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j VOLUME XXVI LOUP CITY. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , JANUARY 7, 1909 NUMBER !>
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Cabinet officers are submitting to
President Roosevelt their reports in
auswer to the Aldrich resolution as to
The Secret service and it is considered
pobable the president will have ready
to submit to the appropriation commit
tee of the senate all these reports
■soon afer the re-assembling of con
gress. It is the president’s intention
to act promptly in this matter.
At the request of Senator Brown
ihe library at Madison, Xeb., has been
placed on the list to receive such pub
lications as are available for public
schools and college libraries.
Senator Burkett had a conference
with the War department officials re
garding a bill for enlargement of the
signal corps post at Fort Omaha. The
bill has a good chance of becoming a
It is believed the special session of
congress for revision of the tariff
may be called immediately after the
inauguration of President Taft.
The revenue feature of the tariff bill
Involves more difficult problems than
cither the protective or other phases
of the tariff revision question. It is
claimed by some that the government
has been deprived of millions of dol
lars of revenue during the operation
c; the Dingley tariff because of the
numerous changes made in the bill af
ter it passed the house of representa
tives. .These changes were made
principally in the wording of the bill,
rather than in the rates of duty.
Dr. A, W. Clark, superintendent of
Child Saving Instiute, Omaha, has re
oeived and accepted an invitation from
President Roosevelt to attend a con
ference at the White House January
25 for A discussion of the best methods
for succoring dependent children. Dr.
Clark’s long experience in this field of
philanthropy will enable him to make
a valuable contribution to the discus
•It is -Sow believed that the loss of
life in* tally and Sicily by earthquake
idpari islands, which were reported
sunk in thc'sea with their 28,000 inhab
itants. arsysatv , The earhtquake shock
damage^. a 'if. M&juiildings, but there
was no ie5F »
•Foralcer. hevtjj -Undrawn
p * from the ecnatcT&l field * Ohio.
John Hdrr.. Dale Smith, who is
hecused of murdering v’oliey Mann
iu western Nebraska several months
ago. was arrested at Las Animas, (,'01.
Sf.at.e-widy prohibition laws became
effect tire Jnuary 1st in North Caro
lina. Alabtina and Mississippi.
fU neral Charles n'L Hall. United
States army, retired, a id his party,
v.hictfi included his two daughters,
who*w^re -supposed to have been at
Messina during the earthquake, are
all ^afe ill Naples. A cablegram to
this effect was received.
MidLluri deqjpcrats are beginning
to wear that the result ofreontests in
tlia legislature will seat^-ougu re
pttilicans to elect a senatoi.
Mbrmer State Treasurer Mathves of
■pegnsj^vania, who was convicted of
coaspkacy in connection with state
capital graft, died of pneumonia.
The death list in the earthquake in
southern Italy may reach 150.000 peo
ple, with a loss of thirty-five cities
lu Calabr.a alone. Scenes of indes
cribadk? horror are recorded.
President Roosevelt" las" New
Year's reception at the White House
was a brilliant affair.
Jh The suit of Count Boni de Castel
lane for custody of his children was
settled in favor of their mother, form
erly Miss Anna Gould, of New York.
Daniel Freeman, grst homesteader
of the United States, died at Beatrice,
Dr.-George E. Howard of Nebraska
university contends that divorces are
a good thing.
No Taft clubs will be allowed or
ganization at this time according to a
decision reached by President-elect
Taft and Secretary Hitchcock.
The number of dead In two de
vasted Italian cities reaches 110,000.
Senator Bernier who represented
St. Boniface in the Canadian senate
at Ottawa, is dead.
j. Pierpont Morgan sent $10,000 for
the relief of the earthquake suffer
It is feared that vast treasurers
» have been looted at Messina. The
local branch of the Bank of Italy had
$2,000,000 on deposit there and other
banks had large amounts.
A number of prominent engineers
have been invited to accompany Pres
ident-elect Taft to Panama.
The will of the late Claus Speckles,
the sugar king, which was filed for
7 probate, leaves life interest in the
\ estate to the widow. At her death the
J property is to be divided among three
V of her children.
Troops in Cuba will be withdrawn
on, the , first day of the year.
The county treasurer of Sanborn
county. South Dakota, was held up
' and robbed of $3,000 of the county
All candidates for United Stales
senator in Ohio except Charles P.
Talt are opposed to holding caucus of
r( publican legislator?
■’yaS; -v 1! TiS •:’Vifir*•-*. * v%' f'\ Jr. ■ • >
Eruption of Moi at Etnd. has added
to the terror caused by earthquake in
.An earthquake at Virginia City,
Mont., put the electric light plant out
The foot and mouth disease among
New York cattle is thought to be com
asked shippers to co-operate in main
taining a popular tariff.
President Roosevelt says the family
home is the best place to care for
Mr. Roosevelt is no: opposed to in
creased salary for presidents.
The New York produce and the
New York cotton exchanges will be
the first ones investigated by the
commission appointed by Governor
Hughes to inquire into the conduct of
the New York exchanges.
President Roosevelt has issued a
statement in which he says he can
not now interfere in the matter of the
sentence of the labor leaders because
the case is not through the courts.
Prospects arc good for a resump
tion of friendly relations between the
United States and Venezuela,
dent of the Mutual Reserve Life In
surance company, is dead from inhal
ing gas in his home in New York.
Five members of the Smith family
landed in the hoard of aldermen of
Somerville. Mass., last election day.
James Corrigan, who has been in
financial struggle with John D. Rocke
feller for years, died Saturday, follow
ing an operation for appendicitis.
President Castro knows nothing of
the conditions i:t his home country.
China wants the legation at Wash
ington raised to an embassy.
The president may return to his
first plan of reforming the navy.
The order of Mayor McClellan of
New York closing moving picture
machines was temporarily suspended
by Justice Gaynor of the supreme
Twelve members of the lower house
of congress have gone to Panama to
familiarize themselves with the dig
ging of the big canal.
A new Pompeii lias been unearthed
on the plains of Arizona. It is by far
the most important of the arcliaelolo
gjcal discoveries that have yet been
made in the United States, and prom
ises to enable scientists to throw
some light on the remarkable peoples
who at one time, in a remote antiqui
ty, inhabited the far southwest.
Many arrests have been made of
Pittsburg councilman for grafting
and more are to follow.
The location in this city of staples
of John Paul Jones and Commodore
John Barry, both of whom are herald
ed as the "father*- of (he .te«n?r'
navy-’ by their respective admirers,
will prove a difficult task for the spe
cial commission charged with that
Germany's black, white and red Hag
will fly for several days from a iocal
hotel*, which temporarily fs the home
of the new German ambassador to the
United States, Count Joahenns Hein
rich von Bernstorff. who arrived in
this city from New York last week.
He was accompanied by his v'ife and
daughter and by several servants.
United States consuls in China re
port that imports are largely in
fluenced by, (he fluctuations in the
price of silver.
The resignation of President, New
man of the New York Central is taken
to indicate Harriman has secured con
trol of that system.
Senor Barrios, the Guatemalan min
ister of foreign affairs, who was
seriously injured in an automobile ac
cident near the Virginia end of the
highway bridge, called at. the White
House and will sail for home Decem
The Chinese desire to have their
diplomatic representatives here raised
to the importance of an embassy.
F»**ujdly relations are resumed be
tween the United States and Vene
Presi’ant-elect Taft will spend Only
about a week in Panama.
Ways and means committee is work
ing on maximum and minimum tariff
* schedules and will hold daily sessions
until the new will is finished. Repre
sentative Clayton says the position of
democats must not be one of negation.
“'The bes., way to care for depend
ent, children is the family home,” says
President Roosevelt in a letter made
public calling a conference to be held
in this city on January 23 next for the
discussion of the problem of caring
for dependent children. With approxi
mately 150,000 youngsters coming
within that classification in the
United States the " has awak
ened the interest leaders in
thought throughout the country. The
president sent his letter to* about one
hundred prominent men.
Abraham Ruef, the San Francisco
grafter, was sentenced to fourteen
years in the penitentiary.
Mayor Dahlman of Oamaha an
nounces he will be a candidate for re
Andrew Carnegie believes the joint
stock system wherein the laborer
shares In the profits of the employer is
the solution of the labor problem in
December 28, President. Roosevelt's
youngest daughter, Ethel, made her
formal bow to society.
A State Chapter of the Daughters of
1812 was organized at Omaha.
President-elect Taft will deliver a
message to the whole south at a
! banquet at Atlanta January 15.
Presidc-iit Castro's enemies have
! been invited back io Venezuela by
Acting President Gomez.
T. H. Tibbies forecasts a big fight
| when the Nebraska legislature meets.
Governor and Mrs. Sheldon of Ne
braska entertained the state house
KING ENDS HIS VISIT
RETURNS TO ROME FROM THE
A CONTINUANCE OF SHOCKS
Guards Having Difficulty in Protect
ing Survivors and Treasury
in Ruined Buildings.
Romo.—Having done all that it was
possible to do in the districts laid
waste by the earthquake the king and
queen of Italy are returning to Rome.
They have passed the last four days
among the ruins of Sicily and Cala
bria, the king directing the work of
rescue and relief and the queen min
istering to the injured. There is a
feeling of relief ;n Italy that their
majesties are coming home.
The American ambassador. Lloyd
C. Griscom. has appointed a commit
tee of Americans to which where in
trusted the work of utilizing the
money received front the United
States to the best advantage of the
Both at Messina and Reggio the
guards are having difficulty in pro
tecting the survivors and the vast
treasure iti the ruined buildings from
the bands of thieves that are swarm
ing everywhere. It is reported that
six Russian sailors have been shot by
looters at Messina and that sixteen
criminals have been killed at the
same place within the last twenty
four hours. Six hundred persons en
gaged in pillaging have been arrest
ed. In an engagement at Reggio be
tween the police and bandits two of
the police were killed.
Reports still reach here of the con
tinuance of earth shocks, some suf
ficient to do further great damage.
According to these reports new
shocks yesterday at Peilaro precipi
tated the entire population into the
sea. including both the dead and liv
ing victims of the first quake.
Premier Giolitri received a long
despatch from King Victor Emma
nuel, (iated Messina, saying that he
would leave for Rome. As to the con
ditions in tlic earthquake district, the
“I visited, the Calabria coast, south
of Reggio. I found Pellario literally
destroyed, but Metito seems slightly
damaged. ,, . j
"lr has stopped rai ling. At Messi
na the municipal archives were
burned. Troops are arriving and by
little by )in!r edpr c.; lipt,-, r:'ct"r!:d
and the public services re-established.
“As I have se'm the worst damaged
points and have arranged for the
work of rescue and as the wounded
requiring attention are diminishing
in number. 1 shall leave for Rome.
With me come minister of Marine
Mirabello and ex-minister of Public
“I again recommend to you the
Isolated villages on the Calabrian
Sunday.—The king and queen ar
rived in this city tonight, coming by
motor car from Naples. Their early
arrival was unexpected. .The queen
looked tired and 'depressed, but the
king was energetic as usual.
FLEET REACHES SUEZ.
American Battleships Arrive Two Days
Ahead of Time.
Suez—The United States Atlantic
batlesh:;> lieet. completing two days
ahead of its schedule the next to the
longest run of its world-girdling cruise,
arrived here Sunday morning from Co
lombo. a distance of 3,440 knots, from
which place the fleet sailed on Decem
ber 20. The loss of a seaman from
the battleship Illinois, who fell over
board and was drowned, as previously
reported, was the only accident to niar
the voyage from Colombo. The Illi
nois remained on the scene to search
for the sailor and is a little behind
the fleet. The stately array of battle
shins was an impressive sight. The
weather was splendid and the bay was
crowded with craft, the occupants of
which gave an enthusiastic welcome
to the ships.
Toledo, Ohio—That the annual tour
nament of the United States army, de
paitment of the'great lakes, will be
held in Toledo in June or July was an
nounced by„ General Frederick D.
Grant Sunday. Five thousand troops
will take part.
Deep Waterway Fight.
Springfield, 111.—The deep waterway
project, involving the expenditure of
1:20,000.000, will be one of the most im
portant. matters to come before the
Illinois general assembly, which meets
Hot Fight Ahead.
Sacramento—That United States
Senator George C. Perkins will be re
elected by the California state legis
lature, which convenes next Tuesday,
is considered practically certain by
the members of both houses who have
arrived at the state capital.
FLEET TO AID ITALY.
President Formally Tenders Use of
Battleships to Stricken Nation.
Washington—President Roosevelt an
nounced that he has sent two supply
ships with $300,000 worth of supplies
to Italy, that he will ask congress for
additional aid and that he has offered
the use of the battleship fleet to Italy.
The announcement is made in a tele
gram made public at the White House,
which he sent to Patrick McGowan,
chairman of the American Italian gen
eral relief committee, Xew York city.
FORAKER AND TAFT OUT OF
OHIO SENATORIAL FIGHT.
ACT FOR PARTY HARMONY
Representative Klow Has No Opposi
tion for Seat f'n Upner Branch of
Congress—Statement by Pres
Columbus, O. — Definite announce
ment was made from his head
quarters yesterday ’ that Charles P.
Taft had withdrawn from the sena
torial race “in the interest of party
harmony.” It was also stated that the
Hamilton county delegation, the back
bone of the Taft strength, would be de
livered to Congressman Theodora E.
Burton, thus insuring his election as
the successor of Senator Joseph B.
Foraker Quits Also.
Later in the day Senator Foraker is
sued a statement formally withdraw
ing from the senatorial fight.
Gov. Harris, Gen. Keifer and former
Lieut. Gov. Harding, the minor candi
dates, followed suit promptly, leaving
Burton alone in the field.
This denouement, brought on. it is
said, by President-elect Taft's advice
Theodore E. Burton.
to his brother, makes Congressman
Burton' the assured victor and fore
shadows Senator Dick's defeat for re
• lection it; 1 ! 1 » -> ' ;• eoatcpt two
years lienee between Taft and Foiaker
for Dick's seat.
His Candidacy Misunderstood.
Mr. Taft issued the following state
“My candidacy from the beginning
seems to have been misunderstood. I
have been represented as urging my
own personal ambition at the expense
of Republican harmony and success.
The imputation is unjust, but that is
of no moment now. The cause of it
shall exist no longer. I yield the per
sonal ambition for the accomplishment
of better and more important things.
Stifles Senatorial Ambition.
"I have been a sincere and consist
ent. Republican ail my life. I have
served my party and the people of my
community as a member of the legis
lature of Obio and of the congress of
the United States. It was' my priv
ilege to be one of those who nearly 40
years ago in the general assembly of
this state stood for the authority of
'party judgment as formed in public
sentiment and expressed in party cau
cus, when John Sherman was sent to
the senate of the United States.
OKLAHOMA BANK ROBBED.
Bandits Protect Selves with Bullets
and Barbed Wire.
Muskogee, Okla.—Five robbers dyna
mited the bank at Wellston, Okla., east
of here, early Wednesday, and after ex
changing many shots with the citizens
escaped with $5,000. No one was hurt.
The robbers, heavily armed, rode
into Wellston after midnight. They
erected a barbed wire barricade
around the bank and while some mem
bers of the gang went to work on the
bank safe others stood guard. The
citizens were soon up in arms and a
lively exchange of shots with the rob
bers fallowed. The robbers, however,
were well armed and protected and
for two hours they stood the citizens
oft while their comrades worked on
the bank's vault.
Fourteen Years vor Ruef.
San Francisco.—Abraham Ruef, for
mer iKJlltical boss of San Francisco,
was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in
the slate penitentiady at San Quentin.
Sentence was pronounced by Judge
William P. Law lor, wfyo presided over
Ruefs trial on the charge of bribing
a member of the S hmitz board of su
pervisors in the award of an overhead
trolley franchise to the United Rail
roads. The trial, which ended with a
conviction on December 10, was one
of the most celebrated in the history
of the city.
Ohio Murderer Pardoned.
Columbus.—Gov. Harris issued his
annual New Year’s pardon to Kenneth
A. Blake of Scioto county, who mur
dered a farmer of the name of Rol
ley. Blake had served 15 years and
was an old soldier.
Rich Cattleman Found Murdered.
El Paso, Tex.—Frank Evans, a
wealthy cattleman, was found dead
rear Hachita, New Mexico, Friday
morning. His head had been split
open With an ax. James Kennedy has
THE GREAT CONSERVATOR.
The President Has Invited Canada and Mexico to Join in a Conference
on the Conservation of the Natural Resources of the North American Con
DEATH SAVES FROM PRISON
FORMER TREASURER MATHUES
OF PENNSYLVANIA DiES.
Illness Superinduced by Exposure of
Capitol Graft and His Sentence
Media. Pa.—William L. Mathues,
former state treasurer of Pennsylva
nia, died suddenly late Wednesday at
bis home here, aged 46 years. The
cause of death was given by his physi
cian as pneumonia, but it is generally
believed that this iliuess was superin
duced by Mr. Mathues' tribulations
which were brought upon him by the
Harrisburg capitol graft cases and his
recent sentence of two years in the
penitentiary for his part in the alleged
conspiracy against the state.
For many years William L. Mathues
was recogi’Hed <s one of the political
leaders of Pennsylvania and his. power
in Delaware county politics was su
preme until the expose of the capitol
frauds by his successor as state treas
urer. WilParn H. Berry, also of Dela
ware county. It was then that Mr.
Mathues threw off the mantle of Re
publican county chairman and retired
•temporarily," as he stated, until he
could be vindicated.
In March of the present year Math
ties, former Auditor-General William
P. Snyder, James M. Shumaker, for
mer superintendent of public grounds
and buildings, and furniture contractor
John H. Sanderson were convicted of
conspiracy in defrauding the state out
of $119,308 in a contract for wooden
The same defendants were placed on i
trial later to answer a charge of de
frauding the state in a metal furniture
contract. On this charge they were ac
The four men above named, togeth
er with Architect Joseph M. Hueston,
were to have been placed on trial on
April 5 next, to answer the charge of
fraud in the furnishing of desks for
the new capitol. This case involves an
alleged fraud of $25,577 on a bill of
WRIGHT SMASHES AERO RECORD.
In France Aviator Stays in the Air
Two Hours and Nine Minutes.
Le Mans, France. — Wilbur Wright,
the American aeroplauist, beat all
previous aeroplane records here yes
terday afternoon with a magnifi
cent flight that lasted for two hours
and nine minutes. He covered of
ficially a distance of 73 miles, but as
a matter of fact, counting the wide
2urve8, he made over 90 miles. Mr.
Wright’s feat was the more remark
able because of the intense cold.
After breaking the record Mr.
Wright went aloft again with M. Bar
thou as a passenger.
Le Mans.—Wilbur Wright made an
other long flight Wednesday, remain
ing in the air for one hour, 52 minutes
and 40 seconds and covering a distance
of 60 miles. He was obliged to stop
on account of the intense cold. Both
he and his machine were covered with
Feudists Make Truce and Disband.
Jackson, Kv.—Fearing that the gov
ernor would send troops to Breathitt !
county to preserve order, the Callahan
and Deaton factions Friday agreed to
a truce and disbanded. Both bands
Warner Begins Third Term.
Lansing, Mich.—Chief Justice Blair
of the supreme court FYiday in the ex
ecutive office of the capitol adminis- |
tered the oath of office to the new
state officials, headed by Gov. Fred M. i
Warner, who began his third term as
governor of the state.
Southern Authoress Dies.
New Orleans.—Mary Evelyn Moore !
Davis, a popular southern authoress j
and wife of Maj. Thomas Edward Da
vis, editor of the Picayune, died here
HERMAN JUSTI IS DEAD.
Illinois Coal Operators’ Commissioner
Chicago.—Herman Justi, commis
sioner of the Illinois Coal Operators’
association, and a well-known writer
on labor problems, died suddenly Fri
day of internal hemorrhages at his
home in Highland Park. 111.
Mr. Justi was born in Louisville.
Ky., December IS, 1852. His early life
was spent in the city of his birth
and in Nashville. Ky. He was first
engaged in the hardware business, but
upon his removal to Nashville, becan: ?
the president of a bank. Later he came
to Chicago to live.
For a number of years he has been
the commissioner of the Illinois Coal
Operators' association, and in that ca
pacity had herinstrumental in arbi
trating many labor disputes between
the miners and the operators. He had
written a number of articles or; labor
problems, and was widely known as
an authority on the subject.
FIFTY MINERS ARE ENTOMBED.
Disaster in a Colliery at Lick Branch,
Ennis, VY. Ya.. Dec. 31.—The fatalities
in the Lick branch mine as a result of
the explosion will probably reach 50
dead, according to estimates of the offi
According to a mine foreman there
were 30 men in the mine yesterday,
with little chance of their recovery
The cattse of the explosion is un
known. State Mine Inspectors Phillips.
Warner, Henry and Grady, who were
not far away when the accident oc
curred, immediately came here and
all night directed the work of rescue.
There is no excitement at the mine.
Practically all the women and chil
dren of the victims are bearing their
grief in silence at their homes on the
All the bodies were finally recovered
SHOOTS FORMER SWEETHEART.
Ray Reese of Kansas City, Kan., Then
Kansas City, Kan.—An hour after he
had wished his former sweetheart, now
a bride of less than a week, a "long
life and a happy one," Ray Reese re
turned to her home in Kansas City,
Kan., late Wednesday and shot her
through the breast, after which he
stepped into an adjoining room and
committed suicide by shooting himself
in the head. The woman, Mrs. Clyde
Setzer, 19 years old, is not expected to
Several months ago Reese was en
gaged to the young woman, then Miss
Edna Mecum, but they quarreled and
parted, and on Christmas eve, Decem
ber 24, she married Setzer, and was
living with him in Kansas City, Kan.
Big Fire in Skowhegan, Me.
Skowhegan, Me.—Fire destroyed
two and damaged three business
blocks, and burned five tenement
houses on Water street in the heart of
the town, early Friday. Two of the
houses were dynamited to check the
progress of the flambc, and it was only
after eight hours’ work that the local
department, assisted by apparatus
from Waterville and Fairfield, suc
ceeded in bringing the fire under con
trol. The I0S3 is estimated at about
Masked Highwaymen Caught.
Tulsa, Okla.—The two masked high
waymen who held up 25 men near
Tulsa Thursday night, were, captured
early Friday. The robbers proved to
be Hershai) Wolfe and Charles Hau
baugh, young men of Tulsa.
Dies in His Church Pew..
New York.—Thomas Perkins, 69
years old, a member of the New York
cotton exchange, died suddenly in his
pew in the Frist Presbyterian church.
Brooklyn, after making a speech at
the New Year's services.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious. Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Ex-Senator Millard of Omaha has
purchased a $65,000 residence.
Reports have reached Miller from
the outside that a bank was robbed at
that plate, but. these reports are
wrong. There has been no bank rob
Central City is preparing to make a
strong bid for the proposed Odd Fel
lows home which is to be located
somewhere in the state soon after thtv
first of February.
Over $6,000 has been raised in the
$8,000 fund for the purchase of an
abandoned convent property at Hast
ings for a girls'1 academy, which the
Dominican sisters propose to establish
if the property is deeded to them.
As a result of the wholesale bur
glaries in Fremont, the police are
rounding up “undesirable” citizens,
and deporting them, under penalties
of vagrancy charges upon their being
seen again in the city.
Farmers should all have telephones.
Write to us and learn how to get the
best service for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, 18th
and Douglas streets, Omaha. “Use
Governor Sheldon has commuted,
the sentence of J. D. Adkins of Omaha
from five years to three year-*, six
months and eighteen days, which re
leases him December 31. Adkins was
sentenced for statutory assault. He
is 64 years old.
Prof. George Carrington, county
superintendent of public instruction
of Nemaha county who was a candi
date before the primaries for the
office of state superintendent, has
tendered his resignation, to take
effect on the first of January, and will
move to Lincoln.
While out hunting about one mile
north of Plattsmouth W. D. Messer
smith heard the report of a gun and
soon after saw a large gray wolf,
which oue of the other hunters had
partially filled with shot, jumped the
fence, and make a straight line for
him. "Posy” fired and the wild ani
mal feel dead.
O. W. Brandt, a brakeman on a
southbound Burlington freight, was
killed near the coal chute in the Bur
lington yards at Oakland while coupl
ing cars. The first attempt to couple
the train failed and in adjusting the
couplings for a second attempt In
some way Brandt was caught between
them, the coupling penetrating his
abdc'inen, mangling him terribly.
On complaint filed by Miss Blanche
Udey. Bert Haynes was arrested on
the charge of assault. Both parties
are well known in Neligh. The prelim
inary hearing was held before County
Judge Nelson and when all the evi
dence had been heard, the judge
hound the young man over to the dis
trict court In the sum of $500.
John Innerman. from a ranch south .
of Johnstown, was in Ainsworth to get
some medicine for his horses. He
says there is a disease among the
horses in his neighborhood resembl
ing swamp fever, which is a puzzle
to all. A horse will be walking along
apparently all right, and shortly, the
ears will commence to droop and iu
a few hours the animal is dead.
A nousenreaaer enterea tne nome
of Frank Moore at Miller, betraying
h'.s presence by a light, and was dr**
covered by Moore as he returned
home at a late hour. Citizens sur
rounded the house to prevent escape
and the sheriff was telephoned for.
On his arrival it was discovered that
the thief had outwitted the watchers
and escaped. No booty was secured.
Dr. K Koonz, a well known dentist
of Alliance, was arrested at Bridge
port on a complaint charging him with
assault upon a young woman patient.
The charges are of a most revolting
character. The victim is in a critical
condition. The offense was commit
ted in the dentist’s operating room in
a public rooming house. It is charged
that the young woman was drugged
The state railway commission will
have a general round up with tele
phone officers from all over the state
on January 15, for the purpose of
gathering a lot of miscellaneous in
formation with reference to some of
* the details of the telepBone business,
the service rendered by them, meth
ods of classification of subscribers
and system of accounting.
Secretary of State Junkin has re
celved a letter from the Union Pa
cific railroad regarding that $50,000
fee supposed to be due the state from
the railroad on account, of the adop
tion and amendments to the articles
of incorporation of the road, which
under the law must be filed with the
secretary. The railroad has the mat
ter under consideration and its deot
sion in the matter will be known
City Clerk Bratton and City Attor
ney Button of Hastings, are preparing
a measure for submission to the legis
lature providing for registration of
voters in Hastings and other cities of
from 7,000 to 25,000 population after
the manner of that now provided for
Lincoln and Omaha.
Henry Linenbrink, a young man re
siding west of Callaway, thinks that
he has broken all corn husking
records in the state for this season.
During six continuous days of husk
ing Mr. Linenbrink averaged just 105
bushels per day, or husked 630 bushels.
in the six days
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