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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, JULY 9 1897.
MINERS ARE IN WANT.
feat nn Unattainable Lnxnry and Leading
Batcher rcrred to Qlt Killing MUr
able Wage Karneit Oaring tha tat
0aok Citv, ICnn., July 7. There is
grrent destitution among the minor
nd tlioir families tn this district,
flcorcs MilbsUi entirely upon thu pro
duct of helr gardons and many have
'not bread' to cni with thu vegetables
thr 'hi' obtain, whllo meat la en
tlWy'ot of itie queitlon. The lead
iBVtitinor hero has quit slaughter
inf (Tirely, as there Is no miner that
emu afford the luxury of meat for his
-The total pay rail of, the Carbon
-eeVapaay (the Santa Fe mlhei), for lfiO
men in May, was, 1475. and In June
330, an average per month per man
of 13.75. There has been no work this
month. The average wages enrned
per man for the past year Is less than
10 pur month.
Many heads of families and as many
-of tho boys as lire able aro now work
ing in western Kansas harvest fields,
out this only affords temporary relief
and imposes great suffering upon
those employed, as It is almost lm--possible
for a man who works tinder
ground to work in tho hot sun us a
While no groat number of miners
, re axking charity, preferring to nv
1st each other to the best of theii
Ability, yet should this deplornblo
-condition extend to the winter season
there will bo great suffering. Tho
miners arc intelligent and Industrious,
and their present condition Is beyond
their control. They want work, not
Jill bat a rw Shafts Deierted Aid
Columbus, Ohio, July 7. President
Bstohford of the United Mine Work
er received from tho Pittsburg dis
trict this morning a report that with
the exception of tho men of tho New
York and Cleveland Coal company
and a few mines, Including thoso of
Senator Ilanna, whero the miners
"were under contract, all were out
The strikers are said to include '1,000
Tlrer miners. It is stated that District
President Dolan of the Pittsburg dis
trict expeots the miners employed by
the New' York and Cleveland Gas-Coal
tompany to join the strikers in a day
or two, and the others will follow.
The Pittsburg district is the only
pno from which a report has yet been
received at tho national headquarters.
Adam Hall, A. S. ttteveuson, Benja-
fain Nichols and J. C, Call, miners of
-Oakdale, Athena county, are here for
the purpose of making sv canvass for
contributions to a fund to relieve tho
minora of any distress which this
ttrlko might cause. They will mako
islts to all shops and places of busi
ness. A strong effort was mado to bring
out tho men at tho New York and
jplevcland mines In Western Pennsyl
vania, but it was not successful, as all
tho men went to work as usual and
aid that thoy would not join In the
A dispatch from Wheeling, W. Va.,
raays the men In the Schick mines on
tho Haiti more & Ohio In Ohio are at
'work at the advance. Tho '-',000 min
ers up on the Cleveland, Lorain &
"Wheeling railroad voted 2 to 1 against
a strike and are at work as usuuL
pRoitiA, HI., July 7. There Is no
sign of a atrlko among coal miners In
this vicinity yet
At Moawequa every miner went out
this morning. Thoy have mado no
demands for an Increase and uro or
derly and well behaved. Tho strike
k purely out of sympathy.
In the Danvlllo district the miners
r all nt work nnd will not strike.
BEET SUGAR BILL'PUT OFF
Western Senator Make a right far lav
mediate Government Kemnneratlori.
Washington, Jnly a. -The Repub
lican Senators held a caucus this Morn
ing to consider the proposition for a
beet sugar bounty made' last week by
Mr. Thurston of, Nebraska, bat with
drawn because of Deraoeratlo opposi
tion and renewed by Mr. Allen of Ne
braska. The discussion was entirely
on the question of postponement of
aetlon until next winter. Mr. Aldrlch
finally suggested and Mr. Morrill
moved to have Mr. Allison propose the
tabling of Mr. Allen's amendment,
with the understanding that a beet
sugar bounty bill should be taken up
tho first thing in December.
Mr. Foraker suggested that the en
tiro question should be left open,
leaving oach Republican senator to
cast his vote In the Senate as he should
choose, independent of party affilia
tions, lie acid that an effort to lay
the amendment upon the table might
lead to filibustering tactics and cause
more delay than would the opposite
course of permitting the amend
ment to go to a vote on its
merits. This view was antagonized,
however, by others, who said the Dem
porats would hold tho v bill up in
definitely as long' aa there was any
Cosslblllty of the amendment passing,
nd that the only way of Insuring a
SDccdy vote was for the party as a
whole to support a motion to table.
This' opinion was so general that Mr.
Foraker did not press his motion, and
no motion was taken upon it
Messrs. Thurston, Perkins, Gear and
other Westerners held out quite stiffly
for tho Incorporation of the bounty
provision In tho tariff bill, but when
the decision was mado against them
acquiesced In it quietly.
When the Senate mot this morning
Mr. Bacon made a personal explana
tion of his vote yesterday for Mr.
Mills' amendment to Impose a tax of
5 per cent on all manufactured prod
ucts. He had, ho said, given the
amendment his voto without due de
liberation. If tho Imposition of such
a tax could be confined to the Sugar
trust and other gigantic concerns ex
isting In open violation of the law, It
would, upon meditation, commend it
self to his judgment, but as it would
touch every village and hamlot In tho
land and lay its hand upon the most
humble, he frankly avowed his regret
for his voto.
SHOT IN THE ARM.
GATEKEEPER AT LINCOLN
Oakey Hall Shoots
casta He Ilefuae
Park Was Very
at Mr. Howard Be
Ulm Kntranc lothe
Drank 'Other State
W. A, Howard, gatekeeper at Lin
coln park near tho city of Lincoln was
shot in tho left arm Sunday evening by
Oakey Hall while tho latter was try
trying to force Ills way through the
The shooting occurred about 7 o'clock
when tho gateway was filled with peo
ple leaving and going into the park.
Hall, with two other young follows,
drove up In a buggy. Thoy wanted to
enter tho park, but Mr. Howard de
clined to allow them to do so because
ho considered them too drunk to be
trusted with a horse in an enclosure
llllcd with women and children. They
started to drlvo through anyway, but
Mr. Howard caught the horse by tho
reins. The animal lunged and forced
him to the ground. While ho was In
this position .ho heard Oakley Hall say
"Shoot tho'-i-." Having no,dcslre to?
siop a uuuet Air. nowaru jumped up
mid ran to the buggy and grabbed
Hall just as tho latter pulled his re
volver. In the struggle tho revolver
was discharged and tho bullet passed
through Mr. Howard's arm. An officer
then arrested Hall, the other two men
having fled. Mr. Howard was taken to
a doctor's ot'leo and his wound dressed.
He Is in no danger unless blood poison
ing should set In.
YOUNG MAN KILLS HIMSELF
LOVE CAUSES A CRIME.
WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN.
.American Ship Utile of Ilarlh Ilurned
Nk.w York, July 7. The American
Ship Uelle of Hath left hero Juno 8 for
Bong Kong with a cargo of case oil.
Juno 0 u leak was found, and after
t,wenty-four hours of constant work
tho water was reduced In the hold,
lut the Ienk could not bestoppod, and
the crew worked In relays for nine
d.va pumping the wator out
When, tho men were ulmost ex
hausted fire broko out in tho fore
castlo and soon threatened tho whole
ship. The boats were lowerod and got
'away just In time with tho crow of
,'sevcnteon n men. - The Haines soon
nreacned tho oil, and burst out from
JWfory' 'part 'o,thb vessel. When tho
?flWhod oaten its way into the hold a
tremendous explosion was heard. Tho
raijcks of. the an I p How up, tho sides
burst nnd a groat body of smoke und
flame filled tho air. It took perhaps
"half nn hour to un.sh tho work. When
the smoke died away the men In the
.ynwl' could see tho Hollo of 'Hath had
been burned to the water's cdife.
A heavy soa was ruunlng'.and with
very s'jgreep of Jhe oars thft.Jilc life
boat waif iViramlneut duuger'of being
awumpod. Under light canvaH ISO
miles wero made, nnd after twenty
four hours' struggling in the rough
waters the liarbadoes was sighted and
tali were soou safe.
TURKEY STILL OBSTINATE.
'The Council of MlnUter H.fut.i to
Agra to tlia I'ow.n' WUhe.
Constantinople, July 7. Contrary
to expectations, the decision of the
counoll of ministers yeV.orday was not
favorably to the demands' of the am
basw're'latlvo totha Graeco-Turlo
Ibh frontier negotiations Tho. sltua.
W'jHJ00' U 'regarded!.! being
very 'trained, the Turkish reply vir-
ir,W.Wfep)yI rpiu pf, tho no
g otiatlons and that the powers1 must
make a concession or adopt measure
'to eaforoe thjitdaflUlpn.
of the Itoad Pnpnlltt Confer
ence at Nanhrllle,
Nasiivilmc, Tcnn., July 7. Tho na
tional conference of the People's party
met at 10 o'clock yesterday in tho hall
of tho house of representatives, several
hundred delegates being In attend
ance. Tho con fore nco was called to
order by Milton Parks, of Texas, who
said this was a conference of men who
believed In the principles enunciated
nt Omaha and St Louis In Populism
straight J. S. liradlcy of Texas, was
elected temporary chairman by accla
mation. Tho conferenco took a recess of
thirty minutes, and mcetlnga of tho
stato delegates wero held all over the
hall to select members of tho commit
tee on credentials.
When the conferenco was again
called to order there were about 400
The atternoon session was called to
order at 1:45 o'clock and ex-Governor
John P. Buchanan delivered an ad
dress of welcome.
The report of tho committee on cre
dentials showed that 355 delegates
with proper credentials wero present,
Alabama 38, Arkansas 15, Florida 4,
Georgia 30, Illinois 24, Indiana 12,
Iowa 7, Kansas 2, Kentucky 0, Louisi
ana 13, Michigan 12, Minnesota 10,
Mississippi 7, Missouri 17, Nebraska 2,
Montana 3, New Hampshire 1, North
Carolina 2, Ohio 21, Rhode Island 1, !
Tennessee 13, Texas 80, Washington 1,
West Virginia 2, Wisconsin 1; total,
Tho temporary organization was
Several resolutions wero admitted.
Ono of the resolutions offered was to
the effect that hereafter any Populist
who advocated fusion should bo for
ever ejeoted from tho rank. Another
declares If a man sells his vote he
should be deprived of the right of suf
frage, now and forever. If Butler
ever attempts to call a convention
after the other parties havo held their
conventions, he shall bo decapitated,
was the sum and substance of a third
Trouble of a Merrick County Iteildent
More Than He Could Dear.
Lewis Tcmplln, son of ex-Treasurer
Take Tcmplln, a young man about
twenty-two years old, whose home was
at Archer, committed suicido Monday
at Central City by shooting himself
twice with a revolver. Ono bullet was
in the region of the heart and the
other penetrated tho foro part of his
head. He left a note to his mother
telling her not to griovo for him, and
saying ho had troubles which he could
no longer endure. No reasons are
known which could have induced him
to commit the act unless his mind was
temporarily deranged. He was fore
man in tho Archer creamery, having
studied dairying at Ames agricultural
college, la., and was a most excmpliary
young man in every way. His death
has cast n gloom over tho entire community.
A Tonne; Farmer Kill! Hlmielf and Bis
CAMKROir; Ma, July 7. The peaceful
farm district of Grindstone creek, six
miles north of Cameron, waA thrilled
this morning by a donblo tragedy.
Henry Whittaker, a young farmer,
while in a fit of jealous rage, shot and
Instantly killed Miss Thompson, to
whom he had bion paying attentions.
As tho girl fell to the ground with a
bullet through her head, Whittaker
turned tho rllstol on himself and blow
out his brains.
Henry Whittaker was the son of n
wealthy farmer who lives noar the
sconce of tho tragedy. He was 21 years
old and the young woman was only
18. Miss Thompson was n beautiful
girl. Her father Is a wealthy farmer.
For Bome timo Whittaker had
courted the girl assiduously and had
fallen desperately in lovo with
her. Recently Mist Thompson went
to live with Mrs. Edwards, a
wtdow who owned an adjoining
farm. Tho widow has a son, William
Edwards, who also fell In lovo with
Miss Thompson. William Edwards
and Miss Thompson drove te Cameron
yesterday to spend the Fourth. Whit
,tak6r)saw them' on tho' street and be
came greatlyenraged. He Went up to
tho girl and begged her to leave Ed
wards and go with them. She refused
ind Whittaker went away threaten
Early this morning Whittaker plaeed
a pistol in his pocket and drove out to
the Edwards farm. Ho called tho
,'oung woman from tho house and up
oralded her for her treatment of him.
lie seemed almost insane from jeal
ousy and It was impossible for. the
rlrl to quiet htm. William Edwards
lame out of tho houso to protect tho
rlrl and ordered Whittaker to leave.
Kngry words followed and then
IVhlttaker drew his pistol from
ois pocket and fired a shot
t Edwards. Tho bullet sped close to
the young man's head. Whittaker
then turned and shot at Miss Thomp
on. The bullet struck her In the
tenter of the forehead and she fell to
Iho ground dead. Without a moment's
r.elay Whittaker fired a bullet through
Uls own head and fell, dying, beside
:ho body of tho girl.
STEPHENS TO CONVICTS.
by the Government Crop
0b. 'l IM. X &
Llncolu, Neb., July 0, 1807.
The past week has b?in a very worm
one; the daily mean temperature hus
averaged nboiit 5 abovo the normal,
the excptis varying from 2 In tho west
ern sect Ions to 8 in the Missouri Valley.
The maximum temperatures tor the
week quite generally exceeded 05 and
iu u few iustnuces renchad or slightly ex
ceeded 100. .
The rainfall has been abovo the nor
mal except iu about ten counties in the
southeastern section, whero tlie.ralnfall
has been less than half an Inch or about
ouo-half the normal amount. The rain
fall n as been heaviest in tho central
counties, where it exceeded 3 inches for
a considerable area, and in Qreoley
county exceeded 5 inches. Tho rain came
In heavy Hhorrers in the central counties
and many small areas received an exces
sive amount of rain.
Tho hot weather has caused rye and
winter wheat to ripea very rapidly and
the harvest of these crops has boon
pushed forward rapidly. Spring whoat
nnd oats aro generally growing well
und filling nicely. Corn has everywhere
giowa well, but in the central sections
the high temperature with tho abundant
moisture has caused corn to make an
unusually rapid growth. Cultivation of
corn is being poshed except where the
grouud is too wet. The early planted
corn Is being laid by. In tho region of
deficient rainfall early potatoes havo
been considerably injured by tho drought
and oats somewhat shortened in yield.
Injured Hlmielf Badlr.
A son of John Anderson, who lives
about live miles northeast of Tobias,
met with a severe accident while dig
ging with a spade. In striking it to
force it into tho ground deeper, he
struck his foot and came very near
severing tho upper linlf. A surgeon.
was called, who dressed tho wound
and may save the foot.
Will Knforce the Law.
Secretary Goodrich of tho Omaha
Street Railway company says that an
order will be nt onco i.snued, based on
.the law passed by tho latu legislature,
requiring all city ofllclals holding street
enr pusses to turn in their passes July
NO BIG JUBILEE EXPENSE.
The United (Hate. Special KmbaMy Bu
Mot Uied Up It Allowance.
London, July ?. It has been erro
neously reported from America that
tho expenses of the United State spe
cial embassy at tho queen's jubilee
were 810,000. The United States Stato
department only allowed 910,000 for
the expenses, and probably not a
quurterof this amount has buon used,
ns Whllelnw Held, the United States
special envoy, and his secretaries are
paying their own expenses.
Mr. Held went to Windsor this after
noon on tho queen's invitation, and
will dine and Bleep at Windsor castle.
Starving lllmi.ir la JalL
8t. JobeVH, Mo,, July 7. John D.
Barton, the traveling salesman of
Rochester, Ma, arrested at Cincin
nati last week, charged with forging
hU father's' name to a cheek for S150
oc.l passing it, has euteu but once
since he was arrested and refuses to
say ocn ono word. When ho arrived
I here irom Cincinnati in charge of an
officer he wns hardly alio to walk,
tu'd V o butm growing woalcor all tho
time. Tho jail physician ays he la In
more danger of losing his mind than
anything olso. nn 1 as ho refuses to
take any inudlilno, nothing can be
, done foi hlu.
Ail nut. County llnrie.t.
Tho fall wheat harvest is in full
blast in tho vicinity of Juniata. The
shocks in many fields Ho so thickly on
tho grouud that a wagon could hardly
pass between them. Corn is about
four feet high.
I.lvery Stable Ilurned.
About midnight Sunday night tho
Ratledgo livery barn ut Nolsou was
completely destroyed by fire. Insur
ance S700. Tho origin of tho fire is not
Heavy Italn ut Alma.
Tho worst olectrlca storm ever
known in tho history of Alma occurred
Tuesday afternoon. -'.00 inches of
rain fell. Hall did considerable dam-
Farmer Commit Suicide.
Gregory Eisele, n well known farrier
living near Crete, committed suicide
Monday morning. Fluuneiul troubles
caused the act.
The Nuckolls county teacher a nor
mal began n four weeks' terra at Nel
Frank Brown nnd Jnmcs Carroll, the
two men charged with robbing, tho
bunk nt Hrndahuw, wero found guilty
by a jury nt York of brrglsry.
Tho Nebraska division of tho Leagno
of American Wheelmen hold thulruu
mini Rtuto meet at Omaha July 5. Tho
races were tlio inuiti teaturo una two
stato records were broken.
11. P. Lau, an old resldcntof Lincoln,'
died in Hanover, Germany, Friday last
week. Mr. Lnu was the senior mem
ber of tho long-established firm of H.
P. Lau & Co., a wholesale grocory
house in Lincoln,
Tho Platte river at Fremont Is
higher than It has been for years at
this season of the year. It is caused
by the heavy rains in tho west
A considerable quanity of wearing
nppirol was burned iu tho millinery
s!n of Mrs. R, T, Owens of Coia-l.
Leslio Linkum, n clerk in Gnrdnoi'
.t Dawson's drus itturo t Edgar,, 1
from a step ladder'whUe he. wui visit
ing tho windows, striking his head aud
shoulder. on tho iron step in front of
tho door, producing a contuhod wound
of the left shoulder and cutting a gash
cquipjetnly through the scalp. ,,11 ewaa'
plcke'd jipjunconscloua lOiidLdld not re
gain consciousness for several hours
after the full. Hopes are eutertalncd
Mlitoort'a Governor Speak at the State
Frlion Independence Celebration.
Jkffeiison- Citt, Mo., July 7. Inde
pendence day was celebrated at tho
stato prison yesterday. The convicts
were allowed to indulge in athletic
sports, whllo thero was music in tho
woman's department, and both sexes
were unusually wellfed.
Governor Stephens mado a speech,
calling tho convicts his friends, be
cause, ho said, ho took such an Inter
est in them; exhorting them to make
the best of their surroundings, as tho
world's history showo'd that many had
suffered' worso fates; encouraging
them to begin ltfo anew; assur
ing them that thore was good citizen
ship material left In, some of them;
promising three pardons instead of
two for succeeding Independence days,
as for the one just passed and for each
Thanksgiving and Christmas during
tlio rest of his term, and concluding
as foi ows:
"Now, a word to those I havo par
doned. While you have been pardoned
by tho governor of tho crimes you
havo committed against tho great
commonwealth of Missouri, I hope
that you will look above and will ob
tain a frco nnd unconditional pardon
for the crimes you havo committed
ngalnst tho government of God.
After leaving this institution, In
every effort that you may put
forth for right and good you will
have God's help und the encourage
ment of all good poople. Strive to re
gain tho confidence which may bavo
been lost in you and to mako henco
forth good and useful citizens, thus
showing me your gratitude. My
prayer Is that you may llvo many use
ful and happy years, and that tho re
m:inlng days of your lives will be
your brightest, your happiest and your
The Queen' l'arty to Hooie of Common
Member tloycotted for Can.
Nkw Yokk, July 7. A dispatch to
the World from London says: "Will
Jam Waldorf Astor is Indignant bo
cnuse his paper, tho Pall Mall Gazette,
was omitted from the Invitation list
for the queen's party at Windsor castle
Saturday to members of tho House -of
Commons and their wives. The Ga
zette, therefore, boycotts tho enter
tainment, explaining: 'We have to
apologlzo to our readers for tho ab
UMicu of any account of what must
havo been a most interesting function,
uiit as wo did not see it we cannot do
scrlbo It' Few London evening pa
pers were Invited and all are Irritated
at the Blight bat the Pall Mall Ga
rotte is the only one that makes its
A Myiterlou tlalloon raptured.
Ciiicaoo, July 7. Evunston life
tavers yesterday secured a large bal
loon from the lake It was one used
for long voyoge.i It was without oc
supsuits. When it camo from la a
for his recovery.
Tea rarmlng la South Carotin.
Wasiiixotok, July 7. The ngricnlt.
urai department has just received t
vport on tho ten farming ttulustr r"
.oath Carolina. Tho rhluf djfti.iu y
In compotltlou with Aslnto to ,r'
ture, the report points out, Is
In tho cost of labor, the
expense of picking In South
Carolina being about eight times as
great as in Asia. This problem has
been measurably overcome at Sum.
meryllle, 8. G., by the establishment
of a colored school in which tea-pick-tag
REPORT BY COUNTIES
Butler Corn baa made rapid growth;
small grain improving; some pieces of
rye airn winter wheat will be cut tlio
Cuhk Corn has mado phenomenal
growth this week; winter wheat harvest
in progress, quality und yield abovo
Clny Fall whi-at being cut, crop
heavy; Hpriog wheat filling out well;
corn has made vigorous growth and is
being laid by.
Fillmore Fall wheat and ryo being
cat; hot weather a little hurd on spring
wheat and oats; corn growing rapidly.
Gage Wheat all ripo on ehort notice;
corn rolled soma on 3d; oat harvest will
commence next wck in southern part of
Hamilton Rye and winter wheat be
ing cut; spring wheat aud oats excellent;
ailgrass la good condition; corn grow
Jefferson Fall wheat mostly in shock
and spring wheat and oats nearly ready
to cut; corn has made rapid growth.
Johnson Wheat la being cut, quality
good; oats promising; hay good; corn
crowing well, somu laid by, soino very
Lancaster Corn mado a 12-inch
growth in four days; oats looking well
but need rain; sugar beets growing rap
idly. Nuckolls Not much wheat cut but
most of it waiting in excellent condition;
peaches and applos good crop; the rains
have delayed cultivation ol corn and
Hpelled much alfalfa.
Pawnst Harvest begun on ryo und
fall wheat; week favorable for corn.
Palk Corn making rapid grow th.somo
being laid by; rye, winter- wheat, and
clover being cut; early potatoes injured
by Juno drought.
Richardson Fall wheat nearly all cut;
eats doing well; corn growing fast; early
patatofls done growing and are small
and light crop.
Saline Corn has grown well but needs
rain; wheat and rye being cut, fair crop;
oats, potatoes, nnd gardens hurt by
Saunders Small grain ripening fast;
anna rve belnoc cut winter wheat ready
and promises a fair yield; corn growing
Seward Most of the rye cut and some
winter wheat; early wheat tho best, late
ripened too quickly; rain is needed tor
oata and caun; apples falling badly; po
tatoes a poor crop. ..... .
Thayer Wheat harvest in full blast,
good quality; oats turning and good
crop: corn growing fast, a good deal of
it laid by. '
York Some rye has been cut and fall
wheat harvest will begin early in tho
week; sprion wbtat la head; oata mostly
have full heads; corn Is doiug well but is
NORTHS ABTKnN 8KCTION.
Antotttno Wheat runted some but
oata not; com making gJod growth.
Doyd Good growing week; wheut
beading out well; rye beginning to ripen;
farmers preparing ior narvesi.
Kurt Fall ryo being cut; barley and
spring rye turning fast; haying begun;
corn being laid by; oats fine and begiu
Cedar Wheat and oata about all
hkade d but are little short in places; ryo
being cut; corn growing very fast.
Colfax All crops doing well.
CuuilDg Warm with plenty of mois
ture; corn grawlng rapidly; wheat and
oata doing well, some little rust but bo
damage; bayiog begun.
akata-Week baa been very favor
ble to our.
Dixon Corn has made rapid growth,
mall per cent laid by; wheat showing
uignn of rust nn blades,
Dodge Small grain muck improved
by rnlns of last week; corn growing well
bat three weeke late and very irregular
Douglas Oata and wheat doing nice
ly and indicate full crop; some rye cut;
corn generally is good condltitlon but
but late. 'i-iim,
"iHoU Corn .baa mnde, rapid growth;
raraa have been heavy and bavo greatly
helped wheat and oats; rye harvest in
Knox Crops has forged ahond very
fast, wild (Truss ready to cut.
Pierce Fine wk lor growing crops:
corn growing fast but Ht ill small; small
grain yery short; rye is being cut.
,- Stanton Wheat is heading aud la flue
condition; some rye has been cut: corn
is growing very fast; pastures good.
Thhrmnn. Corn making a good
growth and small grata I: all headed
out and is doing nicely.
Washington Wheat and oats promise
a good average crop; barloy and rye
good; corn growing rapidly; potatoes
poor! mora ralu needed.
Waynn Corn growing rapidly; ana
despite late planting is nenrly as far
advanced as usual nt this season; some
rust on small grain.
Boone Small grain doing well; some
rye ready to harvest: corn growing very
Buffalo Corn has made wonderful
growth; oats, wheat, and barley have
improved; rye and winter wheat being
cut, promlfo large yields.
Custer Corn has made rapid growth;
small grnlu maturing well; some damage
from hall and also by heavy rains.
Dawson Harvest of ryo aud fall wheat
delayod somo by rain; cora making
rapid growth; heavy rain in north part
Greeley This has been the best week
of (lie season, plenty of moisture and
warm, sunny Jays; corn has made a
Hall Fino week for corn; email grain
Uownrd Hye mostly cut: winter wheat
about rendv to cut: snrlntr wheat and
oats ripening fast; potatoes jrieldlng
nicely; corn gro wing fast.
Loup Two iuches of rain have great
ly helped early sown wheat and oats.ths
late sown will not mako crop; corn
Merrick Most favorable corn weather;
some oats rusted; sugar beets making
goo'd growth, rye being cut, good crop;
wheat looks very good.
Sherman Wet and warm; great grow
ing week; wheat filling well; oatsallttU
short; corn uueven but growing fast.
Valley Hye being cut; spring wheat
filling in good shape; this week's rain it
making all crops look fine.
Adams Wheat being liar vested;grouml
well soaked; corn growing well and some
laid by; week has been very hot.
Dundy Wheat nearly a failure in
northern part ol the couaty;crops doing
wcil in southern portion; grasshopperi
doing much dumage.
Frontier Corn excellent nnd isbelno
laid by; winter wheat being cut, yield
will be large; potatoes good.
Furnas Hye about cut; spring wheat
coming on finely; barley being cut, con
clean and some belug laid by.
Gosper Rye harvest in full awing;
wlutur wheat will be cat next week; con
Harlan Corn looking fine; somi
pieces laid by; wheat and oats improv
ing, pastures good; wild hay improving
potatoes are fine.
Hitchcock Small grain spotted,goo
in some places, nearly a failure in others
rye being cut; corn growing rapidly and
in aond condition.
Kearney Small grain assured and
corn rapidly advancing to its usual con
dition at this date; fall wheat being cut
crop good. i
Lincoln Wheat, corn, rye and pota
toes improved by local rains.
Perkins-Weather dry; small grain
Red Willow Rye harvest commenced
and fall wheat will be ready to cut next
week, corn Is making a fine growth, . .,
Webster Wet weather retan''d cub
ting ryo and fall wheat, also cultivation
of corn; greut'growth of corn this week
spring wheat filling well.
WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS
Cherry Small grain Is doing finely
the copious rains havo done a world ol
good; corn is doing nicely.
Cheyenne Hay not as good as II
promised; everything suffering much foi
want of rain.
Deuel Very dry; ail crops sufferlni
from drought; hay is not as good as it
Keith Good week for corn; spring
grnin somowhat behind; rye harvest be
gun: first crop of alfalfa in stack.
Kimball Wheat, oats and barlej
heading out, but suffering for wantol
Logan Rain and hot weather havi
made corn grow rapidly; small grain io
east part of county will be a fair crop,
ia west portion it will be nearly a failure,
Rock Fino arrowing week for all vege
tation; rye harvest about to commence;
Thomas Plenty of rain and warm
weather, all crops growiosr nicely.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Section Director, Lincoln, Nsb.
WHAT IS LUCK?
Tho Wise aanenUy Read
In the Stan.
There ts scarce an Intelligent human
being who does not recognize the ele
rnent called "luck" In shaping our da.
tlnlea. There ts a family In Philadelphia
that has been rich since 1830 andjjhe
third generation Is now basking In luxu
ries won for them by a "fluke" as pro
nounced as winning In the lottery. There
was a firm there of three partners do
ing a large western business; two of
them were excellent business men, .he
other a mere dead weight, and his part
ners resolved to get rid of him.. J Bo
they dissolved the firm, and, taking the
cash and bills receivable, mao, him
take his share in 100 acres of land in
the northern part of the town site of
Cincinnati. He kicked, but was bullied
Into compliance. So they made' S new
partnership, went on getting richer and
richer, while the other partner waa
making a poor living trucking on his
city land. Then times changed. Lots in
Cincinnati began to sell; the rlcHI part
ners failed and died poor, while Jthelr
victim grew into a millionaire. No
forethought or sagacity could have
under the circumstances brought abbu)
suoh a result. Mathematicians have
for a .century striven to make a, .Jaw
governing chances, but such Illustra
tions as the following beat, them: 'The
writer was once present at tho 'follow
ing trial; A gentleman plckediup a lot-,
tery list censMnlng the winning num
bers, some 1,600 out of 100,000.' He In
vited two others to put up $10 each,
write a number, ana It It came on 'the
list It would taka tho ISO, On man
wrote these three successive combina
tions 227, 7,2(1, and 11,411. Kach ot these
groups, were feuudQR, the. list, so he
won ,9v. Tput" ifill 'Into t tickets
and" drew Ml1 blankVtiertalaly 'ao hu
man prescience nor sagacity could order
these things or change
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