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THE ALLIANCE HERALD
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T. J. O'Keeft, Publisher.
William McAvoy, nn old-tlmo nctor,
died nt his homo In Roxbury, Mass., at
tho ago of 07 yonrs.
In tno htirrlcnno that struck Hon
duras, many Interests suffered great
ly, thousands of vnluod logs being
washed out to sea.
Tho bonrd of trustees ttnnnlmously
elected Herbert I Stetson, now presi
dent of Kalamazoo collugo, Knlama
zoo, Mich., as president of Dcs Molnos
Whllo a flro was blazing In the bnso
mont of tho Sisters of Mercy convent
In Chicago, moro than 200 girls march,
cd out In good order and thero wcra
Governor Bailey has received a let
ter from Prof. W. 0. Wilcox, of lown
staling that ho didn't say tho people
of western Kansas wcro all crazy part
of tho tlmo.
At Rawlins, Wyoming, tho colored
woman who gavo her husband n sovero
boating, using a rlflo with which alio
fractured his skull, pleaded guilty and
paid her flno.
Louis Harmon, ono of tho trio of
robbers who murdered George Goycr,
a farmer, near Alton, O., moro thnn a
yoar ago, was electrocuted In tho an
nex at tho Ohio penitentiary.
Tommy Hyan, mlddlowclght cham
pion of tho world, knocked out Tommy
Wallaco of Philadelphia In tho fifth
round of a bout scheduled to go ton
rounds, at Denton Harbor, Mich.
A largo number of Japanese nrmy
oservo men residing In Honolulu hnve
received notification by cablo from
tho military authorities In Japan call
ing thorn homo for nrmy service
Tho stato of Novnda filed a claim
against tho United States In the
United States court of claims for
$470,174 advanced In aid of tho fed
eral government during tho civil war.
Whllo resisting an attempt to rob
olm ns ho sat In his plnco of bust
ooss, William H. Knolcrlng, a saloon
tcopor, nt 3300 Princeton nvonuo, Chi
cago, was shot and died in a few
Joso Marlnda, n Porto Hlcan, who
rns taken to Honolulu ns u planta
tion laborer, was hanged thero for
tho murder on tho night of Septom
bor 2G of tho well known banker, S.
Tho Foro River Ship Building com
pany announcod that tho United Statos
battleship Now Jorsoy, undor con
(tructlon at tho company's yards at
Qulncy, Mass., will bo launched Nov
Paul Godard, a French export In
precious stones, jumped from ono of
tho approaches of tho now WIUIamB
burg (N. Y.X brldgo and was dashed
to death on tho stono pavement, 125
Captain J. G. Mohler, a pioneer of
Kansas and prominent attorney, Is
dead at Sallnn, Kan. Captain Moliler
was tho attornoy for tho Cheyenno -n-dlans
who wore tried for murdor and
acquitted In 1874.
A now Russian loan of $270,000,000,
according to tho Brussels correspond
ent of tho Standard, has virtually been
toncludod. The first portion of this
loan, 170,000,000, It Is expected, will
to ldBUOd In January.
The Illinois Central railway sont to
(he chief of police of St. Louis a check
tor $750 to defray the funeral ex
penses of Detecttvos Shea, Dwyer and
McClusky, who were killed In a battle
with alleged train robbers.
Tho poaco treaty between Chllo and
Bolivia, which has Just been signed,
whl bo submitted to congress during
tho present session. Ono of tho prin
cipal clauses declares that Bolivia ro
Dounces a port on tho Pacific.
Burglars entered tho homo of Court
Bcond, at Arkansas City, Kansas, and
robbed It of $1,900 worth or Jewelry
and sllverwaro. Socord Is a Santa Fo
enginoor and was out on tho road.
President Loubot gavo a dinner In
honor of King George of Greece, who
Is now visiting Paris. Tho president
had on his right Lady Monson, wlfo of
the British ambassador, and on his
left Mmo. Nelldoff, wlfo of tho Rus
President Roosevelt has directed
the appointment of Mrs. James Ixmg
treet to bo postmaster at Galnesvillo,
Ga., to succeed Colonel Henry P. Bar
row, removed, on tho report of an In
spector that Colonel Barrow Is not a
resident of tho community in which
the postofllco is situated. Mrs. Iong
Jtroet Is tho widow of General James
Longstrcot, of tho Confederate army.
Col. Anthony, tho Knnsas pioneer
editor, is so seriously ill that ho is
hardly expected to survive
Dispatches received in London from
various points roport a rather sovero
earthquako and much damage to prop
erty throughout Scandinavia and Den
mark. Murat Halstead, the veteran Jour
nalist of Cincinnati, has been elected
president of the American Newsboys'
company, which was organized to pub
lish the American Newsboys' Maga
zine. He also haa been cboson editor
of the magazine.
News in Brief I
MOVEMENT AT THE FRONT INDI
ONLY SKIRMISHES AT PRESENT
A Decided Engagement Was That at
Buddlst Temple Hill Tho Third
General Attack on Port Arthur Be
gan Oct. 24.
ST. PETERSBURG Tho military
situation has not doveloped anything
of great importanco, nlthough tho
fight at tho Buddhist Templo hill on
Octobor 27 appears to havo been a
decidedly heavy engagement. It prob
ably Indicate that llnnl moves on both
sides aro now occurring preparatory
to nnothor long and sorlous battle
Viceroy Alcxloff Is now on tho way
to St. Petersburg Tho nnturo of his
reception hero Ib tho food for much
speculation. Somo of his friends still
cling to tho Idea that ho will bo mado
chancellor of the empire, with his
rcsldonco In tho Wlntor palace, whero,
It is snld, a sulto of apartments haa
already boon prepared for him. On tho
other hnnd, many doclaro that his
political career Is nractlcallv over and
tha,t his recoptlon nt St. Petersburg,
whllo ofllclally cordial, will mark tho
end of his political ascendancy. It Is
rumored that tho vlceroyalty of tho
Caucasus will bo rovlved for his spec
ial bonoflt, which would constitute a
complimentary and comfortablo sort
General Kourpatkln has telegraphed
as follows, under dnto of Octobor 29:
"I havo received today no dispatch
roportlng encounters with tho enemy.
During a cavalry reconnaissance yes
terday, after an Infantry fight sup
ported by artillery, wo occupied .tho
village of Chlantsnnhennn. Tho en
emy has rotlrcd from Sindlnpu. On
Octobor 28 our chnussours, with in
significant losses, retained a village
a kilometer wost qf Chonllnnpu
ngalnst a violent Japanoso bombard
ment." General Kouropntkln nlso records
other outpost nffalrs, Including tho
Russian ro-occupatlon of tho vlllago
of Tynsln, a short distance south of
Luldzlatung. whonco they had been
previously expelled by tho Japanese,
who burned tho vlllago.
CHE FOO Tho third general attack
on Port Arthur bogan Octobor 21, ac
cording to unimpcachablo authority.
On October 2G Japanese sholls set flro
to tho only smokeless powder maga
zine in Port Arthur. Portions of tho
town caught flro and tho conflagration
continued tho wholo dny. On October
2G tho Japanese captured tho Russian
tronches on tho Blopo of Rlhlung
mountain, also n fortified position
protecting that fortress. Tho Japanese
consldor tho progress of tho slego to
be highly satisfactory.
COMPILATION OF INDIAN LAWS.
Two Volumes of 1,200 Pages Each
WASHINGTON A rovlsod edition
Df tho compilation of tho laws and
treaties relntlng to Indlnn affairs,
:ompIlcd and edited under direction
of congress by Chnrles J. Knppler,
chief clerk of tho United States Ben
ito commltteo on Indian afTnlrs, hns
been Issued by the government print
ing office This compilation Is em
braced In two quarto volumes of 1,200
pages each, and contains all treaties
evor mado with tho Indian tribes and
ill lnws relating to tho various In
dians enacted by congress up to tho
present time, togothor with executive
orders crentlng reservations, procla
mations, statistics, trust funds, otc.
Tho revised edition Includes tho sig
natures to tho treaties, manv front I oh
that were horotoforo unobtainable
and other userul Information. Each
volume is fully Indexed, making re
search easy. Tho stntutes at largo
Is followed In Its makeup. Tho com
pilation of tho Indian treaties and
laws has been reconimondod for many
years by tho secretary of tho Interior,
commissioner of Indian nffalrs and
both Indian commissions of congress.
Two Queens Worked for Peace.
COPENHAGEN Tho Associated
Press learns that tho North Bea af
fair caused tho doonost nnxfatv tn
King Christinn of Donmark, who de
clared that, should an Anglo-Russlnn
war result, It would bo tho causo of
his death. Tho dowager empress of
Russia promised her father, tho king,
to uso her greatest efforts to prevent
n conflict. It is Stated thnt himrirrwlR
of dispatches wero exchanged bo-
tween tno dowager empress and tho
quoen of Great Britain during tho
week Just passed.
Drops Dead at Political Meeting.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. A Sentinel
special from Baraboo. Wis., rjivs?
Former County Treasurer Archie
unristlo dropped dead nt tho feet of
Govornor La Folletto on tho nlnffnrm
of tho locnl hall In which tho gov-
ernor spoko just ns ho was about to
grasp the hand of the expouttvn in.
congratulation at tho conclusion of
Parker Ready for Speaking Trip.
ESOPUS. N. Y. Judre Alt n
Parker will start for New York nt
noon Monday to begin his snnnklnir
campaign. Ho spont a qulot Sunday.
Ho nttonded church at Kingston, ac
companied by Georgo F. Parker,
chairman of the Htorary bureau of tho
democratic national commltteo, who
has been a guest at Rosemount since
Friday and who will go to New York
with tho Judge Monday. The candi
date has practically completed the
preparation of tho Breeches he will
make this week.
NOTE TO RUSSIA.
British Government Demands Apology
LONDON Great Britain hns sont a
long and urgent noto to tho Russian
govomment, officially detailing tho
circumstances of tho amazing and un
explained attack by tho Russian sec
ond Pacific squadron during tho night
of October 21 on British flsulnir hnnts
In tho North sea. Tho text of tho
noto has not been given out, but It
Is officially Btated from tho foreign
offlco that It contains tho significant
announcement that tho situation Is
ono which, In tho opinion of his ma
jesty's government, does not brook do
lay. Meanwhllo tho conservative public
and press nro remarkably undemon
strative As usual tho Jingo olement,
democrats and oven somo officials go
so far as to say tht It may bo nec
essary to stop tho Pacific fleet pend
ing settlement of tho wholo affair,
though this extremo measure, It is
bolloved, will not bo necessary. Ev
erywhere thoro Is ovldonco of tho
very posltlvo opinion that this Is no
tlmo for tho usual diplomatic dilly
dallying; that thero must bo no do
lay and no limit set by Russia to Its
npology or the extent of compensation
for sufferers by what King Edward
himself terms "tho uuwnrrantnblo ac
tion" of tho Baltic squadron com
manders. Tho king sent tho following mes
sago of sympathy to tho mayor of
"From Francis Knollys, Bucking
ham Palace, Oct 24, 1904. To His
Worship, tho Mayor of Hull: Tho king
commands mo to say that ho has
heard with profound sorrow of tho
unwarrantable action which has been
committed ncainst tho North son nii.
lng fleet and asks you to express the
deepest Bympathy of tho queen and
his majesty with tho families of those
who havo suffered from this most la
(Francis Knollys, baron of Favor
sham, is tho private secretary of King
Tho deep resontment of the wiiolo
British public, however. Is reflected
by tho iucldent at tho Victoria sta
tion Mondny night on tho nrrlval of
Count Benckondorff from tho conti
nent. Thero Is no attempt anywhere
among men of responsibility to mag
nify tho occurrence into a deliberate
act of war, but In view of tho pres
ent Inability to find an explanation
thoro Is being poured upon tho hoads
of tho officers of the squadron a flood
of Invective and insinuation, though
incompetenco lirst nnd thereafter
complete panic Is tho most generally
accepted explanation. Thus far no of
ficial word has been received from St.
Petersburg as to the attitude of the
Tho fnct that It had been decided
during the day to prepare a semi-official
noto expressing tho regret of tho
Russian government and Its willing
ness to make full reparation so soon
as tho responsibility was fixed was
communicated by tho Associated
Press to Lord Lansdowno and was
tho first Information on tho subject
ho had received from St. Petersburg.
RELIEVES TENSION IN PARIS.
Thinks British Coolness Is Giving
Way to Excess.
PARIS The nows from London
Into Friday evening that the Anglo
Russian trouble had been put in tho
way of settlement by adoption of tho
principle of reference to a commtteo
of Inquiry, In connection with tho
lines laid down by Tho Hague con
ference, has relieved tho tension
which has boon felt the last fow
days. Tho sentiment of the public
and press In regard to tho North sea
Incident has undergone a change
slnco Thursday. It was then In fa
vor of Great Britain. The dominant
noto Friday is criticism of Great Brit
ain's precipitancy. Tho Gaulols re
fers to tho "Impatient British effer
vescence," and tho Figaro says the
real situation did not warrant the
alarmist British reports.
Tho Echo do Paris comments sar
castically on tho "ultimatums" Issued
by tho British press and declares
that British dignity and coolness are
giving way to excess.
The viow continues to prevail that
Great Britain has right on her sldo,
but sho was likely to loso this posi
tion of vantago by tho Imperativeness
of her attitude toward Russia. Tho
tone of tho evening papers was much
Yellow Fever In Mexico.
MEXICO CITY Thero are six cases
of yollow fovor at Texlstpe. Thero aro
In all twenty-four patients. Tho last
patient has left tho hospital at Te
hauntopec. Merlda reports two now
casos and Santa Cruz four new cases.
Torpedo Boats Put to Sea.
TANGIER Fiv Russian torpedo
boat destroyers havo put to sea. Tho
romalnder of tho fleet has been coal
ing and provisioning all day.
STURGIS, S. D. Word has been
received hero of tho disappearance
of James Garrett, a resldont or the
Cavo Hills country. It soems Garrett
had gono out to place somo poison for
wolves. Tho horso ho rodo Is said to
have como homo to tho ranch with a
bullet hole through tho saddle. This
as led the people of that vicinity to
believe that ho haa been murdered.
A largo number of men have been
scouring the country for the man,
but at last accounts he had not been
found, nor any trace of him.
A MINE DISASTER
BETWEEN THIRTY AND 8IXTY
MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES.
FIRE FOLLOWS THE ERUPTION
Great Timbers and Rocks Thrown,
from the Mouth of tho Mine No
Hope of Rescuing Any of the En
TRINIDAD, C0I0.-IA terrific ex
plosion occurred at mlno No. 3 of tho
tocky Mountain Fuel and Iron com
pany at Terolo, forty miles duo wost
of Trinidad, at 1:30 Friday afternoon
nnd tho number of dead Is variously
placed between thirty and sixty men.
Tho number reported as having gono
Into tho mlno In tho morning was
seventeen miners and four compnny
men. In the afternoon many moro
minors aro known to havo gono Into
tho mlno and tho exact number of
dead may never bo known, ns the'
mlno Is burning and in all likelihood
tho bodies will be cremated.
A largo number of mlno officials,
left here as soon as word of tho acci
dent was received. Company doctors
wcro picked up nil along tho line, as
well as all other available physicians.
United States Government Stock
Inspector F. J. Foreman was at tho
Terolo when the explosion occurred.
Ho returned her last night and gives
tho following account of the affair:
"I was standing not moro thnn 300
yards from tho mouth of the tunnel
when tho explosion occurred. The ex
plosion was preceded by a low rum
bling sound resembling an earth
quake, which made the earth tremble
and startled the whole camp.
"I looked toward the mlno and out
of tho mouth or tho tunnel and tho
two air shafts camo great volumes of
smoke and dust, which continued for
nearly a minute. Out of the two air
shafts, each of which are seven feet
In dlnmeter, timbers that wero fully
two to three feet In diameter were
shot ln(o tho nlr and broken into
splinters. Rocks weie thrown over the
camp for n distance of a quarter of a
mile In fact, it rained rock', broken
timbers and all kinds of debris, for
fully n minute and many people wero
injured by being struck with these
"Immediately after the explosion,
which was for all the world llko a
volcanic eruption, tho wildest excite
ment ensued. Women, men and chil
dren rushed to thp mouth of the tun
nel and women whose husbands were
In the mine had to be brought away
by miners to keep them from being
killed by deadly fumes coming from
the mouth of the tunnel."
The mine works eighty men and It
Is believed that sixty men wero In
tho mlno at. the time.
NewB of the explosion brought as
sistance from the adjacent camps and
hundreds of men aro trying to get into
tho mine. Deadly fumes overcome tho
rescuers frequently, but their places
aro immediately takn by othrs ready
aro Immediately taken by others ready
possible that anyone In tho mine can
escnpo death, if they are not all dead
GREAT CROP OF POTATOES.
Yield This Year Estimated
OMAHA Tho Union Pacific has
just issued an agricultural bulletin
dealing with tho potato crop of Ne
braska for 1904. The bulletin shows
that the avreago of Nebraska's potato
that the average of Nebraska's potato
yield 5,523,767 bushels. Tho acreage
this year is estimated at 74,552.
The bulletin adds: "It will be seen
that a material increase has taken
place In tho acreage planted to pota
toes. It would seem that Nebraska
can successrully engage in potato
raising for commercial reasons. When
one reflects that tho total acreago
this year is about one-third tho area
of the smnllest county In tho stato it
Is evident that potato raising la very
profitable. Tho western portions of the
stato will produce potatoes In great
abundanco If tho climatic conditions
prevalent for tho last four years con
tinue." An estimate by counties of the 1904
yield Is then given nnd the total yield
Is estimated at 8,774,245 bushels.
NEBRASKA DAY AT THE FAIR.
One Thousand Residents of State Take
Part In Ceremonies at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS Headed by Governor
J. II. Mickey 1,000 Nebraskans cele
brated "Nebraska day" at the World's
fair on Tuesday. Tho formal cere
monies took place In Festival hall.
Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of
tho University of Nebraska offered
tho Invocation. Addresses wero mado
by President Francis of tho exposi
tion, Governor Mickey, Hon. John Leo
Webster of Omaha and G. W. Wattles
of Omaha, president of the Stato
World's Fair commission.
M. S. Phillips Drops Dead.
CHICAGO While listening to tho
pitiful tale of a deserted wlfo Myron
S. Phillips, a real estate dealer,
dropped dead Friday In tho grand
Jury room. Ho was serving as a mem
ber of tho October grand jury and
had been nn attentive listener while
tho woman testified. As he rose from
his chair to demand the husband's
Indictment for abandonment, ho fell
to the floor unconscious and died
three minutes lator. Heart disease
was tho cause, Phillips came to Chi
cago In 1892 from Hebron, Neb.
I"" 'm Il"1 ill
NEWS IN NEBRASKA
THE STATE AT LARGE.
Tho parishioners of Rev. Smith nt
Bradshaw surprised that gentleman by
calling on him In goodly numbers,
each ono .bringing somo artlclo suit
iblo for tho preacher's larder.
D. J. Kimmerly was badly Injured In
t runaway accident In Bcatrlco by be
;ng thrown from his wagon on to tho
pavement. Ho Is 70 years of ago and
will bo confined to his homo for somo
tlmo because of his injuries.
Orvillo Batoman, 12-year-old son of
J. R. Bateman, of Stella, accidentally
ilscharged a shotgun, blowing his en
tire left hand off and shattering the
bones so that it was necessary to am
putate the arm .1 couple of Indies be
low tho elbow. Tho accident occurred
whllo tho young man was out hunt
ing. Will Moore and James Daggett, who
llvo fourteen miles southwest of Clear
water, wcro out. hunting and the team
which they wero driving- jumped Just
as Daggett was getting into the
wagon, causing him to drop his gun.
Both barrels wore discharged into the
right log, Just above tho ankle. Tho leg
will bo saved.
The ceremony of laying tho corner
stone of the ladles hall of the Grand
fslnnd college wns observed by the
faculty, students and friends of that
Institution, the contents of the corner
stone being issues of the college paper
containing u history of tho institution,
articles of Incorporation of the col
lege, etc. The hail will cost $20,000.
Charles Wells, a fanner living three
miles from Falrbury, committed sui
cide. Ho left the house during the
night nnd not being nble to find him
in the morning his wife called In the
neighbors at daybreak and they found
him hanging In tho barn loft. He was
tn good financial circumstances and
his dmnc&tic relations were harmon
ious, so no reason Is known for his
Copies of tho now manual and the
-egulatious provided for the new mag
azine rlflo have just been received
trom the war department by tho ad
jutant general, and the Nebraska na
tional guard will hereafter be drilled
under tho new vulcs. Tho regimental
nnd battalion movements aro much
simplified and the new regulations are
pinch moro condensed thnn tho old
Detective Malone of tho Burlington
has returned from Colorado, whero he
succeeded in causing the arrest of
three persons, who gave their names
as J. M. Harris, an ex-convict; Charles
Mock, also an ex-convict, and Earl
Bush, 10 years old. They havo all
been bound over to the district court
in Akron, Colo. Bush made a confes
sion, naming tho towns where they
had stolen merchandise from the cars.
Brakeman L. W. Hansen of Emer
son owes his life to luck. Beneath
the wheels of his freight train on
tho Omnlia road ho was nearly
ground to death In tho switching yards
at Norfolk. Tossed headlong from the
top of a moving car by tho sudden set
ting of the air, his body lit beneath
tho trucks and was churned for some
distance, being shoved along by tho
guards and kept by them from the
wheels. His Injuries are serious but
ho will recover.
A committee or dentists represent
ing various dental organizations over
tho state met in Lincoln and formu
lated a bill which, if it passes an ex
amination by competent lawyers, will
be presented to tho next legislature
for passage. The bill is based on the
law now In force In California and
one or the purposes or it is to raise tho
standard or the profession in the
state. Tho provisions or the California
Law aro said to bo tho strictest or any
state in the union.
Albert Abrahamson, a bachelor far
mer 50 years of ago, living twelve
miles northwest of Shelton, was rob
bed of money and securities to the
amount of $1,250. A trunk in which he
kept the valuables had been taken
from tho house, carried to a corn field
and broken open.
At a meeting held In Shelton which
was attended by representatives of
tho hidopendent telephone companies
or that part or the stato tho Cenral
Nebraska Toll association was organ
ized. The object or tho organization
Is to arrange ror toll rates over the
various Independent lines.
Willie, tho 14-year-old son or D. C.
Fender, section roreman or tho North
western railway at Battle Creek, was
tho victim or a shooting accident. Ho
nad been out hunting and when cross
ing the railroad bridge west or town
his gun, which ho was carrying In the
left hand, barrel up, slipped between
tho ties of tho brldgo, the hammer
striking a tlo and discharging the
gun, tho full chargo taking effect in
the left hand and tho left side of the
chest and head. He Is badly injured,
but may recover.
The Ashland Light, Mill & Power
pomnany has been Incorporated, with
a capital stock of $15,000. Tho Incor
porators aro C. II. Brown, R. K.
Brown, J. C. Ralsbock and F. E.
Tho farm homo or George Halraas,
located Ave miles northwost or Platts-
mouth, was burned to tho ground. The
flro originated in ono or the upper
rooms or tho building, and is supposed
to have started from a defective flue.
Fred Grlgsley of Seward county was
Jeverely Injured by being thrown from
a load of hay.
MORE SUGAR THAN BEFORE.
Factory at Ames Making New Record
FREMONT. Tho Standard Beet
Sugar company at Loavltt will mako
moro sugar this season than In any
previous year, and on account of tho
high test of tho beets, nt a less ex
pense thnn In previous years. It I
estimated that 50.000 tons will go
through before tho season ends, and
0,590 tons of sugar'tnanufneturcd. Tho
beets nro testing an averago of 1C per
cent nnd from eight and one-half to
nlno tons to tho acre Tho company
pays a flat prlco this year, $4.75 and
$5.25. tho latter for siloed beets. All.
the beets raised around hero are de
livered direct to tho factory, but soma
from tho western country will bo
siloed and delivered in December.
Last week 288 tons wero run through
tho factory, which Is abovo tho av-.
erage, which Is about 500 tons for
each twenty-four hous. This average
cannot bo maintained, ns tho factory
has to partially shut down for a
"clean-up" onco In ten days.
Tho company has succeeded In sav
ing a higher percontago of sugar this
season, tho estimated amount being
better than last year, which was
2C1 2-3 pounds of granulated sugar per
ton. The first season it was only 201.
This year it will probably reach 205,
and as the expense of operation wilt
be less on account of tho high per
centage of sugnr, tho net profit per
ton will bo much larger than In nny
prevlous season. Tho amount paid
out for beets will not be far from
NEW RULING ON INSURANCE.
Attorney General Prout Hands Down
LINCOLN. Nebraska Insurance?
companies must reinsure their risks
only In companies licensed to do busi
ness in tho state. Attorney GeneraT
Prout has issued an opinion, wherein
he stntes that lnsurci-3 transacting
buslness In this state shall, according:
to statute, mako a sworn statement
that thoy will not Insure any proper
ty whatever In nny manner "except
under a policy, which shall bo regu
larly Issued and duly countersigned by
its legally authorized agent, resident
within the county or state whero such
property Is situated, such agent being
duly licensed by tho auditor or state
insvrnnco commissioner." .
Tho attorney general intimates fur
ther that the legislature intended to
bring insurers within tho Jurisdiction
of tho slnto nnd to require them to
pay fees for the privilege of reinsur
ing risks. He thinks that a company
authorized to transact business in
Nebraska has no authority to reinsure
tho companies not so authorized. This
makes it necessary, in compliance
with tho foregoing opinion, for all
companies issuing policies of reinsur
ance on Nebraska risks to bo regular
ly admitted to transact business In
this state; also that all policies of re
insurance be signed by somo regular
ly licensed agent In tho stato.
Treasurers Are Liable.
LINCOLN. Attorney General
Prout -has handed down an opinion
to tho effect that county treasurers
fro liable for the non-collection or re
turn of distress warrants forwarded
to them by other county treasurers
for collection. The county clerk of
Gosper county had sent In tho query
as to whether county treasurers to
whom the county treasurer of Gos
per county had issued distress war
rants were liable for tho collection or
false return of tho same Passages
rrom tho law governing tax collections
are quoted In the attorney general's
Wolf Bounty Claim Void.
Parties holding wolf bounty claims
against the stato that wero rejected
by Auditor Weston because thoy had
not been filed In his office within two
years or the!.- date, will not got their
money. The supremo court xleclded
this in tho case brought up rrom tho
Lancaster county district court where
in tho Lincoln Safe and Trust com
pany sued Auditor Weston for tho
value of claims that he had rejected.
Sentenced for Highway Robbery.
PAPILLION. In tho district court
In tho casp of Erve Hike and James
Dillon Hike, having been found guil
ty of highway robbery, the atttorney
for the defense advised his client to
plead guilty, .which ho did. Judge
Sutton sentenced him Hike to four
years and Dillon to three years in tho
Osceola has the opportunity to get
a park In tho heart of the city, ror
Dr. Smith or Cedar Rapids, la., who is
a large land owner In tho cnuntv n
well ns In Osceoln, has offered to give
tno village a whole block of land, 300
feet square, for a park.
Against Home Co-operative.
,Tho supremo court has sustained the
validity or the act giving tho stato
banking board control ovor Install.
ment Investment companies and has
given Judgment or oustor against tho
Northwestern Trust compary or
oaha, a corporation that sought to
cit!nuo business without authority
from tho state banking board. This
Company, operating on the home co
operative plan, refused to comply with
the act passed by the legislature two
years ago, and Attorney General Prout
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