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JAILED AS A FORGER.
FALL OF A MAN WHO DREW
$10,000 A YEAR.
It. M. Dlckerson, Formerly ttuperlntendent
la Philadelphia of Fidelity Mutual Life
land Behind the liar at Kana City
Bay Whlikey Did It.
Kansas Citit, Mo., Aug. 23. Whisky
nnd extravagance wrecked tlio llfo of
IL M. Dlckerson, flvo years ugo tho
superintendent at $IO,uOn a year of tho
h Fidelity Mutual tnsurnnco compnny
In Philadelphia, and to-day ho ocnu
pies a cell at tho Central police sta
tlon. lie Is charged with pasting a
worthless check for 835 on John It.
Kellers, ticket broker at 1018 Union
avenue. He Is wanted In St. Louis for
embezzling 8350 from tho Mnssachti
Mlts Miitunl Life Insurance compnny
and 8000 from the National Llfo com
Two days ngo Dlckerson came to
Kansas City from St. Louis without u
cent. Ho made application to llfo In
surance agencies for employment, but
they would give him nothing to do.
Then ho started to borrow money of
old friends, but In this he failed.
Starvation was staring lilm In
the fnco and in order to
live and got money for whisky
ho forged a check for -'.'. on tho First
National bank to which he signed the
names of Cray Croft .V. Pease, Kansas
City managers of tho Massachusetts
Llfo Insurance company. Ho puuseil
tho check on Zollcrs In p.iymout for a
ticket to St Louis, Mo sold the ticket
and spent the money for whisky.
"Too much money spending caused
me to leud a free and easy life," he
explained, "and tho lovo of whisky
did the rest For the last year I havo
been drinking to excess constantly."
Dlckerson Is 50 yean old. He Is
tnarriod and his family lives in New
"I haven't eaten a mouthful of food
since I camo to Kansas City," he snld.
"I have lived on whisky."
A group of men olteutcd in front of
the captain's desk as Dickinson was
bcl.ig searched preparatory to being
locked up. As he was led an ay he
turned to the crowd and said': "I
guess I'm shot to pieces," which Is
said to be a signal of distress In u
secret order to which lie belongs.
Whether that is truo or not, no ono
nteppnd forward to aid him. Ilo
turned awny sadly and followed tho
Jailer down stulri to the cell.
LONDON WHEAT COMMENT
The Urn.it Adt.iure lint, StirirUril -;i,c.
Ilth drain Itujor.
Lo.vdo.v, Aug. 33 The fact Unit the
price of wheat has reached 81 n bushel
In the United States has produced con
'siderablo excitement among grain
speculators and others Intel cstcd. The
secretary of tho Baltic said: "Of
course we have, been caught largely
short. The rise in the price of
wheat, with the uncertainties of the
future, make a somewhat hysterical
market. Tho rise of sixpence In tho
prlco of barley for example to-dr.y
.was duo to no assignable causu There
Is. no speculation here, as It is known
bn Wall street, though theio Is some
peculation ut Liverpool."
The secretary of the corn exchange
remarked: "There Is no speculation
here as such transactions ate gencr
erallv known. There has been u dis
position on the pari of the outsldo
public, to bear tho market: but the
brokers have dissuaded their clients
frdm 'so doing. Tho rise In prices
yesterday and to-day was not duo so
much to 'dollar wheat' as to tho buy.
Ingby France, whore the harvestings
are proving disappointing. Our mil
lers, too, uro short Our brokers have
not mado much, as they held no stocks,
but It Is nccd.lc.si. to say the rlso ol
half a crown In tho price of" wheal
yesterday marks tho liveliest times on
Mark luno. Tho Americans havo ap
parently got It all their own way."
Tho Westminster Curette, this aftor
noon, referring to tho rise In tho price
of wheat, says: "It is nu unmerited
stroke of good luck for Prc.sldont Me
Klnlcy's government, which ought to
havo been overtaken by swift calamity
for shamelessly paying election debts
to the trusts by tho passage of the
Dlngley bill." At the same time the
Uiuetto UikU comfort in tho allegation
that "tho Bryanites aro mado to look
foolish," and adds: "Tho western
farmers will see at once that high
price are compatible with a gold
standard and the destruction of Bryan
andJ1i! panacea Is bound to follow.
But If President McKlnley's support
rs are wise they will not for a mo
ment imagine that when they
dispose of tho silver craze they will
dispose of the revolt against the
American capitalists, who have never
used their power so ruthlessly as since
tho Inst, presidential election." Tho
Gazette then proceeds to denounce tho
'ex,tortlons" of the new United States
tariff, which, it adds, "is ono of the
worst and most fruitless source of cor
ruption of public men and public ser
van." In conclusion the Gazette says:
"The dogreo of success which has at
tended Bryan shows that the Ameri
cans are becoming alive to the rotten
ness of something and next time the
campaign will be directed less to the
gold standard than to the standard of
MlMonrl Faclflo Shops on Fall Tim.
Fort Scott, Kan. Aug. 3X Upon
uruers irom be. I. oil Is. the. M 111111-
I'aclflc shops here were put on 'full ten
hour tlrao to-day for the first time
elnce 1103. Tho order affects all de
partments 'but the locomotive shops.
Thc,dcmnnd for grain nnd coul cars is
the occasion of the increase.
Hra Hand Greets Dollar Wheat.
Pkorta, I1L, Aug. 33 Spencer'a
band'was brought into the board of
trade hall this morning and played
ever! selections In hnnnr nt ),..i
rMt)laf S5t iollaft
WHEAT STILL GOING UP.
Bells nt Kant- City for 1.01 Annth
III- Wheat Day.
Kaxias Citt, Mo , Aug. ?3. Wheat
sold at 91 and at 91.01 in the Kansas
City markot to-day. The Chicago Sep
tember price reached 91, and dollar
wheat Is now a realized dream In all
tho Western markets.
Tho dollar prlco was paid here for
tho soft variety. There was demand
for all that was offered nt that price.
The No. 2 Kansas hard wheat, which
makes up the bulk of Kansas Clty'a
supply, sold at 95 cent. Tho receipts,
were largo and all classes of buyers
wanted wheat Some fortunnto buy
ers made their purchases at 04 cents,
before tho final advnuco occurred.
The excitement In tho wheat market
leaped over Into corn nnd oats to-day.
corn in Chicago advanced nearly 3
cents, September selling at 32 cents,
flgninst ai-V cents nt the closo yester
day. Prices of oats advanced nearly
Tho wheat market to-day was even
more exciting than that of yesterday.
I Iiu opening In Chicago was around
0-J cents for September wheat There
was a momentary set-back to !Mi,f
cents, but tho price very quickly start
ed up again. It struck 00 cents nnd
rebounded to 08 cents several times.
Toward tho closo It wont above 00
cents with a rush, sold at SI once nnd
closed at 00; cents, malting an ad
vance of fl'tf cents since tho regular
So great was the unecrtalntv res-wet.
Ing possible happenings next week
thnt "calls" for Monday sold at 81. IS
to Sl.lt and "puts" ut o;i; cents to 03
cents tho farthest apart that they
over sold within the recollection of
nuyuuuy. ?cpicmtcr wiicftt sola as
low ns oil "jf cents and ns high as 81.
The December price did not keep far
behind. Tho trado was limited largely
to tho "high rollers." The ordinary
scalper stood no chance at all.
iscarly all the huropcun markets
went up about ns much ns American
prices advanced yesterday. Tho dif
ference In time makes it imposslblo for
foreign markets to keep on a parity
with American on such advances as to
day's for the foreign markets aro closed
for the day very soon after trading
begins in this country.
The exports of wheat this week wcro
over .1.0 JO, 000 bushels. They are ex
prctcd to bo more than that next
weelf. The movement out of tho coun
try is so largo that no wheat Is ac
cumulating an v where In the, 17nlti.il
Stntes, and it is expected that the vis
ibio suntile statement. Mntulnv will
show a decrease of a million bushels.
Small traders stand no cliuuco nt ull
In such a market. It is entirely an
afTalr of dealers who can afford to
tako great risks. Consequently there
was very littlo miscellaneous specula
TO ENJOIN THE RAILROADS
TViir HrRiiri on Kama Cattle Unlet .Mr.
Iloyle Taken Action.
Toi-eka, Kan., Aug. S3. Attorney
Cienerul Boyle, after a conference this
morning with T. L. Davis of Eureka,
attorney for the cattlemen, decided to
bring injunction proceedings against
tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, tho
Missouri Pacific' and tho MUsmit-1.
Kansas & Texas railways to prevent
them from collecting mote, or hauling
live slock thnn Is allowed' under tho
recent order of tho board of railroad
This afternoon the petition was filed
before Probate Judge Dolman In tho
absence of 'District Judge- Hnzen from
The prayer of tho petition is that
tho several railroads, tlioir ofllccrs nnd
employes bo restrained from making
effective In Kansas, hundred pound
rates, with n fixed minimum of weight
per car on business originating and
terminating within thh state or from
demanding- or receiving nny higher,
greater, other or dffercnt tnrlff of
rntes than tho tariff established by
tho board of railroad commissioners
by tho cur load price, that upon final
hearing tho tnrlff of raets set don bv
the board be held to be the lawful
rates and that tho tariff fixed by the
railroads bo declared In violation of
The state printer Is printing sev
eral hundred copies nnd, If need be,
tho state will be prepared to bring
tho same proceedings In every county
In tho stnte.
Injunctlcns against tho Rook Island
and tho Union Pacific Railroad com
panics will bo brought in otlier courts
this afternoon or Monday mornlnc.
BOYLE'S SECOND DEFI.
Quo Warranto Proceeding! Are llecuo
Acalnat the New York Mutaal Itself.
' Toi'KKA. Kan.. Allir. S3 Attnrnnt,
General Boyle filed at noon to-day his
uireaieneu quo wurranto proceedings
against tho Mutual Life Insurance
company of New York. This is tho
second step in his defiance of United
States District Judgo Williams, but
whether it will result in contempt
proceedings Is at least an open ques
tion. Tho state, claims Uat the company
being engaged in a business which is
regulated in this state, cannot 3d bus
iness or claim the rights of a corpor
ation In this state without the consent
of the state, and on that auestidn the
contest will hinge. "
Want a Itetallatory Ta.
Fort Scott, Kan., Aug. 31. The
city council of this city Is trying to
devise some sort ot legislation to as
sess a license against yeruon county,
Missouri, vegetuble, fruit and produco
peddlers who make u business of sup
plying cubtomcrs in this city.
Iron Worker Made Happy.
McKiCKsroiiT, Pa., Aug. SJ. The
8,000 employes pf the National Rolling
Mill company at this place received
notice at noon to-day of a 10 per cent
advance in their wasrei. to take effect
J September L
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF,
WOULD NOT ALLOW IT.
CHICAGO POLICE STOP A
Boy to Sleep geten Days- Officers Cnanle
to Move the Habjert lo the SIlKhteNt
IHftplay of VouclouneM -Thread Came
the ProffMor to Remove the Spell.
OmcAoo, Aug. 25. Samuel nirg, a
young Danish barber, was put to sleep
In a North side hall Sunday after
noon with tho regulation passes by a
'-'professor of hypnotism," and it was
announced thnt he would sleep seven
clays and nights. Chief Klplcy sent
two detectives to make a report on the
exhibition. They found young Burg
nsleep in the presence of a. crowd,
which included several physicians,
who explained to tho detectives that
thoy were studying tho cfTcet of the
prolonged hypnotic sleep.
ine detectives were skeptical, and
proceeded totipply such testsus pinch
ing the chucks, pulling tho cars and
tugging ut the hair. But Buig did
Tho defectives reported to Chief
Kiplev. who decided t.n utiin tl.n ..vl,t.
bltlon, nnd sent a detail of officers for
that purpose. Lieutenant Kerey. who
had charge of tho expedition, gave
Burg a rap on the sole of the foot with
his club, but this, the usunl treatment
prescribed by patrolmen for sleepers,
had no effect. Then the lieutenant
shook Btug, pinched his cars and
slapped his cheeks, but to no avail.
Then he thrust his thumb up under
the arm pit 11 nil gave n series of hearty
pinches. But the motionless form
gave no sign of life.
All this time tho "nrnfovciir" ..
hovering excitedly about and protest
ing that the great hypnotic test wus
being held solely In the interests of
science, nnd thnt its results were being
anxiously watched by physicians nnd
psychologists from California to Maine.
The lieutenant cut him short by say
ing: "Tho chief says that this exhi
bition has got to stop. I can't wake
the boy up and you've got to or I'll
have to arrest the whole outfit"
Then with a few mysterious passes
and a snap of the fingers the mesmer
ist released the subject and the two
procoedod to Chief Klplcy's office to
protest against the Interruption of
In speaking of the matter Chief Kip
Icy said: "After having Investigated
the case I considered It my duty to
stop tho exhibition for the sake of
humanity. There Is no tolling but
that the test might have resulted in
the boy's death. There Is no doubt
that tho boy was in a genuine hvp
notlc sleep. If tho boy had died as u
icsultof the test I would havo been
blamed for allowing the exhibition to
take pluce. In the future no permits
for exhibitions of tho kind will lm
THE LAW AND HYPNOTISM.
San Fhancipco. Auir. S5. The stt
supremo court has nttlrmed the verdict
ui gumy 01 munier in the first degree
found ogalnst J. Eubnnks. who killed
Mrs. Harriet Stiles and J. B. Borden
at Oceansldc, San Diego county, on
Septerabpr 0, 1885. The case was ap
pealed on the hoTuU thnttim ovi.ii.nXn
was circumsUntial and thnj the lower
court erred in refusing to allow a hyp
notist, B. A. Stephens, to testify that
he hypnotized the defendant after the
murder and that the latter dented the
crlmo when under the hypnotic spell.
Commissioner Scarles, whoso opin
ion was affirmed by the court, said
that the law did not recognize hynot
Ism. In passing on the case thu su
preme court agreed, but .Justice Mc-
Farland took occasion to say thnt ho
did not quite ajrrce ns to thu nttltmln
of the law toward hvmmtUin It
could not bo considered In this case,
though it might be In others.
Michigan Companies Ordered to Chance
Their Ways or Quit Iliulneis.
Lansing, Mich., Aug. S5. insur
ance Commissioner Campbell has noti
fied tho Wolverlno, tho Trl-Couutyand
tho Commercial Fire Insurance com
panies of Saginaw, Mich., that they
roust change their methods of doing
business within tho next sixty duysor
thoy will hove to shut up shop. Com
plaints were made to Mr. Campbell,
and on nn investigation, ho found that
the nggrcgato of tho cash assets held
by tho three companies wus 91.75,
with 5,700 notes averaging 85 each, of
which1 80 per cent were past due. On
the other hand, the three carry sev
eral million dollars of risk and havo
5,000 policy holder
A Sword run, Sword In a Schooner.
8an Fbancisco, Aug. 35. When the
barkentlne Catherine Sudden was
docked for repairs yesterday it was
fouud that some time during her Inst
voyage the vessel had been struck by
a sword fish. The sword had passed
through four inches of planking 'and
gone Ave Inches further into a solid
timber. A nine inoh section was
broken off even with the" Copper sheet
lav. While to Deliver the Ana Ml 'Addrei.
vvu1A.WBK.N05' Kon Auif -0. W. Ai
White of Emporia will dollver the
opening address at the 'beginning of
the fall term of tho University of
Kansas, September 7.
1 Barton County-Prosperity.
Gkcat .Bind, Kan., Aug. 35 Al
though this year's wheat crop is not
so large as that of 1803, it is bringing
far moro money into the country.
The county recorder hab reported the
release of over 960,000 in chattlo and
real estate mortgages since August 1,
afid half of the crop has not been
threshed. The farmers take particu
lar delight in paying old dobts. It is
predicted that by the , New Year
the county will be in better shape
than ever before and will look back
a the largest acreage of wheat in the
ilatorj of the county,
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 1897
FIHEMEN WILL NOT STRIKE
Mlneia to v,. Aided With Cnnh Xo Sym
pathetic Walk Out.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 35. Vice
President J. J. Hanrahan of tho
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
In an address last night at an enter
tainment given by tho firemen In aid
of the striking miners, nt which 91.000
was realized, snld! "t mn i. t,.
wo nave oecn able to show our ap
preciation of thft paun nt tk (..
by raising money to Bend tS them. We
are with them, heart and soul, but I
might as well, while I am speaking,
explain thut there will be no sympa
thetic strlko on the part of the rail-,
road employes in our brotherhood to
assist tho striking miners. Ours Is a
very large brotherhood, with member
ship In tho United States, Canada and
Mexico, and wo havo made contracts
which wo must fulfill. W i-ni(,n
fully thut a contract is as binding on
nn employe ns . on anyone else. So
there will be no sympathetic strlko on
tho part of railway employes In aid of
mc miners, wo prefer to aid them in
such u way us this. While working
we will contribute to their support,
and will do as well by them us will
uny organization of the enrth."
Nt) STRUCK COMPROMISE.
PirTsnoito, Pa., Aug. 35. When tho
conference was resumed this morning
the operators presented a proposition
to submit the question to arbitration,
and pending the decision of tho arbi
tration board to concede knvnn nml
one-half cents per ton, making the
rnto sixty-one and one-half cents.
President Ratchford refused this and
firmly maintained his stand for tho
payment of tho sixty-nine cent rate
until the question should bo settled
by arbitration. He suggested Pres
ident McKlnley nnd William J. Bryan
us the arbitrators. The operators
stated thut if an agreement was not
reached they would start their mines
at once with new men.
lhe conference broke up at noon,
without reaching an agreement, the
miners' officials refusintr anv conces
sion. A general meeting of operators
wus called for 3 o'clock to hear tho re
port of their committee.
President Ratchford had but little
to say, but gavo out tho following
htutcment: "Wo havo disagreed. Our
proposition remained unchanged. Be
sides our proposition to urbltratc we
mado them a second ono nlomr tlm
lines of bringing about a general con
ference of miners and operators of all
mining states. They refused to lend
their efforts In that direction and the
l.triko will be continued. Wo hno nc
other plans for the future."
AGITATORS NOT WANTED.
Nkvaua. Mo., Aug. 35. Several new
ptrikcrsare in the Vernon county cool
fields to-day assisting tho ugltators In
their efforts to work up a sympathy
f.trike, but no interest is being taken
by tho miners, the strike of two vear
ngo still remaining vividly in their
It is understood that the Intelligent
miners pioj.oio to drivo tho Eastern
and Kansas strikers from among the
lurciga unu unlearned miners here.
They are willing to assist the strikers
with semi-monthly contributions, but
havo no causo for a strlko und do not
propose to have agitators at work.
REVERSES FOR BRITISH.
Tort Maude Captured Ily Afrldl and
Another Fort In Peril.
Lonpon, Aug. It,. An official dis
patch to-day from Simla announces
thnt Fort Maude in the Khybcr pass,
has been captured by the A f rid Is after
desperate fighting. The garrison
which was composed of natives known
ns tho Khybcr titles, retired with the
loss of three men. Tho Afrldls after
wards burned the fort.
Tho futo of tort All-Musjld, which
was simultaneously attacked by tho
Afridls, Is not known.
The Afrldls number about 30,000
tirst class hill fighters. A grave feat
ure of the situation is thut tho Anglo
Indian army is largely recruited from
An Army of Workmen Intimidate I'o
lire In lludapevt.
JiiriiAi'f.Hr, Aug. 35. A great strike
in the building trades began hero
MWIji ;uoro than so, 000 men aro
involved. The strikers in their en
oenvor to prevent others from work
ing repeatedly camo Into conflict with
tho police, and desperate pitched bat
tics ensued In several of the prlncipa'
streets of tho city. Two hundred per
sons havo been Injured, some danger
ously. The police have arrested 100
of the ringleaders.
Ills Cropi In Neliratkn.
Chicaoo, Aug. 35. A party of
seventy business men and representa
tive farmers have just returned from
a trip through Nebraska, where thoy
spent six days moving from point to
point in a special train placed at their
disposal by the Burlington road.
They reported tho crops ns something
phenomenal. Farmers are paying off
their mortgages from proceeds of tho
great wheut crop and will . soon com
mence to harvest the greatest corn
crop in the history of Nebraska. All
say Nebraska farmers are in excellent
shupe, anticipating a long period o'
Protecting Gold Seeker.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 35. The
schooner Moonlight was stopped last
night as It was preparing to leave for
Alaska in tow of the tug Col man. It
had a big deck load of freight listed
to port and In Its hold were 10 passen
gers, who, Inspector Brant considered,
under the circumstances, had littlo
chance of ever seeing the Yukon. The
Inspector ordered tho dock load re
moved and suitable provision mado for
the safety of tho passengers. Strict
H0LC0MB TO HEARST
NEW YORK JOURNAL MAN
. ASKS QUESTIONS
Which Xebraika'e Executive Answer
Tell of Our HI Wheat and I'orn Crop,
and Inrlctrntully Mentions One or Xn
A day or so ngo Uovcrnor Ilolcomb
received an inquiry from the editor of
the New York Journal, to which ho re
plied by wire. Following is the corres
pondence: "A number of renrcsuntutivo mer
chants of your section now vlsltinc
this city have expressed decidedly
hopeful viows of tho business outlook.
These opinions havo had it most bene
ficial effect bv their tendenev tn
strengthen confidence nnd promote
better tltnnu Will vnn 11. ,.!!,. .!,.
graph to tho Journal your opinion of
niu prospects 01 11 ousiiicss roviMii 111
your city, giving what you consider
tho best reasons to anticipate u pros
perous stuto of ti-udo for tho coming
autumn. W. It. IliiAiisr.
Editor New York Journal."
To this tho governor made reply:
"Nebiaskii has produced in lSOOncar
300,000,000 bushels of com, quite a per-
ceil til ire of Which vet reiunlim In tint
statu Corn crop this vear will initial
or excel that of last. Her crop of
wheat this year Is enormous, reaching
from 4(1. OIWI. (Will to to mm nun l...l...u
which, because of uctho foreign do
mauds is belli"- dlmwiMwl nf In- fi,i.mo,-i
nt much more satisfactory prices than
has been received of late. Live stock
interests havo assumed large propor
tions nnd nro constantly growing.
Even with prevailing low prices theso
nnd many otlier branches of industry
mm materially to Dtislness netiv t.v
Nebraskans have been buying but very
little during the period of business do-
little during the period of business de
pression, using their menus to meet
pressing obligations. They are now
beginning to buy carefully nnd only
when they havo the means to pay. No
Indebtedness Ik being contracted ex
cept when ability to meet it is certain,
business generally being conducted on
a safer basis than heretofore. 1 re
gard Nebraska as equal to any other
part of tho country In which to do a
satisfactory business under present
general conditions. With bimetallism
instead of a singlo gold standard, 11
tariff in tho interest of tho consumer
nnd producer in place of tho present
monopolistic und trust-breeding act
nnd satisfactory laws prohibiting
I rusts, Nebraskans would bo on tho
highroad to permnnent piosperify."
Itemilt of Land AiictlniM.
Land Commissioner Wolfe has figured
thu result of his recent trip to auction
the lenses of state lands. Ho finds ho
lias succeeded in leasing 31 per cent of
the lunds ho offered. The follow ing
table gives the figures, the bonus being
that uiuount received above the up
probed vnluu of tho land:
Ho till s
30,0 1 8
Hoy Hiii Hard Fall.
Ernest Thompson, tho ten-venr-olil
son of W. L. Thompson of Hebron, fell
irom a horse ono day last week and
lauded squarely on his head, sustain
ing nn ugly cut reaching across the
crown. It is not thought anything
serious will result, althoutrh ho was
unconscious for some time.
Certain preparatory orlc will bo
given by tho university freo this fall.
Tho Preparatory School to tho State
University at Lincoln, with C. W.
Wallnco as director, will carry all
others ut a nominal exponso of S5 to
615 a year. Full preparation Is o-lven
In two years or less to country school
and I-.Ighth grudo students. sneeinJ
rutcs being offered Sept. H-18.
Hud tho Klondike Finer.
Nothing particular has developed in
thu matter of the disappearance of L.
L. Roy, the Burlington agent nt Ithaca,
further than that searching parties
are out looking for all elites. Tho A.
t IT W 1...1. in ..... , . ..
vr. u. ,,. 11,., b.u lib Aiuaeu, 01 wnicn uoy
iviiu n mnin ,.,. l.no ..-.. 1 .. ...! l
650 for information" as U, This 'fat " 11. f hT i'V " VW,C'1 "j"?'1
has had tho Klondike fever for some ' ""' 1 lday' , .1 "is P-e.led by a
time und thero is u suspicion thut ho ptl" ":old uiml tl",t "isted for nearly a
may havo started for tho gold tleldH. I ',,,1' hour. The past week has bp,'
Ithaca people say that u team passed vcry col ttnd eloudy nuel corn has
rapidly through town tho night Roy ?'' out very little growth, and un
dlsuppeared and searchers have traced' !csh t" "wentlier from now on until
the team to tho Pluttu river and nru F'10 -M' September is favorable to
continuing the search. Roy leaves a '
who ami oahy. .Mrs. Hov Is prostrated
by tho blow.
I.I at the llottom of the Creek.
At tho bottom of Omaha creek, at
tho bridgo across the stream ut tho
old Oaks mills, about seven miles
southwest of Dakota City, now lies 11
new steam threshing engine and sep
arator, purchased two weeks ago at 11
cost of 53,400 by a syndicate of Danes
llvlllir below limner. At. nnnn l.VI.
day a now engineer, a stranger, was
mreii, und It now seems ho was uutlre-
IV linHt for tho nniitllnn. fni- It, ..,..,.-
Ing tho bridge above named ho guided
mu engine over the siuo ot tho bridge
and engine und separator went through
the railing and took a twenty-foot
drop. Tho parties on board, by 'lively
scrambling, made their cscupe unhurt.
Not long ago a man by tho name of
Albertson, who lived In the eastern
part of Cuming county, was adjudged
Insane by the local board nf liiHimltv
and sent to the Norfolk insane asylum.
uani wtck no escaped from that Insti
tution nnd the ail tlini-IMna ir n..tlll.,.l
Clerk of the Court Fred Melehcr. Tho
matter was reported to Sheriff Phillips
who located him at the homo of his
father east nf Vii.t. 1 ! ti... t...i.
ing of the patient lias been reported
to me authorities at Norfolk, but ho
will be left alone as long as ho be
haves himself. Ilia mania waa In In..-..
home la a nude condition.
STAT' FAIR PROSPECTS.
KTerytlilng on the Move to Make the V.
petition a Kuccrs.
The executive committee of tho state
board of agriculture met with tin
Omaha speed nssoclntlon to discuss
necessary improvements for the com
ing state fair. Tuesday the members
visited the grounds to inaugurate the
work of preparation for the fair.
Secretary Furnas snys that inquiries
and applications for space indicate that
the fair is to surpass any in former
years. There will be the largest show
of cattle siuce the time, sonic eight
years ngo, when it wus fouud neces
sary to build so many new stalls on
tho grounds at Lincoln. The show of
horses Is also polnc to bo belter than
for years. Dr. Peters, state veterinar
ian, will bo stationed on the ground to
sec that no stock infected with disease
is admitted. 11 nreentitlnn iletniitnlerl liv
The Omuhn fair nnd speed associa
tion is now having printed 835,000
bonds, which it Issues to create neces
sary funds with which to inuho im
provements mid pay outstanding
cluiins. There Is 11 piomise that the
transportation facilities will he mater
ially lmprocd this year. Police ap
pointments will bo announced soon.
No draying teams will bo allowed on
tho grounds except those licensed by
Ilnnirtli a Human Skeleton.
A human skeleton was found 11 few
mijsiigo on the farm of Hon Willis
near (iresham, York county, nnd as
there was nothing to identify the re
mains except two rings and u buckle,
till) frcncrnl imnressiou (h thut snme
tribe of Indians burled one of their
number there. Tho field has been un
der cultivation for tuoiitv viwn-u nml
1 1, r -'"lvUnn for twenty
lH,c e'".ave ,l'l"lf . the side
1 1(M utilo nf II 1.111
the rains washed the diet ilmvn sn f hut.
tho plow finally struck the remains'
and brought them to the surface. Tho
county attorney was notlllcd, but there
was no development which might leud
iu (ui-uuncauon, nnii me 1 cumins were
ordered reinterred nnd the place
Uoy Fall From the Train,
(ieorge Harlan. 11 Saunders county
boy, wns seriously injured early Tues
day morning by being thrown from a
Union Pacific train between Ames nnd
this city. About three weeks iil'o hu
nnd Snm Wlllnrd set out for thu Klon
llke unbeknown to their parents, and
ntended to get rich. Tho'Willurd boy
was onto tho way of trainmen and had
no trouble in being passed along..
When about 800 miles from home Will-
ird shook young Hnrlaii. who started
iJiiek home. It was on tho last pjrt of
his journey that hC was Injured. In
falling he probably fell on his head,
for he has acted qtiecrly und has had
several fits. His father, lints. Harlan,
of Cedar Bluffs, has been scut for.
Atlraited to Ni-hraxka.
licueral Passenger Agent Francis of
tho Burlington says that thero is
bound to be n greutcr movement of
immigration into the state this fall
than for many years. Ho says there
is already 11 marked increase In the at
tention being turned toward this state.
Tills year was the first In many yenrs
wherein the homcscchnrn.' i.vi.necl..
train hnd to be divided and run in two
sections. "Anil the good thing iibdut
it." suys Mr. Francis, "is that 11 great
proportion of those lioineseekern nre
apt to locate permanently in Ne
The Nebraska stnto bicycle circuit
as'farns arranged is ns follows: Be- t
utrice, September 3; Lincoln, Septem
ber 3; Mead, September 5; Ashland,
September 8; Omaha, September 11;
Fremont, September 13; York, Septem
ber 15 and 10 (two days); Urand Island,
Scpteinbo 17 or 18; Kearney, Septem
ber 30; North Plutto. September 31. In
addition to these towns, several more
In the western part of thu state will
accept dates, making tho citcuit ex
tend over the whole mouth.
Dwelling llmue llurued.
A gasoline stove exploded in the res
idence of Henry Bodmer, foreman of
the Lange Bros. Brewing compnny
at Urand Island, caused quite u serious
tire at noon Tuesday. While the depart
ment was promptly on hand tho explo
sion had given tho flames such bend
way that thero will bo ut least a lot-s
of 8500 on the house and Mr. Bodmer
will lose 3400 on personal property.
Wmllt Wari u.!i..-
want warm cither,
''" Jhe early frost will catch n largo
per cent of It.
Last Sunday w hilo a young man by
M10 name of Dodd, living near St. F.d
wurds,was driving ncross a bridgo on a
load of hnv tho brldire cave war. nr.
cipitatlng the wagon to tho bottom of
tho ravine. One of tho young man's
legs was broken in two pluccs and lie
was taken to tho homo of his brother-in-law,
Mr. Liugle, where ho is being
Yost Bros', threshing outfit was
burned last Saturday on tho farm of
Henry Sinner, five miles north of Clay
Center. They had just pulled up to
the grain stacks and gone to dinner
and tho fire had got under good head
way before it was noticed. Four stacks
of grain were burned besides tho sep.
Omaha Man Killed Hear Bl.lney.
W. .1. Maxwell, a resident of Omaha
who was very extensively interested
in stock and real estate in Gheyenuo
county, was killed in a runaway at
Camp Clark Sunday. The particulars
Uils wdting! "r0 "0t obt,nab'o a-
rrm llnuie llurne.L
'he ono and u half story house of
John Hall, who resides six miles south
regulations win oc enforced to pre
vent the overcrowding of vessels leav
ing for tbeNorth. , I
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