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A WEEK'S HEWS HI
RECORD OF MOST INTERESTING
EVENTS TOLD~ IN BRIEFEST
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
Information Gathered from All Quar
ters of the Civilised World and Pre
pared for the PeruBal of the Busy
The lunacy commission in the Thaw
ease decided to hear the opinion ol
Dr. Allan Me Lane Hamilton, the alien
iat who testified in court that he be
lieved Thaw was insane and unable
to direct his counsel rationally.
San Francisco officials admitted
they feared an attempt would be made
to rescue Abraham Ruef by force
KUsor Biggv’s guards were instructed
in that event to shoot Ruef first and
then attend to the rescuers.
In an effort to enforce demands for
increased wages made by members ot
the 1'nlted Brewery Workers' union,
about 850 brewery w orkers walked out
of the 23 breweries in St. Louis.
State Senator Thomas Connor, the
millionaire mine owner of Joplin. Mo.,
died, aged 52 years, at a sanitarium at
Saa Antonio. Tex., where he had been
for several months.
Fire destroyed the plant of the
Maryland Steel Car Wheel company,
located at South Baltimore, in Anne
Aruadel county, Me. The damage is
estimated at from $60,000 to $100,000.
Fire destroyed the "wet mill” or
grinding department of the Castalia
Portland Cement company at Castalia,
O The loss is $50,000 and 100 men
are temporarily thrown out of work.
An unknown woman jumped to
d**ath over the brink of the American
falls from Prospect park. Niagara
Republican members ot the lennes
see legislature in a joint caucus unani
mously adopted resolutions appealing
to Republicans throughout the nation
to renominate Theodore Roosevelt for
another term as president.
The Nebraska senate passed the
state-wide direct primary bill with
amendments which the house concur
red in. The bill does away with state,
county and city nominating conven
The physicians who are in attend
ance upon Queen Victoria of Spain
have reason to believe that she may
be confined sooner than has been an
ticipated. and it has been recommend
ed that King Alfonso curtail his visit
The secretary of the interior grant
ed the application of L. L. Nunn to
use the waters of Bear and Mud lakes
In Utah for irrigation and power pur
Four white men and 50 natives
were instantly killed and three whites
and 16 natives were injured by the
explosion of two cases of dynamite at
the Dreifontein mine near Johannes
Fire destroyed about 22 residences
and ten business houses in Newberry,
Gov. Campbell signed the bill mak
ing gambling a felony in the state of
Two men were killed and four in
jured by the explosion of a bomb in
Robert E. Edwards, a farmer, was
found dead and robbed on railway
tracks near Springfield, 111.
Fire destroyed the plant of the Mag
nolia Stove works. Memphis, Tenn.
The loss is estimated at $80,000.
James F. Hedden. general superin
tendent of the Tonopah & Goldfield
Railway company, is in jail at Haw
thorne, Nev., for refusing to produce
the books of his company on the or
der of a grand jury.
A report published in Havana by
the Commercio and the Cuba, conser
vative newspapers, that Consul Stein
hardt was to succeed Provisional
Governor Magoon. is denied by both
Mr. Steinhardt and Gov. Magoon.
Passenger train No. 1 on the Choo
taw. Oklahoma & Gulf railroad was
partially derailed near Oklahoma City
and the engineer killed. Seven pas
sengers were hurt.
A. O. Fox of Madison. YVis., has
purchased for a trolley company the
Galena (111.) municipal lighting plant
■vhich it is said has cost so much in
gxcess of what a private plant would
cost that the peopli of Galena have
tired of their bargain.
Maxim Gorky, the Russian writer
is seriously ill in Rome with consume
Safe blowers robbed the Farmers
t and Merchants' National bank of Han
* over. Mich., getting $3,000.
Nebraska legislature passed a bill
permitting a large Increase in the tax
ation of railroad property.
The body of Prokop Plecity, town
cierk of the town of Haugen. Wis.,
was found in his burning office and
residence £y neighbors. He had been
Salvador asked Mexico to intervene
and restore peace between the war
ring Central American Republics.
Jesse F. Welborn has been chosen
by the directors of the Colorado Fuel
and Iron company to succeed the late
Frank J. Hearne as president of that
Cten. Charles Dick, of Ohio, was
elected president of the National
Guard association, which adjourned
to meet next year.
Hugh G. Shaugh, the organizer of the
Brotherhood of Railway Postal Clerks,
was dismissed from the railway mail
The town of Lincoln, N. J„ offered
Upton Sinclair a big house and fertile
land for the burned-out colony of Heli
The plant of the Mennonlte Pub
lishing company at Elkhart, Ind., was
damaged bf Are to the extent of $65,
^ An immense landslip at Steuben
ville, O., buried railway tracks and
broke gas mains.
Rev. Stephen Saler Ortynskyi, of the
Order of St. Basil the Great, has been
appointed bishop for the Catholics of
the Greek Ruthenian rite in the Unit
The situation in Roumania appears
to be quieting down, but. large num
bers of refugees still continue to make
their way out of the troubled districts.
C. H. Klnnaird, manager of the
Crystal Ice company, and William F.
Holley of the Franklin Ice company
of Columbus, O., who were found guil
ty of entering into a conspiracy in
restraint of trade, were each lined
Ex-Representative Janies T. Mc
Cleary of Minnesota was sworn in as
second assistant postmaster-general in
succession to William S. Shallenlierg
Lieut. Gen. Arthur MacArthur has
been relieved of the command
of the Pacific division at his
own request, and will complete the
report on the results of his tour of
inspection in the orient.
French troops occupied the city of
Oudja. Morocco, the Moorish governor
welcoming them in a friendly spirit.
Harry Dolan, outfielder In the Bos
ton National League team, died at
Louisville, Ky., of typhoid fever.
There are now nearly 8.000,000
more people in continental United
States than there were six years ago.
The above estimate is based upon fig
ures compiled by the census bureau
in a special report. The estimated
.population for 1906 was 83,941,510.
There was a panic on the Brussels
bourse and four banks failed. Four
others had to obtain an extension of
time to meet their liabilities.
Executive officials of railroads op
erating in Missouri and Arkansas de
cided to contest the two-cent fare
laws passed in those states.
Twenty-six persons were killed and
about 100 injured when the Southern
Pacific's Sunset express ran into an
open switch near Colton. Ca). The
victims were nearly all Italians.
The Minnesota supreme court up
held the Great Northern railroad in
its contention that it had the right to
issue $60,000,000 of additional stock
which was authorized by the board of
At South McAlester, I. T., seven
prisoners overpowered their guards
and escaped from the United States
jail. One man was recaptured.
Jennie Burch, who killed baby Wil
bur Winship. at Carmel. N. Y., was
found not guilty by reason of insanity
and the court committed her to '.vfat
teawan asylum for criminals.
Fire in South Boston. Va., destroyed
tobacco factories and other buildings,
threatened the destruction of the en
tire town and entailed a loss estimat
ed as high as $1,000,000.
Miss Bertha McNally. 2S years old,
committed suicide at Canton. O., by
taking carbolic acid, on the day set
for her wedding to Emil Knolle a
Pittsburg policeman, who died six
All danger of infection having
passed, the quarantine placed upon
the room in the White House occu
pied by Archie Roosevelt during his
illness from diphtheria was raised.
Gen. Kurokl will represent the Jap
anese army at the Jamestown cele
Fire at Savannah. Mo., destroyed
two stores and damaged a lumber
yard. Loss. 160.000; insurance, $30,
000. Savannah has no fire depart
ment and 300 citizen* fought the
flames with buckets.
A small tornado slightly damaged
the suburbs of Chanute, Kan. No one
A locomotive attached to an ore
train on the Pittsburg, Youngstown &
Ashtabula railroad, a branch of the
Lake Shore line, exploded at Lock
wood, O. Engineer H. E. Watson of
Mahoningtown. Pa., is supposed to
have been blown to pieces.
President Roosevelt has decided to
increase the American delegation to
the coming peac.e conference at The
New York fires in 1906 entailed a
loss of $3,679,691.
"Chick-’ Stahl, a well known ball
player, committed suicide at West
Baden. Ind., by drinking carbolic acid.
The Corbin Banking company of
New York assigned for the benefit of
creditors. Assets, $3,000,000; liabili
Fire in Iroquois, Ontario, destroyed
two hotels, four stores and two dwell
ings, the loss being $100,000.
Five of the seven trustees of the
Foundation for the Promotion of In
dustrial Peace authorized by recent
act of congress to take over and ad
minister the $40,000 Nobel petce
prize awarded to President Roosevelt,
met and effected an organization, with
Chief Justice Fuller as president.
Judge McMahon decided the plant
of the Laporte (Ind.) Water Supply
company belonged to the city of La
William A. Proctor, president of the
Proctor & Gamble company and son
of one of the firm’s founders, died
from a bullet wound, self-inflicted, at
his home in Glendale, a suburb of
1 hirtv sacks of gold, valued at $10.
000, said to have been stolen from the
mines at Rhyolite, Nev., and shipi>ed
into Pueblo, was seized by a United
Richard Mansfield, the actor, is so
ill that he has abandoned his spring
Judge Samuel Ryan, aged 83 years,
the oldest editor in Wisconsin and
one of the oldest members of the Odd
Fellows, died of pneumonia at the
home of his brother, James Ryan, in
The glaze mill of the Austin Pow
der company at Fall Junction, O.,
blew up and two men'.were killed.
Oscar Nyler of Cambridge. 111., com
mitted suicide at Mount Pleasant, ia„
by throwing himself under the
wheels of a train.
Alexander Beaubien, the first white
child born in Chicago, died, aged 85
Frank Brink, who murdered his
sweetheart, Bessie Newton, at Ponca,
Neb., was declared insane and acquit
ted by the jury.
Twenty-four persons were injured,
some seriously, and a two-story build
ing occupied by a flve-cent theater,
was wrecked at Greenfield, Ind., by an
explosion of natural gas used to heat
The Morton Salt block, in Hutchin
son, Kan., the largest in the world,
owned chiefly by Joy Morton and Paul
Morton, former secretary of the 'nary,
was destroyed by flic, the loss being
Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco de
nied the story that he had profited
to the extent of $662,000 from partici
pating In boodling operations, and in
timated that as soon as he was well,
he would sue the papers for libel.
James Henry Smith, of New York,
who inherited over $50,000,000 from hit
uncle, George Smith, died in Kioto,
Japan. He was on his bridal tour.
An explosion in a fireworks factory
on Staten island killed one man and
fatally injured a boy and two girls.
At a meeting of the international
committee of the Young Men's Chris
tian association, it was announced
that'Mrs. Russell Sage ‘ had added
$100,000 to her recent donation ot
$250,000 for the building of a home foi
A. L. Sutton, chief of the bureau of
exploitation of the Jamestown Exposi
tion company, tendered his resignation
at the request of the board of govern
ors upon charges filed by a tourists'
William West, of Montgomery. Ala.,
shot and killed Engineer Fraser and,
finding escape impossible, turned his
pistol on himself, dying a few mo
ments later. West was accused of
stealing a diariond ring from Fraser.
The federal grand jury' at Chicago
began an investigation of the abuse of
the express franking privilege.
John W. Leonard, a Chicago police
man, killed his wife and himself by
San Antonio, Tex., detectives be
lieved young Horace Marvin, the kid
naped boy. was in that city, but he
A proposed advance of coal rates by
the Illinois and Indiana railroads was
averted by the intervention of the in
terstate commerce commission.
President Roosevelt was invited to
; address business men of the middle
| west at Springfield. 111., and to declare
| his policy as to railroads.
The president will speak at the un
veiling of a monument to the Rough
Riders in Arlington National cemetery
Roy Bom-quin, 17 years old, was ar
rested lor trying to blow up a hospital
in Cripple Creek. Col., with dynamite
William McElroy. aged 18 years, was
shot and fatally wounded by a police
man in Philadelphia while resisting ar
rest for stealing bread.
A fire of unknown origin at Eliza
beth City, N. J., resulted in estimated
loss of between $400,000 and $450,000
John A. Meyer, of Milwaukee, a
freshman in the University of Wiscon
sin. who was injured while diving off
the pier at Madison, Wis., into Lake
The Chattman mill at Howard and
Berks streets. Philadelphia, occupied
by a number of textile concerns, was
damaged $100,000 by three fires that
were discovered within a period of 12
Simeon W. West, an aged stock rais
er of Leroy, 111., was robbed In a San
Francisco street car, losing $6,000 in
drafts and $100 in currency.
Sixty thousand tailors in Germany
demanded a wage increase of from 40
to 100 per cent., and are threatened
with a lock-out.
Dynamite exploded at the Southern
railway station in Atlanta. Ga.. killing
two negroes and a white man and hurt
The Wisconsin senate adopted a res
olution to begin balloting for United
States senator April 16.
The British war office has removed
the ban from Chicago meats.
William C. Gilbert, a shoe clerk, was
elected mayor of Danbury. Conn., by a
j majority of 425. He is president of
; the Danbury Republican club.
A violent storm of wind, rain, hail
and lightning passed over Chicago
and northwestern Indiana, causing sev
eral deaths and great damage to prop
Senator Foraker in a public state
ment suggested that Ohioans vote at
the primaries to decide who shall be
their favorite son and presidential
Justice Fitzgerald appointed a com
mission in lunacy to inquire into the
present mental condition of Harry K
Thaw. The men selected are: Mor
gan J. O'Brien, a former justice of
the appellate division of the supreme
court; Peter B. Olney, former district
attorney of New York county and a
law-ver of high legal attainments; Dr.
Leopold Putzel. a practicing physician
and authority on mental disorders.
An estate worth over $20,000,000 was
left by the late Herr von Korn of Ger
many. owner of the Schlessissche Zei
Prof. Belar, of Laibach university,
reports an earthquake shock which
traveled 6,000 miles.
The first distribution by the gen
eral education board of John D. Rock
efeller's $32,000,000 was made as fol
lows: Yale university, $300,000;
Princeton university, $200,000; Bow
doin college, Brunswick, Me., $50,000;
Millsaps college, Jackson, Miss., $25,
Mrs. James R. Hemphill, of Akron.
O., going insane, strangled her daugh
ter and tried to commit suicide.
The Minnesota Title Insurance com
pany of Minneapolis closed its doors
and James D. Shearer was appointed
receiver by State Bank examiner
Several persons were killed and In
jured in a fight at Muskogee between
members of United Socialists and city
and federal officers.
Salt to recover $20,000,000 from the
trustees of the estate of the late Isa
belle E. Schege. widow of Isaac M.
Singer, was begun in New York, by
Paul C. W. Schege. the third husband
of the former Mrs. Singer.
A serious fire broke out in the 600
foot level of the Home Stake Mine,
Lead. S. D.
Capt. A. S. Barnes, in point of serv
ice the oldest railway mail clerk, died
at Elkins, W. Va.
Abraham Ruef of San Francisco
withdrew his writ of error in the fed
eral supreme court apd said he waa
ready for trial on the charge of ex
AttlUa F. Mallory, one of the most
prominent citizens of Pensacola and
a brother of United States Senator
Stephen B. Mallory, was found dead in
Peter Clark shot and fatally wound
ed Mrs. Ollle Hill on an interurban
car near Girard, 111., because she re
pulsed him. Both principals in the
tragedy had been divorced because of
their relations Srith each other.
A FORECASTER THE WEEK
CHICAGO ELECTION TO BE HELD
Michigan to Elect Five State Officials
—Harriman Case Before the Com
New York—Chicago will hold its
municipal election on Tuesday. The
issue between Fred A. Busse, the post
master and republican candidate for
mayor, and Mayor Edward F. Dunne,
democratic candidate for re-election
is complicated by a referendum on the
traction question. The traction ordi
nance, which was recently passed by
the city council over the veto of Mayor
Dunne, provides for the issue of
twenty-year franchises, but stipulates
that the city shall have the right of
purchase on giving notice of such in
tention. The ordinance is to become
effective only after it has been in
dorsed by public referendum. The re
publicans favor the adoption of the or
dinance, while the democrats oppose
such indorsement and advocate asser
tion of the city's rights of eminent do
main, the condemnation of the street
car properties and municipal owner
ship. The campaign has been a heated
Michigan will elect five state officials
on Monday, including two justices of
the supreme court, two regents of the
State university and one member of
the State Board of Education.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion will listen to arguments by coun
sel for E. H. Harriman in Washington
on Monday on the question whether or
not the commission shall appeal to the
j courts to compel Mr. Harriman to
answer certain questions affecting his
management and control of the Pacific
railroads and the Chicago & Alton.
Argument in the case of 'Benjamin
Greene and John N. Gaynor. charged
with conspiracy against the United
j States government, will be heard be
[ fore the ITnited States circuit court of
| aupeals at Ne\v Orleans on Monday.
! Greene and Gaynor are now ;n jail at
King Edward will leave Biarritz
April 5 for Toulon, whence he will
proceed the following day on board the
royal yacht for Cartagena to meet King
Alfonso of Spain. The approaching
meeting between the two monarchs
has created considerable comment
throughout Europe. Every available
Spanish warship will assemble at Car
tagena to meet the British squadron
of seventeen vessels.
GALUSHA A. GROW IS DEAD.
Man Prominent for Over Fifty Years
Dies of Oid Age.
Bingamton. N. Y.—Galusha A. Grow,
i former congressman from Pennsyl
vania, died at his home in Glenwood,
Pa.. Sunday as a result of a general
breakdown attributed to oid age.
Mr. Grow was elected to congress
from the Wilmot district of Pennsyl
vania as the youngest member of that
body in 1851. and after retirement from
public life for nearly forty years he re
entered the house of representatives
as congressman-at-large from Pennsyl
vania fourteen years ago. When he re
tire! four years ago his public service
in the house extended over the longest
period, although not continuous in ser
vice. of any man who eve^ sat in that
HARR1MAN BUYING LANDS.
' Extensive Deep Water Terminals Are
to Be Built at Astoria.
Portland. Ore.—The Oregonian says
that the sale of between 400 and 500
acres of land lying along Young's nay.
near Astoria. Ore., is being closed and
the purchasers are believed to be the
Harriman interests. The price to be
paid is approximately $700,000. It is
understood that the property is for
deep water treminals for the Pacific
Railway and Navigation company.
Death From Pumpkin Pie.
Smoot, Wvo.-—A post mortem ex
amination of the remains of James H.
Bruce has been made, and the result
will be known in a few days. Bruce
died suddenly at his ranch near here
a few days ago after eating a quan
tity of pumpkin pie. It is alleged that
death was due to strychnine poison
ing. Bruce did not have an enenFr in
the world, and the suicide theory is
Woman Killed by Auto.
Noneonta. N. Y.—Mrs. E. S. Love
land. niece of the late Collis P. Hunt
ington and a beneficiary under his
will, was instantly killed Sunday
while operating an automobile. Mrs.
Loveland was thrown from the car
when it plunged over an embankment
and her neck was broken.
J. P. Spends a Million.
Brussels—Ii is currently reported
that. J. Pier pout Morgan of New York,
has acquired for $3,200,000. the unique
collection of Jules Van Den Poreboom,
which comprises furniture, pictures,
arms, brasses, ancient engravings and
After Coal Land Frauders.
Sheridan. W.vo. — Deputy, United
States Marshal Joe I-aFors has sub
peonaed about thirty persons in this
section who have been instructed to
attend the session of the United
States court in Cheyenne on April 2.
Recently a number of secret service
men have been at work in this sec
tion, and it is believed some startling
disclosures are to be made by the
United States authorities. It is not
known whether the cases are in con
nection with coal land frauds or il
legal fencing of the public domain.
Sweeping Change in Law.
Des Moines. Ia.—The pensions of
15,000 of tlte veterans whose accounts
are carried in the Des Moines office
of the service will be affected by the
sweeping new law which goes into
for<?e with the next quarterly paymenL
Stolypin Uses Blue Pencil.
St. Petersburg—Premier Stolypin
has sent a circular to the governors
of provinces ordering them to pro
hibit the printing of news of the
agrarian disorders in Roumania in the
fear that they may spread to Russia.
bryan on Railroad issue.
Public Ownership Declared to Be So
'Boston—H. M. Whitney, a prominent
Massachusetts democrat, Friday night
made public a letter he had just re
ceived from William J. Bryan, dealing
with the railroad question. It follows
| in part:
“I am in favor«of both national and
! state regulation and I also believe that
public ownership is the ultimate solu
tion of the railroad question. In my
discussions I have pointed out that be
cause of the danger of centralization
in ownership by the federal govern
ment of all the lines, 1 prefer a system
in which the federal government will
be confined to the necessary trunk
lines and the ownership of the rest ot
the lines be left to the states.
“As an advocate of regulation of the
strictest sort, I can say to you that
there is no danger whatever that this
regulation will be carried to the point
of preventing a reasonable return on
money invested in the railroads of the
country, and 1 also assure you that
whenever public ownership is adapted
by the-state or by the nation, the
I stockholders may expect to receive a
price at least equal to the value of
the physical properties of the road;
but no such assurance ought to be
necessary because the public has
shown no disposition to reduce rail
road earnings to a point which would :
deny a reasonable return. I have con- i
tended that the present value of the '
railroads should be ascertained by the j
interstate commerce commissions of j
the various states in order that in- i
vestors may know when they are buy- |
ing stock of intrinsic value and when ;
they are being cheated.
“As long as promoters are permit- j
ted to use stock that does not repre- j
j sent real value there must be fluctua- j
tion in the stock market for every dis- ;
closure of bad railroad management !
necessarily affects the value of stocks, j
The stockholders, therefore, who de
sire to purchase for legitimate invest
ment should have as much interest as
the patrons in reducing the railroad
business to an honest basis, but the
railroads thus far have prevented the
passage of a law authorizing the in
terstate commerce commission fixing
the value of the roads.
“I think I can speak for those who
believe in regulation and I know there
is not and never has been danger of
injustice to the owners of the. rail
roads and if I can speak for those who
believe that the ultimate solution of
the railroad question is to be found in
public ownership I can say there is no
disposition to confiscate railroad prop
erty, even if the courts would permit
ILLEGAL FENCING MUST STOP.
Assistant Attorney General to Take
up Campaign in Wyoming.
Washington—Illegal fencing of the
public domain must be stopped. The
interior department has issued this
ultimatum and Secretary Garfield is
taking up the work of Secretary
Hitchcock in the prosecution of every
piece of land illegally fenced belong
ing to the public domain throughout
the United States, and there is to be
no truckling over conditions. Ne
braska is not a marker to the illegal
fencing that has been going on in
Wyoming, where millions of acres
have been set apart by the men own
ing cattle and sheep. There will be
no let up in bringing offenders to jus
Assistant Attorney General Rush
has been ordered to Wyoming to look
after matters relating to the illegal
fencing of public lands, and it is ex
pected in Washington that a number
of very prominent persons will be in
Telegraph Rates Raised.
Chicago—The Western Union Tele
graph company has announced a new
scale of telegraph rates, representing
an increase, in some cases, of 20 per
cent, effective April 1. An order to
this effect was received by the local
offices of the company. The increase
in rates is not tbe same in all in
stances. Between Chicago and New
York tbe day rates have been in
creased 20 per cent. Where 40 cents
has been charged for a message of
ten words between Chicago and New
York it will he raised to 50 cents.
Walked Out on Good Friday.
St. l^ouis—in an efTort to enforce
demands for increased wages made
by members of the United Brewery
Workers' union about 850 brewery
workers walked out of the twenty
three breweries in St. Louis Friday.
3ryan Speaks in Texas.
Austin. Tex. — William Jennings
Bryan spoke in the hall of the bouse
of representatives, at the invitation of
the Texas legislature, discussing na
tional issues. Mr. Bryan spoke at the
University of Texas, confining his re
marks to higher educational matters.
Gambling a Felony in Texas.
Austin. Tex.—Governor Campbell
has signed the bill making gambling
a felony In Texas. The bill provides
a penitentiary sentence for any per
son convicted of gambling.
Higher Wages for Workmen.
New Orl.eans—A drawback to immi
g ration in the south is pointed out by
Immigration Commissioner Frank P.
Sargent, as follows: “There is one
thing the people of the south must
learn in the handling of immigrants
They must pay better wages or the
foreigners will not remain with them.
The south is badly in need of agricul
turists. but it is not possible for the
farmers and planters of the south to
keep laborers at a wage of 90 cents
tc $1 a day when they can secure $2
in the north.”
Philippine Election Call.
New York — The president has
signed the executive order requiring
the Philippine commission to issue the
call required by the law for a general
election of delegates to the first Phil
Picking Peaches Down South.
New Orleans—Ripe peaches, gath
ered months ahead of time, were
picked FriSay in Plaquezhine parish.
Louisiana. The mildest winter in
thirty years was the cause of the
early ripening. #
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES
GATHERED FROM EXCHANGES
AND PRES8 DI8PATCHES.
Miscellaneous Items of Interest Bear
ing Upon Many Subjects of
Columbus will get along with twelve
saloons this year.
The Commercial hotel at Arapahoe
burned, the loss being total.
John Bridges of Otoe county has
been declared guilty of incest.
The city council of Beatrice do
nated $100 to'the firemen's fund.
The river Is doing a great deal of
damage In the -vicinity of Nebraska
The Auburn Telephone company has
been granted a twenty-five year frau
Omaha’s market house will prob
ably be converted into a bath house,
A hastily devised fire guard saved
Red Cloud from damage from fire set
by a train.
Col Winfrey, an auctioneer at Red
Cloud for over twenty years, died sud
denly last week.
The ninety-eighth anniversary of the
birth of Mrs. R. Y. Bruce was cele
brated at Niobrara.
Schools of Red Cloud are over
crowded and room has been sought in
the Baptist church.
Successful revival meetings are be
ing held in the Christian and Metb- j
odist churches at Gibson.
John J. Madden of Seattle was in- j
jured by cars at Table Rock while ;
riding in a car of lumber.
Levid DeHart, a farmer living ten j
miles southeast of Red Cloud, lost his j
house and all its contents by fire.
The golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Enos W. Myers was cele
brated at their home in Table Rock.
Here are some temperatures in Neb
raska taken in March: Lincoln. 91;
Auburn, 94; Falls City. 90; Republican
A stranger at Fremont broke a win
dow in Marshall Bros.’ shop and stole
$20 worth of spoons and jewelry. He j
Mrs. A. B. Miller of Millmore coun- i
ty was badly hurt in a runaway, caused i
by her horse taking fright from an j
The Metropolitan Life Insurance ;
company of Omaha is out $1,080. I
taken from the safe of the institution
during the night.
Alexander Martin, one of Johnson
county’s old settlers and most highly
respected citizens, died at his home
northwest of Tecumseh.
The superintendent of Prospect Hill
cemetery, Omaha, has been bound
over to the district court on the i
charge of desecrating graves.
Mrs. Bancroft of Grand Island was
painfully, and perhaps fatally burned
while disposing of rubbish in her yard.
The skirts of her dress caught fire.
Nicholas Rea of Nebraska City has
been taken to the insane asylum. He
imagines himself in love with two
women and don't know which one to
The labor unions of Fremont peti
tioned the city council not to allow
Chinese. Japanese and Italian labor
on the paving contracts which are to
be let in that city.
Fire supposed to have been started
by tramps caused the loss of twenty
stalls at the Beatrice driving park
and ninety tons of baled hay stored in
the building. The loss on the build
ing w-ill amount to S600 and on the
hay $1,000, fully insured.
Over 500 trees in the village park
at Brainard were badly damaged by
fire that was started from the engine
on the local passenger train on the
Union Pacific railroad. Just how ;
badly the trees are damaged is hard
to determine at the present time.
The recent warm weather, says a
Nebraska City dispatch, has been very
severe on shippers, particularly those
who have been sending hogs to mar
ket. L. A. Hanks, who lives in the
southwestern portion of the county,
lost over 4,000 pounds in one car sent
to Nebraska City, the hogs becoming
overheated in transit. Other shippers
have lost heavily.
The work train and steam shovel
on the Northwestern began operations
in the chalk rock cut one mile west of
Niobrara. This cut is about three
miles in length and requires day and
night watchmen, who make the rounds
before every train. Each spring it
gives trouble by crumbling, some
times great rock slides covering the
track and requiring an extra gang to
open the w-ay.
Minor accidents near Ashland last
week; Arthur Brown, shot in the foot
while handling a 22-calibre revolver;
Joe Bauer, shot ofT two toes by prema--.
tore gun explosion; John Risuy. leg
broken by falling from a horse; Viola
Brendenberg fell and ran lead pencil
through her cheek; Ora Gullum. arm
broken by failing tree; tramp nearly
suffocated by burning Union jail; G
W. Worley, cut artery by falling; j
William Smothers, caught in sein in
Platte river; Boston oylversen,
dragged through barbed wire by a
Charles L. Fowler, postmaster at
Steel City, for the past nine or more
years, has been dismissed on tae
charge of incompetency, shortage in
his accounts and other reasons, says
a Washington dispatch.
Grand Master J. E. Morrison of Neb
raska Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows, was in McCook arranging fcr the
district meeting of Odd Fellows to be
held there, April 29. It is proposed
to interest lodges all over southwest
ern Nebraska in this gathering and
thus stimulate the work of the order
over that section of the state.
At a special election in Tekamah the
proposition to issue bonds in the sum
of $10,000 for the purpose of erecting
an electric lighting plant and $2,500
for an extension of the water system
carried by a heavy majority.
General Manager Walters of the
Northwestern announces that his road
will commence immediately to ballast
100 miles of track between Long Pine
and Chadron at an estimated cost of
$150,000. The ballasting to be used
in this work will be gravel from one
of the Northwestern’s new gravel pits
■west of Long Pipe.
DOCTORS SAVE BRINK’S LIFE.
Murderer Held Insane
Ponca—The trial of Frank Brink,
for the murder of Bessie Newton,
which has been on in the district court
of this county for over a week, came
to an unexpected termiuatiou. Doc
tors Spencer and Lawrence of Sioux
City, la., who were in attendance at
the trial by request of the prosecu
tion. and Doctor Ross, also of Sioux
City, who was called into the case by
the defense, together with Doctors
Davey ani O’Connor of Ponca, made
an examination of the meutal condi
tion of the defendant and unanimously
agreed that he was suffering from
melancholic insanity.. The doctors
from Sioux City, who are specialists
in mental and nervous diseases, testi
fied in answer to a long hypothetical
question which covered the evidence
introduced in the case, that in their
belief he was insane at the time of the
tragedy and unable to distinguish be
tween right and wrong. After the re
port of the medical experts, both sides
rested their case. The jury was in
structed by the judge, and a verdict
of not guilty was rendered.
KENNISCN CASE TO PROCEED.
Murderer of Sam D. Cox Wilt Soon
Know His Fate.
Scotts Bluff—The Kennison cast*,
contrary to expectations, will be tried
at this term and the work of impan
eling the jury is in progress. The
motion for a change of venue was sub
mitted aud overruled by Judge
Grimes. A motion for a continuance
was made and overruled also.
The regular panel of jurors has all
been exhausted and as the question
ing proceeds talesmen are being sum
moned and deputies are out over the!
county remote from the scene of th
killing bringing them in.
The defense is making a very stren
uous fight, hut there is reason to be
lieve that new evidence surrounding
the tragedy itself has been held back
and will for the first time be present
ed on the trial, which will prove the
original theory to be correct.
Cannon Salute for Bride and Groom
Fremont.—McPherson post of the
Grand Army of the Republic gave F.
M. Smith, one of its members, who
was married at Seattle. Wash., last
week, a reception on his return to this
city which was out of the ordinary.
Members of the post marched up to
his residence, taking with them a can
non. and fired a salute in honor of
the occasion. Their arrival was prob
ably not entirely unexpected, for they
were invited into the spacious parlors
and served with refreshments.
Thrown and Kicked by Horse.
Bradshaw—Ray Beishline met with
a severe accident while riding in from
the country to school. As he neared
the play ground of the school house
his horse became frightened at some
boys who were playing and wheeled
quickly, throwing Ray to the ground
and striking him a vicious blow in the
op of the head, which required sev
eral stitch -s to close. He was taken
to a physician's office where the
wound was dressed.
Carnegie Helps College.
Grand Island—The Grand Island
college, the Baptist state institution,
has received from Mr. Carnegie a do
nation of $20,000 for a library building
at the college, conditional upon an en
dowment of an equal amount, one
tenth of the same to be raised an
nually for maintenance and improve
ment. it is likely that the college
authorities will accept the offer and
make an effort to get the necessary
Want Uncle Sam to Own Bridge.
Sioux City—The business men of
South Sioux City, Neb., and farmers
of Dakota county, are behind a*move
ment which has been started in the
Nebraska legislature by Representa
tive Heffernan to induce the United
States government to acquire the com
bination bridge across the Missouri
(river which connects South Sioux City
with Sioux City.
Sale of Fine Stock.
South Omaha—At the stock yards
here there occurred one of the^nost
notable events in the history of fine
stock in the west. It was an auction
sale of fifty-four head of pure bred
Shorthorn cattle from the farms of C.
E Clarke of St. Cloud. Minn. The
consignment sold for $17,605, or an
average of a few cents over $325 per
Bonds Carry at Tekamah.
Tekamah—The special bond elec
tion held here resulted as follows:
llO.bOft.electric light bonds carried by
a majority of 187: $1,250 water exten
sion bonds carried by a majority of
Cashier Crandell Still Missing.
Firth—W. J. Crandel, cashier of the
Firth bank, has not yet been appre
hended. 1* is now known that for
some time before he left he was a per
sistent borrower of money from his
friends, securing not less than $15,000,
giving his personal notes.
Fisher Claim Rejected.
Lincoln—The claims committee has
settled for this session and probably
for all sessions the claims against the
state by reason of the death of one
Goedde of Sioux county, whose land
was supposed to have escheated to
the state because he had no relatives
in this country. The committee re
jected all claims. This report It made
to the house and it went farther and
requested the attorney general to in
stitute disbarment proceedings against
Allen G. Fisher.
Slow in Getting Jury.
Scott’s Bluff—Slow progress Is be
ing made in securing a jury in the:
Kennison trial. Eight out of twenty
two peremptory challenges have been
used and over sixty talesman have al
ready been examined.
Receiver for Firth Bank.
Lincoln — State Bank Examiner
Fred Whittemore has been appoint
ed receiver of the Citizens bank of
Firth, which was closed by the bank
ing board on the report of Bank Ex
aminer E. T. Mickey.
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