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All Connty Treasurers HITS Mide Their j
Reports to State Auditor.
DotiKlnn Count- nt the llend of Ihe
Lilt with Ill , ! IM.i7 : , with l.nncnn-
ter County Second The.
for It.
LINCOLN , Feb. II. ( Special. ) All the
county trensurcrn of Nebraska have re-
I.ortcd to the stale auditor concernIng -
Ing the amount of utate money eollcctcd as
tuxes and turned Into the treasury during
the year IS&'J. Douglas county heads the list ,
being credited with depositing HC4.b9l.37
with the state treasurer. The Individual re-
imrts show how the money was apportioned
and from what sources It won derived. For
compiling these reports the county treasurer
of , Iougln county was allowed a fee of
$2,991.32 , the treasurer of Lancaster received i
$ lSOr .32 and the treasurer of Hooker county |
for the Bamo work was paid $17.42. The
treasurers of other t-ountlcs received similar
fees In proportion to the amount turned Into
the treasury. The following summary nhows
Inn amount paid by each county :
Adams J 23.M9.filiJohMHon . . . 19.123.78
Antclopo , . 22.375.0 * Kearney . . . 19.7H.52
i'.KKi.M Kultll T72iUO
Anti-Saloon I.PIIKIIC.
The flrnt annual convention of the Ne
braska Anil-Saloon league will be held at
the First Baptist church In this city Febru
ary 22 and 23. Two sessions will ho held
each day , consisting of devotional services
and addresses by prominent members. It Is
agreed by all the churches nnd societies
represented In this society that the saloon
as an Instltullon must bo suppresKed ; that
all legislation relating to the subject ,
whether municipal , state or national , should
advance toward this end and that all pro
visions of law restricting or prohibiting the
sale of Intoxlcallng drinks should be slrlclly
enforced. In the call Issued for this conven
tion It is asserted that : "The time has come
In Nebraska for united aggressive work In
Imrraony with our convictions. With one
spirit of full assurance of coming victory
wo Join In calling this Anti-Saloon league
convention. "
Prof , Barliour of the State university has
, In ha | possession , a letter wrltlen " by King
. ( Jharles I of England In 1644. Tho"lettcr be
longs to Jajncs W. Mitchell of Wilbur nnd
is considered a very valuable relic. The paper
bears the watermarks of the royal paper
makers and IB of excellent quality and al
most natural In color. The handwriting Is
bold and almost as legible as printed mat
ter. Librarian Barrett of the Stale Hlslorlcal
poclcly Is making an effort to secure the let
ter as a loan for the museum.
. The Stale unlversily basket ball team will
meet'1 the Omaha Young Men's Christian as
sociation team In .Omaha . on the evening of
AVaf/hlngton's / birthday. In a game played
herd last -week the Omaha team was defeated
by a score of 13 to 24.
There Is a constant demand from the gov
ernment for trained o.lvll ongineera from the
Statq university. This demand has been so
great that several undergraduate students
have left the unlverslly lo accept positions
I in the field. Fred B Ryon " . "ft recently for
Havana , Cuba , to fill a poslllon In the gov
ernment corps of engineers. Several other
students left last week for the Philippine
Islands. *
liulterinnUcrH to Mppt ,
Nearly 1,000 tubs of butler have been received
coived tn tills city for exhibition at the an
nual convention of the National Creamery
Buttormakors' association. Several thou
sand dollars In prizes have been offered for
the best productions In the creamery line
and Messrs. W. H. Healey of .Vow York , C.
H. Pierce of Boston and R. T. Davis of New
.York , comprising the board of Judges , are
already at work arranging for the prize
contests. In which nearly every state in the
union will be represented.
Exercises preliminary lo the annual char
ter day of the State university were held In 1
the university chapel tonight under the
auspices of the Sigma XI scientific fraternity.
The program consisted of an annual address
by Dean S. W. Wllllston of the Kansas Uni
versity School of Medicine on the stibje-t ,
"Sigma XI and Its Place In American Unl-
ycrflltletf. "
[ Thursday will be a' holiday at the unlvcr-
nlty. In tbo afternoon all departments will
bo thrown open to Ihe Inspect ion of the pub-
! He. j hut no class work will be dope during
K :
Little Liver Pills.
Must Boor Signature of
Pic-Slmll * Wrapper Below.
T r/ nail
poroir T
the day. The program will conflut of Phi
Iloif. Kappa Initiation and annual address
by the president In the parlors of the Uni
versity School of Music and a meeting of the
Hoard of Regents In the morning ; review
and Inspection of the University Cadet bat
talion by the governor and staff , drill by
the Perching Hides and the nnnual Indoor
athletic contest In the Grant Memorial hall
In the afternoon ; charier day exercises and
midwinter commencement at the Oliver the
ater In the evening. The university authori
ties are proud of the fact that they have
secured Allen R. Henton. Nebraska's first
chancellor , to deliver the charter day ad
dress. His flubject will be "Facing the
Twentieth Century. "
.Indue .Siilllvnn Allotm I'rnnU L , Dlnn-
niore to Ho Tried In Iliov-
noti I'onntr.
KKMINI3Y , Neb. , Feb. H. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) Judge Homer Sullivan this morning
refused application for continuance , but
granted a change of venue for Frank L.
Dlnsmore , the alleged murderer of Mrs.
ninsmoro and Fred Ijiuc , from Buffalo to
Dawson county on the grounds that the
prejudice against him In this county Is of
such a nature thai ho could not get a fair
trial. Court convenes In Dawson county
March 6.
CLAUIC is iioi'xn ovr.u.
rcllmlnnrjIlcnrtnpr nt Tiny Center' '
Drmvn n LIITKC C'roml.
CLAY CENTER. Neb. , Feb. U. ( Special
Telegram. ) Theodore Clark of Harvard ,
who Is charged Jointly with Vlret Hawkins
with an attempt to bold up and kill two
men on the road near Harvard the night of
February 6. had bin preliminary trial here
today before County Judge Palmer and wae
bound over to appear In the district court
in the amount of ? SOO. Clark failed to give
bond and was committed to the county Jail.
Although the weather Is-very cold and the
roads drifted full of snow , Ihe large court
room was crowded with farmers from all
around. Considerable excitement exists ,
especially since Hawkins wa * killed In tryIng -
Ing to escape from the wherlff.
rome'H Siili'hlc Interest * Kreinont.
FRBMONT , Neb. , Feb. 14. 'Special. )
Intcrcot In the Jerome-Pope shooting affair ,
which occurred hero August S last , was re
vived here today by the news In The Dee
of Popo's suicide by shooting at his home
it Lewis , la. At the time of the trial of
Jerome he was In feeble health and was
unable to bo present In court to tesllfy In
rebuttal. Ho recovered soon after , and
though still suffering from nervous prostra
tion and at times out of his mind , was able
: o be removed to his home. His acquaint
ances hero have feared since the time of
Iho trial that his mind would become un-
liilanced. Joromc has not yet been taken
to the penitentiary , but will probably be
taken tomorrow. He showed no concern
when he learned of his victim's suicide.
Mniter In Mllltln.
COLUMBUS. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
Governor Poynter and Adjutant General
Barry were hero last evening and mustered
In the new military company which was
recently organized by Major Klllan. The
company at prefent consists of fifty-two
membere and is composed of the sons of
representative business men of the city.
After the mustering-.In exercises a grand
banquet was tendered the guests and mem
bers of the new company at the Meridian
hotel. Dr. Evans acted as toaslmasler and
addresses were made by J. H. Galley , Judge
Sullivan. Senator Gondrlne , Prof. Williams ,
W. M. Cornelius , C. J. Garlow and others.
Mayor Fitrpatrlck made the address of wel
come. The new company will bo known
as Company K.
1'repnre for Soldier' * Doily.
TLATTSMOUTH , Neb. . Fob. 14. ( Special. )
Drs. T. P. and J. S. Livingston have re
ceived a telegram from Quartcrmaslcr Long
of San Francisco stating lhat Iho body of
Ihclr brother , H. Guy Livingston , had been
forwarded from there by express Sunday
evening- Upon the arrival of the body here
Thursday evening It will at once bo taken
to the home of his mother , Mrs. Robert R.
Livingston. Rev. H. B. Burgess will con
duct the funeral services In St. Luke's
Episcopal church Friday afternoon. Guy
Livingston was a member of Company M ,
First Nebraska , and while with the Thurston
Rifles engaged In Battle at Manila was ehot
in the head and died.
SoliooI ( lueiitlon.
FREMONT , Nob. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
The school board held a meeting last night
at which the now High school question was
discussed at great length and considerable
difference of opinion shown. A motion was
finally carried to request Parsons & Co. of
Des Molnes to submit new plans and spec
ification. ; , so as to bring the cost of the
building within the limit of $3,000. ! ) On
plan which meets with favor from those
j desiring a new building is to put It directly
back of the Central school , so arranged that
It can be connected with that building.
Flnil ChHrtcen Knlne.
MITCHKLL. S. D. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
The Commercial Mutual Fire association of
this city Is the first mutual company In
South Dakota that has voluntarily placed
Itself under Ihe supervision of thn Insurance
department of the state. An examination
was made at the request of the company
on account of the charges which were sent
broadcast over the state attacking the hon
esty and methods of the company , made by
a discharged employe of the association. Tha
commissioners stale that the charges were
Will Convene in Protent.
ALLIANCE , Neb. . Feb. 14. ( Special. )
There la to be a mass convention of ttifl
people of Grant county at Hyannls Saturday
next to take stcpa to prevent the leasing of
government laud In Nebraska to stockmen.
Should the resolutions parsed in the stock
men's convention recently held at Fort
Worth , Texas , bo put Into a law It would 1
drive every small atosUman out of Nebraska.
The present arrangement of dUpcnlng of
the public lands Is quite satisfactory to the
people here.
Skeleton IK l.'ni-nrtliril.
GRETNA. Neb. , Feb. II. ( Special. ) \
rumor vcs current on the streets here ye < -
terday that the remains of a dead man had
been found while excavating In an old
cellar under Merryraan's store. it was
found later that a skeleton had heen uu-
earthcd. but It was ono thai a Dr. Waters ,
a former occupant of the premises , h.id dis
carded. Some of the wire that had bcou
used In making the Joints was atlll Intact.
Hoard 11 rnr * I'oiiiiilnlnf , .
LINCOLN. Feb. H. ( Special Telegram. )
The State Board of Transportation this aft
ernoon began consideration of the case of
Robert Wrlgley of Kills , who charges the
Rock Island railway with discriminating
against farmers In his community In favor
of elevator men by not ( supplying a sufficient
number of earr for the transportation of
farm products. The hearing was continued
until tomorrow morning.
lleleiriiteii Kill HenlrK'e.
BEATRICE , Neb , . Feb. U.-Special ( Tele-
gram. ) The executive commltte * of the
! supreme council of the Court of Honor Is
; lu tesslou he-re today. Delegates arc hi > r
I from all over the etate and some from ether
states , Today'u meeting was of an execu
tive nature. The icsilon will be continued
Km'ilov .Nr " I'nulor ,
CREIGHTON , Neb. , Feb. H , tSpr ! al. ) -
The members of St , Mark's Episcopal htire j
have employed the services of HIsht Rev.
E , A Oeborn of Holdrejfe , Neb. , as their
pastor ( or the coming year.
General Storm Through Central and Eastern
Port ion i of the State.
l.lttlo AVInil mill Smnr Knit * Light mill
Bvrn Thermometer Slnjn I'll
farmer * 12njov Dent
MBr for Vrnm.
The snow storm which began Tuesday ]
night Is reported as general throughout the
central and eastern portion of Nebraska.
The snow Is acceptable to the farmers. Up I
Is not heavy enough to do damage or li- : <
pcdu traffic and the moisture will be Im-
j mcnsely beneficial to the BO | | . Sleighing
Is cxccllcnl nnd the weather at most points ;
j | i Is not severe , while the wind Is light. DC- j
I tailed reports follow : i
ALLIANCE , Neb. , Feb. II. ( Special. )
It has been snowing all day , but no wind.
j The weather Is not cold. This Is the first
{ snow of the season and the slgnj signify
lhat we are lo have plenty of It.
BANCROFT. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
SHOW began falling hero yesterday morning.
There Is now about six Inches on the level
and prospects for as much more.
BRAINAJID , Neb. , Feb. II. ( Special. )
Snow bogati to fall here last night , continu
ing all nlcht and this morning. The snow
Is very light and so far has not affected the
running of trains.
COLUMBUS. Neb. , Feb. II. ( Special. )
There is five Inches of snow on the Irvel
In thlfl county , and It makes the best sleighIng -
Ing In five years. So far It has not impeded
travel on the railroad lo any extent , but
with a strong wind It would drift badly , as
it is light.
CUEIGHTON. Neb. . Feb. II. ( Special. )
It snowed steadily hero all yesterday. The
thermometer registered 6 dcsrece below zero.
CULBERTSON , Nob. . Feb. 14. ( Special
Telegram. ) A heavy imow fell hero last
night and today. Ice men arc busy , as tlili
IS their first opportunlly lo put up Ice this
EDGAR. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. ) This
place had anothrr big snow storm last
night , which makes Ihe second one for Feb
ruary. About eight inchea of snow fell. The
wheat prcupccta , though already good , 11 Is
believed will be greally improved by Ihe
FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
About a foot of light snow fell here last
night , making the best sleighing seen hero
for years. The weather remains cold , the
mercury having not been above zero all
day today.
HARVARD. Neb. . Feb. 14. ( Special. )
Our cold wave continues to stay with us ,
the mercury last night reaching close to
zero , with several Inches additional snow.
Some snow Is falling today , accompanied
by a cold north wind , with indications of a
continued storm.
NELSON , Neb. , Fob. 14. ( Special. ) The
weather man is doing good service Ibis week.
Monday morning about four Inches of snow
fell. This began to melt away rapidly until
yesterday another cold wave came , and last
night two Inches more of snow fell , which
is being badly drifted by the high winds.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Spe
cial. ) Snow has been falling In this vicinity
nearly all day and sleigh bells can be heard
on the streets this evening.
ST. EDWARD , Neb. . Fob. 14. ( Special. )
Snow to the depth of a foot fell here yes
terday and last nlsht. There was no wind
and Ihe snow lies just as It fell. It will beef
of great benefit lo the. soil.
SHELTON , Neb. . Feb. 14. ( Special. ) A
line snow commenced falling yeslcrday
morning early and conllnucd throughout the
day , accompanied1 by n hard wind. Almest
a bllr.zard has prevailed this afternoon. Ice
men have been busy day and night for sev
eral days pant working crews of men and
hove about completed filling three large Ice
TECUM9EH. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
During last night a , light flurry of snow felt
over Johnson county , covering the ground
to the depth of four Inches. The winter
wheat ! s benefited.
TRENTON. Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. ) A
cold wave struck here yesterday , followed
by n light snow. The temperature fell
rapidly to 5 degrees below zero.
WEST POINT , Neb. , Fob. 14. ( Special. )
Snow fell heavily and steadily during all
of last night and until noon today , bit * ,
without any Indication of a blizzard. Tht
wind was easterly all the time. About
seven Inches of snow has fallen on the
level and is evenly distributed. Sleighing
Is good.
riill : ( > of Srllliiir Mquor.
ST. EDWARD , Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
When the case of thfl State against A. D.
White for illegal selling of liquors was
called In the district court at Albion
Wednesday the defendant pleaded guilty as
charge * ] and was fined $350 and costs.
f > enrvii Mini l.rnvpM for ICunnaH ,
GENEVA , Neb. , Feb. 14. ( Special. ) Last
night about Eixty-five neighbors and friends
visile : ! Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Sorrlck and bade
them farewell. Mr. Sorrlck leaves at once
for Concordla , Kan. , where ho will engage
again In the mercantile trade.
Will liivpfitlKnti' Ivlri'tlon.
TRENTON. Neb. . Feb. 14. ( Special. )
County Cleik Sttmart has Issued a special
notice calling the county commissioners to-
Si'iher for a special meeting to Investigate
"tho ballot stealing" deals.
Oirrn | HCIIINP for l'lnttmont h.
PLATTRMOlTTji. Neb. , Fob. II. ( Special. )
Today ( ' . C. and T. E. Parmcle made ar
rangements with Fisher & Lawrle of Omaha
to draw up the architectural plans for the
new Parmcle opera house.
Morrliniiillxi' Slock Trnimfprrril ,
NELSON , Noli. , Feb. 14. ( Special. ) I ) .
F. Heffncr , who came here from Mlnden
about clx months ago to conduct a general
merchandise store , has sold his stock to
Webb & Minor.
"After doctors failed to euro me of pneu
mor.la I used One Minute Cough Cure and
three bottles of It cured me. It Is also the
best remedy un earth for whooping cough.
H cured my grandchildren of the worst
cj-xco , " writes John Berry , Loganton , Pa.
11 U the only harmless tc.mdy that gives
Immediate results. Cures coughs , colds ,
croup and throat and lung troublee. Moth-
trs endorse It.
I'reNlili-nt Si'lniriiiiin Siiyn I'lillliijilucM
Aft * the ICey to the
: ' Orient.
ITHAUA. X. V. , Feb. H. President Jacob
G. Schurman of Cornell university , In deliv
ering an address before the Business Men's
nFeoclatlon of Ithaca , spoke at scsio lengthen i
on the Isfues arising out of the Philippine
question. Regarding tiio coiuu.r.lal bene
fits which the L'ult'-d Stilt * U lo dc-rlvc
as a result of the Spni ' . -h-Amerlcan war , ho
raid : "The markets of the \\rrll : aie op'n
to us and mclvli ; ; our ii-.lucU. The Spau-
ih war give us a solui.nn to that question.
That war ' .vaa wsl to drive trora Cuba
an cifete Fu.opean power , a Fove.-nment of f
tyranny. 7r. Irocy of fate hi * folio . - < -d up i
cur I.iie v.ar. and. paradoxical thcujh it be , ,
' we J.ru novian Asiatic power with ne'.v
I ofVs for our j.roductd.
1 "riff urn Lurd facts. " continued Mr.
, H IU ! ' . - , nd as sttange as they are
. 'l' 're England and Gcrmary kept U4
| frum coirr Mtlon it Is no\\ all our own , ana
the lion'rf share Is coming nlth It We al-
J lowed Africa to be Bllced up by European
powers. It Ix our national crime. China ;
has opened the doors to Itfe 400.000.000 ;
human i souls for us. Itussln. Trance , C.er- '
many and Kngland were dividing that pre.u t
empire as Africa was divided. We mlsht
ha\o lost It. Englishmen were In despair.
Their trade rights were ridiculed by Kupsia ,
Germany and France. Hut the United j
Stairs alone opened the 'doors of China and '
accomplished one of the greatest achievements - !
ments tn Its history. !
"Our flag Is anchored In the Pacific ; It Is i I
floating over the Philippines. Henceforth : ;
we are to be on an equal footing In Asia ] |
with Russia. Germany , France and Kng- I
land. |
"Hut our mission la not alone to make i
money ' there , although Providence dropped
the I Islands Into our lap. Eight million peo- 1
plii I with Immortal souls have been re- i
deemed < from the tyranny of > ages and our j |
mission Is to share with them our highest !
American civilization and liberty. They will ' |
accept i our flag , our education , and then our ,
mission i will bo accomplished. U will be
their i Mas anil ours , their glory and ours. : j
their I prldo and ours , emblem of the Orient
In Its highest and noblest form. " I I
l.llluntlon I'nrtilnht'N
orlt for HIP ( < lmitn of
PIT IJURO , Pa. , Feb. 11. The announce
ment a the papers today that the long-
1 % " . 'led claeh of Ihe steel kings had been | i
in. . . . . . precipitated by H. r. Prick filing 111 ? j
vldcly heralded suit against Andrew Carne-
glo and the Carnegie Steel company , prayIng -
Ing for an equitable accounting of the ix-
chairman's ptnck holdlngn In the giant steel
concern , created a sdn'satlon In financial nd
manufacturing cln-lcs here , and was the
principal topic throughout the city. The
mil'is regal tied SIB the most Important rver j
filed In connection with the uteel business j
nnd It is said more money Is nt stake tHn
In any legal pro eeJInirs ever brought In i I
this counlry In which all the partlrn were
simply clllsciiK. Steel manufacturer view
Ihe Irouble as a b'tler ' personal struggle for
supremacy and are watching each move
with Intense Intercut.
The legal talent called into action by the )
suit la an array of the giants of the profes
sion in this city , with probable luminaries
of national repute yet to bo Included. On
Mr. FrlckV side are John G. Johnson of
Philadelphia , who stands at the head ol
the equity lawyers of the city , and perhaps
of the state , and who has been engaged
In some of the greatest legal batllcs of the
country ; David T. Watson of Plttsbtirg. an
attorney scarcely less widely known , and
whoso prowess In the civil courts of the
state have been proved time and again. In
cases where vast forlunes were at Blake ,
and. finally , Willis F. McCook , for years
Ihe personal counsellor and intimate friend
of Mr. Frick , whoso ability in handling the
affairs of big corporations has put htm in
the front rank of Ihe Allegheny counly bar.
Slrangaly enough. Attorney Watson Is Ihe
man who originally drew up Ihe now famous
"Ironclad" agreement for Andrew Carnegie
and which ho has now been retained to find
a ( law In and have declared Invalid. It Is
aald that Mr. Watson spent the best part
of three months in drafting this Instrument ,
and when finished declared that It was the
strongest paper of the kind bo had ever
formulated. As yet lltlle has come to light
of the plans made by Andrew Carnegie to
defend hia company's intercsls , allhough It
is almost certain that Dalzell , Scott and
Gordon have been at work for days In the
Carnegie defense. Congressman John Dal
zell , the senior member of this law firm ,
Is not in Pittsburg , nnd BO far has attended
noiio of the conferences whjch are reported
to have recently taken place with Mr.
Carnegie's adherenls and represenlalivee in
the steel company , .but ho will likely take a
band before long. 6jherpromlnent ( lawyers
of boih Ihls clly and New York are men-
Honed as having bccni 'retained ' by Mr.
Carnegie , but Just who will really be op
posed to the 1'egaJ array on Mr , Frlck's
side cannot certainly bo ascertained until a
day or two has passed and answer is made
to the bill.
Attorney McCook said today that he con-
fldenly expected the suit to come to trial
before midsummer and probably much ear
CnrncR'le in Flnylnjr Rolf.
FE.RNANDINA , Fla. . Feb. 14. Mr. Car
negie left the hotiBo shortly before noon for
a trip up the island. He was accompanied
by a few friends. Late In the afternoon he
telephoned Colonel Page , the manager of the
cstale. Mr. Carnegie was Informed by Colonel
nel Page that several newspaper men were
desirous of having an expression from him
on the Frlck cult , but his reply was : "Say
to the correspondents that I am here playIng -
Ing golf and that I broke my golf record
yesterday. "
Killed ! r CoIlniiBp of Hoof.
JOLIKT. 111. . Fob. 14. One workliiffman
was killed , two badly Injured , nnd several
j others slightly hurt today by the collapse of
the h 'avy sheet Iron roof covering the cast
house of the Illinois Steel company's plant
here. Twenty workmen were buried in the
Fair and Continued Cold for Today
nml Friday , Accompanied hy
Northerly AVIndi.
WASHINGTON , Fob. H. Forecast for
Thursday and Friday :
For Nebraska , South Dakota and Kansas-
Fair and continued cold Thursday and Fri
day ; northerly winds.
For Iowa Fair Iti northern and western ,
colder with snow flurries and clearing In
southeast portion Thursday ; northeast to
north winds ; Friday fair and continued
For Missouri Snow flurries , followed by
i clearing , with much colder In southern and
eastern portions Thursday ; northerly winds ;
Friday fair and colder.
locnl lleeord ,
OMAHA , Feb. H. Omaha record of tem
perature and precipitation , compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years :
1900. 1S53. UOS. 1S97.
( Maximum temperature. . . . 4 45 3 < i 28
Minimum temperature 3 29 25 19
AvtTuco temperalure 4 37 3D 2J
Precipitation 25 .no T V
Hecord of temperature and precipitation
nt Omaha for this day and since March
Nutiiial lernpcralure for day
Dellcletiry in lemperaluru for day 20
Tolal PXCCSS since March 1. J&99 ( Jii5 ;
Normal rainfall for the day ttl inch
Hxcess In rainfall for day 22 inch '
Total rainfall since March 1 , ' 93.2ii.N5 lii < 0u\s
Dcfli-lency HlncD Marrh 1. I'M 4.42 Inches I
Deilcleiwy 'for cor. period , ISM. . . 1.20 Inchi-.i Ii i
Deficiency for ror. period , 1SS7..1U.SOInches i
llenort from .Station. , at S p , in.
3 M H
_ .
i Omaha , cloudy . I 21 4 "cj
i North Plane , partly cloudy . ! 2 4 T
. ridlt Lake , cloudy * . i I ssl .id
i I hoyemiu. snowing . | J 4 < , 'il
' Kupld I'ltv iloudy . I 6 , 2 | T
, Huron , olear . . . . , . ; ; s , , ( > l
| wri'btoii , clem- . , u1 ji0 (
i riilcuo. snowing . I 22 | a , ( W
St Loult > , oloudy . i 34 ; H | 'I'
ISt. P.iul. partly cloudy . | 4 . ( .j
! Unvdiport , snowing . j 12 l-'l , | *
, lli'lma. cloudy . . . . . is n. . , w
Unties City , cloudy . i 10 , 1S | M
Havre , clea'- . ' 16' ' 12 .01
HlHinunk , dear . . . . . . . i V I .1 )
On I vis ton , tlcar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5S i .i.j
" " .
T Indlcnlcti trace of i > rerptallon. ! |
Local Forecast Official
i Al HIP TlicntPi-M TonluM.
! I10VD-"Chlldren of the Ghetto , " S 15.
OUPHEL'M Vaudeville , S.1S.
Commissioner ( Eastman of South Dakota ; ,
Publishes a Statemnnt. i | '
Opportunities ' Offered In the lU | " ' nl
of l.niul Whnt ! > Done ivllli the
.Money Derived from
Thin Mil it roe.
DEADWOOD. S. I ) . . , Feb. II. ( Special. )
Commissioner , of School and Public Lands
Eastman j Is having published In some of
the , Hlaclt Hills papers a statement of the
amount of school and public lands In this
'Plate. South Dakota Is said to be the rlrh- j
est state In the union In the way of public i
lands. j The commissioner states that there
arc 1.MS.336 acres of common school lands
and J 091.410 acres of endowment lands. The
common school lands consist of sections
16 and 36 In caoh township. The endow
ment lands arc mostly located In the north
ern counties on the east Bide of the Mis
souri river and In the lllack Hills counties.
These lands are offered for sale each year
by the commissioner of school and public
lands at public auction at the ofilccs of the
county auditors of the respective counties
In | the counties designated by the Hoard
of School and Public Lands. No bid can
be | received for less than the appraised price ,
nor , In any ease for less than $10 per acre ,
the \ minimum price fixed by the constitu
Terms of payment : One-fourth of pur
chase price and Interest at 6 per cent on
the i remainder from the date of sale to Jan-
u.iry i 1 following In cash , llalanco on pur-
chase , price payable In equal Installments ,
In five , ten and fifteen years. Interest Is
payable annually. In advance , at C per cnl
on the 1st day of January each year. Full
payment can be made at the date of pur
chase or at any time thereafter , prior to
maturity of contract , by paying Interest for
one whole year In advance on the unpaid
principal. Contracts arc executed at the
late of pin-chase and patents whenever full
layment ts made. Contract fee Is $1 ami
intent J1.2S , which fees are paid Into the
state general fund.
Number of Acre * Sold.
One hundred and ninety-two thousand
one hundred and sixty-four acres of common
school land have been Bold at an average of
S13.6S per acre , and 661 of normal school
ands at $10 per acre. The total permanent
school fund derived from sales from 5 per
cent United Stales government sales and
sales of dead and fallen timber , aggregate
$2,66i5,930.93. The money realized from
; he above sources Is apportioned In January
ind July In each year to the various coun
ties in proportion to population and Is by
Iho counllcs Invesled In Improved farm
loans and school bonds at 6 per cent In
terest. Many of the counties do not call
for their apportionment , for the reason that
in some of them no applications are filed
with the county auditors , because 1 cent
additional Is charged by such counties , and
.n others because loans cannot be made In
excess of one-half of the assessed value of
the land and in no case to exceed $ fiOO to
any one person. The sum of $97,000 at
this time remains uncalled for , although
each county auditor , superlnlendents of
schools and school district officers have
been urged to use their best efforts lo secure
its inveslment. Until this fund is ex
hausted all applications for good farm loans
and school lands will be honored.
IxindM Ottered for I.cimc.
All school and endowment lands unused
are offered for lease , at public auction , at
the office of the county auditor of the re
spective counties for meadow and grazing
purposes only , after notice thereof hss been
published for sixty days. Minimum rates
are fixed by the Hoard of School afld Public
Lands after public leasing. The auditor
can continue for a period of six months to
lease at minimum ratee any lands remain
ing unleased.
The Interest received from Investmnnt of
the permanent school fund and rental of
the common school lands Is apportioned ,
June and December of each year , to the
various counties in proportion to the num
ber of children in each. The amount ap
portioned In 1899 was $202,436.96. The
amount so apportioned since statehood has
been $1,178,523.38 , an amount which exceeds
the present bonded Indebtedness of the
state by $470,623. The proceeds from en
dowment sales and rentals are apportioned
to institullons to which the lands belong.
To the farmer who is wearing his life
away upon rented lands in the cast these
lands will afford good farms at from a
quarter to one-half the price , of eastern
lands of less actual value , while the low
rate of Interest and long-time contracts add
special inducements to Investors. These
lands offer inducements for grazing purposes
afforded In but few other states , for the
following reasons : The native grasses , for
nutritious and fattening qualities , have been
proven to have no superiors and but few
equals ; in the greater portion of the state
stock can be run at large during the entire
winter without care or protection and comn
out In the spring In good condition unless
it bo an exceptionally severe winter , ac
companied by heavy snowfall : and for
the reason that these lands can.be secured
at a rental of but a few cents per acre.
Endowment I.nndx.
The endowment lands lie mostly In largo
bodies , Bomowhat remote from settlements ,
making them especially desirable for largo
horse , cattle or sheep ranches. Plenty of
water can be > secured on these lando , either
upon the surface or by shallow wells. Largo
bodies of such land are still open for leas
ing In McPbcrson , Marshall , Sully , Potter ,
Walworth , Campbell , Edmunds , Fall River ,
Butte , Mcado and Hyde counties , and smaller
bodies In Hand , Hughes and Day , at from
I to li cents per nere for five-year leases ,
payable annually. In the eastern and couth-
cm countlfa leases for one year can bo
secured at from 10 to 25 cents per acre.
Sales will bo made In twenty-five of the
eastern and southern counties and leases In
each county. Sales and leases will IIP made
during the month of March. The state also
has about 6,000 acres of Taylor lands , which
will be offered for aale In the counties In
which sales of school land have been ordered
at the samedate. . Such sales arc made for
prices ranging from $5 to $10 per acre ,
Outlook for Hie Tivo I'll Him In the
. . State on Our North.
PIERRE , S. D. , Feb. 14. ( Special. ) The
populist leaders of the elate are making an
effort to counteract the growing sentiment
against Senator Pettlgrew. The orators
whom they have already put out to start
the campaign ball rolling are all talking
In a very different key from that used by
the senator.
As lo their further efforts toward secur-
'ng a Pettlgrew legislature for the next
session It will be In the line of trading any
thing from goveinor dot.n to constable. The
populist candidates for state oflice will have
to go against the same proposition and
about the. only nori who have yet ap
peared above the surface are LaFullette , a a
an open candidate for governor , and Hurre
Lien of Sioux Falls , and Governor Lee him
self looking up the possibilities of a thlril
term. 7homos II. Ayres and Judge .Moor *
are clashed as the most probable consri'S-
slctinl nrcnlnces , with the rest of their ticket
to bo developed. The convention , unless it
break ! away from the bosses , v.lll name
I'fttlgrew as the choice of the party lor
So far as the republican state ticket Is
concerned It la being generally conceded
by thn state press lhat all the first term I
officers will be renomlnated If they desire |
ftirh endorsement and they no doubt do , i
with the possible exception of Coiigrtm-
man Gamble , who may step out and try.
for the scnatorshlp. If he ahould take this
action i It would leave a place open for con-
gress ii and this would be claimed by the
Black i Hills. If Gambln remains In the con
gressional race the places open for new '
nominations are those of governor , secretary |
of stale and railroad commissioner. For
governor C. N. Herrlcd appears al the pres-1 !
ent to bo the most promising candidate , with
Greely of Deuel nnd Snow of Hon Uonvme
and Roddle of nrooklngs prominently men
tioned. Of all these , talks with men who
have visited all portions of the state , Her- ! '
rlcd seems to be Ihe man most talked cf
at this early date. For secretary of state
Captain Philip Lawrence- , who has filled
the position of assistant In that office for
the last four years , Is the most talked of
man : at the present time.
For railroad commissioner the only name
so ! far presented Is that of George1 John-
stcti ' of Mitchell , who was n member of the
first commission elected In the state and
made an clllclent official.
Cnne Nome t.'rotvtled.
UEAOWOOD. S. 1) . , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
A letler has been received from William
Pcrrpabel from Cape Nome which states
lhat ihcre Is practically no more ground
In the district unslaked. All of the claims
that have any Indication of bearing goU
have been taken cither by men on the grounder
or are held by power of attorneys. There
Is not enough water lu the district to make
sluicing of Ihe gravel possible and the
rocker has to bo usrd. The letter advises
a < l Black Hills people to stay away. The
country will be overdone Just as the Klon
dike was , through the transportation com
panies and other companion , which are ln >
evented In getting a crowd to enter Ihe
country , Irrespective of the result. Mr.
Potrpabel stales that he has been all over
.ho Siberian coast , not far from Cape Nome ,
ind ho believes that this district will bo
'ully as rich In gold as Nome and as sooi\
is permission c.in be obtained from the
Uisslan government there will be a rush
to the new district.
New llonil llrlnun Settlera.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Feb. 14. ( Spcclal.-- )
\ large colony of farmers and stock raisers
s beginning to move to the country north
uid south of Sterling , in Nebraska and
Colorado , and will settle alone the line of
ho Burllnglon's Alliance-Brush road. The
amlllcs composing the colonies come from
Iowa , Minnesota and Iho Dakolas. Several
uiceloads have been taken up nnd Ihe
new selUere are acquiring lllle lo lands
owned by corporations and ranchmen who
have been using the same for grazing pur-
penes for many years.
Several big grading oulfils have arrived
al Slerllng for work on Ihe Alliance-Brush
Ino of Ihe Burlinglon. This work will be
lone from Sterling norlh and will be com
menced at once and continue as long as
the prcseut flno weather holds good.
Will Annwor Soeoml
SIOUX FALLS , S. D. . Feb. 14. ( Special
Telegram. ) Sheriff Donohue left today for
Deadwood to take charge of B. Prink and
George Robinson , who were acquitted In
federal court there today of the charge of
breaking Into tbo postofflco at Kowcna , ear
Sioux Falls. Upon being acquitted the
men were rcarrested by order 6f Sheriff
Donohue , who will 'bring thrm back io
Slcux Falls lo wait trial at the next ! crm
of the state circuit court on the charge
of burglary , allege. ! to have heen committed
at the same time as the crime of which they
were acquitted In t'nlled ' States court to
day. The postoftlce at Howena is In a store
and it is said that some stolen goods were
found at the home of ono of the men after
their arrest by federal authorities.
\CTT Sinoltrr In Wyoinlnsr
GRAND ENCAMPMENT , Wyo. , Feb. 14.
( Special. ) "A smelter at Grand Encamp
ment is a certainty , and I expect to nco
them breaking ground for It in April , " said
II. B. Stone of Denver a few days ago. Mr.
Stone is Interested in a number of mines
here , among them being the now famous
"Newsboy" claim. He says he Is In close
touch with the promoters of the Wyoming
Southern railroad people and that he has
strong reasons for believing lhat the road
will be built from Fort Stcele to Saratoga
early in the spring of this year and will
then bo pushed on to Grand Encampment
before the close of the year.
" "
Aiiierlriin LPIIKKC In I'nlltlt'N.
HOT SPRINGS , S. IX , Fob. 14. ( Special. )
The "American League" of Lead City ,
even though It declared Itself to be n 'j
pollticnl , at its last meeting , after discuss
Ing the Philippine situalion , resolved lhat
there was no other man In South Dakota
who could juslly and properly represent
the stale in Iho Unllcd Stales senalc but
niebard Franklin Peltlgrew , and lhat they
were therefore heartily in sympathy with
his candidacy.
rinilillnif llooni In Mltclirll.
MITCHELL , S. D. . Feb. 14. ( Special. ) -
L. Beokwlth and S. H. Scallln , two recent
purchasers of Main street property In this
city , will commence the erocllon of buslnesj
blocks as soon as the weather moderator
sufficiently lo permit of work being done
outside. Two other parties will also com
mence the erecllon of buildings In Ihe bus
iness dlslrlcls for business purposes. The
indications are thai there will bo a great
deal of building In Mitchell this summer.
\\lli Hi * I iiiidldiit < - .
HOT SPRINGS , S. I ) . , Fob. 14. ( Special )
The report that Congressman Gamble has
concluded to bo a candidate for rcnomina-
tlon to congresn is regarded hero as probably
corrccl , though ho has many friends who
would have been pleased lo have him a ci j-
dldate In opposition to Pettlgrew. A local
paper here , In discussing the Black Hills
political sltuallon , is for Hon. B , W. Mar-
lln of Dcadwcod for cither Iho scnalo or
congress ,
Axlilon ( iVtM Promotion ,
CHEYENNE. Wyo. , Feb. 14. ( Special. )
William Ashton , for many years division
engineer of fho Denver Pacific nnd Wyoming
division of the Union Pacific , has been ap
pointed chief engineer cf ' .he Oregon Short
Line , with headquarters In'Salt Lake City ,
to succeed Engineer O'Melvcncy , who wan
killed last fall by F. J. Mills.
I'olltlcal ( "iiinimlKii Oprnril.
HOWARD , S. D. , Feb. 14 ( Special.- )
The first political meeting of the campaign
was held here laat night. Hon. H. . . .
Loucks , the father of the populist party In
South Djkota. addressed an audience In sup
port of McKlnlcy prosperity and McKlnloy
On Trial for Three Year * .
G. Morltz 7.vpp at Westmlnnler. Mary
land , nays : " 1 have ud Chamberlain's
Couch Remedy In my family for the pas'
three years , nnd with marked success e -
peUally with croup , It giving relief In from
ten to fifteen minutes. I believe It to bo the
| best cough medicine on the market. " After
three years' trial Mr. Zepp is well qualified
to apeak on the merits of ( his remedy. It Is
perfectly rcllablo and always gives quick
Brain Workers.
Hereford's ' Acid Phosphate
Strengthens the exhausted and con
fused brain , relieves nervous headache
and induces refreshing sleep.
Genuine beats name HomroKp's on wupptr.
riinltnlmorlil ( Hirer HrMn Content
ltlt Ilir DiuniiHe It lint
AlrenUj Done.
ATLANTA. Ga. . > Vli. M. Reports tra-n
points In Georgia sny the Chattahoochto
river. after n steady rise. of four days , li at
n standstill. The main streets tif We t
1'olnt are several Inches deep In water , uhilo
In Iho tow-lying portions of the town innnv
houses have been abandoned. Trains arc
from four to five hours late. Many bridges
have betn carried away. Knoxville. Ten'i .
reports Hint nil streams In that section am
out of tbelr banks mid have caused inncii
damage J to farm property and logging in
terests. (
Owing to high wnter the Southern railway
has abandoned traffic on Its Mncon branch.
The Hood from the Ocmulgep covers ilin
track for miles No trains have been run
on the Columbus tllvlMon of the Southern
for two days.
.Movi-inonl of UOHW HoliU l'i ) AVotl unit
Omiihii I'ont IIIIION to MnKp
liOOll SIllMVllllX.
CINCINNATI , Fob. 14. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Price Current says : The movement
of hogs has held up well , fully equaling pre
vailing expectations. Western packings ara
CTii.OOO , compared with ISO.OOO the preceding
week anil * -10.,000 hist year. From Novcmbnr
1 the total Is 7,710,000 , against 8,820.000 n
year ; ago. Promlncut places compare as fol-
ows : .
City. 1W. 1KM.
llletiso 2.5.V..OHO 2.I75.00) !
Kausiift City MS.t l 1.090,0'M '
jiiiaiiu r-.Ti.ono
t. Louis W < XW ( r,7ooiv ! >
liillaniipolls 67S. X )
4B7. ' < 0)
Mnelnniltl 27 : . KM
St. JoM ph Ili.Oi'il 411.000
lltumw'i 23H.WJ 23-i.ftM
. 'i-dar Haplds 137.f > > ist.on
! nux rity 1Sr..l ) 110.00) )
St. Paul 1I7.0.X )
A Trlnl Trpntmcnt Spilt Free to All
Who SntVpr From any Stn c
of the Ulncnxe.
CnrcB COUPS Thnt Hot Siirlmr * nnfl all
Other Trrntnicsitu i'nlluil
to Ijvcu llel ] ) .
There has been discovered by the Slata
Medical Institute , IS ) Elektron Ilia * . , Ft.
Wayne , Ind. , the most remarkable SyplilIlM
curi' ever neard of. H 1ms cured all such
Indications as mucoup patches tn the mouth ,
aore throat , copper colored spots , chancre. ' ,
ulccratlons on the > -ody und In hundreds
of eases where the hair and eyebrows had
fallen out and the whole skin was u miss ;
of bolls , pimples and ulcers Ibis Wonderful
specific has completely changed the wholt.
body Into a clean , perfect condition of
physlclnl health. Kvcry railroad running
Into Ft. Wnyne brings scores of siiffereru
Becking this new and marvelous cure and
to enable those who cannot travel to re
alize what a truly Marvelous work lha
Institute is accomplishing they will send
free to every sufferer a frofl trial treatment
BO that everyone can cure themselves In the
privacy of their own home. This is the
only known cure for syphilis. Do not hesi
tate to write nt once and the free trial will
be sent scaled In plain package.
Shortest and Quickest Line
Train * Ipnvp I MOV STVTIOV dully
for KannnN City. Ulllllc'.v. SI. l.oillw
mill nil jiolntN 'IIH ( or Noutli. SIMU IAI ,
IIOMISF.IKIUS' : i\ttH.siov , KHII.
iO. .Ill Information nt C'lty Ticket
Oilier , 111rnriuim Nt. , ( Pn-vtoii Hotel
HIU. )
lleo. Feb. 10 , 1000.
It's Tonight
vnen we want iver.v gro
fr that attmds the pen
lug of the Main tp < i u-r
i'/xh.jlt 10all and see
In nil Its clory A 'i
MOUV nlr for all \isltor.s
HAVE vow
Thp rror t cnnc cnn lir rnred l jr
Ins MoKnPt Pll < ; Killer. ( SuuniuteeiL
91.0O per box liy ruiitl.
Wnatern Depot. Om h , Nefrt
WoaU Men may hi\T8 \ onr
treatment appliance ) nnd
remollc * r trial anil aj > >
\tuQlugrandnittt4f \ ,
return all nt our eiix.iiM ! ,
f y NoUiliic. It o tin 11
health lor mvn.bcctct dulni
cured , icrv is : control mid
rigor. New LooU > eiit un *
der pltiin tetl ulthout
Most effective , agrcenblp und irl ; iblr
Tonic fitlniiilant for body , brain aril
nerves 'I ry it when fatigued or uvr-
worked from any rausr.
Via .Murlanl Marlanl Wine malnliuim
It' , regulation.
Sold by .ill ImiKflBts Refuse Subsli-
. _
1 PILLS lOcentst general ImorpTe l 25 ealth tk9 cents J
WANTKD-Cago ot 'nu health that
n.I-I'-A-N-S will not bcni'Mt. Hfiict 5
to Hlpan * Chemical Co. , No l York , for 1 > J
ample ? and 1,000 testimonials.
Cures Gonorrhoea , Olr L or unnatural dl -
charBba In a fnw daya. Full directions.
Price Jl.M. All drurelsts , or mall , U. Dick
C Co. , 1S3 Centra St. . Now Yoik.

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