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Will Beat Its Greatest Yield by
REPORTS FROM SEVENTY-N1HC CPL'NTIES
VMIml7, Hare Vlrl.l t rlm Tw
llonrtrr.l ihI I hlrtytUc to Two
llumtreil himI iifty Million
llimhel oilier XcMg
fir2,,llri,tlon of rp,or received
rom .100 correspondents living in slx-
,LnHl fr !!' bl'8t l(,r IroiluflnB
(ountles of knnsas nlmw that the corn
I, f.i f0,r XlilH yra1' wl" ,IP nly 235
million bushels. Other estimates have
irSrc,,..wh" ' ro,'a,,' y'plil ns hli;h as
.W) million bushels. Two months ago
ie?e same correspondents estimated
the wheat crop nt ?.& million bushels,
when other estimates placed It at twice
w that amount. The government esti
mate for Kansas now places the yield
at 354 million bushels. Last year the
corn crop failed on account "of the
drought. The product was 42.CC.",72
liWHhelB. The greatest yield was In
IMP. 225.1S:!.432 bushels.
The 300 correspondents were asked
lo answer the following rpiestions:
"What progress has been made In
plowing for wheat?" "Whnt per rent
of the threshing Is finished?" and.
"What is the present condition of the
iTSf growing corn?" A suminarv of tin.
answers to the first two questions
shows that little plowing has been
done, because the ground Is hard and
dry, except In a few of the more fa
vored localities which have had occa
sional showers, and the correspond
ents agree that two-thirds of the
threshing lias been completed and that
the movement of wheat to the market
soon will cease. From two to five cor
respondents have reported on the con
dition of corn from each county in the
corn belt. Where the estimates of the
correspondents are similar one rejwrt
is used. Where the reports differ they
are given as "fair," "good" or "poor."
according to the report. The condi
tions are given by counties ns follows:
Allen Good, fine, never better.
Atchison Early corn made, late
corn fair to good.
Anderson Corn good, doing well,
Brown Corn crop will be big.
Barton Uadly burnt, not make one
Hourbon Corn from good to very
Butler Corn damaged by hot wave,
poor to average.
Clay Upland burned some, bottoms
fair to good.
Cloud North part of county good,
south part poor.
Cowley Fair, good, average.
Cherokee Good, average very fine.
Crawford Good very good.
Coffey Good, full crop.
Chase Average, good and fair only.
Chautauqua Very good, average.
A Doniphan Very good; big crop.
v Dickinson Prospects for good crop.
Decatur Corn will not make much.
Douglns Bottoms very good; up
Elk From fair to good crop.
Ellsworth Only fair; needs rain
Franklin From fair and average to
Greenwood Bottoms very good; up
lands only fair.
Geary Some damage to corn; fair
Harvey Fair to good.
Harper Fair; one-half to two-thirds
Jewell Two-thirds to average crop;
Jackson Good prospects; fine.
Jefferson Good; very good.
Johnson Best In many yenrs.
Kingman Badly damaged.
Leavenworth Fine; good and ex
cellent are tho reports.
Lincoln Corn badly damaged; one
fourth to one-hnlf crop.
Labette Eighty to 105 per cent.
Lyon Reports from fair to average
Linn Corn good, but late corn needs
Montgomery Good to excellent.
Marshall From average to extra
Marion Corn injured by hot winds,
from fair to average.
McPherson Fulr to very good.
Miami Very good.
Mitchell Only fair.
Morris Good; line. .
Nemaha Over 100 per cent crop.
Neosho Fine; never better.
Norton From poor to fair.
Osage Corn good; line prospects.
Osborne Corn badly burned; very
Ottawa From poor to average.
I'rntt One-half to three-fourths
Phillips Only fair; needs rain.
Pottnwattomle Good average crop.
Hooks Very badly burned.
Itice Injured by not winds, only
Russell Fifty per cent damage.
Republic Corn injured 20 per cent.
Reno Damaged 50 per cent by hot
Riley Two-thirds to nverage crop.
Shawnee Uplands injured, bottoms
Sumner Good aveiago crop.
Sedgwick Indications for full crop.
Saline Condition poor, fall, diving
Stafford One-third to two-thirds
Smith With plenty rain one-hnlf to
Washington Fair. poor. good.
Wabaunsee Corn fair to good.
Wynndotte Very good.
Woodson Good and very good.
WllEon Good, fine.
W. T. .Llndsey, editor of the Or
leans. Ntir'ourler, was assaulted by
Max Coffc&'young fanner living east
of Alma. Lindsey Is badly injured,
hut will recover. When tho officers
went after Coffey he fled to the timber,
but gave himself up tonight. The as
sault, it !b claimed, was without
PROCLAIMS LABOR DAY
Governor Savage Sell Apart September
1 for Toller
Governor Savage has Issued tho
usual labor day proclamation desig
nating September 1 as n day to bo
observed In n mnnner proper by all.
The proclamation Is as follows:
"By virtue of the authority vested
In me by law. and in compliance with
nn express statutory provision, I. Ezra
P. Savage, governor of Nebraska, do
hereby proclaim and designate Mon
day. September I, 1002, labor day.
"To the hnnd that tolls society Is
lnrgely indebted for its existence, wel
fare and happiness. Idleness, whether
In high or low stations of life, Ib a
germ of crime, it Ih n fungus growth
on Industry. No pestilence contains
so many elements of danger. Inbor
Is a heritage. Providence decreed thnt
man should earn Ills bread by the
sweat of his brow. Tho law of Indus
try therefore Is immutable. To toll is
an hereditary legacy whose title can
not be passed. Conditions may strlko
uneven balances between Individuals,
which may and do manifest their
presence and Influence In the form of
Industrial disquietude, but tho most
pltlnble object Is, not the ono who
Is required to labor Incessantly, but
the ono whose keenest solicitude In
clines to physlcnl lethargy. Human
architecture contemplates labor, and
be thnt avoids labor contravenes na
ture's laws and does that which Is In
tended to transform him Into a social
moral and physical derelict. Honor
aide employment in whatever capacity
contnlns none of the essence of dis
respect. If there Is one thing which
more than another entitles tin Indi
vidual to popular respect, it is that he
eschews Idleness. That alone masks
him with virtue in the estimation of
"A day dedicated to Industry should
therefore be observed In a proper mnn
ner by nil, and I do therefore respect
fully request that on tho foregoing
date the transaction of business be
suspended In a degree consistent with
the public needs, that all places for
the transaction of public business bo
closed and that the day be observed
generally in a manner befitting the
"In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the great
seal of the state of Nebraska to be
"Done nt Lincoln, this IGth day of
August, A. D. 1902.
"EZRA P. SAVAGE.
GIVES WOMAN A SCARE
Ilurghir nt I'luttftiiioutli Frlchteua Mn.
The home of Charles Lamphear. in
the south part of Pluttsmouth, Neb.,
was entered by a burglar. Mr. Lam
phear had gone to town early In tho
evening, and his wife sat down to read
a paper. An hour later she heard
someone quietly enter the kitchen
door. Thinking It was her husband
returning, she paid no attention to the
occurrence, but a moment later, when
she looked up, she was startled to seo
n strange man standing beforo her.
She called loudly for help and the, In
truder then attempted to choke her
with a towel. Neighbors heard her
screams, but when assistance arrived
the man had disappeared.
AiiRiiftt SO, I'rayer Dnjr
At one of tho noon-day prayer meet
ings held in Lincoln, In tho summer
of 1901, for nil Christians, It was sug
gested thnt it would be desirable to
have n special day of prayer on the
last Friday of August.
The thought Is that the day be mado
pre-eminently a day of prayer rather
than for sermons or nddresses. It is
recommended that each church havo
one or two meetings during the day
and thnt union services bo held In tho
evening whenever practicable. It Is
suggested also that wherever advisable
that a special gospel campaign be In
augurated, beginning If possible on
The call Is not only to the Chris
tians of Lincoln nnd the state of Ne
braska, but to all whom the Lord may
lead to respond to It.
Strum I'lnvr In Knuna
The partial failure of tho wheat crop
In Sumner county has not dismayed the
big wheat planters, who nre now pre
paring their ground for a bigger crop
than ever next year. In the south
part of the county steam plows nre In
use, nnd nenr South Haven three of
these monster Implements are at work
now turning over tho ground ns fast
as possible. The ground is in fine
shape for plowing owing to tho splen
did rains of the past summer. Dr. T.
J. Hollingsworth of South Haven, who
Is ono of tho wealthlestw heat growers
in tills county, has a steam plow in
operation o nliis farms and says ho
will plant moro wheat this year than
HERE AND THERE
Georgo V. Inskecp, of Falls City,
Neb,, Is one of tho four delegates from
Nebraska to the grand council of the
United States I. O. It. M which meets
in Kuiftiik, Vn., September 8. Mr. In
skecp Is also a member of the flnanco
committee which meets In New York
A letter from Miss Gladys Deacon,
daughter of Mrs, Edward Parker Dea
con, appeared In the London papers
August IS in which tho writer aska
tho papers emphatically to contradict
tho rumors of nn nllegcd betrothal be
tween herself and Crown Prlnco Fred
erick William of Germany.
Olo Jncobson, n farmer residing near
Fremont, Neb., was struck and killed
by lightning ns he was standing be
side his team in n field.
A telegram from the acting civil
governor of tho Philippines states that
Denzll II. Taylor, supervisor of Ilocos
Norte province, died of cholera August
14. He was formerly a resident of
Peterboro, N. II., nnd Rutland, Vt.
Geo. Hopkins, one of the leading
scientists of the country, nnd editor
of tho Scientific American, is at tho
point of death at his home, "Tho
Cedars," in Cheshire. Mass., ns a re
sult of n sudden illness brought on
bv uremic polBonlng.
flAMES ARE FATAL
C. N. McComsoy Attempts to
Start Fire With Kerosene
TWO DEAD, THREE DYING
The Oil L'iplnilcil, Igniting Lxcrytlilne
llelple Mother, antl Infant of n
I'ew liny, Kmclopcrt 1 1 rn
KffortK of OutRlilcr to Suvo
A Gerlng, Neb., August 19, special
says: Two persons dend, three more nt
tho point of denth, it sixth fearfully
burned nnd a residence in Gerlng In
nshes is the result of the lighting of a
fire with kerosene at noon yesterday.
C. N. McComsey, whose wife had been
til for several tlnys, was attempting to
start a fire In a wood stove when the
oil exploded, setting lire to his cloth
ing nnd throwing the burning fluid nil
over the room. He was fearfully
burned and ran screaming from the
house. Before help could nrrlve the
fire had also burned his helpless wife,
n baby only n few days old. their two-year-old
son nnd the two little daugh
ters of .Luther A. Cook, n neighbor,
who were playing with the McComsey
boy. County Treasurer Ed J. Whipple,
who was attracted by MeComsey's
cries, was the llrst to arrive, nnd al
though the house was a mass of llames,
rushed In nnd carried out the burning
womnn and three of tho children. The
fourth child had In some way escaped.
All of them were frightfully burned.
McComsey lingered In agony several
hours, when he died, nnd tho little
baby Is also dead. The death of Mrs.
McComsey and the two Cook children
CONFESSES TO ARSON
.Mini ltcipnimllilo for Fire at Lawrence
James Robinson, n mnson. hns con
fessed to being the mnn who cnused n
fire at Iawrence. Nuckolls county,
which swept out of existence hnlf of
the business section and mined several
merchants. He Implicates Mike Mor
ris and Joe Keller, saloonkeepers, nnd
Ed Miller, n bartender. Robinson snys
he was paid to burn out the opposition
saloonkeeper, who was getting most of
the business. He succeeded after two
trials. He also Implicates two of these
men In other ilres In thnt town In re
cent years, In which buildings owned
by Keller and Miller were destroyed.
Six fires in ns ninny months cnused a
reign of terror in the town, and De
tective Franklin was employed to fer
ret out the Incendlnrles. Robinson
was a ne'er do well who was suspected
because of an unusual display of
money. The detective made friends
with him and finnlly wormed out the
story by pretending to be something
of a firebug himself nnd anxious to
make a bit of coin.
DRAGGED BY HORSE
l'rcinont Hoy Huh Ilulr-ltiiWInr lUpr
rlenre Wlilln Itiillnc
Roy Lyons, n Fremont young man
of nineteen, was painfully, nlthough
not seriously Injured Monday.
He was Just starting out with a
companion on a horseback ride to
North Bend, when a sudden gust of
wind tilted his hat. He made a frantic
grab for it, frightened the horse, which
started to run. The saddle slipped
and the boy plunged downwnrd, hang
ing with his feet in the stirrups.
Lyons was dragged half a block be
fore the animal was stopped. In addi
tion to injuries received from the drag
ging, he was kicked by the animal. He
received Injuries in the head and ono
shoulder, but no serious results arc
SEVERE STORM AT TRENTON
House Struck ly Lightning unit Ilurneil
to the (1 round
Sunday night Trenton, Neb., by ono
of. the severest electrical stormB of the
season nnd it cnused some alarm.
Lightning struck the residence occu
pied by W. Holston and his son-in-law,
Sam Lawrence, nnd family, nnd burned
It to the ground. A portion of the
household goods were snved. The
house Is covered by Insurance. No
other dnmnge is reported.
GETS BUT FIFTEEN YEARS
Hank Wrecker A nilrcwit Draws it Light
A Detroit, Mich., dispatch, of Au
gust 19, says: Frank C. Andrews, vice
president of the City Savings bank of
this city, nnd who wrecked tho Insti
tution some months ago, his embezzle
ments footing up to about three mil
lion dollars, was today sentenced to
fifteen years at hard labor In tho peni
tentiary for misappropriating the funds
of the bank. The ense was a celebrated
one from the fact that the amount in
volved wns lnrge, and attracted consid
erable attention throughout the coun
try. DROWNED AT IRVINGTON
Man mill Hoy Overcome liy (lux While
In it Wull
E. E. Chambers and Guy Williams,
the fourteen-year-old son of Wesley M.
Williams, foreman of a grading camp
outfit at Spencer, Neb., were drowned
in a well nt Irvlngton, Neb.
Young Williams dropped his hat in
the well and wus lowered down in the
bucket by Chambers. When ho got
near tho bottom tho boy fell out and
Chambers went down to rescuo him.
They were both overcome by gaB and
were dead when taken out.
FIXES LINE BEYOND DOUBT
AlHukmi lloiinitry ilimt Where American
Claim It to He
Sknguiy ntlvlces say the question of
the destruction of an old Kusslnn
monument In the disputed territory be
tween Alaska and British Yukon, hns
S. Wletzmnn. a merchant of Haines,
nrrlved In Sknguny with the news that
Lieutenant Owens had found two mon
uments In perfect repair and definitely
located the place where a third ono
had been destroyed.
One of the monuments discovered Is
about ten miles above Rainy Hollow.
The other Ih on the Tuhkeeiin river,
fifty miles from the coast. The third
monument has been destroyed within
a few months.
Owens nlso found tin old storm house
on the summit. This was called the
boundary house when the Russians oc
cupied the country. This tslabllslieH
beyond all doubt that the Russians did
occupy the territory now disputed and
that the boundary line, according to
the treaty. Is where the Americans
claim It to be.
NOTED SCIENTIST DEAD
Mini Who hml Claliucil He Coulil 1'rc
Determine M- l'ae ,av
A Vienna. August 18. dispatch says:
Professor Scheiick. a distinguished
embryologtst and author of "The De
termination of Sex," tiled .Monday nt
Schwunberg. Styrla. Sehcnck's work.
In which he claimed the sex of a child
could be fixed at will by the mother
undergoing n course of treatment be
for the child's birth, created considera
ble of a stir In medical circles where
It llrst appeared several years ago.
A number of persons, among them
the czarina or Russia. Is reported to
have taken the prescribed treatment.
In some cases It was stated the treat
ment had been effectual, but In the
cznrlna's case. If she underwent tho
treatment, It was without result.
(lather for Mlmlr War
The North Atlantic squadron, Includ
ing the battleships Kearsarge. Ala
bamn, Massachusetts and dispatch
boats Mayflower. Dolphin, cruisers
Olympla, Brooklyn, and tugs Peoria
nnd Leytlcn, nre nt Rockport. Mass.,
having assembled to await orders to
proceed to New York to engage In
mimic war, preparations for which
have been In progress for months.
Thev nre likely to sail at any minute,
but may remain until after the Maine
makes her trial trip Thursday.
t'mr'H Life Tlireuteiieil
A newspaper of Cracow. Gallcla. pub
lishes a report that the czar of Russia
recently found on his desk a mlssivo
from n revolutionary committee threat
ening him with death unless he con
ceded constitutional government to
Russia. The czar, according to the
Cracow newspuper, was greatly
ShlniH to Unit llcncli
"It !b true that my father expects to
retire from the bench of the supremo
court early In the coming year," said
George Shlras, of Pittsburg, Pa.. Mon
day. This Is the llrst direct statement
confirmatory of the reiort that Justice
SlilraH contemplated leaving the bench.
It Is Btated that Attorney-General
Knox will be appointed to succeed him.
A Train Dltclicil
The baggage, mall, express and two
chair enrs on the El Paso limited on
tho Rock Island were ditched by u
washout near Letts, In., Monday morn
ing. A number of passengers were se
V. SI. C. A. World' I'miRreRH
About 1.000 foreign delegates, repre
senting thirty-one nations, are at
Christiana, Norway, to attend the
young men's Christian association
world's congress, which lasts until Au
gust 24. The United Stutes sent thirty
eight olllclal representatives.
THE NEWS CONDENSED
Cholera Is spreading In Manchurln.
A serious Hood menaces the territory
along the Des Moines river from Des
Moines to Keokuk.
Sir Henry Irving has arranged for
tho next nppenrnnce of his company In
London at the historic Drury Lane
The proposition to erect n sanltnrlum
nt Hot Springs, Ark., was defeated by
tho Knights of Pythias convention nt
The Boer generals, Botha, DeWot
and Delnrey, have loft Ixindnn for
Brussels, From Brussels It Is their
Intention to come to tho United States.
Henry Glenny, of the Choctnw. Okla
homa & Gulf railroad, was killed by
Cobb Tool In a street car at Chicago.
Ho used profano languago to the con
ductor. Glenny, who was accompanied
by his wife, objected and In n fight he
was shot by Tcel.
The reaping machinery of Fritz Ber
ger, a farmer of Centennial Prairie, S.
D., near Whltewood, was destroyed by
giant powder. It wns done at night
and was evidently tho work of some
one in a spirit of malice. A self-binding
reaper was entirely destroyed.
Texas fever has been discovered ex
isting In n herd of forty cattle which
had been shipped from East St. Louis
to Glrard, Mo., two weeks ago antl
which nro owned by Alfred & Sample.
Two of tho cattle died, and four others
nro sick. Many others may be affected.
Corn and wheat will have to bo im
ported in Mexico from tho United
States next winter. Tho corn crop in
somo Mexican states Is good, but tho
general averago is not satisfactory.
A Yokohama, Japan, cablegram says
tho little, Island of Torlshlma wns
overwhelmed by n volcanic eruption
August 13 and 15, and all tho Inhabi
tants 1C0 In number wero destroyed.
Tho body of John McNeal, aged CO,
was found in a skiff near Pnducah, Ky.
Ho was known from Pittsburg to the
Mississippi as "Sailor Jack," It ia be
lieved ho died from heart disease whllo
alone in his craft.
BURN AN ELEVATOR
Incondinrios Responsible for a
Fire at Warsaw, Nob
FREIGHT CARS DESTOYED
One l.iiaili'il With I'liiillry - Coal Hlii
iKiilleil I'.tl lenre of I nrrnclliirlmn
- I'roporty ttelonceil to .luninc
i:iealor Co., of Lincoln
A large grain elevator belonging to
the Jacques Elevator company tif Lin
coln burned at Warsaw. Neb,, Tuesday
night. Besides the main building, the
power house, a string of coal bins and
four freight curs which were on the
sidetrack near by were completely de
stroyed. There was very little grain In
the elevator, but sixty or seventy tons
of coal were In the bins nnd one of the
cars wns loaded with lle poultry. All
of the books and olllce furniture were
There nre strong Indications that
the tire was the work of an Incendiary.
Warsaw Is a mere sidetrack, only one
or two buildings besides the elevntor
being there. Tlie the was discovered
by tho malinger of the elevator, who
lives nenr by, ill about midnight. At
that time the Interior of the elevntor.
the power house, the coal bins nnd (he
freight cms were nil burning briskly,
but had not gained sulllclcnt headway
at any place to tire adjacent buildings.
There Is no possible wny to nccount
for It. except thnt they were all fired
simultaneously. An elevator belong
ing to tlie snme company wus mimed
under Hlmtlur circumstances Inst sum
mer. Prompt measures will be taken
to apprehend the culprit and bring him
MORE RAIN IS NEEDED
Ni linioku Corn In t.ooil Slmpe lint Lack
The Nebmshn corn crop Is pro
nounced by State Crop Reporter Love
land to be in some danger or Injury
unless more rain speedily falls. Ho
says thai In tlie southern part of the
state it Is now needing rain, while In
some southwestern counties the crop
has already been injured by lack of
rain. Tlie acreage thus, affected is
comparatively small, ami generally the
crop continues to promise a ery large
yield. The report says:
The past week was wet nnd cold In
the northern counties nnd warm and
dry in southern and western. The dully
menu temperature has averaged about
normal In the wester part of the state
nnd two degrees above normal in tho
The rain fall has exceeded an Inch In
some of the northern counties; In other
parts of tho state It has been generally
less than a quarter of an inch.
The cloudy, moist nnd rainy weather
In the northern counties the past week
retarded haying ami threshing. In the
southern nnd western counties thresh
ing progressed rapidly. The soil Is so
dry In tho southern part of the state
that little progress was made with fall
plowing. Corn hns grown well In most
pnrts of the state. Apples promise u
MAKERS OF THE WEST
(Her One Thoiimiiiil Dcli-catc at Trim
A St. Paul. Aug. 1ft dispatch says:
Over n thousand delegates were In at
tendance when the convention of tho
Trans-MIsslsslppi congress wns called
to order here this morning. After the
organization, western topics, especially
Irrigation, wns discussed. The big
feature of the gathering will be the
address tomorrow by J. J. Hill on
"Oriental Trade." President Smith in
his opening nddress said:
"An effort will be made to bring
alKMit n consolidation of the congresses
of tho west. There ore now mining, live
stock, lrrlgntlon nnd good roads eon?
greases, all operating In harmony, but
separately. The idea that better re
sult could be obtained from consoli
dating is widespread and will receive
The morning session wns devoted to
welcoming the guests. The greetings
of the St. Paul commercial club, upon
whose Invitation the congress met here
were given by President Boardman of
that body. Mr. Boardman gave way to
Mayor Smith, who proffered the wel
come of the city, after which Govern
or Van Snnt performed n similar duty
as chief of the state of Minnesota.
Brief responses were mnde by Presi
dent John Henry Smith of Utah; Sec
retary A. F. Francis of Colorado, and
other olllcers und lending members of
The program for the sctsion of the
congress Is only pnrtlnlly outlined. The
executive committee has decided that
It would not set nny fixed time for the
discussion of vnrious topics. They will
be taken up In order. As rapidly as one
Is exhausted another will be Intro
duced. In this mnnner members will
be able to devote time to each subject
in the proportion thnt they are Inter
ested in It.
The largest antl most notable delega
tions In the conventions: Utah. Iowa,
Missouri, Arkansas. Kansas. Texas.
Colorado. California. Arizona, Wash
ington. Oregon. New Mexico. Wyom
ing, Montana and the Pnkotas.
Accur nn llx-l'rcklileut
The correspondent of the Neues
Welner Tngehlntt at Soda. Bulgaria,
describes, In a dispatch, the violent
conflicts which occurred during the re
cent congress there of the Macedonian
committee. M. Snrafoff, tho notorious
ex-president of the committee, was ac
cused of misappropriating fifty thous
nntl dollars antl of being the chief
agent in tho kldnnplng last year of
Miss Ellen Stone, the American mis
sionary. He was also accused, accord
ing to the correspondent, of paying
J 10,000 to a friend named Deltscheff,
who planned the kldnnplng.
FAIR IS OVERFLOWING
Agricultural, Machinery, anil Live Htoelt
Intercut Auk for More Hpare
The cry for more room Is reaching
the management of the state fair from
every direction and In practically all
depart inents, Chnlrmnn Rudge of the)
board of managers Tuesday recelvetl
a letter from .1. R. Chnpln, of IllnlrJ
superintendent of the agricultural
building, who says applications nrtl
now in such number thnt the building
Is more titan full, and he suggests that
the board take, steps to provide hi
some way additional space. The man
agement expected, considering the year
anil the tremendous crops growing in
the state, thnt the agricultural build
ing would be easily tilled, but they did
not look for an overflow two weeks hi
advance of tho fair. As nn Index oC
whnt the agricultural building will
contain, the following counties hnvo
made application for space In which to
make agricultural county exhibits.
This Is the list to date:
Washington. Howard, Burt, Ante
lope, Scotts Bliin". Hitchcock, Gage,
Nemaha, Franklin, Kearney, Frontier,
Hayes, Cuming, Saline, Merrick, York,
Rock, Custer. In addition the thesn
counties. Lancaster county will maku
nn unusually large display of agricul
tural products In all lines. Besides
these county exhibits, the university,
experiment fnrm will mnke Its usual
handsome und Interesting display on a
larger scale than ever, antl nil indl
vlilunl exhibitors will have to be ne
comiuotluted In (he agricultural build
ing, niul their number will be far mom
niimoiotm than ever. ,
In the stock department, the question
of overflow already confronts the mnn
ugenicnt. Requests from swine ex
blbltoiH already exceed the capacity,
for this part or the fnlr on the grounds,
und no stole fnlr In the west has such
large uccoinmodiitlons for swine breed
ers ns the Nebraska state board of ng
YELLOW FLAG AT CHICAGO
Smallpox on lloaril n Luke Steamer, unit'
Ciirifo .Miml He Ilurneil
For the first time In ninny yenm tho
ellow ling of the smallpox quarantine
Is Hying from n ship in Chicago harbor.
Early Tuesday the Huron City, a blgr
lumber freighter, with n cargo of cedar
ties, arrived In port from tho north
ern Mlchlgnn pineries nnd Its olUcer
notifltd the health authorities that
smallpox hud broken out on board.
The boat will be held for a week ancT
the cargo probably will be burned
Members of the health department nro
much interested in the quarantine, in
asmuch as medical authorities recent-,
ly have been exploiting the theory thnt'
many smallpox germs are carried from
Infected lumber camps In cedar logs.
WANT HIGHER WAGES
Cattle Hotelier Will I'reNent New Scale
lo the Packer .
A new wage scale, calling for nn av
erage advance of 10 per cent, will bo
presented to the managers of all of tho
meat-packing houses In Chicago and
cities west by the cattle butchers. Tho
scale Is to go Into effect on September
2 und the pnekers will be asked to glvo
their answer to the detnnnd before La
bor day. The towns nnd tho number
of cattle butchers directed nre: Chi
cago, 070; East St. -Louis. MO; St.
LoiiIb, 50; Kansas City, 30(1; St. Jon
soph, ir.0; Omaha, 100; Sioux City, G0
St. Paul. CO.
Vent A ni;er on Woman
Mrs. Zollo Hello Rodriguez, wife ofj
former President Andrudo's prlmu
minister, nnd her four children, ar
rived at Port of Spain, Isjand or Trini
dad, recently on a steamer of the Royat
Steamship company, having been ex
polled from Venezuelan territory by
ortler of President Castro. Sho was;
compelled to abandon her home anil
family and leave the country within
rorty-elght hours. Hitherto tho gov
ernments or Venezuela have always re
garded women ns neutrals and havo
never held them responsible for thai
acts of their husbands.
CoiiRiielo With IT
The Duchess of Marlborough, who,,
befor mnrrlnge, was Consuelo Vander
bllt, set foot on Amerlcun soil Tucs
tlny for the llrst time since her mar
riage seven years ago. She wns ac
companied by her mother, Mrs. O. H-;
P. Belmont antl Mr. nnd Mrs. W. ,K:
Vnnderbllt, Jr.. the hitter n sister or
Chns. Fair. The news of tho death
of the latter and his wire caused tho
party Intense sorrow and may chango
the plans or the duchess. The duke Ib
In Englnnd nnd probably Intends to
llvo up to his vow to never visit tho
United States again.
Camilla Offer, Solution ,
The Canadian government has In
structed the homesteadlng ngentu lit
Toledo, Ohio, to proceed to tho Penn
sylvania and West Virginia cool re
gions and offer inducements to 30.000
or moro striking miners nnd families
to form a colony anil locate on home
steads in Canada, the government to
donate land In tho great wheat belt.:
The men will bo provided with work
until they can prepare their laud for
Sli Are Ilurneil to Death
Six lives wero lost In a flro which
burned n vatnshaclo tenement at 3G
Essex street, New Yory. After tho flro
lintl subsided the firemen searched tho
building from cellar to roof, llndlug
six bodies. Tho dend arc Mrs. Annlti
Botochln, nn unidentified woman, Sal
lie Lelbwitz, Louis Lelbwitz, Jules.
Lelbwltz and Morris Llebwltz.
Tho board of regents of tho Wiscon
sin state university met Tuesday to
consider tho appointment of a succes
sor to the lato President Adams. No
action was taken, tho selection of a
president being deferred until April
next Denn Blrgo will contlnuo as act
Joseph Anderson, a farmer living
east of Sallna, Kan., In a fit of de
spondency, drowned his four children,,
three girls and a boy, In a cistern and
then shot himself with a revolver
Anderson is still alive, but will prob-
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