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    fLoup City Northwestern
votnu wix._loupcity. Nebraska,Thursday, july 20, urn. ~ number :rr.
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b i- ra tuna that 'be special
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* w about August T TV « ana
rwtKPtt? WMMW* wfll be Uai
meeifi tor J-jif. S3.
• • •
%i «r»-ret < oajddeiath>u of
t. . y >s*te Vicbriku* cl
■ -~*ka 'jest' JUterney ileoetml Wleher
■kajE de-UW-delr permitMd the MSC
e of -u.r'»rLm» to run against w.ta
-he ’-tub syndicate. *bo detrnnd
-4 •: **»**■ rnsmnt through ;er.«r.T
ibe e Teat of the hoo*e
t_ > - a jadrU'r £* U whitzion
c*-d s«> report !»-.•••; biy a
- 4# >t ijatry
• • •
> * -r . *! iejcglaa* »r-'re»iac
"ft*- jw .a Ur Hareer \V. W:le>.
be pin re food cngstl at the aepart
tess* uf ,>r- ihsna. ud ur* os Prtti
-bt T »'* ii«» •.must care!ally
&•> - -e tnud* u*~ art fern by she
- e ■ -...-(I i-tf h* wfsrtr.i!!.
ue Mi-jc -i by Attorney <;»aeral
isr-Him:. are poariag tel t the
u i ,»• sgiiosf 'c-ijirur. > Sen
ate: !j» t*. lietfe ta tht raised States
. r»- * wed. art by an. lie a dr iis
f ten* ton of tewHwi Tatt as ttaspsr
2 •<-rtt» and Seriated that ’be ccu
<-*t ei was the -figt: t-rtnaea
- • pffnin people utf confederated
*r-* e«e “
• # •
r:-» l*rf»eea of Hftcm* sure ’bo
enarr lamsttgmmg commits *a hi*
• 'te t fmumstaaret ieausng
p to -be ejection * Senate*-Larmier,
ie ftetly ectstradleted aaerrtsc-tis made
T hid»U‘ : iiiaee In '<ee the comral
i* *• garb fig roe drpboae coaierea
- j® morning of M?.y 2«. 1V0*.
a »:.ri tae Chicago told
• I-- > •-*•-; message from President
• • •
r .Uri-f W. Wiley, pure food eg
- •* t.*f ot Use ln.r«eu of ih« mittry
•t dm-.ingtsft r.a* beet ct rdemwod
• u ■ mu-: fee oa per*;oiiet of the
■ epsr at agriruiture. trith a
eua&tyiuika to PreCdest Taft .hat
“be permitted to resign.'’ It is
nurse2 -tat Doctor Wiley permitted
a nexnugsment to be made rrfth Dr.
H. EL Rushy, a recognised pharma
«gns.»* at Colombia university, for
impeetatioe it eicev* of that a'tos eel
by It*.
• or Halier'* free list amend
'-ent to 16* ■ aoadlan reciprocity bill
•a* defeated la the Catted State*
p>«* by » -*rg* iujvnt) So evt
eet m the margin again*' it that
•■"saT jt rsaLey did Bo! ask for a roll
• • •
-•-* "-it her busbard 1* brin*
. tnwd by Indian myrtle*, who desire
a* : -r# at a marretoosly hideous
mg 6* {assesses. Mrs Josephine
-r*t:ec 'tf Chester. England. arrived
s Hue* c on th* four hundred and
Say af her search, which has
*rr.-d her to India and across tbs
waUsMt to Boston.
• • •
-clorsT Ackerman of tae New
~'*tf aefeat* has Turned over to Gov
't- r W.iso* the checks h* received
-'<** the state comptrollers depart
sent for service* as acting governor.
• • •
• -• 1 ' ted State* army fca* turned
tk* #*»« tiight oa every arm of the
same* with a view to selei tin* prom
sing young o*cers to develop the
war aeroplane.
• • •
'•nthiuc like aa accurate estimate
f the viettaa# of non hem Ontario for
r*t and i»fc fires la possible as yet,
at aireedy the list of those named as
dead wwoeeds 16®. The property loss
;* mvbsbiy more than t2.we.00o.
• • •
Patnot* Americans and interested
tvreigner* to the number of S.5dM2E
*'* b-«> ai the top of the Washing
aa nwhuiaent sine* that towering
shaft was opened to th* public at tb«
Afrfia. 21 years ago The ux.ilj
a t-rmc* fan Wn about IA0.
• • •
Francisco Martina, captured by fed
»ra: officer* on aa accusation of coun
serfsiting, preferred death to trla
sad probable imprisonment, for bt
aoped from a Fort Lee ferry
oa which his captors were taking him
to New York.
• • s
Twelve soldiers of tfa« Twenty ninth
battalion and :t® Msdensu were killed
mad many wotmded la a battle at
Pwehla. Me*., which lasted «.jghl
aaars Forty Maderteta are prisoner*
m *h* 'arracks of the Saragozs hat
T* cans- be failed to do a back
banc? print KUwin A. Krait, a nine
ty n year-old Brooklyn boy, is dying.
He fell heavily on the back of his
«*•! The hospital surgeons found
thi.: his s; !i.-u'. column was fractured.
• • •
Theodore K.osetelt will be the star
» tnrss before the Stanley steel ln
ves’ gation committee at its meeting
in Ne» Y rk. according to informa
tion receh-d in Washington.
• • •
Tve * a i. r.g. ’ The Assumption of
the Bless* • Virgin Into Heaven,’’ by
Murillo, worth J."«ei.(KK). has been dis
covered in th** little eh■ pel of St.
Vincent’s Orphan Home in Boston.
• 0 9
Id a < all e*nt out by tbc federal
'.un i *g more than 125.
Protestant ministers arc required
to preac- on s' me phase of the la
bor quest . n • i, I*ahor Sunday, Sep
tember 5.
• • •
The Amer au sta'e department has
arranged*: ■ Mexico for the payment
ay that country of all losses sustained
Buti-u Su« citizens as a result
it the recent revolution.
• • •
IYn*ac< la. KU.. ; Timed to appropri
ate mots • tor the maintenance of a
‘arc- si- :b!i'* library The philan
r. roj .it : .1 i-fiered Sfiu.OGO if Pensa
•ola mo;: i :a -f one-tenth of that
• • •
P urto : ;tnal! concern* doing a fire
t.-trance business :n Philadelphia
• r r< rz ’• 1 b' Samuel \Y. McCulloch. in-u- •• • <-omv-.iBsioner. It Is
ir.. d that the (cmpanies werc
- i-.r 1 ar a conspiracy to deceive.
• 9 m
The bu." :• r< trial at Raltimore of
•. I'tiiteii States on!Her Neptune the
•ur.t co!!i<*r to be equipped with fur
s': cn a of IT knots, a!
' • *i t ,- ■ -••>• rx, - csPls for only four
teen knots
• • • at* -a .t*t three revenue
fillers : accepting bribes and
e trst - : < *■ r* and salesmen of
- t ; ■ marine con orations
-i- ret- ■’ -:e Judre Landis at
. c 1 ral crand jury,
- hi. h fc: - '■ - i. • :v~silgsttlag frauds
•il'ced !: . • i-'-t the government
*• n tax loss.
• • •
Crush.: .. ' :• . arih in a Curtiss
f TO feet
a ...Id .n »•' *• ago. Aviator Can
V K" d injuric- frdm
arbich he (ik'd
• • •
Walla W'al.a liadi.. has adopted
•he coir., is.oii plan of city govern
r nt by a vote of 2 to 1, and at the
nW • tad Dr. J. F. Cropp. a
Democrat as major.
• • •
Charles i M nrague. Mattoon, til..
• il’ enn'est if v. ill of his lather,
aho !eft hit J‘.Y." .*00 provided he
marrie-. und ha- issue before ho is bu
'ears old.
• • •
Half a Trillion dollars will be ex
[tended to erect a building far the na
tional board of the Y. W. C. A. at Lex
ington avenue and Fifty-second street,
Xew York.
• • •
A bill appropriating $1,250,000 for
the a::on of the New York
«iate llbrarj. which w as destr°yed by
the recent tiro in the Albany capltol,
he* been passed by the legislature.
• • •
A moving picture machine set up ta
make a film of the rescue of a young
woman from the waters of a lake in
Staten island. New York, recorded In
stead the drowning of the actor-rescu
er and the saving of the actress by
berself. The actor drowned was Al
bert Brighton.
• • •
The little red brick building in the
"back yard" of the state, war and
navy building. Washington, which has
served as thl White House stable for
nearly half a century, is about to be
• • •
Carroll G. Pearse. superintendent of
schools of Milwaukee, was elected
president of the National Educational
association in session at San Fran
• • •
Thirty-two passengers and twenty
members of ' '*• crew were drowned
when the small steamship Irma was
struck by the steamship Diamante
The collision occurred in the estuary
of the San Juan river, Costa Rica.
• • •
Sarah Hershy Marsh, who was of
world wide prominence in musical cir
cles. is dead at her home in Paris.
She was seventy years old. Her first
husband was Clarence Eddy, the or
• • •
Prince Edward, eldest son of King
George and Queen Mary, was formal
ly Invested by Ills father as prince of
‘Vales, the elaborate ceremony taking
place at Carnavon castle.
• • 9
Sir Eldon Gorst, British agent and
consul general In Egypt since 1907. is
dead. He succte led Lord Cromer af
British agent in Egypt.
. . .
The romance of Emma Umes and
Emile de Gogorza came to a climax
| in the mayor’s office at Paris where
j the famous diva and the operatic
barytone were married. The civil
. ceremony wus followed by a religious
ceremony at the Church of St. Pi errs
de Challet.
• • •
A bronze tablet In memory of Will
iam Penn was unveiled In All Hallow;
church. London, where the famous
Quaker was christened. It was erect
ed by the Pennsylvania society ol
New York.
What la Going on Hera and Thara
That is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska
and Vicinity.
Idr -ole.—After eating several nior
phino tablets, which he had found in
» Email jewelry box on tbe dresser,
Harr; Kenneth liounc. the sixteen
n toe tits-old son of Dr. and Mrs. I-o
rc-nzo P. Roane, died Monday after
noon at the family home. 1621 South
Twenty-second street. Three physi
cians tried in vain to save the child's
life. The tablets had been in the
house for some time Mrs. Ronue no
ticed the child eating the tablets and
recognizing what the? were, took them
from the child. She summoned the
father from his downtown offee. but
b? tile time he had arrived it was too
late. The drug took effect and the
skill of tre doctors proved futile. The
child died at 3 p. m.
Gets P.ecord Wheat Yield.
Salem —What is believed to be ftte
record yield of wheac in Richardson
count? was raised by Frank Saylor,
living south of here near the Kansas
line, ore yield averaged fift? two
bushels to the acre, both by weight
md giound measure, acu the quality
was exiri good.
F. err ;nt Gets State Convention.
Colon 'us —Fremont was chosen as
'he plao for h dd::g 'he tb unverati.'
s ate con erthm a; the a ; erirg of the
-f tr ce; tral rommRtt ~. Lincoln.
it.-Ei.ii - - and tit and Is am! were a Wo
.u.t. i.i pi am. out FriUi.ut landed it
after a sj irit contest.
Beatrice Wants Street Cars.
B*:t —Tiw stun Oi $:v,00d has
b. t'u tubs'- hoed by Beat rice capita’
:-’s toward the formation of a street
-ar company, six men having each
aireed to nut in $ ]r is the in
tention to raise $100,000 if ;:>ssioie in
this way.
A Victim of the Fourth.
Peru.—iir. B. L. Sheilhurn is con
Sr.ed to 1:is home with injuries he re
ceive . in an accident on the Fourth of
The democratic state convention
wili be held at Fremont. July 25th.
C. A. Henderson, near Riiah
«i"ie. was kicked to death by a horse.
Barney Miller, a farmer near Ains
worth, was killed by a wagon turning
over c him.
The Hon. Champ Clark will he one
3f the speakers at the Nebraska Ep
worth assembly.
A. I. Sullivan, a well-known Lin
coln citizen, died early Sunday morn
ing at his home.
Dr. H. A. Reagor is dead as the re
sult of an automobile accident near
his home at Beaver City.
A five, which started in the Bur
lington yards at Hastings, consumed
about 20,000 railroad ties.
Jibe east side of the street in Phil
lips that was razed by fire last spring
is being rebuilt in cement.
Adam Grab of Seward fell from
a loaded coal wagon breaking bis neck
and causing instant death.
A man. a stranger, was held up,
sandbagged and relieved of several
dollars at Fairburv Thursday night.
W' F. Hackman has been appointed
postmaster at Irvington. Douglas
county, vice A. L. Anderson, resigned.
Conred Elmer, a German harness
maker of DeWitt, dropped dead on the
street Saturday. Death was caused by
heart disease.
Spontaneous combustion was the
cause alleged to have started a tire in
a bunk car standing in the Missouri
Pacific Plattsmouth.
The Sutton electric light plant will
start day and night service at once.
The j iant formerly furnished light
from nightfall until midnight only.
Jack Reach, a young plasterer and
brick layer of Ainsworth, was killed
by a passenger train Tuesday near
Long Pine.
in audition to tne drouth the grass
hoppers are especially plentiful and
a-e becoming very destructive around
The 2-year-old son oT Henry Lin
wood of Lexington, got one of his
legs caught in a revolving carriage
wheel and before the team could be
stopped and the chi’d taken from his
position his leg was twisted about
the axle in such a manner as to snap
the femur bone.
An order restraining the patting
Into effect of the recently passed dol
lar gas ordinance at Omaha was
promulgated by Judge W. H. Munger
of the federal court Saturday.
While cultivating corn near Bris
tow, M. A. G. Elving was struck by
lightning Monday and instantly killed.
His son, Anton, who was only three
rows away, was knocked down, but
Ferris Halstead, and old man work
ing on the Kilpatrick ranch near Im
perial. was struck by a Burlington
train that was switching in the yards
I and was killed.
The Mennocite hospital at Beatrice
will be dedicated Sunday.
After being 'fatally injured. Mrs.
Maddox, residing near Darr. walked
fifty yards toward a farm house and
dropped dead.
Frank, the three-year-old son of
Charles Glenn, burned to death at Co
lumbus. He was playing with matches
! in a barn, which caught fire.
The W. M. Shephard livery barn at
Broken Bow- -was destroyed by fire,
six stallions and five horses, valued
at $10,000. being burned to death.
William Oelsligle, one of the
wealthiest farmers in Antelope county,
committed suicide by shooting him
self through the heart with 'a shot
The state fair management have
fenced an 13 acres additional of lawn
and grove on which to pitch tents for
those who wish to camp during the
A thre-e-aud-a-half-pound boy was
born »o Mr. and Mrs. Xcwton Ashby,
who live in South Omaha. The little
fellow is perfectly formed and in a
healthy condition.
Two deaths anil seven prostratiouB
were reported as the result of the ex
cessive heat on the Fourth at Omaha.
The maximum temperature was 105.
a twenty-five year record.
Emter Snyder of B-oken Bow
wandered in the sand hills several
| days, erased by drink. He imagined
he was killing snakes and that the
w hole country was full of them.
A car of fat cattle was burned at
Riverdule Wednesday. The Itedriing
caught Ire from a spark and before
tiie trainmen could get the cattle out
seventeen were bc-ned to death.
Chris 1-ahmson was struck by a
Burlington Trsir. rear Pawnee City and
instantly killed. Laimson was riding
the track on a railroad velocipede,
watching the right of-way flftr fire.
There are twelve candidates for
sheriff of Pit-ter county, six on a side.
Henry Bascorn, a well known ftslv
man 40 years ole was found dead
along the railroad trai near Fort
Calhoun. ' *•
Eddie Zink, a Sterling boy. sic • a
on a hrok- n crock while swimming in
the Xemaha river ip that tour., and
so badly lacerated hi* foot that clue
stitches were required to close the
thi national convention of rise
Modern Woodmen of America, held at
Buffalo. X. Y.. June 2" to 23. Chris
i^arsen or Omaha -camp Xcu 12". won
first prize, a gold medal, for the best
individual ‘ drill.
i hi* uiouce oi vunaua ar.u council
Biuffs rtre hard ti‘ work on the theory
that H. E. Faliers. the tollkeepcr at
the Douglas street bridge, was mur
dered and his body thrown into the
Missouri river shortly before midnight
The body of a young man apparent
ly in good circumstances was found or
the road near Clay Center Thursday
with a wound in his neck and a knife
in his hand, with every indication o!
having inflicted the wound w-ith hi;
own hand.
Standing in water theii
necks for nearly half an hour, vainly
calling for help, was the thrilling ex
perience of Miss Caroline Weinberg
and Mrs. Albert Keller at Capital
Beach, near Lincoln, the boat in
which they were taking a row having
sunk. They were finally rescued un
Returned After Breaking Parole.
Raiph Neville, sent to the state pen
itentiary from Douglas county to serve
a two-year sentence for burglary and
afterward paroled. voluntarily re
turned to the prison front New York
whence he had fled while on parole. He
said he was sorry that he had broken
the conditions of his parole and he
was ready to serve the rest of his
sentence. Neville had bummed his
way hack and was dirty and begrimed
when he reached the prison.
State banks which have been «dver
Using that they are operating under
the bank guaranty law have been noti
fied by Secretary Royse of the state
banking board to desist, as the guaran
tee is not formally valid until the cer
titicate making announcement to that
effect have been given out.
Dr. H. C. Victor/ for twenty-five
years a resident of Lincoln, and one
of the best known professional men
of the city, died Friday.
Fifteen convicts, working with War
den Deishunty and penitentiary
guards, succeeded in stopping a fire
Tuesday that started in the stubble
field north of the prison. Wet sacks
were used to smother the blaze. Sev
eral stacks of turthreshed wheat and
rye were threatened by the blaze,
wr-hich presumably started from a
spark from a Burlington engine.
John Stahl, an employe at a Lin
coln hotel, was shot in the foot while
riding a bicycle to work. A 22-calibre
ball was removed. Stahl said he had
no idea where the bullet came from.
State Engineer Price, secretary' of
the state board of irrigation, is of the
opinion that irrigators on the North
Platte river will not run short of water
during July or August- Water is now
flowing in the river at Kearney and
there is enough in sight from the gov
ernment reservoir in Wyoming to sup
ply the needs of irrigators.
I * I
Public Charges Made Against Health
Officers Doty of Allowing Employes
to Endanger Health.
Xew York.—Although the cholera ;
; situation at quarantine is at present |
| regarded by Dr. Alvah H. Doty, health j
j officer of the port, as being well in
I hand be did not conceal his apprehen- i
| sion that Xew York is "in the very j
| midst of a threatened invasion of !
: cholera."
"The quarantine ’department of I
; every port in this country is facing a
I very serious and onerous task during
! the summer." said Dr. Doty, "and it is
! not improbable that many vessels ar.
i riving from Italy in the next few
weeks will bring one or more cases
: of the disease."
Today's official report of the sitaa
| tion shows there are fifteen cases in
> Swinburne Island hospital, and four
! cases symptomic of the disease. With
I in twenty-four hours one more victim
| has died. The steamer Perugia has
I been detained and the medical staff is
! preparing to make bacteriological ex
j animation of the 284 persons from
i the steamer Moltke who are now tin- ;
der observation.
It ts possible Governor Ihx will be
called upon to take charge at quaran- j
! tine. Charles Dushkind. attorney for j
the immigrants. whose charges J
, against Dr. Doty are being investigat
| ed by r commission, made public a
I letr r h w rote to Judge Bulger of me
1 commission. suggesting the latter call
! upon Governor Dix to take charge of t
th" lieaiih officer’s department.
In a statement in reply to an inter- i
i v: w attributed by a morning paper to j
Judge Bulger. Dr. Doty reviewed the !
situation and pointed to the element
of danger.
"The statements attributed to Judge
ledger.” Dr. Doty says, "are culculat- !
ed to alarm the people in the midst j
of a threatened invasion of cholera
that | feel justified in making a re
; ply."
“'What can Dr. Doty, health officer j
of the port, mean when he allows five ,
men who have been in daily contact
with persons suffering from Asiatic
cholera to come here in the same
clothes they wore when among the
cholera victims and touch elbows
with evervbodr thev meet?’” is the
question propounded by Judge Bui- ;
ger. in the interview.
“The facts ere these: The five j
men referred to were called as wit- ;
nesses by the person* in charge of \
the investigation and were permitted |
by me'to be absent from duty at Hoff- ;
man island for this purpose. Cholera
is not transmitted by clothing or by j
the air. but by actual contact through |
the mouth with discharges from the
intestinal tract of the cholera victims.
There is, therefore, no danger what
ever from contact with a person who
has been in the presence of the dis
All Legislative Paths Lead to Speedy
Close of Congress.
Washington.—All legislative paths
now lead to speedy adjournment of
congress after the vote on the Arizo
na-New Mexico statehood bill is taken
in the senate on the legislative day of
August 7. The senate will be ready
then, in all probability, despite the
general tariff revision threat of Sen
ator Cummins of Iowa and other in
surgents. and the house will not inter
pose any fresh legislation to disturb
the senate's program for winding up
the extra session.
Only six days remain before the fin
al vote Is reached upon the Canadian
reciprocity bill in the senate. Its
passage by a two- hirds vote of the
senate is confidently predicted by
senate leaders who have seen many
important amendments voted down in
the last few days by majorities larger
than they tad ventured to hope for.
Senator’s Wife Burned.
Lynchburg. Va.—Funeral services
for Mrs. Narcissa Chisholmn Owen,
mother of United States Senator Owen
Df Oklahoma and Major O. S. Owen,
IT. S. A., retired, of Washington, were
held Sunday in St. Paul's Episcopal
church and in Springhill cemetery.
Mars Is Recovering.
Erie. Pa.—J. C. <Bud» Mars, who
was hurt when he fell with his aero
plane here last Friday, is rapidly re
covering. He sat up for several hours
Sunday, and as he is now out of dan
ger. it is expected will be able to
leave the hospital in another week.
Flyer Jumps the Track.
Bradford. Pa.—The Rochester and
Buffalo flyer on the Rochester & Pitts
burg railroad, went into the ditch
Sunday afternoon, while running on a
straightaway track and seven of the
seventeen passengers were injured.
The wheels of the tender left the rails
and the cars followed, careening
against an embankment which pre
vented their turning over. The pas
sangers. after medical attention, were
sent on their journey on a special
train. Officials of the road are un
able to explain the cause of the wreck.
New York.—A fig leaf fan would
have been more appropriate than the
paint leaf one over the edge of which
Magistrate Marsh peered in the Staple
ton (Staten island! court at a pris
oner. Detective Edward Conboy of
the Central office stood leveling a fore
huger at the culprit, a man of fine ap
pearance. who was plainly nervous.
"This man is Louise C. Gerkin of El
Ingville Reach.” said Conboy. ' and he
has the Garden of Eden in his back
yard—which isn't right. The neigh
In a ‘‘Fig Leaf" Suit.
bors won't stand for it. so I arrested
him lor disorderly conduct.
"He cuts the grass, hoes the garden
and sprinkles the lawn in a loin cloth,
and not another blessed thing does he
have on," explained the detective,
"and the neighbors are tired twisting
their necks to look the other way."
"The garment I wore when this man
arrested me was quite sufficient for
my needs." testified Gerken. "1 have
worn it about my place for five years,
and I would be wearing it yet if one
of my neighbors had not got sore and
made this complaint Why. people go
In swimming right off mv beach with
nothing on and nobody objects."
Gerken explained he had rheuma
tism and was taking the sun and salt
air cure with the consent of his wife,
whom he described as "a most prud
ish woman." He admitted the costume
wasn't quite the thing for Broadway
and for that reason he had moved his
domicile to Staten Island.
When the magistrate was shown the
garment he said: "I And you gvdlty
md suspend sentence for six months."
Gerken promised to reform his style
of dress and hurried home.
3t. Louis Hunter in a Blind la
Knocked Senseless by
Falling Bird.
St. Louis.—Being knocked senseless
»y a wild goose Is probably not a com
mon experience among hunters, but
that is what happened to a St. Louis
man. In company with W. C. Reel, a
well-known local sportsman, he had
built a blind on a sand bar in the Mis
sissippi. The blind consisted of a box
buried even with the surface of the
bar. A flock of geese came flying
Knocked Down ty a Wild Goose.
overhead and Reel, from his blind
fired into them, killing a large gan
der. It started to fall and Ree
shouted to his companion to get ou<
of the way, but the other huntet
was not quick enough. The result
was that the falling goose struck him
Just as he arose to get out of hir
blind. He was knocked senseless and
for some time it seemed that he would
cot recover, but Reel, an experiencef
woodsman, finally brought him around
by loosening his clothes, throwing wa
ter in his face and otherwise applying
“first aid to the injured."
Head Sticks in Mud; Drowns.
Gainesville, lex. — Frank Allen
eight, years old. was drowned in City
park, his head sticking in the mud
when he dived into Elm creek. '
John Otto and Miss Farnham Made
One Before Rock-Hewn Altar on
Ledge 100 Feet High—Devise Sec
ond Ceremony.
Grand Junction. Colo.—With weird
and picturesque ceremony, preceded
by a wedding banquet, cooked and
served by the bride, and followed by
' a series of dynamite salutes to his
bride and the American flag, Misa
; Beatrice Farnham. the Boston artist
and sculptress, was married to John
| Otto, the trail builder, in the mountain
. fastnesses of Monument canon
Out of deference to the minister.
: the plans for marriage on top of in
dependence rock were abandoned, and
the ceremony was performed on
Grand ledge. 100 feet high. The Rev.
F. A. Hatch, Congregational minister
at Fruit a. officiated and there were
half a dozen invited guests.
The bride and bridegroom stood be
fore an altar which they had fash
ioned from quartz and granite, under
an arch of evergreen, in the rock the
bride had carved the words "Truth,
I Honor. Love and Justice."
i The usual ring service was used,
i but tbe clergyman omitted the words
| "honor and obey" from his questions
to Miss Farnham. because of Otto's
1 declaration that he did not believe in
; that part of the ceremony.
“What is the use of making women
promise to honor and obey," he said,
“when they don't have any intention
: of doing it. Half of the marriages
! performed simply force the woman to
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I Af/rmcf rmnan
~/owr orro
He and I don't want my wife to make
any promises she can't keep, for only
so long as love lasts can marriage en
The marriage was solemnized by a
double ceremony. To comply with the
laws of the country, Otto secured a
marriage license and was duly wedded
by Rev. F. A. Hatch. The legal cere
mony. to the mind of Otto, a professed
atheist, and Miss Farnham, a free
thinker, was not sufficient to “bind
them in the holy bonds of wedlock,"
hence following the words which
made them man and wife in the eyes
of the law and the public at large,
they climbed to the top of Independ
ence monument. 550 feet high, by a
fragile ladder of iron spikes, and went
through a fantastic ceremony of their
own. They were alone on the top of
the pinnacle and to the few spectators
on the ground their actions could not
be plainly seen.
It bad been their plan from the first
to hare both ceremonies performed on
tbe top of the monument, but no min
ister or justice of the peace could be
secured in any part of Mesa county
who would risk his life in this task
for love or money.
Following the ceremony Otto burned
incense to his wife in the form of
cedar berries, which he sprinkled on
i the camp fire. Then the bride and
! groom together planted a young
spruce tree, which they designated as
their witness tree, and declared would
grow as long as their love lasted.
Fought for Chum’s Life.
Shenandoah, Pa.—While a number
of boys were swimming in a Locust
mountain reservoir Anthony Merca
vage, 14 years old, took a cramp and
was sinking for the second time when
John Scheafer, aged 16, went to the
lad's assistance and saved him from
a watery grave at great peril. He
bad to fight the drowning boy off untl
he got him by the hair, and then haul
ed him to safety.
Wed on a Hospital Cot.
Lancaster, Pa.—By permission of
her physician. Miss Mary Klingman
of Jacksonville sat up in her hospital
cot for an hour to be married to the
Rev. Border Levi Stanley of Shenan
ioah Junction. She came here to at
tend the ordination of her affianced
husband but waa taken tyl and sent to
Ui« hospital.