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ARGUMENT STAGE REACHED IN
Admiral the I.nst WltMein Correct * Tnrt
of TeAlmony Heretofore Given TITO
' Now pnp < ir Correspondents Willing to
Talk , nut Itarrctl Out.
Washington , Nov. 5. The Schley
court of inquiry has reached the ar
gument stage ab the beginning of the
afternoon session today. The morn
ing sitting was devoted to listening
to Admiral .Schloy and Captain Sigs-
bee In making corrections In their
testimony , which had been given
previously and the Introduction by
Judge Advocate Lemly of numerous
documents bearing upon different
phases of the Inquiry. Admiral Sch
ley did neb make any material addi
tions to his previous statements bub
devoted himself largely to tile clearIng -
Ing up of ambiguous points in his ev
idence. An effort was made to Intro
duce two now 'witnesses , who were
expected to give testimony in Admi
ral Schloy's behalf concerning the
controversy as to whab information
Captain Sigsbee communicated to
Admiral Schley when he arrived off
Santiago in May , 1898. One of these
wincsses was Frank B. Richards and
the obher Geo. Lynch , both of Now
York , and bdth newspaper corres
pondents who-were on duty in Cuba
tnd in Cuban waters during the war
with Spain. Mr. Lynch was on the
4 > ress boat Seniors N. Smith and Mr.
Richards on the Premier. They were
to have testified concerning the inect-
Ing of thoie vessels with the Sb Paul
of which Captain Slgsbeo was Jn com
mand The court , however , decided
nnob to hear them. , ' *
" HANNA IIKOINS THE AHGUJIKNT.
The opening speech of the argu
ment in the case v > as made In behalf
of the government by Mr. E. P. Hanna -
na , assistant to the judge advocate.
Ho began his presentation in the case
. few minutes after the court con
vened ab 2 o'clock and when bhe
eourt adjourned two hours after , he
tad not covered more than half of the
frouna involved In the controversy.
The first witness to take the stand
todiy. was Captain Sigsbee , who was
recalled for bhe purpose of reviewing
"nis former testimony. Admiral
fichley also was called for this pur
pose and his statement occupied a
rood portion of the time of the court.
His testimony in chief occupied five
flays , and as many of his statements
ivere made offhand , there were in
numerable verbal changes to Ipe made ,
as well as some additions. During
the day Captain Lemlly submitted
for the consideration of the court a
large amount of documentary evi-
Bence.includlng Captain Goodrich's
report concerning cable cutting made
Mi April 29 , 189S ; the reports made
by Captain Philip of Texas , Captain
Uigglnson of Massachusetts , Captain
fclcCalla of Marblehead , and Captain
Cotton of Harvard , Commodore
Bchley's report of May 30 , Captain
tVise's report of the operation's of Yale
off Santiago , the log of the Spanish
Ih'ip Cristobol Colon , Admiral Samp-
ton's orders to Captain Folgerbf Now
Orleans , all of the reports of the
commanding otllcors of the battle of
Tilly 3 , Commodore Sohlcy's ' letter to
the senate , one of Captain Sigsbce's
letters and also the letter of the sec
retary of the navy to the senate as
printed in executive document.
NO CHANGK OK ritOQUASl.
There has been no change of the
program arranged on Friday for the
presentation of argument by counsel.
Mr. Hauna will talk for about three
tours and will be followed by Captain
Parker on behalf of Admiral Schloy.
It is expected th t these two argu-
eaeiits will consume most of the
court's tlmo tomorrow and it is now
believed that Mr. Raynor , lor Admir-
il Schley , and Captain Lemley , for
the government , will conclude the
presentation to the court on Wednes-
Bay and perhaps part of Thursday.
While Captain Sigsbee was on the
Itand Mr. Rayner asked him if he
had megaphoned or otherwise com
municated to the press boat , Premier -
mior , while off Sanbiatgo , the fact
( hab the Spanish fleet was not in San
tiago. The witness replied that he
had neb done so , although he would
tuvo been Justified in doing so if ho
frhoughb It proper under the clrcuiu-
itances of war
COUUKSFONDKNTS HULED OUT.
When Captain Sigsbee was excused
Captain Lemly announced iha't ho had
no more witnesses to call. Frank B.
Richards was then sworn. Mr. Rlch-
irds stated that he was on the dis
patch boat Premier during the San
tiago campaign and that the boat
was hailed by Captain bigsbe on the
olghb of May 27 or 28 ,
Gopher * IlnHt the Indians.
Minneapolis , Minn , , Nov. 5. Min
nesota defeated the Haskell Indiana
of Lawrence , Kan.here today by the
wore of 23 to 0. Minnesota kicked
off and from the start things looked
rather blue for the gophers , but after
4he gob the ball , Minnesota tore
through the Indian line for contlnu-
BUS gains. Owing to the snow on the
f round it was a dlnlculb task bo hold
the rushes on the team which bad
8ETH LOW CARRIES GREATER
llnportft Show Ills tilrotlnn by from no ,
000 to 400,000-Cnrrlc * With Him the
Kntlro riialon Ticket Crokor Accept *
New York , Nov. 0. Seth Low , for
mer president of Columbia univer
sity , and four years ago the citizen's '
union candldat9 for the llrst mayor
of Greater New York , was elected
today the second mayor of Greater
New York by a plurality ranging any
where from . ' ! 0,000 to 40,000 , defeating
Edward M. Shepard of Brooklyn , the
democratic nominee. The campaign
was an exciting one , and the vote ,
though somewhat less than the presi
dential election a' year ago , was the
largest ever polled In a municipal
contest in this country.
Returns also indicate the complete
triumph here of the greater New
York fusion ticket.
Edward M. Shepard made public
acknowlc Igcmcnb of his defeat to
night ab police headquarters ln
Brooklyn. He sent a telegram of con-
graulation to Mr. Low and dictated
a statement to the reporters in which
he expressed his hope that the incom
ing administration would be a suc
cessful one. His telegram read :
"W11h all sincerity 1 wish you the
utmost success in the great ollice to
which the people of Greater New
York have called you. "
At 10 o'clock Richard Crokcr , com
menting on Mr. Shepard's defeat ,
said he could not ascribe it to any
"The people wanted a change , "
said he , "and the organization bows
to the will of the people. Tammany
Inll has been in power for practically
seventeen years , and if any one par
ty were to remain in control for too
long a period , the tendency would bo
toward a perpetuation of power un
til the result would resemble a mon
archy. Tammany hall has always
profited by defeat and 1 hope will do
sj this time. "
I'lot to Miixincro ,
Manila , Nov. 9. A plot to mas-
fiicre the American garrison at Mou-
c.ula , province of Tarlac , island of
Luzon , has been revealed by the wife
of one of theconspirators.
Several of the town officials are
implicated in the murderous scheme.
The woman who revealed the plob
had a detective beneath the house in
wjiich the leaders of tile conspiracy
were meeting. Arrests followed and
many incriminating papers , wore
The plan was to sot tire after dark
to a house close to the btirracks and
in extinguishing thev flames , 150
conspirators , armed with bolos , were
to rush on the guard , capture theirJ
arms and proceed to massacre the
The commissioner today took the
oath of ofVlce as vice governor. Ho
will be acting governor during
the convalescence of Governor Tafb ,
who probably will be unableto resume -
sume his duties for some weeks to
come. The newspapers appiovc the
The Philippine commislson today
passed the treason laws , with slight
alterations. Several spoke againsb
Confident Slio Ii Alive.
Sofia , Bulgaria , Nov. G. United
States Consul General Dickinson of
Constantinople returned hcio from
Samukov today. He authorizes the
statement that he is satisfied that ,
both Miss Ellen M. Stone and her
companion , Mrs. Tsilka , arc alive
and well treated. Mr. Dickinson's
return is not due to any Interruption
in the exchange of communications
with the brigands , which are still go
lug on. I j
It has been ascertained that the
band intended to kidnap Mr1 , . House ,
a missionary at , Salonika , at the same
time as Miss Stone , but the design
Two days before Miss Stone was
abducted brigands tired live shots ab
a gendarme near Raslog. and the local
authorities knowing there were ban
dits In-the neighborhood.should have
supplied an escort.
lloxt-rt Agiiln In I'nvor.
Pekin , Nov. C. Na Tung , former ,
'boxer" leader , has been appointed
to the Chinese foreign otlico by an1
edict received today , . Ho recently
returned from Japan , where ho went
ns special envoy to apologize and ex-1
press condolences for the murder of
Sugl Yama Akira , chancellor of the
Japanese legation .at Pekin shortly
before the legations were besieged.
This appointment is considered a test
of the attitude of the Chinese minis
ters toward the restoration of the
"boxers" to imperial favpr.
I'ropoiei to ruiiluli .Mob.
Topeka , Kan. , Nov G. If evldcnct
can be obtained Attorney General ,
A. A. Goddard proposes to sea that
every member of the mob ab Alma ,
which losb week , egged the house of
Rev. J. B. Glbdon because he had
been prominent In enforcing the pro
hibition law , is prosecuted to the ful
lest extenb of the law. He also will
Insist on the city marshal of Alma1
being ousted from office ; for aiding
and abetlng the'mob. I
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CARRIES NINE OCCUPANTS OUT
OVER THE PACIFIC.
All llcnoh I-nml Cnr Drugged Through
Orore at Trees ami llnn lng Itopei
J loalljr Cnuglit nutl Secured bjr
San Francisco , Nov. 4. The nlna
occupants of the car of the balloon
which escaped from this city yester
day afternoon , returned safely to San
Francisco today. The balloon was
landed near Peseadero , fifty miles
from this city , and but a short dis
tance from the ocean It was in the
air nearly two hours and ab one time
oub at sea bub was blown back over
Those who made the Involuntary
trip were : Ed P. Dudley , aeronaut ;
A. L. Dodge , Ed Foster , Jr. , Walter
Leon , 0. P. Vlldecoq , J. F. Leonard ,
M. L. Howarth John A. M. Swift ,
Jlrs. J. P. Gunsaulus.
When bhe balloon broke its bonds It
sailed away In a southerly dlreclon.
South of Redwood City It struck an
other air current , which took it to
ward the ocean over the summit of
the coast range. Nineteen miles from
La Honda , lies Beauty Thompson's
place. Thompson was up and out
when the balloon came along and
the grappling hook slipped through
the trees nnd raked along brushy
patches of ground. By this time
much of the gas had been let oub o
the balloon and the power was weak.
The rope that held it snapped and
the captive became a runaway and
was sweeping along the ground.
When it came within Thompson's
reach , ho grasped it and bore down
with all his weight. This stopped
the flight. Soon the balloon was
brought to the ground and eight
overjoyed passengers and the aeronaut
alighted and took supper with Thomp
A. L. Dodgeone of the passengers ,
describing the trip said that the bal
loon first started toward Oakland
and after circling about for a blme
drifted southward and became , sta-
tlonnry for a short period. Then , in
response to a brcc/c. , from the cast-
ward , it sailed over the. San Mateo
hills and stood far out over the ocean.
The hearts of all the occupants of the
wicker cage were filled witli fear as
the pr ispecti of being dumped into
b ii ocean stared them in the face.
Twice , according to Dodge's story ,
the balloon dipped close to the surface
of the water , but rose again each
time to a considerable altitude.
Finally a breeze from the sea caught
bhe balloon and carried it back over
the land , and after dragging the cage
through the tops of a grove of trees ,
landed it on a hillside six miles from
" Jt was a terrible experience , "
said Dodge , "and I would not under
go the same adventure again for any
consideration. Everybody was more
or less shaky , whlli- the woman pas
senger and two or thive men wore so
sick that they sat in the bottom of
the basket throughout the trip"
Farmer Shot by Accident.
Ilastings.Neb. , Nov. 4. Will Shay ,
a well-known and well-to-do farmer ,
living cighb miles northeast of Hast
ings , was accidentally shot in the ab
domen this morning. Mr. Shay had
gone to the barn to look ' after his
horses. In the meantime the hired
man took a thirty-eight calibre rifle
and went out in the yard to shoot a
chicken for dinner The barn is on a
west side of a hill and just as Mr.
Shay came out of the building the
hired man drew a bead on a chicken
and fired The ball struck Mr. Shay
in the center of the abdomen and
made an ugly wound. Dr. Artz , of
Hastings , was summoned and he ar
rived in time to prevent sqrlous loss
of blood. Thejj.ill was not extricat
ed as it could not be located. Mr.
Shay is in a critical condition but
there are hopes of his recovery.
Hurplnri Tort urn Vletlmi.
Masslllon , O. , Nov. 4. Balscr Race ,
his wife and two sons , living near
bhis city , eaily this morning were
tortured by burglars until they gave
up over $1,000 In certificates of de
posit and $40 in money. The burglars
set fire to bhelr victim's hair and
threatened to roast them alive One
of Race's sons may not rccnver. The
burglars escaped in rigs stolen from
I.I Huiitf Clmnp Improving ,
Pekln , Nov. 4. The condition of
Li Hung Chang , who has been seri
ously ill shows Improvement.
Insurgent * Well .Supplied.
Manila , Nov. 4. Advices from Cat-
balogan.-Samar , says it is well known
that In spite of the fact that all ports
of Samar are closed supplies still
reach the Insurgents. Most of this
work Is done during the dark nights
by small boats from the Island of
Leyte. Every available gunboat la
now endeavoring to prevent this.
The capture of Lnkhan's commissary
lias proven a grrat blow to the Insur
rection as it renders future supplies
LATE FIGURES VERIFY REPUBLI
CAN GAINS IN NEBRASKA.
A Victory For Smlgwlok Funtnn Commit
tee Cnnccrti'B llollenbrrk'n Defeat Ho-
imlillrnit CaiullilntcK for Itc'Ronta Are ,
The republicans scorn to have car
ried Nebraska by n greater majority
than one year imo. The total vote
asb Is much less than last year , the
republican column showing a total
oss as well as that of the fuslonlsts ,
yet with each county vote received
.he majority of Scdgwick over Hoi-
enbei'k grows steadily , nnd the estl-
nates made by conservative calcula
tors have been subject to frequent
The republican candidates for re
gent of the university arc elected.
Their majorities may not be far
different from that gained by Judge
Returns from 4A of the WO counties
in the state give Sedgwlck10,021 ,
llollenbeck11,1)22 ) , leaving Sedgwlck
a majority over Hollenbeck of 5,002.
The result in the forty-four coun
ties received shows one-half of
Maish's majority over Svoboda last
year. Calculating on this basis Scdg-
wlck's majority should bo about
These returns do not Include Doug
las or Lancaster counties. N
rirturcil ni Hern.
Washington , D. C. , Nov.7. The
climax of the Schloy court of Inquiry
came this afternoon when'Mr. Ray-
ner , the chief counsel for Admiral
Schley , concluded a brilliant argu
ment of over thiec hours 'with a per-
critlonso eloquent and Impassioned
that all within the sound of his voice
were profoundly touched. This re
markable trial , he said , sought to
condemn the man who had brought
to a successful termination as great
a naval triumph as was ever won. In
vivid colors he painted the picture of
the Brooklyn , with Commodore Schley
on the bridge , lighting the entire
Spanish fleet until the Oregon ap
peared within the smoke ,
The thunders of the Brooklyn , mu
sic foi the oars of his countrymen , ho
said , aroused Admiral Schloy's envi
ous foes. He pictured the victorious
sailor suffering : is few have suffered
for three long years while the fires of
persecution leaped around him , and
now awaiting the hour of his vindi
cation in the verdict of the court.
"And when it comes , "he concluded ,
"he can , from the high and exalted
position that lie occupies , look down
upon his tradiieers and maligners
and with pride exclaim : 'I care not
for the venomous gossip of clubs ,
chawing rooms and cliques and the
poisoned shafts of envy and inalilcc.
1 await under the guidance of divine
Providence the verdict of posterity. "
The scene In the couit room as ho
finished with these words was thril
As Mr. Hayncr began his eulogy of
A dm hnl Schley those in the audience
many of whom were ladies , leaned
forward In their seats. The spoil of
his oratory was over them and when
ho described the admiral's gallant
deeds and the long persecution to
which ho had been subjected , many
of them broke down and wept. The
members of the court displayed evi
dences of emotion and Admiral Schley
himself was plainly moved. He sat ,
leininif back , with his hands behind
his head , and as his counsel said he
could afford to await the ver ict of
posterity two big tears rolled down
his cheeks. '
Death Claim * Him.
Pckiu , Nov. 7. Li Hung Chang is
At Ji o'clock last evening LI Hung
Chang wasstill breathing and display
ing unexpected vitality.
The burial clothes have Tilready
been put on. The cnutt yard of the
yamen is tilled with life-size paper
horses andchnhs with coolie bearers ,
which his friends aie sending , in ac
cordance with Chinese custom , to be
buried when he dies In order to car
ry his soul to heaven.
Several of the ministers of the pow
ers have called to express sympathy.
The Chinese otllcials art ! somewhat
uneasy concerning fhe effect his death
will have on the populace , and to
guard against a possible anti-foreign
demonstration the Chinese generals
have disposed of their troops about
the city in such a way as to com
mand the situation. Trouble , "how
ever , is extremely Improbable.
The wife of Karl Li and his two
sons and daughter are witli him.
They are greatly < lisUes.sed.
San Francisco , Nov. " . Eugene E.
Schmit/ , the union labor candidate
for mayor , has been elected by a
plurality of about 52.00 : Asa U. Wells ,
republican , running second and J. S.
Tobln third. Mr. Sclunltz is the
leader of the orchestra In a local the
atre and is also the secretary and
manager of a machine shop. He has
heretofore Icon known us a icpubli-
can , though he has never been pron >
inent ns a politician.
DEATH op LI HUNG CHANG DIS
TURBS THE EMPIRE.
'cml of Controlling llmicl ARM ! IMplo-
Hint Wrought Ills O\\tt Destruction
VlolrntInt rTlnw With tint's Minister
Pokln , Nov.O. A violent dispute
il'lth M. Paul Lcssar , Russian min
ster to China , over the Mauchurlan
iroaty , appears to have been the Im-
nodlate cause of the death of LI
The diplomatic- events preceding
this tragic climax have enabled Japan
lor a moment to frustrate the designs
> f Russia. A fortnight ago the Jap-
inese legation secured u reliable out-1
line of the terms of the treaty , and
thereupon demanded that the Chl-
QCSO plenipotentiaries officially lay
before them the text , basing this do
annul upon the allegation that Japan-
isc Interests were Involved In any
change of the status of Manchuria.
The Chinese plenipotentiaries re
fused to comply with the demand ,
riiorcupou the Japanese government
trom-Toklo communicated with the
louthcrn vlceroy.s and Induced them
to use their Influence with the em
press dowager against the treaty ,
lu the meantime the empress tlown-
? or Instructed LI Hiuig 'Chang to
wmmunicato the treaty , after certain
modifications , to the ministers of
the powers , and , If they did neb oh-
\ccb \ to sign bhe same.
QUITS IN YIOLKNT PASSION"
Li Hung Chang visited M. Lcssar
uul explained to him the Instruc
tions. The Russian minister strongly
objected to revealing the text of the
Ireaty to the ministers of other pow-
: rs , and a stormy Interview ensued.
'A Hung Chang went Jmme In a
riolont passion and had a hcmorr-
iage , which the doctors attribute to
, he over-exertion of a weakened sys- ,
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Whilejthesp things were happening
it Pekln , tlio southern viceroys sent
to the empress dowager a memorial
ij.ilnst ; the treaty. On receiving it
ihe telegraphed to Li Hung Chang
countermanding the order to sign.
This Instruction came after Li Hung
Chang had become unconscious.
When M. Lcssar endeavored to have
LI Hung Chang's seal affixed to the
treaty Chou Fu , provincial treasurer ,
who had arrived from Pao Ting Fu ,
had taken charge of the seals as the
temporary successor of Earl Li.
The flag of the United States lega
tion was the only one half-masted in
Felcln today. The mourners and the
family of Li Hung Chang will burn
paper offerings tomorrow , In accord-
inco with custom , for the use of his
spirit in bho other world. The street
Is hung with mourning emblems. '
All the attendants at the yamcn are1
richly attired and many of them
gaudily dressed , . Today musicians
beat drums about the house-
Li Hung Chang's estate will remain
Intiicb for the use of his oldest son ,
who will provide for the other mem-
'jers ' of the family.
ricACic or usipiuit TIIHHATKNICD
Yuan Shi Kal's successor in the
governorship of the province of
Sliang Tung is an unknown man , who
lias been holding an unimportant
though lucrative position as gialn
commissioner In one of the Inland
towns of the province. He will be
watched with the deepest solicitude ,
as bhe peace of China will largely de
pend upon his course.
Wang Wen Shoa , who Is seventy-
four years of ago , and deaf , was nev
er rated as a statesman or a diplomat
ist. Ills appointment Is probably
Telegraphic communication with
Prince Chlng was obtained yester-
flny. lln Is hsmtonlng to moot "tho
court. After consultation he will
return with Wang Wen' Shoa , who
is accompanying the court , which Is
now five days' Journey from Kal
Hopes to A roll ) Notoriety ,
Minneapolis , Minn. , Nov. 0. A. A.
Ames , mayor of Minneapolis , today
tendered Cole Younger , the notorious
bandit now out of the Minnesota
state prison on parole aftei serving
twenty-five years of a life sentence , I
a position ns captain on fho local
police force. Cole took the matter up
with his friends in St. Paul , where
he Is now engaged as clerk in a gro
cery store lie emphatically stated
that he did not wish to do anything
that would not be Just right , nor did
he want to accept any position that
would carry with It the least bib ol
I'lacn for Tliomua
Washlntgon , Nov. 0. The presi
dent has appointed Thomas Swobo ol
Nebraska , an assistant quurternmstoi
in the army with the rank of captain ,
to fill a vacancy.
Captain Swobe served In the clvl
war fiist as corporal of the Twelftl
Michigan volunteers and uftorwardi
as first lieutenant of that regiment
He also served as a captain and as
Blstant quartermaster of volunteen
during the recent war with Spain.
Y NEBRASKA NOTES
Forty families will go from Ante
lope county and settle a colony near
Devil's ' Lake.S.I ) .
Bonds to the amount of $10,000 for
a town hall will be Issued by Tokc-
An Independent company will es
tablish telephone exchanges at Auro
ra and Bromllcld.
David Hunter , of Lincoln county ,
has an Irrigated orchard of 6000
fruit trees. Form one acre h\s aolii.
$2T)0 worth of peaches this year.
A valuablo'colleutlon of Indian cur
ios has been presented the state his
torical society by J. R. Coffin , of Ge
Farmers In the neighborhood of
Bancroft , In the eastern part of the
county , report corn as yielding thirty
to thlrty-tlvo bushels an acre.
The campaign button swallowed by
the little child of Ira Fullmer , of
Beatrice , has been successfully re
moved , after several weeks of much
Mrs. ,1. S. Bartley , wife of former
Treasurer Bartley , has been removed
to the sanitarium at College View
to receive treatment for nervous pros
The pupils of the high school at
Plattsmouth are considering the ad
visability of adopting a school pin bo
bo enameled In blue and white , the
school colors , to be worn by all high
The first fall of snow of the season
at Fremont was yesterday afternoon , < l
enough to cover the landscape white.
It was rather unexpected , bub the
farmers are mostly prepared for win
ter , though much stock Is still lu
the pastures. ,
The Buffalo county bar association
held a banquet ab the Midway hotel
this evening in honor of 10. Frank
Brown , who will leave Kearney In a
I few days for N'hit on , la. , where ho
will Join Judge Gllchrlst to form a
law firm of Gtlchrlst & Brown ,
At the regular meeting of bho
school board at Fremont , tlie school
day was extended one-half hour , from
3:30 : to 4 p. m. Miss Marllla Max
well was given peimission to teach t
vocal music In one primary room un
der the direction of the superintend
ent , but ab her own expense.
Gladys , the eight-year-old daughter
of William Sheller , a farmer living
south of I'liittsmouth , fell from a
tree while playlnu In an orchard
yesterday and sustained a painful
fracture ofone > ofhor lower limbs.
When found she was unconscious and
remained In this condition for some
"Evangelistic services arc in pro
gress at the Presbyterian church at
Tecumseh and will continue until |
the close of bho week. Lasb week the }
pastor , Rcv.E. L Davics , was asslsb-
ed by Rev. Peter Birroll of Lincoln
and Rev. T. W. Leard of Nebraska
Olby. Other Presbyterian pastora
from nearby towns will asisst thla
The rain fall for August in Harvard
was 21.3 inches ; for September , ' 18.3
Inches and October 10.3 , while so far
for November about three-fourths ol
( in Inch. These rains have pub win
ter wheab and all fall grains In first
class condition for the winter , while
fall pasture was never bettor. A *
large amount of fall wheat has been
sown that promises well.
Chapter L , P. E. O. sisterhood , o1
Harvard , gave the first of their pub
lic receptions for the season at the
homo of Mr. and Mrs.Updike last
evening. The spacious residence waa
filled with P. E. O's and their guests '
and the occasion will be memorable f
as being , all things conlsdered , ' the
best of the many social functions the
sisterhood has given since its organi
Nov. 7bli being Mrs. Cody's 78th
birthday , her daughter-in-law , Mrs.
r/.T . Cody , of Elk Creek , prepared a
dinner and Invited a number of tin
oldest residents of the communltj
to come and spend the day with her.
Those present and their ages , were :
Mrs. Nancy Sheldon , 72 ; Mrs. E. E.
Dlckcrson,07 ; Mrs. Mary Tlbbets , 73 ;
Mrs. Mary Ogden , 70 ; Mrs. Deborah
Lawrence , CO ; Mrs. Jane Simmons ,
7(1 ( ; Mrs. Julia Lawrence , CO ; Joht
Dufack , 81 ; Andrew Phelcn , 80 ; Mn
Herllnza Pheleu , 75 ; Mrs. Mnrj
Cody , 78 ; Thomas Robinson , 77 ; Mra
Eliza Bribbaln,77 ; 0. 0. Brlttaln , 80 |
Mrs. Catherine Krouse , 70 ; John
Krouse , 09 ; Victor Tracy , 09 ; Mrs ,
Martha Tracy , 00 ; Mrs. Sarah Berry ,
( IS ; P. H. B utler. 71) ) , A number ol
others , sonic of them older than anj
present , were Invited but were un
able to come.
Isaac Brown , n well-to-do farmer ,
who lived one mile west of Ilonder
son. started to that village wltt
some eggs in a basket last Saturdaj
and was found lying dead near tin
elevator at that place. It Is sup
posed he died of heart failure. Tin
funeral was largely attended. lit
was n Ruslsan by birth and had lived
In that vicinity for more than twen
Work has actually begun on the At >
ktnson and Nlobrara River railroad.
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