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FIGHT AT MUKDEN
JAPANESE MAKE SUCCESSFUL
ATTACK ON RUSSIANS.
ARTILLERY DUEL ON THE LEFT
Firing Lasts All Night and All Day
and Spreads to the South—Chinese
Say Extensive Preparations Are
Making to Turn the Russian Right.
MUKDEN—Fighting began at 10
o’clock in the evening southeast of
Mukden. The Japanese have advanced
to the village of Jendagan. which
they are reported to have captured
after a fight lasting until morning.
There was an artillery fight on the
night of October 26 on the north
shore of the Shakhe river, directly
south of Mukden. The cannonading,
which was heavy, was continued to
day, the Russians attacking the Jap
anese unsuccessfully. The fighting, it
is believed, will continue up to the
walls of Mukden.
The artillery firing on the Russian
left, which began yesterday and last
ed during the night, has spread south.
The weather has again cleared up
and is much better for active opra
tions. The days are warm and sunny,
but the nights are cold and some of
the Russian troops, whose winter
overcoats have not arrived, are suf
fering from the cold.
ATTITUDE OF WAR
This is What is Assumed by English
LONDON—The tone of comparative
moderation and calmness hitherto
shown by the press of London is ob
served to be yielding to one of an
out-spoken bellicose nature. The Daily
Mail editorially speaks of war threat
ening and gives in scare headlines,
“Ultimatum to Russia Expires This
Afternoon,” etc. Without going to
these lengths, nearly all the papers
are discussing the possibilities of war
should the war party in St. Peters
burg be able to influence the emperor
and government into a determination
to shield the officers of the Baltic
squadron. The unofficial explanation of
Admiral Rojcstvensky, telegraphed
from Vigo, is stigmatized by the
Morning Post and other papers as ap
parently that of a lunatic, whose con
tinuance in a position of responsibil
ity is a menace to every vessel that
navigates the sea.
The Daily Telegraph, representing
the government view', says:
“There is no doubt w’hatever of the
government’s seriousness. No re
sponsible ministers would order a
fleet athwart the path of vessels of a
foreign powrer without recognizing the
responsibility of such a grave step;
yet this is what his majesty's govern
ment has done with its eyes wide
An equally bellicose tone character
izes the British correspondent’s dis
WHERE GEN. KOUROPATKIN IS ADVANCING.
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Map showing approximate positions of the two armies near Mukden. Rus
sian forces are shown by unshaded rectangular figures. Japanese posi
| tions are indicated by black rectangular figures. The two stars mark
r the location of Sha, where Russians crossed the Sha river, and of
Bentsiaputze, recaptured by Russians in their advance.
Suspicious movements of the Jap
anese have been observed west of the
railroad. The Chinese say positively
that the Japanese are preparing to
turn the Russian right or break
through a vulnerable point of the
News has just been received here
» that the Japanese assumed the of
fensive on the east front and made
a slight advance.
It is rumored that the Japanese
have taken all the Russian positions
at Erdagou, between Hunsian and
Findapu, on the road from Mukden to
Bentsiaputze. but the report has not
been confirmed and looks improbable.
There was a reconnaissance In force
last night by the Russian western
flank and desultory firing continued
till 2 o’clock a. m. The Japanese were
discovered to be hurriedly fortifying
along the whole line, but this does
lot, on the contrary, preclude the pos
sibility of an attack by them. It is
the general opinion here that serious
events will not develop for some days,
out judging by the hurried manner
tn which the Chinese are settling
their money affairs in Mukden they
are of a different opinion.
The whole army is delighted with
the appointment of General Kuropat
kin as commander-in-chief of the land
forces in the far east. The one idea
among the men is to advance. There
is every indication that when the next
fight comes it will be of a desperate
CALLED ALARMIST REPORTS.
Belief at*St. Petersburg Port Arthur
Will Hold Out.
ST. PETERSBURG—Alarmist re
ports from foreign sources of the al
leged critical situation of the Port
Aruthur garrison and of a renewal of
the Japanese attack on that strong
hold have created considerable popu
lar anxiety over the fate of the for
tress, which, it must be confessed,
had almost been overlooked by the
public the last few days, on account
of the absorbing interest taken in
the North sea complications.
The government simply says that
*.t is without direct advices, though
it realizes that the situation in the
fortress must be growing daily more
difficult. However, it maintains the
firm belief that the garrison will be
. i able to hold out. The statement that
* General Stoessel is scorning all ques
tion of surrender is declared to be
simply what might be expected. He
is regarded as a man who will fight
as long as there is a finger in Port
Arthur to pull a trigger.
Christian Home Manager Dead.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la —Rev. J. O.
Lemen, manager of the Christian home
of this city, died at 3.20 a. m. Wednes
day, at his home, 714 Avenue D, after
two weeks’ illness. Although his
death took place after so brief sick
ness, it was not unexpected. Mr. Le
men has been in declining health for
two years or more, and when the seri
ous character of his malady became
manifest several days ago. grave fears
were felt that his enfeebled system
could not stand the attack. He was
56 years old.
Note on the Hague Meeting.
' WASHINGTON—Acting Secretary
pf State Adee on Tuesday dispatched
| a note looking to a reconvening of
7 .The Hague conference. This is an in
vitation from the president of the
United States to the signatory powers
of the original Hague treaty to come
.together again. The note is directed to
the American ambassadors and minis
ters abroad, with instructions to sound
jthe governments, to which they are
I accredited and to extend President
1 Roosevelt’s invitation in such terms
as they see fit
patches from St. Petersburg, which
openly impute the Russian delay ow
ing to the belief that Great Britain
is determined not to risk war and
express the conviction that the ‘Rus
sian govrnment is determined not to
punish the offending officers.
Madrid dispatches comment severe
ly upon the attempts of the Russians
to defy the Spanish government by
the pretense that their vessels are
damaged and by proceeding to coal
from German vessels, and also Admir
al Rojestvensky’s alleged explanation
tnat the firing on an approaching ves
sel was necessary for the protection of
Lord Rosebery, in sending a check
for $500 for the sufferers, describes
the North sea affair as an “unspeak
The Morning Post’s Copenhagen
correspondent gives a report that the
captain of a British steamer, after
passing the Baltic squadron Friday
evening in the North sea, saw, two
miles away, a two-funneled steamer
in distress, which apparently sank
before he was able to reach her. It is
suggested that the steamer had been
attacked by the Baltic squadron.
CHEERS FOR MRS. GILBERT.
Venerable Actress Appea-s in New
Play at New York.
NEW YORK.—With the audience
on its feet, cheering Mrs. Gilbert and
singing as one chorus “Auld Lang
Syne,” the curtain went down at the
Lyceum theater on the first perfor
mance of “Granny,” the new play
written for Mrs. Gilbert by Clyde
Fitch. In every act the play was fre- \
quently interrupted by cheers and ova
Mrs. Gilbert, on her first entrance,
was almost overcome. The venerable
old lady was so affected that it was
several minutes before she recovered,
sufficiently to go on with her lines. At
the end of the performance Mrs. Gil
bert recited an epilogue written for
her, and this was the signal for the
noisy tribute, the like of which is
“Granny” is the last play in which
Mrs. Gilbert is to appear. It will run
for three weeks, after which Mrs. Gil
bert, who is now 83 years of age, will
retire, having been in the theatrical
profession for sixty years. “Granny”
was written by Mr. Fitch at the re
quest of Mr. Frohman. and was des
ignated as a tribute to Mrs. Gilbert
uopn her retirement. The story is
one of a grandmother jealous of her
grandson that causes much trouble,
but the plot is straightened out in the
end with a love match.
Lieutenant Neglected Duty.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — First
Lieutenant William H. Plummer,
Sixth infantry, U. S. A., whose home
is in Worcester, Mass., and who was
a member of the Thirty-sixth United
States volunteers, a Massachusetts
regiment, during the Spanish-Ameri
can war, has been convicted by court
martial of neglect of duty and other
offenses and sentenced to forfeit $25
of his pay check each month during
the next six months and not to leave
the reservation at Fort Leavenworth
during that time.
Lull In Paraguay Row.
BUENOS AYRES—No news has
been received concerning develop
ments in the Paraguayan revolution,
either in regard to the terms of set
tlement that are being discussed by
the government and the insurgents, or
of lack of funds to actively prosecute
the campaign. At Assunclon the posi
tion is daHy growing worse. Today
the territorial bank of Paraguay sus
pended payments. The amount of the
liabilities la not yet .known, but la
believed to be quite small.
MOVEMENT AT THE FRONT INDI
ONLY SKIRMISHES AT PRESENT
A Decided Engagement Was That at
Buddist Temple Hill—The Third
General Attack en Port Arthur Be
gan Oct. 24.
ST. PETERSBURG—The military
situation has not developed anything
of great importance, although the
fight at the Buddhist Temple hill on
October 27 appears to have been a
decidedly heavy engagement. It prob
ably indicate that final moves on both
sides are now occurring preparatory
to another long and serious battle.
Viceroy Alexfeff is now on the way
to St. Petersburg. The nature of his
reception here is the food for much
speculation. Some of his friends still
cling to the idea that he will be made
chancellor of the empire, with his
residence in the Winter palace, where,
it is said, a suite of apartments has
already been prepared for him. On the
other hand, many declare that his
political career is practically over and
that his reception at St. Petersburg,
while officially cordial, will mark the
end of his political ascendancy. It is
rumored that the viceroyalty of the
Caucasus will be revived for his spec
ial benefit, which would constitute a
complimentary and comfortable sort
General Kourpatkin has telegraphed
as follows, under date of October 29:
“I have received today no dispatch
reporting encounters with the enemy.
During a cavalry reconnaissance yes
terday, after an infantry fight sup
ported by artillery, we occupied the
village of Chiantsanhenan. The en
emy has retired from Sindiapu. On
October 28 our chausseurs, with in
significant losses, retained a village
a kilometer west of Chenlianpu
against a violent Japanese bombard
General Kouropatkfn also records
other outpost affairs, Including the
Russian re-occupation of the village
of Tynsin, a short distance south of
Luidziatung. whence they had been
previously expelled by the Japanese,
who burned the village.
CHE FOO—The third general attack
on Port Arthur began October 24. ac
cording to unimpeachable authority.
On October 26 Japanese shells set fire
to the only smokeless powder maga
zine in Port Arthur. Portions of the
town caught fire and the conflagration
continued the whole day. On October
26 the Japanese captured the Russian
trenches on the slope of Rihlung
mountain, also a fortified position
protecting that fortress. The Japanese
consider the progress of the siege to
be highly satisfactory.
COMPILATION OF INDIAN LAWS.
Two Volumes of 1,200 Pages Each
WASHINGTON—A revised edition
of the compilation of the laws and
treaties relating to Indian affairs,
compiled and edited under direction
of congress by Charles J. Happier,
chief clerk of the United States sen
ate committee on Indian affairs, has
been issued by the government print
ing office. This compilation Is em
braced In two quarto volumes of 1,200
pages each, and contains all treaties
ever made with the Indian tribes and
all laws relating to the various In
dians enacted by congress up to the
present time, together with executive
orders creating reservations, procla
mations, statistics, trust funds, etc.
The revised edition includes the sig
natures to the treaties, many treaties
that were heretofore unobtainable
and other useful information. Each
volume is fully indexed, making re
search easy. The statutes at large
is followed in its makeup. The com
pilation of the Indian treaties and
laws has been recommended for many
years by the secretary of the interior,
commissioner of Indian affairs and
both Indian commissions of congress.
Two Queens Worked for Peace.
COPENHAGEN — The Associated
Press learns that the North sea af
fair caused the deepest anxiety to
King Christian of Denmark, who de
clared that, should an Anglo-Russian
war result, it would be the cause of
his death. The dowager empress of
Russia promised her father, the king,
to use her greatest efforts to prevent
a conflict. It is stated that hundreds
of dispatches were exchanged be
tween the dowager empress and the
queen of Great Britain during the
week just passed.
urops Dead at Political Meeting.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—A Sentinel
special from Baraboo, Wis., says:
Former County Treasurer Archie
Christie dropped dead at the feet of
Governor La Follette on the platform
of the local hall in which the gov
ernor spoke just as lie was about to
grasp the hand of the executive In
congratulation at the conclusion of
Parker Ready for Speaking Trip.
ESOPUS. N. Y.—Judge Alton B.
Parker will start for New York at
noon Monday to begin his speaking
campaign. He spent a quiet Sunday.
He attended church at Kingston, ac
companied by George F. Parker,
chairman of the literary bureau of the
democratic national committee, who
has been a guest at Rosemount since
Friday and who will go to New York
with the Judge Monday. The candi
date has practically completed the
preparation of the speeches he will
make this week.
Wreck on a Southern Road.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Murfrees
boro, Tenn., thirty miles south of
here, Nashville, Chattanooga & St
Louis passenger train No. 2. north
bound, was wrecked at 5:45 Sunday
afternoon. Engineer James Grino
was badly scalded and bruised and
Assistant Express Messenger Frye re
ceived painful bruises. No passen
gers were injured. An open switch
caused the engine to leave the main
track, colliding with freight cars on
a siding. The engine was overturned
and rolled into Lyttle creek.
NOTE TO RUSSIA.
British Government Demands Apology
LONDON—Great Britain has sent a
long and urgent note to the Russian
government, officially detailing the
circumstances of the amazing and un
explained attack by the Russian sec
ond Pacific squadron during the night
of October 21 on British fishing boats
in the North sea. The text of the
note has not been given out, but it
is officially stated from the foreign
office that it contains the significant
announcement that the situation is
one which, in the opinion of his ma
jesty's government, does not brook de
Meanwhile the conservative public
and press are remarkably undemon
strative. As usual the jingo element,
democrats and even some officials go
so far as to say that it may be nec
essary to stop the Pacific fleet pend
ing settlement of the whole affair,
though this extreme measure, it is
believed, will not be necessary. Ev
erywhere there is evidence of the
very positive opinion that this is no
time for the usual diplomatic dilly
dallying; that there must be no de
lay and no limit set by Russia to its
apology or the extent of compensation
for sufferers by what King Edward
himself terms “the unwarrantable ac
tion” of the Baltic squadron com
The king sent the following mes
sage of sympathy to the mayor of
“From Francis Knollys, Bucking
ham Palace, Oct. 24, 1904.—To His
Worship, the Mayor of Hull: The king
commands me to say that he has
heard with profound sorrow of the
unwarrantable action which has been
committed against the North sea fish
ing fleet and asks you to express the
deepest sympathy of the queen and
bi3 majesty with the families of those
who have suffered from this most la
(Francis Knollys, baron of Faver
sham, is the private secretary of King
The deep resentment of the whole
British public, however, is reflected
by the incident at the Victoria sta
tion Monday night on the arrival of
Count Benckendorff from the conti
nent. There is no attempt anywhere
among men of responsibility to mag
nify the occurrence into a deliberate
act of war, but in view of the pres
ent inability to find an explanation
there is being poured upon the heads
of the officers of the squadron a flood
of invective and insinuation, though
incompetence first and thereafter
complete panic is the most generally
accepted explanation. Thus far no of
ficial word has been received from St.
Petersburg as to the attitude of the
The/ fact that it ha<? been decided
dnring the day to prepare a semi-offi
cial note expressing the regret of the
Russian government and its willing
ness to make full reparation so soon
as the responsibility was fixed was
communicated by the 'Associated
Press to Lord Lansdowne and was
the first information on the subject
he had received from St. Petersburg.
RELIEVES TENSION IN PARIS.
Thinks British Coolness is Giving
Way to Excess.
PARIS—The news from London
'late Friday evening that the Anglo
Russian trouble had been put in the
way of settlement by adoption of the
principle of reference to a commttee
of inquiry, in connection with the
lines laid down by The Hague con
ference, has relieved the tension
which has been felt the last few
days. The sentiment of the public
and press in regard to the North sea
incident has undergone a change
since Thursday. It was then in fa
vor of Great Britain. The dominant
note Friday is criticism of Great Brit
ain's precipitancy. The Gaulois re
fers to the “impatient British effer
vescence,” and the Figaro says the
real situation did not warrant the
alarmist British reports.
The Echo de Paris comments sar
castically on the “ultimatums” issued
by the British press and declares
that British dignity and coolness are
giving way to excess.
The view continues to prevail that
Great Britain has right on her side,
but she was likely to lose this posi
tion of vantage by the imperativeness
of her attitude toward Russia. The
tone of the evening papers was much
Yellow Fever in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY—There are six cases
of yellow fever at Texistpe. There are
in all twenty-four patients. The last
patient has left the hospital at Te
hauntepec. Merida reports two new
cases and Santa Cruz four new cases.
Torpedo Boats Put to Sea.
TANGIER—Five Russian torpedo
boat destroyers have put to sea. The
remainder of the fleet has been coal
ing and provisioning all day.
STURGIS, S. D.—Word has been
received here of the disappearance
of James Garrett, a resident of the
Cave Hills country. It seems Garrett
had gone out to place some poison for
wolves. The horse he rode is said to
have come home to the ranch with a
bullet hole through the saddle. This
as led the people of that vicinity to
believe that he has been murdered.
A large number of men have been
scouring the country for the man,
but at last accounts he had not been
found, nor any trace of him.
Japanese Capture a Town.
TOKIO—A press telegram from
General Kuroki's headquarters report*
that on Thursday the Japanese cap
tured Waitaoshan after sharp fight
ing. The attack began at 8 o’clock in
the morning and ended at 4 o’cloek in
the afternoon, the Russians retreat
ing. The Japanese captured two ma
chine guns. The Russian casualties
are estimated at 200, and those of
the Japanese at 170. The Russians
occupied Waitaoshan on the 14th In
stant with eight corps, end began con
A MINE DISASTER
BETWEEN THIRTY AND SIXTY
MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES.
FIRE FOLLOWS THE ERUPTION
Great Timbers and Rocks Thrown
from the Mouth of the Mine—No
Hope of Rescuing Any of the En
TRINIDAD, Colo.—A terrific ex
plosion occurred at mine No. 3 of the
Rocky Mountain Fuel and Iron com
pany at Teroio, forty miles due west
of Trinidad, at 1:30 Friday afternoon
and the number of dead is variously
placed between thirty and sixty men.
The number reported as having gone
into the mine in the morning was
seventeen miners and four company
men. In the afternoon many more
miners are known to have gone into
the mine and the exact number of
dead may never be known, as the
mine is burning and in ail likelihood
the bodies will be cremated.
A large number of mine officials
left here as soon as word of the acci
dent was received. Company doctors
were picked up all along the line, as
well as all other available physicians.
United States Government Stock
Inspector F. J. Foreman was at the
Teroio when the explosion occurred. ,
He returned her last night and gives
the following account of the affair:
“I was standing not more than 300
yards from the mouth of the tunnel
when the explosion occurred. The ex
plosion was preceded by a low rum
bling sound resembling an earth
quake, which made the earth tremble
and startled the whole camp.
“I looked toward the mine and out
of the mouth of the tunnel and the
two air shafts came great volumes of
smoke and dust, which continued for
nearly a minute. Out of the two air
shafts, each of which are seven feet
in diameter, timbers that were fully
two to three feet in diameter were
shot into the air and broken into
splinters. Rocks were thrown over the
camp for a distance of a quarter of a
mile. In fact, it rained rock, broken
timbers and all kinds of debris, for
fully a minute and many people were
injured by being struck with these
“Immediately after the explosion,
which was for all the world like a
volcanic eruption, the wildest excite- 1
ment ensued. Women, men and chil
dren rnshed to the mouth of the tun
nel and women whose husbands were
in the mine had to be brought away
by miners to keep them from being
killed by deadly fumes coming from
the month of the tnnnel.”
The mine works eighty men and it
is believed that sixty men were in
the mine at the time.
News of the explosion brought as
sistance from the adjacent camps and
hundreds of men are trying to get into
the mine. Deadly fumes overcome the
rescuers frequently, but their places
are immediately takn by othrs ready
are immediately taken by others ready
possible that anyone In the mine can
escape death, if they are not all dead
GREAT CROP OF POTATOES.
Yield This Year Estimated at
OMAHA—The Union Pacific has
just issued an agricultural bulletin,
dealing with the potato crop of Ne
braska for 1904. The bulletin shows
that the avreage of Nebraska’s potato
that the average of Nebraska’s potato
yield 5,523,767 bushels. The acreage
this year is estimated at 74,552.
The bulletin adds: "It will be seen
that a material increase has taken
place in the acreage planted to pota
toes. It would seem that Nebraska
can successfully engage in potato
raising for commercial reasons. When
one reflects that the total acreage
this year is about one-third the area
of the smallest county in the state it
is evident that potato raising is very
profitable. The western portions of the
state will produce potatoes in great
abundance if the climatic conditions
prevalent for the last four years con
An estimate by counties of the 1904
yield is then given and the total yield
is estimated at 8,774,245 bushels.
NEBRASKA DAY AT THE: PAWL.
One Thousand Resident*, of State Take
Part in Ceremonies at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS—Headed by Governor
J. H. Mickey 1,000 Nebraskans cele
brated “Nebraska day” at the World’s
fair on Tuesday. The formal cere
monies took place in Festival hall.
Chancellor E?. Benjamin Andrews of
the University of Nebraska offered
the invocation. Addresses were made
by President Francis of the exposi- j
tion. Governor Mickey, Hon. John Lee '
Webster of Omaha and G. W. Wattles
of Omaha, president of the State
World’* Fair commission.
M. S. Phillips Drops Dead.
CHICAGO—While listening to the
pitiful tale of a deserted wife Myron :
S. Phillips, a real estate dealer,
dropped dead Friday in the grand
jury room. He was serving as a mem
ber of the October grand Jury and
had been an attentive listener while
the woman testified. As he rose from
his chair to demand the husband’s
indictment for abandonment, he fell
to the floor unconscious and died
three minutes later. Heart disease
was the cause. Phillips came to Chi
cago in 1892 from Hebron, Neb.
Vatican Sounds the Powers.
ROME!—The Vatican is sounding the
powers on the subject of the admis
sion of its representative at The
Hague conference on the same ground
as the suggested admission of the
South American republics, which were
not represented. The Vatican em
phasized the fact that it was excluded
from the first conference chiefly be
cause of the opposition of the Italian
government, supported by Great Brit
ain, which asked in exchange Italy’s
support for the exclusion of repre
sentatives of the Boers.
| NEBRASKA STATE NEWS
I RAILROAD AGENT MURDERED.
Evidently Had Killed One Of Hi® As
sailants Before Expiring.
NEBRASKA CITY—About 3 o'clock
In the afternoon a telephone message
reached Nebraska City that S. M.
Sells, Burlington agent at Nebraska
City Junction, about five miles across
the river, had been found murdered.
The agent’s body was found by a
farmer, who was driving home from
the Junction store. He at once dfov^
back to the station and gave the
alarm. Men at the store immediately
ran up the track and found the body
of the agent and that or a tramp lying
near each other, both dead. The
agent’s revolver, with two empty
chambers, was lying near his body.
He was shot through the temple and
the tramp in the right eye. Two
tramps had slept the night before in
a barn near the Junction store. Ne
braska City Junction is composed of
only a store, depot, elevator and two
or three houses and tramps are quite
numerous around there, and the agent
has been very active in driving them
away. In the morning there were
three tramps noticed hanging around
the elevator and about 3 o’clock in
the afternoon the agent went up the
road to the elevator and then presum
ably walked over to the track, intend
ing to return that way to the depot.
Two of the tramps were sitting near
the track, and while no one witnessed
the shooting, it is thought they at
tacked the agent, and he shot the one
and was then killed by the other, who
In the evening word was received
that the second tramp had been
caught near Percival. Ia„ and that he
claimed that when the agent realized
he had killed the other tramp he ex
“My God. I did not mean to kill
you,” and then shot himself in the
SUE FOR SUGAR BOUNTY.
Oxford Company File Briefs in the
LINCOLN—Attorneys for the Ox
aard Sugar Beet company and the
Norfolk Sugar Beet company filed
briefs in the supreme court in the
suit against the state for a total of
$46,262. claimed to be due because of
the law that authorized the state to
pay a bounty to the manufacturers of
sugar made from the sugar beet. The
last legislature granted the companies
permission to sue the state and suit
was begun in the Lancaster county
district court. Atorney General Prout
filed a demurrer which was sustained
and the cases filed is an appeal from
the decision of the lower court. The
attorney general holds that tue legis
lature had no right to authorize the
payment of a bounty for a private en
terprise and as a second defense that
the bill had two subjects.
Company to Comply With Law.
The Continental Investment com
pany of Chicago, which has an office
in Omaha, has notified the state bank
ing board that it will not attempt to
do any business in Nebraska until the
state banking board has given it the
proper authority. Some days ago Sec
retary Royse got hold of a prospectus
of the company and straightway signi
fied his intention to put a stop to it
doing business here until a few rules
and regulations were conformed to.
Retired Farmer Kills Himself.
FREMONT—L. H. Tank, a retired
farmer, living at 218 North D street,
shot himself in the neck and died
soon after from the effects of the
wound. He had been in poor health
and for some time very despondent.
Ranch Foreman Commits Suicide.
ANSLL.Y—Manager Campbell of the
large Adams ranch on the bouth Loup
river, southwest of Ansley, committed
suiciue. The owner of tne ranch
came from Chicago Sunday for the
purpose of checking up the accounts
and personal property belonging to
tne ranch. It is reported that the
ranch, consisting of 5,300 acres of
hill pasture land, of which 50 acres
is seeded to alfalfa, was sold for
$56,000, and the personal property will
sell for $25,000, subject to inventory.
Iowa and Illinois parties are buying
Builds New Round House.
NORFOLK—After a year of open
dr for their locomotives in this city,
caused by the destruction of their
roundhouse here in last fall’s blaze,
the Union Pacific railroad company
has determined to rebuild tbe struc
ture and to once more house their
engines from the elemnts. The com
pany has just established, also, in
Norfolk, a commercial agency, the
first outside of Omaha and Lincoln.
Plattsmouth Exhibit at St. Louis.
reports have come to the city regard
ing Plattsmouth's school exhibit at
St. Louis. I^ast week the local schools
were awarded a bronze gold medal
for the collective exhibit. This is sec
ond only to Omaha, la grade work
alone Lincoln and Beatrice make a
better showing, but considering the
exhibit as a whole, PTattsmuoth was
second. This is not only gratifying to
the teachers and superintendent, but
fills each pupil’s heart with worthy
New Corn on Market.
BEAT ill CE—New corn has made
its appearance on the market. Wil
liam Spellman, a grain buyer of this
city, purchased 1,000 bushels, for
which he paid 40 cents per bushel. The
corn is of excellent quality and will
grade No. 2.
Father Fatally Shoots His Son.
NEBRASKA CITY—John B. Boese,
a well known German farmer living
oae mile sonth of the city, fatally shot
his son Joseph, a young man about
25 years of age, during a quarrel.
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA.
A new elevator is about to compete
for business at Adams.
Tecumseh’s new $16,000 school
house is nearing completion.
Cedar Rapids has experienced a
great building boom this season.
The York Commercial club is mov
ing in the matter of getting a new
C. F. Pettigrew, a Chicago con
tractor, is to- put in a gas plant at Co
There was a good attendance from
Nebraska at the exposition on Ne
Johnson county is shipping potatoes
by the carload to Kansas and Mis
souri points. ,
Joaehin Miller, six miles north of
Utica, blew the ton of his head off
with a shotgun. No cause is given
for the act.
At Hardy, Mattie Forsha fell from a
footbridge into the Republican river,
but was rescued as she came up the
Nebraska dentists are not well
pleased with the present dental laws,
and will be before the next legisla
ture for relief.
At York Charles and William Marke
were arraigned before Judge Taylor
and held in bonds of $1,000 each ©a
a charge of kidnaping.
Charley Smolinski. a Polish lad.
while fishing in McPherson’s lake east
of Columbus, caught a turtle whicb
weighed nearly thirty pounds.
The city council of Wymore has
granted a franchise to the Gage Coun
ty Independent Telephone company
and work on its lines will be com
The new mill which has been built
in Ithaca by the Ithaca Milling com
pany, with a capacity of 100 barrels
per day, commenced grinding wheat
After a successful pastorate of
seven years. Rev. F. E. Janes of Fre
mont, pastor of the Christian church,
has tendered his resignation, to take
effect next month.
The new wagon bridge across the
Platte river at Schuyler has been
nearly enough completed that teams
are crossing daily from Butler county
in great numbers.
Stanley M. Rosewater of Omaha
won out in a competition with over
150 students for one of the two va
cant places on the Unitrsity of Mich
igan Gree ane Mandolin clubs.
The Fremont Concrete and Artific
ial Stone company filed articles of in
corporation. Richard Whitfield. F.
McGiverin, Conrad Hollenbeck and A.
E. Littlechild are the incorporators.
A. S. Gregaret, who is looking after
the sugar beet crop near Ames, says
he has sixty-five acres still in the
ground, the gathering of which is de
layed on account of the heavy weath
At Lincoln, Louis Folts Is dead anri
his bride of three months is under
the care of physicians from the ef
fects of inhaling gas that escaped
from an instantaneous heater in their
The work of excavation for the new
Burlington depot at Crete has been
begun. Since the burning of the old
depot last spring a small wooden
shanty has done service jts a pas
The new chnrch edifice of the Unit
ed Evangelical denomination at Hast
ings was dedicated last Sunday at
three services. The new chnrch is a
wooden structure erected at a cost of
$7,000 and has a seating capacity ol
Farmers who desire the privileges
of a winter institute can get full par
ticulars by writing to Prof. T. L. Lyon
of Lincoln. The farmers’ institute is
supported by the state and is under
control of the regents of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
Bert Egge, the 17-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Egge of Tecum
seh, has disappeared and his parents
are alarmed at his absence. The
young man was employed on a farm
east of Tecumseh.
County Attorney J. H. Linderman of
Dawson county secured a requisition
for the return of Leonard E. Morton,
who is under arrest at Loveland. Colo.
Morton is accused of getting money
under false pretenses.
Extensive improvements have been
completed about the Hastings asylum
this summer, the greater part of the
work having been done by the in
mates. Numerous new walks and:
drives have been made'.
Mrs. Catherine Ziska, formerly of
Wilbur, imagined that she was tor
mented by demons and tried to com
mit suicide in the county jail at Lin
coln. A prisoner gave the alarm and
the woman was rescued.
The owners of bottom land on the
Little Nemaha river, between Anburn
and Nemaha City, have organized a
mutual company for the purpose of
straightening the Little Nemaha river
and cleaning and dredging the same
to prevent the overflow.
The Farmers' State bank of Ans
ley has been incorporated with a cap
ital of $25,000, of which $7,500 Is paid
up. The Incorporators are Walton E.
Newcomb and C. O. Rltchmeyer.
Judge Basil S. Ramsey of Platts
raouth has been selected as vice presi
dent for Nebraska of an association
to be known as the Ramsey Family
Association of the United States. The
object of the association is to collect
all data available, both in America
and Europe, pertaining to the gene
alogy of the family, whether the name
Is spelled “Ramsey” or “Ramsaey.”
Having brutally beaten his wife and
imprisoned her, Charles Steinberg of
Norfolk, angered at her escape, at
tempted to kill himself and two vis
itors, John Bossard and Charles Stout,
in his home near Oakdale. Bossard
was shot in the shoulder.
Treasurer Mortensen and Attorney
General Prout returned from Hast
ings, where they went to look ah some
land which the state board of public
lands and buildings contemplates buy
lug for the Hastings asylum. It ia
probable the board will purchase 100
acres, making g total ot 322 acres.
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