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Japanese Capture Prisoners and Take
Fourteen Guns—Russians Charged
with Having Displayed Japanese
Flag to Deceive Their Adversaries.
TOKIO—The Russian hope of re
lieving the pressure on Port Arthur
by threatening the rear of General
Oku, the commander of the Japanese
forces investing the Russian strong
hold. came to an end at Telissu, a
point on the railroad fifty miles north
of Kin Chou and • twenty-five miles
north of Vafangow, when the Rus
sians were outmaneuvered, enveloped
and sweepingly defeated. They left
over 100 dead on the field and the Jap
anese captured 300 prisoners and
fourteen quick-firing field guns. The
Russians retreated hastily to the
The Japanese charge that the Rus
sians violated the Japanese flag. Cer
tain officers aver that during the
fighting a body of Russian soldiers
appeared carrying a Japanese flag
and that the Japanese artillery, de
ceived by this flag, ceased firing upon
that particular body of Russians. Offi
cial dispatches from the Japanese
commanders made specific charges of
this flag violation.
Ea-Iy estimates of the Japanese loss
say that 500 men were kiiled or
wounded. The Japanese attacking
force was divided into right and left
The Vladivostok Squadron is Busily
TOKIO—The Vladivostok sqadron
is reported in the Corean straits.
Firing has been hoard on Esuno
Shima. a small island lying off the
southwest of Honshiu islard. It is
possible that an engagement is pro
LONDON—The Central News has
received a dispatch irom its Liao
Yang correspondent under Tuesday's
date saying tha* heavy firing be
tween the Russian and Japanese van
guards commenced at 1:40 o’clock in
the afternoon. The fighting extended
along the entire front assuming the
dimensions of a general engagement.
The correspondent says that no de
tails are available.
Vremya’s military expert authorita
tively denies the report that General
Stakelberg is on the march south. He
declares that the only Russian forces
on the Liao Tung peninsula above
Port Arthur consist of cavalry and
railroad guards, aDd add3 that it is
scarcely possible to interfere with the
siege operaticn6 bc^e Port Arthur.
The chief mission ot the Russian cav
alry detachments, he says is to ham
per the movements of the Japanese
columns from the south to the north.
The Novoe Vremya devotes -. long
editorial to arguing that wireless com
munication with neutral territory does
not constitute a breach of neutrality,
the enemy having practically the
same remedy, as in the case of cable
communication, namely as previously
cabled in one case of cutting the ca
ble, and in the other of stationing a
vessel rigged with wireless apparatus
—Chicago Inter Ocean. s
columns and began the advance on
Tuesday along both sides of the rail
road. They encountered the Rus
sians east of Vafandien and drove
them back. At a late hour in the af
ternoon the Russians held a line be
tween Lung Wang Tiso and Tafang
Shen. The Japanese artillery opened
on this line and the Russians respond
The shelling continued for two
hours and it was followed by the ad
vance of the Japanese line to a posi
tion extending from Lung Chia Tung
to Yuhotun. Darkness put an end to
the fighting. The Japanese dispatch
ed a column to the westward toward
Fuchau for the purpose of covering
the Russian right wing and to protect
their left and rear.
During the night it became appar
ent that the Russians were being re
inforced and it was decided to make
a general attack in the morning and
force the Russians into a defile back
of Telissu. When morning came it
was discovered that the Russians held
a line extending from Ta Fang Shen
to Cheng Tsu Shan with a force esti
mated at over two divisions.
The Japanese commander makes
no estimate of the Russian losses, but
says they probably were great. Among
the Russians captured by the Japanese
is the colonel of the Fourth regiment
rifles. (
The Japanese planned to envelop
the Russians near Telissu and they
succeeded admirably. "While the main
Japanese force was moving north
along the railroad columns were
swung to the left and to the right
and finally converged at noon on the
main Russian position. The Russians
in this position were at a disadvan
tage, but they held it with determina
tion until 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
At this hour they were routed. The
Japanese cavalry continued to pursue
the enemy and probably inflicted con
siderable punishment.
Senator Quay’s Last Will.
BEAVER, Pa.—The will of Senator
Quay was probated on Friday. Not
only does it disclose the amount of
the estate, but provides that the exec
utors shall not file an accounting.
The will says Mrs. Quay is provided
for. Matthew Stanley Quay, the sen
ator’s grandson, is given a farm in
Chester, Pa. The remainder of the
estate is to be sold and divided into
five equal parts. Four of these go to
his children. Miss Susan, Miss Cora
and R~ R. Quay and Mrs. Mary Dav
Pay of Officers cn the ustnmus.
WASHING TON—Secretary Taft on
Monday decided that army officers
serving on the Isthmus of Panama in
the construction work of the canal
shall receive 50 per cent additional
from the canal commission over the
pay they are entitled to under the
law. In many cases this is not satis
factory to the officers, and it has been
suggested that men serving in inde
pendent position, should receive such
compensation as would be paid civil
ians doing the same character of work.
between the sending and receiving
stations, thus interfering with com
The calling out of the army reserves
in the Kazan. Kief and Moscow mili
tary districts was announced Tues
day. This step is for the purpose of
filling up the skeleton reserve corps
and to replace the regular troops al
ready gone or going to the front. It
also foreshadows the dispatch of four
Volga corps, which was predicted in
these dispatches a month ago. The
latter would give General r.ouropatkin
200,000 more men.
Emperor Nicholas has received the
following telegram from Lieutenant
General Barcn Stale el berg:
“A battle began at noop around
the Russian position, four and cne-half
miles south of the station of Watan
hoon, the enemy making repeated at
tempts to dislodge our left flank. The
attack was repe’ied and we retained
our position
"The first regiment occupying the
left Hack of our position sustained
severe losses. Its commander. Colo
nel Khavastounoff, and Adjutant Sub
Lieutenant Dragostaff Nodochinsky
were killed. General Gerngross was
wounded, a shrapnel bullet shattering
the right side of his loker jaw, but
he remained cn the field.”
Bids on Bonds.
LINCOLN. Neb.—The state board of
educational lands aud funds will ad
vertise for $100,000 of state bonds to
be purchased for the investment of
the permanent school funds.
Reserves Are Called Out
ST. PETERSBURG—The calling out
of the reserves in several districts
was announced today. It foreshad
ows the dispatch of four Volga corps,
which was predicted in these dis
patches a month ago. The latter
would give General Kuropatkin 200,
000 more men.
Japanese Sink More Mines.
LONDON—A dispatch to the Cen
tral News from Tokio says that while
flotillas of torpedo boat destroyers and
torpedo boats were supporting the
military bombardment of the forts at
Siaoping Tao (on the Kwan Tung pen
insula, between Port Arthur and Port
Dalny), Tuesday morning, the Rus
sian protected cruiser Norik and ten
torpedo boat destroyers made a sortie
from Port Arthur. The Japanese
warships retired, unsuccessfully en
deavoring to lure the Russian? into
the open sea.
Getting Ready at St Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—D. J. Campan,
Michigan; J. G. Johnson, Kansas;
Norman E. Mack, New York, and C.
A. Walsh Iowa, members of the sub
committee on convention arrange
ments, will arrive Wednesday and
they will probably be joined by the
other members on the following day,
when the formal transfer of the Coli
seum by the Business Men’s league
to the national committee will be
made. A force of carpenters and elec
tricians is at work on the interior of
the big building.
Larger Portion of the Bodies Recov
ered Are Identified—Funerals of
Nearly One Hundred Victims Held
on Sunday.
NEW YORK—Sunday’s harvest of
dead from the Slocum numbered for
ty-one, bringing the total number of
bodies so far recovered up to 624. Of
these 559 have been identified, while
thirty-one of the victims now lying
at the morgue have not been claimed
by friend or relative. While the list
of missing has been cut down some
what by the identifications made to
day eleven new names we*e added to
| that roll, thus leaving the total of
missing almost as it was on Saturday,
| something more than 300.
Early Sunday morning the searches
began anew the work of locating the
Slocum’s dead. Within an hour they
| had recovered thirteen bodies off the
j short of North Brother island. Three
of the bodies were floating and it is
the general opinion that many more
will come to the surface during the
At sundown, when work practically
' ceased for the day, thirty-six bodies
had been added to the long list of
I dead that have been taken from the
wrecked steamer and the water in its
immediate vicinity. Most of these
bodies were taken to the morgue and
| a majority of them were identified to
Of the bodies recovered during the
first hour one was of a man, six of
women, two of boys, four of girls and
one was of an infant.
A life saver, grappling from a raft,
brought up a woman of 30 and a girl
of 11 years locked in each other’s
arms. A few minute later he brought
the bodies of a boy 9 years old and a
girl of 6, apparently brother and sis
ter. clinging to each other.
Divers who went to the wreck
j found the bodies of a woman, a girl
[ and a boy and brought them to the
| surface. They were beyond recogni
tion. The divers said tnere are more
| bodies in the wreck, thus bearing out
the statement made a day or two ago
after it was thought the wreck had
been cleared, that many bodies re
mained under the entanglement of
timber and machinery.
One body was found floating in the
river near Riker’s island by the crew
of a four-oared barge of the Metro
! politan Rowing club, while nineteen
were brought up from the bottom
j along the beach running from the is
land down to the channel in the river.
Three men working with an inrpro
! vised grapple, consisting of a block
of wood to which many blue fish
I hooks were attached, drew up a sec
j tion of the rail of the upper deck of
j the Slocum about thirty feet long.
The bodies of four women were
clinging to the rail, their fingers grip
ping the interlaced wire roping. This
is part of the rail which gave way
just before the steamer was beached,
precipitating 100 persons into the
water. While the rail was being
brought ashore two of the bodies
kroke away from it. but were secured
j immediately; the other two were still
clinging to the rail when landed.
The funerals of nearly 100 victims
of the disaster were held Sunday. In
many instances two caskets were car- 1
ried in the same hearse and in some I
cases two dead and even three 1
hearses bore away the dead of a sin
gle family.
Of the bodies recovered during the;
day there were two women whose I
arms were locked around a life ring. [
| These rings are made of canvas,
filled with cork and are supposed to
float four persons. The ring was not
cut open tonight, so that it not
known with what it is filled, but when
it was thrown on the water it sank
immediaiily. The ring was recovered
by the police and will be turned over
the coroner.
Mr. Bryan Says They Will Control at
St. Louis.
NEW YORfcL—William J. Bryan ar
rived in this city Saturday night. He
said he did not expect t see Charles
F. Murphy or any leader of the anti
Parker movement while in the city.
Questioned as to the general situa
tion. he said:
"The men who are opposed to^Judge
Parker s nomination will be in control
in St. Louis. They will nominate the
candidates and prepare the platform,
and it will not be the New York plat
form or the New York candidate.”
He added that he did not care to go
into details in discussion of candi
dates or the contents of the plat
“I have already laid down for con
sideration fundamental principles as
to the reasons for not nominating
some of the men most prominently
mentioned for the place in the east,”
he added. “Olney, Cleveland and Par
ker all come within this class.”
Denies the Statement Issued by the
Miners’ Federation.
DENVER. Colo.—“I think the war is
nearly over,” said Governor Peabody j
Monday. "I have news from General 1
Bell that the Cripple Creek mines are j
open and running today and there is
comparatively little disaffection
among the men. There is no news of
further trouble or any likelihood of
of any.
don’t know how many more men !
will be deported or whether any will '
be. I have beard nothing on this
‘‘I learn from Captain Buikeley
Wells of Telluride that the union men
there concede that their cause is lost i
and those of them who are acceptable j
to the mine owners are at work again. \
One hundred and fifty capable men,
whether union or non-union, have been i
invited to go to work and the invita- |
tion will be speedily accepted.
“In Silverton and Ouray peace
reigns. The troops have all been or
dered from Las Anttnas county and
only Major Hill remains to look efter j
the tfosing up of the details c? the
campaign.” »
Shoots As He Is Abuot to Handcuff
ST. PAUL., Minn.—Sheriff G. D.
Harris of St. Croix county, Wisconsin,
was shot and killed while attempting
to make an arrest on an Omaha tFain
near Fall Creek, Wis. The man who
did the shooting, and whose name is
unknown, jumped from tne moving
train and escaped.
Sheriff Harris had gone to Eau
Claire on businesss, and when about
to board the train for Hudson was
informed that a man suspected of bur
| glary was aboard the train. Thee sher
iff searched the train and finally lo
cated his man in the smoking car.
He placed him under arrest and was
about to handcuff him, when the des
perado drew a revolver and fired three
times, shooting the sherifT through
the head and killing him instantly.
In the excitement which followed the
shooting the murderer ran the entire
length of the train, jumping from the
rear coach while the train was going
at a high rate of speed. He then stole
a horse and buggy and made his way
to Augusta, where the animal was
found, but all further clew fo the fu
gitive's whereabouts apparently is
He Would Not Accept Presidential
CHICAGO, III.—In view f a threat
ened revival of the movement to
nominate Speaker Cannon for the vice
presidency, charged this time to the
New York delegation. Mr. Cannon au
thorized the Associated Press to quote
him as follows:
“After mature consideration, having
in view' the great compliment that
the vice presidential nomination would
be to any citizen, yet I am speaker of
the house of representatives and have
been a member of that body for nearly
thirty years. I feel that my sphere of
usefulness, if I have any. is in connec
tion with the house. About a week
after the close of the late session of
congress, at the request of friend*
and perhaps others, I gave out an
Interview on this subject. This was
done after full consideration, and I
stand by the interview, which stated
in substance that I considered the
speakersnip the second highest office
under the government, and if the
next house was republican I hoped to
•succeed myself, and i not to cheerfully
do duty on the minority."
Minnesota Federation of Labor Passes
NEW ULM, Minn.—The State Fed
eration of Labor, in session here to
day, adopted a sweeping resolution of
condemnation of the action of Gover
nor Peabody of Colorado in the Crip
ple Creek mining strike and appeal
ing to the president of the United
States as commander-in-chief of the
military forces to compel an investi
gation of General Bell and of Gover
nor Peabody.
The resolution recites that right
and justice is denied to American citi
zens. whereas foreign citizens work
ing in this country are granted pro
tection under an appeal to the repre
sentatives of their nation.
The State Federation of Labor also
adopted a proposition to form a fund
corporation for the purpose of aiding
strikers who wish to start business in
opposition to their former employers.
The plan as outlined trails for a capi
talization of $200,000 in $3 shares,
which are to be sold in limited quan
tities to members of affiliated unions,
and w'hich will not be transferrable.
Stated at Washington that He Will Be
Succeeded by Secretary Moody.
WASHINGTON—Although the at
torney general refuses either to deny
or to affirm the statement it is learn
ed from a high source that it is his in
tention to retire from the cabinet
within the next few days, or as soon
as his appointment as United States
senator from the state of Pennsylva
nia shall be received from Governor
Pennypacker. He will be succeeded
by Mr. Moody, the present secretary
of the navy. It is said that after a
conference with the president Attor
ney General Knox concluded that his
action in retiring at once from the
Department of Justice would be in ac
cordance with the spirit of the consti
tution. which provides that each state
shall have two senators and empowers
the governor to appoint in case of va
Teller County Sets Aside Fund for In
mined to bring to justice, if possible,
every person implicated in the Inde
pendence dynamite explosion, the
county commissioners have appropri
ated $10,000 for the services of a spe
cial prosecutor and to furnish other
assistance necessary. Samuel D.
Crump, attorney for the Mine Own
ers’ association, has been engaged as
special prosecutor.
The situation in the district is quiet.
Deportations are now being made on
the regular trains, and of these per
sons it is required only to get out of
Te.ler county.
Meeting of Sub-Committee of Demo
cratic National Committee.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—What in all prob
ability will be the last meeting of the
sub-committee on arrangements of
the national convention previous to
the national convention convened at
the Jefferson hotel Wednesday.
The members of the committee ex
pressed satisfaction regarding the ar
rangements for the convention to be
held July 6. The $40,000 offered as
a bonus when St. Louis was desig
nated the convention city has been
collected and is now in the hands of
the national committee.
The man who calls his girl adorable
laughs at another fellow who does
the same thing.
When a woman attempts to get off
a conundrum she forgets cither the
question or the answer.
Loaded with Women and Children on
a Sunday School Dating—Disaster
Occurs on the East River at New
York City.
NEW YORK—One of the most ap
palling disasters in the history of
New York tragic in its intensity, dra
matic in its episodes, and deeply pa
thetic in the tender age of ^nost of
its victims, took place today in the
East river, within a short distance of
the New York shore and within s'ight
of thousands of persons, the majority
of whom were powerless to minimize
the extent of the catastrophe.
By the burning to the water’s edge
of the General Slocum, a three-decked
excursion steamer, the largest in
these waters, more than 600 persons,
the majority of whom were women
and children, were burned to death
or drowned by jumping overboard or
by being thrown into the whirlpools
by the lurching of the vessel and the
frantic rush of the panic-stricken
Approximately 483 bodies have
been recovered and are now being
tagged at the morgues of Bellevue
hospital and Harlem. Divers were
still busy at a late hour taking bodies
from the hold of the vessel, which
they say is choked with the remains
of human beings, while the bodies of
scores who leaped or were thrown
into the river had been recovered.
It is the season of Sunday school
excursions in New York bay and the
Long Island sound, the latter one of
the most picturesque bodies of water
in the country.
Great preparations had been made
for the seventeenth annual Sunday
school excursion of St. Mark’s Ger
man Lutheran church, the congrega
tion of which is drawn from the dense
population of the lower East and
West Side, and the General Slocum
had been chartered to carry the ex
cursionists to Locust Grove, one of
the many resorts on Long Island
It is variously estimated that there
were between 1,500 and 2,000 persons
on the General Slocum when it left
the pier at Third street, East river,
though the Knickerbocker Steamship
company, which owns the Slocum, of
ficially states that the number of
passengers was 873, that being only
one-third of the vessel’s capacity. It
is thought, however, that there were
several hundred children in arms, for
whom fares are not usually charged
on these trips.
On board the decks of the steamer
as it passed up East river the scene
was one of merry-making. A mass
of flags fluttered in the June breezes,
the bands were playing and the chil-'
aren were singing, dancing and wav- i
ing handkerchiefs and flags in an- I
j swer to the salutations of those on
shore or from passing steamers.
At the extreme eastern end of Ran
dall s island, off One Hundred and
Thirty-fifth street, there is a stretch
of water known as the Sunken Mead
At this point, just as the crowds
were watching the gaily decorated
steamer from the shore, the General
Slocum took fire, and as the age of
the vessel (it was built in 1891) had
resulted in the well seasoning of the
wood, with which it was almost en
tirely built, it was soon a mass of
flame. The fire is said to have brok
en out in a lunchroom on the forward
deck through the overturning of a
pot of grease. The wind was high
and all efforts to subdue the fire were
were futile.
The Death List Grows.
NEW YORK—Wltn unceasing ef
fort search is going on for the bodies
of . those who perished on the Gen
eral Slocum. What the list of vic
tims will total scarce any one dare
venture a guess, but whatever the
number may be there is hardly a par
allel in the history of disasters where
death came to so many in so brief a
period of time.
Police and health department offi
cials have placed the number at a
figure as high as 1.000 and more, but
it would seem that the maximum fa
tality will not largely exceed 700.
All day long, from sunrise until
darkness, shut off even the melan
choly satisfaction of watching for the
dead, anxious searchers kept up their
vigilance and at dusk there had been
recovered 536 bodies, for the greater
part women and children.
Operating Towards Port Arthur.
LONDON—A correspondent of the
Daily Chronicle at Yinkow, in a dis
patch dated June 17, says that General
Kuropatkin left Liao Yang on Wed
nesday to assume command of the
army operating toward Port Arthur.
Attendance at World's Fair.
ST. LOUIS.—World’s Fair Grounds.
—The following are official figures of
attendance at the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition for the week ending
June 18:
Monday, 66,143; Tuesday. 75,143;
Wednesday, 74,188; Thursday, 83,346;
Friday, 87,994; Saturday, "87,024; to
tals, 475,187. The attendance during
the week, while not quite equaling
the total of preceding week, shows a
substantial gain over each day save
Wednesday. That was Liberty bell
day, when school children attended.
Enlarging Fort Niobrara.
WASHINGTON — Congressman P.
Kinkaid of the Sixth Nebraska dis- j
trict is in Washington. His visit here ;
is in relation to increasing the area j
of Fort Niobrara. He says that if I
the fort is to be enlarged in area It i
must be done at once, as the adjacent j
lands cannot withdraw from set- {
tlement after June 28, at which time |
the Kinkaid homestead bill affecting
this land will become a law. It is
proposed to withdraw about 5,600
acres of land to enlarge the fort
This land is located in Cherry county
Board Increases Total Value 70 Per
The Nebraska state board of assess
ment announced officially an increase
of 70 per cent in the assessed valua
tion of railroad property. Operating
under the new revenue law the board
increased the assessed valuation from
$27,077,353 to $46,018,635.
The manner of arriving at the fran
chise values of the roads will not be
made public by the state board of
The total assessed valuations were
reached on a modification of the stock
and bond theory and then the aver
j age per mile was obtained by dividing
the total by the mileage. When the
final figures are made known they
will lump the tangible and intangible
j values, so that no one will be able
;o say just what the franchises were
assessed at.
Auditor Weston and Secretary of
State Marsh have favored the valua
tion of franchises separately, but
Governor Mickey, Treasurer Morten
sen and Commissioner Follmer. who
compose the majority, did not think it
a good plan.
Now that the grand total assessed
valuation of railroad property in Ne
braska has been finally decided upon
by the state board of equalization,
the members of the board are trying
to adjust the average values per
mile of the several systems.
The entire session on Wednesday
was given up to the consideration of
Union Pacific property. It was de
cided to assess the Kearney & Black
Hills branch at $5,900 per mile and
the Omaha & Republican Valley
branch at $6,700 per mile. This, with
the $16,000 per mile for the main line,
will give the average valuation of $11,
000 per mile agreed upon.
After disposing of the Union Pacific
the Burlington was taken up. There
are sixteen subordinate lines in the
Burlington system and the members
of the board disagree as to the mile
age valuations to be placed on each
of the branches. The assessed valu
ation of the Burlington main line will
be $17,000 per mile for a portion and
the average on the entire system will
3tand at $7,700. The average valua
tion of the Chicago & Northwestern
will be $6,500 instead of $7,500, as
agreed upon previously.
Tax Commissioner Woodward of
the Great Western interviewed the
members cf the board. For some rea
son the figures on the Great Western
property in Douglas county had not
entered into the previous calculations.
Mr. Woodward stated that the prop
erty of his road in Nebraska had cost
the company just $140,000 and that it
consisted principally of real estate,
lots. etc. He thought that its assess
ed valuation should be $28,000.
Smallpox at Soldiers' Home.
GRAND ISLAND—Three cases of
smallpox have developed in one of the
hospitals at the soldiers' home. Those
afflicted are George Warrens, Harry
Burchard. the hospital steward, and
Mr. Lindley. A temporary building
was at once erected on the prairie,
a safe distance from all other build
ings, and the sick, ail of whose cases
are very light, are there being cared
Splendid Crop Prospect.
WOOD RIVER—The prospects for
all kinds of grain has never been bet
ter than it is this year in this vicinity.
Small grain is looking fine and corn
has made a remarkable growth in the
past two weeks. The outlook for fruit
of all kinds is very promising, and in
dications are that an extraordinary
large yield is in store. Potatoes will
be very plentiful and of good quality.
Assessment in Dakota County.
DAKOTA CITY—The precinct as
sessors of Dakota county have com
pleted their work and turned their
books over to County Assessor Dorn.
The total valuation of real and per
sonal property of the county is $1,
595,419.72, an increase over last year
of nearly $149,000.
Will Meet at Franklin.
FRANKLIN—The members of the
G. A. R. of this county held a conven
tion at this place for the purpose of
deciding where a county reunion will
be held this year. Franklin secured
the prize and the date of the reunion
will be August 22 to 25 inclusive.
Women Want Land.
NORFOLK—Of the 400 inquiries be
ing daily received at railroad offices
with regard to the opening of the
Rosebud lands, over 40 per cent of
them are from women. Teachers,
stenographers and business women
who have heard of the success of a
number of their sex in the Oklahoma
rush, indicate a desire to register for
the drawings at Bonesteel and Fair
Arrest of Robbers.
SEWARD — Marshal Berry and
Night Watchman Lawsha on Wednes
day arrested three men who were
wanted by the sheriff of Fillmore
county for robbery. The men robbed
a car at Exeter, Neb., occupied by
section men. They then hustled on
to a freight train and while the train
was at Seward the officers here ar
rested them. The robbery occurred
on Wednesday afternoon and on
Thursday the sheriff and marshal of
Fillmore county took them to Geneva,
where they will be tried.
Omaha Bankers Sell Bonds.
LINCOLN—The state board of edu
cational lands and funds has decided
to make additional investments of the
permanent school funds as soon as
the state warrants, now held by the
funds, are matured. Collections are
slow with county treasurers at pres
ent, but are expected to increase with
in tbe next six weeks sufficient to jus
tify additional investments of the
funds aside from the blocks of state
warrants soon to be Issued in pay
ment for state improvement.?. The
warrants agregate $400,000.
The postmaster at Lincoln will be
i allowed three additional letter car*
, riers on September L
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Farnam is to hare another bank,
! The corporation is organized and the
j charter applied for. The cash capital
will be $5,000.
!*• Wilbur of Beatrice sustained
sever© injuries by falling down aa
areaway at the rear of his meat mar*
j ket on North Fifth street.
, From 250 to 300 Indians of the
Sioux tribe are camped on the hill
j of Chadron. Their kind Uncle
j Sam has just sent them $5 per head.
A company has been formed la
Cambridge for the manufacture of hy»
dranlic stoae. Rankin Bros., local
, grain merchants, have purchased th©
county right.
The receipts of the postoffice at
Omaha for the month of Way were
$42,090, against 3S.122 for the same
month last year, an Increase of $2,908.
The receipts of the Des Moines office
were $35,523, against $33,313, an in
crease of $2,210.
Ernest Shurtleff. a young man living
near Humboldt, was kicked in the
face by a horse. One foot of the ani
mal struck him squarely in the face,
smashing the nose and reducing the
flesh to a pulp, the other hoof strik
ing a glancing blow on the chin and
doing little damage.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Folden. old resi
dents of Beatrice, celebrated their fif
tieth wedding anniversary in the pres
ence of about fifty relatives and
friends at their home in West Beat
rice, quite a number being present
from different parts of the state to
assist in celebrating the memorable
The Adams Lumber company of Be
atrice has filed articles of incorpora
tion with the county clerk. The capi
tal stock of the company is placed at
$8,000 and the principal place of doing
business is at Adams, Gage county.
The incorporators are Bird Critch
field, G. W. Pickering, H. A. Reese of
Lincoln and Walter Garrison of
A levy of 19 mills was made for city
taxes at the council meeting tn Sew
ard. The assessed valuation this pear
on city property, both real and per
sonal, is $365,251. Last year a 30
mlii levy was made on an assessed
valuation of $214,425. On a 19-mill
levy this year $300 more will be raised
than was raised on the 20-mill levy
last year.
The annual picnic of Sarpy Coun
ty Old Settlers' association will be
held at Bellevue, July 4. On that
date there will be a celebration at
Bellevue of the fiftieth anniversary of
the first Fourth of July celebration
ever held in Nebraska, which occurred
at Bellevue, and the Old Settlers’ as
sociation will merge their celebration
with this.
While in the act of turning on the
battery to the cigar lighter at his bil
liard room, Edward Hamblin of Beat
rice happened to strike his arm
against a large needle which pene
trated hia right wrist to the bone,
breaking the needle in two. In order
io remove the piece, which was bur
ied in the flesh, it was found neces
sary to use an X-ray machine.
The assessment of York county for
the year of 1904. which has just been
completed by the assessor, is a large
per cent more than the returns of one
year ago. The valuation of York
county is $22,012.<570, which is nearly
$7,000,000 more than what France re
ceived for its entire territory lying
west of the Mississippi river. The
value of real estate for the city of
York, town and county is $10,891,720,
and the assessor found $5,116,175 of
personal property.
According to the statement of Game
Warden Carter, the pike is a naughty
fish. The streams of Nebraska have
been liberally stocked with pike and
the fish have been devouring the small
On complaint of Libni Garriss, John
, Brtllhart, a farmer and fruit grower
who lives east of Tecumseh, has been
brought Into the county court on the
charge of illegally selling vinous
liquors. The complainant avers that
his 17-year-okl son, Willis Garriss, and
two companions went out to the Brill
hart farm last Sunday and bought
two quarts of wine of Mr. Brill hart,
and they proceeded to get intoxicated
on the same.
F. W. Samuelson, for many yeara
we known to commercial circles of
southeastern Nebraska and who was
up to about year ago president of the
First National hank in Humboldt, has
filed a petition of voluntary bankrupt
cy with the referee. James W. Baton
»f Nebraska City and fixes his liabili
ties at over $70,000, with assets of
tbout $50,000. The hearing of credi
tors has been set tpr June 21 at Fails
7ity where Mr. Samuelson has been
making his headquarters since his re
tirement from the bank here.
The preliminary trial of E. C. Lewis,
charged with shooting Ed Sharp with
intent to kill, was held in Harrisburg
before County Judge Hoke. Lewis
was bound over to the district court
and not being able to furnish the $3,
XX) bond he was remanded to jaiL
Everett Long of Bellevue, upon the
complaint of Miss Lucretia Gow of
die same place, charging him with
statutory assault, has been arrected.
long was arrested by the South Oma
aa officers and brought to PapiUIon,
where he was released under $700
Work on the new state hospital for
the insane at Norfolk is progressing
very rapidly just now, and there is
every indication that the four build
ings which make up the new institu
tion will be completed within three
A mulatto named Walker was
brought by some fanners from near
Bee to Sevrard. They stated the man
had attempted suicide by drowning.
At a meeting of the Insanity board on
Saturday he was adjudged insane and
ordered to be taken by Sheriff Smiley
to the insane asyinm at Lineoia.