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The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , Publisher
POLAND IN A'PANIC
LODZ HAS BEEN IN TURMOIL
FOR THREE DAYS.
Xoss of Life Very Heavy Number
of Casualties Not Definitely Known
Troops Fired Volley After VoKej
Into Mobs of the Populace.
' A bloody collision between soldiers and
n crowd of people occurred at Lodz , Rus-
bia , Friday. Many people were killed.
A man carrying a bomb was arrested
Friday morning in front of the Malcwk :
police station at Warsaw. He refusec
all information regarding himself.
Disturbances are anticipated at Wai-
paw in consequence of the recent shooting
of workmen at Lodz.
The story is current at St. Petersburg
that the day before Croud Duke Alexis
.resigned the post of liigh admiral he re
ceived a formal warning from the terror
ists , informing him that unless he re
tired within twenty-four hours sentenc <
on him would be passed and he would b <
j Lodz has been in a turmoil for tin
past three days. The strike , which em
braces 00,000 workmen , appears to hav (
entirely lost its economic nature , and li
now a vast political manifestation. Al
lorms of business activity have been sus
pended , the peaceful inhabitants remain
Sng indoors in fear of their lives. The po
litical zeal of the manifestonts has be
come inflamed by intoxicants from tin
vodka shops , which were broken into anc
pillaged Friday. At Warsaw a strik <
has commenced and disorders were look
ed for , and the trial of Okerjay , wh <
threw a bomb at a police station or
March 20 , will probably result in othej
bomb outrages. A man was arrester
Friday morning armed with a bomb
which was evidently intended to be use
in court during the trial. In the mean
while the government has publicly dis
claimed all intentions of the russificatioi
f Poland , the council of ministers in iti
deliberations of the school question Fri
day saying :
"The committee considers it necessarj
to establish the fact that the russifica
tion and denatioualism of the Poles can
not possibly lie within the intent of th
Russian government. "
Preparations for the mobilization
troops in the Moscow district have beei
completed. There wUl bo a medical ex
nmination of 48,000 men , from whom 20 ,
000 will be selected , not for service in tin
far east , but for incorporation iu reserv
ACCUSED OF FORGERY.
Another Warrant Issued for Formei
For the second time within a weel
John W. Hill , former chief of the bureai
of filtration , at Philadelphia , Pa. , was
arrested Friday on charges of forgerj
nnd falsifying certaing books and paperj
for the purpose of defrauding the city oi
After a hearing lasting nearly sto
hours , he was held in $2,000 bail foi
trial. His arrest Friday was a surprise
coming so close on his statement of in
nocence of forgery and falsification ol
records , on which he was held on $ SOOC
The principal witness against Mr. Hill
was S. G. Garrett , a former employe oi
the filtration bureau. Evidence was pro
duced to show that work done by Daniel
J. McNichol , a contractor , was padded
and the city was defrauded out of abou !
$40,000. Counsel for the defense claim
ed that the evidence produced did not
prove Mr. Hill guilty of the offenses
i NEW LAND FRAUDS.
-Very Sensational Developments in
A Roswell , N. M. , dispatch states what
Is declared to be a parallel to the land
fraud prosecution in Oregon and Mon
tana has been started there by the arrest
of Benjamin H. Tallmadge , of Chicago ,
of the Tallmadge Southwestern Land
Company , on the charge of subornation
Tallmadge was released on $5,000
Uneasiness in France.
Uneasiness continues to prevail in par
liamentary circles at Paris and among
the public generally concerning the out
come of the negotiations between France
and Germany. The bourse showed renew
ed depresnionj rentes continuing to de
One Dead and a Score Hurt.
Lillian Moore , of Poughkeepsie , N. Y. ,
whose skull was fractured when two trol
ley cars filled with excursionists crashed
together at Fishkill landing , early Fri
day , is dead. None of the twenty others
Injured in the crash is thought to be fa
tally hurt. ,
Sioux City Stock Market.
Friday's quotations on the Sioax City
ftock market follow : Butcher steers ,
3.SO@3.00. Top hogs , $5.20.
Oscar Not to Abdicate.
i There is no foundation for the rumors
circulating at Copenhagen and elsewhere
of the probability of King Oscar abdi
cating in favor of the crown prince 5n
consequence of the dissatisfaction of
come factions with the government's pa
cific attitude in the crisis.
To Get Slav Wounded at Manila
I With the consent of the United States
government Russia has decided to send a
jhospital ship to Manila to take away the
Bounded of Admiral Euquist's squadron.
MAY BE A BOY DID IT.
Snspicion as to the Cause of the
Terrible Lake Shore Wreck.
A Toledo , 0. , special says that it is
possible that in vestigation will derelop
that a boy 14 years old meddled with the
switch at the Mentor station Wednesday
night and caused the wreck if the Twen
tieth Century flyer. William Usher , tick
et agent of the Nickle Plate , and James
Barnes , of Willoiighby , were on the scene
twenty minutes after the wreck happen
ed. On "the way they met a boy carry
ing a lantern. They questioned him and
he said that he had been down and shut
a switch. The men went to the scene
of the wreck and found the switch open ,
but locked. The men are of the opinion
taht the boy thought that there was a
freight ahead of the Twentieth Century ,
and opened tliQ switch to let it through
and take a siding , and that he intended
to open the switch instead of closing it.
II. S. Storrs , general superintendent of
the Lake Shore , said that the matter
would be investigated at once , although
he is inclined to doubt the story that a
boy had possession of a key and could
turn the switch.
The list of fatalities in Wednesday
night's wreck of the Twentieth Century
flyer is one of the largest in the history
of the Lake Shore road , numbering nine-
toon persons. All the victims were prom
inent in the business and professional
world in New York , Chicago , Cleveland
and other cities.
As to who is responsible for the open
switch which was the cause of the wreck
the railroad officials are still uncertain.
They believe that the wreck is the result
of either a maniac who wanted to see
a wreck of such a fast train or some
person bent on revenge. A careful exam
ination of the switch Thursday showed
that it was in perfect condition.
W. H. Marshall , general manager of
the Lake Shore , believes the speed of the
train was not a contributory cause of the
wreck. He said that other Lake Shore
trains travel through Mentor at a speed
equal to that attained by the Twentieth
Century Wednesday night , which was
not , Mr. Marshall said , above the rate
of sixty miles an hour. The schedule
for the train called for a speed of fifty-
seven miles an hour at that point.
A peculiar feature of the wreck is that
all those who met death were either fa
tally burned or scalded.
WILL NOT HANG.
Mrs. Rogers' Attorneys Appeal to
United States Supreme Court.
A Brattleboro , Vt. , special says : The
habeas corpus petition of Mrs. Mary M.
Rogers , under sentence of death for the
murder of her husband , was denied by
Federal Judge Wheeler Thursday.
Mrs. Rogers' attorneys filed an appeal
to the United States supreme court
Thursday afternoon. Pending a decision
by that body , Mrs. Rogers , whose re
prieve expired Friday , will not be
The reprieve is until Dee. 8. It was
signed Thursday afternoon by Gov. Clms.
j Jc , and for the third time Mrs. Rogers , ,
who was to have been hanged at Wind
sor Friday for killing her husband , has
been saved through the operation of the
governor's power of staying the execu
BIG INDIAN WARRANT STEAL
Chickasaw School Warrants that
Had Been Paid , Refloated.
It is alleged that a steal in connection
with the payment of Chickasaw war
rants has been discovered at Muskogee ,
I. T. , which will outrival the famous
Creek warrant steal , and may involve a
fugitive banker of Tishomingo and
"men high up. "
The amount is between $100,000 and
$200,000. The sum represents Chicka
saw school warrants that were paid , and
afterward , it is said , refloated.
NEBRASKA TO VOTE.
"Off" Year Election Will be Held
Nebraska will vote this fall as hereto
fore , the supreme court at Lincoln
Thursday declaring the biennial election
law unconstitutional c : d void. It was
'osigned to do away with "off year"
The judges claim that it attempts to
extend the time of constitutional officers ,
and this is clearly beyond the power of
Shot by n Posse.
In the vicinity of Keota , Mo. , a posse
of miners shot and killed Jack Pluminer ,
a miner , who had a short-time previously
shot and killed William Dale , a mine
mule driver overseer. Plummer had been
discharged by Dale because of cruelty to
King Christian Very III.
Emperor William , at Kiel , received a
telegram Wednesday night announcing
that King Christian , of Denmark , is in
a state of great weakness , which is giv
ing his entourage much concern.
Death List Grows.
Twenty-one persons are dead as the re
sult of the wreck of the Twentieth Cen
tury Limited on the Lake Shore road at
Mentor , O. , Wednesday night , the train
dashing into an open switch.
Fire in Pack-In ? Plant ,
The lard refining building of the pack
ingplant of Schwarzschild & Sulzberger ,
't Armourdale , Mo. , burned Thursday.
The loss is $200,000.
New Tr'al for Brings.
At Springfield , 111. , the supreme court
Thursday granted a writ tf error and su-
persedeas in the case of Joseph ( Jocko )
Brigg/i , sentenced to hang Friday in
Chicago for the murder of Hans Peter
son. This will give Briggs a new trial.
"Wreck on Kio Grande.
An eastbound Denver and Rio Grande
passenger train was wrecked near Cisco ,
Utah. The train ran into an open
eight passengers were slightly injured in
FLYER IS WRECKED.
Twentieth Century Limited Ditched
ai Mentor , Ohio.
Running at the rate of more than fifty
miles an hour the Twentieth Century
Limited on the Lake Shore Railroad
dashed into an open switch at the pas
senger station at Mentor , O. , shortly be
fore 10 o'clock Wednesday night. At
least eleven persons were killed and
twelve or fifteen badly injured , some fa
lhe combination baggage and smoking
buffet car and the coach behind it caught
fire and were destroyed.
The dead are John R. Bennett , patent
attorney , New York City , burned to
death ; Thomas R. Morgan , of the Well-
man-Seaver Manufacturing Company ,
Cleveland , burned to death ; Allen Ty-
ner , engineer , Collinwood , O. , crushed
under engine ; Newt. Walters , baggage
man , Hamburg , N. Y. ; Fireman Graham ,
Collinwood , O. ; W. D. Nickey , iKew
York , identified by Y. M. C. A. card.
Five bodies horribly burned were talc-
en from the wreck. It was impossible tc
identify them at the scene of the wreck.
The accident happened opposite the
station at Mentor , about twenty-five miles
east of CleveJand. At this time the offi
cials are unable to account in any way
for the accident. This was the fourth
trip of the flyer on its way from Chica
go to New York on an eighteen-hour
schedule. The train was the fastest long
distance train the world. The train
hauled out of Cleveland five cars four
Pullmans and a buffet car. The combi
nation car was burned completely , but
cooled off at 11:30 o'clock so that rescu
ers could get to work. About fifteen
passengers were known to have been rid
ing in this , and at least six of the num
ber are dead.
Engineer Tyner , of the train was tak
en from under the engine dead and horri
bly mangled about two hours after the
Fire departments from Mentor and
from Paynesville , O. , were called and
were at work trying to extinguish the
flames in the combination car within
thirty minutes after the wreck occurred.
The injured went sent to Cleveland on
a special train.
The sleeper behind the combination
car swung off the track and crashed into
the freight depot , which was completely
The engine was turned completely
around when it struck the freight depot.
Every car left the track , the rear truck
of the last coach only remaining on the
A MANIAC'S CRIME.
Wounds Nine People in City of San
Francisco , Cal.
After holding 1,000 persons at bay for
two hours in Eddy Street , San Francis-
cisco , Cal. , Wednesday shooting nine
people and defying the police Thomas
Lobb , a maniac , killed himself.
All the victims were hit with No. 4
shot except a Chinaman , who received a
The insano man was barricaded in his
room on the fourth floor of the United
Lobb was aged 28 years. He appar
ently was an Englishman and was a
stranger at San Francisco. He went to
-the hotel Tuesday night , and early next
morning began throwing furniture from
the window to the street. Then he be
gan firing , using a shotgun. He placed
$50 and $100 bills in the muzzle of the
weapon , and fragments of paper were
scattered over the street.
None of the wounded will die.
BANK GOES UNDER.
A Philadelphia Institution in Re
The City Trust and Safe Deposit Com
pany closed its doors at Philadelphia ,
Pa. , Wednesday and has gone into the
hands of temporary receivers.
The receivership was due to the dis
covery that the bank was the victim of
the forgeries of Benjamin H. Gaskill to
the extent of $80,000.
A statement issued May 29 showed
resources and liabilities of $2,237,000 , of ,
which $1,380,000 was due depositors.
S The bank was established in 1SSG.
Hosh Will be Reprieved.
A Springfield , 111. , special says : Jo-
hann Hoch , the convicted wife murderer
and multi-bigamist will be reprieved for
one week , possibly longer. It was an
nounced authoritatively Wednesday af
ternoon that the governor intended to
take such action in order to permit the
carrying of the case before the supreme
A Dastardly Deed.
An unknown man called W. R. Scott ,
a lumber merchant , to the latter's door
at Pittsburg , Kan. , and threw a pint of
carbolic acid into his face. Scott was
burned terribly about the face , neck and
shoulders. He may live , but probably
will be blind. The assailant escaped.
No motive for the attack is known.
Hawaiian Governor Quits.
Gov. Carter , of Hawaii , mailed his res
ignation to President Roosevelt on Wed-
day. He will leave June 28 for Washi
ington to discuss the matter of his re
Judge Hooker Cnder Fire.
The New York legislature Wednesday
convened in special session to consider the
case of Justice Warren B. Hooker , of the
state supreme court , in connection with
postal affairs at Dunkirk and Fredouin.
Spanish Cabinet Resigns.
Madrid advices state that the entire'
cabinet has resigned , and its resignation
has been accepted by King Alfonso. The
resignation followed the rejection of a
vote of confidence in the cabinet intro
duced in the chamber of deputies by Dep
Hope for a Truce.
It is intimated in official circles at
Washington that negotiations are pro
ceeding looking to an armistice between
Japan and Russia
STATE OP NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON-
Fall from Train Kills Youth-Son
of Wealthy Fremont Man Loses
Life in Attempting to Steal a Ride
Verdict ol Coroner's Jury.
A Fremont special says : Will McMa-
hon , of Fremont , fell from the "blind
baggage" of the eastbouud Overland
1 Limited Friday evening about 8 o'clock
near the brewery and sustained injuries
which resulted in his death about thr e
hours later. He was 22 years of age ,
unmarried and a son of Edward McMa-
hon , a wealthy farmer and stock raiser.
He had been on a big spree and was so
drunk that he could scarcely walk with
out assistance. It is supposed he board
ed the "blind" end of the train to beat
his way to Omaha and when the train
struck the curve at the brewery fell off.
He was seen as he struck the ground. The
train was stopped and he was taken to
the depot and a few minutes later to the
hospital. Both legs were crushed anl
he became unconscious , remaining in that
condition until death. Se wa also bad
ly bruised and evidently sustained severe
According to a tramp's story , McMa-
hon was pushed off the platform by a
trainman. An inquest was held and tin1
matter thoroughly investigated.
The evidence before the coroner's jury
leaves little doubt as to how his death
occurred. The train crew and a number
of other witnesses were sworn. Two
witnesses , B. F. French , watchman of
the seed house , and C. Rosengeren , engi
neer at the brewery , testified that tiie
brakeiuan kicked McMahon , but that the
latter did not fall from the train for a
few seconds afterwards. Brakeman J.
J. Kriss denied kicking the man or
knocking him off the train. He told him
to get off and shook him. McMahon ap
peared dazed and stupid and he signaled
the engineer to stop. The latter slowed
up until the train was not moving faster
than two miles an hour. McMahon step
ped off the lower step of the tender with
his left hand clinging to the rail. He
let go and was thrown partially under
the car. The doctors who performed
the autopsy were surprised to find no
bones broken , though the flesh was near
ly all torn off one leg from just above
the ankle. The jury brought in a verdict
of accidental death.
LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Nebraska Snpreme Court on Bien
The biennial election law was declared
unconstitutional at Lincoln Thursday
morning by the supreme court , the three
judges concurring in the opinion , which
was written by Chief Justice Holcomb.
The opinion , which is quite lengthy ,
holds that the law is clearly in violation
of the constitution , which provides thora
shall be annual elections. The aocislf/fl
wipes out the entire biennial eltdi'Jji
law , and requires the election of all the
officers named therein at the fall election
with the exception of county assessors ,
registers of deeds , county supervisors and
county commissioners , statutory officers
.whose terms were extended by four spe
Nebraska Scholar Insane.
A Lincoln special says : With health
impaired by scientific research , C. C.
Rice is now a raving maniac at Alleghe
ny , Pa. He left Lincoln Saturday and
appeared to be improving in health. Rice
was a tutor in entomology at Leland
Stanford University. Several weeks ago
he came to his home in Belmont to rest.
A letter describing his condition was re- i
ceived by his friends in Lincoln from j
the authorities at Allegheny. j
Killed by Fast Mail.
Claude Sutton , 21 years old , was in
stantly killed at Silver Creek , fifteen
miles west of Columbus. Sutton was
crossing" the Union Pacific tracks and
was struck by an eastbound fast mail.
Both he and the team were killed out-
'right. Sutton was thrown high in the
air and fell about sixty feet from where
[ he was struck. One of the horses w.is
thrown over 100 feet.
Charge is Serions.
At Beatrice complaint was filed in the
county court Thursday against W. IT. '
Thompson , charged with assault with in
tent to kill and with assault with intent i
to wound Thomas Richardson , of Lan-
ham. The filing of the complaint is the j
result of a stabbing affray which occurJ J
red at Lanham recently , in which Rich
ardson was seriously injured.
Woman Found Dead in Road
Mrs. Joseph Glasser , wife of the well
known pioneer farmer and politician of
Humboldt , died Wednesday night. John
Blecha , a farmer , was driving home from
the city about 7 o'clock when he came
across the body of Mrs. Glasser lyinjr by j
the roadside with life apparently extinct.
Heart disease was the cause of death.
Alleged Horsethieves to be Tried }
A special term of district court will j
be held in Boyd County next week to try j
Conocoe and Luuderman , two alleged
horse thieves , who have been captured
and jailed at Butte. These men are sup
posed to belong to the same crowd which j
has been stealing cattle around north-
westorn Nebraska for some time ,
Delia French , aged 22 , and her ! . " > - j
year-old sister , Elsie , who were working
as domestics in respectable families at
Plainview , disappeared Sunday evening
and have not been seen since. They left j
their clothes and trunks , and gave no j
reason for leaving.
"Wheat Harvest Approaching.
Wheat around Beatrice is ripening fast
and many farmers will commence to har
vest their crops next week.
Plainview Woman Insane.
Hattie Colson , widow of Ambrose Col-
son , a former postmaster of Plainview.
is violently insane , and will be taken to
the asylum for treatment. It is supposed
that insanity was caused by melancholia.
Her malady is said to be incurable.
New Use for Bustler.
Bustles have been put to a new use in
Pierce County. A farmer from Osmond
walked into a Pierce millinery store ,
where he had seen a bustle on display.
He bought twenty of them , and took
them home to ir.i.zli his calves.
FATAL FIRE AT ELKHORM.
Frod Paash Dead and Wife Serious
ly Burned by Exploding Oil.
Fred Paash , a German fanner residing
near Elkhorn , is dead and his tfe seri
ously burned as the result of an explosion
of coal oil.
Wednesday evening about C o clocK Mr.
Paush started ; > light a fire in tSie stove.
After igniting the fuel he poured oil out
of a five-gallon can on the fire. Flames
were immediately communicated to the
can , which exploded , covering the unfor
tunate man with burning oil. His wife
came to his assistance , but could do
nothing to save him and he fell to the
fioor in an unconscious condition , burned
from head to foot. lie died about 10
o'clock Wednesday night.
His wife , suffering from burns and the
flesh falling from her body , which was
then practically nude , walked to the
home of a m-iihbor , where she was giv-
en such treatment as could be administer
ed , flie is in a critical condition an < ?
was t-iken to a hospital.
R : irnKl ! Wants Ilijjht of Way
Through Dakota County.
Condemnation proceedings have been
commenced in the county court of Judge
J. .7. Eir.iers. at Dakota City , by the
Sioux City and Western Railway Com-
pany against over 100 property owners
between South Sioux City and Homer ,
to have appraised the damages arising
fiom the building of the proposed exten
sion of the Sioux City-Ashland extension
of the Great Northern Railway. Sheriff
Llansin has sworn in two special depu
ties who are now at work serving no
tices on the resident property owners.
Judge Kimers has appointed the fol
lowing boaid of appraisers who are all
among the substantial farmer residents
of the co-.uity : % J. F. Learner , William
Cheney. John Boler , Thomas C. Baird ,
George II. Harris and Thomas C. Clapp.
They will hold their first meeting at the
oflice of the county judge on the 28th
CROPS POUNDED INTO GROUND
iMaxins ; Kffjct of Hailstorm in
Late reports of the hail storm and rain
storm which visited northern Nebraska
Tuesday nijrht indicates that the area
of the disturbance wss general about
Norfolk , extending west to Long Pine
and n.iith to the Nebraska-South Dakota
ho'iiulary. Hail fell with terrific force iu
many localities literally pounding the
clops that it struck into the earth , strip
ping fruit trees and shattering windows.
Reports show that the storm was se-
veu > around O'Neill , where a strip eight
miles wide was Ixaton down and crons
that had promised to be the best in the
history of the unity were ruined. The
storm fin a gash five miles wide south
of Norfolk , and extended west to Battle
Koatiiiu's Attorney's Absent.
Notwithstanding the fact that arrange
ments had been made to hold a hearing
at Lincoln Saturday on the application
of Convict Frank Keating for a commu
tation of a ten year. ; ' sentence for high
way robbery , none of the attorneys put
in an appearance. The man robbed John
Rose , a prominent farmer of Webster
County. The announcement that the
governor contemplated the issuance of a
commutation stirred up great opposition
at the scene of tlie crime. Keating's
trial cost the county several thousand
doliais1. County Attorney A. M. Wal
ters , of that county , claims that the man
cannot have his sentence commuted be
cause he has served several terms in
prison. The man belongs to a wealthy
? ilany farmers and a few business men
who live at York and vicinity have in
vested in a placer mine in Georgia and it
is leported that they have purchased gold
minint ; stock to the amount of $60,000.
When the assessor assessed them the
value of this stock they complained that
the stock was assessed in Georgia and
the board made a reduction of one-fourth
of the real value of the stock.
Choked to Death in Picklo Brine
The 14-months-old child of Ed Green ,
of St. Deroin , a town near Auburn ,
while playing about a keg of brine that
is used for pickles , fell in head first and
was clioken to death. Mrs. Green had
been taking some pickles from the bar-
r < 1 and had left the 100111 for a few min
ute with the baby playing about the
keg. : ? ' yygtaS
Nebraska Church Fight.
The supreme court at Lincoln Thurs
day threw the Bonactim-Murphy Htlga *
tion oTt : of court. Friends of Father
Muiphy. of Seward. claim the advantage
is with him. the judges declaring that the
ehnrcii organization does not recognize
the supremacy of the courts of the land
in church disputes. Murphy was expell
ed f lorn his parish by Bishop Bonactmi.
A live wire proved the undoing of a
Mir bay hoi so at Norfolk in sight of hun
dreds of people. The animal , property
of .1. Heiineey. . had been tied to a post. :
Tout-bin : ; his nose to a guy wire in front
of him. which crossed electric light wires
above , the hirse was Electrocuted and
Pop Oottle Bursts.
Fran : ; I.uiervas badly cut about th
head and neck by the explosion of a pop
bottle at the Fremont bottling works ,
lie w s at work at a bottling machine ,
pretoire 0:1 which was allowed to run
up to ninety pounds , when one of tue
bottk-s explode : ! , the pieces of glass strik
ing him in the face.
There is considerable agitation in the
country about the Hessian fly. The
wheat 1:1 York County was never in a
more prosperous condition for a large
yield than this year. The discussion
which is jrointr on is what damage the
Hessian "fly will do with the winter
wheat before harvest time.
Younrr jJoy Charged with Theft.
A boy of 11 years of age was sent to
Aubiun by the justice of the peace at
HrownvHle and lodged in the county jail
on the charge of having stolen 15 cents.
The request was made that the boy be
sent to the industrial school.
Arlie Kerns was killed by lightniug
near Aurora. His father owns a farm
two inies ! out from town , where the
young man was plowinjj corn. A slight
rain was falling , accompanied by a good
deal of lightning.
K ; _
Cupid has been doing n land office busi
ness in state house circles recently and *
Friday cashed in with three weddings to-
his credit. The three state house per
sons struck bfhis darts were Miss Ann *
Galbraith , of the land commissioners , .
Miss Nannie Canning , stenographer ID-
' and Miss :
the attorney general's office ,
Grace Walker , who recently resigned a *
stenographer in the governor's office
Miss Galbraith was married to AO -
\ Goheen at the home of her parents n *
Hebron and will reside with her hus
band at Atlanta , Ga. The second wed
( Plattsrnouth , .
ding was solemnized at
when Miss Walker was married to Mr.
Frank Johnson. Mr. Johnson is in the ?
employ of the Burlington railroad. They-
' win make their home in Lincoln. Miss
Nannie Canning married John Cyprian *
! Stevens at the home of Attorney General *
and Mrs. Brown in Lincoln.
j ' * * *
According to the report of rainfall in *
, Nebraska for the mouth of May sent out ;
, by the government and received by Sec-j
retary Dobson , of the state board of irri-i
: gation , there will be little need of his |
'office working overtime on the irrigation ,
project this summer. Rainfall in the-
eastern section of the state was ten inch
es , while in the western section , which !
has heretofore been dry , the rainfall was-
tfrom four to six inches. Representative-
! Caldwell , of Clay County , said the rain-j
* fall had been so heavy in his part of thfr
state that the growth of corn had been ]
greatly retarded. Representative Ivaley , .
of Webster County , said he had beenj
'compelled to replant most of his corn *
because it had been washed out.
* * *
Because someane was in such a hurryj
j to spread tlie news of the capture off
Max Ploehn , who is charged with the ;
murder of Ahna Goos , the captors willj
be deprived o"f the $300 reward whichi
the state had intended to offer. A few *
days ago Gov. Mickey received an in
quiry as to whether the state would offer
a reward in such a case. The governor-
replied that upon receipt of the proper-
notification of the murder reward woulili
be offered. The data in the case wasi
received Thursday morning and while-
Secretary Allen was preparing the proc
lamation for the signature of the govern
or the news of the capture was received
Naturally the proclamation was not is
sued. * * *
Adjt. Gen. Culver received word Fri- > -
day of the murder of Capt. Thomas R _
Haysou at Siassi , Philippine islands-
Capt. Hayson , who is well known in Ne
braska , having joined the service in Kan
sas , was shot while asleep in. his room
by a traitorous sentinel. Gen. Culverj
and Capt. Hayson served together in thet
Philippines , both being members of tha-
Thirty-second infantry. At the time ofj
his death Capt. Hayson was assistant su- |
perintendent of the constabulary. He4
leaves a widow and daughter.
* * *
Registration of students who are to at- ?
tend the summer school at the nniversityl
began Friday morning and the prospects *
'are that a large number will attend
'Classes will be heard every day except ;
.Saturdays and Sundays. Among the ;
features will be a course in music and a,1
'course in superintendence. The faculty }
will consist of thirty-live instructors of
tne university and forty-three courses
will be offered. The school opened Mon
* * *
An announcement has been madei
through a sign tacked on a building tt thej
corner of Tenth and O Streets that Lin-i
coin Park has been closed to the pnblid
'and no one will be allowed to enter there ]
this summer. This takes from Lincoln !
its last hope of keeping cool. It is stated ]
that the owners of the park came to this >
.conclusion after the street railway coin-j
pany had refused to cart the people out !
'thefe at half price or to make any con
tribution toward fixing up the park , , .
* * * /
A contract was let Saturday afternoon ?
by Land Commissioner Eaton by permis-j
sion of the state board of public lands !
and buildings to the State Journal Com-i
pany to place steel fixtures in the vaulcj
in the land commissioner's office , the
price to be $2,829.00. This pays only for )
the fixtures. The total cost before thej
work is finished probably will be $3,1 OOi
[ or more. There are three vaults in thej ,
! office. r r - - - - - - _ , - . . ' /
I T-rgj-l" * * * * * 'ZI-2& : I
The state board of assessment field . . ,
' meeting Saturday and consequently nn
complished nothing except that GovV
Mickey and Treasurer Mortensen have !
about concluded to adopt some drastic
pleasures by which the mapority of tha
'board will bo compelled to attend thej.
meetings and vote on the assessment oG }
the railroads. ' .
* * * /
i At last Lincoln has concluded to clean * ,
up its sidewalks and make it possible for *
the women of the town to walk alonji
the streets without carrying home "tenj
million thousand" microbes collected from !
the expectoration on the walks. The1
council has passed an anti-spitting ordi-t
nonce and the police say it will be en
* * *
Chief Clement , of the Lincoln fire de-r
partment , who has been scouting around
for some weeks to get a good fire horse ,
returned Friday with an animal which
he located near Emerald , paying $250 for
it. The horse is 4 years old , a dapple
gray and is one of the finest specimens *
the fire department ever owned. '
* * *
After many spasmodic spells of reform )
and alleged efforts to rid the hlocks of
Lincoln of disreputable characters and tol Ill
raise the business section of the town * " ol f
a standard of morality demanded of "a.
university town , the police have finally !
brought to trial a number of the alleged !
* * *
June 14 was flag day and state officials
and state house employes took advantage
of their opportunity and locked up shop !
and rested. Adjt. Gen. Culver , who ha.i
the soldiers' school on his hands , could f
not do this , so his force put in an un-j
usually busy day and his office , by the-
way , was the only one doing business.
* * *
The state military board decided to , ,
hold the annual encampment of the Na
tional Guard , beginning Au . 8. The en
campment will last from eight to ten-
days. The"location of the camp has not :
been decided upon.
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