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Tlin OMAHA DAILY ttEE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1903.
THREATEN GOVERNOR'S CHILD
Bold Attempt Had to K enapOns of Eii
PLOT HATCHED BY CONVICTS FOR REVENGE
Virarl kf a Trusty, but It Was Rot
Believed Any Allrmpl Woill Bo
Made la Pertln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Bept. M. (Special.) An un
successful attempt was made yesterday
afternoon to kidnap Elizabeth Mickey, the
1-year-old daughter of Governor Mickey,
while she waa at play with a number of I
girls of her own age In the front yard of
tha executive mansion. The acreama of
the little girl and the heroic cries and
fight on the part of her playmates pre
vented the man from carrying out his
purpose. He did succeed In carrying her
half a block from the yard, with the
other little girls hanging to his coat and
clothing, each screaming at the top of her
Voice, when, probably through fear of de
tection, he dropped her.
It la Relieved, and there Is evidence to
substantiate the belief, that this was the
result of the scheme on the part of a
Dumber of convicts at the state peniten
tiary who dealre to wreak vengeance upon
Governor Mickey because he refused to
Interfere In the case of Murderer Rhea.
The man who made the attempt Is thought
to be an ex-convlct recently released. The
little girls could give no description of him
other than that he was a large man with
closely-cropped hair and a stubby beard.
He waa dressed In the garb of a working
man. That such a deed was contemplated by
the convicts was reported to Warden
Beemer three weeks ago, and again the
morning before the attempt. The warden
reported each time to the governor. The
Informant waa a truaty and he told War
den Beemer that Immediately after the
hanging of Rhea the convicts began to
dlacuss some means of getting even with
the governor. It waa finally decided that
one of his children should be kidnaped
by one or more of the convlcta whose
terms would expire soon. When the mat
ter was first reported to the warden he
placed little credence In It, thinking that
possibly the convict was trying to curry
favor. He reported to Oovernor Mickey,
however, and the two discussed whether
to call In the police, and finally decided
not to do so, the governor agreeing to
keep a sharp lookout. The matter waa
then reported to Mrs. Mickey and the chil
dren were forbidden to leave the yard after
dark, the governor not thinking that an
attempt would be made In the daytime,
The day preceding the attempt the trusty
again reported to Warden Beemer that
the attempt was sure to be made and
asked him to warn the governor. This so
excited Governor Mickey that he decided
to take the children Into his confidence.
K arrived home after the man had al
ready tried to ateal the child. The gov
emor tried to keep the matter quiet, but
It leaked out this morning. At present he
la using all precautions to prevent a second
and possibly a successful attempt.
' Mother Nearly Frantic.
Governor Mickey has five children at
'home, three boys and two girls, ranging in
age from t to 14 yeara. None of these la
allowed to leave the yard gfter dark and
the little girls are never out of sight of
their mother, who is nearly frantlo with
fear, lest one of them be. stolen. The
children have all been told, and, while the
-little girls, are too young, to understand
what It means, the other children are
remaining at home constantly.
The trusty reporting to Governor Mickey
aid that the children of a minister who
worked to prevent Rhea from getting a
pardon were also to be kidnaped.
While Governor Mickey la worried and
fears that the convict's story Is true, there
Is yet a chance that It may not be. It has
been suggested that pessibiy the convict
who told the stories to Warden Beemer
may dealre to secure favors at his hands,
or at the hands of the governor, and it was
for that reaaon he talked and friends of
his on the outside- made the attempt to
give credence to the story.
On the other hand there la no question
but that the convicts were considerably
worked up over Rhea hanging and felt
revengeful toward Governor Mickey. Among
the most desperate of them Rhea appeared
as a hero, for his abuse of the guards and
for his utter diaregard of rules and regu
lations of the prison.
Porter Glvaa Tea Days to Answer.
William F. Porter,, formerly secretary of
state and member of the Marks and Brands
commission, has ten daya In which to tell
the district court why he hasn't "put It
back." It refers to the 11,618.85, which Por
ter received as a member of that commit
tee, and which the supreme court said he
should put into the treasury. Attorney
General Prout secured a reinstatement of
tha cabo before Judge Frost. The court
entered an order for an answer to be filed
la tea days.
Whan the suit was originally brought
1b this court Porter's bondsmen aa sec
retary of state were also made defendants.
Counsel for the defenae filed a demurrer
claiming that the fees were not collected
by Porter by virtue of his office as secre
tary of state, but as a member of tho
marks and brands committee. It appeared
that the collections exceeded the amount
sued t for, and that a considerable sum
had bean paid out for clerk hire to keep
the records of marks and brands. The de
murrer to the petition was sustained In the
district curt and the attorney general
carried the case to the supreme court.
The latter recently sustained the de
cision of the lower court so far aa It re
lated to the bondamen, but reversed It as
to Porter, remanding the case against him
for further proceedings in the lower court.
It held that the aum expended for clerk
hire had been properly expended, but that
Porter must account to the state for all
fees received In exoeaa of that expense. It
released the bondsmen on the ground that
the collections of fees Involved was not a
constitutional duty contemplated In the
giving of his bond.
Attorneys say that they do not see that
Porter has any other answer to make
under the ruling of the supreme court ex
cept to put the money back Into the state
See for M'olf Bounty Claim.
In the case brought against Auditor
Weston by the Lincoln Sufe Deposit com
pany to require him to pay the company
ILM under the wolf bounty appropriation,
the attorney general has filed a demurer.
In his petition the plaintiff seta up that
some years prior to the filing of Its ap
peal from the action of the state auditor
parties In various parts of the state had
killed wolves and thereafter made proofs
to the clerks of the respective counties
In which the animals were killed, and that
more than two yeara after such certifica
tion had filed their certificates In the of
fice of the state auditor, but there was at
that time no appropriation from which
they could be paid. Afterward the claims
were assigned to plaintiff for consideration,
nd at the last session of the legislature
an appropriation of 140,000 was made to
meet the wolf bounty claims.
The plaintiff allegea that the committee
on claims In the last leglrlature was fur
nished a list of wolf bounty claims on
file In the office of the state auditor, which
list Included the claims Involved In this
ppeal, that the appropriation was suf-
flcent to pay all such clalma and was so
pproprlated In contemplation of the pay
ment of all such Items then pending. But
when they were presented to the state
auditor 1160 of the VM were rejected be
cause the certificates of the county clerk
had not been presented to the state auditor
within two years of their certification.
A achedule attached to the appeal ahows
that of the 233 wolves and coyotes, fifty-
nine are alleged to have been killed In
Kimball county, forty-two In Cherry,
sixty-eight In Deuel, forty-three In Thomas,
thirty-seven In Gage, thirty-one In Boone,
three each In Buffalo and Lancaster and
one In Knox.
Judge Cornish has the demurer under ad
visement. Library Commission Active.
The school and home libraries of Ne
braska are the objects of especial concern
on the part of the Library commiaslon.
In order to atimulate the growth and In
fluence of these libraries, the commission
has Just printed and distributed 11,00)
coplea each of two circulars entitled "List
of Books Suitable for Presents for Chil
dren," and "Suggestions for the Observ
ance of Library Day In the Piibllo School i
of Nebraska, October 23, 1903." It Is In
tended that these circulars shall reach
every teacher In the state.
Governor Mickey left this evening for
Osceola, where he will spend Sunday and
Incidentally deliver an address at the dedi
cation of the Swedish Baptist church of
J. A. C. Kennedy, a fusion member of
the house of representatives from Douglas
county, of the late session, has tendered
his resignation to Governor Mickey, and
It has been accepted. Mr. Kenneiy re
signed to take the place of deputy under
County Attorney English.
BY OLD, RELIABLE,
Skilled Specialists in Each De
No Students to Experiment on You.
The Professor Do Your Work.
Peculiar Accident Happens to Man.
HASTINGS. Neb., Sept. 26 (Speclal.)
A peculiar accident happened ' to George
Rltcheson this morning which will lay him
up for some time. A horse fell down In
the stable and got Ita front feet tangled
In the manger so that It could not get up.
Mr. Rltcheson came to the animal's as
sistance and succeeded in releasing it.
Freed, the animal arose violently so that
the man was thrown under the manger
and In. turn waa unable to arise. The horse
trampled upon Mr. Rltcheson's egs and
when he was released he was unable to
walk. Upon examination the physician
found that the lateral ligaments of the
left limb had been torn loose.
Grain Destroyed by Fire,
PAPILLION, Neb., Sept. 26. (Special.)
About 10 o'clock last night fire consumed
four stacks of oats and one of wheat on the'
farm of Peter Elhers, five, miles southwest
of Papllllon. A threshing outfit that had
been working there during the day was
also badly damaged, the separator being
ruined, Ths loss will be heavy and It Is
not known whether there was any Insur
ance. The cause of the fire cannot be as
certained, but it is thought to be the work
of an Incendiary, The grain burned ao
rapidly that nothing could - be done to
Beatrice Council Electa Officers.
BEATRICE. Neb.,. Sept. 21 (Special.)
Beatrice council No. 124, Knights and La-
dlea of Security, met last night In regular
session and elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: Mrs. Mary B. Stew
art, president; Mrs. Mabel B. Cox, first vice
president; Mrs. Hattle Johnson, second vice
president; Mrs. Anna Horner, prelate; Mrs,
Delia Burllngham, financial and corre
sponding secretary; Mrs. N. A. Scott, treas
urer; Mrs. Jennie Walker, conductor; Mra,
Lucy Ayers, Inner guard; T. V. Rhodes,
outer sentinel. Officers will be Installed at
the first meeting In October.
After having seven gets of teeth
made by supposed to be the best
dentists, I nearly lost all faith In
dentists, but being advised by so
many to try the ITnlon Dental col
lege, I went and had a set bf teeth
made, and I am thankful to those
professors who made me uuch a
fine fitttlng set of teeth. I recom
mend all who are looking for high
class dentistry, gentlemanly treat
ment and low prices to go to the
Union Dental -College, 1522 Doug
MRS. D. II. JOnNSOX,
Clara Crandall, being sworn,
says: "Work wns done and com
pleted by the Union Dental College
strictly In accordance with the
contract Ploased with the work
and received gentlemanly treat
ment" CLAHA C RANDALL.
UNTIL OCTOBER 15
By request, to enable all to have their teeth examined and fixed we
have decided to extend our extra cut prices until, October 15. Call,
earlv and avoid the rush. We are always crowded. Our success has
startled the dentists. The jealous, idle, sorehead dentists and dental
sees who have not enough to do to mind their own business, tried to
bluff is out; but with all their working, blowing, lying and bluffing we
beat them. We have stood the test. Our record is acknowledged to be the cleanest and
greatest In the west. Over 10,000 patients in the last twenty months. The people are for
the Union, because we have pleased them all and got the business. Dentists raising purses
to get fake reports out shows the people we have got the dentists', business and going to
keep it. Our prices will be continued THAT'S WHAT HURTS Til EM.
We Make Loose
Stop bleedings cams and
treat all diseases of the
month. If yon have
heavy plates or plates
that don't tit, tret one of
out non-breakable, roof
less, donble snctlon, pa
t en ted, non-Irritant
We will forfeit l,ooo
If any dentist tn Omaha
can compete In tine
workmanship, line ma
terial, painless methods
and low prices.
r - p
ooi.n rnnw, from gs.ss
BUT OF TEETH, plr. B2.0O
ALI MIMM PLATES, f rom ........ S&.00
FILLING, from SOo
TFF.TH CI. FUSED, for Sfte
TEETH EXTH ACTED FREB
WORK GUARANTEED TUN YEARS.
Incorporated under state law. Othcra are not.
We are here to star. Established for years. Con
sult the professors free.' No students, but grad
uate dentists will be ndmltted to onr course.
Dentists come from all parts of the world to
learn our sp-to-date methods. Our methods
make the ex tract In, filling; and crowning; of
teeth a pleasure.
Sam Pain and Money.
Why bare common
dentist experiment 'on
roar teeth when yon
can hare specialists at
tend your casef He
member this is one of
the best Institutions
Omaha has, as it enables
people to vet high grade
dentistry at prices with
in their reach. They
don't have to be robbed,
aa of the past, by any
combine or trust dentists.
fin RKVAnSl From now on for enough evidence to make a slander
j3U.UUIlsn.ai HIIU suit against the dentists that will win out. Apply to
Dr. Worster, Terror to the dentists: Another victory for the Union. We have got
the burinesa and here to stay. We are on the right side with the people, not with any
trust dentist. Don't let any dentists lie to you. Bring them to us and we will show
you who ia right.
rrof. Ilenry makes sworn state
ment that work done for him by
tbe Union feels natural and en
tirely satisfactory, and after going
to fire dentists In Omaha found
our prices about one-half what
I had twenty teeth extracted
without pain at the Union Dental
College, 1522 Douglas street, and
am highly pleased with their
MRS. A. F. SMITH.
1 O. ' Alexander makes sworn
statement and says work done at
the Union was highly satisfactory
and has sent all his friends here
since, and after Investigating found
prices charged were from one-third
to one-half what other dentljts demanded.
1522 Douglas St., Omaha,
OF PAINLESS DENTISTRY.
OPEN DAILY TILL 8,
SUNDAYS, 9 TO 4
MRS. MONETTE KOI "CHOSEN
0. A. Goss' Candidature Prevents Her
'Ejection as Delegate.""
METHODISTS CAST NINE BALLOTS
Stubborn Contest for Third Place,
Which Is Finally Secured by F. J.
Baylor of Nellgh Plans for
Has Experience with Rattler.
HASTINGS, Neb., Sept. 2.-SpecIal.)-
Ada Oarver, a school teacher, who teaches
six miles northeast of town, had an ex
perience with a rattler Thursday. When
school was dismissed at 4 o'clock and the
pupils opened tha door preparatory to leav
ing the building they found the reptile
colled upon the steps. Teacher and pupils
were for a tints besieged, after which Miss
Oarver seized a spade which had been left
In the building by a man who had been
removing stumps from the school ground
and, opening the door a little, brought the
Implement down on ths reptile's neck. Phs
bravely bore down on the writhing snake
until It was despatched by the pupils.
Prominent Horseman Visits State.
BEATRICE. Neb., Sept t.-8peclal.)-George
Btettenfeld of Cleveland, O., ac-"
companled by his wife, passed through the
city yesterday enroute to Hebron, this
state, to visit relatives. Mr. Btettenfeld Is
a prominent horseman of Cleveland and
raised Fanny DUlard, the mare which re
cently trotted a mile In 2:03V Three years
ago he sold the mare for $5,000. He still
owns her dam. including a string of fifteen
fine horses. Mr. Btettenfeld is a member
of the Cleveland Roadster Driving association.
Notice the next 10
healthy men you
meet. They take
Fight for Judge Is Warm.
BEATRICE. Neb., Sept. S3. (Special.!
The district Judgeship fight is warming up
In earnest, but there Is little doubt but
that the republican candidates, Hon. A. II
Babcock of this city and Hon. C. F. Reav s
of Falls City, will win hands dawn. The
opposition is trying in every way, shape
and form to defeat the republican nomi
nees, but aa far as Qage county is con
cerned it will roll up a good round tr.ajority
tor Babcock and ReavU.
Decline. County Attorneyship.
SCHUYLER. Neb., Sept. 21 -(8 pet Ul.)
C. J. Phelps waa appolntel county at
torney by Mayor Arnold, vice V. J. Ever
ltt, who resigned rectntly on account of
his removal to Kearney. Mr. Phelps de
clined the office, stating that there seemed
to "be a disposition to crilicUe everything
thst would be undertaken, and that he
had enough of his own business to keep
Blasts Heavy nocks.
NEHAWKA. Neb.. Bept. W.-Speclal.)-Ous
Rood, foreman In the Van Court quar
ries here, yesterday tired the heaviest blast
ever fired in these quarries. Stones weigh
ing five or six tons were thrown fifty feot
In the air. and about sixty-five cars of
rock were thrown out.
FREMONT, Neb., Sept. 26. (Special.)
The Methodist Episcopal lay conference
yesterday turned down Mrs. M. J. Monette
of Omaha, who was a candidate for the.
general conference. Omaha delegates were
divided, C. A. Ocss of that city also hav
ing considerable support. On the first bal
lot Bernard Paine of Grand Island received
63 votes, F. J. Baylor of Nellgh 31. Q. C.
Barns of Albion 14, C. A. Goss of Omaha
34, M. C. Haxen of Norfolk 41, M. E. Smith
of Osmond 10, and Mrs. Monette 84.
Messrs. Paine and Haxen were declared
elected. Eight more ballots were taken
before the third delegate was chosen. Mrs.
Monette's friends made an ineffectual at
tempt to induce Mr. Goss to withdraw, but
he declined to do so, and his rupportcrs
stuck by him. At the close of the eighth
ballot Mrs. Monette withdrew her name
and her' friends who had stood by her
for eight ballots caat their votes for Mr.
F. J. Baylor of Nellgh. Had the Omaha
delegates been united for Mrs. Monette she
would have been elected. In the opinion
of many delegates the real object of Mr,
Goss' candidacy waa to defeat her.
Roetlne of the Conference.
The actual business of the conference,
with the exception of the announcement
of appointments, which will be given out
Monday morning, was completed this after
noon. Tomorrow occurs the ordination of
deacons and elders and the annual me
mortal service. The devotional exercises
this morning were conducted by Rev. J
B. Leedom of Battle Creek. After the
opening exercises and the reading of the
minutes the lifts of supernumerary and
superannuated clergymen were considered.
Rev. U. I Robinson, Rev. D. Marquette
and Rev. Oscar Eggleston were transferred
to the active list from the supernumary
list and the question of the support of
the superannuated clergymen who were in
need of assistance was considered at con
siderable length. Mr. K. E. Bala wns
recommended for deacon's orders and Rev.
II. O. Kemp for ordination as elder. Rev.
H. L. Powers waa chosen conference evan
gelist. Tho committee on the celebration of the
semi-centennial of Methodism In Nebraska
submitted Its report and Rev. D. Marquette
was made permanent secretary of the com
mittee. The plans contemplate a general
recognition among all churches of the date
of the beginning of Methodism In Ne
Wayne Gets Xest Conference.
Wayne and Lyons each wanted the next
conference and had strong and active ad
vocates on the floor. Wayne won by a
majority of 4.
Rev. A. P. George, D. D.,' spoke on Sun
day school work, urging upon the clergy
men the necessity of more liberal gifts
from their parishes for this important
work. The conference then adjourned to
4 p. m., at which time several reports
from committees were submitted.
This evening the anniversary meeting of
the Women's Home Missionary society was
held. Mrs. J. B. Leedom snd Mrs. Anna
Hoobe Woodcock were the principal
The venerable Bishop Andrews has pre
sided at each session but one of the con
ference and his conservative influence In
shaping clerical legislation has several
times showed Itself. The attendance of
Fremont people at the conference, even at
the morning business se talons, has been
much larger than waa anticipated,
SAYS STATE WILL AID OMAHA
Lincoln Man Writes to The Bee that
' Farmers Want Pair Grain
LINCOLN, Bept. 2C. To the Editor of The
Bee: Picking up a copy of The Bee I was
pleased to note the activity being mani
fested In stirring up the question of grain
rates to Omaha. Shippers have long
known the things that other people appear
to be discovering. The farmers of the
state might be of considerable assistance
to Omaha at this time If the proper effort
Is made to get together: The Farmers' Co
operative company of Omaha represents
several thousand farmers, members of a
strong corporation, operating over twenty
grain elevators and getting ready to oper
ate more. This association should be en
listed In behalf of fair rates. The showing
of discrimination made In a recent Issue
of The Bee should rouse a spirit of resent
ment against the companies that have been
nourished by Nebraska, and now repay Its
kindness with such shameful treatment of
its chief city. Congratulations are due The
Bee for Its support of the Omaha grain
market J. M. BALL.
damages from Patrick Cunningham for al
leged failure to complete an agreement of
BANK R0BBERJS SENTENCED
James Kennedy Is Sent I'p for Seven
Yean and Still Maintains
SCHUTLER, Neb., Sept. 2 James Ken
nedy, whose trial for the Rogers' bank
robbery last winter was recently com
pleted here, resulting In his conviction,
was sentenced to seven years at hard labor
In the penitentiary, no part of which is to
be In solitary confinement. When asked
If he had anything to say why sentence
should not be passed he replied: "Nothing,
only I am Innocent." His wife was with
him throughout the trial and at the time
of passing sentence upon him, and at all
times each took matters very coolly.
Kennedy was hurried off to the peniten
tiary and the closest surveillance was
maintained over him while enroute. as
he has the reputation of blng so smooth
and daring that It was deemed the better
part of wisdom not to give him the slight
est opportunity to escape. While the cir
cumstances were very strong against him,
there are many who feel that he should not
have teen convicted.
COUNTY TICKETS ARE NAMED
Republican Conventions Are Hold at
Various Points In Nebraska and
HASTINGS, Neb., Sept. 26.-(8peclal Tel
egram.) The republicans of Adams county
met In convention today and nominated a
complete county ticket without a single
hitch In the proceedings. The attendance
was large and much Interest was mani
fested for the good of the republican
party. The ticket as nominated follows:
For clerk of the district court, Peter W.
Warner; Judge, L. J. Capps; sheriff, John
W. Hill; treasurer, E. N. Hamen; county
clerk, W. H. Davis; superintendent of
public Instruction, W. A. Julian; assessor,
Dave Barlass; surveyor, C. A. Heart well;
coroner, Dr. Perkins. Mark Levy was
elected chairman of the county central
committee and James Crowley secretary.
AINS WORTH, Neb.. Sept. 26. (Special
Telegram.) The Brown county republican
convention today nominated E. B. Smith
for clerk; J. M. Mead, treasurer; John
Lambert, sheriff; O. L. Ramsey, Judge;
C. B. Goodspeed, superintendent; John
Sullivan, assessor; and E. L. Bucklen of
Long Pine was chosen chairman of the
central committee. Resolutions were
adopted endorsing the national and state
administrations and pledging support to
the state and Judicial nomlness of the
and dedication of the new building will be
bold October 10 and 11. Addressea will be
given by Re. Dr. Carl Bwwnson, president
ot Bethany collenge; Rev. Dr. M. Noyd of
Chicago, Dr. Guatav Andreen, president of
Augustana college and) theological seminary,
and Governor Mickey. On. the , Sunday
morning Rev. Dr, M. Wahlstrora will preach
at the college chapel.
they will establish a branch store. Mr.
Peterson will have charge of the store at
Oakland and Mr. Hoist will conduct the
business here. The former removed his
family and household goods to' Oakland
KILLS AN ARMY OF RATTLERS
Farmer Disturbs Two Heats of Tblrty
Elglit and Kills All but One
f tho Snakes.
YORK. Nei., Bept. 26. (Special.) C. E.
Beeger, a farmer living south of McCool,
near the Fillmore county line, while plow
ing uncovered two nests of rattlesnakes, tn
which there were thirty-eight snakes. Mr.
Beeger succeeded in killing all except the
largest, which was a full grown rattler.
In the nest were some very small snake
eggs, from which when broken came little
snakes as full of fight and activity as If
they were a year old.
D0ANE COLLEGE RECEPTION
New Students Are Given Chance to
Become Aeqnnlnted at Annunl
CRETE. Neb., Bept. 26. (Special.)-The
annual fall reception tendered to the new
students at Doane was held In the college
chapel last night. As this Is one of the most
Important social events of the college year
It is largely attended by the people of Crete
as well as by the students. Last night was
no exception, aa the chapel was filled with
students, members of the faculty and
townspeople. : Those present spent an en
joyable time in forming new acquaintances
and in listening to a musical program, con
sisting of a violin solo by Prof. R. L. Dick,
an instrumental solo by Miss Nellie
Kralnek and vocal solos by Prof. W. G.
Reynolds, George Ire'.and and Miss Mattle
Knapp. Each number was heartily encored
and the program ended with the singing of
"Here's to Good Old Doane," by all present.
MAKE FIGHT FOR NEW BRIDGE
Schuyler. Cltlsens Employ Attorney
to Conduct the Struggle on Bnsls
of No Bridge No Pny.
SCHUTLER, Neb.. Sept. 26.-(SpeclaI Tel
egram.) Cltlsens of Schuyler have arranged
with Mr. James Gadsen that he shall take
up tho fight with the county commissioners
for the rebuilding 'of the wagon bridge
across the Platte river, which was carried
out by tho ice last spring. The agreement
with Mr. Gadsen, it Is reported, is that
If he Is successful he is to receive (500;
After the washout of the old bridge, no
tice was served upon the county commis
sioners ot the d.slre of a number of tax
payers to have maintained the road of
which the bridge was a part, and petition
ing that the part of the road mentioned
comprising the brldgo, be made safe for
travel for the general public The com
missioners unanimously voted against the
If Mr. Oadsen's efforts succeed, the com
mlsslonors will be compelled to provide for
tho raising of funds by taxation to build
the bridge. General negligence during past
years will be charged In the attempt to
prove that the commissioners are now
cureless tn the ' matter of rebuilding. The
cpmmisrioners decided poms time since to
submit the question of rebuilding the bridge
to the voters of Colfax county, but that
Is well understood to be a sure and positive
method of killing the proposition entirely.
Cumin County District Conrt.
WEST POINT, Neb., Bept. 26. (Special.)
The Regular term of the Cuming county
district court is now fairly under way and
has, during the last five days, cleared the
docket of most of the Important cases pend
ing. George P. Hoy, a farmer, was acquitted
of a .charge of assault and battery, pre
ferred by William Murray. This case grew
out of the Blair road controversy, which
has engendered much bad blood and strife
in tho neighborhood.
George Trexler, a Pennsylvanlan, pleaded
guilty to stealing a team and buggy from a
local liveryman, and was given one year
a' hard labor. This Is th case which at
tracted much sttention at the time of tha
theft, tho property being recovered and the
thief arrested In the southwest part of
Mission Festival at West Point.,
WEST POINT, Neb.. Sept. 26. (Special.)
The annual mission festival of Bt. Paul's
German Lutheran church will take place
tomorrow. This Is one of the principal fes
tivals of this body and Is very largely at
tended. Rev. John Hllgendorf of Arlington
will preach the mission sermon. In the
afternoon Rev. Paul Mueller of Norfolk will
conduct the exerctses.
Opens Branch Store.
WEST POINT, Neb.. Sept. 26. (Special.)
Last week the firm of Hoist ft Peterson,
hardware merchants of this city, bought an
18,000 stock of hardware at Oakland, where
CAR OF HORSES IS BURNED
Flro Breaks Ont on Journey from
Montana to Missouri and Only
FIRTH, Neb., Bept. 26.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) A car of western horses from Bill
ings, Mont., enroute to Bt. Louis, caught
fire here last evening and out of the en
tire car only four are alive, which have
botn turned out to pasture. The B. & M.
claim agent la here and a settlement will
be effected as soon as possible.
Sues for Heavy Oamaa-es.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Bept. 26. (Spe
cial.) Bridget K. Cunningham, formerly of
this city, has Instituted suit In the district
court of Mills county, Iowa, to collect 115,000
Bla- Corn Crop In York County.
YORK. Neb., Sept. 26 (Special.) York
county farmers are wearing a smile of sat
isfaction through these days of hot
weather. Every day of warm weather
means hundreds more bushels of corn in
York county. Thousands of acres In this
county would not have yielded any corn
to speak of If frost had come early. If
the warm weather continues a little longer
there will be one of the largest crops of
corn tn tho history of this county.
Escaped Lunatle Is Sent Buck.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. Bept. W.-k8pe-clal.)
Charles Spenecr, a patient who
escaped from the Asylum for the Insane at
Lincoln, was found wandering around near
the Burlington bridge and taken back to
the asylum. He was sent there from this
county about two years ago.
Switch Engine Strikes Old Woman.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Bept. 21 (Bps
clal Telegram.) Mrs. Mary Comerford was
struck by a Burlington switch engine this
afternoon on South Fifteenth street and
seriously Injured. Owing to ber advanced
age her recovery Is doubtful.
Luther Academy Celebration.
WAHOO, Neb.. Bept . (Special.) The
twentieth anniversary of Luther academy
GREEN trading stamps show how to earn
Interest on the money you spend Bennett's.
P. S. EUSTIS CRITICALLY ILL
Passenger ' Traflle Manager of Bor
llngrtoa System Suffers with
Pneumonia 'at La Grange.
CHICAGO, Bept. 26,-P. B. Eustls. pas
senger traffic manager of the Burlington
road. Is critically 111 with pneumonia at
his home In LaGrange. Recovery Is con
sidered doubtful. $
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