 the total Is 8,115- 000 against 7SO,000 ! ) n year ago. Prominent places compare as follows : City. 1S99. 1S9S. Chicago . 2.4S3.0CW 2,650,000 Knnsns City . 1,045,000 1,140,000 Omaha. . SCO.OW 615,000 St. Louis . 660,001) 43 > ,000 Indianapolis . 43S.OW 3,000 Milwaukee . 4. 323,000 437,000 Cincinnati . 230.000 242,000 St. Joseph . 647,000 2S3.000 Otttlimvil . 242.000 C23.000 sioux city . 173.000 ir..ooo Nebraska City . WOOD 130,000 St. Paul . 126,000 124,000 A diseased stomach surely undermines health. It dulls the brain , kills energy , de stroys the nervous system and predisposes to Insanity and fatal diseases. All dyspeptic troubles are quickly cured by KodoF Dyspep sia Cure. It has cured thousands of casca and Is curing them every day. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Threatening : Weather Tvlth Showers for Todny rrlth Similar Condl- tloiiB for Tomorrow. WASHINGTON , July 12. Forecast for Thursday and Friday : For Nebraska Threatening weather nnd showers Thursday ; threatening weather Fri day : variable winds. For South Dakota Threatening Thursday ; partly cloudy Friday ; variable winds. For Iowa Threatening showers ; cooler Thursday ; threatening Friday ; variable winds. For Missouri Threatening Thursday ; probably threatening and cooler Friday ; va riable winds. For Kansas Threatening with showers and cooler Thursday ; threatening Friday ; variable winds. For Wyoming Threatening- weather Thursday ; variable winds ; fair Friday. Local Record. OFFICK OF THE WEATHER BUREAU , OMAHA , July 12. Omaha record of tem perature .and precipitation compared -with the corresponding day of the last three years : 1S99.169S. 1S37.1S9S. Maximum temperature . . S9 82 77 92 Minimum temperature . . . 72 63 67 70 Average temperature . . . . SO 72 67 81 Precipitation 00 .14 .00 .00 Record of temperature nnd precipitation at Omaha for this day and since March 1. 1S99 : Normal for the day SO Excess or deficiency for the day 0 Accumulated deficiency since 'March ' 1..270 Normal rainfall for the day 16 Inch Deficiency for the day 16 Inch Total rainfall since March 1 12.91 inches Deficiency since Mnroh 1 3.SO Inches Excess for cor. period , 1S9S 40 inch Deficiency for cor. period , 1897. . . . 4.C3 inches ItcportN from Stiitlniin nt S i > . 111. H acre STATIONS AND STATE OP WEATHER. Omaha , cloudy North .Platte , cloudy . . . . 3nlt Lake , partly cloudy. Cheyenne , clear ilapld City , clear Huron , cloudy Willlston , clear Chicago cloudy 3t. Louis , partly cloudy St. 'Paul ' , cloudy Davenport , cloudy Helena , cloudy [ Cunsas City , cloudy Havre , partly cloudy . . . . Bismarck , cloudy Galveston , partly cloudy T Indicates tiace of precipitation. LUCIUS A , WELSH , Local Forecast OfTlclal. COMES QUICKLY , Don't ' Have to Wait for Weeks , An Omaha Illustration , Waiting is discouraging. ' " Prompt action pleases everybody , A burden of the back Is a heavy weight Hard to 'bear ' day after day. Harder still year after year. Lifting weights , removing burdens , Brings appreciating responses , Omaha people tell of It. Tell how It can bo done. Tell of relief that's quick and euro. Hero is a case of it : Mrs. Kanudo Thompson , 808 Douglas street , says : "It is nearly twenty years since I first bad trouble with my back and ddncys , and in spite of all doctors and medicines could do , I gradually grow worse. There are very few people In my neigh- whood but what know how I suffered. Seeing Doan's Kidney Pills advertised I sent o Kuhn & Go's , Drug Store for a box. Af ter using it I found the pain In my back bad lassed away. I cannot use words strong > nough to express my opinion of Doan'e Kid ney Pills after what they did for mo when everything else had failed. " Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by all dealers. Price 50c. Mailed by Foster-Mil- burn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y. , sole agents for the U. S. Uemcmber the name , Doan's , and take no substitute. ' SL'MMUH UIJSOUTS. Summer Tours on Lake Michigan ! THE ELEGANT STEAMSHIP IY1MWI A I UU forpMManr Mrrlt. .iclnnltelr , aitku trl-wek | , lrl [ * for fh rlrili. Harbor Sprints , Uur Vltw , IVt..Lfj , MtirUlnoc I.lund , connecting for Vctrolt , llutr Io end l | Katltrn rolnli. LEAVES CHICAGO AS FOLLOWS ! TueiUa. m. Tliuri.llu.ui. fut. 4 . in. lake Michigan and Lake Superior Traniportitlon Co. OFFICE & DOCKS , fluih and N. Water Sti , . Chlciae. No Lady Would Do Such a Thing. No l.vly would take her watch when out of order , to the first person who ilis- playcd the sign " Watches Regulated and Hcrnired. " But she would carefully enquire for n man whose acknowledged ' skill entitled him to take in charge'the delicate mechanism. How much more careful should n woman be , when she herself is dlsor- denied , uot to entrust the delicate and complex mechanism of her being to the ' first man or woman who dlspl'ays the sign " Medical Advice Given. " Xo sign is to be trusted which Mys " Medical Advice Given " nnd stops there. Medi cal advice can be given only by a phy sician. An accredited physicinu'will put his title with his name. Suppose a sign reads , "Medical Advice Given by a Man. " What woman would not in stantly say , "The fact of being a man dpesu t qualify him to give medical ad vice. He must be n thysMan to do that. " But suppose the sign reads : " Medical Advice Given by a Woman. " Is not the fact just as patent that being n uvinan does not qualify her to give medical advice. The woman must bo a hysician to do lmt. Medical advice given by an unskilled woman is just as dangerous as if given by an unskilled man. In inviting sick and aijing woman to consult him by letter without charge , Dr. I'icrce points to an experience and practice of over thirty years , devoted specially to diseases peculiar to women. In that time Dr. I'icrce nnd his associate staff of medical specialists have success fully treated more than half a million women. All correspondence is treated as strictly private and sacredly confiden tial. Letters are promptly answered , and the answers are mailed in perfectly plain envelopes , without any printing upon them. Write without fee and without fear to Dr. R. V. Pierce , chief consult ing physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute , Buffalo , N. V. WHEN OTHERS PAlu . . .CONSULT. . . CTOR Scarlcs & Scarlcs OMAHA. OMAHA.NEB. NEB. Specialists In Nervous , Chronics Private Diseases I tf Afett and Women. We cuarautcc to cure alt ca n curable qf Catarrh , Ml Dticasct of Hit Ko > t. Threat , Cfit'Sr. Stomach , flon-tlt ajut lAvcr ; uvarocelt , cocclcpmli | $ , Gonorrhoea. Nervous Debilitu Middle Aacil anil Oltl .Men. Rlnnrl cjnrl QHn Diieascs , Sores , Spats , DIOOa alia OKU ! l-lmples. Scrofula , Tu mors , Tetter , Eczema , and lllood Poison , tjior- ouglily cleaitKed from the system ; also Wcatt- nes ot Organs , Inflammation , Ruptures , Piles , Fistula , etc. Pntormh Throat , Lungs , Liver , Dyspapsla OulQI I II and all bovrel and stomach troulllcs. i nrltnn C.ivcu careful and special attention L3QIC5 for all tlicir many ailments. WRITE y" troubles , if out of tlie city. Thousands cured at home by correspondence ! Dr. Searles & Searles. 119 S. 14th St. , Omaha. YOU SliOULJUE A MAN. Are you sick and dlscourag-cd ? Are you a -weak man or woman7 Inexperienced doctors may have been unable to help you " - with their drue treatment. Drugs will not cure they oppose nature. I treat all cases with. Electricity through tht. medium of my Electric Belt. I could give you drugs If I wanted to nnil make moro money. It does not cost n. I cent to write a pre scription ; but 1 could not give you drutf treatment and be honest. No matter Who has treated you and failed , If you want a natural , quick and lasting- cure , yu can have- it bythe - treatment of my Electric Belt a rapid , sure up-rlso to health , vigor and potency , you will feel the good effect nt o n c o perceptible impiovcment today , moro tomorrow. No hfplos ! wishing ; no anxious waiting ; each step clinched and riveted so that re lapses and backslld- ings are utter Impos sibilities. Electricity cannot fall as applied by Dr , Bennett's ' Electric Belt For the entire current penetrates ttie sys tem. Has soft , silken , chamols-cevered piwnco electrodes that cannot burn and bll/ter as do the bare metal electrodes lined on nil other makes of belts. Can be renewed for only 75 cents no other belt can be. renewed for any price and when burned out Is worthless. Guaranteed one year. Will permanently cure Ssxual Impotency - cy , Lost Manhood , Varlcocele , Sperma torrhoea , and all Sexual Weakness in , either BOX ; restore Shrunken or Undevelop ed Organs and Vitality ; cure Kidney , Liver nnd Bladder Trimbles , Chronic Con stipation , Dyspepsia , General and Nervous Debility , all Female Complaints , etc. My Belt can be renewed when burned out for only 70 onU no other belt ran be re newed for any price , nnd when burned out Is worthless. My Belt Is guaranteed one year , My Belt always cures , for the generous current of Electricity it furnishes gocn to the very root and seat of the trouble. The cures ore lasting. It will pay you to In vestigate. Take time by the forelock and never put oft a duty you oweto your self or another. Unit the evils of Ufa come from things deferred. The tlmo to begin treatment with my Electric Belt in whn you realize you have trespassed Nature's laws. Do not wall the Bevero penalty that Is euro to come. Ho wrlto to me today and In sacred confidence tell mo all. I will do more than help you to foreet It. Such troubla once fully cured soon rcase to be even memories. Don't tell your friends Friendship Is not always lasting. If you cannot call at my otilce wrlto fully and freely with the assurance that you're letter will be concealed from prying eyes , and I will jend you my book * , symptom blanks and literature In plain ! sea'ed envelope. Consultation nnd advice without cost. My Electrical Suspensory lor the cure of the various weaknesses of men KHISK to every male purchaser of ono of my Belts. Sold only by Dr. Bennett noons 2O nnd lit Doaiclai lllocfa and tftrnet - DoUffo * < $5.00 A MONTH. DR. McGREW. SPECIALIST , Trcils 11 Pormi ct DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF MEN ONLY. 22 Yew Fxperlence. 12 Ytanln Umihi. , EI.KCTKICIT ? and MKIHCAL Treatment _ MUii f comtilned.Varlrocele. Stricture , SjjiliilU , Lomof Vigor and Vitality. CntESfitUKAXTEKD. Cbarpe. low. 1IOME TIltVniK.NT. Hook , Coomluttou and Exam- nation rice. IJoiuf,8 n , m. to > ; 7 to8 p ni. Bundajr,9tol2. P O. Io7Ct. ) Olficf , N. K. Cer. Mill and t'arnam Strccli , OMAU A , HCli ,