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WMfli to LaM the Cnwr SUM.
Wnwiaguia Quiii witnessed two
. events hce of general interest to the
religion world at large sad especially
- to the wliioiMl church. The' iret aad
chief of: these; eTeats waa the laying
of the fr Mien stone of the Cathed-
. ral of SataarJter udFaul at Mount
St. Alhaaveosaainsvenue. The
pother was the ajrajstbpea air service"
on the same grounds Zander the aus
pices of the international', convention
of the Brotherhood? .of St Andrew,
which brought to a clese the conven-
; tioa which has, been in r session here
for the laat.wek. The cornerstone, lay-,
ins was aailer the guidance of the
Episcopal vtfhureh of America.
. With befitting ceremony and solemn
' ity, the foundation stone of what prom-
iscs fbequal ia point of architecture
and outlay the most 'magnificent cathe
drals in the wojld, was laid at noon.
' . It fwaranotableoccasionr jnade
more' so" by the presence of the presi- j
dent of the .United States . and. the
bishop of, London. " "' ' ,
Among the Tistinguiehed' people la
tlie ' assemblages Resides. President.
BooseveltHatfU' Bishop Ingram weVe-J.-
Pierpont ' Morgan.' and Chief Justice
Fuller of. the' United- States supreme
cciirt. ,r u 1 t a. . -'
Among the prelates who took; part
in the cxerciseawereRt. Bev.-.A. ,P.-Winnigton-Ingranv
the lord bishop of
London, wh .doliTered the salutation;
Bishop Sattertee of the diocese of
"Washington, . who performed, the
ctremony of laying the foundation
stone, and' many other, bishops of the
President Roosevelt was among the
early .arrivals and occupied the chair
of Bishop -Sattertee, who presided.
This -chair, the V property of Bishop
Satteriee, was brought to this coun
try from England some 400 years ago.
To the president's Tight-sat Arch
Bishop Nuttall of the West Indies, '
while on his)cftwas Bishop Satter
OFF FOR THE 'SOUTH.
Frssidential Farty Leaves Washington
far n Extended Trip.
Washiagtoa-WIUi a hearty "Good
k. bye and Good Lack," President Roose
velt left here Saturday night at 7:40
on a special train over the" Pennsyl
vania railway oa his western, and
; southern' trip.. Accompanying him
.-were: Secretary Loeb. who goes :as.
far as Keokuk, la.; Assistant. Secre
tary Latta. T.'H:.NctherlMd. Surgeon
General Rixey. U-- S. X.;, Secretaries
Wilson and Garlcld, who go as far as
Canton," O.AL representatives7 of (the
three press associations 'and' a photo-,
graphcr. Dr. Alexander Lambert, the
presidents family physician; phn .
Parker nad.fohn f .McIIhenney, civil
.service 'commissioner, 'whose guest,
the president will be on the hunting
trip in Louisiana, will Join -the party
:i: the south. 'The-president will .be
at Canton, O.. Motfdar. and will speak
at the . dedication of the McKlnlcy
u monument. .
LABELS ARE TURNED DOWN.
Request of Dealera'Tcr Year to Use
Up Old. Stock is Refused.
Washington1 The board; of food and
drug inspection .at the, department of
asricultane decided-.torefuse to rec
ommend an extension of the privilege
of using labels already 'in stock until
October 1. 1908, as required by grocers
and others throughout the country.
The board held thatsnffie.ient1"Ume'
has' elapsed for'maniifacturers. jobbers
and, wholesalers to adjust-jthelr busi
r.ess affairs to the terms of the pure
Charge of Rebating. .
San Francisco The. 'federal grand
jury returned' Indictments of 124
counts against .the Southern Pacific
company aad the Pacific Mail Steam-
. ship' company, charging violations. of
. the interstate. cominerccxiaw. Tiese
indictments, if followed by convictions,
will render the corpoiations liable, to
fines aggresaling from A$124,000 to
$2,480,000. the minimnrA fine, pre
scribed by law on each -coiint being
- $1,000 aad the-maximum fine $20,000.
. fhe defendant corporations are ac;
ct:sed, of secretly cutting publ!shed.
v rates. - r v.'.Ya I
. Roocevelt to. Marksmen.
New Yo:k President Roosevelt has.
written letters of congratulation to
Sergeaat W. A. Berg oft North Yaki
ma. (Wash:, who' represented the.
Washington natioaal liuard, -and to.
MJdohrjwriaw Harold T. Smith of Ta-j
coma. -Wash., who cropresented-'the!
- United States' navy, aad who won 'the'
; championship of 1907. on their victor
ies in the president's match Jan J the
natioaal individual match 'of "the Na-i
tional Rife associatton of America re
ceaUy held at Camp' TeTry.O-
u TerribVe Disaster in Japan.
: Vkoria. .' C-Advices'' of a terri
ble disaster. 'dae io great floods, pre
AaHiag In Japan; nave been 'received.
Theverfow ofCtba-. river, ptoaashi-
..MlMh$0,!8 -.tPJW Qf,
r-akucaiyama. near Kyoto, .caused the
toss of mow thanrMAjin the -rim;
.with Secretary Taft
tarty -on hoards aiilyd here at -7
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Slayer f Mrs. Marthi Caiht iiTMtoV
Beatrice, Neh. K Mead Shamway,
the. supposed slayer "Wmjo. Sarah
MarUn, was arreetad aaar Orogon,
k,coiity. Mo.. Triday. by StariC
McJiulty. After' Meanlai' fcwihe
oMceraat -Hraart. i Kas.. Shamway
waQradto' Ralo. Neb aad reaaatetng
there lor a few haws, auuMgaaMte
board a trala foBt.
remained far oai alcht TheMzt
day n boardid a. trala: for Oragoa.
Me vear wakthlaee went to wark
on a tarm H did not ehaaga Ma
nalae aad after gatag to work wrote
several checks, aigaiag thsm- TL
Mead Shumway." This, with th de
scription the oflcers had of, himrjed,
to his capture. '- , '
When- arrested . Shamway had only
1 in bis possession: 'SherUr McNnlty
arrived v at Wymore early Friday
morning with the-prisoner, and, in
company with the county attorney of
Polk county,. arrived in .Beatrice about.
8 o'clock, where the prisoner was
turned over to Sheriff Trade. '
In. the oflico of Sheriff Trade, Sham-
way, in giving his story .of the murder
with which he Is charged, stated that
he came from the Held and. on finding
blood in; the 'bouse, thought be woald
be accused of the. murder and he made
up his mind to leave. He went to. the
barn and, after hitching cne of the.
horses ,to(.a buggy, drove away. '
About 10 o'clock Sheriff Trude and
Sheriff McNulty; with the prisoner;
left the city" In -a carriage for Dewltt,
where they boarded a Rock Island
train for -Lincoln. The newsvHofj
Shumway'8 capture spread like' wild-!
Are and at Cortland, Adams and-Plrtbj
smfir posses rwere organized to ihterj
cejitlhe officers and their prisoner en;
route to'lincohi, but the. party reacbedi
tliat place without being molested- ,
The crime with which Shumway is
charged was the most- brutal in the)
bistory of Gage county and since he!
made' his escape; - more than three;
weeks' ago, the officers throughout the)
'vest have, "been camping on his trail.
At. the inquest it was shown Mrs..
Sarah "Martin; the murdered-woman,
was attacked by Shumwajr while she'
was engaged in -washing the dinner
dishes. The rooms on the lower
floor bore evidence of a terrible'strug
gle, and the supposition is that after
the murdered had slashed the woman,
across 'the throat' with the butcher
knife she ran from one room to an-,
other In order to free herself from
his grasp.' After practically butcher-,
ing the defenseless woman the murd-.
erer carried,-the body upstairs and,
placed It under the bed, where it was
found in an almost nude condition by;
VESSEL-NAMED NORTH DAKOTA.;
Roosevelt Decides. Not. to Favor NowJ
York ia Naming Boata.
Washington North Dakota will be!
the name of battleship No. 23, one of
the new 20,000-ton vessels, contract
for which were recently awarded by
the navy department The other ves-j
sel. as heretofore announced, will bej
called the Delaware.. President Roose4
velt has decided that as so many na-i
val vessels bear the names of, New!
York cities, it would be unfair to carry!
'out the "original plan of .naming No.;
2S the New York and of changing thei
cruiser of that name, to the Saratoga.'
Utah now 5s the only one'of the stateaj
after which no war vessel has'been!
named. 'i Z
CHOATE ADMITS HIS DEFEAT.
The Hague Joseph H. Choate; head!
of the 'American delegation to the
peace conference, 'is ready .to ' acknpwl-'
edge the defeat of Jtis 'pet scheme;
for the establishment here of- a per-!
maneat .court ofr-arbUration, 'but he;
and James Brown Scott, solicitor of:l
the department 'of state at Washing
ten, and a member, of the delegation
are doing everything possible to in-'
duce themajority of the delegates to.
adopt Mr. Choate's last proposition,:
namely, the election of. fifteen judges
of the court by a direct vote of the"
governments,, in the forthcoming pie-,
nary sitting of .the committee on ar-i
Land Drawing in October.
Washington The actual cpeuing of
about 55,000 acres of iand, formerly:
in 'the .lower- Brule Indian reservation
in South- Dakota, will commence Mon-'
day, October 14. Commissioner Bal-
linger of the general land office des.
ignated J. W. Witten, chief law clerk
of his department, and Charles B.
Strong of the chief clerk's office .to
represent the department at the draw
ing for these lands. The larger por
tion of these lands are located in a
body five miles in. width, beginning
about ten miles southeast of Pierre,
Bryan, to Tour .Wisnsin.
Lacrosse, Wis.7-Chalrman Mansoa
of the democratic, state,, committee has,
'notified local democrats that the, cam-,
paighitour'pf'Vittlliam J. Brjan in this
state will, he' made In November, and
.that Mr. Bryan will speak at La-
Crosse.j Milwaukee and about
other points.' F
WILL APPROVE CONSTITUTION.
President -iRcosevelt is to Take
Oklahoma Matter Soon..
Washington President " Roosevelt'
announced that he would approve the
Oklahoma constitution. He said hej
had examfned the 'document with the
attorney general and that he 'felt that
the' question, of bis approval ought not.
to be based, on his personal .opinion of
the bictiment;Jtwt upon whether It'
C?me within the terms of theeaab
liBgact; -L ,
President is Satisfied.'
Washington President- Roosevelt
announced to a gathering; or newspa
per men at tbewbite house that he
assumed there would be, no objection.
to the appointment of Wn Ting' Fang
as minister from China to the U. S.
Strike on Havana Roads.- - -'Havana
A general strike of the'
employes of the, United -States aad
the 'Havana Cefitralelectrte railroad
has'beea declared. Trains are run
ning with thi hflp'Tif "'Ihi fatlsMiT
onlr. wKhoat Iremea.ooaactofsri
$ I 3
FRANCE' AND MOROCCO FIX
IflSTUnS HI hup
m TaraM FravMa far Dtoanwaaisat
tlvaa te "Tarritery af Trlkaa.
Paris Peace has been declared-la
Morocco. Tbe-delegatea of three
portaat tribes have accepted
Freach paaee overtnres iaaugarated
aad will see that the term of. the'
agreement are carried oat Hostilities
are now at an end. '
These conditions are as follows:
Hostilities shall cease from today. Gen
eral Drade may make military, reeea
naissances throughout the territory' af
the three tribes to aattarjr himself that
the pacificattoa is complete, the tribes
engage themselves to disperse and
chastise all. armed bodied that may as
semble In their-territory with hostile
intentions, every native found In pas-1
cession of arms or munitions of war J
witntn ten miles of casa Bianca anau
Jw handed over to the 8heriffian au
thorities, condemned to imprisonment
and fined 1200; the tribes shall be
held responsible for the carrying out
of the previous stipulation, and every
native detected in smuggling or using
arms shall be punished.
The delegates of the tribes under
take to surrender the authors of the
outrages upon., Europeans of July 20.
and pending judgment their goods shall
be seized and 'sold irrespective of the
Indemnity which Is to .be paid, the
amount of which shall be fixed by the
Moroccan government; the Chauola
tribes shall pay a large indemnity; tie
part of each tribe Is to be apportioned
-according to the length of time it re
sisted the French. In addition, the
Chaouia tribes shall pay a contribution
toward the harbor works at Casa
To secure the carrying out of this
convention, two notables of each 'tribe
shall be given up as hostages. The
delegates of the Ouieseeyan, Znata and
Zyalda tribes immediately named their
hostages .and signed the capltlation.
The campaign which France has
just brought to a successful close ia
Morocco' was inaugurated early in Au
gust under the mandate given both
France and Spain by t'e Algeciras
agreement to maintain proper 'police
regulations in the seaports of Moroc
co. The direct cause of the movement
was the murder, July 30; of sven Eu
ropeans at Casa Bianca. France aad
8paln acted with the consent of the
powers, and no powers interfered with
their operations, although at on time
Germany gave evidence that he
Viewed the landing of a numerous
French force In Morocco with appre
hension, not to say distrust
Borah's Case in Court.
Boise. Idaho la beginning the work
here Monday of Impaneling a jury to
.try United States Senator Wllliah E.
Borah, charged with conspiracy to de
fraud the government of valuable tim
ber lands. District Attorney Norman
;M. Ruick announced that former Gov
ernor Frank Steunenberg was one of
the men Indicted with Senator Borah
for conspiracy. Stenuenbere Is renre-
sented In this indictment as John Doe.
The case was called Monday before
.Judge Edward White in the United
States district court.
Big Crowd for Land Drawing. ,
Pierre S, D. The indlatlons are for
an immense crowd at the registration
for the Lower Brule lands. October 7
to 12. J. W. Witten will be here from
Washington as a representative of
the Interior department to superin
tend the work of the registration and
Trotting Record Broken.
Allentown. Pa. Sweet Maria, driven
by William Andrews, broke the world's
trotting record for a mile . on a balf
mile track at the Allentown state fair
grounds, going the distince in :07. Up
to today this record was 2:08 held
by Cresceus. ,
BLG TRUST COMPANIES UNITE
St. Louis After being in almost
continuous session for a day and a
half, the directors of the Mercantile
Trust company and the Missouri-Lincoln
Trust company signed papers
whereby the former institution absorbs
the latter, making a company with
.combined deposits or 928.347,966. The
Mercantile Trust company's capital
stock of 13,000,000, with reported e
soures of 83i;230,090:i5.' The MiSf
80uri-Lincoln Trust company Is also
capitalized at 83,000,000 with resou-c-es
of $11,766,909.14, making the tota
rmesources of the enlarged Mercantile
142,996,099.29.- The consolidation ws-
practically assured late Saturday night
but the directors awiated until toda
io mane tne transfer legal.
Chicago Admits Japanese.
unicago The school management!
committee .of the Chicago schocl
board has derided to admit the three
adult Japanese who applied for admis
slon to the' public schools, to high"
schools,' but in no use to permit them
to enter shools occupied by younger
pupils. An adult Swede, a Hawaiian;
and an East Indian, who had also apl
plied, will be admitted under similar
ondltions to the-three Japanese.. The
matter of admission of the Japaneio
was recently subject of an Inquiry by!
the, Japanese consul.
Whites Bar out Japanese.
Portland, Ore. A special to the Oi
goaian from Seattle says that seventy-,
aevea Japanese miners arriving at At-,
lin to work in the mines were escort
ed to the river steamer Gleaner by 30'
whites and started back towards Van-!
Tangier Latest advises from Mor
coco City report that Malai Hals. I
marching toward Casa Bianca with tho
;ebjeet. ef, trying to iadace tho- ChoW
colas tribesmen to Join him In aa at
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THE BJULRQAOS LOSE IN COURT
COMMISSION TO LOWER FREIGHT
RATES IN NESRASKA.
Held That Commission Has Power to
Regulate Rates Unless Railroads
Shew Cause to Contrary.
Omaha Judge T. C. Munger ren
dered a memoranda opinion in the
United States circuit court for tho dis
trict of Nebraska at 8 o'clock Thurs
day night, Judge W. H. Munger con
earring, denying the temporary injunc
tion and dissolving the restraining or
der la the matter of th Chicago, Bur
lington 4k Qulncy Railroad company aa
complainant against Hudson J. Win
nett, J. A. Williams and Henry T.
Clarke, Jr., of the Nebraska Railway
commission, wherein the railroad com
pany asked for a temporary injunction
to restrain the Nebraska Railway com
mission from enforcing the acta of
the Nebraska legislature of March 27.
,1907, regulating the duties of common
carriers In the matter of freight, ex
press matter and passengers within
the state of Nebraska; also the act of
April 8. 1M7, regulating the rate to be
charged tor the transportation of live
stock, potatoes, grain, grain products.
fruit, coal, lumber, building material
In carload Iota within the state of Ne
braska so that the same should not be
in excess of 86 per cent of the sched
ules of sack railway companies or
eommon carriers la effect January 1,
1907, and which law further provides
that the State Railway commission
shall have power to determine the jus
tice of such rates to the shipper or f oil
authority of the State Railway com
mission to act under these respective
laws, and applies to all railroads in the
state as well a the particular com
plainant in this case.
: Lincoln Attorney General Thomp
son and members of the state railway
commission were gratified to hear of
the ruling of the federal court at
Omaha. The commission will proceed
without delay in the grain rate casa
and a reduction of 15 per cent from
present rates is confidently predicted.
The railroads, however, will be given
the opportunity to make a showing
against the proposed reduction. The
present plan of procedure is io have a
complaint filed alleging excessive rates
to' shippers of grain and then it wil)
be incumbent on the part of the roads
to prove that any lowering of present
rates will be confiscatory.
BOXER OUTBREAK OCCURS.
Italian Priest and Number of Converts
Have Been Murdered.
Shanghai An outbreak of Boxer
tern occurred at Nakangsien in tiie
southern part of the province of
Kiangsi. An Italian priest and a num
ber of converts have been murdered
at the village, of Tawwouli and the
Lazarist Fathers' mission at Man
cbowfu has been burned. The mis
sionaries escaped to Kiafu. whence
they telegraphed for assistance.
Cuban Conspirators Active
New York Cuban conspirators;
whose plot to overthrow the provision
al government had been thwarted by
Governor Magoon in Havana, attempt
ed apparently, to use the World to fur
ther their design. An unsigned cable
of 182 words was received by that
newspaper several hours before the
news of the plot became public, stat
ing that a meeting of prominent mer
chants of Hav&na Lad bee: held Mon
day night and a resolution had been
adopted' to inform the World of the
true state of Cuban affairs.
Knox Gets an Endorsement.
; Harrisburg. Pa. United States Sen
ator Knox was formerly endorsed for
the nomination for president next
year by the Pennsylvania League of
Republican clubs at the closing ses
sion of its 20th annual convention. ,
Fourteen Persons Drown.
Mobile, Ala. A ferryboat crossing
the Tombigbee river at the govern
ment works at McGrew shoals near
Jackson, Ala.. Thursday, capsized.
drowning one white boy and thirteen
RICH RADIUM DEPOSIT FOUND.
Analysis of Borings from Simplon
Tunnel Shows Large Supply.
Geneva A newspaper states that
Prof. Joly has completed a geological
examination of specimens of the
strata collected from the borings for
the amnion tunnel. , He found rich
traces of radium, indicating lancer de-
posits than any hitherto discovered hi
Enrope. He believes that the presence
of these deposits caused the abnormal
heat experienced ia building the taa-aoL
THE BORAH CASE IS (M TRIAL
ONE WITNESS ACKNOWLEDGES
Waa Ready to Swear to Almost Any
thing When Immunity was .
Boise, Idaho The first censaUon In
the trial of United States Senator Wil
liam Borah came late Wednesday,
when Albert Klanop Nuggent. the
second witness produced by the -gov
ernment, admitted on cross-examina
tion that he committed perjury in tak
ing out a timber land claim, admitted
that he had been promised absolute
immunity by an officer of the federal
government for testifying, admitted
that at the request of the federal of
ficer he had sworn to a complaint
against a man whom he did not know
and lastly proclaimed' that he believed
It to be part of his bargain for Im
munity that he should swear to any
complaint against any person, regard
less of. any knowledge that he might
have as to the person's guilt When
the name of the federal officer who
Induced him to sign the complaint waa
asked by Senator Borah's counsel the
witness swore poatively that he could
not remember it.
Tho day waa given over to the in
troduction of a mass of papers on
file ia the land office here at Boise
and to tho evidence of two men who
said they received money from John
I. Walla with which to prove their tim
ber land claims. Wells is one of the
men Indicted with Senator Borah.
Counsel for the latter did not object
to this testimony, on the understand
ing that the transaction in question
would ultimately be connected up in
some way with the senator on trial..
The defense scored its-first point of
the trial early in the examination of
the first witness, a man named An-
I derson.- He was asked by Special
Prosecutor Rush what, his intent waa
when he' took out a timber claim.
Judge Whitson. who is presiding, sus
tained an objection abased on the
ground that a man confessing perjury
as Anderson did, could not properly
testify aa to any secret intent he may
have had locked up In his breast. An
derson and Nugent both testified that
they received from John I.. Wells $412
with which to prove their claims, and
each received $250 additional for
transferring the claims to the Barber
Lumber company interests. Two bills
given to the men by Wells, and a let
ter from Wells to Nugeat were ad
mitted in evidence.
Cranberry Crop la Injured.
Lacrosse, Wis. The first killing
frcst of the season formed over West
em Wisconsin and Southern Minne
sota Tuesday, doing damage to all
crops over ground and unharvested.
Tho cranberry crop in Western Wis
consin will suffer heavy loss.
NEBRASKA'S ACTION PLEASES.
Manager of. Taft's Presidential Cam
paig n Pleased.
Columbus A. I. Vorys. manager for
Secretary William H. Taft. gave out
the following statement at Taft head
quarters: "The indorsement of Sec
retary Taft by the Nebraska republi
can convention is extremely gratify
ing. It Is responsive to the over
whelming sentiment prevailing not
only in that state but everywhere.
While. Kansas has indorsed Taft
through its republican, state commit
tee, Nebraska is the first state to in
dorse him through a state convention,
and the Nebraska convention is the
first of any state outside of favorite
son states to take action jon the presi
dency." Hearst Is Not a Candidate.
New York In an interview pub
lished here William R. Hearst took
occasion to deny that he is a candi
date for the presidency. He cays: "I
am not a candidate for the presidency
on the Independence league ticket, or
on any other ticket, and I cannot con
ceive of aa conditions under which
I would be willing to become a candidate."-
This determination, he adds,
is "not because of any feeling of
pique or disappointment at the result
of the late election. I am well satis
fied to be a private citizen."
Mercy in Unwritten Law.
Chicago Amara C. Campbell, a
wealthy lumber merchant of Antigo,
Wis., who killed Dr. Benjamin Har
ris in the Stock Exchange building
here last winter and whose defease
was 't'ho unwritten law," found mercy
at tho hands of a jury, which fouad
him guilty of manslaughter in Judge
Wlndes' court here on Tuesday. Ac
companying the verdict was a recom
meadatlon by the jury that the pin
ishmeat be fixed at one year ia the
penitentiary, the minimum penalty al
lowed .by law.
that it 3
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Plain what ha meai
that was eaatalaed ia a
nM by alp that fsr flftaea yean
other skippers have shipped freight
f this territory under ctrcmsMtaaees
similar to those under which the Stan
dard was indicted aad laed." aad toll
Why he Inserted these Iiass:
v "Ik lkM inr nun k ka
Standard has been selected as a vic
tim?" Laadis Instructed the Jury to make
a, thorough lavesUgatiOB iato Moffat's
charge and. if it feaad avid eases
of ether violations, to return indict
ments against the offenders. v
Copies of the pamphlet were mailed
to Laadis during' the recess since tho
trial of the oil cempaay.
All-isiflsi to the selection of tho
Standard Oil company as a "victim"
may render Moffatt liable to fine aad
imprisonment for contempt of court.
District Attorney Sterna read to
Judge Landis a letter he had jaat xo-
ceived from Bonaparte, agreelag for
the government ti give Immunity. to
the Alton In return for its turning
state's evidence against the Standard
In the letter Bonaparte said that:
"While some parts of the pledges,
made by the government undeniably,
were open to adverse criticism," the
government would stand
pledge In every particular.
The letter instructed Simms to!
move that a special grand jury calledj
to consider the Alton case bo dls-j
ALL PARTIES MEET.
First State Conventions Under Now;
Lincoln. Neb. The first state eon-!
ventions in Nebraska under the direct!
primary system were held In Lincoln!
by the various parties Tuesday toj
aaopt piauorms aau perzeci me nanyi
With nothing to do bat Indorse the
candidates already nominated. by the-
people, aad adopt platforms as to
which little or no differences existed
among the delegates, the conventions
presented a strong contrast to those
of former years. The slate making
and slate breaking, tho wire palling
and medicine mixing, the plota and
counter-plots of aeptriag candidates
and their supporters, had no place hi
the new order. Instead waa dignity
aad calm deliberation. An aftemcea
sufficed for what business there
HARAHAN REPLIES TO FISH.
Former Illinois Central President Ac
cused of Sorrowing Funds.
Chicago "He (Stnveysant Fish),
loaned to himself as aa individual
about $1,500,000 from the treasury of
the company (Illinois Central) upon
securities of his own selection which'
proved to be Inadequate aad unmar
ketable." This, and other startling al
legations, are made in a letter given
out by J. T. Harahaa, presideat of the
Illinois Central Railroad company, and
addressed to stockholders of the com
pany.. The letter Is a speedy retort
to the letter or Mr. Fish, which was
published the previous day, criticising
the administration of Mr. Harahaa,
who suceeded to the presidency whea
Mr. Fish was ousted by the directors.
SPECIAL SE6SION IS CALLED.
Governor Warner of Michigan Has
Some Work for Legislators.
Lansing. Mich. Governor Warner
issued a call for a special session of
the legislature to convene October 7
for the jjurpose of making needed ap
propriations for the Central Normal
college and to consider the amendment
of the existing primary law so that
candidates for governor and lieuten
ant governor shall also be chosen by
direct vote at the primaries fnstead of
by delegate convention. The law al
ready provided for the selection of all
other candidates by direct vote.
Peace for South America.
Washington President Roosevelt
aad President Diaz have Invited the
presidents of the five American repub
lics to send delegates to the confer
ence to be Q eld in Washington in No
vember to agre? upon a plan for the
peaceable settlement of all future dis
putes between those countries.
Schmitz Indictments Good.
San FrancIsco The. State supreme
court has sustained the validity of the
grand jury which dieted Schmitz,
Ruef and others.
CENSUS REPORT ON COTTON.
Larger Number of Bales of Cotton
Consumed by Manufacturers.
Washington The census bureau re
ported that for the year ending Au
gust 31, last, 5,296.783' running bales
of cotton were taken by all American
manufacturers, compared with 4.9ot,
479 for hut year. The manufactur
ers' stock at the close of the year was
996,279 bales, compared with 688,312
last year. Active cotton spindlea
numbered ,26,242,407, compared with
with 25,250,096 last year.
New York Milk will sell in this
city at a higher price this- winter
than it has commanded in a 'genera
tion, and probably say the dealers,
at the highest price it has ever
brought here. Two of the throe hlf
milk concerns ' already have an
nounced increases in prices, one ap
plying to the retail trade ia bottled
milk and the other to the
or caa delivery. The third osa
la expected sooa to faU ia line.
changes will go iato effect oa Oat 1.
Nine ceats a. oaan will bo
for bottled mil -
STATE NEWS AND NOTES Hf CN-
week celebrated No
Ids ream at Kearney.
Two of tho eldest residents of Clay
Center died last week.
Greeley county loot week held Its
first fair for fifteen year.
Humboldt has made arrangements
for a complete sewerage system.
- A Pawnee county farmer sold $275
worth of melons off from oae acre.
The Thomas county fair and old
settlers picalc was a great ssccesa.
The new Y. M. C. A. building re
cently dedicated hi Hastings cost $3o
The new Methodist church at Scott's
Bluff was dedicated last Sunday. It
James -MeaaV who nineteen years
ago disappeared from York county,
last week came back to bis old haunts.
The large horse bam oa the D. L.
Johnson ranch, about four miles north
of Cairo, was entirely destroyed by
Dr. Julias Lisgeafelder. a physician,
has filed his candidacy for county
coroner of Cuming county, by petition.
No other candidate was aeminated.
A fire of unknown cause burned the
barn and several horses of B. Hnddie
stoa of Shelby. The bam was nearly
new aad the iasuraace wfll not cover
half the loss.
York will have two tectare courses
this season, tho usual oao given under
the auspices of the York college, and
the other a coarse under nsaaogemeat
of the Y. M. C. A.
The Fairbury lecture coarse associa
tion met recently and elected officers
for the ensuing year and closed con-'
tracts for their list of talent for thte
season's lecture coarse.
Hon. Ernest M. Pollard, whoso
orchards of 12,000 trees near Nehawka
are famous, reports that hie total orop
will amount to bat 88 barrels, all
having been sold to local dealers.
Rev. Colony aad wife, pastor of the -Methodist
Episcopal eharca of York.
who will soon leave far .the state of
Washington, were tendered a farewell
reception by members of that eharca.
A subscriptioa list is being oil
lated ia Coming county for tho
pose of obtainig a colony of Hunga
rian partridges, which ia being enthu
siastically taken np by local sports
men. The farmers of Jefferson county are
at present busy with fall plowing aad
wheat planting. A recent rain put the
ground in fine shape for this work and
the farmers are making the best of
Water is so low in the Republican'
river and Prairie Dog Creek at Repub
lican City that people go fishing with
pitchforks, and some go after the fish
with their hands. Hundreds are eaaght
John Nelson, a farmer living east of
Wymore, waa killed ia a runaway at
that place. He had brought a load of
oats to the elevator aad ia driving
down the incline his team hrramn
frightened and ran away.
John Heyne of Fremont, a yeaag
man who has been managing an ele
vator business at Uehllag, was killed
in a baseball game, when Art Wagner,
pitcher for the Oakland team, hit him
above the ear with a pitched ball.
Mrs. Swartz, an Old resident cf Glen
over. Gage county, was probably fatal
ly injured while leading a calf from
the pasture at the farm ef her grand
daughter, being dragged by the animal
for about a quarter of a mile.
Foreclosure papers have been filed
and ji receiver appointed for the John
son Heating company of Hastings.
Creditors to the amount of $2,000 have
presented bills, principally from sev
eral heating and boiler works.
Dr. M. D. Reed, while in Tecumseh.
selling meiicies of his own prepara
tion, died after an illness of fifteen
minutes, at the Jones hotel. He was
71 years of age and leaves a wife and
family. Neuralgia of the heart was
Ogden (Utah) dispatch: Prank
Bers of Mitcnell. Neb., left here for
his home with the body of his son. Dr.
Earl S. Bers, who died here as a re
sult of injuries received in a fight
with F. C. Walker of Salt Lake City.
Walker and the younger Beers both
lived in Salt Lake City, but the latter
was born and reared in Nebraska. Be
fore coming to Ogden, Beers, Walker
alleged, had been paying much atten
tion to Walker's wife.
Henry Halscher of Ogalalla was
robbed of $138 in cash and a draft for
$48 during the parade at the anniver
sary celebration hi Beatrice.
Josephine Peacock, the 15-year-old
adopted daughter ef Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Peacock, who Mao five miles
from Plattsmouth. died as a resale of
laudaaum poison way taken supposedly
by accident. The girl was brought
west from New York through the
agency of the New York, Children's
Home association aad was adopted by
the Peacock family something like a
Haying about Arliagtoa io eoav
plated. The crop was heavy aad was
pet up ia good shape. The acreage of
winter wheat will be more than last
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Wright of Hast
ings received information ef tho death
ef their daaghter-in-law. Mrs. Fraak
Wright, who now resides at Portland,
Ore., by being burned to death. She
had joined a picnic party, which was
taking theftr .dinner im a. aw. when
ra. Wright's dress suddenly . sought
ate aad before anything ooald be doae
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