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that Indian With White Father
Cannot Hare Allotment
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8at to Gcacral CoaaailMleaer at Waah
las-tea People of Lynch Bxcited.
O'NEILL, Neb.. Adg. 10. Much ex
citement is being caused here by rea
son of a recent decision of the secre
tary of the interior with reference to
land allotted to quarter and half
breed Indians. The syllabus of the
case referred to is as follows:
"Children born of a white mana
: citizen of the United States, and an
Indian woman, his wife, follow ; the
' statas of the father in the' matter of
citizenship and are therefore not enti
tled to allotment under section 4, act
f February 8, 1887, as amended by
the act of February 28, 1891."
The decision seems to affect the ti
tle to several thousand acres of very
choice land in Boyd and Knox coun
ties. In October, 1890, there were al
lotted, to the Ponca tribe of Indians in
. Nebraska several thousand' acres of
land in the above named -counties,
which then formed a part of the Pon
ca and Sioux Indian reservations.
Many of the allottees were children
torn of a white man and an Indian
woman and under the rule then in
force it was thought they were en
titled to an allotment. This ruling
was reversed in the decision above re
S. J. Weeks, register of the United
States land office here, when seen to
day said: "Yes, it is true that charges
have been preferred by individuals
against a number of Indian allotments,
in Boyd county. The complaints are
in the nature of an affidavit, alleg
ing in each instance that the allottee
in each instance is the child of a
white man and a citizen of the Uni
ted. States. In most instances the
complaint is accompanied' by an ap
plication to enter the land as a home
stead. The homestead application is
not allowed, but all papers are trans
mitted to the commissioner of the
general land office, and will, as I take
it. if he deems the charges sufficient,
make the' matter a subject of inquiry
by a special agent or order a hearing
at the local land office. In case a
hearing is ordered the persons pre
senting the charges .against the al
lotments must assume and pay the
expense of the hearing, but they ac
quire no preference right to make en
try of the land if the allotment is
It is reported here today that the
people of Lynch, the town nearest
the land, are much excited over the
matter and many are on the way
here to make application for the land.
Af HI REMAINDER OF UNP.
Settler Tfclak Catt leases Caa Easily Gt
Oat of the Reserve.
LAWTON, Okl., Aug. 10. A move
roent has been started here among the
homeseekers who have lost to have the
government open up the three reserves
in the land lottery which it set aside
. in the Lawton district before the open
ing. At a meeting of 100 or more of
them it was decided to petition the In
terior department at once to take such
action. These reserves embrace 532,
5f0 acres, or about 3,300 quarter sec
tions. The land was held in reserve,'
it is believed, because the sovermment
anticipated that the cattlemen, j who
had all of the Kiowa-Comanche coun
try leased for pastures, would not be
able to find pastures in Texas or other
cattle grazing sections readily. If the
cattlemen can round up their cattle
and get them .to the government res
ervations this fall, the homeseekers ar
gue, they can find pastures somewhere
else by next spring. The homeseekers
are willing to buy the land outright
from 'the' government.
Warrant for Mint Clerk.
SAN FRANCISCOO. Aug. 10. Uni
ted States Court Commissioner Hea
cock has, upon the request of Secret
Service Agent George W. Hazcn. is
sued a warrant for the arrest of Wal
ter N. Dimmick. former chief, clerk
of the United States mint in this city,
charging him with embezzling $30,000
in gold coin, the loss of which was
discovered early last month.
w Oaaaha Law to Kxtea. ;
. CUMBERLAND. Wis?. Aug. 10. The
Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis & Om
aha railwaywill tap the Upper Mich
igan iron country.
Sheriff: Kill Horse Thief.
Hii R?D IjOpGE,Meht. lAufliilO.
Sheriff Potter shot and killed Tod
s Slorfn, an alleged Wyoming, horse
thief. The sheriff had received a mes
sage from Big- Hqrse county. Wypin
Ing? to arrest Sloan and his partner;
who were headed toward this city
with a bunch of stolen horses. Sloan's
partner, was; arrestiad in-theT city
t -withoiat Teslstance. Sheri If Potter and
his deputy, then found "Sloan in the
valley some miles from town.
rereiga Oflie la the Dark.
LONDON. Aug. lo. The British For
eign office is telegraphing to Sir Ernest
Satow. the minister of Great Britain at
Pekin, in order to ascertain the reason
for his refusal to sign the Chiaesj set-i
tlentent protocol. la view of this fad
Lor Cranborne, the'imder sespetarj
fbrtheiforaigm oteClui reqvestec
Heary Noraaan. liberal, to pOatpoaW hk
iateratatioa on the subject, ia th
C OoauaoM antU Mecrfay
SIHHJSE SDK MHUWTOli
Vaa Charred With Ticket BteaUag Asks
'or BlvS OaeMces.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 12. Oliver
Shouse, who was arrested at Bladen,
Neb., June 29 at the instance of the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail
road for supposed complicity in the
theft of about $3,000 worth of tickets
from the David City depot, but who
soon afterward proved his innocence,
now through his attorneys, Batty &
Dungan, filed a suit against the rail
road company for $10,000 damages.
Superintendent Bignell with a detec
tive and Sheriff Ren of Butler county
went to Bladen on a special train to
arrest Shouse. A Denver ticket brok
er was with them to identify Shouse.
He claimed Shouse was the man who
had disposed of one of the stolen tick
ets to him. Later developments prov
ed to a certainty that he was sadly
mistaken. Messrs. Batty St Dungan
soon convinced Superintendent Bignell
that they could prove their client had
never been to Denver in his life. The
railroad man was soon convinced of
the serious mistake in the way of
mistaken identity and hastened to re
Mr. Shouse has sued for false im
prisonment and for injury to his good
STUIYING TIMBER CULTURE.
States Forestry Conamlsaloa la
Seotts BlatTs Coaatr.
BRIDGEPORT, Neb.. Aug. 12. The
United States forestry party has been
in camp here some time and is mak
ing good progress in its study of Ne
braska tree growth. During the past
week the old .military timber reserve
on Lawrence -fork of Pumpkin Seed
creek was visited and an examination
made of the' yellow pine which occurs
abundantly in that region. Although
the best and nearly all the large spec
imens have been cut, there yet remain
thousands of trees that with proper
treatment would produce much valua
ble timber in the future. Residents
use it extensively for fence posts and
say that if well seasoned it is very
This week the territory between
Snake and Pumpkin Seed creeks as
far west as Seotts Bluffs will be cov
ered. E. A. Boostrom, teacher of bot
any in the Lincoln High school, join
ed the party here and will collect for
the : State: .aniversity until abopt Sep
Small Grjla Yield.
WAUSA. Neb., Aug. 12. Threshing
is in full force in this community and
small grain falls considerably short of
expectations. Wheat runs between
ten and fifteen bushels; oats from
twenty-five to forty; barley from
twenty to thirty-five. The farmers
now begin to realize that corn, espe
cially the early planted, was damaged
much more than was at first thought.
Hay will be the best for years and
pastures, have .been much benefitted
by recent rains.
Stadylag Half-Breed Cases.
PENDER, Neb., Aug. 12. John U
Webster, special counsel for the Uni
ted States on behalf of the Omaha In
dians in what are known as the half
breed cases and of which there are
twenty-three or twenty-four suits now
pending in the United States court at
Omaha, has been here for the purpose
of, getting facts necessary in the hear
ing of the cases, which will like oc
cur in November.
Fatally Kleked by a Horse.
ATLANTIC, in., Aug. 12. William
H. 'Disbrow, a prominent citizen of
the county, who lived four miles
northeast of town, was kicked by a
vicious horse and was so seriously
injured that he died as a result of the
injury in a short, .time.
Toaajr Man Drowned la Bine.
BLUE SPRINGS, Neb., Aug. 12.
Ed Craig. 19 years old. was drowned
in the Blue river while bathing with
two' companions. C. A. Liedy, one of
his companions, nearly drowned while
attempting his, rescue.
Mormons Seekiac Convert.
SUPERIOR, Neb., Aug. 12. Two
Mormon missionaries are making a
house to house visit here in the inter
est of the Church of the Latter .Day
Saints. They canvass principally
among the women.
Depaty Sheriff Robbed.
NIOBRAKA, Neb., Aug. 12. Deputy
Sheriff John Conway lost by theft his
watch, chain, and $4 in cash. Retir
ing in the evening he left his room
door open and awoke to find that he
had been robbed.
Capt. Wiley Resigns.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. Aug. 12.
Captain Wiley of company C, Second
regiment, Nebraska National guard,
has sent, his resignation to the adju
tant general, to take effect at once.
Nebraska City Man Disappears.
NEBRASKACITY., Neb., Aug. 12.
H. C. Sylvester, residing a mile and
a half- west of this city, has myste
riously disappeared and his family is
at a loss to locate him.
latest Secret Berries Mea.
LINCOLN. Neb., Aug. 12. Chief
Game, Warden. Simpkins announced
that a large number "of depnty war
dens have just been appointed whose
n nwiH'not be given to the public.
These iLknown deputies will -be sta
tioned, in, considerable numbers in ev
ery conhfy. but their names will he
kejhtsecretand their doings shrouded
in' Mystery Their presence will have
) with enforcement of the game
Join Winten, Former Emplojt of tn
Shelby Co., Under Arrest.
DETECTIVES RAVE SOME EVIDENCE
Cap, Lath and Taeks Faaad la Taaael
trader the Smelter Correspond With
Wiates's Cabia Ceateat These Thiers
Be Will Have to Explain.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 9. Captain
Seymour of the local detective force
has disclosed the identity of the man
whom the police department has in
custody on suspicion of being implicat
ed in the robbery of $280,000 worth of
gold bullion from the Selby Smelter
works at Vallejo Junction. The sus
pect is John Winters 37 years -old, a
former employe of the smelting com
pany. Captain Seymour also outlined
the evidence on which Winters is being
held as follows:
"A man's cap, which was found in
the railroad tunnel last Tuesday morn
ing, has been positively identified as a
head-covering worn by Winters, and
to strengthen this fact there is the
further one that the suspect has been
wearing a new cap ever since the time
of the robbery- He explains his loss
of the old one by saying that it blew
"The cover of the tunnel excavated
by the -thieves was constructed of
laths, upon which some cloth was fast
ened with tacks of a peculiar pattern,
and tacks similar to these were found
today in Winter's cabin. Portions of
laths similar to those composing the
framework of the cover have been
found at the same place.
"A pistol owned by Winters and
found in his cabin is covered with
mud, which corresponds exactly with
the earth taken from the tunnel.
"In the tunnel were found several
pieces of peculiar chalk, which had
been used to smother the grinding
sound made by the drill by which the.
floorplates had been bored, and pieces
of chalk exactly like them were found
in Winter's residence. In the cabin
was also found an implement designed
to cut gaspipe, a small electric battery
and tiny electric bulb, the latter being
covered with dirt similar to that in
the tunnel under the vault. Winters
bad been seen late at night in the
vicinity of the railroad tunnel six or
seven times by persons who had occa
sion to pass that way."
Winters stoutly claims that he knows
nothing whatever about the robbery.
The theory upon which the detectives
are now working on is that the robbery
was executed by one man only. It is
thought that the two bars of gold
found at the water's edge were placed
there designedly for the purpose of
creating the impression that the gold
had been carried away in a boat. On
this hypothesis a strict search is being
made near the vicinity of the robberj;
for the stolen gold.
TO INVESTIGATE MARKETS.
Agrlcaltaral Department Will Goaraatee
Sales to Dealers.
"WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. Mr. Trace
well, the comptroller of the treasury.
In a letter to the secretary of agricul
ture, held that the Agricultural depart
ment may as suggested enter into com
parative estimates with dealers 'of fruit,
whereby the government shall guaran
tee to them a definite net return per
acreage on fruit packed and shipped
and sold under the direction of the
promologist of the department through
the ordinary channels of trade.
The purpose of the department is to
Investigate the foreign market condi
tion with th,e view of increasing the
American sales in Europe. Under the
proposed arrangement the exporter
would receive the net proceeds of sales,
that is all proceeds after deducting
freight and other charges. If the net
return should be less than the guar
anteed amount the difference between
the net proceeds released and the guar
anteed return would be paid the ex
porter out of the appropriation for
Shot by a Woman.
DENVER, Aug. 9. Mrs. Philip
Hitchcock, wife of a prominent rail
road man, shot and seriously wounded
James W. Roberts and his wife in
their candy store on Sixteenth street
The woman was shot in the face and
the man received two bullets, one in
the middle of the forehead. It was at
first thought the man was killed, but
at the hospital he revived and the
physicians hope for the recovery of
More Steamers For Fralt.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 8. At a
meeting of influential merchants -and
representative fruit growers today the
preliminary steps were taken for the
formation of a company with a capital
of $200,000 to establish a line of fruit
steamers between Jamaica and Amer
ican ports, not named. This action
was taken in consequence of the great
supply of fruit' which cannot be han
dled by the lines trading with the
United States and Europe.
Memorial Arch to marram.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 9. The
Harrison monument commission has
$30,000 in the fund and hopes to raise
$150,000 to $250,000. when the style of
the structure will be considered. Mem
bers of the commission Incline toward
a memorial arch' to cost $2(3,009.
Among the .contributors to the fond
are: Senator Charles Fairbanks,
$1,000; W. R. McKeen of Terre Haate,
$1,640; -John Wanastaker of PhHadel-
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THE UST TROM M'ARTHUR.
War Department Receives Report Af'
fairs la the PhUlppl
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. The annual
report of Major General MacArthur,
dated July 1, 1901, the day he relin
quished command of the Philippines,
has been received at the War depart
ment The period covered by .the re
port is from October 1, 1900, when the
last report from General MacArthur
was dated. He says: "With the dis
bandment of the insurgents' field ar
mies the Filipinos organized desperate
resistance by banding, the people to-'-gether
in support of the guerrillas.
This was carted out by means of, secret r
committees which collected contribu
tions, inflicted punishments and, car
ried on a considerable opposition to
the Americans." General MacArthur
says he hopes the policy adopted will.
in time, conciliate the natives , and
make tbem friendly to the United
States. The education of the people
in times past made them suspicious
of any governmental beneficence and
they evidently looked upon the lenient
attitude of the United States as indi
cating weakness. General MacArthur
says the proclamation issued on De
cember 20 firmly declaring the inten
tion of the United States to hold the
islands and have the laws obeyed had
a good effect and the secret resistance
was much abated.
General MacArthur gives the follow
ing statistics from May 5, 1900, to' June
30, 1901 (during which time there were
1,062 contacts between American
troops and insurgents), which show
the casualties on both sides:
Americans Killed, 245; wounded,
490; captured, 118; missing. 20.
Insurgents Killed 284; wounded,
1,193; captured, 6,572; surrendered, 23,
095. During the same period the follow
ing material was captured or surren
dered from the insurgents: Riflles, 15,
693; ammunition, 296,365 rounds; re
volvers, 868; bolos, 3,516; cannon, 122;
cannon ammunition, 10,270 rounds.
EACTS ABOUT CUMMINS.
Is Oae of the Representative Repablieaas
p of Iowa.
DES MOINES, la., Aug. 9. A. B.
Cummins of Des Moines, who was
nominated at the republican state
convention, is one of. Iowa's repre
Born in Greene county, Pennsylva
nia, 51 years of, of Scotch-Irish parent
age, he worked bis way through the
common schools and the Waynesburg
academy, and then, when bis educa
tion was completed, followed the ad
vice of Greeley and came west.
It was in 1869 .that he located in
Elekador, in Clayton county, Iowa,
and there secured a clerkship in the
recorder's office. Some time after
ward he engaged in carpentering and
still later he was express messenger.
In 1871 Cummins went to Indiana
and was deputy surveyor of Allen
county, a short time afterward becom
ing division engineer of the Cincin
nati, Richmond & Fort Wayne rail
road. At the age of 23 Cummins de
cided to study law, and two years
later was admitted to the bar in Chi
cago. NO CHANCE E0R MEDIATION.
'Frisco Strikers Want All Demands Met,
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca., Aug. 9.
The strike situation is practically un
changed. Governor Gage has not
been 'asked to act as mediator, though
he is willing to do what be can to
settle the trouble by arbitration. The
City Federation has extended the
strike so as to include the ports of
Benecia and Redwood City. The San
Francisco board of trade has under
taken the task of enlisting all the re
tail dealers' associations of. the city,
in a united effort to bring about a
The labor leaders, however, state
that the struggle is not likely to be
ended for some time. A mass meet
ing to consider the situation has been
called for tomorrow night.
Col. Kreathltt Dead. -
MARSHALL, Mo:, Aug. 9. Colonel
Car dwell Breathitt "ti.ed suddenly 'at
his home near Nelson yesterday, aged
82. He was a son of Governor John
Breathitt of Kentucky and father of
John B. Breathitt, former railroad
Iowa Firm' Baakrapf .
DUBUQUE, Ia. Aug. 9. J. F.
Lindeman ft Co. of Lime Springs have
filed a petition in bankruptcy. The
liabilities are $40,000 and the assets
Roosevelt Is Overstaylar;.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,' Aug.
9. Vice President Roosevelt and par
ty who left 'Colorado Springs Monday
afternoon for a horseback ride and
ceyote- hunt through the southeastern
part of El Paso county- and were .to
have been back this afternoon has not
been heard from. This is taken to
mean that they are having an enjoy
able and successful hunt -The pro
posed trip to the Cripple Creek dis
trict has been postponed until Friday;
v Treasare from Skagway.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 9. A spe
cial to the Times from Vancouver, B.
The steamship Islander arrived today
from Skagway. She brought $150,000
in treasure. News was brought down
of a great drouth on the creeks which
will be the means of very macs' sreduc
ing the' output aa estinuted. The
bank, of British America shipped via J
St Michael to San Franc&cd $3S0,00v
Inst honr the atnamr loft . I
STRIKE SO FAR IS EVEN
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Oltsa ef Wednesday Find. lack tide
f With Ssmethiar Chused.
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fit NEWCASTLE IIANT IS CLOSED
Haaafaetarers Retaliate hy Breaklag
Strike at the Clark Mills Beth Shaf
fer aad Schwab Say that the Other
Mast First Saggest Peaee.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 8. In the
big steeU strike honors, are even in
this, section tonight . The . Amalga
mated association succeeded in closing
down the big steel plant at, Newcas
tle; and the manufacturers partially
broke the strike at the Clark mill in
this city. Neither side is exulting,
nor is there any expression of dis
couragement Up to this hour not the slightest
trouble -has occurred at any point in
this immediate territory.and the Amal
gamated men are corespondingly hap
py; because this condition would seem
to be. the carrying out of the associa
tion's departure in the handling of
strikes. The quiet waiting of the
strikers may be one of the surprises
hinted at by the national officers.
From one or two, poinds the strikers
are reported as restless and eager
for action, but so far they have kept
faith with their leaders and refrained
from committing any breach of the
The United States Steel corporation
it was learned today from an official
source, will at once proceed in a sys
tematic manner to start its closed
sheet mills, making the non-union
plants of the Kiskiminetas valley the
cradle where strike-breakers will be
trained and then sent out to the mills
that are closed.
So far as President Schwab is con
cerned no overtures will be made to
the workers. In a talk with a Pitts
burg man in New York yesterday he
said: "We have made our last propo
sition to the Amalgamated ' associa
tion and will now proceed to start
President Shaffer makes this coun
ter statement: 'The next' proposition
must come from the United States
Steel corporation officials."
Thus the two officials stand. It
seems as 'if only outside efforts can
bring them together. The trust offi
cials have decided to go ahead slowly
In the matter of starting mills and to
do so with' as little publicity as pos
sible. L ,
"The strongholds of the sheet- com-,
pany are the mills at Vandergrift, the
largest in the country, Leechburg, Ap
polo and Scottdale. It has been de
cided to take as many skilled men
away from these places as possible
without retarding operations there and
start the mills where there is the
least danger of an outbreak. " The
places left vacant at the mills men
tioned will be filled with men deserv
ing of promotion and they will be
given better positions. This move
will be undertaken slowly and with
caution. The plan further contem
plates that after a time many of the
strikers will return when they see
one after another of the closed mills
resuming. This plan was tested and
was found to be feasible so far as the
mills at Hyde Park and Wellsville
go, and' it has been decided to adopt
It so far as the sheet and hoop mills
CUMMINS ON EIRST BALLOT.
Repablieaas of Iowa Nominate HI:
CEDAR RAPIDS, Aug. 8. For gov
ernor; A. 'B. Cummins, PolkV "
For lieutenant governor, John Her
riott; Guthrie. '
For supreme court judge, S. M.
For railroad 'commissioner, Ed C.
For superintendent, R. C. Barrett
This is the ticket given birth by the
republican state convention here yes
terday. The nomination of Cummins
was. a foregone conclusion since the
break up of the Herriqt forces, which
culminated in a release by Herriott
of his own Guthrie county delegation.
The fight was none .the less a pretty
one and .close enough to be interesting
to the end.
The anti-Cummins combination
Umanaged tof capture a majority of the
district caucuses to the extent .of con
trolling. the credentials committee 'and
securing from it a report seating anti
Cummins contestants -in Carroll and
Jackson . counties.
Will Enlarge Prlaoa Posts.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. Extensive
improvements are contemplated at the
important military, posts at Fort Mon
roe, Va., Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
Fort Sheridan, III., and San Francis
co. Since the transfer of the military-prison
at Leavenworth to the
general government the posts named
have been' used for the imprisonment
of 'general mllitaryprisoners. Under
general plans of the department prison
facilities will be enlarged.
Selling Impere lee.
CHICAGO.. Aug., $: Flagrant breaking,-the
law forbidding the sale of
impure ice for domestic purposes 'has
.been dbjcoyered, in Chicago by the
state pure food commission and all the
inspectors throughout the state have
been ordered to report here at once
to make a thorough, examination. Not.
an ice plant will escape Investigation,
and all found guilty of selling impure
l? for donBI5 ? WJ prosecnted
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DEMOCRATS AND fOIUISTS.
rfce? Wttl HeM Their Stat CeaveattoM
LINCOLN, Ang. 10. The demo
cratic and populist state committees
'session here both agreed to hold
;heir state conventions in Lincoln
September 17. The hour for assem
bling was left to the chairman.
The basis of representation In 'the
democratic convention was fxed at
one delegate for each 100 votes or ma
jor fraction thereof cast for Hon. W.
D. Oldham for attorney general last
fall. 'This will mean from 800 to 1000
delegates In that convention.
' There will be over 1,200 in the pop
ulist convention, representation being
based' on one delegate for eicK 100,
votes or major fraction thereof cast
for Hon. W. A, Poynter for gorcrnor;
last fall, ' .'.'.
State Tegetatloa Improves.
LINCOLN, Aug. 10. Secretary Ad
na Dodson of the state board of irrigation-returned
from a tour through
the North PItte river valley. He
says the recent rains have materially
increased the flow of water in all
streams In thnt section of the state.
"Vegetation In the .North Platte val
ley is in excellent condition," said Mr.
Dodson. "Corn Is "doing exceptionally
well and alfalfa is now being cut for
the second crop. In Cheyenne and
Deuel counties hay Is making a good
?rop. In those counties they grow
what Is called' wheat grass. ' It is a
superior grass and sells at $8 a ton
when alfalfa brings about $3."
School Money. Invested.
LINCOLN, Aug. 10. Records of the
state treasurer's office show that there
is $4,582,977,47 of permanent school
money Invested in interest-bearing
bonds. r The revenue on this invest
ment averages 3 per cent, and all
money so derived is credited to the
temporary school fund, t which is ap
portioned twice each year among the
schools of the state. The amount of
school money invested is $108,476
greater than at any time prior to Mr.
Waat'Stavle Womea as Teachers.
GRAND' ISLAND, Neb., Aug. 10.
At the meeting of the board of educa
tion a resolution was introduced by
Member McAllister to the effect that
hereafter should any woman teacher
marry, her; contract as teacher be 'ter
minated at once. The 'resolution was
discussed and it was the general be
lief that married women. should hot be
employed as teachers. On motion the
resolution .was laid on the. table for
Bl Yield of Whefct at Genoa.
GENOA, Neb., Aug. 10 The biggest
yield of wheat reported in this section
thus far is that of S. T. Battles, who
lives one mile east of Genoa. Battles
had 200 acres of winter wheat and
fifty acres of spring wheat He finish
ed' threshing his winter wheat Friday
and found that be had 8,000 bushels.
He has not threshed his spring wheat,
but estimates that it will yield twenty-five
bushels per acre.
Faal Hunger Passes Away.
LINCOLN. Aug. 10. Paul Hunger,
one of the youngest members of the
bar of this county, died at St Eliza
beth's hospital from an operation for
internal abscess. Mr. Hunger, who
was but 23 years of age and had been
ill about ten days, had a wide circle
of friends in this city, belonging to
many fratarnal orders and was presi
dent of the Young Men's Republican
Bnrned to Death.
STELLA, Aug. 10. Mrs. Ed Knapp
of Nemaha was so terribly burned in
a gasoline explosion that she died. She
broke a jng of gasoline in a cave and
the ground was soaked with oil; Later
in the day she has occasion to go into
the cave and, as it was dark, struck a
match, which ignited the gas. She
ran out in the air. but did not extin
guish the flames' until fatally burned!
Two' Boys Seat to Penitentiary.
SIDNEY; Neb." Aug: 10. Judge
Grimes sentenced Harry Ickes,'aged
19; and Fred 'Pierson," aged 20; to. the
penitentiary for' one year each. Ickea
and Piersbn both pleaded guilty, the
former' to the charge of forgery and
the'latter to stealing a check
pocketing the proceeds.
Coaditloa of 'the Treasarr.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 10 To
day's statement of the treasury bal
ance in the general fund, exclusive
of $150,000,000 gold, shows: Available
cash balance, $176,207,117; gold, $102,
436,748. Tnwnley Denies Wroag Intent.
LINCOLN, Aug. 10. In his sworn
testimony before the- Manila court
martial on May 29, Lieutenant Town
ley srid he was led Into the commis
sary scandal by an impulsive desire
to he of assistance In - what at that
time he 'believed to be a worthy cause,
but he denied any intention .of "wrpng
doing. A copy of the ManJIa 'Ameri
can, published'the dayfollowing the
trial, contains a detailed report of the
proceedings in the court martial.
, Toaag Coaple Rnas Away. v
GENOA, Neb., Aug. 10. Quite s
sensation was created here by an
nouncement that Miss Ollie Toung and
Lawrence Hunt,of this city were miss
ing.- Investigation brought to light
the fact that a liveryman took them
to Columbus, leaving here about mid
night, w.here it is supposed, they took
the trainfor Io7a., Miss Young if
the daughter of, H. C. Young, proprle
tor of theXommercial. hotel, and Hunt
recently clumeTlroBi Iowa."
Paul Alexis, the Fieack novelist, i
The broom trust will raise prices 25
to 50. cents per doaen..
Acting; Adjutant General Warren has
received a ...cable announcing the death
of Major William E. JHmy. Porto Ri
caa regiment at Saa Juan, front apffSR
dicitls. s - '
People who are in close association
with Mr. Kroger say that up to the
present it has not been decided that
the Boer statesman' will visit the Unit
Bishop John Moore was buried at St
Augustine, Fla. The funeral was large
Hy attended and "dignitaries of the
church from all over the United Stats
werVpreeent '.""' '
' Prussian "officials take serlonsly the
statement from St. Petersburg that
Russia will forbid Russian farm labor
ers to cross the frontier- for summer
work in Prussia.
Commander' William Bwitt. com
manding the gunboat Yorktown.t has
been ordered to relieve Commander
Seatoa Scbroeder as naval governor of
the Island of Guam. '
The bnreau of admissions announces
the attendance at. the Pan-American
exposition at Buffalo during the first
three months ending at midnight on
July 31 as 2,724,9S. '
Former Congressman Blount is not
critically ill. He received a alight
touch of paralysis some days ago, af
fecting the muscles of his face, aad
limbs, but he is steadily improving.
Myron A. Decker, a well known New
York piano manufacturer, is dead, aged
83. Mr. Decker was born in the Cats
kills and began the manufacture of
pianos in New York about forty years
The navy department is about to es
tablish a private school for children on
the Samoan island of Tutuila. The
naval commander. Chaplain Tilley, has
made an urgent recommendation to
At Marlin, Tex.. Porter Sawyer, aged
18, shot and killed his father and was
overcome by heat while trying to es
cape and died. The boy is said to have
become angry at his father for whip
ping a, horse. ti-
,The president has commuted to life
imprisonment the sentence of death
pronounced by court martial upon
James W. Allen, private. Company F,
Forty-sixth infantry. Allen was con
victed of rape at Humingan, Luzon.
The Cincinnati Price Current in its
weekly review of the crop 'situation
says': "Important relief to corn by
rains, but Indications not above 0 per
cent, or 1,500,000,000 bushels. Wheat
threshing maintaining expectations."
Court maFtials are to be held in Ma
nila on Lieutenant Preston Brown and
Captain Francis P. Fremont. Second
Infantry. The lieutenant is accused of
killing a native who refused to recover
the body of a soldier from the river.
Dr. Henry B. Horlbeck. for many
years health officer of Charleston, S.
C, is dead. He was a confederate sur
geon of ability, a former president of
the American Medical association and
an eminent authority on yellow fever.
The weekly crop report shows that
in the great corn states late corn
and, fortunately, a much larger pro
portion than usual of this year's crop
was planted late has experienced a
general and in some cases a decided
improvement, but the early corn has
been practically ruined.
Henry C. Payne, the Wisconsin mem
ber of the republican national commit
tee, is dangerously ill in Berlin.
Shares in some of. the Texas oil com
panies are selling as low as 5 cents
each, with a splendid chance of. losing
even that amount
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the First National bank of
Dysart, la., to begin business with a
capital of $50,000.
President McKinley has sent the. fol
lowing message to Emperor William of
Germany on the death of his mother:
"I learn with deep sorrow of the death
of your- majesty's beloved mother the
dowager empress and Queen Frederick.
Her noble qualities have: endeared her
memory to the American people, la
whose name and in my own I tender to
your 'majesty- heartfelt condolence."
Wall street is greatly alarmed at the
loss of the coarse grain crops and itt
probable effect on' the railroads.
The president has made the follow
ing appointments In the navy: William
P. White, lieutenant commander; Al
fred A. Pratt, lieutenant.
An offer of $25,000, made by H. M.
Hanna, president of the Cleve
land Driving, association, for Eleata
(2:08), who won the M. & M. stakes
at Detroit, was refused by the Hon.
Frank Jones of Portsmouth, N. H.,
owner of thejnare.
T. Dabney Marshall, recently pardon
ed by Governor Longino of Mississippi
from serving a- life sentence in the
state prison .for the killing of. Dinkins,
has announced his' candidacy to suc
ceed' Judge Anderson as representative
in the .lower house.
- The American' Lead Baryta company
of St Louis, with a capital of $19,000,
000, was incorporated at Dover,. Del.
Captain John. Bird, who for fifty
years has been a prominent figure in
river circles, died suddenly at his home
'in St Louis of heat exhaustion.;
The Missouri state crop report makes
the condition of com 21, which makes
a yield of about 46.0ee.OO bushels.
At Sioax City Ben McKnlght, accused
of wife murder, was. held to the grand
jury in $10,000 ball, which he was un
able to furnish.
Through the efforts of Silas Dewey
Drake,, the founder of Dewey Park, a
suburb of Plalnfleld. N. J., It Is pro
posed .to erect at that place a statue
'of Admiral George Dewey. 'The corner
stone is to be laid on September 2, La-'
'sr day. '' ' ,
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