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The Valentine Democrat
VALINTINE , NEB.
L M. RIGE , Pnbllabei
11 I ,
MILITIA. CALLED GUI
ALABAMA NEGROES IN DANGEF
OF BEING LYNCHED.
Six Are Charged with Assault arid
Murder Bi Mob Marches on tin
Jail Determined Stand of Stati
Troops Prevents Rloodshecl.
At 10 o'clock Sunday night Gov. Je :
licks received the following telegram froi
Ciadsden , Ala. :
"My jail and prisoners confined then
in are threatened by u mob. Prisoner
with and murder o
in jail charged rape
white woman. Need military assistance
The governor immediately wired Capl
L. Braney , commanding the Gadsdo
company of state troops , to place his con :
mand at the disposal of the sheriff am
to keep the executive oflicc advised o
At midnight nothing further had bee
hoard from the scene of the threatens
The negroes in the Gadsdeu jail ar
Vance Gardner , William Johnson , E. L
Johnson. Bud Kichardson , Jefferson Al
ford and Fannie Mayo. Their allegei
victim was Mrs. S. J. Smith , a whit
The crime was committed Saturda ;
night. Early Sunday Vance Gardner re
ported discovering the woman's deai
body. The police found her nr.de bod ;
lying partially concealed in some bushe
by the roadside three-quarters of a mil
from Gadsden. Mrs. Smith had beei
attacked on the roadside , and after hav
Ing been repeatedly assaulted was drag
ged by her hair down an embankmen
over rocks and stumps into the clump u
.bushes . , where she was left , after effort
Jiad been made to conceal her body. Th
details of her condition were shocking
'Her ' neck was broken. A pair of scissor
and a caseknife found close to her bod ;
evidently aided her in the struggle.
A mob of 300 people gathered on Broat
Street in Gadsden at dark and late Sun
day night marched on the jail , demand
ing that the doors be opened. One youn ;
man had the rope ready to swing Vane
Gardner , one of the negroes implicate !
in the killing.
Sheriff Chandler and Judge J. II
Disque were prepared to meet them
Company C , with Lieut. A. K. Brindle :
hi charge , was called out and had picket :
out. Representative Burnett and .Tudgi
Disque made talks and the mob dis
persed , there being less than 100 mei
now present. The mob lacked a leader
.This alone prevented bloodshed , as Lieut
Brindley. with his men. Sheriff Chandle
and Judge Disque are determined to pro
tect the negroes.
The coroner's jury has been in sessio :
all day md has just adjourned.
Two Men Killed and Four Injured
Two men were killed and four mor <
injured in a head-end collision betweei
two freight trains Sunday one mile nortl
of Midvale , Va. , on the Shenandoah divi
sioii of the Norfolk and Western Kail
The dead are E. S. Kite , of Vesuvia , :
brakeman , and John Dent , of Koanoke
Midvale is sixty-four miles north ol
Koanoke. The northbound freight trail
had orders to wait at Midvale for t
southbound extra freight , but the orders
it is alleged , were disregarded by tin
YOUNG GIRL SHOT DEAD.
Outcome of a Neighborhood Quarrel
at St. .Louis.
In the presence of her mother , Bessie
.Barnes , aged 1.1 years , was shot dead on
the street in front of her home at 270L
i Lucas Avenue , St. Louis , Mo. , Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Carderer , aged 30 years , is un
der arrest charged with the shooting ,
which is said to have been the culmina
tion of ill feeling between the two fami
I. Sunday night Mrs. Carderer lay strap
ped to a cot at the police station , raving
over the shooting. By her side were her
three small children.
Town Under Scourge.
Typhoid fever is epidemic at Collins-
burg , southwest of Pittsbiirg , I'a. There
are about thirty houses in the village and
in every house there is from one to five
cases of the disease. Five children of a
family named Litt have died and a num
ber of other families have lost from one
to two memlicrs. Physicians seem un
able to check the scourge.
Gen. B. M. Thomas Dead.
Gen. B. M. Thomas died at his home in
Dalton , Ga. , Sunday afternoon. Periton
itis was the immediate cause of his death ,
lie was a graduate of West Point and a
distinguished brigadier general in the
Sioux City Stock Market.
Satuiday's quotations on the Sioux City
stock market follow : Cows and heifers.
; > . * .50f'/3.2. > . Top hogs. < . r . (10-
By the discharge of a shotgun which
he had loaded for the purpose of shoot
ing stray cats , Thomas T. Ilagar , a
cousin of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood , was
instantly killed at WeMon , Mas * . , Sat
Two Drowned While Bathing- .
George and William Gibbons , brothers ,
were drowned Sunday while bathing in a
lake near Olathe , Kan. George Gibbons
was seized with cramps and his brother
went to his rescue.
FIERCE RACE RIOT.
Battle Between Whites and Blacl
in New York.
"San Juan Hill , " the district bound
by Amsterdam and Western Avcnv
and Sixty-second and Sixty-thi
Streets , New York , so-called because
its notoriety as a battle ground , was t
-ceiie Friday night of a fierce race r
which required 250 policemen to quell ;
ter many shots had been fired and sevei
persons had been seriously injured.
The trouble began shortly after
' arrested I
o'clock when a policeman
ward Connelly for attacking Henry W
iams , a negro , and was pursued to t
station house with his prisoner by
mob of Connelly's friends , hurling sho
ers of stones and other missiles.
When the station house reserves tin
ed out the whole neighborhood was in
uproar and whites and blacks eugaj ;
in desperate struggles in the streets.
Torrents of missiles were hurled fr <
roofs and windows.
Within ten minutes not less than 1.0
men , boys and women , black and win
were engaged in a furious combat.
The small party of police were pow <
less , and reinforcements were summon *
On their arrival a cordon was dnu
around the whole district and strong i
trols made repeated charges down t
streets in a vain effort to restore ord
They succeeded in making a few prise
ers and were forced to retreat , h'ghti
every inch of the way and pursued
the station house by a howling mob.
Commissioner McAdoo arrived at
o'clock and made a tour of the batt
field , the fighting by that time havi
ceased. He said the riot could not ha
taken place had not the rougher elemc
been permitted to carry arms. Th
appeared to have a regular arsenal
weapons , as the police found when th
searched the prisoners. In all sev
whites and two negroes had their :
juries attended to by the ambulance si
geons , but scores of others , less serious
hurt , were taken to their homes
friends. Five whites and six negroi
almost all of whom bore traces of c .
flict with the police , were arrested.
A picked body of thirty policemen w
letailed to occupy the disturbed regi
.luring the night and assist the police
HAVOC OF STORM.
Tornado Did Much Damage on Kos
Additional details of the damage do
ny the tornado which swept over t
Kosebud reservation are being receiv
at Bonesteel , S. I ) .
The latent reports show that one li
; vas lost , and a dozen injured , six
whom were seriously hurt.
The injured at Burke are :
"Uncle" Billy Howe , badly bruise
ueo. D. Ouster , two ribs fractured , t
hroken ; Mrs. CoughlSn , bruised : Ci
Willis , bruised : E. K. Lougley , bruise
Frank Castor , bruised ; Jackman Herri * ,
Twenty-seven buildings were more
less demolished at Herrick. and a h :
dozen persons hurt. The financial lo
will amount to $7,000.
FOR TORTURING A CHILD.
Authorities Seek "Woman Placed i
State's Attorney Graham , of Merc
County , III. , has served upon Dr. Sa
uer Brown , of Chicago , a demand for i
formation concerning the mental com
( ion of wealthy Mrs. Mary McKinney ,
Aledo. 111. , who , it is alleged , was p
vately removed from her home tv
weeks ago to Brown's sanitarium ,
Kenilworth. a suburb of this city.
Mrs. McKinney , with her husband ,
under indictment on the charge of tc
tuning Stella Grandy , a child turned ov
Lo her by the Illinois Children's Hoi
; ind Aid Society.
KILLED IN WRECK.
rhree Persons Lose Lives in Coll
sion in Illinois.
A Chicago and Eastern Illinois It a
way passenger train , leaving St. Lou
it 11U : : ) Thursday night , collided F ;
lay with a suburban train at Steigi
Three persons were killed and seven i
iured. Some of the injured may die.
The cause of the collision is said
uive been an open switch , which let tl
.hrough train onto ji siding on which tl
suburban train was standing.
Three Killed and Two Hurt.
Three men were killed and two prob
jly fatally injured Friday in a freigl
ivreck on the Iowa Central Railroad ne ;
Richland , Keokuk County , la. A ci
if oil took fire , the tank exploded ai
jurued the bodies of the killed men to
risp. The fire destroyed a bridge ai
; ix cars.
Wholesale Car Robberies.
Ollicers have arrested eleven men :
south Bend , Ind. . charged with being ii
> licated in wholesale robberies of ci
if the Grand Trunk Railroad near Sti
.veil . , Laporte County. Merchandise
he value of $30.000 has been taken. Tl
) ther heavy losses of the road were ne ;
Attempt to "Wreck Train.
An attempt was made to wreck a Ch
: ago. Hock Island and Pacitic throng
rain at Greene , la. . Thursday. The a
empt was made at a switch , prcsuinabl
o give the impression that the switt
VHS the cause , if the attempt should 1
Chicago Men are Cleared.
A verdict of not guilty was announce
it Chicago Friday by Judge diet lain i
he case of President Albert G.Yhcele
if the Illinois Tunnel Company , an
; everal former municipal ofhVcrs on tri :
or allege-d alteration of public recoul
Killed Their O Ulcers.
A regiment of Russian sappers statioi
d at a small village in the mountair
tear Tiflis , Caucasia , has murdered all ii
tfflcers and , it is rumored , joined the re1
WRECKED BY STORM.
South Dabota Towns in Path of
A tornado swept over Gregory Cozint ;
South Dakota , Wednesday nigLt. Win
are down and details as to damage ai
meager. The storm came at midnigl
and lasted two hours. At Bonesteel tl
damage was trivial , but on the Ilosebu
icservation it was very great.
One person was killed and eleven oil
Xear St. Elmo , a small town , was tor
up. Roy McFadden was caught betwec
heavy timbers of a building and instant !
crushed to death. Three buildings wei
destroyed in St. Elmo.
Ilerrick's loss is heavy. Houses wei
torn to splinters and the damage is est
mated at $7,000. Four men , one w <
man and a boy are in a critical conditioi
Twenty-five business bv.ildings an
many houses were destroyed , includin
the Rosebud bank , the school house an
Ulrica's large livery barn. Twent ;
eight head of horses were in the barn , bi
many were saved by citizens. Office
stores and saloons were damaged.
George Cornwall , who lives one an
one-half miles from Herrick , had h
house demolished. A. J. Jones , wli
lives on a claim west of Herrick , suffers
the loss of his property.
At Burke many buildings were di
stroyed. The Jenson home , in the soutl
ern part of town , was completely swa
lowed up and Jenson and his wife an
baby were blown in various direction :
A relief corps heard the cries of the bal ;
and rescued it from drowning in a sma
draw where it had been blown. Mr :
Jenson and her babe may die.
Mr. McBride was injures ! in the bac
and his home was completely swallowe
up. Alvin Nye was injured in the limb :
The damage to property will amount t
Dallas , Gregroy and Carlock repoi
slight damage and only a few injured.
Many claims have not been heard fron
A relief party rs out now.
Three large buildings were unroofe
and seven smaller ones elestroyed : i
Gregory , but no person was injured.
The storm was severe over the entir
reservation , and several inches of wate
fell at the points which suffered th
worst. Much damage was done to crop
and wiies. and most of the details of th
havoc wrought have been brought in b
messengers from the different towns.
POSTMASTER IS ENJOINED.
Mail to People's Bank Must Not b
A St. Louis special says : A temponi
ry restraining order has been issued b
Judge Smith McP-herstm , of Iowa , sil
ting in the United States district courl
against Henry J. Gilson , in charge o
the Winner branch postotlicc ? , Postmaste
Frank Wyman and Assistant Postmaste
Henry P. Wyman , requiring them to dis
continue stamping the mail of the Pec
pie's United States Bank and E. G. Lew
is with the word "fraudulent , * ' and re
turning to the sender.
The defendants were cited to appea
next Tuesday and show cause why a ;
injunction should not be issued agains
In the meantime , it is said , mail wil
not be delivered to the bank or to Lewis
but will be held at the St. Louis post
office Avithout being stamped "fraudu
lent , " pending final action.
BUTCHERS FIGHT PACKERS.
Great Dressed Meat. Plant Erectec
in New York.
War in earnest was declared in Xev
York Thursday against the beef trus
when the new plant of the New Yorl
Butchers' Dressed Meat Company a
Thirty-ninth Street and Eleventh Avemii
Hundreds of butchers are in the nev
e'ombination , which was organized as :
protest against the beef trust. Thei
building , which lepresenls an outlay o
almost . LOOO.OOO , is nearly completes
and is elaborately fitted. Its nine sto
ries , stands out in bod relief to person :
passim : along the water front. To thi :
building will soon be added another o
similar dimensions , which will make tin
plant the largest in the world.
AVas Robbed and Murdered.
O. J. Halde , president of the inn
molders' union , of St. Joseph , Mo. , arriv
ed at Salina , Kan. , Thursday and iden
tiOed the body of the man found dent
there as that of N. Sexton , of St. Jo
seph. It is thought by the ollicers tha
Sexton was robbed ami murdered bj
the same gang that held up six men at ;
Winlield hotel , two members of whicl
fought the officers at Cedarville.
Battleship Vermont Ready.
A Washington dispatch says : The For <
River Shipbuilding Company has noti
lied the secretary of the navy that tin
battleship Vermont Avill be launched ai
the shipyard of that company at Quincy
Mass. , Aug. 31. and that the governoi
of Vermont has designated his daughter
Miss Jennie Bell , to act as the snonsoi
of the vessel.
Seven prisoners , who were serving sen
tences in the Denver ( Colo. ) county jail
imposed for committing or conniving al
election frauds in that city last fall , have
been released by order of the supreme
Baltimore Building Falls.
The Glenn building , a small offict
structure at. Baltimore , Mel. . collaps J
Wednesday , killing two persons and in
Loses Life in Fire.
After saving his wife and 2-month-ol < ]
baby from flames which were destroying
their home1. Samuel E. Howard , a youni :
farmer living near Shambaugh , Page
founty , la. , went back after some house-
liold goods and was burned to death
An Ohio Bank Fails.
The Citizens P.auk , of Yellow Springs ,
Ohio , failed to open its doors Thursday
morning. It owes depositors about $25-
STATE OP NEBRASKA
'NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A cor
Two Meet Death in Washout Bu
iingtoit Train on Oberlin Brane
Goes Into Ditch Near Hanona
engineer's Daughter Killed.
On the Oberlin branch of the Burlir
ton out from Republican City two we
killed and several injured in a wreck ne
the small town of Kanonn , Kan. , at
o'clock Saturday afternoon. The kill
were Miss Millie Koll , Republican Cil
and Harry White , address unknown.
The injured are D. A. A. Allen , Toi
ka , Kan. ; Ed Bender , Hastings , Ne
and Mrs. W. L. Egbert , Republic-
The families of the engineer , firem
and brakeman of the ill-fated train we
on their way to the other end of the ro
to spend Sunday because the train en
had been kept away from home for
week on account of a washout near t
Miss Millie Koll is the daughted of t
engineer. Her mother and younger sist
escaped serious injury. Mrs. Egbert
the wife of the fireman. Her small chi
was with her.
Since the water , which came last fcu
day , no regular trains have been run
the Oberlin branch. Passengers , expre
and the mail have been carried by t
work trains on each side of the washo
and transferred at the gap.
The whole train , consisting of engii
box car and caboose , went into the dite
Conductor Arthur Lymau reports th
the track was intact.
Three Men Seriously Hurt by tl
By the blowing up of a boiler on
thresher machine engine on the farm
Fred Keikner , near Johnson , Wediu
day , three men were seriously injure
Charles Finch , of Johnson , was serious
injured internally , Sam Warwick , also
Johnson , was struck in the shoulder 1
u flying missile and also received a bro
en arm. George Thomas , of Johnso
was injureu. on the leg.
The engine was completely demolishe
and the men not injured had a hard tin
to save the thresher , the strawstacks li
coming ignited from the fire. The i
jured men were removed to their horn
and give'ii surgical aid.
Sleep Walker Takes a Fall.
M" . A. pun fee , foreman of a Burlingt *
telephone gang , had a close call fro
death at an early hour Sunday mornii
at Plattsmouth. He was occupying
room on the third floor of the Platt
mouth Hotel when he arose in his sle <
and climbed out of the window. A m
ment later he fell to the street below ,
distance of thirty feet. A physician wl
was called to attend his injuries foni
that lie had sustained a severe fractu
of the large ankle bone of the right foe
Avhile he also suffere'd a puncture of tl
flesh in his right side near the armp :
He was also bruised about the herad , b
Live Stock Show at AVisnfr
it has been decided to holdothe third a
nual stock show at Wisner on Wednc
day and Thursday. Sept. 13 and 14. Tl
success e > f the shows of the past tv
years and the increasing interest has e
couraged the management to hold tl
show for two days this fall and large
enlarge the scope of the enterprise ,
include besides an exhibit of all classi
of livestock and farm products a dome
Runaway Boys Sent Home.
Two Peru boys , about 8 and 11 yea
of age , sons of George Bennett , ran aw : :
from their home last Thursday mornir
and walked to Nebraska City. The di
tauce is about twenty-two miles. Whe
they were missed from their home a larj
number of Peru citizens commenced 1
search for the boys , who were thougl
to have been drowned in the Missou
River. When the boys were located th *
were returned to their home much again ,
against their wills.
The body of Albert Easter , the be
who was drowned in the Platte at Fr
mont Tuesday afternoon , was found lai
Wedneselay evening on a sandbar almo :
half a mile from the spot where he w :
last seen. A peculiar feature of the affa
is that no less than five persons wl :
have been drowned in the Platte withi
the last few years drifted down to ll
York Man Killed.
Frank Chapin. of York , was run ove
; md killed by a Burlington train at Cret
Tuesday night. Chapin was SO yeai
> Iel and had been to Lincoln to visit rels
lives. When he reached Crete a freigl
train was standing on the sidetrack , an
is he drove around this the engine e
the Burlington passenger train struc
! iim , killed the horse , elemolished the bu ;
; y and mangled the man.
Boarel oi Health Deadlock.
The state board of health at Lincol
took twenty-seven more ballots Monda
morning in trying to elect a successor t
Ur. Somers , of Omaha , a member of tli
> oarel of secretaries The vote stood jut
: he same as it elid at the other meetinj
ivhen 100 ballots were taken. The cai
lidates voted upon were RobertvicCoi
mghey of York. J. A. Andrews of Ho
3re ge , and J. C. Sward of Oakland.
Run Down hy Q irs.
Coroner Broeck , of Plattsmouth , wi
. ailed to South Bend to hold an inque *
jver the remains of Henry Ilofmeiste
ivho was killed early Sunday morning b
i Rock Island train. So far as know
10 one witnessed the accident , which ex
urrcd two miles south of South Beiu
[ lofmeister was a gardener by occujfatio
iml was GO years of age.
More Time in Car Shops.
The Burlington shops at Plattsmout
lave the ten-hour working schedule. Th
lumber of men employed is larger tha
t has been for many years and more me
ire being added to the payroll almos
Guard Rifles Competition.
The state rifle competition will be pulle
) ff at Kearney by members of the Na
ional Guard , beginning July 31 and last
ng until Aug. 3. The successful one
a this meet will-go to New Jersey t
ake uart in the national shoot. , ,
HIGH WATER AT OMAHA.
Missouri Breaks Into Cutoff
with Swift Current.
: For the Qrs
An Omaha special says
time iu a number of years the Missoui
River Saturday morning broke into Cut
off Lake with a strong current twenty
five feet wide and with a suddenness tha
endangered several families living iu th
Foreman Smith , of the Hammond ic
house , and his family were rescued wit !
great difficulty. Heavy damage hus-bcei
done to crops and live stock , and stil
heavier damages are expected.
In Omaha the eastern portion of th
Vnion Pacific shop yards was flooded b ;
back water from a large open sewer ii
Many persons residing iu the bottom ;
sat up all night prepaied to tlee on a mo
SHORT CUT TO THE PEN.
Hold Up Man Arrested Saturda ]
and Sentenced Monday.
Quick justice was meted out to Ilarrj
Sanford , a white boy , and Charles Wil
son , a negro , both tramps , who held U ]
Ernest Sabiel at his farm , seven milei
north of Sidney , Saturday afternoon
The men were captured near Colton oi
the Union Pacific railway on Saturday
night by a posse and both were incarcer
ated in the county jail.
The men had : i preliminary examiua
tion before the county judge Monday af
ternoon and offered to plead guilty. Dis
trict Judge Grimes was iu the city , opeu
ed court and sentenced the fellows t (
the penitentiary at hard labor for sevei
years and they were taken to Lincob
THIEVES PLEAD GUILTY.
Trio Captured at Ainsworth for a
Lorijf Pine Crime.
At Ainsworth Sheriff Tampert Thurs
day arrested Oscar Thurlow , Ed Berrj
and John Hall for larceny committed 'a ;
Long Pine > . 'Ji'ie parties were arraignee
before Judge Ramsey and pleaded guilty
to petit larceny and were sentenced te
thirty days in the county jail.
From descriptions received by the of
ficers here it is believed these are tin
parties wanted for a criminal offense com
mitted in southeastern Kansas recently
Chile ! Bitten hy Rattlesnake.
Ila Abrahams , a 17-mouth-old child ol
J. W. Abrahams , a farmer living abom
ten miles southeast of Fremont , was bit
ten on the wrist by a rattlesnake a fe\\
days ago. but as medical aid was t ham
very soon after , is ree-overing. The babj
was playing near the pump when tin
another heard herscream. Seeing what hat
happened the woman was so ovenvm
with terror that she fainted. The child' :
wrist and arm had swollen to a large size
before help was obtained. Rattlesnake )
are more numerous than usual on tht
prairies this season.
Storm Near Dakota City.
A hail storm , accompanied with r
strong wind , slightly resembling a torna
do. passed about four miles south am
southwest of Dakota City , totally demol
ishint ; all crops within an area about twe
miles wide and three miles long , extend
ing in length from the Missouri Rivei
west. Waist high corn was completely
stripped of its leaves , but may possiblv
come out again and make somewhat
of a e-rop. Small grain was beheaded
and completely driven into the ground.
Robbery at Pierce.
A bold robbery took place at Pierce
Tuesday night Mrs. George W.
sohrtly after 9 o'clock. Mrs. George W.
Goff. wife of tiie village marshal , was
coming up town and was between the
elevator and the curfew bell tower when
a stranger grabbed her hands and took
an envelope from her containing a $20
bill. The highwayman then disappeared
up the alley and escaped.
Infant Srraiijrlps to Death.
T ne infant child of AVilliam Ploutz , a
rancher living four miles southwest of
Bloomington. Avas strangled to death
Wednesday afternoon in a peculiar man
ner. To prevent its rolling off the bed ,
: is it had done several times after a nap.
Mrs. Houtz pinned its dress to the bed
elothing. The e-liild was found suspend
ed over the siele of the beel and choked
to death by the neckband of its dress.
Wail Damages Crops.
During a thunder storm hail fell north
east of Pierce and diel considerable dam
age to the crops. IT. F. Magdanz says
that one-third of his wheat crop was lost
: ind August Korth reports his corn bndly
[ lamaireel , but thinks that with the right
kind of weather it will come out all right.
The hail streak w.s about one mile in
Died from Lockjaw.
J. W. Uobbin of Plattsmouth. who
was wounded on the Fourth of July ,
while repairing a toy pistol , died Thurs-
jay evening from lockjaw. Mr. Robin
son was wounded in the hand , but the
injury had almost healed when symptoms
[ > f lockjaw set in. lie leaves a widow
iind five smail children.
Charged with HOST
Klmer Jackson , a resident of Beatrice ,
was arrested Thursday and lodged in
jail by Sheriff Tmde on information
from Sheriff Case , of Fairbury , Jackson
is charged with being implicated in a hoy
stealing deal with several other * * which
jceurred in Jefferson County three or
! lnl ) < si > n Talks at Beatrice.
Richmond I * . Hob on , of Merrimac
fame. Thursday afternoon addressed an
mdience of about . " . ( tOO at the Beatrice
L'hautamiua. Hob on"s subject was
'The American Xavyhich he present-
: -d in a logical and entertaining manner.
Fitiht with Tramps.
At Wood River a freight conductor and
trakeman ad a fight with some tramps
: he other veiling , whom they tried to put
iff the train. During the mixup one cf
: le tramps was badly beaten.
w Trial tor Chambrrlain.
.Tr.dge Paul Jensen , in district conrt at
recumseh Saturday morning , set aside
he verdict in the case of Charles M.
. 'hamberlain. found guilty of embezzle-
neiit. and oidere-d a new trial. Chamber-
ain has asked for a change of venue.
LMie court reduced the bond from $ liO.SOO
o $10,000. _
First of Wheat Crop.
The first of this year's crop of wheat
vas marketed at Beatrice Monday. It
vas of excellent quality , testing
louuds ; yield , 30 bushels to lite acr
The past vrcek has been cold and wet
The mean daily temperature averaged
ii degrees beloAV normal in eastern coun
ties and G degrees below in western.The
rainfall was above normal in nearly all
parts of the state. It exceeded one Inch. /
in most counties , while in considerable
areas it exceeded tAvo inches , and in some
places was more than four inches. Win
ter * wheat harvest progressed
soutfilfetern counties , and is nearly fin
eastern counties ; ir
ished in the extreme
is just beginning in central
counties. The crop now promises to bfl
and quality. Oata
good , both as to yield
have improved in condition during , the
week. Some rust has appeared in spring
wheat and the crop is decidely less prom
ising. Potatoes continue to grow well.
Considerable alfalfa hay was damageel
by rain and some clover and timothy
was also injured. The hay crop Avill b
large , except iu a few southeastern conn-
ties. Corn has grown fairly well during
the week , but needs warmer weather. It
is small for tlie season of the year. Cul
tivation has been retarded by rain in
most counties and the crop is getting
weedy. Some fields in southeastern
counties have been laid by fairly free ol
* * *
The shipments of live stock during the
year 1904 shoAV a considerable increase
over the shipments of the yar 1903 , ac
cording to the statistics of t'ae bureau ot
labor and statistics , given out by Chiel
Clerk Don C. Despain. The prosperous
condition of the fanner and stockman ij
shown by the fact that there Avere 829-
9S5 more head of live stock shipped in
1904 than in 1903. The total shipment :
of all live stock Avas 4.082,333 head. Ir
1904 there Avere 955,791 bend of cattlt
shipped , as compared AA-ith 955,203 hea < ?
In 1903. The similarity of these figures
is indicative of the steadiness of cattlt
shipments for the tAvo years being 2,742-
909 head shipped in 1904 and 2,101,511 !
in 1903. The horses and mules ship
ments in 1904 Avere 57,9.12 head and 54.
S23 in 1903. A large gain is noticeaLlt j
in the sheep shipments , the 1904 snip j
incuts totaling 925.081 heau , as compared
to GSO,751 in 1903.
* * *
State Superintendent McBrien has had
his attention called to the assumption of
authority by a number of comity clerks ,
Avhich the statute fails to give them. In
several instances where the school otfr
cews certify to the clerk the amount ol
money the desire to raise the clerk luu
deducted the amount of money held in
the treasury to the credit of the school
district. This , the state superintendent ,
backed by the legal advice of the attor
ney general , says is illegal and wrong-
and can'tbe done unless th levy is more-
than $2.50 on the $100. This because inr
many instances the school officers in
making their leA'y have taken into con
sideration the amount of money they
have in the treasury.
* * *
No state fair iu the western circuit i
offers so large an amount in preiniuj
for farm prodncts as the Nebraska
fair. TAVO thousand dollars for county
collective exhibits and move than $500
foV individual exhibits makes a total of
more than $2,500 in premiums for farm
products , as the various exhibit * included
in a county collective exhibit can also bo-
entered in the name of the grower for
premiums ih the various lots. In addi
tion , the state fair management guaran
tee a premium of $100 for all county col
lective exhibits Avhich cover a prescribod
space and that score not less than 800
points out of a possible l.UOO.
* * *
The school at the state penitentiary
which was instituted upon the recom
mendation of John Davis , secretary of
: he state board jnf charities and correc-
Jons , is progressing nicely. Twice a
tveek the conA'icts attending are assem
bled in the dining room and put through
: he lessons they have studied during the
) ther days. So far the school has about
'orty pupils. Avhicli number will be
argely increased when the instructors
; ake up the higher branches of education.
t this time only the first branches are
.aught , some of the convicts , under the
lirection of the cliaplaiu. doing the-
* * *
RepresentatiA-es erf farmers * grain ship
ping associations had the floor Saturday
n the taking of depositions at Havelock
n the damage suit of the Worrall Grain ?
Company against certain numbers of thej
State Association of grain dealers , . There (
vere no quc : > tions asked that were not
inswered through any fear of criminal1 j
irersecutions , and some of the testimony j
> rought out will create a sensation I
imong farmers who have not alreadyf i
nnde similar calculations to those indulgj j
d in by the Avitnesses who Avere sworn.
* * *
Engineer Sawyer , who looks after the
tate hcuse engines at Lincoln , has finally
> een successful in haA-ing the state boaret
f public lands and buildings remove
'ohn McCane , his fireman , from office-
The latter was notified of his dismissal .
iy a letter from Land Commissioner Ea-J
on , who by authority of the board has ]
harge of the employes appointed by the I
ioard. The letter merely read that the J
aau's services Avould be dispensed with. * !
'uly 15 and gave no reason for the re-
* * *
The board of managers of the state fair'
aet at the Lindell Hotel , Lincoln , July.
, for the purpose of going over state fair !
latters. Secretary Bennett reports a
ood outlook for a successful fair , based
n th-e number of applications for space 1
or exhibits. \u
* * * I
T. J. Jordon , of Champion , Chase ] ]
lounty , wants enough AA-ater out ofjji
frenchman Creek to irrigate 1GO acresl
f land , and to get it he hus made appli1
atiou to the state board of irrigationm
? he ditch has already been dug. m
Insurance Deputy Pierce is gcVo H
orried about the collection of the
ocal tax due from a number of
nee companies. The case to test the !
onstitutiouality of the law has been inl
tarted , has recently Gin ! an amended
nswer in the supreme court , it is prob-ji
ble that the case will finally go to thf !
Fnited States supreme cout before it wiijf
e elided. At this time there is consider !
bly over $25,000 due the state under thf
jciprocal tax law.
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