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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRA
VALENTINE , NEB.
. M. RICE , . - - - Publishe
CUXXKSS MURDER FARM OVEI
RUX WITH CURIOUS TIIKOXG.
"Barkers" Line tlic Road All Sorts '
Small Concerns Set Up for Businc
Along the Way Thieves Also Bu ;
in Rubbernecking Throng.
All roads in Laporte county , Int
to the Gunness farm Sunday , uj
wards of 15,000 sightseers visiting tt
-place of death before the sun se
Practically every able-bodied residei
of the city made the trip , and tl :
railroads and trolley lines about 4OC
more to the city.
Mayor Darrow found it necessary 1
issue stringent orders that the Sunda
closing laws should be strictly er
forced , and the hotels and restauranl
"were overrun with patrons. Pract :
cally every conveyance in the tow
was pressed into service in an attemr
to provide transportation for th
crowds. In the afternoon these prove
insufficient , and later comers wer
forced to make their way to the plac
Investigation of the case by the au
-"thorities halted , the sheriff and othe
officials who went to the farm bein ;
compelled to become mere spectator
also. Several of the out of town visit
ors , however , were seeking informa
tion concerning missing friends am
relatives. Olaf Linboe , of Chicago
Isaid that his brother Thomas workec
! 3"or Mrs. Gunness three years ago , am
Jthat the last letter that he had fron
! him contained the information tha
'Thomas intended to marry his employ-
.er. Olaf wrote to the woman a littlt
jlater , and she replied that Thomas
iLindboe had gone to St. Louis am
'that ' she had had no word from him
jOlaf Lindboe viewed the unidentified
icorpses , but was unable to find anj
Uikeness to his brother in the decayec
bundles of bones and flesh.
The crowds began arriving in La-
jporte when the first train from the
east arrived shortly after 5 o'clock in
jthe morning. Along the roadside in
.front of the farm were several lemon
, ade stands and lunch wagons.
FATALLY SHOOTS FATHER.
( New York Boy Says He Acted in De
fense of His Mother.
Xorman White , of Niagara Falls , X.
Y. . a lad of 15 years , according to his
story to the police , had
iseen his mother abused by his father
lever since he could remember. Satur-
4day he spent his savings for a revolver.
IWhen the elder White returned home
jSunday morning and began abusing
his wife. The land emptied the five
kill him if he did not let his mother
"Shoot me if you dare- ! the man
challenged , as he threatened to strike
'his wife. The land tmptied the five
chambers of the revolver. Four shots
went wide and the last penetrated the
'man's right lung. The boy is under
GET RICH PROMOTERS ACCUSED.
Jiulictmonts Returned Against Officers
of Kansas City Concern.
Charging them with using the mails
lo defraud in advertising the stock of
their company , the federal grand jury
at Kansas. City , Mo. , returned indict
ments against the following officers
and representatives of the Interstate
Fiscal Agency company : J. C. Wilson ,
A. F. Brooker , H. J. Egan and H. H.
Heady. The indictment alleges that
an unlawful plan was devised to load
iabout $100,000 worth of stock of the
company on the smaller banks of
Kansas , Nebraska and Oklahoma.
'The Interstate Fiscal Agency com
pany was placed in the hands of a re
ceiver in November , 1907.
BURNS CHILDREN TO DEATH.
? Five Perish in Fire Started by Negro
Father in Alabama.
Five children of James Kennedy , a
vell known negro of Montgomery ,
Ala. , were burned to death Sunday
night and two others so badly burned
that they are not expected to live.
' .Kennedy's wife alleges her husband
locked the children in the place anc ]
then set it on fire.
New York Broker Ends Life.
Isaac Williams , a cotton broker ,
-Bhot and killed himself at his home in
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
fCiry live stock market follow : Beeves ,
56.00(0)6.90. ( ) Top hogs , $5.45.
Plumbers' Strike Ended.
The plumbers' union of Toronto ,
Can. , has reached an agreement with
the new association of master plumb
ers and fitters and ended the strike ,
which had lasted fifty-one weeks.
Noted Cattle Rustler Killed.
"Kid" Brown , a nootorious cattle
rustler , was shot and killed by Sheriff
fCaklerwood on a ranch in Valley
. .coui.ty.iont. . , Saturday.
HIGHER TAY IN AR ! , . .
Officers and Men Win Fight in Co ;
The officers and enlisted men of tl
irmy Friday won their fight for i :
sreased pay when the house of repr
lentatives , after a debate of two houi
igreed to the conference report (
the army appropriation bill. An a ;
propriation of $7,000,000 was made f <
the purpose , $5,000,000 of which w
to to the enlisted men. Nine hur.dn
p.nd forty-two officers in the retin
list also will benefit by the increas-
Under suspension of the rules bil
were passed placing the Porto Rics
regiment of infantry on a permariei
basis and authorizing additional ai <
to navigation in the lighthouse estal
The bill carries an aggregate aj
propriation of $95,382,246. With tl
various changes made in conferenc
the bill represents a total increase <
$3,263,151 over the amount autho :
Ized by the house.
Chairman Hull was plied with mar
questions as to the amount of the ir
creased pay to retired officers and th
reason for granting it to men not pei
forming any service.
The proposed increased pay of 01
fleers was strenuously opposed by M
Hay , of Virginia , who predicted tlu
In five years the government woul
have to appropriate not less tha
$25,000,000 as the result of the ir
crease , as much , he said , as the who !
army was costing at the beginning c
the Spanish war.
TRAIN WRECKERS CONFESS.
Ferris Tells How He Blew Up a Trai
on the Burling-ton.
In a detailed confession of Lewi
Ferris , a young Italian , who dynamite
the Burlington train near Bird , Mont
on Friday night , in which two men los
their lives , tells of breaking- lock o
a powder house west of the Olive
branch mine with a rock , stealing for
ty-five sticks of dynamite and placin ;
the entire amount on the tracks
Ferris watched the explosion , whicl
wrecked the train , and then assistei
the conductor of the train in summon
ing aid. Thursday he piloted the of
ftcers about the scene of the explosioi
ind to the powder house , explaininj
low he stole the -powder and hi :
nethod of wrecking the train. Fer
Is declares he alone is to blame fo
Jynamiting ; and claims he was drunl
it the time. His actions and genera
lemeanor impress one as being thos <
) f a half witted person.
GREAT FIRE IX ATLANTA.
Business Section of the City is Threat
Two solid business blocks in Atlan-
a , Ga. , were laid in ruins Friday bj
L fire which threatened for a time tc
: arry its destruction through the busi-
less section of the city. The fire loss
s estimated at $1,500,000. There
i"ere no casualties.
The principal losers are : Terminal ,
larion annex and Childs hotels ,
chlessinger-Mayer Baking company ,
outhern Suspender company , South-
rn Handkerchief Manufacturing com-
any , Georgia Vehicle company , Pied-
lent Hat company , McClure Ten Cent
tore , Liquid Carbonic company , In-
lan building and postoffice substa-
on "B. "
Firemen Held for Arson.
Four members of the Jamestown
position fire department and two of
le Powhattan guard were Friday held
> the grand jury upon a charge of
-son. Two of the men filed written
) nfessions that they started the fire
i the grounds which destroyed tno
hilippine village and other buildings
n days ago.
Russian Budget Adopted.
The Russian duma Friday adopted
ie budget amounting to $30,000,000.
also passed a. resolution in favor of
i investigation by a joint committee
' the duma , the council of empire and
e ministry of the existing chaotic
ndition , held to be responsible for
uch of the economic and agricultural
stress in the country.
Cleveland's Condition Favorable.
Further encouraging reports were
ceived Friday from the hotel at
ikewood , N. J. , where former Presi-
nt Cleveland is still confined by ill-
ss. Mrs. Cleveland said Friday
? ht that her husband was doing
Shuts Off Speakers.
The Russian duma has adopted an
Testing innovation with a view to
eping wordy orators to the time lim-
The red lamp is lighted In front
the speaker and it is automatically
tinguished when 10 minutes have
Five Men Drown.
gasoline launch on the Ohio river ,
ir East Liverpool , O. , occupied by
ie young men , became disabled ear-
Friday morning and was carried
Her a fleet of empty coal barges.
? e of the men were drowned.
Big Cleveland Failure.
Hie Euclid Avenue Trust company ,
Cleveland , O.made an assignment
the Cleveland Trust company. The
t statement issued by the concern
e its assets at $1,700.000 and liubil-
s the same.
Steamers in a Collision ,
'he British steamer Matiuna cold -
d during a deuce fog with the
isillu , of the Hamburg-American
! . at a point twenty miles south of
tland. Ens. . Fri V.y.
Cashier Is Accused of Embczzli
William Montgomery , cashier of t
Allegheny National bank at Pittsbu
Pa. , for over twenty years , was i
rested Thursday on a charge of ei
bezzling $ ' 429,000 of the bank's fun <
He was arraigned before Unit
States Commissioner Lindsay Thu ;
day night and held for the grand ju
under a bond of $ . " > ' , O'-O , which w
The : inancia. rtamiing of thu bai
is in no wise affected by the uefalc
tion , as it is in a position to bear t
loss without embarrassment.
Mr. Montgomery has always be
prominent in politics and was a do
friend of the late Senator Quay. I
was also prominent socially. News
his arrest came as a shock to his a
quaintances and has caused a sens
tion. Bank Examiner Folds , who di
covered the defalcation , expressed t'
belief , after making the charges , th
Montgomery had used the funds
the bank to assist friends who we
in tight places financially. Those wl
know the cashier feel positive that 1
did not personally profit by his pec
NEWSPAPERS IN WHITE IXIv.
Startling Proposition 1111 Forth 1
Wisconsin Paper Makers.
If a proposition put forth Thursd ;
by Wisconsin print paper manufa
turers is curried to a conclusio
Americans in the near future will 1
reading plack newspapers printed wii
white ink. The chief points advance
for this revolutionary proposition a :
the preservation of forests , the savii
of millions of dollars annually in woe
pulp and the reduction in price <
print paper to perhaps one-half tl
present price. Black paper can I
made of old and unused newspaper
and , in fact , almost any fibrous stoc
while white paper requires spruce <
hemlock , . The proposition will I
brought to the attention of caster
print manufacturers and the publisl
ers at the closing of the congression :
investigation in Washington.
ROBBERS KILL MESSENGER.
1'ragcdy Occurs on Denver and Ri
Train robbers who boarded the Der
ind Rio Grande train No. 4 , at Castl
/lock , Colo. , early Thursday mornin
nurdered the express messenge !
Charles H. Wright , aged 60 , employe
jy the Globe express company. Fror
he dead messenger the robbers too
i key to a small safe in the baggag
; ar , which they opened , and took th
: ontents , in all worth less than $10C
rhc big combination safe in the cu
vas tampered with , but the robber
vere unable to enter it. The robber
mtered the car through a side win
low , which they broke open. Fron
his window they shot and instuntl ;
tilled thte messenger , who died will
lis gun in his hand.
TRY TO WRECK A TRAIN.
'wo Men Tamper with Switch 01
Thursday the Reading railroad's
? lue express train had a narrow es.
ape from being wrecked at a switcV
ear Nicetown , a suburb of Philadel-
hia. Two men , said to be foreigners
immed a switch wit > old iron whicl ]
as sufficient to derail the train , whicli
as then nearly due. The tower mar
iw the men tampering with the
ivitch and telephoned for a police-
lan , who arrested Wencys Koowl , a
ole. The tower man identified the
risoner as one of the men he saw
t the switch. The motive of the me/
Maj. O. P. CliufTec Dead.
Maj. O. P. Chaffee , who wa's an of-
: er in the confederate army and a
[ other of Lieut. Gen. Adna 11. Chaf-
te , U. S. A. , retired , of Los Angeles ,
ed at his home at Kansas City , Mo. ,
hursday of kidney trouble , aged 79
Divorce Condemned as Curse.
The final session of the sixteenth an-
lal conference of Episcopal church
ubs of the United States was held at
. Louis , Mo. , Thursday. Social set-
MnenUs were favored. Divorce and
marriage were condemned as "the
irse of the country. "
Speaker Cannon's Birthday.
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon was 72
ars old Thursday. The fact that
e weight of years has not worried
m much was attested by his remark
len a congressman reminded him
his natal day. "By Jove , " he said ,
hadn't thought anything about it.-
Decatur is "Dry. "
Fifty-eight saloons at Decaiar , 111. .
> sed at midnight Thursday when
at town went "dry" under the Illi-
is local option law. The brewing
mpany will now manufacture soff
Four Perish In the Flames.
Four persons were killed and twelve
ured in New York early Thursday
a fire believed to be of incendiary
gin , which practically destroyed a
2-story tenement house in Orchard
Famous House Burns.
Fhe famous Pequet house , which
iwned the headland at the western
.ranee to New London. Conn. , har-
, and four cottages were burned
ly Thursday. The loss is $25,000.
Sttirtejl Clis'Jsea Fire.
Facob Lewitzy , o Boston , and Abra-
n Wolnfts. of Chelsea , Mass. , have
n arrested , charged with arson and
ng responsible for thte great fire
Jhelsea April 12.
NOT EXACTLY AX EXOCIf AKDE :
Man IMis Iniv for KIc\en Years Locate
and Airain IL-a : > p < ars.
OnMarch . ? , 1 . .i , , J.rnts Aihm
disappeared from his home in Per
According to reports he was lust see
near the Missouri river , supposed [
be in a demented condition. After h
disappearance the river was dragge
and dynamited in the search for U
body , as it was then believed that h
had been drowned either by uccidei
or with suicidal intent. A reward wa
offered for the body and later a floats
was picked up about fifty miles belo1
and examined by two of Mr. Adam ;
brothers who were satisfied that it wp
the body of the missing man. The wil
of the missing man was then calle
and identified the body as that of he
husband. A funeral was held , intei
ment being made in the family lo
Since then Mrs. Adams has bee
twice married , one husband havin
died , and she is living with the sec
Recently the missing man appeare' '
in Fremont at a barber shop kept b
a former Peru man and was recogniz
ed by the latter. He talked freel
about his life since leaving his home
inquired about his brothers am
friends in Peru , stating that he ha <
spent the time in , Canada and west
ern Kansas , and was then on his wa ;
to Portland , Ore. On the receipt o
this news three of his brothers wen
to Fremont and are now satisfied tha
James Adams is still alive and hav
asked the aid of the Portland police ii
locating him. It was thought that do
mestic trouble was the cause of hi
TO BUILD WOOL WAREHOUSE.
Growers of Northwestern States Ar
range for Structure at Omaha.
There was a meeting Thursday ai
the Omaha Commercial club of repre
sentatives of the wool growers of Mon
tana , Wyoming , Utah , Colorado , Ida
ho , South Dakota and Nebraska , foi
the purpose of completing arrange
ments for the establishment of ware
house facilities for handling the woo !
clip of the trans-Missouri states. I. J
A. Delfelder , president of the Wyo
ming Wool Growers' association , an
nounced that the railroads had given
a storage in transit rate for wool pass
ing through Omaha and that the con
struction of one ware-house with a
capacity of 50,000,000 pounds hud al
ready begun in Omaha and that two
more would be built within a short
The wool movement between the
Missouri river and the EJacific coast
amounts to over 150,000,000 pounds
annually , and the question of financing
this movement , which heretofore has
devolved on eastern financial con
cerns , has been un important one.
Senator Warren , of Wyoming , and the
wool growers' associations of the
western states have been prime mov
ers in the plan to secure a warehous
ing point with a view to avoiding the
necessity of being forced each year to
make terms with buyers.
MARRIED THIRTY YEARS.
Judge Graves Refuses Divorce and -id-
vises Them to Reconcile.
District court has been in session
at Stanton this week , the regular
March term having been continued
intil this time for hearing the Carson
igainst Carson divorce case. The
parties have been married about thirty
ears , and each was asking a disso-
ution of the matrimonial bonds. After
istenlng to the testimony of a large
lumber of witnesses for two days ,
Fudge Graves dismissed the action ,
ind personally requested the parties ,
or the sake of their ten bright , intel-
igent children , some of whom have
rrown to young man and womanhood ,
eachers in the public schools und
lolding other important positions in
he community , and others being little ,
nnocent prattlers , laughing and pluy-
tig in the court room , und for the sake
f their own declining years , that they
ry and reconcile their differences ,
ml renew the family fireside and
Caught in the Act.
William Schultz , of Plattsmouth ,
ho has been1 in the employ of George
nies for several months , went into
irescoLt's clothing store and bought a
: > at for $8.50 and gave the clerk a
lieck for $20 signed by George Wiles
ml received $11.50 in cash. He then
ntered the clothing store of William
.oily and after purchasing- the
mount of $3.25 presented a check
> r $15 signed by the same nume ,
hich was refused. About this time
ie officer arrived and the young man
as taken back to the Wescott store ,
here he returned the money and
> at. Then he took his departure from
ie city , but was captured in LaPlatte
, * Sheriff Quinton and now languishes
the county jail.
Union Pacific Improvements.
It is given out at North Platte that
e retrenchment of expenses on the
nion Pacific is at an end , and that
nsiderable improvements for all de-
irtments will l : made. Among the
3rk to be completed will be that
apped out for North Plattte , includ-
? the enlarged yard system , new
und house , coul dock und cur repair
ops. All these improvements are
pected to be completed by fall.
Wants to See the World.
Miss Laura Kipper , the 17-year-old
ughter of Mr. und Mrs. Joseph Kip-
r , of Nebrasku City , who ran away
jin home and was captured at L5n-
! n , has been brought buck by her
) ther. This is the second time she
n away from home within the la ° t
Oeighton Lircn.-c Fight Settled.
Flie deadh. < k irt the city council of
tighten hus been broken and the
ir saloons were granted licenses and
RAIN GENERAL OVER STATE.
Good Wetting Valuable to Whc
Fields of Nebraska.
If the dry weather in Nebraska r
duced the probable wheat product ! *
10 per cent , the ruin which fell tl
first of the week over a considerulj
portion of the state hus , it Is estimate
been worth $3,600.000 to Nebrasl
farmers. Some grain dealers belie
the Damage to winter wheat by d
weather would amount to 0 per eer
. .ilv/i v..jK miiv i. ? 7,000.0it t ru.1
't - who it hadoubtVs * been > --ved i
ti- ! r.M : iv.
Until early Sundry morning the r
ports shuwi-d that over a ' n.-i frub
portion of the j-tate of Nebraska le
than one-half of an inch of ruin h
fallen In the last ten days a tin
vital to winter wheat. In the extren
western part of the state , along tl
Wyoming lines , the fall was betwee
one and two inches , but a shaded o
in a semi-circle and east of Alliam
the rainfall wus slight.
Many fields of winter wheat wei
plowed up in the lust few days an
corn will be planted. Of this W. (
Sunderland , of Omaha , grain deale
"Many farmers get frightened an
plow up their wheat fields too sooi
but the lust few weeks have been ur
usually dry. We have hud reports c
farmers plowing up wheut fields froi
the southwestern part of the stati
especially around Minden und Hole
rege. In Buffalo county und uroun
Wood Hivi-r und Kearney we hav
heard of some fields which have bee
turned under. "
NAMELESS INFANT MYSTERY.
Problem of Castofl * Baby Engages At
tention of Superintendent.
Superintendent Ferer , of the count ;
hospital at Omaha , is grappling wit ]
a mystery involving u nameless infant
The head nurse at the hospital ha
received u letter referring to a bub ;
"that was found on the steps of th
hospital. " The letter is signed " *
Friend of the Baby's. " but the mys-ter :
comein the fact that no such infan
bus been found on the steps of th (
Bounty hospital recently. The lette
makes the request that the child bi
ivrappod well und placed some eveninf
Lhs week on the steps of a house or
Davenport street , the number ofvhicl
s given in the missive.
"The boy will surely get good can
.here , " continues the letter. "Manj
.imes tlv * people thut live there have
leen looking for ; t baby on theii
lorch and they are good people. "
HEAVY REWARD FOK TAYLOR.
vcarney County Board Offers $1.500
for His Arrest.
The county board Kearney county
lave offered $1,500 reward for the
irrest of Uert Taylor , who brutally
.ssaulted his sisters-in-law. The board
net in regular session und the offer
: us the county treasury behind it.
Pearl Taylor , who wa ? most serious-
y injured , is slightly better , though
here is little hope of her recovery ,
he wus able to tuke two tublespoons-
ul of milk , one of the most encourag-
ig symptoms , since she has been con-
tantiy in convulsions ? uid suffering
i'om extreme nervousness. She has
t no time been rational enough to
lake an aute-rnortem statement.
Then approaching eonsesousness. she
onstahtly calls for her parents.
No further trace has been found of
uylor. The search made at Atlanta
COUPLE IN Jiri'.RY TO AYED.
'nwilling ' to Wait Six Months After
Mrs. Laura J. Smith , of Fremont ,
id George Rhodes of Osceolu , went
i Council Bluffs Monday , where they
ere married. A matrimonial ajjvicy ,
is suid , brought the pair together ,
rs. Smith secured a default divorce
om her husband less than six months
ro , but soon grew tired of single life ,
id believing in the "mail order busi-
> ss" enrolled in a matrimonial agen-
. They could not wait for the time
ithin which they could be legally
arried in Nebraska so decided to go
No Police at Crcigliton.
As u result of a tieup over the conj j
mation of th > mayor's appointments '
r chief of police und night police , j
eighton hus been without either i
ice the first of the month. The sa-
5ns have been closed since last Fri- .
y on account of the tieup in the ,
uncil. two of the members refusing
grant licenses until the appoint-
jnts of the mayor were confirmed.
Train Huns Into Herd of Cattle.
Wednesday night the westbound
ssenger train ran into a herd of cat-
bflonging to Mrs. J. Jansen , just
st of Leigh , and killed five head ,
e eastbound freight pulled out soon
er and run into the same herd , kill-
o more head. Investigation showed '
it the cattle had got on to the rail- I
id right of way through the snow
Street Car Man Is Held Up.
fwo highwaymen in Omaha who
irded u northbound Twenty-fourth
eet car at Thirsecond and Vin-
i street about 10:50 Sunday night ,
d up the conductor. C. W. Holtz-
n , at the point of a revolver , robbed j
i of hi- money changer and cash ,
: ill amounting to $24 and hi.s watch ,
I jumped o't" the car.
Burgalrs Busy at Wcston.
Jurglars at Weston broke into the
as of the Weston Grain and Stock
npany and the Chicago Lumber
ipany. From the latter place they
about ? 25. A cashier's check for
0. received too late for banking
; left untouched. They made their
ipe. The surrounding towns were
Thirteen Liquor-Men Fined.
hirteen saloonkeepers of Omaha
e lined $10 und costs each in police
-Monday for selling whisky in
les without labels telling the
> unt of the fluid therein contained
rovicled by the nr\v pure food laws.
F,5ks Want Big Crowd.
: vitr.-s tre being sent to all Elk
, , - = in Nebraska and western Iowa
i that as large delegations as
iule b5ot to the stag social to be
, ; I-y r- . - .ics of Omaha at Uie
i - t <
Claim agents at NWashington who
have obtained an additional allowance-
from the war department for the of
ficers of the Third Xebrpska regiment
have forwarded to Gov. Sheldon the ?
balance due , together with a list of the-
officers and the amount duo each , and1
the amount to be retained by the elaint
agents. The total amount allowed Is--
$6,243.04 _ The claim agents retain ,
for their services 2 per cent , of $1
248.68 , leaving a balance due the of
ficers of $4,994.36. The money isvm
the hands of the governor and will bo-
disbursed as rapidly as possible. The
money is for pay and allowances duo-
under the act of March 3 , 1S99 , during
the period from the date the officers
reported for duty and who were en
rolled to the date they were mustered
into the United States service for the
war with Spain. Col. W. J. Bryan was-
allowed $243.05 , of which sum the
claim agent gets $48.61 , leaving a bal
ance of $194.44 due Col. Bryan. After
the deduction of claim agent's com
mission. $37 , Gov. Sheldon will receive
$148 , as captain of Company B.
* * * * ' 1 -
1 Echoes of the old boom days of
1875 reverberated through , the su
preme court this morning when a brief
was filed in the case of Buffalo county , ,
appellee , against Kearney county , ap--
pellant. It probably tells of the last
lingering blight that still rests on the
land of the boom days. The suit is
all about a bridge erected across the-
Platte between Kearney and Buffalo *
counties and \vhieh formed the en
trance in the good old days to the prin
cipal street of Kearney , through which-
all immigrants from the north and'
south heading for the free lands west
ward had to pass. Now the bridge is-
no longer a feeder or a necessity to a.
growing city and the question is ,
should Kearney county be forced to-
pay for half its keep , when it was con
structed primarily for the benefit of
Kearney city and Buffalo county. The
district court says Kearney county
must pay its part.
* * *
Though it is impossible to tell until'
ifter the state board of assessment
: ompletes its work of placing a value-
m railroad property , the returns so
'ar made by the assessors indicate a.
indication of the terminal tux law
ind that the claims of its opponents-
hat it would take from the valuation
if property in small cities and village ?
dll not be borne out. Only in the case
f the Union Pacific is it possible to
nake comparisons of the value ot
iroperty as fixed by the railroad" ' and
> y the assessor. , us this road is- the
nly one that filed a duplicate of its
eturns to the assessor with the state * ,
n some instances the assessor has
aised this valuation , while in others
lie railroad value has been taken us
ho true value. In Buffalo county there
us been a material reduction by the
* * *
John Stewart , city attorney , who re-
sntly filed a complaint with the state
lilway commission to prevent the
itizens Street Railway company from
suing any more stock on its present
ivestment. is liable to score at least
partial victory in the case. The
jmmission has had the case under
Ivisement for several weeks and at
st is about ready to hand down a
cision. While the commission wants
s decision kept quiet until it is read }
have it published , it is safe to guess
lat until the street car company in-
sts some more money , the commis-
rm will not permit it to issue more
* * *
The secretary of the local board of
? ulth of Valley has filed a formal
mpluint against Health Inspector
ilson , in which there are- two counts ,
one the health inspector is charged
th having been to rigid in enforcing
3mallpox quarantine ngainst a board
s' house and in another permitting
e release of a party having the
lallpox , without proper disinfection.
; the board of health is responsible
r Dr. Wilson's action , the attorney
neral may have to file quo warranto-
oceedings to have himself , Gov. Shel-
n and Superintendent McBrien re
ived from office along with the
* * *
Col. Bryan has been here for more
in a week looking after his farm
j will attend the meeting at Wash-
; ton May 13 , 14 an'l 15 , called bj-
esident Roosevelt for the discussion
plans looking toward the preserva-
n of the country's natural resources. J
ice reaching his home Mr. Bryan
s been taking a decided rest , spend-
\ a great portion of his time our
jr the farm , looking after his crop ?
[ 1 his fine cattle. Many visitors-
ie been to Fairview during the last
ek , but no formal functions havc-
: n pulled off.
Lincoln's first annual pet stock sho\\
5 closed with everyone saying the
lir was a glorious success. Prof
ylor , of the University of Nebraska , .
re an exhibition with his trained"-
rses , which added to the pleasure
those attending. The show was
en under the auspices of the First
igregatlonal church and most ev-
one in the city who had a favorite-
j had it on exhibition.
Lctlng Gov. Saunders honored the-
requisition of Gov. Hoch. of Kan-
, for the return to Smith county ,
n. , of Silas Wadley. accused of as-
It. Wadley is under arrest at Fairy -
y , Neb.
"he Missouri Pacific has answered'
kick of the railway commission by-
ting in for detailed complaints. The
imission recently wrote the Mis-
ri Pacific that complaints were be-
received to the effect that the road
; not being kept up as it should bf
that repairs were not being made
ordered by the commission. The
wer was received recently setting
further just what work had been
e and tiring1 the commission u take
rip over the lices and inspect the
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