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SHOT BY AN ANARfflKT
president McXinlej Talk Bafon. the Bil
lets of an
UNCERTAINTY AS TO TIE OUTCOME
Doctor Are Pazzled to Tract tk. Cars,
or One Bell Tkreagk .tk. Body The
AfsasslB Carries His Revolver Under
Coier of a Hanakerchlef.
BUFFALO, Sept. 7. President Mc
. Kinley was shot and seriously
.-wounded by a would-be assassin
. Tvhile holding a reception at, the Tem
ple of Music at the Pan-American
grounds a few minutes after 4 o'clock
One shot took effect in the right
breast, the other in the abdomen. The
first wound is not of a serious nature,
and the bullet has been extracted. The
fcccond bullet pierced the abdominal
wall and has not been located.
Just a brief twenty-Tour hours ago
iho newspapers of tho city blazoned
in all the pomp of headline type, "The
Froudest Day in Buffalo's History."
Tonight in sackcloth and ashes, in
amler type, surrounded by gruesome
borders of black, the same newspapers
are telling in funereal tales to a hor
1 rified populace the deplorable details
of "The Blackest Day in the History
It was a few moments after 4 p. m..
while President McKinley was holding
a public reception in tie great Temple
of Music on tbs Pan-American
grounds, that the cowardly attack was
made, with what success time alone
Standing in the midst of crowds
numbering thousands, surrounded by
ever evidence of good will, pressed
by a motly throng of people, showered
with expressions of love and loyalty,
besieged by multitudes eager to clasp
his hands amid, these surroundings
and with the ever-recurring plaudits
of an army of sight-seers ringing in
his ears, the blow of the assassin fell
and in an instant pleasure gave wayl
In pain, admiration to agony, folly
turned to fury and pandemonium fol
lowed. Down at police headquarters, sur
rounded by stern-faced inquisitors of
the law, is a medium-sized man of
commonplace appearance, with his
fixed gaze directed to the floor, who
presses his lips firmly together and
listens with an air of assumed i
difference to the persistent stream of
questions, arguments, objurations and
admonitions with which his captors
seek to induce or compel him to talk.
It has been learned that the real
name of the would-be assassin is Leon
Czolgoz. He was born in Detroit and
came here from Cleveland.
The following bulletin was issued
by the physicians at 7 o'clock:
The president was shot about 4
o'clock. One bullet struck him on
the upper portion of the breastbone,
glancing and not penetrating; the
second bullet penetrated the abdomen
five inches below the left nipple and
one and one-half inches to the left of
the median line. The abdomen was
opened through the line of the bullet
wound. It was found that the bullet
had penetrated he stomach. The
opening in the front wall of the stom
ach was carefully closed with silk
stitches, after which a search was
made for a hole in the back "wall of
th stomach. This was found, and also
closed in the same way. The further
course of the bullet could not be dis
covered, although careful search was
made. The abdominal wound was
closed without drainage. No wound
to the intestines or other abdominal
organs was discovered. The patient
stood the operation well pulse of good
quality, rate of 130. Condition at the
conclusion of the operation was grat
ifying. The result cannot be foretold.
His condition at presei.t justifies hope
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU,
Secretary to the President.
At 1 o'clock this- morning the presi
dent's physicians issued the fol
lowing bulletin: "The president
is free from pain and resting well.
Temperature, 100.2; pulse, 120, respira
3 a. m. Inquiries at the home of
President Milburn at this hour (3 a.
m.) are fruitless, the street in the im
mediate vicinity of the house where
the president lies is roped off and
- guarded by police, who will admit no-
body. It was announced earlier in
the evening that official bulletins
would be issued at regular intervals,
and upon these the public must wait,
as the physicians and officials refuse
absolutely to give out any information.
Senator Haaaa ShoekeeV
CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 7 "My God,
it cant' be possible," cried Senator
Hanna when the Associated Press dis
patch was read to him saying that
President McKinley h?.d been shot
"It's terrible, and I am too shocked
to express my feeling," he added.
The senator was prostrated by the
news and begged that all dispatches re
lating to the condition of the presi
dent be telephoned to him as fast as
" they arrived.
Combination Car Cat la Two.
J. DALLAS, Tex., Sept 7. A Texas &
"Pacific freight train crashed through
. a Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe passen
ger train at the crossing of the two
njads here. The combination baggage
. a"Sd" express car was cut in two and
the body of Mail Clerk Jackson of
"Waco was found uuried under the cab
of the freight engine, which was
'overturned and badly wrecked. The
two freight cars loaded with horses
and mules were demolished.
NENASKA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
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UNCOLN, Nefc.. Sept 9.The Ne
braska, Park asd porestrr association
met here. The principal address was
made by George I Clothier of the for
estry bureau, Washington. D. a He
spoke in high praise of Nebraska as a
tree-growing state and complimented
the people on their progress. He said
they were noted for -their interest in
tree culture. Some of the pioneers
commenced forty years ago and had
lived to enjoy a rich reward for their
moors. He said the idea that the sand
hills of the west ought to be covered
with an extensive artificial forest orig
inated in the brain of a Nebraska man.
If a realization of this idea becomes
TossibIe its accomplishment will de
pend on the push and energy of Ne
braska people. - '
The speaker- toldTof the advantages
of well planned tree" culture and de
clared the haste for returns had caused
persons to plant where the trees ruined
young orchards, drained wells and cis
terns and caused the snow to drift over
The frst requisite in the growth of
timber was room in the air for
branches and room In the soil for roots.
He deprecated the planting of short
lived trees. In the hope of securing a
quick growth people for a quarter of
a century had taken trees from the
river bottoms and placed them on the
prairies where it was 100 feet to water.
This accounted for the declining
groves of cottonwoods, willows, soft
maples and boxelder. Rapid growing
trees are generally short lived, espe
cially so on high, dry land. Hack
berry, white elm, rock or bull pine,
Platte red cedar, western red cedar, bur
oak, green ash and red ash. In the
south Platte region and east of the
100th meridian he would add the honey
locust With the possible exception of
the oak he said all these trees could be
profitably planted in every county in
the state. For the strip along the Mis
souri river he gave a larger list He
told how to plant hedges, windbrakes
Broken Bw Bank Cloned.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Sept 9. The
Farmers' bank of Custer county closed
its doors on an order from E. Royse,
secretary of the state banking board.
The closing of this bank will not af
fect the other banks of the city. C. E.
Ford, the president of the Broken Bow
State bank, says that instead of a run
being made on his bank the deposits
increased. Depositors will probably get
Great Crop of Hay.
MERRIMAN, Neb., Sept. 9. More
than one-fourth more hay has been put
up in western Cherry county this sea
son than formerly. From 500 to 1,000
tons are not uncommon amounts put
up by different ranchmen. One outfit
has 3,000 tons now in stack. The dry,
hot weather during the last six weeks
has made it possible to have the best
quality of hay.
Hangs Himself to Rafter.
BLAIR, Neb., Sept. 9. Coroner E. C.
Pierce was summoned to Admah, twen
ty miles north of Blair, to view the
body of Lars Jourgenson, aged 64
years, who had committed suicide by
hanging himself to a rafter in the barn.
Despondency over business matters led
him to take his life. He was an old
settled in this county.
Storm Worse Than Reported.
BENKELMAN, Neb., Sept 9. Re
ports from the country show the recent
tornado was worse than at first report
ed. Farm houses were wrecked and
crops damaged. At the J. B. Reynolds
ranch a number of men who had been
threshing took refuge in the stables.
Every building on the place was torn
to pieces and four men were injured.
Sngar Beet Campaign.
JTtEMONT. Neb., Sept 9. The su
gar beet campaign will commence to
day, and it is said that the crop is
very satisfactory to both the growers
and the factory. The tonnage will be
rather low. but the sugar content is
extraordinarily high, ranging from 15
to 19 per cent of sugar.
Attorney-Gen. Knox Oamb.
PITTSBURG, Fa., Sept 7. When
informed of the shooting of President
McKinley, Attorney General Knox
said: "I cannot imagine how any liv
ing creature could harbor such a
thought as to take the life of the
president. I am so bhocked at the
awful' news that I cannot talk fur
ther." Retail Grocer Organize.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Sept 9.
The retail grocers of the city have
formed an organizations and will go
in a body to Omaha on the 19th to
join the state organization, which will
be formed there at that time.
Mmt Anawer for Misdeed.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept 9. Governor
Savage has authorized the .return of
Eldrege Gerry from Nebraska City to
Leavenworth, Kan., where he is want
ed to answer to the charge of bigamy.
Banner Field of Corn.
WAYNE, Neb., Sept 9. Wayne
county boasts the banner field of corn
in the whole middle west - It is a sol
id 210-acre field of the Perry ft Porter
field ranch, five miles northwest of
Wayne. There is not a "fired" stalk
in the field, and experts place the yield
at close to fifty bushels per acre. Mr.
Perry says very deep spring plowing,
late planting and continuous cultivat
ing throughout July brought about
these satisfactory results.
Oaat Steel 8trike is 80 Considered by
Most Pittsburg PeopU.
NOTIING POSITIVE TO IE LEAINEt
Advisory Bear Keep. All
Benorters Afar OS Shaffer aa Wil
liam Are Abeeateee Aaeeelatlea Free-
' Meat Still K at 9.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept 6. The pre
vailing opinion in Pittsburg is that
the great steel strike is practically set
tled, but absolutely nothing positive
can be learned from either side to the
controversy. The day was spent by
the Amalgamated advisory board in
secret conference behind doors that
were guarded closer than ever before.
The newspaper "dead line" was drawn
effectually. When the final adjourn
ment for the day came at about 6:30
p. m., those who had 7 been inside
headquarters refused to say a word in
answer to insistent questions, nor vol
unteered any statement
When the meeting was over it was
learned for the first time that Presi
dent Shaffer had not been with his
colleagues during the afternoon ses
sion and his whereabouts up to 11
o'clock last night were unknown. Sec
retary Williams also disappeared
shortly after the adjournment and he,
too, could not for awhile be located.
Rumors were current all afternoon
that the two gentlemen had gone to
New York", but at a late hour both Mr.
Shaffer and Mr. Williams were found
at their homes. Mr. Williams stated
that neither Mr. Shaffer nor any other
official of the association was going to
While no official statement was
made regarding any further move
ments, it was learned on good author
ity that a meeting of the executive
board of the Amalgamated associa
tion would be called to take up the
peace question, and that this meeting
would be called today or tomorrow.
None of the members living out of
Pittsburg, however, arrived in the city
tonight If this meeting convenes
soon, it is believed some proposition
or a settlement of the strike would be
decided upon, that will be possible to
meet the United States Steel corpora
tion with. Pending such a decision on
the part of the Amalgamated associ
ation, President Shaffer declined to
make any statement and persistently
declared that peace talk came only
from those outside of the organiza
tion. He had no objection to the arrange
ment of any arbitration scheme, bat
none had been mentioned. He declin
ed to commit himself on the work of
the Civic federation in behalf of the
steel workers and declared that there
was not any dissatisfaction among the
strikers over the delay on settling the
strike. He said the men expected to!
stay out for a long time and were not
disturbed by the apparent determina
tion of the trust to fight the matter
out The officials of the association
arc believed to have submitted a
counter proposition, which came the
nearest to what they believed could be
accptcd with honor to themselves.'
This proposition was sent to New
York and in reply word came that it
was unsatisfactory and all negotia
tions were off.
E0R TWO NATIONS TO DECIDE.
Pncle Sam Will lie Mediator, bat Dis
putant Mat Set the Time.
WASHINGTON, Sept 6. The ac
tion of the United States in tendering
its good offices to Venezuela and Co
lombia to avert a war between those
countries has not yet advanced to a
point where this government has begun
the work of mediator. It has signi
fied its willingness to act, but it will'
remain fcr the two countries to indi
cate when the time has arrived for
actual mediation. Colombia already
has made known that it will welcome
the exercise of the pacific offices of
the United States. The response of
Venezuela is understood to be less def
inite in accepting the good offices of
the United States. The Colombian
minister, Dr. Silva, and the Venezuelan
charge d'affaires, Senor Pulido, left for,
Buffalo in the PanA-merican party to-'
day, which seems to indicate that no
immediate crisis is anticipated.
The note of the United States offer
ing to mediate has created an unusual
stir in South American diplomatic
quarters, as it is construed to be -a
rather marked development of the
Monroe doctrine and one which will
be most acceptable to South America.
To Expel Tarks From Fraae.
PARIS, Sept 6. The French gov
ernment has decided on the first coer
cive measure against the sultan of
Turkey. A decree has been drawn1 up
and will probably be signed tomor
row, expelling a number of Turkish
agents whose mission has been to spy
on the young Turks in France. The
list includes several names well known
in Parisian society. It is also learned
that the sultan has telegraphed re
calling him to Constantinople. '
British Rcfag-ees Protest.
DURBAN, Sept 6. Representations
have been made to Lord Milner that
the British refugees are not nearly
I so well treated as are the Boers and
are suffering terribly. The transporta
tion by railroad of supplies for the
Boer refugees prevents the British re
turning to their homes. Foreigners,
it is said, are allowed to move about
as they are inclined. The refugees
are threatened with rain through the
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. -WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. 1901.
rtESHENT HAWS A CtOWD.
Breaklar Atteadaae. at tk. Fna-
BUFFALO, Sept 6. What Is. prob
ably the greatestcrowd that ever gath
ered on the Esplanade at the Pan
American exposition grounds greeted
the president as he entered the stand
erected there. The Esplanade was
crowded to suffocation and the vast
assemblage overflowed to the Court of
Fountains. President Milburn intro
duced the president, who spoke at
some length, saying, among other
"President Milburn, Director Gen
eral Buchanan, Commissioners, Ladies
and Gentlemen: I am glad to be again
in the city of Buffalo and exchange
greetings with her people, to whose
generous hospitality I am not a
stranger and with whose good will 1
have been repeatedly and signally
honored. Today I have additional sat
isfaction in meeting and giving wel
come to the foreign representatives
assembled here, whose presence and
participation in this exposition have
contributed in so marked a degree to
its interests and success. To the com
missioners of the Dominion of Can-
r ada and the British colonic, the
French colonies, the republics of Mex
ico and of Central and South America
and the commissioners of Cuba and
Porto Rico, who share with us in this
undertaking, we give the hand of fel
lowship and felicitate them upon the
triumphs of art, science, education and
manufacture which the old world has
bequeathed to the new century.
"Expositions are the timekeepers of
progress. They record the world's ad
vancement. They stimulate the en
ergy, enterprise and intellect of the
people. They go into the home. They
broaden and brighten the daily life cf
the people. They open mighty storey
houses of information to the student
Every exposition, great or small, has
helped to some onward step. Com
parison of Ideas is always educational,
and as such Instructs the brain and
hand of man. Friendly rivalry fol
lows, which is the spur to Industrial
improvement, the inspiration to useful
invention and to high endeavor in all
departments of human activity. It ex
acts a study of the wants, comforts
and even the whims of the people. The
question of trade is an incentive to
men of business to devise, invent and
economize in the cost of production.
Business life, whether among our
selves or with other people, is ever a
sharp struggle for success. It will be
none the less effective in the future.
Without competition we would he
clinging to the clumsy and antiquated
processes of farming and manufacture
and the methods of business of long
ago and the twentieth century would
be no further advanced than the
eighteenth century. But though com
mercial competitors we are, commer
cial enemies we must not be.
"The Pan-American exposition has
done its work thoroughly, presenting
in its exhibits the highest skill and
illustrating the progress of the hu
man family in the western hemi
sphere. This portion of the earth' has
no cause for humiliation for the part
it has performed in the march of civ
ilization. It has not accomplished
everything; far from it It has simply
done its best and without vanity or
boastfulness, and recognizing the man
ifold achievements of others, It in
vites the friendly rivalry of all the
powers in the peaceful pursuits of
trade and commerce and will cooper
ate with all in advancing the highest
and best interests of humanity. The
wisdom and energy of all the nations
are none too great for the world's
work. The success of art, science, in
dustry and invention is an interna
tional asset and a common glory."
Mr. Bryan Bays a Newspaper.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. The Na
tional Watchman Publishing company
today filed a bill of sale transferring
to William Jennings Bryan the plant
and newspaper known as the National
Watchman successor to the Silver
Knight Watchman. The consideration
Boer Barbarity, Say the British.
LONDON, Sept 6. The colonial of
fice published today a dispatch from
the governor of Cape Colony, Sir Wal
ter Hely-Hutchinson, received Septem
ber 1, announcing that the Boers, Au
gust 25, captured two unarmed Brit
ish scouts near Haareekloof and shot
them in cold blood.
British Bay More Males.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 6. The
purchase of mules for the British
army in South Africa was resumed
after an interval of three months. Sev
eral hundred were selected.
Cetnvlets Ecxpe from Pea.
LINCOLN, Sept 6. Fred Pierson,
under sentence of one year for' forgery
committed in Lincoln county, and
Newton Houck, under sentence of
three years for criminal assault com
mitted in York county, escaped from
the penitentiary by climbing over the
prison wall. Both were employed in
the bakery. The guard on duty in the
building was absent from his post
when the men escaped and hevwas dis
charged for neglect of duty.
Shefner Gets Reeralts.
CAPETOWN, Sept. 6. Sheepher's
commando, consisting of 300 men and
600 horses, appears to have gained the
limit of its southern raid and turned
to the northward, having gained some
recruits. One hundred mounted men
have been following, endeavoring to
unite with Sheepner's commando, but
have been unable to overtake it An
armored train was derailed at Tong's
station Monday last three British
being killed and five wounded.
XAMtt8di Word to Caiiese Etnperoi
that Xom is Expected.
rUTURE CONDUCT TO INFLUENCE
Tea K.tteler Harder to Be Kzplated hj
Good Beaavtor Kmperor William Im
presses Chaa With tk. Selcmalty at
BERLIN, Sept 5. Emperor Will
lam's reception of the Chinese mission
of expiation headed by Prince Chuan,
which took place today at Potsdam,
was marked with all the severity con
sistent with an audience nominally
The Chinese Imperial envoy on en
tering the palace was not accorded a
salute by the Garde du Corps. The
emperor received him seated. The but
tons and epaulettes of his majesty's
white uniform were enveloped in crape.
Prince Chun bowed thrice on entering
and leaving. Emperor William re
mained seated during the reading of
the Chinese address. Afterward, how
ever, he relaxed his stern demeanor
and welcomed the envoy courteously
and subsequently, accompanied by his
adjutant, he called upon Prince Chun
at the Orangerie. Later in the evening
the emperor, Prince Chun and a dozen
members of the expiatory mission took
tea on an island in the Spree.
The emperor had evidently arranged
the entire ceremony with the view of
impressing Prince Chun that the cere
mony meant expiation for a foul crime
and only through expiation had Prince
Chun acquired the right to be treated
with, princely honors. Not until after
the ceremony did the atmosphere
change. Then the troops outside sa
luted, the bands played and the Hus
sars escorted Prince Chun back to the
The imperial envoy seemed deeply
Impressed with the solemnity of the
occasion and when summoned to the
throne room he showed visible embar
rassment He bowed repeatedly while
approaching the throne and his voice
was agitated while he was reading the
The entire manner of Emperor Will
iam was calculated to impress Prince
Chun with the solemnity of the cere
monials. He spoke emphatically and
seriously, emphasizing particularly the
The ceremony lasted only ten min
utes. In the meantime six Chinese
dignitaries of the highest rank who
were baited in the anteroom remained
there perfectly motionless and speech
less, awaiting Prince Chun's return
with evident anxiety. Prince Chun
retired backwards from the throne
room, bowing profusely.
According to the Lokal Anzeiger, the
Chinese envoy will breakfast tomor
row with the emperor and empress.
There was apparently but little pub
lic interest in the mission among the
people of Berlin. A small but demon
strative crowd watched Prince Chun
driving in the park.
END Of STRIKE MAY BE NEAR.
Ooafereaee of Labor Leaders and Steel
OMclals la Session In New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 5. A conference
at which conditions of peace in the
great steel strike are being discussed
is in progress at the office of the
United States Steel corporation. The
participants in the discussion include
Charles M. Schwab of the United States
Steel corporation, Sampel Gompers,
president of the American Federation
of Labor; John Mitchell, president of
the United Mine Workers' association;
Prof. Jenks of the Industrial commis
sion, Secretary R. M. Easley of the
Civic Federation, and Harry White,
secretary of the Garment Workers' as
sociation. The conference was arrang
ed this morning and was asked for
by Samuel Gompers and John Mitch
ell, who are believed to be acting in
behalf of President Theodore J. Shaf
fer and the Amalgamated association.
They reached here early this morning
an -a were joined by Messrs. Jenks,
Easley and White. The entire party
came down town at 12 o'clock and at
12:15 o'clock entered the office of the
United States Steel corporation. They
were received by jar. Schwab and
shown to the consulting room.
Shortly after their arrival Verly
Preston and some of the officials of
the subsidiary companies entered Mr.
Schwab's office and joined the confer
ence. None of the participants in the
conference could be seen and the ba
sis of the discussion could not be
Chan Calls on the Rmperor.
POTSDAM, Sept 5. Prince Chun
visited the mausoleum at Frienden
kirche today and placed wreaths on
the tomb of the Emperor and Em
press Frederick. Emperor William re
ceived Prince Chun at noon in the
presence of the royal princes, Baron
Von Richthofen, the foreign secretary,
the principal ministers and generals
and the court dignitaries. The prince
read a letter, written in yellow ink,
to the emperor.
Jessie Morrison's Case.
ELDORADO, Kan., Sept. 5. The bill
of exceptions in the Jessie Morrisoa
case, has been signed by Judge Aik
man and filed with the clerk of tin
court The case will be submitted to
the state supreme court at oace and
Miss Morrison probably will be re
leased from the Kansas penitentiary
on bond pending a- hearing. Mist
Morrison was tried and convicted of
the murder of Mrs. Clara Wiley Castle.'
whose throat she eat with a razor.
GENERALLY RAIN IS NEEDED.
f tk. Westers Ceaatles, ewerer
Rav. a Safleteaey.
LINCOLN. Sept 7. G. A. Loveland,
Nebraska section director of the gov
ernment weather' and crop service,
makes the following report: The
weather has been -warm, with light
showers in the eastern counties and
heavy rains in western counties. The
daily mean temperature has averaged
5 degrees above normal in eastern
counties and 7 degrees in western.
Only light showers occurred in the
central and eastern counties, but
heavy rain fell in the western coun
ties. The dry weather has been unfavor
able for corn, and the late planted is
now in need of more rain; considera
ble corn has been cut for fodder. Fall
plowing has progressed but slowly in
most counties, as the soil is too dry
to work well; however, in some local
ities considerable plowing has been
done; in the southwestern counties
the ground was placed in good condi
tion for plowing by the rains- at the
end of the week. Reports indicate
that the acreage sown to winter wheat
will be large.
MAY f ACE MURDER CHARGE.
Iadlaa Brothers SaTagely Attack Oa. off
PENDER, Neb., Sept 7. John and
William Walk, two Omaha Indians,
brothers, who have the reputation of
being very quarrelsome and ugly, made
an assault on Little Deer, another
Omaha Indian, at his home near the
Omaha agency in this county, and with
a long willow pole, having several
nails In the end of it, beat their vic
tim into insensibility. His head, eyes
and face were bruised and lacerated
in a horrible manner and probably his
skull is fractured. The doctor who is
attending the injured man thinks it
doubtful if he will recover and should
he not the assailants will no doubt
be tried for murder. They were intox
icated, it is charged, on whisky ob
tained at Whiting, Iowa, and it was
while on their way home that they
committed the crime. Sheriff Daley of
this county arrested and brought them
to this place.
rROHIBITiONISTS 0E NEBRASKA.
They Meet In State Convention and No in
nate a Tlekt t.
LINCOLN, Sept 7. Prohibitionists
of Nebraska met in state convention
and nominated candidates for judge of
the supreme court and regents of the
University of Nebraska. Over 180
delegates attended, representing twenty-two
counties and an accredited
membership of 375. All nominations
were made by acclamation and were as
For judge of the supreme court
W. Bert Clark, Ashland.
For regents Mrs. S. M. Walker,
Lincoln, and A. M. Dilworth, Johnson
Mr. Clark is an attorney and an old
resident of Saunders county. Mrs.
Walker is president of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union of Ne
braska. Mr. Dilworth is prominent in
southeastern Nebraska as a temperance
worker and for many years as a lead
ing spirit in the state prohibition or
ganization. State Bays Otoe Coaaty Bonds.
LINCOLN, Sept 7. State" Treasurer
Stuefer bought 144,000 of Otoe county
refunding bonds for the permanent
school fund. They will produce a rev-
euue of. 3 per cent Treasurer Stue
fer was offered these bonds two weeks
ago, but delayed purchasing them un
til he could get an opinion from the
attorney general as to their legality.
The issue was made under judgment
of the United States circuit court.
Fatal Lamp Explosion.
FAIRFIELD, Neb., Sept 7. Mrs.
Henry Hall was killed and her daugh
ter, Mrs. Rose Preston, and a 2-year-old
son of Jacob Morris were so badly
burned by the explosion of a gasoline
lamp in the Unique restaurant that
their recovery is doubtful.
Expeases of Institutions.
LINCOLN, Sept. 7. The state board
of purchase and supplies met and ap
proved the estimates of expenses of
the various state institutions for the
ensuing year. The total amount has
not been determined.
Hoxs Briar; lllgh rriees.
WYMORE, Neb., Sept 7. Charlie
Lister, a tanner residing six miles east
of town, in Island Grove township,
brought two hogs to market here that
netted him 62.10. The hogs were one
year old in July and the two weighed
Snake Sleeps la Girl's Lap.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Sept 7.
Helen, the 8-year-old daughter of Sam
Garland, a fisherman who lives on an
island south of this city, mysteriously
.disappeared from home. After several
hours' search in the vicinity by the
father and neighbors, they finally
found the little one asleep in a hollow
log with a snake curled up in her lap.
The log doubtless was the abode of
snakes, as the men killed ten of the
big reptiles while rescuing the child.
Installed as Prison Maaacer.
LINCOLN, Sept 7. Owing to the
illness of Warden Davis, Thomas
Welch, who served under Warden
Leidigh, was installed as temporary
manager. Governor Savage declared
that an emergency existed and a relia
ble man was needed to take care'of
the prisoners. Mr. Welch was the
only one who could be found to take
charge of the penitentiary who was ex
perienced in keeping convicts. He
knows nearly all the convicts by name.
Sixteen thousand paplls reported e
the first school day in Omaha.
Fire at Earlham, Iowa, destroyed 'a
block of buildings in the business sec
tion with contents, causing a fJMM
loss, partly Insured.
Miss Cordelia Henderson horsewhip
ped Thomas Archer, a Topeka, Kan.,
attorney. She was arrested. She told
the police that Archer had gossiped
Funeral services were held over the
remains of General Robert Williams,
formerly adjutant general of the army,
at the family residence in Washing
It is reported that Charles M. Hays,
the retiring president of the Southern
Pacific, is to be taken by J. P. Mor
gan & Co., as the railroad expert of
Near Red Lodge, Mont., John An
drews was instantly killed by John
Romers, who mistook him for a bear
and sent a bullet through his heart at
The gold brick swindled has been de
veloped in Alaska and the Klondike.
Bogus gold dust and auggets have
been sent north in large quantities and
disposed of as the product of various
Robert M. Wilson, formerly owner of
the R. M. Wilson bath tub works In
Rome, N. Y., was shot and almost
instantly killed by a revolver in his
own hand at his summer home at Syl
Andrew Carnegie has give 100 each
to Sheddon, Law, Jones and Dick,
four miners who displayed conspicu
ous bravery in the rescue of their com
rades at the time of the recent Dolin
bristle (Perthshire) colliery disaster.
The close of three-quarters of a cen
tury of life finds the senior United
States senator from Massachusetts,
George F. Hoar, in excellent health.
The venerable statesman celebrated
Thursday the 18th anniversary of his
birth. He is now serving his fifth
term in the senate.
Vice President Roosevelt has con
sented to write a history of the
Rough Riders for the roster of the
New Mexico volunteers in the Spanish
war, which will be published by the
authority of the Thirty-fourth legis
lative assembly of New Mexico, which
has made an appropriation for that
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener,
dated Pretoria, says: "Since August 26
the columns report nineteen Boers kill
ed, three wounded, 212 made prisoners
and 127 surrendered, and that 194 ri
flles, 27,560 rounds of ammunition,
1,700 horses and 7,500 head of cattle
have been captured."
King Edward has appointed a com
mittee to investigate Prof. Koch's tu
berculosis theory. The scope of the in
quiry is officially said to be whether
animal and human tuberculosis are
identical, whether animals and humans
can be reciprocally infected and under
what conditions,, if at all transmission
to man occurs.
The Unted States minister, Mr. Con
ger, is taking steps to reclaim the
small American concession at Tien
Tsin, the title to which has practic
ally lapsed of late years owing to the
government being unorganized and a
majority of the American residents be
ing scattered among the British and
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has
returned from a trip through the west
and is at his desk in Washington.
George A. Quinlan, vice president
and general manager of the Houston
& Texas Central railroad, died at Hous
The Earl of Crawford has bought
the auxiliary steam yacht Valhalla,
owned by the Count and Countess de
Shredded corn fodder properly bal
ed will soon be shipped to the large
cities just as bay is. There is no ques
tion about the value of shredded fod
der. Much depends upon cutting corn
fodder at the right time to have it
the most valuable. Fodder to be shred
ded should be cut about the time the
leaves begin to wither at the bottom
and the grains are fully dented.
The war department has been in
formed that the postal authorities
have decided to place a portrait of
General H. W. Lawton, the military
hero who lost his life at San Mateo in.
the Philippines, on the new issue of
A Chinese edict issued recently or
dains a new system of official examin
ation. It abolishes the literary essay
and substitutes therefor three classes
of subjects, namely, Chinese affairs,
western matters and classicla litera
ture. Two foreigners, said to be anarch
ists, with intentions on the czar, were
taken into custody at Paris.
At Grante, Oklahoma, a gusher of
oil was struck at a depth of 300 feet
The flow is very heavy and has created
Hon. Binger Hermann, commission
er of the general land office, ha3 com
pleted his annaul report, which shows
that during the year 15,C62,706 acres of
the public domain were disposed of
and that the receipts of the office were
Miss Alice J. Mueller, according to
a report published at ft Paul, is to
marry James Younger, one of the men
recently released from tLe penitentiary
on parole. Miss Mueller was formerly
society editor of a St.' Paul morning
Andrew Carnegie has given flO.OOf
to build a town hall at Motherwell,
J. Pierpont Morgan and New York
associates have purchased the famout
Bassick gold mine, located in Custei
county, Colo., for $700,000.
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