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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD,
DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 190G.
LATEST BY THJGIMPII
SUMMARY OP THE NEW3 CP
TOE WHOLB WORLD.
TO OUST OIL TRUST
a-kxas rkgixs v.n ox waters.
State Socks to Recover $5,228,400 for
Violation of I,av Company Al
leged to Do Part of Standard Oil
The long ejtpected suit by tho state
of Texas against the Water-Pierce Oil
company was filed Thursday evening
In the Twenty-sixth district court by
Assistant Attorney General Llghtfoot.
The suit Is for ouster from the state
and cancellation of permit to do busi
ness In Texas for violation of the anti
trust laws and for penalties aggregat
ing $5,228,400. The penalties cover
a period since 1900, the year In which
the company was readmitted to the
The state alleges in its petition that
the Waters-Pierce OH company has
been affiliated with and a part of the
Standard Oil company since Us or
ganization. The state also prays for
an Injunction restraining the defend
ant company from doing business oth
er than an Interstate business within
the state of Texas. The petition al
leges that the reorganization of the
Waters-Pierce Oil company In 1900 Is
fraudulent and that the conduct of the
business of the company was In no
sense changed by or after the noml
Inal reorganization. The state also in
cludes copies of the trust agreement
of the severaj oil corporations and the
affidavit of H. C. Pierce denying and
swearing that the Waters-Pierce OH
company was a member or party to a
The state alleges that the Standard
Oil company not only dominates the
Waters-Pierce OH company, but the
Corsicana Refining company at Cor
eicana and the Security Oil company,
of Beaumont, and also oil companies
and refineries of Texas.
ACCUSED OP BLACKMAIL.
Former Member of the St. Louis
House of Delegates.
Wm. H. 1 IUtter, of Denver, former
member of the St. Louis house of dele
gates, who wrote Gov. Folk last week
volunteering to come to St. Louis and
testify regarding the handling of boo
dle money when he was a lawmaker,
Is in Jail at the latter place. He was
arrested at Hannibal, Mo., Wednes
day night while en route back to Den
The arrest was made at the Instiga
tion of Circuit Attorney Sager, who
charges Hitter attempted to extort
money from R. II. Snyder, of Kansas
City, by threatening to testify that
Snyder gave him boodle money to dis
tribute when the Central Traction bill
franchise was voted upon.
Eugene Sweeney, identified with the
traction deal as a promoter, Is also In
YOUNG OFFICERS FOR SERVICE
AVaslilngtou Picking Men for Possible
Work in Cubu.
Young officers for command In Cu
ba in case the army is sent there is
the plan practically decided upon by
the war department. Gen Frederick
Funston probably will be In com
mand, and his chief lieutenants are
likely to oc Brig. Gens. Thomas H
Barry and William P. Duvall. These
.two officers have recently completed
an inspection of the German manue
vers In Europe and have notified the
war department that they intend to
sail for this country on Sept. 29, but
owing to the acute situation In Cubu
they have been advised that their
presence In this country at an earlier
date will be desirable.
Zlon I Section "Square."
Judge Landls, of tho federal court
decided Thursday there were no irreg
ularities in the election of Wilbur C
Vollva as general overseer of Zlon
church. The court declared he will
hereafter recognize Voliva as the head
of the church and directed that the
receiver appolntd by the court do like
Hotel is Sued for $5,000.
Because he was Injured on the head
in a fight in the barroom of the Mon
damin hotel at Sioux City, la., last
spring, C. E. Fogtman, of Milwaukee,
Wis., has Instituted a $5,000 damage
suit against the proprietors of the ho
tel. Robbers Iioot a Rank.
Eight masked and heavily armed
burglars held the people of White
Cloud, Minnesota, at bay early
Thursday, rifled the Newaygo County
bank and secured about $3,000.
Sioux City IJve Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Stockers
and feeders, $3.80. Top hogs, $6.05.
Passengers Are Rescued.
The steamer State of Ohio went
aground on Rattlesnake Island, at the
foot of Put-In Bay, near Cleveland, O.,
early Thursday. All the passengers
were taken off safely.
Huys 200.000 Ounces of Silver.
The director of the mint Wednes
day purchased 200,000 ounces of fin
liver, one-half for the Denver and
one-half for the New Orleans mint
,at (t.SS cents per ounce.
IX NEED OX MIDWAY ISLAND.
Few Supplies for Mongolia's Marooned
The plight of the 600 passengers of
the Pacific Mail steamship Mongolia,
which recently went ashore near Mid
way Island, was made known to gov
ernment officers at Washington Wed
nesday through a cablegram received
by the manager in that city of the
Commercial Cable company. The ne
cessity for the Immediate sending of
supplies was made apparent, and the
question was raised If it would be in
contravention of the coastwise naviga
tion laws to send a relief ship under
foreign register. The matter first was
brought to the attention of the de
partment of commerce and labor, and
in turn the treasury department ofK
clals were consulted, and the decision
was reached that there would be no
objection to sending the foreign built
cableshlp Restorer, now at Honolulu,
to Midway at once, carrying needful
provisions, supplies and wrecking ap
paratus for the relief of the Mongolia
and passengers. There are ordinarily
less than forty people on Midway Isl
and, and the Influx of 500 additional
population would mean a serious
drain on the resources of the island
unless immediate relief were given.
There Is no change in the position
of the Mongolia. The weather condi
tions continue the same. The passen
gers of the liner are all well. Every,
thing is well organized.
YALE GRADUATE TO PRISON.
Scion of Rich Family Gets Three
Charles F. Bronson, son of the late
Deacon L, I. Bronson, president of the
Benedict & Durham Manufacturing
Company, of Waterbury, Conn., and
one of the wealthiest manufacturers In
Connecticut, haa been sentenced to
three years in prison for the whole
sale theft of brass and copper from
Springfield factories. He received his
sentence with a laugh, remarking
"Well, my friends won't worry about
me for a while now, anyway."
A graduate of Yale, lavish with his
money and enjoying a prominent so
cial position, Bronsen operated for
years in this and other cities along
the lines made famous by Raffles.
His first exploit was the rifling of a
clothesline at a school for young worn
en. Afterward he picked the pockets
of the inmates and then made a spe
cialty of stealing Jewels from women
he met at dances.
NO LOOPHOLE IN LABEL.
Pure Food Regulntlans Provide that
It Must Not Be Misleading.
At Tuesday's session, of the special
commission on rules and regulations
for the enforcement of the pure food
and drug act Commissioner Gerry read
the tentative regulations prepared by
the commission regarding the use of
the label. The regulations provide
the principal label shall be printed in
English with or without the foreign
label in addition. The general char
acter and appearance of the label is
left to the manufacturer. The sub
stance, manufacturer and place of
production shall be conspicuously
stated. The label must not be mis
leading with regard to the contents or
origin. No statement by an expert
shall be excuse for any false or mis
leading statement, design or devise.
Scalpers Arc Hard Hit.
Members of four ticket brokers' as
sociations, controlling tho greater part
of that business in the United States,
by a decision of the federal court of
Chicago were perpetually enjoined
from "scalping" tickets of the Penn
sylvanla railroad and other transporta
tion companies. The case originated
In St. Louis during the recent expos!
Editor's Widow Killed by Trolley
Mrs. Nancy Jane Starbuck, of Ham
let, O., widow of. the founder of the
CIncInantI Times and mother of Frank
W. Starbuck, editor of the Racine
(Wis.) Dnily Journal, was Instantly
killed by being struck by an lnterur
ban traction car.
Horses for Cuban Government.
A horse buyer of Junction City,
Kan., received an order for several
carloads of small horses which are to
be shipped as soon as possible to Kan
sas City. He says tho order comes
from the Cuban government.
Tartars Slain by Armenians.
Four Tartar villages In the district
of Sangesur have been reduced to
ashes by Armenians. The Tartar resi
dents of the devastated district who
escaped massacre fled. The bodies of
the slain lie unburied among the
Strike Riots in France.
There are continual collisions at
Grenoble, France, between the troops
and strikers, and several on both sides
have been wounded. The strike move,
ment Is extending.
Grout Gold Shipment.
The steamer Germania arrived In
New York Wednesday with over $15,
000.000 in gold, Baid to be the largest
shipment ever brought to this country.
Appalling Loss of Life.
It Is now estimated that 6,000 Chi
nese lost their lives In the recent ty
phoon at Hongkong.
Steal Famine Funds.
The claim is made by a Yokohama
paper, according to advices from the
orient, that a portion of the funds
sent for the Japanese famine fund
have been embezzled. Three prefects
In north Japan are In prison for em
bezzlement of funds.
Batesville Murderer Captured.
Mike Dolench has been captured at
Barberton, O-.an d recognized as the
man who Hacked one of his country
men to death at Batesvllle, Ind.
EIGHT DIE IX RIVER.
Rock Island Train Plunges Into Rac
Eight people are dead, twenty more
or less Injured and as many more are
missing as the result of the wrecking
of a Rock Island passenger train three
miles from Dover, Okla., at 8:30
o'clock Tuesday morning.
The engine, tender, baggage and
mail cars, smoker and day coach of
passenger train No. 12, northbound,
left the high bridge that spans the
Cimarron river and plunged Into the
current flanked by treacherous quick
sands. The locomotive disappeared
from sight almost Instantly. The mail
and baggage clerks escaped from their
coaches and swam to the shore.
The accident was due to the defect
ive condition of the bridge, which was
swerved out of line by the pressure
of driftwood carried down by the
The train was an hour late and was
running at htgh speed to make up
time. The engine driver did not see
the condition of the bridge until he
was within a few yards, when it was
too late to stop. Ho shouted to his
fireman, threw on the air brakes and
Jumped. He landed on the very verge
of the river bank and escaped unhurt.
The fireman was less fortunate and
sustained severe Injuries.
When the engine struck the bridge
the whole structure suddenly col
lapsed, precipitating the engine, smok
er and day coach Into the water. The
two heavy Pullmans were not pulled
in, but remained on the track.
The scene was one of indescribable
confusion. The shrieks of those Im
prisoned In the partly submerged
coaches were added to the Bhouts of
those on the bank.
It will be impossible to ascertain the
exact number of dead for several days.
Many of those reported missing may
show up safe at some point down the
PLATT FAMILY TROUBLE.
Senator's Stepdaughter, Mrs. F. J. Car
mody. Wants a Divorce.
After only a few months of mar
ried life, months that have been very
unhappy, Mrs. Francis J. Cormody,
wife of the assistant United States dis
trict attorney for the southern district
of New York, and stepdaughter of
Senator Thomas C. Piatt, soon will
seek a divorce.
The marriage of Col. Carmody and
Miss Louise Snow was last December.
It was one of the smartest weddings
of the season. The bridal couple was
showered with gifts and congratula
tions from the hosts of friends of Sen
ator Piatt, Mrs. Piatt and the family.
The honeymoon was hardly over be
fore differences arose that caused
Last April, by mutual consent, they
parted, and Mrs. Ca,rmody returned to
her mother, with whom she has pass
ed the summer quietly at the beauti
ful country estate of Senator Piatt
at Highland Mills, New York. The
separation has been kept quiet and
few knew of It.
LAWSON GETTING WELL.
Son of "System's" Enemy Says Father
Will Soon Be at Work.
Thomas W. Lawson Is recovering
from his nervous Illness, according to
his son, Arnold Lawson.
"Father is now convalescing after
a critical month of worry and illness
following the death of my mother,"
said Arnold Lawson. "Though al
ready much Improved, his condition
is not such that he can attend to his
business, and he remains In quiet at
Dreamwold, his estate near Egypt,
Mass. The physicians assure us he
will take up his personal business af
fairs within six weeks, and there Is no
reason to believe that he will not en
tirely recover. Father's mind has not
been impaired by his prostration."
The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen, In session at Milwaukee, has
practically decided to change the
name to the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and Englnemen. The
reasons leading up to this are that ful
ly 25 per cent of tho members of the
order are engineers, having been ad
vanced from the timo they first enter
ed the order as firemen to that of en
gineers. Seeks to Recover Million.
The case of Oberlln M. Carter, for
merly captain of a corps of engineers
In the United States army, was re
opened In the federal court at Chicago
Tuesday. The issue at the present
hearing is an attempt by the govern
ment to recover from Carter $1,000,
000, which It Is claimed he stole while
In charge of work at Savannah, Ga.
West Virginia Legislator Murdered
R. H. Baker, aged 76 years, was
found murdered In his store at Bar
bourvllle, W. Va., Monday morning,
his skull having been crushed with a
brick. There Is no dw to the mur
derer. Buker was a member of the
Kansas Ranker Flees.
O; B. Stollard, cashier of the Pe
pie's State bank, of Sedan, Kan., with
deposits of $75,000, disappeared Wed
nesday, leaving a note saying he was
a defaulter and had fled.
Banking Scandal In Holland.
Suspected of embezzlement at
$294,000, Bland Van Den Berg, a no
tary and director of the South Hoi.
land bank, has been taken into cus
tody. The shares of the bank drop
ped 100 per cent on the bourse Tues
day. Famous Southern War Nurse Read.
Mrs. Marlon Wallace Vail, of St.
Louis, Mo., daughter of the confeder
acy, who was conspicuous during the
civil war as a nurse, Is dea,
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Rains Stop Trains Sorle Storm
Docs Great Damage Throughout
the State One Penality Reported
from Pender Other State News.
With roadbeds under from one to
ten feet of water, several bridges gone
and tracks washed from the grade by
the cloudburst of Saturday night and
Sunday, train service between Sioux
City and Nebraska was temporarily
In front of the station at Jackson
the track was under two feet of water.
It was out in several places between
Jackson and Dixon. The track was
not broken, but slewed from the
right of way, and In some places was
under six feet of water.
On the Great Northern road some
difficulty was experienced In getting
men to work In the worst places,
where the water was up to their
The Logan valley is entirely covered
with water and at 6o'clock Monday
morning the water was 22 Va Inches
higher than has ever been known be
fore in the Logan creek. All of the
houses on the Logan bottom have wa
ter In them and a great many people
have had to move out.
One family was moving out about 4
o'clock Monday morning when the
wagon tipped over, drowning a boy
about 8 years old by the name of
The damage In Pender in the way
of sidewalks, buildings, bridges,
tirades, etc., will be about $8,000.
A Wayne special says: The worst
and most destructive rain storm ever
known In this section of the state oc
curred Saturday night, rain falling
nearly all night. Dogtown, Deer and
Logan creeks were out of their banks
Sunday morning and the valleys were
flooded for miles, entailing a loss of
thousands of dollars to the farmers
and other property owners.
An Immense amount of hay Is de
stroyed and considerable small grain.
Cattle and hogs were lost, fences
washed away and destruction wrought
on every hand. Roe & Fortner lost
many hogs and Kerwln Bros, cattle.
In the brick yards of J. F. Sheerbahn
many thousand brick ready to burn
were ruined, besides other damage
to the plant.
NIOBRARA MAN DISAPPEARS.
Goes to Omaha to Enter Hospital and
All Truce of Him is Lost.
A telephone message to the Omaha
police Monday night from Frank Nel
son at Niobrara, Neb., asked the aid of
the local "authorities in finding Charles
Karlstrahm, a Swede, 75 years old,
who came to Omaha three weeks ago
for the purpose of securing medical
treatment and entering a hospital.
Karlstrahm Is a person of some prom
inence in Niobrara and no word hav
ing been received from him by his
friends there since he came to Omahn,
has caused considerable anxiety.
He was last seen two weeks ago so
far as the police can learn. On com
ing to Omaha he had with him about
$200 in cash and his friends are
greatly worried, lest he has met foul
play, and are anxious to receive some
information regarding him.
CLOUDBURST NEAR JACKSON.
Damage in Valley of Elk Creek Esti
mated at 9100.000.
At 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning wa
ter from a cloudburst In the north
western part of Dakota county and
the eastern part of Dixon county,
rushed down the valley of Elk creek,
sweeping away hundreds of tons of
hay, drowning lings caught In pens,
flooding cellars, washing away railroad
tracks and doing other damage, all of
which Is conservatively estimated at
$100,000. The wave of water In the
creek when it struck Jackson was sev
en feet high. The Omaha and Great
Northern roads both lost considerable
Murdered by His Sons.
Isaac Williams, a wealthy farmer
living eight miles north of Auburn,
was Thursday shot and killed by '-'-two
sons, Clarence and Charles, u
respectively 23 and 21 years. Tl.iy
had quarreled over money matters
and the sons claim their father attack
ed them with a pitchfork and they
shot in self-defense. They are in Jail.
Woman Steps Off Moving Train.
Mrs. Nancy Cozad, 68 years old.
stepped off tho eastbound train as It
was aprpoachlng Beaver City and the
wheels of the rear coach passed over
her right ankle, crushing the bones
and amputation was necessary. Mrs.
Cozad went to the platform when the
conductor announced the station and
stepped off the car.
Engine Mashes Roy's Hand.
Frank Johnson, 14 years old, son of
M. Johnson, traveling man for the
Standard OH company, was fooling
with a gasoline engine In the feed
store of W. B. James at Ktuuit and
got his hand mashed to a pulp. The
lingers and purt of the hand had to
bo amputated. No one was near when
the accident huppened.
Big 1 41 ml Deal.
One of the largest land deals made
In Stanton county within recent years
was consummated a few days ag),
when John S. Bllby, of Quitman, Mo.,
transferred to John A. Wlsherd, of
Stanton, 4,800 acres of Stanton county
land, the consideration ! Ing in round
Must Face the Music.
C. H. Walker, who is charged with
securing money for stock In his fake
umbrella 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 ofr
with a personal note which Is not
worth the paper it Is written on, must
stand trial In the Omaha courts.
Slight Frost at Broken How.
A slight frost prevailed in the coun
try around Broken Bow Thursday
night. Little damage was done.
NEW HOSPITAL FINISHED.
State Board Accepts Bulklliig for the
The new cottage at the Kcbraakl
state Insane hospital at Norfolk Hai
Deen comploted and accepted by in
state board of public lands and build
ings, who were In Norfolk Thursday.
The board express themselves as very
much pleased with the new building
and say that It Is the best cottage on
The capnclty of the other three eot
atges of the hospital Is 160, but 114
are now being taken care of, showing
that added room Is much needed.
There are 69 rooms In the building. A
new feature, unknown to any other In
sane hospital. Is an out of doors porch,
enclosed, for winter use. This porch
is on all three floors and will give ex
ercise and air to the patients all win
EXERCISES AT BELLE YUE.
Superintendent Davidson of Omaha
Following out the Idea that a good
start Is half the race, Dr. Wadsworth
secured the presence of Dr. Davidson,
superintendent of the Omaha school,
to give an address to the students at
Bellevue Tuesday. That Dr. David
son's address was an exlcellent force
to start the work of the year no one
who heard It can doubt. Dr. Davidson
took as his subject for the morning,
"The Great Problem of the American
School and College." Under this title
he made a magnificent appeal to the
students for a "good citizen." He
summed up the substance of his ad
dress In the motto he gave from the
Hampton Institute, "God and country
first, ourselves afterward."
FAMINE IN SCHOOL TEACHERS.
Prospect of Continuous Holiday for
Some Youngsters In Nebraska.
A shortage of school teachers Is re
ported by Superintendent Stahl, at
West Point, who Is unable to find a
sufficient number to supply the schools
of Conway county.
Superintendent Stahl recently made
a trip to Dodge county and he finds
the same state of affairs exists there,
no unemployed teachers being avail
able. Several schools In Hall county are
also without teachers. Miss Brown,
the county superintendent, has been
endeavoring to place teachers in them,
but she has so far failed In getting
anyone to take them. Salaries of $30
and $35 are offered.
LINCOLN MAN KILLED.
Thought to Bo Suicide, the Result .
The body of a harvest hand, Jack
Foster, formerly of Lincoln, was found
on the Milwaukee track near Mellette,
S. D., terribly mangled, three trains
having passed over him before he was
It Is believed he threw himself in
front of one of tho trains with sulcldul
Intent, the result of domestic troubles.
It Is not known Jus when he commit
ted the deed.
About three months ago he separat
ed from his wife after a quarrel, the
result of long disagreement. Since
then brooding seemed to drive him out
of his head.
STOCK TRAINS IN COLLISION.
Three Men Injured In Krnnslmp on
Burlington Near Whitman.
A rear end collision between two
stock trains on the Burlington road
occurred a mile west of Whitman,
Sunday, resulting In the serious in
Jury of a brakemnn and two stockmen,
together with the piling up of a num
ber of cars containing stock. As tho
means of securing information are
limited the names of the injured and
the cause of the wreck cannot be ob
tained at this hour.
Strange Dlscnsc AUueks Hogs.
A disease has been devastating this
swine herds for the lust two or threo
weeks near Wood River, and continues
to rage in unabated fury, with the ro
sult thnt the stockmen are suffering
severe losses. The disease is spreading
rapidly and many of tho farmers are
disposing of their herds, fearing that
the disease will attack them. All kinds
of hog cholera medicine and prepara
tions have been used, but with very
little success. The disease Is altogeth
er (HIT e rent from the ordinary hog
cholera, but is equally as disastrous,
and unless something Is done at once
to check Its spread there will be very
few hogs In this community to eat the
big corn crop now ripening.
State Must Not Interfere.
The state game and fish laws are
not binding on military reservations.
Chief Gnmo Warden Carter has a let
ter from Secretary of War Taft, stat
ing that he must not Interfere with
hunting on the Fort Niobrara reserva
tion. Recently the warden's deputies
were escorted off the reservation by a
squad of soldiers and the warden ap.
pealed to the war department.
Grand Jury Proves Into Asylum.
The Madison county grand Jury con
vened at Madison Monday to probe
charges agulnst the Insane hospital at
tendants. Joe Wiles, one of the at
tendants, returned from Maine volun
tarily to be present In case he Is
David City Man DlsnpiM-ars.
K. Carson, who came to David City
early in the spring, as a painter, and
vhb a good one, and worked up a nice
business, keeping three or four men
-ii!-y most of tho time, came up miss
Inn last week, leaving no word where
he was going.
Hunter Accidentally Shot.
While out hunting with some
fi lends thirty miles southeast of Bas
sett Tuesday afternoon Noah Crau-
dall was accidentally shot and killed
Attempt to Itob Bank Falls.
An attempt was made Sunday night
to rob the Farmers' and Merchants'
bank at Hay Springs. The safe of the
bank was ruined by dynamite, but
the funds were not reached. Officers
f.re on tho truck of the burglars.
Woman I'ulaiy Burned,
Mrs. Elmer J. Miller, of Grand Isl
and, was futally burned Monday
morning by the explosion of a can of
kerosene, from which she had poured
a quantity In the stove to start the
The erection of n library and su
preme court building on the capltol
grounds will be asked of the legisla
ture and a warm contest Is likely to
follow. The friends of the movement
urge that the state capltol building Is
now too small, that It is greatly over
crowded during the sessions of the
legislature, and that more room Is
necessary for the hlldlng of court by
the Judges and commissioners. It Is
also urged that the state library should
be housed In a fireproof building for
safety. The plans have not matured,
but It Is believed that a rather small
building, as near Are proof as possible,
will be asked for in which to'house the
court and the library and the office of
the attorney general. Although a
comparatively small building will an
swer the purpose, the lire proofing will
add to the cost. Not less than $100,
000 may be asked for and possibly
more. Many opponents of the plan
have already been heard from. They
say the present quarters will serve for
many years. The most serious objec
tion is In regard to the erection of
other buildings on the capltol grounds.
The eapttol occupies the center of a
space two blocks square and the
grounds are becoming more beautiful
each year. It Is said that what may
be made an exceedingly beautiful pic
ture will be spoiled If buildings are to
be stuck about ths corners of the
To plead with Gov. Mickey for tin
release of her hUBband from the peni
tentiary, Mrs. W. F. Dunn, r,f Decatur,
called at the state house, accompanied
by Chaplain P. C. Johnson, of the
penal Institution, who reinforced her
request with his personal recommen
dation. Dunn was sentenced from
Burt county to one year In the peni
tentiary under the name of M. T.
Hunter for securing $300 from a De
catur bank by mortgaging property
which he did not own. He has served
six months and has four more ahead
of him: after deducting good time. It
Is Bet forth In his behalf that he was
never before convicted of wrongdoing
and that his health Is falling now. He
is almost 70 years of ago and Is the
only veteran of the civil war now In
carcerated at the penitentiary.
Superintendent E. C. Bishop, of th
educational department at the state
fair, has announced that In the coun
ty collective exhibits, Nemaha and
Fillmore counties were no nearly equal
that the Judges could not decide as to
which won first place. Since the five
counties ranking best were awarded
five premiums, Fillmore and Nemahs
were decided as a tie for first pliiee.
Fillmore county was first In the num.
ber of premiums awarded, being
awarded $72 cash. The other prize
winning counties on collective exhib
its were: Dodge, Lancaster, Johnson,
Hall, Pawnee, Franklin. Chase and
Gage. In the city collective exhibits
Geneva was given first place and Au
burn second. Columbus was given
first place In manual training.
When horses, cows, hogs or othe
domestic animals are condemned by
the state veterinarian because of dis
ease, they must be killed and dispo
sition made of their bodies by the
owners. There Is no provision in the
statutes which requires the veterina
rian himself to sluughter the beast
or destroy their carcasses. Further
more, the state will not compensate
the owners for the loss of their prop
erty, and If the sheriff's or other local
officials are called upon to .help gel
rid of the bodies they must look to the
counties for their pay. These rulei
are laid down by Deputy Attorney
Generul W. T. Thompson In answer te
A scare was started at. the state
house by the report that the legislature
would not convene until after the state
officers have gone out of office, which
would prevent the secretary of state
from calling the house of representa
tives to order and the outgoing gov
ernor from delivering his message.
The constitution provides against such
a contingency. The legislature must
convene at noon, the first Tuesday In
January, which, this year will be
New Year's day. The term of state
officers expires tho first Thursday aftei
the first Tuesday,
Attorney General Norrls Brown hai
given Secretary Royse, of the state
banking board, an opinion In which he
says national banks may conduct sav
ings departments without supervision
of the state banking board. As Mr.
Brown has found no authority con
ferred by the national law upon na.
tion banks to conduct a savings bank,
his opinion that they may do so with
out regard to the state law Is not ac
cepted without question by many at
torneys. A proposed building that will meej
with opposition la a new dormitory ai
the soldiers' home at Grand Island.
The need of more room Is said to be
urgent, but owing to the fact that the
Grand Islund Institution lies in a low,
flat valley, the further Improvement of
the home has always met with opposi
tion. Often this opposition takes the
form of a movement to consolidate
the Grand Island home with the sol
diers' home at Milford.
Secretary Royse bag compiled a re
port of the sixty-one building and
loan associations of Nebraska for the
year ending June 30. He finds the re
ports of such associations to be fa
vorable. The members of the board of public
lands and buildings have returned
from a tour of the state Institutions.
It Is reported that from $3,000 to
$4,000 is needed for a new roof for
the girls' Industrial school at Geneva,
$3,000 for new walks and repairs at
the soldiers' home at Grand Island;
and additional boilers at the Norfolk
asylum. The reconstruction of the
west wing of the old building at Nor
folk has been accepted by the board.
It cost $24,14$. The roof of the Ge
neva Institution was destroyed by fire.
RIXKY 8EES MANY HOSPITALS.
Ike Service 1st V. S.
Surgeon General Rlxey of the nary la,
a trip around the world acquired consid
erable Information concerning the bos
Ital service of thi
navies of several
countries, bat mor
particularly the Befti
pital .service of the,
f. V J Unlteu" States. A
found much that
I iyr could be Improved at
j0 tne hospital stallof'
and he win recom
mend that a deten
Da. Hixrr. tion house for en
listed men similar to that at Newport b
constructed there. At Honolulu he fouixl
health conditions satisfactory.
At Yokohama the United States has
Urgs naval hospital, over which thetned
teal corps exercises complete jurisdiction.'
This was found In good condition and
work was in progress upon a new admin-l
Istratlon building. At Nagasaki and
Shanghai the sanitary conditions of the)1
hospitals where the sick sailors are taken1
were found In a fair condition, but not at
satisfactory as the hospital at Yokohama.
Surgeon General Itixey passed some
time in the Philippines and not only visit,
ed the hospitals of the navy, but went!
through the hospitals In Manila, and es
Veclally studied the sanitary conditions of
that city. The naval hospital at Cana
cao, near Cavite, is declared to be In good
condition, especially from a sanitary;
point of view. At Olongopo, which Is the
proposed naval station for the Philip
pines, but which is still in a state of In
completeness, the sick quarters -vers
At Paris and London the general
Ited the hospitals. From the naval
pital at London, an Institution similar
the building this government is erecting
t Norfolk, be obtained information that
will be useful In the arrangements of ths
AVALANCHE OF MUD.
Itssalaa Town Overwhelmed b Sw
An avalanche ef mud sud slime over
whelmed the township of Kwarell, a few
miles from Tiflis. tactically without
warning the side of a mountain rising:
over the district broke away and people
and cattle were burled.
At least 255 persons have been burteeV
alive. The streets are flooded six feet
deep with yellow mud. Acres of crops
bay been destroyed and hundreds of head
The township of Kwarell occupies a
srea of about five kilometers In the val
ley of Tslaw, In the Caucasus. Similar
disasters, but of less magnitude, are fre
quent In the valleys of the Transcaucasns,
bat never before has such an avalanche
brought down such wholesale destruction.
Tiflis itself is a city of 120.000 people.
For days the Greek priests in the mosques'
hare issued warnings of an Impending
calamity. In the panic which followed
the landslide these warnings were recall
ed. Many fled for refuge to the boly
mountain Avlabar, a pan the erammit of
which stands the white Church of St,
Kwarell Is In the mountainous regions
sf the Caucasus, where the mountains are
of a semi-volcanic nature and where hot
sulphur springs abound. Disasters of the
kind occurring at Kwarell are so common
the people have learned to disresard then),
but it is comparatively seldom that towns
are destroyed, much of this region being
PACKERS' BUSINESS INCREASE.
Grill a B Haa Tio Appreciable Effect
oa the Domes tie Sales.
The output of products of the Chics gV
stock yards pnekiug companies for do
mestic oeniumption, for the first seveS
months of this year has increased mate
rially over the volume of business for ths
same period Jn other recent years, in spits
of the severe grilling the big packers re
ceived during most of thnt time at the)
hanils of federal, State nud city officials
and the newspapers of the entire world.
The report of the Department of Com
merce and Labor, made piblic in Wash
ington, shows this to be a fact. The
figures of the trade movements of ths
country are given for July and for ths
seven months ending with July.
Shipments of packing house products)
from Chicago, with comparisons, follow:
July 1904, 130.000,710 pounds; 1903,
192,490,724 pounds; 1906. 203,252,030
First seven months 1904. 1,400,00,
000 pounds ; 1905, 1,3.80,000,000 pounds ;
1900, 1,075,430,202 pounds.
The three largest items were 670,041,
605 pounds of dressed beef. 510,712,163
pounds of cured meats and 213,929,253
pounds of lard, t
Simplified spelling has been adopted is
the schools of I'laiutield, N. J.
New Britain, Conn., raises the mini
mum salary from $380 to $3100.
There are now 303 schools la Canada
for Indians, who number 107,637.
In Milwaukeo college graduates receive
$100 more salary a year than others.
Forest sanatoria for weakly school chil
dren have been established by the Ilerlia
The New York City board of educatioes
has adopted a list of 300 words with sim
The children of Kansas City spelled 10
per cent better than those of Springfield.
Mass., ia 1840. ,
Russia devotes 20 cents a bead to edu
cation. This is but half of 1 per cast of
her total budget.
Sou a Carolina is diaeu-aing pubUs
high school system, recent legislation bar
ice, been passed ia its fa ver.
Ia New Jersey the average annual sal
ary of the teachers is $508.83, as inc
of $5.58 over the preceding year.
An Iowa County Superintendent
his teachers send in a report ef ths pleat
ing of trees and shrubs oa ths school
grounds to be kept and displayed La Jb
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