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DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA,
DAKOTA . COUNTY HERALD.
Continuation of the Ilomor Herald.;
DAKOTA CITY. NEH., SATURDAY, MARCH' 12, 1904.
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SUMMARY OP TUB NEWS OP
THE WHOLE WORLD.
WILL HANG, IF ALIVE
MURDERER DUNN RECAPTURED
BY MISSOURI SHERIFF.
Prisoner Dangerously III Announc
ed, However, that Exeoutlou Will
be Carried Out His Escape Was
Mark Dunn, the murderer of Bert Ft u
ton, a wealthy farmer, at Rushville, Mo.,
two years ago, who escaped from the
jail at St. Joseph Mo., Monday after
locking hi guard in juil, was recaptured
late Wednesday night at Guilford, eigh
teen miles north of St. Joseph, after tin
.exuting chase. He is now in juil at St.
Joseph nt the point of dentil, suffering
from pneumonia. He was to be hanged
Dunn o ripen rod at the home of a farm
er near Rosedale at 3 o'clock Wednesday
morning, sick with pneumonia. He said
his name was William Merritt and he
was a brother-in-law of Mike Estes, Bur
lington section forerann ut Rosendnle.
Estes wns notified and had Dunn re
moved to his house. The fumi hand who
J&ielped move the sick man was sure lie
fns Dunn and wired the sheriff in St.
Joseph. The sheriff and several deputies
hurried to Roseuo'alc, arriving there lute
in the evening.
Dunn's relatives in the meantime fcar
de his identity had become known, and he
was spirited away iu a buggy drawn by
a team of fust horses. Upon their arriv
al at Guilford he was too sick to go fur
ther, dismissed the team, proceeded to a
hotel and retired to n room, where he
was taken without resistance by the
sheriff near midnight.
Dunn w.s brought back to St. Jo
seph Thursday morning.
Dunn's escape last Monday wns ex
ceedingly daring. William Henley, the
death watch, wns nsked by Dunn to
bring him a cup of water. As the door
to the death cell was opened, Dunn eov-
ered Henley with two revolvers, securely
hound him with wire which he had used
for making bnskets, and compelled him
to cull Jailer John Thomas under pre
tense of a conference. Thomas was
compelled to lock Henley in the dentil
cell and safely escort Dunn, to the jail
office, where, after securing heavy cloth
ing and a rifle, Dunn left by n side door,
It is supposed the revolvers TJunn used
were smuggled into his cell.
TO OPERATE ON CRANK.
Chicago Burgeon Interested in Case
of I' rank Cue.
Frank foe, arrested iu the White
House on Feb. 22, charged with carrying
concealed weapons, and who said he
wanted to see the president in regard to
i hunting names to tit the owners' occu
put ions, will be operated upon in Chicu
go by Dr. Nicholas Senn.
When Coo wns arrested he gave the
name of Edward Relgar, but 1. S. Whil
ing, or Chicago, says the man
is his nephew, and has been interesting
Chicago surgeons in his theory of fungus
growth upon the brain.
Coe is detained iu Washington at St
Elizabeth's hospital. Eleven -years ago
he fell from a passenger train on the
Luke Shore road near Elkhart, Ind nml
his head struck against n switchstaud
His skull was fractured, nud four years
after the accident he became insane. Al
though his malady has left him at times
tie never has been considered safe sini-i
HE FOILS A MOB.
An Illinois Sheriff Haves the Life of
Seventy-five Cnrhondulc, 111., citizen:.
attempted to take u negro from the jail
Murpbyshoro Thursday to lynch in.
The sheriff frustrated the plan, how
ever, and arrested three prominent citi
ecus. The negro's name is Thomns Vaughun,
nud he is charged with criminal assault
on a Carboudale school teacher a month
" veo. The woman is still iu a serious con-
1 m ion.
Jeff Etherton, Joseph Wulker and
"Doe." Lightfoot, the members of the
mob who were arrested, were released on
bonds. Walker said the intention was
to get the negro out without bloodshed.
Deputy Sheriff Woodward was wound
ed by the accidental dischurge of his
Four Burned to Death.
Four unidentified men employed by tin
Pennsylvania Itailroad were burned to
death in a box car containing gasoline
which caught fin' ten miles east of Ilui
risburg, Pa. Two others burely escaped
with their lives. The fire was caused by u
man lighting a pipe near the gasoline
Fraudulent I've of Mails.
At Kuiimus City, Albert II. Brown,
William Marvin, Joseph I.. Bicker, Chus.
Kicker and Edward Moore were arrested
on complaint of Postoftice Inspector Mr
Gee, who charges them with using the
mails with intent to defraud.
Itain Falls ia Kansas.
A heavy rain, the first in four mouths,
fell throughout Kansas, following a day
of blinding dust aud high winds. The
rain will be of great beuefit to the wheat,
it Is said. I'rairie fires were reported
Abilene, Floreuce and Ottawa be
ne rain came.
Botkin Murder Case.
Tbtj work of impaneling a jury for the
second trial of Mrs. Cordelia Botkiu nt
Baa frsacisco, Cal., on the charge of
Border, began Tnnrsdar.
BAR A NEORO CHURCH.
Chlcagoans Buy Empty Edifice to
Shut Out Colored People.
Owners of property' nenr the old Eng
lish Faith Lutheran Church at Thirty
second Street and Fifth Avenue, Chica
go, and many of their tenants, compris
ing sixty persons, have Just purchased
the church structure at a cost of $i,200.
The new owners will not use the build
ing for religious purposes. Bather, they
would raze It or let it crumble into ruins.
For, while joint possessors of the build
ing, thay are divided into a half dozen
As explained by some of the purchas
ers, including Roman Catholics, Presby
terians, Methodists, Baptists nud Luth
erans, the church wns bought iu order
that It might not be used as a religious
meeting place for a negro congregation.
That congregation is known as the
Union Central Baptist Church, nud now
holds services iu n vc building, It
was oigaulzed a littl 4vcr a year ago.
and has 100 members, including many
well to do colored families.
Last December, spurred on by a pro
pressive pastor, the Rev. J. M. Mason,
the Union Central Buptist Church de
cided to buy the edifice nt Thirty-second
Street nnd Fifth Avenue. Enough money
wns raised among the members to meet
the terms of the owners the Luthcrnn
synod at Columbus, O. The church had
been deserted several months before by
the English Fa"ith congregation.
,"A storm of protest" to quote one
householder arose among the neighbors
as soon as the news of the negotiations
A rally meeting was thereupon held in
the locality at the call of Dr. William
A. Peterson, 304(1 Wentworth Avenue.
It was decided that the neighborhood
should buy the church. The idea wns so
uovel that, despite the seriousness of
purpose of those who nttended, the meet
ing was adjourned in an uproar of laugh
ter. Ai the result of the meeting, however,
the church has just been purchased on
the installment plan. The first pay
ment of $1,200 has already been raised
by popular subscription.
F LOOD LOSS GREA T.
Twenty Degrees Drop in Tempera
ture May Afford Borne Belief
The flood situation at Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
is still serious. At 0 o'clock Wednesday
the river was 30 feet 0 inches above
low water mark. The river is clear of
ice, but the big gorge at Nuntieoke re
mains infuct. The tempWnture has fall
en 20 degrees within five hours and this
should bring some relief.
River street, the main residential thor
oughfare of the city, is under three feet
of water und residents ure greatly
The press rooms of the newspapers
are flooded, and it was with difficulty
that Wednesday's editions could be is
sued. MOB RULE ENDS.
Reign of Terror at Springfield, ).,
Beenm to be Over.
The situation lias not chanced at
Springfield, ()., since 3 a. in. Wednes
day, when the mob dispersed ufter about
a dozen buildings had been burned.
The militia from Dayton, Miumishurg
and other points is maintaining good or
der, and Mayor Bowlus believes the
reign of terror is over.
The loss from the fire during the night
is estimated from $15,000 to $20,000.
most of the buildings occupied by colored
people being very small.
Cures Helpless Cripple.
From a. helpless cripple, with one leg
four inches shorter than the other and
devoid of hip socket, Dr. Lorenz has
made May Lehman, aged 7, of Balti
more, Md., into a healthy, romping, ro
bust child. At the end of fourteen
mouths the last cast has been removed,
and the little girl walks with barely a
Mrs. Dye Released.
Mrs. Sherman Dye of Boone la., nc
cused of sending a box of poisoned candy
through the mails to Miss Renu Nelson
of Pierre, S. D., who died Monday night,
has been released from custody. Judge
Whitaker framing bis decision in the hu
beas corpus proceedings in accordance
with the decision of Gov. Cummins in
the requisition matter.
Oklahoma Prairie Fire.
The fire w Inch broke out iu the military
reservation north of Fort Sill, Okla., Sun
day night is still burning. The soldiers
and Indians have been busy all day fight
ing the fire. All the cities in the territory
are sending aid to the sufferers iu the
Must Not Expectorate.
The Milwaukee, Wis., common council
Monday night passed an anti-spitting or
dinance which prohibits expectoration in
public buildings, street curs und railroad
cars, and makes the offense punishable
by a fine of $5 or ten days' imprison
ment. Hoodoo Doctor Bentenoed to Death
George P. Hoosey, a negro "hoodoo"
doctor, was sentenced to death at Phila
delphia. Hoosey was convicted of mur
der in the first degree for selling poisou
to the wife of William C. Danze.
Tillman Very III.
Senator Tillman of South Carolina is
very ill at Washington with throat trou
ble. His friends are much concerned, as
it is Impossible for him to swallow.
Dogs to Carry Aid to Wounded.
The Russian Kennel Club at St. Pe
tersburg baa offered to provide the Red
Cross Society with dogs trained to find
aud relieve the wounded ou the battle
field and in rough country districts. The
offer probably will be accepted.
Retvixan Is Repaired.
The bole iu the hull of tho Russian bat
tleship Retviiau, which was made during
the first attack on Port Arthur by the
Japanese, bas been repaired and the
CITY IS IN FLAMES.
Serious Results of Race War at
Intense excitement prevailed at
Springfield, O., nt an early hour Wed
nesday morning, which not even the
presence of seven compnnies of the na
tional guard could allay. This excite
ment Is shared by all business men and
property owners of the city, who fear
that some of the negroes will attempt to
avenge the burning of the levee district
by firing the downtown business houses
or their homes iu the residence district.
Not a fourth of the business district of
the city is under patrol by either militia
or police, and it looks as if a close guard
would have to be kept to prevent fur
ther incendiarism. It is thought, how
ever, that the troop now ou bund will
be nble to save the western levee district
which the leaders openly declared they
would set fire to ns soon us their work
in the eastern half of the street was
There wns little or no disorder, the
mob of "J.OiiO men standing quietly.
watching the spread of the flames, nnd
npprrently ready to help If it should
show any signs of spreading beyond the
confines they originally set for it.
When the leaders of the mob passed
down East High Street early Tuesday
evening to begin the work of burning
the levee resQrt, Father John Cogan, ns
sistnnt pastor of St. Raphael's, got down
on his knees ou the sidewalk aud im
ploreil them to desist in their work, ns
they might start a fire they would never
be nble to control. The incendiaries
paused only n moment, n few of them
cursing him, and then went quietly on to
begin their task.
Threats throughout the day and even
ing to burn the levee, the negro district
of the city, 'confirmed Mayor Bowlus in
his belief tlint more trouble might be
expected. In consequence he nsked Gov,
Derrick for troops, and five compnnies
were ordered to Springfield to reinforce
the two local companies.
RIVERS OVER BANKS.
Much Damage Has Been Done in
At 9 o'clock Tucsdny morning the wn
ter iu the north branch of the SusqiiC'
linunn Kiver at ilkestmrre. I n,, was
28 feet nnd 4 inches nbove low water
mark und still rising. All the lowlands
bank of the river are cut off.
The Pennsylvania nnd Lackawanna
Railroads are completely vut off from
communication with the city, nnd some
anthracite mines iu the vicinity are
The business sections of Plymouth and
Edwardsvllle are under water, and al
most nil of West Nanticoke- is sub
All rivers and streams in eastern
Pennsylvania are bunk full, nnd much
damage has beeu caused by the ice am;
FORTY YEARS WITHOUT WATER
New Jersey Man (Quenches Thirst
with Ten and ConVo.
tieorge Francis, who keeps a livery
stable at Trenton. X. J., has not allowed
water to enter his lips for the past forty
In explanation, he says that when n
small boy water affected him so that
when be drank it he would immediately
have bleeding of the lungs. When he
stopped drinking water the bleeding
censed nnd has never bothered him since
He has hud the best of health during
these years. He drinks tea and coffee
and other stimulants, but draws the linn
at pure water.
OVER 2.000 DEATHS.
Harvest Reaped by Pneumonia in
City of Chicago,
uu nny-nve nays or the pneti
niolua season sun remuinnig, the up
ward of 2,100 deaths in Chicago, from
pneumonia, predicted in the ollkial
health report for October, has already
Since Nov. 1st 2, ISO ueaths in Chicago
were accredited to pneumonia. If the
daily average of such deaths for the
last fourteen years be maintained, tin
death lull will number about 2.N0O, or
one-third more than anticipated.
AN AWFUL CRIME.
A German Army Officer Wipea Out
A Ifcrliu, iicrmnny, utspatcli says
Carl Bescke, retired, after a steady de-
cay of fortune, took his last money and
gave a splendid dinner in honor of his
111-year-old daughter's birthday.
Beseke then poisoned his wife, daugh
ter, two sons and himself with cyanide
of potussiuui, which he inserted iu the
mouth of ea in the form of a pill after
they had go: into a drunken sleep.
Fulots After Beating the Wheel
Ethel Gaynor, belle of Ukluhoma City
Okla., beat the roulette wheel for $11,
000, then she fainted and was curried
out of the club room. She came to when
the money was brought out to her wrn
ped up i" a newspaper. She then left
for New Orleans.
Owes Over Four Millions.
The receiver of tho firm of Stephru
i.iihrinuun & Son, of Bremen, Germany,
which suspended last month, reiiorts that
the firm owes its foreign creditors $1,
lt.,00. The total estimated value of
the assets Is $3,850,000.
North Dakota Land King Dead.
Word has been received at Fargo, N.
D., of the death of Richard Sykes, the
largest real estate owner in the stute of
North Dakota. Mr. Sykes went to Eng
land last full on a pleasure 'trip aud is
reported to have died in Manchester,
Mother and Daughter Drown.
Mrs. Joseph Withingtou, wife of a
Missouri Pacific conductor, and ber eld
est daughter were drowned Tuesday Iu
u attempt to ford the Mereuiec River ill
a buggy west of St. Irfuis
STATE OF NEBRASKA
JEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Flood Claim One V ictl m Hunter's
Dead Hotly Recovered from the
Waters Near Ames Floods Seem
to be Slowly Subsiding.
The dead Iwdy of I.cc Roberts of Fre
mont, wus recovered front the. ice about
350 yards from the" bunk of toe Platte
River, near Ames. Death wns evidently
caused bv cold and exposure. 1- Hiding
his way to the mainland ent off, he had
apparently divested himself of coat and
boots and uttempted to swim to the north
side, but was unable to do so on account
of the wilil and floating Ice. Then strug
gling buck to the island and being tumble
to attract anyone's attention, he perish
ed from the cold ami exposure. His mm
lay across his body.
On account of the musses of Hunting
ice it wns imKissible to recover the body
ut once. It wus finally reached by means
of a bout. Roberts went out hunting
alone, going toward the river. A he did
not return nt night his friends became
alarmed, fearing that he was on some
island and unable to get ashore. It wns
only after two days' search that the body
wns found on the solid ice, clad in blue
overalls and n heavy jacket. By the aid
of a glass bis features could be plainly
Roberts was nlsiut 3." years of nge. He
had beeu in the employ of the Standard
Company nnd had worked for different
farmers neur Ames for several years,
but was very reticent about himself, nnd
nothing in known of hiij relatives. There
is nothing among his personal effects to
give any clew to them. He is believed
to have come to Fremont from Ottuni
wn. I a.
Eust of town the water is subsiding
slowly, but still covers thousands of
acres. The bridge nt Valley is reported
gone aud n span or two out of that nt
North Bend. No heavy loss has beeu
reported except that of Nick Schreiner,
but the damage to the country between
Mercer and Fremont nnd to the north of
Mercer will be heavy.
CHILD STRANGLES TO DEATH
Four-Year-Old Girl Loses Life. Be
fore Her Mother Can Reach Her.
A Grand Island dispatch says: At the
farm home of Mr. anil Mrs. A. G. Sim
of Hamilton County, their youngest
child, Ella, 4 years of nge, strangled to
death. The little one wns about the
yard hunting eggs for her mother. She
rsu over a pile of cobs in an outbuilding
anil hud either attempted 1o climb out of,
or had fallen out of, a window. Her
cloak, however, had caught ou a nail ou
the inner casing of the window, the
weight of the body drawing it so closely
about the neck that she was evidently
unable to cull for help. Her mother wns i
within bearing distance anil was soon
thereafter horrified to sec the body hang
ing out of the window.
Rushing to her nml releasing her from
her position, she found the child uncon
scious. Restoratives were applied ami
everything possible was done to resusci
tate her, but life was extinct.
FIND SHEEP ON THE ICE.
ftheep Supposed to Have Been
Drowned Discovered on Ice Floe.
There is still no change in the flood
situation al Fremont. The water is run
ning northeast across the bottom nud
the gorge is apparently us firm us ever.
The' Union Pacific has n gang of sixty
men working at the west end of th"
washout two miles and a hulf south of
town, und iinolher gang is working at tic
east end neur Mercer. The mile or more
between these points is covered with wa
ter and slush ice to a depth of three to
six feet. At the bridge south of the city
the water is at its normal level. It will
be some time before the track can be
From 1,000 to 1,51X1 of Nick Scliriuer's
sheep, which were supposed to have been I
drowned in the Hood Thursday night,
were -discovered on an ice floe. It was
impossible to reach them ou account of I
the strong current. 1 j
GIRL BURNED TO DEATH.
Mistake in Putting Gasoline in Coal
Oil Can the Cause.
A terrible accident occurred al the
home of L. W. Welch, living three miles
east of Blue! Springs. The family hail
retired for the night, with the exception
of one girl, who was just ready to go
to bill and started to blow out the light.
As she did so a terrific explosion occur
red, the flames igniting her clothing nml
a number of articles iu the room. After
a night of fearful agony, the girl died.
The uccident was due to the fuct that
the lamp had been filled from a can of
oil purchased ut a local store and sup
posed to be kerosene, but which, upon
investigation, wus found to contain gaso
line. MAKES TROUBLE IN JAIL.
Prisoner 'Refuses to Enter Cell and
Breaks Up Furniture.
Considerable commotion was experi
enced iu the jail ut Red Cloud when
Frank Barker, the supposed murderer of
his brother und wife on Feb. 1, got un
ruly und refused to go into bis cell ufter
being shaved by Ward lluyes, the bar
ber. The burlier work wus done iu the
corridor and it tisik several men to suc
cessfully Und him back in his cell.
He showed his displeasure by breaking
up the furniture and lump ami other
tilings iu his cell and afterwards igniting
i be oil on the floor. He will bereufter do
without his shave.
Farm Dwelling liurned.
A Neligb special says that a colt wave
struck thut part of the country Wednes
day uboiit noou. During the strong wind
about 2 o'clock nt night m lire broke out
in the dwelling of John Donncr ten miles
southwest of towu aud the bouse and
contents were totally destroyed. The in
mates escaped in their night clothes and
were unabie to save anything
Shorten Hoars of Labor.
The Beatrice Carpenters' Union has
notified the public that ufter April 1 next
nine buurs will constitute a dav's work,
DESTRUCI I .' .'HAiHtt fi.it
Much Valuable Property Is Burned
in the Mute.
A Kearney spniul, dct'd March 2,
says: A destructive prairie tire is rag-
ing In -tweeii this place and Wood River,
carried on by a titty-mile wind. It start
ed Wednesday uft-riioou near the latter
low n ami was rapidly carried southward.
All the huililiiiK on the Calkins ranch
have been destroyed, ns well as a number
on the Gamble farm. The wind carried
the Haines across the Union Pacific
tracks, giving the fire a clesr field, and
it In ked ttji haystacks, buildings mid ev
erything else iu its path. At 4 o'clock
a request came to Kearney for help, and
members of the fire department have
gone to the scene. It Is not believed the
tire can be stayed, however, until It
reaches the Piatt River. There ore no
reports of l of life thus far.
MeCook was seriously menaced by
prairie lire Wednesday afternoon. A
jM-rfect gale prevailed. A shift of the
wind nt an opportune time and hard
fighting by citizens warded off the dis
aster. North and east of McCook the
barns of Julius Kuuert. Henry Walker,
W. T. Clark nud David Deveney were
BAD FIRE AT MASON CITY.
Lumber Yard and Several Stores
An Ainsley special says: At about
2:30 n. in. Snturday morning tire brok
out in the implement building of II. E.
Sharper of Mason City. The Dicrk
lumber yard is n total loss of $1.1,000: II
E. Sharper, $4.0(Ml on stock nnd build
ing, $1,500 on building, insurance $3lK
on building; John Meeks, restaurant nnd
building, loss of $5(10 over the insurant-
carried: all the O'Brien hardware and
groceries stock $0,000 nnd building!
$1,500, insurance $3,000: J. R. Davidson
Company, general stock $7,500 nml
building $1,500: no. record of insurance.
ns the owner, J. K. Davidson, lives nt
Aurora, Neb. In the II. E. Shnrper im
plement building the Hygiene Creamery
Company of Omaha was located aud
their loss is unknown.
For n time the entire business pnrt wai
threatened, but by heroic work of tht
townspeople and the fortunate fact thai
It commenced snowing, the lire wns eon
fined to the total loss of the above nil met
buildings ami stocks.
MUST USE WATER EARLY.
State Irrigation Engineer Predicts
a Scarcity of This Element.
State Irrigation Engineer Dob son ol
Lincoln, is authority for the statement
that the fanners along the North Piatt
who depend on irrigation for their erupt
will run risks of not having enough wa
ter unless they take their supply earlj
while the river is currying awny the
spring rise. He says that the small snow
fall in the mountains makes the outlooli
rather poor for u normal How late in
the season aud advises laud owners to
How their lands iu June or the begin
uiug of July in order to have the soli
thoroughly . soaked when the crops need
moisture. In this way be believes they
can escape the threatened dilltcultier
which confront them.
FIRE NEAR EDGAR.
Bpurks from a locomotive Start
Fire and Buildings Burn.
The barn, cattle shed, granary and
corn crib belonging to .1. A. McLaughlin
one mile west of P.ilgar, took fire Satur
day a little alter noon, und were entirely
consumed. Tho lire is siipposetl to have
been set by spa.:s from the engine of
freight train that passed westward at
noon. The stubble tieltl between 1 lie
track ami the buildings was first noticed
to be on fire near the track anil the high
wind carried the tire rapidly toward the
Thi loss cousisteil of the buildings
mentioned, together with nboiit 5O0 bush
els of when! and some corn in the crib
The entire loss is estimated at a littl
moie than X1.IHMI, with no insurance.
SERIOUS FIRE AT OSMOND.
Largo Part of the Business Portion
of Town Burned.
Osmond suffered a severe loss by fire
Wednesday night. At 11:311 p. in. II a mi
were discovered iu the rear room of Tur
ner - Peterson's meal market, situatei
in the center of u frame row ol' ten lai
buildings, all of which are iu ruins. The
wind curried sparks to the livery bur
of L. I.. Davis, one block cast, and I
" as consumed.
The losses as far as known nggregat
Ki.i.mu, it l ii I tlie insurance Is iitioul one
fourth of that amount.
Dropped 70 Degree.
The locomotive drawing the Union Pa
citic passenger train between Norfolk and
Columbus set tire to a patch of grass just
south of Platte Center Wednesday Hfter-
noon during the hurricane that raged
und for n time it looked ,ad. Section
men ami help from the town saved tho
day. All state records were brokeu iu
the temperature range of Norfolk Weil
licsday. From 71 degrees nt II o'clock
the thermometer dropped to 1 degrt
above zero by 5 o clock, a range of 7
Blacksmith is Missing.
J. L. McLuiu, a young mechanic, who
came to Humboldt during the winter and
opened u blacksmith shop, quietly took
his departure Saturday without inform
ing any of bis creditors and friends of his
intention. The young man had nn excel
lent run of work, but had habits whit
prevented him from making a success.
Wagon Bridge Wrecked.
A ( entriil City special says: All the
Platte River wagon bridges in this conn
ty have been more or less wrecked by
the ice, so thut they are impassable. The
will be repaired as soon ns possible tho
one south of this city by Monday, Shoot
ing ou the Platte River is the best In
years, hunters killing the limit every duy,
Nebraska Electric Line.
The Omaha, Lincoln and Bvutri
Electric Railway asked the Lincoln coin
cil for a franchise Mondaj night, aud
the ordinance was uavauced to its sec
oud reading. The promoters promised t
begin work ut ouce
Railroad lirakenian Killed
Charles Shaw of Alliance, a railroal
brakeman, was killed and James Mcln
tyre of Dearer, a traveling man, was
injured in a wi'xk which occurred near
Mullen. Slaiw was crushvd under tbt
Elgin is to have a new- $12,000 school
house. The contract has been let.
Col. "Ruffalo BUI" Cody has given
170 to the autlitoridm fund at Omaha.
Pneumonia hns been prevalent around
Beatrice for the past few weeks, and in
many cases it has proven fotal.
Stnte Treasurer Mortensen contem
plates Issuing a call for $50,000 worth of
state warrants for March 15, or there
The dwelling house of Fred Truxea,
who lives in South Beatrice, was slightly
damaged by fire, caused by the explosion
of a lamp.
At a citizens' meeting held at Creighton
the organization of a couimercinl club
for the betterment of the city in general
One of the most Important sales of
thoroughbred Duroc-Jersey hogs ever
beltl in Nebraska was pulled off at Beat-
Wulter H. Doyle, president of the Citi
zens ttnnk or Norfolk ami one or me
most prominent men iu southern financial
il-cles, is dead.
Acting under onlers from Mayor
Shults of Beatrice, Chief Ashenfelter has
notified owners of slot machines to cease
operating them at once.
George Casey, n farm hand employed
by Frank Bnrtels, nenr Portal, attempt
ej suicide by drinking six ounces of io
dine. A doctor saved his life.
It is understood that the Masonic
odges of Omaha are considering the ad
visabillty of erecting a new Masonic tern
pis sometime In the near future.
Articles of Incorporation of the Dole
Floral Company have beeu filed in the
office of the county clerk at Beatrice.
The company is cnpitulized for $25,000,
Deputy County Treasurer A. P. Llbby
of TectAnseh, will shortly resign aud re
move to Cody, Wyo., with his family.
Mr, Llbby has bourhf a fni '
W. S. Round, employed at a clothing
house at Fuirbury, sustained n bad fall
at the roller skating rink Tuesday even
ing, breaking an arm nnd dislocating his
Two hundred students of the state uni
versity at Lincoln took a special train for
South Omolia to investigate the pneking
houses. Prof. it. II. Smith wns iu charge
of the students.
'lue Platte River is rising at Fremont,
and dnnger from the Ice breaking up is
feared. Supervisor Boyd at once sent
men with dynamite to blow up the Ice
uenr the bridge.
Frank Fox, the Insane man, who es
caped from the Lincoln asylum and cre
ated so much excitement in Fort Crook,
by his murderous actions, luter attempt
ing suicide, has been returned to the asy
Charles Folwell was arraigned In coun
ty court ut Beatrice ou a charge of at
tempting to .extort $1,000 from
Prible, a widow living near Odcll
pleaded not guilty and was releused on
bonds of $500.
Word reached Bent rice thnt fifty of
the old employes of the Burlington rond
at Wyuiore were discharged and their
places filled with younger men. It Is
understood the order did not state the
cause for their release.
At the meeting of the village board of
Dakota City an ordinance wus presented
asking that a right of way be grunted
the Sioux City, Homer nud Southern
Rnilway Company through Dakota City.
Action will be takeu later. .
Clay County has held its first farmers'
Institute. It was certainly a success und
was well utteiided. 'The citieus of Clay
Center, where the Institute was held,
provided entertainment und the lectures
were very entertaining nud instructive.
Joseph Whil ted of Papillion received
from friends ut Florence some relics of
the early days of that town in the shape
of some $1 notes, dated IH.1O. Recently
an oiti snie uau ncen opeiicti ni r loreu e
snu in it wus 1 iiiiiiii a iiuiicii 01 uicsu oiti
Two young men of Waterloo engaged
iu an altercation which resulted in both
being fined iu justice court to the tune of
$25 nnd costs. The parties to the rauket
are David Sibert und William McCliu-
tock and the affair grew out of a triviar
mutter while in a restaurant.
Dr. II. Noble of Blair was appointed
as a member of the county board of in
sanity commission by Judge. Estelle, to
fill the vacancy caused by the removal of
Dr. M. D. Bcdul, who wus taken to the
insane asylum ut Lincoln. Dr. Pedal was
suffering from softening of the brain.
Wulter Moore, who bus charge of the
Union pumping works ut Schuyler, suf
fered serious injury while in the tower of
the water softener, his coat sleeve having
been caught in the mechanism and his'
arm drawn between massive cog wheels
His right arm was fearfully bruised nnd
lacerated between the elbow and wrist.
Fortunately, no bones were broken.
At Pawnee City, some small boys were
coasting down a rather steep hill iu an
old buggy. Ropes tied to the front axles
were used to steer the vehicle. One of
(he ropes became entangled and the bug
gy ran to the side of the mad, throwing
one of the boys, Johnny lisdtile, violent
ly against a post. Ho was badly hurt
and pbysicluus found that bis skull was
A sheep-shearing plant Is in operation
at the Fremont stock yards and a good
many sheep which are being fed there
in transit ure relieved of their wool be
fore being shipped to murket. The pow
er ia furnished by a gasoline engine
which moves the knives of the shears
very rapidly. It only takes three iniu
utes to take off all the wool when the
shears are in the hands of an expert op.
erator, and without cutting the skin of
The Sarpy County Poultry Association
held its annual meeting iu Papillion aud
elected officers a follows: G. D. Ma
Claskey, president; J. D. Ehlers, vie
president; William Sc-hwenk, treasurer
C. B, Tower, secretary. The data of tho
next show, which will be composed of
1,000 birds, has beeu set for Dec. 21, 2:
and 23, 1904.
The women of the Schuyler Relief
Corps have set a movement ou foot to ss
ture funds to erect a soldiers' mouument.
They have placed the amount they de
sir at 1760, aud some have signified
their wiUlnguesa to aontribute liberally.
1 ryrirm tivi
In all probability the next legislature .
will hare a chance to wrestle with the
question of the payment of the cost of
building the steel cells at the peniten
tiary. J. II. Van Doru, president of the
company which holds the contract for
the erection of the cells, will likely nslc
the next legislature to appropriate hint
$227 each for ninety cells, being the dif
ference in the price of the 150 cells
which he first contracted for and the
ninety cells which he bas to build for
$20,970, which is the difference in the
appropriation made for the erection of
240 cells and the cost of building 150 of
them. Mr. Van Dorn wae compelled to
bid the small amount for the erection of,
the ninety cells in order to protect th
money already Invested In the first 150
cells. The legislature appropriated $S0
000 for the erection of 240 cells. The
board of public lands and bui'dings ad
vertised and secured bids for trte erection
of 150 cells, it being the opinion of thn
hoard thnt this number would be suffi
cient. The Van Dorn Iron Works se
cured the contract for $00,030. Fn?
menft were to be mnde by the state as)
the work progressed, but when the first
claim was pn-seuted to Auditor Weston
be rejected it for the reason that the
terms of the appropriation had not beei
The Nebraska-South Dakota boundary
commlssion, appointed by the governor
of the two states to settle the boundary;
dispute between the two states, has filed!
its report with Gov. Mickey. By ther
agreement between the three commission
ers from South Dnkota and the three;
appointed by Gov. Mickey, Nebraska gets
about 5,000 acres of what was formerly!
cousldeed South Dakota land known ns
the Hall survey and that state gets about
1 R)0 acres of what was supposed to be
.Nebraska land aud known as the Pocket,
This is mostly original noil, while that
Nebraska gets is sand bar. The commis
sioners were Edward C. Ericksou, S. II.'
Dickson and John L. Jollsy for South.
Dakota, and C. J. Swanson, P. O. Rob
inson aud E. A. Lnndberg for Nebras
ka. The commissioners stated that they
discovercd thnt the Missouri River was.
gradually straightening its course, theret
being now one big loop, where a fevrj
years ago there were three. It cost the
state $1,000 for the report and It has tri
be ratified by the legislatures of the lwo
At last the expenses incurred by the
state for the execution of Ncigeufiud have
been paid. The money was taken from .
the penitentiary cash fund for the pur
pose and of the lust payment made $3(J
went to Douglas County for the scaffold'
and $130 is charged up to the "execution
expenses." Of the amount allowed Geo.
Stryker, the Omaha specialist, received,
$73.80. In all the board of public lauds
and buildings appropriated $253.23 for;
this execution and tho payments have;
been made in installments from the pen-,
itentiary cash fund, the auditor having;
refused to audit the account. The origin-
al bill handed in by the wardeu was fori
$300, but the board thought this excess-.
ive. Because of nil the squabble in set-
tling the account of Niegenfind's taking!
rift , V, a tinnnl oiliwttii.l n rao,1 ill Inn in tnv
in the future only $1.0 for an execution,
the warden to receive thut amount au l
pny the expenses. This was done in tho-
Rhen case, and Stryker rcoived $1.1 for
his part of the affair, though, all of tho-
bill has not yet been paid.
Tom Carr, young iu years, but rapidly
getting old in criminal experience, want-:
ed by the Lincoln police because theyj
believe ne uau something to ao wltu tne-
holdups there last winter, is said to b
U jail in Potion, Dixon County. Chief
of Police Rotttzahu hns received a letter
from Dixon County giving a description
of the young man he believes to be Carr,
This young man first came into promi
nence when arrested in Omaha, baviutf
been caught iu committing a burglary,,
for which ho was bound over to the dis
trict court. While the police were nnp
ing several citizens from Lincoln pre
vailed upon the district judge to release
liim because he had just been in bud
company and was not a bad boy.
By a big foreign document filed at Lin
coln, in probate court, bearing the seal
of the American consulate at Hamburg,
Germany, in brilliant red, three men urn
seeking through a family tree running:'
back over 10O years to secure a portion
of the estate of Carl Rhode, who died
there iu 1001, amounting to about $5,000)
and au eighty-acre farm. The claim
ants are: linns Bermeister, Jobu Ber-
meister and Henrick Bermeister, all of
Germany. They claim that the sister of
Carl's mother wus tho grandmother, of
them all. Rhode died a bachelor and
these are the only relatives so far to ap
pear to claim the estute, A cluini of
$000 was made against the estate for hit
J. S. Stevens, formerly of the stute
board of irrigation, but now employed In
a similar capacity by the government, la
making preparations to secure data on.
the floods in Nebraska. Heretofore, very
little duta could be secured during the
high water, because all of the trains were
usually kuocked out to such an extent
that it has beeu impossible to get around
at the right time. Mr. Stevens has been
requested by the goveruuieut to get ia
shape the information.
At a meeting of the state board ef
health, eleven certificates were issued, six
to persons to practice osteopathy and five
to medical doctors. The board has set
out to the various townships of the stats'
a pamphlet containing its rules goveruing
contagious diseases aud matters pertain
ng to quaruutiue.
Though the state board of education
decided not to allow State Architect Ty
ler to moke the plaus for the erection of
the uew normal school at Kearney, Mr.
Tyler ststed that as state architect he in
tended to superintend the erection just
the same. It was piovided ia the bill
which authorised the erectioa of tha
school that the board could select Its ows
architect and this bill became a law after
the bill was passed which created th
state architect, thus tha board coat: ode?
that it bad tha right to tarn dawn Mr
Tler , . .. ,
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