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VOLUME XXXni. NUMBEK 25.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1902.
DIED IN A PANIC!
SEVENTY-EIGHT COLORED PEO
PLE LOSE THEIR LIVES.
"FKHT" K1STAKI FN "Rtt"
Stampede Follows Quarrel
Delegates ami Cheir MaaUi Suwo-
cation Causes Meet
.Ten Feet Hieh at Dears,
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 20. Seventy-sight
people known to be dead
and eighty injured, some perhaps fa
tally, is the result of a panic which oc
curred in Shiloh negro Baptist church
here last night during the evening ses
sion of the national Baptist conven
tion. Fifteen hundred delegates were
crowded 'into in churchr "which -has"
, only a seating capacity of 400, when
the audience was thrown into a stam
pede bjr a conflict between two of the
delegates in the rear of the church.
The cries of "fight" the audience mis
took for an alarm of "fire," and in the
wild rush seventy-eight persona were
crushed to death and eighty more re
ceived injuries pome of which may
prove fatal. The list of dead and in-
- jured included only negroes In attend
ance. In the case of the visiting dele-
gates the identification has been diffi
cult. The catastrophe occurred at 9
o'clock, just as Booker T. Washington
had concluded his address to the na
tional convention of Baptists, and for
three hours the scenes around the
-church were indescribable. Dead
. bodies were strewn in every direction
"and the ambulance service of the city
was utterly incapacitated to move
them until after 10 o'clock. Dozens of
dead bodies were arranged in rows on
. the grounds outside of the house of
. worship, awaiting removal to the va
rious undertaking establishments,
while more than a score were laid out
on the benches inside.
The church is the largest house of
worship for negroes in Birmingham,
and the pastor says there were at
least 2,000 persons In the house when
the stampede began. Instructions had
been issued to allow no more to en
ter, but the negroes forced their way
inside and were standing in every
aisle. Even the entrance to the church
was literally packed.
Just as Booker T. Washington con-
eluded his address, Judge Billou, a
negro lawyer from Baltimore, engaged
in an altercation with the choir lead
er, concerning an unoccupied seat and
it is said a blow was struck. Someone
In the audience cried "They're fight
ing." Mistaking the word "fighting"
for "fire." the congregation arose en
masse and started for the door. One
of the ministers quickly mounted th
rostrum and admonished the people
to keep quiet. He repeated the word
"quiet" several times and motion0!
his hearers to be seated. Again tho
excited people mistook the word
"quiet" for "fire" and renewed their
efforts to get out. Men and women
crawled over one another to get to
the door. The ministers tried again
to stop the stampede, but no power on
earth could stay the struggling mas
The level of the floor is about fif
teen feet from the ground and long
steps lead to the sidewalk from the
lobby just outside of the main audi
torium. Brick walls extend on eithar
- side of these steps fcr six or seven
feet, and these proved a veritable
death trap. Negroes who had reached
the top of the steps were pushed vio
lently forward and many fell. Befcr?
.they could move others fell on them,
and in filteen minutes persons wer
piled upon each other to a height of
ten feet, where twenty died from suf-
SUPREME COURT TO SIT SOON.
Resume Next Month with Case
-WASHINGTON. Sept. 20. The Unit
ed States supreme court will reassem
ble October 13. No business will be
transacted on the opening day. The
eourt will make its customary call on
President Roosevelt. On the follow
ing day the court will resume tne
hearing cf cases.
Among the first cases to be heard
are those of Bird against the United
'States, brought to determine the le
gality -of a murder trial in Alaska:
the Line Wolf case, involving the
validity of an act of congress relat
ing to Kiowa Indian lands, and the
prize money cases of the United States
against Admirals Dewey and Samp
sen. Stamped Envelope Contract.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. Acting
Postmaster General Madden today
swarded the contract for furnishing
stamped envelopes and newspaper
wrappers for the posteffice depart
jnent for the four years, beginning
January 1. 1903, to the Hartford Manu
facturing company of Hartford, Coan..
it being the lowest bidder. Upward of
$3,000,000 will be paid this company
under the contract. Their bid is $83,
080 less than the next lowest.
Tm Staries High Enough.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 20. Carlos
Klreu of Gautemala. a confidential
agent of President Cabrera, has just
arrived here. He is entrusted with a
coBBtissioa to purchase steel and iron
for sixteen new public buildings to
take the place of those destroyed in
the earthquake of April 18 last. Noae
ef the banding will be over two stor
iea im bright aad mearly all of then
H be erected ia the cities of Maes-
FOOO IS THE ONLY PROBLEM.
is Selves N. TreuMc s
the Nsrth Psle,
NEW YORK, Sept. 20. Dr. Fred
erick A. Ooek of Brsoklym, who was
with Lieateaaat Peary oa oae'of his
Arctic trips aad witk the Belgica
expedition te-the south pole as chief
sarceoa, expresses the opinioa that
Peary's latest eadeavor was by ao
BMaas.a failure, aad that the explorer
has added "arterial to the aanals of
sdeaee which will be fouad iavala
able. in fact, more valuable than the
actual discovery cf the pole itself."
"All this talk about the terrible
dangers to be met before reaching the
pole is sheer rot," continued Dr.
Cook. "A man. all things taken into
account, is just as safe on the Arctic
ice fields as he is in New York. There
aot so severe as the cut of the saline
no sewer gas, no decaying vegetables,
no rotting rags. Everything is on ice.
There is no danger in traversing the
ice fields, nor from the cold, which is
cot sosevere as the cut of the saline
blasts on the Atlantic seacoasts.
"It is the food question," he added,
"that closes up the way to the pole."
When this problem is solved reach
ing the pole will, in his opinion, be
quite a simple undertaking.
BCXERS ARE GROWING QUIET.
Gunboats Are Hurrying Toward the
City ef Chen Tu.
PEKIN, Cept. 20. The situation at
Chen Tu, capital of Sze Chuan prov
ince, and the scene of the recent box
er activities has Improved. British
and French gunboats are now within
ninety miles of the city. A squadron
of French marines has raeched Cheng
Tun Fu and they are expected to re
turn to their gunboat with the French
consult there. An investigation is to
be made by the French consular agent
into the murder of the missionary,
Bruce and Lewis, at Chen Chow, Ho
Nan province, by a mob has disclosed
the fact that military officials of
Chen Chow are culpable in the matter
because they refused to receive or
protect the missionaries.
At Baltimore Next Year.
DES MOINES, la.. Sept 20. The
Sovereign Grand L O. O. F. will ad
journ at noon today, after the instal
lation of officers, to meet the third
week in September, 1903, at Balti
more, Md. The location was deter
mined by a vote of 95 for Baltimore
to 93 for Hot Springs, Ark. An
amendment to the constitution was
adapted. - providing that "attentive
benefits" which involve the payment
of money shall be only given those
members who are entitled to weekly
Queen is with Her Father.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 20. Queen
Alexandra arrived here today from
England on board the royal yacht
Victoria and Albert, which was met
outside the harbor by King Christian,
her father, and other members of the
royal family, and was escorted into
the roadstead by a Danish squadron
of warships. All the cabinet minis
ters and members of the diplomatic
corps met the royal party at the land
ing place and they all drove to Bern
stoff castle through cheering crowds.
Wreck on the Baltimore.
CHILLICOTHE. O., Sept- 20. No.
2. ths Royal Blue flyer on the Balti
more St Ohio Southwestern, was
wrecked at Leesburg last night, the
train having run into an open switch
while running at the rate of fifty
miles an hour. To add to the disas
ter, the engine exploded and Engineer
Philip Roe and Fireman Charles Stu
der. both of this city, were killed out
right. Every coach on the train left
the track but passengers were not se
To Release Ten Millions.
WASHINGTON. Sept 20. Secretary
Shaw announced before leaving Wash
ington this afternoon for the west
that during the week he had author
ized the distribution in round num
bers of $10,600,000 of public funds
asHiag banks throughout the country
which have bonds available for se
curity. The money will be released
and deposits will all be completed
within a few days and just as rapidly
as "the bonds are received at the treas
ury. Smallpox in Jamaica,
KINGSTON. Jamaica, Sept 20.
News has reached here that 266 cases
of smallpox occurred at Barbadoes, B.
W. L. during the fortnight ended Sep
British Rag Over It
NEW YORK, Sept 20. Officials
here have been told that the British
government has raised the British
Sag oa the island of Patos. which is
near Trinidad, notwithstanding the
protest of the Venezuelan govern
ment says a dispatch from Port of
Spain. Trinidad. Sovereignty over
the island of Patos has been in dispute
'between Great Britain and Venezuela
for a long time.
Rumors Hurt the Iron Trade.
LONDON, Sept 20. Speaking at a
meeting at TJsk. Monmouthshire, yes
terday evening, Windsor Richards, a
director of Guest Keen Sz Co., declared
that all the recent statements regard
ing the formation, of combinations of
iron firss promoted to combat the
cempetitioa of the United States were
cbeolsteiy imaginative. He added:
"There is ast am atom of trath ia
tkemv Sack statrmeata do a great
SCRETARY CORTELYOU GIVES
SCHEDULE OF THE SAME.
FUST STOf IS AT CIKIIIATI
Several Points in lewa and Nebraska
Will Cam in for the Executive
Prase net A Number of Speeches
by the Way.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Sept 19. Sec
retary Cortelyou has made public the
following outline of President Roose
velt's tour of the northwest September
19 to October 7:
The president Secretary Cortelyou
and Assistant Secretary Loeb will leave
dayt Baptsmhir-H. at
10:30 a. m. The first public stop sched
uled is at Cincinnati at 10 a. m., Sat
urday, the 20th.
Leaving Cincinnati at midnight, the
president and party will reach Detroit
early the following morning and re
main there until Tuesday morning, the
23. Sunday will be spent quietly with
out public program.
On Tuesday three or four hours will
be spent in Indianapolis, where the
president will attend the third annual
encampment of the Spanish-American
War veterans and the party will be
entertained at luncheon at the Colum
bus club. One hour will be spent in
Fort Wayne late in the afternoon and
Milwaukee will be reached during the
night The program for Milwaukee
contemplates a visit to the Soldiers
home, a drive in the afternoon aad a
banquet in the evening.
About two hours will be spent at La
Cross, Thursday morning, the program
including a drive to the fair grounds
and an address by the president St
Paul and Minneapolis will be visited
later in the day.
On Friday the 26th Sioux Falls and
Yankton will be visited in the morn
ing. Two hours will be spent in Sioux
City in the afternoon and stops will
be made at Arion and Denison, la.
Several points in Nebraska? will be
visited Saturday, including Kearney,
Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln and
Fremont Omaha will be reached late
in the afternoon and the president and
party will be escorted to the Omaha
club, where dinner will be served. In
the evening the president will review
an electrical pageant
Sunday, the 28th, will be spent quiet
ly in Topeka, where on Monday morn
ing the president is to address a public
nteetiag ia Auditorium. A-brief atop
will be made late in the morning at
Lawrence, Kan. Kansas City, Mo., will
be reached about noon. The program
there, covering about four hours, in
cludes the two cities of Kansas City,
Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. Leaving
Kansas City, Kan., late in the after
noon brief stops will be made at Leav
enworth and Atchison. St Joseph will
be reached after 6 o'clock. There the
president will deliver an address and
the party will dine at the hotel.
A number of brief steps will be made
on Tuesday, September 30, at points
In Iowa, including Clarinda, Van Wert
Osceola, Dcs Moines and Oskaloosa.
At Ottumwa in the evening the pres
ident will deliver an address. Leaving
Ottumwa during the night the train
will go by way of Keokuk, Quincy, III.,
Hannibal. Louisiana and Clarksvile,
Mo., to St Louis, arriving at the last
named place about 4 o'clock and leav
ing the following morning. In St
Louis the president and party will be
taken for a drive through the city.
Forest park and the World's fair
grounds. They will be entertained by
the Mercantile club and in the evening
the president will deliver an address at
the Coliseum. From St Louis the train
will proceed to Springfield. HI., arriv
ing shortly after noon and leaving
about midnight In the afternoon a
drive will be taken to the fair grounds
and in the evening the president and
party will be entertained at dinner at
the governor's mansion.
BRYAN'S ENGINE SMASHED.
Collides with Switch Engine, but No
Passengers Are Hurt
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept 19.
The Big Four train No. 2. which ar
rived here today with William J. Bry
an on board, struck a yard engine at
the New Jersey street crossing.
The pilots of the engines were
smashed and they were sent to the
shops for repairs. The wreck caus
ed considerable delay, and Mr. Bryan,
who was not in the least injured, dis
embarked and held an impromptu re
ception in the street None of the
passengers were injured.
Ready for Western Trip.
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Sept 19.
Lyman Abbott of New York and Pres
ident J. W. Jenks were President'
Roosevelt's guests at luncheon yes
terday. The president will leave here
today on his western trip. He will go
to New York on the Sylph, which
sails about 9:30 o'clock. He win be
accompanied by Secretary Cortelyou,
Assistant Secretary Loeb and the
White House stenographers and mes
sengers. Forest Fires Spreading.
DENVER. Sept 19. Forest fires
are sweeping bare of timber sections
of the Rocky mountains from the Wy
oming line to central Colorado. The
fires are spreading with terrible ra
pidity and conditions are more seri
ous now than at any time since the
first fire was reported. Government
inspectors and fcre3t brigades are do
ing all in their power to check the
progress of the flames aad are re
FIRM GRIP SAVES HIS LIFE.
in Air One Hundred
Feet High Twenty Manse,
CHICAGO, Sept 15. Suspended
only by his hands, McNaugato
Wright, a prominent member of the
Board of Trade, hung betweem life
and death for twenty minutes at the
top of a grain chute in the Rock la
When rescued Mr. Wright was ex
hausted and on the point of releasiag
his hold, which would have meaat a
fall of 100 feet to the hard floor of aa
empty bin, and almost certain death.
He had entered the elevator to in
spect some wheat Making a mis
step, he fell into the chute, .bat suc
ceeded in clutching the edge aad
hanging by his hands. Mr. Wrights
calls for help were finally heard by
an employe, who pulled aim oat He
fainted then and was 'unconscious for
nearly an hour, so great had been the
INDIAN PRINCE A BANKRUPT.
In Debt Because the Government Has
Made Allowance Too Smalt.
LONDON, Sept 19. At a meeting
today of the creditors of Prince Vic
tor Dulep Singh, who was declared a
bankrupt September 4, the chairman,
said the prince's debts amounted to
$471,600, of which $360,000 was secur
The debts were attributed to stock
exchange speculation and gambling.
Among the assets is a claim for $3,-
000,000 against the Indian government
with respect to the estate of the bank
The prince ascribes his bankruptcy
to the "ridiculous insufficiency" of
his allowance from the Indian govern
ment To m"frafrn his position the
price received $35,000 yearly and bis
wife received $10,000.
BOERS WISH NO FIREWORKS.
Botha Telegraphs Brussels Not to Pre
BRUSSELS, Sept 19. The Boer
reception committee here has receiv
ed the following telegram from Gen
eral Botha: "We shall be glad if you
inform the population of Brussels that
we desire no anti-English demonstra
tion to occur upon the occasion of
our visit to Brussels, our missing be
ing non-political and purely charita
ble." Dr. Leyds, the Boer representative
in Europe, has issued a denial of the
report that the Boer generals Botha,
Delarey aad Dewet would abaadoa
their tour. He declares the generals
to be in complete agreement with
himself and the other European Boer
HAY'S NOTE ABOUT JEWS.
Protest Against Their Treatment in
LONDON, Sept 19. The United
States' initiative in protesting to the
countries which are parties to the
treaty of Berlin of 1878, against the
treatment of Jews in Roumania, meets
with approval here.
The Globe, however, the only after
noon paper which comments on Sec
retary Hay's note on the subject sees
nothing in Mr. Hay's action but self
interest The Globe, nevertheless,
hopes that it will lead to a check be
ing placed on the wholesale exporta
tion of undesirable persons from east
ern Europe to Great Britain and Amer
ica. The Boxer Attack.
PEKIN, Sept 19. The Boxer at
tack on Cheng Tu Fu, capital of Sze
Chuan province, in which 50,000 Box
ers made an ineffectual attempt to
i take the city, began September 14.
I When the rebels endeavored to enter
the city a conflict ensued. The at
tackers were driven back and the
gates of the city were closed and
guarded by troops. Soldiers quelled
the disorder within the city: Four
teen Boxer leaders and several other
rebels were executed.
Senator Bard Improving.
LOS ANGELES, CaL, Sept 19.
The condition of Senator Bard this
morning was more hopeful than at
any time since his illness, and it is
felt that his chances for recovery are
Will Remain for Short .Station.
DUBUQUE, Ia Sept 19. It is an
nounced tonight that Speaker Hen
derson does not intend to resign the
speakership at the coming session of
Union Pacific Goes Higher.
WASffiNGTON, Sept 19. The
inestion of the right of a telegraph
company to occupy, through condem
nation proceedings, right of way own
?d bv a railroad company in Colorado
s involved in the case of the Union
Pacific Railway company, plaintiff in
?rrort against the Colorado Postal Tel
egraph company, the appellants, piead
ngs in which were docketed in the
supreme court. The railroad com
oanv lost in the court of Colorado.
No Swords for Cavalry.
NEW YORK, Sept. 19. The earl of
Dundon. the new commander of the
Canadian military, has just issued a
sweeping order abolishing the sword
is a cavalry weapon, says a Montreal
lispatch. to the Times. Mounted
troops. Lord Dundoa declares, mast
depend for efficiency oa the rifle, aad
ae recommends that oMcers aad men
fit themselves to obtaia musketry cer
tificates. The carbiaes now ia am
wffl be replaced gradually by rifles.
SURROUND A CITY
THE BOXERS MAKE AN ATTEMPT
. " TO TAKE CHENG TU FU.
WAT ITS MLMMU. HEM
A China! Merchant Predicts That the
Province Will Be en Its Bad
if the Fifty Theueand Reb
LONDON. Sept 18. Cabling front
fwanghii under date of September 17.
the cerreepoedeat ef the Daily Mail
says that Cheag-Tu-Fe, capital of the
provlace of Sse-Chaea is sarrouadC
ay Kt.M Boxen, bat that their at-
to take the dty have failed
far.- Without Immediate help, how
ever, Caeng-Tu-Fu must fall.
"A prominent Chinese merchant tells
me," continues the Daily Mail corre
spoadent, "that if Caeng-Tu-Fu ia
taken a rising ia the province is in
evitable. To further complicate Blat
ters, the feuds betweea Catholic and
Protestant converts are worse now
tham at any previous stage and magis
terian injunction ia various matters
has been unwarrantably interferrvd
with by priests and missionaries."
VICTOMA, B. C. Sept 18. A let
ter received from a thoroughly trust
worthy Chinese correspondent at Nan
ning states that the rebellion is en
tirely at an end. General Ma, one
cf the ablest Chinese officers in the
south was killed.
Though the rebellion, so called, is at
end, a disquieting feature of the situa
tion is that a large quantity of up-to-date
rifles are still imported con
stantly The Chinese complain that
they are smuggled over the Tonkiil
frontier. The town of Tunghua Hlsan.-
northwest of New Chwang, is report
ed to have been oce-fpied by the bri;
gand leader. Tin Tang Tsae, and fol
lowers. Making this their headquar
ters, they are said to be busily loot
ing all the districts around.
The Boxers are still active In
Chengte and increasingly so. The lo
cal foreign officer reports the district
to be in great disorder, several places
having been attacked, others burned
down and a number of Christians and
others who have resisted having been
killed. The British and Foreign Bible
society has had one killed in that
district and there are rumors, not yet
confirmed, but believed to be reliable,
that two others have suffered the same
A geatlemau who recently visited
New Chwang says the Russians are
making all preparations for retirement
from Manchuria at an early date, and
expresses the belief that they will do
so. At the same time he admits that
they are not likely to give up some of
the places on which they have spent
considerable sums, such as New
Chwang and Talien bay, nor to retire
without some sort of equivalent for
what they supposed they had acquired
nor even then to make an absolute re
linquishment of their claims upon
PREMIER BOND IS SATISFIED.
Nefoundland Statesman Pleased with
Progress of Fisheries Treaty.
NEW YORK. Sept 18. Sir Robert
Bond, premier of Newfoundland, who
recently visited Washington with the
object of furthering a fisheries reci
procity treaty with the United States,
Is in this city. Regarding reports that
his mission had been a failure, he
"T mo nnahla tn arrnmnlifth T1V.
thine in Washington the other day
simple because Acting Secretary of
State Adee needed to consult the pres
ident in order to get authority to be
gin negotiations. During the interval
of the slight delay occasioned by the
necessity of consulting the president
at Oyster Bay I took advantage of
my freedom to come to this city for
reasons of private business.
"I am waiting now until negotia
tions can be properly carried on. I
expect to return to Washington for
that purpose the latter part of this
week or the first of next.
"I do ao see any indications that
the project win fail of success. It is
not; of course, proper to make public
at the present time any of the prop
ositions which I may submit but 1
have no reason to believe that they
will not be well received."
Life without faith is like a roofless
house. It lets all the elements in and
offers bo protection against the ills
ta Four Murders.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept 18. A spe
cial to the Times from Dawson says:
Peter Fournier has made a full and
detailed confesskm of four murders.
He admits that he abetted Ed Labelle
in killing Constantine, Beaudoine and
Boulhillette. but says Labelle did all
the. saootiag. Ia, July, about thirty
allies above Circle City, they shot Gil
bert Duffer, robbed him of $700,
weighted his body with stones and
threw it in the river.
Packers Give a Promise.
CHICAGO. Sept 18. Union labor
a. victory ia the packing house
district when Swift 4c Co. agreed not
to discriminate against members of the
organizations ia the future in the em
ployment of men. Oa the wage scale
of the wood workers, who- went on
strike yesterday, the compaay asked
far further time. A coafereaca has
arranged betweea the mea aad
at the coauaay,.waea a
f wages win be
HOLDS FOR RAILROADS.
Aaseerment Made by State Beard af
Equalization ia ta Stand.
LINCOLN. Neb., Spt 22. In a
sixty-page opinion the supreme court
denies the application for a mandam
us asked by the Omaha Bee Building
company against the .state board of
equalization. The. court holds that
as the board is legally constituted a
special tribunal for the purpose of
assessing railroad and telegraph prop
erty it is clothed with quasi judicial
powers, and when it has once acted
on sufficient information and express
ed an honest Judgment as to valua
tion its judgment cannot be controlled
by the writ of mandamus, which is a
writ to compel action and not to cor
The court holds that in the case at
oar under the evidence the inference
is not warrantable that the respond
ents acted with improper motives and
fraudulently in making the assess
ment complained of, with the wrong
ful intention of discriminating in fa
7or of the railroad and telegraph com
panies whose property was assessed.
An assessment may be treated as
fraudulent when well known rules of
valuation are disregarded, where re
liable ind pertinent information is
declined and an arbitrary assessment
at grossly inadequate figures made.
The court holds, however, that the
noard of equalization must include
and assess the value of franchises
with the tangible property, but that
where it assesses the property of a
railroad as a unit and considers the
purposes for which it is used, the fact
that it is earning an income and
exercising the rights of such corpora
tion, such assessment would include
the intangible property also and be
an assessment of its franchise. In
this case the franchises were assess
ed. It is held, too, that the market
value of a railroad's stocks and bonds
are an important factor to determine
cash value of the property represent
ed bv those stocks and bonds, and
that the earnings is evidence of a
most important character in determin
ing the true value of the property,
is one of the chief elements that give
it value and should be considered in
making the final assessment
PUT SPIKES ON THE RAILS.
Apparent Attempt to Wreck a Burling
SEWARD, Neb., Sept 22. An at
tempt was apparently made to wreck
passenger train No. 43 about one and
one-half miles east of Utica. Fifteen
or twenty spikes had been placed on
the rails, the pointed end of the spikes
being placed to the east and the pro1
jectisg head of the spike being placed
between the ends of the rails at the
joints and were scattered along the
track for a considerable distance. Af
ter running over two or three of these
spikes the engineer applied the air
and stopped the train, and some of
the trainmen went ahead and gathered
up the spikes. The matter has been
kept as quiet as possible by the rail
road people with the hope, no doubt
of discovering the guilty parties.
Irrigation Congress Delegates.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept 22. Gover
nor Savage has appointed the follow
ing partial list of delegates to attend
the national .irrigation congress,
which will meet at Colorado Springs
October 6: Edgar S. Bradley, Oma
ha; O. V. P. Stout, Adna Dobson, Lin
coln; B. E. Forbes, Beatrice; H. O.
Smith, Lexington; James Ferrier, Cul
bertson; R. H. Willis, Bridgeport; E.
F. Seeberger, North Platte; P. T.
Francis, Crawford; L. D. Cox. Min-
tare; C. H. Meeker, McCook; H. W.
Fanning, Crawford; A. M. Allen,
Gothenburg; F. C. Hamer, Kearney;
A. G. Wolfenbarger, Lincoln; Samuel
C. Smith, Beatrice; Peter Jansen.
Jansen; Robert C. Kyd. Beatrice; J.
G. Preston, Oxford; Irving F. Mont
gomery, Bloomington; R. J. Kilpat
Stacks of Oats Burned.
DEW ITT, Neb., Sept. 22. Sparks
from a threshing machine engine set
fire to the straw where a company
of men were working and burned four
stacks of oats containing about 400
bushels belonging to John Kubovec,
five and one-half miles west of here,
and a new separator valued at $1,300
and owned by Halsey Cook. The sep
arator was insured for $600.
Beet Sugar Making Begins.
FREMONT, Neb., Sept 22. The su
gar factory at Leavitt began opera
tions with a full force of workmen.
Farm Sells for $16,000.
SDL.VER CREEK, Neb., Sept 22.
The George Hutchings farm of 280
acres, east oi. town, was sold by Da
vis St Hill to-Robert Murray of Saun
ders county for $57 an acre,
Rural Routes in Saline County.
DEW ITT, Neb Sept 22. Three
routes from this place are being in
spected by Captain Clark, special
agent with a good prospect of being
Celery is Profitable.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept 22. "The cel
ery raisers around Kearney are today
making 30 per cent more than the
celery raisers of California, while the
men who raise celery around Kala
mazoo, Mich., are simply not in it at
all when compared with the Nebras
sans," said David Cole, who 13 han
dling much of the Kearney crop thi3
year. He says it does aot cost as
stack to raise celery in -Nebraska aa
It does ha California. -
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The school board of Omaha has
raised the salaries of teachers.
Uncle Sam will furnish mea aad
money to fight the Wyoming forest
Governor Dole of Hawaii reports in
creasing herds of cattle destroying for
ests. He needs the aid of a packing
William Waldorf Aster's daughter.
Gweadoliae. died of consumption at
Cliveden. England. Her body will be
takea to New York for buriaL
The weekly cholera returns for
Egypt show that there have been 1.380
fresh cases reported, making total
since July 15 of 20428 cases aad 16,209
Prof. Doolittle. the Pennsylvania as
tronomer, says Prof. G. W. Hough of
Northwestern errs when he decuares
be is sure that Mars aad other planets
At London a syndicate with a cap
ital of $50,000,000 is being organized
by the coal combine, which proposes
to purchase the Fife and Clyde com
President Roosevelt has Issued an
executive order closing the depart
ments in Washington on the day of
the G. A. R. parade during the encamp
ment next month.
At Carlinville. I1L. Mrs. Sarah"
Bound, wife of Harry Bound, one of
the most prominent and wealthy citi
zens of the city, committed suicide by
jumping into a well.
Stephen McCormick, said to have
been the oldest employe of New York
City In point of service, and the oldest
member of Tammany Hall, is dead.
He was 75 years old.
. Growls from Mount Pelee are fin
ally diminishing, says a disatch from;
Martinique, by way of London. Tne
volcano Is still in eruption, but its ac
tivity is now insignificant
The Bijou Opera company of Boston,
went to pieces in Topeka and several
of the chorus girls are stranded there.
The Elk3 have started a subscription
to send the girls back to Boston.
Red Eagle, a full blood Osage, living
about thirty miles from Tusla. I. T.,
is dead, aged 80 years. He was a
prominent character and served in the
union army during the civil war.
It is rumored in London that a com
bination of steel manufacturers, rep
resenting plants worth 60.000.000
has been formed for the purpose or
resisting the invasion of the United
States Steel corporation.
Governor Otero of New Mexico re-
ceived harrowing derails of the suffer
ing caused by the recent Mimbres
valley flood. A letter from the relief
party say3: "Rations have been dis
tributed to 836 people. Crops are laid
Charles V. Weston of Chicago has
been commissioned by Director of
Works Isaac S. Taylor to design the
eight mile3 of intramural railway
which will be constructed on the
world's fair site at a cost of $750,000.
A treasury warrant for $39,809 was
forwarded to Mrs. Ida S. McKinley,
widow of the late president for salary
which would have been due him on
July 1. 1902. the appropriation for
which was made at the last session of
The birthday of President Diaz of
Mexico was celebrated as usual. The
diplomatic corps, cabinet ministers,
senators and deputies and officers of
the army and navy called at the na
tional palace to congratulate him on
reaching the 72nd anniversary of his
High records for stock exchange
seats in New York have been broken
by the purchase of a membership for
an unknown western man for $S1.000.
In addition to this sum $1,000 will be
the price of the initiation. Member
ships were sold seven years ago as
low as $13,500.
At Norfolk. Va., Dr. William
Schmoele of Portsmouth has been sued
to recover $5,000,000 by Char a H.
Borwn of New York. Dr. Schmoele is
the only, surviving officer of the former
Memphis, El Paso & Pacific railway.
which is now a part of the Texas &
A dispatch to the London Standard
from Shanghai says a force of armed
Boxers entered Cheng Tu Fu. capital
of Szechur province, September 15.
Some of them were killed or captured
in the streets of the city and the shop3
there are closed.
Heads of the passenger departments
of the roads in the western passenger
association decided not to change the
position taken last week in the mat
ter of declining to give rates for ship
pers' excursions to Minneapolis, St
Paul and other cities.
Plans are being perfected for a tour
of investigation by prominent busi
ness men of Chicago through the
states of Texas, Mississippi and Lou
isiana with a view to investing Chi
cago capital in the undeveloped re
sources of those states.
Figures on the public school regis
tration, just completed, show a total
for greater New York of 502,903 schol
ars. This is an increase of 35,000 over
the preceding year. There are 67.400
pupils enrolled in "part time" classes,
not included in the total given.
Naval Constructor Richmond Pear
son Hobson. who appeared before a
retiring board a few months ago and
failed to quality for retirement, will
be assigned to duty shortly by the
navy department He has been on
sick leave since June 18 last
Judge Bailey, in the district court
of Canon City, ordered the Denver
Gas and Electric Light companx. now
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