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APPEAL FOR MRS. LILLIE.
Brief Flied with the Clerk of the Supreme -
- LINCOI..N-Pnthetlc In the extreme
, i Is the brief which has been filed by
, Judge Hamer In behalf of Mrs. Lillie ,
t convicted of murdering her husband.
He maintains that there Is no natural
motive , that the evidence was distorted .
ed and new facts connected with the
. murder point conclusively to the innocence .
nocence of the prisoner.
Mrs. Lillie , who was sentenced for
' " life to the penitentiary for the murder .
. del' of her husband at David City In
1902 , Is still confined In the Butler
county jail awaiting the decision of
the supreme court on the motion for
New testimony in favor of 1\Irs. Lillie . '
lie Is said t.o have been discovered.
The brief declares that It can bo
. proved that .Mrs. Lillie was In no need
. of money at the time of the tragedY , ;
. being worth more than $3,000 over
and above all her JlablllUes , thus refuting -
I futlng the probable motive alleged by
111e prosecution. The actions of the
. . . . bloodhounds who three limes led the
r way from the Lillie house to the gypsy
IF wagon outside of town are again
I brought up. The question has been
asked as to how the murderer escaped
detection If \Irs. Lllllo Is guiltless
The brief cites the cases of Gillilan
. of Lincoln , Watson B. Smith , clerk of
the United States circuit court at
Omaha. Dr" . Cronin of Chicago , aU I
cases of murder where no clew to the
, ' murderer hits ever been found.
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Quiet Month at Prison.
LINCOLN-Only eight prisoners
were punished for Infraction of the
penitentiary rules and discipline dur-
f-.J : Ing the last month , according to the
, _ y monthly report filed with Governor
Mickey by Warden Beemer. The most.
, serious punishment was the forfeiture
. of ten days' good time because oC a
convict leaving his cell after being
warned not to do so. The number of
prisoners In the penitentiary on Octo-
ber 1 was 315 , and ( luring , the month
twenty were received , fifteen dlscl1arg-
t ed , one remanded and one paroled ,
r- . making a total on November 1 of 318.
Mabel Kingham's Sudden Death.
ALBION-Miss Mabel Kingham ,
daughter of E. J. Kingham of this
. city , was found dead in her bed. She
r _ _ had been teaching school out In the
CaddY district and at an early hour
in the morning Will Caddy rode has-
tily into town with the news that
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. . they had called Miss Kingham for
breakfast and when she failed to respond -
spend they discovered that she was
dead. Heart failure Is supposed to be
. the cause of her sudden death. She
was one of the brightest young ladies .
dies In this vlcinlt.
t , . . ' ' Dodge County Mortgage Record.
FREMONT-The mortgage record
: ' for Dodge county for the month of
October shows , mora chattel and fewer
' real eastate mortgages then usual. It
Is as follows : Chattel mortgages flIed ,
'j 92 : amount , $45,593.63 : released , 27 :
amount , $5,218.56 Farm mortgages
flIed , 10 : amount , $29,806. Released ,
1 ! : amount , t20,800. Town and city
mortgages recorded , 20 ; amount , $20"
f 906.Hi : : released. 15 : amount , $13"
t v r : C54.95
Workman Burled In Sand Pit.
FREMONT-Arthur Canaga a ,
young man employed at a sand pit
belonging to C. H. Bahlurr , a short
distance west of the city , received
severe injuries while loading sand on
a wagon beneath a very high bank
The bank caved down upon him and
completelY burled him. His fellow
, workmen succeeded in rescuing him
after a vigorous effort.
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA.
A woman's club has been organized
The Union Pacific will bulla a round
house at Norfolk.
Farmers of Gage county are now
hushing their corn crop.
Work Is going forward rapidly on
the lighting plant at Oakland.
Pupils of the high school at Hastings .
Ings have organized an orchestra.
1\Irs. Rlc.lard Adawy of Columbus
was thrown from a carriage and quite
Wallace and James Brown are tinder .
del' arrest at alrbury charged with
Willie Fender , aged 14. wall accidentally ! .
dentally shot at Battle Creek . while
hunting lIe will recover.
Thieves secured stocle valued at
$200 from the hardware store of Edwards .
wards & Bradford at Page.
Detective Malone of Plat.tsmouth , In
the service of the Burlington road ,
has captured three thieves at Akron ,
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The fact that the Burlington com-
pany will not repair Its walk or depot
at York is causing considerable com-
plaint against that rond.
In a fight at Ansley between a negro .
gro and a number of Japanese section
men , the Japs were vanquished by the
negro , who used a rnz01\ The negro Is
Sparks from a passing Union Pacific ' '
train set fire to four large stacks of 'I'
hay belonging to Mrs. E Peterson , re ,
siding near Portal. The hay was entirely -
Nebraska equal suffragists are to
make a campaign against a bill admitting .
mltting Arizona and Oklahoma to
statehood , which provides for limiting .
Ing sUffrage to male citizens.
Wilson Smith , a farmer , who has
resided In the vicinity of Adams , Gage
county , for many years , was adjudged
Insane by the Insanity board of commissioners -
missioners and ordered taken to the
George Hart , the horse thief who escaped -
caped from the Columbus jail , was recaptured
captured in NorCol1t He was found
at the sugar factory , where he had
gone to get worlt. He was returned to
A team of horses was stolen frolll
C. H. Stevens , a farmer , residing seven :
miles northeast of Paplllion. The
horses are described as being a bay
and a brown , and weigh _ bout 1,050
The relatives of Roy McDaniels , a
young man who departed from Platts-
mo\\th \ about four months ago for
Rock Springs , 'Vyo. , feat that ho was
the unidentified man whose lifeless
body was found in a car loaded with
lumber In Lincoln.
While A. 1\1. Bovey of Table Rock ,
a butcher was working : the meat
grinder in the shop , the belting slipped
and pulled the machine loose from the
floor , and In trying to stop the gllso'
line engine Ill' Bovey was struck In
the calf of the leg by the handle at
the machine and a severe wound in-
Joseph Plepmeler , a farmer living
near Dodge , accidentally shot himself
in the abdomen and his recovery is
doubtful. He loaded up his gun to
shoot a skunk and while hurrying , :
nearer to the animal in order to get n
good shot he stumbled and fell , In
some way striking the hammer of
Two children of Mr. and \IrlJ. Walter .
tel' Erickson of Grand Island , were
taken violently ill and It was learned
that they had eaten stramonium berries -
ries growing In a sort of capsule or
pod. The little boy was very violent
for a time and his life was despaired
or , but both the boy and girl are now
out or danser.
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When Banks Cave In.
A large number of farmers have
trouble with the parts of their farms
that border on rn'ers. Whenever there
are heavy rains the banks along the
rivers and large streams cave In , and
on some farms the area of the most
valuable fields 18 being constantly restricted '
stricted by this process. The schemes
tried for preventing this are numer
outs and quite generally unsuccessful.
Where' stones are thrown In they soon
disappear in the mud , If It is of the
nature of sort clay. Grass seed sown
on the steep banks fails to take root.
It It be quack grass It may gain a
100thold , but It. thence spreads over
the farm and becomes a nuisance '
Brush when thrown In may heck the
washing away If there be enough of It ,
but It Is difficult to haul In a sufficient
quantity to bo effective.
Growing willows seems to be the
most effective method of chocking the
wasting of the land. No matter how
steep the land , ado willow can be
made to grow. The mere sticking In
of the willow twigs Is not enough.
They may bo swamped in the mud :
that taIls from the disintegrating
bank. The willow rods must ho long
enough and numerous enough to be
made into a sort of great shield by
the use of barbed wire.
The willow Is admirably adapted to
this work , as it so readily reproduces
Itself by means of cuttings , sprouts
and suckers , as well as seeds. Where
the bank Is steep , willow pOles should
be cut not less than twenty feet In
length. These cnn be laid up and
down the bank , and fence wire stapled
lo them. If necessary u -Iome wire may
be run up over the top of the bank
and fastened to stakes driven in the
ground back too tar to be affected by'
the cave-Ins. If there are any further
1.II'eakings away ot the earth they will
bat malte soil about the joints of the
willows and will become rooting
places for the new growths. The willow .
low poles will bo held together by the
, "iro till the willow trees have become
'ell started , when they will bo no
The rows of willows arc far , moro
nightly than are the ragged banks.
Besides , In a dozen years or so the
wood from these growths will have
Improving the Breeds.
The breeds that now exist must
be improved largely by the common
farmer It they arc to be Improved at
aU. They are now out ot the hands
of the fanciers and they can therefore
receive no more development from
them , except so tar as the fanciers
can Induce the general public to purchase .
chase the hIgh quality birds they are
producing for breeders. Every breed
was brought to its present perfection
by selection , and this process should
be kept up that the breeds may not
deteriorate , but may continue to 1m.
pro\'c. There Is room for improvement .
ment in every breed. If left to themselves .
selves all breeds tend to deteriorate ,
because Inferior birds are being constantly .
stantly produced , and If used as
breeders they will help the work of
reversion. It must be remembered
that all that is good In the breeds Is
artlftclal. It would take a long time
for some of our breeds to go back to
the primeval form if they were left
alone and kept pure , but It would
take less time If they were allowed
to mingle freely with all other kinds
of poultl'1. In the barnyards of most
of our farmers there / Is little effort
made to keep the fowls from mixing.
The result Is that from year to year
the standard becomes less reliable ,
and the type more and more Indistinct.
When a farmer has pure bred birds
he should keep them pure and select
from them every year the birds that
are nearest the required type.
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Starting the Cherry Orchnrd.
Mr. A. D. Barnes , In an address ,
said : Do not make the mistake of
having cherry trees grow from sprouts
on their own roots. Often the Morello
sprouts so that the grower will give
thorn away for the digging. Better
pay a fair price and get good atock.
I find that cherries will bear more
fruit it planted close In quite a large
patch or plantation. I believe there
is as much profit and pleasure in
cherries as there Is In any troll that +
can bo grown. I have , trees planted
fifteen years , and at least ninety per
cent are still there In good condition ,
and that speaks well for the chorry.
.1 would by all moans plant the cherry
very early In the spring : It is even
moll to prepare the holes In the fall
so ns to got them in early. 1 'bellevo
In planting quite a quantity of them
so one will fertlllzo the other. While
I think they are all staminate blossoms .
soms , I think they will yield a better
crop If planted In that way , and It is
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also a protection against storms , and
you will net teed so many to the birds
It you have two hundred trees Instead
of one hundred. If you plant a good
many trees , you will have enough
cherries for yourself ; and some for
Pick Off the Bag Worms.
The trees are beginning to get bare
and it wlll soon be easy to pick off
the bag worms. The cocoons will bo
found on many kinds of fruit and
shade trecs. They vary in length
from one to two Inches , and are suspended .
pended by one corner to the smaller
branches of the treC8. Each of the
larger cocoons contains during the
inter a large number of eggs. If
these cocoons remain on the trees
till spring a multitude of worms will
b C d
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hatch out and at once proceed to
strip the trees of their loo\'e8. To
kill them at that time Is very difficult ,
as they are scattered in their work
of denuding the trees. The cocoons
taken from the trees should not be
thrown on the ground. They should
bo burned or In some other way entirely .
tirely destroyed. If there are cedar
trees In the neighborhood they shoUld
bo also searched for the bag WOnDs.
The cedar Is a favorite tree with
these Insects and sometimes they multiply -
tlply greatly In trees of this kind
before they are discovered.
Clean Up the Melon Field.
Where melon fields have been attacked .
tacked by melon lice or other insects '
all the vines and rubbish In the field
should be burned this fall. A thorough -
ough cleaning up Is imperative. This
should include the cutting aDd burning .
Ing of any weeds that may bt' found
about the place. We can do a great
deal to prevent such attacks by destroying .
troylng the harboring places of the
Seed corn that has been dried In
the field has a healthier and brighter
appearance than that dried under artificial .