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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1906.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
SUMMARY OP THE NEWS CP
THE WHOLE WORLD.
BANDITS ARE ROUTED
AFFAIR IX MKXICO NOT A REVO.
Sharp Skirmish at Jlmlncx -Several of
the Outlaw Band Killed by Troops,
Who Regain Possession of the Town
About 100 In Revolutionary Army
A courrier Just arrived says that the
revolutionists and a force from Ciu
dad Porfirlo Dlas clashed Wednesday
night at Victoria, about five miles
south of Jimlnex, that one ranger was
killed and that the revolutionists left
several dead. They scattered and are
being; pursued by Mexican troops.
Jiminez is now In possession of the
latter. The affair is regarded aa pos
sessing; but little of a revolutionary
or political character.
An Eagle Pass special received late
"A government force of seventy-five
cavalrymen encountered forty self
styled revolutionists thirty miles above
here and dispersed them, killing two.
One hundred more soldiers are com
ing from Monterey."
The following telegram was received
at the treaury department in Washing
ton Thursday from the collector of
customs at Eagle Pass, Tex.:
"Wednesdayaboutthirty bandits and
smugglers took possession of Jiminez,
a small town in Mexico thirty miles
above Eagle Pass. A fight ensued with
Mexican soldiers. Several men were
killed. Sensational reports were sent
out, the press dispatches describing
It as a revolution. Efforts may be
made to induce the war department
to send troops here. Nothing serious
In the situation is reported up to the
RICH MAN SLAIN BY BOY.
Tragedy Follows Armed Attack on
Home In New York.
Clifford Bonneville, a wealthy resi
dent of Linlithgow, N. T., died Thurs
day from wounds from a gun fired by
J. Foster Feller, a 17-year-old son
of Deputy Sheriff John H. Feller. On
Monday Bonneville, who had been
drinking, it Is said, drove his wife and
five children out of doors and they
sought refuge at the Feller home. Lat
er he obtained two revolvers and went
to the Feller house and pounded on
the door. He had smashed In a panel
of the door, when young Feller from
an upper story window warned him
away. Bonneville pointed a revolver
at the youth, ro the latter says, but
Feller fired the contents of a double
barreled shotgun at him, fatally
wounding him. Bonneville made a
fortune through the discovery that tho
rocks along the Hudson produced ce
ment equal to the best Imported ce
ment, buying up many acres of land
BODY IS IDENTIFIED.
Is Sonic Light on Minneapolis Hotel
The body of the woman found In
the Glenwood hotel at Minneapolis,
has been identified as the wife of Har
ry Susaman, who for some time had
been a photographer on a Minneapo
lis newspaper. The couple, who had
been married about a year, are said to
have quarreled two months ago and
separated. A few days ago Sussman
returned and he and the woman went
away together. The police are looking
for the husband.
Wednesday afternoon attendants at
the Glenwood hotel, in Hennepin ave
nue, broke into a room which had
been occupied by a couple who regis
tered on TueBdny as Fred Tyler ana
wife and found in the bed the body of
a young woman. Death was caused
by a bullet which had been fired into
the top of her head.
A Bomb in a Tenement.
An exploding bomb, set off, it is be
lieved, by a revengeful gang of black
mailers, partly wrecked a five-story
tenement house in Williamsburg, N.
Y., Thursday and imperiled the lives
of fifty occupants. No one was hurt.
Ignacio Plglvannl, an Italian banker,
who owns the place, lately received
blackmailing letters, which he Ignored,
I'uiistoii at Havana.
Brig. Gen. Funston arrived in Ha
vana Thursday on the steamer Oli
vette. Ho ri fused to discuss his mis
sion to Cuba or the prospects of Amer
Wreckers Ditch a Train.
Train wreckers removed seven rails
.from the Southern railroad at Barton,
S. C, Thursday morning, derailing a
passenger train. No one was killed.
Sioux City Live SUiek Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Butcher
steers, $5.80. Top hogs, 36.30.
Tl) aw Again Examined.
Harry Thaw, who killed Stanford
White June 25, was examined mental
ly and physically Thursday by the
same alienists who examined him a
few days ago. The specialists made no
public statement. .'
KU'ibilund In llrocni Factory.
Paul O. Stenslai-.d. the Chicago bank
convict, was assigned to cell 22 in the
east wing of the penitentiary at Jollet !
Thursday and was put to work In ths !
sorting room of the broom factory.
JEALOVS; SLAVS WIFE;
Poun Gasoline Over Body, Flrea
Rome, Wounds BeJf.
A. R. Ludwlg, of Mlshawakee, Ind.,
Tuesday afternoon murdered his wife
with a potato mnsher, threw her body
Into a closet, poured gasoline over
her, and set fire to the house. He
then cut his throat and severed the
arteries In his wrists and In one leg.
When firemen broke Into the house
they found Ludwlg lying on the floor.
ie was taken to a hospital and is
not likely to recover. Upon opening
the door leading to a small closet lay
the nude body of Mrs. Ludwlg, her
flesh burned to a crisp.
Ludwlg was of a jealous disposition
and has been auspicious of his wife. A
week ago he visited the newspaper of
fices and desired an article written
announcing that his wife was untrue
to him. He said the report was sub
stantiated by neighbors. Ludwlg seem
ed In a frenty at the time.
It appears that Lud wig's act was
premeditated, as gasoline had been de
livered at the residence Tuesday
morning and two gallons more pur
chased In the afternoon. Ludwlg, It Is
Bald, hade made threats to the neigh
bors against his wife. Both were
prominent In fraternal circles in that
city. Mrs. Ludwlg, who was 35 years
old, Is survived by two children by a
CHICAGO TYPHOID SCARE.
Many Persons Are III with the Bread
The most deadly outbreak of ty
phoid fever since 1893, when hundreds
of persons died of the dread disease,
has stricken Chicago. More than 100
persons are ill of the disease and It is
certain the death roll for the week will
The cause of the epidemic springs
from a source different from the out
break of 1893. At that time the whole,
water supply of the city was polluted.
At present the water Is all right, but
the milk and the ice sent into the city
are far from pure and five cases of the
disease have been traced from one
milk depot alone. Lack of rain In the
rural district is given as the primary
The men in charge of dairies have
been compelled to fall back upon old
and unsed wells in many cases, and
the milk they have sent to Chicago
has not been pure. The Ice companies
also have run short and have import
ed Ice that came from ponds filled
with stagnant and Impure water.
A BAD WRECK IN ILLINOIS.
Vast Train on Wabash Hits an Open
-'.. -. fewltch.
A Wabash fast mall, running seven
ty miles an hour, dashed through an
open switch and into a freight train at
Catlln, 111., Wednesday. The diner
alone escaped the flames which fol
lowed the explosion of the gas tanks
iln the coaches.
Engineer Jonas Butler, Fireman
Walter Ellison and Postal Clerk Ira
Harding and C. H. Karnes, a mail
clerk, are known to have been killed,
and forty-one other people were in
jured, mostly concussions, cuts and
burns. It is believed three or four
of the twelve of the badly burned
children will die. All the Injured were
taken to Danville.
Canned Fruit from Frisco.
The British ship Wanderrer has
cleared from San Francisco for the
United Kingdom with 70,000 cases of
canned fruit, valued at over $250,000,
of which fully 60 per cent was canned
in San Francisco, In a cannery built
and equipped since the April Are. The
Wanderer Is the first ship clearing
from that port for the United States
Kingdom carrying a cargo of Califor
nia fruit this season.
To Sue Woman Who Jilted Him.
Eustace Southard, of Eaglesport,
formerly of Columbus, O., where he
was engaged In the manufacturing
business, is In South Bend, Ind to
bring breach of promise proceedings
against Miss Viola Kellar, of South
Bend. The affair is the outcome of a
matrimonial 'ad." which Southard an
swered. He declares he spent money
lavishly on the young woman.
Idaho Man Missing.
J. C. Burney, of Boise, Idaho, right
eminent commander of the Knights
Templars of Idaho, has mysterlousl
disappeared. He was last seen In Spo
kane, Wash., Monday morning. He
was to Institute a commandery at
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that night, but
never renched that town, nor can any
trace of him be found.
live Hundred Girl Worker Strike..
Five hundred girl twisters at t'.ie
thread mills of the J. & P. Coats com
pany at Pawtucket, R. I , struck Tues
day for a 10 per cent increase in
wages. The back boys struck a week
ago, making the same demand, and a
shutdown of the plant, employing 2,
500 hands, is considered probable.
Bark Ends Eventful Voyage.
The British bark Wynford arrived
at San Francisco Monday after an
eventful voyage of 216 days from
Hamburg. It sailed from that port
on Feb. 20, and was damaged In sev
eral gales and at one time ran out
Firemen Defeat Sargent.
At Wednesday afternoon's session of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Engineers at Milwaukee,
Grand Master Hanrahan was re-elected
over Frank P. Sargent, the vote
being 355 to 290.
ExMlled from Hoard of Trade.
J. W. Cassady, president of the C'as
sady Commission company, of Quincy,
III., was expelled from tho Chlcug
board of trade Wadnesduy on a charge
cf bucket shopping
PLANS TO MOVE ARMY.
Ships Engaged as Transports to
Plans for the transfer of troopi
from the United States to Cuba In the
event of the failure of Secretary
Taft's mission to bring about a peace
ful solution of the trouble In the Isl
and republic have been completed.
The final step was taken Tuesday
according to an announcement made
when the transport Sumner, now lying
at the New York navy yard, was put
in commission. The Sumner is In
readiness for the Immediate embarka
tion of troops.
Negotiations are already under way
for the acquisition of merchant steam
ers to be used as transports.
That the events of Tuesday as told
In the press dispatches have hastened
plans which have been long In prepar.
atlon seems apparent. Additional
warships will reach Cuba within a few
days and will be ready to land marines
if necessary long before the regular
troops, now awaiting orders, can be
moved. Should armed intervention
come these forces will undoubtedly
form the vanguard of the Invading
Secretary Taft has not yet given up
hope of bringing about a settlement
of the difficulties between the Cuban
government and the Insurgents with
out resorting to armed intervention.
The advices from Cuba which have
been received at the executive offices
up to Tuesday night, according to As
sistant Secretary Latta, are by no
means as pessimistic as the newspaper
reports which came from Havana
It appears to be the opinion that
Secretary Taft still believes that peace
may be the outcome, In spite of all the
difficulties which have arisen.
ARE DYING OF FRIGHT.
Still a Panic Among High Slav Offi
cials. In a letter received in Paris from
St. Petersburg Prof. Alexandre Ular,
who is regarded in Paris as the
mouthpiece of Count Wltte, says many
of the highest Russian functionaries
are dying from fright or are on the
point of escaping from the country.
In their case bombs and knives are
no longer necessary. Ular says that
Gen. Skallon, governor general of Po
land, with drums of both his ears de
stroyed by the explosion of a bomb,
is in a state of imbecile collapse, and
probably will be succeeded by Gen.
Rennenkampft. Admiral Dubassoff,
author of the horrors at Moscow,
whose leg was blown off, has received
a present of $500,000 from the czar in
compensation, but his repressive zeal
is at an end, and he-has decided to
spend the rest of his life In foreign
watering places. Ex-Minster of the
Interior Durnovo took refuge In Paris,
but was practically expelled by . M.
Clemenceau for trying to organize a
Russian police system here. His
whereabouts are now absolutely un
known. MORE TROUBLE IN ATLANTA.
Several More Negroes Slain in Georgia
The total known dead in Atlanta,
Ga., as the result of Monday night's
encounters was reported Tuesday as
five negroes, besides Policeman Heard
and Mrs. R. C. Thompson, a white
woman, who dropped dead from ex
citement. Gov. Terrell declared to the Asso
ciated Press that he does not believe
it will be necessary to declare mar
tial law, but as a precautionary meas
ure he intended durljr Tuesday to or
der several companies of state militia
to be in Atlanta Tuesday night.
Big Farm Exports.
Although Imports of farm products
were larger In 1905 than In any year
since 1890, says the reports of the de
partment of agriculture of exports of
farm and forest products, Issued in
Washington Tuesday, the value of ex
ports excelled that of Imports by mora
than one-half, and there was a balance
of trade of $286,000,000 In favor of
Spanish War Veterans.
The ofilcial call for the national en
campment of the United Spunish War
Veterans, to be held In Washington,
D. C, the week beginning Oct. 8, has
been Issued. The call states that the
date was arranged "to suit the conve
nience of Comrade and President
Theodore Roosevelt, who will be pres
ent and participate In the encamp
ment." Nearly Wrecked by Bomb.
The American legation at Stock
holm, Sweden, although not the direct
object of the planned outrage, had a
narrow escape -from being blown up
by a Finnish refugee revolutionist who
was arrested Sept. 22 and was only
saved by the timely arrest of the con
spirators. Big Event at Harvard.
An event of unsual interest was the
dedication Tuesday, with appropriate
exercises, of a group of magnificent
new white marble buildings of the
Harvard Medical school. The group
Is the largest single addition to the
resources of Harvurd In the hlstorj
of the university.
Injured Man Crawls Two Miles.
William Bolln, a coal miner, of
Evansvllle, Ind., after being beaten
Into insensibility by two negroes, waa
thrown into a pond and left for dead.
He crawled two miles with all the rib
on his right side broken.
Hiccough for Five Iay; Dies.
Michael Fish, of Hertford, Ind., died
Monday as a result of hiccoughs of flvt,
days' duration. He had been nursing
a typhoid fever patlrnt and his stom
ach became affected.
STATE OF .NEBRASKA
NEWS OP THE WEEK 13 A CON
Three Arrests Are aiane -t-'orest E1IK
Wm. Ryerly and Joo Wiles, Attend
ants at Hospital at Norfolk Are Ac
cused of Assault.
Forest Ellis. William tfyerly and Joe
Wiles, former attendants at the Nor
folk state Insane hospital, were Mon
day arrested by Sheriff Clements on
a charge of assault with intent to do
great bodily Injury. Indictments were
found against them by the grand Jury.
They all secured ball of $1,000 each.
The three men have retained attor
neys to defend them. The cases come
ud In district court Nov. 12.
Byerly and Wiles are now attend- j
ants at the hospital and Ellis Is con- i
ducting a restaurant at Pender.
hospital, who has been 111. Is Improv
ing. It Is said that he has suffered
a stroke of apoplexy but Dr. Singer,
his assistant, merely says: "Dr. Al
den is Indisposed. He is much better."
SURVEYING FOR DAINAC.E DITCH
Mr. Munn Will Have His Report
Ready In a Short lime.
A. M. Munn, theclvil ei;ineer who
has charge of the laying of plans, along
with locating the proposed ditch of
the Richardson county drainage dis
trict, arrived in Rulo Wednesday with
his surveying crew and went directly
to the mouth of the Nemaha to begin
locating the ditch. Mr. Munn thinks
he will have the preliminary report,
as to the different elevations ready
In a short time. He now has nine men
at work. He says, that the average
fall from the lead end of the ditch Is
three and six-tenths feet to the mile.
The present length of the river
through this territory is fifty-nine
miles. This ditch will reduce the
length twenty-ninemlles and the river
will remain in its present channel
two-thirds of the way.
TOIE BUYS THE RAILROAD.
Transfer Man Pays $16,700 at Auction
James A. Foye, of Sioux City, la,,
was the successful bidder for the
property of the Sioux City, Homer nnd
Southern Railway company, which
was sold at sheriff's sale held upon the
steps of the court house at Dakota
I The road was sold to satisfy a Judg
ment, H. C. Hansen, sheriff of Dakota
county, acting as auctioneer.
Mr. Foye said he Immediately would
seek to secure a new, franchise and
certain concessions from "Dakota
City and property holders along the
line, and that If he could get these
he would put the line In first class
condition and operate It as far as
Dakota City and Crystal lake.
It Is understood thnt Mr. Foye has
ample capital to carry out his plans.
HELD FOR KILLING FATHER.
Preliminary Hearing In . Williams
Case nt Auburn.
The preliminary hearing of Clar
ence and Charles Williams, on trial
for the murder of their father, Isaac
Williams, which occurred Sept. 13
last, was held at Auburn Tuesday.
The boys were both held for murder
in the first degree and bound over to
the December term of district court.
Charles was released on furnishing
bond In the sum of $10,000 and re
turned homo with his mother. Clar
ence was returned to Jail.
Former loses Money.
After fattening up a nice little
jbunch of hogs, John Lobal, a farmer
from near Platte, went to Sioux City
and sold his "porkers" for $425. Me
,was pleased with the sale and com
menced to celebrate, with the result
that someone touched him for the
'roll and left him financially embar
rassed. Utlea After Union I'aclfie.
An enthusiastic public meeting wns
held at Utlca for the purpose of bring
ing the Union Pacific railroad Into
that city. The surwy has been made
within a few miles north and It Is very
;!lkely that if tho proper Inducements
are offered, the citizens will be -successful.
Safe Blowers Wreck a Bank.
The Bank of lirady was wrecked by
robbers Tuesday morning. Four
charges of dynamite were used and
the ruin Is complete. The amount of
Imoney taken Is not Known. A big
force of men nnd tings Is in pursuit vt
Many Swedes Naturalized.
Over 100 persons, most of them of
Swedish birth, enmo to Tekamah to
get naturalization papers and become
citizens of the United States. This
makes nearly 200 who have so fur
made their Intentions known in Burt
Injunsl by Horse.
Frank Stephenson, living nbout
thrcto miles north of Ainsworth, ;
trying to lead n wild colt when he
was caught In the colls of the rope
and thrown to the ground. The horse
fell on him and he had three ribs and
his collar bono broken.
Drowned In Vh-ihioI.
John Knechtel, of Fremont, fell I o
a cesspool in the rear of his resldeii"
and was drowned. It Is not known Just
how the accident occurred. He evi
dently had begun to clean it out.
Big licet Harvest.
The sugar beet harvest opened th!u
week near Sutherland and the yield
promises to bo enormous. From fif
teen to twenty tons of beets to the
acre will be harvested, giving th
growers returns us high as $100 to the
New School House at Grand I-lan I.
At the special meeting of the board
of education of Grand Island, culled
for that purpose, the vontruct was let
for the construction of the new high
FARMER TAKES POTSOIf. H
Eats Clieese Which Waa Poisoned fo
Robert Lytte. a highly respeotab
pioneer farmer,- living northwest of
York, died suddenly Thursday morn
ing. Arising early Mr. Lytle built a
fire In the kitchen range and then
went to a place where they had placed
atrychnlne on cheese for rats the night
before, and ate the poisoned cheese.
Going back to the house he told his
wife what he had done, saying that
he waa sorry, and asked her to call
the neighbors over the and get aid,
as he did not want to die. Before a
phylsclan could reach the place Mr.
Lytle died. The deceased was an old
soldier, owning 240 acres of choice
York county land, well stocked and
was wellto do. He located In York
county thirty years ago, and during
that time has occupied official posi
tions,, and taken quite an active part
in the upbuilding of York county. He
was one of the active promoters of the
Farmers' Independent elevator at Ben
edict, that county. For the past two
years the deceased has not enjoyed
good health and many think this may
hove been the reason he took the poi
son. Coroner Hlrch wns called and
after ascertaining nil the facts, de
elded not to call a coroner's Jury.
HOME MAY LOSE BEQUEST.
Brother of Mrs. Sarah Brandon Con
tests Her Will.
Elmer E. Bliss, of Albuquerque, N.
M., a brother of the deceased, objects
to the last will and testament of Mrs.
Sarah B. Brandon, late of Tecumseh,
and through his attorney, Hugh La
master, contests proceedings have
been Inaugurated in the probate court
of Johnson county. Mr. Bliss objects
to that portion of the Instrument
which bequeaths two quarter section
farms of Johnson county land to th
Tlnley Rescue Home of Omaha. He
asserts the home Is not capable un
der the laws of Nebraska to receive
the bequests and devises specified In
The contention Is also made that at
the time tho said will was executed the
decedent was affected by a delusion
concerning the contestant in these pro.
eeedlngs. Certain officers of the Tin-
ley Rescue home are accused of prac
tlclng fraud upon the decedent, par
ticularly Martha A. Lee, the superln
tendent of the said home, and of ex
ercising undue influence upon the au
thor of the will. That part of the
document only which bequests ths
property to the Omaha home is con
OMAHA TRAFFIC IS DELAYED.
No Trains Run Between Norfolk and
Sioux City Tills Month.
There will be no trains between
Norfolk and Sioux City, on the Omaha
road, until next month. Ten days or
two weeks Is said by those who have
driven to Norfolk from.., the flood-
stricken district to be the very earliest
that the tracks can possibly be re
Postmaster Benser, who was In Nor
folk from Hosklns, says that the rail'
road company finds it almost impossi
ble to get men to do the work. The
destruction wns worse than has been
Imagined. So swift was the current of
the flood that it tore telegraph poles
up. Two bridges are out between
Wayne and Wakefield.
Men who are working on the rebuild
ing, after climbing out of the mud, are
j said to look like drowned rats. The
! railroad company Is paying $2 per
! day for the work and they find few
! men to accept the Jobs.
Minister Is Assaulted.
Coll Rngan attacked Rev. M. W.
Lorlmer, a Presbyterian minister of
Utlca, on tho street Thursday morn
ing, knocking him down several times
nnd finally kicking him. This is the
result of some trouble lost spring
when Rngun wns brought before the
j grand Jury of Heward county for
gambling. The minister spoke to him
when Hagan hit him. Kagan lmme
i dlately went before a justice of the
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Runaway Team in Mud.
After lying helpless for four day
with their legs Imprisoned in mud and
without food or water, two horses be
longing to Henry Shark, of Nebraska
City, were released from tho bottom
of a ravine near that city. The team
ran away last Suturdi y and were
not found until Thursday. When1
placed on solid ground the horses were
unable to stand until ufter they had
Must I'lice the Music.
C. 11. Walker, who is charged with
securing money for stock In hla fake
umbrella factory nt 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 n personal note which Is not
worth tho paper it is written on, must
stand trial in the Omaha courts.
Second Coat of Tar and Feathers.
A stranger who hud mude himself
obnoxious at TIMcn arrived in Meadow
Grove, covered with a coat of axle
ureas,, and feaihers. He had been
tarred and feathered at Iong Pine
once before. He had been living at
the home of a half-demented woman,
whose property he was trying to got.
I'oys of the town gave tl t in the coat
Priests Sleet tit West Point.
The m mi-annual convocation of the
priests of the West Point deanery took
P'.ace there Tuesday under the presi
dency of Rt. Rev. Richard Scannell,
bl.shnp of Omaha. Numerous priests
of . the district were In attendance,
and many matters of ecclesiastical
Importance were discussed and acted
Kuiuiuuy Boy Captured.
John Orcutt, a 12-year-old boy, who
run away from home at Rulo, with
Vananiburg's circus, was arrested at
rcatricc upon Information of his step
father, Hiram Snndgrass. He will be
held until his father conies after hlnv
ni.'dt Ijibrie:- N! ot (ind Killed.
Arthur crocVcr-, a laborer at
I'urke's camp i u the government Irrl
eetion ditch about ten miles north of
Scott's Bluff, was shot and Instantly
killed by a negro Wednesday. The
appeal of tho Burlington rail-,
mpany against Rlchm'd Cleve,'
road comoanv aaa
the company obtained a judgment of!
reversal. Tho case Is remanded to the
district court of Otoe county. Cleve i
obtained damages in ths lower court
for the loss of two steers In a ship
ment of cattle from Nebraska City to
Chicago. It was charged that ths
cattle died from overheat on account
of delay In the shipment. The com
pany's answer was in the nature of a
general denial and a plea of the statute
of limitations. Tho supreme court
held: "In an action to recover dam
ages from a carrier for Injuries sus
tained by live stock In transit which
are accompanied by the owner or hut
agent, the burden Is on the owner to
show that the loss complained of waa
occasioned by the carrier's negligence.
In order to recover damages for an al
leged delay In the shipment of live
stock It is necessary to Introduce some
competent evidence tending to show
the length of time ordinarily require
to transport the shipment from a
place where received to the point of
delivery, and that a longer time was
actually consumed than was necessary
for thut purpose. Evidence examined
and held Insufficient to sustutn the
judgment of the trial court."
Rev. Samuel Batten, of the First
Baptist church, secured the passage
through the MJtdsterlal association
of a resolution demanding the resig
nation of Chief of Police Peter Coop
er. This action Is demanded because
IJncoln has a proscribed district and
Rev. Mr. Batten thinks the evil place
should be wiped out. Since he became
the head of the police department
Chief Cooper has succeeded In eradi
cating the evil In blocks In the city
and has drawn tightly the lines
around the burnt district. Recently
Batten announced that hs intended to
go after the evil in Lincoln, and vis
ited a number of houses of ill repute
and It Is said he bought a bottle of
beer In one of them. Ho now demands
tho houses bo closed and that first
Chief Cooper bo beheaded. At the
ministerial meeting Mayor Brown took
Issue with the minister, holding that
Lincoln was as free from the social
evil as any town of its size in the
In all probability the next state
legislature will be called upon
amend the laws relating to the man
agement of the state university insofar
as the finances of that institution are
concerned. At tho present time
vouchers Issued by the employes of
the regents, to whom the management
of, the Institution is practically dele
gated, are never examined or "checked
up by the state auditor. Under the
law the auditor Is required to Issue a
warrant upon the written request of
the secretary of the board of regents
without regard to the voucher, which
is never filed at the state houso. It Is
the opinion of Deputy Auditor Cook
tho secretary of the board of regents
should either, Issue the warrants and
this work be taken off of the auditor's
office, or the vouchers should be filed
with the auditor as are all claims from
other state Institutions.
The taking of testimony In the lums
her case will begin during the first
week In October. Judge Post, who has
been appointed referee, has notified
the attorneys in the case that he has
some Important matters on hand and
will not be able to start on the case
until the early part of October. At
torney Klrkpatrlck, attorney for a
number of the lumber dealers. Is also
busy with other matters and the late
date will suit him better than an Im
The recent fire nt the Geneva In
dustrial school for Rirls, which did
damage to the amount of about $6,
000, was started by a little girl who
had been sent to the Institution from
out In the state. Who the girl is and
where she Is from Mrs. McMahan,
the superintendent, did not say. The
girl several days ago admitted her
guilt to the superintendent and ths
latter repotted to the state board.
Nebraska grain buyers have had ln
qulrles from Oklahoma and Texas
millers for wheat and were at a loss
to understand the reason until It de
veloped that buyers from those states
are in Nebraska buying wheat, claim
ing that they are unable to buy wheat
In Kansas on account of so large a per
cent being damaged, making it unfit
Attorney General Brown has com
pleted his brief in the Burlington rail
road tax cafie nnd the copy is now in
tho hands of the printers. The brief
will be tiled In the United States su
preme court Oct. 9, at which time Mr.
lirown will make his argument for an
alllrmatlon of the decision of the fed
erul court at Omaha.
Adjt. Gen. Culver has received word
to make out a list of goods, such aa
tents and blankets, shipped to the San
Francisco sufferers at the time of te
earthquake. Tho express companies
want pay for shipping these goods,
though It was advertised at the time
tho railroads were sending the stuff
ree of cost.
Daniel Crnnln has appealed from
the decision of the Holt county district
court in the ease wherein he. as coun
ty treasurer, was held responsible for
the loss of the county funds deposited
In the Klkhoni Vuiley bunk, which
-led somo time ago. The bank was
State Auditor Searle will have t6
pay the state university the $5 00
which lies in the treasury for the se
of the experiment station. The su
preme court Friday allowed the writ
of mandamus which will compel the
auditor to draw the warrant for the
State Chairman W. B. Hose, of the
Republican committee, announced that
he had received word that Secretary
of War Tuft would make a speech in
Nebruska. prububly on Oct. 13, at
Autumn activity hits
been entered upon witti
the aggregate volume of
commerce making substantial advance.
A temporary drawback is the high tem
peratures, which prevent seasonable
stimulus In the leading retail distribu
tion, but more satisfactory conditions
mark the Industrial and wholesale
branches, product lou nod new demands
unking favorable comparison with
those of a year ago. A notable Improve
ment a pilars In the markets for food
stuffs. The greatest activity has devel
oped In the buying of fall and winter
merchandise, and shipping departments .
are taxed to the utmost upon goods for
the Interior and the gulf and Pacific
Transportation difficulties have he
oonie more widespread, and accumulat
ing delays are placing manufacturers
and Jobbers at much disadvantage.
Railroad managers again are confront
ed with the problems of Inadequate
rolling stock. Other factors Imposing
hfodrnnces to operating departments
are the Intricacies of new freight tar
iffs and cramped terminal facilities.
Lake traffic steadily expands, iron ore
moving In enormous tonnage, wftftsj
lumber and grain carrying show better
than a year ago. '
The absorption of raw materials s
unabated, and surplus stocks are but
little In evidence for the customary
winter storage. Factory and building
requirements rapidly reduce lumber
supplies and other construction mate
rial maintains high average cost The
Improved demand for provisions in
creases activity In the packing Indus
try, and factory work remains very
brlslt In heavy hardware, machinery,
electric power, furniture and shoes.
Failures reported lu the Chicago dis
trict nuu.bered . twenty -two, agalust
twenty-five last week and thirty-nine a .
year ago. Dun's Review of Trade.
Wholesale and Jobbing
trade continue active,
though something like a
natural reaction from the high tension
buying of the past six weeks Is noted.
Manufacturing Industry Is as active as
heretofore, and sold up conditions and
backward deliveries are almost unlvts n . .
sal,1 though shipments on orders- r"--;-'V
very heavy. Retail trade Is rather slow
to open up. Crop reports are rather
more Irregular, In that while corn Is
now practically out of danger and:
thrashing returns are less heavy than
expected, pointing to a smaller yield of
bread wheat than earlier ludicated.
The prosperity of the farming com
munity Is such thnt a general holding;
movement would have on Important ef
fect upon the return flow of money
from tlie country. The demand from
the country for currency la still very
heavy, and high rates are looked for,
despite heavy gold Imports, until after
Oct. 1. Bradstreet's Commercial Report.
Chicago Cattle, common to prime.
$4.00 to $0.80; hogs, prime heavy, $4.0f
to $0.73; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00,
to $5.50; wheat. No. 2, 72c to 73c: corn,'
No. 2, 40c to 47c; oats, standard, 32e to
35c; rye, No. 2. 04c to OTic; hay, timo-,
thy, $10.00 to $15.00; prairie, $0.00 to
$14.00; butter, choice creamery, 18c to
24c; eggs, fresh, 20c to 24c; potatoes,
30c to 48c.
Indianapolis Cattle, shipping, $3.00
to $0.50; hogs, choice heavy, $4.00 to
$0.05; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to
$0.00; wheat, No. 2, 70c to 72c; corn.
No. 2 white, 4Hc to 40c; oats, No. 2
white, 31c to 33c.
St. Louis Cattle, $1.50 to $0.23;
hogs, $4.00 to $0.03; sheep, $4.00 to
$5.75; wheat, No. 2, 73c to 74c! corn.
No. 2, 45c to 47c; oats. No. 2, 31c to
33c ; rye, No. 2, 00c to 00c.
Cincinnati Cuttle, $4.00 to $5.25;
hogs, $1.(0 to $0.70; sheep, $2.00 to
$4.73; wheat, No. 2, 73o to 74c; corn.
No. 2 mixed, 4!c to 50c; oats, No. 2
mixed, 34o to 35c; rye, No. 2, G2c to
Detroit -Cattle, $1.00 to $3.00; hogs.
$1.00 to $0.50; sheep, $2.50 to $1.00:
wheat, No. 2, 72c to 74c; corn, No. S
yellow, 50c to 52c; oats, No. 3 white,
34e to 30c; rye, No. 2, 50c to Ole.
Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 northern,.
70c to 70c; corn, No. 3, 40c to 47c;
oats, standard, 32e to 34c; rye, No. 1.
OOe to 03c; barley, standard, 53c to 54c;
pork, mess, $10.KO.
Ituffalo Cattle, choice shipping steers.
$1.00 to $0.23; hog, fair to choice, $1.00
to $0.05 ; sheep, common to good mixed.
$4.Kk to $5.50; lambs, fair to etioice,
$5.00 to $.0O.
New York Cattle, $4.00 to $3.00;
lions, $4.00 to $0.73; sheep. $3.00 to
$3.50; wheat. No. 2 red, 70c to 78c;
corn. No. 2. 50c to 5So; oats, uatural
white, 3Sc to 40v; butter, creamery, 18c
to 23c ; est, western, 20c to 23c.
Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 72c to
74c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 40c to 50c;
oats. No. 2 mixed, 33c to 33c; rye. No.
?, 58c to 50c ; clover seed, prime, $7.83,
To Control Wlrrlvaa Telrrhjr
Nineteen nation hare accepted the In
vitation of Germany to send delegates tc
the international wireless telegraphy con
vention to be held in lterlin next mouth,.
One of the problem to be solved is how
to check the interference of privs,: sta
tiom with public or govei-amcuUl message.
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