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McCOOK , - : - : - NEBRASKA
Lightning killed twenty steers on
the Stewart ranch In Logan county.
Burglars entered the house of W.
.T. Warbritton at Ashland and stole
$40 worth of jewelry.
Columbus' school board has pur
chased ground nnd will put up a $25-
000 educational building.
Applications for $7,500 worth of the
new government bonds have been
made by residents of Hoslcina.
George Blackwell , colored , of Oma
ha , during a quarrel with his wife on
the Fourth of July , Avas fatally shot
by the latter.
D. N. Syford of Lancaster county ,
nt largo , has harvested ten acres of
urkey red wheat thnt he Is confident
will yield forty-Jive bushels to the
Albert Gripskey , who murdered
Postmaster Glenn at Hildreth , was ad
judged insane by the Board o In-
fanlty. He has been taken to the
The bootlegging case cf H. W. Mon
roe and Charles Ellis , Avhieh has oc
cupied the attention of the county
court at Tekamah for several days ,
terminated in the binding over of
both of the defendants to the district
court under bonds of $300 each.
J. M. Snyder and wife of Loup City
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of
their marriage the other day and four
generations were present. The re
markable feature Avas that not one of
the families in these four generations
have suffered a single loss by death.
Thre are some pretty big grain fields
In the vicinity of Gothenburg. W. P.
Black has in 900 acres of small grain ;
H. L. Williams , 700 acres ; J. W. Hiles ,
one section ; Avhile 100 more farmers
jidjacent to the city have from 100
acres to 320 in small grain , which
promises an immense yield.
Harvest is on in earnest in John
son county , says a Tecumseh dispatch ,
and there never Avas a time Avhen men
Avere so scarce. There Is a great de
mand for harvesters andj any man
Avho can shock Avheat and desires
Avork in the field. The wages paid
generally is ? 1.50 per day and board.
Mortgage record of Hitchcock county
for the month of June is : Farm mort
gages filed , none ; farm mortgages re
leased. 7 , $3,834 ; chattel mortgages
nied , 24 , 511,209.20 ; chattel mortgager-
released , 2 , $338.50. The chattel mort
gages filed for June were for the pur
pose of paying for -tAvine and bindeis
to take cafe of the wheat crop.
Edward Fanning , a trainp 20 years
old , whose home is at Kenesaw , Wis. .
while hurrying across the railroad
tracks to catch an eastbound irain ,
Avas struck by a switch engine. His
right arm was cut off , the skin and
the coat holding the injured member
in place. A physician amputated it
aboAre the elbow.
Excessive heat and high winds ,
says a Trenton dispatch , have dani-
nged spring wheat and oats at least
one-half , other crops have been dam
aged but little. Corn is making a
oplendid growth , alfalfa is in the
stack , rye mostly in the shock and a
good crop , fall wheat has been injured
but little and is ready for harvest.
Same time ago J. C. Hood was bit-
tan by a dog belonging to Dr. C. P.
y&\l of Beatrice and he has filed a
bill with the city for $500 damages.
He claims that the city authorities had
been notified seA'eral times that the
dog in question was dangerous and
that failing to have the animal killed
the city became liable for damages.
Hay McClure , who owns one of the
finest ranches in southern Holt , went
to O'Neill on business and on seeing
Holt county's bravo boys in camp
ready to go to the front , became so in
fected with the prevailing Avar spirit
that he sent his team home , with a
message to the boys on the ranch to
look after matters , Avith certain other
instructions , as he was going to fight
for his country.
About twenty more men Have enlist
ed in the Second regiment , says the
Lincoln Journal , but did not leaA'e
yesterday as expected. Many of the
boys wanted to take in Avhat may be
their last circus and Lieutenant Hart-
igan was not disposed to deny them
the happiness. Then , too , he hoped
to have more men by morning so as
not to divide the recruits into too
many small snuads.
For some time the cltlzsns of the
vicinity of Table Rock haA'e been pes
tered by petty thievings , and last
week a man named McKinney , who
had previously borne a good reputa
tion , was arested , charged with steal
ing four crates of eggs and a sixty-
pound ferkin of butter from a car on
the city track. Part of the goods were
found secreted in his barn and when
he was brought before the court he
pleaded guilty , restored the goods and
Avas glAen a nominal fine.
Edwani D. Larson or Hubbard. Neb. ,
says an Omaha dispatch , lest his sav
ings , amounting to $105 , yesterday at
the hands of two confidence men. They
first met him on Sixteenth street and
under the guise of an old friend whom
Larson had forgotten accompanied
him to South Omaha to see the packIng -
Ing houses. At a saloon in that citv
Larson was involved in a game of
dice and through the medium of a second
end shark his money disappeared. Lar
son and a detective visited every pa-
loon In South Omaha later , but the
A-ictim Avas unable to locate the one
where the occurrence took place.
Bishop Scanncll of Omaha has noti
fied the trustees of the Ravenna Cath
olic church that when they haA'e ra'sed
iho sum of S1.400 and invested that
sum in. a suitable residence property j
for a priest be will see to it that a |
resident priest is sent there.
The board of directors of Tluisnelda
lodge Ko. 12 , Sons of Herman , a Ger
man fraiernal order of Columbus ,
vore instructed at the last meeting
to vJiivrliase United States Avar bcnos
with tb srnwlus money In the treas
ury The biJiks of that city have no
trouble t.i fH th < * bands , and say
thev mostly go in $500 lots , but have
de come sales of $2,000. |
Surf Pounds the Shattered Hulks
of Cervera's ' Ships ,
OVER 100 BODIES RECOVERED ,
Many Icar. Arc Still lu The Mass of
Twisted Iron Between the Iron "Walls
The Huge Gruvo on the Beach Marked
hy a Wooden Cross.
OFF SANTIAGO r > u CtutA. July 8. The
vessels which composed Admiral Cer-
vera's squadronconverted into wrecked
charnel houses , are littering the Cuban
coast. The scenes of desolation , ruin ,
horror and death are beyond words.
At the entrance of the harbor of San
tiago de Cuba lies the Rolna Mercedes ,
sunk at midnight , July : > . Westward ,
five miles from the harbor , i.s a torpedo
boat destroyer , stuck fast in the rocks ,
close inshore , and battered by the surf.
Rocks jutting out of the water in front
of Avhere she lies hide her hull from
view. Her davits and the top of her
conning tower alone mark her resting
Visible from the sea a few miles
further , in an inlet embraced by two
mighty arms of black rocks that ex
tend half a mile into the sea , are the
bones of the twin cruisers Jiifanta
Maria Teresa and Almiraute Oqucndo ,
a week ago the pride of the Danish
Beyond lies the Vizcaya , a mass of
ruins , and forty-two miles away from
Santiago de Cuba the Cristobal Colon
lies helpless on her side , Avitli her
smokestacks under water.
The Infanta Maria Teresa and the
Almirante Orjucndo stand upright ,
stuck fast on the rocky shoals. All
that is left of them is their outer hulls ,
the heavy armor defying total annihil
ation. Inside of them the Avork of de
struction is complete. Their boilers ,
engines , bunkers and magazines have
been blown into unrecognisable
masses of twisted , melted iron. Ex
ploded shells , burned rifles and re-
A-olvers. pieces of yellow brass work
and gold and silver coin , melted by
the intense heat , are strewn all over
the once proud armored cruisers. The
protected decks only stand in places.
Jn those steel collins are the man
gled bodies of hundreds of sailors.
Buzzards are hovering over the wrecks.
On the beach flocks of vultures sit
waiting for the sea to give up its dead.
Attention has been given to the bur
ial of the dead of the enemy and over
100 bodies taken from the ships or
washed ashore have been buried in the
beach by Rear Admiral Sampson's or
Those Avliich now remain are cither
almost totally consumed by ilre or lie
in the depths of the sea. The buried
dead lie unnumbered and unnamed in
a huge pit dug in the sandy beach
where the vessels Avent ashore. A rude
Avooden cress from the Avreekage alone
marks the grave.
SHAFTEITS TOTAL LOSS ,
In Two Day's Fighting Two Officer * and
SOS KnUsted 3IeiiVore Killed.
" \YASMIXGTOX. July 10. The War de
partment received two dispatches from
General Shafter to-day , as follows :
PLA.YA i > i-r. ERTE , July 0. Complete
report received to-day of loss on Jul v
1 and 2.
Killed , two officers. 20S enlisted men.
Wounded , SI officers. 1.12.'I enlisted
men. Missing , 79 enlisted men. The
reports giA'ing the names of the killed
and wounded are being rapidly pre
pared , and it is hoped to get them oft'
The second dispatch read : Cable op
erators were permitted to go in yester
day morning. The English cable Avas
in working order and some of the op
erators Avere in the city. General
Toral wanted these there as they were
Hie principal men. This cable has not
been cut and the men sent in haA'e not
taken it up again. English cable has
been working all the time through to
MAY SEIZE AN ISLAND ,
Germany's Emperor Said to Have Hh Eye
on a Coaling : Station In Philippines.
Niw YOKK , July 10. The London
correspondent of the New York Even
ing Test sends the following :
A decision already has been arrived
at in Berlin to occupy one of the Phil
ippine islands as a coaling station in
the far East , which the kaiser said re
cently is vital to Germany's position as
a great power.
Further decision as to exactly \vhich
island shall be occupied and the exact
day of the occupation awaits Prince
Henry's arrival at Manila , whither he
is now bound , but at most it will be
only a question of weeks.
Arizona's Governor to Lead a Regiment.
PHOENIX , Ariz. , July 10. Governor
McCord has announced that he has re-
eeiA'ed indefinite leave of absence from
his duties as the executive of Arizona
and Avill take command as colonel of
the regiment of infantry now being
recruited in the four territories.
No Signs of Leaving Camp.
CIIICICAMACGA , Ga. , July 10. At
Camp Thomas to-day the regular
weekly inspections arc conducted in
all regimental camps and a , general
cleaning up is taking place as usual ,
and in none of the camps is the pros
pect of an early move allowed to in
terfere with it.
T.'io Quarantine Plant Uurned.
Momr.K. Ala. , July 10. The quaran
tine station at Mobile bay burned early
yesterday , including fumigating ma-
chincrj' , wharf , etc.
DEATH IN AJj/HSSOURI / STORM ,
Thirteen People Killed nt Slculvillo by
CuiiA , Mo. . July 10. A courier from
Stcclville , the county seat of Craw
ford county , brought the terrible news
that the town had almost been wiped
out by a water spout early yesterday
morning1. The bodies of thirteen of
the victims have already been rceov-
i cred. The dead arc :
Mrs. Lou Tucker and babe. St. Louis.
Daughter of Charles Abrahams , St
Mrs. John Woods and two children.
Mrs. .Tames Tail' and three chiluve : ) .
Mrs. William Lesoueh. Steelville.
Luther Slouch , Steelville.
Negro , unknown. Midland.
As soon as the news was received a
relief party started for the stricken
town. The town was in ruins. Few
buildings were left standing , and
groans of anguish were heard on all
sides as searchers sought for loved ones
among the debris. The waterspout
occurred outside the town , but swelled
Yadkiu creek , which came down in a
mighty and destructive Hood , sweeping
all before it. L'p to last evening thir
teen bodies had been recovered , but it
is thought more have perished.
Steelville was a town of 1.000 inhab
itants , situated on the Salem branch
of the 'Frisco railroad , and is the
county seat of Crawford county. All
the wires are tlown and no communi
cation can be had except by courier.
OUTRAGES BY CUBANS.
.Spanish Soldiers 3lasKacred anil the Toirn
of JU Caney Sacked.
BKKOKK SAXTfAGO. .Filly S. One
secret of the determination of the
Spanish soldiery in Santiago to light to
death was the belief which prevailed
generally among' them that prisoners
taken by the Americans would be put
to the sword.
It is known that , after the fall of Ei
Canoy , on July 1. the Spanish soldiers
who escaped along the foothills
marched directly into General Garcia's
men. posted to the north of Santiago.
They fought desperately , but were
shown no mercy by the Cubans , and
were mr.eheted to the last man. Gen
eral Dclrine , who was in command ,
was brutally mutilated. The knowl
edge of the massacre found its way
into Santiago and prompted the Span
ish resolution to die rather than sur
After tin- fall of El Caney. the Cu
bans sacked the town. Information
of the two outrages was promptly sent
to General Shafter. who issued orders
that any Cuban found rifling the
bodies of the dead or wounded Span
iards would be promptly dealt with.
To prevent the possibility of Cubans
plundering Santiago when it capit
ulates , it has been decided to forbid
the Cubans entering the town.
Lieutenant Brooke says that during
the assault upon Santiago , .1.000,000
rounds of ammunition were used. Of
course , thousands of pounds were lost ,
and it can safely be assumed that fully
3.000 shots Avero wasted to everyone
that fairly found the mark.
MURDER WAS DONE ,
Terrible Stories of J.a llourgosne Sur
vivors Yoiisouf Used a .Stiletto.
NKwYoitic , July 10. A heavy train
arrived at the Grand Central station
last night. In the coaches of this
train Avere Hi I surviA-or.s of the wreck
of the French line steamer I.a Bour-
From the testimony of three persons.
Otto Zeiser , of New York ; William A.
Chard , of Baltimore , and Charles
Libra , chief cook of the Stafford hotel.
Philadelphia , it appears that the
fourth engineer of La Bourgogne , who
Avas saved , acted in the most brutal
manner toward the passengers. The
three men agree in the statement that ,
after the collision , when everyone Avas
surrounding the boats , the engineer
said : "Damn the passengers. Let them
save themselves. We save ourselves
first. ' ' He also said that if he had a
revolver he would shoot the passen
The men spoke in great praise of
the captain. That officer did not
think that the collision Avas serious ,
and informed those of the saloon pas
sengers who inquired that there was
no danger. This i.s thought to be one
reason that none out of the seventy-
live first class passengers was saved.
On the voyage Libra became ac
quainted Avith Yousouf , the Avrestler ,
who was a passenger. After the col
lision , Libra says he saw Yousouf
struggling in a crowd of drowning
passengers , beating them oft' with a
stiletto and shoving them aside and
trying to reach a boat. Ho failed ,
however , and went down.
MAHER BESTS GODDARD.
Irishman Defeats the AVclsInnaii at Ills
NKW YOKK , July ID. Peter Maher
defeated Joe Goddard in eight rounds
last night at the Lenox Ath-
lectic club. They had been scheduled
to light twentj'-tiA'e rounds Avith five
ounce gloves. Goddard had defeated
Maher on two previous occasions and
Avas the favorite among the sporting
element previous to the fight.
To Sue K.xprcs * Companies.
KANSAS CITAMo. . , July 10. At the
instance of the Kansas City transpor
tation bureau. Major William Warner ,
United States district attorney , Avill
bring suit to compel express companies
to accept shipments Avithout payment
by the shipper of the revenue tax.
Plenty of Coal for I > e\vcy.
Niw Y'ORK , July 10 It Avas learned
to-day that 40,000 tons of coal are now
on the way to the Philippines , where
it will be transferred to the bunkers
of Admiral Dewey's ships.
Spain Has Made No Open Effort to
End the War ,
SHE SEEMS TO BE FRIENDLESS ,
.Stories of German , Russian or Itrltlsh
Intervention Arc Denied Uladrld
Wants a Land Victory First to Atone
J"or Her Itccunt Xav.il Defeats.
LOXDOX , July 10. Although peace
rumors are more numerous and there
is a general feeling- that Spain may at
any moment suj for peace , nothing
definite upon the .subject is known in
competent quarters. Both the officials
of the United States embassy and the
British foreign office say the situation
is the same as yesterday.
WASHINGTON , July 10. The belief
that a peace movement will be inaug
urated continue. ? strong , but the
dc-iinitc announcement i.s made that
j no such movement has taken forma
tion thus far.
The state department authoritalive-
hf stated to-day that no peace over
tures , direct or indirect , oilicial or un
official , had been , submitted to this
government. At the same time similar
.statements came froai authorized
sources at the British. French , German
and other embassies and legations. Tt
is stated broadly in these oilicial quar
ters that whatever may be the hope or
expectation of .Spain toward peace the
matter thus far is conlincd entirely to
the other side of the water and has
taken no form either before the author
ities here , or before the foreign repre
sentatives of these powers , Avliich
Avoulcl be most likely to speak in the
event of a peace movement.
MAI > III > . July 1 ( . According to the
ncAvspapers here tlse .Spanish minister
ior foreign affair * . Duke Almovovar de
It in. has declared that no European
power is disposed to intervene in be
half of peace unless the belligerents
make a request to that effect.
The ministers are divided in their
opinions as to the advisability of im
mediate negotiations for peace. The
war parly is inclined to adopt the
view of Marshal Martinet. Campos , who
considers that the army must first , by
n noble victory , wine out the defeat of
the navy. The paac-e party urges di
rect negotiations with the United
.States , rather than through powers
whose selfishness has allowed Spain
to be crushed by a strong enemy , and
Avho may no\v intrigue for harder con
ditions , desiring to profit by her dis-
The Liberal says the Spanish cabi
net is considering the question of
signing a ten days" armistice in order
to facilitate the peace negotiations.
Senor Sagasta , however , declared
after the cabinet meeting that the ru
mors of an armistice -.vere without
foundation , adding that the government -
ment is only discussing the means of
prosecuting the war.
It is rumored here that the Spanish
government has received a dispatch
from Captain General Blanco , announc
ing that Itcar Admiral Sampson hns
sent him a telegraphic dispatch , sum
moning the Spanish commander to
order the evacuation of Cuba within
forty-eight hours , and announcing
that otherwise the Americans will
bombard all the forts in Cuba.
ANOTHER STEAMER LOST ,
The Passenger * of an Atlantic Coast Ves
sel Rescued Vnuu Koat < ; and Kafts.
XK\V YOKK , July 10. The Clyde line
steamer Delaware , from New York to
Charleston and Jacksoirville , was aban
doned oft' Barncgat , N. J , at 10:30
o'clock last night , the steamer at the
time being on lire. The passengers
and crew left the burning' A'essel in
boats and on life rafts. There were
seventy persons in all and they Avere
rescued by members of the Cedar Creek
life saving station with the aid of the
crew of the fishing smack S. P. Miller.
All the passengers were transferred to
the steam yacht Ocean King. The
captain and twelve of the crew of the
steamer Avere landed at Barnegat , pre
sumably to look af ler the ship.
The tugboat Ocean King arrived at
Xew York this morning Avith the pas
sengers and part of the crew of the
DehiAvaro on board. The Delaware
was built in Philadelphia in 1SSO. She
has three decks and i.s 251 feet long ,
; ; T feet beam and IV feet deep. Her
register is 4.297 net tons and 1,016
Kent to lie Promoted Also.
WASHINGTON , July 10. A dispatch
was received last night from Major
General Shafter , in which he strongly
recommended Brigadier General Kent
for promotion to the rank of major
gener.il. General Shafter stated in his
dispatch that the reason General
Kent's name Avas not sent in for pro
motion with the names of other gen
eral officers was due to the fact that
the commanding general was gather
ing data relative to the conduct of
General Kent in the engagements be
fore Santiago. It is understood that
President McKiuley Avill promote Gen
eral Kent to the rank of major gen
eral between sessions of Congress.
WASHINGTON" , July 10. A telegram
has been received at the Navy depart
ment from Bilbao , Spain , signed by a
member of the family of Vice Admiral
Vilhimil , second in command of Cer-
A'era's squadron , asking whether he
was alive or dead. Soon after the in
quiry arrived the copy o Cervcra's
dispatch to Blanco , telling of his de
feat and Villauul's death was received.
The XaA-y department immediately tel
egraphed the news to Bilbao.
Familiarity with danger is apt to
breed contempt for it.
HOW CONGRESS ADJOURNED ,
Stormy Scenes ! u the- Homo Followed by
a Patriotic Demonstration.
WASHINGTON' , July 10. The end of
this session of Congress in the House
was marked b- two notable incidents.
One was sensationally partisan , well
nigh resulting in personal conflicts on
the floor of the 1 louse , over a question
of veracity , in which the Me was passed
between Cnnnon and Ball , and the lat
ter daring the former "to come out
side. * ' Members interfered and no
blood was shed. The other Aas nota
bly patriotic , and swept nvruy all
signs of the former.
In the former Mr. IIa3' . Republican ,
of New York ; Mr. Handy , Democrat ; ,
of Delaware : Mr. Cannon. Republican ,
of Illinois , and Mr. Hall. Democrat , of
Texas , were the principal participants.
In the latter , all members joined ,
irrespective of party ulliliations.
After the rather stormy session of
two hours , the House , when adjourn
ment was announced , joined in cheers
for the President and war heroes and
the singing of patriotic .songs , making
perhaps the mo t notable ending to a
session since the civil Avar.
The only measure of importance
passed \vas a bill to reimburse states
for expense incurreJl in aiding the
organization of the volunteer army.
The scene was a marked transition
from the many partisan demonstra
tions which had been witnessed such a
short time before. Democrats and
Republicans were now singing in ac
cord a national anthem. When the
song ceased , some member proposed
three cheers for the nation's President
and the roar of sound that followed
came from a united House.
"The North , South , East and West ,
a united country , " was proposed , and
then , in turn , came the heroes of the
war , Dewc-y , Schley , Hobson , Samp
son , and finally former Representative
General Joseph Wheeler , who is now
clinging , though ill , to his command in
front of Santiago , was named , and the
hall rebounded with cheers of thrilling
strength. Then the singingproceeded. .
had brought , in riOO small American
flag's and every member was no\v wav
ing one , "The Star Spungled Banner' '
Avas sung while flags Avaved and the gal
leries cheered. Later followed "Yankee
Doodle' ' and "Dixie. " ' the latter , per
haps , for the first time in the House
by members. Cheers for the speaker
The patriotic demonstration contin
ued a half hour , and then the members
began leaving , saying1 farewell to col
leagues. "Home. Sweet Home" and
"Auld Lang Sj-an'1 supplanted the
patriotic airs , and impressed more
.strongly upon the hearers that anotner
session was ended.
Clerk -McDowell , when the singing
ceased , mounted the clerk's stand and
announced that Mr. Allen of Missis
sippi had opened a recruiting office in
the ways and means committee room ,
and a few minutes later Mr. Allen
( popularly known as "Private John" )
arose and said : ' 'The congressional
rough riders will report to me in the
committee room and enlist for Cuba. ' '
The announcement was suggestive of
his speech , delivered a number of days
ago , in which he proposed that a com
pany of congressmen be recruited.
BRITISH CONSULS QUIT CUBA ,
England's Kcj > resentatives at Havana
Arri\-e at Kingston.
KIXGSIOK. Jamaica. JulylO. The
British cruiser Talbot , which left
Havana on Tuesday. July . " . arrived at
Tort Koyal yesterday Avith twenty-
three passengei-s , among them Sir
Alexander Gollan , British consul gen
eral at Havana , and Mr. Higgins of the
British consulate there , both on leave ,
winch i.s given as the only explanation
of their departure. Mr. Jerome has
been left in charge of British affairs in
Mr. Higgins said : "The city of Ha
vana is quiet and there are no new
complications. The well-to-do inhab
itants are subsisting tolerably , but the
poor are dying of starvation in the
streets. There are many sights of ter
rible misery. The barracks are filled
Avith starving Avomen. The soldiers
are fairly well fed. General Pamlo
has been sending troops into the in
terior , it is said , en route to Santiago ,
but I do not see how they \vill get
there. The blockade is maintained
and vessels are frequently turned
back. Everybody is anxious for the
conclusion of the war , though the sol
diers Avish to fight and all the officials
are resolute. There is no flour in Ha
vana and no meat , while hams are
scarce. ' '
" \Vatsoii flakes Them Kervons.
MADRID , July 10. La Corresponden-
cia de Espaiia , says there is a feeling
of alarm due to 'the belief that the
United States warships Oregon , Texas
and NCAV York are now on their Avay
to Spain , and that precautions arc be"-
ing taken at all the seaports to avoid
To Tre.it Cerx-cra Kindly.
x. July 10. The
incnt has not yet determined how to
dispose of Admiral Cervera. A feeling
of the highest admiration prevails here
at the gallantry displayed by the old
Avarrior and the noble spirit exhibited
by him under misfortune. The dispo
sition is to trcat'-him with as great lib
erality as conditions will permit.
Uathcr AVet In St. Loui * .
ST. Lons. Mo. , July 10. All records
were broken in St. Louis and vicinity
by the heavy rainfall of yesterday ami
last night. Reports from all sections
of the city indicate that the damage
done by'this great body of water
mounts' up into the hundreds of
I'luvcii Lishtcrs r.cxt.
WASHINGTON' . July 10. The war de
partment was advised last night that
during a severe storm oil the coast of
Cuba elevjn lighter.s en route to San
tiago in tow of tugs were swamped
nnd lost. So far as known , no lives
A Week that Was Dry and Hot Throughout
the Entire State ,
WINDS ROUGH ON GRAIN.
Taken as a Whole , the Outlook Is
couriiglnc Corn Doing Well nnd
Many Fields arc Now
The first four days of the week were
hot , dry and windy , says the last Ne
braska crop bulletin. The last three , .
days Avere cool , with showers Friday-
night and Saturday. The weak as a
Avhole has been Avarmer than normal ,
the average daily temperature excess
ranging from 1 degree to 2 degrees.
The daily maximum temperature gen
erally exceeded 30 decrees on four
days , and at a few places tue weekly
maximum exceeded 100 degrees.
The rainfall has been below the nor
mal in most counties. It has excseded
an inch only in a few western and
northern counties , and has been less
than one-half inch in most south-
astern and northwestern counties.
The hot , Avindy weather curing the
first of the week "ffected small crain
unfavorably. Spring wheat was dam
aged in the southwestern counties , and
the yield of Avheat was probably re
duced slightly in many counties. Oats
continue in good condition. The win
ter wheat harvest is general in the-
central counties , and nearly complet
ed in the extreme southeastern conn-
tic1 ? .
Corn has made a rapid growth in
all parts of the state , but is still small
er than usual at this season of the-
year. The cultivation cf corn has matU-
good progress , and the fields are ger-
erallv clear of weeds. Many fields
liaA'e been laid by.
Butler Some Avheat cut , crop in
jured bv wheat scab ; corn growing
Avill , but still a Aveek or ten days lat .
Clay Some wheat anil rye harvest
ed ; oats look well : corn growing fast ;
JFiilmcro Wheat beirr harvested ,
the crop is but slightly damaged ant ?
Avill * ivera'j:3 : well ; corn and potatoes
Gage Wheat mostly cut and in tl
shock : oonsederable wheat scabs in
some fields and none in other fields ;
corn doins finely.
Hamilton Some wheat and rye bs-
ing cut , berry plump and jrooti ; rorit
growing very fast , some being laid by.
Stanton Oats and wheat very tal ?
and stand fairly well ; grass very good ;
corn beins laid by.
Thurston All crops makiner gco < ?
growth ; prospects for good apple crop ;
potatoes doing well , but acreage small.
Boyd Rye harvest commenced : th
wheat heading out finely ; corn being-
laid by ; pastures excellent ; hay abun
Holt Rya well filled , some ready to-
cut ; Avheat and oats excellent : corn
cultivation has made rapid orosiess.
Adams Rye in shock ; corn not so
laree as u = u' > l rt this time of year.
Blaine This h"s been a corn week ;
grain and sartlens need rain.
Dundy Very liot. but crops have-
not suffered much : wheat , cats ? .n < T
corn doing AveJl : wild grass exception
ally good. f
Franklin Small grain injured sonr >
by warm , dry vealher and wind : corn
lookitig fine : rye being harvested amf
is a heavv cron.
WESTERN .AXO NORTHWESTERN.
Box Butte Small grain damaged by
hot winds ; good rain Friday.
Brown Oats , bariey and Avheat an *
heading well ; rye turning- .
Cherry Corn doing well ; wheat * -
mct safe , other small grain good.
Cheyenne Corn growing fast : tor ? /
urv for grain : range grass good.
niel Very dry ; wheat and oats
Keith Gccd rain Friday checked
hot wind ? , and everything all right
Kimball Week favomble for a-T
crops : somp parts need rain.
Logan Coi n growing rapidly : w'ae n
and oats neeil rain * rve turning.
Boone Wheat looks very well : oaiv
nul potatoes good ; corn rather snial * .
but some laid by ; pastures fine.
Buffalo Spring wheat and oats dam
aged by dry winds ; rye. barley aniT
Avinter Avheat good ; corn doing nicely ;
Custer Dry weather is injurins : th
wheat KIH ! oats ; rye and barley ripen
ing too rapidly ; good Aveek for growth
and cultivation of corn.
A ] > y Il.tm : * tniK < > if.
Chadron dispatch : Earl Coil ,
10-year-old pen of F. J. Coil , a promi
nent farmer living near Hou rh. i.i
the southwestern part of Dawes coun
ty , committed suichle by hanging him
self. The lad was chided by one o < "
his protliers for a trivial matter , of
which he protested his innocence. His
mother told him that she did not be
lieve he had committed any Avromr.
bt that < liI not seem to aocasa M *
sorrow , and he said that his relatives
would never see him alive again. Lit
tle ptfPiiTion was naitl to the threat ,
but some time Inu.-ed and the boy tiLl
not put in an appearance , so a sean-h
was instituted. Finally , after looking
everywhere el.-e. the cellar was en
tered. There the body of the boy wa <
founl : hanging from a short strap at
tache : ! to a rafter.
Hartley in tlir Pen.
Jos.nph S. Hartley , the ex-state treas
urer , who was hcntenced by Judge Ba
ker to twenty years in the penitenti
ary on a conviction of embezleinent
as state treasurer. vas removed to
Lincoln last week by Sheriff McDon
ald of Douglas county. Bartley's eyes
are in a worse condition than" hither
to , and arrangements Avill be attempt
ed to obtain for him a room having a
dim li > ht. as otherwise there is a
strong possibility of his becoir.hi"
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