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AGAIN AT LINCOLN
Two Presidential Headquarters and
One for GoTernor Open at
ACTIVE WORK AMONG DO PESTERS
(From taff Correspondent.)
. LINCOLN, Feb. 81. (Special.) The
opening of headquarter for the boost
Inn of Senator Cummlna of Iowa for the
republican nomination for the pres
idency today In the Llndell hotel on top
'cf the fact that headquarters for an
other presidential candidate. Henry n.
KatabrooJt, U already established there,
and also that Ernest M. Pollard, candi
date for the republican nomination for
governor, also has headquarter In the
Llndell. has made that place a popular
reaort for the politicians. This morn
ing they were In evidence as In daya of
R. B. Howell of Omaha dropped In Inst
flight and was Immediately In consulta
tion with F. P. Corrtck. chairman of the
bullmoose committee and with J. R. Mc
Carl, In charge of Cummins' headquar
ters. This morning he was In consul
tation with the political representative
of the local democratic paper, and the
three incidents at once set the political
trniili tn Hnhhlntf.
Not one of the three men would admit
that there was any arrangement prev
.,,.i f,.- he conferences and all were
mum and close as an oyster over what
I took place.
mci nPMM' RnNDSMEN
THINK HE IS DEAD
RAWLINS. Wyo Feb. a.-(Spclal.)-The
bonsmen of Robert (Bob) Meldru:n,
the famoua gunman" who failed to ap
pear here. last Monday, for his thirl
trail for the killing of 'Chick- Bowon
at Baggs, Wyo.. In 1112. today held a
meeting and decided to offer Inducements
to peace officers ta be on the lookout
for the fugitive, hoping that he may be
recaptured before April 17. on which
date the bondsmen have been ordered
to show cause why Meldrums ball of
118,000 shall not be forfeited.
Meldrum s bondsmen, who were amazed
by hli failure to appear Tor trial when.
. tfmr rtnvs rjrevlously. he nad come from
New Tor with the apparent intention
of being present, are at a loss to under
stand his action. They Have advanced
theories that he either committed suicldo
or met with foul play.
REPUBLICANS OF DAWES
COUNT YFORM CLUB
CHADRON, Neb., Feb. 21.-(Speclal.)-The
repultcana of this county met In the
court room at the court house, Saturday
night and formed the Dawes County Re
publican club. Ueprentatlves vera present
every precinct In tha county and a most
enthusiastic time was had. Addresses
war mad by representative men from
all over the county, and the meeting was
adjourned until neit Saturday night,
when the committee appointed to perfect
organisation plans will report Over, fifty
men signed the roll of tha club at th
meeting, and every precinct took a list
home to Increase the membership In their
Varmers will HAVE .
ELEVATOR AT HOLDREGE
HOLDREX3E, Neb., Feb. JL (Speclal.)
TYesldent C. O. Drayton of tha Fanners'
Kqulty lining, spoke of several hundercj
farmers at a mass meeting in this city
Saturday afternoon, with me result that
a local organization with seventy mem
bers has ben formed. Tha union will
either buy or build an elevator In this
city, and will confine Its operations to
'the buying of grain and selling coal.
lcal market prices will be paid for the
grain and the profits refuned at the end
of tha year according to the amount of
grain each stockholder sells to the elj-
Gurney Announces .
His Candidacy for
FRKMONT. Neb. Feb. 21 -( Special .)
E. R. Uurney, the well known Fremont
banker, has announced his candidacy for
election aa delcgate-at-large to the Re
publican national convention at Chicago.
In making the announcement. Mr. Uur
ney sent out the following letter:
'In making this announcement. I beg
to submit the following in order that I
may not benefit by or suffer through any
mlsunderstandlne. I am an old-fsslil ned
republican without hyphens or prefixes.
1 am a standpatter. J, believe In protec
tion and in prepa reduces, the latter le
cause I loe peace. I do not admire th?
present administration. Its fiscal and Pa
foreign policies are weak. Its handling
of the situation In Mexico and In the
Philippines has been bad. varying In de
gree from erratic to damnable.
"It will be the duty of the Chicago
convention to nominate a winning ticket,
and If I am elected a delegate I will use
my best endeavors to vote wisely In de
cision. While I am and always have
been regular in my republicanism, I am
not afraid to lopk new problems in the
fare, and I shall vote to keep our party
progressive In the future as It haa been
for more than sixty years In the past. It
will be my Inclination to throw out olive
branches to any reasonable degree at the
Chicago convention, that our brethren of
progressive leanings msy be with us
again, a united family, in the face of a
common political enemy. The nation
needs the republican party now I be
lieve more critically than at any time in
the past forty years."
Dr. Aiken at Funeral
CAMRRlDCin, Neb., Feb. 21. (Special
Telogrsm.) Dr. Samuel Armstrong Aiken,
aged 5fl. was buried here today, funeral
servlcea being held at the Congregational
church In charge of Rev. John Gallagher.
Dr. Alkcn was one of the influential
men In this vicinity, having amassed a
considerable estate during his twenty
nine years of practice here. He was a
graduate of Bellevue college of medietas
In New York City.
Dr. Aiken died of heart failure while
driving his car to make a call, his two
daughters being with him at the time.
lie left his wife as well os three sons and
License Will Be
Issue at Wyniore
RKATR1CE, Neb., Feb. tl. (Ppertan
A petition Is being circulated In Wymore
to be presented to the mayor and city
council for the purpose of submitting the
saloon question to a vote of the people.
M. I Rawllngs. a high license man, has
entered the race for mayor, against K.
O. Parrlsh, a Burlington engineer, who
Is circulating a petition for his candidacy.
F. E. Stewart, an old resident of Gage
county, died suddenly Saturday of pneu
monia at Liberty, where he and his fam
ily went a few dags ago to visit. Mr.
Stewart was 42 years of age and leaves
a widow and three children. The body
was brought here today for Interment.
Joseph N. I'ri, a well-to-do farmer,
died at hla home southwest of Stelnauer,
after a brief illness of pneumonia. He
was 40 years of age and leaves a widow
and five children.
K. I Hevelone of this city haa entered
the race for national delegate to the re
publican convention to be held at Chi
cago In June. He served two terms as
treasurer of Qage county and haa always
takra an active part In politics In the
for land commissioner
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. (Special.) Tha fil
ing of O. L. Shumway of Scotfa Bluff
was received by the secretary of state
thla morning for the democratic nomina
tion for commissioner of public landa and
Oeorge N. Seymour of Elgin has filed
for regent of the state university.
The acceptance of the petition from
Reatrtce filing the name of C. J. Miles
of Hastings for the republican nomina
tion for governor, was received from Mr.
CONTEST FOR SECESSION
TO JUDGESHIP UNDER WAY
Disnute Over Rent
PLATTSMOl'TH. Neb., Feb 21 (Spe
cial Telegram.) W. F. Cook shot Arto
Mrlren with a shotgun this afternoon
when Mcl-arcn attempted to atlark him.
Thre month ago Mr. Cock leased a
furnished portion of his ho.ise to Mc
Laren, for which he paid one month'n
rent. When the time expired McLaren
refused either to vacate or pay more
rent, saving that he would have to keen
what money he had as he hsd no work.
Since then Mr, Cook has been trying to
get possesnton of fie plae in a port! in
of which he lived himself. This after
noon while the Mrlrens were away Mr.
Cook carried out In the ynrd McLaren a
household goods and locked tha door.
The shooting occurred fiom the ac
cidental discharge of the gun In the re
sultant quarrel and .fight. McLaren's
wounds are not necessarily fstal.
HAS SEVERE GRIPPE ATTACK
LINCOLN MAN NAMED
BANKING BOARD CLERK
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Fob. 21. (Special. -Ed ward
L. Clark of Lincoln was appointed this
morning to the position of chief clerk in
the office of the state banking board to
take the place of Samuel Hlnkte, who haa
been appointed postmaster at Havetock.
The outcome of thef ight at the locomo
tive city has been a bitter dose for the
VALUABLE DIAMOND RING
COLVMBfS. Neb.. Feb. 21. (Special
Telegram.) A 1426 diamond ring was
taken from the Eagle cafe cash register,
belonging to Mrs. Walter Scott, propri
etress, thla evening.
Mrs. Scott missed the ring as two girls
were about to leave. She had been wash
ing and for that reahon rut the ring
Two girls have been arrested by Sheriff
Burke, who will make a thorough search.
Morqhead Will Speak
to Kansas Democrats
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 21. (Special.) Gover
nor Morehead has accepted an Invita
tion to deliver the principal address at
tha annual banquet of the Kansas demo
cratic league, which will be held in To-
peka Thursday evening. There are
about 800 members of tha organisation.
Governor Morehead left thla evening
and will arrive In Topeka early In the
TtCUMSEH GIRLS CLUB
TBCUMSKH. Neb., Feb. 20,-(Speclal.)-
Th girls of a club just Doing organised
In tha Teoumseh High school entertained
their mothers with a banquet at the
Methodist church Friday evening. About
100 were In attendance. There were sev
eral speakers. Including Miss Drake, who
has charge of the Young Women's Chris
tian association work at the state uni
versity, Lincoln, high school teachers,
and others. The organization of the club
Is for the Improvement of social condi
tions among the students. A club has
also been organised by the boys.
Up to. this time tha Board of Education
has received about twenty applications
for tha position of superintendent of
schools for th coming year.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 21 (Speclal.)-The new
from Omaha that Judge J. P. 'English of
the district court of Douglaa county was
dead has opened up Interest In th suc
cession. Judge English was appointed over a
year ago after a very strenuous cam
paign by the friends of different candi
dates. It Is expected that this will be a
reoccurrence of tha previous fight.
CUSTER DEMOCRATS WANT
MAHER FOR GOVERNOR
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 21. (Special.) A peti
tion wns received from Custer county
todsy filing the name of John G. Maher
of Lincoln for the democratic nomination
for governor. It Is headed by Clarence
Mackey of Ansley.
Tt is understood that Colonel Maher
will refuse to accept the filing.
Itohha Rerovers Thaasand.
BEATRICE, Neb,, Feb. 21. (Special Tel
egram.) The Jury In the $25,0(0 personal
damage suit of Rexford Dobbs sgalnst
tho Burlington railroad, after being out
since Saturday evening, this morning
brought in a verdict awarding Dobbs
fl.COO. Dobbs brought suit against the
company for Injuries sustained when his
automobile rolled over th embankment
near Halvey, Neb., on the Burlington
right-of-way last fall while the plaintiff
and a party of friends were returning
home from a foot ball game at York.
Attorney General Reed la again con
fined to his room with grip, bordering on
pneumonia. Two weeks ago Mr. Reed
spent several days at Excelsior Springs,
fallowing a severe attack of quinsy. On '
returning from the Springs, supposing he
had fully recovered, he resumed the du
ties of his office, but the lingering ef
fect of hla flrat ailment culminated In a
severe case o grip.
A week ago Mr. Reed, In spite of his
condition, appeared in federal court in
Omaha and argued tho state's aide of th
Rock Island 2-cent fare Injunction suit.
and on returning to Lincoln he was forced
to remain at his hotel. On Sunday his
brother, Dr W. H. Reed of Omaha, diag
nosed his case and ordered him lo re
main quiet for a week or ten days more.
ilttlti From nni
NORTH PLATTTC. Neb., Feb. SI. (Spe
cial.) The liquor question will bo made
an issue at the spring election In this
city. A petition bearing more than the
required number of names has been
filed with the city clerk, asking that tho
question be put to a vote. At the last
saloon election tho wets won by a very
A report reached here today that the
poe toff Ice at Ringgold. Neb., was de
stroyed by fire lat Saturday night. Tost -offlc
Inspector Haggerty of thla city
was at once notified of the loss and left
for Ringgold today to Investigate the
amount of damage to the office.
Part of Syrarnae Flooded.
SYRACUSE. Neb.. Feb. 21. (Special.)
Tho warm weather of the last of the
week caused the Nemaha to overflow Its
banks and cover th lowlands In the
amith nart of town and tha valley above
and below town was like a lak. Six miles
below here the new drainage ditch which
la In coures of construction took care of
tho overflow nicely and kept the stream
within Its bank a
Brick Concerns Consolidate.
HASTINGS. Neb.. Feb. 21.-(PpcIal
Teleerstn.) The Polenska Sohellak
Polenske Brick Yards were consolidated
by the sale of Doede Smith's interest In
the former plant to Emll Polenske and
A. Lamharh for $3S,ono. This will make
the Polenske company one of th larkest
hrlrW rnnrerna in the state. The estate
! of William Schellsk will retain Its In
I terest. In the enterprise. . ,
Object to Deputy
Marshals On Appam
WASHINGTON, Feb. Representa
tion against th presence of Vnlted
State deputy marshals on th captured
British liner Appam, a German prise In
Hampton Roads, wer mad today to the
Slat department by th German em
bassy. Prlno von Hatsfeldt, counsellor of the
embassy, discussed th whole subject with
Counsellor Polk. It was said that while
th embassy realised that that featur
was out of tha hands of th State depart
ment and tn the court. It was anxious
to know when some decision might be
Tha presence of the marshals was ob
jected to. It waa said, because It was
feared soma friction might develop.
Whatever may b your need, a
Want Ad will get It for you.
BABY INSTANTLY KILLED
AS PARENTSWATCH BLAST
SCOTIA, Neb.. Feb. 21. (Special Tele
gram.) The 1-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wetxcl Conger of Scotia was In
stantly killed this sftemoon while her
parents were watching the blasting of Ice
at the Vnlon Pacific bridge at thla town.
A large piece of Ice waa thrown hljh in
the air by an explosion and fell onto the
child, crushing her skull. A large crowd
of people witnessed the fatal accident.
Mr. Oorvr . Cackley.
1 -a ur B. Cackley, wife of George S.
Cackley, of the firm of Cackley Bros.,
died Sunday at tha family residence,
MIS Florence Boulevard. She la survived
by her husband and one son. Glenn,
7 years eld. The funeral will be held from
the residenc Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, with Interment at Forest Lawn
cemetery. Rev. T. J. Vackay officiat
ing. M. H. Frltai.
SYRACUSE. Neb., Feb. 21. ("Special.)
Th body of M. H. Friend, formerly a
eitisen of this town, who died at th
horn of trls daughter, Mrs. Charles
Lyon, at Clifton, Kan., Thursday, was
brought here Saturday and buried In
1'ark Hill cemetery. Deceased resided
here for a number of years. He Is sur
vived by his wife, one son, Robert, of
Tennant, la., and one daughter, Mra.
Lyon of Clifton, Kan.
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