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Sews of Nebraska.
SVilstook Gasoline for Wator; Dead.
Ornnha, July C Mrs. Anna John
ton, In aUtMiiptitiK to light a gasoHno
stove, mistook leaking guHolino for
water and applied a match, causing
u toirJflc explosion, which resulted In
she woman's death and the partial do
Mtruction of her homo.
Young Livingston Is Dead,
tturwoll, Neb., July 8. Robert L.
lilvlnKSton, tno young man who wan
shot Klxteen miles northwest of hero,
Sn dead. Ho was a student of Crelgh
ton Medical college of Omaha. Tho
accident was caused by a shotgun.
The charge entered tho left leg, Just
below tho pelvis, and went upward,
shattering the pelvic bones and enter
ing the abdomen. The funeral was
3aeld this morning nt Elkhorn.
Missouri River Flood Receding.
'Omaha, July 10. With the same
rapidity with which the muddy water
of the Missouri began climbing out of
Its bank the ilood has begun to re
vode, nnd since Sunday nt midnight,
when the crest ot the Ilood wave was
reached, there has been a drop of
about two feet. To Omaha property
"damage of very small amount wns
done. The principal sufferers wero
the cottagers along the the bottom
landfl. With the fanners and truck
growers on the lowlands In tho
-country greater damage has been
done, as crops In .some places hayo
ibeen entirely washed out.
Lnwson Speaks at Falrbury.
Falrbury, Neb., July 11!. Thomas
TV. Lnwbon spoke to a largo crowd at
tho Chautauqua grounds. He was
welcomed by Congressman 13. II. Iiln
uhnw and Colonel fi. V. Jenkins, rep
resenting Governor Mickey, who was
unable to be present. Mr. Lnwson
spoke on "The System," nnd said his
expose, which was only begun, would
ii continued indefinitely. Ho said his
attacks on the Standard Oil and other
corporation was not tho result of a
v,uddon impulse, but followed a resolve
formed more than ten years ago, be
fore he lintl become Involved In a con
troverfiy with any of the companies.
LaFollette in Fight to Stay.
Beatrice, Neb., July 10. Governor
ILnFollette of Wisconsin spoke to a
Inrge audience on "The Perils of Our
'Country." Chief of these perils, tho
governor said, was the departure from
representative government by permit
ting corporation interests to control
'pdlltlcnl parties and legislative bod
ies. The governor spoke for about
three hours and was attentively list-
encd to. Part of his talk was devoted
to political nffairs of Wisconsin, toll
ing of his struggle with the machine
and the bosses nnd his final triumph.
jilt? ;irtFo devoted considerable time to
-regulation of railroad rates by legis
lative and congressionhl ennctment
nnd said he was In the fight to stay.
TWO MEET DEATH IN WASHOUT.
Turlington Train on Oberlin Branch
Goes Into Ditch Near Kanona.
"Republican City, Neb., July 10. On
Hhc Oberlin branch or the Burlington
out from here two were killed and
several Injured in a wreck near the
small town of Kanonn, Kan.
The killed are: Miss Millie Koll of
Republican City and Harry White.
The injured are: Dr. A. A. Allen of
Topeka. Ed Render of Hastings, Neb.,
31 :s. W. L. Egbert of Republican City.
The families of the engineer, fire
man and brakeman of tho Ill-fated
train wero on their way to the other
end of the road to spend Sunday be
cause the train crew had been kept
siway from home for a week on ac
count of a washout near the Republic-
.fin river. Miss Millie Koll is the
daughter of the engineer. Her mother
And younger sister escaped serious In
jury. Mrs. Egbert Is tho wife of the
ilremnn. Her smnll child was with her.
Since tho high water, which enmo
1m1 week, no regular trains have been
nin on the Oberlin branch. Pnssen
Kftrs, express and the mail have been
carried by the work trains on each
side of the washout and transferred
at the gap. The whole train, consist,
ing of engine, boxcar and caboose,
went into the ditch.
WITNESSES WILL NOT ANSWER.
Wen Called in Worrall Grain Case Re
fuse to Testify Before Examiner.
Lincoln, July 8. Five witnesses
were examined In the taking of depo
sitions at Hnvelock In the stilt of tho
"Worrall Grain company ngoinst mem
bers of the Nebraska Grain Dealers'
association for damages. The wit
nesses sworn wore V. E. Levering, as
sistant treasurer; Edward Slater,
clerk for the Central Granaries com
lany nt Lincoln; W. II. Eerguson,
who operates some forty-five or fifty
elevators along the Rurllngton; E. N.
3ti tch ell, secretary and treasurer of
The Jaqucs Grain company, and Sam
uel Walker, formerly In the grain busl
jness at Wnverly.
Questions were addressed to Lovor
Ing and Slater with intent to show the
Bimlntenanco by the state association
of a price committee, consisting of
tho Central Granaries compu'iy and
the Nebraska Elevator company of
Lincoln, the Nye-Schnelder-l''owIer
company of Fremont, the Omnha Ele
vator company and tho Updike Grain
company of Omaha, by which tho
prices to be paid fnrmors for grain
weno fixed nnd sent out to regular as
Micia'.ton representatives in the thir
teen districts Into which Nebraska
nnd a small portion of northern Kan
sns were divided by tho association.
These witnesses refused to answer
any of the questions on tho ground
that tho answers might tend to In
Jury Justifies Killing.
Fullcrton, July C The coroner's
Jury returned a verdict that tho kill
ing of Dlmlck, tho Austrian laborer,
Saturday night, by a fellow laborer,
wns purely nn act of self-defense, as
Dlmlck assaulted Bosovic with n largo
dirk nnd stood nenr the door of tho
car, rendering It Impossible for Bos
ovic to escape. Bosovic Is now in
Jail awaiting preliminary trial.
PLOEHM GIVEN TlFE SENTENCE
Murderer of Alma Goos Pleads Guilty
Plattsmouth, Neb., July 0. Max
Plo"hm surprised tho people of this
place by pleading guilty to tho charge
of murder In tho first degree. Judge
.lessen, before whom the plea was
made, immediately sentenced the mur
derer to tho penitentiary for life and
he was taken to Lincoln.
Ploehm shot and killed his cousin,
Alma Goos, nnd wounded her sister,
at tho Goos farm, south of Platts
mouth, last month. He eluded arrest
for several days, hut finally surren
dered. At tho preliminary examina
tion ho pleaded not guilty.
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Yield of Wheat Good and Quality Ex
cellent Where Harvested.
Lincoln, July 11!. The winter wheat
harvest, although retarded some by
the showers, has on tho whole pro
gressed nicely. A little threshing has
been dono In southeastern counties,
the yield being good and tho quality
excellent. Spring wheat has improved
somewhat in condition. Early oats
are ripening and tho harvest has be
gun in southeastern counties. The
heads are well filled, but the stand
thin nnd the straw short. Late oats
promise a better crop. Considerable
hay was damaged by rain. Tho wild
or prairie hay crop will be heavy, es
pecially in northern and western coun
ties. Corn has grown fairly well, is
hcnlthy and in good condition, but
needs higher temperature. Cultiva
tion has been retnrded by rnln, nnd
only a smnll part of the crop has been
laid by. The second crop of alfalfa Is
about ready to cut.
VIRGIL WHITE IS FOUND.
Sheriff of Hall County, Nebraska, Lo
cates Missing Man.
Grand Island, Neb., July 0. Sheriff
Taylor mado a third attempt to locate
Virgil White, the son of an ex-congressman
of Iowa, who disappeared
Tuesday, June 27, nnd who wns a
prominent attorney of Des Moines,
and was successful. He found White
near Scotia, Greeley county, through
intormntlon gained from Mnil Clerk
Upon being npprehonded nnd when
White realized thnt he was In the
hnnds of an officer he promised to
come peacefully and not attempt to
escapo provided the sheriff first
promised him thnt tho first person to
see htm be ills aged father.
Fred E. White, the father, arrived
during the day, and when lie met his
son fnce to face was almost overcome.
After a long and earnest conference at
the home of Sheriff Tnlor, tho two
went to the city and took a train for
Siotia, it being stated that the young
man decided to go back to the farm,
and It was with the evident consent of
GREATEST EVIL IS GRAFT.
Governor Folk Talks to Fremont
Fremont, Neb., July 12. "The de
cay of a state Is its iniluro to enfojee
its laws," declared Governor Folk of
Missouri in his address before the
Fremont Chautauqua assembly last
evening. "There Is nothing to a state
but Its laws. Tho cities, its lands nnd
Its wealth do not constitute It. Its
perpetuity depends on its rigid carry
ing out of the laws its people make."
Governor Folk's topic wns "Boodle
and Boodlers," and his address was
largely upon his experiences In enforc
ing the laws in Missouri. Ho declnred
graft Is so prevalent thnt it has be
come conventional. Men who believed
themselves honest fall Into the waj.
With the disregard tor law the growth
of graft grew, till it was so universal
as not to be thought much of. "If this
county lives .100 yenrs yet, it will bo
the youngest republic," said Mr. Folk.
"Its greatest evil Is graft. Tho neces
pity of greater service first Is appar
ent. Graft has a general prevalence.
It has had little prosecution. Before
the prosecution of grnfters begun in
St. Louis there hnd been only two or
three such prosecutions in the history
of the country. In St. Louis tho house
of delegates for fourteen years passed
not a single favorable vote Tor which
a price was not paid. Tho value of
votes wnB fixed."
Wings of the Morning.
(Continued fr in Pago Three )
of the Interior fioor could be obtained
were the branches of a few tall trees
and the extreme right of the opposing
precipice, nearly ninety yards distant.
There was nmple room to store water
nnd provisions, and he quickly Haw
that even some sort of shelter from tho
fierce ra.va of tho sun and the often
piercing cold of the night might be
achieved by Judiciously rigging up n
"This Is it genuine bit of good luck,"
he mused. "Here, provided neither of
us is lilt, wo can hold out for it week
or longer at a pinch. How can it be
possible that I should have lived on
this Island so many days and yet hit
upon tills nook of safety by mere
vim nee, as It were?"
Not until he reached the level again
could he solve the puzzle. Then he
perceived that the way In which the
cliff bulged out on both sides prevent
ed the ledge from becoming evident In
profile, while, seen In tho glare of the
sunlight, It suggested nothing more
than a slight Indentation.
He rapidly sketched to Iris tho de
fensive plan which the eagle's nest
suggested. Access must be provided
by means of n rope ladder, securely
fastened Inside the ledge and capable
of being pulled up or let down i.i tl.o
will of the occupants. Then tho place
must be kept constantly stocked with
a Judicious supply of provisions, water
and ammunition. They could be cov
ered with a tarpaulin and thus kept in
fairly good condition.
"We ought to sleep there every
night," he went on, and his mind was
so engrossed with the tactical side of
the preparations that he did not notice
how Iris blanched at the suggestion.
"Surely not until dangoi actually
threatens?" she cried.
"Danger threatens us each hour after
sunset. It may come any night, though
I expect nt least a fortnight's reprieve.
Nevertheless I Intend to act as it' to
night may witness tho first shot of
"Do you mean that?" she sighed.
"And my little room Is becoming so
Junks always accepted her words lit
erally. "Well," he announced, after a pause,
"it may not be necessary to take up
our quarters there until the eleventh
hour. After I have hoisted up our
stores and made the ladder I will en
deavor to devise an efficient cordon of
sentinels around our position. We will
Not another word could Iris get out
of him on the topic. Indeed, he provided
her with plenty of work. By this time
she could splice n rope more neatly
tliun her tutor, and her particular busi
ness was to prepare no less than sixty
rungs for the rope ladder. This was
an impossible task for one day, but
after dinner the sailor bellied her.
They tolled late, until their lingers
were sore and their backbones creaked
as they sat upright.
Meanwhile Jenks swarmed up tue
pole again and drew up after lilm u
crowbar, the sledge hammer and tno
pickax. With these implements he set
to work to improve the accommodation.
Of course he did not attempt seriously
to remove any huge quantity of rock,
but there were projecting lumps here
and Inequalities of lloor there which
could be thumped or pounded out of
It wns surprising to see what a
clearance he made In an hour. The ex
istence of the fault helped him a good
deal, as the percolation of water at this
point hnd oxidized the stone to rotten
ness. To his great Joy he discovered
that a few prods with the pick laid
bare a small cavity which could be
easily enlarged. Here he contrived u
niche where Iris could remain lu ab
solute safety when barricaded by
stores, while, with a squeeze, she was
entirely sheltered from the one uau
gerous point on the opposite cliff, nor
need she be seen from the trees.
Having hauled into position two
boxes of annnunltlon for which he had
scooped out a special receptacle the
invaluable water kegs from the strand
ed boat, several tins of biscuits and
nil the tinned meats, together with
three bottles of wine and two of bran
dy, he hastily abandoned the ledge nnd
busied himself with fitting a nuniuer
of gunlocks to heavy fagots.
Iris watched his proceedings In si
lence for some time. At last the inter
vnl for luncheon enabled her to de
mand an explanation.
"If you don't tell me at once whnt
you intend to do with those strango
implements," she said. "I will go on
"If you do." he answered, "you will
create a precedent."
"I withdraw the threat and substi
tute a more genuine plea-curloslty,"
she cried. -
TO BR CONTINUED.
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Seven Miiuon poxes sow m pus
Do you know that it will pay YOU, as
well as US, to buy your Building Ma
torinl and Coal at ouryards? Not only
that our priuos average lower, or at
least as low, as those of our competit
ors, but because wo tako especial oaro
of and protect nil can bo classed as
PL ATT &
Thirty-nine Miners Entombed.
Dortmund, Prussia, July 11. A firo
has broken out in tho Borrussin coal!
mine, caused by the careless handling
of a lamp by boys. The lamp explod
ed, Igniting the timbers of the shaft,
which burned rapidly. Two hundred
and fifty miners escaped through nn
air shaft, hut thirty-nine wore cut off,
nnd their death is regarded as cer
tain. The work of rescue is attended
with great danger, owing to the escnpo
of poisonous gases, and six of the res
cuers arc reported missing. Tho
ground over the mine Is sinking grad
ually with a sound like that of thun
der, as the supporting timbers of tho
mine are being burned. Great crowds
of women nnd children are standing
about the mine In a drenching rnln,
hoping for the rescue of husbands and
Progress of S'cott Special.
Denver, July 11. J. P. Hall, passen
ger agent ot the Santa Fe railroad,
announced tho progress of the Scott
special. From Trinidad to La Junta,
a distance of eighty-two miles, over a
heavy grade, the time consumed was
one hour and twenty-seven minutes.
Tho 203 miles between La Junta and
Dodge City, Kan., was made In 194
minutes. Mr. Hnll stntes that the spe
cial left Dodge City one boar and forty-five
minutes ahead of the schedule
and that he felt assured of further
cutting of the schedule by reason of
the fact that the train, after leaving
Dodgo City, almost immediately on
countered tho best roadbed the Santa
Fe has in this section of the country.
Battleships to Meet Sigsbee's Fleet.
Washington, July 11. It was stated
at the navy department that as an ad
ditional mark of honor to John Paul
Jones, whose body is being brought
to tho United States by Bear Admiral
Sigsbee's squadron, that a division of
the north Atlantic fleet, probably bat
tleships, would be sent to meet tho
home-coming vessels outside the Vir
ginia capes and escort them into Ches
Tennessee Hotel Man Murdered. I
Plkevllle. Tenn., July 10. W. I
Toilet, proprietor of a hotel here, was
waylaid and shot to death while com
ing from his farm. No cause Is
known for the crime.
When you are hungry and
want somothig nice in the
meat lino, drop into my
market. Wo have tho nicest
and meats, flsh, and game
in soason. Wo think, unci
almost know, that wo can
please you. Give us a
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INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM CURED IN
Morion L. Hill, of Lebanon Ind., Bays; "My
wife had Inllammatorv RheumatlHin In erery
muscle ami Joint; her tattering wbh terrible
Mid Iter body and faro were swollen almost be
yond recoKtililon; had been In bod nix weeki
nnd had elRht iriiy&lclaiitt, but received 110
benetlt until elic tried tho Mystlo Cure for
Rheumatism. H Knvc immediate relief and
she wbb able to walk about in threo day. I am
sure it saved her life." Sold by II. E. Orlce,
DrtiKSlBt. Red Cloud.
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Of tho Kansas City Veter
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