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their lives in an
? y night in the Dia-
o'ke C'ompany's mine ,
fdA-ille , Utah. It is be-
[ nien Avho perished Avere
Fiuen Avere in the mine ,
he rope runner and the
ft he mine about five min-
ll diggers of tne Diamond
fist been joined by many
fCeimnerer mnies , tAvo mile ?
ville , but the Avork of re
lies is proceeding slowly ,
being erected and ever *
crowd surrounds the shaft ,
illy the Avhole population of Dia-
Fville and vicinity having gathered
fere. Widows and children of the dead
fniuers are among them , and the scene
'nil day hus been most distressing.
The theory advanced by the miners \ ?
that a "blown out" shot caused the dis
astrous explosion vrhich Avrecked the
mine. The shock of the explosion Avas
felt all over the town , rocking buildings
so violently that their occupants ran out
into the open. The news that there had
leen a disaster at the Diamond urine
lhe second in less than five years quick
ly spread through the village , and practi
cally the. Avhole population of Diamond-
ville flocked to the mine shaft. In the
previous explosion , Avhich occurred Feb.
ilG , 1901 , thirty-tAVO miners perished.
Wives and children of the entombed
miners Avere among those Avho rushed to
the shaft , and the scenes there Avere most
pathetic. Though men Avere ready to en
ter the shaft , it was impossible to do so
DAving to the after effects of the explosion.
And Superintendent Thomas Sneddon in
sisted that all the precautions against fire
should be taken. It Avas late Saturday
afternoon before the first rescue parties
entered the mine.
The explosion occurred 1,100 feet under
ground and at least ' * 00 feet from the
jnouth of the shaft. The explosion
wrecked the brattices and blocked the en
trances to the lower levels of the inino ,
necessitating the removal of much de
bris heforo the miners could be reached.
Many Prople of 3Iiddlc West Vic
tims of Land Frauds.
A Portland , Ore. , special says : Only
( vhcn all persons holding forged certifi
cates for school lands in Oregon have sent
their certificates to Salem to haAre them
examined Avill it be possible to make an
estimate of the gigantic swindles perpe
trated on easterners by unscrupulous
land operators. GOA . Chamberlain states
that there is no limit to the number of
forged checks Avhich could have been
hiade , and it is safe to say , he added ,
I hat Avhere the certificates Avere hypothe
cated tlie full amount shown by the cer
tificate Avas obtained or whore sales Avere
made outright the full value of the land
Avas paid by the victim.
Very fCAV of the persons Avho possess
forged certificates are known so far , but
from the fact that persons in Minnesota ,
Wisconsin , Illinois , NCAAYork , Ohio and
Florida are in possession of them the offi
cials fear that when the Avhole number
develops it Avill include people in every
state west of the Mississippi River.
CHICAGO POLITICAL TRAGEDY
County Oilioial Dies of Wounds Re
ceived at n. Caucus.
County Commissioner John V. Kopf , of
Chicago , Avho Avas stabbed at the election
of the Thirteenth Ward Republican. Club
last Tuesday , died Sunday at Grain ho -
nital. George G. Roberts , Avlm Avas ar
rested at the time of the stabbing with a
Icnife open in his hand , is hold at the po
lice station. i > charge having yet been
lodged against him.
The friends of the dead man declare
Uiat his death is the result of a conspira
cy among his political opponents in the
Two Men Killed by Train.
Harry Williams and Jack Shuru were
instantly killed near Carbon , Ind. , Satur
day night by a Avcstbouud Big Four pas
senger train. The men had taken a hand
car and Avere on their AVIV to Perth when
they Avere run doAvn.
Bank Robbers Make Good Hani.
Robbers Friday night entered the
Farmers and Mechanics Bank at Forest
Grove , Ore. , bleAv open the safe and se-
't'lircd ? 5,4f 3 in coin and currency.
Sioux City Stock Marker.
FolIoAving are Saturday's quotations on
the Sioux City stock market : Stackers
and feeders. $3.00g&20. ( Top hogs. $4.20.
' Suicide- Korea.
t Seoul , Korea , advices states that the
emperor has directed that the highest ,
posthumous honors be given Min Yung
Whan , Avho committed suicide as a pro
test against the Japanese protectorate.
The body Avill be given a slate funeral.
Mystery in Assault.
Fred Gaguou , who arrived at Seattle ,
Wash. , from the cast three days ago , is
dying at the Seattle hospital : IK a result
made upon him Saturday in a local hotel.
JGaguon's sjuill is fractured. f
ANOTHER SHIP LOST.
Steamer Owen and 19 Men Went
The steel steamer Ira II. OAVCH , carry
ing a crew of nineteen men , is believed
to have gone doAvn Avith all hands during
the recent storm on Lake Superior. The
Owen Avas last sighted last Tuesday by
the steamer II. B. Nye , Avhile off Ekater
island , of the Apostle group. The Owen
Avas bloAving distress signals and seemed
to be in a bad plight. The Nye Avas al
most helpless in the terrible storm and
could do nothing to assist the Owen ,
Avhich Avas soon lost to sight hi a blinding
snoAv storm. When the storm cleared
two hours later the Owen had disap
Friday Capt. M. K. Chanlberlain , of the
steamer Sir William Siemens , reported at
Ashland , Wis. , that Thursday Avhile
some miles east of Michigan isl
and he ran into a mass of
Avreckage consisting of chains , stan
chions , the top of a cabin and other
debris. Floating in the midst of the
I wreckage Avere a number of life preserv
ers marked "S. S. Ira II. Owen. "
The owners in Chicago have given up
hope of the A'essel.
The Owen had a cargo of 110,000 bush
els of barley. She Avas built in Cleve
land in 1887 and Avas insured for $100-
000. Her cargo of barley Avas also in
The large steel steamer Western Star ,
OAvned by M. J. I. Cunimings , of OsAvego ,
N. Y. , is HOAV lying on the sandy shore
of Lake Superior , sixteen miles east of
Ontanagon , Mich. The vessel does not
appear to be greatly damaged , and the
chances are that it can be floated before
AA'inter sets in. The boat AA'as run ashore
during the snow storm last Tuesday.
The Detroit Journal says 149 lives have
been sacrificed , over seventy ships Avreck-
cd and a loss of nearly $7,000,000 has
been sustained in the three big storms on
the great lakes this season. That this is
the most disastrous season in the history
of shipping on the lakes is boyond doubt.
WINDY CITY LOSES.
Courts Say Chicago Canot Have New
Judge Mack , in the circuit court at Chi
cago Friday , rendered an opinion that the
charter amendment passed by the last leg
islature , by virtue of Avhich act the city
of Chicago expected to obtain a IIOAV char
ter for its government , is illegal.
The decision Avas brought out by a test
case instituted against the first reform
attempted under the amendment. This
Avas the abolishment of the present muni
cipal court system , and the court declared
the amendment under Avhich it is sought
is illegal , because it affects more than
one article in the constitution in the state.
The case Avill be carried to the state su
BLAME NOT FIXED.
No Indictments in the Student Pier-
The Knox County grand jury reported
at Mt Vernon , O. , Tuesday that it had
failed to return any indictments against
any of the members of the Delta Kappa
EpsSlon fraternity , or any members of
Kenyou College , in connection Avith the
death of student Stewart Pierson. '
The jurors were of the same opinion as
Coroner Scarborough , to the effect that
Pierson Avas cither tied on the tracks or
Avas in such a position ho could not extri
cate himself , but the guilty party or par
ties could not be determined.
ROBBERS LOST THEIR BOOTY
Diamond Brooch Picked Up by a
The Bauman Jewelry Company , whose
store was plundered Wednesday night at
Chicago by thieves , who smashed a show
window and carried off diamonds valued
at $9,000 , recovered ( he larger part of the
A diamond broach valued at $ o,000
formed the principal part of the jewelry
stolen , and this was brought to the store
Friday by a young woman , who found it
on the stairs leading to a station of the
Quocn Aids Unemployed.
Queen Alexandra has not given up her
interest in be half of the unemployed in
London , and Friday sanctioned a unique !
plan to raisemore funds for them. This
will be in the shape of the issue of a
Christmas book , which will be entitled
"The Queen's Christmas Card. " It Avill
consist of poems , stories , sketches , draw
ings and music by persons prominent in
the world of art aird literature of Great
In Snowdrift Three Days.
Train No. 18 on the Minneapolis , St.
Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad ar
rived at Minneapolis Friday three days
behind its schedule , having been stalled
for three days on the Dakota prairies in
tiie midst of a raging blizzard , with the
temperature as low as 2G degrees below
zero. The train was heavily loaded with i
passengers , but the cars were warm and
Food was sent to the travelers from the
nearest station. They did not suffer.
Nine Burned to Death.
A Mobile dispatch says : Nine persons ,
names not yet known , occupying a house
boat on the Middle River , which runs be
tween the Tensas and Alabama Rivers ,
were burned to death Friday morning in
a fire which destroyed the boat. A ne
gro steward was the only survivor of ten
men who lived in the craft.
Mexican Bank Fails. I
The Catholic Bank , an institution oper
ating under an Arizona charter , in Mexi
co City , Friday closed its doors , pending
the appointment of a receiver. It is said
the bank had ? 800,000 deposits , mostly
from the poorer class of people.
Silver IB Soaring.
A San Francisco special says : Silver is
jumping up * n price. It is now G. > : ; 1 cents
nor ounce. This is the highest since 1SOO.
The demand is greater thn the supply ,
suy the brokeis.
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FAST TRAIN WRECKED.
Plunges Down an Embankment In
A telephone message from Mauch
Chunk , Pa. , says that the Jersey Central
"Flyer , " which left Scranton at G:30 p.
in. , Thursday , was wrecked about three
, miles above Penn Haven Junction , six-
I ty-live miles south of Scranton. The en
gine and thre cars went down a steep em-
i bankment into the river and the combina
tion car caught on fire.
A later message from Mauch Chunk
says Engineer Newman and Fireman
Libbert , of Manch Chunk , were killed in
the wreck of the Jersey Central "Flyer"
at Stoney Creek. Nine passengers were
injured and it is feared several of them
The Reading raihoad offices have re
ceived a message from the Jersey Central
railroad that a train carrying some of
the injured and eight Philadelphia pas
sengers would arrive at Bethlehem at 2
The injured were taken to St. Luke's
hospital there. The Jersey Central has
not reported to the Heading the extent
of the accident.
A Philadelphia dispatch says : The
Central Railroad Company of New Jer
sey's New York flyer , which left Scran
ton early Thuisday evening , was wrecked
at Stoney Creek , about ten miles north
of Mauch Chunk , a few hours later. In
formation from the vicinity of the acci
dent is meager , but the latest received by
tho Associated Press by telephone is that
an engineer and fireman were killed and
about a dozen passengers injured. The
engineer's name is said to be Albert , and
that of the fireman Detroy. The injured
have been taken to St. Luke's hospital
at South Bethlehem , about sixty miles
north of South Bethlehem.
So far as can be learned tho locomotive
of the flyer jumped tbe track at a sharp
curve at Stoney Creek and plunged into
the Lehigh River , along which the rail
road extends. The combination baggage
and day coach also went over the embank
ment. The other coaches did not leave
the roadbed. The names of the injured
cannot be ascertained at this hour.
WEDDING HELD UNLAWFUL.
Bishop Excommunicates .Leading
Rt. Rev. Bishop Richard Scannell. of
the Omaha diocese of the Catholic church ,
has declared excommunicated ipso facto
all members of the Catholic church who
participated in the wedding of Congress
man Kennedy and Miss Margaret Pritch-
ett , at Omaha , Neb. , Monday. There were
a number of prominent Catholics present ,
including Mrs. Edward A. Cudahy , wife
of the packing house magnate. Miss
Mae Hamilton , whose individual fortune
is rated at over a million , Avas one of
the bridesmaids. j
Congressman Kennedy has a divorced
Avife liA'iug , and for that reason the bish
op issued last Sunday u pastoral forbid
ding all Catholics to participate in the
DEATH IN STRANGE ACCIDENT
Mother and Child Struck by Falling
FlrtK Pole. I
At Au Sable , Mich. , Mrs. AVilliam
Gardner and her 5-year-old son were kill
ed Thursday in an extraordinary acoi-
dqnt. With another lady and the latter * s
child they were driving Avhen a wheel ol"
their carriage became entangled in a Aviro
attached to a flagpole. Before the car
riage could be stopped the polo was pull
ed over , striking Mrs. Gardner and her
FOII as it fell on the carriage and crushed
the heads of both mother and child. The
other occupants of the carriage escaped
HOUSES SWEPT AWAY.
Heavy Damage by Sudden Flood in
Creek at Clifton , A. T.
Clifton , Ariz. , reports a severe tlood.
The Avaters SAvepl down Chase Street ,
washing out the Colorado lailroad be
tween there and Mctcalf and Avashing
nvay a number of houses in Clifton. The
station yards of. the New Mexico and
Arizona railroad are under water. Many
louses close to the station are reported
washed away in the rush of water of
Chase Creek into the ( Jila Uiver. The
smelter AVUS also damaged. Several rail
road bridges were Avashetl out near Clif
ton. The flood "also damaged Morenci.
Boilermakers 3Say Strike.
According to strong intimations given
out by labor leaders at Scraulon. Pa. , fol-
loAving the visit on Tuesday of Grand
President George F. Dunne , of the Boil
ermakers' and Shipbuilder * ' Union , that
craft is contemplating a general strike in
the United States and Canada on May 1
for increased Avajres.
Plague in Yokohama.
Bubonic plague is raging in Yokohama.
Japan , according to the officers of the
steamship Dakota , aud possibly no mort
vessels Avill be giA'en a clear bill of health
until the scourge has been Aviped out.
Four deaths had resulted from the disease
before the steamer sailed and many re
ports of sickness had been receiA'ed.
To Honor Oyama and TOJJO. [
A London special makes the announce
ment that King EdAvard has decided to
confer the order of merit on both Field
Marshal Oyama and Admiral Togo. j
Burned to Death in Home.
Alex Connor , aged 80 years , first mayor
of Scrautou , Kan. , was burned to death '
in the destruction , Thursday , of his homo. i
Body Found in Harlem Kiver.
The body of John X. Tisdale , a wealth } ,
mining operator , Avho disappeared from , j
the Hotel Seville at. New York on Nov. i > ,
wns found in the * Harlem River Thurs ! J
Jay. On the body Avere found a gold j
ivatch AA'ith the initials J. N. L. aud
ibout $40 in money. ,
Tho comptroller of the currency has ij
sppoiutcd Thomas Riunker. of Carlin- . fc
ille , 111receiver of the defunct Nationt !
il Bank , of Allegheny. Pa. '
STATE OP NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON-
Norfolk People Swindled Promi
nent Citizens Alleged to Have
Ltost Heavily in Texas .Land Deal
'A Norfolk special says : Norfolk alone
lias at least thirty Avell known citizens
Avho lost in a Texas land scheme , and
their losses are conserA'atively estimated
at $3,500 or $4,000. Included in those
here who lost are promient capitalists ,
real estate men , farmers , attorneys , doc
tors and musicians. The news that the
southwestern Colony Company and the
American Tribune New Colony Company
j have been sued for $300,000 has brought
to light here nearly three dozen men who
are anxious to join forces with the people
I in Indiana Avho are bringing suit , and
many are Avilliug to put in double what
they have already lost in order to fight
P. H. Fitzgerald , Frank N. Fitzgerald.
Harry A. Feuton and Luke F. Wilson.
The Texas plan Avas to sell stock
throughout the country and to buy up
thousands of acres of good land cheap.
Each man Avas to put in $100 and to re
ceive in turn , 160 acres of land , making
it cost him 66 cents per acre. Then , Avheii
the cities developed , Avith railroads and
copper mines and petroleum Avells , the in-
vcKtors were to make a fortune.
It is now alleged that the promoters
apparently bought 60,000 acres of land
from Luke Wilson , with which they made
a showing to investors. Years passed by
and then , because the company had paid
Wilson but little money , he foreclosed on
a mortgage , the laud Aveut back to him
and the investors were left holding the
And the suit that has been begun al
leges that Wilson was a conspirator with
the croAvd in the lead to defraud.
CATHOLICS UNDER BAN.
j Bishop Scannell Excommunicates
Prominent Members at Omaha.
Rt. RCA * . Richard Scannell , of the Ne
braska diocese of the Catholic church has
declared excommunicated ipso facto all
members of the Catholic church Avho par
ticipated in the Avedding of Congressman
Kennedy and Miss Pritchett , at Omaha ,
Monday. There Avere a number of prom
inent Catholics present , including Mrs.
EdAvard Cudahy , Avife of the packing
house magnate ; Miss Mae Hamilton ,
whose indiA'idual financial Avorth is rated
at over $1,000,000 , was one of the brides
Congressman Kennedy has a divorced
Avife liA'iug , and for that reason the bishop
issued last Sunday a pastoral forbidding
all Catholics to participate in the cere
mony. The bishop Thursday declared ex-
communicated all members of his church
who attended the Avedding.
COUNCILMAN GOES TO JAIL.
Refuses lo Pay Fine for Selling
Jjjquor Without Licenso.
At Beatrice Councilman Harry Ford ,
from the Third Avard , who Avas foiuid
guilty last week in the district court on
the charge of .selling liquor without a li-
cense and AA'ho Avas sentenced to pay a
line of $100 by Judge Kelliger or file a
.supersedeas bond or go to jail , failed to
( file a bond or pay his fine within the time
jlimited by , the court , so he Avas lodged in
the county jail soon after noon Wednes
day by Sheriff Trude.
Ford absolutely refused to pay his line
and Avhen taken in charge by the officer
intimated that he Avould just as soon serve
his fine out in jail , which Avill take about
sixty days. Later in the day , however ,
) he changed his mind , gaA e bail and was
Can Do Sunday Business.
The Sunday question , Avhich has been
vexing the minds of West Point citizens
for the last two months , has been finally
settled by the passage of an ordinance
iby the city council allowing business
houses and stores to transact business on
Sunday between the hours of S in the
jinorning and 1 in the afternoon. In the
isame ordinance the saloons are absolutely
forbidden to do business on Sunday and
ithe closing hour for Aveek days is set at
' 11 o'clock.
Body of KurJz Found.
John Kurtz , the night foreman at the
Northwestern shops at Long Pine , who ,
( after a domestic quarrel left home a few }
jdays ago Avith a bottle of strychnine in
I Iris pocket and a threat to his family that
'they ' Avould never see him alive again and
for whom search parties have since boenx
.scouring the country , Avas found Satur
day within a quarter of a mile of town
and hideously distorted.
Go to Claim Estate.
Calvin Chapman and David Shellenber-
ger , of Nebraska City , heirs of the late
John Shellenberger. the reputed million-
jaire , whose death occurred in Oregon
Isome two years ago , have gone to Con-
[ Uellsville , Pa. , to take steps to ascertain
ithe condition of the estate. Avhich is vari-
ously estimated at from $ > . < KM3 , < XX > to
Fires Are Mysterious.
During the storm two fires broke out
In Norfolk. One totally dcstioycd the
home of A. F. Kiehl on South Thir
teenth Street , nothing being saved. The
other started in the Junction school
house , but did little damage. The origin
of each is a mystery.
G. W. Crawford , a carpenter of Tccuru-
eeh , picked tAvo quarts of perfectly devel
oped straAvberries from his patch lrust
week. It Avas the second crop. Mr. CriiAv-
ford covered the bed at night to prevent
> S Cholera Around Grand Island
The ravages of the disease
of cholera has become quite devastating
among the herds of swine in the country
around Grand Island , many farmers re- ,
porting the loss of oA-er half of their
herds , and some as high as SO per cent. C
School House Burned.
The Blue Ridge school house , located
fire miles nortlnvest of Beatrice , AVUS de
stroyed by fire with all its contents. The
building was built years ago at a cost of
$1.200 and Avas insured for .N'SOO. Origin
of fire unknown.
RESTS IN NEW GRAVE.
Remains of Man Who Died Forty
Years ACO rCeintorred.
About seven miles Avcst of Schuyler on
the banks of McCallistcr's lake , ami on
the old California and Oregon trail , AV.IS
the grave of one Anvalfna Baldwin , who
died NOA10 , 1S05. aged 23 years 7
months and 0 days. Tho grave was mark
ed by an old-fashioned headstone and for
years stood undisturbed. Recently the
spot was turned into : i cattle yard and
the graA-e trampled underfoot.
John C. Sprecher. editor of the Free
Lance. , proposed to start a subscription
list to defray the expenses of remoAing
the remains from there and giving them a
suitable burial in the Schuyler cemetery.
Sprecher and a couple of others Avent up
last Avcek and disinterred tiie remain * .
Avhich Avere placed in a coffin and buried
in the Schuyler cemetery after lying for
forty years on the old California and Ore
BANK ROBBED AT CHAPMAN
Safe Wrecked nnd Robbers Secure
Between $1 2 DO and $1,500.
The State Bank of Chapman was en-
tered at 2 : 0 Monday morning , the safe
forced by dynamite and bctAveeu , $1,200
and $1,500 was taken.
The burglars apparently secured en
trance through the front door by use of
skeleton keys. The safe was badly
wrecked and all the cash Avas taken , but
papers Avere not disturbed. The report
of the explosion aroused citizens , and
within tAventy minutes a score of men
Avere on the scene of burglary. A Avomaa J
of the village saw tAvo strangers hurrying
aAvay in the darkness , but could giAe no
description of them and it is not known
Avhich direction the men took.
The bank is fully protected by burglar
insurance and Avill have : i new safe. If
is doing business as usual.
EX-JUDGE FOUND DEAD.
C. P. LiOfjan , of NVhraska City ,
Ex-Police Judge C. P. Logan AVUS
found dead Saturday evening at his homo
on West Second Avenue in Nebraska
City. lie had been tloAvn toAvp during
the day and seemed to be in his usual
Logan Avas removed from office last
spring by the city council under charges
alleging more than $1.000 of city money
to be in his hands unaccounted for and
unpaid. The tragedy revealed the fact
that Mr. Logan and his family Avere in
absolute destitute circumstances , but
Avere too proud to reveal their condition
to their neighbors. Excessive use of in
toxicating liquors AVIS the cause of Lo
DISPLAYED GOOD NERVE.
Wounded Hunter Walks for Milea
with Torn Arm.
With his shattered arm firmly grasped
in his uninjured hand August Schnltx , a
Lincoln laborer , Avalked for miles along
a country road and staggered to his home ,
500 C Sstreet.
While out hunting he attempted to pull
his gun between the wires of a fence.
The Aveapon Avas discharged and the shot
entered his left arm just above the elboAv.
With the blood spurting from the Avouml
he doggedly trudged to the city.
The surgeon amputated the arm by sev
ering1 a few torn muscles. He has a
bare chance to recover. lie is 40 years o/
TWO DIE SUDDENLY.
Sad Thanksgiving Day in the Homes
of Two Residents of Randolph ,
Thanksgiving day in two homes in Ran
dolph Avas darkened Thursday by the
deaths of the heads of the houses. Frank
Hornbeck , aged 42 years , a prominent
citizen of Randolph for twenty years
past , died suddenly of heart failure at
5:25 in the morning at the Farnum &
Kurtz restaurant , Avhile eating his break
fast. He had been ailing only about oG
In the afternoon at 3 o'clock John L- .
Mauze. aged 72 years. Avas found dead
near Avhere he had been Avorking in bank
ing up bis house , and was carried in and
a doctor called. He hadevidently been
dead , however , for some hours , as his
body AA-as entirely cold.
Attempt to Commit Suicide.
EdAvard Austin , who resides near Cook ,
attempted to commit suicide by cutting
his throat Avith penknife. He has been
Avorking for Herman Wellensick as a
farm hand. He left the house Wednes
day to visit friends , and notliing was seen
of him until Thursday men husking corn
found him lying in the corn field with his
throat cut. No cause is known why he !
should attempt to take his own life. lie I
may recover. .
r lan V "as Probably Crazy.
About 1 o'clock the other night a man
Avas discovered trying to force his Avay
into tlie normal dormitory at Fremont ,
occupied by the girls. The police were
notified and found that the party was a
young man AVIO for souse time past has
been subject to insane spells and has
been an inmate of the Lincoln asylum.
Hi was taken lo the city jail and his
Xevr Town is Booming.
The new town of Uehling on the Great
Northern 11:1 * started out with a number
of now buildings , including a bank , hard-
Avaro store , saloon , lumber office , livery
barn , butcher .shop and two additional
lumber yards Avill bo located there later.
lrath from Diphtheria.
Mhoiia. which broke out in the
ct1 Kioittnan family on a farm south
of il ulison. resulted fatally to the young
est giri. Seven other children who were
down with Iho < li-"ase aie recoA'ering.
IV2j > y Votf on Horn ! Issue.
TJio Madiuou.nnncil . is seriously con
sidering sahiuirtl7 ! at the spring elections
the issuinc of S10.OK ) bonds , the proceeds
to be asrd in thi > .Tcc-tion of a city hall.
Closes a Store.
SheriffV. . II. ruiUinings has taken
po > s"-ion ot A If rod Howorth's grocery
store in 'IVcuusfjoh aud the place is closed.
Creditois hoc-aim * anxious over their ac
counts ynila se < } this action. It is prob-
ible the placo : H not reopen.
Died of His Injuries.
Frank Knupp. Sr. . an aged Bohemian ,
farmer who lives tou miles southeast of
Leigh , died at the home of his son-in-law
ate Satunl'inight. . His death was
tfs"il 1 fr. -
y juries rrwh-ed ten days ago
fiiiinr fn : n a wagoii.
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The uppermost topif in university cir
cles lately has l.ocn tho reputed offer of
the University of Chicago presidency to
Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews. Among
the members of tho faculty and the stu
dents of the institution , there is a s
desire to have him remain at the head
the school. His ability as a college exec'i-lj *
live and a harmonizing force has beUA
generally recognized by all dt-inents in tho-
institution. Sometimes imperious- his
Avay when he belicA'cd a momentous ib uo
Avas at stake , the very sternness of his ad-
'dress ' has Avon faA'or from those affected
The students have great friendship for
him as an intellectual leader and mentor ,
and because of his ready sympathy Avitb
students' aims , although he can use re
pression Avith unhesitating decision , Avhert
the bounds of propriety have been over-
stepped. Another factor Avhich adds to
the strength of the desire to have him re
main is the fact that an educator of his
renown adds something to tlie respect io
which the Nebraska university is held ill
James Brady , of Albion , one of the olli-
cers of the State Co-operative Elevator
Association , Avho has been hi Lincoln , pre
dicts that the state meeting to be held in
Lincoln Jan. 17 will be large and euthu
siastic. lie stated that there are now 133-
co-operative companies in the association
and he looks to see the membership con-
. jiderably augmented because of the fact
that many of these concerns have been
doing a profitable business recently. In
this connection , it is pointed out that at
the time the attorney general filed his suit
for an injunction against the Nebraska
Grain Dealers' Association it Avas be-
licA-cd that the result Avould be to increase
the number of independent associations
Avhich had been kept down because of tiie
price cutting tactics of the old line com
panies. Under the temporary injunction
secured by Attorney General Brown thaj
species of attack on the HOAV concerns
Avould invoke the Avrath of the supreme-
court in the shape of contempt proceed
ings , and there is , in consequence , an
absence of interference.
That Nebraska is a big game state ia >
partially demonstrated by two complaints
liled in the ofllce of Game Warden Carter ,
charging that certain individuals had Kill *
od a deer and an antelope within the last
two Aveeks. One complaint came fiom
Mullen , Avhere a deer from the herd seeni
in that A-icinity recently Avas killed. Car
ter Avired the sheriff to make an arrest ,
-but has received a reply from that oflu-iul
jto the effect That there had been no A-KK
Intion of the law. from which the Avarden
infers that the animal AVJIS killed before1
theclose of the season. No A' . ID. The an
telope Avas killed in the neighborhood of
Ogallala and the same explanation Aas -
made. The open season for deer and an
telope lasts from Aug. 35 to Nor. 35 , al
though Carter says that the laAV should ba
amended so as to protect the game entire
ly , to give the herds a chance to multiply/
The statute proA'ides that one person " aj
kill a single doer and a single antelopiyO.
two animals of either species during the-
* * >
A suit to test the validity of the new
anti-cigarettestatute in the supreme court
is to be based on the conviction of Pat
Raymond , a young laborer. Avho was fiiol
? 50 and costs by Police Judge Cosgrovo
at Lincoln for rolling a single cigarette
The word manufacture as used in tha
statute Avas interpreted by the court to re.
for to the rolling of the single cigarette ,
W. D. McHugh , of Omaha , alleged to <
represent the Tobacco Trust in a legal ca-
pacity has been in Lincoln inspecting tho
records of the trial and he has intimated
to the police ollicials that an appeal Avould
be taken to the supreme court for til * * pur
pose of securing a decision as to the s < - ) pQ
tof the act Avith reference to the manu
facture of single cigarettes and the valid
ity of the general act. The talk of carry
ing tho question as to the validity of the-
act into court hns recalled the charge
nadc at the time of the passage of the act
that the title was defective in its refer
ence to existing statute1 ? .
* * *
State Superintendent McBrien is mak ;
ling an investigation as to the cause of the
'similarity ' in the teachers *
replies to ex-
'amination ' questions AvlricL have been rer
tceived from four counties. Nine ppli-
cants are concerned in the iuveti > , tion
which he is about to make and proper
.steps Avill be taken to punish the guilty in.
dividuals. should it be found that cheating
or collusion has been carried on. In ono
county three replies to certain questions
Avere identical in thought and phrn eol-
ogy. In the thret' remaining counties two
indiA'iduals in < > aoh made replies alike.
The superintendent has prepared a cirvu-
lar letter dealing with the matter in
Avhich he inquires whether the similarity
in the answers is the result of tho'i < ht
transference. A peculiar feature of tho-
quest is the fact that in some instances.
both of the replies are grotesquely Avroug. .
* > *
State Treasurer Moripsu > en has several
applications from comities desiring to re
deem portions of the outstanding bond
issues held by the permanent school fund
for investment. In some instances the-
county officials are so anxious to redeem ,
that they are A illing to pay the interest
to the date of maturity. In ono-
instance an officer is made to
pay more than a year's interest
in advance in this m.inner. Advices reach
ing the state official indicate that there is
considerable mout-y on hand in the POUU-
ty cash boxes and the counties are corre
spondingly anxious to reduce their debts.
Morteasen. on thp other hand , refu s to
allow any investment to go before m uri-
ty except in cas-es Avhere tho full in
* * *
After consultation Arith tho attorney / j
general , State Superintendent McBrien (
has announced that tho county superin
tendents of tho stato uvj t have first-
jrade certificate.1 ; in force during their en-
lire tenure of ollice under the penalty oC
having their ollice declared vacant Soma
of the official * who have just been elected
have certificates Avhich expire in a short
time , while a large percentage will ex
pire before the end of the term. New cer
tificates must be is.-ied by the superin
tendents of ntr c. : : ; ! t : ? ! > de-igantcd bjj
the state officials.
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