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C. B. HALE, Publisher
f WEEK'S NEWS
Most Important Happen- J
intrs aoiu in nnei.
Emperor Nicholas will visit Kins
IMward iit Cowos August 2. The
itiihHlnii Imiii'rlnl, squadron will so
first to Cherbourg, arriving .Inly 31,
awl staying niitll tho next1 day. It
will then cross over to Cowcs. The
vlt.lt of Empoior N'lcholiiH to the kins
of Italy i apparently has been aban
doned, i i,
Information han been received In
London Ihat Chirm has withdrawn her
request, that tho Hslnmlntun-Tnkumon
railroad question aiid the Korean
boundary dispute with Japan be
submitted for arbitration to The
llasue tribunal, and that she desires
to reopen direct negotiations with
The '-vital statistics of France,
which In 1007 showed an excess of
Jl,8fJ2 deaths over the births for that
year, a fact that led to the most
pessimistic predictions for tho future
of the French race, have now neon
published for I!i08. Their study
brings to light moro reassuring offi
cial figures, and shows an excess of
40,411 births over donthu for this year.
The total of deaths decreased 4S.20G
in 1008, while tho births Increased
Fetes were held throughout Den
mark Thursday In celebration of tho
birthday of King Frederick, the popu
lation everywhere rendering homage
to their popular sovereign. The king
was born Juno 3, 1813, and ascended
tho throne In 190C.
The American lodge of Free Masons,
for American citizens In London, un
der the grand lodgo of England, was
consecrated in grand lodge by Lord
Ampthlll, provincial grand master.
Sixty grand officers were present.
President Taft, In the White House
at 3 o'clock Tuesday, pressed a tele
graph key of Alaska gold that put In
motion the wheels of the Alaska-Yu-hon-Paclllc
exposlton at Seattle.
Mrs. George Shea, of Duluth, Minn.,
waB robbed of $120,000 at Seattle Mon
day. All the mills of the American Sheet
and Tin company at Wheeling W. Vn.,
will be operated as open shops.
N'lne hundred children were marched
safely out of a burning school building
tit Detroit, Mich.
Charles W. Eliot, former nr'oMdent
of Harvard university, delivered the
'principal address at tho commence.
tnient exercises of tho l.'niverslty of
' Judge Clark has sentenced Ed
( (ward McNamara, of Grafton. Iowa,
who fehot and killed his father. Mar
'I In MeNdninra last November, to
eighteen years In tho Fort Madison
penitentiary at hard labor. No appeal
Will be taken.
Hie Panama libel case against tho
owners of the Indianapolis News has
teen continued until October 11th.
The open shop order of the IT. s.
Steel company has caused much dls
ratisfactlon in tho plant at Wheel
ing, W, Vn.
Eight hundred elect ileal workers In
Hoston have gono on a strike lor
The Chicago & Western Indiana
railway proposes to spend two mil
lion dollars on a new station In Chi
cago. Tho third annual meeting of the na
tional cotton congress will be held at
.vioute No Ark., June 21-20. The ses
sions will last a week, beginning Mon
day and continuing to Saturday. John
D. Walker of Sparta. Ua.. will make
' tho principal address.
R. A. Jackson was eleited general
counsel of tho Hock Island lines. Tho
position cnrrles with It the title of
The convention of Iowa registered
nurses in their sixth annual meeting
went on record In opposition to the
(woman's suffrage movement In lowj..
In tho federal court Judge ii'iiu
summarily removed from office Janus
jS. Goodwin, United States commis
sioner at Custer, Yellowstone county
.Mont. Goodwin Is now tinder arrest
on a ichargo of horso stealing.
Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas
liavo suffered great loss or property
through heavy rains, and the rhers
unci creeks are at llodd stage.
Railroads and oipress companies in
Oklahoma nro formulating plnns to
Iil in enforcing tho prohibition laws
f that state.
Shorlff Frank Casealos or Mobile.
Aa was declared guilty and ordered
removed from office by the state hii-
preme couit in a decision which i'ol
lowed the trial of Cnsealas on a
charge of dereliction of duty in al
lowing a negro to be ljnched In
Mobile on January J.
Snnta F passenger train No4 9,
westbotlnd; known" iifl fho "California
fast mall, was wrecked at Peabody,
Kuh., and II. C. Thompson, . postal
clerk of Kansas City, was killed.
Chicago will not ask President Taft
to lay the corner stone of .the new
city hall. ' s
At the United .'Presbyterian general
assembly, Dr. Wallace, a former pas--tor,
now editor (pf an Iowa Jmbllca-..
tlon, staleil that; the entire , United
States Is overchttrched, nnd that tho
church at largo (wou!d be ln better
condition If It mid half the'present
number of preachcro nnd pay them
double the present salaries.
Yeggmen were frustrated In their
attempt to loot the safe In the post
office at Newport, Ky.
The Jury In the ease of Dort Tay
lor, on trial at Mlnden, Neb., for as
sault and niurdor of his slster-ln-law,
brought In a verdict of guilty and
affixed the death penalty. Ho will
hang Friday, September 17th.
Forest llres have again broken out
ut Negnunee, Mich., nnd several towiiB
are threatened with destruction.
The conductors and motormen of
tho Philadelphia Rapid Transit com
pany are on n strike.
The Florida scjiato passed the Con
way advertisement bill, which now goes
to the governor. The bill provides that
every paid article published! in u
newspnper, magazine or periodical In
Florida, shall bij distinctly branded
with tho word, "i dvertlsemenj,'' print
ed ubovo same. )
James Sharp or "Adam Gofl" as he
calls himself, wnb sentenced o twenty-five
years In it he penltentlnry for
the murder of Policeman Michael Mul
lane, In a religious riot In ansas
City last December.
Two thousand feet of the .Nevada
grain docks at (Port Costa, on tho
bay, In which nil the grain from Cali
fornia for foreign ports Is loaded, was
burned. The loss Is estimated at
more than $1,000,000.
John W. Abbott, aged 55 years,
formerly a well known Knnsnti atheist
editor, committed suicide at Sallna,
Kas.. taking c..rbollc acid. Abbot re
cently became converted, and has
since taught religion.
The will of the late H. H, Rogers
has been filed for probate, and by its
terms the immense estate is divided
among the family.
Congressman William Lorlmer, of
the Sixth congressional district of
Illinois, was elected United' States
senator by the Joint session of the
Illinois general assembly, on tho ninety-fifth
The Illinois legislature has passed
a bill declaring void leases which pro
hibit children In apartment houses.
Tho governor announced his Intention
of signing the bill.
A tornado of great fury struck the
little village of Zephyr, In the east
ern portion of Hrown county, Texas,
at one" o'clock Sunday morning and
left a path of death nnd destruction
seldom paralleled. The death list has
reached a total of thirty-two. and the
number of seriously and fatally
wounded will reach fifty.
More than 3,000 men employed In
the Homestead steel works received
well filled pay envelopes Friday for
the first time In eighteen months. Tho
payroll amounted to $200,000.,.
President Tnft appointed "William
R. Harr of the District of Columbia,
an assistant attorney-gonernF of the
United States. Mr. Harr, who hns
been an, nttorney in the department
ot justice for ..' e last nino years, suc
ceeds to the place made vacant by
the resignation of Alfred W. Cooley,
recently appointed an Arizona su
preme court justice.
At n conference of state and pro
vincial boards of health of North
America a plan was proposed to have
congress appropriate $1,000,000 for a
great nntlonal leprosarium, where all
known lepers In the country mny be
taken care of by the government.
When the supreme court of tho
United States on Tuesday last ad
Journey for the term, the docket was
left with ITS eases undisposed of,
which Is a larger number than has
been left over since U!).".
A portrait in oil of Senator Hoot,
secretary of stato for the greater part
of last term of President Rooseolt's
administration, was hung in tho big
diplomatic row in the stato depart
A dispatch .ecclved at the stato
department from Lisbon says tho
Portuguese government has author
ized the Importation ot 8.000,000
bushels of wheat up to July 10. The
dispatch conlalns no further details.
Under the instructions of Ilrlgadler
General Allen, chief of tho signal
corps of the army, plans have been
piepared showing what preparations
he thinks nre necessary for the aerial
defense of the United States.
Charles li. Elliot of Minnesota, was
confirmed to be an associate Justice
of the supreme court of the Philip
pines. Senator Hurketlhas appointed Allen
P. Cowglll f Lincoln. Neb., alternate
to West Point military academy. His
principal is Hnymond J. Bnnford of
Omaha, who was appointed by Senator
rturkctt a week or so ago. Cowglll Is
about nineteen nnd a student In the
To bring tho coffin containing tho
body of William Peiiii which now re
poses In nu abandoned cemetery In
Hucklnghanifcliiro, England, to this
country, nnd have it Interred on tho
banks of the Delaware. Is tho object
of a movement just launched In con-gress.
News notes of interest from
, , ...various sections.
ALL-SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Pollt.
leal and Other Matters Given
- ' Due Consideration.
Friend hns decided to have a big
celebration on tho Fourth.
In some localities a good deal of
corn had to be replanted because of
The McCook band has been engaged
for a two days' engagement at the
The fund or $75,000 for the new
Child Saving Institute building at
Omnha has been raised, and the work
of construction will soon commence.
Gov. Shullenberger delivered the
address of the thirty-eighth annual
commencement of Peru Normnl be
fore the largest class in the Normal's
The new Home Telephone company
system at .Beatrice and Wymore htm
passe'd into the hands of the Lincoln
Telephone and Telegraph company,
known an the automatic.
Taylor, the Mlnden man who last
September assntilted and murdered
his sister-in-law, haB been found
guilty and sentenced to hang. Ef
forts will bo made by IiIb lawyer for
a new trial.
County Treasurer John Ward of
Gage county, owing to continued Ill
health, has departed for his ranch
near Cody, Wyo where he will spend
the summer. His family will join him
there late in June.
Johnny Schneider, 12 years or ago,
is In the county jail nt Hastings,
awaiting a hearing on n charge of bur
glary. Ho was caught In a building
with a glass cutter, cold chisel, small
hammer, knife nnd other articles In
Now Haven (Conn.) dispatch:
Among the students who will lecoivo
the bachelor of laws degree at Yale
law school commencement, June 25. in
Chauncey Church Jones of Trenton,
Neb. He Is a IJ. A graduate of Doane
John Ruhr was kicked to death by
a horse while adjusting Its harness,
on his farm near Paulino. He was
struck several times on the head and
nbout the body and was unconscious
when picked up by a farmer who
went to his aid.
Local democratic workers met at
Kearney and perfected preliminary
arrangements for a dollar dinner, nt
which 200 guests are expected. The
date was fixed for June 111, this being
the only date available on which Gov.
Shnllenberger can be present.
Rev. A. J. Lutz, pastor of tho Cath
olic church at Shelby, was thrown
from his motor cycle while on IiIb wny
to the church. Being badly Injured,
he was taken to the hospital.
Tho vlllnge treasurer of Chapmnn
has been enjoined from paying out
any of the funds In his care. This is
a development In n troubled stato of
municipal affairs caused by two vil
lage boards claiming to have the le
gal 'legislative powers. The Injunc
tion was secured by Wllllom Cor
nelius. A large number of persons at tho
Electrical Show In the Auditorium
building, Omnhu, recently witnessed
one of tho most remarkable demon
strations of "wireless" energy hereto
foro madu in any countryt in fact, a
feat not accomplished before In the
world's history, so far as Ib known
when Dr. Frederick H Mlllener, ex
perimental electrician, Union Pacific
Railroad company, Omnha, turned on
the lights in tho building, the Impulse
being sent from the Fort Omaha wire
less tower, six miles distant. This
demonstration was made possible
through the courtesy of Colonel Glass
ford. Signal CorpB, U. S. A. The
wireless Impulse operated on a spe
cially constructed coherer (which is
very delicate and will receive the
faintest Impulse) Blmllar In construc
tion to that used nbout a year ngo on
the electrically controlled (by "wire
less") truck In the shop yards of tho
Union Paclllc, at Omaha, By means
ot a large solenoid switch, which Is
closed when the Impulse passes
through the coherer, seventy-live horso
power were turned on and the Audi
torium lighted, liy means of a simi
lar mechanism the power was turned
off and the operation repeated several
times In other words, the local cir
cuits In tho Auditorium were closed
by wireless Impulse from Fort Omaha.
The public Is beginning to realize the
Immensity and the Importance of tho
work being done by Union Pacific rnll
road In Its efforts to safeguard the lives
or Its passengers and the property of
shippers, via Its linos, and. by reason
of tho experimental work being dono
by It, what an important factor it Is
In thlB country's progress.
While Henry Seymour Is nctbig aa
secretary of the ptato board of assess
ment, several parties have made ap
plication for the job made vacant by
tho death of Chris Schnvland. Frank
Holvey of Nobraskn City, who was tho
hoad of tho publicity bureau of tho
republican stato commltteo( is one of
tho persoiiB who has applied for tho
place, eays a Lincoln dispatch.
Katlo Tlmm, aged about 22 years,
committed sulcldo in her room at 10(5
South Eleventh street, Omnhn, by
swallowing carbolic acid, It Is thought
that jealousy caused her to take hor
life. Her parents live in Fremont.
VALUE THREE ROADS
COMPARISON MADE WITH FIG
URES OF LAST YEAR.
BETWEEN TOWNS OR STATION
Burlington Assessment About Same as
Last Year, with Union Pacific
The following figures show the val
uation of the three big railroad sys
tems of tho state, as made by the
state board of assessment, compared
with the valuation of last year:
THirlltigton $11C.170.S70 $llfl.20,G0O
Union P.ictllc 73.033.100 75.7CT.32r.
North western .... 35,CS.b'JS 37.2$7,'JiO
.Missouri Pacific.. ILSLVflZO 10,732,480
The Uurllngton was Incrensed $1,125
a. mile; the Northwestern $1,500 a
mile, and the Union Pacific Central
City branch wns Increased $1,007 n
mile. The remainder of the Increase
on the Union Paelflo wan due to the
valuation of new mileage. Tho totnl
Increase on the Union Pacific wns
$1,823,925; on the Burlington, $3,119.
(530; on the Northwestern. $1,598,055;
tho decrease on the Missouri Paclllc,
$013,140. The net Increase on all the
rnllroadB amounted to $5,928,470, ac
tual value, or $1,185,694 assessed
value, upon which taxes will have to
be paid. All the roads other than
those named were valued nt the same
figures ns last year.
The total assessed value of all rail
roads In 1908, which is one-fifth of the
actual value, was $53,39.972S3, nnd
this year the assessed value Is $54,
483.GGG. The actual value of nil rail
road property last year was $220,989,
860, and this year the actual value is
With regard to tho Burlington, the
board adopted an entire new method
ot distribution. Instead or distribut
ing to each subdivision or the system
a certain amount ot the total valua
tion, the board paid no attention to
the subdivisions, but instead appor
tioned the valuation between towns
or station. This, the bonrd believed,
would permit or a more equitable dl
v.olon. This mnkes a comparison or
the apportionment this year with last
In 1907 the Union Pacific was val
ued at $75,000 a mile; In 1908 It was
valued at $70,970 n mile, and this year
the average valuation per mile under
operation la $70,S27. In 1907 the mile
age returned tinder operation was
901.42. This year the mileage under
operntion is 1,005.39, and in 1908 It
For the three years the total valua
tion of this syBtem was ns follows:
1907, $73,483,700; 1908. $73,933,400;
Under the new plan of distribution
ot the Burlington the main line as
now operated from Oreopolls to Oma
ha nnd Ashland and from Platts
mouth to the Colorado state lino by
way of Ashland, is now valued at $80,
000 a mile. Last year this same line
from Omaha to Ashland wns valued at
$45,000 a mile, from Kenesaw to Ox
ford at $33,5C0, nnd from Oxford to
the Colorndo state line at $30,000,
That part of the old main line from
Kenesaw to Kearney which Is operat
ed as a branch, was formerly valued
at $85,000 a mile, and is now reduced
to $25,000 a mile.
Tho Omnhn tc North Platte, one ol
the old separate corporations of the
Burlington, oxtended from Omaha to
Ashland and then to Schuyler, nnd
was valued at $80,000 a mile last year
from Omaha to Ashland, and at $42,
500 n mile from Ashland to Schuyler.
Now that part of the line from Ash
land to Schuyler Is reduced to $30,000
The line from Nebrnskn City to
York by way of Lincoln was formerly
valued at $40,000 a mile. The new
valuation for the same line from Ne
braska City to Lincoln is $35,000 n
mile, and from Lincoln to York nnd
to the Wyoming stnte line Is $51,000 a
Union Pacific Company Fined $100.
The Union Paclllc Railroad com
pany was found guilty In Judge Stew
nrt's tlll6lon of district court or hnv
ing violated the state anti-pass law by
issuing and giving to Dr. Frank A.
Graham a free annual pnss over Its
lines for tho yenr 1908, and was lined
$100 nnd tosts. The facts In the case
were stipulated, it was agreed that
the annual pass was issued to Dr.
Graham, that ho does not give the
major portion of his time to the ser
vice of the compnny, and thnt he Is
not Included In nny of the exceptions
enumerated in the statute.
Burlington Crop Report.
J. J. Cox, division freight agent for
the Burlington's Lincoln .traffic divi
sion, Issued his weekly crop report,
showing the condition of crops on tho
llneB embraced In IiIb territory. The
showing made Is a good one, rnltis
have been frequent, and moisture has
fallen til) over the Nebraska corn belt.
To Seine and Net Fish.
Clilef Game Warden Gellus has. Is
fiufd HcenscB to a dozen or moro 'per
sona to seine and net Jlsh in public
waters in Nebraska. The HcenBcsaro
Issued under tho terms or II, R. No,
224, by Noyso of Cass, a bill which
some personB Interested In gnme and
fish believe may in a few months re
Biilt In undoing much of tho work
dono by tho Btnto during the pnst 20
years In stocking tho waters with Jlsh.
The law permits tho use of Bolne or
not having a 2-lnch squaro mesh dur
ing daylight from Juno 1 to Oct. 31.
INCOME OF FARMERO.
Is Small, According to Junken's ln
Tho notion of tho rnllroad tax agents
In insisting that farm lands nro as
sessed at Only 75 per cent of less of
their actual value, while the railroads
are assessed at a full value, nnd are
entitled to earn G per cent at least on
the full value, has 'led to an investiga
tion by Secretary of State Junkln of
the earnings of farm lands.
Air. Junkln wrote to the connty
clerks In some 27 counties, nnd ho
haB received numerous replies. The
answcrB are to tho effect thnffarmere
realize an Incomo of from 2 to 5 per
cent on tho assessed valuo of their
lands after all expenses have been
Following Is tho rate ot Interest
earned on the assessed value of lands
as shown In the nnswers received to
date: Johnson county, 1 per cent;
Washington county, little less than 4
per cent; Clay county, 5 per cent;
Madison county, 4 per cent; Furnas
county, 2 per cent; Frontier county, 5
per cent; Nance county, 4' to 5 per
cent; Richardson county, G per cent;
Buffalo county, 4 to 6 per cent; York
county, Vi to 5 per cent; Wayno
county, 3'A to 4 per cent; Jefferson
county, 5 per cent; Saunders county,
5 per cent; Otoe county, 3 per cent;
PhelpB county, 3 to 4 per cent;
Keith county less than G per cent.
In several Instances the county
clerk wrote that tho lands in his
county were overvalued, insofar ns
making interest on an investment 1b
concerned, the prices being raised by
parties who had bought places for
homes, rather than for investments.
Mr. Junkln usked the county clerks
to consult with the assessors ( and
othcnS to sccurb the Information.
From the incomo bf the farm he
asked that there be deducted insur
ance, taxes, the keeping up of Im
provements, nnd a reasonable amount
for waste and diminish for tho fertil
ity of the soli.
Ex-Convict Supplied Dope.
August Muller, a convict In the
state penitentiary, caught by Warden
Smith smuggling in morphine, made
affidavit that ho had received tho
dope from George Scharton, an ex
convict of Lincoln. County Attorney
Tyrrell has sworn to a complnlnt
against the nnmed. Nineteen ounceB
of morphine were taken from Muller.
Muller was a trusty under the late
Warden Boemer. and the latter told
Warden Smith that he was reliable In
every way. For some time Muller
had been In charge of the hog barn,
In which he slept, enjoying practical
Warden Smith became suspicious
seme days ago and searched Muller
for dope, hut found none. Then the
warden net a trap for his man and
discovered where he had hid eleven
ounces of tho poison In the barn.
Muller was then thrown in the dun
geon, with the statement that he
would remain there until he told at
what drug store he got the dope. For
several days the man refused to di
vulge the Information, but finally he
made his affidavit, Implicating Schar
ton. According to the Information re
ceived by the warden, Muller would
sneak out ot the barn nt night and
meet the ex-convlct on the rnllroad
track and, pay him for the poison at
tho rate of 35 cents an ounce. Ho
would then bring it to the prison nnd
retail It to the other convicts.
Frank L. DInsmore, who Is steward
of the hospital, was said to have
bought five ounces from him at the
rate of $1 an ounce. In turn, Dins
more retailed the dope nt tho, rate of
from $3 to $5 an ounce. j
Warden Smith lias discovered that
tho convicts have n system for get
ting money from each other that bor
ders on high finnnce. The ( convict
who hns cash will exchange it with
nnother convict who has money com
ing to him at tho office at the rate of
$1 for $2. This system made it un
necessary for many of the convicts to
draw money nt the office, but they
simply hnd the transfer made on the
records of the warden.
Money for Soldiers' Homes.
Gov, Shnllenberger has received two
checks for $5,575 and $3,100 from the
federal government for the support
of tho soldiers' homes. The state pro
vides for the maintenance of tho
homes, the federal government pro
viding for tho expenses of the soldiers
at the rate of $100 per year per man.
Pollard Will Speak.
Secretary C. S. Paine, or tho State
Historical society, has secured tho
consent or former Congressman Pob
lard to deliver the principal address
at the opening of tho Mississippi Val
ley Historical association, which Is to
bo held in St. Louis on June 17. Tho
meeting of the association will be
their second annual session and will
last three dayB. The address of wel
come will bo delivered by Gov, H. S,
Hadlcy of Missouri, and tho meetings
will be devoted to tho address of Mr.
Pollnrl and to the reading. of papers
on various phases 'pf American his
tory, particularly' that portion or It re.
lntlng to the Mississippi Valley. -
Military Orders Disobeyed.
Adjutant General Hartlgan's orders
tor, Company F of tho Second regl
nient to participate In ihc Momorlal
day exorcises In Lincoln wero dis
obeyed by the compnny and the adju-.
tant general In up against the proposi
tion of figuring on what punishment
to mete out tb the soldiers. This com-'
pany was ordered to report to tho com
mander of the post Grand Army ot tho
Republlo, nnd obey orders not In con
lllct with tho laws. The company
failed to report nnd Its duties were
taken over by the hospital corps.
TRIED TO SAKE WIFE
MAN BATTLES BRAVELY I
RENT OF NIAGARA.
HIS EFFORT PROVES UNAVAILING
Heroic Struggle Results , In Eav.
Ing Husband, -and Body of
Unfortunate Woman Fi
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Louis Cohen
of Buffalo saw his young wife leap
Into the swirling river below second
and third Sister's Islands at five
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Without
a moment's hesitation he followed her,
caught her hand and struggled des
perately to save her. Mrs. Cohen
died In her husband's arms. Before
It was possible to bring efficient help
an hour had passed, during all ol
which Cohen vas making frantic ef
forts to reach the shore. Fortune
nlded him. With his wife lightly
clasped to him, ho felt himself huysfci?
Into a tree rstump, nnd on this Tjo
got a grip with his one free hand.
He lustily shouted fo. help, but It wns
nearly an hour after Mrs. Cohen
Jumped Into the river, that Officer
James Martin arrived, with other men
Three times they throw tlie ropo
before It ell within Coheii's grasp.
When he did catch It he was too
weak to tic It about his own or hi
wife's waist. j
Pinned against the, tree stump by
the terrific rush or wnter, all the
strength had pone out of Cohen, and
he hnd been unable to keep his wile's
race above water. Once Cohen had
hpld of the rope, the mon ashore
began to pull. When within lifteen
feet of the shore Cohen lo3t his grip
on his wife's body and It wns car
ried off down stream and Was lost
Cohen was so far gone when the
rescuers got him on shore that ho
could not speak for ten minutes.
Mennwhile n crowd had gathered.
Chief Subridge skated the Goat
Island .bore, looking for the body,
but could see nothing of it.
Cohen joined them, nlways Insist
ing that the body must have Rtopped
shoi-t of the cataract, and might be
rescued by men daring enough.
William H. Barnett and HnVi
Brown, who had joined the searehGTif
finally spied the body. It was held
fa'U by a rock, about 100 feet above
the brink. Without ropes Brown and
Lrarnott waded orit Into the stream
nniX moving carefully over the slip
pery rocks reached the body. It was
vlth the greatest difficulty that tho
-wo men brought the body to laud.
Think Girl Was Murdered.
Omaha. Neb. Two weeks ago Miss
Annie Nelson, residing two milesi
north of Florence, Neb., disappeared
rrom the home of her brother-in-law
William Negethen. Her body
found In the Missouri river at tho
foot of Locust street, tho skull
crushed, jlndicatluE that tho girl had
been murdered. When she left homo
it was for the purpose of coming to
Omnha. As she did not return a
search was instituted, but no trace
of tho girl could be found nrtor she
passed Prlep' lake. The body is torn
nnd bruised and the coroner Is ot tho
opinion thnt she was killed and then
dnvjgod through the brush to the
river and there thrown into tho
Walter Wellman Makes Improvements
in His Balloon.
Paris. Walter Wellman, who Is
about to undertake another expedi
tion In search of the north pole, and
Melvln Vanlman, his assistant, have
made many Improvements to the dir
igible balloon which Is to bo taken,
with them. It has been equipped'
with an extra set of propellers capa
ble of being shifted when In motion,
so that the balloon may bo forced
up or down at will.
Plead Guilty to Conspiracy.
Chicago. William H. Clark ann
Robert W. Stephenson pleaded guilty
In the United States district courl
Saturday to charges of conspiracy tu
smuggling Chlnebe Into the country.
Judge Lnndis deferred sentence. Clark
and Stepherifeon were among the eight
men recently indicted on charges ol
assisting Chinese over tho Mcxlcai
border and smuggling them Into Chi
cago concealed In dining cars.
Will Sell Brewing Plant.
Topeka, Kiif. Tho supreme corn
Saturday allowed Its recoivors lor
the Lemp Brewery company a fee ol
$1,000 and costs of tho rccolvershlp
and ordered the property oft the com
pan) In 'KanstiB boldt The receivers
numod- to tnka cllargu of the' brewer's,
property ljrivo, received a 'total'of $20,.
750 In reeslnce beginning their work,
Narrowly Escapes Wheels.
Greenwood, Neb. As an extra
irtuKiu nam wan iuk ng inr sitlin'.
train wnn takng lhr sldlnv '
place Sunday to ! mko wny '
weht-bound passepger, Jacob 1
of Curtis, Neb.,' ,Who was '
in iiiid ji
n. 1.ln ..1nn 7 1.... ,n .....
Ht.'indlll!' nil (lid frvuit mill l1 Villi 11' nv
r ..w.v ... . ,..u ...,,
enr of tho freight was Javred rrom
his position nnd fell under tho cnr.
He was, severely cut nnd bruised both
by the fall and by btrlklmr, against
the car In his fall. A gash five Inches
long was cut In his head. He wns
at once attended by two physicians
nnd at lafct reports was not coiibld
eml lazily injured,
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