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OAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA.
Tbs fittest and Cheapest
NEATLY AND PROMPTLY DON
DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
fContimiation of the Homer Herald .
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1904.
FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF ALL
JAPANESE USED RUSE
v, ENTICED RUSSIANS INTO TRAP
BY THEIR OWN SIGNALS.
Officers Were at Circus This In
Said to Be the Keason They Were
Unprepared for Ad Attack -Like
British at Yorktowo.
Dispatches Indicate that fighting haf
continued at Port Arthur with advantage
to the Japanese, though the Russians de
ny it. St. Petersburg advices are that
the enemy bus lout fiity men and sustain
ed severe damn pen to several ships.
The Russian railroad line in Manchuria
is reported to he Mocked by the blnwiug
tip of a bridge by Japanese. Vienna ad
vices are to the effect that this work
probably wus done by Chinese "boxers."
Japanese troops numbering 2,500 are
said to be quartered in Seoul, the Korean
Statements of all kinds concerning the
I'oit Arthur light tire published at Lon
don. According to the Che Fno correspond
ent of the Daily Mai! the lack of prepa
ration on the' part of the Russians at
l'ort Arthur was due to the fact that all
the naval and military ofllcera were nt
tending a circus performance at l'ort
Arthur, which did not terminate unti
early Tuesday morning.
According to the correspondent of thf
Taris edition of the New York Herald at
Che Poo the Japanese torpedo boats suc
ceeded in entering the outer harbor by a
ruse; they used the Russian flashlight
signals. This correspondent adds that
three Japanese torpedo boats were sunk
with great loss of life.
A correspondent of the Standard nt
Tokio sends an entirely new account ol
the Port Arthur encounter. He says Ad
miral Togo's fleet arrived on Monday
night and found the, Russian squadron
drawn up in battle formation outside the
harbor and under the shadow of the
forts, destroyers being spread out in
front over a distance of five miles. Ad
miral Togo decided on a night attack and
opened fire at 11 o'clock. While the (inn
nonado was hottest a number of Japanese
torpejo boats crept along close inshore
at the foot of the cliff and succeeded, hi
the darkness, iu getting between the Rus
sinn ships and the land. Hero they lay
unnoticed until the Russians began tc
give way before the Japanese fire and
sought to re-enter the harbor. The Jap
anese torpedo boats then open fire at
comparatively close range and sank twe
battleships and one cruiser close to the
entrance to the harbor. The effect of
this coup was the retreut of the remain
der of the squadron into the harbor.
Two cablegrams were received nt the
state department at Washington Thurs
day from Minister Allen at Seoul, dated
Feb. 10. Roth refer to the naval en
gagements oft Chemulpo the 8th and 0th
and slate that 2,5iM) Japauese soldiers ore
now in Seoul.
WORK ON FIRE RUINS.
Three Thousand Men Begin the Task
of Removing Debris.
Three thousand laborers, acconipauied
by cars and trucks," began clearing away
the debris in the burned district of Bal
timore, Md., I.iursday. The estimated
cost of this work will be $2,000,000. Mer
chants and baniiers are gradually resum
ing business iu temporary quarters out
side of the tire zone.
A composite estimate of the total loss
from the fire by twenty-five expert rep
resentatives of leading insurance compa
nies outside of Baltimore places the fig
ures at $85,000,000. Some of them think
the total loss will be reduced by $15,000,'
KM), as much salvage is being dug out of
the ruins. The loss to iusuranco compa
nies is estimated at 75 per cent of the
STILL IN THE DARK.
Russian People Do Not Know War
A rigid censorship at St. Petersburg
prevents the newspapers from receiving
war news from either Russian or foreign
sources. No news has been received
since Viceroy Alexieff'g dispatch, and the
public Is consequently still completely iu
All manner of rumors are afloat. The
government, however, has taken meas
ures to counteract their publication, for
bidding the rctuil sale of the principal
offender, the St. Petersburg Gazette. The
government expressed great displeasure
at the publication of a report of a Rus
sian victory uud the raising of fulse
hopes among the population. Neverthe
less rumors circulated verbally are greed
Cuba Decides to Wait.
Havana advices stale: The Associated
Press is informed by u per.on of undoubt
ed authority that tho $35,000,000 Cuban
loan will not be flouted until the mom-,
tary conditions ure more favoruhle thun
they are ut present.
Panama Canal Vofe.
A Washington special guys the seuate
iu executive session bus u freed to take
action ou Monday next to decide upon
the time for voting on the Pauuiua canal
treaty, and it was determined such date
hould be on or before Feb. 23.
Balkaa War Closd Grows.
Iu diplomatic circle at Constantinople
tbs fear la increasing that Turkey and
Bulgaria will take advantage of Rug
ia'g preoccupation in the far east to ket
tle their differeiMaa.
WAR IS DECLARED.
Opening of Host littles Followed by
f ortnnl Notice.
The following cable dispatch received
at the Japanese legation at Washington
was forwarded at 1:.'I0 o'clock Thursday
morning to Hejime Ota, assistant com
missioner general of the world's fair for
Japan, who is in St. Louis, Mo.:
"His majesty declared war against
Russia Wednesday. Russiau warships
fired upon Japanese transport at Che
mulpo, and were replied to by answering
fire. Report is almost the same us re
ported in newspapers. There is none
wounded or killed on our warships."
A formal declaration of war is expect
ed. The proclamation has been prepared
and approved by the cabinet at Tokio.
Foreign Minister Komurn has gone to
the palace to secure the ruipcror'B ap
proval. The mikado is personally superintend
ing affairs, and the cabinet holds daily
sessions. The government has Issued or
ders for the protection of all Russiau
subjects living In Japan.
Karon Kanako and- Huron Sukematsu
have been sent to tne United States and
Great Britain to explain Japan's posi
tion and "attitude iu the present conflict.
The Japanese seized Masampo on Run
day and dispatched a heavy force there.
Japan will fortify the port and estab
lish a naval and military base there.
Masampo is un exceedingly important
point, as it controls the Korean channel,
and is an excellent base for future opera
tions. In a dispatch from Che Foo, dated
Feb. 10, a correspondent of the London
Daily Mail says:
"A northeast gale which is raging here
bodes no good to the crippled Russiau
"Complete demoralization reigus nt
"Advices received from Kwar Ting,
Manchuria, say that 10,000 armed Chi
nese, unofficially recognized as govern
ment troops, are operating iu the district,
and are expected to uttack the railroad
guards when they hear of the Russian
DENOUNCE JAPAN'S ACTION.
Paris Tapers Declare Monday Night's
Attack Was Traitorous.
The Paris newspapers unanimously de
nounce Japan's action in attacking the
Jtussiau ships ot Port Arthur before a
formal declaration of war as traitorous,
worthy of savages and contrary to the
laws of nations.
Pro-Russian sympathies are universally
expressed, but on equally expressed note
is the satisfaction in the probability,
which is considered almost a certainty,
thut hostilities will be locnlized to the
In Russian diplomatic circles the suc
cess of Japan naturally aroused the
greatest regret. It was frankly admitted
thut Russia expected to lose upon the seu,
but it was udded thut she would certainly
?onquer on land.
ALMOST A PANIC.
Sheet of Flame Flashes Out in Metro
politian Opera House.
There was some alarm iu the dress cir
cle of the Metropolitan opera house at
New York when during the second act of
"Lucia" a sheet of Hume and u cloud of
smoke burst from an electric bell at one
sine of the main entrance to the circle.
Mine. Sembrich and M. Cainpanari
were on the stage at the time, and both
looked startled. The orchestra saw ir,
too, and then- was an instant's pause.
Several women rose from their seats and
started to enter the aisles. In an instant
ushers crowded down the aisle, assuring
everybody there was not the slightest
danger, and soon restored eon!idence. An
usher saiil that u "battery" had blown
TO SWEEP THE SEA,
More Victories ly the Japanese Are
' Ijookeil Tor.
N'uval men at Berlin are doing little
else at tiieudmiralty than talking about
the Japanese-Russian engagements uud
the deductions to be drawn therefrom.
One conviction was that Japan had ac
quired such superiority that her com
mand of the seu practically results.
The unwillingness of the Russian fleet
at Port Arthur to leave the protection
of tho shore batteries enables Japan, in
the opinion of experts at Berlin, to con
duct her landing operations unmolested.
It is believed Port Arthur will be in
vested on the laud side as quickly us pos
sible. TO SEIZE THE GUNBOAT.
Uncle Sam Aroused by Action of
Specific instruction have been cubled
from Washington to Rear Admiral Wise,
commanding the training squadron in
Dominican waters, regarding the protec
tion of American shipping interests
The firiug ou the steamer New York
by a Dominican gu::lioat aroused indig
natlou in official circles.
It was saiil at the navy department
that the probable course of action ufter
such an outrage would be the seizure of
the Dominican guugoat by Admiral Wise,
iu which event it probably would be car
ried to Giiuutauamo.
Fatal Pennsylvania Fire.
Six persons, all foreigners, were burned
... death at Trenton, Pa. The tire de
stroyed six double dwellings.
Four Killed at Hailroad Crossing.
Four persous were killed ut the South
erp railway crossing at Waterloo post
office, three miles from Washington, iu
Alexandria County, Vs. The party
was returning from Washington in a
wagon which was struck by un engine.
Coal is Contraband.
Information available in 1-oudou shows
that Russia has accumulated over 200,
000 tons of Welsh steam coal, a part of
which is already at Port Arthur and
oart ou the way from Cardiff.
FIRST FIGHT OF WAR.
Japanese Surprise Russians et Pott
The Japanese torpedo boats attack
ed the Russian fleet nt Port Aithur
during Monday night. Three Russian
ships were badly damaged.
The Japanese, who thus scored the
first success of the war, escaped undam
aged. Martial law has been proclaimed at
It was announced at the foreign otllce
at Paris that the Russian cruiser Palla
da was sunk In the torpedo attack by the
Japauese on the Russian fleet off Port
Arthur. The injuries sustained to Ret
vizan and Czarevitch are not known.
It Is reported on the same authority
that the cuble from Vladivostok has been
A St. Petersburg KHclal, dated Feb.
10, 1 a. in., says: The following official
bu'letin has just been Issued iu the form
of a telegram from Viceroy Alexieff's
chief of staff, dated Feb. It:
"Ry order of the viceroy I beg to re
port that this day, nt about 11 o'clock iu
the morning, n Japanese squadron, con
sisting of about fifteen battleships nnd
cruisers, approached Port Arthur ami
opened fire. The enemy was received
with n cannonade from the shore batter
ies and the guns of our squadron, which
also participated In the engagement.
"At about midday the Japanese squad
ron cense' its fire and left, proceeding
"Our losses in the fleet were two nfli
cers wounded, nine men killed and forty
one wounded. On the shore batteries one
r.:an was killed nnd three wounded. The
battleship Poltava ond the cruiser No
vik each hud u hole knocked in her side
below the water line. The forts were
slightly damaged. Maj. Oen. Flng."
It is the general opinion of the Rritish
press nt London that Viceroy Alexieff's
dispatches conceal the extent of the dnin
ngo that the Japanese onset inflicted up
on the Russian fleet, oim that when the
actual facts become known it will be
seen that Japan, by her pluck ond ener
gy, has practically secured command of
TO RISE FROM RUINS.
Grave Problems Confront the City
With the great fire which ate up prop
erty variously estimated nt from $25..
0O0.0UO to $150,000,000 slowly burning
itself out, Haiti more, Md., awoke Tues
day to fuce the grave questions of civic
and municipal readjustment.
Mayor Mcl.ane, when asked for n
statement, dictated the following:
"Baltimore now enters undaunted into
the task of resurrection. A greater and
more beautiful city will ris: from the
ruins. We shall make of this calamity
a future blessing. We are staggered by
the terrible blow, but we are not discour
aged, nnd every energy of the city us n
municipality and its citizens and pi.Vate
iudividuuls wi'l be devoted to a rehabili
tation that will not only prove the stuff
we are made of, but will be n monument
to the American spirit."
An investigation shows the vaults ftf
the Continental. Maryland and Mercan
tile Trust Companies and I '.town Bros,
bank containing millions worth of securi
ties have not been damaged iu the le:;st.
NOT TO AID JAPS.
t'hiuese Government to Remain
Neutral in War.
China, it is understood V't Paris, has
given official assurances that she will
immediately issue a declaration of neu
trality. This is considered highly important in
view of the possibility of (he Chinese,
impressed by the Japanese success at
Port Arthur, joining the Japanese.
At Washington it is said Secretary
Hay has address an idculienl note to a
number of Kuropean powers to ascertain
if they are willing to join in a notice
to Russia and .la pun that during hostili
ties and thereafter the uentriilily and in
tegrity of China must be recognized. The
detail.') of the note are not obtainable.
GAME SMUGGLERS FINED.
Must Pay $20,000 or Serve N.-nrly
a YcMr in Jail.
Fines of $20,000 each have been im
posed by I he district court of Jack"'.)::
County, Minn., upon William Kerr and
Robert Poole, who were convicted of
having been Implicated in a wholesale
attempt to smuggle game from Minneso
ta across the line into Iowa. In default
of payment of the amount of the fines,
Kerr has the alternative of 300 days iu
jail and Poole of 200 days in jail.
The prosecution of Kerr ami Poole
grew out of the largest seizure of game
ever made by the authorities of the state,
2,-10; ducks and other game birds being
Arrest in Itmllortl Murder.
James McDonald, the teamster whose
testimony before the board of inquiry in
the Bedford, Iud., murder mystery was
to the effect that he walked home in
front of Miss Schafcr and dipt. Alexan
der ami met two men standing ut the
corner of the place where the murder oc
curred bus been arrested charged with
White tiirl Slain by Negress.
Minnie l'riedliue, u white girl, uged
L'2 years, was shot and killed ut Somer
set, Pa., by Mrs. Frank Simpson, wife
of u negro bat her. It is ulleged that jeal
ousy wus the cause.
New Cabinet iu Her Tin.
As a result of the strife ut Ttclgrade,
Serviu, over the relations of the king
with the members of the military clique
resMusiblo for the murder of Alexan
der and Drugu a new cabinet has been
formed. The premier is M. Druyes.
Mediation Out on (Question.
At the Russian embassy at Berlin a
statement was given to the National Sei
tung which says war probably cannot be
avoided, aud that medlatiou by other
power is wholly out of the Question.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WCEK IN A CON.
4 lint Bodies of the Barker -Had
Been Shot nnd Killed and Then
Buried in a Cattle Shed Not Far
A special from Iuavale says: Great
excitement prevails iu this community
over the discovery of the bodies of Ihui
Marker and wife, who Were murdered
last Sunday night. The bodies were
found in a shallow grave iu a en I tie shed,
not far from Hiverton, clothed only iu
their sleeping garments. Pullets from a
revolver which had pierced the man and
his wife told the story of the gruesome
affair. There were two bullet holes In
Barker's neck aud breast and one in Mrs.
Frank Rurkcr. the murdered man's
brother. Is held in jail suspected of the
crime. Although he strenuously denies
his' guilt, circumstantial evidence points
very strongly to him and it is feared that
he will be lynched by the infuriated citi
zens and the sheriff of Webster County
is exercising every precaution to' protect
As soon us the mutilated forms were
discovert d William Walters, a brother of
Mrs. Barker, declared that the crime was
committed as the result of u love a (Tail'.
(In which Frank Barker, now under ar
rest, was the unsuccessful rival of his
murdered brother. The latter wou the
hand of the wife whom Frank is accused
uf killing. Walters is employed iu lloh
uiaun's livery barn in this city, and left
for the scene of the murder. When the
Barkers were first missed by the neigh
bors Frank was questioned. He told the
marshal at Iuavale that they had gone to
Iteil Cloud to take the train to Denver,
but this was disproved by telephone mes
sages to Red Cloud, where it was ascer
tained they had not been to that city in
some weeks, and where they both were
CHILD BADLY HURT.
fines ol' a Pitchfork Disfigure Her
An accident occurred at the home of S.
.1. Rice of Harvard, late Saturday even
ing iu which n daughter 7 years of age
was seriously injured by the act of her
self and an elder sister, 14 years of age.
The two girls were about the barn, the
cld-.r girl being engaged in pitching straw
in at the stable door, when suddenly the
younger girl started to come quickly out
of the door, neither knowing the other
was there, and canie in contact with one
of the sharp tines in the fork, which pen
etrated the face in the eyebrow of the
right eye in n slanting direction towaid
the nose, fully one inch in depth, just es
caping the eye and bnlin. . ...
The child has lain iu u stupor most of
the time, with occasional spells of per
fect consciousness, and at this time shows
some little improvement.
MURDER VICTIMS BURIED.
Church at Bed Cloud Crowded by
Those Who Come to Services.
The funeral services of Daniel and
Alice Barker, the victims of the Feb. 1
miiider. were held at Red Cloud from
the First Methodist F.piscopnl Church,
conducted by Rev. 1 1 nipt man of the
Congregational and Rev. 1 1 nt i-Iii lis of
the Methodist Fpiseopal Churches. Long
before the hour for services to begin Un
church was crowded to its utmost capa
city. A largo crowd was present from
Iuavale and a larger one would hav
been present hail it not been for the
Frank Barker, the alleged murderer,
showed some signs of weakness Sunday
morning, lie was taken to the under
taking establishment to view the remains,
but gave no sign of grief or excitement.
Loses Hum! in t orn Shredder.
The 20-year-old son of William Deck
er, who resides four miles south of Real-'
rice, met with an accident Saturday
evening which cost him his right hand.
He was operating a coin slirtddc! ami as
the machine became clogged he reached
iu to pull out an ear of corn when the
knives caught his hand ami mangled it
so badly that amputation was round
Iteport Peach Hulls Killed.
A Sill ton special says; The peach crop
is reported to be destroyed throughout
this section of Nebraska from the effects (
of the last cold weather. The warm
v. eat her in January started tin- buds I
growing so that they were unable to
withstand the temperature of 15 below
zero. Dogs Cause Serious Ai-ciilent.
While the wife of Counciltneii Frank '
Buttery of Plaits! ilh was walking
along a street some dogs rushed out of a
yard and commenced to bark at her. She
became frightened and started to run. hi. I
had not gone far when she stumbled niul
fell, causing u painful fracture of bel
Deputy Gcie t'lerkship.
The county commissioners met at I'air
1m ry and appointed Frank A. Houston
county clerk to till the vacancy caused by
the death of the bite clerk, W. S. Diller.
Mr. Houston has been deputy clerk for
thelast three J cm is.
A particularly bold Peeping Tom has
been operating iu Grand Island for the
past two months, and his actions have
become so I 'irifying that those molested
are now iu constant fei:r.
Skuter Ureal. Ilia Let:.
William Dawson, 17 yiuirs of ate.
while skating ou the ice til the river at
Columbus accidentally fell ami suffered
a compound fracture of the left leg just
above the ullkle.
Arrested ou a Sertoli t'harjft
Henry Priest, a young man about 25
years old, of Homer, who for several
years has been clerking iu different stores
iu Homer, wus arrested by Sheiiff II. C.
Hansen on a warrant churging him with
being a fugitive from justice from the
state of Iowa,
Burned Bridge Delays Train.
The burning out of a siiihII bridge at
Markell, eighty miles west of Grand 11
aud, delsyed all psmteuger trains ou the
Uuluu Pacific. The Ore was divvovered
In time to prevent an accident.
iLOOK,NaAFTIRJ - ,QUORSALES
York People Propose to Get After
the Fxpress Companies
At the meeting of the York city coun
cil, a part of the time was taken up in
discussing the best means to prevent the
illegal sales of whisky in York. A re
quest is made that the druggists of the
city make n monthly report of all whisk v
sold. The druggists lire required to keep
out on show cases In plain sight, their
liquor register, nnd to register every sale.
At the council meeting two druggist
permits were hung up until the next
meeting, two permits were granted that
had been tuken away one )enr ago, owing
to remonstrance filed by the temperance
people and one druggist permit was tak
en away because the city council be
lieved it had been abused. One of, the
great sources Is the express companies,
and the city attorney, with the assistance
of the temperance people, will attempt to
secure evidence of illegal sales of liquors
by express companies who receive daily
from twenty-five to one hundred eases
Mid sealed packages, and before closing
lioi'rs every case and package is disposed
TROLLEY CARS CN RAN3E.
lO'ectrlc Hallway Will Connect
Springview with Newport.
The proposed electric railway between
S,irinvview ai.d Newport is almost as
sured. At a meeting of the most promi
nent men in the enterprise it was esti
mated thi't $100,000 can be raised by
SpringGi-w citizens and probably half
this amount can be raised at New put.
As only about $250,000 will be required
to huiid the road, it is thought that the
remaining 1(I0,IKK) can be raised by
bonding the road, although some eastern
capitalists are expected to help finance
It Is propositi to capitalize nt $.100,000
and immediate steps will be taken toward
the incorporation of the compMiy.
LOVER WEDS; SHE TAKES LIFE
A Twenty-Year-Old Lincoln Girl
Without a word of explanation Louise
C. Kinsman, a girl of 20 yenrs, took
strychnine Monday morning at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Wilbur, nt Lincoln,
uud died within a few minutes. She
calmly informed her relatives that she
had takeu poison.
For three years Miss Kinsman had
been n sweetheart of William Ramey, a
cook at the insane asylum. Saturday
night he married Celia Murphy, a wait
ress ut the mine institut.vn. Miss Kins
man heard of it and confessed that she
loved Ramey. Her despondency nnd dis
appointment caused the suicide.
MUST OPEN THE DEPOT.
Peremptory Order Issued by Judge
The only civil case of importance at the
last session of the district court was tho
mandamus proceedings against the
Northwestern Railway to compel it to
keep its depot open ut Stafford, a station
about twenty miles cast f O'Neill.
About twenty-live citizens woo reside iu
the vicinity of Stafford were present at
the hearing. Judge Harrington, after
heal ing all I ha evidence, granted a per
emptory writ commanding the company
to maintain a depot and agent.
After disposing af a great number of
minor matters. Judge Harrington ordered
court adjourned sine die.
MOVE TO CHEAPER LANDS.
Cns County Farmers Sell Out nt
Big Figure and Buy F.lsewhere.
Cass County farms continue to change
owners at good prices. Milt Moore has
sold his 2Hl-acre lariii to Mr. Granilich
of Springfield for .floo per acre, or $24,
iKHi. William Case sold his HiO-acre farm
to Peter Sloil for .f!75 per acre. Arthur
Rikli has sold his 100 acres for $75 per
Several Cuss County men have been
purchasing illu ,, , lt-lrii n!. clWi
Knox and Antelope, among the num
ber being Carl Kiiusuian of Platlsmoiith,
who has ptiicliascd 100 acres in Pierce
C it. v for .Jl'.50 per acre.
Sin- Drank I'ai-ia tireen.
Culml.v bidding her husband goodby,
Mrs. Chubs IVIcoou of llavelock
diank a mixture continuing four ounces
of p. i lis green before 1 1 1 1 stop her.
This was Thursday nii;lit. She died ear
ly S.iluiday uioiiiiug after suffering ter
I-Milin Mattery Not (iullty.
lMdi- Slattery, charged with the mur
der of Heni.v Shaw at O'Neill lust
-March, is in-quitted. The jury was out
forty bonis. Shaw was killed for going
ncio-s bay la ml. The shooting developed
the most celebrated ease iu the county
since that of llarrett Scott.
I Crippled for litre.
William Schiefc re ke, a fanner living
north of Petersburg, had the misfortune
Tuesday iiftiriioon to fall from a load of
liny, and striking upon the frozen ground
broke his hip bone at I he joint and sus
tained other injuries that will cripple him
for the remainder of his life.
School Bonds Valid.
Fviry ward in York voted a majority
iu favor of school bonds. The amount of
bonds are $2S.liOO, nt 5 per cent. Tho
vote wi's very I it: lit owing to cold, stormy
weathir and was 422 for, and 20S
Change .Mind on Ditch.
Thomas J. Castle of North Rend, who
was one of tin. plaintiffs In the case in
volving the li.'ht of t In- county to con
struct the c lit ra I cut-off ditch, has paid
in.' i!ii oii:i or Ins assessment into
a:d will wi:lidraw i:s a plaintiff.
t.us I xitlosion Wrecks Home.
The gas plant in the home of Robert
I "ens. wh sides mar Foster, explod
ed niul ,h-w one side out of his $10,000
dwill'ng bouse. The family escaped un
injured. Sues Saloonkeeper.
Suit for $5,000 has been brought in
the district court by Louis A. Pope, Mury
K. Pope. John .1. I 'ope und' Willium F.
Pope, minors, by their next friend, B. F.
I.nitgblin, ugaiiiKt George Oherlc, a sa
loonkeeper in Greenwood, who is charged
with having sold liquor to the ubove
D phtherta at Gretna.
The family of Jesse Trumble, llvlug at
Gretuu, bss beeu quarantined ou account
of Uipiliciij. Two of the children are re-
i yortcd luw with the disease.
The Nebraska Humane Society will or
(.iinize a branch In South Omnha.
Omaha will have no exhibition of the
work of its public schools at the St.
Samuel B. Haitcy, a pioneer Jiving on a
fine farm four miles south of Klkhorn,
where he has resided about forty years, la
Miss Jenn Morton entertained at Ne
braska City In honor of seveial out-of-town
guests with a house party at Arbor
Bert Tanner of Uucoln has closed a
deal with 10. W. Baughfman of llavelock
for the purchase of bis paper, the Have
A. D. Cummings, an old man of 70
yenrs. dropped dead in his own home at
Norfolk from hen,1 disense. He former
ly lived at Tllden.
Despite the extremely cold weather a
large crowd assembled Sunday at the
dedication of the First Congregational
Church at David City.
The mortgage record of Cumin Coun
ty for the lust three weeks shows mort
gages tiled during that period of (14,1300
and released $17,-100.
An excellent nnd highly amusing' en
tertainment was given at the opera
house at Oakland by home talent, known
as the Smoked Swede minstrels.
Fire destroyed the grain elevator of
W. F. Hammond at Klgin, and threat
ened the entire town for a time. Tha
loss is $10,000; Insurance, $2,500.
Fire in Croft on totally destroyed the
home of Dr. Talbot. The town la off the
railroad and has no fire protection. The
blaze started from a defective chimney.
The old Lincoln car which has for
many yenrs been the property of the Un
ion Pacific Railway at Omuha, la to be
taken to St. Louis for exhibition pur
poses. J. B. Palmer, a retired farmer of Fre
mont, was struck by train No. 1 on the
Vnlor. Pacific at a crossing two tnllea
west of Ames and sustained serious In
The midnight carousal of a trio of
Grand Island young men ended In the
death of one of them. Henry Schipman,
aged 21, tho only son of a widow resid
Funeral services for Miss Nannie Bry
an wen? held at Lincoln nt the home of
her sister, Mrs. T. S. All Rev. S. Z.
Batten of the First Baptist Church was
Fifty colored voters met in Washing
ton hull, Omaha, Monday night and or
ganized the first Roosevelt and Webster
Club laum bed by the people of their race
in the west.
Frank Toler of Anoka may lose an arm
as n result of a gunshot wound. Lifting a
a rillo into his wagon he accidentally
caught the trigger and the ball plugged
into his muscles.
The former grand vizier of Persia with
his suite, consisting of eight servants,
passed through Omaha ut ti a. m. Wed
nesday on the Overlund Limited, bound
for New York.
Wiuticld P. Hainer will receive ap
pointment of mail currier iu the city of
York, making another mail currier, which
was necessary to t lie largo growth of
York In the past year,
Mrs. S. II. Whipple, an aged resident
of Beatrice, slipped ami fell on the icy
wulk at her home. Several of her riba
were fractured and she was otherwise
badly bruised about the body.
The sixth uiinuul session of the grand
lodgo of Nebraska Sum of Herman, a
fraternal beneficiary order composed
wholly of Germans or those of German
descent, was held in Fremont.
The deal was closed Tuesday for the
sale of the Slate Bank of Lebanon, aud
ou Wednesday morning the institution
passed into the hands and management
of the new owners and officers.
Mrs. Clifford Bees, living at -150 North
Thirty-second Street, South Omaha, will
seen receive u Urge sum of money from
the estate of her father, William Ray,
who recently died iu South Africa.
Following is the mortgage report for
Gugo county for the mouth of January:
Number of farm mortgages filed, ol;
amount, $f.,.'M:;; number of farm mort
gages released, 31 ; ninonnt, $33,305.
At ii meeting ot the board of public
lands ami buildings the plans for the Nor
folk asylum prepared by Architect Tyler
were accepted uud the secretary will ad
vertise for bids in the very near future.
At Nebraska City Mike Gardner, a
prominent business man, wus arrested on
a complaint sworn to by William Moran,
charging an irregularity iu the sale of
real estate. Gardner wus released on
$500 bond. ,
The Cislur Telephone Company has
made arrangements to connect with the
Petersburg Company and as soon at the
weather will permit the work of running
the line from Klgin to Petersburg will be
Considering life not worth the living
because her lover, Frank Molt, bud de
serted her, Addie Davis, a woman of
the nether world, residing in Omaha, at
tempt, d to shuffle off by taking a large
dose of opium and whisky.
During (he short absence of Mrs. L,'
Biiiighinan, Oil North Twenty-fifth
Avenue, Omaha, her little daughter Lil
lian, 1 year and 0 mouths old, waa fatally
burned, and her son Vernon, 3 years old,
reciived slight burns about the head.
The newspaper and printing offices of
Gn .id Island are now ou the uuiou basis,
the employers and employes getting to
gether with little or no difficulty. . The
most important change made in any office
is the reduction of time work from a teu
to a nine-hour day. ,
A story from Culifoiuiu tells of the de
sertion by her husband of Mrs. Martha
Taylor Keowu, formerly of Liueolu, wha
was married to Keow n some mouths ago.
The dispatches stated that Keowu had'
'iticeeded in getting possession of the
oman's money and then left her.
Thomas O. Buchanan, ail American
Kxpress Company agent at Fremont,
pleaded guilty in the district court to car
rying a consignment of prairie chickens
to market during the closed o inn n .1
was lined $100 and costs, which the coaj-i
puuy pum. itie esse agaiust the com
pany was dismissed. , I
A coumlsint wss filed with rv.t.'
JmlirM llfHBrl at Aitirln ,.k..:.. If I
-. - j . . inmiu Hur
ley Feazle with the murder of bis node,
F. W. Feazle. Officers have goue to Fa
tie's home to place hiin under irmt
The alleged crime is supposed to have'
been cotaudtied about Nov. L i
1 ozrTTTTrmoii U II VM
Mandamus is i: i tupf r notion to re
rover from a state or county official wb
has Illegally retained moneys of ads office
sfter the expiration of his term of office.
The supreme court has decided that tba
proper aetieii was not pursued in the rase
of the County of Gage against G. W.
Manrcr, former county treasurer. Maurer
retained from the funds received by hlns
while county treasurer a sufflcient
amount In excess of the fees of the office)
to make up the salaries of himself, depu
ties and clerks. When he made settle
meut with the county board be acknowl
edged the retention of the money and de
posited a certified check in the Beatrice
National Bank for the aniottut retained
in excess of the fees, to be paid to lb
successful patty iu the actiou by IheT
county boa id of supervisors to recover
from him. The case was a test on
brought in the Interests if the oouofjr
treasurers of the state to ascertain if av
treasurer had a right to retain from tha
treasury funds of his county a suBlcieut
portion to moke up the difference be
tween his salary us fixed by law and the-
fees of the office.
For the first time in many mouths
there is money in the permanent school
fund and the attention of baukers baa
been called to the fact that the board of
education lands and funds will, at its
next meeting, be ready to bny securities ty
tho amount of $50,000 to $100,000. Hv
Mortensen has Issued bis monthly state
ment, which has yet to be checked np
with books of the auditor. The statement
meut shows that the permanent school'
fund contains $37,537.24. During tho
month the receipts iu this fund were)
$120,818.00. while $83,287.72 waa paid
out. The general fund has a balance of
$38,800.30, while at the beginning of the)
mouth it had $28,405.70. The cash in
the temporary school fund has grown
during the month from $120,307.76 to
$138,023.81. All of the state funda havev
increased from $225,445.17 to $204,
450.80.. The total receipts were $292,
070.17, while the payments were $256
The state supreme court has take air
advanced step toward interstate comity;
in its decision in Cline against Stock et
a!., from Hitchcock County, iu which It
holds that Nebraska Irrigators using the
water of the Republican luver to the det
riment of a Kausas mill owner may be
enjoiued iu the state courts from maklua;
such use thereof. Cline owns a 200-bar-rel
mill at Concordia, in the Sauflower
state. He found that his water supply
was greatly diminished by the use of ths
water for irrigation purposes in Hltcb
cock County, and he sought an injunction
in the district court for Hitchcock Coun
ty restraining Stock nnd a number of
other Irrigating defendants from using:
the water to his detriment. The lower
court denied him the writ, but the case
is sent back with a reversal by the higher
court. Lancaster County has begun its first!
foreclosure suit for the collection of de
linquent taxes tinder the "scavenger" latf
pissed by the lust legislature. A suit was
filed by County Attorney Caldwell to
'o recluse on four business lots near the)
.lenrt of Lincoln, formerly owned by tho5
estate of the lute John Fitzgerald. The
lots indicated were bought iu at a tax
sale in 1802 by one speculator aud trans
ferred to another three yenrs later. Tbe
latter bus failed to pay county taxe
since that date und it was impossible be
cause of the heavy incumbrance on tho
lots to sell them to another bidder. The
county now having the' legal right to sell
direct without seeking the aid of tha
speculator, is exercising its right, bence
The gloom in the neighborhood of the
stute treasurer's otllce has for the first
time in six mouths been effectually dis-'
pclled. The cuuse of it all is the expects- .
lion of the stute treasurer that be will hoc
able to redeem from $150,000 to $200,000
in state general fund warrants during the
enrreut month. He said thut at the rats
money la pouring into the treasury In set
tlement of the county balances he would
be able to start the huge floating debt
on the down grade for the first time since
the beginning of his administration.
Through the opening of the deadline
strip In Sheridan County by the executive
order of the president of the United
States the state school l"nds will be in
creased by tho addition of 252 acres its
the strip. A section of indemnity land
went to the state before the land wis
withdrawn from entry in 1882. At tha
time a strip ten miles long and five miles
wide along the Nebraska Hue south of
Pine Ridge was withdrawn so as to fonni
a barrier for the bootleggers who had"
been wont to supply tho Indians of tho
agency to the north with liquor.
Dr. E. C. Spinney, president ot tho
Bankers' Union of the World, has filed
his $ 15.0(H) surety bond with the clerk o
the supreme court, nnd it was approved
and pluced on tile. This was iu accord
ance with the order of the supreme court
handed dowu Friday, which modified the
injunction temporarily operating against
the officers of the company to the exteut
thut they enu pay death claims and hava
access to the hooks.
The title to the ground ou which ther
Cnrnegle library stands, in the city of
Lincoln, wus declared valid by the court..
Sarah Gruniuger, a non-resident, claim
ing to have an equity iu the sittr, askej
the court to open a decree of foreclosure)
rendered ugainst her aud others. . T'he
court refused to reopen the cuse aud aC
firmed the decision of the lower court.
The insurance department of the audi
tor's office is just now busy receiving
money for agents' licenses aud for taxes
Imposed on Insurance coiupauies. Latf'
month $10,000 wus taken iu and this
month Deputy Pierce figures that all of
$22,000 will be paid iu. Already 2,50fJ
a gents'- licenses have been' issued and it
is believed the list will be greatly iu
creased over last year. This is due to that
large uumber of agents berug put to tha,
field by home companies in si effort t
keep st boms most of that S3.000.C
which la sent out of the ststs for hsav
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