The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, August 05, 1909, Image 6

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R. 0. WATTERS, Builnett Manager
1 11 ft
Washington, Congressional, Politi
cal and Other Events Briefly Told
Prof. Struempell, who Ih acting as
medical adviser to K. II. llarrlman,
will leave Seiumerlng for Gastlen to
confer with bin patient. I'rof. Struem
liell declares that Mr. Harriman's con
dition la most satisfactory. Mr. liar
rlman will leave Gasteln for Sakburg
on August 2, going later to Munich.
A Nalbobl, British East Africa, dis
patch nays: Colonel Roosevelt and his
son Kermit attended the races here
one afternoon. Kermit took part In
several of the events. In the evening
Governor Frederick J. Jackson gave
a large official dinner In honor of the
The English government has grant
ed a pension of $2,500 annually to
Lady Wyllle, widow of Lieutenant
Colonel Sir William Wyllle, who was
assassinated recently by Madarlal
Dhinagrt, an Indian student at the Im
perial Institute.
Mrs. William K. McCracken was ar
rested in lxtiulon and Is held on In
formation given by Detective Jackson
of Kansas City, Mo., to await the ar
rival of Sheriff John T. Bird of Guth
rie, Okla., who is now in Frankfort.
Ky., with requisition papers charging
the prisoner with conspiracy to de
fraud the Prudential Life Insurance
company out of $5,0(JO. Sho collected
$5,000 for her dead husband, who now
proves to bo very much alive.
Slgnor Caruso has confided to a
Parisian journalist that he Is paid at
the rate of $:!00,000 for his singing,
and that this remuneration will con
tinue at least for the next five years.
This Is considerably In excess of the
estimated earnings of Adellta Pattl or
any other singers of the past or
The resignation of President Reyes
was presented to the Colombian senate
and unanimously accepted. August 3
was fixed as the dato for the election
of his successor to ilnlsh the consti
tutional period, which ends August 7,
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, arrived
in Berlin to study labor conditions.
Hon. W. J. Bryan dales the report
that he is permanently to leave Ne
braska. Omaha Is to be supplied with tho
De Forest wireless telephone and tel
egraph Bystem.
Oregon caves, or the "marble halls
of southern Oregon." are to be pre
served by the government against
vandalism of private owners. Presi
dent Taft has signed a proclamation
making them a national monument.
There Is a great rush of applicants
for the 3pokane reservation lands.
The drawing takes place August 9th.
J. Wright Butler of Wyoming has
been nominated to be secretary of tho
legation nt Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Geofge W. Stoner of Ottumwa, Ia has
been appointed messenger In the pa
tent office.
William H. Marker, cashier of the
First National bank of Tipton, Ind.,
and brother of Noah Marker, the miss
ing assistant cashier, who Is charged
with the defalcation of more than
$100,000, has resigned.
The Cuban cabinet crisis which has
for some time been Impending reached
a climax, when all tho ministers as
well as the. parliamentary secretary,
Senor SaBtello, signed their resigna
tions. General Rafael Reyes has announced
that he has received official notifica
tion of the acceptance by the Colom
bian congress of his resignation as
Congress will probably finish tho
tariff In a few days and members go
to their homes.
The body of Zebulon Montgomery
"Ike, early explorer of the Rocky
Mountain region and discoverer of
Pike's Peak, will be brought to Colo
rado for final burial.
u is saiu Louisiana win have a
greater corn crop this year than ever
before In the history of that state.
Twelve persons were killed and
nearly fifty were Injured in a head-on
collision of two electric ctrs on the
Spokane & Inland railway.
Prospects now seem bright for
settlement of the strike of the 3,500
employes of the Pressed Steel Car
company at Schocnvllle, Pa.
France fears the victory of tho
Moors over Spain will Inflame most
of the population of Morocco.
Tho Kansas wheat crop Is estlmat
ed at 78,000,000 bushels.
Secretary Wilson, It is believed, will
leave the cabinet about the first of the
Judge Harris of Tennessee, bar
rassed by threats upon his life, has
taken up residence In St. Louis.
The condition of William A. Ruhlee
of Milwaukee, the retiring American
counsll general at Vienna, who was
operated on for stomach trc.Die ten
days ago, is slowly Improving.
Earthquake shocks In western Mexl
co huve wrecked towns and probably
caused loss of life.
Madame Lillian Nordlca, the Amer
ican opera singer, was married In Lon
don to George W. Young, a New York
Explosion of gasoline, followed by
a fire in a four-story building on West
Third street St. Paul is known to have
caused the death of six persons.
According to gossip in Washington
Representative Munn of Illinois will be
the next chairman of the lnter-stato
commerce commission to succeed Col.
Mrs. Thomas Appleton of Seattle,
Wash., has been arrested on the com
plaint of the proprietor of a hotel In
Geneva, Switzerland, whero she had
been stopping, for failure to pay a bill
of 800.
Five West Point cadets, four of
whom are said to hnve been concerned
In the recent hazing of Cadet Sutton,
a brother of the late Lieutenant Sut
ton, whose death at Annapolis Is be
ing Investigated by a court of inquiry,
will be sent to their homos, there to
await final action by the president
and secretary of war on the recom
mendation of the superintendent of
the academy that they be dismissed.'
The house adopted the conference
report on the tariff bill by a vote of
195 to 183. The republicans showed
ellght over the final outcome, and
Chairman Payne was the central
figure of an admiring and congratula
tory crowd of colleagues.
An .appeal to the United States
upreme court from the decision of
Judge Smith Mcl'herson In the Mis
souri railroad rate cases was filed by
Sanford D. Ladd, representing the
state in the United States district
court at Kansas City.
Clarke M. Habbitt, a broker from
Iluffalo, N. Y., and A. Y. Bartholomew,
driver of n Pierce car In thq Glidden
tour, were held up in the western
part of Colorado by two women band
its and relieved of money and valu
ables. The senate and hous-j conferees
report on the tariff bill Is not satis
factory to President Taft.
At Newark, N. J., Mrs. Thomas
Renwick, 33 years old nnd already the
mother of three children, gave birth
to five Infants, four living and perfect
ly formed, though very weak, the
fifth malformed and dead. None lived
more than fifteen minutes.
Governor Donughey of Arkansas
and nil members of the slate cnpitol
commission were served with a notice
to appear before the chancery court
and show cause why they should not
be punished for contempt-in violating
the court's injunction.
General Henry C. Worthlngton, for
merly member or the California legis
lature, delegate lu congress from
Nevada, diplomat and Jurist, died at
the Garfield hospital In Washington
from cerebral hemorrhage, He was
81 years .old.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Val
entine took steps to relieve more than
twelve hundred Indians lu Wisconsin
who were left without shelter and food
as the result of the recent series of
cloudbursts In that state near Odannh,
The condition of the treasury at tho
beginning of business July 1 was ns
follows: Trust funds Gold coin,
$851,057.8(19; silver dollars, $487,037.
000; silver dollars of 1890, $4,177,000;
silver certificates outstanding, S 187.-
"Of late the arresting and deporting
of aliens has Increased enormously,
and a tendency Is noted In some cases
to sacrifice quality of work to quant
ity. This will not do. There must be
no merely superficial Inquiry In any
case. Officers must not submit re
commendations for arrest upon irre
sponsible, uninvestigated nccusatlons."
This was the rebuke admlnlsterod in
instruction which have Just been sent
out by tho bureau of immigration to
all commissioners of immigration and
Inspectors in charge.
William B. McMaster, tho American
vice consul at Cartagenn, was attacked
and seriously wounded by a Colombian
and a stranger, according to a dis
patch to the state department from
the legation at Bogota. The attack
was without apparent tuotlvt.
The democratic congressional com
mittee will soon begin Its campaign
work. Its effort will be to win a
majority In tho next congressional
election. The executive committee
has Just been announced by Chairman
Lloyd, as folows: Ralney, Illinois;
Flnley, South Carolina; Johnson, Ken
tucky; Hitchcock, Neb., and Palmer,
A mysterious stranger known as
"Jack the Spltter' ruined a large num
ber of gowns on women about the
capitol by sjittlug large draughts of
tobacco Juice on them. A number of
women complained against him.
The cotton report made on tho con
dition up to July 25 by tho national
glnners' association gives tho general
average as 71.7.
Andrew E. Leo, former governor of
South Dakota, obtained a warrant In
Chicago for tho arrest of E. Niles,
said to bo a broker. Tho former gov
ernor charges that ho was swindled
by means of a confidence game.
Secretary Nagel of the department
of commerce nnd labor rulea that an
aiien must have $25.00 or stay out
of this country.
President Taft triumphed In his
fight for lower duties on lumber,
rough and planed, gloves and holsery.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth has be
come an enthusiast on neronnutlcs.
Mrs. Ella Klagg-Young has been
placed at the head of the Chicago
II. C. Pulllam, president of the Na
tional liaseball league, died ns the re
sult of a self-inflicted wound.
Mrs. Mary S. Dlckerson of Kansas
City, mint of tho wife of Vice Presl
dent Sherman, left no will, and her
estate, valued at $1,500,000, Is now In
charge of the public administrator.
Should Assert Our Rights in Halls of
Congress as Bcfiits Our Commer
cial Greatness.
Seattle, Wash. "It la time that the
west threw off tho shackles of the
east. I would preach no sectional di
visions and m strifes; but
Minnesota and Washington and tho
states between thcin with those to
the south of us should arise In their
might mid claim for themselves that
fair share of In II nonce lu the halls of
congress and i'. the administration of
national affairs to which they are en
titled by every law of common sense
as well as of political economy."
This was the declaration of Gover
nor John A. Johnson In his address at
the Minnesota day celebration at tho
Seattle exposition Tuesday.
"We as an integral part of tho
American people cast our influence
and our votes not only to advance tho
material Interest of our own particular
section, but we should bo broad
enough and big enough to labor for
the common good of our country,"
said the governor.
"We have In the states west of the
Mississippi the undoubted balance of
power no matter under what name the
national administration at Washington
exists. In the years that have pasted
our population and our material
wealth have not enjoyed that repre
sentation to which they are entitled,
and furthermore our leaders have
been content to follow In no small
measure the leadership of men who
represent relatively smaller constitu
encies and smaller commonwealths,"
Tho speaker declared that the call
of the west among other things Is tho
call for patriotism and progress for
emancipation from every form of old
world nnd now world caste and priv
ilege from the tyranny of wealth and
birth and alike from the dominion of
the trust and political machine.
"Not only in foreign commerce, but
In the progress of American shipping,
Is the west a prlmo factor in national
development," said ho incidentally,
"fifty years of national folly In the en
aetmcnt of laws and high protective
tariffs have crippled American ship
ping until over 90 per cent of our At
lantic commerce is carried In foreign
bottoms. Notwithstanding this half
century of maritime shame, the United
States flag floats today over a mer
chant marine of about 4,000,000 regis
tered steam tonnage, which cnrrleg to
tho markets of the world 200.000,000
tons of American products. But on
what water floats the colors of this
merchant marine nud what freight do
these American ships carry? One
half of this vessel tonnage Is on the
Great Lakes, while the Pacific coast.
the Great Lakes and the Mississippi
combined boast nearly 70 per cent of
the total. And the freight which it
carries consists of the great staple
productions of the west on their way
to the great eastern markets tho pro
ducts of that great army of western
yeomen demand no fostering hand of
government and ask only for that Jus
tice and freedom to which they are
entitled by natural right under the
guaranty of our constitution and our
Trouble Still Threatens on Chicago
Street Car Lines.
Chicago, III. A Btrlke on nil Chica
go surface street car lines seemed
nearer, when heads of tho local unions
met to draw up resolutions to be pre
uented to jhe men nt. meetings Tues
day night. The resolution In general
w ill demand an Increase of wages and
will also, It Is said, provide for the
taking of a strike vote not later than
Thursday. The employers already
have refused tho advance. They sug
gested arbitration, which the men in
turn rejected.
Taft and Diaz
Arrange to See Each
on the Border.
-President Taft of tho
Unlted States
Mexico nro to
Oct. 18. This
ranged ns tho
and President Diaz of
meet at El Taso, Tex.,
program has been ar-
result of correspond-
once between
the United States and
Convention to Be Held First Three
Days In November.
New Orleans, La. It was recently
announced here that November 1.
2 nnd 3 had been definitely decided
nn na the dates of the Lakes-to-
the-gulf deep waterway convention to
bo held In New Orleans. The change
made in order to conform with the
plans of President Taft, who arrives
here October 31.
Waterway Convention.
Now Orleans, La. It wna announced
that November 1. 2 nnd 3 had
been definitely decided on as the
ibitea of tho lakes-to-the-gulf water
way convention to be held In New
Taft to Visit Omaha.
Omaha. President Willlnm II. Taft
will visit Omaha Monday, September
20. arriving at 4:30 in the ofternoon
nnd remaining until 11 o'clock that
politics in
Republicans, Democrats, Populists and Prohibi
tionists Hold Conventions.
Proclamation of Principles as Set Forth by the
Leading Political Organizations.
The republicans, democrats, popu
lists and prohibitionists held conven
tions In Lincoln on the 27th. with good
representations at all of them. There
were upward of 800 delegates In tho
republican convention. C. O. Wheadon
of Lincoln was chosen chairman and
I. M. O'Neill, secretary. Resolutions
herewith set forth tho principles of
the rarty.
The democrats met in Representa
tive hall and adopted a platform to
which only one delegate objected.
Chris Guenther was nominated for
Chairman of tho State Central com
mittee, but declined. The matter of
filling the place was left to tho state
committee. George L. Loomls of Fre
mont was chairman of the convention
nnd W. II. Smith of Seward, secretary.
The prohibition state convention
consisted of five delegates, which at
tended to the necessary business. D.
B. Gilbert of Fremont was elected
chairman of the state committee, J. P.
Heald, secretary, and J. L. Claflin. vice
Resolutions denouncing the liquor
traffic and favoring a law and placing
the referendum In full force and ei-
fect were adopted.
In the populist convention at the
senato chamber It was unanimously
agreed that the party organiaztlon be
maintained. Chairman Manuel called
for an expression on this question ns
Boon as the convention was called to
order. E. A. Walrath of Polk, was
made secretary. Webster, Boone. Dix
on, Stanton, Polk. Saunders, Burt,
Adami Washington, Kearney, Saline,
Hamilton, Buffalo. Valley and Howard
counties were well represented.
Republican Platform.
Sneaking for the republicans of Ne
braska, us their delegates In mate con
wntliin assembled, and reaffirming the
declarations of our national and stale
platform of IMS, we congratulate the
country on tho niagnltlcent republican vic
tory which has Riven us for our chief
executive that firm and courageous states
man, tiro-emllitntiv tilted for Ills exalted
cilice. William Howard Taft. When we
assembled ono year ago we were facing
a presidential campaign in which our on-
pononts, Willi customary iiragga.iocio.
paraded a false contldence In their cause
and proclaimed loudly that republican
ascendency In the nation was at nn end;
but again nt the ballot box came tho In-
rtuliltaiiie proot mni -i Hinuimiv -trenched
In the hearts of the people are
the principles nnd achievements of the
rumihllpiin nnrtv. nnd so discredited nre
the fallacious doctrines mid so distrusted
thA lenders of the democratic party, that
the third defeat of the democratic sland-
nrd-benrer was more Elgnal anil 'decisive
than before.
We see only encouragement for future
republican success In the conditions con
fronting us In Nebraska today. Tn spite
nf the tremendous handicap bv which wn
were required to combat a distinguished
Nebraska n appealing to home pride to
support him for president, and notwith
standing the flagrant deception by which
the democratic presidential electors mas
nueraded on the ballot n second time ns
populists, the democratic lender, for whom
was eonucicnuv preuicicu a .1.""" m nu
hi his home stute. was grievously disap
pointed to nnd that be hud sived himself
n Nebraska bv n bare 4.nnn plurality.
The election nt' the same tlmo by sub
stantial mnlnrltles of the entire republi
can state ticket, with only two places
fxcepte.l, gives ns the right to regard the
result ns n republican victory.
We approve, commend nnd unqualifiedly
Indorse the stand taken by President Taft
In the matter of tariff revision. We nre
counting nn him to see to it mat me
party's platform promise of revision Is
redeemed bv the enactment nf n tariff
bill acceptable to the peorle. nnd we
would npnrove the exercise of his veto on
nny bill thnt does not conform to lib con
struction of ttie platform pledge which
he has said means "revision downward
within tho limitations of the protective
principle." Wo look to our senators and
representative m romricua m uwiin mu
president In thl" position, nnd we com
mend them or their efforts In pnpport of
(he party's pledges nnd the president's
We npprove nnd Indorse thP Rrown
resolution adopted by congress submitting
to the several states ror their nciion 11
nronosed constitutional (intendment em-
oowerlne the federal government to levy
and collect tnxps on Incomes.
The retui 1 can party in tins sine
stands upon lis record. While providing
for ft generous maintenance nnuer eco
nomical administration for the various
state Institution we extinguished a state
debt or more tnnn iz.nun.uini. Ave 11 nn
Usbed the evils of corporate dictation In
politics nnd nhrogate) the free pass sys
tem under a renttbllcnn administration.
Passenger, freight nnd express rates hnve
been reduced nnd nn elective railway
commission provided for speedv adjust
ment of differences between phlpners and
carriers rnd the regulation of the sumo.
We provided for ft more Just nnd eonlt
nhle nssoasment of nil kinds of property
for taxation nnd tbo assessment of rail
way terminals for loctil purposes nnd re
moved the bar against recovery of ade
quate damages for personal injuries.
We commend the consistent course pur
sued bv the republican minority In the
last legislature In resisting with energy
nnd nhilltv the unwise and unconstitu
tional measures of the democratic mn
Jorttv. We nolnt with pride to tho records of
tlte Judges who for many vears have been
elevated to tho bench In this state ns re
publicans, but who ns Judges hnve known
neither personal favoritism nor political
partlsmshln hut have fenrlessllv nnd Im
partially declared the tnw and held the
scales of Justice even between rich nnd
poor, high nnd law. republican, democrat,
populist, prohibitionist nnd socialist nl'ke.
We denounce tbo eleven1!) hour pretense
of devotion to the Idea of nornnrllsanshln
by the late democratic legislature, nfter
running n riot of pnrtlsanshln for three
months nnd ruthlessly legislating repub
licans nut of nfllee bv tho wholesale order
to mnke room for democratic ofP"e-scek-irs.
If the passage of their so-called nan
pnrtlsnn 1 Judiciary net was Intended to
Old Corn on Hand.
Nebraska farmers and others have
on hand 10,f)Sl,03!' bushels of corn,
more than they did nt tho same time
InBt year. As r.hown by the reports
of the various county assessors, the
corn on hand last year amounted to
30,556,840 bushels, and this year the
amount on hand 13 41,533,874 bushels.
The noticeable Increases are shown
In the following counties: Adams. :;97,
291 bushels; Antelope, SCO.lCij bush
els; Poono, 2C1.C32 bushels; Iluffalo,
290,859 bushels; Dixon, 352,491 bush
charge by Innuendo that republican Judges
ui not to bo trusted to perform their
olflclal duties without political bias ac
cording to their oaths of office, we repent
the Imputation. It wjll become the demo
crats to prate about 11 nonpartisan Judici
ary when the record Bhows that, when
they hud elected two of the supreme
Judges 11 few years ago, thev left no
stone unturned to elect the third nnd
make the court consist wholly of their
own partisan Judges.
Democratic Platform.
We, the democrats of Nebraska,ln state
convention assembled, rcalllrm our faith
In, ami pledge our loyalty to, the princi
ples of our party as set forth In tho plat
form adopted j, y ule democratic conven
tion of 1:.0S.
We denounce tho remibllcan tariff bill
as a shameless consummation of th fraud
ueiirieraleiy planned by the republican
leaders when they promised revision hi
nt tad of reduction; and wo call attention
to the fact that It confesses the truth of
all that the democrats have charged as
10 ine iniquities or the high tariff system.
Wo call special attention to the fact
that one plank contained In both the
democratic, state and national platforms
for l 'OS. namely, the plank demanding a
constitutional amendment speclllcallv in
dorsing the income lax, has since ' been
accepted by a republican president, sen
ate an J house of representative, and
that such amendment lias been submit
ted to the states for ratification.
We pledge the democratic, party In Ne
braska to assist In securlnir ratlllcatlon
of that amendment nnd to that end w
nsK iKivcrnor Hhallenherger to call a
special session of the legislature nt nn
early day, thnt Nehraska, a pioneer in
the advocacy of an income tax, may havo
the honor of being the llrst state to ratify
the nmendmrnt.
We particularly Indorse the proposition
that the t'nited States senators be elected
by popular vote.
rresent day conditions In the senato
emphasize the Importance of this re
form. Hellevlr.g that tho people havo a right
to have what they want in government,
we favor the submission nt tho next ses
sion of the legislature of n constitutional
amendment providing for the Initiative
and referendum.
ite.'nru'tiiiiK our purpose 10 give ine peo
ple of the state of Nebraska n guaranty
or bank deposits law, wo call attention to
the f.ct that the suspension of that law
by the federal court emphasizes the posi
tion taken by the democratic party of
Nebraska In Its l'.iOS platform, when It
favored the enactment of such laws ns
may be necesnury to conmel corporations
tn submit their legal disputes to tho
courts of tho statis In which they do
business before taking un appeal to tha
L'nlted States courts.
We Indorse tho successful business ad
ministration of a democratic governor nnd
commend the governor and a democratic
legislature for tho enactment of specilic
democratic platform pledges Into law.
1 lu' democrats of Nebraska, however,
direct the attention of all good citizens
to tho fact thnt the state election to bo
held this fall Is for the purpose of choos
ing three Judges of the supreme court and
three regents of the university. No other
olllces nro Involved.
The democratic pnrty, through Its legls
laturo and governor, sought to lift these
positions of great trust and dignity out
of the embroilment of partlslan politics,
lo take them out of the hands of pro
fessional politicians, ta raise them nbove
the reach of the Interests such politicians
serve, nnd place them permanently nnd
securely on a non-partisan basis. Hut the
rcnuldican party held otherwise.
Through Its lenders nnd Its prpss It as
sailed the non-partisan Judiciary law.
Through Its state organization It ar
ranged surreptitiously a palpably Insincere
but successful nttack upon It.
Wo submit that this presents nn Issue
of great nnd far-roaelilng Importance.
We are coming to lie more nnd moro a
people governed by our courts. The courts
are the bulwarks of our liberties ns well
as the harbor to which special privilege
(lies In every storm, nnd the Instrumental
ities through which It asserts, with grow
ing arrogance, Its power to defy tha peo
rle's legislatures and ths people's execu
tives. There never was a time when the
necessity for keeping courts, Invested
with or asserting extraordinary powers,
on a .plane nbove suspicion of reproach,
presented Itself moro forcibly than it
dos now.
We urge the people of this common
wealth to take tliis question home with
them. We urge upon them that the
Issue In this state election Is one, not of
party or platform, but of men.
We urge nil Nebrasknns In voting for
supreme Judges nnd for regents to lnv
aside party preiudlco nnd ties. We hope
no democrat will vote for n candidate for
either of these olllces merely because tho
candidate is a democrat, nnd thnt no re
nublienn will vote for such a candidate
because ho Is n republican. .
Wo urge each and every voter of nil
parties to vote for the man when ho
goes to the ballot box this fall, nnd not
for tho parlv label.
Hesolved. That we urge tho democratic
members of congress and those from Ne
braska especially, to use their best ef
forts to fcnre as speedy a completion ns
possible of the government ditch project
now but partially completed in western
Nebraska, assuring tnose settlers who
have homestended lands under said pro
tect that the government will keep goon
faith with them, and that rtght soon.
Whnt Ik here said with reference to the
administration of the courts npplles like
wise to the rtflmlnlstrntlon of the stale
university. This noblo Institution has
grown and prospered tinder tho efllclent
management of regents elected ns re
nnbllcans. free from tho Intrusion of po
litical partisanship or the nppllcntlon ol
polltlcnl tests, In sharp contract with tho
time when unJer n fusion board Its man
agement was notoriously partisan.
The reasons, therefore, are not heard to
find why. for moro than a third of n
century, but for one brief trial period,
the people of Nebraska have continuously
preferred to entrust their highest court
of Justice nnd their highest Institution of
learning to oftlcers presented as candi
dates by the republican party, nnd these
reasons hold good today. Tho nominees
of the republican party for these respons
ible positions this year will bo compe
tent nnd trustworthy, nnd should com
mand tho support nnd votes of all good
citizens who believe In honesty, Justice
nnd fidelity nnd hate hypocracy, deceit
and faithlessness. , '
Runaway Accident Fatal.
Sutton. Dennis Lyhenne died at
his home, southwest of Sutton, from
tho effects of Injuries suffered In a
runaway which occured a little over
a week ago. Mr. Lyhcnno was G7
years old.
Prosecution Under Food Law.
The deputy food commissioner has
asked the county attorney of Sallno
county to prosecute Albert Fritz for
the sale of five or six dozen rotten
eggs. This practice is one that .Com
missioner Mains intends to stamp out.
State Board of Equalization.
Attorney General V. T. Thompson
has given nn opinion holding the State
Hoard of Kqunllzation has authority
to raise or lower the vnluatlon of real
estate belonging to railroad companies
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit-
leal and Other Matters Given -Due
7ndge Thomas II. Saunders, one of
the pioneers of Nebraska, died at Co
lumbus after nn illness of nearly three
months following a fall dovfn the stepa
of tho Masonic temple.
Frank Burgess, manager of tho Dos
ton Ideal Opera company, playing an
engagement in Beatrice, la suffering
from a spider bite on tht lower lip
which may prove serious. He is re
ceiving treatment at a local hospital,
having been forced to give up his work
on the stngo for the present.
Corn is king and cooks are queens
Is the announcement made by York
County Boys' Agricultural and Girls'
Domestic Science assoc. ations, who
will hold an exhibition at York, com
mencing Tuesday, November 23 and
ending November 27. The best of the
exhibits will be taken to tho Omaha
Corn show.
A large amount of new wheat is be
ing handled in the locality of Beatrice
nt present. In two days 10,01)0 bushels
of this year's crop have been deliv
ered at the elevators at Pickrell, the
grain bringing the top price, $1.02 per
bushel. No less than eight threshing
outfits have been suppllying the eleva
tors at Pickrell.
Building operations In Beatrice are
being pushed. Local carpenters, plas
terers nnd masons nre all busy.
Among the buildings now In progress
of comitriK tlon are the new Kilpatrlck
office building, the Beatrice Automo
bllo company's garage, and John L.
Schick livery barn, firemen's head
quarters nnd Dole Floral company's
The -plans and specifications for a
new brick court house to be built at
Bridgeport are now being advertised
for. The court house will cost $25,
000. A bond Issue of $15,000 has just
been voted for this purpose and this
with the $10,000 cash donation of the
Lincoln Land company, will secure
one of the finest court houses In the
west for Nebraska's youngest county.
The 7-year-old son of Otto Stark,
who lives live miles west of Martins
burg, wrs gored by a bull. The boy
was badly bruised with a rent five
inches long on the right side which
penetrated the Intestines and another
in the back, besides being trampled
all over. No place as large as a hand
on his entire body escaped. It Is
thought he will recover.
Certain members of the Nebraska
State Historical society have protest
ed to State Auditor Barton to prevent
the payment by him to C. S. Paine
salary as secretary of the society at
the rate of $1,500 a year. As a result
Mr. Barton will pay no more salary
vouchers for Mr. Palno until the mat-,
tor has been passed on by the legal
department of state.
After ten days of activity, the 1.200
Nebraska national guardsmen, con
stituting the First brigade, left Ash
land for their homes, leaving in camp
only a little guard In charge of Major
E. H. Phelps, who remained over to
conduct the target practice of the
team that goes to compete in the na
tional rifle tournament at Camp Perry.
0 the middle of August. Tho camp
was said by everyone to be the best
ever held In the state.
The early apple crop, says a Ne
braska City dispatch, is exceptionally
good and several cars have been ship
ped out. The crop will be a heavy
one and it Is found that those orch
ards which have been sprayed and
properly looked nfter have borne fruit
that will bear shipping, while those
that have not been cared for are not
fit to ship, being very defective. The
late crop will be very light and only
in sprayed orchards will it amount to
Harvesting In this section, says an
Arlington dispatch, Ih about finished
and some threshing Is being done. It
Is claimed that wheat will make be
tween twenty and thirty-five bushels
per acre and the test will be from
sixty to sixty-two. Oats are rather a
light crop ns a whole, owing to tho
late freeze, but some fields will make
a-good yield. Tho elevators are
offering to contract wheat at $1 per
bushel, and many of the farmers will
sell direct from the treshlng machine.
The last report of the weather bur
eau for Nebraska, for June, Indicates
that that month had rather more than
the usual amount of rain. Tho precipi
tation was 4.2G Inches, which Is more
than a quarter of an inch greater than
the averago for the month during the
past thirty-four years. West Point
was favored with 9.94 inches. The
temperature was rather greater than
normal for tho month, standing ns
an average at 09 degrees. Tho high
est temperature at any time during
the month was 108 degrees at Beaver
The attorney for Mrs. Maud Moran
of Nebraska City, wife of Attorney V.
F. Moran, who after a hearing coven
Ing flvo weeks before the coiumls.
sioners of insanity was declared In
sane, has gone before Judge II. D.
Travis and secured a writ of habeas
corpus. The hearing It set for Aug. 2.
Two boys ran away from the Indus
trial Pchool nt Kearney last week.
They were helpers In the kitchen nnd
were sent In the kitchen ahead or one
of the oHlcers to do soma work. When
the olllcer arrived tho buys had disap
peared and, although the couutry was
I'coured, they nro still missing,