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v Farmers of Nebraska Likely to
WILL RUN UP AGAINST GAME LAWS.
Spreading of 1'oUoii to Kill Urasthoppers
Remit In Death of .Many Insect
ivorous Hints p.ntl Is In
Jurloui to Farms.
Chief Game Warden Slmpkius receiv
ed notice Tuesday Unit in home parts
of Western Nebraska the furraers had
spread poisoned food for grasshoppers
and as n result the hoppers as well as
quail, prairie chickens and all kinds
of birds are being slaughtered. This
plan is contrary to law and Professor
Ilruner, of the university, state ento
mologist, joins with the chief game
warden in condemning it as being det
rimental to the interests of the farm
ers. Professor lruner said that he
had often warned the people not to
follow such a plan In the hope of get
ting rid of grasshoppers. He believes
the farmers arc doing themselves more
harm in killing off insectivorous birds
than they are doing good in getting
rid of a limited number of grusshopers.
The following letter from W. W.
Tesch, chairman of the Dawson county
game protective association executive
board, explains how the poison is used
and tells of the results:
Lkxinoton, Neb., July SH, WOl
0 cargo It. Simphins, Chief Warden
Jear Sir: Hero is a new complication.
We are cursed with grasshoppers and
the farmers are using paris green,
London purple and arsenic in a bran
feed for them. It kills the hoppers,
also every bird in the neighborhood.
Kvery day hay cutters are reporting
finds of chickens, quail, larks, doves,
bobolinks and black birds. What can
we do? Yours respectfully,
W. W. Tkbch.
Chief (lame Warden Slmpklns says
he will prosecute any one who Is found
killing birds with poison. His action
will be based on section Ha of the new
game law, eclating to insectivorous and
Section 3a It shall be unlawful for
any person in the stotc of Nebraska to
kill, injure or harm any robin, lark,
thrush, blue bird, king bird, wren, jay,
swallow, oriole, wood pecker, yellow
hammer, cuckoo,, yellow bird, bobo
link, or other bird or birds of liko na
ture that promote agriculture or horti
culture by feeding on noxious worms
and insects, or that are attractive in
appearance or cheerful in song. Pro
vided, hawks and owls may be killed
on one's own premises. It shall be un
lawful for any person to destroy nests
und eggs or carry away the eggs or
young of any of the birds described in
this section. Provided, that schools,
colleges and universities may, when
authorized so to do by the game and
fish commissioner, take or kill for edu
cational or scientific purposes, not to
exceed twenty-five in number of any
one species or kind of. birds protected
by this section.
The penalty is a fine of ?." for each
RODGERS TAKEN HOME.
Man Shot liy Kllroy Muy Not Prosecute
Jessie Hodgcrs, who was shot by Mike
K II ray and seriously injured near Ray
mond, Neb., some weeks ago, has been
taken to his home at Maysville, Mo.
Ho was getting along nicely with the
wound inflicted but the paralysis still
remained to make him partially help
less His brother, who came soon
after the shooting, remained with him
until it wns. thought safe to remove
him and then it was dcided that he
could get all the treatment necessary
at his home. It is probable in view of
the nature of the case that Itodgcrs
had no great desire to press the prose
cntlon of Kilroy or he would have re-
inalncd In the elty to' act as complain
Klmberly Craves llellef.
A letter has been received at the
navy department from Admiial Kim
licrley asking to be excused from the
Schley court of inquiry on account of
the state- of his health. The admiral
is understood to be suffering from
heart trouble. The application was
placed in tho hands of Secretary Long,
who will dispose of the matter from
his home in Iligham, Mass.
Admiral Schley has made answer to
the precept. Tho letter was mailed by
his counsel last night, but tho navy
department olllcials say it has not yet
been received at the department.
Hand Caught la a Thresher.
William Pctrashck, a liohcmlan far
mer, living three miles cast of Table
Hock, Neb., hud his right hand caught
1 in the cylinder of a threshing machine
and badly disfigured, although it is
thought the hand will bo saved. He
was engaged In repairing the cylinder
teeth, and tho steam was turned on by
tho engineer, it is clahr.el without any
Child llrowns In Water Tank.
Mike- Bauer, the four-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Ilauor, was
drowned in a large water tank at tho
homo of his parents, a mile south of
Nebraska City. The tank was placed
about eighty rods from the house and
contained about five feet of water.
Several children -were playing there,
and tho Ilauer boy was standing on
'tho edgo reaching in witli u can and
then throwing water on his playmates.
'On one of t'lo dips he reached too far
' Vcamo overlalanccd and t ill in.
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CHURCH HOWE WELCOMED
friends mill Neighbor .lulu In tilting
lllin n Morning ltercpllon,
An Auburn. Neb.. July 30 dispatch
says: Five or six thousand people as
sembled In the city park this evening
to welcome Major Church Howe, con
sul to Sheffield, Kng. The crowd was
composed of neighbors and friends who
had known him for years. Mr. Howe
was met at Omaha by a reception com
mittee that acted as an escort to Au
burn which was reached at 13:35. The
reception committee formed in a dou
ble line at the train, when Auburn
was readied, through which passed a
carriage containing Mr. Howe, Cover
nor Savage, ex-Governor Furnas and
Mayor Darrah. I
After Mr. Howe had dined with his
family the line of march reformed at
his residence and moved to the city
park. A platform was beautifully
decorated wlthflags. W. II. KlllingaV
presided nt the meeting and made an
earnest speech of welcome on behalf of
the city. Kx-Governor Furnas follow
ed on behalf of the county and told of
his groat admiration for Mr. Howe,
an admiration that had been held to
firmly ever since he met htm thirty
years ago. '
Coventor Savage welcomed him in
Ix-lmlf of the state.
In response to all of these encom
iums responded with a voice shak
en with emotion. After speaking for
it short time he recovered and greeted
TRAFFIC TIED UP.
Strike at Sail Francisco of Huge Propor
tions Shipping at Standstill. '
The lalwr troubles in San Francisco
reached a crisis and as a result marine
trulllc and labor alongshore nre almost
at a standstill, and industries almost
The order for a general walkout of
the city front federation was made
effective Tuerday morning. The city
front federation comprises fourteen
unions, with a memlicrship of about
l.'i,(K)(l. Twelve thousand men have
obeyed the order.
The city front federation is com
posed of the following organizations:
Sallors''unlon of the Pacific, four local
unions of 'longahoremcn, marine fire
men, brotherhood of teamsters, ship
and steamboat joiners, porters, pack
ers, warehousemen, ship, clerks, pile
drivers and bridge builders, hoisting
engineers, steam and hot water fitters
and coal teamsters.
When the order to walk out went
into effect all the big shipping com
panies, with one exception, were left
without a union man. By a special
agreement entered Into some time ngo
between the Pacific Coast Steamship
company and the firemen's union, fire
men remained on ths vessels of that
company. Four coasting steamers
a ship and a schooner, were the only
vessels that went to sea.
KANSAS MAY GET CORN
Itenetlceiit Italnfall Causes Change In
Opinion May (Jet Sotno Corn.
A Kansas City dispatch of July 30,
says: The drouth has been broken in
Kansas and Missouri by good rains that
have fallen in heavy and frequent
showers since Sunday morning. Tho
outlook is good for moru rnin. Co).
Ceo. W. Veale, who has closely watch
ed conditions in Kansas for a score of
years, said that Kansas would "alsu
nearly a half crop of corn. The ato
planted corn, he said, was. already
showing signs of life and vigor and all
that had not tasscled out before tho
rains would make moro than half a
crop. Ho said the people would raise
sufficient forage feed for all tho cattle
now on the rango in Kansas. Tho
rain will greatly benefit fall pastures.
HIS MIND A BLANK
Man Charged With Theft Lays It to the
Detective Harry of Pittsburg, Penu.,
arrived in Omaha recently with Ceorgo
It. Staley, who is wanted for the sup
posed larceny of between 8300 nnd 8500
from the United States railway com
pany, in whoso employ he had been for
some time. Staley left Pitsburg and
was not iieard from until he was seen
ut Itcnnington, Neb., where he wan
begging from door to door. He sayi
his mind is a blank nnd that ho rcrncm
bcrs nothing since he left the'east. It
is supposed that he became insane from
the heat. When arrested ho had 813
Ho consented to go back to Pittsburg
without a requisition from tho govcr
nor of Pennsylvania.
Making Lots of Money.
Chief Wilkio of tho secret service has
received a numb:r of bank notes print
ed from tho original plates waul by tho
State bank of New Ilrunswklc, N. J
over fifty years ago. If is said that
possibly 32,000,000 of these notes are In
circulation between New York and and
Heat Severn nt Cincinnati.
Five deaths nnd ton prostrations
from heat are reported from Cincinnati
The maximum temperature was 07 de
grees. The heat was somewhat brok
en by a recent shower.
Kick of Horse llreaks Leg.
Tho fourteen-year-old son S. T. Hal
ley, who lives in tho northern part of
Johnson county, Neb., was riding a
horse in a pasture when another horse
kicked him. Ho was struck on the
foot and the ankle bone was broken,
Sharkey and Jeffries to Meet.
Tom Sharkey has received and ac
cepted an offer to meet James J. Jeff
rie! before tho SanFraneisco athlctia
club in September. The details of tho
match will now be speadlly ratified.
Big Land Lottery Begins at El
Reno in Earnest.
m THOUSAND ARC HADE HAPPY
That Number Disposed of on Mrt Day
Young Wichita Woman tlcls Seronil
Choice In Lawton District nuil
Secures Valuable. Claim.
Oklahoma's groat land lottery began
Monday at F.l Reno, and when thceom
inlssloners appointed by the federal
government adjourned the drawing for
the day one thousand of the choicest
of the in,ouooncahundrt'tl mid sixty acre
trusts In the Kiowa-l'oninnoho country
had been awarded.
The first name drawn from the wheel
was that of Stephen A. Ilnlcomb of
Paul's Valley, I. T.j for a homestead
In the Kl llcno district, and the second
Leonard Lamb, of Augusta. Oklahoma.
These two men selected the two choic
est claims in this district.
The capital prize winner, however,
yrovrd to lie James It. Wood, of
Wcntherford, Okl., whose utiinu was
the first to come from the Law-ton dis
trict wheel, and Miss Mattic II. Heals,
of Wichita, Kas., who drew the second
number in that district- They will
have the privilege of making the first
filings in the Lawton district and will
undoubtedly choose the two qunrter
sections adjoining that town. These
are considered the most valuable in
the territory, und it is estimated,
worth from 830,000 to 840,000 each.
When Miss Hattie Heals' ticket was
drawn Colonel Dyer cried out: "I
have the pleasure- to announce the
name of the first woman to draw a
prize, Hattie H. Hjils, of Wichita,
Then Colonel Dyer gave her descrip
tion as twenty-three years old and five
feet three inches in height, just the
height of Woods. Instantly the crowd
caught the hnmor of the situation nnd
thousands of throats sent up the shout:
"They must get married."
The eighteenth winner in the Law
ton district was Minerva McCllntoek,
aged 35 years, of Oklohoma City. She
was married Sunday and by this act
forfeits her right to file for a claim.
She might have chosen a claim near a
county seat town worth several thou
Throughout the day was one replete
with interesting scenes. It is esti
mated that fully 35,000 persons wit
nessed the drawing. Tho immense
throng was wrought up to the highest
piich. The drawing of the first names
were followed by a mighty shout that
reverberated between the hills and
must have been heard for miles over
Lone Wolf nnd Oilier Indians Don't (Set
The department of justice received n
telegram stating that Judge Krwin of
the United States court in Oklahoma
had denied tho application of Lone
Wolf and other Indians for an injunc
tion restraining the government from
distributing land in that territory by
The First Woman.
Miss Mnttie II. Heals, who drew the
eecond number at Lawton, is employed
at the central telephone office in Wich
ita. She lives with her mother, who
is a widow. She has a brother, who is
a freight conductor on the Santa Fc
railroad, and a.younger sister living at
home with her mother.
BULLET ENTERS BRAIN.
Yonug Fremont Youth Archlentnlly
At Fremont. Neb., Kdwnrd Connor,
nboy aged 13 years, was shot nnd in
stantly killed Monday evening last by
a bullet from a revolver. Whether the
shooting was done by himself or by
his brother Linden is not positively
The two lads in company with an
other boy named Whitford were pre
paring to play that they were making
war and fighting battles when the
tragedy occurred. They had two air
rifles and the revolver, which was filled
with shells. Kdwnrd emptied all the
chambers, as he thought, and then
started to hand the weapon to his
brother with the remark that tho lat
ter might proceed to use it. At this
point the report of a shot rang out and
Kdwnrd fell dead, the ball having
pierced his left eye and penetrated the
Struck by Lightning.
The home of Frank Robinson, four
miles north of Norden, Neb., wns
struck by lightning during tho recent
storm. Mr. Itobinson was sitting near
tho door holding his little slx-ycar-old
bon between his knees when tho light
ning passed down the chimney, instant
ly killing the boy nnd paralyzing the
father from the waist down.
Omaha Man Oets Contract.
Hlds were opened nt the Indian office,
for tho construction of n brick sshool
building und frame hospital at the
Genoa, Neb., Indian school. Andrew
Klewnt of Omaha was the lowest bid
der at 832,0fl0for the school and 53,390
for the hospital.
Wind Moves a Hani.
Tho farm of Mr. Norden, who lives
three miles north of Herman, was vis
ltcd by a baby tornado which moved
a largo new barn off its foundation and
nicked up a lumber wagon nnd carried
it several yards.
MUST COME QUICKLY
l'csts In South Africa Noon F.ngland Sola
Following the Information cabled
that rumors of an important step tow
ard enforcing peace between Knglnnd
nnd the Hoers had prevailed tho house
of commons nt London for several days
came a speech from Gibson Howies,
conservative, that caused a profound
sensation, says the London correspond
ent of the New York World.
Mr. Howies gave the government sol
emu warning that unless jn-ace was
made in South Africa before spring
extremely grave complications would
confront Knglaud In I'.urope. The
speaker declared further that he knew
negotiations had been proceeding on
the continent within the last six
mouths and were still alive, with tho
object of inducing or enforcing peace.
In view of these conditions, lie said,
Knglnnd could not persist in outraging
the feelings of the great powers with,
out paying a heavy penalty.
A ministerial contradiction of the
statements made by Mr. Howies was
looked for lint none came.
I'pon Inquiry in tho lobby of the
author of the warning u World corre
spondent learned that Mr. Howies,
though a conservative, Is somewhat
disaffected and more or less antagonis
tic to the ministry, referred in his
speech to a movement set on foot by
Premier Deknypcr of Holland, aided by
Queen Wilheltnina, in which ho had
succcdcil In interesting the emperor of
Germany and the e.ar of Russia so far
that their negotiations were fast ap
proaching a point when Knglnnd could
no longer safely ignore thorn.
RADCLIFE CAUSES TROUBLE
Mliup With Colorado (lame Warden He
collies Noted Case.
William Kndellffe, owner of a lease
on the Grand Mesa lakes In Delta coun
ty, Colorado, has been summoned to
Washington for consultation with the
state department. This gives an in
ternational aspect to tho recent shoot
ing of two men by a deputy game war
den, the burning of Itndcllffe's hotel
and threatened lynching of Radoliffe
by a mob of Delta county cltlens.
ItadellfTe claims to be a subject of
King Kdwnrd and hns appealed to his
government to protect his life and have
him reimbursed for tho destruction of
RIOT BY THRESHING OUTFIT
Smash llitnsns Joints llecniise They Can
not Clot Liquor.
A Wichita, Kan., dispatch says: Eight
threshing machine crews struck tho
town of Colwleh, and beenuso they
could not get liquor on nccount of the
Sunday law, they smashed five joints
and In addition wrecked a number of
town pumps. Tho citizens organized
n party to cause their arrest, but tho
threshers mado them retreat. Tho
rioting was resumed when tho citizens
again tried to nrrest the thresheres,
but again they had to give up. Tho
sheriff has been called for.
LAUNCHING OF THE MAINE
lllg lluttlcshlp Successfully Takes lltt
The battleship Maine, designed to bo
bigger, stronger and faster than her
namesake, whoso shapeless mass still
lies in the harbor of Havana, was
launched from the Cramps yards. Ono
of the largest crowds was present tint
hns ever seen a warship leave the wayB
at Cramps, and patriotism burst fortli
ns she plunged into tho water.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Huffalo police closed up the midway
Hear Admiral John Irwin, retired,
died Sunday at his home In Washing
ton. Washington advices are to tho effect
that our trade with Japan is satisfac
tory, and on the increase.
Knnsns farmers are plautlng kafflr
corn, turnips, and other produce that
will furnish feed for stock.
At Heed's Station, Intl., John Hens
ley wns shot and killed by Nelson
Fritz during a general row.
lly an explosion of gas nt the new
water works tunnel east of Cincinnati
eight men were seriously injured and
three nnrrowly escaped.
A sack of 1,000 silver dollars has
mysteriously disappeared from tho
Commercial National bank of Chicago
and no trace of it can be found.
Fire of unknown origin at Philadel
phia, Pa., destroyed the yarn mill of
Henry Schndcwald, in tho northeastern
section of that city. Loss, 87.-1,000.
MarMn'do llruyn, a Peoria, III., tin
ner, shot nnd killed his wife and then
fired 11 bullet into his own brain, dying
iustantiy. Five children are left or
phans. Russell Pierce, a twelvc-ycnr-old boy
of Fremont tried to cat fire at a circus
performance given by some youngsters
of the city. The result was that his
face and mouth will bo permanently
Ambassador Choalo has left London
for Holland, and It Is believed ho left
in response to an invitation from Presi
dent Krugcr, who dcBlres him to act as
mediator In bringing about a settle
ment of the war.
Two tramps held up Nels Peterson
nnd Henjamln Anderson, near Hello
Plnlne, Minn, robbing both, beating
Petersen and shooting Anderson,whose
headless body was found by tho track.
Anderson was thrown from tho train
and his head cut off by tho wheels.
The men were from Chicago, en routa
Vj the harvest fields.
ANt THE RAIN CAME
Copious Showers Fall Over Corn
PRECIPITATION VARIES IN DEPTH
Nearly Kvery Slate In the Corn licit
Touched by the Lting-I.ookcd-For
and Anslnuslj-rrajed-For Italu
Other News nf Importance,
Whether or not the rain came In re
sponse to the appeals to the Lord for
moisture will perhaps bo a mntter of
dispute, but the unanswerable proposi
tion confronts the people that the
states prayed for rain and it rained
Saturday and Sunday in the corn belt.
The rain of Saturday In Nebraska
extended along the northern division
of the Hurllngton road. Hcpdrts were
few from the territory south of Lin
coln. Hctween Seward and Mil ford It
was Tcry heavy, the fall being esti
mated at between one and two Inches.
From Kcnesaw to Denton on the main
lino of the Hurllngton the same fall
was reported and the same heavy rain
fall from Hnvenua to Woodlnwn. Three
inches fell nt Ashland and three Inches
rt Hampton. There was rain east of
Lincoln and nt II o'clock licit rice- re
ported a heavy shower still in propresH.
Indications were that tho southern
portion of the state was getting its
The great heat wave, that has been
hovering over Nebraska since June 21
seemed broken before the rain. Ualns
In other pnrts of tho state and in some
portions of Kausasand Missouri seemed
to temper the hot winds from that di
rection and tlio thermometer during
tho entire day made no record-breaking
feats. Generous showers Sunday are
reported from many points In Nebn s
Ua. A Topeka, Kan., dispatch says: Kan
sas has been fully redeemed from tho
ravages of the drouth. The. rain which
started in numerous sections of tho
stnto Saturday night continued Sun
day. Kvery indication points to a pro
longed rainy spell, which will hoof In
estimable value. Farmers report that
there will lie much late corn, and the
rain will Insure excellent fodder. Tho
estimates of the probable yield of corn
range from five to twenty-bushels to
the acre. Apples and pears with nny
thing like favorable conditions will
make a largo crop. The Santa Fo rail
road reports tho rain extending thirty
miles west on their systems and cast to
Kansas City. On the Uock Island and
Union Pacific systems, farther north,
tho area covered is about tho same.
Tills ends the drouth in the sections
mentioned for tho present, tho rain re
filling the streams and restoring pas
turage. The rainfall was an inch nnd
three-quarters over the state, 100 miles
west of Knnsns City.
TO RNADOUN BOTTLES RAIN
Sedgwick County. Kunsns, (Jets Ifrnvy
A special from Hatfield, Sedgwick
county, Knnsns, says that a small tor
nado nenr there destroyed considerable
farm property, blowing down fences,
outhouses, barns, wheat stacks, etc.
After tho wind censed, rain fell in tor
rents and did not ceasu until an Inch
and a half had fallen.
Woniun Itefused Ills Suit.
Peter Tillbury, an Iron worker nt
Muncie, Intl., called at tho homo of
Kate Phlnney and threw tho contents
of a small bottle of carbolic acid Into
the face of Mrs. Mary Torrey, a guest,
burning out tho woman's eyes and
burning her neck, breast and nrms
frightfully. Tho man has pleaded
with tho woman to marry him for
Grade Crossing; Accident.
An Akron, O., dispatch says: A car
rlngo containing W. C. Matson, wife,
son and daughter was struck by au
Krlc train at Old Forge. Tho vehicle
was wrecked and tlio horso killed. Tho
boy, aged two years, was killed nnd
tho girl, aged six, Is probably fatally
injured. Mrs. Mntson Is seriously
hurt, Matson's injuries are blight.
President Mnints Pardon.
The pcrsldent hns granted a pardon
to John F. Johnson, former president
of the State National bank of Logans
port, Intl., who was convicted of mis
appropriating funds of the bnnk nnd
other violations of the national bank
ing net. Ho was sentenced to ten
years in tho penitentiary and already
had served five years.
Machine Shops Ilurned.
The machine shops of the American
Machine and Foundry company located
at Hanover, Pa., has been destroyed by
fire. Tlio loss is estimated at from
875,000 to 8135,000. This plant was
owned by the American Tobacco com
pany and wns used in the manufacture
of its machinery. Two hundred men
are thrown out of employment.
Crushed lleneath Engine.
Itrltt Gooch, one of Johnson county's
most highly respected citizens, lost his
life nenr Cook, Neb., by a bridge giv
ing way with a threshing machine en
glne. He wns caught between tho en
gine nnd water tank nnd wns so badly
mangled that ho died In a few hours.
Ho leaves a wlfo and son.
George Tomazln, for moro thnn a
quarter of a century a prominent resi
dent of llurrows township, Platte
county, died last week from tho effectB
KENNAN INVITED TO LEAVE) j
American Lectnrer Not Wanted In the,
Country nf the Crar
At St. Petersburg, Russia, Inst I'rW
day, a high police officer called upon
George Kcnnnn, the American author
and lecturer, nnd Informed hlin that ho
must leave the country by 10 o'clock
Mr. Kcnnnn wns not allowed to Jcavo
his room nt the hotel In tho Interim,
but wns courteously treated. This ac
tion by tho Russian authorities is tak
en under the law giving tho minister
of the Interior power to expel undesir
able foreigners. Tim notice served 011
Mr. Kcnnnn characterized htm an un
trustworthy politically. Mr. Kcnnnn
has Informed the United Slates minis
ter to Russia, Charletungnn Tower, of
this act of the Russian nuthoritles,but(
has not asked Mr. Tower to intervcno
in ttie matter.
PARTIES GET TOGETHER.
Workmen nnd Steet MIU Mailers Hold
Formal negotiations for n settlement
of the great stcol strike wcro opened at
a conference in New York between
President Shaffer and Secretary Will
lams of tho amalgamated association
nM.T. P. Morgan and a group of his
1. v-lates of the United States steel
coiporation. The conference and thu
movements of tho conferees wcro secret
and no intimation of tho result of tho
deliberations has como from nny ono
In authority. It is expected that n,
oriunl nunouueemoutof tho peace com
pact will como in n few days.
FINED FOR KILLING A DEER
Tiro I'linmee County Man Fined anil Con
victed Last Saturday. '
Odo and Art Pcrcival of tho south
part of Pawnee county, Neb., wcro
tried before tho county judge under
the old game law for killing a deer.
Thu net was committed last winter.
The ease was prosecuted by tho county
attorney, the jury brought in a verdict!
of guilty and a line of 820 each was Im
posed. The caso was appealed by tho
defendants nnd will como up at tho
next term of district court. Tho dcor
In question Is supposed to 10 tho ono
Hint escaped several years ngo from
J C. Atkinson's deer park.
Deficit In Kansas.
Hreausc tho legislature failed to pro
vide sutllclent revenue to pay the ap
propriations made, a deficit of nbout
84(H),(HK) will occur in Knnsas treasury
at tho close of the fiscal year 1003. Tho
appropriations for tlio next fiscal year
llgKr,'K!llu 81,033,314 while tho revenuo
provided amounts to but four millions.
The deficit of 8033,314 will bo reduced
somewhat by tho fees received from tho
statu departments which, during the
samo time, aggregate usually 10m
8300,000 to 8350,0Q0.
Confesses to Theft,
E. M. Smallwood, living in Indian
apolis, Ind., clerk in the railway mall
service, has been nrrcstcd on tho chargo
of taking money from tho malls. II 0
ran between Indinnnpollu and Pitts
burg. He admitted his guilt. His
bail was fixed ut 83,000. Hu is 45 years
old and has been in tlio mall service
Hies While Digging Well.
John Dunn of Unndllla, Nob., met
death in a well which ho was boring
on thu Black farm southwest of town.
Ho was down in the well at work after
makiiigndynamlto blast and in thought
ho was taken with n spell of which ho
was continually subject, and was dead,
when taken out. Ho leaves a wife and
six children in very poor circumstances
Department No Mora.
The war department has issued for
mal orders closing up tho department
of Alaska and merging it into tho de
partment of Columbia. General Gcorgo
M. Randall, with his personal and de
partmental staff, is ordered to Van
couver ba racks to take command of tho
department of Columbia. Tho change
will take place September 15.
Wife Hunewhlpf Girl.
A sensational episode occurred at
Hartford City, Ind., when Mrs. Georgo
Grey, a society leader, horsewhipped
Grace Harris on one of the public
streets of tlio city, Tho girl was in tho
company of her husband at the time.
Tho husband looked on without inter
Doesn't Out Bond.
Hond for Lulu Prince Kennedy, un
der sentence of ten years in tho peni
tentiary for tho murder of her hus
band nt Kansas City, wns refused by
Judge Wofford in the criminal court.
Tho bond had been set at 810,000, and
two business men offered to assume it,
but tho judge was not satisfied with
the security offered.
Child Killed Hy Wagon.
The 8-year-old child of Ludwig Ehl
crs, living four miles southeast of Win
side, was killed while taking a team
and wagon to tho house from the har
vest field. It is supposed ho was over
come by heat und'fell from the wagon
and that the wheels passed over hla
head, crushing it.
Uadly Kicked by m Han:
At Nemaha Will Flack was kicked by
a horso ho was leading to water and
seriously injured. Tho horse struck
him in tho right side between the ribs
nmThlp, knocking him about twenty
feet. Ho is suffering severely, but it
is not thought his injuries will prove
The transport Meade has arrived ai
San Francisco from Manila. The
Meade brings the Eighth battery oi
field artillery, forty iaeane and twenty
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