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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY, N'KB., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11), 190G.
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SUMMARY OP THB NEWS OF
THE WHOLE WORLD.
VARDAMAN HOPES TO BEGIN
CRUSADE IX SENATE.
Fiery Southern Governor Says Ne
gracm Are Rapidly Drifting from
Had to Worse and tliat Something
Must Be Done at Once.
Announcement of a carefully plan
ned campaign to secure the repeal of
the fifteenth amendment of the consti
tution of the United States, that which
gives the negro equality with the
white man as a citizen, wan mado
by Oor. James K. Vardaman, of Mis
sissippi, who was In Chicago Thurs
day, attending the Railway Surgeons'
Got. Vardaman, who Is seeking elec
tion to the United States senate, de
clared that If he won a membership In
the upper house be would make his
fight on the floor of that body, believ
ing that he had the support of the en
tire south. He insisted that a crisis
In the relation of the races In the
southern states was at hand and the
problem of white supremacy or black
domination should be settled.
"I favor -unqualifiedly and without
reserve the abrogation of the fifteenth
amendment of the constitution," said
Gov. Vardaman. "It is my hopo
through the United States to demon
strate that there is only one practical
way of settling this matter, and that Is
by plainly showing the negro his prop
er place In our system of government.
"The race question must be sst;d.
and that very soon. It cannot be dis
posed of, however, until the nation as
a whole has been convinced that thert
is a distalnctlon between the white
race and the black.
"The laws now specifically recognize
the difference between the white man
and the Indian, the Chinaman, the
Esqulmo, or Malay. There is just as
wide a gap between the white man
and the negro. The negroes of the
south, notwithstanding the millions of
dollars we have spent in attempting to
educate them, are becoming more Ir
responsible, more disrespectful of law
and more animal-like in their charac
ters and desires.'"
JAPS ARE IXVADHCG INDIA.
Tliey Are Fostering the Anti-British
The St. Petersburg Telegraph agen
cy has received a dispatch from To
klo saying that the antl-Brltlsh move
ment In India Is receiving much en
couragement from Japan, where effort
Is being made to foster a feeling of
kinship between the two dark races
and to preach the lesson of the Russo
Japanese war. The Buddhists of tho
two countries are fraternizing and ex
changing visits and steps are being
taken to encourage the coming of Hin
doo students to Japan, where they will
be surrounded by an atmosphere ot
The Hindoo students now In Toklo,
the correspondent of the agency con
tinues, have Just published an add res
in which they appeal to India to heed
the call of "Asia for the Asiatics" and
to rise and cast off the British yoke.
Taking advnntage of this ferment, cer
tain merchants of Japan have sent a
mission to India to endeavor to sup
plant the boycotted British merchan
dise with Japanese goods. These ef
forts are meeting with a warm wel
come. To Demobilize Slav Army.
The final step in the demobilization
of Russia's great Manchurian army
waa taken Thursday, when an order
was published disbanding the staff of
the army of the Far East, as it is offi
cially designated. Only the corps
commanders will remain In Man
churia. Thieves Raid American Consulate.
Thlevea entered the house of Paul
Nash, the American consul at Venice,
Thursday and carried away a large
cabinet in which Mr. Nash Is In the
habit of keeping a collection of Jew
els. Falls from Window; KUIed.
Thomas Shilling, of Elba, O., an old
soldier, Wednesday fell from the third
atory window of the Martin house to
the pavement below, crushing hia skull
land dying Instantly. His home was at
Funeral of Sam Jones.
In the presence of a large congrega
tion Impressive funeral services were
'held Thursday afternoon over the re
mains of the Rev. Sam Jones, the
evangelist, in the Sam Jones taberna.
do at Centersvllle, Qa.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Stoux
City live stock market follow: Top
steers, $3.85. Top hogs, $6.16.
Santa Fe Trains Collide.
Two men were killed, while more
than a score of passengers were in
jured as the result of a head-on colli
sion between two Santa Fee express
.trains near Manzanillo, Colo., Thurs
Shooting; Two Victims.
As a result of a quarrel Ira Don
ley, a miner, was shot and killed Wed
nesday night and Mrs. Angellns
Boggs severely wounded by John Fra
xer at Klmberly, Ohio
GUILTY OF REBATING.
Convicts New York Ceatral
A verdict of guilty of granting re
bates en sugar shipments was returned
by a Jury In the United States court at
New Tork Wednesday against the
New Tork Central Railway company
and Frederick I Pomeroy, the com
pany general traffic manager. Sen
tence was deferred until Friday to
permit the attorneys for the defense
to file motions with the court. In dis
cussing the July's verdict Austen G.
Fox, counsel for the defendants,
placed the responsibility for the con
viction of his client upon public opin
ion. "You cannot defend rebate cases In
the present state of public opinion," he
In the provisions of the Elklns act,
under which the convictions are se
cured, the maximum penalty is $20,
000. As the Central and the personal
J defendant, Frederick L. Pomeroy, are
convicted by the Jury on all of the
six counts charged In the Indictment,
the total fine for each can be $120,
000. SHOT imiDE OF A WEEK.
Charge Made Against a St. Joseph
Jesse L. Webb, a young St. Joseph,
Mo., merchant, was Tuesday arrested
charged with killing his 19-yar-old
bride of a week, Oct. 11.
At the time of the shooting Webb
asserted he and his wife had entered
Into a suicide part because he was In
curably 111 with tuberculosis, and that
she first, at his suggestion, shot him
and then killed herself. Ills wife was
shot four times, three bullets entering
near the heart and the fourth striking
in the head. The authorities doubt
that she was able to shoot herself so
At first It was believed Webb was
mortally wounded, but now, it is said,
he will recover.
"WIFE COOKED FOR DINNER.
Indian King Forced Guests to Ent
I Mail advices Tuesday from Indo
china brought another and more re
volting story of the doings of King
Thanh Thai, of Annam. After killing
one of his wives, he caused the body to
be cooked and served up for dinner,
forcing the entourage to eat It under
pain of death. Some of the king's
wives were bound and burned with
burning oil and subjected to other cru
elties, while naked women were
thrown into cages of wild beasts,
where they were devoured before the
I eyes of the king. Finally the French
authorities stepped. .Iru and made a
prisoner of Thanh Thai, who has been
adjudged Insane by Dr. Dumas, of the
Trench colonial staff.
Money Lost in the Wreck.
I Two consignments of money
amounting tojexore than $6,000. were
lost in the wreck of the Rock Island
train which plunged Into the Cimar
ron river, near Dover, Okla., several
weeks ago. The agents of an Iowa in
surance company are trying to trace
one consignment, a registered package
containing $5,000. The money is be
lieved to be burled somewhere in the
Held for Patient's Death.
As a result of an Investigation by
the state board of control of Ken
tucky, in the asylum In the prison of
charges that Fred Ketterer, a patient,
had been murdered by attendants, tho
grand Jury returned three Indictments
Tuesday. Fred P. Harris, one of the
accused, was at once arrested, but
the other, whose names the court
would not permit to be published till
rrested, are yet to be located.
Hits Ohio Investigators.
The supreme court of Ohio Tuesday
decided that the Drake investigating
committee, created by the state legis
lature last winter to probe the affairs
of Hamilton county and Cincinnati,
'a without power in a legal sense.
Hunter's Error Kills Girl.
I William Cason, while hunting Tues
day near Hayfleld, Minn., shot and
( killed Mabel Stevenson, 14 years old.
whom he had mistaken for a wood
shuck. Killed by a Highwayman.
Reno Hutchinson, of Spokane,
Wash., secretary of the T. M. C. A.,
was ahot and killed Tueaday night
by a highwayman In the residence sec
tion of the city.
Fire Near Historic Home.
The birthplace of John Adams, at
Qulncy, Mass., second president of the
United States, was saved from fire
Tuesday only by desperate efforts of
'.he local fire department.
Cuban Treasury All Right.
MaJ. I Add reported to Gov. Magoon
Wednesday that he had finished count
ing the funds In the Cuban treasury
and found that they totaled a little
more than $12,000,000.
Pensions to Blind Unconstitutional.
By a decision of the supreme court
of Ohio, handed down Tuesday, the
w awarding pensions to the blind Is
Uncle Sam After Minister.
Charged with using the United
States malls to defraud. Rev. A. M.
Kelly, formerly of Illinois, the promot
er of the Beulah Religious Iurid Set
tlement in Dickson county, Tenn., was
Ex-Senutr Walker Dead.
Ex-United States Senator J. I).
Walker, of Fayettevllle, Ark., Wed
nesday fell down a slaiiway leading to
his office and waa killed, hus skull be
g fractured. He was 76 ysars of age.
SHOT GIRL; IS THANKED.
Slav Soitllrr Also Given Fivo Dollar
After Investigating the killing ol
Mile. Semenova, a young medical stu
dent confined In the central detention
prison of St. Petersburg, Russia, who
was shot and killed by a sentry Sept.
10 when she showed herself at the
window of her cell overlooking the
court yard, the commander of the St.
Petersburg garrison, in an order of
the day, has thanked the soldier who
killed the girl and has given htm a
reward of $5. In addition the soldier,
who belongs to the Semlnovsky regi
ment, Is upheld as an example to his
comrades of faithful performance of
The testimony of the prisoners con
fined In the detention prison and that
of witnesses In behalC of the military
authorities differed considerably. The
prisoners claimed the sentry fired
without any warning or provocation,
while the sentry said he ordered Mile.
Semenova four times to leave tho
window, where she and some compan
ions were taunting the members of tho
Seminovskl regiment with the part
they took In the suppression of the re
volt at Moscow.
MAKE A SHORT HAVL.
Pandits Get Only SSO from Train in
Two armed men boarded the engine
of Denver and Rio Grande passenger
train No. 5 at Malta. Colo., Tuesday
night and nt the point of revolvers
compelled the engineer and fireman to
uncouple the express and buggago
cars. Then they forced the engineer
to pull the cars several miles up the.
road. When the train stopped tho
i bandits went to the express car and
covering the messenger with their
revolvers attempted to blow open the
safe. They only succeeded In getting"
A posse of eleven men, headed by
Sheriff O'Mahoney, is in pursuit of the
bandits, whose description tallies with
that of two men .who blew open a
safe at White Sulphur Springs, in
Summit county, a few nights ago.
APPEAL FOR FREE CORN.
Mexicans Want Import Duty Taken
from American Proudet.
To prevent a corn famine Gov.
Ahumada, of Jalisco, has made an
appeal to the general government of
Mexico for the removal of duties from
American corn for Importation. This
request has been made in a petition
from the business men of Jalisco. The
corn crop In that section of Mexico is
reported to be very light, owing to
the many floods this year.
Gov. Ahumada says that there will
be a shortage unless some remedy , is
taken to relieve the situation. There
is a scarcity of corn In many other
Mexican states, it is reported, due also
to the floods.
Young Irvias- ! New -York.
Henry B. Irving presented the "Ly
ons Mail" at the New Amsterdam
theater. New York, Monday night.
This was Mr. Irving's first presentation
In America of the play made famous
by his father, and his rendition of
the dual rolo of Dubose and Lesurques
was favorably compared with the
work of the elder Irving.
O'Brien Knocks Out Two Men.
Jack O'Brien, of Philadelphia,
knocked ou two men before the Pa
cific Athletic club at Los Angeles, Cal.,
Tuesday night. Ho put .out Fred
Cooley, his former sparring partner.
In three rounds. Tim Tremble, a lo
cal boxer, he succeeded In putting out
after nine rounds of fighting.
Near Plunge Over Fulls.
A naphtha launch containing a par
ty of six men and women was swept
Into the rapids within a half mile of
the brink of Niagara Falls Monday
night. They were suved from a plunge
over the cataract by Albert Green
wood of Chippewa, Ont., who brought
them ashore In his launch.
White House Crank to Asylum.
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Holmes, wife of
William Holmes, of Brooklyn, who
was arrested In Washington last Jan
uary while In an attempt to secure
an Interview with President Roose
velt, was Tuesday ordered by Judge
Crane, of Brooklyn, to be committed
to Bloomlngton asylum.
American Eggs to Cuba.
Egg handlers of New York will be
kept buBy from now until January
getting consignments ready for Cuba
trade. Poultry raising in Cuba has
never been profitable. The flocks fre
quently die out as the result of a dis
ease which the natives call "small
Big Deal In Iron.
Official announcement was made at
Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday of the
purchase of the properties of the
Georgia Coal and Iron company by the
Southern Steel company, the consider
atlon being the neighborhood of $2,'
Explosion Wrecks Store.
Four persons are dead and several
are missing as the result of a gasoline
explosion In the Melnenllng hardware
store, Port Recovery, O., Tuesday.
Indicted with 'lliaw.
In an argument before Recorder
Goff Tuesday in New York, District
Attorney Jerome indicated that anoth
er person may be indicted with Harry
Thaw for the murder of Stanford
Inundation of Mud.
A terrific storm has caused an In
undation of mud from Mt. Vesuvius
and the country about is flooded. Two
women have been killed and twenty-
six persons Injured by the storm.
8TATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK I A CON.
Comic Makes Great Gift John A.
Crelghton Presents Nearly Half Mil
lion to University Donation on
Count John A. Crelghton, of Omaha,
signalised the celebration of his 76th
birthday Monday by deeding to
Crelghton university $400,000 worth ot
real estate. In the presence of his
relatives and friends and of the fac
ulty, students and friends of Crelghton
university, he delivered the deeds to
the property Into the hands of Father
Dowling, president of the university.
The endowment consists of two
large business blocks In Omaha, one
the building on Ninth and Howard
streets, of which the Byrne-Hammer
Dry Goods company will soon take
possession, and the other the ware
house on Jones street, between Tenth
and Eleventh, occupied by the John
Deere Plow Co. The former Is eight
Btorles and basement In height and
covers ground 132 feet square. The
site cost $40,000 and the building and
site are worth nearly $260,000.
The Deero building Is 66 by 132
feet and six stories In height. These
two buildings were erected under long
time leases. They will bring the uni
versity something over $2,000 in
Two years ago Mr. Crelghton gave
the college $200,000 worth of proper
ty, consisting of the Arlington block,
on Dodge street. Just west of the head
quarters of the department of the
Missouri, and the Crelghton block, at
Fifteenth and Douglas streets. The
Income from these two and the two
included in the gift on Monday will
yield an Income of about $30,000 a
FOUND DEAD IX CORNFIELD.
Not Known Whether It Is a Case of
Murder or Suicide.
While a rural mall carrier was mak
ing his trip Saturday morning he saw
a man undressing beside a cornfield
about fifteen miles from Schuyler, but
thinking he was changing his clothes
thought nothing of It till Monday
morning, when passing the same
place he noticed the clothes lying on
the ground. In company with a
friend the next day they stopped to In
vestigate. Looking nt the clothes
they found blood on them. They then
followed the clue into the cornfield,
and found the man which the mall
carrier had seen Saturday morning
naked, with a gash cut through his
neck from ear to ear.
, Whether it was a case of suicide or
murder nobody knowsr He was a
stranger to both men who found him.
I Coroner Allen was notified and the
body was taken to Clarkson, the near
est town, for inquest.
Blaze at Stockhuni.
Wednesday morning fire was dis
covered in the building occupied by
C. O. Zakem, general merchandise, at
Stockham. The tire spread rapidly,
burning four other store buildings.
Tw. owned by Mrs. Coon, valued nt
$17,000, no insurance: P. J. Maupln,
store building, loss $1,000, insurance
$500, general merchandise, $5,000, in
surance $6,000: J. A. Reynolds, build
ing, $300; G. H. Llndall, building,
$800. Zakem's loss, general merchan
dize, $3,500; Insurance, $1,200. E. D.
Risden, saloon, $1,500, no Insurance;
J. R. Everett, drugs, loss $2,200, Insur
Tax List is Small.
The delinquent tax sale notices,
which are now running In a couple of
Fremont papers, are the shortest ever
published, covering only a column.
The delinquent amounts are mostly
small and on outlying lots or small
tracts of little value. The largest Is
$3,300 and the smallest 15 cents. Only
a few years ago the delinquent list
covered half a page.
To Oust Gas Company.
The Lincoln city council Mondaj
night adopted the report of a commit
tee declaring the Lincoln Gas com
pany without a franchise, and in
structed the city attorney to begin suit
of ouster. The gas company is capi
talized at $3,750,000. It Is owned by
what is known as the McMillan syndi
cate, of New York. H. L. Dougherty,
of Denver, Is the president.
" Science Healer Dies.
Ezra M. Buzwell, one of the leading
Christian Science practitioners and
teachers of the west, died quiet sud
denly at his home In Beatrice Monday.
He suffered from dropsy and heart
failure, but declined the services of a
physician. He was a close personal
friend and student of Mary Baker Ed
dy, founder of the doctrine.
Deutli Itemulns a Mystery.
After two days of work by the sher
iff of Douglas county the death of
Herbert C. Burke, whose body was
found at Florence Monday morning,
remains as deeply shrouded In mys
tery as It was the morning he was
found. A reward of $1,000 has been
offered by the county for Burke's
Dies Sitting In Chair.
Sitting In an upright position In a
chair, a knife tightly grasped In his
right hand and a pall of potatoes lying
at his feet, the lifeless body of John
Lefferdlnk. of Sprague was found
Sunday. Foul play was at first sus
pected, but later developments con
vinced the Investigators that the man
had died of heart failure.
Golden Wedding Ce lehraiion.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Peekham cele
brated their golden wedding at tht4r
beautiful country home seven miles
from Gothenburg, fully ROO relatives,
friends and neighbors being present
at the reception.
Switchman Dead on Track.
Five cars passed over Switchman
Edward Kelly Thursday morning In
the Missouri i'aclflc yards at Fifteenth
and Cumiuy streets, Omaha, cutting
his body In two and killing Mm instantly.
CONVICT 18 HIS OWN LAWYER.
Novel Scene In the Nebraska Suprraaa
The court room waa crpwded at
Lincoln Wednesday mornlnrf when
Philip Mctntyre, a convict at the Ne
braska state penitentiary, began tJ
plead his own case before the supreme
court. This Is the first time In thi
annals of the state that a convict hat
acted aa his own lawyer.
Melntyre la now serving a three
year sentence for cashing a forget
cheek for $250 at the Chadron First
National bank. The loss fell upen
Capt. Allen O. Fisher, who had In
dorsed tfc check at Mclntyre's re
quest. It was through Cart. Fisher's
later efforts that Melntyre was ar
rested. His defense before the supreme
court was eloquent, his claim being
based on the plea that he Is held then
without due process of law, and that
the manner In which he waa delivered
to the Nebraska authorities was In le
gal effect equivalent to kidnaping. He
insists that because of this Irregularity
his whole Imprisonment is Illegal, and
declares that he will carry the case to
the supreme court of the United States
if he does not win out in the Nebraska
CLUB WOMEN MEET.
Busy Session of State Federation neld
Wednesday, the second dsy of the
convention of the Nebraska Federa
tion of Women's Clubs at Kearney,
registered 112 delegates and 13 offi
cers, representing 67 clubs. Mrs. Flor
ence Kelley. of New York, secretary
of the National Consumers' League,
arrived Wednesday to speak on the
Industrial program. During tho
morning business session ait amend
ment to the constitution providing
for a biennial instead of an annual
convention was defeated. An admira
ble Innovation was the presentation
of club reports by districts In a re
sume by the district vice presidents.
The Third and Fifth districts made
the best showing for accomplishment,
especially In library extension and civ
It was announced that the splendid
art loan collection of the General Fed
eration of Women's Clubs will be cir
culated In Nobruska In January, the
sole cost to borrowing clubs being its
transportation from one town to an.
CLEMENT IS FOUND GUILTY
Surpy County Jury Convicts Him
Murder In Second Degree.
Wednesday at Papllllon the Jury in
the case of Fred Clement, charged
with killing Lou Ooldle, returned a
verdict of murder in the second degree
and was discharged. Tho Jury was out
neary twenty-four hours.
Clement will not bo sentenced at
this time, as his attorneys have pre
pared a motion for a new trial, which
will be argued later in the term.
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Jumps from Saloon to Death.
Pleasant Richardson, n teamster,
Mondoy morning plunged head first
from the top of a saloon to his death
on the sldowalk nt Fremont. He Is
believed to have gone insane. lie
mounted tho stair steps to the rear
and climbed out on the roof, where he
stood thirty minutes, while a crowd
gathered. Then he Jumped Just as
a policeman started up to bring him
down. He tiled at the Jail.
Dentists' Ollices Robbed.
Two dentists' offices were robbed at
Fremont and three others visited. Dr.
Llttlechlld's office was entered by
breaking the glas in the door. About
$50 In gold wus taken and everything
rummaged. Dr. Murphy's office wai
entered, probably by means of a skele
ton key, and about the sumo umount
nf stuff taken, besides a new coat an?
Brnvery Medal for Grand Island Man.
County Clerk George Poell. of Grand
Island, who saved the llf" of the child
of Paul Ussary on the St. Joo and
Grand Island railroad several years
ago, received a medal from the com
mission passing upon deeds of hero
ism, under act of congress of Feb
ruary. 1905. Accompanying the same
there was a button to be worn on the
Narrow Ecuape front lire.
The plant of the Beatrice Cold Stor
ese company had u close call from de
structlon by fire. Fire started In the.
large coal bin Just north of the plant,
but by the hardest kind of work the
coal was removed and the flames
extinguished. Spontaneous combus
tion is supposed to have caused the
Must Face the Music.
C. H. Walker, who is charged wltl
sccurlrg money for stock In his fake
umbreila factory at Omaha, transfer
ring It to his wife In Sioux City and
then when the Investor demanded the
return of his money, turning Mm off
with a personal note which Is not
worth the paper It Is written on, must
stand trial In the Omaha courts.
Woman Attempts Suicide.
Mrs. L. A. Kucera, living about flv
miles northwest of Weston, took
strychnine with suicidal Intent, after
which she cut a gash in her neck and
also one on her wrist, but failed to
sever tho artery.
Nebraska Bank Is Robbed.
The Bank of Muywood, at Majrwood,
Frontier county, was opened with dy
namite by unidentified parties, who se
cured $4,000 of the bank's funds. The
Odd Fellows I .ay Cornerstone.
The cornerstone of the new build
ing being erected by the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows' lodge of Grand
Island was laid with impressive cere
Holdup ot Madison.
Al Smith, a Madison business man,
was s.'indbagged and robbed of $ltk
In a dark alley at Madison. He was
found unconscious some time after
wards. Citizens have offered $160 for
the arrest of the highwayman.
Doctor and Wife to Asylum.
One of the brighter? doctors tJ the
stale, Dr. Ler.y riufg. of llttehell,
was Monday committed to the dlpso
manlue ward in the Insane asylum, jl
letlm of the dm habit. With hlro
Is his wife, also a slave to morphine.
The following delegates have been
appointed by Gov. Mickey to repre
sent Nebraska at the seventeenth fn
nual session of the Trans-MlsslssIfol
Commercial Clngress, which meets In
Kansas City. Nov. 20. 21. 22 and iJ:
F. W. Judson. J. M. Guild. Mark L,
Kelker, Omaha; J. Cloy Fox. Newport;
O. C. Grsy, Columbus; A. C. Sullivan,
Tecumseh; H. H. Pnrtllng, Nebraska
City; W. K. Kinney, Shelby; II. H. Cul
ver, Mllford; J. C. Bow en, Brown
Bow; T. L. Porter. Alms; Meti Mather,
Aurora; C. C. Coijb; Yjrk: V. G. Ly
ford. Falls City: Cass Cornell, Ord:
Adelbert Abel, Hebron; Walter Jack
son Valentine: A. V. Anderson, Ne
llgh: Platte White, North Platte; W.
E. Hardy, W. S. Whltten, H. M. Bush
nell, Lincoln; W. J. lllggin, Schuyler:
C. B. Dempster, Dan Cook, Beatrice;
J. II. A rends, Syracuee; S. C. Oaks,
Seward; C. H. Anderson, Crete; E.
E. Sundrock, Geneva: E. L. Means,
Orleans; C. F. Cot her. Red Cloud; C.
D. Marr. George Wolz, Fremont; J. H.
Dill. Grand Island: A. B. Van Decar,
St. Paul; M. 1). Wlllert. Tekamah:
John F. Crocker, Kearney; W. F. Har
Superintendent Avery, of Pawne
county, has written a letter to State
Superintendent McHrlon In which he
suld tho wages of school teachers In
his county has been Increased over
last yeur from $7 to $S a month. One
.school board, which last year paid
'$30 and $35, Is this year paying $50,
and a director said that the district
had the best and cheapest school It
had ever had. Superintendent Avery
also said only one teacher In tho coun
ty Is working for the same salary she
received last year. This teacher, he
said, had failed to attend a summer
school and had not taken any educa
tional course at home. He failed to
speak of the teacher's ability, but left
the Impression she had been discrimi
nated against because she had failed
to contribute to the summer school,
In which are employed numerous edu
cators who otherwise would have to
get other Jobs,
The flre nemesis Is still pruslng th
Young Men's Christian association of
Lincoln. Less than ' two years ago
tho Young Men's Christian association
quarters at Thirteenth and P streets
were destroyed by flre, the association
losing several thousand dollars In
property beyond Its Insurance. A can
vass for subscriptions netted enough
money to repair the quarters and also
to build a new Rymnaslum, which 1
to serve la'er as a wing for an entirely
new bulldlpg, the entire plant to cost
In the neighborhood of $80,000. Ear.
ly Monday morning cottage belong-.
feet from the new gymnasium, was
found to be ablaze and the flames had
gained such headway that the fire
men could only check their spread to
teh adjacent buildings, while the cot
tage was practically gutted. The loss
Is estimated at $2,500. only half of
which Is covered by Insurance.
There will be a number of changes
In the blank schedules furnished as
sessors In the future. Secretary Ben
nett mado up tho copy for the new
schedules Monday and fourteen Item
which were on the old schedules have
been eliminated. These are things
which proinniy belong under the
bonds of merchandise or household
goods and which, while they occu
pied room on the old blanks, seldom
had anything listed after them. A
number of Items have been added to
take the place of those which were
cut out. For Instance, automobiles,
which have heretofore been listed with
bicycles, have been given a separate
line. There Is also a line for cream
separators and one for saddles and
The commercial Interests of Lincoln
are looking forward with decided In
terest to the fruition of the rumored
plan of the Union rnclflo railway
looking to the construction of an air
line from Omaha to the capital city
by which the latter Is to become a
main line station on the Harrlman
system. These rumors come from ap--urently
authentic sources, the pro
warn providing for an extension of the
Lincoln line on to the west, tapping
the present main line either nt Central
City or Grand Island.
Advocates of the proposition to ask
the legislature to construct a second
building on the state house grounds,
for the particular purpose of housing
the supremo court, tho clerk and the
state library have encountered so
many protests, the latter based on ob
jections to destroying the beauty and
symmetry of the surroundings, that
they have mapped out a new program.
The new plan Is to submit a proposi
tion for a new wing to the capltol on
the south side, the same to cost $200,
000. The wholesale and retail dealers ot
Lincoln have been warned that they
are destined to encounter a gradual
boosting nf fire insurance rates. It
is reported that an Increase In Insur
ance rates on several large stocks of
goods In the city has been decided on,
and that In one instance the Increase
has been demanded.
The Lincoln city council adopted the
report of a committee declaring the
Lincoln Gas company without a fran
chise, and Instructed the city attorney
to begin suit of ouster. The gas com
pany Is capitalized at $3,750,000. It Is
owned by what is known us the Mc
Millan syndlcute of New York. 11. 1
Doherty, of Denver, is the president.
Deputy Secretary of State Fred Mil
ler haa prepared the copy for the
sample ballots to be sent out to th.
various county clerks us a guide for
the publication of the ballots to be
used In the coming election. The bal
lot, as usual, has the names of the
J parties at the top with circles for vot
I ers to use In voting straight tickets.
The parties appear In the following
order: Republican, Democratic. Peo
ple's Independent, Prohibition, Social
list. At the head nf the ballot is tht.
1 resolution on the constitutional
show more activity lu re,
sponse to the colder weath
er and urgent needs In manufactures)
aud construction. Difficulty In getting
necessary material Is more evident La
soino lines, but the most disturbing
drawback Is Inadequate railroad facili
ties for the prompt -forwarding of com
modities. Consumption of raw and fin
ished materials Is ou a basis which,
quickly absorbs available supplies, ana
It Is not surprising that the trend of
cost Is upward, advances being estab
lished this week Which are notable la
pig Iron, light rails, plates and tl-.e mi
nor metals, particularly copper.
A further rise In cotton affects the
market for textiles, the leading grains
have declined and provisions and live
stock have turned dearer; all apparent
ly having a natural momentum, the lu
dlcatlons reflecting wry slight specula
Tho distribution of general merchan
dise maintains unprecedented volume.
Freezing temperuture Immediately stim
ulated active buying of heavy-weight
apparel, footwear, household and other
The creation of new wealth fore
shadowed by the government crip re
port this week, and the practical as
surance of ample bread supplies, add
ed to the confidence which pervades
business circles, and It Is now seen
that there Is more disposition to enter
Into commitments Involving great out
lays of money. New building pluns ex
ceed In valuo those of a year ago, fac
tory extensions will provide much work,,
and the construction of a new pas
senger station to cost $20,000,000 lu.
the near future Is an Inducement to
others to make an early start upon
necessary extension of terminals. Iron
and steel activities exhibit no diminu
tion, and tho . new work Included aa
Increasing number of orders for rails,
pig Iron, curs and steamships. Re
ceipts of Iron ore are running ahead
of those at this time last year, but the
guln In surplus stocks Is yet small.
Fuilurcs reported In the Chicago dis
trict numbered 22, against 25 last week
ami 23 a year ago. Dun's Review of
(?:'" . J Cold weather ha great
ly stimulated many Hues
of retail trude hitherto In
clined to lag, notable In this respect be
ing heavy-weight clothing, shoes, and
rubber footwear, aud Induced some re
order business with Jobbers, who are
still busy on regular trude. The coal
trude also shows Improvement mid
some advance In prices, hut here car
congestion, especially at tho West, la a.
bar to fullest activity.
The railways seem to keep finding In
creased difficulty lu hundllug the traf
fic offering, ami fears of future great
congestion are expressed.
The price situation as a whole Is on
of great strength, Oct. 1 prices being
at a record level. For the week the
features In speculative circles huveheea
the slowness of dealings In grain at,
small net changes in price, and tho
sharp fluctuations of cotton, due to
contradictory advices as to frost dam
age. The strength of the metal mar
kets deserves mention.
Jobbing trude, though of a between
seasons character, Is very large for the
season, j.speciai activity is noieu ncre
In wholesale circles In cotton fabrics,
which tend upward on stronger raw
material prices. Spring trade Is reccly
lng Increased attention and good or- .
ders'are already noted. Rradstreefa
Chicago Cattle, common to- prime,
$4.00 to $7.30; hogs, prime heavy, $4.00
to $0.00; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00
to $5.40; wheat No. 2, 71c to 72c; corn.
No. 2, 44c to 45c; oats standard, 32c to
83c; rye, No. 2, U4c to 05c; hay timo
thy, $10.00 to $15.50; prairie, $U.OO to
$14.00; butter, choice creamery, 18c to
26; eggs, fresh, 22c to 2Tc; potatoes,
80c to 48c.
Indianapolis Cattle, shifping, $3.00
to $0.35; bogs, choice heavy, $4.00 to
$(1.70 ; sheep, common to prime, $2.fi0 to
$5.00; wheat, No. 2, 71c to 73c; corn.
No. 2 white. 4tlo to 47c; oats, No. 2
white, 83c to 35c.
St Louis Cattle. $t.5() to $7.00;
hogs, $1.00 to $d.!k); seep, $.1.50 to
$5.00; wheat. No. 2, 75c to 70c; corn.
No. 2, 43o to 44o; oats, No. 2, 32c to
31c ; rys, No. 2, SOc to 00c.
Cincinnati Cattle, $4.00 to to $5.40;
hogs, $1.00 to $fl.SO; sheep, $2.00 to
$1.75; wheat, No. 2, 7-V to 77c; corn.
No. 2 mixed, 4Hc to l'.lc: oats. No. 2
mixed, 34c to 30c; rye, No. 2, Cue to
Buffalo Cattle, choice shipping steers,
$4.00 to $0.00; bogs, fair to choice, $4.00
to $0.00; sheep, common to good mixed,
$4.00 to $5.35; lumhs, fair to choice,
$5.00 to $7.00.
New York Cattle, $1.00 to $0.05;
hogs, $4.00 to $0.75; sheep, $3.00 to
$5.50; wheat, No. 2 'red, 77o to 70c;
corn, No, 2, to 54c; oats, natural
white, 3Sc to 40e ; butter, creamery, 20c
to 27c; eggs, western, 22o to 25c.
Tole.lo Wheat, No. 2 mixed. 74c to
7tlc; corn. No. 2 mixed, 47c to 4Xe;
oats. No. 2 mixed. 34c to 30c ; rye, Ni
2. 02e to 01c; clover aeod, prime, $8.17.
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