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THE SCUiX COUNTY JOURNAL
L. J. SaMMO-VS. Proprietor.
HARItl-OX. . NEBRASKA.
Missouri ban elcted a woman sheriff.
What will she do when she has an at
tachment for a good-looking young fel
low? "What shall we do with onr w'fe
beaters?" asks the New York Recorder.
If it were our wife we would punch
Broker 8 haw of Wall street claims
to have seen "a sea serpent 100 feet
long through a glass" the other dajr.
Through one glass?
Atlanta didn't make a bad showing
for the South come thirty years ago,
but Its present exposition is naturally
much pleananter to look at
It is a pity the new chemical army
ration was not In use when Stonewall
Jackson fed his troops on supplies cap
tured In the Shenandoah Valley. The
new ration la the best thing yet invent
ed to fall Into the bands of the enemy.
The tallest cathedral tower In Eng
land, that of Salisbury, is spreading at
the base and threatens to tumble down.
This can be easily remedied. Place the
cathedral In charge of a titled bachelor
archbishop and introduce him to an
Though Ireland Is still losing popula
tion a gradual growth In prosperity la
noted among the people. In the year
ending last July the deposits In the
Irish savings banks Increased
Ooo, an average of over $3 for each In
habitant. It Is a good showing for a
year of dull trade throughout the world.
The Methodist ministers of Chicago
got no more than they deserved after
permitting Keir Ilardie to address
them. It Is a matter of notoriety that
his views on religion do not wear the
brand of orthodoxy, and even if this
did not tax their tolerance beyond en
durance they should have remembered
his socialistic views, and the fact that
he trains under the red flag. If they
knew all about the man who was their
guest they should have heard him to
the end, and If they did not they should
have never consented to his presence.
The members of the Florists' Club, in
Philadelphia, propose to give the peo
ple a lesson In city tree planting and
have selected the streets around the
University of Pennsylvania as the point
of beginning. They will choose desir
able trees, see that they are carefully
planted In good soil, protected froni
damage, and pruned and watched year
after year. If a tree dies or Is blown
down an official forester will replace It
at the proper season. Insect depreda
tions will be prevented. These are the
conditions on which street trees can
be grown, and when they are recog
nized a city begins to grow in beauty
The announcement is made by a lend
ing medical society in Philadelphia that
consumption is decidedly on the wane
,ln that city. From 1881 to 1.MS7 the
average number of deaths per year
from the disease was 2,8o0, and for the
, last seven years the average was 2,643.
.Taking Into account the increase in
population, the decline In the mortality
from consumption has been over 30 per
cent in fourteen years. Physicians in
the city attribute the marked change
to the improved paving, draining, clean
ing and sewering of streets and alleys,
and to the greater caution exercised in
dealing with the disease as probably
contagious. The figures are a striking
example of the vital importance of
municipal and personal cleanliness.
Harvard has discovered that the
Bnglsh language Is seriously neglected
In that institution. The Board of Vis
itors at West Point for 1894 calls at
tention to the lack of facility of expres
sion on the part of the cadets and
recommends that more than the estab
lished 210 hours in four years at the
academy be given to the English lan
guage and literature, rror. Goodwin,
of Harvard, writes on the subject of
students extremely defective In their
knowledge of English: "There is no con
ceivable Justification for using the rev
enues of Harvard College or the time
and strength of her instructors in the
rain attempt to enlighten the Egyptian
darkness In which no small portion of
our undergraduates are living." The
remedy proposed Is not to admit stu
dents whose knowledge of their own
language Is unsatisfactory.
A particularly Interesting experiment
in the matter of municipal reform is to
be observed in the city of Rochester,
which has for a long time suffered from
the manifold evils of partisan control
in local affairs. A review of the con
ditions in 'that city In past years dis
closes an amazing condition of corrup-
tion and mlsgovemment and the ex
travagances begotten of professional
politicians in control of the patronage.
The conditions became so bad, Indeed,
that even the representatives of the
party now in power have been com
pelled to call off their office holders and
girt tbem assurance that unless some
thing in the way of reform Is done the
people cannot be expected to tolerate
them in office any longer. In this state
of affairs" a number of public-spirited
cftiaens of Rochester have organized
"Rood government clubs" and set to
wwttt Vigorously to employ Independent
KSoa in purifying the municipality.
T cftbs are strictly non-partisan and
tlfa for their sole purpose the cause
t fMs lowaatat, without regard to
tie political V.iu uluux :.:ci i;
obtained- Alrm !y lh eTtvl Is ft . :
In the changed suirude of tlje pf-si-i .
office holder, who are ra;lj:.v belt.,;
scared Into the appreciation of the fa. :
that the people w'Jl no Ivuger -t--mUgovemujeut
and partisan offi e niou
gering. Even the political allies an I
advocates of the office holders hav.
come to see the necessity of a reform
and are counseling a more careful aJ
ministration of affairs. The Incident
may be taken as another hopeful sign
that the tendency to get good municipal
government without regard to party
lines In getting It Is rapidly growing.
More and more the people in the vari
ous cities of the country are beginning
to rely upon Independent action lu se
curing their municipal rights.
Gen. Miles, who served with distinc
tion as a subordinate throughout the
whole war, reaching the grade of ma
jor general of volunteers, succeeds Cen.
Schoneld as the head of the army, lie
Is well worthy of the honor, and has
ably earned it by services In the field.
It has sometimes been said that lie 1
the first general from civil lire to gain
the position of commander-in-chief of
the army, bnt this is not so. It is only
since the civil war began that West
Pointers reached the command of the
army. Pefore that Gens. Scott, Ma
comb, Brown and Dearborn entered tb
army from civil life and won their pro
motion on the battlefield. Gen. Miles
therefore belongs among the greatest
of our American heroes, who, without
particular military schooling, achieved
the highest renown. lie succeeds to
the chief command of the army with
the warmest good wishes of all his
LIGHTEST ON RECORD.
An Eight-Pound Wheel -The Tire
Filled with Uua.
A crowd of cyclers were waiting at
the ferry for the next tiaklaud boat,
and were discussing different wheels
and their weights.
"I'll bet 1 ride the lightest wheel lu
the crowd," remarked a fat man, who
weighed fully 2in pounds.
All looked Incredulous, and one re
marked: "I don't think you can ride a ma
chine much lighter than mine. I have
a Impounder, made to order."
"I'll bet the drinks the wheel I ride
isn't one-third as heavy as any in the
crowd," offered the fat man, without
appearing to have heard what the other
"I'll take you," said the man with the
The fat man went to the parcel de
pository and got his wheel. It was a
remarkably fragile looking piece of ma
chinery. "One of those new eight-pounders,"
declared one of the wheelmen.
"lie will lose anyway." said another,
"If his wheel weighs five and one-third
The fat man mounted It, and rode It
around the walk. Then the wheel was
placed on the candyman's scales, and
weighed exactly five pounds. The
wheelmen could not understand It, and
all Insisted on lifting It, but It certainly
weighed no more than five pounds.
"That," explained the owner, "is an
eight-pound wheel, manufactured ex
pressly for my use by the factory I rep
resent. The tires, however, are filled
with the very lightest gas that can be
manufactured. You will observe that
the tires are Inflated all they will stand.
Well, If they were much larger the gas
in the tires would carry that machine
off, and It would lack alxiut a pound of
weighing anything." Kan Francisco
Bacteria pervade In the universe, and
Just as long as they get enough food to
form new protoplasm they multiply
with amazing rapidity. Cohn's compu
tation is iougb to make your hair
stand on end. Assuming that a bac
terium divides Into two in one hour,
Into four In two hours, and Into eight
In three hours, the number will amount
to more than 1(5,777,220 In twenty-four
hours. In two days this bacterium will
have the proud satisfaction of count
ing himself 281,ri)0,0xj,0W times; twenty-four
hours later there will be 47,
000.000,000XiO of him, aud at the end
of a week he can only count himself
In fifty-oue figures; then he gives up the
Job. Admitting that the sea occupies
two-thirds of the earth's surface, and
that its main depth Is one mile, our
sportive and enrgetic bacterium would
fill It in five days. There would bo
928,000,000 cubic miles of him!
Value of the School Excursion.
The school excursion is a method of
Instruction which has been long estab
lished in Germany, and to-day It forms
a regular feature of perhaps the ma
jority of the elementary schools of that
country. The school excursion offers
the most favorable op irtnnity for In
troducing the child Into many branches
of knowledge, for the reason that, by
means of outings, the pupil may be
brought In direct contact with various
phases of nature and the works of man.
And, Indeed, the locality Is exception
ally unfavorable where an abundancp
of material may not be found for In
structing the child In geography, his
tory and the natural sciences. Bo far
this broad method Is little known In
our own country; but It has much to
She She says she doer""t believe In
going out to dine with yjang men. He
I would like to meet that girl. She
Yes, she would make a first-rate com
panion for you. New York nerald.
"Ob! you're too fly," remarked the
wind to the kite. "Well, I notice you
always give me a good send-off," retort
ed the kIte.-Pblladelpb.la Record.
tO Ottilit U.N ItlE PL Alt.
Ths City in Which ths Nitioral ?e
publican CoLTeUion Will be Held
BEWARE OF THE MONROE DOCTRINE
Am able Enfiuh JoaraailM Wants the
Kugllea People to 11 audi- lhe Vrae
mrlma 4iu-lUia Carv-fully.
Xfw Vouk. Oct, 25. The evening
It developed yesterday that as a re
sult of the conference Wednesday night
between Senator Ouay, Mr. Piatt, Gen.
James S. Clarkson and Chairman
Carter of the national committee that
the republican convention of Is'. will
be called about June 10. The city was
not agreed on, but Ch cago or Pitts
burg will be sel-c'ed at the meeting of
the national committee to be held at
the Arlington hotel in Washington on
December 10. The rules of the repuidi
can national committee require six
months' time for time and place for
holding the national convention. Mr.
Quay wanted the convention held in
May next, while Mr. Piatt wanted it
held as late as July or August. June
was agreed on as a compromise date,
and the committee was called to meet
on Ilecember 1') next to give the re
quired six months' notice. sn Fran
cisco has been making extravagant
bids for the convention aud has the
pie iges of a number of western mem
bers of tlie committee to Tote for th
California city. At the conference last
night it was developed that seventeen
members of the committer favored
holding the cove'ilion in ban Fran
cisco. Twenty -live votes are lieces
s.iry to a choice, Seuator Quay wants
the convention held hi Pittsburg, while
Mr, 1'la'ti favors Chic ago. It will go
o one of these, cities.
He Hpeaka serloualy.
London, Oct 20. Mr. W. T. Stead
has a long article yesterday afternoon
in the Westminister Gazette on "Mon
roeism," during the course of which be
sys: "Englishmen would do well not
to belittle the significance of the ebul
lition of .J merican sentiment on the
question of the Venezuelan frontier.
It muit be taken with the usual dls
count and is no doubt due to the sys
tem by which foreign affairs are dis
cussed by bwling journalists, rather
than by suave diplomats; but it is seri
ous, ne vertht less. Its gravity consists
in two tacts, neither of which have
anything to do with the merits of the
question in dispute.
In the first place, for the first time
since the civil war the Americans have
built a navy of which they have grne
reason to be proud, and which sooner
or later they will uje against somebody.
In the second place, it is equally signi
ficant that the American press as
sures the United States that the Mon
roe doctrine has been Informally
adopted as a national faith by the
American people and the dispatch sen,
to the New Yor't Worl.' (referring to
the reported Bayard-Salisbury inter
view) probably has a basis of truth.
"Considering the disreputable char
acter of the Venezuela government, it
seems extraordinary that any civilized
pow.-r should contemplate such aenme
astrus-mga peaceable region under
the rule or government of Spanish
American adventurers, whose only
Claim to the sympathy of the United
Hates is that they call their monarchy
a republic and My a flag which does not
fly outside the western hemisphere,
"We do not fear arbitration; but be
fore it begins reparation must be made
for the high-handed violation of lhe
territory governed by England."
Cone up for Sure.
Hot Spkinos, Ark., Oct. 25. It
now looks hs if there was not the re
motest possibility of a light between
Corbett and Fitzstmmotu. Martin
Julian ieft here yesterday morning,
ostensibly for Corpus Chrieti, with the
announced purpose of being here next
Wednesday, accompanied by F'i'z-iim-mons,
arid with $10,0u0 forfeit money
in tis pockets. IJrady gave out a state,
ment latit evening to the press associa
tions saying that unless Fitzsiramons
made good Ms forfeit by high noon the
Corbett party would leave for ew
York on the Cannon Hall three hours
l iter. Brady signed Corbett's name to
this ultimatum, but as he has done the
same tiling for four days in succession,
only to be gubesquently overruled by
the chain pioii, the statement is not re
garded as expressing Corbett's private
Vendig is still here, and spent the
afternoon at Corbett's quarters.
A Had Frali i lln.
Kansas City. Oct. 25. A destruc
tive prairie fire swept over the western
part ef Saline couuty Wednesday. The
fire started west of iiryokvlUe and it
was only by prompt back-firing that
the town was saved. The territory
burned over is fire miles long by three
miles wide. Large quantities of hay
were destroyed. The lire started from
a passing train.
BtOO ming ton, 111., Ost. 25. The
sailors' and soldiers" sssocia'ion of Mc
Lean county held a reunion yesteroay.
One of the speakers was Col. Ilolwrt
U. lngersoll, who delared the United
States should annex Canada, Hawaii
and Cuba and tbat the start and stripes
should float oyer all the territory In the
Oalf of Mexico to the A r otic ocean.
He eaid that the Unltod Htates should
recognlt Caba as a belligerent
(eaerU Dlcklnw.u hr le ll Jair r
S-iS Fknci-o Oct. 6-
Genera liiCtuiM'n ot lurraut's cun
eel made his 0lilliz addre!- to the
jury yesterday, occupying live hours m
its delivery. His points were numer
ous aud he frequently repe ed biois-lf
dwelling ou the character of the ac
cusal, wh ch be said had been auove
reproach aid against which no evi
dence had lK"-n :ntroiueei. He re
garded the college rol c i:l the p votal
po.nt in the ca-e. He a'gu-d that the
.resemption of the det-rndaut'j Inno
cence should not be lost sight of. It
wns necessary that the proecu:on
should prove everything conneced
with the cose and leave nothing tor the
im initiation and it was eiecialy ne-ce.-ary
that a motive should b- shown.
Much had been said about sodistn and
about the defendant's being a mon -ter.
Nothing is support of this whs in the
evidence, and all the tes'lmonv was to
the effect that the accused had never
given any indication of being a monster
If the crime whi commuted by him
and for no other re isou than to satisfy
his pasiton, he must at some undeter
mined moment have become trans
formed into a monster aud again re
stored to his normal condition of a
model young man, aaainst whose char
acter nothing had ever before been
charged. He asserted that not only
was there no great insinuations against
the defendan's character, but he had
the entire confi dence of the mothers of
all he young ladies of the church and
ot the young lady for whose murder
he stood charged. The counsel said
there was nothing unnatural about
Durrani's meeting, with Miss Lament
on the morning of the 31 and hie es
corting her to school. He had rever
denied that meeting, but on the con
trary had told Miss Lamoni's aunt of
it when he was arrested and had testi
fied to it ou the stand, and his state
ments had been corinistent throughout.
Washington. I). C, Oct. 2C Sec
retary Morton is enthusiastic over the
Atlanta exposition, which, as un edu
cational Instiiutior, he says, is com
parably superior to the Chicago world's
fair. He says President (Jllman of
Johns Hopkins university, who sat
next to him at dinner in Atlanta, toid
bim he had visited all tb great expo
sitions aud none ot them equalled At
lanta educationally. The president's
pbrty was deeply impressed with lhe
evident prosperity of the southern
country through which their train
passed, and the rapid improvements
shown on every baud. There were as
m-ny cotton mills in process or erec
tion along the line as existed a year
ago. The president's reception in At
lanta, when he shook hands with
8.000 or D,0U) people, w as extremely
"And every granger in the crowd,"
said the secretary, "insisted on saying
a few words, the general tone being,
'We've got lots of H cent cotton an i we
wan' horest money for it."
To llti.li It I p.
Xkwfoht, R. Im Oct. 2'i. .lames J.
Van Alen Is in New York, if reliable
authority is to be believed, and at pres
ent he an j other parties in the great
scan lal are arranging tor the quiet
bushing np the whole matter with- ut
resorting to the courts. The warrant
for his arrest Is in town, hut the
deputy sheriff is still awaiting orders
for its service. These had not arrived
up to noon. The amount of bail n
quired is not (Mn ,XiO as reported, but
fciuO.uOO, the amount of the suit.
Kumor now says that he will not ask
his friends to l;e his surety, if arrested,
but will give a mortgage on his eMate,
which far exceeds this amount in vdue.
The feeling here is strong that there
will be no trial, since political and
social interests are too much involved.
A web-known society man says posi
tively that there will be no trial.
factory Wall I nll la
C1.VDE, O., Oct., 25. . bout nine
feet of the west wail of the Eimore
company bicycle factory fell Into the
street yesterday. A dozen persons
were buried in the debris. Two per
sons were fatally hurt and seven others
seriously hurt, Joseph Hecker, one of
the proprietors, was seriously Injured
about the bend nnd hips. Archie Hol
lo way and Frank Cook received Inter
nal injuries (hat will prove fatal. The
others Injured were :
Charles lierhardt, seriously crushed.
Clarence Whaley, head cut and seri
Kd King, head cut and bruised.
William Snyder, leg broken.
lioy Lemmon, head cut.
William Hudson, leg broken In two
Denverlte I ifur it.
I-IENVFH, Colo., Oct. 26. Mayor Mc
Murry and President Crocker of the
chamber of c mmerce have Joined In
the movement to take public action in
aid of the Cuban revolutionists by Issu
ing a call for a mass meeting to be
held October 31.
"They deserve our support and aid,"
said the mayor' "and we must help
them throw off the Spanish yoke."
Kolihed a lwet'Htre.
Cedau It a I' ids, la., (Jet. 2'i. At 2
o'clock yesterday morning three
masked men entered the postollice ut
Mluden, la., located in Orewig's gen
eral store. They bound aud gagged
Peputy Postmaster Stubr and then
blew the safe, stealing $75 and a lot of
tamps. Stuhr released himself- before
the robbers had finished their work and
re Ilia alarm, causing the robbers (o
flee, Oiliters are in pursuit.
W;LL never m it again,
Xing Callahan, ths Bridge Jumper,
M kes Hit Last Jump.
A LEAP INTO THE ARMS OF DEATH.
IU Jimp) rrea the I'oagliheepale Bridge
la eibe IIimSmhi Klrr and Dies of
II U lujurl.i
I'Ot-OAKFKFMK, X. Y Oct. 2S.
Patrick King Callahan, ra m fauiili
arlly known as "Kins" Callahan, the
professional bridge jumper, leaped from
I'oughkeepsie bridge into the Hudson
river, a distance of 212 feet, at an early
hour yesterday morning. Callahan
was fa ally injured. He died at 1 "2 : 1 5
As the iiorth-bound 6:08 train on lhe
West Shore steamed luto the station
this inomin? a psrty of about fifteen
New Yorkers alighted, among whom
were Juiues 1J. F.ckardt. Wi.llam
Lloyd, Thomas Sullivan and Patrick
King Caliaban. Ca'l than w as escorted
to a barn rear the depot to allow him
to put on his jumping suit. Sullivan,
Wil'iara J. Aikmaii and two other men
prc-ured a rowboat and rowd for the
mcv westerly pier of the bridge.
.4 fler Callahan put on his jumping
suit, which was composed of a pair of
shoes, a pair of black pants, a suit of
cotton underwear, a cork vest and a
rough blue shirt, he ftarted with Will
iam Lloyd and two Puughkeepsie men
to go out on the bridge. They passed
the watchman by saying they were
painters, and when they reached a
point about fifty feet from the pier
Callahan gave a push and leapel into
space. H'8 body shot downward to
ward the water at a rapid rate aud pre
ented a thrilling spectacle as ha
wavered to one side and then to the
When about twenty feet from the
water Callahan's body inclined and
itruck the water with terrillc force.
He sank i.nd came to the surface,
moaning li'-.e a dying man. In about
fifteen seconds his friends in a boat,
who were about twenty live feet from
where he struck, pulled Callahan into
the boat and rowed for the stiore.
When the shore wad reached Callahan
tot out of the bout without any hhsis
t rices and walked to Dean's hotel,
which is near the railroad hotel. When
he went in he fell on the lloor per
fectly exhausted, his limbs gtew suit
and he was carried to a room and put
It was found that he was rapidly
growing weak Iroin hn o! Wool. Un
der the chin w as a bad cut received
from the cork vest, which ha.' injured
internally and a u fir red greatly Iroin
the shock. The 'lower part of Calla
han's body was pra!jzed. All his
friends save one returned to New York
5ii an early train, t ailaiiati was
twenty-seven years old aud was born
in Ireland. About seven years ago he
leaped from lilaik Friar's bridge in
Loudon, aud on .liny 22. 1HD5, he made
I similar leap iroin the Brooklyn bridge
escaping lu both cases.
It Take Tliren Lawyers
New Yokk, Oct. 2-i. The f-un say:
in arranging the settlements pre
paritory to the Vanderhllt-M irlborough
wed. ling there were three family law.
yer eimage I. Colonel William Jay
represented Mrs. Vfihderbllr, Chauncey
M. Oepew represented Mr. Vanderbilt,
and k. Harding Mlllord acted for the
Luke of Mariborough. It has been
reported that Miss Vanderbilt's mar
riage portion wouid be 810,0 J,00). It
was learned yesterday that, princely as
was Air. Vanderbill's settlement upon
bis daughter, it has a condition attacnel
to it uame'y, that the Income from the
BlO.UOO.WiO shall lie for the use of lhe
future duchess during her lifetime. At
her death the principal goes to the issue
of her marriage with the Luke of
It is understood that upon his side
the prospective bridegroom deeded to
Miss Vanuerbiit large estaies in Eng
land, winch have been in his family for
years. While the Intrinsic Value of
these estates may not be equal to Mr.
Vanderbilt's gilt, to his daughter, yet
they have have heretofore always been
considered too valuable to bepremitted
to pass out of the Marlborough family.
Mr. Milward, who arranged all these
matters for the duke, is a resident of
Hlrmiiif hatn. He was the counselor
of the father and graudfather of the
Three llilldreo tluriiert.
Gkken ISay, Wis., Oct 28. Infor
mation has reached this city from the
Oneida reservation of the death of
three children of John Skimidore as a
result of the forest (ires raging in that
region, A tin ruber of dwellings were
burned, some of them on the reserva
tion and others just outside. Among
those destroyed was that of Skatildore.
His three children were alone In the
house. The fire came down on the
neighborhood very rapidly with a sud
den change of w iud, and several had a
narrow escape from death. It Is sup
posed the children became panic-stricken
when the bouse took fire aud were
unable to help themselves.
Ilearnt ii.. Mirn
IlKP.t.tN, (Jet. "it. A man named
Hitlldoi f, un attendant in lhe municipal
asylum loj Ihb liiSHiie, has been arrested
for having in bis posrecs on a box be
longing to the l'alheology institute ot
thi Oriefswal'i university, which whs
found to contain a number of human
hearia and liver. Th contents of the
box weigh (illy pounds. It Is ii I lege J
that these organs were stolen from the
bodies of deceased inmates of the asy
I itn, whose remaiua were shipped f
4 Nebraska Hotcs
HrUiii Ims two l ull photographers.
The law editor of the Genoa UaietU
is a laiy
t-and for the new buildings iroin? op
at Dodge Is sh ppd from Fremont.
Corn in Cedar county will give an
average yield of forty bushels p-r acre.
The state Irrigation convention will
be held lu Siiney December 17, IS aud
Prairie fires are beginning to get in
their deadly work ou unprotected hay
The petition to divide Frontlet
county lacked seven names of the re
Rev. William Wlllard of Gibbon if
seriously ill and relatives have been
notified to come to his bsi-ie.
Irs Martin of Cook took a tumbls
while p aying in a neighbor s yard and
threw his arm out of joint at the shoul
der. W. H. Smart of She.ton latelv re
ceived thlr y-one car load of sheep
which he will fatten for the eastern
The Brokennow Chief never med
dles with politics and accepts patron,
age from all partitm in a non partisan
The twelve-year-ol 1 S'u of Frit
Kaach of Schuyler un i"rto )k to ride
the Jersey mm to pasture, but tell off
and broke his arm.
An old settler of Custer county ob
jected to the a Petitions paid his daugh
ter by young Wood and emphasized
his disapproval by giving him a drub
bing he will long remember.
A tame coyo'e IO')k up quarters un
der the depot platform at Chadrun and
put In the long nights robbing hen
roosts utit H a charge of buckshot put
an end to his mei ry-makinj.
The Itel'len News give the average
yield ol grain lu that vicinity this sea.
ion s follows: Corn fifty bush'ds,
wheat twentv-live, oats fifty-eight, rye
thirty-four, Ojx nineteen and barley
Fred Heehtof Napone-, who was re
eentiy hurt by a corn cutter, is now re
eovertng. His broken ltg, after knit
ting, was Injured, which will make liltn
a cripple, one leg being shorter ai a re
sult Of the break.
W. ilartlg was compelled to unload
a car of beets this week, says the but
ton Register, and peddle them out, be
came the Grand Island factory refused
to receive them, claiming they were be
low the standard.
Mr. i(aneom, living near Wood
Kiver, set fire to th dead weeds in his
potato field to fit the land for plowing,
lie lost thirty tons of hay and his
nearest neighbor twenty lefore the
flames wi re subdued.
J. S. Hell, a fanner living near Ham
ilton, dmcovored one morning recently
that a tine black mare he owned had
been taken from the pasture and in her
plac was left a scrawny animal which
U practically worthless.
Kight hundred and severity.sevn
bigs of suirar, savs th Norfolk News,
were turned out at the factory Tuesday
In ten hours. J. W. Cover'., . 11.
(light aud I). Le perfermed the feat
of sewing, marking and weighing 1X
bags of sugar lu fifty eight minutes.
Chicken thieves are abroad In tha
land, g iys a Gretna correspondent. One
night lat week they male a raid on
Claus hiever's hennery and captured
15) chickens. They left abmt fifty
that were not full grown. Henry Mo
w inkle only a month ago lost about
2 0 fowls in the same manner.
F. T. Mtchtel received an injury to
his left eye recently that may destroy
It. He was attempting to mount a
b'rse when the rope attached to the
ti 1 er, which was half hitched around
'.he harries, in same in inner slipped and
brought the knotted end with au awful
force lull aiHliist the eve.
Ii. . Adams has rnado a settlement
with the Likhorn raiirou i company f ir
the loss of his arm lu the acc.dent at
P;uinview, reeehing 81,fVX). Mr.
Adams hai wisely decided to Invest his
money in a small farm, says Nor
folk Journal, and thus provide himself
and children with a ho inn and meatis
of su port.
Two boys about fifteen years of aga
were touring this part of the country
Wednesday and were about the depot
a part of the afternoon. One of them
caught a ride on the northbound pas
len;rer. They are pretty young for
that kind ot busiuesi aud an all fired
whalllng with the maternal slipper
would no doubt do them good. Lyons
A horrible accident happened to Mrs.
J. L. Adair of Madisou, aged sixty
two years, (ihe bad accompanied her
husband a few miles southeast of town
to get a load of straw, vV'hen eroding
a slough she slipped from the load
liead foremost, struck the hard ground
with such force that her scalp was cut
across r'ght under the eyebrows from
one ear to the other arid the whole torn
bHck from and over the top of the skull
several inches. She is in a precarious
condition, and the doctor fears ths
icalp will not. ur,!tH.
Thn Columbus Journal saves money
by running the biographies of the local
candidates for which it stands as stand
ing matter during the campaign, if
the pedigrees are not satisfactory tha
psper is not to blame.
The Lincoln and Dawson county
irrigation bonds, to the amouut of
8275,000, were carried by a rote of
ninety-eight to eighteen. The canal
when completed, will water about tQ
000 acre of land aa rich as any la tht
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