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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
Continuation of tho Homer Herald.;
Mtatly and Promptly Exec-tad.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., SATURDAY', JANUARY 20, 1000.
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THE WORLD OVER.
LATEST NEWS FROM EVERY
RUSSIAN TALKS WAR
'SAYS ONLY A MIRACLE
Both His Country and Ju;aii Are,
Strengthening Their Naval Forces
as Rapidly as Possible in Antici
pation of nn Outbreak.
CnicAOO: "War between Russia ancl
Japan Is looked tipon ag inevitable by the
naval oflicers of those countries who have
been nearest the probahlo seene of opera
tions," said Lieut. W. ItonianolT of the
imperial Russian navy, who arrived in
Chicago on the 19th inst. The lieutenant
has Just conipleted a tliree years' cruise in
Asiatic waters on the Russian battleship
Sisso Ivelky and is on his way tu St.
retersburg. lie continued:.
"Just how soon such a war may be be
gun it is difficult to say, but events little
short of miraculous must occur to avert it.
The Japanese are building warships as
rapidly as possible In anticipation of the
outbreak of hostilities, and Russia, is
strengthening her navy as fast as she or.n.
That Russia must have a naval base be
tween Tort Arthur and Vladivostock is
conceded, and that she will try to get oue
in Corea is certain. In the event of such a
war it Is considered probable in Russian
naval circles that Russia will have tho aid
of Germany and that Kngbvnd will take
'.he other side. European war will follow
' the outbreak of hostilities between Russia
"The movement of Russian troops toward
the Afghanistan and the British India bor
ders, the mobilization of trans-Caspian
troops at Baku and Herat, and other mili
tary maneuvcrings on the part of itussia
are taken by official Russia to mean the
beginning of a movement to eliminate Kn-
slisb influence in territory heretofore held
by Iter beginning with Kabul. It is cer
tain that F.ngland will have to light to re
tain her territory in the east."
Prisoners Kscape from Sangamon
' ' County Bnstilc.
- SrniNOKJEl.n, 111.: A well planned jail
delivery was carried out Jan. HI nt ihe
Sangamon County jail by Robert llaum
gartner, Frunk Ruins nud Joint Herney
Jailers Henry Brand ami Harry Taylor
opened the prison doors to release another
prisoner, when they were attacked by the
, .three men. A terrible light. enscd. in
' Kvhich Jailors. Brand ?:id Taylor .era
I severely hp. ilen on the hp-id and bfi:lv
YBrands' injuries are considerel dangerous.
-''Burns toek a revolver whicn was lying
near the prispu entry and he. Buumgarliicr
and Herney escaped over the back fence
after forcing the prison doors, Baumgart
ucr and Herney were captured after a
chase. Taylor shot Herney in the left leg
and. Burns in, the arm. William Grogau, a
; bystander, was shot in the hand. Burns
' is vet at large. Burns and Herney were
captured some time ago at Pawnee, a few
miles south of Springfield, by a posse for
burglarizing a number of residences there
Baumgarlner is churned with burglarizing
a general merchandise store at Brecken
STRIKE IS UNAVOIDABLE.
Pennsylvania Miners Decide to G
Out Because of Dissatisfaction.
Indianapolis: News has reached
here that about 40,000 miners in the an
thracite district of Pennsylvania, near
her an ton and Shamokin, who have been
in a restless state for some time, have de
cided to strike. Delegate T. I. Hayes of
.the, rjlHth district, with headquarters at
Scranton, Pa., says a strike is unavoidable,
as the men have been restive for some
time, and entertain a very bitter 'feeling
toward the operators, who have declined
to recognize them. They have nothing to
expect from this convention, they say, as
none of tlie operators from that lield will
be present at the joint convention to bit
held here this week.
Two Men Killed aud Three I'usHihly
New Vokk: Two men were killed and
three possibly fatally injured in the fall
ing of an elevator in the storage ware
house of O'Reilly Brothers, One Hundred
and Twenty-third Street and Nicholas
Aveuuc. At the time of the accident the
elevator was at the ninth lloor and as it
started downward one of the cables broke.
It went down to the basement, 140 feet
below, with frightful rapidity.
Irintendeiit of the building.
Thonia? Jerry, was arrested.
A Klondike Tragedy.
SkAtti.k, Wash.: Passengers arriving
from Dawson, via Skaguay, on the City ol
Topeka, confirm the report of the murdci
of Fred H. Clnyson, a Skaguay merchant,
a northwest police telegraph lineman
named Olson and two Kloudikers whore
names are unknown, near Minlo, Christ
mas day. A man named O'Brij'ii i:i now
under arrest at Taggart, charged with the
crime. Another has been arrested at
White Horse, and a third escaped to Seat
tle. The men weie murdered for their
Barred by Itourd of Trade.
Chicago: Trading in "puts" ami
"calls" --t the- board of trade has been
absolutely prohibited by the
the board, and th". 'ule to thai
, meeting of !he
ihe lj , L'
. . .U.ru l-!iill
,o eiliea pn"r " "
r.W ". .-un,. vurnvr Ho.si.ital.
Ar'i Vlo Taylor, dan,!,;.
M...WHII P. How-er, aiso n-
Roswen i ,.,..i,. i. flower was
:::,,;rof'the Flower Hospital, which
U , i.o...eoi.thie institution.
Ilussinu Wrhlu Ashore.
Tim ltossiaa n'n-
ST. P El BUSH1
tons, is nangerously
. ll,a K lllli 1 I c
'"r n. thirty-four smalle.
twelve -,ub,.. she
. s u-incu KU"
." k.Kiinriinti". those
NEARLY BURIED ALIVE.
Woman Supposed to He leid
Snatched from the Grave.
Indianapolis, lnd.: Mrs. KUen Crosby
had a narrow escape from being buried
alive in Crawford County Jan. 18. She
had been pronounced dead and prepara
tions for the burial had been made. While
this was In progress her daughter. 19 years
old, worn out by exhaustion, lay down to
rest, but her eyes had scarcely closed be
fore she sprang up, exclaiming: "No, no!"
After reaching her mother's room she kept
repeating, "No, no; 1 won t," and per
emptorily Insisted that her mother's body
be returned to the bed. She remarked that
her mother had called to her in her sleep,
saying: Mary, don't let them bury me
alive! "Oh, don't."
The undertaker complied with the
daughter's request, haying it was but a
dream, but the daughter stoutly claimed
the contrary and would not be denied.
Nearly eight hours passed, when Mrs.
Crosby slowly opened her eyes and looked
at her daughter, who had remained by her
bedside, constantly watching for a return
of life. The daughter then spoke to her,
asking, "Mother, how do yon feel?" and
the reply came: " ery well but very
After a few minutes' silence tho mother
said: "Mary, I told everyone in the room
that I was not dead, but they could not
hear me. They did not listen like you,
Mrs. Crosby within twelve hours was
able to sit up in bed, and she is now con
sidered iu a fair way of recovery.
Kcceivcs 111 the. Republican
n Both Houses.
Di:s MoIxks, iowa: John H. Gear was
elected by the legislature Jan. 16 for a
second term in the United States senate,
beginning March 4, 1901. He received all
the Republican votes present in the legis
lature, 83 in the senate and .8 in the house.
The Democrats presented Fred E. White,
the Democratic nominee for governor in
1897 and 18H0, ami he receivod 14 votes in
the senate and 18 voles in the house.
Senator William Cors Mac A lister
Burlington nominated Senator Gear
the senate, but made no speech. Senator
M. H. Perrin of Chickasaw seconded the
nomination and in doing so paid a high
tribute to the character and public services
of Senator Gear.
In the house there were no nominating
speeches. Wilson of Keokuk, nominated
Gear, and Temple of ..'!ark, seconded the
nomination. McGinn of Clinton nomi
nated White, aud Saur of Dubuque, sec
onded ihe. nomination.
Tho joint convention on the 17th inst.
wont through the form of comparing the
journals of the two houses on the vole of
senator. Mr. Gear was declared elected,
iiul the hist act of the senatorial contest
CANAL FULLY OPENED.
Illinois Trustees Act ill Spite of
Chicago: The great drainage canal
was finally fully opened at a quarter after
11 Jan. 17. The trustees went to Lockport
early in the morning, fearing injunction
proceedings by St. Louis, for an injunction
restraining the trustees from allowing the
water to How into the Desplaines lth cr at
Lockport and the hearing was set for the
jytli inst. Meantime the trustees received
assent from the state canal committee to
let the water into the Desplaines River
and at 11 came the message from Governor
Tanner adding his assent. At once the
work of lowering the great bear trap dam,
which had been holding back the water,
began aud connection of the great lal'
aud thu Gulf of Mexico became a reality.
GEN. JOE WANTED TO FIGHT
Because There Was No Chance
Wheeler Is to Come Home.
Washington: The officials or the war
department had very little to say in ex
planation ot the, return to the United
states of Gen. Whc-cltr. The conocdiess
of the report was admitted mid it was said
that the order had been given somo time
ago, but whether or not it was the result
of ar application by Gen. Wheeler himself
could not be recalled. It was gathered
from preceding statements that Gen. Otis
had not been able to find a place iu the
held satisfactory to Gen. Wheeler, and
Ihe latter having no mind for service Iu
Manila was willing to return to the United
LOOKS HARD FOR ROCERTS.
House Committee Unanimous
Favor of His Kielusion.
Washington: Tho special committee
of the house to investigate tho case of
Brighum II. Roberts of Utah lias reached
its conclusions. On the polygamous status
of Roberts the committee is unanimous in
the ulUrinalive. On the question of tho
procedure to be adopted the committee was
divided. A majority consisting of all the
members except LilMcfield of Maine and
De Arinond of Missouri, favored exclusion
at the outset. Liltlefleid and De Arinond
will make a minority report favorable to
the seating of Roberts on Ids prima facie
rights and then expelling him.
TO SINK MULE TRANSPORTS
Kvmnatlilei'H Htid to
l ined Out VeHKelH.
New Ohucanh, La.: 1'. is stale I hero
that British waiships ate within easy
reach of thu mouth of thu Mississippi to
e.NCoit the mule transports from New Or
leans to South Africa. This is said to be
due to a report that certain Bot sympa
thizers iu America have tilled out vessels
lor the purpose of sinking the in ule t ran s
ports as soon as they gel iu the open se l.
Capt. Marshall, in charge of the buying of
'liMJrffirVlor tho lbitisli here, admitted
ill-ship V,Tm icitUjc"''.'.. call of Jhe
rher'.s im;u'.h. .)
hhootiug vr-r' r
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Cal.: in a '"",u" n
17 lustico James held tnai in'-"' "nor
is iiotacriel "--H'.K
piath and that . very i- J n
llimtcd right. i ,R' wl',w l-.y
annual be controls
1 1 el
leu Gould Olvc ;"""
Miss Helen BS
new lion r .. - - - . lh., ,
i i'. A. in Broom)", - . 7-, it'll
undertaken by the intejnai.uu ,
of that association. '
Military 1'oM herhU.
Tim ho is eoniini-.
Wamhinotos: iiu ee
n inlllury affair, a, '" 'J j
bills establishing a military PV Jj fcri
dan. Wo., .-I. W .VlJ :,6fo0O
tor a military nospiwi
SAD TRAGEDY IN KENTUCKY
Kx-Congrcusmnn Col no n Kills Three
Men anil Wounds Other.
Kraskfoht, Ky.: A shocking tragedy,
in w hich the lives of three prominent men
were sacrificed and that of a fourth hangs
by a slender thread, while two others mi
raculously escaped will) painful injuries,
occurred here Jan. 16. The principals in
Ihe tragedy were ex-Congressman David
G. Colson of Mlddlesboro, and Lieut. Kthel
bert Scott of Somerset. Scott was shot six
times by Colso:i and almost instantly
Luther Dcmnree, cx-poMmnster at Shel
hyvSlle, nn Innocent byhlander, was shot
three times aud died instantly. Charles
Julian, another bystander, was shot, and
died a half hour later, nud Capt. D. B.
Golden of Barboursville. the common
wealth's attorney, of the Twenty-seventh
judicial district, was shot in the back and
is not expected to survive. Col. Colson
himself was shut twice in the arm.
Harry McEwin of Louisville, was shot
in the foot and W. O. llidpath of Chicago,
sustained a broken leg by the lifeless form
of Scott falling against him as it rolled
dow n the stairway. The tragedy is one of
the most K?nsational in the history of the
"dark and bloody ground."
The killing o coned In tho lobby of the
Capitol Hotel, the principal hostelry of the
state capital, the room beiag well filled
at the time with politicians and others
who were here attending the contests for
state offices before the legislature. Col.
Colson Is in jail, charged with murder, but
he claims self defense.
Col. Colson has long been n prominent
figure in Kentucky politics, in 18IW he
ho was re-eiectoi to congress. During his
service ho vacated lua seat to accept a
commission us u colonel ef the Fourth
Kentucky Regimont for service in the war
Scott was a lieutenant and Golden was
captain of a cavalry troop in Colson's regi
ment, and the trouble which led to the
tragedy began. A feud sprang up be
tween Colson and Scott while tho troops
were in camp at A unison, Ala. The
trouble between them nt that time culmi
nated in a meeting between them in
restaurant, which resulted in Colson being
shot by Scott. The regiment was shortly
afterward mustered out of the service as a
result of the feud between the officers, and
the serious charges and counter charges
which they had made at . Washington
against each other as officers. . Since then,
the' parties had not met until. Jan. 16, and
it lias generally been believed that blood
would be shed should they meet, as both
were understood to be looking fo each
General Itlvora Advises thnt. Steps
He Taken Immediately.
Havana; General Kills Rivera, secre
tary of agriculture, industry and commerce.
lias addressed a communication to General
Wood, advising that steps be taken imme
diately to protect Cuban forests belonging
to the public domain, lie urges that he be
empowered to appoint six inspectors at a
salary of $2,00) each, w ith instructions to
locale public property and to consult witli
the officers of the rural guard in the
various provinces as to the best methods of
preserving the trees which are now ining
used at the pleasure of the first person whi
desires to cat them, the res nit being in
many parts of the island a wholesale de
struction of young trees.
SAMOAN TREATY RATIFIED.
Senate, in Executive Hession, Agrees
to It Wltnout Division.
Washington: The senate Jan. 16 rati
fied the Samoan treaty without division
The ratification resulted in executive ses
sion, after two hours of debate, which was
participated in by a number of senators
Senators Davis, Foraker aud Spnoner ad'
voeated and Senators Macon, Money ami
Tillman opposed ratification.
Charged with Murdering Lover.
IlFKlN, Ohio.: .Miss Orplia Sheets, a
handsome young lady of Green Spring,
has been arrested for the murder of her
lover, Claude Tuttle. He died under pe
culiar circumstances several weeks ago,
with symptoms of strychnine poisoning
Miss Sheets is said to have purchased
strvchnine the day of Ins death, and was
the custodian of $200 of her lover's money
Double Mont unit Tragedy.
Bo.kman, Mont.: At Belgrade. Frank
Rowers, a merchant, shot aud killed his
landlady, Mrs. Attn Davis, then turned
the weapon on himself with fatal effect.
Jealousy and driuk caused the deed.
llunirhiK in Pennsylvania. .
PirreiiiiKi, Pa.: Wm. Newman,
negro Was hanged Jan. 17 for the murder
of his mistress, Alice Warner, of whom ho
Chicago Cattle, common to prime,
$;i.(X) to $ti.75; hogs, shipping grades
3.00 to $:.( )0 ; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00
to .fl 7.r; wheat, No. U red, lUic to 4
corn, No. 2, ;tic to 31c: oats. No. '1, "J3c
to 2.'ic; rye, No. il, f.3c to r.."c; butter,
choice creunicry, "4c to -tic; eggs, fresh
IHc to LSc; potatoes, choice, 40c to OOo
IndianapolisCuttle, shipping, $d.00 to
ft), i.i; hogs, choice light, $3.00 to $4.a
sheep, coinuiou to prime, $3.00 to Jl.otl
wheat, .No. U, tiic to USc; rorn. No,
white, lilc to 3Uc: oats. No. 'i white,
2(ic to 7c.
St. Louis-Cuttle, fll.'J." to $i."r;; hoirs
$3.00 to $r.00; sheep, $3.01) to $."i.()0
wheat. No. 'i, 70c to 71c; torn, No
yellow, 30c to H'.'c; oats. No. '1, -4c to
-'.".(; rye, No. 'J, .'.Jc to
Ciiiciunuti l.'uttlc, f'J.frfi lo $ti.75; hogs,
$3.00 lo $1.76; shct i.. v.' :.0 to $4..'.0
hen I . No. 71c .lo 7"c; com. No,
mi.vcil, Win to 34e; on is, No. 'i mixed. :
lo 7c; rje. No. 2, fii-'c to lilc.
Del roit Ci.tile, lo $d.7."; liogs,
$3.00 lo $t.io; sh.cp, $3.Kl to $l,:0
wheal. No. "J, Gil.- to 70c; corn. N-.
jellow, :fje to 33c; oats. N'J. - white, Jlif
lo SSc; 1 11, f.Se to IMIc.
i oleilo licat. No. ."J mixed, l.isc to
t'.Oc; corn, No. 2 mixed. 31c to 33c; mils
No. i; mixed. U3c lo U.V; ryv. No. ", .Hie
Iu 57c; clover seed. $4. SO to $4.!0.
AllIwaukiM Wheat, No. 2 le.rthf-ru
UIC to t.le; ,i.rii, No. ,ilc lo .i'Jc; oats
- wuiie, lo uc; ryr, .no. j, .'.oc
lo oie; barley, No. i!, 4fic to 4le; pork
mess. $IO..0 to $11.00.
Itiillulo Cattle, good thipping tetr,
$3.(10 lu $7 M); hogs, comuioii to choice,
$3.'jr. to $4.7.".; cheep, fair to t-lioicf, $3.00
Iu $.r).'jr.; lambs, coiuuioo to ettra. $4.faJ
New York -Cattle. W.m to $7.00, hojs,
$.'t.(MI to $.Y00; rlit ep, $3 (JO to f!.Zo;
wheat, No. V red, 74r in "dc; core, No. ',
41c In 4'Jc; oats. No '.' white, Ule lo 33c;
hu'trr, eresniery, V c to Vl.V; ergs, weet
vru. 14c to ltte.
UNCLE SAM: "THEY'RE
Williamsport, To., Grit.
UNIFORM MARRIAGE LAWS.
Amendment to the Constitution May
Keault from KoberU Cane
One result of the Uoberts ease is the
determination of certain. Congressmen to
press the passage of uniform marriage
and divorce laws in the' several States.
Of course, a constitutional amendment Is
necessary and about a dozen Congress
men and several Senators have lutroduc-
d resolutions proposing lo submit the
subject to the State Legislatures. In the
House file judiciary committee has chargt
of the mutter and its chairman, Ray of
New York, is interesting himself person
ally to obtiiiu a fuvorable report at this
One of the first bills I introduced
when I caine to Congress some years
ago." snld Chnlrnuiu Ray, "was one pro
posing an amciidmeut to the constitution
for uniform marriage and divorce laws.
It is now possible for a man to have four
or fire lawful wives in asjnai.y States.
That is approaching ptvjty closely to
legalized polygamy. KncIT one would be
his only luwful wife iu thp State In which
he married her. The police of New i ork
could not touch the man in Pennsylvania,
etc., and he could run his marriage trust
'The Roberts case has had the effect
of not only attracting attention anew to
the polygamous practices of the Mor
mons in Utah, but of directing notice to
those anomalies of our nmrringe aud di
vorce- laws. 1 believe in striking while
tie iron is hut and I think the agitation
over Roberts will result in a favorable
report from this committee on one of the
resolutions and iu its adoption by the
'We would have had a favorable re
port on this subject two Congresses ago,
hut one of the Southern members de
manded that the constUutioiiul umeud
nieiif include a prohibition of miscegena
tion, or mixed marriages between black
nud whites. His State had a law on
this point, and he did not want n United
States law that would permit such mar
riages in contr'ivcntiou of the State reg
ulation." . ,
Keaolution Which Contemplates Their
Kntublihment iu Chicuijo.
A resolution looking toward separate
schools for boys aud girls from the foi.cth
grade up throtii'li the high schools will be
submitted to the Chicago Hoard of Kl il
eal Ion soon. Trustee Schwab, who Is at
work on the matter, says: "The inherited
traits and home training of many of the
boys in our cosmopolitan schools are not
such as to make them desirable compan
ions for girls. The language you may
hear on any of our streets from boys
bears this out."
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION HALL, PHILADELPHIA
The main Philadelphia exposition
convention of 1HOO v,i!l be held, is built of Hlriictiirai sl.il and bricK, w 111 plas
ter facing and staff jn ii.iineiitiillons. It will, nt n ronipuinlively small cost, be
c. iivcrled into u coini ntion hull that will sent IS.IMHI pcisutis. The arcades aud
connecting buildings i.rc mostly of wood, with brick walls, so that the three
connected biiildiuuH ii-ake one mammoth exhibition In. II of l.lsio leet in IcmkMIi
by 400 feet in width. The entire urea of the main building is 1('.7,-'II0 sipiare
feet. It is divided into six sections, which ciiu be readily converted into one
vast auditorium, the length of which, instead of extending north und s.n th. ns
will, with .'iie side wall
They Will lie Hoiked by
Chicago "tailors to the trade" ure in
the lield with a trust of lOOO cut. Nego
tiations ore x'udiiig for' the consolidation
of the leading establishments of the city,
with a capitalization of $.00O,oim) or
more. As thu "united tailors" they rx
pect to dominate the wholesule custom
tuiloring industry of the country, of
which Chicago is the plouejr aud prin
UP TO CCNQKF&S NOW.'
ILLINOIS MAKES BEST SHOWING.
Reports of the Orowth of the United
Mine Workers of America.
The third iluy's session ot the United
Mine Workers of America convened nt
Indianapolis, with John Mitchell, presi
dent, in the choir. There were fully 700
deb gates present. Chairman V. J. Keo
nan of the credentials committee submit
ted his report. The showing of the vari
ous Stares was larger than expected.
The Indiana districts reported many in
creases. Pratt City, Aia., has the larg
est local, with over 1.3S0 paid-up mem
bers. Strentor, HI., hus a local with over
1.100 members. Illinois made, the best
showing. Secretary V. D. Ryan of the
State organisation is also treasurer of
his organization, w hich now has $U-,0O0
cash oil hand. During 1S!I1) he raised
over $300,000, nud more than $'J."i0.00O
was raised by Illinois iu 1H0S. Ryan's
organisation has 3.",000 members.' Presi
dent Mitchell's report touched niuny sub'
jectw. Including the refusal of the In
diana block operators to sign the Pitts
burg r.greeuient. the advance of -mining
rates, the eight-hour question, the South
western strike, and Federal Injunctions.
At the lust u n mini contention the sec
retary's reM.rt showed on overage paid
up membership of approximately 33,000,
the largest number being In the month of
December, at which time there were j4,
771 members, in (US local unions. At the
present time there are P31 local unions,
with a total membership paid up of 1L
010. During 1S1IO 3S7 new locals were
organised, the membership increasing
more than in uny other year In the his
tory of the order. The finances are Iu
fine shape, a balance of $40,000 being on
Is Completed und There Is a I'opulu
Hon of 1,2(M),(HX).
Cv II. Olmstend, tile assistant director
of the Cuban census, with four statisti
cians aud supervisors w ho had been work
ing for the hist several months hi Cuba,
lire now in New Y'ck. They brought
with them twenty-four boxes of records,
all of which were sent to Washington.
Manuel Rasco, who was the supervisor of
Havana province, did not accompany his
colleagues to Washington. He said that
,rr0 enumerators had been appointed,
all of whom were I litmus. .Many women
were allowed to act as enumerators, and
Sciinr Rasco said that they were much
better than the men.
The result of the work indicates that
the Spanish census taken In 1SS7 will
probably hove to be reduced by iibout
,;oo,ooo. Thus the present population of
Cuba will be about l.'JOO.OOO. The cost
to the Government of taking the census
will be between $300,000 und $400,00.
miihlini.', in which the Republican national
taken out and Ihe hall eiilmged, cte.,. east
This und That.
Niiiiiinger & Craven bundle factory m
iiierl. Ala., buriieil. Loss. $13,000.
I'd O. Grille), AduirviUc, Ky., killed
Ir. M. T. Guy ami then committed siii
Gamble's kosp factory,
Ohio, was damaged $2,000 l.y
Lou.'s Swurtz, 3, Chicago, run to givl
his fa'tief, who wus returning home iu
a woko'i. The ihilj fell under the whceis
and wt killed.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON.
Secretary Hall of State Hanking
Board luuc a Statement of the
Condition of the Yarlons Institu
tions at Ch.se of Business, Dec. 2.
Secretary Hull of the state banking
boiird has issued a statement of the con
dition of tho state hanks of Nebraska at
the close of bnsiniMs De !2, IIW'.I, show ing
an increase during thu quarter of loans.
overdrafts, bills discounted and bills pay
able and a decrease in capital stocks and
' 1 hese changes are to lie expected ot
this time of the year," said Secretary Hall
In commenting upon the condition of the
bunks as show u in the report. "In nn
agricultural stale like Nebraska (ho
winter season is the active season for
money. ' During the winter season there is
always a decrease of deposits and reserves
and nn increase of loans. The changes
this year are less marked Omii usual, how
ever, and our banks, as n rule, are inn
nlng strong. The Icjal reserve carried is
!W per cent. The items, bills discounted
and bills payable, when compared with
tho total business cairied by tho banks,
show beyond question that the banks lire
pursuing a conservative course in the
matter of borrowing. Prior lo the panic
these Items were usually around or shove
the million-dollar mark at this season of
"The total assets of the bank, as shown
in Ihe statement recently issued, amount
lo $31,571,4113.47, while last year they
amounted to only $28,l.'i;i.0!7.1W. This
shows an increase in the volume of busi
ness transacted. A year ago the loans nud
discounts were f 17,60",;I4.57, as against
over $21,000,000 this year. There was an
increase in deposits during the year of
The report uhows that dur.ng the quarter
there was an Increase in the following
Loans $ 2,.19,4S3.rt3
Bills discounted BWa.W
The decreases were as follows:
Cnpital stock- 103,706.00
The following statement shows the re
sources an I liabilities of the 405 Nebraska
banks, not including national banks: .
Loan aud discounts $21.202.. 32 fi7
Stocks, securities, judgments.
&,2I L.Viti GO
Duo from national, state und
private banks and hunkers.
Bulking house furniture and
Other real estate
Current expense and taxes
-; 4tW.H73.ttS i
Premiums on bonds, eto '
Assets not otherwise enumer
Cash on bund
tilled States bonds on hand.
LI Aliii.l l lies
.. 21 ,W, 111.12
Cnpit il slock paid in
Notes and bills rediseouuled
OMAHA SCHOOL SCANDAL.
More Hv.dcnce of Members of Board
of l-Miiculioii Being Bribed.
The flu nix of s"iistitions in the investi
gation into the Iraiisiclions of the Omaha
iMiurd of education was reached Jan. it)
when F. l. Bnckminisl.-r, u delective i.i
the employ ot Ihe Metropolitan ugcocy of
Chicago, t iol; the st m I mid gave evldeiieo
charging A. M. Cowle, a member of the
hoard. With ru'civiug bribes' for the
uwarding of contracts for blackboards.
Biiekiuiuister had pos d as a blackboard
contractor and uolt.'ii into Cowie's -mili-deuce.
He testified that Cowiu li.nl uvreed
1u get, the con 'riu Is for Unckniinis'er's
ilnn, his bid beuv.' $')0 higher than thai of
uny other bidder, Cowie to receive $123 for
his part iu the deal. I he i (nilr.ij t was
aw urded, I s per auree-nent. ami, according
to Buekiinuister's testimony, lie sent Cowie
a draft for the amount. Biickmiuister also
testified to seeing i.'liini.piy, another de
tective, who pose. I us a contractor, pay
money lo former members. Sears nud '
Buck minister submitted letters and
documentary evidence to prove ins
Sw iK'liiiiiin Guilty of Bobbery.
The three Union Pacific switchmen
charged with breaking into a car in
yards at Grand Island on the night of Jan.
4 and stealing $100 worth of merchandise, I
were urraigned iu eoprt the other
day. W. L. Johnson entered it plea of '
guilty and was bound over to the February
term of the district court in $S00 bond. W. 1
R. Brown and A. D. Mitchell were next i
arruigiie I, but entered no plea. j
Attorney Thompson Still in .lull
U. B. Thompson, the F.incrsou at'oiney
who was brought to Poncii d'-cf-ut I y on a
warrant charuiug him Willi obtaining
$f,r,OI from William II. Smile I.v false
tine, iiv lilist
Juluiv lo fur.
f ti miV Feb. 5,
pretenses, is still iu Jail for f.
lush bond for his ap
I leielopnienls uro maturii
l; ev.rduy m
the alleged conspiracy ic
which he lo.t bis properly
is still missing.
Hit Slir.iVy, ,y
.irf wife, who
Minting I 'armor Henri Krom.
Hamilton Stall.. r.i, the fan " r who u
tei iouslv disappeared from cis I. on
I ortlaii I Jan. 3, has Is'en localesh-'1"'
relatives at Luc, Pa. lie , ii hoVI with
to Lincoln to p. iv some noleviie lo go
conshleralile mono). Tho n.e Oitrrying
bis relatives said be was wit hii"ge from
ami suffering menially. Money , money
sent for Ins return.
One II a iv aril Bank Buys
The Union . Male Bank at llai,""'r
bou.ht out the First National Hunl'id has
same city. 1 he management of WjL!''..'""!
National is now engaged in eloVw' irsi. I
such business as hut not leeu Iraustf-! 11 1' .
This leaves Harvard, a town of L-tsy i red.
pie, with one bank. t peo-
(iiil Disappears from Itellevul
Luiena Lane, aged 14 years, duuglitr
D. G. Lane of Bel lev ue, has disappear f
Her parents believed she run awayV1'
Omaha, mid have asked tu police to lo '
for her. ok
EXPLOSION AT LINCOLN.
Kscape Certain Death an Em
ploye Plunges Down u Well.
Three men and a Is.y were seriously bat
not fatally injured by Ihe bursting of
boiler flue In Lincoln. The explosion oc
curred n the boiler mom of the foundry
owned by George Downing, who was
himself the most seriously injured. Mr.
Downing, with F.d Depne, the fireman,
and a man and boy of the neighborhood,
were iu the room when te blowing out of
Ihe line caused the boiler fo explode. The
room was instantly filled w itli steam and
boiling water, which struck Down
ing about the head and chest, M
completely dazing him tli.it lie was unable
to find the door and escape with the others.
In desperation he plunged down a forty
foot well in the room, containing twenty
live feet of water, and kept floating by
clinging to a pipe. Here he remained for
several minutes, dodging the streams of
boiling water that 'poured dow n the well
from the floor of the boiler house. He was
rescued by means of a rope and ladder and
is now resting easy under the physician'!
STATE FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
In Session Two Days nt University
The state farmers' institute, under tho
auspices of the Slate Board of Agriculture,
held n two-days' meeting at Lincoln Jan.
Id and 17. -All sessions wero held in the
University chapel. Chancellor Bessey
spoke on agriculture iu the common school
and Regent F.. Von Foreli of the univer
sity discussed agricultural education In
secondary schools. The program closed
w itli a discourse on nneultural education
in the university, by Pro.. .1. L. Lyon,
diiecturof the Uirled States experiment
The Board of . Agriculture re-elected
President S. V. Bassett, Secretary Robert
W. Furnas and Treasurer Mclntyre. O.
W. Henry of Omaha wns chosen first vlot
president. The Isiard accepted the propo
sition of J. D. MacFailand offering the
free use for a year of tho old state fair
grounds north of Ihe city, and decided to
hold the next annual exhibition at that
RIOT AT CORTLAND
Teacher and the Pupil Mix
It Up :
A riot liotweeii the bos in the grnmmcr i
room of Ihe Cortland public school aud tha
teacher, .1. G. Ludlam, occurred Jan. 17 .
just after the morning recess. There has
for weeks been bud feeling between
teacher and pupils. It seemed to be under
stood that this was the d i.v hostilities were
to be declared. Fred Young, a 16 year old
boy, had trouble w ilii the teacher and
tight cntic. i. Tim scholar was badly
whipped, first by the teacher's list and
later by a rawhide. Other scholars joined,
as tln teacher expected, but the ped igogue
fougl.t itiHu.ully and held hU own WiUj
the aid of ihe rdwlilde. A numlier of pat
rons have withdruvvu their cliildruu. Ar- -.
rests may follow .
For Deserting Bride of a Day.
Orlle Mull was urrested at Concordia,
Kan., on a telegram from Sheriff Simmer
ing of Hastings, who will bring him baok
to answer to the Charge of criminal as- '
sault and perjury. On Dee. 29 Mull
biotight Zeua Soncie. a 15-year-old girl
whose home is n Franklin County, to
Hastings and procured a license and was
married to her by Co u my Judge - Bowen.
That night the couple were quartered at
one of the hotels and the next- day Mull
left the city, deserting his young wife.
The complaints were swoi u out by tbo
. Boy Killed by n Train.
Henry Ch iilton, aged 7 years, was In
stantly killed at Silver City by the Unloa
Paolllc through passenger.. He started to
cross the (rack and was struck by the en
gine and hurled a distance of forty feet.
The body struck - the cud of the depot,
crushing one si (Jo of Ms head.
Indiana Uun Away from School.
Columbus authorities were notified tha
oilier morning to be on the lookout for a
number of young Indians who raii'-uway-"
from the Industrial School at Genoa.
There is no dissatisfaction nt the school.
except that the young bucks cannot stand
too close application to study.
Klevator Company to Continue.
Stockholders of the Farmer..' Union Kle
vator Company at Oakland by a unani
mous vote decided to renew the charter
which expired Jan. 17. This company
was incorporated thirteen jears ago with a
capital of $10,003.
Nebraska Short Noieu.
Howard County has paid off $20,0)0 of
i its bonded debt.,
The Woodmen of the World have or-,
gmii.ed u lodge at Ainsworth.
Wiuside has l i rod of the operation of
thieves aud put on a nil I watch. .
llloomlh.'ld thinks il cinuot get alor.
I another year without waterworks.
Stanton County gels 3 per cent, fro
bunks for county money on deposit
The $25,000 worth of No, Hi paa" . :
bonds were -old for a premium 'J jo
The north Nebraska teacK , ' '
HI o v-mi . W.y,.,. d J '
1 be weather is so war' , ,, -
t. ,i. .. n,. .,. ,i ,.. "' "P i" Brown
luivu not goua into
i wild' r (planers.
t-'uil'lllll V II.
to secure an ii."'',s
(motion to restrain th
K.sa.o inn nuc.
.plii are raising money
i.il merehaiidise store of Franll-
.1 ise. r wras robbed or several
d dollar--wortn "f goods. Thr
es also smashed the ciish register.
harles Williams, revenue tolleotor, wai
ii 11 leu and assessed the Coursing Clui
if 10 for liohling the race last November. A
none of tho boys were anxious to take
trio to Omaha be received Ins money.
The school house at Bee burned with a
loss of about $1.40). The building was a
new one, having been erected during tho
last year. 'I lm building was insured fol
$sn und the fixtures for $200.
I Albion is to have a new opera bouso.
' Klmen curloa.ls of hogs liound fur Sal
! Fianciseo went through North PlatU
j lately. Will. ill the last few weeks several
I large shipments of boss have been mad
I from Hull and Buffalo Counties to th
I Sau Francisco market, the price received
there being such to justify the lon
I Mr'. A. L. Jones met with a very seri
. biiM.l a tot
I Tint !('
! it... ... jr
Ml -n F
ous accident. ue went, to me earn ui .
empty a puil of slop to the hogs, and bei
ikiits liecame euungled iu the tin?a of aa
old pitchfork without a handle, aud sh,
w as throw ii to the ground, one tine of thl
fork passing nearly through tho calf of hoi
leg, inflicting a very painful wouud.