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DAKOTA COUNTY MERALDo
MOTTO-All The News When It Is News.
DAKOTA CITY, NER, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1910.
RAIL CHIEF SLAIN
BURGLAR MURDEf" ; nfUl
PRE8IDENT OF!,gwl,i MHiwivw... Service Is ConBe.ted-Mllk
IrlEY EXCHANGE BULLETS.
Awakened by Prowler In Summe
Home at Wlnnetka Railroad Presl
dent 8elxes Revolver and la Shot
Down, Thief Escaping.
Chicago. I. O. Rawn, president ol
the Morion railway, was shot through
the heart and Instantly killed at his
summer home In Wlnnetka by a
would-be robber. The burglar es
caped. There Is no clew to his iden
tity. Servants and women In the house,
aroused by the shot, found Mr. Rawn
lying In the hallway on his face. The
front door was open. There was no
one In sight.
The fact that the murder was com
mitted by a burglar was established
by the finding of jimmy marks on tho
door, which had been forced open.
The story of the shooting of Mr.
Rawn was told by Ralph O. Coburn, a
son-in-law of the victim.
"Mrs. Rawn was awakened by
sounds on the first floor of the house,"
he said. "Mr. Rawn also was awak
ened and he also heard the sounds.
He insisted upon going down to ascer
tain ie cause, although Mrs. Rawn
tried to persuade him not to do it
"He descended the stairs and had
barely reached the landing when ev-
I. G. Rawn.
eryone in the house was awakened by
the roar of two shots fired In Quick
"I rushed out as did the others. We
found Mr. Rawn lying in his night
clothes. Blood was trickling- from his
"He struggled, turned over, tried to
speak, and could not. We sent in hur
ried calls for a doctor. Mr. Rawn died
within five or six minutes after the
shot had been fired. He did not re
"We immediately summoned the
Wlnnetka police, and it was they who
found the mark on the door which es
tablished the fact that the crime had
been committed by a burglar. Other
than that we have no clew.
"The house was occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Rawn, their daughter, Mrs.
Blgelow, and my wife and myself and
our two children. There were also
three servants In the house, the cook,
Mrs. Rawn's maid, and Mrs. BIgelow's
maid. None of the rest of us heard
the sound of the burglar."
Only one bullet took effect The
other went wild.
A half hour after the murder had
been committed Pinkerton detectives
and other private detectives wero
hired by the sons of the dead man.
"WTe will offer a reward," said Mr.
Coburn and spare no expense to cap
ture the assassin.
Following so Boon after the burglary
at the home of Laird Bell last Satur
day or Sunday night when Mr. and
Mrs. Bell were out of town, the incl
dent has aroused the residents of the
suburb. Plans for better police pro
tection are being talked of and the
crime of this morning probably will in
cite the villagers to take immediate
While Mr. and Mrs. Bell were away
from home at Lake Geneva last week
burglars entered their home and stole
several thousand dollars' woith of sil
verware, Jewelry, and heirlooms. No
report of the matter was made to the
local police till after Mr. and Mrs.
Bell returned home on Monday.
Mr. Rawn became president of the
Monon road last October. He was 55
years old. He rose in the railroad
work from the Job of student telegraph
operator which he took at 15 years of
age. He was born in Delaware, O.,
and Ms only education was in the com
tnon schools there.
Indiana County Loses In Centue.
Washington, Ind. Census returns
show Madison county, Indiana, has a
population of 65,224, a decrease of
May Yet Telephone to England.
Dover, England. Telephonic com
munlcatlon between England and
America may soon be a possibility if
a new experimental submarine cable
recently laid across the English chan
cel by the British post office author
ttlea answers expectations.
Western Banker Arretted.
' Portland, Ore. W. D. Outman,
treasurer of W. P. McMonles & Co.,
of this city, was arrested here Tues
day on a charge of receiving money,
knowing a bank to be insolvent.
16,000 RAILROAD MEN GO OUT
8TRIKE ON GRAND TRUNK 8Y8
tem'ties UP FREIGHT.
Famine Threatens Montreal
Strikers Are Orderly.
Montreal. It was estimated Tues
day that 16,000 men were out of. em
ployment as a result of the strike of
employes of the Grand Trunk railroad
system which wtiit into effect Monday
The strike order was obeyed by
6,000 conductors and trainmen and the
company Tuesday locked out 10,000
men in the shops in the hope that they
would accept the positions deserted
by the conductors and trainmen. The
roup has not been successful.
Freight and passenger traffic on the
entire Grand Trunk system is congest
ed. Freight is piling up in immense
quantities at the various transfer
points, with no likelihood of being
moved for a long time.
A few trains were run by minor of
ficials of the road, with office clerks to
take the tickets, but this method has
proven a failure. Passengers will not
purchase tickets because of the in
ability of the company to guarantee a
through trip to any point.
A milk famine is threatened in Mon
treal by reason of the company's fail
ure to deliver any part of the usual
supply of that commodity from out
lying points. Also there is a marked
scarcity cl other necessities usu-.
transported by the railroad.
There was nothing approaching dis
order among the strikers at any point
along the system, excepting in one In
stance, in which a brakeman on a
Grand Trunk train at Flint, Mich., was
attacked by the strikers and saved by
his mother, who shamed the strikers
The commissioner of labor of Cana
da offered to arbitrate the grievances
ot the strikers, declaring that tho Ca
nadian government would pay all ex
penses Incurred by him, but the offi
cials of the union declined the offer,
saying that the strike had gone too
far for arbitration.
REPORT CRIPPEN IN CANADA
Liner Steward Declares Alleged Wife
Slayer Reaches Montreal on
Montreal, Que. Positive statements
that Doctor Crlppen, the London mur
derer, sought by Scotland Yard, ar
rived here Sunday on the White Star
Dominion liner Megantlc was made
Monday by H. J. Alrress, saloon stew
ard of this ship, who is corroborated
by two other, stewards.
The actions and appearance of a
passenger who was attended at table
by Alrress and accompanied by a
woman registered only as "Carruth
era," seemed suspicious to the stew
ard. When the liner docked here the
couple attracted much attention by
their apparent haste to disembark.
They hailed a cab and disappeared.
The police believe Crlppen has left
Montreal for American soil.
IEWS DRIVEN OUT OF KIEV
Expulsion by Russia of Israelites at
Rate of 45 Individual Each
Kiev, Russia. The expulsion oi
lews from Kiev continues at the rate
jf 45 individuals a day. From July 4
antil July 15 497 were expelled by
what Is known an the second method
that is, they were forced actually to
'eave town. During the same period
1,121 persons were expelled by the
first method, which, in effect, Is a
warning for their departure, but per
mits them time for a settlement of pri
vate affairs. In the majority of cases
the latter method proved ineffectual,
as tho Jews in that category are prone
to return to Kiev after temporary ab
sence. During the 12 days mentioned there
were 165 expulsions from Sofomenka
ind 151 from Demleffka.
SHALE ROCK CASES ENDED
Verdicts of "Not Guilty" Are Ordered
by Judge Against Two Remain
Chicago. Verdicts of "not guilty"
In favor of Contractor Michael H.
McGovern and Ralph A. Donnell, for
mer assistant city engineer, were
signed In Judge Albert C. Barnes'
court Friday, the Jury acting In obedi
ence to Instructions from the court
By the acquittal of the remaining de
fendants In the Identical way in which
City Engineer .lohn Erlcson and For
mer Deputy Commission of Public
Works Paul Kedirske had previously
been eliminated from the case the
trial for alleged conspiracy to defraud
the city out of $ (5.084.20 In payments
made for "sale-rocl: extras" In the
Lawrence avenue sewer case came to
an abrupt end.
The statute of limitations has run
and there will be no more Indictments.
Woman Eats Four Babes.
Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo. The
disappearance of Dominican children
near the Haytlen frontier has been
explained by the horrible confession
of a Haytlen woman that she bad
murdered them, eating four.
Ohio Judge Seet Roosevelt,
New York. Theodore Roosevelt had
a long talk with Judge Kincald of To
ledo, O., Tuesday and it was gontr
ally understood that political condi
tions In the Judge's boras stat came
la for discussion.
THE JESSE JAMES OF
PLOT TO KILL AMERICANS
OFFICIALS 8ET UPON BY RENE
Three of Outlaws Are Slain and
Five Wounded In Fu- ,
Manila. Dean C. Worcester. Ameri
ian secretary of interior for the Philip
pines, was set upon by renegade
Moros, on the Island of Palawan Mon
day and escaped assassination only
through the alertness of his body
guard, who shot down the outlaw,
killing three ot them outright
Secretary Worcester was touring
the island, which is the most westerly
of the larger Philippine group, bound
ing the Sulu sea on the west and was
present at the Installation of the new
In anticipation of his coming a band
of Moros planned his death.
Armed with bolos carefully con
cealed, they laid a trap for the secre
tary, who suddenly found himself the
object of a savage rush.
Captain Moynihan ot the scouts was
the first to reoognlase.tho hostile move
ment and Just in the nick of time he
ordered the scouts to fire.
At the fusillade three Moros who
led the attack dropped dead In their
tracks, while several others doubled
up with more or less severe wounds.
The rest of them took to their heels.
Investigation showed that the at
tack by the renegade Moros also was
a part of a plot against Provincial
Governor Evans and Mr. Worcester
had landed on the island and wished
to take a boat for a river trip. A Moro
leader objected and a parley followed.
Then a group of warriors rushed from
ambush, attacking the party. Mr.
Worcester was in front.
At the crucial moment the guards,
commanded by Captain Moynihan of
the scouts, opened fire.
Five of tho wounded were captured
and placed under arrest Others es
caped In the Jungle, but a detail ot
icouts was sent after them.
3 LAZE IN J0LIET PRISON
ihlrt Factory Is Destroyed With Loss
of $25,000 Convicts Create
Joliet, 111. Fire that broke out in
ihe shirt factory at the Illinois
itate prison here totally destroyed the
building and equipment, causing a
damage estimated at $25,000. Crossed
electric wires is assigned as the cause
of the conflagration. The volunteer
Are department composed of "trus
ties" failed to check the flames and
the Joliet city department was called.
3uards were dispatched through the
:orrldors at the out-start to allay the
.ears of the convicts and there was no
IOWA COLLEGE TO BE SOLD
Oes Moines Presbyterians to Acquire
Highland Park Institution and Turn
It Into Technical 8chool.
Des Moines, la. Negotiations have
practically been completed whereby
Highland Park college ot thlg city will
pass under the control ot the
Des Moines Presbytery. It Is under
stood that the consideration is $200,
000. It is proposed by the Presby
terians to convert the institution into
a technical school.
Central Vermont Men Out
New London, Conn. All conductors
and trainmen on the Central Vermont
railroad walked out on a strike Mon
day night It is reported that at least
twenty-five hundred employes are out
on the Grand Trunk and Central Ver
mont Fire Wipes Out Lumber.
Pittsburg, Pa. A million feet of
lumber In the yards of A. O. Brelt
weUer Co., at South Twenty-second
street and the Monongahela river, was
aeetroyed by fire Monday.
THE NEAIt FUTURE,
ROYAL .ARCANUM HARD HI1
New York Court Decides Order Can
not Raise Its Assessment Rates
Without Members' Consent
New York. Supreme Court Justice
William J. Kelly of Brooklyn handed
down a decision in which he holds
that the supreme council of the Royal
Arcanum cannot raise its assessment
rates without permission from the
members of the organization.
It is believed that the decision deals
a hard blow to the order. The case
wan brought to the attention of the
court by Samuel Green ot Brooklyn,
who Is a member of the DeWitt Clin
ton council R. A., and who at one time
held one of the highest positions In
In deciding In favor of the plaintiff
Justice Kelly declares that the society
cannot assume an unlimited reserved
power to Increase the amount of as
sessment to an extent which might be
prohibitive and could only result In
depriving the individual of his mem
bership. WOMAN SLAYS GAME WARDEN
...... . ,'! ..' . "V I
Confesses She Killed John O'Connor
Because He Tried to Break
Up Her Home.
Springfield, 111. Mrs. Frank Stout
confessed that she had fired the shot
which resulted In the death of Deputy
State Warden Game John O'Connor.
Mrs. Stout is in jail here and will be
held to await the action of the grand
Jury without bond. The woman ap
peared before the coroner's Jury Sun
day at her own request
O'Connor was shot Friday night at
his home by some one who fired
through an open door. In an ante
mortem statement he declared that
Frank Stout had threatened to kill
him, but Stout, when arrested, proved
an alibi. Later Mrs. Stout was arrest
ed and, in her confesslnn, declared
O'Connor had annoyed her and "had
tried to break up her home."
The woman admitted while on the
witness stand that she telephoned
O'Connor afew days before his death
and asked him if he Intended to quit
coming to her home. This admission
is taken by authorities to mean that
the woman was in love with O'Connor
and that Jealousy may have prompted
her In ber act
MADRIZ ORDERS REBELS SHOT
Nlcaraguan President Instructs Hit
Commander to Shoot Down Pris
oners Without Trial.
New Orleans. An Intercepted tele
gram sent by Jose Madrtz, claimant tc
the Nlcaraguan presidency, to Gen.
Robert O. Gonzalez, commander of the
Madrtz forces at San Ubaldo, Nicara
gua, was sent to Consul General Suns
man of this city by President J. J. Es
trada of the provisional government,
It instructs General Gonzalez to
shoot without trial all rebels and pris
oners that are taken by his men. The
telegram, which caused a thrill of hor
ror through Cetrol America, has been
forwarded to the state department and
will be referred to the peace confer
ence at The Hague. The telegram was
captured by Gen. Luis Mena of the pro
visionals, who reports on the day It
was received by Gonzalez two revo
lutionists were shot at Charco Muerto.
The came day 15 prisoners taken by
Estrada were relcasod.
Grasshoppers Ravage Wabash Valley.
Terre Haute, Ind. There Is a
plague of grasshoppers In the Wabash
bottoms and automobillsts Tuesday
found their tires covered with bodies
of Insects, Impeding their progress
and causing the cars to skid. Gar
dens and corn have been destroyed.
Zeppelin Gas Works Razed.
Frledrlcbshafen, Germany. The gas
works of the Zeppelin Airship com
pany were demolished by an explosion
Tuesday. Seven persons were severe
WE MUST ADVERTISE
OTHERWISE NEBRASKA IS GOING
TO LOSE OUT.
STATE'S LIGHT SHOULD SHINE
W. A. Campbell Telia What Rival
States are Doing to Attract
LLaU t Settlera.
How backward Nebraska Is in ad
vertising Its wealth and resources
was told members of the Lincoln Ad
club recently by W. A. Campbell of
Omaha, manager ot the bureau of
publicity ot the Omaha Commercial
Mr. Campbell Issued a warning
with respect on emigration from this
country to Canada saying:
An individual who does not make
the great energy of advertising in
crease his business knows himself
what he Is doing, but others don't In
the case of Nebraska we do not even
know ourselves what we are doing
except in small spots.
In the meantime Canada and "the
last best west" are taking our citizens
and it is costing them but $4.$0 per
capita to secure them, while every
migrating American farmer takes on
the average of $1,000 per capita to
Canada with him when he moves. In
two days recently 150 farmers from
our own state and the states about
us, passed through St Paul and they
had assets of nearly $200,000. The
Canadian banks showed an Increase
during the month of March of nearly
At the rate of $1,000 per capita.
which la low, more than $90,000.00 of
new wealth was taken from the
states to Canada last year.
While It formerly cost Canada $8
per capita to secure these settlers. It
has decreased to less than $4.80 and
is going lower each year.
But this is not all. Practically
every state about Nebraska Is mak
ing a systematic effort to get settlers
by advertising and Intelligent work.
We have a letter from Governor
Hadley of Missouri who eays "The
last session of the legislature ap
propriated $25,000 for immigration
work, but as the appropriation was
not available, the banks of the larger
cities have contributed the amount
and the work has gone on. We also
have a bureau of labor statistics for
which $20,000 la appropriated annual
ly." Then to rub it in on us Nebraskans
the governor adds: "The state also
appropriates something like $100,000
to $120,000 for ' the support of the
State Board of Agriculture."
I had the pleasure of promoting the
first state conservation congress,
then called by Governor Eberhart in
Minnesota. It was a great success as
an advertisement for the state of
Minnesota and we have Governor
Eberhart's word for it that Minnesota
secured 19,000 new settlers from
March 1 to May 1. The governor
writes, "We have $20,000 per annum
tor 1910 and 1911 and there is con
siderable talk ot making this $100,000
If Minnesota ever appropriates
$100,000 for advertising the north
star state, I want to go on record as
saying that over 1,000 Nebraska Irish
men will become Minnesota Swedes.
The Police Record.
The police report for the month of
June shows 133 arrests. Of these 119
were men and fourteen women. The
meals served to prisoners were 305
and amounted to $30.50. All of those
arrested were able to read and write.
The married men numbered 49 and
the women 5; unmarried men 70,
Plague of Crickets.
According o a number of business
men In the city, Lincoln has been suf
fering from a plague of crickets.
About a week ago crickets began to
appear In the various clothing stores
and residences of the city In unusual
numbers. Since that time the num
ber has been increasing rapidly. Pro
prietors of some of the clothing
Stores state that their cellars are full
of crickets of unusual size and that,
when their places of business are
opened In the morning, the crickets
are swept out in handfuls from be
fore the door. One proprietor of a
clothing store said that he feare
considerable damage to his stock.
. Druggists Making Drunkards.
The excise board met to discuss
the abuse of the alcohol permit busi
ness by certain druggists who hold
them. Chief Malone complained that
many of the drunks received at trie
police station get their Jugs on alco
hol which they buy at drug stores,
and that in some places men can
readily purchase at exorbitant prices
alcohol when they give every appear
ance of being Inebriates.
Central Granaries Company.
In pursuance of the request of the
eounty board of equalization the Cen
tral Granaries company has furnished
to County Assessor Miller the corpo
ration ctatement required under the
revenue law. This shows that the
company has $350,000 paid up capital
and $80,000 surplus. It has $16,000
worth of real estate In Lancaster
eounty and $2,600 worth outside this
county. It has personal property to
the value of $342,000, of which $279,
000 la permanently Invested la ele-ratort.
A DECEDENT RULING.
Supreme Court Holds Law of 1893 li
The supreme court handed down
four belated opinions which make a
material change In the law ol
decedents In Nebraska. Judge Root
wrote the decision, Chief Justic
Reese and Judge Sedgwick dissent
Ing from a portion of it.
The court reaffirms its former de
cision, rendered several years ago
but goes further and declares Invalid
a curative act of 1895, which had
never before been questioned. The
Bake- act gave the widow of a de
cease person the homestead In fee
and authorized the county Judge to
set aside a homestead for a widow.'
That act was held unconstitutional
several years ago on the ground that
it was not properly passed and be
cause It gave a county Judge power
to determine title to real estate. The
curative act of 1895 was Intended to
legalize the acts of county Judges In
setting aside homesteads In fee to
widows. The supreme court now
holds that the curative act is un
constitutional because such an act
cannot cure the defects of an act
that Is void in itself. The result Is
that the law enforced prior to the
Baker act Is now the law and that
widows may only have a life interest
in a homestead. After she gets her
share the heirs may take title in fee.
It is believed that few cases will
arise under the ruling because in
most cases of division of estates the
statutes ot limitations has run and
litigation is barred.
Chief Justice Reese and Judge
Sedgwick dissent from that part of
the decision holding that part of the
court's old decision, holding that a
decree ot a county Judge, setting
aside a homestead in fee to a widow,
Is granting power to a county Judge
to determine title to real estate, and
from that part of the new holding
which Bays that children ot a de
ceased person are not estopped. If
they have not ratified such an order
of a county Judge, from objecting to
auch an order. They agree with the
court that the curative act of 1895 is
void and with the balance ot the
Another Senatorial Candidate.
Alfred Sorenson of Omaha, known
as the "wlll-be-senator," filed his
receipt with the secretary of state
showing that he had paid his $50
filing fee to the county clerk of Doug
las county as a candidate for United
State senator. He is running for the
Millers Planning Appeal.
Secretary H. B. Smith of the
South Platte Millers' association, an
nounced that he would call a meet
ing of Nebraska millers to take ac
tion on the successful government
prosecution In the bleached Hour
cases at Kansas City, and make plana
for carrying the case to the United
States supreme court
8carlet Fever Closes School.
The Junior normal school at Mo
Cook has been closed by order of the
school board of that city on account
of scarlet fever. The school had
three weeks to run. About 150 stu
dents are In attendance. It is be
lieved that the order of the board
will practically break up the school
for the rest of the term.
Barton Files for Auditor.
Silas R. Barton, state auditor, has
filed his name as a candidate for a
second nomination on the republican
ticket Mr. Bartoa is now serving
his first term. He tiled from Grand
Can't Stop In Lincoln.
Senator Burkett received a tele
gram saying that Theodore Roose
velt would make an address in
Omaha, September 2. Mr. Roose
velt's engagements will not permit
him to make a stop in Lincoln on
i . i
Prison Association Met.
The Nebraska prison association
met for its quarterly meeting. Judge
M. B. Reese, the president of the as
sociation, was in the chair, and
Secretary-treasurer A. E. Davlsson
gave a report which showed that the
association had incurred a deficit of
$80 in the past quarter. An Informal
discussion followed In which the
financial policy of the association was
declared to be inadequate. It was
said that the present method of col
lecting funds, viz., by occasional ap
peals in he pulpits of the various
churches and by some personal Inter
views was unsatisfactory.
f eports are Filed.
The Lincoln Telephone company
and the Nebraska Telephone com
pany have filed reports with, the city
clerk of business done during the
month of June within the city of Lin
coln and on lines connected with the
local exchange. The Bell company
paid an occupation tax of $214.84 on
$10,762.18 of business done; the In
dependent company paid $320.23 on
$16,011.63 of business.
Complaint Against Dr. Johnson.
A complaint has been prepared by
Ly County Attorney Frank Tyrrell
against Dr. W. E. Johnson, convicted
of having performed a criminal
operation which resulted In the death
of Amanda Mueller, a 16-year-old girl,
for filing with the board of secre
taries of the state board of health In
which It la aBked that Dr. Johnson's
license to practice medicine be re.
voked. Dr. Johnson was sentenced
to two years in the penitentiary. His
case la now In the supreme court for
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
News Notes of Interest From Various
A new bank has been organized at
The new $15,000 Methodist church
at Wymore is about completed.
Lightning killed three head ot
cattle for a farmer In Fawnee county.
The corner stone of the proposed1
new Presbyterian church at Beaver
City has been laid.
Presbyterians of Beaver City will
erect new church to take the place of.
the one destroyed by fire.
Harvest hands are In such demand
that at some places as high as $4
per day has been offered.
Kennlth Enlow, elht years old,
was drowned In the Republican river
at Orleans while swimming.
Broken Bow officials rounded up all
tramps and gave them ton minutes to
vamoose or take the consequences.
The drouth Is responsible for
many prairie fires around Fremont
Much hay land has been swept over.
The ten-year-old son of IT. G. Chap
man died from blood poisoning su-;
perlnduced by an accident on the
Fourth of July.
The annual Johnson county teach
ers Institute win be held in connec
tion with the Tecumseh Chautauqua
August 8 to 12 inclusive.
Wm. Swain, a civil war veteran, is
In the hospital at Beatrice suffering
from bruises inflicted by his daugh
ter. The latter Is mentally unbal
After all the frosts and freezes of
the spring, there is a fine apple crop
in Fillmore county. It Is estimated
that there are 6,000 bushels In one
Mrs. Angla Muff of Norfolk, wife!
of a railroad employe, has sued Jamea
Gray, a man 65 years old for $25,000,
alleging that Gray had beaten ber
with a club.
Frank Etue was bound over to dl
trlot court of Adams county for trial
on the chargo of killing Roy Hodges, i
He shot Hodges three times during'
a quarrel over a trifling matter on,
July 3 and Hodges died on July 8. i
A new bank was organized at Wy
more by F. M. High of North Loup,
Neb., and Sherman Taylor of Wymora.1
The institution is - capitalized for
$35,000 and will operate under the
name of the Farmers' and Merchants'
The first Presbyterian church of
Craig has extended a call to Rev. C.
M. Junkln to become pastor of their
church. Rev. Mr. Junkln has been
dividing his time between Bancroft;
and Craig, but residing in the former
place. Angla Muff of Norfolk has brought
action against James Gray of Norfolk
to recover $2,500 damages. She al
leges In her petition that on April 28,'
1910, Gray willfully and maliciously
assaulted her With a club greatly in
An' order "vas received at the gov-1
ernor's office from the bureau of ani
mal industry freeing Chase, Dundy,
Hitchcock and Hayes counties from
the quarantine on cattle with scabies,
providing the Nebraska department
had no objections.
Word was received at Red Cloud
that Elmer Kaley had committed
suicide on his ranch in Idaho. No
reason for the act can be given as
he was in good circumstances and bad
no serious troubles. He was bora.
and brought up at Red Cloud.
Victor E. Wilson of Stromsburg,'
Polk county's representative in tbei
last legislature, has decided to be-.
come a candidate for the nomination
of state railway commissioner on the
democratic and peoples' Independent'
ticket at the coming primaries. ,
The city council and the York
Water company have arrived at an
agreement regarding the water ques
tion to be submitted to the voters for
acceptance or rejection. The water
company has agreed to accept $52,509
for the plant If the city prefers to
Arrangements have been practical
ly completed at Wymore for rebuild
ing the district on Main street de.
stroyed by fire two weeks ago.
The bodv of a rmmlerfiA man waa
found half burled in some straw
back of a shed near the Union Pacific
depot at Lincoln. As the Inside of
the shed was blood bespattered, it is
the supposition he was killed In a
fight and then the body carried out-
Bide and covered.
An ordinance to Impose an occupa
tion tax upon all fire Insurance com
panies doing business in the village
ot Cambridge, Neb., was passed and
approved by the trustees on July 11.
This ordinance imposes a tax of
$5.00 per year on every company and
agent engaged In the insurance busi
ness in that place.
Rufus Raynle, an Inmate of the In
dustrial school in Kearney, attempted
to escape from the custody of his
guardian by taking a horse from the
stable and In company with a boy by
the name of Wilson make a clean get
away. They got as far as Mlnden and
were surprised to find an officer of
the school In uniform there to meet
August Anderson and wife of Hll
dreth found a sad greeting whea '
they returned from a three months',
visit in Sweden. At Chicago fijr'
were met by relatives and notified
of the death of a 17-year-old son. The
boy had been burled six weeks."
George Overton, one of the largo
land owners residing south of Ne
braska City, fell from a windmill
tower, forty feet above the ground,
but he caught a projecting beam, halt
way down and held on until rescued
Bometlme later by persona who
chanced to see him. He was Quite