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JoM.SpC DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY. NEBRASKA
FAITHFUL CHRONICLE oj"
i 4 ttu vnrin
, . "I I ntirw cTATrc SOL.
President Pallia, In a Feeling Ad
dress, Tells II)vr Deeply They Real-
Ize What Uultrd States Haa Done
for Toeiu In Making Them Free.
The lust vestige of the American occu
pation of Cuba disappeared .Thursday
when the American ting was lowered
from ,'abana barracks at Havana and
the I .st battalion of Americnu soldiers
manned to the Triseornia pier nml
boarded the United States army trans
Standing .on the plain near Cnbunn.
j j fortress, between a line of American and
J ' a line of Cuban troops, and surrounded
I by a cnrd of Americana and Cubans,
President ralmn feelingly voiced his ap
f preciation of all that the America ns have
't' Uoue for Cuba.
J After the soldiers had presented arms,
.) the American Hag was slowly lowered
1 from the staff over the barracks, a salute
' of twenty-one guns mennwhile being fired
from the fortress. The Cuban flag was
' raised in its place and also saluted with
i twenty-one guns.
jf ' ' " i President Pultun then addressed Minis
ter Squiers and Maj. Brown, cominnnder
. of the American troops, saying, in part:
( "On this momentous occasion the sin-
' cerity and depth of my feelings overcome
- , me. and mv heart must sunnlv hit defi-
Y vJL.iency of words. We are confronted by
one of the most extraordinary facts re
corded ia the annals of universal his
tory, the departure from our shores of
the last troops the United States had
kept in Cuba after helping us to secure
our independence and the. blessings of
freedom. They could stay longer, under
any pretext whatever, or nu unjust de
mand could be imposed upon us, but on
the contrary, the government of the Unit
ed States, identified as it is with the lib
eral spirit and noble character of tho
American people, willingly proves its dis
interestedness and sincerity of the aid it
rendered us by taking these men away
and showing us nt the same time that
we have, as an independent people, the
cou6dence of one of the most powerful
nations on earth."
Maj. Brown replied to President Tal
ma, and thanked him for his kindness to
the American officers and soldiers.
After this reply all the troops marched
past in platoon formation and boarded
GIRL CASHIER SAVES CASH.
Chicago Woman Puts Up a Pluck)
Fight Against Burglars.
While a dozen terrified witnesses in a
woman's restaurant at 153 Michigan
j Avenue, Chicago, shrieked and fled from
the leveled revolvers of two holdup men,
Miss N. E. Sumner, the cashier, resist
ed the efforts of a third t..ief to open
the cash register. Only when she had
V been struck several times and a revolver
had been pressed against her head did
the cashier give up.
The delay caused by her struggle
frightened tho trio and they tied, after
seizing only the money in the register,
amounting to about $!0. Over $200 in
djb'had beeu pluced on the desk near by,
ot nacf been swept to the floor by Miss
Sumner, where they were found later.
TO SOLVE MYSTERY.
Miss Sctiaefcr Murder is Nearly
).t is believed the mystery in the mur
der of Miss Schaefer ut Bedford, Ind.,
g about to be solved ind that the crime
rest on a prominent business man not
nnerly suspected. The motive for the
jurder was to secure letters.
The suspect is trying to escape. A
close guard has beeu placed on ull out
going trains. Late communications from
Elkhart to Mayor Smith arc said to be of
vast importance in placing the guilt on
the Bedford man.
' Officials in high positions state posi
tively that the mystery has been unrav
eled and that on arrest will follow
"WHITE ANGEL" IS NO MORE.
Mn. Betsey Durett, Once Captive of
Indiana, Dies at 92.
. Mrs. Betsy Durett is dead ut Kokorno,
Ind., aged 02 years.
She was the first white child born in
northern Indiana, her parents having
pome to the state in 1SUIH
When a child Mrs. Durett was abduct
. - v ml bv the Indians nml hclil nnntlvo until
10 years of age, when she was rescued
l.mr DmnnnF .if militin nttilrn. rant Too
j m. v ...... u . . v Hi, mfav.
She subsequently married her rescuer.
The Indians called her the "White Au-
gel of the1 Iroquois."
Three Sisters Under Knife.
At Angusta, Ga., Leo mi, Katie and
Frankle Lawrence, daughters of Bryan
Lawrence, who is well known in Au-
..guste, were an operated on for append!
V'itis on the same day and are now at a
1 local hospital doing well.
White Ciirl Slain by Negress.
Minnie Friedliue, a white girl, aged
'2 yr. was shot and killed at Somer-
et, Pa., by Mrs. Frauk Simpson, wife
' a negro barber. It is alleged that Jeal-
y was ths cause. Mrs. . Slmpsou's
Waaeea are believed purely imaginary.
lorer Ernest Cabal Hanged.
t Cashcl waa banged at Calgary,
T., for the murder of a raucUtnaa.
escaped after his conviction, and
4 ia aiding forty-fire days. He
Jot.fsas.oa on tit scaffold. ,
TRAIN JUMPS TRACK.
Passenger Train noils Down Em
bankment Two dead, two fatally and twenty-five
seriously injured is the revised casualty
list in the wreck of the intercolonial ex
press train, the five cars of which left
the rails at Hunter's Crossing, forty
miles west of Halifax. N. S., Wednesday
aud plunged down a 30-foot embankment
into the Shubenacadie River. Every one
of the thirty passengers suffered more or
less serious injuries, as did the ten mem
bers of the train crew.
The dead are Conductor Robert Dun
can, Halifax, and Mr. John tSlnsscy,
Halifax. The injured are Bnggngemus
ter J. E. Blair, Halifax, and Armenian
Armenian peddler, name not known.
The train, consisting of a locomotive,
postal car, baggage car, two days coach
es and a Pullmau car, was bound from
Hnbfax for Montreal onu Boston, and
was traveling sixty miles an hour when
tire accident occurred.
. As the curve at Hunter's Crossing was
reached Engineer Ross left a jolt, and
looking back saw the baggage ear swerve
from the rails, followed by the coaches
and the mail car. The five cars went over
the embankment and rolled down into the
river, which skirts the roadbed nt this
The Pullman turned over twice. One
of the coaches struck a tree ond was rip
ped open from enl to end. The other
cars landed bottom up in the water,
which, fortunately, was less than two
Of the seriously injured many had
broken limbs, but it is believed that none
The accident is supposed to have re
sulted from some defect in the wheels of
the truck of the car which first left the
track. A broken rail was at first thought
to unve caused the wreck, but investiga
tion showed that this was not the case.
Tho overturned cars carried down the
telegraph wires, and communication be
tween Hunter's Crossing and Halifax
was not re-established for several hours.
Traflic on the road was resumed at a late
MARTIAL LAW REVOKED.
All Prisoners In Hull Pen at'Ctlp
ple Creek Turned Over.
Martial law having been revoked, at
Cripple Creek, Colo., by Oov. Penbody,
oil tho prisoners iu the "bull pen" icro
delivered to the civil authorities Wed
John M. Glover, former congressman
from Missouri, was arraigned in the dis
trict court on a charge of having at
tempted to kill Sergeants Dittemorp and
Smith on Dec. 2!) last. He pleaded not
guilty, and was released under a $(500
bond. A number of prominent miners
leaders were also released.
The mis-demeanor cases against Adjt.
Gen. Bell and other military officers,
charged with false imprisonment, were
set for trial next Tuesday.
DIVINE FOUND GUILTY.
Rev. Robert Elwood Cautioned to
be More Careful.
The Rev. Robert A. Elwood, pastor of
Olive Presbyterian Church of Wilming
ton, Del., who was tried by the Newcas
tle presbytery on chnrges growing out
of the sermon entitled "Should the Mur
derer of Miss Helen Bishop Be Lynch
ed," prenched the day before George
White, the negro murderer of Miss Bish
op, was burned nt the stake, was found
guilty on three of the six specifications
presented against him. A committee of
five was appointed to fix punishment, and
this committee recommended that the
Rev. Mr. Elwood be cautioned to be more
careful in the future.
The presbytery accepted tho recom
mendation and adjourned.
GIVEN TEN YEARS.
Hank Wrecker Koso is Sent to the
George A. Rose, lata cashier of the
Produce Exchange Bunk at Cleveland O.,
who recently confessed to embezzling
$187,000 of the bank's funds, Mas Wed
nesday sentenced to ten years iu tho peni
tentiary. The Produce Exchange Banking Com
pany closed its doors Jan. 22. The in
solvency couit appointed tho Cleveland
Trust Company as receiver.
The assets and liabilities of the bank
were placed at $1,500,000. .
Rose's peculations were tho cause of
the bank's failure. Rose lost the money
he stole iu speculation on the board of
trade. His thefts extended over a period
of eight years.
Two Hilled During Htoriu.
The blizzard which has raged for the
past thirty-six hours in eastern Montana
has spent itself. As a result of the
storm three section men near Kurtz, N.
D., were struck by a train. Two were
To Save Nephew's Neck.
Lemoiiieg Molt, a wealthy flour miller
of lies Moines, la., whose nephew, L. H.
Mott. is under sentence to hang March
13 at Missoula, Mont., for murdering his
wife a year ago, has gone to Montana to
make an effort to save his nephew's neck.
Trying to Check Hmallpox.
At BloomingtQu, 111., Wcduesday, the
public schools aud the normal school weM
not opened and will be closed for two
weeks longer, if there is no relief in the
smallpox situation. All public gatherings
have been prohibited.
To Punish French I'relr.tee.
Tremier Combes announced at' the
mretlng of the cabinet at Paris his Inten
tion of taking drastic measures agslnst
certain prelates for addressing open let
ters to President Loubet, criticising th
proposed law further restricting teaching
by members of the religious bodies.
One II and red Settler Killed.
Yhe statement Is mads at Berlin that
160 settlers been killed is German
southwestern Ainca dutiog the present
fContinuation of the Homer
TWO FIREMEN KILLED.
nig Fire In the Business District of
Fire In the henrt of tho wholesale dis
trict of Knoxville, Tenn., which broke
out at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night, caused
a' loss of nearly (400,000 and cost the
lives of two firemen.
The dead nie William A, Maxey aud
John J. Dunn.
The fire started in the six-story Phoe
nix building, on (lay Street, between
Wall and Union Avenue, and the whole
sale hnt and millinery house of Murphy
& Robinson. The flames spread rapidly
both north and south, into the store of
Cullen & Newman, wholesale chinaware,
on the north, and into the store of M. L.
Ross A Co., on the south.
On the south the fire did not make fur
ther progress, hut on the north, after gut
ting the Cullen & Newman establish
ment, it spread to Cullen & Shields, chi
nnware, and the W. W. Woodruff Com
pany, wholesale hardware and machin
ery house, which was entirely destroyed.
'a he fire wsb stepped before it had dam
aged M. B. Arustein & Co., on the north,
The firemen had three lines of hose on
the Ross building, which is four stories
high, when the walls of the Phoenix
building crumbled and crashed through
the roof of the Ross building. The floors
were carried down in order, and out of
seven men who were in the building only
two were caught, uhhough there are ru
mors that two spectators lost their lives.
The insurance on the losses amounts tu
DEATH IN THE DRINK.
Three Chicago Men Succumb
Three More Are Dying.
A number of colored men living in a
rooming house on Dearborn Street, Chi
cago, drank wood alcohol, and ns a result
Cyrus Robinson, J. C. McCarthy and
Thomas Smith are dead, George Jen
nings and Edward Thompson are dying1
and Richard Fletcher is In the bospitui
with a faint chance for his life.
The men purchased the alcohol in a
drug store and their friends declare that
the bottles were not properly labeled.
The police wr-re not able to find the
druggist who sold the alcohol. It is
claimed by men living in the rooming
house that all of the victims knew wood
alcohol was poison, but did not think
they were drinking it. They supposed
that they had genuine alcohol.
SHOT BY AN ASSASSIN.
AProininent Kt ituoky Lawyer is
James K. Shradcr, a prominent young
lawyer of Louisville, Ivy.; who had just
completed a term as assistant attorney
of the commonwealth, died Tuesday at
a hospital from the effects of n bullet
wound inflicted by W. E. Neal of Owcns
The troubje anise, it is saM, over a
suspicion which Ncal entertained us to
Shrader's relations with Mrs. Neal.
The shooting occurred iu a barroom,
where Neal found Shradcr talking to n
bartender. Neul began shooting without
Neal started to run, but met nu officer,
who arrested him. Neul's father is u
wealthy farmer und was once u stale sen.
FLOUR MILLS CLOSED.
Shortage in Wheat P .'pply is Given
ns the Cause.
All of tho twenty-one Minneapolis
(.Minn.) flour mills have shut down, but
the uiillers say they expect to resume
operations in three days. Shortage in the
supply of wheat is the cause.
The reason given is that the railroads
are blocked with loaded cars, and the
only way in which the sit mil ion could be
relieved was by shutting d.iwn for a few
days. One of the largest milling firms
denies tho truth of the report on the
i: in in exchanges that flour dealers feared
to buy flour because of the manipulation
in the wheat market which had put up
the price so high and might at any mo
ment cause a shnrp decline.
Charged With Peonuga.
Under charge of peonage and cruel
treatment, R. L. Pittmun, n prominent
farmer of Madison County, !n., has
waived preliminary hearing and heeii
bound over to the April term of tho Uuit
ed States district court. It is alleged
that Pittmun held on his place the six
children of a nero and treuted them
with great cruelty.
Wants to Try Hypnotism.
The attorney for the Chicago car bnrn
bandit, Emil Roeski, has announced his
intention to go before Judge Ivoestein
and ask permission to have Roeski hyp
notized. A test, tho attorney stated,
would demonstrate that Roeski is an
ensy subject to hynotize. The attorney
believes the other bandits hypnotized
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nullum v . niiiinrj iiriu. f
Millnm Collins wiutney, former sec
retary of the navy, died at New York a
few minutes after 4 o'clock Tuesday af
ternoon at his home. He died while un
der the influence of ether administered
preparatory to a second operation for ap
pendicitis. Ulg Texas Failure.
B. V. Bouuer, personal representative
of John II. Kirby, aud W. II. Mcleod of
St. I-ouis, have beeu appointed temporary
receivers of the Kirby Lumber Company
at Houston, Tex., one of the largest cor
porations of the kind iu the southwest.
First Theater to Reopen.
McVbker's theater at Chicago, com.
plete with safeguards against fire and
loss of llfs, has reopened, being the first
of the popular play houses to do so since
all of them were closed following the Iro
quois theater fire one month ago.
N'ordloa Gets Divorce.
Madame Nordics, the priie donna,
ho in private, Ufa Is Mrs. I.Ullao - M.
iWme, has be granted aa laterlociH
ttVy decree of divorce ky Justkr r.'scbcf
4 luitbs svpreme court at We VerX:
NEB., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1904.
STATE OF NKKKASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Changes Name and Weds Ex-Nebraska
Convict Makes a Good Rec
ord In One Month Series of ln
fortunate Occurrences at Norfolk.
William Nation, convict nt the Nebras-
fca penitentiary at Lincoln, lias set an ex
ample that will li'ely stand as a record.
Out on parole a month ago, he changed
his name, wooed and won a pretty widow
of Grand Island, and opened a fashiona
ble afe on Third Street in the center of
the city. .
Being well bred and affable and accus
tomed to dressing well. Nation came
readily to be liked by the business nieu
and the women given to entertaining.
The marriage strengthened his standing
in the community, consequently it waa a
shock to the townspeople Friday when
deputies from the penitentiary nt Lincoln
came to arrest him for violating a pa
Nation was sent to the state bnstile for
three years after conviction for grand
larceny. His release took place a few
weeks ago when the sentence had about
expired. One of the stipulations of n
parole is that the convict shall not leave
the capital city. Nation said he was not
aware of this. He took his arrest pliilo
sopmeally. He snid he was s.irry his
mistake brought nhont disclosure, as he
was in a fair way to mnke n success.
CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
Scries of Unfortunate Occurrences
O. A.v Luikhort, who wns inj lred by
being run down by n horse ut Ntrf'dk,
is considerably worse. His skull was
found to be fractured at the base of the
braiu. Meningitis has set and greatly
adds to the danger of the cflse.
There wns a succession of serious acci
dents within twenty-four hours at Nor
folk. George Fink, nn employe of the
contractor fcr the new government build
ing, fell from the second story uf 'the
structure and fractured his skull. While
his injuries are serious, they are no!
thought to be fatal. George Stalciip, a
switchman in the Northwestern yards,
was pinched between two cars and re
ceived serious injuries. William Runner
was seriously though not fatally injured
while engaged in putting up ice,
CHARGES WATKE WITH ARSON.
Ashton Man Accused of Attempt to
Burn an Elevator.
A Loup C ity I'peeial says: Sheriff Wil
liams left for Ashton with a warrant for
the arrest of Robert Wnlke of .Ashton.
who is chnrx'il with au attempt to brrrn
the elevator belonging to E. G. Taylor ntJ
Selmupp's Siding last Saturday iiightl
x ue uiicuipt was ny means or a ruse,
which, however, fuiled to work, owing to
the fact that the melted tallow or the
candle used as u slow match coveied the
fu Hid it failed to burn.
This is the same Robert Wntke who
was accused of burning the Ashton ele
vator hist spring, but was acUitted on
Hunter Accidentally Shot.
While out hunting in Cass County
John Wade accidentally shot himself with
an old muzzle loading shotgun. The full
charge of shot entered his head just above
his right eye, penetrating his brain. At
the time of the accident two other young
men were with him and they were nearly
a mile from the house. The unfortunate
man was taken to a hospital iu Lineolu
where it was learned that three inches
of the skull had been torn nwny. Alter
dressing the wound the pli.-sieinn said Hi"
pnlieut now has some clianee of recovery.
Woman Hangs Herself.
The funeral of Gcsinc Meierdiereks.
wife of Dicdrich Meicrdiccks. residing
twevle miles southwest of Pender, took
place at the Lutheran cemetery- near
Plum Creek. Mrs. Meierdiereks wits
found Saturday morning hanging by :
rope iu the barn with only her night
clothes on. Some time iu (he night she
had left her bed unknown to her husbanil
and family. There has been no cause as
signed for her net.
Destroys Hnloon Ht Bassrtt.
It is said Mrs. J. Courtney visited
a saloon at Bassett with a hammer and
smashed all of the ghiss in the mirrors
behind the bar, pounded the bottles into
bits, rolled umber fluid and liUors out
upon the floor, poured beer into the cus
p a do is ami seared the little crowd of
men who were standing up to drink until
they trembled.' Mrs. Courtney has not
yet beeu arrested.
Smallpox Closes Kcbooln.
The schools of Scott's Bluff were voted
closed until Monday, Feb. .X, by the
school board. This is to guard against
the epidemic of smallpox which is ap
pearing in that valley. Four children at
tending school have been taken siek since
Christmas and one of them came down
suddenly last week after being in her
classes all day.
Smallpox Stamped Out.
The last case of smallpox at Ahla.
seven miles west of Grand Island, has
been stamped out and the i)uarantine re
moved. The village and vicinity hid
ijuite a siege of the disease about four
weeks ago, but there were no severe
IiUikhart Much (letter.
A bulletin Issued 'from the bedside of
G. A. Luikart ut Xorfolk says that be is
much better, resting comfortably und has
every chance for recovery.
Grain Elevator Horns.
The Hammond grain elevator at Elgin
was destroyed by lire. The loss is 0,.
Ou; iusuiance, (mi.lMK). The origin of the
fire is a mystery.
Boys Uadly Burned.
During the absence of Mrs. Cliapmuu
Ambrose of Omaha, her two sons, 12
aud 2 years of age, sustained severe In
juries from flames rid smoke iu a lire,
the origin of which the older boy could'
uot satisfactorily explain.
Repairing Telephone Lines.
The Nebraska Telephone Company Qa
bad 1 force of linemen at Stella the last
few days repairing the line w5re it was
dstnagtxi by the recent sleet storm. The
f ti..la leval Hue suffered serendy froin
Jar Fonnd Hurled Forty-Two Years
In Hurt County Quicksand.
On a farm in Burt County was f.tttnd
recently a stone Jar containing butter.
Forty-two years ago a family by the
name of Decatur lived on the farm, and
one day in summer this jar of butter waa
brought to them, and was taken down
and placed in a spring, known as Decatur
spring, which wns on the farm.
A few days later, when they went to
get the butter, it was gone, and no trace
of it was to be found. The family thought
that the butter had been taken by In
dians. Two weeks ago a man was exca
vating on the farm near the spring and
unearthed a stone jar. On investigation
it waa found to contain butter. The jar
on being exposed to the air crumbled to
pieces, leaving the butter intact. It was
moldy outside, but yellow and of good
color within. The butter was brought . to
town, and neighborhood tradition soon es
tablished that it was the butter that waa
put In the spring forty-two years ago.
The spring contained quicksand, and
the butter was entombed.
COLLISION AT BROKEN BOW.
Three Trainmen and a Passenger
A tail-end collisiou of extra freight
trains in the Burlington yards it t Broken
Bow Thursday en used the death of Hire
trainmen and a passenger riding iu the
The dead are Thomas Kelly, engineer,
Ravenna: C. F. Eton, fireman. Alliance;
John Akeis, braUeman, Alliance: J. C.
Whitt' : liber;.-! r, passenger, of Larwell,
Kxtra fnight No. 4S was standing on a
sidi track, when No. 40 crashed Into the
caboose, tearing it to pieces and almost
instantly killing Eton and Akeis, who
were on the engine.
Engineer Kelly wns caught in the
wreckage, and it wns un hour before he
could be r leased, lie died soon after.
Whitteiibergcr lived several hours. The
coroner has taken charge of the bodies
and uill hold an inquest to place the re
sponsibility for the wreck.
PANIC AT A FIRE.
One Hundred Roomers Crlven Out
Into Kr ct with Scant Attlro.
Fire of uncertain origin iu the MeMur-
try block at Lincoln drove over 100 peo
pie from their rooms in the block, most
of them dad In their night clothes and
wrapped in blankets. Only he coolness
or toe lneiiieii and Police Ollicers Bent
ley.Duvid and Overton, prevented a panic
mid doubtless saved many from injury.
The tire started in the basement under
the feed store of G. A. Grcenamyer In
soine old books end n mattress, and
lhoui;!i doing little damage Itself com
pletely hi. id the four-story building with
smoke and in several instances almost
lUlfTociiling the rooineis, severs! of them
'icing curried downstairs from the second
:uid third Toots by firemen and others.
T!io huih.'iti;,' ''.-us inspected by Chief
t l.'i:i"nt several days ago and he recom
iiii mli d that it be condemned as unfit for
oci upnncy. Besides lodging rooms there
are several unices in the building.
NEARLY FROZEN TO DEATH.
Stunned Man Steeps on (.round All
I Wnlson, n man 48 years of uge,
came to Nebraska City the other after
noon and lint ninht started buck to camp
on root. When a mile south of the city
he fell off the railroad truck and the fall
so stunned him that he became bewilder
ed. He wandered around in the brick
yard, where h fell, for several hours
and then lay down beside a shed to rest
and wait for daylight. The night wns
bitter cold, the thermometer being 15 de
grees below r.ero, und when he awoke he
was so benumbed that he could hardly
crawl to a house that was near by. Both
his hands are bmlly frozen and may have
to be amputated, while both feet are
Argo Sturch Works to Start I'p.
Announcement was made at Nebraska
City Saturday tiiut tin- Argo starch
works, the western plant of the so-culled
trust, would be stiirted up within a fort
night. Ii w is closed down indefinitely
st vera I looinlis nv'ii, According to the
aniioiiiieenn nl the plant will supply the
Irnile west and south, while one nt in-Haii.-ipoUs
will supply the middle states
nml l he one at Oswego, X. V., will sup
ply the eastern trade. The resumption
means ( niployinent for 400 workmen.
Investigating the Bobbery.
Sheriff J, D. McBride of Plattsinoulh,
received word that the bank of M unlock
was entered from the rear door Tuesday
night and entrance into the vnult obtuiii
d by digging through the brick wall into
the vault. The amount tuken wns he.
tween f 1.000 and (L.VtO. Tho sheriff is
investigating the robbery.
Boy Captures a 'Possum.
James Sloss, aged 0 years, vh his
little bow and arn,v and his little dog,
hiii! bin self foitu from his Lincoln
Inline Wednesday afternoon and in an
hour brought back a real live 'possum
that he caught iu n tree In the edge of
town. He intends to give a supper to 0
number of his friends,
Vuii k Trip by Carrier.
Frank Hullgreu, carrier on rural free
di lively route No. 1 at Holdrege, made
u rccoiil which will be hard to bent. He
made bis trip of twenty-seven miles iu
two hours and forty minutes with a sin
wle horse nml buggy, lie served 100 box
es, delivering 'jnil pieces of mail aud
collecting slxtei n.
tells Schools Are Crowded.
The crowded condition of the public
school nt Stella occasioned by some of
the outside districts contracting for their
I " 1 1 i's. caused the addition of another
teacher to the present force.
S' lis I I ju'ir Without License.
Curl Seiman pleaded guilty nt Fre
mont to selling liipior without n license
in the district court and was sentenced
to pay u line of (loo aud costs, amount"
ing to f., which he puid.
m!pi at Srelbv.
Dr. Woodward, Iu consultation with
Dr. Gray of Okceolo, who once bad the
disease blin self, has decided that Charles
Devaux, the propiietor of the hotel at
Shelby, has the smallpox. ' Devaux wet
broken out aud thought be had th
Burglars Take Stamps and Money
McKlbben's store st Loretto, six miles
nortewsst or Albion, was broksn into by
burglars aud a qu.atity of ruen-haudise
takes. The postoOlc in the same build
lug was robbed of stamps tad mooer, -
A case of smallpox has beeu reported
In the home of William Seikotter, ten
miles west of Papilliou. The disease is
of mild form.
Thomas Ewing, president of the Ewing
Clothing Company, committed suicide la
his store at Lincoln by shooting himself
in the heart.
Frsuk Robinson, who was recently ar
rested at Nebraska City for stealing
chlckeiit, pleaded guilty to petit larceny
and was given a sentruce of lift ecu dsys.
The new Union depot at Fremont has
been finally accepted by ths management
of both the Union Pacific aud North
western Railroads and will be opened for
The first annual poultry show given by
the Snrpy County Poultry Association
w ill be held at Papilliou Feb. 3, 4 aud S,
and everything is being done to make it
a very successful event.
Miss Bertha Breincr of Tecumseh has
accepted the position of private secretary
to Dr. Clark, president of the State Nor
in a I School at Peru, aud has already en
tered upon her new duties.
J. W. Dixon, a resident of Western,
Sarpy County, captured a live opossum,
weighing ten pounds. These animals are
very scarce, th!s being the first oue cap
tured thereabouts in many years.
The Methodist Church nt Havelock
caught fire nt ti o'clock Sunday night ami
wns damaged CtiO, fully insured. Tho
tire caught from a flue. Lew McCoy
slipped and the hose curt ran over him
and broke his arm.
Emmett Nucter, a farmer residing near
Steele City, southwest of Beatrice, !ost
three head of mules, three head of horses
and thirty head of hogs, all killed by one
stroke of lightning. It was sleeting nud
snowing when the bolt came.
The Clark Automatic Telephone Com
pany has a force of men at work putting
in the rural system of telephones to con
nect with Dakota City. It is expected
about thirty-five miles of territory will
be covered by the system.
The mumps have been epidemic in the
western and southwestern parts of Sarpy
County for several months and some
cases of scarlet fever in tho vicinity of
Springfield have caused tho couutry
schools to be low in attendance. '
Frank I.ovelaud und a few other men
have struck an eighteeii-inch vein of soft
coal in the bluffs south of Nebraska City
on land leased of B. D. Tait. The vein is
of fair quality and is gradually getting
thicker ns they get farther into the bluff.
Tho Tecumseh lodge of Knights of
Pythias announces that it will hold Its
annual ball and banquet on the evening
of Feb. JO. These affairs are always
looked forward to with pleasant antici
pations by the knights and their friends.
R. E. Wilson of Blue Springs met with
an accident by fulling upon the Icy street.
He struck his head in such a manner as
to inflict a severe scalp wound and pro
duce concussion of the brain. He was
rendered unconscious and there appears
to lie little hope of his recovery.
Burlington Railroud reports indicate
Ihut the Nebraska wheat hns been unin
jured by the intense cold of the last few
days. It wus protected in the east and
southeast by a mantle of suow, and in
the west tho freezing will do little dam
age. The Modern Woodmen of America at
North Loup have just completed a new
brick store building and hall at a cost
of (7,HH. It is fifty feet front by sev
enty feet deep, iron and pressed brick
front, with galvanized cornice and trim
mings. Fire, believed to be from incendiary
jrigiu, destroyed the St. Mary's Avenue
livery stables at Omaha Monday morn
ing. Thirty-two horses were burned to a
crisp and another wns so badly burned
that it had to be shot. The totul loss is
estimated at (H.000.
A new auditorium for the city of West
Point is now an assured fact. The West
Point Lieilerknuix, a strong organization
composed of representative citizens, has
taken hold of the matter mid has already
secured a site. Plenty of money Is iu
night to assure success.
The old settlers of Wilbur, in Saline
County, are talking of organizing a his
torical society to dig nil and preserve a
record of things that happened in thnt
county ami of those things that the old
settlers took part iu years and years ago,
af which there is now no official record.
A farmers' institute has been organized
at North Loup with a large membership.
It is proposed to have lecturers from the
state unive'nily at different times
through the year. A building and loan
association is also being organized for
the purpose of aiding the building of
The Wells-Abliott-Nieman Company at
Schuyler, run their flouring mill at full
capacity day and night, comprising
wheat, corn and rye mills. The output
Iter duy of twenty-four hours when so
running is 1,000 barrels of Hour, 000 bar
rels of corn meal, 100 barrels of rye
flour, and 100 barrels of miscellaneous
Thomas J. L. Peck, an old resident of
Garfield County, was taken to the peni
tentiary ut Lincoln to serve a two years'
sentence for attempting to murder bit
son William. Peck wus tried and con
victed at the October term of district
court, but hns been out since on boni
pending tho decision of the court on bis
motion for a new trial.
Edward It. Goff, un employe of the Un
ion Pacific shops nt Grand Island, is con
fined to his home with a broken collar
bone as the result of an injury received
while aiding in pu diiug a cur in the
shops. He became wedged between the
slo-.vly moving car and the ehop door, aud
was turned or rolled about several times
before he escaped.
Sheriff 11. C. Hansen of Dukota City
has beeu appointed by County Treasurer
Bluivie as a special deputy for the pur
IHisn of serving distress warrants on ah
parties who by Feb. 1 havs uet psld their
personal property taxes for the past year.
The uew revenue luw passed by the last
Nebraska legislature nukes this compul.
sory upon the county treasurers.
Mrs. Sarah Dimmick baa filed a peti
tion In ths district court at Fremont for
a writ of mandamus, making the school
board, Kuperiutrrtdeut Laird aud Miss
Mary Strickland defendants, to compel
then, to admit her niece, Ira Dimmick,
to the city schools. Th board claims that
the girl ia uot a bona file resident of the
Something like fifty V resideD-ea,
were completed Iu Ord i.f iuos and y
Mtera Is a dearth f bouanA It ia iuipoa.
slble to find a vacant her a Iu town au4
preset fadiuatlous are f t thtra wta ta
much building here the 'js season
Hie Finest nad C
NEATLY AND PROMPT L.
The report of the condition of the staff
building aud loan associations of th
state compiled by Secretary Royce of that
state banking board has been received
from the printers. The report show
thnt while the 'lumber of association
reporting is the -same aa last year fifty
eight there has been a steady growth
both in business and membership. Tba
Increase in assets at the close of business)
June 30. 100.1. over the previous year waa
$T83,135.C1; loans, 014,'2r0.4; unrobe
of shares in force, 153,424. There artf
now 20,440 persona in the state owning
shares in the various associations ami
153,424 shares of stock In force, repre
senting a par value of f23,153.070.30u
The average rate of interest charged bor
rowers is 8 per cent and the average rate
of dividends paid by the associations oi
amouuts paid iu waa $ per cent.
Deputy Game Warden Carter has re
ceived from the printers his license
blanks to be Issued to hunters and fishers.
'1 he license Is printed on a small card
that can be carried In an ordinary card
case and is neat piece of work. Ort
the back Is printed the open season for ,
game aud tho uumber of birds a persor
may have iu his possession at oue timer
as follows: Geese and ducks, Sept. 1 tff
April l."; chickens and grouse, Oct. 1 to
Nov. 30; quail, from Nov. 1 to 30. A
person may kill twenty-five birds in one
day and may hsve in his possession tet
geese, fifty ducks and fifty other birdi
at one time. An invoice of what one hag
should be placed ou the aide of the hunt
ing bag wbeu the game is taken on th
Superintendent Fowler Is just now ctH
lug attention to thnt section of the ta
utcs which requires that all doors leading
from the main room of public buildingts.
including school houses, shall open out
wards. His attention was called to the
matter by a letter from a western Ne
brsska school board asking whether tb
board should accept a buildlug that ha)
'cen erected for it. The specification
. owed that the, doors opened in, am)
consequently tho superintendent sent
copy of the law to the beard. It is said
this law has been Violated in many parti
)f the stute.
State Superintendent Fowler suggests
that loss of life and property might be
prevMiited in time of blitzard by the use
of telephone aud telegraph. He say
that the network extends to all parts of
the state. A bulletin from the weather
department could be transmitted to the
rural sections of the stute in a short time
nud the farmers in the west could warn
their, children or auuke provisions fot
bringing them home from school. Iu Do
ilition such a service would be of muck)
value to ranchmen aud they could bet
ter protect the stock.
The committee which hnd charge of the
examination for stale teachers' certifJj
cotes, which was held Dec. 28, reported
to State Superintendent Fowler that sis
had passed. They are: Principal U. 1I
Gral am of Papilliou, L. I. Gmudy ol ,
Vu'.iey, Mrs. F. Bertha Hosford of Gar
rison, J. C. Jensen of Beaver City, 8. Lvi
Johnson of Leavltt, Thomas J Jones of
Lawrence, Several applicants failed te
pass tho examination.
Mayor Adams, Attorney Barge and
Judge Parker called upou Gov. Mickey
to urge a pardon for George Washington
Davis, colored, who is serving a life sen
tence in the penitentiary upon a charge
of wrecking the Rock Island train several
years ago. Considerable new evidence
was laid before the governor and another
day will be set apart for the hearing ot
other evidence that has beeu collected fa
vorable to tho prisoner.
The report of Game Wardeu Carter for
the year just passed showed that di.ring '
that time 3,744 resident licenses were iP'
sued, being 000 more than were ever is
sued before, and eight-four foreign li
censes were issued at If 10 each. The
comuiisslou cost the taxpayers this year
just $1,000 and 11,000 of this was for'
permanent repairs to the fish hatcheries,.
Science lovers of Lincoln held the sec- ?
ond annual session of the Academy of -
Sciences nt the university. About tbir ,
ty persons were present. I'rof. E. U..
Coudru of the university- read a paper oi i :
the rock beds of northeastern Nebraska, '
and was followed by Prof. C. E. Bessy, . -
who read a paper on the "Fuel Famine , , 't
ot Cottonwood." - .1 ' ".
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The department of labor at Lincoln ljg
received a request from the guthorer C-1V-'', .
statistics in St. Petersburg asking for a .- '
copy of the schedules and blanks used by - -the
Nebraska labor bureau aud all lu '
formation hut would assist tire St. &'''
tershttrg otfrliil iu starting such a bureau-,
themselves. That is their iuten'tiou, st V'.
the letter said. - . -j "
Douglas County ha paid Into the state '.
treasury $10,ot!3.00, tire amount of -itg
unpaid balance of taxes: ThU makes lay , ,
all twenty-two counties that have made
settlement with the state treasurer. From
now on there will be more money ii th :
tnasury for the redemption of wan-ante , -
instead of a stringency, as during the lust
tyo mouths. . , '.- 7 ' .
. . e-e , . - v.
Gov. Mickey tins houorod requisition
papers issued by tho governor of Iowa?
for the returu to that state of Howard L "
Rucker. who Is charged with selliu- t '
8. S. Greeu of Council Bluffs lots in Nor
lis. Oklu... that it, is -'alleged be uevef
owned and that never existed. .
Attorney General Prout hat held thl
a private Itisen may lawfully own do
mesticated quull and prairie chickens i j
too states but 'they may uot be sold d -
lug the closed season.- -. , . ,
Chancellor Audrews of the ttt-'t
varsity baa denied the state.
lished iu a Nebraska paper :u t
ern press that he bellevtl i
came more eullghtenei it t
be put to death cr!;
that skilled pr' -''
net recover an 1
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