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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD,
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DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA.
DAKOTA CITY. NEK.. SATU1U)AY, ' APRIL 9, 1004.
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SUMMARY OP THB NEWS, OP
THE WHOLE WORLD.
BOYS ACT AS BANDITS
HOLD UP A COUNCIL BLUFFS
SALOON MAN IN DAYLIGHT.
One Taken Dead; the Other Ali
' Alter Dcing Surrounded by Crowd
r Hallway Switchmen Ihe Bobber
Xurna Gun on Himself.
A Council Bluffs. Ia.. special says:
Two young fellows, apparently IS to 110
years old, entered the saloon of Olsen iV
Mortensen about U o'clock 'i.nrsduy
morning nnd held up the saloouist, who
One luil presented a pistol, while the
other rohbed the saloon inau And pit
uway with $10.00. Both ran, pursued
ly Mortensiii, wlio overtook and caught
the lad who wan unarmed and held him
for the police.
Itai!vay switchmen chased the young
holdup, who was armed, into the Koek
. lslund yards, where he took ufugc
ainoiiK a lot of thrashing machines.4 Sur
rounding him, the switchmen were wait
ing for his arrest, when a shot wttsfirctl
in the midst of the machine.
When the police came Officer Plainer
v discovered a man with n revolver in his
hand in one of the machines. He called
to him to come out. No answer was ro
ot his foot and pulled him out, When he
found the man was dead. He had sui
As had been suspected, the youthful
bandits were brothers. The elder, who
- killed himself, was Martin Lowing, IS
years of ago, and the other John Lowing.
aged 10 years. They nre Ihe sons of An
ton Lowing, a machinist in the employ of
the Western Elect ricnl Company'! living
lit 048 North lloyne Avenue, Chicago,
The father has been notified by the' au
thorities of the arrest of his younger sou
and of the tragic death of the elder.
Young Lowing, who broke down com
pletely when told of his brother's suicide
related between sgbs the sty of how
he and his brother came to essay the
roles of bandits. They had become des
nernte through hunger, having had noth
ing to eat since Tuesday noon. Ihey
left home four weeks ago because they
could -not get along with their step
mother', he said, and bad been in Omaha
and South Omnha working at odd jobs
For three nights they hail slept in barns.
Hoth boys presented a half starved np-
BRAVES IN WRECK.
Three Indians Are Hilled and Score
Sixty-three Indians in a special car en
route to Washington to see President
Roosevelt, were smashed into by a Chi
cago and Northwestern mail train near
Maywood, 111., Thursday during n dense
fog. Three Indians were instantly killed
and three fatally injured. Twenty others
were more or less seriously hurt. The
Indians who were not pinned in the
wreck fled in a panic across the prairie
Physicians were promptly hurried to
the scene. The injured were taken to
Maywood and Chicago.
The conch containing the Indians was
completely wrecked. After the collision
the passengers in the other coaches of
tlie two trains hurried to the rescue, and
after a hard struggle pulled the inipris
oned red men from beneath the wreck
TRIED TO KILL KING.
Attempt Made on the Life of Ihe
Manured of Spain.
,An official telegram from Barcelona,
Spain, states that as King Alfonso was
leaving the exhibition a "petard" was
exploded, injuring two peasants. One
arrest has been made.
King Alfonso arrived nt Barcelona
Wednesday for a fortnight's visit to Cat
alonia. He was uccompnnied by Premier
Maura and War Minister Lipiues and it
y. Julius G. Lny, United States consul
generul at Barcelona, telegraphs as fol
lows to the Associated Press:
"An explosion of gas occurred here
Wednesday ni;;ht, giving rise to n report
that a petard was exploded as King Al
fonso was leaving the exhibition. Tin
explosion, however, took place n n
from where the king was."
Fatal Collision in Tunnel.
Conductor 1 nomas Ford was killed,
Engineer Thomas Pennington fatally in
jured, and Engineer Shaffer ami Fire
men Beane and Tuorudnl-. seriously in
jured in a collision between freight ami
passenger trains in a tunnel near West
Union, W. Vu on the Baltimore and
Ohio. The passengers escaped with
Snow In sifth Dakota.
A Grand Forks, X. I)., dispatch says:
Eight inches of wet snow has fallen sim
midnight, and at noon Thursday it was
still snowing heavily. The storm is gen
eral throughout the northern part of the
The census bureau at Washington is
sued a bulletin which gives the estimated
population of the United States for 1!M):i,
exclusive of Alaska and our insular pos
sessions, at 7ti,!lO,3.S!, an increase of
3.005,81-1 since the census of l!lOO.
Fatal Wind Storm.
A tornado struck to the south of
Mexia, Tex., Thursday, doing iur.:-h dam
age to the country property At Mills a
-house was blown to pieces and a uegro
i woman r-riously hurt and a child killed.'
llevoltlny Crime Practiced on tho
Dr. W. M. Morrison, u Southern Pies
hyterian minister to the Congo Free
State, in speaking to the Presbyterian
Min'stein' Association nt Louisville. Ky.,
gave an impressive recital of alleged bur
purities practiced upon the natives of the
Congo Free States by those holding pow
er. "I lived with these people seven
years," said Dr. Morrison. "Leopold has
there a native cannibal army o 20,000
men, officered by white Belgians, armed
with repeating rifles. There men, repre
senting the worst and most savage type
of natives, were first caught, then carried
far away from their homes, and forced
Into the military service. The soldiery ia
used to compel the natives to bring In
enormous tributes of ivory nnd rnbber.
It is worth noting that the king of Bel
gium is today reputed to be the largest
dealer in ivory and rubber in the world.
As the result of this forced labor and.
military service, great and unspeakable
cruelties nre practiced on Ihe native peo
ple. I have seen 50,000 tit ping into the
forests to escape from the cnnnibal sol
diers. I have seen these soldiers scour
ing through the forests, and, after catch
lug a number of men whom tliP govern
ment wanted as laborers, going away
with the captives tied together by ropes
around their necks. Raids upon the vil
lages are being constantly made. Some
people nre killed and eaten nnd others
carried away into captivity and sold. 1
can buy all the slaves you, want at Lnebo
at from $10 to $l.i each.
Innocent women and children are
killed or cnptim-d. Hands are cut off
to be taken back to the white Belgian
officers to show the work, has been well
done. Great sections artj being depopn
luted. After one of these raids one of
our missionaries counted eighty-one
hands cut olT, drying over a fire, to be
taken back to the Belgian officers. Forty-
five dead bodies were counted lying near
BIG OKLAHOMA BANK FAILS.
Capital National, of Guthrie, in the
Hands of the Comptroller.
The Capital National Bank of Guthrie
Okln., 'one of the oldos-,. banking inslitu
tions in Oklahoma and a territorial and
L'uited States depository, has closed its
doors. It is in the hands of the coiup
troller of thecurroney.
C. E, Billingsley, president of the sus
pointed bank, which was the largest ;u
Oklahoma, snys that the depositors will
be paid in full. When the bank closed
its doors there were in asset a $1,235,000,
with which to pay $l,0;55OOO in deposits.
The failure was caused by a heavy drain
during the last month and an unexpected
run just before the bunk closed its doors.
The run, it is thought, was caused di
rectly by the filing of a suit about three
weeks ago against the Hohlenville Na
tional Bunk, of which Mr. Billingsley is
president, and its failure lest week.
TWO SHOT IN CHICAGO RIOT
Canmakcrs Attack Ftrlke Breakers
While Under Police Escort.
In a riot at the plant cf the Diessel
branch of the American Can Company
at Chicago Tuesday, growing out of the
effort to reopen the factory and retain
thirty Greek "strike breakers," two men
were shot, but neither one' was seriously
The uniou ciimnnkcrs, who demanded
the discharge of the Greeks, gathere-f
about the factory and when the non-un
ion men, under police escort, approached,
bricks began flying and several shots
were fired. In the attacking party were
a' number of girls. sThe strikers were
dispersed by the police.
VICTIMS Of COAL STRIKE.
Five Hundred Iowa Railroad Men
Have Hecn Laid Off.
A Des Moines, la., special says: On
account of the coal strike the railways
announced Tuesday that at least 500
men would be laid off at once. Seventeen
switching crews nnd niactccu full train
crews running out of Des Moines and
Valley Junction quit work Tuesday.
Similar action by the railways center
ing at Boone, Belle Plaino, Osknloosa.
Ottuniwu und Albia will mcuu a loss of
work to about 1,(K)0 men.
The churches at Des Moines have been
closed on account of the strike and only
one school in the city is open.
Ban on Dog Meat.
After investigation and holding a meet
ing at St. Louis to discuss the intentions
expressed by those having in charge the
Igorrote savages, from the Philippine
islands, to furnish the snages with dogs
for food during the world's fair, tlie Hu
mane Society of St. Louis has formally
given notification that prosecution would
follow if they attempted to furnish dogs
Ohio Bank Close Doors.
The doors of the Akron (O.) Savings
Bank were closed .Tuesday und reccivcix
were appointed. The action wus precip
itated us the result of the Akron clearing
house association compelling the bunk tu
make all Its clearings in cash.
Boy Confesses to Murder.
Joe Lewis, aged 17, and Alexiiudei
Stewart, aged 15, under urrest at North
field, Minn., have confessed to the mur
der of an unknown man in a box cur on
the Itock Island road iu Owatouna
Convicts Keek Liberty.
Four convict at tho penitentiary at
Jefferson City, Mo., attempted to escape
by holding up the guard with revolvers.
They were forced to surrender, and when
searched several sticks of dynamite wero
found iu their possession.
Good Hal n in Oklahoma.
A general rain fell over tho larger pur
tlon of Oklahoma Tuesday night, tb
most beneficitl and extensive since last
October. ' Its effect on wheat and sprinj
crops will be beyond estiua
BOAT CAPSIZES IN GALE.
Florida Pleasure Part) 'a Outing
Knds In Tragedy.
V Tampa, Fin., special says: A story
of terrible suffering lasting twenty houri
is told President Walker and Miss New
ton, an ait teacher, survivors of the
sailing party of seven persons from th
Florida Methodist College nt Sutherland,,
which capsized while on the way back to
port utter a day's outing on the gulf.
It a cntboat they left Sutherland Mon
day morning, sailing to Anclote light
house, fifteen miles distant. They spent
two hours there and then et sail for
home. In tlm meantime n Rtrong gale
had arisen. BourlninL a student, who
was acting i.s skipper, lost control, nnd
a sudden gust of wind overturned the
frail craft, spilling the occupant into
Except Mrs. O'Counor, the oldest mem
ber of the party, all managed to entch
hold of the overturned boat. Mrs. O'Con
ner was not seen again until her body
was found. All through the afternoon
and Into the night the chilled men and
women held io the bottom of the boat.
Mrs. Walker, wife of the president, was
the first to sueenmb, nnd the others wore
too weak to save her. After two hours
more young Bourland, who had lost con
sciousness, also sunk. President Walker
exerted his little remaining strength to
save the others, but ju.t nt daybreak
Miss McCrnry, who had been praying
for several hours, released her hold and
From then until Tuesday noon Presi
dent Walker Hiid Miss Newton held Miss
Slaughter, who had lapsed into nneon
sciousness, above the water. Miss Slaugh
ter uied nt II o clock, and when one
hour later one of the searching parties
in n nifphthn launch dit'overed the
wreek they found the president and Miss
Newton exerting their remaining
strength to keep the body of their last
companion from being lost.
The dead are: Mrs. Walker, wife of
the president of the college; Miss O'Con
ner, of Atlanta: Mr. Bourland, of Suth
erland; Miss McCrnry, of Sutherland,
and Miss Slaughter, of Sutherland.
The bodies of Mrs. Walker and Miss
O'Conner have not yet been recovered.
The bodies of the other three who lost
their lives were washed nhoro and re
covered. Tlie Florida Methodist College is lo-
eo ted nt Sutehrland, on the west coast
of the gulf, about thirty miles from
JAIL FOR BURTON.
Kansas Senator Receives Six Months'
United States Senator Burton of Kan
sns was Wednesday sentenced nt St.
Louis to six months' imprisonment in the
Iron County jail and fined $2,500, ho
having been convicted or using his influ
ence before the postolllce department in
behalf of the Uialto Gruin Company and
having received payment from the coin
puny for his services. . '
When Judge Ailuins asked Senator
Burton, "Have you anything to sayias to
why sentence, should not be passed tipr.n
you?" the senator stood trembling nn4
evidently suppressing his emotions, then
with n strong effort he said: "Your hon
or will please allow me to respectfully
decline to say anything."
It Liabilities Aggregate- $325,000
with Assets of $57,0 IO.
Hosmer J. Bairett and T. Frost Bar
rett, sons of the late Thomas Barrett, a
widely known finniicinr nnd former busi
ness mnn of Memphis, Tenu., have filed
individual voluntary petitions iu bank
ruptcy iu the United States district court
of Memphis. The combined liabilities of
tlie Barrett brothers aggregate $.'125,000,
and combined assets of $57,000 ' are
The creditors of both petitioners are
chiefly Memphis individuals and firms,
and the total indebtedness of each is
largely divided into amounts of $5,000
an d less... No cause is assigned for the
PRAISZS THE ENGLISH.
Letter of a. Herero Employed
According to n Berlin dispatch, a Her
ero, writing to relatives in German
southwestern Africa from Banksdrift,
near Kimberly, last New Year's day,
"The hind of the English is a good
country. There are no mistreatments
here, and the whites and tlie blacks stnnf
on the same footing. If u whito man
beats you or otherwise breaks the law
he is punished. There is much work and
The missionary who translated the let
ter ventured the opinion that any one of
the 7Hi Hereros employed in British Af
rica could make the same contrast.
Valuable Parcel (ione.
At Danville, 111., detectives lire invest!
gating the disappearance of an express
package containing $1,000. The parcel
was in n desk of the transfer ngent of
the Big Four Itailrond nt tlie junction.
He hud occasion to leave the office for a
few minutes, and when ho returned the
money was gone.
Haifa Million Dollar Gift.
John D. Itockefi Her has given to the
Johns Hopkins hospital ut Bultiuiore,
Md., $500,000. The amount lias been ac
cepted by the board of trustees of that
To Htop Propagation of Polygamy
The fifty-first general conference of the
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Suints began at Klrtlnnd, O.,
Wednesduy with ueurly 000 delegates in
attendance. There is a strong sentiment
umong the delegates iu favor of stopping
the propagation of polygamy.
Old Mississippi Pilot Dead.
Capt. Beedle, aged 78 years, one of the
oldest pilots on the Mississippi Itiver,
Is dead ut Bellevue, III. He hud been
uu the river thirty-eight yiurs.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Offer Reward for Murderers-My-
tery Still Surrounds Death of Man
Near Humphrey Body Was Found
by Boys In Abandoned House.
A Columbus speciul snys that the coun
ty supervisors have offered a reward of
$400 for any information that will lead
to the apprehension and eonvicMou of
those who had a hand In the murder in
Humphrey Township Tuesday morning,
Ine whole affair is shrouded 'In much
mystery, and the officers are entirely nt
ea. It Is pretty well settled that the
murdered man's name was William Bry
an. He was about 28 years old and
The remains are still beihr; held by the
coroner, nnd George T. Bryan of Min
neapolis thinks it is his brother.
When the body was found, death could
not have occurred but a short time pre
vious, because rigor mortis had not yet
taken place. He was found by a couple
of boys, who were hunting, as they pass
ed an old abandoned house lu the farm of
Ed Graham, about half a mile from any
residence. No strangers had been seep
about the place, but a robbery had oc
curred ut Creston, only n few miles uway,
und it is conjectured that Brynn was
probably a pal of the robbers and that
either an accident huppeiied, or n quarrel
over the spoils resulted lu murder. It
is thought that the body was brought to
the house just after the shooting.
Two suspicious characters who were
seen in Humphrey the day of the shoot
ing have disappeared and It Is found
that one of them purchased a ticket over
the Elkhoru for Boise, Idaho. If the ren
muins prove to be Bryan It is believed
that his brother can assist the officers.
GETS SEVENTEEN YEARS.
Nebraska Farmer Will Appeal Co so
Wherein He Was Convicted.
The argument on the motion for a re
hearing iu the ease of the State against
William T. Turley, who was convicted
by a district court jury ut Grand Island
of murder in the second degree, Nonnun
T. Bliss being the victim nnd the crime
occurring on Bliss' farur March 22, IDIKl,
was taken tip and occupied all day. It
was concluded nt u late hour and the
court overruled the motion and at once
sentenced luiicy to seventeen years in
the penitentiary at hard labor.
When Judge Paul hud overruled the
motion but few people were in the court
room. Tlie convicted murderer w-ns ask
ed to stand up. He hud nothing to suy.
He wns the some silent, stoical "Til
Turley that he has, been throughout the
two trials. When sentence had In en
Imposed he seemed least n fleeted of all in
SEEKS SAFETY IN PRISON.
Paroled Conviet Gives Himself Up to
the Warden Voluntarily.
Peter Carroll, sentenced to the Lincoln
penitentiary from Douglas County for
three years for burglary, who waspn-
rolcd to ST M. Melick some time ago,
has been returned to tho penitential y.
Carroll went back voluntarily, so the re
port of Warden Beemer says, and Ihe
reason is that he could not resist the
temptation to get on the outside of strong
A number of the couviots paroled iu
Lincoln have recently been giving the
Lincoln police considerable trouble, and
as a result Gov. Mickey is conducting an
investigation. While a majority of tiio
paroled ones have caused no trouble.
Gov. Mickey is seriously considering the
advisability of granting the parole only
to those prisoners who have families
that are dependent upon them.
Iowa Man Attempts Suicide.
Henry Kepliurt of Burtlett, la., while
worrying over family troubles, took n
dose of strychnine nt Plattsmoiitli, which
came near ending his life. He has n wife
and three children in Plattsmoiitli. He
was addicted to the use of strong drink,
und while under its influence one day
pounded his wife up in n horrible man
ner. She caused his arrest and he was
''oiitincd iu jail.
Prairie Fire Loss Heavy.
Detailed reports from the prairie (ire
districts In Holt. Wheeler und Bod;
Counties show that over 50) square miles
of prairie were burned, twenty ranchmen
lost their buildings and slock, entailing
u loss of $100,000. The Chicago und
Northwestern Kailroad also wus u heavy
loser. A dozen residences were among
Gie burned buildings.
Team and Iiuggy Stolen.
A team and buggy belonging to It. A.
.Minimis, a farmer living four miles
northwest of Beatrice, wive stolen from
in front of the Catholic church. The out
fit is valued ut $250. I'.liMxIlioiinils were
used and followed the trail of the thieves
Home distance east of town. There is no
Telephone Company Prosperous
The stockholders of the Farmers' and
Merchants' Telephone Company held
their annual election at Alma. It. I..
Keester was elected president ami gen
eral manager. The company now bus
250 'phones iu operation iu Harlan Conn,
ty. Tlie report of the general manager
shows a gross earning of $2,100 last
Fire entirely destroyed Ihe Van Wyck
residence, six miles northwest of Ne
braska City. The tenants of the place
were uway at the time und us a conse
quence the entire house and contents
were destroyed. The loss to the Van
r yck estate will bo about .fti.OtlO und tin
tenant's loss will be from $500 to $1,ih,.
A prairie lire broke out Sunday near
Bassett ktii lion und burned a strip of
prairie from the railroad north to the
Niobrara Liver averaging four miles iu
width. Thousauds of dollars of loss was
caused by the fire, it burning numerous
buildings. The lirt is now under control.
Famous Bloodhound Dies.
"Doctor Fred," the famous English
bloodhound owned by J. L. Winehell of
Fairhaveu, Conn., died ut Dr. Fulton's
keuuels at Beatrice. The uiiimul wa-i
highly bred und was value at V"U.
TO FIND CAUSE OF HIS DEATH
Supreme Court Must Solve Kiddle of
Defaulting Cashier r Overton.
The supreme court of Nebraska must
render n decision concerning the euuse of
tlie death of George S. ll.irdiligcr. He
was the defaulting cashier of the Bank
of Owi'lon nnd two years ago was
found de;'"l In a Chicago park. Mrs.
Ilimliugcr attempted to collect n policy
iu the Modern Brotherhood of America
and has appealed to the supreme court.
Several cause have been advanced to
explain Hnrdinger's death. He might
have killed himself. Some angry stock
holder or depositor might have sought
vengeance. It might have been an acci
dent, or perhaps an attempted robbety.
After the defiilcntiou he went to En
glcwootl. III. Iu the latter part or June,
l'.MII, while his wife was absent, he was
found unconscious from the effects of
j:ns. When he recovered consciousness
lie merely "grinned" ami failed to volun
teer any explanation.
He recovered, but afterwards Imag
ined someone was trying to kidnap him.
Insomnia also troubled him. Iu Ills eyes
came the look of the hunted and he found
no rest night onlay.
On the evening of April .. V.MI2. he
was found in n seeludei. spot on Wooded
Island, in Jackson Park, a bullet in his
head and n revolver grasped in his right
hand. Two policemen heard the shot
but could o.Tef no explanation of Ihe
death other than suicide.
The company resisted payment, alleg
ing suicide, and won u verdict in Ihe dis
CUTTING DOWN THilR TREE
Dakota County Farmers Converting;
Trees Into Lumber nnd Firewood.
A Dakota City special says: Quite it
number of farmers In this locality ure
cutting down the groves which for many
years have adorned their premises ami
converting tho trees into lumber and
wood. Three sawmills are now iu opera
tion in close proximity to this place, and
the fourth one is expected to start up
this week. Most of these groves were
planted in the early days of the county's
settlement ns a protection ngtiinst severe
winter storms. No farm home was com
plete without a grove to the northwest
of the house to block the snow and tin
raging winds which for days would make
outside living almost an impossibility,
and they also afforded protection fcrt"
stock against the wintry blasts. As the
country settled up the old time blizzards
disappeared and up to date buildings
were provided for families and beasts.
The owners of these lands now see io
practical use for these groves, and ns the
land in Dakota County is now too high
prleetl to stand wooded the trees are be
ing cleared at a good long profit to tho
CONFESSED TO MURDER.
James Lotibins, Negro, Will be Taken
limn lor Trial.
A Lincoln dispatch says: Jamen Loli
liins. alius James Smith, colored, tin'
confessed murderer of William Henry
White, a while man, at Osjjaloosa, la.,
last September, was taken back to 'Iowa
An olllrer from Oskaloosa was In
charge of the prisoner. I.obbins struck
White with a Jieavy sending during a
quarrel and then fliil, without: knowing
the consequences of his act. He tied to
Des Moines, la., where he was ap
prised by acquaintances that White had
died ten days after the us.' iiult. Ilo
came to Lincoln shortly . afterward.
I.obbins confessed his crime wheij con
fronted by the Iowa officer, ami says hn
will plead guilty in court.
Mrs. -Mend Narrowly l'Ni?pes Being,
Burned to Death In Her Bed.
Mrs. I''. Mead, a Lincoln dressmaker,
had a narrow escape from death at mid
night iu ii lire which originated hi her
apartments. 'I lie flames had enveloped
the room and were burning her lied
clothes when sli.e awakened. She rushed
through the linmes down the stairs, into
the street, ami was badly burueil ahoiit
the face, liar.ils nnd body.
Thi' lire charred the wails of her two
rooms und destroyed considerable ih-ess
goods she hud iu stock.
Assailant of Girl Convicted.
John Chirk, the man who was recently
arrested at Norfolk upon a statutory
charge for assaulting Flossie Itichardson,
a 1. '-year-old girl, will go tu. the peniten
tiary, lie was found guilty in the dis
trict court of Madison. Frank Tanner
a youth from South Norfolk, will also
wear a striped suit, having been arrest
ed upon ii put emit y charge at tlie com
plaint of Delia Clark.
Telephones on Barbed Wlro.
A Grunt special says: Perkins County
Is now able to talk with all towns within
forty miles by menus of the telephone,
Tiie county is nearly supplied with
plumes, ind fully two-thirds of them
run on ordinary barb wire fences. It
was at first thought to he impracticable.
but has proven successful in every in
Nebraska Crop Bulletin,
A Lincoln special speaks this way of
crop prospects: Dry, wludv month; win
ter heat . starting anil is iu good couili
lion, cM-ept in cvtreme western portion
of wheat bell, where it has been dam
aged soinew hat by dry weather; prepara
lion of ground lor seeding begun amf
some oats and spring whci.t sown.
Arrested a Horse Thiof.
Sheriff Can-is has returned to Coluni
bus, bringing with him Ciil Smith, who
wns arrested at Exeter, mid who is
charged with stealing the ttaui and bug
gy, Nome three weeks ago, belonging to
F. .1. Seinis, a farmer living iu Grand
Prairie Township, Smith refuses to say
anything, but lie is identified as the maa
who was seen with the rig.
Propose to Build an Eiovator.
Farmers u in I business men at McCool
.1 unction have Mil. scribed $1,500 to build
an elevator ut McCool. At u meeting to
be held next week it is believed enough
additional stock Mill be subscribed to
build und operute uu elevator.
Dies from Effect of Poison.
M. Miller, manager of the Nva-
Schucidcr-Fowlcr Lumber Company at
Hastings, who took six grains of mor
phine on the night of March 2U with sui
cidal intent, succumbed to the effect of
the i.'i-ug Wt'dai i d.iy morning
NEBRASKA GOES WET
EIGHTY PER CENT OF TOWNS
ARE FOR LICENSE. .J
CHIEF ISSUE IN THE ELECTIONS
In a Few Places Were Party Linea
Strictly Drawn, and In Many the
Vote Was Very Light Itesults In
Detail in Northwestern Section.
Omaha: Returns from Nebraska mu
nicipal elections nre coming In slowly.
The contests in most Instances turned oil
tho license question. Where party poli
tics entered into the cose Republicans
hnve been almost uniformly successful
so far ns known.
Dollar gas has won-a signal victory In
Lincoln, where every one of the seven
counciluien elected is pledged to It.
Editor Williams of the Pilot was elect
ed mayor of Blair.
Omaha; Municipal elections were held
in Nebraska Tuesday except in Omaha.
The issues were generally license or no
license, although parly lines were drawn
in some places, ami the result la expell
ed to forecast In some degree what may
be expected nt the full elections. The
campaign in South Omaha hns' been hot
ly coiested on party lines. Returns re
ceived to 10 o'clock p. in. indicate that
the Democrats have elected 'lliomns Hoc
tor mayor, with the remainder of the tick
et Republicans. A majority of tlie out
side towns reported thus far have voted
for high license. Eighty per cent of the
towns heard from report the election of
high license tickets. Duv'.d City was an
exception. Fremont elected the entire
Republican ticket. Grand Island voted tu
favor of high license, and Norfolk, Ash
land, West Point, Holdrege niu all tho
towns in Clay County elected "wet" tick
Wayne: As there was but one ticket,
the citizens', the election here passed off
very quietly Tnesdny except iu the Sec
ond Ward, where the citizens' nonfineo
for councilman, J. C, Homer, was defeat
ed by Prof. F. M. Gregg, whose name
was written on the bullot by voters dis
satisfied with the citizens' choice. James
Brltton wus elected mayor; II. S. Ring
land treasurer, A. T. Witter clerk, and
B. F. Tether, police judge. Judge H. E.
Ilinter and S. R. Thenhold wero elected
members of the school board; W. S. Gol-
tdie councilman In the First Ward, and
Dr. J.'' J. Williams councilman In the
Norfolk; M. O. Ilaxen, Republican,
was re-elected mayor Tuesday over 11.
W. Winter, Democrat, by about 100 ma
jority. The following Republicans were
re-elected by smaller majorities: S. R.
McFarhind, clerk; Robert. Utter, treas
urer; S. W, Hayes, police judge.-' The
Democrats elected one councilman, J.
G. Schellmnn, nnd the Republicans three,
C. P. Parish, Gay Halverstein and C. C.
Emerson: ' The village election here
passed off quietly, there being only one
regular ticket iu the field. W. G. Merten,
John Schwartz and Webb Kellogg, pres
ent members of the board of village
trustees, were re-elected, tho sentiment
being in favor of allowing the old board
to complete the system of water works
und maintain high license of saloons.
Tekamah: The city election passed off
quietly. The light was on wet or dry,
or for or against saloon license. Art An
derson, candidate for mayor on the citi
zens' ticket, was elected by 108 majority
over J. It. Fowi, the law and order candi
date, l lie entire citizens ticket was
elected by large majorities.
Randolph: Tuesday occurred the first
election under the new law making Ran
dolph n city of the third class, and it was
the hottest scrap lu her history. Tho
town wns searched nil about for votes
nnd the friends of the candidates wero
very active. F. W. Muslim- won out fot
mayor against D. E. Townseud by .'15
Ponder: The village election passed off
quietly here TuPwIuy. H. G. lloyne,
James Maloney and Thomas Maybcrry
were elected trustees for two years. Two
of them are Democrats and one a Re
publican. Little interest had been tuken
liefore the election, all six candidates in
the field having been brought out by pe
tition. O'Neill: The city election passed off
very quietly here, only a very light vole
being polled. Mayor Il.uringion and
Clerk Campbell being elected without op
position. Ira Liiplliim defeated Police
Judge Davidson by about -10 votes. Me
Grccvey was re-elected treasurer with
out opposition. The olu aldermen were
re-elected without contests, except in tho
Lincoln: With chenper gas as an issue
three Democrats were elected to the city
council out of seven. Robert Malone,
Michael Bauer and II. F. Bishop were
the fortunate ones, and majorities varied
between 50 and 100. The rest of the Re
publican city ticket was elected by an
Dakota City: The closing of the saloon
was the only outward Indication that an
election was iu progress in this place
Tuesday. The ticket contained but two
nanus, that of Henry nnd William
Lulirs. both of whom ut present are mem
bers of the village board. Less than fifty
votes were cast.
South Sioux City: R. A. Talbot and W.
A. Morgan were elected villagu trustees
of South Sioux City Tuesday. There
were live candidates, M1d the vote wns
ss follows- R. A. Talbot, 120; W. A.
Morgan, 1 111; E. A. Selby, 20; J. Kloster,
40; L. Hooker, .'15. The total vote wus
Ainsworth: A heavy vote was polled
here Tuesday and resulted in tlie election
of a license ticket by it majority of five
votes. Tins means safiHins for another
Lyons: High license was ihe Issue at
Lyons, the people's, or Democratic tick
et, winning with the election of K. Mae
niormules and Lee Parker for village
trustees, while iu the citizens', or Repub
lican ticket, San Shuw wus elected. Th
totnl vote was 187.
West Point: The election passed oft
very nuirtly. A large vote was polled.
The eutlre citizens' ticket, headed by
Muyor Soimenschein, was ilected by ma
jorities ranging from 3 to .10. The result
is an Indorsement of the wide open poli
cy, and tho victory Is now being celebrated.
Bids for building the nevr sidewalks
and steps and for enlarging And straight
ening the divewnys at the state cnpitol
grounds will soon be opened. Many con
tractors have examined tho plan for the
work and it is believed that several bids
will be filed. The walks will be straight
ened to such an extent that they will
come square with the walks on the
streets, to the end that the temptation to
cut across from the street walks to Ihe
cnpitol ground walks, und thus get nu
the grass will be done away with. The
driveways will be enlarged and conse
quently made more beautiful. The walks -will
be of cement and along each will be -
drain that will do away with the pres
ent canal system now in vogue. The step
at the four corners of the grounds will
be in the shape of a hnlf circle and will
be of cement. At present these steps are
Deputy Food Commissioner Thomp
son has ordered returned to the wholesale
merchants sixty-five barrels of vinegar
that analysis proved to be adulterated.
The vinegar was discovered in stores ia
these towns: Columbus, Madison, Nor
folk, Wayne, Emerson, Pender, Bancroft,
Lyons, Oakland and Tekamah. The
analysis made by State Chemist Walker
showed that none of the vinegar wns the
pure cider article nml that all of It hud
been artificially colored, and was graiu
vinegar. Mr. Thompson ordered the re
tail merchants to return the vinegar to
the wholesale incrchnnts, but be has not
yet decided whether to prosecute the
merchants for violating the pnre food
Attorney General Prout has decided
that securities of fraternal and mutual
insurance cohipnnios deposited with the
state auditor'nre taxable property. Ovel
$500,000 of such securities are- in the .
possession of the auditor nnd heretofore
have never been taxed. 'Fraternal com
panies are not compelled to place securi
ties in the hands of the auditor but may
do so, voluutarily. One fraternal com
pany hns deposited $350,000, mostly ia
first mortgages on real estate; two mu
tual benefit companies, one at Omaha
and one at Lincoln, also have made de
posits. The effort to drive the Royal Arca
num, a fraternal Insurance order, from
Nebraska has failed. It was made by
the representative of n home insurance,-,
order on the ground that none of the
Massachusetts fraternal companies com
plied with the Massachusetts insurance
laws. 1L alleged that their rates were
lower thati those fixed by the fraternal
congress and therefore a violation of the '
reciprocal laws. The Nebraska Insur
ance auditor decides that the fraternal
sections are exempt from the reciprocal
Former Chief Justice .T. J. Sullivan, '.
referee, has reported to the supreme '
court of Nebraska that the Montana
Mining, Loan and investment Company
is conducting a lottery; that its business
is condemned by public policy and for
bidden by positive hiw, and that the Pa
cific Express Company in refusing to
transmit packages for it was entirely jus
tifiable. Ho recommends thnt the writ
of mandamus asked for by the Montana
company be denied.
Martha J. Green, whose mail reaches,
her at "Read,' Boyd County, courvry
road," has filed an application with Sec
retary Dobsoil, of tho stute board of irri
gation., for permission to take from Kib
by Creek water of sufficient quantity to
irrigate one-eighth of an acre of ground.
'Slmuld the application be allowed, and it -doubtless
will be, Mrs. Greeu will have
the distinction of receiving the smallest
appropriation of water ever made by thS
state board of irrigation.
Gov. Mickey has Issued proclumutiou
rescinding his former set of rules for the
dipping of stock to prevent and to cure
the itch and mange nnd issued another
modifying the first. Tho one Just Issued ";
specified thnt nil stock dipped under the
direction of the state veterinarian or his
deputies should be dipped In a lime and
sulphur dip, but that persons doing their
own dipping would be allowed to use any
it the standard dips.
People la Nebraska nnd outside or Ne
braska will iu a short time be able to
secure nil the information they desire re
garding the valuation of land out In the
state. For the benefit of the state board
of equalization Land Commissioner Full
mer is making a compilation of land
sales; the auditor usually does, the same
thing, and now Labor Commissioner
Busli is sending out schedules for lund
The report of Treasurer Mortensen,
filed with the auditor, shows that lu tha
permanent school fund there is $80,
170.21. The total of nil the funds
amounts to $434,.rtil,0:t. There has been
paid out of the treasury during the past
month $.'150,127.45. The receipts
amounted to $410,450.30., At the begin
uing of tho mouth there was a balance iu
ill tlie funds of $:!80,2.'U.18.
A. E. Bi-ighnm. a wealthy merchant of
Oconte, Custer County, has been arrest
ed by Deputy Game Wardeu Carter,
charged with whipping to Chicago during
the dose season 8O0 pruirie chickens,
contrary to luw. They were secreted iu
u loud of billed liny. Should a conviction
follow on each count the fine will amount
to $4,000, or $5 for each bird. Brigham
tuts been released under bonds.
Gov. Mickey has issued a proclamation
netting aside Friday, April 22, as Arbut
Adjt. Gen. Culver is taking steps Jur
now to find out how many men there airs
lu Nebraska who are eligible to serve ir
the militia should it be necessary to ral'.
them out. On the statutes there ! a lav
requiring the assessors to find out au!
report to the county clerks the names o
persons except from military service an.
the names of all men who are not ex
euipt. This section of tho statute ha
never been enforced and only a few eoun-l
tie bave ever made the mum. Tbir
year, however,- Geu. Culver expect
see that it I enforced and be will sen
out blank to tbt assessor
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