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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1908)
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Holland tuny decide to use some o(
1(8 wooden shoes when it gets ready
to spnnk Castro.
Tho smart set Is not likely to tnko
tip smuggling ns a fad In view of re
Tho woman mountnln climber was
lost Just long enough to ninko a mag
n zl no nrtlclo snlnblo.
Boston bank arms nil employes and.
Insists on dally target practice. Yet
Bomo pcoplo think Boston Is Blow.
I'rencher on vacation sends poalnl
card sermon to each parishioner everj
week. Hero cotneB tho mail-order
A Pittsburg girl offers $450 for n
husband. Too much to pay. You
enn pick ono up for $3,99 almost any
where. A Georgia woinnu claims to bo tho
original merry widow, though evidence-
Is lacking that Bho 1b about
3,000 years old.
Mr. Rockefeller saya ho 1b not near
ly so rich as ho Is popularly supposed
to bo. In other words, ho docs not
quite own tho earth.
Kentucky twhiB look allko, think
nllke, act nllke, talk nllko, wrlto allko,
and are duplicates through nil tho
test of tho list, llopo they don't fall
In love with tho samo man.
PentiBylvnnln man llnds a dollar
which he lost 51 years ago. And he's
probably feeling sore becauso If ho
had put It out at Interest ho would
now havo four times as much.
New York Is planning a theater to
be exclusively for the managers and
critics, tho public being barred. Tho
public will agree enthusiastically that
In many cases this will fill a long-felt
New York Is still sonrchlng for
methods by which to tnoko Its sub
way traction system endurable ns well
ns rapid. Tho best way would bo to
pull It up by tho roots and construct
n good one.
A clergyman of Hath, Pa., whllo on
Ills vocation each week Bends to each
niomber of his congrcgntlon a sermon
printed on n postal card. Next year
his parishioners may tlmo their vaca
tions so ns to bo out of town when
lie goeB away.
Thero nro Bcores of small crops
which do not get In tho 'regular re
ports, mid yet which add materially
,to tho natural wenlth of tho country.
Here, for Instnnce, Is California send-,1m,-
to market an output of apricots
which will net tho raisers tho snug
sum of $1,250,000. And thoro aro
scores of other small fruits which
swell tho Impressive total.
Tho fashionable wedding Journey for
British Columbia coupleB Is a tour of
tho coast. The Canadian Pacific rail
iway has Just added to Its BtontiiBhlp
scrvlco a "honeymoon boat" which has
J300 "honoymoon Btntorooms." Thero
are only 30 socondcloss bcrtliB on tho
steamer. Blnco. of courso, no brldo-
croom would accept Inferior nccommo
Slntlons. Pachelor8 may uso tho cheap
Woman ImyYnoMho-results of
tho extension of tho franchlso to
women In Norwny la that henceforth
women employed In tho postal Borvlco
'aro to receive tho sumo pay na men.
Norwegian women nro greatly rejoic
ing over this victory. They descrvo
tho pay, whatever it Is, but It must
bo remembered that oven men's anl
arlea or wages In that Independent
country aro small. Tho American
wngo earner would look cross-eyed at
Its postal remuneration.
Tho "engagement bracelet" Is a
.plain flat band of puro gold which
is fastened tightly on tho wearer'a
arm by an invlslblo spring or a tiny
lock and koy, tho latter being worn
by "tho other one." In tho former caso
when onco on, tho bracelet cannot bo
.removed except by n small necdlo es
pecially manufactured to touch tho
spring In a minute holo which Is left,
for its insertion. Engagement brace
lets may coat any price tho llanco
chooses to give. Try ono.
Formerly when n man wished to
marry In Franco It cost him not less
than $10 for the 19 separate certifi
cates which he was compelled to se
cure beforo the ceremony could bo
performed. Tho Abbo Lemalro con
cluded thnt tills expeiiHO and tho trou
bio incident to securing tho certifi
cates prevented many mnriiages, and
uucceeded In persuading parliament to
change tho law and simplify tho mnr
rylng process. Since tho now law went
Into effect, nbout a year ago, thoro
havo been nearly 9,000 more inri
rlngcB than in any similar period slnco
In a big swim from tho Now York
Battery to Coney Island tho other day
tho women who participated seemed
to havo greater enduranco than tho
men. Womnn Is certainly getting into
tho swim with both feet.
Henceforth any grent event not.only
will llvo in Bong and story, but 10 will
survive In tho moving picture sympos
ium and In tho motnlllc tones of tho
29 cent phonogrnpl'i. With undying
fame thus on tap there aro strong
'temptations for tho ambitious man to
.taVo n courso in tulzc fighting.
VOTE OF FRIARIES
FIGURES A8 8ET FORTH BY THE
SMALL MARGIN FOR BARTON
(Both Amendment! to the Constitution
to Go to Voters for Final
Following Is tho result of the offlclal
canvass of tho votes cast at the recent
primary, tho total vote cast being
Gooricn Lnwson Hbeldon (rep.). . . .GO, 282
Oeorgo W. Rente (dcm.) 9,894
George W. Bergc (pop.) 2,317
James C. Dahlmnn (dcm.) 10,157
Ashton C. ShnllenbcrKcr (dcm.) .. . 12.B2B
Ashton C. BhnllcnbcrKur (pup,).... 1,:)54
Itoy It. Teeter (pro.) 711
C. II. HiirbniiKli (hoc.) 241)
.1. W. Walker (hoc.) 172
M. n. Hopewell (top.) 48.0H2
K. O. Garrett (dcm.) li'.Gr.s
K. O. dnrrelt (pop.) 2.573
Jnmca A. UrlmlHon (dcm,) 0,107
James A. Orlmlson (pop.) 84 4
A. S. Tlbbcts (drm.) 8.420
Frank K. I, Inch (pro.) 71d
Thomos Jorccnson (hoc.) 21".
W. C. Roduurs (hoc.) 10 1
SKCRKTARY OF STATU.
Ocorffo O. Jitnkln (lop.) tfi.flfil
A. T. Clntcwood (doin.) 1T..41S
A. T. Oatewond (pop.) 2,2M
John Mutton, Jr (ilem.) 14.G21
John Mattes (pop.) I,lfi3
Henry K. J. llockcnboi-Kur (pro.)... 720
Henry J. Aborly (hoc.) 409
AUDITOIt OK PUI1UC ACCOUNTS.
John II. Aldcn (rep.) 12.204
Charles 8. Allen (rep.) r.,119
Ceorxo Anthcs (rep.) 2,HG8
Bilns H. llurton (rep.) ..12,F27
H. L. Cook (rep.) 5.400
Hubert llnyncs (rep.) 1,811
John C. V. McKesson (rep.) 3,380
John L. 1'lerce (rep.) 5,410
Kilwln II. I.nlkurt (dcm.) 14,711
Kdwln II. Lnlknrt (pop.) 1.797
Wllllnm H. Price (dcm.) 10.040
William II. Prlco (pop.) 1,677
T.nwson a. llrlnn (rep.) 40,080
Clarenco Mnckey (dem.) 28.480
Clarenco Mnckey (pop.) 3.333
SUPERINTENDENT OK Pl'ULIC IN
STRUCTION. E. C. llldlirr (rep.) 21,428
OeorKO B. CnrrliiKton, Jr., (rep.).. 9.C33
.Tnincs E. Delzell (rep.) 10,n'.8
8. II. Martin (rep.) 7,510
N. C. Abbott (dem.) 27.777
N. C. Abbott (pop.) 3,242
Ada K. Schell (floe.) 392
Wllllnm T. Thompson (rep.) 45,072
Hurry II. Klehnrty (dem.) 10,000
Harry II, Flehnrtv (pop.) 1,479
E. H. Qunckenlnmh (pop.) 1,547
E. II. Ounkenlmsh (ilem.) 8,122
Menzo Wnrren Terry (dem.) 5,703
Mcnzo Warren Terry (pop.) 797
11. W. Frnzoy (soc.) 228
N. II. Nyo (hoc.) , 173
COMMISSIONER OF PPRLIC LANDS
Edward n. Cowles (rep.) 20,173
Wllllnm llusenctter (rep.) 7.099
Hnrvey L. Sams (rep.) 4,800
.Tnslnh M. Slilvely (rep,) 14.710
W. II. Ensthnm (dem.) 19,773
W. U. Enstham (pop.) 2.310
Cnsslns II. Manuel (pop.) 1,207
Cnsslns n. Manuel (dpm.) 9,000
Albert Thompson (pro.) CSS
William M. Aarons (rep.) 8,772
F. H. Abbott (rep,) 8.308
C. L. Hedlund (rep.) 0,282
Myron I). Kurr (rep.) 4,492
J. A. Van WiiKenen (rep.) 1,527
R. M. Wallace (rep.) 4.000
J A. Williams (rep.) 15,751
Oeonjo O. llrophy (dcm.) 14.407
William II. CowkIII (pop.) 2,037
William H. CowrIII (dem.) 15,207
Georno It. Rrophy (pop.) 1.352
Andrew Flnkenkeller (soc.) 384
For proposed amendment to tho consti
tution with referenco to tho Investment
of tho permanent school fund (rep.), 31,
127: HKiilnst, 5,570.
For proposed amendment to tho consti
tution relating to Judicial powers (rep.),
20.153; ntninst, 7,821.
For proposed amendment to tho consti
tution with reference to tho Investment
of the pertnnnent school fund (ilem.)
15.515; nrnlnst. 4,335.
For proposed amendment to the consti
tution relating to Judicial powers (dam.),
12.710; ncnlnst. 5.947.
For proposed amendment to the consti
tution with referenco to the Investment
of tho rermanent school fund (pop.),
1.832; ncalnst, 502.
For proposed amendment to tho consti
tution relating to Judicial powers (pop.),
1,375; nKnlust. 909.
For proposed amendment to the consti
tution with reference to tho Investment
of the permanent school fund (pro.), 44S;
For proposed (intendment to tho consti
tution relating to Judicial powers (pro.),
871; nKnlnst. 102.
For proposed nmendment to tho consti
tution with referenco to tho Investment
of the permanent school fund (soc.), 218;
For proposed nmendment to the consti
tution relating to Judicial powers (hoc),
171; against, 103.
O, C. Bell (rep.) 45,500
Joseph J. Lnncer (rep.) 41.837
Michael F. Harrington (pop.) 2,880
Michael F. Harrington (dem.).. . .23,492
Henry It. Gerlng (dem.) 21,587
Henry II. Oerlng (pop.) 2,571
Ttahert F. Smith (dom.) 13.919
A. W. Potts (pop.) 879
llliaill ii. iiinuum biii-.i jnn
Thomas I,. Phillips (soc.) 377
Slnco September 1 tho average prlco
of hogs in South Omaha has climbed
almost dally from $6.43 to $6.90.
Word reached Rushvllle that Jules
A. Sandez, a brother of Erail Sandez,
who was shot by Nelnian In tho sand
hills, was bitten by a rattlesnako. Ho
had roached down under his claim
shack to get an nxo when ho was bit
ten and he had to walk two miles be
foro ho could get nnyouo to catch his
horso for htm. In tho meantlmo hlu
hand swelled so much that ho at
tempted to cut out tho polHoncd flesh,
but could not stand It. In a fit of
desperation to took his shot gun and
in somo way mannged to blow tho
back of his hand nway.
HaBtlng's drug stores will not bo
nllowed to soil liquor under any con
sideration. Tho September term of district
court of Custer county was In session
last weok, with Judge Bruno Hostetler
of Kearnoy presiding. The dockot
will possibly tako two weeks to clean
It up. Much interest, however, is
centered in tho caso of James Car-
land, who Is charged with tho murder
of John Sanderson, which occurred
several months ngo. Tim trial prom
ises to be unusunlly exciting, thoro
bnlng n host of Important witnesses
on each sldo.
Chnrles It. ItobbliiM (rep.) 7,402
R, E. Wntzkn (dem.) 3,933
It, E. Walzke (pop.) 110
J, D. Nesblt (pro.) 119
Howard II, Ilaldrlgu (rep.) 5,712
Charles L, Hoover (rep.) 1,771
Soplms F, Neblo (dem.) ,"4,019
Hnphus F. Neblo (pop.) 9
E. T. C!eoro (pro.) 13
Pinker K. Contllt (soc.) 30
Julius Hollander (hoc.) r 39
John P, lOti ton (rep.) 7,075
Douglas Hlmwviin (dem.) 6,200
Douglas Sli.iwvrin (pop.) 377
Martin I. Kroner (pro.) 78
Otto MclchiT (hoc.) , 28
George F. Hurlbuit (rep.) 9,083
E. O. Weber (dem.) 4,555
B. O. Weber (pop.) G08
Frank A. Hurt (pm.) 107
John II. von Steen (pro.) 88
William H. Aslihy (hoc.) 32
C. A. Luce (rep.) 6,772
Fmnk T. Hwnnsnn (dem.) 3,593
Frank T, Hwunson (pop.) 1,086
A. II. LnrfertH (pro.) 117
W. E. Nlrliol (pro.) 63
Fred Legler (soc.) 102
Edward S. Davis (rep.) i . . . 7,523
A. D. Cameron (dem.) 3,090
A. D. Cameron (pop.) 702
William Henry Strutton (soc.).... 127
E. M. Pollard (rep.) 7,28.
A. P. Fltzslmmnns (dcm.) 1,882
A. P, FltZMlmmons (pop.),
J. A. Miiguire (ilem.)
J. A. Mugutre (pop.)
Thntnns W. Blackburn (rep.)...
A. W. Jefferls jiep.)
Charles L. Hu finders (rep.)....
fl. M. Hitchcock (dcm.)
F. II. Alexander (soc.)
Gcoigo C Porter (soc.)
J. F. Royd (rep.)
Edgar Howard (dem.)
Edgnr Unwind (pop.)
J P. Ijittn (ilem.)
a. M. Woodcock (soc.)
Chnrles II. Aldrlch (rep.)
E. H. Illnwlmw (rep.)
W. F. Cmmb (dcm.)
W. F. Crumb (pop.) 130
Chnrles F. Gilbert (dcm.) 2,110
Chnrles F. Gilbert (pop.) 228
W; II. Jones (pop.) 314
W. B. Jones (dem.) 1,025
S. L. Mains (dem.) 822
S. L. MniiiH (pop.) 43
F. Birmingham (pro.) 208
George W. Noirla (rep.) 0,930
Fred W. Ashton (dcm.) 3,825
Fred W. Ashton (pop.) 1,303
G. U. Luiky (soc.) 81
M. T. Klnknid (rep.) 0,810
R. G. Ross (rep.) 589
R. G. Rohh (dctn.) 327
C. A. Sibley (rep.) 1,281
Walter Johnson (dem.) 957
Waller Johnson (pop.) 328
W. B. McNeel (dem.) 703
W. 11. McNeel (pop.) 103
II. a. Stewart (pop.) 107
II. G. Stewart (dem.) 282
W. II. Westover (dcm.) 1.401
W. H. Westover (pop.) 310
L. StcbbliiH (hoc.) 118
T. II. Hurnhy (pro.) 78
Nominees for State Senate.
Following Is u list of candidates for the
stuto Henntor by districts;
1. Republican. J. R. Cain; democrat, G.
2. Republican, T. J. Mnjors.
3. Rcnubllcnu, E. F. Wnrron; demo
crat, S. II. Huck.
4. Republican, Orlando TefCt; demo
crat, W. B. Bannlnu.
5. Republican, Alex. Luvcrty; demo
crat, W. R. Patrick.
0. Republican, W. P. Adklns, E. O.
McGllton. N. P. Sivnnson; dumocrat,-E.
E. Howell, Frank T. Ransom, John M.
7. Republican, O. R. Thompson; demo
crat, Fred Wlggers.
s. itepunuenn, u. w. wiuse; aemo
crnt. Nick Fritz.
9. Republican. M. C. Bresslcr; demo
crat, J. D. Ilntlleld.
10. Rcnubllcan, W. D. Hnllcr; demo
crat. Fred Volpp.
11. Republican, C. A. Randall; demo
crat. David Hess.
12. Republican, J. A. Flala; democrat,
F. J. Henry.
13. Republican, F. W. Phillips; demo
crnt. J. A. Donahoe.
14. Republican. E. L. Meyers; demo
crat. G. M. Adams.
15. Republican. G. H. Kinney; demo
crat. J. A. Ollls.
10. Republican, E. D. Gould; democrat,
L. S. Deeds.
17. Republican. Harry Schlckcnduntz;
democrnt, J. II. Buhrmann.
18. Republican, E. L. King; democrat,
A. C. Templln.
19. Republican, II. A. Graff; demo
crat. G. W. Fuller. ,
20. Republican. S. W. Burnhnm, E. P.
Brown; democrnt, R. T. Chambers, J. E.
21. Republican, Adam McMulIcn; dem
crat. Jacob Klein. . ,
22. Republican, G. W. Baldwin; demo
crat. F. W. Bartos.
23. Republican. Dr. F. Wilcox; demo
crat. Smith Ketchum.
24. Republlcnn. John Dornn; demo
crat. Herman Diets.
25. Republican, J. M. Cox; democrnt,
R. a. Brown.
Nureeo Want Legislation.
Nebraska nurses will endeavor to
have a law passed by tho next leglB
laturo which will require tho registra
tion of all nurses in tho state in a
similar manner to tho registration re
quired in several other states of the
union. This decision was reached at
a meeting of tho nurses of the state I"
this city. Tho matter of pushing tho
frnmlng and passing of tho law haa
been left In tho hands of a committee
which is composed of four graduato
nurses of tho stnto, ns follows: Miss
Stuff, Lincoln; Miss Dicker, Omaha;
Mrs. Plukington, Omaha, and Miss
I Hardwlck, Lincoln.
J. A. Singhaus, United States com
missioner, nnd a federal marshal from
Omaha cnnio to Herman and placed
Walter West and C. West under ar
rest for selling liquor and drovo to To
kamah with them nnd lodged them In
Jail. It Is thought there had been a
deputy United StntOB Marshal thoro
for sevoral days disguised ns a sign
painter nnd ho succeeded In collecting
several bogus jags himself and bought
liquor from n good many In town.
Fern Charter, tho 6-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jnmes Charter, of
Hastings, whoso dlvorco suit Is pond
ing trial two weeks honco, was nbduct
ed by her father and tnken nway in an
automobile. Ho called for hor at
school and Induced her to lenvc.
John G. Sotsby, nged 22 fell from
tho top of tho now school building In
Mllford while wheeling mortar for tho
bricklayers. Ills loft leg wna so bad
ly crushed that tho physicians ampu
tated It above the knee. Other com
plications e', In and ho died In tho
The first Jury trial In tho Cbadron
division of tho federal court of tho
United States closed with an acquittal.
Charles H-oudorson and Christopher
Abbott, both of Crawford, wen de
fendants. They were uccusod of
buying blankets o.' soldiers iom Fort
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Moit Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Items Gathered From all
Parts of the World Condensed
into Small Space for tho Ben
efit of Our Readers.
Chicago recently had the first rain
Blnco August 12.
The Mercantile Securities company,
a Chicago concern, which has had 20
months of life and has sold $1,250,000
worth of preferred stock to persons In
all parts of tho country, haa gone Into
n receiver's hands. There was only
$319.92 In cash on hand when the re
ceiver took charge.
Tho Turner hotel, the largest in
Muskogee, Ok., has been sold to tho
city for $1,50" In unpaid tnxes.
Caonton's store at Armour, S. 1).,
was robbed by cracksmen who got a
total of $35,300 for their pains. A re
ward of $1,000 Is offered for the cap
ture of tho thieves.
llecnuse of a strike of quatrymen
at Hannibal, Mo., the Atlas Portland
Cement company havo boen compelled
to close their plant, throwing 2,500
men out of employment.
The cholera epidemic In St. Peters
burg continues (o spread and Is In
creasing at an alarming rate. Four
hundred new cases wore reported In
ono day recently with Ml deaths.
Federal troops are guarding the
sources of Manila's water supply to
prevent tho spread of the cholera.
At Horton, Knn J. L. Robinson,
chief train dispatcher of the Missouri
Pacific rallrood at Atchison, Kan., was
killed by the capsizing of his automo
bile during a race.
The central telephone building and
tho postoffice of Paris were recently
destroyed by fire, causing a. loss of
$5,000,000. Twenty thousand lines were
put out of commission.
Tho drought In New England has
reached such serious proportions that
people, cattle and crops arc suffering.
Tho Kansas City Southern Hallway
company has applied to the federal
court in St. Louis for an Injunction
restraining the Arkansas commission
from Inforclng the two-cent fare law.
A special session of tho Indiana
gonernl assembly haa convened at In
dlannpollB under tho call of Gov.
The prevailing drought Is held re
sponsible for a diphtheria epidemic at
Greensburg, Pn. The disease is at
tributed to tho fact that "the sewers
havo not been washed by rains.
"Tho Shelter," nn historic residence
near St. Louis, dating from 1816, wan
recently destroyed by lire. Thomas
II. Ronton was a frequent guest at
the place during tho early days.
Flro In Swift & Co.'s packing plant
in South St. Joseph, Mo., caused a loss
of $50,000. Forty men were overcomo
by tho heat and smoko whllo fighting
tho lire which threatened the destruc
tion of the entire plant.
Tho Atlantic battleship fleet under
command of Rear Admiral Sperry has
left Albany, Australia, for Manila.
Hy tho carelessness of a nurse at
San Diego, Cal., three patients In a
hospital wero killed by drinking water
in which atropine had been placed. A
number of others were made deathly
Maine la now suffering from disas
trous forest fires. Fourteen different
towns nro threatened.
The United States weather bureau
Is experimenting in kite flying from
tho summit of PIko's peak In Colorado.
The first flight of the Raldwln diri
gible balloon at St. Joseph was made
with a stiff breezo blowing but was
Dcs Moines, la., lias put an order
Into effect abolishing segregated vlco
and claims to be tho only city of its
slzo that has no tenderloin district.
An inspection of the Booth fish
warehouse in Chicago disclosed the
fact that some of the stock had been
there for 16 months.
Frazer, la., has a mad dog scare.
Many children havo been bitten and
CO dogs have been killed by order of
tho state veterinary department.
The itinerary of Judge Taft's first
campaign tour begins at Cincinnati
September 23 and ends at Galesburg,
III., October 7. It takes him through
Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Col
orado, Kansas and Missouri.
The secretary of the Interior has Is
sued regulations for tho sale at auc
tion on November 15 of 1,000 town
lots adjoining Law ton, Ok.
Molllo Frank, a 12-year-old Chicago
girl, climbed an electric light polo and
touched a llvo wire, receiving 2,300
volts of olectrlclty. She will recover.
Tho Iowa standpatters have Belectod
Congressman John T. Lacey to opposo
Gov. Cummins in tho primaries for
tho renomlnatlon for United States
Cholera continues to spread In Ma
nila. In ono dny recently thoro wero
25 new cases nnd 12 deaths.
The will of William R. Leeds, who
died in Paris recently disposing of an
estate valued at $30,000,000, has been
admitted to probate nt Mtneola, L. I.
Flvo boys wero recently bitten by
n mad dog at Horton, Kan. Three of
thorn have boon sent to tho Pasteur
liiBtltuto at Chicago for treatment.
A board of signal officers Investl
gated the recent accident nt Fort
Myor to tho Wright aeroplane In
which Lieut. Selfrldgo was killed nnd
decided that It was unavoidable,
The total Immigration during Au
gust was 27,783. During August, 1907,
tho Immigration numbered 98,825,
" - - QTTV - ' ' f
During a two-man flight of the)
Wright aeroplane nt Fort Myer, a pro-i
poller blado broko cnuslng tnc ma
chine to turn over while 75 feet nbovo
the ground Orvllle Wright and Lieut.
Selfrldgo wero hurled to the ground
nnd burled under tho debris of tho
airship. The army officer died from
his Injurlos and Mr. Wright suffered
a fracture of his thigh and several
In a saloon fight near Columbus,
Kan., Chnrlea WIlllnniB struck John
Zeraski with a piece of scantling from
which a nail projected. The nail pene
trated Zcraskl's brain, causing almost
Tho passengers nnd crew of the
British ship Aeon, which left San
Francisco for Apia, Samoa Islands, in
July, aro safe on Christmas Island.
The vessel was wrecked there, but all
the ship's company nro safo.
Tho coroner's Jury Investigating tho
Windsor, Mo., powder explosion, by
which 12 persons lost their lives, has
returned a verdict thnt the accident
was caused by Conductor Herschber
gcr dropping a match Into some looso
powder to frighten negroes.
John Coons, Jr., a student at tho
Kansas State Agricultural college at
Manhattan, was shot and killed by M.
A. Crovlston. a local flshermnn. Coons,
whllo passing Crevlston's house with
some companions, had rapped on the
building. For fear of violence by tho
students the murderer was taken out
of town by tho authorities.
Harry Parkei, a grain Inspector ol
loin, Kan., lured Mrs. Hnrry Pearson
to a lonely spot In Oklahoma City,
shot and fatally wounded her becauso
she refused to elope with him to
Powder In a magazine at McAlester,
Ok., was ignited by lightning, the re
sulting explosion killing one man and
seriously Injuring u number of other
persons. Several houses of the miners
wero completely demolished.
Whllo walking in his sleep nt a
hotel In Des Moines, la., Frank Shea
of Clifton, Kan., plunged from tho win
dow of his room on tho third floor
nnd wna badly injured.
An explosion or a car load of giant
powder at Windsor, Henry county,
Mo., totally wrecked tho M., K. & T.
depot, killing four persons and Injur
ing 20 others, several of whom will
die. Every person about the building
was either killed ' or injured, and all
the horses attached to delivery
wagons surrounding the platform
Charles E. Hughes was renominated
for governor of New York by tho Re
publlcnn state convention at Saratoga
on the first ballot. Ho recolvcd 827
out of a possible 1,009 votes cast. Tho
nomination was later made unanimous.
Federal Judge Prltcharu s action in
appointing receivers for the South
Carolina dispensaries vns upheld by
the United States court of appeals In
an exhaustive opinion handed down at
Second Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral James T. McCleary of Minnesota
has resigned to nccept the nomination
of representative In congress from his,
Mrs. Rebeccn Whealon, wife of Maj,
Wheaton, U. S. A., retired, Is dead in
Lemuel G. Trott, widely known as
an authority on trotting, is dead In
Gov. Charles A. Miller, president ol
tho United States Army Aid associ
ation, Is dead at his home In Brook
lyn, N. Y.
Dr. Frank H. Snow, former chan
cellor of Kansas university nnd one
of tho foremost entomologists of the
world, died recently at Dellflcld, Wis.,
after an illness of several months,
aged 68 years.
LowIb Stuyvesant Chanler, now lieu
tenant governor, was nominated for
governor by the Now York Democratic
convention nt Rochester. He was the
only Democrat elected at the last
Charles H. Myrick, formerly owner
of the Des Moines Western League
Baseball club, Is dead at Excelsior
At tho golden wedding supper of
W. H. Singer, a Pittsburg iron mag
nate, he distributed $16,000,000, giv
ing ench of his four children $4,000,
000. Tho body of Charles G. Vanfleet,
formerly a Judge of the supremo court
of Colorado, was found In a room of a
lodging houso in Los Angeles, Cnl. Ho
had taken poison.
Giovanni P. Moroslul, banker nnd,
noted philanthropist, Is dead nt his
homo in Now York.
Judge Frank II. Dunne, beforo
whom inaot of the San Francisco graft
casea wero tried, has boon defeated
for renomlnatlon on tho Republican
J. Adam Bedo, who defended tho
action of Speaker Cannon In the last
session of congress, has been over
whelmingly defeated for renomlnatlon
as representative from Minnesota.
Judge Taft, tho Republican presi
dential candidate, Is to make an ad
dress in Lincoln, Neb., the homo of
his Democratic opponent on October 1.
Jnmes J. Hill of tho Great Northern
railroad recently celebrated his sev
entieth birthday at St. Paul.
Tho visit of William J. Bryan was
tho principal feature of tho closing
hours of New York stato Democratic
convention at Rochestor, Ho recolved
an enthusiastic reception.
Tho caso against C. W. Trlckett, as
sistant nttomey general for Wyan
dotte county, Kansas, charging him
with receiving Illegal fees, has been
MrB. Colgato Hoyte, a Bister of Con,
Nelson A. Miles, la dead nt hor home
In Oyster Bay. v
PROPOSE8 MULE AS PRIZE.
Bryan Offere Mascot to Stlmulato
Wm. J. Bryan has offered tho mas
cot mule presented by the Agricultur
al Society of Minnesota, as a prlzo
to tho county showing the largest per
centage of Increase In the vote for
Democratic electors over tho average
vote for electors In the last throo cam
paigns. The offer 'is contained in a let
ter from the presidential candidate to
National Chairman Mack, who made
public the contents Monday. Tho let
ter from Mr. Brynn reads as follows:
"The Agricultural Society of Minne
sota presented me with n mule ub a
mascot for this campaign, and nfter
n consultation with the newspaper rep
resentatives sojourning nt Lincoln, ho
was nnmed Major Mlnnnmnscot 'Mln'
for Minnesota, 'A for Agricultural So
ciety. "The title of 'Major' was given to
him in honor of a reprcsentntlvo who
volunteered to ride him first nnd who
for a brief space was In close proximi
ty of the mule. He has been ridden
nnd think he will bo safe liJIng by
election dny and la broken to work.
'Desiring to make the mule valuable
to the party, I propose that he be of
fered as a prize to the country show
ing the largest percentage of the vote
of electors over the average vole for
electors In tho last three campaigns
on condition that the county shall turn
tho mule over to the precinct securing
the largest gain, the Democrats In
that precinct to vote the mule to tho
Democrnt In the precinct, who, In
their judgment has contributed most
to the lncrense In the precinct. If this
plan is satisfactory to you please
make the announcement and let tho
mule do his pnrt."
$5,C0O,0CO FIRE LOSS IN PARIS.
Troops Required to Disperse Crowd
That HlndereH Firemen.
Fire bioke out Sunday night In tho
central Telephone building, Paris, and
spread with such rapidity that the tel
ephone employes wero forced after
brief nnd Ineffectual efforts to extin
guish the JlameH, to flee hastily to tho
streets. The entire building was soon
In flnmes and was totally destroyed.
The loss Is placed at G million dollars,
but a higher loss is likely to bo In
volved through the complete Interrup
tion of all telephonic communication
In the center of Paris, as well as com
munication with the provinces nnd
The telephone building wna compar
atively new and was fitted with the
costly new central battery system. It
will take more than u month to re-establish
the service. The origin of tho
flro Ib a mystery, but Is believed to
have been due to n short circuit. The
firemen were Impeded In their work by
tho crowds which the few police wero
powerless to hold back. Messengera
were dispatched for reserves, and
troops eventually were forced to
charge on the spectators before they
cletired the scene.
SCOLDS BANK EXAMINERS.
Comptroller Charges Dlrcllctlon of
"I sny to you emphatically that your
work must be improved. Embezzle
ments linve fulled of discovery, defal
cations nnd dishonesty have been con
cealed and In many cases you havo
failed to correctly or even approxi
mately estimate the value of the paper
and the securities held by the bnnk."
This was the declaration made at
Washington by Comptroller of thu
Currency Lawrence O. Murray In ad
dressing tho conference of natlonnl
bank examiners representing practic
ally all of tho territory east of Ohio.
The conference Is the first under the
comptroller call of September 9, de
signed to discuss the bank examiners'
work with a view to radical Improve
ment. The discussion was along tho
lines of securing better methods. Mr.
Murray In his speech said that some of
their reports to him Indicated that a
few examiners do not realize tho ob
ligations of the office and Indicate hur
CAUGHT IN A WRECK.
Passengers Injured in a Missouri Pa
. clfic Collision.
Tho westbound Missouri Pacific
passenger train crashed Into n freight
in the ynrds at Weeping Water, Nob.,
Mondny evening and more than 20
people wero injured, some of thorn
seriously. Ono statement made by a
railroad man was that out of 59
peoplo on the train but 18 escaped
Injury altogether. Fireman Hoffman
and Brnkeman Smith wero most seri
ously hurt. Members of the freight
crew escaped Injury by leaving their
train. Trainmen declnred that the
accident was caused by tho freight
crew occupying the main lino with
their train on tho pnsscnger train's
time. Tho Injured wero taken ' to
Lincoln. .Many of them llvo In Lin
coln nnd vicinity, and a number or
the Injured were Methodist prenchers
and members of their families re
turning from the conference at
Pope Receives American 8allors.
Tho pope Sunday received In audi
ence of seventy snllors from jho Amer
ican bnttleshlps Malno and Alabama,
which nre at Naples. Tho pontiff, who
Is nlwnyB Interested In seagoing men,
expressed pleasure nt their smart np
pearanco. Ench of the men kissed
the pope's ring nnd received from him
n medal. The pope, standing nmong
them, mndo a most kindly speech, In
which ho thanked them for their visit
nny prnyed that God would reward
them with his irrnnn. lln Minn
them his apostolic benediction.
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