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BRIEF HEWS NOTES
FOR THE BUSY MUH
MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF
'THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN
ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD
Complete Review of Happenings of
Greatest Interest from All Parts of
the Globe Latest Home and For
THE THAW TRIAL.
Both Evelyn Thaw, the wife, and
Mrs. William Thaw, the mother of
the defendant, were on the witness
stand, and just as the former was
about to relate anew the story of her
life, as she told it to Thaw in Paris
ia 1903, District Attorney Jerome
arose and suggested that in the inter
est of public morals all persons save
those Immediately interested in the
case should be excluded from the
courtroom during the recital of what
he termed "a horrible tale." The de
fease agreed and Justice Bowling ad
journed court for two days, when, he
said, he would decide the matter.
Harry Thaw's mother arrived in
- New York to testify in his defense.
More evidence as to his irrational ac
tions was presented.
After the state had presented its
direct case against Thaw, and Assist
ant Attorney Garvin had characterized
the killing of Stanford White as "pre
meditated, deliberate and cowardly
murder," Martin W. Littleton, for the
defense, made the opening plea for the
prisoner. He promised new evidence
to prove that Thaw had been insane
from his boyhood.
The two principal witnesses in the
Thaw trial were Prof. Charles H.
Koehler of Winona, Minn., who acted
as instructor to Thaw in the Wooster
(O.) university in 1886. and Mrs. Amv
Crosette of San Maeto, Cal., who at
tended Thaw as a trained nurse at
Monte Carlo ia 1897. They both told
of the young man's eccentricities and
declared that his manner always was
Some of Thaw's alleged eccentrici
ties, revealed for the first time, were
related at his trial by Christopher
Baggan, steward of the New York
Whist club; by Miss Matilda Stein, a
telephone operator, and by Per August
Weber, a former butler in the Thaw
C. C. Breuer, a Cincinnati capitalist,
was arrested on a charge of attempt
ing to blow up and destroy a building
he owned, the rentals from which he
had been ordered by court to pay to
two daughters who had refused to live
with his second wife.
Forcible resistance by tenants whom
an upper East side landlord- in New
York was trying to evict resulted in
the gathering of a crowd of 2,000 or
more sympathizers in the neighbor
hood, who made so much trouble for
the police that the precinct reserves
were called out During the rioting
four women and a number of men
were taken into custody.
Miss Mary Robinson, an American
woman, the daughter of a southern
painter, who in 'the recent Druce case
testified that she knew Druce as the
duke of Portland, was arrested in Lon
don for perjury.
The American battleship fleet was
joined in the harbor of Rio Janeiro by
the torpedo boat flotilla, numbering
O. S. Sisson, one of the leading
Grand Army men in Wisconsin and
known throughout the northwest
where' he for many years acted as pen
sion agent, died at La Crosse, aged 62.
Three girls were killed, ten serious
ly injured and a score or more slight
ly hurt at a fire in'the Imperial Knit
ting company's mill in Scranton, Pa.
The mayor of Mobile, Ala., ordered
closed all the moving picture shows
in the city.
Demurrers'to indictments against 19
prominent lumbermen charging con
spiracy to defraud were upheld in the
federal district court at Minneapolis.
President Roosevelt informed Gov.
Sparks of Nevada that he would per
mit the troops to remain in Nevada for
such reasonable length of time as
would give the legislature opportunity
to organize a force to perform the po
lice functions of the state.
The Sovereign Bank of Canada went
into liquidation and other banks ar
ranged to take over its numerous
Former officials of the state dis
pensary of South Carolina and some
whisky men were accused of having
defrauded the state out of large sums.
A general inquiry into the conduct
of all state charitable institutions was
ordered by the legislature of Illinois.
It was reported that Secretary of
the Treasury Cortelyou had resigned
and would become president of the
Knickerbocker Trust company of New
Benjamin Emmons, former clerk in
the post office at St Charles, Mo., was
adjudged guilty of having embezzled
$988.01 vin office funds by a jury in the
United States district court
Fire Chief Harding of Jackson, O.,
was run over and killed while an
swering a fire call.
Mayor Gerber of Reading, Pa., re
ceived a "black hand", letter, in which
not only his life but the lives of the
entire police force or Reading are
.threatened if any harm comes to the
two Italians under arrest charged
with the murder of State Trooper
supreme court of Ohio sen-
fenced former Supreme Court Clerk
Lawson W. Emerson to ten days in
Jail and State Senator Austin of To
ledo to ten days in jail and $100 fine
la connection with the charge of se
curing the tatter's certificate to prac
tice law without proper examination.
Three nieces .of the late Mrs. Lydla
Bradley of Peoria decided to contest
her wflL " -
The wholesale' grocery- house of the
McNeiL& Biggins company la Chicago
was destroyed. by .fire, .the loss being
$600.tt. : ; l '., T.
The Masonic Temple in ''Baltimore
was, futted by fire, the, loss soiag
The last of the Indiana National
guard left Muncie, the strike trouble
Woman suffragists in Xondoa were
arrested and sent to jail for three
weeks:, "" -'
Mrs-j-Herbert H. Sears, member of
a wealthy Boston family and a guest
at the Hotel- St Regis. New York,
committed suicide by jumping from a
thirteenth story window.
Daniel C. Stover, millionaire manu
facturer of stoves, windmills and
farm machinery, died at Freeport,
Archduke Ferdinand, IV., grand
duke of Tuscany, died at Salzburg,
Mrs. Jennie G. Sorg. widow of the
late Paul J. Sorg, tobacco millionaire
of Middleton, O., was elected presi
dent of the Merchants' National bank
Thomas Bates, who, ran away from
his home at Springfield, Mass., in
1852, has been found by bis brother
in the state soldiers' home in Ten
Heirs of Gen. Israel' Putnam of
revolutionary fame are planning a
meeting at which a fight to recover1
$20,000,000 said to be due from his
estate in Europe will be made.
Ambassador Briscom In Rome pre
sented King Victor Emmanuel with a
number of the new American gold
coins, $10 and $20 pieces, for the
king's collection, which numbers 60,
000. In a terrific ten hours' engagement
in a ravine near Settat. Morocco, be
tween a French column under the
command of Gen. d'Amade, and a col
umn commanded by Mulai Rachid, one
of the chiefs of Mulai Hafid's forces,
the French gained a splendid victory
in the face of heavy odds, succeeding
in dispersing the enemy and occupy
k Edward S. Whitaker, inspector of
polled in New Orleans, fired two shots
at J. M. Leveque, editor of the Morn
ing World, because that paper had
criticised him severely.
After one of the bitterest fights in
its existence the New York county Re
publican committee adjourned without
having indorsed Gov. Hughes or any
other candidate for the presidential
The Western Bank & Trust company
of Dallas, the largest savings deposit
bank in Texas, was placed in the
hands of a receiver, all its quick as
sets having been exhausted by a long
The British ship Hartfield, from
Liverpool to Seattle, is believed to
have gone down with all on board oft
the west coast of Vancouver island.
A petition in bankruptcy was filed
at Denver, Col., by Orman & Crook,
railroad contractors. The total lia
bilities are given "as $741,136 and the
total assets as $1,282,771.
Mrs. Lydia K. Bradley, one of the
richest women in Illinois, died at
Peoria, I1L, aged 92. She was partic
ularly known for her philanthropy,
having endowed the Bradley Poly
John C. Guinn, a millionaire mine
owner, 65 years old, was severely
beaten and robbed at his home in
Georgia City, Mo., by robbers who
first cut the telephone wires.
H. R. Drew a prominent real es
tate man and one of the pioneer resi
dents of Mineapolis, Minn., died.
E. H. Harriman was directed in a
decision given by Judge Hough in the
United States circuit court to answer
all questions propounded to him by
the interstate commerce commission
except those relating to the purchase
of the Union Pacific and Southern
Pacific railroad stock in connection,
with the dividend of August 1906.
The Lake Carriers' association, in
convention at Detroit Mich., placed
itself on record as opposing the di
version into the Chicago sanitary
canal of water enough to make it a
Fire in East St Louis destroyed an
elevator, a grain storehouse and some
freight cars, the loss being $150,000.
Mrs. Eliza Matsen of Duluth. Minn.,
confessed that she murdered her husband.
Ezekiel Gregory, an aged farmer,
was slain by his son in a quarrel near
Davidson. N. C. .
Over 165 persons were killed and
many injured at Boyertown, Pa,
when the opera house burned. The
explosion of a moving picture tank
started a wild panic; oil lamps were up
set and blew up and the floor collapsed.
The victims were mostly women and
children and belonged to the leading
families of the town.
John F. Betz, one of the best known
brewers in the country, and one of
Philadelphia's wealthiest citizens, died
after a long illness.
Prince Edward F. L. Zu Innhausen
Und Kuyphausen, president of the
Prussian house of lords, died in Ber
lin. He was born in 1827.
The trial of Rocco Quinto was
brought to a sudden end at Long
island City, L. I., by order of the
judge because a juror fell in a fit after
the verdict had been agreed on but
which had not been returned into
Mayor R. A. Smith of St PauL
Mmm, and his .family were poisoned
by tainted chicken.
One person .was fatally Injured and
others hurt by a panic caused by the
explosion of a moving picture machine
la St Catherines, Ont
Another New York tenement house
was wrecked by a bomb supposedly
placed by Black'Hand members.
The new German armored cruiser
Scharnhorst ran aground and was bad
ly damaged. .
Secretary Taft toH-theaenate com
mittee in interoceanic canals that the
Panama canal might be completed ia
about six years.
Isaac W.,BaIrd, who 20 -years ago
was proprietor of a celebrated min
strel troupe, 'Is" dead In Portland,
Ore., aged 61 years. .
The special grand jury which was
sworn in to investigate the conduct of
certain banks in New York county re-1
turned two Indictments against Wil
liam R. Montgomery, president of the
A serious earthquake occurred -at
Gonaives, Hayti. A few houses were
destroyed and others were damaged.
No loss of life has been reported.
At their annual meeting in Detroit
the Lumber Carriers' Association of
the Great Lakes decided that it would
be impossible to operate their boats
during the coming season at the -same
expense and under the same condi
tions as prevailed during 1907. It Is
predicted that there will be a great la
The Maple-Leaf mills at Kenora,
Ont, were destroyed by fire. The ele
vator, in which was stored over 300,
000 bushels of wheat, was also de
stroyed. The loss was $1,000,000; insured.
- Oil-producing firms at St Petersburg
received news from the Caucasus of
the opening of a mammoth oil 'gusher
in the Bibi-Eybat field at Baku, flow
ing at the rate of 120,000 barrels a
Farmers in Stanley county, South
Dakota, were plowing during the first
week in January.
The coroner's jury practically ex
onerated the coal- mining company for
the great disaster at Monongah, W.
Edward Henry Strobel, general ad
viser of the government of Siam, died
after a long illness.
The body of Lieut John W. Craw
ford, private secretary to Admiral
Dewey, was found in the Potomac.
The prince regent of Bavaria, who
recently pardoned two murderers sen
tenced to death, declared his intention
not to sign any more death warrants.
The officers of the American battle
ship fleet were breakfasted by Presi
dent Penna at Petropolis and later
attended a garden party at the Ameri
It was positively asserted that Sec
retary Cortelyou would not resign
though he was virtually offered the
presidency of the Knickerbocker Trust
John S. Peters, one of the jurymen
who found R. Meade Shumway guilty
of murder at Beatrice, Neb., affixing
the' death penalty, committed suicide.
Five persons were drowned while
skating in the Jimtown reservoir, near
Hepburn hall, the girls' dormitory at
Miami university, Oxford, O., was de
stroyed by fire.
E. D. Scott, cashier, and Roy W.
Van Hoesen, bookkeeper of the Peo
ple's National bank of Franklinville, N.
Y were arrested, charged with viola
tion of the revised statutes relating to
the making of false statements of a
bank's condition to the controller.
Denmark's greatest modern poet
Holger Drachmann, died suddenly at
Copenhagen, in the sixty-first year of
Prof. Charles Baetens, for many
years solo cellist in the Thomas or
chestra, committed suicide in Omaha,
The City National bank of Muskogee,
Okla., purchased by Dr. J. L. Johnson
of St. Louis, was merged with the
First National. The Bank of Com
merce will go into liquidation, its
business having been sold to the Okla
homa State hank.
Mayor William B. Thompson of De
troit, Mich., in his annual message,
calls attention to the fact that the city
will have to deal with the street rail
way franchise question in another
year and urges that "no new leases of
life be given except on the basis of a
ine nign court or Monaco has re
fused the appeal of the Goold couple,
who were convicted December 4 last
of the murder of the' Swedish woman."
Frank Nunno, a wealthy young
banker, was found murdered near
Ardsley, N. Y.
Suffering from insomnia a woman
named Mrs. Kitchener, widow of a
brother of 'Viscount Kitchener of
Khartoum, committed suicide in the
port of Colon by drowning.
James Randall, famous as a war
poet, died in Augusta, Ga. He was
born in Baltimore in 1843. Among
other products of his pen was "Mary
land, My Maryland."
Prof. B. M. Reynolds, for the past 30
years one of the best-known educators
of Wisconsin and Minnesota, died In
a hospital at Morgan City, Ala.
A PLOT TO DESTROY
PLAN TO BLOW UP AMERICAN
QUARANTINE FOR CATTLE.
OFFENBERS TO BE ARRESTED
Anarchists Are Involved in the Plot,
- According to Head of Rio dc
Rio Janeiro The Brazilian police
have discovered' an anarchistic plot
here having as its subject the destruc
tion of irt' of the-American -fleet
now lyiagv ia the. harbor. The con
spiracy, .while centerrogin Rio Ja
neiro and Petropolis, has. ramification
in :8ao Paulo and Minas Geraes. An
individual named Jean Fedher, who
resided in Petropolis, was the chief
conspirator' here, although it is under
stood that foreign anarchists are
deeply involved in the plot Fedher is
believed to have fled to Sao Paulo and
the police, who know him, have been
seat to that place for the purpose of
apprehending him. One of the detect
fives who is well acquainted with
Fedher, having served on "the police
force at Petropolis vfor some time,
returned from that- place after having
made iBvestigaUoqs there, and had a
long conference with the chief of po
lice at Rio Janeiro. The latter gave
it to be understood later that the Sao
Paulo police are. on the track of the
arch-conspirator and' expect to arrest
In an official note which the chief
of police sent to the correspondent of
the Associated Press, he says:
"Some time before the arrival of
the American fleet at Rio Janeiro, the
Brazilian government received word
from Washington and Paris that an
archists of different nationalities in
tended to damage one or several of
the ships of the .American fleet. The
names and adresses of the conspira
tors were indicated by information
which the police here had received
previously from France and Germany.
The police of this district are work
ing with the police of Sao Paulo and
Minas Geraes, and I am sure every
precaution will be exercised and the
most rigorous vigilance observed, both
on land and sea, to prevent any in
jury being done."
The chief of police after having
made this official statement, said he
did not feel he should go into any
further details with regard to the
conspiracy, but he authorized the
statement that the plot was organized
by Fedher and he added that the peo
ple of the United States could rest
easy, as all of the conspirators had
taken refuge in the interior.
.Governor Issass Order Affecting Coun
ties in Western Nebraska.
On the recoaunendation of the Bu
reau of Animal Industry of the Depart,
eat of Agriculture Governor Sheldon
has issued a quarantine nroelamatkn
I against certain counties In the state.
I as follows:
j The Bureau of Animal Industry of
I the United States Department of Agri
culture has seen it, on account of the
existence of scabbles in cattle to some
extent in certain counties of this state,
to regulate the movement and ship
atent of cattle therefrom.
South Omaha Is a public .-market
Therefore there must be maintained
at the stock yards a quarantine divi
sion. All cattle shipped from parts
of this state under quarantine by the
Bureau of Animal Industry to South
I Omaha, whether infected or not must
oe nnioaded into the quarantine di
vision. This necessarily works a hard
ship upon the shipper in the quaran
tine district whose cattle are clean.
The Bureau of Animal Industry, upon
the request of the deputy state veter
inarian, has concluded to co-operate
with, the state in the control of scab
bles in catttle within this state. To
ameliorate the present conditions and
to prevent the spread of scabbles
throughout the state to the injury of
the cattle industry, it Is hereby or
dered, subject to the approval of the
governor, that the regulations of the
nonorabie secretary of agriculture,
known as Order No. 143, now effective
in the interstate movement of cattle,
be and the same Is hereby extended
so as to' control the movement and
shipment of. cattle from the counties of
Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Cedar,
Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, .Dawes.
Dawson, Deuel, Dundy. Garfield, Grant,
Greeley. Keith Kimball, Lincoln. Lo
gan, Loup, McPherson, Perkins, Rock.
Scotts Blufr. Sheridan, Sioux, Thomas,
Valley and Wheeler.
All cattle in counties within this
state not above enumerated may be
shipped without inspection to any
points within this state as- "uninspect
ed cattle" until such time as it may be
TATE NEWS AND NOTES IN CON-
' DENSED FORM.
THE PRESS. PgLPtT AMD PgtUC
What Is Going en Here and There That
Is of Interest to the Readers
In society .assay a bud
Into a wallflower.
Was Lot's wife (he first women ho
wasn't worth her salt?
Life Is a game of chance in which
the cards are often stacked.
Perhaps Justice is blindfolded be
cause she so often gets a Mack eye.
The smaller the bribe the greater
seems to be the disgrac.
It Is doubtful if ever anyone was
blessed who was not most anxious to
live with you.
Smallpox at Kearney.
Lincoln Nineteen cases of smallpox
were reported in the Kearney indus
trial school. County Physician Gib
bons reported the malady to Health
Inspector W. H. Wilson. There are
201 inmates, and the disease has been
raging since December 24.
POET AND BANKER IS DEAD.
Edmund Clarence Stcdman Expires
Suddenly at His Home.
New York Edmund Clarence Sted
man, the banker and poet, died sud
denly at his home in this city Satur
day night Mr. Stedman, widely
known as the banker poet, died from
a sudden attack of heart trouble. He
was passing into his study when the
attack came and he fell to the floor,
Guard Company Will Not Disband.
Beatrice At a meeting of Company
C, Nebraska National Guards, it was
decided not to disband. A committee
was appointed to secure cheaper quar
ters for the company and it is now up
to the citizens to assist the company
CHANCELLOR WILL REMAIN.
Ask Consent of Depositors.
New York The temporary receivers
of the Knickerbocker Trust company
was extended two- weeks by the su
preme court Saturday. Counsel for,
the depositors and stockholders asked
further time in which to secure deposit
ors' assents to the plan for resump
Merrill Orders Inquiry.
Newport R. I. Rear Admiral John
B. Merrill has ordered an inquiry to
be begun into the death of H. A.
Hartnet. the naval apprentice, who
died from a blot clot on the brain, fol
lowing a fight aboard the United
States training ship Cumberland.
Fine for Harvester Trust.
Topeka, Kan. Judge Dana, in the
Shawee county district court here, as
sessed a fine of $12,600 against the In
ternational Harvester company, which
the court found guilty ou forty-three
counts of violating the Kansas anti
Regents Issue a Statement Regarding
C. S. Allen, president of the Board of
Regents of the University of Nebraska,
has issued the following statement:
"The rumor that Chancellor Andrews
has resigned has been given such pub
licity that it is due the public and the
university to state the facts.
"Last spring the chancellor was in
ill health, resulting from an attack of
lagrippe. His recovery was slow, and
fearing that he could not regain his
health without a complete rest, he
tendered his resignation at an inform
al executive session of the board. The
board by unanimous action refused the
resignation and voted him a leave of
absence for four months. At the end
of his vacation he returned greatly im
proved in health, and the improvement
has continued to this date. All traces
of the malady from which he suffered
last spring have disappeared. He is
physically able to attend to the duties
of his office and is attending to them
to the satisfaction of the board. He
has not tendered his resignation nor
will he so long as his present good
Bryan Goes to Kentucky.
Frankfort. Ky. William Jennings
Bryan has volunteered to come to
Kentucky and help the democrats win
the United States senatorship. Gov
ernor Beckham received a letter from
Mr. Bryan saying he would be here
Foraker and Dick ob
tained in the senate the rejection of
four Ohio postmastership nominations,
alleging they were given as political
bargains. , (
Hypno-suggestion treatment is said
to have determined the sex of a baby
boy born to Mrs. H. A. Folgen, New
G. Washington Smith, a prominent
planter, was shot and killed at Rose
mark, TeniL, in a pistol duel xvith M.
J. J. Fitzmaurice, a blind man, is ac
cused at Butte, Mont, of beating a
cripple and leaving him to freeze to
death on the prairie.
Elias Matson of Chisholm. Minn.,
was murdered as he lay asleep beside
his wife, who was not awakened.
Representative Sabath of Chicago
introduced a bill imposing a "tax upon
all dowries, gifts, settlements, or ad
vances of property made in consid
eration of or in contemplation of mar
riage by citizens or subjects of the
United States of America to persons
other than citizens or subjects of the
United States of America."
The great Mexican gold, mining
camp of El Oro was-reported to be
The convention of the Northwestern
Twenty Blocks Burned.
Santiago, Chile A great fire at Te
muco, a flourishing city in the south
of Chile, has destroyed twenty blocks
of buildings. The loss is more than
$300,000. There is great distress
J among the poor.
Date Soon to Be Fixed.
Lincoln A telegram has been re
ceived from Commander Nicholson of
the battleship Nebraska by Governor
Sheldon stating that it is probable the
3hlp will be at San Francisco when the
'Atlantic fleet arrives. The commander
said, however, that only the Navy de
partment knew for certain. Governor
Sheldon at r.nce wrote the Navy de
partment If the Nebraska rema?n- at
San Francisco until the Atlantic fleet
arrives it is the intention of the gov
ernor to delay the presentation of the
silver srevice to the ship until that
Both Prison and Fine.
Grand Island At a session of the
United States district court. John Wil
son of Scotia, Greeley county, was ar
raigned on the charge of depositing a
letter of an indecent and lascivious na
ture in the United States malls, ad
dressed to a young woman of Scotia.
The accused plead guilty and was sen
tenced to sixty days in the Lancaster
county jail at hard labor conditions
in the Hall county jail; to pay a fine of
$200 and the costs of the prosecution.
UNIDENTIFIED DEAD BURIED.
iMuut nuuurea unemployed men Lumbermen's association met in
marched to the city hall ia St Louis j Minneapolis, and the feature of the
Twenty-four Bodies Placed in Circu
lar grave at Boyertown.
Boyertown, Pa. The bodies of
twenty-four unidentified dead, who
lost their lives in the Rhoades Opera
house fire last Monday, were buried
Sunday in Fairvlew cemetery in this
place. Upwards of 10,000 persons at
tended the services that marked the in
terment of the fire victims, who were 1 aer 5,
in one long circular-shape
CHARLES EMORY SMITH DEAD.
and asked Mayor Wells for work.
Harvey Lockner of Tuscola. Jll.,
while insane killed his wife, his baby
Testimony in the court-martial of
Gen; Stoessel at St Petersburg
showed that the Russian soldiers de
fended Port Arthur with desperate
bravery, and called forth cheers from
first session was a defense of the or
ganized lumber trade against the
charge of being a trust by W. G. Hol
lis, secretary of the association.
The festivities in honor of the
American fleet at Rio were marred by
the illness of Rear Admiral Evans.
The Citizens' Telephone company of
uatavic, o., went into the bands
ay of j
Former Postmaster General Dies Sud
denly in Philadelphia Home.
Philadelphia Charles Emory Smith,
editor of the Press, former minister to
Russia, and postmaster general died
suddenly at his home in this city Sun
day, aged 65 years. Death was caused
by heart trouble. Mrs. Smith, return
ing from church, found her husband's
lifeless form lying across his bed. Mr.
Smith had been In poor health for
about a month, but his condition bad
not been regarded as serious.
Dates for Court Set.
West Point Judge Guy T. Graves
has set the terms of court for the year
190S of the several counties in the
Eighth judicial district as follows:
Cuming count), February 3 and Sep
tember 14; Dakota county. February
17 and September 27; Stanton county,
March 2 and October 19; Cedar coun
:y, March 10 and November 0; Dixon
county, March 30 and November 30;
rhurston county, April 13 and Octo
The first day of each term is
A Bryan club has been organized in
The Derby hotel at David City was
destroyed by. lire.
Smallpox is said to be spreading in
the vicinity of Gretna.
A movement has been started in
Hastings to close all saloons at 10
o'clock, Instead of midnight
The public schools at Ravenna were
dismissed on account of the bursting
of the boiler of the heating plant
There was no one injured.
A wolf hunt was recently held near
Weston in Saunders county in which
four wolves were caught by 300 men
and boys. Three of the wolves es
caped, however, and one young man
was shot in the face.
The state railway commission has
received reports from the car service
departments of the Burlington and Mis
souri Pacific, showing that there has
just been a big picking up in grain'
and live stock shipments.
Disappointed over - the supposed
elopement of his daughter with a Lin
coln man, whose name has not been
learned, Alonzo H. Crafford, aged 48,
chef at Hastings college, committed
suicide by swallowing carbolic acid.
Rural routes established April 1.
Nebraska Diller Arthur Frcick. car.
rier; Eddie Krebs, substitute. Stella
Eli M. Knapp, carrier; John F. Tolley,
substitute. Ansley Samuel Harris,
carrier; Wesley Harris, substitute.
The report of the United Sftrtes
land office for Lincoln for the quarter
ending December 31 shows 62 home
stead entries on 21,129 acres; 24 final
proofs; 5 'commuted homestead en
tries; 5 entries with excise acreage
amounting to 31.9 acres.
Mrs. Emma Stapleton. widow of
Fred Stapleton, Company c. Sixty
sixth Indiana, passed away at the
Grand Island Soldiers' home, to which
she was admitted from York. Decem
ber last The body was taken to York,
where two sons reside, for interment.
Rev. T. William Carson of Asfifeml
after five years service as pastor of the
First Congregational church has ac
cepted a call to the First Congrega
tional church of Manitou, Colo., at an
increased salary. The announcement
came as a great surprise to the mem
bers of the church.
Nebraska City will have a new high
school building and whether the peo
ple of that city will be willing to vote
$60,000 in bonds is the question now
before the people, as the Board of
Education submitted a proposition to
vote that sum for the erection of a
high school building.
Governor Sheldon submitted five re
quests for pardons to Attorney Gen
eral Thompson. The latter will com
pare the procedure with the statute
passed by the last legislature. After
the attorney general has filed his writ
ten opinion the decision of the gover
nor will be announced.
The farmers' institute which closed
last week at Wilcox was by far the
best ever held there. The large opera
house was filled to overflowing. The
first institute was held three years ago
and at the first session ten persons
were present Last week was the
eighteenth session and the opera house
which holds over three hundred people
could not accommodate all.
secretary oi state JunKm has re
ceived reports from seventy-one coun
ties in reply to a request to take a
census of soldiers and sailors. The
total number of names returned from
seventy-one counties is 7,345, Including
Spanish-American war veterans. The
reports are believed to be incomplete
in many cases. Douglas county report
ed 300 names and Lancaster 400.
Governor Sheldon has received a tel
egram that the battleship Nebraska
will probably be at San Francisco
when the United States fleet arrives
there. The governor will make further
inquiry of the navy department He
and his staff will present the state's
silver service to the ship and it Is de
sired to have the services take place
when the fleet reaches San Francisco.
It may arrive about May 1.
The officers of the Nebraska State
Historical society were chosen as fol
lows: Dr. George L. Miller of Omaha,
president; Robert Harvey of St. Paul,
first vice-president; James E. North
of Columbus, second vice-president;
Clarence S. Paine of Lincoln, secre
tary; Stephen L. Geisthardt of Lin
coln, treasurer. The election of offi
cers of the Nebraska Territorial Pio
neers' resulted as follows: Thomas
Wolfe of Omaha, president; C. P.
Marvin of Beatrice, first vice-president;
R. R. Randall of Lincoln, sec
ond vice-president, and C. E. Paine of
A SAVING GRACE.
Her savings are the saving of many
a business girl.
Improvidence in trifles has never
swelled a bank account
A bank account is a nerve tonic
hard to beat for the girl who just
face the future.
The worker fares better whe sne
leams the difference between econ
omy and stinginess.
Arithmetic for the fortune founder:
Give the ratio of the squandered dime
to the saved dollar.
Emepor Joseph of Austria twice a
week holds an audience, when he is
accessible to the richest and poorest
of his subjects.
Oraa Perry, adjutant general of In
diana, Is preparing a complete history
of the movements of that state'
troops daring the Mexican war.
Miss Theresa S. Haley of Beaton
has been assigned by the government
to investigate women and child labor
in the United States and dependen
cies. H. G. Wells, the English literateur.
in his youth often wrote 8.000 words
in a day, while Conaa Doyle, it is
said, once wrote, a story of 12,000
words at a sitting.
The marquis of Ailsa is an enthu
siastic floriculturist and a Curzou cas
tle, Ayrshire, has managed to grow
flowers which can be seen nowhere
else in Scotland.
Lord Curzon is extremely methodi
cal. It Is said of him when ia India
that in a. single moment he could
place his hand on any paper in hi
possession that he wanted relating to
the country of which he was viceroy.
Pigeons in Italian Army.
In the Italian army al cavalry regi
ments are supplied with carrier pig
eons, which are used for the transmis
sions of information during all their
military maneuvers in camp. Voting
cavalry officers go through a course
of instruction on the training of pig
eons for military purposes at the
Influence of Nature.
I will walk aboard:. old griefs shall
be forgotten today; for the air is cool
and still, an dthe hills are high and
stretch away to heaven; and the for
est glades are quiet as a churchyard:
and with the dew, I can wash the fever
from my forehead and then I shall be
unhappy no longer. De Quincey.
"Yes. thank you. Mrs. Backby. my
toothache is quite gone. After suffer
ing the emoluments of the unrghit
eous. as depicted in Dante's Inferno; I
went to Prof. Wiggins dental parlors,
and had the offenlnd molar elicited."
The archbishop of Canterbury and a
number of clergy were adjourning for
luncheon after an ecclesiastical func
tion, when a canon remarked unctu
ously: "Now to put a bride on our ap
petites." "Say, rather," retorted his
grace, "to put a bit between
The library of John Burn3. M. P..
fills three small rooms. As a boy he
sacrificed himself to collect books.
Write for our new spring and sum
mer style books for men and women.
Ready February 15. 1908.
15th and Farnam Sts.
HORSES and HOLES
AuctloaareryTharaftay and Friday for tia entire jear
E. W. AN8PACH
Union Stock Yards, So. Omaha.
Carload Consignments Solicited.
WKtlfl ElRfriOl GNSlf
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TRICAL, troa. door-beU. to po-er ataau coaauSC
COMPANY. 411.413 SOWM Tout atrtMrT
set for the hearing of applications for
Governor Sheldon honored a requi-,
sition from the governor of South Da
kota for the return to that state of
Henry Schonibaum. who is wanted for
Duriag the last two years 1n Butler
county the official records show: Num
ber of estates filed for administration,
forty-five; number of new guardian's
reports filed, examined and approved
and recorded, 112; number of marriage
licenses issued. 249; number of cere
monies performed, thirty-nine: amount
of fines collected and paid to county
Thirty days more will suffice to finish
ouilding the Lane-South Omaha cut
off of the Union Pacific, which is to
cut out the famous "ox bow" between
Lincoln and Fremont on. the great
Colonel S. W. Hayes, the oldest Ma
son ia the state, was presented with a
solid 'gold Jordan medal in the lodge
No Riant in Susaend Students. roam of Masonic lodcp NV r.r A B -
State Superintendent McBrien has A. M., at Norfolk. Past Grand Master
ruled that school boards have no au- Burnham made the presentation
thority to, temporarily suspend pupils ' speech in the name of the grand lodge,
during an epidemic of smallpox in case I Colonel Hayes is 87 years old, and has
the student refuses to be vaccinated. I been a Mason since 1847.
Chance for Appointment.
Governor Sheldon has been asked by
the war department to recommend a
member of the Nebraska national
guard for appointment as lieutenant in
the regular army. The request has
been turned over to the adjutant gen
eral's office to be complied with.
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