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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
- --Continuation of the Homer Herald.;
DAKOTA OITY. NEBRASKA.
DAKOTA CITY. NEB.. SATUHDAY, APRIL 30, 1904.
WOriD'S DAILY KEWS
CAREFULLY COLLECTED AND
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MASTERS AND PILOTS AT DEAD.
LOCK WITH. LAKE CARRIERS.
(Juetloti of Adjustment r Vuei
Msstcr anil Pilots Want Season's
Pay Whether Iloat I in Commit
- slon or .Not No Settlement In Sight.
.V Cleveland. O., dispnte'.i says: After
Weeks of conference llwu tlir Luke
Carrier' Association und the advisory
board nf the Masters and Pilots' Asso
ciation inn t tern nre still nt deadlock, ami
lititjj n wit lenient ran be reached ship
ping on the great lakes uuiKt remain nt
The executive committee of the owners'
organization has reported in substance
that the masters nnd pilots still insist
that each master should have nine
nii'JIhs' pay whether he worked the
v'j!e nine months or only one month.
rejrdless of whether he had lieen eni
ploytd nt any other vocation during the
period that the boat was not in commis
sion, and any master not untitled prior to
.lannary 15 that his services would not
lie required would consider-hlmsclf en
gaged for the ensuing season iu the same
line and on the yiime hoat, and could not
he changed or transferred unless ho was
given n hotter boat. Also that no muster
could be discharged for cause without it
being referred to the arbitration board
to be selected by the owners or agents
mid the directors of the Masters' and Pi-
ts Association, let tne master re-
ved the right to dischurge ull' of the
-inn jiinsuictiou, uuu control
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woaru me uour, nun or wmioui cause,
i attic may-elect.
s there was no question of wages in
vol ved while the boats were in commis
sion the owners present ht the meeting
timininiously voted that they would not
pay for services not rendered; mid fur
ther, that ns the masters were the direct
representatives of the owners of the ves
sel and rcspiNisible to the owner for its
operation they must reserve to them
selves the right to hire and discharge
them for incompetency or when his serv
ices were not satisfactory to them. The
general meeting of the carriers' ussocia
tiou has indorsed this stand.
JAPS LOSE SHIPS.
Two Vessels Sent to the Bottom by
) The Russian torpedo boats belonging
to the Vladivostok squadron, according
to advices from St. Petersburg, sank the
Japanese military transport Kinshiu Ma
rti, of 4,000 tons, during the night of
April 20, with nil on board, with the ex
ception of 17 officers, 20 soldiers, (15 of
the crew and 85 coolies and carriers. The
others, who refused to surrender, were
sent to the bottom with the snip. Tin1
number of drowned was 200.
Admiral Yeszen reports that besides.
sinking the Japanese steamer Goyo Ma
in at Wonsnu tliensanl, April j, the
Russians sank nt sea the same evening
the Japanese steamer Nuknmura Mum,
if 220 tois, whose crew wan saved.
BEGGAR'S BRIGHT IDEA.
The Third-Kail Problem May be
Solved by His Invention.
Members of the Charity Society at
New York City believe that Alexander
McKe.ie, a professional beggar, once an
lecjrtcol engineer, has invented a sue-
J,mui device lor tne protection or tin
hi id rail on the elevated tracks, and
V-vill receive the. prize of $100,000 offered
iy the interborough company for that
enlevement. Mr. McKenzie's invention
ins been placed in the hands of a patent
nlicitor nnd a practical test of the device
ivill be made as soon as the patent is per
il in Washington.
the police records McKcnzie is
inssilied with the harmless mendicants
ITS WORK. IS OVER.
'he Fifty-Eighth Congress Adjourn
ed Thursday Afternoon.
A Washington special says: At !
cluck Thursday the second session of
lie Fifty-eighth congress was declared
A I iikiii'iioil liv President I'm. TVin Frvn
i f 1
senate and Speaker d-iinon in the
Itollj houses of enn-rress began business
hursdny at 10:30 in continuation of
I'odnesduy'a legislative session.
President Roosevelt arrived at the cap
ii nl 11:25 to attend to the offlciul dn-
Bi,!es iuculeiital to the adjournment of
K'A ..... . . . .
;ngrcss. eurly tilt tne memliers of th
; l.i net had preceded him.
Dries Dynamite in Stove.
William Francis and baby were killed
r iia .Mrs. j
, ' st iV.ved
Jul Mrs, Francis and two children badly
mi explosion of dynamite that
the Francis home, near Corun-
ji, Alien., l uesnay. v rancis was urying
inuiite in a stove oven.
Old Kiro at Kraincrd, Minn.
V tire which started nt midnight de-
fnyed the gr
W:-iyn of Hi
ft of $1.1:.(i
iyed the greater part of the business
llraincrd, Minn., causing
A lS-liour Church Service.
tesidents of Oak Purk, C'liieuo, in a
on meeting which continued until uf
iniduight, siiliscribiMl a fund of $25,
l to wipe out the debt on their $75,'X)0
M. C, A. building. The meeting con-
Teacte-s May Weil.
. resolution has been passed by tile
irl of educotiou at New York that fe
le teachers in the. public schools may
V contract inunisge without the aller-
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CRUM NOT CONFIRMED.
Senate' Attain Falls to Approve the
The nomination of Wui. 1. ('mm to
be collector of the port of Charleston, S.
C, says n Washington dispatch, was
considered Wednesday in an executive
session of the senate lasting from 4:115
p. m. to 9:15. A failure to confirm the
appointment resulted. At the conclusion
of arguments by Senators tlallinger.
Spooner, Hale and Aldricli for confirma
tion, and Senators Daniel. 1-atimer, 5or-
man nnd Clay against confirmation, Sen
ator Cockrell suggested that the senate
proceed to legislative business, nud the
suggestion was adopted.
Senators Spooner and Innlels, on op
posite sides of the question, made the
principal speeches. The former defend
ed the Republican policy in relntion to
free and equal citisenship, without re
gard to racial prejudices, and the latter
declared that the policy of elevating ne
groes to high' positions was contrary to
the established law of centuries; that the
Anglo-Saxon race is the chosen people, to !
govern the world.
The Crum appointment dies with the
adjournment of the present session, but
the action of the Democrats iu taking n
position which Republicans term "a fili
buster," they argue, will warrant the
president in again making a recess ap
pointment. The appointment of Crum has been
pending for nearly two years and repeat
edly has been sent to the senate after
failure of that body to act upon it. The
president renewed the appointment last
November, at the beginning of the ex
traordinary session, nnd when congress
convened in regular session in December
he again sent ('nun's mime to the senate.
Throughout the session the appoint
ment has been pending. It has been
postponed from time to time on ncomit of
the illness of Senator Tillman of South
Carolina, who is insistently opposed to
KILLED WIFE AND DAUGHTER
Terrible Crime of a Carpenter at
A special from Richland Center, Wis.,
says: Henry Morrison murdered his
wife nnd dnuglit.',r Wednesday ut Wood
stock. Morrison is about 55 years old,
and a carpenter by trade. He and his
wife had been having trouble for several
About two weeks ago he left homo and
went to Ohio, but came back to Richlaifd
Center last Friday nnd from here went
home. Wednesday he hired a team,
which he drove to Woodstock. He went
to bis home ond after a quarrel shot his
wife in the hend. X married daughter
was at home with her iwo childreu, one
7 years old and the other an infant. She
started to run with the babe in her arms,
but her fnther overtook her a short dis
tance from the house, threw her to the
ground and shot her also iu the face.
He then went to the home of Mathias
Klingamin, where he attempted to shoot
Mrs. Kliugnuiin, claiming she had been
the cause of a great deal of his trouble
with' his wife. Mr. Kliiigamiii disarmed
him and he was placed under arrest.
"MOTHER" JONES BREAKS OUT
Ijeaves Quarantine anil Price Accom
panied by (Jane of Italians.
Mother Jones, who has been in en
forced '.uarantine at Price, l tali, after
visiting a niiuer afflicted with siiinlliKix,
has again broken out of quarantine and
accompanied by fifteen or twenty Italian
women nnd children drove into town:
With two sympathizers, striking mine'iv
from Helper, she walked through tin
town to the implement shed, where 12(
men, arrested Saturday, are being de
llcfore reaching the shed she was ar
rested and placed iu jail. She will be
kept there until the period of infection is
over. It is believed this last outbreak by
Mother Jones has exposed scores to in
fection and active measures will be taken
by the state health officers.
MISSISSIPPI KEEPS RISING.
Thousands of Acres Under Water
Near St. Loulu.
Karly Wednesday the Mississippi River
registered 112.2 at St. Louis, and was still
rising. There was a slight break iu the
levee north of St. Louis oil the Illinois
side. The flood situation is threatening
Madison, Venice aifd Granite City. The
water has risen to the level of the
streets iu West Madison and people nre
abandoning their homes and seeking
safety on high ground.
It is estimated that 150 families have
been forced to leave their homes iu the
Missouri River bottom, and 10,000 acres
of fin ill Unds have been inundated.
Curb Carrying; of Guns.
Justices at Chicago have commenced 11
crusade against the practice of carry
ing concealed weapons. Justice Coverly
fixed the standard penalty ut $75 mid
fined several at that sum, with a warning
that a second offense would bring a heav
ier penalty. It is hoped in this way to
put u curb on crime in Chicago,
Gen. Grant' Birthduy Celebrated
The twelfth annual celebration' of (Sen.
V. S. (Sranl's birthday was held ur.Uule
11a, III., Wednesday. Itisimp Saaiucl
Fallows of Chicago made the principal
adddess nud paid a glowing tribute to ths
great commander, (leu. Fred D. (Jrunt
and wife were prominent among those
Thief Hobs Choristers.
While a surplieed woman's choir ot th
Church of the Atonement at Philadel
phia, was singing the "Holy City" a
thief worked behind their backs. Pock
etbcMiks and jewelry left iu their wraps
were carried off, and no clew left.
An engiue on the Kaltiuiore aud Ohio
Ruilrosd, eastboand, txploded early Wed
nesday while passing Tenth Street, Brad
dock, Pa. Three men were fatally In
jured and tbre others dangerously hurt.
' CROSSED THE YALU.
Japanese Undoubtedly Over the
l.iao Yang ndvices any: Retween dark,
ness and daylight the Japanese forced
the passage of the Yalu, two companies
crossing between Tchang Djioii aud Sin
opoiissikhe. Heavy firing was heard
near Tatung Kan, iu which it is be
lieved the Japanese made n feint in or
der la distract attention from the real
siiut of passage. So far no bridge spaus
the river. It is believed the Russian fire
succeeded in destroying the floating
parts of the Japanese bridges.
Ou April 23 the Russians observed
that the Japanese were making prepara
tions to cross the Yalu River. 1 -
On the night of April 25 two steamers
and iwo torpedo boats were noticed nt
the mouth of the river. They approached
the shore ut daylight und the Japanese
commenced to build n pontoon ou the
left tributary. A wcoud pontoon is be
ing prepared ten miles up the stream.
At 3 o'clock the same afternoon the
.Tapnnese occupied the Island of Samo-
lindo, to which they curried pontoon
The night passed quietly, the torpeda
bouts maintaining n careful watch i"
case the troops ashore bud been attack
ed, and examining the mouth of the river
by means of searchlights.
At 3:40 o'clock next morning the Jap
unese crossed the river near the villago
of Tchang Djioii, where, however, tint
Russian outposts commenced firing upon
them. The Russian advance guards had
been furnished with n small gun, and
they succeeded iu destroying the pou
toon constructed near Wiju. The wreck
ed pontoon was carried awny by the
current, nnd Japanese bridging opera
tions ceased, but the Japanese continued
to ctors by another pontoon south Witts'
A Japanese column, with a battery of
artillery, approached Turenehcu nt mid
day, but the Russian skirmishers met
them with sharp tiring, evidently giving
theni trouble, as they retired with the
buttery, which made no attempt to an
swer the Russian lire.
POOL SELLING BILL KILLED.
Moans the Abaudoment of Races at
Cleveland, O. '
According to several officials of tl.
Cleveland (O.) Driving Park Association
nnd prominent horsemen in Cleveland,
the veto by Gov. Herrick'ot the bill pass
ed by the stnte legislature to permit the
selling of pools nt the Cleveland grand
circuit races means the abandonment of
the grand circuit dates Ki that city for
this summer nt least.
Last year the mayor of IJlenvillo, in
which village the grand circuit races are
held, enforced the law against pool sell
ing nt the tracks. As n result the driv
ing park association claims to huve lost
$10,000. The abandonment of this year's
races will be the first time such an event
has occurred in twenty-four years.
ALARM ON RIVERS.
High Water Threatens to Do Much
The Mississippi River has pnssed the
.'10-foot danger line at St. Louis, Mo.,
and the stage at 0:.'IO o'clock Tuesday
was 31.15 feet. The water is creeping up
at the rate of an inch nud 11 half an
The water is backing up iu the creeks
around East St. Louis, but Mayor Cook
declares the city will be able to with
stand the anticipated stage of 33 feet.
The greatest danger is said to be about
twenty miles northeast of St. Louis,
where the levee first broke lust year. At
Madison, Venice and tlrauile City much
bottom land is under water. Many peo
ple have left their homes.
DISCORD OVER FAIR MUSIC.
Bandmaster Fined $1,000 by St.
liouia Musicians' Union.
The St. Louis musicians' union has no
tified Win. Weil, ollicial bandmaster of
the world's fair, who was recently ex
pelled from the union on charges of hav
ing imported musicians from other cities
at less than the union wages, that he
would be reinstated under certain condi
tions. Among the penalties assessed against
Weil nre a fine of $1,000 nud un agree
ment to employ only St. Louis miisicinns
in his band. He must also pay tiieui
the world's fair uuiou wage scule, $45
Situation is Alarming.
The Hungarian situation is regarded
at Vienna as alarming. - The socialists
threaten to proclaim a generol striko
throughout the country, and in such an
event it is stnted In political circles that
Count Tiszn, the Hungarian premier,
will put the whole kingdom under mar
Syracuse Theater Durned.
The Lyceum theater at Syracuse, N.
V a vaudeville house, has been destroy
ed by fire. It had beeu closed durin;;
the season until last week, when a New
York company played six nights. The
origin of the fire is unknown. 'yjUn
Maine were checked with a property loss
of ubout $200,000.
- Mining Men Are Deported,
Under the gilard of a lieutenant nud 11
squad of soldiers, twenty-one men were
placed 011 a special southbound train at
i'liniilad, Colo., and under orders of
)Iujor Zcph Hill, commanding the u.ili
tity, d ported to New Mexico.
"v Shot Fired at Premier.
Pncttiicr Maura wifs shot ut, but not
wounded, while on his wuy to Madrid,
Spain, from the P.aleuric islands. When
between Alicante and Lochia a bullet
whizzed thongh the roof of ins car. The
Incident creuted greut alarm, but no one
Kight.H.iur Day Hill Hung Up.
The seuate 'committee ou education
and lubor la session at Washington, bos
decided to pout pone actiou ou the eight
hour bill uuti' December.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Alleged Murderer In JailJames
Kelley I Suspected of the Hilling
of Arthur Snowrten Prisoner Re
fuses to Ray a Word.
Deputy Sheriff I. admit returned to Co
lumbus from David City with James Kel
ley, who is charged with the murder of
Arthur Snowden at Humphrey on March
28. Kelley will talk to no one, remaining
absolutely silent on all questions. County
Attorney Latham says the evidence
against him so fur is entirely circumstan
tial, but is quite strong.
SiHiwden was found murdered in Hum
phrey Township March 2S. Ills reniain
were sent to 11 medical college at Lincoln
and were not Identified until just recent
ly. . His parents are said to live at Kear
,Kelley ha..just completed n ten-day
sentence at David City for robbing the
general merchandise store of K. A. Criun
of that city of about $5 worth of wearing
apparel. He was found with the goods
in Ids possession near the stock yards
nnd pleaded guilty. Wliila lie was scrv-
ing his seute-ce Sheriff' West received n
description of the' supposed murderer of
Arthur Snowden near Humphrey, on
March 2S, which was a complete descrip
tion of his prisoner. Tim officers of
Platte County were notified, nud udvised
when the sentence would expire.
I'pon request from the authorities of
Platte County the prisoner was again
arrested by Sheriff West, ns the itupposed
murderer. Deputy Sheriff H. C. Lnch
uit of Platte County, accompanied by
Sheriff Itniimun of Dodge County, went
down-to David City mid immediately
identified the prisoner as the man want
The prisoner gives his name ns John 1$.
Renton, but it is known that he has gone
under the aliases of James Miller, .lames
Kelley. Jumes Thompson nud Jain
Sheriff West was for n long'tlme chief
of police of Duval City, and is now serv
ing his second term as sheriff of Rntler
County, nnd lie snys that Kenton is, Iu
his opinion, one of the loneliest criminals
be has ever seen or had chffrgo of. Slier
iff West believes he will receive the $400
reward offered by the supervisors of
ROSSER GREETS NEW CARS
Wind and Ilain Cannot Stop the Dig
1 11 spite pf a heavy rain, accompanied
ny a cold, driving wind, which raged all
day Sunday, Prosser's 200 population
was increased by 500 excursionists, who
came from various ixiints between Man
j kato, Kan., and Prosser to celebrate the
iiiKiuiiniioii or- tne .Missouri r'acitic m
I daily passenger service. A reception
committee met the excursionists at the
station. Three bauds were present.
At 1 o'clock the 2-year-old ox, which
had been roasting over u wood fire sine
' iu the morning, was brought iu and
laid upon the platform iu Woodman hall
and two batchers dispensed generous
portions to the hungry visitors, who In
cluded men, .women and children. Sun
day's was the first passenger train to
cnier Prosser in twelve-years, and the
energy with which the Prosserites strove
to entertain their visitors, in spite of
storm, marked their nppni iation of the
County Assessor Gets After Mer
chants at Nebraska City.
County Assessor (Jrunt. inimers is
having a great deal of dilllculty in get
ting correct assessments from the vari
ous merchants in Nebraska City and oth
er towns in the county. He has in it
number of cases demanded the invoices
of stocks and proposes to let none evade
the law this year.
w The county surveyor and city officials
nre making a survey ot the railroad prop
erty in the county and they propose to
linve the railroads puy their full share
of taxes as well jin other corporations
doing business in the county.
Horses Killed by Lightning.
Messrs, Hockett. (iaddis nnd Scott
bought at (Jrund Island 011 Friday last
thirty-seven head of western hifrscs,
turning them In a pasture three miles
west of Harvard, Saturday. Monday
morning when going to look after theiii
thirteen were found dead along the wire
fence, the supposition being that they
hud ull ltecu killed by lightning, every
indication being that they had dropped
Aged Man Gets Had Kail.
Allen Karnes was severely injured nt
Tuble Rock by the falling of 11 scaffold.
His arm Is broken near the elbow anil
there are three bail cuts on his head
und face. As hit is about 70 years of
age the injuries are regarded as very se
rious. W. (J. Ward, who was ou the
scaffold, also fell, but his injuries are
Grain Looks Well.
York County farmers are rejoicing over
the line nuns of last week. Winter wheat
is looking better than ut any time in sev
eral years und promises u not her biimpiV
crop. Oats is looking fine mid believed
to be belter than most tanners hoped
for. Croiind is in tine condition. Many
farmers are preparing their ground for
To Form a Commercial ('lull.
At (irand Island n declaration foithe
organization of a commercial club has
been signed by thirty-five business men
nnd others interested iu the progress of
the city, and it is expected flmt an or
ganization will be perfected at ull eurlv
Itolihed in Itroad Daylight.
Iu broad daylight A. Myers, a guest ut
the Millard Hotel ut Omaha, was robbed
of $200 at the point of ti revolver and
ihe robbers (sniped through a crowd of
people iu the hotel lobliy and drove away
in u buck.
Gets Caught in Shafilug
At the brick plant of Glasgow & Dye
ut Peru Dave (Jilliland, iu putting on a
small belt, bucked against a key iu a line
shaft, which tore his clothing all off ex
cept the lower part of his trousers. lit
is I idly bruised, but not seriously hurt.
RAINS OF MUCH 06.NEFIT.
Warm Weather, However, tn Needed
in N. In m k a.
The latest Neb m skit crop bulletin, phb-
lislnd nt Lincoln, snys:
Low temperatnre ciiiiHnued during Ilie
week, averaging fiom 7 to 10 degrees be
low the normal throughout the state.
The laiiifull for the week was the
heiivitst for the year, nnd ranged from
about .25 of an Inch in the northwestern
part of the state to over 4 Inches in some
southeastern counties.- In the southwest
ern section, where the dry conditions
have continued for .many weeks, the
rainfall for the week ranged from 1 to
The tine rains of the week will prove
of much benefit to winter wheat und
spring grain, past tires and gardens, espe
cially iu the central nud western sections
of the state, where the soil had become.
very dry. The continued cold has retard
ed the growth of all vegetation. Whiter
wheat, however, ha' grown fairly well
Slid is iu excellent ; condition except
when- damaged by dry weather In a
number of southwestern counties. In
the southern half of the state oats aud
some spring wheat nre beginning to
grow . Considerable com grouud has beeu
plowed and this work was progressing
rapidly until delayed iu most localities by
the heavy rains which occurred the latter
part of the week. Harden tnVk Is lie
ginning to come up and fruit buds are
swelling in the southern sections of the
NEW HOMESTEAD LAW.
Thousands of Acres Will be Affected
in O'Neill District.
There was much rejoieiug at O'Neill
over the news of the passage of Congress
man Kinkaid's 1140-aere homestead bill
by the national house of representatives.
Inquiry at the O'Neill land office devel
ops the fact that the bill applies to this
laud district and that there is yet about
7O0.000 acres ot public bind in this dis
trict, divided approximately us follows:
Holt County, 148.400 m res; Krowu
County. (1.020; (inrtlold County, 143,400;
I,oup County, 204,000; Rock County,
54,000: Wheeler County, W.720.
It appears to have long since been rec
ognized that the increase in the acreage
of the houustend was the only proper
and lasting solution of the public laud
question iu western Nebraska, nud is
pointed out by those who have had ex
perience that n farmer cannot make n
living on a single quarter section of land,
but thnt with 040 acres a careful mini
can, by keeping cuttle, make n good liv
ing for his family on most nny section of
the purely sand hill lauds. If this bill
becomes a law it Is believed that it will
rectify nil the trouble heretofore caused
by fencing public lauds,
OMAHA MAN SHOT.
Appears 10 10 Have Hoen a Cold
Hlooded Attempt at Murder.
Joe Kuril, an Omaha lineman, is lying
dangerously wounded ' nt the Clarksoii
hospital, Omiilin, from a revolver shot
wound. With his rooin-niate, Dick Cos
ser, he wus walking home at un early
hour when four colored men passed them
ami one of the party turned and fired.
The affair appears to be a cold-blooded
attempt nt murder.
On Faster Sunday Kunis mid Cosser's
brother were set upon without any ap
parent provocation and badly cut about
The Cosscrs nre under ttrrest pending
Mrs. Roy Cosser has adtnittisl to the
police that the shooting of Joe Minns oc
curred in her house. She said Dick Cos
ser, her husband's brother, and Burns
came home together drunk and quarreled.
The shot grazed her hand. Dick Cosser
then ran for a doctor nud returned. She
lid not see the revolver tired, but sup
posed it was in Dick Cosser's hands.
DIESFROM ACCIDENTAL SHOT
Smaller Hoy Grabs Hold of Gun When
It la Discharged.
An accident with 11 22-ciiliber rifle ut
the Lutheran orphans' home, just east
of Fremont. Tuesday noon, resulted in
the death of Kasil Rupiii, aged 15 years,
an inmate of the home.
Young Unpin had been shooting some
pigeons and was walking across the
yard ut the home, holding the gun iu
both hands. A smaller buy, Peter Sissu
kiaii, grasped the stock of the weapon
and tilted the barrel upward. It was
discharged and the ball entered Rupiu's
light eye, passing tlit'iicc into the brain.
He lingered for several hours und died
iu the evening.
Young K ii ii 11 bus been at the home for
twelve years, having beeu placed iu it
when he was .'I years old. His mother
is dead but his father is sfill living and
resides at Topckn, Kan. He wus the
oldest boy in the home and the accident
would not have happened had it not lieen
for the smaller bid, who is but tl years
t Fractured Ills skull.
Daniel ( ieiselmuu, a Geneva hardware
merchant, fell from his elevator into the
cellar. His skull was fractured Just
above bis left eye. He had just gone up
iu the elevator to the first Door when,
noticing that it kept ascending, he
thoughtlessly grubbed if nnd hung 011
until compelhil to let go. He wus taken
to the sanitarium, -where he Is being
Shot Proved Fatal.
Aaron St en vein, the yoitug man who
was accidentally shot last Sunday morn
ing at 1 I'm. per, is dead. The Hi juried,
which at first were thought not to be se
rious, were found afterward to extend
furl her than was supposed. A number
of the shot look effect in the abdomen,
and the patient suffered intense puiu un
til death "relieved his sufferings.
Telephone lanes Damaged.
Tli.' loll lines of the Nebraska Tela
phone Company were badly damaged at
Coi-ilaiid Son day evening as a result of
the rain nnd electric storm which visited
that .eefiou. The lines have b(-eu put
v ('might a Doserlcr.
Chief ff Police Kocpliu at Grand Isl
and had in his custody Joseph Murphy,
a young man who recently deserted from
the regular army, being u member of the
Second 1'iiiled Stales iurnutry, stationed
ut Fort Logan, t'l'K The young uiua
was taken by Special OtUccr Schu
macher to Fort Crook, Oinalia.
Didn't Need a Jury.
Court bus beeu in session at Wuyna
for the past two duys, Judge Koyd pre
siding. The Jury was discharged without
having bn n calhd to sit in aiugls casv.
Short Notes . '
Empty bouses nre becoming ro senrcs
Iu West Point that vacant store buildings
are being used as dwelling".
Articles of incorporation of the Wy
more Driving Park Association have been
filed with the county clerk at Keatrice.
Bishop Williams of Omshn has been
engaged to deliver the commencement
address at Keatrice this year nt the grad
F. R, Joy, nne of the oldest lnd best
known residents of Gage Couuty, died at
his home in Keatrice Sunday of Krigbt's
disease, aged Ml years.
George Kallance of Lincoln has pur
chased the Ellas Sage fruit farm adjoin
ing Plnttsmoutu, which is considered nn
of the best fruit farms in that portion
of the stnte. r 1,1.
After twenty-five years' service ni pas
tor of the St. John's Lutheran church
and teacLer of the tJerinnu school about
four miles north of Harper, Rev. A.
Bcrgt has handed in Lis resignation.
Farmers who take their grain to Kent
rice receive good prices. A wngon load
of corn wns recently sold on tho street
for 43 cents per bushel. The regular
mnrket price ranges from 32 to 34 cents.
Sneak thieves visited the home of J. 0.
Segrist iu the south part of Humboldt,
making away with a watch belonging to
Miss Wluifred Freemolo of Teeumseh,
one of the teachers in, the Humboldt
Caroline Pflser, a widow living near
Khtte, attempted suicide recently. She
threw a rope over the door. Her son
found her nearly dead and she may die.
Business trouble had rendered her some
Nearly an Inch and a half of rain hat
fallen In eastern Nebraska in the last
eighteen hours, says a Lincoln dispatch,
and the prospects are thnt the western
part of the state, which has been very
dry, will be well dreuched.
Several huge cribs of corn belonging te
the J. H. Lynds Company were burned
at Dawson, with 8,000 bushels of corn
and a large quantity of oats, The bluze
originated from a spnrk blown into the
chnff from a traction engine.
Samuel I. Gordon has agniu lost out
In the supreme court In an effort to col
lect more snlnry as police judge of Oma
ha, nnd in the opinion the court said Gor
don must first establish his right to the
office by "quo warranto" proceedings. .
School district No. 53, iu . Saunders
County, has failed In its efforts to secure
one-half of the Hum of $1,000 for saloon
liceuses paid to the villnge of Colon. The
judgment of the lower court dismissing
the suit wag affirmed by the supreme
A spectul school bond election has been
called by the West Point board for the
purpose of submitting n proposition to
the voters for the issunuce of $8,000
bonds for the erection of an addition to
the public school building aud equipping
! Fourteen thousand sheep that are quar
tered and being fed at the Crescent stock
and feeding yards of Fold a & Haley,
near Schuyler, are being sheared by ma
chinery. A six-mnchine plant was put
In, and the six men employed shear 700
to OOO nnininls per dny.
All of the carpenters of Schuyler be
longing to the carpenters' union are cn
strike or about to declare one' against
H. II. Woods, a contractor and builder.
They contend for nine hours to constitute
a duy'B work nnd get the same pay as
heretofore for ten hours.
A sharp hail storm passed over Fre
mont Thursday morning, followed by a
cold rain. Farm work of nil kinds is
backward. Small grniu Is all in, but of
course cannot grow. Fruit Is not far
enough advanced to be injured by the
cold weather. Winter wheat is looking
The supreme court is of the opinion
that a sentence of six yenrs In the peni
tentiary is not on excessive one for Rev.
Richard Gould of Central City, who wns
sent up from Hamilton County for child
stealing. Gould eloped with Miss Eva
Flint, 15 yenrs old. Gould hud a wife
and five children.
Mrs. Mary Illavaty of Humboldt has a
relic in the shape of a woodou canteen,
carried during the wur in the old country
by a brother of Mrs. Hluvaty'a grand
mother in 17H1, the date being plainly
Inscribed on the outside of the bottle,
which is patterned very much after the
design now iu use. It is made entirely of
The telephone matter again came up
before the Humboldt city council for con
sideration nt their regulur meeting in the
shape of the recently passed ordinance
granting a franchise, to the new mutual
company bearing the veto of Mayor John
Power. The council took immediate ac
tion, passing the measure again over. this
George Vulway, alias Frank Sheldon,
who was brought from Petersboro, Ont.,
to York to answer the charge of forging"
his employer's . nume to a $000 chqck,
pleaded guilty when arraigned In couuty
court. He was pluced under $1,000 bonds
to appear in district court in June to re
ceive his sentence.
Royal Pier, an uncle of IT. C, Orvls,
who was assisting at the Orvis barns,
mirwell, was killed by ft vicious Jack
The uuiiuul was turned loose iu the yard
nnd Pier went to catch him, when be
seized the man by the buck and shook
and (in wed him so severely thut he died
in less than au hour.
While II. W. Kurkett, who resides
soiitheubt of Pliiltstnoiith, was looking
over the effects of the lato Rr-hel Kear
ney he discovered a $5 county script
druwu on the York bunk of Y'ork, Pa.,
beiiringrint crest ut tho rate (if 1 per cent
Iter annum, which was Isused iu JS.Jfi
Correspondence followed, und a reply
came from the bank that the face value
of. the script would bo puid upon preseu
Lincoln is anxious to hnve the next
convention of the Krotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers held iu Lincoln and
the delegates to the convention to bo held
iu Los Angeles soon, II. J. Wiggenjost
and (.'buries Hook, will huve the bucking
of the Lincoln Commercial Club lu their
tnorts to B'f.'ure tho meeting.
About on month ago P. S. Madden,
living eleven miles southwest of Beatrice.
scratched his baud while ut wouk, mak
ing a slight wouud. Several dtyi ago
the wound became inflamed aud very
painful and developed into Jock jaw. Mr.
Madden Is man about 60 yean of tga,
ana ate recovery is aouotrui.
Reports of 508 banks In Nebraska,
compiled by the stnte banking board,
show an increase iu deposits of over $1,
700.000 over the report o( last Novem- -her:
the number of depositors has In
crcHsrd over 3,000, nnd the per cent of
reserve baa Increased from 21H4 to 32 pet
cent. The loans and discounts in tho
present statement are $.'14,U52,1!M.0.
while for the November call they wero
:i4.5:i0,32.20. The total depositi
shown by this statement are $3H,777.
300.08, while the November statement
shows total deposits of M",0'i.4,KK2.24,
The number of banks over the last state
meut tins increased seven; the number ot
aepositnrs at this time is 11!),75 awl the
November statements show the tiutnbet
to be 110.484. The report is a statement
of the condition of the banks at the close
of business March 17.
The JudgmentNibtaincd in the district
court by 11. M. Cameron, administra
tor of the estate of Joseph R. Gooch.
gainst the Couuty of Johnson, is set!
side by the supreme court and the esse
wnii). Onnrh wnm dHvlnir trsetiott
eugine over one of the county bridges
and the structure giving way beneath
him, he was killed. This was on July
25, 1001. Suit wat brought for $5,000 .
damages. The court says that a county
cannot be held as the Insurer of those
who have- occasion to use its bridges,
.and that if there are any defects, latent
in character, and not discoverable from
the ordinary tests and examinations, su4
If the county is not negligent in that re
gard, It is not liable.
Representatives vof the Nebraska
Creamery Company and dairymen from
all over the state were at Lincoln Thurs
day talking shop. Frgrcs ' reported ut
the convention show Lie immber of head
of milkers In service to be 1,180,000,
valued at $20,000,000, annually. Here
are some figures showing the amount ot
business done . by the butter factories
during the last few years, which sho
the increased interest belug taken in
dairy matters; In 1808, $101,00.ft5S
1800, $2!2.871.fH; 1000, $400,058,071
1001, $507,221.08; 1002, $704,013,841
1003, $1,250,000. The cloio of the pre.
ent year will likely furnish another sur
prise In the amount of coin (hat is fall
inip tn a o-iilden nlrenm Into tliA Inria nl
the farmers ot the state.
Special Examiner Wiggins is at work
on the books ot Gen. Colby, formerly ad
Jutant general of the state, who was in
dicted by the federal grand jury at Omi-.
ha for being abort iu his accounts to the '
extent- c-f a number of blankets amount
ing in value to $2,000. The legislature
made no appropriation to pay for this ex
amination nml Mr. Wiirorlna will denenJ.
upon the next legislature to recompense
him. The work wns delayed several
weeks by the case of the Bankers' Union
of the World, Mr. Wiggins having made
the investigation of that company, which
caused the attorney general to file a mo
tion for an injunction against the com
The returns of the Sioux City and
Western branch of tho Wlllmnr and
ft T7 11 .. T I .. : 1 . . . n ... I I L.
nillUA i.' HUB jlllliwiljr iu-ib in-rocu VJ
the state bonrd of equalization Saturday
afternoon. The road returns its mileage
in Nebraska at 128.21 miles. The cspl-
tnl stock of the company is $2,500,000,
divided Into 25,000 share of the value of
100 each, nil of which is paid up. The
rond hns no debts, secured or unsecured.
aud is not quoted on the markot. In
every mile, of rond there nre 2,040 ties.
For the mnin track sixty-pound steel la
need aud for sidetracks sixty-pound steel
and fifty-pound iron is used. This hat
been lu use about fifteen vears. ' ''
In the opuinon iu the case of the Bank
ers' Union of the World the supreme
court at Lincoln found for the state in
awamw llA..tl..n .vwn kn. . ml . K .. . ..- M
. 1 J ciiLgauiiH r.iri, uiii, fi..v I . u . . am
that the company was ' iusolveut. The
court said tfint under Its present plan
the company would be able to pay nil
denth claims, if the plan was properly
carried out. Iu tho ofllce of the attorney
general it is held that the decision practi-,
cally puts an end to the company, while
Judge Field, attorney for the company,
stated that the company would be able te
comply with the decision.
Considering the assessment of the rail
roads, Secretary Bennett, of the state
board of equalization, said: "Railroads
will be valued nt their full cash value,
whether this lie less or more than last
year, and they will be assessed at just
one-fifth of their full cash value. Their
property will be treated just exactly like
the rest of the property in the state."
Mr, Bennett made this announcement in
answer to newspaper queries as to what
the state bonrd would do with the rail
road assessment this year.
In the case of Harry L. McConnellt
deputy game warden, against P. E. Mc
Kitlip, the supreme court' declares un
constitutional thnt part of the state game
luw which provides for the seizure, for
feiture aud transfer of guns and hunting
dogs used in violation of the law. The
court held that the section complained
of does not afford the owuer of Such, '
property a hearing and deprives him of
his property without due process of law.
Tuesday. May 31, has been set apart
by Gov. Mickey upon which to celebrate
the signing of the bill thnt made Ne
braska and Kansas a territory. . II ruin
the Friday preceding this day Gov.
Mickey requests that appropriate exer
cises be held in all the school houses of
the statu and that ou the Sunday preced
ing Nebraska ministers tell Nobraskuus
of the growth of the state.
If the opinion of Attoruey General
Prout is the opinion of the state board
ot equalization, and there is every rea
son to believe it will be, cash surrender
life liumrauce policies are not taxable
under tho new revenue law" and will uof
be assessed. Secretary Beuuett gave it
out a bis opinion some days ago that
these policies were tuxuble. ' Insurance
men at once requested aud secured al
hearing by the board and the matte,
paseed up to Attorney General Vrout.
He baa filed his opinion, concluding thai
th policies were not tax able .
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