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LONDON, July 19 The Rose cor
'respondeat of the Daily Chroalcle says
the pop. is lateaaely diapleaaed at the
way la chich the commission of car
dlaals has conducted the negotiations
with Judge Tatf in the nutter of the
friars la the Philippines.
"I learn from an authoritative
aoorce," says the conespoadeat, "that
besides aanulllag the proceedore of
the commission of cardinals the pope
has summarily dissolved it, express
ing hia views that the American de
mands were reasonable and signifying
his readiness to treat with Judge Taft
ROME. July 18 The following note
from the Yaticaa was presented to
Governor Taft last night:
"I hasten to acknowledge the receipt
ef the letter by which you kindly com
anniented to me the cablegram from
Secretary Root, answering my note
of July 9, which explained the counter
project of the Vatican for the regula
tion of religious affairs in the Philip
pines. .While thanking you for this
Important communication. I am hap
' py to assure you that the holy see
has learned with the liveliest satisfac
tion the high consideration in which
Mr. Root and the government of the
United States holds the fitness of the
measures, which the Vatican Inde
pendently of the solution of any
economic question designed taking to
ameliorate the religious situation in
the archipelago and to cooperate in
the pacification of the people under
American sovereignty. The measures
are indicated in my memorandum of
June 21, and by letter of July 9. These
declarations of Mr. Root do honor to
the deep political wisdom of the gov
ernment of the United States, which
knows how to appreciate the happy
Influence of the holy see for the relig
ious and civil elevation of the people,
"With equal satisfaction the pontiff
has taken into account the assurances
of Secretary Root that the American
authorities in the Philippines and at
.Washington will put forth all possi
ble efforts to maintain the good un
derstanding happily established with
the authorities of the Catholic church.
On his part the pontiff will not fall
io give the apostolic delegation soon
to be sent to the Philippines the most
precise instructions according to my
"The lines for future negotiations.
Indicated in the notes having been
accepted by Secretary Root, the rep
resentative of the Vatican in the archi
pelago wil lenter Into relations with
the authorities in the Philippines on
the four points Indicated by Mr. Root
at the end of his cablegram.
"The holy see does not doubt that
mutual confidence combined with the
action of the American government
will readily produce a happy solution
of the pending questions, auguring for
that new country an era of peace and
"It is my agreeable duty in ending
this letter to be able to render homage
to the very great courtesy and high
capacity with which you have filled
the delicate mission which the gov
ernment and president of the United
States delegated to you. Willingly I
add that the favorable result of the
negotiations must be attributed in
very large part to your high personal
"While flattering myself that this
first success will be a guarantee of the
happy Issue of ulterior negotiations
!n Manila, I have the honor to be,
Governor Taft was informed last
night that the pope bad fixed July 21
for his farewell audience. Governor
Taft will start Saturday for Vallom
hrosa, near Florence, where he will
stay with his family until Monday,
whea he will return for his audience
with the pope.
Fight a Fatal Duel.
WICHITA. Kan., July 19. Dr. H.
G. Greenland and Ben Bearman fought
a duel in a saloon at Okarche. O. T..
after midnight this morning. Dr.
Greenland was shot through the hArt
and died instantly. Bearman
hot In the head, but not fatally.
King Finally Fixes Date.
LONDON. July 19. An official no
tification was issued yesterday morn
ing that by the king's command the
coronation of King Edward and Queen
Alexandra will take place August 9.
Rehearsals of the processions from
Buckingham palace to Westminster
abbey took place yesterday morning
and the officials of the various state
departments concerned 1b the abbey
ceremony are again busy with prep
arations for the coming crowning.
Tailor Shoots His Wife.
NEW YORK, July. 19. Hyman
HoCmaa, ft Russian tailor. Shot his
wftfe, Sophia, through the mouth early
today and then killed himself by
wallowing carbolic add. Mrs. Hoff
man is living, but it is feared she
win die. Hoffman had been driak
tag heavily of late and his wife had
ciuoril bis arrest for disorderly con
duct. He was sentenced to sixty
days and had only receaily been re-
had four chUdrea.
THEIR WORK FOR THE YEAR.
R la Outlined by the Nebraska Society
far the Promotion anal Improve.
ment ef Religious Education.
Ob the 5th and Cth of hut April a
holy of Christian ministers and lay
men met in the parlors of the First
Congregational church of Lincoln. The
call for this religious conference waa
lowed by E. Benjamin Andrews, W. F.
Dana and B. L. Hiaman on behalf of
the Ualvereity of Nebraska, and by
B. M. Long, H. O. Rowlands and M. A.
Bullock on behalf of the Lincoln Pas
The result was a fair attendance
and a, most interesting discussion. A
permanent organization was made by
the election of Prof. Charles Fordyce,
Wesleyan university, as president; T.
M. Hodgman, University of Nebraska,
secretary, and a board of managers
Chancellor ILB. Andrews, N. M.JIann,
Omaha; President George Sutherland,
Grand Inland college; W. G. Whit
more. Valley, and Prof. A. B. Fair
child, Doane college.
At ft session of the officers and man
agers held Aril 11 it was decided,
among other matters, to call the or
ganisation "The Nebraska Society for
the Promotion and Improvement of Re
ligious Education," and the committee
whose names are signed to this arti
cle waa Instructed to prepare an ad
dress setting forth the origin and im
mediate purposes of the society.
The names of the men who initiated
and who are carrying on this move
ment ire a sufficient guarantee that
it is non-sectarian but wholly Chris
tian. In a modest way the society
aspires to do its share in laying the
foundations of faith broader and
Unaided, this society can do little,
but with the cordial cooperation of
the religious leaders in Omaha, Grand
Island. Hastings and Beatrice it is
hoped to hold district conferences In
these centers during the fall and win
ter. A splendid opportunity for the
agitation of the topics below is pre
sented to the many denominational
gatherings that occur this summer.
We appeal to those having these pro
grams in charge to provide a place
for the discussion of some of the top
ics about to be stated. The secretary
will be grateful if the best of these
papers are sent him. To a limited ex
tent the society can furnish speakers
if request is made to the secretary.
In the judgment of the society the
best results will come by concentrat
ing attention this year upon the ad
mitted decay of parental religious in
struction and the query as to whether
bible school teaching in its present
condition is a full equivalent
To what is this decay due? Is it
a dimming of faith? Are the exac
tions of society and business robbing
the religious life? Is confusion of
thought arising from the wider dis
semination of agnostic literature?
Does the breaking down of denomina
tional barriers undermine the convic
tions of the Individual? Is it a nat
ural timidity incident to the loss of
the habit of religious meditation and
self-analysis Induced by the old cate
chising system? Or is it another il
lustration of the modern spirit of spe
cialisation whereby the parent delib
erately commits the religious training
of his child to the supposedly better
equipped bible school teacher?
Upon the last point there is in the
minds of careful observers a grave
doubt as to whether the confidence of
the parent is not-misplaced. What
are the reasons for the weakness of
the bible school instruction? Why do
the young men and women so easily
drop out of the Sunday school?
Admitting that the great burden of
religious training rests upon the bible
school, does it not behoove us to
the remedy? A great looseness of
the remedy? A great looseness of in
religious thought, a fatal flabbiness
in religious conviction characterize
our young people. There is reform de
manded somewhere. Other states are
awakening to this fact. Shall Ne
braska lag behind?
(Signed.) CHARLES FORDYCE,
A. B. FAIRCHILD.
T. M. HODGMAN,
Corn ia Prey of Chinchbuos.
FREMONT. Neb., July 21. Farmers
report considerable damage being
done to early corn by chinchbugs.
They come from wheat fields from
which the wheat has been harvested
and confine their attention to the out
Some husbands are devoted to their
wives and some are devoted to them
selves. Active Work on Coal Mine.'
WAHOO, Neb., July 21. Active
work on the Swedeburg coal mine
shaft is now in progress, and any
Skepticism that may have existed in
the minds of some regarding the stock
company's further action in develop
ment work has been removed. The
company "strongly maintains that the
Substance is there in paying quanti
ties, not only of coal but valuable
clays, and they have no hesitancy in
sinking a shaft.
Money in the River.
FAIRBURT. Neb., July 21. While
Sid Houghtelin was engaged in repair
ing some damages upon the Houghte
lin ft McDowell mill dam, a pocket-
book containing $270 dropped from his
.pocket into the flume of the dam. A
ihandkerchief which was wrapped
around the pocketbook was later fish
led from the water, but all efforts to
jregalB the purse or its conteata were
A FAMINE IN MEAT
GERMANY GETTING FORETASTE
OF THE PROBABLE FUTURE.
WMY THE SCAilCiTY PREVAILS
OM Stocks Almost Exhausted ami
Now Importation. Insufficient For
mor Supply Finale Other Market
Short on Cattle Supply.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Consul
General Mason at Frankfort reports
to the state department the text of
the regulations governing the meat in
spection laws of Germany, which is of
vital Interest to meat packers of this
country. After a thorough discussion
of the various paragraphs of the bill
relating to the Importation of meats
and meat producing animals into Ger
many, Consul General Mason says:
"Although the principal features of
the law have long been made familiar
through consular and press reports, a
brief resume of some of Its more Im
portant provisions, especially those
which will affect the Importation of
meats and animals, may be of present
Interest. Under paragraph 12, fresh
moats can only be imported in whole
carcasses. Carcasses of cattle and hogs,
hat not of calves, are to be left
together and accompanied in all cases
by the head, lungs, heart and kidneys.
Cow beef must have the udder attach
ed and carcasses of pork must include
the tongue. Excepting hams, bacon
and intestines, no piece of pickled,
smoked.or otherwise preserved meat
weighing less than 8.8 pounds may be
imported into Germany. When to all
this is added the prohibition of meats
preserved with borax or boracic acid,
or with any of several other anti
septic salts, it will be evident that the
net effect of the new system will be
to more or less diminish the supply
and increase the cost of meats for
consumption in this country. Already
some premonitory symptoms of such
influence are noticed.
"The Berliner Tageblatt makes the
following comment: 'The meat in
spection law throws its shadow be
forea meat famine is in sight. Old
stocks of preserved meats have become
exhausted, and the countries which for
merly supplied Germany with meats
have for the most part found other
markets, and our import of cattle and
fresh meats is steadily diminishing.
Hamburg and Berlin have this week
enjoyed a foretaste of what will hap
pen when the meat inspection law shall
have entered Into full force. It oc
curred at Hamburg on Saturday, June
14, that many butchers had no beef to
sell because Denmark had sent very
few cattle and because the rest of Ger
many and Austria had furnished only
a meagre supply for part of the week.
Berlin had to pay on Saturday at the
cattle market, for the few available
animals that were to be had, actual
WAITS FOR THE CORONATION.
King to Remain on Royal Yacht
Until Time for the Event.
LONDON, July 18. The reports re
garding King Edward's health con
tinue to be most satisfactory. He
will remain, on the royal yacht off
Cowes. Isle of Wight, until August 8.
and will return to the RoadsteaA af
ter the coronation.
It has been definitely decided that
the British fleet will reassemble off
Portsmouth for the coronation review.
The Japanese squadron has been in
structed to return there and it is
understood that other foreign coun
tries will also be represented.
The royal yacht will, it is under
stood, remain off Cowes about a fort
night if the weather continues fine
and the king may then take a trip
down the channel. The doctors are
anxious that their patient shall not
be occasioned the slightest discomfort
or inconvenience, and instructions
have been issued to skippers and pi
lots navigating vessels through the
Solent to slow down when passing
the Victoria and Albert in order to
prevent unnecessary oscillation.
Team Stolen at St. Edward.
ST. EDWARD, Neb., July 19. A
fine black driving team, together with
buggy and set of harness, belonging
to Ed De Ware of this place, was
stolen from his stable.
Mrs. Patterson Dead.
DENVER, Colo., July 18. Mrs.
Thomas M. Patterson, wife of Sena
tor Patterson of Colorado, died this
evening of nervous prostration.
Maine Makes Trial Trip.
PHILADELPHIA, July 18. The new
battleship Maine, built by the Cramps
to replace the ill-fated Maine, returned
after a satisfactory builders -trial at
sea. The new war vessel proved itself
to be a very speedy ship for its size,
it averaging 18.29 knots an hour over a
measured course. Its contract calls for
a speed of thirteen knots. In a pre
liminary run the Maine for thirty min
utes ran at the rate of 18.90 knots an
To Accept Terms Proposed. -PEKIN.
July 18. General Yuan
Shai-Kai. the governor of Chi-Li prov
ince, and the Chinese foreign office,
have decided to accept the terms pro
posed for the withdrawal of the for
eign troops from Tien Tsla and will
so notify the ministers July 19, unless
the dowager empress disapproves of
their action. This decisioa will be a
surprise to the ministers, who expect
ed the Chinese would eadeavor to ob
tain better terms.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 23. 1902
BALFOUR IS IN THE CHAIR.
New Premier Presides at the First
Meeting of the New Cabinet
LONDON, July 18. The premier,
A. J. Balfour, presided ia the foreign
office at the first cabinet meeting of
the new administration.
The colonial secretary, Joseph
Chamberlain, was sufficiently recov
ered from the effects of the cab acci
dent to be able to attend. He was
pale, but otherwise showed no signs
of his injuries.
The meeting of the cabinet gave
fresh impetus to the reconstruction
reports. The most interesting of
these for America is the suggestion,
that the duke of . Marlborough will
succeed Lord Curzon of Kendleston
as viceroy of India, but there is not
the least possibility of any such ap
pointment! It spears very doubtful If Lord Cur
zon" will comeITome beT6felhe ex
piration of his term of office. As ft
matter of fact, there is no appoint
ment which could be offered him, ex
cept the foreign office, which would
be a promotion from the vlceroyalty
of India, and there Is no indication
that Lord Lansdowne has any inten
tion of retiring.
DREAM OF CECIL RHODES.
Before Many Years Opening Up of
Dark Continent by Rail.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Before
many years the world may be aston-;
ished to find that the long fostered?
dream of the late Cecil Rhodes for,
the oenlng up of the Dark Continent'
has become a reality, and that a con
secutlve line of steel rails wll
stretch from Cairo to Cape Town.;
The state department made public to-
day an interesting report on railroad1
development In Africa from United"
States Consul Ravendal, at Beirutj
bearing date of May 10. The consul
says that by an agreement signed atj
Brussels the previous month by Rob-,
ert Williams with the king of the,
Belgians the German route was aban-j
doned and the railway from Cairo to'
the cape is to be carried through the
Congo Free State to the upper wat-,
ers of the Nile. From Stanley Falls1
on the upper Congo a railroad is to
be built to Mahagi on Lake Albert
Nyanza, and this connection will sup
ply the missing link between the cape'
and Egyptian railways.
CROMWELL CONFERS WITH HAY.
Discusses Panama Canal Question
While on a Visit.
WASHINGTON. July 18. Mr. Crom-.
well, of counsel of. the Panama" Canal
company, had an interview with Sec
retary Hay today respecting the isth
mian canal project Mr. Cromwell
will sail Saturday for Paris, where he
will be in position to render any de
sired assistance to Attorney General
Knox and Mr. Russell in reference to
the settlement of the title to the Pan
Save the general statement that the
negotiations between the United
States and Colombia are progressing
satisfactorily, neither party at today's
conference had any statement to make
as to what took place.
Mr. Corea and Mr. Calve, represent
ing Nicaragua and Costa Rica, had,
long interviews with Secretary Hay.
on the canal question. They have not
abandoned hope that the choice of a
route will yet revert to Nicaragua.
TO REBUILD THE CAMPANILE.
Offers of Money, Some from America;
for the Purpose Received.
VENICE, Italy, July 18. Offers of
money to aid in rebuilding the cam
panile continue to be received from)
abroad, including offers from Ameri
ca, but there is a disposition to make,
its reconstruction a purely national'
affair and to rebuild the structure'
exactly as it was prior to the collapse
without foreign assistance. The cost
is estimated at 6,000,000 lire.
The bronze gate of the Logetta of
San Sovino was found beneath the
debris, twisted and with one of the.
lions broken. There is hope that the
pictures by Tintoretto and others
may be saved.
Three-fourths of the piazza of San
Marco is covered with debris and
traffic is completely stopped.
Wood Defers Visit.
WASHINGTON, July 18. General
Wood has decided to defer his visit to
the president at Oyster Bay until early,
next week in order to complete certain
work assigned him by the secretary of.
war in connection with the radical'
changes ordered in the uniforms of the
Root to Sail for Europe.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Secretary
Root will sail for Europe July 24 on
La Savoie. He had contemplated sail
ing August 2 and had engaged pass
age for that date, but received an
invitation from General Horace Por
ter. United States ambassador to
France, to sail with him on the Sa
voie on the earlier date and has ac
cepted. Secretary Root, as now ar
ranged, expects to return to the Uni
ted States about the ,6th of August.
Drape Dead in Cora Field.
AINSWORTH. Neb., July 19. As
an old man named B. H. Bacon was
plowing corn he suddenly dropped
dead of heart disease. He had been
engaged in shipping old iron from
this point, but was a comparative
stranger, no one seeming to know
where he came from. ' He leave a
daughter here. He was about1 80
years of age.
Proaaets are oftaa without
I bat ooMosb witaout oa
WORK ONCE MORE
STRIKING FREIGHT HANOLERS
'TAKE THEIR OLD PLACES.
WTMTY AGAIN IS THE OMEB
iwHMitae Quantities of Freight Ruoh
ed Out by the Wholesale Merchants
oirtlmatc4 Cert of the Strike ia
Tom Million Dollars.
CHICAGO, July 17. Renewed activ
ity on the part of Chicago business
smb followed the settlement of the
freight handlers' and teamsters' strike
yesterday and at the close of business
hoars thousands of tons of freight
had beea sent to and from the various
freight depots. Every one of tke 24.
09 who could obtain employment had
returned to work by 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. The strike, it Is estimated,
cost the business men of Chicago $10,
OO.vOO and in order to guard against
a contingency in the future they are
preparing to inaugurate an educa
tional campaign in opposition to the
The labor unions will be asked to
forego the use of this impotent
weapon. Business interests which
suffered during the strike will Join in.
pledging themselves, it is said, not to1
sign union agreements which do not
guard them against these strikes.
On the other hand the labor unions
are fighting to secure the right to ah
rogate agreements for the purpose of
ordering sympathetic strikes. ;
The freight handlers blame the na-
tlonal officers of the teamsters for the
loss of the strike. They declare that;
the strike shows the necessity for in-,
corporating in all agreements a re-'
nervation which will permit strikes.
Credit for the settlement rests with,
the state board of arbitration. It was
the adoption of the suggestion of that'
board which led to the action of the
freight handlers' union in declaring1
the struggle with the railroads at an
At the same time it is probable that
even had the state board not made its'
suggestions, the fight would have been
practically over today, as the major
ity of the freight handlers had re
turned to work beore the mass meet
ing at which the strike was called'
off officially had convened. It was a
knowledge of this fact that had much
to do with the action taken by the
union. However, the proposition made
by the state board of arbitration en-,
abled the freight handlers to retire
gracefully from the-fieldV
MEET DEATH IN UTAH MINE.
Powder Magazine Explodes at the
PARK CITY. Utah. July 17. Two,
powder magazines at the 1,200-foot
level of the Daly-West mine exploded
about 1 o'clock this morning, causing
a loss of life that at present cannot
be estimated nor even guessed at-
At 4 o'clock twenty-seven men had
been taken out of the mine dead and
several others had been recovered in
a half-dazen condition. These were
all brought out through the Ontario,
mine shaft, which is a mile distant
from the Daly-West, in which the ex
plosion occurred. The 1,200-foot lev
el of the Daly-West corresponds to
and is connected by tunnel with the
00-foot level of the Ontario.
In the Daly-West between 100 and
150 men were at work. In the On
tario were nearly 100, it is believed.
PARK CITY, Utah, July 17. Thirty-five
miners were killed in the Daly
West and Ontario mines twenty-nine
in the Daly-West and six in the On
tario. The disaster was the result of
an explosion occasioned by John
Burgy, a miner, going into one of the
magazines of the Daly-West with a
lighted candle. His act cost him his
life and the lives of many other min
ers beside. His body was blown to
atoms. All the other victims are rec
ognizable, their faces being easily
identified by relatives and friends.
Whisky Price Goes Up.
PEORIA. 111., July 17. The price of
whisky advanced 1 cent this morning
on the Peoria board of trade. That
brings the price up to $1.31 per gal
lon on a basis of finished goods.
Cholera in Philippines.
MANILA, July 17. Cholera is still
spreading in the provinces. The pro
vincial totals are 14,567 cases and
10,937 deaths. Manila averages forty
General Smith Guilty.
WASHINGTON, July 17. Secre
tary Root brought from Oyster Bay
tie findings in the case of General
Jacob H. Smith, tried by court-martial
at Manila on account of orders Issued
to Major Waller. General Smith was
found guilty of the charges by the
court and sentenced to be admonish
ed by the reviewing authority. The
president has so admonished General
Smith, and retired him under the law
age of 62.
-Union Pacific Stays In.
CHICAGO. July 17. The Western
Passenger association has issued a
circular canceling announcement of
withdrawal of the Union Pacific from
the Western Immigration bureau. The
aaaouacement is takes as an indica
tion that the differences of the bureau
over the immigration business have
been adjusted at the Colorado
Springs meeting. It is presumed that
the Santa Fe and Southera Pacific
receded from their former demands.
BOND TO PAY DEPOSITORS.
SwjcMisWsra of German Bank of Mar
desk to Wind Up Affairs.
" LINCOLN. Neb., July 19. Acting
la accordance with a section of the
Nebraska banking act, the state board
of banking today approved the bond
the stockholders of Jthe defunct Ger
man bank of Murdock, under which
the stockholders agree to pay all
claims against the institution withla
the next six months. By the terms of
the agreement they are to be given
possession of all of the paper and
records of the bank. They will wind
up its affairs in their own way, but
are liable for all deposits and bills
outstanding. It- Is understood that
the stockholders will appoint C. F.
Cushman, cashier of the Bank of
Murdock, as trustee. The liabilities
of the defunct bank are approximately
$40,000. The paper of the bank is said
to be good for Its face value. Mr.
Cuthman was one of the stockholders
of the Institution. Under this ar
rangement no receiver will bo ap
pointed. The bond is for $70,000.
The German bank of Murdock was
closed by order of the state banking
board two weeks ago, it having been
learned that one of its officers had
been guilty of a direct violation of
the law. This violation was the Issu
ance of a certificate of deposit for
$3,000. without having it registered
in the bank, or the deposit credited.
LOOKS INTO STOCK THEFTS.
Men Accused of Rustling on Trial at
GREELEY, Neb., July 19. District
court convened here with Judge John
R. Thompson on the bench and quite
an array of outside legal talent in
This session of the court promises
to be of a good deal of interest on ac
count of the alleged cattle and horse
thieves that are to be before it Mike
Lamb and Marr, alias Hill, will be
the chief figures, both being charged
with securing a carload of cattle and
half a dozen horses and mules and
running them off. For ten or a dozen
years a gang In the northeast part of
this and the edge of Boone and Wheel
er counties have been operating with
more or less frequency and success,
many cattle, hogs and horses have
gotten away that could not be traced,
but now and then the parties have
been apprehended and partial punish
ment meted to them. Two of them
have been in the penitentiary for
short terms, and three have been shot
and killed in the last six years.
Will Enlarge Orphans' Homo.
FREMONT,, Neb., July 1?. An ad
dition 40x16 and three stories In
height is to be built to the main
building of the orphans' home. The
school building will be moved some
distance to the north. The board of
directors decided to petition the city
council to extend the water works
system to their building. The finan
cial condition of the orphanage is far
better than ever before and there is
enough money in the treasury to erect
the new addition.
Reward Offered for Murderer.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 19. Acting
Governor Steele issued a proclama
tion announcing the state's reward of
$200 for the apprehension of Charles
J. Alexander, wanted for the murder
of Charles Hall at Madison on July 4.
Hall, an Omaha gambler, was shot
down in cold blood, Alexander walk
ing boldly down the street to a horse
and escaping without injury. He has
not been seen or heard of since.
Opposes Adjunct School Law.
FREMONT, Neb., July 19. The ad
junct school district law passed by
the last session of the legislature
meets with little favor in this county.
Of the eighty-three school districts in
the county of the vote on the propo
sition have been received from all but
nineteen. It was defeated In all of
them and the total majority against
It in the county is about 200.
Grasshoppers Dying Off.
CALLAWAY, Neb., July 19. Grass
hoppers In this locality are dying by
the millions, and farmers cannot ex
plain the cause. They crawl up to
the top of whatever they are on and
fasten their feet in a deadly grip and
die. A bunch of the dead hoppers
has been sent to Prof. Bruner of the
3tate experimental station for exam
ination. Pass Counterfeit Money.
HASTINGS, Neb.. July 19. A cou
ple of counterfeiters struck Hastings
and succeeded In exchanging several
spurious coins for the genuine article.
Young Man Drowns in Lake.
SARONVILLE. Neb., July 19.
Hardy Aspegren, son of Adolph As
norron. a Dooular young man, was
drowned In Peterson's lake
Ainsworth to Have a Carnival.
AINSWORTH, Neb.. July 19. At a
mass meeting of citizens it was de
cided by a unanimous vote to hold a
carnival in Ainsworth September 16,
HI. 18, and 19, 1902.
Farmers' Telephone Line.
WOOD RIVER. Neb.. July 19. H.
Jhester Denny, general manager of
C-he Nebraska Telephone company, is
in the city with a gang of men and
Is getting the material ready for the
erection of the farmers' telephone
line to connect with the Wood River
xcbange. The company has con
tracted with fifty farmers for tele
phones, and this, with the town sys
tem, will give the Wood River ex
change 190 telephones.
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The plague has broken out at Odes
The presldeat has issued a commis
sion to Director Merriam under the
;new permanent census law, as dlrec
tor of Vie census.
1 Thirty persons were drowned by
.fthe siaklBg of a small passenger
steamer on the Luge river, near
" The government paid $660,000 for
-the transport Grant in 1898. Now
'the Grant is for sale, and the best
;bid the government can get Is $51,-
Andrew Carnegie has given 10.08
iko Eastbourne, Sussex, for the estab
lishment of a library for which the
lduke of Devonshire has given the
ExjPresident Igleasias of Costa
Rico has issued a challenge to the au
thor of certain ananymous letters in
the local papers. A sensational duel
A. S. Humphreys has resigned as
circuit judge at Honolulu, after pro
longed difficulties with local lawyers
on account of his severity in court
The police of Cleveland. O.. have
ordered all fortune tellers and clair
voyants to quit business or leave the
city, on account of the recent swind
ling of visitors.
The Helena Wateiworks company
notified the city that its bill for June
not having been paid, it would shut
off water for fire and sewer purposes
at noon, July 24.
The Vienna correspondent of the
Daily Mail says official reports re
ceived describe a. formidable Mace
donian rising in the Vilayet of 'Mona
stic European Turkey.
The sheriff at Forsythe, Mont, ar
rested James Kelsey, who is under
indictment in the federal court at
Kansas City, charged with forging the
pension papers of his father.
An imperial decree has been Issued
giving the American China Develop
ment company authority to issue $40.
000.000 in bonds, to complete the rail
road from Hankow to Canton.
A formidable Macedonian uprising
is reported in European Turkey. The
rebels withstood 1,000 Turk'sh regu
lars for a week, but were finally dis
persed. Massacre and pillage fol
lowed. The Bourse is urging a repeal of
the law prohibiting the dealing in
grain futures, which, they allege,
gives American grain exchanges a
dominant influence over the German.
The remains of a boy supposed to
be George Meyer of Chicago were
brought to Council Bluffs from Un
derwood, where the boy had been
killed by a freight train on the Rock
Mrs. William Pike, charged with
attempting to murder her husband,
was discnargea at a preiimiuwj
hearing at Rockwell City, Iowa. Her
son, under arrest as being implicated,
was also released.
Frank Harris, while on a train
hear Doe Run, Mo., was shot and
killed by Bill Dooley, anl a large
posse is looking for the murderer.
The shooting is the result of an old
feud between the two families.
C. E. Ward, private secretary to
the president of the Great Western
railroad at Chicago, committed sui
cide at Canon City, Colo., by shoot
ing himself In the head. He was
suffering from nervous prostration.
At Christiana, Norway, the United
States warships Illinois, Chicago and
Albany were decorated, and joined
with the other ships In firing a salute
on the arrival of King Oscar. His
majesty invited Rear Admiral Crown
inshields and staff and the command
ers of the Albany and Chicago to dine
at the palace, July 17.
Another severe shock of earthquake
is reported to have occurred at Sa
lonlca. The fall of the Bastile was gener
ally and effervescently celebrated in
Paris, with carnivals, illuminations
and outdoor dancing.
Miss Etta M. Maddox has been ad
mitted to the bar of Maryland. She
is the first woman lawyer in the state.
ohe queen of the Belgians, who bas
been suffering for some time from
heart disease, has suffered a relapse
and her condition is critical.
Rumors of the approaching resig
nation of Lord Milner, governor of
the Transvaal, are denied.
Marconi has received wireless sig
nals at Cronstadt, Russia, from the
Cornwall station, 1,400 miles away.
Mrs. Maria J. C. Mason, the nearest
descendant of Thomas Jefferson, died
suddenly at Alto, Va.
Former Governor F. M. Drake of
Iowa is reported to have made over
$1,000,000 through the recent rise of
Mrs. Elizabeth Daly, 73, the mother
of Dan Daly, Lucy Daly Ward, Mar
guerite Daly Vokes and Captain Billy
Daly, is dead at Boston.
George Newnes. owner of the news
paper Strand in London, was danger
ously hurt in his automobile.
The postmaster general has issued
orders to the postmasters of the
country for the redemption of uncan
celled and unserviceable portal cards.
The new order takes effect August 1,
and authorizes the payment of 75 per
cent of the value ef cards.
Joseph Callaway, aged sixty-two.
member of Quantrell's band during
the civil war, was iitabbed and fatally
wounded at Lexington, Mo., by Doc
Johnson, who escaped, but was cap
tured by a posse aftvr being surround
ed in the woods for several hours.
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