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I MRS. HAROLD STAGG.
X Oopyrluht, JS90 ana IW1 by Robert Bonner's Sob.
An hour Utor Bbo and Eleanor woro
sitting on tho plaxsta.
"I think your undo really enjoyed
"I am euro ho did ovory mlnuto of
"Ho seems very fond of you "
"Oh, ho la; and I am bo glad to
think that ho 1b going to bo in New
York. Ho was telling mf about 1Ib
quarters; ho has taken th.ee roomn In
a boardlng-houso, and, I'm euro, from
tho description, that ho can't bo very
comfortable I've promised to pay
him a visit, and put hlro to rights. Ho
says hla socks all ecd darning," add
d Eleanor, with a laugh. Sho had
looked up from tho morning news
pnper, to answer Mrs. Stogg's remark,
and she now resumed her reading. A
moment later sho said: "I aqo here
that Mr. Page's yacht Barbara atartod
from Now York day beforo yesterday,
on a crulso northward."
"Ah! then ho will soon bo here,"
said Emma, blithely.
Eleanor sat silent for a few mo
menta, looking out over tho sea.
"Has Mr, Pago no regular occupa
tion, Aunt Emma?" sho aBked, sud
denly. "Ho is not in business, If you mean
tbat," roplled Mrs. Stage, after a brief
contcmplativo survey of her fancy
work. "You know," sho added, "there
would bo no use in his going into
business, for be has all tho monoy ho'
needs, and In theso times it is much
caster to lose monoy than to mako it."
"I wasn't thinklug of business
"Well, you know he isn't a law
yer or a doctor. That Is, ho doesn't
practice law. Ho may havo studied
it and been admittod to tho bar, for
all I know; I shouldn't wonder If ho
had. It's a voay good thing for a
young man to do, I've understood. If
you mean by a 'regular occupation' a
profession or anything of that sort, no
"I thought possibly ho might havo
some strong interest I did not, know
of. I waa awaro ho was not In any
"'Interest?'" echoed Emma. ' "I
should say ho had a great many In
terests." And then, as, Eleanor Beem
ed to bo waiting for hor to continue,
sho said, firmly, but with a llttlo
warmth J "Ho Is excessively fond of
horses and his yacht. I bellovo ho
had something to do with designing
the model of his own. Ho is a
splendid shot. Ho has traveled a
great deal, and speaks several lan
guages. Ho has a small stock farm,
and I'vo heard him say that when ho
settled down, ho expected to enlargo
it and IIyo in tho country most of tho
year. Yes, I should say, on tho whole,
that ho had a very strong intorost in
farming In farming and In animals.
Naturally, at presont he spends a
good deal of his time in society. One
thing is certain, though, my dear, and
that is ho will bo ready to do any
thing in reason that you want him
A Buddon impulse bad seized Emma
to mako this sally, and sho looked up
at her nteco as sho spoke, with a
meaning smile. Eleanor started and
flushed violently. Then sho bent -over
her work, and thero was an awkward
stillness. Presently Emma interrupt
ed it by saying;
"I havo known a great many in
stances whoro women havo exercised
a vast amount of influenco over men
that woro in lovo with them. Thero
Is Tilly McVane, for instance; her
husband drank llko a fish beforo sho
married him, but ho promised, If sho
would havo him, never to touch an
other drop, and ha never haB to this
day; and thoy aro happy as turtle
doves. What woman haB dono woman
can do again, Eleanor, dear; though,
to toll tho truth, I don't think ono
would deslro any serious chango In
Mr. Page. I havo never heard a word
breathed against him on tho scoro of
habits. I know he la charitable, and
is always doing kind things; and
though ho may not have your taste
for books and study, I havo no doubt
that ho would bo only too ready to
tako an Interest in overything that in
terested you. Look at mo, I scarce
ly ever opened a book beforo I was
married, and now, what with select
ing them for Harold, I consider my
self quite a literary person. It Isn't
wise for peoplo to bo too much alike
"Do you mean to say, Aunt Emma,"
said Eleanor, when these remarks
were concluded, "that you think Mr.
Page Is In lovo with mo?" Her
cheeks were glowing vividly as she
spoko, and sho clasped her hands in
front of her.
"You ought to be the best Judgo of
that yourself, my dear," said Emma,
suavely, but rather alarmed withal, by
the young girls serious demeanor.
"I should never have thought of
such a thing If you had not Implied
"Well, well, what harm if ho Is a
little enamored?" replied her aunt,
smoothing out her work again. "But
let mo say, ho has not mado a con
fidante of me. I am merely judging
by appearances. Perhaps I am entire
"It would alter everything." Elea
nor was answering the query. "What
makes you think so, Aunt Emma?
He has been very kind yery, but it
never occurred to me that It could be
possible tbat ho"
She broke oft without finishing,
looking at her aunt with a distressed
ir and twisting her fingers nervously.
Emma was provoked with herself for
having spoken. What sho had fcarod
and yet believed Impossible was tho
cnao; tho child had not realized tho
situation. However, It was tod lato
'to draw back now; eho might gloss
tho matter over if It enmo to tho
worst, but she had better open tho
child's eyes a little. "What did you
suppose Was tho meaning of all Mr.
rage's attention his flowers, his con
slant prcforonco for your society?"
"I know ho liked mo, of course."
"Liked you? That is rather a
nguo term, my dear. Didn't it over
occur to you that ho 'liked you' very
much better than any ono else?"
"I'm afraid that I didn't think much
about what he meant," sho answered,
desolately. "I'vo been acting wrongly.
Aunt Emma. It was pleasant going
on and on, and I didn't realize. Oh,
yes, I'vo been very wrong."
"NonsonBO. What is thero wrong
about it? You may havo been a llttlo
obtuse, perhaps, but you'll know an
other time, or rather henceforth, for
maybo thero won't bo another time.
You mustn't mind mo, dear," sho add
ed, noticing that Eleanor writhed at
tho innuendo; "I'm Only teasing. It
la very jlkely his own fault if you
didn't know Men aro often so fear
fully commonplace In their speech
oven when their actions seem de
voted." Eleanor snld, with fervor, after a
"I am very much obliged to you,
,rFor opening your eyes? You aro
entirely welcome It occurred to mo
that it wbb Just possible you might
not bo realizing tho full slgnlflcanco
of what such intentions ordinarily im
ply. It Is apt to bo a shock to a girl
If a man offers himself without hav
ing mado his Intentions pretty clear
clear beforehand, and in such cases
sho sometimes says things sho would
not say if sho had been more or less
prepared, though no girl Is oyer quite
Emma spoko calmly. Sho was dis
turbed by Eleanor's manner, and yot
sho Judged that her shrinking from
the Idea of being seriously sought lu
marrlago proceeded from tho novelty
of it, and that tirao would effect a
change, It was advisable to give hor
an accurate glimpse of 'the truth, and
yot veil it Bumclently not to offend
or disgust her maidenly instincts. Sho
hoped sho had accomplished this, and
accordingly sho was llttlo prepared
for the reply sho now received.
"I think, Aunt Emma, tho sooner I
got to work the bettor. I ought to
havo done so before," sho continued,
as Mrs. Stagg gazed at her in blank
bewilderment, "but I was having such
a pleasant time I lot myself drift
""i ijiivuuui i i uuu k uuuur
"You know I havo always meant
to bo a teacher. Undo Harold per
suaded mo to como East with him
on account of tho boys, but now that
thoy are established at school, and I
have had all tho rest I need, I should
like to try to got somo pupils, or a
situation in a college."
"Eleanor, what do you mean?"
"I havo my own living to make,
Mrs. Stagg broke Into a nervouB
"Aro you getting tired of us so
soon, my dear? I feared that wo
should not bo ablo long to compete
with tho attractions of the 'wild and
woolly West' "
"If I can do equally well here, I
should prefer to remain rather than
go West; but I imagine that there aro
more opportunities In somo of the
smaller new Western colleges or aca
demics for the kind of position I
would rather havo."
"Eleanor, aro you crazy? Do you
realize what you aro Baying? Pupils!
A position in a college! And all be
cause I suggested that a young man
might bo In lovo with youl I gavo
you credit for more sense."
Emma rocked her chair with offend
ed dignity that found vent for its
pent-up annoyance in another scornful
laugh. Could the child possibly be In
earnest? It was too ridiculous; and
yet there sho sat, with her hands
clasped beforo her, and an lntenso
expression which might betoken any
"No, Aunt Emma, Mr. Page had
Nothing to do with it, except that if it
had not been for him I should very
likely have begun to mako somo in
quiries before we came to Beverly, as
to my chances of finding employment.
I ought .to havo done so, but, as I have
already said, I was weak enough to
put It off a llttlo longer. I am pro
posing merely to carry out tho plan
I havo had In mind all along my life
work." Emma looked at her curiously.
"You are talking gtbbcrlsh. Do you
not consider It part of a woman's 'life
work' to bo well married?"
"If It so happens, certainly."
"'So hapens!' One would think I
were referring to tho bite of a mad
dog. I am older than you, Eleanor,
and I havo seen the world. There Is
no more foolish, not to say unnatural,
attitude for a woman to assume, than
to set her face agalnBt marriage. A
self-chosen old maid is a pitiable person."
"I havo no wish to bo an old maid,"
said Eleanor, with a smile. "Indeed,
I hope to be married some day.
"Then why this rigmarole?"
I do not see what my being mar-
wit h the question of supporting my
self." "Supporting yourself? Do yoa not
know, Eleanor, that, in bringing you
to livo with him, your uncle Harold
took upon himself your support? That
Is no longer an open question. Ho in
tends to provide you with a home until
you are married, or, if you persist in
remaining single, you need have no
fear that ho will turn you out of doors
or leave your future unprovided for.
Your undo is a Just man."
"I know ho is, and that both of you
aro far kinder to mo than I dosorvo.
But do you not understand, Aunt Em
ma, that I would rather mako my own
way, that I prefer to bo independent
and not a burden on anybody? I am
grateful to you, and I shall never for
get all you havo dono for mo, but 1
.Bbouldn't bo happy to go on in this
way any longer; I want to do some
thing." Tho eager words and demeanor
startled Emma. Sho bont her brows
on ,her work and rocked restlessly.
Sho could seo nothing but ridiculous
folly and misguided waywardness in
tho proposition. Harold would novor
consent to sucn a Bcncmo; it was
almost foolish to think or argue about
It. Still, tho child seemed alarmingly
In earnest, and it could not Bafely be
predicted what she might not be
capable of. Presently, Mrs. Stagg re
plied with deliberation:
"Thero is no objection that I can
Beo to your doing something, as you
call it, Eleanor. You may do whatever
you wish. If you think it necessary to
your peaco of mind to earn a little
monoy by your own exertions which
strikes mo, I must say, as slightly
quixotic, considering how well ofl
your undo is but, as I say, if it
would mako you happier, there is no
possible reason why you .should not
ulilizo any talents you have. I know
of several girls who have dressed
themselves or added materially to
tholr Incomes through what they
havo mado by painting on china, or
contributing to tho magazines or by
giving whist lessons. Whist is so
much tho fashion now, that, I dare
say, If you insist upon it, I could get
you a class easily enough. In that
way, you would bo ablo to satisfy your
conscience, and still at tho same time
avoid any radical chango in your sur
roundings." "I am afraid," said Eleanor, shaking
her head sadly, "that my conscience
could not bo so easily satisfied, or
rather, Aunt Emma, that It Isn't a
question of conscience only, but ol
preferenco for a particular modo ol
life. I am interested in study and in
books, and and In tho atmosphere
Which belongs to them, and I should
never bo happy among people " She
stopped short, embarrassed how to
"Why don't you finish? I know
qulto what you wished to say 'among
people who don't go In especially for
anything of tho sort.' Well, wo don't
pretend to bo more literary than ths
average person, but there aro other
things In tho world fully as Important
aa books, Eleanor, and one of them li
common sense, Somo women in my
place would say: 'Go and be a teacher
in a Western college, if you wish
to,' and wash their hands of you. But
I cannot bring myself to bellevo that
you are really serious when you talk
(To bo continued.)
NEBRASKA IN GENERAL
TEACHERS COMING IN FORCE.
Superintendent Looks Forward to a
Well Attended Meeting.
Superintendent of Instruction Fow
ler believes tho meeting of tho Btato
teachers UiIb year will be more suc
cessful and of more interest than any
previous meeting. In an intcrviow he
"The teachers of Nebraska are com
ing to tho stato association this year
n larger numbers than ever before.
Tho vastly better program Is attract
ing them. Many will be hero Monday
and Tuesday (29th and 30th). to take
tho stato examination for life certifi
cates. In fact, tho office of tho stato
superintendent of public instruction
will not be large enough to contain
them all. Many other teachers will
be in Tuesday to Bee the art exhibit
before the regular meetings begin.
The county superintendents will all
bo hero Tuesday to attend tho busi
ness session In representative hall and
to discuss echool law. The education
al council will meet Tuesday evening
and Wednesday forenoon, and Wednes
day afternoon nine meetings of tho
auxiliary association will be In full
blast. From that time until Friday
night you won't be ablo to throw a
snowball on O Btrcet, or between the
Lindell and tho Lincoln, from St.
Paul's church to the university with
out hitting a schoolma'am. And they
will not all dissolve from view Friday
night Many will remain over Saturday
to do some shopping, and others will
remain faithful to the program at St
Paul'B church Friday evening and go
to tho "play" at tho Oliver Saturday
afternoon or night, "Much Ado About
THE LIVE 3T0CK MARKET.
CLAMORING FOR GRAIN CARS.
WHY HE LAUGH8 AT DOCTORS
Representative Livingston of Georgia,
Telia Good Story.
Representative Livingstone of Geor
gla, believes that he got the better ol
tho surgeons this fall and ho Is con
gratulating himself accordingly. A
a result of his arduous campaign
work ho becamo possessed of a vers
bad throat. It refused to yield tc
ordinary treatment, so ho went to s
distinguished surgeon in his part ol
tho country. Tho surgeon took a
glance at tho inflamed organ and then
got out his knives and prepared for
an operation. Mr, Livingstone de
murred. After much pleading ho wat
granted twonty-four hours In which tc
tighten up his nerve for tho ordeal.
While engaged In tho tightening proc
ess another patient camo along, was
stretched out on the operating table
and died beforo tho surgeon finished
with him. Livingston heard of this
and stood off tho surgeon on one pre
text or another until ho was ready tc
start for Washington. Just before
leaving homo he came upon an old
Hegrc mammy who offered a cure for
b.?s tbrt. She soaked a lump ol
augVr In turpentine. Tho dose did
all tho old mammy claimea for It
"And that," said Representative Liv
ingstone, 'Is tho reason I laugh overj
time I seo a doctor's sign."
Farmers Complain That They. Cannot
Get Their Crops to Market.
THAYER, Neb. Tho farmers living
around Thayer aro complaining bit
terly of tho treatment that tho Farm
ers' Grain Elevator company Is receiv
ing at Thayer from the Fremont, Elk
horn & Missouri Valley railroad. They
assert that the Elkhorn is furnishing
tho trust elevators with empty cars
and that the farmers are unable to
get a car. Officers of the company are
leaving for Omaha, where they will
see tho proper officials and see If they
cannot receive fair treatment from the
Elkhorn. Tho grain bins are full and
farmers havo had to stop threshing
machines. They think It pretty hard
to have to stop taking grain when the
company elevators aro taking In grain
right along and are receiving cars.
BENEDICT, Neb. Elevator men on
the Kansas City & Omaha railroad
complain that since tho road has been
operated by tho Burlington It Is hard
er work to get cars than under the
old management. Every elevator is
full of grain and many of them In
York county on the Kansas City &
Omaha have filled tho driveways. Corn
shelters and threshing machines have
had to stop, as elevators cannot take
any more grain.
FREE DELIVERY IS ASKED.
Protest 'Against Changing Land Leas
Burkett on Wednesday called at the
postofllce department, and requested
tho establishment of a free delivery
service at Plattsmouth. Three deliv
eries of mall in tho business portion
and two deliveries In the residence
sections Is desired a day.
Both Burkett and Mercer introduced
resolutions in tho house from tho
George A. Custer post, Grand Army
of tho Republic, of Omaha, protesting
against any change of laws affecting
the leasing of public lands In Nebras
ka. Frank I. Teeter of Nebraska,
clerk In tho pension bureau, has re
ceived a Balary promotion from $900
to $1,000 a year.
Youth and Happiness.
After all, It Is open to dispute
whether or not people aro happj
when they aro young. Only ono bos
in town can carry water for the ele
phant; and he Is oppressed by the
thought that his father w,Ill spring
the "detrimental to morals" argu
ment on him Just before tho big show
Perhaps, to dim It all, there la
moro pleasure In seeming young when
jou know that you aro not than In
EIbo why tho complexion remedies,
wrlnklo chasers, and hair retainers,
to say nothing of false teeth and other
Saves Life by a Miracle.
BEATRICE, Neb. Gus Schmidt, a
resident of this city, came very, near
losing his life whllo shoveling snow
off the roof of a brick building. He
accidentally Blipped off tho rear edge
of tho roof that was concealed by tho
heaw snow drifts and fortunately
caught himself by a piece of 2x4 pro-j
Jectlng from tho fire wall. Ho hung
there for some time suspended forty
feet above the ground, and by the
greatest effort succeeded In pulling
himself back on the roof, thereby sav
ing himself from a serious if not fatal
Mrs. Guy Barton, who has been hold
at Sheridan, Wyo., on tho charge of
killing her father-in-law, returned
heme to Plattsmouth, accompanied by
her brother, Lawrence Stull. Mrs.
Burton was released upon ball pend
ing her trial, which is sot for Febru
Governor-elect Mickey was a visitor
at the State Industrial school at Kear
ney, dropping in without announce
ment of his coming. He mado a criti
cal inspection of all parts of the in
stitution, but mnde no comment on tho
administration of Superintendent
A, now democratic dally will bo
started In Fremont about January 1,
or before. A stock company has been
formed and will be Incorporated aa
soon as a few preliminaries are out of
tho way. Tho stock will bo $4,000, of
which Waldo Wlntersteen of Fremont
will own half and about twenty lead
ing democrats of the city and county
the other half.
The "Hollo Bill" company, which
showed at Beatrice, had tho receipts
of tho box office and baggage attached
by Miss Mildred Claire and Frank T,
Glenn, members of tho company, who
claimed that Manager Kellogg owed
them back salaries to tho amount of
$100 each. Mr. Kellogg denies tho
fact that he owes tho alleged debt
ard proposes to fight the case.
Fire broke out In tho store ol tho
Anderson Mercantile company at Ne
llgh and the flro and water rendered
tho stock of merchandise nearly a
total loss. Tho stock was probably
.worth $10,000, on which thero Is but
$2,000 Insurance. Tho flre camo from
a lamp set too near some cotton wrap
pers displayed on a lino through tho
Btore. The building 1b badly damaged.
Plans aro being mado by a number
of local business men o fAshland to
purchase tho south half of block 17,
Flora City addition, and present the
same to the City of Ashland, to bo
used as a public park. Tho ground is
finely located for a park, being within
one block of tho business center. F.
H. Chlckerlng and C. N, Folsom are
circulating a subscription paper, head
ed by a donation of $1,000 from E. A.
Wiggenhorn, and ranging in amount
from $150 down to $50.
The Nebraska Association of Osteo
pathic Physicians held its annual con
vention In Lincoln. A number of in
teresting papers were read and dis
cussed and a legislative committee ap
pointed, which will look after matters
of Interest to the association before
the coming legislature. Theso officers
were elected for the coming year: Dr.
Milligan of Grand Island, president;
Dr. Moss of ABhland, vice president;
Dr. Grace Beedan of Omaha, secretary.
Twenty-four hours after leading his
bride to tho altar, Mead Morrell, a
fireman on the Burlington railroad,
lost his life In a head-on collision at
Table Rock. Train No. 64, standing
in tho yards, was about to pull out
Train No. 67, coming into the yardB
at twenty-five miles an hour, crashed
into the standing engine. Both en
gines, their tenders and a number of
cars of merchandise were totally de
stroyed. Morrell was told to Jump,
but evidently did not have time.
Governor-elect Mickey was in Ne
braska City to investigate tho manage
ment of the institute for the Blind.
In an interview Mr. Mickey stated that
he found tho people very well satis
fled with Mr. Morey, the superintend
ent at the institute, but that there is
some dissatisfaction aa to tho way in
which the school Is managed. Mr.
Mickey said he bad not yet decided
whether he would retain Mr. Morey,
but would carefully investigate the
situation before rendering a decision.
Much legislation Is asked from the
coming legislature by the legislative
committee of the State Teachers' asso
ciation, which met In Lincoln with
Stato Superintendent Fowler. One of
the most Important recommendations
Is In regard to tho age of teachers.
The committee was unanimous that
no person under the age of 17 years
ought to be permitted to teach in the
public schools of the state. This
measure will result In many changes
If adopted by the legislature. Thero
arc hundreds of teachers In the Btato
below that age. To exclude them will
cause a greater demand for older
teachers and the Increased demand
will probably bo followed by a ralso
in the wages that the teachers will re
ceive, The rules of the State Normal
school at Peru may also have to be
changed to conform to tho new meas-
Latest Quotations from South Omaha
and Kansas City.
SOUTH OMAHA. 4
SHEEP Packers claim they hava been
paying too high prices here for some time,
as compared 'with other market, and
that they are now going to get this mar
ket down in line with others. As com
pared with yesterday afternoon the mar
ket Is fully JOQIBe lower, or, as compared
withj yesterday morning, the decline
amounts to fully 15S25C and In some cases
sales were mado that looked even worse
than that The least decline was on
strictly choice natives that packers could
use for their Christmas trade. Owing t
this sudden tumble In prices trading was
naturally rather slow and It was lato
beforo a clearance was made. The stock
er and feeder market continued abput
steady. Supplies were light, so that,
while the demand was also limited, prices
showed very little change. Quotations for
fed stock: Choice lambs, $5.0005.25; fair
to good lambs, $4.50:35.00: choice year
lings, $4.0004.25; fair to good yearlings,
$3.7504.00; choice wethers, $3.0004.00; fair
to good, $3.253.00; choice ewes, $3 GO04.OO;
fair to good, J3.0OS3.CO; ifeeder lambs, $3.00
1.00; feeder yearlings, $3.0003.25; feeder
wethers, $2.7603.00; feeder ewes, JL&032.2S.
HOaS-Chlcago was reported I015o
lower and the decline here was Just about
tho same. Tho bulk of the hogs sold
from $3.97 to $6.05, with a few choice
loads going at $6.0714 and $8.10. The light
weight iogs sold mostly from $5.90 to
$5.95. The lighter the weights tho harder
U was to mako a sale and pigs were ex
tremely harii to sell at satisfactory prices
and they brought considerably less than
hogs. Trading was not active at the
decline, but stilt tho bulk of tho arrivals
was disposed of In good season. Tho
closo of the market was, if anything,
a shade weaker than the opening.
CATTLE Receipts, 3,150 natives, S30
Texans, 200 native calves; beef steers, dull
at last Friday's prices; good corn cows
and heifers, 15025c lower; range canners,
10020c lower; choice export and dressed
beef steers, $5.1090.00; fair to good, $3.&O0
5.05; Blockers and feeders, $2.25004.00
western fed steers, $3.0005.23; Texas and
Indian steers, $2.6504.05; Texas cows, $2.00
2.70; native cows, $1.2303.85; native heif
ers, $1.7604.00; canners, $0.7502.25; bulls,
$1.8565.95; calves, $2.8506.00.
HOGS Receipts, 7,000 head; market
dull and 10315c lower; top, $6.20; bulk of
sales, $6.006.124; heavy, $6.076.2O;
mixed packers, $5.S5.10; light, $5.S0fi.05
yorkers, $6.0036.03 pigs, $3.5006.00.
SHEEP AND LAMBS-Recelpts, 2,000
head; market steady to easy; native
lambs, $4.0005.40; western lambs, $3.83
1.33; fed ewes, $3.0003.95; native wethers,
$3.0004.00; western wethers, $3.084.20;
Blockers and feeders, $2.0003.35.
GET FIVE YEARS EACH.
Five More St Louis Boodlcrs
ST. LOUIS The Joint trial of flvo
former members of the house of dele
gates, which began Tuesday, ended In
a vordlct of five years for each man
in the penitentiary. Tho defendants,
John A. Sheridan, Charles J. Denny,
Charles Gutke, Edmund Bersrh and
T. E. Albright, were convicted on
charges of bribers in connection with
passage of Suburban street car bill,
to accomplish which it was charged
$75,000 had been placed on deposit
to be used as required. Tho five de
fendants, after hearing the verdict,
filed motions for a new trial and each
was released on bond.
These cases make fourteen bribery
cases that havo gone- to trial as the
result of tho Investigation of munici
pal corruption, ono case being ac
quitted on tlie order of the Judge.
The testimony offered by the state In
the Joint case all tended to show that
a combine existed In the house of del
egates to control legislation, by which
means tho members of this combino
could secure money for their votes.
BLOW OF SHARKEY KILLED.
"You are very young, Eleanor." I ried or not being married -has to do
Frogskin Makes Tough Leather.
Frogskin makes the toughest
leather known In proportion to iti
Come of Age Early.
In Hungary the legal ago of on
Individual dates only from baptism.
Found. Hanging In Barn.
BLOOMFIELD, Neb. William Hll
kemeier, a well-to-do German farm
er, living south of this placo, was
found hanging from a beam In bis barn.
When the body was discovered life
had been extinct for some hours. Hll
kemeler was a widower with several
small children. It is supposed grief
over the loss of bis wife impelled
bla rash act
Slayer of Banker Fish Found Guilty
NEW YORK The Jury In tho case
of Thomas J. Sharkey, accused of the
murder of Nicholas Fish, the wealthy
backer, returned a verdict of man
slaughter in tho second degree and
recommended that the mercy of tho
court be exercised.
Fish was killed In September. He
met two women on the street and ac
companied them to a saloon, where
they were Joined by Sharkey and an
other woman. The two men had a
dispute, during which Fish was push
ed out on the street and evidence for
the prosecution was to the effect that
Sharkey, struck Fish, knocking him
down. He died a few hours later.
Although he had suffered from differ
ent diseases the doctors testified that
a blow was tho direct cause of death.
The four men who robbed Hayden
Bros, at Grand Island, Saturday night
were captured In Kearney and the
Grand Island chief of police arrived
and Identified some of the articles
The water famine at Nebraska City
Is over and the company has all the
water needed to supply all of the de
mands of the city and Industries. Tho
river has been rising steadily for some
time past and now there Is three feet
of water at the Intake pipe at the
Percy Goslln, a 15-year-old boy, who
carried the mall at Sprlngvlew, has
been brought In by Deputy Homan on
a charge of opening the mall sacks
and extracting letters.
Vote Down Franchise.
NEW YORK. A motion to recom
mit tho majority report favoring the
grant of the Pennsylvania railroad
tuunel franchise was voted down by
the board of aldermen Tuesday, The
vote was 35 to 32. To pass tho fran
chise a majority of the board end not
a majority of those voting is neces
sary. Thus forty votes will be needed
to grant tho franchise. Six members
refused to vote on the motion to recommit
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