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The Yajenfcine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , - - - Publisher.
VALTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
ARE SAID TO BE LOADED
DANGER MARK LEFT BEHIND
'Ten Million Dollars Moved Out of New
York to Other Institutions Last
a Week-Record Crops and Splendid
Foreign Trade Boost Business.
Washington , D. C.-It is unlikely
5 that there will be any shortage ol
r money this fall anywhere in the Unit-
, , ed States , according to the treasury
department. In its opinion the danger
I mark , if there has actually been one
during several months past , has been
left astern. The department. officials
t give these reasons for their prediction
of plentiful money :
Primarily the banks saw what looked
like a money shortage coming several
t months ago. They knew they could
expect no help from the United States
treasury , such as they got in 1908 , * and
prepared themselves. ,
Th.ey have niled up money , piling up
reserves and cutting down risky loans
and bonds or other securities , which
might not be easy to sell , having been
turned into money. '
By doing all of that the banks have
fortiJJ.ed themselves against an emer-
gency. How well they did it was seen
last week when $10,000,000 was moved
out of New York to other banks , and
done very easily. Panics forseen ,
never come , financiers say.
Money ' is plentiful in England and
nearly every crop in this country this
/ year is reported to be a bumper one.
Corn will set a new record.
FOUR PASSENGERS LOSE LIFE
Auto Skids Around Curve and Its Oc.
cupants Are Plunged Into
New Orleans , La.-All four occu
I pants of a large touring car returning
from a lake shore resort to New Or
! leans early Saturday were drowned
' ; when the car rounding a curve at a
! high rate of speed , shot straight ahead
i and plunged into the new basin canal.
I The dead : W. R. Freeman , 35 years
old , New York City ; Thomas Boettler ,
43 years old , Dorothy Hall , 21 years
old , Marian Giblen , 25 years old , New
It was first reporjwi that the car had
seven occupants and the canal was
, I I dragged for three hours after the four
bodies had been found. It was then
h | t established that the four were the only
I' II" persons in the car when it went into
t , the canal.
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: , Freight Clerks Strike.
" , New Orleans , . - Between 400 and
! , ; 500 freight clerks of the New Orleans
t r & Northeastern and the Vicksburg ,
Ii ' Shreveport & Pacific railroads walked
H out Saturday : when these lines , form-
i : ; ing part of the Queen and Crescent I .
; ! . system , refused to meet their demands
; I for an increase in pay. The clerks want
L increases ranging from 15 to 15 per
p r , cent. Two freight warehouses in New
t' Oleans were closed on account of the
1 h strike.
, \ I Demand Made on England.
i ; Brussels.-The National Egyptian
' ( congress adopted a resolution Satur-
day declaring that English occupation
j of Egypt was illegal and demanding
immediate evacuation and restoration
of the constitution of 1881.
Abandon Turkish Loan.
, , ParisIt is understood here that
i r the English syndicate , headed by Sir
E Ernest Cassel , has abandoned the ne
I gotiations for a loan of $50,000,000 to
Turkey in deference to the objections
' f the French and British governments.
Decorated by France.
Chicago.-Harry Pratt Judson , presi-
f dent of the University of Chicago , has
r been decorated with the insignia of of-
cer of the French government. The
. I decoration . is the second in rank in the
! \ legion.
! ' Makes 100 Miles an Hour.
I' I Logansport , Ind.-Panhandle passen-
ger train No. 12 , arriving in this cltj
from Chicago at 3 p. m came from
Kouts the other day at the rate of 100
miles an hour.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , lo. - Saturday's quota
tions on the local live stock market
follow : Top beeves , $8.50. Top hogs ,
Earth Shocks Felt.
Mexico City. - Slight earthquake
shocks were felt in Mexico City at a
late hour Saturday night , but there
was no damage. The tremors were so
slight that few people were aware that
they had occurred.
Village Razed by a Storm.
Glasgow. - Flippin , a village 20 miles
from here , is reported to , have been
'Wrecked by a storro. Telephone con-
. nection was broken and the extent of
the damage could not be learned.
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NOTES Of A WEEK
.ATEST HAPPENINGS THE WORLD
OVIR TOLD IN ITEMIZED
EVENTS HERE AND THERE
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Condensed Into a Few Lines for the
Perusal of , the Busy Man-
Latest Personal Infor
The resignation of Gen. Samud
Crocker Lawrence of Medford. Mass. ,
most puissant grand commander ,
came as climax to a long session of
the supreme council of sovereign
grand inspectors general of the thir-
ty-third and last degree Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite of the north :
ern masonic jurisdiction of the United
States at Detroit.
Senator Stephen B. Elkins is ill at
his home , Elkins , W. Va. Worry over
the talk regarding his daughter and
theduke of the Abruzzi is said to
be the cause.
Robert Alphonso Taft , son of the
president , who graduated from the
Yale academic department in June ,
will enter the Harvard law school
William K. Vanderbilt , Jr. , is the
possessor of the swiftest monoplane
that has ever been brought to this
country. His new $4,000 machine ,
built at Neuilly , France , will arrive in
New York city Wednesday.
The daughter of Senator Thayer ,
who helped to make Kansas a free
state , has taken Roosevelt's picture
from her library at Worcester , Mass. ,
and put it in the cellar as a mark of
her disapprobation of his recent ut-
terances on antebellum conditions In
It was officially announced that Gen.
Louis Botha will retain the premier- ,
ship of Pretoria , South Africa , de
spite losses of the nationalists in the
new federal assembly elections and
his own defeat by the unionist candl
The toll of dead in the terrible In-
terurban disaster near Kingsland ,
nd. , is 40 , Frederick C. Jones of War-
ren , Ind. , being the last to succumb
to his injuries. There are nine seri-
ously injured in the hospitals at Fort
Wayne , and all with the exception of
Miss Margaret Tribolet and F. A.
Parkhurst , both of Bluffton , Ind. , who
ire in a critical condition , are expect-
ed to recover.
The national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic elect-
ed John E. Gilman of Boston com- :
mander-in-chief for the ,
- - ensuing year
John McElroy , the only other aspir
ant for the office , withdrawing his
name prior to the election.
Warning was served on the rail-
roads at the rate hearing in Chicago
by Interstate Commerce Commission-
er Franklin K. Lane , that they must
meet the Increased cost of operation
by some other means than the ad-
vancement of freight rates.
Benjamin Franklin , a colored porter
on the Burlington , after fatally shoot-
ing Deputy Sheriff Pound in Billings ,
Mont. , was shot and killed by two
policemen. Franklin , armed , was
hunting for a man he said had robbed
him , and resisted : arrest.
Charles R. Heike , former secretary
and treasurer of the American Sugar
Refining company , who has been call-
ed "the man higher up" in the sugar
trust , was sentenced by Judge Martin
in the United States Circuit court ; at
New York to serve eight months in
the penitentiary on Blackwell's island
and to pay a fine of $5,000 , on convic-
tion of conspiring to defraud the gov-
ernment by the underweighing of
In Santiago , Chile , an international
exposition of agriculture and indus-
tries was opened in celebration of the
centennial of that country's independ
Ciarencc D. Ililler. chief clerk of
he Chicago freight office of the Rock
Island railroad was shot three times
through the chest and instantly killed
by a negro burglar : who had forced
entrance to the HJller home. The
murder was Hie 1 culmination of two
weeks of error in which residents of
the neighborhood have existed be-
cause of the failure of the : police to
apprehend a burglar who has entered
more than , ' . . score ! ' of hOI' , ! = ; es. /
Archer Brown , a white man , went
to the electric chair in the Richmond
( Va. ) penitentiary for the murder of
a father and the latter's child.
James R. Keene. the financier and
turfman who has been seriously ill
of pneumonia in Lexington , Ky. , has
returned to his New York office.
Mrs. Joseph C. Sib'ey , wife of the
former Republican congressman now
under indictment for the alleged cor-
rupt use of money in en ! effort to gain
renomination , is seriously : ill and sup-
posed to be dying at her home in
Franklin. Pa Hor husband : also is
In a serious condition.
A cheeeo ue'ghing ! 4,029 pounds ,
the largest ever ma 'e ' , has been com-
pleted at Ar.plp'rjti ! , Wls . for the dairy
show in Chicago next month. It has
been sold for $1.40380.
Vivian M. L-MUS I ! was nominate ! as
Republican ccndidata for srivernor of
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Charlton is of unsound mind and 11-
iable , to attacks of impulsive violence ,
land that his moral sense is patholog-
ically , defective. He should be taken
, to a hospital for the insane and there
kept indefinitely. " This is the con-
clusion reached by the alienists who
examined the slayer of Mrs. Scott
Castle , the actress , who was Charl-
ton's wife , at Lake Como , Italy , last
The first casualty of the Adirondack
hunting season has been reported at
Glens Falls , N. Y. Mistaken by his
son for a deer , William Aubre was fa-
tally shot in the mountains near
Owing to a water famine New York
city Is furnishing a supply to Tarry-
town , N. Y. , where it had been neces-
sary to close factories.
Leaders of the radical party who
are accused of being implicated in a
plot against the life of President Jose
FIgueroa Alcorta of Argentina have
been arrested at Buenos Aires.
William Jennings Bryan has an
nounced publicly that he had bolted
the nomination of James C. Dahlman ,
Democratic nominee for governor of
Nebraska. Mr. Bryan justifies his bolt
on the ground that Dahlman has
pledged himself if elected to veto any
county option bill the coming legisla
ture may pass.
Jere S. Lillis , who was wounded by
Jack Cudahy , while in the latter's
home with Mrs. Cudahy , has returned
to Kansas City. He refuses to dis
cuss his plans.
The League of Michigan Municipali
ties met in Lansing for a three days'
convention with Lawton T. Hemans
In the chair.
Philadelphia Athletics are the 1910
champions of the American baseball
league. The Chic.lgoVhite ! Sox team
aided Philadelphia in clinching its :
grip on the pennant when It defeated
the.New . York Highlanders. Philadel-
phia performed its part In the deci-
sion of the flag for the season by de .
feating the Cleveland.
Thirty thousand coal miners of
Missouri , Kansas , Arkansas and Okla-
homa , who have been on strike for
five months , have returned to work ,
all the mines in tha southwest having
Prof. Lundy Harris of Nashville ,
husband of the woman who wrote
"The Circuit Rider's Wife , " committed
suicide at Pine Lodge , near Carters-
ville , Ga. Professor Harris , It is be
lieved , was the circuit rider of whom
his wife wrote.
It Is reported at Jerusalem that ex-
cavations on the Mount of Olives have
resulted In the discovery of the re
mains of a Christian church dating
from about the year 300. This is sup-
posed to mark the spot where Christ
taught the disciples how to pray.
Highwaymen at San Antonio , Tex. ,
held up an automobile containing W.
K. Ewing , a business man , and sev-
eral friends , robbed them of $1,400
worth of property and then escaped in
Declaring that the days of the "pork
barrel" should be numbered , President
Taft , in an address at the Ohio Valley
exposition , Cincinnati , pointed out the
evils of a majority In any legislative
body passing laws to benefit only sec-
tions of the country , ignoring the ter
ritory represented by the minority.
The president said that the country
Is roused against corrupt control of
legislative agencies , but that selfish
combinations of the representatives of
the majority are equally dangerous.
The Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican
printed a letter from Mrs. Bellamy
Storer , written In France , September
6 , reviewing the controversy between
the Storers and Mr. Roosevelt con-
cerning the allegation that the former
president authorized Mr. Storer when
ambassador to Austria-Hungary to
visit Pope Pius X. and ask him to
make Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul
At the close of the police court pro-
ceedings In London Dr. Hawley H.
Crippen and Ethel Clare Leneve were
committed for trial charged with the
murder of the doctor's wife , Belle El-
Clifford Judd shot and killed his
brother-in-law , Theron Plumb , in St.
Lawrence county , New York , . mista
king him for a deer. After discover-
ing his mistake Judd was prostrated.
Organization of the Middle States
Textile Manufacturers' : association
was perfected at a meeting in Louis-
ville , Ky. , of representatives of mills
In Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Kentucky ,
Tennessee , Michigan , Missouri and
Seven-year-old Anita Chicago Com-
fort arrived in San Francisco on the
Manchuria from Shanghai , China , and
started for Chicago to meet her fa
ther , Lieut. J. H. Comfort , recruiting
officer for the navy.
A Toledo physician , by the means
of an electric light , has been able to
discover and remove a tooth that was
lodged in the lung of Mrs. G. Cole
of Van Wert , O.
William Jennings Bryan announces
that he will refuse to support James
C. Dahlman , Democratic nominee for
governor of Nebraska. It Is the first
time he has &iled to be "regular" and
differences over county option are re
Joseph Christopher ( porter , waa
burned to death and Sarah Stewart ,
another employe , was injured In a fire
at Greenwich , Conn. , which destroyed
an annex of the Elms hotel.
William F. Downes , a former clerk
in the Baltimore ( Md. ) register's of-
fice , was placed on trial for the
fourth time for the alleged larceny
of 67000. The jury disagreed at
The foreign delegates to the Inter-
national Prison congress arrived in
Chicago for a three days' stop to In
spect the Institutions is and near that
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'BOSTON ' MAN ELECTED TO HIGH.
EST OFFICE IN GRAND
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5,323 VETERANS DIE IN 1909
Retiring Commander , Van Sant , Pays
High Tribute to Soldiers of Con-
federacy-His Remarks Greeted
With Applause at Encampment.
Atlantic City , N. J.-The national
encampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic Thursday elected John
E. Gilman .of Boston commander-in-
chief for the ensuing year , John Mc
Elroy , the only other aspirant for the
office , withdrawing his name prior to
In opening the business session of
the national encampment the retiring
commander-in-chief , Samuel R. Van
Sant , of Minnesota , gave a compre-
hensive review of the work of the or-
ganization for the past year and out-
lined what might be accomplished for
the good of the order in the future.
The commander spoke earnestly as
he expressed his gratification at the
increasing fraternization of the "blue"
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and the "gray.
When he said that no braver troops
were ever marshaled for conflict than
the southern soldiers and that the
Union veterans now realize that no
men ever made greater sacrifices for
what they believed to be right' than
their former foes , the commander was
While the roll of the Grand Army
is steadily shortening , the commander
in-chief urged that every effort be
made to keep the organization up to
its fullest possible strength. He
quoted the figures showing that G. A.
R. at the beginning of the present
year had still 213,901 members In
good standing , as against 220,600 at
the begining of 1909. The loss dur-
ing the year was 6,781 , of which 5,323
was by death.
Commander-in-Chief Van Sant had
commendation for the work of all the
auxiliaries , praising the excellent
work being done by the Woman's Re-
lief corps , Ladies of the G. A. R. , Sons
of Veterans and Daughters of Veter-
Atlantic City , N. J.-The veterans
In attendance upon the Grand Army
of the Republic national encampment
marched through the streets of At-
lantic City Wednesday to the strains
of martial music as they did nearly
half a century ago.
The streets through which the pa-
rade passed were beautifully deco-
rated , and the old soldiers marched
bejtween solid walls of spectators
whqse cheering was continuous. All
along the route relief stations were
established for the comfort of the
veterans , and they were served with
coffee and other refreshing drinks.
Some of the feebler ones dropped out
before the end of the route was
reached , but most of them marched
on sturdily to the point where the pa
rade was disbanded.
BALK PLOT TO KILL MIKADO
Certain Death Awaits Plotters Under-
Arrest Who Attempt to Assassin
ate Japan's Emperor.
Tokyo , Japan.-A sensation was
caused by the publication of the al
leged details of a plot among his
own subjects to assassinate Emperor
Mutsuhito. The startling story ap
peared in the Hochi Shimbun , which
says that the plotters , who are under
arrest , certainly will be sentenced
Emperor of Japan.
to death after trials before a special
This is the first time in the history
of the country that the life of the
sovereign has been plotted against
by his own people and the fact has
become known. It is understood that
a rigorous censorship prevented the
publication of as much as a hint of
the conspiracy until this evening ,
when the Hochi Shimbun assumed
responsibility for the alarming an-
Train Makes Fast Run.
Logansport , Ind.-Panhandle pas-
senger train No. 12 , ariving here
from Chicago Thursday , came from
Kouts at the rate of 100 miles an
hour , making 57 miles in 51 minutes. ,
The train consisted of eight coaches.
Elgin , 25,976 ; Aurora , 29,807.
\Vashingrcn.-Tl1e census bureau
Thursday made public the following-
population returns : Elgin. 111. , 25,976 ; '
last ! cersiis. 22.431' : , increase 15.8 per
c - nt. Aurora , 111. . 20.vS07 ; last census ,
1.117. . increase 2 3.4 p . : osr.1.
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I 'THUGS ROB lEN E QF $10,000
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HELD UP AT CHICAGO.
Merchants Were on Way to Wisconsin
to Buy Tobacco When Robbed-
$500 Diamond Gone.
Chicago. - Harry \ V. and Max
C. Chotiner of the Pittsburg to-
bacco distributing firm of H. W. Choti
ner & Brother , incorporated were held
up and robbed of $10,000 in money
and a two-carat diamond shirt stud
valued at $500 at Quincy and Jefferson
street last night. The hold-up men
are still at large.
The brothers were on their way
from Twelfth and Halsted streets to
the Brevoort hotel , where they are
stopping. Being strangers in the city ,
they lost their way. While walking in
Quincy street 100 feet east of Jeffer
son they were seized from behind by
two men. Max , who carried the money
in his inside coat pocket was hurled
into a vacant lot and pinned down by
his assailant , while his brother en-
gaged in a struggle with the other
highwayman on the sidewalk.
In the struggle Harry was robbed of
his diamond. Gaining his freedom by
wriggling out of his coat , he declares
he ran down the street shouting "Mur-
der , " "Police , " "Help , " continuing to
the Union depot , several blocks away ,
where he met a policeman. When the
policeman reached the scene of the
robbery he found Max lying in the lot
in a semi-conscious condition.
When Max revived he said that after
he had been knocked down by one rob-
I ber another attacked him , knocking
the breath out of him. The money
was then wrested from his pocket , and
the highwaymen ran.
The Chotiner brothers tried to de
posit the money in the First National
bank , but decided to carry it , as It
would be impossible to get the money
out of the bank until today. They had
intended to leave Chicago last night
for Janesville , Wis. , to complete a deal
for $10,000 worth of tobacco.
CAMPAIGN WAS A WARM ONE
Congressman Tawney of Minnesota
Loses Out In State Primary by
a Small Margin.
St. Paul , Minn. - Primaries were
held throughout Minnesota Tuesday
for the nomination of candidates for
congress , state legislature and county
Interest centered in the First $ dis
trict and the scattering returns indi- I
cate the defeat of Congressman J. A.
Tawney by a small margin by SYd-
ney Anderson , a young attorney of
Lanesboro. This will probably be the
only change in the delegation to con-
gress , although there is a possibility
of defeat of C. F. Stevens in the
Fourth district by Hugh Halbert.
The fight on Tawney has been the
warmest in the state. Anderson was
brought out by the progressive league
and few thought he had any show.
But he made a better campaign than
anticipated and unless later returns
are different , he wins by a small mar-
gin. The winner will be opposed by
H. L. Buck of Winona , who had a
clear field for the Democratic nomina
Halbert did not get into the fight
until three weeks ago , but has made
a whirlwind campaign. The Stevens
people did not see any chance of de
feat until a couple of weeks ago , but
since then Stevens has made a strong
fight for renomin tion.
STANDING OF BALL CLUBS
Games Won and Lost and the Per
Cent Average of the Various
Clubs. " ' . L. P.C. , Clubs. W. L. P.C.
Chicago . . ! : II12 .6S6Cincnati : ' . .69 71 .499
Pittsburpr. 57 .5S4 St. Louis..55 79 .403
New York.75) ! ) F7 .583 : Boston . . . . 47 90 .343
Phi1 'l'ia .71 t.7 . Brooklyn . .54 83 .202
A7.I ERIC A N LEAGUE.
PhildTia .95 ! 4J ! . W5 : Cleveland .63 75 .475
Detroit . . .SO W . Wash'ton .59 80 .424
Boston . . . .78 60 .565 Chicago . . .58 80 .420
N'ew YorJ. . S 60 .56G'St. Louis..43 97 .305
Min'a'lis .10 ( ) 5i ! ) .1341 St. Paul. . . 86 78 .525
Tolt'di . . . 9S 73 .530 Mil'a'kee .74 89 .45 $
C'lumb's . SI ! Z : .335 ; In 'ap'ls . . 67 95 .413
Kan. City. FP : 73 : 513Lo'isville . 59 101 .363
\YESTl : ! lX LEAGUE.
Sio Clty..l01 : o4 .653 Omaha . . .78 76 .507 ,
" _ .GOO St. ' . 63 86 .441
Donvtr.94 6" ! J'seph.
Linroln . . 91 C ? .591 ; D. Moines. 64 91 .412
Wichita : . . S2 7.1 : : .529 : ' Topeka . . . 41 114 .263
LIGHTNING ENDS LAW SUIT
Tree , Subject of Extended Litigation
in Kentucky Courts , Is Destroyed
Frank ort Ky. - Lightning struck
and destroyed a large ] tree in front
of the residence of Miss Mar
garet Innis of Steadmantown and set-
tled a law suit of long standing that
the courts were not able to decide.
Contractors building ; a road wanted to
cut the tree and Miss Innis secured
' It. Hundreds
an injunction preventing *
of dollars had been spent in litigation
but the I bolt split the tree , neces
sitating ! its destruction.
Song Writer Dies a Pauper ,
Detroit. \ich.-Solomon : ! Mazurettt .
a quarter of a century ago one of the
bej-t-krown song composers in the
I'nited States died Tuesday on a cot
in St. Mary's : ! hospital in absolute pov
ortHi : ; a < r , l wife applied to the
ioor coirmisdon : to bury him.
U : ! i Hics Pav/aii Posts.
Ve-- : > : : tr > Ti. - Gen. Leonard Wood ,
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rrcsii0" " " 't tht the four military '
ro : t ? in noTvii be , consolidated un-
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All OVER NEBRASKA
Dentist i Missing.
Otoe County-Dr. H. S. Gansen , a , . ,
. tvell-known dentist of Nebraska City ,
and prominent in lodge and church t ,
circles , is missing and it is feared 'oj ; ,
that he was drowned in the Missouri 4
river while bathing , his clothing hav (
ing been found on the bank. f
Nebraskan. Nevada. . f
Nebraskan Killed in ,
Hall County - Word has reached :
Grand Island of the death of Peter . '
Lechner , near Sparks , Nov. , while on :
duty as a brakeman of the Southern
Pacific. Until four years ago the de- j
ceased was an employe of the Union
Pacific in that city. His death re- . '
sulted from falling between the cars. '
G. A. R. Will Lay Stone.
Phelps County-The local Grand
Army post . has been given the honor
of laying the cornerstone of the $100-
000 court house , which Phelps is now
erecting. The Grand Army men pro- r
pose to make the event an affair of , .r "
considerable magnitude. The local ti
national guard company will assist.
Killed by Explosion. . ,
Colfax County While filling the I
boiler of a traction engine of which
he was engineer , Joseph V. Moore
was killed by an explosion. The men
in the threshing crew had stopped
for lunch and were behind a hay
stack or they would have been 'n-
jured , as the machine was blown to
Sugar Beet Industry. .
son has been backward and water
scarce , growers of sugar beets in the
valley expect the yield to be fairly
good , averaging perhaps ten to twelve
tons to the acre. Five dollars per ton
will be paid , and it is understood that v
the company expects to contract for
another year at the same rate.
Petition to President.
Lancaster Count } ' - The state rail-
way commission sent a joint resolu-
tion to President Taft recommending
the appointment of Judge Ira B. . ,
Mills of the Minnesota railway com-
mission to the new commerce court.
Judge Mills has been a member of
the Minnesota commission for seven-
teen years and before that was a
Boy Killed While Hunting. " . I
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York County - Clarence Schinei-
zel , about 19 years of age , accidental- l
ly shot and killed himself while out
hunting. Clarence and his brother i
and another boy were out west of
York on Beaver creek after ducks
and in pulling his gun out of the bug-
gy the hammer caught and dis
charged the gun , the charge entering
the young man's neck just below the
jaw bone , death resulting almost in-
After Nebraska Spuds. 1
Brown County - The farmers of this
section are harvesting their potatoes
and are finding a ready market. In I
fact there is a demand for Brown ; r
county potatoes which is almost with- , / ,
out precedent. Chicago buyers have ' / l
thus far bought everything in sight ,
and the "spuds" are being shipped
at the rate of five cars per day and I
this will be increased soon. One '
farmer contracted for his entire crop
of 8,000 bushels at 65 cents a bushel.
The acreage this year was the great-
est in the history of the county and
the yield is good , the greater num-
ber of potato raisers reporting about
110 bushels to the acre. The pota ,
toes , while not quite as large as in r
years gone by , are declared by potato
experts to be of first-class quality. ,
Profiting by last year's experience ,
when thousands of bushels were
frozen in the ground , there is a great , r
hustle to get them out of the ground
and three weel ! ; s more will witness
the finish of potato digging.
New Station for Holdrege. ,
Phelps County Architect W. J.
Frein of the Burlington railroad has I
awarded the general contract to T. J. i
Leake & Co. , 112 Clark street , Chica-
go and steam heating to Kehm I
Brothers , for a $35,000 passenger sta 1
tion at Holdrege , Neb. r-
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Fatal Mistake of Drug Clerk.
Custer County-As result
a of care-
lessness on the part of a Callaway
drug clerk , Mr. Etta Moses of Broken
Bow aged 43 years , is dead after
twenty-four hours of
. Mrs. Moses \
agony. and husband were
visiting a brother , Sam Sterner , liv
ing eight miles east of Callaway. She ,
and Mrs. Sterner went into town and
bought what she
posed to be some cream of tartar , I'I
which she was in the habit of taking r
medicinally. Instead of that the
clerk is alleged to have given her ,
tartaric emetic , by mistake. She '
took nearly two teaspoonsful of it s
and immediately after complained of ' .
a burning sensation In the throat and #
stomach. Physicians were called , but d'
could do nothing , the poison having ;
made too great headway. r .
Farmer Goes Insane.
Welch ' a
wealthy farmer 36 years of age , 'liv - I's ,
ing a few miles west of Peru , became
His Insanity took
on a violent form aivl It required r ;
several men to prevent him from do
ing injury. e
Treshing Outfit Burned. ? '
Furnas County - While
threshing t , , .
at the farm of James Cameron , three
miles ! east of
Beaver City , the thresh-
inc outfit of A. H. Dusenberry and I m ,
two stacks of wheat wece burned by '
a spark from the engine. i'
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