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NOKKOLK NKHKASKA KKIUAV MAY 20 1SUO.
! EARTH DID NOT PASS
THROUGH COMET'S TAIL
NEW CURVE IN THE TAIL PLAYS
HOB WITH SCHEDULE.
WE DIDN'T TOUCH TAIL AT ALL
ASTRONOMERS ALL OVER THE
NO SATISFACTORY EXPLANATIo. .
The Comet's Tall Got Tricky and ,
Curving off , Never Touched the
Earth as Had Been Scheduled.
Head of Comet Has Passed on Time.
Mount Wilson , Calif. , May
19. Hallcy's comet passed
the sun on schedule time last
evening and the sun arose
this morning ahead of the
nucleus of the wanderers.
When the earth will pass
through the tail of the comet
cannot be determined with ac
curacy. All that Is known is
that It Is close to the nearer
wall of the tail and likely to
enter it at any moment.
These are the net results of
the observations made at the
Carnegie observatory through
out last night and today.
Streak of Light In the East Startles
Williams Bay , WIs , , May 19. Set
ting at variance all scientific figures
nnd predictions and dumfoundlng the
astronomers at Yerkes observatory
bore , the tall of Halley's comet was
plainly visible In the east just be
The astronomers have no explana
tion to proffer for the phenomena.
Professors Barnard and Frost declare ,
therefore , that the earth has not pass
ed through the tall of the comet as
has been universally believed. Both
agree that the earth has entered the
comet's tall , but are utterly unable to
explain the condition now prevailing
which Is without parallel In the his
tory of astronomy.
Professor Mitchell , Professor Frost
and Professor Barnard say that any of
the following three explanations may
be right :
Three Possible Explanations.
First : The curvature of the comet's
tall , Hrst discovered and noted by
Professor Barnard on Tuesday night ,
may have developed to a wholly unex
peeled degree , while tne head of the
comet has passed the earth on sched
Second : Like Borelll's comet of
1903 , Halley's comet may have ceas
ed Its tall making activity , cutting off
the glowing fan that Is now puzzling
Third : It Is possible that all cal
culations are wrong and that the
comet has not yet passed the earth.
As nearly as could bo computed the
period ot the appearance of the
comet's tall In the east extended from
10:30 : o'clock Wednesday night to
3:30 : this morning. It was still plain
ly visible at a time when the astrono
mers were confident the earth would
have passed completely through the
tall. After leaving his telescope at
daybreak , Professor Frost Issued the
following statement :
Earth Hasn't Gone Through Tall.
"Greater than all the tueories and
all the computations are the facts.
And the fact Is that the tall of Hal-
ley's comet has been appearing In the
east in practically the same position
as It appeared yesterday morning.
There is no question about that. The
tall which glowed from the horizon
close to the milky way from before
midnight until dawn has not yet pass
ed across the earth. That is a cer
tainty. In addition , It is also certain
that there Is no material diminution
In the size of this tall as compared
with the tall of the day before.
"We are confident that the calcula
lions for the passage of the head ol
the comet between the sun and the
earth are correct. Unquestioned as
trouomlcnl figures , working Independ
ontly of each other In n.i parts of the
world , arrived at these calculations
which have been corrected In detail
ever since the comet passed Venus on
"Wo are also confident that tne
head of the comet made the transit
as per schedule. But the mystery of
the appearance of the tall In the east
tills morning Is the great puzzle. It
cannot be explained satisfactorily at
, ils time. "
hfluj'T , ' FIGURLD ON CURVE
Astronomers In Eastern Part of Unit
ed States Tell of Mystery.
Princeton , N. J. , May 19. The earth
did not plunge through the tall of
Halley'a comet at the time stated by
astronomers , according to Professor
Henry Norris Hussell of Princeton and
Xacchous Daniel , the discoverer of
three comets , but was several hours
late in making Hie journey. This fail
ure , of the comet to be on time , they
iild today , was duo to the fact that
10 tail had developed a pronounced
urvo and It was long after sun-up In
ils section of the country before the
assnge of the earth through the com-
Professor Uussell at 2:45 : a. in. no-
ccd a distinct streak of light In the
ast that resembled the milky way.
le then came to the conclusion that
10 earth had not passed through the
omet's tall , because the tall was
urvcd away from us , and said that
10 sun would bo well above the horl-
on when the passage was made. At
: iat time he said the head of the
omet had passed the disc of the sun
nd was well on the other side of the
mi. Shortly after 3 a. in. the light in
he east disappeared and Professor
tusscll said It was possible for the in-
abitants of Hawaii and possibly the
stronomors at Lick observatory In
California to detect In the darkness
he passage of the earth through the
Professor Uussell added that the
eason why most astronomers had not
eon able to tell that the tall was
urved was because they had been
ooklng at the tall edgewise.
Johannesburg , Africa , May 19. Ac-
iordlng to the observations made at
he transvaal observatory of which
T. A. Ines Is the director , the
arth had not travelled through the
all of Halley's comet at dawn today.
The tall was still north of the ecllp-
Ic and at the observatory It was
bought probable that the earth would
ass considerably to the south of It.
Balloon Explored Comet's Tail.
St. Louis , May 19. Fraught with ex-
Itement but not eventful astronom-
cally , the balloon expedition to ex-
lore the tall of Halley's comet which
jegan here last night at 6:35 : o'clock
! iided near Hlllvlew , Greene county ,
11. , at 11:20 : o'clock. The aerostat
raveled sixty-five miles.
SEES SPOTS ON SUN
Thirty of Them , and They Indicate
Violent Solar Eruptions.
St. Louis , May 19. Thirty sun spots ,
one of which was estimated to bo 150-
000 miles In diameter , were seen by
father Martin S. Breunan , astronomer
at Kenrick seminary , yesterday after
noon. The spots , according to Father
Konrlck , Indicate violent solar orup-
"The spots on the sun , " said Father
Brennan , "were In three groups. I
saw them at 2:30 : o'clock. Twenty-six
spots were In one , three In another
and one In another group. It was the
one spot that was the largest.
"The biggest sun spot ever recorded
was seen by Captain Davis In August ,
1S4S. It was 182,000 miles In diam
eter. The one I saw today was the
largest I have ever seen. I witnessed
It just before and while it was break-
Ing. Near the bottom appeared a large
rent as If the photosphoc was torn.
"The spots had no connection with
the comet , because of the 80,000,000
miles the comet Is from the sun. The
solar disturbances , I believe , will con
tinue for several days. The spots at
this time are quite unusual , but no
uneasiness need be felt. They are
caused by Internal disturbances In the
sun. The spots which wore seen by
Professor Zee , at Mare Island today ,
and which ho said were roughly join
ed , I believe to bo parts of the largest
spot I saw earlier In the afternoon. "
Two Sioux City Men Killed.
Sioux City , May 19. An extra
freight on the Omaha road struck a
track tricycle about five miles east o
this city , Instantly killing George
Burch nnd Hugh Doherty , bridge carpenters
ponters , who were driving the machine
Into this city.
Receiver for Canning Plant.
Milwaukee , May 19. Judge J. V
Quarles , of the United States dlstrlc
court today appointed William H
Nlcholls nnd A. B. Gambler receiver !
for the Wakesha Canning company
The assets of the concern are placec
at $93,180 and liabilities $576,862.
GIVEN 3D DEGREE
HE ENDS HIS LIFE
AFTER FIFTY-TWO HOURS OF
CHICAGO AROUSED OVER POLICE
Young Man of 24 , Who Confessed to
Shooting a Policeman After Fifty-
two Hours of Inquisition During
Which He Had no Sleep , Suicides.
Chicago , May 19. Stephen Zacak ,
21 years old , who yesterday after
fifty-two hours of almost continuous
questioning , during which It Is claim
ed he was not permitted to sleep , con
fessed to the murder of a policeman ,
committed suicide today.
The alleged slayer hanged himself
witli a handkerchief while in his cell
at the stock > ards police station.
Chicago is Arouseu ,
The patrolman said to have been
. . .lied by him met death attempting
to arrest robbers plundering a freight
car. The ordeal to which /Cacak was
subjected and the shooting of two
men yesterday , who did not halt at
the command of detectives not in uni
form , have aroused much comment as
to police methods in this city.
WILHELM KISSES HIS COUSIN
Royal Greeting of German Emperor in
London is Affectionate.
London , May 19. Emperor William
arrived in London at noon today. The
German Imperial yacht Hohenzollern
reached Sheerness last evening , but
his majesty did not land until this
morning when he proceeded to tne
At Victoria station the emperor was
welcomed by King George , the Duke
of Cornwall , the Duke of coiinanght ,
Prince Henry of Prussia and others
of the royal family and diplomats.
The greeting of the monarchs was
affectionate. From his cousin , the em
peror turned to the young duke of
Cornwall and kissed him on both
A GOAL STRIKE IN ILLINOIS
Negotiations Between Men and Op
erators Come to an End.
Peorla , 111. , May 19. Negotiations
between the United Mine Workers and
operalors of Illinois will undoubtedly
bo broken this afternoon and a strike
declared. Both sides have refused to
yield on the three leading questions.
CALLS GLAVIS UNTRU1HFUL
Lawler Admits That He Bears Old
Grudge Against the Man.
Washington , May 19. Assistant At-
orney General Oscar Lawler admitted
indor cross-examination by Attorney
Irandels In the Balllnger-Pinchot In-
estigatlon today that three years ago
R. Glavls cast reflections on his
iblllty to conduct the prosecution of
he coal land fraud cases , while he was
.Tnlted States attorney for the south-
rn district of California. He said it
uid then been demonstrated that Cla
ris was untruthful.
Mr. Brandels was plainly endeavor-
ng to show that Lawler entertained
an old grudge against Glavls which
infilled him for the preparation of a
udlciary finding for the president on
the charges made by Glavls against
Lawler said the department of jus
tice had made an investigation vindi
cating him and he had proceeded with
the conduct of the cases.
"And the persons I prosecuted were
convicted , " added Lawler sharply.
At that time Glavls was chief of
field division , with headquarters at
Oakland , Calif.
Atlorney Brandels tried unsuccess
fully to induce the committee to re
quest the production of all the papers
in the case. lie urged that It was Im
portant for the committee to know
whether Secretary Balllnger at the
time ho took Lawler to Beverley with
lilm to assist the president In reachIng -
Ing a conclusion regarding the Glavls
charges , knew of the grudge of Law
ler against Glavis.
It appeared to be the sense of the
majority of the committee that to com
ply with the attorney's request would
necessitate entering on a collateral In
STEAMER BURNS AT SEA.
Nineteen Persons , Including Captain
and Wife , Land Safely.
San Francisco , May 19. The steam
er J. Mnrhoffer , which left San Fran
clsco for Portland , Ore. , on May 14
has been burned at sea twenty miles
north of Neport , Ore. Captain Wei
lander of the United States life saving
station reports that nineteen person
from the burned steamer , Including
the captain and his wife , have landei
safely In their own boats.
Bryan Talks Prohibition.
Chicago , May 19. As the guest o
the Catholic Total Abstinence unloi
of America hero , William Jennlng
Bryan In his first appearance on tu
lecture platform since his return fron
South America , gave his Initial lee
. I turo on the liquor question. Mr
Bryan Is on his way to Edlnburgl
Scotland , to attend an Internationa
meeting of temperance workers , lie
left l hlcago early this morning. Mr.
Bryan discussed the liquor question
from the standpoint of the Individual
Five Dead In Explosion.
Nanalmo , B. C. , May 19. Five men
were killed today by an explosion In
the Hamilton powder works , four
miles from this city.
A BIG HAUL
ET THREE PACKAGES OF MONEY
ROM ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY
Vhlle the Depot Agent at Oil City , Pa. ,
was Busy Loading a Train , Robbers
Got Three Packages of Cash and
Made Their Escape.
Oil City , Pa. , May 19. Three paek-
ges of money , containing $32,02-1 ,
ere stolen from the Pennsylvania
epot here at 3:30 : o'clock this morn-
ig , while John J. Truby , the station
gent , was loading baunace onto a
Juffalo bound train. 'The money was
elng shipped by the Adams Express
ompany to Philadelphia.
RUNNING FIGHT WITH ROBBERS
Four Burglars Try to Blow Oklahoma
Bank and Wound a Pursuer.
Wupnmickn , Okln. , May 19. After
n unsuccessful attempt to loot the
copies National bank here early to-
ay , four robbers engaged In a running
Ight with a posse of citizens , wound-
ng one of their pursuers , and escaped
m a handcar.
A posse Is now In pursuit and It is
lelleved the desperadoes will be cap-
ured. The robbers wrecked the vault
f the bank with dynamite and the
xploslon aroused the citizens , who
ngaged In a pistol battle with the
our men as they ran towards the railt
oad station. By dodging behind build-
ngs the fugitives escaped the bullets
if their pursuers and , boarding a hand
ar , started towards Coalgate. Before
attempting to rob the bank , the men
ut all telegraph and telephone wires
eading Into this town and communl-
: atlon with the other .towns was not
estored for several hours.
ABSURD , SAYS MISS CHASE.
She's Not to be Married to J. M. Barrie -
rie , the Novelist.
New York , May 19. It is quite absurd -
surd , that report that Pauline Chase
s to be married to J. M. Barrie ,
vhose Hrst wife only recently became
he wife of Gilbert Cannon.
"There isn't a word of truth In the
vhole matter , " Miss Chase declared
after she arrived on the Kaiser Wil-
iclni dor Grosse to sell photographs at
he Actor's Fund fair. Nevertheless ,
'he sold an autographed photograph of
Mr. Barrie for $34 , the highest price
laid for any of her collection. There
vas a bid of $150 for the autographed
ihotograph of Theodore Roosevelt ,
> ut it was decided to withdraw the
ilcture from auction and It will be
disposed of by a system of cumulative
bidding. Miss Chase sold $058 worth
of pictures in the llfteen minutes she
vas on the block.
SHADOW DRESS IS SCANT.
lump Women Will Be Barred From
the Latest Style.
New York. May 19. Silhouette
suits and shadow dresses ! Ladies
mid your breath. In fact you will be
obliged to If you aim to encompass
your form In the yard and a quarter
vide dresses of the near future.
"Never , " said Mine. Berlin , "have
he dresses been so scant since the
days of Empress Josephine and Mine.
Do Stael. There is hardly a skirt
.hat measures more than thirty-six
ncbes at the ankles , but the waist"
are all made in big blouse effects ,
giving the gowns an upside-down
ook , caused by the material that
rightfully belongs in the skirts being
relegated to the upper part of the
'rocks. " .
"The new dress demands more of
the women of fashion than ever be-
'ore , " she assured me. "She must be
more careful of her diet If she wishes
to succeed In the new sllhoutto dress
for It will not be becoming to the
plump woman ; she must have small
feet and she must learn to walk grace
fully In spite of the weights , elastics
and limited skirt width. "
As she spoke , madame showed a
frock that measured a little leas than
two yards around the bottom. It was
black net over black satin. A tunic
of net reached just at the ankle
where the net tunic was bound at the
ankles In a loop of jet black beads
The satin skirt tapered at the toes
and followed out at the back In a little
rat tall train.
The waist was a voluminous blouse
of black satin and net trimmed wltl
ropes of jot beads wound about the
neck of the bodice cut decollotte , and
looping the blouse at the waist line.
Dresses In this style are also showi
In largo flowered pattern , with strip
of fur or beads at the neck am
sleeves , giving them an extremely pro
Raphaollto expression of decoratlo
A LIFE FOR
A POOL HALL
THAT WAS INTENTION OF NEAR-
MURDERER AT PIERCE.
/ICTIM OF ATTACK SELLS OUT
Over In Assyria It Is Said to be Not a
Serious Think to Take a Man's Life
and This Fellow Wanted His Em
Pierce , Nob. , May 18. Special to
'ho News : Henry Molnort purchased
he pool and billiard hall of Nick
'oury and will take possession at once.
.Ir. . Coury Is the poison that Oscar
tiali tried to drown In the Elkhorn
Ivor the first of the week. Since his
xperlenco Coury has been unnerved
.nd desired to got out of business. |
Over In Assyria , whore ho and Utah
nine from , the taking of a man's life
s not considered a serious thing , they
ay , and it Is now thought that Ulsh's
nrposo was to drown Coury and
liereby he would come Into possession
f his pool and billiard hall. Uish Is
till laid up at the hotel with the self-
nlllcted wound in his leg , but will mi-
oubtodly bo taken In charge by the
uthorltlcs as soon as he Is able to
; et around.
UNCLE JOE DEFENDS HIMSELF
ays Shooting Would Be Too Honor
able a Fate for Insurgents.
New York , May 19. "Shooting were
oo gentlemanly a fate for certain re-
ubllcans , " thundered Speaker Cannon
) f the national house of representa-
Ivcs , as he addressed the annual ban-
met of the National Association of
Manufacturers at the Waldorf Astoria.
le was making an eloquent defense
if his conduct as speaker and he was
"You believe we have a majority of
orty-four In the house of representa-
Ives and two-thirds in the United
States senate , " said the speaker , "and
fet we are under the sway I will not
ay of dishonest of mistaken people
ind now and then a demagogue , seek-
ng power , and I can pick out among
hem men who would have competed
vlth Judas when he betrayed his mas-
"We have a great president and a
epubllcan majority , yet we cannot say
vhether there are not enough cowards
the flock with the
: ratlc minority to leave us without an
ctllcient republican majority.
"If there were two armies drawn up
n actual conflict , do you know what
vould be done with such men ? "
"Shoot them , " cried one of the din-
"Shoot them , " thundered the speak
"Shoot them ; that would be too hon
orable a death for them. Hanging
vould be their fate. "
WILL FIGHF THE RAILROADS
Shippers Will Enjoin Them From In
creasing Freight Rates.
Chicago , May 19. The president of
every railroad system In the official
classification territory today will re
ceive a letter from the committee of
seventeen appointed at the shippers'
convention of protest against Increas
ed freight held here , demanding a sus
pension of the proposed advance and
asking that the question be settled by
'ederal arbitration. Unless the car
riers accept arbitration by the Intei-
state commerce commission , an in
unction , It is said , will be asked by
the shippers restraining the Increase
on the freight tariff.
A conciliatory clause was Inserted
n the letters sent the railroad presi
dents which members of the commit
tee say may result In a peaceful set-
lenient without intervention. This
clause suggests that if desired by the
railroads the shippers are willing to
neet them half way by holding a con
ference and attempting to adjust and
re-arrange without appealing to the
commission. The shippers say they
are not pleading for a conference , but
simply offer to meet the railroads If
the latter desire. The committee re
ceived a message from President
James McCrea of the Pennsylvania
railroad , which says that Increased
transportation tax Is to bo levied.
The message , say members of the
committee , leaves no doubt that the
eastern roads have fully made up their
minds to increase rates.
City Council Bribery Scandal.
Salt Lake , May 19. Councilman i < .
S. Fernstrom startled tae city coun
cil by claiming he had been offered n
bribe and charging Mayor J. S. Brans-
ford with collusion with a contractor
In changing the terms 01 n sewer pipe
contract. The council authorized the
appointment of an investigation com
SNAKE NEARLY STRANGLES BOY.
Young Farmer Attempts to Snap Its
Nashville , Ind. , May 19. Charles
Cummlngs , a young farmer near here ,
had a thrilling experience with a largo
blncksnako while plowing. Ho had
seen his father take reptiles by the
tails nnd jerk off their heads.
While ho was plowing he came
across one , live feet four Inches long ,
.CONDITION . OF THE WfcAIHhR
j Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
I Forecast for Nebraska.
Chicago. May 19. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives'
the forecast for Nebraska aa followa :
Unsettled , with showers east portion
tion tonight or Friday ; colder Friday
and west portion tonight.
Thinking to Imitate his father , ho
caught It by the tall and whirled It
over his head , but instead of the rep
tile's head Hying off It celled around
Ills father , who was working In the
same Held , muv the situation and hur
ried to him. The snake had strangled
the boy until he was black In the
face. The father pulled the snake
from around his son's neck and jerked
off Its head.
To Compel Wrestling Match.
Chicago. May 10. Petition for a writ
of mandamus to compel Mayor Busse
to Issue a permit for the holding of
the liotch-Xylmko wrestling match
here on Memorial day was Hied In the
superior court today.
DEATH LIST NOT OVER FIFIY
Injured in Cuban Dynamite Disaster
Are Pinned Under Debris.
Havana , May 19. Until the ruins
have been more thoroughly examined
It will not be known positively how
many lives were lost when the rural
uards barracks in the city of Plnar
Del Rio , was demolished by an explo
sion of dynamite late yesterday.
There Is reason , however , for the
hope that the fatalities did not exceed
Hfty. The wounded will number more
than 100 , It Is believed. It Is almost
certain that the explosion resulted
from the accidental fall of a case of
dynamite from the hands of an em
ploye of the public works department ,
who with others was engaged In load
ing on wagons seventy-two cases of
the explosive which were to be trans
ferred from the barracks to the gov
ernment magazine In the city.
The injured are believed to be pen
ned under the debris.
Work of excavating the victims was
continued throughout the night by
Havana , May 19. Two almost simul
taneous explosions of dynamite sup
posed to consist of 3,000 pounds , com
pletely demolished the rural guard
barracks In the city of Plnar Del Rio.
Most of the dead were rural guards ,
but the entire families of several of
the officers of the rural guards , it is
reported , were killed also , as were
also several employes of the public
works department , and residents of the
city on which fell a deluge of masonry
and debris from the blown up build
It is not known yet whether the
explosion was the result of an acci
dent or was due to an act of con
spirators , but the former hypothesis is
considered the more probable. Sev
eral relief trains carrying surgeons ,
officers and men of the rural guard
and government officials started from
Havana to the scene of the catastro
phe 108 miles away.
Captain Alfredo Ravena and Captain
Gasper Betancourt of the garrison
and their families are reported to be
buried in the ruins.
The barracks was a massive build
ing of Spanish construction and oc
cupied an eminence in the outstarts
of the city to the north. During the
late Insurrection It was the head
quarters of Colonel Parker's regiment ,
the Seventh cavalry. In consequence
of the alarm over the race distur
bances the government ordered all
dynamite In the vicinity in the pos
session of contractors for road con
struction and other public works to
be removed to the barracks for safe
keeping. The work of removing the
dynamite from the barracks for ship
ment to Havana was begun by em
ployes of the public works department
assisted by rural guards.
They were engaged In loading cases
of the dynamite on wagons when the
explosion occurred , strewing the cen
tral court In wUlch the work was goIng -
Ing on , with dead and wounded.
The work of exhuming the dead and
searching for those who still may be
alive Is going on but It Is greatly re
tarded by the destruction of the elec
tric light wires and the wear that a
quantity of unexploded dynamite re
mains In the ruins.
NEW YORK KILLS PRIMARY
There'll Be no Direct Nomination of
Senators in That State.
Albany , N. Y. , May 19. The Illn-
man-Grecn direct nominations bill , ad
vocated by Governor Hughes , failed to
pass the senate by three votes , re
ceiving 23 to 25 against.
Socialists Would Bar Strike Breakers.
Chicago , May 19. After argument
lasting three days In which nearly
every delegate participated , the na
tional congress of the socialist party
at the close of Its sessions adopted a
resolution opposing the exclusion o (
any Immigrants but favoring legisla
tion designed to prevent the Importa.
tion of strike breakers and contract
NARROW ESCAPE FOR FAMILY OF
LAMP EXPLODES , HOUSE DURN8
While Mrs. 0. F. Hewitt Was Upstairs
Putting Her Children to Dec ) , a
Lamp Exploded In Her Hands and
the Home Burned Children Saved.
deal-water , Neb. , May 111. Special
to The News : Fire destroyed the real-
donee of II. F. Hewitt , the village mar
shal , last night at 9 o'clock , caused by
a lamp exploding In the hands of Mra.
Hewitt as she waa upstairs putting
the children to bed.
That no one was burned to death
was almost a miracle , as the burning
oil llew all ever the room and set the
bed on lire. Hefore help could arrive
the house was gutted. The damage
] extended no further than the complete
destruction of the house and contents.
STANTON MAN FOUND DEAD.
Farm Hand Believed to Have Suc
cumbed to Alcoholism.
Stanton , Neb. , May 19. Special to
The News : Max llahler , a larm
laborer -15 years old , was found dead
in the court house closet between C
and 7 o'clock last evening , by Henry
Nye , a printer. Death Is supposed to
be due to alcoholism , as he had been
drinking heavily the pant few days ,
and liquor was found on his person.
Max Ilabler was married and is not
known to have a living relative in this
country. The Impression hero Is that
lie was well connected In Germany ,
from where he has ben receiving re
mittances regularly , all of which as
well as his earnings as a farm hand
liave been spent for liquor.
A coroner's Inquest was held this
morning to determine the cause of
Ills death , of which there seems no
Tribute to Dr. Oelke.
Pierce , Neb. , May 19. Special to
The News : Dr. 12. H. Oelke was given
a surprise by the members of Evergreen -
green lodge , A. F. & A. M. , during the
regular convocation. Dr. Oolke , who
was acting as worshipful , was Inter
rupted In the services byV. . E. Blair-
op , who In a short speech presented
the presiding oillcer with a solid gold
watch charm , beautifully engraved
with Masonic emblems and bearing the
name of the receiver as well as that
of the lodge , date and occasion. Dr.
Oelke was deeply touched and re
sponded in an appropriate and feeling
manner. The doctor and his family
expect to leave for their new home at
Wheaton , 111. , the Hrst of next week.
Both he and his estimable wife will
be greatly missed In this community.
Verdlgre to Celebrate the Fourth.
Verdlgro , Neb. , May 19. Special to
The News : Verdlgre has decided to
celebrate the Fourth of July and will
try to make It the grandest celebration
ever held In this part of the state.
Verdlgre has the most beautiful lit
tle park In northeastern Nebraska.
It will therefore be an ideal place for
people from surrounding towns to
Court at Valentine.
Valentine , Neb. , May 19. Special to
The News : Court convened here with
Judge. Harrington on the bench , there
are four criminal cases and numerous
civil ones to be tried this term.
Valentine Gives Land.
Valentine , Nob. , May 19. Special to
The News : At the special election
held here to see whether or not the
city would give the state forty acres
of land on which to erect their build
ings for the state experimental farm
stationed hero , the vote was very light
but stood 110 for and S against. The
vote was light for it was well known
that the people were unanimously for
DENVER ADOPTS INITIATIVE.
Proposition for a Water Commission-
is Likely Carried.
Denver , May 19. Although the of
ficial count of the election has not
been compiled , all parties practically
admit that the Initiative and referen
dum and recall amendments to the
city charter were adopted , as well as
the proposition for a water commis
The latter provides for a commis
sion of three to decide the question of
municipal ownership of Denver's wat
' 1 no democrats will have control of
the board of aldermen , with eleven
of the sixteen members , the republi
cans having three and the citizens
'ihe hoard of supervisors will con
sist of three democrats , three republi
cans , and one member of the citizen's
The elections commission will In
clude a woman , Miss Kills Meredith , a
well known author and newspaper
writer , who was a candidate on the
citizen's ticket The other two mem
bers of the commission are democrats.
The law provides that ouly two of
three members can bo members ot
the same political faith.
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