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The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , Publisher
LET POET ARTHUR GO
SERIOUS ATTEMPT TO RELIEVE -
LIEVE THAT FORTRESS.
Kuropatkin in Sole Command and
it is Said Responsibility Now Rests
on Him All Dissension Has Been
St. Petersburg : Rumors are circulat
ing here that a great naval battle has
taken place * ff Port Arthur in which two
Russian and four Japanese battleships
were .sunk , etaoin etaoin etaoiu oin u
inor can be obtained.
Tokio : The military committee as
signed to bury the Russian dead in the
battle of Nanshan hill at Kin Chou May
20 , presented its final report Sunday.
It was found that ten Russian officers
and GG4 men who fell in the battle had
been carefully buried , and thirty men
were buried by the outposts , making the
total number of killed left behind by the
St. Petersburg' : Relief is felt in mili
tary circles at the removal of dissension
in military counsels. It is understood
'that ' the sole responsibility devolves on
Gen. Kuropatkin , and that no serious at
tempt will be made to relieve Port Ar-
thur. It is reported that the Vladivostok
squadron now consists of three cruisers
.and four ironclads. It is therefore pre-
'suiiKTtl that the squadron has effected a
function with some of the Port Arthur
j Tne newspapers report that there is
. grcat distress in Vladivostok , arising
from the enhanced prices of food.-and it
js feared tliat the > lj'k of petroleum and
candles ss giving out.
Twelve f ranis are arriving daily atT
Liao Yang with reinforcements.
London : The Standard's correspond
ent at St. Petersburg says he hears that
a telegram from Vice Admiral Skrydloff
states that on June 7 he went within
thirty miles of Port Arthur with the
.Vladivostok fleet , and there ran into a
fog. He found several Japanese torpedo
boats and two battleships , which aj-
tacked him fiercely and inflicted some
The Russians returned the fire , but as
none of the Port Arthur ships appeared
Vice Admiral Skrydloffreturned to Vlad
CLOUDBURST IN COLORADO.
3 . . , . .
Lowlands of Colorado Springs Are
Colorado Springs , Colo. : A cloivlhu st
a few miles north of this city raised Mon
ument Creek almost to the point of flood
ing the lowlands of the city. The cloud-
'burst occurred late Sunday afternoon. A
'Rio Grande bridge north of town and a
low wagon bridge were washed out. No
particular damage Avas done here , except
to the water system , but reports of dam
age iJown the Fountain valley are ex
A num' ? r of small houses were swept
away , three-quarters of a mile of Rid
Grande track was washed out. one of the
Rio Grande bridges rendered unsafe , all
the foot bridges and wagon bridges for a
distance of ten miles down stream were
wrecked and considerable damage done1
down the Fountain valley.
MUST TAKE VACATIONS.
Connecticut Bank Clerks Will be
Compelled to Take Rest.
New Haven , Conn. : Bank tellers , book
keepers and clerks iu this city have
learned that hereafter not only will they
be required to take an annual vacation ,
"but that they must make use of the mid
day lunch hour privilege.
It is said that the State Bank Associa
tion will also recommend that it is ad
visable that all banks observe this pre
These regulations have grown out of
the recent charges against a teller in a
local bank who confessed recently that
he had embezzled $70,000 'and covered
the matter through remaining at his desk
without a vacation for a number of years
and never going out during business
hours for lunch.
DEAD ROBBER IDENTIFIED.
The Rio Grande Bandit Was George
Pueblo , Colo. : T. J. Ross and William
Stubbs , railroad laborers who are sup
posed to have beeu in the party winch
held up the Denver and Rio Grande train
several days ago near Glenwood Springs ,
are in Pueblo. Ross was supposed to be
the robber who killed himself after he
had been wounded by the pursuing
The police investigated and found that
Ross and Stubbs were in Pueblo the
night of the crime , having left the grad
ing camp Avhere they were working two
days before the holdup.
The dead robber has been identified as
George W. Kendrick.
Turf Operator Begins Prison Term
Cincinnati , O. : The L'nited States
, court of appeals has denied former Turf
Commissioner W. W. O'Hara a rehear-
'ing in the case in which ie was accused
of using the mails to defraud. He was
taken to Columbus to begin sen-ing his
seventeen months' term in the peniten
Sioux City Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City stock market are as follows : Cattle ,
. $5.40(7/5.80 ( ; hogs , $4.70@4.S5.
Collision in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis , Minn. : As a result of a
collision Sunday between a heavily laden
excursion train on the Minneapolis and
St. Louis ; passenger train three passen
gers were injured and several more or
less shaken up.
Has a Cargo of Purs.
San Francisco , Cal. : The steamer Redondo -
dondo arrived Sunday with a cargo of
furs valued at $250,000. The Redondo is
under charter to the Kamtchatka Com-
'mercial Industrial Company , a Russian
fur trading organization.
MRS. ELIAS DISCHARGED.
No Testimony to Hold Her on Ex
New York : Mrs. Hannah Elias on
Friday was discharged on motion of As
sistant District Attorney Rand at the
conclusion of the testimony of John R.
Platt , the old millionaire who caused her
arrest for extortion.
Mr. Platt prowd a disappointing wit
ness. To questions bearing directly on
the charges on which the woman's arrest
had been made he answered repeatedly ,
"I don't know. "
His helplessness and his apparently un
reliable memory surprised those who at
tended his examination. He did not re
member whether he had given Mrs. Elias
large sums of money during the last ten
years , as charged , and did not remem
ber signing certain papers in connection
with his charges against her.
Immediately after her discharge , Mrs.
Elias was' real-rested on a writ in the
civil suit originally brought against her
by Mr. Platt to recover $085,000. She
was released a few minutes later ou $20-
ROARING WALL OF V/ATER.
Angry Flood Caused by Breaking of
a Colorado Ileservoir.
Lyons , Colo. : A roaring wall of water
sweeping through a huge gap in the Left
Hand reservoir , covering 350 acres ,
struck terror into the hearts of hundreds
in the path of the angry flood from
Ward to Lyons.
Mrs. J. B. Willis , living on' the bank
of the Left Hand Creek , who first no
ticed the break , had barely time to leave
her cabin and notify John Roney , the
telephone operator at Ward , before the
waters swept away her belongings.
Roney sent an alarm over the tele
phone wire to all ranch houses and towns
along the path of the flood. To those-
districts which were not provided with
telephone communication riders were
hastily dispatched , and residents in the
path of the flood fled to higher ground ,
where they huddled together , watching
Hie destructive stream from which they
had been saved by Mrs. Willis' warning.
MEN SUFFERED SEVERELY.
Crew of Schooner Antclopo Jst I
San Francisco. Cal. : The vessel which
made signals of distress off the Farallono
islands Avas the schooner Antelope , from
the Coquille River , Oregon. She sprang
a leak and her cargo of lumber shifting ,
compelled the crew to take to the rigging.
She was towed into port by the tug Sea
The men on board suffered severely be
fore being rescued. For ten hours Mate
Beck clung to the foremast and franti
cally signaled for help , and four othei
members of the crew vainly endeavored
to save the little craft from going to the
BIG CLAIM AGAINST CHINESE.
Mother of Lewis Etzell Will Sue for
? > 20OOO.
Denver. Colo. : Mrs. Mary Etzell ,
mother of Louis Etzell , the war corre
spondent who was killed by Chinese sol
diers , will file a claim against the Chi
nese government for $20.000 damages.
The ease has been put into the hands of
attorneys , who will seek the aid of the
* tate department at Washington in en
forcing the claim.
London : The Daily Telegraph has a
dispatch from Tientsin that Louis Ert-
zell , who was killed by Chinese while act
ing as a correspondent of the Telegraph ,
was buried at Newchwang by direction
of the American minister at Pckin.
ITS GROWTH IS WONDERFUL.
University of Wisconsin Grants 391
Degrees to Students and Others.
Madison , Wis. : Thursday was the
closing day of Wisconsin University's
jubilee week and was given over princi
pally to commencement exercises , which
were held at the armory.
Diplomas were given to 335 students ,
and others received high degrees , mak
ing 301 in all.
The large number of degrees conferred
was a striking mark of the phenomenal
growth of the university since 1854 ,
when only four students were graduated.
Honorary degrees of LL.D. were conferred -
ferred upon thirty-seven men and women
prominent in scientific circles of thi and
Uovesick Mormon Not Insane.
Richfield , Utah : William Nelson is not
insane , but only lovesick , according to a
medical investigation in his case. While
on a mission for the Mormon church a
few months ago Nelson became enamored
of a girl convert and became so troublesome -
some he was sent home by the church
authorities. On his return he renewed
his attentions until he was taken into
custody and examined by physicians ,
who pronounced him sane , but lovesick.
lie was warned to behave.
"Mark Twain's" Wife Dead.
Florence , Italy : Mrs. Samuel M.
Clemens , wife of "Mark Twain , " died of
syncope here Monday. Her remains will j
be sent to the United States for inter-
menu. Mrs. Clemens died painlessly. Mr.
Clemens kneels continually by the cofDu. T
He speaks to no one.
Kauid Dog Bites a Child. *
Chicago : While playing in front of C
her home , 54 Frank Street , Rose Kap
lan , 7 years old. was bitten on the leg by
a dog supposed to have been suffering
from rabies. The animal was killed later
by Policeman O'Sullivan.
Oil Prices Reduced.
Cleveland , O. : The Standard Oil Com
pany Friday reduced the quotations on
all grades of refined oil , naphtha and
gasoline a half cent a gallon.
Fifteenth Death from Distillery Fire
Pcoria , 111. : Adam Werner , who was
struck by a flying timber at the Corning
distillery fire , died Thursday night , mak
ing the total death list fifteen.
Torpedoes in .Raw Material.
Appleton. Wis. : Torpedoes were found
in rags intended for use in the paper
mills here. The workmen are on strike
and it was announced the other day that
Italian strike breakers would be brought
on from New York. It is thought the
vorpedoes were placed in the rags by
Woman Stabs Sister-in-iLiaw.
Philadelphia , Pa. : Mary Richardson *
was stabbed through the heart by May t
Richardson her sister-in-law s
, - - , during a
quarrel. Jealousy was the cause. ' *
Pepdicaris and Varlcy liikely to be
London : The release of Perdicaris
nnd Varley may be expected in a few
days , says the Tangier correspondent of
the London Daily Mail.
Practically all of Raisuli's condition ?
have been accepted by the sultan , an-1
the shereef of Wazan , who is conducting
the negotiations , is satisfied that Raisuli
will receive the suKan's pardon.
"I understand that the bulk of the
ransom will be furnished by the deposed
governor of Tangier , Abdul Sok. who
leaves for Tangier immediately , " says
' 'It is feared that a tribe inimical to
Raisuli , who hold the country between
Tangier and Beniaros , may attempt to
seize the money in transit.
' 'The United States is determined to
deter further acts of brigandage which
are likely to be encouraged as a result
of Raisuli's success , and the release of
Perdicaris will see the beginning of a real
crisis here. "
The correspondent of the London
Times at Tangier says :
"The situation is unchanged. The execution -
ecution of Raisuli's demands that the
armj' should be disbanded denudes th
entire country between Fez and Tangier
of troops , who certainly safeguarded the
main roads of northern Morocco from
plundering mountaineers and prevented
general anxiety. "
Paris : The foreign office has received
length } * advices from the French minister
at Tangier. He says Mohammed El
Torres , the sultan's representative at
Tangier , has chosen his own son to pro
ceed to the mountain retreat of Raisuli.
the bandit chief , and present final terms
to secure the release of Perdicaris and
Varley. The son has already departed
on his mission. Officials expect a suea
LAND IS UNDER WATER.
Important Levee on the Arkansas
River Has Broken.
Pine Bluff. Aik. : Theicvee at Hanna-
berry , on the Arkansas River , broke Fri
day and more than 3,000 acres of cotton
land arc under water.
Every available man , together with
stnje convicts , is working to repair the
Levees down the river on the northern
side are giving way rapidly , and this
lets < the water far inland.
Sherill , in Plumbayou Township , is un
der water , and in some places the water
covers the floors of the stores in the
heart of the town. The whole of Pasto-
ria Township is under water and every
plantation in that district is flooded.
SERIOUS FLOODS IN SOUTH.
Nine Persons Drowned in Indian
Territory Arkansas Damage.
Ardmore , I. T. : The high water has
caused the death of nine persons in In
dian Territory : The dead are Mrs. II.
Wilson , her 2-year-old baby and Miss
Fay Davis , at Mill Creek ; five children
of Tony Jones , at Kiamichi Valley ; a
child , name not learned , at Bengal.
Mrs. Wilson , her child and Miss Davis
were asleep in their ifome when a cloud
burst gorged the creek , which swept
away the building. The bodies were re
All the tributaries of the Washita are
out of their banks and cotton and other
crops have been destroyed.
CHARGED WITH FORGERY.
Banker H. H. Watkins is Arrested
at Enid , Okla.
Enid , Okla. : II. H. Watkins , cashier
of the Citizens' Bank , of this city , which
failed April 30 for $274.000 , was ar
rested here Friday , charged with forgery.
Charles Genderman , a farmer of this
county , alleges that shortly before the
bank failed a draft for $1.000 payable to
_ Genderman was received by Watkins ,
who , it is alleged , indorsed Genderman's
name ou the bank and appropriated the
money. Watkius was released on a
NEBRASKA 50 YEARS OLD.
Principal Celebration of Semi-Cen-
tennial Held in Omaha.
Omaha , Neb. : Nebraska on Friday
celebrated its semi-centennial. The prin
cipal exercises wore held in Omaha ,
where a grand military and civic parade
inarched ] through the downtown streets ,
following which formal exercises were
held at the auditorium. Henry D. Esta-
brook. of New York , a former Nebraskan -
kan , was orator of the day.
Broker Kills Actor.
Albany , N. Y. : Richard E. Prucsser.
a well known broker of this city , shot'
and killed Miles McDonnell , a member
of the Boston Metropolitan stock' ex
change , early Wednesday morning. Both
men were interested in the company and
had been on arfu'cable terms until just
Lefore the tragedy. The cause of the
shooting is a mystery.
Portland Mine is Closed.
Victor , Colo. : In a bloodless assault
made by 150 militiamen and deputies ,
led , by Adjt. Gen. Bell , on the Portland
mine Thursday , the mine was indefinitely
closed , to be reopened later on terms
which will prevent any workman secur
ing work without presenting satisfac
tory working cards from the Mine Own
Fourth Victim of Father's Frenzy
Elizabeth , N. J. : . Albert Pouch , 13
years old , who was shot by his father ,
Joseph M. Pouch , of Roselle , died in the
general hospital here , making the fourth
victim of the murderous frenzy of the
insane father , who shot the boy and his
5-year-old sister , Minnie , just as the
police broke into his home , and then shof
Japanese Hanged in California.
Folsora , Cal. : Kochi Ilaraka was
hanged Iiere Friday for the murder of
Mr. and Mrs. H. Yoshimolo and anothei
Japanese in Sacramento a year and a
Bite of Spider is Fatal.
Knoxville , Tenu. : Mrs. J. C. Wilson ,
of this city , died from the effects of the
bite of a black spider. She was in her
room dressing when the insect bit her ,
and the poison spread so rapidly physi
cians were unable to check it.
Hon. J. Norman Ritchie Dead.
Halifax , N. S. : Hon. J. Norman Ritch
ie , governor of the supreme court of
Nova Scotia , died Monday. He was the
third member of his family to occupy a
seat on the bench of Nova Scotia. Ho
was 70 years old.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Dennison Fighting Hard Trying to
Prevent His Extradition to Iowa
Jurisdiction Interesting liegal
Battle Before Courts at Omaha.
An Omaha special says : The applica
tion of Tom Dennison , accused of com
plicity iu the Shercliffe diamond robbery ,
for a writ of habeas corpus to prevent
his extradition to Iowa under a warrant
issued by Gov. Mickey-came up for
hearing before Judges Day , Troup and
Kedick Monday morning.
Attorney Harry C.Brome , who appear
ed with Elmer E. Thomas in opposing
the application , occupied the time of the
court until the noon recess Avith an ar
gument to show the sufficiency of the re
quisition papers and objecting to the at
tempt of Dennison's attorneys to force
the production of witnesses at Omaha.
He cited a number of authorities in sup
port of his position , contending that an
application for a writ of habeas cor
pus was not the proper place to try the
question of guilt or innocence.
C. J. Smyth appeared with W. J. Connell -
nell in support of Deunison's applica
Mr. Connell , on behalf of Dennison ,
took up the argument of the afternoon
session. lie quoted authority after au
thority to prove his contention that un
less evidence be introduced to show th.it
a person accused is a fugitive from jus
tice he cannot legally be extradited into
Mr. Council's statement was frequently
interrupted i by interrogatories from the
CROP OUTLOOK IN THE STATE
Corn Has Gro\vn Slowly and Fields
Are Becoming Wcetly.
The Nebraska bulletin says : The pr.t
week has been cool and wet. The mean
daily temperature has averaged 3 de
grees below the normal. The rainfall has
exceeded one inch in nearly all portions
of the state , and exceeded two inches in
a considerably area in the central and
The cool , moist weather has been very
favorable for the growth of small grain
and grass. Rye and winter wheat are
heading. Oats and spring wheat have
grown well and rather improved in con
dition. Grass in meadows and pastures
is in unusually good condition. Alfalfa
has made a rank growth in most counties
and is ready to cut for the first time
quite generally , but very little has been
cut yet. Corn has grown slowly and the
fields are beginning to be weedy. Culti
vation has been retarded by the wet con
dition of the soil. In some few counties
corn on low laud has'been damaged by
RIDE PROVES FATAL FOR BOY.
.Jumps from Moving Train and Skull
Tuesday night four boys of Stuart
\vent on a little diversion , and boarded
the blind baggage of the westbound pass
enger to go a couple of stations west , in
tending to return on the 2 a. in. train.
Among them was Edwin Haskin , aged
15 , son of J. X. Haskin. Returning
as the train was crossing a siding four
miles west of Newport at f nil speed ,
young Ilaskin jumped from the train. He
was hurled with such force that his skull
was fractured and he died in a short
The supposition is that he mistook the
siding for the switch at Newport and
jumped from the train to avoid detection
by the crew. An inquest was held at
Newport and the verdict was that death
Nearly Escaped from Jail.
A young fellow , who gives his name as
Charley Smith , charged witlr burglary at
Spaldiug , who has been in jail at Greeley
for a week or two. nearly escaped the
other evening. He had burned a hole in
the floor of his cell with a poker , tun
neled under the foundation of the court
house and made his exit to liberty. Some
lady saw him going through the out
skirts of the town and called the atten
tion of the marghal to the fact that a sus
picious looking character might need at
Farmer Killed in Runaway.
Rudolph Oppliger , a well-to-do Ger-
m.sjn farmer living near Columbus , was
almost instantly killed in a runaway ac
cident. He was returning home with a
load of lumber and while on the Loup
River wagon bridge his team became
unmanageable and ran away , throwing
him out. For a distance he rode upon
the doubletrees , and then fell off and a
wheel ran over him , breaking his neck.
Injured in Runaway.
As the result of a runaway accident
Ray Cassiday , a young farm hand , is
lying at the home of his employer , M. M.
Sterns , of the Spring Creek stock farm.
Hurnboldt , with a fractured rib and in
ternal injuries. The young man was en
gaged in hauling hedge brush when the
team became frightened and ran away ,
landing in a ditch , with one of the horses
on top of young Cassiday.
Partners Quarrel and Mill is Closed
G. "W. Wirt has brought an action in
the district court of Johnson County for
the dissolution of partnership of the Wirt
Milling Company , of Tecumseh. Mr.
Wirt and R. V. Roach are the members
of the company. The mill is shut down
pending the disposition of the matter in
Dies in His Garden.
While at work in his garden Thursday
afternoon A. J. Johnson , of Norfolk , fell
over and immediately expired. The cause
of death is supposed to be heart disease.
Mr. Johnson was 71 years of age.
Find Body in River.
The body of Charles Carteon was found
m the Cadar River just below the milldam -
dam at Fullertou by A. R. Harmon , an
employe of the mill company. Carlson
was a farm hand about 40 years old. No
one seems to know anything of the acci
O'Neill a Dry Town.
For the first time since O'Neill was
placed on the map it is now a dry town ,
the temperance element having succeed
ed in putting the saloons entirely out
INJURED IN A FIGHT.
Two Laborers at Stone Quarries As
sault Fellmv "Workmen.
An affray at a boarding house at the
stone quarries near Wymore promises to
be fatal to one of the participants. Those
engaged were all of them Bohemians.
Brehm and Fraska were intoxicated and
in this condition went to the boarding
house , where they assaulted another la
borer named Blaka , using a hammer and
knives. Aside from being seriously beat
en Blaka is stabbed in several places
with knives. It is not thought possible
he can recover.
After committing the assault Brehm
and Fraska fled , taking refuge in some
timber. Ofllcers from Wymore were
summoned and arrested the two. who are
now confined in the Wymore jail.
Albert Brehm and Fred Flaska. who
stabbed and beat a man named Blaka
near the bone crusher at Wymore Sun
day night , were , bound over to district
court at the preliminary hearinir at Wy-
moreon a charge of assault with intent
to kill , their bond being fixed at $1,000
Two Boys Nearly Blinded by On-
slaked In me.
Clarence McKay , son of George Mc
Kay , merchant of North Platte , anfi
Harry Hughes , son of Thomas Hughes ,
of Colorado , visiting has grandparents
at North Platte , two little boys 10 or II
years of age , met with a painful and se
rious accident through which both of
them may lose their eyesight.
The little fellows in their play got pos
session of some unslaked lime and plac
ing it in a tin can they poured water on
it. when it exploded , the contents of the
can striking them in the face and eyes
and burning them in the most shocking
manner. The ? IcKay boy is the most
seriously injured of the two , one of his
eyes being totally ruined and the other
badly burned , and it is feared blindness
will be the result to both of them.
Physicians were immediately summon
ed and prompt measures taken to relieve
the intense .psiin of the little -sufferers ,
but they are in a very precarious condi
tion , as the accident is likely to leave
them both blinded for life.
MEN ENGAGE IN FATAL DUEL
E. C. Lewis Resents with Bullets
Attentions to His Wife by Another.
Banner County is wrought up over a
shooting scrape that occurred just north
of the Kimball County line Monday.
E. C. Lewis shot and dangerously
wounded Edward Sharp.
Lewis , who is a married man , had
been absent from home for several weeks
and during his absence young Sharp , it
is said , paid undue attentions to his wife.
Upon his return he went out to see
j Sharp. They met on the road and the
Lewis shot twice , the first bullet going
through Sharp's jaw. The second went
through the body and lodged near the
After the shooting both came to Kim-
ball. Lewis gave himself up to the sher
iff and Sharp was placed under the can ;
of Dr. Mockett , who extracted the bul
lets. The chances for recovery are small.
REHEARING IN MURPHY CASE
Bishop Bonacum Continues His
Legal Fight Against Priest.
On application of Bishop Bonacum the
supreme court at Lincoln Thursday
evening granted a rehearing in the long
pending suit of the bishop against Rev.
William Murphy , a priest at Seward.
The supreme court recently affirmed the
decision of the district court giving Fath
er Murphy possession of the parish property -
erty after his dismissal and excommunication -
cation by the bishop.
. . _ _ _ _ _ _
The rehearing is < - ! X 1 J I- *
granted on the alle
gation of Bishop Bonacum that the rul-
ing of the civil courts is in opposition
to the ecclesiastical rule at Rome.
WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
Mrs. A. K. JLuze Hangs Herself at
Mrs. Andrew K. Luze , aged 49 years ,
committed suicide at Stanton by hanging
herself to a rafter in a corn crib. The
woman was missed by her husband early
in the morning. On searching for her
he found her lifeless body in the crib.
She had twisted a sheet into a rope ,
climbed onto a box and after adjusting
it about her neck jumped off.
Ill health is assigned as the cause for
Fatally Injured by Train.
Mrs. Christina Kalokowski , an aged
woman , was struck by northbound Bur
lington passenger train No. DO near Hoag
Wednesday afternoon and fatally injured.
Both her arms were broken , part of one
foot cut off and her body frightfully
bruised. She was walking along the
tracks and being a deaf mute failed to
hear the approaching train. She cannot
Fireman Falls Jrom Engine.
Charles Holt , a fireman on the Burlington -
lington and Missouri River Railroad , met
with an accident at Franklin which re-
suited in his losing four fingers and the
greater part of his right hand. He was
firing on the westbound freight and when
the train was leaving Franklin he slip
ped and fell from the engine one wheel
of the tender passing over his hand.
Volway Asks for Time to Think.
Frank Sheldon , whose real name is
Frank Volway. would
not plead guilty or
not guilty when brought before District
Jffdge Evans , at York , asking that he he
.riven twenty-four hours to consult with ,
his attorney. Volway is said to be want
ed in several places where he is supposed
to have forged checks and drafts.
Child Drowned at Bancroft.
The 3-year-old son of Henry Muhle was
drowned in Omaha Creek , near their
place , about ten miles northeast of Ban
croft. Some of the older children were
sent to the store nearby and the little
fellow followed them and fell in the
creek. The body was recovered.
A Crack Shot.
Cuming County's champion shot , John
Sieverson , of West Point , still holds the
state belt , having successfully defended
it against all competitors at the state
meeting recently held at Columbus. He
broke 579 targets out of a possible G20. : '
May liose Tltambs.
In taking hold of a lawn-mower which , i
his sister was pulling ab'out : the yard , (
Louie LeHane , the 4-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs' W. C. LeHane , of Beatrice- ,
had both thumbs so badly mangled that
amputation may be necessary. <
The Bartley bond case has again rcach-
the supreme court. The transcript of
the proceedings in the district cotirt of
Douglas County , together with a petition-
in error , was filed by the attorney gen
eral. The petition recites twenty-six
grievances , of which the principal ones-
are that "the judgment of the court is un
supported by law" and that "the judg
ment of the court is contrary to law. " "
It prays that the judgment of the dis
trict court be reversed and a new trial bo-
granted. The case had been tried four
times , the last decision rendered by-
Judge Baxter releasing the bondsmen
from all liability , and it is from this de
cision that the appeal is taken * The-
suit is to recover from Joseph II. Bart-
ley and the sureties on his official bond
as state treasurer a shortage of 555 , *
* * *
While talking with his wife at their
home in Lincoln May 29 , death came to-
H. A. Babcock , deputy state treasurer.
For some weeks Mr. Babcock had beeu
feeling ill and for several days has been
almost constantly confined to his home ,
but his death was not looked for by hia
family or friends. Mr. Babcock was
one of the best known men in Nebraska.
He was elected state auditor in 3S02.
Later he was at the head of the insur
ance department under Auditor Weston ,
which place he filled with ability , resign
ing to become deputy to State Treasurer
Mortensen upon the latter's election. Mr.
Morteusen and Mr. Babcock have been
partners in the real estate business : ni < lt
it was with a full knowledge of Mr.
Babcock's ability that Mr. Mortenseu
appointed his deputy treasurer.
' # * *
The month just past was a record
breaker at the state penitentiary , there
being received into the institution 0
prisoners , making a total at this time of
32S , of whom 1)3 ! are employed by the
Lee Broom and Duster Company. Among
those who became prisoners \vas C. W.
Cunningham , who brought with him n
record of the things done in the Iowa
prison. Cunningham oscape-1 while on
parole for some reason or other and hied
himself to Iowa , where shortly after ho
was landed in the penitentiary over
there. As soon as his time was out he
was gobbled up by the Nebraska offi
cials and brought back to continue serv
ing out a term of two years received on
a charge of grand larceny committed in
* * *
The report of Treasurer Mortensen for
the month of May , filed with Auditor
Weston , shows the state's finances to be
in a healthy condition. The balance in
the permanent school fund has reached
$290,235.30 , but this will not be on hand
long , for the reason that warrants for
the new state buildings will soon again
begin to come in and the money will
find investment there. The temporary
school fund at this time contains $170-
006.95 , but considerable of this is yet
to be distributed under the apportion
ment made some time ago. The total
receipts of all funds for the month
amounted to $ ( Jo5.GGG.80 and the total
payments to $013.574.07 , leaving a bal
ance of $585,993.00.
John Carr and others of Stafford , Holf
County , who secured a mandamus to .j
compel the Chicago and Northwester ; * - ' ' -
Railroad to place an agent at Stafford ,
will have to fight out the natter in the
supreme court , because the road has
filed a bill of exception and asked that
the verdict of the lower court be set
aside. In the neighborhood of Stafford
the people raise a lot of hay that they
have heretofore had trouble in shipping
because there was no agent there to look
after it for them , hence the mandamus.
* * *
The semi-annual statement of Auditor
Westou is the most comprehensive anrf
complete ever compiled in the auditor's
office. It shows that the floating debt
of the state has been decreased during
the last six months $280.719.70. The
general fund has outstanding against It
at this time $1,982,457.45 , whicn. is the
only interest bearing debt of the state.
The total indebtedness at the beginning
of the six months amounted to $2,203-
* * *
Arthur W. Richardson has been ap
pointed court reporter by Judge Cornish
to take the place of Victor Seymour ,
who resigned to become deputy clerk of
the supreme court. Richardson was for
merly reporter for Judge Sedgwick and
came to Lincoln about two years ago.
* * *
County Attorney Caldwell intends in
the immediate future to test the consti
tutionality of the compulsory school law.
He has the names of several parents
whose children are not attending school
and j he intends to file complaints against
* * *
Bids for $05,000 bonds issued by tRe
city of Lincoln for the purpose of erect
ing a lighting plant were opened , and it
was found that Kountze Bros , of New
York , had made the best bid , offering to
take the entire lot with a premium of
* * *
A howl has gone up from a number
of taxpayers of Lancaster County be
cause Assessor Miller has notified his
deputies to assess judgment held by
citizens. One citizen in particular has
a number of judgments , ranging froiq
$50 to $200 , some of which are outlawed
and others which are worthless , because
the parties they are against are finar *
daily unable to meet the obligation } * .
These will be taxed just the same , for
the reason that the man holding the judg
ments could get them revived for little
* * * -1
Dr. Disbrow , BO badly wanted ont in
Washington by a man who bought from
him a formula for the cure of the drink
habit , will not have to go back to thai
state and stand trial. Gov. Mickey so
informed the Washington official and '
also Dr. Disbrow , who called upon him.
The Washington authorities have been
after the doctor for about
a year , and on
one occasion Gov. Mickey honored the
requisition , but , as the doctor secured
his release under habeas eorpus proceed
ings , the governor concluded that if
would be useless to give them another
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