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HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1905.
HALL COUNTY CALLS FOR LAWS
Republican ConTsntion Eu Hot Fight on
INSISTS THAT RAILROADS IE CURBED
lower Freight Rates, JSo Rfhntu and
Passes Leading Planks la rial
form, Tvtrthfr with Ea.
dorirnif at tor Roosevelt.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. Sept. ' Special
Telegram.) At the oounty convention of
the republican of Hall county today there
wag a vigorous and close fight over the
resolutions, particularly those referring to
the endorsement of President Roosevelt's
policies on railroad rate regulation and
the proposed anti-pass legislation. Vigor
ous resolutions, drafted by A. F. Buechler.
editor of the Independent, and D. Acker
man, chairman of the county central com
mittee, were Introduced hy Mr. Buechler,
who urged that the convention adopt Its
resolution without reference to a commit
tee and after full discussion. M. T. Oar
low Introduced ft draft whlrh he urged as
not as strong or radical and pleaded for a
careful deliberation hy a committee. A
running debate of about an hour ensued.
In which O. A. Abbott, the local attorney
of the Burlington; City Attorney Prince
and Attorney Garlow contended for the
reference of all resolution to a committee
and the adoption of the Oarlow resolutions,
while Ruerhler. Kdltor Quackenbush of the
Wood River Interests. G. H. Geddes and
W. II. Harrison urged that the Oarlow res
olutions did not do all that could be done,
If It were the real desire to put the pass
out of business, and called attention to
the fiirt that the resolution Introduced by
the opposition did not even, support the
policy of the administration as to In
creased powers to the Interstate Com
The motion to refer carried by a rote of
M to W, the convention being composed of
HI delegates. The committee added a gen
eral endorsement of the president to the
Oarlow resolutions and three members, W.
A. Frlnce. John Schwynn and Charles
Young, recommended the adoption of the
Oarlow resolutions. W. H. Harrison and
F. M. Penny of Wood River making a
minority report favoring tha first resolu
tions. On a vote ninety-five voted for the ma
jority and fifty-six for the minority re
port. The resolutions a adopted are:
We, the republicans of Hall county. In
convention assembled, unqualifiedly endorse
the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.
We commend his policy of fair play and wo
request our senators and representatives to
support him In the policy outlined In his
public speeches and written messages.
We. the republicans of Hall county. In
convention assembled, stand for and de
. mand the following:
1. We demand a fair and reasonable re
duction of freight rates In this state.'
2. The enactment of a law mnklng It a
crime for any railroad company doing busi
ness In this state to Issue rebates to any
freight shipper, or to give any advantage,
prlvllage or better accommodations to one
shipper over another.
X. The enactment of a law at the first
opportunity making It a crime punishable
by fine or Imprisonment, for any railroad
company In this state to Issue or grant
free transportation to any member of the
legislature, representative In congress or
United States senator -during their term of
office, to any Judge of any court In this
state during his term of office or to any
delegate to attend or return from any
4. The enactment of a law making It a
crime punishable by fine or Imprisonment
for any officer or person designated In eec
tlon 8 of this resolution to receive, solicit
for themselves or any other person any
free railroad transportation.
An effort was made to permit O. A. Ab
bott to select the delegation to the state
convention, he having been mentioned as a
possibility for the supreme Judgeship, but
the eonventoln rejected this proposition by
a vots of 74 to 9 and the motion of W. H.
Harrison that each precinct select a dele
gate and these delegates he Instructed to
use their utmost efforts to secure the nomi
nation for Abbott prevailed.
Fledge Nominees to Pay Fare.
FREMONT, Neb.. Sept. 9-(Bpeclal Tele
gram.) The republican county convention
was held at the district court room this
afternoon. W. D. Holbrook was elected
chairman and O. O. Martin secretary. Del
rgatea were elected to the state conven
tion and the following county ticket nom
inated: County Judge, R. J. 8tlnson;
treasurer, C. C. Johnson, both of Fremont;
clerk. Prof. Gibbons of Dodge; sheriff, A.
Rauman of Fremont; surveyor, W. M.
Sunders of Hooper; coroner. Dr. J. P.
Overgard of Fremont; county superin
tendent, John Mataon of Hooper. The
only contests were on Judge and treas
urer. Resolutions were adopted commend
ing the administration of President Roose
velt, especially for his part In securing
peace between Russia and Japan and the
position of the party on railroad regula
tion. A strong anti-pass resolution was
also unanimously adopted, peldglng all
nominees to pay their own fares and ac
cept no favors from the railroad compa
nies. C. C. McNtsh was chosen chairman
of the county central committee and J. C.
Taming: Wants I'nfettrred Candidate.
WEST POINT. Neb., Bept. -Bpeclul
Telegram.) The republicans of Cuming
county met today In delegate convention in
West Point. Colonel J. C. Elliott presided
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snd W. T. S. Neligh was secretary. Alva
Webb of Logsn township was nominated
for sheriff." William Rerkenhauer of Ban
crnft for coroner. Charles MePermott of
West Point for treasurer. Herman Tledke
of Wlsner for clerk and Prof. Filley of
Bancroft for superintendent. Th nomtni
tlona for Judge and surveyor were left
blank, to be filled later by the county cen
tral committee. The delegates to the etite
convention are: O. D. Baaslnger. J. C. Me
Nlsh. John Nellor. George Vanderbarg. H.
J. Slmonson, William Oraunke. E. K. Val
entine. J. C. Ei:iott. John Tharp and F. C.
Nlclsnn. O. C- Anderson of West Point
Introduced a resolution rralslng President
Roosevelt and his administration, condemn
ing the use of railroad passes and Instruct
ing the delegates to vote for a candidate
for supreme Judge who Is free from railroad
domination. This resolution was passed
with great enthusiasm.
Against Passes and t'njnat Rates.
WEF.PINO WATER. Neb., Sept. 9.-9yvs-clal
Tlegram .) Cass county republleans to
day nominated the following ticket: Treas
urer, W. T. Adams; clerk, W. W. Perry;
Judge. A. I.. Ttdd; sheriff. C. D. Qulntln;
superintendent, J. W. Oamble; coroner. R.
I. Clements: surveyor. F.. E. Hilton: com
missioner. Second district, I D. Swttzer:
register of deeds (providing It Is necessary
to elect). H. A. Schneider. Ryron Clark
was elected state central committeeman.
R. R. Windham presided over the conven
tion snd I. W. Teegarden was secretary.
Congressman E. M. Pollard mad' a bril
liant speech at tne close. Resolutions were
Introduced lauding President Roosevelt,
against passes and unjust railroad rates
and favoring a uniform assessment. The
convention was harmonious and nearly
every candidate was nominated by accla
mation. Thurston Endorses Roosevelt.
FENDER, Neb, Sept. 9-(Special Tele
gram.) Thurston county's republican con
vention met today with a full quota of del
egates. A permanent organization, was
effected and the following were nominated
for county officers: Judge. J. M. Curry;
clerk, R. F. McDonald; sheriff, S. M. Young;
treasurer, M. M. Neumann; superintendent,
C. W. Hubbard: coroner. Dr. H. A. Relrh
enback; commissioner, Third district, T. L.
The following were selected to attend the
state convention: J. O. Oannon, M. T.
Moore, W. H. Mrry, Dave St. Cyr. E. J.
Smith, C. L. Day. M. M. Parrlsh. Resolu.
Hons were unanimously adopted endorsing
"In every particular the patriotic, safe and
conservative, and at the same time pro
gressive and fearless, administration of the
president, believing that he la controlled
only by a determination to be president of
the whole people, regardless of class or
condition, with an eye single to the best
Interests of all, at whose hands every In
terest will receive a fair deal, but none can
expect special privileges, which situation we
consider the highest attainment In the ad
ministration of government." The resolu
tions also endotse the state administration,
especially the action of Attorney General
Rrown "in his attempt to control, regulate
or put out of business any combination for
controlling any business of this state, and
generally his stand for the enforcement of
the laws of the state." W. P. Warner of
Dakota county was endorsed for chairman
of the state central committee.
WAYNE, Neb, Sept. 9. (Bperla! Tele
gram.) The republican county convention
held here today passed resolutions endors
ing President Roosevelt, Governor Mickey
and the state officials and nominated the
following county candidates: Judge, E.
Hunter; sheriff. Grant 8. Menrs; treasurer,
Thomas J. Evans; ooroner, J. J. Williams;
surveyor, Robert Jones. The delegates to
the state convention are: A. R. Davis,
Dr. J. J. Williams. Frank Tracy, R. D.
Merrill, O. C. Lewis, August Schroeder, W.
F. Sears, William Prince, Robert H. Jones,
Evan Jenkins, Charles Worth, R. Closson.
Strong Ticket In Cherry.
VALENTINE, Neb.. Sept. 9-(8peclal Tel
egram.) Republicans of Cherry county held
an enthusiastic convention here today, with
C. H. Cornell chairman and E. L. Heath
secretary. J. C. Pettljohn was re-elected
chairman of the republican oounty central
committee. Resolutions were adopted en
dorsing the national, state and county ad
ministrations. The county ticket nominated
Is complimented by those outside the re
publican fold as well as those within for
the strength it possesses, and Is as fol
lows: J. T. Keeley, clerk; tl. 8. Savage,
sheriff; W. D Armstrong, treasurer; N.
Polln, Judge: Miss Lulu Kortx, superin
tendent; A. T. LoBtervler, surveyor; A.
Lewis, coroner; C. J. O'Conner, Jr., com
missioner. Delegates to the state conven
tion are as follows: A. L. Towle, E, L.
Heath, M. B. McDowell, J. M. Tucker, R.
G. Eastley, Fred Cumbow, Max E. Viertol,
David Hanna and H. S. Savage.
Points to Ten Years Record.
DAKOTA CITY. Neb.. Sept. . (Special.)
Tha republican county convention for Da
kota county met In the court room this
afternoon and nominated, by acclamation,
the same nominees placed before the peo
ple by the citizen's mass convention two
weeks ago: Cle.k, W. L. Ross; treasurer,
Fred Blume; sheriff, H. C. Hansen; Judge,
J. J. Elmers; superintendent of schools,
George J. Boucher; surveyor, J. M. Leedom;
coroner. B. F. Sawyer; commissioner. First
district. Ed Morgan. All the nominees ex
cept county commissioner are the present
officeholders. Messrs. Ross, Blume and Han
sen serving their fUst terms, Boucher and
Leedom their second terms, Elmers the
third term and Sawyer the fourth term.
The following resolution, offered by R. B.
Evans, was adopted:
Resolved, We challenge the attention of
the citizens of our county to the change In
our financial condition since the citizen-republican
officers assumed control of the
county affairs in 1x9a. At that time our
bonded Indebtedness stood at $128,000 and
there was an outstanding floating Indebted
ness In addition of about Itaj.OuO; the annual
less than four-
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ATsg AGUE CtkaV-gf katejna aU afms.
levies hsd been bevond the legal and con
stitutional limit snd were still Insufficient
to pav our current expenses and the float
ing indcr.etrinees was getting higher and
higher eaeh year; county wsrrants and ac
cunts were morth but tS cents on the dol
lar, snd creditors had to wait from two to
four years for their money. T'nder the
business like management of the cltlxen
repuhltran administrations, the levies have
always been kept within the legal limit and
have been more than ample earh year to
ray current expense, and contributions
have been made annually toward the pay-n-ent
of the floating indebtedness, until to
day every dollar thereof has been paid and
county warrants sr paid In cash upon pre
sentation, and within the past year IW.ono
of the bonded Indebtedness has been paid
snd several more bonds will be paid within
the current year. With these facta ever In
view, we appeal with confidence to the
people of the county for support of tha
ticket again presented by the citlfens' and
repuhllran organizations of the county, and
we pledge In behalf of the candidates a
continuation of the "business like conduct of
county affairs, snd of material reductions
In the' bonded Indebtedness, until Dakota
county stands free and clear of every dol
lar of Indehetedness. a condition It has not
experienced for over thirty years.
The following delegates and alternates
were selected to attend the state conven
tion: Delegates W. P. Warner, W. H.
Ryan, T. D. Curtis, L. Kryger, Fred
Blume. Mel A. Schmled, Gerald Dillon, J.
P. Rockwell. Alternates A. C. Carroll,
Thomas C Ralrd, R. D. Rockwell, Ben
Ronderson, J. N. Royle, Henry Blermann,
Frank Way, R. E. Evans.
Resolutions offered by J. J. Elmers were
adopted endorsing the administration of
President Roosevelt and applauding his
successful efforts In establishing peace;
endorsing the present state administration
In all Its departments and commending It
as one of the most efficient In the history
of the state, and urging W. P. Warner
for chairman of the republican state cen
The convention was presided over by A,
f. Carroll as chairman and Mell A.
Endorse Rrown and Oppose Passes.
BT.Atp Neb,, Bept. 9 (Special Tele
gram.) There was a complete representa
tion of delegates at the Washington county
republican convention today, which was
called to order by E. Z. Russell, chairman
of the central committee. Rev. John Pat
rich was made chairman of the conven
tion and I,. A. Williams , secretary. Tho
following were nominated for county
pmce-s: Treasurer, E. Z. Russell; county
clerk. Harry Rlaco; county superintendent,
M. M. Patterson; sheriff, J. J. Blodgett;
coroner, E. C. Pierce; surveyor. W. H. Hill.
Marcus Reek was elected chairman of tho
county central committee for the coming
Delegates to the state convention are: I.
A. Williams. J. H. Dick. E. C. Jackson,
John McKay, O. W. Unthank. Marcus
Beck, Charles Clark, A Bovee, O. N. Rose,
George Mlchallsen. Chris Hansen, Frank
Jahnet, Henry Meier and Walter Mc
Cracken. Resolutions were ' adopted commending
the action of Attorney Oeneral Brown In
Instituting proceedings looking to the dis
solution of the Grain trust and declaring It
to be the sentiment of the republicans
"that no one be endorsed for office who
will In future accept passes, whether from
a railroad or other transportation oom
pany," and pledging all delegates to ths
state convention not to go or return on
Pass Topi Is Pmased Tp,
HOLDREOE, Neb.. Sept. 9. (Special
Telegram.) The republicans of Phelps
county held an enthusiastic oounty con
vention here today. The following ticket
was nominated: Clerk. C. L. Hedlund",
treasurer, Frank Hallgren; Judge, E. W.
Beghtol; sheriff, S. Fulk; superintendent.
H. E. Iarson; coroner. W. D. Shields; sur
veyor, P. O. Billings. The anti-pass ques
tion was not brought ud.
Endorse Merheely for Judge.
MINDEN. Neb., Sept. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) The republican county convention
was held here today with a good represent
ation from the townships and an enthusi
astic meeting. Resolutions were adopted
commending the administration of Roose
velt and the state administration. A resolu
tion was also adopted unanimously Instruct
ing the delegates to the stats convention
for J. L. McPheely for supreme Judge and
the following strong delegation was elected:
A. F. Harsh. A. C. Chrlstensen. U W.
Hague. G. F. Mllbourn. O. E. Anderson,
Noble Sanford, William Crawford, James
Morrison. C. W. Morrow, Peter Oman and
John Warp. The following county officers
were nominated: For county clerk. Charles
Bwanson; for treasurer, Lewis Anderson;
for sheriff, A. A. Wyatt; for Judge, F. L.
Carrleo; for superintendent, F. A. Burn
ham; for surveyor, J. A. Slater; for coroner.
Dr. J. A. Martin.
Sheridan Favors Direct Primary.
RCSHVILLE. Neb.. Sept. . (Special
Telegram.) The Sheridan county repub
lican convention was held this afternoon.
Charles Weston of Hay Springs was elected
chairman and A. C. Plants secretary. The
following candidates were nominated: For
county clerk, D. F. Van Vleck; for treas
urer, Lee Frits: for sheriff. Joe Bell; for
Judge, J. H. Edmunds; for superintendent.
C. L. Ilopper; for Coroner, Dr. J. Q. El
more; for surveyor, W. E. Mitchell; for
commissioner, J. F. McParland. Resolu
tions were passed favoring ths policy of
President Roosevelt and a direct primary
law. Considering It was harvest time, ths
attendance was good and much Interest
was taken In the proceedings of ths con
vention. GETS A BABY It DEHVEH DEPOT
Nebraska Womaa Holds Child for a
stranger Who Falls to Ketara.
DENVER, Sept. 9. (Special Telegram.)
Mr. apd Mrs. Adelbert H. Browning of
Pawnee. Neb., who have been attending
the Grand Army reunion, left yesterday for
home. As they were seated at the depot
Just before train time a strange woman
approached and asked Mrs. Browning to
bold her 1-year-old baby while she at
tended to an errand. She did so, and the
woman disappeared, never to return again.
Mrs. Bruwiilng found this nots pinned to
the child: "Name, Helen Brown. Born
August L IM. Take good care of her. She
la of good parentags."
Veteran starts Newspaper.
YORK, Neb., Sept. 9-(Speclal.) Volume
I and No. 1 of the Thomas County Weakly,
edited and printed by E. F. Chlttiden. has
been received here by many friends of Mr.
Chittenden, who wish him success In his
new paper at Seneca, Neb, Mr. Chittenden
Is a pioneer settler of York county and for
years has lived in York. He Is an old
soldier and Is 71 years of sge and looks
quits feeble. A few years ago he lost his
eyesight and afterward received treatment
and again regained partially his eyesight.
A short time ago Mr. Chittenden and his
sister, who is 82 years of age, homesteaded
(under the KU.k.M ud, uearly 1.100 acres
near Seneca, Neb., and have built on ths
line between the two homesteads a frams
house that Is of sufficient size to be on
both places, in which they reside. Their
claim is within one mile of town.
Boy Shot by Farmer.
CRETE. Neb.. Sept. (Special. -Last
night st t o'clock Ned Darling and two
other boys entered the melon patch of Her
man Wellsge. The owner was prepared
for the raid and lay In wait for them with
a shotgun. As soon as the boys started to
get some of the melons he made his pres
ence known by. firing at them. The snot
hit young Darling In the left aide and
throat, penetrated his left lung and en
tered his windpipe. The doctor In attend
ance expresses tear that Lhe bojr will do
NO NOTICE OF THE MEETING
Ouinnan Burgess' Aotioa tha Sobjitt of
FIGHT ON FOR STATE FAIR SECRETARYSHIP
President Mellor a Candidate, bat
DoaMfal Whether . r. Raasett,
the Present Incumbent,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Sept. 9. (Special ) The
secrecy with which the meeting of the ex
ecutive committee of the republican state
committee pulled off Its meeting last night
has been the topic of much comment here
today. L. L. Llndsey, a member of the
committee, said Chairman Burgess had told
him of the meeting laat night and that ho
had not heard of It until then, though Bur
gess told Llndsey he had sent him a notice
several days before. Secretary Allen of the
committee, whose duty It Is to send out
notices for the chairman, knew nothing of
the meeting until he read about It In the
morning papers. Chairman Burgess said
he had notified the members of the com
mittee the first of the week, though he had
not made the call public,
ate Fair Matters.
The State fair board will meet Wednes
day night to cast up Its accounts and see
Just where It stands from a financial stand
point. It is believed by members of the
board of managers that the receipts will
offset all Indebtedness and there will be no
After the financial settlement Is effected
then will come the election of a secretary
to succeed the late Governor Furnas, whore
place has been filled by 8. C. Bassett. The
election will occur at the January meeting.
The board has decided that the secretary
must reside In Lincoln and therefore It Is
not known whether Mr. Bassett would con
sent to take the place and spend all his
time In Lincoln. President Mellor, It Is
understood, Is a candidate for secretary
and it Is thought probable that he will be
able to land the place. When Mr. Mellor
accepted the presidency he gave the board
to understand that he would be a candi
date for secretary at the next meeting. The
position carries with It Is a salary of 12,400
Motorannn Gets a Shock.
Isaac Thomas, a motorman, grabbed both
ends of a broken trolley wire this morning
and tried to splice them. The shock
knocked him senseless and he was, taken
from the top of his car by passengers and
laid on the ground. City Physician Slat
tery said he would be able to return to
work in a few days.
Farmer Killed hy Train.
John Barrett, a wealthy retired farmer,
who recently removed to Lincoln, died at
Bt. Elisabeth hospital last night as the re
sult of an accident In which his right leg
was cut off below the knee and the left leg
badly mangled. Barrett was going to
Davey on the Northwestern train and was
riding upon the platform, from which he
slipped and fell under the wheels of the
train. He was about 70 years old and
leaves a son and daughter.
COLFAX COIHTY OLD SETTLERS
Fourth Annual Reunion with Roast
Ox and Some Prises.
SCHUYLER, Neb.. Sept. 10.-(Speclal.)-The
fourth anual reunion of the Colfax
County Old Settlers" association Is a thing
of the past. The day, though cloudy In
the morning, was an Ideal one and the old
timers bertn arriving early. The picnic
was held on the court house lawn and the
roast ox proved a star attraction. The
speaker of the day. Attorney McCalllster,
was unable to attend. Hon. J. M. Devlne,
Charles Morlan and Judge Wells each
made addresses. The prizes of two dollars
each were awarded as follows: Man living
In Colfax oounty longest, Daniel Hash-
berger; woman living In Colfax county
longest, Mra. Sarah Hashberger. The
Hashbergers have lived here since 1850.
For the oldest and first married couple In
the county, Mr. and Mrs. James Haney,
1RB0. The oldest boy born In the county,
Elmer Davis, I860, and the oldest girl, Mrs.
Katy Dowd, 172. For the man who took
the first homestead and still resides on
same, Levi Adams; the oldest married
couple In the county and still residing In
the county, James Haney and wife. They
have lived here since 16. Old timers liv
ing In other places began to arrive yester
day. Prominent among them was Joseph
Blips, the South Omaha stockman. Mr.
Bliss Is one of the pioneers of this county.
The afternoon was passed In swapping
stories of the early days In the county.
A ball game In the afternoon and a dance
In the evening composed the features of
the day. A meeting of the officers was
held In the afternoon and officers elected
for the coming year.
Nebraskao is Shot la Far Writ.
NORFOLK. Neb., Sept. 9.-(Speclal.)
John Lodge, aged 41, who made his home
for years In Norfolk, and whose parents
still reside here, was fatally shot by a
person whose name has not yet been re
19 Years Old
With more than $1,100,000 of
farm first mortgages as assets is
the record of the
OF LINCOLN, NEB.
It sells lis policies from two
to ten dollars per thousand
cheaper than the eastern compa
nies. Has a lower death rate, a
lower expense rate and a higher
W. C. WILSON, J. II. IIARLEY,
We move to our new building, Howard
and 16th street, next Friday and Saturday. On
these two days we will suspend business.
The next few days will be banner selling days
in our present location as we desire to close
out everything possible before we move.
Big reductions on everything, including
Furniture, Carpets, Rugs and Draperies.
Remember we close Friday and Satur
day, September 5th and . 16th. Open for
business in our new store, Howard and 16th
Sts., Monday morning, September 18th.
Orchard & Wilhelm
Hfter Sept. 18 at Howard and 16th Sts.
ceived, at Sacramento, C:il., yesterday. The
tragedy occurred at the race track there
and the shooting, according to a message
received by the father, Charles Lodge, was
altogether without provocation.
DR. VOI M ASFI'"I,1K FOn ftKGKXT
Well Knosrn Aahlnnd Physlclnn Can
didate for Slnte Ottlce.
ASHLAND, Neb., Sept. 9. (Special.)
Saunders county will have a candidate for
regent of the State university in tho per
son of Dr. A. 8. Von Mansfelde, a prom
inent physician and surgeon of this city.
Dr. Mansfelde has been a resident of Ne
braska for nearly thirty years. Although
not an office seeker, ho has been persuaded
by his friends to become a candidate. He
has always taken considerable interest In
educational matters and Is a staunch sup
porter of the State university, having had
three daughters and a son graduate from
that Institution. He is a Roosevelt repub
lican and an advocate of higher education.
Fatal Fire at Wrrplns Water.
WEEPING WATER. Neb.. Sept. 9. (Spe
cial.) About 6 o'clock this morning the
alarm of fire called the department out to
the home of Riley Rector. Mrs. Rector was
Just starting a fire In the stove and poured
on oil from a can, which exploded. Her
clothes caught Are and she ran out of tho
house Into the yard, and Mr. Rector and
son Samuel followed and extinguished the
flames. Mrs. Rector was horribly burned
on the arms and body. Mr. Rector on tha
arms and lower limbs and the son's hands
were burned: The kitchen was ablase, but
was soon extinguished. Considerable dam
age was done to the main body of the
house. Mrs. Rector died from the effects of
the burns about 10 a. m. She was about 68
Prospect for Coal at Louisville.
LOUISVILLE. Neb., Sept. 9.-(SpeciaI
A local company has been formed at this
place, with H. E. Pankonln president and.
William Thomas secretary, for the purpose
of prospecting for coal, strong evidence of
which has been found on the farms of
Amos Kleser and George Jackman, three
miles west of town. Work will begin next
Tuesday and be pushed rapidly, ,
was the state of A. C. Stlckel's daughter,
Miletus, W. Va., with a leg sore. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve cured her. 28 cents. For sale
by Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
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