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hlm GAME LAW
Deputy :up!r::-.3 C-iJ:r.?s Plan Cir Et3
fitW ENACTMIM NOW ! CFfECT
IoLla IT? a Ieirabte Site for Hn
ruaal EucDiopiiitiit tt tbo National
Csard Other Matters In Kf ltrk( of
lore fir Less Interest.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July lX rAm-r
.f the Icbrc!:a Flih t i-isoiasion met
ia tbj c.ISce tf Dainty Warden :imp
and outiia'd ph:ns lor enforcing
ta rrovis'cns cf tr.e new game law.
vrtich went Into c'f?ct .'n'. I. far
rs I.nown tht-re vil3 Le n: organized
etforis en the part of the m:ii Uat. Imnt
e;3 t-y vlc'ale the law. It' .til of th
V2I?r t!-?T;l!f 3 l ave Ieu insfni -ted
t3 cn the lc!ic-.it t-nd if any one
i3 fcund &hoo:ig ir Attempt in to
.".ct-t for the niiuft Jn will lie
promptly arros,:?J aud visorously proa
ccvt&d. Under the n:-w lav: thf deputy 3.1013!
v nrtlci i.; hc-U responsible for the
t::sm::genicnt cf til? fetal fcsh hatcher-if-s.
f.-er:! changes in Mi: .tdminia
tratiori 0? this institution have len
irrpced end Ihe ci-HKiission will
rrtJildy mcfct cext v-f-k l? fcive them
cr.r.jitteralion. C'cm-1 jints liitist
fii;peiiater.('ent Odicii will .ila. be
fciien attention al the next ai;eiag
.;-verncr Parage fcna Deputy (Jam
V.'srden Pimpkins refuse ti discloae
tie nature cf thce complaints unf.i!
f-ftr Ihe accused has hail luM.rin.i5.
THE ,N TiO.U CURD EiCAiilP.Y:ENT
AJatant Ceneral Collr Clo'M on
of InTHtti; ition.
IJNCOLN. Ketv. J.ly 13. Adjutant
'.rat-Tc Cc!by will ii:-ke .1 (rip in
i:crthv'o.trn Nebraska lor thu pur
lose tf virdi'ng cvrrtl i?rs that
I ave h- va rrcposc-d -s Mtit.'tbl 'in 1
cT-:-j!r?.ho for the r.c-xt tMinual 0:1
c imptiiC'it of the Kb:-ask:v N itiiuI
Rnunl. He viil leave the 1 tilroi.l it
-ilenline ?nd travel wi'ilhwin.
thro 'ph the djster tf likes nmr v-c-
trceii c ret V. in the c istern vit'cM-m
cf Czifrrr ciunlv. ?nd from there li
ill gt westward f'.vv.K f4n:tke uver
erid chej L.-aiuhes ct lfc Ni'tr-ri
riv?r. 1 his t"rr'-itfry includes th?
v?Jdel Jrd mot setli'deil wj-ncry in
the itrite. Ii 'm aho it midway te-ln-vi
the msin i'orhv:ffiern liiifs of
the Ktkhom and lijrtin?fn riilr-Mds.
ff-ri. vo?tfecl sjrtds .-lc Dismal
c c vh!fh l:ov.-3 i'lruiign CViine.
llfK-ker nd Thm;is t.rintie!i. iAvt
n'so hen suggest 1 and (Jenef;il f;ol!iy
intiy :3it them b?fire he rf-lurns.
"We v ish lu-.:t? the en;-;tmpni-"ct
here it v'l! not benefit one rn?r.id
t the -.clasian c f . ?.M . other.;." a.u1
CcTtoraX Cr.lby. "Th3 places nmf.itil
1& Vntrry t vinly t.et all nn'urt
lueiits l!iat cannot lv frmint finywhro
ct?e. 1 hey ire i o'at"(t Jtrid fr from
t"'ie atrs c! fa!i!t-itirm. Ther are
iinrnf . v.rs I'.kea all al'mts lh'? erwrks
Iri t -.or ry cvnty cn.l the waier 1.-; .il
. ? I'-'xr and ir,j prrl in ior tlmj
I'oy Koll I'nilrr h l rain.
STANTON1. tfc.. Ji!y I'l fat
t -jiiilrr freight train. Ko. 27. wui foill
lug o- t cf this i-lacc. Dchii Thrapp.
VJ years c-f age. fe'ti from I In tram
?ad v,as literally cit it i-ieres He
had l."en wnrklDg ia 9. Iirick ynl at
Ihjlleiton, rT?b.. far liie mouth
id in ompany vith lidlhfr man
:vs Ruing to Fici;x Kails. Thiy rode
from f'remont tr this 1 lace on tbs
lrace rods under a c.ir. His f il.her
Is tnrpenter ;r.d l-jilder T'ti'tr
1 Krarlr n Tlwuanil Imc1.
i;KV VOUKIaly H . i he ol5, i.l re
ftorts to the t ureiii of vital statistics
C'f deaths fron heat for the week end
ing July show that the actual num-l-e.-
in the five torii.i.hs d Greater
Kcvr (t'x vas Tor the hnringhs
c Manhattan i-.nd the Drone the num-l-r
vas GJ". for r.i. hmr.a I 12. for
Quec-as 24, for Drooklyn 5rfi4.
A Iefiollrr it I !-.
DUBUQI E. !.. July l.i Thomii 1 .
Ward. acc:icd cf b.-iiiK :t defaulter for
$-"0,000 fs cashier tf the l'-marn bank.
is in jail here. lro ;.ht by r Doited
Sidles man-hl from V.t-w Jersey,
where he vas arrstc-d.
I r-h nf 1 ir f nl'ln.
S1DNKY. t;?b. 3 ily 1? . big h!p-
rntut tf southern I'tnh cattle .wraa de
liverefi tiers v'a the DmlinKton rail-
nnd fr th? KI. Corge Ontlls com
ArriHi'l f K.r-tn r?n.
IIUriBOLDT. r.'cb.. July 10. George
V.'. Cox. Kho has Leea raakinj; Lis
..!? in this city th3 past year, was
r"-ested to answer the charge of for
Rtrry in th? district court of Pawnee
jnty. Th prrcst vras on complaint
tf the Dtink of Djrctard, which cash-c-t
a ?2") nots for Cox. The paper
l3f crnlaineJ the rime of Alrin Cox.
m. 'Pltior of th3 arcusc'd. whi is a
rpporslh'e farmer ieir that plaiw.
He knows nothing cf the tran:ia:tiou.
, iI;rt:CMltii"l Society MrMInc
1 1 HARNEY, r.'c-b July 10. A. ciot
ir.g the Kebraska State Horticultural
iciety v. ill ho l.cd In this city on
Wednesday and Thursday. July 17 and
IS. id it will t3 th most impoitant
tnf ting ever held by i:j saclety. ow
ins to the fact that there trill be a
iu.nber of prcnicent personages from
abroad connected v:lth the work.
Among teem will be GilTord Tiuchot,
forestrr cf the United States ari
WESTERN, NEBRASKA EORESTS.
QoTernmrat Field Tarty O-tjanlzed to
I.nok Up Ornwlus Timber.
KEARNEY, Neb.. July 9. A field
party of the United States Bureau of
Forestry is being organized here to
investigate forest conditions and pos
sibilities in western Nebraska. The
party is organized under the direction
of William L. Hall, superintendent of
tree planting, and will consist of six
foresters, a botanist from the State
univertisty and teamster and cook.
Starting from here tomorrow, the par
ty will proceed up the Platte river,
examining the timber on all streams
within reach. The foresters will bo
mounted and will reach points of in
terest within thirty or forty miles of
the lines of travel.
Upon arriving at the west line of the
stale a northward course will be tak
en through Scotts Bluff and Sioux
counties." loiter in the season studies
will be made of the sand hills to de
termine their adaptability to timber.
The success of a pine plantation es
tablished by the government eleven
years ago in the sand hilsl of Holt
county has led to the belief that pines
are adapted to large areas of the sand
NEW COIiPOiUTlONS LEGALIZE.
roar Millions CttpltulUut Ion la tUe Tant
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 9. A good in
dication of the enterprise and progres
jivneas of Cm.iha business men is
found in the corporation record of the
secretary of state's office. Of the 161
n?w corporations legalized since Jan
r.uary 1. sixty have their principal
place of business in Omaha. The
stock of these metropolitan companies
amounts to $4.225,0rtrt. or slightly over
half as much as the total stock of
all other Nebraska corporations which
have ben licensed since the first of
These figures do not include the I'n
ton Patifle railroad nor the Standard
Cattle company. The former is capi
talized for f 100.000.0rti) and its new ar
t:o!e3 of incorporation, covering the
inrrea.se in stock, were recorded about
six weks a;o. The Standard Cattle
company. whose territory includes Ne
brasku. Wyoming, Colorado and Mon-
taa.i. is capitalized for $1,000,000. Its
princi-)! omce is in Cheyenne.
Vrf for Philippine Vrtrnnii.
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 9. Captain P.
Tames C.i.sgrave. treasurer of the Na
tional fcoriety of the Army of the
Philippines, is in receipt of a letter
from General Irving Hale, the first
vie; president, conveying the infor
mation that a rate of one fare plus
$2 ha.i been secured for the second
inn-ia! reunion of the Philippine veter
a::.;. which v.ii! be held at Salt Lake
City. August 13 to 13. A special train
v:!i :ve Denver on August 11. and
: is desired that ali soldiers in the
rtat.-; oast of Colorado make arrange
m"::s to jcia with the Denver men in
niakir. the trip to Salt Lake.
Kcclsre Him Not Innaiir.
IICMBOLDT. Neb., July 9. Sheriff
Hoisj-'k v.-a-i tailed to the home of
Fird Euuher. a few miles south of thi
ciy. th? neighbors and fa.nily think
ing from his actions that Hucher had
gore insane. The latter is a large
nur. au-3 th sheriff found some diffi
culty in haniicutang and bringing him
to t'jaa. The insanity commission
de::Jd that his violent acts were in
a. measure due to the use jf alcoholic
st;t::u!ants and therefore ordered him
r-1 ;a.iO 1.
Mniiel h m Ciiant rrnrkrr,
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 9. John Bell,
IT years old. was horribly mangled
by the premature explosion of a giant
cracker. The cracker had been plac
ed under a can in front of the Bell
home. The fuse was slow in burning,
an ' Bell, thinking it had gone out,
approa- hed. The cracker exploded
and the can struck him in the face,
fracturing the cheek bone and tear
ing out the left eye. He will die.
I,ave for I'arlflc Coot.
CKRESCO. Neb.. July 9. A party of
four Ceresco citizens left 'or the Pa
cific coast, where they will spend a
month or two sightseeing In Mexico,
California, Oregon. Washington. Idaho
and Utah. Those comprising th?
party were Postmaster LIvesay, John
Jo-m, Alvin Turncy and Geo. Ethel!.
Jiw IHloct1 ttjl Ttrokn.
WEEPING WATER. Neb., July 9.
Henry Hillman of this place, while
alighting frcm a swiftly moving train
at Wabash, fell and struck hi3 head
on a rail, dislocating his jaw and frac
turing it In two places.
Ili.rf'i Kirk Prntu Fatal.
FAIINAM. Neb.. July 9. George
Foot", a farmer, was kicked by one
of his horses on the evening of July
3 and died from the effects of the
Dim While riowina; Corn.
WILDER. Neb.. July 9. Mike Pa
el: uiel from the effects of the exces
sive heat while plowing corn on his
f irm northwest of here.
A Fatal Fall Kll.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., July 9. The cel
ebration at Dawson was clouded by a
tragedy. A number of young people
vere attending a dance In the new
opera house. Mike Clancy, a young
man of that place, after participating
in a couple of dance3, attempted to
jump and sit on a high window sill
to cool off. He lost his balance and
the first his nearby compaions
saw of him he plunged out of the
wicdo-v. He was picked up dead.
Orders Issued Containing Information Bel
atir9 to the Same.
THE RATE ON THE RAILROADS
Special Train for Transportation of De
rartmrnt Officials Meeting of Socialists
at Lincoln Other Hatters Ucra and
There In .Nebraska.
LINCOLN, July 8. Orders contain
ing information relative to transporta
tion to and from the thirty-fifth na
tional encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic at Cleveland, Ohio.
September 9 to 14, were issued from
the Nebraska department headquar
ters. A rate of 21. CO will prevail ever
all railroad lines frcm Omaha ar.d
tickets will be on sale from Septem
ber 7 to 10, good for final extension to
The department commander has ar
ranged for a special tarin for the
transportation cf department cSicerc-,
delegates, members of the department
? and kindred organizations. The route
will be over the Northwestern read to
Chicago and from there to Cleveland
by the Lake Shore. The train will
leave Omaha September 7 at 5 p. m.
and arrive in Chicago ct 7:45 a. m.
the following day. Departure from
Chicago will be at 10: SO and the train
will arrive at the destination at 7:30
p. m. of the same day.
It is announced that the train will
be decorated with bunting and grain
products of the state. The depart
ment of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Mon
tana and Wyoming has been invited
to join the Nebraska contingent.
Meeting of Socialist!.
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 8. As the
laws of Nebraska require the attend
ance of 200 delegates and the repre
sentation of two-thirds of the counties
to give a nomination convention a
legal standing the attempt of the so
cialists to put a state ticket in the
field was a failure.
Less than fifty delegates responded
to the call for a mass convention of
the socialists at Washington hall, and
there were only two counties repre
sented. It was necessary therefore to
forego the formality of nominating
for supreme judge and State univer
The small attendance, however, did
not prevent election of convention of
ficers, the adoption of a platform and
the delivery of several speeches. Geo.
E. Beard was elected chairman and
A. V Adair was made secretary.
OMAHA, July 8. Major R. S.
cox. department commander of
Grand Army of the Republic in Ne
braska, has invited the departments of
Colorado, Utah. Idaho, Montana and
Wyoming to join the Nebraska dele
gation in its trip to the national en
campment at Cleveland. O., September
9 to 14. A special train will leave
Omaha September at 5 p. m. It wi'.:
arrive in Chicago at 7:40 the next
morning and will reach Cleveland at
7:30 the evening of September C.
Arilinr Sullivan Drovrns.
FLORENCE. Neb.. July 8. Arthur
Sulivan, 13 years of age, the oldest son
of James Sullivan, was drowned in the
Missouri half a mile north of the
pumping station. He and three other
boys were bathing, when it is suppos
ed that young Sullivan became ex
hausted from being in the water so
long and sank before he cculd reach
the shore, the water being fourteen feet
deep. The body has not yet been re
covered. Vht Surprises Farmers.
SUPERIOR, Neb., July 8. The first
wheat of the new crop to be marketed
in Nuckolls county was sold to a deal
er in Mount Clare. Threshing is bring
ing a surprise to the farmers. The
straw was so short and the fields look
ed so insignificant that none of them
figured on more than a ten-bushel
crop. It Is threshing out sixteen to
eighteen bushels to the acre and
weighs sixty to sixty-one pounds.
fix Cows Killed by Engine.
STUART, Neb.. July 8. Saturday
night the passenger train going west
ran over six head of cows belonging
to Owen Hoffstott, a farmer half way
between this place and Newport, and
Fn'tyFnur Join Chnrch.
WYMORE, Neb., July 8. As a re
sult of the union gospel meetings In
this city recently there were forty-
four accessions to the church Sun
day. The State lteunlnn.
HASTINGS. July 8 The state re
union of Nebraska Grand Array men
will be held at Hastings. August 26 to
31. The Spanish-American war sol
diers. Women's Relief corps and Sons
and Daughters of Veterans will also
hold their annual reunion at Hastings
the same days.
Major R. S. Wilcox has named Ju
lius Neubaruer of Sidney chief muster
ing officer of the Grand Army of the
Republic in Nebraska.
For Teaching In Philippine.
LINCOLN, July 8. Superintend
ent Fowler is in daily receipt
of inquiries regarding the qual
ifications necessary for teaching
in the public schools of the Philip
pine islands. All over Nebraska
school people are eager to enlist in the
government educational service and
many cf them have already received
appointments. In response to the let
ters of inquiry. Mr. Fowler has pre
pared a brief communication.
mm mi i
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latent Ouotation from South One aha
and Kana Citv.
Cattle Thpre was a fair run of cattle,
hut packers seemed to want the stun, am!
as a result the market rih! not show much
chansre from yesterday and everything
was sold In $rood season. Good to choice
beef steers were In active demand at just
about steady prices. As hiirh as $."..70 was
paid, which was the sami as yesterday's
best price. The lightweight cattle, how
ever, were rather neglected, particularly
it they were of common quality. There
were very few cows and heifers in th-;
yards, and as buyers alt wanted a few
the niaikrt on kooiI stuff was active and
Heady to stroiis. It did not take lonw
to clear the pens of all desirable grades,
j'nil oven the commoner kinds moved
quite freely at full J' steady prices. There
was nut much change noticeable in the
prices paid for bulls, calves and staRs,
but sellers found it easier to dispose of
th. ni tlia'i It was yesterday. There were
lint enough st ockers and ft eders in the
ards to make a test of the market to
day. The few that were offered sold at
just about steady prices.
IIoks There was just a fair run of
hows, but the quality of the offerings was
considerably better than yesterday. The
market opened with packt rs bidding a
little lower. ?"i.M) beini; the popular price,
but only a few loads chaiwd hands that
way. They soon raised their bids to
$3.S2'i and finally to ?.".::'- and $:.S."i. and
that is the way the Iihhm changed hands.
The Kt-ntral ini'.tktt today was Just about
steady with ytsttrday and the close was
si rent; at yesterday's bst prices. Th"
bulk cf all sales went at J.".
and a few of the choicer bu'ichcs brought
Sheep There was a liht run of shce-p.
and as paclurs were all anxious for sup
plies the market ruled very active an-1
all the way from 1.V to 35c higher than
yesterday. The lamti.s that sold yester
day for $1 00 brought $r..0' today, art!
wotheis sold as hlsh as while ewes
reached $::.!. It was evident that pack
ers wanted lhs stuff, even at the ad
vanced prices, and as a result the pen is
were soem cleared.
Cattle The supply was too laixe ti
maintain prices ar.d the market ruled
from lie tei L'.'.c lower choice dressed beef
steers, t7,.i:io; fair to K.iod. f i.Wij.i.
stockers and feeders. $:. l'i'i I..V): western
fed steers. H.Sn Texans and Indians,
?:.Su'H.si: Texas jjrass steers. S.MWi.l.T.";
cows. $2AVi4.tM; heifers. JU.Wfi 1.7." : bulls,
9Trn calves. l:t.tHi5i.",.t,o.
I loss Heavy hoes, a shade lower;
others, about Mc lower: top, J."i.H7,a: bulK
of sales, $."i.m.i :.&.-; heavy. $:..: :..!i72:
mixed packers. J.-i.xu'k.V.O: liuht. $5..'in'u
pips. $5. Hi ."...
Sheep and I. ambs Market strong to luc
higher; Iambs. $4.."ii."i.l'; wethers. $:;.'jwi
;:.'; Vcarllnss. $::.vvi i.4: ewes. $::.(ki',i::.t.".;
culls. S-.M i ?... : Texas rass sheep. '..SSt
MANY WHLCK VICTIMS.
Chicago & Alton Fatality I.int Length
ens to Include Seventeen Names.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 11. The
full horror of the train wreck on the
Chicago & Alton railroad near Hortun.
Mo., when a westbound passenger
train collided with a fast live stock
train, both going at good speed, was
not realized until tonight, when a
train loaded with bruised and scalded
persons arrived here and transferee!
its sufferers to the hospitals.
First reports of the accident indi
catd that four trainmen and two pas
sengers were killed outright. Of the
wounded who started for this city
rour were tieau oerore the train ar
rived and seven passed away at the
hospitals before midnight, making
seventeen deaths up to the present
time. In St. Joseph ?nd University
hospitals are thirty persons, at least
two of whom are expected to die. The
physicians will not give an opinion
as to the condition of the sufferers
Most of them were scalded by the
steam that issued from the locomo
tives, both of which were wrecked
and piled up in a heap of wreckage
with two of the passenger cars.
Identification of those of the dead
who passed away without regaining
consciousness was difficult, owing to
he fact that clothing had been hastily
stripped from the body in order to
give relief to the tortured flesh.
CONGRESSMAN MfRCER ABROAD.
He and a Party of Fellow Republicans
St 1 1 on McClellan For Manila.
NEW YORK, July 11. The trans
port McClellan sailed from Brooklyn
this afternoon for Manila in place of
the Ingalls, which was wrecked at
its dock. On board the McClellan
were United States Senator Bacon of
Georgia and Congressmen Dearmond
of Missouri. Mercer of Nebraska
Gaines of Tennessee, Green of Penn
sylvania. Weeks of Michigan. Joy of
Missouri and Jack of Pennsylvania.
Inspector J. C. Breckinridge of the
United States army wired this after
noon that he would not sail for the
Philippines on the transport McClel
lan today, but would leave by way of
San Francisco in a week.
Sniclde at Mareneo.
MARENGO. Ia.. July 11. The body
of John Stoeder, a German laborer,
was found below the bridge here on
the river bank. He is supposed to
Montana Is Storm Swept.
HELENA. Mont.. July 11. A cloud
burst occurred near Wickes, Mont.,
twenty-five miles from Helena, yes
terday, doing immense damage. The
Montana Central railway suffered
heavily, the railroad a short distance
from that town being damaged about
COO feet. Bridges were destroyed and
it will be several weeks before repairs
can be made. At Corbin the smelter
of the Livingston Smelting and Re
fining company was damaged.
Governor lafl's Secretary.
MANILA. July 11. Arthur" Fergu
son, former secretary of the United
States Philippine commission, has
been appointed secretary to Civil Gov
ernor Taft. Goynechea, formerly in
spector of the native police of Manila,
has been arrested charged with embez
zling from the police benefit fund. Fif
ty more insurgents have surrendered
to Colonel Theodore J. Wint of the
Sixth cavalry In Albay province. They
took tue oath.
DAWES DOWN AND 00T;flA FLAN OF IRRIGATION
TeEtler3 President His Berignatbn tc
Take Effect October 1.
IN ILLINOIS RACE TOR SENATOR
The Comptroller Franklr States that lie
Wishes to Retire Only Itecaase He Has
the Other Oreat l'osltlon He Desires
WASHINGTON, July 6. Charles G.
Dawes, comptroller of the currency,
has tendered his resignation to the
president, to take effect October 1 next.
In answer to an inquiry Mr. Dawes
"I have resigned because of my in
tention to be a candidate before the
people of Illinois for United States
senator. It would not be possible for
me during the next year to make a
canvass for the senate and at the
tame time administer to my own sat
isfaction the important and responsi
ble otiiee I now hold. I am influenced
solely in this action by what seems
to me the plain proprieties of the sit
uation." Mr. Dawes' term of office would not
have expired until January, 1S03. His
letter to the president is as follows :
"WASHINGTON, July 5 Willian.
McKinley, Executive Mansion, Wash
ington: Sir In view of the fact that
I will be a candidate for the United
States senate frcm Illinois, I hereby
tender my resignation as comptroller
of the currency, to take effect October
1, next. Respectfully,
"CHARLES G. DAWES."
Mr. Dawes entered the office of
comptroller of the currency January
1, 1808, succeeding James II. Eckels,
and was immediately confronted by the
situation in the Chestnut Street Na
tional bank of Philadelphia, which was
cne of the most complicated ever con
fronting a comptroller.
He found it necessary, in the inter
est of the creditors of the bank, to
oppose the general plan of a reorgani
zation committee organized by promi
nent citizens of Philadelphia and for
a time Le was severely criticised there
for. His plan was followed, however,
and it is recognized as having saved
to the creditors of the bank a lien
upon other property which was not
contemplated by the reorganization
committee, from which they will prob
ably realize over 51.000.000.
He frequently expressed himself as
in favor of prompt action when con
vinced that the public interest re
quired action at all, and on this princi
ple he acted in the case of the Seventh
National bank of New York. Early
in his term he made a rule levying
a second assessment upon stockholders
of insolvent banks where the first as
sessment had been less than the law
authorizes and he established the prac
tice of rebating to stockholders such
portions of the prior assessment as
was determined by further liquidation
to have been excessive under the law.
This ruling changed-the long estab
lished practice of the office and was
upheld by the courts practically with
Comptroller Dawes also organized a
system of consolidation of insolvent
banks in the last stages of liquidation
in the interests of economy, so that
at the present time thirty-seven re
ceiverships are being administered by
two receivers with greatly reduced ex
penses. He also has uniformly has
tened the liquidation of insolvent
Upon entering office the fag ends
largely of the national bank failures
of the 1S93 panic were still undisposed
of. During the last four year he has
collected $2ri,000,000 cash from these
assets, which covered every description
Penfdon Report Ready Soon.
WASHINGTON. July C Hon. H.
Clay Evans, commissioner of pensions,
called on the president to bid him
farewell before his departure for Can
ton. He toid Mr. McKinley that he
had been taking an inventory of all
pension claims on hand; that he would
have his annual report ready soon and
asked the president if he had instruc
tions or orders to give. The president
made no suggestions. The report will
arpear in a few days.
Runaway Indian Arrented.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, July 6. Eddie
Powells, a runaway Indian boy from
the Oneida reservation at Green Bay,
Wis. was arrested in the Northwest
ern railroad yards. He will be held
until the agent at the reservation ia
Throii" Around lll Ilody.
DETROIT. July G. All day and un
til 11 o'clock the line of humanity
which came to take a last look at the
body of Governor Pingree continued
unbroken. At times it extended but
two blocks from the entrance to the
city Ltd I, but from 6 this evening un
til 11 the crowd was enormous. Three
and four abreast the line extended
from the Michigan avenue entrance of
the city hall, five blocks distant.
Workingmen were present largely.
To Ituiltl to L.O A a eel e.
SAN FRANCISCO, July C Several
of the officers of the San Pedro, Los
Angeles & Salt Lake railroad have ar
rived here. In the party are United
States Senator Thomas Kearns of
Utah, a director of the company; R. C.
Kearns of St. Louis, first vice presi
dent; J. Ross Clark of Lcs Angeles,
second vice president of the road, and
T. E. Gibbon or IiOS Angeles, tnira
Tice president and general counseL
They leave for Los Jjigeles soon.
Secretary Smiley of the Kansas
Grain Dealers' association, after mak
ing personal investigation, Eaid the
oats crop in Kansas will be the worst
failure in ten years.
Samuel Moffat, the oldest brother of
David Moffat, of Denver, Colo., died in
Hudson, N. Y. In 1837 he established
the Bank of Nebraska, said to be the
second west of the Missouri river.
J. R. G. Pitkin, ex-postmaster of
New Orleans and ex-minister to the
Argentine Republic, and president of
the Transmississippi Commercial con
gress, died suddenly at New Orleans.
A commission of thirtyt-wo perscn:i
has returned to Lima, Peru, from an
exploration of the River Santa Chu
quicara. The members report that
they found plenty of gold in the river.
The grasshopper situation in some
sections of Minnesota is alarming. The
Red River valley is suffering. In
many places the insects have cleared
up acres of young wheat, flax and
Hon. Mortimer Nye, ex-lieutenant
governor of Indiana, and one of the
best known men in public life in La
Porto, was ttricken with paialys's at
Union -ills just as he closed a Fourth
of July address.
George W. Partridge, for eight years
piivate secretary to Zach Chandler,
former United States senator from
Michigan and ex-secretary of the in
terior, was found dead in btd at his
home at Detroit.
The state department has received
information cf the death from sun
stroke on the 5th instant of Robert
O'Neil Wickersham, vice and deputy
commercial agent of the United States
at Castellemar Di Stabia. Italy. He
had been in the consular service since
The Washington correspondent of
the New York Herald is authority for
the statement that Frank W. Hackett
will tender his resignation as assistant
secretary of the navy in the fall.
Charles H. Allen the governor of Por
to Rico, has been suggested as his suc
cessor. General Daniel E. Sickles is serious
ly ill in Pleasantviile, N. Y.. at the
home of Village President Daniel P.
Hayes. He went there on the Fourth
af July to make an address to the
residents and has been so ill ever
since that he has had to remain with
The endowment rank of the Knights
of Pythias has a deficit of $2l'5.2i7.
This announcement was made by Su
preme Commander Ogden II. Fethers
io the supreme lodge of the order,
which has been assembled in Chicago
ror the purpose or looking into the
affairs t;f the rank.
The navy department received a ca
ll gram announcing the departure cf
Rear Admiral Cromwell aboard his
flagship, the Chicago, from Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, for St. Vincent, Canary
islands. enroute to the Mediterranean
to assume his new duties as commander-in-chief
of the European station.
An appeal for the relief of fire suf
ferers at Versailles. O.. has been sent
out by Mayor Goldcrwoof and Rev. W.
M. Baker, pastor of the Christian
church of that town. They state that
100 people are homeless, many desti
tute and several injured as the resul
of the fire which devastated Versailles
Ernest Reid. colored, was hanged at
Carthage. Mo., for the murder of his
wife, Januaiy 19, 1900.
Mir. L. P. Kennedy of North To
peka. Kan., has been appointed s
seamstress at the Winnebago Indian
Secretary Hitchcock has decided that
there is no authority of law permit
ting a delay until October 1 in the
opening of the Wichita Indian reser
vation in Oklahoma, as desired by cer
tain cattle interests
Secretary Hitchcock said he antici
pated no serious trouble with "snon-
ers" at the opening of the Oklahoma
lands in August. He said there might
be several thousand people now cn the
lands, but there was no reason to be
lieve that they would not be gotten oft
Governor Allen, who will hand to
President McKinley the request of the
Porto Ititan assembly that free trade
be established between that country
and the United States, will leave San
Juan July 13 on the Mayflower. He
will be accompanied by Mrs. Allen
.lames Reyburn of Bloomington. 111.,
was lulled by tramps aau nid ui.-uy
...... i m. 1 . 1 1
was found in a box car at East Alton.
The steams!; ip City of Seattle has
arrived at Seattle. Wash., from Lynn
Canal, with a Klondike treasure cargo
The vacation season is thought to be
responsible for the apparent disap
pearance of something like $ir.,000.000
cash known to have been received by
the New York City banks from inte
rior points since the first week of
Ex-Congressman Stone of Missouri
died suddenly in Asbury Park, N. J.
Jacob S. Rogers, formerly owner of
the Rogers' locomotive works of Pat
erson. N. J., was found dead in his
room in the Union League tlub. in
A third bridge is to be built across
the Mississippi at St. Louis.
According to the historical records,
the first swine in America were
brought from Spain by Christopher
Columbus on his second voyage, in
Fourteen buildings were destroyed
by fire of an unknown origin at Globe,
Jerome A. Fillmore has resigned his
position as manager of the Pacific sys
tem of the Southern Pacific com-
Colossal Undertaking Proposed for Scotts
Bluffs and Cheyenne.
THE DIGGEST YET E0R MB ft ASK A.
Projected Canal Would Add Sixty
Thousand Acres to the Irrigated Strip
North of the Platte Miscellaneous
LINCOLN, July 6. -A plan for ir:
rigating on a colossal scale a long
strip of land north of the Platte river
in Scotts Bluffs and Cheyenne coun
ties has been brought to the attention
of State Engineer Dobson and a com
mittee of citizens residing in Scotts
Bluff county is searching anxiously
for capital with which ta back th-
scheme. The territory through which
it is proposed to run the principal
canal has been organized Into an irri
gation district and $100,000 of boncK
have been voted for the purpose of
raising funds to complete the work
"It Is undoubtedly the biggest irri
gating scheme ever attempted in the
state," said Mr. Dobson. "The people
who are pushing it started their work
quite a while ago and they have con
structed already a canal of upward-
of twenty miles in length, extending
from a point on the Platte river, very
near the Colorado line, eastward and
about parallel with the river. They
say they have invested approximately
$100,000 In this canal and it is esti
mated that $400,000 will be required
to complete it."
The district Included in the plan
would be the owner of the canal. The
residents of the territory have voted
the bonds, and if these can be disposed
of for cash the work will be pushed.
Completed, the canal would be about
fifty or sixty miles in length. It
would follow closely the banks of the
river for a mile or so and then east
for the remainder of the distance.
THE NEW GAME LAW.
Deputy Warden tines Not. Anticipate
Trouble in Knforclng Same
LINCOLN, July C George B. Simp
kins, deputy game warden, said that
he did not anticipate any serious diffi
culty in enforcing the game law which
was passed by the last legislature.
The law went into effect July 2 and
the deputy and under deputies are al
ready on the lookout for violations,
but do not expect to find many.
"The railroad, express and trans
portation companies have assured me
that they will abide by the provision
of the act, and this is a long step in
the right direction," said Mr. Simp
kins. "Everywhere people seem to
think that the law is a good one. and
I don't think there will be many efforts
made to break it."
The office of the game warden wa
opened at the state house. Mr. Simp
kins will have full charge of the de
partment and will probably devote
considerable of his time to directing
the movements of the under deputies
from the office at the state house, but
he will be in the field a good share
of the time.
Killed While Drinking Ileer.
ELK CREEK. Neb., July C Otto
Mucler, a farmer 23 years of age, near
this place, was trying to open a bot
tle of beer and. being unabla to pull
the cork out, he pushed it In. It caus
ed the bottle to explode, driving a
three-cornered piece of glass into one
of his limbs and cutting an artery. He
bled to death in thirty minutes and be
fore Dr. Roll, who was summoned from
this place, could get there.
Disease Among Stock.
DEWITT, Neb., July 6. A peculiar
disease which the veterinary surgeons
find difficult to understand and which
is proving fatal in a number of cases,
is attacking hoFses and cattle in thla
vicinity. The animals attacked ap
pear in almost their usual health tip
to within twenty or thirty mnutes of
their death, when symptoms appear
and soon after the animals fall to the
ground where they die in a short time
after hard struggles.
Condition nf the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, July 5. Following
Is a statement of the treasury balance
in the general fund, exclusive of the
$17i0,000,000 gold reserve in the divis
ion of redemption: Available cash
balance, $172,603,544; gold, $98,314,
002. C hoice Tattle for Fxhlbltlnn.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 6. Nebraska
will be represented in the National
Stock show in Kansas City in October
by a selected lot of the finest Duroc
Jersey hogs that can be found in the
state. This was decided at a special
state meet lg of swine breeders. Tha
object Is to have the exhibit consist
of the best Duroc hogs that can be
found among the cattle exhibited al
the state fair. Twenty-five stock own
ers attended the meeting.
License for Osteopathy.
LINCOLN. July C The osteopath
aw paaseu oy cue last legislature
ic ginning to bear fruit. On the 2d.
just a little over twenty-four nors
after the law went into effect, the state
board of health granted license cer
tificates to twelve graduates of the
osteopath school of healing. Twenty
graduates of the allopath school were
started on a professional career with
frebh sheepskin certificates. Continued
rush Is expected.
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