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THIS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OF INTEREST OF MORE
Oil LESS IMPORTANCE.
rrimtmK sf King for Land Frauds in
he Alliance District M:sce
laneouns Nebraska Matters.
The King Land Fraud Case.
OMAHA Tho. salt brought sgainet
Patrick J. .King of Chicago, as told
by press dispatches, while in the main
similar to those brought against other
alleged land fraud operatives in north,
era and north-western Nebraska, is a
little different in detail. This suit is
brought against King for conspiracy
to defraud the government out of title
to about 25000 acres of land in what
Is known as the "Chicago ranch." in
township 42, range 52, in Dawes csun-
This Chicago ranch company "was
organized in 1904 and incorporated
shortly after the passage of the Kin
kaid law. Some thirty or forty entry
men wero secured to take up claims
in the enclosure, which had already
been fenced by the Chicago Ranch
company. Each of the entrymen was
to.be made a stockholder in the enter
prise and all was to pay approximate
ly $300. for which he was Issued
'shares of stock at the rate of $50 per
.snare. This fund was to pay for the
improvements of the ranch, to em
ploy men to watch the ranch property
.and to build shacks on the respective
'claims of. the stockholders. Each stock
holder was required to pay his own
Ifare and expenses to Win?!de, the
aearest railway station to the Chi
cago ranch, and from there he was
.driven by livery team by parties in the
Ideal to select their lands.
' An attorney named F. S. Balrd them
made oat the necessary filing papers
'for the stockholders and- accompanied
the parties to Alliance, where the fil
ling was made tit the government land
-office. Frank Shies was another party
Interested in the deal.
In their affidavits the entrymen
stockholders distinctly swore that the
land was not for the boncfit of any cor
poration, but for their individual use
and cultivation and exclusively for
homestead purposes. The approximate
cost to each of the stockholders for fil
ing fees, transportation and expenses
of visiting the land as about $500. In
cluding the $250, or $300 paid into the
treasury stock of the corporation.
From these investments nothing what
ever has been realized to the entry
men stockholders, and to add to their
misfortunes, each of one section claim
has been recommended for cancella
tion and they probably will be made
defendants as co-conspirators with P.
J. King, Eaird and Sides for seeking
to defraud the government out of title
to public lands.
Leaves Money to Her Friends.
M'COOL JUNCTION Several resi
dents of'McCool are congratulating
themselves for belns kind and atten
tive to Farah Smith an eccentric
widow, wife of the late John Smith,
pioneer settlers of south York county,
and many other residents regret that
they bad cot been more kind and at
tentive to "Aunt Sally." as she was
familiarly known to all south York
county. When the will of Sarah Smith
was read and filed for probate It
caused a grer commotion and every
resident has taken sides end prospects
seem gocd for a leng and bitter con
test in the courts, and it is all over
this will, in which Sarah Smith left
property to the amount of $G.000 to
residecl-; of McCccl Junction who
were not related to her and cut off
her adopted daughter. Florence
Wright, a resident of McCooL with
More Trouble in Holt.
LINCOLN More county treasury
trouble has developed in Holt county.
The county attorney has appealed to
the supreme court to compel the coun
ty treasurer to pay over $1,134.74
which it is alleged was deposited in
the defunct Elkhorn bank In excess of
the lawful allowance. The district
court of Holt county sustained a de
murrer to the action, and the case has
been taken to the supreme court.
Ready fcr Railroad Tax Case.
LINCOLN Attorner General Brown
has completed his brief in the Barling
ton railroad tax case and the copy is
now in the nan is of the printers. The
bijef ill be filed in the United tSates
supreme court October 9.
Mr. Lytle Took Poison.
BENEDICT The funeral of R. M.
Lytle was held here. He took strych
nine' and told his wife he had stolen it
from the rats. He was a. well-to-do
farmer and had no domestic troubles.
Farmers Lose Hcgs.
ARBORVILLE A disease similar to
cholera is raging among the hogs In
this socticn. Many farmers have been
heavy losers in the past ten days.
Ret Get-. New Trial.
LINCOLN Robert Rice, sentenced
to the penitentiary en a charge of as
sault with intent to do great bodily
injury, secured a reversal of the de
cision of the lower court. Under the
evidence the supreme coart heM Rice
was guilty of common assault and
battery. Rice, while drunk, picked a
fight with aJmes Adkins. who threw
him to the ground and then choked
him. Rice then drew a revolver and
attempted to shoot but the weapon
was taken away from him and he did
no one Injury.
UTICA Rev. W. ,a. Lorimer, who
is pastor of the Presbyterian church
of this city, was attacked on the
streets by Call Ragan, who knocked
hint dowa several times with his fist
and met being content with having
straek him, finally kicked him. The
trouble was the result of the grand
jury Investigation. Ragan was fined
In the neighborhood of $105. Ragan
immediately after the assault went
before ajuetico of the peace and plead
ed guHty and paid a fine of $5 and
Columbus Is oat of ice. or
to be October lsL
Secretary of War Taft will speak is
Omaha some time la October. ,
David TeweU. aa old resident and
well known la northwest York county,
was found dead In his bed at Arbor
Ben. F. DHL a tanner, ased forty
four years, committed suicide -at his
home eight miles south west of Te
kamah by shooting.
Omalia rartles have asked the city
council of Wymore to grant tnem a
franchise with a view of operating a
new electric light plant at that place.
Surveyors have commenced to drive
stakes for additional sidetracks which ;
will be laid this fn.ll for the enlarge
ment of the Fremont yards of the
The Christian Endeavor society ot
the Tecumseh Presbrterlan church
has arranged to give a lecture course
there this winter. Five events have
been contracted for.
The board of public lands and build
ings returned from Hastings, where
they inspected the state insane asylum.
The members of the board are enthu
siastic about the management of the
While State Superintendent Mc
Brien wll make no political speeches
this fall, he has consented to address
a number cf educational meetings
which will brintr him in touch with
most rarts of the state.
The sugar beet harvest at Sutherland
opened last week and the yield prom
ises to be enormous. From fifteen to
twenty tons of beets to the acre will
be harvested, giving the growers re
turns as h!:h as $100 to the acre.
The recent experiences with mad
dogs in Plattsmouth and vicinity have
prompted Chief of Police Fitzgerald to
Bsue orders to all owners of dogs
that these animals must hereafter be
kent off the streets. or-they will be
The Eleventh U. S. cavalry of C50
men and 700 animals will camp at Te
cumseh about October 9. The soldiers
will be en route overland from Fort
Riley. Kas, to Fort Des Moines. la
having been in Kansas for several
De-iel county's board of supervisors
parsed a resolution last month incor
porating the village of Oshkosh. and
kicked the j3b over at their last meet
ing after learning that they had made
a mistake as to certain alleged "fact3
in the case."
After being out el-ht housr the
jury in the cae of 11-year-old John
Dennis, who was charged with shoot
ing and killing George Morrison near
southeast Calloway last May, returned
a verdict of not guilty. The boy was
One of the largest real estate trans
actions for many years in southwest
ern Nebraska took place at Alma
when Marion Foster sold bis 200
acres of land adjoining Alma to Joseph
1 Snyder for $25,000. This Is one of the
finest farms in Harlan county.
Rain damage to county property Is
estimated by the county comumission
ers of Lancaster county, at $10,000.
Three Iron bridges near Agnew and
one between Agnew and Raymond
were washed out and many culverts
and bridge approaches were destroyeo.
Charles Wagner, night clerk "at the
Parrett hotel. Ogalalia, was struck ana
killed by train No. 12. He attempted
to cross the track in front of the
train which was running forty miles
an hour. At the incuest the railroad
is blamed for fast running through the
Raymond Carleton. the 13-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carleton,
of Leigh, is dead as a result of a gun
powder explosion. The boy had a min
iature cannot, constructed from an old
gun barrel, and was attempting to
fire it. The explosion followed, killing
At a meting of the building commit
tee of the Young Men's Christian asso
eiat'on of Fremont, bids for the new
building were opened. Three were sub
mitted and the lowest one of these was
$18,794. offered by Simon Koeberlin.
William H. Luhrs and Alex DeLong
were the other bidders.
City Superintendent Taylor of Gene
va received a check for $20 for premi
ums won in the school exhibit at the
state fair. Besides the six cash prizes
'n the city schools won eighteen dipl
ma prizes, mostly firsts. The patrons
of the schools feel highly gratified over
the work of their schools.
Judge Irving S. Baxter is at Santee
making contracts with members of the
Santee Sioux tribe who were at the
great Sioux outbreak in 18C2 to get tot
them moners they believe are due. as
a contract ha3 been running for ten
years in the name cf the tribe with
Charles Hill and Charles Eastman.
Representatives of the Baptist. Con
gregational. Presbyterian and Metho
dist churches met at the First Baptist
church parlors in Fremont and out
line rlans for a series of revival meet
ings to be held in Fremont commenc
ing November 11. The revivals will be
held in a lar?;e tabernacle seating 2,
000 persons which is to be erected
for that purpose.
John Wise, of Grand Island, a la
borer, who for years has been sub
ject to sudden spells of epilepsy, lex
to go to Wood River for the purpose
of fishing. He did not return and an
alarm was given. Search was made
and his body found in the river.
The Millers' National Fire Insurance
company of Chicago has been ad
mitted to do business In Nebraska by
Insurance Commissioner John L.
Pierce. This is the only-outside mu
tual Insurance company that has ever
been admitted to Nebraska. Its assets
amount to SL082.000.
John KnetchteL a well-known citizen
and for years a prominent merchant
of Fremont, met death by falling into
a cess pool in his own yard. He was
dead when discovered.
The criminal docket was taken np
before Judge Day and a jury of Sarpy
connty farmers. John Curran. the
man the sheriff had to shoot to arrest
him, plead guilty, and was sentenced
to two years in the penitentiary. John
Patterson, who was held to the dis
trict court for taking a team belonging
to Fred 8uhL was sentenced to sev
enty-three days lathe county, jaiL -
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HUHRICM ON GULF COAST
BIG STORM CAUSES GREAT DAM
AGE IN SOUTH.
Property Loss Estimated at $3,000,000
Railroads Suffer Greatly from
Louisville, Ky. The tropical hurri
cane, which has been churning the
waters of the Gulf of Mexico and do
ing much damage on the coast and far
Inland. Thursday night whipped
through north. Alabama in a north
easterly direction at a velocity but
slightly less than that recorded In
New Orleans during the day. Reports
do not indicate any loss of life, bnt
the damage t property over that ter
ritory touched by the storm Is some
thing enormous. All wire communica
tion is seriously disarranged, and In
some Instances has resulted in cut
ting off cities completely.
Numerous washouts have occurred,
the interruption from this cause In
one case extending for 30 miles.
Pensacola, where the maximum ve
locity' of wind was probably felt early
Thursday morning, reports a property
loss of $3,009,000 In the city alone,
and sends rumors of loss of life,
which it is Impossible to confirm.
New Orleans furnished the subject
of numerous wild rumors, but authen
tic reports from there indicate that
while there was considerable damage
to property, there had been no loss of
life in the city. Wires between New
Orleans and the gulf are prostrated,
and It will be several days before any
thing can be heard from the vast ter
ritory between the Crescent city and
the gulf and before anything can be
heard from the shipping which 13
riding out the storm in the open gulf.
FOREIGN MEATS ARE EXEMPT
Inspection Law Does Not Apply to.
Washington. The secretary of ag
riculture has received from the attor
ney general the text of the Important
opinion rendered the latter answering
in the negative the question submit
ted to him, as to .whether or not the
meat inspection law passed at the last
session of congress applied to meat
products imported into the United
states from foreign countries.
Mr. Moody held that-the provisions
of the meat inspection amendments
has reference entirely to domestic
slaughtering and meat packing estab
lishments, having been passed imme
diately in response to the message
of the president to congress transmit
ting the Neill-Reynolds report of the
conditions in the Chicago stockyards
and packing houses, and urging the
passage of legislation providing ade
quate inspection of meat and meat
food products entering Into interstate
commerce and for the supervision of
the methods of preparing the same.
NEW YORK REPUBLICAN LEADER
Charles E. Hughes Nominated for
Governor in Convention.
Saratoga, N. Y. The Republican
state convention met here Wednes
day, nominated a state ticket, adopted
a platform and then adjourned.
Charles E. Hughes, who conducted
the insurance investigation before the
legislative committee, wan placed in
nomination fcr the governorship by
ob E. sedges. nf. New Yor county.
iae nomination vras greeted with tre
mendous enthusiasm. Senator Tully.
of Steuben county, seconded the .nom
ination, and it was made by acclama
tion. Daly Becomes a Broker.
New York. Lieut Charles R. Daly,
who resigned his commission in the
army two months ago, has become a
member of the Stock Exchange firm
of Mills Bros, it Co. Lieut Daly
was formerly a Harvard quarter
back. Attempt Mads to Wreck Train.
Columbia, S. C Train wreckers
removed seven rails from the South
ern railroad at Barton. S. C Thurs
day morning, derailing passenger
train No. 30. No one was killed.
Elwood. Ind. CapL Richard L. Les
soa. aged 80 years, owning department
stores In this city and Alexandria, is
dead. He was a member of the Ma
sonic fraternity and the Loyal Legion.
His estate is valued at Sl.000.000i
Forty Horses Burned.
New York. Forty horses perlahed
la a fire which destroyed .a dozen
small buildings' on Water street, near
GouTeraeurslip. Thf fire was oppo
site Gonverneur hospital and caused
exrlta Tt among the patients.
RULES FOR MEAT EXPORTS.
Rigid Order Issued by Secretary of
Washington. The acting sec
retary of commerce and labor Tues
day promulgated certain rales re
garding the exportation of meats and
meat products, prescribing the man
ner of inspecting carcasses and the
Issuance of certificates, labels, etc.
The rules require that both the orig
inal and duplicate certificates shall
be delivered to the exporter, who
shall file the. original with the cus
toms officers and the duplicate with
the consignee, to be used by the lat
ter In identifying the shipment at the
point of destination by comparison
with the original.
Clearance Is to be denied to any
vessel carrying meat products for ex
portation where regulations have not
been strictly complied with in the
matter of proper proof of the due is
suance of identification . certificates
covering each shipment of meat and
meat food products, showing the name
of shippers, the destination, and other
information required by the law.
The new rules go into effect Octo
Secretary Wilson Tuesday, after
conferring with the officials of the
bureau of animal industry and in re
sponse to many inquiries on the sub
ject, so far modified the meat inspec
tion regulations as to hold that mince
meat is not a meat product. It has
developed on investigation that the
percentage of meat in mince meat
was -so small as to bring it within the
SIX ARE KILLED IN RAIL CRASH
Thirty-Five to Forty Persons Injured
Near Danville, III.
Danville, 111. Fast passenger train
No. 8 on the Wabash railroad crashed
through an open switch into a freight
train near here Wednesday.
Last reports show six dead.
Probably 35 or 40 people were In
jured, most of them slightly.
The cause of the wreck as given by
General Manager Henry Miller, of the
Wabash road, was "accident caused by
the crew of the freight train leaving
the switch open."
Fire spread with great rapidity from
the baggage car to the passenger cars.
The wreck was piled up in a heap of
smoldering ruin, from which came the
agonized shrieks and groans of the
wounded. Heroic rescues were many,
but it was a long time before as
sistance could be secured.
The bodies of the dead engineer and
fireman were partially consumed by the
Mail Clerk Harding was pinioned be
neath the mall car. He was roast
ed to death before he could be cut
WEST POINT HAZING STOPPED
Practice cf Initiating New Students
Entirely Stamped Out.
Washington. No more favorab'c
report of the conditions at the ml.i
tary academy at West Pciat ha3 keen
made In recent years to the var de
partment than that of the board of
visitors, of which Gen. Horace Porter
In its report, the beard says: "The
practice of hazing new cadets, at oac
time prevalent among the older stu
dents of the academy, ha3 been ef
fectually stamped out, and we have
been Informed that no instance of
real hazing has come to the attention
of the academy authorities during the
last three years, or since eTectlve
measures were employed for its abo
lition." Mexican Crops Damaged by Rain.
Mexico City. The recent heavy
rains -have -caused much damage to
crops in vast portions of the country.
The rains of the Pacific slope have
been unusually torrential and' railroad
work has been temporarily checked.
Boston Car Barns Burned.
Boston. The car barns of the Bos
ton and Northern Street Railway
company, on Washington avenue.
Chelsea, were destroyed by fire early
Thursday, together with about 80 cars.
The loss Is estimated at $300,000.
Typhoon in Philippines.
Manila. The Cagayas valley, In the
northern part of Luzon, was devastat
ed by a typhoon September 18. Bar
rios, Gallaran, Anlung and Baggao
were totally destroyed and lour other
towns were badly damaged.
Czar Going to Biarritz.
Biarritz. Quarters are beln pre
pared here for Eciperor Nicholas and
uie Russian imperial .family, who win
soon join Grand lKe Alexander Mich
aeliovitch and his family, who recent
ly arrived at Biarritz.
CALL LATEST RULING. OP COM
MERCE COMMISSION UNFAIR.
RAILROAD 'ADS DA&3ED.
Say There Is Nothing ht the Law
That Calls for Such an Interpre
tation The Commission
Flooded with "Kicks."
Washington. The recent ruling of
the interstate commerce commission
to the effect that "nothing but money
can be paid for transportation of
either persons or property," means
that in future the railroads will be
prohibited from exchanging 'transpor
tation for advertising space la the
newspapers of the country.
The ruling, has already aroused a
storm of protest from the publishers
throughout the country. Every mail
into Washington brings hundreds of
letters from newspaper mea all of
which severely criticise the commis
sion for "going out of it a way to bit
the newspapers." The publishers In
sist that there Is nothing in the new
law which would in any way forbid
the railroads from purchasing adver
tising space to be paid for in trans
portation, and that such a ruling Is
not only uncalled for by either the
letter or the spirit of the law, but is
unconstitutional as well.
One prominent publisher said a day
or two ago:
"There Is aot only nothing ia the
new rate law which would call for
such a ruling as this from the com
mission, but the ruling Is antagonistic
to the national constitution as well,
and It will not be upheld by the
courts. The railroads that desire pub
licity through the medium of my pub
lication make advertising contracts
with me. and pay me for the .space
used with transportation which Is the
same as money to me as It Is used by
myself or my employes in connection
with my business. The government
might with equal justice say the mer
chant could not give dry goods or
any other marketable commodity In
exchange for advertising space. The
courts would not uphold such a ruling
as that for one moment, and there Is
no more reason why they should up
hold tnls latest erration of the com
merce commission, 'or it is equally as
untenable as the proposition between
the publisher and the merchant
"Everyone knows that the railroads
do. and can afford to, advertise more
heavily when their advertising ac
counts can be paid for in transporta
tion. Nor does this Increased amount
of advertising affect the interests of
the general public in any way, but
it does assist in making the prosperity
of the American newspapers and peri
odicals. The transportation that is
given to newspapers in exchange for
advertising dees not affect in any way
the equitable eaforcemenfof the rate
law, nor does it affect in any way the
rates charged the general public for
transportation for either persons or
property. It is a benefit to the rail
roads in that it enables them to do a
greater amount of advertising that
they otherwise could or would do, and
in this way secure a greater amount
of business for their lines, and under
a just interpretation of the law this
increase in business would eventually
lead to a reduction of transportation
charges to the general public It 13
an unjust and uncalled fcr ruling, and
both the publishers and the railroads
should fight it."
That publishers are fighting it, not
only by .their protests to the commis
sion but by protesting to their repre
sentatives in both houses of congress
is proven by the fact that already the
commission is receiving communica
tions from many senators and con
gressmen in which these representa
tives of the people declare they had
no intention of passing a law that
would affect the newspapers In this
way, and that there is nothing in the
new law which calls fcr such a ruling
on the part of the commission.
FOUR PASSENGERS ARE DEAD
Train Runs Into Switch Engine at
New Prague, Minn.
Minneapolis Minn. Four are dead
and fifteen or more are injured as a
result of a rear-end collision of a pas
senger train and a switch engine in
the 'Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad
yards at New Prague, Minn., 40 miles
south of Minneapolis, at noon Monday.
The accident was caused by a switch
engine in the yards running 'onto the
main track on the time of the passen
ger train, which was about 15 min
utes late. The switch engine was light
and the passenger train was running
at a rather fast rate of speed.
Both engineers jumped when they
saw that the crash was inevitable.
One engineer escaped and the other
broke his collarbone. All the express
and mail messengers escaped unhurt.
Apparently the passengers in the
smoking car were the only ones hurt
Taft to Speak at Milwaukee.
Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin
speech of Secretary Taft. opening the
Republican campaign, will probably
be made In Milwaukee Instead of
Madison, as at first planned, during
the first week in October.
Mine Shaft Burned.
Dixon, 111. The main shaft of Rut
land mine caught fire Thursday morn
ing. The flames spread to the coal
chutes near the station of the Illinois
Central railroad and traffic was de
layed several hours.
Socialists to Hold Congress.
Mannheim. Germany. The socraHst
convention has determined to summon
an International congress, to meet at
Stuttgart next Autumn, to de-nonslrate
the solidarity of the socialists through
out the world.
Supreme Court to Meet.
Washington. The next term of the
supreme court of the United States
will begin a weak from next Monday.
The docket now contains over 409
cases and others will be added before
STOSLW3 FLEWS 6fl1LTT
CHICAGO' CANKER SENTENCED TO
TERM IN JCUET.
Requoet fcr Quick Astlen Is CewpHed
with, Penalty Betas Iwpmd by
Judga Whs Is Old Friend.
Chicago. Paul O. Steastaad.
president of the wrecked Mil
waukee Avenue State bank, to a con
vict ia the Illinois penitentiary at
Joliet. Stensland, who was captured
at Tangier, Morocco, whither 'he had
fled to escape the consequences ot his
crimes, arrived In Chicago at nine
o'clock Wednesday mornlag. Twenty
minutes later, after running the gantlet
of a threatening crowd at the station,
be was taken Into State's Attorney
Healy's office, where for two and a
half hours he gave a detailed confes
sion of all transactions la connection
with the looting of the bank and Im
plicated several persons, some of them
said to be mea of prominence. He
then was taken into court, sentenced
and started for Joliet.
At exactly 12 o'clock, at the conclus
ion of the ordeal In Mr. Healy's office.
Stensland was takea before Judge
Kerstea. and there pleaded guilty to
two Indictments for embezzlement and
was sentenced under the indetermin
ate law to prison. The sentence In
cluded a fine of $120.
An hour later, Stensland. Ia the cus
tody of Jailer 9 Whitman, was aboard
a Santa Fe train for Joliet. and at
2:20 o'clock he was turned over to
the receiving officer of the prison. His
convict number Is 9902.
QUIET RESTORED AT ATLANTA.
Succeed in Quelling Race
Atlanta, Ga. The race riot situ
ation is la absolute control of the
authorities and business has resumed
normal conditions. The city schools
are open and well atteaded aad all
manufacturing plants and factories,
which have been suspended since Sat
urday, blew their whistles at six
o'clock and began operations. All sa
loons are closed aad licenses to negro
restaurants and low bars have beea
rescinded by city council la special
session. A citizens committee of ten.
aided by the mayor, police and mili
tary authorities, are In absolute control.
There was no disorder Tuesday night
and with 14 companies of state militia,
a battery of artillery, a battalion ot
cavalry, and an Increased police force
on duty, it is believed the riots are
curbed and peace permanently re
stored. Atlanta, Ga. The known dead
In connection with the riots here
since last Saturday night number
one white man and 18 negroes.
To this number might be added the
name of Mrs. Robert P. Thompso;.
an estimable white woman, who
Jroppcd dead Monday evening after
seeing two negroes shot and beaten
in front of her home.
HEARST NAMED FCR GOVERNOR
Democrats of New York Select Pub
lisher to Head Ticket.
Buffalo. On a platform "written by
W. Bourke Coskran, which denounce:
centralization of private enterprises
in the hands of government and which
extends felicitations to William J.
Bryan without saying anything about
the presidency, William R. Hearst wa3
nominated for governor by the Now
York Democratic state convention.
With Hearst two of the other candi
dates of the Independence league
t.osj for lieutenant governor and sea-
: rotary oi stute also were nominated
by the Democrats.
Only a single bal!ot was taken on
the governorship, Hearst receiving 305
votes. Congressman William Sulzor
124 and John A. Dix 17.
GLORIFY FINDER OF PIKE'S PEAK
Kansas Town Holds Cslebrstion
Honor of the Discoverer.
Republic. Kan. This little city Is
celebrating the centennial of the visit
or Lieut Zebulon M. Pike, who, in
1806, upon his return east from the
discovery of what is now known as
Pike's Peak, raised an American flag
In the Pawnee Indian village here. In
1901 the- state of Kansas erected a
monument here to Lieut. Pike and
around this shaft the celebration cen
ters. There are 5.030 visitors In town,
and the Second, Twenty-second and
Thirty-fifth batteries of artillery, ua
der command cf Capt. Mott, arc here
Earthquake at San Juan.
San Juan, P. R. The city of San
Juan and the Island cf Porto UIco ex
perienced a series of heavy earth
quake shocks Thursday, beginning at
10:47 a. m. The people were thrown
Into a condition of consternation aad
Indescribable alarm, but the resultant
damage was comparatively slight and
there ha3 been no loss of life.
Wife Murderer Capture
Vlncennes, Ind. John Dabord. mu
derer of his wife, was captured
Wednesday by Capt. Kruse at the fair
ground two miles from town. Debord
said he was prepared to take the con
sequences. Seventy Ruse Towns Rebel.
St. Petersburg. Grave agrarian
disorders have broken out in the prov
ince of Viatka. The inhabitants of 70
villages have disarmed and expelled
the police, and are pillaging the coun-
Central League Season Closed.
Indianapolis. Ind. TheCentral base
ball league closed the season of 1906
Tuesday. Grand Rapids won the pen
nant, with SpringSeld second and Can
ton third. The circuit will remain
unchanged next season.
Robbers Wreck a Bonk.
Brady, Neb. The Bank of Brady
was wrecked by robbers Tuesday. Four
charges of dynamite were used. The
amount of money taken !- not known.
A big force of men and dogs ia ia pur
suit of the robbers
DAMAGE IS URGE
STORM REPORTS TELL Oe
BUY THIS STM1 WT IFF
at Great HeiaM. and
by Wine) aad
NEW ORLEANS New
early Friday was still cut off
ly front eoausmalcatfoa with points em
the gulf coast east of here. For
thirty-six hours no laferawtioa et any
sort had coeae from towa less than
aa hour's ride by rail ia the direction
of Mobile, aad anxiety regarding the
situation In those places .became la-
tense. The gulf towas are a sui
resort for New Orleans aad the
bers of many families have beea
arated by the storm.
All day Thursday the washout em
the. Louisville 4b Nashville railroad.
twenty-five miles from here, marked
the farthest polat eastward
by rail, telegraph of telephone.
hours after the hurricane had
the two miles' portion of railroad
tracks which was submerged by the
Incoming tide was exposed to the
equally dangerous outward Sow er tae
recedlB high water. Lecal LouteviDe
: Nashville officials Friday aanemac
ed all trains canceled until further no
tice. Friday morning Lake Foatcaartrala
had calHMd aad the high water faUea
to very aear its normal leveL
The list reports front interior Mis
sissippi towns indicated that the hur
ricaae did great damage ia the aerth
ward progress. Vteksburg aad Mc
Comb City reported bafld!ags injured.
and Jacksoa aad Brookhavea reaertea
damage af It per cent to the
Dr. W. N. McGalMdrd. a
oa the first New Orleans & Northeast
em train, which came lato the cKy
late Thursday night, said the trahi
was compelled to ran slow through tha
stone Tharsday. with trees coatlau
ousiy falling, some of them threaten
ing to block the tracks la their crash.
Unroofed or demolished aegro cabiaa
were continuously passed. Freaueat
ly, he said, lashiag of the wind and
crack of trees made a rear which
drowsed out the train's rumble.
Reports from Monticelk). Miaa. say
that considerable damage was done to
pine forests near there, hundreds of
trees being uprooted. Trees had fan
en. across the railroad tracks to such
sn extent as practically to saspead
railroad traffic toward the east of Mon
ticello. The brief dispatches received here
Indicate that the losses In Interior
towns of Mississippi alone will reach
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
MUZZLE ON ARMY TIGHTENS.
General Order Prohibits Officers
Men from Giving Information.
WASHINGTON A general order
just promulgated by the war depart
ment positively prohibits the solicit
ing of pensions or other claims against
the United States on military resrva
tions or at military posts, camps or
stat'ons. and commanding officers are
directed to take measures effectually
to prevent such solicitation. Officers
and enlisted men who give information
with a view to aiding xersons who so
licit snch claims will lay themselvea
liable to trial by court-maritiaL
DISPATCH CAUSES TROUBLE.
President of Local Reactionary League
. in Russia Indicted.
KIEV, Russia The president of the
local branch or the Reactionary
League of Russian Men has been In
dicted for high treason on account of
a dispatch which he sent to ex-Premier
Goremykin. demanding the dis
solution of Parliament, then In ses
sion, on the ground that it was an In
strument of the revolution.
Southern Lumbermen Organize.
ST. LOUIS Over fifty representa
tives of lumber companies of Mls
rouri, Texas. Alabama. Louis!ana and
Mississippi assembled at the Jefferson
hotel and effected permanent organiz
ation under the name of the Southern
Lumber Operators' Association.
Three Women Would Vote.
SALINA. KAS. Two hummed aad
fifty aliens were made citizens of this
country here. The majority of the
applicants were natives of Sweden:
and some of them had been here a
quarter of a century. There were
three women who applied for their
final papers. .'
For Bryan and Hearst.
SEATTLE. WASH. The Demo
crats of Washington met in state con
vention indorsed William J. Bryan
for the prerldency in 1908. cheered
the name cf Hearst to the echo aad
placed a full congressional and Judi
cial ticket in the field.
Sultan Will See Le'shman.
WASHINGTON Acting Secretory
of State Adee received a cablegram
rfom Ambassador Leishmaa at Con
stantinople, which confirmed the news
dispatch that arrangements have
completed for the reception of
bassador Leishmaa by the sultan aext
Monday. October 1. At that time Am
bassador Leishman Is expected to be
accorded a "solemn audience- with
the sultan to present his credeatlale
as ambassador and take up with the
sultan certain important matters
pending for several months.
WASHINGTON Peaceful interven
tion by the United States is believed
by Acting Secretary Oliver and many
officers at the War department to be
the protable outcome of the Cuban
trouble. Intervention Is regarded by
these officials as almost inevitable,
but In spite of the unfavorable dis
patches from Havana they cling to
the idea that the sending of large
wdies bf trcops to Cuba will aot be
r.eeessary and feel that Secretary
Taft will establish a temporary gov.
eminent and restore peace ia Cuba
erameat aad restore peace ia Cuba.
Traehs tMhwirasd, Telegraph Wire
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