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UN IS SURELY KING
It Hakes Another Big Adrtsce on Chi- J
cago and Hew York Markets.
INKERS SWAMPED WITi OKKRS
Farmers Become Ball Wbni Frofeeslea
ata Begin Bealizins; Wheat Censplca
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NEW YORK, July 13. There was a
scene of great excitement in both the
wheat and corn markets at New York
today, the trading aggregaating one
of the largest day's totals in a year
or more, especially- as to corn.
Prices jumped 2 5-S cents during the
day in corn, making 6& cents advance
for the week. Orders poured into the
market so fast that the brokers could
scarcely execute them at the prices de
sired and the usually small crowd
around the com ring was increased
to such an extent that at times it al
most outrivaled that in the wheat pit.
The farmers have taken the bull side
into their hands and in the face of
heavy realizing on the part of profes
sionals have kept prices going until
the cry is for GO-cent corn in Chicago.
Where the present bull movement will
end depends a great deal on weath
er conditions in the leading corn
Wheat alto took an extraordinary
jump today and from being, in a posi
tion almost entirely friendless at once
leaped into' popularity with the bulls
and gave corn a close race for leader
ship in the advance for the day.
Prices in New York closed 2 and 3
cents higher than yesterday and prac
tically at the top price. Professionals
were caught in this bulge in wheat
and some of them lost about all the
money they have made by selling long
corn to the bull public For weeks
and for months wheat has been ham
mered persistently by everybody in the
belief that tho crop would be a record
one and more than enough to make
up the foreign shortage. The result
has been a huge short Interest, part
of which was caught in yesterday's
big advance. The remainder is in a
state of anxiety as to what the out
come will be, realizing that a much
greater upturn must mean the covering
of a big line of wheat. Today bulls
were still further encouraged by re
ports that wheat in the Red river al
ley was being injured by pxcessive heat
after recent wet weather.
CHICAGO. July 13. Today's advices
to the Bourd of Trade grain compa
nies arc to the effect that the beat
and drouth in the southwest arc un
broken. It is said that the damage
outside of Kansas and Missouri is com
paratively slight, but that unless there
is relief within the next ten days the
corn crop situation will approach a
A message from Topeka, Kan., says
the prospects are for a crop of but
50,00,000 bushels of corn, although last
year's crop was 163.000,000 and the
year before 237.000,000 bushels. The
loss of hay and potatoes is also great,
second only to the loss of corn. It is
estimated that the farmers of Kansas
and Missoui i have already lost $50,003.
000 by the torridity aud drouth.
The straits in the corn crop Is said
to be owing to th intense heat and
lack of moisture &:id is ieflected in
the course of prices of that cereal
on the Board of Trade. Corn for Sep
tember delhery at the opening today
sold simultaneously from 52c to 52ic,
compared with the close yesterday at
Sl?s31l2c: shortly cfterward it was
quoted at 52T;c, or 9 cents higher than
the price one mouth ago shortly be
fore the litat and drouth began to
arouie misgivings as to the future of
El Beno Crowd Is Thinning.
WASHINGTON, July 13. Secretary
Hitchcock said that reports from the
Oklahoma registration showed the
crowds in that country had digested
thoroughly the president's proclama
tion and realized that there was no
chance for speculators, intruders, tres
passers or gamblers. "The people."
said the secretary, "realize that the
lands are being opened in good faith
to everybody qualified and that what
is given them is not transferable."
Boa. Biehnrd Hubbard Dead.
DALLAS. Tex.. July 13. Hon. Rich
ard B. Hubbard, a former governor of
Texas and during President Cleve
land's administration United States
minister to Japan, died at his home in
Tyler, Tex., today.
Its a Manageable Balloon.
PARIS. July 13. XL Santos-De-mont's
cigar-shaped balloon, driven by
a motor, had a trial from SL Cloud
across Paris, around the Eiffel tower
and back to St. Cloud. The papers
say the trip was quite successful and
that the balloon ascended and descend
ed apparently at the will of the aero
naut. Tomorrow he will make an offi
cial attempt to win the prize of 100,000
francs offered by Henry Deautsch for
a manageable balloon.
City trill Pay More Iateret.
PHILADELPHIA. July 12- The
city council today passed an amended
ordinance increasing the interest on
the $9,000,000 loan to improve the
water supply from 3 per cent to 3"&
per cent. The mayor, who is now so
journing in the Allegheny mountains,
will sign the measure. His chief
clerk will leave here tonight with the
bill and it is expected the mayor will
affix his signature tomorrow and that
the new loan will soon be advertised.
- NUMBER 15.
MILEAGE Of THE COUNTIES.
Nebraska laaaetrlal Depart neat Fig-eree
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15. The de
partment of labor and industrial sta
tistics has completed a compilation
showing the number of square miles
of territory, date of permanent or
ganization and number of miles of rail
road for every county in the state.
This information was obtained from
various sources. The railroad statis
tics were compiled from the official
records of the auditor's office, the fig
ures relating to square mileage from
the state survey and the dates of or
ganiaztion from histories, county and
judicial officials and early settlers.
The dates of county organization
comprise an entirely new feature of
Nebraska statistical information. It
was necessary for the compilers to
consult every source of information to
get the correct dates, and very often
these sources gave conflicting accounts.
In Knox county, for example, the
first organization was destroyed by In
dians and the next establishment be
came confused with the military
force stationed in the county. In such
instance the date of permanent or
ganization was accepted. The figures
given in the report have been verified
and they will soon be officially pub
lished by the state.
MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Ceart Decides that They Cannot Limit
Liability of Members.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15. The su
preme court has decided that mutual
insurance companies cannot limit the
liability of its members. This opinion
is delivered in the case of Morgan
against the Hog Raisers' Mutual In
surance company. Morgan had a con
tract with the company which limited
his liability. An epidemic caused the
claims against the company to exceed
the assets by 913,000 and the officers
sought to collect this sum, notwith
standing it exceeded the total limit
The court says that members of a
mutual insurance company are obli
gated to pay all assessments necessary
to liquidate losses and expenses of
management and that it is the duty
of the directors to make an assessment
whenever necessary, and, further, that
if this assessment is not paid within
Jiirty days suit may be commerr.
under the law. The court holds t!at
there is no merit in the contention
of the objecting members that be
cause the contracts are limited as to
liability they cannot be held liable for
the full amount of the losses.
ON THE GHAVt Of HIS WIEE.
Christopher Anderson Shoots Himself
and Cannot Recover.
NEBRASKA CITY. Xeb., July 15.
Christopher Anderson, an old resident
of this city, who moved to Lincoln
about two years ago, shot himself
upon the grave of his wife in Wyuka
. cemetery in this city. The weapon
f used was a 32-caliber revolver, the
muzzle of which was evidently placed
in his mouth. The ball passed up
ward and lodged in the brain. Dr.
Neal probed for the ball, but could not
locate it. The physician states that
the man cannot live. Anderson came
to Nebraska City thirty-five years ago
and lived here up to the time of the
death of his wife two years ago, when
he moved to Lincoln and took up his
residence with his son. He was a mer
chant tailor. He came here to visit
a son and seemed in the best of spir
its, although his health had not been
good lately. His family consists of
two sons and a daughter.
Mast Serve Life Sentence.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15. After six
years of legal controversy, the supreme
court has settled that John W. Ar
gabright of Nemaha county must
abide by the sentence to serve a life
term in the penitentiary. Argabright
was convicted of the murder of Wil
liam Smesler on the night of February
9, 1S94. Smesler was his father-in-law,
and the tragedy was the result
of a family quarrel.
Bine Springs lrl Appointed.
WYMORE, Neb.. July 15. Miss
Edith D. Mattoon of Blue Springs has
been appointed by Commissioner
Vance to assist with the Nebraska ex
hibit at the Pan-American exposition
at Buffalo. She started Monday to en
ter upon her duties.
CThe.it Taralns Oat Well.
CERESCO, 4Njeb.. July 15. The
-threshing of fall wheat isprogressing
rapidly and is yielding from "tventy
five to forty bushels to the acre and
some testing as high as sixty-one
pounds to the bushel.
Death to Grasshopper.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15. The na
tive grasshoppers, which have been
more or less troublesome in different
parts of Nebraska, will now be com
pelled to battle with the South African
locust disease. Prof. Lawrence Bru
ner of the university is prepared to
supply a limited lot of this disease
and he hopes by the experiment to do
something toward reducing the num
ber of these pests. According to re
ports, grasshopeprs are in spots.
Keeelvers Most Make Reports.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 15. Secretary
Royse of the state banking board has
mailed to all state bank receivers in
the state a bulky package of blanks
for their quarterly reports. Under the
new law that went into effect June 28
receivers of banks are required to
make a full report to the banking
board quarterly. If the work of the
receiver is. not satisfactory to the
board he must be removed at its request
ATOR FROM DAKOTA
A. B. Kittredge ii Appoiited by Gsrexnoi
IS TO SUCCEEi SENATOR KYlf
The Hew Appelate is a Xatlva f Kaw
Hampshire Who Cass West to Prac
tice Law Becesaes Faatoas for His
Break With Seaator Pettlgrew.
PIERRE, S. D., July 12. Governor
Herried today appointed A. B. Kit
tredge of Sioux Falls as senator to fill
the vacancy cause? by the death of
Governor Herried this afternoon
gave out the following interview on
the senatorial situation:
For a week I have been receiving
telegrams and letters and listening to
the arguments of friends cf the vari
ous candidates for United States sen
ator. These communications are so
numerous that I know my friends will
not expect me to reply to each one
personally. I am so thoroughly ac
quainted with the men and familiar
with the conditions and interests of
our state that I feel I am as well pre
pared now as I would be in another
week or two to settle this matter.
"It did not take me long to conclude
to make the strongest and best ap
pointment possible. This has been
my invariable rule of action. I have
considered the man rather than his
location. Both senators from Indiana
live in the same city. It is so in some
other states. I do not underestimate
the great ability and high character
of the different aspirants for this high
office when I say that from my inti
mate acquaintance with Mr. Kittredge
I consider him most honorable, con
scientious and upright, and pre-eminently
qualified to represent our splen
did young commonwealth in the sen
ate of the United States."
Alfred B. Kittredge, who is appoint
ed by Governor Herried to fill the va
cancy' in the United States senate
caused by the death of James H. Kyle,
will serve until March 4, 1903, the
date when Senator Kyle's trm would
The new senator was born March
28. 1861, in Cheshire county. New
Hampshire. His early education was
obtained in the public schools and by
private tutor. When 17 years of age
he entered Yale university, graduating
from that famous institution in 1882.
He then commenced the study of law
in the office of Judge Veasey at Rut
land, Yt., afterwards studying in the
law office of Bachelder & l'aulkner of
the same place.
The study of law was continued un
til 1SS4, when he entered the Yale law
school, from which he graduated in
the spring of 1885. In June of the
same year he was admitted to the bar
bv the suoreme court of ConnecmfVh'iS A .aAcoffee imported from a
After reaching this goal he -and goes
to take Horace Greeley's advice Nl. to
go west. He arrived in Sioux Falls in 1
1885 and looked about for an opening
for the practice of his profession.
During this time he was frequently
seen about the office of the Sioux
Falls Daily Press, then a republican
paper, he showing a liking for the
Shots .Oat Cattle Imports.
NEW YORK, July 12. The importa
tion of fine cattle at this port will
have to cease for the next few months,
at least, and steamship agents are in
arms in consequence. They assert
that this is another evidence of the
government's intention to discriminate
against the port of New York in favor
of Baltimore. Boston and Canadian
ports, but this the federal officials
deny. Companies that make a busi
ness of handling cattle have been no
tified of the change.
Lores Poor Lo.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 12.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones
today received an envelope postmarked
Denver, Colo., containing $40 in bank
notes with a simple memorandum:
"Please give this to any tribe of In
dians. From a friend of the Indians."
It was forwarded to a representative
of the Indian Industrial league to be
used in its work.
Wood is IsaproTiac.
HAVANA, July 12. According to an
official report posted in the palace
this morning. General Wood shows de
cided improvement. This afternoon
the general said he felt better than at
any time during the past' month.
miplres Take Mere Irea.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 12. An
increase of $1,038,374. or more than 264
per cent, in the value of manufactured
iron and steel imported into the Phil
ippines during 1900 is shown in a
comparative statement made public to
day by the division of insular affairs,
war department. During 1900 imports
were valued at $1,430,953, as against
$392,636 for 1S99. The imports of
these commodities from the United
Mere Tkaa S.9 Register.
EL RENO, O. T., July 12. More
than 5,000 people were registered to
day. It is doubtful if the total reg
istration will run as high as 50,000.
About 2,000 are being registered daily
at Lawton. The crowd here remains
about the same in size. Every incom
ing train brings hundreds, but the
same trains always take away an equal
number who have secured certificates.
There is plenty to eat and drink. There
is very little drunkenness.
TEN KILLEI AT A IRIME.
BTiekle ruts'i Bead Straetare Collapses
Under Load ef Stoae.
CONNEAUT. O.. July 12. Just af
ter 11 o'clock today three cars of th i
local freight went ihrough the Nickel
Plate bridge at Springfield, Pa.
The train left Conneaut only a few
minutes before the accident in charge
of Engineer William Griffith of Buf
falo and Conductor Phil A. Moore of
Buffalo. The latter was killed out
right. The bridge gang was at work
on the bridge and the ten men in
jured are mostly workmen. A fill was
being made at the bridge and about
twenty-five workmen were about the
The Conneaut wreck train, with lo
cal officials and doctors, left for the
scene at li o'clock. The accident oc
cureed just after passenger train No.
3 had pulled through. The local, after
the passing of the passenger train
pushed three cars heavily laden out on
the structure to unload stone for the
masons working beneath on the large
stone foundation. The work of un
loading had hardly begun, when, with
out warning, the whole structure,
bearing the three laden cars filled
with laborers, fell with an awful
crash into the valley.
I0WAN CHOSEN PRESIDENT.
National Edacatlonal Association Selects
DETROIT, Mich., July 12. The Na
tional Educational association today
reaffirmed its declaration in favor of
national university at Washington to
be maintained by the national gov
ernment. After taking this action the associ
ation elected as its president for the
ensuing year President W. N. Beard
shaw of the University of Iowa. The
election was unanimous, as was that
of C. M. eyes of Hartford, Conn., for
treasurer. This afternoon thirteen
departmental meetings wem held and
in several of them officers were elect
ed. Interesting papers on the teach
ing of economics in the schools were
read at the morning session by Prof.
George E. Vincent of Chicago univers
ity. President George Gunton of the
Institute of Social Economics, New
ork. Prof. F. W. Speirs of Philadel
phia and R. P. Halleck of Louisville,
C0EEEE IS 10 GO IN TREE.
R aline of the Treasury Department
Gives Foreign Shippers Chance,
WASHINGTON, July 12. Under a
ruling of the Treasury department cof
fee shipped from the United States to
Porto Rico will be admitted into Por
to Rico free of duty as soon as free
trade is proclaimed between the United
States and that island.
This in practice will result likely in
all coffee shipped into Porto Rico
from any country being admitted free
of duty. Although the Porto Rican
tariff provides for a duty of 5 cents a
with Mrs. ScnJSaiilJi!01 tnat,
keep house for George Schram, IP--'1
-e in business. . Sfe
into . .. taies and ship their
coffee into the United States and
thence to Porto Rico, thus avoiding
the duty which would be imposed if
shiped from a foreign country direct to
ASKS PRAYERS AND EASTING.
Governor of Missouri Ured to Xame
Day for Bain.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. July 12. A special
dispatch from Jefferson City, Mo., says
that Governor Dockery has received
numerous petitions asking him to is
sue a proclamation setting a day of
fasting and prayer for ram. It is
stated that unless rains soon come the
failure of crops in Missouri will be the
greatest since 1834. The tr-mperature
at various points in the state yester
day was as follows: Jefferson City,
107; Columbia, 110 to 112 in the shade;
Mexico, 112; St. Joseph, 109; Hanni
bal, 105; Harrisonville, 109
At 4 p. m. the record of yesterday,
104 degrees in the shade, was reached
with prospects that it would go a frac
tion higher before sunset.
Russians Still Usn; On.
LONDON, July 12. "Apparently the
Russians have no intention of evacu
ating Nieu Chwang," says a dispatch
to the Morning Post from Nieu
Chwang, dateu July 8, "although there
is no reason for their administration
of a treaty port. The country is per
fectly quiet between Nieu Chwang and
Mukden. Russia's immense harbor
works at Dainey are half completed.
When finished the harbor will be the
finest in the east."
Has a Frightful Droath.
LONDON, July 12. "There is no
longer the slightest hope," says a dis
patch to the Daily News from Odessa,
"of saving even a moiety of the crops
in the Volga governments of Amara,
Saratoff and Kassan, as well as many
districts of the neighboring govern
ments. Over the whole region there
has been a protracted drouth, with
tropical heat, the temperature varying
for seven weeks from 130 to 150 Fahr
enhe." Gomez Sails for Haraaa.
NEW YORK, July 11. General Max
imo Gomez, accompanied by his son
and Alexander Gonzales, sailed for
Havana yesterday on the Seguranca.
he party was escorted to the pier by
a delegation of Cubans, who had with
ihem a large floral piece in the form
and colors of the Cuban flag. In the
saloon of the steamship General Go
mez made parting, remarks to his
friends. He said he would never for
get the kindness shown him.
11 LINE MR LAND
Tbntuds Bosh to Begister for Claims ia
Stff f IN STREETS TO RE ON RANI
Hot TJatll Jaly Will Early Comers Kaew
Their Lack Lottery Deal Spells Plc
tarssaneaess Excitement hi Waea la
terlopers Try to Fasti Is.
EL RENO, O. T.j July 11. The total
registration of homesteaders at El
Reno yesterday was 4,018. 193 being
women. Commissioner Richardson es
tablished a separate registration booth
for women. Mr. Richardson says he
can register 8,000 daily from now on
or as soon as organization of hla
force is perfected.
EL RENO. O. T.f July ll. Follow
ing out the proclamation of President
McKmley opening up to settlement
by whites the 1,300 farms in the Kiowa-Comanche
country, the first regis
tration of bomeseekers was made here
and at Lawton at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Hundreds were still lined before
the various registration boards when
darkness came tonight and tomorrow
and next day the registration will
continue until all who come .have been
given an opportunity to file their
names. The drawing by lottery will
begin July 29 and until then none of
the 50,000 applicants will know wheth
er or not he has been lucky enough
to receive a homestead.
The lottery scheme robbed the open
ing of the picturesque run and the
exciting- times incident to the great
opening of the Cherokee strip ten
years ago. Compared with that event
the affair today was tame in the ex
treme. Although there are perhaps
20,000 people in town .practically no
disorder prevailed. As a rule the
homeseekers were well provided with
money and provisions and aside from
the iong wait in the sun before the
registration booths, no serious incon
venience has been experienced.
Last night hundreds of people slept
in the streets and alleys to maintain
their places in lines which began
forming yesterday at the six regis
tration booths in El Reno. Many had
waited on the border of the new coun
try for two years or more and the
last night of their long vigil was the
most trying they had experienced. The
line was made up of the halt, the
lame and the brawny frontiersman,
sprawled out in the dust. The crowd
before each booth elected a captain
and each man and woman in line was
given a number which they pinned
conspicuously to their clothes. A
company member was permitted oc
casionally to absent himself from line
for a short breathing spell and inva
riably his place was protected by his
As the hour of 9 o'clock neared in
terlopers tried to push in and break
the numerical order of the line or
ganization. This instantly raised bad
blood aad when word was passed
tfc-?n the line a little later that the
booth officials would not recognize the
line organization, but would register
the first person to present themselves
there were threats of violence and ri
oting seemed likely. Trouble was pre
vented by the early announcement
that the line organization would be
respected by the government officials.
Cheers and waving of hats greeted
the word and from this time forth no
sign of trouble was apparent. Ap
plicants were admitted to the bootas
four at a time and the filing proceed
ed rapidly all day long.
During the day the heat became in
tense, but no serious suffering was
reported. The numerous women in
line were treated gallantly by the men,
who shaded them from the sun with
embrellas and furnished drinks from
the lemonade venders who plied ineir
The second place of registration
named in the proclamation was at
Lawton twenty-five miles overland,
where similar scenes to those enacted
in El Reno were witnessed.
OfcNING NOT TO BE DEFERRED.
Secretary Hitchcock Telegraphs There
can Be Xo Postponement.
WASHINGTON, July 11. The
complaints from land offices in Okla
homa other than El Reno and Lawton
that they should be allowed to make
registrations from the opening of the
reservations are regarded officially as
not well founded. The matter was
taken up some weeks ago and Delegate
Flyan at the time unsuccessfully en
deavored to have the other Oklahoma
It is claimed here that the reports
of the number of cattle on the land
to be opened has been exaggerated
and that there are in fact on the
Wichita reservation only 72.000 head.
The opening of certain lands on Au
gust 6, which stockmen are seeking to
have postponed, is mandatory. A
large part of the 72.000 head on the
Wichita lands, it is claimed, can be
shiped to market by the allotted time
and the rest moved down to the Ki
owa grazing lands, which will not be
thrown open to settlement.
Ex-President Johnson's Daaghter.
GREENVILLE, Tenn.. July 11.
Mrs. Martha Patterson, the last of the
children of ex-President Andrew
Johnson, died yesterday. Her last
hours were peaceful. The funeral will
Tie held Thursday. She will be buried
near her father and by the side of her
husband in the Johnson family ceme
tery, where a magnificent shaft of
Tennessee marble marks the last rest
ing place of one of the three presi
dents given the nation by Tennessee.
Valtlesi e the Basse aa Skews ky Fig
Deputy Labor Commissioner Wat'
son has just completed a compilation
of the value of farm lands in Ne
braska, based on the figures returned
by the county assessors. This is the
first time any such compilation has
been undertaken. The figures r as
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10.00$ 15.00 5.00$ 10.00J 5.00
40.00$ 70.00 30.00$ 40.00! 27.50
50.00$ 75.001 35.00$ 50.00; 40.00
130 Wr Ti not 35 OOffi 50.00 35.00
I 18.00$ 25.0i 10.00$ 15.00
I 40.00$ 60.00! 30.00$ 40.00
10.00$ 20.001 2.00$ 5.00
25.00$ 35.00 10.00$ 20.00,
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35.00$ 45.00! 24.00$ 35.OO!
30.00$ 45.00 23.00& 3).0
5.00$ 10.00! 3.00$ 5.00
35.00$ 50!00i 25.00$ 35.00! 45.00
2o.otnr 40.w. ia.or s.w a.w
45.00$ 60.00; 35.00$ 45.00 40.00
45.00$ 55.001 25.00$ 40.00 45.00
25.00$ 40.001 18.00$ 25.00 17.50
8.00$ 18.001 100$ 6.00! 10.W
40.00$ 50.00! 30.00$ 40.00! 30.00
Grand Arasy Boaaloa.
HASTINGS. Neb., July 13. Mana
ger J. J. Buchana of the local commit
tee selected to arrange for the coming
state reunion to be held here in Au
gust is receivig favorable replies
from many of the noted statesmen of
the nation, who promise to attend and
deliver addresses. Strong efforts are
making to secure Vice President
Will Joia Drake Facalty.
MT. PLEASANT, la., July 13. Dr.
Hoffman, the pathologist of the state
hospital, has resigned to accept a $4.
000 position in the faculty of Drake
university at Des Moines. He was a
very valuable man here, but he could
not remain here under the salary giv
en. He will leave about July 15.
Big- Crop of Peaches.
WYMORE. Neb., July 13. The work
of harvesting peaches on the orchard
of J. M. Russell fc Son, south of town,
will be begun in a few days. There
are forty acres in this orchard and
the yield is estimated at 25,000 bush
els. The fruit is of a superior qual
ity. Boy Steals Freasoat Horse.
FREMONT, Neb., July 13. Guy Mc
Carthy, a. 9-year-old boy, yesterday
stole a horse and buggy belonging to
S. D. Lydick of this city and drove to
Valley, where he was arrested.
H. C Kltcfcfa Killed.
FARNAM, Neb., July 13. Harry C.
Kitchen was killed at Holyoke. He
was a brakeman on the B. & M. His
body was brought here for burial.
Reeeptloa to Chorea Howe.
AUBURN, Neb., July 13. Prepara
tions are being made to give a recep
tion to Hon. Church Howe, who is to
be in Auburn July 25.
Corn in Kansas and some portions
of Iowa has been seriously injured
Goes to the Philippine.
AUBURN. Neb., July 13. C. A.
Pierson, until recently a teacher on
the Pacific coast, who has been visit
ing with his parents in this city, will
leave in a few days for the Philippine
islands, where he goes as an instruc
tor. Mr. Pierson is a graduate of the
State Normal school at Peru. He has
taught several years in this county
and for two years held the office of
county superintendent. His appoint
ment was unsought.
Celebrated Foarth Toe Loaf.
SEWARD. Neb.. July 13. The 12-year-old
son of Henry Faiman, a far
mer living near Seward, is dead and
his brother fatally injured as the re
sult of a second Fourth of July cele
bration. The boys were playing with
a couple of toy pistols upstairs. The
younger snapped one near an open can
of powder, causing it to explode. The
younger boy was hurled to the ceil
ing by the force of the explosion, re
ceiving fatal injuries.
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Secretaty Smiley of the Kansas
Grata Declera' association, after mak
ing persajsal investigation, said the
oats crop in Kansas will be tk worst
failure I& ten years.
Samuel Moffat, the oldest brother of
DaTid Moffat, of Denver, Colo., died in
Hudsoa, N. Y. In 1857 he established
the Bank of Nebraska, said to be the
second west of the Missouri river.
J. R. G. Pitkin, ex-postmaster of
New Orleans and ex-minister to the
Argeatiae Republic, and president of
the Traasmlssissippl Commercial con
gress, died suddenly at New Orleans.
A commission of tairtyt-wo persons
has returned to Lima, Peru, from an
exploration of the River Santa Chu
aulcara. The aassBbtrs report that
they found plenty of gold la the river.
The grasshopper situation in some
sections of Minnesota is alarming. The
Red River valley is suffering. In i
many places the insects have cleared,1
ap acres of young wheat, flax and
Hon. Mortimer Nye. ex-lieutenant
governor of Indiana, and one of tha
best known men in public life in La
Porte, was stricken with paralysis at
Union nulls just as he closed a Fourth
of July address.
George W. Partridge, for eight years
private secretary to Zach Chandler,
former United States senator from
Michigan and ex-secretary of the in
terior, was found dead in bed at his
home at Detroit.
The state department has received
information of the death from sun
stroke on the 5th instant of Robert
O'Neil Wickersham, vice and deputy
commercial agent of the United States
at Castellemar Di Stabia, Italy. He
had been in the consular service since
The Washington correspondent of
the New York Herald is authority for
the statement that Frank W. Hackett
will tender his resignation as assistant
secretary of the navy in the fall.
Charles H. Allen the governor of Por
to Rico, has been suggested as his suc
cessor. General Daniel E. Sickles is serious
ly ill in Pleasantville. K. Y., at the
home of Village President Daniel P.
Hayes. He went there on the Fourth
of July to make an address to the
residents and has been so ill ever
since that he has had to remain with
The endowment rank of the Knights
of Pythias has a deficit of $225,267.
This announcement was made by Su
preme Commander Ogden H. Fethers
to the supreme lodge of the order,
which has been assembled in Chicago
for the purpose of looking into the
affairs of the rank.
The navy department received a ca
blegram announcing the departure of
Rear Admiral Cromwell aboard his
flagship, the Chicago, from Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, for St. Vincent, Canary
Islands, enroute to the Mediterranean
to assume his new duties as commander-in-chief
of the European station.
An appeal for the relief of fire suf
ferers at Versailles, O., has been sent
out by Mayor Golderwoof and Rev. W.
M. Baker, pastor of the Christian
church of that town. They state that
100 people are homeless, many desti
tute and several injured as the result
of the fire which devastated Versailles
Ernest Reid, colored, was hanged at
Carthage, Mo., for the murder of his
wife, January 19, 1900.
Mrs. L. P. Kennedy of North To
peka, Kan., has been appointed a
seamstress at the Winnebago Indian
Secretary Hitchcock has decided that
there is no authority of law permit
ting a delay until October 1 in the
opening of the Wichita Indian reser
vation in Oklahoma, as desired by cer
tain cattle interests.
Secretary Hitchcock said he antici
pated no serious trouble with "soon
ers" at the opening of the Oklahoma
lands in August. He said there might
be several thousand people now on the
lands, but there was no reason to be
lieve that they would not be gotten oft
Governor Allen, who will hand to
President McKinley the request of the
Porto Rican assembly that free trade
be established between that country
and the United States, will leave San
Juan July 13 on the Mayflower. He
will be accompanied by Mrs. Allen.
James Reyburn of Bloomington. Ill
was killed by tramps and his body
was found in a box car at East Alton.
The steamship City of Seattle has
arrived at Seattle. Wash., from Lynn
Canal, with a Klondike treasure cargo
The vacation season is thought to be
responsible for the apparent disap
pearance of something like $15,000,000
cash known to have been received by
the New York City banks from inte
rior points since the first week of
Ex-Congressman Stone of Missouri
died suddenly in Asbury Park, N. J.
Jacob S. Rogers, formerly owner of
the Rogers locomotive works of Pat
erson, N. J., was found dead in his
room in the Union League club, ia
A third bridge is to be built across
the Mississippi at SL Louis.
According to the historical records,
the first swine in America were
brought from Spain by Christopher
Columbus on his second voyage, in
Fourteen buildings were destroyed
by Ire of an unknown origin at Globe,
Jerome A. Fillmore has resigned his
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