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WHOLE NUMBER 1,679,
VOLUME XXXim NUMBER 15.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 16. 1902.
BLACKENED BOOKS TAKEN FHOM
THE MINE DISASTER.
WORK OF RESCUE
Total Dead Thus Far
forts to Secure Dead
Help Those Whs May
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 12. At 1
o'clock this morning it can be stated
of the 6W men supposed to hare en
tered the month of the Roiliaa; Mill
mine of the Cambria Steel company
Thursday morning, ninety ere known
to be dead and twenty-two rescued.
Four hundred, so the mine officials
claim, escaped when the explosion oc
cured, leaving eighty-eight to be ac
counted for. Some of these, accord
ing to those in charge of the rescue
work, are dead,, but the majority,
they claim, have escaped. From
physicians, heads of the rescue parties
and others who are familiar with the
different headings in the mine, it is
learned that at least flfty-two addi
tional bodies will be brought to the
temporary morgue at daylight, mak
ing the total dead 142. This, so
President Stackhouse says, will be the
extent of the disaster, but until all
checks of the miners are taken an ac
curate list will be impossible. Some
of the bodies, it is admitted, will be
entombed in the closed headings or
buried under slate. Some may never
Yesterday was a day of heroic res
cues at the fated Rolling Mill mine of
the Cambria Steel company. Thrilling
experiences attended the efforts of the
forty brave and daring fellows who
went down into the bowels of the
earth, stirred by a very faint hope that
still they might be in time to restore
to life some of those who are en
tombed. Death lurked everywhere around
them, but undaunted they pressed for
ward, swayed with the noblest of hu
man purposes. The reward of their
efforts was the saving of the lives of
fourteen of their fellow-men and
bringing them again into the sunlight
and back to living families. Dead
and maimed bodies were located, but
not effort was made to bring them out
of the vast theater of death until ev
ery human energy was put forward to
seeing that no living soul might es
cape their aid. That done, the dead
were put In train cars, brought up
and exposed to morbid gaze, while be
ing transferred to wagons in which to
be taken to the morgue.
Eighty-seven dead were removed
from the mine between daylight and
nightfall. Still a party of officials and
miners battled on. three miles inside
the mine. Occasionally word would
come to the surface by some mysteri
ous means that another heap of re
mains had been exposed to the vision
of the searchers. There remain dan
gerous headings. There remain daa
tion of the mine yet to be explored.
No one knows many more dead will
be found there. The mine officials re
frain from guesswork en the subject.
The impression prevails among the
ousiders and certain employes of the
mine that 130 is a low estimate of the
mine list. Fated Johnstown spent the
day horror-stricken. Great throngs'
surged about the pit mouth, the im
provished morgue at the armory and
about the stricken homes of the dead.
Exaggerated rumors of all kinds pre
vailed. One report gained currency
that disaster had overtaken the rescu
ing party which entered the mine
shortly after 9 o'clock. This was not
disproved until word finally came
from the men in the mine.
A Lake Wiped Out.
FLORENCE. Neb.. July 12. Pries
lake, a resort one mile north of town,
is a thing of the past. There a beau
tiful little lake had been constructed
by throwing a dam across the lower
end of a ravine. The lake was from
one to ten feet deep and covered near
ly an acre. Continuous rams soften
ed the dam and for several days the
water had been seeping through the
earthwork. The other night the heavy
flood from the surrounding hills
swept down inro the lake, causing it
to overflow the dam. which soon gave
way and with a roar that was heard
nearly half a mile away, swept on
' into the river.
Leg Broken in Ball Came.
FTLLEHTON. Neb.. July 12. In a
ball game here Earnest Bennett broke
his leg below the knee.
Cuban Negroes Restl
NEW YORK. July 12. In the opin
ion of Captain John Conroy, superin
tendent of the harbor improvement
work that is being done at Cardenas.
Cuba, by a New York contractor.
there will be trouble with, the natives
of that place within sixty days. The
negroes, he says, are dissatisfied with
the conditions, and on the principle
that they participated in the fighting,
they believe they ought to have the
Boers Object to the Oath.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Orange River
Conoly. July 12. Difficulty has arisen
regarding the oath of allegiance.
Many of the Boer commandants, field
cornets and officials of the late Free
State government refuse to sign the
eath, though few of them object to
signing the document called "The Dec
laration.' acknowledging King Ed
ward the sovereign- Tke oath, of al
legiance, howerer, ia mack snore kiad-
Msy TaJst Tims hi Fr
LINCOLN. Jnly it No
be expected in. the railroad
case, according; te tke in-
tfaaadon of CaJef Jnstlce Sullhmn, n
tU September- Tke arguaeat mas
bees fniahed aad the cue is mow be
Sore the eenrt. Tke ckief janttce ask
ed M ar iBcaresta weM be jeopardis
ed if a aatfcrioa was act gtrea.
aatfl tke epteaiifr term of conrt.
Mr. Staseral, attorney for the relator;
mildly intimated that he would like
a decision as soon as possible, but be
said he was not prepared to say that
aay harm would result if the case
was not decided until September.
Attorney General Prout also inti
mated that there might be need of aa
early, decision because taxes become
dae October 1, and If the writ should
Issue "Hme would be required for the
state board to certify to county
clerks so that the levy might be ex
tended. Mr. Harrington said this had
already been done and the county
clerks all over the state were probably
at work on the tax books. He sug
gested that if the writ be allowed the
tax could be added to the taxes al
ready certified. Attorney General
Prout asked when this could be added
if the writ were allowed in September.
No one volunteered to say whether It
could be dose immediately or would
have to be added to the tax of the
following year. It is the opinion of
those who have had experience in tax
matters that if the writ is issued the
tax can be added this fall without a
great deal of trouble to the county of
ficers. Some believe that delay means
that a writ will not be issued. The
state board is required by law to
meet the third Monday In July to
make the state levy.
Accused of Assaulting Girl.
COLUMBUS, Neb., July 14. Sheriff
Byrnes returned from Creston in
charge of D. Corcoran, for whom a
warrant had been issued charging him
with assault on the person of Martha
Handke, the 14-year-old daughter of
Herman Handke, living near Creston.
The prisoner is an agent for a Chi
cago portrait house, and in canvassing
Creston Tuesday he came to the
home of Doc Palmateer, where he
found no one at home but Martha,
who as a domestic was engaged in car
ing for a baby. Finding her alone, it
is alleged that the young man locked
the doors, pulled down the blinds and
accomplished his designs.
Prohibition State Convention.
The prohibition state convention
has been called to meet at the Audi
torium. Lincoln. Neb., at 10 o'clock a
m., August 7, 1092, for the purpose of
placing in nomination candidates for
the following offices: Governor, lieu
tenant governor, secretary of state,
treasurer, auditor, attorney general.
land commissioner, superintendent of
public instruction, and the election of
state central committee, and to trans
act such other business as may prop
erly come before it.
Thieves Steal Valuable Supplies.
N7BRASKA CITY. Neb., July 14.
Thieves visited the home of George
Raxnold and broke open his smoke
house and took therefrom all of the
supplies that he had. among which
was something over COO pounds of
cured hams and bacon. Other farm
ers in this section report the loss of
grain and supplies that they had stor
ed In their larders for their families
and the harvest hands.
Neither Ticket Nor Money.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., July 14.
Jo Kearns, a 12-year-old boy, arrived
at the Burlington station, and after
wandering about for a while he at
tracted the attention of Officer Horst
man, who questioned him and found
that he was an emigrant from Ireland
on his way to Fairfield, where h has
an uncle. He was put on the wrong
train at Kansas City and reached
Nebraska City without a ticket or
Appropriates Mortgaged Building.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., July 14.
Sheriff McBride returned from Hoop
er with Richard J. Williams, who
while working on a farm near Weep
ing Water got intro trouble with a
young woman and found it necessary
to depart. In doing so he took a
horse and buggy upon which a man
named Pulls held an unsatisfied mort
gage. The Fire at Beatrice.
BEATRICE. Neb- July 14. The re
cent fire was the most disastrous in
the history of the city. The Kleins
Mercantile company's building and
the Green block are total losses. The
loss will exceed 1173.000. The fire
originated in the stairway of the
Green block and was of incendiary
origin. A couple of men were ob
served by a telephone girl running
away from the building about the
time the fire was discovered.
Militia Company on Dress Parade.
NEWMAN GROVE, Neb., July 14.
The Newman Grove guards, which
were but recently organized, made
their first appearance in public parade.
This organization is composed of
about forty young men of the town
aad adjacent country. The company
is atakiag rapid progress under the
able leadership of their captain. Major
Leicester, who is an experienced sol
dier and drill master, having served
TWO HUNDRED OR MORE
EftS ARE ENTOMBED.
ML MAY RAVE MET OEATH
At Present it is Impossible to Get
Definite Estimate aa to Total Loaa
af Ufa Efferta at Rescue of Min-
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 1L Two
hundred miners entombed by an. ex
plosion in a mine whose main shaft
opens within the limits of this city
was news to check with terror the
pedestrians on the streets here yester
day. At first the rumor said that all in
the "Rolling Mill" mine of the Cam
bria.' 3tcel company were dead or in
danger. But later reports showed that
the lower figure was correct and that
400 were safe.
The mine is one of the largest in
the country and yesterday 600 men
were at work there. When the news
of the disaster reached here it spread
like wildfire and in less than a quarter
of an hour the Point, an open space
at the junction of the Conemaugh and
Stony creek was crowded with weep
ing women and children.
During the afternoon it became
known that many men had escaped
and that drift No. 6, known as the
Klondike, was practically the only one
affected, but. here 200 men were at
work, and still the women watched
and waited for the end. From 1:30 in
the afternoon until S p. m., the work
of the searching parties was in vain,
but then the first faint ray of hope
came when the bodies of a man and a
boy were brought out into the day
light, unconscious, but alive. Then
at 11:20 four more men, unconscious,
were brought to the surface, but a
doctor who came with the men re
ported passing twenty-five dead bodies
on the way.
President Powell Stackhouse, in a
statement issued at midnight, said the
dead would number 125.
It was nearly an hour after the ex
plosion before any general knowledge
of what had happened got abroad. Men
who came from the mines, escaping
with their lives, told the terrible
news and scon it spread like wildfire
all over the city.
In scores of homes there was the
most pathetic scenes. Mothers, wives,
daughters, sons and relatives were
frantic with grief and hundreds rushed,
to the scene. At the opening across
the river from the point, the Cambria
Iron company's police, with several
assistants, stood guard, permitting no
one to enter the mine, from which,
noxious gases were coming.
It was nearly 4 o'clock when all
hope of sending rescue parties from
the Westmont opening was abandoned.
Two men who had escaped front
the mine. Richard Bennett and John'
Meyers, went back two miles to see
what assistance could be rendered, but
the frightful damp drove them back
a-d they fell prostrate when they
finally, after a desperate struggle,
reached the outside. Two doctors gave
them assistance and after working
with them half an hour restored
Their story of the situation in the
mine made it clear that the rescue
work could not proceed from the
Westmont opening, and then hasty
prepartions were made to begin that
sad mission at the Mill creek entrance.
Soon after news of the explosion
reached the Cambria officials. Mining
Engineer Moore and one of his as
sistants. A G. Prosser, made an at
tempt to enter the mine. They were
followed by Mine Superintendent Rob
inson, but the deadly gases stopped
their progress and they were com
pelled to return to the surface.
Shot Robbers Dead.
DAVENPORT. Ia.. July
christonher Leonidas and his
Long Haired Medicine Man. wearing
sharp shooters medals and heavily
arm-d. boarded the Diamond Jo steam
er Dcbuque at "Rock Island. HI., and
attemoied to take possession. Mate
Dan Green shot and killed both when
the boat was opposite Davenport- The
bodies were taken off here. The boat
officers were held.
Castro on the Offensive.
WASHINGTON. July 11. The state
department has received a cablegram
from Minister Bowen at Caracas, dat
ed today, saying: "The president has
arrived at Barcelona to attack the en
emy there instead of waiting here to
McKay Drops Dead.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 1L
Colonel Nathaniel Mcivay. the well
known Washington millionaire, here
on his honeymoon trip, dropped dead
today. He was 71 years old.
August 9 the Coronation.
LONDON, July 1L It is said on
good authority that, subject to the ap
proval of King Edward's physiciaas,
the coronation will occur August 9.
Casualties of Boer War.
PRETORIA Transvaal. July 11.
According to an estimate of the Red
Cross identity depot, which fulfilled
the functions of a casualty bureau for
the Boer forces, the total losses of the
latter during the wax were 3,700 men
killed or died of wounds and 32,000
made prisoners of war, of whom 700
1-i. : . 1 T-- .K.- otib .
! later, does a terminate its contia-
CALIFORNIA LUMBER COMBINE.
Iowa and Wisconsin Man Csnaalidaai
Vast Timber Interests.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1L A. spe
cial to the Oregoniaa from Ann la ad
Negotiations for the sale of tke
Scott and Van Arsdale Lumber coaa
pany's property in the McCIoud regloa
in Siskiyou county, California, whick
'have been in progress for several
months have been reported complet
ed, the purchase price being $3,000,
000. The purchasers are the Carpea
ter Land company of Dubuque, la,
the Hixton Sash and Door company
of MerrilL Wbt, Curtis Bros, of Clin
ton, la., Walter W. Alexander aad
Stewart Bros, of Wausan, Wis.
This property includes besides 115.
000 acres of timber land the McCIoad
River railroad, the McCIoud River
Lumber comDany. Siskiyou Lumber
r-eompaay warn tae uieaiyua maw
and Mercantile company.
The mills connected witn the en
terprise cut about 400,000 feet of lum
ber per day.
GIANT GEYSER BREAKS OUT.
Result of Heavy Earthquakes Occur
ring Near Santa Crux.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1L Near
Santa Cruz, on the Pacific side of the
Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a giant gey
ser has broken out as the result of
heavy earthquakes occurring in that
section since April 18 last.
The column of water, rising to a
height of about fifty feet, roars and
hisses from among the rocks and is
an object of great interest to the peo
ple and passing vessels, being plainly
visible from the sea. It was seen and
admired by the passengers and crew
of the steamer Newport, which has
reached this port.
The news is brought by the steamer
that affairs in Guatemala are becom
ing normal again after the scare oc
casioned by the tremendous earth
quake. The havoc wrought by the
disturbances will not interfere with
harvesting of the coming crops, as at
IOWA MAY HAVE DRUG TRUST.
Pharmacists Plan to Secure Unifor
mity in Charges.
SIOUX CITY, Ia July 1L The
members of the Iowa Pharmaceutical
association took the first steps in what
is virtually the formation of a drug
gists trust. The plan took the form
of the appointment of a committee to
arrange a state schedule of prices,
and is in accordance with the rec
ommendation made by E. B. Tainter
of Carroll in bis president's addresav
The druggists insist the object of the
organization is not to raise prices,
but to secure uniform charges for
articles. It is understood that in sev
eral localities prices have been low
ered to what is considered an unfair
cheapness, and these will probably be
ONLY INDIAN CHILD'S PLAY.
But it Has Puzzled Scientists
These Many Years.
CHICAGO, 111., July 11. Dr. George
Dorsey of the Field Columbian mu
seum has made a discovery in his in
vestigations among the Hopi Indians
that overturns many of the old the
ories of anthropologists in regard to
the supposed inscriptions on the adobe
houses of the tribe. He has made the
announcement of his discoveries in a
lecture to the students of the Univer
sity of Chicago.
-These inscriptions that the an
thropologists have been trying to de
cipher and read for years." said Dr.
Dorsey. "have been found to be noth
ing more than the scratches made by
mischievous Hopi children in the mud
of the adobe houses just after they
had been built."
Edward Making Progi
LONDON. July 11. The bulletin on
King Edward's condition posted at
Buckingham Palace at 10 o'clock this
"The king's condition continues to
King Edward is not able to sit up,
but every day he is removed to an ad
justable couch, which gives a wel
come change to his. position, and
which enables him to read with some
degree of comfort.
It is understood that next week his
majesty may be transferred upon this
couch to the royal yacht, the Victoria
and Alberta, in a specially constructed
ambulance carriage, but that all the
arrangements for this transfer are
kept secret in order to prevent a
gathering of the public to witness the
tains his steady improvement.
Dead Fish Are a Plague.
NEW ORLEANS, July 1L At a
conference between the Jefferson
parish authorities, the president of
the State Board of Health and the
New Orleans port commissioner, held
to consider the condition in Harvey's
canal, due to the plague of dead fish,
it was determined to cut the levee
and let the river purge the canal of
its foulness. The canal is tnree and
one-third feet below the level of the
river at its present stage.
Farms in South Dakota,
WASHINGTON, July 1L The cen
sus bureau made public a bulletin on
agriculture in South Dakota. It
shows that in the year 1900 there
were 52,622 farms in the state, valued
at $220,133,190. and covering an area
tf 19,070.616 acres, or about 39 per
cent of the total area of the state.
The live stock: held oa farms is val-
rtoil at- t? 1T3 .Iff snif terra mafhfn-
;T $1218,680, making the total of
;tarm property for state $297952
SWOLLEN STREAMS SWEEP WITH
ABJ BEAT Mill IS WMUGHT
Tha Lata in Live Stock, Cropa and
Other Praperty ia Assuming Im-
aaanaa Propertiens Streams Are
Tamed Inta Rivers.
DES MODJES. Ia July 10. The
Des Moiaes river raahced the highest
water mark of 1892, whick was
twenty feet at midnight. At this hour
tke levee ok the north side of town
broke, flooding a large residence sec-
tioau MoatpftteJamilies removed
earlier in the evening. A small
break occurred in the Raccoon river
levee just after midnight, and a large
force of men ia attempting to hold the
flood ia check.
The Rock Island east bound pas
senger trains due here last night were
held at Commerce, twenty miles west
of here, where the tracks are covered
with water. Trains on other roads,
though late, keep in motion.
The Des Moines river dam is weak
ening. If it goes out it will endanger
four city bridges and all the railroad
bridges. The false work of the new
Sith avexnue bridge, which went out.
swept away five spans of the Chicago
& Great Western railroad bridge over
the Des Moines.
South of the junction of the Des
Moines and Raccoon the river is three
miles wide for miles, and is destroy
ing crops and drowning live stock.
Communication with the city by wagon
bridges over the streams is being pre
vented because of the danger.
The continuous rains have forced
nearly all Iowa streams from their
banks and the destruction of crops,
live stock and other property is as
suming immense proportions. It is
impossible to estimate the danger
from the indefinite reports received
The damage is especially etxensive in
the central, northern and western and
southwestern parts of the state. The
valleys of the Sioux and Maple riv
ers are flooded and Woodbury and
Monona counties are under water. The
Iowa river at MarshaHtown is the
highest since 1S8L Many country
bridges have been destroyed and traffic
between Marshalltown and surround
ing points is practically cut off. Cat
tle and hogs have been drowned in
large, numbers ia. tke Iowa valley. At
Cedar Rapids, 5.4 inches of rain have
fallen since July 1. The Cedar river
is out of its banks and many famil
ies have been forced from their homes.
Numerous bridges have been swept
away in Linn county.
The Skunk river and Squaw creek
are out of their banks and near the
confluence in story county thousands
of acres are flooded and crops practi
The continuous rains are paralyzing
business in Fort Dodge and the rail
roads are almost out of business.
The west end of the city Is under
water and families are moving out.
The Des Moines is up six feet at that
point Because of the soaking of the
insulation of the wires, electric power
has been shut oft and the town is
Near Oxford, in Johnson county, in
a wind storm, Jacob Burkhardt was
crushed to death by the falling of a
barn on the farm of Wesley Prush.
Half a dozen barns were destroyed in
the same neighborhood. Near North
Liberty, the residence of Jacob Neid
hiser was wrecked and the family had
a narrow escape. AH over Johnson
county the storm destroyed wind
mills and barns. The damage in the
county is estimated at 150.000.
WIRELESS PLAN FOR ALASKA.
Telegraph System from Fort Gibbons
to Bates Rapids.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10. R.
Pfund, an electrical engineer,, has ar
rived here on his way. to Alaska for
the purpose of establishing a wireless
telegraph system between Fort Gib
bens, on the Yukon river, and the fort
at Bates' Rapids, on the Tsnana riv
er, a distance of 195 miles.
The line, which will be constructed
under the direction of Chief Signal
Officer Greely, will oe completed by
October L On his return from the
north Mr. Pfund may take measures
to establish a station near the Golden
Gate, so that wireless communication
may be had with vessels on the Pa
cific A Job for "Buffalo" Jones.
WASHINGTON, July 10. Charles J.
Jones, popularly known as "Buffalo"
Jones, today was appointed buffalo
warden for Yellowstone park. Mr.
Jones has devoted much attention to
the preservation of the American bi
son and was largely instrumental in
securing an appropriation during the
past session of congress for the estab
lishment of a government buffalo
ranch, in the "Yellowstone. Mr. Jones
will have charge.
Food and Dairymen Meet.
PORTLAND, Ore July 10. The
national convention of food and dairy
commissioners met in this city. The
passage of a national pure food law
by congress which will provide for
uniform food legislation throughout
tke union will be the principal topic
to come before the convention. The
discussion of tke matter was begun
tkis afternoon and before the conven
tion adjourns a bill to be presented to
will be drawn up.
FARM LANDS IN BIO DEMAND.
Many Farmers from Eastern
Settling in Nebraska.
OMAHA. Neb., July 12. Real estate
men are jubilant over the great de
mand for lands throughout the state
and every flm is busy quoting prices
to eastern and some local investors.
Not only has the demand materially
increased, but the price of land out in
the state has almost doubled during
the last year. One firm that offered
a small farm for f 300 last year refus
ed 1900 for it Tuesday morning.
This increased activity in farm
lands is in the central and southern
parts of the state, there being about
the same demand in the east portion
as last year. Many settlers are com
ing in from the east, attracted by the
glowing accounts sent them by rela
tives and former neighbors, who came
here years ago. They are a thrifty
and industrious lot of people and are
coming here to remain.
An agent for a large real estate
firm, who has just returned from a
trip throughout the state1 said the in
creased demand for farm lands is eas
ily explained when one sees the splen
did crops. "The rain has damaged
the crops very little, generally, though
some individuals have been damaged.
I have never seen a better stand of
corn than we have this year; wheat
and oats are looking fine and farmers
are busy in the harvest fields. Ne
braska can stand more rain than most
any country on earth, and. the har
vest has been very little retarded on
account of wet weather.
"At this time we have more sales
for farm lands pending than ever be
fore in the history of the firm. We
are being offered good prices for land
that one year ago we thought we
would never be able to sell. In Cus
ter county and the southwest portion
of the state a year ago there was no
demand at all for land, but today we
are flooded with applications by east
ern people who desire to settle here.
Nebraska is rapidly coming to the
front as an agricultural stare and its
farm Iand3 are fast being bought up
by a good class of people."
A FARM HAND DROWNED.
Loses His Life While Trying to Cress
COLUMBUS, Neb., July 12. Henry
Wilcke, employed as a farm hand by
August Loseke, thirteen miles north
of Columbus, was drowned while try
ing to cross a slough into which a
flood had backed up from Loseke
creek, forming an island, from which
it was his purpose to drive some cat
'tle. The horse he was riding went
3nto the water unwillingly and lost
bis footing as he finally plunged into
it. going down three times below the
surface before getting out Wilcke,
in some way, lost his balance, per
haps getting caught in the brush.
His employer at a distance saw only
'his hands above the water at the fa
tal moment. The body had not been
recovered when the last messenger
reached town. Wilcke came from
Germany twelve years ago and has
no relatives in this country. He
served two years in the Philippines
.as a private in company E, Thirty
third regiment, provisional volunteers.
Regulars at Elk City.
OMAHA. Neb., July 12. Elaborate
preparations are being made for the
annual encampment and reunion oC
the Douglas County Veterans' associa
tion, to be held at Elk City for four
days, commencing August 19. Here
tofore the reunions have been held
only three days. The executive com
mittee consisting of O. A. Walcott.
chairman; Frank Gelston. secretary;
D. R. Baylor, Eugene Whitney and
Henry Grau. has perfected arrange
ments. D. R. Baylor of Elk City
has control of concessions on the
Among the speakers at the reunion
will be General J. C. Cowin. Judge
C. R. Scott and Judge W. W. Sla
baugh. General Bates has granted
leave for the attendance of a company
of regulars from Fort Crook, and they
will give a daily drilL
The Plattsmouth Bridge.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., July 12.
A large force of experienced bridge
builders arrived from Galesburg, III...
to begin work on the Burlington's
new bridge as soon as the weather
It is believed that if Governor Taft
is successful in his mission to Rome,
Archbishop Ireland will be raised to
the purple at the November consist
ory. His enemies are working to
Harlan County's Bumper Crop.
ORLEANS, Neb., July 12. The'
largest harvest ever gathered in the
county is about completed. The acre
age of wheat is very large and will
average throughout the county not:
less than twenty-five bushels per acrei
Many pieces, it is claimed, will make
forty to forty-five bushels per acrei
The only danger now is in caring for
it properly. Never before has the?
western part of Nebraska been in as
fine shape at this season of the year.'
Money for Orphans' Home.
FREMONT, Neb., July 12. Th
sum. of $5,000 was appropriated at a
meeting of the German Lutheran Or
phans Home society, in this city to'
build an addition to the institution
here which will equal the present
building in size. The money with)
which, to do the work is now in the
treasury and about $1,000 over. All
the old officers and directors were re
elected. Friends of Vie home are en
thusiastic over the outlook-
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The customs receipts for Cuba for
the moatk of Juae amounted to SL
By the explosion of a traction en
gine aear GaiaesvlIIe. Tex, John
Windom, aged 13, and James Carter,
aged 10, were scalded to death.
- Receivers have beea appointed for
the Bay State Gas company and the
Atlantic Match, company, both of New
. The steamer Cumberland was dam
aged $100,000 in a collision In a fog
off Boston with tke steamer Admiral
The British embassy will be trans
ferred within the next few days to
Bar Harbor, to return to Washington,
about October 1.
rjaaiel BL Solomon, a prominent
rjf Sr. Look, dTTat Owens-
boro, Ky.. of sunstroke
Notice has been given of the ap
pointment of Fred Evans of Grand
Island, Neb., as assistant inspector
in the bureau of animal industry.
It is now generally accepted that
the king's coronation will take place
in August. The religious ceremony,
however, will be reduced one-half.
The National School of Agriculture
opened at the State university of
Ohio with the enrollment of fifty stu
dents from the principal colleges of
The Mexican government begins its
new fiscal year with financial condi
tions never surpassed in soundness
during the whole history of Mexico
as an independent nation.
Emil and Edgar Lindborg. 13 and
11 years old respectively, were drown
ed at Rock Island, HI. The lads were
on a raft, which capsized in a rapid,
which had been filled by the recent
Mr. Jacob Tanner and Mrs. Mar
garet Fischer, both, of Jefferson City,
Mo., were married. The groom is a
prominent merchant of that city and
is 77 years old, while his bride i3 72
years of age.
The returns from the fourth class
postofSces of Oklahoma and the
Chickasaw nation to the Guthrie post
office, the depository, covering the
past quarter, amounted to $10,000,
which beats all former records.
Gotebo, a small town in Kiowa
county, O. T., on the Rock Island
railway, was destroyed by fire. Two
blocks, comprising the business por
tion of the town, were destroyed.
The estimated loss is about $25,000,
with, a very light insurance.
The corner stone of. the Omaha au
ditorium was laid in the prexace of
1.000 of the city's prominent citizens.
United States Senator Millard deliv
ered the address of the day, detail
ing the history of the structure.
The Japanese government ha3 vir
tually decided to articipate in the
Louisiana Purchase exposition and
has commenced to prepare estimates
for that proposition. The appropria
tion will amount to about 2.500,000
yen and the Japanese delegates have
already been decided upon.
Five persons were injured, some of
them seriously, in a crossing accident
at Monticello, Minn. The Great
Northern passenger train struck a
double-seated buggy. Harry Evers.
aged 15 years; William Evers, aged
11; Roy Smith, aged 10; Andrew Hall,
-aged 55, and a boy named Nygard
The comptroller of the treasury de
cided that the salaries and expenses
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition
commission should not be paid until
the provision of the act appropriat
ing $5,000,000 for the exposition,
which requires as a condition prece
dent that the directors 3hall contract
to close the gates to visitors on Sun
day during tie whole duration of the
lair, is executed.
Fitzsimmons and Jeffries are pre
paring to move their training camps
to the vicinity of San Francisco. Tef
fries will take up quarters at the Re
liance club, Oakland. Fitz has not
yet selected his quarters. Jeffries
has abandoned road work.
In a thirty-eight foot launch Cap
tain W. Newman and son. aged 16,
will leave from College Point for
Southampton. The boat is 8 feet in
beam with a draught of 2.S. New
man expects to complete the voyage
in about twenty days.
Henry Nikisch, formerly conductor
of the Boston Symphony orchestra,
has been elected principal of rhe
Leipsic Conservatory of Music, which
is probably the German musical in
stitution best known to Americans.
He succeeds Reinecke, the composer.
In pursuance of Emperor William's
desire to adopt good American thing3,
the Prussian railroad minister has
ordered the extension of the Ameri
can baggage check system, which has
been experimented with on the Hamburg-Berlin
William Clark, the Newark thread
manufacturer, died in England in his
It is practically settled that the
United States will abandon its coal
ing station at Triscornia, in Havana
It develops that the naval forces
on the Asiatic station, have been sin
gularly fortunate or careful during
the prevalence of the formidable out
break of cholera in the east. So far
there have been only three deaths
from that disease reported-
It was stated by authority thar J.
P. Morgan ft Co. will exercise their
option upon the Louisville ft Nash
ville stock owned by John W. Gates
and Edwin Hawley. Four per cent
bonds will be issued to take up the
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