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THE OMAHA DAILY TJEE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1903.
PLANS FOR MODERN ASYLUM
Institution at Norfo k t Be Kabul' t on th.
STATE BANKS MAKt A GOOD SHOWING
ReappraUesneat el School Llt El
petted te Bring; a Large Amoiit
of Montr late the School
Fa ad. '
Other real estate I74.C61 62
urrent expenses and tames paid kJt.utf 44
rrmlum on United State and
other bnnda and securities 4,861 17
Caen Itema not to be Included
In fwtlmaMns rMTVi 1 86.423 H
Cash .4t3.7iH k
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, July, 14. tSpeclal.)-The con
struction of a modern1 'asylum along llnea
laid down by the leading allenlste af beat
adapted for the treatment of Insane pa
tients, la assured for the hospital at Nor
folk, the reconstruction of which was or
dered by the last session of the legislature.
The appropriation being limited to $100,000
will not permit the full fruition of the
Ideas outlined by the State Board of Public
.Lands and Bulldlnas. but the merits of
the system. It Is believed, wi:i be so ap
parent that future legislatures will readily
grant the necessary funds.
The Idea agreed on by the state board
provides for the adoption of the cottage
plan at Norfolk, Instead of the old sys
tem of housing the patients In one large
prison-like building In vogue at present at
the Lincoln and Hastings jsylums and at
the Norfolk asylum before Its destruction
by lre early last year. The cottage plan
is coming Into strong publlo favor In some
of the eastern states, although Its adoption
for the Norfolk Institution will give Ne
braska the first of Its kind In the west.
The asylum at Log an sport,' Ind., Is held up
as a model Institution, and there the cot
tags plan is In successful operation. Two
story fireproof cottages are erected around
a central administration building, the pa
tients being divided Into Squads, each liv
ing In one of the cottages and in charge of
an attendant More sunshine, better air
and Improved mental conditions due to the
seclusion that naturally results are af
forded under the cottage system, and pa
tients show so- much better progress that
the comparison .Is said to be largely in
favor of the new plan. Heat and light are
easy of distribution, while the patients
dins In the central building under the same
' general arrangement as at present exists,
The board. In pursuance of Its decision
to Inaugurate the new system, has decided
to dispatch flute Architect Tyler and one
of Its own members for a tour of eastern
insane hospitals where the cottage plan Is
In vogue, with a view to making use of the
best ideas In the construction of the Nor
Dr. J.'L. Greene, superintendent of the
Lincoln hospital, has been largely instru
mental In convincing the board of the
merits of the cottage system, and his advice
has been freely given.' Dr. Kern of the
Hastings asylum has also advised the
board as to advantages of the new system
and recommended Its sdoptlon at Norfolk
Mors Cash for State School Paad.
A formidable Increase in the cash secured
by the stats from the leasing of Its school
lands Is promised as a result of the reap
pralsement of lands authorised by the legla
laturs. at Its late session and which
about to begin under the 'direction of Land
Commissioner Follmer. The state is the
owner of many hundreds of thousands of
acres of lands, which were set aside when
the stats was first organised for, the benefit
of the schools. These lands ais leased
under the supervision of the land commla
sloner, the rental value to amount to ( per
cent of the valuation fixed by th various
county boards. The last , reappr Usement
was In 1188, fifteen years ago, slnje which
time the values of these lands have largely
Increased, although , most of the property
Is still being leased on the old valuation
It was to remedy this situation, which was
depriving the state school fund of a large
amount of money, that Land Commissioner
Follmer urged the legislature at its recent
v sitting to authorise a reappralsement. The
bill passed, as suggested by the commis
sioner, but the appropriation to carry on
ths work was for only 113,000. This amount
Is scarcely sufficient to cover the expense of
appraising half of the lands. As a conse
quenoe Land Commissioner Follmer haa
decided to reappraise the lands In the east
ern counties, where farm property has
shown a greater increase tn the last few
years than is general throughout the state.
This will yield a greater return for the
school fund than If ths reappralsement was
mads haphasard, regardless of values or
ths geography of the situation.
tLand Commissioner Follmer'e deputy,
Mr. Eaton, left Lincoln tonight for Howard
county, wSere he will confer with the com
missioners there on the reappralsement
subject, and then work Ms way east at intervals.
Total . ,ftSJ,717 8
Capital stock paid In $ 7.976.2S0 w
Surplus fund l.eu.hhl Itli
undivided pronts . w
Dividends unpaid U,oU 18
subject to check.. 8Zl.5Ra.331 Oo
of deposit 4.46J.J71 46
Time certificates of
deposit 10.270.037 01
Due to banks and
bankers 686.407 7 n.3S6.H 3t
Notes and bills redlscounted W346 36
Bills payable 102.941 48
Is Coaatiea Still Shy.
Six - dilatory county clerks had not yet
reported to the auditor at noon today.
Bookkeeper Bennett summed up' the
returns already reoelved and mads the fol
"If th six remaining counties that hava
failed to. report have no Increase or . de
crease in their 'valuations compared with
last year, the total Increase In the stats
will be over 17,000,000."
It Is predicted that the Board of Equali
sation will hava a session next week. At
ths auditor's offlce it was said this morn
ing -that there is considerable likelihood
that many counties which forgot to raise
their valuations will bs called upon to pay
tne run seven mills 'for state purposes.
conax county won the banner for In
creased valuation today. Last year that
., county returned Its improved land at $4 83
an acre, while this year the general nver
age per acre of cultivated and uncultlva
ted land Is tS.85, representing nearly one.
fifth Increase in land valuation. This year
the pasturs land Is returned at 1812. The
total valuation of the county has Increased
from $1,017,190 last year to 12,106,635 for ths
present year, a net Increase of 1:88,431 or
about one-seventh over last year's value
Saunders county reports Its land at 14.14
an acre on ths average, an Increase of 18
cents over last .year. The total for valu
atlon. the county Increaaed from 13, 493,60166
last year to 13.687,753.17, a net gain of 1194,
143.41. or about one-eighteenth. The six
counties that have yet to be heard from
are Custer, Boyd, Holt, Howard and
Beaklasr Caadltloas Iatprave'.
Secretary Koyce of the stats banking
board, has Issued his quarterly abstract.
showing the condition of Nebraska banks
at the close of business, June last This
abstract la "mads up from tabulation of the
reports from the 491 state, private and
savings banks In operation on that date,
and contains a gratifying comparison with
ths condttion of Nebraska banks at the
cjoae of ths corresponding quarter last
, Aar and with that of the close of the last
. Preoeulng quarter. It shows that the de
Poslls have Increased during the past three
months 1288.S24.47, and during the year 13..
IS5.621.ffl. Bankers will And eomlderjble
reason for congratulation in the following
Loans and discounts
secured by real
estate 1 4.049.030 80
QMier loans and dis
counts .042,77 14-ttJ.091.TC7 (4
f Overdrafts 1 8&.064 M
1 bonds, stocks, securities, Judg-
1 menu, claims, etc.... 68S.578 09
VPue from national, state and
private banks and bankers 10,641. tot 11
Banking buuM, furniture and
fixtures 1.410,061 It
Total 148,689.717 89
Compared with the statement of June 8.
1902, when the banks held deposits of 13S,
069,628.03 and a reserve of $13,746,865.88. or
39 per cent, this statement shows:
Deposits Increased 12.125,621 82
Loans increased l.o64,7ti2 78
Capital Increased 466,100 0U
Number of banks Increased.......
Reserve decreased iW
Compared with ths statement of March
18. 1903: I
Deposits Increased 1238,524 47
Loans decreased 693.7U 80
Reserve Increased 1
Number of banks Increased 8
Amount of capital Increased 83,800 00
Banits now hold a reserve of 14 1-7 of
Capitol Bnlldlag Settling:. .
Land Commissioner Follmer conducted an
Investigation of the safety of the state
house walls this afternoon, ths Inspection
being made In considerable detail by State
Architect Tyler. Down. In the basement
workmen had noticed that one of the brick
archways over a, dooY In one of the thick
stone walls under the office of the super
lntendent of publlo Instruction has been
cracking of late, and cracking badly, so
that a dosen or more of ths bricks have
broken squarely In two. An Investigation
of the entire southeast corner of the build
Ing disclosed to Architect Tyler that ths
south wall near 'the west end. of the build
tng had nettled fully four and a hilf
Inches since It was built It was Impossible
to tell without a more Intricate examination
Just how much of this settling has been
done during the wet weather this summer.
The land commissioner also directed his
attention to large cracks in ths walls in
various portions of the building, notably
Just at the point where the dome rests
upon the big stone piers. There some
Assures ars found large enough for one to
Insert his finger, running from floor to
celling of some of the floors surrounding
ths upper parts of the masonry.
The apprehensions of Mr. Follmer were
somewhat quieted x when Mr. Tyler found
that these fissures 'were caused by ths Ir
regular settling of ths big stons piers upon
which the foundations of the dome lest.
and still more so when the state house
carpenter assured him that they were not
any mors pronounced than they were sev
eral years ago. It took an hour to make
the Inspection, and considerable climbing
around among the dark recesses of the
superstructure, and every now and then a
big fissure was found in ths stons walls an 1
the brick walls anchored to them, which
the carpenter declared old ones, some of
them having been there since 1889.
After ths Inspection had been completed
ths consensus of opinion appeared to be
that the state house will stand at least
until Lee Herdman shall have complete!
his term as clerk of ths supreme court, and
probably then some. At least the architect
declared that there Is no danger,, a condi
tion concerning which Mr. Follmer was not
at all satisfied before ths clamber through
ths building. -
Irving P. Baxter has filed a certificate of
his expenses as a candidate) tor ths nomina
tion for district judge in Douglas county.
It foots up 184.46.
J. W. Elwood, Paul F. Qreve and R. H.
Smith have Incorporated the Northwestern
School of Taxidermy, located at Omaha,
with an authorised capital of 110,000.
Kras-Jorgenseas for Natloaal Qaard.
Adjutant General Culver of the Nebras
ka National Guard has been advised by the
army authorities at Washington that the
militiamen of the state, after a reoent in
spection by regular army officers, have
passed muster and ars now enrolled as an
adjunct to ths military arms of the na
Uonal government in accordance with the
provisions of the Dick bill. Hereafter the
Nebraska militiamen will be subject to
ths orders of the president as commander-
in-chief of the army and to whom ths
governor, heretofore the controlling au
thority ot the guard, must now look in all
matters In times of conflict, concerning
the conduct of the militia. '
The adjutant general has been advised
that the war department will shortly for
ward 1,500 Krag-Jorgensen rifles for at
tribution among the different companies
of the Nebraska guard. The new uniforms
and other equipment in vogue in ths reg
ular army will corns as soon av ths de.
pattment has it on hand.
Flood Damage Leads te Salt.
Morton R. Sharp has asked ths county
court to help him recover a matter of H,0C0
from ths Wabash Railway company for
goods lost In the big flood at Kansas City,
Hs alleges that on May 19 last he turned
household goods over to ths company st
Lafayette, Ind., to be carried by it to
Lincoln, Neb., for which he paid the oom-
pany 154, but that by reason of unneces
sary ana unwirreniea mey were
caught In the flood at Kansas City and
damaged by mud and water so that they
are practically worthies, and were not
delivered to him until June 19.
Flans ef Labor Commlaaleaer,
The success which has attended the op
erations ot ths stats department of labor
In getting men for the harvest fields has
encouraged Commissioner Bush to believe
that there Is a still wider field for the bu
reau In the matter of bringing employers
and laborers togehter. Next year he will
establish branch offices In Omaha and pos.
albly Grand Island to take care of appll
cants and fill the demands of farmers for
labor. During the laai lew years ins aa
partment has gradually begun to take an
Interest in the employment oureau worx,
but not until this year has It scored any
notable , success. Last night Chief Clerk
Despatn'of ths bureau sent out a bunch of
twenty-two men and this morning another
lot was shipped to the grain fields.
The demand for men has not yet ceased
and the reports received at the labor bu
reau Indicate, according to Mr. Bush, that
the wheat conditions are tns best sver
seen In the stats.
10 Prove His Mental Balance.
Hearing ot testimony was still In progress
this afternoon in the suit wboreln Thomas
Walton seeks to ce given control or nis es
tate and to be relieved ot -tne guardian ap
pointed for him tnd his property. During
the morning ths depositions of the Council
Bluffs acquaintances of Walton were read
Dr. Hay, assistant superintendent of the
Lincoln hospital, was on ths sUnd this
morning. His testimony was to ths effect
that Walton was not a victim of orgeulo
disease, and that at ths time hs was at the
asylum it was looked upon as a sort of
chronto aliment that might bs removed
after a considerable period. His testimony
was substantially ths same as that of Dr.
Greene, and showed that Walton had never
been discharged from the hospital an cured.
Attorney Hose, who appears for Walton,
put his client on the stand during ths
morning chiefly for the purpose of svldenc
Ing to .the -court his mental condition, with
seemingly good results.
Ths testimony of both of ths hospital
physicians relates! to Walton's mental con
dition as partially superinduced by ths use
of liquor, from which It Is claimed hs has
for some time past sbstalned.
Aa lajastlce to Jarige Baraes.
Democrstlo and populist papers have
been trying to make It appear that ths In
dorsement of Judge Harnee for supreme
court Judge by the Lancaster county re
publicans In their convention held hers a
tew weeks ago, was part of a program
emanating from railroad politicians and
that the order for this action was sent out
from railroad headquarters, as a result the
friends of Judge Barnes hers who havs
been claiming credit for the Indorsement
feel that they are left In a false light aa
well as Judgo Barnes. To correct the mis
statements In circulation some of them,
and they are the ablest men at the bar,
have addressed the following letters to The
LINCOLN. Julv 14.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: So much has been said bv IrresDon-
sible persons with reference, to the recent
Indorsement of Judge Barnes' by the repub
lican convention ot Lancaster county mat
we think It proper to state the real facts,
as known to every lawyer In the convention.
The Indorsement of Judre Barnes was
solely the work of the lawyers. No other
innuence or any kind was exerted to bring
It about nor were any but lawyers con
cerned or consulted In bringing It about.
There was no candidate from this county,
and as Judge Barnes had become well and
lavoraoiy known to the lawyers ot tne
county from his work on the supreme court
commission, and had acquired the full con-
noence and reanect or tne bar. mere was a
general feeling among the lawyers that he
was the man for the place and that so long
as no oiner candidate had been announced
he ought to receive their support. Accord
ingly, they worked the matter up among
themselves, presented It to the convention
and, as they were unjted among themselves,
linu iiu uuiUTuiiy in pM sunning tne ijincu
In the convention to adopt their view.
t . M. 'J IKKKLL,
A. W. FIELD, 1
T. C. MUNGER,
GEORGE A. ADAMS.
J. B. STRODE.
LINCOLN. July 14.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: I understand that some question has
arisen as to the motive of the Indorsement
of Judge Barnes by the republican conven
tion of Lancaster county; whether it was
done by the lawyers or the politicians. I
mav be accused of beina- a politician, and
therefore disqualified to Judge, but the facts
are that most ot tne lawyers or our county
are well acquainted with Judge Barnes and
hold him in high esteem as a lawyer: and
there being no candidate from our county It
seemed to the members of the bar In our
convention, and In the city generally, that
to Indorse Judge Barnes would very largely
help to nominate a man well qualified for
the place, and also make the convention
harmonious. His Indorsement was for those
reasons only. PAUL F. CLARK.
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Jam Into the city, thugs and suspicious
looking characters are beginning to drop
in on pretty nearly every train and the
officers ars expecting a crowd of them.
Every, preparation possible is being made
In advance and enough special police will
be put on the force to cover the ground
Mrs. John Winters Killed and Her
Husband Fatally Injnred
PAPILLION. Neb., July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Passenger train No. 1 on the B. &
M. this afternoon struck a light wagon In
which John Winters and wife of Papilllon
were returning from South Omaha and de
molished it completely. The horses escaped
uninjured, but the two occupants qf the
wagon were caught on the pilot of the en
gine and carried until the train was brought
to a standstill, some 200 yards from where
the accident occurred. Mrs. Winters was
taken front the pilot In a dying condition
and removed to an adjacent farm house,
where she died not long after. Winters
was not much Injured.
Attached to the train was the private car
of General Manager G. M. Holdrege, and
besides Mr. Holdrege there were on board
Vice President Howard Elliott and other
high officials of the road. A delay of about
fifteen minutes to the train resulted. The
accident happened In a deep cut, where the
road crosses the track.
PREPARING" FOR C0NYEHTI0N
Exeeattve Committee of Repnblloan
Committee In Session at
(From a Staff Correspondent) -
LINCOLN, July 14. (Special Telegram.)
Four of ths six members of the executive
committee of the republican state commit
tee and the chairman met here this even
Ing to arrange for ths coming state conven
tion. In connection with the position of
temporary chairman the names of E. J.
Cornish of Omaha and Charles H. Sloane
of Geneva were mentioned. After some
debate the committee decided to accept
Mr. Sloane for the place. A, B. Allen will
be temporary secretary.
' Increasing- Yard Facilities.
FREMONT, Neb.. July 14. (Special.)
From all Indications ths Northwestern
road will in the near future greatly In
crease Its terminal facilities at this place,
The trackage Is being Increased toward
the east and a large turntable of the
latest construction put In, besides Such
changes as are made necessary by the
new union depot. The yard tracks are to
be ballasted with Iowa gravel, ths same as
ths line between Fremont and Missouri
Valley. The foundation and basement of
the union depot Is nearly all in and soma
material on hand for the walls of the
building. Contracts havs been let to
Fremont firm for ths heating and plumb'
CUSTER REPUBLICAN TICKET
New Office of Connty Assessor Appears
to Be Somewhat in
BROKEN BOW, Neb., July 14. (Special
Telegram.) The republican county con
vention was held in this city yesterday.
Senator Currle was chosen chairman. Con
gressman E. J. Burkett of Lincoln was
present and addressed the convention In
the afternoon. His speech was able and
highly appreciated. A spirited time was
had over ths nominations of clerk of the
district court and assessor. Strong . reso
lutions were adopted endorsing ths ad
ministration of President Roosevelt, ths
stats administration and the revenue law
passed by the recent state legislature. A
resolution was paused In favor of - good
roads, recommending the law be amended
making the county Instead of ths town
ship bear the burden of damages on new
roads. Resolutions strongly endorsing
Charles L. Gutterson.' the nresent Incum
bent, for renomlnatlon for Judge ot the
twelfth Judicial district were unanimously
adopted. Delegates were elected to the
state and Judicial conventions.
The nominees for county offices are: J.
A. Armour, county Judge; W. A. George,
treasurer; George W. Dewey, clerk; George
B. MoNalr, clerk qf district oourt: J. O.
W. Lewis, superintendent of schools; F. E.
Van Antwerp, eurveyorJ'Dr. Morrow, coro
ner; Jules Haumont, assessor.
Caster Editors Fraternise.
BROKEN BOW. Neb.A July 14.-Sieclal
Telegram.) At the annual meeting of Cus
ter County Editorial , association Tom
Wright of Ansley was elected president, C.
W. Beal of Broken Bow, vice president D,
M. Amsberry of Broken Bow secretary.
treasurer, F. W. Conley of Calloway and
E. R. Purcell of Broken Bow auditors. The
last year has been one of Increased busi
ness for the members of the association and
It starts In on the third year of its. exist
ence fully satisfied with results and en
couraged to keep up the organisation. Every
newspaper in tne county now belongs to the
Harvest la Tall Blast.
COLUMBUS, Neb.. July 14.-(Speclai.)-Harvest
is In full blast In Platte county.
Rye is of an excellent quality and the
yield will be fully uo to the averare. Wheat
kwlll not be a large yield, but the quality Is
said to be very good. Corn is rapidly
catching up and does not look ma fa r K
tiind as it did a week sgo. Generally speak
ing, crops are looking very good In this
part of the state, with the exception of a
few 111 favored sections where hall or ex
cessive rains havs destroyed.
Hailstorm la Gige Coarty.
BEATRICE, Neb., July 14. (Special.) A
destructive hailstorm passed over a sec
tlon of country about ten miles of this city
Sunday afternoon. On the farm of John
Sparks the corn was cut down and wheat
and oats were practically ruined by being
pounded Into the ground. The Oerlng and
Moses farms suffered a like fate. The
storm was about four miles long and two
miles wide, and after It had passed over
hall covered the ground to a depth of
three Inches. This section was visited by
a severe hallBtorm about a month ago.
York Convention Called.
TORK. Neb.. July 14. (Special.) The
chairman of the republican county oentral
committee, Alfred B. Christian, has called
meeting of ths committeemen at the
court house for Saturday afternoon of this
week. There Is a dearth of candidates for
county positions, which is due to the fact
that the present officials will probably be
renominated for a second term. It looks
at the present time as though the only
contest that will be made Is that for county
assessor. At the committee meeting the
time and place will be decided upon.
Start College Bulldla.
TORK, Neb., July 14. (Special.) The
cornerstone ot the Yt.-k College Conserva
tory of Music was laid today. Ths building
Is going forward at a rapid rats. Fred
Zelg has the brick work, George Fair the
stons work. Joseph Lick furnishes the iron
snd L. Provost does ths work In wood.
Ths structure Is to be (0x36 feet, four
floors, and will be' a splendid addition to
the York college equipments. Ths cost
will be about 1 15.000.
lee Cream Canses Illaess.
STELLA, Neb.. July 14,-(Speclal.)-The
ramiiy of John Morgan, who lives two
miles north of Stella, were all taken down
very sick Sunday night and a physician
summoned, who found the cause to be
some ice cream which they had made and
ate during Sunday. Miss Ollle Bain, from
town, was visiting them that day end she.
with the parents and four children, were
all affected. All recovered, however, with
out any serious results.
Five Cars Wrecked.
FREMONT, Neb., July 14.-(Speclal.)
There was a small wreck yesterday after
noon on ths Northwestern near Arlington,
In which seven cars wers piled up, but no
one hurt The train was a special freight
and the cars, which were near the center
of the train are supposed to have been
thrown off by a defective rail. They wers
loaded with grain, and as two were stove
up, made a bad pile.
KILLED IN WRECK OF HOME
Fatality Aooompanist High Wind In ths
Vioinity of Coiai
SEVERE STORMS VISIT MANY SECTIONS
Hall Beats Oat Craps Hear Tlldea end
Maeh Damage Caaaed hy Wind at
Oiltaer LlghtalagT Is
COZAD, Neb., July It (Special Tele
gram.) A terrible wind and rain storm
visited this section of the country about 1
o'clock last evening. Many barns, wind
mills and outbuildings wers blown down.
The engine room adjoining the Cosad roller
mill was almost demolished and the smoke
stack blown down.
A farm house about eight miles northeast
of town was blown entirely away and all
ths occupants, a Mr. Grlffls, wife, two
children and a hired girl, all seriously
injured. Ths hired man. Bam Henry, was
killed outright ,
A large church nearby, was blown to
atoms. A large section of ths country
north of town was devastated by a ds
strucUvs hail storm, ths full, sxtent of
which cannot yet be ascertained.
Additional reports ot loss on property by
last night's storm have been coming In
all day, although no further loss of life is
reported. A house ten miles northeast or
here was blown down snd Jacob Peterson
quits badly Injured, his arm being broken
and other serious Injuries sustained.
Scarcely a windmill within a radius of
ten miles of town Is standing and a ma
jority of the barn sand outbuildings In the
same territory are destroyed or damaged.
Several houses were unroofed and It seems
almost a miracle mors people were not injured.
Crops Badly Damages.
OXFORD. Neb., July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) A severe wind, hall and electrical
storm, accompanied by a rainfall amount
ing almost to a cloudburst wrought havoc
In Gosper, Furnas and Harlan counties
late last evening. Thousands of acres of
grain, which yesterday promised a yield
of forty bushels per acre, will probably
never be cut. The loss on all crops cov
ering .the storm's path eight miles wide
will range from 16 to 100 per cent Houses
were moved or otherwise damaged, many
weaker buildings destroyed, scores of wind
mills wrecked and trees badly broken.
Thomas Sheffrey's barn was wrecked and
fifteen horses killed outright Fortunately
no lives were lost
GILTNER, Neb., July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) A terrific wind and rainstorm vis
ited this place last night wrecking wind
mills and outbuildings and demolishing the
fronts of Fowler's drug store and Wash
burn's hardware store. During ths storm
the residence of J. A. Wyckoff was struck
by lightning and badly torn up. The fam
ily, who were at the supper table, escaped
injury, however. It was ths worst storm
sver experienced here and was confined al
most alone to this town.
Hall as Bis as Oranges.
NORFOLK, Nsb., Ju!y 14.-(Spec)a!.) Re
ports are coming in to this city from Tlldea
of a terrific hailstorm, whloh has com
pletely destroyed all crops south of that
town through a strip twelve miles wide.
The hailstones were as large as oranges
and could be picked up twenty-four hours
after they had fallen. Roofs of houses
were punctured, limbs of trees broken oft
and windows shattered. Animals in pas
tures still how big a bumps. . Upon their
bruised . and battered bodies where they
wers struck by the heavy stones. A heavy
rain fell' hers all of yesterday afternoon.
The moisture thus far for July, amounts
to very nearly five Inches. Adjacent hall
storms have sent the mercury down.
ST. PAUL, Neb., July 14.- (Speclal.)-A
severe thunderstorm, accompanied by high
winds, passed ovei this city last night
about 6 o'clock. A number of large trees
were blown down, but no heavy damage Is
reported In this Immediate neighborhood.
In the neighboring town of Dannebrog,
about nine miles southwest of here, the
wind was more severe and heavy damages
are reported. C. G. Caldwell had Just
erected a new house, which was levelled to
the ground and his wife severely hurt
The top was also blown oft ths large ele
vator located there. Several barns be
tween here and Dannebrog , are also re
ported down and other damage dene. Dur
ing the holt hour ths storm lasted here
more than an Inch of rain fell.
Heavy Rains at Harvard.
HARVARD. Neb., July 14.-Speclal.)
Saturday afternoon over one Inch of water
fell and another light rain fell Sunday
night Yesterday afternoon over one inch
more of water fell, accompanied by con
siderable wind that has somewhat lodged
the ripening wheat '
ORD, Neb., July 14. (Special.) Accom
panied by an Inch of rain this section of
the Loup valley woe visited by a heavy
windstorm yesterday evening. Considerable
damage Is reported to all small grain crops
tn the vicinity. Many fields ot rye are In
ths shock, but threatening and damp
weather is preventing many farmers from
properly caring for their rye crop.
Heavy Loss Near Stockville.
8TOCKVILLE, Neb., July 14.-(Speclal
to The Bee.) A severe wind and hill
storm passed about- five miles west of
Stockville Saturday afternoon. The storm
trsveled toward the southeast and was
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Farmers' Elevator at Harvard.
HARVARD, Neb., July 14.-(Special.)
The Harvard Co-Operative Grain and Live
Stock company, with about 150 members,
of which 14? are among the best farmers,
has contracted with D. H. Cramer of
Omaha for an elevator to cost a little ovor
!,800, the erection of the building being
now underway, and will be completed as
soon as possible.-
Crete Mill Agaia la Operation.
CRETE, Neb., July 14.-(Speclal.) The
Crete mills havs at last succeeded in stop
ping the waters of the Blue. The mill was
started at full blast last evening, after
having been shut down since May 22. As
the mill is for behind with orders it will
bs run day and night
Bellboy Is Barled.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. July 14.-(Spe-clal.)
The remains of Ben Goodwin, the
bell boy who was killed by falling through
the sky'.lght it ths top of ths Barker hotel
In Omaha laat week, were brought to thla
city over the Burlington and taken to Oak
Hill cemetery, where a short service was
held by Rev. D. A. Youtsy before Interment
Police Loeklne for Creaks.
NORFOLK. Neb., July 14. (Special.)-
Chief of Police Kane Is preparing for a
busy time of It during ths three daya of
Bremen in Norfolk. Already, anticipating
the Immense crowd of people who will
Farmer gaffers Saastroke.
BEATRICE. Neb., July 14. (Special.)
John Van Bosklrk, a prominent farmer re
siding four miles north of this city, suf
fered a stroke ot paralysis and Is not ex
pected to recover.
SHOT CAUSE OF TWO DEATHS
Awfal Tragedy Takes Place at
Farm Honse Kear I'aton,
UNION, Mo., July 14.-Joseph Smith, aged
41 years. Is in Jail here charged with the
murder of his half brother, John Rhodes,
aged M, whom he shot at their home fif
teen miles from Union.
Their aged mother, Mrs. ElUa Rhodes
lying 111 In ths next room, sat up in bed
when she heard the shot and thsn fsll
back, dying instantly.
A GREAT SALE OF
FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING
We must reduce our enormous stock of
these goods at once, llere are prices that do it.
50 dozen heavy percale wrappers, made
with frills and flounces, colors, patterns
of red, blue, black and gray, such a wrap-
per as smaller dealers charge $1 for 49c
Our complete fct'ock of lawn and dimity honse wrnppors,
including ever style ug to f2.50 each, all at 1. 19
The cut has been made in" wash skirts and suits the
prices now are less than the cloth cost.
1.25 skirts at.... 05c 2.50 skirts at. ...90
1.50 skirts at-... 1. 10 3.00 skirts at... 2.25
1.75 skirts at.... ,25 4.50 skirts at... .2.98
2.00 skirts at.... .38 $.00 skirts at ....3.98
2.25 skirts at.... 1.45 7.50 skirts at... 4.95
VASI1 SUITS Two Pieces
1.50 suits at 79c 3.50 suits at.... 2.45
1.50 suits 1 1 A 4.00 suits at.. ..3.25
1.75 suits 1 J 5.00 suits at.... 3.9g
2.00 suits 6.50 suits at.... 4.95
2.50 suits g y 7. SO suits at....5.5Q
3.00 suits at.... .QQ 9.00 suits at.... 6.95
BOYS' WAISTS AND BLOUSES, LITTLE CHIL
DREN'S DRESSES ALL AT ONE-FOURTH OFF THE
There Is money in a visit to our Cloak and Suit Dept.
VGmvrtrfh il.iitarv Aeatiom.- Srur.rVt&fTi
. ...... ... ........... wa..wa Mtddl. Weit. a
Government .uprvl.lon and equipment. Ai mr offloer detailed. 1'r.pam for Unlvrnttlte,
r.nunn.1 AOMfmn r ror cvu. n. iilur .m w. HOC. Ha .Ik. bi'ulH. H.
originating in Gosper county, passed over
this section last night, leaving a path ot
ruin from si to eight miles wide. Build
ings, were damaged, many barns des
troyed and ' numerous windmills .' were
wrecked. N a. lives are reported lost so far.
On the (am ot Thomal Bheffrey, a bsrn
was blown away and fourteen work horses
killed outright A heavy tall of hall aided
In the work of destruction to crops, which
in many cases will be a complete loss.
ARAPAHOE, Neb., July 14. Hall, wind
and rain destroyed thousands of dollars
worth of property, west, south, northwest
and northeast of here. Windmills, barns,
and outhouses were blown down by ths
violence of the wind, and thousands of
acres of ripe grain was pounded In ths
ground by hall.
CUSTI8, Neb., July K Frontier and
Red Willow counties were visited last
night by a tornado. The territory covered
by the wind Is from four to seven miles
Ide. No loss of life haa been reported,
but the domage to cropa Is heavy.
Lake Forest S
(Porm.rlj Utk. Fond Aw4.m,.)
Tlraroash Inetruetloa In all eranebM. Billot for eol. .
Uf. er anmraltj. Bqulpm.al oompiat Pbr.lc.1
trtlnlec; eml. pl.r roui Mltull. nMlthtuI ana -e.Mtsiful.
Th. boum ortm na.r wnl.h 4. bar. .
live en lb. Urf. Bumbar af Huun tuun IndlvU
esl MWntlos. CiUlofii. M 9llction. A4rm
Cam Sleue, aU kulir, Box H, Uk.
POTTER COLLEGE F ZtZZfJzW'
Pupil, from il lUtn, M le.cB.ni. Voaruulc pu-
(II. llmlUd to 100. V.r MlKt. KT.ottiloi of th
lffiMt ordw. Rcomm.a dd br Wading uua ot U.
B. sue lor DMutnui cai.io.u..
R.t. D. r. CABKLla.
Pleased by ItoosTelt'a Meseage.
LONDON, July 14. The American marks
men who competed at Rlsley were much
gratified to receive President Roosevelt's
cable messace conveying; his hearty con
gratulations on their victory In the shooting
lor tne ysima tropny.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Fair la ltorth, Skswers la Saatk Per.
tloas of Middle West
WASHINGTON, July It Forecast;
For Nebraska Fair In north portion,
showers in - south portion Wednesday;
Thursday fair and warmer.
For Iowa Fair 1. 1 north, showers In south
portion Wednesday: Thursday fair.
' For Illinois Fair Wednesday, except
showers In west portion; Thrr.sday showors
In northeant portion; light to fresh north
east winds, becoming southeast.
For Kansas Showers and cooler Wednes-
' 'V. Thursday fair and warmer,
For Montana Fair and warm Wednes
j day; Thursday fair.
about two miles wide Houses, bams and
wind mills were destroyed, and a . large
part of the grain In the track of the storm
was completely ruined. No lives were lost
so far as reported, but several very nar
row escapes. The Walnut Hill school
house,, six miles southwest of here, was
blown away, leaving the floor of the build
ing. The church at Freedom was badly
damaged. It Is Impossible to estimate the
amount of the damage at this time, but It
Is the most damaging storm which has
visited this county In many years.
NORTH LOUP, Neb., July 14. (Special.)
One of the heaviest rainstorms of the
season occurred last evening between i and
6 o'clock. The storm came up from the
northwest and at about 1:10 It was so dark
It was necessary to light lamps to see.
Fortunately there was not a very high
wind and no hall, but more than an Inch of
rain fell In about fifteen minutes.
Llshtalae; Strikes Bank.
AINSWORTH. Neb., July 14.-(3pecial
Telegram.) A heavy rain struck this sec
tion about S o'clock this afternoon, accom
panied by a high wind and some small hall,
though no reports ars received of any
serlois damage in this section yet A tele
phone messags from over In Keys Paha
county says the rain arid hall was some
thing terrific and muat have resulted in
serious damage along ths Niobrara. Just
before the storm lightning struck ths cor
nice of the Bank of Alnaworth, Just above
the heads of several bystanders, badly
stunning and pelting them with falling
brick. Several persons In ths bank got the
benefit of the shock, the lightning coming
dowfi the stovepipe In the president's pri
vate offlce but passing out without doing
Matare Grala Destroyed.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 14. Reports from
last night's storm In central Nebraska
show It to havs been one of the worst of
the summer, the damage to growing crops
being very heavy. A special from Oxford
says that a windstorm of cyclonic fury,
For South Dakota Fair Wednesday and
For Missouri Showers Wednesday and
For Colorado Fair Wednesday,- warmer
in northeast portion; Thursday fair.
nrirTCTE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU
OMAHA, .luly 14. Official record of tern
nprature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the past three
years. , o,- liM.i.M
Maximum temperature... 86 0 101 1
Minimum temperature.... 65 66 80 74
Mean temperature 76 78 SO 2
precipitation 08 .06 00 00
Record of temperature ana precipitation
at Omaha for this day since March L 1J3:
Normal temperature i
rutHrixncv for the day 4
Total excess since March 1 : K
Normal precipitation loincn
Deficiency for the day 07 Inch
Precipitation since Marca l u.wmcnes
Deficiency since March 1 4.66 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1904... .76 Inch 4
Deficiency tor cor. period, 1S01.. . 6.64 Inches
Reports freas Stattsaa at T P. M.
"Whab'd folkses bo now
ef de man dot disklTered
de oyster hadn't stopped
to open do shell 1"
You'll NOT be able to
find out bow much It will
be to our advantage to
take advantage of our re
duced summer prices until
you DO take advantage
of some of 'em. Best of
fabrics best of work
manshipmost stylish cut
cool wearful. And you
save practically of
now at ,
J04-)0i S. Uth St
Nest Door to Wabash Ticket
CONDITION OF THE ? 3 : g f
WEATHER. ; e " B
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: p : B :
: :? I
Omaha, nartly cloudy
Valentine, partly cloudy.....
North Platte, ciouay
Salt Lake City, clear
Rapid City, clear
St. Louis, partly cloudy
Bt. Paul, partly cloudy,
Kanaas City, partly ctoudy
Oalveston, clear .
Writs for prices on Paul's
Qold Seal, Record Inks
Banks) and Banker,
t-lfe and Plre Insurance
Mercantile Houses In Every
City and Town In Amerlea
New styts Quart, pint and half
Paul's Ink Co. ars manufactur
ing a full line of Inks, mucilage
axid paste, and Ink tn bulk.
Plioes quoted en application.
PAUL'S INK CO..
I IS NUU Street. Jersey City, N. J.
I AIlF'X BCiJtTISU'e.NOUH
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH, Fpreoaster.
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