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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY, N EH., FRIDAY, SEPTEMI'EK 14, 1U0G.
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SUMMARY OP THE NEWS OP
THE WHOLE WORLD.
PACKING PLANT FIRE
eri.HY nuos. lose $100,000 -in
lire Marts In Killing Department of
riant Nt-nr Mllwtuikcc, WK, .and
Spread ltupldly One Hrrman
Klllod and Sevwal Injured.
The l)lg packing plant of 11a e Cuda
fcy Brothers Packing company, lit
Cudahy, Wis., six miles south of Mil
waukee, burned Friday evening.
Patrick Cudahy estimates that the
Josh will reach about $400,000. The
plant carries an Insurance of about
One fireman was killed and several
firemen are said to have been serious
The big building In which the lard
Teflnery, beef house, glue works and
killing department are located Is a
total loss. The fire got 'Into the main
"building, but the flames were checked
'there and the structure was jiaved.
The fire started tn the lard depart
imen. The cause Is still unknown. The
iflames spread with great rapidity and
were not discovered for some time, as
the workmen had gone to their homes.
The entire town turned out to assist In
fighting the blaze. Long before the
firemen could get water on the flames
the fire had spread aver the entire
building, which 1b about 300 by 900
feet In dimensions and six stories high.
The Milwaukee department sent sev
eral pieces of apparatus.
The fire throws 600 men out of em
ployment, but the building will be
rebuilt Immediately. The report that
a fireman had been killed proved er-
CITY OWNERSHIP DEFEATED.
"People of Seattle Turn Down Proiww!
tlon by Dig Majority.
Municipal ownership of street rail
ways, as represented In a proposal to
bond the city of Seattle In the sum of
14,272,000, of which $1,172,000 was to
be charged against the general funds
of the city and the balance to be an
Indebtedness against 20 per cent of
the gross receipts of the system when
in operation, was defeated at a special
election held in that city Wednesday.
Out of a total of approximately 13,
000 votes cast municipal ownership
lacked 935 votes of a majority. Four
precincts out of 96 have yet to be
heard from, but the result will not be
materially changed by the missing
Registration for the special election
was 23,000, of which a triue over half
was cast. The weather was inclement,
but the working classes voted heavily.
It was proposed to build a great
municipal street railway system that
would parallel and extend beyond the
lines of the Seattle Electric Railway
company, owned by Boston capitalists.
I OR 1X1 FORM ROAD IIVI.KS.
Effort to Have All Hallway Adopt the
Discussing the probable method of
proceeding under the new railroad
irate law. Interstate Commerce Coni
Imlssioner Cockrell, of Washington,
said the first effort of the commission
: would be to secure the adoption by
I the various railroads of a uniform
'system of conducting their business.
"We are," he said, "now giving most
of our attention to securing the adop
tion of a general system, believing that
by pursuing this course we will lighten
our own labors and render It possible
for the roads to materially aid us In
carrying the law into effect."
Student Shot While Hunting.
Oearge do Cnavarro, a senior at
'Minnesota university, son of the Port
uguese consul at Hawaii, received a
serious gunshot wound last Sunday
while hunting at Cass Lake with K.
Clifford Bascom, a fellow student at
the university. The two boys were
out In a canoe, when a gun was acci
dentally discharged, fracturing two
toones in Canavorro's legs.
!1ol In Oklahoma,
The heaviest rain in the history of
Oklahoma City fell Thursday. The
precipitation In two hours were 2.76
'inches. The Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe railway track was washed
out between Paul's Valley and Pur.
cell, I. T., and trains to Texas are be
ing detoured from here via Chickn
eha. I. T.
Full from Train Instantly Fatal.
Fred Egan. of Joliet. 111., aged 2S.
fell from a Chicago and Alton train
near Uwight Thursday and was in
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow:
Butcher steers, $5.60. Top hogs, $5.95.
Bar Forty-Eight with Trachoma.
Quarantine officers at Ran Francis
co refused landing to forty-eight per-
sons on the steamer Siberia, which
Just arrived from the orient, who had
unmistakable evidence of trachoma.
Of these twenty-teven were Japanese.
Firemen Aid Western Miners.
'The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen of Milwaukee at Friday's
session appropriated $1,000 for the
benefit of the Western Federation of
TO IXDICT WIU-XKEIIS.
lite Grand Jarjr Decide on Twenty
P. O. Stensland and Henry W. Her
tog took another long stride toward
the penltentiry Tuesday when the Sep
:enber grand Jury at Chicago voted
.gainst them more than twenty In
llctmeats charging forgery, perjury,
Imbezzlement, and the receiving of
leposlta after Insolvency.
The Jury practically completed the
taking of evidence In one day and the
return of the Indictments took place
before Judge Kavanagh Wednesday.
One feature of the Investigation lay
in the fact that Theodore Stenslaad,
ion of the bank wrecker under arrest
m Tangier, escaped indictment, while
'.he other directors of the institution
ire reported to have been made vlc
'Jmn of true bills on the preliminary
vote taken by the grand Jury.
oung Stensland owes his escape to
:h-e 'fact that he proved a willing wit
ness by going before the grand Jury
ind practically repeating the story he
told on Aug. 12. He was the only di
rector called as a witness.
According to reports, the Jurors re
turned an indictment against Ole
stensland, on account of his sharing
In the $1,000 taken from the bank by
Herlng for the purpose of Investing in
Cnlon Pacific stock.
The story of Walter Frantzen, the
former teller who is supposed to have
taken $34,000 frpm the bank, was told
by young Stensland and his evidence
may result In the indictment of Frant
len, who 1b in New York.
WESTERN' I'XION TO EXPAND.
Stockholders Will Vote on Issuing
$25,000,000 In Bonds.
The directors of the Western Union
Telegraph company have authorised
President dowry to call a meeting of
stockholders on Oct. 10 to vote on a
proposition to Issue $25,000,000 in gold
bonds. The directors also voted that
$10,000,000 in gold bonds be issued
immediately for subscription by stock
holders. The money realized from tho
bonds is to be used for new construc
tion and the purchase of new property.
A circular which sent out to the
stockholders of the company in ref
erence to the bond issue reads:
During the la"8t few years the rate
of growth of the business of the com
pany and the consequent demand for
increased facilities have been greater
and the expenditures for construction
for new property have been conse
quently correspondingly Increased. All
the $20,000,000 4 per cent real es
tate bonds authorized by the stock
holders in 1900 have been issued.
TO REIMBURSE DEPOSITORS.
Ilecclver Earle Hopes to Pay Hippie
Creditors in Full.
Receiver Earle's plan, by which he
hopes to reorganize the defunct Real
Etate Trust company, of Philadelphia,
was formally approved by the direc
tors of the company Wednesday ana
was mailed to the stockholders, depos
itors and other creditors of the insti
tution. The amount of cash pledged
by the directors Is $2,500,000, and this
with the good assets of the company Is
believed to be sufficient to pay the de
positors dollar for dollar. The prop
osition is to pay the depositors one
third of their claims in cash, giving
them preferred stock In the company
for the remaining two-thirds which Is
to remain as working capital for the
"NOT GUILTY," SAYS JOII.V D.
Oil Magnate Pleads to Indictment
Through II In Attorney.
A plea of not guilty has been enter
ed in the probate court at Findlay, O.,
by John D. Rockefeller on the charge
of violating the anti-trust law through
the Standard OH Company. Mr.
Rockefeller was not personally In
court. He pleaded through an attorney.
The defendants In the cases against
the pipe lines also pleaded not guilty
In the same way and each demanded
a separate triul by jury.
Judge Banker adjourned court until
the first Monday In October In order
to make this possible.
MiiKt Pay Creditors or Go to Jail.
Louis Gllbertson, for many years a
shoe merchant at La Crosse, Wis., who
failed June 12 last, Tuesday was or
dered by Referee in Bankruptcy O. C.
Prentiss to pay over to his creditors
$7,529, allaged to be unaccounted for.
Unless payment Is made within ten
days Gllbertson will be committed to
Jail for contempt of court.
Big Gifts for Foreign Missions.
The American board of commission
ers for foreign missions, which closed
its fiscal year Tuesday, announced the
largest. receipts In Its history, $913,169.
Tills Is a gain over the pervious year
Runs Down Mun, Then Saves His Life.
After running him down In his loco
motive and cutting off both legs, Fire
man Selph, at Sheboygan, Wis., saved
the life of Michael Gercpjach by tying
a rope around the stumps and pre
venting him from bleeding to death.
Disinherit Wife and Son.
The will of Herman Oelrlchs, late of
New York, was filed Monday. It cuts
off his wife and son and leaves the es
tate to his brother and sister.
Two Jail Breakers Captured.
R. W. Arnett and William Jackson,
who escaped from Jail at Carthage,
Mo., In June last, were captured at
Muskogee, I. T., Tuesday, ' after a
struggle. They are charged with forg
ery and burglary.
Funds for CliUla.il Sufferers.
The Red Cross society at. Washing
ton has sent to American Mini iter
Hicks a remittance ef $2,000 for the
benefit of the earthquake sufferers at
STOPS A X EWSPAPFR.
Editor of a Cuban Liberal Organ Ar.
The Liberal, a daily newspaper pub
lished at Havana, has been suspended
by order of the government and the
editor has been arrosted.
The rebels under Guzman have been
breaking telegraph apparatus In rail
road stations in Santa Clara province.
They have also seized a train of food
stuffs. The veterans' peace committee
Tuesday morning submitted the fol
lowing basis for peace propositions
and the executive committee of the
moderate party unanimously accepted
them and promised to lend their serv
ices heartily toward pacification
through this means. Whether the in
surrectionists will accept them Is con
sidered questionable, as they do not
provide for the annulment of any of
the last elections. The propositions
"Repeal of the general electoral law
and the new judicial law permitting
the permanent tenure of offices by
Judges; prohibiting the discharge of
public employes without full hearings
and Investigations, not permitting the
suspension of mayors or aldermen
without court trial; declaring for the
complete autonomy of municipalities
in accordance with the constitution;
providing for the formation of the mu
nicipality of Havana into a federal
district, the officials of which shall be
named by a commission appointed by
congress; favoring a new election law
which shall provide that registrations
be supervised by judicial authorities
and delegates from each party, and
declaring that each party shall have
absolute respect for the rights of mi
norities in all elections."
If the revolutionists and liberals ac
cept the propositions the war' will be
declared ended by the moderates.
MAD DOG TREED 22 MEN.
Automohllist, Wheelman anil Twenty
Laborers Roosted an Hour.
A Great Dane dog of Huntington, L.
I., went mad after being bitten by a
small terrier, and treed his master,
who Jumped from his motor car when
the animal clambered In. Besides Mc
Mulkln, the owner of the dog, there
were a chance bicyclist and twenty
workmen roosting on branches, while
the dog pranced about, snapping at
everything In sight.
McMulkln was in his car when the
dog jumped for him. He sprang out
without stopping the car. The ma
chine went on and smashed Itself
against a tree. The dog kept the men
treed about an hour and then ran at
full speed down the road. He has not
been seen since.
SHE SPENT SIX CENTS.
New Jersey Brute Beats Woman with
The expenditure of 6 cents for
household necessities without her hus
band's approval may cost Mrs. Will
lam Leonard, of Paterson, N. J., her
life. She now is In the hospital in a
precarious condition and her husband
is under arrest charged wlih beat'ng
her with an ax handle.
According to the story told the po
lice by Leonard's 10-year-old son,
Leonard became furious when he
missed 6 cents which he had left In the
house. When Mrs. Leonard admitted
she spent the money the boy says hiH
father attacked her us she stood with
her month-old baby in her arms. He
felled her with an ax handle and kick
ed her as she lay on the floor.
LIEUT. TREABWELL KILLED.
American Officer Folia In Rattle with
Lieut. R. E. Tread well, of the Phil
ippine scouts, was killed Monday night
by PulaJanes six miles south of Ba
rauen. He was in commanij of a small
detachment of scouts, whose bivouac
was attacked during the night by a
band of about 100 Pulajanes. Lieut.
Treadwell was the only man hit.
Troops are In pursuit of the band.
Sixty troopers and forty constabu
lary struck a band of Pulajanes near
Sltio Marabou, killed one and wound
ed several of them. Tho rest of the
band escaped. The troops sustained
no casualties and destroyed a large
quantltv of supplies gathered by the
Fasted for 21 Days.
R. G. Treat, who says he was con
nected with the Oklahoma Times
Journal two months ago, was found In
a sand pit at Hoswell, N. M., almost
dead from exposure and starvation and
mentally unbalanced. He was main
taining a forty day fust and says he
had not taken a morsel of food for
PoImiii In Dried Beef.
Ten persons in three different fam
ilies of Kalamazoo, Mich., are lying ot
the point of death, suffering from the
effects of eating dried beef delivered
to their homes Saturday by a men
who cannot be located.
Lower Passenger I'ure,
The Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad company has an
nounced that the passenger rate on
that road will be placed on a basis of
2 V4 cents a mils beginning on Nov, 1.
Leaped from Doctor's Knife.
Fear of the surgeon's knife caused
Marie McCabe, of Chicago, 15 years
old, to leap from the fifth-story win
dow of the apartment building In the
hope that she might succeed in escap
ing an operation which she was told
must be performed to save her life.
Never Battled; Iives to Be 80.
Although he never took a bath,
Aaron ("Blind") Williams, of Gosh
en, Ind., lived to be 80 year old. He
' STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A COX
Shot In Saloon Row Charles Dtigan, a
Norfolk Gambler, Mortally Wound
ed Another Man Killed Quarreled
Over Gambling Other News.
One man was Instantly killed, an
other probably fatally wounded and
another shot in the hip as the result of
a shooting scrape In a saloon at Nor
folk Monday night. Lee Bailey was
killed Instantly and Charles Dugan so
badly wounded that It Is believed he
cannot recover. Earnest Clause, a
bystander, was hit In the hip by a
The men had been quarreling. Bai
ley had a gun and aimed It at ITOgan.
and Is said to have declared he would
will Dugan. Dugan put his face in
the gun'e nose and dared Bailey to
shoot. Later Dugan went for a gun
and then both returned to the saloon
and firing began. Five shots were ex
changed. Bailey was shot in the lung
and fell dead. Dugan was shot in the
stomach and was taken to his room,
where he was operated on.
A fourth person was shot through
the sleeve, but not injured.
ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAIL FAILS.
Oflieer Discovers Hole Dug Partly
Through the Wall.
Another attempt to break Jail has
been made by George Gage, who is
confined at Broken Bow on the charge
of horse stealing. Owing to the large
cage of the Jail being full of men
awaiting trial Gage was placed In the
lunatic cell. Jailer Lowsley on enter
ing noticed the bedding huddled sus
piciously In a corner. Pulling It aside
a large Jiole was discovered drilled
half way through the brick wall. The
work had been done with an old pock
et knife. Although Gage denied hav
ing anything to do with It he was se-
i curely shackled and linked to the steel
bars of the cell. It Is alleged that
Gage escaped from the reform school
where he was sentenced for a term.
Arrested for Intent to Kill.
Alex Green, a laborer on the B. &
M. construction grade near Pleasant
Dale, was arrested Mlnday and
brought to Seward and placed in jail
on the charge of shooting with intent
to kill. A little daughter of Mr
Green was visiting a neighbor named
Slpp and on her return to her home
a little gold ring she had worn was
gone. Green thought some of tho Slpp
family had taken it and he bought a
revolver and went to the Slpp home
and commenced to shoot at tr;e girls
or the family, but fortunately missed
them. The women were fainting whenr
Green finally took to a corn field. He
was captured by the officers and is
awaiting his preliminary hearing.'
Serving Time a Habit.
Tom Etherlngton, who says he has
served so many sentences for petit lar
ceny that he cannot remember their
number, was given thirty days in the
county jail Wednesday for embez
zllng $10 from Miss Major, of Fre
mont. He had not been In Jail for
several months and got a Job as a hack
driver. The woman handed him the
! bill, but instead of handing her back
$9.75 In change, he. Jumped on his
jhack and skipped out to Omaha,
where he was arrested and brought
back to Fremont. As usual he plead
Auction of liOts at Fremont.
An auction sale of lots In the now
Hall & Lee's addition to Fremont was
held on the premises near the new
round house Tuesduy afternoon. There
was a good crowd out and on some of
the most desirable lots the bidding
was spirited. The streets In the addi
tion have been graded and over a
mile of four-foot cement walk laid on
the principal streets. Many of the lots
were sold for building purposes, and
us there Is a good demand for houses
.near the round house quite a building
'boom Is expected down there this fall.
Rig Trulnload of Sheep.
A big consignment of sheep, num
bering 6,000 head, has been brought
by Fred Bartels from Douglas, Wyo.,
,to Hubbard, to be fattened near there
for the market. The train of twenty
three "double-deckeis" was hauled by
two engines. Mr. Bartels found It
would have cost him $500 to unload
the stock enroute, so he made this
contract with the railrond company to
UBe two engines and make fast time.
Laborer Killed r.y Train.
Fred Gutshall, of lllnlr, a fence man
on the M. & O. road, was killed
Thursday when a hand car struck by
the train from Sioux City, was hurtled
through the olr and struck him.
Death was Instantaneous. The body
was badly mangled. Fellow workmen
called to him to run, but ho was try
ing to lift the car off the track.
Omnlia Man Killed by llie Cars.
While trying to bnard a moving
Missouri Pacific freight train at K-'llu.
.Emmett Brlsley, agi-d 25 years, win
run over and died from the Injuries,
His legs were both cut off. one arm at
the shoulder, anil there were other se
vere Injuries. The ynting man's fath
er lives In Omaha.
Safe Crackers Get .Money.
Jacob Klein, Twenty-sixth and X
streets. South Omaha, was loser .by
about $550 in cash anil cheeks Monday
night from the robbery of his safe.
Hurglars entered his wholesale liquor
house through the rear dor. tipped
iover the safe and broke u hole through
the bottom with chisels.
GaMoline Explosion Is I'utal.
M. Cox, Burlington agent at Marsh
land, was killed by an explosion of
gasoline, which occurred while he
was filling the tank that supplies the
water work pump. Mr. Cox leaves a
wife and two children.
Pastor Rcslgim Charge.
Rev. Charles Dalns, of Grand Island,
has tendered his resignation to the
Congregational church of that city t
take effect Oct. 1, or riot later than
Nov. 1, giving lis his reason that he
was not fitted for the work there.
BIG ArPl.U CR'i
Congressman Pnllnnl Estimate Crop
at R0.000 Bushels.
Congressman Pollard estimates that
the apple crop from Pollard & Sons'
orchard near Nehnwka will amount to
60,000 bushels. They have a small
army of men at work picking, sorting,
barrelling and loadlcg on cars. They
are large manufacturers of elder, but
find that they will not be able to man
ufacture all their own crop of apples
will make, so thev are enlarging their
facilities and in a short time will be i
able to Increase the output to 3,000
gallons per day. They expect to make j
125,000 gallons of elder from this
year's apple crop. They have closed
a contract for all the cider they can i
make and will soon be shipping a car i
per day. I
They are firm believers In spraying !
their orchards and have sprayed three
to four times a season for several
years. The result Is that they have
flue, perfect apples, when their neigh
bors have none that are merchantable.
SHERIFF NABS PICKPOCKET.
Caught In Act In Union DcKt at Fre
mont. Denny Brown, alias Lewis, was ar
rested Thursday morning at the Union
depot in Fremont by Sheriff Bauman
on the charge of picking pockets. The
sheriff saw him coming from a crowd
alighting from a westbound Union Pa
cific train and recognized him. Brown
sprinted across the platform and
Northwestern tracks nnd was caught
in a bunch of weeds north of the sta
tion Just as he threw away a pocket
book. He had two pocketbooks on his
person. From papers In the one ho
threw away It had evidently belonged
to a man named Elsenfeldt, of Stuart,
Neb., who was notified by the sheriff.
Brown has served a term In the Doug
las county Jail for picking pockets and
has a record In Kansas City. Pick
pockets were busy at the Union depot
Thursday morning and two cases were
reported, one of $20 and the other of
a smaller amount.
WRECK NEAR CRETE
Through Train Crushes' Into One
l.ouded with Grain.
A flagman, mistaking orders, sent a
through freight into the rear of a
grain freight at Crete Sunday after
noon. Several cars filled with grain
were broken open and the contents
strewn along the track. Traffic was
delayed for several hours.
The brukemon on the grain train
was slightly Injured. The engine men
on the fast freight saved themselves
by Jumping. ThiH Is said to bo one of
the most expensive wrecks ever oc
curring on this division of the Bur
lington. A New Tire Protector.
The Sllama Tire Protector company
of Humboldt has turned out the first
machine-made tire guard for autotno-.
bileB and had the same on exhibition
at Lincoln during the state fair. Tho
factory will soon be in active opera
tion and the guards will be turned out
as rapidly as possible. The demand
promises to be quite heavy as the at
tachment seems quite practical and
has stood very Bovere tests.
Boy Killed by a Horse.
Four-year-old George Dorsey, son
of Conductor John Dorsey, of Norfolk,
was killed while playing In the road
In front of Mn father's home by a
horso that wis being driven by.
George's plzymates rattled tin cans,
and one t-f the horses became frighten
ed and swerved out. striking the little
boy. The hid died from u ruptured
spine shortly after.
Must Face the Music.
C. H. Walker, who Is charged with
securing money for stock in his fake
umbrellu factory at Omaha, transfer
ring It to his wife In Sioux City and
then when the Investor demanded the
return of his money, turning him off
with a personal note which Is not
worth the paper It Is written on, must
stand trial In tho Omaha courts.
Biirglurs at Tckuinali.
The Merchants and Brookings ho
telH at Tekumuh were robbed at about
3 o'clock Tuesday morning. A dia
mond scurf pin valued at $1,000, a few
watches and nbout $50 was taken
from the Merchants hotel. A few
wutches, about $40 in cash and small
er urtlcies were taken from the Brook
ings. There Is no clew.
Fall from Roof Is Fatal.
Joseph Krutnenacher. of Fremont,
was killed by falling off a roof at the
barn of Herman Lange, about four
miles from Scrlbner, Monday after
noon. He was putting up lightning
rods when he slipped, sliding down the
roof, and fell to the ground, striking
heavily on his head and shoulders.
Death was almost instant.
Duvld City's New Hospital.
The new howpltal that Is about to be
built at David City Is to be built of ar
tificial stone manufactured In that
city. The building Is to be 30x46, with
eighteen rooms In all. The operating
room Is rm the second floor. A hot wa
ter plant will be Installed for heat.
Held for Robbing loumi.
r. V. Htorz, charged with robbing
I'liaiies Sheldon, of Stuurt, In., during
the racp meeting held nt Beatrice In
Inly, furnished bond In tho sum of
' I ."00 and was released until the first
biy of the full term of the district
'"mi. He bus been in the county Jail
iuce his urrest.
New p'rn House for Mi-Cook.
McCook's $20,000 opera house Is
fast approaching completion. It will
ent 1,200 people and will have stage
ief ommodailoiis equal to uny emer
gency the equal of the larger cities In
Ue and equipment. It will rank with
the best and largest In the state.
Stone Crusher Is Burned.
TIlM IfirtfM ylntiA r-rtiutw,v ..tan m
. - ..v . . . ' 1 u 1 1 1 VJ i
Davis & Mayne at Blue Springs was
destroyed by fire Thursday morning,
'mailing a loss of $10,000. Coal com
bustion In the bins near the plant la
supposed to have been the cause of
Dr. lYuhod.v Dead.
Dr. Jiimcs 11. I'euboUy, one of the
Idest and best known physicians In
Omaha, Is dead as the result of an
operation. Dr. peabody waa born la
Washington, D. C, March 7, 18S3.
An Inquiry Is being made Into thv
expenditures of the state university,)
evidently with a view to the Introduc"'
tlou of a bill In the next legislature
to reduce the 1 mill tax that goea te
the support of the university. Thla
levy has been Increasing from year t
year owing to the Increase In the as
sessed valuation of all property of the
state. In 193S the assessed value of
the state, on which the 1 mill levy waa
based, was $ 1 88, 458. $79; In 1904,
$294. 779.244; In 1905. $304,000,000;
In 1906, $313,000,000. The levy pro
duced In 1903. $188,458; in 1904,
$294,779; In 1906. $304,000; In 1906 It
will produce $313,000. At the close of
the bleunlum, in November, 1904, a
total of $600,000 had been expended
by the university from a total of
$874,500 appropriated by the legisla
ture for the university for all pur
poses, Including $231,491 spent for
salaries and nearly $100,000 for build
Iiirs. An appropriation of $35,000 for
a building wus not expended owing to
the failure of the regents to secure
plans and begin work In time. The
friends of the university will oppose a
reduction of the 1 mill levy on the
ground that all of the money appro
printed by the legislature Is need and
that if the university Is to retain It
place in the educational world It must
be liberally supported. It is said that
during the last five years Missouri,
Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois univer
sities have been taking some of Ne
braska's best talent by paying higher
wages. The puy roll of Wisconsin in
1904 was $323,527, of Michigan $421,
442, of Nebraska, J 1 03.937.
Because of his refusal on July 21
to draw a warrant for $78.50 on a
$5,000 appropriation from the federal
government to the University of Ne
braska Agricultural college. State
Auditor R. M. Sarles has been mad
defendant tn a mandamus suit before
the supreme court for the purpose ot
compelling him to do bo. The action
Is brought In the name of tho Spencer
Lens company, a firm dealing In opti
cal Instruments, which holds a claim
for apparatus sold to the agricultural
school, but It Is In reality backed liy
the university board of regents, which
desires tn have the $5,000 placed at It
disposal for the current expenses of
the branch institution. The university
people maintain that the act of con
gress appropriating the money waa a
direct donation to the agricultural ex
periment station mill as such the uni
versity authorities have a right to use
It regardless of any action by the state
legislature.' 'As the congressional act
provides tit at It must.be paid out for
' expenses incurred prior to June 30 of
'.his year, they are extremely desirous
ot getting the money uow.
Hattie E. Seagren, of Holdrege, th
laundry girl who charged Dr. D. S.
Palmer with criminal practices, haa
disappeared. She first testified against
the physician and Inter filed un affi
davit denying the tiuth of htr first
tntement. The state board of health,
which had recommended that Dr.
Pulmcr's license be revoked, still has
tho case under consideration. An affi
davit filed by another person Inti
mate that the girl in the cut3 Ta(
Improperly Intluenc-ed when she re
tracted her accusation. John Wyatt,
employed in a laundry, who originally
testified In a wuy to corroborate tho
rhargos against the physician, later
filed an affidavit denying his state
ment. He has now filed nn affidavit
saying that he wun pnld $10 by th-j de
fense to contradict tils iirnt statement.
Within three hours from tho timo
that C. A. Davis, of Friend lost $4,20'l
In cash and drufts at tho state fa't
grounds, suppose-illy from the opera
tions of a pickpocket, all but $50 of
that sum was delivered back to him
through the ugncy of the exposition
management. The envelope which
contained the money was found on a
plate In one of the exhibits at horti
cultural hall, where someone had
pluced it under an apple to keep It
from blowing nwny. Fifty dollars In
greenbacks that the envelope had con
tained was missing, but the remaining
contents were Intact. The finder of
the envelope took It to headquarters,
where Davis had previously reported
his loss, and it was promptly returned
Auditor Searle has looked up th
Jaw In regard to fees for county cor
oner and finds that they are entitled
to no more than $10 for acting In cases
of accidental death, murder or suicide,
which come before them. The coroner
of Douglus county wrote to the aud
itor relative to this point, stating that
$25 was formerly allowed there In ev
ery cose, but that the county auditor
hud cut It down this year to $10. The
writer of the letter thought that $
mlstuko might have been made In
printing the law us it uppears In the
statute books governing the compen
sation of coroners. Auditor Searle,
however, has detected no error, and,
so far us he can leurn, $10 bus always
been the legal fee applying to ull
bounties of the state.
Examiner A. E. Ward, a member of
the state examining committee for
rounty certificates, of the state super
intendent's olllco, has handed Superin
tendent Mcllrlen his resignation as a
member of the suid committee, to ac
cept the chairmanship of tho congres
sional committee of the Third district.
His duties on the state examining
committee will be assumed by Mis
.:.ri Rowland, who has served as seo
etary of the committee.
The state board of educational lands
and funds bought $25,000 of Massa
chusetts state bonds at a rate to net
the state 3.43 per cent Interest The
purchase was not made in pursuance
of an advertisement for bids, but was
rather a little private purchase de
cided upon after Slate Treasurer Mor
tensen reported that the money neces
sary was on hand. State Treasurer
Mortensen said he conuiduied the offer
a good one and the majority of the
board accepted It.
HOW RAILROAOS BUY RAILS.
Chief KKlaieer of Mae Drlermlae
Amount to Re VeC
Steel rails form one of the costliest
Items In the annual expenditure of a
railrond, nnd the manner In which a
nil road buy It rails from one of the
jfrent steel concerns I one which sug
gests the Importance of tlie nnnual
event. In alt the large systems the
president nnd bonrd of directors are
notified nnd the matter la first passed
ioii by them before the purchnslnff
agent of the rnllrond begin to work
out the detail, sayi the Noy York
It Is a small order those days when
a system orders 10,000 tons of steel
rails.- At the present prices for mils
nn order of 10,000 tons means nu out
lay In ensh of f2.S0.000. More fre
quently, however, orders for rails run
up iibovo $1,000,000 a year. There ore
no rail equipment trusts by which the
cush Is furnished, as there are car .
trusts and equipment trusts. As n re
sult, when the rnlls nre being delivered
cash Is paid.
Usually It Is the chief engineer of
n rnllrond system who makes up his
estimates of the necessities of the com-
Ing year for the compnny. The main
line, he figures, needs so ninny ton of
henry standard rnlls nnd the brunches
require so ninny tons. Usually his es
tlmntes nre cut down when the jiresl-
i dent nnd his subordinates go over the
mutter, hut then, ngnln, they may ber
Incrensed. Other chnnges nre made
when the Ideas of tho president nre
sugKested to the engineer. When the
flint! estlmntes nre mnde up the mutter
Is presented to the drectors by the
presldeut nnd the purchnse Is then au
thorized. The engineer ngnin tnkes up
the subject, together with the pur
chasing ngent. The engineer makes up -siieclflcntlons
n ml the purchasing de
pnrtment gets In touch with the steel
rnll concerns. Freight charges nnd
nearness to point of shipment nre
among tho considerations which the
purchuslug depart units linvo to weigh..
When the engineer's depnrtment has
compiled the details of the grade o
steel with the proportion of the essen-
tlals Unit nre to enter the rnll then the
j order Is taken tip by the president
ngnln and conferences nre held with.
' the leading ollUinls of the steel com
pany. After ninny suggestions nnd"
chunges the order Is flunlly placed.
Maklnir Fori from Waste.
It has been estimated that hi the-
I mining of cofil, the dust, slack and.
j screenings represent nearly a fourth of
the output of the mines, writes W..
Frank - MvCtttretu Technical World,,
Sf.tjfazlMe. To utilize these products-
has long becu u problem. The fact that
In France, (Jerinnny, and Cnrdiff,
Wales, the utilization of this waste has
lieeii nn established Industry for years,
lent Impetus to the Introduction of
some such plnn In America; but Euro
pean methods, It wus found, could not
he advantageously adopted her.e. The
advanced price of coal and the likeli
hood of strikes, however, have kept the
problem of using waste products to the
front, until now Inventive geniiiH Is be
ing crowned with success nnd both an
thracite :iud bituminous fields will ere
Ions he profiling greatly thereby.
A new machine, recently completed
, in Its fliMt prnctlcnl tests at St. Louts,
; Mo,, produced from what was previous
i ly cgnsldored waste products eight tons
j of fuel In one hour's time. This fuel
Is In the form of brlcpiettes each ova
j In shape, weighing three-fourths of i
iHiiin-1 and being 3 Inches In diameter
( and 1 Inches tb'ck. This Is much-
sinullcr than the briquettes produced In.
Kurope, which seldom weigh less tbanO-
pounds each. The smaller size Insured-
more perfect combustion.
John Itldgley Carter, secretary of the
American embassy at London, was pi
loting Homo American friends ft hrougb
tho museum nt Hastings when he ob
served nu unhappy attendant wearing
u military uniform, with a helmet front
which u chin-strap hung, at whom an
Inquisitive tourist wa firing nil man
ner of silly quesUons.
The tourist's last question was : "Say,
what Is that strap under your chla
Tho attendant sighed. "The strap Is
to rest my Jaw when I get tired answer
ing questions," said he. Harper's
Where Amber la Found.
The shores of the Baltic Sea are
the world's principal source of amber.
Here ,i large number of people earn a
precarious livelihood gathering tho pre-,
clous substance along the shore. At
some points along the const divers
search the bottom of the sen for lumps
of nmlier hidden In the seaweed or
Jammed between rock. The largest
piece ever found weighed eighteen
pounds, viilued at 10,01 !0. It Is now
In the Itoynl Museum In Ilerlin. Tech
"Wonder why It's su easy for a fel
low to get engaged nt a summer re
sort?" "Kver look Into one of these summer
"Well, when a girl sees herself h
one of those, she's ready to accept al
most anybody." Cleveland Leader.
Mr. Dresner Your hat looks very
- well with that wing In it.
J Mrs. Drusser Yes, but it would look
better with two wings In It '
Mr. Dresser-Oil, that's merely
i matter of u pinion. Philadelphia Led
J It some people should make it rah
to pay as they go they would uever fSt
very far owuy from haui
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