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R. 0. WAITERS, Busineu Manager
$ Epitome of the Most
lX Important Events
Gathered From All
$ Points of the Globe.
The ni-w tariff Mil. nart of which
has been sent to t lie printer, Ik under
stood to cut the duty on lumber one
halt and place hides on the free list.
It Ih expected to provide $.130,000,000
additional revenue, despite these
According to a report In Washington
(ho Donate may Investigate chaws
that Senator StepheiiHon of Wisconsin
bought his election.
While t ho house Ih wrestling with
the tariff bill, It Ih believed the Henato
may take up other important matters.
The senate confirmed, without op
position, the. cublnet appointments of
President Taft, All of the members
except Secretaries MacVeagb und
Dickinson have taken the outh of of
fice. Consideration of President Taft's
cabinet nominations began In tho
United States senate. The house has
adjourned until March 15.
President Taft in selecting his cabi
net took Into consideration the geo
graphical qualifications of Its mem
bers, the north, cast, south and west
all being represented.
In a report to the house a special
committee declares tho Becret service
department exists without permauent
avjlhorlty of law.
As a token of their esleein, the mem
bers of tho senate presented to Vice
President Fairbanks a valuablo silver
service. In addition, the Democratic
members gave him a loving cup.
Senator Ueverldge In a speech ' in
the renate likened Theodore Roosevelt
to Washington and Lincoln.
The Ohio house of representatives
has Hdopted a resolution providing for
tho submission to tho people of an
amendment to tho constitution estab
lishing the principle ef Initiative nnd
referendum In state legislation.
A bill whs passed by the house
awarding gold medals to Orvllle
Wright and Wilbur Wricht in aniirecl
atlon of their achievements In aerial
Charles B. Drown, p. lawyer of Dan
vllle, III., was placed on trial in the
redernl court on a charge of counter
feiting. John W. Fisher, formerly prominent
ns n lawyer and politician of lluffalo,
X. Y., ,was sentenced to Auburn prison
on his plea of guilty to grand larceny
In the first degree. The Indictment
charged tho theft of $2,500 from tho
town of Cheektowaga.
Former Vice-President Fairbanks re
turned to his home in Indianapolis and
was greeted by many friends.
Theodore Roosevelt has announced
that he will leave New York on tho
steamship Hamburg, March 23, for his
African hunt and visit to European
Isaac Stephenson, after a deadlock
lasting several weeks, wus elected
United States senator from Wisconsin.
Convicted bankers, who are prison
ers In the Western penitentiary of
Pennsylvania, have found a discrep
ancy of $26,000 In the accounts of the
prison on which they were put to work
to make an investigation.
Nino persons lost their lives In u
tornado which swept several counties
in Arkansas. Tho ruins of Brlnkley
caught fire after the wind hod done
Capt. Fltzhugh, one of counsel for
the state, opened the arguments be
fore tho Jury and bitterly denounced
the slayers of former Senntor Car
muck. Several aluminum manufacturing
concerns In the west have been con
solidated Into one corporation with a
capital of $750,000.
Swedish-Americans from all parts
of the country met in Chicago at the
annual session of the Swedish Ameri
can Republican League.
Following the decision of the federal
court that the Missouri two-cent fare
law Is unconstitutional a committee of
the Kansas senate returned an adverse
report on a measure of the same kind.
First Lieut. Edward L Rains, Twen
tieth infantry, has been dropped from
Hie roll of the army for desertion.
t than assist in the prosecution of
Delavan Smith and Charles R. Wil
liams. Indicted In connection with the
Panama libel case, has resigned.
E. H. Harriman and party left
Tucson, Ariz., in their special aln
for a trip over the Mexican coast
Joseph 11. Healing, United States
district attorney at Indianapolis, rath-
A diamond necklace estimated to be
worth from $100,000 to $:HMl,000 lost
ty.AIrs. Otto C. Helnze In New York
was found In the possession of a
Greek who was arrested in Omaha,
B OF A WEEK
The name of former Vice-president
Fairbanks Is mentioned in connection
with the ambassadorship to the Courl
of St. James.
that i he tide of immigration I
again on the hood was nnnarentlv In
dlcaied when 1,5(10 ii Ignuits arrived
In llosion on ihe steamer Romanic
from .Mediterranean ports. This Is the
largest number landing from uny
steamer ut lloston for 10 months.
(lov. Charles N. Haskell and others
Indicted for Muskogee town lot frauds
by the federal grand Jury In February,
were grunted until March 15 to plead,
by agreement of counsel. Their plea
will be entered at Vinlta during the
term of the federal court there.
hnowden II. Fulrall died ut Iowa
City, la., aged 7:1. c. Was f01. ,ll;llly
years a member of Ihe Iowa house and
senate, lie was a college mate of
James (!. Itlaine.
On nls first Sunday us chief execu
uvo president Tuft walked to the Unl
tarlan church. At OyBter Day, Theo
dore Koosevelt, whom he succeeded,
did the same thing.
in a sermon to his congregation,
Kev. John llayneH Holmes of New
York said Theodore Roosevelt was not
u statesman, but the smartest polltl
clan of the time, and as such itl.l rrei.i
A man believed to be Waller V
Schullz of Chicago was fmnwi llftflfl III
Alexandria, Vu.. across the river from
Washington. It is believed he was
Archibald (J. Ellulror Detroit refused
to surrender for the use of the Roose
velt burning parly a cabin he had re.
served on the steamship Humburir.
All attempt to Wreck the liuv Imln
or the liiirlington road In Des Moines
la., failed. It is believed robbers made
Mton lialdwln, who murdered his
mother at. Saugatuck. Mich, wnu sent
to tho penitentiary for life three days
arter the crime.
1 1)0 (icrmnil nrcss innlKea f,u nw.r
president Koosove t for hix efTm-i-
toward friendship between the nations.
Arguments to the Jurv In the rr
mack-Cooper murder case at Nashville,
lenn., were begun by counsel.
One negro was burned at the ninki
and another who had secreted him was
shot to death, following an assault on
a woman at Rockwell, Tex.
free! Parker of lirookfiold. III.. has
usked the Chicago police to search for
his wife, who Is missing from their
home und whom he believes Is d
In Jnnuury last there wax a fallinir
oft of about $50,000,000 in the total
value of the country's exports as com
pared with those of January, I'JOS;
while for tho seven months emllm?
wiin Junuury last, the total exnorts
amounted to $1,031,71!, 91 1, against
$1,1S!U)!M),551 In tho corresnondiue
seven months In quest ion.
Wlllium 11. lllshon. well known In
theatrical circles as manager unit own.
er of such old time stage successes as
Ihe lllack Crook," "What Happened
10 Jones," and "The County Fair,"
died In New York from injuries sus
tained when he was struck by an auto
mobile. Albert T. Patrick, convicted of slay
ing William Marsh Rico In New York
in 1900, demanded that the supremo
court in Brooklyn set him free or send
him to tbo death chair. .
'Colonel" is the title which pleases
Theodore Roosevelt. He patted u
newspaper reporter on the shoulder
nnd told hlni he knew how to Hatter
when tho scribe addressed him hv thp
President Lewis and members of the
United Mine Workers of America mnt
In Wllkesbarre, Pa., nnd discussed the
coming conference with the anthracite
operators, which may mean a strike.
It Is estimated that the damage
caused by tho blizzard which spoiled
the inaugural exercises in Washington
and tied up t raffle in tho east, will
Police Captain Mathews of Wash
ington Was slain bv Pntmlmnn Pol.
Her whom he had reprimanded.
JMton lialdwln confersed that ho
killed hla mother ut Sunutuck. Mlelv
because he feared she would tell that
he set fire to their barn.
Heirs of Andrew Lavion at n ineci.
Ing In Ilelolt. Wis., decided to lay
claim to land in the heart of Chicago's
misrness district which Is worth mil
lions. The resignation
formerly of tho dllversltv nf WUwin.
Kin, US athletic director of SI Inula
university, has been accepted by the
King Victor Emanuel cranted u m-1.
vute audience to William Marconi
nnd afterward entertained the In
ventor at dinner. His niuiestv run.
grutulnted his guest warmly on the
results achieved by his system of
Dispatches received ut London ar.,1
lterlin confirm tho reports that the
Servlun premier has declared thnt
Servla, on the advice of Russia
France, (ireut Britain and Italv. does
not Insist upon territorial compensa
tion from Austria Hungary. '
Orders were Issued at the navv de.
purtment for the rendezvous of tho
Pacific lleet under Admiral
at Mugdalena bay on March 23 where
the spring target practice will take
Unexpectedly ordered to return to
Constantinople, tho Turkish naval of
ficers who came to this country on the
American battleship fleet, left Wash
ington on their homeward journey.
They were to have visited ihe princi
pal cities of the country us guests of
various chambers of commerce ami
boards of trade.
Thomas E. Stone, now chief usher
at tho White House, will succeed MaJ.
Charles I). A. Loeiller, ns doorkeeper
to the president. Mr. Stone has been
at the White House ever since Secre
tary of til.' Treasury Cortelyou was 1
secretary to the president.
WILSON STANDS PAT CAPITAL GITV NEWS
ORDER CONCERNING BLEACHED
FLOUR WILL REMAIN.
ONLY RECOURSE THE COURTS
Ntbraska Representatives Given a
Hearing, but Unable to Get
Washington. Senators Burkett and
Drown failed utterly In their efforts
to bring about modifications of Secro
ttry Wilson's order regarding bleach
Ing of flour. The secretary is con
vinced that his ruling was right, and
told tho Nebraska senators so In few
words. Mr. Wilson said he had given
a full hearing to persons Interested
In bleaching flour by electricity last
fall, five days having been devoted to
exhaustive consideration of the case
In all Its phases, and he la more thun
ever convinced that artificial bleuch
Ing of flour is detrimental to health,
and that a stop must be put upon It.
Two conclusions Mr. Wilson reached
by reuson of the hearing last fall.
First, that the treatment by electricity
precipitates a nltro which, while in
finitesimal, when gathered, In large
qunntites is Injurious to health, and
second, ;thnt bleaching is a fraud on
the people which U prohibited by the
pure food laws.
Mr. Wlson said that the wheat of
Nebraska makes the best flour in the
world, but all of the hard wheat that
Ktands winter's cold und summer's
drouths leaves a tinge of yellow which
the millers are now selling as white
flour. Tho secretary of Agriculture
laughed at the Idea that the farmers
had accepted 20 cents reduction on
the wheat of Nebraska and Kansas,
und that the millers had taken ad
vantage of this reduction by selling
Hour made from Nebraska wheat at
a price equal to flour mnde from the
spring wheat of the Dakotas and Min
nesota. "The only people Interested In hav
ing the ruling changed," said Mr. Wil
son, "are the manufacturers who make
electric machinery for bleaching and
the millers who have put machines in
their mills. My ruling protects the
wheat producer and the flour con
sumer." Secretary Wilson Intimated to the
senators that if the persons desired,
they could go to the courts for review.
and they would more likely secure con
sideration of tho case much sooner
than they could expect a commission
of chemists to pass on the merits of
UNION PACIFIC COAL CO.
Settlement Effected by the Secretary
of the Interior.
Washington A settlement has been'
effected by the secretary of the in.
terlor of the government suit against
the Union Pacific Railway company In
volving coal lands in Wyoming est hu
nted ns worth $l,5U0,u00. Tho land
was acquired by the company through
what are known as ' dummy entries."
llie land involved ngreguted 1.500
acres, and after numerous confer
ences the company decided not to de
fend tho suit, but Instead reconveyed
me lanus to the government and also
paid nearly $33,((i In settlement for
the conl mined from the lands. The
company has discontinued mining
from the land reconveyed, which has
been withdrawn from entry until June
1 next. Resides reconveying the land
und paying trespass damage, the com
pany loses the $91,200 wh'ch was paid
ns purchase price for tho lands.
This Is one of tho cases included In
former Secretary da: fields letter to
congress showing lands worth over
$100,0(10,000 under investigation or fn
FIRST TAFT CABINET MEETING.
Members Will Not Be Permitted to
Discuss Business Transacted.
Washington. President Tnft's first
cabinet meeting convened ht 11 o'clock
Tuesday. All the members of the
new cabinet except Mr. Dickinson
were present. President Taft has de
termined not to permit the members
of his cabinet to discuss the business
transacted. The meeting broke 1111 nt
12:45, when Secretary Knox an
nounced Mr. Taft's ruling.
"The president has decided to mir-
sue the policy of his predecessor and
lo his own talking," said Secretarv
Knox. Secretaries Wright. Meyer, Na
gel and Wilson confirmed this state
ment. Chief Justice Fuller nnd members
of the supreme court of the United
.states formally paid their resnects to
the president. The Justices were re
ceived In the blue parlor.
Has Thirteen at 33.
Ponrch, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Ward, living two und one half
miles west of this postofnee. have
been married fourteen years and are
tho parents of thirteen chlldi en one
set of twills and one of triplets.
These five were all born within
The Standard Case.
Chicago. The government's ease In
the retrial of the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana narrowly avoided a
death blow, when Judge Anderson
held that the government must prove,
;is alleged In the indictment, that there
was a standard rate for oil shluments
between Whiting. Iriil.. and Fast St.
Louis nt the time of tho offense with
which the defendant Is chnreed nnd
that the defendant knowingly accepted
a lower secret rate. The court de
clared that the government must be
able to prove this.
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
THE WORK OF THE LAW MAKERS
Legislative Facts and Gossip News
of the State Capital.
State Board's Control of Values.
The senate Thursday re-commltted
S. F. 28, by Fuller of Seward, which
was drawn und recommended to pass
in a' form that would have prohibited
the state board of equalization from
raising or lowering valuations 011
property In any one county, but would
have held the board to equalization
The net ion was taken on 4he sug
gestion of King of Polk county, who
proposed an amendment providing the
state board may not raise or lower
values except when necessary to
make the assessments conform to law
with respect to uniformity of valu
The bill as originally drawn wus
favored by the democrats on the
ground the state board has been rais
ing valuation arbitrarily. Senator
King pointed out that as the Fuller
hill was drawn, it might prohibit the
exercise of needed changes In Values
08, for instance, when one county
wag valued in a way that would not
provide equitable taxation In compari
son with another. His suggestion was
to confer sufficient power of changu
on the board to obviate this difficulty.
He declared the majority party did
not want to change tho law so the
corporations of the state would have
an excuse for continually lighting
their assessments in court, which
would be the case If Ihe hands of
the state board members were tied.
The state board has never raised
property anywhere In the state above
figures returned by the assessors
themselves, though there have been
numerous raises above figures sub
mitted by the county boards of equali
Unlimited Number of Employe.
The senate Tuesday decided to re
peal two laws that were placed on
the statutes by ex-Governor Sheldon
when he wus a member of the state
senate. One of the laws Is an act
for a one-mill levy to wine out the
state debt which consists of outstand
ing state warrants. The law nrovldes
for a fund to be raised by taxation
to redeem outstanding state warrants.
The levy made last year will be suf
ficient to complete the work of wiping
out this debt, which only a few years
ago w,as $2,000,000.
The other law which Mr. Sheldon
placed on the statute books Is one
limiting the number of officers and
employes of the senate to forty-nine.
Prior to the Sheldon act of 190." the
Btatute on this subject was Indefinite
as to the number of employes. His
bill mnde It certain. The number
of employes years ago sometimes
reached the one hundred mark. Tho
democrats allege that the Sheldon
act has been violated by two repub
lican legislatures. Howell of Douglas
Introduced a bill to repeal the statute
limiting the number of employes,
This was done after the present demo
cratic state sennte had exceeded tho
limit fixed by law. The bill Intro
duced by Howell Is S. F. No. 90.
Tuesday It came up In committee of
the whole and was recommended
Biennial Valuation of Real Estate.
The senate Friday passed Senator
Fuller's bill to provide for the assess
ing of property every two years. The
measure was passed with four nega
tive votes. The present law provides
that the assessment shall be every
four years, bet the new measure
makes provision for a valuation of all
the property In the state, beginning
April 1, every two years.
The Files bin which came from
the house providing for the exemption
of precinct officers from election un
der the primary was passed. The bill
nlso excludes all village, township and
school officers from the primary law
The Randall bill for the require
ment of real estate Intersection of
all raMroads where It Is deemed nec
essary by Ihe state railway commis
sion nnd for the erection of platforms
nnd track connections wherever it is
The Myers bill preventing the drain
ing of any lako in the state which
contain more than twenty acres was
passed by the senate. The bill Places
the disposition of all of these lakes
under the state board of Irrigation.
The measure lulhorizlng counties
having a population of from f.0,000 to
100,000 population to pay $500 a year
for a detective was approved by the
Precinct Assessors to Be Elective.
House Roll No. 214, making preclnvt
assessors elective Instead of appoin
tive, was passed by the house of ren-
resentatlves Friday afternoon, repub
licans voting with the democrats for
It. The bM received 75 votes, and
none were cast In the negative. II. R.
No. 215, n companion measure provid
ing for the snhuies of the deputies,
was also passed unanimously. 70 to 0.
Neither bill does away with the office
of county assessor, who Is still left
as the official head of the taxing do
p.ftment In each county,
Slate Formed fcr S'fting Committee.
, Hidden beneath the mass of bills
i on third reading and almost lout from
1 right under the 125 bills on general
, file the house began in earnest Thurs
! day the huge task of clearing tho
; blackboards. Persistent talk of .1
j sifting committee Is about the house
; and It Is understood that the mem
1 bers have already been chosen. Tho
i representatives refused once to ad
i journ and half of them protested
I when the session finally did close
j Thursday afternoon, the worried mem
I bers threatening for a time to go to
j work nt 9 o'clock Friday morning.
The following tills were passed law
in the aftcrnor n on third reading:
H. R. No. ICS. by Noyes of Cass
Prohibiting front operating an auto
rnobMe either Intoxicated persons or
persons under sixteen years of age.
Vote: Aye 80, nay 0.
H. R. No. 133, by Armstrong of
Buffalo Appropriating out of the gen
eral fund $50,000 for u north wing of
Ihe Kearney normal school. Vole:
Aye 71, nay 20
S. F. No. 20, by Fuller of Seward
To extend the right to administer
oaths to county and precinct asses
sors. Vote: Aye 83, nay 0.
S. F. No. 52, by Miller of Lancaster
Defining blackmail and extortion
and providing penalties therefore.
Vote: Aye 70, nav 0.
S. F. No. 05. by King of Polk Re
quiring clerks of the district courts
to transmit annually to the secretary
of the stato board of health certain
statistics on divorces. Vote: Aye
74, nay R.
H. R. No. 244. by McVicker of Dodge
Providing for publicity of campaign
contributions fifteen days before elec
tion of all sums over $50. Vote: Aye,
65, nay IS.
II. R. No. 17S, by Hushee of Kim
ball Relating to establishment of
boundaries of school districts in the
sparsely settled part of the state.
Vote: Aye 82, nay 1.
Hause 'Bibs Were Passed.
The effort of the lower house of
the legislature to pass a law to pre
vent treating In saloons lost Friday
by a small majority. Indiscriminately
the members voted without relation
to party affiliations or to the section
of the state from which they came.
The vote on the measure was 44 to
40. There was no discussion when
the vote was taken although there
had been some debate in the com
mittee of the whole.
Hy a vote of 08 to 25 the houso
passed the measure to permit banks
taking state money to furnish other
bonds us securities rather than those
of surety companies.
Representative Killen's measure for
the Inspection of Illuminating oils
! pasRcd the house with but one dls-
I setiting vote. The bill provides for
the methods of inspecting all oils that
' are used for lighting purposes and au
I thorlzes u heavy penalty for any vio
lation of the act.
! The house bill providing for an ap
propriation for another slate normal
school which Is to be located at
Alnsworth, in Brown county, was
Last Day for New Bills.
Tuesday was the last day for the
Introduction of bills in the senate
1'nlike the house members, the sen
ators did not show any eagerness to
Introduce bills. They Introduced a
total of sixteen during the day, less
than two for each senator. The total
number of bills introduced in the sen
ate Is 407. Two years ago the num
ber In the senate was 445. The total
this year In both houses Is 1.022. Two
years ago the total was 1,006.
Lincoln Charter Bill Passes.
The senate Thursday afternoon
passed the' Lincoln charter bill, senate
file No. 250, by Miller of Lancaster.
Only two members of the senate
voted against It, Burnham of Howard
and Hesse of Webster. The bill pro
vides for a commissioner system of
government, with four counrilmen
and the mayor and an excise board
as the governing bodies.
As Hie end of the legislative session
approaches new names are added to
the lobby register In the office of the
secretary of state. Those who regis
tered recently are R. W. McGlnnls
for tho Northwestern railroad; R. E.
Mattlson and Wallace Wilson for tho
Nebraska Independent Telephone as
sociation; Mrs. W. S. Jay, woman
suffrage association; W. L. Davis, Ne
braska osteopathic association,
Oregon Plan Now a Law.
Governor Shallenberger Thursday
signed two bills, ns follows:
H. R. No. 1, by Humphrey of Lan
caster, enacting into law tho Oregon
plan for the selection of United States
II. R. 90, by Carr of Keya Paha,
compelling n commission merchant to
take out a license from the food com
Senate Slaps Prison Reformer.
The house bill thnt proposed a law
to make the birthday of John Howard,
the prison reformer, n legal holiday
In all penal and reformatory Institu
tions was killed In the sennte Thurs
day afternoon. The measure received
but 7 votes. Senators Donning, Buck.
Donohoe, Hatfield, Henry, Ketchum
nnd King voting for tho bill.
To Get the Reward.
The claims committee Investigated
the coal mine in southeastern Ne
braska Tuesday nnd report that they
found a mine there with a drift sunk
I to 11 distance of three hundrded feet,
with a vein of coal thirty inches thick,
coal, real coal that will burn. Sev
eral years ago the stnte offered a re
ward for the discovery of coal In cer
lain quantities and appropriated
$4,000 for the purpose of paying It
The law by which the reward was
offered still exists but the appropria
tion has long since lapsed.
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
The members of the Methodist
church of Seward are raising funds to
bnlld a parsonage creditable to their
splendid church building.
Tho people of tho First German
Congregational church of Hastings
expect to begin the erection of their
new church about May 1.
The Baldwin Manufacturing com
pany of Cincinnati has filed its arti
cles of incorporation with the secre
tary of state and will open headquar
ters at Omaha. The capital stock of
the company Is $1,800,000, and the
company paid tho secretary of Btate
a fee of $902 for fillna; the articles.
The shipment of hogs to Pacific
coast points from the vicinity of
Kearney Is again under way, and
many carloads of Buffalo county pork
ers are in this way sent to the far
east. During the summer and fall
season as high as a tralnload a week
Is no uncommon shipment from that
Theodore Leserve, who was found
unconscious in the yards at Alliance,
Is a son of W. A. Leserve, a well
known Grand Army man of Broken
Bow. Young Leserve left there Sun
day night, carrying on his person, so
his father states, $1,600. He was ac
companied by two companions, Roy
Gallington and Frank Davis. When
found, it Is Bald, Leserve had only
$000 on him.
Mrs. Mary Hanks, a former resident
of Beatrice, and wife of Paul Hanks,
was killed In a railway accident at
Fort Worth, Tex. Mrs. Hanks, In
company with her little son, was driv
ing over a crossing in the outskirts
of Fort Worth, when the buggy was
struck by a passenger train. The ve
hicle was cut in two and Mrs. Hanks
received injuries from which she died
a few hours later. The boy was not
Two of the leading churches of
Hastings, the First Methodist and
First Presbyterian, have installed the
telephone method of giving indis
posed members an opportunity to
hear the sermon. The apparatus con
sists of a large transmitter placed
upon the pulpit, into which the pastor
talks as he delivers his sermon. Those
who are ill notify the pastor and he
connects their line with the transmit
ter. Mrs. Jennie Grogor, tho woman who
murdered Volley Mann, pleaded guilty
to murder In the second decree at
Ogallala, and Judge Grimes sentenced
her to thirty-nine years in the peni
tentiary at hard labor. Ho directed
that each anniversary of the crime,
Oct. 8, shall be spent in solitary con
finement. Dales, her accomplice, was
given a life sentence at hard labor in
the penitentiary, with solitary con
finement upon each and every anni
versary of the crime.
Lawrence Daily, teller in the Bank
of Commerce at Hastings, is suffering
from blood poisoning, supposed to
have been contracted in the handling
of Infected money. For a time it was
feared that amputation would be nec
essary, but thnt danger is now passed.
The proposition for the Issue of
bonds for tho proposed new high
school building in Hastings, to cost
upward of $100,000, will probably be
submitted at a special election follow
ing the regular municipal election In
Sylvester Cozad was accidentally
shot' and killed at a ball game about
a mile north of Freedom In Frontier
county. As young Cozad was making
a run during the gamo a revolver fell
from hla pocket, which was Imme
diately picked up by a younger boy ,
named Bonar, a son of George N. Bo
nar. He called out to young Cozad,
"Stop or I will shoot you," apparently
In fun, and then fired tho revolver.
Cozad turned at the call nnd was shot
through the left breast, and died al
All efforts to save the life of R.
Mead Shumway, the murderer of Mrs.
Sarah Martin cf Adams, failed, nnd he
was hanged in the penitentiary. Six
stays of execution had heen
during the progress of the case. Shum
way walked to tho scaffold supported
by two assistants, but ascended the
Rtairs unaided. "You nre hanging an
Innocent man," he said, when asked
to make a final statement. Then he
added: "May God forgive all of yon
who have had anythln? to do to me."
Death did not come as swiftly as In
the threo executions held before at
the penitentiary, for tho rope was not
placed tightly enough about his neck,
and it was twenty-one minutes before
the heart ceased beating and twenty
seven and a half minutes beforo the
physicians pronounced Shumway
The high water of the Elkhorn nnd
ice caused sixty feet of the brldgo
south of Stanton to wash away. Big
chunks of Ice, some of which were
forty feet square, caused tho trouble.
Sheriff Rosseter arrived In Valen
tine from LeGrande. Ore., where he
went he went to bring back Sam
Storey, the man who left Douglas
Wyo.. with Fred Smith the man who
was found In the river nt Valentine
last October. It Is known that Story
was In the city about that time, nnd
his preliminary will be held Boon to
find out Just what ho knows about the
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