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The Valentine Democra
VALENTINE , NEB.
L M. RICE , Publish *
WEECK IN CHICAGI
ACCIDENT ON LAKE SHORE ANI
Twelve Persons Injured , Seven
Fatally Enginemen at Their Post
Taken from the Debris Uncon
scions , and Engineer May Die.
A passenger train on the Lake Shor
and Michigan Southern Railroad AVJI
wrecked Saturday afternoon at the cros ;
ing of the track at Root Street , Chicag <
Accounts of the cause of the accidei ;
differ , some of the railroad people clain
ing that the train ran into an ope
switch , and others saying that the locc
inotiA'e jumped the track because of
Twelve persons were injured , and se\
oral of them may die.
The train Avas going at a. high rate o
speed to make up lost time. The track
are elevated and the accident happene <
just before the train reached the viaduc
crossing over Root Street.
The engine left the track , but the for
part of the tender struck the end of tin
viaduct railing and was torn to pieces
The engine plunged to the far side of tin
viaduct , Avhere a rail torn from its fast
cnings rose on end and transfixed tin
rear of the engine cab and fore part o :
the baggage car. It held the wreckage S (
closely that several hours' work Avith colt
chisels Avas necessary before the wreck
age of the car could be removed. The
four cars next behind the baggage cai
were piled in a heap at the north end
of the viaduct , and all of them badlj
An overturned stove in the rear coacli
set fire to the wrcckaare , but it was ex
tinguished by the fire department before
it had gained much headAvay.
The engineer and fireman remained at
their posts until the last , and both men
Avere pulled out from the debris uncon
ESCAPE OF DARING ROBBER
Ills Quick Wit Enables Him to Get
Just at the close of banking hours Sat
urday a man in the lobby of the Firsc
National Bank of San Francisco , observ
ing the cage door leading behind the
counter ajar , pushed it aside , Avalked in.
and helping himself to a bag containing
$20,000 in gold coin , made a rapid exit.
He immediately slowed down his pace
and walked into a side entrance of the
Brooklyn Hotel which leads to the din
ing room , closely folloAved by C. K. Mc-
Intosh , an employe of the bank. AA-ho had
Avitnessed the theft. Seeing he was pur
sued , the thief turned into the hotel oflico
where he was overtaken and seized by
Mclnto.sh. When asked to turn over the
money he said it AA-as his OAVII. The bag
was taken from him , hoAvever , and it's
contents found to have been undisturbed.
The daring robber , Avho is about : ; . "
years of age and Avell dressed , called on
the people in the hotel office to see if lie
had not told the truth by accompanying
him to the bank only a few feet away.
He Avalked to the corner undisturbed ,
boarded a street car Avliich was passing
and soon was out of sight. lie is now
being searched for by the police.
HERBERT BISMARclc DEAD.
Son of Famous German Chancellor
is No More.
Prince Herbert Bismarck died Sunday
morning at 10l.r o'clock at Friedrichs-
ruhe. The end was painless.
Since he ceased to be foreign minister
on the retirement of his father in ] Si ) ( ) ,
Prince Herbert Bismarck had taken part
in public affairs only as a member of the
reichstag. His attitude had been that of
a man not appreciated by his sovereign ,
and AA-ho was awaiting in the background
for an opportunity to resume his career.
His delivery as a parliamentary speak
er improA-ed year by year. He ahvays
declined to join any political group , and
was called an independent and haughty.
His imperious manner in early life , Avhen
he - - conscious of the
AA-as OA-er fact that
Le was the son of the most pOAverful
statesman in Europe , softened in later
ii Explosion of Dynamito.
An explosion of dynamite under the
house of Julia White , in East Race
Street , Martinsburg , W. Ya. , in which
1 a dance Avas in progress , killed John liar-
Harris , colored ; fatally injured Jennie
i ! Smith , and hurt Julia While so badly
that she may die.
English Seal Poacher Captured.
It is announced from Vladivostok that
an English seal poacher named Thomson ,
who took advantage of the Avar to make
the Pribyloff islands his hunting grounds ,
has been captured and his schooner sunk.
Thomson lias been imprisoned at Xiko ,
Sioux City Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City stock market follow : Butcher
[ steers , ? 5.10. Hogs , $ S.J5@5.CO.
Killed by a Baseball.
Edward Johnson , a member of the
, OalPark Baseball Club , at Chicago ,
was killed by a batted ball during a game
Saturday afternoon. The ball struck
him just beloAV the heart , and he died
, in three minutes.
Fined for Taking of Bribo.
In the superior court at Grand Rapids ,
Mich. , Judge Newhain sentenced James
jMcCooI and Clarke Slocum , who pleaded
( guilty to bribery in the Lake Michigan
deal , to pay a fine of ? uOO each.
RUSSIA GIVES II * .
Answer to Notes 011 the Subject
A St. Petersburg special states th
Russia has giA-en her answer to t
American and British notes on the sn
ject of contraband of Avar.
Her answer Avas communicated to Ai
ba.ssador Harding Friday afternoon , v <
bally , by Foreign Minister Lamsdor
and bears out the predictions on t
subject by the Associated Press.
The ambassador was informed , in <
feet , that the government has agreed
the view of the United States as to tl
conditionally contraband character
foodstuffs and fuel , and that suppl
meiitary instruction has been issued
the Russian naA-al commanders and pri
courts , calling their attention to tl
misinterpretation which had been plac <
upbn the prize regulations.
In effect , the HCAV instructions w :
place the burden of proof that foo
stuffs , etc. , are designed for belligerei
purposes , upon the captor.
The neAr instructions Avill im-olve a r
A-ersed judgment of the Vladivostok pri ;
court by the admiralty court in the ca ;
of proA-isions confiscated.
A direct ansAver to the American no
is expected soon.
Russia , in Count Lamsdorf's respon ;
to Ambassador Hardinge , in princip
meets the VICAVS of the American and tl
British governments regarding foodstnfi
and coal and other fuel as being cond
tional contraband , distinctly placing thei
in the category of articles susceptible (
uses both in AA-ar and in peace and ji
such only confiscatable when consigned t
blockaded ports or destined for militar
or for naval forces of the enemy.
Shipments in the ordinary course c
trade by pri\-ate persons or firms , even t
an enemy's port , may be regarded prim
facie not contraband , but on this poin
tlistinct reservation is made.
The simple fact of consignment by pr
vate persons does not preclude the possi
bility that the articles are not ultimate ! ,
destined for belligerent forces , and Rn.
sia insists that it be not necessarily rt
garded as conclusive cA'idence of the innc
cent character of the goods. In othe
Avords , irregular papers or other suspi
cious circumstances might vitiate the as
sumption of innocent character , bu
Avhere such suspicion Ss raised the bur
den of proof to Avarrant legal seizure is t (
rest on the captor. Count Lamsdor
pointed out , hoAvever , that captains o
merchantmen also owed a duty in sucl
FALL OF BURNING BRIDGE.
A. Fatal Accident near Stillwater ,
At Stilhvater. Minn. , the bridge across
-he St. Croix RiA-er , Avliich is a mile long ,
? xtending to the Wisconsin side , caught
ire. The fire created considerable coin-
notion. and the fire department , in re
sponding to the alarm , Avas folloAved by
he usual croAvd of persons. The fire
lad so Aveakened one of the spans of the
ather ancient structure that Avhen the
ire apparatus and the croAvd attempted
o cioss it it fell into the water , about
Aventy feet beloAV.
About tAventy persons were precipi-
ated Avith the Avreckace into the Avater.
.nd tAvo were killed and five seriously in-
ROBBED OF JEWELS.
kToung Croolc Is Arrested in Hos
pital at Marion , Incl.
Win. DeA-y , a detective of the XCAV
! brk police department , Avent to Marion ,
nd. , in search of Wm. McKenzie , alias
Vin. J. Valentine , alias Win. Start , who
; wanted on a charge of having robbed
: OAV York people of JJO,000 : worth of
nvelry. He was found in a local hos-
ital and acknoAvledged he was the fugi-
McKenzie is only 23 years old , but he
as served three terms in XCAV York and
'ew Jersey prisons on charges of dia-
FOR GREAT STRIKE.
ocialists Decide on General Walk
out in Italy.
To protest against a conflict between
ie strikers and police in which tAvo strik-
s were killed , the socialists at Rome
* ve decided on a general strike through-
it Italy , which began Friday at Milan
id threatens to spread through the
The government has taken extraordi-
iry measures to suppress the strike and
is stopped all telegrams referring to if.
Identified as a Murderer.
Jaseph Briggs , Avho was arrested at
liicago on suspicion of being connected
ith the murder of Harold Peterson , the
bacco dealer , Avho Avas killed in his
ore by robbers , has been positiA-ely idcn-
ied as the man Avho did the shooting by
rm. Potce , the colored porter. Avho is ly-
g in * the hospital with a bullet through
The Ijeiia Will Dismantle.
Capt. Barlinsky , commanding the Rus-
in ship Lena at San Francisco , has
formed Rear Admiral Goodrich he de
es his ship dismantled and has asked
to the extent to which this dismantle-
; nt should be made.
"Winery Buildings Burned.
Che Xatoma vineyard winery , fifteen
les east of Sacramento , Cal. , together
th the fermenting plant and distillery ,
.s burned Tuesday night. Loss , § 300- ,
Not Trafci Kobbors.
t is now believed that the men discov-
d in a straAvstack on a farm near
ufield , la. , AA-IIO A\ere supposed to have
in the Rock Island train robbers , Avere
nips. The officers have given up
rch for the men.
Robber Shot Dead by Officer.
Jva Rivers AAas instantly killed while-
bing the bank at Warsaw ) Ohio. The
age marshal emptied a shotgun into
i. His tAvo companions escaped , but
being follo\yed by a posse.
GREAT STORM ON THE COAS
Atlantic Shores Are Strewnvii
A New York dispatch says that a nui
her of lives were lost , much propen
damaged and several ships wrecked
the storm which ravaged the Atlant
coast Wednesday night and Thursday ,
was one of the fiercest September stor
on record , thunder and lightning addir
terror to a howling gale which carric
drenching sheets of rain OAer sea ai )
Telegraphic reports say that the ston
has SAvept out into the ocean and froi
the Canadian coast.
The greatest loss of life was near Wi
mington , Del. The tug Israel W. Du
ham , with a crew of six men and for
other employes of the American Dred ;
ing Company , AA-as sAvamped in the De
aAvare River during the height of tli
storm. Eight of the ten persons on th
little craft were droAvned.
From farther down the coast Jacksoi
ville comes the report that five'me
were droAvned off Charleston.
New York suffered comparatively Hi
tie. The wind and rain and thunde
and lightning were terrific , but little act
ual damage was done. Nineteen co ?
barges were adrift in the bay ami thei
Avreckage strcAvs the shore from the Bat
tery to the XarroAvs , but no lives Aver
Several small A-essels also Avent ashor
on various parts of the coast near Xev
York. One fatality was reported in th
city , Carl Hertzner , killed by broken fir
A fishing steamboat , Joseph Church , o
Greenport , X. Y. , struck Peaks Hill ba
and Avas smashed to pieces. The captaii
and crew of tAventy-one men Avero saved
At Wilmington , Del. , great destructioi
was caused by the storm. Trees Aven
uprooted , houses flooded and crops ruin
ed. In Chesapeake Bay the storm Ava ;
particularly fierce. Incoming steamers
arriA-ing at Baltimore report that nevei
in their experience has such a furioiu
gale SAvept doAvn on them at this time
of the year. One man Avas seen adrift ii
a small roAvboat in Chesapeake Bay , but
it Avas impossible to rescue him.
The storm was accompanied by a cold
GALE AT NEW YORK.
Considerable Damage Done in the
City and Vicinity.
A storm of wind and rain of almost
unprecedented Ai'olence raged over XCAV
fork and vicinity Wednesday night ,
musing damage to property , both on sea
md shore. Xo loss of life is known to
Ample warning of the coming storm
lad been given by the Aveather bureau
ind feAv coastAvise craft ventured to sea
Wednesday. Two fishing schooners are
ishore at Coney Island poiut , and many
mall craft are lying on the beach all
ilong tnc shore.
In the city and vicinity hundreds of
nndoAvs Avere broken , cellars and streets
looded and trees uprooted.
MORE TROUBLE FEARED.
Alabama Militiamen Ordered Out-
Grand Jury Returns Indictment.
The grand jury at Huntsville , Ala. ,
Pturned an indictment against Mayor
mith and Sheriff Rodgers , charging
ereliction of duty in not suppressing the
lob which lynched Horace staples a few
tob Avhich lynched Horace Maples a few
uys ago. Ten members of the mob
The announcement of the indictment
us created Avild excitement and further
ouble is feared.
The Birmingham company of the state
ilitia has been ordered to lIuntsA-ille.
WOMAN'S BODY IN A TRUNK.
nmistakable Evidence of a" Mur
der at Cleveland.
The body of a ycumg Avoman was found
OAvded into a trunk Avhich Avas picked'
) in the Avater under a coal dock on the
ke front at Cleveland , O. Detectives
ere at once placed on the case , Avith
e result that the body Avas identified as
at of Mrs. Inez Smith , of XTo. 93 Ore-
n Street , ClcA-eland.
Tlie AA-oman disappeared on Sept. G.
lat she Avas murdered and her body
need in the trunk and throAvn into the
rer , the police say , is certain.
First Instance on Record.
riie Mexican state department has no
ted the United States district attorney
El Paso , Tex. , that the court order ex-
iditing Vance Fulkerson , indicted for
ibezzling government funds , has been
proved. This is
the first instance on
? ord of the leturn of a government ofll-
1 from Mexico for embezzlement by
} Mexican authorities.
No Trace of Missing Ship.
L'he navy department at Washington
informed that the cruiser Tacoma has
iA-cd at Rio de Janeiro , having cruised
an San Francisco doAvn the Avest coast
South America and around to the Bra
zil port in search of the missing mer-
intman Conemaugh. The Tocoma
led to find any trace of the missing
To Oppose Mormon Church.
'he permanent organization of the
v American party , Avhose avoAvcd pur-
; e is to oppose the alleged interference
the Mormon church in politics , was ef-
ted at a meeting at Salt .Lake City ,
ill , Wednesday night. The meeting
s largely attended by men of all po.
: al beliefs.
. Wilmington Del.
, , dispatch says :
i tugboat Israel W. Durham , of Phil- J
Iphia , was sunk during the storm
dnesday night in the Delaware RiA-er.
e of the creAV of six , including tho
tain , were drowned.
Trains Collide Head-On.
assenger train No. 5 and a freight
n collided head-on on the Burlington
t of Villisca , la. , Thursday morning ,
t engines were damaged , but no one
STATE Of NEBEASK
NEV/S OF THE WEEK IN A COf
Cowardly Murder at Sidney Frar
Wiser , Union Pacific Night Watc
man , Done to Death by Tramps
Other Nebraska News.
Frank Wiser , the Union Pacific nig
\vatchmnn at Sidney , was murder
( .here Saturday night by some uuidentifi
tramps. Wiser's duty was to keep tram
oft ; the trains and to keep guard over i
large amount of storage coal which
constantly kept by the railroad compan
also to see that there were no fires ne
the stock yards. .
Saturday night a tramp came up to tl
roundhouse and stated to an emplo ;
named Pantenburg that the Union P
cific watchman was having a light do\\ \
by the stock yards and was getting tl
worst of it. Pantenburg informed tl
night foreman of the shops , but he failt
to inform the authorities until some tin
later. Wiser failed to show up for tl
passenger trains and a search was hist
tuted , but owing to the darkness not !
ing could be found of him.
Sunday morning his dead body AVI
found about 2oO yards northeast of tl
stock yaids. His entire left side ha
been crushed in and a large black an
Mue mark encircled his entire body , an < v
idence that he had either been kicked (
some heavy instrument used. There Avei
only a few scratches about the face. A
the tramps about the town wereimnu
diately arrested , but no positive clu
has yet been discovered. Should the mm
dorers be apprehended a necktie part
might be the result.
Wiser was an old-time cowboy in th
employ of Keith & Barton and .Toll
Rratt , of Lincoln County. lie was abon
fioyears oldand leaves a wife and tw
QUICK WORK ON MURDERERS
Less Than Weelc Elapses Betweei
Crime and Sentence.
District Judge Grimes arrived at Sid
iiey Thursday evening and held a specia
September term of the district court fo
'lie purpose of accepting a plea of immle
in the second degree for the trio , Thoma
Melntyre , .fames Sullivan , alias Mile *
mil Walter W. Flynn , alias Harry No
rille , the murderers of Theodore Wiser
he faithful night watchman of the Unioi
Pacific Railway , Avho was killed las
County Attorney Mark Spanogle reac
he information , after Avliich the prison
? rs Avere asked how they pleaded. All re
'ponded ' ' "Guilty. " with the understand
ng that the countyvould accept theii
) lea of murder in the second degree
Fudge Crimes then asked all the atlor
leys in the case if the plea Avould be
iirreeable to them , and they replied that
hey had carefully Ave'ghed the mattei
ointly and that it Avas for the best in-
erests of the people the case be closed
.ml the prisoners sentenced to tiie peni-
. "Judge Grimes again admonished the
irisoners about their plea and all replied
s before and were willing to accept tlie
udgment of the court. Judge ( } rimes
hen sentenced them separately to im-
risonment for life. The sentence meets
rith universal approval and the county
> spared a heavy expense and the law
as been vindicated.
REVENUE LAW IN PERIL.
in Injunction Sustained by Judjje
Jurtge W. II. Kelligar , of the First
ulicial district of Xebraska. sitting at
lincoln. announced Saturday night after
n all day hearing that ho Avould sustain
ie injunction brought in Xemaha Coun-
' to prevent the raising of assessments
y the state board of equalization.
The decision puts in peril the state
JA'cnne la\v , Avhich consumed the greater
irt of the last session of the legisla-
The injunction Avas brought in the
xme of Church HOAVC. consul general at
ntAverp. Belgium. AVIO liA-es in Xema-
i County ana AVIO is home on a vaea-
The case Avill be carried immediately to
e supreme court.
Robbed a Schoolhouse.
William Benningham. alias William
> nes. of Nebraska City , pleaded guilty
.nirsday to the charge of burglary and
is sentenced to sixteen months in the
nitentiary by Judge Paul Jessen , of
e district court. Benningham Avas
arged Avith robbing a county school
Fire Killed the Ijice.
NT. L. Arnold. Avho lives just Avest o *
eniont , fumigated his chicken house
kill lice. It Avas a success , but Avhen
Aras through the chicken house , barn
d contents Avere in ashes. The build-
: belonged to James Jensen. Avhose
s is about $150. The entire fire depart-
nt Avas called out.
Beatrice Man is Touched.
H. F. Sells was touched tor $40 in
i , two money orders for $70 and 90
1 three railroau tickets at the Hock
and passenger depot in Beatrice just
'ore lie and his family boarded the
in for a trip to California.
.Lose No Time in Rebuilding.
'he Jones Grain Company of Xe-
ska City let the contract Saturday
ernoon for the rebuilding of their ele-
or that Avas burned in Mynard at 10
ock the same morning.
Hurt in KunaAvny.
ohn Wichman and Daniel Perod Avere
te badljhurt in a runaway accident
Beatrice by being throAvn onto the
einent. The buggy in Avhieh they Avere
ng AA-as smashea into kindling wood.
Now Creamery at Beatrice.
he Queen City Creamery Company , of
trice , expects to begin Avork on its
' block to be erected Avithin the next
days. The contract for constructing t
building has been let to a Lincoln >
i , Avhich promises to employ all the
ir from that city that is possible.
New University Proiessor.
nnounceinent is made of the accept-
; by Prof. George E. HoAvard , of the lj
versity of Chicago , of the chair of iu-
itional history in the University of
raska. , d
MAN IS KlLLtD NEAR DECATU
Three People Under Arrest Pondin
A Decatur special says : Tuesda
night David Monett , a quarter-blood Ii
dian , Avas shot and tilled two miles nort
of this place on the reservation.
A party consisting of a man and t\v
women passed through tOAvn and went ii
to camp north of the place. A numb (
of men called at the camp , Monett beiu
in the part } * . The men are supposed t
have left and Monett returned. Thei
was some trouble and he was shot. A
soon as this was done the party hurriec
ly packed their goods and left.
Parties who heard the shot Avent t
the place and found Monett's body. Th
party in the Avagon Avas overtaken au
brought to Decatur , Avhere the coroner'
inquest Avas held. As far as the evidenc
has been taken it is conflicting , and it i
impossible to tell whether the man or on
of the Avomen did the shooting.
To the officers the members of tne pai
ty gave their names as Ella BroAvn , Ma
tilda Fleming and Felix Richie. The ;
are all Avhite.
The evidence sliOAved that Monet
Avhen he Avas shot was accompanied b ;
a Avhite man. James Merry ; that the ;
had been drinking and attempted to ente
the Avagon where the women Avere get
ting ready to go to sleep : the man order
ed them to leave and Monett struck a
the man AVHO then ran aAvay. The sho
AA-as then fired. Kichie says that he dii
the shooting. Merry says the shot cann
from the Avagon and the women Avere th <
only ones in the Avagon at the time.
The verdict of the jury Avas to the ef
feet that David Monett came to his
death by a gunshot Avound from a gur
held in the hands of one of the thre <
people. All have , been held to the dis
CONFESS TO MURDER.
Each of Accused Tries to Shift
Blame on the Other.
The preliminary hearing of Tom Mc-
Tn tyre. James .T. . iik\s and Harry Xe-
ville. alias Tom Flynu. charged with the
murder of Watchman Frank Wiser. Avas
held before Judge Tucker j. ties-
day at Sidney. After the read
ing of the information by Coun
ty Attorney Spanogle all the de
fendant ? ! pleaded not guilty. They each
in turn , however , took the Avitness stand
and accused one another of the crime , al
leging that they did not intend to kill
Wist-r. Their statements were conflict
They Avere bound over to the district
[ ourt Avithout > iaii and the tAVo Avitncsses
for the state. Jenkins and Redding ,
were IK Id under $12.0(10 ( bail for their ap
pearance. It is currently reported tli.it
: his trio Avill ask a speedy trial , plead
guilty and accept a life sentence.
< ILLED BY PECULIAR ACCIDENT
3ottie of Camphor Explodes and
Sets Woman's Clothes on Fire.
Mrs. Carrie Geil , the Avife of Deputy
"ounty Treasurer D. A. Geil. of St.
. 'aul , came to her death Wednesday
A-ening as the result of an accident.
A'hile emraircd in the attempt to loosen
lie firmly fastened glass stopper of a
untie of camphor by the aid of hot Ava-
er the bottle suddenly exploded , throAV-
ng the very inflammable contents upon
hot gasoline stove standing near. In
n instant the clothes of the unfortunate
roman Avere a sheet of flame , and. be-
ug alone in the house , she was burned
eyond the possibility of recovery before
eighhors , attracted by her cries , suc-
eeded in extinguishing the flames. She
nirered until 2 o'clock next morning ,
hen death relieved her sufferings.
.GED WOMAN BADLY BURNED
Irs. Johanna Kni < ; ht Thought to
be Fatally Injured.
At her home. l. > 24 Ohio Street , Oma-
a. Mrs. Johanna Knight , Go years of
ge. Avas seriously if not fatally burned
oin the ignition of her clothes while get-
ng breakfast over a gasoline stoA'e. In
11 heroic and successful effort to extin-
iiish the burning garments of his grand-
other William . . .night , Avith whom
[ rs. Knight lives , sustained several
; irns about one foot and leg. The young
an's burns are not severe.
Mrs. Knight Avas burned more or less
om head to foot and it is believed by
: e attending physician she inhaled some
ARRESTED AT LINCOLN. *
ivo Men Charged with Safe Crack
ing and Burglary.
The Lincoln police Monday evening
"ected an entrance into a room of two
[ n giA-ing the names of George DoAvd
id Frank Todd and arrested them on
e charge of robbing the postoilice at
vedeburi : F.May night and cracking
L safe of the bank at Palmyra Sunday
roth men , the officers say , are ex-con-
ts and the evidence against them ,
2y assert , is nearly conclusive. In the
mi they occupied was found a quantity
dynamite , caps , fuses and burglars'
Frosts in the State.
I'ho first real frost of the season occur-
1 at Cozad Wednesday morninjr. The
iss and boards Avere white , but the
oze was not hoaA-y enouch to dam-
the corn any. Frost is also reported
Xorth Platte. Ilumboldt , Beatrice ,
Court House Cornerstone Liaid.
"he corner stone of the new court
ise for Sheridan County was laid
dnesday at Rushville , amid joy and
tivities. An immense crowd AVOS r
sent to Avatch the procession and take 5
t in the ceremonies , which were in 5t 5P
rge of the Masonic fraternity. P
Jtidjje Gowor is Dead.
udire J. F. Gowor , formerly county 0
ge of Thurston County , died Satur- 0ii
afternuon at Colorado Springs , Avhere iit ]
iiad gone for his health.
Kails Have Been Shipped.
apt. R. A. Talbot. of Dakota City , e ]
OS that 480 tons of steel rails Avere ci
> pcd from Chicago on the 13th inst. tc
ie used on the Sioux City , Homer and tcai
them Railway between Sioux City aiPI
Lightning Starts Fire. w
uring a severe thunderstorm Tuesday 81
uing at Fairfield. the Weyenbery CO
k , either by direct stroke of lightning 8V
the medium : to
hrough of telephone of
rraph Avire , was set on lire and badly
Th i members of the state board of
equalization will be hauled up to tell IIOAV
and why they increased the valuation of
Nemnha County 5 per cent over the re
turns of the county assessor and the-
county board. This was decided upon
when Deputy Attorney General Xorris-
BroAvu went to Auburn to try the case.
Mr. BroAvn Avill argue that the courts
have no jurisdiction in the matter , but
that the work of the state board is final , ,
according to the statutes. The decision1
AA-ill affect all of the counties whose val
uations Avere changed by the state board.
Judge Kelliger Avill come to Lincoln to
take the testimony.
* * *
Independent telephone companies in
Garfield County have organized a mutual"
association and filed articles of incorpora
tion Avith the secretary of state. No
capital stock is quoted and the concern
Avill be run much on the order of a mu-
tual insurance company. The companies
entering into the organzation are Cala
mus Mutual , the Rose Hill Mutual , the
Willow Springs Mutual , the Xorth Side-
Mutual , the East Side Mutual , and the |
Rockford Mutual. The organization is
to have perpetual existence. The head
quarters Avill be at Bin-well , Gariield
At their request Gov. Mickey has sent
to Moran Brothers , builders of the battle
ship Nebraska , the names of the state
officers , congressmen , judges and others
who Avill be invited to attend the launch
ing of the ship , Oct. 7. GOAMickey ,
will be accompanied by his daughter ,
Miss Mary Xain Mickey , who will !
christen the ship. Mrs. Mickey Avill be- '
unable to attend. The arrangements for
the trip Avill be made by Adjt. Gen. Cul-
rcr. but so far nothing definite has been
lecided upon , and it is not known Avlicth-
? r a special train Avill be secured.
An army of workmen are putting the
3 rand Hotel in Lincoln in shape for a
: hTs dormitory for the state university.
KCAV plumbing , new beds , new carpets ,
) aper and paint have transformed it into
> ne of the best dormitories in the c un-
: ry. It has been placed in charge of Prof.
Jandy , of the university , with Mrs.
Prankish as matron , and bids fair to-
spring into immediate popularity. While
lone but girls Avill have rooms , there
vill be a large dining hall in connection
or botli young women and men , AvSth ta-
ile board for § 3 per Aveck.
* * if
Superintendent Fowler has issued a
ircular letter to county superintendents
.iid principals regarding the Avork of the
ehool year. Among the neAV things dis-
ussed in the circular is the teachers'
ook revioAV club. Mr. Fowler.advocates .
lie organization of these clubs , whereby
teacher , by buying one or tAVo volumes , '
an get the benefit of a dozen or more
y going into a club. lie also explains
ic manner of registering certificates ,
hich many teachers have not under-
Lancaster County is to have a com-
lete rural route service Avhich AA-ill give *
ich farmer within its .boundaries a sat-
factory delivery service. A large per-
ntage of the farmers are able to secure
icir mail in that manner , but the work'
> be done by Rural Route Agent Chase
ill give that service to every household
the county. Lancaster County will be
ie third in the state to be afforded such
Tvice , Cass and Pawnee Counties hav-
g preceded it.
* * *
The neAV cells of the state peniten- .
iry have already got one prisoner into
ouble. The convict's name is Betts ,
id he interfered with the lock on his
11 Avhen the guard1 tried to lock the
or. He wrs sent to the dungeon for a
w hours to think it over. Another corf
st , named Jones , severely cut Convict
ites while the tAvo were at Avork te
ther and Avas sent to the dungeon from
ly 21 to August 12. Besides that ho
11 lose ISO days of good time.
* * *
Fudge W. H. Kelligar , of the First ju-
: ial district of Xcbraska , sitting at Lin-
n , announced Saturday night , after au
day hearing , that he would sustain
i injunction brought in Xemaha Coun-
to prevent the raising of assessments
the state board of equalization. Tln > '
iision puts in peril the state revenue
r , which consumed the greater part
the last session of the legislature.
* * *
L requisition has been issued for the
urn to Xebraska of Charles Everett
is Donakm Kid , Avho is wanted out in !
icoln County for breaking jail , and inci-J
it to nis arrest for horse stealing " He-1
now under arrest at Woodbury" " '
3 charged that Kid. Avith another man" '
: d a buggy and horse from a liver' ?
n and sold the outfit instead of re- * '
aing it to its owner.
* * 4s
he state board of public lands and *
.dings and the state board of irri"a-
i held their regular meetings Sept. S
s former board passed on a number of
nis , including the one for the conJ
iction of the hospital at Milford andj
latter board merely approA-ed the ]
k done by Secretary Dobsoii during
last six mouths.
: ) :
iie report of the warden of the tate
tentiary filed with the secretary of
e , shows that there are in the peniten-
r 320 prisoners , of whom 185 are em-
cd by the Lee Brooin and Duster-
ipanr. Durim : the month twelve
* discharged , five Avere paroled aiitf
was remanded. There were received
the prison ten and one returned from'
* * *
C. Burr , attorney for Hays B. Tom-
fe a suit against the Wostern Trav-
Accident Association , who was ac- '
° n-miltilatin ? the < records by At-
jy Gilbert , of Omaha , filed his own1
several other affidavits
in the su-
ie court at Lincoln denying the
se. Jn the original papers filed it
admitted by Burr that his client was
tk a diseased mind , and ac-
ng to Jus affidavit he asked permis-
and it was granted by the judge
: ratch out the admission and enter
Hal. The affidavit of Judge Holmes
las the Lincoln attorney.
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