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1 WEEK'S EVENTS I
Latest News of Interest
Boiled Down for the
Threatened with pneumonia and In
3 weakened condition, William J. Bry
an wife forced to cancel his lecture at
Jacksonville, Fla. He Is under the care
of physicians at the residence of his
cousin, William S. Jennings, Florida
member of the Democratic national
Another young monarch was added
to the reigning sovereigns of Europe
when Albert I. ascended the throne of
Belgium at Brussels. The official cere
mony was brilliant and the popular ac
Commander Peary very strongly In
timated, In a speech at the banquet
af the New England society at New
York that the expedition which he led
successfully to the north pole might
also try for the south pole.
United States Senator A. J. Mc
Laurin expired suddenly from an at
tack of heart trouble at his home in
Brandon, Miss., at the age of 61 years.
Death came without the slightest
Percy E. Rockefeller, son of Wil
liam Rockefeller, is convalescing at
Greenwich, Conn., after an operation
for appendicitis performed a fortnight
William A. Harris, former United
States senator from Kansas and three
years ago Democratic candidate for
governor of that state, died at the
home of Mrs. Lydia M. Mackey, Chi
cago, of heart disease.
Spencer F. Eddy, who landed at
New York and is on his way west,
says he resigned as minister to the
Balkan states because he has become
tired of living abroad.
, Owen Kildare, the author and play
wright. Is critically ill at a hospital In
New York. His physicians say that
his death may be expected at any
Dr. H. W. Wiley, chief of the bu
reau -of chemistry, criticised the con
stitution in an address at Washington
because it leaves the government n6
Jurisdiction over Impure food unless
ft enters interstate commerce.
Dr. Jose Madrlz, former Judge of the
Central American court of Justice at
Cartago, and Zelaya's candidate, was
elected president of Nicaragua by the
unanimous vote of congress. The ses
sion was a stormy one, but there
seemed to be perfect unanimity with
regard to the election of Madrlz.
j Baroness Vaughan, whom Leopold
made his queen In fact, if not in name,
quietly left Belgium for France, ac
cepting the hint of the government
that if she did not depart voluntarily
she would be expelled from the country.
The fourth international sanitary
convention, called by Dr. Walter Wy
man of Washington, chairman of the
international sanitary 'bureau, began
Its sessions in San Jose, Costa Rica,
with all the American republics rep
resented. Fire that started In the store of the
Slegel Company In Grand Rapids.
.Mich., caused $100,000 damage.
, Indefinite postponement of the case
of Mrs. Howard Chandler Christy
.against her husband, the artist, to
recover possession of her daughter, la
Announced at Zanesville, O.
At least three lives were lost and
asany persons were seriously hurt in a
Ire which destroyed the big drapery
store oi Araing it Hobbs at Clapham,
a southwestern quarter of London,
England. The damage Is estimated at
$2,500,000. All the customers made
their way to the street in safety.
Walter R. Carroll, a former police
man, who was killed by a train at
San Jose, Cal., has been Identified as
a robber who held up many San Fran-
clscor drug stores.
Cape Breton was shaken by an
earthquake which paralyzed the tele
Five indictments on charges of con
spiracy to defraud the government by
the sale of water rights were returned
at Boise, Idaho, by the federal grand
Jury, which has been investigating the
af airs of the Great Western Beet
Sugar Company, a defunct corpora
tion. A million-dollar endowment fund
for the support of the Florence Crit
tenton missions throughout the
United States will be raised as a
memorial to their founder, the late
Charles Nelson Crittenton. The
movement has .-been started In New
West-bound passenger train on the
Chicago. St Paul, Minneapolis fc
Omaha railroad collided with a freight
train at Blakely, Minn. Fireman Joe
Zlnnelll and Mall Clerk F. Torgersoa.
both of St Paul, were killed. None
of the passengers was injured seri
The senate practically decided upoa
fee inauguration of an inquiry into the
controversy between Richard Balltn
ger, secretary of the Interior, and Gif
ford Piacaot, chief forester, by adopt
lac resolution introduced by Senator
Flint of California, calling for all the
papers bearing upoa the case.
After a voyage of 2,100 miles up the
Amazon river the little steamer Napo
has returned to New York with 1.500
ions of raw rubber.
Under a decision of the New York
city grade commission, the Astor es
tate will lose a 16-year, fight involving
A, gar explosion In :ssiaeA ;df the
Chicago. .CartsrtiBa Coal .vCosspany
at Herrfnni.; kied eight' e,
among them "the civil engineer and Ills
helpers. It is supposed that the explo
sion, jvas: caused by the surveyor and
his 'party walking into' an old worked
out room which has gas and which
was set off by the lamps they carried
Three Landred men escaped unin
jured. The state department at Washing
ton received a cablegram from Con
sul Moffat, at Bluefields, that a horri
ble condition is presented at Blue
fields as the result of the battle be
tween the Nicaraguan army and the
revolutionists and that disease and
death by starvation is threatening the
2,000 incapacitated men of both arm
ies. The department started immedi
ate steps for relief in the shape of
food, clothing and other supplies, the
! Red Cross assisting.
Declared to have no equal afloat as
a first-class fighting machine, the bat
tleship Utah, the greatest warship
ever built in the United States, was
launched from the yard of the New
York Shipbuilding Company at Cam
den, N. J.
Secretary MacVeagh and Senator
Aldrich, chairman of the senate
finance committee, have clashed over
the manner of replenishing the"treas
ury, which is rapidly being depleted
of its surplus. Aldrich Is of the opin
ion that nothing but an out-and-out
bond issue will suffice to strengthen
the treasury. Mr. MacVeagh believes
that any new bond issue should be de
layed as long as possible and that in
the meantime the Panama canal
bonds already authorized should be is--sued
as a protector for the gold re
serve. President Taft has aligned him
self with Secretary MacVeagh.
Edward H. Harriman was worth
$200,000,000 at the. time of his death,
although a recent appraisal of his es
tate placed its value at $149,000,000.
Since Mr. Harriman's death his estate
has profited by a rise in market
values and it is stated that the wealth
of Mrs. Harriman may be conserva
tively estimated at $220,000,000.
A $50,000 monument to firemen of
New York city who died at their posts
of duty will be built in Union square
An exposition will be held in New
Orleans to celebrate the opening of
the Panama canal and incidentally the
two hundredth anniversary of the
founding of the city.
A codicil to the will of George
Rhodius, filed for probate, leaves the
residue of his estate, or about $500,
000, to be applied for improvement of
parks in Indianapolis. The original
will gives only $50,000 to Elma Date,
who has appealed to' the Indiana su
preme court for the annulment of her
marriage to him.
Robbers blew open the safe of the
State bank of Centerville, Kan., and
escaped with $1,500. One of the rob
bers was fired upon by C. H. Brown,
president of the bank. The robber re
turned the fire, drove Brown to cover
and escaped. Neither was wounded.
Robert E. Entriken, a fireman, was
killed and several other persons were
injured in fighting a fire at Dowining-
ton. Pa., which badly damaged the
large mill plant of S. A. Bicking &.
Estrada forces at Tatumbla and
Recreo, near Rama, routed and de
feated the forces of Zelaya after des
perate fighting or several hours. .A
great many were killed. One hundred
were wounded and 150 prisoners were
taken by the revolutionists.
Charles L. Warriner, the defaulting
treasurer of the Big Four Railroad
Company, when sentenced at Cincin
nati to six months at hard labor in
the state penitentiary; exclaimed:
"I'm free for the first time In ten
Reaffirming his complete confidence
In Dr. Coqk, Rear Admiral W. S.
Schley, retired, called publicly upon
Commander Peary tb submit his proofs
that he reached the north pole to
some scientific body other than the
National Geographic society.
The heaviest snowstorms known in
the history of Arizona have tied up
freight traffic on the Santa Fe lines in
the northern part of the territory and
have seriously Interfered with the
movement of trains on the Southern
Pacific farther south. Passenger
trains are being operated with diffi
culty. During 1909 Columbia university
has received gifts reaching nearly
$5,000,000. an amount believed to be a
record for educational institutions' in
the east These include the Crocker
gift of $1,500,000 and the Kennedy
bequest of $2,500,000.
A hundred or more scantily clad lu
natics roamed about the country' after
being liberated from imprisonment by
a fire which destroyed the north wing
of the Northern Hospital for the In
sane at Jacksonville, 111. Several fire
men were injured by falling walls In
the fight to prevent the blaze from
spreading to the main part of the build
ing. No one was killed.
St Paul passenger train No. 43,
running north at 35 miles an hour,
spread the rails one-half mile east of
Good Thunder, Minn., near Mankato,
and plunged into the ditch. Forty
passengers were hurt, none fatally.
Isaac G. Harriman of Milwaukee, en
gineer of the train, was held respon
sible by a coroner's jury for the wreck
of the Chicago ft Northwestern rail
road train near Evanston, 111., Decem
ber 12, In which two passengers were
killed. Recommendation was made by
the , jury that he be held to the grand
Jury on a charge of manslaughter.
On the answer to the question
whether W. J. Laffargue or his wife
died first in an automobile accident
at Allaln, N. J., depends the distribu
tion of an estate of $100,000 between
Mr. Lafiurgue's son and his wife's two
daughters by a previous marriage.
Eight million Red Cross Christmas
stamps have been sold In New York
thus far this year. The officers In
charge of the 'distribution hope to
double this number before the end of
the holiday season.
The Western Association of Nursery
men met in annual session at Kansas
City, with an unusually large attend
LEAKS ARE LOCATED
POUND IN SECOND CLASS MAIL
AND RURAL DELIVERY.
HITCHCOCK TELLS ABOUT IT
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Present Administration, Began With
Big-Deficit, and It Has Gone
Washington. Confronted with a de
flcit of $17,479,770, the present ad
ministration of the Postofflce depart
ment began its operation,. This was
the largest deficit in the history of
the postal service. So long as the de
ficit in the department aggregated
only a, few millions of dollars annu
ally, little attention was paid to It,
but when, in the last few years, it
leaped to upward of $10,000,000, and,
finally In. 1908, exceeded $17,000,000,
"ordinary business prudence suggest
ed that the causes be definitely lo
cated." These 'are statements in the annual
report, of Postmaster General Frank
H Hitchcock. Concerning the results
of inquiries into the deficit, the post
master general says?
"Recent investigation have shown
that the two great sources of loss tat
the postal 'revenues are second-class
mail matter and rural delivery.
"The loss on second-class mail mat
ter has been increasing for many
years, until it now amounts to $64,-.
"The loss from rural delivery, a
service begun hardly a dozen years
ago and of unprecedented growth,
reached as high as $28,000,000.
"In these two items alone the
postal service now suffers an annual
loss of more than the entire national
deficit of the last fiscal year.
Simultaneously with the growing
deficit in the postal service, the na
tion's income suffered last year a
serious depletion Incident to the
financial depression. Thus it hap
pened that the department's drafts
on the treasury were heaviest at a
time when the public funds were low
est This has accentuated the import
ance of the postal deficit, making it
conspicuous among the losses to be
met by the president's plan of reduc
ing expenditures in all executive departments.
"Since the opening of the adminis
tration the postmaster general . and
his assistants have adopted measures
in conformity with the president's
policy of retrenchment,
measures are being put
with substantial results,
shown in this report
"It should be stated, with emphasis,
however, that economy is not to be
enforced at the cost of efficiency.
"Only such measures of economy
will be adopted, therefore, as can be
made a consistent part of a general
program, having for its chief object
the improvement of the personnel, the
form of organization, and the busi
ness methods of the postal establish
ment. "The most striking fact disclosed
by recent investigations is the tre
mendous loss on account of second
class mail. While this class of mail pro
vides a revenue of little more than 1
cent a pound the cost to the govern
ment for its handling and transporta
tion averages 9.23 cents a pound. The
annual loss thus incurred, as already
stated, is about $364,000,000.
BANKS, OF NEBRASKA.
Eight Millions Lew After the Autumrt
' ' Drain.
The reports ofthe state banks of
Nebraska at 'the close, of business Ke?
vember 30 have been"compiled by Sec
retary Royse of the state banking
board, showing, a total deposit of $73,
283,626.75. This is a decrease of only
$8,000,000 from the high water mark
reached in August
Of the report Mr. Royse said:
"Although the demand upon the
banks for money has been unusually
active during the last two months,
caused largely by the impassable con
dition of the country roads, making it
almost Impossible for the farmers to
market produce of any kind, and the
increase of loans over four and one-
half millions of dollars since the re
port of August 31, last the banks are
running strong, carrying an average
reserve of over -twenty-six per cent
being almost double the' 'amount re
quired by law.
"The deposits amount to over seventy-three
and one-quarter millions of
dollars, being only about one and one
half million dollars less than the
amount reported August 31, 1909,
which was the high water mark in the
history of this state. This is an un
usually light decrease in deposits for
this season of the year.
"Compared with one year ago the
number of banks has increased thirty
four, deposits have increased nearly
eight millions of dollars, and loans
and discounts have increased $10,300,
000.00. "The banks show a very strong and
healthy condition generally and there
has been no bank failures in Nebraska
this year, and only one since Novem
Following is the abstract of the
condition of the incorporated, private
and savings banks of the state of Ne
braska atithe close of business Novem
ber 16, 1909. Number of banks report
ing, 662. Average reserve twenty-six
and one-half per cent:
NEBRASKA IH BWEF
NEWS' NOTES OFINTErfjET, FROM
VARIOUS. SECTIONS.. .
ULL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPM
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Loans and discounts 9M.O22.0O7.31
Overdrafts .". 643,735.45
Bonds, securities, judgments.
claims, etc 695.530.10
Due from banks 15,075.686.91
Banking houses, furniture
and fixtures 2,344.580.(16
Other real estate 195,654.00
Current expenses and taxes
i-ash. .'..- 4,452.424.01
Other assets 73.944.68
as will bo
Capital stock paid In 112.027.240.00
Surplus fund 2.115.977.27
Undivided profits 2,750,566.55
Dividends unpaid 14,717.74
General deposits 73,283.626.75
Notes and bills redlscounted 36.038.55
Bills payable 364,217.81
Death of Mrs! Barton.
Mrs. S. R. Barton, wife of the state
auditor, died at her home in Lincoln.
She had been cenfined to her bed but
a short time and death came with a
suddenness that found the family en
tirely unprepared. The remains were
taken to Aurora, her former home, for
Interment Mrs. Barton had not en
joyed good health for several years,
but her troubles were not considered
dangerous. A complication of long
standing ailment in virulent form re
sulted in her final illness and death.
Thanks to the Guard.
Adjutant General Hartigan has is
sued a statement thanking the mem
bers of the National Guard on behalf
of the governor "and himself for ef
forts put forth to improve the service.
Little Statehood Action
Washington. Statehood legislation
at the present session of congress will
not go beyond giving authority to the
people of New Mexico and Arizona to
hold constitutional conventions and
provide the means for such conven
tions if the wishes of leading members
of congress dictate the policy. This
program is in harmony with the mes
sage of President Taft.
George P. Sheldon' Dead.
Greenwich. Conn. George Preston
Sheldon, the deposed president of the
Phoenix Fire Insurance company of
Brooklyn, under indictment for grand
larceny in connection with financial
Irregularities in the company, died here.
For Oil and Gas.
The Producers' Consolidated Oil
company of Lincoln has filed articles
of incorporation with the secretary of
state. The company proposes to drill
for 'oil and gas and reserves the right
to conduct light and gas plants, carry
passengers and freight and, do many
other things on an authorized capital
stock of $500,000. x
Married on Death Bed.
Brussels. The Twentieth Century
a government organ, quotes "authori
tative person" confirming the relig
ious marriage of King Leopold on his
death bed. It also states that Baroness
Vaughan received holy communion.
Exhibit Comes to Lincoln.
The government good roads exhibit,
which attracted considerable attention
during the national good roads con
vention at Topeka, will be transferred
to Lincoln to be used during the state
convention during the week of Janu
ary 17. Representative Maguire went
to the agricultural department and re
quested Secretary Wilson to send the
exhibit to his home city. The secre
tary promptly sent telegraphic orders
in compliance with Mr. Maguire's re
Zelaya Leaves the Country.
Managua. Jose Santos Zelaya, the
expresident of Nicaragua, has taken
himself out of the country and is
now about the Mexican gunboat Gen
eral Guerrero, bound for Salina Cruz.
Park as a Christmas Present.
Colorado Springs, Colorado When
Colorado Springs awoke Saturday
morning it found in its stocking the
biggest Christmas gift in the history
of the city the famed Garden of the
Gods, presented by the late Charles
Work of Normal Board. .
Luther P. Ludden has issued a
statement to the towns which want
the new normal school In the north
west, asking them to have definite
propositions ready for the committee
when they arrive.
Thompson Not Candidate.
. Attorney General Thompson said be
was not a candidate for district at
torney of the federaI"court at Omaha,
had not been and would not be, and
had, so informed Senator Brown.
The two-year-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Martin of Stratton, which
was burned from drinking lye is dead.
The Nebraska teachers' annual
meeting will again be held in Lincoln
in 1910. Omaha made a bid for the
gathering, but was not successful.
Prof. J. A. Dimmick, principal of
the schools at Sterling, sent 22
caliber rifle bullet into his right tem
ple at his home.
Chauncey Graham, a young man,
who was accidentally shot at his home
near Arnold, passed away' after hover
ing between life and death for over
The large farm house of Miss Hat
tie Summers, six miles west of Beat
rice, caught fire, but the neighbors
succeeded in extinguishing the flames
before much damage resulted.
Members of the Nebraska Millers'
Protective association oi Nebraska
held a banquet at the New Palmer
house in Grand Island. Phil Glade of
Grand Island acted as toastmaster.
Arthur Naslund has been elected
second lieutenant of Company E, Se
cond regiment, located at Holdrege.
The election was approved by Adju
tant General Hartigan.'
A box car occupied by a number of
Italian laborers was partially burned
in the Burlington yards at Beatrice.
Dito Ladlna was seriously burned and
may not recover.
It is said on good authority that the
Burlington contemplates building an
elegant depot in Wymore next sum
mer, ine location has been pur
chased. Dean Stewart was a former Crete
man and a graduate of Doane college,
who fell dead on the streets of Oga-I
lalla recently. The cause was said to'
be due to heart disease. The remains
were buried at Crete.
Fire at Bradshaw, the first station
west of York;, destroyed one of the
grain elevators, together with about
5,000 bushels of grain. The elevator
belonged to.the T. B. Hord Grain com
pany of Central City.
Frank Gaul, Wed twenty, made an
attempt to commit suicide by shoot
ing himself with a revolver at the
farm home of Ernest Watson In Saun
ders county, where he was employed.
The bullet entered his right breast
and he will probably die.
Station Railway Agent S. Stine of
me iMonnwesiern, wnue unloading a
piano from a car at Thayer, met with
a painful and, what for a time ap
peared to be serious accident. The
heavy piano slipped and fell on Mr.
Stine, injuring his leg and foot
Ernest E. Stout, sentenced at Grand
Island to nine years' imprisonment in
the penitentiary, will be taken to Lin
coln in afew days. He is arranging
his affairs so that his wife and child
will in the meantime be provided for.
W. Godfrey, who resides near Syra
cuse fell from his wagon while load
ing and was so badly injured that he
could not help himself and when
found was nearly frozen to death. He
is 77 years of age and his recovery
It Is stated upon good authority that
the Union Pacific Railroad company
intends making some improvements
at Callaway, work to commence in the
near future. A water supply system
will be installed, the present one be
ting inadequate to supply the demand
Orders were received by Postmaster
Cook of Blair to raise the rental of
'postofflce boxes from 45 cents, 60
.cents and $1 to 60 cents, 75 cents, $1
land $1.50, to go into effect January 1.
A vigorous protest is being made by
jthe business men and citizens of Blair
and many will give up their boxes.
: During a short session of the dis
Strict court at Aurora, Judge Dungan
rendered a decision in the case of
Hamilton county against the Aurora
National bank, holding that the county
recover interest at the rate of 2 per
"I found a purse this sBornimg."
"Did yon return It?"
"No. The owner might have offered
me a reward, and it would have
wounded my pride."
SKIN HUMOR 25 YEARS
"Catlcura did wonders for me. For
twenty-five years I suffered agony
from a terrible humor, completely cov
ering my head, neck and shoulders, so
even to my wife. I became an object
of dread. At large expense I consult
ed the most able doctors far and near.
Their treatment was of no avail, nor
was that of the Hospital, during
six months efforts. I suffered on
and concluded there was no help for
me this "side of the grave. Then I
heard of seme one who had been cured
by Cutlcura Remedies and thought
that a trial could do no harm. In a
surprisingly short time I was com
pletely cured. S.,P.' Keyes, 147 Con
gress St, Boston, Mass., Oct 12. '09."
Hay Wytcsk overcome,
my UftrdMsty dispensed WftK
nm&tm vtorvfrnti. oretoassist
fct"fcisf rts f i!tAsji ft flfflsiss,
jgtP WTMX. IZAOms.
Face Covered with. Pimples
1 congratulate Cutlcura upon my
speedy recovery from pimples which
covered my face. I used Cutlcura Soap,
Ointment and Resolvent for ten days
and my face cleared and I am perfect
ly well. I had tried doctors for ser
eral month bat got noresults. Wm.J.
Sailier. 1614 Susquehanna Ave., Phila
delphia, Mayl, 1909."
Story of a Moving Pumpkin.
, A pumpkin was seen to walk across
the field by Mrs. Samuel H. Hight of
Skowegan recently. When she saw
it she thought her eyes were deceiv
ing her, but she soon perceived that
the pumpkin moved a little way,
stopped and then turned in another
direction. She watched this object for
some time and told one of her neigh
bors. The mystery was solved, but
the two women did not dare to go
nearer the moving vegetable, but
called a man'-vho knocked the pump
kin over and found a polecat. The
skunk had crawled, under the pumpkin
and stuck his head into a hole in it
and was unable .to extricate himself
from it and had walked off as best he
could with the pumpkin on his back.
A Sale, a Sale!
The little old English flower wom
an came Into the wine merchant's and
brought her flowers to the table. A
strange guest of the wine merchant's
bought a bunch of them for the two
women who dined there.
"Did you see what she made him
pay for those flowers?" whispered
one of them to the other. "Fifty
Tm.glad of it," the other whispered
back. "I've been living in this neigh
borhood for three years and it's the
first time I ever saw anybody buy a
single bunch of those flowers of hers."
New York Press.
Two of a Kind.
Mrs. Boggs I hate to have a man
always complaining about some little
thing. Now, my husband is continu
ally harping on the lace curtains.
Mrs. Woggs Yes, and my husband
has been kicking on our front door
every morning at three o'clock for the
last 20 years. Puck.
A Whisper cf Hope.
Knicker Several thousand
waist makers are on strike.
Henpekt Do you suppose 15 would
do any good for the shirt waist buC
toners to strike?
TO CCRK A COLD IN ONE TAX
Takf LAX&TIVK ISKOMO Qainlne Tablrtc
Drunlstsrrfand money If It falls to enre. K. W
UKUVKS signature is on each box. 2Sc.
Most of the birds and mammals have
the fear of man in their hearts, and
are difficult to approach, but others
show no great concern. The Alaskan
jays, for Instance, are devoted camp
followers. "They proved useful as
scavengers," says Mr. Osgood, "and
cooked oatmeal seemed to attract
them even more than raw meat They
many times hopped about the campfire,
or perched on the tent poles and
ropes. Their harsh chattering was
not always pleasant, but was some
what atoned for by their less fre
quent soft whistle and their pert and
confident ways, so on the whole their
presence was welcomed."
Some people's morals are like their
best clothes only worn on extraordin
Rough on Rats in Out Buildings.
In setting Rough on Rats in out build
ings after mixing it well with any food de
cided upon, separate into small bits. place on
several pieces of boards, and jiut these here
and there under the floors. Close up all
openings large enough for Dogs, Cats or
Chickens to enter, but leave some small
openings for Rats to get in and out. One
25c. box of Rough on Rats, being all
poison, will make enough mixture to cleat
ont in one or two nights settings, hundreds
of Rats and Mice. 15c., 25c.. "5c.. at
Druggists. E. S. Wells, Jersey City, N. J.
"Is it so, that you used to call regu
larly on that girl?"
"Yes; she always sang a song tome
that I loved."
"Why didn't you marry her?"
"I found I could buy the sons for
50 cents." The Circle.
If you wish to be
A delightful food made
from wheat and flax na
ture's own remedy.
Ask your grocer
ft CtrtaMy Kmw t
Body Taken to Aurora.
Funeral services were held over the
remains of Mrs. S. R. Barton, de
ceased wife of Auditor Barton, at the
family residence. The remains were
taken to "Aurora for interment.
Ex-Governor Mickey Very Sick.
Osceola, Neb. Ex-Governor J. H.
Mickeyf who has been confined to his
bed here for the last month, has little
chance of recovery, according to the
reports from his bedside. He Is very
much weakened and his death may
occur at any moment
Peace Without Policemen.
Lincoln. Acting Chief of Police
James Malone gave his men a holiday
Saturday and not a single policeman
reported for duty during the merry
Christmas day. They were not needed.
Governor Holds Back.
"I have not yet decided what to do
about calling the legislature together
in special session," said Governor Shal
Ienberger. "I am still considering the
matter." It is the belief of many who
have talked to the governor that the
proposed income tax amendment will
be bitterly fought whenever it is
brought before the legislature. While
he is saying little, the governor gives
out the impression that he personally
sees no reason for the extra session at
this time, and it Is probable that none
will be called.
Seminole limited, from Chi
cago to Florida, over the Illinois Cen
tral of Georgia roads, was wrecked at
Weems, Ala. The chair car, the din
Ins car and one sleeper were over
turned. No one was UJured severely.
Riot In a Church.
. Washington, Ind. In a riot in the
First General Baptist church late Sat
urday night Willis, Ellis and Ed Her
ron were cut on the head by thrown
bricks, and the Oliver chape was
badly cut up, while many women and
children, who used the windows to
escape, were injured. The three in
jured men were not expected to live.
Four policemen were sent to quiet the
rioters, but the officers were disarmed.
The women, in order to protect their
children, threw them through .the
Profit In Hogs.
A Lancaster county farmer during
the past week sold May pigs that aver
aged a shade less than 200 pounds
each for $7.75, each netting him about
$15. He declares these hogs cost him'
pot to exceed five or six bushels of
corn apiece, aside from the alfalfa
feed. They were brought up on al
falfa until near the marketing period.
Now he is wondering why more people
do not raise hogs and why, with the
cholera serum so nearly perfected,
that more people do not get rich at
cent on county money deposited in
the bank and 7 per cent on each quar
jterly payment from the end of each
, Items published last week of events
'printed in the York Republican thirty
years ago mentions the Tribune, pub
lished by Frank Wellman, brother of
jWalter Wellman, the noted traveler
'and writer, went south and later be
came editor of the Sutton Times,
founded by his brother, Walter Well
man, In 1873. Walter Wellman at
that time was but 14 years of age and,
in -addition to being editor and pub
lisher, he had learned the printer's
trade and was able to do most of the
mechanical work on his paper.
The York County Medical associa
tion gave a farewell dinner to Dr. and
Mrs. A. R. Allen of Bradshaw, who
leave in a few days for Colorado,
where they will make their .ome.
The dinner was attended by nearly all
the physicians of the county and was
The Central Granaries' company's
elevator at Rockford, Gage county,
was 'destroyed by fire. The fire is
supposed to have been caused by
sparks from a passing engine. The
elevator contained 3,500 bushels o!
.oats, 800 bushels of corn and some
wheat which were consumed.
R. N. Huston, one of the pioneer
residents of Richardson county, died
as the result of the shock sustained
when he fell on the ice. fracturing
severely the bones of his hip.
Secretary of State Junkin and Land
Commissioner Cowes returned from
Norfolk, where they investigated the
condition of the buildings being con
structed there for the state. The
women's hospital, the men's cottage
and the store room will be completed,
said the secretary, within the next
ten days or" two weeks- in so far as
the plastering and rough work is concerned.
Always at It
Mrs. Benbam Woman's
Benham That's' so; even after she
is married she is trying to make men
fall in love with her.
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