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THE KANSAS FAIR
Uto Associations Havo Soloc
tion of tlio Judges.
DETAILS ABOUT ENTRIES
Xuoronghtirrd filork, Ilnlry, Hurt tcul
tarnl, Airrlrtilturnt unit l'oullry
Vthlblu IV 1 1 1 It tlreut.
WHIPPED IN SECOND ROUND
Tho departments of tlio Kansas stato
fair at Topcka thin your will lio tinder
the auspices of various stnto livestock
and onrlculturnl soclctlcn, which uioaiiB
ithat theao Btato societies nro purlieu
'lnrly Interested In tho Topcka fair anil
.will lend their aid to It.
Tho ontlro livestock department will
Jbe under tho nusplces of tho Kansas
Improved Stock llrcedcra' nsso intlon.
.Tho association will mnko all n,lnn and
classifications and will appoint nil su
perintendents and ofllelula In charge of
II. A. Heath will ho general Biipcr
intendent of tho department. T. 1
Babst of Auburn will bo superintend
nnt of tho bocf breed division and J. S.
1m of Topoka will bo director In
dkarec M. S. Babcock of Nortonvlllo
will bo superintendent of the dunl-pur-90B0
division of tho cnttlo department
and Dr. J. P. Kastor will bo the di
rector In charge. H. W. McAfeo will
bo tho superintendent of tho draft
horse department and O. P. Updcgralt
will bo tuo director In churgo. D. O.
Orr of Topcka will bo tho superintend
ent of tho light horso department and
Frank Foster will bo, tho dlroctor In
charge II. M. Klrkpatrlck of Wolcott,
Kan., will bo tho superintendent of
ihe Bwlno'dlvlslon and Charles Wolff
will bo tho director In charge. 12. W.
Mclvtllo of Eudora will bo tho super
intendent of tho sheep department and
B. F. Pankoy will bo tho director In
chargo. Thcso samo men will look
after tho Angora goitt department.
Tho poultry dopurtment will bo un
der tho control of tho Kansas Stnto
Poultry association, tho officers of
which arc: President, Prof. I L.
Dychc, Lawrence, Kan.; vlco president,
Geo. H. Gillies, Topcka; sccretury,
Gen. J. W. F. Hughes, Topoka; treas
urer, ThomaB Owen, Topcka: direc
tors, H. C. Short, Leavenworth, A. J.
Kerns, Saltna. II. M. Phillips, Topcka.
F. J. Gaghagan, Topoka, 13. 12. Kauf
man, Nortonvlllo, and above men
Thomas Owens will bo Bupcrlntcnd
ent of tho poultry department and A.
DeMuth will ho tho director In chargo.
E. II. Rhodes will bo tho expert judge.
Tho farm products department will
bo In chargo of J. I). Sims, suporln-
tondent and T. J. Anderson, director.
Entries of llvo stock will closo at
noon, September 12, and In speed de
partment, September 1,. and running
races at 4 p. m. tho day beforo the
races aro called.
Tho grounds will bo open for tho
reception of llvo stock and for tho In
stallation of samo Friday, September
All railroads entering Topoka havo
mado tho following rates: On show
stock, full tariff rates must bo paid to
Topoka, and all stock shown, remain
ing In the possession of tho original
chipper will bo rcturnod free of
All exhibits should bo In plncc not
later than Monday noon, September
12, and if not bo placed tho stalls or
pcnB may bo reassigned.
Ono of tho features of tho fair will
bo tho dairy department under the
auspices of tho Kansas State Dairy
association, with tho following officers:
President, Elmer Forney, Abilene;
vlco president, D. S. Hrandt, Dwlght;
secretary, T. A. Uormun. Topoka;
treasurer, I, D. Graham, Topoka.
As Kansas ranks at tho head of
western dairy states, this department
will rccelvo npoclnl attention. Tho
rules governing axhlbits aro as fol
lows: All articles muRt bo entered and
cards obtained from tho secretary be
foro space will ho assigned.
Entries should bo mado on or be
foro Saturday, Septombcr 10, 1001, at
6 o'clock p. m., by application to tho
secretary at Tr.peka, who will furnish
all necessary blanks.
Articles in this class must bo In
place not later than Monday, Septem
ber 12, 1904. Cold storago will be fur
nished for all butter on exhibition.
Manufacturers, dealers and Inventors
are Invited to mako an exhibit of
dairy lmplomonts and supplies.
Articles for tho fair should bo billed
to tho "State Fair Grounds, Topcka,"
with charges prepaid.
No awards will ho mndo on butter
or cheese scoring less than 85 points.
Awards will ho mado by n slnglo
Judgo with tho following scalo of
-points: Hutter Flavor 45. grain 30,
color 15, salting 10; total, 100. Checso
Flavor 30, quality 30, toxturo 20,
color 10, salting 10; total, 100.
XArgeit Stock Hlior In the World,
Tho world's fair llvo stock show
opened to contlnuo until November 4,
and Is ono of tho principal features
of tho exposition, Tho scopo of this
enterprise, which oxtonda to every de
partment of live stock ranging from
cattlo and horses down to Delglnn
pigeons and hares, oxeceds that of any
other ovent In tho history of llvo stock
ehowB. The total valuation of tho
prizes to be awarded Is placed at $400,-000.
Tho Hullo Minor Ilndly Frightened ami
I Kmlly Hunched Out,
Jack Munroo of IluttP, Mont., wont
down and out beforo Champion Jnmos
J. Jeffries at Snn Francisco In tho bcc
ond round. Tho man from tho min
ing district mndo a sorry showing. Tho
minor wan Beared and awkward, nnd
Jeffries In tho first round hnd him
twice on tho canvas taking tho count.
A great throng witnessed tho con
tent. Estimates of tho number In at
tendance rnngo from 7,000 to 9,000, nnd
It Is believed that tho gato receipts
will approximate) $35,000.
Hound 1 Hoth ndvnnccd slowly to
tho center nnd Indulged In light spar
ring. Munroo won tho first to lead
with a loft thnt was abort. Jeffries
danced around his opponent, drew htm
into a clinch nnd missed a right for
tho body. Jeffries wns chewing gum
and smiling. Jeffries sent Munroo to
tho floor with a left hook to tho Jaw.
Munroo wns up qulokly, but thochnm
plon drovo a straight right to tho head
and followed It with n loft nwlng to
tho stomach. Jeffries followed his ad
vantage, driving Munroo to tho ropes
with right nnd left to tho body. A well
directed left to tho Jaw sent Munroo
to tho ropes for eight seconds. Ho
rose, but again was floored with a sim
ilar blow. Jeffries ntarted a vicious
right on tho Jaw, but tho bell rang and
tho chnmplon stayed Its progress.
Munroo did not land a blow nnd
looked nearly out 03 his seconds
Bhoved him to his corner.
Hound 2 They wont to n clinch.
Munroo received n left awing to tho
mouth thnt made him spit blood. Ho
boro In, however, but Jeffries waa un
relenting, smashing him nil over tho
body with loft anil right nnd floored the
miner again. Illood llowcd from Mun
roo'a face nnd oars. Then tho terrific
left to tho faco rendered tho minor
helpless. He sunk slowly to tho floor
nnd attempted to rise. Jeffries was
waiting for him, but beforo tho cham
pion could land on his helpless victim
Iteferco Gninoy grabbed him nnd de
clared Jeffries tho winner.
ANNUAL PENSION REPORT
Two Russian Torpedo Destroy
ers Put Out of Action.
RUSSIAN SHIPS DISMANTLED
Itfithrr 1 linn Low Vi'iieM In Mmnchiil
Iliirhor They Aro DUiimutlcd
Untlcr CIiIiii'ho Direction.
I 14 Million Kxponded In
Ilopurtinont tlm Lint Your
Tho annual report of the pension
commission, covering tho fiscal year
ending Juno 30, 1001, has been mndo
public by tho acting Eocrctnry of tho
Interior. Tho report shows that dur
ing tho year tho cost of maintaining
tho pension system of tho government
has been $111,712,787. The appropria
tion for this purposo wns $146,1 19,290,
leering nu unexpended hnlance of $1,
70t'i,508. During tho year 47,371 per
sons woro added to and 49,157 dropped
from tho pension rolls.
Tho report icfera to tho order Is
sued by the commissioner March 15
last In which ago Is made tin eldence
of disability and says that In thothrcc
and a half months of Its operation
only 8 per cent of 28,80(1 out of tho
375,000 pensioners havo asked for ln
crcaso under Its terms. The report
says tho order Introduces no now prin
ciple, and Is In direct lino of economy,
as It certainly Is In the lino of prece
Less than (1 per cent of tho appro
priation of $1,500,000 wns used to pay
claimants under the order, tho balance
belnu turned back Into tho treasury.
Fle Russian ntenmers and two tor
pedo boat destroyers emerged from
Port Arthur and hegnn tho work of
clearing nwny floating mines. At
twenty minutes past six In tho even
ing a two-fuiinelod torpedo boat de
stroyer struck ti mine two miles off
Llnott promotory nnd sunk Immedi
ately. Flvo minutes later n second
destroyer, with four funnels, ran
against another floating mine, which
exploded. Tho bccond vessel wns at
onto surrounded by other Husslun
ships nnd towed into port, tho entire
flotilla accompanying her. These oc
cuncncca wero seen from various Jnp
ancso watch towers. Tho Japanese
cruiser Hashtdato also witnessed the
explosion. Tho action of tho Husslans
In attempting to clear tho channel of
mines Indicated tho Intention of tho
fleet agulu to sally fiom Port Arthur.
An order was received ut Shanghai
from tho Russian minister at Peklu
that tho cruiser Askold and tho tor
pedo boat destroyer Grozovol are to
bo disarmed. First, an order went
forth thnt tho vessels could remain
for four days longer. Then negotia
tions woro begun for another four
days. Tho request wns eagerly and
persistently pressed by tho Husslan
minister at Pckln, but It wns abso
lutely refused by the Chinese, govern
ment. Thereupon an order corao to
Shanghai to rush tho work on tho ves
sels nnd go out to what seemed cer
tain death. The abject distress of tho
ABkold's crew when this news was re
ceived was pitiable. From the first tho
ofllcors and crew havo urged disarma
ment, but the minister at Pckln would
not consider tho suggestion. Tho dock
mnnngcrs notified tho Russian officials
that tho Astcold's hull could not bo re
paired In tho required time. More
telegraphing to Pokln followed and
tho welcome order to dlsmanllo was
received by tho Husslan admiral. Un
der tho supervision of tho customs
authorities representing Chlnn, tho
Askold and Grozovol will go out of
commission and as soon as they aro
patched up thoy will take their places
olongsldo tho gunboat Mandjur, which
wns dismantled last March. Emperor
Nicholas Font a messago to tho crews
of tho Askold and Grozovol congratu
lating them for saving tho vessels nnd
coin eying words of hope. There Is
general satisfaction over tho outcomo
of- tho matter. It Is understood that
tho Japaneso llcot will romaln until
tho Russian vessels aro completely disarmed.
Nnr i:qul)ml With tho finest Stool
Colli, All llurglur I'roof
The last tier or tho $80,000 of now
cells ordered for the now west cell
houso of tho Nebraska penitentiary
has been completed and will bo In
spected by tho stato architect nnd tho
members of tho hoard. Thcro aro 210
colls In the contract, nil built of tho
finest burglar-proof steel and equipped
with nil modern conveniences. Two
bunks, running water, sanitary plumb
ing and n wnsh howl aro Included In
tho outfit for each cell, nnd they aro
absolutely fireproof 'In construction.
A patented locking dovlco permits of
tho locking and unlocking of each tier
from tho cell houso turnkey's oftlco,
and tho cells nro so constructed thnt
all nre exposed to nn unobstructed
scrutiny by the guards nnd turnkeys
nt all times. Tho cells In tho lower
tier havo been In use for some time
nnd, now that the entire number Is
completed, all of tho convicts will bo
transferred from tho east coll houso to
tho new structure, tho old cells to bo
retained for emergencies and overflow.
Tho equipment is tho finest and most
modern of any In existence, nnd prison
experts from eastern stntes who hnve
visited tho penitentiary for the pur
poso of Inspection declare that Ne
braska now has the finest equipped
penitentiary In tho world and the fin
est prison In tho world with tho sole
exception of tho Baltimore house of
correction, which is slightly larger.
When the- prisoners nro transferred
to tho new cells sovcral now methods
In prison discipline will bo Inaugurated
by Warden Roomer. The striped uni
form of tho convict will pass away,
only to bo worn by the unruly prison
ers. In Its place will come a cadet
gray uniform resembling that of a
mall carrier, and mado in two shades,
tho darkest to bo worn by the prison
ers whoso conduct Is above leproach,
and tho lighter shade by those who
commit no serious infraction of tho
With tho passing of tho blnck and
white stripes the famous and detested
prison lockstep will die. In the fu
ture tho men will march two abreast,
with arms folded, when In couples or
squnds, and as ordinary mortals when
alone. They will be drilled In march
ing evolutions to facilitate their trans
fer from one part of tho prison to an
other without confusion.
MAKE FINAL STAND
Japanose Making Herculean Ef
forts at Port Arthur.
REFORM IN RUSSIA
ONLY A QUESTION OF TIME
Tlio Jnpniipn Cortuln of Htirceim Ter
rible Kxeriition on tlio Kosiln
THIS IS NOT AT ALL FUNNY
CHICKENS COMING HOME
PRIZES FOR MARKSMEN
Now York I'lmt nt Tort Kll-j Willi n
What probably Is tho greatest Indi
vidual rlflo shoot In tho history of the
United States began at tho national
rango at Fort HUoy, Kan. Thero aro
nearly 300 ontrles and It will tako two
days to shoot off tho match. Firing
was nt 200, 300, 500 and GOO yards,
slow firo with ton shots at each of tho
four ranges for each competitor. Tho
wonther conditions wero favorable.
Tho presentation of tho cash prizes,
trophies and medals In tho untlonal
team shoot, which was finished, was
mado by Capt. A. C. Macomb. Tho
New York team was given tho first
prize, consisting of tho national
trophy, which may ho held for ono
year, and $G00 In cash. Later tho
teams from Georgia, Pennsyhnnla,
Maryland and tho District of Colum
bia loft for tholr homes, although a
fow members from Georgia, tho Dis
trict of Columbia and Connecticut re
mained to tako part In tho lndlvldua'
When n man Is willing to ndmlt to
his wlfo that ho went to tho races It Is
a algu that ho won.
Authorities Now After Unlawful
Capiases woro placed In tho hands
of Sheriff Bell of Cripplo Creek for
twenty-eight prominent citizens of tho
Cripplo Crook district against whom
Informations havo been filed In tho
district court by Deputy District At
torney C. C. Butler. Tho chnrge3 aro
conspiracy nnd assault to kill, con
spiracy nnd falso Imprisonment and
conspiracy, malicious mischief and
larceny In connection with lato dc
portntlonB. Among tho alleged lead
ers of tho mob for whom capiases wero
Nelson Franklin, former mnyor of
E. C. Nowcomb, cashier of tho First
Henry Dahl, manager of tho Ophlr
A, E. Cnrlton, president of tho First
Harry Waters. Frank Van Neck,
Chnrles Gunn, E. K. Young, deputy
A. C. Cole, former secretary of tho
citizens' alllanco nt Victor.
Daniel McCarthy, superintendent of
tho Golden Cyclo inlno,
William Carruthers, solicitor for tho
Colorado & Southwestern railroad.
Louis Henry, superintendent of tho
Rose Maud mine.
John Ralzell, superintendent of tho
Sedan Mining company.
William Hninbrldgo, superintendent
of the El Paso mine.
Fifty I)oll.irn Fine and CoU for Chlrlcea
Shooting U N'oJoko
Deputy Game Warden Hunger has
reported the arrest and conviction of
threo prominent citizens of Ord, Neb.,
for vlolutlon of tho state game laws.
Mr. Hunger was at Ord and arrested
T. Rockford and C. II. Partridge for
having In their possession ten young
pralrlo chickens which thoy had slain.
Thoy wero assessed $50 and costs
amounting to $5.90. When tho two
men wero arrested thoy at once sent
out mounted messengers to notify
others hunting In tho vicinity of Ord.
John Bearen, a retired farmor, wns one
of tho hunters to receive notice of tho
presence of the deputy In tho neighbor.
hood nnd nt onco sent eight chickens
which ho had killed to his residence by
n former boy. Ho then enmo to town
and laughed at Deputy Hunger whllo
the henrlng of tho first two offenders
was in progress. Paying no attention
to tho display of mirth, Mr. Hunger
secretly dispatched an officer with a
search warrant to Bearen's home. Tho
olght chickens wero found. Bearen
declared thoy woro young guineas, but
when tho chargo of killing pralrlo
chickens was filed against him pleaded
guilty and paid a lino ot $40 and costs
amounting to $4.90.
A Toklo dispatch says:
"Tho final assault on .Port Arthur
is Imminent. Hundreds of Japanese
guns contlnuo to pour n destructive
flro Into tho city and harbor, along tho
lines of forts nnd entrenchments pre
paratory to tho Infantry assault. It Is
evident that tho Russian lines have
been wenkened nnd partly penetrated
In the vicinity of Autzshnn and Itzshan
forts. Tho entire lino of Russian de
fenses Immediately nhout tho harbor
are within range of tho Japaneso guns.
A number of Russian forts nnd bat
teries contlnuo to be vigorous. The
Japaneso death roll will bo heavily in
creased beforo thoy are cnptuied. Tho
direction of tho Japaneso attack creates
the Impression here that tho city nnd
defenses on either side of tho harbor
entrance will fall first.
"The final stand will be made at
Llao Tlshan. Japaneso official chan
nels of Information remain closed and
the navy department's announcement
of the striking of n mlno by the bat
tleship Sevastopol and tho firing upon
the Russian forts by the cruisers NIs
shln and Kasugn are the only disclos
ures mado for several days. It Is be
lieved that both sides have suffered
heavy losses nnd that tho final record
will mako tho siege the bloodiest slnco
"Tho Japanese nro supremely con
fident of tho ultimate result. The lead
ers of tho government await the out
come In calm assurance. The people
are everywhere decorating streets and
houses and erecting arches and flag
staffs In preparation for a national
celebration of the expected victory."
An official dispatch from Vladivos
tok shows that every officer on the
Hossla and Gromobol which escaped
after the battle with the Japaneso fleet
In which the Rurlk wns sunk, was
either killed or wounded. Rear Ad
miral Jcssen narrowly escaped tho
fato of Admiral WIthoft. He was
standing on the bridge of the Rossla
when It was wrecked by a shell. Tho
two Husslan cruisers were literally
riddled, tholr guns and engines being
partially dismantled. Tho escape of
tho Russian vessels from Admiral
Kamlmura's four nrmored cruisers Is
regnrded as a wonderful piece of luck.
It Is presumed thnt tho pursuers of
the Russian ships did not daro to go
further north, fearing that some of the
vessels of tho Port Arthur squadron
would break through tho straits of
The lllrth of n Son OcciirIoii for Initia
ting Needed Improvement.
Tho manifesto of Emperor Nichols
on tho occasion of tho birth of an heir
to tho Russian throno tho text of
which Is published In a very lengthy
document, Is liberal In tho benefits to
bo bestowed on many classes.
Ono of tho Important provisions re
lates to the entire nbolltlon of corporal
pnulshmcnt among tho rural classes,
and Its curtailment In tho nrmy nnd
navy. Tho remission of land putchaso
arrears nffects ono of tho largest
classes of the population throughout
tho empire, nnd Its benefits are also
extended to estates In Poland. Tho
amelioration of tho conditions which
provnll In Finland nro moro extensive
than had been expected nnd Include tho
establishment of a stato laud fund,
amnesty for various offenses, remission
of pcnaltlea Inflicted for non-compliance
with the conscription acts and for
emigration without permission.
Tho general provisions of tho mani
festo Include an all-round reduction In
sentences for common-law offenses, a
general nmncsty for political ofonses,
except In cases of murder, and the edu
cation of children of officers nnd sol
diers who havo been victims of the
war, as well as asslstanco for such
families as' need It whoso bread win
ners have fallen In tho service of their
Tho manifesto Is Introduced In the
following messnge to tho people:
"By tho will of God, we, tho cznr and
autocrat of all tho Russtas, czar of
Poland, grand duke of Finland, etc.,
announce to our faithful subjects that
on this tho christening day of our Bon
and holr, the Grand Duke Alexia Nlc
holaevltch, following tho promptings
of our heart, turn to our great family
of tho empire and, with tho deepest and
most heartfelt pleasure, oven amidst
these times of national struggle and
oiulculty, bestow uiou them some gifts
of our royal favor for their greater en
joyment in their dally lives."
PROGRESS ON NORMALS
A Itnru Whcnl-lluylng Itrroril,
In tho last fifteen day3 tho threo
mills at Wellington, Kan,, have paid
to farmers $500,000 for wheat, nearly
all of which has boon shlppod out of
town over tho Santa Fo railroad. Tho
Hunter Milling company, ono of tho
largest mills, has mado nn avorago
shipment in this ttmo of nearly sov
onteen ears per day; provided tho
othor mills did as well, over 700 cars
of wheat, or nearly twonty-flvo train
loads, huvo boon handled from that
Coal Hhedi llurned
Tho Burlington coal sheds at Repub
lican City, Nob., took fire, presumably
from sparks from ono of tho engines
In tho yard, and as a high wind was
blowing thoy could not bo saved. It
was first noticed about 12 it..), and as
many wore at dinner It was dlfllcult to
get an englno crow around to do tho
necessary work. Tho large sheds, part
of which wero but recontly completed,
containing two derricks and about
twenty-four buckets togethor with
nbout fifty tons of coal, a car of lime
and plaster, four ompty cars, a part of
tho stock yard fonco and a lot of tracb
waa tho loss.
A number of cars containing coal
and other merchandise wero gotton out
of tho way. Tho loss Is hoary, but tho
Inconvonlonco worse, as many engines
aro coaled thoro and to coal direct from
tho cars, as they must do a fow cn
glncs, is very unhandy.
Want Him to Intercede to Hecnre Tholr
A petition has been mailed to Presi
dent Roosevelt asking him to inter
vene In behalf of tho men doported
from Cripple Creek and to protect thom
In their return to the district. The
petition Is a voluminous affair and In
cludes a personal statement of John H.
Murphy, general counsel for the West
ern Federation of Miners; tho affidavit
of Thomas II. Pnrfet, ono of the de
ported men, who claims that ho was
badly beaten by members of tho mob,
and a sworn statement of his physi
cian to tho effect that Parfet Is suffer
ing from Injuries that may result ser
iously. Tho whole caso Is based on tho
alleged abuso received by Parfet at
the hands of the mob.
Affidavits and preliminary papers
necessary to tho commencement of
criminal actons against alleged leaders
of tho mob havo also been prepared
and forwarded to tho district attorney
of Tellnr county. Tho affidavits arc
signed by all tho men driven from tho
The petition to the president was
forwarded to his homo at Oyster Bay.
Peru School VfnlU Going Up iiud Work
Itimhed lit Kearney.
Tho walls of tho new chapel building
at tho Poru Normal school hno been
completed to tho first floor of tho
building and the Iron work is now be
ing placed In position. Superintedent
Crabtrcc has addressed n letter to Sup
orlndcntent Fowler as secretary of the
state board of education, reporting up
on tho progress being mado on tho now
building nnd covering conditions nt
tho school at this time.
Tho letter states that tho first nine
teen days of August havo been devot
ed by the faculty to forwarding Infor
mation regarding tho school work to
many prospective students and to com
pleting arrangements for the beginning
of tho fall term, which will bo In Sept
ember. Suporlntondont Crabtreo has
received letters from many tenchors
of the stato announcing that thoy will
attend tho normal this winter and In
dications point to a much larger en
rollment and attendance than over be
foro. The members of tho faculty aro
returning from their summor vacations
and preparing for work, and many
students nro already at Peru to secure
lodging for the fall term. Prospects
aro for a record-breaking term of
school this year.
Tho buildings at tho Kearney Nor
mal also are bolng pushed rapidly nnd
tho first term of school will begin in
Septombcr of 1905. Tho next session
of tho loglslaturo will mako an appro
priation for tho maintenance of tho new
school and for tho salaries of tho fac
ulty, tho members of which will not ho
selected by tho board of education until
Ited Cloud Inler-Mnto ICt-unlon
It Is expected that tlio lnterstato re
union to bo hold at Red Cloud, Septem
ber 5 to 10, will ho 0110 of tho largest
in tho stato this year. Many notable
attractions nro alroady scheduled for
tho program, and nn opportunity will
bo uflordod to hear some of tho promi
nent polltlenl speakers of tho day, an
unusually largo number having ac
cepted tho Invitation to bo present
Bomo day during the week. Red Cloud
Is making big preparations to enter
tain tho visitors.
.Terry Slmpann n Candidate
The territorial democratic conven
tion to nominate n delegato to con
gress met at Ins Vegas, Now Moxlco.
Antonio Josoph, former delegato to
congress, wns named as tomporary
chairman. Thoro aro only two candi
dates for tho nomination Gcorgo P.
Monoy of Lns Vegas, eon of United
Stntes Senator Money ot Mississippi,
and Jerry Simpson of Roswell, for-
1 merly ot Kansas.
A Forty-foot 1'etrlll.xt Tree.
A petrified plno tree has been found
by II. L. Burch of Rochford, S. D.,
nnd It Is to bo sent to tho St. Louis
exposition. It Is about forty feet In
length nnd tho estimated weight Is
10,000 pounds. It Is a well preserved
specimen, showing tho grain nnd cir
cles of the wood distinctly.
Mining Coiicm-m nt Portland.
President J. H. Richards, of Idaho,
called to order tho soventh nnnunl ses
sion ot the mining congtcss at Port
land, Oro In tho prcsenco of about
1,500 people. Manv of tlm rtnin.
had not yet arrlvod. It Is estimated
that from 2.000 to 2,500 will attend.
Upton will Try Again,
Sir Thomns Upton haB oponed nego
tiations with tho Dennys of Glasrow
for building tho Shamrock iv, .
viiled Georgo L. Watson accepts a com
mission to design another challenger
for the America's cup,
MalL Itonte Agent In Hard I.nek.
William A. Armstrong, an old tlmo
mall clerk between Omaha and Denver
on tho B. & M. was thrown from a
buggy by a fractious horso
at Greonwood, Nob., nnd had
his leg broken by tho horso
rearing hack and falling on him.
Last winter Mr. Armstrong camo near
being killed by n boy striking him in
the head whllo unloading wood. Ho
has mot, with sovcral serious accidents
but was never Injured whllo on duty.
Ho Is In a serious condition and am
putation of tho limb may bo necessary.
Odoll i:tevutor llurned.
The clovator ot Odoll In tho south
pait of Gago county, belonging to Snm
uol O. Adams was destroyed by fire
entailing a loss of $1,000; lnsurnnco
$1,800. Tho flro originated In tho en
Mot HntUfuotiiry Knranipnieiit.
The David City oncampmont was the
most largely attended encampment
over hold In tho stato and Is pro
nounced by tho commanding ofllclnla
to bo tho most satisfactory In results.
This Is tho first encampment In tho
history of the organization when cvory
company In hoth tho First and Sec
ond reglmontB were present. Sosldos
tho two regiments thoro woro In at
tendance nt tho encampment tho signal
corps from Fremont, hospital corps
from Lincoln, ono battery of artillery
from Wymoro, one troop cavalry from
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