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The Valentine Democrc
Valentine , Neb.
2. M. Rice. Publish *
OPERATOR BLUNDERS AND PA !
JRoasted Alive In Wreck Twenty 1
TliiPty-Five Persons Die in Colored
Disaster Trains Crash in a Storm-
Engine Men Die at Their Posts.
A wreck accompanied with horroi
exceeded only by the Eden dlsaste
which occurred on Aug. 7 , 1904 , o
the line of the same railroad , resulte
from a head-on collision of two pas
senger trains on the Denver and Ri
Grande Railroad four miles east c
Florence , Colo. , at an early hour Fri
The trains were the Utah-Californi
express No. 3 , westbound from Der
ver , and the Colorado-New Mexico ex
press No. 16 , eastbound from Lead
vllle and Grand Junction. They me
on a sharp curve and were less tha :
200 yards apart when the engineer
discovered that a collision -was imml
It is known that the engineer o
.the westbound train put forth ever ;
possible effort to bring his train to ;
stop before his efforts were fruitless
and although he succeeded in check
, Jng the speed of his train the eras ]
that followed was beyond his powe
to prevent , and he went to his deat ]
with his hand on the throttle , faith
ful to his charge.
This much is vouched for by his fire
man , who , seeing the uselessness o
remaining in the face of sure death
jumped and saved himself.
Of the conduct of the engine crev
of the eastbound train it can only bi
said that they died at their posts , foi
jno one lives to tell the story of thei :
The disaster was made more horri-
hie by the manner of the death o :
jmany of the passengers , variously es-
; tlmated at from twenty to thirty-five
jFire swept the wreck , engulfing"
Victims in a caldron of flames and ieav
dng only charred and blackened bonet
ito'tell the tale of slaughter.
i A list of the injured given out bj
jOfficials , comprises twenty-two names ,
[ None of the injured is dangerously
hurt and it is believed alTwill recover ,
Conservative estimates on the total
Hess of life place the number of dead
lat thirty-five. Rio Grande officials in
sist that the exact number of persons
on the two trains cannot be ascer
i S. F. Lively , night operator at
Swallows , whose alleged failure to deliver -
( liver orders to train No. 16 is supposed
ito have been the cause for the wreck ,
jhas been in the employ of the road for
jmany years. He was relieved from
duty immediately and will be sus-
jpended until the matter is thoroughly
investigated by the officials.
ROOSEV3ILT IN NO HURRY.
/Will / Take Further Time to Decide
1 Successor of Justice Brown.
President Roosevelt Friday author-
jizp.d the issuance of the following
( statement regarding the successorshlp
jof Justice Brown in the supreme
"As Justice Brown will not retire
until June , when the supreme court
ivill take a vacation until October ;
and no public inconvenience can arise
jfrom a vacancy continuing through
the , vacation , the president -will take
. [ further time to decide the question of
jBrown's successor. Several names ,
| Including that of Secretary Taft , have
jbeen under consideration , but no de-
iclsion Is likely to be reached in tho"
( near future. "
FEARS FOR PROSPECTORS
"Xiores May Have Perished in Colora
do Many Snowslides.
IA. Denver , Colo. , special of the 16th
Inst. says : Ouray , Durango , Silverton ,
Leadville. Aspen and other smaller
mining camps In Colorado have been
visited with snowslides during- the past
Hairbreadth escapes from the slides
are reported from every mining camp
and grave fears are entertained for
( scores of daring prospectors and min-
jers cut off from the outside world in
their lonely cabins far up in the hills.
Nigeria Rebels Crushed.
u 'A dispatch from Zungera , northern
( Nigeria , to the London Dally Mail
JFriday reports that the British puni-
jtive expedition has crushed the Soko-
ito revolt after heavy fighting in which
| the rebels twice charged the Britsh
square and were almost annihilated.
Sioux City Live Stock Mariet.
, Friday's quotations on the Sioux
'City ' live stock market follow : Butcher
; steers , $4.00 @ 5.40. Top hogs , $ G.15.
For Sale of Dakota Indian Lands.
The house committee on Indian af-
ifairs at Washington , Friday , decided
jto report favorably on a bill author-
jizing the sale of 56,000 acres on the
Lower Brule reservation In South
Mrae. Sembricirs Husband Hurt.
Prof. Guillaume Stengel , the hus-
, "band of Mme. Sembrich , the prima
jdonna , is in a serious condition at the
.Hotel Savoy , at Nev Tork as a result
an automobile accident
IN OCEAN STORM.
Twenty-Svcii Men Go Down Wi1
Suffering , mental and physical , ar
numerous acts of heroism in savir
life rarely equaled in the records <
tragedies of the sea , attended the lo !
of the Phoenix line steamer Britis
King , which on Sunday last , in a raj
ing Atlantic storm , foundered aboi
150 miles south of Sable island , an
carried to death twenty-seven men
bers of the crew. Thirteen men wei
rescued from the sinking ship by th
Leyland line steamer Bostonlan , boun
from Manchester to Boston , and ele\
en by the German tank steamer Manr
heim , from Rotterdam for New Yorl
Five others who had been drawn i
the vortex in which the British Kin
was engulfed were picked up by th
Bostonian from a frail bit of wrecli
age which they had grasped after
desperate struggle for life In th
whirlpool. The Bostonian arrived a
Boston Wednesday afternoon and th
details of the disaster became knowr
Capt. James O'Hagan , of the Brit
ish King , died on board the Bostonia
from the effects of terrible injurie
sustained 5n trying to save his shij
The rescued brought to Bosto
Wednesday , include James Flanagar
the second officer ; J. D. Crawford , th
chief engineer ; Adolphus Beck , th
fourth engineer , and William J. Cur
ry , the steward. The others were coa
passers and sailors , mostly Belgians
and one stowaway , Henry Parketcli
of New York.
Two lifeboats from the Bostonia !
were crushed to fragments and th
volunteer crews which manned then
were thrown into the high runnini
seas while engaged in the work o
rescue , but all were safely landed 01
For three days her captain and crev
had tried to prevent or at least post
pone their ship's destruction. On Fri
day , in the height of the tempest , th <
deckload of oil barrels of the Britisl
King and all her fittings were carriet
overboard. The barrels and'wreckage
forming into a powerful ram wen
driven down upon her sides witl
crushing force , opening up the vessel' ;
plate and allowing the water to poui
into her hold.
The British King sailed from New
York last Wednesday , bound for Ant
werp with a miscellaneous cargo anc
150 head of cattle.
THEY SEE A STRHCE.
Mine Workers of Country Gather in
A series of meetings , conventions
and conferences in which an effort is
to be made to dael with the labor cri
sis in the coal industry and endeavor
to prevent a strike was opened at In-
diapolis , Ind. , Wednesday by the ses
sion of the international executive
boai-d of the United Mine Workers.
All the delegates that have arrived
in the city thUs far seem to be con
vinced a grave situation confront.
them. A majority of them believe
there will be a strike April 1.
Delegates from the anthracite dis
tricts are following the example of
their leaders and are not talking.
The convention of miners was called
in response to the request of Presi
dent Roosevelt to make efforts to avert
the threatened labor Avar.
FIRE IN NEW YORK.
Blaze in Express Ollicc Causes a
A fire which originated in the base
ment of the five-story brick building ,
15 to 19 East Fourth Street , New
York , completely destroyed that build
ing and spread to the adjoining five-
story building , Nos. 11 and 13 East
Fourth Street. Six firms occupied the
first building and five the last. The
main floor of the former was tenanted
by the American and Westcott Ex
The amount of freight stored there
by the express companies was large ,
as this was one of their main ship
ping points in the city.
It is believed the loss -will reach
Robbed Indiana Treasury.
An Indianapolis , Ind. , special says
David E. Sherrick , former auditor of
state , was Thursday found guilty of
smbezzlement. Sherrick was tried 01
ndictments charging him with the
nisuse of $127,000 belonging to the
Tobacco Trust's Earnings.
Net earnings of $25,212,000 for the
' ear 1905 , an increase as compared
vlth the previous year , are shown in
he annual report of the American
robacco Company , made public at
'few ' York Wednesday.
Actor Morgan Dies. .
New York : Edward J. Morgan , the
.ctor , was found dead in his bed at the
lotel Bellclaire here Saturday from
n attacked of heart disease. Mr.
lorgan created the part of John
term in "The Christian. "
Patching Up Cabinet.
A Paris special says : President Fal-
eres consulted Jean Sarrien , former
linister of justice , Friday afternoon
nd offered him the task of forming a
Open All Nnght" Bank for Chicago.
Chicago is to have an "open all
ight" bank , where people may deposer -
or draw out their money any hour ,
i the twenty-four. A permit has
2en issued by the state auditor to or-
inize the Jennings Real Estate Loan
id Trust Company.
Gasoline Is Now Advanced.
A Cleveland , O. , special says that
e Standard Oil Company Wednes- !
ly advanced the price of gasoline a
ilf cent per
MOB QUICKLY ROUTED.
Jail Stormed in Attempt to
An Omaha , Neb. , special says :
very weak attempt was made at
o'clock Friday morning to secure
number of men charged with murdt
who were believed to be confined
the county jail , for the purpose
lynching them. Twelve men are no
awaiting trial on murder charge
most of them committed in connectic
Thursday evening Edward Flury ,
street car conductor , who was shi
when his car was held up a few da ;
ago , died and the newspapers ai
nounced that three negroes , Claren <
Gathright. Calvin Wain and Han
Clark , had confessed the holdup ar
It began to be stated quite open :
that a mob , headed by street car en
ployes , would assault the jail durir
the night , and that every man charge
with murder would be lynched.
Sheriff McDonald gave out th
statement that none of the allege
murderers were in the jail , but at mic
night a crowd began to gather at tl.
jail and by L2:30 probably 2,000 pei
sons surrounded the place. It we
evident that most of them were mere
ly spectators , as not more than Uv
or three hundred approached tli
building. A demand was made fc
the prisoners and when the sheri
refused to admit the mob , a telephon
pole was brought and used for a bal
toring ram. The outer door soon gav
way , but at this moment a squad c
about forty policemen came upon th
scene and the mob was quickly du
The police used their clubs rathe
freely , but none of the mob was seri
ously hurt and no arrests were mad <
There was no display of firearms b
-MISS ANTHONY AT REST.
Great Crowd- Pays Last Tribute t
The funeral services over the bed
of Susan B. Anthony were held in th
Central Presbyterian church at Roch
ester , X. Y. , Thursday afternoon. Hun
dreds of men and women were unabl
to gain admittance to the church am
stood outside the edifice during th
During the last rites over the bed ;
of the dead leader words of eulog ;
were spoken by William Lloyd Garrl
son , Mrs. II. J. Jeffrey , a woman o
the race for which Miss Anthony ans
Garrison's father labored more thai
forty years ago ; by Carrie Chapmai
Catt , and by Rev. Anna Shaw.vhi
spoke of Miss Anthony as her deares
friend. The interment was at Mt. Hopi
FACE LABOR CRISIS.
Coal 3 incrs Meet to Decide Moment
ous Question. '
An Indianapolis , Ind. , special says
The national convention of the Unitet
Mine Workers of America opened
10 o'clock Thursday with over l.OOC
The convention was called by Presi
dent Mitchell to consider action Avhicli
may result in un agreement with tht
2oal operators that will prevent a gen
eral strike on April 1 that would bring
150,000 men from the mines.
A conference with the operators
ivill begin Monday.
Killing of Women.
Mr. Jones , of Virginia , said in the
louse at Washington , D. C. , Thursday
.hat notwithstanding those relations
jetween the president and Gen. Wood ,
le could not understand how the pres-
dent coul.t indorse the killing of wom-
jii and children in the fight on the isl-
md of Jolo in the Philippines. The
iffair was a blot on this country.
Varley is Found Guilty.
At Cripple Creek , Colo. , the jury
las returned a verdict finding John
Parley , alias Crowley , guilty of con-
piracy to defraud the Northwestern
lutual Life Insurance Company out
> f $3,000 by blowing up a body in a
unnel and collecting money upon a
> olicy issued to his partner , McEach-
A Dual Tragedy in New York.
At New York Louis Nosser , a race
rack man , locked his wife in the bath
oem Thursday , and shot and killed
tella Reynolds , of Xew Orleans , an
ctress , who was a visitor at their
ome , and then killed himself. Miss
Reynolds , it is said , was formerly an
itimate friend of Nosser.
Dropped Dead on Campus.
At Notre Dame , Ind. , Rev. Francis
[ alloy , rector of St. Joseph's hall and
ean of the school of'languages at Nee -
e Dame , died suddenly on the col-
ige campus Thursday from a stroke
[ apoplexy. The deceased was a not
1 linguist. He was born in Kings
ounty , Ireland , in 1842.
Brings Eleven Survivors.
The steamer Mannheim , which res-
led part of the crew of the steamer
ritish King , which sank near Sable
land last. Sunday , arrived at New
ork Thursday with eleven survivors
om the sunken steamer.
Conspiracy at Annapolis.
The midshipmen at Annapolis , Md. ,
ive been conspiring to prevent a high
indard of scholarship , according to
statement of Secretary Bonaparte
fore the house committee on naval
iairs at Washington , D. C. , Thurs-
President Ainidor Xot to Resign.
A. Panama dispatch says : Presi-
nt Amidor authorizes the Associated
ess to deny the report that he in-
STATE OP NEBEASK.
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CO :
Sheriff Handy With a Gun Kills L
gaii Blissard , a Youthful Despcr ;
do , Who Prefers a Fight to Surrei
dcrlng Other Xews.
Logan Blissard , a 19-year-old de
perado , was shot and killed near Kir
ball Monday by Sheriff Owens , <
Weston County , Wyoming.
Blissard , while being taken to tl
Wyoming penitentiary , jumped fro
the car near Dix , Neb. , and despite tl
fact that the train was traveling forl
miles an hour when he jumped Bli !
sard escaped injury. By a darir
bluff he held , up two ranchmen ar
took from them a rifle and horse ,
terrific storm was in progress ar
Blissard was compelled to seek she
ter at the Fetterman ranch , tlm
miles southeast of Kimball.
Assisted by Sheriff Barlholome\
of Kimball , Sheriff Owens locate
Blissard at the ranch and commanc
ed him to surrender. Instead Blissar
opened fire on the officers and wa
shot dead by Owens , whose skill wit
a six-shooter is proverbial in Westo
Blissard was arrested in Croo
County six weeks ago for horse steal
ing. Before he was taken he engage
in a running fight with two officei
and was shot in the foot. After re
ceiving the wounas he held up thre
ranchmen and secured a new hors <
He was later captured by ranchme
at whose place the wound in his foe
had compelled him to seek shelter. H
was taken to Newcastle , pleade
guilty and was senteced to five year
in the penitentiary.
ACCIDENTALLY KILLS FRIEND.
Mrs. EfTie telly Shoots Mrs. Jotter a
Miss Effie Randall and Andrew Jell
were married Saturday and returnei
Sunday to the post at Fort Niobrara
A few friends went to charivari them
one of the party being Mrs. Jotter. A
9 o'clock Mrs. Jelly took a rttvolve
from under the pillow of the bed o
Mr. Randall , her father , and pulle <
the trigger. Tht gun snapped threi
times and on the fourth time the shel
exploded , passing into the back ant
through the heart of Mrs. Jotter , am
then through the coat of Mr. Randall
Mrs. Jotter died immediately , ex
claiming "I'm shot ! " The womei
have been close friends. The revolve !
formerly belonged to Mrs. Jotter' :
husband , who took carbolic acid bj
accident in 1903. At the inquest Wed
nesday a verdict of accidental shoot
ing was returned. Mrs. Jelly is pros
HAS TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
Woman Sits in Chicken House All
Xight with Dead Husband's Body.
A Norfolk dispatch says : Too weal <
with her feminine arms to carry the
dead body of her husband from the
chicken house into their home and
unable to go and seek assistance , Mrs ,
W. A. Willoughby. who had gone out
into the yard in search of her hus
band and had stumbled upon his life
less form where ho had fallen dead
with heart disease , knelt down in her
grief and remained at the side of her
mate all through the bitter night dur
ing the recent storm that swept the
Rosebud country , and was still there
late the next morning when Ed Ellis ,
a neighboring settler , came by the
house , heard the calls for help and
lent aid in carrying the corpse into
Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby lived near
One Insurance Company Pays.
The St. Paul Fire and Marine In
surance Company has sent to the in-
? urance department at Lincoln a check
for $6,474.28 in payment of its taxes
lue the state under the terms of the
: -eciprocal tax law. This company has
.he contract to insure the outbuildings
it Hastings asylum , which contract
las been held up pending the settle-
nent of the taxes.
Coal is Discovered Near Peru.
The chief topic of conversation in
3eru at present is coal. Frank Medley
ind Steve Ge.orge a short time ago dis-
: overed out croppings of coal near the
> ank of Honey Creek , on A. M.
Boists' farm. Further developments
lave proved it to be a thirty-six inch
Fein of a good quality of coal.
Nebraska Pioneer is Gone.
Benjamin F. Chambers is dead at
Ciobrara. aged 74 years , of heart fail-
ire. The deceased located in Dakota
bounty in 1854 , where he held the of-
ice of state senator , coming to Nio-
> rara in 187G as register of the TJnit-
d States land office , which he held
hree successive terms.
Alleged Prevo Was Drunk.
Phoebe Bliss was granted a verdict
f $2,000 damages in court at Neligh
rom Perse Beck/Tom Perrin and the
letropolitan Mutual Bond and Secur-
y Company , of Omaha , for injuries
aceived in a runaway accident which
as alleged to have resulted from the
runken condition of Jo Prevo.
Highlanders Held for the Tax.
Judge Evans held a short session of
3urt at Aurora and decided the case
E the Royal Highlanders against
familton county. The opinion sus-
tined ihe contention of the countv
immissioners in the right to tax fra -
: rnal societies. An appeal was taken
f the Highlanders.
Farm Hand Arrested.
E. Piper , a farm hand from Madi-
n , and T. O. Bottecher , an ice chop-
sr from that placn WPT- arrested at
Drfolk and sent back to Madison on
e charge of stealing $57.50 from
lillip Knapp , Pipper's employer.
Pierce Is Now a City.
The citizens of Pierce are feeling
iod over the fact that they now live
a city of the second class. At a
eeting of the village board A. L.
ande presented an affidavit , show-
ET that thcr * were _ 1,000 inhabitants ,
OMAHA MOB QUICKLY ROUTED ,
Jail Stormed in Attempt to Lync
A very weak attempt was made i
1 o'clock Friday morning to secure
number of men chared with murde
who wore believed to be confined 1
the county jail at Omaha , for the pui
pose of lynching them. Twelve me
are now awaiting trial on murd (
charges , most of them committed 1
connection with holdups.
Friday evening Edward Flury ,
street car conductor , who was sh <
when his car was held up a few daj
ago , died and the newspapers ar
nounced that three negroes , Ciarenc
Gathright , Calvin Wain and Harr
Clark , had confessed the holdup an
Sheriff McDonald gave out the state
man that none of the alleged murdei
ers were in the jail , but at midnight
crowd began to gather at the jail an
.by . 12:30 probably 2,000 persons sur
rounded the place. A demand wa
made for the prisoners and when th
sheriff refused to admit the mob ,
telephone pole was brought and usei
for a battering ram. The outer dee
soon gave way , but at this momen
a squad of about forty policemei
came upon the scene and the mob wa
The police used their clubs rathe
freely , but none of the mob was ser
iously hurt anjl no arrests were made
There was no display of firearms b :
COFFIN MADE FROM SOAP BOX
Casket for Infant Made by Xorfoll
A Norfolk special says : Their heart :
touched with pity for the family o :
V. F. Thayer , of this city , whose littl <
baby boy lay dead in their home , bu
unburied for want of the rudest type
of a ' casket , a quartette of working
women of Norfolk stopped off al
washing other people's clothes long
enough to go into the Thayer home
and build a little coffin in which the
child could be and was lowered intc
The family came here from Wiscon
sin expecting to find work in the su
gar factory , not knowing that the In
stitution had been closed down for a
year. Poverty stared them in the
face and then death came to their
baby boy. They were heart-broken
over the fact that they owned not
enough pennies to buy the little fellow
a casket , and the relief that came to
them in the shape of a number of
working women of the neighborhood ,
too poor to buy the casket but strong
enough to build it , was a pathetic pic
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
Mr. Root , of the Presbyterian church
of this city.
DISASTROUS BLAZE AT LIBERTY.
Town Without Fire Protection Loses
Four Stores by FJaines.
The most destructive fire in the
history of Liberty visited that place
at an early hour Tuesday morning ,
wiping out four of the leading busi
ness houses of the town and entailing
a loss estimated at between $30,000
The entire block was destroyed be
fore the flames were subdued and the
citizens of the town had the hardest
kind of work to prevent the fire from
spreading to other parts of the busi
ness district. The losses are estimated
is follows : Corbin , $10,000 ; Moore.
54,000 : Goldberg. $8.000 : Bawhay ,
511,000. About half the loss is cov-
jred by insurance.
PRATE1IXAL TAX CASE.
Dntaha Assessor Aroused of Neglecting
ingto Collect It.
A Lincoln dispatch says : Three
nembers of the state board of equali-
: ation stated that Assessor Reed , of
) maha. would be investigated for his
iction in the fraternal tax cases.
Land Commissioner Eaton , State
treasurer Mortensen and Secretary of
Jtate Galusha believe that Reed didn't
.ssess the fraternal societies. They
: laim that the records of the board
.nd of the supreme court will bear-
> ut the assertion. The penalty for
ailing to carry out the order of the
tate board is removal from office.
lriiion Pacific Straightening Line.
The Union Pacific is making plans
o straighten its line in several places
etween Beatrice and Manhattan
: an. , this spring. The necessary ma-
hinery and equipment for carrying
n the work is being received at Beat-
ice , and when the work is finished
tie mileage between Manhattan and
teatrice will be reduced about ten
Loses Wager Through Wind.
To decide a wager , William Pape
aturday attempted to cover the dis-
tnce of nine miles between Pickrell
id Beatrice afoot , in one hour. He
; / Pickrell at 2 o'clock and arrived
: Beatrice at 3:04. four minutes be-
Ind time. Pape made the trip on the
nion Pacific road and would have
on had it not been that he was
Jliged to run against a strong wind.
Boy Cruelly Treated.
Little Robert Ricken , who was re-
mtly removed from the home of Mr.
id Mrs. Heckathorne , of Beatrice !
r County Judge Spafford because of
utal treatment on the part of the
ster parents , was Wednesday placed
the custody of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.-
eingart , of Beatrice , who made ap-
ication a few weeks ago to adopt the
Lyons Man Under Knife.
C. E. McMomes , a prominent Lyona
erchant. underwent a serious opera-
m Friday. He is in a. very serious
Clark Tried to Break Jail.
Clark , one of the negroes who was
Id in Lincoln for several days to
ep a mob from South Omaha from
tting him , made a desperate effort
escape from jail Monday night.
irk was in the women's ward and - ,
d dug out almost enough brick to
ow the passage of his body , when
j plan was discovered.
Fire at Orleans.
\ dispatch from Orleans says a fire
3 . destroyed five of the principal
tidings of the town.
The announcement that the Towq
senate had passed the anti-pass bill ,
which prohibits state officials from re
ceiving railroad passes or courtesies
from telephone , telegraph or express
companies , met -with the approval of
Gov. Mickey. "The fact that the blUl
was passed without a dissenting vote
speaks well for the Iowa senate. " said
Gov. Mickey , "but why didn't the bill
go further and prohibit everybody
from riding on passes ? I should thlnki
a law which would put everybody < ja |
the same level would be the better
law. I believe the Nebraska legisla
ture will do better than the Iowa sen- ,
ate. Wait until the Nebraska legis
lature passes a law cutting downj
freight and passenger rates and them
making everybody that rides pay fare.j
Then something will have been accom
plished. " In view of his statement ,
Saturday it is believed Gov. Mickey-
will make a recommendation to tho'
next legislature for a 2-cent rate on ,
railroads , as well as a recommendation )
for an anti-pass bill which will pro-J
hibit everybody , including state offl J
cers and politicians , from riding on !
* * *
The supreme court has reversed th&
decision of the Boone County district
court , which was that John P. O'Neill
and B. A. Baldwin , druggists , be fined
$200 for having liquor In their posses
sion for the purpose of selling thai
same unlawfully. The evidence , the1
court said , showed that a couple $
barrels of wine had been shipped to !
them. The drayman at Albion had' '
taken the liquor and put it in the
warehouse owned by the two men andi
the next day had taken a bill to th *
druggists. The latter objected to pay-1
ing the same and the liquor was taken
back to the railroad company. After
it had been turned back to the company -
pany the complaints were filed-againstl
the men and the liquor was seized. Under - '
der the circumstances the court holds !
the presumption could not be thaft
the men had bought the liquor to sell !
Attorney General Norris Brown haa-
flled in the supreme court a brief In !
the case wherein the Van Dorn Iron !
, Works is seeking to compel Auditor- !
Searle to issue a warrant for $3,328 , |
alleged to be due on a contract to con-4
struct steel cells at the state peniten-
tiary. The legislature appropriate
580,000 for the construction of cellsj
When all had been completed with )
the exception of connecting six of themi
with the sewers , the board of publicr
lands and buildings accepted the Jofcf
and ordered the warrant drawn. The !
contract called for the connections
with the sewer and therefore the aud4
itor refused to allow the bill until thet
contract was complied with. In. the *
lower court the contractors won out
and the state appealed the cases.
* * *
Rev. Mr. Heiner and Mrs. Heiner
who founded the Tabitha Home atj
Lincoln eighteen years ago and who.
managed it until last November , when *
a. self-appointed reform committee
austed them and took charge of the affairs -
fairs of the home , are shortly again lo >
some into their own. After foun
months' experience in managing the !
lome the commitete has come to the
conclusion that its members have not :
: he ability to carry the load under
.vhich Mr. and Mrs. Heiner struggled ?
'or eighteen years and one by ono
.hey are getting from under.
* * *
Attorneys for Vf. L. New y , whom
he district court of Saline County dis-
mrred from practicing because it wast
tlleged Newby had forged a deed inj
. legal controversy , are in the supreme
: ourt to have the matter reversed and
he charges quashed. Attorneys forr
Cewby assert the district court had !
10 right to disbar Newby from prac-
icing in all the courts of the state , bub
hat they have a remedy in criminal
roceedings if they desire to prosecute
* * *
The contract entered into "by Chris-
spher B. E. Stroemer and Josiah AJ
'an Orsdel whereby the latter agreec
3 secure a reduction in the price or
inds in the old Otoe Indian reserva-
on which had been bought from the ?
overnment by Stroemer has for af
jcond time been held to be valid by" s
le supreme court.
* * *
State Treasurer Mortensew Saturday *
ok in $60,000 without having mad
iy effort at collections. The moneyr
as sent in by the various county !
easurers. Mr. Mortensen then , with
le consent of the state board of edu-
itlonal lands and funds , bought $41-
)0 ) of Massachusetts state bonds , "
hich will net the state 3.31 per cent.
* > *
The arrest of the president and two
ce presidents of the New Tork Mu-
al Reserve Life Insurance Com-
my , of New York , will call for no |
lion on the part of the Nebraska in-
; rance department , for the reasoix
is company has made no application !
r a. license to do business in Nebras
L this year.
* * * .
Charles Nelson , by virtue of a de-1
; ion rendered by the supreme court ,
.turday , will receive the sum of
1.70 from the Union Pacific Rail-
ad Company for damages sustainecC
cause the company delayed a car-
id of cattle which Nelson was ship-
ig over its lines from South Oman ?
Rev. H. Wirz has been appointed :
stmaster at Sawyer , Fillmore Coun-
vice R. H. Lewder , resigned.
State Treasurer Peter Mortenseii
11 issue a statement to the public ]
nouncing his withdrawal from thel
: e for the Republican nomination !
governor. The attorneys employ-
by Mr. Mortensen filed an opinion
: h him Friday that It was impossl-
s for him. to get before the court
: h a suit to test his eligibility to hoia
s office of governor. This determin-
Mr. Mortensen to withdraw from
s race , and after a consultation with
jnds he will make formal an--
incement of his intentions. j
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