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    Loup City Northwestern
Notable Happenings Prepared for the
Perusal of the Busy Man—Sum
mary of the Latest Home and For
eign Notes.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
started on an extensive tour of the
west in the interest of the work of his
Congressman James S. Sherman ar
rived at Utica. N. Y., and was given a
great welcome, with music, fireworks,
parade and speechmasing.
Herbert J. Hapgood, president of
“Hapgoods, Incorporated.” the brain
brokers a» 305 Broadway, New York,
and Ralph L. Kilby. Mr. Hapgood's
private secretary and a director of
Hapgoods. were arrested on charges of
Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Re
mus I is seriously ill at "Snap Bean
Farm,” his home in the suburbs of At
Commander Robert E Peary com
pleted his plans for another attempt
to reach the north pole.
Lieut. Gov. George H. Proutv was
nominated for governor of Vermont
oy the Republican state convention.
William H. Taft cleaned up the busi
ness of his office as secretary of war,
turned over the portfolio to Luke
Wright, and turned his attention to
the presidential campaign.
Bert M. Fernald of Poland. Me.,
was nominated for governor of Maine
by the Republican state convention.
Ferdinand Dudenbefer, formerly a
state tax collector in New Orleans,
was found guilty of embezzling about
$f5G,000 of state funds.
Robert Jardine, ten years old. is ac
cused at Lesueur, Minn., of the delib
erate murder of another child.
Mrs. Philip N. Moore of St. Louis
was elected president of the General
Federation of Women's clubs.
Bishop Henry C. Potter of New
York was reported to be near death.
Steven J. Adams, fire chief of Buda
pest. Hungary, Is serving as a fireman
in New York city to learn American
Robert Ohnmeiss, Jr., cashier or the
Marine Trust company at Atlantic
City, N. J.. was arrested charged with •
a defalcation of $20,500. He made a
confession in which he says that he
played the stock market.
The shah of Persia proclaimed a
general amnesty in order to restore
tranquility at Teheran.
Secretary of State Elihu Root went
to William Muldoon's health institu
tion at White Plains again for a course
of medicine ball throwing, hard walk
ing and riding, cold shower baths and
plain cooking
John W. Gates visited St. Charles,
II*., to say good-by to his mother be
fore leaving for Europe. He bought a
stock farm for $25,000 and gave it to
E. J. Baker.
Ralph A. Aldrich, wanted at Ne
vada, la., on a charge of forging notes
amounting to nearly $12,000, was ar
rested in Springfield, 111., and admitted
he was guilty.
At least 200 miners are believed to
have lost their lives in a fearful disas
ter in the Rikovsky mine at Yusovo,
Russia, caused by an explosion of gas.
A Milwaukee man wbo hanged him
self left a request that his body be
cremated and the ashes given to a
young woman for tooth powder.
Three small children of Mr. and
Mrs. Adams Claus were burned to
death in a fire which destroyed the
family home at Windsor, Col. '
The federal authorities ha've for
bidden the issuance of “passports” to
travelers by the office of the governor
of Ohio.
Mexico •will ask the X'niied States to
punish severely the local authorities
of Del Rio, Tex., and possibly others of
the state under whose authority they
acted, on the grounds that the officers
knowingly failed in their duty by al
lowing persons who partook in the
Das Vacas raid to return to the Texas
side of the river and to bring with
them their wounded.
Justice Bischoff of the New York
supreme court decided that making
ora), individual bets on races was not
against the law.
More than 600 persons were lost by
the upsetting of boats in a storm at
The grand jury at Indianapolis re
turned an indictment against Henrv
V. Marshall, president of the Western
Construction company, charging him
with presenting a false and fraudulent
claim against the city for asphalt
street patching done by his com
Miss Mary Joy Newland of Detroit
was married to Count Limberg of
Mine. Sherstnova. who was confined
in the political prison at Kiev, was
shot and killed by one of the sentinels
who discovered her signaling with a
mirror to some of her co-prisoners.
\\ omen suffragists made a riotous
demonstration at the parliament build
ings in London and some of them
were arrested.
The mobilization of all British war
ships in home waters for the annual
maneuvers brought together 301 ves
sels with 68,000 officers and men.
Denver, Col., was commended by the
board of directors of the National Ed
ucation association as the place for
the next annual convention of the as
Fire in Stamping Ground, Ky„ de
stroyed a hotel and three residences.
Four persons were badly hurt and j
two dwellings wrecked by a “black
hand” bomb at McKeesport, Pa.
An American citizen named Bar
rington has been arrested at San Jose,
Guatemala, as a spy and may be put to
death, according to mail advices re
ceived in San Francisco.
Nine men wrere killed in a collision
between fast trains near Knobnoster,
All the battleships of the Atlantic
squadron assembled in San Francisco i
harbor ready to start on their trip
across the Pacific.
Francis G. Bailey, the president of
the Export Shipping company of New
Jersey, who. together with his brother,
Albert W. Bailey, Charles H. H. My
ers and Capt. Albert Oxley was placed
aboard the Norwegian steamer Ut
stein at Puerto Cortez, Honduras, in
custody of Lieut. P. W. Beery of the
New York police department, made
his escape in a small boat.
The Minnesota Republican conven
tion nominated Jacob F. Jacobson of
Madison for governor and adopted a
platform indorsing the work of the
Chicago convention and pledging the
party in Minnesota to continue the
work of railway regulation.
Count Zeppelin outdistanced all
world records for steerage balloons.
He remained in the air for 12 hours
and traversed the greater '"part of
northern Switzerland, attaining an
average speed throughout of 34 miles
an hour.
Mrs. Frances Thompson, wife of a
Fargo. N. D., school teacher, was
found strangled to death, gagged and
bound hand and foot with a clothes
line, in her apartments in a rooming
house in Chicago.
August Beltzner, aged 65. one of the <
most prominent business men of
Joliet, 111., was killed while resisting
two holdup men in his grocery store.
Wilbur F. Parker, a well-known real
estate man of St. Louis, committed
The Idaho board of pardons com
muted the sentence of Harry Orchard,
who was under sentence to hang for
the murder of former Gov. Frank
Stuenenberg, to imprisonment for life.
One man was killed, three were seri
ously injured aDd a half-dozen were
slightly hurt in a railway collision at
Des Moines, la.
Thomas Hill, a well-known land
scape artist, committed suicide at his
home at the entrance of Yrosemite
Lorenzo Dow Harvey, Ph. D., su
perintendent of public schools and su
perintendent of the Stout Training
school of Menomonie, Wis., was
elected president of the National Ed
ucation association at Cleveland.
Twenty-two starving French sea
men cast away on Antipodes island
were rescued by the British warship
Oliver P. Ensley of Indianapolis,
former county treasurer, was indicted
on a charge of embezzling $22,500.
Waller J. Bartnett of San Francisco
was sentenced to ten years in the pen
itentiary for having hypothecated
bonds and securities to the amount of
$205,000 belonging to the estate of
Ellen M. Colton, of which he was spe
cial administrator.
Mae C. Wood, the Omaha woman
who sued t'nited States Senator
Thomas C. Platt for divorce, was in
dicted by a grand jury in New York
on charges of perjury and forgery.
The 280 employes of the Remington
typewriter works at Ilion, N. Y., re
ceived $14,000 as the semi-annual
bonus distributed by the company to
its employes.
Annie Wilson, nine years old, told
in a New York police court of suc
cessfully committing more than 50
Attacked by a band of 50 insurgents,
government troops at Palomas, Mex
ico, a small town in Chihuahua, killed
one rebel and wounded several oth
ers. The revolutionists fled to the
mountains, pursued by the soldiers.
Mrs. I.ouisiana Hobbs Douglass, one
of the numerous wives of the alleged
Dogus “Lord" Oswald Reginald Doug
lass, was granted an absolute divorce
from “Lord" Douglass at Norfolk,
Two men were killed, and three
badly injured in the collapse of & liv
ery stable in Minneapolis
At Frii'drichshafen Count Zeppelin's
airship stood brilliantly the longest
. and most searching test it has yet un
dergone. It remained in the air for
six hours and three-quarters, attaining
an average speed of 1.4% miles an hour
In order to escape trial on a charge
of being implicated in the robbery and
killing of Frank Frorer, millionaire
banker of Lincoln. 111., William Web
ber of Springfield entered a plea of
guilty to another charge of robbery
and was sentenced to the penitentiary.
George B. McClellan was declared
to have been duly elected mayor of
New York over W. R. Hearst, in 1905,
by Justice Lambert, and by the jus
tice’s orders the jury returned a ver
dict to that effect.
Judges Sanborn, Hook and Adams,
in the United States circuit court at
St. Paul, made an interlocutory de
cree whereby they temporarily sus
pend and enjoin the -enforcement of
the order of the interstate commerce
commission which reduced the charge
of certain railroad companies for the
transfer of live stock from the termini
of their roads in Chicago to the Union
Stock Yards from $2 to $1 per car.
The Swiss Aero club's balloon Cog
nac has succeeded in crossing the
Aips. This feat has often been at
tempted, but never before accom
People Pouring Into Denver by Thousands
from All Quarters
Bands, Marching Clubs, Streamers and Stirring En
thusiasm for Bryan Features that
Characterized the Entire Day.
Denver—The convention throngs
have been pouring into the city by
every train. It has been a noisy, bois
terous Sunday, with bands escorting
arriving delegations through the
streets, with steadily swelling crowds
in the hotel lobbies and with leaders
and delegates button-holing the new
arrivals and holding private confer
ences on candidates and measures.
Most of the leaders and mors' than
half of the delegates are now here and
the tide of humanity which come* to
look on and cheer is now in fill move
ment toward the city. The weather is
almost perfect, warm, but not un
bearable, with a clear sky and a brisk
mountain breeze, just the sort of
weather to bring comfort to a con
vention. Many of the delegates have
emraced the opportunity of a Sunday
lull for a trip to the nearby Rockies,
others have enjoyed the more excit
ing diversion of tournaments where
the broncho busters are presenting a
picture of real western life.
Tonight the crowds are turning to
the splendid auditorium where the
convention will be held. The vast
amphitheater is lighted and open to
the public for the first time for a band
concert and the brilliant scene within
the enclosure hung with flags and
packed to its full capacity suggests the
thronghs which will soon gather for
the convention. A feature of the
evening is the appearance of Charles
A. Towne of New York, one of the
leading vice presidential candidates.
While these outward evidences of ac
tivities have been going on the lead
ers who have been shaping the affairs
of the coming convention have been
holding meetings in the upper cham
bers of the hotels, arranging their
final plans.
The chief interest of the day has
centered in the movement of the al
lies to galvanize the opposition to
Bryan into something like a definite
and formidable movement. But their
best efforts, begun yesterday, have
not been entirely successful. Chief
Murphy of Tammany, on whom the
hopes of the “allies" have been cen
tered. will give on sign committing
his forces against Bryan. He is too
shrewd a politician for that when the
tide seems to be setting toward Bry
an. On the contrary, his lieutenants
are passing the word around today
that New York's vote will be for Bry
an. However, the allied opposition
still contends that the fight will be
continued. The Bryan managers have
at no time shown any nervousness
over the renewed activity of the al
It is Drawn by Former Mayor Dunne
of Chicago.
Denver.—Here is a plank drawn by
former Mayor Dunne of Chicago and
which he will present to the Denver
convention. He says Bryan requests
his membership on the committee of
resolutions. It is believed, therefore,
his plank meets Bryan's approval:
“The right of a court of chancery
where property rights are involved to
intervene and protect the statu quo be
tween litigants is unquestioned, but
no such writ should issue ex-parte,
and without notice, except where it Is
clearly made to appear that irrepar
able injury will result unless the writ
issue immediately and without notice,
and in such case the motion to dis
solve such injunction shall take prece
dence of all other legal husiness in the
court issuing such injunction and
shall be heard and determined before
any other business is considered in
such court. In all cases -where in
junctions are issued, with or without
notice, an ample bond shall be exacted
of complainant sufficient to cover all
damages resulting to defendant from
the issuance of such a writ, including
reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in
moving to dissolve said writ. In all
proceedings for contempt for violation
of an injunction, enjoining the com
mission of any act. which at the com
mon law, or by statute is amed a
Four Hundred Buildings Burn.
Port Ati Prince, Hayti—A serious
f>re broke out here Sunday afternoon
in the vicinity of the palace and sen
ate building. The flames spread
quickly, there bing a high wind, and
scon reached alarming proportions.
Four hundred buildings were burned,
including the court house and the
prison. All of the prisoners, who in
cluded a number of women, we're
taken to other quarters before the
building took fire. Sparks were car
ried to the arsenal, which was also
crime and which is not committed in
the presence of the court, the defend
ant shall be entitled to a jury trial up
on the issue of fact as to whether or
not he has committed such crime, and
thus violated such injunction.
“We favor the passage of a law
amending the chancery practise so as
to secure these results.”
No Banners Displayed and No Note
From Brass Band.
Lincoln, Neb. — William Jennings
Bryan, at Fairview. Sunday received
a personal compliment more flattering
than the gift of official power, a com
pliment unspoken and unpremeditated.
Delegation after delegation advanced
on Fairview. shook hands w-ith the
commoner and went on their way.
Banners they carried, but they were
not flaunted in the sight of men. Pen
nants were numerous, but they were
not unfurled. Uniformed bands accom
panied the travelers, but no instru
ment was heard. Enthusiastic were
the democrats, but not a cheer dis
turbed Lincoln’s peaceful streets.
Street cars packed with optimistis
democrats whirled along avenues
adorned with hundreds of Bryan pic
tures. Not a sound escaped their lips
which was not in keeping with the
W. J. Bryan, is uncompromising in
his religion. He will not talk politics
on Sunday. Visiting delegations
ceased their demonstrations as soon
as they entered the city limits and re
frained from further outcry until Lin
coln was left in the distance. The per
sonality of the great leader seemed to
dominate them.
Injunction Plank Said to Be Only
Radical One Contemplated.
Denver.—Conservatism has been
the prevailing not of the discussion
of the democratic national platform.
This discussion has been indulged in
freely among prospective members of
the resolutions committee and among
leaders of the party generally and Mr.
Bryan has been quoted as being in
harmony with the idea. The one radi
cal plank which seems to be conceded
will go into the document will be the
expression on the subject of injunc
tion as applied in labor disputes. Those
who oppose strong language on this
subject are conceding that their in
fluence will not be potent to prevent
the adoption of a plank which will
plege the party to an amendment of
the law which will make notice of the
issuance of a preliminary injunction
imperative, also that provision will be
made for the hearing of the case be
fore a different judge than the one is
suing the injunction and for a hearing
of the facts in the case before a jury.
Delegation Disregards His Rejection
of Second Place Offer.
Omaha—Notwithstanding the posi
tive assertions of John W. Kern of
Indiana that he will not be a candi
date for vice president under any
consideration, the Indiana delegaton,
150 strong, went through Omaha Sun
day morning enroute to Denver with
the avowed intention ot placing his
name before the convention for the
nomination for the second place on
the ticket.
Orchard's Sentence Commuted.
Boise, Ida.—The state board of par
dons commuted the sentence of Harry
Orchard, -who -was under sentence to
hang next Friday for the murder of
former Governor frank Steunenberg,
to imprisonment for life.
Pickens at Reid Reception.
London—Charles Pickens and fam
ily were guests Saturday of Ambassa
dor Keid at Marlborough House. It
was the annual Fourth of July recep
tion and drew many distinguished
Americans to the London home.
Bishop Potter May Yet Recover.
Cooperstown, N. Y.—With each suc
ceeding hour hope brightens for the
recovery of Bishop Henry Codman
Potter, who is seriously ill here from
a complication of stomach and liver
trouble. His physicians now have
much hope.
Boni’s Boy Sees Grandma.
Paris—The statement given public
ity that Count Boni de Castellane, the
former husband of Mme. Anna Gould,
kidnaped his three children from Ver
sailles is inaccurate.
Friends of Mr. Bryan Have Resolu
tions of Their Own Which They
Wi I Present.
Denver.—Charging that Alton B.
Parker's resolution of tribute to the
memory of the late President Cleve
land is a clever move on the part of
enemies of William Jennings Bryan
to infuse factional feeling into the
democratic national convention,
friends of the Nebraskan determined
to offer a resolution of a character de
signed not to raise controverted poli
tical issues. Through control of the
temporary organization of the conven
tion *ve Bryan following expects to
have its resolution brought to the ah
tention of the delegates immediately
after the speech of the temporary
chairman has been delivered. In that
event the Parker resolution would
have to be offered as a substitute if
submitted at all, and the Bryan men
declare that the New York delegation
would thereby be placed in the atti
tude of attempting under the guise of
eulogizing a great party leader to
create strife and dissension and to
make harmony impossible.
Ah democrats without regard to fac
tional affiliations applaud the sug
gestion coining from New York that
the national convention should em
brace the first opportunity of honoring
Mr. Cleveland, but most of those who
have expressed themselves on the sub
ject are of the opinion that the reso
lutions adopted should not contain
anything over which there could be
the slightest difference of opinion. The
New York resolution, which was made
public Thursday, is denounced by such
Bryan leaders as Mayor James C.
Dahlman of Omaha and Judge M. J.
Wade of Iowa, the member of the na
tional committee from that' state.
They argue that its adoption would be
a direct slap at Bryan and insist that
in giving it out for publication the
New York delegation intended to dis
parage the Nebraska candidate. The
portions of the resolution which par
ticularly aroused the ire of the friends
of Mr. Bryan refer to Mr. Cleveland's
record on the questions of maintain
ing the integrity of the courts and
finance, the paragraph- being as fol
lows :
“He respected the integrity of our
courts and so insisted upon strict en
forcement of the law that every
honest man or interest might be pro
tected and all offenders punished,
without fear or favor.
“He maintained the public credit
and honor, stood Arm as a rock in de
fense of sound principles of finance
and resisted dangerous economic
doctrines and practices left by the
republican party as a heritage of our
Missouri Pacific Special and Express
Trains Chrash at Knobnoster.
Knobnoster, Mo.—The fast Califor
nia special train from St. I.ouis on the
Missouri Pacific railroad collided with
the equally fast St. Louis train from
Kansas City two miles east of here at
5:30 o’clock Thursday morning. Nine
persons were killed, all on the train
from Kansas City, and at least fifty
were injured.
Both engineers reversed their en
gines and jumped. The impact of the
two engines threw both of them off
the tracks. The cars were piled up
on the wreckage, four cars on the St.
Louis train and three cars on the train
from Kansas City leaving the rails
Veteran Journalist Passes Away at
His Home in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati—Murat Halstead, one of
the leaders in American journalism
for over half a century and widely
known as a vigorous editorial and
magazine writer, died at his home In
this city Thursday, in his 79th year.
At his bedside were his wife, his son
Robert and one daughter, Mrs. Ar
thur Stem. Mr. Halstead had been
failing in health for three months and
Wednesday suffered from cerebral
Resolution Will Not Be Read.
Lincoln. Neb.—The resolutions of
respect for Grover Cleveland being
taken to Denver by Judge Parker will
never be read upon the floor of the
convention unless Judge Parker is
stronger in that convention than is
William J. Bryan. That is settled and
agreed upon. The resolutions will be
sent to the committee on resolutions,
which will be instructed to present
“suitable" resolutions. This was
agreed upon by a number of delegates
in the city and Permanet Chairman
Clayton was given his instructions.
Bryan Has 307 Votes.
Lincoln. Neb.—In a table showing
the result of the various democratic
state conventions which will appear in
the Commoner, 707 actually instructed
votes are placed to he credit of W. J.
Bryan with an additional 100 dele
gates who are uninstructed but have
announced a preference for him.
Over Two Hundred Dead.
Yusovo, European Russia—A ter
rible explosion of gs.s occurred in the
Rikovskv mine, in which a very large
number of miners were at work.
His Capacity for Good Rests with the
Cleveland, O.—In general session of
the National educational convention
in this city, aniong the speakers was
Booker T. Washington, who spoke on
the welfare of the negro, saying:
“One-fourth of the physical terri
tory of the United States is comprised
in a territory in which the negro is
depended upon very largely as the
chief laborer. The race in America
now numbers not far from 10,000,000.
Within a few years, perhaps in this
generation, the race will have in
creased to 15,000,000. I repeat that
they are going to remain in this coun
try for all time, and principally in the
southern states. These millions of my
race can be made useless or useful.
They can be made to help or to
hinder. They can be made to become
criminals or lawabiding citizens. They
can be made potent factors in the in
dustry of our country or they can be
come a load of ignorance, dragging
down our civilization. Which shall it
"Some people are fond of asserting
that education as a force to uplift the
negro is a failure. Education has
never been tried among the rank and
file of our people on a scale large
enough to warrant any such judgment.
The great bulk of our people have
scarcely been touched by education.
According to official statistics two
years ago there were 1.400,000 chil
dren of my race of school age who
wepe not even enrolled in the public
schools and a large portion of those
enrolled, especially m the country dis
tricts, were in school only four or f ve
months during the year. Do you know
what it means to the good name and
future security of this country to have
in one part of it a million and a half
of children growing up each year who
are wholly without education? An un
trained horse or dog is useless and
non-effective; how much more is this
true of a human being?
“On the basis of school population,
each child in the northern states had
spent upon his last year for his edu
cation for teaching purposes about five
“On these basis of school popula
tion, each negro child in the south had
spent upon him for teaching purposes
about fifty cents. At this rate it. is im
possible to educate the children of ten
millions of people sufficiently to make
them useful and effective citizens. I
do not complain or criticizs the south,
but I simply state facts. The south
out of its poverty has done well and it
deserves credit for what it has done.
Frank S. Monett Will Champion Inser
tion of Same.
Denver, Colo.—What is regarded as
the very latest indication that Mr.
Bryan does not contemplate changing
his position on the injunction question
to meet the ideas of the conservatives
was brought to town by Frank S. Mo
nett, republican attorney general of
Ohio from 1896 to 1900. Mr. Monett
was in conference with Mr. Bryan at
Lincoln yesterday, as the result of
which he says he will have Mr.
Bryan's indorsement in apperaing her
fore the resolutions committee of the
convention to state the legal and poli
tical reasons why the injunctio nplank
should pledge the democratic party
to amendment of the law in these
three particulars: First, to prevent
the issuing of the writ in industrial
disputes except after notice to defend
ants and full hearing; second, to per
mit trial before a judge other than the
one who issued the writ, and third, to
allow a jury to be summoned in all
cases where the alleged contempt is
committed outside the presence of the
Sees Inside Himself.
Mount Clements. Mich.—Colonel
William F. Tucker, son-in-law of Mrs.
John A. Logan of Chicago, is probably
the only living man who ever saw his
own interior. He submitted to the un
common and perilous operation known
as omerftoplexy. The anaesthetic was
applied locally only and he remained
conscious while surgeons cut him open
and set things to rights therein.
Mulai Hafid Wants Money.
Tangier.—A letter from Mulai Ha
fid. the insurgent sultan of Morocco,
was read in the Mosque here. It
thanks the people for preferring him
to Abd-El-Aziz, whom he describes as
having sold himself to the Christians.
Hafid asks the inhabitants of Tangier
to make him a gift of $100,000.
Buffets Will Be Closed.
Chicago.—On account of the local
option laws in so many counties in
Illinois buffets in nearly all railroad
cars will be closed. An order has been
issued by the Pullman company clos
ing the buffet in the parlor car of the
Alton limited between Chicago and St.
Louis and abandoning entirely the sale
of intoxicating liquors.
Revolution in Paraguay.
Buenos Ayres—It is reported here
that a revolution has broken out in
Treasury Balances.
Washington.—Today's statement of
the treasury balances in the general
fund, exclusive of. the $150,000,000
gold reserve, shows: Available cash
balance, $238,898,000; gold coin and
bullion, $31,937,443; gold certificates,
Real Daughter of Revolution Dies.
Burlington, la.—Mrs. Jane English
S. Smith, a real “daughter of the Re
volution” who resided in Iowa, died
at Lincoln, Neb. She was 9? vears
What is Going on Here and Ther»
That is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska.
Many bridges in Otoe county are out
because of high water.
The Paddock hotel at Beatrice has
been purchased by Mrs. Colby, wife of
Gen. Colby, the consideration beiup
The Red Willow county court had a
narrow escape from fire, which orig
inated in the court room and partially
destroyed the second floor.
The Nebraska state band is plan
ning to hold a large convention oE
bands in Creighton some time in the
near future and expects about six to
ten bands from the state to partici
Little Emma, the two-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hub
bard. who live seventeen miles south
of Rushville, wandered away from
home and her body was found two
hours later in the Niobrara river,
where she had fallen in and drowned.
A man, giving the name Charle3
Murphy, who is a hostler and roust
about with one of the race horses
there, was arrested at Tecumseh on a,
serious charge. Murphy had been
treating little girls during the day and
it is said he attempted to assault the
6-year-old daughter of Hmil Pfeifer.
George McAuliffe, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John McAuliffe, the family home
being near St. Mary, in Johnson
county, attempted suicide. In a fit of
despondency he took a razor and cut
a gash in his throat almost from ear
to ear. It was not deep enough t»
sever the jugular vein. McAuliffe Is
aged about 30 years and has a wife
and child. He had lost his crop in the
flood along the Nemaha river.
Clinton R. Lee of the Lee Broom
and Duster company, Lincoln, sub
mitted an amended proposal for con
vict labor to the state board of pub
lic lands and buildings. He offers to
pay about $2,400 per annum."plus the
cost of light. This is in addition to.
his offer of 50 cents a day for con-,
vict labor. The state board has in
sisted on 75 cents a day. When the
members made this demand Lea
turned the convicts off and they have
been idle ever since.
Farmers who were in Fairburv told.
of the havoc wrought by the storm of
Saturday night in various parts of that
county, in many section the wind
seemed to assume the form of eu
cyclone and great damage was done,
buildings being blown down, and many
movable things carried for consider
able distances before the force of the
wind. J. F. Liasieur says the path of
the storm in his neighborhood was
several rods wide and that everything
in the path of the storm was wrecked.
The qualifying examination for the
Rhodes scholars to be elected for 1910
will be held toward the end of October,
1909, instead of in the month of Jan
uary as heretofore. It is believed
that an examination held in October
will interfere less than one held in
January with the regular work of
American university students, and
that the earlier election will give bet
ter opportunity for the selected schol
ars to direct their work on lines most
advantageous for their course at Ox
The Jenkins mill at Steele City was
compelled to shut down on account of
high water. The shutting down of
this mill closes one of the historical
business enterprises of that section of
Nebraska, which has been identified
with the growth of the country from a
time dating back to the advent of civ
ilization into Nebraska. Jenkins’ mill
was one of the supply stations on tho
old overland trail, and all the early
pioneers who traveled that route in
the search of new homes and for
tunes secured their supplies for the
continuance of the trip at that place.
The mill has been in constant opera
tion from that time until it was closed
down after the recent flood.
The weekly crop report says: The
week averaged, for the state as a
whole, just about normal for tempera
ture, rainfall and cloudiness. The
daily mean temperature was between
70 and 74 degrees in the central and
eastern counties, which is just about
the seasonal average. It was between
60 to 69 degrees in the western coun
ties, which is about three degrees be
low the normal. Monday and Satur
day were generally the warmest days,
with a maximum tempera: tire near 90
degrees. The rainfall was above nor
mal in most of the state. It exceeded
one inch in most of the central and
eastern sections, except in some north
eastern counties, where it was about
one-half an inch.
Mrs. John Lenners, living six irilea
north of Beatrice, gave birth to trip
lets, one boy and two girls. One of
the girl babies died soon after birth,
but the other two are strong and
A telegram received by Dr. S W.
Dodge of Fairbury, stated that his son,
Dr. G. L. Dodge had been accidentally
shot at his home in Basin, Wyo., gnd
was not expected to live. The Fair
bury man started at once for the bed
side of his son, he having been gone
but a few hours when the second tele
gram came stating that his son waa