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- TOPICSOF THE TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER.
Comments and Criticisms Based Upon
the Happenings of the Day Histori
cal end News Notes.
The new glrlless telephone in Berlin
Sees not che\y guru.
There are no cartoonists in Russia ,
and none Is going there , so far as we
ire able to learn.
Dr. LorenE says American surgeons
progressive. This is true. Some
of tfcem even have progressive appen
Does Jenkln Lloyd Jones want this
nation made completely dyspeptic ? His
demand for young women who can
make pie and caketis alarming.
Franklin MacVeagh thinks the world
Is too big to be run by J. Plerporit Mor
gan alone. How ridiculously skeptical
some people are.
The cake walk and coon song have
chocked Paris. Well , the French ball
has shocked us , so the score may be
called about even.
The deplorable scarcity of old'boots
and shoes for fertilizers in France may
be due to the demand for hash ingre
dients in the French cities.
Carnegie says a nation is known by
the heroes it makes. Wouldn't it be
mean for the people of this country to
turn around now and make Frick a
An Eastern divine has evolved the
theory that It Is man's ability to say
"I will" that raises him above the
brute. Another plausible theory is
that it is his ability to say "I won't. "
A bacteriologist examined the hem of
a skirt a woman had worn in London
find found on it 10,072,000 diesase mi
crobes. And yet stubborn women
.doubtless will go right on wearing
flresses in London.
Dr. Hirsch finds that Sunday school
literature is worse than the yellow-
backed novels. Isn't it strange that so
many people grow up' to be useful citi-
eens in spite of the terrible things they
have to pass through ?
At all events the proposal to postpone
Inauguration day till the last Thursday
in April will be a welcome change to
the large bodjr of office-seekers. March
te a bitterly inclement month for hangIng -
Ing around department doorsteps and
w.aylaylug friends of the new adminis
Now we know why so many men
have risked fortune and life in an at
tempt to find the north pole. A Yale
scientist tells us that the remains of
our monkey and ape ancestors are bur
led there , that all life began there.
Therefore the hunt for ancestors leads
us to brave the dangers of the frozen
It has cost $10,000,000 to notify the
people of India through the medium of
the durbar that Edward is emperor of
India. The same publicity could have
been attained absolutely free of charge
by whispering the intelligence to half
ft dozen ladies throughout the Indian a
peninsula and warning them that it
was a great secret.
Half a century ago there was no a
more popular woman In the United
States than Jessie Benton Fremont ,
, the young wife of John C. Fremont ,
the first Republican candidate for the
Presidency. Her recent death at the
age of 78 years reminds one that great
changes can occur in the lifetime of a
single individual. The annexation of
Texas , the foundation of a national
political party , the abolition of slav
ery , and the expansion of the United
States into the Pacific , to say nothing
of the building of transcontinental
railways and the invention of the elec
tric telegraph , all happened within her
A learned professor at Yale , who
has given the subject of the origin of
the species much intelligent thought , ly
assures us that all life began at the
north pole , which had the honor of be
ing the home of our simian ancestry.
Perhaps we were not aware that life ly
began at the north pole , but we have
had very satisfactory evidence with-
"in the last fifty years that life ends
there quickly and satisfactorily , and
that is enough for our present pur at
poses. It is a glorious illustration of
the superiority of our human develop
ment that'as we progressed from moii-
keyhood to manhood we gradually
wandered to a more congenial clime.
We except , of course , those monkeys
who persist annually in attempting to
revisit tlie homes of their ancestors.
There is a Russian proverb , to be
spoken by a man to his wife. It goes :
"I love thee like my heart and I dust is
thee like my jacket. " Also there is a
story in Rambaud's history of Russia
about the Russian woman who mar
ried a foreigner , but who wrote back of
to her relatives to say that her lius-
[ band didn't love her ; he never gave
jher any physical correction. In An-
glo-Saxon countries , at least at the I
'present time , this view of the case
does not hold.- The courts are anx try
ious to give wife beaters an adequate
expression not of their approbation of
wife beating but of their indignation
agaiast it. The difficulty Is , though ,
Uiat when you send a wife bearer to j he
prison you leave his wife without sup sist
port The Delaware whipping post
does not commend Itself to peejile in
general. To punish the wife beattf
he must be imprisoned. But how can
he be kept in prison while his wife and }
children starve ? This question haa
found ac least a temporary "answer in
New York. Commissioner of Correc
tions Hynes has issued a circular letter
to | he city magistrates announcing
that a private association has got together -
gether a fund for the support of wives
whose husbands have gone to prison
on the charge of cruel treatment. The
magistrate's path is now made V-lear.
He can send wife beaters to prison and
know that the women and children
left behind , will be taken care of. Pendr
ing such changes in * the law as will
make It possible to put prisoners at
work and send their wives their wages.
this plan of private relief seems most
desirable. The offense is one that deserves -
serves severe punishment It will
never receive such punishment , how
ever , until the wife's side of the case
is so handled as to prevent her hus
band's imprisonment from resulting Ic
her own destitution.
Andrew Carnegie told a story on him
self the other day. He said , some years
ago he wanted to cross a mountain in (
Pennsylvania , and a youngster of.t
rather haidy appearance offered to
take him over for 50 cents. Carnegie ,
thought the price too great , and told
the boy he would pay him only 25 cents. ,
After a long argument , in which each |
stuck to his price , the youngster won
out , and Mr. Carnegie says he allowed
the lad to collect the 5C cents , not because - !
cause the trip was worth it , but because
he had to get on the other side of the
mountain. "I predicted that the boy j
would some day make a fortune , " said
Mr. Carnegie , "and he has. His name'
is Charles M. Schwab. " The foregoing [ I
is a yarn from the New York Sun , published -
lished to show the early characteristics j !
of men who attain to million-dollar sal3
aries. It shows something else , too a ]
principle. It was appropriate that Carj
negie and Schwab should be the1 char
acters of the story , for they both represent -
sent what is called success enormous
wealth achieved on the line of that
principle or personal policy. It is this
principle , or policy , that curses the na-
tlou , and humanity at large. It Is the
great producer of paupers and thieves.
It has filled prisons , lunatic asylums ,
poorhouses and graves without number , j [
And to hold this story of Schwab's suePJ
cess up for the emulation of youth is
to encourage robbery , selfishness , iuhu- '
inanity and general meanness. It is a
policy through following which men's
souls become weazened , their lives a
mere apology for existence , their leava
ing this world a common blessing to !
their fellow creatures. Get your felt
low man in a corner and then skin him
for all he's worth. This is the principle.
The young man who starts with this
aim , perseveres and has the , opportuni
ties , will some day be able to fill as
many poorhouses and libraries as can
Carnegie and Schwab. These two had .
the opportunities and were remarkably -
bly adept at the skinning. Carnegie
had to go o.ver that mountain. Young I
Schwab had him at -disadvantage !
and skinned him. Carnegie at once
foretold a brilliant future for the boy
who would charge 50 per cent hold-up
for what the other fellow had to have.n
What a travesty on Christianity and
civilization to hold up as models of sues
cess men who make such principles their
life principles. Better go through life
giving full value received and windup
moderate success , than to step off -
Into eternity with an unbroken reca ;
ord in the matter of taking unfair advantage -
vantage of your fellows. Eternity is
long while , and , so far as there is
any evidence , it is to the effect that
the opportunities over there are very
Character Reading by an Obeervanl
Younsr Woman in a Store.
"Do I believe in palmistry , " repeated
the glove-counter salesgirl. " don't
know much about it But just let
customer hold out her hand to be
fitted and I can read her main traits
of character without ever noticing her
"The woman who extends her hand ij
with the thumb shut hi under the fina
gers is apt to want the best gloves in
stock at the cheapest price , and Is like
to find some flaw or misfit in the
gloves after it is on that no one else
can see. Reasonable people , with determination - *
termination of character , unconscious-
shut the thumb over the fingers when
the hand is folded in repose. j "
"If a girl puts out her hand to be r
measured and the fingers bend backward - o
ward a little and are not overtaperiug n
the ends I know that she has a d
sweet , sunny disposition and is con- jt
siderate of others. * ,
"Customers with fingers more square w
than tapering are sure to thank you vv
for your services after you have fitted ti
them , and will generally make some ai
comment pleasant to hear. They have
good taste , as a rule , and don't select of
ultra-fashionable shades and styles. a
"The woman with the fine-tapering Q
fingers has good taste , too. But she
formal and seldom considerate. I u
never expect such a one to thank me
for having tried to please her. And ai
she seldom does , taking It as a matter
course , I suppose , that a sales per- ?
sou's duty is to please and that she is
paid to do so.
"From looking at a customer's hand
can tell whether she will want ber
gloves to draw on and off easily or
to wear them so tight that uhe .W
could hardly turn a door knob , lift her in
skirts , or otherwise use her hands with
them on. Few.er women want their rj
street gloves tight now than used to
the case. But a good many still per-
in wearing their evening and fullft
dross gloves a quarter-size smaller thai ) aj
they should be. " Net ? York Sen. fcj
LITTLE : TOWN ALMOST BURNT OUT
Shops and Stores Destroyed at Springfield , Neb ,
-Whole Business District Wiped Out
Springfield , Neb. , March 21. Fire
early Thursday destroyed every place
of business in this villlage , entailing
a loss of 850,000.
Ten stores and shops were burned ,
the largest loss being that of W. M.
Kreck , dry goods and groceries and
warehouse , $20,000. f
I Spearman's bank building and a
number of smaller structures were
also badly damaged. The town has
I The blaze started in Bates' drug
store and is supposed to have , been
of incendiary origin.
Springfield is a small town in Sarpy
county , through whicb runs the Mis
souri Pacific railroad. Among the
burned buildings was that of the tel
Killed By a Woman.
Buffalo , N. Y. , March 21. Super
intendent of Police Bull said today
that his opinion as to who killed Edwin -
win L. Burdick had not been chang-
led at any time sihce the murder.
"I believe a woman killed Burdick"
he declared , "and 1 suspect the same
woman now that I did the day of
the murder. 1 believe Mr. Cusack
and the district attorney are of quite
the same opinion. "
The foregoing statement was made
by the superintendent in an inter
view denying a published reportjwhich
quoted 3 him as saying :
"It looks more like Pennell's job
than at any time since the murder. "
Former District Attorney Thomas
Penney said today :
"Not a dollar of Mr. Pennell's life
insurance will go to Mrs. Burdick. "
Mr. Penney made this statement
in view of the publication of a re
port that only $25,000 of the enormous -
' mous insurance carried by Mr. Pen-
jnell ! was made payable to his estate.
.The circumstances have given rifce to
surmises that Mrs. Burdick might be
Jtbe chief beneficiary.
I The general manager of a New
! York insurance company , confirmed
the statement of Mr. Penncll. "Mr.
Pennell has $30 000 life insurance in
. our company , " he said , "aiji. this is
'made payable to his estate. From
all I have heard I believe that the
Jrest of his life insurance will be found
to be payable .to his estate or to his
The Stranger Died Alone.
Grand Island , .Neb. , March 21. At
five o'clock this afternoon the dead
body of a neat appearing man was
.found in his room at the' Union res
taurant. The man had come to the
irestaurant late last night. At 9
jO'clock this morning a chambermaid
about to make the room noticed a
man in bed , and presumed he was
sleeping. Late this afternoon the
maid went to the room and noticed
that the man was in exactly the
same position. An investigation [
proved that he was dead.
In a letter written to "My dear
wife" and addressed to Mrs. O. L.
-Erickson , the writer said he had had
a fall and hurt his side , but expected
he would be better in the morning. )
He is believed to be a liveryman tt
and until recently in biisinoss at
H ; s g is. His death was undoubtedly
due to natural causes. Cash .to the
amount of $25 was found in his
Caught Between Two Trains.
[ Phillipsdale , R. I. , March 21.- th
Three women were instantly killed
and a fourth was probably fatally in
jured while walking from Pawtucket
to ' this place on the tracks of the he
New York , New Haven & Hartford ly
railroad today. The victims in try
ing ] to avoid a train were * struck by
an engine on another track.
May Not Be a Suicide. of
Beatrice , Neb. , March 21 Dr D.
A. Walden returned tonight from
Hoag. where he had an autopsy on
the remains of Paul Schindler , who
was f und dead there last night.
Coroner Walden considered the cir
cumstances very suspicious. The
opening was larger than would ne
made by a 22 calibar bullet , the rifle
'did not appear to have been used and
was lying un er the foot rif the
bed covered with a blanket. Schind-
ler's body lay in the door about half
way outside. The range of the bullet
was almost directly 'downward from
the left shoulder , piercing the lungs
and heart. The ceiling of the shanty
where he lived is so low that no one
, his height could 'hold the rifle in
the position neceessary to inflict such
wound. The head of the bed was
flush with the door. .
Dr. Walden , sr.said thnt he was F
unable to find the bullet , that he re
moved everything from the viscera
and searched and re-searched but no
bullet could bo found. He did not
attempt to explain this strange fea
ture The inquest will be continued. " '
Prisoners Saved Sheriff.
WalnutRidge. . Ark. . March 21.
Sheriff James E. McCall. in company
with his wife and baby and having
charge two prisoners , while at
tempting to cross the swollen Black to
river was thrown info the water by
the overturning of the skiff. The baby be
was drowned but the sheriff and his
wife were -saved through the aid of
attended to the county jail and" of
knocked for admission.
DEAD BY SCORES
HURRICANE OF rAWFUL FURY IN THE
* SOUTH SEAS.
ISLANDS ARE DEVASTATED
LOSS OF LIFE BELIEVED TO BE FUL i
' SIX HUNDRED.
NATIVES MAIN VICTIMS
Storm at Its Height January U. 15 and 16 , and
Details Just Received-Urgent Need
of Prompt Relief.
Papeete , , March 4 ( via San Fran
cisco ) March 16. The latest intelli
gence j relative to the hurricane in
Tuamotn. or Lower Archipelago , in
dicates that the fatalities will num
ber 800. The loss of property will be
one-half million dollars. Relief meas
ures have been instituted.
The hurricane and high water last
ed during January 14 , 15 and 16. At
Hikuera , 377 deaths occurred , in
most instances among visitors from
other islands who were there during
the diving season. One hundred and
forty-two deaths are reported from
six other small islands.
On the awful night of January 15 ,
when in the darkness and a driving
fljwnppur of rain tpat ] stung their
faces and "naked bodies , the parents
tied their little children to their
backs and sought safety. Over their
heads rolled the mighty wave , and
jvhen the surges retreated the infants
ind half drowned boys and girls
uccumbed. The father and mother
fvould vainly endeavor to retain the
corpses of iheii dead , and at length
bad to abandon them. They Lied
themselves to cocoanuL trees , and
jome at last fell with them. Others
escaped , clinging to trees temporarily
md at. other times able to catch hold
Df something else , and so between
the breakers reached safety after
many hours of hardship.
Messrs. CheiHeld and Allen , elders
3f the Mormon church , and Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert , of the Latter Day
Saints' mission , in a report to the
United States consul give grewsome
Jetails of the disaster. The Gilberts
OSL one shelter when a cocoa nut tree
Jell , but secured another in a high
iturnp of a booran tree.
The water , which had all but sub-
nerged them completely , now only
reached their feet. The wind threat-
med to tear them from their position
igain and again , and so these Amer-
tans passed that awful nignt. In the
norning the scene of horror that met
iheirejes on every side was harder
to tnJure than the terrors of the
oigh . Corpsesfrightfully'mutilated ,
vere strewn about , and there were
ivlng beings with unsightly wounds ,
n some instances only one of a fam
The story of fatality in Morakau ,
ninety-five out of a hundred inhabi
tants perished , is likewise extremely
tad , and so also with regard to the
ther islands where death occurred ,
is likely that one-rifth of the en-
lire population of the Tuamotu group
succumbed. To aid the injured a
temporary hosiptal was constructed
md D. Brunati , acting administra
tor of the group rendered medical aid.
From the debris were secured tins
containing foods uffs. but naturally
re was a scarcity of such as was
not spoiled. Of the sixty-six sail
boats all but one or two had been
totally destroyed and these could not
sent to Tahiti , a distance of-near
400 miles. About 1,000 survivors
were in danger of starvation or per
ishing from thirst or disease. Shel
terless , nude , weak and discouraged ,
ii-"n il be to wend red pt that a few
the natives became looters of their
neighbor's goods. However , on the
whole , the order was commendable.
It is to thelasting credit "of the
Americans that the first relief -from
thirst came from them in the sug
gestion to distill water. 'Jhe French
administrator was at first skeptical ,
but finally allowed them to proceed
with their experiment.
After a long search Mr. Gilbert's
party secured two tanks an.d some
frames of an iron bed for tubes , and
erected a plant. With this primitive
machinery 200 gallons of fresh water
were distilled daily for some time.
Supplies amounting to twenty
tons sent from San Francisco and
carried free by the steamship Mariposa -
posa , have been transferred to the
< > nch gunbaot Zelee to be trans
ported to the destitute natives. The
merchants here have lost heavily )
through the insolvency of numenms j
creditors who perished in the gale , l
flhe merchants sa * their loss is more
'than half a million dollars.
Long Ride on Horseback.
Cheyenne , Wyo. , March 17. li
President Roosevelt carries out his
plan to ride horesback from Laramie
Cheyenne during the western trip.
Troop A. W. N. G. of this place , will
detailed to escort him. A cowb y
escort will also probablybe provided.
The fiftyseven mile run from Lara
mie to his place is filled with pointa
interest , including some very rug
FOR THE FARMERS
Elevator Site Bill Will Pass Both Houses-j
House Approves a Measure
Lincoln , Neb. , March 18 .The
legislature Tuesday did some impor
tant work , showing that it intends
to pass a bill to require railroads to
give the privileges desired by farmers'
elevator companies. It forestalled
the senate which was to act on a bill
ofr the same nature introduced by a
populist member , Senator Brady of
Boone , and took up the bill intro
duced by Representative Ramsey.
Early in the session it was apparent
that a bill of this character would
ba passed. The elevator combine
has kept men constantly on the scene , *
but those who sought to head off thei
bill ran up against a stone wall. Pe
titions and requests came to the
members every day for such legisla
tion. No member was able to go to
his home without hearing of the de
sire of the people. The railroads long
.ago decided to keep their hands off.
In fact they have troubles of their
own of a more serious nature. It is
believed that the railroads would be
glad to escape from the continual at
tempted dictation of the elevator
trust and this bill will make escape
The house by almost unanimous
vote agreed to the Ramsey elevator
bill , H. R. No. 70 , in committee of
the whole.The original bill was
substituted for the committee amend
ment and the provision was added
that elevators to be built unde *
the act must represent an investment
The two important sections of the
bill as agreed upon and as it will p-ss
the house , are as follows :
"Sections 1 of article 5 , chapter 72 ,
of the compiled statutes of Nebraska ,
is amended as follows :
Sec. 1. Every railroad corpora
tion shall give to all persons and as
sociations reasonable and equal
terms for transportation of any mer
chandise or other property of everj
kind and description , upon any rail
road owned or operated by such corpo
ration within this state and for ter
minal handling , the use of the depot ;
and other buildings and grounds of
such corporation , " and at any point
where its railroad shall connect with
any other railroad , reasonable and
eiual terms'and facilities of inter
change and shall promptly forward
merchandise consigned or directed to
be sent over another road connecting
with its road according to the direc
tions therein or accomprjiying tha
same ; and every railroad company or
corporation operating a railroad n-
the state of Nebraska shall afford
equal facilities to all persons or asso
ciations who desire to erect or operate
or who are engaged in operating grain
elevators or in handling or shipping
gram at or contiguous to any sta
tion of its road and shall supply side
tracks and switch connections aif ?
shall supply cars and all facilities fui
erecting elevators and for handling
and shipping grain to all persons so
erecting or operating such elevate ser
or handling and shipping grain with
out favoritism or discrimination ir
any respect whatever. Provided how
ever , that any elevator her -afcer cor
structed , the construction of whicl
shall cost not less than $200v/ .
The standing committee amend
ment to H. R. No. 70 , which"waj
turned down , is as follows :
"Section 1. Every railroad ccrpo-
ration shall give to all persons and
associations reasonable and equa
terms for the transferring of any iner
chandise or other property of even
kind and description upon any rail
road owned or operated Jby such cor
poration within th.s state , and every
railroad company or corporation
operating a railroad in the state oJ
Nebraska shall afford equal facilit'et
to all persons or associations vhc
may erect and operate grain eleva
tors at any station of its road anJ
shall supply side tracks , switch con
nections , cars and all facilities foi
erecting and operating such elevat-
without favoritism or discrimination
11 any respect whatever. Provided
however , that this act shall not ap
ply to any elevator hereafter to be
constructed the cost of the construc
tion of which shall be less than
$3.000. ' '
The Hose Turned on Them.
Parkersburg , W. Ya. , March 18.-
The Baltimore & Ohio railroad ,
claiming the right under an ordi
nance adopted in 1852 brought a force
of men into town before daylight to
day and began to lay a track for five
blocks over one of the principal
streets of the city.
The fire department was called out
and poured such a stream of water
on the men tht ; they had to abandon
jthevo , k. A clash occurred between
JMa\o Vandervoort , who is attorney
lior the J'.altimore & Ohio , and th'
city council. >
Wortman is fcxoneratefl
Wash ins ton , March 18. The court
which tried Ensign H.K. Wortman
at Pensacola , fc'la. , to determine the
xt"nt , if any , of his responsi ility
for the explosion of the six-inch gun
t irret of the battleship Massachu
setts , off Cu ebra , by which nine men
lo t their lives , rendered a verdict of
not guilty. Commander Winslow ,
who acted .as judge advocate of the
court , reached Washington today
with the findings. The record wiil
be reviewed by the judge advocate.
George Henderson of Bostwick , oner
3f the best known men in Nuckolls
county , dropped dead one day last
week in front of his house.
Wayne Methodist church has an
eighteen hundred dollar pipe organ ,
the gift of Mrs. J. H. Pingrey of
Henry Ferren died at his horn *
near Smartville of dropsy. Mr. Fer-
ren had been a resident of Johnson
county for more than twenty yeais.
* * *
John Armstrong , of Nebraska Citj ,
charged with stealing $72 from hi s
father , was bound over to the Sep
tember terra of the district court in
the sum of$500. .
Omaba Passenger No. 12 ran into
the rear end of a freight train aboub
three miles west of Minden , severely
injuring Traveling Engineer C. A.
Dixon of McCook. The way car and
one freight car were consumed by fire.
The wreck was due to the "heavy fopr.
* * *
The supreme court dismissed the *
appeal of Bishop Bpnacum against }
Fither Murphy of the Seward Catho
lic church , and arlirmed the decision
of the lower court , enjoining the
bishop from interfering with the
priest in the conduct of his charge.
* it *
Six tars loaded with coal , enroute
to Beatrice from ManhattanKansas. ,
jumped the track at Taylor's Siding
a few miles south of Blue Springs.
The track was completely torn up for
about fifty yards. The accident was
due to a rail spreading. No-casualli
* * *
The coroner's inquest over , the bodj
of the dead fireman , H-jyes , killed ic
the Gilrnore wreck , which has been
in session at Papillian for the past
few days , was finished. The verdict
of the jury was death by accident.
vThis clears Operator Second and
places the blame on no one.
t * * *
Mr. Miller , who has been the agent
for the Burlington in Tecumseh foi
the past fourteen years , has been
granted an extended leave of absenca
and will locate on his farm neai
Blaicesburg. Ta. Mr. Mliller's health
has been ailing for some time. J. D.
Poeformerly of Firthhas been named
as Miller's successor.
* * *
The party of surveyors who have
been at wo k o i the northern section
of the Burlington link from Ashland ,
to Sioux City. la , arrived at Homei
and1 will'pirch their tents and remain
for two weeks. The parly working
at Pender has been compelled te
, abandon work , owing to the high
* * *
The regtilgar annual insitute of th
teachers of Cass and Sarpy countiej
will be held in Plattsmouth , begin *
ning Auust 17. Those to assist in
the work are : Former State Super
intendent L. D. Ilarvey of Wisconsin
Superintendent James M. Caughlia
of Wilkeslar , Pa. , and Frank M.
McMurray of iSurmal , 111.
* * *
The north bound train on the B. &
M. frcm Atchison was wrecked about
two miles south of Nebraska City ,
and as a result twelve freight can
are completely wrecked. Brakcmai ;
S. T. Jensen was pinned down undei
a car and badly mangled. He wai
taken to the Neals hospital at Ne
braska City , where he died.
* * *
Mrs. Warren Brittan of Caliaway ,
is suffering from a severe case of
blood poisoning. One of her fingen
had been burned an. she wore a mit >
ten while the finger was sore. Tnt
red lining of the mitlen'poisoned th
burn. At the present time one oi
her arms and the entire right side oi
her body are swollen. Lights hope oi
ter recovejy is entertained.
* * *
Otto Hallstein , the 17 year old son
o George Hallsteio , was found dead
at a railroad crossing one and a ball
miles east of Seward. He had been
to a dance at Bee and was returning
home alone , and it is supposed that
the fast freight on the B. & M.t
which passess Seward about 4 o'clock
in the morning , struck * him as h ?
was crossingg the track. The bnggy
was broken into pieces and the team
wont home , about eight miles * Tne
body was not found until Leonard
Jiallstien , an older brother , drove
from home to find out what the
trouble i , was.
* * *
Last weeks delegates from Hum-
bpldt , Dawson. Porter , Nemaha and
Salem telephone lines met in Hum-
boldt and resolved to associate them
selves under the name of the Richard
son County Mutual Telephone com
pany. Officers were elected as fol
lows : Crush of SalempresidentZook ; :
of Spenser , vice president ; Hummel
of Sortertreasurer ; Page of Dawsonfc
secretary.- . _
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