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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY. JULY 1-1 , 1911.
AND PICKET ! BABY.
Beit Story of the Martyred Preildent
Printed For Pint Time.
The recent death of Major George 13.
I'lckctt , nun of thu great Confederate
Noldlor of that nari'io , who led the fa
mous charge of Gettysburg , recalls a
ntory told by the widow of General
I'lckctt and mother of Major Plekett
of hrr llrst anil only meeting with
Abrahain Lincoln , Hays Henry Mann
In tln > July Columbian. It wan the
day following the abandonment of
Richmond by th < > Confederates and
when the I'nlon troops were In posses
sion of the city. Mr * . I'lckctt was
-alone with her baby boy , her husband
making the llnal sland with Lee and
Ills ragged and hungry veterans. It
may be needless to say that the wife
of the absent general was In no friend
ly frannj of mind toward the conquerors -
ors , and her Irritation was Increased
by seeing a body of negro cavalrymen
Hwoeplng past her house.
The iloor opened and In stepped a
tall figure In solemn lilac ! ; wearing a
high hat. "Is ( ieorgo In ? " said the In
truder without other word of Introduc
"If you mean General George K.
Plckctt , " answered Mrs. IMckett se-
rerely , "he Is on duty with the army. "
"George has been a bud boy , " contin
ued the visitor , stretching out his long
nrnis and taking the baby , which seem
ed to like him at sight and cooed with
pleasure In his embrace.
Mrs. I'lckett , still angry , could only
titter "Kir ! "
"George has been a bad boy , " added
the caller , giving the baby a toss or
two , to Its great delight , and ( teeming
not to notice Mrs. I'lckett's res'Mitmont.
"He was the nephew of a dear friend
of mine , and I had him appointed to
West Point , but he has been a bad
lioy. " After a pause , while Mrs. Plulc-
tt listened speechless , the visitor went
on , "Hut you can tell him when he gets
back to come and see me In Washing
ton and 1 will take care of him. "
"Who are you ? " asked Mrs. Ticket ! ,
still In mystery as to her caller's Iden
"I am Abraham Lincoln , " was the
"What ! " exclaimed Mrs. I'lckett.
"The president of the United States ? "
"That Is what they call me , " replied
Mr. Lincoln. Then , handing back the
baby , he passed out with the parting
Injunction , "Don't forget to tell George
to call on me. "
The visitor departed. Mrs. Hekett
noticed there was something In the
baby's little list. It was a llfty dollar
greenback. Major George K. Plekett
-was that baby.
CHANGING A QUARTER.
What You May Do With a Twenty-five
Cent Piece In Tangier.
The traveler who goes ashore at
Tangier Is likely , If he wanders about
.alone , to meet himself coming back to
the same starting place. Ills souvenir
postal cards may bu mailed at four
.separate postotllces , with different
stamps on each. Or , writes Mr. E. A.
Forbes In "The Laud of the White Hel
met , " nt a British hotel ho may ex
change French money for Spanish
postage and mall his letter in a Ger
man postotllce. But he may not put
British , French , German and Spanish
stamps on the same letter , for that
might lead to International compli
He may also do coin tricks equal to
those of the prestidigitators. Let him
tnkc an American quarter dollar and
exchange It for English money. lie
now has n shilling and a ha'penny
He may exchange the shilling for o
French franc and receive 80 or 4C
centimes In change. The franc ma ;
bo traded for a Spanish peseta , plus
20 centimes hi copper. The SpanlsL
pefieta itay now bo converted Into i ;
Moorish peseta , "hussanl , " with c
handful of copper to boot.
He now has his pockets welghter
down with Kngllsh , French , Spanlsl
and Moorish copper , yet ho can buj
Just as much from a Moor with Ills
hassmnt peseta as ho could have bough !
with his original quarter.
In a thoughtless moment one day 1
lield out a hassanl peseta to the Amcrl
can vice consul general at Tangier am' '
nsked him how much It was worth.
"A hassanl peseta , " he replied glib
ly , "Is worth ten dhlrems or twentj
foalf dhlrems. "
"And twenty half dhirems equal"
"Two or three cents less than r
"Spanish peseta , " he answered. "Bu
ydu must remember that the valuatloi
of Moorish silver fluctuates from da ;
to day ; at times It Is otllclally wortl
only a third of its face value. "
"Today Is Thursday , " I said In des
ppratlon. "The hour Is 1-I5 : p. m
Would you mind telling me how mucl
this hassani Is worth In Auierlcai
cents at this moment ? "
Til figure It all out for you , " h
At 20 : ! he was still figuring , so
crept softly out and wandered Into t
Moorish ten house. There I spent th
liassanl In riotous living.
Launch Russian Dreadnaught.
St. Petersburg. July 10. The Po
tava , the second of the four battl *
ships of the dreadnaught type , lal
down In June , 1909 , was launched n
the Admiralty dock today , the ami
vorsary of the battle of Poltava. Th
vessel is of 23,000 tons and In dlmei
slons and armament Is the snmo a
the Sevastopol which was launched o
Juno 29. She will carry twelve 12-Inc
guns , sixteen 1.7-lnch guns and sma
Electric Train Derailed.
St. Louis , July 10. Train No. 92 (
the Illinois Traction system , whlc
loft hero last night at 11:45 : o'cloc
for Springfield , 111. , was partly deral
uil nl llnmlct. III. , onrly loihiy. Tlio
motor mid ilny roach , which Is used
an ballast , were thrown on their side *
but the sleeper remained upright
Tlio iiiotoiinnii , ncuirdliiK to reports
receUcd here , was the only person In
jured. Ho was bruised. Spreading
lulls caused the derailment.
TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
International Gathering Will Bring To
aether Noted Experts.
Much Interest In being manifested In
he International municipal congress
nd exposition to be held In Chicago
iept. IS to ISO , and arrangements tire
eing made for'the reception of n
urge number of visitors from the prln-
Ipal cities of the United States and
overal foreign countries.
It Is believed that through this mu
Iclpal exposition , making possible
omparlsons between various column-
Itles with reference to their systems
f government , their notable acrom
illshments of the past and th''lr plans
'or the future , there will be created
spirit of rivalry and civic pride that
ivlll do much for the advancement of
Exports of worldwide fame and
nown ability In matters pertaining to
municipal government will be In at-
cndancu at the exposition , and ad
Iresses will bo made on many subjects
f vital Interest to municipalities gen-
It Is considered that this Is the most
lomprehonslvo attempt ever made to
trlng together the most Intelligent ed
ucators In all lines of municipal en
Health and sanitation , Including gar-
iago collection and Its disposition and
he prevention and suppression of epi
demics , will be given especial attention
luring the session of the congress , as
, vlll also the subject of taxation. This
liter will Include discussions of equal-
/.Ing taxation , restriction of a city's
axing powers , methods of collection
if taxes and their disbursement.
Among other subjects to be discuss-
d will be that of public utilities. In-
luded In this will be the subjects of
ranchlses , mnnlejpnl ownership , street
Iglitlhgwater systems , docks and
ivatcr transportation and modern houa-
Paris to Turin.
Ton llttlo aeroplanes sailed down the line ,
no lost Its IviUnco , and then there were
s'ino llttlo aeroplanes hit up the Rait
) no came a cropper , and then there were
Eight little aeroplanas rose toward heav
Ono hit the Apennines ; then there were
Seven swift aeroplanes kept up their
Ono bust Ita popper , and then there were
Six llttlo aklddora continued to thrive.
One hit a current , and then there were
Flvo llttlo aeroplanes aktrtod the shore.
Ono fell In Genoa , and then there wers
Four llttlo aeroplanes made for the sea.
Ono turned a Somerset ; then there were
Thrco tittle aeroplanes long overdue.
Ono never did arrtvo ; then there wer
Two llttlo aeroplanes oft with the sun.
One hit the Tiber , and then there was
Ono aviator still holding the pace.
Ie took ar izpress train and captured the
St. Louis Poat-Dlapatch.
South Side News.
Miss Caroline Athey of Missouri
Valley Is here on a visit at the home
of her aunt , Mrs. Caroline Clark , and
: ier cousin , Mrs. T. G. Wood.
Mrs. C. E. Walstrom and son Clarence
once left Saturday noon for Long Pint
for a visit at the home of her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Kummer.
A. Jenkins of Chicago , storekeepei
for the C. & N.V. . , was at the shops
T. F. Lott returned to his home ir
Council Bluffs yesterday after Tin ex
tended visit with his sister.
Harry Witt made a business trip tc
Omaha yesterday morning and return
ed In the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Witt and ser
arrived home from Missouri Vallej
last evening , where they had beer
visiting with Mr. Witt's parents.
II. B. Alexander arrived home fron
a visit with friends in Des Moines , la
Mr. Meade went to Scribner yester
day on business.
Charles Pearce , the Winnetoon Post
master , visited at the home of hi :
wife's parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vai
Horn , yesterday.
Mike O'Connor , general foreman o
the boiler shops at Missouri Valley
was at the shops yesterday.
Mrs. J. Bloomgood of St. Paul
Minn. , visited with old Junction friend :
Friday , after a lapse of twelve years
S. C. Graham , master mechanic o
Missouri Valley , was at the shops Sat
urday on business.
Frank Russell , formerly of the June
tlon but who has been residing In Llv
ingstone , Mont. , for some time , wa
here on a week's visit with his daugli
ter. Mrs. M. R. Green.
Joe Smith , postmaster of Verdlgrc
was hero and spent Sunday with hi
sister , Mrs. Charles HoUman.
Mrs , Nellie Moolick arrived horn
from Des Moines , la. , Saturday noor
where she had been visiting with he
brother , William Jones , for the pas
Mr. and Mrs. Surber arrived horn
from Denver and other points In Cole
rado , where they spent their weddln
MlsTs Gwendolyn Deane of Nellg
spent the fore part of tlio week wit
Drouth Broken In Kansas ,
Kansas City , July 10. Breaking u
a six-weeks' drouth that has been gei
eral over n largo part of Kansas , n
rain from n quarter to three-quarters
of an Inch soaked nearly the entire
etatp. The rain was general over the
southwest. In Oklahoma tha precipi
tation In parts of the state was from
one to four Inches. In Missouri the
rainfall was slight. In Kansas City
the rainfall measured oiie-llfth of nn
Paris Building Trade Strike.
Paris , July 10. Twenty-live thou
sand building workers struck today to
enforce a demand for better hours and
have their dally wages Increased.
Dr. H. T. Ilouien or Omaha was here
U. F. Schiller returned from a busi
ness trip to Sioux City.
Leo Brocket- went to Crolghton and
Plalnvlow on business.
County Judge William Bates of
Madison was In the city.
William Koonlgsteln of St. Louis Is
visiting his father , John Koenlgsteln.
Hlchard Boldt has returned from a
few months' visit In Denver and other
Miss Birdie Kuhl Is back from Mas
sachusetts , where she spent several
months with relatives.
Miss Marjorie Beeler has returned
from her school nt Aulmrndnlc , Mass.
Miss Beeler will graduate next year , .
Adolph Pasewalk of Omaha Is here
spending a week's vacation with his
parents , Mr. and Mrs. August Pase
Misses Clara llerner and Helen Mar-
quanlt left yesterday noon for a two
weeks' vacation In Chicago and Mil
A. J. KocnlgstPln has returned to
Norfolk from Fort Smith , Ark. , to
make this his home again. Mrs. Koen-
Igsteln will arrive about August 1.
She Is now visiting In the east.
Iteese Solomon has returned from
Chicago , where he has been studying
special public school system music for
thu past month.
Mrs. William Hardy and children of
Portland are hero visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. Anton Buchhol ? : and the Rob-
crt Pillar family at Stanton.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis have re
turned from a several months' sojourn
on the western coast. While in the
west , Mr. and Mrs. Davis visited Port
land , Seattle , Vancouver , Spokane , San
Francisco and other cities.
August Lundenberg of Wakelleld , a
shoemaker , will make this his home.
A. F. Clark , 811 Cleveland street ,
received word of the death of his
mother , Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson.
J. C. Larkln and Tom Hlght leave
Tuesday for Rochester , Minn. , where
they will both undergo operations.
Members of the Baptist church Sun
day school will go to Taft's grove
Tuesday to spend the day picnicking.
John Krantz returned from Osmond
Saturday afternoon with two tine rac
ing horses. Both animals are trotters
and are standard bred.
George Spencer , a brakeman who
last week sustained au Injury to one
of his fingers , is now suffering from
an infection of the wound. A physi
cian lanced the wound today.
F. A. Beeler , who has been slated to
pitch the ball game for the Commer
cial club Wednesday afternoon , is suf-
'ering ' from a painful carbuncle on his
leek. Mr. Beeler will pitch the game
f he finds he can do so.
Fred Boche Is suffering from an In-
ury to his right hand as the result of
tinning a pitchfork through the mem
ber. Quo point of the fork made a
very long wound in the hand. Mr.
Boche was pitching hay at the time.
A prisoner in one of the cells at the
police station asked that he be fur-
ilshed with a first class bed and mat-
: rcs3. He was released in the morning -
ing , no charges having been filed
against him. Later he was again ar
rested and declared the cell cot good
enough for him.
Nine girls of the "Clan" who have
been enjoying a week's camping and
outing at Point Pleasure on the Craig
farm , broke camp Monday morning
and returned to their homes in this
city. The young ladles report enjoy.
Ing the outing Immensely. Mr. and
Mrs. B. T. Reid have been acting as
chaperones for the young ladles.
Secretary A. W. Hawkins of the lo
cal race committee , returned from Ne
ligh , where he attended the meeting
of the secretaries of the Northeast Ne
braska Racing circuit. All Is ready
for Norfolk's races , says Mr. Hawkins
Many entries have already been sent
la and a fine string of horses arc
looked for. The Norfolk race meel
will be held August 2 , 3 and 4 , Inclu
slve. "We will begin advertising oui
race meet Immediately , " says the sec
Fred Inglls , a graduate of the Nor
folk high school and son of Mrs. R. B
Inglls of this city , has been appointee
to take an examination for a cadet
ship In the West Point military acad
emy. Mr. Inglis some time ago was
notified that lie was to be alterate li
the examination and was pleasantly
surprised to receive notice that he
was the principal in the examination
He will probably be called to St. Louis
to take the examination next Septem
W. R. Schmidt of Verdigre , whc
has just finished his second year a1
the West Point military academy , was
In the city visiting with his sister
Mrs. Charles F. Holtman. Mr. Schmld
is sixth in his class and will bo OIK
of the first ten cadets of his class wh <
will get a choice of real army life
Mr. Schmidt will most likely enter tin
engineer corps , a branch of the ser
t vice most liked by army officers. Ca
del Schmidt looks very well and de
clares he is greatly pleased with tin
life of West Point.
Lewis & Schweder arrived In Not
folk Sunday and today made the !
fourth annual parade up and dowi
Norfolk avenue. Both Mr. Lewis am
Mr. Schweder complimented Norfoll
on the paving of Norfolk avenue
which they declared a great Improvement
mont In the looks of the city. Th
band gave a concert on Norfolk n\
enuu at noon and will give another
this evening. The show tent was
pitched on tin * tegular grounds used
by the company for HIM past four years
on Norfolk as enuu and Ninth street.
Ten Norfolk democrats met In the
city hall Saturday night to elect dele-
gains for the democratic convention
which will be held at llattlo Creek
next Tuesday. The First ward was
represented at the caucus by only two
members , the Second by five mem
bers , the Third by H. C. Mntrau , and
the outside precinct by three men. Af
ter the selection of delegates , It was
declared that another call will be
made to nominate precinct olllcers
this fall. The delegates were not In
structed to cast their votes for any
The delegates are : First ward , H.
W. Winter , F. J. Hale , John F. Flynn.
Herman Gerecke , Theodore Barnhardt ,
Herman Minis. John Friday ; Second
ward , Charles Beiersdorf , Carl Wilde ,
A. Morrison , 1-1 B. Kauffman , C. H.
Krahn , J. H. Haase. August Drum-
mund , Frank Ueckerman. K. P. Woatti-
erby ; Third ward , H. C. Matrau. P. J.
Stafford , W. H. Weekes , August Fisch
er. Albert Degner , A. Ruchholz out
side precinct , Paul Brutmmtml , August
Braun , C. F. Winter. Herman Buettow ,
The chairman of each ward caucus
was instructed to fill all vacancies
which may occur.
Ordained a Minister.
Martin Wagner , son of William Wag
ner , a farmer of this vicinity , was or
dained a minister In the Lutheran
church by Rev. John Witt at the St.
Paul church Sunday morning. Rev.
Mr. Wagner will take up his duties as
a minister of this church in Tripp
county , S. D ,
Norfolk Boy a Pug.
"Young" King , a graduate oC the
' Norfolk Business college , has issued
1 an acceptance of the challenge made
| by Harry Lewis , the lightweight fight
er. Klug declares his confidence that
I he can whip Lewis and accepts his
' challenge for any time Lewis prefers
Against Bob ; Not for Taft.
Stanton , Neb. , July 10. Special to
i The News : The republicans of Stanton -
' ton county met In mass convention
, here Saturday afternoon. The follow
ing were selected as delegates to the
republican state convention : Hon.
Charles McLeod , James 'R. Chace , W.
N. Orris , Conrad Wegner and G. A.
' There was considerable discussion
on the subject of Instructing delegates
j as to their action on the adoption of
' resolutions. There was considerable
opposition to their being instructed to
I vote for a resolution commending
President Taft. However , an agree-
1 able compromise was made by the
unanimous adoption by the convention
| of a resolution instructing the delega
tion to oppose the endorsement of La
Follette , at all times and In every
form , " and to vote against him "first ,
last and all the time. " G. A. Eberly
j was unanimously elected chairman ol
the county central committee.
Antelope County Democrats.
Neligh , Neb. , July 10. Special tc
The News : The Antelope count }
democratic convention was held In the
court room In this city Saturday after
noon. Delegates from nearly all ol
the townships were present , and t
harmonious meeting was held. Owlut
to the absence from the city of B. J
Ryan , chairman of the county centra
committee , H. S. Palmer called the
convention together. The following
were the committees selected by UK
Credentials : Jess Peterson , Hetirj
Schumaker , Joshua Miller , B. I. Rose
Permanent organization : K. S. Sco
Held , Scott Kiiues , Hans Selck , V. M
Sweitzer. The committee on resolu
tions consisted of J. W. Rice , R. B
Skinner , Dave McClintock and Hans
Abe Bare was elected permanen
chairman and C. C. Minteer secretary
of the convention. R. B. Skinner o
this city was the unanimous choice o
the delegates present and was electee
chairman of the county central com
mittee , J. W. Rice secretary and Johi
The following are the ten delegate :
selected to represent Antelope count ;
at the state convention , which con
venes on July 25 : R. B. Skinner
James Reefe , N. C. Madsen , E. C
Taylor , Paul Peterson , Henry Schu
maker , C. C. Minteer , George Myers
Hans Selck , Henry Wllgockl.
Hooked by Hay Stacker.
Stanton , Neb. , July 10. Special t <
The News : While engaged In huyini
. 'on the farm of Mr. Burtwlstle abou
six miles north of this place Olive
Matheson , the 17-year-old son of Ale :
i Matheson , a retired farmer living a
this place , was caught In the fork o
a hay stacker and severely Injured
One of the projecting teeth of the for !
pierced the cheeks of the young mm
and broke out two of his teeth. Hi
.face and neck are very badly bruise' '
jam ! the Injuries received are hot !
' .serious and painful. Tlio acciden
happened Saturday afternoon.
Pierce Farmer's Family Injured.
; [ Pierce , Neb. , July 10. Special t
> , The News : The entire family of Mi
> McNally , a farmer living south of her
! was thrown from a buggy In a rur
away accident last night and severel
bruised. A 0-year-old daughter was sc
rlously injured about the back an
her condition Is critical. They wer
driving past the Gleason farm when
dog ran out and frightened the tcai
of coks which they were driving.
Muskrat Causes a Leak In Dam ,
Neligh , Neb. . July 10. Special t
The News : A hole about ten fc (
wldo was washed out around the coi
crete abutment In the upper dam i
the Pierce mill last night causing Hi
water to break through. For a tlni
all the water In tlio Elkhoru rlvei' ran
through this hole. The low tv.itor
alone a\ed serious damage. A mk -
rat hole U supposed to ha\o i.tti-od
the break. A largo force of men work
ed all night and were still on the
job this morning repairing the damage.
It Is estimated that the water will
ho back at Its normal stage In about
three days. The mill did not stop
operations. Carp mid buffalo are be
ing picked by the dozens '
up a'i a re
sult of the break.
GIVE THE DESERT LANDS
TOO MUCH WATER.
Government Experts Have to Save
Tracts Irrigated to Death.
Irrigation Intended to bring life to
desert lands of the west has had a con
trary effect In some places. In fact
Important work Is now being done by
some federal otllclals In reclaiming
tracts on which there has been toif
A problem that Is being watched
with great Interest by some of the of-
llclals of the soil Investigating bureau
jf the agricultural department has
arisen In Utah. In Mlllard , one of the
southern counties , there Is a tract of
O.fiOO acres owned by the Desert Irri
gation company , which has undertaken
to reclaim an Immense area , and has
envied expensive works for the pur
pose. This tract was once good farm
ing land , and while It was properly
Irrigated It yielded fine crops. Those
In charge , however , became too gencr
ous In the use of thu precious water.
It was not long before the crops on the
land grew less vigorous , and finally
they failed to bo profitable.
It was then that R. A. Hart , one of
the experts of the soil Investigating
bureau , was called In. He found that
the Hood of water had washed alkali
and other poisonous substances on to
the land from ( he adjoining hills and
so had killed Its fertility. Mr. Hart as
a matter of experiment has taken the
matter In charge and will have an Im
mense excavating machine turn over
the soil and bury the alkali. This will
be done nt the expense of the company.
Ho estimates that the fertility of the
tract can be restored for about $12 an
Mr. Hart has Just performed similar
vork near Salmon City , Ida. He ex-
iccts to restore many thousands of
cres to cultivation within a few
iionths. He Is watching other Irrlga-
lon projects now to guard against
uture trouble , and cautioning lltera
lire will lie sent out by the bureau to
ersons engaged in these enterprises.
117 YEARS OLD.
Thomas Morris Has Been a Cobbler
For More Than a Century.
Newspaper Investigation has dlsclos-
d the fact that Nebraska's oldest liv-
ng Inhabitant Is Thomas Morris , 117
ears old. of Westervllle. Custer-
There are several other remarkable
hlngs about Morris. lie never attend-
id school a day In his life. He never
married. He has always smoked to
bacco and used liquor In a moderate
degnv H- > drinks coffee , two or three
ups of it. it each one of his three
meals. He never used glasses until a
'ew ' years ago , and now only for close
Morris was born In Wales Jan. 15
170-1. Fie came to America at the aga
of seventy-eight , and for four year *
Ived at New Hampton , Harrison coun
ty , Mo. In 1S8 > he removed to Ne-
misku. For more than a century he
ins boon a cobbler. He worked steadily
on the bench up until a few years ago.
For two yoi'fs he has done no work ,
but spends his time fishing. He has
refused to sit for photographs be
cause of a fear that It was a ruse to
get him to the poorhouse , but had bis
Irst picture taken a few days ago.
HOME FOR EACH WIFE.
Kansas Man Finds a Way Out of Pe
Peter C. Sharp , the Pittsburg ( Kan. )
octogenarian , with two wives , will
Ive alone. Instead of finding a way
to live with two wives under one roof
Mr. Sharp will have no wlfo at all tin
ier his roof.
On his broad acres on the outskirts
of Pittsburg Mr. Sharp will build two
cottages , one on either side of his pres-
t little rose covered cottage. In
oue will live Mrs. Anna Catherine
Sharp , seventy years old. the first
wife , who was lost In the Chicago fire
forty years ago and recently returned.
In the other Mrs. Cella Sharp , fifty
years old , the Pittsburg wife , will have
Thu cottage ot their common hus
band will separate the two wives , and
picket fences will separate the three
. houses. Both women will keep house
for themselves , and Mr. Sharp has
promised to take his meals with each
on alternate days.
Natural Longing ,
However old , humble , plain , desolate ,
nfillcted. we may be , so long as oui
hearts preserve the feeblest spark ol
life they preserve also , shivering ncai
that pale ember. M starved , ghostly
longing for appreciation and affection
'TIs heaven , ilfit- : thai Is given away ;
'tis onlnd < ; may be had fci the ask <
Horse Killed by Clothes Line.
A valuable driving horse owned b ;
C. D. Miller of South Third street , wa :
killed yesterday afternoon as the re
suit of being thrown to the groum
and sustaining n broken neck. Mi
Miller tied the animal to n clothe
line which was stretched between twi
poles , thinking that the horse couli
graze more easily with n short rep
attached to the clothes lino. Th
horse became frightened and tore u
both posts. In running away the ni
Imal became entangled and was
thrown to the ground , making a com
plete somersault and hic.ikln * Us
III i K.
GRANT WAS JESTING.
Out the Plucky Southern Woman Was
In Deadly Earnest.
During Ids Virginia campaign Gen
eral Grant found It necessary one day
to encamp some of Ids troops on the
beautiful property of a Mrs. Stoulon
ntul also to take a room In the house
for his own accommodation. He did
so , however , with great tact and
gentleness , quite winning the heart of
the estimable lady. As he prepared to
depart he turned to her.
"Now , Mrs. Stouton , we've enjoyed
your hospitality very much , and I'm
prepared to pay the bill. " said Grant.
She protested , but the general assur
ed her that It was a business transac
tion and she was entitled to fair com
pensatlon for the supplies ( hey had
consumed and the comfort they had
enjoyed. She named the amount , and
then ( lie general said , with a roguish
twinkle In the eye :
"Now , Mrs. Stouton , would you like
It In United States banknotes or In
Confederate money ? "
She pressed her lips together , her
eyes Hashed lire , and without a mo
ment's hesitation she said :
"In Confederate money. "
Grant looked at her with admira
"I was only jesting , " he bngati softly.
"I was not , " she quickly Interrupted.
"I am in earnest deadly earnest. I've
made my choice , and I'll abide by the
And Grant , with his eyes full of ad
miration for the pluck of the southern
woman , paid her In Confederate
money. Ladles' Home Journal.
PRESIDENT TAFT IN
THE ROLE OF CUPID.
Helped Along Love Affair of Senator
Warran and Misi Morgan.
When Francis E. Warren , the sLxty-
seven-year-old senator from Wyoming ,
married MIs.s Clara Le Baron Morgan ,
thirty-five years old , President Tuft's
stock as a matchmaker went uj.v'sev
Senator Warren was onu of the
members of the Taft Philippine party ,
from which several murrlnges have
resulted. On that trip It was reported
that ho was extrericly attentive to
Mrs. Mabel Nagle , the divorced wife
of George II. Nagle of Choyenne. Wyo.
I'helr engagement was announced ty
Representative Grosvunor. That caused
: nu ( h comment , bccausu It had b en
supposed Mrs. Nagle was to be mar
ried to Senator T. II. Patterson of
Senator Warren entertained Mrs
Nagle lavishly In Washington find In
Cheyenne , but there wan no marrlago
Warren met Miss Morgan nt an en
tertalnment glvou by Mr. Taft seven
years ago , when ho was secretary of
"Would you like to own a ranch IB
the west and live among real , sure
enough cowboys ? " asked the secretary
on that occasion.
"Indeed I would , " replied Miss Mor
"Then I'll have to talk to Senatot
Warren about It. " retorted Mr. Taft ,
who und seen the senator approaching
through the crowd.
A short time ago , at the White
House , Senator Warren sidled up to
President Taft and Informed the na
tion's chief executive that the seed he
had sown seven ycara before had
Warren's first wife , Mra. Helen II.
Warren , died In 1002. Ills daughter Is
the wife of Major General John J.
rorshlng , U. S. A. , and his son , who la
associated with him In the conduct of
their vast affqlrs In Wyoming , Is a
graduate of Harvard , 1005. Senator
Warren Is the only undertaker In con
gress , for among his many activities
In his home state is an undertaking
Before Warren entered congress he
was territorial governor of Wyoming.
When Wyoming became a state ho
was elected governor.
First of Its Kind Will Bo Erected t
Calais To Be 450 Feet High.
Calais Is to have the first aviation
tower In the world , and , with poetic
Justice , this tower , which will bo 450
feet high and 15 feet In diameter at
the base , Is being erected on the very
spot where on July 25 , 1009 , Bleriot
started on Ids memorable flight across
The object of this tower Is to serve
as a beacon or signal tower to avia
tors crossing the channel. It Is to be
tresselated of wood without being en
tirely closed in. This Is supposed to
Improve Its visibility nt n great dis
tance and to distinguish It more easily
from other objects In the landscape.
The boards or timber of which It will
bo formed will bo fifteen feet Ion
each and will be bolted together.
The tower when complete will be
easily visible at a great distance tc
. .viators fly I UK at a height of l.GOO 01
' V eo foot. The tower Is behind tin ;
jou'.fiphw of Barragucs , and Its po
ilMon wlili rosard to the points of th (
compiss has been marked out by tin
captain of the si earner Pas de Calais.
Rough House at Ringside.
"Martlo" Kane , the llttlo O'Neil
fighter who played left field for O'Neil
here Sunday afternoon , tolls of i
rough house In a tent at Ewlng Satin
day night. Gene Sullivan put out i
cowboy In the second round and i
fight followed. The cowboy , whi
weighs about 150 pounds , ran lo h !
corner and went after Sullivan wl h i
chair. Sullivan managed to keep bin
away for a time and In the clinch tha
followed shortly , the cowboy lhre\
Sullivan to the Iloor and commenced
choking him. A spot tutor reached In
side the ropes and endeavored to
strike Sullivan. The referee took the
matter In hU own hands at thl * time ,
knocking the spectator out with a ter
The cowboy and his weapon \\oro
extricated from the ring and Sullitau
declared the winner. This light was
the culmination of a challenge Hull !
van made at Kwlng on the Fourth of
July. H was reported then that the
light was stopped between Sullivan
and Nelson , but Kane reports that Sul
livan refused to fight because of the
small crowd. There were but 100 pea
pie In the tent.
Big Rain Saves the Day.
A great crop-saving rain , amounting
to 1.47 Inches at Norfolk and heavier
than that In the Rosebud part of South
Dakota , fell over Nebraska and Pa
kota Saturday night.
The rain extended west as far as
Atnsworih , according to reports re
celved at Northwestern headquarters
here , and covered the balance of the
state east , north and south of here.
Most of South Dakota was soaked.
The rain was badly needed for ( he
corn crop , which Is Just tassellng out.
And witli this rain , prospects are
bright for I ho greatest yield of corn
over known In this territory.
The molsturo Is also a great benelll
to small grain and pastures and the
value of the rain runs Into the scores
of millions of dollars.
Northwestern Iowa Gets Wet.
Sioux City , la. , July 10.- Rain
amounting to .78 of an Inch fell heie
last night. The moisture was gen
rally over southeastern South Da
ola and the northwestern part of
own. The precipitation In some sec
Ions amounted to two Inches. This
isnres a bumper crop of corn and
letitof late potatoes.
Boyd County Soaked.
Bulte. . Neb. , July 10. Special to
Mie N'v.s : Boyd county got a good
oaklng Saturday afternoon. The
'loud ' came from the northwest and
uok nn easterly course , giving the en
Ire county u pourdown for over an
lour. At least an Inch of rain fell ,
t is estimated by conservative farm-
> rs that our corn crop Is assured and
vlll bo one of the largest In the his-
ory of the county.
Antelope Gets it , Too.
Neligh. Neb. , July 10. Special to
ho News : A glorious rain visited
his section of the state Saturday
veiling and continued until after ; t
' 'clock yesterday morning , making In
,11 a rain fall of 2i inches. Reports
esterday from various parts ot the
ounty indicate that about the same
.mount of moisture was distributed In
ill sections. Late oats will bo greatly
jciiefltted , and according to progres-
Ivo farmers , will yet make a fair
ield , but would have been a total
allure If the hot wave had continued
i few days longer. Corn at ILO time
lad been suffering to a great extent
md Is now anticipated with favorable
conditions will bo ono of the largest
iolds ever known in this part of Ne-
Holt County Soaked.
O'Neill , Neb. , July 10. Special to
flio News : A heavy rain began fall-
ng hero Saturday at 8 p. m. and con
Inucd until midnight. At least one
nch fell , covering almost the entire
ast half of Holt county. The long
drouth has injured the oats crop in
he county , but the prospects for a big
orn crop never were bettor. Thia
aat rain puts corn out of danger from
Iry weather and pastures and other
reps that were beginning to suffer
iom the heat are good for the rest of
Vordlgre , Neb. , July 10. Special to
Tlio News : One of the best rains of
: ho season fell here last night and
thoroughly soaked the ground.
Great Rain at Nlobrara.
Nlobrara , Neb. , July 10. Special to
rhe News : A good soaking rain bean -
? an falling at this place about D o'clock
Saturday evening and continued till
toward morning. This is probably the
icnviest rain this locality has received
for over a year.
Lightning Near Bristow.
Bristow , Neb. , July 10. Special to
The News : An inch rain fell hen !
Saturday night , ending a two week's
ilrouth and putting the corn in fine
Lightning struck the large barn bo-
onging to A. Nygren , four miles north
of town , and burned it to the ground.
Practically everything was gotten out
and only the barn Is a loss.
Only Parts of South Nebraska.
Lincoln , July 10. Rain in heavy
showers drenched many drouth-strick
en spots in Nebraska at an early hour
Sunday morning. The rain was not
general nor was It heavy in many
parts , but It visited sections of Ne
braska that have been without rain
for many weeks and where the corn
was beginning to show the effects of
the blistering heat of tlio past few
The rain entered Nebraska from the
northwest and swept the Rosebud
, . . . ; ; . . , \ hating some sections with
an inch and n half or moro rain. In
dications point to heavy precipitation
down Into the North . Platte valley.
Here the storm swept eastward and
Hall , Howard and Clay counties re
ceived heavy rains. In the vicinity
of Lincoln and Lancaster county the
precipitation varied from n llttlo less
to n llttlo moro than an inch. The
rain was fairly general to the south
and east , Cnss and Otoo counties re
porting rains and on north through
Sarpy and Douglas counties. Good
rains were reported In Gage county
and from other points In the south
ern part of the state , which hnvo been
passed up by the moro recent rains
which have visited sections of No
brnska. - * ; t *
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