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ALMOST A BOOM.
EX-CANDIDATE BRYAN'S OWN
Cotters from Kclltora In Ali Farta or
Nebraska Attest the tlrndaally Im
proving Conditions and Growth of
Builnei * and Contentment of Farmers.
( Washington Letter. )
That genuine prosperity has struck
Mr. Bryan's own state even without
the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver is quite apparent from the follow
ing letters which have been received
i from time to time during the past
] month by the literary bureau of the
Republican national committee from
editors In Nebraska :
Wymore , Neb. . Aug. 6,1897.
Business is improving. The fruit
and small grain crop In Nebraska was
good. The state Is well supplied with
hogs , sheep and cattle , and the greatest
earn crop in the history of the state
is assured. Prices are fifty per cent
"better than last year at this time and
are getting better every day. Rail
roads and factories of all kinds are
hiring new men every week and jiros-
perity is here to stay. J. M. Burnham ,
Madison , Neb. , Aug. 3 , 1897.
Our section is purely agricultural
• but there is a general feeling that tiimes
are improving and money easier than
in many months. There has been
shipped from this station within the.
past 60 days $75,000 worth of cattle
besides a large number of hogs and
a great amount of grain. Our old
creamery , after lying idle for four
years , has been remodeled and is mak
ing 300 pounds of butter per day and
another one near here will be in oper-
i ation soon. Even our most calamitous
! Pops are beginning to see an improve
ment. Carl T. Seely , Editor Chron-
Ponca , Neb. , July 24 , 1897.
Our city is putting in an extension
of waterworks equal to 30 per cent of
the present works , a telephone line has
' , / | just been completed to communicate
I . with Sioux City ; the Milwaukee rail-
. ' a road is talking of putting in a bridge
| at a cost of S4A0.000. There is an ap-
l parent ground swell that everybody
| i feels and money is more freely offered
! for investment. B. W. Wood , Editor
Culbertson , Neb. , July 24 , 1897.
, Business is improving in this section
! of the country very much. Of course
the Pops have control of Nebraska but
they cannot last long where there are
good crops , so that we will get rid of
( most of them in time. There is more
money in circulation now than for four
years ; everybody at work here. Any
one who wants to can see improvement
all over the country. The Culbertson
roller mills and elevators are being re
fitted and will start soon. Robt. J.
j Cole , Editor Era.
Nelson , Neb. , July 23,1897.
Notwithstanding the continuous wail
j of our Popocratic friends there is a
| growing spirit of confidence here. The
proprietor of our brick-making concern -
! . cern reports larger business in 1897
than in all of 1894 and 1895. A large
portion of our 189G crop is still here
to be marketed and the good cro of
1897.r coupled with good prices make
prosperity and activity certain. F. A.
Scherzinger , Editor Gazette.
Weeping Water , Neb. , July 25 , 1897.
This is a farming and stock feeding
community and our only other indus
try is that of stone quarrying. When
' Harrison was president as high as 300
men were employed but for. three and
a half years during the Cleveland ad
ministration the industry was idle.
| Work has now been resumed with
prospects for good business this fall.
There is plenty of work in the coun
try and few able bodied men who want
work are idle. Merchants say business
is considerably improved. J. K. Keith-
ley , Eidtor Republican.
Wilber , Neb. , July 29 , 1897.
Within the past three months a large
steam flouring mill which had been
idle for some time , has commenced
operations again. At Crete , 10 miles
away , a bank has been incorporated by
local capitalists with a capital of
$50,000 , and all over the county much
building is being done. J. A. Wild ,
Neligh , Neb. , July 20 , 1897.
Improvement is seen in increased
cash sales of merchants , general emI -
ployment of labor and better collec
tions than one year ago. Heavy ship
I ments of produce are being made
weekly. Outside , of the Populist's
ranks , the- feeling is hopeful. E. T.
Best , Editor Leader.
Ainsworth , Neb. , July 22 , 1897.
Business of all kinds is improving
rapidly. Merchants are purchasing
more goods and selling almost double
the amount sold at corresponding
times in the past two years. The Ex
celsior Lumber and Milling company
"has doubled its force in the past two
months. Manufacturing is not much
of an. industry here but the general
better feeling has reached us without
doubt. J. O. "Berkley , Editor Star-
Blue Springs , Neb. , July 20 , 1897.
Taking stock and grain and averag
ing them with the prices received last
year and the two years prior shows
that the farmers are receiving 33 1-3
per cent more for their products. J.
H. Casebeer , Editor Sentinel.
Gothenburg , Neb. , July 22 , 1897.
' " All men who desire employment ar *
now occupied at reasonable wages.
j' About 5,000 acres of land in a nearly
I- . raw state was broken up this spring
h furnishing employment for a good
I. number of men. W. C. Becker , Editor
1 . Grand Island , Neb. , Aug. 2 , 1897.
There is a general improvement in
business and employment. The IT. P.
- * railroad shops have increased their i
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forces. There is much Improvement of
property In this place and vicinity ,
more building than for three years
past. This one city would perhaps be
a small item but the same condition
is reported all over the state. Editor
Sidney , Neb. , Aug. 1 , 1897.
The busiuess of the IT. P. railroad at
this point has increased so that the
number of men employed has been
nearly doubled , and the force is larger
than at any time at this season for
the past eight or ten years. Our busi
ness men all feel hopeful. Chas. Calla
han , Editor Telegraph.
Stuart , Neb. , Aug. 2 , 1897.
We have no manufactures at this
place. Eastern capital , however , is
being used in putting up a creamery
here and no one is idle ; all hands are
well employed and there are calls for
more than can be supplied. J. M.
Sturdevant , Editor Ledger.
McCook , Neb. , Aug. 3 , 1897.
This is exclusively a stock raising
and farming section. Depending upon
crops and having good ones this year ,
everybody is consequently happy pros
perity is with us. F. N. Kinnell , Edi
Greeley , .Neb. , July 20,1897.
Farmers have not seen any better
circumstances for a long series of
years. Sales have brought more cash
and crop prospects were never better.
W. B. Morgan , Editor Leader , Ind.
. . .GEORGE H. WILLIAMS. . . ,
The crash came in 1893 , when for a
time the great industries of the United
States came to a dead standstill. We
should probably have recovered in a
few months or a year but for politics.
The Journal , New York.
This is a wonderful admission for a
Democratic paper to make. It is true
that "the great industries of the
United States came to a dead stand
still" in 1893. It is also true that "we
should probably have recovered with
in a few months or a year but for poli
tics" "the politics" of the Democratic
party , "politics" that insisted upon
compelling the great industries of the
United States to come "to a dead
standstill" by promoting "the great
industries" of Europe. Had it not
been for these Democratic "politics"
there would have been no check to our
prosperity of 1892 , no subsequent
crash , and no need for a recovery.
The New Sign.
( McKinlcy tariff , there were quite a
number of Americans in Liverpool who
acted as agents for American import
ers of Welsh tin plate , Liverpool being
the chief port of export. Since we
have been making our own tin plate ,
all of these agents have returned home
with the exception of one who is ex
pected back this month to take charge
of a tin-plate factory in Pennsylvania.
This will practically conclude the
American trade in foreign tin plate and
practically complete the acquisition of
the American market by the Ameri
can tin-plate industry which was es
tablished under the McKinlcy protect *
ive tariff of 1890.
A RELIC OF FREE TRADE.
New York Still Feels the ElTecttt ot
Mr. Editor : Kindly pass around the
folllowing extract taken from the
New York World of August 13 :
A Summer of Suffering.
From day to day the World has been
telling of cases of starvation in this
city. There is another index of it
the line in front of Fleischmann's
bakery , just below Grace church , on
Broadway. Every night at midnight
the proprietor gives the bread left
from yesterday's baking to all who
Three hours earlier the hungry line
begins to Torni. These poor wretches
are willing to wait for hours to get
their food five minutes earlier. Some
nights the line is two blocks long.
"I never saw it so long before , " sain
the policeman on the beat , "and this
is summer , too , when the tramps are
gone. The people here are all deserv
In the bakery it was said the line
had never been so long in the summer
as this year.
It would be well to reproduce the
World's picture of the "Hundreds of
hungry men" who "gather nightly at
Fleischmann's bakery on Broadway , to
receive the remnants of the previous
day's baking of bread that is given
away ; " and also to reproduce the portrait
trait of the young man , Frank Kanapa ,
who died from starvation in Bellevue
hospital , after losing several positions
and then seeking employment which
he could not find.
It is to be sincerely hoped that the
World will continue to give publicity
to the unfortunate fact that Prof. Wil
son's tariff law , which the World ad
vocated , succeeded in transferring so
many opportunities for work from this
country to Europe , that it left our
; people in misery never before experi-
If the World will continue to give
the facts , until the people recover from
the blight of the Wilson tariff law ,
fewer people will be deceived when
the World begins again to curse pro
tection and bless the un-American ,
biigbUng principles of the free trade.
EDWIN A. HARTSHORN.
: V WAITING FOR FREE BREAD
Reproduced from the New York World , August 13 , 1897.
British Tin Plato Excluded.
Before the tin-plate Industry was
established in the United States by the
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How Sheffield Is ' 'Strangled. "
At one , time our trade dealings with
the United States formed the key-note
of Sheffield commerce. That is so no
longer. By successive turns of the
tariff screw one Sheffield trade after
another has been strangled , until the
condition of affairs is sharply sum
marized in the words , given elsewhere ,
of a gentleman whose firm for many
years did a large and valuable business
with the states. Things have now
come to such a pass in that market , he
informed our representative yesterday ,
that "it was hardly worth while cal
culating upon as a means of profit. "
Sheffield ( Eng. ) Telegram.
We can sympathize with Sheffield.
There was a time , under the McKinley
protective tariff , when trade dealings
in American goods "formed the key
note" of American commerce. That
"key-note" got sadly out of tune just
as soon as we were threatened with the
Democratic free trade policy. There
has been a sad lack of harmony here
ever since , because the "key-note" of
our commerce was pitched to suit the
clamorous voices of our foreign friends
at Sheffield and elsewhere in Europe.
But turn about is fair play , especially
as it should be our privilege to legis
late for our own interests. Sheffield
knows very well that , while her manufacturers -
' facturers were supplying us with Shef
field cutlery , the American market
"was hardly worth calculating upon as
a means of profit" to the American
manufacturers of cutlery.
* Their Favorable Balance.
The fifteen countries from which
hints of dissatisfaction with our tariff
have come have sold us in the past
decade $4,843,943,523 worth of goods
and bouglit from us only $3,059,220,782
worth , a balance in their favor of $1 , -
784,722,841. It is scarcely probable un
der these circumstances that they rr
going to take any steps which will em
barrass or complicate commercial
relations so advantageous to them.
Clinton ( Iowa ) Herald.
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TUEN OUT THE POPS.
SENATOR THURSTON SAYS. IT
CAN BE DONE.
Kepubllcans Should Stand Together and
Kedeem the Statu From Misrule
What Animate * the l'opocratlc
i'arty What Brought About
Prosperity In Nebraska.
Thornton on the Situation.
On the occasion of the republican
convention at Lincoln , Senator Thurs
ton made quite a lengthy address , but
not until now has there been found
room to give some extracts therefrom.
In part , the senator said :
Our state government is in the
hands of the opposition. Some of the
republican officials have proven un
faithful to their public trusts , and
have brought suspicion and discredit
upon the party * . It will require united
action by all the republican forces of
Nebraska to redeem the state. It can
be done. If we stand together we can
grandly win this year , next year , and
for many years to come. So far as I
am concerned , so far as my friends are
concerned , there will be no factional
ism , no division , no frvoritism. So far
as I am concerned the only test of re
publican qualification will be loyalty
and devotion to republican principles
and to republican tickets. All 7 ask is
that the wishes of the rank and file of
the rcpublicoii party n.ay find full and
free expression in eery convention
and in every legislature controlled by
a republican majority.
• * * a & & & a
After election the. opposition said
'Where is your general prosperity1
All through the special session of con
gress they sneered and taunted us and
said 'Where is prosperity * ' . ' " The other
day prosperity came came quickly at
the bidding of the republican party
and now they say providence brought
it and not the republican party * . Did
yon ever stop to think that providence
never gave prosperity to the country
save during a republican administra
Last November one Mexican dollar
bought one bushel of wheat. Today
one bushel of wheat buys two and one-
half Mexican dollars. I am not rejoic
ing at the decline of silver. I believe
the lG-to-1-or-bust party killed silver
by insisting on holding it to an artifi
cial place it could not sustain.
Prosperity- has come to Nebraska.
Did you ever stop to consider that the
combined products will make .Nebraska
the first agricultural state in the
union ? They would have you believe
you are the victims of a gr.eat conspir
acy , a conspiracj * to increase the circu
lation of gold among farmers. Free
silver coinage will never again be an
issue. The Ki-to-l-or-bust people
killed it off.
The etex'nal spirit of discontent , the
spirit of lawlessness , the spirit of ha
tred and enmity and distrust , the spirit
of communism and of anarchy is the
animating spirit of the popocratic party *
in the United States. The republican
party * has taught men to love one an
other as the only key to success. I had
rather suffer eternal defeat with aparty-
that teaches hope than share victory
with a party of discontent.
The people are satisfied that the re
publican party keeps its promises. Last
fall it promised a tariff. Before five
months it kept its promise. Some , say
it is a tariff for trusts and for syndi
cates. I am satisfied it Avill enhance
the chances of capital in business , but
while it is doing that it will spread its
benificent influence to the people.
Wouldn't you rather have a tariff that
will open manufactories of this coun
try rather than those of foreign coun
tries ? They once said as you lower
the tariff to other nations they will
trade with us. It was tried and failed.
They said one of our troubles was not
enough money to do our business.
Great God ! It did not take rnuelnnon-
ey to do what little business we had.
Today it Avill take millions to move out
crops , but you don't hear any cry of not
enough money to do it.
What will the other side do now ?
Everv argument of theirs has been ex- •
ploded. every statement denied by
events. I know they are fertile in ex
planation , pleasant in address , and can
state more propositions than any other
set of men. I know they can saj * that
certain men have betrayed trusts , but
history shows that where one dollar
was taken by republican office holders
one hundred dollars have been taken
by other parties. History shows fif
teen democratic defaulters to one re
publican. When it is discovered that
an official has broken his trust , say. as
Grant said. "Let no guilty * man es
Kerrards of Industry.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat : Among
familiar assertions is one that the poor
are growing poorer. It is heard most
frequently in times of business depres
sion. When the real data of the case
are taken in hand it is found that the
poor arc not growing poorer , but de
cidedly the reverse. No better evi
dence is available than that contained
in the last five national censuses , nor
is any one better qualified to search
otit their meaning than Carroll B.
Wright , United States commissioner of
labor statistics. In an article on the
comparative condition of the poor in
this country. Mr. Wright clearly dem
onstrates that their earning capacity
and their comforts have greatly in
creased within fifty * years. His deduc
tions of the official censns is that "the
rich are growing richer , many more
than formerly are growing rich , and
the poor are growing better off. " The
calamity demagogues will scorn the
most of this statement , but it rests on
the best mathematical proof , and will
be accepted by all except those who
prefer the guesswork of a wild talker
to the dispassionate tables of the cen
Whenever the stereotyped com
plaint is heard that the poor are grow
ing poorer , it is in order to demand
the proof. A generalty is no answer.
The most careful analysis of the cen
sns reports shows that the workers of
this country command larger and not
smaller rewards and that average
wages have nearly doubled since 1805.
with prices of commodities moving
downward. It would not be easy to
arrest the gradual rise in wages , for it
is manifest throughout the -world ,
though not to the same extent as in
the United States. No right-minded
person wishes to see it arrested. But
it is strange that the facts in the case
arc so distorted by those who call
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I themselves labor lenders. Not one of
I them ever goes to the census reports
for his arguments , though that is the
highest authority as a reflex of the
industries of the people.
The Campaign In Xebrankn.
Milwaukee Sentinel : The election is
to bo made a test of the relative
strength of the three parties republi
can , national democrats and silver dem
ocrats. Each of these parties Las a
particular object. The republicans feel
confident of demonstrating that they
have regained the upper hand and are
anxious to establish the "fact. Becuu&o
Nebraska is the home state of W. J.
Bryan , the presidential candidate of
the silver party' they regard it as of
particular importance to obtain a de
cisive victory. The silver democrats
fo * the same reason propose to get out
all the votes they can , while the na
tional democrats entertain the hope of
showing a large increase of strength
that will bring them forward as the
leaders of the democracy again.
This test campaign in Nebraska is
expected to be of utility in indicating
the present political sentiment of the
pqople of Nebraska. According to re
publican authority , the free silver
party is badly demoralized. The re
publican campaign will be conducted
on the theory that the free silver delu
sion is a thing of the past. The free
silver issue will be ignored or ridi
culed. Mr. Bryan and his followers
are expected to do their utmost to
maintain their position in spite of the
discouraging effect that the prosperity
with which Nebraska is blessed this
year is likely to have on their cause.
The national democrats are entering
the campaigir for the purpose of per
suading some of the deserters to the
free xilver folly to return to their form
er allegiance. Speakers of national
reputation have been secured by all
three parties , and the result , it is ex
pected , will determine the status of the
silver question as a political issue. The
republicans and national democrats of
Nebraska and of other states as well
believe that the grave is yawning fo1 *
the reception of this issue and expect
to begin the process of burying it with
this fall's campaign.
York Times : In their platform the
populists denounce the republican
party for electing a defaulter as mayor
of Omaha. So far as we can learn Mr.
Moores has never been convicted of
any crime and claims to be able to show
that the county owes him instead of
being himself indebted to the county.
However that may be the municipal af
fairs of Omaha are hardly a proper
issue for a state campaign. I Jut if our
populist friends are going into the busi
ness of denouncing local defaulters
they might mention the populist dis
trict clerk of Lancaster county , who is
a defaulter to almost the full amount
of the fees collected by him. They
slioula not forget the defaulting popu
list county treasurers of Custer , Har
lan , and Gosper counties , the latter of
whom burned up the court house and
fled the country. Out of IkiK a dozen
or so township treasurers elected by
the populists in York county * , four at
least arc defaulters. While our popu
list brethren arc diving into municipal
affairs it might not be out of place for
them to express their opinion of these
several defaulters , and many others
not here enumerated.
The Hated Money I'ower.
Minneapolis Journal : The Nebraska
silveritcs of all kinds are again togeth
er in convention. It is a pretty badly
demoralized crowd. They haven't any
thing in particular to complain about
now , but must fall back on the general
calamity howl about "the money po/-
er. " What this "money power" is has
been very well set out recently by Will
iam Cornwall of liuffalo in his Sound
Money Monographs , " ' in which he
shows that the money power in this
couutry consists of 4S7" > , ( )00 ) people , !
avIio have § 1,810,597,000 in the savings
banks , an average of S'VTl each ; 1,500 , -
000 people who have § 1 , ' :10,83S,000 : in ;
state banks and trust companies , an I
everage of 900 each ; 1,0'J9,000 people I '
who have 51,701.053,000 in national , '
banks , 1,721.000 of whom have less than
51,000 each to his credit ; also 1,800,000 ;
persons who have S500.000 in building ' j
and loan associations , an average of j
82S0 each. These arc the people at
whose hands the populistic hatred of
accumulated wealth is clumsily di
Republicans Can Carry Nehraska.
Globe-Democrat : We are told that
in their canvass this year the Nebraska
pops are going to make the campaign
of their lives. Nothing short of this
will give them anv chance to win.
Bryan , Teller , Tillman , Altgeld ,
Weaver and other chiefs of the silver
party * are , it is said , to stump the state.
The Bryanites know that if their lead
er's state forsakes them , their career
as a party' is ended , and they will make
a desperate attempt to hold their own.
The chances , as they see thera , are
overwhelmingly against them. Last
year their lead in Nebraska was only
13,000 , while the many millions of dollars
lars of extra money that are going into
that state's farmer ' s pockets this year
on account of the increased wheat and
corn product and the increased prices
will turn thousands of votes to the re
publicans. If the republicans take in
telligent advantage of their opportu
nities they will carry Nebraska by a
Lost the Charm.
Burlington ( Iowa ) Hawkeye. The
silver fetich has lost its charm and its
scare and its champion , who posed as
an enemy of corporations , has been
found guilty of accepting their favors.
Truly , there has been a great change
in the influence that impelled the voters
of Nebraska last year and we look for
a marked change in the balloting this
year. We reason from cause to effect ,
and so reasoning , we conclude that a
great political battle is to be fought in
Nebraska in which sound money and
common sense will prevail. To make
the victory complete it is desirable that
the job lot of political gorillas who
joined forces at Lincoln shall have a
regular Phil Sheridan matinee and be
"whipped out of their boots. " '
Ought to lie Happy.
Cleveland Leader : Democratic tariff
reform plunged the country into mis
ery and idleness. Protection is putting
the people to work and making them
happy and contented. If nature is
helping the republicans in the grand
work of restoring prosperity , then the
republicans and everybody else ought
to be supremely happy ,
I THE NEBRASKAN WON. Jl
A Mndirton Cmtntr Knrmer Clip * tit * / Tfl
Cluwn of the Chleugo Tiger. jtfMlti fl
I'Ved ' Lewis
Chicago dispatch : ,
youiij farmer froriniourNorfolk , Nob. ,
has clipped the claw * of the Chicago y *
tiger. He stopped in this city on hi / 4
I way east to be married. While seeing *
the town he wasrob , > ed ot $100 , lcav- *
I ing him just $3 to make the trip to hi *
liancee 's home and claim her us his
bride. He made a desperate resolution -
tion to lift himself out of his difilculty.
With the remaining S. . ho decided to
go against the Chicago tiger. If ho
won lie would proceed east and bo
married. If he lost he would commit
After two nights and a day utG'eorgo
llankms * , fi Plymouth place , he quit a <
winner by $1,700. Then ho got seine
needed sleep and went on his way re-
It was on Friday morning last that
voting Lewis arrived in Chicago. Ho
had a few hours to spare on his way to
the eastern city and took a stroll H
through the "levee' ' district. It was
the same old story , lie was enticed
into a house on Clark street and before H
he knew it was robbed of the 6100. H
He made an effort to recover tlio | H
stolen money , but was unsuccessful. H
He thought of his sweetheart and was H
nearly crazed by his loss and hi" > inability - „ , H
ability to reach the woman he loved. H
With S5 in his pockets he wandered H
about the streets , and early Kriday B
evening found himself in front of f
Nankins' gambling honse. There ho
was accosted by a • 'capper , " who told I
him that all games were running up I
stairs , lie entered the place , resolved v
to win or lose iiis remaining$5 and ) I
then kill himself. He walked tip to -
the place where a nurnl > cr of men were I
playing craps , and placed a dollar on I
the line. He won once , twice and I
three times. Then with a wreclcless I
abandon he began to play for big *
stakes. . I
Manager Hartou , thinking lie had a I
man with plenty of money , considerately - / I
ately removed the limit and allowed I
the stranger to make his bets as largo 4 M
as he pleased , fortune favored the ll
countryman and he continued to win. / 1
All Friday night , all day Saturday f *
and Saturday night until l o'clock
Sunday morning Lewis stood at the'
crap table. At one time ho was a /
winner to the extent of S' .ViOO. Then j
his luck turned and at 4 o ' clock Sun- j
day morning his winnings only I
amounted to § 1,700. The dice were |
running against him and his physical , I
endurance had reached the limit. I
Almost dead for want of sleep , and ' ' I
unable longer to continue the game , 1
he pocketed his 31,700 and quit. I
Before leaving the house Lewis invited - I
vited Manager Barton to join him in I
a bottle of wine. Then he confided to I
the manager his hard luck story. He I
told him how he iiad entered the house I
with but S5 , and tiic manager , thinking - I
ing he had a "suekenr" had staked the I
entire bank roll of the house against I
an insignificant $5. ,
Sunday Lewis took a Lake Shora *
train for the east to wed his fiancee. " M
ile was the happiest man in the world ; * m
out refused to give the name of the
own where his prospective bride re- I
Preparing for Irrlgatlonlut * . H
The National Irrigation congress , '
which meets in Lincoln September 2S , B
29 and 30 , bids fair to have the largest fl
attendance of any meeting of its kind H
ever held. Over 4,000 sealed invitations - H
tions have been sent out by Secretary " * • " " |
Harpham of the local executive com- M
mittce and A. G. Wolfenbarger , president - H
dent of the Nebraska Irrigation asso- M
ciation. Numerous letters arc being | H
received from people who expect to at- M
tend. The state irrigation will meet M
in fifth annual session at the same M
time. Considerable interest Ls tnani- M
fested in the contemplated visit of M
Booth-Tucker , the American commander - | H
er of the Salvation army , whose topic M
will be "Salvation Army Colonization. M
of Arid Lands. " W. J Bryan has also M
promised to be present and talk on M
matters pertaining to irrigation. The 1
local executive committee is at work H
on a corn exhibit and is in correspond- H
; ence with farmers and ditchmen in M
t the irrigated districts who have prom- H
) ised to send in samples of products. H
Among those who will take part in the M
session and contribute papers are Br. H
Clarke Gapen of Chicago , George II. H
Maxwell of California , ( ' . C. Wright. H
author of tiie California : -et which has H
been largely copied in the formation J |
of the Nebraska statute pertaining to. H
irrigation : Elwood Mead , state engineer - H
neer of Wyoming , and Hon. Binger H
Herman , commissioner of the general H
land office. H
Assaults a Young ftlrl On a Farm. |
.luuiata dispatcii : Miss Emma Scho- / |
field , a 17-year-old girl living with her ' H
parents on a farm three miles west of H
here , was most brutally assaulted by a H
well-dressed stranger at 10 clock this H
morning. Miss Schoiield was alone in H
the house doing work about the kiteh- H
en when a respectable-looking man appeared - . , H
peared at the door and asked for something - * | |
thing to eat. While the girl was busy / H
preparing him a lunch he apparently H
realized that she was the only person H
about the premises and without warning - * H
ing grabbed her and tore off her cloth- * H
ing. The girl began to scream , but H
was threatened with her lift- , having M
the point of a dagger thrust against. H
her breast. The ' |
man eventually e- > -
caped and up to a late hour had not | |
been captured. A man answering' his. |
description was seen in .Juniata this. H
morning and a posse has been organ- H
i/.ed and i.s in hot pursuit , if h is cap- . H
tared it is not unlikely he will bo- * H
The governor has recchvd the ivrg - H
nation of State Senator John M. ( K- H
borne of Pawnee City , who r pivsrn. ! d H
thf First senatorial district ii the la t j H
session of the . H
legislature. The ; vsi r-
nation i- , caused by the candidacy of H
Senator Osborne for county trjasur.-i- H
of his county. H
If present indications arc to Ik * rv- - ] |
lied on New England will be at the B *
Trans-Mississippi exposition iu force.
Thomas Stokes , who was a-mointed | H
commercial agent for that divisiou of H
the country , has been making a dilli- -t H
gent canvass , and finds that the senti- * f H
ment among the manufacturers , of the.4f H
section is decidedly in favor of exhibit- ' H
ing at Omaha. Mr. Stokes writes that. H
he expects to soon forward to the department - |
partment of exhibits the applications S
for space of 111 iirms. lie says that ha H
is in negotiation with manv more anil H
is confident that every part of his section -
tion will be represented by a fine dis- mm
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