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REP CLOUD, - NEBR.
Tho Wright brothers appear to hnv
ft flying start In 1'nrln.
Tlio latest drink In New York is
called tlio nvlator, but docs it product)
a dlrlglblo jag?
It nppcnrs Unit, nftor all, tho thrifty
Wright brothers havo not packed nil
their eggs In ono hnskct.
Tho town of Ohoopco, in Georgia,
la to havo another immo. No Bcnse
In such a nniuo In a dry stnto.
Count tfoppolln's nlralilp, however,
In still a long wny from getting Into
tho shlpsthnt-pnsB-ln-the-nlght class.
Jnpan is planning to show the
American sailors tho tlmo of their
lives If they can learn to llko Japan
A Georgia train ran Into a mulo nnd
wns thrown Into a ditch. Tho mulo
must havo been going nt a high rato
of speed Georgia trains don't.
An Illinois professor wants the
malls closed aguliiBt fnlry tnles. Does
tho man want to rob political lltern
turo of ono of Its chief fenturoB?
For resenting a practical Joko n
Chicago man was thrown from n
third story window nnd killed. It !b
a rare gift to know when to it.ugli.
Another pleasing fcaturo of the
ncroplano Is that you can look at It,
on It sails over your head, without
having to dig sand out of your eyes
"Mario Corelll," says her press
agent, "Is about to wrlto n novel
ngalnst tho drink habit." Thereby re
claiming some of tho poor souls Bhc
has driven to It.
A western stenographer has brought
nult ngalnst her employer because
tho ofllco chair wns bo high that It
hurt her spine. A little thing to got
her back up about.
A Now York musical comedy nuthor
recently lost Boverul manuscripts by
lire. Thin will mako tho work on tho
stage manager that much easier In
A Philadelphia motorman who has
Inherited $150,000 refuses to quit
working. Which shows that tho slow
ness of Philadelphia pcopla Is not
Incidental, but psychopathic.
It In said that Izzot 1'nsha should
not bo permitted to And nnylum In
this country becauso ho has thrco
wives. That may bo tho very reason
why he Is most In neod of asylum.
So tho auto Is not only putting n
crimp in tho horse's business, but de
priving thoso that remain In tho har
ness of their nuclont privilege of run
ning away. Soon It will bo: "Lo, tho
Cnrlylo Bald: "A dlsllko of notso Is
a measure of clvlllzntlon," nnd tho
neglect to protect a people against un
necessary noises, declares tho Ohio
Stnto .Journnl, is nn Indlcntlon of n
crudo and Ignorant government.
Some New Yorkers whoTvould rath
er bo contrary than compromise a
halr'B breadth havo gono to law over
23 cents. Wo suspect tho lawyors
did not tnko tho caso for half tho
amount of a successful Judgmont.
A man in New York nto CO enrs of
corn In ono evening, consuming n
pound of butter In tho process. Tho
fact that ho appeared to Buffer no In
convenience from this meal may be
rogarded ns classifying him zoolog
ically. A rich citizen of Lincoln, Neb.,
tried to kill his wlfo becauso Bho
would not talk to him ns much ns ho
desired. Further proof of his Insnnlty
Is afforded by tho fact that ho nt
tompted to commit Bulcldo immediate
What did tho king and knlscr talk
about at their meeting? Nnvlrs, air
Bhlpa, tho advanco of "radicalism,"
the situation In Turkey? Possibly,
but tho chief topic must hnvo been
how to spend ono's vacation with tho
maximum of bcnoflt.
Tho Russian dunia seems to bo
gradually getting a grip on things.
Tho dumn wns opposed to ono of the
nrand dukes who wna nt tho head of
tho council for national defense, and
'let tho cznr know It. Tho grand
duko wan "bounced." Still, tho czar
may hnvo been morely waiting for a
Everything about that crulso of tho
big fleet tends to show tho stanch
ncsB of our wnrshlps nnd tho ndmlr
ablo way in which thoy nro handled.
Dispatches from Auckland say that
nfter careful examination tho vcssols
nro found actually in bettor condition
than when they stinted. And they
hnvo sailed many thousands of miles
and been through heavy Btorms.
Althougn "changing tho fnco of
nature" Is a romurk frequently used
to descrlbo Bomo important work of
man upon tho earth, It Is usually UN
tlo more than u flguro of speech, In,
ft newly dovolopod Mexican oll-flold;
however, tho remark might bo applied
with Bomo justice Through tho care
lessness of a workman, llro was com
municated to tho BUbtorrnnean reser
voirs of oil Bomo woeks ngo. Explo
slonn followed which toro up tho whole
nurfaco of tho earth for a onuaro mile,
And Blnco then 90,000 harroU of tho oil
pis bcon burning dally. J
STATE NEWS AND NOTES IN CON
THEPnESS.PULPtT AND PUBLIC
What lo Going on Here nnd There
That Is of Interest to lite Read
ers Throughout Nebraska.
At a Bchool election hold to deter
mlno whether or not tho city of He
bron Bhould voto $20,000 bonds for tho
purpose of building n new ward school,
tho bonds carried by a majority of
While Mr. nnd Mrs. William Rurko
of Friend were out riding in their nu
tomohllo, tho machine wns overturned
nnd Mrs. Hurke suffered tho breaking
of a collar bono beside aomo other
James Keith, n bnrtender from Rny
mond, wns shot nnd killed nt Bridge-
port by Mlchnel II. llagerty, n saloon
keeper of that plnce, ns the result of
a drunken dispute, Both men nro
Mrs. Dora Wilson, proprietor of tho
hotel nt Mnnloy, went to Lincoln to
attend tho funeral of her niece, Miss
Ednu Kcnuett. While In n restaurant
sho wns attacked with appendicitis,
taken to a hospital and operated on
and died next day.
Leaving behind her a husband nnd
flvo children, Mrs. Ernest Olson, liv
ing nbout four miles north of Polk,
Oescrted her homo In company with
(liny Helvery, the hired man, camo
over trom Polk to Central City with
him In nn automobile, boarded tho
train nt that place nnd has not been
heard of since.
Judge Grlmcn hold n brief session
of tho district court nt Sidney mil
sentenced tho following to tho penl
tcntlnary: Henry Harris, burglary,
eighteen months; Samuel Glm, for
gery, two years nnd a half; Will La
Maar, n hoy of 17, was sent to tho
state reformatory for a period of four
years for burglary.
Word was received In Beatrice that
In Eddloinnn, n young man whose
home lu near Ellis, had died In South
Omaha from an overdose cf cocaine.
Eddleman was suspected of having
robbed the storo of tho Jackson Drug
company In Hentrlco. Ho was also
HUHpected of other robberies nt Ellis
and Plymouth and escaped from t:io
olllccrs n few years ago.
Sheriff II. U. Minor of Hurt county
hnB apprehended Fred Clnrk and Ed
Orr, half brothers, wanted at Mt. Ster
ling, 111., for Jnll breaking. The men
do not deny having taken French
leave of tho Mt. Sterling prison. They
had been given a preliminary hearing
on a charge of assault with intent to
kill, nnd wore awaiting trial In tho
district court there when a Jail de
livery was effected.
A. E. Willlnms, living at T.H0 North
Rovonth street, says the Lincoln Jour
nal, has succeeded In gi owing In his
yard a very perfect cotton plant,
which Is now full of blossoms. It was
planted in March and has been given
enro enough to bring It to lull devel
opment. Inasmuch ns It Is only ono
of thirty Btnlks to conio to perfection,
It does not appear thnt cotton can bo
grown hero to advantage.
Tho food commissioner has forward
ed to County Attorney English of
Douglas county Information that bIx
iTstnurantB of Omaha nro selling Bklm
milk nnd directs that they bo prose
cuted under tho pure food law. Tho
law requires that milk shnll test 3 per
cent butter fat. Two nnd Blx-tenlhs
per cent was tho best nny of tho res
taurants In the list did, according to
tho food commissioner's report.
Tho annual convention of tho Lu
theran synod of Nebraska opened In
Hnardy. The following officers wero
elected: now L. Groh, D. D., of Omn
ha. president; Itev. Georgo W. Livers
of Benedict, secretary; Dr. James H.
Miller of Surprise, treasurer; Itev. C.
J. ltlnger or Wayne, statistical Becre
tary; Row M. L. Mellck of Omaha, his
torlan. Tho nnnual reports showed a
general ndvance all nlong tho lines.
Food Commissioner Johnson Is pro
ceeding ngalnst more farmers on n
chnrgo of selling hoticn cgg3. Ho has
nsked county attorneys to prosecute
P. Smith of Rokoby nnd P. L. Cullen
of Ashland for selling bud eggs to a
storekeeper. It Is tho food commis
sioner's policy to catch farmers by
having Inspectors stationed nt coun
try stores to cundlo eggs nnd tho llrst
farmer that offers a bad egg Is Imme
Somo boys at Shelton wero using a
high, Blnntlng who ns a slldo for life
nnd sliding down hnnglng by their
feot. Whllo Hnrold Kestorson wns
making a slldo tho fastening to which
his feet wero attached broke, precipi
tating him to tho ground head first.
He alighted on his hands llrst with
such force ns to break both arms at
tho wrist, tho bones protruding
through tho flesh. Although badly In
jured It Is thought that his arms can
Tho assessed valuo of proporty ap
portioned to cities and towns, belong,
lug to tho Chicago, St. Paul, Mlnneup
oils & Omaha railroad, undor tho pro
visions of the terminal tax law, Is In
creased from $277,100 In 1007 to $135,
191 In 1908.
A lottor received nt Fremont by her
husband clears away tho myBtory
which surrounded tho disappearance
of Mrs. Olson. Mrs. Olsen is in
Sweden staying with her pnronts.
How she managed to get thero Mr.
Olson says he cannot Imagine. Ho
Bays sho did not havo any monoy that
hoknow anything r.ljout.
NEBRA3KA NEWS AND NOTES,
Items of Greater or Lesser Impor
tance Over the State.
The Oxford roller mills wero de
stroyed by llro. Tho loss Is $2,500.
Burglars of lato havo been very uc
tlvo In David City.
Mrs. Mary A. Gllmoro of Otoe coun
ty went Insuno and was taken to tho
asylum. Sho Is very violent nnd had
to bo strapped down.
A young ninn of Mllford, named
ntirkholdor, waB arrested by Sheriff
Glllnu for attempted assault on a
young woman named Erb.
Elmer Tuttle, a young man raised
lu Salem, was run over by a west
bound nurllngton train nnd killed. Ho
Is snld to havo been Intoxicated and
wnB lying on the track.
A rownrd of $100 has been offered
for tho capture of a thief who stole
a horse from Hodges & Bnldwln's
barn In Fremont. Tho animal Is a big
bay weighing 1,750 pounds.
C, M. Earnest was nrrested In So
wnd by Sheriff Glllnn for having stolen
a team Juno 8 In Holt county. Ho
sold It at Krolbnch. Ho was taken
to O'Neill by tho sheriff of that county.
F. Erlekson nnd family of Menahga,
Minn., arrived in Fremont in nu auto
mobile. They enme to visit Mr. and
Mrs. David Jones, who rcsldo south of
tho city. Thoy drove tho wholo dis
tance In nn nutomobllc.
Richard Prcttlo mnde nn application
to Clerk Mundy nt tho district court
of Dodge county for hearing under tho
dlpsomnnlac act. Prettle says he Is n
dopo fiend and ho wants to take tho
Btato treatment at tho Lincoln nsylum.
Tho flvo pcoplo who wero injured in
Keith county, whon tho tank house
collapsed, nro all alive. Frank Kalvlet,
tho young man employed by Mr. Glr-
mnn In his moat market, Is tho most
seriously Injured. Ills leg may havo
to bo amputated.
Tho peach and nppo crop Is so
henvy In this section, Bays a Nebraska
City dispatch, thnt tho canning fac
tory has contracted to put up some
thing llko fifteen cnrloads of the3o two
kinds alone. The tomato crop was fair,
but tho corn crop short.
Fremont's new $CO,000 Y. M. C. A.
building was opened to tho public last
week. A big crowd filled tho lobby,
corridors and tho gymnasium. Tho
swimming pool In tho basement called
out tho admiration of tho smal boys
and many others of larger Blze.
Tho union lubor lodges of McCook
observed Labor day with a big pic
nic, nn address by Congressman G.
W. Norrls nnd several unionist
Bpecches, music by tho High school
band, a ball game and numerous other
Mrs. Seignrt of Hastings, who sev
eral weeks ago was Injured In Donl
phnn, Is stll In a serious condition nnd
a suit may he Instituted ngalnst tho
villnge of Doniphan or tho St. Joseph
& Giand Isaud railroad for having im
Mnrk Seltsl- ono of tho progressive
young fnrmers of Pnwnco county, was
so seriously Injured ns to cnuso his
death. He was engnged In building a
new residence on his farm, three and
one-half miles east of tho city. Whllo
upon him fatal Injuries.
Thrco men, Joe nnd Jay Harrison
nnd John Conrad, wero nncstou at
Ponca for breaking Into John Coin's
saloon. They got $21 nnd probably
some whisky. After they were ar
rested they gavo up the money, but
nre hold under $500 bonds.
With his nrm lu a sling ns the result
of a collision with a Mexican blcyclo
rider. D. E. Thompson, nmbassndor to
Mexico, arrived in Lincoln in Ills spec
ial car. Ho is on leavo of absence and
will remain in this country suvernl
weeks. This Is tho second tlmo tho
samo nrm hns been fractured and Mr.
Thompson said It had caused him con
siderable discomfort nnd inconven
ience. According to tho report of County
Superintendent n. C. King, thero wero
thirteen Bchools, In Otoo county thnt
wero not ablo to open on account of
tho shortage of tcachors and theso
schools will hnvo to remain closed
until teachers have been Becured. A
month ago thero was n shortago of
forty-seven teachers, but Blnco then
tho shortago has been cut down to
Ono of tho heaviest real estato sales
to occur In this section, snys n Suth
erland dispatch, in a hmg tlmo, waa
consummated during tho past fow
dayB, when the famous "Duck Brand"
rnnch, lying In tho enst part of Keith
county, a few miles west of this place,
pnssed from tho ownership of C. F.
Kevin to P. P. Maddux of Miller, this
Btato. Tho ranch embraces 75,000
acres of deeded lands and Is well
stocked with cattlo, horses, etc.
Tho story of the killing of n Mr. Por
lick by Georgo Uoyer has reached
Bridgeport. Uoyer, who is well known
throughout thnt part of tho country,
wns engaged In setting a post on tho
section line between his plnco nnd that
of Mr. Porllck, when the lattor ap
peared nnd demnnded that tho post
bo set back Boveral feet, alleging that
It wns not on tho correct line. Hot
words followed and In tho quarrel
which ensued Hoyor struck Porllck on
the head with a heavy tamping stako
ho had been using.
Hnrry T. Martin, Fred Thomn3,
Larry Mullln and Lulu Wolfo, who
were arrested at Decatur by Sheriff
Phlpp8, churged with soiling liquor
without a license, wero taken before
Judge Sears whoro thoy all plead
guilty and wero fined $200 nnd costs,
which thoy paid.
Shorlff White and two deputies from
Ida Grovo, In,, who havo been In Cen
tral City for several days, woro vo
wnrded In their search by tho capturo
of Ehlnor Johnson, who is wanted nt
Idn Grovo on a chargo of statutory os.
siuilt. Johson loft homo somo weeks
ago and was traced to Control City.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Most Important Happenings cf the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Items Gathered From all
Parts of the World Condensed
'nto Small Space for the Den-
efit of Our Readers.
An nttempt to assassinate Gov. Fort
of New Jersey was thwarted by tho
vigilance of tho postofflco nuthorltlcs
who intercepted nn infernal machine
addressed lo the executive..
An official statement iBsued by tho
navy department nhows thnt nnval
vessels now under construction num
Nearly complete returns show that
Sonntor Ankeny was defeated for re
nomination in Washington by 12,000
Four women nnd a man. employes
of a Chlcngo adding machine com
pany, wuro fatally injured by an ex
plosion of Illuminating gas In a wall
safe In tho company's plant.
Tho engine and nlno cars of a Mis
souri Pacific freight train were wreck
ed nenr Atchison, Kan. The fireman
was killed and tho engineer seriously
Tho Victor Manufacturing com
pany's plant nt Leavenworth, Kan.,
was partially destroyed by fire cauBlng
a loss of $12,000.
While playing the organ In a Sunday
school at Newton, N. C, Miss Hub
linger wns stnbbed to death by a
innnlnc who said he killed her be
causo sho was a witch;
Thirty-four persons were Injured In
a wreck on the Erie railroad nenr
Mendvllle, Pa., when the Chlcngo to
New York express ran Into nn open
switch. The road olllclals believe the
accident due to train wreckers.
The Eucharlstlc congress of tho
Roman Catholic church In London wns
brought to a close with a great parado
of tho clergy. Hut tho pope's legate
was not allowed to carry the Host
through tho streets.
In a suit for divorce filed at Kansas
City, Mrs. Johnson of Iluckner. Mo.,
nllegcs that the blow which fractured
her skull on the night of August 20
wns struck either by her husbnnd or
by someone who made tho attack with
his consent nnd knowledge. Tho caso
has been a mystery to tho Jackson
county authorities for several weeks.
Many towns along tho north shoro
of Lake Superior nro threatened with
destruction by forest fires. Inhabit
ants nro gathered along tho shoro
ready to tnko to tho Inko should the
The United States Marino corps won
the Dryden tiophy, worth $1,000, at
the Sea Girt shoot.
Orvlllo Wright mado a flight at
Fort Myer lasting 1 hour, 10 minutes
and 2(1 seconds.
Twenty-one cases against various
railroads for violations of tho 28-hour
cattle law have been filed at Topeka.
Tho Japuneso emigration bureau has
prohibited further emigration of Jn
panose into Hawaii.
Three business men of Now Orleans,
La., have been Indicted on the chnrgo
of nrson in connection with tho fire
which recently destroyed thrco blocks
of business buildings In that city,
causing a loss of $1,500,000.
Whllo the parents were awav from
homo tho residence of J. C. Burdotto
In Now Brighton, Minn., burned and
flvo Binall children ranging from 5 to
10 years of ago met death by suffoca
tion. Tho freight nnd passenger steamer
Tennessee, running between KnnsnB
City and St. Louis, struck a snag nnd
sunk nt tho mouth of the Llttlo Blue,
a few miles enst of Kansns City. Tho
crew Immediately began removing tho
cargo to Bhoro by means of a bargo.
No ono was Injured.
For tho first tlmo in 20 years a pure
ly Americnn exposition will ho held In
England next year.
Tho supreme court of Oklahoma In
nn opinion handed down In tho ense of
tho Noble State bank uphold tho vn
lldlty of tho stato depositors' guaranty
While assisting tho Masonic lodgo
In Inltlntlon ceremonies In Piedmont,
Ok., Judge J. O. Lowo of tho district
court died suddenly of heart disease.
A complaint has been filed nt Oma
ha, charging Charles E. Davis with
murder In tho llrst degreo In connec
tion with the shooting of Dr. Frederick
William Herbert Smith has been ap
pointed to tnko testimony In tho con
tempt caso of Buck Stovo company
ngalnst Samuel Gompers nnd other
labor leaders. Thirty days wero given
each sldo to present testimony.
Orvlllo Wright mado another record
with his neroplnno nt Fort Myer, Vn.,
whon he succeeded In maintaining a
flight for C5 minutes nnd 52 seconds.
Tho fish nnd oyster firm of A. Booth
& Co. of Chlcngo hns been placed In
tho hands of n receiver by Judge
Bethea of tho federal court.
Tho town of Grand Turk, Turk's
Islands, B. W. I., was devastated by a
hurrlcnno and several lives lost.
Tho coroner's Jury In tho Omaha
sensational caso brought in a verdict
that "Dr. Ruslln camo to his death by
a pistol shot ilrod by a porson un
known." Tho Iowa loi'islaturo Is In a dead
lock over tho election of a successor
to tho lato Senator Allison. Tho fight
is botween tho Republican progres
sives and tho standpattors.
Tho National As'soclatlon of Post
office Clerks has decided to meet in
Atlantic City, N. J., next year.
The McAlpIn trophy lu the natlonnj
shooting turnament at Sea Girt, N. J
wna won by the Ohio team.
Orvlllo Wright, In three phenomena)
flights nt Fort Myer, Vn., established;
now neroplnno records. Two flights,
of approximately ono hour each nint
another In which Lieut. Lahm wns car-j
rled as a passenger were mnde.
Cardlnnl VnnnutolII, the pope's lc-1
gate, was formally received by the'
prelates of tho eucharlstlc congress at)
Westminster cathedral In London with;
nil tho solemn splendor of the Roman,
Tho Missouri Democratic and Rc-i
publican stato conventions ndoptcdj
platforms and adjourned simultaneous
ly at Jefferson City by ngreomont In
order thnt neither party should have,
An Americnn syndicate has secured
an option on the house In Paris built
nnd occupied by Benjamin Franklin.
Whllo President Roosevelt was rid
ing near Sngnniore Hill the other day,
a nhot was fired close beside the road.
Whether It wns nn uttempt on tho
president's life or merely a hunter has
not been detei mined.
The Union passenger station nt Mem
phis, Tenn., hns been destroyed by
tire, causing a loss of $50,000.
Constitutional Island, in tho Hudson
river off West Point, has been pre
sented to the United States govern
ment by .Mrs. Russell Sage and Miss
Anna Warner. The gift has been ac
cepted by President Roosevelt.
In the coroner's Inquest Into the
death or Dr. Rustln at Omaha, Mrs.
Abble Rice testified that the physician
had told her that Charles E. Davis, a
clerk In a local bank, and promised
to kill him. Davis denied tho story.
The stnto committees of the various
political parties lu Missouri met in
JelTerson City nnd organized. Laten
convent lonn with tho vnrlous candli
dates were held and platforms adopt
ed. Walter S. Dickey wns elected chair
man of the Republican and II. M.
Rubey of tho Democratic committee.
Mrs. It. B. LIU of Portland. Ore.,
has mysteriously disappeared In Paris.
Th- commodities clause of tho Hep
burn railroad act has been declared,
unconstitutional by the United States
circuit court for the Eastern district)
of Pennsylvania. The clause was do-,
signed to prevent railroads ownlnir
Battling Nelson clinched his clnlm
to the lightweight pugilistic champion
ship by defeating Joe Gans for the
second time at San Francisco. Gans
was knocked out in the twenty-first
Tho Asiatic cholera Is rapidly
spreading In t. Petersburg, Russia.
A package containing $50,000 in se
curities, nhlppcd by tho Capital Na
tional bank of Snlem, Ore., to Port
land, by the Wells, Fargo Express
company, Is missing nnd Is thought to
have been stolen lu Portland.
A communion set given tho Congre
gatlonal church of Princeton. Mas3
by Lieut. Gov. Moses Gill in 1707 hns
just been found lu u deep closet un
der tho church organ. The closet had
not been used for nearly 100 years.
Over $.'!.000,000 worth of timber and,
other property has been doBtro'yed by
tho forest fires lu upper Michigan.
Bonjnhln Franklin Wright, tho vet
eran editor of the Charles city Dnllj
Press. Is dead In thnt city aged 71
Theodoro Roosevelt, Jr., rccontlj
celebrated his twenty-first birthday at
Mohammed El Torres, who was
chief of the Moorish delegation at the
Alegeclras convention Is dead at Tail
Kelr Ilardle, labor representative
in tho British parliament recently nd
dressed the Central Federated Laboi
union at Now York. He urged Amerl
can workmon to enter politics.
E. II. Hnrrlman has accepted an
Invitation to nddress the Trans-Missis-slppl
Commerclnl congress at San
Francisco next month.
Gov. Haskell of Oklahoma has been
sued by a Muskogee hotel keeper for
an nlleged hoard bill of $1,122.25.
Gov. Charles E. Hughes of New
York Is to make two speeches in Kan
sas in October.
Count Tolstoi's eightieth birthday
was celebrated throughout Russia re
cently. Rush C. Lake, secretary of tho Mis
souri stato Republican committee, has
been granted a three months leave of
absence without pay by Attorney Con
oral Hadloy In whoso ofllco Mr. Lako
Is nu nssistnnt.
Henry M. Furmnn of Ada has been
appointed a member of tho criminal
court of appeals of Oklahoma by Gov.
During his eastern trip William J.
Bryan Is to bo tho guest of David B.
Hill at Albany. N. Y.
Louis Gregorl, who attempted to
kill Maj. Dreyfus nt Paris Inst Juno,
has been acquitted.
John Templo Graves was formnlly
notified of his nomination by tho In
dependence party for tho vice presi
dency of tho United States boforo an
audlonco of 2,000 persons at Atlanta,
Senator Foraker was ono of tho call
ers on Judge Taft at Cincinnati with
whom ho held a lengthy confernnco.
Wllllnm II. Taft nnd William J.
Bryan, rival caudldntcs for tho pres
idency nro to bo guests of tho Chicago
Association of Commerce at a banquet
on Octohor 7.
Tho yacht of Thomas W. Lawson
was run down and almost capsized
near Boston by a fishing vcssol. Mr.
Lawson's daughter-in-law had a nar
row oscnpo from drowning.
Cnpt. John K. Moore, Fifteenth In
fantry, Is dond at Fort Leavenworth
ufter a short lllnesB of typhoid fever.
GRAVES IS NOTIFIED.
Formally Apprised of Nomination on
Two thousand persons listened to
the formal notification of John Tem
plo Graves ns nominee of tho Inde
pendence party for vice-president of
tho United States nt Atlanta, Ga.,
Friday. The presidential nominee,
Mr. Hlugen, Wllllnm Rundolph Hcnrst
and a score of other prominent men
In tho party wero on tho platform.
Mr. Graves was given an ovation.
Clarence J. Shean, chairman of tho
notification committee, In his address
took up each of tho national Issues In
turn In the endeavor to show why
tho south should not vote for tho
Democratic ticket and could not sup
port the Republican policies and con
cluded ns follows:
"It was In recognition of theso con
ditions as n protest against their con
tinuation In use us an Invitation to
the south to resume Its old policy In
the nation's councils that led the In
dependence party to select as one of
Its standard bcareis in Its first na
tlounl campaign, a man of the south,
who understands her needs, reveres
her traditions and glories in her
achievements, John Temple Graves, of
Mr. Graves, In his response, said
that the time Is surely and swiftly
coming when It will be reckoned an
honor sufficient unto the largest am
bition to havo been the first cholco
of the National Independence party
for the second office In the republic.
"For tho present the responsibility
shnll evoke my serious and devoted
toll. Beyond all personal considera
tions 1 rcjolco in the courage nnd
Cntholic patriotism whlca sends the
Independence pany for a candidate
to the central south. Platitudes havo
been sprinkled thick upon the con
ventions nnd protestations of frater
nity have plastered the platforms of
the older parties but fie Independ
ence party with the sincerity which
Ik Its record and wlih the directness
which Is Its policy, cuts through tho
wind of words and mockery of pro
fession nnd conies for Its second can
didate direct to the heart -and capltnl
of Dixie. In grateful appreciation of
the high honor and responsibility
which you offer, 1 shall hopefully ap
peal our case to the south and to tho
WORK HAND IN HAND.
Railroads and Employee Form an As
sociation at Chicago.
At a meeting held at Chicago Mon
day by prominent i.illwny officiate
and labor organizations, whose mem
bers are employed on the railroads,
the "American Employes' and In
vestors' association" was formed.
The following statement of tho meet
ing wns made public by P. H. Mor
rlsey, grand master of tlio Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen:
"Tho purposes of; the American
Railroad Employes' and Investors' as-,
socintlon shall bo by all lawful meth
ods to cultivate and maintain botween
Its members such a spirit of mutual
Interest and such concert on the part
of all of them for the welfare and
prosperity of American railroads as
will best promote their successful and
profitable operation for the benefit
alike of their employes, Investors nnd
the public; to mcourngo by every
proper method cordial and friendly
feelings on tho part of tho public to
ward American rallrovds and their
business; to publicly provide means
and methods for obtaining considera
tion and hearing from nil legislative
bodies and commissions empowered to
enact laws, rules nnd regulations af
fecting the conduct and operation of
railroads; to do whatever lawful
things may bo necessary in order to
secure n fnlr return allko to capital
and to labor Interested In American
railroads, with due regard at all times
to efficient service, fair treatment and
safety to tho public."
Night Riders Organizing.
Night riders are organizing In north
eastern Arkansas for the purposo of
reducing the cotton ncreago for next
year and compelling the holding of
this year's crop for the minimum
price set by tho International Farmern
union congress which met nt Fort
Worth recently. Three fnrmers In
Craighead county and one In Poinsett
county havo been threatened by a
band of rldors and much anxiety Is
felt by the cotton buyers and giuners.
A farmer on tho road with cotton to
Lake City for marketing Monday was
turned hack by a band of 20 nion
on horseback with orders to hoi J his
cotton for tho "minimum price."
Control Philippine Cholera.
Tho outbreak of cholera Is reported
In the Philippines ns assuming a more
favorable aspect lu tho provinces. In
Pangnsinan, Island or Luzon, whoro
conditions wero most serious, the dls
easo has been practically eliminated.
A few cases nr still making their
nppearnnco In Manila, the victims
Including threo Americans. Tho
authorities declare that tho cholera
Is not epidemic and nro working ener
getically to end Its sporadic sprcniT:
It Is believed that the majority of tho
cases In Manila havo been brought
fiom the provinces.
Held for Making Bogus Money.
Georgo Sands, 79 years old, was
nrrested by locnl authorities at his
homo in Kansas City, Kns., Friday
night, on a chargo of making counter
felt money. Flvo glass fruit jars
containing n total of 338 spurious
Bllvcr dollars, wero dug up in bis
hack yard. Tho coins nro pronounced
to ho excollent Imitations of tho genu
ino dollars. Plaster of parls, lead,
zinc and quick silver woro found In
Sands' homo and tho pollco say ho
ndmlts having been arrested on a
similar charge in Now Jersey.
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