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BRIEF Hi OF
MOST IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS
OF THE PAST WEEK TOLD
IN CONDENSED FORM.
ROUND ADOUT WORLD
Information Gathered from All Quar
ters of the Civilized World and
Prepared for the Perusal of
the Busy Man.
President Roosevelt. In ;i telegram to
Speaker Stunlon of California com
mended liim fur checking the anti-Jap-Hticso
legislation. II Is reported the
president een.sured Senator Perkins
for his stand on the matter.
The Hemiie may Ignore President
Roosevelt's request for secrecy con
cerning the statement of the secretary
nf the treasury on war deficiency fund
Eulogies of the late William II. Alli
son of Iowa occupied the session of
the senate hist Saturday. Tributes
worn paid alike by Republican and
liemocratlo (senators. The exercises
were opened with prayer by the chap
lain. Senators Dolllver and Cummins
paid high tribute to the deceased.
President Roosevelt in vetoing the
census bill delivered a Jolt to profes
sional politicians and declared be does
not believe In the doctrine that, to the
victor belongs the spoils.
A bare possibility exists that, the
senate may pass the bill to establish
postal saving. banks before adjourn
ment, according to ud vices from
Washington. It Is not likely that the
house will pass the measure.
Following the passage by the Cali
fornia assembly of a bill prohibiting
Japanese, children attending public
schools President Roosevelt took u
band. He declared the act unconsti
tutional and asked (Jov. (5 11 UM t to
The forestry service was declared
pxtravagant and charges of extortion
from farmers were made against the
Inn can by membe rs of congress.
Senator Lodge presented amend
tnents to the rules of the Cultcd Stab s
senate, prepared by Vice-President
Fairbanks, which aim to prevent at
tacks on the president and co-ordinate
branches of the government.
No legislation concerning the ie
'orm of the navy department will he
enacted by congress at this session, If
present plans are followed out.
President Roosevelt issued a state
ment declaring it necessary for tho
government to uso the secret service
.ir Boino such force to Investigate
The house Insists upon leaving In
Ihe urgent deliclency bill the item of
J'.'-l.OiiO to provide automobiles for the
president. The senate struck the pro
I lei bert Knox Smith, commissioner
of corporations, In his annual report
urged a broad law to check trusts.
President-elect Taft upou sailing
from Colon after Inspecting the Pana
ma canal said he was hluhlv satisfied
v,',lll the progress (if the work.
William .1. Pryuti was not hurt in an
automobile accident as reported from
Tampa, Flu. lie says there was no
(low Haskell, who Is under indict
ment in connection with the town lot
Lauds, was given an ovation when he
arrived la Muskogee to give bond.
' It Is announced at the headquarters
r( the National League of the Civic
Education of Women, In New York,
that Mrs. Stuyvcsant Fish has joined
the organization, which means that
Mrs. Fish is opposed to women's
Capt. F.dward F. (Jualtrough of tho
battleship Georgia, part of Admiral
Speiiy's fleet, has been court-martialed
on a chair, -j of Intoxication.
The murder of Miss Clara Rosen in
Ottumwa. la., remains a mystery. Ten
suspects have been arrested, among
them a negro against whom the police
claim to have some evidence.
Mrs. Agnes Brewer Mlyoshi Urogan.
formerly the wife of u Japanese noble
man, now the bride of a coachman in
Ann Arbor, Mich., gave up her rank,
fearing efforts to gain her rights would
ruin the chances of her son to obtain
bis itghu'iil position.
Secretary Garfield of the interior de
partment told a house subcommittee
that the limitations placed on the se
cret service had not hampered his In
vest I gallon of hind frauds.
Sl were killed and others Injured
v In n a New York Central train
dashed into a group of track walkers
C. A. Severance, instead of F. P.
Kelbmg. will repivKPtit the government
In the suit agaiait K. II. Ilarrinian and
('! hei s.
Tin- l ulled Mine Workers of Ameri
ca in emu nth n at Indianapolis re
eli ci' d TI.ii'kih I.. Lewi.; a president.
I I aliforida l:si m!i
ur IJI1 .. 1,1.. I I... t
I'tew m aliens owning bad.- In the
' " I -1 I nil II .1 .1 I ern e if
btate and was aimed cliielly ut ihe
Kail S. Rose, mat or of Milwaukee,
accepted a cliallen;:o from Rev. Satu
rn I Mickey f f Albion college for u do
bate on prohibition.
In a pistol duel over a woman,
George Kcfchcrvide and John 1 luetic;!
killed each other at l.eadwood. Mo.
After onjovini; f.eeiloui -1 years,
Jack D. Isham, a prosperous farmer
living mar Minion, III. was arrested,
lie escaped from a Teiuieiseo peniten
tiary in 1SSS, where be was lo Id for
The convention of the I'tiited Mine
Workers ( lo. i d in Indianapolis nfiera
resolution lor peaceful conduct of )i
tare ntcciiims was adopted.
Rear Admiral Roblcy I). Kvans. re
t.red. in an interview in Chimco, was
quoted as savin;' that Russia will light
Japan again, and will have Ce-i ninuy,
France and Austria as allies, while
Fiigland will support the .Mikado's
John I. Rockefi Her in a speech to
Georgia fanners said: "Hut niter we
get through with whatever our task In
life may he, we will be asked the per
tinent question, what was tho fruit or
our work what was the real fruit
age?" Miss Celia Milllgan, a youn;; woman
or CeriliHlla, 111., died alter taking an
overdose of headache tablets with the
Intent of obtaining relief from ex
Pittsburg In in fear of a race war.
Attacks by negroes on white women
have worked the populace up to a high
feeling and a eke h l:i Imminent.
The south was swept by tornadoes
and high winds ami In the country be
tween the Tennessee line, and Ihe
Texas panhandle It Is believed 20
persons were killed.
The Delawaie, one of four sister
ships, the largest and most, powerful
In any navy, was launched at Newport
News, Va. She is to cost $:;.!tS7,'i.
A i I -Japanese legislation was held
l.p In the California legislature follow
ing a peiMiual ;i peal to the members
by the house speaker mid a special
message from (iov. (iillett.
The outline of a new banking bill
has been prepared ami will be Intro
duced In the legislature of .Michigan.
It Is understood that Capt. Qua!
trough of the battleship b orgia has
been found guilty by the court martial
and he may be dismissed from the
President Lewis rushed the business
of the miners' convention in an effort
to complete It in time for adjournment
Mrs. George V. Parks, a society
woman of Pueblo, Col., and vif. of
the assistant president of the Pueblo
Traction Company, committed suicide
In Pueblo, Col. Mrs. Parks has been
In ill health for some lime.
I'he houae of representatives In
'Icxas, by ii vote of ST. to -11 defeated
the resolution to submit state-wide
prohibition to a popular vote.
Mrs. Julius (hildzier waul. 4 the city
council of liavoiine, N. J., to appoint
five women as policemen for the parks
next summer. Mayor tiai vcn of Hay
onne favors the plan.
The harvester combine lias agreed
not to light the case against it at To
poka for violation of the antitrust
laws and will pay the state $i;n,ni)0
for which U was sued.
A fi port of the target practice of
tin American battleship fleet in Ma
nila bti, shows great Improvement in
marksmanship. The Vermont won
Gov. Haskell left Guthrie for Musko
gee to give u $.-),nnn hond to answer
the indictment charging him with
'1 he referee appointed to investigate
the affairs of the Fidelity Funding
Company found it has assets of $'.'2,
lCil.4ii and liabilities amounting to
$7t'.7,::i7.2S. He advises that It be
Reports show J.VC.IIjHie) was col
lected for the relief of the earthquake
sufferers in Italy by the Red Cross.
Despite n resolution intended to pre
Vent llieni the delegiues in the I'liited
Minn Workers' convention continued
to air their personal differences.
The American Paper ami Pulp asso
ciation discussed the tariff on this
product and elected ollleers at a meet
lug in New York.
William .1. r.rynn In a speech at
Tampa, 1 "la., declared the Democrats
have a t bailee for victory in UU2.
The contest over the will of the late
Mrs. Lydia p.radley has begun In
Peoria, 111. I'ndue Influence on the
part of Oliver J. Pulley. V. V. Ham
mond, Albion W. Small and the late
Wiiliam Raliiey Harper, president of
the I'niversiiy of Chicago. Is given as
the main cause for the breaking uf t ho
In Memphis, Teitn., a negro robber
ran through the streets liring a pistol
at pedestrians and policemen, hut bad
marksmanship pievctiled any fatal
ities. The bodies of John Mim l and Dan
bd Murphy were found in the ruins of
the Mahoning county infirmary at
i airfield. (V. which was destroyed
lire about ten las ago. This ma
four lives lost in the file.
The house of repri sentathes
Iowa voud down a resolution offered
by Representative Schoeper, proposing
medals for each Iowa hern member of
the naval fleet just conipl ting ihn
tour around the world.
Clmiles K. Holmes, i barged with
having billed his wife. Pauline, was
acquitted In Chicago. Tears ennio io
Holmes' eves when he thanked the
for the decl.loii. A
filiation between father and
I iw ed.
The t! inllock in the negotiations be
tween W. I. Hue hanan. Ainorh a'i spe
cial commissioner, and Hi.- Venezuelan
I'i Vc: nun !.l . t eh.l.iliS into id.cn II n -l
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1'iiiuihv Asphalt Coninariv urn! l!u.
1 Oriuuto toiToiailwu.
EI1L 111 HUES Ml fi UK;
SENATE COMMITTEE OPPOSED
TO LARGE EOND ISSUE
SEA LE'JEL MEN TO FRONT
Both Branches cf Congress
Matters in Connection
Washington-The senate Tuesday
discussed the type of (anal that
should be constructed at Panama.
Senator Kktr'-dge, chairman cf the
committee on Interoceuule canals,
precipitated the debate by presenting
an adverse report on the Hopkins bill
authorizing the secretary of the
treasury to Issue bonds to the extent
of $."o(), fine, ouo for the construction
of tho canal. Reading a statement,
of expenditures on the cannl to date
he declared that the completion of
the lock (anal would cost $100,000,000
and Insisted that a great, mistake had
been made in not adhering to the
plan for the building of a sea-level
waterway across the isthmus, which
he said would be cheaper than the
loc k canal.
Senators Forakor and Teller both
joined Mr. Klttredgo in declaring the
belief that a sou-level canal should bo
constructed and Mr. Kittrcdgo said
it was not too late to abandon the
Government Bill in House.
For nearly six hours the bouse of
representatives on Tuesday discussed
the bill, materially changlngthe meth
ods of administering the Panama
canal zone and constructing the canal.
Amendments almost without number
were aimed at the measure, but with
one or two executions they failed of
adoption. Consideration of the bill
was completed, but because of a
threatened roll call by the opponents
of the bill and the hour being late,
Mr. Mann having It in charge, did not
ask for a vote. At J:2'l o'clock the
At the Isthmian Canal commission
it. was declared that th widening of
the Panama canal from 2mi to ?M feet
through tie Culebra cut from Las
Cascades to Paralso, a distance of
four and one-half miles, had been
authorized by President Roosevelt
The reason for this change was for
the purpose of giving more room In
Ihe completed canal to vessels pass
ing through that section at night and
lessening the danger of collisions.
It Is said Mr. T.'.ft mav l.ave ap
proved this change, but had not or
dered or recommended it, as was an
nounced before he left the isthmus.
MERELY COAST DEFENSE
Gixteen Artillery Companies Par.t
Washington - Robert Shaw Oliver,
assistant secretary of war, says that
Ihe war department's request of Gov
( rnor (iillett to organize sixteen mili
tia companies of artillery Is merely
part of the general scheme for na
tional coast defense. California, he
said, is one of a few states which have
not their full complement of militia,
the Idea being to organize a twin
militia company for
of regulars located
Fisheries Dispute Ends,
Washington The Pritish foreign
office has signified its assent formally
to the treaty between the United
States and Croat I'.rituin, and signed
by Secretary Root ami Ambassador
I'.ryce, for the arbitration of the New
foundland fisheries dispute. The treaty
is now ready for Ihe senate. Ratifica
tion by that body is necessary before
the issues coveted bv the treaty cat!
lie submitted to The Hague court.
German Envoy Asphyxiated
Santlaga, Chile So far ns can ho
learned the cause of the death of
Chancellor Herbert of the Cicrtnan
legation is believed to have been
asphyxiation. The report of the physi
cian who examined the body has been
otlleially made public.
Bryin Speaks In Pensacola.
Pensacola, Fla. After delivering
an address here to u crowd of several
thousand citizens, William. Jennlims
Pryan 1 'ft for Lincoln. Neb. He was
i.ecorded an enthusiastic reception
DODGE FOR ALLISON MEMORIAL
Virits Des Moiner, to Ak Legislature
for $100,000 Appropriation.
Pes .Moines- (icneral Crenvllle M
Modi;.' of Council ltluft's arrived In
(lie (ity for the purpose of appearing
before the senate committee on ap
propriations of the Iowa legislature
to advocate the expenditure of finu,
( ot) for the construct inn of an Allison
memorial In th. slate of Iowa. The
form of the memorial has no' been
decided upon, but it is understood
tl,at a monument Is the one most
Two in-' Half Million Loss.
London.- 1'pon the petition of the
creditors the court issued an order
lor the compulsory winding up of the
a tTairs of tl.es London ami Paris ex
change, one of tlu- biggest outside
brokerage (Inns in Fimland. that went.
Into the hands of a receiver January
-." The receiver has Intimated that
th. amount o' cash at bis disposal Is
barely sutlichnt to i over bad; rent.
Rumor places the loss uf the compa
ny's clients anywhere from $ I .LTitVU'lU
to r. 1 1,( n ii These losses ai'it
cliielly In small amounts.
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
THE WORK OF THE LAW MAKERS
Legislative Facts and Cossip News j
of the State Capital.
Hard Sledding for Tax Dodgers
Public-It v of assessments us a rem
fdy for lax slilrVmg by large property
owners Is propose el in u bill Introduced
m ;lie lower brai.ch of the legislature I
Friday by llovviuiui of Nuckolls. Tim j
act is intended as well to furnish a j
check upon the work of the county i
a.isosser and his deputies. It provides j
that he shall publish In detail in one j
or more newspapers the names nnd
holding of all person!', firms and cor-
p(. rations that are listed for taxation j
in the mm of $"iOil or over. A schedule !
s included in the bill for Ilia guidance
of the oihcer in making the publica-
Notes, mortgages and other securi
ties must all be vet forth In print, to
gether with these otli.-r items: Mer
chandise, miscellaneous credits, Jewel
ry and diamonds, automobiles, car
nages and other vehicles, horses, cat-
ami grain. If there are other forms
property, the f ill contemplates that
y shall likewise appear. As pay
ment for printing the lists, the bill
Hows one-fourth of the regular legal
Bowman's liK'it-ure is II. R. No. SOI.
being the l ist one in regular numeral
rdor that has been offered In the
muse. It will lie read the second lime
on the next clay (lie fiousa meets nmt
will then he r ! rred by the speaker
o some committee. It is the first
bill of it. kind that has been presented.
Retain Wolf Bounty. ,
The senate rt fused to repeal the
prosi ni law oltcnng a state bounty on
bv R'indii'1 '
wild animals. S F. No. 8
f Madison. Introdiici d to repeal the
law, was Indefinitely postponed, its
introdiici r voting against his own bill
iecaii-e he said western members de
sire the law retained.
Tin repealing aVt and Ih.' present
law w"re treated with considerable;
vi'. Although the subject appeared
lo lc a leke and was so treated, there
lie now unpaid bounty claims on 111'
in i.'e !-ite ni, i tot s otiice amounting
to S.VJ.l PCn ami this will be swelled
to Jiiuni'i bv tin first of April. All
m . 1V-' -.
W. H. SMITH
Editor Seward Independent and Sec
retary of the Nebraska Senate.
these are likely to be paid by Mil
itppyoprintlon mad.1 by the legislature)
and .:t ihe end of tho next two years
tlx re will be an equal amount of iim
paid claim.; In the state auditor's of
fice awaiting tin action of the next
The senate went further while It
was In the boun'y business and recom
mended for passage S. V. No. STi, pro
viding that counties may pay a bounty
of lit cents for pocket goph.'is.
Oldhf.m's Motion Pending.
The motion of V. 1). Oldham for
leave to lilo and (Jacket a suit to test
his right to a place on the suprenv
bench as a result of the rccanvass by
the legislature of the vote on consti
tutional amendments, is still pendtng
in the supreme court. He has wilvcd
his right to file the suit in a district
court, but Judge J. R. Hean. whose
Feats be contests, has not tiled a
waiver. It Is reported that Judge
Pean desires a little more time to
consult his attorney.
For a Constitutional Convention.
Two of King's bills were placed
upon general file upon recommend:!--Hon
of committees. The first was S
F. No. ii1,",. providing that the ques
tion of holdim.' a constitution i!
convnition shall be submitted to. the
voter.- at t;i. next general election,
while the scroiii' was S. F. No. 151,
providing for .the submission of a
right to haw
tiie court of
amendment making the
civil cists reviewed in
last resent subject t.)
After Bank Deposits.
Flies of Howard county A after
the man with money who falls n
report the same for assessment and
taxation. In a -bill be Introduced in
the bouse ThlllMl.iy moillillg lie i o
bies thai the assessor shall h ive the
power to examine the deposit record
of every bank In his county ami the
books kept by the secretaries of all
building and loan assoi latlous. The
Mil provides the examination shall
be for taxation purposes only and
the Information obtained shall not lie
made public or made known In anyway.
Pure Seed Bill.
A lar?e part of the Tuesday session
was given to S. F. No. L by Hack of
Otoe, a bill to prevent the adultera
tion of agricultural seed. Myers of Rock
, had n similar b'n and the commltteo
J on agriculture took features of both
i and recommended the passage of a
1 1 ill. The bill is practically a copy
'. of the Iowa law. but the committee
on agriculture decided not to retain
J the Iowa provision permitting two
i per cent of sweet clover in alfalfa
, teed, riuck trle:l to have this retained
en the ground that seed dealers and
botanists said ii was impossible to
get pure alfalfa seed, (iainmlll of
Frontier made a forceful speech in
which he denounced adulteration of
alfalfa seed and declared it could bo
prevented and that It was adulterate,!
purposely. He and other senators
told of the damage done by the weed
culled sweet clover. Howell of Doug
las wanted to defer action, but was
Follow Treasurer's Plan.
Case's LIU providing that the sta.o
treasurer may credit the university
with ninety-five per cent of the amount
of money which would he derived
from the onemill levy on the grand
assessment roll of the state, In order
that a diflnlte amount may stand
there to he drawn against by the re
pents, seemed likely to get tangled
up before its passage but the final
Inclusion of a small amendment satis
fied the objectors, Taylor of Custer,
I and Nettleton of Clay, and It was al-
lowed to go through committee of
j the whole. The objection was that
! the bill nppnrently contemplated map-
ping out n road for future legislatures
j and binding their hands unless a re
, peal of the law was taken. To obvi
, ate this, which Case said was not
j contemplated, the bill was made to
read 'of the coming hiennium."
To Connect Telephones.
Lebllgh of Otoe county Introduced
In the house Thursday morning a bill
lo provide that telephone companies
are common carriers, giving the rail
way commission absolute power to fix
rates to be charged and providing for
the physical connection of telephone!
systems. When two or more tele
phone companies cannot agree uimn
"l0 ,mns for physical connection of
systems, ine railway coiiiiiiismuii is
( tnpowered to arbitrarily make the
terms. One section of the bill pro
vides that no company may secure a
temporary Injunction against the rail
way commission when It issues a.i
order, but should the company g'
into i lie courts It may, appeal to th
district court from the order. The
penalty !s a fine of $:() to $1,0H0, and
a second vlolutlrn forfeits the charter.
Boelts Solves Labor Problem.
Reclts of Merrick county is the in
Iroilucer of a bill In the house provld
Ing for the employment of convicts
on the public highway by counties
or municipalities. The bill provides
that upon the written request of
major-it ' of the members of county
beards the warden of the penitentiary.
under the direction of the Board of
Public Lands and Buildings, shall c-n
tor Into a contract with the county
asking for the prisoners. The county
shall furnish all tools with which the
prisoners are to work and shall pay
ail the expenses of guarding them
hi!e a work. The prisoners are not
to be employed on work requiring
skilled labor. Every able-bodied pris
oticr, save those under the death peu
ally are subject to the employment
under the terms of the bills.
! Ask for $25,0CO for Monument.
The senate committee on finance
v.as and means, Miller of Lancaster
'ch-lrman. met Tuesday afternoon and
decided to ask the senate to Increase
the house appropriation of $15,(iuo for
a monument to Abraham Lincoln. The
house has passed a bill carrying an
appropriation of IL',000. The senate
committee will ask for $2r..nuil to be
given by the state on condition that
I the slate monument association raise
$ln.(io' additional from private sub
script ions. The proposed plan Is for
i the erection of a statue with appro
with npi ropriate historical settings on
the state house grounds, the work tc
be done by one of tho most, famous
sculptors of the world.
i Non-Partisan Superintendents.
. II. R. No. "K. by Pickens. Is a bill
I fo remove lire office of county super
lutendent mm the domain of partisan
politics. The time of election is fixed
'on the first Tiifi'dny In April, when
' Fchool dl drift elections are to he held
'all over lh" county. Nominations will
be made by petitions filed with the
l county clerk at least twenty days be-
; forehand, and lie will supply printed
, I allots with the names of all can
didates. No party designations will
, be permitted. The act applies to all
counties, but makes an exception In
favor of Douglas by fixing tho time
(if election there on the first Tuesday
: In May.
, Beatrice Gets First Appropriation
i-trsi among tne institutions appto
lu lation bills to come before the lions'
committee of the whole was the one
providing $70,ni)0 for new new build
: Inu's and fS.nnn for repairs at th
Itetrtrlce institute for feeble minded.
i It was considered Friday forenoon
i nud after an hour's discussion was
; recommended for passage. The bill
j was Introduced by Itegrde of (luge lis
II. It. No. It originally carried a
total appropriation of $100,0(10. cover
ling three new buildings, but the
1 finance committee cut out $:U),000 for
an epileptic hospital, leaving $a!,n(n
each for :i hoys, and a girls' cottage.
A New Asylum Proposed.
DipsoinaJilacs and drug fiends me
io be treated at a new Institution,
built and equipped for thin special
I put pose, if S. F. No. -TiS, which was
j Introduced by Ketchiim, becomes a
i law . The Ketehutn bill empowers tho
i Plat.' board of public lands and build-
Ings to select a site and have tho
buildings erected and equipped, a fund
! for that purpose to be hereafter up-
ptopi dated. The board Is also to give
i to the Instltutlor n name, which shall
I In no manner euggent the purpose for
hb h It Is maintained
in IH BRIEF
N8W3 NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
DIL SUBJECIS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Due Consideration. :
Dr. O. L. Roe assumed his duties as
superintendent of the feeble minded
youth at Beatrice, succeeding Dr. Os-
horn. Loula Werner, appointed Bto-
ward, also resumed his duties.
At a recent meeting of the carpen
ters' union of Nebraska City it was
decided to adopt a new schedule of
wages. After Juno 1, 40 cents per
hour will be demanded.
Farmers should all have telephones.
Write to us and learn how to get tho
best service for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, 18th
and Douglas streets, Omaha. Use
Dr. M. D. Haker of Tllden, broke hla
arm in attempting to "crank" his au
tomobile. He was Immediately taken
to the hospHal, where Dr. Campbell
waited on him. Both bones of tho
right arm were broken.
Professor Phillips of the depart
ment of forestry of the university ha
tendered his resignation as member
of the university athletic board, and
it has been accepted by Chancellor
P. H. Blakenshlp, Burlington agent
at Blue Springs, has mysteriously dis
appeared and no trace of him can bo
found. He left home at 12 o'clock
at night with a friend, Inteudlng to
go to the station for an express pack
age and nothing lias been seen of
A three-span bridge across Pigeon
creek on the Omaha road between
Wlnside and Hoskins burned and tied
up traffic between Norfolk and Sioux
City. Passengers and mail wero
transferred. The cause of the fire is
Tho Dempster plant of Beatrice has
received 000 orders for windmills
from points in Nebraska, Kansas,
Missouri and Iowa as a result of the
lato blizzard. The plant Is working
day and night at present to fill the
The Northwestern depot at Dakota
City, was broken Into but nothing ot
mucli value was taken by the burglars.
About twenty-five cents in pennies
and eight dollars worth of rebato
checks is all that Agent Pranger
"Salmon made me HI," wrote Elmer
Zook a few minutes before he died a
lonely death In a house on his farm a
few miles from Auburn. Finishing;
this brief statement ho dropped back
on a canvas cot and peacefully suc
cumbed. In district court at McCook, Bell
Hall. Minnie Brown and Ruth Barry,
three keepers of disreputable resorts
pleaded guilty to selling liquors ille
gally and were fined $250 each and
costs, amounting in each case to over
William Hiuhes, living eight miles
northeast of Humboldt, delivered one
hundred and ninety-eight hogs on the;
market in that place. Thirty-two
teams were used in delivering the
hogs. They averaged about two hun
dred and sixty pounds.
The general merchandise store of
Henry J. Bauer at Gilead was robbed.
Entrance was gained through the roof
of a stock room in the rear of the
store. About $200 worth of jewelry
and cutlery and some dry goods tiro
An Inquest was held by the coroner
on the body of a man found near tho
railroad track west of Powell eight
miles west of Fairbury. From papers
found on his person It appears that he
was E. 11. Ellis of Denver. Colo., and
that ho was an electrician.
A very successful and Interesting
farmers' institute was held at 0;all:t
la. M. J. Leonard of Bertha was
president, and C. E. Phillips of Olen
roso secretary. Among the leading
speakers were O. Hull of Alma, Pro
fessor Hunt of Syracuse, Miss Rowan
of Lincoln. The meeting was under
the auspices of the University of Ne
braska nnd the Ogallnla farmers' In
stitute. John W. Macklc of Austin. Minn.,
has bought a one-half interest in the
TccuniBoh Mill &. Elevator company
with Oorgo E. Hotcltkln, of Tecum-r-oh,
the present manager of the plant.
Mr. Macki" is an experienced miller
nnd for the past few- years has been
managing three mills, one at Austin,
one at Red Cedar, and one at Dodgo
Mr. and Mr. John t. vooei, living a
couple of miles north of Table Kock
received a message telling of the death
of their son-in-law, Hnrry Wright, who
was killed .instantly in an accident in
the railroad yards In Green River,
Vyo nf. which place he was night
switchman for the Union Pacific rail
road. He leaves a wife and thrco
The Hardy bone mill, located just
east of Kearney, was burned. . Tho
mill was not running and the cause
of the fire Is unknown, unless tramps
set the lire. The machinery was bnd
ly damaged, und the fertilizer nnd
feed stored In the mill was all de
stroyed. The residents of Hooper nre much
ntcrested In the singular coincidence
in that tho wrecking of tho new
-school building by the wind recently
happened Juct one year almost to tho
hour after the building It replaced
was destroyed by fire tbo twenty
novpnth of January last year.
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