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fh Sioux County Journal
L i. SIXMOXS, TnvrUUm.
It would appear that S"an Francisco
iaa some fat messenger hoy. They j
are now in jail for burglary.
Andrew Carnegie n.ii-t.t psibly raise j
the wages of hia worLrjj-n ( cent j
more yet without Wiimj; to set greet j
ree the danger be runs of dying rich
A wornarf named A.ldams has been
Appointed garbage Insj-tof in Chi
cago. Before she has b--n long in
Office she will doubdes need both the
d's" in her came and several bitf ones
A Chicago advertising company re
fused to take the busings of an under
taker who wanted to put his card in the
trolley cars. It was argj-d, probably,
that the passengers would not have
time to make an ante-mortem state
ment of their preferences in the matter
of a funeral director.
The telegraph states that "Kid"
Thompson smiled faintly when seu
tence of death was parsed upon him.
This is certainly as much In the way of
hilarity us could reasonably have l-en
expected from Mr. Thompson. A l.ok
of actual displeasure even could have
One's surprise in the fact that do two
persons' voice are perfectly alike ceas
es when one U informed by aa author
ity that, though there are ouly Dine per
fect tones to the human voice, there
are the astonishing number of 17.592,
115,044.413 different sounds. Of these,
14 direct muscles produce 10,32. and
13 Indirect muscles produce 173.74123.
The oldest inhabited house within
the limits of the United States is said
to be that of Kilian Van Rensselaer.
Which stands opposite Albany. It is of
Holland brick; and the front wall still
exhibits loopholes through which jhe
first owner formerly shot at Indians
and wild beasts. The house is still in
fowl repair, after being in constant use
lor more than 2o0 years.
A Chicago paper wants ex-Presidents
pensioned. The President gets a larger
aalary than he could command honest
ly In private life. He gets a good house
and the Government pays the plumber.
If the President wants to save money
there is nothing to hinder, and 1 he
doesn't there are naturally plenty of
friends who will give him a lift A
pension would constitute him a pauper,
and in this country the atjle-bodied
pauper yet has a place to win in public
Another foolhardy navigator has set
ut to sail around the world in a toy
boat. He has already set out from San
Francisco and is unfortunately already
beyond the Jurisdiction of the Califor
nia courts. Otherwise he ought certain
ly to be examined by a commission de
lunatico inquir'-ndo. These absurd ven
tures are not brave but foolhardy. They
add nothing to useful knowledge,, (.till
less to the gayety of nations. They
ought to be suppressed.
. - .
The Immigration RestrictionLesigue
proposes! to present a bill to the next
Congress providing that no foreigner
between 14 and 00 years of age who
cannot both read and write stue lan
guage shall be received on any vessel
aa aa emigrant to this country. It is a
step in a right direction. It might be
judged too severe to narrow this to the
English language, yet where, outside of
that and perhaps the German, can a
foreigner get any notion of the princi
ples of our institutions?
There seems room for the inventor
to do something for the steam locomo
tive yet. One left standing on a side
truck In Arkansas a few days ago
thrw open its own throttle and "lit
out" upon the road at top speed, totally
wrecking a passenger train, for the
passage of which it had been side
tracked. This is the report But it
occurs to one to ask if it was side
tracked for this purpose, how did It
get out on the main line without de
railing itself at the end of the side
track? The Supreme Court of Louisiana has
Just rendered a decision In the Olym
pic Club matter, which, it Is said, kills
prize fighting In that State forever.
It ia also to be hoped that it buries it
beyond prospect of resurrection. At
the same time the Florida Senate Is
reported to have passed a bill which
kills It in that State, and that the lower
house is sure to concur. If this kind
of thing goes on Corbett and Fitzsim
mons and their imitators will soon
hav to resort to some civilize! way of
"making a living."
The money order clerks in the Pbila
delpbia oostorfiee are not as sweet
tempered is usual, and one of them
thus explains why: "During the last
few days there have been nearly a
hundred Norr.I School girls in here to
buy money orders for a cent each. It
eems their teachers put them np to It
so as to educate them in the way fho
money order business Is transacted by
the United States Government. So
they co-'ie piling in uion m with re
rraet for 1-cent money orders. Of
course, It Is just as much trouble to is
ue a money order for a penny as for
10O, and so yon can imagine th ar.
wyance It Is to us."
iaimfgratlou Into the Houth seems t
b taking the form of coloule rather
tko lu'jjvldoal arrivals. This Is espe
. tofy tt case with Immigration from
Ittrtk aad Nrvhwest to Georgia
and one or two i.tby States. One col
ony from Indiana and near-by local
lf.es Is said to number about forty tL.iU
sand Individuals of all aes, aici to
have bought some two hundred tit- J
sand acres of htcl in the southern part
of Georgia. Atiuth-r Hrs!a ' -loiiy is
to come from Pennsylvania, a;, i l to
locate on the Ucinulgee River, a'- It
twenty five mile from Ma-"U. Krun
KedhVld. S. !-. another ol-y ! ' 1 i
to HeuipsteaJ County. Arkan.i-: -u-re
are aid to be five thousand s-b
la this Dakota colony, who are j :r -oly
the owners of more than cfty t;4
sand acres of land.
Every owner of spruce fret s-cnla
be wide awake to the great iuip r'auct
of the wood pulp bus. Less. 1 1. many
places tu-day spruce logs are .&
more for pulp than to mauufact'ir ? into
lumber. By and by we xpect to hear
of the shutting down of w.me t: , . I i-. ie
cause their supply of logs ha 1 ti al
sorlxij by the w 1 pulp nn u. This
has already b- b the ease in many sec
tions, and is bkely to inervase rapidly
year by year. It will 1- well fr many
of our luiulw-niiet) to estimate careful
ly, and see whether lliey can te-w get
more for wood pulp logs than they can
realize by manufa. iuring and shipping
lumber to the market.-.. Many a man
who dislikes to change the character
of his business, to shut his mill down
or discharge his crew, would, ujkiij in
vestigation, find that sue!) action would
be to his pecuniary benetit.
The magazine writer Is again deplor
ing the decay of the an of letter writ
ing, and shedding unnecessary tears.
People who desire to write let
ters will probably to the end of
time and mail facilities continue
to do so. If they prefer the
frankly open card the cot is 1 cent ,
and the trouble slight The average
letter written from a sense of duty is
a nuisance alike to sender and receiver,
and lays perhaps upon a wholly inno
cent person the obligation of answering
it Then, some jeople w ill preserve
letters, so that ultimately they lind j
their way into the brvacb-of promise
case or the divorce court', or, piwsibly.
the effusions penned to No. 1 fall into
the unsympathetic hands of uuturer
No. 2, whose pleasure thereat i not
intense. People who can write matter
worth reading are doubly foolish to
write in a fashion that does not com
mand a space rate, for such letters are
apt to be seized upon later by wmo
meddlesome and annoying Individual
destitute of sense generally, but more
particularly of the sense of honor, aad
given to the public. By that time the
public does not want them. So alto
gether if the art of letter-writing is
falling Into decay the matter Is rather
one for congratulation than repining.
Joseph Jefferson delivered a series
of lectures on dramatic art Iwfore the
students of Yale College. Just think of
It! An actor, a man who make his
living, albeit an epicurean one. by
treading the boards behind the glaring
footlights, exposing the unformed
minds of the young men of the country
to the pernicious and contaminating in
fluences of the stage. And this in
Puritan New England, where they
wore bell crowned hats and burnt
witches and persecuted Hester Pry i, he
not very" many decades ago. The mat
ter is still more remarkable when it is
remembered that the great institution
of learning is presided over by a doc
tor of divinity. It show s that the world
is moving and that the absurd and
bigoted prejudices agalnM the stage,
the stage In Its highest development,
are dying out from the minds of men.
There arc still Institutions of learning
or rather of Ignorance, where it would
be regarded as pollution for an actor
to set his foot It would matter not
that the actor was the greatest living
exponent of the drama in his line or
that he was a welcome guest in the
most exclusive social circles. The fact
that he was an actor, that the smell
of grease paint was upon him. would
debar him. Yale bag taken a step in
advance and one which will be wisely
followed by other educational institu
tions of similar rank. As Charlotte
Cushman said, music and poetry were
the preparatory acts of creation, but
the drama was the peopling of the
world with human beings. The drama
concerns people, not merely some of
An artist is busy at his easel by the
wayside. A rustic Is looking over his
shoulder In the free manner of the in
dependent Scot A brother rustic. Is in
a field near by with his hands in his
pockets. He is uncertain whether it Is
worth while to tike the trouble u mount
the dike for the uncertain pleasure of
linking at the picture.
"What Is he doing. Jock?" asks n- In
the field of his better-situated mate.
"Draw In wi pent!" returns Jock,
over his houlder.
"Is 't bonny?" again asks the son of
toil in the held.
")cht but lKHiny!" comes back the
prompt mid decided answer of the crit
ic. Of considerations for the artist's
feelings there is not a trace. Yet both
of thesf rustics will appreciatively re
late the incident on coming in from the
tield and washing themselves, w Slh this
rider: "An" 'he didna look ow r wee
pleased. I can tell ye! Did he, Joel ?"
The ('outem)sirary Kevlew,
Andrew J. Cobb, of Atlanta. Oa has
in his possession one of the most Inter
esting relics of the Confederacy. It is
the pen used to sign the constitution of
the Confederal-.. It has never been
disturbed since the hand of General
Howell Cobb laid It In Its case; and the
ink used then can be seen now where
It has dried ujnm the pen.
Uncle Ham's ftouks.
Uncle Sam himself prints l,000,i0
books a year.
A $ew Atratit
Chica.' IU... Jane 12 There was a
large attendance at the meeting of gen
eral weteru passenger gut held yes
terday in the o:fi e of the general pas
senger as leti'.uu pursuum tJ the or
ders of the suierior ofik-er to pet to
gether and form a strong and firm
agreement if a it hi a the bonds of possi
bility. The preiiruirry iifc was iuii
caUTe ot hariu'jii.v and Uitimate uo
cess but nothing defm.te accom
plished except to af puiiit '"hairmaa
Cilv!l, ebitsi!an of U.e Ii ek Isiaod
and Mmth of the Hurlmgiou V Mis
souri river a committee ntt poner to
Crat t the details of an igreern-nt which
sh.i.l cover ill roads east arid esl of
the .Mi$:oun river and alo Utait, tome
of the agents of thetruuk lines are not
eai.uiue of a permanent organization
being effected, believing the obstacles
will come from certain smaiitr roads
who want to d;ctate terms, but an hon
est determined effort will be made by
all, becasise they have strict orders to
do something. The agents adjourned
their conference until tomorrow.
W 11 i.r.ue suit.
MlLWAt KKE, Wis, June 12. -Judge
JsLkins will very soon order the re
ceivers of the Northern l'aci:ic railway
to bring suit against Henry Vlllard for
an accounting of an alleged shortage in
finances turned over to the ci uipany
by him while acting as its financial
gtntand in the capacity of a director
several years ago. The alleged short
age, a has been published, is ill the
neighborhood of S200,(.hjU. When at
ton.eya for the receivors went before
Judge Jenkins and asked to have a
da'e fixed for argument and an ap
plication for permission to begin suit,
the judge said he saw no use of any
arguments, but would sign an order as
soon as t was agreed upon by the at.
torneys. George P. Miller says an ap
plication will be made for an order
within two or three days.
Attmtd to Kt l li;itik.
Butt, Mont., June 12. A desperate,
but unsuccessful attempt was made at
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a lone
robber to rob the stiver Bow National
bank. The man, ,no refuses to givej
his name, walked into the bank when
no one was in but a young clerk named
Will Thomas, and celling hnu to the
window levelled a revolver at him and
demanded the casii. Thomas instantly
stepped down behind the counter and
grabbing a revolver began tiritjg-, and
the robber ran out of the bank. The
shots attracted the attention of Police
Oi'.icer Ingram, who arrrested the rob
ber alter a chase. The bank ia mtiutt d
on the principal thoroughfare of ti e
ton. For a time the bullets were fly
ing thick and fast, but no one whs hit.
So c-iUe Mstui.
t?T. Loris, Mo. Jure 12. Fight per
sons commuted suicide and two others
made unsuccessful attempts at self-destruction
in this city during the first
ten days ol June. Of those w o suc
ceeded in ending l!:eir earthly exis
tence sir were tn-n and-two.wrt
women. In nearly every case JPeAact
was due to destitution and despond
ency. Physicians Incline to the theory
that the present hot wave ia repohsihlt
'for the increase in the ratio of suir-uJ-s.
) The hot wave continues in this city
and at 2 p. m. the thermometer regis,
tered in the shade. . veral ptewtra-1
tions from heat have been reported
yesterday, but no fatalities h .Ve occur-
red. Light shower at 1 p. m. relieved
the heat's intensity.
JHUUthl.t, ia Jiine I-. I'U
brewers from the east, soutt, arid west
havfc been arriving at the Pfeister,
'Fiankinton and Schiitz hotels all day
lor the national association. The St.
L.OU1S aeiegaiion arnveu y-Meraaj
morning and the big New York and
eastern delegation on their special
through train arrived at tioon. Tht
New York delegation included brewers
from tbe metropolis, from Brooklyn
Jersey City, i-tateu Island, Union Hill
and Newark. T he others on the special
train were from Philadelphia, Hams
burg and Pittsburg. At Chicago th
special train was increased by the ad
dition of two cars containing delegates
rom Chicago and other western cities.
crop. iu uood Cunditioo.
(. i lie a go, J uue 12. Reports as to th
condition of crops throughout th
country, anu uie general iiiiiueuce oi
iweatber on growth, cultivation and
harvest, were made by the director?' oi
the different state weather services yes
terday. Upon the whole the week hai
'been more favorable to agriculture
than any week of the season since the
period from the first of May to the 7th.
.Corn has made good growth during tht
week and la generally in good condi
tion and a good crop is promised ir
Iowa. In Kansas and Minnesota it it
growing well and has experienced im
provement in Indiana. In Minnesota
ai.d the Dakota warmer weather
would prove beneficial to corn.
Cjikaoo. 111., June 12. The long
drouth in Illinois was broken last night
by copious rains, which are reported
failing throughout the state.
Army Men Adltft.
London, June 12. The Chronica
today published a dispatch from Mos
cow stating that the twentieth division
of the Caucausion army, the
headquarters of which is at Kautruqua
nave been ordered to Kars and other Hillard of the same town was terribly
frontier stations. Contractors at Kar.,t0Cked and cannot live, Mrs. Hill
and Tlflis bave received large orden arrj-( lon wM ,. .truck and terribly
Tor stores. This movement was nnex- turned bout the hips. He may re
pected and has cansed much surprise, C0T.r. Sixteen others la tbe tent were
It is conjectured that It has tome en- .oocked down and more or tee Injured
section with tbe Armenian question Tu, maM into piece.
T lo M 1.1 K- rm.
Nni Falls, s. 1) , June
13 -Hor- J
cer and Mewart, attorneys for W. W
Taylor, the deUulung ex treasurer nni
his bondsmen, together with II, M
i;neuic Tayh rs brother-in-law, art
in the city. They authorize the state
ment that Taylor will return in cbarg
of friend inside of ten iiy; that the)
consider further flight useless, and fur
ther, that the uncertain fa e of Tayloi
is killing his parents, who are aged.
Attorney-tic-orrai Crawford is also her
and says tha". fiien is of Taylor have
asked for a compromise, but to will
not grant it. He nyi tit it the settle
ment Of property heid by Taylor shows
that the stale will get about all tht
money back witixmt selling the pro
perty of Loudsmeu, which has been at
tached by the state. His trends wen
given a warrant for Tavlor to avoid
trouble from reward simrks, who are
liable to arrest him while en route
home. The story of Taylor's travels is
quite in: .'resting and the earlier reports
concerting tl em have been wceurate.
He went irora Florida to Havana, then
into Central America, thence to Dutch
Guiana, thence to Kingston. From
Kingstou he went to Paa and from
there came north and is now n a sec
tion of the continent where the weather
is more endurable thm uoder the
Tbe Soqi ion In Turkey.
Boston, June 13. A reliable Amer
ican resident in Turkey m a letter
about tr.esituatiou ineave cTiitiey re
ceived here, says.- ' Tiii q lestiou now
pending iioldi within it th9 life or
death of oriental Christianity. Are
those wicked aud godless fanatics to ba
permitted to dip their swords further
in the blood of innocent Christians, not
only in general massacre, but on high
way, in their own homes, in the fields,
aud even worse than all in the prisons
by the hands of the government itself r
Day after day the pitiful story is told
over and ov again of pillage, burn
ing, tortue, murder, violence, rape, ab
duction, confiscation, desecration of
churches, etc. Mere human aid is en
tirely insuiticiant; the intricacies of the
political question involved put the solu
tion of the problem far beytmd our
'j hi letter gives a new story concern
ing the state of Turkisii prisons. In
the Bittlis priaoc there are seven cells,
lach one large enough for ten or
twelve persons. There are between
twenty and thirty crowd d into each
one. There are no aaniiarf arrange
ments. Armenians often have to drink
the "Khuiitch" wa:er. This is th
water of the tank where Turks per
form ablutions for prayer.
Xa; (tut m Kate War.
Salt Lake City, May 13. The
sction of the Union Paciiie railroad in
tanking such a radical cut in rates from
the Missouri river to Utah common
points is likely to precipitate a rale
of no small proportions. T he deter
mination of the Union Pacific to maKe
the cut a sfciet until it was imposiible
for the Rio Grande Western to hear of
it In time for them to come out in a
limular announcement Tueday. The
I!io Grande people are angry at the
Union Pacigc and declare that the lat-
i ter has violated all pledges
' meuts and also courtesy by the cut and
particularly by the sudden way in
which it was sprung. The Western
j lays the purpose of it was to make the
jl'iiioti Pacific appear In the light of a
joenefactor aud savior of I' tab. Traffic
j Manager Babcock of the liio Grande
Western left fur Denver last niirht to
jsongult about meetiug the Union Pacl-
i3c cut and savs that his rond till make
the rate both east and we.-t instead of
me way if he is ttustaiued in h,s view
by the Western ofliciais and he can get
j lLe guruort o HnoU,er Jinet
To Marry tho Lady or Hl Choice.
New Youk, June 13 Carl Henry
Wrsge, twenty-three years old, has re
ceived notice from an adminisrator of
ia annt's estate In Hamburg, Germany
that he had been made sole beir to her
fortune of II, (XXJ.OUO. The administra
tor bad just arrived from Germany.
He is a prominent member of the Y.
M. C. A. aud secretary of a soap com
pany. He came to this city poor and
friendless a ye.tr ago. lie received tbe
news of bis good fortune at if an or-
hinary matter. "I will simply keep on
. mending to business,- he said. "The
first thing I am going to do is to marry
tbe lady Of my choice,
Kraaces Wnlard to Wd,
London. June 13. The Mascitsays
it is rumored that Frances K. Willard,
president of the Women's Christian
l'emperance nuion, who is now ia En
gland, is about to be marred to an En
glish gentlemen of wealth and position
and of prominence In reform work,
Tlds is a revival of a rumor which was
in circulation about a month ago.
Chk'aOo, June 13. -Tbe Crane com
pany of this city, the largest manu
facturers of pipe fittings and brass
goods in the world, yesterday announ
ced to lis 2.00U employes that their
wages would be increased 10 per cnt,
being a restoration of the rate which
prevailed early in lH'.tX
Tenl Sirw fc by Ughmlng-
MvsKpitov, Mich., June 13. Light
ning last evening struck one of the
(tents of the Methodist campmeeting at
iuvenoa, instantly killing Mrs. Bur.
. -4 X . . . I F 1 ..
it HyirtMO. iier sisier,
Km lb s.
yesterday evening the jury in the mill
ion and a quarter dollar suit of Alfred
Merritt vs. John
Mandard oil ting.
D, Uockfeiler, the
after having been
out five hours, returned a verdict of
H'),UX) for the plaintiff. The case 11
probably one of the most important
and bard fought ever tried in the north
west, aiid has raued general rejoicing.
j ue suit was oasea on the ground
that Rockefeller, both by his personal!
rt presentations W. au interview with i
a brother of the plaintiff at his otlice in ,
New York city about a year ago and ,
also through the fraduk-ht represents. !
Hons of his agent, kev. F. T. Gate, a ;
former Baptist preacher, and Ctarle8
W. Wetmore, a !New York capitalist
and lawyer, had induced the defendant,
together with his ir others, to place in
a cousolidatiou of iron mining com
panies their properties. Tbe jury de
cided that the evidence showed that
the representations -f Rockefeller and
bis agent as to the toivency of the Go
gebic and Cuban mices, which were
put ia by them and their friends, were
false and made with intent to defraud
the Merntts. The case was fought for
ten days and experts from Cuba to Cal
ifornia and from Dulntli to Alabama
testified. Rockefeller himself refused
to come and his only evidence was by
There is a large family of the Mer
ritts, most of whom wtre induced to
enter the consolidation and in a short
time suits ag.regatmg t2.'JO0,0jO more
will be brought on the samebasis.
Shrouded la Mjaiery.
Washington, D. C, June 14, In
formation reached Washington that
the steamer George W.CUlds, which It
is said left Philadelphia a fortnight ago
in the interest of the Cuban rebels,
touched at Jamaica and sailed for 8an-to-Domingo.
The vessel's movements
are shrouded in considerable mys'ery.
When she left Philadelphia she dropped
down the river to Greenwich, where
she is understood to htve taken on
board a consignment of arms for the
revolutionists. Some days later she
put in an appearance at the Florida
Keys. Here she is said to have re
ceived the filibustering party under
command of four lea lers, KjIoIT, .San
chez, Garcia aud Castillo, as wn stated
In the press dispatches on Tuesday
last. It was originally announced that
this nartv numbered 2.'JU0 all told, but
it has since been known that the entire
outfit did not exceed tiity persons.
Nothing further has been heard .from
the vessel since these people were tak
en on board i.ntil the information came
that she had sailed from Jamaiea last
night. It is believed that the steamer
was not allowed to remain any leugtu
of time in Jamaican waters.
A Torpertn Boat Koundrrd.
SAN.FitAS'ciseo, Ca!., June 11. A
letter from Niaruan tawrenee of the
cruiser Charleston, received by the
steamer Peru and addressed to friends
on the receiving ship Independence at
Mare island, reports the foundering at
sea during a severe gale mi tbe morn
ing of May 10 of torpedo b.at No. 10,
Captain Oesko ol the Japanese navy,
off Pang-Hui island, in the Pescadores.
All the vessel's crew, excepting one
man, were drowned. Among the lost
were two English and two American
seamen. The latter's names are re
ported to be Alfred Lnws.ni, formerly
of Hartford. Coun., nod Janus B.
Benson, a Caiiforniaii, The ill fated
ve-sel at the time was hall a mil from
shore. While the sailors were cll-irm
to the torpedo boat which Mai;
caps. Zed a number of Japanese soeiiers
aud foreign landsmen were rushing
about among the Chioe.e lUiiermeti
offering large rewards fur the rescue ol
the men' but no: a Chinaman would
respond, and the tUteen men perished
like drowning rats.
Indian Held 1 tirm at Bay.
Siocx City, I., June 14 The uni
que spectacle was presented in tills city
vesterdav of tbe whole police force ol
Hiout City being held at bay by a lotol
drunken Indians. Yesterday over UK
of the Winnebago Indians from th
reservation nar Pender came over U
sell gooseberries. On the proceeds ol
the sale of the ben its the whole outfil
became very drunk. They are encamp
ed near the city and have become i
nuisance to the neighborhood. Accord
ingly warrants were issued for the ar
rest of the whole tribe, but the Indian!
refused to be arrested and refused tt.
leave the city when ordered to do so by
the police. The officers are afraid loj
tackle the whole crowd and so they
are permitted to enjoy their drunk iu
1 rannrrrrerl lo Oenvar,
' Washington, D C, June 11.
Among the orders issued from the wat
department was one transferring Maj.
Elijah Halford of the nay department
from" Omaha, Neb., to Denver, Colo.
Major llaiford has been stationed at
Omaha since hU appointment aa pay
master st the close of his Kervice at
private (secretary to President Harrison.
The promotion of Gener.d iMiintoh tc
be pHymwsler-general neceacifated s
reassignment of office of which this it
'.Ntrtick by l.ialitnlng. .
Ottawa, Out,, June 11.- MacKenzit
tower of the parliament building wai
struck by lightning yesterday. The
tower room in the fourth story win
badly wrecked. Five clerks were at
work In tbe centre of the room, but all
escaped with a severe shock. F. lire
ton, clerk of the woiks, who was in tht
basement of tbe building under tht
tower, was knocked inseustule, lie
will probably recover, although bit
nervous system has received a seven
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
A young man employed on the f irtt
of John McMrhan, three cue sooni vj
Xebraska City fell from a ladder and
broke bis collar boue.
j In the dlBtnct court We.,:nedi
i Moses Kobertsou was couticfed ol
! biting off the ear of Charles Mjueford
'while they were lighting at llulo I hit
Arragrrueni8 li:tve b--u nisib- wnu
til Klkhorn and Union Pad c rndi
tll ru excursion trams o and Iron)
j rt. ,nollt on the Fourth and I e hremeu
of tl,e clty ure preparing the i-reHlest
celebration m the history of the city.
Another good rain fell at Got .enbury
Sunday. Crops are in splendid condi
tion now and growing nicely. There is
aor a very large acreage of srmll grain
owo in this vtciuity, but it now prom
:ses from half to thiee-fourths Of 8
Mr. lUrtzm in of the Oxuard com
pany at Grand Inlind, wai iu Table
Rock examining fields of sugar,
'jeets. He pronounced them the finest
looking ot at;y he had seen Pi the state,
Some of the lields are nearly covered
llready ty the plants.
The river has lee(i cutting badly be
,ow Nebraska (.'it v and TuesJay after -aoou
it was necessary to take up about
1 mile of track between Peru aud
Brownville m order to save it. The
Lincoln train ran down to Peru Tues
iay everingTind transferred the pass
The Beatrice wheel has completed ar.
rangements for a race meeting open to
ihe stt to be held at the driving park
June2o. Good prizes will be offored
for the seven events and an invitation
lo enter is extended riders of the state,
who can secure entry blanks of F. E.
The fecurity Mutual Life Insurence
sompuoy, orga-iized under the law
passed at the last legislative session, is
about ready to begin business. Trie
men nt the head of the company are
the leading buniness and professional
men of Fremont. Tho otlicera are in
ihe F'remont National bank building.
The commencement exercises of tbe
nstitute for the blind was held at Ne
braska City Wednesday evening. A
:hoice literary and musical program
was rendered. President Wilton of
".he boird of trustees presented diplo-
j maa to the following graduates
Uenter, Alice Her,h, Paul Hagler.
Henry .Schroder -and Lena Mr. Trues
Jale, Conductor liergantyle of the Burling
ton, running between Nebraska City
tnd Red Oak, Ia, was accident ly shot
at Red Oak Monday evening. In tak
ing his coat irom a peg in the car a re
volver dropped to the floor and was
dif harged, the bullet Striking him just
above the ankle, ranging upw ard and
coming ou- at the groin. The wound
is a dangerous one.
Steps were ti km Tuesday nt Rig
epraigi organizing an irrigation dis
trict by DetieUud Keith county citizeni
The ditch will be about twenty. fivi
tuiies long and it includes about 5.UUC
acrts of Deuel county land. The pre
Iimiii ry turv.y wiil be made at once
and the vv-.rk is to he pro-ecuted ai
vigorously an possib.e. 1 here w ill be u
opposition to Vo log the borHs.
'J he hanks of the Gothenburg Canal
a:;d ii rp; itio i company's ca'isl gave
way -u uy mght.ilooding the coun'r)
went ot t-own and damaging the railway-rack
s.i th .t seveml passengers
and o'her tMios vwr- held here foi
about ten hi. i. s. A construction train
and :,... rapidly repar.ng the
r "'' The canal Is also being
repalreu and the water confined to iu
Mr. James Lu of Omaha is in Fre
mont visiting vvitu her parents, Mr
and Mrs. D. M. linger. Neither Mrs.
Ish nor hor father will talk about th
famous shooting case. A newspaper
reporter visited the Roger home, but
was refused admission. Mrs. lsb has
many warm lrieuda in Fremont who
will stand by her in her great trouble.
That has been her home sincein fancy
and only words of sympathy are heard
A corporation called the South
American Light Power and Traction
company has been organized In Beat
rice with a capital stock of 8l,flUO,000.
The incorporators ate ex-Senator A. 8.
Paddock, his son Frank A. Paddock
Frank Murphy of Omaha, Marcus Stiue
of New York city, K. S. Forbsof Wash
ington and Kdwm W. Deh.n of boirb
Carolina. The principal ollice will be
In the city. The purchase and opera
tion of street railways, it la understood
is to be their principal business.
The KuighU of Pythias owned Ne
braska City Monday night the occasion
being the annual district convention ol
that order. Grand Chancellor Mm.
man presided and ex mplilled the work.
Af er an initiation ceremoitf had been
performed the Knights fo-tued in lin,
and beaded by the Nebraska City vorl
net band,' marched to the Watson
house, where an elegant banquet
awaited them, speeches were made by
Chancellor Stuiman, Will L. Selor, H.
H. Fass, Dr. Hungiite, ana others. It
was a complete ailuir and will long re
mam a pleamtnt memory.
I'fii, Clilial and Hru.h.
Henry Harland, author of "The Yoki
of the Thorah," Was atone time a clerk
In the surrogate court of New York.
William Watson, the poet, has been
granted a pension of J.VJ0 a year. Tin
Gladstone government had already glv
iu him one of ll,UXi,
T he first etching done by Whistler
whs aserteeof maps for the United
Mates coast survey. Tliey were not
published, as the artist and autborltiri
differed ae to how a tree ought to U
ranrMMitad In a man.
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