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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BAIUD, .Pjiblishor
TERMS, 1.S5 IN ADVANCE.
NORTH PLATTII, .
EVENT3 OEJHE DAY HELD TO A
LUTE EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Pergonal, Political, Foreign and Other
Intelligence Interesting to the
Governor Mnrahnll pictured Roosc
volt as n tax dodger.
Bryan apoko to a crowd of six
.thousand at Abcrdeeu, S. O.
doy. Wilson spoko to 7,000 people
'In Ilia Auditorium at Omaha.
Ooloncl Roosovelt begun lilo MichI
Ran campaign with on address at De
Former Uopubllcan Secretary Dover
was questioned concerning campaign
Governor Wilson ncctises republi
cans and progressives of Juggling with
tho trust Question,
Charles II. Crano teHtlllod ho con
tributed to both tho La Folletto and
Wilson campaign funds.
Colonol Roosovclt, deploring the an
tagonism of Lu Follette, accused the
oenator of Inconsistency.
Mr. Roosevelt says It is difficult to
iraxv a distinction between tho repub
lican and democratic parties.
Republican progressive quarrelB In
founy otates on the question of elec
tors havo been cleared away.
Tho throo political parties aro
yumtlng their chickens qulto In nd
unco of the hatching Benson.
A noisy throng greeted Woodrow
Wilson at Chicago, with supporters
nd opposition adding to the din.
In a sweeping denial of chnrgea
Against him, Roosovclt said ho never
naked u ponny lor ins campaign.
Governor Johnson accused Wood
row Wilson of having radically
changed his views on union labor.
' Taft's friends claim that ho Is now
tnaklng rapid gains nil along tho polit
ical line. Progressives clulm -Dthcr-V.Ito.
Governor Wilson spont a quiet day
JfSundny) In Lincoln attending church
And discussing tho campaign with W.
U. Bryan at Falrvlow.
Roosevelt called on Wilson to provo
r rotrnct Ills stntomont that tho steel
corporation 1b supporting tho prog
ressive party candidates.
Democrats of tho state of Washing
ton will again nominato u candldato
or governor, It having beou decided
that its former nomlnoo Is ineligible.
"Rooscvolt Is a man who Is against
peace, who loves to light nnd kill, and
who plays with lire," paid Warren
Harding, former lieutenant govornor
of Ohio, In an address In Omaha.
In Dotrolt, .ono thousand womon
will watch tho polls oloctlon day to
Boo what votes for tho equal Buffrago
Constitutional amendment aro counted.
Tho Now York woman's brancu 01
tho progrosslvo party flnanco com
mittee has completed plans to Invado
povcnlccn mlddlo western states and
cell bull moosa buttons at 25 cents
Tho republican state commlttco of
Missouri filed a petition In tho cqunty
circuit court to enjoin tho secrotnry
of stato from printing on tho official
ballot tho progrosslvo party's prcsl.
Thos. J. Ryan, a political loader In
Tlireo inoro Americans woro killed
by ft drunken "Nlcarnguan mob.
Moxlcnn federal troops suffered n
serious roverso near Escnlon.
Yielding to tho demands of consor
jratlonlcts that coul lauds horcatter
to loascd by tho government to pri
vate concerns Instead of allotted or
bold, tho Interior department has an
nounced that tho plan would bo tried.
Maude Mnlono, suftragotto, wnu
ejoctod from a political mooting lu
Carnegto hall, Now York, whou sho
Interrupted a spooch by Hiram W.
Johnson, progrosslvo vice presidential
TIiq stato convention of tho nation
til progressiva party of Mlohlgan
named a ticket from secretary of
state to Justices of the supremo court
Tho Fort Dearborn massacre, Octo.
ber 9, 1812; Perry's victory on Lako
Brio of tho same date, and tho Chi
rago fire, which started October 9,
1871, woro commemorated In Chicago
by public ceremonies.
The Life, a flno arts club In Now
York, has named a flrst-uld commlttco
bu dlvorco for unhappy wives. A
post card sent to tho club will fetch a
commltteo lady to listen, sympathize
talk things over and advlso,
An explosion fund was sot aside by
tho Iron-workers' union according to
prosecutor Mlllor at Indianapolis.
Sanitary Inspections of nil trains
hud ycbboIs lu Interstate trafllc. Is to
be bogun Immediately by tho public
A record prlco for "baby beef" was
mado at thn South Omnhn yards when
a carload wolghlug nn average of 150
pounds was sold for $10.
The statement of tho copper pro
ducers' association for September
shows an increnso in stocks on hand
pt 10,304,213 pounds, ccirpui'td with
the previous month.
Report of Illinois Central shows
3,000 less cars than last year.
Congressman IJartlioldt replied
sharplj to uhargelfof Roosevelt.
Gov. Wilson broke his Sunday mlo
and mado a brief spcoch at Falrbury,
President Tnft eays ho Is satisfied
with tho political outloook.
On tho Cth tho mercury In Chicago
reach oil 8G.
Roosevelt has started on nnothcr
speech-making tour through tho mid.
Statesmen of Europe view with up
prohonBlon tho wur declaration In tho
Complaints of car Bhortago havo
reached Washington and will start In
vestigation. Franco will decline to' Intervene
with Russia in behalf of French
Prominent men wcro nrrestcd In
connection with tho Chicago antl-vlco
Tho United Stales thlB year will
probably harvebt tho greatest crop In
Porto announces willingness to ex
tend' grentor measuro of self-government
Express companies claim they will
loso many millions It proposed rates
aro put into offect.
Now York won from Boston in tho
second game of tho world's series by
u score of 2 to 1.
Chief Wllko or the secret sorvlco
announced tho discovery of a now $20
national bank note.
By a decision of the supreme court
progressive electors In Idaho cannot
appear on tho ballot.
A vordlct against tho united hatters
for $80,000 was rendered In tho cele
brated Danbury case.
Not regulation or control, but de
struction of trusts, Ih the proposal of
Tho war forver is so strong In Tur
koy and Bulgaria that tho peaco movo
Is boset with dlfllculty.
Montenegro, slnglo.lmnded, Is mak
ing successful warfaro on Turkey
while her nlllos hold bnck.
Suit to test tho constitutionality
of tho newspaper publicity law has
been started at Now York.
Leo'i was captured by American
marlneB and tho Insurrection in Nica
ragua Is believed to be broken.
President Tnft has suggested tc
stato governors n plan ho beljoves will
reduco tho high cost of living.
Tho war cloud In tho Balkans hat
burst with Montenegro leading In tho
declaration against Turkey.
Roosevelt claims to havo found a
weak Bpot In 'Wilson's armor, and Is
not backward In proclaiming it.
Russia has suggested tho advisabili
ty of a Joint demand upon China for
payment of tho boxer Indemnity.
Destruction of the locks of tho Pa
nama canal was ono of tho alleged
plots of tho dynamite conspirators.
Diplomats of Kuropo havo almost
reached tho conclusion 1 la too lato
to stop tho war in tho Balkan stale.
Eighty Greeks left Omaha on their
wny to fatherland to participate In tho
war which is expectod at any moment.
Klght more warships stcamod to nn
choragoa In tho Hudson river in the
gradual mobilization of 127 vcbsoIb of
tho Atlantic fleet for presidential re
view. Svvlno breeders of Nebraska ask
for a $75,000 building on tho fair
grounds and tho board Is pledged for
a combined horticultural and agricul
Moxlcnn rebels havo given warning
that nil American railroad men cap
tured whllo operating trains on tho
Moxlcnn Northwestern lines atter"Oc
tobor 15 will bo shot.
Mllllo-Chrlstlno, n twin freak of
two human minds nnd heads, with ono
body, has died at tho ago of Ct years
In ColumbuB county, N. C. Tho freak,
or freaks, was born In slavery.
Tho contonnlal anniversary of the
war of 1812 and tho ono hundred and
twonty-Ofth anniversary of tho fram
ing of tho constitution at thoUnltod
States woro commemorated In a his
torical pageant In Philadelphia.
Sermons explaining why tho equal
suffrngo movement should carry In
Kansas, November 5, wcro preached
In nearly nil tho churches In that
state. Tho day was set two monthB
ago, suffragists obtaining plodgos from
ministers to assist tho cause,
Tho Iowa Equal Suffrage socioty-lw
has adjourned, after electing Mary J.
Safford president; Mrs. J. L. WllBon of
Cedar Rapids, vtco president, and
Ruby Eckorson of Dos Moines, corre
sponding Bccrotnry. Tho convention
adopted resolutions favoring a wld.
own' pension law.
William Dolan, 70 years old, onco a
major In tho United StatoB army, hob
bled Into tho pollco station at Denver
nnd nBked for a placo to sleep. Ho ex
plained that ho drew a ponslou'of $90
a month, but that he had given tho
Inst of it away because "ho could not
boo anyono go hungry."
Tho supreme court ot tho United
States will begin Its nnuujil eight
months' term Monday, being tho first
of tho governmental machlnoa to ro.
sumo activity this fall. There aro
now 800 cases docketed, enough to
consumo tho tlmo of tho coutt for two
years if It did nothing else.
Boston won In tho fourth gamo ot
tho world series by 3 to 1. "
The flower of tho American navy la
assembled for review at New York.
Tho Astor ostnto paid $3,1G0,000 nB
an Inheritance tax.
Jack Johnson will again take to tho
ring, fighting in Australia.
Secrotnry Fisher thinks Hawaii Is
entitled to more attention.
Count Glolchou has boon ordered to
moblllzo troops to copo with nny out
bronk In Ireland growing out of tho
I demonstrations In Ulstor.
A REPORT FROM NORTH PLATTE
EXPERIMENTAL 8UB 8TATION.
RESULTS ON GROWING COLTS
Come of the Animals Raised Entirety
On Alfalfa, While Others Were
Not Given That Feod.
Tho Nebraska Agricultural Experi
ment Station has Just issued Bulletin
130, entitled "Forage Rations for
Growing Horses." This la 'Bulletin
No. 11 or tho North Platte Substation
Tho bulletin glvcB the results of
growing three lots of 10 colts each
from weaning tlmo until Janunry 14
of the winter after they becamo
three years old, on different pasturo
nnd forage rations. Lot 1 ate alfalfa
hay during tho winter and grazed on
alfalfa pasture during the summer.
Lot 2 ate alfalfa hay during tho win
ter and grazed on natlvo grass pas
ture during tho summer. Lot 3 ato
prairie hay nnd cano hay during the
winter and grazed on native graBB
pasture during tho summer. Each
lot was fed grain during the llrst -winter.
Lot 3 waB fed grain during tho
second winter, also. During the third
summer all lots were given tho same
feed, and tho colts w-v-e all worked
Tho gain on alfalfu pasture during
tho first summer was more than twice
ns much bb on tin native graBB pas
ture, but during tho second summer
tho colts that S1 not have alfalfa at
any time (Lot 3) gulued more on the
natlvo grass pasturo than the colts
in Lot 1 sained on tho alfaira pas
ture. During the llrst wlntor the gain of
the clots fed alfalfa hay was about
CO per ceut more than the gain of
those not fed alfalfa hay. After the
llr-t year, tho rato of gain depended
largely on the condition of flesh of
the colts at the beginning of tho per
iod under consideration. The colts
Ted prairie, hay and cane hay In tho
winter made a faster gain during tho
summer than those which had been
fctl.iiralfa during the winter. Also
tho colts that grazed on native grass
pasture In the summer made woro
gain during tho winter when fed al
falfa than the colto which grazed on
nlfal'a pasturo In tho summer find
wero fed alfalfa In the winter. This
may bo oxplalned by the fact that an
Animal thin In flesh gains faster
whou given good conditions than nn
animal already In good flesh.
Durjng the entire experiment tho
relatlvo gains of tho three lots woref
Lot 1, 100; Lot 2, 90; Lol 3, 80. Tho
colts In Lot 1 gained 70 pounds more
per head than those In Lot 2 and 140
pounds more por hoad than those In
Lot 3. Tho cost of growing tho colts
In Lot 1 wnB $05.30 por head, of those
In Lot 2, $52.48 per head, and of
thoso in Lot 3 $15.48 per head. Tho
profit per colt was $27.46 after pay
ing for all feed caton, interest on tho
Investment and loss. Tho labor of
caring for tho colts is not considered.
Tho author concludes that It was
not profitable to pasture the alfalfa,
at least aftor tho first summer, under
tho conditions prevailing nt North
Platte. Under cortnin conditions it
may bo profitable to pasturo alfalfa.
Feeding nlfalfa hay during tho win
ter wns profitable.
This bullotln will be sent to resl
dents of tho stato on requost to Di
rector E. A. Burnett, Lincoln, Ne
braska. Tho stock Judging team Bent by tho
university stato farm to the American
royal cattle show at Kansas City, won
tho first prize.
Dwyer Opposes .Land Purchase.
D. O. Dwyer of Plnttsmouth is op
posed to the purchnso of tho fifteen
acres of land adjoining tho dent nnd
dumb Bchool at Omaha, which haB
linml llTirlat- tntlulil.tfnHmi rt Mm l.AnJ
truatceB( of wlllch ho ,B a mcmhor.
At least he does .not bollevo It ot suf
ficient Importance to tho wolfaro of
tho school to pay $14,500 or any sum
Wanted to Serve Out Sentence.
Charles D. Patterson, after being
converted through tho efforts of tho
city mission workers, last weok wont
to the state penitentiary and offered
to serve six monthB sentence which
hod been suspended when Patterson
was released bIx years ago on parole.
Pntterson broke tho parole nnd bIuco
that tlmo has boon at liberty. Ho de
clares that his determination to
servo hlB tlmo waB tho result of his
conversion. Ho met tho pardon board
at tho penitentiary and offered to
servo hlB tlmo. Tho board, aftor
hearing his story, told him to go back
to Lincoln and go to work,
New Stato Building.
lnnd Commissioner Cowles reports
completion of a now laundry building
nt tho asylum at Hastings. Tho
building cost $20,000. It Is 126x142,
nil ono floor, of comont. An avorago
of 9,000 pIocob go through tho laun
dry every work day. Tho old laundry
building which has two storlos will bo
divided Into small rooms for tho use
of nurses and attendants who now oc
cupy rooniB In thowards. This will
glvo room tor forty additional patients
In tho wards. At tho Hastings asyym
100 cowb aro milked.
WORK OF IRRIGATION.
Matters Discussed In the Late Con
gress at Salt Lake.
Labor Commissioner Guyo and As
sistant State Engineer Roberts hae
returned from tho nntlonnl Irrigation
congress hold at Salt Lako City last
weok. The meeting was an Important
ono lu that It took up some matters
that it Is thought will be beneficial to
the country in the future.
Ono of the Important matters dis
cussed was tho opening up of new
lands In the Irrigation districts where
rosults have not been what they ought
to have been. Formerly contracts
havo been made with settlers to fur
nish thorn water at $35 per acre, pay
able in ten Installments, with a pro
viso thut two crops can bo raised bo
fore the payments begin. It has been
found necessary to chango the time of
payments, as two ycara is not suf
fnclont tlmo to enable a settler with
llttlo "means to develop tho land, and
now contracts were made glvinc an ex
tension ot time some time ago nnd
making the payments $45 per acre. It
is said that a new settler who under
stands llttlo of tho science of Irriga
tion cannot hope to develop his land
so that ho can raise crops at a profit
for nearly five years, because of tho
long time It takes to got tho land brok
en up, the making of laterals and
other necessary things to learn to
make irrigating farming a success,
Mr. Roberts says that It 1b recogniz
ed that for tho time Nebraska has
been In tho Irrigation business the
state has made a greater success of
it than any other Btatc.
Tonhow what lrrfgatlon has dono
for Nebraska In tho northwest portion
of the state, F. A. Wright, an attorney
of Scottsbluff. who attended the con
gress lu Salt Lako City and called at
the state engineer's office, says:
"Probably no section of Nebraska
has Bhown a greater percentage of
prosperous growth than has the sec
tion around Scottsbluff. This Is due to
two causes water and sugar beets.
Tho sugar beet factory at Scotts.
bluff this year will pay to tho
people within Its territory over $1,000,
000, There aro now being prepared
for market and already sent to the
Scottsbluff factory 185,000 acres of
sugar beets. The factory pays $5.50
per ton on tho track, and tho beets
will run about fifteen tonB to the acre.
In addition to this the tops, which are
cut and left on tho ground, arc sold
to feeders at from $3 to $4 an aero.
Tho operating expenses of the factory,
for tho run of 120 days, beginning
September 20, is about $250,000. All
this money passes through the banks
of Scottsbluff and you can imagine
what that means to a town ot "2,500
"Wo aro counting a great deal on
tho next session of the state Irrigation
congress, which meets in Bridgeport
on October 22, 23, nnd 24, to do much
toward bringing about a better condi
tion of things between tho farmer and
tho government," continued Mr.
Wright. "While we are doing pretty
well ourselves, tho now settlors need
a hotter chance to make good and we
hopo that we can make tho powers
that bo see things in the saino light
as wo do who have an object lesson
before us every day."
A Wilson and Marshall club was or
ganized by Fremont democrats at the
close of an address at tho court house
by Congressman Dan Stephens.
In company of a sheriff, Forrest Joy
left Lincoln for Mount Pleasant, la.,
whero ho la charged with wife deser
tion. Joy was located and arrested at
"Education in Other Countries."
Hon. W. J. Bryan's topic of dis
course when he speaks before the Ne
braska TeucherB' association in Oma
ha Novomber 7; will be "Education In
Other Countries." It will bo his first
speech followlug tho national election,
but ho will not mention politics.
School for the Deaf.
To oppose the proposed purchase of
laud for tho stato school for the deaf
In Omaha, D. O. Dwyer of Plattsmouth,
trusteo of tho school, visited the board
of public lands and buildings. That
tho school board should bo self-supporting
or at least, partly so, is tho
opinion of Mr. Dwyer, who is In favor
of purchasing property in the country
so that the studentB may bo taught tho
methods of farming. By this means,
Mr. Dwyer says, the school will bo
Nebraskan to Have a Place.
A Milwaukee dispatch says that
Nebraska will havo a notable placo at
tho coming International dairy Bhow,
tor tho prize herd ot Smith & Roberta
of Beatrice Neb., will bo given an- im
pprtant position among tho exhibits.
The Nebraska farm Is considered ono
of tho leading Jersey establishments
In America, but Its entries In the ex
hibition will be placed in contrast
with tho best thero are in the country,
including Ohio and particularly Massa
chusetts dairymen's herds.
New Institution Incorporated.
The Western academy of Bcienco is
tho namo of a new Institution incor
porated by Charles A. Burdette, Mar
garet Burdotto and Orlando S. Wood.
Tho institution is to he located In
Reports from along tho Oak creek
valloy In this county show a consider
able Iobs from hog cholera to fanners.
Tho opldomlo has run on different
farms during tho past month and a
largo number of animals have died.
CONVICTS IN FIGHT
TWO OUTBREAKS IN WYOMING
ONE KILLED ANOTHER WOUNDED
Prisoners Get Free, Flee to the Hills
and There Engage In Desperate
Fight with Officers.
Wawllns, Wyo. A battle is raging
in the state penitentiary. Locked In
side the walls with hundreds ofvmit
tlnous prisoners .a. few guards are
fighting desperately to restore order
nnd prevent a wholesale Jail delivery.
Camped outside tho walls is a forco
of citizens, heavily armed, ready to
drive back tho convicts if they mur
der r.ho remaining guards aiid make a
rush through tho gates.- SlioutB and
occasional shots tell tho story of des
perate fighting within tho walls and
It Is rumored that several guards and
convicts havo beon killed.
Another battle Is In progress In tho
hills south of Rawlins, between a
posso of citizens and from twenty to
forty escaped prisoners. Two men
havo been killed in tho streets ot
Rawlinsi ono Is desperately wounded
nnd two convicts havo been recaptur
ed following tho escape of from ten
to- thirty prisoners Saturday after
noon. Tho town' is in a panic. Fran
tic tologramB havo been sent to Gover
nor Carey, now at Sheridan, implor
ing him to sond troops to protect the
citizens. Townspeople aro barricaded
in their homes or, heavily armed, are
patrolling tho streets guarding tholr
own homes and the houses of those
engaged In tho man hunt In the hills
or In tho vigil before the prison walls.
A mass meeting of terror-stricken
citizens held at nightfall sent a tel
gram to Govornor Carey demanding
tho protection of tho stato militia.
Tho mutinous prisoners wero sub
dued Sunday night and locked In their
cells. Early reports ot tho killing ot
several .mon inside tho penitentiary
havo not been confirmed.
At 11 o'clock Marshal Hayes re
turned to Rawlins frQin tho man hunt'
In the hills, bringing ono of tho men
escaped whom ho had shot and
wounded. Tho man was placed In tho
prison hospital. Two of tho twenty
escaping Saturday wero recaptured
reducing tho number of original fugi
tives at liberty to nine.
Tho men who escaped wero led by
Antono Pazo, a life-term murderer,
who a few months ago, in tho prison
dining room seized a knife and al
most disemboweled a fellow prisoner.
Pazo Btabbed a livery man after the
oscapo and was shot and killed by an
Until tho prlsonora aro mustered
for breakfast Monday morning It is
not believed tho exact number who
escaned will bo known.
Tho outbreak Sunday was the sec
ond within twenty-four hours. About
3 p. m. Saturday twenty prisoners es
caped and nine wero recaptured bo
foro 8 o'clock. At 2:30 Sunday after
noon a party of denporato life-termers
ovorpowe'red the cell houso keeper,
took his keys and released thoir com
rades from their coIIb. Every prisoner
willing to risk a battle with tho
guards mado a rush (for tho gates.
v Shot by His Son-ln-Law.
Council Bluffs. Charles Birwlth,
for many years connected with tho ho
tel business In Council Bluffs, was
shot and killed shortly beforo 5
o'clock Sunday night at tho Tremont
House, corner of Broadway and Ninth
Btreet, Council Bluffs. Tho shooting
w'as dono by Frank Owen, his son-in-law,
and from tho statements of moro
than a dozon witnesses, who saw all
ot tho Incidents leading up to tho
trngedy, appears to havo been wholly
in self-defense, and occurred aftor
Birwlth had cornered Owen behind
tho cigar case In tho hotol office,
rushing upon him with a long knife.
Charge for Bread and Butter.
Chicago. One of tho newest -nnd
most fashionable hotels on tho lako
front bore has announced that here
after bread and butter will bo charged
for In all its dining rooms. Following
tho example set by Now York restau
rants, "bread and butter, 10 cents,"
will bo tho rule in all the leading ho
tels nnd restaurants hero it is said.
'Roosevelt Nursing Sore Throat
Chicago. Colonel Roosovelt on
Sunday nursed an ailing throat which,
according to his campaign managers,
will prevent his going to Springfield,
UL, early thta week to make several
Darrow Trial Postponed.
Los AngolesrAttorneys for tho
prosecution and defense agreed on tho
11th to postpono tho beginning of tho
second trial of Clarence S. Darrow un
til October 31.
Johnson Back In the Game;
Chicago. Jack Johnson, champion
heavyelght otthe world, said ho ex
pects to Blgn articles to fight Sam
Langford and Sam McVoy In Aus
tralia nnd Jim Flynu in Paris. About
$100,000 is Involved In tho bouts to
tako place. '
Inheritance Tax Is High.
Albany, N. Y. A check for $3,150,
000 was received by Stato Comptroller
Schtncr In payment of the advanced
Inheritance tax on the estate of the
late Colonel John Jacob Astor.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Tho chin liable organization of Lin
coln will need $3,000 to carry on the
work during tho winter months,
pioneer of Richardson county, was run.
down and killed by n northbound
Missouri Pacific passenger train. Tho
accident happened near Strausvllkv
five miles north of Falls City.
InmateB of tho Custer county poor
farm have brought charges of cruelt)
against J. T. Rudcliff, superintendent,,
claiming that he hnd beaten them. He
docH not deny striking some of tho In
mates, but says It was necessary,
Mrs. Chnrles Perky of Wnhoo re
ceived a telegram announcing the sud
den death of her son, Leo H. Paine,
at a hospital at French Lake, Ind. Tho
nows was a great shpek, as Mrs. Per
ky hnd received a letter the provioua
day stating that he was in tho best of
Another Cuss county farm has Just
changed owners, the consideration
being $150 por acre, or for 100 acres,
$25,000. This farm is situated near
Mynard and Is accessablo to one of
tho best of grain and stock markets.
Robert L. Probst vas tho seller, while
Ralph Wiles Is the purchaser.
Fred Kramer, jr., has paid to Mrs,
Sid Cox of .York county, $3,000 In set
tlement of any damages for tho death
of her husband,' who was accidentally
shot, supposedly by Kramer, a short
time ago, the accident happening In
tho southeast part ot the county. Tho
settlement relieves Kramer from all
Tho report of state bank In Ne
braska at the close of business Sep
tember 2, completed by Secretary
Royse of the state banking tard, Is
considered one ot the most flattorlnsr
ever issued. In three months tho de
posits Increased nearly $3,000,000 and
now total $8G,G9C,1 51.48, tho highest
mark ever reached.
Frank Odell, secretary of the rural
life commission, hns returned from
California and says ,tl.?.t tho reputa
tion of the Nebraska Stato fair as an
educator, has gone to the Pacific coast
and that Secretary Mellor's contention
that the state fall was a greater edu
cator than tho unjverslty, or at least
that It reached farther Is already bear
Health certificates may bo required
within a short time from prospective
bridegrooms If tho proposed action of
the Lincoln Ministerial association Is
put lrilo effect. An overwhelming sen
timent in Civor of such action boing
taken by tho association was express
ed at its regular meeting last week. A
bill in this direction will be prepared
for introduction in tho forthcoming
Under date of October 5 Governor
Aldrlch has issued a proclamation an
nouncing that on Tuesday, November
5, a general election will bo hold in
Nebraska for the election of Btato of
ficers, the list beginning with gover
nor, also congressmen, and members
of tho legislature and for an expres
sion of preference for United StateR
senator and also for or against flvo
proposed amendments to tho state
Dr. Addison 13. Sheldon, well known
scientist and author, of Lincoln, who' '
mado an archeological reconnaisance
ot part of Nemaha county last August,
has made arrangements to again visit
the county early next month. Dr. Shel
don Is particularly Interested in the
ancient burial mounds east of Howe,
and lu the old ruins of a prehistoric
raco which at one tlmo had consider
able of a village Just north of that
Owners of commercial orchards In
Nemaha county are complaining of
their inability to secure npplo plckora
to move the crop. This year's apple
crop Is believed to be tho largest over
known in that part of tho stato and.
conservative estimates placo tho
amount at 100,000 bushels for tho Im
mediate neighborhood of Howe. The
price is very low, considering tho ex
cellent condition of tho fruit. None of
tho owners havo been able to got more
than 30 cents a bushel and many have
sold for less for the very best apples.
Calvin Smith, the colored man or
South Omaha, who was ono of tho reg
iment of soldiers discharged by Roose
velt after tho Brownsville affair, has
been sent to Washington, D. C, when
ho is to enter the soldiers' homo. Smith
was reinstated in the army when an
investigation committee was appointed
after his discharge by Roosevelt, but
was luior discharged on tho grounds
of disability. Ho is unable to -work.
Ten dnyB no he received over $800
bade pay from the war department,
which was due him from the time ho
was out of the service on account of
the discharge by the president.
Musical numbers for tho Sfnto
Teachers association, which will hold
its annual meeting In Omaha on No
vember 0, 7 nnd 8, will bo the moRt
pretentious of any ever offored for the
entertainment of Nebraska's teachers.
The Publicity Bureau of tho Omaha
Commercial club has secured the
Mendelssohn Choir for one night. The
concert will bo given exclusively for
teachers and all members of the asso
elation will be admitted free. On
.Thursday ovenlng, Cox's Study Or
chestra, under tho direction ot Henry
Cox, will glvo a forty minuto program.
Tho bonds recently issued by
tho municipality of West Point
for tho extension of tho sewer
age system of the city have hcou ac
cepted. Work on tho proposed
system hns nlfbady been commenced.
John R. Dowty, aged 82 years, a
The Shelton National bank, tho In
stitution in which E. H. Spicor was a
defaulting casllidr, has reorganized
and will horeafter bo a stato bank
operating under the gunranteo ot do.
posit law. Tho capital stock remains
tho Bame as before, $25,000. A charter
to conduct a state bank has been Is-
I sued by the state banking board.