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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
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DAKOTA CITY. NKI5-. SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1904.
WORLD'S DAILY NEWS
CAREFULLY COLLECTED AN 17
BIG STRIKE FEARED
CHICAGO FACES ANOTHER SER.
IOUS LABOR WAR.
The Truck Driver Mar Co Out
Act Ion Would Tie Up Business In
the Wind Cltjr Effort to Beach a
Settlement Have Been Futile.
After negotiation at Chicago extending
or several weeks, the Truck ".drivers'
Uuiou and the Chicago Team ' ,wners'
Association are. no nearer au agreement
tluin at the beginning. Chicago is men
uced by the prospect of a strike thnt will
ls of greater magnitude than any that
has taken place since the disturbance of
The worker have asked au increase of
wages amounting to about 10 per cent,
milking their pay range from $12 to $H
a week. They also demand a twelve
hour day. They now work twelve und a
The employers, 08 per cent of whom
are represented by the owners' organiza
tion, have refused to make any conces
sions and offer only to renew the old
Merchants and shippers in almost ev
ery line, through their different organi
zations, have promised support to the
team owners if it becomes necessary to
endure a strike. They promised to stand
without complaint a tie-up of any length.
"Team owners cannot stand highei
wages," declared Secretary Oavanaugh.
of the owners association. "Last May
and in May, 11)02, we granted the. driver
higher wage and shorter hours. Since
then we have not been able to incrcasi
the cartage charges. This has greatly
increased our expenses without increas
ing our income. The bottom has dmpiied
out of the teaming business. From 10 ti
1(H) idle teamsters may be seen around
any of the big luirns each morning look
ing for work. We hope that there will
not be a strike, but we cannot pay high
Truck drivers will meet Sunday to vot
on the proposal to renew the old agree
ment. Twice this has been voted down
There Is every indication that the offei
of the employers will be rejected. The
agreement expires May 1, and if sonw
understanding is uot reached shortly it h
feared thnt 11,000 truck drivers will b
wrdered on strike.
Such a walkout would be more fin
reaching in its effect than any recent
strike in Illinois. Every business and
almost -every family would be annoyed.
MURDERER LOSES INSURANCE
Cannot Become Beneficiary of Policy
on Wife's Iitfe.
k In the case of the supreme lodge,
' Knights and Ladies of Honor, the llli
nois state supreme court entered a deci
sion at Springfield to the effect that a
husband cannot become the beneficiary
of life insurani-e in his favor carried on
the life of his wife, if he has murdered
The case is no appealed from the SL
flair County circuit court. The Knight
and Ladies of Honor contested the pay
uieut of a $1,000 life insurance policy iu
favor of Mrs. Elizabeth Mcukhnuscn on
the ground that her hilsbnnd. Gustnve
Menkhuusen had been convicted of het
murder. Mcukhauscn is now serving a
life sentence in Joiiet. The supreme court
holds that Mcnkluiusen' children uiv en
titled to tbe-iiisurunce.
EAGER TO FIGHT.
Thousand of 'Japanese Waat to Jc
to the Front.
l lie war otnee at iekio, Japan, is
Hooded with thousand of applications
from mea of every age und every condi
tion of life for permission to go to the
front. The applications come from timt
expired soldiers and boys too young to
enlist iu the army iu regular manner.
Many of them, following the Samurai
custom, sign their applications with theii
own blood, and several nre wholly writ
ten in blood. The volunteer have not
yet been accepted.
The applications will be filed, and il
volunteers are needed those who are now
applying for active service will be given
the first opportunity. The authorities n't
Tokio believe 500,000 voluntccra could
easily be secured.
Itobhed the ltailroads.
Leonard Slierer, a St. Louis stenogrn
plier, has been arrested ou the charge ol
having "stolen annual railroad passes
which, used to the limit at the rate of
cents a mile, would be worth over $10,-
500. Scherer was arresfd while ut
tempting to dispose of a pass at a brok
Steamer Cowle Baiuagmt by Fire
At Dubuque, la., a tire which originat
ed in the engine room dumaged the
steumer C. W. Cowle to the extent of
$.'1,1 N 10. The cabins were consumed by
tlie llanics. The boat wus preparing tu
leave for the north.
Queer Cause for Suicide.
Harold Stephenson, uged 21 years
said to lie a son of Kate Clnxtou, the act
ress, shot and killed himself ut New
York. In a letter to his mother he said
he destroyed himself because he found it
impossible to make friends.
' Mine Hlide Kill Miner.
By a slide at the Silver Cup mine at
Lardeau, B. C, a miner named Murrable,
a nephew of the mining superintendent,
wa killed and $75,000 damage doue the
THE REED SMOOT CASE.
testimony of Brigham II. Koberls
With the reopening of the investlgn
liou in the Heed SnicHit case, before the
senate committee on privileges and elec
tions at Washington, the prosecution de
voted considerable time to drawing from
Krigham ' II. Roberts the ibatacter of
oaths which are said Ut be uecessary for
a Mormon officer to take in order to hnvo
Xie support of the church for political of
fice. Members of the committee showed an
equal Interest iu the obligations which
are said to be taken by Mormous, who
"go through the endowment house."
Along both lines much evidence was
brought out. It was shown by Mr.
Roberts' testimony that without the con
sent of the Mormon church he failed t
election to a seat iu congress, and. later,
with cliuruh recognition of his candidacy,
he was elected.
In relation to the endowment house
obligation, Mr. Roberts was extremely
reticent. He said that the sacrcdness of
the ceremony was such that he could not
reveal it to the world, und that if he
did so, he would lose caste with the
church as having betrayed a trust.
Portions of the testimony given by Mr.
Roberts, especially in regard to his rea
sons for maintaining polygamous cohab
itation with his plural wives, was almost
a duplication of the testimony given by
other polygamists who have been on the
stand. He said he regarded the laws of
(lod as higher than tie laws of the land,
and that his moral obligation to his wives
was greater than both the laws of Gcd
and of man.
It was announced Wednesday that sev
en witnesses would be heard before the
adjournment of congress. It is practical
ly certain the committee will Uien ad
journ to convene iu Salt Lnke City iu
July. Important testimony for the pros
ecution is expected to be developed at
this session of the committee.
ROESKI IS GUILTY.
Car Barn Bandit' Accomplice Es
cape tlio Noose. '
Emil Roeski,' companion and accom
plice of the Chicago car bam bandits in
ninny of their alleged crimes, was Wed
day found guilty and sentenced to life
imprisonment for the murder of Otto
Bander, in a saloon which Marx, Van
Iine and Roeski were attempting to
hold up. '
During the trial Marx testified he shot
Rnuder in an attempt to kill Roeski, in
fear the latter would inform on the oth
ers. Roeski' guilt was- oqtnblislivd upon
the first ballot, but au hour's argument
among the jurors ensued before the pun
ishment was determined upon.
The defense maintained that Roeski
was innocent and attempted to show that
a plot had been formed" between Van
Dine and Marx to kill Roeski because he
"knew too much" about their crimes.
HORROR IN ITALY.
One Hundred Miners Are Buried by
an Immense Avalanche.
Advices from Turin, Italy, state that
about 100 miners have been buried by au
immense avalanche near the village of
l'ragelato. A violent storm is sweeping
over that locality. It is feared other av
alanches, may result. The whole popu
lation of the village and a detachment of
soldiers have gone to the scene of the
disaster, hoping to save some of the bur
An uvnlaiiche from the Spitzliorn swept
the hamlet of Muehlbnck, near Broig,
Switzerland. The inhabitants were
asleep at the time and thirteen were
PRISON FOR FORMER DIVINE.
Actor Charles McKdwo Get One
Year for Embezzlement.
A special from Oshkusli, Wis., says:
Charles Woodruff McKown. actor, the.
atrical promoter, aud at one time a
Methodist minister, was sentenced to one
year at Waupou for embezzlement. A
year ago he promoted au amateur eutyr
tainmcut here and Hed on the eve of its
presentation with the funds.
McKowa is a graduate of the lass of
'08 of Albion College, Mich., of which in
stitution his father was president, lie
was pastor of Trinity Methodist Episco
pal church, of New York; played with
Booth, Keene and ISarrelt, and also
served in the civil war.
Hurrlngton Heady to Die.
"Lord" of Seymour Harrington, con
victed of the murder of James I'. Mc
Canu, a turfman, has instructed his at
torney at St. Louis not to enter au ap
peal in his case. He declares his inno
cence, but says that he is ready to die,
as his imprisonment has become unbear
able. Vote for Arbitration.
Returns from various parts of the state
indicates tiiut although the vote of the
New York unions of lithographers was
against the urbit ration agreement recent
ly submitted to them by the employers,
the total will be iu favor of tlie proposi
tion. The New York unions will abide
by the derision of tin- majority.
Hungarian Ittilway Men Out.
The strike of railway men at Budapest
for increased pay, which began Tuesday
on tlie li unguium Western Railway, lias
I ome general ou nil the Hungarian
state railways, und traffic is at a com.
Mine Found at Bea
According to Nagasaki dispatches con
tact mines have been found floating sea
ward forty miles from Cape Shuntf Tung
and t wcuty-tive miles fiom Wei llui 'ei.
Three were discovered and destroyed by
he Japanese fleet.
Strike Make Many Idle.
Three bundrd employe of the picture
molding factory of D. II. t'rltts & (Jo.
at (,'bicago have been thrown out of work
be t.'ause thirty woodworker are ou
strike, demanding the "closed shop."
TORONTO IS BURNINQ.
A Fierce Fire In Sweeping the
A special dinmtch from Toronto, Ont
says: Fire swept th roil nil n see-lion of
Toronto's wholesale district Tuesday,
causing a loss which will reach up into
the millions. The tire started iu a fac
tory iu Wellington Street about 0 o'clock.
In less than an hour the Haines had
spread from bulldog to building on both
sides of the street until the whole block
was a muss of flames iiud the lire was
utterly beyond control of the local de
partment. Appeals were sent to every
surrounding city where the apparatus
could lie obtained, asking fo' assistance.
Montreal, Loudon, Hamilton and Buffalo
at once responded.
It was believed at 1 1 o'clock that the
fire was under control, but a sudden
shifting of the wiud i.gain famed the
flames into a roar, and clouds of spark.,
and burning brands were carried down
side streets until three euiiie blocks were
The firemen were making a gallant
light amid the falling buildugs und l
mass of tangled wires, but their effort
nt midnight seemed to be fruitless.
Chief Thompson, of the fire depart
ment, nnd George Dowkcs of Montreal,
were cut off by the flames while directing
the work of firemen from u roof. Thomp
son jumped six stories to the ground and
miraculously escaped with a broken leg.
Dowkes has not been seen since, und it
is believed he perished.
At one time the firemen believed that
the fire was under control, but a shift iu
the wind sent the flames roaring down
Bay Street, destroying ever) building on
both sides of the street from the National
Club to Front Street.
Nothing could resist the force of the
flumes as they swept down Bay Street
towards the lukc, and the firemen fought
buck the fire from side streets, confining
the fire zone to the one thoroughfare
Several frame buildings which threat
ened to cause a spread of the fire were
blown up with dynamite.
At 1:20 o'clock Wednesday morning
Bay Street was on fire from Wellington
Street down to the lake front, but the
firemen were meeting with success iu
their efforts to prevent a further spread,
and it is believed the fire will burn itself
The loss wili reach $10,000,XKI.
BLOOD MAY FLOW,
Herious Rioting is Feared in Penn
The striking coal miners nt Garrett,
I'a., lire reported to have taken posses
sion of the town. Armed men are patrol
ing the s.reet. A mob urmed with rifleg
and shotguns is reported,, to have sur
rounded the works of the tiarrett Coal
An outbreuk is momentarily expected
between the strikers and miners Iu the
company barricade. The latter are near
ly nil Italians and are said to lie urmed
and prepared to resist au attack if made.
Sheriff Coleman, with n posse of twenty-five,
bus started from Somerset for the
scene of he trouble.
At least 200 shots were exchanged be
tween the mob and the men at the mines
Monday night, but so far no fatulities
have been reported.
BANK SAFE LOOTED.
Kobbers Make (successful Itald
at Naper, Neb.
Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock burglars
entered and blew open the safe Iu the
Bank of Naper, Neb., of which R. Cros
by is president. They secured about
.The whole plate glass front of the bunk
iv5 entirely blown out.
The robbers, are supposed to hnve gone
south or west. The sheriff is expected
from Butte with bloodhounds. There is
The bank carried no casualty insurance
and offers $.")00 rewurd for the capture of
Postmaster! Hon (Jets Two Year
Edward Griffith, son of the postmas
ter at (ireat Bend, Kan., and who stole
u registered package containing $.1,1 MM) en
route from Kansas City to (ireat Bend,
pleaded guilty in the federal court
at Tupckti and was sentenced to two
year iu the federal penitentiary at Leav
Perished In the Flames.
Tue dwelling of ,lerry Meyers, a miner,
who formerly worked at Garrett. I'll.,
was discovered ou lire. Mrs. Meyers,
two daughters, son and two small chil
dren perished ill the flumes. Reports as
to the origin of tlie fire ure conflicting,
but all agree it was the work of incendia
ries. Will Live to Hang.
County Physician McNumnra said
Tuesduy thut Niederiiieicr, the Chicago
car barn bandit, would live to die ou tlie
gullows next Friday. Niederineier's
throat aud stomach are in such condi
tion he cuu eat no solid foods. Nourish
ment is giveu him in every spoonful of
'Frisco Fucea- Itig Strike.
The troubles between the Street Cat
Men's Union and the united railwuys at
San Fruncisco ure believed to lie reach
ing u crilicul stage. joint conference
dil not result iu ufly agreement. The
men demand increased wages und Un
employment of union men only.
Blizzard in Ohio.
According lo a Cleveluud, O., dispatch,
snow fell ut inuuy points iu northern
Ohio Tuesday. In Cleveluud the ther
mometer registered 27 above. The snow
was accompanied by a tirece north west
Wear Grain Company Fails.
I'pon the petition of creditors. Judge
Kohlsaat, In the federal court at Chicago,
Tuesday appointed the Chicago Title and
Trust Cdjnpuiiy receiver for tb Wear
Cummissl.u Coin pa uy.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Lineman Defies a Harm of Bee
Which Had Taken Possession of
Cable Box Repair Damaged Wire
While Insect filing.
The other afternoon Charles Dlehl, a
I'uioii Pacific linciuiiii, was sent along
the Hue to locate and repair a break In
the wire. Wheu he arrived at Portal he
found a cross in the wires nnd iu order to
get at the trouble it was necessary for
him to tear open n cable box located on
the top of the pole.
This he proceeded to do, but was con:
siderably surprised vheu he discovered
that he had n amuck of a swarm of
bees which had taken possession of this
particular box. The bees swarmed out
by the hundreds, some getting down
Diehl's neck atid others making such e
vere effort to expel the intruder that
Dlehl was soon compelled to bent a hasty
and ungraceful retreat down the pole.
There was no way of smoking tlie bee's
out, they bedng on top of a fifty-foot pole,
neither, was there any other way to get
rid of them, nnd it was imperative that
the wires be repaired immediately.
Farmers came to the rescue and sug
gested all kinds of remedies which, upon
being tried, resulted in nothing but stings,
the bees holding the fort.
Time was being wastenl and Diehl con
cluded that stringent methods must be
employed aud accordingly he resolved
to make the repairs iu spite of the bees.
Reclimbing the pole he set to work with
a will amid a perfect cloud of the insects
aiuV performed the task, receiving the
hearty plaudits of the onlookers.
TWO WOMEN BADLY INJURED
Run Into by John Duggan'a Team
on Road to Homer.
A Dakota City special says: Mes
iumes John Clayton nnd Frank Sawyers,
while en route from Dakota City to their
homes at Homer Saturday night, met
with nn accident thnt luckily only re
sulted Iu them both being badly bruised
up. Wheu near the Robert Lnpsley place
the vehicle they occupied was ruu into
from behind by John Duggiiu of Hub
bard. Duggnn'fl team run right on top
of the vehicle occupied by the women and
both were trampled under the horses'
feet. Mrs. "Clayton secure'd a knife from
Duggnn with which she cut the Hues on
Duggan's horses and thus allowed the
team to get nway.
Ge-orge Hirschbach, who happened
along, assisted the women from their pre
dicament nnd conveyed them to the home
of K. C. Hileman, wheu n physician was
summoned. Both are badly bruised and
Mrs. Sawyer was injured in her buck.
It was lucky thnt the women escuped
with their lives.
Find an Old Coin.
While counting his cash a few evenings
ago George J. llagel of Columbus, found
a silver dollar of the mintage of 1710. It
is a well-preserved coin, and Mr. IIug 1
is of the opinion that it bear u premium,
though he hus been unable to find it list
ed. Ou one side is the Goddess of Lib
erty surrounded by thirteen stars and
the words "United States of America."
On the reverse the eagle holds a bundle
of thirteen arrows iu one claw and an
olive brunch with thirteen leaves iu the
other. The edge of the coin instead of
being milled bears the inscription "One
dollar or oue hundred cents."
Smothered in Shelled Corn.
Two boys, lister Kerniode and Alfred
Boyd, aged respe'ftfully 7 nnd 15 years,
lost their lives at Fulls City while play
ing in an elevator containing 40,000 bush
els of shelled .corn. Unaware of the
boys' preseni-e, elevator men opened the
chute to fill a car, and iu the rush of
the gruin the boys were carried under
Farmer Want Elevator.
Upon the request of many farmers in
the vicinity of Springfield, C, Vincent,
state organizer of the Farmers' Cooper
ative Shipping Association, was in that
town looking over the ground to ascer
tain the advisability of erecting an ele
vator. If a building is. erected there one
will undoubtedly be put up ut l'npillioii
School Board Offer Bond.
The school board of York is advertis
ing for seuled bids fo be received up to
May 2, by George lloldeniiin, s retury.
for the purchase of $2S,IHH) bonds bear
ing 5 per cent. Owing to the large
amount of surplus money in the hands of
York County farmers, it is believed that
possibly the entire issue may lie sold
right iu York and York County.
Letter Attached to Will.
The will of John C ose, late of Elkhnrii
'Township, wns filed in the county court
at Fremont aid with it u sealed letter,
the contents of which are at present un
known. It was executed iu 1 S! 1 und lat
er two codicils were added. It gives bis
wife u dower interest iu tlie property in
addition to a legacy, um divides the re
mainder between the children.
Charged with Illegal Voting.
At the iust e of a Law and Older
League recently organized at Bassctt,
James Hall filed complaints in the county
court charging Joe Stuleport und A. C.
Campbell with illegal voting at the re
cent municipal election. Stoleport wns
urrcsted and hi s trial is set for. May 0.
Pay Fine lor Assault.
Irfiuie Engler wus arrested and lodged
iu jail on a cnurgc of assaulting Carl
Schultz with a knife on March IM, with
intent to do great bodily harm, lie plead
ed guilty und was released after paying
Mieriff Hells Telephones.
Tlie line of the liitcrs;ule Telephone
Company, which was built between Vir
ginia und Beatrice some years ago, but
which fulled to continue its business, was
sold at sheriff's sale at Beatrice. The
coinpaujr was incorporated under the
luwc, of Missouri.
Fortune for Heairlc-e'Wnriian.
Mrs. Mary Hissou of Beatrice, widow
of the late Dr. William Sii-son, received
word from New York City Unit she had
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falleu heir to $2,000,000 iu Scotlujd, left j will adjourn after pausing ou few auui
Iter by her grandfather. j ty v:t.r.
DAKOTA COUNTY SENSATION.
serious Charge Against a Homer
Last Monday Miss Gertrude McKinley
of Homer tiled n complaint in County
Judge Elmers' court at Dakota City,
charging Harold W. O'Connor with the
crime of bastardy, claiming he is the
fntlier of a male child born to her ou
O'Connor appeared before Judge Elm.
era Wednesday and gave bonds for his
uppenrunce ou April 20.
Harold, W. O'Connor Is the cashier of
the Homer State Bank, and the sou of
C. J. O'Connor, banker, of Homer, lie
Is 21 years of age.
Gertrude McKinley is the (laughter of
Detinue McKinley, and is IS years of
age. She has been teaching sclnsd. but
recently was obliged to give up her posi
tion. FOUND IN RUINS OF HIS BARN
Rome Suspicion Victim May Have
Irit C. Diamond, a ranch in an Hvimi
eighteen miles southeast of Gordon, was
found burned tq a crisp iu the ashes of
his burned burn Wednesday afternoon.
Coroner Lewis of Valentine was notified
and nu lnUcst was held, the verdict be
ing that he came, to his death by acci
dental burning in his own barn. The de
e'eased was a mail about 00 years of nge,
ipiiet nnd peaceable, and has resided in
the vicinity about three years. He was a
widower with two- grown sons and lived
alone upon the ranch,
There Is some suspicion of foul play, as
it was known that Diamond had fears
that his life wns iu danger, and it is snid
that n short time ngo he was iu Gordon
consulting an attorney concerning threats
that had been made against him.
BANK ROBBERS AT NAPER.
Secure Twelve Hundred Dollars
After Blowing Hare,
Tuesday morning nt 2 o'clock burglars
entered and blew open the safe of the
tank of Natier, of which R. Crosby is
president. There were two explosions
nnd tlie men secured aliout $1,200. The
whole plate glass front of the building
was entirely blown out.
A. J. Stnndiford hoard the noise, dtvss
ed und came to the street, where he
watched the north road, btt no one went
in that direction, so it is supposed thnt
the burglars have gone south or west.
The sheriff is expected froip Butte with
bloodhounds, but there Is no clue to work
upon. The bank carried no disunity in
surance. It offers $.".00 reward for h
capture' of the men.
GIRL WANTS TO WED NEGRO.
Black Man I Arrested on the Charge
Edward Gill, a colored Liudell Hotel
waiter nt Lincoln, was bound over to the
district court on the charge of kidnap
ping Evelyn Kunpp, a wliile girl, 10 years
of uge, from her home at SVi Mnple
Street, Des Moines, In. "
Two mouths ngo the couple were ar
rested i't a Lincoln rooming house on
the complaint of relatives. The girl de
clared that she was now Infatuated with
the negro aud wanted to marry him. Gill
could not raise $.tlO bail and wns sent to
the county jail. The police matron took
charge of the girl.
Leaves Big Roll in Room.
John Doerr, proprietor of the New
York Hotel nt Fremont, while looking
over the rooms nt the hotel, found a pock
etbook stuck iu the mirror of a dressing
case. He opened it nnd wns surprised
fo find that it contained a number of
$100 bills. While counting the money and
wondering who, if anyone, occupied the
room the night before, a man came In
rather hurriedly and told the landlord
that he came near leaving town without
bis pocket book, which he hud stuck in
the mirror for safe keeping. Tlie amount
of his roll exceeded $10,000.
Hoy Accidentally Shot.
Aaron Sleuvers, u young man 19 yeurs
old, living about ten miles north of
Hooper, wus accidentally slioi by Emil
Suhr, n neighbor. Young Suhr had gone
over to the Stenver farm with his new
gun, and while showing the workings of
the weapon to his friend it wns accident
ally discharged, the charge striking the
riht hand anil side of young Steuvers.
Medical aid was summoned immediately
and it is pot thought that the injury wli
Dies Suddenly on Train.
Richard O'Neill, well dressed nnd ap
parently about 2H years of age, a pass
enger on Union Pacific Overland No. 2,
il route frMn San Francisco to New
York City, died very suddenly of heart
disease just before the train reached Co
lumbus. He had $21.7.1 iu currency nnd
a foreign potsolllce order Issued ut Sun
Francisco for S! Ms. d. He had also
good letters of reconiiueudatioti from his
employers at San Francisco.
Hope to Arrest Kelley.
A Fremont disputed says there are still
some prospects for the arrest of .1 nines
Kelley, the mini who is supposed to have
shot Hurry Rodders, alias Suowdeu, nt
Humphrey about three weeks ago. Sher
iff Baumiin. lias arrested a boy who is
known to have been with Kelley ufier
the shooting anil is believed to know con
siderable about the nfl'sir. He will be
held for it few days to await further de
vclopluents. Hand Crushed in Machinery.
Chailes Tugiie, ii laborer in the employ
of George Mei oier, while working iu the
elevator grinding com Wednesday inoru
ing, met with u very painful accident.
He was w cii l. ing mound I hi rolls in the
elevator and in some manner his right
hwnd was drawn into the machine and
tenil.lv crushed and mangled, lie wus
brought at once to town and the member
:iiii ulatcd i.t the wrist.
I ire at Oxford.
A tile at Oxford destroyed un elevator
und c ihl storage house. Loss, $H,(SM).
Burglary nt Neligh.
Some pi rsons unknown entered the
dwelling of V. J. llogardus ou Sunday
iiiuht while the family was at church
und c.iri'iid off Mrs. Bogardus' gold
watch and chain, together with silver
ware amounting iu all to $,"0 or $00 in
District Court at Alnsworth.
The district court convened with Judge
Harrington presiding. All the jury case
v. ere put over to the full term aud court
The Kulghts and Ladies of Maccabees
held their formal convention proceeding
at Omnhn, April 12.
D. II. Clnpp, a student of the Lincoln
Medical College, fell from a bicycle and
wa dangerously injured.
Contractor Jivcsoy of Omaha bus se
cured the brick and mason work on the
nw residence to he erected by Mr. T. V.
Birmingham of O'Neill.
' J. W. Strlngfellow of Omaha, charged
with hiring his saloon open between the
hour of midnight and 4 a. m. April 7,
has been lined $100 aud costs In polio
August Rnasch and August Doeilng,
two of the pioneer German settlers of
Norfolk, who came up into the Elkhoru
valley Id 1808 with the first colony, ar
At a meeting of the board of supervi
sor of Gage County a petition was pre
sented signed by thirty freeholder of th
villpge of Virginia, asking that the pluce
Henry Hafele, for the past two year
engaged in the bakery business at Beat
rice, died Sutnrday of Bright' disease,
aged 42 yrars. Ho is survived by his wif
and three children.
Arthur L. Warrick, lawyer of Oma
ha, has filed a voluntary petitiou in bank
ruptcy In the United States district court.
His liabilities are giveu at $1,537.24 and
his assetaat $-l2T. 50.
The Fremout city council turned down
the application of the fire department foi
au Increase of $250 iu the pay of th
chief; also the plan to increase the pay
of the policemen $10 per mouth.
. The lata cold snap bus been severe on
the fruit crop around Kearney, but as tin
buds on the trees are not very far ad
vauced, ou account of the lateness of th
senson,t is thought uo damage will re
Frauk Donner of Antelope County.
who was convicted and sentenced to "th
penitentiary for six years upon a chnrg
fo stealing two steors from John Thomp.
sou, has appealed his case to the supreui
Frank Ilardenberger, the pioueor shoe
maker of old Sheridan, now Auburn, it
dead, lie was over four-score years old
at the time of his death und had reared
ft large family. He was born in Ger
many. Dau Lynch wns nearly trampled to
death near Atkinson by his team, lie
had begun feeding the animals, wheu
they became frenzied aud kicked him
down. A gash ten Inches long wus chop
ped into his skull.
Because he wants to stop drinking,
Frank Smith, a Lincoln cook, requested
the police Friday to warn saloon nieu
not to Sell him any more liquor and ill so
requested the police to arrest him If they
saw niin take another drink.
The Nebraska Workman, just issued,
shows that the N'ebraskn jurisdiction ot
the Ancient Order of United Workmen
is tho largest in the world, having just
won a contest against Kansas for mem
bershlp. The jurisdiction now reachea
II, D. Nordyke, who since 1870 hat
been a resident of Dakota City, wan tuk
en to Lincoln to be placed In the stats
asylum for treatment. Mr. Nnrdyke'i
health for some time has been failing
him and his nervous system hus suffered
from tho strain.
II. II. Shelton, a Kearney tnilor, was
badly burned by gnsollue while cleaning
some clothes which ho had In a tub with
gasoline. The fluid suddenly Ignited,
burning him about tho face and head,
singeing his eyebrows, hair nnd mustache
and burning a table und other nearby ar
The dead body of John A run, a Ger
man, aged alitut 45, was found iu bed
at the boarding house of Deersou &
Spethman at Elkhorn. Amu hud shot
himself through the head and had evi
dently beeti dead several hours when his
body was discovered. A coroner's jury
ret u rati-a verdict of suicide.
Active operations on the work of con
structiou of tlie Sioux City, Homer nnd
Southern Railway Company, the electric
line which Is to connect Sioux City, In.,
with Homer, via Dakota City, has been
commenced. Two grading gangs are at
work. Those who have been somewhat
skeptlcnl that the proposed road wns ull
wind are now commencing to be con
viuced thut it is to be a reality and Da
kota CltymiB aro much pleased thut such
Is the case.
At a meeting of the ussessors held in
tho court houso nt York the following
valuations were agreed upon: Corn, to
be assessed at 'M cents per bushel; wheat,
70 cents; hogs, at $1.50 per 100 weight.
Tho following Is the u vera go value df Ive
stock: Horses, $55; cows, $20, heifers
under 1 yenr, $5; heifers 2 yeurs old, $10;
steers 1 yeur old, $5; steers under 2 yeurs
old, $10; steers 2 yeurs nnd over, $15,
and fattening steers feeding in ynrds ou
April 1 to be assessed nt market value.
Mrs. O. H. Ward of Lincoln, was suved
probably from a horrible death by the
presence or mind of her 10-year-old
daughter, Gertrude Rehliieuder. Mrs.
Ward wns lighting u gasoline stove wheu
the sulphur ou the match tlcv off and
Ignited tho bottom of her skirt. Almost
Instantly the blaze flared up and shu
was enveloped iu flames. The daughter,
who wus in nn adjoining room, promptly
threw u pitcher of water on her mother
und then followed the deluge with a
couple of blankets, smothering the fire,
The funeral services of Edward t),
Reimers, the former Neligh bunker, who
died in the Sioux Falls penitentiary, were
held nt Pierce. Edward Rclmers grew
from boyhood into manhood iu pierce,
where he wa known and respected by
nil. lliree years ago, when Ins fathei
aud be were convicted of being connect. -,1
with the Neligh National Bunk failure
and sent to the government prison ut
Sioux rails, S. D their friends (lieu
and do now, refuse to believe that they
ii ii i t ne least intention of wronging unj
oin'. Henry Moody, au Oumhti Indian, wai
convicted bifore the United States (lis
trict court ul Omaha on the rhnrire
distributing the contents of foni- to.-.
ulcohol among his thirst v nssocliiteu r
big pow-wow held on the Omuhu reser
vulioii iu the early part of September,
Gov, Mickey has Issued nn extradition
warrant fo the return of Frank Sheld
from i'eterboro. Out., to York I'M
the first iiiternstlo'ual requisition made by
a .xeurasku governor iu twenty year
Sheldo:i Is wanted for nnssinir Fill Paul
check lor $021 ou William Otto f Biad-
Rapidly the ranks of the old soldiers
who fought and bled for the blue in the
diiys when every man counted, are thin
ning out. Last mouth nine, at the Sol
diers' Home at Grand Island responded
lo final taps and two nt Mil ford will
never more answer to roll call. Notice
of the Inst battle enme-to the stale house
merely In the vouctier filed for the pay
ment of funeral expenses. In the vouch
ers tiled from Milford not even the
names of the dead are giveu, the Item
rending merely "for funeral expenses,
$25." If appears in two instances, mak
ing the total $50. From Grand Island
the vouchers give the names as follows:
Murphy. Austin, Weldon; Msyfield,
Quick, Shnup, Ross, Adams and Roland.
For each of these $10.50 was charged for
funeral expenses and for two of them $10
was added for expenses for embalming.
The number of dent lis Inst mouth is
Inrger than any of the employes of the
office of the se-cretnry of state remember
of recording in one mouth before.
By either an oversight on the part of
the old city council or a' clever move nn
the part, of representatives of the gas
company, the legality ot Lincoln's new
city council, organized April 12, Is seri
ously questioned. After the nU council
hnd ennvnssed the vote it ndjourned sine
die. The new council at once selected a
temporary chairman and began the trans
action of business, when somevne re
called that it was the duty of the old
council to swear iu the members of the
new. The new couucil then adjourned
aud the old council reeninveiied. reconsid
ered its vote of adjournment, swore in
the new member and then adjourned
again. Several lawyers stuted that with
out looking the mutter up they believed
the old council had no right to reconvene
and the acts of the new council could be
seriously questioned because the bond
of the new members had not beu ap
proved by a legal body.
Reports of 508 banks of Nebraska, com.
piled by the state banking board, show
un increase In deposit of over $1,700.
000 over the report of last November:
the number of depositors has increased
over d,000, aud the per cent of reserv
has increased from 2l)l4 to S2 per cent.
The loans and discoituts in the present
statements are $tf4,l)52,l'J4.03. while foi
the November call they yere $:)4,530,
320.29. The total deposits shown by this
statement are $a8,777,.'IOO.l8, while the
November stnte shows the total deposit!
to be $37,073,882.24. Tho number ci
banks over the lust statement has in
creased seven; tho number of depositors
at this time is HO.tiio, and the Novem
ber statementii show the number to b
At the ofllee of the supervising archi
tect in Washington, it was stated thai
the construction of the new public build
ing nt Lincoln will probably be awarded
iijkvr wo..! n-iiu wi., .kn. . ........ t..
- ' ""' - ' - .,,., is 'tujunala nil
now being scrutinised by the experts ol
the ofllee. There Is $350,000 available
for the construction of the building and a
splendid stono structure of either lime-
stone or sandstone will be built Th
lowest bidder for tho construction wor
is the G. W. Gindelf Coiupiiny of Chi
cngo, whose bid wos $274,387. This
company agrees, if given the contract, ta
complete tho building by May 31, 1000.
Contracts for the physics building to
lie erected ou tho university camnus and
the agricultural building at the state
farm were let by the university board
of regents. The Capital City Brick and
ripe Compnuy of Des Moines secured
both contracts, the price for the agricul
tural building being $52,075 aud for th
pnyslcs building $58,750. Hhis does not
Include the heating plant and plumbing.
For the erection of the agricultural build
ing tho legislature appropriated $00,000.
and for the physics building $73,000.
By an order of the supreme court the
Bankers Union of the World, which Is
just now iu litigation, will be permitted
to pay un account at the Union National
Bank at Oinnha, pny its rent, its tele
graph, telephone aud postage bills, pay
salary to its employes, puy for the pub
lication of its ottlcial pa st aud all ex
neuses nbsolutelv iieccusii rv in wi.i..
the affairs of the company iii'onfonnlty
with the former orders of the court up to
und including Muy 1.
The first return to be made by any rail,
roud under the new revenue law wa
received bv llui Hluta UnrH nn...IL.
..... ......i,. ... viMujia
tiou from Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
niin uiuuiia, una umoug tne items never
before reported t o the stufn Knni-,1 la
value of bridges, iu conformity with th
scueuuies sent out liy Feeretary Beuuett,
The roud returned a total of lilts hH,i.
valued at $287,730.35.
It cost the city of Lincoln $1,453.55
for iht hist election, according to the re
port of Cit; Clerk Pratt. Of this sum
$147.80 wus withheld because of delin
quent tuxes. Au appropriation of $57
more thuu wus spent was inude to pay
the expenses of the election. The total
number of votes cast was 3,857.
The excise board granted thirty saloon
licenses at $1,000 cuch aud held up ten
more pending a heariug. Protests wcra
Hied ugaiust thirteen. Lincoln has few
er suloous uow than for many years, tha
reason being the 11:30 o'clock closing
hour. The rumored rise iu the price ot
lit-eiise fnilcil in i,,oA-iii-.,
- ,v .,m 1 1 i iniii:,
State Treasurer Mortensen'aukasethat
all state employe must cash their war
rant iu tlie office of the state treasurer
is bearing fruit und in oue day the trea.
urer took in ubout $10,000 worth of war.
rant thut had been issued to employe ol
" The MethodUt State Historical Society
' ai iruKt'iueuia jor tne cslwbrv
tion of the erui-ceutounial of Method
ism iu Nebraska, to be held in St. Paul'
Church, at Lincoln, June H and 0. Tha
program iuclude Dr. C. B. Mitchell of
Clevelaud, who will . talk on , 'Tha
Achievement of the Methodist C
cult Rider," and it is expected that E' V
op McCab will b there to speak on V
"Debt of th Church to Her W a
Pros char A . m .....
- r"uuii vi in - ) r
be devoted to a discussion af tta
ucea of the old-time presbtrs jr '
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