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PLATTSMOUTH MWS HERALD
H. 0. WATTER3, Business Manager
Washington, Congressional, Politi
cal and Other Events Briefly Told
A young woman, who for ten days
was caught In a cave-In of a railroad
tunnel, at St. Gall, Switzerland, was
dug out alive. She suffered agonies
of cold and hunger during this
period, but mannged to sustain life by
sucking moisture from her clothing,
on which water occasionally trickled.
There la at present a recrudescence
of political excitement In eastern
Bengal, and meetings to express sym
pathy with natives who have been de
ported aro of almost daily occurrence.
During the recent fighting In front
of Fez, between the forces of the
pretender and the troops of the sultan,
fourteen of the imperial soldiers were
captured and decapitated and their
beads exposed in the pretender's
A special dispatch from Salonikl
says that Sultan Abdul Hanild has
banded the authorities there a check
for $5,000,000, which will be devoted
to the needs of the second and third
army corps. Abdul Hamtd wished
$300,000 of this amount to be devoted
to purchase the vlllaya where ho re
sides, but the request was refused on
the ground as the nation's prisoner he
cannot own property.
With elaborate ceremonies In which
the entire diplomatic corps from To
klo and many of the Yokohama gov
ernment participated, Yokohama cele
brated the semi-centennial of the open
ing of the port to foreign trade. The
city was decorated on the most ex
tensive scale ever attempted.
Two strikes of exceedingly rich gold
bearing ore were made almost simul
taneously on the Island of Luzon. The
first strike was made In the Parachalo
district, Camarlnes province, and the
other in Baguio district of the Ban
quet province. In the former a strin
ger in the lode is reported to run $20,
000 to the ton, and the whole vein Is
said to average $500.
Washington, D. C, set an example
for the rest of the country In a safe
and sane celebration.
The United States and Nlcarague
are hopeful of reaching an amicable
understanding on the Eruery claim.
The senate adopted without a nega
tive vote the Brown Income tax
In New York 4 were killed and 332
Injured as the price of Fourth of
A plea for practical education was
made by leaders of the educational
council at Denver.
The senate celebrated independence
day by working diligently from morn
' Ins till night.
Moro Outlaw Chief and the whole
of his band have been wiped out In
Neither the United States or other
nations not directly interested are ex
pected to sanction in its present form
the agreement recently reached be
tween the Russian and Chinese official
boards for the administration of af
fairs at Harbin, Manchuria.
Max Goodman, a butter and egg
dealer of Chicago, was found guilty
with his brother, Jacob of manufactur
ing and selling oleomargarine as fancy
butter, and was sentenced to serve
two years in the Leavenworth, Kan.,
Miss Flora Wilson, daughter of Sec
retary Wilson, sailed for Milan, Italy.
After keeping engagements to sing
there she will go to France and Switz
erland for recreation and return In
August to sing at the Seattle exposi
tion and various cities along the Pa
cific const and In numerous western
The American Woman Suffrage as
sociation decided to establish na
tional headquarters In New York City.
Members of tne Nebraska Banking
board and the secretary of the board
have been temporariry enjoined from
putting Into effect the new banking
law enacted by the late legislature.
The temporary injunction was tssued
by Judge Van Deventer of the circuit
oourt of appeals and Judge T. C. Mun
gcr of the federal court, following a
two days' hearing on the application.
Final decision will come in thirty
According to a derision rendered by
the supreme court of California, Wil
liam B. Bradbury, a millionaire, must
serve one year for perjury. Bradbury
was sentenced for giving false testi
mony The Kansas, Southern & Gulf rail
road, the shortest railroad In Kansas,
Is In the hands of a receiver.
President Taft told Representative
Tawney of Minnesota that the ad
ministration did not contemplate urg
ing a reduction of the tax on oleo
margerine. Wages of the 3,000 men and boys
employed in the plant of the Mary
land Steel company at bpnrrows
Point were Increased 10 per cent.
The Cuban house of representatives
passed the bill legalizing cock fight
ln,7, which was immediately signed by
PrbJIdent Gomez. '
PUF II ft
Charged with nslng the United
States mail for lottery purposes three
Chinese shops in Washington were
raided and their proprietors arrested.
Iron and steel workers of Pennsyl
vania to the number of 10,000 walked
out over the question of an open shop.
Kentucky now has but twenty-four
counties In all parts of which liquor
can be sold.
Rear Admiral William F. Potter
who commanded the fourth division
of the Atlantic battleship fleet on its
voyage around the world, last week
became chief of the bureau of naviga
tion, relieving Rear Admiral John E.
Tho annual renovation of the white
house has begun at Washington.
An order was Issued at Pittsburg
by the local board of the United Mine
Workers of America instructing the
striking miners In the Kansas dis
trict, 8,000 in number, to return to
Richard Jones, of New Jersey,
deputy counsel of the United States
at Southampton, died at the latter
Tho senate takes fright at protests
from constituents on the corporation
tax bill and would sidestep its con
sideration. The Halladay prohibition law has
gone into effect in Tennessee amid
scenes of hilarity among liquor drink
Fire, which destroyed the plant of
the Kleckhefer Box company In Mil
waukee, caused a loss of about $250,
000. Congressman Bortholdt says that
the spread of prohibition Is due to the
Ignorance of rights of people.
President Taft told the Yale alumni
that the republican party must fullfll
promises or bo relegated to the minor
The pope confirmed the election of
Rev. Edmund Michael Dunne, chancel
lor of the arch diocese of Chicago, to
be bishop of Peoria In succession to
the Right Rev. John L. Spalding, re
signed. Farmers in Kansas are in watft of
thousands of harvest hands.
The comptroller of the currency ha?
authorized the City National bank of
Omaha, capital $200,000, to begin busi
ness. For the first time, It is said, an
Illinois jury has acquitted a murderer
on the BtrengtU of the "unwritten
A statue of Lincoln will probably
bo placed in the state 'memorial build
ing at Topeka, Kansas.
The house committee on appropria
tions began preparation of a deficien
cy appropriation bill, the total of
which It Is now believed will approx
Heat In eastern cities has been ter
rific and many have succumbed.
American circuses when In Canadian
territory must fly the British flag.
In connection with the bureau of
plant Industry of the department of
agriculture, the forest service has
been carrying on a series of experi
ments relative to the re-seeding of
overgrazed areas upon the national
forests In the west.
United States Senator A. B. Cum
mins of Iowa and members of the Fifty-third
regiment band, stationed at
Fort Dodge, will be guests of honor at
the midsummer picnic arranged by the
Hawkeye club of Spokane, Wash., at
Natatorlum park there on August 7.
A letter received In Kansas City
from Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
announced the government would par
ticipate In tin experiments being con
ducted there by Dr. C. J. Shller, who
Is attempting to And a cure for hog
cholera. It is stated an expert on
hogs will be sent there from Wash
ington. Changes In the dally cash state
ment of the treasury department, es
pecially to correct discrepancies. .In
publication of balances, were an
nounced to take effect July 1. The
published record of receipts and dis
bursements Issued by the bookkeep
ing and warrants division have never
balanced with the daily cash state
ment of the treasury, but under the
new system this will be remedied.
A call on national depository banks
for a return to the treasury of govern
ment funds aggregating approximately
$25,000,000 was made by Secretary of
the Treasury McVeagh. Of this amount
$9,000,000 has been called for July 15,
and $16,000,000 for August 15. Bal
ances in all active depositories are
uniformly redud to tho lowest
amount which the dally needs of the
government will permit.
The town of' Decatur, Neb., Is to bo
protected from the inroads of the Mis
souri river by a congressional appro
Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Banister,
chLef surgeon of the Department of the
Missouri, has completed the medical
and sanitary inspection of Forts
Crook and Omaha.
The president nominated Lieuten
ant Colonel James A. Irons, Four
teenth infantry, to be colonel, Com
mander. Mrs. Carrie E. Burnham Kllgore,
ap;ed seventy-one, the first woman ad
mitted to the bar In Pennsylvania,
died last week at her home in Swarth
more. Among the winners of degrees at
Harvard are the following Nebras
kans: Bachelor of Arts: George N.
Lyon, Nelson; Rlsley G. Haines, Oma
ha. Bachelor of Laws: Chas. A. Saw
A rumor comes from the far north
that George Caldwell, the explorer,
who left three years ago to make a
trip from Hudson bay westward to
Slav lake and down to Edmonton, and
who had been given up as lost, Is re
ported by a native runner to be safe.
A sentimental letter written by
Mrs. Wood ill to Eastman has been
POLICIES OF PEACE
THREE GREAT NATIONS JOIN IN
MEET ON HISTORIC GROUNDS
President Taft, Ambassadors Jusse
rand of France and Bryce of Eng
land Deliver Speeches.
Bluff Point, N. Y. With the assist
ance of President Taft, Ambassador
Bryce of Great Brltan, Secretary of
War Dickinson and Vice Admiral Unu
of Japan the celebration of the 300th
anniversary of the discovery of Lake
Champlaln, which had been confined
during the lust two days to tho states
of New York and Vermont, on Tues
day took on an International scope
and a world-wide Interest.
Ambassadors Jusserand and Bryce
and President Taft all committed
their respective countries to policies
of peace, and, In the shadow of an old
fortress which had witnessed some of
the bloodiest battles In all history,
they expressed the hope that never
again would the peace among the
great nations of the world be inter
rupted by a war.
The president and the other dis
tinguished guests had an afternoon of
continuing interest from the moment
of their arrival at 2:30 p. m. by spe
cial train from Albany.
The president arrived at Albany
from Norwich, Conn., the French am
bassador from Washington and the
British ambassador from Lennox,
Mass. The visitors were then made
Into one train for the old Fort Tlcon
deroga, where the principal celebra
tion of the day was held.
The president and the ambassadors
and the members of their staffs were
shown through the historic ruins of
"Old Ti," as the natives call the
stronghold, which is now in course of
restoration. There was historic In
terest In tho old place alike for the
representatives of Great Britain, of
France and the United States, for the
rocky promontory was held In turn by
the French, by the English and by
the American revolutionists. Some of
the old cannons were in place and
rusty relics were on view. Some of
theso were reminders of the days of
Indian conflicts, others were links of
history leading back to the bloody
fights of Montcalm, Abercromble and
Amherst, to the famous taking of the
place by a band of eighty-three Amer
ican colonists under General Ethan
Allen, and to naval battles which
helped to make famous the waters of
the lake, discovered three centuries
ago by Samuel Champlaln.
Below the fort on the placid waters
of the lake, and set among a flotilla
of modern naval vessels of the smaller
classes, was a reproduction of Champ
Iain's little caravel, the Don De DIeu.
During the ride up the lake the
president roamed here and there
about the steamer Tlconderago and
finally gathering up Messrs. Bryce
and Jusserand, Governor Hughes of
New York and Governor Prouty of
Vermont, all hands repaired, to the
spacious pilot house, where they met
the captain and sat for .nearly an
hour enjoying the changing panorama
of water and mountains.
The president was the guest at
night at dinner of Walter Wttherbee,
on the latter's house boat, which is
anchored In the lake off this point.
There, for the first time on the trip,
the president met his son, Robert A.
Taft, and his daughter, Miss Helen,
who have been guests of the Wither
bees for several days.
ON THE HOME 6TRETCH.
Legislation Providing for Customs Du
ties Nears the End.
Washington. Completing the tariff
bill In the committee of the whole,
that measure Tuesday was reported
to the senate, so that legislation pro
viding for customs duties Is now re
garded as on the home stretch. Sen
ators generally desiring to obtain a
reprint of the bill as amended before
further considering it, the senate ad
journed to afford senators an oppor
tunity to look it over before taking
further action. The adjournment was
taken with tho understanding that
when the body reconvenes all sections
of the bill that senators do not desire
to reserve for further amendment
shall be agreed to en bloc.
The senate will consider the tobacco
tax, the only amendment not adopted
In the committee of the whole. When
that is disposed of senators will offer
and votes will be taken on numerous
amendments they have reserved to be
acted upon when the bill In the parlia
mentary sense shall be In the senate.
Masonic Home Is Headless.
Boone, la. Mrs. Nanny Oliver, ma
tron of the Eastern Star Masonic
hene here, has resigned and Miss
Walker is In temporary charge, pend
ing the arrival of Miss Hall. N
ous internal troubles at the home are
Mrs. White's Brother Dead.
Paris. Rutherford Stuyvesant,
brother of Mae. Henry White, wife of
the American ambassador, died sud
denly Monday afternoon. He went for
his customary morning walk In the
Champa Elyssea, but was overcome,
and was assisted to a restaurant. He
was Just able to give his name and
address when he fainted and was con
veyed to his residence In a state of
collapse. Physicians found that Mr.
Stuvesant was suffering from an acute
attack of angina pectoris and that his
case was hopeless.
rEMPORARY INJUNCTION ISSUED
IN BANK GUARANTY CASE.
UP FOR FINAL DEGREE
Counsel for Both 8ldes Will File
Briefs and Circuit Court's Final
Ruling Will Be Made.
A temporary Injunction enjoining
ihe governor and the other defendants
aamed In the bank guaranty case was
issued, and restrains the banking
aoard named under the statute from
taking possession of the books and
papers of the present banking board,
restrains them from Interfering with
ihe plaintiff banks, and from enforc
ing any of the provisions of the bank
(uranty act, and Sam Patterson, who
was appointed by the governor to act
is secretary of the new board, fs re
trained from taking charge of the de
partment. The order was signed by
Willis Van Devanter, circuit Judge,
nd T. C. Munger, district judge, of
Ihe federal court. No decision on any
if the constitutional questions In
volved was given, and, both parties
lonsentlng it was ordered by the court
that the case be submitted for the
final decree. The demurrer was filed
by the attorneys for the state and the
:ase Is now before the court for a de
cision on the decree. Counsel for 'ie
itate was given until July 20 to file a
Brief In support of their demurrer and
live days will then be allowed the
sounsel for the banks in which to
make their reply. The court will then,
it their convenience, pass upon the
sonstltutlonallty of the law, though
fudge Van Devanter stated that a de
cision would be handed down in a
:omparatively short time. In case the
circuit court should decide the law un
constitutional the Injunction would
be made permanent and the case
would be appealed to the federal su
preme court. In case the' circuit
2ourt should hold the lawto be con
stitutional, the law mfght or might
not be enforced pending the hearing
before the federal supreme court. In
the latter case the counsel for the
banks would apply for a writ of super
tedeas, which the court might or
might not grant. If It saw fit to grant
the welt In such a case the effect
would be that while they regarded the
iaw constitutional It should not be en-,
forced pending the decision of the
United States supreme court on the
:ase. It Is thought by some lawyers
lhat should the circuit court decide in
favor of the constitutionality of the
statute it would refuse to grant the
Right to Refuse to Buy Hogs.
- Has a firm or corporation or Individ
ual tho right to go Into a community
uid buy hogs from one farmer and re
fuse to buy hogs belonging to another
'armer? Is such a practice discrlmlna
:Ion and against public policy? These
ire the questions which a farmer out
near Ainsley has asked the state rail
way commission. He wrote to the
;ommlsslon that a firm bought his
aelghbor's hogs, but refused to buy his
ind he desires the commission to is
sue an order prohibiting the firm from
ilscrimlnatlng. In answer to the
queries the commission said It had no
lurlsdlctlon In the matter, but sug
tested that the aggrieved person might
consult a lawyer.
New Freight Rates.
Among the orders issued by the
railway commission were the follow
ing: Permission to the Burlington to
put in a rate of $5 a car on grave
from Cedar Creek to Cedar Btation,
permission to the Burlington to put In
a rate from Sioux City to Omaha on
alcohol, spirits and whisky of 20.89
cents per 100 pounds.
Three Wagon Loads of Beer.
The fact that at least three wagon
loads of beer a day are delivered into
Lincoln Is disturbing the excise board
and a meeting has been called to take
steps to prevent the practice. The
beer Is brought In from Havelock.
Deputy County Treasurer Severin
stated that more money had been paid
out of the county for school purposes
during the month of June than in any
other month in the history of the treas
The Building Record.
The records of the office of the city
engineer show that thirty-four build
ing permits were Issued during June
at an estimated value of $171,129. The
month of June, 1909, easily distances
that of June a year ago and May of
the present year.
Fifty-three New Banks.
Opinions differ as to the cause of
the rapid Increase In the number of
state banks, but it is a fact that fifty
three banks have been chartered by
the state board since January 1. Only
a few of these are private banks.
Ralston Switching Rate.
The bearing before the state rail
way commission of the Ralston
switching rate case was concluded
last week. The railroads, which are
trying to change the $4 switching rate
to a distance tariff, are having diffi
culty In showing why a rate which
was put In voluntarily In the first
p'ace and has been continued for
years, should be changed when busi
ness seems likely to be increased.
The Inhabitants of the town claim that
an Increased rate would result in the
failure to build up the place.
ARE NOW EFFECTIVE.
New Nebraska Laws Become Operat
ive July 2.
One hundred and twenty-two new
laws went Into effect in Nebraska on
July 2, among tbem the following:
Houm Roll 1 -Oregon plan of electing
Home Roll J Appointment of election
officeri before primary instead of after.
House Roll 4 DemurnLge act.
Houm Roll 73 Clock on Lincoln federal
House Roll 90 Commission merchants'
House Roll 10 Prohibiting sale of toy
pistols and dangerous explosive.
Howe Roll 49 Omaha police pension
House Roll 73 School moderate' du
ties. House Roll 78 Plvlslon of department
of agriculture at university.
House Roll 89 Stamping binding twine.
House Roll 170 Legal weights.
House Roll 3 Lincoln monument ap
propriation. House Roll 47 Truant officers' duties.
House Roll 140 Lnbele on paint.
House Roll 12 Costa due decedent ge to
House Roll 13 Extension of time for
paying debts and legaclos.
House Roll 22 Commitment of criminal
insane to hospital.
House Roll 34 Nine-foot bed sheet.
House Roll 137 Cattle Inspection.
House Roll 10 County Judges' fees.
House Roll 11 Records of county judges.
House Roll 39 Old soldiers' pension as
sessments. House Roll 114 Northwestern experi
mental station, 315,000.
HouBe Roll 235 Salaries of state house
House Roll 141 School land boundaries.
House Roll 159 Srute conventions and
selection of committee.
House Roll 214 Election of precinct aj
soasors. House Roll 216 County assessors' sal
aries and duties.
House Roll 228 Prohibits dumping ofj
brush in drRlnage ditches.
House Roll 423 Rank guaranty act.
House Roll 112 Emergency levy for
House RoU 131 Antl-lntlmldatton act.
House Roll 242 Publicity of campaign
House Roll S9T Resurvey of fifth mer
idian. House Roll 230 Course of study In
House Roll It Western experimental
House Roll 13 Ward members of Oma
ho school board.
House Roll 144 Dormant Judgments.
House Roll 179 Field superintendents
House Roll 248 Omaha firemen's pen
House Roll 374 Minimum train crews.
House Roll 86 Salary of clerk of su
House Roll 136 Burn carcases of dis
House Itoll 169 Publication of probati
House Roll 198 Metal marker for sol
House Roll 322 Care of Indigent con
sumptives. House Roll 347 Vested rights In drain
House Roll 172 Right of suffrage te
House Roll 202 Donds for drainage
House Roll 98 Vacation of county
House Roll 23 Five Mill elective court
House Roll J Size of road district.
House Roll 139 Wavne normal school
House Roll 245 Personnel of town
House Roll 372 Duties of county boards.
House Roll 72 Fire commission.
House Roll 232 Crawford Normal school
House Roll 233 Annual town meetings.
House Roll 273 Name of Institute for
the deaf. J
House Roll 1!5 Omaha fire warden.
House Roll 508 Legalizing corn Im
prover. House Roll 499 Governor appoints stc-j
retarle of board of health. '
House Roll 153 Appointment of deputy
House Roll (6 Annual grand Jury.
House . Roll , 359 Uoverno'r appoints
printing expert. I
House Roll 615 Wife and child support.
House Roll 418 Relief of Gibson.
House Roll 419 Relief of Gibson.
House Roll 89 Free high schools ex
emption. House Roll 83 Damage on laying out
House Roll 130 Warehouse receipts.
House Roll 163 Attorney general's opln-t
House Roll 358 Maximum oil rate. '
House Roll 464 Salaries of state em-"
House Roll 4S Net weight amend
ments. House Roll 474 Practice of dentistry.
House Roll 478 Wild animal bounties.
House Roll 436 Upending liquors.
House Roll 514 Parole sick convicts.
House Roll 678 Issuance of stock and
- Senate File 16 Advertising amend
ments. Senate File 136 Inland waterway' res
olution. Senate File 169 Prohibits high echoo
Senate File 62 Extortion and black
Senate File 120 Finality of divorce de
crees. Senate File 176 Lincoln's title to mor
Senate File 68 Toilets In cabooses.
Senate File 71 Reciprocal demurrage.
Senate File 96 Claim against common
Senate File 18 Osteopathv board.
Senate File 94 Legal notices.
Senate File 123 Mutual Insurance an
nuity. Senate File 132 School of rltlienshlp.
Senate File 260 Cream Inspection.
Senate File 345 Liability of Innkeeper.
Senate File 101 Contracts for school
Senate File 3 Mutual deposits.
Kenute File 28 County boards of equal
tsatlon. Senate File 81 Prevent drinking on
Senate File 100 Non-partisan Judiciary.
Senate File 109 Open primary.
Senate File 140 Sanitation In food fac
tories. Senate File 174 Storage of water for
Senate File 325 Irrigation bonds.
Senate File 830 Extension of street car
Senate File 339 Two motormen on gas
File 225 Resident Insurance
File 117 Guaranty of etnte
File 122 Guaranty of county
Senate File 191 Settlement In wife de
sertion. Senate File 275 Stealing car brasses."
Senate File 213 Eight o'clock closing
Senate File 2f8 Mowing weede of rail,
Senate File 314 Repeal county comp
Settlement of State Debt.
Of the state debt which was paid
off this week the Sheldon 1 mill lvy
contributed $1,205,152.84. The act be
came effective In July, 1905, and the
first collections were turned into the
state treasury In October of the same
Released from Prison.
Although death and helplessness
await htm outside the prison, George
W. Redfern now goes from the peni
tentiary a free man, Gov. Shallen
borger having cut off the remaining
years of his sentence. .The release
was signed on recommendation of
Prison Physician Lowry. Redfern
was suffering from an incurable dis
ease, and his continued presence in
the prison was a menace to the other
prisoners. Redfern was sent to the-j
Lancaster prison because of a crime
against his daughter. .
NEBRASKA III BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Mrs. Pauline Wittulskl died at her
home In West Beatrice from blood
poisoning caused by a scratch she re
ceived a few days ago on her foot. She
waa 63 years of age.
At Cozad, during a storm, a barn
ind a horse were struck by lightning
belonging to Mr. Charles El Allen.
The horse, which was a valuable trot
ter, was killed Instantly.
Farmers in Gage county began cut
ting wheat last week. The grain is
very heavy and it is estimated the
yield will average from twenty to
thirty bushels to the acre.
Thomas Cole and wife, pioneer set
tlers of Gage county, were thrown out
of their buggy on their way home and
both seriously injured. It is feared
that Mrs. Cole is fatally injured.
Anton Krupicka, a well-to-do farmer,
residing fourteen miles southeast of
Sidney, was shot in the right emple
supposedly by his stepson, Andrew, a
lad aged 15. Krupica will probably
die. The boy Is half witted.
Captain El El Woods, commanding
Company A. Nebraska National guard,
announces that he has made arrange
ment to take the local company ,to
Stromsburg, where they will take part
in the celebration at that place.
The residence of J. M. Murphy of
Madison was struck by lightning and
Mr. Murphy was knocked over and
rendered unconscious for some time
by the shock. The house was not set
The office of the Grand Island steam
laundry was burglarized and $18 In
cash obtained. The thieves tried un
successfully to get into the inner cash
box of the safe, and thus missed ob
taining $300 more.
While painting the steeple of the
Swedish church at Hordville, Fred
Cummlngs and nn assistant by the
name of Milderbach experienced a fall
and serious injuries. The scaffolding
supporting them gave way and they
fell to the ground, a distance of fifty
An appeal from the decision of
Judge Cornish of the Lancaster coun
ty district court who held that the
nonpartisan Judiciary law was Invalid
will be taken to the supreme court and
It is thought the transcript will be
filed with the clerk of the supreme
Induced by the stench that filled hi
nostrils, James Denman, farmer, living
along the Platte, south of Alda, rode
to the river's edge to investigate and
found lodged to a wire fence that
6tretched to an island, the body of a
man badly bloated. The body was
that of Milton O'Neill, who was
drowned while bathing.
Boston. Mass., dispatch: Miss Jos
ephine Butterfield of Norfolk, Neb.,
got up before the other 270 members
of the Wellesley college class which
graduated, at a dinner in Boston and
blushing a rosy red, confessed she has
fully determined to get married, in
fact, that she is already engaged to
a young man whose name she was ex
cused from giving.
Seth, the 15-year-old son of Mrs. J.
Magley, living five miles north of
Mead, went to the barn to harness a
team of mules, preparatory to a day's
work In the field. About a half hour
afterwards the boy was found between
the mules and the side of the barn.
He had been seriously and perhaps
Mr. and Mrs. Edward McComas of
near Brownville hnd the pleasure of
having their six daughters with them
at home last week, when the 57th an
niversary of their marriage was cele
brated. Two of the daughters came
from California, one from Custer
county, one from Richardson county
and two from Nemaha county. Tho
four sons were unable to be present.
To ascertain whether Boone county
Is entitled to a county recorder, the
assessors have taken an approximate
census of the county. The aggregate
opulatlon Is not far from 13,000, fall
ing considerably lower tnan was gen
erally anticipated. The county asses
sor has not yet finished the totals, but
when finished the total valuation of
the county will show that the average
Is Just about $2,000 for each man.
woman and child in the county.
Carrying with her a handsomely
typewritten letter from Gov. Shallen
borger, Mrs. John Lehan was in Lin.
coin, on her way to Omaha. She is
the Indian woman who Is the mother
of twenty-one children. She had near
ly all of them with her. She is a full
blooded Cherokee and she Is reputed
'O be the real hustler of the family
John Lehan, her huRband, takes life
less sepiously. "It takes $7 a day,"
explained Mrs. Lehan, "to buy meat
and bread for my family. It costs
much money to live. Business Is
The body of Roy W. Simms, whose
death occurred at Toulon, 111., from ty
phoid fever, was brought to Seward
for burial. The deceased was about
25 years old.
Rev. Jacob Adrlancc of Fremont,
who was the first Methodist mission
ary to invade Colorado and who
preached the first Methodist sermon
!n Denver, will be a guest of honor at
the celebration of the golden anniver
sary of the founding of Methodism In
Colorado. Rev. -Mr. Adrinnce and his
wife are to go to Denver, and are to
have all of their expenses paid by the
Methodists of that city .. ;
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