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A HORRIBLE CRIME
Twolvo Minors Dynamited
Cripplo Crook District.
STATE MILITIA IS ACTIVE
Ferioriilliiu of Minor Omtiiiimn Onlnice
mill Itnlrtrn fur SrvrrnnC I'liuMi-
infill to the rriilrrtlnr
Twelve niliicrB were liiHtnntly killed
nnil eight or ton others badlyInjured
by nn explosion thnt occurred about
midnight nt tho Independence station
of the Florence nnil C'rlpplo Ciecl.
rnllrond. Tlio tragedy apparently wan
the result of n dastardly plot against
tho non-union miners on the night
Hlilft nt tlio Surtlorr, Flnlay and Lo.-ft
Dollar mines, who had Just finished
work and were about to leturn to their
homes. These men had no warning
whnter of tholr Impending fate.
The explosion occurted beneath the
platform on which thoy were standing
hurling many of them high Into the
nlr. destroying the adjoining depot
and rending a giont hole In the earth.
Later detei'tlves louud the machine
whli'h set off tho dynamite under the
platform. It lonslstH of a revolver and
thieo hnndied feel of wire. Thn re
volver was placed underneath the plat
form close to the keg of powder. The
other end of tho who was fastened
to a chair leg which was used ns a
lover from thn crlhhiiiRH of the Del
Tho local committee of the Western
Federation of Miners nt Victor, Colo.,
has authorized the Associated press
to ray that thoy deplore the diabolical
The following is a statement given
out by them:
"No men who desorvc to llvo would
or could approve the awful deed. The
fiends who planned and carried out
the devilish crime should be punished
to tho fullest extent or the law. The
crime must bo unearthed and tlm per
petrators punished. Tho (ommlttee
and local members of tho Western Fed
eration of Miners nro re.idy and will
ing; to assist In uncovering the gullt
one and will use every endeavor to as
sist the oliki'is. and we horol tendei
tho services of our memheis
"We will also Join in olleiing a suit
able reward for the auivl and 1011
vlctlon of the guilty poison..
"District union No. I, WeMcin Fed
eration of Miners.
(, "F. F. RANKHANGS."
Rioting broke out In Victor in the
afternoon whllo a ninss meeting was
bolng held to discuss the murder of
tho twelve non-union miners by means
of an infernal machine at Independ
ence. Fity shotH were (lied into a
erowd on the Htreots.
One tnnn was killed and six persons,
at least. Injured.
Secretary Clareuie C. Hamlin, of the
mine-owners' association. ((including u
short address, said:
"I want to bear what the hoys in the
mines have got to say about this trou
ble." William Hoskliis. a union miner
from Goldlleld. threw up his bund and
shouted, "Let me jtalk."
At this the crowd began to hiss Hos
klus and cry. "Tut him out."
A free light followed and Khooting
Most of the shots were directed sky
ward, lloskins fell with a bullet In
tils body and the eiowd scattered in
NEBRASKA'S GREAT WEALTH
Truf. DaiiMoti of tlm Slntn University
Kitlmute It Ilier Two Million,
Prof. A. K. Davlsson of Lincoln, was
Asked If ho had anything to say with
icfernnce to the flgi"Vh rccMUIj pub
Irasku. Ho said that he bad cue. ked
over the figures with in ami found
very little change U mak. "On 1VI-runry-18,
1003," he said. "I delivered an
nf.dress In which I plan 1 Hi a'ue of
Nebraska farms at $801 ("Hi.oO't. TIiIh
address was published in the Journal
nr.d was sent to New Vork b the
ti'ltor of the Evonlnc; News. rii
showing of the state was fnw.mlil.v
ronunrnted on by the Now t'ork Com
mercial Advertiser. New York Sun. the
Nowark. N. J., News, the Portland Orc
Konlau, and, I think, 'he San Fr.un Is
u Chronicle. This cstlru.ite, fSiil.otm
Ono Is a little over on.' million dollars
los than the estimate recently pub
lished. "The estimate rreo iy pulillshci' vvut.
obtained from 470 banker, in the v.-ilc.
A Dnjllflil lloule.
Quite an lmpoitant change In the
running of traliib has gone Into effect
on tho Hock Island. The now order
gives a daylight ride from Omaha and
Lincoln to Colorado and passengers
eastbound will now nnlve nt Omaha in
tlmo to connect with thiough Mains
to all eastern points. The train mak
ing direct connections to all points In
tho south and southwest leaves ono
hour later than formerly. With this
now order tlio servlco between Lincoln
mid Omaha gives capital city vlstors
to Omaha all afternoon In that city.
It is my opinion that bankers know
what land subject to r.dHMual owner
ship should average per aero in ihc
various counties. Hut fearing that in
making their estimate,?, the bankers
havo taken Into consideration tho gross
eni ulng powers of lauds in tho last
two years I have rlgt Jlv revised the es
timates in each county and have
brought tlii'in down to what I believe is
the market valuo of the laud, I Iiavo
submitted my revision to tho best au
thorltles on land values to he found In
Nebrasltu. In all .'uses, excopt in tho
counties of Buffalo, Boon", Merrick,
Nnnre and Webster, I havo taken their
advlre. This gives tho averngo valuo
of land in the various eountles na below:
Adams $30. w
Antelope ... 20.00
Han nor .... 2.50
Hox Hutte.. ,1.00
Huffalo .... 18.00
Cherry .... 0.00
Cheyenuo .. 4.00
Clay JO. 00
Cuming .... til). 00
Dakota .... 15.01)
Dawson .... 20.00
Douglas ... 05. 00
Fillmore ... J1.00
Franklin ... 18.00
Frontier ... 0.00
Furnas .... 13.00
C.arllcld .... 8.00
Gosper .... 10.00
Greeley .... 15.00
Hamilton .. 40.00
Hltehcock .. 7.00
Hooker .... 3.00
Howard .... 20.00
Johnson ... 53.00
Kearney ... 30.00
Koyn I'ahn.. 5.00
Kimball ... 3.00
I-incaster .. 40.00
Lincoln .... 5.50
Madison ... 40.00
M'Phcrson . 5.00
Merrlek .... 30.00
Nemaha ... 01.00
Nuckolls ... 30.00
Pnwneo .... CI. 00
1'erklns .... 2.00
Red Willow. 11.00
Suandera .. C5.00
Sheridan ... 3.75
Scotts Hluff. 8.00
Wash In cton 58.00
Wayno .... 00.00
Webster ... 25.001
Wheeler ... 7.00
lorlc oo.oo I
Tho total result shows a variation
of 1.03 iter cent on tho estimate first
put out. I am confident thnt real es
tate transfers will not make a differ
ence on tho state, ns a whole, from tho
total which I give you. $S2,710,181, of
moie than 5 per cent. If we consider
thi' 'lulling power of our land subject
to Individual ownership It can bo
easily hhovvn that Its value Is almost
one billion dollnis.
"As to the acreage upon which tho
values have been computed, let me say
that the total area of Nebraska Is 49,
118,108 acies. while that of tho lands
subject to Individual ownership Is 33,
40K,77i5. The value of Nebraska farms
has been computed fioin the land sub
Jot to individual ownership.
"Nothing need bo said concerning
bank deposits nnd stocks of merchan
dise, for tho figures aio, In tho case
of deposits, official, and In tho case of
merchandise. practically so No
stocks held on commission havo been
Included In the merchandise values.
"As to live stock, 1 merely quote tho
olllcial nines for live stock In the
state lour years ago. They aro $140,
310,587. I place the value of llvo stock
for 11)03 at $130,122.12.-1. My artlclo
Mild that the probable valuo of live
stock put on the market last year was
thlrt.v million dollars. On May 26, the
evening papers of Lincoln published
a statement made hy the South Omaha
packers to the state bureau of labor
and industrial statistics. This state
ment, declared that the valuo of llvo
stock slaughtered at South Omaha last
year was $r;,288,527 and that 80 per
lent of this was raised by Nebraskn
farmers. Hence. In South Omaha alono
the value of Nebraska llvo stock put
on thn market was 152.230,821.
"When one remembers that tho
southern and southeastern counties
ship grent quantities of llvo stock to
St. Joseph and Kansas City; thnt tho
northeastern (oiintles ship nlmost ex
clusively to Sioux City, nnd thnt much
of Nebruska's live stot k s sold on tho
Cliiugo market, ho may safely assert
that the value of Nebraska llvo stock
put on tho market last year was not
less than sixty million dollars.
"I have welcomed all the criticisms
heartily. It Is my desire to ascertain
and to publish the truth. Wo havo a
gieat state. People have not known
the extent of its wealth. This Is espe
cially true of (no peoplo of other
states. A prominent merchnnt of tho
state said to me not long ago that ho
sui posed Nebraska was easily worth
four hundred million dollars. I asked
him if he had ever considered tho mat
ter at all. He replied that ho had not
nnd when I told him thnt wo woro
worth more than two billion dollars ho
was astounded Were I disposed to do
so I could quote u half dozen of tho
most prominent men In tho stato who
have said to mo that the only criticism
they havo to make on my estimate of
Nebraska's wealth Is, that It Is too
Follow Out the Itlc'Kliilny Itlra.
In the presenco of thousands or ox
confederates and ox-unlon soldiers and
a number of officers of tho United
States army and tho G. A. R.. tho first
rormal memorial exercises over held
over the graves In tho confederate sec.
Hon of Arlington cemetery, Washing
ton, took place. As a result of a
movement Initiated by tho lata Pros!
dent McKlnloy tho confederate dead
now havo been gathered In ono largo
and beautiful circle In the southern
pait of tho cemetery where tho graves
have Ik'cii marked by squnio stones.
ARENA IS BURNED
Groat $25,000 Building at St.
Louis Fired by Mnb.
BULL FIGHTING PROHIBITED
(inventor PorUery C'nlU n Hull unit Ail-
mUxlun l'ft DciiiuiiiIpcI llnrk by
2, SOU Angry Spri'tntiiM.
Incensed over their failure to nee n
"genuine Spanish bull tight," which the
authorities of St. Louis, hnd ordered
stopped, a riot was started in an arena
near the world's fair grounds by a
crowd of 2,500 men and boys who were
unable to get their money hack and
tho building was burned to the ground.
The prleo of admission charge was
$1. Four men were placed under ar
rest by tho authorities of St. LouW
county, charged with tho destruction
of property. The crowd, thinking these
men were ronnectcd with the show,
made an attempt to mob them, and In
their encounter with the deputy sheriffs
a number were roughly handled and
Bomo received scalp wounds. Tho build
ing is said to have cost $25,000. It Is a
total loss, with no Insurance, it is re
ported. Tho initial performance by the rom
pany of Spanish bull lighters had been
ndvertlsed, but Governor Doekery, to
wtyom numerous protests had bren
mado by religious nnd humane socle
ties, ordered that it should not bo al
lowed to take place. Iespltc these or
ders n large crowd assembled in the
arena nt the advertised time of open
ing. Before their regular performance
a number of cowboys drove in some
bulls which they ran around tho menu
l true western style. The crowd soon
bcrame tired of this and called for the
Tho announcement was then mad-'
that tho bull fight would bo proceeded
with. As the matadors came Into the
rjnK tt coun(y olllcial stepped up to the
, , , , , ,,
unuuuuccu aim nnmicu nun u paper.
informing him thnt the proponed show
could not take place. When this be
came known to tho erowd thry leaped
Into the arena and demanded the re
turn of their .money.
Falling in this, the crowd went to
the ofllco, which was located in a small
building outside the arena, ami brgar.
to stone tho structure. This was tol
lowed by attempts to burn the arena,
which is an Immense building con
structed of pine. Hits of burning paper
wore thrown at tho woodwoik. and fin
ally some one went Inside and dropped
a lighted match In a pile of hay under
tho arena. The whole structure was
booh on fire and before long was in
A call yas made for the fire depart
ment, but tho single engine that re
sponded stuck in the mud and there
was nothing to stop the pi ogress ot
tho flames. The fire department of the
world's fair was called out to protect
tho exposition buildings, should it 1k
como necessary, but as the wind blew
in another direction there was no
Charles II, (irecc Appointed.
Charles H. Gregg of Kearney suc
ceeds George Rogers of Omaha as a
member of the state board of educa
tion when the lntter's term expires.
June 24. Mr. Rogers, the rt tiring pres
ident of the board, was a candidate for
ro-appolntmont, but the governor con
sidered that Kearney, as the lot at lou ot
one of the statu normul schools was
entitled to representation on the board
Mr. Gregg Is n leading merchant ot
Kearney and before engaging In busi
ness was superintendent of schools at
School of liistmrtlnii
Adjutant General J. II. Culver has
Issued an order convening a militate
school of Instruction for Juno 20 in
representative hall, tapltol building, in
Lincoln. In connection with tho school
nn examination will be held for otll
cers who havo not yet been tested as
to their fitness to bold commissions In
tho Nebraska national guaul. The
school will be under the supervision of
Hrlgndler General A. S. Dat?gett, U. S,
A., retired, and the examination will
bo conducted by a board. Tho school
will last four days and the examining
board will be In session during the
lust two days.
(Sliver S'rl'e for .'Mlnmiiirl.
The silver service, gift of the people
of Missouri, was foinially presented to
tho battleship Missouri at Newport
News. All otllcera of German cruisers
in port, as well as olllcers of the navy
yard, were among the guests present.
ilouiluce Won Nntlouiil llnnillien.
Admirably ridden by J. Melntyre,
Bondage, held at 5 to 1 In tho betting,
won the $15,000 Harlem national handi
cap from a field or fourteen high class
handicap horses at Chicago, on a mud
dy tract. The victory was secured In
the easiest sort of manner with n mar
gin of four length. Fonsoluca ran sec
ond with moio than a length between
him and Oregor K who finished third
in a hard drive. Two lengths behind
the third horse came the fhlil led by
TEN BURNED TO DEATH
oriilnc lllntlllrrr t I'enrln Kiptodei
An explosion which occurred In tho
eleven story warehouse of tho Corning
distlllety, at Peoria, 111,, the second
largest In the world, completely
wrecked tho building. The ruins im
mediately took lire and communicated
to three ndjolnlng buildings, burning
them to tho ground. Ten men were
burled beneath tho ruins and burned
to death. Six others wore seriously in
jured. The loss on buildings and whis
ky and spirits stored will approximate
The walls of the two fermenting
houses nro standing, but the struc
tures nro roofless nnd gutted by tho
flames. With great difficulty tho flame
were kept from neighboring cattlo
barns where several thousand cattlo
were confined. Tho walls of these
barns were scorched, but heroic work
on the part of tho fire department
saved the buildings and the cattle.
MICHIGAN IS WINNER
Mrr ('nitre Atliletrs First In thn Inter
The University of Michigan won the
Intei tolleglato conferenco athletic as
sociation meet hold on Marshall field,
Chicago, securing thirty-two points.
Chicago was second with twenty-nine
points and Wisconsin third with a to
tal of twenty-five points. A largo
crowd was in attendance and much en
thusiasm was manifested. Six new
Inter-collegiate conference recordswere
broken nnd two or them wero
equalled. In the weight ovents "Giant"
Rose of Michigan, broke tho confer
ence record In the shot put, establish
ing a new mark at 47 feet and one
fourth Inch, and beating the old figure
held by Klrby of Notre Dame by al
most six feet. In tho discus throw,
also, Rose set a new mark, hurling the
weight a distance of 125 feet 34 inches,
vvbli h is almost soven feet further
than the record made by Swift of Iowa.
One or tho surprises ot the meet
came with the announcement that
Thomas or Purdue, had outdone Roso
In the hnmmer throw, nnd Incidental
ly created a new record, Tw.onty feet
was added to the former record, held
by Pell of Drake college, the new marl;
being 157 feet 1 Inch.
RECORDS FOR THE WEEK
t:hl(iiL-o, llnxloii nnil L'oloriiilo 'fliirliiKf
In l.i-ail .limn 4.
Played. Won. Ist. Pet.
Chicago 117 20 11 .703
New York 38 20 12 .084
Clnclnnntl 40 27 13 .675
St. Louis 30 18 18 .500
Pittsburg 37 17 20 .459
Brooklyn JO 10 24 .400
HoKton 37 14 23 .37S
Philadelphia ... 35 0 20 .171
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
Huston 39 27 12 .092
Cleveland 30 21 15 .583
New York 38 22 10 .579
Chicago 40 22 IS .550
Philadelphia ... 40 21 19 .525
St. Louis 35 10 19 .157
Detroit 37 14 23 .378
Wellington ... 3G 7 29 .194
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
Colorado Sp'gs.. 30 20 10 .067
Denver mi 34
St. Joseph 33
Dps Moines .... 37
Sioux City 33
22 12 .647
17 10 .515
17 20 .459
10 23 .303
The York County Fair.
The York county agricultural society
Is now an incorporate institution with
u paid-up capital of 5,000. The new
society has expended so far $2,500 In
Improvements nnd will use at least
$1,000 more before the grounds are In
shape for the state speed circuit, which
will hold Its meeting there from August
It to 12. The Intention of tho society
now Is to bold nn agricultural fair
about September 20 and to wind It up
with a barbecue to which everybody
will be Invited. The officers of the so-
let.v are: W. 11. Atkins, president; T.
B. Rennet, secretary; S. H. Sedgwick,
George W. PoM, T. W. Smith, N. P.
Triiuleen, E, A. Hutterfleld, directors.
Knchifrr llrotlirrhooil Ktect Officers.
The brotherhood of locomotive en
gineers nt Los Angeles, Cal elected
R. Hottrell of Ottnwa, Canada, first
grand assistant engineer after several
ballots. J. C Currlo of Cleveland, 0.,
was re-elected second grand assistant
engineer by acclamation. U. Everett,
third grnnd assistant engineer, holds
over for another term. Kor the office
of grand guide, two candidates wero
bnllotted fur, resulting In the election
of H. Tucker of Brooklyn, over Benja
min F.vuns. the present Incumbent.
Gcoige R. Dorrity. Cleveland, was re
elected grand chaplain.
Wlnniiisln I'nlvfirslty Jubilee,
The Wisconsin state university Jubi
lee Is the celebration of tho fifteenth
anniversary of the graduation of the
first class fiom that Institution. About
forty degrees will bo conferred on men
wnoni the university wishes to honor,
and representatives of every state In
the union practically will bo thus
marked. Tho representative of Ne
braska will be Prof. E. W. Davis,
though the list or honor degrees has
not yet been made public. Proressor
Davis will be present during tho jubilee
as a representative or the Nebraska
Volumo Eight, Just Issuod, Most
A HISTORY OF FIFTY YEARS
C'untulns Article by Mnny Pioneer Hait
ians on (Subjects Which Wilt
Trove of Great Value.
When future generations want to
find out something about tho early
history of Kansas they will find much
of it recorded In tho eighth volumo
of Kansas Historical Collections,
which was Issued from tho press of tho
state printer recently. No other vol
ume ever Issued in Kansas by tho stato
historical society has been so preten
tious nor contained so much interest
It is a book of about six hundred
pages, and in addition to containing
mnny papers ot subjects of historical
Interest, it contains numerous maps
of the territory and state from its or-'
ganlzatlon fifty years ago down to the
present time. When Kansas was or
ganized ho place where Denver now
'stands was in Kansas. Its western
boundary was tho crest of tho Rocky
mountains. Tho book also contains a
roster of Kansas oflkials for fifty years,
giving the names of all who havo held
state offices or served on coramislons
of any kind during tho entiro history
of the territory nnd state.
Among the subjects treated in tho
volume are the following:
"United States Land Offlces in Kan
sas," by Albert II. Greene ot Lecomp
ton. "The Story of tho Seventh Kansas,"
by S. M. Fox of Manhattan.
"Sherman County and tho II. U. A.,"
by E. E. Blackman of Roca, Nob.
"Massacre of Confederate by Osage
Indians In 1803," by S. M. Bartcls of
"Along the Trail," by John Madden
1 "Indian Reservations in Kansas and
tho Extinguishment of their Title," by
Hill P. Wilson of Hayes City.
"Historical Work In Osago County,"
by Chnrles R. Greene of Lyndon.
"Report on Exploration,'" by W. J.
Grlffing of Manhattan.
"Mounds and Deserted Villages," .by
W. E. RIchcy or Harveyvllle.
"A Famous Old Crossing on tho San
ta Fc Trail," by Georgo P. Morehouso
of Council Grove.
"Business Then and Now," by James
C. Horton of Kansas City.
"The Fourth Kansas Militia in tho
Prlco Raid," by William T. McClure of
"Early Spanish Explorations and In
.jllan Implements In Kansas," by W. E.
Rlchey of Harveyvllle.
"Reminiscences of the Ycager Raid
on tho Santa. Fo Trail in 1863," by D.
Hubbard of Olatho.
"Tho Wichita Indians in Kansas,' by
James R. Mead of Wichita.
"The Pottawatomlo Massacre," by S.
J. Shlvcly of Paola.
"Tho Osago Ceded Lands," by C. E.
Cory of Fort Scott.
"Reminiscences," by James C. Hor
ton on Kansas City.
"Along tho Kaw Trail," by Georgo P.
Morehouse of Council Grove.
"An Attempted Rescue of John
Brown from Charlestown, Va., Jail," by
O. E. Morse of Mound City.
"Taking tho Census in 1855," by Jas.
R. McClure of Junction City.
"The Friends' Establishment In
Kansas Territory," by William Hobbs.
"Kansas and Chickamauga and Chat
tanooga." ''With John Browu In Kansas," by
August Bond! of Sallna.
"The Great Seal of Kansas," by
"Emigration to Kansas in 1856," by
"John A. Anderson," a character
sketch by George W. Martin.
"Quantrlll and the Morgan-Walker
Tragedy," by John J. Lutz of Scran
ton. "The Capitals of Kansas," by
Franklin G. Adams.
"Tho Eleventh Kansas Regiment at
Platto Bridge," by S. H. Fairfield, of
"The Big Springs Convention," by
n. G. Elliott of Lawrence.
"A Kansas Pioneer Merchant," by
Georgo W. Martin.
"Railroad Grading Among Indians,"
by A. Roenlgk ot Lincoln.
"A Kansas Soldier's Escape From
Camp Ford, Texas," by George W.
Autobiography of F. B. Sanborn.
Romlnlscences of Frederick Chou
teau, Biographical sketch of Judge Rush
Elmore, by John Martin of Topoka.
"tse au vacuo," by Georgo J.
Remsburg of Oak Mills.
"The Battle of the Spurs, or John
Browti's Exit from Kansas," by L. L.
Kleno of Topoka.
"Th Establishment of Counties in
Kansas," by Helen G. Gill of Vlncland.
"High Waters in Knnsas," extracts
from the dairy of Rex. Jothara
"The KansaB Indians in Shawnee
County after 1855," by Miss Fannie
"Recollections of Early Times in
Kanvns from the Standpoint of a Reg
ular Cavalryman," by Robert Morris
Vuton 1'iielllu liaises the Far,
The ofllclals of the Union Pacific
have completed a settlement of hours
and pay with tho telegraph operators
of the system and a now schedule was
signed. Tho negotiations havo been in
progress for three months. Tho dotalls
of the settlement are not mado public
but It Is rtated that the telegraphers
were granted better hours and in
creased pay In a largo number of cases.
FLOODS IN KANSAS
Sir Hundred Persons Itmnlrreit Ilomelrii
Tho most serious news from the Ka J
saa flood district Is from tho valleys of
the Cottonwood nnd Ncosha rivers,
which aro tributary to the Arkansas
Railroad traffic is demoralized, and
many througn trains both east and
west-bound woro stalled. The prin
cipal strcnmB affected wero tho Kaw,
tho Smoky Hill, tho Republican, and
the MarlaB des Sygncs. So far no
casualties have been reported.
At Newton, Kns over six hundred
persons havo been rendered homeless
by a sudden rise in Sank creek, which
flows through tlio north and west por
tions of that town. Tho flooded dis
trict embraces about one-fourth of
Newton nnd In many houses tho water
stands as high as tho second story
windows. Tho rlso in tho creek was
caused by a cloudburst, and tho water
roso so rapidly that hundreds of per
sons wero caught in their homes.
Rescuing parties wero immediately
formed and hundreds of men worked
all night rescuing the unfortunates.
Morning found all removed to places
ot safety, but with the water still ris
ing nnd further heavy damago likely.
There woro many narrow escapes and
much suffering. Tho homeless have
been taken into tho homes of tho resi
dents in tho upper part of town and
furnished with food and clothing.
At Emporia threo inches of water
fell within a few hours, and the Cot
tonwood river roso during tho night
at tho rate of six inches an hour, flood
ing tho business portion of the town
and causing much damage. Commer
cial street was converted int a river
and boats wero used.
In tho vicinity of Lorraine nnd Ster
ling, Kas., tho rain was accompanied
by a heavy wind storm; many smnll
houses wero blown down, crops were
damaged and much other damago done.
Two Inches of water fell within ten
minutes. It is dlfilcult to estimate the
loss, but it will bo great.
At Garnett, Humboldt, Lincoln Cen
ter, Caldwell, Harper, Wellington,
Olathe, Arkansas City, Iola, Pittsburg,
Leavenworth, and Strong City, Kas.,
similar reports of damago by floods are
received. In the country west of Strong
City a cloudburst caused the Cotton
wood river to rise very rapidly and thnt
stream stretched from bluff to bluff
At Junction City, Manhattan, Sallna,
North Topeka and Lawrence the Smoky
Hill and Kow rivers havo risen rapidly,
THIS IS A NEW SCHEME
Prisoners Allowed to Kscapo to Save tlio
Tho police department ot Arkansas
City has inaugurated a now system
regarding the handling of strangers
who como there and get drunk enough
to bo put In Jail. They aro fined the
usual amount by tho police judge and
If they havo tho money and pay the
flno good and well, but if they have
only port of the necessary amount,
that is accepted as part payment and
the stranger is taken out on tho street
to nsslst Street Commissioner Franey.
Tho officer on guard gives him all he
opportunity to cscapo necessary and
usually one of theso is sufficient. The
man who escapes stays away and the
city is not troubled any more, besides
it saves considerable in meals. If
thoy do return thoy aro given a few
days' labor with a ball and chain. One
stranger was in police court on the
chargo of being drunk. He had $2.50,
which ho applied upon his lino ot $5
and costs, and then was given his
chance to get away. He took it and it
is not likely he will bo back.
SUBMARINE A SUCCESS
The Fulton Given n Severe Trial by Gov
The Fulton, a submarine naval ves
sel, was given a preliminary trial at
sea near Newport, R. I. Capt, C. J.
Train, chairman of the trial board,
said that tho maneuvers wero entirely
satisfactory. Tho program kept the
submarine busy from 10 o'clock in the
morning until 3 o'clock in the after
noon. Tho weather conditions were
unsatisfactory, a choppy sea and heavy
rain continuing throughout the trial.
Tho Fulton went over tho Narrogan
sett bay course twlco at cruising speed
and threo times at full speed, tho boat
being on tho surfaco during theso runs.
Whllo submerged sho was ser over
tho course threo times and covers! tho
samo distance awash and ready to
dive. She was nlso tested on quick
turns and mado ten dives. An observer
said that one of theso dives carried
tho boat to a depth of twenty feet in
Everett C. Babcock, son of Deputy
Stato Treasurer II. A. Babcock, will
succeed to his father's position in the
stato treasury. The appointment will
bo mado shortly. Mr. Babcock Is at
present engaged in the Insuranco busi
ness in Lincoln and Is well known In
business circles. During the adminis
tration of his father as stato auditor
ho was head bookkeeper In the audi
tor's ofilco and ho occupied the snnrt;
position under Auditor Thomas Beid
tou. His experience with tho work of
tho auditing department especially
qualifies him for the office of deputy
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