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TUtt OMAHA DAILY 11EE: FKIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1903.
NEBRASKA TO TARE A IIAN'D
Governor latent to Protect Water Supply
in the PUtte Eirer.
HOLT HUNTERS DtfY. CAME WARDEN
Owner Can Be Found ' tor the
Batten, Slaking; Machines Form
erly laed la tit itata
(From a Start Correspondent.)
fNCOL.N, Aug. 13. (Syetial.) Governor
Mickey lotiuy made plain hia Intention to
taka a hand In the litigation now on be
tween Kansas and Colurauu over the right
of the latter to use all the flow ot the
Arkansas before It reaches the former
atate. If Kansas wins he will Instruct the
attorney general to take steps to protect
the Platte river from Colorado greed. Res
idents along the Platte are experiencing
the same distressful conditions from the
diversion of the waters or that river for
Colorado Irrigation enterprises as are those
who live in the Arkansas valley In Kansas.
"I wae up at North natte recently,"
ays Governor Mickey, "and noted that the
Fl&tte river was dry. Ths people up there
told me that It was because the people ot
Colorado higher up the stream had taken
all of the water for Irrigation. When 1 got
out to Ilrusb In that atate I could sea that
that statement was literally true."
Governor Mickey said that he had read
somewhere of a recent decision of some
ubordinate court which held that the
older right Is to prevail without regard to
the location on the stream, so that an old
Irrigation plant In Nebraska can protect
Itself from being deprived of .the use ot
the waters of the IMatte ty a newer one
located In Colorado. He believed, however,
that the federal government Intends to take
hold of the control of the distribution of
Don-navigable waters ana administer the
equities between the atatea where there
are conflicting rights.
The attention of the governor has been
called to tho suggestion of the attorney
general of Colorado to the effect that the
people of that state or those Interested In
Its big Irrigation enterprises, ought to buy
up all prior rights held In Kansas, and ex.
pects to suggest to Attorney General
Prout that steps be taken to warn the peo
ple of this state hot to dispose of any
rights that may be found prior to those ex
ercised In Colorado to agents of that state
or anybody else.
Considerable perplexity exists as to the
probable method to be adopted by the gov
ernment In regulating the respective rights
of the states to the use of non-navigable
streams. The claim advanced by the people
of Kansas would seem to preclude the use
of the Arkansas waters at all In Colorado
for Irrigation. They claim that the natural
flow of the water of that river fertilised
the Arkansas valley, and that they have a
right to have that flow continued. If the
court should sustain that claim, which
prominent men In Colorado seem to deem
painfully likely. It would mean that resi
dents along the Platte are also entitled to
the full natural flow of the stream for the
fertilisation of their lands, and this would
preclude the taking of any water from
the upper river for Irrigation purposes,
whether on a prior or subsequent right.
Whatever the outcome of the pending lit
igation between the Jayh.iwkers and Cen
tennial states over thelt respective water
rights may be, QovernorMIckey Is going to
hold himself prepared to take advantage
of any opportunity It may offer for the
benefit of Nebraska.
Defy the Game Warden.
If reports around the atate house are true
there Is an organised revolt up In Holt
county against the enforcement of the
game laws, led by ,no less distinguished a
personage than M. Y. Harrington, the well
known lawyer and politician. Chief Deputy
Oame Warden Carter has been flatly ad
vised that it Is not going to do him any
good to attempt to enforce the closed sea
son up In that neck of the woods, for the
rebellious ones declare defiantly that they
propose to shoot game Just when they
please and that It will be Impossible to se
cure a conviction upon any attempted
Thla la the assurance that haa been, it is
claimed, conveyed to the deputy game war
den Mr. Harrington, and from former ex
periences with that gentleman and his
clients In efforts to enforce the game laws
the representatives of the state are In
clined to believe that the O'Neill attorney
knows just what he is talking about. It la
claimed that Harrington recently met ex
Warden Slmpklns, and mistaking him for
the present warden. Mr. Carter, warned him
to keep out of Holt county and to avoid
interfering with the people up that way
Who like a little pot ahootlng occasionally
and are not particular as to the season.
"I have eaten cjilckens already this year,"
said Mr. Harrington, referring of course to
prairie chickens and also to the closed sea
son, "and I Intend to keep on doing so
whenever the chance la afforded. We don't
care to ship any out of our county, but we
have plenty up there for our own use, and
we propose to have them without any In
terference on the part of the game warden
I am ready to defend any man you may
have arrested, and I think you will find
that you cannot obtain a conviction."
Warden Carter think that the people of
ris ft good thing to know of food that will add volumes to
one's strength, for the strong can do things and ac
complish work in this world while the weak must stand to
A woman in Toronto writes: "I was in very poor health
a long time and got so weak and run down that I would often
stop at the foot of the stairs and wonder how I could get to
"I beean ustocr Grape-Nuts and in a very short time that
weak, broken-down feeling entirely disappeared, i I
formerly been forced to give cp my breakfasts i
order to eive my stomach a rest, but when I go
hold of Grape-Nuts
food seemed to help
I began to gain in weight and strengtn.
"I repTilarlv use fruit and Grape-Nuts for
breakfast and can work harder and for a longer
time than ever before." Name given Dy
Postum Co., Battle
Holt county are Inclined to Co Just as Mr.
Harrington Is said to have threatened that
they will do. They propose to kep their
own hunting preserves and to brook no in
terference therewith by the state or any
Haaflne; an Owner.
The owner of the forty button-making
machines at the penitentiary can have the
same by calling for them. The board of
public lands and buildings has been trying
to find out his Identity, but so far without
success. The machinery was once the
property of Kasper Bons, but now It Is
hard to discover Just to whom It belongs.
That firm retired from the penitentiary
labor button business about the first of the
year, when all the penitentiary labor was
contracted to the Lee Broom Company.
The button company was Indebted to the
state on old labor contracts In the sum of
about f.i.Ono. but the state settled svlth It
for between aw ana si.nuo.
After the retirement of Warden Pavls I
from the penitentiary he became Interested
In the button concern and sought to compel
the state board by mandamus of the
supreme court to afford him the labor of
some thirty-five convicts to operate the
machinery of the factory, which was repre
sented to be very valuable. The court de
clined to allow the writ and since that
time no one has appeared to be anxious
to carry away the machinery.
Epworth Assembly Closes.
Ths Nebraska Epworth assembly closed
a ten days' session and camp meeting at
the new Epworth park tonight, with a
lecture by Commodore Richard P. Hohson,
of Merrimac fame. At the delegate con
vention the following officer were elected:
President K O. Jones, Lincoln.
Vice President C. I".. Sanderson, Lincoln.
Corresponding Secretary Elmer E. Leah,
Recording Secretary-Miss Gertie King,
Treasurer R. W. Kelley, Nebraska City.
Auditor C. M. Shepherd, Hebron.
Junior League Superintendent Mrs. An
nie H. Woodcock, Aurora.
Missionary Secretary Miss Ethel 81
monds. I'nlverslty Place.
Secretary Christian Cltisenshlp R. A.
The assembly has been a big financial
success a woll as in other ways. The at
tendance was 40 per cent greater thanlast
year. The association haa purchased a
tract of land here and it will be a perma
nent thing in Lincoln.
Hard cm Hall Companies.
In the opinion of the insurance depart
ment of the auditors- offices the hailstorms
that have devastated Nebraska will knock
out four, and possibly five, of the six mu
tual hail Insurance companies doing busi
ness in the state. Within the past month
heavy storms have visited York, Polk,
Seward, Adams, Dawes and contiguous
counties and Inflicted great damage.
Commissioner Pierce Is In receipt of word
from South Dakota that Miller, Randall
and Gilder, who organized and exploited
a hall Insurance company in Omaha sev
eral years ago, which went to piece leav
ing $50,000 unaccounted for, are faring
pretty roughly. Early in the present month
Judge Amldon of Fargo, before whom they
had been tried and convicted ot fraudulent
use of the malls, overruled a motion for a
new .trial and Imposed severe sentence
upon all three of the men named. Miller
and Gilder were fined $1,000 each and sen
tenced to a year each in the penitentiary
at Sioux Falls, and Randall was fined a
like sum and given eight months in prison.
This is probably the first time that they
have been heard from in this state since
they effected their rich elean-up here and
escaped to Kansas, where they started an
other so-called "enterprise."
Rifles (or Guardsmen.
Adjutant General Culver ha received
notice that something ovf 1.200 Improved
Krag-Jorgenson rifle will reach Lincoln
tomorrow. The number ent by . the gov
ernment la based upon the enlisted
strength of the Nebraska National Guard
a shown by the recent inspections by Cap
tains Kreps and Cronln, which do not show
the complete strength of me guards. The
signal corps of the guard had already
been supplied with the new arms, and the
number that will be received tomorrow will
very nearly equip the two reglmenta. The
adjutant general thlnka that there will be
no trouble experienced in securing in
some way gun enough to fully equip the
guard within a short time.
The Boston Investment company ha filed
an amendment to its articles of Incorpora
tion by means of which It Is enabled to
establish a branch office in Omaha, the
main office being in Uncoin. The chief
stockholder in this company Is C. E. Perk
In of the Burlington, and associated with
him are T. E. Calvert, general superintend
ent of that road, and C. J. Ernst, recently
made treasurer of the company. It Is the
recent removal of the latter from thl city
to Omaha that ha prompted the change.
No Trace of Wardlaw.
Wardlaw, the escaped state'a prisoner
who was missed from his bench at the
penitentiary Tuesday evening, haa not yet
been found and Warden Beemer haa about
given up the thought that he may be hidden
lomewhere within the walls. The entire
force of guards ha spent two evening In
peering through the grounds. In the tunnels
for hot air pipes and sewer, under the
floor of the shops, under pile ot broom
corn, into boxes of the machinery and the
many other places in which a man might
hide if given an opportunity. It Is now be
llevd that Wardlaw nailed a four-Inch
strip ot board across the bottom of two
CLIMBED TO TOP
GAVE THE STRENGTH.
I could cat b -akfast, for the
digest other foods, and soon
eight-Inch planks upon which the broom
corn rack rested and rode out upon one
of the wagons. This board was found
nailed upon a wagon which passed out Just
before he was missed and -no one knows
how It got there. Some of the trusties who
came Into the gate Just as the wagon passed
out contend that they saw Wardlaw In the
yards when the wagon had gone, but their
story Is now discredited.
PRESENT CASE OF KEARNEY
Midway City Makes Strong; Showing
(or Lor at Ion of formal
KEARNEY, Neb., Aug. 13.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The State Educational board was
in Kearney yesterday afternoon viewing the
location proposed for the new western
normal school. The party was taken to the
west part of the city and Inspected the
grounds, also the green terrace proposed for
the school, also the power plant and princi
pal school buildings. In the evening a re
ception and banquet was tendered the
board. At the conclusion of the banquet
E. C. Calkins took charge as toastmaster
and Introduced John Dryden, who made an
argument In favor of the school being lo
cated here. Prof. A. O. Thomas, speaking
as an educator, gave some Interesting fig
ures applying to the population within a
radlua of 100 irfles of Kearney. The popu
lation of be state Is 1,006,300; population
within the radius named. 352,811; school
population of the state, 375,310; within the
radius, 120,34; teachers In the state, t.160;
within the radius, 3.4S5.
The claims ot the North Platte section
were demonstrated. Professor Thomas, giv
ing the population of the South Platte sec
tion as 493,659, and the North Platte sec
tion as 672.641. Notwithstanding the larger
population north, the section south ha
eleven state Institutions and the north sec
tion only four. And other figures were
used, all in the same line, showing lncon
testlbly the wisdom and Justice of locating
the new school north of the Platte river.
To this was added a table of distances by
rail from Important points. Sidney, 214
miles; Ord, 104; Columbus, 105; Broken Bow,
123; Aurora, 61; Sutton, C9V4; Red Colud, 81;
Falrbury. 145; Grant, 186. From these
points the highest fare is $6.42, the lowest
II S3, an average of $3.79. Kearney Is reached
from a majority of these points at noon,
starting the same morning, a few at 4 p.
m., and very few at 10:20 p. m., making
nearly all arrivals in daylight. The educa
tional plea was equally strong and was
listened to with close attention by the
members of the board.
President Rogers, Secretary Fowler and
Majors Ludden, Dalzell and Tawney of the
board also made responses suited to the
occasion. The board left for Lexington
after the banquet
LEXINGTON, Nef)., Aug. 13 (Special
Telegram.) The State Board of Education
arrived here last night and today was
taken In charge by the committee of cltl
sens and shown the several proposed sites
for the normal school. There were five In
number, all within a radius of one mile
from the center of the city, the acreage
i varying from twenty acres, the lowest, to
seventy acres, the largest. At 11 o'clock
a lunch was served at the Commercial
hotel, Hon. George B. Darr acting aa toast
master. Responses were made to toasti
by Hon. George C. Glllan and Hon. H. O.
8mlth, the latter being undersecretary of
the State Board of Irrigation, who ex
plained the system of drainage that was
being put In operation In this city. In the
afternoon members of the board were
driven out to Ballinger's sheep ranch and
other places of Interest and on their return
were tendered a reception at Temple hall.
They expressed themselves as 'highly
pleased with Lexington and tts(, surround
ings. They left at 4:30 p. m. for Gothen
Lightning Barns TJarn.
TECUM SEH, Neb., Aug. IS. (Special.)
During the electrical storm here yesterday
the barn on Mrs. Ellen Murphy's farm,
seven miles west of town, wa struck by
lightning. The hired man was in the barn
unharnessing lils team and both horses
were struck and killed. The man was
knocked unconscious, but not Injured. The
barn and contents were burneiv lxss on
barn, $900; Insurance, $500. Loss on con
tents, $400, fully Insured. A school house
In the Warner district was struck and the
chimney demolished. The rainfall here was
1.10 Inches. The Woodmen's picnic at Cook
was postponed until September 1. Hun
dreds of people from ever the county were
caught In the rain at the picnic grounds.
Rain Delays Threshing.
EDGAR, Neb., Aug. 11 (Special.) The
weather is very wet, and wheat in shock
Is being badly damaged and threshing
greatly delayed. The heaviest rainstorm
in the recollection of the oldest citizen oc
curred here yesterday morning from 1:30.
to 9 o'clock, during which time about one
and a half Inches of rain fell, accompanied
by very sharp 'and vivid lightning and
heavy thunder. There has now been nine
and a half Inches of rain since July 5.
Scarlet Fever Closea Schools.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
The German school twelve miles north
east ot this city. In Hanover township, ha
had to be closed on account of the preva
lence of scarlet fever in a malignant form.
EXPRESS SAFE IS ROBBED
One Thoutand Dollars Taken from Office- in
SUPERINTENDENT IS INVESTIGATING
Both th Officials and Employes of
Company Refuse to Talk or
Give Any rartlcnlara of
KEARNEY, Neb., Aug. IS (Special Tele
gramsThe safe of the Pacific Express
compsny, located In the baggage room of
the Union passenger depot at this place,
was looted Tuesday night and a package
containing $1,000 taken. The young man
having charge of the company's Interests
on that night has been suspended from duty
pending an Investigation. No clue that
that would point to the guilt of anyone In
particular has been obtained. Superintend
ent Patterson of Omaha came up Wednes
day night and haa been quietly conducting
an investigation today. When interviewed
he would have nothing to say on the matter
fust her than he did not want it to become
public as It might detract from the chances
of locating the guilty ones. He would
neither deyiy or affirm the matter In any
particular. The employes of the company
absolutely refused to talk about It.
COUNTY TICKETSJN THE FIELD
Frontier and Dakota Connty Repub-
lleans Hold Their Annnal
STOCKVILLE. Neb., Aug. IS. (Special.)
The Frontier county republican conven
tion was held at Stockvllle yesterday.
Twenty-one out of the twenty-six pre
cincts were represented. The following
ticket was nominated: E. D. Brown,
treasurer; E. L. Hall, county clerk; J.
C. Gammlll. clerk of the district court;
Clara L. Dobson, superintendent; I. A.
Adams, sheriff; J. A. Williams, county
judge; H. C. Rogers, surveyor; John Mln-
nick, assessor; Jacob Rice, county com
missioner First Congressional district.
The following delegates were elected to
the Judicial convention: F. C. Schroeder,
N. H. Bogue, J. M. Gammlll, J. A. Wil
liams, J. C. Dinnell, W. H. H. .Dryden,
E. Cedar and L. H. Cheney.
The following delegates were elected to
the state convention: C. E. Correll, A. O.
Williams, H. C. Rogers, E. P. Dunlap,
I. R. Sinclair. L. H. Cheney, M. Waaley,
J. C. Gammlll.
DAKOTA CITY, Neb., Aug. U.-(Spe-clal.)
The republican county convention
for the purpose of selecting delegates to
the state and Judicial conventions was
held In this place today. John Daley
was chairman and T. D. Curtis secre
tary. The following delegates were se
lected: State: C. J. O'Connor, T. D. Curtis, I. T.
Everett, H. O. Dorn, John Daley, f. W.
Haslegrove and R. E. Evans.
Judicial: T. C. Balrd, F. 8. Maeomber,
J. J. Enness, Jamea G. Flynn, R. R. My
ers, Bert Chase and C. II. Maxwell.
C. H. Maxwell was elected chairman and
Melllt Schmidt secretary of the county
central committee for the ensuing year.
GREELEY CENTER, Neb., Aug. 13.
(Special Telegram.) The republican county
conventloh for Oreeley county was held
here yesterday. A resolution was unani
mously passed authorizing Hon. J. R.
I anna of Greeley, who la a candidate for
district Judge, to select his own delegation
to the Judicial convention, to be held at
Ord on September ft. ' The delegates se
lected were: O. W." Scott, W. B. Weekes,
George McAnulty, M, McBeth and R. T.
Samson. Greeley county feels that it Is
entitled to the Judicial nomination this year
and will enthusiastically put the claims ot
Mr. Hanna for nomination. A full ticket
for county officers was placed in nomina
tion. The best of feeling existed and the
party Is confident ot being able to carry
Oreeley county this year for the repub
lican party. F. H. Clough of Greeley was
unanimously chosen by the full convention
for chairman of the county central com
AUBURN, Neb.. Aug. 13.-(Speclal.)-Judge
Stull has selected his delegates to the
judicial convention, to be held at Beatrice
on the 17th Inst., pursuant to a resolution
of the county convention. It has been re
ported that the Judge had decided to with
draw from the race. This Is a mistake.
The Judge's friends are elated over his
chances, and are confident that he will land
the nomination on Monday next. All the
delegates are warm supporters of him
and are as follows: John S. Stull, T. J.
Majors, Charles Schantx, W. W. Hadlock.
John Boyd, George Sutton, AugUBt Tux
horn, J. H. Pohlmart, R. Coryell, James
F. Ely, T. J. Crummell, B. N. Burreas, R
M. Glllan, Jt. G. Wilkinson, Frank Gerlow
and S. W. McGrew. The delegates selected
to the state convention are: W. P. Free
man, A. Crawford, R. C. Boyd, D. E. C,
Long, Peter Burger, W. A. Dollttle, T. P.
Moran, F. L. Dyssrt, J. B. Lewis, F. L.
Woodward. F. E. Hoover. Walrlck Uben
H. J. Gerdca and T. J. Majors. Colonel
Majors was elected as a delegate-at-large,
The republican county central committee
organised by the election of R. F. Neal,
chairman; W. H. Stowell, editor of the
Post, secretary, and J. W. Armstrong,
YORK, Neb., Aug. 13.-(SpeclaI.) The
prohibitionists have called a mass conven
tion at the courthouse for Friday after
noon and will place In nomination a county
ticket They have advertised speakers
from abroad and there will also be local
speakers. On Saturday the republicans will
hold a county convention In the court
house and will place In nomination a county
ticket. Monday the democrats and popu
lists will hold a county convention at the
HARTTNGTON. Neb.. August 13 (Spe
clal Telegram.) The republicans of Cedar
county met In mass convention at Hart
Ington and selected the following delegates
to the state convention: J. F. Genat, F. R
Stewart. Paul Buolsl, W. T. Oranhsm,
Guy Wilson, M. E. Butterfield. E L. Mo-
Gregory, A. P. Busgel, F. O. Robinson. B.
Reday. A. E. Ward, J. C. Hay and T. T
Llokhart. Judge J. C. Robinson of Hsrt-
Ington was enthusiastically endorsed for
judge of the Eighth Judicial district and
was permitted to select the delegates to the
Judical convention, who are: L. . H. Eru
ner, S. W. Mosher. 8. O. Reese, George I.
Parker. C. F. Furley, F. P. Voler, Frans
Nelson, A. E. Ward. J. F. Jenil, F. W
Barnhart, W. II. Burney, IT. o, Rriden
baugh and John A. Olson. The. de'egation
to the state convention Is known to re
favorable to Judge J. B. Burnes for judge
of the supreme court. J. F. Jenal was
elected as county chairman and F. W.
Barnhart secretary for the ensuing yeir.
County officers will be nominated Septem
CLAY CENTER. Neb., Aug. 13. (Special
Telegram.) The republican of Clay county
held their convention at, this rlace today
One hundred ana seven delegates were
present, every township being represented
by full delegations. W. M Ashhy of
Bprlngranche waa chairman, Harry Thomai
of Harvard secretary, with Teter Nubs o?
Sutton assistant. Hon. Ieslle O. Ilurd of
Harvard was requested by the unanimous
vote of the convention to select eighteen
delegates to the Judicial convention in his
Interest aa candidate for district Judge.
The following were named: T. P. Matters,
P. Thomas, Thomas La n hen, T. A, Bar
hour, J. B. Scott. M. J. Welland. William
Orlss. George A. Allen, A. C. Epperson, 8.
W. Christy, James McNally. E. K. Howard,
C. P. Epperson, W. L. Minor, F. E. Brick,
A, R. Rudd and Frank Flessner. The fol
lowing delegates were elected to the state
convention: P. P. Schults, J. B. Scott, T.
P. Matters. George A. Allen, O. J. Thomas,
O. C. Flshback. T. R. Elder. J. B. Dins
more. A. W. Hall. & E. Ingram, A, C. Ep
person, C. W. Bortls, George W. Trentlce.
William M. Wheeler, A. P. Evans and C.
W. Bush. The following county ticket was
named. All are present Incumbents except
ing the candidates for treasurer, county
judge and assessor: County treasurer. T.
P. Shlvely; county clerk. W. W. Campbell;
clerk of the district court, George A. Allen;
sheriff. R. II. Smith; county Judge. U E.
Caslerline; county assessor, N. W. John
son; county superintendent. C. W. Henry;
coroner. Dr. P. P. Schults; surveyor, C. M.
Frlckett. Mr. George A. Allen was re
elected chairman of the county committee.
The convention was one of the most har
monious and enthusiastic ever held here
and the ticket named Is a particularly
Rain Makes Campera Move.
FULLERTON, Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
The weather haa been very unfavorable
for the assembly, the heavy rains ot yes
terday morning causing some of those
camping on the lower ground to abandon
their tents, but the Interest Is Just as great
and the program contlnuea most excellent
The Instructive lectures by Dr. Eugene
May and Professor Roberson'a Illustrated
stereopticon lectures have been great
drawing cards this week. Mrs. Mabel L.
Conklln has entertained the crowds for
n hour both In the morning and after
noon with talka on the subjects, "Why
Young Men Go Wrong, "Social Duties
and Dangers," and "Character Building."
Lost night the noted Dr. Thomas E. Green
of Cedar Rapids, la., delivered a fine lec
ture on "Left-Handed Men." This was
Temperance day, and Dr. May gave the
address this morning, and In the after
noon Dr. Green lectured on the subject.
The Key to the Twentieth Century."
Leon Cope, the Impersonator, humorist
nnd monologltt, entertained the people
Colored Insurance Society.
BEATRICE. Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
Tho Africa-American Home Protectors'
Insurance company is the name of a new
organization recently established in this
city for the purpose of Insuring colored
people. The officers elected are as ' fol
lows: W. E. Williams, president; James
Charles, vice president; O. E. Wlloox, sec
retary; Dr. J. I. McGlrr, treasurer. The
home office of the company will be In
Kew Conrt House Assured.
WAHOO. Neb., Aug. 13. (Special Tele
gramsPeople of Saunders county voted
today on the proposition to Issue $85,000
bonds to build a courthouse at Wahoo. At
10 o'clock twenty-one out of twenty-six
precincts had been heard from, giving the
following vote: For the bonds, 1,846; against
the bonds. 483. The five precincts yet to
come will increase the majority for the
bonds by about 200. The people of Wahoo
are much elated at the result
Aged Man Searching; for Sons.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Aug. 13.-(Spe-
clal.) Valentine Tonyack of Bols, 111., has
arrived In this county in Search of his
sons Thomas, Antone and Mike who, he
believes, reside In this part of the state.
He la 98 years of age, and is in destitute
circumstances. Strangers are caring for
him and assisting him In his efforts to
find his sons.
Caaa Counts' Land In Demand. '
PLATTSMOXTTn. Neb., Aug. IS. (Spe
cial.) Cass county land ta being much
sought for, and when sold brings a high
price. Harvey Beaver has sold eighty
acres to G. L. Berger, the consideration
being $6,080, or $76 per acre. Fred Shavey
has Just sold his 160-acre farm to Mrs.
Bornemler for the sum of $12,960, or $81
Severe Storm at Beatrice,
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
A severe wind, rain and electrical storm
swept over this section yesterday. Borne
hail fell, but not enough to do any dam
age to crops. The past few days have
been very unfavorable for corn, on ac
count of the cool weather.
What They Demand.
Headache, liver complaints, bowel dis
orders demand Dr. King's New Life Pills.
They are gentle, but cure or no pay. 25o
For sale by Kuhn eV Co.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Showers Today In Nebraska and
Western Iowa, Becoming
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. Forecast:
Nebraska: Showers Friday, cooler in
western portion; Saturday fair, cooler.
Iowa: Partly .cloudy Friday, showers in
went portion, cooler in northwest and
warmer in east portion; Saturday, showers
Illinois: Partly cloudy Friday, warmer
except in extreme northeast portion; Bat
urday, partly cloudy, probably showers,
cooler, fresh southeast winds.
Colorado: Fair lrt western, showers and
cooler In eastern portion.
South Dakota: Showers and cooler Fri
day; Saturday, fair.
Montana: Partly cloudy and cooler Fri
day, with ahowera In east and southern
portions; Saturday, fair.
Kansas: Fair Friday, showers and cooler
at night or Saturday. '
Missouri: Fair, warmer Friday; Satur
day, partly cloudy, probably showers and
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, Aug. 13. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1303. 1MZ. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature.... SO 6 83 M
Minimum temperature.... 63 70 7 67
Mean temperature 71 7t 75 78
Precipitation W .00 .01 .34
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March 1,
Normal temperature 75
Deficiency for the day 4
Total excess since March 1 34
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Deficiency for the day 11 Inch
Precipitation since March 1 17.67 Inches
IxfU-lency since March 1 3.24 Indies
fieflclency fir cor. period In l .tS Inches
Deficiency for cor. period In l'.til.. e.42 Inches
Reports front Stations at T P, M.
l si i
At -P HT
H i p
: c : 3 s.
, i .
771 SOI .00
78: Ml .(
7 dol .00
"1 M .0
ti.'l Ml .!
Ml M .(
7l 781 .00
HOl 2 .
I l 11 T
TO! 7' .4
7'i 72! .ro
64! 64: .01
I 7S Mi! T
74! Ml .)
I do 82' .Ot
741 7h .
Ml Mj .00
CONDITION OF THE
Valentine, part cloudy
North Platte, part cloudy
Suit Lk City, part cloudy..
Kapld City, cloudy
St. 1ouiK. cloudy
Rt. Paul, cloudy
Kansas City, clear
T indicates t'ce of precipitation.
U A. WELSII, Local Forecaster.
GOES THROUGH A BRIDGE
Texas Eiprest on Bock Island Wrecked
Bear McFuland, Kansas.
FIREMAN IS ONLY PERSON KILLED
Terrlue Rainstorm Which Assesses
Proportions of a Cloudburst
Makes Torrent of a Creek
TOPEKA. Kan.. Aug. 11-The engine,
mall and baggage cars of the Texas ex
press on the Rock Island, which leaves
Topeka at midnight went through a
bridge across Hendricks creek near Alma
at 1:30 this morning, killing Fireman John
Leygett of McFariand, Kan., Injuring
Engineer John McSteen of Kansas City.
The baggage men and express men
Jumped when the shock came and were
swept by the waters, on tree tops, from
whence they were rescued at daylight
by a fisherman named William Graves.
Graves also found the engineer unconsci
ous, tangled in the limbs of a tree.
The engine Is In the bottom of the creek
out of sight One car is dangling from
the end of the bridge, and another Is
lodged on the bauk of the end of the
bridge, and another Is lodged on the bank
Of the stream, partly under water.
That further loss of life did not follow,
is due to the narrowness of the stream
where the disaster occurred. A cloudburst
had filled the creek and weakened the
Passenger train No. L which the wrecked
train passed at McFariand. was following
closely and only the prompt action of Con
ductor Jane and Flagman McOruder pre
vented a collision from the rear.
The night waa a wild one and the force
of the current the darkness and the driv
ing rain, together with the cries for help
ot those In the water, combined to make a
dismal scene. The rescuing party built fire
along the bank and did everything possible
to locate the men In the water. Borne
volunteered to swim to the unfortunates,
but three landed in trees and were com
pelled to give up. Farmers finally came to
the rescue at daylight with boats secured
two miles up the stream snd hauled to the
wreck In wagons.
Official Statement leaned.
CHICAGO, Aug. 13. General Goodnow of
the Rock Island road, stated this morning
that no passengers were hurt in the Mc
Fariand wreck and all the trainmen but
the fireman escaped. He probably was
The train which left Kansas City at 10:30
last night, ran Into a washout two miles
west of . McFariand about 3 o'clock this
morning. The engine, mall car and com
bination went Into the opening.
The washout was caused by a cloud
burst that caused a torrent of water to
rush down an usually dry bog, which was
spanned by a bridge about twenty feet
Rain Does Much Damage.
KANSAS, CITY, Aug. 13. A terrlflo
rain storm, that at some points assumed
the proportions of a cloudburst prevailed
In western Missouri and eastern and
central Kansas last night. ' All streams
rose rapidly, tracks were washed out and
one or two bridges damaged.
At Junction City, Kan., the Smoky Hill
river rose ten feet in six hours and early
today waa still rising at the rate of two
feet an hour. Reports from the river say
the rise will not continue long, however,
as the water la running off taat
Nearly four Inches ot water fell in central
Kansas. Between Junction City and
Chapman the Union Paclfio tracks are
tinder water, and on the Union Pacific
branch north of Junction City one bridge
waa washed out of position.
Missing- Man Needed ot Home.
SIOl'X FALLS. 8. D., Aug. 13. (Special.)
It this Item chancea to meet the eye of
J. Homer Sexton, a farmer who recently
disappeared from his home jiear Brandt S.
P., he will know that the crops on his
farm, which were believed to have been
completely destroyed by a Hailstorm a few
weeks ago, prove to have been only par
tially Injured. Sexton Is thought to have
left his home and wife and three children
because of despondency over the supposed
loss of hla crop. His crop, contrary to ex
pectations when he disappeared, provea to
have yielded very well and Is being har
vested by his father-in-law, by whom Mrs.
Sexton and her children have been pro
vided with a temporary home at Clear
Lake pending the result of the search for
the missing man.
Known the Wor'd Over
For Its wonderful cures Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. It cures or no pay. For sale by
Kuhn & Co.
Valuation Lower Than Expected.
PIERRE. S. D., Aug. 13.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) While there yet remains consid
erable detail work for the clerks beforo
definite figures can be secured of the work
of the State Board of Equalization, the
board has adjourned for ten days to give
opportunity for any protests as to their
action, the next meeting to bo on the
!1th of the month. The total will be below
the first estimates and will be about f?15,
000,000. The levy for the year la 2 mills
deficiency, 2 mills general tax, and H mill
bond Interest and sinking fund.
Rood Advlee for Travelers.
Whether going to the mountains or sea
shore or taking a Journey on business or
pies sure never leave home without a bottle
of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. It is worth many tlmea its
cost when needed, and may save life. Bay
Msrhtnlne; K.ills Live Stork.
NORTH LOUP, Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
During the severe thunderstorm here
yesterday lightning killed three hogs and
two horses belonging to Frank Nelson, a
farmer living a few miles southwest of
town. The thunder and lightning was al
most incessant for nearly an hour.
Balas Keen I' P.
QIRBON. Neb.. Aug. 11 (Special.)
Heavy rains with damp, cloudy weather
has stopped threshing. It will be several
days before grain will be in shape again.
If you feel run down, are
easily tired, if your nerves
are weak, and your blood is
thin, then begin to take the
good old standard family
medicine Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla. If constipated, use
Ayer's Pills. ' Two grand
family medicines. Sold for
The Talk of the
Town The Fire
Sale Prices at
Itjr the raphl adjustment ol
the local Insurance underwrit
ers the Hoppe Co. were enable
to quickly put the stock in
shape nnd give the trade the
benefit of the allowance rect ived
on this great stock of
Pianos, Organs, Musical
Instruments, Music Betes,
Piano Players, Discs, Kusic
Rolls. Pictures, Framss,
Sheet Music, Piano Stca!,
Scarfs, Benches, in fact the
entire stock selling at one
third, one-half and two-thirds
from World Famous Factories
at prices which, have already
brought to our store before VI
o'clock, noon, eight piano sales;
some from the city, others from
When you find such telliug
low prices as are on our Knabe
Tianos, Kranich & Back 1'iauon,
Kimball Pianos, Llnderniaun's
Sterling, Hallet & Davis, Need
hams, Krell, Whitneys, Weser
Bros., Bans and Schumann.
Over one hundred pianos at
prices that will sell them quick,
and you willOjiave to hustle to
get in at first choice.
There are pianos in Spanish
mahogany, some in rosewood
and butternut. JJany in wal
nut, a number Fch walnut
lleniomber that K the entire
stock that is included in this
fire sale. This means grand
pianos, upright pianos and the
square pianos. It aJso means
pianos for $30, $40, $30, $00,
$70, $105, $110, $120, $130, $150,
$180, $200, $220, $240, $250. $270
$280, $310, $320 and $330, and
a few of the grands that cost a
These prices are based on the
Insurance Adjustment, with the
freight added. With every
piano we include a stool and
scarf. The terms on these in
struments are made to suit the
buyer. Our object is to move
the stock. We will take as lit
tle as $3.00 down, and as low
as $3.00 per month. On some of
the high-priced pianos we will
ask a little more down and n lit
tle more per month. But sell
we will and must, and the terms
will not be particular.
Sloop it you wniit to.
Hut don't auk. "WIit
didn't you wnko me up?"
If you snooze until nfler
Saturdny nnd tlicn lotto
the ohnuee of gettlnir n
$i!5 or $2S uniting; for $20
a $0 or $7 pair of trous
ers for $3. a pair of fS
or $!l trousers for $7 or
a pair of $10 or $ 12 trous
ers for $9.
We've boon "hollorlnc"
at you ovor a weok now.
Lots of folks have lienrrt
aud b ceded, too.
J04-J04 S. Uth St
Nest Door to Wabaab Ticket
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