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Assassin Makes Attack Upon Officer
on Busy Thoroughfare of City—
Coachman Also Killed and the
Horses Fatally Wounded.
ST. PETERSBURG—Minister of
the Interior von Plelive was assassin
^ ated while driving to the Warsaw sta
tion to visit the Peterhof.
A bomb was thrown under the min.-1
ister's carriage, completely shattering
it. M. von Plehve was terribly man
gled. The crime was committed at 10
The coachman was killed, and the
w ounded and maddened horses dashed!
wildly away with the front wheels of
the carriage, the only portion of the
vehicle remaining intact. Immediate- i
ly there ensued a scene of the wildest j
confusion. Police and gendarmes hur- j
■ i ■
Russian Boats at Port Arthur Sent to
Bottom. "
GHEE FOO—8 p. m.—Russian refu
gees who have arrived here report
that the Lieutenant Burkuoff and
two other Russian torpedo boat de
stroyers were torpedoed and totally
destroyed by the Japanese on the
night of July 25.
TOKIO—In a daring night attack
against a Russian force estimated at
five divisions, with 100 guns. General
Oku succeeded in driving the enemy
from their strong line of defence
south of Ta Tche Kiao.
Advancing on Sunday. General Oku
found a superior force confronting
him and that a heavy artillery fire
from the enemy was checking his
men. He thereupon decided to hold
the positions he then held and to at
tempt a night surprise. This was suc
cessful. the Japanese troops hustling
the Russians into retreat to Ta Hche
Kiao. The Japanese had only 80rt cas
ualties. No estimates of the Russian
losses are given.
The Takushan army did not partic
ipate in the fight, it being located to
tbe east of Ta Tche Kiao. Moving
to the northwest, this TakushaD force
ttej up from every direction and vast
-crowds gathered about the spot where
\the mangled body of the minister lay
Welttering in his blood.
1 The Associated Press correspondent
was at the scene of the tragedy within
jptve minutes after it occurred, ii. von
■feehve’s shockingly mangled l>ody was j
Bgng in the middle of the road. It had
Hp^en partially covered with a police |
^officer’s overcoat, with the left arm. j
’H$k* bone of which was broken off.
^fcjecting. A policeman came tip and ]
■Ised the overcoat in order to rear-j
Hinge it. revealing for an instant the i
Htrong features of the dead minister,
Hjfeose hf*ad was battered almost be
Hftntl recognition.
^^The roadway was strewn for 100
^Krds with the wreckage cf the car
^Hge. and pieces of the red lining of
minister's official overcoat. A few
JHrds from M. ton Plehve’s body lay
^Hhapeless heap of the coachman's re
HM. von Plehve was said to be on his
tnty to visit the “inppror. The trag
! occurred on the Zalakonski pros
t. a broad thoroughfare leading up
he Warsaw depot, where the road
ns sharply to the left toward the
tic railroad station. The exact
t at which the outrage occurred is
t before the bridge spanning the
rular canal, on the other side of
[ch both stations are situated.
'he bomb thrower must have known
fectly well that Minister von
i Plehve would pass the spot, for the
^minister makes his report to the cm*
Kperor every Thursday.
The infernal machine was thrown
f with deadly accuracy, and the assassin
I was favored by the fact that the traffic
I here is always of the heaviest, owing
[ to the crossing of lines of surface cars
and the continuous stream of heavy
trucks. M. von Plehve was always
apprehensive of attempts etxm his
life, and used to drive as rapidly as
1 possible. The coachman, however,
I was compelled to go slow at this
i ne assassin, in laying his plans.
L evidently foresaw this circumstance,
land while the minister's coachman
[ slowed down, threw the bomb. The
1 explosion*was terrific, and practically
■annihilated the woodwork of the car
wriage. The horses tore off. dragging
Athe axle and the front wheels. The
■ animals, though infuriated by the
■ wounds they had sustained, had not
1 galloped far before they fell, with
F pools of blood under them.
It is reported that six men are im
f plicated and that five of them fled
into a little hotel adjoining the scene
of the assassination, and only one,
who was wounded, having b°en cap
tured. The hotel was surrounded by
the police and all its inmates were
The wounded man. who is said to
he a Jew. was taken to the Alexan
der hospital, so dazed as to be uyaule
to speak. His condition was account
ed for by the fact that he took poison
immediately after throwing the bomb.
American Among the Injured.
SAN SEBASTIAN. Spain—Fourteen
persons were injured here on Sunday
in the panic at the fight between a
tiger and a bull, including Countess
Podras Liza Ritury. Deputy Urnqui
jo, the Marquis Pidal, vice president
of the senate and former Spanish am
bassador at the Vatican, and an
American whose name is given a3
Liverstone of New York. It Is said
that the American will put in a claim
for damages. The managers of the
fight are severely blamed for what
foucht and won a separate action on
Friday. July 22, at Panling. losing
thirty-one men.
On Sunday morning at 9 o'clock the
Japanese right had reached a bluff a
little less than two miles from Tai
ping mountain. At 5 o’clock in the
afternoon the Russiau batteries post
ed in various positions on the high
ground opened with vigor, shelling
the advancing Japanese line. The
strength of the Russian gradually de
veloped during the day. The Russian
fire prevented a general advance and
determined General Oku to decide to
adwait the advent of darkness to de
liver a night assault.
Suddenly, at 10 o’clock Sunday
night, the entire Japanese rignt was
ourled against the first Russian po
sition ea^t and west of Taiping moun
tain and easily captured it. At mid
night the second position was at
tacked and by dawn the Japanese oc
cupied the eminence to the east of
Shanchiatun. The Russians were in
retreat toward Ta Tche Kiao. At 7
o’clock Monday morning the Japanese
seized Chenvshishan without resist
ance and pursued the Russian force
toward Ta Tche K»ao.
Conference Between State Board and
Packers Results in Nothing.
CHICAGO—“We had an agreement
with Mr. Donnelly’s organization and
the allied trades which they failed to
live up to, and under the circum
stances we do not care to make any
further agreements with them.”
This is the statement which was
signed by the representatives of the
packers and handed to the members
of the state board of arbitration Wed
nesday nigh* at the end of a confer
ence between the two bodies, held at
the request of the state board in an
endeavor to bring about another meet
ing fer the settlement of the butch
ers’ strike between the packers and
the strikers.
The packers received the state
board courteously and listened to its.
arguments for a peaceable adjustment
of the difficulty. The announcement
that the packers were opposed to any
further peace negotiations with the
strikers was handed to the board by
Arthur Meeker and Thomas Conner,
both of Armour & Co., who represent
ed the packers.
Found the Town Afire.
TOKIO—The Russians abandoned
Ta Tche Kiao at noon on Monday,
July 2J, retiring before the advancing
army under General Oku. They ap
plied the torch to Ta Tche Kiao and
the surrounding towns and when the
Japanese arrived they found the
; flames still raging. The Japanese
1 pursuit extended beyond Ta Tche
Kiao and the Japanese leit wing occu
pied Yin Kow. The positions held by
the Russians Sunday night south of
Ta Tche Kiao consisted of nine miles
I of trenches and fortifications.
Demands Will L-e Moderate.
WASHINGTON—The state depart
* ment has addressed itself to the Rus
sian government through Spencer
| Eddy, the American charge at Et. Pe
tersburg. on the charge of the seizure
of the cargo of the Arabia by the
Vladivostok squadipn. The Hamburg
American company undoubtedly will
appeal to the German government to
.secure the release of its ship and com
pensation for the delay in her cruise
and other items of loss. It is deemed
highly desirable to take conservative
action and avoid irritation.
Impressive and Impcs'ng Services—
Notable Characters of Russia Stand
with Bowed Heads About the Flow
ered and Caparisoned Bier.
Plehve, the minister of the interior,
who was assassinated Thursday morn
ing last, was buried Sunday, and in
every city of this vast empire church
bells were tolled and masses and
prayers said for the repose of the soul
of the murdered minister.
The services here, which were ac
cording to the rites of the orthodox
church, were of an impressive and im
posing character. At 11 o'clock high
mass was said in the stately chapel
adjoining the ministry of the interior.
Emperor Nicholas and the dowager
empress stood with the broken-hearted
widow and the children at a great
mound of flowrers on which rested the
casket. To the right, on gold-embroid
ered cushions, before a mass of
wreaths banked to the ceiling, were
ranged the decorations which had been
won by the statesman during his not
able career.
To the left were the metropolitan
of St. Petersburg and the offloia'/jg
bishops and priests in their gold-em
| blazoned vestments. A screen of flow
ers concealed the famous imperial
boys’ choir.
Among those present were other
members of the imperial family, the
foreign representatives. including
Spencer Eddy, charge d'affaires of the
American embassy; ministers of the
empire, generals, admirals, nobles,
governors of distant provinces, like
those of Astrakhan and Irkutsk; in
fact, all high officialdom, not even
omitting Genghis Khan, a lineral de
scendant of Napoleon, of Aliia. who is
now a major general in the Russian
The entire assemblage was in full
uniform, and on the arm of each one
present was a badge of mourning. All
hell lighted tapers throughout the ser
vice, and the air was heavy with the
perfume of flowers and incense from
the censers.
At the most solemn moment, when
all knelt and many were affected by
tears, the widow was overcome and
fainted. The emperor came to her as
sistance, and she was carried out by
gentle hands. The emperor was vis
loly moved, and upon the conclusion
of the mass he followed the casket,
which was taken upon the shoulders
of ministers and borne down the
broad marble stairway to the street. j
The funeral procession was formed j
and the body was placed in a great
white open hearse, drawn by six coal
black horses, which were blanketed
from their ears to their tails in som
ber trappings. A black-garbed groom
stood at each bridle, and in advance
went sixteen similarly clad lantern
bearers. Behind the hearse walked
the members of the nfinister's family,
and then came a long and distin
guished body of mourners, it being the
Russian custom to follow the dead to
the grave on foott.
The emperor himself walked a short i
distance, but as the Novodevicky j
monastery, where the burial took i
place, was over five miles away, and
because of the condition of the em
press. his majesty soon entered his
carriage and returned to the Peterhof
At the end of the procession came
four white chariots filled with the
floral offerings. The cortege proceed
ed slowly through the avenues and
streets, preceded by a squad of mount
ed police, and passed within sight of
theplace where the tragedy occurred.
Strikers and Packers Preparing for
Another Week of Struggle.
CHICAGO—Both the packers and
the strikers spent Sunday in strength
ening any weak spots that could be
found in their defenses, preparatory
to terms. Notwithstanding that it
was Sunday all the plants were oper
ated uring the forenon in order to
get rid of the live stock that had been
left over from last week. The re
mainder of the day was spent by the
employers in installing new men in
the strikers’ places and arranging
many of the small details which had
been overlooked last week during the
heat of the conflict.
Over one thousand new men were
added to those at work in the various
plants. Among the arrivals were
many skilled laborers, something the
packers have been sadly in need of
ever since the strike started. The
employers have experienced little dif
ficulty in procuring all the unskilled
men necessary to operate the plants
to their full capacity, but there has
been a decided scarcity of skilled
workmen and for this reason the by
products of all animals killed have
been let go to waste.
Successor to Van Plehve.
ST. PETERSBURG—The far-reach
ing character of the machinery of the
ministry of the interior and the urgent
necessity for dealing with many pend
ing matters of importance render it
imperative that the emperor select a
successor to M. Von Plehve immedi
ately and it is considered certain that
he will do so in a few days. Influ
ences hostile to M. Witte, in spite of
his acknowledged great ability and the
general belief that he is the man for
the position seem to render his ap- j
pointment increasingly impossible.
Finlanders Sent Into Exile.
HELSINGFORS. Finland — The
father of Eugene Schumann, the assin
of General Bobrikoff, governor gen
eral of Finland, has been sent to St.
Petersburg. Prof. Gemmerus of the
University of Finland has been exiled
to Russia, being the fourth professor
from this institution to be exiled since
the murder of General Bobrikoff. Noth
ing is known here of Legla, the al
leged name of the assassin of Min
ister Von Plehve. though rumors are
afloat that he was here three weeks
National Committee Calls Upon the
Republican Nominee.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.—President
Roosevelt was notified formally on
Wednesday of his nomination for the
presidency by the national republican
convention. The ceremony took place
at his country home at Sagamore Hill,
three miles from this village. In ac
cordance with the president’s wish,
the ceremony was made as simple as
The formal notification of the action
of the convention was made on behalf
; of a committee representing every
I state and territory in the I'nited
States by Joseph G. Cannon, speaker
of the house of representatives.
The day opened with ideal weather
and arrangements for the ceremony
were completed early. The wide ver
anda of the house at Sagamore Hill,
extending almost entirely around the
house, was decorated with American
flags hung from pillar to pillar.
In addition, many houses in the
neighborhood of the Roosevelt home
and in Oyster Bay were draped with
the national colors. . Across the
main street of the village there hung
a large Roosevelt and Fairbanks ban
ner. Only three of the members of
the committee were absent. Included
among the invited guests were men
prominent in all walks of life. Those
present numbered about 125.
Speaker Cannon delivered the
speech of notification, to which the
president responded at considerable
Packing House Mechanics at South
Omaha Join the Strikers.
SOUTH OMAHA—In response to
orders received from Chicago all the
members of the allied trades employ
ed at the packing houses in South
Omaha walked out at noon Tuesday.
By this walkout the ranks of the
strikers were increased by between
1.000 and 1,100 men, making nearly
6.000 in all. These craftsmen quit
work: Steamfitters, firemen, engi
neers, machinists, car repairers, box
factory workers, electricians, carpen
ters and coopers.
Orders for the walkout were re
ceived by President George Sterrett
late Monday night and the word was
passed around among the men at the
plants. When the night force of men
quit Tuesday morning they took their
working clothes with them. The day
shift men did the same when they j
quit at noon. Good order prevailed
during the walkout, the men leaving
the plants quitely. Many went di- I
rectly to their homes, while others
drifted towards labor headquartres to
hear the latest news.
Ih speaking of the mcehanical '
workers’ walkout General Manager
Murphy said: “We are glad the mat
ter is settled. For a time the men
kept telling us they would not go out
and led us to believe they were sat
isfied to remain while negotiations for
the new wage scale were pending.
Now that these men have gone out
we know just exactly where we are.
As I have stated before, we are fully
prepared to* fill the places of the men
who went cut. and smoke will con
tinue to pour from the Cudahy
The Assassination of Von Plehve Was
Matured Long Ago.
have not yet established the identity
of the assassin of M. von Plehve or of
his accomplices, though it has been as
certained that the former is little Rus
sian. which accounts for his notice
able accent. The accomplice is a
It has developed that the police for
some time past have been aware that
a plot was maturing against the czar,
and had advised one of the ministers
that a party of fifteen anarchists had
arrived in St. Petersburg. Several ar
rests were actually made several days
before the assassination.
The bomb which the accomplice
dropped in the canal after the assas
sination was recovered by the police.
It is of foreign make, though it is be
lieved to have been loaded in St. Pe
tersburg. It is small and melon
shaped. and is believed to be fully as
powerful as the one that killed von
Viadivostock Squadron Seen to East
ward of Kazusa Bay.
TOKIO—The Russian Vladivostok
squadron was seen to the eastward of
Kazusa province at 2 o’clock Monday
afternoon. It was seen steaming to
the east. Kazusa province is on the
east side of Tokio bay.
The British steamer Chinan has ar
rived at Yokohama with the crew of
the British steamer Knight Command
er, that was sunk by Russia's Vladi
vostok squadron off Izu. The Knight
Commander’s cargo was a general one.
Its European passengers were detain
ed by the Russians and its crew of
twenty-one was transferred to the Chi
nan. which also reports that the Rus
sians sunk two Japanese schooners.
Packers Get Better Service.
CHICAGO.—As a matter for protec
tion of office employes and non-union
workers, who, instead of taking up
their abode in the barracks provided
by the packers, desire to go home at
night and come to the stock yards in
the morning, the packers have ar
ranged with the Lake Shore & Michi
gan Southern railroad for a large in
creased number of trains to the stock
yards. The new schedule provides for
trains running directly to the various
packing houses inside the yards, thus
avoiding the pickets.
White Mob Kills a Negro.
KANSAS CITY.—A special to the
Times from Austin, Tex., says: John
W. Larrimoie, a negro school teacher
and republican politician of state
prominence, was taken from his home
at Lockj?ort. thirty miles south of
here, by a mob of eight white men and
shot and killed. Mrs. Larrimore shot
at the members of the mob with a pis
tol’ and she says she wounded one of
them. No arrests have been made.
Larrimore is said to have made an of
fensive remark which caused the at
t*“*dt or him.
——— ~~ ——
Associated Press Dispatches and
Other Reliable Sources Deny the
Rumors—A General Assault, How
ever, Seems to Have Been Begun.
LONDON.—A Shanghai corrtpsond
i ent, in a cabregram, says: "Various
telegrams received here from Che Foo
| announce that the Japanese have cap
tured Port Arthur. This report is re
garded as confirmed by news just re
I ceived from Wei Hai Wei that the
i British fleet returns there. It is also
stated that the Japanese casualties
numbered 11.000."
CHE FOO.—Refugees who have just
arrived from Port Arthur confirm, pre
vious reports that a general assault
has been begun by the Japanese on
that fortress, and they declare that
the Russians are sanguine that Jap
anese could not succeed in capturing
the place, even though they had twice
as many troops. The Russians, ac
cording to the refugees’ story, are still
hoping for succor from General Kou
ropattkin. They are unwilling to be
lieve the reports of his defeat at Ta
Tche Kiao. The refugees further con
firm the reports that the Russian fleet
is in a state of repair, but say that the
fleet is unwilling to attack that of Ad
miral Togo on account of the mines
which the Japanese place nightlyjat
the entrance to the harbor. It was be
lieved at Port Arthur that if the Vladi
vostok squadron or reinforcements
from General Kuropatkin should arrive
the Russian fleet would take the risk
of going out.
Ammunition is said to ne growing
scarce and the large fort guns are not
often discharged. Attempts to manu
facture ammunition in Port Arthur are
reported to have been failures.
All public buildings are being used
for hospittals. The sick and wounded
are being well cared for by volunteer
nurses. The wounds made by the Jap
anese rifles are not dangerous except
when vital spots are reached. Hun
dreds of badly wounded have quickly
recovered from their wounds.
An American named Holt reports
that Lieut, Newton A. McCullv, the
American naval attache now at Port
Arthur? is well.
The Russian have erected a new
wireless telegraph station at Che Foo.
but they are unable to obtain any,re
sults. owing to the fact that Japanese
auxiliary cruisers fitted with wireless
telegraph outfits are constantly cruis
ing in the zone of communication and
interrupting the currents.
LONDON.—No further news of the j
reported fall of Port Arthur or war
news of any kind has reached the Lon
don morning newspapers.
Does Not Cause Much Surprise in
Washington Circles.
WASHINGTON—The first official
information received here of the trag
edy at St. Petersburg came in a short
cablegram to the state department
from Spencer Eddy, the charge
d'affaires of the American embassv
in the absence from that capital of
Ambassador McCormick. The mess
age read:
“Secretary of Interior Plehve and
several others killed and some
wounded by explosion of a bomb.”
The cablegram was promptly for
warded by Acting Secretary Adoo to
Secretary Hay at Newbury, N. H., and
a proper expression of condolence will
be directed through Mr. Eddy.
Although the assassination is deep
ly deplored here, it cannot be said
that it has caused much surprise in
the circles here best informed as to
the conditions in St. Petersburg. M.
Plehve was regarded as a reactionist
and was particularly severe in his
treatment of the radical element in
Russian politics. He was able to en
force his policies through his absolute 1
control of the secret service and po
He Is to Be at Head of Democratic
National Committee.
NEW YORK.—Expectations were
fulfilled Tuesday, when Thomas Tag
fart of Indiana was elected chairman
of the democratic national committee.
Indorsed by nearly every member of
the committee the day after the con
vention adjourned al St. Louis, it has
been known that only the decree if
Judge Parker in favor of another, or
the consent of Senator Gorman to ac
cept the place could prevent the se
lection of Mr. Taggart. Neither of
these contingencies arose, and the In
diana man was unanimously chosen to
a place for wrhich he has long aspired.
Although the vote was unanimous, it
was not until after it was actually in
progress that opposition to Mr. Tag
gart's selection was withdrawn.
Winner Is in Washington.
LINCOLN. — William McCormack,
who w’as first in the Rosebud drawing,
is not now a resident of Lancaster
county, as telegrams first reported. He
is employed in the treasury depart
ment at Washington, and until recent
ly his people lived in Clay Center,
Neb. They now iive in Missouri. Mc
Cormack formerly attended business
college here. It was reported that he
was a barber, employed in the Pioneer
shop, but this report grew out of the
fact that a soldier who registered
works there.
Reds Were Wild with Joy.
NEW YORK.—Five thousand per
sons, all that could possibly crowd into
Cooper union, cheered themselves
hoarse on Thursday night over the
death of the Russian minister of the
interior. The great hall was dotted
with anarchists, who, in frequent fren
zies of excitement, waved red band&n
nsa and voiced their approval of the
assassination of Plehve. At every men
tion of the bomb thrower there was a
din that lasted several minutes, and
cries of Legio!” echoed through the
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The Foster Grain company has just
completed a new 16.000 bushel ele
vator at Germantown.
The V M. C. A. secretaries of the
state will meet in Fremont October 1
to 4. The local directoral board held
a meeting to plan for their recep
Robert Mehaffey found the body of
a well dressed stranger in the Platte
river two miles east of North Bend.
The body at this writing has not been
Articles of incorporation for a new
bank at Famam have been filed,
tion to her work as secretary. She is
a graduate of the state university in
the class of 1900.
The farmers near Lincoln need more
help. They are offering from $1.25 to
$2 per day, or from $25 to $6o per
month, but the demand for harvest
hands is decidedly greater than the
During a thunder storm at Monroe
last week a telephone girl received a
sho°k while answering a call that
nearly cost her her life. Her face
was seriously burned and she was par
tially paralyzed.
Reports from reliable threshers in
Platte county place the yield of
wheat at from twelve to fifteen bush
els per acre, and the quality is- said
to be somewhat poorer than was gen
erally expected.
James t’arr. who killed Charles Best
at Sarpy Mills on the Fourth of July,
had his hearing at Papillion and was
held to the district court without
bonds. He was charged with murder
in the first degree.
Gilalmous McCarty, a carpenter, has
sued the Lincoln Traction company
for damages amounting to $20,000.
McCarty was injured by a fall from
a street car on May 25 and since then
has been unable to walk.
President .1. W. Crabtree of the
Peru State Normal school has begun
making his appointments and has se
lected M!8s Katherine Woods as his
secretary. Miss Woods will teach one
of the advanced Latin classes in addi
Edith Adams, a young woman of
19 years, living one mile north of
Elba, shot herself with a 22 calibre
revolver. The ball entered her abdo
men from the left side, ranging in
ward and passing out near the back
bone. She cannot live. She says the
shooting was accidental.
county cierk v\. CJ. Hirons has giv
en to the public the valuation of
Pierce county for this year as com
pared with the year previous. This
year real property was valued at $1.
708.080.90; last year it was valued at
$1,046,420. Personal property this
year. $526,040.01; last year, $237,971.
Chester Weeks, a farmer living
near the Merrick county line, has a
curiosity on his farm in the shape of
a peach tree. The tree is eighteen
year? old and has‘never before bore
any fruit nor even blossomed, but
this year it is fairly loaded down
with peaches. Mr. Weeks set out
four other peach trees^ near this one
last fall, but whether that gave any
impetus to the old tree or not remains
for some scientist to explain.
County Superintendent Charles O.
Stewart of York county has just com
pleted his annual report of the schools
of York county. This shows that the
total indebtedness of the district has
been reduced by more than $2,000
during the year; that the value of
district property has increased by
about $1,500; that there is a total of
6.130 school children in the county.
3.101 boys and 3.029 girls: that the
total enrollment for the past year was
4.587; that the lowest wages paid was
$25, while the highest was $50 in the
country schools.
Captain W. W. Lyons and Ella C.
Button, two early settlers of Adams
county, died last week.
County Judge Basler of Burt county
thinks it is a mistake for courts to
allow one man to pound another to
a jelly, and then by pleading guilty of
assault and battery to escape with
a small fine. He fined his last pris
oner on this charge fifty dollars and
I wo young sons of Henry Ebke of
DeWitt narrowly escaped death when
a buggy in which they were riding
was struck by a northbound passenger
train and was demolished. They were
thrown out and severely injured, al
though it is thought they both will
At Weeping Water thieves stole a
team of mules from an oil dealer by
the-name of Wallace and a light wag
on from L. E. Davis. They then drove
one mile north to the farm of E. F.
Marshall, put the mules in his barn
and took a team of horses and it is
supposed a harness. They then set
the barn on fire, leaving the mules
In it. evidently hoping to cover up
the second theft, thinking that the re
mains of the mules would be taken
for those of the horses.
The Payne Investment company of
Omaha has ordered its local repre
sentatives in Grand Island to proceed
with the matter of putting up the
buildings necessary for the manufac
ture of a new stock food from alfalfa,
meal, salt and syrup, and it is stated
that $25,000 worth of machinery will
be put in.
The fifth annual session of the Ful
lerton Chautauqua assembly will be
held at Fuller’s park, August 5 to 15.
The park has already been put in
splendid condition and wired for elec
tric lights.
The corner stone of the beautiful
new Sacred Heart Catholic church of
Greeley Center was laid last week.
Twelve visiting priests, with the resi
dent pastor, Father Flanagan, and
Bishop Keane of Cheyenne, took part
in the ceremony. More than 800 peo
ple were present.
Property owners are reminded that
the law requires the w'eeds along their
roadsides to be cut by August 15.
Otherwise it becomes the duty of the
road overseer, and he is allowed four
dollars a day for his time at the ex
pense of the property owner.
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Government Men from Washington at
Work in the State.
NEBRASKA CJTY’—F. G. Miller, in
| charge of a party of government men
from the department of forestry at
Washington, D. C.. has been here for
the past four or five days inspecting
and measuring the timber here
abouts. The party is composed of F.
G. Miller, L. X. Godding. L. L. White.
W. I. Hutchinson, J. L). Warner and G.
\\. Peavy. AH are graduates of for
estry in the universities of the coun
try and are considered experts in that
line. The party secured considerable
data from trees in Arbor Lodge,
where trees from nearly every por
tion of the United States are grow
ing and have been for years. Th^*
company separated and took various
routes from here and will drive to the
Kansas state line, when they will
travel north again to Lincoln and from
there go into the northern part of the
state. They expect to be at work in
this state for the next two months.
They were joined while here by
Cooper Dunn of the Nebraska stati
Assessable Property Will Not Total
More Than $289,000,000.
LINCOLN—When the final compu
tations have been made the state
board of equalization will find that the
total valuation of the property in Ne
braska will amount to about 5289,
The last legislature based the ap
propriations on the assessment of
$500,000,000. The allowances have
been made and in most cases the
money has been spent, so the levy
must cover the defect or the state
must go Into debt.
With the counties of Nance. Holt.
Cherry and Cedar missing the assess
ment of state property amounts to
$279,840,462. The assessable property
last year amounted to $180,299,665.
Pay of Assessors.
FALLS CITY—Under the old reve
nue law assessors for the different pre
cincts were paid $3 a day for the
time necessarily spent, and last year
the cost of making fcl»e assessments
was $2,143.30 for the entire county.
Under the new Law the deputy as
sessors get a per diem of $.3 for not
more than sixty days. The bills filed
for making the assessment this year
under the new law amount to $2,382.
being nearly $150 more than under the
old law. And when to that is added
the salary of the county assessor,
which is $600 per year, it makes th^
new law cost the county about $750
more a year than the old one did.
Will Test Inheritance Law.
PLATTSMOCTH—In the adminis
tration of the estate of Barton W.
Harmer, now pending in the county
court, an interesting point has been
brought out by J. E. Douglas, attor
ney for the heirs, involving the con
stitutionality of the inheritance tax
law of Nebraska. The heirs, iu sup
port of their application to have the
tax against the estate set aside, allege
that the inheritance tax law. which
was passed in 1501, was repealed by
the legislature of 19U3. when a new
revenue law was enacted which pur
ported to cover the entire system of
revenue for this state, but did not men
tion the inheritance tax.
Killing Prairie Chicken*.
LINCOLN—According to
ceived from the western section of
the state pot hnnters are remorse
lessly slaughtering prairie chickens.
The birds are too young to be ex
eeptionally wary. The hunters are
killing them to supply the eastern
markets. Game Warden Carter will
investigate the complaints.
Wage Scale Said to Be Too High in
NEBRASKA CITY—Superintendent
G. C. Powers of the Argo starch plant
has been transferred to Pekin. 111.,
where he will have charge of the
large sugar plant at that place. The
Argo plant is to be closed down as
soon as the starch on hand can be
shipped out and it is not known when
it will open. The plant Is in charge
of one of the other managers until it
closes down. The officials of the
trust say that the cause for the clos
ing of this plant is that the unions
demand too high wages and that the
cost of making starch is too high, be
cause of the wage scale, as compared
to their other plants. It is thought
that the plant will be opened this
fall, if the wage scale can be adjust
ed to their liking.
Bought Tract of Land.
LINCOLN.—The state board of pub
lic lands and buildings purchased 20
acres of land from William Curr of
Hastings for $1,000. This is for the
asylum grounds.
Getting Ready for the Fair.
LINCOLN—An office has been open
ed by Superintendent Bassett of the
concession department of the state
fair at the state house, with Food
Commissioner Thompson. He will be
at this office Saturday of this week.
Thursday. Friday and Saturday of
next week and from then on all the
time until the fair opens. Mr. Bas
sett wishes Lincoln merchants to no
tify the concession department at
once if they want the same places in
Mercantile hall that they have had in
previous year.
Mistook Jimson for Coffee.
NELSON—J. M. Hiatt and wife had
a narrow escape from death from the
effects of poisoning. In getting break
fast Mrs. Hiatt mistook jimson weed
seed for ground coffee and both drank
of it, and only prompt use of the
stomach pump and hard work on the
part of two doctors were were there
all day saved the lives of both. They
are an elderly couple wha live alone,
in the same yard, however, with their
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs
Dan Erwin, who discovered their sick*
before it had gone too far.