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PRESIDENT TO REVISE
Taft Goes to Sagamore Hill, Tak
ing His Notification Spech
DESIRES BOOSEVELTS ADYICE
Speech at Cincinnati Is To Be 12,000
Words in Length.
an Talk I-fo a Phonograph for
lb Ilrneflt of the Campaign
Fund Hitchcock. Con
ference I C towed.
Hot Springs, Va.. July 22. rres'.dent
Hoorevelt in to review in advance the
speech Jmljfe Taft will deliver In Cin
cinnati next Tuesday. "I have deridcd
to make th'.s speech what may be my
uoKt Important utterance of the cam
pnlgn. I have the highest regard for
the president's judgment regarding the
subjects to le dealt with, and a keen
appreciation of his wonderful ability
tor forceful expression. I want his
criticism, and 'this cannot he satisfac
torily obtained at Ion;? rancre. so I have
decided to jro to Oyster Bay."
Ijeaves for Cincinnati Friday.
This statement made by Taft Indi
cates his viewpoint regarding the an
nouncement f his intended trip, which
lie says is to be taken on his own and
not on the president's initiative. lie
will leave here with Carpenter, his
secretary, tonight, for Sa tea more Hill.
Taft has been invited to spend the
night its the guest of tin president, but
If he finds it possible to g't his speech
Jnto the hands of the printer at New
York before Friday he will return te
that city. In any event lie will leave
New York for Cincinnati Friday after
noon. This he says will give him two
days there before the notification cere
monies are upon him.
' President Consulted Throughout.
It has been made clear that through
out the preparation of the speech fre--quent
and extended consultation has
been had witli the president. The
niails, the telegraph and the telephone
have been used for this purpos- In
inphasiziiig the political imjortance
of the speech Taft said that the first
Intention to have the utterance only
n simple and formal acknowledgement
of the notification had been finally
abandoned, in view of the growing im
portance and number of the subjects
which seemed to crowd themselves for
ward for consideration. The speech
will doubtless contain approximately
12.000 words. No forecast of the sub
jects discussed and method of their
treatment will be made in advance
vith the consent of Taft.
BRYAN "CANS" SOME SPEECHES
GetA Paid for It and Donates the
Money to Politics.
Lincoln. Neb., July 22. Most of the
day at Falrvlew was spent by Bryan
In delivering short speeches on the is
Fnes of the campaign into a phono
graph. Previously he had made simi
lar speeches on the records of a com
peting concern. The intention is to
five the speeches wide distribution
throughout the country. Of his own
volition Bryan announced that he had
received $."00 from each of the two
concerns as compensation for his work.
When confronted with the suggestion
toy a newspaper man that he had ae--certed
money from corporations and
thereby had acted contrary to the de
clared policy of the Democratic party
Pryan said that the whole proposition
Tpras a commercial one, and that he
ery properly could accept pay for his
labors. The remittances were not re
tained by lira, but he turned them over
to the state and county Democratic
committees, respectively, as n ycrson il
Brjan intends visiting a picnic today
f the Grocers' and Butchers' associa
tion at Capital beach, where it is ex
pected he will deliver an address. In
tionor of the occasion all grocery siores
and butcher shops were closed today at
an early hour.
High aIove the electric wires of the
traction company the Taft banver
which met such an Ignominous fate the
night before the nomination of Bryan
fcas been again flung to the hree e.
Mutilated and begrimed the bamv-r
was stretched across the street in tV.e
Mme location from which it wa s.i'd
the Democrats had torn it from Its
moorings. On either side of it is a
T'nited States flag, hung as a n-f
warning that It will be protc-:e.l
against a repetition of vandalism. ITivi
lreds of people watched the pro-ed-Ing.
Closes with a Hanquet at Colorad-a
Springs Pike's Peak Greetings.
Colorado Springs. Colo.. July 22.
The Inter-Mo intaln Ilepubllean confer
ence came to a close with a din icr
given by Frank II. Hitchcock. ,: r
r.ian of the KcptiHit-:ui rati. ma! com
mittee, to the :i;-mbcrs of the nati'.'.iai
committer and state li.r riiicn win
j:nvf been here for the last three d.;ys.
Most of the westerners hive left tor
their homes. Ilitchi-ock and his imme
diate party left for Chir.g.i today.
The time here has been fully occup'e.l
by the Kcpublicnn politicians. Daring
the forenoon they ascended I'jke's
Peak on a special trin. On the trips
wp an 1 d wn Hitchcock conferred
with every politician indiv'dunilj. .t
the gumn.it protographs of the rarT
were taken nd telegrams were tmt
to Judge Taft and Representative
The telegram t: t!:e Kcpu' '.:.ti
standard bearer was went by II
cok and read a follows: ' lten, ii
crii lender from every j-tate est of
the Ml-souri river Jo n with iue im
pending you greetings from the tc-p
Pike's Teak. V e are on top nv.e. :.r
expect to be wl en the retrnis co ue in
next November. The d'spntch to the
Republican vice presidential c-n.;i!nlc
was nigned by UepieM'iitr.tlvc e:rge
W. Cook and W. A. Ilagg-rtf, of th r
state, and Bird MHJuIre. of Okl.'ihoma.
and was as follows: "Chairman Hitch
cock and party send congratulation
from Pike's Peak summit. Your ban
ner hoisted over the highest telegraph
pole In the world amid tumultuous
cheers." A severe storm with hail and
rain, thunder and lightning, added to
the granduer of the Journey down the
Hitchcock has a busy programme
mapped out for the next week or ten
days. He will reach Chicago tomorrow
night and will meet several leaders
from the central states with whom he
already has engagements. Monday
morning he will leave Chicago for Cin
cinnati to attend the notification cere
monies. BISHOP POTTER IS DEAD
Eminent Episcopal Divine of New
York Is Called from Labor
Unto I test.
Cooperstown. N. Y.. July 22. Bishop
nenry Cod man Potter, of the Episco
pal diocese of New York, died here last
night. Deatii followed a sickness of
, BISHOP HENRY C. POTTER,
several weeks, which began with stom
ach trouble and developed complica
tions. For the past week the bishop
had appeared to gain, but he suffered a
relapse Monday and hope of ultimate
recovery was abandoned, though his
death was not expected so soon.
MINER DOES A HEROIC DEED
Carries a Ixtof Dynamite and Powder
Through a Shower of Sparks
at a Fire.
Bloomington, III., July 22. William
Donovan, a coal miner employed by
the Assumption Coal Mine company,
risked his life to save others from
destruction by entering a blazing of
fice of the company and carrying out
150 pounds of dynamite and a keg of
gunpowder which had been left there
for safekeeping. Electric light wires
set fire to the building.
When Donovan reached the scene
he remembered the explosive stored in
the structure, and, forcing the door,
carried the dynamite and powder to a
place of safety, although covered
with sparks " .while the rescue was
being made. He was given a hearty
cheer, his onl.f reward, for his pres
ence of mind and bravery.
Just Declared Liegally Dead.
Danville, 111., July 22. Samuel
White, formerly one of the best-known
men of this part of the country, who
has been missing from Danville since
the civil war. has been officially de
clared dead. The action was taken by
Judge Love, of the county court, at
the instance of the missing man's rela
tives. White went into the west at
the time of the war. That he wag
living in 1S7.1 is known, for-a letter
was received from him, but he has
never been heard from since.
Did They Shoot the Wrong Man?
Saginaw, Mich., July 22. After a
atone had been thrown through the
window of an Italian shop. Don Lap
Inskl, of Carrolltou. was pursued by a
crowd of angry Italians and shot in
the hip by one of them. Two Italians
are under arrest. I.apinski declares he
did not throw the stno
Madison. Wis., .liny 21. United
States Senator William F. Vilas, who
was a tnemberof President Cleveland's
cabinet, suffered a hemorrhage of the
brain ami his condition is said to be
serious. Vilas' condition was consid
ered so. serious that relatives at Mil
waukee were summoned. Vilas is about
seventy years old and has lived a re
tired life for several years.
itlcCren in llesi in Arlitutou.
New York. July 21. Captain Henry
McCrea, of the Fnited States navy, in
command of tin battleship Georgia
during the cruise of the North Atlan
tic squadron to the Pacific coast, who
died of Bright's disease in the naval
hospital at Brooklyn Sunday night,
will be buried at Arlington cemetery.
Washington. He was born at Logans
port, I nd.. in 1N."1.
Scion of the Van rtenssalaer Fam
ily, of New York, in a
WANTS M01TET AND DEMANDS IT
Says He Will Blow Off Her Head,
Ilea blew Wh'ch He Talks of His Ma.
ternal Progenitor In a Way
That Is Not Kind
- New York, July 21. John A. Van
Rensselaer, son of Mrs. Johu King
Van Rensselaer, and a member of one
of New York's oldest families, has
been taken Into custody on a charge of
attempted extortion. The arrest was
made on advices from Chief of Police
Crowley, of Newport, It. I., who reviv
ed a complaint from Mrs. Van Rensse
laer that her son bad written a letter
threatening her lodily harm unless she
provided him with funds. Van Rensse
lear is thirty-four years old and mar
ried. Van Rensselaer is connected with
a local brokerage house and when iie
returned to his home at night he was
placed under arrest by detectives. He
admitted writing the letter, which
Threatens to Blow Her Head Off.
"I have Just seen Iiwrence Lee.
and I am given t understand that
you will pay thirty dollars per month
for my board if I will go three hun
dred miles from New York, and that I
must have your written consent to
leave the pla.-e that yoa m.iy .eler.
Did it ever occur to you that I have an
absolute remainder Interest in Aunt
Frances estates securities, :tml that
by blowing your he;id off, that my wife
would have an Income sufficient to sup
port her? I will take that course, if
necessary, and upon my head will rest
the consequences. (Thaw instill alive,
maybe I will be).
Calls Her a "Selfish Peacock."
"In any case my wife Cod bless
her, will benefit by your demise even.
If I don't. I have seen many disagree
ments and much suffering in my life
and I must say thnt most of it is due
to you. A selfish peacock, whrsc name
in these times amounts to nothing, and
who is almost, if not quite forgotten, in
circles once trod. I am now in no
humor to be trilled with, and I w.sJ
to go on record that I will take action
on sight, unless something is done ai
once. You gave Harold $6,000 and a
trip to Europe. What have I had for
Demands Five Thousand Dollars.
I want you to raise on that fancy
name of j'our $5,000 for me. If yon
are such a great lady make good: if
not. keep out of my sight. I can raise
cash enough yet to go to yon where
cver you ,-ire and I have a good name.
He States His Grievance. .
Van Rensselaer made the following
statement: "I gave her a thousand
dollars when she was on her uppers,
and now I wanted five thousand to go
into the brokerage business. When 1
was in business before I had a good
friend who used to Jo;.,': rf- any amount
I wanted up to a couple of hundred
thousand. This friend's mother want
ed to get Into the Colonial Dames of
America, of which my mother was a
member, but my mother blackballed
her. Then soon after that I went to
this friend again for another loan, but
he told me if my mother was too good
to associate with his mother he guessed
his money was too good for me.
BEQUEST THAT IS UNUSUAL
Chinaman leaves Money for the Ks
tahlishment. of a Christian
Philadelphia, July 21.-With the be
quest of Lee Chit, who was murdered
in the Chinese quarter here last Tues
day by Ce'orge Lee, a church to be es
tablished by Chinese in this country
will be erected in this city. At the fu
neral of the murdered man Dr. Charles
Seasholes eulogized Chit, saying: "Chit
was one of the most devoted Chris
tians among our Chinese population
As the result of his murder I am able
to announce that hehas left in his will
a large sum for the purpose of erect -Ing
a Chinese Baptist church in tins
"This church will 1m? the first regu
lar church building to le erected by
the Chinese in the United States, and
as such will mark an epoch in the de
velopment of the Chinamen In Amer
ica. When the Chinese have become
Christianized there will no longer be
any 'yellow peril for the white man to
Ksperanto Faddist in Council.
Chautauqua. N. Y., July 21. The
first national congress of Esperantists
in America was opened here with M.
Esmond Prlvat. of Geneva. Switzer
land, presiding. The congress will con
tinue in session until July 25. The
American Esperanto association makes
this its first otlicial gathering and rep
resentatives of many atiiliated organi
zations are at Chautauqua to attend
Accident on the Kearsarge.
Houolulu, July 21. By the bursting
of a steam pipe of the forward star
board boiler of the battleship Kear
sage of the Atlantic fleet five men of
the fireroora crew were injured, but
From the Leader-Echo.
Chas. Waltz and wife, of Minneapolis ,
Minn., are visiting Elmwood relatives
W. S. Walters, of Stamford, visited
relatives and his friends here the latter
part of It st week.
Dr. Munger was called to Wabash one
evening last week to examine twelve
applicants for the Royal Neighbors.
I The farmers aie doing the double
shuffle these days, trying to harvest,
I put up hay and lay by their corn all at
the same time.
James White left Tuesday for Port
land, Oregon, upon the receipt of news
announcing the serious illness of his
brother. W. A. White.
Otto Lau, who had his hip severely
crushed several weeks ago by a horse
falling on him, was able to come to town
Wednesday, and get about on crutches.
The carpenter work on Dr. Munger's
enlarged hospitol is finished, and Robert
Emmerson expects to have the inside
painting completed this week. The
doctor informs us that enough patients
are waiting to nil all the rooms.
Miss Jesse Creamer has been failing
quite rapidly the past few days. Mon
day Dr. Munger, Dr. Neely and Dr.
Lowery, of Lincoln, held a consultation,
but hopes for permanent betterment of
her condition are very slight.
Edwin Jeary is having the partition
between the two rooms of the First
National bank removed, and in its place
will install a handsome new counter.
New linoleum will be laid on the floor,
metal ceiling put on and the room hand
Was in Poor Health tor Tears
Ira W. Kelley, of Mansfield, Pa.,
writes: "I was in poor health for two
years, suffering from kidney and blad
der trouble, and spent considerable
money consulting physicians without
obtaining any marked benefit, but was
cured by Foley's Kidney Cure, and I
desire to add my testimony that it may
be the cause of restoring the health of
others." Refuse substitutes.
from the Courier.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. James Farrel',
Friday, July 17, a boy. Pap is happy.
Wm. Wade has resigned as a mem
ber of the village board and E. Palmer
has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Wade will move to Minnesota.
If you haven't been attending the
camp meeting you have missed much.
Better get in line and attend. If your
conscience needs fixing there is the
place to get it fixed.
Ben Schlicker and wife, now of Brady
Island, Neb., but formerly of Cass
county, are visiting friends here this
week. Mr. Schlicker reports conditions
extremely prosperous in western Ne
braska. The new semaphore of the Burling
ton, which replaces the one destroyed
by the recent storm is nearly completed.
It is stated that this equipment will be
tha most up to date on the Burlington
Dr. Lewis has sold his bull dog to Dr.
Carr, of Springfield, and it will now be
safe for townsfolk to enter the yard of
the Louisville doctor withcut danger of
annihilation. Perhaps Dr. Carr has ue
for such an animal, although Spring
field people, as b rule, are peaceable.
"Red" Hardv is back is back on his
job' as time-keeper at the Ntaional
s :one quarries. Four weeks ago when
he fell under an engine and was picked
up in pieces his friends would not have
much for his chances, but he kept a
stiff upper lip and as a consequence is
now almost good as new. The Courier
is truly glad to note his speedy recovery.
Just Exactly Right
"I have used Dr. King's New Life
Pills for several years, and find them
just exactly right," says Mr. A. A.
Felton, of Harrisville, N. Y. New Life
Pills relieve without the least discom
fort. Best remedy for constipation,
biliousness and malaria. 25c. at F. C.
Fricke & Co. drug store.
3 AT THE C
At the rainbow's end they
say there is a pot of gold
Do not follow after it, but
come to me and I will sell
you a good farm in "Old
Cass County," the best
state in the union, within
six miles of Plattsmouth,
171 acres, 90 acres in corn,
with fine prospects; 10
acres in millet, 20 acres in
first class meadow, clover,
timothy and red top, good
improvements. Price $75
per acre, worth many times
more than land elsewhere.
Remember a Cass county
is as good as a bank.
Mrs. Quarlis Parmclo Thrown From Buggy and
Narrowly Escapos Sorious Injuries or Doath.
Another narrow escape from death
or serious injury took place last night
when Mrs. Quartis Parmele was the
victim of a runaway upon Sixth street.
Fortunately the lady escaped without
serious injury although she suffered
greatly from shock and was painfully
cut and bruised about the face.
Mr. and Mrs. Parmele had been out
riding in their single horse rig, the
horse being the bay usually driven by
them, and they were driving down Vine
street when they approached the auto
mobile of Chas. C. Parmele standing
between the residences of F. G. Fricke
and A. E. Gass. Earlier during the
day they they had passed this machine,
which is a large touring car with
carriage top, and the horse had man
ifested no fright at it, and only a few
minutes before they had passed a motor
cycle under motion without alarming
the animal, so they had no thought of
the animal taking alarm this time.
They came up in the rear of the
machine which was standing still and
making no noise, and when almost even
with it the horse stopped.
Mr. Parmele fearing the animal was
about to bolt, stepped from the buggy,
handing the reins to his wife, intending
to go up to the horses head and lead
him up to the machine. He had reach
ed the head of the horse and was ex
tending his arm to grasp the bit when
the animal made a sudden leap, turning
almost at right angle, and dashed across
the street over the walk and through
the vacant lots just east of the res
idence at the corner of Sixth and Vine
street. The suddenness of the jump
prevented Mrs. Parmele from obtain
ing the mastery of the animal and it
(From the Resrister.)
Miss Sarah Coleman of Diller, Neb.,
was visiting at Charles Heebner's
last week. She is the former teacher
in that district.
Mrs. Frank Sheldon left Wednesday
morning for Pleasanton, Neb., as there
was a change for the worse in her
brother Charles' condition.
Hans H. Stoll has the plum so far for
large yield of wheat. He had nineteen
acres that averaged thirty-seven bush
els to the acre. Gus Hansen who had
a fifty bushel yield last year got thirty
this year. It was of good quality. ;
Mrs. Charles Jenkins, while washing
a table cloth Wednesday, had the mis- j
fortune to run a needle into the palm j
of her hand, where over half of it
broke off. It required the services of
a physician to remove it!
Mrs. Lizzie Doyle and two children
of Lincoln were visiting at A. F.
Sturm's last week. She is an old friend
of the McCarthy family and when Mrs.
Sturm was a small girl used to work
for her mother. This is the first time
they have met for many years.
Diogenes can hang up his lantern.
The editor of this pa pet has found an
honest man he is Frank P. Sheldon
He went to see the circus at Nebraska
City Wednesday, and admitted that he
was going because he wanted to see it
himself, and not because the children
wanted him to take them.
The directors of the Farmer's Grain
company held their first meeting last
Saturday night and canvassed their
first four month's business. While
they have no reports to make public
just at present, they are all more than
pleased with the way it has turned out,
and if they meet with no' reverses they
will be able to declare a very substan
tial dividend when the year closes.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completly derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucous surfaces. Such articles
should never be used except on prescrip
tions from reputable physicians, as the
damage they will do is ten fold to the
good you can possibly derive from them.
Hall' s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co , Toledo, O., con
tains no mercury, and is taken internal
ly, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surface of the system. In buy
ing Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you
get the genuine. It is taken internally
and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists. Price, 75c. per
bottle. Take Hall's Family Pills for
From the Ledger.
Mrs. Robert Mickle and Mrs. Wolfe,
of Avoca, were here last Friday, the
guests of Mrs. Barbara A. Taylor and
dashed around the residence entering
Sixth street just north of the o!d
Neville block. When the rig struck
the curbing on Sixth street the shock
threw Mrs. Parmele out, she striking
the pavement on her face and side re
ceiving severe bruises and two deep
cuts on the face. One cut was on the
right side of the face just above the
eye while the other was accross the
chin. They required several stitches
It was at an hour when the streets
were crowded with people and almost
before Mrs. Parmele had struck the
pavement there were a number of
peoDle on hand to assist her, Mr. Par
mele reaching her side within a moment
after the accident had happened. She
was perfectly conscious but was picked
up and carried to the office of Dr. Liv
ingston where the necessary medical
attention was given her. After it was
discovered that her injuries were not
dangerous she was removed to her
home and shortly became easier, the
shock having worn off.
The horse after throwing Mrs. Par
mele continued down Sixth street to
Main where it collied with a single rig
driven by Augus Rakow, tearing it up
considerable and giving Rakow a bad
scare. Mr, Parmele's buggy was also
badly demoralized, being practically
torn to pieces. The noise of the col
lision caused an immense crowd of
people to flock to the scene and many
alarming rumors were current as to
who was hurt. The out-come of the
accident was most fortunate as it was
one of the kind in which death frequent
George Trook came from Avoca Mon
day and will assist in operating a thresh
ing machine in this part of the county
during the season.
Mrs. J. T. Alwise, of New York Cily,
a niece of Mrs. Eliza Barnum, has been
visiting at the Barnum home and at
Nehawka during the past two weeks.
Miss Gussie Robb left yesterday
morning for Diamond Lake, Mich.,
where she will spend a few weeks en
joying her vacation 'midst the scenery
and balmy lake breezes.
William Taylor of Indianolia has been
visiting his brother James W. Taylor
the past two weeks, and will probably
remain until the re-union of old settlers
August 14 and 15.
Miss Pearl Nailor, of Friendship,
Wisconsin, visited a week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hansell north of
this village. She went to Nebraska
City yesterday, and will visit there a
few days before going to her Wisconsin
Harry Thomas, who has been a Mo.
Pacific operator here, went to Julian
on Wednesday to take that station as
agent, and will probably move his fam
ily there in the near future. Herman
Thomas has been added temporarily to
the Union office force as an operator.
David Slagle, who has been in South
Dakota for some time, came back last
week, and went to Lincoln Monday to
visit his wife who has been in the asy
lum for treatment the past eight
months. He informs us that his wife's
mental condition, as well as her general
health, has been slowly improving.
Frank Dolan, brakeman running on a
freight between here and Lincoln and
residing here, has been off duty several
days and wearing a crutch on account
of a very lame left leg. A few weeks
ago he had slight injury by a box fall
ing upon his foot, and it is thought
that the present trouble comes from
the accident of several. weeks ago.
The Remedy That Does
"Dr. King's New Discovery is the
remedy that does the healing others
promise but fail to perform," says Mrs
E. R. Pierson of Auburn Centre, Pa.
"It is curing me of throat and lung
; trouble of long standing, that other
I treatments relieved only temporarily,
j New Discovery is doing me so much
! good that I feel confident its continued
use for a reasonable length of time will
restore me to perfect health." This
renowned cough and cold remedy and
throat and lung healer is sold at F. C.
Fricke & Co. drug store. 50c. and $1.00
Trial bottle free.
See That it is Properly Reiaid.
ing up the pavement on north Sixth
street to relay the pipes along the
street. It is to be hoped that they
do a better job of replacing the pave
ment than they did on the south end of
the street, it being left full of holes
and depressions. The city officicals
should see that this pavement is re
paired properly, as it is not only un
sightly but actually dangerous.
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