Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, November 04, 1909, Image 2
The Guster County Republican D. M , AMSBERRY , Editor DUOKKN BOW , . NEBRASKA US TOLD II ft A BOILING DOWN OF THE NEWS OF THE DAY. HTIONEDTsllLL SPACE The Busy Header Can Absorb In a Few 'Mordents a Good Deal of Information. Foreign. Nlcholao , emperor of all the RUB- ins ; ! , made a triumphant entry into Italy. Whatever may have stirred be neath the surface the outward mani festation was a cordial and popular welcome to the head of n friendly state. At Czonstoehowa , Russian Polant during thfe night robbers entered the chapel of the Pauline convent and despoiled the Imago of the Virgin of the Robe of Its pearls , the diamond tt ; ml dud crown and many votive offer ings of jewels. The imago itself was not damaged. Lieutenant Governor James Duns- mulr of British Columbia gave his con sent to the dissolution of the British Columbia government , and an an nouncement was miide that the legis lature would he called for January 20. While the pope only recently Keemod determined not to have a con- History until 1910 , It Is now suddenly announced that one will be held about the middle of December , and another next spring. The socialists at Brussels made i\ violent attack on Spain in the cham ber of deputies with reference to the execution of Ferrer. There were cries of "down with Spain. " Deputy Vandervelde , the socialist leader , called It a frightful crime. "The Span ish ministry is a government of as sassins , " ho shouted. The competition of the Kosmos Hteanishlp line , which is subsidized by the Germany government is causing a shipping Crisis on the west coast of South America. The South American Steamship company lias asked the government for u subsidy of $250,000. The Chilean Steamship company is Helling its steamers and the minor companies engaged in similar traffic also dispose of their vessels. General. The Burlington has announced Its Intention of building an additional ex tension In Wyoming to run as far east us the Powder river and to form a con nection with the Northwestern. Mra. Theodora Benner , daughter of former United States Senator Van WyCk of Nebraska , has filed a peti tion in district court Keeking : i di vorce. Mrs. Bennor was Miss Happy Theodora Van \Vyck. She was born in Washington , though most of her life has been rasscd in Otoo county , Nebraska. J. F. Malloy has begun suit in the federal court at Sioux Falls against the Milwaukee railroad for $30.000 damages for alleged false arrest and imprisonment. The board of governors of the Amer ican Textile association has ordered all the big cotton mills of North and South Carolina to close down for a period of from fourteen to thirty days , in order to curtail the manufacture of cotton. Dr. Frederick A. Cook , who lectured at St. Paul , announced that Prof. L. L. Dyche of the University of Kansas has been definitely decided upon as one of the members of his forthcoming Mount McKinley expedition , Blown fifty feet in the air'two men were Instantly killed when a firebox on a Big Four freight engine at Sha ron , Ohio , blow out. Charles F. Murphy and the entire executive committee of Tammany at tended the funeral of Senator Patrick II. McCarren in Brooklyn. A rumor in in circulation at St. Pe tersburg to the effect that the powers have addressed a joint note to Russia with regard to Manchurian affairs. Co-operation of governors of all Btates and territories In a nation-wide campaign for safe and sane celebra tion of Independence day in every hamlet , town and city throughout the country in the object of a movement now inaugurated at Washington. Dr. Cook promises within two months to submit proofs of his dis covery of the pole. Seven persons and possibly more were killed In a wreck on the PanHandle - Handle division of the Pennsylvania railroad near Colllnsville , O. , in a collision. William II. Gallinger , 39 years old. a son of United States Senator Gal- linger of New Hampshire , died of heart failure in New York at the homo of his cousin , Mrs. Adelaide 10. Johnston. More meat is condemned as unfit for human food in the United States than in any other country. An even dozen men of standing will pass judgment on the polar con- trovcrsy. The department of commerce and labor telegraphed to Los Angeles , Cal. . iiulhority for the release on ball of Gulterrez do Lara , who was arrested as an anarchist and an alien , who en tered this country without Inspection. At midnight Juno 1C thu 15,000 electric light of the Alaska-Yukon-Pa- elfic exposition were put out , closing the World's fair of 1909. 'Labor leaders are to renew their agitation for representation in the president's cabinet. Copies of circulars Issued In north China by a body of Chinese , calling themselves the popular association of the three eastern provinces , have boon received In Japan , after having been ppread broadcast among Chinese of the lower classes. Governor Hughes will take no part IK the Now York municipal campaign. On the historic ground at Yorktown , Va. , where Lord Cornwallls sur rendered one hundred and twenty- eight years ago , patriotic Americans gathered together to celebrate the event. Enraged because his chorus girl wife preferred a life on the stage to his companionship , William H. Short of New York City shot and perhaps fatally wounded her on the west portico tico of the Union station In Wash ington. President Osborn of DCS Moines col lege announced that the gifts toward the $100,000 endowment for Des Moines college have reached $80,000. Henry Charles Lea , widely known as author , banker , scientist and pub lisher , died In Philadelphia aged -IS years. A second cardinal for the United States may be appointed at the next papal consistory. Dr. Maurice C. Stack , for thirty- three years assistant superintendent of the government hospital for the In sane died in Washington Sunday night of cancer of the throat. David Taft Robinson , aged 91 , a cousin of President Taft , died at Richweed - wood , O. He was u retired farmer. Commission men of Nebraska arc .supposed to get licenses , but only a few have done so. The state is pre paring the answer to the railroad tes timony In the rate case. . Postmaster General Hitchcock has been requested by a MIssourian to make good tiie loss of a live dollar bill which was chewed up by the Mis- sourlan's "young pup dog. " United States Senator Martin N. Johnson of North Dakota died from an attack of acute Brlght's disease. Ten men are dead , two Injured and one missing as a result of an explo sion In mine No. 10 of the Rock Island Coal Mining company at Hartshorne , Old. Old.More More than half the republic of Nica ragua is In the hands of the revolu tionists. Whether lie intends to bo a candl- date for the republican nomination for congress in the Third Nebraska district next year Is a subject on which ex-Congressman Boyd is non committal at this time. Government officials at Washington do not look upon action of Franco re garding American exports as a tariff war. war.Tho The National Paint , Oil and Varnish association wont on record favoring a parcels post. The report was adopted unanimously. A loud-mouthed man who said he wanted to kill Taft was arrested at Albuquerque , N. M. Washington. The announcement of the death of Justice Peckham , while expected , came as a shock to his associates on the bench and In official circles , and everywhere expressions of regret were heard. Justice Peckham was a democrat and before taking a seat on the bench gave considerable atten tion to politics In New York. Ho was born in Albany , N. Y. . November 8. 1838. and had been on the bench , state and fcdcual , for twenty-six years. Ho was appointed to the su preme bench by President Cleveland. Using a roll of bills as a weapon , Charles C. Glover , president of the Rlggs National bank , is charged with having attacked a depositor who called at the bank. The depositor , Kmilio Jasselll , brought suit for dam ages against Mr. Grovcr , asking $10- 000 for the bodily and mental pain lie suffered. Despite rumors , no one has yet been selected for fuo post of minister to China to succeed Charles R. Crane , whose resignation was recently ac cepted by the president. Among the many names that have been men tioned , one of the most recent is that of Judge Thomas Burke of Seattle , Wash. , but this and other reports in regard to the post wore characterized by Assistant Secretary of State Wil son as-mere speculation. Announcement was made at the navy department that Rear Admiral Gottfried Blockllnger will bo transferred - ferred to the retired list on account of old age October 23 , and that Rear Ad miral Thomas C. McLean will be re tired October 25. for the same reason. Admiral Blockingor was born In Iowa , and entered the navy in July , 1SC3. Ho reached the rank of rear admiral in October , 1908. and has had over twonty-ono years service at sea. Personal. The Right Rev.yiillam Hobnrt Hare , bishop of the Episcopal dlo- ceso of South Dakota , died at' Aber deen after a long Illness. Ho was 72 years of ago. A man who died in destitution at Hastings , Neb. , has been partly iden tified as Francis Schlatter , the healer. In a speech at New York Judge Gay- nor designated William R. Hearst as a bellowing demagogue. President Taft took a minor part In a cattle ( roundup on his brother's Texas ranch. James .1. Hill , builder of the north western empire and a powerful fac tor in the development of the north ern section of the west half of the United States , will bo the guest of Omaha during the National Corn ex position. At Carthage. Mo. , Edward Brooks a millionaire. 25 years old , attempted to murder his wife by cutting her throat while the two were out walk- Ing. Jim Jeffries sent a wireless message that ho is well and anxious to fight. Street car strikers In Omaha have determined to go on with the fight LICENSES COMMISSION MEN OF STATE ARE DELINQUENT AND LIABLE. ONLY SEVENTEEN HAVE PI A Reception by the Governor and Mrs. Shallenbcrgcr. Other Notes From the State Capital. By n law passed by the last session of the state legislature It was provid ed that any person , firm , or corpora tion wishing to carry on a commis sion business must secure a license from the pure food commissioner , payIng - Ing therefor $10 , and filing with the application certain information. At the same time such company is or dered to execute a bond for $2,000 to the county judge of tno county In which business is done which bond must be approved by the county clerk and placed on file. Though there are a good many firms in the state who carry on a com mission business , that is , buy and sell consignments of wares and merchan dise in the state , only seventeen of these have received and paid for a license. All of them arc Omaha and South Omaha firms , and have parted with their $10 under protest. It Is not known whether they have executed a bond each , as that duty falls without the scope of the food department. The law attaches a penalty for those who conduct such a business without tak ing out a license under bond , From the wording of the law there is no other authority to compel obedience than that of. the county attorney. He would probably bo governed by com plaints. Reception by the Governor. A reception by oGvornor Shallenber- ger and Mr < 3. Shallcnberger will be one of the features of the Nebraska State Teachers' association. The event will take place at the executive mansion on the evening of November 5 ; from 4 to 0 o'clock. The reception line will bo composed of Governor Shallchbergcr , Mayor and Mrs. Love , President W. A. Selleck of the Com mercial club , and Mrs. Selleck , Presi dent A. L. Caviness of the association and Mrs. Caviness , State Superintend ent E. C. Bishop and Mrs Bishop and Chancellor and Mrs. Avery. The re ception Is extended to the teachers by the governor and the city. Telephones Go to Depots , i The Burlington has notified the Railway commission that It has or will install telephones in depots in several communities where It believes they are needed. It also states In the communication that the Bartos act in unconstitutional and it is not In com pliance Avith that law that the tele phones arc being installed. The Bar tos act provides that railroads must furnish telephones in their depots. Juror Gets Full Time. The county of Douglas must pay L. D. Spauldlng for serving as a juror for three weeks or twenty-one days , Sundays oxccpted. The county com missioners of Douglas county docked Mr. Spauldlng when lie handed in his bill for twenty-one days because they held court did not meet on Saturday and for that reason the juror was not entitled to pay for those Saturdays. The court held , however , that a juror is entitled to pay for the time for which ho was summoned , Sundays excepted - cepted , unless excused. Johnson Gets i-iis Daughter. ' The supreme court has decided J. A. Johnson should retain possession' of his daughter , under 14 years of age , whom Seth Terry and others have at tempted to get away from Johnson. The county court of Gage county Is sued a writ of habeas corpus for the return of Ellle .lohncon to that county from Douglas , county , where she lived. The court has decided that this Is be yond the jurisdiction of the county court. Johnson went into district court to preserve hln rights , but upon the admission of the litigation in county court the higher court dis missed Iiis case. Trophy from Arizona. Miss Loach , brand clerk In the ofllco of the secretary of'state , received the skin of a full grown rattlesnake some llvo feet long , with twelve rattles and a button attached , sent to her by her brother In Arizona. The brother had killed the reptile In his front' yard by chopping Its head off with a. short- handled hoe. The skin is nicely tanned and will bo used in the future as a decoration for the \\all3 of the office of the scretary. Although a reward of $1,500 has been offered for their apprehension , no trace has l n found of the iob- bers who rectluly wrecked the bank at Manley. Detectlvey arc at work on the case , but the chances of finding thu robbers seem rather small. Druggist Gets New Trial. Nicholas McCabo. who runs A drug store at North Platte and who was convicted on four counts of selling liquor , secures a now trial because the supreme court holds that where the lower court permits the introduc tion of a county judge's search war rant as Independent evidence it will bo hold In error when the complain ant charges the defendant with hiv ing sold liquor personally and the defendant - fondant Is not n witness at the trial to face his accusers. The case will again be tried. MARKING OF BALLOT. Some Questions That Need to Go Passed Upon. Inquiries have been addressed to the secretary of state regarding the marking of the ballot In the coming election , and the secretary Is waiting for the attorney general to pass on the question before making a statement. One party desired to know for whom a vote would count if a voter should make a cross In the circle at the head of the ballot and then vote for one candidate for judge on an other ticket. Without having given the matter any study the legal department of the state said off baud It would appear that the party after whose name the mark was made would receive the vole and the candidates on the other ticket for the same office would not receive the vote. For instance , if a democrat should make a cross in the democratic circle at the head of the ballot and then vote for one of the candidates on the republican ticket for judge , it is the belief of the legal department that the vote would count for the one repub lican candidate for judge and for all the candidates on the democratic ticket except the three judges. Or the election board might throw out the ballot entirely , though It would be an Injustice to the candidate after whose name a cross has been made , but no more so than to two of the judicial candidates on the other ticket , for each person Is entitled to vote for three candidates for judge. Homesteaders Ask Help. The Sackctt law for the removal ot derelict officials may be brought into use to remove from office some coun ty commissioners who have failed to clean roads along section lines In the west end of the state. Governor Shallcnberger received a letter for help from a homesteader out in the hills near Dalton in the weat end of Nebraska. The writer , Mrs. L. G. Slmer , says lands owners have fenced in the land along the section fines and in going a distance of two miles she had to open five gates. She wrote that in-going to town it was necessary for her to take her three children , the eldest of whom Is four years of age. These , she had to leave In the buggy while she gets out and opens and closes the gates. She Is in constant fear of a runaway , to say nothing of the fact that she has ruined several skirts getting In and out of the vehicle. Wh9ii she complained to the land owners , she wrote , she was told that If she ever left the gates open they would be fastened with wires and she would be forced to stay In the hills and never get to town at all. Homesteaders , she wrote the gover nor , are trying to develop western Ne braska and they are undergoing all the hardships of pioneers and she believes they are entitled to the help of the officials to the end that life may be madeas bright us possible. Others , she said , wore In the same fix as she is and she is writing for them all , asking for relief from the minorities. In answer to the letter , the governor wrote that he would render all possible help. ( Odd Fellows Elect Officers. The grand lodge , independent Order af Odd Fellows , selected Lincoln for Its next meeting place. The lodge alected the following officers : Grand Master , C. J. Kelly , Deputy Grand Master , Paul Story ; Grand Warden , W. G. Vosburg ; Grand Secretary , I. P. Sago ; Grand Treasurer , F. P. Bryant ; CJraml Representative , R. H. Miller. No Count Till November 15. Word was received from Judge T. C. Munger that the petit jury for the federal court to be held in Lincoln will not be called before November 15. Un- till that date there will be no motions lieard and no cases up in either the circuit or district court for the Lin join division. Wallace Gels a Vacation. . Dr. Charles W. Wallace , who re cently discovered important docu ments relating to the life of Shakes peare , was granted a year's leave of absence by Chancellor Avery of the , State university. Dr. Wallace will re turn to London to continue his investi gations. Commission Men Hang Back. The law requiring commission mer chants to register their names with the secretary of state and give a bond after paying a license fee of $10 is evidently pretty much of a dead let ter. Up to tills time only seventeen iiave taken out the licenses and of : hese live are grain merchants. Every 3110 paid his money under protect. Brief in Occupation Tax Case. Judge Sullivan and his fellow coun sel have filed In llio supreme court a jrlef in support of their contention : hat the occupation tax enacted by the ate legislature is not constitutional. Soldier Under Arrest. James Miller was arrested by Chief \falone and is held on the charge of Inserting from Hie army. Pictures iii-l papers found in Ills pockets indi- . alt' that his true name is James 1'- linyery , who Is accused of the murder ) f William Walsh at Mollnc , 111. Test for Corporations , Secretary of State Junkln has pc lared an affidavit for the signature of lioso corporations , which their officers Malm are not organized for profit and .herofore do not come under the pro visions of the occupation tax law. The iC'davlt ' is to set out the capital stock if the corporation ; how it Is invested ; lie statement under oath that it was lot organized for profit. These who ilgu the affidavit will have their cor- locations stricken from the list , which lovornor Slmllenborgor will cancej icxt November. KILLING OF ITO WILL BE FULLY INVESTIGATED. SEOUL THE SCENE OF HATCHING Nine Supposed Accomplices of As sassin Arrested Posthumous Honors to Be Paid the Elder Statesman. Toklo. The body of Prince Ho , the murdered elder statesman of Japan , will be taken aboard the Japanese warship , Iwato , at Dlaren and will be brought to Japan , accompanied by a full suite , representing the entire nation. The body lay Wednesday in a hotel at Dalren , the coffin covered by a simple white pall. Guards sur rounded the hotel and only the prince's personal staff was admitted. Through out the day telegrams poured into Toklo from every country of the world. Before the official announce ment of Prince Ito's death , dilllculty was encountered , which was of a purely technical nature , in securing acknowledgement of the stateman's actual demise. This was obviated later , when the death was officially announced , an ordinance beng simul taneously Issued and antedated , be stowing usual honors , one of them be ing advanced from the junior to the first grade in the court rank. Those closer to the throne say that the emperor Is deeply affected by the assassination of the prince. He has asked for every detail , and apparently is unable to understand why the innr- der was committed , in view of the evident popularity of Prince Ito. But when informed of all the facts , so far as they have been learned here , the emperor ordered that there must be no change in the policy toward Korea. 'The ' emperor of Korea has cabled his sympathy to the emperor of Ja pan , as well as to Princess Ito at Olso. The assassin probably will bo tried at Dairen. Nine alleged accom plices have been arested , and it la believed that the investigation will show that the plot was hatched at Seoul. The Japanest authorities arc determined to unearth the source , be cause the assassination of Prince Ito is believed to have ben planned by the same persons who planned the murder of Durham White Stevenu , the former diplomatic adviser to the Ko rean government at San Francisco in 1908. The newspaners hero comment on the escape of one of the associates of the murderer of Mr. Stevens. The leading statesmen of Japan , who have been interviewed on the subject , assert that the death of Prince Ito will not affect the avowed policies at home and abroad. While Prince Ito was powerful and popular , the general policy of the Japanese government today Is not dictated by the elder statesmen , but by the active politicians , who are determined to fol low peaceful development. Faith in Dry Farms. Billngs , Mont. In spite of the fact that the railroads Interested In the northwest , as well as practically every land agent In the northwest and mid dle west , who is interested in dry farming , wanting the name changed , the dry farming congress , by a vote of 372 to 118 decided to let it stand. The railroads and land agents declared the term "dry farming" a misnomer and a deteriment to the movement. The farmers themselves , who had the votes objected to making the name more attractive. These officers were elect ed : President F. W. Mondell , Wyom ing. First American vice president Frank ( ' . Bowman , Idaho. Foreign vice presidents George Ilarcourt , Alberta. Canada ; Senor Lauro Viado. Mexico ; Laszto Coyer , Hungary ; Dr. Theodore Kryshtofo- vitch , Russia. The executive committee includes Ora Williams. Iowa ; Mlley Bunnell , Minnesota ; D. Clem Deavcr , Nebras ka ; J. W. Worst , North Dakota. Billings is entertaining the largest crowd in its history. The fight for the next congress is still on , with Spokane and Colorado Springs chief contenders. Police in Running Battle. Indianapolis , I ml. Two men caught attempting to rob a house were shot l > y Bicycle Policemen .Mullen and Steward Wednesday afternoon in a desperate running battle. One of the men , who is probably fatally wounded. Is Mike Foley. The other , shot in the leg and the arm , gave his name as Samuel Cardwell , Chicago. The policemen were called by neighbors , who found Cardwell and Folej ransacking a house. When the policemen arrived the robbers were in the street , and at once opened fire. Mullen stopped his bicycle so quickly that lie was thrown to the ground. Ljing there he returned the fire and Steward also began firing. The rob- icrs , after emptying their revolvers , an. the policemen after thorn. Mul- in followed Foley Into the shed. The man had been shot through the lungs , iiid was writhing in agony , hut he lad reloaded his revolver and ho shot 'nil at Mullen as he entered the doon Mullen struck the man on the head with his mace , and ho fell back sense- ess. Albany , N. Y. The funeral of Jus- ice Rufus Peckham of the United States supreme court was held Wed- lesday afternoon from St. Peter's Episcopal church , Rov. W. W. Batter- shall officiating. The honorary pall- tearers included Chief Justice Mel ville W. Fuller and associate justices of the United States supreme court ; 'hlof Judge Cullen and associate udges of the court of appeals ; former . 'hief Judges Alton B. Parker and 'harles Andrews of the same court , former United States Circuit Judge William J. Wallace and several prom- neat Albany citizens. NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES. Items of Interest Taken From Hero A and There Over the State. / Franklin's new opera house has been opened for buoineas. Mrs. Alexander Hunter accidentally shot herself with a rifle at their home near Murray , the ball entering between two ribs on the left side. Her ' case Is serious. Nebraska City Is suffering from a cement famine and many of the large contractors have boon compelled to 5ny all of their help off on that ac count. Mrs. Frank B. Spear of Diller was instantly killed two miles north of Pickrell , being thrown from an auto mobile. She struck on her head , breaking her neck. John M. Phipps , who claims to bo over 98 years of age , was In Nebraska City , enroute to Farragut , Iowa , on a visit with his son. He has been mak ing his home with daughter In Richardson county. James Hartshorn of Havelock , 100 , I years old , died last week at his home . , I He was born in England August 4 ' ' 1809. Until a few months ago lie was W In perfect health and then began to fall , though his deatli was unexpected. The general store of Wilson & Ost- bloom at Marquette was entered by burglars and quite an amount of goods. Including cutlery , silverware and other valuables taken. The safe was not molested. While crossing Rose creek bridge , in the soutlieajt corner of Thayer county , M. M. Bass , who was running a threshing machine over the high way without first planking the bridge lost his life. The engine went down and Bass' neck was broken by the fall. fall.The The York county corn contest prom ises to be one of the big events and commences November 23 and ending November 28. No business house or building could be secured that was large enough to hold the displays and an effort will be made to secure the court house. The 1 CO-acre farm of L. W. Colby of Gage county sold to John Connor of Hamburg , la. , for $32,000 , or $200 per acre. The land Is finely improved and has been used for several years as a dairy farm. This price is the highest paid for land in that part of . the state. \ The Fremont Stock Yards company j is having a big run of sheep at its * x feed yards in South Fremont this seav son , more shippers slopping off to * \ feed there than for some seasons. One day the books showed 10,500 in the yards for feed , which is about the average so far this season. In the great collection at the Na tional Corn show in Omaha will be- eecn why of the seven billion five hundred million dollars worth of plant and animal products , produced by the United States each year , more than M one billjon dollars worth of this sum Jr can be credited to agricultural ' Ecience. Reproduction is truly the r basis of wealth. By the explosion of a gasoline stove on which he was cooking his dinner , Charles W. Goldsberry , 50 years of age , of Lincoln , was so severely burned that his recovery is very doubtful. J. E. Kelby , on behalf of the Bur lington , challenged the constitution ality of the Barton act , passed by the last legislature. This measure pro vides for telephone service in depots and express offices. He filed a brief i with the railway commission , asserting - ' ing that the scope of the act was broader than its title. The site for the tuberculosis sani tarium has been chosen by the state hoard , which lias been in session at Broken Bow and the institution will be located about two and a half miles from that town. The city had agreed to donate 1CU acres , but the board thought this entirely too small , and decided that it would need at least 1,000 acres. This will be secured. The work of surveying the Nomaha fiver teritory through Johnson county for the proposed drainage ditch was ? ommenced by the government en gineering and surveying force , last week. The crew includes three sur veyors and four helpers and the work was commenced on tno county line , northwest of Sterling. It is not known liow long it will take the men to com plete the work. A double tragedy , accepted by the authorities as a murder and a suicide , was disclosed when a farmer four miles from Clay Center found the lead bodies of Leroy Foster and Miss Inez Cox in a buggy near the roadway adjoining his farm. Apparently they Imd been dead a number of hours. Uoth were shot in the region of the licart , and near the man lay a re volver. It Is presumed he killed the Slrl , then himself. Anton Horalik was arrested at Cen- : ral City on the charge of stealing a ; eam of hordes from Robert J. Griffin , i farmer living near North Bend. He .valved preliminary examination In lustico court at Fremont , and was bound over to the district court. She- iff Bauman took him directly to the : onrt room , where ho pleaed guilty md was sentenced to two years In : he penitentiary , less than twelve lours after his arrest. One of the worst prairie fires of the season raged about three hours about , wo miles east of Dickinson destroy- ng everything in its path. The lire , vas started by a westbound passenger \ rain on Hie Burlington. After working from i o'clock until 'V " 5:30 : in the morning in'an effort to > reak open the strong box of the Man- ey state bank , robbers gave up in lisg'ist and departed , taking prec.xu- ions , however , to leave no clues be- iliul as to their Identity. The bank , vas tobbed October 29 , 1908 , and the abhors secured between ? 2,000 and 13,000.