Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, September 29, 1904, Image 2

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    The Valentine Democrat
L M. RICE , Publisher
Occurred in Broad Daylight O2
Killed and 12O Injured Disaster
Due to Disobedience of Orders
One Engineer Was Probably Asleep
Running on a roadbed in a supposedly
high condition of maintenance , and hav
ing about them every safeguard known to
: i modern railroad , two trains on the
Southern Railyway carrying heavy lists
of passengers came together in a fright
ful head-on collision near Hodges , Tenn. ,
Saturday , sending 02 persons to death
and injuring 120 , several of whom will
probably die.
This appalling loss of life and maim
ing of the living resulted apparently from
the disregarding of orders given to the
two trains to meet at a station which for
a long time had been their regular meet
ing point. This action on the part of the
engineer of the westbound train is made
more inexplicable by the fact that the
accident happened in broad daylight , and
according to the best information ob
tainable he had the order in a little frame
in front of him as his monster of iron
and steel rushed by the station and a
mile and a half further on came upon an
castbound passenger train. The possibil
ity exists that the ill-fated engineer may
have been asleep.
The trains were on time and not mak
ing over thirty-five miles an hour , yet the
impact as they rounded a curve and came
suddenly upon each other was frightful.
Both engines and the major portions of
both trains were demolished , and why the
orders were disregarded or misinterpreted
may probably never be known , as the en
gineers of the two trains Avere crushed.
their bodies remaining for hours under
the wreckage of their locomotives.
The collision was between eastbound
passenger train No. 12 and westbound
passenger train No. lf from Bristol. No.
12 was a heavy train , carrying three
Pullmans , two day coaches and a mail
and baggage car. No. 15 was a light lo
cal train. The greatest loss of life oc
curred on the eas jound train , while on
the westbound train only the engne : crew
were killed.
Relief trains were dispatched from
Knoxville within an hour , and all physi
cians in the vicinity of the wreck were
doing all they could Avhen the local corps
Loss is Estimated at $250OOO ,
ivirh 'o Insurance.
A special dispatch from Dawson , Alas
ka , says : The largest fire since 1S99 oc
curred here Friday night at lli)0 ) o'clock.
The loss is estimated at a quarter of a
million dollars , with no insurance. The
fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil
Hotel , formerly the McDonald Hotel , at
the corner of Queen and Second Streets ,
and swept both sides of Queen Street be
tween Second and Third Avenues , as fai >
south as the McDonald Trading Com-\
p&uy at Second Avenue and the West- ,
minster House at Third Avenue.
The fire department pulled down sev
eral structures on the north , preventing
further spread of the flames.
About TOO Men Go Out of the Win
nipeg Shops.
The demand of the allied mechanical
trades employed on the Canadian Pacific
Railway for an increase of wages culmi
nated Saturday in a strike , Avhen about
700 men working in the Winnipeg ( Man. )
shops laid down their tools. Men at Fort
William and other points also walked
out. The men say they are asking for
pay equal to the schedules that prevail
on the Northern Pacific and other west
ern roads.
An official of the company said it was
the intention to fight the strike , and a
long struggle appears imminent.
Detective AVounds One 3Ian , but
He Makes His Escape.
In a running battle with car robbers
at Laporte , Ind. , Saturday , Detective
Moon , of the Lake Shore Railroad , shot
an unknown man twice , but he escaped
by the aid of confederates.
One man was captured after a fierce
fight , and gave his name as John Spell-
man , of Cleveland. He confessed to be
ing the head of a gang of car robbers
that has operated in Ohio , Indiana , Illi
nois and Michigan. He is known in po
lice circles as "One-Eyed Barney. " John
James , of Cleveland , was also captured.
New President of Peru.
At Lima , Peru , Joseph Pardo , Avho was
elected inJunc , assumed the presidency
of Peru Saturday amid great festivities.
Sioux City Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City stock market follow : Stockers and
feeders , $2.50. Tops hogs5.80.
Report Denied as to Santa Pe.
The report in circulation in eastern
financial circles that the Santa Fe Rail
road is about to pass into the control of
the Rockefeller and the Standard Oil in
terests is not credited by the general of
ficers of the railroad at Topeka , Ivan.
Boodler is Sentenced.f
\ Ex-Alderman Abraham Ghysels was ,
at Grand Rapids , Mich. , Saturday , sen
tenced in the superior court to pay a fine
of $300 for accepting a bribe iu connec-
jtion with the Lake Michigan water deal.
A Bold Thief Secures $4,40O in
Cash at San Francisco.
Compelling two clerks to go into a room
at the point of a revolver to be made
prisoners , a masked man Friday took a
suit case containing 84,400 and records
and papers belonging to the Central
Grain and Stock Exchange at 20 Lied-
ersdorff Street , San Francisco , and then
made his escape.
E. J. Flynn and H" . T. Pearny are
clerks employed by the exchange , and
they were carrying the suit case contain
ing the gold , silver and papers into thq
office through a passageway inthe rear
of the ofiice when they were confronted
by the robber. His revolver caused them
to obey his demands.
* The thief was hidden behind a parti
tion so that he could not be seen uutil a
person was within a few feet of him. Ho
showedl perfect familiarity Avith the
premises , and the police who are working
on the case think they have a good clew
to his identity.
It is customary for these two clerks
to carry the suit case to the safe deposit
department of the Union Trust Com
pany , Market and Montgomery Streets ,
every night and return it in the morning.
Before their arrival the place is cleaned
out by an Italian , and it was through
a door left open by him that the robber
slipped in.
As the clerks entered they heard n
command , "Hands up ! ' ' They turned
around and saw tho robber. He was
wearing a mask made of a white hand
kerchief in which holes had been cut for
the eyes and nose.
"March with the suit case to that stei
half way down the hall there , " ordered
the robber.
On arriving at the designated point the
clerks were instructed to drop the suit
case and then move forward. They wers
forced to go , into a toilet room , and gey-
ting them there the robber took a piec < "
of cord and tied their hands to a hook
in the wall.
With the clerks tied in the room the
robber took the suit case and departed.
Presumably he had some conveyance near
at hand.
The two clerks released themselves af
ter some trouble , and notified the police
of the robbery.
The Hunt for a Pennsylvania Out-
ra ; er Continues.
A Patton , Pa. , special says that the
negro arrested Thursday for an assault
made on Mrs. Boggan was released , ac
cording to his captor. Constable Jackson ,
the prisoner having proved an alibi.
Three hundred infuriated citizensdis
credit the constable's story and believe
it is a ruse to prevent violence.
Friday the men , led by the husband ,
father and brothers of the victim , are
still searching for the constable , who ,
they believe , has the negro in custody.
The negro < lrove Mrs. Thomas Boggan ,
agd 30 years , at the point of a pistol
into the underbrush and there held her
prisoner from 9 o'clock in the morning
until 2 o'clock in the afternoon , commit
ting repeated assaults upuii the helpless
Mrs. Boggan , who escaped from the ne
gro almost without clothes , is still in a
serious condition , but will recover. She
said Friday she could identify her assail
ant "among a thousand. "
Score of School Children Drop into
a Vault.
During the morning recess Friday at
the public school at Pleasant Ridge ,
about twenty miles north of Cincinnati ,
O. , the children made a playful rush into
an outhouse , which gave way , precipitat
ing about twenty of them into the vault.
Nine dead already have been recov
ered. !
It is believed there are several more
children in the vault , as it is estimated
over twenty fell with the floor. The
statement is made the joits under the
flooring gave way , suddenly precipitating
all in the outhouse into the vault.
The jiopulation of the village soon sur
rounded the school grounds and the ex
citement was intensified by complaints
of parents against the school officers.
Four Burned to Death.
Four persons were burned to death
and six injured in a fire which destroyed
the three upper floors of a five-story ten
ement at OS Seventy-first Street , New
York , early Tuesday. Three victims were
men and the fourth a woman. All were
found suffocated on the upper floors.
To Meet Terms of Will.
A young English woman giving her
name as Florence Gray has crossed the
ocean , remained a few days at the Ellis
island immigrant station at New York ,
and returned to England in order to fol-
fill the terms of her uncle's will , which
provided she must visit America.
More Strikers Get Work.
Almost 500 former strikers were hired
Friday to take their old places at the.
Chicago stock yards , and an exodus of
non-union men began. All told 17,000 of
the strikers are at work , and 8,000 men
are still awaiting employment.
Boston Has $50,000 Fire.
The warerooms of the Abbott Dowing
Carriage Company at Boston , Mass. ,
burned early Friday. In the confusion
seven men were reported missing , but
later all were accounted for. The loss
is $50,000.
Timber Fire Loss Enormous.
Timbermen who have visited Columbia
County , Ore. , report that recent forest
5res in that section have destroyed tim-
jer to the value of $7,000,000. Most of
: hp ] timber destroyed was owned by east-
; rn capitalists.
Archbishop in Wreck.
A special train conveying the archbish-
jup of Canterbury from Bar Harbor ,
ife. , to Washington was wrecked on the
Boston and Albany road at East Brook-
ield. The archbishop was not injured ,
Mishap to President Roosevelt's
Train at Baltimore.
President Roosevelt and party arrived
in Washington over the Pennsylvania
Railroad from Oyster Bay at 0:32 Thurs
day evening.
The president's train was delayed
about thirty-six minutes by an accident
to the rear drive wheel of the locomo
tive as it entered the tunnel at Balti
more. The engine was immediately de
tached and another procured to pull the
train to Washington. The accident
caused no damage to the train.
Fortunately , the train was proceeding
at a very slow rate of speed when the
accident occurred , or the result might
have been much more serious. The tire
of the rear driver on the left side of
the engine broke and curled off. One
end of it protruded upward and jammed
through the boiler of the engine , causing
an almost immediate shutting off of the
steam. The engineer put on the air
brakes and the train stopped.
After some delay another engine wa
attached to the train and it proceeded
to Washington.
The cause of the tire breaking , accord
ing to the railway officials , was quite in-
explainable. The engine , just before
leaving Philadelphia , had been thorough
ly tested. The president and his party
took the matter very coolly.
The accident is said to be the first
which has happened to a train on which
President Roosevelt has traveled during
his administration.
The president was given a cordial wel
come home by a large crowd of people
as he came through the train shed and
walked out to the street where his car
riage was waiting The crowd lined both
sides of Sixth Street for a long time be
fore the train arrived , and when he made
his appearance and stepped into his car
riage he was enthusiastically cheered.
Supposed Suicide Now Looks Like
Citizens of New Winchester , O. , aie
investigating the death of Misses Mary
and Lizzie Maher , who were found dead
on the Ohio Central track. They were
supposed to have committed suicide , but
investigation shows no wounds on the
body of Mary Maher , and no injuries
were found on the body of the other wo ?
man , except that her legs were cut off.
It is now believed that they were mur
dered and their bodies placed on the
track , as their breakfast was found pre
pared in their farm house , and a man's
necktie was found on the track near
where the bodies were found.
Kentucky Feudist Fails to Make Ex
pected Fight.
The hearing of the feudal troubles has
been transferred from Jackson , Breathitt
County , Ky. . to Lexington by the indict
ment of William Britton for killing Jas.
Cockrill , town marshal of Jackson , two
years ago.
A large posse , including officers of
three counties , started after Britton dur-
rhg the night , determined to get him
dead or alive.
Britton was arrested ten miles fron
Jackson and was brought to Lexing
ton. He made no attempt to resist ar.
rest or escape.
Czar Trying to Induce China Xot to
Si ; ii Anglo-Tibetan. Treaty.
The Russians' protest against the An
glo-Tibetan treaty has been presented at
Russian Minister Lessar is understood
to have called the attention of the Chi
nese foreign board to the fact that China
would abandon her suzerainty over Tibet
if she ratified the treaty , thus creating a
British protectorate.
The announcement that China is not
willing to ratify the treaty is believed to
be the direct outcome of Russia's pro
Crack Football Player Crippled.
Charley Roberts , of Cumberland , the
crack Indian football and baseball play
er , has notified the Wisconsin Universi
ty football team that he cannot pla *
quarter back in the Wisconsin eleven this
season on account of injuries received
while playing ball at Mciiomince , Mich. ,
with the Nebraska Xudians. A pitched
ball hit him in the sid ? .
Brakeman Wrecks Train.
A passenger train on the New York ,
Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad , ran
into a freight at Bloxom , Va. , demolish
ing both engines , killing Engineer
Brown and Fireman Donoway and se
verely injuring Engineer Clarke. The
accident was due to the carelessness of
an inexperienced brakeman.
Man and Money Missing.
Frederick B. Hoover , of Albion , Ind. ,
a jeweler , who arrived in Chicago Thurs
day , has disappeared and his wife fears
he has ben the victim of robbers , as he
carried almost $12,000 with him. He
left the hotel intending to visit the whole
sale houses to buy jewelry with which
to open a store at Albion.
Identified as a Murderer.
Jaseph Briggs , who was arrested at
Chicago on suspicion of being connected
with the murder of Harold Peterson , the
tobacco dealer , who was killed in his
store by robbers , has been positively iden
tified as the man who did the shooting
Wreck in Colorado.
A Santa Fe passenger train , eastbound ,
was wrecked Thursday at Nepcsta , Colo.
Three sleepers left the track , but , accord
ing to reports to the company , only a few
persons were slightly injured. A brok-
n rail is said to have caused the wreck
Cold Down East.
Unusually cold weather for the sea
son has been recorded at New York dur
ing the past twenty-four hours. The
: emperature is 10 degrees lower than the
iverage for _ the past twenty-four years.
Indian Commits Parricide Henry
Guitar Kills Stephen Guitar in a
Fight on the Omaha Reservation
Quarrel Over a Bottle of Whisky
A brutal murder took place on the
Omaha Indian reservation near Decatur
Saturday night in which Henry Guitar ,
aged 22 , killed his father , Stephen Gui
tar , kicking him to death.
Th elder Guitar , a half-caste French-
Indian , had returned Saturday afternoon
from a visit to the Indian Territory. On
his way home lie stopped at Omaha ,
where he secured a bottle of whisky ,
which he brought home with him. In
the evening he missed the bottle and ac
cused his son of stealing it. This was
probably true , as Henry was drunk at
the time and liereely resented the accusa
tion. He had been riding , and when his
father accused him of the theft , dis
mounted , entered the house and knocked
the elder man down. He then began to
kick him on the head , literally beating
his brains out with his feet.
The scene of the crime is in Thurston
County , about one and one-half miles
southeast of the agency and five miles
northwest of Decatur. The Guitar fam
ily have long resided on the reservation
and have been considered peaceable when
not under the influence of liquor.
Another story of the affair says-Hen
ry Guitar , an Omaha Indian , wa.f
brought to Fender Sunday afternoon by
Chief of Police Cary LaFlesch , chanred
with the killing of his father , Stephen
Guitar. It appears that Saturday after
noon Walter Morris , an Omaha Indian
living near Homer , Avent to the home of
Stephen Guitar , Avho is a well to do
Indian living near the Omaha airency ,
and who has been addicted to drink.
They partook freely of the booze Morris
had with him , and when the father. Ste
phen' : be came intoxicated and quarrelsome
he accused his son , Henry , a young man.
of hiding or destroying his booze. Henry
mounted his pony and attempted to get
away when his father came at him with
a knife , and. assisted by one Dixnn , pull-
od him off the pony , where a struggle en
sued. Henry , in trying to free himself
from his assailants kicked Stephen in
the ribs over the heart , from which in
jury he died.
Henry Guitar , who is held as a pris
oner , freely confesses the kicking and
pleads self-defens" . He has a good rep
utation as a well-behaved Indian. Of
the family , there is the wife , three girls
and two boys.
South Side of Main Business Street
is Burned.
Five business places in Coleridge , on
the MHith side of Broadway , the main
business street , in the west block , were
totally destroyed by lire early Thursday
morning Dr. Copeland's office. W. O.
Cave's ofiice , containing his stock of wall
paper and paint , and the millinery stock
of Mesdames Curtis & Grant ; J. Thull's
harness shop. Joe Winkle's implement
business. W. A. Bladen's furniture store ,
and Nels Moore's restaurant.
The fire originated in some accidental
manner unknown in the paint and wall
paper store in an unused room above at
about JJ:3'J o'clock. A strong southeast
gale was blowing and the hose company
and bucket brigades were taxed to the
utmost to save the Kaufman general
store on the north side of the street , and
especially diliicult was the task of saving
the Edwards & Bradford hardware build
ing and lumber sheds , the roofs of which
were several times on lire.
Otoe Peach Crop Large.
The peach crop in the vicinity of Ne
braska City is the largest in the history
of the county. The price is so low that
many farmers are not picking them , but
are giving them to anyone who will pick
them. A good variety can be bouirht
from 2. > to 3 * cents a bushel. The Otoe
Preserving Company is receiving thou
sands of bushels and expects to preserve
over 300,01)0 ) cans this season.
Woman Dies of Burns.
Mrs. Margaret II. Weaver , of Lincoln.
rho was badly burned on the night of
Sept. 7 by the explosion of a lamp , died
Friday , after being treated first by
Christian Scientists and later by physi
cians. The case excited a great deal of
interest in Lincoln for the reason that
the woman , who was a steadfast believ
er in Christian Science refused until the
last few days to consult a physician.
Jim Shaw Lauds in Jail.
Deputy United States Marshal Sides
returned to Omaha from Pender Sunday j
night , bringing with him Jim Shaw , a j
ivhite man known as "Featherings. ' ' an \
illeged notorious bootlegger of that sec- j
tion. and lodged him in the Douirlas ;
bounty jail in default of $ oO < ) bail , for j
lis appearance before the federal grand
Pair and Carnival.
At a largely attended meeting of the
usiness men of Sutton at the opera hou > e '
t was unanimously decided to hold a [
4reet fair and carnival there the week !
) f Oct. 10. Nearly $1,000 wa ? > sub- j
icribed and more promised. As Sutton is I
> M enough to know what it wants , and' j
jig enough to get it , the carnival is bound ,
: o be a success. !
State Farm Grain Yield. j
Dr. A. Johnson , superintendent of the i
nstitution for feeble minded youth at
Beatrice , finished threshing at the stat > > !
'arm , and reports a yield of 1 , " . basly.'N i
> f wheat. - \ ' bushels of rye and : ' . < )
nishels of oats to the acre. The crop
vas grown by the inmates , with the help
if a farmer , who superintended the culti-
Geo. J. Burgess Shoots Himself.
McCook was deeply moved Saturday
noming by the news that 'Gcorse J. \
iurgess , an aged and respected citizen ,
lad shot himself fatally. He died about
IOQII. Deceased for many years lived
11 Arapahoe before moving to McCook.
More Students at Doane College.
Doane College at Crete opened its
oors for the beginning of its thirty-sec-
nd year's work Sept. 20. The year
iromises to be an unusually prosperous
ne. The attendance will be the largest.
a the history of the institution.
Supposed to Be Unidentified Man
Who Died in Omaha.
A Hmnboldt special says : Relatives
of Jacob II. Iluuzeker , the farmer who
disappeared from his home near the Kan
sas line six weeks since , believe they have
found conclusive evidence he is the uni
dentified party found dead the morning
of Aug. 8 at the Metropolitan Hotel in
Of the neighboring farmers Simon
P.owman is the only party who has seen
Hunzeker since he left home on the af
ternoon of Aug. o. He was a passen
ger on the Rock Island to Lincoln and
says Hunzeker accompanied him that far
and continued , stating he was going to
Omaha. He had been drinking anil it is
supposed when he registered he forgot ,
or was unable to put down the name of
his postoftice. Therefore , when he was
found deadtheauthorities could not locate
his family , although it was thought he
was a wealthy stockman from Leaven-
worth , Kau.
Rumors Concerning Removal of
Fort Niohrara Cause Stir.
A tremendous strain has of late aris
en about the miltary post at Fort Nio
hrara. because of a report that the war
department contemplated a change
whereby the post at that point would
be abolished , and another in some other
f-tate. less equipped with soldiers , estab
lished in its stead. Especially have the
citizens of Valentine been worrying lest
such a change might be effected.
The recent visit of Gen. Chaffee , who
arrived one day from Washington to in
spect the post , was for the purpose of de
termining whether or not the post should
be made permanent with the building of
brick quarters for. the'oflicers , or wheth
er it should be abandoned. ( Jen. Chaf
fee refused to say , when he drove away
from the fort , what he had decided and
the report from Washington is just now
eagerly awaited.
Fire at Plain view was Quickly Ex
tinguished Two Horses Burned.
At Plainview Tuesda'y niirht about S
o'clock a lire started in the barn of L. C.
Johnson , caused by the overturning of a
lantern in the haymow. The lire depart
ment responded to the alarm quickly and
soiin had th" flames under control.
There were three horses in the barn ,
two of them being destroyed. The third is badly burned. Considerable
damage was done to the building. The
loft being nearly filled with hay made
the lire diliicult to extinguish. L. C.
Johnson , the owner of the barn , was
slightly burned in trying to get the
horses out. He had $400 insurance on
the barn andtock. .
The new air pressure water works sys
tem worked to perfection.
Child at Talmagc Struck by fi , Lo
comotive , but Xot Injured.
Theyearold daughter of Mr. and
Mi" < . Charle Ritchie , who reside near
Taluaire. was struck by a Missouri Pa
cific pa enger train the other night and
escaped without serious injury. The chil <
was playing on the track near her homi
when the engine struck her. the pilo
thrnwinsr her clear off the ritrlit of wa\
into a heavy growth of weeds. The en
irineer saw the child in time to slackei
the speed of the train.
The train was stopped and the chili'
picked up and taken to her home. She
was conscious and was able to teJl he ;
name and whenher parents resided.
Member ofThreshin-j Crew is Killed
Near Hartingtoii.
Bert Smith , a young man working witl
Frank Cook's threshing outfit , met deatl
by tile engine of tiie separator breaking
through a forty-foot bridge over East
Bow Creek , ten miles east of Ilartington
The engine broke the entire middle spar
of the bri'Jire , and Engineer Smith was
caught under the emrine as it fell in two
feet of water , and was drowned before
he could lie extricated by the crew.
It was over two hours before the body
could be removed. Smitii was a youn ;
man 28 years old and unmarried. His
parents reside in the north part of Cedar
Would Divide Holt County.
A number of the people residing in tho
west half of Holt County have suddenly
come to the conclusion that the county
is large enoutrh to make two uf , and
have signified their belief by filing a pe
tition. siirucd by < ome 1)00 or more voters ,
iis'kim : for county division. Many people
in and around O'Neill , and also in the
ivest half of the county , are opposed to
- uch division.
Good Corn Crop.
Richnid Dibble , a pioneer farmer and
- tock raiser living seven miles north
west of Beatrice , in speakim : of the corn
rop. said corn on the bottom land of would average 7 > bushels to the
icre. He says corn is too far advanced
o suffer from frost.
Store 5 > nd Post ofiice Robbed.
\Vnid w : : < received in Plattsmouth to
lie effect that buririars entered the store
if Ilinry Baker , in Cedar Creek and
; t < > le' § . " > 0 from the safe. Mr. Baker is
o-.tmastf-r and runs the ofiice in conucc-
ioz : with the store.
Dies of His Injuries.
IJarry Hughe , who was run over in the
'tu/iir.-rton y.irds at Lincoln several days
tuo and injured to the extent that it was
t was necessary to amputate a leg , died
rhrr-da.v morninr. He leaves a widow
: : : d a number of relatives.
P \vntMj Pounry Fair Opens.
Ar Pawn ' < > City. Tuesday , the twenty-
oi'rth annual fair of Pawnee County
iptmd. The displays of agriculture and
he other displays are gopd and a big fair
' . --s the result. The merchants of the
itv a'o made large displays.
Child Drowns in Tub. *
TIi ! little 1.9-month-old son of H. L.
Ci ls : i. a farmer living about eight miles
iotl.west of St. Paul , on Cedar Creek ,
ell head Hist into a tub of water and
rs dead before the accident was dia-
Wants a Commercial Club.
A movement has been started for tho
rganiz'itiou of a commercial club a
linden , and every business and profes-
ioual man in that city lys signed a call
; jr a meeting to discuss the matter and
erfect the organization of the club
Gov. Mickey has appointed thesedele
gates to the farmers' national congress
to be held in St. Louis beginning Sept.
20 and lasting five days : W. A. Apper-
son , Tecumseh ; D. L. Robb , Tecumseh ;
William Kneeland , Sterling ; A. C. Don
aldson , Stromsburg ; A. J. Kramper , Da
kota City ; A. B. Clark , Wayne ; E. Win
der , William Leary , Tilden ; II. G. Cor-
ell , M. R. Butcher , Plainview ; L.Den-
nis , Coleridge ; M. B. Kellogg , A. II.
Johnson , Creightou ; R. E. Gralram ,
Brunswick ; G. W. Hervey , Omaha ; B.
R. Stouffer , South Omaha ; P. M. Morse ,
Brainerd ; R. M. Allen , Ames ; C. C' . Tur-
ney , Cercsco ; Lee Smith , DeSoto ; Wil
liam Ernest , Graf ; T. McClure , Elk
Creek ; Edward Cook , Cook : E. C. Hill ;
Daws-oii ; Joe Holt , Joe Mason. Laurel ;
J. M. Aldcu , Pierce ; II. F. Mclntosh ,
Alda ; W. N. Rogers , Mel Plummer , Mc
Cook ; Joe Young , Thomas Mortimer ,
Madison : G , E. Ricker , Ashland ; W. G.
Whitmore , Valley ; William E. Barker ,
Valentine ; illiam Brown , Big Springs ;
E. Y. Russell , T. C. Garter , Blair ; B. S.
Harrington , Arthur Baldwin , George Ba
ker , Ainsworth ; C. A. Whitford , G. A.
Marshall , Arlington ; William Miller , An
drew Bcckinan. Otto Uchling , L. L.
Young , Victor Nelson , Oakland ; J. W.
Patterson , J. B. Healea , Andrew Young ,
Jr. , W. J. Freeman , John Bovee , Craig ;
W. B. Newton , C. A. Withercll , J. P.
Latto , M. 'W. Blue , O. M. Henning , Jo
seph ITalJ. Tekamah ; A. J. White , C. W.
Babcock , B. W. Everett , Lyons ; Georgo-
Meisner , Shelton ; John Wall , Arcadia ;
John Amsberry , Mason City ; Charles
Thompson , West Point ; Elijah Filley ,
Filley ; H. E. Heath , Omaha ; II. A. Tal-
cott , George G. Noble , Crete ; C. H. Leon
ard , Almond Anderson , Levi Diltz ;
Wake old ; R. W. Furnas. Brownville ;
S. AV. Perin , Dr. A. T. Peters , E. A.
Burnette , W. J. Bryan , Lincoln ; Harvey
I'ickel , York ; Joseph Davis , Cedar Kap-
ids ; J. J. Primrose , Primrose : Frank Da- *
vey , Jackson , A. H. Banks , Wausa.
* * *
The petty fight between the police de
partment and the traction company at
Lincoln is off at last , and cars are now
running on their old time and have per
mission to increase their speed at any
time they so desire. They also have per
mission to run within less than 100 feet
of each other or closer if they so desire. '
This was the result of a number of citi
zens getting into the game. These citi
zens bore down on the members of the
excise board and the members of this
body straightway bore down on the po
lice to make them let up. Consequently
the chief of police issued an order to his
men not to luolest the street car em
ployes , no matter how fast they run or
how close together.
* * *
Experts in the auditor's office are busy
figuring up the amount of taxes due the
state from various counties and when-
complete it is believed the figures will
be $2,298,000. Of th $ amount Douglas
County owc more than any single coun
ty , it being delinquent to the amount of
? ii2j,4S2. : Lancaster County is short
$100,845. These figures will be used in
the auditor's biennial report. The scav
enger law was enacted by the late legis
lature to clean up these unpaid taxes ,
but just how well it will succeed is not
yet known.
* * * . .
Mrs.Mark Woods , of Lincoln , was
robbed of $700 worth of jewelry while en
voute home with her husband from a trip
cast. Mrs. Woods had placed the jewels
in a chamois bag , which she pinned to'
tier gown before retiring to her berth for
the night. In the morning the jewels
tvere missing. Mr. Woods thinks the-
robbers were after a roll of bills which.
lie had displayed during the early even
ing while paying the conductor and por
ter for accommodations on the sleeper. .
[ Ie intends to bring suit against the com
* * *
Adjt. Gen. Culver has received word'
: hat the general government had sent
: iim its part of the money due the Na-
: ioual Guard for the recent encampment.
The amount will be in the neighborhood
) f 810,000. The matter had been held
ip some days because it was reported
! rom Washington that the vouchers had
lot been received. Duplicates were-
; ent on and the money is now on the
* * *
The matter of furnishing text books to
he students of the state universit-y at
: ost will be taken up by the board of
egents at their next meeting. The mat
er will be brought up by C. S. Allen , -
me of the Lincoln members of the board ,
ind if the plan is practicable and there
s any disposition shown by the students
or such a method being adopted Mr. AI-
en will advocate it.
* * *
Siegbert Kahn , one of the two jewelry
alesmcn who were arrested by the Lin-
olu police last week , on the nominal
harges of selling jewelry without a li-
ense , but who were held as suspicious
haracters because of the large amount
f diamonds on his person , sued members
f the police force Saturday afternooj
or damages.
* * *
Adjt. Gen. Culver has not yet com-
leted his arrangements for the trip of
he governor and others to Seattle to
articipate in the launching of the battle-
[ lip Nebraska. During the last few
ays he has received many letters from
Tebraskans living along the line from ,
ere to Washington signifying their de-
ire to attend the exercises.
* * *
Charles Larkins , sentenced to the state
enitentiary from Thayer County for
ue year , and Joseph Sparks , sentenced
rom Douglas County for life , have been !
dju'dged insane andwill be sent to tho
* * *
The report of Chief Oil Inspector Ed
Ihurch. for the mouth of August , filed-
1th the governor , shows the gross col-
ictions to have been $1,818. The ex-
enses were $902.29 , and Mr. Church
uidei his check to the state treasurer
> r the balance , $ ! 15.71.
Andrew A Carlson and Neils Rasmns-
m , of Crawford , Dawson Countywant
\ go into partnership and construct an ,
rigation ditch near Crawford and havo ,
rltten the state board of irrigation for !
irmJgalon to coasojitlate their ditches.