The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 15, 1908, Image 2

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. R. G. STROTHER, Editor.
- F. K. STROTHER, Manacsr.
Complete Review of Happenings of
Greatest Interest from All Parts of
the Globe Latest Home and For-
i eifn Items.
Four firemen were killed and many
injured in' a fire that destroyed the
Parker building on Fourth avenue,
New York. The loss, chiefly to pub
lishing houses, was 'about $5,000,000.
Edwin Collier. Sr., took his eight-year-old
blind son Edwin to his wife's
grave in Ravenna (O.) cemetery, shot
him dead and then put a bullet
through his own body, near the heart.
Residents of the Ghetto in New
York turned out in such numbers to
attend. She funeral of their poet and
playwright, Abraham Goldfaden, that
traffic on the Bowery was blocked.
The grand jury in Kansas City re
turned 160 indictments for working
.on Sunday, mostly against actors and
other theatrical folk.
Mrs. Henry O. Boehme of Orange,
N. J., committed suicide by kneeling
in front of an express train in the
Lackawanna railroad.
Fred Otto of Miles, la., traveling dis
patcher of the Chicago Great Western
railroad, was killed at Egan. 111., while
assisting in clearing a wreck.
William H. Taft addressed a large
audience in the People's Institute, New
York, on capital and labor, and sub
mitted to a rapid fire quiz from his
The safe of the Bank of Adair at
Adair, 111., was blown open with nitro
glycerin and $7,700, all the currency
in bank, was taken.
Five persons were killed in a colli
sion on the Alabama & Mississippi
railroad at Vinegar Bend, Ala.
The appellate division of the su
preme court of New York set aside
a verdict fon$460,000 obtained against
George J. Gould and others by John
S. Jones, an Ohio coal operator.
The American Society of Equity in
session at Henderson, Ky., denounced
the night riders as common criminals.
James A. Kemp, embezzling em
ploye of the Washington police de
partment, was arrested in New Or
leans. Fire destroyed a business block in
Sidney, Neb., the loss being $100,000.
William H. Patterson, son of former
Senator John Patterson of North Caro
lina and brother-in-law of Admiral Ev
ans, commanding the Pacific fleet,
died at Battle Creek, Mich., from
It was officially announced in Tokyo
that Baron Takahira had been chosen
ambassador to the United States to
succeed Viscount Aoki.
The socialists organized suffrage
demonstration before the building of
the Prussian landtag in Berlin in which
a radical resolution demanding univer
sal suffrage in Prussian elections came
up for discussion. They were dis
persed by the police, and Chancellor
von Buelow said the government was
against manhood suffrage.
Paul Bowers, aged 14 years, shot
and killed a negro burglar in his home
at Alverton, Pa.
George F. Evans, vice president and
general manager of the Maine Central
railroad, died at Vanceboro, Me.
Terrorists of Warsaw threw a bomb
at a post car station, killing two men
and injuring ten, and escaping with a
large sum of money.
Five Detroit firemen were injured,
nofe of them seriously, at a fire which
caused about $100,000 damage in the
" Forrester & Cheney knitting mills.
'Fire In the business section of Al
bion, HI., destroyed the Edwards Coun
ty Bank building, the new National
Bank building, the telephone exchange
and four stores.
It is reported in New Britain, Conn.,
that William F. Walker, the abscond
ing bank treasurer recently arrested
in Mexico, is being aided in his de
fense by New York parties who re
ceived part of the stolen securities.
New Jersey railway commissioners
report that from July 29 to December
1. 1907, 108 persons were killed and
19S injured by railroads in the state.
Ex-Empress Eugenie and her suite
sailed from Marseilles, France, for Co
lombo. Dr. Horace Newell Marvin of Dover.
Del., father of the boy who wandered
away from a farmhouse near Dover
last spring and died from exposure,
was married to Mrs. Flora Melinda
Swift, his mother-in-law.
The American battleship fleet, un
der command of Rear Admiral Evans,
was sighted passing Pernambuco,
Brazil, on its way to Rio Janeiro.
A new Roman Catholic diocese was
.carved out of the archdiocese of Chi
cago, and will be known as the
bishopric of Rockford.
Congressman William Sulzer of
New York married Miss Roedelheim
of Philadelphia, who was his nurse
during a serious illness.
Mail advices from South China tell
of a terrible fire at Canton where 300
lives were lost in the burning of a
restaurant. '
The Nebraska Republican state com
mittee fixed the state convention for
March 11 at Omaha and declared for
Capt Daniel Ellis, aged 79, the cele
brated union scout of East Tennessee,
died at his home near Elizabethtown,
- Tenn.
Maj. Henry Ward Wells, a veteran
attorney of Peoria. 111., and one of the
framers of the Illinois constitution in
1879, died, aged 74 years.
Richard A. Ballinger resigned as
coauBisstoBer of the general land of
See and Fred Dennitt was appointed
to sacceed hist.
Testimony was begun in the suit in
stituted by Richard Snell, son of CoL
Thomas Snell, the late millionaire
railroad builder, in Clinton. 111., to
break the will which cuts young Snell
off with an annuity of but $30. Sen
sational statements were made by
counsel for the plaintiff to the effect
that Col. Snell jhad expended no less
than $300,000 upon women during the
last ten years of his lire, of which
$75,000, had gone to his alleged grand
niece, Maybelle Snell, of Kansas City.
Mo., now Mrs. McNamara.
The district court of appeals at
San Francisco handed down a decision
setting aside the judgment ia the case
of former Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz,
convicted of extortion in the French
restaurant case. Abe Ruef also bene
fits by the ruling.
The old historic building at New
bern, N. C, which was part of Gov.
Tryon's place before the revolutionary
war was destroyed by fire.
Two negro farm hands who made a
murderous assault on Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Livingston at Goldsboro, Ga,
were captured by a posse and shot to
Cyrus J. Lawrence, aged 76, of the
New York banking firm of Cyrus J.
Lawrence & Son and vice president
of the Bush Terminal company, died.
Mack 'St. Clair and Solomon Law
rence, shot fireis, were instantly killed
in an explosion in a mine at Prince
ton, Ind.
Friends of Jack London, the author,
are beginning to feel anxiety over his
failure to arrive at the Marquesas is
lands, which he was expected to reach
early in December.
Frank J. McBricn. a wealthy retired
business man .was killed in New York
in saving the life of Mrs. Mary
Scheele of Brooklyn, who had fallen in
the path of a train.
Martin Maloney of Philadelphia be
gan court proceedings to have an
nulled the marriage of his daughter
Helen to Arthur Herbert Osborn of
New York in 1903.
The candidacy of Gov. Charles E.
Hughes for the Republican presiden
tial nomination was launched at a
"Hughes dollar dinner" in New York
W. J. Bryan, speaking at Danville,
111., said he believed the Republicans
would nominate Speaker Cannon for
the presidency.
Austin O. Sexton, once active in
Chicago in state and local politics,
died at the home of his daughter at
Hammond, Ind.
L. C. Storrs of Lansing. Mich., aged
70, secretary of the Michigan state
board of charities and correction, died
suddenly of heart failure on a Queen
& Crescent train near Somerset. Ky.
Urban Angney, captain of last year's
football team at Kansas university,
committed suicide at Lawrence, Kan.,
by jumping from the dome of Frazer
Edward Burch, at Hampton, Va.,
and Miss Eva Downing, at Winchester,
Ky., were married by long-distance
William Shamburger perished in a
fire that partly destroyed the round
house and shops of the Lake Shore
road at Elkhart, Ind.
Christopher H. Connor, former city
comptroller of La Crosse, Wis., and
one of the best-known Democratic
politicians in western Wisconsin, died
at Spokane.
Five men were injured, one prob
ably fatally, and the lives of 50 pas
sengers endangered by a terrific head
on collision on the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St Paul railway in Chicago.
Chinese students educated in Amer
ica have taken precedence over those
educated in Europe -and in Japan, ac
cording to advices received at the
state department from American Con
sul General Bergholz at Canton, China.
Vernon L. Nettleton of Coldwater,
Mich., gashed his sister's throat with
a carving knife and then killed him
self. W. B. Thomas was elected presi
dent of the American Sugar Refining
company to succeed the late H. O.
The courthouse at Calhoun, Ky., was
destroyed by fire. All court records
for McLean county were burned.
Lansing, Mich., was seized by a
strange malady, thousands of persons
being stricken with nausea. and acute
intestinal trouble.
Being unable to meet payments due
on his stock in the institution Augus
tus Heinze lost control of the Mercan
tile National bank of New York. The
stock was taken back by Edwin
Father Charles F. Kcarful of St
Joseph, Mo., has been notified by the
state department at Washington that
he is heir to a fortune of $500,000, left
by his uncle, a prominent wool mer
chant, who died recently in Sydney,
Judge Munger of the federal court
at Omaha ordered the jury to acquit
Henry Sutton, who had been on 'trial
on charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government out of large tracts of
Judge Walter H. Sanborn, of the
United States circuit court at St Paul,
Minn., appointed A. B. Stickney and
Charles H. F. Smith, both residents
of St. Paul, receivers for the Chicago
Great Western railroad.
Postmaster General Meyer ordered
that it shall be a condition of any con
tract hereafter entered into for carry
ing the mails upon star, screen
wagon, messenger or special service
route, that the contractor' shall not
transport intoxicating liquor from one
point to another upon such route while
in the perfromance of mail service.
Gagged with his own handkerchief,
tied by the feet to the iron upright of
the elevated railway and robbed of
$700 in cash and $500 in checks, was
the fate that befell J. Ward Flook, a
collector for Libby, McNeill & Libby.
of Chicago.
Walter C. Stewart, superintendent
of the municipal lighting plant of St
Joseph, Mo., and other persons were
indicted for fraud by means of pad
ding pay rolls.
Allegations of fraud and graft in
supplying the bureau of engraving
and printing with black dry color,
used in the manufacture of ink, re
sulted in the indictment by the fed
eral grand jury at Washington of Ed
win M. Vandyck, formerly a chemist
and ink maker employed in the bu
reau, and Victor Boede, president of
Baltimore, suaufactarers of ink and
Liquor valued at $7,000, seized m
raids, was poured into the sewer at
Topeka, Kan., under orders of the
J. F. Selby, mayor of Hillsboro, N.
D., dropped dead in Moorhead, N. D.
Bishop George Worthington of Ne
braska! who was recently appointed to
take charge of the Episcopal churches
on the continent in succession to
Bishop Henry C. Potter of New York,
died suddenly at Mentone, France.
- Dean James B. Eddie of Salt Lake
City, who was convicted by an ec
clesiastical court of immorality a year
ago, was formally deposed from the
ministry of the Protestant Episcopal
church, many of the congregation
weeping and hissing the sentence.
Prominent coal operators from the
principal coal producing states of the
east gathered in Washington to dis
cuss the recent mining disasters and
the best methods possible for the pres
ervation of the lives of the miners in
the future.
Albert Jackson and Minnie Burton
discovered just before the day set for
their marriage at Englewood, S. D.,
that they were brother and sister, and
they have gone to northern Missouri
to make a search for their mother.
Fred C. Bonfiis of the Denver Post
was fined $50 for assaulting former
Senator Thomas M. Patterson.
Charles W. Whitney, a New York
stock exchange man, committed sul
A radical bank bill was presented
in the. Illinois house at Springfield by
Representative Templeman. It pro
vides that losses by depositors owing
to failures shall be shared pro rata
among banks.
Isaac Kushemoff, a 17-year-old New
York' boy, who was a bank messenger
and disappeared, was arrested on his
return from Europe, charged with tak
ing $390 collected for the Bank of
North America.
Rev. D. I. McDermott, rector of a
Catholic church in Philadelphia, re
fused to permit a lodge of Hibernians
to attend a funeral in the church, and
made serious charges connecting the
order with tbe Molly Maguires.
Indicted by the federal grand jury
for the over-certiflcation of 15 checks.
'representing in the aggregate over
$400,000 and drawn by the firm of
Otto Heinze & Co. on the Mercantile
National bank, F. Augustus Heinze,
the copper magnate and former presi
dent of the Mercantile -National bank,
surrendered himself to United States
Commissioner Shields in New York
and later was released on $50,000 bail.
The long overdue Mount Royal of
the Canadian Pacific railway's Atlan
tic service steamed slowly into
Queenstown. Heavy weather and
trouble with her boilers compelled her
to put back.
The students of Washington uni
versity at St Louis held a meeting
and formulated demands upon the
faculty to reinstate Student J. Allen
Stevens, recently expelled, on threat
of a general student strike.
Despondent because of ill health
and financial difficulties, M. A. Horn,
merchant, councilman, bank director
and stockholder in manufacturing
concerns, drowned himself at Defi
ance, O.
Seven hundred and forty thousand
dollars is missing from the Bank of
Yucatan. Fernando U. Rodriguez,
sub-director, and Mateo Ponce, ex
cashier of the bank, and ten other per.
sons have been arrested.
Claus A. Spreckle, son of the big
sugar refiner, charges that the Amer
ican Sugar Refining company has no
surplus and that it has included in its
assets a dozen or two dismantled
Four men, who attempted to hold
up passengers on the "Katy" flyer in
the union station in Kansas City, Mo.,
were foiled. The conductor struck
one of the gang over the head with
a lantern and all fled.
A stretch of beach 300 feet long at
Oregon Inlet, N. C. was washed away
during a storm, carrying with it the
land end of the government cable to
Hattcras Station.
The employers' liability law was
held unconstitutional by the supreme
court of the United States.
Former Supervisor Lonergan of
San Francisco, who confessed to ac
cepting bribes, dropped dead.
Charles M. MacDonald, formerly a
prominent lumberman, died at La
Crosse, Wis.
Foster E. Percy of Mendota, 111.,
committed suicide in Chicago.
H. Grey Duberly, a relative of Earl
Grey, governor general of Canada,
committed suicide in New York.
A vessel believed to be the 'missing
steamer Mount Royal was reported
250 miles west of Fastnet Light.
As a result of the overturning of a
skiff containing nine men near Kicka
poo, Kan., seven men were drowned;
the other two were rescued by Ernest
Schweitzer at tbe risk of his life.
Judge A. S. Berry, a well-known
Kentucky Democratic politician and a
farmer member of congress, died at
his home at Newport, Ky., of pneu
monia. Unless the spinners modify their
demands, the cotton mills throughout
the country, owned by 500 members
of the Federation of Master Spinners,
will be closed January 25 and 150,000
employes locked out
A schooner was wrecked on the
Diamond shoals, near Cape Hatteras,
and only two of the crew of sevn
were saved.
A. Ross Hill, dean of the 'college of
arts and sciences and a director of
the school of education at Cornell
university, was chosen president of
the University of "Missouri to succeed
Richard H. Jesse, resigned.
Capt William Thomas, superin
tendent of the Aurora mine of the
United States Steel corporation at
Ironwood, Mich., was shot and killed
Monday by John Bendette, a miner
who had been discharged.
Attorney General Bonaparte direct
ed the various United States attor
neys to institute suits against a large
number of railroad companies to re
cover penalties incurred by them for
alleged violations of the safety ap
pliance law.
By a majority of 2,603 the voters
of the territory interested declared for
a greater Birmingham, Ala, The ter
ritory comprises 41 square miles
and the estimated population is
125.000. t
Prince Stanislas PoniatowskJ, the
head of the historic Polish abase of
that name, is dead in Paris.
Bank Statement. Brings Out Funds
Which Have Been Withheld But
Which Are Now Available.
New York The rapid clearing up
of the banking situation and the re
lease of the large supplies of credits
to the money markets were the im
portant features of last week's events
in the financial world. The New York
bank statement of the previous week
gave the first decisive outline of the
turn in the situation. The statement
on Saturday shewing a $6,000,000 sur-'
plus has brilliantly confirmed the
week's impressions. The effect has
spread .throughout tbe money markets
of the world and has sent supplies
back into the loan market with some
thing like a rash. It was obvious that
funds had been withheld through a lin
gering spirit of distrust of the banks'
position or as a precaution against
possible extra demands, were return
ing freely to central reserve points.
The basis of credits is greatly expand
ed by this process. The surrender
of the privilege of deposit of part of
their cash in the reserve and central
reserve cities and its recall home in
the panic was the central factor in
producing the crisis, and the retention
of this cash was the cause for the pro
longation of the crisis and the main
tenance of the premium on currency.
The anxiety caused by that pro
longation up to the end of the year
may be said to be now completely
dissipated, so far as accommodation
to solvent business is concerned. New
York has ceased to draw gold from
London and rapid recuperation of the
Bank of England buHion holding has
followed. The Bank of France marked
down its official discount rate from
4 to 3 per cent and market rate's
of discount receded in all the foreign
markets. In New York the most im
portant effect of the new develop
ments was the springing up of an ac
tive demand for commercial paper,
which effectively relieved the dead
lock in that department and quieted
the fears of widespread embarrass
ments in the mercantile world from in
ability to secure extension of large
maturing obligations.
In the securities market the effect
of this increase of facilities far con
ducting' speculative operations has
been pronounced. The resulting out
break of speculation showed increas
ing animation and was stimulated by
various professional devices and by
the dissemination of rumors of impor
tant developments. The need of a
larg uncovered short interest was an
important contributing factor to the
rapid advance which developed and
furnished the material for much of
the demand forced by the bidding up
of prices by the organized bull party
in the market.
Trying to Control Party Machinery at
Cleveland, O. A call was issued by
the Foraker-Dick faction of the repub
lican party in this, Cuyahoga, county
for Saturday afternoon, in which it is
stated an executive or controlling com
mittee for the party will be chosen.
Earlier in the day the leaders of the
Taft faction filed a request with the
board of elections asking that a pri
mary be held to elect sixty-three dele
gates to the state convention. The
Foraker-Dick faction leaders allege
that the present county executive com
mittee, which is composed of Taft ad
herents, is without power to act be
cause it was chosen for one year and
had served two years without re
Richmond P. Hobson Will Wage Cam
paign in House.
Washington Preliminary to the
campaign for an enlarged navy, which
he proposes to wage in the house. Rep
resentative Richmond P. Hobson of
fered a resolution providing for the
appointment by the president of "a
commission whose duty it shall be to
Investigate and report to congress on
the best means of preserving the gen
eral welfare by the use and extension
of arbitration and by the maintenance
of .armed forces."
Buys $30,000,000 New York Central
Trust Certificates.
New York The New York Central.
It was learned, has sold to J. Pierpont
Morgan & Co. an issue of $30,000,000
5 per cent equipment trust certificates
which are guaranteed by the New
York Central & Hudson River Rail
road company and its allied lines.
Canal Will Cost More
Washington Because of changed
conditions from those existing in
1905, when the minority of the board
of consulting engineers of the Pan
ama canal submitted its report it is
now admitted in responsible quarters
that the estimate made by that report
for building he canal was far too low
and that the cost mayapproximate
$200.00,000. This includes various in
cidental items, such as administra
tion, sanitation and improvements ag
gregating several millions of dollars
in Panama and Colon.
The cattle industry of .the state ctf
Tamlipas Is coming to the front One
stockman and commission man alone,
Baftolo Rodriguez, shipped 48.000
bead last year to Cuba and Yucatan,
which amounted to $1,500,000. He
has a fine ranch near the City of
Tamplco called Monte Alto, with' 300
head of cows and bulls, costing about
$500 a head, imported from the United
States and Switzerland,-- Careful es
timate made by the shippers to the
north of Taaapico places the total
amber of cattle and horses in 'that
.at 3,tM.fM. Mexican Herald.
No Failures Among Them-During the
( Late Panic
Lincoln Nebraska banks emerged
from the panic without a single fail
ure, with doable the reserve required
by law and with increased resources.
So declared Secretary Royse of the
state banking board in the quarterly
report The report follows:
Abstract of the condition of; 621 in
corporated, private and savings banks
of the state of Nebraska at the close
of business, November 30, 1907:
Loans and discounts $55,745,251.15
Overdrafts 459,762.13
D..,l a.I. ltm ...w AACI?D
Due from national, state '
and private banks and
bankers 14.915.890.41
Banking furniture z,ez.340.ix
Other real estate 181.310.81
Current expenses 1,009,839.51
Cash 4,066.608.67
Other assets 556,018.59
Total $79,914,633.63
Capital stock paid In $10,322,759.41
Surplus fund ..
Undivided profits
Dividends unpaid
Notes and bill redicounted.
Bills payable
Total $79,914,633.63
Compared with a year ago the num
ber of banks under state supervision
has increased from 584 to 621.
Loans and discounts have increased
$6,863,684.86, or 14.4 per cent
Available funds or total reserve
has increased $1,086,444.66, or 6 per
cent The per cent of reserve, how
ever, is the same as a year ago, being
31.1 per cent which is more than
double the legal requirement Of this
reserve at this time 6.3 per cent was
composed of actual cash on hand in the
banks, being .3 per cent above the le
gal requirement.
General deposits have increased dur
ing the year $6,861,764.71, or 11.9 per
cent; the umber of depositors has in
creased from 179,926 to 207,459.
Republican State Convention Called.
Lincoln Chairman Hayward of the
republican state committee has is
sued the following call for the repub
lican state convention on'March 12:
Pursuant to the call of the national
committee issued December 7, 1907,
the republican electors of the state
of Nebraska are hereby called to meet
in convention in the city of Omaha
on Thursday, March 12, 1908, at 2
o'clock in the afternoon, for the pur
pose of selecting four delegates-at-Iarge
and four alternates to the republican
national convention to be held in the
city of Chicago on June 16, 1908, for
the nomination of candidates for pres
ident and vice president of the United
To Dry Farming Congress.
Governor Sheldon has named the
following as delegates to the dry farm
ing convention to be held in Salt Lake
City January 23-26: H. W. Campbell,
Bethany; A. B. Barnett, Lincoln; H
Lutes, Paxton; H. S. Goold, Ogalalla;
J. T. Rivett, Angora; John Wertz,
Chappel; A. P. Moore, Beule; E. E.
Lowe, S. S. Sears, Hyannis; J. R. Van
Boskirk, Alliance; B. P. Claypool, Or
leans; E. H. Batty. Hastings; O. Hull,
Ama; Wilhelm Martens. Chadron; J.
C. Hill, Imperial; C. H. Harmon, J. E.
Kelley, McCook; George Eisenhart,
Henry Lehman, William Taylor, Cul
bertson; Gilford F. Stafford, .Big
Springs, and W. J. Hopper, Imperial.
Commissioner Eaton Files His
Land Commissioner Eaton has filed
his annual report with the Board of
Public Lands and Buildings, showing
the condition of the state institutions.
During the month of December Mr.
Eaton made a personal inspection of
all the institutions. The total num
ber of inmates in state institutions is
3,642, employes 469, children and other
relatives off officers and employes, 23.
He says that Commandant Hoyt since
taking charge of the Soldiers' home,
has done considerable cleaning up
around the home and premises, but
there is still room for improvement
Nothing has been 'done at this insti
tution relative to building a new hos
pital as directed by the last legisla
ture. As title to the land has been
cleared up and the institution Is
greatly in need of more hospital room
Commissioner Eaton recommends that
this building be erected at once. He
recommends that $60 be allowed to
a contractor if he will make the food
elevator work properly on completion.
Is He Victim of Loan Sharks?
Lincoln Is George H. Sturm, now
under arrest at Newton. Kas., a victim
of the loan sharks? Governor Shel
don asserts that if he is not a requisi
tion will be issued. If there is usury
in the case. Sheldon said, the man
would not be brought back. Selling
mortgaged property is the charge.
No Work on New Buildings.
Nothing has been done at the Sol
diers' home at Milford toward the
erection of new buildings for which
money was appropriated and a recom
mendation is made that steps be taken
so that the work can start in the early
Ever-Yielding Sweet Corn.
Clarks Albert P. Daniels is the
Burbank of this town. 'Mr. Daniels
has developed an ever-bearing sweet
corn. The new variety is the result
of several years close attention, cross
breeding and selection. Last season
this educated sweet corn yielded a
continuous supply of sweet, juicy
roasting ears from early summer right
up to frost. That is each stalk yield
ed one ear after another during the
season, some stalks having as many as
nine ears at one time, in graduated
stages of development
Killing Diseased Hogs.
Lincoln Alleging that Otto Blindo,
a hotelkeeper at Johnson has been
killing diseased hogs, Food Commis
sioner Johnson has requested that a
complaint be filed against him.
Three Times Divorced.
Beatrice Mrs. Etta Gurney was
granted a divorce from W. S. Gurney
and given the custody of their two
children. They were married about
five years ago and have been divorced
three times and restarried twice.
A - t '
What Ic Going on Here and There That
' Is sff Interest ts the Readers
Throughout Nebraska.
I Lindsay's waterworks
system Is
nearing completion
" .
Fairbury in 1907 spent about $200.-
000 in improvements.
Mrs. Renn. a pioneer of Nebraska
City, died last week.
Stella is planning on turning on its
electric lights about" Feb. 1st
The Richardson County Jail began
its new year without an occupant
Fire losses in Nebraska City last
year were $31,000, with $?8,000 insur
Religious meetings are being held
In Beatrice, with large attendance
Clarence Meyers of York has a
broken leg received while playing
Elmer Nelson, r- Waterloo boy who
ran away from home, was found at
Merchants of Humboldt report a
splendid trade both before and since
the holidays.
Henry McDaniels, for many years
a resident of York, was found dead in
his chair at his home in Benedict.
The local brick plant at Humboldt
has been shut down preparatory to
some changes before spring work be
gins. At Tecumseh a sneak thief stole a
purse of $45 from George Bryson, en
tering his bedroom while'' he was
Ed. Howe of the Atchison Globe
will make an address before the Ne
braska Press association meeting in
Erbach, aged 17, a car sealer
for toe Burlington, was crushed to
death under a Burlington freight car
in Lincoln.
The Fillmore County Agricultural
society, at its recent annual meeting,
was shown to be in a highly prosper
ous condition.
The poultry show held in the audi
torium at Omaha was a great success.
Next year's exhibit will be planned on
a much larger scale.
Mr. and Mrs. William Felt, who live
on the Marshall Field ranch seven
miles northwest of Leigh, celebrated
the fifty-fifth anniversary of their
marriage last week.
Brakeman Eph Moller of the North
western is at the Fremont hospital
suffering from shock as a result of a
severe blow he received on the head
while out on his run.
Peter Armour, an old soldier, who
lived in Central City for thirty years,
died at the Soldiers' home at Grand
Island, the remains being taken to
Central City for burial.
Citizens of Stella dynamited a car
riage shop and tore down a millinery
store to check a fire which threat
ened the Baptist church of that place.
and succeeded after a hard fight. .
Janitors in the state house are
getting thrifty. Instead of burning up
old paper collected daily in the various
offices they are collecting the same
and will, after it Is baled, sell it to
a concern in Lincoln.
The Kenesaw Independent Tele
phone company held its annual stock
holders' meeting. It declared a divi
dend of 8 per cent on last year's busi
ness and increased the capital stock
from $10,000 to $20,000.
James Officer, eight miles southeast
of Wiisonville. accidentally shot him
self while handling a thirty-two cal
ibre revolver. The bullet entered the
abdomen and passed through his body.
His chances for life are slim.
Petef Carey, for thirty-five years an
expressman and mail carrier at Peru,
had a close escape from being'dragged
to death beneath his horses when he
was thrown over the dashboard be
tween the animals, which ran away.
Judge Kelliger confirmed the sale
of the plant of the Wabaska Electric
company of Blue Springs'. The plant
was sold to C. A.' Snider, manager of
jthe electric light plant at Auburn, for
$1,400. It will be dismantled and re
moved to Auburn.
Frank Smith, husband of the woman
who was murdered at Milford last
month, was in Seward, in consultation
with the county board. It was stated
that Mr. Smith would offer a reward
of $500 for the arrest and punishment
of the murderer, and that the county
would duplicate the reward.
The case against Professor A. L.
Edwards which was to have been
heard in the county court of Otoe
county was dismissed by the county
attorney. When the case was filed it
was charged that Professor Edwards,
who was teaching the school at Lorton,
had a wife and two children in Kansas
and was living with a woman who was
not his wife. Professor Edwards dis
proved the charge.
The telephone lines owned by O. M.
Tharp, of Wahoo, covering the terri
tory of Weston, Maimo, Prague and
Morse Bluffs, in Saunders county, and
vknown as the "Tharp lines," have
been sold to J. Jamison or Aivo.
Mrs. Richardson, wife or the princi
pal of the public schools in Pender,
attempted to commit suicide by tak
ing carbolic acid. Prof. Richardson
was married during the holidays to
Miss Killian of Wakefield and re
turned to Pender with his bride Sun
day. It is notknown why she at
tempted to kill herself.
Clayton Sanborn, son of P. A. San
born, who lives in the south part of
Gretna, was accidentally shot through,
the right hand while playing with a
loaded revolver. The hand will, it is
thought, be saved.
John Saucerman. of Hastings, aged
18, received two bullet wounds while
scuffling with Earl Barth, a boy of
about the same age. Earl Barth ap
plied a number of epithets to John
Saucerman, to which the later object
edy. A dispute followed which re
sulted In an encounter and the shoot
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Nature and a woasinfe work com
bined have produced the grandest
remedy for woman's ills that the
world has ever known.
In the good old-fashioned days of
our grandmothers they relied upon
the roots and herbs of the field to
cure disease and mitigate suffering.
Tne Indians on our Western
Plains to-day can produce roots and
herbs for every ailment, and euro
diseases that baffle the most skilled
physicians who have spent years in
the study of drugs.
From the roots and herbs of the
field Lydia E. Fmkham more than
thirty years ago gave to the women
of the world a remedy for their pe
culiar ills, more potent and effica
cious than any combination of drugs.
Lydia E. Finkham's Vegetable
Compound is now recognized as the
standard remedy for woman's ills.
Mrs. Bertha Muff, of 515 N.C. St,
Louisiana, Mo., writes:
"Complete restoration to health
means so much to me that for the sake
of other suffering women I am willing
to make my troubles public.
"For twelve years I had been suffer
ing with the worst forms of female ills.
Daring that time I had eleven different
physicians without 'help. No tongue
can tell what I suffered, and at times I
could hardly walk. About two years
ago I wrote Mrs. Pinkham for advice.
I followed it, and can truly say that
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com
pound and Mrs. Pinkham's advice re
stored health and strength. It is
worth mountains of gold to suffering
women." What Lydia R Finkham's Vege
table Compound did for Mrs. Muff,
it will do for other suffering women.
She But before you married me
you said you were well off.
He So I was. but I didn't know it
Starch, like everything else. Is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery DeGance Starch all in
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Ups and Downs.
"I think it is really going to un
fair extremes when Mabel gets me on
the telephone just to give me a scold
ing.' "Why so?" r
"Because she calls me up only to call
me down."
Had Its Ui
T love to whiff the aroma of the
burning leaves," said the poetical girl,
as they strolled through the park.
"So do I," replied her tall escort;
"It drowns the odor of gasoline from
the automobiles."
Your Wife, Mother or Sister
Can make Lemon. Chocolate and Custard
pics better than the expert'eook by usinic
"OUR-PIE." as all the ingredients are in
the package ready for immediate use.
Kach package, enough for two large pics.
10 cents. Order to-day from your grocer.
We ought not to look back unless
it is to derive useful lessons from
past errors and for the purpose of
profiting by dear-bought experience.
George Washington.
Many Professional Men, .
clergymen, teachers and singers use
Brown's Bronchial Troches for curing
hoarseness and coughs.
A man wno says a mean tmng
about another man isn't half as mean
as the man who repeats it.
PAZO OINTMENT Is KBanateeil to cure aj cat
of ltcbin. Blind. Bleediac or ProtradUg riles in
tolidajaoraoBey icfaaded. Me
Our great care should be not to
live long, but to live well. Seneca.
Lewis' Single Binder the famous
straight 5c cigar, rw-ays best quality.
Your dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, ill.
For he that once is good is ever
great. Ben Johnson.
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