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HASTINGS TO GET BOTH
Interstate Eeunioa and Nebraska Grind
Ann j Meet at Same Time.
A GRAND GOOD TIME IS EXPECTED
An A zed Man Meets Deal b on the Rail
t Aaboro Slate Teachers' Association
Meeting Miscellaneous Nebraska Mat
ten of Interest.
HASTINGS, Neb.. July 31. By a
recent action cf the board of adminis
tration of the Interstate Reunion asso
ciation, the annual reunion will be
held here in connection with the Ne
braska Grand Army reunion. The re
union has usually been at Superior.
Last year Isaac Led toy t. secretary of
the Hastings Commercial club, attend
ed tae Superior meeting and extended
an invitation to the Interstate associa
tion to join the Nebraska runion here,
A conditional promise was given at
that time. Recently J. J. Buchanan,
manager of the Nebraska runion, at
tended the meeting of the board of ad
ministration and renewed the invita-
THE NEBRASKA GUARD.
Adjutant-General Colby Forwards Certif
icate to Washington.
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 29. Adjutant
General Colby has sent a certificate to
the war department at Washington
certifying the number of men in ac
tive service in the Nebraska National
Guard the past year. On this certifi
cate the appropriation from the gen
eral government for the guard is bas
ed. Last year the appropriation
amounted to about $17,000. It will be
about the same tnis year. The adju
'ant general's statement shows that
2.077 men were regularly organized,
iniformed and in the service of the
state during the year ending June 30,
1901. This number comprises 127
commissioned officers and 1,950 en
listed men. The average attendance
ot officers and men at drills and pa
rades was 1,007.
The adjutant general has ordered
mother list of officers of the Nebras
ka National Guard to appear at his
jfflce at 9 a. m. Wednesday, August
7. to stand examination as to their
atness to hoid commissions in the
;uard. The state military board will
llso meet on the same day. The ex
amining board will comprise Colonel
THIEVES PLEAD GUILTY
Jude "Westover Gives Them From One to
Five Years Each. .
tion. Mr. Buchanan has now received Ernest II. Tracy, Major William K.
this letter, which settles the matter:
SUPERIOR. Neb., July 27. Colonel
J. J. Buchanan. Dear Sir: I have just
bten in communication with the coun
cil of administration of the Interstate
Reunion association and they have
agreed to adjourn our reunion to Hast
ings. I therefore await your invita
tion and action in the matter. I will
issue a general order when I hear from
you. Yours in F. C. and B.,
C. E. ADAMS, Commander.
Efforts are being made to secure the
attendance of another local reunion.
Nebraska at Washington.
Wood and Major It. Emmett Giffin.
7aptain Charles M. Richardson, com
pany L, First regiment, is the only
officer of his renk in the list of those
to be examined. The first lieutenants
re: A. M. Hull, quartermaster. First
regiment: George T. Norihen, com
pany I, Second regiment; Leroy V.
Patch, company A, Second regiment;
George H. Emery, company L, First
r3ime;tt; Herald 'Bednar, company
K, Second regiment; Edwin F. Wil-
helmy, company C, Second regiment.
The second lieutenants are: Henry
Olson. company I, First regiment; Ar
thur R. Marshall, company A, First
ill FROM KEYA PAYA CCINTY
Five of Them Confess Stealing Horses
and Cattle A Richardson County
Doctor Ruined by Cocaine Other Ne
braska Slatters Here and There.
BASSETT, Neb., July 30. Judgs
Westover held a special term of court
at Springview for the purpose of re
ceiving the plea of guilty of the cattle
and horse thieves recently arrested
in Keya Paha county and who have
confessed their crimes. Picas of guilty
were entered by the following named
persons, whose sentences are: Brewer
Hellyer, horse stealing, ilve years; Jo
seph S. Bingham, cattle stealing, five
years; George Pens?, cattle stealing;
one year; William Hastings, cattle
stealing, two years; Ira Johnson, cat
tie stealing, two years. All of these
men will be taken to the penitentiary
in a few days.'
Grant Hoover, who is out on bail
charged with cattle stealing, will have
his trial in October. The men who
were sentenced ara all ranchmen ex-
ept Pense. He is but 20 years old
and lives with his aged parents.
INTERSTATE OLD SETTLERS.
WASHINGTON. July 21. Bids were regiment; Charles E. Brown, company
opened at the Indian office for the con
struction of a new school building and
frame hospital at the Genoa. Neb., In
dian school. The bidders were Andrew
Keavitt of Omaha. $22,960 for school
and $5,730 for hospital; James H.
Owens. Minneapolis. $27,990 for school
and $7.WJ for hospital: D. W. Her
man. Norfolk, school $23,250. hospital
$.1."0: J. J. Hangin. for plumbing.
$1,810. for heating. $4,116; George P.
Rich of St. Edwards. Neb., school $31,-
250. hospital Jii.;GS.
E. Second regiment; John T. Cham
bers, company K. Second regiment;
Charles M. Anderson, company C,
Second regiment; William H. Ray.
company I, Second regiment; Clayton
I. Norton, company B, Second regi
ment; William S. Baldwin, troop A.
Killed on the Road.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. July 31. William
Speke. agpd 72 years, was struck by
an engine in the I'nion Pacific yards
and almost instantly killed. Stories
are conflicting as to how the accident
happened. He was quite deaf and it
is supposed did not hear the train, as
be was crossing the tracks. When
picked up he was unconscious and
lived only a short time.
Deputy Game Wardens.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 29. Gover
nor Savage has appointed the follow
ing deputy game wardens to serve
without compensation: A. J. Shirley
of Ord. for Valley county; J. A. Ed
wards of Franklin, for Franklin coun
ty; G. W. Whitehorn of Spencer, for
Boone county; I K. McGaw of Osce
ola, for Polk county; W. A. Myers of
Alma, for Harlan county; J. E. Cox
of Cairo, for Hall county; M. H. Bru
ning of Cedar Bluffs, for Saunders and
Slill Good For Half a Crop.
FILLEY, Neb., July 30. The drouth
which has prevailed for the last twen
ty three days, with temperatures run
ning over 100 degrees each day, was
broken by a copious rain of about two
inches. It came just in time to save
the corn crop, which was needing rain
badly. The early corn has been heav
ily damaged, but with good rains from
now on late corn will make a good
half crop or more. Pastures and veg
etation will be greatly revived and ev
erybody is rejoicing.
Narrowly Escaped Drowning.
CALLAWAY, Neb.. July 30. Frank
Johns, a Broken Bow young man who
was here with the ball players, came
near drowning. He and a number of
friends were in bathing below the
water wheel of the mill when young
Johns got into the whirlpool and was
unable to get out. With the assist
ance of others he succeeded in get
ting ashore, but it was a close call.
Moneers of Nebraska and Kansas t Meet
at Hob Scott's.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 27. Early
settlers in the territory which includes
Nemaha and Pawnee counties in Ne
braska and the two adjoining coun
ties just below the state line in Kan
sas have formed an Interstate Old
Settlers' association and on July
and August 1 the organization will
have its first annual meeting. The
gathering will be at Turkey creek.
in Bob Scott's grove, a section which
usuies prominently in tne pioneer
history cf the state and which is said
to have been the camping place of
John Brcwn, the Harper's Ferry hero
Thirty years' continued residence in
the territory is the requirement ol
membership, but everybody is invited
to attend the meeting.
f s-m a .
joemor ravage nas accepted an
invitation to represent Nebraska at
the gathering. He will deliver an ad
dress before the assemblage on Au
gust 1. J. Sterling Morton of Ne
braska City. Governor Stanley and
Congressman Bailey of Kansas are
also named on the program.
TRE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Wanted the Bridge To Burn.
WYMORE, Neb.. July 27. The west
approach of the Burlington bridge No.
39, across the Blue river, about a mii
east of town, was discovered to be on
fire about 11 o'clock at night by Frank
Crawford. While returning to town
he gave the alarm. He wa3 met by a
stranger who trid to get him not to
give the alarm, and failing in the at
tempt he fired three shots at Craw
ford, none of whicn took effect, how
ever. The bridge gang succeeded in
putting out the fire but not until threo
spans of the bridge had burned.
Find Evidence of Guilt.
HASTINGS. Neb.. July 27. Coinei
den twith the removal of the post
office seeming proof of the guilt of Ed
Bexton was found. His November re
ports as money order clerk were in
complete, and the department at
Washington has been annoyed there
by. Bexton insists that he had for
warded the reports. When the miss
ing report was discovered and Bexton
confronted with it he confessed to
issuing a forged money order tor
twenty dollars. Further developments
are looked for.
Cresocus Establishes New World's Record
BEATS ABBOT'S TIME HALE SECOND
Goes la 2:0 3-4 Over Coarse that Seems
Trifle Heavy Takes the Running
Mates First Half MUm in 1:01 and the
Next is 1:01 3-4.
Child Drown In Water Tank.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. July 31.
Mike Bauer, the 4-ytar-oId sen of Mr.
and Mrs. John Bailor, was arowned in
u iare water tark at the home of his
rr rents, a mil south of the city. The
t-.nk was placed about eighty rods
fr;m t!i- house and contained about
five fee c-f water.
Wheat .trr.a;. and Tield Hi-. I
f i r..ii hj.x. .c!).p juiy si. i nn
winter what acreage in this vicinity,
as well as the entire county, was much,
larger than any previous year, the
mo.-;t of it yielding twenty to thirty
b-jshels per acre In this vicinity.
Heeded Not the Warn Inf.
M'COOK, Neb., July 29. Ben Glas-
son of Nelson, Neb., was struck by an
engine on the Narrows, about a mile
cast of McCook. and instantly killed.
Gl.tsson was walking along the track
and heedless of the stock whistle
sounded, attempted to cros3 the track
.u front of the train at a curve. He
was struck back of the head, dashed
to one side cf the track and instantly
Killed. The coroner's iurv exonerated
I the railroad -nmtnnv frnm hlnme
Noed Fcr Killing a Deer.
PAWNEE CITY Neb . July 30. Odo
and Art Percival of the south part of
the county were tried before the coun
ty judge under the old gtme law for
killing a deer. The act was committed
last winter. The case was prosecuted
by the county attorney, the jury
brought in a verdict of guilty and a
fine of $20 each was imposed. The
case was appealed by the defendants.
Rank at Clearwater.
LINCOLN. July 31. The Clearwater
State lank has filed articles of incor
poration, he capital stock is $5,000
paid up. The incorporators are How
ard J. Whitmore. John E. Whitmore,
Myrta M. Whitmore, Mary Freeman
and C. I Wattles.
Cow Derails a Train.
CHAPPELL. Neb.. July 31. No. 18.
an east-bound freight, collided with a
cow just east of the depot and rolled
her under the train in such a way
that two refrigerator cars were de
railed and completely demolished.
Killed be Lightning-
BRAINARD. Neb.. July 31. Albert
McKnight. while on his way from his
farm to Brainard. was struck by light
ning and instantly killed. His wife
nd 10-year-old boy, who were with
him. escaped with slight injuries.
Beatrice Frond of Khullz.
BEATRICE. Neb.. July 31. A tele
gram received here brought the glad
tidings that Hugo Shultz. who was
recomended by Congressman Stark for
a cadetship at West Point, passed the
Rich Farmer In Hospital.
OAKLAND. Neb.. July 31. Hon.
Robert Hanson, an honored citizen and
leading farmer, was taken to St. Ber
nard hospital at Council Blufrs, la. Mr.
Hanson's trouble began about two
months ago. and has taken the form of
a melcancholy or brooding over loss
of crops and coming to want. The
supposition is that he was overheated
while working in the hay field. He
lias 300 acres of the choicest land In
Folk Co u ii IT Farm Hand Killed.
OSCEOLA. Neb.. July 30. Mik3
jSottka was killed on the farm of O.
A. Gadeka. seven miles north of Osce
ola. The hando on the place were
stacking wheat, and Soctka was on a
lead, coming in from the field, when
the load slid off, throwing Soctka un
der the wagon. The wheels passed
over him and broke his neck.
Howe's Welcome Home.
AUBURN. Neb., July 29. The work
of the committee having in charge
preparations for the reception of Hon.
Church Howe, United States consul,
Sheffield, England,, on his return
home, July 30, is about completed.
Large posters announcing the date,
with half-tone portrait of Mr. Howe,
are being freely displayed in all parts
of the city. The Pawnee City band of
thirty pieces has been engaged for the
Snei Head of Geneva Home.
FREMONT, Neb., July 27. Miss
Anna Strellner of Ames has begun ac
tion against B. R. B. Weber, formerly
superintendent of the industrial
school at Geneva, and others of the
instructors and managers, for $10,000.
She alleges that during the year 1900,
for some alleged infraction of the
rules, she was kept for seven days
and nights in a cell without sufficient
clothing. As a result of her exposure
one of her arms became diseased and
will probably have to be amputated.
Field or Wheat I turn.
DIXON. Neb., July 30. Hunter3 ac
cidentally set fire to a sixty-acre field
of wheat belonging to J. W. St3ll. post
master at the country postoffice, St.
Peter, twelve miles north of Dixon,
and the entire field was consumed.
The names of the hunters are not
Farmer's Narrow Escape.
ASHTON, Neb., July 29. Adam
Frederick, a farmer living five miles
north of here, was overcome by heat
while mowing hay in a deep ravine,
He fell in front of the rowing ma
chine and .t passed over his body. He
was carried home unconscious and
Dr. Howard of Ashton called, who
found two ribs broken and othej- in
ternal injuries. His condition is seri
Another Suspect Arrested.
SPRINGVIEW, Neb., July 29. Dep
uty Sheriff Hackler arrested William
Hastings for alleged cattle stealing.
He pleaded not guilty at the prelim
inary hearing and was bound over to
the October term of district court in
the sum of $1,500. This is the fifth
one of the Helyer and Bingham men
that have been arrested in the last
State Teachers Association.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 31. The next
session of the Nebraska State Teach
ers, association will be held in Lincoln
December 31, January 1, 2 and 3.
Tuesday evening, December 31, there
will be a high school debate and an
adjourned meeting from October of the
educational council. Wednesday morn
ing. January 1, there will be a spelling
match; Wednesday afternoon, aux
iliary sections; Wednesday evening,
Land Seekers From Pawnee.
PAWNEE CITY, Neb., July 29. Out
of about thirty who went to El Reno
to secure land, about twenty are yet
there, and will stay till after the
drawing. Quite a number went down
Friday and will take up their resi
dence with those already there. They
report the weather pleasant and the
night3 cool and are getting along well.
There are over fifty thousand people
camped on about a square mile at El
Urnnth. Chinch Boca and Hoppers.
OVERTON, Neb., July 22. Gram
harvest is over and fall wheat and
rye will make a good yield. Spring
wheat and oats are badly injured by
drouth, chinch bugs and grasshoppers
and will not make to exceed one
fourth of a crop. The second crop of
alfalfa will yield about one-half as
much as the first crop. The corn is
standing the drouth exceedingly well
and with rain In a few days will not
be Injured to exceed 20 per cent.
Slagged and Robbed.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., July 30.
A. H.Earley, a farm hand, hailing
from Syracuse, while out walking with
a girl whom he met on the street, was
slugged and robbed. The robber wore
a mask, but the man recognized him.
The police placed the girl. May Var
ney. in jail as an accomplice. The rob
May Change Division Point.
SIDNEY, Neb.. July 29. There Is
a well authenticated rumor that the
Union Pacific railroad will cut out
Cheyenne as a division point and run
Its passenger crews from Ncrth Platte
to Laramie and freight tvews from
Sidney to Laramie.
Kepubliran State Convention.
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 27. The re
publicans of the state of Nebraska
are called to mc?t in convention at the
auditorium in Lincoln on Wednesday.
August 2S, 1901. for the purpose of
placing in nomination candidates for
the following offices: One judge of
the supreme court, two regents of the
university of the state of Nebraska,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may regularly come before
Blackleg Amon; Cattle.
CALLAWAY, Neb.. July 27. Black
le ghas again made its appearance in
this locality, many cattle having met
death from its effects the past week.
The cattlemen are busy vaccinating
their herds, and otherwise guarding
against the disease. Numerous re
ports also come to the effect that
many fat hogs are dying from the in
CLEVELAND. O.. July 27. Amid
the enthusiastic cheers of nearly 10,
000 people Cresceus, the world's cham
pion trotting stallion, again demon
strated that he is the peer of all trot
ters by trotting a mile this afternoon
over the Glenville track in 2:02.
This establishes a new world's record
for both sexes, replacing the former
world's record of 2:03 U, held by The
Owing to the heavy rains of last
night the track was not in the best
of condition today and it was about
6:30 p. m. before it was deemed to be
in safe condition to warrant making
the attempt. At times the sun's heat
had been replaced by cool breezes.
Even then there were few horsemen
who looked for a mile better than
-:03. After having been given several
preliminary miles, George Ketcham
came out with the stallion to attempt
wnat seemed an impossible feat.
Ketcham nodded for the word on the
hird score, the horse trotting like a
Accompanied by a runner, the chest
nut stallion fairly flew to the quarter,
the timers' watches registering just
As Cresceus swung into the back
stretch he was joined by a second
runner, and although many predicted
that the footing was such as would
retard his speed he reached the half
1:01. As the time was hung out
the immense crowd broke out in
cheers. The three-ouarters nole was
reached in 1:214, ana as the great
stallion trotted into the stretch, a run
ner on either side, his machine-like
Btride was fairly eating up the dis
tance. Never once faltering, notwithstand
ing the terrific clip, he fairly flew to
the wire being sustained only by his
indomitable courage not being touch
ed once by the whip, his sole urging
being the driver's voice and the thun
dering hoof beats of the accompanying
As the time for the mile was an
nounced 2: 02-74 and the immense
crowd realized that a new world's
record had been established, Ketcham
and his favorite stallion received an
ovation such as has been but seldom
witnessed on a race track. Thoucands
of people rushed out on the track and
Ketcham was lifted trom the sulky
and carried to the grand stand on the
shoulders of admirers. Cneer after
cheer rent the air and the name of
Cresceus was upon the lips of every
"Ketcham," "Ketcham." yelled the
crowd, and the owner of the sturdy
son of Robert McGregor was almost
carried to the judges' stand, where he
delivered a brief address.
Cresceus now not only holds the
worlJ's trotting record for both sexes,
but last week at the Detroit grand
circuit meeting, by trotting in 2:00"4
and 2:03 in his race against Charley
Ilerr, secured the world's record for
the two fastest heats ever trotted in
a race, his second mile in 2:05 also
being a new world's record for the
fastest mile ever trotted in a race,
and also the fastest second heat ever
La-test Quotations From South
and Kansas City.
Cattle The re was a light run of cuttle
and as packer were all in need of frewit
Kupplies the market was the most active
seen here In some IKtle time. The beef
J BRIEx TELEGRAMS.
Bi-hop John Moore died at his home
in St. Augustine surrounded by all the
priests of Florida.
I- M.' Piatt, for forty years a leading
steer market could be unoteil active and fjothing merchant of Dubuque, died on
lOfir.c higher than yesterday. For the . , ,,. ... - .
-i i. . i-n.o-. a train near Warren. 111., of apoplexy
week prices hare advanced all of l.vxi2ye. ' '
and In some case mor-. it was simply
a case of where the packer wanted cat
tle and there were scarcely enough to
Ko around, and- as a. result they had to
pay what sellers asked. The cow market
also improved to a considerable extent
end could be quoteed safely 10c higher,
anil in many cases advances of 15c were
noted. As compared with the close of
last week the market is fully lWiiO.?
higher. Bulls, calves and stags all Join
ed in the general advance aiul very sat
isfactory prices were paid. The stockcr
and feeder market took on more life
than has been noted In some time and
yard traders bought them up in a hurry
at an advance over yesterday's price of
I'Xfiljc, or a good c higher than last
Hogs There was not a particularly
heavy run of hogs, and as reports from
other points were favorable to the selling
interests the market here opened S.''iI0c
higher and closed KVSl.V: higher than yes
terday. It was an active market from
start to finish and everything was out
of lirst hands early in the morning. Even
the lighter weights this morning sold
without much difficulty, as packers were
all anxious for supplies, and there were
no more on sale than they wanted. On
rhe tart a few loads sold mostly from
f5.."i0 to $."1.0.".. but packers soon had to
raise their bids and t lie bulk of the good
mixerf hogs began selling at $5.55 and
Sheef There was the heaviest run of
heep that has arrived in some time,
which gave packers an opportunity to
pound the market. Sellers were holding
lor steady prices and as a result th.;
market was very slow and draggy. !t
was mther lute before much of any
thing was done and when the sheep did
begin to change hands it was generally
on a basis of a lOilae decline. Iimhs.
however, were in better demand an 1
brought good, strong prices, as high as
J5.m being paid.
CattTe Xative beef steers and Texans.
steady and lufel5c higher; cows and heif
ers and stockers and feeders, 10tf2.V
higher; choice export and dressed be.f
steers. $5. rWi 5.90; fair to good. J4..Mrfi5.4):
stockers and feeders. Ayti.'27,; western
fed steers. $4..'Mi 5.50; western rang?
steers. $T-sefi 1.25; Texans and Indians.
$::.25i 4.15: Texas cows. ?2.Tor';3.25; native
cows, $2.'Wi4.;3; heifers. -.Wii.K; can
ners. 1. 75 2.50; bulls. $2.5c.j4.25: calve..
Hogs .Market 5il5e higher: top price.
P.0; bulk. $5.5"f.7!o: heavy. V.Ufii.(t
mixed. Pi.mt: packers. J5.Wi5.75; light.
$5.2.".f5.75: pigs. $.'!.5f5.1"0.
Sheep and Lambs Market was steady;
Iamb-". J4.eKii4.Wi; muttons. $::.25'i4.i);
ewes, $l7.V?i3.25: range sheep, $:.25i3.S';
GLOBE TROTltR AT HOME.
;aston Stealer Returns to far Is When
Crowd Will He Largest.
PARIS. Aug. 1. Gaston Steigler.
who has been traveling around the
globe under the patronage of a paper.
was expected to arrive here yesterday
on his return and a considerable crowd
gathered during the afternoon at the
Northern station and again at 11
o'clock last night awaiting hi3 arrival
A special waiting room had been pro
fusely decorated with the tri-co!or ant
palms and this was reserved for the
Sicigler. however, in consequence of
the White Star liner Oceanic from New
York being three hours late at Liver
pool, missed the train for London that
he had planned to catch. He telegraph
ed that he would arrive in Paris early
today, traveling by the night mail, but
the paper wired him to leave London
this morning and to arrive here at
4:45 p. ni.. so that an elaborate day
light reception might be arranged. The
journey will thus have been accom
plished by Steigler in sixty-four days
and four hours.
Clou of Successful Institute.
NELSON. Neb., July 30. County
Superintendent V. T. Battenfield has
just closed the most successful county
teachers' institute ever held in Nuck
oils county. There were about 120
teachers in attendance.
May Go As a Missionary.
NEBRASKA CITV, Neb., July 30.-
Elder P. Van Fleet of Nebraska City,
who has for six years been the presid
ing elder for the Methodists of this
district, is considering an offer of a
position as a minister to ' Uruguay,
South America. Bishop McCabe has
written to the elder several times in
regard to the matter and insisted so
hard that he and his wife go down
there that the elder has taken the
proposition under advisement.
Klavator Man Injured.
GRAFTON. Neb., July 30. While
Burlington freight No. 71 was switch
ing in the yards here George Giffin, a
young man working in the O'Brien el
evator, was moving a car to get in
position to load. The freight crew
shoved a string of cars against the
car he was moving, forcing a bar that
be was uning through his leg. It was
fire minutes before the cars could be
moved to release him. lie will prob
Good Wheat Yield.
SEWARD, Neb.. July 27. The
wheat yield is even better than previ
ously reported. . Scarcely any fields
are turning out less than twenty-five
bushels per acre, while some have
gone over forty. One farmer living
in the south part of the county
threshed a field of 200 acres that av
eraged thirty bushels to the acre.
Fined for Violating Fish Lnw.
FREMONT, Neb., July 27. Deputy
Game Ward-in Carter had Charles
Benton and A. W. Burns arrested for
fishing in the Platte river with trot
lines containing more than five hooks.
They qlaimed they did not know
anything about the new law and were
let off with the lowest fine.
Populist State Committee.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 27 Chair
man J. II. Edmisten announces that
the populist state central committee
will meet in Lincoln on August 7. the
same date as that set for the meeting
of the free silverites and democrats.
Court Hon Bonds Defeated.
SEWARD, Neb., July 27. At the
special election held here, when an
$80,000 court house proposition was
voted upon, it failed to carry.
Thlrty-FlTO Cattle Stolen.
MINDEN Neb., July 27. A bold
piece of cattle rustling took place at
Ed Westing's place near Ileartwell,
in this county. A large herd belong
ing to several neighboring farmers
were in Mr. Westing's pasture. When
he went out to look them over he dis
covered that the herd had diminished
considerably. About thirty-five head
are missing and a reward of $10 h&s
been offered for tlie capture of the
SIN'S SLAUGHTER 01 HORSES.
Estimated 250 Have Been Killed in
South Dakota County
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., July 27. It
is estimated that the intense beat has
killed fully 250 horses in this, Minne
William Parkinson, well known
farmer living near Ber Clare, was in
stantly killed by lightning while har
vesting. Four horses he was driving
were killed by the same stroke. Par
kinson was aged 27 and leaves a wife
and child. His father and other rela
tives live in Sioux Falls.
Total Bonds Purchased.
WASHINGTON, July 27. The sec
retary of the treasury today purchased
short term bonds as follows: Two
thousand dollars 4s at $1.13.064 $1,500
5s at $1.09.2130, and $S0O 3s at $1.09.128.
he total amount purchased for ' the
sinking fund today is $15,954,109 at a
cost of $18,026,563.
Union Pacific Buys a Branch.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., July 27.
The Leavenworth & Lawrence branch
of the Union Pacific, which has been
in a receiver's hands for several years,
was sold, the purchase price being
$900,000. There was but one bidder
and the road was knocked down to
Judge W. R. Kelly of Omaha for the!
Union Pacific railway. Judge Kelly
stated that the receiver would be dis
charged at once and the road operated
as part of the. Union Pacific system.
PROf. HOWIE IS SHOT.
George W. Yenowlne, one of the best
known newspaper men in the wet.
died suddenly at Milwaukee, Wis., aged
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, widow of
the late president, and her daughter,
Elizabeth, are spending a season in tht
Richard B. Taylor, aged 80, and Mrs
Margaret Houston, aged GO, were mar
ried in Lincoln. The couple met only
six months ago.
Thirty-four insurgents, a majority of
them armed with rifles, have been cap
tured by the First cavalry in the Ba
tanzas province, P. I.
At Elko New. a heavy shock of
earthquake was felt. The vibrations
were from north to south and lasted
three cr four minutes.
At Fairmont, W. Va.. Fountain Gor
don, a negro, shot ami killed Belle
Campbell and - fatally wounded Mat
tie Simpson, both white.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the First National bank
of Alexandria, S. IX. to begin, business
with a capital of $25,000.
Governor Savage of Nebraska has
granted requisition papers for Bridge
Allender, who is being held in Holt
county on a charge of stealing horses
The state department has received a
message from CcTnsul General Stowe at
Capetown, stating that he will leave
there for the United States on a iteani
er sailing August 7.
Major Frank L. Dodds, judge advo
cate of the United States army at
Omaha, arrived at army headquarters
to relieve Captain Erwin, who has been
acting judge advocate.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, in jail under
thirty day?' sentence and fine of $100
and $18 costs, refused free pardon
from Governor Stanley, because the?
fine was not remitted.
A forest fire in the province of Jet
land. Sweden, has assumed great pro
portions. Three thousand troops have
been ordered to assist the men wh'
arc combating the flames.
Rear Admiral John Irwin, retired,
died at his residence at Washington.
D. C, after an illness of several
months, due to a complication of dis
eases. He was 69 years old.
The St. Frances mill, owned by the
Canada Paper company, and its con
tents, valued at a quarter of a million
dollars, were totally destroyed by fire
at Windsor, Ont. The plant was well
Edward J. Kelley. commodore of the
New Rochelle Yacht club, who was o
have entertained Admiral Schley on
his 3-acht. died suddenly at his cottage
on Premium Point of hemorrhage of
El Verde Rio Oil company filed ar
ticles of incorporation at Ogden. Utah.
Tiie paid-up capital is $1,500,000, th
company owning nearly 3.000 acres of
petroleum land in the heart of tli 3
Green River, Utah, oil fields.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Yerkes has ruled that in cases of es
tates coming within the legacy tax law,
the assessment of the government tax
must be made on the value of the es
tate on the day of the testator's death.
Acting Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Conrad directed the establish
ment of a first postoffice on the island
of Guam. It is located at Guam, the
chief point on the island, ranks as
fourth class and Antanasio Tarano
Perez has been appointed postmaster.
Capt. H. N. Royden of the Twenty-
Instructor of Nebraska State
Wounded by Gambler.
DENVER. Aug. 1. During a street sijth Infantry, now at San Francisco,
fight last night at 6:30 o'clock, started nas been or(lerel to Omaha to relieve
by three gamblers, three men, all by- First "tenant Berry from recruit-
standers, were shot. The wounded: mgoutj.
Prof. J. M. Howie. Nebraska Stan Tne Philippine insular government
Normal at Peru, bullet wound in calf
Oi' left leg.
Nicholas Schweiger, Denver.
C. R. West. Crowlie, Ind.
Adam Caspar, a disappointed gam
bler, started the trouble by drawing
his revolver and striking Barney
Boyce and his brother, Sam Boyce.
over the head. The Boyces drew re-
has saved $250,000 by the passage of
an act virtually declaring the stone
quarries at Marivales, in the Bataan
province, public domain, and authoriz
ing the utilizing of the stone in th?
harbor improvement. A Spanish com
pany claimed to have established title
to the quarries.
The announcement Is made that
volvers and all three began firing. They Mark Bennett, superintendent of the
were standing at Seventeenth and Cur- Piess department of the Pan-American
tis and the streets were crowded. None bureau of publicity, a well known
oi the men doing the shooting was in- newspaper man of Buffalo, will go to
jured. St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase
Cripple Creek Predurtion. ne president has granted a pardon
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. Aug. 1. to John F. Johnson, former president
The production of the mines of the f the State National bank of Logans-
Cripple Creek district during the
month of July was $2,312,500. an in
crease of half a million dollars over
the June production
Chicago Refuses Rush Orders.
CHICAGO, July 27. Four deaths
and six prostrations were the net re
sult of yesterday's heat and humidity,
the former being 82 degrees at its
highest in the weather bureau, which
means at least 5 degrees below the
street level temperature, and the hu
midity being 71. As the hot spell
grows in duration many of the transfer
and parcel delivery companies are re
fusing to acept rush orders because so
many horses have died from the heat
Sutton Wants to Keep Cereals.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. United
States Minister Leishman at Constan
tinople has sent to the state depart
ment a copy of a note verbale from the
Turkish minister of foreign affairs
prohibiting the exportation of cereals
from the district of Hay in the valyet
of Bashorah. An exception will be
made in the case of contracts already
signed. The minister says he is re
quested to draw the attention of his
countrymen to this decision.
Will Not Pay the Hhortas;e.
ROME. Ga., Aug. 1. V. T. Sanford.
tax collector of Floyd county, was in
dicted by the grand jury this afternoon
on charges of embezzlement. It is al
leged in the indictment that Sanford
is short $34,249. $15,424 being due tha
state of Georgia and $18,825 to Floyd
county. A guarantee company of Bal
timore is on Mr. Sanford's bond of
$125,000. The bond company denies
its liability on the bond, claiming the
authorities were negligent.
port, Ind., who was convicted of mis
appropriating funds of the bank and
ether violations of the national bank
Miss M. A. Hawley, Miss D. D. Bar
low and Miss Witherbee, Baptist mis
sionaries, who have just arrived from
Yokohama, report that for the first
time in the history of Japan there has
recently been a great revival of all de
nominations In that country.
W. W. Carpenter, a farmer, near
Fort Supply, I. T., committed suicide
because of the failure of his crops.
Dr. Milo B. Ward, one of the fore
most surgeons in Kansas City, died
from a complication of liver trouble
and enlargement of the heart.
In consequence of the establishment
of free trade between Porto Rico and
the United States the Jamaican govrn
ment is being urged to further and se
cure the ratification of reciprocity
which Is pending between Jamaica and
the United States.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Caroline Pitts Brown, wife of
Judge Henry Brown of the United
States supreme court, were held at the
home of Mrs. Brown's brother-in-law.
General Henry M. Daffield, at Detroit,
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