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VOLUME XXXIILH5UMBEE 21.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 27. 192.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.185.
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MANILA GIVES CIVIL GOVEftNOfl
A ROUSING WELCOME.
ONE GLOMUS GALA MY
Chaffee Returns, but is U
Not Yet DetermfRed What ts Oc
with Mercs Taft Report on
tiations at Rctne.
ilANILA, Acs. 2Z. Civil Governor
Taft readied here at daylight on board
the gunboat General Alvala, from, the
Straits settlement. He "was welcomed
srith an enthusiastic popular demon
stration. The day has been made a holiday.
Eight arches were erected. Twenty
thmsand native fronr -adjotniiis-iH'ev
inces participated in the demonstra
tions in honor of the governor's ar
rival. Th-re was a parde of vessels
in the bay and thirty decorated cra't
carrying members cf the civil commis
sion, military eSeers and the recep
tion committee met the gunboat down
the beach and escorted it to the en
trance of the Pasig river. The gov
ernor tvas escorted by a large proces
sion to the palace in the -walled city,
-where a pubbc reception was held.
Responding to an rddress of wel
come. Governor Taft ourlmed the ne
gotiations at Rome and srid that all
church questions were progressing to
ward a satisfactory settlement. The
governor said the action taken by con
gress concerning the Philippine islands
showed that the American people hon
estly desired to help the Filipinos.
The Americans were determined the
islands should not be exploited by
Americans at the expense of the Fil
ipinos. Governor Taft predicted that
eventually the archipelago will have
practically free trade and he congrat
ulated the Filipino people on the res
toration of peace. He advised the Fil
ipinos to till their soil rather than
waste time in senseless political agi
tation: He asked for their confidence
and -support. Governor Taft was giv
en an ovat!on on the streets during
his progress to the palace, and hrt re
ceived another ovation at his recep
tion. Genera! Chaffee returned to ilanila
today from his tour of the southern
islands. He has not taken definite
action against the Mindanao Mercs.
He regards the situation there as un
certain, but not critical. General
Chaffe still hopes that moral suasion
may prevent a conflict, and has di
rected Captain. John. J. Parshing of
the Fifteenth infantry, commander of
the American column at Lake Lauao,
to open communication with the sul
tan of Bacolcd and ascertain the rea
son for the repeated attacks by Mores
en American soldiers when the latter
were not offensive. He will await a
renly from the sultan before taking
farther steps. At one place General
Chaffee conferred with a number of
Moro chiefs, including some from the
Lake Lanao district. The conference
was quite friendly and the leading
chief agreed n visit Captain Pershing.
ARMY AND NAVY TO CLASH.
Play at War is to Be Continued by
WASHINGTON. D. C. Aug. 23. The
general plan of the joint army am
navy maneuvers, which are to begin
August 23, as agreed to by Major Mac
Arthur and Rear Adimrai Higginson.
the respective commanders of the land
and sea forces at their recent Newport
conference, have reached Washington
aad tho instructions which will be is
sued by the two branches of th ser
vice to the opponents in the war game
will be prepared here.
These instructions will be of the
same character as those which were
issued to the commanders of the -rhite
and blue squadrons, uhich now are
' v-iting with each other off the New
jEschmd ccast. Later on. when the
jeint maneuvers begin. th character
. Gf the problem, as worked cut by the
war board, together with the instruc-
. tiGns and the rules governing the con
test, will be made public
Charged wttn Murder.
GT7THRIS. O. T- Au. 23. Wil
.'liam Smiley, formerly a deputy sher
iff at St. Joseph. Mc and his wife
have been arrested in the Wichita
mountains and are now being taken
overland to Lawton. They are charg
ed, together with Charies Dixon, with,
the murder of Edward Winn and the
shooting of Alexander Winn on Au
gust 14. near WiWmau. O. T.. in a
dispute over a
lineral claim in the
Thcmas Lip ton in Accident.
LONDON. Aug. 23. Sir Thomas
Upton was in an automobile accident
while coming to town today from his
country house. His rwelve-horse pow
er car. which he was driving himself.
skicced on the street car rails at
Wcodgren and crashed violently into
the ircn railing bordering the read.
The car -cms wrecked and the railing
was smashed for a considerable dis
tance, but Sir Thcmas escaped "with a
shock aad a few bruises-
Hcitow Plugs In His Ncse.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22- An. ac
ddental blow- en Henry Miller's nose. ;
inflicted by- William Courtleigh dur
ing the performance of "Camille at a
local theater en Wednesday night,
canted the blood to flow, but at the
tiiiT so serious damage was sapposed
ta have resulted- A. careful examina- J
ri however, ttxs shown that the
nose was fractured in three places
s-i. Mr. Miller is cow obliged to wear
SCHOOL LAND LEASE CONTRACT
Haiders Are Anxisas to Ossats Fall
LINCOLN. Neb., Aug. 25. Recent
comment regarding the apsficatkm
for the traasformatioa of lease cok
tracts an school land into sale corn
tracts has had the effect at greatly
increasing the correspoKdeBce of- tie
land commissioner's office, for lease
solders all over fixe state are asxiosa
to obtain full posaeasioa sad owner
ship of their land.
Under the law which remained on
the statute books of the state from
1573 till 1S37 a lease holder was en
titled to purchase the land he occu
pied, provided he fulfilled all the ob
ligations or the contract and would
pay the state the full appraised value
of the land. The legislature of 1897
repealed this law. Former Tand
Commissioner Wolfe held that the re-
peal of the law invalidated the con
tracts, and therefore he rejected all
applications for the purchase of land
Mr. Follmer regrets that he is forced
to take a dierent stand, for he
-would prefer to have the state keep
all of the school land, but he recog
nizes the fact that the contracts en
tered into by the state under the old
law cannct be repudiated. Holders of
leases given prior to 1S73 have also
asked to buy their rented land, but
all of their applications have by both
commissioners been rejected, for the
law undr which their lease coarracts
were given made no provision by
which they could buy the land, as
was expressly provided in the subse
Any person desiring to purchase
land under a lease contract given be
tween 1S73 and 1S37 must pay all ex
penses of appraisement, review or re
appraisement, and they must be will
ing to pay the full market value of
the land. This will be determined by
the value of land in the immediate
vicinity. If land in the neighborhood
is -worth $25 per acre on the market,
the lease holder must pay that
amount or else be satisfied with his
It is estimated that there are up
ward cf 1.000 000 acres of land now
occupied under leases given between
the vears 1S73 and 1S37.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
The Authorities Are Predicting an In
LINCOLN. Neb.. Aug. 25. Students
will soon begin to gather in Lincoln
for the thirty-second annual session
of the University of Nebraska. The
authorities of the institution predict
an increasing attendance aad are pre
paring for more than the usual num
ber on the opening days of registra
tion. On September S the university
school of music will open its ses
sion and two days later the lectures
will begin in the affiliated school of
medicine at Omaha. From Septem
ber 16 to 19 inclusive there will be
examinations and registration. On
September 20 Chancellor Andrews
will deliver his annual opening ad
dress to the students and on Septem
ber 22 the regular class work of the
first semester will begin.
Brawn County Woman Wins Prize.
LONG PINE. Neb.. Aug. 25. Last
spring an eastern seed company of
fered a prize of $50 for the best on
ions uiuwu from their seed. Mrs.
George Hulsiiizer, who lives north of
town, sent them a sample of her on
ions and has been notified that she
is the winner of the prize. This
speaks well for Brown county in com
petition with the rest of the country.
Bassett is Building Up.
EASSETT. Neb- Aug. 25. Eassett.
the seat of the government of Rock
county is experiencing a great boom
in all lines of business. Several ele
gant and costly residences- and busi
ness blocks are being erected, a new
bank is to open its doors in a very
short time, a fraternal building to
cost not less than 57,000 or 3S.000 is
to be constructed.
Lightning Destroys Bam.
OSCEOLA. Neb- Aug. 25. In the
storm the barn of Jacob Deeds, six
miles southwest of this place, was
struck by lightning and burned, to
gether with a quantity of grain, hay
and two head of horses.
Run Over by tne Cars.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb- Aug. 25.
Stephen A. Davis was accidentally
run down by a freight car at Cedar
Creek and instantly killed. Deceased
was srzry-ave Tears old and had resid
ed in Cass county since ISan,
Scy Drowned Near Wahcc
WAHOO, Neb. Aug. 25. Roy. aged
twenty-three, son of ex-County Treas
urer J. L. Coleman, was drowned
while in bathing with other young
men. none of whom were good swim
mers. Restore the Old Style R
FREMONT. Neb- Aug. 23. The
board of education has adopted a rule
restoring the old recess interval of
I fifteen minutes eaca m tne morning
Wants Out of Penitentiary.
UNCOLN. Neb- Aug. 25. John Mc-
Cormickserving a twenty-year sen
tence in. the penitentiary for the mur
der of Maggie Unsley at Nebraska
City last January, has appealed to
the supreme court for a review or
the trial court's proceedings. He com
plains that there was grievous error
r-rr! thaz. he is entitled to another
chance. The dead woman was the
keeper of a brothel in the Otoe county
FOUR AND A THIRD CENTS
OVER FORMER FIGURES.
SOT. USES AT F1F7Y-SEVEI
Excitedly, but Appears to Be
Standing Firm Shorts in Peck of
Trouble Attempts ta Cover Sep
tember Contracts Fail.
CHICAGO, Aug. 22. Shorts in the
com pit were squeezed Tjadly today
and raised a tumult that closely re
sembled the recent scrimmages eiien.
John W. Gates and his clique had July
The action in the pit" today was
largely the result of the earlier manip
ulations. When the Gates crowd was
pushing prices skyward the farmer
took a hand in the business by sweep
ing his bins clean of com and flood
ing rMs market with millions of bush
els. As a result, the corner collapsed
and prices fell headlong until Septem
ber corn recently sold at 50 cents.
From rampant bulls, the crowd had
turned bears to a man and sold short
many bushels. Now, the corn to fill
September contracts is not in. sight.
The bad weather has retarded the ma
turing of corn crops until there has
been talk that crops may not be har
vested until hurt by frosts. Under
such conditions shorts want to cover
their contract, but holders of the grain
are loth to sen.
At the opening of trade everybody
I tamed bulls. English markets were
advancing strongly. Cash stuff was
leaving thie market at a good prem
ium over September options. Stocks
of contract com on hand were rapidly
diminishing. There seemed no relief
for the shorts other than getting stuff
in the pit at the best figure. As a re
sult almost 5 cents was added to the
price during the morning. September
started & to l$g cents higher than
yesterday's closing price at 53i to 54
cents and in leaps and jumps rose to
Excitement continued throughout
the session. The old bull crowd was
buying and the shorts had little or
nothing offered to help them out in
their plight. Bears tried to comfort
each other with the talk that there are
2.500.000,000 bushels cf com slowly rip
ening in the fields one of the biggest
yields in history but this had no in
fluence. At top prices some of the,
longs let go in drih lots far profits
and prices sided a little. September,
however, closed strong and excited,
4 cents higher than yesterday at 57
Other markets on 'change responded
to the flurry in corn. Wheat had a
good bulge. September selling as high
as 72 cents and 71 cents. Septem
ber oats sold at 34 cents and closed
1 cent to l1 cents higher at 348 tor
34; cents. September provisions felt
the corn strength materially. Hogs
were higher on the prospect of higher
fodder prices and September pori
closed 70 cents higher at 5T5.S5. Sep
tember lard 40 cents up at $19.37 aad
September ribs 22ii cents higher at
WATER DOCTOR THOUGHT SAFE.
Friends cf Captain Ryan Believe Him
WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. The pa
pers in the case of Captain James A.
Ryan. Fifteenth cavalry, who was
tried by general court-martial by order
of the president on charges of admin
istering the water cure to natives in
the Philippines, have been received at
the War department and when con
sidered by Judge Advocate General
Davis win be forwarded to the presi
dent. Captain Ryan did not deny ad
ministering the waier cure, but insist
ed that it was necessary in order to
accomplish results. He had some
trouble with the civil authorities and
made a very tart report regarding one
of the judges of the civil government.
This was a basis of the triaL On ac
count of the preponderance of the
testimony in favor of Captain Ryan it
is understood that the court acquitted
Carpenter Has a Fatal Fall.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, fcu, Aug. 23.
Thomas Eoggs. a carpenter employed
on the Groneweg & Schoentgen com
pany's warehouse, in course of con
struction, fell from the roof to the
third floor, receiving injuries which
resulted in his death.
Reminder Hastens Porte.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Aug. 22. The
sharp reminder of the United States
minister, John G- A. Leischman. to the
Parte is having the desired effect of
hastening the carrying out of the hit
ter's engagements for the settlement
of pending questions. One cf the mi
nor American demands, heretofore dis
regarded, namely the return of a
package of insurance policies seized by
the authorities, was complied with
Woman Quells a Mutiny.
DES MOINES. la- Aug. 22. A tele
phone message from CentervHIe states
that a mutiny occurred in the county
jail early this morning, resulting in
the serious wounding of Sheriff Davis.
The sheriffs wife seized an axe and
with the assistance of Deputy Bevtag
ton. who- had a revolver, forced the
prisoners back: into-"their cells. The
mutiny follows a series cf attempts to j
break jail within the last week; two
ESTATE OF MRS. CHARLES FAIR.
Valued at SHOOK
SAN FRANCISCO. An. 22. Tie
CaH this morning says the wfQ of Mrs.
Charles Fair, which is now in. the
hands of Attorneys Knight and Hea
gerty, disposes of an estate ctnsistiag
of cash, real property aad railroads
and government bands, approximately
valued at 1300,000.
To her mother, Mrs. Hannah A. Nel
son of Newmarket. N. J-, Mrs. Fair
left the sum of $2,500 to be paid annu
ally during her life. Mrs. Nelson is
in the neighborhood of 70 years of
age. William B. Smith, a full brother
of Mrs. Fair, who also lives at New
marker, N. J is remembered in the
sum of $10,000. Charles Smith of
Boulder, Colo, another foil brother
of Mrs. Fair, is also given $10,000.
Frank Smith, another brotherr aauac
present address is unknown, is be
queathed $10,000. Abraham Nelson, a
half brother, who lives with his moth
er at Newmarket, N. J., is bequeathed
$10,000. Mrs. Elizabeth Bunnell of
Union county. New Jersey, a sister of
Mrs. Fair, is to receive $10,000. To
another sister, Mrs. Joshua Leonard
of CaldwelL Mrs. Fair left $10,000.
She also provided for the children of
Mrs. Sarah Leffler, a dead sister. The
children live in Orange county, New
Jersey. The remainder of the estate
Mrs. Fair left to her husband.
SCHWAB SAILS FOR EUROPE.
Says He is Not in Bad Health and ia
NEW YORK. Aug. 22. President
Schwab of the United States Steel
corporation sailed for Europe today
on the steamship La Lorraine. He
appeared to be in good health except
for the fact that he leaned heavily on
a cane which he held in his right
"My arrangements for my trip
abroad." he said to a reporter, "were
made so hurriedly that until I arrive
I don't know where I shall go or what
I shall do. You can say, however,
that I have not resigned and also th
I am not in bad health. The reason
for my hurried departure is not be
cause of ill health, but because I want
and need a vacation like everyone
else. I must go away now if I want to
go at alL because if I should wait
much longer winter would be here aad
it would be too late. Business will
not enter into my trip abroad at alL"
RETIRED ARMY OFFICER SHOT.
Major George A. Ames Wounded by
Former Tenant at Home.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. Major
George A. Ames, a retired army officer,
was shot, but not seriously injured,
at his home, a few miles outside of
this city, today by J. Doland Johnson.
According to Major Ames account.
Johnson was formerly one of his ten
ants, with whom he had some diffi
culty, and who threatened to shoot
Major Ames says he was sitting on
the porch of his house when Johnson
approached and fired two shots, the
first taking effect in the right breast.
The second shot went wild.
Chicago Fears Coal Famine.
CHICAGO. Aug. 22. An immediate
hard coal famine threatens Chicago.
In the entire city there was not more
than 50,000 tons on hand and as one-
half of that has already been contract
ed for or bought outright, the public
has only 25 000 tons of the hard fuel
available for purchase. Usually at
this time of year there are "30,000 tons
of hard coal within the corporate lim
its. Heretofore unlimited quantities
could be purchased at 17.25 a ton, but
today the majority of the dealers were
asking JS.50 a ton, and some of them
Rumors of the End.
JNE. Wyo.. Aug. 22. There
is a growing belief among local strik
ers and their friends that the Union
Pacific strike will be settled inside of
two weeks. The men say that Presi
dent Burt of the Union Pacific will ask
for a conference with strike leaders
in a few days. They get their infor
mation, they say, from a state official
who received a letter from Mr. Burt.
in which he intimated that he would
meet with the strikers as soon as he
completed plans now being formed.
Off for the Battle
NEW YORK. Aug. 22. Young Cor-
bett. who win fight Terry McGovern
before the Southern Athletic club at
Louisville. September 22, left for Cin
Marshal of the Parade
WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. General
EII Torrance, commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic has
selected Colonel A. Noel Blakeman.
his chief of staff, as chief rhaT
il the parade of veterans to be held
on October S. during the aatiossl en
campment. General Torrance's selec
tion is in accordance with the estab
lished precedent that the commander-
in-chief's chief of staff shall command
the encampment parade.
Ratss for the Veterans.
CHICAGO, Aug 22. Representa
tives of the Centrral Passenger- asso
ciation adopted the report of the spe
cial committee to fix a plan for issu
ance of excursMB. tickets to New York:
curing the period when the Grand
Army of the Republic excursiox. rates
are to be effecthre. The report rec
ommended that a l-ceat-a-suSe rate he
made from aH seiats witkm the Ceav
tralTMHin&ii awHwral law, tenter to
LOOKS FOR BATES
MANILA HEARS THAT HE.
H Knows Thwm Wei!, and if P
Campaign Drags Too Much He May
c Again Callad Upon to Negotiate
with Duafcy Sultans.
WASHINGTON, Aug, 2L Accord-
to Manila papers received at the
department today these was a re
port current that General George W.
Davis would succeed General Chaffee
la command of the division, that
Davis would not serve very
hat after a few months would
return to the United States and be
succeeded by General Bates, who is
now in command of the Department
of the Missouri. It is stated that
Bates' excellent knowledge of the
Moros and his acquaintance with
many of the leading sultans and dat
tos would be of great value if the
campaign against the Moras should
continue any length of time.
The same paper gives an account
of the ravages of smallpox at Apari,
in northern. Luzon, and reports that
out of 1.700 cases eleven deaths have
occurred. The ravages did not ex
tend to the troops stationed in that
Between June 25 and July 10
seventy-two deaths occurred among
the enlisted men of the division of
the Philippines. Of the total num
ber of deaths thirty-five were due to
Asiatic cholera. The war department
today received the information from
General Chaffee at Manila, together
with a list of those soldiers who had
died. In addition to the thirty-five
who died of cholera seventeen died
of dysentery,, six of malarial fever
and the remainder of various other
diseases. Of those who died of chol-
era nine were Philippine scouts and
The war department is advised of
the sailing of the transport Kilpat
rick from Manila. P. L. August 1
for San Francisco with alS casuals.
MANILA, Aug. 2L General Chaf
fee reached the island of Cebu yes
terday on the transport Ingalls and
received from Washington instruc
tions regarding the course to be pur
sued Jin Mindanao island. Subse
quently he left Cebu for Manila. It
is not known here whether he has
taken action, iau the autter of the
Mindanao Moros. No word was re
ceived today from Lake Lanao. where
Captain John J. Pershing of the Fif
teenth cavalry is in command of a
column of American troops.
J. P. MORGAN IS HOME AGAIN.
Financier Returns to New York, but
Has Nothing to Make Public.
NEW" YORK, Aug. 2L Prominent"
among the long list of passengers who
arrived today on the steamship Oce
anic from Liverpool were J. Pierpont
Morgan. Bishop Henry C. Potter of
New York, Clement A. Griscom of
Philadelphia, president of the Interna
tional Nevigation company: P. A. B.
Widener of Philadelphia and Mrs.
Patrick Campbell, the English actress.
Mr. Morgan declined to be interview
ed, saying he had nothing to give out
Bishop Potter said he had a de
lightful trip abroad, but was glad to
"I am surprised and sadly disap
pointed to find the coal strike still
unsettled." he continued. It is cer
tainly toe bad that it has not been set
tled long since. I supposed it was all
over, and the news of its continuation.
which greets me here, is the one dark
spot an a most joyous home-coming.
The anthracite coal operators have all
along maintained a false position.
They take the stand that they will not
deal with the organisations, but insist
on dealing with the men as individ
uals. Now this is all wrong. Any
body of men whose interests are com
mon have the right to organise into
an association for mutual protection
and are entitled to recognition as an
organ nation in matters which affect
their individual and combined inter
Peaceful at Tamaqua.
WILKES3ARRE. Pa Aug. 2L The
Wamke washery at Duryea resumed
operations today under a strong
guard. The works are surrounded by
depury sheriffs and ccal and iron po
lice. The strikers have not gathered
in any large numbers as yet.
Town Totally Destroyse.
GUAYAQUTT.T.A, Ecuador, Aug. 21-
The town of Babahoyo.- capital of
the province of Los RIos, was totally
destroyed yesterday. A fire steamer
left here last night with firemen and
engines to assist in fighting the
flames, but the vessel arrived too
late. Babahoyo or Bodegas is seven
ty miles from. Guayaquila. Ecuador.
oa the Guayas river, on which Guay
quHa is also situated. It has a popu
lation of about one thousand.
Five Maura After the Wedding.
LAPOKTX. IaeL. Aug. 21. Prof. Rn
saips. ZuMStein. who left Laporte last
fall Id become aa instructor in the
gpvprnnwnf schools in the Philip
pines, died there August IS, at the
home- of Charles G. Lunz. general sec
retary of the Young Mee's Christian
iatios, five hoars after he had
ed Miss Jeaaette WI1-
af Denver, who had just arriv-
e oe the Irassfiwt Meade from the
PROMISE OF THE SUSAR CM.
an Increase Ovsr Last Y
LINCOLN, Neb- Ass; 23. Deputy
Watass has cost-
pletee the tafcnlatfrm of retaras ok
acre aa of sugar beets for Nebraska Explorer Borcaareviak. the Norwe
for the enrreat year and gave oat the , giae. has takes est naturaliaatkm par
figures. Last year Nebraska produc
ed 14.912,300 pounds of beet sugar. If
the average yield from the acreage
this year is bat ten toss of 12 per
cent beets, the sugar productkm for
the state will be 16,739.500 pounds.
The acreage by counties ia:
A&uss ......... 21
Anteiope .. . .....-... 40
Booae . ..- . . .. Ill
Buffalo ......-..---....--.- 3tC
'Cheyenne ............ ....... 73
Cumins-... .... Hi.
Custer . .
Dakota . .
Dode . ..
Douglas ....... .................
Furnas . .. ...
Gage ......... ........... ...... .
Hitchcock . . .
Jefferson ............... ..........
Keith .. . ..
Lincoln ........................ ..
Total acres ........
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Gcnsrai Conditions Still Favor an Im
mense Yield of Corn.
The last week was wet and cool in
the northern counties and warm and
dry in southern and western. The
daily mean temperature has averaged
about normal in the eastern part of
the state and 2 degrees above normal
in the western.
The rainfall has exceeded an inch
in some of the northern counties; in
other parts of the state it has been
generally less than a quarter of an
The cloudy, moist and rainy weath
er in the northern counties the last
week retarded haying and threshing.
In the southern and western coun
ties threshing progressed rapidly. The
soil is so dry ia the southern part of
the' state that little progress was made
with fall plowing. Corn has gruwu
well in most parts of the state; in
the southern part of the state it is now
needing rain, while in some south
western counties the crop has already
been injured by lack of rain; the acre
age thus affected is small and gener
ally the crop continues to promise a
very large yield. Apples promise a
Demand for Space at Fair.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22. The state
fair managers are being overwhelmed
with applications far space at the
forthcoming exposition. In the agri
cultural buildings practically every
foot of space is already taken and
the demand is almost as great in the
"In the agricultural hall we have
gOO linear feet of space and we have
exhibits now far much mare than
that." said S. C. Bassett. a member
of the board of agriculture. "The
counties that have thus far applied
for permission to enter the collective
exhibit class are: Washington, How
ard. Burt. Antelope, Scotts Bluff.
Hitchcock. Hayes. Nemaha. Franklin.
Kearney, Frontier, Cuming, Saline,
Merrick and York."
Mobilization of National Guard.
LINCOLN. Neb., Aug. 23. Adjutant
General Colby announced that he will
soon issue orders for the mobilization
of a portion of the Nebraska National
guard at Fort Riley, Kan., about Sep
tember 29. He intimates that the or
der will include the two regiments
and possibly one or more of the inde
pendent companies. The general re
ceived notice this afternoon that the
military maneuvers of the regular
army win be held at Fort Riley from
September 29 to October 8- It is the
intention of the Nebraska military au
thorities to have the 3tate troops in
camp at the fort during these maneu
vers. No orders will be issued, how
ever, until more definite information
is received from the war department.
Child Drowns in a Tufa.
CARROLL. Neb.. Aug. 23. A 2-year-old
son of Bert Robinson was drowned
in a half barrel filled with water which
his mother was soaking up for pickling
Norfolk Man Badly Injurs,
NORFOLK. Neb.. Aug. 23. As W.
3L. Deering was returning to his hosse
in the country his tsmn became fright
ened.and the pole dropping and catch
ing, he was thrown out and injured.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. Aug. 23- The
ac menara Tasiana is proving
quite a puzzle to the physicians and
neighbors, who are now looking for
his entire recovery. Mr, Tosland is
tiie promiaeat Richardson county far
ater aad stockman who has been laid
up for same three weeks with lock
jaw as the result of stespiag ok barb
wire. For two weeks or
minimi irm mi hm1
OssaAe will give am electrical
ae ok the occaakm of the preataeata
visit to that city.
pers hi the Uaited States.
Aati-iaipetialists iatisMtethat Agul
aaldo will be brought to this country
for a lecture tour just before the elec
tions. BaroK Severia BroaickL a Polish
atillionaire who owned half a million
acres of land, eoawitted suicide at
Two thoKsaad employes of the
American Tin Plate company were no
tified that the plant would shot down
George Shins of Pittasarg. Pa
LaafirnMLthe. report, that, his father is
about to retire from the United States
The Assumption day collection of
Peter's pence in all the churches of
Rome aggregated only S3-.0OO. much
less than had been expected.
Dr. Gunsauius denies the report
that he will resign his Chicago pastor
ate and succeed Dr. Parker in the
City Temple in London.
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, proprietor of
the Omaha World-Herald, was nomi
nated by the democrats of the Second
Nebraska congressional district.
The Earl of Dudley was sworn in
as lord lieutenant of Ireland, in suc
cession to Earl Cadogan. resigned, in
the council chamber of the castle.
Palmer S. Moseley defeated William
L. Byrd for governor of the Chickasaw
Nation" by a majority of six votes.
Mosely was favorable to the supple
mentary treaty and Byrd opposed it.
Two companies have submitted bids
r for pneumatic tube service in Chi
cago, covering such a wide variety
of routes that the award will be de
layed. The war department has decided to
appoint army officers to investigate
and report upon the needs for military
purposes of the Fort Sill reservation.
Marian Cullen. the leading lady of
the "Share Acres" company, and Per
cy Jones, the eldest son of Mayor
"Golden Rule Jones of Toledo, were
married in Boston.
Orders have been issued at the navy
department for the fitting out of the
battleship Oregon at San Francisco
for duty on the Asiatic station, to
which it will be assigned.
The Mississippi railroad commission
refused to authorize the state attorney
general to attack the alleged merger
of the Southern and the Mobile &
Ohio railroad companies.
Andrew Carnegie has offered to do
nate 1150,000 for the establishment of
free libraries in the borough of Mary
lebone on condition that the borough
provide for their maintenance.
W. A. Nettleton. assistant superin
tendent of motive power o the Santa
Fe svstem has tendered his resignation
to engage In private business. His
successor has not been named.
French royalists deny the accusa
tion of the cabinet that the move
ment in FInisterre and elsewhere in
opposition to the closing of the re
ligious schools is a royalist plot
Minister Tarte of Canada, in a
speech at Halifax, warned manufac
turers again at the advance of Ameri
can commQrce and urged improve
ments of waterways in the Dominion.
In New York Mrs. Eleanor Wallack.
the beautiful young wife of J. Lester
Wallack. the actor and grandson of
the renowned Lester Wallack. com
mitted suicide by inhaling gas in her
It is stated at the papal legation that
owing to the death of the cardinal
prefect at Rome and the various for
malities necessary to be gone through
with the appointment of a successor
to the late Archbishop Comgan will
not be made until late in November
and possibly December.
Senator Jones is said to be favored
by the president for a place on the
isthmian canal commission.
William "Manny" Hoiahini. one of
the best known golfers in the west,
died at his home in Evanston. EL. of
The new fire commission of Omaha
has decreed that 3lot machines must
The will of the late Senator Mc
Millan has been filed for probate. The
estate is estimated to be worth from
6000.000 to $104)00,000.
Lather R. Marsh, the venerable jur
ist and famous Spiritualist, is dead in
President Roosevelt has directed
that the names of soldiers who die in
the Philippines be cabled every two
A saw mill boiler exploded at New
Liberty. I1L, killing three men instant
ly and seriously injuring five others.
General J. C. McBride, formerly a
state treasurer of Nebraska, will help
the republicans of that state in the
The International Typographical un
ion adopted a strong resolution against
socialism, practically declaring war en
pressmen's organization and inaugu
rated a movement to rake jurisdiction
over all departments of printing of
fices. At Johannesburg considerable ex
citement has been created by the dis
covery of a new gold reef, which is
said to travel a large extent of terri
rtory. Local geologists think the strike
is a continnatian of the Witwatersrand
Unjust weights and measures to the
number of 63350 were seized in Lon
don during the last twelve months
Distribution of flower and vegetable
seeds by the government will be start
ed September-1. three months earlier
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