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VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 28.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 15. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,692.
MEETING IS OVER
THE GRAND ARMY ANNUAL IS AT
SBttESTIWS TO CMCRESS
Action Needed in the Way ef Leglo
latlen San Francisco, CaL, Will
Get the Annual Reunion in 1MB
The Vote en Location.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 1L The en
oasapaient of the Grand Army of the
Republic for 1902 came to a close yes
terday, although a few social gath
erings may assemble today. San Fran
oisco was chosen as the next plare of
and the election of oAcers
the day before was completed.
The kindred bodies to the parent or-
lization also brought their several
conventions to a close, the Sons of
Veterans, Woman's Relief corps and
other bodies choosing officers for the
The Union Veterans' association had
a lively day and the final result was
a split in the organization.
The first row was over a question
of eligibility to membership. A reso
lution was adopted that let down the
bars too much to suit some of the
state delegations with a large mem
bership in the order. This caused ill
Later the friction In the union de
veloped rapidly in consequence of the
adoption by a committee which bad
been instigating the character and
conduct of Commander-in-Chief Dy
renforth of a report recommending his
General Dyrenforth was presiding
over the convention when the commit
tee endeavored to report. He refused
to surrender his office. Turbulent
scenes followed until finally a large
element of the organization withdrew,
those remaining re-electing Feneral
Dyrenforth and the seceders taking
steps to form a new union.
The Grand Army of the Rpublic de
cided by a large vote to hold Its en
campment In 1S03 at San Francisco,
Cal. Practically the only competitor
was Atlantic City, but a few vote3 were
cast for Saratoga. The chances of the
last named place were destroyed by
the decision of the New York delega
ttlon to support San Francisco, and
When the solid vote of that delegation
cast for the Pacific coast city it
recognized that Atlantic City's
respects were vcy slim.
General Shaffer made the speech
Bominatlng San Francisco, while De
partment Commander Hall of New Jer
sey named Atlantic City. The vote
was: San Francisco, 753; Atlantic
City, 178. The selection of San Fran
cisco was then made unanimous.
STRIKE MUST GO ON.
Now York Conference Ends in Seem
ingly Permanent Deadlock.
NEW YORK, Oct. 11. After two
days of -conference between the op
erators, the governor and the senior
senator of New York and two sen
ators from Pennsylvania, the miners'
strike is apparently as far from a set
tlement as ever.
Governor Odell laid before the op
erators the proposition that If they
would concede an advance of 5 cents
per ton in the price of mining coal he
would promise that the miners would
go to work, but on being told the con
cession would carry with it the recog
nition of the miners' union, the operat
ors promptly refused the proposal and
took their leave.
Girl Drowns in a Barrel.
GRAN DFORKS, N. D.. Oct. 11.
Rose Mason, 20 years old. was drowned
today at her brother's farm in Nelson
county, in ten inches of water at the
Bottom of a rain barrel.
The barrel was sunk in the ground,
and the water was used to cool cream.
The girl went to get the cream and
fell head first into the barrel. Her po
sition was such that she could not use
" Start Bribery Prosecution.
ST. LOUIS, Oct 11. Circuit Attor
mey Folk and his assistants will de
part today for Columbus, Mo., where
they will prosecute the charges of at
tempted bribery against Edward But
ler of St Louis.
Investigating for Roosevelt.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Oct 11. ProL
John Graham Brooks of Cambridge.
Mass.. has been in the coal regions
several days, making a further: inves
tigation by order of President Roose
Telt Policeman Fires Into Crowd.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Oct 11. A Read
tag company's coal and iron policemen
sad four Bonunionists were driving
from town .to Henry Clay shaft this
SBofning, when a crowd hurled rocks
at them. The policeman .lred shots
at the crowd, "while a Hungarian emp
tied a shotgun at the policeman. Be
fore the firing could grow., two com
panies of the Tenth regiment put the
crowd to flight, whereupon the soman
ioaists went to work.
Foretell a New Combine
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Oct 11
The Deseret News says the amead
aseat to the charter of the Oregon Rail
way and Navigation company'Is runt
ted to saeaa'the consolidation of the
interests of the Oregon Railroad and
Havigatioa company with its steaav
hip lines aad the Oregon Short Line
with W. H. Bancroft as general sua
It Is asserted that this coasoll-
will go iato effect 6a the first
TRAIN HOLDUP AT LINCOLN.
St Louis-Portland Special Stopped In
Suburb of Capital City.
LINCOLN. Oct 1L Train No 41.
westbound, was held up about 2
o'clock this morning at .West Lincoln
and the safe of the express car robbed
of all its contents. The railroad offi
cials are not able to state at this hour
the amount of the booty obtained, only
that the safe was blown to pieces and
whatever it contained was taken by"
There were three men In the party
of robbers who were seen by the train
men, but it is supposed there was a
fourth man who met them with a
buggy or horses and assisted them in
making their escape.
Girl is Held for Murder.
YORK. Neb., Oct 13. Miss Tons
Dunlap, the Aledo, III., young woman
charged with the murder of Alice Dool,
at her preliminary trial was not ad
mitted to bail. It is supposed that
Miss Dunlap bought 6trychnino at
York. Last summer Miss Dunlap vis
ited the family of James Nicholls, stop
ping here several weeks, making many
acquaintances, and also visiting many
of the people who came here from
Aledo, 111. Shortly after her visit Sher
iff Tomlinson of Aledo came here and
made inquiry of the druggists of York
if sheliad purchased strychnine. Miss
Dunlap just before coming here had
lost her position in a candy factory of
Aledo and Miss Dool was employed in
her place. On her return she applied
for the position and, not getting it.
she is accused of wanting to get Miss
Dool out of the way, to whom it is sup
nosed that she gave poisoned candy,
from which Miss Dool was taken vio
lently sick and died.
Railroads a Family Hoodoo.
FALLS CITY, Neb., Oct 13. Joe
Forney, a boy about 18 years of age,
was stealing a ride on the northbound
Missouri Pacific passenger the other
2vening and fell from the train. His
Toot was run over and mangled in such
a manner that amputation was neces
sary. He climbed on top of a coach
and rode as far as Auburn. In alight
ing he fell under the wheels and the
Irain passed over his foot. He was
brought to this city. Some years ago
the boy's father, who was deaf and
dumb, was walking along the Burl ins
ton track east of this city, when he
was run down and instantly killed by
Appeals from Verdict.
ONAWA, la., Oct. 13. The case of
Lizzie Hillman, a minor, by her next
Iriend, Ernest Hillman, against Wil
liam R. Mensinger, a prominent farmer
of Cooper township, Monona county,
which was tried at the April term of
rourt and judgment for $400 rendered
in favor of plaintiff, was appealed to
the supreme court Suit for $3.00 dam
ages was brought for an alleged as
sault committed by W. R. Mensinger
upon the person of plaintiff, and the
case was closely contested in the dis
trict court, and now goes to the su
Twelve Years in Prison.
LINCOLN, Oct 13. P. Coursey
Richards, a man 62 years of age, who
has a gallant record as a union scout
in the war of the rebellion, will have
to serve a twelve year sentence in the
state penitentiary for criminally as
saulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
The supreme court handed down a de
cision affirming his conviction in the
Lancaster district court a few months
ago. His attorneys contended that the
evidence was insufficient to justify a
Fined for Unlawful Hunting.
BASSETT. Neb., Oct 15. Deputy
Game Warden L. J. Leach arrested
Theo. Wiseman on the charge of shoot
ing quail and for shooting prairie
chickens out of season. He plead
guilty and County Judge Olsen fined
him $20 and costs. Wiseman came
here about three weeks ago, ostensibly
to train dogs for Omaha parties. As
he has been paying small boys 20 cents
each for prairie chickens, it is sus
pected that he came here to traffic in
Accepts Call at Cheyenne.
BLAIR. Neb., Oct 13. Rev. C. E.
Tingley, pastor of the Baptist church
at this place, tendered' his resignation
on last Sunday and' accepts a call from
the First Baptist church of Cheyenne.
Wyo. Mr. Tingley has been here al
most four years and was well liked by
his congregation and the entire city.
The vitality of a fallacy is incalcul
able. Twc Lepers Reported in Iowa.
DES MOINES. Oct 13. The state
board of health has reports of the ex
istence of two cases of leprosy in
Iowa. One is a man near Gilbert City
and the other a woman living on a
farm in Humboldt county. These are
the first cases that have been reported
to the state board of health in this
state. They are supposed to have
been imported from the outside, but in
what manner nobody knows.
Falls City Man Killed.
FALLS CITY. Neb Oct 13. A tele
gram received here stated that Scott
Jenkins had been shot and killed at
1 Srookfield. Mo. The particulars lead-
lag up to the shooting were not given.
Crack Safe st Pressor.
HASTINGS. Neb., Oct 13. Safe
blowers broke into B. F. Barr's office
it Prosser. cracked the safe, and made
iejr "escape with $4L No arrests
aave been made.
WILL NOT RESUME
MR. MITCHELL'S LETTER TO THE
HIS REPLY IS UNFAVORABLE
Definitely Refuses Roosevelt's Sug
gested Resumption Pending Investi
gation Miners, He Says, Have No
Confidence in the Operators.
WASHINGTON. Oct 11. The fol
lowing was made public at the White
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Oct 8. Hon.
Theodore Roosevelt, President of the
United States, Washington, D. C:
Dear Sir Hon. Carroll D. Wright has
no doubt reported to you the delivery
of your message to me last Monday
and my statement to him that I should
take your suggestion under advise
ment, although I did not look upon it
Since that time I have consulted
with our district p-esldenta, who con
cur fully In my views.
We desire to assure you again that
we feel keenly the responsibility of
our position and the gravity of the
situation, and it would give us great
pleasure to take any action which
would bring this coal strike to an end
in a manner that would safeguard the
interests of our constituents.
In proposing that there be an im
mediate resumption of coal mining
upon the conditions we suggested in
the conference at the White House
we believed that we had gone more
than half way and had met your
It is unnecessary in this letter to
refer to the malicious assault made
upon us in the response of the coal op
erators. We feel confident that you
must have been impressed with the
fairness of our proposition and the in
sincerity of those who maligned us.
Having in mind our experience with
the coal operators in the past, we have
no reason to feel any degree of confi
dence in their williingness to do us
justice in the future, and inasmuch as
they have refused to accept the de
cision of a tribunal selected by you
and inasmuch as there is no law
through which you could enforce the
findings of the commission you sug
gest, we respectfully decline to advise
our people to return to work simply
upon the hope that the coal operators
might be induced or forced to comply
with the recommendations of your
As stated above, we believe that
we went more than half way in our
proposal at Washington, and we do
not feel that we should be asked to
make further sacrifice.
We appreciate your solicitude for
the people of our country, 'who are now
and will be subjected to great suffer
ing inconvenience by a prolongation
of the coal strike, and we teel that the
onus of this terrible state of affairs
should be placed upon the side whicn
has refused to refer the trouble to a
fair and impartial investigation.
I am respectfully.
President U. M. W. A
FRENCH COAL MINERS QUIT.
Sixty Thousand Men Reported Out on
PARIS, Oct 10. Dispatches received
here from the coal mining regions in
dicate the strikers numbered about
60,000 men this morning, the depart
ments affected being the Nord, the
Pas de Calais, the Loire and the Car
meux coal field.
The government has issued rigorous
instructions to prevent disorders, pro
cessions and the carrying of flags and
other emblems, and prohibiting also
the sale of old muskets transformed
into rifle weapons, of which quantities
exist in France. A number of cases of
strikers interfering with non-union
men and causing them to cease work
have occurred, but there has been no
Burning Cocoanut Shells.
NEW YORK, Oct 10. East side
confectionery manufacturers are sup
plying cocoanut shells to tenement
dwellers for fuel. The shells are sold
in bags of fifty to sixty pounds for 10
to 15 cents a bag.
Five Socialists Are Killed.
GIBRALTER, Oct 10. The compul
sory closing this afternoon of a social
ist club within the Spanish lines re
sulted in a riot in which five of the
rioters were killed and several of
Try to Defraud Navy Yard.
NORFOLK. Va., Oct 10. Aaron
Marx, Louis Wasserman and J. A.
Codd were arrested today on com
plaints filed in the United States
court charging them with conspiracy
to defraud the government by fictitious
bids for supplying the Norfolk navy
yard with fresh meat and vegetables.
Richard Eastwood of the firm of East
wood Jordan is also charged with
the same offense, but is in Washing
ton and has not been apprehended.
Indian Murders Two Men.
BONESTEEL, S. D., Oct 10. E. C.
Taylor, a white boss fanner and
teacher at the Indian school eleven
miles west of Bonesteel. and Johnnie
Shaw, living in the same locality,
were shot and instantly killed yester
day afternoon by George Bear, an
Indian. A dispute oveY hay led to the
crime. The murderer has borne a
good reputation as one of the best
workers among the Indians. The mur
dered men were prominent
INJUSTICE TO THE VETERANS.
Report of Committee Appointed to In
vestigate Pension Office,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. Among
the official documents presented to the
encampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic, which met here today,
was the report of the committee ap
pointed last year to investigate the
administration of the pension office by
the then Pension Commissioner H.
Clay Evans, and to bring the result
of the investigation to the attention
of the president
The first name signed to the report
was that of Gen. Ell Torrance, commander-in-chief,
who stated in his ad
dress that as soon as the report was
brought to President Roosevelt's no
tice the resignation of Commissioner
Evans was accepted.
The committee consisted of Gen.
Torranp H. R. Ttonth .Tnm W. Pr.
nahan. C. G. Burton. W. H. UDham. I
John C. Linehan, Henry E. Taintor
and John C. Black, and all signed it
except Gen. Black, who was unable to
meet with the committee. He says,
however, that he concurs in the re
port The investigation was conducted in
Washington, and the committee began
its report by saying that Commissioner
Evans gave every opportunity to make
it thorough. Speaking of the results
of the inquiry into special complaints
they say that many of these complaints
were without merit but that on the
other hand many meritorious claims
had been thrown out
"From a personal investigation,"
they say, "we are confident that scores
of claims arc rejected every day that
should be allowed." The responsibil
ity for these rejections is laid princi
pally at the door of the medical di
vision of the pension bureau.
8TEWART IS LEADER.
First Ballot Elects Him Commander
in-Chief of the G. A. R.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10. General L
T. Stewart has been elected commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army of
the Republic on the first ballot and
this in spite of the fact that General
Sickles withdrew from the contest
throwing his influence into the scales
for General Black.
The voting resulted as follows:
Stewart, 467; Black, 372; McEIroy, 83.
When the encampment took up the
order for election of officers the commander-in-chief
being the first office
to be filled, George H. Patrick of Ala
bama nominated General Daniel Sick
les of New York, General Lawler cf
Illinois nominated General John C.
Black of Illinois, Thomas Sample of
Pennsylvania nominated General J. T.
Stewart, and Post Commanader G. H.
Slaybaugh of the District of Columbia
nominated Colonel John McEIroy of
the District of Columbia.
General Sickles withdrew from the
race and seconded the nomination of
The greater part of the afternoon
session was devoted to the election of
national officers, the other results be
ing as follows:
Vice Commander-in-Chief William
M. Olin of Massachusetts.
Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief
James M. Averill of Georgia.
HE CONFESSES TO MURDER.
Crime for Which Two Men Have Al
BUTTE, Mont, Oct 10. Twenty
years after the commission of a mur
der, for which Thomas Hanley and
Luke Kelly, the latter president of the
Silver Bow trades and labor assembly,
and a prominent labor leader in Mon
tana, bad served seven years in the
penitentiary, the real murderer is said
to have confessed.
Word has been received from
Wilkesbarre, Pa., that E. W. Tourney
of Scranton, Pa., has given himself up.
The tragedy was' enacted near Lu
cerne, Pa., a man named Rosencrantz
being held up and killed. Kelly and
Hanley were convicted on the testi
mony of a woman, who declared she
recognized them as the murderers.
May Get Million Dollars.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Oct
10. Attorneys for I. Harry Stratton,
who is trying to break the will of his
father, the late W. S. Stratton, and
the warring executors and adminis
trators of the estate are holding a con
ference here today, and it is reported
that a compromise has practically
been decided upon. The report that!
the son's offer to comp.omise for
$1,000,000 may be accepted.
Love should be called the ether of
life; those under its influence seem
so insensible to outside joy or pain.
Dr. Parker Ordered Abroad.
LONDON, Oct 10. The, physicians
of Dr. Joseph Parker, pastor of the
city temple, who has been seriously
ill, have ordered his entire absence
Press the Education Bill.
BIRMINGHAM, England. Oct 10.
Addressing a meeting of liberal union
ists here today, Mr. Chamberlain said
the education bill would not be with
drawn. Make New Civil War Claims.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 10. In his an
nual report, to the secretary of war
Brigadier General F. C. Ainsworth, recorder-in-chief
of the pension division,
notes that a new class of claims ap
peared the last year in the shape of
applications by officers and soldiers of
the confederate army for compensation
for horses, side arms, etc, alleged to
have been taken from them at the
surrender of Appomattox in violation
of terms of surrender.
UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO
TINUE THE STRIKE.
OPERATORS MUST YIELD POINTS
President Roosevelt is Notified of the
Decision Reached by the Local Un
ionsPresident Mitchell Hurries to
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Oct. 9. Un
less President Mitchell's hurried visit
to New York bears fruit the end of the
mine workers' strike seems a long way
off and the prospect of sufficient coal
being mined to satisfy the public de
mand is extremely poor. Every local
union of the miners' organization
throughout the hard coal belt held
special meetings, either last, night or"
today and resolved to remain on
strike until the mine owners grant
them some concessions.
While the reports of the meetings
came" pouring into Wilkesbarre, Presi
dent Mitchell dictated a letter to the
president of the United States, in
which he gave his answer to the prop
osition that the strikers return to work
and trust to have their condition im
proved through an investigating com
mittee. What the answer of the miners'
chief is he refused to divulge, but it
Is difficult to conceive that with the
replies of the local unions piled around
him he could do otherwise than re
spectfully decline the president's prop
osition. Mr. Mitchell sent his letter
to Washington before he had heard
from all the locals, and at 3 o'clock
In the afternoon, accompanied by the
three district presidents, left for New
York. His mission there is also a se
cret As New York is the headquar-
ters of the operators, a rumor immedi
ately spread that a settlement was in
prospect, but Mr. Mitchell and his col
leagues would not say whom they ex
pected to meet
From early morning until late to
night the returns from the local unions
came pouring into the union head
quarters, and tonight the corps of
newspaper correspondents stationed
here were invited to examine the re
ports. Briefly stated, the resolutions in the
reports affirm the confidence in the
men; in the integrity, and judgment of
their president; praise President
Roosevelt for his efforts to end the
strike; denounce the presidents of the
coal carrying roads for their alleged
abuse of the chief executive at the
conference in Washington; denounce
the employment of the coal and iron
police; thank all organizations and
citizens throughout the country for
the financial assistance given and de
nounce Gov. Stone for sending troops
Nearly all the resolutions contained
a sentence to the effect that the men
will remain out, though all the troops
in the United States are sent here,
"until they are granted some conces
sions." Additional troops for this region
have not -yet arrived, and the general
strike situation remains unchanaged.
The coal company officials have noth
ing to say beyond the fact that they
are awaiting developments. There is
no increase in the shipment of coal,
very little of which is being produced.
Brigade Posts for Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9. Secretary
Root has issued an order setting aside
1,800 acres within five miles of Manila
as a military reservation. The place
is intended to be the site of the first
of a system of modern brigade posts,
which are to be erected throughout
the islands. Accommodation will be
furnished for one regiment of infantry,
two squadrons of cavalry, and two bat
teries of artillery.
Consuls Trade Places.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct 9. Ed
ward S. Bragg, consul general at Ha
vana, has been appointed United
States consul general at Hong Kong,
taking the place of Wildam A. Rubles,
who has been transferred to the con
sulate at Havana.
Carnegie is Honored.
WEDINBURGH, Oct 9. Andrew
Carnegie was presented with the Free
dom of Perth today in recognition of
his benefactions to Scotland.
Productive Potato Patch.
TYNDALL, S. D., Oct 9. One Bon
Homme county farmer dug nearly 400
bushels of potatoes from three-quarters
of an acre of ground.
Ask Rate for Nebraska Corn.
DENVER, Oct 9. The executive
board of the Colorado Cattle and
Horse Growers' association has de
cided to ask the railroads to make a
special rate on corn from Nebraska
and Kansas to Western Colorado so
they could feed cattle through the win
ter. The scarcity of feed because of
drouth on the western range has made
it imperative that the cattle men feed
their stock through the winter in or
der not to lose heavily.
Restore China Manchuria.
PEKIX, Oct. 9. The Manchuriaa
territory lying south of the Liau river
was restored to the Chinese today in
accordance with the Manchurian
agreement. Although reports show an
increase in the trade of Manchuria re
forms are not expected there until the.
evacuation Is completed, as Russia
maintains its objection to the exten
sion of the imperial post to the rail
road and the interior and discourages
BURLINGTON AWARDS PRIZES.
Names of Those Who Were Success
ful in Securing the Same.
A successful prize contest for pho
tographs of Nebraska agricultural
scenes has just' been brought to a
close by the passenger department of
the Burlington Route at Omaha.
The contest started May 29. 1902,
and closed October 1, during which
period 615 photographs were submit
ted. The best of them will be used
in publications advertising the re
sources and opportunities ot Ne
braska. Following is a list of prize winners:
First Prize Twenty-five dollars
cash, W. A. Pixley, Omaha.
Second Prize Ticket, Wahoo to
Chicago and return. Arthur L. Ander
son, Wahoo, Neb.
Third Prize Ticket Omaha to Den
ver and return, W. P. Fritz, Fremont
" Fourth Prize Ticket Wauneta to
Hot Springs, Spearfish, Deadwood and
Lead City, S. D., and return. W. W.
Purcell, Wauneta, Neb.
Fifth Prize Ticket Broken Bow to
St. Louis and return, S. D. Butcher,
Broken Bow, Neb.
Sixth Prize Ticket from any Bur
lington Route station in Nebraska to
any other Burlington Route station in
Nebraska or Kanasas and return, A. S.
Cody, Genoa, Neb.
Seventh Prize Ten dollars cash,
Dr. Wm. H. Steele, Hastings, Neb.
Eighth Prize Ticket from any Bur
lington station in Nebraska to Kansas
City and return, O. and J. Van Horn,
North Loup, Neb.
Ninth Prize Ticket Arcadia to St
Louis D. M. Goddard. Arcadia, Neb.
Tenth Prize Ticket Alliance to St
Joseph, Mo., and return, H. A. Mark,
Five Prizes Five Dollars Each John
B. Dow, Pool Siding, Neb.; M. A
Ellingson, Cambridge. Neb.; Miss Ella
Peterson, South Omaha; Mr. P. Soder
berg, Sutton, Neb.; Arteburn Bros..
Eight Prizes Three Dollars Each
Frank King, Bennet, Neb.; C. E. Bar
rey, Kearney, Neb.; E. H. Barbour,
Lincoln, Neb.; A. K .Brower, St Paul,
Neb.; C. O. Carlsen, Upland. Neb.; J.
W. Elarton, Aurora, Neb.; Miss Nellie
C. Kimberly, 1222 Nelson St, Lincoln,
Neb.; E. W. Slimm, Bridgeport, Neb.
INDIAN MURDERS TEACHER.
Courier Who Brings News Speaks No
English Particulars Unobtainable.
STUART, Neb., Oct 9. Mr. Taloe,
teacher of the Indian school at the
Ponca issue station in the reservation
eight miles west of Naper, was shot
and killed by an Indian named Bear.
The Indian courier who brought the
WfJjJ to Naper could not talk English
and 'the particulars of the tragedy
could not be learned.
Taloe took charge of the school last
spring. McCorkle, the issue clerk,
was recently transferred to Rosebud
agency, and Taloe was performing his
duties also. He and his family, con
sisting of his wife and a woman who
Jived with them, were the only white
people there. Four men left Naper
for the scene of the tragedy on re
ceipt of the news.
Twenty Thousand Dollars for Farm.
BENEDICT, Neb., Oct 11. Twenty
thousand dollars is the amounut An
drew Lucas received for his rarm
south of Benedict Land buyers are
loming to York county this fall from
all over Nebraska, and many are com
ing from Illinois . and Iowa. York
county farmers who sell out and look
elsewhere, as a rule come back and
invest here. A year ago Frank Crown
over ,a pioneer settler here, sold his
farm west of Benedist for $50 an acre
and invested in Phelps county. This
week he purchased 100 acres west of
Benedict, known as the Harrington
farm, paying $65 per acre.
.Sidney Takes on New Life.
SIDNEY. Neb., Oct. 11. The open
ing of the Union Pacific machine shops
and enlarging its capacity, more than
three fold has given a new impetus to
business, and this city is now entering
into an era of prosperity which means
much to the future of the town and
surrounding country. There is now in
the employ of the railroad company
about 100 men, many of whom have
brought their families here, and others
are now looking for residences.
Charged with Forging Checks.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Oct 11. John
Meister of Garrison filed a complaint
before County Judge Skiles charging
Bert Stone with forging two checks,
one in the sum of $15, purporting to
be signed by A. H. Aden, and one for
$25.50, purporting to be signed by Her
man Dallege, both of Garrison.
Sues Ex-County Treasurer.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Oct. 11.
Papers were filed with the county
clerk by Attorney W. H. Pitzer, repre
senting W. L. Wilson and H. N. She
well, asking that the county commis
sioners take steps to recover from ex
County Treasurer Charles P. Lloyd
the sum of $1,000, which they claim
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cess of the amount which the law says
shall be paid for such services.
Drops Dead on the Street.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Oct. 11. A
stranger in the city, whose name has
been found to be Edward Sayles, or
Selles, dropped dead in front of a sa
loon while passing the place. There
were no indications that the man had
been drinking. A physician was at
once called and pronounced It apa
plexy. which statement has been con
firmed by the coroner. Papers on his
person indicated that he was as old
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The minister of marine, the duke of
Veragua, is considering plans for the
restriction of immigration to Spain.
Two hundred and fifty carpenters
employed on the Swift and Armour
packing houses at Austin, Texas.
sf-uck. They want $3 for an eight-hour
The war department received aa
order from General Stone of Penn
sylvania for 10,000 pairs of shoes aad
2,500 blankets to be delivered immedi
ately. Colonel William Quinlan of the
First infantry has been appointed
brigadier general in the regular army.
He will retire on account of age on
Castel Sherrard, tenth baron, is
dead at London. He was born in 1819.
Two tombs of great antiquity havo
been discovered in the Necropolis in
the forum at Rome.
The following candidates have been
found qualified for appointment as
assistant surgeons. United States
army: Louis C. Duncan, Kansas, and
Edwin Kilbourne. Illinois.
A. A. Prozolor, son of the chairman
of the St Petersburg bourse, and nine
sailors, have been shipwrecked and
drowned off the Kamchatka peninsula.
M. Prozolor was known as a political
At Kristyer, Hungary, three persons
were killed and several injured from
the explosion of a bomb thrown into
a wedding party by a miner named
Barbula, who was the rejected suitor
of the bride.
The house of representatives of Cuba
decided to proclaim October 10 the an
niversary of the beginning of the war
of 1868, a national holiday, and to
erect statues of Cespedes, Agramonte,
Maceo and Garcia.
The Peruvian minister has resigned.
The Peruvian minister resigned in
consequence of a joint motion of cen
sure of the government adopted Octo
ber 3 by both the upper and lower
houses of congress.
As an outcome of newspaper at
tacks General Barges, captain general
of Catalonia, fought a duel Sunday
with pistols with the director of the
newspaper El Imparcial of Madrid.
Neither were injured.
At Havana an order has been pub
lished in the Official Gazette, pardon
ing all persons now under sentence
for election frauds committed prior to
May 20, when the Cuban republic was
established, and suspending their
prosecution in the courts.
Corporation Counsel Walker for the
city of Chicago has brought suit
against County Treasurer Samuel B.
Raymond and his bondsmen to recover
damages for interest alleged to have
been withheld from the city in the
way of taxes and for 5 per cent dam
ages. Professor J. J. Iglehart, a prominent
educator of Columbia, Mo., committed
suicide at the Globe hotel in that city
by shooting himself. The cause of
bis act is not known. Professor Igle
hart was for several years principal
of the schools at Columbia and
William D. Barrington, a cooper,
was killed by Thomas A. Stewart, a
negro barber, at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Barringer is alleged to have made an
Insulting remark to Stewart's wife,
and her husband felled Barringer with
a blow on the jaw, from which he died
It is reported that at the cost of
$10.000,GOO annually for the next six
years the government of Japan will
build four battleships, six first class
cruisers, and various lesser craft. The
battleships are to be built in England
and the other vessels in England,
France and Germany.
Former Governor John B. Neil of
Ohio died from a cancerous affection
of the throat from which he has suf
fered for almost a year. He served
during the civil war as colonel of the
Forty-sixth Ohio. In 1880 he was ap
pointed governor of Idaho and served
in that capacity for four years.
At Bridgeport, Ohio, Miss Rodella
Bain, who attempted to commit sui
cide, confessed to Chief of Police Rice
of Wheeling, .W. Va., that, in a quarrel
with Miss Gay Smith on a boat over
their lover. George Nolan, she pushed
Miss Smith into the Ohio river and
that her attempt at suicide was the
result of remorse. Miss Smith's body
Sheriff Henry Robertson, at Cripple
Creek, Colo., levied on a Pullman car
for taxes amounting to $663. which the
Pullman company has neglected to
pay, and in order to prevent the re
moval of the car, has chained it to the
Winston Churchill, the novelist, is
going into politics, making his en
trance at Cornish, N. H., through the
medium of the republican representa
tive caucus, which gave him a nomina
tion. This is considered equivalent to
An appropriation of $50,000 has been
made by the Insular government of
the Philippines to fight cholera in the
province of Iloilo, Panay. Although
the number has greatly increased there
is stm an arage of 1.000 cases In
this province daily.
A dispatch from Moscow, Russia,
fays Doctor Koulatke has succeeded
in reanimating the heart of an in
fant He extracted the heart from a
child that had died twenty-four hours
previously. It beat with normal regu
larity for one hour.
Henry D. Laughlin. a minority
stockholder of the Ch:cago & Alton
railroad, has filed a bill in court in
ChlcagD, attacking the validity of the
leas?, under the terms of which the
company turned the raiircad property
ever to the Chicago & Alton company.
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