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he Omaha Daily Bee
XX- NO. GO.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1908.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Thirteen Thousand People Rendered
Homeless in Minnesota.
GOVERNOR APPEALS TOR AID
Town of Chiiholm, in Mesaba Range,
i Entirely Wiped Out.
OTHLi; FLACES SUFFER GREATLY
Thousands of Acres of Timber and
Farm Lands Laid Waste.
PROPERTY LOSS WILL BE MILLIONS
Wind Fortunately Die Dorrm and
Prrrnt Prniwrt la that No
More Damage Will Be
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
S a. m ;
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Lm. 10 a. m 70
j-"" 11 a. m 7
a 12 m
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ft o vt 2 p. m 81
iAS) 5 3 p. m 82
)rT- 4 p. m 82
fff)r ' t p. m 82
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ST. PAUL,, Minn., ept. . Governor
Jolirson today lustied the following proc
lamation; A great disaster has come to northeastern
Minnesota, tnisholm, one of the splendid
cult s of the Mesaba range, has been totally
desu-oyed by a destructive forest fire,
which swept over a large portion of St.
Louis o-iunty. Every home and business
hous of that Community Is burned, and
,UU people are suddenly rendered home
Jess, the property loss amounting to mil
lion of dollars. Enrly reports Indicate
also the total destruction of the mining
location of Shenandoah, Hartly and Pllls
burg. The total number of people rendered
homeless will reach 12,000, and vast tracts
of agricultural land have also been devas
tated. IMIs disaster la without parallel In the
history of Minnesota, and In view of the
appalling calamity I appeal to the generos
ity of tne people of Mlnuesota for liberal
aid, and. owing to the great necessity, ask
that this assistance be a prompt a possi
ble. To this end I hereby appoint Hon. R. p.
IlHVen, A. C. Weiss, Milton Bunnell, A. L.
Ordan, A. J. Washburn and H. M. Preyton
of Duluth and Martin Hughes of Hlbblng
a gnneral committee to receive and disburse
contributions for the relief of the uf-
'"'arso appoint tho mayors of th aeveral
cities and village of the state as apecla
commlsstoners to take charge of the work
of organisation tn their respective munici
palities, and to proceed Immediately, that
the. suffering of the afflicted be minimised.
JOHN A. JOHNSON. Governor
tarr ( Disaster.
DULUTH. Minn.. Sept. 6. Aftsr destroy
ing the town of Chisholm. on the Mesaba
range, and burning over thousands f
acre In Bt. Louis, Carleton and Itaca
countlea In Minnesota, and the northern
portion of Douglass county, 'Wisconsin, the
many forest flrea which have been raging
In these district tver checked today, and
If the wlr.d doe not spring up again It is
iik.w that further damage will be
The strong wind which had driven the
flames before It In many umperea ana
agricultural districts subsided this morn
ing and the thousands of homelesa peo
ple were given a chance to take stock of
their belonging and prepare to replace
tha many burned farms and settlements
and tha one flourUhlng town of Chla
holm, on the Mesaba range, sixty-five
miles north of Duluth.
The subsiding of the wind enabled the
Inhabitant of Buhl and Nashwauk to
save those towns. 8everal buildings at
the edge of Nashwauk were burned, but
by valiant all-night work the 1,000 miners
and cltlsens prevented the flames fionj
sweeping over the village. The town was
entirely surrounded by a wall of fire
and Its escape from obliteration was re
markable. There Is little timber adja
cent to Buhl and, although forest fires
lompletely surrounded the village, tha
00 Inhabitants had only to extinguish
4he incipient blazes started by falling
brand to protect tha village. Nashwauk
la twenty-live mile southwest of Chis
holm and Buhl Is seven mile to the
Chisholm presents a scene of ruin and
desolation. Blackened and smoking piles
of charred wood, little heap of gray
ashes stlired by th fitful breeze,
scorched, gaunt skeletons of brick and
mortar, all canopied with a dense pull
of smoke, comprise what was one of tne
nOtt flourishing town on the great
Mesaba Iron rang. The only remaining
buildings are th new $125,000 high
school, the grade school, the Catholic
church, th Italian church and a dozen
buildings In th southernmost parts of
the toun, which were saved by a few
heroic fire fighters who stuck to their
posts In the face of th cyclonic on
slaught of the flames and amok.
The damage to property la estimated at
, SI. 000, 000 and th personal property at
$750,000, Including th stocks of th mer
chants. ll:i leu for Hef na.
DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 8. Insurance car
ried by Chisholm merchants amounts to
(500,000. Hibblng. five miles west of Chis
holm, afforded accomodation to about 1,000
refugees from Chisholm last night, and It
Is expected that about S.uuO will be given
place to sleep tonight. Th Duluth, Mes
aba Northern railroad started a car of
RUSTIN MYSTERY IS CLEARED
Police Officials Give Out that Much
and Refuse to Say More.
STATEMENT BY RICE WOMAN
rondltlon Warrant Coin
with Plan Made Last
PORTLAND, Or.. Sept. .-E. H. Harrl
man left late laat night for San Francisco
In a special train.
Speaking last night at a reception held
In his honor at the Commercial club, Mr.
"We find ourselves In far better shape
after the senseless money panic of last fall
than might have been expected, and the
lest year leaves us with hardly a scratch.
We are In a position now to go ahead and
complete the work laid out and will do so."
Referring to the advent of the new roads
on th north bank of the Columbia river,
constructed by the James J. Hill system,
Mr. Harriman said: "We have never don
anything to keep our northern neighbor
out and we will not do o. Incident In
the past were due more than anything else
to a misunderstanding. We thought we had
an agreement with our northern neighbors
that we believed was violated. That has
all been smoothed out now and there are
no hard feelings. We are Just a much In
terested as any one In developing this coun
try and In helping others develop It, for
what helps the country helps us who are
interested here. We welcome other rail
roads In helping this state grow."
Mr. Harrlman showed that he meant
what he said In regard to the animosity
between his system and the Hill Interests
being at an end, for he said later, that
while all rivalry between the two system
Is not over In a business way, they will
be more neighborly hereafter and less vin
dictive. Mr. Harrlman left for San Frsnclsco to
night. He will stop at Medford and Ash
land enroute, and at Weed will meet Mrs.
Harrlman and party, who return by way of
SEYMOUR GUARDS WIN PRIZES
Crack Omaha Woodmen Team Makes
Remarkably Illah Score at
ALGONAC. Mich., Sept. -6. (Special Tele
gramsThe Seymour Guard of Seymour
camp. No. 16, Oninha. won the two princi
pal first prlte at the second annual en
campment of the uniform rank Woodmen
of the World, held at Russeli Island,
Algonae, Mich., August SI to September S.
In the field drill the famous guards, under
Captain Richards, made the nearly perfect
sooro of !-L The field drill prize wu 1500.
and tl blue ribbon. The floor work prize
consisted tf the sovereign camp champion
ship trophy cup. which the guards 'held,
having won It at St. Louts In 19m, and a
cash prize of 8500 and the blue r.bbon. Tb
score in this work was 97.
CHICAGO, Sept. B.-Joscph Cullen Root
of Omaha, founder and sovereign com
mander of the Modern Woodmen and
Woodmen of the World, will be the guest
of honor at a monster cluss initiation of
the Woodmen of the World Bt the Interna-
. ii 4. MmAnn " i " ' :1 i "! 11 . fit'
uonai iT.o. ; . . see Mrs. Rick after the conference, as they
hnn rrntly b?en chosen lioati or ii.e us- , ... .
nas , J y4 " m tm i 1 have lnce ,he was taken Into custody as
-hin.n. hv this order. 1 he . exercises are - -
delete with Coaaty Attorney- aad
Pelle Officials for Some Tina
and Makes a Signed
"There II no longer any . mystery con
nected with the death of Dr. Frederick
Rustln, found by his wife dying from a
gunshot wound on th porch of his home,
at 410S Farnam street, last Wednesday
This startling .statement was made at 10
o'clock last night by one of the highest
police official In th department, following
a conference Which lasted two and one
half hours, . between the woman, Mrs. A.
Rice, "held as a witness," Chief Donahue,
County Attorney James P. English, Captain
Henry Dunnt Chief of Detective Savage
and other detective on the case. The con
ference wa held In th matron' depart
ment at the city Jill. Th officials had
been In conference with th Ric woman
but a few minutes when former Court Re
porter Sutcliff was sent for, and police of
ftc'als say he took a detailed statement of
the Rice woman, who formerly told the
officer she left Dr. Rustln soon after mid
night Wednesday morning.
County Attorney James English prac
tlcally confirmed the statement of the po
lice official In reqraxd to the clearing up of
the mystery and tho Importance of the
conference yesterday afternoon, though he
was very reticent about discussing the long1
conference with tha Rice woman.
"I have a statement from Mrs. A. Rice
which will be Introduced at the coroner'
Inquest Tuesday morning In the form of
a signed statement." said the county at
"Does it clear up the mystery In the
death of Dr. Frederick Rustin?"
"I do not care to say it 1 an Im
portant statement." ".
"Can It be considered as the most Im
portant development since Dr. ' Rustln wa
found dying by his wife?"
"It I a very Important statement. Per
haps the most Important development."
Ena-Ilah la Cautions.
"Has the story told by the woman
when she was ' first questioned been
"It had been added to materially, but I
do not care to discuss it now. There ia
still some work to be done before the
statement goes to the coroner's Jury."
"Did Mrs. Rice Implicate persons not yet
mentioned In connection with the case?"
"Eh gave us Information which will de
velop something later."
Chief of Police Donohue was equally
close when it came to discussing the sub
ject and went fo his home immediately
after tha conference at the police station,
where he refused to be Interrogated on the
subject of th conference.
"Did th empty cartridge said to hav
been found Jn the Rice woman' handbag
develop anything," Captaht -Savage of the
detectives was askad.'
To this question the chief o fdetectlves
replied that the cartridge ' Ih connection
with the case waa a 32 caliber loaded shell
found In the rooms at 1202 Douglas atreet
and was of no significance as It might
have been In the rooms before they were
occupied by the woman. .
Rice Wnntan Incommunlenndo.
The police refused -to alplow anyone to
bring prepared by business men of Chicago.
Among the speakers will bo Governor
Deneen, Congressman Morris 8hephard, H.
J. Toner, Roy O. 'West. John E. W. Way
rrian. Congressman Martin E. Madden,
Charles W. Vail, and Alfred R. Porter,
all members of the order.
Lnaor Day at Hlnus Falls.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D.. Sept. &-(Speclat.)
Th Labor day celebration to be held in
this city tomorrow Is expected to be the
most elaborate and successful affair of
the kind In the history of Sioux Falls. Pre
parations for the event have been fully
completed. Mayor W. T. Doollttle will pre
side at a meeting which will be held in
Seney Island park Immediately following
the annual parade of the local labor orgni
zntlons.' Mayor Doollttle is a union labor man of
many years' standing and his address,
will be along union lines. He will, at the
conclusion of his address, Introduce Rev.
Frank Fos, pastor of the local Congrega
tional church, who will mak the principal
address of the day. After the speaking
various sports will toe Indulged in for the
entertainment of the thousands of persons
who will gather at th Island. The parade
will be made up of all the labor organiza
tions of the city and hundreds of persons
will be In ltne.
Prises In Firemen's Toarnamenf.
NORTH PLATTE. Neb.. Sept. .-( Spe
cial.) The State Firemen's fifteenth annual
tournament ended here Friday. The tourna
ment haa been a success, and it together
with th carnival company attracted large
crowds during the entire week. Running
tsnta from Duluth for Hlbblng this after- (firemen's teams from Alliance, North Bend,
noon on receipt of a message from Mayor Grand Island, Fullerton and Friend were
Welrlck. T thousand tents can be used : present and participated In the fetes,
and by tomorrow night a white city will I The winnings and prizes ware quite
hav sprung ou on the environs of Hlbblng. jtqually distributed among the different con
Only 1.0U) persons wer givn beds injtestants. except the 350-yard free-for-all
private home and hotel last night a most : hose race, which resulted in a tie between
of Chisholm' population was too much ex- j three teams, the North Bend, Alliance and
cited to seek a place to rest. There are Friend. The prise, consisting of was
many destitute persons. Many men who I evenly divided among the three,
were rated a well to do are without funds
Chief Donahue and County Attorney
English were In a public place yesterday
afternoon when an automobile rolled up
and they were hurried to the police sta
tlon. This action before a number of peo
pie was ndtlced Immediately and it was Im
mediately surmised there was something
A. M. Clary of Des Moines, father of
Mrs. Rice, was at the police station while
his daughter was in conference with the
officials. He was not admitted to the
room. He talked with the reporters who
stood guard outside. He told for the first
time of his acquaintance with Rice, who
married his daughter and deserted her to
enter the army.
"Mr. Rice claimed Chicago a his home,
though he enlisted in the army In Boston,
his father having given him a three years'
military course first. He is a college grad
uate, though I am not sure whether it was
Harverd he went or not. He served In the
Philippines and was a color aergeant the
last I knew. He wa discharged from the
army a few weeks ago in Boston.
"I don't know whether my daughter's
husband Is In Boston now or whether he Is
in Chicago, or where he is. I never knew
him very well and do not know whether
he was of a Jealous disposition or not. My
daughter is certainly telling the truth and
I would believe her in spite of everything."
Vermont Maple Syrup
Bulkier Guest Excuse me, Bill, but I like plenty with mine.
From th Chicago News.
TAKES STOCK OF RESOURCES
Uncle Sam Ascertaining Extent of
MOVEMENT NONPARTISAN ONE
Work of Compilation In tho - Hands
of Henry Gannett, Assistant
Dlnetoi. af Cakss
' Cenaoa. "
to bay meal today. In most instances
thes misfortunes are only temporary as
many will soon receive their in.ir.rance
money. However, some merchants lost
everything they had except tlis clothes on
their bucks and there will be much suffer
ing and financial embarassment.
HITCHCOCK BACKJN NEW YORK
Intends to Remain There I ntlt
After th Election In
NEW YORK. Sept; . Chairman Frank
H. Hitchcock of th republican national
commute arrived In New York this eve
ning ar.d will remain until after the elec
tKin In Maine. September 11. The arrange
ment mad with Mr. Taft on MldJ'.a Bass
Island yrirday. in which th republican
candidate for president will begin a speech
making trip about 6ctober 1, seemed to
please Mr. Hitchcock. He thought most
of Mr. Taft'a aietis would be nude In
th mlddl west, although some time might
be devoted to New York and other eastern
states. Th West Virginia ease, heard by
subcommittee, will be presented to Mr.
frjluncock rooiorrow. .
Peterson Held on Serious t'harare.
LOWELL, Neb., Sept. .-(8peclal Tele
gram.) This community wea stirred up Fri
day by the arrest of George B. Peterson
on a paternity charge, made by his own
16-year-old daughter, who is now In a
rescue home In Omaha. Peterson denies
his guilt and charges another man ia the
guilty one, but his daughter insist on her
father' guilt. Peterson has a wit and six
children. His wife is deaf and dumb, lie
has been bailed out of Jail by his employer
and a neighbor. He is In very straitened
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ROTl KK DAM
INCREASE IN ARMY PROPOSED
President 'Will Recommend It Be
Raised to One Hnndred
WASHINGTON. Sept. 6. President
Roosevelt in his final annua) message to
congress probably will recommend an in
crease in the numerical strength of the
army to at least 100,000 men. At present
the army Is on a footing of 60,000 men, the
number provided for in time of peace. To
the general staff It has become evident lr.
the last two yeara that 60,000 men are too
few to properly garrison the posts. These
posts Include the garrisons in the Insular
possessions of America.
The law provides that th army may be
increased to 100, 000 in time of need.
Mother Searching for Daughter.
CENTRAL CITY, Neb.. Sept 6. (Special.)
Mrs. Cecilia Alexander of Hastings has
been here in search of her daughter, who
eloped with a Hastings man, who left his
wife for th girl.
On July Assistant City Electrician O.
Feller of Hastings ran away with Goldle
Anderson, hi wife's niece. They left In a
livery auto, and stopping at tha hotel in
Chapman, registered as man and wife.
Then they took an eaatbound train for
Omaha. Th Omaha police were warned
to look out for th couple, but th informa
tion arrived fifteen minutes after th train
was in. and a protracted search fox them
proved unavailing. Feller waa married to
a sister of Mrs. Cecilia Alexander two
Mrs. Alexanders daughter is only 18
years of age. Her mother waa' almost
heartbroken over th affair, and when a
thorough search by th officer of th law
yielded no results, ah took up th quest
herself. When she stopped her she was
returning from her second trip to Omaha
and Council Bluff within W
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. (Special). The
first return to th National Conservation
commission show that Uncle Sam la mak
ing fine headway with hi Inventory of
natural resource. It is perhaps a bigger
Job than he at first suspected, but indica
tions are that he ia going to get through it
In good time. Very likely It ha cut hort
the vacation plans of some of hia best
helpers, but there has been no complaint.
His corps of investigators, statisticians, ex
perts and scientists have buckled down
closely to work all summer. -.
Inquiries have been going out from this
and that government office by the thou
sand. They hav gone to special agents in
the field, to the government stations here
and there, to bureaus of statistics all over
the country, to county clerks, to township
assessors, to manufacturers, to . lumber
dealers, to railroad and steamboat com
panies and to farmers. The chiefs of the
government bureau have been wanting to
know about lands farm lands, timber
land, mineral land; about crop and crop
production; about swamp and overflow
lands; about irrigation; about navigation
how far the use of our Inland waterwuys
has decreased and the reason for the de
crease; the cost of water traffic aa com
pared with railroad rates; the use of water
power and its possibilities; about all
phases of the forests and of timber and
lumber; about how much of mlnerala we
have left and the probable duration of the
mineral supply, and about live stock and
game and fish.
Inventory of Natural Wealth.
This is only the most hurried kii-d of
general sum up of the ''6chedule of In
quiries" of the National Conservation com
mission. Just what it really is can be
seen only by studying a copy of this most
unusual document, the schedule, on which
Uncle Sam Is basing the first Inventory he
ever attempted to make of his natural
wealth. It can be obtained by writing a
letter to Th'otna R. Shlpp, secretary of the
National Conservation commission. Forest
service, Washington, D. C. The Conserva
tion commission also gets out "Bulletins
of Progress," which show Just how rapidly
the conservation movement, started at the
White House conference cf governors, is
going forward. These also may be obtained
from the secretary.
Since the governor and the great na
tional organizations hav shown so great
an interest in the conservation of re
sources the movement has spread all over
the United States. New State Conserva
tion commissions are reported to the Na
tional Conservation commission . at the
rate of three or four a week and large
national organisations are rapidly com
ing forward with conservation coinmlt
tee of their own. The conservation
movement bureaus are rapidly pushing
work on the inventory of resource in
order that a preliminary report may be
made to the National Conservation com
mission at its meeting In Washington
Tuesday, December 1. , One week later,
Tuesday, December 8, the governors of
the states and territories, or their rep
resentatives, will meet in Washington
with the commission. Already, although
the Invitation has not yet been issued,
the governors of some twelv or fifteen
states and terrltorlea hav announced
their Intention to be present at the meet
ing. Among these are Governor Frear
of Hawaii and Governor Hoggatt Of
That th conservation movement ia ab
solutely nonpartisan U shown in th
vigorous declarations in th platform ot
both leading political parties In favor of
conservation of natural resource. Mr.
Bryan, who spoke at th governor' con-
REHEARSAL F0R I-ALL MUSIC
Preparations Begtln for the Festival
to Be Held by the Oratorio
The first rehearsal of the Oratorio So
ciety ot Omaha for the coming season will
be held at Unity church. Seventeenth and
Cass streets, Tuesday at S p. m. Work
will be at once taken upon th choruses
for the October concert to be given at
Boyd's theater. This will be the first of
a aeries of concert to be given this season
and ending with the "May music festival"
at th Auditorium next May. All singer
are earnestly requested to be present. This
Invitation Is extended to all, and strangors
will be made welcome.
This i th Oratorio society's fourth sea
son and the membership Is to be increased
from 100 to 200. All the leading vocaj
teachers have been requested to serve on
tho examining board and to recommend
such of their students to the society as
will be mutually advantageous.
There will be no Initiation fee or dues
this year. Ira B. Pennlman has again been
appointed director of music for the coming
year by the executive committee of the
Omaha May Music Festival association,
J. J. Dodds, president; E. W. Bovell, treas
urer; -Arthur Chase, secretary. The bus
iness affairs of the concerts will be man
aged by Alfred Donaghue, Jr.
HEAVY LOSSES BY FIRE
Michigan Upper Pen In so la Will Lose
Millions . of Feet of
HOUGHTON. Mich., Sept. 6.-The losses
by forest fires in the upper peninsula this
year are thj heaviest on recotd.
Forest fires raging in Houghton county
the last few days sprang up afresh during
the night, and today Houghton and th
entire Portage Lake district was enveloped
in a dense pall of smoke, occasioning much
alarm. Investigation shows there are no
fires within eight miles of town to the east,
but south of here the woods are burning
within three or four miles of habitation
Millions of feet of timber have been burned
and many fatm are in danger of being
OTOE 19 SHORT OF TKACHERS
Thirteen School In County Unable to
Open for Fall Session.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Sept. S. (Spe
cial.) According to the report of County
Superintendent R. C. King, there were
thirteen schools, in this county that will
not be able to open Monday on account
of the shortage of teaci ia and those
schools will have to remain closed until
teachers have been secured. A month
ago there waa a shortage of forty-seven
teachers, but since then the shortage has
been cut down to thirteen. There la alao
a shortage of a teacher in th schools of
this city because of resignation. -
STATE CONVENTIONS AHEAD
Law Provides They Shall Meet at
Lincoln September Twenty-Two.
CANDIDATES SELECT DELEGATES
Soma Difference of Opinion a to Who
is Entitled to Pnrtioipata In
. the Nomina- of tha
TWO THOUSAND LEAD
Shallenberg-er Already This Far
Ahead of Mayor Dahlman.
BEHQE CUMBINO STEADILY 017
Only Five Hundred Votes Behind
DEMOCRATS HAVE TWO CONTESTS
Cowg-ill Tor Commissioner, Oatewood
for Secretary of State Ahead.
IIINSHAW'S MAJORITY IS 4,310
Barton, Blahep, Cow lea and William
Still Maintain Their Position
Taken Early In th
(Continued OB Second Page)
New Tim Schedule.
HURON. S. D., Sept. . tSpeclnl.) The
new passenger train schedule on the Chi
cago & Northwestern railway, which has
Just come Into effect, give South Dakota
the beat railway service it has ever had
before. Two additional passenger trains
now operate between Omaha, Huron and
Oakes, each carrying through sleepers.
Through trains with sleepers will also op
erate between Chicago, Huron and Dead
wood. These change will prove very help
ful during state fair week. September 7-11.
By the new arrangement it ia thought
that aeveral oldtlme conductora and train
men will be compelled to remove to other
citiea to realde.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 0. (Speclal.)-State con
ventiou of the varioua political parties
will be held at the state house September
22, the fourth Tuesday in September. At
these conventions platforms will be formu
latcd and state committees will be selected
by euch party, one for each senatorial dis
trict. The committeemen will ba selected
by the delegates to the convention.
Under the provisions of the primary law
the nominees for county officers should
have met yesterday, the first Saturday
after the primary, at tha county seat and
selected a committeeman from each pre
cinct In each county. Within the coming
week or by next Saturday, the law pro
vides, these committeemen shall meet, elect
a chairman of the county central commit
tee and shall select one delegate to the
The law provides county committees shall
be selected on the second Saturday after
the primaries of this yesr, September 12.
The nominees for county officers shall
select this committee and it shall consist of
not less than one member from each voting
precinct in the county.
In congressional and Judicial districts the
congressional nominee selects his own
committee, as does the nominee for Judge.
Should more than one candidate for Judge
be nominated in a district, each nominee
has an equal voice In selecting the com
mittee. In the appointment of the committeemen
to select the delegate tn the state conven
tion, which tho law provides shall be done
by the nominees for county officers, some
hold the legislative nominees are not to be
consulted because, they hold, in the mean
ing of the law the legislative nominee is
not counted as a county, but rather as a
district candidate. Should this be true, the
democrats, in Lancaster county, will be In
a bad way fcr they have no candidate for
county attorney, which, the way some peo
ple hold. Is the one nominee lo select the
state convention delegate.
Frank Tyrrell, the republican nominee for
county attorney, held a meeting by himself
Saturday, but adjourned until Tuesday, at
which time he has invited all the otfcer
nominees in the county to meet with htm
and select the delegates and the county
An effort will be made at both the re
publican and democratic state conventions
to Include a. plank in the platform favoring
county option. The democratic convention
will have a plank endorsing the proposition
for the guaranty of bank deposits.
The following table shows the value rt
Complete returns from serenty-elght
countlea and Incomplete return from evn
show Mayor Dahlman two thousand vole
behind Shallenberger In the race for the
democratic nomination for governor. Berge
I oomlng on close behind the mayor, his
total being only 637 lower with half of hi
horn county, Lancaster, to be heard
Leaders In th contest on the republican
and democratic state ticket are disclosed
by the following total compiled from the
votes of Xorty-elght counties, complete,
comprising Antelope, Banner, Brown. But
ler, Burt, Cass, Cheyenne, Colfax. Cuater..
Cuming, Dawson, Dawes. Dixon, Douglas,
Fillmore. Goaper, Hitchcock. Howard,
Hall, Hooker, Johnson. Keith, Knox, Mad
ison, Nance, Otoe, Pawnee, Tlerc. Phelps,
Richardson, Saltn, Sarpy. Stanton,
Thomas, Thurston, Washington, York,
Kearney, Hayes, Red Willow, Dundy, Jef
ferson, Lincoln, Adams, Hamilton, Saun
ders, Wheeler and Webster:
Alden s. .c0
Husenetter .., 4.M4
Rama Ttv, 2,it5
Aar.ms 4.S J
Abbott , I.t.s
Karr , 1.9i
Van Wagenen 73
Democrat lo Ticket.
Garrett , .I44
SECRETARY, OF STATES. -
Price '. ,
on State Tickets.
Adams , 114
Brown 29 .
Box Butte 88
C herry 3
Cedar , 1(4
I- romler, 2 pcta t
Furies, pcta it
Grunt, 1 pel I
Lancaster, 23 prec ta.. wl
Prairie Fire Near Mar la.
STURGI9; S. D.. Sept. 6-8peclal Tele
gram.) Fierce prairie flrea started south
of town this afternoon on the Forbes place.
The alarm waa turned In and fifty firemen
and cltlxeus went out from here, and after
two hours' hard flgritlng the fir was jut
out. A high wind prevailed. It Is sup
posed to have started from locomotive
of a stock train.
CENTRAL CITY An announcement has
been received in the city of the marriage
of Miss Irene Hunt to Silas P. Davis in
Belllngham, Wash., at th home of the
bride's parents on August 26. The bride
Is th daughter of Dr. and Mr. W. N.
Hunt, who lived here for a number of
yeara, moving from hero about six years
ago. Th coupl will mak their bom at
Kuck. 1 prec't.
Seward, i pets.
Burlington railroad property which will be
i.rtlfiaH (a rh (Awn rn that mart to hr i Sheridan
levied against for local purposes. The j l? ...'."'.il"".!.'.'..'. 23
values given are one-ruth or tne actual
B. nkelnian ..
15.1 Ijackeon $ 2.852
3.2. iJohnson S.64
31.3Se IJunlta .tj
M, iKtarnev S8.7SV
7.T iKeneeaw 20,811
10.062 Uurel MMt
6H40 I Lawrence .... 7.6r1
Tf I.elianon !.43
22.624 Leshara 6.:SI
12.310 I Lincoln 2.1S.2M
6.828 "Litchfield .... lu.23l
25.02i.;L.uisvllle .... 10.S48
189 iUui) City.... 7.r".2
i Madrid 8.212
I.Marquette .... 5.U76 10
I Mason City... 6.1H3
I May wood 7.B34
McCool Jet... 3.777
I Morrill ...
I N olaon
Broken Bow. 12,767. 60;xeniaha City,
(Continued oa Second Page.)
Saunders - IS
Thomas .. 7
Wayn. 3 prec'ts .9
Totals 10.296 It.VA
First District Democrat.
Wayne, on precinct
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