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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1895)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
OVER THE STATE.
CoL R. G. Ingeksoli. is billed for a
ecture at Fremont the last day of this
Gosper county's court house, lately
consumed by lire, was insured for
In a. si'ran last summer at Eustis a
man named Lindsey bit off a portion of
Mr. Bethven's proboscis, and the latter i
has brought suit for 3,000. j
Sexatok Tnn:sTox has resigned his
m sition as general solicitor of the 1
I'nion Pacific and has gone to Wash- J
ington to assume his duties as a meiu-
ber of the national senate. . I
r Frank My kick and Charles liate i
were arrested at the poslotrlce iu Lin- !
coin for grand larceny coram tied at
Topeka, Kan. Myrick escaped from a '
second-story window and is still at I
H. S. Adams has resigned his posi- :
tion as business manager of the Nor- j
folk Beet Jnigar company.
has held this position since the com
pany was organized and his resigna
tion is the result of overwork and con
feefjuent ill health.
Mkmhcus of the Grand Island lirede-
partment held a fair last week in order '
to raise funds for the entertainment of !
visiting delegates at the next annual !
convention of the state volunteer tire-
men's association, which will be held
intihat city in January.
Thk quartermaster general of the
Fnited States army has sent to the
Grand Army post at Ashland blanks to
be filled in with the names of all the
old soldiers buried in the cemetery.
When they are received suitable head
stones will be placed over their graves.
Ix the district court of Douglas
county last week Judge Scott sentenced
Abram Lauder to fifteen years in the
penitentiary for assaulting Km ma An
derson. Tne judge told Lauder that if
power to do so rested with him he
would make the term thirty years.
SriT will be commenced in the Doug
las county district court by the state of
Nebraska against Joseph Garneau, jr.,
and W. A. l'axton and J. A. Creijrhtou.
sureties on his bond as commissioner
general of the Nebraska Columbian
commission, to recover ?5,4C'J. ."?, which
it is claimed is due from Garneau and
Mus. Decker of West Point, who
suffered excruciating pain with rheu
matism of the eyes ior four months,
went to Denver and stood in the line
for eight hours before Schlatter touched
her hands, he is free from the pain
and desires that her relief from the in
firmity be made known to all, so great
is her gratitude to the healer.
Fred IIartmax of Hern, Kan., was
in Pawnee City looking for his wife.
While Mr. llartman was at Seneca,
Kan., making arrangements for his
wife's care and treatment, she became !
partially insane, dressed herself in his j
clothing and left home, lie heard of '
her being near Steinauer, Pawnee i
county, and he was on his way to that j
Trainmen running out of North
Platte are becoming alarmed at the !
frequent accidents and trouble occur- j
ring to them while on duty on the i
Third district. The shooting of Urake- 1
men Gilfoyle and Norval recentlj-, and
many fights with tramps and coal heav- 1
ers between North Platte and Sidney
make trainmen feel a little ticklish
over the situation.
Sexator Thcrston and wife
have gone to Washington to live at the
Arlington until the holiday recess when
they return to Omaha. Whether they j
will keep open their residence in the i
latter city after New Year's or remove j
to Washington with their children for .
the six years' term of the senator is not j
determined and will likely not be until '
the latter part of next month. j
A meeting was held at" the Oconee'
school house for the purpose of provid
ing ways and means for the construc
tion of an irrigation ditch. A motion
was carried to organize an irrigation
district and as preliminary the petition
ers agree to elect a committee and pro
ceed with the survey and excavation of
the ditch, each-petitioner being respon
sible in proportion to the land owned.
Work is progressing on the signal
tower which the Cnion Pacific is build
ing near the Burlington crossing at
Grand Island, which will shorten the
time of all trains arriving and depart-
. ing on both systems. There will be
signal towers erected at every railroad
crossing between Grand Island and
Omaha and the time gained will equal
jnc hour, as no trains will have to stop
George W. E. Dorset of Fremont
telegraphed from Salt Lake last week
that Captain De LaMatyr, as agent for
an English syndicate, had purchased a
group of mines, including the Mercer,
for the sum of Sl.f.OO.OOO. The owners
of the mine all live in Dcdjie county.
John Dorn of Hooper was president of
the company, and associated with him.
were John Heimrich, Alex Aris, Wm.
Brown, Dr. Ilasian, Charles Rrunner
and Gus llagensick, all of whom will
divide the purchase priee almost equal
ly between them.
The great council of the Independ
ent Order of Red Men of Nebraska met
in Aurora. Prominent lied Men from
all parts of the state were present.
The officers elected for the ensuing
year are: Great prophet, E. 15. Warm,
North Platte; great sachem. M. II.
Levy. Hastings; senior sachem. E. B.
Finch. Grand Island; junior sachem. G.
W. Inskeep, Falls City; (J. C. of IL, O.
G. Sparks, Lincoln; keeper of wam
pum. P. I. Denny, Fremont; G. S.. A.
G. Wood. Fort Omaha: G. Si.. J. F.
Roberts. Tecumseh; great representa
vive. F. J. Dennis.
At Ueatrice Judge Hush in district
court sentenced W C. Lehane. an at
torney, to ten days in the county jail
and to pay a fine of S100 for contempt
Superior's chimney inspector found
forty defective flues and the owners
were notified to make repairs.
Jonathan Sxyher, living near West
tern, had quite an experience with a
mad cow. but finally succeeded in get
ting away. The beast had brain fever
and died a few hours afterward.
The Modern Woodman o; Fullerton
went out the other day ami husked and
cribbed thirfy-five acres of corn for the
widow of a deceased brother.
Educators of Nebraska to Meet.
The Educational Association of East
ern Nebraska meets in Omaha Novem
ber 29 and 30 at the city hall. A care
fully prepared program for the meeting
hasbeen arranged and many papers of
interest to teachers and pupils will be
read. Among the program are to be
found the following: "What Can the
Schools Do to Promote Good Citizen
ship?" by Miss Nettie Moore of South
Omaha; "The Nature, Purpose and
Limit of School Discipline," by Miss
Daisy Spickard of Fremont; a lecture,
The Development of the World Under
Influences of Latent Forces," by Prof.
E. D. Harbour of the Nebraska State
university, illustrated by stereoptican.
The lecture is to be given in the Y.
M. C. A. auditorium. "The Necessity
for Professional Training for Teach
ers," by George W. Fox of Springfield:
"How to Study and Teach the Child,"
Flora M. Moore.
Judge Keysor will also address the
meeting and Mrs. Keysor will present
a paper at the Saturday morning ses
sion. Prof. Fling of the State univers
ity will also be present and will deliver
an address. Prof. Sawyer, city school
superintendent of Council Bluffs, and
several of his teachers, will also be
present to take part in the meeting.
The district comprises Douglas, Sarpy,
Washington and Dodge counties.
Acquitted of Marder.'
. Neligh dispatch: The Eichler mur
der trial closed Saturday night of last
week. The case was given to the jury
at 10 o'clock and after an hour's delib
eration a verdict of acquittal was
reached. Judge N. D. Jackson of Ne
ligh and Berrymau of Creighton con
ducted the defense. County Attorney
Freeze was assisted by Judge Gurney.
The defense showed that Hlack had
come to Eichler's armed and evidently
intended to continue the trouble con
cerning cattle that were running at
large. When Hlack came Eichler was
in the bed getting ready to drive to
Creighton. Hearing Hlack and Mrs.
Eichler talking loudly he took his re
volver and went out to meet Hlack who
threatened but did not shoot at alL
The three shots of Eichler's were sen!
at intervals as Hlack retreated.
Ask an Early Hearing.
Lincoln dispatch: The mandamus
case of Warden Leidigh against the
board of purchase and supplies will be
submitted to the court at the present
sitting. This morning Attorney Kirk
patrick for Leidigh presented his mo
tion for an advancement of the case,
and the attorney general, Deputy Day
appearing in Churchill's absence, an
nounced that the state wanted the case
advanced and would be ready as soon
as his brief, which is in the hands of
the printer, could be filed. It was the
opinion of the deputy attorney general
that the case would be ready for sub
mission by Thnsday of the present
Same Trouble in Gage.
The sugar beet raisers of this section,
says a Beatrice dispatch, appear to be
having the same trouble which those
of other parts of the state have had
this year. Owing to conditions unfore
seen and in most instances unavoida
ble, the beets have not ripened as well
as is necessary to bring them up to the
required tests. A representative of the
Oxnards has been in this city several
days consulting the growers and an
amicable settlement of the difficulty is
Election Contest Filed.
The application of Alfred Bartow for
a writ of mandamus to compel the can
vassing board of Dawes county to meet
and canvass all of the votes cast for
him as candidate for judge of the Fif
teenth judicial district was presented
to the supreme court last week and
filed. Defendants were ordered tp an
swer instanter. The Welty-N orris
contest over the judgship of the Four
teenth district has also reached the su
Adjudication of Irrigation Cases.
State Engineer Howell and Secre
taries Akers and Bacon of the state
board of irrigation are preparing to ad
judicate 181 cases involving claims for
water in the Republican river water
shed. Twelve of the cases also involve
contests for water rights, but Engineer
Howell believes that he can dispose of
the entire lot by the first of the year.
The following contest cases are set
for hearing Saturday, November 23, at
Indianola: Cambridge Milling Com
pany vs. John Miller and John L. Saun
ders et al; Leonidas J. Holland vs. Da
vid J. Osborn et al.; 'John F. Helm vs.
L. J. Holland; W. II. Moore vs. John F.
Helm. At Benkelman on November 36
the following cases will be heard: Re
publican River Irrigation Company vs.
Delaware-Hickman Ditch Company;
same company vs.' li G. Neighbor;
Dundy County Irrigation Company vs.
J. R, Phelan et al. The case of Andrew
Carson vs. the McCook Irrigation and
Water Power Company et aL
A Bank Bobber Escapes.
Harrisburg dispatch: Worth Gra
ham, the bank robber who was shot in
an attempt to rob the Banner county
bank some time ago, and was recently
sentenced to ten years in the peniten
tiary, escaped from a window in his
room in the second tory of the Ogden
hotel some time in the night. He was
wounded in the left leg by a Winches
ter rifle ball and the sheriff was only
waiting for the doctor's permission to
convey him to the penitentiary. He
evidently had help from the outside,
as he was unable to walk without as
sistance. The sheriff and a posse are
after him and he may be recaptured,
together with some of the rest of the
Looking Up Military Records.
Application was made last week at
the adjutant general's office, and fur
nished, for the military record of
Henry Buhl and Leonidas Amald.
Buhl was captain of company C, First
battalion, Nebraska veteran volunteers;
enlisted at Plattsmouth, June 7, 1864,
and was mustered out at Omaha, Octo
ber 11, 1S65. Amald was a private in
company C, First regiment, Nebraska
volunteers, enlisting at Brownville,
June 13, 1861, and was discharged at
Omaha, November 10, 18C4, by reason
of expiration of service.
WOMAN ON THE GALLOWS
AMANDA CODY HANGED IN PUFF
SLEEVES AND GLOVES.
A NEGRO ALSO HANGED.
Executed at Warren ton, Ga., for the
Marder of tbe Woman's Husband
They Died Singing a Negro
Camp-Meeting Melody Both.
Confessed to tbe Murder
Before They Died.
Warrknion, Ga., Nov. 25 Amanda
Cody, a negress, and Florence English
a negro youth of 20 years, were hanged
yesterday for the murder of the wo
man'? husband. They died singing a
negro camp meeting melodv The
woman wore a calico dress with pulled
sleeves, and a pair of brown gloves
and russet slippers. Both confessed.
Previous to the hanging English
confessed the murder of a tramp. He
struck Cody with a huge rock while
sleeping in bed, Amanda crushed his
skull with an ax afterward. They
then carried the body to a swamp,
burying it in a hole partly filled with
water and covered it with wet leaves
and mud. English revealed his mur
der to his mother, who had "him ar
rested. BAD FOR POLITICIANS.
Kansas Kail roads Agree to Cat OS
Topkka, Kan., Nov. 25. The poli
ticians do not like the new agreement
of the railroads of the State barring
the issuance of passes to State officials
who are entitled to mileage or travel
ing expenses, because it will cut off
the opportunity to get about over the
State at no expense. To a politician
who is in the habit of "fixing" con
ventions this is a valuable privilege.
The railroad companies have long
been desirous of getting rid of the
evil, but have hesitated to act until
Governor Morrill and Auditor of State
Cole led off by refusing tp approve of
the practice of charging railroad fares
wheu passes have been used. While it
may not rid the railroads of the pass
evil entirely, it opens the way and
general solicitors may now exercise
their discretion in the distribution of
favors without fear of a political boy
cott. A prominent State otlicial said that
if the railroads would adhere to the
new rule in good faith it would reduce
the number of applicants for execu
tive appointments in the State.
Without a railroad pass as a source
of revenue," he said, "few men could
afford to accept appointments which
limited the pay to S3 per day
for a few days every month.
These places have been sought
because the railroad pass is both an
opportunity and ah invitation to
travel ostensibly on business for the
state so as to run up a large mileage
bill. In this way places intended by
law to be nominal in pay have been
made to be worth SI, 00 to 82,000 a
year and men of no experience or fit
ness have crowded themselves into
important positions simply because
they had done party service."
REWARDS BY THE SULTAN.
Persons Inciting Armenians to Riot Badly
Wanted Turks Not All to Blame.
Constantinople:, Nov. 25. The sul
tan has offered rewards for the dis
covery of the persons who recently
posted revolutionary placards at the
mosque and in many other public
places, exciting the Armenians against
the Mussulmens. A special committee
has also been appointed to watch day
and nighty until adequate results are
obtained in the restoration of order
among the Armenians.
Vienna, Nov. 2o. Information re
ceived from the consuls in various
parts of Turkey confirms the impres
sion that the Armenian revolutionists
are endeavoring to provoke further
massacres in order to bring about the
armed intervention of the powers.
The Sultan receives many threaten
ing letters. lie has congratulated
Baron Von der Goltz Pasha, who or
ganized the mobilization of Turkish
troops, on the speedy way in which
the mobilization was carried ont. The
object now desired by the Sultan is to
float a large loan abroad, as there is a
serious want of money.
FOOT BALL GAMES.
Yale Defeats Princeton and Pennsylvania !
Manhattan, N. Y., Nov. 25. The
Yale-Princeton football was won by
Yale by a score of to to 10.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 25. The j
greatest foot ball game of the season
was played in the presence of upward
of 10,000 spectators. Score: Penn
sylvania 17, Harvard 14.
To Test the Hanging Law.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 25. Interest in
the cases of Harvey and Arnold, the
murderers of Mayor Marsh of Kinsley
a year ago, continues great in Ed- j
wards county and it is reported from
there that the county attorney, aided
by Judge Vandivert, who sentenced
the prisoners, is at work on a case to
be taken to the supreme court to test
the validity of the statutes of 1858,
which say a court may order such
prisoners to be hanged without war
rant of the governor. j
Ashantee Not to Be Trusted. I
London, Nov. 2&. In spite of the
announcement that King Prempeh of
Ashantee has agreed to the terms of
Great Britain to all intents and pur
poses, preparations for the campaign
against Coomastie, his capital, con
tinue, as there is an indemnity for ex
penses up to date and other details to
be settled before Great Britain will
be thoroughly satisfied with the prac-
1 tlcal protectorate which she is taking
j steps to assume over another slice of
WHITE HOUSE SENTRIES.
Weather Boies Prepared for the Presi
dential Police Patrol.
Washington, Nov. 2. The presi
dential sentry boxes, which were
stored away at the opening of summer
have been replaced about the ground
at the north front of the White house.
This indicates that it is proposed to
continue through the coming winter
the police patrol of the White house
grounds, inaugurated by Secretary
Thurber early in President Cleveland's
These miniature houses are intended
as places of refuge for the policemen
detailed to guard the residential
family during the stormy night of
The executive mansion is well guard
ed by trusty men. A lur'e foreo of
watchmen is on duty in-, ic of the
mansion, all hours, night and day, and
a continuous patrol is in iintained by
the local police. The outs'de watches
are so arranged that there are never
less than six policemen on duty, day
or night. This force is disM-ibutcd so
as to command every apr roach to the
building, and it is hardly possible for
anj'one to approach without detection.
An Invasion of Trump.
TorKKA, Kan., Nov. iro. A serious
situation confronts the farmers of
Pratt and other counties in Central
Kansas. For three weeks the country
has swarmed with tramps and men
hunting employment. Encouraged by
the claim of a 400,000,000 bushel corn
crop in this State, idle men in Okla
homa and the Panhandle of Texas
started North to assist in gathering
the crop. Hut there is no c rn in Pratt
and surrounding counties, and the re
sult is that the farmers have been
deputized by Sheriff . Williamson to
protect themselves from the army of
tramps now moving north toward Kan
sas City. The hungry men demand
something to eat. In several instances
they have taken possession of houses
and refused to move on until they were
Woman Knocked Down and robbed.
Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 25. A
bold daylight robbery took place on
Delaware street, two squares from the
business center of this city, at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
Thomas Truelove, who lives near Pot
ter, was going along the street with a
lady's bag in her hand containing S25.
A colored man stepped in front of ner
and tried to seize it. When she
screamed he struck her a heavy blow
on the side, breaking two ribs and
causing her to fall to the ground. He
then secured the bag and ran through
an alley, making his escape. Mrs.
Truelove is badly injured, and there
are doubts about her recovery.
More Troops From Spain.
Madrid, Nov. 25. Two battalions
of infantry departed yesterday for
Cadiz, where they will embark for
Cuba. Their departure was witnessed
by several generals and members of
the cabinet, the Hishop of Sion, and a
band of students with banners. There
were also present a delegation repre
senting the Queen Regent and a crowd
Baried by a Cave-In.
Emporia, Kan., Nov. 25. William
Hamilton, aged 60 years, was instant
ly killed near this city yesterday after
noon by being caught under falling
earth while working in a gravel bank
for the city. He was almost deaf and
did not hear his companions' calls. He
was entirely buried.
Aiming: at a Paris Panic.
New York, Nov. 25. A cable to the
iVorld from Pan says that a semi
official warning 1 been issued that a
group of foreign speculators is attack
ing successfully each of the largo
French credit establishments with a
view to damaging public credit.
Sliver Produces Blood Poisonlne:
Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 25. Mrs. John
J. Devine, sr., of Clifton City, Cooper
county, died here yesterday of blood
poisoning. Two months ago she ran a
sliver into one of her feet, and wa3
brought here to be operated upon, but
surgical skill availed naught.
Ex-Governor Woodson Very Low.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 25. Ex-Governor
Silas Woodson, who has been in
feeble health for about a year, iamuch
worse, and his recovery is doubtful.
He retired from the criminal court
bench months ago on account of fail
Woman Strangled for 845.
Chicago, Nov. 25. To obtain 845 the
life was strangled out of Mrs. Maggie
Beckman last night, and her husband,
Hugo Beckman, is under arrest,
charged with the commission of the
The income tax experiment has
proved to be an expensive one for the
It is said that Republican senators
will invite Populist senators to attend
The English authorities of Jamaica
who seized the ship Uorsa for carrying
Cuban insurgents have released her.
Congressman Kirkpatrick of Kansas
says that he doesn't think Oklahoma
will be admitted to Statehood by the
Friends of Lieutenant Pogue, who
was court-martialed for shooting at
Colonel Crof ton, are trying to have the
President pardon him.
Salisbury's reply to Olney on the
Venezuelan question is not expected
to reach Washington in time to be
treated in the President's message.
Fire in a coal mine has thrown 100
men out of work at Sparta, 111.
It is proposed to er,ect a monument
in honor of the late Dr. S. F. Smith,
author of "America."
Secretary of State Headly attempted
to stab Attorney John Brand in a
courtroom at Georgetown, Ky. -
Mark Harold failed to establish his
identity as the son of Mrs. Menn, who
was murdered with her niece near
Mrs. Vanderbilt presented S300 to
the New York police pension fund for
the order the coppers kept at her
AN IMPORTANT DECISION IS
The Irrigation Law Declared Constitu
tional hy the State Supreme Court
Private Property May be Taken for the
Purpose of Constructing; Canals An
Enthusiast on the Subject.
The Irrigation Case.
Lincoln, Nov. 20. The supreme court
has handed down the most important
decison in any of the irrigation cases
before that body. The verdict of the
lower court in the case of the board of
of Alfalfa Irrigation district, appellees,
against M. S. Collins et al, appellants,
was atlirmed. The decision is by Jus
tice Post. A portion of the syllabus
"The act approved March 20, 1895,
known as the district irrigation law,
provides that when bonds are author
ized by a vote of any irrigation district
application may be made to the district
court of the county in which such dis
trict or part thereof is situated for an
order confirming and approving the
same. At the time set for hearing, ana
after notice by publication to all con
cerned, any person interested in said
district may appear and resist such ap
plication, and the court may examine
into and determine all questions per
taining to the organization of the dis
trict, as well as the regularity of the
voting and issuing of such bonds. Held:
Not to contemplate the taking of prop
erty without due process of law, by
means of taxation, within the prohibi
tion of the state or federal constitu
tion. Irrigation districts organized
under our laws are public rather than
municipal corporations, and their offi
cers are public agents of the state. The
district irrigation law does not conflict
with the constitution by authorizing
the taking of property for private use
only. The district irrigation law is not
unconstitutional on the ground that
the power thereby conferred upon dis
tricts to levy taxes is without limita
tion." This case has been watched with
great interest by all the prominent ex
ploiters of irrigation works in the state.
Secretary Akers of the State Board of
Irrigation and Matt Daugherty, in par
ticular, are greatly elated over the de
cision. It was feared that recent Cali
fornia decisions, which, in many res
pects, are exactly opposite to this, es
pecially so that of Judge Ross, might
be followed as authority, to the great
detriment of the irrigation interests of
Nebraska. Five states are now in re
gard to the fundamental principles
enunciated in this opinion, California,
Washington, Colorado, Nevada and
Matt Daugherty arrived in town to
day in anticipation of the decision. He
is very much elated, as he is promi
nently identified with the Alfalfa com
pany. He said: "This decision is one
of the most important ever handed
down by the supreme court. There
are a great many people in the eastern
portion of the state who do not fully
appreciate its full significance. lt
means immediate work for a large
number of men at a time when there is
nothing else to work at, and when they
need it.. Between now and the time
when the earth is too solidly frozen for
profitable labor a great deal can be
accomplished. I shall put quite a
number at woik at once. Others will
do the same in Keith county and other
parts of the northwest.
There is another thing about arti
ficial irrigation which has not been ob
served by everybody. The more irri
gation the more rainfall. If you no
ticed the fact during the past season
those portions of Nebraska where irri
gation is most forwarded received the
greatest percentage of precipitation.
The eastern and southeastern portions
of the state received less rainfall this
season than the northwestern portion.
I have also noticed a peculiarity in the
watersheds of Nebraska. Streams and
lakes will go down, some of them go
dry entirely, then without a drop of
rain they will again fill and swell to
their normal condition. It is also
known that water can be taken from
streams and without any effort to de
flect the water in the irrigation ditch
back to the streams it will find its own
way, so that no perceptible deficiency
will be noticed in the streams below
the point from which the water was
taken. Nebraska is the grandest state
for irrigation purposes in the union."
Those Desiring: to Promote the Enter
prise Invited to Nebraska.
Lincoln, Nov. 2a The secretary of
the Nebraska State Irrigation associa
tion, A. G. Wolfenbarger, has issued
To All Friends of Irrigation in Ne
braska: The third annual convention
of the Nebraska State Irrigation asso
ciation will be held in Sidney, Neb., on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
December 17, 18 and 19, 1895. The
ablest experts and speakers of national
and state reputation on this highly im
portant question of irrigation will be
in attendance and will deliver address
es and read papers upon the various
phases of this agricultural science. The
representation in said convention will
be as follows:
The governor of the state is request
ed to appoint twenty delegates from
the state at large. The State board of
agriculturethe State labor commis
sioner, the State university and the
university agricultural department, ten
delegates each. All farmers' institutes,
granges, county or local agricultural or
horticultural societies connected with
the development of agricultural inter
ests in Nebraska not herein otherwise
provided for, ten delegates to each or
ganization, to be chosen or appointed
as the officers of the respective societies
or organizations named shall decide.
Each irrigation association larger than
a county will be entitled to a delega
tion of all its officers and fifteen addi
tional delegates. Each local irriga
tion association will be entitled to a
delegation of all officers and ten mem
bers. Mayors of cities are requested to ap
point ten delegates each, villages five
delegates, presidents of boards of
trade and commercial clubs five dele
gates each, private and denominational
colleges three delegates each, and
every labor organization, local or state,
shall be entitled to three delegates.
Every wtfuiarxy "1 TiitTedtoone
ditch company shall be cut tied to on
delegate. Editors of Srmlll
irrigation publications in Nebraska
will on presentation of credentials
slowing thPeir present position or occu
pation, be entitled to seats n the con
vention. A general invitation is ex
tended to all past and P e";
bers of congress from this state, all
past and present state officials, the
present members of the Nebraska state
legislature and all county officials now
holding office to attend as delegates.
Reduced railroad rates will be obtain
ed on all railroad lines. For further
information see the daily and the week
ly press or write to the secretary.
FOUR HEADS CUT OPEN.
David Henderson Wields a Hatchet With
Emporia, Kan., Nov. 20. Dunlap, a
little village thirty miles north of
here, is wild, and most of its
inhabitants are out on a man
hunt. David Henderson, a col
ored school teacher, attempted
an assault on Dora Ray, a li-year-old
colored girl. This, it is claimed, is
his second attempt. The school board
met last night to investigate the first
case. With the assistance of a lawyer
the matter was settled and Henderson
The girl's father, Samuel Ray, how
ever, was not satisfied, and wanted
Henderson held for trial. A quarrel
ensued, and Henderson grabbed a
hatchet and split Ray's head open. He
then made a rush for the door and was
met by Mrs. Ray in the aisle. He
struck her in the head with the
hatchet and Mrs. McFall, a sister of
Dora Bay, also had her head cut open.
Just as he was going through the door
Henderson split Thomas Starkey's
head with another blow.
He then fled and has not as yet
been captured, although nearly the
entire town is out hunting him, and
telegrams have been sent t all sur
rounding towns informing them of the
terrible affair. None of his victims
are as vet dead.
Work of the Chief of the Secret Service
Bureau for the Past Year.
Washington, Nov. 20 The report
of the chief of the secret service
bureau shows that during the year
803 arrests were made, with few ex
ceptions, for violations of the statutes
against counterfeiting. One hundred
and eighty-one persons were eonvicted;
119 others pleaded guilty; 74 were in
dicted and are awaiting trial; 51
awaiting examination; 16 were nolle
prossed; 53 were discharged by
United States commissioners, and
84 were- acquitted. Altered
and counterfeit notes, counterfeit
coins, etc, were captured during the
year of an aggregate face value of al
most $0,000,000. There were also cap
tured 935 copper, steel and glass plates
for United States notes, state war
rants, postage stamps, world's fair di
plomas, etc, also forty-seven dies for
counterfeiting coins, besides a large
quantity of crucibles, photographic
outfits, machinery, etc
The number of arrests made of per
sons engaged in manufacturing and
handling counterfeit coins shows a
great increase of this branch of coun
terfeiting. A Debs Striker's Case Affirmed.
Washington, Nov. 20. The Supreme
court of the United States has affirmed
the decision of the court below in the
case of the United States against W.
H. Clune, one of the participants in
the big California branch of the Debs
strike. Clune and others weie found
STUilty of obstructing the mails.
An Australian Bankers' Mad Acts.
Melbourne, Nov. 20. Manager
Short of the Commercial bank at Sale,
Victoria, shot his wife and two chil
dren and then killed himself with his
revolver. The two children are dead,
and the condition of his wife is critical.
It is believed his mind became unbal
anced as a result of the recent Actor
He Blew In the On.
Jackson, Mo., Nov. '20. - -Alex.
Smith accidentally shot and killed
himself at a shooting ma ten several
miles west of here last Saturday after
noon. He blew in the gun thinking
it was empty.
The nenry O. Shepard company, a
printing firm of Chicago, has assigned.
Bicycle manufacturers expect to put
1,000,000 wheels on the market during
The European hotel and several
business buildings were burned at
Southwestern Missouri papers are
complaining that the freight rates on
fruit are too high.
The Peace Association of Friends
has asked all ministers to preach on
"International Arbitration" on Peace
The United States Supreme court
reversed the Kansas court in the ap
peal case of Daniel A. Bucklin. con
victed of perjury with two others in a
It is expected that a court martial
will be ordered to examine the report
that Commander William F. Folger
has been serving the Harvey Steel
Plate company while acting for the
At London Frank P. Slaven has
signed articles for a twenty-round
match with Peter Maher, formerly
Irish champion, now claiming to hold
the championship of America, for 500
and the best purse, the fight to take
place either in England or South
More iron ore has been shipped the
present year from the ranges in the
Lake Superior district than during any
other entire year in the history of ore
mining in Wiseonsion, Michigan and
Minnesota. The shipments up to
November 1 this year amounted to
At Oklahoma Citv. Qkla.. Har-
aujo, ex-minister from Brazil o
a. 1 a . . - .
me Argentine Kepublic, was divorced
I A. V It A A . m . ...
ia ine aisirict court nere irom vata
hne A. Daraujo on the grounds of
cruel treatment and general indigni
ties. The parties live at No. 21 West
One Hundred and Thirty-first street.
New York city.
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