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The Valentine Democrat
Valentine , Neb.
8. M. Rice. Publisher
iA DISLOYAL PEG VINCE
SREBEL SENTIMENT IS STRONG
NEAR CUBAN CiPITAL.
President May Promise Immunity to
All Insurgents Who Will Quit With
in Thirty Days Situation in General
Is Increasingly Serious.
The anxiety of President Palma , of
Cuba , to extend every possible oppor
tunity for peace without bloodshed ,
and his desire to permit those who
joined the insurrection under mis
guidance to repent and return to their
homes unmolested , combined with the
general wish to end a situation fraught
with so much loss and suffering , has
led to consideration by the president
and his cabinet of a project decreeing
a thirty-day amnesty period , duringr
which the insurrectionists are Invited
to lay down their arms and return to
their peaceful pursuits. It was pro
posed to issue the decrees Monday but
ipersons close to the president strongly
opposed the measure and the matter
Tvas deferred , and may be relinquish
So far as actual conflict Sunday
.proved to be a day of Inactivity , but
( preparations proceeded without abate-
'ment. A fund of $2,000,000 has been
.set aside by the treasury for defense ,
'and drafts on its are heavy and con-
. The situation is so increasingly serl-
k > us that it Is tacitly admitted in all
government circles that the enlarge
ment of the army will not stop at any
given number , but will continue in
While the number of men at pres
ent leaving their regular occupations
to enlist for war the small employers
.are beginning to find that they will
jsoon be confronted with a considerable
'scarcity ' of labor. Many laborers are
gathering in front of the bulletin
boards on which are displayed the call
Ifor volunteers issued by President
Palma Saturday night. They discuss
| the attractiveness of a soldiers' life at
such unusual pay , , and as a result may
resolve to enlist.
It was learned that several new
( regiment bands had taken to the
BATTLE IN RAILWAY CAMP.
TAVO Men Killed in Fight Between
Posse and Negroes.
News from Leonard , Harlan county ,
Ky. , states that a pitched battle oc
curred at a railway camp at Crab Or
chard , Va , , near the Kentucky state
line , between an officers' posse and a
gang of negro workmen led by John
Powers , a white man , in which Pow
ers and Charles Smith , white , were
killed and William Barker , a member
of the posse , an unknown white wom
an and three negroes , unknown , were
wounded. One negro secured goods
at the railway commissary on a fraud
ulent order. Officers were sent to ar
rest him , but Powers and the other
men chased the officers away. Seven
ty-five possemen were summoned and
returned to the camp. There Powers
and Smith had taken up with the ne
groes and opened fire on the posse ,
wounding Barker in the face. The
officers returned the fire and a pitched
battle ensued , resulting as above.
WOMAN WIPES OUT FAMILY.
Wife and Mother Suddenly Loses
Suddenly becoming insane , Mrs.
Frank Polsgrove , wife of a well known
farmer living near PIggott , Ark. , Sat
urday night killed her husband and 4-
year-old child with an ax and fatally
wounded her two other children , a boy
of 13 years and a girl of 7. The de
mented woman then set fire to the
building , the bodies of the man and
4-year-old child being cremated. The
other two children were found in a
field adjoining their home Sunday
morning badly mutilated and it is not
believed they can live. The mother
when apprehended confessed and beg
ged that she be killed.
Electrical Storm in Detroit.
One woman killed , five persons
shocked , many houses damaged , crops
ruined , Is the result of an electric
storm that swept over southwestern
Aged Illlnoisan Found Dead.
The body of W. Schmidt , 80 years
old , supposed to live in Pellville , 111. ,
was found in the woods near Balti
more , Md. He is supposed to have
died of fatigue.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Butcher i
steers , $email@example.com. Top hogs , $6.05 ,
Two Trainmen Killed.
Two trainmen were killed and three
injured In a head-on collision of heavy
ore trains Saturday near Mllltown ,
Pa. , on the Bessemer and Lake Eria
Collision on Electric Line.
A special car on the Decatur ,
Springfield and St. Louis railroad Sunday -
! day night dashed into a regular pas
senger car just wsst of Biverton , 111. ,
Injuring four persons.
Measure Prepared to Urge in State
Millions will be held In reserve for
the policyholders of life Insurance
companies and the cost of insurance
will be materially lowered if a bill
approved by the insurance commis
sioners at their session at St. Paul
Friday meets with the approval of the
various legislatures next winter.
The bill , which requires an annual
apportionment and accounting of sur
plus life insurance companies , It is
maintained by many of the commis
sioners , strikes at the root of all the
evil of life Insurance companies'
management by holding their officers
accountable for the enormous surplus
funds accumulated under the deferred
dividend contracts under which nearly
all of the large companies operate.
The matter of apportionment of the
surplus was brought before the com
mittee in a report printed by Zeno M.
Host , insurance commissioner of Wis-
sin , on "annual accounting and dis
tribution of surplus life insurance
The bill provides that ' 'every life
insurance company conducted on the
mutual plan or in which policyholders -
ers are entitled to share in the prof
its or surplus , shall make an annual
apportionment and accounting of di
visible surplus to each policyholder
beginning on or before the second
policy year or on all participating pol
icies hereafter issued and each such
policyholder shall be entitled to and
be credited with or paid In a man
ner provided such a portion of the en
tire divisible surplus as has been con
tributed thereto by his policy. "
CLAIMS OF "SOONERS" UPHELD.
Troops Required to Preserve Order in
New Wyoming Town.
Upon request of Sheriff Stough , of
Fremont county , Wyo. , Gov. Broows
ordered out Company B , of the state
national guard , stationed at Lander ,
to proceed to the Shoshone reserva-
i tion to aid the sheriff In preserving or
der on the new townsitc on the reser
The difficulty on the resevation be-
ean on the night of Aug. 14 , the day
before the reservation was opened ,
when about 300 "sooners" gathered on
the border of the reservation , and on
f the morning of the 15th every town
lot on the new townsitc was occupied
by a squatter. Indian Agent Wads-
! worth held that the rule restricting
general settlement on the reservation
homesteads until October 15 applied
to townsite settlements , and drove the
settlers off with federal troops. Com
missioner of the General Land Office
Richards secured a countrary ruling
from the secretary of the interior ,
and Wadsworth has received instruc
tions to withdraw the troops.
BIGGEST INSURANCE LOSS.
Insurance Companies to Pay $1,225-
000 for Palace Hotel.
The insurance loss on the Palace
Aotel building at San Francisco has
been adjusted at $1,302,610. This is
more than the insurance companies
will have to pay , for the total insur
ance of the building was only $1,265-
000. It being a total loss , therefore ,
a liability of a trifle of over $1,250-
000 will bedis'tributed among ninety-
eight companies involved In the loss.
This is said to have been the largest
loss upon a single risk ever adjusted
in this country. After the Beltimore
conflagration two years ago the largest
amount paid upon one risk Is said to
have been $771,000 , upon the Equita
ble Life Insurance company's build
ing. The round value of the building
before the flames consumed it was
appraised at $1,802,610.22. The dam
age done by the earthquake was esti
mated at about 8 per cerA.
DR. REED MEMORIAL FUND.
Tribute for Discovery that Mosquitoes
Spread Yellow Fever.
Interest in the Walter Reed memo
rial fund has been revived by the
book entitled "Walter Reed and Yel
low Fever , " which Prof. Howard A.
Kelly , of Johns Hopkins university ,
has just published.
Surgeon General O'Reilly , of the
army .medical department , and other
prominent army and naval surgeons
as well as scientists throughout the
United States and in many foreign
countries have interested themselves
in the movement to provide a fund for
the support of Mrs. Reed and her chil
dren which shall eventually be used
in erecting a memorial to the distin
guished physician who demonstrated
that mosquitoes are responsible for the
spread of yellow fever. The purpose
of the originators of this movement
was to raise $25,000. Of this amount
only $17,000 has been subscribed.
Frisco Restricts Relief.
The relief corporation of San Fran
cisco has announced that after Aug.
25 no more provisions will be supplied
to refugees that are able bodied. Those
worthy , ill or suffering from old age
may still draw rations.
Opponent of Road Buries Bombs.
James R. Devore , of Elkhart , Ind. ,
admitted to the police that he planted
a dynamite bomb unearthed by grad
ers in opening a road through his
Big Fire hi New York.
Nearly an entire block front of bus
iness buildings in West Fourth street
between Mercer and Green streets
were. partially destroyed by fire Fri
day night , causing damage to a dozen
firms exceeding $250,000.
Canada Gets 12,000 Americans.
Brigadier J. W. Cousins , of the Min
neapolis Salvation army , says 12,000
immigrants had been sent from this
country to Canada during the last
eight months by ; the Salvation army.
ONE DAY FOB MURDER.
Pennington Didn't Mean to Kill Annie
. For killing his wife , whose name
I was Annie Tobin , and who came there
, from Sioux City , la , , Charles M. Pen-
I nington , of Denver , Colo. , Thursday
I was given one day in the county jail
after he pleaded guilty to involuntary
manslaughter with the charge of mur
der against him.
The story of Pennlngtpn's crime
and the light sentence is unusual from
start to finish. Never has a similar
case come to trial in the criminal
court of Denver county , so far as pres
ent officials remember , in which a
man simply slapped his wife and she
fell over dead.
The crime was enacted at 2:45 a.
m. May 2. Penningtdh's common law
wife had been drinking and Penning
ton tried to force her to leave the
room of Agnes Shea at 1756 Curtis
The trouble had started early in the
evening of the preceding day , when
the woman , who was known in Den
ver as "Babe" Pennington , went to
Pennington's saloon where Penning
ton was dispensing liquor , and some
words of a quarrelsome nature were
exchanged. The woman left the sa
loon and about six hours later Pen
nington went to the room of Agnes
Shea and commanded his wife to
"come on to our room. " She was lying
on a bed with her coat and skirt off ,
and refused to go , being in a sort of
stupor , supposedly from the effect of
drinking and sleeping.
When she told Pennington that she
would not go she asked him to get her
some beer and a sandwich , "and then
I'll go , " she added. After his getting
the food some hot words were ex
changed whereupon Pennington
struck her a blow on the jaw nerve.
She fell without a word and five min
utes later was pronounced dead by
DIVORCE FLAWS AMAZING.
One Decree in Five Not Legal , Census
Amazing irregularities in many of
the divorces granted in New York
within the last twenty years have been
discovered. So far there is a flaw in
one divorce out of every five exam
These d.efects were found by William
H. K. Jarvis , of the census bureau ,
and his corps of fifteen "divorce girls"
sent from Washington for statistics of
divorcee. If made known they would
make bigamists of many couples mar
ried in good faith and illegitimatize
many children. How much and how
many pf these discoveries will be
made public depends largely on ac
tion to be taken by Mr. Jarvis. If he
applies to the court for necessary
data in thousands of cases , an order
may be granted to "unseal the pa
The fifteen examiners from the cen
sus bureau have reached the year 1887
in their examination and compilations.
Already they have found that nearly
20 per cent of the papers filed away
are incomplete. They do not contain ,
any final award of decree by a judge.
Without this they are invalid.
HELLO GIRLS ON A STRIKE.
Three Hundred and Fifty Object to
Order Issued by Company.
Three hundred and fifty telephone
girls employed at the central exchange
of the Chicago Telephone company
struck Thursday , putting 7,000 tele
phones out of commission in the busi
The cause of the strike was an or
der issued by the company directing
the girls to enter the building through
a rear door , which in order to reach
the girls were compelled to go through
a passageway 100 feet long that
the girls declared was dirty and oth
New Standard Indictment.
The federal grand jury for the
western district of New York returned
indictments Friday against the Stand
ard Oil company and the New York
Central Railroad company , charging
violations of the interstate law -in
giving and accepting special rates in
the shipment of oil.
Girl Kidnaped Last October Found.
Nellie Rainey , kidnaped from her
home in Bedford , Ind. , last October ,
was captured by the police at Evansville -
ville , Ind. , Wednesday night in com
pany with Ernest Tanksley. The girl's
father spent a fortune hunting for her.
Many Firemen in Peril.
Thirteen firemen were either over
come by smoke or injured by explo
sions while fighting a fire in the paint
manufacturing plant of John Lucas ,
in Chicago , early Thursday. The loss
Exchange Scat for $93,000.
A seat on the New York stock ex
change was sold Thursday for $93,000.
This is the record price for a seat on
the exchange and was reached but
Western League Ball at Sioux City , Ih.
Following is a schedule of Western
League games to be played at Sioux
City in the immediate future :
Lincoln Aug. 26 , 27 , 28 , 29
Omaha Aug. 30 , 21. Sept 1 , 2
Monster Log Raft.
The steamer Francis H. Leggett ar
rived in San Francisco Thursday from
Astoria , havjng in tow the largest
log raft that has ever come into this
harbor. It contains 11,000,000 feet of
Teddy , Jr. , to Hunt Bears.
Theodore Roosevest , Jr. , passed
through Colorado Springs , Colo. ,
Thursday en route to the bear country
around Glenwood Springs , where he
will hunt and fish , for s era ! weeks
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WJyEK IN A CON
Father Fights to Secure Children J.
A. Johnson , of Page County , in Pe
culiar Struggle Dead Wife's Pa
rents Insist on Keeping Two Girls.
Between the grandparents of Effie
Johnson , an 11-year-old girl , and her
father , J. A. Johnson , who is a well
known farmer of Page county , la. , a
bitter contest has arisen over who
shall have the custody of the child. It
has been fought out once in the dis
trict court at Beatrice , Neb. , where
the grandparents reside , and is now
before the supreme court of this state.
Notwithstanding that Seth Terry , the
girl's grandfather , has been ordered
to surrender her , he has so far refused
to do so. For this the district court
committed him to jail on a contempt
'warrant , but a short stay has been
secured pending the appeal.
Johnson's wife , who was Terry's
daughter , died in 1902 , leaving two
children , Beulah , aged 15 at that time ,
and Effie , who was 7. Shortly after
the mother's death the two girls were
brought by their father from their
Iowa home * to Nebraska and left for a
time Avith the grandparents. When
he asked to have the girls sent back ,
the Terrys would not let them go.
Johnson came to this state , started
proceedings in court and got an order
for the custody of the young girl. Mr.
and Mrs. Terry insisted that she
should still remain with them , not
withstanding the order , and they Itor-
bade Johnson to come upon their
permises. He went to the county at
torneys , who started contempt pro
ceedings. The couple have now been
given until Aug. 27 to comply with the
court's mandate. Owing to an appeal
which the Terrys have filed Johnson
is required to give bond for $1,000
that the child will not be taken per-
mamently out of Nebraska until her
rightful custody Is finally deter
BRIDAL PAIR DEAF AND DUMB.
Wedding Results from Acquaintance
Begun Ten Years Ago.
The marriage of Chas. A. Kluge , of
Cheney , and Emma S. Luhn , of Falls
City , Thursday morning at the home
of Mrs. J. H. Hadkinson , near Benson ,
closes a brief courtship conducted in
the sign language , as both of the con
tracting parties are deaf and dumb.
Mr. Kluge , in spite of his defect , is a
prosperous farmer , and , like his bride ,
was at one time a student in the deaf
and dumb institute of Omaha.
Mr. Kluge and Miss Luhn began
their acquaintance when they were
students in the institute. In 1896 Mr.
Kluge graduated and went to Cheney ,
where he began farming. Miss Luhn
was in school for some time , but did
not graduate. When Mr. Kluge be
came matrimonially inclined he began
, a correspondence with his old school
mate and three days ago came to
Omaha to see her. The visit resulted
in the determination to wed.
FLOOR PROVES COSTLY BED.
Springview Man Loses $50" Wliile
Sleeping Off a Drunk.
Mr. Blakely , of Springview , came to
Long Pine Monday , with the intention
of taking the midnight train east , but
got intoxicated during the afternoon
and in this condition went to the of
fice and waiting room of the Rome
Miller hotel and fell asleep on the
floor. He had on his person a $90
draft , payable to himself and $50 in
change. He missed his train , and when
he woke up the following morning he
found the draft and his pocketbook on
the floor , but the $50 was gone. An
effort is being made to locate the thief ,
but as yet no trace of the money has
Dredging Finished at Tckamah.
The large dredge boat has been
moved this week from the completed
combination ditch at Tekamah to the
Cameron spur , south of town , where
work will be commenced in a few
days. Hollenbeck Brothes , of Council
Bluffs , have the contract for moving
the machinery and boat. The small
boat has been moved to the spur north
of town and will be set up ready foi
work by next week.
McCook Breaking Records.
Two records were broken this week ,
in McCook. First , Judge R. C. Orr , of
'the ' district court , made a new record
in the district court of the county by
naturalizing thirty-four citizens in one
day , under the new law. Secondly ,
the McCook postoffice fractured all
records in its money department by
issuing $2,500 worth of money orders
in one day , of which $2,000 were in
ternational , destined for Greece.
Trains on New North Platte Line.
It has been announced by one of the
Union Pacific officials that as soon a ?
the North Platte line of that road
reaches Oshkosh , Neb. , which will bf
in about two weeks , a regular trair
.service , consisting of one accommoda
tion passenger and freight train each
day each way , will be put in service
'for ' the accommodation of ehipperi
Woman Attempts Suicide.
Mrs. Victor Kasper , of Schuyler , at
tempted suicide Wednesday with a
butcher knife. Neighbors saw the act
and caught her before much cutting
Land Prices Attractive.
Prices on land in western Nebraska
have attracted the attention of a
number of farmers , who wish to invest
their surplus capital in real estate.
Aged Lady Dead.
Mrs. H. J. Hudson , of Columbus ,
one of the earliest settlers of Platte
county , died Wednesday morning. She
was about SO years old , was the widow
of the late Judge H. J. Hudson , who
was so well known throughout the
state an3 who died several years ago.
Horses GovcJ to Death by Bull.
Robert HolliCsiy , living a few miles
north of Plalnview , lost a valuable
team Saturday , gored to death in the
barn by a mad bull. The heat made
the animal crazy.
DIVINE A DRINK VICTIM
A Former Nebraska Minister Is Sent
On complaint of his wife A. M. Per
ry , of Lincoln , a former well known
Methodist divine , once a preacher at
Elmwood and at Ashland , was arrest
ed at a hotel at Lincoln and Wednes
day committed to a state hospital un
der the dipsomaniac law. Perry had
been reduced from the ministry on ac
count of his habits.
The woman complained that he of
ten threatened her when drinking. He
denied that he had a taste for liquor.
A fellow divine started the habit , he
said , by. giving him a glass for neu
ralgia. He protested against being
sent to the hospital , but when com
mitted said he would write 2,000 tem
perance tracts and sermons.
BULLETS BARELY MISS SLEEPER
Shots Fired at Dog Pass Through
Door of House at Blair.
A shooting affair , claimed to be ac
cidental , took place at Blair Saturday
morning at 5 o'clock , when Burt Norris -
ris , who confesses to the shooting ,
landed several bullets through the
door panels of the house of Rab Gil
lian. The bullets passed over the bed
in which Gillian's wife was sleeping.
Norris said he had shot at a dog. The
two men met in the park during the
picnic and indulged In a scrap , In
which Gillian secured a bad scalp
wound from a stone in the hands of
Norris. The officers arrested Norris
and put him In jail. There have been
many complaints of promiscuous
shooting in the suburbs of the city of
STARVES WITH PLENTY OF CASH
Money Unearthed in Home of a Bur-
About a month ago an old German ,
by the name of Adam Bohn , of Bur-
well , died and on his person was
found $1,580 in cash. Dr. Brltt was
called and pronounced that death
was due to starvation. Adam Bohn
was a strange character and at his
death he had thirteen guns and re
volvers , some of which were of the lat
est and best makes. John Bohn , his
son , remained In charge of the build
ings and farm of his father and now
he reports having found two cigar
bo"xes full of money , in all aboul
$1,000 or $2,580.
SAD RANDOLPH ACCIDENT.
Sixteen Months' Old Boy is Scolded
The 16-months-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Will Wagner , of Randolph , died
as the result of burns received from
scalding water. A young woman who
was assisting the child's mother about
the house stepped on her own dress ,
and in trying to save herself from
falling caught hold of a gasoline
stove on which was a kettle of scald
ing water. The water was overturned
on the head and face and upper part
of the child's body. The girl's arm
and leg were also scalded.
FIRE AT INDUSTRIAIi SCHOOL.
State Buildings Damaged to Extent oi
Three Thousand Dollars.
Fire Tuesday morning was discov
ered in the roof of the main building
of the girls' industrial school , located
at Geneva. The city fire department
responded to the call and , cutting
holes through the roof , extinguished
the flames , which had done slight
damage. The damage by fire and wa
ter will be about $3,000. None Of the
May Reconstruct Gas Plant.
C. B. Adams , superintendent of the
gas plant at Lincoln , in the capacity
) f consulting engineer , visited Beatrice
recently and held a lengthy confer
ence with Smith Brothers and H. V.
Riesen , representatives of the hold-
holders of the City Gas company , rela
tive to recontsructing the plant in
Beatrice. Mr. Adams personally ex
amined the mains and pl.nt , and
their improvements , which will cost
probably $10,000 , will be made accord
ing to his recommendations. The
\vork of reconstructing the plant will
begin at once.
Robber Finally Caught.
Elmer Tuttle , of Salem , is in the
county jail at Falls City , charged with
assaulting and robbing AnSrew Ogden -
den on the night of June 21 last. Sus-
oicion at once pointed toward him as
the guilty person , but before a war-
-ant could be served up n him he le
the country and stayed away until a
few days ago , when he returned to
Boat Line on Missouri.
Fred Tiehman , of Fargo , Neb. , and
Len Walters , of Corning , Mo. , are
dealing for a boat of large dimensions
to be used in operating a boat line on
the Missouri river. They expect to
get the outfit at work soon and give
the matter a substantial test yet this
season. If the business warrants , the
equipment will be enlarged to suit aiy
Francis Trent and Ed. Thompson ,
two typical "hobos , " were arrested
"iy Sheriff Gillen at Seward for steal-
! ng two pairs of shoes from Richard
Hartwig's shoe store. They were
taken before Judge Gladwish and
pleaded guilty and were fined $50 each
with costs. Of course they will board
"t out at the expense of the county.
Woman Booze Fighter.
Mrs. Lillie M. Peterson , of Crab Or
chard , aged 30 , was brought before
the insanity board Thursday and
found to be a dipsomaniac. She was
irdered taken to the Lincoln asylum
and Deputy Sheriff B. B. Buffum and
wife took her up on an evening train.
Mrs. Peterson has two children , the
youngest being 11 years of age.
Death of Old Settler.
Mr. John Kicholz , one of the oldest
settlers of Schuyler , died at his home
Thursday morning after a sickness _ of
over a year. He has been in that city
over thirty-eight years , coming there
when there were but few dwellings.
He was 70 years old.
Death of Herko Kover.
Herko Kover , * one of Nlobrara's old
est settlers , died Wednesday night
after a lingering illness of diabetes ,
aged 63. He belonged to the staff of
Govs. Holcomb and Dietrich.
Gov. Mickey has named Monday ,
Sept. 3 , as Labor day and has issued
the following proclamation : t
In keeping with the custom and
laws of our state , I , John H. Mickey ,
governor of th-e state of Nebraska , do-
hereby designate Monday , September
3 , next as Labor day.
It is desired that the day be gener
ally observed and that , as far as possi
ble , the working people throughout
our state be encouraged to take a re
spite from their daily labors and
spend the day in rest and wholesome-
We are laborers in the world's vine
yard and our success or failure is de
termined by the manner in which we
perform our dally tasks. We cannot
tell by the clothes that a man wears
what kind of a citizen he is ; the
homespun and the overall 'take ranlc
with the finest of broadcloth when , /Fl /
measured by the test of citizenship.
Labor is ennobling ; it is dignified ;
and the debt this country owes to la
bor can never be estimated. The
excellence of our nation and of our
own commonwealth is due to labor ,
backed by brains and capital , and
guided by the hand of providence.
Labor and capital must of necessity
dwell together. Both are needed by
.each ; one neithe'r "is good or fair
alone. " Then , may they go hand in
hand and peaceably , for the future de
velopment of our great nation depends
largely upon the attitude these two
great factors hold toward each other.
Today we are enjoying an unprece
dented period of prosperity. The mills
and the factories are turning out their
products both day\ and night. All
kinds of labor is in urgent demand.
Enterprises of great moment are lag
ging because of the lack of help.
Wages are higher than ever before
and so much better than in any other
country in the world.
Let us not be unmindful of the
blessings that we enjoy , nor , in our
restless natures , forget the hard times ?
of the past when thousands upon
thousands of our people were tramp
ing across these United States without
funds and without employment. In
this time of peace and plenty let us
pause for a moment and reflect.
Given under my hand and the great
seal of the state , at the capitol in the
city of Lincoln , this 17th day of Au
gust , in the year of Our Lord nineteen
hundred and six , and in the fortietlr
year of the state.
Details for the home-coming of
Wm. Bryan have been arranged so far
as possible at a meeting df the differ
ent committees. The welcome home
will be on Wednesday , Sept. 5. Mr.
Bryan , according to the present itin
erary , will not arrive until late in the
afternoon of that day and there will
be no elaborate parade as was Intend
ed. The exercises will take place at
the state capitol grounds and will be
in the open. Gov. Mickey will deliv
er the address of welcome , to whichi
Mr. Bryan will respond. There will
be other addresses , but present plans
do not contemplate any speakers out
side the state. The reception will oc
cur in the evening In the capitol buildIng -
Ing , followed by night fireworks. The
business and residence parts of the
city will be alaborately decorated and
a great crowd is expected from this
and other states.
* * *
Gov. Mickey has received the fol
lowing letter from Clarkson , address
ed "The State Capitol : " "Will you
please let me know what the governor
pays for pocket gophers ? I have shot
one with a shotgun and it was all full
of holes and torn up from the shot , so-
I think it won't be worth shipping it.
So let me know what the governor
pays for them and send me a few-
shipping tags , and does the governor
want the hides or the whole gopher ? " "
The governor has always figured the
"tall goes with the hide , " but as go
phers are a drug on the market , so far
as the state house Is concerned , he Is
not now offering any premiums for
this kind of a pelt , though he haa
been after a few other scalps lately.
* * *
Adjt. Gen. Culver has ordered th < ±
acceptance of the resignation of Second
end Lieut. Gilbert R. McDill , of Com
pany M , of the Second regiment , sta
tioned at Albion. McDill failed to
attend the encampment at Fort Riley
and rendered an Insufficient excuse-
He is a photographer , and is said to >
have remained away from camp , al
though badly needed. In Company B
of the First regiment at Wilbur John
H. Linton has been elected captain
to succeed J. J. Grim , who was elected
major. J. C. Ferguson has been
elected first lieutenant and J. L. Grim ,
* * *
The Intense heat which existed for
nearly a week in southern Nebraska ,
was moderated only to the extent of
one degree Saturday , the maximum ;
being 96. There were two deaths anT
two prostrations in or near Lincoln a-t
a result of the heat. William Love , a
blacksimth , fell dead In his shop , and
George Hendershott , an aged farmer
succumbed while working in the field :
and expired before help reached him.
James D. Phelan , chairman of the-
San Francisco relief committee , haa
written Gov. Mickey asking him for a
statement of the money sent and yet
to be sent by the various committees
organized In Nebraska for the relief
of the California sufferers. Gov.
Mickey desires to notify him at once
of the money they have on hand antf
have sent west.
* * *
Treasurer Mortensen has figured up >
that since Dec. 31 , 1904 , the counties ,
'of the state have issued $45000-
school bonds. The treasurer was fig
uring to see if the constitution was
amended so that the permanent school
fund coull be used for investment in
school district bonds , whether the re
sult would remove the pressure. H >
concludes the amendment should also
give the treasurer the right to buy-
good municipal bonds , asy 11 a&
school district bonus. * *
S3BS ? ? "
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