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VOLUME XIV. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , JANUARY 26 , 1899. NUMBER 1.
INTELLIGENCE FROM ALL
ACIDS IN THE BEEF
BORIACC AND SALICYLIC DIS
COVERED BY CHEMISTS.
The Powder Which Ho Furnished
as a .Residue of a Piece of Con
demned Army Beef Contained
These Well Known Preservaties.
Prof. F. Wielaski , chemist of the United
Slates ideological survey , reported to the
Avar investigation commission Saturday
that his test of the powder furnished by
Surgeon Daly as being Hie residum from
the boiling down of a portion of the
condemned beef , disclosed the presence of
both boracic and salicylic acid. He could
not say where the powder came from. He
said boracic acid was unobjectionable , and
that neither had an offensive odor.
Prof. Clarke took the witness stand and
was closely examined. lie said the pow
ders were of a brownish color , while pure
borax wasWhite. but did not explain the
difference. Large quantities of such chem-
"icals for preservation , however , lie said ,
would be unnecessary and would be an
expensive waste. The boracic acid im
parts no odor whale ; or to meat. The sal
icylic acid , also , lie said , was odorless and
he could not say whether it formed any
compounds with flesh of cat'tle that would
produce odor. Asked as to effect on health
of using beef injected with the boracic acid ,
witness said it would be relatively harm
less , but that the use of salicylic acid would
be different. It was prohibited by most
European counliies , and from a health
view the salicylic acid would be objection
able. The effect of the preservatives waste
to make the meat keep longer.
A CONFLICT IMMINENT.
.Negro Miners Preparing to Defend
Themselves at Paiia.
Non-union miner * at Pana , 111. , both
white and colored , 450 strong , assembled
in a hotel at the Penwell coal mine Sun
day for the purpose of getting together
and having and understanding as to what
plan the } will take to protect themselves
against the union miners after the soldiers
have been removed from Pana. Many sug
gestions as to the nu/'t decisive method of
conducting a defensive uattle-Sve eon-
sidercd. The negro miners are taking the
numbers of all the union leaders' houses ,
and it is feared they will make an attack
on their homes. The negroes say if the
strikers attack them , they will fight till the
last man dies.
FEUD ENDS IN A BATTLE.
Virginia and Tennessee Families
Fought Several Hours.
A special from Nashville , Tenn. , says :
Sunday on the line between Lee County ,
Virginia , and Hancock County , Tennessee ,
a section remote from telegraph , a battle
occurred between twenty members of the
Eddy family of Virginia and the Ramsey
family of Tennessee. The battle lasted
several hours , during which a number of
men on both sides were killed and injured.
A quarrel of long standing resulted in the
fight , particulars of which are not obtain
NATIVES MURDER SPANISH.
rt of a Massacre at Palawan
in the Philippines.
The .steamer Labuan , which has returned
-from the island of Palawon , in the south
western portion of the Philippine archipel
ago , reports that the Spanish governor of
the island says numbers of Spanish officers
were murdered by the natives when issuing
from church. The natives retired to the
hills , taking the women and children and
some men as prisoners.
Trh'd to Kill Her Children.
Mrs. s. .1. McCullough , wife of a well
known man of-Toledo , Ohio , suicided and
attempted to kill her family of three children -
dren before she took the drug. The woman
was undoubtedly insane. Four of the
children were taken violently ill , caused by
eating diseased meat. One child died and
the mother attempted to give the living
children , all of whom are in a critical con *
dition. a doMi of carbolic acid.
Imbecile Twins Burned.
Two brothers , known as the "Barton
twins , " buth of whom were demented ,
were burned to death in their home near
Shelbina. Mo , , Sunday night , having been
left alone in the house while others of the
famihirc at church. The house was
destroyfd. They were about 35 years of
age and had been imbecils since birth.
Fireman Crushed to Death.
A bad wreck occurred at Grand Bend ,
Pa. . Sunday. Day express train No. S on
the Erie road was thrown from the track'
l > y the spreading of the rails and the loco
motive and two cars went down a 20-foot
embankment. Fireman John J. Fely of
Owego. who was riding on the locomotive ,
was crushed to death.
Will Help Poor Porto Ricans.
In consequence of the crisis which fol
lowed the war , and the present scarcity of
men in Porto Rico , the governor of the
island , Maj. Gen. Guy P. Henry , will sus
pend for one year mortgage foreclosure
and summary judicial sales of land for
THE WEEK IN TRADE.
The Business World as Seen by
Bradstreet's says : The continued strength
of staple values accentuated this week by
further advances in iron and steel and other
metals , in cotton at the south and in lum
ber at some western points , has undoubt
edly added to the confidence with which
the outlook for the ensuing year is regarded.
That tUis confidence has a fair basis in fact
will be gathered from the reports received
from the iron and cotton trades , the firm
ness in cctton goods being of considerable
interest iu view of the depression ruling
throughout the larger part of last year.
Little change is reported in the market
for cereals. The market for cash wheat
still reflects the commanding position held
by the United States. Notwithstanding
the predictions of near approaching com
petition from Argentina and from Russia ,
shipments , particularly from the latter , do
not all accord with the liberal estimates of
production. Advices as to general dis
tributive trade are quite favorable.
Raw wool is dull but steady. The out
look in the boot and shoe trade is regarded
as good. Business failures in the Unite-
States number only 262 against 301 a week
ago and 309 a year ago. Failures in Can
ada number 30 , against 3i last week and
40 in this week a year ago.
FIRE IN A HOTEL.
Sixty Gucsls Have Sensational Es
capes at Cincinnati.
A hotel fire with sensational escapes took
place between 3 and 4 Friday morning in
Cincinnati , Oiiio. The Sherwood House
took fire and in a very brief time the house
was so filled with smoke as to endanger the
lives of sixty or more sleeping guests.
Many of the guests were members of a
theatrical company. Very soon the upper
corridor was filled with shrieking , hyster
ical women in night robes. The male guests
had difficulty in restraining the women
frosi jumping from the windows. The
firemen were active in carrying rut the
women and most of them were rescued by
the stairway , but several were taken down
by the ladders and by the fire escapes. F.
II. Munch , a traveling salesman from New
York , was about the last to be rescued. He
was found with a wet towel over his face
in an unconscious condition , but by the
aid of a physician , was saved. The money
loss will not exceed $10,000 ; fully insured.
BLOODY RIOT AT CHATTANOOGA
Xegro Soldiers Fight with Saloon
Men with Fatal Results.
A bloody riot occurred the other night in
in a negro saloon at Chattanooga , Tenn. .
between the barkeepers and waiters and
several negro soldiers of vb HighlJ' ' it d
States volunteer infantry , now in camp at
Chickamauga. A quarrel arose between
one of the soldiers and a waiter over a
matter of change , when the soldier pulled
a pi tpl and fired at the waiter. The bar
keeper and several others in the saloon
opened fire on the soldiers , and as a result
Sergeant J. L. Williams , company clerk of
Company I , was shot in the abdomen ; John
Reed , private , Company F , was shot in the
thigh and through the chest , and Louis
Brown , the barkeeper , was shot twice
through the lungs and will die. Sergeant
Williams' wound is regarded as fatal.
GRAIN MEN ARRESTED.
Strict Construction of Missouri's
Grain men , bucketshop and dynamite
shop keepers generally , to the number of
seventeen , were arrested by the police at
Kansas City , Saturday , under the new anti-
poolroom law. Included among them was
John W. Moore , president of the board of
trade. The arrests were made on war
rants issued by P. A. Brown , city at
torney , under the section of the law pro
hibiting betting on any "event. " The at
torney holding that buying and selling on
margins brought the grain men under the
law. The list of firms on which warrants
have been secured includes some of the
best known grain firms in the city , some of
whom have been doing business for years.
Catholics Ejected from Property
The Roman Catholic clergy and the
teaching orders of San Juan de Porto Rico
are conferring with Archbishop Chappelle ,
apostolic delegate to the West Indies , con
cerning the title to certain property
claimed by the military and insular :
thorities. They assert that under article 8
of the peace treaty between the United
States and Spain church and school prop
erty is protected. Recently one of the Ro
man Catholic teaching orders was ejected
from a building in San Juan.
Russia to Build More Warships.
The Russian government has ordered a
new cruiser of 0,250 tons to be constructed
at the Vulcan ship building yards at Stet
tin , Prussia. It has also been decided to
build in Russian yards three battleships of
about 12,800 tons each and two cruisers of
6,000 and 3,000 tons respectively. Numerous -
ous torpedoboats are now in course of con
struction under government orders.
Two Hours Shooting Himself.
David Williams , ex-surveyor of Kitsap
County , Wash. , shot and killed his wife
and then committed suicide , at his home
near Silverdale. The only cause that can
be given is insanity. In taking his own
lif Williams shot himself three times with
a shot gun. Two hours elapsed between
the first and third shots.
Wolves Attack a Monastery.
A dispatch to the London Daily Mail
from Bucharest , Roumania , says that a
pack of wolves , emboldened by hunger ,
recently attacked a monastery at Lopevan ,
in the Moldarian Mountains , and killed a
SAID TO BE S30.000 SHORT.
Friends of a St. liouis Court Clerk
Fear He Has Killed Himself.
Al J. Wagenman , clerk of the court of
criminal correction at St. Louis , Mo. , has
disappeared , and it is said by his intimate
friends that he has confessed to a subver
sion of witness' and jurors' fees to the
amount of $30,000. He is missing , and his
friends fear he has committed suicide.
Wagenman had filled one term as the clerk
of the court of criminal correction , and was
re-elected to the office last fall. Ever
since the proposition to institute a
Lexow committee and investigate the city
affairs of St. Louis was made some weeks
ago Wagenman's friends have noticed that
he told them he feared the result of an in-
investigation into the affairs of his office ,
as a discrepancy would be discovered and
he would be ruined. Wagenman admitted
to City Comptroller Charles" Wennekerd
and Election Commissioner Julius Werz-
bergcr that he had obtained $30,000 illegally
by means of ficticious jury fees and in
ROOSEVELT WON'T RAISE BAN
Refuses to Restore a Ballot Box
Stuffer to Citizenship.
Gov. Roosevelt has stated that he has re
fused to grant an application for restora
tion to citizenship of a man who has served
out his term in prison for connection with
the Gravesend election frauds of John Y.
McKane. The governor would not state
the name of the applicant , but said that he
did not think that a man convicted of
crimes against the ballot box should be re
stored to citizenship for some years after
he had served out his term of imprison
VOLUNTEERS REJOICE AT NEWS
lowans and Nebraskans at Havana
Soon to Be Mustered Out.
Private advices from Washington were
received at the camp in Havana Thursday
indicating that the Forty-ninth Iowa ,
Fourth Illinois , -Fourth Virginia and Third
Nebraska volunteer regiments will soon be
mustered out. The news spread rapidly
through the camp and the members of three
regiments cheered again and again , a great
cheer from one regiment being answered in
kind by another.
KEELY MOTOR A FRAUD.
An Alleged Exposure Is Made by a
A Philadelphia paper on Thursday pub
lished an extended illustrated article giv
ing the details of an investigation made by
that paper of the dismantled workshop of
the late John W. Keely , which investiga
tion the paper contends clearly proves the
mysterious Keely motor to have been a de
lusion and deception , and that its alleged
mysterious forces were the result of trick
Inspecting Site of Pythian Home
Delegations representing the state grand
lodges Knights of Pythias of Missouri ,
Illinois and Indiana , are at Hot Springs ,
Ark. , inspecting the lot donated by the na
tional government for a national Pythian
sanitary home , and will report on the ad
visability of establishing it there. It is
estimated that when completed the build
ing and equipment Avill cost $300,000.
Shaf ter Takes Charge.
Major General Merriam has issued an
order relinquishing the command of the de
partment of California at San Francisco.
Immediately thereafter Major General
Shafter issued an order announcing his ac
cession to the command. Gen. Merriam
will go to Denver , Colo. , to assume com
mand of the department of Colorado.
Over One Hundred Years Old.
Mrs. Mary lline has died at Ithaca , N. Y.
The record shows that she was baptized in
England in 1798.
Chicago Cattle , common to prime ,
53.00 to $0.25 ; hogs , shipping grades ,
53.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , fair to choice , $2.50
to $4.50 ; wheat , No. 2 red , 70c to 72c ;
corn , No. 2 , 3Gc to 38c ; oats , No. 2 , 27c
to 28c ; rye , No. 2 , 5Gc to 58c ; butter ,
choice creamery , 19c to Jlc ; eggs , fresh ,
ISc to 20c ; potatoes , choice , 30c to 40c
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to
$5.75 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $4.00 ;
sheep , common to choice , $2.50 to $4.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 red , GSc to 70c ; corn , No. 2
white , 35c to 37c ; oats , No. 2 white , 30c
St. Louis-Cattle , $3.00 to $0.00 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $3.50 to $4.50 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 73c to 75c ; corn , No. 2
yellow , 34c to 36c ; oats , No. 2 , 28c to 30c ;
rye , No. 2 , 55c to 57c.
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.50 to $5.50 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.00 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 71c to 72c ; corn , No. 2
mixed , 3 > c to 3Gc ; oats , No. 2 mixed , 28c
to 30c ; rye , No. 2 , 57c to 59c.
Detroit Cattle , $2.50 to $5.75 ; hogs ,
$2.50 to $4.00 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 70c to 71c ; corn , No. 2
yellow , 3Gc to 3Sc ; outs , No. 2 white , 31c
to 32c : rye. 57c to 50c.
Toledo "Wheat. No. 2 mixed , 70c to
72c ; corn. No. 2 mixed , 35c to 37c ; oats ,
No. 2 white , 27c to 29c : rye , No. 2 , 5Gc
to 57c ; clover seed , $4.40 to $4.45.
Milwaukee Wheat , No. 2 spring , G7c
to G9c : corn , No. 3 , 34c to 35c ; oats , No.
2 white , 28c to 30c ; rye , No. 1 , 5Gc to 5Sc ;
barley , No. 2 , 44c to 53c ; pork , mess ,
$9.50 to $10.00.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
$3.00 to $5.75 ; hogs , common to choice ,
$3.25 to $4.00 ; sheep , fair to choice weth
ers , $3.50 to $4.50 ; lambs , common to
extra , $5.00 to $5.50.
New York Cattle , $3.00 to $0.00 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $4.25 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.75 ;
wheat , No. 2 red , SOc to 81c ; corn , No.
2,43c to 44c ; oats , No. 2 white , 35c to 36c ;
butter , creamery , 15c to 20c ; eggs , West
ern , 18c to 19c.
NEW PENSION LIST GROWING.
Already 3,392 * panisli-Amcricau War
Claims Have Been Filed.
Commissioner of Pensions II. Claj- Ev
ans estimates that in ten years there- will
be 20,000 persons drawing pensions from
the Government as a result of the war
with Spain. lie places the average pen
sion at $10 a month , which would make
the annual expenditure for pensions on
account of the recent war about $2,500-
000. The number of claims already filed
exceeds 3,000 and is growing at the rate
of 100 per day.
Less than six weeks after the formal
declaration of hostilities the first applica
tion for a pension resulting from the war
with Spain was filed at the commissioner's
office. It was from a widow of Private
William H. Hook of Company F , Second
Wisconsin infantry. It seems that about
two days after Ilook was mustered into
the service his rpgimont was ordered into
a State camp. There Hook contracted a
fever and died inside of a week. His
'widow lost no time in putting in .1 claim
for pension. For the first few weeks near
ly ail the applications were from "de
pendents , " ' that is , widows and mothers ,
and were about evenly divided between
the army and navy. Later a ilood of "in
valid" applications were received , coming
from soldiers who had been ordered out
of the service and who were filing claims
for bounty based on diseases contracted
while in the service. The first soldier to
apply for a pension on his own account
was F. Roy Eshleman , a private in Com
pany E , Sixth Illinois infantry. Ilis papers -
pers were recorded at the commissioner's
oflice on June S. No more applications ol
this cla ? s came in until July J , but from
that date they began to nilup rapidly ,
They numbered G9 by Sept. 1 and 450 01 ;
the 1st of November. During Hie inoniL
of November the cases ran ; r to 1,023 ,
but the record was broken in t3ie firs !
three weeks of December , when the total
was almost doubled. On Dec. 20 tlu
number of invalid claims on file- was 3,107 ,
of which 1,398 came in since Dec. 1. IE
the meantime the persons who wore in
jured in the navy were putting in their
claims. On Dec. 20 thorc- wove 225 claims
for pensions growing out of fatalities ; tirl
damages sustained by nailers. Of this
number 193 were invalid claims and the
balance were petitions from mothers and
Avidows. This made a grand total of 3,392
claims on file Dec. 20 from the army and
The first pension of the Spanish wai
was granted to Jesse F. Ggte ? , a mem
ber of Company A , Second"United" States
light artillery. This soldier was badlj
wounded at Santiago , a Spanish shell
tearing away a portion of his face and dis
figuring him for life. lie put in a claim
for pension on Oct. 2v > and then got offi
cials of the administration interested ic
his case. Upon the direct order of the
President his claim was taken up and ad
judicated , the allowance being made Nov ,
10 and the pension dating from Oct. 2b' ,
Gate.s receives $17 a month.
THIRTY LIVES IN JEOPARDY.
Break in Cleveland Dam I eta Lo se
A dam under the Willson avenue bridge
at Cleveland gave way Wednesday morn
ing. Back of the dam is a body of watci
a mile and one-half long , hundreds of feet
wide and in places twenty-live to thirty
feet deep. The break allowed torrent--
water to pour down on the tlats be-low.
The cause of the Hood is the- recent hr-vy
rains , the melting snow from the hill- Ics
and a pond of several acres ovcrllong. .
Streams for several miles up the gullj
added their quota of water.
The Willson avenue bridge is TOO feet
long and has been bulk but a few months.
It cost $350,000. The break in the dam ,
vwhich was an unsubstantial mass ol
earth , occurred \\hile thirty men were at
work in the aitilioia ? canal being sunk
by the city engineers ; to allow the pent-
up water to find a gradual and safe out
let. These men had a most harrowing
experience and escaped with their lives :
with not one iccund to spare. The warn
ing given them was not suflicicnt to even
arouse their fears of what was happening ,
and hardly a man had looked up from the
bottom of the deep trench in which they
were working before 1he crash ctunc aid
the awful flood had broken loose. The
water undermined an embankment leO
feet high and fifty fcr-t in area , sv/ivying
it down with the raging Hood.
TRAIN ROBBERIES IN 1898.
.Laws of Mexico Deter Bamlitq f 10111
The Cincinnati Express Gazette ! ia < j col
lected data anent the operations of train
robbers during the past year. The i.T-ct
of Federal jurisdiction upon tiv.-n mi
nes is evidenced in Mexico , 'juring
i Li- past year there was not even P.U at
tempt at train robbery in the sistrr r
public. The crime is punishable thor
with instant death. Following is the rec
ord of train robberies in the United
] S)0 ! ) . 12 l.Sr , . 40
IfelH . 10 18'JU . 2S
Total number of trains "held up" in n'.ao
years . 2J
Total number of people kllieil . 30
Total number of people Injured ( shot ) . . . 77
The record foifcS ! ) :
Number of train boiil-upg . 23
Number of st gu robbi-rlc- ? . 7
Niim'K-r ct passengers .nJ trainmen
KMi.'iI . f.
Niniu : ! r < > f p.is "iieru'nl traluruea sb f 4
Ni'.i'ibor of rnbl'i-is i..It-ti ! . t
Nuihtr of robbers ; : nji . 6
rxP T'f t- , t f
$ VS ' ' 5 < tr & } ill l Z & $ '
Stua'or IMntt r : ' New York is always
u-ui and trim.viH groomed.
( lov Huw.'s of Oklahoma was once a
iojrraph ; : erUor ut LC.-U en worth , Kan.
SiMiato Hi ban ! R. K'-uny of Delaware
s und . in.cincut ! : : in Delaware for t'el-
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
\Vholcsale Jail Delivery at Colum
bus Four Prisoners Do a Smootli
Job of Cutting Through Their Cello
to Liberty Otber Items.
Jail Delivery at Columbus.
There was a wholesale jail delivery at
Columbus on the morning of Jan. 1-L Mar
tin , Wear , Hayes and Waters , four of the
most desperate criminals that ever infested
the community , performed a little the
smoothest job that was ever seen in the
town and gained their liberty. A hole was
made in the cell about ten by fourteen
inches and looked as smooth as though cut
with a punch. As soon as they gained the
corridor they seemed to be armed like
magic and stood over another inmate of the
jail , who was confined on a light charge ,
with knives while they dug through the
brick wall. The sheriff's posses followed
the trail into Polk County , where it was
lost. It was the intention to use A. L.
Towne's pack of bloodhounds at last re
BUY THEIR OWN CLOTHING.
-Men from tbe First Cannot Be Sup
plied by Government.
Some time ago word was received by the
Governor stating that about 200 men , dis
charged from the First Nebraska , would
arrive at San Francisco during the winter
on their way home , and requesting that
they be provided with warm clothing , as
they had with them only the light suits nec
essary for the tropical climate of the Phil-
lipenes. Gen. Barry asked Congressman
Stark to visit the war department and see
what could be done in the matter. The fol
lowing message was received from Stark :
Washington : Gen. P. II. Barry , Lincoln :
Touching clothing for the returning Ne
braska contingent the war department ad
vises : ' -From advices just received it is un
derstood that 200 men of the First Nebraska
were discharged at Manila and no doubt
received their final settlement beforesailing.
Under the law and regulations the govern
ment cannot issue them any clothing on
arrival at San Francisco. Ludington ,
Quartermaster General. "
I suppose the boys have been paid their
clothing allowance , and they may purchase
in San Francisco. If you have further or-
lers in the matter please wire me.
Shooting Follows Jail Delivery.
A shooting affray occurred at Columbus
which may result in the deatli of Night
Policeman Nelson. Nelson accused a man
named Eagan of shooting firearms within
the city limits and attempted to search him
for concealed weapons. While doing so
Eagan suddenly fired a revolver concealed
in his coat pocket , the bullet striking Nel
son -i'lsfe Ivlow the heart. lie walked to
the depot , two blocks distant , and medical
aid was summoned. This affray , coming
soon after the wholesale jail delivery ,
caused great excitement. Bloodhounds
were put onEagan's trail , but were recalled
on a telephone message from Schuyler
stating that he had been captured there.
State Library Commission.
The legislative committee of the State
Library Association is backing a bill for a
state library commission and a system of
traveling libraries. In its interestjthas
issued a circular over the names of WilFiam
E. Jillson , president ; D. A. Campbell , state
librarian ; J. I. Wyer , librarian State L'ni-
versity and Edith Tobitt , librarian Omaha
Public Library. This bill has the approval
and support of the State Library Associa
tion , the Nebraska Federation of Women's
Clubs , the university extension committee
and many individuals who arc interested
in the educational advancement of Ne
For Greater America Fair.
Representative Mercer lias introduced a
resolution in congress relating to the
Greater America Exposition to be held at
Omaha this year. The resolution provides
for the appointment by the president of a
board of management , to consist of not less
than six members , who shall be charged
with the selection , etc. . of exhibits. ' The
co-operation of the governments.of the
world is to be requested. ' . .
Attempts to Fire Harness Shop.-
A dastardly attempt was made , a few
nights since to burn the harness shop of .1.
G. Gallop at North Bend. On opening his
place the following morning Mr. Gallop
found that some one had poured two or
three gallons of coal oil under the door in
the rear and set a match to it. The would-
be incendiary was scared away before he
had accomplished his work.
Columbus Votes Funding Bonds
The proposition submitted to the voters
of Columbus to issue $35.000 of new city
bonds bearing ± y per cent , interest was
carried almost unanimously. Only about
one-fifth of a full vote was polled , and only
two votes were found against the proposi
tion. These bonds will be issued to take
the place of an old series now past due.
Establish a Bank at Valparaiso.
Capitalists of Wahoo have purchased the
Oak Creek Valley Bank of Valparaiso.
The new management took possession Jan.
19. The gentlemen are all good business
men and have had many years' experience
in the banking business and will give the
people of Valparaiso and vicinity a good ,
sound , conservative institution.
Xew Grain Mill at Stromsburg.
The Stromsburg cereal mills have been
sold to a stock company consisting of S. B.
Samuelson , John Erickson , C. P. Anderson
and J. Youngmuist of that place. They
have organized with a capital stock of $8-
000 and.will at once put in an oatmeal
plant that will turn out eighty barrels per
Schools Close on Account of 3Ieasles
Surton's schools have closed for two
weeks on account of measles. In some
lower departments where.fifty are en
rolled only five or six were present. Grip
13 also in evidence.
F. M. DORSEY IS GUILTY.
[ Former Ponca , Xeb. , Banker Con *
victed of Fraudulent Banking.
The jury in the case of Frank M. Dorsey ,
charged with illegal banking at Ponca ,
returned a verdict of guilty at Omaha'
Thursday morning , convicting him on thir
teen counts , everything charged in the in
dictment , lie will probably get ten years. '
The crime with which Mr. Dorsey te
charged is fraudulent banking , as set out
in thirteen different counts in the indict
ment against him. Principally he wa *
charged with making false entries on the *
books , with making false statements to the
comptroller of the currency , and with plac-1
ing in the bank paper signed by worthless-
persons , and which he knew to be worth
less , and representing them to be good.
This last constituted the abstraction of
funds of the bank , and converting them to
his own use.
At the time of the failure of the bank ,
the feeling in and about Ponca was very
bitter toward Dorsey , as a number of peo1
pie were caught with what little they had'
on eartli in that bank. When the bank
closed it had only about $27 in cash on hand.
Very little was ever realized by the receiver
for the depositors , and the statement has
been made that little or none of the se
curities of the bank were of any value at
all. It was a very bad failure , and left
many people penniless.
TO RELOCATE STATE FAIR.
State Board of Agriculture Will
Cancel the Omaha Contract.
The Nebraska State Board of Agricul
ture met in Lincoln , President Milton Boo-
little of North Platte being in life c59k- .
Secretary Furnas made his annual report.-
The only receipts for the year were $130 ,
there being no fair in 1898 on account of
the exposition. The total expenditure for
the year was $948.87 , no oflicers drawing
salary. The board is indebted in the sunl
of $0,21(5.78. ( The future of the state fair is
given considerable space in Secretary
Officers were elected as follows : Pres
ident. S. C. Bassett , Gibbon ; vice pres
ident , John Van Duyn , Wilbur ; second
vice president , L. A. Becher , Neligh ; sec
retary , Pt. W. Furnas , Brownville ; treas
urer , E. Mclntyre , Seward ; board of man
agers : E. L. Vance , Pawnee City , M.
Doolittle , North Platte , J. B. Dinsmore ,
Sutton , Austin Humphrey , Lincoln , and
Peter Youngers , Geneva.
The board of managers was requested to
cancel the Omaha contract for thestato
fair , and a bill will be introduced in the
legislature asking for increased state aid- .
The bean ] will reconvene as soon as the
fate of the bill is known. If favorably
acted upon the board will relocate the fair
and continue the annual exhibitions. * "
Flynn FavorS Home . .Labor.v - , ,
Representative Flynn of Douglas is the v
father of a bill which provides that aU "
labor hereafter to be done and performed ]
on state lands and buildings and all publio
work done for the state shall be performed :
by day's labor under the direction of the
borrd of pub e lands and buildings. There
is also a provision that all materials to be. * *
used in such buildings or works shall be *
purchased , on bids received after the boanj
has advertised in some newspaper in.
Omaha , in Lincoln and in the county where *
this material is to be used. It is Mr.
Flynn's idea that such a bill , if cnactedt
into a law , will not only result in the em
ployment of home labor , but will give the
state a better class of work and better
buildings than is possible under the pres
ent contract system.
* " " *
Shut Down on Tournaments. " -
There will be no tournament under the
auspices of the State Firemen's Associa
tion this year , if another one is ever held.
Members of the association are not favor
ably impressed with these exhibitions ,
either as a source of revenue or a means of
improving efficiency of volunteer depart
ments. When the question came up a.t the
association's annual meeting at Beatrice a.
few days since of a place for the tourna
ment fnfs year , Uie matter wr.s indefinitely
postponed after some discussion. NorfolK
was selected as the place for the next an
Fingers Caught in Machinery. '
W. E. Richards , superintendent of the
Edward P. AHis Manufacturing Company
of Milwaukee , who is in charge of putting
in the machinery of the Imperial mill of
the teiner-Medinger Company at David
Citj , \ \ liile examining one of the rolls , was
caught by the right hand and before the
machinery could be stopped , three fingers
were torn to shreds to the knuckle joint
and the index finger crashed to the second
joint. Doctors amputated the injured
Object to the Pest House.
At a meeting in Omaha the other night
o f residents of the north side a protest was
; -ent to board of health against the location
of a pest house near Miller Park. The
board was not convinced that the house
should be remo\od. and consequently the-
protest \\as referred to the city physician
Poisoned Ly Hog 3Ieat.
The family of John Peterson , twelve in
number , residing near Ohiowa , are victims
of trichinosis poisoning. They ate the
flesh of a hog which not only contained the
germs of the diseas0 , but which was suf
fering from an absceos. The oldest daugh
ter , Mary , is dead , and the mother cannot
Electricity Must Have Poles.
The Nebraska Electric Light Company
at Wj more is putting in new poles for its
wires , many of which have been strung on
the poles of the Nebraska Telephone Com
pany. The telephone company is also put
ting in new poles for its local exchange.
Opinion in County Seat Case.
In the Box Butte County seat case the
supreme court handed down an opinion ,
deciding against Ilemingford and in favor
of Alliance. The case came up on an attempt - ,
tempt to have the special election declared
Measles at Brady.
The measles , which swept through the
village of Brady and surrounding district
to such an extent that schools generally"
were closed , has abated greatly andno\v no . _
serious cases remain. - k
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