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"DAKOTA- COUNTY HERALD.
VOLUME XVI DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1908. NUMBER 24 CURRENT HAPPENINGS FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS. SUES EXPRESS LINES GOVERNMENT ALLKGE8. VIOLA. HON OF POSTAL LAWS. Snlt Filed In Cincinnati Opening Gun In Crusade WliL'li Government Will Wage to Stop Carrying of 11p4 Class Mail Matter by Kxprcss Comimiilc, Violation of the postal laws by car rying first class mail matter was charged against the American Express company' In a cult filed In the United States district court at Cincinnati, O., Thursday by District Attorney Mc pherson. This suit was the first gun fired In a campaign which the government proposes to wage against common carriers for carrying first class mail matter contrary to law. In the in formation which Attorney McPherson filed he alleges that the American Express company on Jan. 6 carried a letter from Bel ton, Tex., to Cincinnati. The letter was from Mrs. Will Brown, of Belton, and In It she ordered from a. glove company twelve pairs of gloves and enclosed an express money order for $2.47 In payment. Attorney McPherson claims that the letter did not relate to the business of the express company and that the envelope did not bear a postage stamp, as required by law. The penalty- for violation of this provision of the fed eral statutes is $100. Col. Holmes, postofflce Inspector In Charge, said: "The government Is very jealous of Us rights to, carry the mulls, and in sists on It always. When public car- rlers carry letters not bearing postage stamps and not pertaining to the busi ness of the carrier they are prevent ing the government from deriving rev enue for the sale of stamps. "About four or five years ago the government waged war against car riers for such an offense. It Is the opinion of the government officials that Common carriers are becoming too lax in reference to carrying mail matter not properly stamped and that prosecution of a few cases is necessary to bring to their attention the fact that they are violating the law." CALIFORNIA PIPE DREAM. .Tniw with Cannon Seen on RlnlTs Near Santa Monica. On an unfrequented bluff which marks the northern limit of Santa Monica bay, Cal., a party of seven Jap anese, with a small canon in their possession, have for several days past. It Is reported, engaged In experiments that have aroused the suspicions of the settlers, as it Is presumed that a portion of the American battleship fleet will spend several days in the bay. The Japanese have been engaged in making maps of the cliffs along the bay,, and a small pivot gun, mounted on a cliff 185 feet above the sea, was llred first In one direction and then In another. There is not even a theory as to the purposes of the party. JAP SOLON'S IN A KIOT. Stormy Scene In the House of Hepro seutatives. After an exciting debate lasting six flours, which developed Into a riot on the floor of the Japanese house of rep resentatives, the financial budget was passed by a majority of 102. The speakers on both sides occupied a log time and towards the last they howled at theVhalr charges of favor itism. The opposing members de manding an apology, the chair sus pended the session for half an hour and upon resuming the chair apolo gized handsomely to the opposition. Insane About Women. When the trial was resumed at Clin ton, III., Thursday of the $2,000,000 suit instituted by Richard Snell, to break the will of his father. Col. Thos. Snell, more love letters written to tho aged millionaire were Introduced In evidence. It Is said the purpose of the reading of the letters Is to show Col, gnell was Insane about women. Irois 200 Feet; V'nliurt. John Grant, of New York, an un employed printer. Jumped from the Brooklyn bridge Thursday. Although he landed among the Ice cakes in the river 200 feet below, he escaped with only a few minor hurts. He Is now under arrest charged with attempted suicide. Kloiix Clly Live Stock Market. Thursdays quotations on the Rloux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $4.85. Top hogs, $4.30, Hrog. Ocn. Carroll Dead. Brig. Gen. Henry Carroll, U. S. A., retired, a veteran of the civil war and the Spanish-American war, and an In dian fighter. Is dead at his home In Colorado Springs. Colo., after a brief Illness, aged 70 years. Admiral IVulier Dead, Rear Admiral Montgomery Fletcher, a retired chief engineer In the navy, idled at his residence In Washington . C, Thursday. TRY TO KILL AMERICANS. Wholesale Slaughter la Attempted at Sonora, Mex. News of an attempt to kill every American at the Santa Rosa mine, In Sonora, twenty miles south of Doug las, has been received. Mexican em ployes placed a stick of dynamite un der a boarding house at the company's store and the foreman's and superln tendant's residences. 'The 'fuses at tached to the dynamite were timed for explosions to follow each other In quick succession. The hour selected was during the evening meal, when all the American mliVrs were in the boarding house. The store and board ing house were demolished and fifteen men who were eating were blown through the roof of the boarding house sustaining broken legs and arms, but there were no fatalities. At the fore man's residence the dynamite failed to Ignite. The superintendent's office was demolished but he escaped Injury. The rurals were early on the scene. Eighteen Mexlcuns are under arrest. The attempt to destroy the Americans Is believed to be the work of sympa thizers with the revolutionists at pres ent under arrest at Los Angeles, who believe the prisoners are being perse cuted by the Americans. . . v " MEYER JARS SENATE. Postal Chief Has Own Notions About Appointments. Postmaster General Mever Wed nesday Informed the senate that he believed he has the right to continue a postmaster in office even if the nom ination formally has been rejected by the .senate. Thlc position raises an Issue between an executive depart ment and the senate over the constitu tional provision relating to appoint ments and confirmations of federal of ficeholders. The communication from the postofflce department relates to the case of William Northup, postmas ter at Pensacola, Fla. Senator Talia ferro declared that Mr. Northup Is Etlll drawing- the salary of -postmaster. despite, the fact that his nomination was rejected nearly a year ago. At his suggestion the senate called on the postmaster general for an explana tion. The response was brief. Mr. Meyer declares that under the regula tions governing appointments he has the authority to continue Northup in office until his successor has been ap pointed. His position undoubtedly will create discussion in executive ses slon. .ROBBERS MAKE GOOD IIAt'L. Bandits Loot Vault of Another Mis souri Bunk. Securing $23,000 In cash after dy namiting and totally wrecking the Farmers and Manufacturers bank, five bandits, heavily armed, terrorized the citizens at Rich Hill, Mo., early Wed nesday morning and after exchanging shots with the sheriff's posse escaped to the rough country .north of there. No one was injured. The tarrlflc explosion caused by the dynamiting of the vault of the bank awakened the town Just about mid night, and the population hurried to the building. Some citizens opened fire on the fleeing bandits and the robbers returned the fire. Cashier Jamison said all the avail able cash In the bank was secured, by the robbers. The bank building was badly dam aged by the explosion. The Bank of Willard, of Wlllard, Mo., was looted of $10,000 by five rob bers recently. BIG OHIO FIRM FAILS, Implement Makers are In Hands of Receivers. P. P. Mast & Co., agricultural Im plement manufacturers, of Springfield, O., were Wednesday placed In the hands of receivers by an action begun In the United States circuit court. The receivers were directed to continue the business of the company, but to .. Ind It up as speedily as possible. The assets are given as $1,000,000, and the Indebtedness $400,000. The financial stringency Is given as the reason for the receivership, the company's attor ney declaring the firm will be able to pay all of Its debts as soon as money ' ecomes easier. Many Women go to Jail. Nearly fifty women suffragists Tues day made a raid on the British house of commons and Wednesday were sentenced to pay a fine or a month's Imprisonment. All but two women preferred to go to Jail rather than pay fines. Smuggler of Chinese Sentenced. James H. Lehnemann, of Brook line, Mass., alleged to have been the head of the band who carried on ex tensive operations In smuggling Chi nese into New England, was sentenced Wednesday to four months In Jail. Nine Miners Killed. Nine miners were killed and one other fatally Injured by an explosion of gas In the mine of the Moodv Coal company at South Carrollton, Ky.( lonuay arternoon. Coal Miners Strike. One thousand coal miners went on strike at puuuoln, 111., Wednesday. Their grievance is dissatisfaction with the alleged Inferior grade of blasting powder being sold them for us In the mine. Indian Hill in I'assed. The Indian appropriation bill, after days of consideration on the floor, was passed Wednesday by the house practically In the form recommended by the committee. MRS. M'DONALD FREE. found Not Guilty of Murder of Wrb titer Gneiin. Mrs. Dora McDonald, who has been on trial at Chicago since Jan. 20 on the charge of murdering Webster Guerln, was acquitted by the Jury In the crim inal court Tuesday night.. The verdict was reached after six and a half hours of deliberation, the Jury having retired at 1 o'clock In the afternoon. The defendant, who is the widow of Michael C. McDonald, a former mill ionaire gambling king and political leader In Chicago, received the ver dict without apparent emotion. Dur ing the trial she had frequently col lapsed, and on several occasions the case had been Interrupted In order that she might receive medical atten tion. However, Mrs. McDonald was the least moved of any of the persons con cerned In the defense, her attendant being so overcome that Mrs. McDon ald was compelled to exchange roles with her and try to quiet the woman. Members of the Jury took an oath before reporting their finding not to reveal the history of their delibera tions. The first ballot, they said, stood 8 to 4 for acquittal, but subsequent developments were carefully kept se cret. After Mrs. McDonald had been 'dis charged she was taken to a hotel by relatives. It was announced later that she will retire to a sanitarium. De spite her nervous and physical condi tion during the trial and the months following the tragedy no hint of In sanity was offered as a defense at the trial. " Webster Guerln was shot and killed In his studio In the Omaha building. La Salle and Van Buren streets, Feb. 21, 1907. Mrs. McDonald was alone with him when the tragedy occurred and was Immediately arrested and charged with murder. COUNT BOX I IS FOUND GUILTY. Fined Twenty Dollars for Assaulting De Kngun. . Count Bonl de Castellane was Tues day found guilty of criminal assault and battery on Prince Helle de Sagan, his cousin, and fined $20. The prince was awarded 20 cents damages. The encounter between Castellane and DeSagan, which resulted in the prince preferring charges against his c,ousln, took place on Jan. 2 In front of the church. of St. Pierre de Challlot, In Paris, where special memorial serv ices had been celebrated In memory of Lady Stanley Errlngton, a relative of both of the fighters, i The service had Just ended and Count Bonl and Prince Helle met on the steps. Words were exchanged and then the two men came to blows. Bonl swore at his cousin and spat in his face. The prince bsok the matter to court and made charges against Bonl and his brother Jean. The charge against Jean was dismissed. The cause of the fight Is sold to have been because Helle was paying attention to Madame Gould. This is supposed to have provoked Bonl to as sault. , SLAUGHTER OF ROBINS. Nearly 1,000,000 Killed In Loiilslunu This Winter for Food. The announcement that about 1, 000,000 robins have been killed by hunters this winter In Louisiana was made Tuesday by Frank Miller, presi dent of the Louisiana Audubon society, at New Orleans. Following this an nouncement George Howell, a govern ment expert, sent there to Investigate the habits of robins, said that the Investigation may prove the eastwerd movement of the boll weevil has been facilitated by the reckless destruction of the robins. The birds are killed for food. Trial of Hitclicock. The trial of Raymond Hitchcock, the comedian, was set Tuesday for Feb. 24 despite the objections of his coun sel and the affidavit of a report of his theatrical manager that Illtchoock has been booked to appear In various parts of the country up to March 6. Justice Dowllng ruled that the financial loss to the manager was an extraordinary rea son to advance for a delay In the pros ecution of a criminal case. Ordered Sent to Jail. Because they refused to give bonds In answer to indictments requiring or per. mlttlng others to work on Sunday, Judge Wallace Tuesday ordered the following theatrical managers In Kan sas City, Mo., sent to Jail: O. D. Wood ward, Auditorium; E. 8. Brlgham, Gll lls; J. R. Donegan, Century; Martin Lehman, Orpheum. Santa Fe Must Explain. The Oklahoma corporation commis sion has ordered the Santa Fe railroad to appear before It and explain why the railroad officials ordered the recent cutting off of four trains on the main line. Sicuker Colo Cleared. At Salem, Mass., the indictment against Speaker John N. Cole, of the Massachusetts representatives, charg ing him with violating the statutes by soliciting transportation below regular rates was quashed Tuesday. Clemency to Mrs, Goold. The death sentence against Mrs. Violet Goold, who, with her husband, Vere St. Ledger Goold, was convicted of the murder of Emma Levin at Mon te Carlo last summer, has been com muted to Imprisonment for life. Franco at Genoa. Senor Franco arrived at Genoa, Italy, Tueseday evening. He appeared very much worn out and retired to bl (hotel, refusing to see anyone. c . i Nebraska ;! I State News I POLICE FIND STOLEN GOOD. Loot from Mall Boxes Found In Room of Joe Jones at Nebraska City. The police, accompanied by a postal official, searched the home of Joe Jones, the colored man arrested at Nebraska City on the charge of rob bing mail sacks at the Missouri Paclflo depot found a leuther pocketbook which had been taken from the Sev enth street mail box when it was brok en open and robbed that night and nil of the mail taken out, and after being ripped open was rettn ned to the boxes. Among the letters were daily reports of Insurance agencies and express agents. The pocketbook recovered had been mailed by L. Weasel's. Sons A Co., and several of the clerks Identified It be cause It was broken and had been sent for repnlrs.- Some rare coins were al so found which had been taken from Allen's second-hand store, whore they were on exhibition, early In N Decem ber. They were seemed by breaking open a window. It Is now claimed that the prisoner entered the book store of W. S. Hyer, Wessel's annex and Johnson Bros.' gro cery store. At each place tho burglar took only cash and secured something like $100 In all. He refrained from taking any goods. Jones has been there two years and tho police claim committed a number of burglaries during that time. He was taken to Omaha by a deputy United States mar shal. He .refused In say a word re garding the thefts even after being confronted with the goods and the evidence. RENEWS FIGHT FOR CHURCH. Father Murphy Case Again In the Ne braska Supreme Court. Father William Murphy, who for a number of years has hoen In litigation with- Bishop Thomas Bonacum. of the Lincoln di-oce.se, over his right to pro sldo as n priest In the Catholic church, has appealed to the supreme court from a Judgment of the district court of Seward county ousting him from tho parishes of Seward and Ulysses. Fath er Murphy Is still In possession of the church property of the two towns and the church trustees aro his partisans. refusing to give up the keys to any priest appointed by the bishop. Father Murphy was long ago excommunicated by Bishop Bonacum and the case has twice been before the church authori ties at Rome. . 'FOR WIFE DESERTION. Frank Brokaw, of Plninvlew, Is Under Arrest. Frank Brokaw, a young married man, wus taken to West Point Sunday evening by Sheriff Malchow to face a charge of wife desertion. Tho arrest was made in the country near the town of Plalnvlew. The wife is the daugh ter of Henry Schlots, of West Point, and has been In town for some weeks. Brokaw brought her to the town a month ago, rented a house, paying a year's rent In advance, sent her some chickens and a little money and then hied himself back to PloYce county, Fearing he contemplated abandoning her entirely tho woman made the eom plaint which resulted In his arrest. JUGGLING IS ALLEGED. Policyholders of Insurance Company 1'lle l narges. . Thrno nnllr-vholflers in the GUSrail - Fund T.lfn Association, of Omaha. insilnv nftprnoon charged that the concern had not made a correct report the state auditor anu tney uieu a cmand for a hearing. They assert that no entrance fee is collected and vhat the amount designed as collected "rom membership fees was transferred irom the mortuary fund. They de nnnrl fnrmnl answer to the chanter,. The three policyholders are H. 8. Ste phenson, M. S. Bacon and W. X. Bar ton, of Lincoln. BRICKS PROVE TO BE BOGUS. Pacific Express Company Admits It lilt on thu Old Gaitio. . The two gold bricks which wero found In the ruins of the Tobln build ing at Sidney and last week sent to St. Louis by Superintendent George Patterson, of the Pacific Expresscom pany, under the Impression that theBo gold bricks were stolen In the robbery of the express office In March, 18S0, have been pronounced bogus. The whole proceeding is now looked upon as a huge Joke and shows how gulllblo the Pacific Express company was In assuming that these were the stolen bricks. The bunco men will probably now feel Justified In working a few more suckers on their celebrated game. No Primary In Adams. At a meeting of the Republican county central committee ut Hastings recently It wus decided to hold a coun ty convention on Saturday. Feb. 29, to elect delegates to the state conven tion. There was a good attendance at the meeting, and tho matter of us ing the primary system at this time was thoroughly discussed, but It was not thought advisable at this time. Former Found Dead In Home. Helnrlch Albrecht, a prominent German farmer living near Beatrice, was found dead on the floor of his home. Death was due to a ruptured blood vessel. He was 63 yeurs of ane and leaves a widow and four children. Commercial Club Sleeting, Preliminary announcements of the fourth annual meeting of tho State Association of Commercial clubs, to be held In Grand Island March 18 and 19, have been sent out and promUe a fine program for the annual convention. 1'urni House Hums. The farm house occupied by Mrs. Herzberg and son, southwest ef Plaits mouth, was destroyed by flro recently, together with oil the furniture, house hold good and clothing, while I he family were away. I WIFE SAYS IIARNET 8ET FIIOB. Serious Charge Doing Investigated by County Attorney. "Death by suffocation" was the ver dict of the coroner's Jury which Inves tigated the fire In the Streator lodging house at South Sioux City early Sat urday morning. No new Information was brought out at tho Inquest. County Attorney Fred Berry, of Hm. ersnn, however, has taken a hand In the matter and will vigorously Investi gate the charge made by Mrs. Hartiet against her husband. Mrs. Dolly Ha. net fell from a telephone pole and broke her leg. At the Samaritan hos pital, Sioux Cilty, where she was taken, she told the police surgeon that she suspected her husband set the place on Are. He had had trouble with her and other people In the house during the day and had threatened to revenge himself. Twenty people were In' the building when the fire was discovered. Bdward Streator and Albert Albertson were burned to death. liOOT FROM STOLEN MAIL SACK. Colored Man at Nebraska City Trice to Sell It. On Dec. 17, 1907, several mall sacks which were In the baggage room at the Missouri Pacific railway at Nebraska City were taken out and rifled, the thief gaining entrance by breaking out a window. Saturday a negro named Joe Jones, who has been about the city for the last two years and who has anything but a savory record, offered a ring to a Jeweler, who at once recog nized It as one of the rings which he had sold and which was In the mall that went out that night. He at once notified Chief of Police Grant Tates, who arrested the negro. He was turn ed over to Postal Inspector Grogan, who came and looked up the case. The mall boxes have been robbed at Ne braska City twice and no clue was ob tained against anyone until this ring turned up. SHELTER IN HORSE CARCASS. A Nebraskan Finds St range Haven During Blizzard. Inside the carcass of a dead horse, protected by It sun drlpd hide which was stretched tight across the bare bones, Clifton Prouty, a Nance county farmer, found shelter from the fierce winds of the blizzard which swept Ne braska a few days ago. Losing his way In tho blinding snowstorm he fell and rendered himself helpless. In this predicament he stumbled across the carenss of the horse and the thought struck him this would give him the shelter he needed. In this strange haven he spent the entire night and the greater part of the following day. He was discovered by one of his own dogs after the storm hnd abated. The dog's barking brought Prouty's son to the rescue. OMAHAS WANT A CONSTITUTION. Several Meetings Held, but So Far , with Little Actunl Result. The Omaha tribe has held several meetings recently for the purpose of organizing a more permanent council. Little has been accomplished. Other meetings are to be called and it Is hoped beneficial results will follow. Hiram Chase, who is a prominent member of the tribe and also an attor ney at Pender, has prepared a consti tution and bylaws for the tribe which he Is endeavoring to have adopted. He expects If his new regulations go Into effect conditions on the reservation f ill be much Improved. New Factory for West Point. Another new factory Is In prospect for West Point. It Is proposed to es tablish a plant for the manufacture of sulky plows. The plow proposed to be manufactured Is patented and Is a marked Improvement upon the old style sulky plow In that the draft la directly upon the plow instead of Indl. rectly, the plow going one way and the team pulling In a tangent directions. The draft upon an 18-lnch plow of this design la less than that upon a 16-Inch plow of any other make. The project is backed by local capitalists who have the means to Insure success. Will Attempt to Oust Saloons. At a largely attended meeting held at Lincoln Friday night to discuss the question of tho continuance of saloons, u resolution was adopted by a decisive vote declaring for absolute prohibition In Lincoln, beginning with the new municipal election to be submitted at a special election to be held at a date fixed by the city council, probably In April. Wife Gets $10,000 Alimony, The sensational divorce case of Cal vln Chapman against his wife, Harriet, was decided In the district court at Nebraska City Friday evening, and Mr. Chapman was glveen a decree con ditioned thut he deed over to his wife one-third of his holdings, which are estimated at $58,000. The court ren dered the decree giving Mrs. Chapman $19,000 as her almlotiy. Peru Coal Mine Is on lire. The Peru coal mine Is on Are. It has been burning for three weeks. The fire was caused by spontaneous C8is bustlon of coal dust which accumu lated in an old room no longer used. At times the lire Is so hot that the miners ere compelled to quit work and clus.' the mlno o that the lire cannot get air, and in this way it is smoth ered. PosmI Itiinalim I'neitirtlicd. Kosxll bones, which veoin to form almoFt nn Intact skeleton of a masto don, are being exlunit! In a pit near Red Cloud. It Is reported that six teen feel of the frame has been ex posed ntxl It uppems to extend many feet farther under the sand. . Salt) of Im.iuii IjiiimU. A 'ale vf Oniuhu Indian heirship lands was held at the agency at Walt hill Frliiuy Fifteen bids were submit tefi cn eight .lxce of land. The total bids .ggi t-gu'.ud over $40,000. The state railway commission has rdered the Rock Island railroad to construct a depot at University Place and Install an agent. The order gives the railroad company until July 1 to construct the station, and provides the plana and specifications must be on file with the commission by April 1. The depot Is to contain 600 feet of floor pace. As a preliminary to the erder CommtsslonerClarke wrote an exhaust ive brief answering all the points raised by the defendant railroad com pany, which challenged the tight of the commission to make such an ordfer, but holding that the commission could do only what the legislature specifically provided It could do. Mr. Clarke held in his opinion that the commission de rived Its powers from the people who, adopted the constitutional amendment and that the legislature had the power only to regulate the procedure of the commission in conducting hearings and proceedings. He quotes from decisions of courts to uphold his contention that even without legislative action the commission could act under the au thority granted by the constitution, and until the courts hold otherwise the commission expects to act accordingly. The state railway commission ha not yet Issued a formal answer to the creamery men who some time ago ask ed for a rehearing on Its recent order In the service case and a modification of that order. The creameries desire the commission to compel the railroads to give receipts for empty cans return, ed. When the commission Issued Its orders regarding the rate for shipping cream nothing was said about receipts for cans. Commissioner Clarke, how ever, filed an opinion agreeing to the majority opinion Insofar as it related to rates, but he decided that the ship pers were entitled to receipts for the empty cans shipped. He held that tho fact that In the past cans had been shipped at the risk of the owners was no reason why the shipments should not be made in a businesslike way now. and that the owners of the cans were entitled to the receipts In order to be able to place responsibility when cars were mlssent or lost. The other two commissioners, however, refused to agree to this opinion and so far they have not changed their minds. The monthly report of State Treas urer Brian for (.he month of January Shows total receipts of $917,808.47; payments, $911,399.81; balances, $68, 406.82. In the educational funds there Is a total of $834,919.63.' The balances In the educational funds and city banks are large at this time owing to the fact that the $218,900 worth of state bonds purchased not long since were to have been delivered the first of this week, but tho parties from whom these bonds were purchased have only delivered $13,900, leaving $205,000 which will have to be taken care of within a few days, and these large bal ances In these funds and In the city banks will be depleted upon the dellv ery of these bonds. The Item of $44,- 872.40 unwritten receipts is money re ceived from county treasurers In fin I." settlement. The money was deposited In the banks pending the checking up of the reports by the auditor. The report shows the state debt' drawing Interest Is now $1,023,380.82. The bills for water furnished by th city of Lincoln to the state university and the university farm for an Indefi nite period have been filed with the auditor, covering a tierlod of not 'more than three months for certain- departments the bills amounted to $347.86; for six months for other de partments, $761.48, and for a nine months period there . was an item of $9.21. The total amounted to $1 10805. The largest Item was for $212.74 for 189,100 gallons for the boilers. One Item read that the meter was dead and the average for two years, $50, was Inserted in the bill Whether the $50 was for six months or six minutes was not set out Deputy Labor Commissioner Colonel John J. Ryder will visit the various labor organizations in Omaha and Lincoln and solicit their co-operation In gathering statistics of a nature sug gestlve of the name of the bureau. He will urge the various unions to give Mm Information regarding wages paid workmen, rent they have to pay, homes owned by members of unions, expenses of a family, benefits paid to sick members, Insurance ' arrange ments, rules governing apprentices and other Information which the unions have or can secure. The work of gath ering agricultural statistics Is well un der way. The Nebraska state band located at Crelghton, Is anxious to be officially recognized as the official state band. To get this recognition a letter was sent to the governor signed by numer ous business men, who said In return for the official recognition of the bend It would be willing to play on all state occasions without pay or expense to the state. The governor has not yet had time to consider the matter. I The car shipments reported to th railway commission for July, August, September and October show that the railroads of Nebraska during Jhese four months shipped a total of 14,916,. 600 bushels of wheat, 20,199,600 bush els of corn, 7,444,000 bushels of oats aid other grain products. These totals are based on the number of cars ship ped. Thomas McQulgan, sentenced to the penitentiary for sixteen years for the murder of a man named Murphy at Omaha; George Brltt, the attorney who defended him, and Judge Lee 8. Estelle, before whom the case was tried, appeared before Guv. Sheldon and made a plea te have the man's sentence commuted. McOulgan wants tils time commuted to ten years, which, with his good time allowance, will se cure his release this month. EARL OF YARMOUTH LOSES HIS RICH IM Countess, Who Was Alice Thaw. Wins Decree In London Court Nullifying Her Marriage. NO DEFENSE IS PUT FORTH. Husband Fails to Appear and Hear lng Held in Private Harried Less than Five Tears Ago. Sir BIrrell Barnes, president of the Divorce Court, In London granted the Couutes of Yarmouth, who was Miss Alice Thaw of Pittsburg, a decree nul lifying her marriage to 'the Earl of Yarmouth. The case was heard In pri vate. At the time fixed for the open lug of the proceedings everyone not actually concerned In the matter was excluded from the courtroom. The case was practically undefended, and the hearing lusted only half an hour. It has been knowu for two years that the domestic affairs of the Yarmouth were uuhappv. The eurl's companion and his manner of living, it was said, were such that he could not give hi wife the place in society which sbo had a right to expect. She paid largo sums to defray ber husband's extrava gances, and her friends say she con ducted herself with dignity through- THE 01, YARMOUTH out the troubles resulting from this un happy union and the diQIcultles of bet brother, Harry Kendall Thaw. The wedding of Lord Yarmouth ani Miss Tluiw wus a prominent event In' Pittsburg Koclety. The ceremony was delayed several hours and it was re-j ported that the delay was due to ne-l gotlntluus with regard to the marriage settlement from the Thaw family. The earl Is declared to have insisted upou an Increase, and the papers had to be drawn up before the marriage, I The former Miss Thaw always haaj been popular among her . associates both In Pittsburg and New York, nnc her married life has been followed witt great Interest. Coal Men to Cat Wages. . At a meeting of the leading soft cos operators of the Pittsburg district heti recently it was decided that the miner! must afcit a reduction of 10 cents a ton A committee of the operators left for tbj convention oi miners, neing neiu in id dianapolis, to propose this reduction. , America Gets lll'lorle Klaa-. The flag captured on the American fru ate Chesapeuke at the time of her fumoi; fight with the British uliip Shsuuoa i .1813 has beeu purchased for America buyers at an auetiou sale iu Ixindon, tl price paid being t.TiO. It is said t! Hag Is for J. P; Morgan. At the sac sale parties said to represent Amerlci buyers purchased for $1,500 the bur upon which was sounded the order for t famous charge of the Light Brigade in t .Utile of Balaclava, ,