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B OF THE WEEK
CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR
II BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS
National, Political, Personal and Other
Matters In Brief Form for All
Classes of Readers.
The pope appointed Rev. Jumes
O'Rollly, now rector of St. Anthony
of Padua, Minneapolis, Minn., to the
bishopric of Farno, N. D.. and Rev.
F. M. Fulton of the provincial oblates
of Buffalo. X. Y., to the bishopric of
The Kelchsrat at Vienna rone after
n continuous sitting of eighty-six
hours and after pinning a bill modi
fying the rules of procedure which
authorizes the president of the cham
ber to suspend from one to three sit
tings any deputy insultln; him or din
obeying the rules.
Commander Robert E. Peary smiled
broadly when Informed that a Copen
hagen dispatch had been received
quoting a paragraph of the University
of Copenhagen In Its preliminary
examination of Dr. Cook's records, and
falling to find proof that the physl
clan had found the Xorth pole.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Grahlel Ilanotaux. In an article ap
pealing for public support of the re
cently organized Franco-American
committee designated to improve the
economic and social relation of the
two countries, and of which he Is pres
ident, predicts that the I'nited StateH,
which now holds the balance of power
In tho Pacific, is destined some day
to Intervene in the quarrels of the
great nations of Europe.
An official telegram from Imenos
Ayres states that the authorities hav
ing the 1910 exposition In charge have
set apnrt a special building for Ameri
can railway exhibitors.
At St. Petersburg, the publisher of
Tolntol'8 book, "The Kingdom of God
Within Us," was sentenced to a year's
imprisonment in a fortress.
W. G. Spllter, an Amerlcun, pro
prietor of the Astor house at Colon
and alleged owner of the Cuban steam
er Otorl, was expelled from Panama
territory. He was put aboard the
Royal Mall steamer, Magdalena, bound
for Jamaica and New York, by a de
creo of President Obaldla. He Is
charged with enticing employes on the
Panama canal to leave their work.
Another failed bank In Oklahoma
Is giving stato officials much concern.
Nebraska bogs topped the market
at Denver, bringing $8.47.
Reports from the east say Mr. Wll
lard has been offered the presidency
of the B. & O. railroad.
President Taft has promised to
speak nt the next meeting of the
fanners' national congress, which
meets In Lincoln October 5 to 11, 1910.
Aside from having hundreds of lives
nud millions of dollar? worth of prop
erty Involved In marine disasters, the
United Stales life saving service man
aged to render assistance to many un
fortunate persons In distress.
Eight persons were fatally Injured
and a number of others less serious
ly hurt In the wreck on tho Southern
railway near Greensboro.
The attendance at the Omaha Corn
shows the last day was 9,353. This
makes a total attendance for the en
tire show of 118,&o:i, as against a to
tal last year of 95,897.
Senator Rnrkett of Nebraska and
Representative Hull of Iowa are In a
contest for next fall's military tourna
ment. Every American who takes his cup
of coffee might like to know that In
the ten months of this year he has
helped use up just $64.00(1,000 worth,
or 845.flOO.niMi pounds.
Senators Burkett and Brown may
split on the selection of a new district
attorney for Nebraska.
The Rev. David C. Hughes, father
of Governor Hughes of New York,
died at the executive mansion, fol
lowing a recent stroke of apoplexy.
Testimony of the Rrokaw divorce
went to show that the plaintiff made
the money of the millionaire fly.
Red Cloud, Sioux Indian warrior,
who died on the Pine Ridge agency,
will be burled according to the ritual
of the paleface and not above ground
as he requested.
The state occupation tax upon cor
porations was upheld by 'the supreme
court of Nebraska.
Four leading saloons in Omaha
have lost their licenses for violating
the 8 o'clock law.
The Nlcaraguan Insurgents are
grow lug tired of awaiting attack, ac
cording to advices received In Wash
ington. Five Hons, a leopard and a variety
of other wild animals, the gift of for
mer President Roosevelt to the Zoo
at Washington, D. C, were unloaded
from the German steamer J Aloltke.
fels at Philadelphia. .,: ; : : .,f."
Far better progress la oeng made
with legislation In tbe'iouse than
was anticipated when congress met.
There will bo a, vigorous, minority
report: by four' democratic 'mombefs
of tho houco touiuiittea on Interstate
and foreign commerce on tho Mana
"white slave" I'll, which was prac
tically acted ou by a majority of tUt
The Brooklyn Rapid Transit com
pany announced the adoption of a
pension system for Its veteran em
ploye!. News of the resignation of Zelaya
was received with seeming satisfac
tion at Washington.
Congress, before adjournment for
the holidays, Is doing some work at
i lie District of Columbia bill, carry
ing about $10,275,000, was passed by
the house without opposition.
President Taft yielded to the de
mands of both Secretary Hallinger and
bis critics for a public Investigation
of the whole subject matter underly
ing the so-called FlalHngerPlnchot
Soldiers and sailors celebrated
Christmas at government expense.
Richard Parr, the man who discov
ered the sugar frauds, Is to be re
warded In the sum of nearly a million.
Incoming trans-Atlantic liners report
terrific weather during the passage.
The text national encampment of
the Oraud Army will be held at At
lantic City, September 17 to 24.
Two aged spinster sisters, Frances
and Isabel Richie, were found dead In
their home at Newark, N. J. The sis
ters had lived alone for twenty years
In the same house.
The Xlcaraguan lnsurents are
growing tired of awaiting attack, ac
cording to advices received In Wash
ington. President Taft snld at Hartford.
Conn., that the time might come when
a civil pension list will become a ne
cessity. Notwithstanding bis unpopularity,
there seems to be much mourning
over the death of the king.
George A. Puckett, five years edi
tor of the Roswell (X. M.) Dally Rec
ord, died from tuberculosis.
Iowa has a cundldate for the United
States supreme court when there Is
another vacancy. He Is Judge Horace
E. Deemer, of the supreme court of
J. P. Morgan, Jr., came back to the
United States from England. He de
nied tho report that be would take
charge of bis father's great interests.
Thj 5-cent fare proposition on Oma
ha street railway has gone glimmer
ing. The proposed plan to abolish the
Isthmian canal comlsslon met with
Arbuckle brothers admit failure to
pay all the money due as customs
charges and settle wlU government.
New York hears that Daniel Wlllard
Is to leave the Hurllngton.
Every depositor of the First State
bank of Kelfer, Oklahoma, which
closed as a result of the failure of the
Farmers' National bank of Tulsa, who
demanded his money, was paid In full.
The president sent to the senate
the names of William J. Mills and
William II. Pope, both of New Mexico,
to be governor and chief Justice, re
spectlvely, of that territory.
News of the resignation of Presi
dent Zelaya at Nicaragua was re
ceived with evident satisfaction at the
state department and elsewhere but
not one sypllable of comment could
be elicited from any responsible
officer of the administration.
The estimates of expenditures of
the war department for the coming
year amount to $1)4,799,067, and were
favorably acted on by the house com
mittee on military affairs and the bill
Is ready to be reported to the house.
"Hands off Hawaii In liquor mat
ters" Is substantially the protest re
ceived by congress from the Hawaii
an legislature. The secretary of Ha
waii transmitted to the two houses of
congress a resolution declaring that
any legislation to prohibit the sale of
Intoxicating liquor In that territory,
as proposed In a pending bill, would
brand Hawaii as incapable of self
government. By a Joint resolution offend in con
gress a commission of seven persons
to Investigate the prospects for a
semicentennial celebration of the
emancipation proclamation In 1913, Is
On the occasion of the lioth annl
versary of the death of George Wash
Ington the Alexandria-Washington
lodge of Masons, In accordance with
its annual custom, placed a memorial
wreath on the tomb at Mount Vernon,
General Ieonard Wood, now in com
mand of the department of the East,
will be the next chief of staff of the
Severely attacking Secretary of the
Interior Richard A. Balllnger. the Gug
genhelm Interests, and the admlnlstra
Hon of tho land office in general, Rep
resentative Hitchcock of Xebrnska
urged upon the house the necessity of
appointing a special committee to in
vestlgate "the notorious land frauds
of recent years."
Conservation of all the timber lands
lying within the bounds of the Yose-
mite National park In California Is
urged by Major Forsylhe, acting su
perintendent of the park, in his an
nual report to the secretary of the
7Al,'d Id t . . . .
a is oniu iu ue UIIU'UIIIIUI as
well as inhuman.
George Dudley, former commission
er of pensions, died in Washington.
Rev. J. Albert Hyden, whose father
was wttn General Washington when
General Cornwallis surrendered, died
at his home In Ottawa, Kansas, aged
Horace H. Lurton has been appoint
ed associate justice of the. United
States supreme court.
State Senator John Raines of N
ork, author of tho Rain law, died
a low days ago.
-.-Senator Norrla Drown believes that
the Omaha Indians as well aa the
white people of Thurston county are
In faor of tQe tatlou of Indian
CAPTURE OF PRIZES
NAMES OF WINNERS AT NA
TIONAL CORN SHOW.
NEBRASKA DONE VERY WELL
Othsr States Com In Also fsr Honor
and Money Reward for Thslr
DOUrllf OOlintv atanita hlh In h V.
brask competition for prlsea In tha Na
tional Corn exposition. The county wine
the Roblneon trophy for tha beet county
exhibit within the etate. This trophy le
a. ellver cup valued at $250 riven by the
Robinson Bsed company of Waterloo.
The beet er of com frown In Nebraska
me near being; produced wlihln the
city limits of Omaha. Almoat within g-un-shot
of where the city ande and the coun
try boglrus. on tha farm of Wllllnm Loner-
ten or Florence, a lull stalk of Heed's yel
OW dent Produced thle ena beet Af ill the
eara ot corn that Nebraska produced In
Henry Salts of De iota tnnto tha flrat
prise for tha best ten eara of corn.
Aye oros., seed (rowers at Blair, took
the aecond prise In tha beat ear competi
tion. The prises for Nebraska fnllow:
For beet ten eara Yellow dent itnrn Ka.
braska only: Hsfry 8etta. Da Bota, first;
ISO; Roland Smith. Da 8ota, second. $30;
Charles Oram, Bennington, third. SIS.
For best ten eara white dent corn. Ne
braska only: Charles J. Brush. Auburn,
first, 150; Otto Zelb, Pnpllllon, second. $25;
Roland 8mlth, De Sota. third. $12 60.
or nest ten ears or corn other than yel.
low or white dent. Nebraska onlv: Joseph
SI. Velk. Htiinnhrav. flrat 13V r'harlea 3.
Brush, Auburn, second, Hi; H. H. Rahtl
Falls City, third. $15.
Winner for the aweepatakes for tha best
ten ears In Nebraska: Henry Selta, Da
For best single esf dent corn, any color,
Nebraska only: William Lonargan, Flor
ence, rlrst, 15; Ays Bros , Blair, second,
ft r,a unmm, tjiair, inira, 13.
For best twenty ears corn in varlatv
Nebraska only: Francla Selta, Da Sola,
For best neck hard wtntar wheat Ha.
prasxa oniy: l&iwara Weeth, Gretna, nrst,
Ilia; F. J. Dolasoi, Morse Bluff, second,
$10: Charlie Paasch. Millard, third, $4.
For beat peck red winter wheat, Nebras
ka nnlv AT t ArffinM a,,rr.r flr. f7R
John Danker, Phillips, 'aecond, $16; 6. w!
Francisco, inland, third. 14
For best peck wheat, other than harj
or red winter, Nebraska onlv: A. E.
iTInrlcksen, 8t. Paul, first, $50; Henry
narner. urema. second, $s; Detler btelk,
Grand Island, third. $4.
For best peck white oats, Nebraska only:
w. d. stent. Phillies, nrst. 185: J.' N.
Fenerstln, Lesbara. second, $5; F. Q.
Bloup, Bprague, third, $4.
For beat Deck black nata Nahraaka nnlv
Arnold Martin, DuBols, first, $40; R. W.
Ifocklna. Tllden. second. 15.
For beet neck onta other than white and
Mack, Nebraska only: Petlef Stelk, Grand
Island, nrst, $35- Austin Taylor, Omaha,
aecond, $5; R. W. Hopkins, Tllden, third,
aecnna.ia; n. w. nopxins, Tllrtcn, inird. 4.
ror pest pecx parley, iseDrK& only:
Arnold Martin. DuBols. first. 127: J. D
Hoslk, Able, second, $5; Roy K. Htlaman,
ureina, tnira, .
Best ten eara enrn grown tn Nebraska:
Aye Bros.. Blair, first. $10.
Best ten ears corn grown In any other
tats man ivenrasxa: J. M. uniman,
faven worth, Kane., first, $10.
Best single anr corn grown In Nebraska:
Charles J. Bush. Auburn, first. 110.
Bst single ear of corn grown In any
erate otner man nenrasKA: J ni. (Jill
man. Leavenworth. Kan., flrat. 110.
Fast ten esra corn grown by Junior,
any state: Paul Olllman, Leavenworth,
Kan., first. $10.
Best single ear corn grown by Junior
any atate: I'aul aiuman, Leavenworth
n,.., in w.
Auguat Nelson of Varnor, Neb., raised
the beet aheaf of hard winter wheat.
The prise wlnnera announced by the
Judges In tha aheaf grain competition are:
ttesi ananr nre wneat: William insist,
Bismarck, N. P., first; IS. F. Jurftsnsen,
luamarck, N. I)., second; R. J. Hughes,
Whapeton. N. D . third.
Beat eheaf blue stem wheat: Thomas
Martin, Kalmoth, Ore., flrat; M. C. Baker,
Cascade, Mont., aecond; Joseph Watmer,
Wateiylile. Waah.. third.
Best shear hard winter wheat: August
Nelson, vernon, Neb., nrst; II. T. Lape,
Rnsevllle, 111., eeoond; C. E. Russet, Mon
mouth, III., third.
Beat aheaf red winter wheat: 8. H.
Klock. Great Falls, Mont, first: C. K.
Roades, Watervllle, Wash., second: Simon
Baumaartner. Fierce t:ity, Net.. trurd.
Best shenf durum wheat: FJ. F. Jurg
enssn, Blsbee, N. D first; William Lalst.
Bismarck, N. D., second; Broadview Seed
company, Broadview, Mont., third.
Best aheaf wheat other than above va
rletlea: Oeorxe P. Manning. Kallslnell.
Mont., first; J. W. Beekman, Cokato,
Minn., aeoona; u sr. Nelson, msboe. n
Beet sheaf white eata: John Accola.
Madison. Wis., first: John Henderson.
coknto. Minn., aacona; nelson uerry, Kal
ispeu, Mont., tnira.
Best shenf black oata: Hugh Lonargan,
Florence, Neb., first; Charlee A. fluruuell,
Ryan, Iowa, aecond.
Best shesf cats other than black or
white: Hugh Lonenran, Florence, Neb.,
first; E. B3. Kruger, Beaver Dam., Wle.,
second; Arthur Crandall, Monta Vista,
Beet aheaf six-row barley: L. R. Zer
bel, Madison, Wle., first; J. W. Beckmnn,
Pole n to, Minn., second; Hugh Lonargan,
Florence, Neb., third.
Best sheaf two-row barley Qua Selg
ling, Armlngton, Mont., flrat; John Hend
erson. Cokato, Minn., aecond; H. E.
Krueger, Beaver Dam, Wis., third.
Best shenf barley other than atx er
two-row: Hugh Isnergan, Florence. Neb.,
first; Charles A. Bumdell, Ryan, la., aec
ond: Frank Relman, Bayfield, Colo., third.
Best aheaf rye: H. A. Hughes, Wahpe
ton, N. D.. flrat; J. P. Lowell. Bayfield,
Colo., aecond; Qua Nelson, Verona, Neb.,
Best sheaf flax for aeed: R. J. Hughes,
Wahpeton, N. D , flrat; William Lalat,
Bismarck, N. P., second; Brunner Broa.,
Hurley, 8. D.. third.
Beet aheaf flax for fiber Hugh Loner
gun, Florence, Neb., flrat; John Hender-
Inn, Cokato, Minn., aecond) A. W. Jewatt,
laeon, Mich., third.
Best fiheaf buckwheat: Paul Olllman,
Leavenworth, Kan,, first; H. E. Krueger,
Beaver Pain, Wis., second.
Best aheaf buckwheat: Paul Glllman,
Leavenworth, Kantia, first: II. K. Krueg
er, Beaver Dam. Wle., aecond.
Best aheaf fisld peaa: II. F. Alhrecht.
Kalllspel. Mont, first; U L. Smith, Eureka,
Mont., eeoond: II. S3. Krueger, Beaver
Dam, Wle.. third.
Beat sheaf aoy beana: Hugh Lonargan,
Florence, Neb., flrat; H. E. Krueger, Bea
ter Dam, Wle., eeoond; M. Nelson, Fay
attevllle, Ark., third
Tha prise winners In tha graaa and for
age competition are:
Best peck of red clover aeed: If. W.
Xleehin, Fond du Ic, Wis , flrat. $150.
Beat four-Inch shenf red clover: I R.
Kerbel, Madleon, Wis., first, $10; Mies
Anna Martin, Du Bole, Neb., aecond, $6.60;
J. M. Olllman, Leavenworth, Kan., third,
lieet bale red elovar: John Leader, Ft.
Crook, Neb,, flrat, $100; Lawla Leader,
Pnpllllon, Neb., second, $11; Otto Zeis,
PflPllllon. Neb., third, $5.
Best pack timothy seed: H. W. Meekln,
Zelaya Controls Monopolies.
Washlnjton.The report from Man
agua that tha Nlcaraguan congress,
probably anticipating tha tarly re
tirement of Presldsnt Zalaya, attempt
ed to authorise a number of Import
ant concessions U friends of Zelaya,
calls attention to ths number of vast
ly remunerative monopolies already en
joyed by Zelaya and his friends in
that country. The facts as to these
monopolies nre contained In official re
ports to tho state department and are
said to u suspeeUble oi absolute
Fond du Lee. Wis., flrat, $100; D. O. Clute,
Mancnester, la., aecond, lis; II. f. weat,
Rlpon. Wle.. third. $5.
fleet four-Inch aheaf llmothv: William
Lonergnn, Florence, Neb., first, $20; Mies
Anna Martin, Du Rols, Neb., second. $5;
Koy O. Human, Kastern, Mo., third, $3.
Best'bale timothy: L. M. Vogler, Hopo,
Ind., first, $65; Fred Bass, Eden, Wis., seo
ond. $10; F. O. Brigga, Fond du Luc, Wis.,
Best peck alfalfa aeed: J. M. Olllman,
Leavenworth, Kan., flrat, $:ft; U)lir Bros.,
Tomnacol, Mont , aecond. $10; Jamea Oru
On, Chinook, Mont., third, $5.
Best four-inch sheaf alfalfa: John Lak
In Burley, 8. p., first, $20; John Hn
deraon, Cokato, Minn., aecond, $i.60; Arn
old Martin. Du Bola. Neb., third. $6.
Beat bale alfalfa: H. P. Btevena. Max
well, Neb , first. $$; C. N. fichmals. Em
erald. Neb., aecond, $10; J. D. ZUIer, Hia
watha, Kan., third, $(.
Beit four-inch aheaf upland wild hay:
V. U (A1-m Tl'lm Aa, t!A r
Hungfeltow. Havre, Mont., second, $5; J.
M. Croft. Stanford, Mont., third. $3.
ueet bale wild upland hay. j. T. Lougn,
Hanfnrd, Mont., flrat, $40; John Denker,
Phillips, Neb., second. $10; Wllllnm Stelk,
Sr.. Grand Island, Neb, third, $5.
Bast peck millet seed: Rotligeb Mllford,
III., first, $50; Paul BurUlaff, Stillwater,
Minn., second, $10; II. T. Lap!, Rosevllla,
III., third. $2.
Baxt four-Inch sheaf millet: J. IT. Tay
lor. Wuterloo, Neb., first. $12.C0; Wllllnm
Lonergan, norence, nets., aecond, $oj
Brunner Bros , Hurley, S. D.. third, $3.
Winners of Corn Sweepstakes In Zones,
F. J. Lindsay, l'ox Luke, Wis., for
elngle ear in northern sons. Competition
limited to atates of Dakotaa, Minnesota,
Wisconsin and Michigan.
William D. Llttlejohn, Kentlunl. Ind..
for best single ear corn, any color. In
north central sor.e. Competition limited
to Columbiana, Stark, Wyno. Ashland,
fllchmond. Morrow, Delaware, Union,
ipgnn. Shelby and Mercer and all coun
ties north In Ohio; Joy, Iilackf.ird, Grant,
Howard, Carroll, White, Jasper, Newton
and all counties north tn Indiana; Illinois,
all territory north of T. P. W. Ity., east
of Peoria and nodth of the following coun
ties: Fulton, McDonough and Hancock:
all of Iowa, and all of Nebraska east oi
tha wsstern tone.
F. C. Palln, Newton, Ind.. for the best
single ear dent corn, any color, In soutlc
arn central tone. Competition limited t
ell ot Kansas east of western tone, Mis
souri, Kentucky, and nil of Illinois, Indi
ana and Ohio south of north central tone.
U. U. Hesterly. Villa Rica. Ga . for th
best single ear, any color, In the south
ern tone, competition limited to all states,
south of West Virginia, Kentucky, Mis
souri and Kansas.
Lao Brueckner, Ft. Atalnson, Wis., fot
tha best ten ears corn,- anv varloty, in
northern tone. Competition ilmlted to tha
Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and MicluV
Frank Sar, Essex, la., for best ten earl
corn, any varkty. In the north central
tone. Competition limited to Columbi
ana, Stark. Wayne, Ashland, Richland,
Morrow. Delaware. Union. Loiran, Shelbv
and Mercer and all counties north In Ohlo
Joy, Blackford, Grant, Howard, Carroll,
White, Jasper, Newton and nil counttel
north In Indiana: Illinois, nil territory
north of the T. P. & W. Ry., east ol
Peoria and north of the following eountlesi
Fulton, McDonoiiRh and Hancock; all ol
Iowa and all of Nebraska east of tha west
Joseph Overstrset, Franklin, Ind., fol
tha best tan ears dent corn, any variety.
In tha south central ton. Competltloa
limited to all of Kansas east of western
tone, Ml-sourl, Kentucky, and all of Illi
nois, Indiana and Ohio south of north
R. 8. Brandon, Normandy, Tenn., foi
the best ten eara corn, any variety, In
aouthern tone. Competition Ilmlted to all
atatea aouth of West Virginia, Kentucky,
Mlsaourt and Kansas.
D. M. Walter Funk, Wray. Colo., fot
tha best ten ears corn, any variety. In ths
western tone. Competition limited to all
atates west of Texas, Oklahoma, tho Pa
kotas and that portion of Kansas west ol
the following counties: Jowcll, Mitchell,
Lincoln, Ellsworth, Rice, Rcna, Kingman
and Harper; nnd Nebraska west of tin
following counties: Boyd, Holt. Garfield,
Custer, Dawson, Gosper and Kurnua.
South Dakota Prize Winners.
Winers of prizes offered for South Da
kota growers only, In corn, wheat, oati
and barley at tha National Corn exposi
For best ten eara vellow dent corn: J.
P. Thompson, Klkpolnt, first, $-'.n; George
If. Whiting, Yankton, aecond, $18.
For best ten ears rlent corn, other than
yellow: Hug!) C. Pierce, Fairfax, first
Bunner Bros., Hurley, second, $15.
For beat ten eara flint corn, anv variety:
L. H. Krueger, Orient, first, $20; Georxa
H. Whiting. Yankton, second. $5.50; Petal
Newberg, Sioux Kalis, third. $2.
For best single ear dent corn, any colon
J. P. Thompaon, Klkpolnt, first, $5; John
I-aklng, Hurley, second, $4; George li
Whiting, Yankton, third. $3.
For best perk fife wheat: Jacob Mees,
alpena, flrat, $35; J. L. Jonea, Clark, aec
For beat peck blue stem wheat: Chnrlei
P. Schulti, Cavour, first. $32; Nels John
aon. Mount Vernon, second, $5; Jess John
son, Beresford, third, $4.
For best peck wheat, other than flfo ol
blue atem: Charles A. Schulta, Cavour,
For best peck white oats: Jess Johnson,
Beresford. first, $25: J. L. Jones, Clark,
second, $5.00; Brunner Bros., Hurley,
For best peck oats, other than white)
William Sclssons, Bonesteel, first, $15
Jacob Meea, Alpena, aecond, $5.
For best peck aix-rowed barley: Wil
liam Sclssons, Bonesteel, first, $:!o; Null
Johnson, mount vernon, second, $5.
When tha prize grains were out on sal
at tha National Corn exposition farmers,
publishers of agricultural papers and plan!
breeders paid higher pricea for tha prize
winners than has ever been paid before
for such samples of grain. E. E. Favlllo,
eauor or successrui terming, takes nomi
to Pes Moines tha prise tan eara of corn,
having paid $336 for them. Tha corn waa
frown by J. R. Overstreet of Franklin,
nd , and won mora than $1,000. Thes
era known ns tha "champion sweepstakes
eara," and brought almost $ioo more than
tha ten ears last year.
Arthur Caper of Topeka. of the Cap
newspapers, paid $280 for the best bushel
of corn In the world, receiving seventy
eara and at the rata i-avine paid tn
bushel would have coat him $2,345.
H. E. KuKKer of Beaver Dam. Wis., who
won tha sweepstakes on wheat, proJucIng
the Best peck the worm nas ever seen,
according to Judgea, paid $104 for thf
peck that ha might retain it and take il
back to Wisconsin for seed.
Mr. James Hill's pride peck of wheat,
to which ha gava his special blue ribbon
and grand nrst premium, soia ror iv.ti
at auction. The nriza Hill wheat wal
grown by If. Oarfm at Acton, N. D., and
waa knocked down to W. A. Wheeler, a
Mitchell seed dealer. Mr. Hill had de
clared that thla wheat was superior la
milling quality to the grand aweepstaket
,'hatnnlon xvh,nt of tha show, erottti b
H. E. Krueger of Beaver Dam, Wia.,
WHICH waa auid ror aim.
Arbuckles "Put It Back."
New York. Arbuckle brothers, gen
rally credited with being the largest
Independent rivals of the American
Sugar Refining company, have ac
knowledged that from 1898 to 1907
they, too, failed to pay the gover
ment all the money due as custoiuq
charges on imported sugar. In settle
ment of all civil claims against them,
the Arbuckles have offered and tha
treasury department, with the concur
rence of the attorney general, has ac
cepted payment of 1695,573 for trans
gressions. "Go Naked, Be Strong."
Philadelphia, Ta. "Go naked and
you will be pure In mind and strong
ot body. I would not be surprised to
see the men and the womon walking
band In band down Chestnut street
wearing nothing but the unconscious
Innocence that clean mind brings."
This Is what Mrs. Raymond Duncan,
Grecian wife ot Raymond Duncan, mu
sician and scholar, said. Mrs. Dun
can and her husband and their 4-yuar
old son Menolkas walked the streets,
followed by a curious crowd. The Ui
praturt w IJ.
EVIDENCE IS CLEAR THAT
NEVER REACHED THE POLE,
CHILDISH ATTEMPT TO CHEAT
Copenhagen Univsrslty Will Cancel
! Degree Conferred Upon Him
Some Time Ago.
Copenhagen, The report of the spe
cial committee of scientists, which the
University of Copenhagen appointed
to scrutinize Dr. Frederick A. Cook's
claims that he had discovered the
north pole, was submitted to the con
sistory of the university this morning,
indorsed by that body and liven to
The report shatters completely, al
most contemptuously, the American
explorer's title to such discovery and
Alls the officials and people of Den
mark with chagrin at the figure Den
mark is made to assume in the eyes
of the scientific world. The public
was propared for a verdict of "not
proven," but did not expect its recent
hero to be branded as an Impostor.
Many Btlll cling to the belief that
Cook acted in good faith, but har
bored a delusion. Explorers and
svientlsts almost entirely have lost
faith In Cook's honesty, while one of
his warmest supporters, Knud Ras
mussen, helped to frame the report.
The evening papers attack Cook and
severely reproach him for hiding,
which they regard as a sign of a
Commodore Gustav Holm, the arctic
explorer and a member of the com
"Cook's claim that he made the ob
servation 89 degrees 59 minutes 46
seconds near the pole proved imme
diately that he was a bad observer,
but nothing indicated that he was a
swindler. Now his papers convict
him of being a swindler. We exam
ined Cook's observations first and
agreed unanimously that they were
Prof. Olufson, secretary of the Dan
Ish Geographical society, said:
"it Is the saddest event In my life
As an explorer, there seems to be no
doubt that Cook is absolutely un
The National Tldende, while deplor
lng that the university conferred the
degree in a moment of enthusiasm,
finds consolation in the fact that
others honored Cook when he re
turned to civilization.
"The president of his own county
and its envoy at Copenhagen," says
the paper, "were the guarantors for
him. Denmark did not blunder
alone. Our country must now leave
this sad affair to America and Cook."
In his letter to Prof. Torp, Cook
states that not only were bis instru
ments left at Eetah as iiadlcated In
his cable to the university of October
2, but most of his astronomical ob
servations also were left at the north
ern point and be adds without these
it seems unwise and Impossible to
pass a final Judgment upon his expedf
After obtaining all available in
formation the committee finds as fol
"First: The report of the expedition
sent to the university by Dr. Cook Is
the same as that printed in the New
York Herald, during the months of
September and October last.
"Second: The copy of Cook's note
books does not contain any original
astronomical observations whatsoever,
but only results.
"Third: The documents presented
are inexcusably lacking in Informa
tion which would prove that the
astronomical observations therein re
ferred to were really made; and also
contain no details regarding the prac
tical work of the expedition and the
sledge journoy which would enable
the committee to determine their re
The committee therefore is of the
opinion the material transmitted for
examination contains no proof that Dr,
Cook reached the pe.
New Naval Gun Tested.
Washington. The new 14-iflch naval
gun was tested at the government
proving grounds at Indian Head, Md
The big rifle was pointed down the
Potomac and five shots were fired
The projectiles traveled about nine
miles with the gun elevated about
Vollva Will Go te Jail.
Chicago. Wilbur Glenn Vollva, sue.
cessor to John Alexander Dowle, at
Zion City, 111., will go to Jail lu recom
mitment for contempt of court for re
fusal to pay Judgment of $10,000.
Kelfer, Okla. Ninety per cent of
the deposits of the First State bank of
Kelfer, which was recently closed by
'the state bank commissioner, have
been paid to depositors, according to
the deputy bank commissioner
A FIERCE BATTLE FOUGHT.
Zelaya Troops Routed by Nlcaragu
WashraeVton. zelaya s troops were
routed ty the Nlcaraguan revolution
ists In a fierce battle at Rama, lasting
several hours, according to advices re
ceived hei. General Estrada, In com
mand 4f the revolutionary army. Is re
ported to hava" been successful all
along the UneV Tho battle is to be re
newed! and the IfStxada army will bend
all efforts to cotapel the unconditional
luircciVor ot tb3y;ovxnmcBt forces
LAW IS HELD VALID.
The Nebraska Corporation Tax Meas
file supreme court has upheld the
ccupatlon corporation tax law enact-
id by the recent legislature. Tho law
provided a gradually annual tax on all
orporations doing business in Ne-
raska unless expressly exempt. The
ax will bring to the state $G0,000 this
ear. About $15,000 was paid under
protest. The law was attacked by the
Mercantile Incorporating company of,
Dmaha and the Erie City Iron Works
)f Erie, Pa., who sued to recover back
in occupation tax paid by them under
jrr-test to Secretary of State Junkin
ir.d to have the law declared uncon
ititutional under which the tax was
ixacted. The law was upheld in tho
Lancaster district court and the deci
sion is affirmed by the supreme court.
The law was argued in both courts
)y Grant Martin, deputy attorney gen-
ral, who appeared for the state,
hile John J. Sullivan, W. W. Sla-
augh and John Dattln appeared for
he corporations. The law was en-
icted by the legislature under the Im
pression that it would raise approxi
mately $300,000 annually for the state.
There has been paid to the secretary
)f state approximately $00,000.
The law was assailed on the ground
that it violated tho constitution In im
posing a tax on franchises.. It was
ontended that this was a tax which
should be levied under the constitu-
ion according to valuation and not
according to the amount of capital
stock of corporations.
Mr. Martin contended the tax was
not a tax which should be levied ac
cording to valuation but It was a tax
hl(Th might be fixed by the legisla
ture arbitrarily according to the capi
tal stock of the corporations. The
opinion sustaining the law was writ
ten by Judge Root.
Better Service Demanded.
The State Railway commission has
inder consideration the proposition
o have a general hearing for towns
in western Nebraska which are de-
oiandlng better passenger train serv
ice. Complaints have come from a
number of towns. The complaint from
"The facilities for westbound pns-
jengers are absolutely worthless, as
ar as local use is concerned. It takes
about fifteen hours to travel thirty
miles, and only one train a day.
"Imagine a young women, uuattend-
d, being compelled to go to a point
west of Seneca, Thomas county. She
would get on the stub train at Thed
ford, No. 39, at 8:53 p. m., which train
erminates at Seneca. There she
would be compelled to sit tn the llttlo
llngy station trainmen's waiting room
for thirteen hours or more, waiting
for passenger tain No. 43, at 9:38 n.
m. the following morning. The hotel
tccommodations are inadequate in
every way to supply the demand, no
sidewalks, or street lights, and she
might get lost In trying to find the ho-
el, or crippled for life. Possibly
worse luck might befall her. Strang
ers have been compelled to beg ac
commodations at private residences
"We characterize this condition of
things as indecent, indelicate and im
moral; having a tendency to degrade
womanhood. It Is worse than the
old-time stage coach. Thedford Is
the county seat of Thomas county.
and as such should have at least one
through train each way."
There are three trains each way a
day, but do not stop at Thedford.
Julius Lang, a Lancaster county
farmer, had fifty bushels of corn
stolen from his field, to the best of
his calculations. He had the rows
marked out to husk, but when he got
ready to go to work all he found was
wagon tracks showing where some
body had driven into the field nnd
Public Sentiment Wins.
The city of Lincoln Is ahead somo
$50,000, paid to it by tho Lincoln
Traction company, due for a year, as
an occupation tax. This payment
came as a distinct surprise and re
lief to a long-suffering public, which
had been goading the traction com
pany for many months to pay up.
Judge Dean for Congress.
Judge J. R. Dean, a democrat, who
was appointed to the supreme bench
lty Governor Shallenbergcr and who
was a democratic nominee for re-election
at the late election will be a can
didate for congress.
Grand Assessment Roll.
Henry Seymour, secretary to the
Stnte Board of Assessment, has com
pleted the work of compiling tho
grand assessment rolls and the figures
have been entered on the permanent
records In the otilce of the state au
ditor. The assessment of the state
for 1909 is $9S,985.819, against $391,
735,464 for 1908. The assessment i3
one-fifth of the actual value ot the
property of the state.
May Reinstate Agents.
Several of the insurance agents of
the aBnkers Life of Lincoln whoso
licenses were revoked by Auditor
Barton because they had used ques
tlonable methods to secure business
have been calling on tho auditor late
ly asking for reinstatement. Several
ot the agents have put up tho story
that they were acting under lustntc
tion In offering tho ldiiccments they
did to secure business, and wcro also
actlnj in good faith, believing In what
they said. Tho auditor it) Inclined to
believe some of tho ugonts.
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