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MANY EVENTS ARE MENTIONED
Home and Foreign Intelligence Con
densed Into Two and Four
President Taft predicts victory for
republican party next month.
Supporters of Prcsldont Taft in Ca
lifornia aro plainly dlBfranchiHed.
Gov. Wilson, it is said, will make
no more Bpccchcs during tlio cam
Dufgn. Governor Johnson acciiBed Governor
Wilson of hedging on tlio triiHt ques
tion. Soon after tlio election, President
Taft 1b contemplating a trip to the
Suit in behalf of Colonel RooBovelt
liiB boon started against, a Michigan
editor for alleged libel.
. Governor Marshall twlttet Gover
nor Johnson on having such a bad
electoral law in California.
Eugene V. DobB, socialist candidate
for president, is on a speech-making
tour throughout the country.
In 11 letter to John Wannmakor,
Prceldont Taft argued against a
(banco in ndmlnlHtrativo "policies,
In tho opinion of Senator Cummins
Iho progressiva party principles nro
tioroly advanced republican ideas.
I HepublicatiH filed an injunction
fgalnst the socrotary of Btato of
Ix)ul8lana to provont liirn placing pro
gressive eloctors on tlio offlclul bal
pt for tho Novombor election.
nopresentatlvo Henry of Texas an
nounces that in his Informal stato
' ment of campaign oxponses sont to
Washington ho had certified ho did
not spend a cent bithor In tho pri
mary or gonoral election.
Governor Wilson and his advocates
bavo misrepresented tho attltudo of
tho progressive party toward tho
trustfl was charged by Oovernor John
eon of California in a speech in tho
Auditorium at Harrlsburg, Pa.
Socrotary Hester in a statement of
tho world's vislblo supply of cotton
BhowB an increase for tho week Just
dosed of 310,117 bales against an In
crease of 32.4G0 bales last year and
An increase- of 257,319 bales year be
CharleB Nagol secretary of com
morco and ' labor, In an address at
Canton; Ohio, defended Prcsldont
Tuft's policies during his administra
tion with a recounting of variouB pro
gressive laws which woro secured
through his activity.
United States Sonator La Toilette,
In a speech at La Crosso, Wis., de
clared that ho would vote for neither
HooBovolt, Taft nor WllBon. Ho com
pared tho suppression of competition
through tho trusts, to a huge cancer,
tho removal of which roqulros great
Making his last address In Now Jor
coy during tho prosont campaign, Gov
ernor Johnson sharply crltlclBod Gov
ernor Wilson for his failure to do a
littlo truBt houso cleaning by driving
tho Standard Oil, Tobucco company
find, thirty or forty .othor trusts, of
Which Now JorBoy is tho mother, out
Contributions to tho presidential
campaign fund of tlio democratic par
ty this year totnllod $078,364, accord
ing to tho sworn statement of Treas
urer Itolla C. WollB of St. Louis, filod
with tho chlof clerk of tho houso of
representatives. Expenditures ag
gregated $5G2,G18.21, Including $120,
000 8en,t toj headquarters at Now
York, and thoro aro outstanding obll
Cntions of $56,149.
SerlouB troublo is feared in Cuba
In connection wltli tho Cuban olec-
Tho United Statos will ndhero to
Ita policy of non-intervention in
Governor Johnson says Roosevelt
made rich men his enemies by plead
ing tho cntiso of tho downtrodden.
Tho men who tried to run a ten
v million dollar cotton corner havo a
chnnco to escape government proso
cutlon. Tho London Times understands that
both majority and minority reports of
tho dlvorco commission will recom
mend that tlio sexes bo equal bofore
tho law in tho mattor of dlvorco.
Tho general eloctlon in Norway Is
going strongly against tho government.
Out of 123 seats tho roturns for ninety
flvo aro complote. In tho case of forty
eeven of theso tho results aro Induct
Nlve, requiring nnothor election.
Tho atoamship Asiatic Prlnco which
arirvod at Now York Friday from
Brazilian ports, roported tho roscuo of
thirteen men. from tho burning steam
ship FagundoB Varolla, off tho Brazl
llan coaBt October 7. Tho ship caught
11 ro from chomicala In its hold.
Enough lottora will bo on hand be
foro tho Jury In tho "dynamlto con
spiracy" trial to keep witnesses
busy for n weok Identifying them.
Tho Klmmol olalmunt again waa
mlBsing when tho suit to recover from
nn Insurance company of Now York
920,000 on tlio-lifo of Goorgo A. Kim
met was called In a St. Louis court.
Australian promotors of pugilism
will have nothing to do with Jack
Tho conviction of Charles Docker
for iriurdor In tho first degree Is a
Btartllng event In American criminal
Two military ofilfTlcorB, followers of
Diaz In Mexico, woro shot by court
Tho first groat battle, In tlio Bal
kan states Is expected to bo fought at
Efforts to ovnngellze tho Moham
medan Inhabitants of Mlndlnas are
said to bo u failure.
Voggomen blow open tho Bafo in
tho Grump grocery Btoro in Richland,
Iowa, Hccurlng $175.
Bulgarians captured tho Important,
Turkish city of Klrk-KIIIessoh after a
thrco dayB' battle.
Tho United States has placed an
ordor for nary sheila abroad at a
Pollco Lieutenant Charles Bockor
won found guilty of murder la the
first degree at Now York.
Fire which swept a portion of tho
business district of Unnlcv, Sask.,
caused a loss of $100,000.
Rebels at Vora Cruz, Mexico, woro
led to bellovo tho federal forces in
tended to Join tholr standard.
Secretary of Agrlculturo James
Wilson declared tho tariff was tlio
only Issiio in tho present campaign.
Goorgo W. Perkins, aa a witness
boforo tho sonato committee, became
vchomnnt In liln denial of charges.
Important witnesses wanted In tho
prosecution of tho Jack Johnson-Lu-cllo
Cameron nffalr havo disappeared.
Fight thousand dollars In pay
cjtocks woro stolen from a messenger
boy and partly cashed at Minneapolis.
A national marketing association
for farmers was advocated by B. F.
Yoakum nt Dallas, Texas, in an ad
dress bofore tho convention of South.
MIbb Mildred Kolly, a young white
woman, was shot in Now York and
probably fatally wounded by Charles
E Leo, a negro, who was formerly
hor chauffeur. Leo then killed him
Boir. Women of republican headquarters
In Now York nro exhibiting tho pro
tective tariff doll, In lnco and finery,
to show that tho avorago woman can
havo such an outfit, in spite of tariffs,
Jack Johnson, pugilist, will not bo
allowed to appoar on any vaudovlllo
stago in KanaiiB City,, If Mayor Jost
can prevent It, becnusd of his part in
tho alleged abduction of Lucllo Camer
on. Attorney Gonoral WlckorBham has
aoked tlio supreme court to decido
which branch of tho United Statea
courts shall enforco tho recent decrco
In favor of tho government in tho St
Louis torminnl case.
Ono million tickets printed in prep
aration for n proposed "progressive
tag day" In New York City, probably
will bo wasted bocauso tho authori
ties rulod that tagging la technically
begging on tho streets,
Josoph WatBon Ingalls, boatswain
of tho liner Sonoma, en roitto to
Australia, was washed ovorboard and
drowned when a hugo sea broko over
tho ehlp'H bow In a galo mot by the
vossol C50 miles out from San Fran
cisco. A pollco woman's conforenco open-.
od Its cessions in Portland, Oro.,
with leproBontatlves of Washington,
Orogou and California cities In attend
ance The dologatca to tho confor
ouco nro womon actually in police
i J. C. Morcoraus, president of the
Morcorau Brldgo and Construction
company, and Goorgo West, a civil on
glnoor, woro killed when a motor car
in which thoy woro riding droppod
150 feet off a declivity In tho Mallbu
mountains bovou miles from Colaba
Findings of thox general court mar
tlal acquitting Captains Jowltt and
Hondorson and fivo enlisted men of
tho Stato National Guard of charges
growing out of tho killing of three
citizens during tho Augusta street
car Btrlko woro approved by Gover
nor Brown of Georgia.
Roar Admiral Southorland has re
ported -to tho Navy department
that tho mounted American marines
and bluo-Jackots making excursions
through tho Boctlona of Nicaragua re
cently torn by tho revolutionists,
found that good ordor prevails as tho
date for tho election, November 3,
Thoro may bo some reasons for
anonymous authorship In Bpeclal
cases, but there seems to bo no good
reason for anonymous manufacturing,
yet, notwithstanding, it appears to bo
practlsod n great deal, bo much bo
that a bill was introduced in tho last
congress which provldcB that every
artlclo placed upon tho markot for
Interstate or foreign commorcco nhall
bear tho natno and address of tho
manufacturer under a penalty of n
fino not exceeding $1,000.00, or bIx
months' Imprisonment, or both. Why
should not that also bo n wholcsomo
provision for domoBtlo commorco to
protect our own people, ns so many
articles nro now being offered under
prlvnto brnndB without tho maker's
namo, and thoroforo cannot bo dotor
mined to what cIbbb thoy belong?
Infantllo paralysis has apponred
among tho KsklmoB of Alaska for tho
first tlmo of which thoro is known
Vlco President Sherman mado a
contribution to tho campaign.
Attorney Gonoral Wlckeraham opon
ed hlu four days' spoaklng tour of
Prcsldont Taft and family havo ro
turnod to Washington.
Woodrow Wilson expects to make
a few more campaign spoechos.
11 DEAL II POLITICS
STATE SUPREME COURT HAND8
DOWN TWO DECISIONS. '
RIGHTS OF VARIOUS PARTIES
Taft Men Placed as Republicans t nd
Roosevelt Admirers Will Be on the
Ticket as Progressives.
Tho Btato Biipromo court handed
down a unanimous decision holding
that tho six Taft electors choson by
tho republican state committee, to
gether with tho two republican elec
tors chosen at the apring primaries
who remained loyal to Taft aro en
titled fo tho designation "republican"
on tlio ballot In tho general election
and to a placo at the top of the- bal
lot. The decision of tho district
court in a enso brought by tho Taft
men seeking to deny tho Roosevelt
men tho ubcb of tho name "republi
can" wao uphold by tho Bupremo
court. Secretary of Stato Walt order
cd tho county clerks of tho varioua
counties to proceed with the printing
of the baliota for tho general election
and placo tho names of tho Taft
electors at the head of the list with
tho designation, "republican." Tho
Roosevelt electors choBen In theatato
primaries go at the bottom and aro
The Morrlsey Case. ,
Tlio court also handed down a dp
cision in tho Morrisoy case. The low
er court is upheld and the right given
to tho third party for a place on tho
November ballot. Thus all parties will
now bo given opportunity to vote for
those who will represent their wishes
In regard to tho presidency of tho na
tion. Signers of Statement No. 1.
Of tho. candidates of the two' big
parties for tho legislature, 233 havo
signed statement No. J, agroelug to
voto for tho popular cholco for
Unitd States senator. Where tho
other thirty Btnnd is not known, ac
cording to information from tho Of
fice of secretary of state, Btato legisla
tive referenco bureau and headquar
ters of tho two political parties.
Of tho thirty thus denoted only two
members nro In tho list of candidates
for tho Btato senate, T. T. Linkhart of
Coleridge and Peter .Tanson of Beat
rice. Tho latter was in th last ses
sion of ilie state legislature and went
through his campaign without signing
this Btatcment. When Senator Hitch
cock wan formally elected ho voted
for one of his follow townsmen for
tho pluco. Both of tho senatorial
candidates who havo not signed, are
In tho list of candidates for tho
houso thoro nro slxtoen republicans
who havo failed to notify any.of the
local sources of their 'action upon the
etatomont. Eloven democrats aro in a
similar position. Of tho total of thir
ty who havo not yet sent In their de
cisions, there aro twenty-four seats
repreBonted, or nlno districts whero
both candidatoa havo failed to give
wide-spread expression to their views
of tho nenatorial statement.
Union Paclfic'3 Report.
Tho annual report of tho Union Pa
cific railroad for tho fiscal year end
ing Juno 30, 1912, Just filed with the
state railway commission, shows that
Nobraskn business of this road fell
off considerably over the flBcal year
of 1911. Total passenger earnings
for tho year reached tho sum of
$5,188,137, aa compared to $5,264,881
for tho previous year. Freight earn
ings on stnto business foil oft from
$13,511,055 to $12,098,307. Total oper
ating revenue was reduced from
$19,059,477 to $17,554,540.
Shubert Wants New Station.
Tho peoplo of Shubert havo pott
tlonod tho railway commission for bet
ter Btation facilities at that town,
which Is situated on tho Burlington
railway. Thoy also want two passen
ger trains each way. Thoy complain
that there Is no agent on duty when
freight trains arrlvo In tho night.
Memorial services woro hold In tho
supremo court In momory of E. C.
Calkins, a former supremo court com
missioner, who died recently nt his
homo in Kearney. Judgo Calkins was
appointed supremo court commis
sioner April 1C, 1907, and served in
that capacity about two years.
Upholds Thrasher Case.
Tho supremo court handed down an
opinion In tho caso or Thrasher
against Stato, tho caso having been
nppenlod from tho district court of
Scott's Bluff county, whero Thrasher
had been convicted for tho murder of
a 17-year-old girl who had died from
tho effects of a criminal oporntlon.
Tho caso wus affirmed.
Adjusting Telephone Rates.
Tho readjustment of telophono
ratea, following tho elimination of
competition in thla stato has sot tho
railway commlBBloncrB to tho partic
ularly arduous tuBk of finding a basis
upon which thoy may dotermlno tho
investment returns to bo allowed com
panles. Tho companies assert that
they havo been pared to a point where
tho returns wero too moagor whllo
tho oltlzonB of many of tho communi
ties bellovo thoy havo been suffic
iently recompensed for what they
NEBRASKA A LliADER,
What Secretary Mellor Says of tt
W. R. Mellor, secretary of tho Ne
braska Stato Board of Agriculture,
has tho following to say of Nebraska:
The census flgureB reveal somo
striking facts about agricultural pro
gross In Nebraska. During tho last
decade Nebraska has leaped to fourth
in rank In the total amount of farm
property, now being exceeded only by
Illinois, Iowa and Texas. In Its per
capita wealth for the peoplo resident
on tho farmB Nebraska ia now second
In rank, being led only by Iowa,
which has $2,425 per capita, whllo
Nebraska has $2,300. When compared
with other states, Nebrasi'B farm
wealth assumes astoundlnfe propor
tions. Tho per capita wealth of tho people
on the farm In tho United States aa a
whole Is $830; for the groat geo
graphical sub-dlvlslona of tho country
it is as follows: New England, $790;
middle Atlantic, $129; east north cen
tral, $1,172; west north Central,
$1,743; South Atlantic, $324; east
south centrul, $5C2; mountain statos,
$1,042; Pacific states, $1,53G; Nebras
As compared with tho corn-belt
statcB Nebraska farmers havo $1,455
more per capita than- those of Ohio,
$554 moro than Illinois, $1,198 more
thanthan Indiana, $1,083 more than
Missouri, and moro than twice as
much as tho farmers of Kansas, who
can count but $1,775 per capita, ac
cording to the 1910 census.
Nebraska farmers now have more
property than those of all New Eng
land with tho addition of New Jer
sey, Maryland and Virginia; during
tho last ten years Nebraska farmers
have Increased their wealth 119 per
cent more than thoso of Ohio, 93 per
cent moro than those of Indiana, 83
per cent more than Illinois, 121 per
cent more than Michigan, 104 per
cent moro than Wisconsin, 90 per
cent moro than Minnesota, 7G per
,cent moro than Iowa, 80 per cent
moro than Missouri and 42 per dent
moro than Kansas.
The census bureau figures tho pop
ulation of all towns under 2,500 as
"rural population;" excluding tho pop
ulation of the small towns, Nebraska
had G28.408 peoplo on its farms in
1910; the percaplta wealth of these
peoplo actually on the farms of Ne
braska is $3,G00, or $18,000 per fam
ily of five persons. This is $11,410
per family moro than the average
wealth of the United States. '
Tho accomplishment of this stu
pendous result by a little over
500,000 peoplo on tho farms of Ne
braska is a veritable marvel. Tho
soil of Nebraska Is a great reservoir
of fertility; tho average valuation of
farm land Is less than $50 per acre;
why should farmerB leavo Nebraska
for Canada, tho northwest or south
west In search of opportunity?
Lower Court Upheld.
Arthur M. Nixon, who was con
victed In Richardson county of Boil
ing liquor without a license, was de
feated in ills efforts to secure a re
versal In the stato supremo court.
That tribunal upheld tho action of
the lower x court setting out that if
the liquor "looked like whisky and
tasted like whisky" it was sufficient
to sustain a conviction despite the
fact that witnesses sworo that it had
caused no Intoxication.
Stallion Registration Board.
Tho first apnual report of tho Ne
braska Btallion registration board haa
been issued. Under the new law this
board inspects animals used for
breeding purposes and cortlflos as to
thoir pedigrco and soundness. Dr.
Bostrom, state veterinarian, is presi
dent; W. R. Mellor, secretary of tho
state board of agriculture, is secre
tary, and A. E. Nelson'ts assistant
secretary. Tho report contains illu
strations showing many common
blomlshes In bones and feet of stnl
HonB that aro transmissible to off
spring and a discussion of the various
diseases of animals, etc.
Application has been filed with the
Stato Banking Board for tho incorpo
ration of a now bank to bo called tho
Stato Bank of Omaha, located at
Hog Disease Follows Horse Malady.
Farmers In many sections of the
Btato havo lost hogs from tho epide
mic of cholera which is now raging
following an outbreak which dates
back to tho middle of August. Profes
sor Gains of the department of patho
logy of tho atato agricultural experi
ment Btation tins many calls for hog
cholera sorum and assistants nro kept
busy sending it to localities whero the
dlseaso Is found. Tho Borum is de
clared to havo proven effective ob n
preventive. Professor Sturdovant, as
sistant to Professor Gains, stated that
tho epidemic Is worao this year than
for fifteen years. Calls for 6erum
have como from David City, Thomp
son, Stromsburg. Ord, Dodge, York,
Beatrice, Cortland, Leigh, Valparaiso,
Adams, Soward, Ong, WIsner, Am
liorst, Fnirileld. Eagle, Norfolk, Mc
Cool, Weeping Water and many other
Fighting Telephone Rates.
Flvo citizens of York county who
nro making preparations to fight tho
ralBO of telophono rates there called
upon tho state railway commissioners
in an offort to obtain information
which will help thorn in tho action.
Thoso who called were C. F. Gilbert,
John Doran, A. S. Myers, T. II. Clif
ford and Charles Myers, They de
clared that tho present rates earn a
rcnoonablo return for tho ownora of
tho telophono company und that tho
return will bo oven bettor when tho
proposed consolidation takes effeoL
SENTENCE OF DEATH
DIAZ, LEADER OF REVOLUTION,
MAY DE EXECUTED.
PENALTY AS VET UNCERTAIN
Madcro Opposed to Clemency, Saying
that Mercy Would Be Regarded
as Sign of Weakness.
Vera Cruz. General Felix Diaz,
lender of tho recent revolt hero, and
Major Zerate, Colonel Antonio MIgou
and Lieutenant Lima, ofllcors under
Diaz in ills attompt to overthrow tho
government, wore condemned to death
by court-martial. Lieutenant Camn
nho, Captain Mnyen of the rural guard',
and Captain Hormillo Martinez wero
sentenced to ten years' imprisonment
nnd Gabriel Ramos, customs collector,
and Hot nan Arostegul, censor of tele
grams, wero sentonced to ono year's
imprisonment. Nino other officers
and civilians wero allowed to go free.
Tho court martial, which waB pre
sided over by General Davila, sat In
socrot session from 2 o'clock Saturday
mornlug until 3:15 o'clock Sunday
morning. Tho sentences caused a
sensation. A great crowd, including
relatives and many friends of tho nc
cused men, gathered outsldo tho build
ing, whero tho court sat, and waited
for hours for tho findings, notwith
standing a heavy rainstorm. ,
General Davila refused to acknowl
edge the ordors of tho district Judgo
to suspend tho proceedings in tho
caso of General Diaz and Major Ze
rate. General Deltran, military com
tnandor of tho zone, however, accept
ed a writ of habeas corpus and
suspended tho executions, leaving tho
prisoners temporarily at tho disposi
tion of tho district court.
U Is thought probable that Colonel
Migoni and Lieutenant Lima will be
shot without much moro ado. Tho
proceedings of the military court have
been criticised generally as being
very deficient. Public opinion haa
been strongly against a military trial
for General Diaz. It Is openly as
serted that the prisoners had an in
adequate defense, and no investiga
tions have been made so far as to why
the federal troops entered the city
with white flags flying and the greet
ing, "Long livo Diaz."
Mexico City. General Felix Diaz,
leader of tho revolution, recently In
augurated in Vera Cruz, and three of
his confederates havo been sentenced
to death by tho court-martial before
which thoy wero tried in that city.
At tho samo tlmo word of tho ver
dict against Diaz was received, came a
report that the military court had de
cided to recognizo tho ordor of
suspension of sentence upon tho revo
lutionary leader, granted by tho dis
trict court pending investigation as
to whether the trial of Diaz should be
by military or civil court.
Nineteen Persons Struck Blind.
Anderson, Ind. Nineteen persona
aro reported to havo been struck
blind as a result of gazing at a light
caused by workmen welding electrical
appliances on trolley wires, according
to local physicians who woro called
out of bed to treat tho cases. Sev
eral who saw tho light were not
btrlcken until a few hours later.
350 Democratic Speakers.
New York. Tho democratic na.
tlonal committee announced that 350
speakers would bo put on the stump
in Now York state this week, for the
conclusion of tho presidential fight.
Each of tho three leading parties aro
to havo a demonstration in Madison
Square Garden during tho week.
President Back at Capital.
Washington. President Taft got
back to Washington nftei' an ab
Bcnco of nearly two months. With
tho exception of engagements in New
York and Newark, and one in Cincin
nati, tho president has nothing in
prospect to tako him away from tho
capital. It la probable ho will spend
much tlmo hero after election in writ
ing his annual message.
General Morris Dead.
Portland, Me. Brigadier General
Charles Morris, U. S. A., retired, died
at his home hero aged G9 years. Ho
was in pommand of tho Presidio at
San Francisco at the tlmo of tho earth
quako in 190G.
Decision In Merger Case.
Washington. Decisions In either
tho Unlou Poelfic merger, ljard coal
trust or Btato rato cases aro expected
soon in tho supromo court.
Llpton May Not Challenge.
Chicago. Sir ThomaB Llpton who
arlved In Chicago for a short visit
among" lako yachtmen, said ho would
not challengo again for tho American
cup unless tho rulo Is changed.
Sought to Wreck a Train.
Tulsa, Okl. An attempt to derail
and, It Is believed, to rob a north
bound Midland Valley passenger
train, failed, when tho train was
brought to a stop within a few feet
of an obstruction of railroad ties plied
on tho track.
Strikers Renew Struggle
Bingham, Utah. Sheriff Sharp and
his posso of 200 doputles returned to
Bingham after n frultlos search for
tho gang of thirty strikers who fired
on a deputy sheriff.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF1.
Tho Mannercholr Boclety of Colum
bus havo dedicated their $15,000
Two children nt Republican City
.voro badly burned by the explosion
of an oil atove.
Burglars havo been breaking Into
Plattsmouth churches. In one thoy
secured three dollars belonging to tho
Hurled through a plato glass win
dow, while wrestling with Joo Nor
man for a 50-cent bet, John Ryan wub
bo badly cut that ho died at St. Jo
seph's hospital in Omaha.
Charlie Gibson, 8 years old, son of
T. L. Gibson of' Hastings, was acci
dentally Bhot Sunday through tho
right foot Tho bullet passed clear
through and may provo serious.
In Bluo Springs there was held a
good fellowship supper for ministers
attending a district conference in that
city. Tho principal dish on tho bill
of faro was pot pie, in which 115
squlrrols wero used.
The supromo court of Nebraska has
handed down a decision which wins
the final battlo for the friends of tho
working girls homo in Omaha, 'or
which Count John A. Creightou loft
$50,000 in Ills will. Tho decision
saves the gift for tho girls and what
tho residuary clnuso added to it and
Interest makes tho total amount for
tho homo $175,000.
Charles H. M. Rosecrans of Papll
lion disappeared In 1903, and has been
declared legally dead, and his wifo
has obtained a Judgment of $2,000 on
a life Insurance policy In the Modern
Woodmen of America. The Insurance
organization has appealed to the su
preme court for a reversal of the
judgment. Rosecrans lived at Papll
lion, but worked at his trade in South
Defying tlio doctor's instructions,
that a "75-year-old kid" couldn't fast
for moro than a day or two, George P.
Bemift, ox-mayor of Omaha, fasted for
15 1-2 days, and says that ho fools
two hundred per cent, better than he
did before. "In all that time I did not
eat a .thing, only drinking water," ho
said. "I just wanted to get the
clinkers out of my system, and I did
it all right.
Tho now St. Francis hospital at
3rand Island an addition which how
ever, is larger than tho entire insti
tution as built up for the past twenty-five
years was dedicated last
weok and thrown open to public in
spection. Bishop Tlhen delivered the
dedicatory, sermon. Tho addition was
erected at a cost of $90,000 and tho
ontlro Institution now represents In'
buildings an investment of $145,000.
Tho Nebraska Stato bank, the only
6tato financial institution to do busi
ness in tho metropolis, has been
granted a charter by tho Btato bank
ing board. The capital of tlio bank
is given at $300,000, whllo $12,000 in
ono sum has been set aside for tho
guaranty deposit fund. A. L. Schantzi
is president of tho new institution, A.'(
S. White the vice president and J. L.5
Svoboda, cashier. Tho bank will open
its doors November 1.
That oil and natural gas abounds in
Scotts Bluff county not far from Ger-'
ing, was tho statement mado by let
ter to tho. Lincoln Commercial clnb
by George Sowerwine, a ranchman
living in that part of tho state. Sow-,
orwlno is attempting to got Lincoln
capital interested In promoting the
work of bringing the oil to tho sur
face. This is the Becond communica
tion recoived at the club from him
within tho past few months.
Three staple articles of food are,
says tho Lincoln Journal, now selling
lower than a year ago. They are
Hour, sugar and potatoes. Flour Is 25
cents a sack cheapef. Potatoes,
which retailed last year from $1 to
$1.25 a bushel, are now selling at
fr6m G5 to 80 cents a bushel. Sugar
was selling for $2 more a sack twelve
months ago. Onions are 25 cents a
bushel cheaper, while turnips and
cabbage aro tho samo price. Apples
aro from 25 to 50 centa cheaper. Meat
ia 1 to 2 cents higher.
Saturday morning tho Burlington
depot at Shubert was discovered on
firo and such progress had it made
that nothing was saved. All tho books
nnd papers, aB well as a large amount
of merchandise nnd express, wero
burned. Agent Joe Birch cannot ac
count for the origin of tho fire, and
some think It was of incendiary orl
gin. L. F. Lnnghorst, William Langhorst,
William Waters and Edwin Jorry, all
of Elmwood, had a narrow escapo
from a sorlous accident whllo motor
ing homo from Omaha. The roada
wero slippery after tho recent rains
and tho car turned entirely around,
breaking one of tho wheels, which
provented tho car from turning turtle
with disastrous results.
A man thought to bo John F. KernB
of St. Josoph, Mo., was killed beneath
tho wheelB of Union Pacific fast train
No. 11 in tho yards at Valley. The
body was so badly mutilated that it
was impossible to idontify him, but
papers In his clothes Indicated who ho
was. His head was severed from his
body, which was otherwise badly cut
The Wymore volunteer fire depart
ment has recommended to tho city
council that another Hobo cart be pur
chased, to bo placed In the west pari
of the city. Tho city may buy a
chemical engine for use in tho busl
E. S. Galloway, under arrest at To
cumaon on tho churgo of dosortlng
ills wifo and 18-yoar-old daughtor Id
Des Moines, la., has asked Governor
Aldrlch to glvo him a hoarlng bofor
tho governor acta on a requisition bj
tho governor of Iowa. Tho charge li
mado that ho loft his wife and
daughter In destitute clrcumstancea