Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, January 28, 1904, Image 3

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    ro WAIT A WEEK
M Waleoma Honorably fmum.
Hut Haaolvsd to Fight fi
lura K.-iling- From
Flnt Huaition
TOKIO, Jan. I?. Japan does no
anticipate Russia's rejoinder lor Ht
leasta J n the meantime the
itatlou is prepared and grimly recon
ciled t(i war. Political and other
distinctions hive dsippeared and the
countrfy is patriotically unilcd.
government ik receiving many offe I
contributions, iu the event of war
auioutiiig to many millions of yen.
The Japanese people" would wel-
come an honorable peace, but are ie-
solved to Hiht. before ten-ding from
their position in oriental affairs.!
They fear the agression of Kussia
and believe if it is i ot st'rpid
now it wl;l never be slopped. They
are cotilideut that tin 1 r demands
aie fair and moderate and their di
plomacy which h.is been oat lent, has
gone to a reasonable limit. They ex
pect the' world's sympathy iu the
struggle and have a splendid conti
nence In their army and navy. In
he evmit of reverses or a national
disaster it Is thought that England
or the United Mates would In tt r
vene to perserve a balance of power
hi eastern Asia.
The growth of British and Ameri
can sentiment Is remarked. Su uer
ous display? of the II us of the two
nations are made, and pup ,;ir songs
aeitlug the lories of the "lion"'
mid "Un-le Sam" are siin. The
cbaiartd-s of "Uncle Sam" and
Johnny iiull" are also seen at public,
dances. The activity of the United
stales in the opening f the ports of
Mukden and Anliing is keenly watch
ed and in sitne (p.i.ti'eis it is hoped
that this may aid in solving tbe prob
lem cf Insuring p a :!. The cen
sorship prohibits the publication of
military movements
'Iho ass ici.ite l press correspondent,
Is luli.thly ttifotmed t tut Japan has
received a Russian e intniinlcatlon,
saving that P.uisia will respect the
tights and prhiligci ahcady acquir
ed by the powers iu Manchuria under
eilstli.g treaties with China, except
ing the establishment ot fotelgu 8"t
tlements, and in so far as these
rights and privileges are not prejudi
cial to Russia's future relatioi s with
Manchuria. These reservations are
regarded as nullifying the valuii of
Ihe assurances.
(iiven an icy Hath
LOUISVILLE, lis.. Jan 18.
Kiuhteen deb g it.e-i to the convention
of the national league of commission
merchant were thrown into the icy
water of Ech i river, which wlidsa
tortuous couise through Mimim'th
cave arid were saved only by the
presence of mind of the guide J hn
Nelson and l he heroin w rk of
Chalk's A. Muehibronner of l'ilts
buig. l'a.
Tlm roof of the cave over Echo
river Is arched, and the space In the
center owing to an utiai'C' untable
rise In the river, as only two aid a
half feet above th'! water. In order
to Insure tlie lassage of Hie boat
the men and women weie forced to
stoop over. At one place the li at
swerved to one ! ie, raking the heads
Of the persons In the bout next to
the bank. These leaned farther for
ward to &caiw staking their heads
This lam-red one end of the boat,
and tie' w it-r began to 11 iw In rapi
dly, The guide saw the danger, and
called to Muehlbroimer to Jump ai d
lake the chain This he did landing
no n steep ba.ik, which a Horded only
a sliwht foothold. Lying down no
bis fa :e, held to the chain and pulled
sue boat towards the hank,
FiKht UandiM Off.
M'CLENN Y, Ha., Jan. 18. -Passenger
train No. 70, easlbound on the
Seaboard Air Line, was held up one
in lie east of Saoderson at 7:54 by
lour white me a. The door of tbe
baggage car was blown open with
dy nti m lie, theiohbcis mistaking litis
car foi tne express car. The engine
was Hopped by a vile? of snots tired
lul l the cab The lireinan and en
Kit eer were taken off tbe engine and
scrted to the second class coach
and the robbers ran the train anead
about balf mile, when the blew op.n
the baggage car
Kills Half Breed Indian.
SPRING VIEW, Neb.,Jao 18-Dan
A. Hoby came to Hprlngview and sur
rendered himself to Sheriff Cot trill,
staling that lie had killed oe "Jim"
Ramus, hall blood Indian, In a fight
ibout a mile north of tbe state !ne
00 the Rosebud reset vst Ion. He
,iaun sell defense, lit Is awaiting
th arrival of the United States ina
anal. Hoby is une mmunlcatlva a d
the detttls of tba UmOJ baft uui
Ma iaiDM.
InSoMtlal Papar mf Kuaala R.IIh
It Will Tk Tas to Sara lb
Ilan4 Ktiigdoiu from
NEW YORK Jan. 19. Private
dispatches from St. Petersburg Indi
cate, says a Times dispatch front
Paris, that the Japanese note has uol
helped to fortify optimist!" antic!-'
putions. As long as there was room
f'.r fuither negotiations, Ruvdan
diplomacy heiptd Russia to gain
time. Rut Japan, having been givtn
a final answer to the latest Indefin
itely Russian note, will, not. It Is
expected wait lnb nHiteiy for a deci
sion on Itu-.-iu's part.
There is said to be a good deal of
Irritation in !?'t. Pet' rsburg ovtr the
failure of Russian dip! macy. It is
recgnlzed that the conelu-ion of Use
Chinese-American inaty ha tnateil
ally affected Bulla's prtstagc. Il
ls reported that Russia stands In
greater fear at I lie present moment
of the UnitKl States than of Great
Riitain. Anotner souice of chagiin
Is tlie indilli'ttnce of France.
ca.r's assurance given at the Winter
Pit lace January 14. on the occasion
of the New Year's reception, that he
di sired and Intended t i do all iu Lis
powers to maintain peace m the far
east. Is regirded by the f inlgn dip
loma's as a hostage given to toe
world for the preset vatmn of pi ace,
while the gtiatanty that Russia will
recognize I lie open poit and other
concessions in Manchuria will, it is
thought, place the onus of a ruptuie
on Japan. Most of the newspapers
here join the peachful chorus, una
paper remarking, however, I hat ib
wis strange fur Russia s to tiisi hear
the czar's word bv way if Amciicui
TlnNovoe V'nu.va, icfettl'g lo
tlm n p. rts if the olTe-if g od 111 es
fr un ihe Unileri t it France and
Uu:at Hr it a in, asks : "is such act ion
nece saiy when the wle le wopd as
been inform' 'I of whil hismajisiv
lias graeioil-1,' been pie is-d Jusi li
the niplom lis at. the Wintei ( alaeiV
linw is It, po-,siole to rciioer fmti er
service to the cause, iif pea-e afler
Hie czar lias aiinouecel tint hit wil
direct ail his ii.lhieiice to matntiln it
A more ortcinus guiiaoly I hat ilu -sia
will not draw tli-: s.v ird It is Im
possible to conceive." IteoniMid'S
as follows: "Japan Is In an unt"i
tunate positiui and will ii(Uic
great tat t to avoid II e dangers aris
ing fr m the good olbce i.f olllcious
Burke's Rill Favored.
WASHINGTON., Jan. P.I. A fav
oraole report lias been ordered on
th - Rosebid Indian resetvation bid
(.otigiessman Iiiirke. i South 1'akotn
has been iistiuctrd to piepaie thu
report. In couth mil Ion of the meet
ing held by the Indian affairs com
mittee on Saturday the eninrniite s
held an almost continuous session
Mo day. The morning sovlon was
wh illy devoted to consideration i f
who her cougr -s should as-umu the
light of taking tin: Indian lands wiih
out the sanction of the Indians con
cerned. Upon that proposition tho
Indian committee in executive s's
si in decided bv a vote of 12 to 2 to
open tbe R-sebud rrser val h)a to set-
tlement without siiliinitili-gtli'Miues-
tl in to the Indians. J Ills Is along:
the line of the supieme court dcel
sl n that the government is a t listen
for tbe Indianas nd also up n the e
Coinmendalion froiu tlie Indian dc
paituieiit. William Martinrinle Free. !
KANS AS CI TY, Jan l'.i - Wi'll un
Martindale, t rrnnr vice president rf
the First National Wink of Ivnpor'.a,
K 'O., who was li cficled fnr nils un 1.
cailon of the bank's funds after it
failed In 18H1, wasfr-ed ny a deei-i n
rentered by Federal Jude John F.
Phillips In Kansas Ci y yis en;;;y.
Following the failure Charles F.
Cross, president of the bank, a ootid
fancy stock breeder, committed sol-
clde. Martindale is one of the most
prominent men In Kansis
Kit's Man And Run Away.
ARAPAHOE, Okla , Jan. 19. In
a quarrel over a .'100 note, John l'.U-
ham. agent for a Milwaukee brewi ry,
shot and killed Gus linddlisL. in. ilu-
ham endorstd lluddleston's no'eand
when the latter negl cted to piy It
attached liuddleson'sraitle. One f
Ihe bullets fired by lilpham lodged
In the vest pocket of fnrnur Probaio
Judge Love, liigham fled after the
American End Nearly Oone.
MEXICO CITY, Jan, 18 Uiaile
K Pepper, rep eseniatlve of thu
Unlied Males government for the
prnj cted , P.iD-Aineilcin lallway,
has left here for homeaftcr a journey
of 2,000 miles and visiting the capl-
talsof twenty-one different govern-
menta. Mr. Pepper sayi tlm Pan-
American rallwa. is wmiln UiSmil s
of llieOiiatciiiala line and when com-
pleed Guatemala and Nicaragua wil
bulla llaes id coniiaiituoa.
Ci uapirator Maklu( Thrrala
Fanbrt Mirbl-I Rising In
houiburrat Africa Cotonlea
Alariua (icraaar.
VIENNA, Jan. 19,. King Peter
of ervia accordiiig to a report fum
Cetlnje Montenegro published by the
'Ntues Weiucr Journal, is prepared
! to voiuntarl y renounce the throne
and all w the powers to nominate
his successor.
) The pit nee of Montenegro is said
to have riceived a mandate J rum
Russia to cleat up the precarious situ
at! in in Servia and King Peter is al
leged to have recouiii.ed the unten
ahilltj ot hisiositiou and to be will
ing to abdicate. His successor, It is
ad ed, will only t penmtttd to as
cend the throne onditionally, on his
agieelng to punish the leaders of
the coi.spliacv which resulttd in the
assassination of King Alexander and
Qi.eui I'raga n moving all tiiise who
were directly ot indiiectly concerned
in t lie regicides.
The st. lenient, published by the
Nuns Heincr Journal is not intiirned
but. all repoits indicate that affairs
in Scivla ate stiaiilly growing worsa
and that liny are causing the great
est anxiety in Russia and Austria.
The Servia conspirators are said to
be i penly threatening to take revenge
on Europe. I.y Jo nii'g in the expected
Mace. Ionian outbr.-ak in tbe spring.
The Internal condition of Servia is
alarming. Outside, ihe towns life
and properly are insecure. The
roads are Infested with brigands.
HEREIN. Jan. 1D.-I)r. Steubel
dincioi of the colonial department
of the foreign Mlee in the n ichsig
made a full exp sine of the govern
ment's in'oraiatlon about t lie ilere
r s rising. If- s i hi I he rising of the
' ndezwarts tribesmen had unques
thwihlv b en ended between the titii
ami 10th of January, but at the same
t ime came the lirst, news of Ihe move
meat in rem nl southwest Africa. A
tilcgram arrived January 11 from
Win ihoek saving that Ok ihanlj t bad
been occupied by natives and that
telegraph c connect Inns Willi Wind
hoek ai d Swakopmuiid was cut oil.
The government Immediately dis
patched a relief column by railroad
fioin Swakopmuiid, but it Is not.
known l ow Tar It got. The relief of
Ot v initiitigue, a mission station south
or Wind ioek, which was also occu
pod by natives, was attempted .from
Karlhib, and forces been S'nt to pro
leit th" rallioarl station at Karloib,
wli eli lias heei placed In a defensive
po.iilon. One German post in Ihe
nouhern portion of tie! Ilereios icrri
torv was al-o hi sf Iged. 'Jleialivis
hid s-cured tr iii'-iil uniforms from a
shop at Jobann A Ibreeblsliolie, which
t'e' had p in dued.
Can Do No More.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Presi
dent Ro'Sevelt transmitted to the
Mtiate yisieuiay additional corres
pondence to ichlng the relations of
the I'nited States with Columbia
and 1' mama, cov ring the pcivei
from D-cemiKT 23, i:ti)3, tu January
0 list.
, statenirit of grievances on the
part, of I olonib'a was presented io
tin' suite department by Generd
Reyes Iicceieher 2.1 Reyes says tint
tlie lo.tseolthe United St ites had
worked a deep ir jary to Col nihil
ti rcl he cited ti e treaty o' 1810 as
showing that the Independence and
sovenlgn'y of Col mbla was to he
m il taln d intact between the two
Reyes deals minutely with the var
lous p'liisis of the st ions at issue,
a d discussing the rej ction of the
Jlay-Herran treaty by C 'louibia, he
expiess'd Ihe coiivicilon that the
treaty would have been approved
" lth amend nents th it would prob-
ably have been acceptable to the
United States had nut the American
minister at ftogota repr-atcdly declar-
d In the most positive manner that
his government would reject any
intendments that might be offered.
Smoot Files Mis Rrply.
WASHINtiTON, Jan. 20-Sena'or
Smoot has filed with the commlilees
on privileges and elections his second
rep'y to tne presentation hrde by
Attorney Tayler The reply follows
the llns of argument made bytheat-
torneys for Mr, Smoot In h hearing
b-"rr Ihe corr.init'ee Saturday last
' d P'"c, on r-cord detailed denials
"f amnions made hv Mr. Tayler.
senator Nmooi win wimoui a auaot
ngnt to and.
Facta Brought Out at Iroqaoi Inquest
Are Aatoaadias-
ChletEO eorrespoodeoce:
From the justaut wiieu it was knowu
thai men. wumen and children were
i)ing iuside Uie Iruquuig Theater, whieii
had been widely ad
vertised aa being
absolutely fireproof,
people lie-au to ask
wlio wag to blame
and the Mayor ao
liiited au iuvetiti
giitiuj; comuiittee al
uiuHt befure tli fire
was extinguished. A
tlinroiipli exaniina
tiuM of the building
wan made and erim
i a a 1 carelessness
teemed apparent at
almost every turn.
The fire escape ex
ita were hidden with
huiiKinsK, there waa
mi menus of opening
Ilia dixirs, there
were no ladder
lioit i-iiuld lie UKeil when the escapes
v. -i-e uuce reached, Ihe persons ,res)K)n-
i Uie for the care of the scenery during
rl'i' play were absent from their posts,
l.e HsiM-Ktos curtain was made of exceed-iiih-ly
tliumy material so flimsy, in fuet,
teat it would probably have tieen little
lUiiicetiiiD had it been entirely lowered,
there were no sprinklers, there was no
line over Ihe Ntriue to create a draft away
from the auditorium kIioiiM a fire start,
the wk.vlinlits were nailed down, the
liiiililing ordinances had lieen repeatedly
violated in placing chairs ami in narrow
ing Ihe aisles fnr under the limit, and
there were mauy other tilings of like
(in the first floor, the exits lo tie used
In ease of emergency were not only hhut
but bolted, and evidence of neglect anil
evasion were visible iu all parts of the
theater. And (his iu a playhouse which
has been called the very best in the coun
try. As soon as it seemed probable that
die horror could have been averted but
for a neglect of duty, twenty liien were
irrested on the charge of manslaughter.
They included stHge hands, stage man
ager, electrician, curpeiiters nmt several
actors, the last named being connected
in a criminal way because of tilings they
did while the iire was in progress. Sub
sequeiilly Will J. Ilavis and Harry J.
Towers, resident managers of the Iro
quois, were taken into custody on tlie
snine charge, mid released innier $ lO.IMMJ
Members of the coroner's jury and
the ollleiala of the Iroquois inquest have
been astounded by the evidence of utter
Incompetence, criminal neglect and proof
of violalion of rxisling laws for the pro
tection of human life brought out during
the examination of witnesses. Robert 10.
Murray, engineer of tlie theater building,
'in effect told the jury that the possibil
ity of lire or panic in the new playhouse
had never been considered by the man
agement so fnr as the taking of precau
tions was concerned.
No arrangements had been made and
no instructions given for tlie protection
of patnus of the theater. The evidence
showed that there were four stundpipes
in the building, but only a single fifly
foot piece of hose: there were exits, but
they were not marked; there was no tire
n hi rm hex on the premises and venti
lators were in working order, but nobody
operated them. Murray did not know
whose business it was to operate safe
guards of human life with which the
theater was equipped. Knowledge of how
to work the fastenings was necessary,
he swore, to open the exits.
The witness told one long story of
pitiful neglect. At a dozen points in his
testimony those who heard it were struck
vvilh the fact that one man with a thor
otndi understanding of his business in
charge of the employes of the theater,
including the engineer, would have made
the playhouse a safe place for public
attendance. His testimony was the first
expert testimony concerning the inner
workings of Ihe theater force that had
oeeu subrnilted.
Gates of Death.
fieoru-e Dusenherry, superintendent of
the auditorium of the Iroquois Theater,
admitted on the witness stand there was
litter lack of discipline at the theater,
and he divulged that at least one exit
was lucked, that two iron gales across
stairways were closed and that there was
no way for people lo distinguish exits.
A double set of iron gales at the turn
in the xi ' marble staircase, near where
the dead were found piled a ilo.en deep,
held hack the lleeing audience and re
iluied by half the avenues of escape
!'r:n padlocks kept Ihe gales in place,
'i lie-., gates are not provided fnr in the
plans of the structure (ih-d with the
building department and were put up
vulliout n permit from the authorities.
They do not appear in any of the re
ports. Superintendent I 'nsenben-y was under
n lire of questions for two hours. lie
neUieiw ledged that he kept in his pos
i.;sii,n the only keys to certain balcony
lioors and gales, lit-fore he left the wit
ness stand his information had tended
greatly to clear nway the situation thai
cxisled in the theater previous to the fire.
(In bis testimony that city building in
spectors regularly visited the theater, and
that inspector William Curran was in
the auditorium, supposedly in his olll
chl capacity, a few minutes before the
lire, a subpoena was issued for Curran.
Curraii is the building inspector who
visited the Iroquois Theater just before
the tire and pronounced everything in
order. He told the coroner he had no
real business there and had just dropped
in. In tact, the most rigid examination
'niled to discover exactly where the in
spector diil linve business.
lie showed ignorance of the most ordi
nary duties of bis office. He was equally
uncertain in regard to the responsibili
ties of other employes of the department.
In Ihe face of his testimony lie confess
d to hHving been on the pay roll sixteen
cut of the Inst eighteen years.
Democratic National Convention Will
., , Mast- an July R.
The next Ieniocratlc national conven
tion will meei in St. Louis on Wednes
day, July 0. The world's fair city won
the prize, when the national committee,
in session at Washington, on the second
ballot, by a vote of 28 to 21, decided
against Chicago. On this ballot all of
the New York votes but one went to St.
'ouls, thus deciding th contest in
avor of th latw city,
Buildin; Comuiisaiouer Williams, Dep
uty Commissioner Stanhope and Inspec
tor ilhain Currau indicted the building
department for gross inefficiency, negli
gence and ignorance in their frank ad
missions In-fore the coroner jury. The
lack of knowledge ou the part of Com
missioner Williams rt-garding the con
struction of the building and its equip
ment was only equaled by his frank ad
mission of ignorance regarding the fctip
ulaiious of the building ordinance. He
even asM-rted he had not been familiar
with the theater law until be had made
a study of thera after the fire. The
records of the building commissioner's
olfiee. by Ins admissions, consist not even
of adequate notes.
Mr. Williams acknowledged that he
had never received an official detailed re
port of tlie inspection of the Iroquois
Theater and never had made an inspec
tion of the completed theater himself. Al
though the entire theater had beeo erect
ed, with the exception of drivinj; the
piles, since Mr. Williams' appointment
by Mayor Harrison lie admitted he had
never examined the plans of the build
ing. According to his own testimony, the
head of the build ng department did not
ask a single question in regard to the
structure or its equipment or appliances
for Ihe safety of the public.
It was hrought out that the eighteen
inspectors reported to no one iu particu
lar and that they were not instructed as
to their duties. They were assigned to
certain territories, it heemed, and were
allowed to do much as they pleased.
No insiieetions of theaters as to over
crowding and the handling of the crowds
according to the ordinances, or as to fire
equipment or provisions for exits, were
made in a regular way. It was said by
the witnesses that any inspection of the
theaters was voluntary with the inspec
tors, and the inference from the testi
mony was that the inspectors went more
to see the show than for any other rea
son. Here are Borne of Ihe striking facts de
veloped by the testimony of Commis
sioner Williams, Assistant Commissioner
I.eon E. Stanhope and Inspector William
The reports made by Inspector Laugh
lin during the building of the Iroquois
Theater consisted in brief memoranda
of the progress of the work which the
inspector wrote in n book and which
Commissioner Williams never looked at.
The final report on the building, made
the day before it opened, consisted in a
verbal statement made by I.aughlin to
Williams that "the Iroquois is O. K."
Although Williams became head of the
building department when the foundation
piles of the building were being driven,
he never saw the plans of the building
and knew nothing of whether the build
ing conformed to those plans, except iu
one instance.
In this instance I.aughlin reported that
the plans of the stage floor were being
changed, and after inspection of tiat
particular piece of work Williams allow
ed the floor to be laid on the changed
Williams accepted Laughlin's verbal
report or "O. IC." without questioning
the inspector about fire appliances; exits
or any other portion of the building or
its equipment.
After the building was opened there
was no further inspection of it by any
one assigned to that work.
An examination of the building after
the fire showed that one aisle on the
main floor had been filled with 6eats.
When Assistant .Stanhope asked Laugh
lin about it the inspector said that the
aisle was there when the theater opened.
There is no systematic inspection of
tlie downtown theaters. Certain of the
inspectors and other attaches of the office
visited the theaters on their own time,
but never made any reports of what they
found as regards crowdi..' except in rare
Spasmodic attempts to inspect the the
aters were made by Williams and in a
few instances managers were compelled
to find seats for crowds standing in the
Williams did not know until after the
fire that the Iroquois Theater was violat
ing nearly every one of the ordinances
made for the safeguarding of patrons.
Williams had not read the building
ordinances as they concern theaters un
til after the Iroquois fire.
The commissioner made a report to
Mayor Harrison that nearly every thea
ter in Chicago was violating the ordi
nances, but no action towards closing the
buildings was taken until after the Iro
quois disaster.
Cross-examined by Assistant State's
Attorney Barnes, Williams admitted that
he had failed to perform nearly every
duty required of him by the ordinance,
lie pleaded too much work and not
enough money to. employ assistants. .
Mayor Calteil tin Witness,
Mayor Harrison mid Alderman Wil
liam Mavnr, chairman of tlip Council
limince committee, were called as wit
nesses at the Iroquois tire inquest. Tlie
Mayor was asked why, after receiving
from Building Inspector Ceorge Wil
liams a report that practically every the
ater in Chicago wns unsafe, he did not
revoke their amusement licenses and com
pel them to make the changes required
by the ordinances. He was asked, fur
Iher, why, knowing that other theaters
had evaded the building ordinances, he
did not require a report of conditions at
the Iroquois before the permit allowing it
to open was issued.
Chairman Mavor was asked why a
sntticieut amount of money had not been
found for the building department to al
low for enough inspectors to inspect the
aters frequently, and prevent such vio
lations of the ordinances as niade the
tragedy at the Iroquois possible.
The request for these witnesses was
made after the jury had heard Building
Commissioner Williams and two of his
subordinates give testimony that showed
the Inadequacy of the inspection depart
ment of that office, and tbe Inefficient
handling of the few men there. The story
amazed the jurors.
Humorous New Items.
Panama sleeps as soundly ai a man
with a big dog in his yard.
Russia should take off its skates and
stop sliding down the map.
Kggs cannot be classed as mere lux
uries now. They are tantalizing dreams.
Hereafter, it is believed, the fireproof
drop curtains in Chicago will be fireproof
and will drop.
Whatever Weylrr's rtssons were for
not invading ths United States, they
were, (od oat
Jesse B 1 ultoo of Beatrice and
Miss Eoid Jackson of Kansas Ci tt
were manier at Kansas City.
Henry I). Ewao, foimetl a mesa
be r of the Lincoln city council dl
ot pueumums at, Haveloeli.
Mrs. Annie S. Lundgren, aged 1
years died at her borne near Mead.
he had been ill but a short time.
The Bui li ok ton has a large furce of
men at work putting in a new trestle
between l'lattsruoutb and PaciOe
R. D. Thomas of Howe suddenly
dropped dead while driving with a
friena at odeh. The teniiilns were
sent to Stella fur burial.
Judge Jessoo at PlatUruoutti order
ed the JJcbtaska Telephone comoaot
to pny lo the city of Plattsmouta)
t'M) back ta.is.
A claim of S2,4'io lias been allowed
tlie Western Electrical company of
Otniha for installing the electfle
light pl ini at the penitentiary.
The new union depot at Fremont
does not meet tlie approval of tbe
rallnar!s and will not be opened for
game time until changes can be made
by the contractor.
Nebraska City will send a delega
tion of six to tbe annual convention
cf firemen at Fremont January 19,
and will try lo land Mike Baur as
president of the association.
Albert Powers was found dead In
his bed at Memphis when bla
daiiBhter returned fiom a visit la
the country. He probably died from
appoplexy. He leaves four children.
The firemen of Norfolk are making
big preparations to attend tbe state
convention at Fremont January 19,
20 and 21 They will go Id a special
Arthur li. Allen private secretary
to Governor Mickey, lias denied that
he has any intention of becoming a
candid ite for state auditor oo ths
republican ticket.
The Nebraska IT istorical sc, netj
will hold Its annual meeting at Llu
roln January 12-13. The various con
stit.ii i ional conventions held io the
state 'ill lie discussed.
While preparing to go to Arizona
to spend the wintei with her son,
Mis. Elizabeth Thurston o' Fremont
died suddenly. She was 72 years o(
ft". W. Hehooley was s'ruck by i
mall sack hurled from a Union Pacific
nil i I train last niht and badly
bruised. The sack st tick Schooley
with suet; force that be was thrown
to the ground.
Invitations are out at Plattsmouth
for the wedding of Miss Mary Abbis
II. Balrd to George L. Farley, pro
prietor of the Plattsmouth Evening
News. The wedding will take plact
January 19.
Mrs. J. A. Sawyer has resigned at
niemhet of Ihe advisory boatd at th
Mil lord Industrial home. The gov
ernor has accepted the te-dgnation,
hut no one has been appointed to 1111
the vacancy as yet.
The Kev. T. C. Downs of Kansai
City Kas., died suddenly on a freight
train while ou bis way to Prestos
fiom Falls City. He was a presiding
filer of the Methodist church South.
Ilcait disease was the cause of bit
C. S Henton a prominent farmei
and members of the county hiard ol
supci visois of Hall county, was strick
en with paralysis last week ana will
ha unable to perform his duties upoi
the board for six weeks or tw
II Mac'eod, representative at
Beatrice for the Scranton, Pa.
schools, has disappeared. lie wai
under $500 bonds, furnished by I
fidtlity company, and his account
ate thought to he Straight, He oe
some money to a roommate.
Tlie exhibition of the Garrlsoa
Poultry Fanciers' association cb se
alter two days' of good attendance.
Olliocrs chosen are: President C. It.
Hammond; secretary, J. L. Ilonseq
supeiioteudent, U. E. Klndlcr
treasurer. J. C. Ely.
John McCool aud Mike Denny, con
victcd of horse . stealing, were taken
fiom Dakota City to the state pent
tertiary and tbe reform school a
Kcaruey. Kenny will remain Id tin
re 'oi in school until be is of age li
At Beatrice Miss Mabel Starn vrai
elected as teacher in tbe schools U
Uke the place made vacant by the
resignation of Miss Gertrude Wairea,
who bas accepted a position in tin
Ooiana schools. An invitation was
extended to the Southwestern Teach,
eis' uasociatioa to" meet In Beat i lei
next apiluij.
At a meeting of tbe military bOLrt
at Lincoln, a resolution wag asae4
asking the governor to appoint Gen
eral Harry, Colonel Talbot, Colonel
STe Donald and ooe other man, dele
Bates to the interstate National
Guard convention at Jacksonville
Fla. this month.
Mrs. Calloway Ashlock, who was
Miss Mary McQuin f fore her mar
rlage two weeks ago died sudden!
at PtatUmoulh. 6t km but
yeaia of age.