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MANY DIE IN WRECK
Ovor 100 Pooplo Loso Lifo Noar
Forre of the Wnter Trrrlfllr nml Cum
Wnnlicil Four Mill's Ilium
Ono of tho tnoRt terrible catatrophcs
In (ha railroad hlHtory of (liu Arkansas
valley happened whon train No. 11 of
the Missouri Pacific, which runs over
the Denver & Hlo Orntiitu Hacks be
tween Pueblo and Denver, crashed
thtough a trcstlo near the little illa
tion of I'Mon, eight miles north of
Pueblo, cnrrylni; the Hiiiokh';? and
chair ears, which worn filled w'ih pas
hengern, Into tho torrent which -tifchod
midornoath. So far as learned at this
time, between eighty and one hundred
Seventy-six dead bodies bad boon
taken from tho wreck.
A cloudburst had filled the creek
and water was (lowing over the trestle
when tho train started arrosB. The
brldgo wont down under the weight of
tho train and tho baggage ear, smoker
mid chair car wore precipitated Into
tho torront. Tho engine got nlmost
across, but fell back Into the water.
Tho body of Knglneor llliiinan was
found fully two hundred feet down tho
All tho cars wore washed down the
stream. Tho express car was found
not far away with tho safe open and
Its contents cone.
Owing to tho fact that tho conduc
tor's list of tho nnmes was lost In tho
confusion following the accident, only
nu estimate of the dead and missing
can bo bad, but rnilroad ofllclnls on
tho sceno who nro familiar with tho
details admit that the list will range
between eighty and ono hundred, and
some placo It ovon higher.
The cbnlr car was half a mile from
the sceno of tho accident, half tilled
with hand, In which were burled the
bodies of ninny passengers. Tho
sinokor wns washed still further down
stream and was not locatod until miv
oral hours after tho accident.
Most of tho dead were In tho cars
burled iiiulor tho debris. Tho bodies of
threo young women wero washed upon
tho bank or tho river, three-quarters
of a mllo below tho sceno of tho
wreck. J. M. Klllen, a Pueblo hnrd
waro merchant, was swept down
stream, but crawled out from tho
wreckugo a mllo below tho sceno of
tho accident. Ho wns ho badly Injured
and so oxbnusted from bis struggles
In tho water that bo was iinnblo to
Passengers on the Pullmans wero In
tho meantime attempting to assist the
victims, but no trace could be found
of the cars which had been precipitated
Jnto tho stream. Tho water was so
deep that the engine and tender wero
entirely submerged and the rnln was
falling In such a toirent that there
was danger of pait of tho track being
Flromnn Mnyflold said that as the
engine struck the trestlo It seemed to
rear up and fall upon Its side, falling
to the right or engineer's side. Tho
fireman Jumped anil escaped.
Union Ijibor I.nlicl llrcUlon.
Judge O. Wheeler, or tho supcilor
iOiirt, at Bridgeport. Conn., hns grant
ed nn injunction restraining C. M.
Merrlbt & Son, of Dnnbury, from using
u label which Is alleged to be an In
fringement upon the label of tho
United Hatters or North America. Tho
decision Is sweeping In Its effect, the
labor organizations being given a
standing before tho court, anil every
contontlou iipheld. Tho matter of a
contrnct between tho unions anil em
ployers Is held to bo legal. Ono of
tho features of tho decision Is the
statement that strikes and their con
comitants nro not as Injurious as some
of the court decisions, tho latter being
pormanont In their effect, while tho
strike and disorder nro cphomereal.
Albino Vntllslt at Htitte Fair.
An albino cattish and a sixty-pound
member or the samo tribe will bo tho
star members or tho exhibit to be made
by tho state tlsh and game commission
at tho stnto fair. Tho albino Is tho
second or Its kind to bo enptured In
Nebraska wnters and now Is In caro
or Superintendent O'Brien at tho South
Bend hatcheries. Tho sixty-pound fish
was n resident or tho Missouri rlvor
bororo establishing himself at tho
hatcheries and Is tho prldo or the col
loctlou. finest Mill In Stnto Deillcuted.
Tho opening of tho Iloston Milling
company's plant nt Fromont, Neb., was
an interesting event. Tho Omaha Com
mercial club attended. Music was fur
nished by tho First Roglment band and
tho Ladles' band or Norrolk. Governor
Mickey telegraphed that bo could not
como, and Hoss L. Hammond editor
or tho Fremont Tribune, filled his placo
on tho program. Other cltlzons and
members or tho Fremont and Omaha
Commercial clubs made spoeches. Tho
now mill Is said to bo the llnost one in
tho Btttte It Is tlvo stories high and
filled with the latent macblnory.
FIVE NEW ROUTES.
Nnnre, lloonc, tlnxpnr, llurlnn, Nmnnlia
nml Muster CiiiiiiIIk t.nrUy,
Tim postofllco department has or
dered the establishment or tho follow
ing rural rree delivery routes In Ne
braska, beginning sorvlco September
Helgrnde. Nance county, route No. 1,
length of route. 27V6 mites. Popula
tion served, COO. Number or houses on
lloonc, Iloono county, routo No. 1,
length or route, 2GV4 miles. Popula
tion nerved, 505. Number or houses on
HI wood, Gosper county, route No. 1,
length or route, ,'!o miles. Population
served, 570. Number or bouses on
Huntley, Harlan county, routo No.
1, length or route, 28 miles. Popula
tion served, GOO. Number or houses on
Johnson, Nemnhn county, additional
service, routo No. 2, length or route,
2U miles. Population served, 000.
Number or bouses on routo, 100.
The following appointments hnvo
been made in tho rural carried sorvlco
To take effect August 1:
Hloonillold, route No. 3 Emerson n.
Shelley, carrier; Virgil E. Shelley,
Holstcln, routo No. 1 Jacob Frlsch,
carrier; John II. Gloss, substitute.
To take effect August 15:
Ansley, routo No. 1 Joseph C.
Hyatt, carrier; Allen M. Hyatt, sub
stitute. Naponee, routo No. 1 Lafayette N.
Ford, carrier; Flora M. Ford, substi
tute. RECORD FOR A WEEK
Tim Twit Xt'y Yiirliiiml Cntitruilo Springs
C'lnln urn In Front.
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
New York 1)0 '.5 25 .772
Chlcngo 01 55 .'111 .KIM
Cincinnati 05 nil .1!) .5S0
Pittsburg SO 52 117 .581
St. Louis ill 40 45 .521
Iloston !).i .'111 59 ..170
Ilronklyn !5 112 fill .337
Philadelphia ....01 25 C(' .275
Player. Won. Lost. Pet.
New York S9 55 HI .G1S
Chicago 05 5S .115 .017
Iloston 01 50 35 .015
Philadelphia 80 50 30 .502
Cleveland SS 48 40 .545
St. Louis 81 35 40 .417
Dertolt 80 35 54 .30.1
Washington 88 10 00 .210
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
Colo. Springs.... 80 51 32 .028
Denver 01 50 35 .015
Omaha 02 40 to .500
Dso Moines 00 48 IS .500
St. Joseph SO 3S 4S .142
Sioux City 87 20 58 .333
GET BEAR MOUNTAIN LOO""
llim of tlin KiiIiIkts t'liptiirril anil nu
dum' tJni'lin of ViiIiiiiIiIi'm.
Fifty thousand dollars worth of se
curities, ensh and diamonds which had
rormed pnrt of the loot of the Hear
Mouth train robbery, have beon recov
ered. John Christie, arrested In Hopo,
N. D., guided Special Agent Mo.Fot
trldgo to tho place where tho eacho
was made, eight miles below the sceno
or tho robbery and on the samo sldo
or tho river. Tho securities filled a
Hour sack. They had been thrown
Into tho willows twenty feet from tho
river bank. Threo miles furtlier up
the hill Chrlstlo led tho olllccrs to
whero $170 In silver and bins had been
hldded under a stone. One package or
money bad been torn In two and
thrqwn away ns worthless. Ono hun
dred nml flvo small diamonds wero
found where tho paikago containing
them had been torn In two by tho rob
bers and spilled In tho sand. Two or
tho drafts aggregated $10,000. Chris
tie was taken to Phllllpsburg, whero
ho will remain until his trial In Sop
tombor, FliTlrlr l.lni l'rnjci'lfil.
Articles or Incorporation, have beon
filed with tho county clerk at Aurora,
Nob., by tho Omaha & Nobraska Cen
tral railway. The names or the in
corporators are Anthony Tester, Chns.
J. Helm. Chns. II. Doctor. Frank J.
Helm and Anthony G. Husk!. Tho au
thorized capital or tho company is $1,
500,000, nnd tho dates or tho beginning
and termination of tho organization
aro Juno 23, 1001. and Juno 23, 2003. It
Is tho purposo of tho company to con
struct nnd operate an olectrle railway
from Omaha to Hastings. Artlclos of
Incorporation wero tiled with tho sec
rotary of stato somo time ago. The
promoters nro Chicago men nnd tho
syndknto.is a strong ono.
Feiliiratmt Trades Indorse Ktrlke,
All tho labor unions In Chicago have
Indorsed ,tbo stock ynrds strike After
listening to the strikers' sldo or tho
controversy, which wns presented to
them by MIchnol J. Donnelly, presi
dent of tho striking butchers' union,
tho Chlcugo Fedorntlou or I,nbor.whtch
Is composed or every labor union In
Chicago, and has a membership of
nearly 300,000, adopted resolutions
pledging tho moral and ilunnclal sup
port of tho federated body as long as
tho strike continues.
IS OUT OF THE HOLE
Japanoso Praise Russian Gon
oral for His Sagacity.
EXCITING DESTROYER FIGHT
Bornplen of RtiMlnn Atrocity In Cnpttirrd
Japanese Soldier Ktm
General Kuropatkln's success In ex
tricating his army from tho Llao Tung
ponlnsula without disaster has elicited
much pralso from tho Japanese. The
concentration of his enemy at Kal
Chou at ono time seemed certain to
Involve It in disaster. It was popu
larly believed that a general decisive
battle would either bo fought at Ta
Tcho Klao or at Hal Cheng. It is con
sidered thut Kuropntkln nacrlllced his
prestige by abandoning nn Immense
territory without a battle. Ho was
rorced to abandon or destroy valuablo
stores and munitions or war when tho
transportation was almost tho most
scriouB problem to tho Russians. He
also Impaired tho morale of his army.
but ho preserved his men nnd guns. It'
1b evident that ho had hoped and
planned to check tho Jnpancso nd
vanco at Ta Tcho Klao. Then, arter
holding tho enemy in check, it is be
lieved to havo beon his purposo to con
centrate hla remaining forco at Llao
Yang nnd to strlkq Kurokl.
Admiral Toga rcportB nn exciting
torpedo boat destroyer fight ' which
took placo off Port Arthur. Tho Jap
anese torpedo boat destroyers Akebono
and Obsa approached the entranco or
tho harbor for tho purposo of rccon
nolterlng. Fourteen Russian torpedo
boat destroyers dashed out, separated
nnd endeavored to surround tho Jap
anese boats. Tho latter broko through
tho cordon, however, driving off three
or tho Russian boats. At this point
tho Japanese torpedo boat destroyer
Asuma attacked eleven Russian boats.
The latter retired within tho harbor.
Tho Japanese boats were uninjured.
The damago to tho Russian ships Is
General Kuroki's staff surgeons havo
examined tho bodies or a number or
soldiers whom they allege havo been
tho victims or Russian ntroclty. Ono
of tho cases cited was that of tho con
dition or affairs found nt Ito. It was
declared by tho surgeons that tho head
of a Japanese soldier was skinned by
the Russians while tho blood was yet
In circulation. Four casc3 in tho vi
cinity of Slamatzsa also wero reported,
In which tho surgeons asserted that
tho bodies wero bayoneted nfter tho
victims had fallen wounded. The pub
lication or these statements hns created
a feeling of disgust und lutonso re
sentment. Dan I'ntcheii utthe Nehrnsku Ktate Fnlr.
"Dan Patch," the world's premium
pacor, who will go against time at tho
Nobraska stato fair on Tuesday, Au
gust 30th, waB led Into his special car
at Savage, Minn., on July 30th. to bo
shlppcKl to Indianapolis, whero ho will
make his first public appearanco this
"Colrweb," tho runner, who Is to set
tho paco for tho champion In his record-breaking
exhibitions, nlso got
aboard tho samo car and will accom
pany Dan on his long tour.
Tho special car which has Just been
fitted up for "Dan Patch" Is a hnnd
somo affair nnd is duo to prove quite
an attraction. It Is painted nn lm
mnculnto white, has gold and alumi
num trimmings, and the furnishings
Includo all tho comforts that can be
provided for a horse. On either sldo
or the car aro lirc-slzo paintings or tho
champion. Thcso nro Insldo or gilt
framo and nro protected from tho rnv
age3 of tho weather by heavy plato
glass. Insldo aro also sleeping apart
ments for Care-taker Plummer and his
Ahunilanco of l'mrcr for I.lne.
Mr. Rubleo, Mr. I.onergan and Mr.
Humphrey, tho commltteo appointed
at Broken Bow to Investigate tho
power of tho South Loup In regard to
tho proposod electric line, aro enthusi
astic as to the possibilities or tho out
come. Mr. Rubleo says ho was aston
ished at tho amount or water power
tho river was capablo or furnishing,
and heretofore, did not believe such
a thing oxlstcd In tho county. Tho
ofllclal estlmato of tho Denvor en
gineer, who waB employed In tho mat
tor, has not been sent In. Tho line,
an Intorurbnn project, will run from
Broken Row to Loup City.
The Ktlltnr Klrct llftlcari.
The two days' meeting of tho North
Central Kansas Editorial association
closed at Concordia with tho ro-elro
tlon of Seward A. Jones, of tho Cfcn
cordla Illado, as president, and' Henry
H. Honey, of tho Mnnkato Advocate,
as socretary-treasuror. J. A. Totten
of tho Washington Register, wns elect
ed vlro president and tho rollowlng
executive commltteo was chosen: T.
A. Coudry, Snllna Journal; V. Hutch
Ins, Smith Center Pioneer; B. P.
Walker, Osborno Farmer. Sallnn was
selocted as tho placo of tho next meeting.
PRAISES FOR NEBRASKA
What Visitor to the Ktpnsltlon Tlilnk
of the Malinger.
Miss Ella Robertson, who has re
ccntly returned from tho St. Lotila
fair, Is much pleased with tho exhibit
Nebraska has to show to Its visitors.
"After viewing tho exhibits of tho
other stntcs or tho west," said Miss
Robertson, "I concluded that our fair
stato has tho best. This is especially
true In tho agricultural and fruit ex
hibits, tho latter being In charge of
Mrs. Atkinson, of Omaha, nnd Is cer
tainly arranged In mo3t tempting
"An unique feature of tho Nebraska
exhibit, and ono not found In Bcnrcely
another part of tho ngrlcultural build
ing, Is tho freo Ico-water. This littlo
mnrk of hospitality, whero you do not
havo to pay for a cooling drink, makes
this part of tho grounds an attractive
spot to visitors. Tho moving picture
lectures every hair hour, showing the
corn belt, tho activities or Nebraska's
farms and ranches, aro a sourco of
much comment on tho part of eastern
STATE CLAIMS DEPOSIT
Treasurer Mnrtensnn Has a Orlp on a
Tho dividends from tho money do
posited in tho defunct Lincoln SnvInfB
bank to tho credit of "Stato Trcasnrcr
Joseph Hartley," has not been paid to
tho stato treasurer by Receiver Hill,
but Treasurer Mortcnsen expects to
have tho account squared up shortly.
"I havo received no Intimation from
Mr. Hill when tho money would bo
paid," said Mr. Mortenscn, "and still
nm awaiting tho settlement. I havo
known for somo tlmo that tho money
wns In tho bank and cannot under
stand why tho dividends never were
paid to the state when other depos
itors wero settled with.
"There Is no record of the deposit
In tho books or this otlleo, but enter
ing tho nccount In tho nnmo or the
stato treasurer at tho bank clearly
makes It the property of this ofllce.
Mr. Hill stated to mo that attorneys
and friends of Mr. nartley had advised
him that tho money should bo paid to
Hartley, and I have notified him that I
will expect It to bo paid to tho stato.
I am willing to furnlBli nny legal aB
slstanco necessary to settle tho owner
ship or tho money. It Is tho property
or tho stato and we will tight for It If
M'CORMICK TO HOMESTEAD
Has Nn Intention or Solllii Ills ItlRht
to An j one.
Wlllinm McCormlck, of Lincoln, who
wns lucky enough to draw prize No. 1
in tho Rosebud lottery, is at Ilonesteol
with his ngent, Samuel Hcrrick. Mc
Cormlck gives his home as Lincoln,
Neb., and Is now in the employ of tho
treasury department. Ho says It is his
intention to pick out tho best clnlm
on tho reservation, near a townslto,
and that ho will resign hla position In
tho department nnd farm his claim.
Ho denies absolutely having mado ar
rangement with his agent or anybody
olso icgardlng tho disposition of tho
Several people are preparing to con
test his claim. In fact there Is an or
ganized gang or claim-Jumpers whoso
method is to accost x lucky drawer on
tho train, got him to make a proposi
tion to relinquish bororo witnesses and
then contest his claim.
The government officials who will
havo charge or tho filing havo arrived
with flvo Washington clerks. A now
town has been Inaugurated. It Is to bo
located on tho government reserve and
Is to bo callod nurkc, nftor Congress
man Burke, who drafted tho Rosebud
Htate Fnlr Notes.
Wobster county has appropriated
$100 to assist In derraylng tho oxpenso
or making a county collectlvo exhibit
at tho stato fair and G. V. Hummel
nnd L. C. Plslgor havo been appointed
to collect nnd havo charge of tho ex
hibit Mr. Hummell wns a caller at
tho stato fair Lincoln olllce to Bccuro
spneo for tho exhibit.
At this date thlrty-flvo dealers In
farm Implements and machinory havo
applied for and been assigned spaco
on the state fair grounds.
Arrangements have been mado for
enclosing tho show rings for cattlo and
horses on tho state fair grounds, which
will prove a great convenience to both
judges and exhibitors.
Death overtook tho Rev. Frank
Jcncks, formerly of College View,
whllo he Journoyed toward now mis
sionary work In Kansas. Details of
the railroad accident In which tho min
ister died havo reached tho friends In
Collego View. Tho story Is ono of a
railroad crossing. In which tho train
was hidden from vlow by a bluff, a
cornfield nnd a sharp curvo. Mr.
Jencks was driving and rodo upon tho
track Just In tlmo to meot a Mlssqurl
Pacific train. It wns vhlle on the wny
from his home In Tlmyor to tho town
of Coffoyvllle tJat tho accident occurred.
THE KANSAS FAIR
Management Promise3to Eclipse
Any Previous Effort.
$20,000 PREMIUMS OFFERED
The Hares Will he Sernntl to None nml
the Stuck Slum Will he Snuiu-
The Kansas stato fair at Topoka will
bo held this year September 12 to 17,
Inclusive, and the fair promises to
ecllpso any previous fairs, as tho man
agement has made special efforts to
secure attractions out of tho ordinary.
Tho railroads entering Topoka havo
granted a reduced rate of one faro for
tho round trip from all points In Kan
sas, which will bo In forco beginning
September 10 and good returnable un
til September 19. Thla 1b tho lowest
rate ever granted by tho Kansas toads
for any special occasion, and tho rato
will bo In rorco from every point In
The fair manngoment will offer $207
000 In prizes, purses nnd premiums.
and unusual Inducements will bo of-
fercd to exhibitors In every depart
ment. Tho eight stake races have
dosed and every ono has filled. Tho
purse races close September 3. The
third KansaB derby is to bo run on
Tuesday, Derby day, for a purse of
$500. In all, $3,500 Is offered for tho
running horses, and $8,000 In hung up
for tho harness horses. In addition,
Dan Patch, the fastest hamcBS borso
in tho world, with a record or 1:504.
will go an exhibition mllo on Wednes
day, Dan Patch day, apainst his own
record or $2.03V4 for a half mile track.
Special Interest centers about tho ap
pearanco or Dan Patch in Kansas,
only nt Topoka, as bo is tho noble son
or that fumoiis Knnsas horse, .loo
Patchen, 2:01 tf. Every afternoon dur
ing the races Marshall's band will play
and every night during fair week
Slgnor Sorrcn.tlno'8 famous Italian
Ilanda Rossa (the Red Band) will give
a concert In front of tho grandstand.
Durhig tho night concerts by tho Ban
da Rossa, Mr. Thos. Bass of Mexico,
Mo., the champion saddle horse train
er or tho west, will exhibit his fancy
high school saddle houses. Mr. Bass
trained tho famous high school saddle
horses Limestone Belle, Kentucky
Blue Eyes and Forest King, which
wero Bold for fabulous prices. Mr.
Bass' horses, stopping to tho mus'r of
tho world's foremost concert band, will
be ono of the features of fair week.
YORK IS CHAMPION.
Her (lalt wits Altocether Too Itniilil at
The championship belt goes to York,
as well as the honor of reducing the
state record seven-tenths or a aecond
nt tho Norfolk tournament.
In winning the B class hose race In
3 51-55, Norrolk passed Into tho A
class nnd fast company.
Following Is the summary or races:
State championship hoso race, class A.
York first, 32 2-5; Stanton second,
33 1-5. Stato championship hoso race,
class B, Norfolk first, 35 4-5; Hum
boldt second, 30 3-5; Chirks third,
3C 4-5. Stato championship hook and
ladder race, class A, Grand Island first,
38 3-5, State championship hook and
Indder race, class B, Hastings first,
42 4-5. State championship ladder
climbing contest, Hann of Grand Isl
and first, 8 1-10; Zelmcr of Hastings
second. Stato championship coupling
contest, three feet, Read and Stafford
of York tlrst, 4 7-10; Marks and Mayer
or Stanton second, 5 3-5; Innco nnd
McMahon or Kearney third, C 1-5.
Free-for-nll regulation hose race, Stan
ton ilrst, 321-5; York second, 33.
The Nebraska-Missouri DMpute.
The brief of tho state or Nebraska
In tho Nebraska-Missouri boundary
dlsputo has been filed In tho supreme
court or tho United States by Attorney
Genoral Prout. Tho litigation Is to
settlo tho tltlo to an Is'.-nd in tho Mis
souri river lying between Nemnba
county, Nebraska, and Atchison coun
ty, Missouri. At ono time tho Island
was a part or tho Nebraska mainland,
but In Its wnnderlngs tho river cut It
off and throw It on tho Missouri Bldo
of tho channel. As tho Island Is an en
tire township It hns beon a subject
of controversy for a number of years.
Tho contention of Nvbraska Is that
when tho state was formed Its east
ern boundary was tho center of the
river channel of tho state, whllo Mis
souri insists that tho center of tho
presont channel Is tho real boundary
Will Call In 00,000 of Warrants.
Stato Treasurer Mortcnsen will Issuo
a call for $50,000 of general fund stnto
warrants lato In the month, but no call
will be Issued for a data earlier than
August 20, owing to the extromoly
light rocelpts of tho office from county
treasurers nt present. Tho balnnco of
cosh on hand In tho permanent school
funds was $101,203.08, which is being
used to purchnso salaries as they aro
presented at tho ofllce by tho stato olll
ccrs and employes.
IMMENSE APPLE CROP.
Krythtni Indicate Largest Yield I
the History of Kansas, f
A Hutchinson, Kan., telegrnm says:
"Reno county will have an Immense
crop of apples this year and tho peo
ple who look after that sort of busl
ness will have something to do.
"There will bo 300 or 400 cars ot
apples shipped from Hutchinson alone
this year. A largo sharo of the apples
aro In tho vicinity of Hutchinson,
which nre grown In the county, and
the big market will be hero. There
will be as much as COO care or apples
shipped out of this city during tho
year. This would mean 450,000 bushcla
of Ben Davis, Wlnesap, Missouri Pip
pin and all the other lino eastern antj
"There aro dozens of fruit men wru
will hnvo from 1,000 to 5,000 bushclb.
nnd ono or moro will have 35,000 or
40,000 bushels to take caro of. This
means something. It will mean lots
of work, but with a good profit to pay
for tho work and the worry.
"Six hundred carloads mean thirty
trains of twenty enrs each. This would
mean a vast amount or wealth, for all
or theso apples will sell for a good
"Tho local storago houses aro pro
pared to take care of a vast amount
of fruit, and npplcs will be the main
thing stored this year. Tho storago
houses are ready for this tradp, In
fact they have been built with this
fitfjit country In vlow, to somo cxtont.
With crops like this one In sight, the
storago house8 will havo all they can
attend to and will prove such a suc
cess that thero Is certain to bo other
largo places built.
"There nre many trees along tho
Cow creek valley which will yield as
much ns twenty-flvo bushels to tho
tree. Some of them me a surprise to
people when they aro cecn from tho
roadway, but aro more of a puzzle yet
when they nro cosely examined. Early
in tho spring when tho first npplcs
appeared on the trees they grew In
clusters and there wero a dozen whero
thero should havo been but one or
two. Tho wind blew these extras oft
the trees and ono npplo Is growing
where ono Bhould grow. The npples
nre, consequently, large and will bo
tho finest grado of fruit ever raised In
"Thero nre over a million and a
quarter applo trees In bearing In the
county nt this tlmo nnd at least half
that number of trees are growing to
the ago when they will also bo bear
ing. This is an immense orchard
country, but Its possibilities for fruit
raising havo not been tested for one
tenth part as yet. There aro thousands
of acres of lino fruit land, where other
things of less value aro grown, and
which can bo bought for u modorato
price. It 1b the best Investment In
tho world, for a man who knows how
to make money out of an orchard."
Total Number of Inmutet for Month of
The monthly report of Warden
Beemer of the penitentiary, shows
that tho count on Juno 30 was 327
prisoners. Since that tlmo cloven new
ones have been received. One has
been recaptured, 1 returned rrom pa
role, 8 discharged, 3 paroled, 1 escaped
and 1 commuted, making tho total
number on July 31, 327. Tho averago
number for tho month was 32C.3. Tho
Leo Broom & Duster company em
ployed 1G4 on full task, 0 on three
quarter task and 20 on half task. Of
tho new men received during the
month, two were "sent up" for forgery,
two for obstructing n railroad, one for
burglary, ono for a statutory offense,
two for manslaughter, one for larceny,
one for robbery and ono for shooting
with lntont to kill. Four camo from
Douglas county, two from Lincoln
county, and ono each from York, But
ler, Hall, Sioux and Banner counties.
The two sent up for manslaughter
wero Henry C. Foster of Douglas
county, sentenced to seven years, nnd
James Connolly of Sioux county, boii
tenced to eight. Connelly Is tho man
brought to tho prison after tho su
preme court bad granted him a sus
pension of sentence.
Tho man returnod from espapo was
Mack Spahr, from Madison county for
assault to wound. Ho has a sontenco
of two yoars and loses flvo months of
good time for escaping. Tho man re
turned from pnrolo Is Joseph T. Dus
seldorf of Douglas county, sentenced
to four years for manslaughter. Tho
man whoso sentence was commuted
was Cyrus Dunn of Washington coun
ty, tho murdoror released by Governor
Mickey on July 4 according to custom.
Two men were punished for fighting
during the month and slxteon for vio
lation of tho prison regulations.
Ruled Off Tnrf for Life.
Fred Foster nnd Jockey Charles Gray
wore ruled off tho turf for Ilfo by tho
Hawthorno Judges. Tho horses Pozur
nnd Gub Holdron nro Included In tho
penalty, which Is supplementary to
that inflicted In July, when Jnmes
Gray and Mat Foator wore placed un-
ner me uan oi mo wesiuni iun uuiuuih. y2, i)
Tho charges against tho ponallzed turf- ' I
mon Is "fraudulent practices." The - l
accusation Is based on tho bad running
of Pozur nnd Otis Heldron by which
ft is asserted tho four mon ruled off
nrofltcd by fully $35,000.
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