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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1909)
R. 0. WAITERS, Business Manager
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Washington, Congressional, Politi- ?
cal and Other Events Briefly Told g
For reasons of their own tho Koe
nigsburg (Germany) police mill de
cline to reveal the identity of the
American tourist who died there on
July 21 from cholera. Tim police are
doing everything to prevent the news
of the death from becoming public.
Prince Mlquel of Praganza, eldest
Bon of Duke Michael, the pretender
to tho Portuguese throne, has re
nounced forever his rights to the
throne of Portugal In order to marry
Miss Anita Stewart, daughter of Mrs.
James Henry Smith of New York. The
prince's engagement to Miss Stewart
was announced on July 9.
The Spanish cabinet has accorded
a free hand t: the minister in forcing
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.ui-imu iu meet me M.-uuim muiuuuii
there. A brigade of infantry at Seville
has been mobilized, and will be sent
forward as speedily as possible.
King Alfonso and Premier Maura
ore returning to the capital from San
Sebastian, In connection with the
sending of reinforcements to Melilla,
where heavy fighting has been going
in between tho Moors and Spaniards.
The general opinion among the gov
nrnment officials and military and
navy officers at Valparaiso Is that
Chile will remain neutral in event of
hostilities between Iioilvla and Argen
tina. There Is no truth in the report
that Chile Is sending arms to Bolivia.
A company was formed In Berlin for
the purpose of erecting a great airship
garage, with landing and testing
grounds. The directorate is made up
of many persot.s well known in Ger
many. ' '. ;
Six out of fourteen suffragettes, re
cently Imprisoned in t!e Holioway Jp.il
have been released on account of in
The assistant cashier of a bank at
Tipton, Indiana, is missing, and with
him $30,000 of the cash.
For bis feat 'In skimming the Eng
lish channel, Aviator Bleriot was lion
ized by the people of Ixindon.
A strike has been dclared at Barce
lonn, Spain, as a protest against the
war In Morocco.
Rev. William R. Huntington, rector
of Grace Episcopal church. New York
city, died a few days ago after a lin
gering illness. He was seventy-one
years old. ,'
The new Persian government is pre
pared to offer Mohammed All Mtrza
the ex-shah of Persia, an annual pen
sion of $25,0(10 on condition that he
" leaves Persia without delay.
Mr. Byron s mascot mule Is now
drawing a beer wagon at Goldfleld,
Police Inspector Edward C. McCann
af Chicago was indicted, charged with
malfeasance in office In the alleged
collection of "protection" money from
illegal establishments of the "tender
loin." At Portland. Ore.. Dr. R. A. M. Col
lins, a prominent physician was shot
and killed by his wife at the home of
Captain J. H. Sladen, whose house
they were to occupy for the summer.
Jealousy was the case.
The ice axe of Dr. Spitz of Balti
more, who was killed by an avalanche
in 1870, was found at the bottom of
the Bossons glacier at Chamonlx,
Switzerland. The axe bears the name
of Dr. Spitz.
At the request of the two govern
ments the secretary of state has au
thorized the American ministers at La
Paz and Buenos Ayres to take charge
respectively of the interests of Argen
tina and Bolivia.
It has been precisely decided that
District Attorney Jerome of New York
will be called Into the Thaw case
when the hearings are resumed at
A campaign against questionable
theatrical productions the first , by
the new police head. Commissioner
Baker was started in New York.
The national G. A. R. encampment
for Omaha in 1911 is the object to
ward which active members of the
local posts have commenced working.
Chark'B V. Elliott, president Emer
itus of Harvard, In an address before
the Harvard summer school of the
ology prophesied the advent of a new
The iVrlght aeroplane made a speed
of filty-four miles an hour throughout
a short flight.
Kansas City is to get a $20,000,000
The condition of William A. Rublee
of Milwaukee, the retiring American
counsil general at Vienna, who was
operated on for stomach trouble ten
days ago, is slowly Improving.
The French aviator, Latham, failed
in attempt to cross the Straits of
Dover in an'aerbplane.
In New York. Deep Sky. a Sioux
chief, obtained llcenEe to marry Adele
Rowland, a pretty New York girl,
twenty-one years old. Deep Sky hails
from South Dakota.
Secretary of State Knox Is to nego
tiate new naturalisation treaties with
PUT II ft
. That Minneapolis needs 100 women
pollcemep' is the opinion of Dr. Anna
How ard "Shaw, president of the Na
tional Woman's Suffrage association.
Harry Orchard, murder of former
Governor Stunenberg of Idaho, ac
cording to his confession, was bap
tized at the penitentiary.
The prosecutors of Harry Thaw are
criticized and insanity experts scored
in a twenty page book which Mrs.
Mary Copley Thaw, mother of Thaw,
issued a few days ago. It bears the
title, "The Secret Unveiled."
Acting Secretary of the Interior
Piercehas approved the selection by
the state of Colorado under the Carey
act of 14,852 acres of land in the Del
Norte land district to be irrigated by a
A falling building In Philadelphia
killed seven people.
In n local option election held
Thursday, Staunton, W. Va., Joined
the ranks of the "dry" towns of the
state, voting against saloons by twen
The cholera situation in St. Peters
burg now seems to be well under con
trol. Representative Dawson Invited Mr.
Taft to be present at the dedication
of the new Y. M. C. A. building at
Davenport In September. It is pos
sible the president will attend.
The entire collection of specimens
of the Roosevelt expedition now num
bers 2.000, covering mammals and
birds of all sizes, from field mice to
rhinoceroses and from small rhrlkc to
bustards. It also Includes several
thousand reptiles and Insects.
Governor John A. Johnson of .Minne
sota haH decided to visit the Alaska
Yukon exposition at Seattle and to
postpone undergoing a third operation
for appendicitis until his return.
Stanislaus Maequorskl, deacon at
Llssewo, died. Thursday in Thori,
Prussia, aged 102. He was the oldest
Catholic ecclesiastic In the world.
Galveston was visited by terific Car-
rlbean htirrlcan with wind at sixty
eight miles an hour. The sea wall
prevented all loss of life.
The presidents conference dinner
Fettled nothing more than that every
body wonders what is going to hap
pen. Chairman Aldrich seems doomed to
lose his point on specific duties on cot
ton goods, and the ad valorem rates
will be substituted.
The urgent deficiency bill was
passed by the house after four days
of tempestuous debate. The amount
carried by it is $454,809.
Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont, wife 'of
the mllionnlre in New York, expects
to nttend the state equal suffrage
convention in Des Moines In October.
Wright brothers' aeroplane broke
the American flight records in travel
ing seventy miles in eighty minutes.
Lieutenant Adams, with whom Sut
ton was fighting, when he was killed,
contradicted himself much in recital
Iowa scientists are excited over the
discovery of p large number of skel
etons to mastodons and prehistoric
horses along the bluffs of the Mis
sourl river in Harrison and Monona
A. N. Snger of St. Louis is In Wash
ington and has given it out that an Im
portant movement is on to build tin
shipping on the Mississippi river and
its tributaries. A $10,000,000 corpora
tion will be chartered in Delaware.
known as the Mississippi Valley Trans
portation company. It will put a new
type of steel stenmers on the Missis
sippi and its tributaries, both on the
upper and lower rlverB.
Secretary of State Knox will soon
initiate proceedings with number of
foreign governments looking to a re
construction of treaties. Almost im
mediately upon his arrival in Con
stantinople Mr. Straus, the new am
bassador, will take up the question of
a naturalization treaty with Turkey.
President Taft's plans for his west
ern and southern trip in the fall
gradually are taking shape. He has
decided that he will make the trip
down the Mississippi river from St.
Louis to New Orleans late in October,
as the guest of the deep waterways
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
concluded agreements with the postal
authorities of Denmark and Japan," by
which after August 1. 1909, parcels
exchanged with those countries may
be accepted up to $80 in value, and
eleven pounds in weight. The eleven
pound weight limit now applies to all
countries except France and Sweden.
President Taft visited a nlckelodon
to see himself In action on a moving
picture screen. The scenes depicted
were at Petersburg, Va., where the
president went about a month ago to
assist in the dedication of the Fort
- ' Personal.
M. Brland, an avowed socialist, has
been proferred the premiership of
President Taft will go south In Oc
tober, sailing down the Mississippi.
Dr. Miller, slayer of Banker Sayler
at Walseka, 111., will have his trial
Win. F. Wllloughby has been ap
pointed assistant chief of the census
bureau at a salary ofw $5,000 a year.
Formation of a new French min
istry Is now under way in Paris.
The postmaster general announced
the number of clerks and letter car
riers promoted at the Omaha post
office. An Insurance policy for $100,000 on
the life of E. H. Harriman has been
written by Lloyds, London, for a New
The report published In the Lisbon
newspapers that King Manuel of Por
tugal Is to be bethrothed to Princess
Alexandria of Fife is given authori
Samuel William Johnson, professor
emeritus of agricultural chemUtry at
Yale is dead.
GREAT NORTHERN MAGNATE BE
' HIND CORN SHOW.
GAVE TWENTY-FIVE HONOREC
His Railroad Will Make an Extensive
Exhibit. From Counties All
Along the Line.
St. Paul, Minn. James J. Hill gave
$2,500 in gold to be awarded as prizes
for small grains and grasses at tht
National Corn exposition to be held In
Omaha next December.
'Omaha has started something which
deserves our support and we gladly
contribute to the premium list, not
only to Intensify interest in sma
grains, but we want to offer some
prizes for corn from the northern
states, even Washington, where som
people do not believe corn will grow,"
said Mr. Hill, as he increased the con
tribution, which he at first contem
plated and offered substantial cash
prizes for northern com, peas and
The announcement that James J
Hill had become greatly Interested Ir.
the National Corn exposition, followed
a conference between James J. and L
W. Hill, with T. F. Sturgess, general
manager of the corn show and Will
A. Campbell of the Commercial club ol
Omaha, who has charge of the pub
licity for tho National Corn exposition.
Both the chairman of the board and
president of Great Northern met the
Omniums by appointment at 11 o'clock
Tuesday and spent three hours work
ing out a plan by which the great rail
road builder and his son, could do the
most effective work In behalf of the
corn show und the great movement II
represents. James J. Hill also ac
cepted an Invitation to go to Omaha In
December and address the visitors at
the corn show, saying:
"You may put me on that program,
no one knows where I will be, but I
will go to Omaha If it be possible
and make an effort to so arrange
things that I can be with you."
This promise to attend the National
Corn exposition is an unusual one
Mr. Hill has gone out of the public
speaking business, according to L. W
Hill, and is compelled to decline three
ar four invitations to address meetings
every day. His interest in the corn
show movement, improvement of
grains, retaining and restoring the fer
tlllty of the soil, together with his
kindly feeling toward Omaha, are the
arguments which appeal to him, and
he accepted the invitation to go on
the program and call a spade a spade
Instead of an "agricultural imple
ment," which he says he will do when
he conies to Omaha.
In addition to the snug sum of gold
given by Mr. Hill, the Great Northern
rnllroad contracted for space at the
exposition, where an exhibit will be
made, showing the agricultural re
sources of the empire through which
the Great Northern railroad passes
It will cost $3,000. An agreement was
also made whereby the Hill road will
route baggage cars from northwestern
points to bring the exhibits of farm
ers to Omaha free of cost, which is
permitted under the Interstate coin
SAYLER SUSPECT GOES FREE.
Brother of Mrs. Sayler is Liberated by
Peculiar Illinois Statute.
Watseka, III. In the circuit court
here Judge Hoover sustained the de
fense's motion to quash an indictment
against Ira Grunden, charged with be
ing an accessory after the fact to the
murder of J. B. Sayler at Crescent
City, 111., July 11. The state statutes
were cited to show that no sister,
brother, parent or child can be indict
ed as accessory after the fact. Ira
Grunden is a brother of Mrs. J. B.
LATHAM DROPS INTO CHANNEL.
Comes Within Two Miles of Repeating
Dover, Englnnd. Hubert Latham's
second attempt to fly across the Kng
lish channel ended disastrously Tues
day. Almost In the moment of victory
his monoplane fluttered down Into the
sea, two miles beyond the admiralty
pier, like a bird with a broken wing.
Thousands of persons crowding the
water front say the fall, and for near
ly half an hour they were kept in
suspense, not knowing whether or not
the daring aeronaut had met death.
Pension to Lady Wylie.
Iindon. The goverment has grant
ed a pension of $2,500 annually to Lady
Wyllle, widow of Lieutenant Colonel
Sir William II. C. Wjilie, who was as
sassinated by Madarlal Dhlnagrl, an
Indian student at the Imperial insti
tute. Hides and Oil Free.
Washington. From the best Infor
mation obtainable at this time It ap
pears that the house has won Its
battles for free hides and oil, and In
crenses on gloves and hosiery, in re
turn for a surrender to the senate on
lumber, coal, Iron ore and print paper.
Tawney Replies to Criticism.
Washington. Representative Taw
ney of Minnesota in the house Tues
day indlgnnntly replied to a criticism
of himself In a magazine article by
Ft. Charles Richard Van Hlse, presi
dent of the University of Wisconsin,
regarding the policy of congress with
respect to the conservation of the na
tional resources. The article especial
ly attacked Mr. Tawney. Mr. Tawney
declared that Dr. Van Hlse assumed
and falsely charged that the attitude
of congress had been one of hostility
toward this movement.
AUTO 1 OG RAGE
CO FAR "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" IS
IN THE LEAD.
'MI ASSESSOR ROLLS SHOW
One County Comes to the Front With
Seventeen Automobiles, Offsetting
Same With Seventeen Dogs.
The state capital correspondent of
the Omaha Bee, who has been Inves
tigating Nebraska assessment rolls,
finds that the automobile may outdis
tance the horse and take his place in
the affection of the driving public, but
It will have to go some to get ahead
of the Nebraska dog. According to
reports of county assessors now on
file with the State Board of Assess
ment the dog is much more of a fa
vorite than the automobile, save in
one county. In old Pawnee the auto
mobile has caught up with the dog.
The people of that prosperous county
own, according to their county asses
sor, seventeen dogs and seventeen
automobiles. In Rock county the dog
and the automobile are close rivals
for the affection of the people, be
cause the assessor reports $80 worth
of automobiles and $S.40 worth of
dogs. Just how many doss $8.40 will
buy In Rock county Is not known by
the state board, but the assessor
reports oife automobile. Douglas
county people also give evidence of
caring about as much for dogs as they
do for automobiles, for the assessor
reported 446 automobiles and 482
dogs. Lancaster county refuses to do
away with "man's best friend," for
there was returned 4,113 does, against
241 automobiles. Lancaster tops the
ctate with Its dogs.
Saline county's dogs population has
increased from 2,580 to 2.C01, which
makes it the second largest dog coun
ty in Nebraska. Its automobiles have
also Increased from eighteen to
' Thomas county reported $176 worth
of automobiles and $20 worth of dogs,
but Just how much this amount of
money will buy of either commodity
In Thomas county the board has no
Idea. Morrill county, the youngest
county In the state, has seven auto
mobiles, but lines up with 526 dogs.
Cherry county only has two automo
biles, but it has 154 dogs. Colfax
county has $2,615 a orth of auto
mobiles and 1,314 dogs.
In most of the counties the doggie
Is worth $5, or rather it is valued at
that by the assessor, while the auto
mobile ranges from $80 to $175.
Incidentally the board Is very much
put out because so many assessors
have neglected to follow the plain let
ter of the schedules furnished them,
and some of the assessors may yet be
Jerked up for an explanation. Several
of the officials have neglected to put
in the number of animals or com
modity, though the schedules provide
a place for this information. Others
have reduced real estate without say
ing why, when real estate was valued
last year for four years.
An analysis of the returns made by
the county assessors to the State
Board of Assessment shows that sev
eral assessors have returned the value
of lands this year less than last year.
Just how this can be the board Is un
able to figure. Land is assessed only
once in every four years and each
year the Improvements made thereon
is assessed. Every county, therefore,
should show an Increased value of
lands. As far as reported the de
creases are as follows: Boone, $10,000;
Dawes, $6,000; Greeley, $10,000; Hook
er, $6,000; Lancaster. $34,000; Ixigan,
$1,000; Merrick. $.1,000. Furnas coun
ty lands Increased Just $1, while
Knox county lands were returned nt
exactly the same valuation as last
Premium Statute Void.
Judge Stewart of the district court
held null and void the statute which
prohibited the placing of premiums in
food packages. J. R. Burleigh, a
merchant of Lincoln, was arrested for
selling food packages in which there
was a slip which entitled the buyer to
a book. The court held such a statute
was unconstitutional and the merchant
Will Not Be a Candidate.
Judge John M. Ragan, In whore
name was started the suit which de
feated the nonpartisan election law,
said he decided not to be a candidate
for supreme Judge because he was
advised that his health might be Im
periled by the confining work which
would be his portion If elected.
Concessions at thr Fair.
Secretary Mellor of the state board
of agriculture has up to date received
more from concessions nt the state
fair than has ever been received up
to this date. This indicates a pro?
perous year for tne fair, although it
Is to be held this year lor the first
time in a "dry" town.
Butter and Egg Crops.
Creamery managers state that the
butter production of Nebraska is still
below the normal and that the coun
try's supply Is no more than enough
to meet the demand. The last state
ment of the associated warehouses, an
organization covering the principal
cities of the east, showed that on
July 1, the amount of butter In stor
age was 8.000,000 pounds less than a
year ago. The same source of informa
tion revealed an egg shortage of ",
000 cases, as compared with a year
THE GUARANTY LAW.
Counsel for State Argue That It
Copies of the brief prepared by C.
O. Whedon in defense of the guaran
ty banking law enacted by the late
legislature have been filed in the fed
eral court In resistance to the appli
cation for a permanent Injunction to
prevent the law becoming effective.
.fter a lengthy discussion of the
police powers of the state, Mr. Whe
don arrived at the following conclu
sion: 1. That no case decided by the su
preme court of the United States, and
no principle of law enunciated by that
court, sustains the contention that
the Nebraska statute of 1909 deprives
the plaintiffs or any of them, of rights
guaranteed under the constitution of
the United States.
2. That the r,tnte may, In tho legiti
mate exercise of its legislative, or po
lice power, prohibit individuals not
Incorporated from engaging In the
banking business, within Its jurisdic
tion, and that it Infringes no legal
right by uo doing.
3. That r.s the legislative art fa
question onerntca upon all Indlvidi
nls alike, ami dons not prohibit them
from engaging in the banking busi
ness, but merely prescribes the terms
and conditiors upon which they may
engage in that business, it Is valid.
4. That the right of tho state to
enact such legislation is sustained,
not only by the supremo court of Lie
United States, but by the clear and
undoubted weight of authority by the
courts of last resort of the states, the
one case from South Dakota being
the only one which counsel for plain
tiffs have been able to find to the con
trary. In discussing the guaranty section
of the law, the brief said:
It is said that the effect of this law
is to take the money of one bank to
pay the debts of another bank. Let
It be supposed that there are In one
county of the state five individuals
who are incapacitated by reason of
age from earning a living and are de
pendent upon the public for support.
Ori cinally each possessed $5,000. Let
it be further supposed that In the
same county were five banks. In one
of which these Individuals deposited
the $5,000 possessed by each. The
bank holding the deposits of these In
dividuals failed and the entire depos
its were lost, and as a consequence
these depositors became public
charges. Could any of the other four
banks in the county which did not
fail successfully resist the levy or col
lection of the poor fund tax, the pur
pose of which was to support these
five individuals? I think not. And
yet thin would be taking the property
of til sclvent banks to pay the result
of the loss of the solvent one.
In conclusion the brief sets up:
First: That the statute, the const!
tntlonality of which Is here ques
tioned, does not deprive the unincor
porated plaintiffs of any rights guar
anteed to them by the constitution of
the United States, or the constitution
of the state of Nebraska.
Second: That all banks in this
state, whether Incorporated or pri
vate, may be required to comply with
the guaranty features of the law.
Third: That the state may, in the
exercise of Its power of sovereignty,
confine all of the banking business of
the sta'c to corporations.
Fourth: That the Incorporated
plaintiffs have, and can have, no con
tract with the state which prevents
the legislature from placing addi
tional duties and requirements upon
them, even to the extent of requiring
them to net asldo a per cent of their
deposits for the purpose of securing
Fifth: That the act ia cons'itu
tlonal ns a whole, but if unconrtitu
tional ns to paying rewards out of
the guaranty fund, or in any of its
provisions, those provisions are sep
arable, and the other portionp of the
act are valid.
Sixth: That the temporary injunc
tion heretofore granted should be dlR
Fohed. the demurrer sustained, ami
the bill dismissed. j
Makes for Saving Wheat.
One reason why farmers this year
seem more desirous than usual to
thresh and sell their wheat Immedi
ately Is declared by grain men to he
the fear that If it Is stacked the ber
ries will shell out upon the ground.
Rainy weather delayed cutting the
wheat over a large section of the
state, and It was ripened beyond the
proper point when harvested. Wher
ever thlci condition exists, some of the
grain Is likely to be lost with each
handling. The farmers, therefore,
think It to their advantage to thresh
from the shock ond haul at once to
Makes a Great Record
A. H. Wr.ltcr, a Kenrney dealer In
motorcycle!, demonstrated the pos
sibilities of a machine when he start
ed from that city on n two-cylinder
motorcycle and raced Union Pacific
train No. 2, one of the fastest trnins
on that great road.' Walter started
the same time the train did and went
west following the road and got to'
fhelton. a distance of nineteen mllc3,
I efore the trnln.
High Freight Rates.
According to O. R. Thompson, state
senator from the Seventh district
tho Northwestern Railway company
has n clever way of extorting high
freight rates. In a complaint filed
ith the state railway commission he
sserts that the railway men charge
for sheep weights far above the abll
'ty of the shippers to crowd the anl
nals Into the cars. As a result, the
hlppers are compelled to pay a much
tigher freight rate. The matter will
&e brought before the railway com
mission for early adjustment
NEBRA5AK III BRIEF
NEWO NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPDTJ
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
A boosters' club has been organ
ized at Hebron.
Cheyenne county commissioners are
planing to build a handsome court
Two women at McCook have been
held to the district court for selling
The school census of the city cf
West Point. Just completed, gives CS2
children of school age.
While fishing from a boat In the
river at Basin. Wyo., Bert Ellis, the
son of Isaac Ellis of Central City, was
drowned. The body was brought home
A prosperous and well to do farmer
named Sam Daruo living at or near
Ingham committed suicide by shoot
ing himself. He is said to have been
A 4-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
George Algeair of Dunbar fell out of
a buggy, ard catching his foot in tho
wheel, had his hip broken before the
horse could be stopped.
Meeting of the Kearney & Bcloit
railway project directors took place
In Kearney. A general discussion took
place, but nothing definite was accom
plished, although the officers say the
road will be built.
The twenty-first reunion of the old
settlers o' Cass and adjoining coun
ties will be held in Union August C
and 7. An excellent program of
oratory, music and sports has been
The report of the school enumerator
of Beatrice submitted to the board
of education gives the school census
of the c"ty as 1,406 boys and 1,453
girls, a total of 2,859 children of
The q'lestlon of whether or not Cen
tral City .shall issue bonds for the
installation of an electric light plant
was submitted to the people at the
polls and the proposition carried by
a majority of 1C4.
The eleventh annual assembly of
the Auburn Chautauqua will be held
at the city park, August 7 to 15 in
clusive. An excellent program has
been prepared and everything looks
favorable to a successful assembly.
The Bridgeport Commercial club
sent a committee of three business
men to Omaha to confer with the
officials of the Union Pacific railroad
company with a view of securing a
satisfactory depot site and transpor
tation facilities at that place.
Fred, the 9-year-old son of Frank
Stepek of Crete, was drowned in the
Blue river. He, in company with girl
playmates about his age, was wading
In the water, and venturing out too
far, was carried under and lost in
the swift current.
The Duff Grain company of Nebras
ka City has received word of the burn
ing of their elevator at Hollis, Kan.
This elevator was wrecked by a
cyclone two months ago, and the work
of repairing it had been completed
only a short time when it burned.
Five store buildings were destroyed
nt Pender in a fire which broke out
at night, causing a loss of from $35,
000 to $40,000. The fire started in the
warehouse of the Fred Nash harness
store, and fanned by a high wind, the
flames gained rapid headway.
Sheriff Mencke of Washington coun
ty went to Herman and destroyed 255
pints of whisky he secured in the raid
of the J. A. West place a few weeks
ago. The sheriff and a crowd of peo
ple took the liquor to a vacant lot and
every one got a chance to break a
bottle that cared for the honor of do
The deep weir in Otoe county, which
is down to a depth of 1,150 feet, will
have to be abandoned unless soni
capitalist can be Interested, because
the funds of the local company are
exhausted, and they can go no further.
They found traces of both oil and gas
The school census of Fremont has
been finished and gives 2,801 between
5 and 21 years of age.
Mrs. Mills of Winona, Minn., visit
ing with her daughter, Mrs. L. jc. pt.
John at Kearney, committed suicide
by Jumping Into the Platte river. A
party of women were driving across
the river on the long bridge south ol
town when Mrs. Mills slipped off the
carriage and before she could be
stopped had leaped into the river. She
has been mentallv unbalanced.
An envelope addressed to County
Treasurer Fred Thletje of Cuming
county was received by that officer
containing two $20 bills, wrapped up
In a piece of soiled paper, upon which
was written: "County Treasurer Cum
ing County. Neb.: Inclost find'$4c
put this in general fund of your coun
ty." No signature appears. It is
doubtless a case of conscience money
The action of former Governor Mic
key in revoking the notary commls
slon of Max Cohn of Nebraska City
was reversed by District Judge Cor
nish at Lincoln, and the commission
ordered it given bnck to Cohn
Dr. Sherer. who has been In charge
of the physical work at the Teru Nor
mal for the last three years, has closed
up his work there and left for Seattle
ash., where he will visit his parents'
during the summer. The Board oi
Education has granted hint a year's
leave of absence, expressing apprecl.
atlon of h a excellent work done al
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