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TUB OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , NOVEMBER 10 , 1899.
PROMISED TO LEE ilERDBAS Holeomb Makes Ants-Election Agreemen with Douglas County Heeler. CLERKSHIP OF THE SUPREME COURl Slcirr lit C'lrcnlnlrd nt Lincoln I Cortnln t'npnllntN , Hut IMmlntcn Contlnncn to Mnkr n Fifth ! for the Plner. LINCOLN , Nov. 15. ( Speclal.-In canncc tlon with the free-for-all race for the ap polntment of clerk of the supreme court t ( succeed D. A , Campbell It IB said by prom Inent fusionlets In this city that before elec tion Sllan A. Holromb agreed with demu rratlc leaders In Douglas county to give tb < odlco to Leo Hcrdman In the event of hli own election. This assertion does not earn much weight In the face of the fight that Ii being made for Iho place , but It Is said fur ther that Kdmlstcn was not advised of th ( deal and that consequently he Is now uncon- sdotisly making a useless fight. Some ol Edmlstcn's friends eay he IB not a candidate for the office , but from the demands thai have already been made , upon Holeomb Ir his behalf It would appear that they art cither misinformed , or else that they are at tempting to conceal and mislead , Lee Hcrd man was In the city today. Ho said ho ex pected a big fight for the office , but that he waskaccustomcd to such things and would be perfectly at home In the contest. Iimtirnncp Controvcrity. The legal controversy as to the liability U the state of the Insurance companies thai paid fees to Eugene Jlooro as auditor la be coming more complicated and the test case now pending before the supreme courl promises to be hotly contested by both sides before a decision Is allowed to stand. In the brief and argument of thn defendant Ir the cane of the State of Nebraska against the Home Insurance Company , filed today in the supreme court , three points are raised by which It is hoped to relieve the Insur ance companies of all further liability. The argument ofiens with the assertion that the brief of the slate contained no positive argument In support Of Its claim and that the attorney general proceeded upon the assumption that because Moore was not convicted under section 124 of the crim inal code , as auditor of public accounts , ol embezzlement of the Insurance fees in ques tion , and because the sureties upon his offi cial bond are not liable to tbo state for his defalcation with regard to moneys which he , as auditor , had no right to receive. The first of the three points raised by the t Home Insurance company Is that under the constitution of-Nebraska the auditor had nq right to perform services for the defendant and other , insurance companies unless the fees therefor were paid In advance Into the state treasury. The second point is that the Rtato Is estopped to claim from the defendant Insurance company compensation for services of the auditor which bo could not legally perform unless the fees therefor were paid in advance Into the state treasury. The last of the three points raised Is that Moore did not rccclvo payment of the fees In question as auditor of public accounts , but as agent of the state. That agency Is estab lished through the , election'of the state to claim from him the money thus received by him as tbo money of the stale , whereby his assumption of agency was ratified by the elate. JJenxpy on Foot Dnll. The recent invasion in this city of the delegation of "rooters" from the Omaha High school has taught the people of Lin coln tt.l ipn t.naL wjJJ 'nq beBORIJ ior- Kotteir.1" Qn'tbo Jday , ot the great foot ball contest between the elevens represent ing the Omaha and Lincoln High schools , over ; 200 gay yoUng\ school students from the state metropolis , all wearing purple andi Tvhlto ribbons , "paraded the streets ol Lincoln and gave vent to their good-natured enthusiasm. In the afternoon all of them witnessed the defeat of their team , on the university campus. They shouted encour agement to their players until tlmo was called at the end ot the game and they left the field , not blaming any one for the defeat , but still cheering the representa tives of their own school. It was a good- natured crowd that came down to Lincoln that day and their conduct was and still is the subject of much comment. Very different Is tbo spirit manifested by the students of the university and the High school In this city. Lincoln never sent such a delegation to Omaha to attend a foot ball game , although both the High school and tbo State university teams have played there many times. The recent game between the Nebraska and Iowa uni versity teams In Omaha was not witnessed by over ten people from. Lincoln. "When an excursion was proposed , the students were enthusiastic , but when the tlmo came for purchasing the tickets tbolr enthusiasm vanished. In an address to the students of the State university Chancellor Bcsscy spoke of the delegation from Omaha and expressed the bopo that Lincoln or the university might show as much enthusiasm. On this subject ho said : "When the great game between Nebraska and Kansas comes off next Saturday , -wish you students of the University of Nebraska would pattern after the students who came down from the High school at Omaha 200 strong , and from the High scbool'of Lin coln 300 or 400 of them. They got up more enthusiasm to tbo square rod than the whole university has usually done. Now , young men and women , do not bo afraid to cheer nnd yell when our boys make a good play. Do not forgot to cul- ttvtito the feeling ot loyalty and patriotism. You are fortunate , moro fortunate , per haps , than you deserve , that you are In this university. Think of It as the biggest thing you have been In and do not fall to express - press your patriotic feeling. Do not have any favorites on your own team. Shout for every man who makes a good point Shout for him whether you know him or not. Put on your ribbons , your society ribbons , your class ribbons , your fraternity ribbons , but more than all of these , and greater than three , put on the university ribbons of scarlet and cream. " Advocated Out-Door ISxcrclitr. Chancellor Dcseey Is an advocate of every outdoor oxerclso that Is healthful and he places foot ball almost at the top of the list. Ho Is abla to find a great lesson in the game of foot ball , and along this line ho said : "You players are learning lessons of en durance. Some one has said that the battle - tlo ot Waterloo was won on the field at Eton. U means that these qualities ot en durance , pluck and grit were acquired on tbo foot ball field. Let us , who do not engage In foot ball for one reason or an other , profit by their example. It la cul tivating In us all a blgh regard for those qualities on \ < hlch there 1s still a premium and will be a premium as long as man Is on earth. You who are lookers-on should loam from this splendid exhibition of pluck a great lesson. "A younc man often etarts out In llfo with tbo Idea that It he could only stand TRY GRAIN-0 ! TRY GRAIN-0 ! Ask your grocer today to show you a package of OltAIN-O. the new food rtr'nk that takes the place of coffee. The children tnay drink It without Injury , as well na tiio adult. All who try It , like It. OIIAIN-O lias that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java , but it U muds from pure Bruins , and the inont delicate stomach roci'ivcu it without distress. U the price of coffee , ISc and 25o per package- . Sold by all grocers. on a Mage hlRh enough and promlncn enough ho would mvay the world. You nl have those feelings If } ou have- any am. billon nnd you feel that if the world woulr only wait until you wcro ready , thing ! would bo different Hut the millennium dot- ; not come that way. U take * patience 'anc endurance. It takes precisely those qual. Hies which foot ball Is showing , " Governor Poyntcr Issued a requisition to day on Governor Stone of Missouri for th < return of William Probasco , charged with larceny. The offcnso was committed Ir Omaha last Thursday. Probanco Is non under arrest at Kansas City. It has been proposed by the republicans to change the system of nominating candl' dates In Lancaster county so that hercaftei the selection of candidates will bo made nl primaries Instead of at conventions. Tht plan proposed Is a modification ot the Lin coln system , which has been used by the re. publicans In Lincoln for several years foi selecting the candidates for municipal posi tions. GOOD PROFIT FOR FARMERS Tent nt SiiRnr Ilorln Itnlnoil Xcnr Fre mont Shown They Arc Aliovc the A\rrnue , FREMONT , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Speclal.- ) The Standard Beet Sugar company has madi arrangements with the Norfolk company b ; which a considerable portion ot the beet ! raised around hero are to bo e nt to Nor folk , the Standard company paying the farmers ors the snmo prlco that they wcro to pa ; for delivery nt Ames. The Standard Cattli company has shipped to Norfolk a gocx many beets and will ship the beets of oni 400-ncro tract. The larger part of tho-becti nro being siloed , the sugar company paylnf for tbo siloing of those beets the tlmo to ! the delivery of which has expired. Worl on the factory Is progressing ns rapidly a : possible , but It will not bo finished bcfart December. The yield ot beets per acre \i not ns largo as was expected , but there l ! a coed profit on them for the farmers. Krnrnry Mllltln to Give n IJnll. KEARNEY , Nob. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) Company A , Nebraska National Guard , will give a ball at the armory Thanksgiving night. Ono of the pleasing features will bo the music , furnished by an orchestra of fifteen pieces. The armory Is to bo repainted and decorated. The fall term of district court will con vene next Monday. The walls of the new Burlington station are completed so far as the brick work Is con cerned nnd the work of getting the building Inclosed is being pushed as rapidly as pos sible. The building is built on Central aveniio and Is of yellow brick. The roof will bo ot Iron. Mtmlenl Trent for XMnttamonth. PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Spe cial. ) Misses Ethel and Alice Dovey , daugh ters ot Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dovey ol this city , who recently returned from theli musical studies In England , were the prin cipal participants In a concert given at the Presbyterian church in this city last even ing. The church waa filled beyond Its or dinary seating capacity and no more enjoy able function ever took place. The aweel singers were assisted by Franz Adelmann , Karl Smith and Oscar Garelsscn , all ol Omaha. The quality of the selections was such as to call forth great praise. Snlc of Old Fort Sidney. SIDNEY , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special Tele gram. ) The public sale of old Fort Sidney military reservation was held today. The Union Pacific railway purchased 260 acres near its right ot way for $1,267.12. Butler A. Jones of this city bought the grounds containing the old barracks , officers' quar ters and hospital , for $4,000. Owing to the fact that he did not produce the cash by noon the eale was' declared off and will beheld held again tomorrow. Tbo Burlington is also anxious to secure this valuable piece of land , which contains forty acres. The other 330 acres will bo sold at the same time. Dr. France * Wood Talk * . HEBRON , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The second lecture ot the Presbyterian ladles' course was given to a well filled house last night by Frances "Wood , M. D. Her subject was "Red Cross Work In Manila. " She gave an interesting descriptive discourse on tbo Philippines and the lite and cus toms of the people. She used by way ol Illustration two young women who were dressed In Philippine costumes that the speaker had brought back with her. GOPH to Jnll for Stcallnjt Ilnr. FREMONT , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) David Ethcrton was arrested here this mornIng - Ing on a charge of stealing hay from P. H. Sweet , a farmer residing northwest of the city. Ho was found guilty by Police Judge Cocnan and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and costs. Ho will go to jail. Ethcrton has served two terms in the penitentiary for grand larceny and is thought to have been implicated in a good many small thefts from farmers near the city. , SchcIIcr nnd Ilrown to HASTINGS , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) Bert Scbeller , the wrestler who has defeated Dan Baldwin of Omaha twice during the last two months , will wrcstlo Carl Brown of Deadwood , S. D. , Friday night at the Kerr opera house , the winner to take the entlro receipts for the evening. The contest will be catch-as-catch-can , best two out of three falls , and will be governed by Police Gazette rules. Schcller is in the pink of condition. Iocnu c He Married In loivu. TEKAMAH , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) Warnlo Taylor , charged with criminal as sault , has been discharged , tbo district court holding that Taylor was lawfully mar ried under the laws of a neighboring state. Taylor ran away with a 14-year-old girl named Averlll , crossed the Missouri and was married In Iowa. When he returned bo was arrested upon complaint of the girl's parents. A Hoclntlon Ilniiiiupt nt St. I'nul. ST. PAUL , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The American Home association , a new beneficiary insurance order , gave a banquette to its members and friends at the Masonic hall last night. The organization has a membership of over 200 , and with Its friends as guests they filled the largo ball. After a musical program and speeches by the central officers the gucats repaired to the banquet ball , where a spread was enjoyed. Illoodliniindi Do Their Work Well , KEARNEY , Nob. . Nov. 15. ( Special Tele gram. ) The bloodhounds sent for by Law rence Welch to trace the burglar who robbed Ills drug store In Elm Creek Monday night ran down their man In short order. As soon as they were brought upon the scene they took the scent and went direct to the houne of a well known resident of that city , who was taken Into custody. Chryminthrmiiiu Show nt limiting * , HASTINGS , Neb. , Nov. 15 , ( Special , ) The Ladles' Aid society of tbo Methodist church gate Its annual chrysanthemum show nnd fair last night In the church. lU-see'e Concert orchestra furnished the music. Chrysanthemums of all sizes , shapes and almost every color were In profusion and the show was quite a success. Hour Cholern lit Hurt Count- . TEKAMAH , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special , ) j Hog cholera Is becoming quite prevalent ] In this part ot Burt county , An Insurance' ' company that Insures swine against dis ease has several herds In charge and is treating them and reports eomo Euccees. .S. 31 , Trui * I * Ilurkclt'M Set-retnry. TECUMSEH , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special To ! egram. ) Congressman B. J. Burkett today appointed S , M , True of Tccumseb his pri vate secretary and Mr. True will accompany the congressman to Washington next wee ! Mr. True Is an attorney nnd an expe stenographer and accountant. Acquitted or Home SIDNEY , Neb. . Nov. 15. ( Special Tclt gram. ) Albert Verner , who waa tried fo horse stealing In the district court , was ac quitted by a Jury today. No clew has jet been obtained to th perpetrators of the fire t Fort Sidney an the tract Is being thoroughly guarded , Man believe It was done In a spirit of spite wort Thrpa grounds wcro formerly the attractlv feature of this city. Xeiv Menm l.nmidry nt Wont I'olnl WEST POINT , Neb. , Nov. 13. ( Special.- ) Another new steam laundry Is being crecte In this place by Herman J. Lammcrs. Th will bo the second steam plant ot this di scrlptkti In the city. A largo brick basemci Is being built and the engine and mnchlr cry will be of the latest and most approve pattern. t'ltv Wnnt * nil Armory. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Sp < clal. ) A fair and sale ot fancy articles ! being held nt the armory this week und ( the direction of the members of Compan C , Nebraska National Guard. The proccec are for a fund which Is being raised to bull a now armory Court OIIOIIN nt I'lnttiitionlh , PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Spt clal. ) The November term of the dlstrli court of Cass county of the Second judlcl : district convened In this city this atternoo with Judge B. S. Ramsey on the bencl There are fifty civil , ninety-one equity an thirty-three criminal cases on the docket. NnfTrnKlHtn to Meet nt York. YORK , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) ; women's equal suffrage convention Is ad vcrtlsed to be held at the courthouse Frlda ; nnd Saturday. There will be two session each day and prominent speakers will nd dress each meeting. Union Itcvlvnl nt nine Hill. BLUE HILL , Neb. , Nov. 15. ( Speclal.- ) Tbo churches of Blue Hill have begun series of union gospel meetings , conducte by Evangelist J. C. Redding. He has bee drawing crowded houses. FOR GOOD CITY GOVERNMEN1 NntlonnI Mtinlcliml I.enRne Convene * nt CoInmliUH vrlth TITO Hundred DeleRnten I'rcncnt. COLUMBUS , O. , Nov. 15. The fifth an nual meeting of the National Municipal league nnd the seventh national conferenc < for good city government opened here today Over 200 delegates are present , Including cltj officials and municipal authorities from nl over the country. When tnc meeting wae called to order this afternoon there was t gratifying number present. The me'etlng Is for the purpose of discussing - ing questions of vital Importance to munici palities. The dominant feature of the dis cussion will bo the "Municipal Program , ' the report on which , however , will not b ( presented until Friday afternoon. The "pro gram" will be offered as the report of a spe cial committee appointed at the Louisville meeting two years ago. The opening session of the league con vened at 2:30 o'clock , when Samuel L. Black former mayor of Columbus , welcomed the delegates. The reports of Secretaries Wood ruff and Burnham were read. Dr. Deles P. Wllcox of Michigan read E paper on "An Examination of the Proposed Municipal Program. " The followlng'ofllcerB were elected : Presi dent , James C. Carter , New York ; first vice president , Charles Richardson , Philadelphia ; second vlco president , Samuel B. Capen , Boston ; third vice president , .Thomas M Strong , Portland , Ore. ; fourth vice presi dent , H. Dlckson Burns , New Orleans' ; flftt vice president- Edmund J. James , Chicago ; secretary , Clinton Rogers Woodruff , Phil adelphia ; treasurer. George Burnham. Jr. , Philadelphia. PACKING HOUSE STATISTICS \Ventern Slaughterings the Paul Week Shoiv nn Increnxe Over the Preceding Week. CINCINNATI , Nov. 15. ( Special Tele gram. ) Price Current eays : The western slaughtering for the week has been 485,000 head of hoga , compared with 440,000 head the preceding week and 520,000 head last year From November 1 the total is 1,010,000 head ngalnet 1,080,000 head a year ago. Promi nent places compare as follows : 1809. 1895. , 345'000 40 ° 'OM Kansas City . 130,000 lEOOOfl ° mn.ha , . . 85,000 S0.003 St. Louis . . 70000 73.00 ] Indianapolis . 53,000 Cim \ Milwaukee . 42,000 3503fl Cincinnati . 35,000 y\m \ fat. Joseph . 53 000 62,000 Ottumwa . . . . 32ooo 2SOOO Cedar .Rapids . 11,000 S 000 S ° M * c'ty ' . 21,000 17000 St. Paul . . . . 20.000 15,003 Imiilriiii-ut nnd Vehicle Men Meet. CINCINNATI , Nov. 15.-About 200 dele- Bates were present today nt the opening of the sixth annual convention of the National Assoc Htlon of Agricultural Implement and Vehicle Manufacturers. After the ad dresses of welcome by Mayor Tafel and Dan el B. Menchnm. President Stoddard I of Dayton , O delivered his nnnual address. rho annual reports of secretary , treasurer and chairman ot the executive committee svcro also read. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER GciiernllFnlr Thnrndny anil Friday with Southerly AVIncln > hltliiK to Wentrrly In KchranUn. WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. Forecast for Thursday and Friday : For Nebraska Generally fair Thursday and Friday ; southerly , shifting to westerly winds. For Iowa , Missouri and Kansas Fair Thursday and Friday ; southerly winds. Four South Dakota Generally fair Thurs- lay ; probably cooler Friday ; southerly shifting to westerly winds. Ill-cord. U WBATIIEn BUREAU. Nov. 15. Omaha record of temner- ituro and precipitation compared with the : orrespondlng day of the past three years : . , . . . ISM160 ? . 1897. 1S36. Maximum temperature . . CO 6G 43 C8 Minimum temperature * . . . 31 29 25 43 \verago temperature . . . . 65 42 31 KR Precipitation . 00 .CO T 00 Record of temperature and precipitation it Omaha for this day and since March , 1 , Mor'mal for the day . , . as I'xcfss for the day . . . . . . 17 Accumulated excess since March 1. . . 1"S S'ormnl rainfall for the day . 01 Inch Deficiency for the day. . , . 01 inch I'otal rainfall since March 1 . 23.23 inches Deficiency fllncf. March 1 . 5.46 inches Deficiency for cor. period , ISDS. . 3.70 Inches Deficiency for cor. period , 1S97..10.5 Inches Heiort from Stations nt H p. in , T Indicates trace of precipitation , I-UCIITS A. WELSH , "Xj. Local Forecast Ulllclal. LEGISLATION FOR FARMERS s National Grange Ditonsses Suds and Nt < tianal Agricultural Laws. THREE GREAT CANALS ARE NECESSARV .MrnrnKiin , fSrrnt nnd ( ircnt Inltcn-AInntlc Wntcr- i Ilurnl Delivery , Antl- Truiit null Other Invrs. SPRINGFIELD , 0. , Nov. 15. At 10 o'clocl today the thirty-third annual session of th < > National Grange convened In this city , wltt I Master Aaron Jones of South Bend , tnd. , It the chair. Twenty-six states are represented the delegates from which , together will those remaining from the-'State Orange meet' Ing and other visitors , places the total at tendance at 2,500 In the city. The Grnngi began business at once and after the rol ' call a commlttco on credentials was np. pointed. The committee on order of busl ness has announced there' will be three sessions dally , morning , afternoon and even Ing. Ing.While While the committees were engaged Ir their deliberations Master Jones called or James Robinson , master of the Dominion Orange of Canada , for remarks , and Mr Hoblnson took up the most of the mornlnj session , bringing greetings nnd revlew-lnt the work of the year in the Dominion. Th ( event of the afternoon session was the an nual address of Master Aaron Jones , which together with reports of the committees occupied the time. LcRlnlntlon thnt \Vniitrd. . Grand Master Jones began his annual ad dress by congratulating the Grange on th prosperous condition of the order. Ho sali the Grange favored national and state law : controlling trusts and state Inspection. Ii closing his address he said : "I recommend that the National Orangt continue to press their 'demands for ap < proprlato legislation on the following inr portunt matters : " 1. Free delivery of mall in the rura districts ; and that the service be placec on the Hnmu permanent footing as the de livery of mall In the cities and that the appropriation therefor bo commensurate with the benellta and demands for the iervlce. " 2. Providing for postal savings banks. " 3. Submit an amendment to the con stitution nrovldlng for the election ol United States senators by direct vote ot the peoplp. 'M. Enlarging the powers nnd dutlen ol the Interstate commerce commissioners' , giving them and charging1 them with the duty of llxln ? maximum rates of fare and freight on all Interstate railways. " 5. Enact a pure food law. " 0. Providing for the extension of the market for farm products , making it the duty of the United States consuls to aid In the extendingof markets for farm products as for manufactured articles. " 7. The enactment of an anti-trust law clearly dcllnlng what acts on the part ol any corporation would be against public policy. " 8. The speedy construction of the Nicaragua canal by the United States. " 9. The speedy construction of a shin canal connecting1 the Mississippi river with the great lakes and the great lakes with the Atlantic ocean. " 10. Revising- the fees and salaries of all federal officers and placing them on a basis of similar service In private business. " This evening the State Grange , which closes Its annual session here today , will welcome the national body. FOR KILLING AN AMERICAN Italian Tried In Italy Get * Six Yearn for Murder Committed In Bonton. ' ' WASHINGTON , Nov. 15.1 The''state de partment has received a cablegram from Mr. Iddlngs' , the charge'6f the United States embassy at Rome , Etating--tttat DlbUsI , the murderer of Ellis , had1 ibeeh sentenced to six years in prison. Dlblasl killed Ellis , who waa a health officer In Boston , owing to Kills' attempt to enforce sanitary regulations. He fled to Italy and the Italian government refused to surrender him on extradition proceedings because he was an Italian subject. They did agree , how ever , to try the man in Italy for murder , and the conviction has Just been obtained on evidence supplied by the Massachusetts authorities , making a case almost without precedent in International law. AS TO SILVERWARE COMBINE Indnntrlnl Commlmlon Hear * tlic TcHtlmony of Two of Itn 'IteprenentntlTCH. ' WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. Samuel Doddof Meriden , Conn. , president , and W. H. Wnt- rous of Hartford , a director ot the Interna tional Silver company , testified before the Industrial commission today. This company Is engaged largely In the manufacture of iilated silverware. The witnesses claimed : hat It was organized principally for the pur pose of economy In management , but also admitted that it had In view the lessening of competition. PENSIONS FOIl WESTERN VETERANS. Awnrdn Mndc to IJlHnuIccl Survivors of the Civil Wnr. WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The 'ollowlng western pensions have been granted : Issue of October 31 : Nebraska : Original John Pitts , Sidney , ; 8. Original widows , etc. Minor of James ilenderson , Table Rock , 110. Iowa : Original Benjamin J. Swltzor , Anamosa , $6 ; Jacob Duller , Clarlnda , JM : Slyron Chambers , Waverly , JS. Additional Tyra Lines , Clnrlnda , $6 to J12. Restora tion nnd Increase Widow of Ernst Hoppe , Crcsco , J12 to $24 ; William W. Westfall , Clarlnda , $4 to $10. Increase Ivor Tvedt , Huxley , JS to J12 : Frederick Miller , Maquo- kotn , JIG to J17 : William II. H. BrowYi , Des Molnes , JIG to $17 , Reissue Phillip E. Bird , Oakland , $6. Original widows , etc. Kntha- rina , Hoppe , Cresco , $12 : ( special accrued November 2) ) minors ot Charles Dillon , Mnrshalltown. $12. Colorado : Original Caleb Mnber , Hotch- klss , $6 ; Henry Ritter , Cortez. $12. South Dakota : Ordinal Lloyd Thorn , Duncan , $10 ; Samuel Miles , Burch. $8. Increase - crease Joseph 13. Hawkes , Sioux Falls , $3 to $12 : Leroy J. Ferris , Gettysburg , $10 to $12. BspeiiBe of Methodliit Mlanlonn. WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. The general missionary committee of the Methodist church met at Foundry church today. All the bishops were present except Foss , Cranston and Foster. Bishop Vincent pre sided , The report of Dr. Homer Easton , treasurer , showed receipts for the past year , $1,230,541 , an Increase of $54,754 over the previous year. The morning was devoted to the discussion of appropriations for the coming year , $1.175,000 being vote4 with $50.000 for the contingent fund , The dis tribution of this assessment Is not yet fixed. Piksldent and Mrs. McKlnley will hold a special reception to the delegates tomor row evening. Deerrnne III I'oiitnl Deficiency. WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. A postal de ficiency of $6,010,777 for the fiscal year Just closed , almost a 27 per cent decrease from last year's deficiency , Is shown In the an nual report of Third Assistant Postma ier General B. 0. Madder , The total receipts from all sources were over $01,000,000. Over 4,700,000 stamps have been .supplied to the Philippines. 4,080.000 to Porto Rico , 18,420,009 to Cuba and 45,000 to Guam during the fiscal year. New York and Chicago mall 35 per cent of the entire second-class matter. I'OHtiiuiiiterN C'oimliler u New I'lnii , WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. The National Association of Postmasters at their meet ing today considered the substitution of postofTtce script for stamps or postal orders in the transmission of small sums by mall. - . FORT MEADE IS INSPECTED SrcrclnrjMrlklfjohn l I'leniiril rrlth the Anncnrnnrc nf HIP ntillilliiK * . HOT SPniNOS , S. D. . Nov. 15. ( Special. ) 'Assistant ' Secretary ot War George U. Mclklcjohn , accompanied by Captain Qroto Hutcheson and Major D. I . Slaughter of the regular army and a friend , 11. J. With- erald of Hebron , Neb. , spent a few hours In the city , being brought hero by General Manager Bldncll of the Elkhorn railway In his special car. They had been nt Fort Mcado Inspecting the now stone buildings now In course of construction there , In compliance \\lth an appropriation made by the last congress , whrn Kort Meadc was des ignated as a permanent military post. They were very much pleased with the structures that are being built. While hero Mr. Mclklcjohn expressed himself as fa\orable to Hot Springs as a i location for the proposed national rani- tnrlutn , which Is likely to bo locntc-1 during 1 the coming session of congress. Mr. Mclklc john bellovcs thnt there will be need of Just such an Institution as U proposed here and he sees nothing to prevent Its location at this place. He was much pleased over the general election results and thinks I nothing can prevent the rcnomlnatlon and .election . of McKlnley. In the evening the en tire party , together with Colonel and Mrs , , Steele of Deadwood , \\oro given a dinner I at the Evans hotel , They left later In the evening for the east. DEADWOOD. S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) When Ocorgo D. Molklejohn , assistant sec retary ot war , passed through Dcadwood on his way to Washington after examining Fort Mcadc , ho was accompanied by Major Brad Slaughter , United States paymaster ; Captain Hutcheson of the Ninth cavalry and eevcr.il assistants. George ! " . Dldwcll , general manager of the Elkhorn railway , brought the party to this city In a special car. Secretary Melklcjohn was struck with the natural location and surroundings efFort Fort Meadc. The government Is making BO many expensive Improvements about the tort , such as the stone barracks , sewers and artesian well , that It Is hardly expected that the fort will ever bo abandoned. Secretary Melklejohn promised to see that the mem bers of Trcoi > A , South Dakota National guard , had guns and ho will try to get a carriage for the Spanish cannon , presented to this city by the government. AFTER GAMHM3US AMI SALOONS. YnitUton Grnnil JurjIn Cnlleil in In- Tcatltrntc Tin-Ill Til IN AVeck. YANKTON , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The November term of the circuit court for Vankton convened yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The grand Jury , which was sum moned at the request of State's Attorney Orvls , was impaneled and charged by Judge Smith. Their chief deliberations will be upon gambling and saloons. Fifty subpoenas have been Issued. It Is expected that a thor ough Investigation will bo made and that several cases will be brought to trial. The case of the United States & Colonial Mortgage Co. against A. L. Toogood , In which the mortgage company sues Mr. Too- good as one of the bondsmen of J. T. M. Pierce , was on trial during the afternoon. Doano Robinson of the Dally Oazetto has withdrawn from the paper and will In the future devote all of his time to the Interests of the monthly South Dakotan , a magazine. Dr. C. A. Warwick of Irene has loft for Seattle , preparatory to sailing for the Philip pines , having recently been appointed to the position of government surgeon on one of the transports. General John B. Gordon , the first lecturer on the Young Men's Christian association lecture course , delivered his famous lecture on "The Last Days of the Confederacy" to a largo and' appreciative audience in Turner hall last.night. , . , , 'INDIANS' ' FORM A STUDENT CLUB. Cheyenne * Duck front College Orjcnn- Ixe "Returned Student * ' Society. " PIERRE , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The young Indians of the Cheyenne agency have formed an organization for mutual Im provement , which Is to bo known as "The Returned Students' society , " and Is to be composed of the young people who have been away from the reservation In attend ance at different educational institutions. CIIEYENNES SLAUGHTERING GAME. Get PcrmlKNlon to Hunt Ilnrncn nnil Take Advantage at It. DEADWOOD , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) The attention of the Indian department has been called to the slaughter of deer and antelope by the Indians of the Cheyenne agency north of the Black-Hills. The In dians get permission to go out on the range to hunt their horses and they hunt game Instead. at Aberdeen. ABERDEEN , S. D. , Nov. 15 ( Special. ) Attorney E. T. Taubman Is in Pierre , where io will argue before the supreme court for a new trial In the case of J. E. Levers , con victed of being accessory to the crime ot surglary , now serving sentence In the Sioux Falls penitentiary. Mr. Taubman is con fident of securing a new trial for Levers. It Is reported that the money orders bought by William Taylor , recently killed by , ho cars at Mitchell , have been found In an nsldo pocket of his clothes cut In two and covered with blood. The orders have been .urned over to his wife , who lives In Sioux , City. The new gas engine for the electric light plant has arrived and Is being placed In lositlon as rapidly as possible. It now looks is though an amicable settlement of the rouble between the city counsel and the Ightlng company would be reached. "Jnck tlic Slnnhcr" In Moody County. SIOUX PALLS. S. D. . Nov. 15. ( Special. ) A "Jack the Slasher" Is operating in Al- lance township , Moody county. The hobby of the Individual appears to bo to cut to ileees everything in the nature of leather > r cloth. Not only during the blackness of night , but even in midday ho has appeared and wrought damage to harnesses , buggies and other articles. Several unsuccessful at- enipta have been made to capture him. A few nights ago \ party of threshers watched for him. He- appeared , but wher they RBVO chase he darted Into a cornfield , sot fire to the dry corn and while his pur suers were extinguishing the fire made hi ; escape. The principal sufferer from his depredations IK John Haugcbcrg , a prtnnl- nent fanner. The Identity ot the "Slasher" Is a mystery to < he farmers In the region where he operates and they are puzzled tc account for the reasons ot his strange nnd malicious actions. I.nrite . Mni-lnnite on PnUotn I.nntl , SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special , ) The largest mortgage ever placed on rec ord l Charles Mix county , and perhaps In the state , was filed the other day with the register of deeds nt Wheeler. It wa * gl\cn by J. Q. Adams and wife of Cook county , Illinois , to the Iowa Land company and covers a fraction over 25.4SS acres ol land. The Indebtedness secured by the mortgage Is $134,000. The Instrument re quired the sum ot $6(1.50 ( In revenue stamps , Mr. Adams represented the Milwaukee Hall- load company , which purchased the entire Charles Mix county holdings of the lovvn I < and company. - The land lies along the route of the proposed extension of the Mil waukee railroad Uilo Charles Mix county. Our" Vo < < > In it 1'rcrlnH , nCADWOOD , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special.-- ) Tbo banner republican town of the lllnclc Hllk In the recent election Is Nemo , Law- icnco county , which cast 106 votes , nlncty- nlno of which were republican. In Hlcbah county , which Is attached to I'cnnlngton county for Judicial purposes , the Deep Creek precinct had an election mid the re sult was one vote. Shelby Heed acted as Judge and clerk of the election and ho also brought the returns ot the election to Rapid City and turned It over to the county au ditor. This ballot and election cost the county about $20 , and It was n populist vote at that. nen < l oo < l _ t'lro Department Klcotloti. BBAIMVOOD. S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special. ) At the annual meeting ot the Deadwood flro department last night , the old officers were re-elected ngatn. They are : Trustees , H. A. Hornbergcr. W. I. McLiughlln , K. n. Carr , W. S. Harding and Joseph Schwlng ; chief engineer , James Frawloy ; secretary , George Damon ; treasurer , John Trebcr. The flro chief's report for the past year showed thnt there were five companies In the de partment with a total membership of about 175. There were twenty-ono lire alarms. niNlinp Ilnre HrllcvrN Totter. SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special Telegram. ) Bishop W. H. Hare left this afternoon over the Illinois Central for New York City , -where for three weeks ho will have charge of the work of Bishop Potter , who Is a member ot the committee on work of the Episcopal church In countries which have recently passed under control of the United States. Bishop Potter has gene on a tour ot observation to Hawaii and the Philippine Islands. Ilur lnra Rob n Dendwontl Jeweler. DEADWOOD , S. D. , Nov. 13. Special Telegram. ) Robbers broke a largo plate glass window this morning In the Deadwood - wood Loan company's Jewelry store and getaway away with all the valuables In sight. No arrests have been made. \eck Ilrokeii liy n Full. LEAD , S. D. , Nov. 15. ( Special Telegram. ) Hugh McBrlde , one of the oldest residents of this city , fell oft an embankment early this morning and broke his neck , dying instantly. Ho leaves a widow and three children. Sonth Diikotn Ne\v Xoten. Alexandria Is enjoying more of a boom nt the present time than It has known for years. During the last thirty days over 100 car loads of grain have been shipped from Parkston. . , > Hecla and several other places report a shortage of corn In which to ship grain and bring in coal ami other freight. Bradley la suffering from the operations of a "blind pig , " and If the identity of the operator can be discovered the people promlao to administer a severe lesson. The growing Importance , of Forestberg. Sanborn county , as a stock shipping point has rendered It necessary for the railroad company to largely increase Its facilities for handling stock at that place. Frank Red of Castlewood has been bound over to the next term of the circuit court , which convenes on November 2S , to answer to a charge of stealing thirty-two bushels of flax nnd twenty bushels of wheat from Charles M. Wolf , a farmer. N. P , Oakes has recently completed ' .he largest dam In the state on his ranch , lo cated on Water Lily creek , west of the Missouri river , The dam Is thirty-six feet high , 100 feet wide on the bottom and -100 feet long. It Is Intended for the storage of water from the spring rains for use during the dry season. Unhurt ( JrK-MMl nt IIOKIIII'.N Dentil. PATERRON , N. J. , Nov. 15. 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