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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
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DAKOTA CITY. NEB.. SATUKDAY, FEUliUAHY 20, 190.
I.ATEST BY TELEGRAPH
6UMMARY OP THE NEWS OP
THB WHOLE WORLD.
KILLED IN HIS OFFICE
BROOKLYN MAN SHOT BY AN
AVENGER FROM ELGIN.
Frank McNainara, the Murderer, Al
lege that When He Live d at ting
Harbor, Ij 1., He Saw Jennings, Hit
Victim, Coming from 11 in Home.
(leorge It. Jennings, president of the
Jennings Adjustable Shade Company,
wus flint mid killed Thursday in Ills of
fice in Hrooklyn,, N. V., by Frank Mo
Niminrn, superintendent of one of the de
partments of tin' F.lgin Watch Case
Company's factory at Flgin, 111.
According to two of Jennings' clerks,
who were in the office. Jennings and Mo
Nnninra were engaged in n heated dis
inte, the subject of which is unknown,
when McNiimtirn thrust a revolver
against Jennings nud find, the luillet
passing through his heart and death en
McNainara threw away his revolver
and run out into the street, but was soon
captured. lie refused to say why ho
shot Jennings. lie came to New York
a week ago from Klgin. McNamiira was
formerly employed iu a watch factory at
Sag Harbor, I,. I. It is said that about
a year ago he declared that he saw Jen
nings coming out of his house at that
place lute at night. From this it is
thought that jealousy was thp cause of
the murder. Jennings is said to have
exclaimed: 'Frank, you're wrong," a
moment before the fatal shot was fired.
' An Elgin, 111., dispatch says: Frank
McNnmara, who shot und killed (Joorge
15. Jennings in New York Thursday, is
employed by the Illinois Wutch Case
Company of Elgin, (not the Elgin Watch
Company), as foreman of the joint room,
lie left Elgin a week ago for Sag Har
bor, N. Y, to transact some business for
the company, and was expected to return
McNnuiara's employers said they had
no knowledge of the nature of the contro
versy that led to the shooting of Jeo
niugs. They said that MeNatnnra must
have Veefi under the influence of liquor
when the tragedy occurred.
I'p to n late hour McNumara's family
had not been notitied of the tragedy.
Another story which has come out is
to the effect that several years ago Me
Nainaru loiund 2,000 to the shade com
pany, and that there has been trouble
about its collection.
WOMAN 13 ACQUITTED.
Sirs. I.intiotY Found Not Guilty ol
Mrs.-1.. K. l.iuholT has been found not
guilty at Mason City, In., of manslaugh
ter. The jury was out twenty-foiu
hours. The trial lasted four weeks and
attracted much attention. Mrs. Linhnff
acknowledged the shooting, but her plea
This was the second trial of Mrs. Lin
hnff on a charge of the murder of Ed
Hromley. She was convicted of murder
on the first trial, lint t lie supreme court
reversed the case.
The alleged murder was the outcome of
u family quarrel of long standing, which
culminated in the shooting on the even
ing of Aug. .'!), 1001. It was claimed
that the Ilromloys attacked Mr. Linhnff.
and that Mrs. Liuhoff, rushing into the
' house, seized a revolver and tired live
shots at, Hromley. One of those shots
TRIAL OF MRS. BOTKIN.
A Move to Secure Attendance of
A Wilmington. Pel., special says: At
torney (Jeiieitil Ward has received a let
ter from Histrict Attorney Iiyington of
San Francisco relative to the attendance
of the Delaware witnesses at the second
trial of Mrs. Cordelia ltotkiu of that
city, on the charge of causing the death
of Mrs. John I'. Humming und Mrs. J.
D. Hea:ie of Hover, Del., by sending
them a box of poisoned caudy through
Mrs. Hot kin was convicted at the first
trial, but u long legal fight resulted in a
second trial being granted.
FIRE ON BRITISH.
Ilussiana Klioot at a Steamer (Seek
The Iirilish Mounter Hsl Ping, which
arrived at Shanghai Thursday, reports
she was fired on by Russian ships and
forts when seeking shelter in the outer
roadstead of Port Arthur, and was then
ordered to Halny, where she was de
tained four days iu spite of her captuin's
Thp I.ussinu gunboat Mundjur remains
at Shanghai in defiance of the orders of
the Chinese officials to leave port.
Abner Mclilnley Worst-.
Abner McKinley, brother of the latt
president, who has been suffering fioni
nervous prostration, is reported to be
worse ut his home iu Somerset, I 'a., being
confined to bis room.
Guilty of Murtler.
At Omaha, Neb., the jury iu the case
of James Heed, charged with the mur
der of Clenn A. Hynes, lust September,
returned a verdict of murder in the first
- decree and recommended that Heed ha
imprisoned for life. His def. n.e wus in
sanity. Beneca Lake Frozen Over.
A Rochester, N. Y., dispatch says:
Keueca Lake Is froaen from shore to
shore, from Starker to North Hector, for
(be first time since lgy3.
WAS SUNK BY JAPS. j
Russian Cruiser N,t Blown t'p by a
It is the belief of the navy depart
ment at Tnklo that the Hussian second
class cruiser Hoynriii was torpedoed and
sunk by the destroyer Hayatouri in the
torpedo attack on the Hussian Hoot tvt
I'ort Arthur last Sunday morning. I. lent.
Commander Tokenouchi did not know
the name of the vessel struck by a tor
pedo discharged by the Hayatouri, but
the nary department has since learned
from other sources that it was the F.oy
A dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated
Feb. Ill, stated that the Hoyoriu was
blown up with a loss of 193 ottlcers and
men, Feb. 13, by a mine which it acci
A dispatch from Kobe, Japan, in re
porting the Japanese naval attack on
Fort Arthur, Sunday, Feb. 14, says a
Hussian gunrdship in the harbor and an
other Hussian warship lying outside the
harbor were torpedoed and that the Jap
anese retired without sustaining any
The correspondent at Che Foo of the
Paris edition of the New York Herald,
in a dispatch which he reports the ar
rival (if junks bearing Japanese wound
ed from the Port Arthur engagement of
Feb. 14, considers this to show that
something more than a torpedo attack
took place there.
The correspondent at ToUio of the
Standard reports that two battleships
were destroyed in the attack, while tho
correspondent at Tien Tsin of the Stand
ard says, tinder date of Feb. 17, that a
private dispatch from Port Arthur brings
the statement that the Hussian squadron
has again put to sea.
M'KINLEY ORDER ABUSED.
Soldiers' Gifts No Longer to be Ad
mitted Duty Free.
A Washington dispatch says: The
president Wednesday issued an executive
order revoking that of President McKin
ley allowing gifts from oflicers of the
army and navy and civic establishments
in Porto Hieo, Cuba nnd the Philippines,
etc., to be admitted into the United
States free of duty.
It is understood that the privileges
granted by President ..lcKinley's orders
have been greatly abused of late, and
that the real purpose of these orders,
which was to allow the volunteer sol
diers, sailors and others in the govern
ment service to send presents to the
members of their immediate families tit
Christmas time free of duty, has been
lost sight of and that large quantities of
goods of every description are constantly
being forwarded to this country in flu
grant violation of tho letter ami spirit
of President McKinlcy's orders, belief
TO INVADE MANCHURIA.
Sixty Thousand Men Mussed on 1'nst
ern Coast ol Korea.
Heports that tho Japanese have con
centrated ubout 00,000 troops ut Wan
son, on the east coast of Korea, with the
object of entering Manchuria, are con
firmed at Port Arthur.
Hussian troops are arriving ut Port
Arthur continuously and the mobiliza
tion of the forces is making excellent
progress. The fortress is now thorough
ly prepared to withstand a siege und is
rega nlod as inaccessible, (ion. Stoessoi
has issued a reassuring proclamation to
DOW IE. IS MOBBED.
A Crowd of l ive Thousand Follows
1 1 i in to His Hotel in Sydney.
John Alexander Howie has been com
pelled to flee in a cab to escape a mob ut
Sydney. N. S. W. Howdy scenes char
acterized his meetings, and these culmi
nated iu riot, when the crowd broke up
the exercises and drove Howie out of the
A howling mob of ."i.ooo follotliim
to the hotel. The police Wore unable to
chock the crowd.
Howie is said to have left the hotel
through a rear door.
liomh Thrown at 1'iiest.
1 luring put riot ie services in the Ar
menian church at ISakil, Caucasia, Wed
nesday, just us the clergy ended praying
for the success of the Hussian arms, -a
bomb was thrown ut the otliciuting
priest. Two persons were killed und
Ileveritlge Inherits Hanna's Seat.
A Washington special says: Senator
Iteveiidge will occupy the scut which
Senator Hanna's death ltiukes vacant.
For the pust four years Senator Ib-vor-iilge
has had u seat on the Democratic
side of the chamber.
Many Killed in Fight.
Advices from Puerto Plata, Suuto Ho
iningo, state that a savage attack on the
city of San Homingo Tuesday resulted
in tho complete rout of the rebels by the
government forces. Many were killed
and wounded ou both sides.
Mediation Out on Question.
At thi! Hussian embassy at ISeriin a
statement was giveu to the Nntioiiul Zei
tung which says war probably cannot be
avoided, and that mediation by other
powers is wholly out of the question.
White t.irl Slum liy Negress.
Miu. lie l'riedline, a white girl, aged
22 years, was shot and killed ut Somer
set, Pa., by Mrs. Pruuk Simpson, wife
of u negro buiber.
Cables Are Closed.
The Western Union Cable Company
at New York bus received advices from
the Hussiun government to the effoi t
that the Vladivostok and Nagasaki ca
bles have been closed ideliuitely to corre
spondence of every nature.
Casainl May be Recalled.
It is rumored at Vienna that Count
Cassini, Hussian ambassador at Wash
ington, will be recalled for failure to keep
bis goveruiueut properly Informed of the
tau of fvelltif in the United State.
Dr Manuel Annul or Is Unanimously
Puunm.t advices state: Hr. Manuel
Amador wus unanimously elected first
president of the republic of Panama
Tuesday. Hr. Pablo Arosenena, Doinln
ro Obahliit and Hr. Carlos Mendoxn were
elected to fill respectively the positions
of first, second nnd third "designados,"
or vice presidents.
Cirent preparations are being made for
the inauguration of the president, which
will take place on Feb. 20.
Viscount de Alte has notified Minis
ter Hunau-Varilla at Washington of the
recognition by Portugal of the republic
of Panama. All the European govern
ments having diplomatic representatives
at Washington, with the exception of
Turkey and Spain, now have extended
recognition to the Panama government.
Minister Rttuau-Yaiillu, the minister
from Panama, has received wont from the
minister for foreign affairs that the con
stitution adopted by the convention called
for that purpose was officially promulgat
ed by the jut u Tuesday. It now becomes
the organic law of the republic of Pan
ama. Air. Snyder, the United States minister
in charge at Itogotu. has cabled the state
department from Hogotu, under date of
Feb. 13, as follows:
"Complete quiet prevails everywhere.
The election pnsed off quietly, but no
one knows whether Heyes or Yclez has
been elected president. Talk of Panama
seems to have completely subsided. "
COLD IN THE EAST.
Severe Weather experienced Ovct
n Wide Area.
According to dispatches from Prince
ton, Mass., the entire Cape Cod section
was swept by a furious blizzard Monday
the worst since November, 1808. Traf
fic on bind and water, is seriously im
peded. A piercing wind at New York added
to the discomfort caused in the city by a
drop of 25 degrees in temperature within
ten hours. Thermometers ranged from 1
to 10 degrees below zero. Rig ice cakes
in the rivers hampered ferry service
A Syracuse special says: A fierce snow
storm is raging all through this section
of tho state. The thermometer In Syra
cuse is l,"i degrees below zero. All trains
SHIP BLOWN UP.
ltussians Lose Another Second Class
St. Petersburg advices state that the
second-class cruiser Itnyur! was blown
up by a mine Feb. 1.3 in the same manner
as was the Hussiun torpedo transport
Yenisei. She had on board 107 officers
and men, all of whom it is understood
No details of the disaster have been
given out, 1 ii t the report bus been con
firmed from private sources.
The Hoyarin was .'MS feet long, 41 feet
beam, Iti foot draught, 3,200 tons dis
placement, trial speed was S knots. Her
armament consisted of six 4.7-inoh guns,
eight l.S-iiicli guns, two 1. 4-inch guns,
throe machine guns aud six torpedo
DARING INDIANA ROBBERY.
I .one Highwayman Seriously Injures
One Man at Spencer.
An unknown masked man entered the
store of Thomas Hapor. at McVille, I ml.,
Monday night., and, in an attempt to hold
up the inmates, shot and seriously
wounded the proprietor, who resisted,
'j he man fired ut other persons in the
Stoic, hut without effect.
The robber then run across the street
and entered a store, where he compelled
H. C. I.iiyiio to give up his wulcli und a
small amount of money, He kept ;i crowd
covered with his revolver while he un
hit.'hcd anil mounted a saddle horse be
longing to a resident ami dashed out of
Iturtofi Bribery Case.
Judge Aihyns, ijthc federal court at
Kt.'Louis, Mo., has overruled the demur
rer of I'niled States Senator Hurton of
Kansas, to the indictment charging lum
with accept ing money for using his in
fluence in preventing the .issuance of a
fraud order against tile Itiallo drain and
Securities Company. Ponton's trial was
sot for March 22.
More Insurance C ompanies Fail.
Application wus made at llaltimorc
Tuesday for the appointment of receivers
for the Baltimore Fire Insurance Com
pany and the Home Fire Insurance com
pany, both of Ilaltimore. Tho city gov
ernment resumed its regular routine of
business in the various departments for
the first time Tuesday.
Bulgarians Dynamite a llrldge.
News from Sulonicu, European Tur
key, is to the effect that a band of Itulga
riaiib on Fob. 13 dynamited a bridge bo
two, n Hemirhissar ami Hjumbala. Sev
en workmen and two soldiers were killed.
Two Frozen to Death.
Thermometers registered from .1 to 10
degrees below zero in anil about Pitts
burg, Pa., Tuosduy. Two men were froz
en to death iu Allegheny.
Turkish I 'rem Censorship
At Constantinople uu irado lias been
issued commanding the Turkish press to
refrain from publishing comments unfa
vorable to Hussia during the war.
Death of Dr. Swenssou.
Hr. Curl A. Swenssou of I.indsborg,
Kiili., probably the most distinguished
member of the Swedish Atigustunu Luth
erun clergy in the United States, died
suddenly at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning
iu Ia)H Angeles, Oil.
Korea Aids Japan.
The Korean government bus grunted
Japan the right to traverse the country,
says a Seoul dispatch. It is reported
three Japanese warships bar trapped
three Huw'su shins at Yonganipbo,
STATE OF NEHIlAtAKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Daring Ktcape by Dsns. Ilohbers
It Was Made Alter I.ona Fight
with Citizens Wreck Hank's Safe,
but Only (Jet About $70.
Hal Headed behind a row of cultivators
and dry goods boxes and besieged by a
crowd of infuriated citizens, five bunk
robbers Saturday managed to blow open
the safe of the Martinshurg Slate Hank
at Martiusburg, thirty miles west of
The robbers wrecked the safe with ten
charges of dynamite and almost wrecked
the bank building, but they failed to open
the money chest inside the steel safe.
They made their escape in an exciting
running fight uftcr securing but $70 in
postage stamps from the postotllce lo
cated in the same building with the bank.
The discovery of the robbers was made
at 2:4."i o'clock hi the morning, citizens
having been nhirmtd by the loud reports
of the dynamite blasts. The town turned
out eiininsse, and nearly all the able
bodied men iu the hamlet, uru-.cd with
shotguns, rifles anil revolvers, peppered
uwny ut the biirrh-mle which the in
genious robbers had built in front of the
For over nn hour three of the rohbers
kept the citizens at bnv while tho re
maining two continued to discharge the
dynamite insido the bank.
Finding their efforts to open the cash
chest futile, the thieves withdrew from
their retreat, keeping the citizens under
fire nil the' time and managing to reach
the barn of Jacob Humbard, about throe
blocks away from the bank, where they
stole a team of horses and a buggy and
started out of town on a dead run.
No clew us to the identity of the rob
bers has been sceuivd. The men of the
village were so excited and the morning
was so dark that no definite descriptions
can bu given.
An examination of the bank was made
and the cnslK box was found intact. The
bank safe, however, was almost blown
into pieces and the interior of the bank
was badly wrecked. The stamps had
been taken from the safe.
Martinshurg is n hamlet of lot ninety
inhabitants and is without a railroad.
The bank and postotllce are in the prin
cipal building in the towti. M. J. Mellon
is the cashier of the bunk.
FROZEN BABY IN CATTLE CAR
The liittlo Body Was Discover d by
As the westbound local freight train
was at tiie depot at North Hond Friday
the body of it newly born male infant
was found by a hrukomun in an empty
car. The rem a ins were wrapped in u
quantity of white cotton cloth and were
only partially frozen, indicating that I lie
child hail not boon dead any gnat length
As the car was picked up at Fremont
and t In' train stopped but a short time at
Ames, an intervening station, the proba
bilities are that the child was deposited
in the car at Fremont. A sti'liciout
amount of cloth had been used to smoth
er any outcry it might make.
A doctor who examimd the bodv a few
minutes after said that the child had
been born alive, was exceptionally sluing
and heultliy und hud hovu dead but u few
AN APPARENT SUICIDE.
l.ifeless Itody of .lames Vlney i
Found Near Winnrlmgo Agency.
The lifeless body of James Vinov, aged
44 years, employed as a hired man by
Have Lane, a farmer living three and
one-half miles north of the Winnebago
agency, was found at II o'clock Sunday
morning lying along the roadside half a
mile from Mr. Lane's place. An empty
bottle which apparently had contained
strychnine, found in his pocket, led to the
belief that ho had used poison to end his
ow n life. The coroner's jury will hold an
Friends of the uufoi I i:nat man say
that he had boon acting st la ti;:ey of l.ile.
nud thut lie was very despondent ou ac
count of ill health. He was a siic.'.'e man
anil has no relatives living in this prl of
the country, though it is helievid that he
has relatives living iu Kansas City.
PARADISE FOR GAMBLERS.
A Flaw is Discovered in the Laws
of Neliruhk a.
Nebraska may become a paradise fur
gamesters, for a defect discovered iu the
gambling laws, passed in 1S7. will prob
ably render them uncousi il tit ional.
The Nebraska gambling statutes were
amended in 1.K.K7. Sonic clerk failed to
copy the amendments iu the senate jour
nal ami consequent ly there is no evidence
thut they were ever passed cud no uu
thoritntivo copy is available us required
The statutes of 1S77 prov ide for a min
imum lino and do not men i in penal serv
itude. Lawyers claim that should a
gambler hi- convicted ho could be re
leased by habeas corpus proceedings.
BODV POUNDED INTO JELLY.
I'ciKler -Man Met a Horrible Hem I,
from Vicious Horse.
A. M. Nichols was trampled to death
by a stallion in Pender Monday niL'ht
It is not known just bow it occurred, but
it seems that Nichols went into t !- bov
stall about it p. in. to feed the animal a
usiial. Nichols' nose had been bleeding
and the blood had run down on to h,
bauds, ti ml it is siippo.eil la,- hoive, t ,
has always been penile, bee.inie seanil
Nichols' breast e. as pounded to a ,hl .
and he livid only four Ie.;;;, , .in it,,
aeeiib'nt oi'eurnd. lie wa- a iu-niiim nl
Fire at Norfolk.
The John (iiuul Hrewing Company's
etoragc house and contents at Norfolk
were considerably ibiliiiiKeil l,y tiro at
an early hour Friday morning. Ernst
Hurtmuu, an employe, was r.ciious!.v
burned about the face nnd hands iu light
ing the flumes.
Cold Wave Strikes Lincoln.
After a day almost vernal Iu tempera
ture a cold northwest wind swept I.in
rolu Saturday aud the mercury fell rap
idly. The weather bureuu predicts zero
temperature before Saturday uioruiug.
CHICORY MILL WILL GRIND.
Probability that th Flint at Schuy
ler Will Iteanni Operationa.
After being idle for three years the
Nebraska chicory factory at Schuyler
will attempt to resume operations this
season. The board of directors has de
cided to offer to contract with farmers
for chicory roots aU$10 per ton. For
merly $7..0 per tonVas paid and many
fanners tried to rnt",e them, but often
with poor success, mainly because of uu
Lately there have lieeu numerous calls
upon the company for chicory products
at prices that would have made good
money. Prices were formerly so low
that the business (I'd not prosper and
was liually sold under execution and
bought iu by seveu directors, who were
on the company's paper, at a cost of
$(1,750. The plant cost $11,(HK).
This year there Is a good prospect that
the factory will be able to tun at n profit,
as the farmers are taking considerable
interest In the offer of the board.
Greeley t enter Man Killed in a I'.un
John Havitt. a prominent citizen and
well to do farmer of (Jroeley Center, was
so badly injured in a runaway that he
died without hiivin j regained conseions
nes! . lie lu'd been at u sale in the east
ern part of rhe ounty, stopping to do
some trailing on his way home. When
he was leaving town about dusk the team
In came unmanageable and run. In turn
ing a coiner the wagon turned over und
Mr. Havitt wus thrown out with .the
above n soils,
Mr. Duviit was one of the pioneer set
tiers of the county and had seen plenty
of hardships and privations, but was get
ting iu easy circumstances and where he
riuld enjoy life. He was educated nt
one of the colleges ill Ireland. He was
considered authoiity as a historian aud
was one of the few men who spoke and
read the ( iaelie .language fluently. He
was 44 years old and leaves a wife and
family of seven children.
PROBABLY FROZE TO DEATH
Ilo.ly of IVulter King Found in Va
cant Creamery N ar Norfolk.
The body of Walter King, who has
been missing since Hecetnber last, was
discovert d Sunday afternoon frozen solid
iu the refrigerator room of a vacant
creamery one-half mile north of Norfolk.
Tho liody whs lying in n natural posture
beside u pan iu which a small fire had
In en burning. There were no marks of
violence nor evidence of poison, and it Is
MippoMil Unit lie froze to death whilo un
der the influence of liquor. A daily pa
per beat ing date of Hoc. ;.'3 wus found
near the body.
King was a urn of the late W. A. King
anil worked willi him on grading con
tracts. He wus about yours old, tin
niurriid, mid lived with his mother at
403 IN A PANIC.
Explosion r tiasolino in Kuilroad
Shops at IliivelocU.
A panic among liK) employes in the
macliineshcqis of the P.iirliiigton at Have
hick, a Lincoln suburb, followed the ex
plosion uf a lliiity-gnlloii can of gasoline
in the creeling depart incut Tuesday
The shop seemed tilled with flume und
the men ran madly to escape it. A
number reccivid minor injuries iu tin
rash and two who remained behind to put
oi:l tin- tiainc.-i were badly burned about
th;' hands. Another was injured iu leap
ing from I ho roof. The gasoline was
used in making a flume for widdiug uinj
was accidentally ignited.
Amel I'iiiuiin, Vouii Filmier, Shot
l y (lis Own (iiio.
A Nchawku lib-patch says: Ansel Pitt
u in:, a j-ou.i-.; u a:i ahuul 20 years of ago,
was goin-j to the lichl with a younger
broth, r for a load or straw, lie car
roil a Toad' (I shotgun in his hand, and on
the v.av slopped to c.-iteli a rope that
vvas r.iiiiug oiT the wagon. As lie did r.
the h tmiucr of the gun struck something
acil tiriil tie- charge, which struck near
the lotver i-ilt. nud, ranging upward, sev
ered an aiteiy. tin. illy lodging just be
low l!i hir bone. Ilis ileaih was ill-
slant. menus. The funeral was under the
a undies ,,f the A. it. I '. W., of which
ho w as a member.
RUSH TO SECURE THE LANDS
t-iiiailcis M.iko u itrcnk for Claims
in Mici-iilan ounty.
Il has. jin ! been learned at Kiishville
that nil Saturday. Feb. i, the ogont Ut
Pine l!:I-;e ageiuy received instructions
from Washington to relinquish authority
over the exten.-i.i.i known us "No Mini's
Land," iu Sheridan ( 'ounty, aud n rush
is now ou to secure choice claims on the
extension. (Juiie a number have already
1 n lonitiil, many of which arc worth
.!.tmo to $1.0t:o. The squatters are lo-i-uiiiig
mostly along White Clay aud Lnr
ni bee Creeks, which are the two finest
Ini'il streams in Nebraska. The bottom
lands ale coven J willi line timber.
FOR ILLEGAL FENCING.
deliver Ileal Fslale Msn la Arrested
' at Alliance
Allie J. Simoiison, a llenver renl estate
lb-all r. was airesiid ut Alliance for the
illegal t'eneiii.' of Nebraska land and
bio::..'iii to I iiiiiihii. Si -nousoii is a broth
er i-i' Win. (J. SnuoiiMin. uu attorney at
llaii- e a i ll Vnlouiiue. John King,
l"hn m.d Herman Kio-isc, ranchmen,
vim m i ,. i-nested wiin hiiu. were indict
d Iv i he rub ml gtiind jury at the No
vo ul n ti i n of court.
io-ioi- I ; I .- -1 tll'.lcerw.
'Jl e Ma, i m Couuly Medical society at
I- a ci i. ! l.i. eting at Not folk elected the
;.il .u,i.g c: n,.. ai,., ..iri Xor
,"1 ; - id' "t: In. I'. A. ling, Madi
on, -i .-: ! . ! -I icasuri -.
Kti.iih l-'irn t Wyuiorc.
Ti e phi, it end i,.i!ls i f ,B United
' lie- C'.p-um Company ut Wyuiora
humid Tuesday night, entailing a loss
' The lire wUH caused by tha
explosion of an oil torch, used by the en-
iei riu i .ie liuiicr room.
' r- In i I atoviow Itcaldence.
I 'uo si ,ni i in Uu. busemeiit of the N.
O. J Hem-n residence ut Pluiuview,
cans d by some workmeu who wtre
thawing o'lt a froieu pump. The straw
and iHiurila surrounding the water pip
csu'ut ire, igniting the floor abote.
Many improvements may be expected
In the apt ing at Ilavelock, among them
the brass foundry from Pluttsmouth aud
the Lincoln lumber yard.
I it. Young held a successful sale of
Poland-China hogs at his farm four miles
cost of Oakland. Fifty eight head were
old nt an average or $.'! .".'.
At Orand Island Mrs. Mary Williams,
aged 4.", was thrown from a wagon by a
runaway team and had ber skull crushed.
Her companion, Psul Krlle, aged CO,
bud his leg broken.
The young womeu of Mina Rebekah
lodge, No, 113, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, at Ueatrice, entertained the oth
er members of the lodge nt valentine
party Tuesday evening.
During the month of January 83 cart
of grain were shipped from Petersburg,
nlso 23 carloads of live stock. This is
equal to tt net cash return to the farmers
of that vicinity of $'",())0. '
At Fremont the congregation of St.
Pal lick's Catholic Church last week suc
ceeded iu raising enough money to pay
off the balance on the $."i,HK) mortgage
now on their church property.
At P.oatrice there is some talk that the
street railway company, which was for
merly owned by Omuha capitalists, mny
be operated again In Ueatrice and per
haps extended into the country.
Louise Kinsman, a UOycar-ohl woman,
committed suicide nt the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. Mark Wilher, at Lincoln, by
swallowing strychnine. She died in the
doctor's arms a few minutes after he ar
rived. The case against Henry Priest of Ho
mer, who was arrested ou a complaint
charging him with being a fugitive from
Justice from tho stole of Iowa, was dis
missed at Dakota City for want of pros
ecution. At an early hour iu the morning the
night watch at Crete discovered that a
wagon shop belonging to Frank Fisher
wa on fire. The alarm was turned in,
but the firemen arrived too late to save
Tho expert aecountnnt.T. C. Cannon of
Sioux City, who was employed by the
county commissioners to investigate the
offices of the clerk and treasurer of Da
kota County for the past eight years, hat
filed his report.
About nu inch of snow fell at Grant
Thursday, practically the first of the sea
son. The mercury has registered but 10
below so far and cattle are doiug well.
There is scarcely any feeding nnd little
need for shelter.
Two men, who gave their names as
Samuel Adams nnd H. Arnold, pleaded
fillty in police court at Fremont to steal
ing an armful of goods from Sonin'i
clothing store, and were given twenty
days in jail each.
John T. Nelson has brought suit in the
district court nt Columbus and asks dam
ages against the Union Pacific Unilroad
Company iu the sum of ?l',000 for in
juries received while he nssisted in coal
ing engines at the chutes.
II. J. Co f tin has purchased lots nt Bur
well and will erect ut once a brick block.
It will contain two storerooms nnd a ho
tel and bnrber shop. When completed
it will be one of tho best buildings for
hotel purposes in that purt of the state.
Heal estate is getting to he in demand
around Hurwcll. A deal has been con
summated in which A. 10. Sutton sells to
it. Miner an SO-acre tract of laud south
of town for $'3,M0. This same land wot
purchased by SuMon two years ago for
The Sarpy County Teachers' Associa
tion meeting was held in Papillion. The
meotlng wus well attended, visitors being
in evidence in large numbers. The time
of the next meeting has not been decided
upon, although Springfield has becu des
ignated as the place.
Charles Flliolt, carrier of rural route
No. H, which runs out of Beatrice, was
injured in a runaway accident. The team
he was driving ran away nnd demolished
the mail wagon, throwing Mr. Kllintt out
on the frozen ground. His injuries uro
not regarded us serious. j
The hospitul fuir, which was held at
Kearney lust week, was u success, both
socially and financially. It was giveu
for the benefit of the new hospital . iu
Kourney und the proceeds exceeded the
expectations of all concerned and
amounted to over $2,000.
Tho Lang Canning und Preserving
Company of ltoutricB. has purchased the
broom factory at Kllis, and will remove
it to Beatrice. A new company is to be
formed, called the Lang Broom Manu
facturing Company. The plant will have
a eapucity of loo brooms a day.
Paul Andrews, aged 17 years, wus
caught stealing beer from the saloon of
Leonard Bowers nt Lincoln nnd taken to
the police station. Andrews is the son of
a widow and was employed by Bowers.
Audrews had thirteen bottles hidden la
the ulley near the saloon. The case hus
The Johnson County farmers' institute
at Tecumsoh wns well ntteuded, standing
room being ut a premium at some scs
sions. The corn exhibit is a feature of
the institute und an excellent display hus
been made. All corn exhibited will be
sent to St. Louis und placed ou exhibi
tion at the world's fair.
The mortgage report for Washington
County, as reported by (ieorge H. Fuber,
county clerk, for the month of Junuary
is as follows: Number of farm mort
gages filed. 13, $24,245; released, 13, f 19,.
075. Town and city mortgages filed, 7,
$3,050; released, 0, $3,450. Chattel
mortgages filed, 54, $I3,2S7; released. 70.
At 3 o'clock Thursday morning fire was
discovered in the kitchen of the Thurston
Hotel at Columbus. An alarm wus at
ohco given und the lire department was
soon on the scene. It was, however,
hampered for a short time by frozen wa
ter plugs, but got water turned on in
time to confine the (lames to the lurga
storage room on the north side of the
Articles of incorporation huve been
filed with the county clerk of the Nebras
ka City Brick Compuny. The capital
stock is $30,000. The coucern is a reor
ganization of the Nebraska City Vitrified
Paving Brick Company. The capneity
of tho plant will be increased to 0,000,000
brick per yeur.
Judge Boeder of the district court at
Columbus met with the members of tha
bar and assigned the docket for the Feb
ruary term. The docket coutaiua uioety
civil aud twelve criminal cases, aud
there will probably bt work for a jury
abeut two weeks.
There is considerable discussion among
the members of the state board of equali
zation as to the meaning of section 28 of
the new revenue law providing for the
tnxtion of credits. It has been the gener
al belief since the opinion of the court
sustaining the net that the owners of
credits might deduct therefrom the
amount of their outstanding obligations,
but it is now n proposition which tbe
board of equalization will have to sol re
without the aid of the court unless a new
suit is instituted. A member of the
court is authority for the statement that
the decision of the court proper did not
touch on the question of credit taxation,
merely holding that the act as an entirety
was constitutional. The opinion by the
commissioners held that the debts might
be deducted from credits, but the opinion
wns never adopted by the supreme
judges, and, consequently, although
handed down with the main decision, is
regarded ns nothing but a dictum of no
binding force. The state board of equal
ization will ask the attorney general foi
an opinion in regard to the mutter.
Auditor Weston has secured a copy of
the contract for the cells at the peniten
tiary in order to be informed of all the
details when the claims ore presented to
him for payment. The contract calls foi
$442.50 for each cell, but it is under
stood that the auditor will decline to al
low more than $333, which appears to be
the amount ; appropriated by the legisla
ture. The appropriation made by the
legislature is $80,000 for 240 cells and
sewerage. This Is $333.33 1-3 per cell.
Tho Van Horn Iron Works of Cleveland,
O., hOB the contract for the cells and put
ting in the sewerage. Tho contract en
tered into between the manufacturer and
the hoard of public lands and buildings
is for 15(1 cells nt a cost of $00,030. Thi
is $442.50 per cell, or $100.17 more than,
the legislature appropriated.
The employes of the state normal
school, members of the faculty aud nil
others there who draw a salary front
the state will get a polite nfite from Su
perintendent Fnw'er requesting that they
hereafter cosh their warrants nt the of
fice of the state treasurer. This proced
ure wns agreed upon at a meeting of the
state board of education. Treasurer
Mortonsen requested the board to do this
because those on the pnyroll nt rent
hnve been in the habit, though frequently
requested to do otherwise, of selling their
warrants to bankers nnd brokers. Mr.
Mortcnseu wnnts these warrants for the
permanent school fund. While there is
no low to compel the employes to act on
the suggestion of the board, the members
believe the employes will do ns re-'
The state board of educational lauds
and funds has made another purchase
of $100,000 of Massachusetts gold 3Mi
per cent bonds on a 314 per cent basis.
This purchase was made because of the
dearth of state warrants aud county
bonds offered for investment to the per
manent school ftv.d. Coupons will be
clipped from the bonds in the present
purchase to bring them down to a 3V4
basis. The state already holds $300,000
of these bonds ns Investments for the
permanent school fund, but they were all
purchased on n 3 per cent basis, so that
the present transaction represents a gaiu
for the state. The more strfngeut money
market is responsible for tho better rata
For the purpose of fostering the de
velopment of sharpshooting in the state
Adjt. (ion. Culver has issued an invita
tion to the volunteer rifle clubs of the
slate to co-operate with the companies
of the National Guard at target pracitce.
He expects to have on entry of Nebrus
kans at the National (luurd competition,,
which will be pulled off at Seagirt, N. J.,
next summer. Twelve of tho best men
in the guard will go to cuter into competi
tion with like numbers from other states,
for the chief prize, which is $1,000.
The monthly examination questions to
be sent to t lit? county superintendents for
the regular monthly examination for Feb
ruary have been compiled by Superin
tendent Fowler and will be sent out in a
short time. Willi the questions will go
an outline map of the state, which, it is
stated, applicants for certificates will
have to (ill out iu such a way as to show
their familiarity with the geography and
agricultural portions of the state umT
things along these hues.
From the vault in the oflice of the sec
retary of state at Lincoln these days old
records are being removed to the base
ment vault , which wus fixed up Inst
year. This cleaning up recalls thut the
vault iu the secretary of state's ouVe is
about as unsafe a place for the keeping
of valuable records ns it enn bo and that
the next legislature will be asked for an
appropriation to tit up the vault with
The practice of the Park school at Lin
coln of having daily fire drills is objected
to by nt least tine put run. He states that
his two children have been repeatedly
bustled from the building without wraps
or headgear during the cold weather, aud
as a result both have bad colds and are
threatened with pneumonia. He wauts it
Stopped until the weather gets warm.
State Oil Inspector F.d Church has
completed his report for the mouth of
January. The receipts were higher thuu
during the uutiimu months, when they
were unusually heav. The gross receipts
wen: $l,3.':s.'.0; expenses, $S!IS.48; bal
ance paid to state treasurer, $440.42.
Food Commissioner Thompson is look
ing for adulterated products shipped into
the markets of Nebraska, and has de.
tin red Iu favor of a national pure food
bill to prevent such abuses as he baa al
ready discovered. "It is the depart
ment's intention to continue their re
searches uutil we know just what the
people are being swindled with in tbe
line of canned gHds," said Mr. Thoio'''
son. "The only way that we can ho
top these abuses is by working''
passage of a natioual pure fo"'
uutil that ia done tbe worK
food departments of the'
going to be badly lk-
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