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VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 35.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 3. 1902.
WHOLE NUiMBER 1,699.
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FOOT AND MOUTH TROUBLE DZ
ORDER OF SECRETARY WILSON
It Prohibits Railroads from Transport
tag -Cattle, Sheep cr Swine in the
lew England States or Their Ex
portation from Boston, Mass.
A7ASHINGT0N. Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson on Thursday issued a
sweeping order directed to the manag
ers and agents of rahroads and trans
portation companies of the United
States, stockmen and others, notifying
them of the establishment of a quar
antine on cattle and sheep and other
ruminants and swine in the New Eng
land states and prohibiting the ex
portation cf such animals from the
port of Boston until further orders.
Recent investigations in the depart
ment of agriculture discloses the fact
that what is known as foot and mouth
diseases exists in an alarming estent
in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massa
chusetts and Vermont. The expert at
the department, D. Mohler, Dr. Leonard
Pearson of the University of Pennsyl
vania and Dr. James Law of Cornell
Investigated the infected districts and
united in a recommendation that in or
der to prevent the spread of the disease
a quarantine should immediately be
Secretary "Wilson said that tliis is
the most serious case the department
has had to handle for some time, but
that' all the resources of the depart
ment would be employed in stamping
out the disease. He declared that if
it should spread west of the Hudson
river it wculd be nothing short of a
The orders, which are dated Thurs
day, are as follows:
"To the Managers and Agents of
Railroad and Transportation Com
panies of the United States, Stockmen
"In accordance with section 7 of the
act of congress, approved May 29. 1891,
entitled 'An act for the establishment
of a bureau of animal industry, to pre
vent the exportation of diseased cattle
and to provide means for the suppres
sion and extirpation of pleuro-pneu-mouia
and other contagious diseases
among domestic animals,' and with the
act of congress, approved June 3. 1902,
making appropriations for the depart
ment of agriculture for the fiscal year
ending June 30. 1903, you are hereby
notified that the contagious disease
known as foct and mouth disease ex
ists among animals in the states of
Connecticut. Rhode Island. Massa
chusetts and Vermont and the cattle,
sheep and other ruminants and swine
of said states have been exposed to the
contagion of said disease: therefore, it j
Is hereby ordered that, to prevent the
spread of the said disease from the
states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and
Vermont into other states or foreign
countries, and to aid in its eradication,
no cattle, sheep or other ruminants or
swine shall be moved or be permitted
to move from or across the territory of
any of the states named into any other
state or foreign country.
"Any person, company or corpora
tion violating this order will be pro
ceeded against as provided for by the
act of congress above referred to.
"It is hoped that all transportation
companies, cattle shippers and others
interested in the welfare of our animal
industry will co-operate with tho de
partment of agriculture in the enforce
ment of this order, to the end that the
restriction on traffic may have the de
sired effect and be removed in the
shortest possible time.
"JAMES WILSON, Secretary."
WEAN TO STOP HOLDUPS.
Railways May Combine to Throttle
Train Robbing as an Industry.
CHICAGO. Tram robbery as an in
dustry may be throttled through the
concerted action of railroad and ex
press companies operating throughout
the middle west.
Local officials of some of the roads
dire tly interested, through icrent
hocdupa. have been spurred to drafctic
measures. The Davenport robbery or
the fast Rock Island train was the
straw that brok the camel's back.
The compuany. in conjunction with
the United States Express company.
jointly offered a reward on Monday of j
fo.COO for the arrest and conviction of
the men who robbed their train.
In addition th Burlington officials
announced that a dead train robber
would be worth $l,CO0 to any ct its
Officials cf the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, Iilinois Central and Chicago
Alton roads coincided wth Mr.
Delano's statement, and declared that
thev would not hesitate to bear their 1
share of any burden brougnt aoont oy
a. concerted movement to eradicate-the
INDIAN SCHOOLS PROSPER.
Both Boys and Girls Become Better
Citizen by Education.
WASHINGTON Es'telle BeeJ, su
perintendent of Indian schools, has
submitted her annual report.
She notes a marked advance in in
dustrial training and says the course
of study -prescribed has materially as
sisted Indian youths in learning agri
culture as a means of self-support,
while the girls have besetted by the
- class reesn . curriculum, whieh Its
them fid dmties and reapqnsibiHties
THE CUBANS RIOT.
Two Killed and Eighty Others Are
HAVANA. As the result of con
flicts of a serious nature on Monday
between the police and the strikers
here two are dead and eighty-two
others wounded. Five of the wcunded,
me a lieutenant of police, wboae
threat was cut by a striker, have se
Tha police had the rioters well un
der control in the evening, but every
precaution was being taken to prevent
further outbreak cf disorder, and ail
the police and rural cuards in the
suburbs have been summered to con
centrate in Havana.
The strike, which at first only con
cerned the cigar workers, became
general when all trades walked cut in
sympathy. Merchants closed' the r
dcors, clerks, cooks, and' every class
of workmen having obeyed the com
mand cf the union, except the motor
men and conductors of the electric
Trouble began eariy when the elec
tric cars were held up by the strikers,
whose wrath was directed against the
street railroad employes.
Several cars were held up and stontd
on the outskirts cf the city and the
passengers were compelled to walk
into Havana, among them being the
Br.tlsh and German minis. ers. Sev
eral cars were wrecked and some ma
tormen and conductors were injured
during the rioting.
The tar men, however, continued
running their cars until 10, when the
superintendent ordered a suspension
of traffic. The employes were wil ing
to remain at work, but the officers
A mob of strikers drove the men on
the Western railroad from the trains
during the morning.
The mayor of Havana and the secre
tary of the government, Dieg Tamayo,
had during the past week openly sym
pathised with the strikers and had
givea orders to the police not to use
force in dispersing the crowds, and
under these conditions the police were
suable to cope with the strikers.
The situation was approaching a
Critical point at noon, serious disor
ders having taken place in front of
the palace itself, in which a police of
ficer named Maso and a number of
policemen and strikers received injur
ies. President Palma sent word to the
mayor that unless the city authorities
could preserve order the state would
intervene. The mayor then took dras
tic measures and issued an edict pro
hibiting crowds from gathering in the
streets end authorizing the chief of
police to kill if it was necessary to
American Corsets the Vogue.
WASHINGTON "American corsets
rule this market," says United States
Consul Mahin, reporting to the state
apartment from Nottingham, Eng
land, on popular wear in England. He
says so popular have American styles
become that French makers are com
pelled to get their patterns from the
1 United States.
MANILA WANTS GOLD MONEY.
Silver Drops Again, Squeezing Busi
ness and Government Men.
MANILA. Silver has suffered a
farther decline and the government
has isucd a proclamation making the
official rate $2.60 for $1.00 gold. The
former rate was $2.50.
The possibility of Mexico and the
Straits Settlement adopting a gold
standard have greatly weakened the
Indiana and Asiatic silver market.
Large quantities of Mexican silver are
coming from China, as it is believed
that much gold is being circulated
here on account of government ex
penditures. Native officials are beginning to pe
tition for salaries to be paid in gold.
The secretary of finance says:
"There is nothing to indicate a more
hopeful future for the currency ques
tion. It will probably be as bad as
now. if not worse, until congress acts
amd gives us a stable currency."
NEGROES PRAISE ROOSEVELT.
Express Pleasure at Chief Executive's
NORFOLK. Va. At the session of
the African Methodist church confer
ence on Friday, representing 75,000
colored people, strong resolutions were
adopted expressing profound pleasure
at what is termed President Roose-
veil's "broad and philanthropic letter
i on me appointment u ur. urum oi
Charleston." and heartily commending
his attitude toward the negroes.
Bishop Walters and others prominent
in the conference spoke in support.
The conference also passed a resolu
tion commending the attack John S.
Wise is making on the new constitu.:
tipn of Virginia.
NUNEZ SAYS CUBA REMEMBERS.
Insular Governor Protests that People
.Still Revere Americans.
WASHINGTON General Emilio
Nunez, governor of "the province of
Havana, Cuba, is in Washington, and
in an interview said:
"The public sentiment in Cuba to
ward the. United States has cot chang
ed. Gur deep and sincere friendship
toward this country continues. More
over, President Roosevelt's generous
and persistent campaign for reciproc
ity has found- an echo in the hearts
of our people, increasing, if it were
possible, the debt of gratitude that
we contracted with the United
Cleanliness and godliness are neigh.-:
bors. but neighbors are not always on
j speaking terns.
TO A DEAD STOP
NEGOTIATIONS ARE OFF IN THE
COLOMBIA REJECTS PROPOSAL
United States Will Make No Further
Concessions at Alt Nicaragua and
Ccsta Rica Will Not Be Used to Co
erce Their Neighbor Republic
WASHINGTON. Exceptional inter
est was displayed in Thursday's meet
ing of the cabinet, in view of the
near approach of the short congres
The president presented his annual
message to congress in completed
form. Most of the features were fa
miliar to the members cf the cabinet
and only such parts as had not been
considered previously were read in
full. All of the members were pres
ent except Secretary Root.
Secretary Hay, in presenting the
eanal negotiations, said that they had
ccme to a dead step and while no such
thing as an ultimatum had passed,
the Colombian minister had informed
the state department that he could not
accept the last proposition of the
United States as a basis of a treaty.
The state department has already let
it be known that it had come to the
end of its concessions, so the chance
of a renewal of the negotiations in the
near future were not bright.
This state cf affairs would, it was
believed, stimulate the negotiations
with Nicaragua and Costa Rica for the
alternate route, but it now appeared
that those countries were net disposed
to allow themselves to be used for the
purpose of coercing Colombia, and
were desirous of remaining in the
background until it was certain no
treaty would be made between the
United States and Colombia.
The original Panama concessions
would expire In 1904, and it had been
suggested that the Colombian govern
ment had that fact in mind and was
disposed to dally now in the expecta
tion that the franchise would relapse
and enable it to build the canal itself
or sell a new concession. Such a
course would raise a serious question
between the Colombian government,
the Panama company, the French gov
ernment and the government of the
United States as to whether a supple
mentary decree extending the conces
sion ten years from 1904 was valid.
RAILROADS ADVANCE RATES.
Put Up Prices for Carrrying All of the
CHICAGO, 111. General traffic offi
cials of the Central Freight associa
tion lines met here Tuesday and took
formal action for putting in effect the
advance in freight rates ordered at
the joint meeting of the executive
officers of the trunk lines and Cen
tral Freight association last week.
The new rates will go into effect on
The advance on grain and flour
rates will be 2 cents per 100 pounds
and 5 cents on provisions. Rates on
coal, iron, cement and other special
commoditiese will go up from 10 to
35 per cent. No changes have been
made in class rates, but the classi
fication has been revised so as to
make the class rates on many articles
Roosevelt Consults Wright.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. General Luke E.
Wright, vice governor of the Philip
pinees, left on Monday for Washing
ton, where, it is understood, he has
beeen summoned by the president for
a conference on proposed Philippine
legislation. It is expected he will as
sist in the preparation of bills which
will be presented to congress at the
forthcoming session, among which will
be one for the -establishment of a
stable currency, and another extending
the civil service laws in the archipel
ago. Kills Fifty Lad rones.
MANILA The constabulary are car
rying out an aggressive campaign
against the ladrones and fanatics in
the northern part of the island of
Leyte and Biliran. Inspector Crock
ett with a force of constabulary en
gaged them six times near the village
of Ormoc, on the south coast of Leyte,
and killed thirty.-nine. Corporal Mon
tague, at the head of another detach
ment of constabulary defeated a band
near Talibaug on Biliran island, kill
ing thirteen and capturing thirty-six.
President to Came West
WASHINGTON 8enator Cockrell
of Missouri, accompanied by Judge
William M. Springer and E. M. Clen
denning. 'secretary of the Board of
Trade of Kansas City, Monday invit
ed the president to attend the Na
tional Live Stock association in Kan
sas City on January 13. The presi
dent expressed his sincere regret at
his inability to accept, but said after
congress adjourned he expected to
take a western trip, on which he
would visit Kansas City.
British Reach Washington,
WASHINGTON The British labor
commissioners who are traveling in
the United States as the guests of
Alfred Moseley are in Washington for
a brief visit. They arrrived on-Tuesday,
and after calling 'on the presi
dent to pay their respects will depart
.or New York. They visited the con
gressional library and the patent office
and afterward made a call on Labor
Conuaissioner Carroll D. Wright.
AMERICAN ARE DECORATED.
French President Honors Officials ef
United States Army.
WASHINGTON The state depart
ment has been notified that the pres
ident of France has conferred diplo
mas of the Legion of Honor, on the
following officers of the state, war
and navy departments for the part
played by them in the dedication of
the Rochambeau monument:
State Department Edwin Morgan,
War Department Major General
John A. Brooke, commander; Briga
dier General S. B. M. Toung, com
mander; Colonel Albert L. Mills, offi
cer. Navy Department Rear Admiral F.
J. Higginson, commander; Captain
Willard H. Brownson. officer; Captain
Henry W. Lyon, officer; Captain Jo
seph M. Hemphill, officer.
These diplomas are in addition to
a number transmitted several months
ago and, like them, may not be ac
cepted until congress has given its
Dies Watching Foot Ball.
ST. LOUIS, Excitement caused by
watching a local foot ball game on
Thursday caused the sudden death of
Rev. John J. Barth of the German
Methodist Episcopal church by apo
plexy. Official Vote of Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The state
vote in the. recent election was can
vassed Tuesday by Secretary of State
Cook, showing that Missouri went
democratic by a plurality of 44,695.
As compared with 1900 the demo
cratic loss was 79,248 votes and the
republican loss 85,154.
HENDERSON ON TRUSTS.
Constitutional Amendment is the Only
Way to Deal with Them.
WASHINGTON, D. C Senators
and members of the house of repre
sentatives are beginning to arrive in
Washington to the meeting of con
gress next week. Most of the leaders
will be here during the early part of
this week as the president desires to
cpnfer with them before putting the
fnishing touches on his message.
Sunday's arrivals included Senators
Spooner, Allison, Fairbanks and Bai
ley and Speaker Henderson. Senator
Spooner spent some time at the White
House tonight in conference with the
president. Speaker Henderson ex
pressed the opinion in an interview
that there would be little legislation
at the coming short session aside
from the passage of the appropriation
bills. He added that the president
would have the first inning. The
speaker to some of his caller, ex
pressed his belief that a constitutional
amendment would be the only method
of dealing with the trust question.
CHAFFEE SEES PRESIDENT.
Goes to Washington and Receives
WASHINGTON Major General
Chaffee reported to Secretary Root
on Monday. He appeared in uniform
and upon his arrival held an impromp
tu reception in the secretaary's office.
Later, accompanied by Adjutant
General Corbin, he made official calls
on Secretary Hay and Secretary Moo
dy. Subsequently he had a long talk
with Secretary Root upon conditions
in the Philippines, with especial ref
erence to the plans of the department
for the reduction of the army. As a
result of his recommendations a gen
eral order relative to the methods of
reducing the army will be issued.
Later in the day Secretary Root pre
sented him to the president, who cor
dially congratulated General Chaffee
on his work in China and the Philip
pines. BANK AT BANCROFT ROBBED.
Burglars Get Away with Two to Four
BANCROFT, Neb. The . Bancroft
bank, owned by J. E. Turner, was en
tered by burglars Monday morning
about 2 o'clock. Entrance was obtain
ed by use of a skeleton key to the
The building is a one-story brick.
The safe was not kept in a vault,
which made it easier work for the
It is not known exactly what amount
was taken, probably from 12,000 to
All the cash on hand is missing, ex
cept 11.23, which was found in the
wreck in the morning.
Two explosions. were made, the first
one on the outer door, which blew
it across the room and almost through
the brick wall. The second was on
the Inner steel chest' and was a clean
Oklahoma Elects a Republican.
GUTHRIE, Okla. The . territorial
election board met Monday and issued
a certificate of election to B. S, Mc
Guire, the republican candidate for
delegate to congressa, placing; Us ma
jority at 394 over W," M. Cross, demo
crat. Cross' papers of contest are
ready to be filed when congress con
venes. The legislative certificates of
election wer also issued to show the
joint assembly to be one democratic
Selects South Dakota Site.
.WASHINGTON Assistant Secre
taary Taylor has selected as the site
for the federal knitting at Pierre. S.
D the northeast corner of Retreat
and Huron streets. The price Is S,-000.
LEFT TO FREEZE
ROBBED ON THE PRAIRIE, THEN
THE FATE OF All OMAHA MAN
Drugged by Bandits, All of His Mon
ey Taken, Then Left on the Desert
Unconscious Feet Badly Frozen
RAWLINS, Wyo. A. H. Bree, em
ployed by the Flato Commission com
pany of South Omaha, was found in a
railroad cut west of town on Thursday
His feet were badly frozen and he
had been without food since Sunday
noon. He was taken to the state hos
pital at Rock Springs, where both legs
will probably be amputated.
Bree tells an almost incredible
story, but his appearance certainly
bears out his statement. He says he
arrived in Rawlins Friday from his
home in South Omaha. Sunday he
met three men who said they had a
bunch of sheep three miles from town
that they would sell cheap.
Bree accompanied them to the place,
but the sheep were not to be found.
One of the men suggested they sit
down on a rock, eat a lunch and rest
and then continue the search for the
flock. Bree assented and remembers
nothing that occurred after he par
took of the lunch.
He regained consciousness during
the snow storm of Tuesday night.
His feet were so badly frozen that he
could not stand and he was almost
famished. With the lights of the
town as a guide he started to crawl
the three miles. All night he kept up
the snail-like pace over the snow-covered
ground, his hands and knees torn
and bleeding. At daylight he crawled
into the railroad cut and was seen by
the section men who brought him in.
When Bree went out on the prairie
with the three strangers he carried
$250 in his pockets, but when he
awoke from his long sleep the money
was gone. The authorities are satis
fied the strangers doped Bree, stole
the money and left him on the prairie
to die. There is not a single clue to
the Identity of the would-be murder
ers. MOSBY BRINGS HIS BROOM.
Bears from Washington Instructions to
Sweep Away Illegal Fences.
Omaha Col. Mcsby, who is in the
city, says: "I have come out here
with instructions from President
Roosevelt down to the landoffice, to
clean out all the fences on government
land and incidentally to clean out all
the fraudulent homestead entries, par
ticularly those of subsidized soldiers'
widows. If District Attorney Sum
mers is indifferent in the matter I shall
report so to the attorney general, as I
have once before reported. As for the
interview recently given out by Special
Agent A. M. Lesser, concerning the
charges against him, it is simply an
evasion of the real charge, which is ob
taining money from the government
by the use of false and fraudulent
vouchers. Senator Allison, at whose in
stance he was originally appointed,
has not yet spoken in his behalf. Sen
ator Millard has requested his rein
statement, but that is because these
cattlemen up there want Lesser kept
I haven't heard anything from Senator
NEBRASKA IS TRIUMPHANT.
Winds Up the Foot Ball Season with
a Great Victory.
LINCOLN The foot ball season of
1902 at the University of Nebraska
was terminated Thursday in a blaze
of glory. Before 6,000 people, the
greatest crowd that ever assembled
about a Nebraska gridiron, the unbeat
en Cornhnskers administered a deci
sive defeat to the Northwestern uni
versity eleven, scoring twelve points
and emerging from the contest with
their own goal line still uncrossed, a
record not achieved by any other col
lege aggregation in the country.
Nebraska, not having lost a game
this season or even being scored
against, on the record claims the
championship of the west. It defeat
ed Minnesota, which in turn defeated
Wisconsin and Chicago, against which
Nebraska did not play. Michigan on
Thursday also defeated Minnesota,
and while it was by a larger score than
Nebraska's victory, it was scored
against in this game, as well as sev
eral others during the season.
Cholera Spreads in Mora.
MANILA The cholera Is spreading
among" the Moro towns on the west
coast of Mindanao; and there is
much destitution among the people.
Quarantine increases the suffering by
stopping work and the movement of
supplies. General Davis has tele
graphed to General Sumner, directing
the distribution of food supplies to
the sufferers in the Infested and quar
antined towns. The' disease is dis
appearing from this city.
Urge Civil Service Rules.
WASHINGTON Colonel Emmett
Urell, commander-in-chief of the Span
ish War Veterans, accompanied by
Fred C. Hodgson and G. Leyburn f
Sherry, officials of the organization,
on Monday urged the president to
place under the civil service all the
Spanish war veterans who are now
serving the government in a clerical
capacity in the Philippines. President
Roosevelt promised to consider the
DOES HARVEST HANDS' WORK..
York Laboring Man Patents Bundle
Carrier and Shocker.
YORK, Neb. L. E. McCann. a la
boring man, has patented an attach
ment to a harvester, ty which bound
bundles of- grain are drawn together,
md when-there are just enough bun
dles to make a good, shock of grain,
irops the grain shocks on the ground
in such a way that the bundles stand
up of their own weight as close to
gether as if it were done by a harvest
hand. Nearly all of the large har
restsr manufacturers have investi
gated Mr. McCann's patent and they
all think it will save the farmers of
the world millions of dollars paid out
for labor. ' The bundle carrrier and
shocker looks like a small platform
set on four wheels. Capitalists have
offered to form ca organization with
a large amount of paid-up capital, and
to give Mr. McCann a one-half interest
in addition to a large amount of cash.
Canning Factory to Be Started.
GRAND ISLAND During the past
ten years few, if any, bonuses have
been granted in this state. But Grand
Island is to the front, having about
completed such a deal for the reju
enation of its canning factory. And
it is safe to say that even with the
general tendency on the part of the
business men and citizens to pull to
gether the raising of a bonus proposi
tion would not have been accomplish
ed this time but for the fact that the
proposition came from a man who
was a former citizen of the city and
upon whose integrity and ability the
utmost confidence could be placed.
Tames F. Rourke of Omaha, brother
of the base ball manager, and former
ly a citizen of this city, where he
managed the canning factory under
the management of Archer & Baker,
has completed the deal for the pur
chase of the factory building, the citi
zens of this city having all but two
hundred dollars of the $2,000 neces-
stary for putting the building in the 1
Gets Three Years in Prison.
SIDNEY, Neb. A jury in the dis
trict court here found W. F. Cook' of
Banner county guilty of obtaining $1,
200 under false pretense from the
Bank of Bayard. Cook represented
to the bank that he had 150 head of
catle branded "Y" and later it was
found he only owned forty-three head
and under a different brand. His
defense was that the bank had ad
vaccd the money to purchase cattle
which were to have the above brand.
Judge Norris sentenced him to three
years in the penitentiary, the jury hav
ing recommended mercy.
Device for Unloading Corn.
NORTH BEND A new device for
unloading corn in the ear after being
shucked in the field has been invent
ed by Alvin Olcon, a farmer living in
the Purple Cane neighborhood. As it
is intended to save shoveling off every
load into the crib, it will be a great
time and labor saver. It works like
a derrick, lifting the entire load in
the box and dumping it into the crib.
The inventor says that one man and
a team can unload a cargo of any size
in two minutes' time by the use of
his machine. He and Mr. Folds of
Rogers have applied for a patent on it.
Lincoln Bandit is Held.
GUTHRIE, Okl. One of the men
who participated in the robbery of the
Burlington train near Lincoln, Neb.,
several weeks ago is under arrest in
Oklahoma, having been placed in cus
tody for some territorial offense. The
authorities refuse to make public
either his name or the place of his
incarceration, but he has confessed to
his part in the Lincoln robbery, and
has sent word to Governor Ferguson
that if assured a pardon for his ter
ritorial offense he will reveal all the
facts of the train holdup.
End of Brick-Making Season.
TABLE ROCK The Table Rock
Clay company quit making brick last
week for the season. A ready mar
ket has been found for its products,
and it has been hard work to get
enough brick ahead to meet the winter
and spring demand. The Cotton brick
plant has also quit for the season. It
has transacted a large business, the
most successful in its history.
West Point's Big Brick Output.
WEST POINT, Neb. Eight kilns,
containing an average of 300.000 brick,
making a total of -24.000,000 brick,
have a.cady been burned at the West
Point brick yard this season, and if
the weather remains favorable until
the first of the year the entire output
will have ben disposed of. The out
put of brick for this year surpasses
all records and it has been impossible
to fill orders from outside points.
Will Pay for Postofficc
At the next meeting of the city
council of Lincoln a resolution will
be offered reciting that the city will
pay $50,000 to the federal govern
ment for the old postofflce and the
ground npon which it is located. Con
gressman Burkett will take this offer
with him and present it to the proper
persons at Washington.
Knowledge Is ability to read
cween the lines.
IN GENERAL i
- TERSELY TOLD.
Callaway people are rejoicing over
the prospects of getting another train
Death is announced of Rev.C. F.
Gravis, for ten years a Presbyterian
minister at Sheltoa.
Mrs. Siebolt Dierks died at the res
idence of her son, John Dic-rks. in'
Sounders county, as the result- of in
juries received by a falL
An entire family at Hastings was
taken seriously ill and for a time
were in great danger. It is supposed
they were poisoned by eating pie.
The Scott livery barn at Ord burn
ed. Three horses were killed and
all harness and feed destroyed. Loss
on barn and contents about two thou
At Beatrice, Frank Sperry, aged 16,
pleaded guilty to the charge of day
light burglary in district court and
was sentenced to the reform school
by Judge Letton.
At Nickerson, A. D. Lewis, n well
known merchant of Fontanelle, shot
and killed himself. Mr. Lewis had
been in poor health for the past few
years and was despondent.
Robert Watke of Farwell, charged
with maliciously setting fire to the
Ashton elevator, had a preliminary
hearing and was bound over to the
district court in the sum of $5,000
Attorney Mel C. Beck, who at the
recent election in Dakota county was
the defeated republican candidate for
county attorney, has filed a contest
proceeding before County Judge Emi
ers asking for a recount of the votes.
A jury awarded damages to Mrs.
J. F. Wall for $4,000 against the city
of Albion in the district court. This
was a cse where Mr. Wall drove off
the end of a bridge one dark night,
tipping over his wagon and injuring
his wife in one knee. The bridge
was defective in not having a rail.
W: G. Francis and C. W. McNeel oi
Kansas City, and Charles Blakely of
Beatrice have been in Beatrice look
ing over the town with a view of se
curing a franchise for an independent
telephone company. They propose to
organize and place a share of the
stock in the bands of local capitalists.
John Barrett, 65 years of age, was
struck and instantly killed by the
westbound passenger train on the
Burlington road one mile east of Wy1
more. The train was running at full
speed and when it came to a stop the
man was found on the pilot, up un
der the end of the boiler, dead. Bar
rett resided in Wymore.
John Larsen, an insane man. who
was being taken from Lincoln to Hast
ings to be placed in the asylum there,
escaped from the officers during the
trip and wandered through Webster
county to Blue Hill, where he was
taken in charge by a farmer, who
turned him over to the proper au
thorities. John Geissel Is in jail at West Point
charged with forging the name of
Max Gerhardt, a prominent farmer, to'
a check for $70, which he cashed in'
the store of L. Goldsmith Si Co. in
payment for a suit of wedding clothes,
receiving the difference in money.
Geissel is a green German boy, only,
a few months in America.
According to the report of the com
mission appointed to investigate her
case, Mrs. Henrietta Ziessin of Madi
son county is insane. She owns $20,
000 worth of land and Had $15,000 in
the bank. She had been placed In
the asylum three times and released
only to be taken back again. She im
aginees that her children are trying to
secure her property.
The drug store of T. P. Hickman
at Lin wood was robbed of about $65
worth of cigars and jewelry and $10
in cash. The David City bloodhounds
were sent for and traced the robbers
to a house near Cedar Hill church,
in Saunders county, but as the sher
iff was absent nothing was done tc
search the premises. No men were
found anywhere around.
Thomas Goodman of Tecuxnseh has
received word that his son, Joseph
Goodman, was held up and robbed in
Butte, Mont. Young Goodman has
been at work in the checking depart
ment of a transfer company and had
saved up some $400 in money. He
was on the way to the depot to take
the train home when he was robbed
and the thieves got his $490, watch
and other valuables.
The Nebraska City Electric Street
Railway company has issued $100,000
bonds at a low interest rate and
sold them to eastern parties. More
than half the lines wil! be completed
this fall, the remainder and the pow
er house to be finished next spring.
The new wing of the chronic in
sane asylum at Hastings was opened
last week and 160 patients from the
Lincoln asylum were placed . in it.
There are now 960 patients,, at the
Hastings asylum, and within the next
two weeks there will be neaarly 1,200.
W. H. & F. B. Elmers, for many
years prominent business men at Co
lumbus and at Humphrey, left last
week with their families and house
hold effects for Los Angeles, Cal..
where, it is said, they will engage in
J. S. Bolin, near Papillion has sold
1,800 bushels of applns and has sev
eral hundred yet m hand. Mrs. John
Miller, near Springfield, has sold 2,000
bushels. The price ranges from 60
to 80 cents per bushel. The fruit is
lie Ml Maftle.
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