Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, April 16, 1903, Image 4

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Coamrota and Crlticiana Rased Upaa
the Happening of the Duj-HUtori-cml
and Nawa Notes.
Hellet. again, that many a harmless
old bachelor would bo a bowling nuis
ance ag a married man.
Most of those cfiy people who Invest
In gel-rlch-ipiIoU wliemcii would prol
ubiy laug'.ib hi a farmer who bought
a -gold bcirk,
A trust ban been formed for the
purpose of cornering the mastodon
In no
The stray Indian arrow heads
are sl'.'.'i oiwn to Invldnal enterprise.
Now that thi Ixjiidon laundry mi'ii
have entered a trust, maybe it will
be possible for tlie transatlantic tour
ist to get a really white collar there.
The only jime the Emperor of China
is ever taken Into consideration Is
when the empress dowuger makes him
sign the iay loll aier she. has put his
envelope In her stocking.
The next alliance may be formed by
the Europtan powers for the pui pose of
permanently curing the "nick man."
And we may with much propriety in!ort
here the scriptural Injunction, "Fbysl
clan, heal thyself."
The Iowa supremo- court holds the
owner of a hive of bees Is responsi
ble when a bee hits father on the
jjeek and lifts bim about twenty feet
Into the air. It I not only a good
law but It Is good ethics.
Mr. Mitchell recently said a few
things which should be Impressed on
recalcitrant employers and employes
alike. One of them was: "No great
strike can aucceed If the American peo
ple are opposed to It. If they conclude
a strike is right. It will win; If wrong,
It will fall."
If the disappearance of millions de
posited with turf companies, for which
no accounting can be made except that
one depositor was robbed to pay anoth
er, or all depositors were robbed by
the managersfl, does not Involve the
violation of either State or Federal
laws, there Is certainly a deficiency
In the laws.
' There has been much heedless rheto
ric spilled both here and In Great Brit
ain over the ties of blood and birth and
language which should array the two
great English-speaking peoples In a
bard and-fast alliance against the other
nations of the world. The true basis of
friendship between thera Is Datural, not
entiinental. They are held together
tot so much by common Ideals and com
mon Inheritances as by common ambi
tions and common interests.
That Merrlmac farce was a bad thing
for Hobson. How singular that It
should have settled In bis eye! The
young man Is deserving of all our sym
pathy. There Is no hope In this world
for a handsome man who Is a hero.
Heroe should be ugly as sin, because
their heroism makes them beautiful In
the eyes of the emotions! feminine. The
man who Is both hero and handsome is
taking nndue advantage of the compen
sating Influence of nature.
The editor of the Medical Record de
clares that the average woman of the
"smart set" thinks more of a dog than
she does of a baby that Is, a baby of
her own and he ascribes this mainly
to life hi Hats and the demands of so
ciety. While the statement In a gen
eral way may Ik: open to question,
there Is no room for argument when It
Is asserted that a woman who liven In
a flat' and goo Into society had neither
rom nor time for raising much of a
In Sweden thousands of people are
sorrowing. It Is not alone because the
crops failed and there Is hunger In
thousand of hollies. An old King has
laid aside his crown and bis Jewels
and the cures of state, and will no
longer play the part of father to his
people. Why did he do It? Perhaps
be was tired of It all. Pomp, cere
mony, grand dinners, gaudy clothes
seem very line when age has not laid
Its heavy hand on a monarch; but
when the end of life approaches, ndu
billou, fame, ambition, alt become bau
bles. King Oscar dignified a throne,
and has really loved his people. Were
i here more like lilm wearing crowns
there would be less unrest In Euroe,
ti nd fewer attempts to snuff out royal
lives. Today he Is still a giant, a
imghty oak. Me stands six feet four
inches, lias great shoulders, a great
clicxr and a gracious manner. All his
tin he has lived simply and cleanly.
There are no scandalt attached to lilm.
lie has good brains, and has kept
them well stirred, lie Is a writer, a
poet, a diplomat and a good fellow,
lie likes a good story, and can tell one
mid laugh as heartily as the next. lie
lias mingled with his people ss freely
as lias the President of t It United
Hlatcs; anil the gap Itctwccn King and
commoner. In Sweden and Norway,
has been bridged by hearty good fel
lowship and sincere trust a result
What couldn't such a man do for Eu
rope, If hn possessed the ambition of
n Napoleon and the wealth of a Nich
olas? King Oscar Is 74, and at 74 am
bition falters, and the eyes of men
Mho are wise are lifted higher tbao
1 ri a search for a cans for the growth
of the, cocaine and other stlraulact
aeek'ir habit, many paopl look be
join' the urufxist. that "unroiMckua
n; ii.ski of el tilal plaasereo," aa be
Qulncy calls him, and find that modem
l.ft itself is rt sponsible fur such abnor
mal conditions. In a state of society
where women in their twenties know
the meaning of t lie words "anaemia"
and "nervous exhaustion," and wh(re
they are constantly reminded of the
necessity of "building up their tissues,"
It is not to be wondered at, sy the
critics, that deadly drugs are eagerly
sought. In the good old times ibe most
jaded pleasure lover, the most satiated
society lover could be restored to nor
mal nerves by simple tonics and home
brewed concoctions. Htit now, so deep
hstbe. . w.urid acaiiimss,. ho .jwetti- the
nervous fatigue resulting from '"seeing
life," that one must resort to those
"portable ccstaeles," that "bottled
peace of mind." that are to be obtained
only at the druggist's. Vet, on the
other IibimI, If this is an ne of artifi
claliiy and morbid Introspection and
analysis. It Is also an athletic ape, an
ace of outdoor Ideals and high physical
standard. One hears constant redlin
ings over the Increasing number of
drinking women, cocaine fiends, and
morphine victims, yet one seldom
comes across a person who nuniliers
any if these unfortunates among his
aciiiaiiitiiuces, whereas everybody con
fesses to a large acquaintance with
Kport-Ioving women, with croquet
fiends and golf victims. It is useless to
blind one's sdf to the fact the first
mentioned class exist, but It is quite as
unnecessary and twice as deplorable to .
ufum.e iroin mis Knowledge xne oenei
that present-day society Is driving ev
erybody to the drug store, there to
plead for some bottled panacea for hu
man miseries.
A coroner's jury fixed the blame for
the disastrous wreck of the Philadel
phia express of the Central Railroad
of New Jersey upon Euglneman Davlsj
who died from his Injuries. The jury's
finding and Davis' confession bring toj
the frout again the old question of ter-,
rifle speed of modern passenger trains
and safety In operating them. Davis
declared that he saw the red light of
the block set against hlin, but ex
pected It to turn white. Davis bad
the reputation of being one of the best
englnemen on the road, and his con
fession may therefore be taken as evN
deuce that the man at the throttle of
the express engine of to-day Is accus
tomed to taking long chances. This
conclusion Is emphasized by the fact
that early on the morning following
the Pla Infield wreck an englneman on
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway
ran by two "blocks," over a flaming
fusee and a torpedo, only to crash Into
another train, thereby causing deat
and destruction. The question arisei
whether the exigencies of modern rail
roadlng necessitate englnemen takln
chances. Operating officials would an
swer this emphatically In the negative,
yet they know that there Is not an im
portant railroad systpm In the country
on which chances are not taken almost
hourly. Competition and fancied pub
lic demand have led to excessively fast
time In the operation of passenger
trains. As the speed Increases so does
the danger of operation. Schedules
are so arranged that time lost Is diffi
cult to regain, and chronically delayed
trains mean loss of business and dis
charged or disciplined engine crews.
Naturally, therefore, the eng neman Is
going to strain every nerve to keep on
time and avoid the carpet In the gen
ernl manager's office. In such constant
effort there come times when desire
takes the place of prudence. Nlnety-
ulne times, perhaps, the white light
for a clear track has been shown as
the train approached the bridge. I'pon
the one hundredth occasion the fog has
enveloped the engine In impenetrable
mist, or the storm Is beating fiercely
against the head windows of the cab,
making the detection of signals diffi
cult. Speed Is not slackened accord
ing to operating rules, chance Is de
pended upon, the draw is open, and
disaster follows. Not even In the army
is discipline of higher order than on
American railroads, but It is the ex
ception that proves the rule, and the
exception that causes the fatal wreck.
Fortunately the Introduction of mod
ern safoly devices bus reduced rall-j
road facilities In a faster degree than
increased speed has Increased the dan
ger of train operation. Railway man
agements, however, should strive to
constantly raise th standard of disci-1
pllne and not wink at Infraction of the
rules which ninety-nine times out of
one hundred result In maintained time
schedules but are bound to sooner or
later result In a wreck.
Col ton ItnlHlnit In ltusia.
A. Ahretis, a cotton buyer for a largk
firm of cotton manufacturers In Mos
cow, Russia, spent, nearly a year In
the United State-i. He purchased an Imj
mense consignment of raw cotton foil
manufacture In the mills of Moscow,
which Is the principal Russian point
for the milling of cotton. Mr. Ahrens
confesses to the admiration for this
country without which few foreign vis
itors are allllcted.
There Is considerable cotton raised
In Asiatic Russia," said Mr. Ahrens to
a reporter for the Washington Times,
"but It Is not enough for the demand
from the mills. Consequently the
American market Is drawn upon. At
the, present time all the cotton Is
shipped to Moscow by water-that Is,
It comes most of tho way by water.
When the Tnuis-Hilicrlan Hallway Is
completed most of It will be shipped
by rail.
"Russia Is very proud of this new
railway, which will entirely revolu
tionize conditions In Siberia, which Is
a superb forming region. Ou the rail
road all the engineers are Russian.
Very few Americana or Frenchmen or
German are employed."
Home men owe more to their wives
tbao they ever get paid.
Possibly a New Lljht on Llllle Case
Weapon Drawn From Well
David City, Neb., April 9. Then
was considerable eyxciternent In the
city Monday afternoon when
It was rumored that a revolver had
been found with which it is possl
ble that Harvey Lillic was killed,
Upon Investigation it is learned that
A. L. Hughes had employed James
Clark to clean out an old well that
had not been used for several years,
the propert. b i 1 1 'occupied by a ten
ant. Mr. Clark went to work this
morning and as soon as he went down
into the well, which had .very little
if any water in it, he found a thirty
two calibre six shot medium length
barrel, rim fire revolver loaded with
cat ridges, twrof thera had been shot.
The gun is a bright looking one arid
compares exactly with the one Mrs.
Lillie told the officers that the man
held in his hand when he did the
shooting, as to being bright and
glistenit)g,'J,he well where the re
volver was found is about one hun
dred feet froin the Llllle residence and
at the time of the murder the premis
es were occupied by"Arthur Pepper.
The Tollicers say that the bullets in
the cartidges with which the revol
ver is loaded are exactly as those
found In Lillie's brain and in the
barn three h rid red feet away. Tho
revolver is in the possession of Coun
ty Attorney Evens, who declines at
this time to give any further desctip'
tion of it than above stated. The
motion for a new trial will bo argued
and submitted to Judge Good on
April 17, and it is a question of con
jecture as to whether or not the rind
ing of this revolver will have any
effect on the motion for a new trial.
Bills That Have Received Ex
ecutive Approval
IT. R. 132. by Rouse, appropriating
163,000 of money known as "The Ag
ricultural Experiment Station Fund"
"The Morrill Fund" and "The Uni
versity Cash Fund" for the use and
benefit of the state university.
II R. 167, by Weborg, joint resolu
tion memorializing congress to sub
mit an amendment providing for
elecetion of United States senators
by direct vote of the people.
II. It. 100, by Hanna, to provide for
five junior normal schools an appro
priating 1 10,00 therefore.
II. Ii. 27, by Loomis. amending the
charier for cities of the second class.
If. R. 305, by Weborg, providing
for the annextion of territory to cit
ies situated in two or mote counties.
II. It. 13, by Gregg, fixing compen
sationof county superintendents lim
iting the same in counties of sparse
II. It. 23, by Nelson, appropriating
HOO.OOO for repairing and rebuilding
the Norfolk Insane hospital.
II. It. 03, by Wilson, defining pow
ers of slate board of health, provid
ing for a state health inspector, prescribing-
rules for quarantine, etc.,
and appropriating $0,000 for the pur
pose of the act.
II. It. 70, by Ttomsey, requiring
railroads to grant elevator sites to
persons who will expend $3,000 in tho
construction thereof.
II. R. 102, by Cropsey, appropri
ating $100,000 out of the state univer
sity funds for the construction of
new hti ildings on the state fat in at
H. R. 136.. by Davis, permitting
county treasurers to 'deposit county
money in banks outside tho county
reducing the rate of interest for
county money to 2 per cent; per
mitting the state treasurer to depos
it money in depository banks at 2
per cent
II. R. 00By Wilson, appropriating
$28,000 for the Incidental expenses of
tho legislature.
II. It. 279 Hy Good, transferring
$10,000 from the board and clothing
fund of Not folk asylum to sumo
fund of Lincoln Insane hospital,
II. R. 10 By Uavls, to provide for
township retnctcrles'ln counties un
der township organization.
11. R 40 Iiy Thompson, provides
that leases of hind must be In writing
to be binding for terms longer than
o iO year.
II. It. 8 By Perry, extending to
three years the requisite course in
state university college of law giving
Admission to the bar and rub log the
requirements of examination to ap
plicants for admission at the bar.
II. It. I li Hy Gregg, providing
that county superintendents shall
notify school districts by tho first
Monday in July of their duty In sub
mitting reports.
II. It. il I'.y Douglas, altering
procedure In prosecutions for carrying
concealed weapon so that on convic
tion for a second offense the court
may not Impose a (In a arid Imprison
ment together, the old law giving the
court discretion to Impute both If be
Must Pass H. R, 437, Sevep Mills for Stat
Levy, to mtet Appropriations Ptti
lti Enforccnienr Revenue Law.
Llncoia, April 7. A constitutional
nmeiirJuierit will be submitted to the
to the electors of the state at tbe
general election of M04 calling for a
constitutional convention to revise
tlie organic law of the state. Tnls
"-as decided Monday when in the
house the bill by .Senator Hall, of
Douglas county previously passed
by the senate, went through with a
vote of 2 to 2!). The passage of tbe
bill came largely as a result of the
dash between the house and the sen
ate over tbe submission of Individual
ametjanients. A deadlock ensued
over these measures and the Deed of a
constitutional convention was forci
bly brought to the attention of the
tncmbeis. H is said that the bill
went through against the urgent wish
t-f the railroad interests of Nebraska.
The passage of tbe bill was effected
In the bouse only after the matter1
had been fjlly discussed. Represen
tative Sweeny, of Webster county,
Btarted the movement against the
amendments by moving the postpone
ment of one of the bills seDt over on
Saturday night from the senate call
ing fur the submission of aa amend
ment. Representative Rouse amend
ed the motion by tacking on the otb
er bills sent over by the senate and
calling for this same thing. The
umended motion prevailed by a vote
)f 46 to 30.
Bills on Passage
At the night session the following
bills were passed:
II. It. 44(1, the claims bill.
II. It. 231, appropriating $35,000
for a state exhibit at the St. Louis
II. It. 164, nppropriattng $5,500 for
the payment of the premium on tbe
otllclat bund of Wm. Stuefer and Pe
ter Morteosen. This was recalled la
ter because It was passed premature!
ly, It having been read only tbe sec
lime. II. R. 303, to realize special assess
ments in Omaha.
II. R. 224, to prohibit minors under
eighteen from using tobacco In pub
II. R. 210, To permit the city of
Lincoln to make a levy for tbe pur
chase of a city hall.
In committee of the whole with
I'emberton of Gage in the chair,
with lightnlDg rapidity the following
bills were considered andordored ad
vanced to a ililrd readicg.
II. It. 401, For the printing of the
anoual'report of the state banking
II. R. 440, For a comisslon to re
port on the noundry line oetween
Nebraska and Iowa.
H. It. 450, For a Nebraska-Mis
souri boundary commission.
II. It. 413, To legalize oaths hereto
fore taken by commissioners of deeds.
II. It. 35, Making it unlawful for
any one to give or sell tobacco or cig
arettes to persons unaer eighteen
years of age.
II. It. 157, To authorize county
boards to audit fees for justices of
the peace, constables and sheriffs.
11. K ZoU, amending the compul
sory attendance law.
II, It. J)4. Providing a penalty for
Interfering with hcatigales of Irri
gation ditches.
II. It. 311, For the abandonment
and disorganization of irrigation
II It. 380, To vest power In the
S nth Omaha lire and police com
mission to license tbe Rale of liquors.
II. It. 277, Appropriating $15,000
frou. the temporary university fund
for tho CHtablisbing of tn agricul
tural cipei imeiit station In the west
ern part of t he state.
Representative Sears then started
the light for tho advancement of S.
F, No. 114, the bill fora lolnt resolu
tion calling for the submission of the
amendment for the constitutional
convention. He succeeded by degrees
In advancing the bl l through the
sifting committee to the head of the
general lile The nuue Immediately
went Into c mmllte of tho whole to
ronsldcr the measure and before the
adjournment for noon It had been
recommended for passage by the vote
of 62 to 27,
Klver Keeps Its Dead.
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 8 The
search for tbe body of William Mo
Clcllcn, the brldgcman who whs
drowned In tho Missouri river ten
days ago, has been given up. T
river bottom has been thoroughly
dragged and much powder used, bat
without results, A portion of tb
traveller wblch fell Into the river and
wblcb floated down tbe stream for
one distance, has beeo located and
brought back.
Drawing! of the Western Confluent
Made in the 1-aat Century.
An entertainment of much interest
from tlie standpoint of tlie antlijuariau
was given recently at tlie Marquette
School, under the direction of Miss
Fanny M. Iiaeou, the principal, tlie
main nature of which was the exhi
bition of ten old maps of portions of
the American continent, reports the
St. Louis (Jlobe-Itomoerat. Thev are
the property of Sidney Cieinensou of
Iioston, who secured them while trav
eling in Australia from a French con
Mil, a ml were loa lied to Miss liarun.
Eight of them were made by I'ovv
liall, who came to America in 175,'i as
royal governor to the colouien of Mas
sachusetts, New Jersey and South
Carolina, in Kiiccession. He returned
to England in 1701 and obtained a
seat in parliament. The last part of
his life was devoted to antiquarian
studies. These maps were published
in London In 1794.
The other two maps: were published
In I'nris In 18IKJ. One of the Eng
lish maps gives the thirteen original
States; one of the French maps shows
seventeen stars and seventeen States.
None of the English maps show Wash
ington or St. Lous. The French map
does. There is no Chicago on either
of the maps. Cahokia and Kaskaskia
are on all of the maps. One of the
old maps gives the United States and
bordering Spanish possessions, gives
the four old paths across the country
"upper," "middle," "lower," and
"old trading path." One shows an
old wagon road, where the railroad
now goes through Harper's Ferry.
The endless mountains In Pennsylva
nia are shown, and the mountains In
the southwestern part of the old
"Lnited States," In which there is a
"gap for horses." One map shows that
California is not an "island." Th
Gulf of California seemed to make old
California an Island until finally, trav
eling to the head of the gulf, It waa
discovered that California could ba
"reached by land." New Albion iij
shown on one of these maps, and Mex
leo stretches north through the pres
ent "United States." On another map
Is marked "the French ascend thd
River Missoury thus high," "and tha
Mississippi unknown," "the Wabash,
or St. Jerome, according to tb.6
Many other Interesting relics were
added to the exhibition, one of thein
being a copy of tlie first charter of
tlie City of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., pub
lished at Kaskaskia, 111., in 1842. It
belongs to the library of the late Gen
eral Itozier of that city. A pair ol
slippers given by IMerre Laclede to
Miss Valle, belongs to the same collec
tion. A iKiem on the capture of Fort
Kaskaskia in 1778, written by Cap
tain St. Gem, of Ste. Genevieve, Is now
owned by Miss Chauncey Clemont, a
pupil, who was in charge of the pre
cious collection. Many of the pupilj
assisted Miss Bacon In the entertain
ment. Jonea Liked the Girls.
"Yes, It Is a pretty good cigar," salt,
Brown as he held It up and looked a
It critically. "Jones bought it, but 11
he thinks he bought my silence wltlj
It he is mistaken, as the story Is to
good to keep. Jones, as you know,
considers himself a great ladles' man,
although he Is old enough to know
better. I was walking with lilm this
afternoon and he could talk of noth
ing but his 'latest. Suddenly hy ex
claimed: " "Ity Jove, there she Is now, acrosi
the street! Isn't she a peach?
"Off came his hat with a flourish
exposing his bald pate to the cold
wind, and an Idiotic grin spread ovej
his features.
"Much to my surprise, for she dii
not look like a girl who would Indulgi
In a street flirtation, she waved he;
hand, hesitated a moment and thei
started to cross the street where wt
'"They can't resist me," said th
beaming Jones. 'Excuse ine, old man .
see you later ta-ta!'
. "Hat in hand and grinning like I
monkey," continued Brown, necordlnj
to the Detroit Free Press, "Jones ap
proaehed tlie young lady, who sudden
ly stopped, looked startled for a mo
ment and then gased:
" 'Good gracious! Pardon me I mis
took you for ruy grandfather.' "
! "Itiit Wash Little liang Out"
Ho Then everything Is fixed and wt
can be married In May, can't we?
. She There Is only one thing I havi
not spoken of, and mamma Insisted
(tlint I must.
; lie Cerlainly, my angel. What ii
It? Bid me go through any trial foi
your dear sake and I'll do It. Ask foi
the Golden Fleece, and If such a thin)
Is In existence I'll get It-aye, evet
though I must swim the seas, climb tin
loftiest peaks, or search In the fuming
craters of mighty volcanoes, I'll do It
She-It lsu't much, my denr. Mam
ma said I tnuHk nsk you how much yoi
intended to allow mo a week for pit
Ho Um-er- how much ore pins s
paper now? Tit-Bits.
Orink from the CIoikIh,
The means by which sea bird:
quench their thirst when far out ai
sea Is described by nn old skipper, win
tells how he has seen birds nt sen, fin
from any land that could furnish then
water, hovering around and under I
storm cloud, clattering like ducks ot
a hot day at a pond, and drinking It
the drops of rain as they fell. Thej
will smell a rain squnll lno miles dls
tant, or even farther off, and scud foi
It with almost Inconceivable swiftness
. Borrowed noisy oftan cause a toU
loss of msmerjr.
cHebraska Notes
Winter wheat is exceptionally finel
and this section lias never bad liner
prospects for a small grain crop.
Fire last night at 11:30 destroyed
the slaughter bouse and packing(
plant ot B F. llofflefinger at liertime
t vo m les south of Beatiice. The losai
was Jlooo with .')00 insurance.
The funeral of F rank -Beun'ler was
held this morning from St. Mary',8
Catholic chuich at Nebraska City.
Tiie Kev. Father McKenna officiated.
Interment was at the Catholic ceme
tery southwest of the city.
The marriage ceremony connecting
the lives of Mr. Oscar Hirlb of Grand1
Hapids,Mich.tiind Miss Loiett Blanch'
Frantz of l-niverslty Place was sol
emnized by Dr. II. Rowlands yester
day afternoon at the parsonage. They
will reside in Grand ltipi'ls.
A body of Burlington surveyors are,
riming a line south from Arlington
o.i the east side of the Elkbom river,
on the proposed toad from AsMandi
to Sioux City. The route has been-,
surveyed before and is reported to be
the most feasible one to be found.
Ross E. Mullison charged with
shooting John H'eidner, Saturday
evening at Fremont was bound over
to the district court in the sum ot
$1,500. He was unable to furnish
bond. The shooting occured during a,
drunken brawl. Mullison plead not
The 11-year-old daughter of Mr.and
Mrs. FA Armstrong, living in South
Beatrice, was fatally burned this af
ternoon while playing with a bonfire.
Portions of the child's body were lit
erally cooked and the attending phy
sicians are of the opinion that the;
little.sufferer cannot possibly recover.
George Stein of Alliance, Nebr.,bas
come to Denver in quest of his wife
and 9-year-old son, who forsook him
last month on account of his admon
ishment to his wife's sister, whom be
adopted. Stein is frantic with grief
at the breaking up of his home. For
days he has been wandering about
the city in quest of his loved ones
making an almost house to house can
vass. Stein is positive that his wife
came to Denver. She has a sister,'
Mrs. Clark Runyan, living'at 3348
Walnut street, but no information aa
to Mrs. Steins whereabouts can be
obtained from her. Stein's story of
his wife's desertion is that he waa
married to Mary Haskins eleven years
ago. For several years after the
marriage tbe couple lived in Denver.
Only eighteen months ago Stein
moved his family to Alliance, bought
a cozy little home and enjoyed the
esteem of the newly found towns
men until liis adopted ward began to
make trouble.
Western Nebraska farmers may take
heart. The Iloldrege Citizen makes
pleasant promises for this year's crops
after the following fashion: "Our
crop prediction from our crop report
er is very favorable for this season.
There will be a better corn crop than
wheat if signs do not fail. There
will be some rain in August and Sep
tember which will be appreciated
all corn fields. It predicts a good
heavy crop in 1904, as every other"4'!
has been heavy and every "1" light
for the past seventy years and all
know that last "1" was not heavy
and he predicts that there will bo
no failure until 1910. Bear this in
mind and see if It comes true."
Thilander W. Ilowe.one of the old
est" Methodist ministers of the west,
known throughout Nebraska as Elder
Howe, died at his residence, 100 D.
Lincoln, after suffering for two years
from a paralytic stroke and a weak
ness, due to old age. Mr. Howe was
85 years of age. Fifty years of bis
career were spent in the cast. Thir
ty years ago he moved to Leach Lake.
Minn. .where for three years he acted,
for the Ind an agency and as volun
teer missionary. Alter a brief pas
torate in Minneapolis he came to Ne
braska, serving as pastor for tho
Methodist church at Friend for sev
eral years. Twenty two years ago he
became pasor of the Trinity Metho
dist church at Lincoln. Mr. Howe
has been promihelly identified with
various charitable institutions in the
west. For twelve years he was Chap
lin ,nf the state penitentiary. De-,
ceased loaves four children
The Hat tie Creek school Iioard me
last evening and elected the follow
ing teachers for the ensuing year:
'rof. T. A. McCarthy.princpal; MlM
Oertrudc Wade, assistant principal!
Miss Grace Montrose, grammsr; Mlaa
Mollle Taylor, Intermediate; Mtet
Agnes Oarberry of Nor folk, Nebr.,
primary; Miss Eileen Ouraa, ward
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