Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, July 28, 1904, Image 2

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    The Yalentine Democrats
2. M. RICE , Publisher
ft.ll Bleat Packers' Unions Join-
Teamsters Still Desire to Arbitrate
No Conferences Sunday Strik-
' crs "Wait Until Monday for Action
'A Chicago special says : Determined
DU a fight to a finish to enforce the de
mands of the striking butchers , a sym
pathetic strike of all the union workmen
employed in the meat packing mdustry
throughout the country , with the excep
tion of the teamsters , was declared Mon-
, day.
day.The teamsters employed in the Chica
go plants at a meeting declared in favor
but their decision
of a sympathetic strike ,
sion has not been ratified by the joint
council of the teamsters' uniions.
. Instead of joining in the sympathetic
strike , the teamsters will make another
effort to bring about an adjustment of
the controversy by arbitration. This de
cision was reached late Sunday night at
a meeting of the joint council of the
teamsters' union throughout Chicago ,
who met to give their indorsement to quit
work with the other men. The decision
of the stock yard teamsters was almost
unanimously in favor of striking , but as
It is nesssary , according to the rules , for
the joint council to sanction any strike
movement , all the teamsters in the em
ploy of the packers will remain at work
during the struggle , or until the joint
council gives its permission to strike
should the efforts to seetle the matter by
( conciliation prove nil.
\ The committee appointed at Sunday
flight's meeting was ordered' to get into
communication early Monday morning
[ with the packers.
! If the teamsters' efforts for peace will
prove successful none of the packers' rep-
ireentatives who were communicated
with will say. The decision to make an
other effort was reached at such a late
liour that it is impossible for the pack
ers to get together to decide what an
swer would be given to the arbitration
! The reason given by the teamsters'
council for its action is that it never be-
forex has been consulted in the present
trouble , and that before it would sanc
tion a strike of the stock yards team
sters it wished to make an official inves
tigation of the trouble before asking the
international officers to order the men on
More Than One Hundred Thousand
* Nanios Filed.
A Bonestoel , S. D. , special says : The
Registration at Bonosteel closed Saturday
with a total of 34,034. Monroe Cornick ,
of Butte , Xeb. , was the last man to reg
ister , coining in under the wire just as
the office closed.
The registration has been greatly cut
flown because of the lawlessness that has
existed , aud which the authorities seem
ed helpless to stop.
The registration period closed at Yank-
ton Saturday at G p. m. The city re
mained in perfect order at the close.
Visitors are rapidly leaving. Yankton reg
istered more than all other places com
The official figures showing the num
ber of names filed follow : Yankton , 57-
434 ; Boncsteel , 34,034 ; Fairfax , 8,690 ;
Chamberlain , 0,138 ; total , 10G.29G.
Armed Citizens and Police Patrol
the Streets.
1 A peaceful Sunday was passed at Bonc-
jsteel , S. D. , no incident worthy of mon
s ition occurring to disturb the quietude
jthat enveloped the town. A feeling of
{ confidence that Bonesteel has finally
Ibeen delivered from the reign of terror
'that ' he prevailed during the past week
is spreading , and the citizens aud few
remaining visitors are now breathing
more naturally.
About the same number of police and
armed citizens , however , patrolled the
city Sunday night as were doing like duty
Saturday night , and their services likely
swill be continued as a safeguard. "
Nearly everybody except the residents
J V V , " - of the town has left , either for home or
for Chamberlain to witness the drawing.
, Flies the Confederate FIa < j.
The steamboat Henry Hanley has ar-
'rived at St. Louis from Nashville , Tenn. ,
T- * flying two flags , the stars and stripes and
- . - X 'the ' confederate flag. Before leaving
'Nashville ' the confederate flag was
.brought on board and Miss Nannie Han-
ley , daughter of one of the steamer's
owners , hoisted the flag , which is placed
just below the American flag. Miss
Hauley's father was a confederate offi
Sioux City Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux ,
City stock market follow : Butcher
steers$5.00. Hogs , $4.S5g5.00. (
Mayor Will Stop Card Parties.
' Maj'or Williams , of Memphis , Tenn. ,
has announced that a gambling crusade
( which he will inaugurate will include
card parties for women only , at which
[ handsome prizes are offered for the high
est scores , and he has created a sensa
tion in local society.
Kills , a Farmer.
! WilIoughby Hartung , a South Albion ,
( Mich. , farmer , was struck by lightning
jSaturday afternoon and killed almost iu-
President Donnelly Ajjain Calls Out
the Butchers.
The stock yards strike , renewed Fri
day morning in Chicago and in all the
other points where the hog packing com
panies have branches , because the strik
ers were dissatisfied with the manner in
which the employers proposed to rein
state their former employes , pending a
settlement by arbitration , will continue
for another day or two at least.
A joint conference between represent
atives of both sides to the controversy
and representatives of the allied trades ,
in an attempt to bring about a peace
able adjustment of this second strike ,
was unsuccessful and the meeting was
adjourned Friday night at 8:30 : o'clock
with the understanding that another
conference would be held later.
. In the following statement given out
by President Donnelly , of the butchers'
union , the reason why the strikers re
fused to return to work Friday is given :
"The packers signed an agreement that
there would be no discrimination in the
rehiriug of the men. This was accepted
by the officers of the organization in
good faith. On the return of the men
Friday morning they were lined up like
cattle. The foreman and superintend
ents walking through the line would pick
out a man and say , 'You come up , ' the
'next man would be pushed out of the line
and told , that he could not be used. It
was.always the active union men whom
they could not use. We carried out the
agreement perfectly and the strike vras
only called after the packers had violated
the same. This has been their system in
the past and that was our main reason
for insisting on the time limit in the
agreement. In spite of this the packers'
intention was to hire only such men as
were favorites. They also hired men in
some of the departments who had not
been employed prior to the strike.
"Superintendent Pension , of the Ar
mour canning department , addressed the
employes in the following language this
morning : 'You went away like cattle
and we will take you back like cattle. '
This language was used both to men
and women. "
Uncle Sam's Fighters May be Sant
to Bonesteel , S. D.
Government troops are being held in
readiness for a rush to Bonesteel , S. D. ,
and will be called at the first sign of ad
ditional disturbance.
Clerk McPhaul has been authorized ,
in case of any more disturbances , to close
the government registration office and
move to Fairfax.
The town trustees are uncertain as to
what they really want. Thursday night
at 9 o'clock they asked for troops , and
an hour later recalled the request ;
at midnight they awoke Clerk in Charge
McPhaul , holding up their hands and
saying they were unable to meet the sit
Clerk McPhaul immediately sent a long
telegram to the general government at
Washington detailing the desperate con
dition of affairs and submitting the re
quest for troop * . lie was informed the
request would have to be made through
the governor of South Dakota.
Stimmell Dies in the Electric Chair
at Columbus.
Charles Stimmell , convicted of th >
murder of Joseph W. Sheido , a book
keeper at Dayton , O. , was electrocuted
in the annex at the Ohio penitentiary
at Columbus a few minutes past mid
night Thursday night. He was taken
from the death cell at 12:01 , strapped in
the chair at 12:02 , and after a single
shock had been administered was pro
nounced dead at 12:08. His last words
were : "I hope the curse of a dying man
will follow the judge and prosecutor who
sent me to the grave. "
Stimmell was four times reprieved by
the governor and the last time narrow
ly escaped electrocution through failure
to officially notify the warden of the
penitentiary of the respite.
Charges Made in Suit for Five Mil
lions Against Heinze.
F. Augustus Heinze and his agents
are now charged at Butte , Mont , with
having taken advantage of iii. < -ground
workings in the Minnie Healy mine to
loot the rich ore bodies in adjoining
mines belonging to the Boston and Mon
tana Company. The value of the alleged
plunder is placed at $5,750,000 in a suit
that has been begun in the district court ! !
by the Boston and Montana Company ,
the Montana Ore Purchasing Company
and E. H. Wilson.
Crew Tells of Escape.
Capt. John Humphries and the rescued
members of the crew of the Creedmore
have arrived in New York City. The
Creedmore , left New York on Wednes
day with a cargo of 450,000 gallons
of naphtha , gasoline and benzine for
Liverpool. The vessel took fire , the crew
took to the boats , and were rescued by a
passing vessel.
Tension Relieved.
Spencer Eddy , the American charge
d'affaires at St. Petersburg , has cabled
the state department at Washington that
the British embassy has been officially
notified the Malacca has been released ,
and in consequence the existing tension
will be relieved.
Murderer Shoots Himself.
Fred E. Hokuf , who confessed to the
kiPjng of Peter Johnson , at Sibley , la. ,
shot himself in the stomach Friday after
noon. It is thought he cannot recover ,
He says he has had the gun ever since
his arrest.
Aged .Lawyer Dies.
Edward T. Parish , one of the oldest
members of the St. Louis , Mo. , bar , is
dead at the age of 70 , from a stroke of
apoplexy. Mr. Farish was at one time
counselor- '
city ,
Clash Between Police and Toughs
at Bonesteel.
The Bonesteel' , S. D. , city authorities ,
goaded into action by numerous com
plaints of lawlessness , attempted to es
cape from their position of surrender to
the grafters Thursday night and for'an
hour riot reigned in the streets.
At 9 o'clock the city authorities again
surrendered. Removing the new chief of
police , O'Brien , they put in another , Pat
Browns , of Pittsburg , a well known de
tective. The situation is still precarious
and murder and fighting may break out
at any time.
The government at Washington has
been communicated with and some hot
telegrams have been flying over the
Mayor Erb and Trustee Parkinson ac
knowledged they were unable to cope
with the situation , but later , in view of
the short time remaining before the close
of registration , withdrew the request and
decided to go it alone.
However , troops can be brought in
quickly from neighboring posts and the
protection of the government will follow
a failure of the city authorities to keep
their agreement. The trouble started
Thursday night when the new Chief of
Police O'Brien attempted to arrest a
three shell man , named Sam Calvin. He
was spirited away by the gamblers aud
the trouble started again when the man
was put under arrest < the second time.
Shooting was freely indulged in in
front of the registration office and spe
cial police were sworn in. Ax helves
were sawed in two for "billies. " Officers
were walking up and down the street
with their revolvers in their hands and
many of them with bloody faces , the re
sult of fights with tough characters.
Grafters have secured stars and are
openly wearing them in the protection of
their work.
Things have reached a crisis and a
clash between the police and the tough
element is orpectod at any moment. Two
hundred volunteers have been called for
and County Attorney Backus is swearing
them in as soon as they can be secured.
One more effort was made Thursday
night by respectable people and by the
more conservative gamblers who wanted
to avoid trouble to secure the reinstate
ment of Chief of Police Nelon , but the
town trustees refused to publicly ac
knowledge their mistake , even in the face
of the throats. The new chief , Pat
Browns , is a cool-headed officer. Chief
O'Brien has been walking around Bone-
steel with a gun as long as his arm , ex
cited and nervous. It is expected the
town will be torn loose at the close of
the last day of registration.
Officers of Institution Say No Money
Was Secured.
Two men entered the new State Bank ,
of East Moline , 111. , Thursday , blew up
the big safe with nitroglycerin , and , al
though securing no money , according to
the officers of the bank , they demolished
the entire bank building.
Armed posses followed several clews
without result. Every sheriff in Illinois
and eastern Iowa has been notified and
the capture of the men is expected be
fore very long , as one of the robbers is
thought to have been seriously injured
in the demolition of the building. Firing
in the direction of Hampton , 111. , by a
posse Thursday morning caused consid
erable excitement.
Illinois "Wife Murderer Taken After
a Desperate Fi ; ht.
Frank Pierce Thursday shot and killed
his wife at his home in Canton , 111. , and
then held the entire police force at bay
for several hours. The sheriff's force
was summoned from Lcwiston.
Pierce said there would be another
dead one in the house as soon as he talk
ed with his brother-in-laAV , whom he had"
requested to see regarding the disposition
of his effects. Pierce is supposed to be
At the request of Pierce , Undertaker
Messier consented to enter the house and
prepare the woman's body for burial ,
when officers rushed in and captured
Pierce , after a desperate fight.
One Chicago Policeman Fatallj
Hurt in Fijjht.
In a riot growing out of an attempt tc
take a dog from a Maxwell Street tene
ment house at Chicago , Thursday , Police
man Lillis was fatally injured with an
ice pick. Several dog catchers were
knocked unconscious with stones aud
three received bullet..wounds.
The police quelled the disturbance by
firing into the crowd which was attack
ing the dog catchers.
British Near Lhassa.
The British mission to Tibet July IS
forced the passage of the ice clad Karola ,
the highest pass on the road to Lhassa ,
The Tibetans retired early in the engage
ment , sniping the advancing British sol
diers from neighboring cliffs. The British
are twenty-nine miles from Lhassa ,
Ends the Lives of Three.
At Buffalo , N. Y. , Edgar G. Wash-
burn , a board of trade man , shot and
killed his wife and daughter Friday Jind
then committed suicide. It is believed
the deed was committed while Washburn
was suffering from temporary insanity.
Many Miners Arrested.
The military authorities at Victor ,
Colo. , are making many arrests at the
Portland mines. It is alleged that miners
in the interest of the Westeiu Federation
of Miners have organized a walkout in
afbody fo embarrass the operation of the
9 *
Senator Vest Is Very 111.
Ex-Senator Vest is in a serious condi
tion at his home at Sweet Springs , Mo.
He appears to be growing weaker each
day and his vitality is very low , -
Knmboldt Boya Are Seen Stealing
Beer Having no Money to Pay
Fines the kittle Fellows Offer to
"Work on Streets.
An interested crowd of sp ators filled
the council room at Humboldt to listen
to the hearing before Justice Smith of
the seven lads charged by James B. Da
vis with entering the beer storage house
and purloining fifteen bottles of beer. Di
rect evidence could be secured against
ten lads , but as two had left the city and
one turned state's evidence , only seven
were arraigned. All the accused , except
one , pleaded guilty , and each was fined
$1 and costs.
The lads had no money to pay the
fines , but expressed a willingness to work
on the streets. This was rather amusing ,
as the youngsters ranged in age from 10
to 15 years. After a slight parley the
parents of a few appeared and paid the
fines of their sons , leaving three to be
locked up for a few hours. Later all
were turned loose. The boys say about
sixteen were engaged in the escapade
and the arrest of the others will follow.
Mr. Davis has been missing the liquor
for some time and estimates that in all
over 200 bottles have been taken. He
set a watchman the other night and the
latter caught the boys in the act of put
ting one of their number , Roy Allen ,
through a window , where a pane of glass
had been broken out , and he handed the
fifteen bottles to the boys on tiie outside.
There was quite a scramble on the part
of the youngsters to turn state's evidence ,
but only one boy managed to procure his
freedom by this means.
Ravenna Man Fell from a Window
of a Fremont Hotel.
Louis Zimpfer , of Ravenna , is supposed
to have fallen from a second story wind-
dow of the Labell House at Fremont
and will probably die from the effects of
his injuries. lie was on his way to
Bonesteel and while waiting between
trains drank hoavilj * . Late Wednesday
evening he got a room at the Labell
House and went to bod. Ho was found
by a policeman about 1 o'clock lying on
the ground at the side of the building
aud unable to move. lie was carried in
and a doctor summoned , who found him
paralyzed from his waist down and oth
erwise injured internally. Thursday his
condition was about the saint and the
doctors give no hopes of his recovery.
He is a baker by trade and owns some
property in Ravenna. lie has a wife-
and four children.
Love-I/orn Soldier Attempted to
Take His Own Life.
Sheriff Rosenberger , of Hartingtou , in .
response to a teleirram from the United
States military authorities , arrested Ed
win Johnson at the home of his parents ,
fourteen miles east of Hartington , on the
charge of desertion from the army. When
making the arrest the sheriff discovered
that the young man had been shot , and
upon inquiry was informed that he had
siiot himself in the left shoulder late
the evening before , the evident cause of
which was a love affair.
The prisoner is now lodged in the jail
at Hartington awaiting orders of the
United States authorities. The doctors
probed for the bullet , but were unable to
find it.
Mind Unbalanced as Result of an
Accident Years Aio.
Lew H. Davis , former chief of the fire
department at Fairbury , committed sui
cide by drinking carbolic acid. After
taking the dose he walked out of the
house and was found lying in the street
dead. He has been mentally unbalanced I
since an accident several years ago in
which his skull was fractured.
He leavesa wife and two children , and j
was a member of the Odd Fellows , and 1
Ancient Order of United Workmen
Rain Helps the Corn.
One of the heaviest rains of the sea
son fell at Shelton Wednesday night ,
and now the ground is thoroughly soak
ed. This rain will place the corn crop in
the best shape it has ever been at this
time of year and corn is further ad
vanced than in any former year and fully
two weeks ahead of last season. Many
fields are now tasseling and other crops in
Choked on a Chicken Bone.
John Hoyt , of Papillion , while on his
way to Boncsteel , met with a painful ac
cident. He was eating his lunch , when
a small chicken bone lodged in his throat.
He immediately returned to Papillion ,
but the doctor was unable to remove the
bone. John then went to a hospital at
Omaha , where the bone was cut out.
Orjaniz3 Commercial Club.
Yalentine business men have organized [
a commercial club with J. H. Cornell I
president. The object of this organiza
tion is to make known the many advan
tages of Valentine and tributary country j
and to work systematically for the advancement - j
vancement and upbuilding of this already
progressive and prosperous town.
Cut His Throat. .
Jacob Eggert , of Ashland , who cut his
throat with a razor with suicidal intent
Tuesday morning , died AVednesday morn
ing at 5 o'clock at his home , northwest
of that city.
Names Goiild for -Senator.
A Greeley special says : Edwin D.
Gould , of Greeley County , has been , .
named for senator by the Republicans of ; !
this district. j
Eight Years for Connolly.
The jury , after being out ten hours at
Harrison , brought in a verdict finding
James Connolly guilty of manslaughter
for the killing of Henry H. Miller. Judge
Westover sentenced him to eight years in
the penitentiary.
Lightning Strikes Chur vh.
During an electrical storm lightning
struck St. Mary's Catholic church at
Dawson , tearing the shingles from ihe
steeple and badly scorching the wood
work. The heavy rain prevented the edi-
fipe from takinir , . t
Annual Celebration of the Omaha
Indians Now in Progress.
A Homer special says : The snnual
powwow of the Omaha tribe of Indians
commenced Tuesday on their reservation ,
about two and one-half miles west of the
Omaha agency , and will last for a week.
Sunday is exected to be the big day ,
and there is likely to be a large attend
ance. /
Under instructions from the agent or
bonded superintendent the celebration
this year will be in charge of the Omaha
council , which has named Career La-
Flesche as secretary , and who , with the
president , will have charge of the festiv
ities , which bid fair to be up to the usual
standard. There will be Indian dances ,
horse races and sports galore.
An effort was made by the agent to
have the annual powwow abandoned , but
the Indians refused to sacrifice their cus
toms and gave the agent to understand
that this is their week to celebrate.
Randolph Farmer Signs Notefor $22O
Under Misapprehension of Facts.
A set of smooth lightning rod grafters
beat a farmer east of Randolph out of
$ 220 by a game that , though old , made
good in this case. The farmer signed a
contract by which 173 feet of rod waste
to be put up free and for the balance he
waste pay 75 cents per foot. This con
descension was made for the purpose of
using the job for advertising purposes ,
the grafters claiming to have an agent
at Sholes who would make the territory
and board with the victim at $1 a day
and 75 cents a day for horse feed. After
the rods were in place the grafter pre
sented a bill for $240 for eight points at
$30 each , deducting $3.75 for horse feed
and enough more to make the bill even
$220. The farmer got rattled and signed
a note for this amount payable to J. H.
McCaron , of Lincoln.
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Get Two Hundred in Coin Besides
Many Valuable Articles.
Late Friday evening robbers broke into
several stores at Union and si-cured con
siderable booty from two of them. The
thieves entered Dean's hardware store at
the rear of the building. They ransack
ed the store , taking all of the revolvers ,
razors and bilvenvare. The money draw
er was broken open and about $100 in
coin akon. At Franz's general store the
money drawer was broken open and
over $100 in silver dollars taken , the rob
bers not touching the small coin. The
stock of goods was ransacked and every
thing of value taken.
The sheriff made an investigation , but
could not find a clew to the guilty par
Vicious Canine Attacks Mother and
Son Near Papillion.
While playing with his large dog the
10-yoar-old son of Mr. Plumback , near
Papillion. was attacked by the dog and
severely bitten in a large number of
places. Hearing the cries of her son
Mrs. Plumback ran to drive away the
dog and was also attacked aud thrown
souseloss to the ground. The hired man
then arrived and shot the doc.
As Mr. Plumback resides about six
miles from Papillion , medical aid could
not be summoned at once. However ,
when the doctor did arrive he cauterized
the wounds of the boy and reports him
to be getting along nicely.
Boy Killed by Accident.
The 10-year-old son of Mrs. George
Ilillor. who lives n ar Lewiston , was shot
and killed by the accidental discharge of
a shotgun. The boy had gone to the
field with his two older brothers to see
thorn start the binder. He was seated
on the machine holding the gun with one
hand over the muzzlo. when in some
manner the gun slipped off its resting
place and was discharged. The contents
tore through his hand and struck him in
the face near the chin , passed upward
J I and found lodgment in the brain. A
I pIiy.Mcian was hastily summoned , but the
j i injTlry was fatal and the boy died a few
j hours later ,
Burglars Are Held.
The preliminary trial of James Pent-
' ford and James Kdirar , two tramps , who
wore caught breaking into the house of
Adam O'Neal , living northwest of
Pierce , last Aveok. was held before Jus
tice C. F. McDonald. The evidence
plainly showed the prisoner's guilt. After
the evidence .was all in the attorney for
| the defense asked for a postponement
and this was agreed to.
Jeweler Robbed.
When H. S. Knapp , of Bertrand , open
ed his jewelry store for business the oth
er morning ho discovered that all the
goods in his window and some from the
show cases had disappeared. Six gold
watches , a dozen lockets , a large num
ber of chains , brooches and cheap specta
cles Avere carried off. The goods taken
represented a value of about S175.
Child Dies from Burns.
A lamp exploded in the home of Len
Gormley at P.titto. Tiie flames enveloped
Gormley's wife and their 4-yoar-oId and
2-week-old children. The children were
badly burned and the oldest , Aubrey ,
died Wednesday afternoon. Gormley'S
Avifo is in a serious condition. The house
was saved , but the furniture was wreck-
Kaces at Tekamah.
The opening meet of the Nebraska cir
cuit of light harness races occurred at
Tokamah Wednesday with 107 entries.
The track was heavy most of the day
from Tuesday night's rain , but dried out
during the afternoon and three race's
were pulled off in SOAV time.
Two Boys Are Drowned.
Two boys , aged rdospectively 13 and
10 , sons of a farnn-r named Trosp , of
Fairbury , wore drowned while bathing
in the Blue River. The bodies were re-
, Two Deaths at Omaha.
Two deaths and another serious
tration occurred at Omaha from intense
heat , which carried the thermometer to
97 degrf-es at one time during Monday.
Abram S. Alexander , a florist , and John
Waybright , a pressman , died and George
W. Enger , a laborer , may not recover
from being prostrated.
Dies at Breakfast Table.
Mrs. Wm. Kinney fell dead while at
the breakfast table at her home west of
Lyons. She was 53 years old , and her
husband died several years ago.
Short Notes.
At Fnlls City , the Episcopal congrega
tion will erect a $2,000 rectory. It Will
be started at once.
The farmers about Goehnor are prepar
ing to build a farmer's elevator. They
have now raised $2,500 and will soon
have the necessary sum.
The wheat harvest around Sewartl is
in full blast. The wheat is rusted and
will be a two-thirds crop. Early oats arc
also being harvested now.
The executive committee of the Pie
neers' and Old Settlers' Association ol
Burt County will meet at Tekamah to fix
a date for the annual reunion.
A valuable horse belonging to a son
of Peter Neis , a prominent German
farmer residing about ten miles southwest
of Beatrice , died as a result of a rattle ,
snake bite.
The quarantine at the Soldiers Home
at Grand Island has boon raised. No
more cases of smallpox have appeared
and those afflicted have all easily over ,
come the disease.
Aug. 23 , 24 and 25 arc the dates
for the fraternal order picnic to bo he
in Falls City. All the fraternal ordei
join in this event and it grows bigger and
better each year.
The Queen City Creamery Company or
Beatrice has purchased" property at the
corner of Court and Second Streets , on
which it proposes to erect a two-story
building to cost $15.000.
The Nebraska City Commercial Club
is considering a proposition from the
Sure Hatch Incubator Company of Clay
Center , which is desirous of moving its
factory to Nebraska City.
The intensely hot weather of the past
week at West Point has been of incal
culable benefit to growing corn. The
plant is makinc a phenomenal growth
and is very strong and thrifty.
Burglars effected an entrance to th <
residence of M. C. Cassin at Columbus ,
They Avore discovered before they had
secured much , and are now in jail and
will answer to a chariro of burglary.
Rev. P. . M. Long. D. I ) . , of Lincoln ,
preached the dedicatory sermon of the
First Presbyterian church at Allianrp
The church is one of the most substan
tial and handsome edifices of Avesterr
Eighty-five dollars per acre A\-as the-
price paid last week for 1(50 acres of fine
farm land near Columbus. The land if
six -miles from town , and two years age
it sold for $05 per acre and eight years
ago for $35.
The contract for the erection of the
neAv school building at West Point , the
bonds for wlwch were lately voted by the
citizens , has boon bees ? awarded to Con
tractors Itamm and Darr. Work has
boon already commenced.
E. M. Wostorvclt. right of way man
for the Burlington Company , paid Beatrice -
rice a A-isit recently and gave out the
information that it was the intention ol
the company to IKIA-O the HOAV depot built
there before cold weather.
The board of supervisors at Seward ad
journed Tuesday until Aug. 9. At that
time , if crop prospects are good , it ia
probable they Avill decide to submit a
court house proposition to bo voted on at
the regular election this fall.
One of the most terrific thunder and
rain storms that has taken place in Osce-
ola and Polk County occurred on Sat-
uiday night and lasted until nearly
morning , during which time tAVo and one-
quarter inches of AA-ater fell.
Postmaster Carl Kramer , of Columbus ,
says that his report of business done at
the postoffico for the year ended June 30 ,
1004 , is some $400 in excess of the
umo of business for previous years , "a jtl
is the largest in the history of the oflico
With his report he renews his request
for carriers for free delivery for Colum
Chester Anstine , son of Douglas Au-
stine , liA-ing north of Seward , was rid
ing a horse when it ran into a barbed
wire fence , severely cutting the left leg of
the boy above the ankle. The little fel-
IOAV. who is only 9 yoilrs of ago , hero
ically endured the pain until he could be
brought to town and have a surgeon take
the necessary stitches.
The Gage County board of supervisors
allowed the pending claims for bridges ,
amounting to $9,000. and contracted for
the construction of twenty-seven new
bridges , which Avill cost about $15,000.
One of these is a large steel bridge , to
bo built OA-er the Blue River on the line
botAveen Riverside and Rockford Town
Some fields of wheat in the vf-
oinity of Beatrice have been cut the past
few days , but the yield is so i > oor that it
hardly pays to harvest it. The past
Aveek has been very warm and dry , and
corn is looking fine. A feAv more days ,
of dry weather and the fannersvill
have most of their corn laid by for the
Ever since the election at Osceola last
spring when the electors -
A-oted in a board
on the question of water AA-orks , the vil
lage board has boon wrestling AA'ith dif
ferent wojks and propositions. They
want to give the people the best that can
be secured for the money and think that
a proposition to the people to A-ote bonds ,
to the amount of $25.000 would carry.
The county commissioners haAe grant
ed to the village of Groeley Center the
right to construct a ditch on the sec
tion line north of town from a point
where the surface water flows off section
1 duo Avest of Spring Creek. Much dam
age has been done to property in thetowa
this spring from water flowing- through
the streets and alleys , and the above will
bo a much needed improvement.
A committee from the Commercial
Club at Falls City appeared before the
county board to have
a talk about the-
county roads and see'if something could
not be done to better them. The club-
wants help from the county to fixthe -
bottom roads. Every spring the nu-i
chants of Falls City lose hundreds &
dollars worth of business on UCCCUllt '
the impassable condition of the bo on"
roads leading into town.
While Osy '
HutcJi-'uson was working
iir the field *
on his farm near Holmes
ville recently he
fonnd a picture of the
five Herns
brothers , whose home wa *
destroyed m the cyclone which passed
over that section a few weeks . f
ago. he
photograph had been blown seven mjw
and Avas not damaged in the least.
Alex Wallace , of Gordon , 19 years old
was drowned at the race at Atkinson'
After supper he , with two or three oth
ers went out for a swim. The
water .
than heretofore and
, getting fate
in a few