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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1906.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
SUMMARY OP THE NEWS OF
THE WHOLE WORLD.
OFFICER STEALS WIFE
iuxaway iussiax pair ah.
hivk ix paris.
Young Army Officer Is Doing Closely
Pursued by the Wronged General-
Couple Accompanied to Paris by an
Great interest was created in Paris
Thursday when it was learned that
fugitive Russian Lieut. Gabriel Esst
poff, accompanied by the wife of Gen.
Oushakoff, had arrived there on the
steamer- from New York. They had
come on the steamer Savoie, flying
from from the vengeance of the hus
band and former friend of Lieut. Essl
poff. The runaways landed at Havre
Thursday morning and arrived at the
St. Lazare station Thursday night.
They traveled under assumed names
and were accompanied by an elderly
woman. The passengers on the Sa
voie were not aware of their Identity,
but Esslpoff was recognized at the sta
tion at Paris. He was completely sur
prised when addressed and in reply to
"I have nothing to say. We wish to
be left alone. We are quite happy."
. "Do you know Gen. Oushakoff
threatens to kill you?" was asked.
"Yes," was tho answer, "but he will
never find us. We will be gone before
he arrives here."
The fugitives then took a cab to a
hotel In Rue de Rlvoli, but later
changed their quarters several times
and succeeded in hiding their tracks.
It is believed they intend to take
another ocean steamer. The elopers
fled from St. Petersburg several weeks
ago, closely pursued by the general,
who pursued them to various cities in
Europe and finally reached Hamburg
two hours after they had sailed for
New York. The general followed on
the next steamer only to find upon ar
rival there that his wife and the lieu
tenant had returned to Europe on tho
Savofe. Gen. Oushakoff is now on
board the steamer La Provonce on his
way to Paris.
HULGARIA PRODS SULTAN.
. I'ltlmatum Issued Regarding the Dis
pute on the Frontier.
. Delay on the part of the Turkish
commissioners to sign the report re
sulting from Inquiry Into the frontier
dispute regarding the delimitation of
a portion of the vilayet of Adrlanople,
which led to a sharp fight recently be
tween the soidiers guarding the .Bulga
rian post at Sujuk and the guards on
duty at the Turkish post of Dervish
Moglla, has brought out practically an
ultimatum from Bulgaria, In which
that country declares that unless the
report Is signed by Oct. 14 Bulgarian
troops will be ordered immediately to
MANY PERISH IN SEA.
A Steamer U Lost on the Chinese
The emigrant steamer Charterhouse
foundered off the Chinese coast, near
Hainan Head Sept. 30. Capt. Clifton
and sixty passengers were lost. Tht
steamer Kohslchang picked up a raft
belonging to the charterhouse on
which were Chief Engineer Dowse,
twenty-three of the crew and two
women, after they had been drifting
Start for Cuba.
Fort Sheridan's contribution to the
American army of occupation
started from Chicago on its journey
to Cuba. The Fourteenth artillery,
consisting of four officers and 133 men,
left in two trains for Tampa, Fla.,
where they will embark for Havana,
and two battalions of the Twenty-seventh
infantry, consisting of 36 officers
and 542 men, departed In three trains
for Newport News, Va., from which
place they will be carried In transport
to the Cuban capital.
Thomas Not Seriously Damaged.
Quartermaster General Humphrey
received a cablegram from Manila
Thursday stating the fire In the trans
port Thomas was under control. The
damage was not serious.
Ilomb Hits General.
Gen. Sterynkewltsch, governor of
Simbirsk, had a narrow escape from
assassination Thursday afternoon. A
bomb thrown at the governor wound
ed him In the hand and leg.
Proetor is New Governor.
Fletcher D. Proctor was Inaugurat
ed governor of Vermont at Montpeller
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Butcher
steers, 15.75. Top hogs, $6.37.
Warns British Unionist Party.
A cable from London states that
Lord Londonderry, formerly lord lieu
tenant of Ireland, has issued a warn
ing to the unionist party against the
danger threatening that home rule for
Ireland will become a reality.
Football Pluyer Is Killed.
At Toronto, (int.. Cameron Puulln.
21 yars old, dhd Thursday from in
juries received Wednesday while at a
practice scrimmage of the Toronto
university football team.
WIFE FAILS TO SEE PLATT.
The Senator Refuses to Consent to ft
That the papers In Mrs. Thomas
Collier Piatt's suit for divorce were
nerved last week upon the senator is
positively stated by those In a posi
tion to .know tho truth,
i The acttess who It is believed will
figure In the case Is invisible to callers
t her New York home. A close friend
made the following statement:
'The vaudeville actress indicated in
Mrs. Piatt's back-fire against the sen
ator Is a godchild of Senator Piatt's.
Her mother was Senator Piatt's school
friend and her father was the sena
tor's lifelong friend.
I "The first wife of Senator Piatt took
a great interest in the social and pro
fessional career of their godchild.
Both before and after the young wom
an's marriage she was often at Mrs.
Piatt's home. Her husband has been
numbered among the close friends of
the senator for years.
"The senator's marriage to Mrs.
Janeway was followed by the es
trangement of many of his relatives
and friends, among them the young
woman In question. The new Mrs.
Piatt was ever her enemy. Prompt
and drastic action will be taken by
her If any further publicity be given
to her by the senator's wife."
ROHHKRS RAID RANK.
Kill Manager and Get $5,000 In
Two robbers entered the Klmmon
glnko, a Japanese bank, also known
as the Golden bank, 1688 O'Farrel
street, San Francisco, Wednesday at
noon and after fatally beating S. Ura
kata, the manager of the bank, and
seriously injuring A. Sakake, a clerk,
with a piece of gas pipe, escaped with
16,000 In gold. Manager Urakata died
two hours afterwards from his injur
ies. Urakata was acting as teller ot
After striking down their victims
the robbers dragged them Into a poor
ly lighted room In the rear of the
bank. There the prostrate forms of
the men were found later. The un
conscious men were lying in a pool of
blood that streamed from their
wounds, and nearby was a piece of
gas pipe, a foot in length. J'
Chief of Police Dlnan soon had de
tailed on the case every available de
tective and policeman in the city. He
advanced the theory that the robbers
are the same men who recently killed
Pfeltzner and Fried, merchants, in
their stores In this city.
DRUNKEN FARMER'S CRIME.
Fatally Wounds Wife and Then Cuts
Ills Own Throat. --.
Lying side by side in the same ward
at St. Francis hospital in Litchfield,
III., are Alonzo Curtis, a farmer, and
his wife, waiting the result of the for
mer's attempt at murder and suicide.
Both are expected to die.
The circumstances Indicate Curtis, a
prosperous farmer, living three miles
east of Litchfield, returned home
from HUlsboro Tuesday night in a
drunken rage and attacked his wife
with a butcher knife. Two young
daughters ran to the neighbors.
Curtis resisted the attempts to aid
his wife, standing his neighbors off
with a shotgun. The people who first
arrived left to obtain reinforcements
and upon returning fifteen minutes
later Curtis was found lying out in
the yard with his throat cut.
Rodies Sent to Fort Riley.
The bodies of twenty-nine members
of the Seventh cavalry who were kill-
ed in the memorable battle with the
' Sioux Indians at Pine Ridgo agency,
! S. D., on Dec. 29, 1890, have Just been
J exhumed and shipped to Fort Riley,
Kan., for Interment in the post ceme
tery. Is a Murder Mystery.
A great sensation has been caused
'at Essen, Prussia, by the murder of
Miss Madelaine Lake, daughter of an
English army officer, whose body, ter
ribly mutilated, was found In the city
park. The police have been unable
to throw any light on the mystery.
Nine Corpses 1'lout Ashore.
A St. Petersburg special says that
nine corpses with sacks over their
heads and bullet holes In their breasts
have floated ashore near the palace
of Peterhof. They are presumably
Bailors recently executed at Kron
stadt. Spain to Have Primary Schools.
MinlsteT of Public Instruction Gi
mento, of Madrid, Spain, has an
nounced a project for a loan of $10.
000,000 for the construction of 5,000
primary schools during the next five
Cruiser California Finished.
The new armored cruiser California,
which has Just been completed at the
Union Iron works, left San Francisco
for Santa Barbara Wednesday where
her trial trip Is to be held.
Moscow Officer Assassinated.
According to advices received in
London Capt. Dzlankowsky, of the
Thirteenth grenadiers, has been as
sassinated at Moscow. The murder
Overwhelmed by Gas.
Four men were killed and eight oth
ers Injured, two perhaps fatally, at
the Maryland Steel company, Spar
rows Point, Md., Wednesday. The
victims were overwhelmed by a rush
of flaming gas from a hole in a blast
Murslial I Xumed.
Tho president Wednesday appoint
ed Eugene 55. Lewis United States
'marshal for the southern district of
Ohio, vice Fugln removed.
BATTLE IN A JAIL.
Officers Fatally Shot
Roy Hoyle, of Mobile, Ala., a special
officer of the Mobile and Ohio railroad,
was fatally shot, and Alderman Sid
ney Lyons, chairman of the city coun
cil of Mobile, was slightly wounded In
the hand Tuesday night during a fight
at tho county jail between deputy
sheriffs and a crowd of men determin
ed to capture Dick Robinson, a young
negro. The mob Is hunting the negro
and threaten lynching if captured.
Tho negro, who Is only 17 years old,.
Tuesday attacked Ruth, the 12-year
old daughter of Blount Sossamon, wh
lives about three miles from Mobile.
The girl was passing a secluded spot '
not far from her home when she waa
attacked. Later she was found lying
unconscious by the roadside and waa
taken to her home. Detectives were
placed on the track of the negro and
within three hours he was captured.
He was taken before the Sossamon
girl, who at once Identified him. Sher- I
I IT Hatch, knowing that the life of I
the negro would be taken by a mob
if ho brought him Into Mobile, caused
him to be conveyed to a station sev
eral miles up the Mobile and Ohio
railroad. He waa pot taken to the jail
at all, and was at least eight miles
from the city when the mob which de
termined to have him appeared at the
SUPREME COURT VACANCY.
Place Is Still Open to Taft If He
A Washington dispatch says: The
president will not make any appoint
ment to fill the vacancy In the su
preme court of the United States until
the reassembling of congress In De
cember. Secretary Taft has been of
fered the position, and has had the
question of accepting or declining it
under consideration for some time.
The president has stated that he
would gladly appoint Attorney Gener
al Moody, who is soon to retire from
the cabinet, to the vacancy, but real
izes that objections would follow be
cause Massachusetts is already repre
sented on the supreme court bench
in the person of Justice Holmes,
AMERICAN IS VICTOR
Uncertainty Regarding the Balloon
All uncertainty regarding the result
of the balloon race for the James Gor
don Bennett cup ended Tuesday when
a dispatch was received by the Aero
club of Paris, announcing C. S. Rolls
and his companion In the balloon Brit
tanla, landed at Sandringham, Uplund,
at 6:30 Monday night, thus establish
ing Lieut. Frank P. Lahn, of the Sixth
cavalry, U. S. A., the American com
petitor, the winner.
Slgnor Von Wilier, of Italy, was sec
ond; Count de la Vaulx, of France,
third; and Hon. C. S. Rolls, of Great
CAUGHT BY RUNAWAY CAR.
One Killed and Six Dangerously In
jured In New York.
A child was instantly killed and a
score of men and women Injured, five
or six dangerously, Monday night In
New York, when a runaway car of the
Yonkers street railway dashed down
the Bteep Incline of McLain avenue,
jumped the track at a sharp turn at
the foot of the hill and turned over,
burying the passengers In the wreck
age. The accident was due to the break
ing of a chain attached to the brake.
WILL LOSE THEIR OFFICES.
Two United States Marshals Are to
President Roosevelt determined
Tuesday to remove from office Vivian
J. Fagin, United States marshal of
the southern district of Ohio, upon the
report of the civil service commission
that ho had been guilty of making po
litical assessments, and Marshal
O'Nlel, of the western district of Lou
isiana, on the allegation of general
unfitness as disclosed by the report of
a commissioner of the department of
Fire Destroys Show.
In a dense fog Tuesday a limited
passenger train on the Grand Trunk
crashed into a suburban train at Els
ton, nine miles from Chicago, de
molishing three coaches and injuring
a number of persons. Charles R. Llf
erman of Chicago Lawn, was probably
Assassin Is Executed.
In spite of the appeal for mercy by
the widow of Gen. Kozlov, who was
murdered in a park at Peterhof, July
14. in a mistake for Gen. TrcpofT, the
assassin was executed In St. Peters
May Investigate Death.
Coroner Harburger, In a statement
made Tuesday In New York, gave Inti
mation that he was not entirely satis
fied that the death of "Al" Adams,
the former so-called policy king, was
the result of suicide.
.Storm on French Coast.
Many fishing craft have been lost
In a storm which has Just swept over
the coast of France.
Swedish Official Slain.
M. Hager, Swedish vice consul at
Batum, was murdered Tuesday while
driving in a carriage In the outskirts
of the city. The murderers escaped.
Hager was manager of the Nobel
Poultry Was DecomiHiMil.
Thirty thousand pounds of decom
posed poultry was condemned and
seized at two cold storage warehouses
In Chicago by the city health depart
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Home Folks Dlncil by Bryan Host
Makes Non-Polltlcnl Address Get a
Ixtok at Relic Collected Dui'lng
A reception and dinner to the "Bry
an Nebraska Home Folks" was ten
dered Monday evening by Mr. :uid
Mrs. William J. Bryan at their home
at Falrvlew, the guests being the
members of the Nebraska party wlv
met Mr. Bryan at New York on his
return from his trip around the world.
Seventy-one members of the party ut
tended Monday night's dinner. Mon
day was the twenty-second anniver
sary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan and the nineteenth anniversary
of Mr. Bryan's arrival In Lincoln.
Following the dinner the gttesui
were shown over the Falrvlew home
and relics collected on the trip around
the world described. The most for
midable of these were two Chinese
dragons of heroic proportions, which
have been posted at the entrance to
the Bryan home, which Mr. Bryan said
represented the positive and the nega
tive the conservative and the demo
cratic, and which he always sought
to walk between.
Mr. Bryan made a short. Informal
speech descriptive of his Journey and
the receptions accorded In the different
cities visited. There was no politics In
TWO KILLED BY TRAINS.
Woman at Hellenic and Man at Gmnil
Island Dead Through Carelessness.
Miss Lotta Woods, aged 30, was
killed by a Burlington train nt Reilc
vue, being struck by the engine pilot
of a passenger train.
Inquest was held at Paplllton Mon
day, the verdict of the coroner's Jury
being that she met death as the result
of her own act. Tho testimony show
ed that the whistle was blown and
she stepped from the track and ln-n
immediately stepped In front of the
engine, giving the engineer no time
Edward W. Huber, a barber of Cen
tral City, was struck by a Union l'n
clflc passenger trafn In the lower end
of the yards at Grand Island and so
badly Injured that he died within nn
hour. Coroner Sutherland held an
Inquest, the jury bringing In a verdict
that the deceased had met death tr.
the manner described, through no
negligence on the purt of the com
pany. OFFICERS ELECTED.
Woman's Chrlstlnn Temperance Union
in Session at Aurora.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union convention at Aurora Thursday
elected officers for the ensuing year
President, Mrs. Frances Beverldge
Heald, Osceola; vice president. Mrs.
S. K. Dalley, University Place: record
ing secretary, Mrs. M. E. Patterson,
Omaha; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Emma L. Starrett, Central City; treas
urer, Mrs. Annetta Nesblt, Pawnee
City. The delegates to the national
convention are as follows: Mrs. M. E.
Patterson of Omaha, Mrs. Zara Wilson
of Lincoln, Mrs. Adelaide Wheeler of
Falrbury, Mrs. Olive Moore of Platts
mouth, and Mrs. M. G. Townecnd of
George Wilson stabbed nnd danger
ously wounded Fred Easlcy at Auburn.
Easley is now at the hospital suffering
from three wounds, one In the muscles
of the left arm Just below the shoulder
and two In the back, one of which Is a
little below the shoulder and the other
over the kidneys. The wounds are
bad ones and Easley's condition Is
serious, although not considered nccen
sarlly fatal. Wilson Is In jn II. The
stabbing Is the result of a saloon
Suits Against County .Indices.
Suits against former County Judges
G. W. Shields, Irving F. Baxter and
Duncan M. Vinsonhaler. at Omaha, for
over $11,000 collected for performln
marriage ceremonies and not turne '
in to the county treasury have been
started in district court by County At
torney Slabaugh. The suits will be
eight In number, one for each term
served by the defendunts.
Farmer Killed In Peculiar Way.
Mr. Ira Moore, a prominent farmer
living about four miles south of Long
Pine, was killed by being hit by a
broken singletree. Mr. Moore was
stacking, and through some heavy
strain the singletree broke and flew
back, hitting Mr. Moore In the region
of the stomach, killing him Instantly.
Trump Assaults Little Girl.
A dastardly outrage was committed
on the 7-year-old daughter of John
Onkcl, a farmer living near Reenter.
The girl was returning home and wan
met by a man In the roadway and
assaulted, the man, presumably a
tramp, escaping westward. The girl
' badly Injured.
Banquet for Ball Ten in.
S C. Hoover entertained the lei-guc
baseball team of Lincoln at the Lln
dell hotel at Lincoln Tuesday. The
menu comprised nine courses, each
designated as an inning. H. 'I'. Dob
bins, editor of the Evening News, of
ficiated as tonstmaster.
Norfolk to Pave.
Enough property owners In Norfol!:
have signed a petition to assure a half
nlle of paving on Norfolk avenue.
Lighted 1 41 m p Kchtrojs Home,
Fire destroyed the house of Charles
Herr, In Lincoln. Tho loss Is about
$4,000, with Insurance of $l,5no. Mrs.
Herr was carrying a lighted lamp
across the room when she fell and the
lamp exploded. Mrs. lierr escaped
with her two children.
Run Down by l ast Mull.
Daniel Ijiwrence Lewis, n slepvi n of
F. W. Dltmer, wan Instantly killed by
the eastbound fast mail at Kearney.
The truin passed over hint, th; wheels
severing the body at the waist.
IjOVK CHARMS BRIVO MONEY.
One line of Graft Proven by Unci
Sam's Men to Be Bonanza.
The postofTlce fraud order recently
Issued against the Gem Novelty com
pany and "Prof. H. Xalo," who were
doing a thriving business In selling
love charms, magic photographs and
life horoscopes, has resulted In the ac
cumulation of a vast quantity of mall
at the Omaha postolfice for these par
ties, the mall coming from all parts of
the country. The establishment Is lo
cated on North Sixteenth street and
tho order was Issued to withhold all
mall addressed to the Gem Novelty
company and "Prof. Kalo" Sept. 11.
Since that tlnto over 5,000 letters
have been held In Omaha, which gives
a slight Indication of the gullibility of
the victims. Of this number 2.J6J let
ters have already been sent to the
dead letter ofCco.some returned to the
writers and there now remains In the
poMolIlce to be sent to the dead letter
office about 3,000 letters. A fair esti
mate would give about $1 being en
closed In each ot these letters. The
remittances averaging from 50 cents
to $2. for a charm, magic photograph
INHERITANCE WAITING FOR BON.
Heir to Tecumseh Ertate Refuse to
Two or three years ago Judge and
Mrs. John Wilson, now deceased, made
a trip from Tecumseh to Alaska In
search of a son whom they had not
seen since ho was a young man. Ha
ran away from home many years ago.
The old couple felt they were not long
for this world, and as they had con
siderable property and no other near
relatives they were particularly anx
ious to locate the son. John Wilson,
One day last week a gen
tleman passed through Tecumseh who
claimed to have recently seen and talk
ed with the son In Alaska, but could
not Induce him to return to Nebraska.
It seems remarkable that the boy does
not return to claim his heritage, which
amounts to considerable.
WOIIK OF KEARNEY NORMAL.
The Enrollment Is Approaching tlto
The enrollment of students at the
state normol school nt Kearney Is ap
proaching the 500 mark, being 487 on
Tuesday afternoon. The year Is start
ing out in first class shape and the
school Is being run according to the
regular schedule which was mapped
out before the opening.
There have ben but two changes In
the faculty from last year, and the
number of instructors Is the same,
twenty-six. Prof. M. S. Tate, of Graf
ton, is one of the new members of the
faculty, taking tho place of Miss
Crawford, who Is nt present studying
nt the University of Nebraska. The
music department Is In charge of Miss
Mary Bailey, of Kearney, succeeding
Mist, 11. C. Richmond.
- . nialia Electrical iVr.td-. , Jpeta.for & place on the eleven.
The annual electrleaPpai-iJe'ce1o'" " fcti'-1" - - -i r v.vi
bruting tho arrival of King Ak-Sar-I'en
to participate In the fall carnival,
which continues this year from Sept.
2fl to Oct. 6, occurred Wednesday
night In Omahn. The parade consist
ed of twenty tlonts brilliantly Illumi
nated by electricity, representing the
principal nations of tho earth. It was
viewed by more than 200,000 porsons.
ISlacUog Affects Cattle.
I lacklcg Is appearing among the
calves In the country around Peru. C.
T. Mnrttuls lost four head last week,
lint has checked the further progress
cf the oi:iivisi by vaccination. Hog
cholera Is nlsn reported as prevalent.
Several farmers have already lost
Girl Run Over by Wugon.
An S-year-nld daughter of August
Selmlt-s. proprietor of the City hotel
at A rn pit hoe, while endeavoring to ob
tain a tide on ii uiiRim loaded with
com. fell nnd the wheels of the heav
ily loaded wriK'Hi passed over her.
breaking an arm and collar bone, itnif
the Injuries may prove fatal.
. special election has been called In
lb; villnro of Crab Orchard to vote on
a ft. 400 bonding proposition for a
! tern of water works. The town has
r:eeni:y experienced two very destruc
the tins. The election will be held
Pi:iiv Chief Acquitted.
The trlnl in the county court of
Chief of Police Howell. for assault,
whh hold In Tekamah. tho Jury return
ing a verdict of not guilty. This trial
Is the outcome of a free for all fight
w hich took place at that city one night
during the races.
l.iiuiN'iinaii Killed by Cars.
George Hrown, manager of the
Pleiks Lumber und Coal company at
Anslcy, was instantly killed by the
ea;-:tl)ound passenger truln No. 42
Monday. The accident occurred on the
rcllroad crossing about four miles east
.f Mason City, near the Purcell farm.
Seriously Injured In Well.
While engaged In sinking a well,
Al'mri De Allemand, a son of Prof. De
Allemund, well known In Plattsmouth
and. an early settler, was seriously In
Jiired by the breaking of a ball which
let n half barrel of sand fall on him.
1'ieli for Laud at North Platte.
A land opening occurred at the
United St riles land office. at North
I'lc.tte Tuisday und at 9 o'clock a
heavy rush w;-.s on. The land Ir.volve.l
whs a!. tit liiO sections, located In
;(, ill's MuT und Banner counties.
Morse Thieves ut Inland.
A ti'.uit of while mines, weighing
1.4 'Mi ;" uids each, and a buggy and
Iiui'iicfs were stolen from a burn at
I ii In : ttl lust week.
Fusion on Senator.
The Democratic nnd populist con-
j vcntloiiH uf the Twenty-eighth senato
I rial f'b-lrlct were held in Mlnden Wed
i nesdiiy. '. M. Sims, of Almn, received
I the I'.uinlmous vote of the Democratic
conv-nlli it und was elected on the
li;t fi.rn.al vote .f the populist con
vention. Neliras!,;i ITus r. e.in S i ll, Too.
The t.vl frost of the season visited
N'r.rf..lk Wednesday night. 'Hie crops
ef northern Nebraska and southern
South Dakota are all wife.
Arrangemenst for the Five-College
Debating association, of which Ne
braska forms a part, have been prac
tically completed, according to the
reports received by Secretary Fogg,
of the state university. The unlverel
' ties represented In this are Nebraska,
i Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illi
nois. The schedule has been arranged
for debate this winter so far aa place
i Is concerned, but the date haa not
yet been determined. Most of the
universities favor Feb. 15, but as this
falls on charter day at Nebraska,
there would be little opportunity for
such a date there. Members of the
faculty from each of the colleges have
been working on the constitution and
by-laws of the association during tke
summer, and this work Is completed.
Each university will have two teams,
one of which will stay at home to meet
Its opponent and one will go abroad.
The debates between the teams will be
held on the same night and all will
discuss the same question. Wiscon
sin will visit Nebraska.
Secretary Royce, of the state bank
ing board has completed the compila
tions of the reports of the condition of
the various banks of the state at the
close of business Aug. 28. The re
port shows there were 578 banks re
porting on Aug. 28, 1906, an Increase
of 11 over the number reporting May
1$, 1906, and In Increase of 43 over
the number reporting one year ago.
The amount of deposits has Increased
$5,879,943.49 sincn the report of May
19. 1906. and $8,161,280.46 since the
report of a year ago. The Increase In
the amount of loans since May J 9,
1906, Is $711,008.64, and since the re
port of a year ago the Increase shows
$7,697,321.31. Ten years ago the to
tal deposits In all state banks of Ne
braska amounted to $10,227,637.93,
showing an increase of $48,614,683.74.
The banks were carrying an average
reserve of 38 V4 per cent at the date of
this report, being more than two and
one-half times the legal requirement.
Unless a change of mind Is brought
about the Lincoln high school football
team will not be on the gridiron this
fall. This team held the western high
school football championship last
year and claimed the championship of
the entire country. The decision In
opposition to playing was arrived at
by members of the team Saturday. On
rctount of the scholastic-restrictions
and qualifications required by the
principal of school and the boar,
,the players "decided that the mainte
nance of a team worthy of the school
would be Impossible. It is said that
4he new requirements permits only
nine of the aspiring players to com
State Treasurer MortenseA's month
ly report for September -shows that
this Is the "hard up" period for the
state, but that taxes will soon begin to
flow Into the treasury. Notwithstand
ing the small amount of receipts, the
treasurer reports that he has $261, KB)
In state depository banks, and, as usu
al, he gives the names of the banks
and the amount In each. There Is only
$1,6$6.$1 In the permanent school
fund. During the month the treasur
er received $100,556.05 and paid out
$210,690.43. He had a balance of
$376,329.20 on hand Sept. 1. The bal
ance on hand at the close of Septem
ber was $266,194.82.
Gov. Mickey commuted the four
years' sentence of Mrs. Ida Terrell, an
Omaha colored woman, who was oon
vlcted of robbery. The woman waa
received at the penitentiary May 14
and on May 30 was transferred to the
hospital for the insane on recommen
dation of an examining board. She
was reported dying of consumption
and her sister, Mrs. Blanche Brown,
Kansas City, Mo., offered to take the
woman and care for her. She was sent
back to the penltenalary and waa
Immediately taken away by her Bister.
Her father, aged 70 years, Is waiting
at Kansas City to see her,
The twenty-second annual exhibi
tion of Nebraska poultiy will be held
In the auditorium In Lincoln from
Jan 14 to 19. A meeting of the officers
and board of directors of the poultry
association was held In Lincoln and
arrangements made for the annual
show. Those present at the meeting
were Judge T. L. Norval, of Seward,
president; J. Cook Johnson, of Oma
ha, vice president; L. P. Ludden, of
Lincoln, secretary; I, L. Lyman, treas
urer; E. E. Bowers and J. C. Sea
brooke, directors, and A. D. Burhans,
Secretary Royce, of tho state bank
ing board, is collecting large pictures
of tho men who have occupied this
position and is decorating his office
with them. So far he bus secured a
nice enlarged photograph of Dr. P.
L. Hall, who wus secretary to the
board back In the old fusion days.
Jay O'Hearn, convicted of murder
In the first degree In Omaha and sen
tenced to be bunged, has, through his
attorneys, filed petition in error and a
transcript In the supreme court.
O'Hearn was sentenced some moirths
ago and since that time has been kept
most of the time in too penitentiary.
Attorney General Norrls Brown is
In Washington, where on Oct. 9, he
will argue the Burlington tax case in
the United States supreme court. Mr.
Brown has already prepared his
briefs in this case und expects It to
hi called for iteuriiig without any
Those veterinary surgeons who have
been appointed Inspectors by the gov
ernment bueau of animal Industry,
have also been appointed by Gov.
Mickey deputy statu veterinarians.
The appointees are as follows: W. W.
Cummings of Lexington, W. F. Jones
of McCook, II. W. Miller of Lincoln.
II. R. McNally of Grand Island, J. M.
Simpson of Fremont, L. C. Songer of
Grand Island, L. s. Campbell of Alli
ance, E. T. Davison of Kcurncy, V. II.
Hurst of Chadron, F. E. Johnson oi
Lincoln, Thomas White of Norf dk.
William McC'lure of Allluiw
RUIN IN THE SOUTHJ
WIND AND FLOOD KILL AND
Havoc Over Whole Gulf Coast Mar
rlrane and luatait Wave lata
date Toirn, Wreck Da tiding aatt
Death nud devastation mark th
shores of the Mexican Gulf, from Mo
bile to Pensacola. How many are dead
It U Impossible to estimate. The loss
In property la almost beyond computa
tion. Mobile Is a wreck. Ten-tacola la In
ruins, BUosI Is partially destroyed.
The water rose aiz feet along tue rail
road tracks In Mobile. Bodies Iter
and there were seen floating out to sea.
The shrieks of the drowning werct
hushed by the walls of the winds. Tb
waters from Mobile Bny were being
swept high up the Mobile Itlver. Tide
water was running at Slater'a landing,
2(H) miles from the gulf.
Uhouls broke la upou the dead and
wounded. Some were shot without
mercy. Martial law reigns. The Mo
bile Itltles and the Mobile Grays patrol
the business districts. Thousands of
bit lea of cotton have been swept to the
ocean. Lumber vessels are toru Into
fragments and their cargoes sent to the
bottom. In some localities fires have
added to the terror and destruction..
Women half dressed, children with no
clothing, and strong men stood helpless.
Kuln U everywhere and death bus beea
swimming In ghastly eddies, through
streets that were supposed to be lm
uintie from flood. ,
Eitln Toast Swept.
The wind reached ninety-six miles an
hour. It swept all the coast country.
It leveled thousands of homes. Coming
with softness at first it gradually In
creased In violence until the great
heart of the coast was torn from Its
body. The waters dashed high Into
places where hundreds ran for safety
The wharves of Pensacola, the greatest
harbor In the world, and heretofore
supposed to be the securest, were torn
by wind and wave and sent crashing
with the timbers of the forests far out
Into the sea.
It Is estimated that property worth
t2nOHXWl hna hoen iloatrntrMi there
The Louisville nnd Nashville Railroad,
the only line entering Pensacola. Is deep
under water. Few of the 25,000 lnhab-,
Itantr escaped without some loss. The
small houses lining the beach, to th
est and west of the city proper, are In
ruins. Entire families bare been lost,
tluge bttslness- Wocfcs arc "Torn - frwa
What Information haa seen received
cume by way of Flomaton Junction,
Flomaton Is forty miles from Pensa
cola. Between the two cities is a wild
rtrutcb of scrubby oalc The heayr
pine trees long since have been sawed
Into lumber. The country Is flat The
gulf Is thlrty-flve miles awny, but the
hurrrlcane has thrown the waters far
to the north, making an Inland sea -
Unit Is Impossible to navigate.
Two Revenue Cattera Slak.
Two revenue cutters have gone to the
bottom in Mobile Bay with their crew. '
Heavy lumber vessels have disappear
Steamships wero torn tntt their meer-'
Ings and wrecked. Hundreds of sail
hare perished. The river boats those
plying the Alabama and Tomblgbee
streams that happened to be at their
wharfs have disappeared. All along the
coast Innumerable fishing boats bare
sunk. The bathing pavilions are no-
Bienville Square, one of tho most pic
turesque of Mobile's little parks. Is de
stroyed. Te buildings surrounding It
were dashed into splinters. Five of the .
bundsomest blocks In the business sec
tion were leveled. At Government and
Royal streets the heart of the city -the
water stood five feet deep. The Fed
eral building, constructed of heavy
granite, Is bndly damaged. The great
wholesale houses that stand neurer the
river are damaged Immeasurably.
Christ Church Cathedral Is a mass of
nil us. The storm struck the great edi
fice and swept It away In five minutes.
The waves beat high and furiously
severe upon the mass of wreckage. In
the wind's wake the ralus best heavily
upon the unhoused. Trunks, cotton
bales, roofs of homes, broken fragments
of vessels, flouting timbers from hun
dreds of saw mills and lumber yards,
make a scene fearful In Its horror. In
the pine tret country the huge timbers
lap over each other In woeful waste.
Fort Morgan, a few miles up the
river from Mobile, high on the bluffs
of the Tomblgbee Itlver, Is destroyed.
Likewise are most of the little towns
between Fort Morgan and Mobile, on
the Mobile und Jackson Rallrund, In
ruins. Citronelle, the great resort for
consumptives, is partially gone. The
fruit orchards are leveled. Between
lMtrotidV'uud Mobile Is a vast truck
garden owned by Illinois and Michigan
people who have recontly emigrated
there. These are under water. Ladd'a
immense lumber mill U swept Into the
river. It was the second largest la the
Chararca Trpbulrf to Oraters.
Dr. II. I. Tease of the New York
State board of health, sjteaklng before the
sanitary department uf the homeopathic
congress at Atlantic City, said that ex
pert authorities now agree that lh sud
den swelling ot the list of typhoid cases
during September is directly due to the
fact tlnit at that time people begin to cat
raw oysters, mussels and other shellfish.
He says it Is true that persons who ban
dlo the so creatures nr especially liable to
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