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'AS AN AGGRESSOR
RUSSIANS FIGHTING TO REGAIN
SITUATION AT PORT ARTHUR
Czar’s Forces Unable to Capture Fort
Kouropatkin—Russian and Japanese
Forces in Close Contact in the Vi
cinity of Mukden.
TOKIO—The Russians are reported
to be desperately endeavoring to re
take their lost positions at Port Ar
thur. including Fort Kouropatkin, in
the hope of restoring the water sup
ply of Port Arthur. They are said to
have repeatedly assaulted the Japan
ese after shelling from, neighboring
forts and batteries.
The Japanese continue to hold the
positions. Both sides are said to have
suffered severely. The newly mounted
heavy Japanese guns are said to com
mand the entire harbor. The position
of the remnant of the Russian fleet is
said to be precarious.
Advices from Manchuria are to the
effect that the Japanese and Russian
outposts and scouts continue in close
contact south, southeast and east of
Mukden. Skirmishes are occurring
daily and an segregate general action
is expected soon.
It is believed that the general en
gagement will take place neir Tie
Pass and that General Kouropatkin is
holding Mukden and positions along
the Hun river merely to temporarily
check the Japanese advance. Snow
has fallen in the mountains east of
Mukden and there has been frost in
it is rumored mat a Japanese gun
boat struck a mire .and sunk south of
the I.iao Tung peninsula. A portion of
its crew reached an island and •were
rescued. The name cf the gun boat is
unknown. The navy department dees
not deny the report, but says that the
department lacks confirmation.
CHE FOO—Severe fighting, the
Russians being the aggressors, oc
curred September 2S and 29 on the
west shore of the Liaoti promontory
near Pigeon bay. according to report
i brought by Chinese who left Port Ar
thur September 30. The Russians al
ready apparently are attempting to
capture the heavy guns which the
Japanese have mounted in that vicin
The Russians were in considerable
force and they made several sorties,
dragging field artillery with them.
I They were unsuccessful, however.
RUSSIANS USE NEW-WEAPONS
Hurl Huge Bean Cakes Down on
Heads of the Japs.
CHE FOO—Two Japanese torpedo
boat destroyers were observed out
side the harbor of Che Foo Tuesday
A junk which left Lisoti promon
tory Monday night and which arrived
here Tuesday night reports having
seen one torpedo boat near Che Foo.
Another junk carrying a Russian,
his wife and two children, was
stopped Monday night by a Japanese
vessel, but owing to the great dis
tance the treatment which the Rus
sians received could not be observed.
Chinese say that the battle which
b°gan September 19 continued inter
mittently until September 24.
In defending one fort the Russians
-oiled bean cawkes down on the
massed Japanese. These bean cakes
are very heavy and are- pressed into
the shape of circular grindstones.
PORT ARTHUR IS HOPEFUL
Believe Fortress Can Hold Out Until
VLADIVOSTOK— Private reports
from Port Arthur state that the garri
son there is confident of being able
to hold out until the beginning of
The report is confirmed of the lo.ss
of the three Japanese torpedo boats
ar.d the damaging of a Japanese
cruiser by coming in contact with
Russian mines. All is quiet at Vladi
Grand Duke Alexander Michaelo
vitch has teiegraphed here, offering
the nospitalitv of a specially con
structed villa on his estate at Aitodor.
in the Crimea, to officers wounded in
sea fighting. Admiral Skrydloff has
# given permission to Lieutenant Dom
brovski and Midshipman Baron Ad
minoff to accept the invitation, and
they will start for Aitodor shortly.
BUYING WHEAT IN THE WEST.
Eastern Millers Go to Pacific Coast
SAN FRANCISCO—According to
the Examiner, agents of a Chicago
grain house are here buying wheat
for the easte-n market. It is said
that 500,000 bushels of wheat have
becu bought in Oregon and Washing
tor fo” shipment east and that 8,000,
000 bushels of wheat have also been
purchased >n Oregon and Washington,
principally in the latter state, by
eastern buyers for shipment to the
east by rail.
Memorial Fcr Senator Hoar.
to the late Senator George F. Hoar
of Massachusetts were held Sunday in
All Souls’ Unitarian church, where
the deceased had been a conspicuous
member since his advent in public life
in Washington. Much feeling was
manifested as Rev. Ulysses B. Pierce,
the pastor read during the services
the closing paragraph of Bryant's
poem on “The Funeral of an Old
Man.” Dr. Pierce spoke of the de
ceased senator's valuable services and
his loyalty to party and to friends.
Valuable Horses Burned.
BLAIR—W. G. Carling of St. Paul
lost two of his fine horses by fire here
Sunday morning. They were King
Leo, the stallion, valued at $10,000,
and a gelding, Mr. Pickwick. Both ani
mals had been on exhibition at the
Omaha horse show* and x^re. with
others, being shipped back to the Min
nesota capital. They were in a freight
car on train No. 18 on the Omaha
road. Besides the horses four show
rigs, sets of gold and silver mounted
harness and blankets were burned,
bringing the total loss far up into the
URGES CONTRACT MARRIAGES
George Meredith, who believes that
contract marriages for limited periods
are a possibility of the near future, is
j a celebrated English litterateur. His
| mother was Irish, his father Welsh,
and he received his education in Ger
i many. Ke was born in 1S28. and pub
! listed his first volume of poems in
j 1831. Though h'^ has written several
i books, it is practically within twenty
! years that Meredith has become fa
' mous. Critics have complained severe
ly of his literary style. Many sen
: ter.ces have to be read several times
. before their meaning becomes clear;
■ others are un^clvable puzzles; and in
| many instances he recognizes no rule
j ol grammar or of usage
HARCOURT IS DEAD.
Former Leader of British Liberal
Party Passes Away at Oxford.
LONDON—Sir William Vernon Har- ;
court, “the finest pclitieSI gladiator
of his age,” died very suddenly Sat
urday at Nuneham Parle, near Oxford,
the country seat which he recently in
; herited from his nephew. Only his
wife, a daughter of the late John Lo
th rop Motley, the historian and form
er American minis'er to Great Brit
ain. was with him. When Sir William
: went to bed last night he seemed
fairly well, though ho had been suffer
ing from a light chill. In the morning
when he was called he replied cheer
[ ily: “In a short time.” Later a ser
vant entered the room and found Sir
William lying dead on h!s bed. His
son. l^ewis Vernon-Hareourt. member
of Parliament for the Rosendale divi
sion of Lancashire, was hastily sum
moned from I>ondon.
Among all classes in the L'nited
Kingdom, regardless of party, the un
expected news'caused a sensation and
genuine regret. The somewhat pathe
tic announcement in March last of his
intended retirement had prepared the
public for Sir William's eventual dis
appearance from the active arena of
political strife, but there had been no
whisper that his stalwart constitu
i tion had been radically impaired by
j nearly forty years of fierce parlfa
; mentary strife.
EDITOR GERE IS DEAD.
Founder cf the State Journal Suddenly
LINCOLN, Neb.—C. H. Gere. found-;
I er of the State Journal and for more
! than fifty years its editor, died at his
j home in this city of neuralgia of the
l heart shortly after 7 o’clock Friday
During the day the condition of the
editor became worse and his physi
cians declared that hi3 condition was
extremely grave. Neuralgia of the
heart was the ailment and it was im
possible to arouse Mr. Gere to con
sciousness. Early in the week the at
tack came. Net long ago he returned
from a long vacation spent at Spirit
Lake. Ia., because of ill health. He did
not feel much improved when he re
turned. Monday while sitting at home
he was attacked by the neuralgia and
j sank unconscious. Stimulants brought
; him out of the stupor end Wednesday
he was able to leave his bed. Tburs
j day night he was again overcome. Mr.
Gere was 70 years of age.
The aged editor was known through
out th« state as one of its ablest men.
Kq made himself known and loved in
a larae circle in the old days and his
republicanism was widely influential
from the beginning of his residence in
Nebraska. He was born in Gainesville,
| N. V., February 18, 1838. and moved
I westward after the civil war.
No Decision in Wisconsin.
MADISON. Wfs.—Owing presum
ably to the absence of Chief Justice '
Cassady, who is detained at his home
j by illness, no decision was handed |
down by the supreme court Tuesday
j covering the right of the La Follette
or the “stalwart” faction to be repre
sented on the state ticket at the No
j vember election. The court room
was crowded by attorneys and politi
cians anxious to hear the decision !
and its postponement was a keen dis- !
appointment. The condition of the j
chief justice was reported as much
Gen. Payee Very Low.
WASHINGTON—After a bad night
in which bis condition continued ex
tremely grave. Postmaster General
Payne bad a sinking spell at 5
: o’clock Sunday m’orning. Dr. Grayson
was at his bedside and rallied the pa
tient, but a sceond spell occurred
abou* « o’clock which was so severe
that Dr. Grayson summoned Dr. Ma
gruder. The two physicians adminis
tered heroic measures for an hour. For
a while it was feared the end was im
minent, but the heart finally respond
ed. About 10 o'clock Dr. Osier arrived
Building Ships for Russia.
TOULON, FRANCE.—The manag
ers of the Societe Forges Et Chantiers
were interviewed concerning the re
potr that they are to build a number
of cruisers and torpedo boat destroy
ers for the new Russian navy. They
stated that the negotiations on the
subject had made considerable pro
gress, but that it was desirable to
withhold the particulars in order to
avoid possible international entangle
ments. It waa admitted that work on
the destroyers actually began Septem
J her 29.
JAPS ON DEFENSE
CHANGE IN THE WAR SITUATION
A DESTRIBUTION OF FORCES
Janpanese Fortify Northwest of the
Yentai Mines—According to Esti
mates Strength of the Mikado's
Forces Is 207.C00.
MUKDEN.—A great change in the
situation has occured. The Japanese
now appear anxious to act on the de
fensive and have fortified a position
northwest of the Yentai mines.
According to the best estimates ob
tainable, the Japanese army confront
ing General Kuropatkin comprises a
grand total of ISO battalions. Allow
ing 800 men to a battalion there are
144.000 infantry. In addition there are
03.000 calvary and 080 guns. The dis
tribution of the Japanese forces is as
follows: One division at BentsiaA ;
putze, two divisions at the Yentai
mines, four divisions on the railway
a little further north of Liao Yang,
one division northward near Hiamea
denz and one division at Sandepu.
Russians estimate the Japanese
forces at the following strength:
General Kurokl, with the imperial
guards and the Second and Twelfth
divisions, a total of thirty-six bat
talions of infantry, nine squadrons of I
cavalry. 108 guns and a separate ar
tillery corps of 108 guns; the guards
reserve brigade, consisting of eight
battalions of infantry, nine squadrons,
of calvary and twenty-four guns, and
the reserve brigade of thirty-two
battalions of infantry and thirty-six
guns, makig the total of Kuroki's}
army, seventy-six battalions of in
fantry, eighteen of cavalry and 276
General Oktt’s army consists of tho
Third. Fourth and Sixth divisions, oi
thirty-six battalions of infantry, nine
squadrons of cavalry, 1"S guns, one
separate cavalry brigade of eight
squadrons, a separate artillery brigade j
of 10S guns, and reserve brigades
comprising twenty-four battalions ol
infantry, nine squadrons of calvary
and twenty-six guns, making the total
strength of Oku's army sixty batta!
ions of infantry, twenty-six squadrons j
of cavalry and 120 guns.
PRESIDENT'S NAME FORGED.
Says He Did Not Write Letter Cred
ited to Him.
BUTTE, Mont.—When Senator
Fairbanks and his party arrived here
they found the republican leaders
much exercised over the publication
in the Miners’ Magazine, published ip
Denver by the Western Federation
of Miners, of what purported to be a
denunciation of labor unions by Presi
dent Roosevelt, and a denial of its
authenticity by the president. The
president’s contradiction was sent to
former Senator Lee Mantle in re
sponse to a telegram of inquiry from !
him and was as follows:
“Your telegram received. The let *
ter you refer to purporting to be ad
dressed by me to Michael Donnelly
and printed in the Miners’ Magazine
of September 22 is, of course, an ab
surd and impudent forgery. I have
written no such letter, nor any letter i
even resembling it, to Mr. Donnelly,
nor any one eise. I have written Mr.
Donnelly requesting to know if he has
received any such letter and request
ing him. if so. to at once lay it before
the district at orney of Chicago to j
find out whether it is possible to dis- j
cover and punish the forgers.
DENVER, Colo.—Secretary W. D.
Haywood of the Western Federation j
of Miners said that the reputed letter
of President Roosevelt to President
Donnelly of the Butchers’ union was
copied from the Wisconsin Toiler
Secretary Haywood said he did not ;
know where the Toiler was published.
NEW YORK PAPER WROTE IT
Alleged Letter cf President to Don
nelly Appeared as an Editorial.
NEW YORK—The letter alleged to j
have been received by Michael Don
nelly, the leader of the meat strike, j
purporting to be one sent by Presi
dent Roosevelt, was copied from an
editorial in the New York Evening !
Post of August 1. The Evening Post
“The letter appeared as an editor
ial in the Evening Post of August 1
and was explicitly stated to be a let
ter which the president “might” ha#9
written with advantage to himself and
the country. In other words, it was
confessedly an imaginary letter, writ
ten for the sake of bringing out cer
tain truths in regard to the meat
The Evening Post also says:
“We had no thought, of course,
of being able to make even a present
able imitation of the president's liter
ary style, and as the article was, at
the time, commented upon and repro
duced somewhat extensively in the
press we never dreamed of its ever
coming to figure as a “campaign for
Asks for Recognition.
WASHINGTON — The American
government has been formally re
quested to extend its recognition to
a new state on this hemisphere, the
same being “the free state of the Cau
nani.” This is a small bit of territory
formally wedged between the border
of French Guiana and Brazil, claimed
by both nations, but decided by an
arbitrator to belong to Brazil. Upon
receiving the appeal from the would
be Independent state. Acting Secre
tary Loomis made an investigation
and secured reports.
No Western Headquarters.
NEW YORK—An apparent settle
ment for the present of the question
of the establishment of western demo
cratic headquarters was announced
at the national committee rooms.
Members of the executive committee
said no such headquarters would be
established and Chairman Taggart
said that letters and telegrams re
ceived made it appear that the estab
lishment of such headquarters Is un
necessary. Mr. Taggart expects to go
1 west and also to visit such other
xcinta as seem necessary.
Only Skirmishes and Reconnolsances
MUKDEN—Many skirmishes and
Xeconnoissances are reported to head
quarters here, but except for these
quiet still prevails. In the fighting
that has been taking place the Rus
sian scouts have almost invariably
shown superiority to the Japanese,
both in riding and figtyting. The Ja
panese movement up the Taiste rivei
appears to be by a comparative small
Beautiful autumn weather continues.
Reinforcements are , rapidly arriv
ing. Over 1.000 convalescents have
returned to duty.
The army is in good working condi
tion. Officers are distributing the re
serves of stores that were brought up
from Liao Yang, as adequate supplies
are now coming in from the north.
Details of the fighting near Inpu,
between Bentsiaputze and the rail
road, on September 6, show that Gen
eral Mistchenko’s scouts, accompanied
by a battery of artillery, attacked a
Japanese position, where there wa3 a
battery of artillery, two squadrons of
cavalry and two companies of infan
try. The Japanese were shelled out
of their position on a hill and suffered
heavy less. As they retired the Rus
sians occupied the hill until nightfall
when they, too, retired under cover ol
darkness, having lost only three men.
The Japanese are sending out large
parties of scouts daily with the object
of checking the Russians’ continuous
The march of General Rennekampf s
Cossacks around the Japanese right1
flank, which was mentioned in these
dispatches on September 26. was a
remarkable performance. Accompa
nied by a battery of artillery, the Cos
sacks covered eighty miles in fifty
four hours. They struck the* enemy
north of Bentsiaputze on September
19, and thence continued south, circ
ling the Japanese right flank and com
ing unexpectedly on the Japanese line
of communications near Benzhu, on
the banks of the Taitse river Septem
ber 22. inflicting considerable dam
age. The Japanese were thrown into
great confusion, but the Cossacks re
tired with a loss of only two killed.
Dr. Matveieff, who was captured by
(he Japanese at Liao Yang, says that
the Japanese are suffering severely
from dysentery and that they begged
his assistance in combating the dis
ease. Japanese officers of the staff
are excellent linguists and many of
(hem speak English and German as
well as some Russian. The Japanese
army is living almost entirely on rice
and preserved foods, but it is com
INSULT AMERICAN CONSULATE
Admiral Sigsbee Exacts Apology frorr
Governor of Carthagena.
COLON—The American consulate
at Carthagena, having been twice re<
cently besmirched with filth. Rear Ad
miral Sigsbee, with his flagship, tho
Newark, was ordered to proceed tc
Carthagena and investigate the cir
cumstanees. The gunboat Newport,
Commander Mem, joined the flagship
on September 16. In a ccmmunica
tion to the governor, Louis Patron.
Admiral Sigsbee says in part:
“I find your expressions of regret
for the acts of indecency on behall
of yourself and your government sat
isfactory. but that they have not been
given sufficient publicity. I suggest
additional precautions to prevent a
recurrence of such incidents and ful
ler publicity of the government's ex
pressions of regret in order to avoid
a friendly visit assuming a more diffi
Governor Patron complied by reit
erating his regrets.
RUSSIANS LEAVING MUKDEN
Date Fixed by Japanese for the
TX)NDOX—There is again today a
noteworthy absence of news from the
far east, accompanied by the activity
usual in such cases of rumors coa*
corning the condition of Port Arthur.
Other correspondents with the Jap
anese army repeat the report con
tained in the report from New
Chwang that the Russian army has
retired to the north of Mukden and
reports from Chinese sources at Har
bin giving October 4 as the date for
a Japanese attack on Mukden.
The Daily Telegraph’s Shanghai cor
respondent gives a vivid account of
the terrible ravages of beriberi among
the Japanese, especially among those
besieging Port Arthur, asserting that
deaths from disease exceed the num
ber of those killed in the fighting. The
correspondent adds that it is rumored
that the Japanese are preparing to
The Daily Telegraph’s correspond
ent at Sir.mintin learns that on an
average lot) railroad trucks per month
are reaching there laden with supplies
for the Russians. Many of these con
signments, the correspondent adds,
are sent by private speculators, in
cluding Americans and Greeks.
Report of Grand Trunk.
LONDON—Charles Wilson Rivers,
presiding at the semi-annual meeting
of the shareholders of the Grand
Trunk railway here, said the abnor
mal working expenses of the first part
of the year were due to the severity
Of the weather and the depression
which existed in the United States,
as well as in Canada. The prospects,
however, were bright, as a bumper
corn harvest in the United States and
a heavy wheat harvest in Canada
prophesied a period of great commer
cial activity in those countries.
Will Not Participate at Portland.
chief of the bureau of insular affaairs,
war department, replying to an in
quiry from W. H. Hills, chairman of
the government board of the Lewis
and Clark exposition as to the parti
cipation by the Philippine govern
ment at the Portland fair, says that,
in view of the great burden caused
by participation in the St. Louis fair
and the money and effort it has cost,
the Philippine government feels con
strained, with much regret, to de
cline participation in the exposition.
SENATOR IS DEAD
GEORGE F. HOAR OF MASSACHU
SETTS PASSES AWAY.
AFTER A PROTRACTED ILLNESS
A Fight for Life That Could Not
Overcome the Inevitable—A Career
That is Bound Up In Half a Cen
tury of the Country’s History.
WORCESTER Mass.—George Fr.s
bie Hoar, senior United States sena
tor from Massachusetts, died at his
home in this city at 1:35 o'clock Fri
day mornring. The end followed a
period of unconsciousness that had
continued since early Tuesday, and
came so gently that only the attend
ing physicians were aware of the
exact moment of the dissolution.
The attending physicians despaired
of the senator's life six weeks ago, but
such was the vitality exhibited by
their distinguished patient that even
they were surprised, and the public
was at times led to cherish faith in
an ultimate recovery. Last Sunday,
however, all hope was abandoned
after a last unsuccessful attempt to
administer medicine and nourishment.
Brief lucid intervals were followed by
longer durations of unconsciousness
until Tuesday morning, when the ven
erable statesman sank into a state of
coma from whicn all efforts to rouse
h.m proved fut_e.
During the last hours there was net
a movement of the body and only a
scarcely perceptible pulse evidenced
ihQ' final struggle. There were present
at the bedside when death came the
senator s son. General Rockwood
Hoar: his daughter, Mary Hoar, and
Dr. Warren R. Gilman, who for weeks
had been in almost constant attend
ance upon the senator.
The career of Senator George Fris
bee Hoar is bound up with fifty years
of the history of the country in the
latter half of the nineteenth century.
For at least forty years Senator Hoar
occupied a central place in the affec
tions of the republican party.
Born in Concord. Mass., seventy
eight years ago, of a family even then
distinguished in the history of Massa
chusetts, his life from the days when
he was famous as one of the ripest
classical scholars ever sent out by
Harvard, was a record of advance
ment from one post of honor to an
Called to the bar of Massachusetts
in 1848, he soon became city solicitor
of Worcester and president of the
trustees of the city library. For seven
teen years he served in the state leg
islature of Massachusetts, an ante
chamber of congress, and having been
sent to the Forty-first, Forty-second.
Forty-third and Forty-fourth con
gresses, in 1877 was chosen United
States senator for Massachusetts, an
office which he occupied for the re
maining twenty-seven years of his
life. Mr. Hoar's determination in his
last years of public life to set principle
before party, his high-minded honesty
of purpose and his power as a de
bater earned the respect of men of all
JAPS BEGIN AN ATTACK.
Give Battle to Russians and Capture
ST. PETERSBURG—News has
been received here from Mukden to
the effect that the Japanese have at
last begun the offensive.
They have captured Ta Pass and
are pressing on General Kuropatkin's
The war office is unable to eonfirm
rhis officially, because Kuropatkin’s
dispatches are following the emperor,
but the Associated Press is informed
by the general staff that all indica
tions point to the news being correct.
It is believed the Russians abandoned
Ta Pass without serious resistance.
Several other passes of the Da
range, eastward of Rentsiaputze,
twenty miles southeast of* Mukden/
are also in the hands of the Japanese.
FIGHT THE DIVORCE EVIL.
Daughters of King Are Called Upon
NEW HAVEN. Conn.—The triennial
convention of the Daughters of the
King in the United States was for
mally opened at St. Paul’s church?
Thursday. The charge to the conven
tion was made by Rt. Rev. Cleveland
Kinlock Nelson, bishop of Georgia.
He asked the Daughters of the King
to direct their earnest work toward
remedying the divorce evil. He said in
“Two hundred thousand divorces a
year means work for women of rever
ence, heart and sympathy. My greatest
trust is in the character of a man,
rather than the legislation of Ameri
can men, to stem the multitudinous
tide rising against the sacredness of
motherhood. Divorce is burning out
the hopes of a beautiful American,
Have An All Winter’s Job.
LONDON—The failure of the latest'
Japanese attempt to drive out the
Port Arthur fleet and reduce the for-,
tress has led, according to a Che Foo
correspondent, to the decision that'
the Japanese must go into winter
quarters, Japanese officers admitting
that General Stoessel is making a su
perb stand. “Accordingly,” the corres-‘
pondent says, “permanent fortifica
tions. affording excellent shelter, are'
being constructed outside of the Rus
sian main line and warm clothing is
being brought up for the troops.
Talks for Good of Farmers.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—At the fourth!
day’s session of the Farmers’ National
congress. Dr. J. L. Snyder, president,
of the Micnigan agricultural college,'
read a paper on “The Education of the j
Farmer.” “The Farmers’ Institute'
System in the United States” was the
topic of Prof. Hamilton, chief of me
division of farmers’ institute of the
department of agriculture. Resolutions
relating to good roads, farmers’ insti
tutes, and several recommendations
to the national department of agricul
ture were introduced.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS i
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA.
Union Pacific officers are making
matters lively for coal thieves at Co
A Gage county hog was sold last
week for $490, a Lincoln man being
Burglars broke into the home of
Henry Markel at Nebraska City and
secured a valuable gold watch and a
small amount of money.
I. Spencer, colored, languishes in
jail at Fremont, waiting results of the
district court for attempting to carve
one Wardell Cash, also colored.
A telegram was received at
Sprague that a John Crow of that J
place had his legs cut off while steal- |
ing a ride on a train in Kansas.
At Kearney William R. Herrick 1
was sentenced by Judge Hostetter to
three years at hard labor for commit
ting burglary at Shelton last January.
Scariet fever was discovered in the
family of Mr. Schroeder, in Pawnee
City. This makes three or four cases j
now and going to school at the same
Ed Seeber. employed by a Grand Is
land pump firm, fell eighteen feet j
from the tower of a windmill, landing |
squarely on the head. He was unin-1
Lee Etting of Grand Island is the |
first foot ball victim for this season
at that point. He received a fracture j
of the leg and will be confined to his
bed for a month.
Stock on the range at Sutherland j
looks very well and will start the
winter in good shape. The grass has !
dried up in such a way as to retain a
goodly amount of nutrition.
The fall session of the district j
court of Hail county was begun with
a light docket. There are four crim- J
inal cases, but it is expected that all i
of the four will plead guilty.
Diphtheria has broken out in Hold- |
rege in a mild form since the schools j
opened. Only one death has resulted. \
however, and but two cases are now !
known, and they have been properly j
A joint sale of thoroughbred Short-1
horn cattle was held at Wayne by A. i
B. Clark and William Lesseman of j
Wayne and County Judge Hart of
Ponca, Forty-four head, mostly I
young cattle, were sold. The aver- ,
age price per head was about $90.
The docket for the next term of
district court of Douglas county,
about to open, carries 1,420 cases, as
compared with 1,435 for the May
term. Of the total number of cases
on the docket. 286 are divorce cases,
or more than one-fifth of them. It is
figured that there is enough work in
this line to more than keep one of
the seven judges busy grinding out
divorces, notwithstanding that many
of the cases are not contested and
the decrees are granted by default.
The following list of delegates has
been announced by Governor Mickey
to represent the state at the meeting
to be held at El Paso, Tex.. Novem
ber 15 to IS: Sam D. Cox, Minatare:
F. V. Meaglev, Lexington; W. H.
Wright, Scotts’ Bluffs; O. W. Sard
ner, Gering; C. H. Meeker. McCook:
J. H. Payne. Omaha; W. H. Fanning.
Crawford; Adna Dobson. Lincoln; E.
F. Seeberger, North Platte; S. E. Sol
omon, Culbertson; Page T. Francis,
Donaker Kid, alias Charlie Ever
etts. waived preliminary hearing in
the county court at North Platte and
was accordingly bound over to the
district court for trial. During the
street fair, which was conducted in
that city a few weeks ago by the Pat
terson-Brainerd company, Donaker
Kid and his pal committed a series of
depredations. The boys, both of
whom were in the neighborhood of 20
years of age, stole a suit of clothes,
afterward hiring a horse and buggy,
which they failed to return.
L. B. Walsworth has sold his farm
northwest of Cambridge to a gentle
man from Missouri for $4,000. Mr.
Walsworth offered this same farm
one year ago for $3,000, which shows
) how real estate is advancing in that
part of the state.
Monday s receipts of sheep, says a
South Omaha correspondent, rather
over-reached the estimate made by
livt stock dealers at the yards. Over
39,000 sheep were received and yard
ed, breaking the record for heavy re
ceipts. November 10, 1903, comes the
closest to the receipts, when 35,000
had were handled.
Thomas Baty sues the South
Omaha stock yards company for
$5,000 for a broken leg. He alleges
that he was employed to take care
of horses, and saddle and deliver
them for the use of the employes of
the company. He avers that on Jan
uary 13 he was thus delivering the
animal used by Superintendent James
L. Paxton, when it had an attack of
blind staggers and fell with him. He
contends that he did not know the
animal was subject to these attacks,
but that the company knew it.
Vaughn Foote, sen of Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Foote, residing near Wood
River, was kicked in the stomach by
a horse and is in a dangerous condi
At Sidney James Connors, aged 24,
pleaded guilty before District Judge
Grimes to grand larceny and was sen
tenced to the penitentiary for eigh
teen months. At Lodge Pole, July 5,
Atolf Engler, while drunk in a saloon,
was relieved of $170 by Conners, who
fled to Sidney, where he was arrested
and the money found in his posses
The Xickolls county fair was a
great success in exhibits and in at
James Buchanan, residing two
miles west of Sutherland, was the
victim of a serious accident. He was
stacking hay at Fred Pierson’s camp
and failed to note that a ioaj was
being hoisted by the stacker in time
to get out of the way. He was struck
'n such a way as to be knocked from
the stack to the ground, a distance of
learly twenty feet. He was very ser
iously Injured, but will eventually re
HABITS OF HESSIAN FLY
What Prof. Bruner, Etomologist, Says
of the Insect.
LINCOLN—Lawrence Bruner, in a
bulletin just issued from the state uni
versity agricultural experiment sta
tion, has given a complete summary
of the habits of the Hessian fly an !
has outlined several remedies for its
extinction. He says in the bulletin:
“Although the Hessian fly has be**:1,
known for a number of years to oc
cur within the state, it has done com
paratively little damage in the past.
During recent years, however, it has
shown more of a tendency toward
multiplying in dangerous number-!.
Especially has this been true in
Southeastern Nebraska, where co -
siderable injury has already resulted.
In order that the wheat growers of
this and adjoining sections may r. c
be taken entirely unawares should the
insect spread and continue to in
crease, the experiment station a
thorities have thought best to dis
tribute this brief circular treating on
“This insect, is a diminutive, dark
colored fly, much smaller than a lit
tle mosquito, to which latter it bears
a general resemblance. Its habit o
laying eggs on young plants of whea
barley and rye renders it a dangero -
farm pest. Especially is this true
it in regions where winter grains are
grown. It may also become a pest a’
times even where spring wheat alone
is raised, but there is little dang, r
that this last will occur.
“The fly appears chiefly durir. :
spring and fall, but a few of the ma
ture insects may be seen throughout
the summer as welt. Here in Ne
braska the spring brood may be
found late in April, during May ar..l
the first part of June. The autumn
flies issue late in August, througuou
September and the first part of Oc
tober—appealing later in spring an 1
earlier in fall northward. The eggs
are deposited both in spring ami fa!!
on the upper side of the leaves and
the young, as soon as hatched, make
their way down the plant to near the
ground, where they lodge beneath the
sheaf of leaves.”
As remedied Prof. Bruner has out
lined the following:
‘Burn the stubble when possible.
This is particularly desirable when
for any purpose shallow plowing is
unavoidable. If the stubble i3 left
long it will burn more easily. Some
farmers are willing to go to the trou
ble of spreading straw from threshing
over the stubble, thus insuring the
burning and at the same time getting
rid of some ‘flaxseeds’ which may
have lodged cn the surface of the
straw pile at the time of threshing.
MANGLED BODY ON BRIDGE
Man at Broken Bow Seemingly
Struck By Train.
BROKEN BOW—The mangled body
of Ned Baker, a young man employed
as a teamster, was found on a small
bridge near the Burlington yards here.
One leg had been severed and was
lying apart from the trunk. He had
apparently been run over by a train,
but the railroad men and train crews
have no knowledge of any accident. *
and his friends are suspicious of foul
play. County Attorney Humphrey is
looking into the case and an inquest
will be held.
Barker, it is claimed, was drinking
and early in the evening said he was
going to join companions in a car I
game under the bridge. These com
panions are not known. Bark r
came from Fairfield, Neb., where h -
has relatives. He leaves a wife and
Preparing Assessors’ Books.
LINCOLN—Members of the Sta
Board of Equalization have prepare '
plans and lodged a requisition With
the State Printing Board for the an
nual supply of assessors’ books under
the law as it now exists. Something
like 2,200 books are needed. Mem
bers of the board declare that their
action in lodging the requisition at
this time is not calculated to give an
impression of confidence in the con
tinuance of the law or an expression
as to its virtues, but rather a pre
cautionary step to procure the neces
sary books in time.
Sugar Factory at Leavitt Opens.
LEAVITT—The sugar factory her"
has commenced operations. The
campaign starts this year earlier than
usual on account of favorable weath
er ripening up the beets. The qual
ity so far has been excellent, running
13 and 16 per cent sugar, with a
purity of 80 to 86 per cent.
Richardson county farmers are mak
ing war on automobiles because of
the fright they give horses.
Killed Under Load of Straw.
KEARNEY—Claude Fester, the 14
vearold son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W.
Fester, living in Buckeye valley, was
instantly killed by the overturning
of a load of straw which he and his
brother, who is two years his senior,
were hauling. The boys were com
ing down a hill with the load when
It slipped forward frightening one of
the horses, which began to kick and
run. The load was overturned,
throwing the boys to the ground and
breaking Claude’s neck. The older
boy was badly bruised.
School Superintendents Reproved.
LINCOLN — State Superintendent
Fowler, in a circular Issued to the
county superintendents, takes occa
sion to reprove careless and negli
gent principals and teachers. He
commends some of them and repri
To Oust Boyd Settlers.
LINCOLN—Suit will soon be start
ed to oust the Boyd county settlers,
the board of educational lands and
funds having so voted at a recent
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