The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, August 11, 1910, Image 4

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Mikes Sensational Charges
Against Congressman Creager.
ndlan Say McMurray Paid Him
Dollar for Each Signature and That
He Secured Ten Thousand Con
ttracts McMurray Will Be Called
to Witness Stand.
McAlcstcr, Olda., Aug. 0. Jako L,
Hamon mado sensational charges
0 against Congressman C. 12. Croager
tip too congressional investigation, oi
Jpo Indian land deal, Hamon charged
fjthat Creager under the gulso of loaua
rtbad nttemptod to obtain largo sums
.jot money from J. F. McMurray, after
Creager hnd Introduced n bill la con
gress providing for a salo of tho lands.
Hamon brought his charges In de
manding the recall of Creagor to tho
1 stand for cross-examination.
i "I want to show," said Hamon, "that
gJCreager demanded largo sums of
rjmonoy from McMurray after that bill
i..rwas Introduced by Creagor."
2 W. T. llollmau, a Choctaw Indian,
L testified he had been omployed by J.
PfT. McMurray, holder of tho contracts,
u to go out among tho Oklahoma Indians
and Induce Ueni to sign tho d(u-
taonts. At tho flame tlmo Hollman to-
Slated ho was palif'a dollar a head"
Itor securing contracts appointing Me
(Murray to act In the .cases, la this
'way McMurray procured" 1OW0 cou-
Ajtracts to soil land. j
fit Tho terms woro 10 pop cent attornoy
fftees, or $3,000,000 profit for McMurray
.Dam his associates. ,
To promote this .deal In congress
Benntor Goro contttnds.,ho was offered
fa $25,000 or $50,000 brjbo. Hollmaa
tostifled that ho himself had slgnod
the 10 per cent contract because ho,
In common with tho othor Indians,
CI had becorao discouragod on tho gov-
tl isrnment's promlso to sell the land.
Si "I would havo given 25 per cent to
CjiMcMurrny," said Hollman, "It ho could
p;fciave gotten us tho monoy quickly."
H Ho said ho believed boiuo of tho In-
, dlans would bo willing to havo given
1 MoMurrny 75 per cent.
In n statement to tho committee and
.Without gofug on tho stand McMurray
declared that tho contracts came to
him originally against his doslro. Ho
tald tho Indians nt a "war council"
had demonstrated tholr lmpatlenco at
tho government's tardiness in selling
the lnnd and had called upon htm to
,ijtaKo tne joo at to per cent, winch no
'I Hid with roluctnnco. McMurray will
I ko on the stand later.
Questioned further, Hollman testified
It was the bellof of tho Indians that
jtholr property was worth from $30,-
S 00.000 to $40,000,000, and tho under
tandlng wns that McMurray was to
feet 10 per cont of this,
"Is It tho belief of tho Indlnnn that
tMcMurray hns Bomo power nt Wash
ington by which ho would be ablo to
Iget tho money moro quickly thnn If
fcrou first 'left It to tho govornmont?"
asked Congressman Saundors of Vir
"Wo did not know how ho was going
D o do It, but wo thought ho know how,"
Stwna the answer.
tc "Is it actually tho bellof among tho
U! Indians that they havo to pay some
tj. body elso to get what tho government
aihaB said rightfully bolongs to thorn T"
J "That has becomo tho bellof that
they have to glvo up a good portion
of what thov not In attornnv'R tnonV
u D. C. McCurtaln, a Choctaw Indian
Oj and an attorney for his trlbo, went on
ID jthe stnnd .and -xoiterated -Mb chnrgoa
le pat McMurray In 190G In the lobby of
St Rhe Raleigh hotel at Washington had
p bfferod him $25,000 as a bribe to with
q tiraw the tribal opposition to old con
' tracts which wero disapproved by
(President Roosevelt. Ho doclared ho
rp once had been omployed by McMurray
I whllo he was a dolegato to Washing
ton for his tribe, hut ho asserted tho
ft (work for McMurray was In bohalf of
and with tho consent of the, Indians.
O" When thq bribe wb ofTerod, he was
a not associated with McMurray and ho
N did not share in tho $750,000 attorney's
fees granted McMurray In tho citizen
ship cases years ago.
Alabama Sheriff Calls on Militia and
, Would-Be Lynchers Disperse.
' Evergreen, Ala., Aug. 9. Threaten
ing to lynch Albert Johnson and John
Manuel, negroes who wero in Jail
liere on tho charge of being implicated
In the killing of Jesso Baldwin, an
aged farmer, a mob gathered at 2:30
a. m. and surrouudod the jail.
Sheriff J, P. Orwln, however, fore
stalled any attempt at violence by call
lag on tho officers of the local mllltla
company for assistance Tho appear
ance of tho soldiers quelled tho mob.
Thirteen Killed In Wreck.
Ignaclo, Cal., Aug. 9. Thirteen per
ona were killed and twelve. Injured,
when the regular evening passenger
train from San Francisco to San Rosa
on the Northwestern Pacific railway
was struck by a special engine and ca
boose a mile and a half south of thla
Rumbling Sound Heard at Blair.
Blair, Neb., Aug. 9. The rumbling
sound ascribed, tq a mqtepr or Mother
phenomena was plainly heard in this
city, and also & alight trembling of
the earth resembling the effect
produced by a heavy train.
Attack on Honduran City by Insur
gents Is Expected Momentarily.
Celba, Honduras, u&. 6. An attack
on this city by Insurgents is expected
momentarily. Tho American consul
ate is crowded with rofugeos and tho
Dritlah cruiser Scylla is entering tho
Among the refugees arc Dr. Layton,
United States marlno hospital surgeon,
and his wife and mother; General
Francesco Matuke and Genoral Gal
lardo. Tho govornmont has formally de
manded of tho American consul that
ho Burronder General Matuke, but ho
has refused. It is reported to bo tho
fcntontlon of tho government to forco
Matuko to glvo up a largo amount of
money as ransom, as ho Is wealthy and
stands high In tho community.
Thoro nro altogether about 2,000
government soldiers around Celba and
entrenchments aro being thrown up
thrco miles east of town.
Thoro is a report that on engage
ment is taking placo about seven
miles east of hero on tho coast be
tween government troops and a largo
revolutionary forco undor Gonoral Leo
Christmas, who Is attacking tho gov
ernment forces from barges and boats
anchored in tho ofllng. Ho Is said to
be using rapid fire guns handled by
Americans. Tho report Is that ho has
fifty Biich exports with him
Application for Appeal Will Be Passed
Upon by Supreme Court.
Washington, Aug. C. Ono of the
first questions on which tho supremo
court of the United States will pass
aftor It, convenes in Octobor will bo
tho application for it to rovlow tho
litigation In tho federal courts in Kan
sas ovor tho constitutionality of tho
Kansas bank depository guaranty law.
John Leo Wobstor of Omaha, ex
Senator Chester I. Long and several
other lawyers representing tho Abilene
National bank and others fllod tho ap
plication for a writ of certiorari In tho
Tho United States court for tho dis
trict of Kansas, in an opinion handed
dovn by Judge Pollock, ruled that tho
law was unconstitutional, as being In
violation of tho fourteenth amondment
and as unlawfully discriminating
against tho national banks and de
stroying tholr efficiency. However,
tho United States circuit court of ap
peals for tho Eighth circuit roversed
the lower and hold tho law to bo con
stitutional. trade"stTll irregular
Business Unsatisfactory at Some
Points, but Optimism Prevails.
Now York, Aug. 6. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Rovlow of Trado says:
13tislness conditions aro Irregular, and
at so in o points unsatisfactory, and yet
is hotter than tho superficial aspect of
leading markets mnko it appear. Re
ports from principal trado centers are
optimistic. Pig iron production con
tinues to diminish, but demand for
stool products, particularly for wlro,
plpo and structural materials, is largo.
Pricos aro littlo changed. New orders
for footwear como In slowly. Tho
leather market is still waiting.
Rradstrcot's says: TraUo reports
are Rtlll quiet In fall demand,
though tho advance of the season nnd
progress of crops toward harvest has
aided in enlarging Jobbing demand In
tho west. Building returns for July
ahow a heavy docroase from a year
ago. Business failures numbor ICC.
Wheat oxports, 1,275,740 bushels;
corn exports, 419,154 bushels.
JhifcAilnliJufi luth JiJnfli.lntiifcifc.lMl --
I I I I I U 1 V I 1 I 1 1 I 4 IT lXWTVP
3 THE markets
frHIH 1 1 HI !' J
Chicago, Aug. 8. Expecting a bear
lsh report from tho United states gov
ornmont, the wheat trado today dis
counted prices. Values also felt the
depressing Influence of the big move
ment of tho now crop and closed easy
at a decline of a shade to :)ic com
pared with Saturday night. Tho ses
sion aoon advanced corn c and
loweied oats l-lGyc Provisions
"fare irregular, finishing ITV60 down
tut 7 Vic up. Closing priced;
ttneat Sept.. $1.01; Dec., $1.04
1.04,; May, $1.09.
Corn Sept., 6363tf,c; Dec, 60
GOWic: May, 61 62c.
Oats Sept., 26n; Dec, 38Vh38V.
Pork Sept., $21.17; Jan., $1792'
lrd Sopt., $11.45; Jan., $11.07.
I'.lba Sept.. $11.27; Jan.. $9.37.
Chicago Cash Prices No. 2 nurd
whoat, $l.oa1.09 No. 2 corn, 64o;
No. 2 oatB, new, 34y35c
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Aug. 8. Cattle Receipts.
23,000; steady to higher; beeves, $490
8 35; western steers, $4.006.75;
Rtockers and feeders, $4.006.25; cows
and holfers, $2.706 65; calves, $5.50
8.50. Hogs Receipts, 23,000; 10c
higher; light. $8.409.Q0; mixed, $7.80
8.80; heavy, $7-4508.35; bulk of
sales. $7.8508.20. Sheep Receipts.
28.000; steady; natives, $2.5004.60;
westerns, $2.754.60: yearlings, $4.50
25.75; lambs, $4,50715.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Aug. 8. Cattle Re
ceipts, 8,262; steady; beef steers,
$0.4007.65; cows and heifers, $2.65
5.00; stockers and feeders, $2.853 80;
bulls, $3.005.50. Hogs Receipts, 2,
860; 15c higher; heavy, $7 757.80;
good mixed moved around $8,000; bo
looted lights. Bold up to $8.35. Sheep
Receipts. 24.115; 1C0S5O lower;
primo fat lambs, $6.756 80; choice
wethqrs, fiCOfH 30; cwos, $3.60; boat
yearlings, $5 25.
Hot Fight Between Troops and
Thirty Insurgents and Twelve Soldiers
Slain In City Streets Nationalists'
Stronghold and Three Hundred Prlsf
oners Taken in Final Assault Satar
Khan Is Wounded.
Teheran, Aug. 9. Casualties in a
battle in the city streets between tho
government and tho Nationalist insur
gents were nbout twelvo killed aud
wounded on tho government side.
The Nationalists, who were fighting
under tho leadership of Satar Khan,
made famous by his long defense of
tho city of Tabriz against the forces
of tho deposed shah, lost thirty killed
and wounded. Three hundred of their
numbor were captured In tho final as
sault, which was mado aftor their po
sition In the northern part of tho city
had been under firo from Infantry and
rapid fire guns for six hours.
Baklr Khan, tho principal subordi
nate to Satar Khan, was among tho
prisoners and Satar Khan was wound
Lawson and Keedy Report for Amer
lean Bar Association.
London, Aug. 9. John D. Lawson of
St. iouls aud Edwin B. Keedy of Chi
cago, who havo been iu London to
study tho proceedings of tho London
criminal courts for tho American Bar
association, havo completed their in
vestigation. Tho report will say In
"England has a more businesslike
way of procedure. Although they havo
outward ovldonces or form In tho way
of wigs, sheriffs and the like, they real
ly are less formal than we.
"The most striking differences in tho
systems are the quick manner in se
lecting Juries and the short time be
Jiveen sentence aud final Judgment on
appeal. We begun our work by read
lug tho nowspapor accounts then go
ing to the police courts and following
the cases through to tho court of ap
peals. Ono such case wa3 completed
m six weeks. In another, a murder
case, tho date of hanging was fixed
three months after the crime, all this,
notwithstanding that ovory person ha
he right of appeal. Ono difference wo
i.oted was the absence of challenging
of Jurors. England allows no fishing
by cross-examination, apparently con
sidering it no more necessary to ex
amine a juror than n Judge."
British Battleship Cruiser Lion Has
Record for Size.
London, Aug. 9. Tho gigantic bat
tleship cruiser Lion was launched at
Dovonport. It Is tho greatest battle
ship afloat, oxieedlng all existing
dreadnoughts in size, speed and arma
ment. Tho Lion is officially described as an
armored cruiser. It 1b superior to
ovory battleship in tbo world, how
ever, and Is the naval marvol of the
The Lion is tho first naval vessel to
bo armed with eight of the new 13.5
Inch guns, which aro arranged in four
barbottes on the canter line of tho
The guns will flro projectiles of
1,250 pounds a distance of 5,000 yards.
These projectiles will penetrate twenty-two
inch armor. Tho vessel has u
displacement of 26,000 tons. -Tho
length Is 700 feet and tho breadth
eighty-eight feet, Tho horse power
Of tho Lion is 70,000 nnd tho speed will
be thirty knots. The- Lion Is the fif
teenth British dreadnought to bo
launched. It cost $10,875,000.
Troops Preserving Order Following
Clerical Demonstration.
San Sebastian, Aug. 9. The govern
ment's rigorous measures and tho for
mal renunciation by the clerical junta
of the threatened demonstration In this
city Insured comparative tranquillity
and a largely attended bull tight was
the chief incident of the day. From
daybreak the streets were patrolled by
cavalry, Infantry and gendarmes, while
heavy bodies of troops were held iu
readiness In tho barracks at Mlramar
palace, where the queen mother and
the royal children aro in residence.
Tho gravest incident occurred when
groups of cleticals a33cmbled, shout
ing "Death to Spain, long live the
pope." Thousand of indignant people
rushed toward tl inaniio3tants, and
nly (lie personal Intervention of the
governor at tho head of a platoon of
police prevented an attack. Nearly
l."0 nrrests were made.
Boy Commits Suicide Because He
Was Punished.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 6. Blaine
Thayer, eleven years old, son of Dep
uty Sheriff Charles M Thayer, hanged
himself In his room When ho refused
to take his music lesslon, it wbb said
at the lad's home, he waB sent to his
room as punishment Ho failed to re
spond to cal.lB at noon and when the
door of the room was opened the hoy
was found dead. Ho had fastened his
tecktle around his throat And haugod
himself to a bedpost
James R. Norton, president of tho
First National hank of Nowell, la,
died of Brlght's disease.
Los Angeles will havo a woman on
activo police duty, guarding young
men and women frotri evil.
Mrs. Joseph Mackln was accident
ally shot and killed by her six yoar
old son at a picnic at Canon City, Colo.
Request has'boon mado for troops
to protect national forests In Montana
and Idaho from fires and to assist In
extinguishing the dames.
The average conditio of the corn
orop on Aug. 1, as estimated by tho
department of agriculture, was 79.3,
as compared with 85.4 last month.
Two persons woro reported killed
and seven Injured In an explosion
which wrecked tho Granite City (111.)
glucose plant of tho Corn Products Re
fining company.
Governor Harmon of Ohio com
muted to life Imprisonment the sen
tence of death which was to have been
imposed upon Joseph J. Mackley, tho
Toledo murderer.
The embarrassed shoe manufactur
ing firm of Perkins, Hardy & Co. of
Dorry, N. H., was petitioned into bank
ruptcy. Tho liabilities aro $600,000
and as3et3 $400,000.
After selecting Indianapolis and the
date of the first Monday in October,
1912, for tho next convention the In
ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters
adjourned at Peoria.
Ono of two new dreadnoughts au
thorized by tho last congress will bo
built in tho New York navy yard and
it is possible tho other ship also may
be built by tho government.
Fire, which started from an un
known cause in tho elevator of Armour
& Co.'s new branch house at St. Jo
seph, gutted the second floor and
caused damage to the extent of $9,000.
Aftor a conforonco lasting several
weeks with a committee of the Broth
erhood of Engineers, tho Louisville
and Nashville railroad reached a wage
agreement whereby tho engineers se
cure a substantial Increase.
Eugene Chlids, a veteran of tho civil
war, who as a child flow a kite acro33
Niagara falls which permitted the en
gineers who built tho suspension
bridge there to draw tho cable across,
is dead at his homo at Minneapolis.
Faithful service among workmen is
to bo rewarded by the B. I. Du Poiti
Do Nomours Powder company, cor.
trolling plants In all parts of tho
United States, as an Increase In wages
dating from July 1 has been an
nounced. Four photographs of the will of
George Washington, which Is pre
served in tho ouico of the clerk of Fair
fax county, Virginia, may bo made by
the lihrrrlan of congress, In accord
ance wit.1! an order Issued by Judgo
Reagan McKlnzie, James Spurger,
Jr., and S. F. Jenkins wore arrested in
connection with, tho recent race riots
at Slocum, Tex. Tho additional ar
rests bring tho number of white men
In jail up to sixteen. Six negroes ar.
also held.
Tho enlisted strength of tho army
during the present fiscal year has been
fixed approximately at 87,000 men, un
der the arrangement of the estimates
by Major General Leonard Wood,
chief of staff, and as approved by
President Taft.
The Payne Aldrlch tariff law has
produced In its first year a revenue
greater by $75,000,000 than tho sum
collected In any previous year in tho
country's history, except the banner
yoar, 1907, according to treasury de
partment figures.
Russia's scourge, the cholera, con
tinues to spread with alarming rapid
ity, particularly In tho southern min
ing districts and" in St. Petersburg,
where the conditions are fast ap
proaching tho proportions of tho great
epidemic of 1908.
From a height of 150 feet. Clifford
B. Harmon, Uio amateur aviator,
dropped theoretical bombs on a the
oretical battleship and two companion
submarines outlined in white on tho
aviation field at Mlneola, Long Island.
Only five out of' sixteen bombs fell
The qualified voters of Manhasset,
Long Island, elected William A. War
ren a school trustee to succeed
Stephen A. Mason, who was put forth
as a candidate to succeed himself.
Warren Is the head coachman for
Payne Whitney and Mason is a mil
lionaire. Everett Busse Wobor, a five-year-old
boy, was attacked and badly Injured
at Chicago by a thoroughbred garao
rooster. The child was unconscious
when the bird was driven from him.
The rooster Jumped at tho boy's head
and Inflicted several gashes in hlo
A catch-as catch-can wrestling match
for $10,000 a side was contested at a
I.ondou music hall between the Amer
ican wrestler, Dr. B. F Roller, and
Gama, the. champion of India. Gama
won the first fall In one minute and
forty seconds and the second fall 'in
nine minutes and nine seconds, win
ning the match.
Genkyo Mitlsunga, the Japanese
who is iu the Denver jail charged
with- the murder of Mrs. Catherine
Wilson May 7. it is said, mado a ron-
fesslon to Chief cf Pollco Armstrong.
He says that a strange wljltc man'cotn-
Mtted the crime and forced him to
In placing the mutilated bo,iy of
oman In the box Mi the baseiaeaL
it was found
Two Austrians Slain by Grader
in Boarding Gar.
"" " """ s ...lima.
Killing is Done With Big Knife and is
Said to Have Resulted From a Ca
rouse One Victim Stabbed to Hear
and Other Through Jugular Vein
Slayer Claims Self-Defense.
Omaha, Aug .8. Mlko Otllce, stabbel
Anton Corner and John Nlckellvltch
Bear Thirty-ninth and B streets, South
Omaha. Ho killed both men by well
directed blows with a hunting knife.
Otllce nttackdd Nlckellvltch first and
stabbed him to the heart and later, as
Corner was attempting to flee, ho ran
lifter him and stabbed him three times,
one wound was in the back of the
head, one on tho cheek and the fatal
thrust was through tho jugular vein.
The killing occurred after the men
had been drinking quantities of beer.
Otllce had been working Sunday and
after he returned to tho boarding car
the trouble began. All the men con
cerned wore Austrian graders.
After the murder Otllce compelled
two other men of the camp to accom
pany him to Omaha. These wore Nick
and Joe Hodlck. They first took a
Hanscom park car, which Otllce com
pelted .his companions to board at tho
point of his revolver. A messenger
boy saw the force which Otllce used to
compel his companions to accompany
him, and followed on his wheel. Ua
pointed out the escaping man to Offi
cer Vanderford, who captured Otllco.
When taken to South Omaha Otllco
said that bad blood has existed be
tween him and tho other two for soma
tlmo and that while ho was working
they woro nt tho boarding camp and
got drunk aud quarrelsome, When ho
returned they nagged him until ho was
angry and resented it. Then, ho said,
they both attacked him, and as he waa
not able to fight them both ho resorted
to his knife.
Deputy Coroner Larkin took charge
of the bodies and said that death must
havo been almost Instantaneous in
each case. In the case of Nlckellvltch,
who was stabbed through tho heart,
there was a largo purple discoloration
of Ills chin, showing where he had fall
en heavily on his face on tho floor of
tho car.
John Knapp and Family Are Hurled
Into Barbed Wire Fence.
Madison, Neb., Aug. L John Knapp,
wlfo and four children of Greon Gar
den miraculously escaped Instant
death when their automobile turned
turtle while going at a high rate of
speed. They wero on tholr way homo
from this city and wero hurled with
terrific force into a barbed wiro fence.
Mr. Knapp had several ribs broken
and internal injuries. Mrs. Knapp
fractured a log and a son had an arm
broken, while all wore painfully lac
erated, except a littlo girl, who was
uninjured. Tho car was badly wreckod.
Supreme Council Ends Quadrennial
Convention at Hastings.
Hastings, Neb., Aug. 8. Tho au
pronie council of tho Loyal Mystic
Legion of America has just concluded
its tourth quadrenulal meeting in this
city. The meeting lasted for two dayj
and was attended by delegates from
several slates. Tho present supremo
officers wero unanimously re-elected
for the ensuing term: F. J. Shaufel
berger, supreme councilor; J. E Wat
kins, supreme vico councilor; Gaorga
0. Churchill, supremo secretary? C A
WIgton, supremo treasurer.
Officers Answer Dr. Neff's Suit.
Tecumsi'h, Neb., Aug. 6. The au
swer has been filed in the district
court hero In the damage case of Dr.
J. G. Ncff of Sterling -against former
Chlof of Police Fred Rlckard, Chief
of Police James Malone of Lincoln
and ' former' County Attorney J. C.
Mnhro nf Tnpum.nah Tin. unit la far
malicious prosecution aud false im
' prisonmunl and damages In the sum
' of $16.0i0 is asked. The ciso grew
out of the detaining of Dr. Neff In the
police court In Lincoln in Juno. 1909,
when his daughter, Lora Neff, Institut
ed a suit against her father. The de
tails of tho answer are lengthy and re
cite In substance that tho officers
t wore acting iu good faith. The caso
was tried and Dr. Neff was found not
Falls at Rush for Liberty.
Madison, Neb., Aug. 8. Joseph
Toman, hold as an accomplice of Efd
Manning, now serving a sentence for
theft in the state penitentiary, at
tempted to escape from the county
jail during tho absence of Deputy
Sheriff Smith, but was foiled by the
plucky resistance of Mr. Smith's wifo
and son, who fought desperately with
hhu an'd finally overpowered him.
Rain it Western Nebraska.
Benkelman, Nob, Aug. 8 Dundy
county was visited by a heavy rain
of over an inch, thoroughly wetting
tho ground and doing inestimable
good to the corn crop. It is figured
that early corn was damaged aiput
n "er cent by Iho hot weather, with
nge to late planting, benco this
ui r.ii an average crop for thU
Many Students Enrolled and All 8hoW
They Did Good Work.
Lincoln, Aug. 8. Tho eight normal
schools, located at Alliance, Alma.
,uroK."a now, Geneva, .- . ,ru
Platte, O'Neill and Valentine, closed'
their eight weeks' sessions. Tho total
number of students enrolled was 1,414,
laclUdjDg 557 tiuroUod for .iSiUl.u.Jgj
Tho total attendance was twenty moro
than tho attendance for 1909. Tho
first week or first two weeks of tho
session was designed as lnstituto for
tho counties In which tho junior nor
tnals were located, except in the case
of Lincoln county, which named thd
last week of the North Platte JunloC
Normal as Institute week. I
At tho Alliance Junior Normal
Grant, Hooker and Sioux counties'
united with Box Butte county for tha
institute; Blaine and Thomas counties
united with Custer county at th9 Brok
en Bow Junior Normal; Hitchcock
county with Red Willow county at tho
McCook Junior Normal, and Perkins
and Keith counties with Lincoln coun
ty at North Platte. At theso, and att
tho Geneva Junior Normal, special In
struction was given in domestic sci
ence and agriculture, the counties unit
ing and bearing the greater part of tho
extra expense.
The lecture course at tho junior nor
mals this year was made s If-sustaln-lng.
The principal and local co inty
superintendent of each school w.Ia re
sponsible for whatever was provided
in the way of entertainment and lec
tures. The plan proved very smcass
ful, in that while good service vu3
glvon the students in the3c special
features the state was not calle.l upon
to uso any money for such purpose.
8lxty Men From Vicinity of Auburn
Hit for $110,000.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 8. Sixty
farmers from Auburn, Neb., have Just
becomo aware that they are victims of
a land deal In which they are losers of
$110,000 cash, as the result of lax
methods of tho Utah state land board.
The farmers have filed suits against
the Oasis Land aud Irrigation com
pany of Utah for that amount and
havo appealed to the government for.
recourse. The government in turn has
ordered an Inventory of tho Oasis com
pany from the Utah state land board.
In 1908 the Oasis company applied to
tho state of Utah for right to open a
tract of land in Millard county, Utah,
under the Carey act. Tho right was
granted by tho government under its
usual terms and a contract was
signed between the Btate and the Oasis
company. Nebraska farmers came to
the state and settled upon tho land,
taking acreage on the payment plan,
and planted crops, depending upon tho
water promised by the Oasis company
for irrigation. Tho water failed to bo
placed on the ground in 1909 and tho
farmers lost their entire crops in tho
blistering sun.
The same conditions existed this
year and again there was a total loss
of crops. Seeing that tho Oasis com
pany had fallod to comply with tho
conditions of its contract, the farmers
applied to the state land board only to
learn that the company had furnished
no bonds to protect tho farmers.
Congressman Latta Will Be Orator at
Tekamah Picnic, Aug. 31.
Lyons, Neb., Aug. 6. Tho eighth an
nual reunion and picnic of tho Pio
neers' and Old Settlers' association of
Burt county, Nebraska, will be hold
at Folsom park, In Tekamah. Aug. 31.
The buttons which will be used to
pin on the badges for the Pioneers'
and Old Setrlers' reunion this year will
bear a picture of tho "old block
house" which was built of logs In 1855
in Tekamah as a fort against the In
dians, It was also used as a court
house and hotel.
Prizes will he awarded as follows:'
First, to those livings and present who
helped to build the old fort; second,
those married there and present;
third, to any person present who waa
born there; fourth, to any stage driver
who drove when the old blockhouse
was the "wayhouso" between Sioux
City and Omaha.
Tho addresg of welcome will be de
livered "by President-Ha'rrlngtonfc-and
the- response will bo by- Congressman
Duff and Pollock Will Build Structure
Shortening Road to Omaha.
Plattsmouth, Neb. Aug. 6. Public
announcement has been made that
Ralph A. Duff of Nebraska City and
T. H. Pollock or this city will begin
the construction of a now three-span
steel bridge across tho Platto rivor at
Oreapolia within a few weoks, apd
rush it to completion. It is estimated
that the cost or tho bridge will bo In
the neighborhood of $20,000. This
bridge will shorten tho distance from
this city to Omaha (wagon road) about
thirty miles, as it is now necessary
to go to LouiBvillo to cross the Platto.
Omaha Banker Shot
Qmaha, Aug.8,. W. A. C. Jo.ln.s,on, .
vaslrier-ofthe Packers' Natlonal'bank
or South Omaha, was shot and seri
ously' wounded in the residence por
tion of this city by two holdup men.
Mrs. Sayler Seeks Freedom.
Danville. III., Aug. O.AttorneyB for
Mrs. Lucy Sayler, now serving a sen
tence In the JoHet penljentlary foe
the murdrti-v of ha'r. busbahd John B,
Saylar at Crescent City a year ago,'
lave tiled a writ of error in the su
preme court asking for aney trial of
the case.