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THE ALLIANCE HERALD
T. J. O'Keefo, Publisher.
Tho first Georgia peaches have ar
rived. Got out your Jamaica ginger
Henry Irving Bays ho will retire In
JDOC, but Joo Jefferson Is making no
An a preliminary to going broko the
gentleman who lias sporting blood
t tmyn nn automobile.
Cnllcgn athletic nrc deadly. This
I proved by tho fact that most men
who play croquet are old.
Nobody, so far, has indorsed Undo
nuprll Sago's ideas about vacation)).
Hut Satan Ih still to be heard from.
"To be successful, a man must bnvo
blue eyes," says Arthur Brisbane.
Successful women all have gray eyes.
Boston physicians are using tho pi
nno as an instrument to euro nerve
dlscnscs. Thls-mudt bo "a painful op
eration." Tho standnrd of tho graduation cs
rays so far this season in quite as
high as usual. P. S. This Isn't sn
Ono thing Is certain, and that is
.(hut Russell Sage did not get tho idea
Hint there should bo no vacations from
Whenever you sco a poem headed
"Juno" get ready to sec moon, soon,
noon, boon, croon, tunc, and some
times loon and spoon.
Tho census bureau pcoplo say that
wo shall have a population of 89,000,
1)00 In 1010, and they aren't depending
entirely on immigration.
Brazil has started in to build a big
navy, and in five or ten years from
now may bo ablo to have outsido trou
ble as well as the homo brand.
Howard Gould, who is having n
liouso built with 200 rooms, must think
(here will como times whon ho will
ivont to get away from himself.
iBn't it about time that tho matri
monial Bhows of the ultra-rich wcro
presented in tho cheap ' vaudeville
bouses instead of In tho churches?
Mr. Rockefeller does not want to
3wn tho earth. All ho asks is pns
cession of tho oils and ores and other
things of value that may be Inside of
Premier Rosb of Ontario calls Dr.
JInrper "Midas of tho golden touch."
As to tho accuracy of tho allusion to
tho "golden touch" boo John D. Rocke
feller. A Chicago barkeeper has been fined
$10 for impersonating a nowspapor-re-porter.
Tho question naturally arises,
whero did tho barkeeper over seo n
Tho leap of an archangel from hea
ven to earth Is nothing compared to
tho mighty spring of a small woman
lumping nt conclusions. New Orleans
A Chicago woman seeks a dlvorco
becauso her husband has not smiled
in ten years. Popular judgment should
bo Biispondcd until tho husband tells
why he has not smiled.
Threo men of tho namo of Mudd
aro running for Congress in ono
Maryland district. If they get along
without slinging any it ought to bo
made a matter of record.
A book entitled "How to Get Rich"
is being advertised for sale at the
prlco of $1. A good tip to ono wishing
to get rich would bo to save his dol
lar nnd not buy tho book.
Trout and salmon are Bald to bo
biting voraciously down in Maine.
Probably tho black files and mosqui
toes are, too, but wo don't sco any
references to them In our Maine ex
changes. Was thero ever a distinguished hu
morist who wasn't devoted to a loving
and 'sympathetic wife to whom ho
owed much of his inspiration and hap
plness? Mark Twain's case was large
Hetty Greon has tnken tho troublo
to deny another report that sho has
given away a lot of her money. Hetty
must bellovo thero is somebody some
where who thinks sho would really do
such a thing.
A. prisoner In tho McDonough coun
ty Jail tarried ,to write a farewell let
ter to tho jailer and waB nabbed JuBt
as he was crawling out througth an
opening In his coll door. Politeness
doesn't always pay.
Tho American Press Humorists in
convention at St. Louis, arranged to
raise $1,000 among themselves to add
to the fund for tho erection of a monu
ment to Bill Nye. Why didn't they
make it $10,000 while they wcro about
Andrew Carneglo has, In the estlmn
tlon of Prof. Goldwln Smith, taken tho
wrong way to die poor. There is but
one Carnegie seeking "to dlo poor.
What has tho professor to offer in
tho way of suggestion to the allllons
who want to die rich?
ON TO BONESTEEL
fOVVN ADLE TO TAKE CARE OF
RUNNING ON WIDE-OPEN PLAN
Large Number of Temporary Lodging
Houses and Restaurants Keeping
Prlcea Down to Nominal Figures
Crops In that Locality.
BONF.3TEEL, S. D. Omaha Bco
Bpoclnl: It looks now as though Bone
stool wilt bo able to handlo tho ruBh
expected hero next week. They aro
figuring on at lenst 30,000 registrations
hero, and nlrcady havo accommoda
tions for nbout 5,000 pcoplo.
Tho town is wldo open, every other
building Is a saloon or restaurant,
whllo shack lodging houses and tents
occupy all vacant lots. Gambling In
ovory form Is In evidence hero and tho
blgmltt and sure-thing man Is on tho
ground in force. So far thero havo
bc.cn but two holdups, and tho town is
orderly nnd well policed.
It looks now as though tho restaur
ant and lodging house business would
bo overdone, and tho prospects aro
i?ood for reasonable rates during tho
rush. PriceB aro no higher hero now
than lu eastern Nebraska towns. Tho
restaurants servo a substantial meal
for 25 cents, a comfortable bed may
bo bad at any of tho numerous lodg
ing houses for a lllco amount, and beer
Is 5 cents r. glass.
Estimating tho total number who will
register for land at 60,000, It is a good
gamblo nt big odds, and a largo part
of those already hero aro attracted by
tho chance to win some. After a care
ful inspection of tho reservation lands
It is Bfifo to say thnt of tho 382,000
acres thero aro at least 1,500 claims
moro than worth tho outlay necessary
to securo them. Real estate ngcntB
horo aro offering to pay $800 for
claims numbered ns high as 850,
whllo tho preceding numbers are val
ued nt from $5,000 down. As it costs
nothing to register, tho chances of so
curing ono of tho lucky numbers is
proving nn attraction to the speculator
as Well as tho honicseoker. A largo
part of thoso already hero aro sop.cu
lators men of small means who fool
lucky. ' N
Tho general character of tho reser
vation Is rolling. Tho northwestern
portion is rough grazing land. On
rough land of tho samo character,
Joining tho reservation, stock Is rang
ed all winter nnd In ordinary years
comes out in good shape. About forty
hoad will do well on a quarter sec
tion, it is said.
Tho crops near Bonestecl look well
this season corji and small grain
.and tho farms havo a thrifty appear-
an co. A quarter soctlon of improved
land hero Is valued at from $2,000 to
It is thought Boncsteel will bo nblo
to handlo tho crowd without anw diffi
culty". It Is reasonably certain ono
will bo ablo to securo a bed or a meat
hero for 50 conts during tho rush.
Already somo ttilrt ynotarleH aro on
tho ground nnd as many moro locating
ngonclos. Thero aro perhaps 1,000
strangers hero now and this number
Is being swelled dally, although the
ruBh Is not expected beforo tho first
week In July. Visitors nro not ex
cluded from tho reservation and the
liveries nro doing a thriving business.
TOGO IS GREAT ADMIRAL.
English Opinion of Late Achievements
at Port Arthur.
LONDON. Whllo tho special dls
patches to tho morning newspapers
add nothing to tho details contained
in tho Associated Press Information
concerning tho Port Arthur engage
ment, and tho situation on tho Llao
Tung .peninsula, tho editorials by war
exports dovoto much spaco to tho
situation. Tho general view is that
the Russians at Port Arthur lost their
opportunity through their timidity,
nnd that Togo has again assorted his
right to bo considered ono of tho
world's greatest admirals.
It is conceded on ovcry hand that
whllo tho details aro not yet fully
known, whon both, sides tell tho whole
story, tho calamity to Russia will only
bo increased. It is pointed out, how
ever, that Port Arthur is opened and
that tho Vladivostok licet may mako
another diversion In which tho rem
nants of tho Port Arthur squadron
may nt any tlmo mako a forlorn hope
daBh for a Juncture.
Tho editorials, special dispatches
and articles by war experts join in
expressing tho belief that great events
aro impending, and that the next few
days may havo a great bearing on tho
final result of tho war.
Shot In Saloon Brawl.
DAVENPORT In a row in the El
dorado saloon Tom Geasland, a stone
mason, shot Ed Dugan, a gunsmith at
tho arsenal, In tho groin. Geasland
was arrested and the dangorous na
turo of Dugan's wound makes It prob
able that ho will havo to answer to
tho chargo of murder.
Marescal Not a Candidate.
MEXICO CITY Owing to tho an
nouncement of severe persons to tho
nnhltp. thrnnrh nownnnnnra annnnrt.
ing tho candidacy "of Ignaclo Mares
cal, minister of foreign relations, for
tho vlco presidency, tho venerable
dlplpmatlst and statesman has given
out a letter In which ho refuses to al
low his namo to bo used. Minister
Marescal declares his friendship for
Mlnlstor of tho Interior Corral, tho
candidate of tho national convention,
and regards tho lattcr's success at
the polls as certain.
GET MIXED OVER ROSEBUD.
Many Intended Settlers Misconstrue
the President's Proclamation,
WASHINGTON An erroneous
wording of tho president's proclama
tion opcnolng to settlement lands in
Gregory county, South Dakota, ceded
by the Bloux Indians to tho United
Statos, is causing tho general land
offlco officials no end of trouble. Tho
sciitcnco to which rcfcrcnco Is made
reads as follows:
"To obtain registration each, appli
cant will bo required to show himself
duly qualified, by written application
to bo mado on a blank form provided
by tho commissioner f the general
land offlco, Macy, has issued tho fol
try of theso lands under existing
laws and to glvo tho registering offi
cer such appropriate matters of de
scription and identity as will protect
tho applicant and government against
any attempted Impersonation."
Tho langttago of this clauso would
seom to indicato that blanK forms
could only bo obtained from tho of
flco of tho commissioner of tho gen
eral land oftlco at Washington, Such,
however, is not tho fact. These
blanks nro really only obtalnnblo at
tho registration points namo in tho
proclamation, namely Chamberlain,
Yankton, Boncstcol, and Fairfax, S.
D. Tho chief clerk of tho general
land office, Macy, his issued tho fol
lowing endeavor to clear up tho mis
apprehension which has been caused
by tho careless wording of tho proc
lamation: "Referring to tho president's proc
lamation of May 13, 1004, providing
for tho opening of the Rosebud In
dian reesrvatlon In which it Is stated
at tho bottom of page 3 three that
applicants to register must use a
blank provided by tho commissioner
of tho general land office, theso
blanks can bo obtained only at tho
registration points In South Dakota
named In tho proclamation Tho only
blank given out from tho general land
offlco at Washington Is tho blank
form of power of attornoy for use of
soldiers who desire to register by nn
MERCHANT ORDERED TO LEAVE.
Harry A. Floaten Not Permitted to
Stay at Home In Cripple Creek.
TELLURIDE, Colo. Harry Float
on, a merchant who was deported by
tho military two weeks ago and who
rcturnod home, departed again after
being watted upon by a committee of
flvo citizens who warned him that his
llfo would bo in peril if ho remained
Upon arrival hero Mr. Floaten was
arrested and detained moro than an
hour, but no chargo was made
against him. Ho said he was ad
vised by Acting Governor Hucgott to
remain, ns tho deportations of citi
zens by tho Citizens' alliance would
havo to bo stopped. The only accu
sation made against him by Captain
Bulkeley Wells, who ordered htm to
leave beforo martial law was sus
pended, wns that ho received on de
posit at his storo fundB of tho local
Miners' union and transacted business
for that organization.
MORAL STANDARDS ARE LOW.
Fashionable Society of the Cities Ar
raigned. AMHERST, Mass. At tho commence
ment exercises at Amherst collegge
tho baccalaureate sermon was deliv
ered by President Gcorg,o Harris, D.
D. He said, in part:
"Tho fashionable society of our
cities is a society of the wealthy. The
rich vto with ono another in tho ex
pcnslveness of food, drinks, clothes
and decorations. Their moral stand
ards aro low. Divorce docs not read
a rich man or WQman out of fashion
able society. They aro tho degener
ates of the cities. But not all the
wealthy rush Into this silly scramble
of Vulgarity and sensuousness. Thero
aro many who use wealth to secure
higher Ideals. How otherwise could
thero bo culture, science, art, music,
phllanthrophy, colleges, schools and
Hulk of the Slocum Towed In.
NEW YORK Growds, with heads
bowed and uncovered, lined both
sides of East river Sunday as tho
hulk of tho General Slocum was towed
to a dock In Erie basin, whero it is
to bo inspected by tho federal author
ities. Tho flags on tho tugs having
the wreck In tow woro nt half-mast,
and whon passing Barrett's Point,
whero tho Slocum sank and so many
lives wcro lost, tho flags wcro dipped.
All tho craft In tho harbor dipped
their flags as tho flotilla passed.
Week's Attendance at the Fair.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Tho total attend
ance nt tho World's fair for the week
ending Saturday night, Juno 25, ns
officially announced, was 540,485, an
Incrcaso of over C5.000 over the pre
vious week nnd 402,777 over tho total
attendance for tho ilrst week.
Preaches a Startling Sermon.
MONTREAL At tho celobratlon of
tho feast of St. John the Baptist, the
national holiday, of French Canada,
Abbo Brosseau preached rather a
startling sermon to thousands in
Notro Dame, Ho Bald that a crisis
had arrived In church matters, thanks
to a lack of harmony between the
Catholic clergymen and layment. Tho
laymen, ho declarod. were neglecting
religious duties more and more, tho
clorgy wero not up-to-date, and ho ox
pressed tho desire of tho archbishop
that matters promptly bo remedied.
NEBRASKA MAN BECOMES 8ECRE
TARY OF NAVY.
PAUL MORTON ACCEPTS PLACE
New Official to Enter-Upon His Duty
July 1st Metcalf of California Is to
Be Secretary of Commerce and
WASHINGTON A sweeping change
In tho cabinet of President Roosevelt
was announced officially at tho White
Houso Friday. Tho announcement
came in tho form of a brief typewrit
ten statement issued by Secretary
Loeb, as follows:
"The following cabinet appoint
ments aro announced: William H.
Moody of Massachusetts, attorney gen
eral; Paul Morton of Illinois, secre
tary of the navy; Victor H. Metcalf of
California, secretary of commerce and
The resignation of Secretary Cortel
you and Attorney General Knox have
been accepted, to tako effect July 1.
For two weeks, or moro It has been
known that theso changes were im
pending. When Secretary Cortelyou
was designated by President Roosevelt
to be his campaign manager it was
certain that he would retire from tho
cabinet upon his assumption of duties
as chairman of the republican national
committee. Just beforo ho left for
Chicago last Wednesday ho placed in
tho hands of the president his letter
of resignation from the department of
commerce and labor. It was under
stood between the president and him
that tho resignation was to bo accept
ed to take effect at the end of the pres
ent fiscal year, June 30, inclusive. Tho
taking effect of his resignation at that
time would afford him an opportunity
to complete some work In the depart
ment which no had, Initiated and which
It was Important he should carry, to
Ono week ago Attorney General
Knox formally announced that he
would retire from tho department ol
justice probably at the end of the
fiscal year. It was understood at the
same tlmo that Secretary Moody would
succeed Mr. Knox as attorney general.
Tho statement was made, however,
mat, while the transfer of Secretary
Moody to tho department of Justice
was very probable, it was aopendent,
In a measure, on the president's suc
cess In securing' such a successor for
hip In the navy department as he de
sired. In pursuit of his purpose to secure
tho services of a toroughly ablo and
congenial man, President Roosevelt
tendered tho appointment of secretary
of tho navy to Paul Morton, first vlco
president of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa ho railroad. Mr. Morton Is a
personal friend of tho president of
many years standing. He Is a son
of tho late J. Sterling Morton of Ne
braska, secretary of agriculture In
President Cleveland's last administra
tion. Mr. Morton has had experience
In Washington, having been here with
Since President Roosevelt hns been
in the White House has has mado
more than ono effort to induce Mr.
Morton to accept a position in his ad
ministration. Feeling that his life
work in tho railroad business, in which
he has achieved success, might bo im
peded by his acceptance of an official
position In the government, he uni
formly has declined all such proffers.
In consequence with this feeling ho
declined the proffer of the portfolio
of tho navy. Ho was requested by
the president to consider his disin
clination. Ho tooicdlnner at tho
White Houso and the whole subject
was considered, after which Mr. Mor
ton had consulted with his personal
and business friends and associates.
At the conclusion of tho conference
Mr. Morton told tho president he
would accept tho position in the cab
inet. RUSSIANS APPLY. THE TORCH.
Burn Numerous Dwelling Houses in
SEOUL. A telegram received hero
from Gehsan, Korea, reports that Rus
sian troops havo bufned numerous
dwelling houses in the towns of Kilju
and Ham Heung, and that at tho lat
ter placo women wero subjected to ill
Ono thousand Russian troops aro
commandeering livo stock foods and
carts from a wide area in northwest
ern Korea, These men are on their
way to Vladivostok and will cross tho
Tumen river by means of recently
Thero aro threo cases of cholera
here. Tho men affected aro natives,
and tho disease has not appeared
among tho Japanese troops.
Tangier Settles Down to Quiet.
LONDON The Tangier corre
spondent of tho Daily Telegrapji says
that tho city of Tangier has resumed
life as nothing had happened. The
Perdlcarls affair Is over, he says, and
no developments are expected.
BATTLESHIP IS SUNK.
Togo Engages Russian Fleet at Port
Arthur and Damages Three Ships.
TOKIO Admiral Togp reports an
engagement nt Port Arthur last
Thursday, in which a battleship of the
Peresvlet typo was sunk and a battlo
ship of the Sevastopol typo and a first
class cruiser of tho Diana type were
It is reported that tho Port Arthui
fleet came out of tho harbor Thurs
day and engaged the Japanese fleet
I NEBRASKA STATE NEWS i
SUGAR BEET BOUNTIES.
.'udge Cornlch Declares that They Are
LINCOLN Sugar "beet bounties ore
unconstitutional. So declared Judge
Cornish in tho district court, and lie
sustained the demurrer of. the attor
ney general, who argued that the suits
of the Oxnard Sugar company and tho
Norfolk Sugar company ought to b
dismissed. The two concerns asked
for more than $50,000.
The claims of the companies havo
been before successive legislatures and
permission was given at tho last ses
sion for the sugar manufacturers to
me the stato and establish the validity
Df tholr claims.
Tho companies claim that the state
promised a bounty of 1 cent a pound
hi 1885. Between tho years of 1881)
ind 1890, the companies claim, $1,000,
000 was Invested, with the understand
ing that bounties would be paid. Tho
act was repealed in 1889, but the com
panies claim that three-quarters or a
:ent was voted to foreign companies
In 1895. After the bills wero audited
tho attorneys for tho companies state
that tho officials refused to pay, as
serting that tho state lacked funds,
rhoy' argue that legislatures have en
dorsed tho claims and the .last one di
rected that suit bo brought
Attorney General Prout argued that
sugar beet raising was not a public un
dertaking and that tho legislature had
ao right to appropriate public money
for such a purpose. Tho court upheld
his contention. Tho case may be ap-1
SECURES AN ANCIENT RELIC.
Morton History Gets Picture of the
First Nebraska Mission.
LINCOLN C. S. Paine, manager of
tho Morton History of Nebraska, has
secured a picture of tho old Bellevuo
mission, the ttrst mission established
In Nebraska for the conversion of tho
Indians. Tho picture is in water col
ors and waB secured from Mrs. J. T.
Allan of Omaha. Mr. Allan had come
west about 1848 to seek his fortune,
and had this picture painted to send
back to his sweetheart in the east
In order to glvo her an idea of her
The old mission was located In al
most tho vory spot where Bellevue
college now stands. It was built for
the purpose of dealing with the Oma
ha and Otoo Indians, and was the cen
ter of civilization and trade until Om
aha was founded In 1854. It was built
of hewn cottonwood logs faced on tho
outside and inside and was two stories
high. Later tho mission wns convert
ed Into a hotel, nnd as the "Bellevue
house" was used for that purposo Tor
Official Harvest Opening.
LINCOLN Don U. Despaln, presi
dent of the We3tern Association of
Free Employment bureaus, says that
tho yield of wheat In the southern
counties of Nebraska will be exceed
ingly heavy. Tho wheat harvest will
begin July 7.
Sale of Land Ordered.
The salo of several thousand acres
of valuable hay and grazing land In
McPherson county, owned by the Val
ley Land and Cattle company, was or
dered by Judge Munger In federal
court at Omaha. j
Sarpy County Farmer Robbed.
PAPILLION Thieves stole a team
of mules and a buggy from the barn of
L. Heacock,. between Springfield and
Gretna, In Sarpy county. Tho prop
erty at this writing has not been re
covered. Dillon in Pathetic Plight.
LINCOLN William Dillon, rormerly
a well known Lincoln grain dealer,
spent tho other -night in the city Jail.
Ho was found asleep In a hallway and
later taken to the station. Ills homo
Is In Ch.cago, but ho has come to Lin
coln to try to collect some bills which
have long been outlawed. He seems
to be laboring under the delusion that
many people owe him money and that
ho must collect it. He has a son and
other relatives In Chicago.
Bought Nance County Bonds.
LINCOLN Stato Treasurer Morten
sen purchased $15,000 of Nance county
bonds and tho permanent school fund
was reduced to $308,000. County col
lections aro slow at present, but tho
stato treasurer expects a lively move
ment in court house and refunding
Easter Killed by Lightning.
HASTINGS During a thunder
storm lightning struck and Instantly
Killed Frank Easter, a rnrmer living
north of Ayr. Ho was cultivating
corn in his Held.
Search for Boy's Body.
NORFOLK After persistently
searching for two days and two nights
divers havo failed to locate the body
nf Wlllln Ktahl. tho 14.vpnr.nlrt Inrt
who was drowned in the Elkhorn river
here Sunday afternoon. Dynamiting
the river did not, as had been hoped,
bring the body to tho surface, and' tho '
swollen channel still retains the life
less form of tho lad who swam into a
whirlpool. His mother, a widow who
lives here, has been In a very serious
condition since the shock and has
been kept under chloroform constantly.
STATE IN BRIEF.
Cattlemen In Scot's Bluff county re
port tho rntige In Better condition
now thnt It has been for several cars.
Tho ranchmen have nil dipped their
cattle and they arc In fine condition.
Fred Koyen of Dodgo county was.
Clven judgment for $60 against tho
Union Pacific Railroad company in hls
suit for damages for hay destroyed
oy Are which stnrted from an engine, jp
At Columbus the Jury In tho ease
of the state against James Kelley,
charged with the murder or Arthur
Sndwden, returned a verdict finding
Kclley guilty of murder lu the second
Secretary Adna Dobson of the state
board of Irrigation has been notified
that the association of stato engineers,
which met at Salt Lake City recently,
has adjourned to meet at Boise CH
Idaho, September 15.
T. B. Nolan, a baker who has been
employed by, D. C. Chamberlain & Co.,
Is wanted In Beatrice for raising a.
check from $3.15 to $13.15. The check
was drawn In his favor for $3.15 and
signed by .Mr. Chamberlain.
H. R. Hlues, upon wnom A crowd of
Paplllion people waited and ordered
to leave town or run the risk of be
ing tarred and feathered and run out
of town, and who promised to comply
with the demand, kept his word.
Tho Germantown State bank hns
filed articles of Incorporation with tho
state banking bowrd. Tho lncorporav
tors are J. W. Dalley, N. E. Dailey
and E. it Gurney, Mr. Gurney is
vjee president of tho First National
bank of Fremont. Tho capital stock
Secretary Royse of th state bank
ing board will Isbuo a call for reports
of the financial condition of tho build
ing and loan associations of the stnto
for June 30, according to law. During
. .c last vear there havo been four
new associations started up at North
Loup, Tccumseh, Humboldt and Be
atrice. Jacob Both, a laborer, was arrested
at Lincoln and Is In the county jail
charged with attempting to wreck the
Denver Flyer on the Burlington. Tho
attempt was mado near tho town of
Denton. Tho section foreman discov
ered a rail laying crosswise of tho
track and wired down. Ho tore tho
obstruction loose and barely had tlmo
to removo It before the train came by.
The case of E. M. Atterberry vb. the
directors of the defunct Chamberlain
banking houso at Tccumseh was tried,
before a Jury In tho county court. Mr.
Atterberry endeavored to hold the di
rectors for tho $900 ho lost as a de
positor In tho failed liank. Many wit
nesses were examined. Tho jury
found for the defendants, releaslng
them from obligation as such officers.
The eighteenth annual meeting of
tho Richardson County Farmers' Mu
tual insurance company was hold at.
Verdou last week. The secretary's re
port show over $200,000 new Insur
ance written Inst year. Amount in
force nearly $1,500,000. Losses paid
last year, $1,088.58. All claims of the
company are paid, with a balance oC
$1,503.99 on hand. The old officers
At a recent convention of tho rural
mall carriers of Cass county, George
R. Sayles of Plattsmouth, president of
the association, was elected as a dele
gate to the state convention of rural
carriers, which Is to be held at Lin
coln on July 4. Subjects of Interest
to all rural carriers were discussed
the new law increasing tho pay of
the carriers and cutting out the carry
Ing'buslness receiving the most atten
While contemplating her approach
ing marriage, Miss Josle Perkura of
Niobrara suddenly dropped dead at
that place. Sho lived ten mtles north
west of that town.
W. D. Hartwell, for tho last threo
and a half years a stato bank exam
iner, has resigned nls position, giv
ing 111 health, as a reason. Mr. Hart
well has been a most efficient official
and beforo accepting his resignation
the banking board requested that he
take a vacation of a month, believing:
that his health would be restored suf
ficiently for him to continue In hla
position, but the lnoucement did not
prevent the resignation.
The Jacksonlan club of Nebraska
have perfected arrangements for a
special train over the Wabash railroad,
leaving Omaha at 9:30 p. m. July 4th,
arriving at St. LcuIb union station
early next morning, stopping at tho
World's Fair station. This train wilt
consist of coaches, chair cars and.
sleepers and It is anticipated thnt tho
JacksonlanB and their friends will havo
the largest delegation from this sec
tion leaving Omaha on tho abovo
Thirty years ago todav tho cmnrt
assessment roll of tho stato showed a.
total or $80,910,541.47. The railroad
nsso3sment was $11,183,114.40, or about
ono-fourth the assessment or the pres
ent year. Tho list Included 11,027,299
acres of land valued at $43,108,545.84.
Fifty years ago there' were less than
a thousand white people in Nebraska
territory, today more than a million.
Tho total wealth then was probably
not $100,000, now between ono and two
billions. Then there was not a 6lngIo
cultivated farm, today there aro 125,
000, with crops worth $162,000,000.
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