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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD
1011 TEX. FLOOD
,TOTAL ESTIMATED AS HIGH AS
HUNDREDS WITHOUT HOmES
Mexicans and the Poor People Who
Lived In Submerged Zone Assist
ed by Red Cross.
8an Antonio, Tex. Tho list of
.'known dead from Saturday's flood
had advanced to forty-seven. The
doad and missing -wore estimated ut
approximately 250 by rescue workers,
whilo Pollco Commissioner Phil
iWrlght said they might tot-il 300.
Many residents, however, consider
theso figures high.
Tho property lost was placed at ?5,
000,000 by soino business tnon, but
toth lower and higher estimates wero
6oon after daylight searchers on
ho Alazan creek found three bodies
In tho driftwood and wreackago on
tho bunks, and another was found r
noar tho San Antonio river Other
bodies wero recovorcd. Whilo it has
been doclarod that possibly the major
ity of the ostimuted dead floated down
tho streams, sourchcrs beliovcd that
u tho wreckage Is cleared away oth
rs will bo found.
Rcscuors confined their efforts
principally to rocovorlng bodies, work
of rescuing tho marooned having
Ilundrods of Mexicans and tho
poorer pooplo who lived along tho Al
azan aro homolcss and wero given as
lstanco by Red Cross headquarters.
Tho fact thrit most of tho bodies re
covered havo becu fully clothed shows
that tho victims wore olthor warned
w hoard tho approiiching ruBh of wv
tor in tlniO' to mako preparations to
Tho city proper has boon in a crip
pled condition nil day from tho I flood
Thoro havo buen no lights nor street
oar sorvlco becauso of lack of olcctrlc
Water has boon running Into tho
mains In parts of tho city and tho
pressure 1b weak at theso places.
Howovor, city officials said that tho
water pressuro would soon 'bo turned
on and it Is' thought electric current
will also bo available in a short time.
City Building Inspector J, L. ftlch
(or estimated the damugo to buildings
at approximately $700,000. Ho said
no largo buildings havo been perma
Jltnoys havo boon doing a rushing
business bocauso of the lack of street
Damage to tho street paving is esti
mated at approximately $250,000, most
of which resulted when wood paving
blocks wero washed up. Much of the
business section was paved with wood
blocks. LabororB have boon engaged
In moving away what remained of tho
Every sanitary precaution Is being
takon. City Hoalth Officer W. A.
King Issued an appeal to tho citizens
to bo especially diligent In draining
off water where mosquitoes might find
a brooding placo.
Tho donning up proceeded in ovory
part of tho business district. Proprie
tors of business establishments and
employos wpro sweeping and brushing
out tho wOjler and, debris whilo pumps
woro forcing wator from basements,
Elegant office furniture lined both
eldos of tho main streets, with 'em
ployes scrubbing thorn to romova dirt
and slimo. in contrast to the damage
to the larger establishments, there
were tho damuged frultstands, curio
chops and smaller establishments.
Hero nud there a man was cleaning
hlu small placo, aided In soma In
stances by his w.fo, sous or daughters,
Heavy Snowfall ln Canada.
Mooso Juw, Sask. A heavy bliz
zard swept ovor Swift Curront and
tho nurround!ii3 territory. Meager
telegraphic advices said thut tho snow
was fouitoun inches deep on tho level.
"Fatty" Atbuckle Held for Murder.
San Francisco. CaL Roscoo (Fatty)'
Arbucklo, rrrcen actor, will bo for
mally ehur,;cil In police court with
the murd., ot M'ss Virginia Itappo.
.motion p.i'.md actress, Arbucklo wub
booked on the murder chargo by the
police and has since boon held In Jilt
IIo refused to mako any statomout or
comment. Miss Rnppo, who died Fri
day, was removed from Arbucklo's
rooms in u htol In n critical condi
tion after u party at which tlvo men
and four women woro present. Au
topsy Hiirgoojs said do th was due tu
peritonitis, suporlnduccd by an Inter
Owners of Cars Summoned.
Chicago. Ownors of twonty-ono nu
tomoblles who -forgot to romovo li
cense tags or othqr means ot ldontifl
cation from autmbllcs which woro re
covered from tho "graveyard" nt Sum
mit, 111 , havo been summoned to ap
po'ar boforo tho .grand Jury. Throe
Insuranco companies nro tho qorn-
"yialnanta. . !'VU owners will ho ques
tlongjl in connection with charges that
. 4b 0 '.cars
voia uuncu uy a gang yw
dlupgaod'dnuachafua for net -una tfodi
lag (tocollect Insuranco
Funeral Notice Later
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SAD SCENES ENACTED AT
AUCTION OF JOBLESS
Edward Dixon, Slender Youth, Almost
Collapses as Auctlneoer .De
scribee His Plight.
Boston, Mass. Hystorical women
wept and fairly threw money at Ed
ward Dixon, a youthful ex-sorvlco
lad from Philadelphia, as the latter
collapsed on tho auction block on Bos
ton common whilo being offered for
salo by Mr. Zero. It was tho second
day of tho salo, part of Mr. Lodoux's
plan to wako Boston up to its obliga
tion to theso starving Jobless mon,
many of them back from tho world
Dixon, a slender, black haired youth
In a greasy khaki shirt, without Jack
ot and torn blue trousers hold up with
a strap, broke down and cried as
Zero in a sonorous voico, recounted
tho boy's history. As tho sobs welled
Into tho lad's throat and tears
strcamod down his cheeks, he col
lapsed and would have fallon had not
Zero caught him in his arms.
As tho pair stood thorc" bofore tho
5,000 gathered about the stand women
gave way to tears and had to bo sup
ported by thoso noarost thorn. Other
women and many girls opened thoir
purBcs and showered nionoy, coins and
bills, on tho stand, many giving up
their lunch money.
After tho boy had boon assisted to
a sent Zero called for bids. "Never in
tho history of the republic," ho said,
"havo you over witnessed such a scono
us this which domostrates tho great
sorrow of fioarts that, aro" broken."
IIo said that nix'qn lost his father
in tho w.1r, "that his mother had ro
contly died and that tho lad was now
honioless, penniless, Jobless and starv
ing. Ho was finally sold to ono of tho
many women that crowded forward,
sho agreeing to provido for him until
he was ablo to provide for himself.
Dixon was too weak to oven stand
while thaukltig her and Zoro for thoir
Zoro was given an ovation as ho
camo on tho common with his "slavo"
hand, twenty-six men in nil, many of
thorn ox-sorvlco mon. Tho men did
not havo to wait long boforo thoir
pleas for food and shelter in exchnngo
tor thoir utmost sorvlco woro hoard.
Tho bidding was brisk and exciting.
Many who woro so placod aB to bo un
able to provido work or sholtor for tho
"slaves" insisted on giving cash to
flnanco their immediate noods, ono
and nil handing over tho money with
out divulging their namos or ad
dresses. 8hoot8 Wife and Lawyer. '
Rodham, Mass. Mrs. Elona Anna
Wells and her attornoy, Louis Alt
moyor, wero Bhot to doath In a crowd
od street car here. Tho man who did
tho shooting .said ho was Charles A.
Wells, tho woman's huslnnd. Wit
nesses said tho man boarded tho car
quietly, shouldered Into tho crowd and
bogan Bhooting. ' Mrs. Wells and Alt
moyor woro seated noar the front ot
tho car. Two bullots struck tho wom
an, Sho died Just ns sho was carried
Into tho hospital. Ono bullet entered
Altmoyor's head, He nlso died at tho
U, S. Loses 9S Per Cent on Sale.
Rockford, III. Nearly 4,000 buyers
participated in tho government auc
tion of oio-fourth of tho Camp Grant
barracks and fitting. The salo re
alized scarcely 2 cents on tho dollar,
according to officials. Barracks build
tup ) suitable to be razod tor lumber
wont at an average price ot $150.
Snow In Montana.
Holona, Mont. With rain or snow
In many parts ot tho stato and unsea
sonably low temperature. Montana Is
having the first autumnal storm ot the
Handcuffed Body Found In River.
Chicago. Tho body of a man, hand-
cuffod, with tho neck purtly sevorod,
was found In the Dosplalnes river by
tho pollco of Rivor Forest, a suburb.
Tho pollco Hiispoct he Inay bo ono of
tho mall robborB who rccoutly oscapod
from Jail In Tolodo, Ohio,
Coto Is Occupied.
Washington. Costa Ricn has takon
poncotul posBesMon of tho Coto terri
tory which has bonn In d.sputod terri
tory on Septombur 5, according to tho
state department udvlces.
FIFTY MADE HOMELESS .
BY MINN. FOREST FIRES
Refugees Housed In Service Tents
and Food Furnished Them by
National Guard Contingent.
St. Paul. Ono hundred men of tho
howitzer and headquarters companies
ot Stillwater wero ordered by Major
E. A. Walsh, noting adjutant general,
to proceed Immediately to Knife rivor
and Two Harbors, to fight forest fires.
Tho flro situation continued serious,
with high winds in some districts, ac
cording to reports.
McGrath, Minn. More than seventy
refugoes from tho flro swept area in
tho vicinity of Solana and Whito
Pino, including thoso who wero mado
homeless when Whito Pino village
was wiped out, aro being cared for by
tho national guard contingents sta
tioned here. Settlers and villagers
woro forced to fleo when underbrush,
grass and timber fires again broko
through firo lines established by the
stato troops and forest rangers de
Approximately fifty persons were
compelled to leave Whito Pine. Tho
rofugeos aro housed In service tents
and food is furnished them from tho
quartermaster's dopartmont. Many
All tho buildings in Whito Pino
wero destroyed except ono dwelling,
sovoral shacks and tho schoolhouse.
Adj. Gen. W. F. Rhinow said ho was
of tho opinion that tho firo was of
incendiary origin. An investigation
will bo mado. t. v
Tho flro which causod tho oxcava
tlon of Solana and Arthydea, number
ing about twolvo families, was
checked whon the wind died down.
Following a conferenco of stato for
estry officials and military officers, a
concortod effort of flro fighters to
chock tho fires on all fronts was mado
and overy available person and troop
er wa3 Bent to the front lines.
Tho situation was considerably Im
proved and tho hopes ot fighters and
officials aro again that tho meuanco
was materially reduced.
A serious situation remains at
Solann, tho destruction of which It
was believed would mean tho trap
ping ot about twenty families. If a
high wind should develop from tho
southwoBt boforo tho firebreaks arc
comploted tho firo would bo impos
sible to check, it was said.
Troops Leave War Zone.
Washington. Withdrawal ot tho
26th Infantry, ono ot tho two regi
ments orderod Into tho West Vlrginln
coal Holds last week, was rocom
monded by Brig. Gen. II. H. Band
holtz, commanding tho troops in the
fiold. was approved by President
Harding. .Orders for tho return ot
tho regiment to Camp Dix, N. J its
homo station, woro Immediately Issued
by Secretary Weeks after a confer
ence at tho White House.
Revolution at Bogota.
Buenos Aires. A dispatch to L
Pronsa from Quito, Ecuador, quotes a
roport from Bogota, capital of Colom
bia, as saying tha a revolution hap
brokon out thoro. led by Columbian
llboral elements. Tho dispatch added
that the rovolutlqnlsts had "put into
Jail Prosldont Saurez, Bishop Herrera
and tho consorvaWvo candidate for
prosldoncy, Pedro Esplna.
Four Airplane Pasnengera Killed.
Paris. Four passongors wero killed
whon tho Strasbourg-Paris express
atrplano crashed whilo making a land
Ing nt Lo Bourget. Tho pilot was ao
badly Injured that ho died In a hos
pital. Recruiting for Army Resumed.
Washington. The war dopartmont
has Issued orders for tho resumption
of recruiting to tho army, Secretary
Five Mysterlouoly Wounded.
Chicago. Two women and threo
mon wero wav-dod In a mystorlous
shooting on Lovor's lano, Evanston,
Four of tho five wero BtandLig talk
ing In front of a ono-room bungalow
occupied by tho two women whon an
automobile -oarod by, tho occupants
discharging five shots from a shotgun.
Miss G B, Dow, school toach'or, and
Miss Mtnnio Mahock, art student,
who wero tho most seriously wound
od stated they had boon annoyed, re
cently by two men whoso names tltoy
did not know.
RACE WAR IN SOUTH
Exact Number of Blacks Inside Not
Known Trouble Starts at
New Orleans, La. Armed with
shotguns and rifles, moro than fifty
white citizens of Gretna, a suburb,
marched ci a negro hall, where an in
dignation meeting in protest against
tho beating of sevoral negroes was
held. Ono negro is reported dead.
The trouble started at a ball game
at which a number cf white persons
At 11 o'clock the building In which
tho meeting was hold was a mass of
flames, and could be seen from tho
city proper. Tho exact number of
nogroes In the building at the tlmo
ot tho meeting has not been deter
mined. Pollco here aro hold ready to an
swor nny call from Gretna, which Is
across tho river from tho city proper.
Tho sheriff of Jetferson parish has
sent every available deputy to Grotna
with orders to shoot to kill, In tho
evont that mob violence is threat
ened, according to reports.
Ono negro is reported killed.
Several shots wero fired in an ef
fort to disperse tho crowd, which
threatened to Invade the negro district
at a late hour, but apparently lacked
a leader. Four arrests have been
' Mexican Oil Problem Solved.
Mexico City Imincdlato resumption
of oil operations In the Tampico re
gion by American petroleum com
panies, and payment of postponed
taxet,, with tho lifting of tho govern
ment embargo on tho companies'
funds and oil In btoragc, will result
from tho agreement reached by gov
ernment officials and the heads of
flvo American oil concerns. Thero
will bo an immediate movement of oil
from Mexico and after minor details
have been adjusted a settlement will
bo reached of all tho great petroleum
Newsboy Commits Suicide.
Sioux Falls, S. D. "Hero, shine,
look." With these words spoken to
a negro boy companion, Alonzo Gray,
14, a Sioux Falls newsboy, committed
suicide by shooting himself in the
brain with a rovolvor. Himself and
three other boys had gono to tho Big
Sioux rivor west of the city for a pic
nic and to hunt when tho tragedy oc
curred. The boy was under parolo on
condition that he would pay for a largo
pano of glass ho had broken.
To Care for Disabled Vets
Washington, t). C. Additional ap
propriation of $16,400,000 for hospital
ization of world war veterans and
many other definite recommendations
for improving tho federal caro of ex
sorvlco men are to be mado to con
gress immediately upon Its return by
the special committee which has
been investigating the administrative
agencies caring for disabled veterans.
Son Admlt3 Killing Father.
Salt Lake City. Harry Buetor, 15,
is in custody here as a result of slay
ing his father, Charlos W. Buetor, 50,
at the family home. The boy said
that his brother Stanley, 13, was tho
victim of a severe beating with a
razor strop, and that when the father
tried to troat him likewise ho picked
up (i gun and shot him dead.
Increase in Gasoline Consumption.
New York. The consumption of
gasoline In the United States during
tho first half of tho curront year was
larger by 259,313,353 gallons, or a
daily averago of 710,447 gallons, than
that of tho corresponding period ot
Chinese Troops Clash.
Hankow, China. Fighting botween
troops of, the northern and southern
governments at I-Chang, a treaty port
of Hupoh province, 165 miles north
west of Hankow, is reported to havo
begun In a wirelss message.
Collapses and Dies on Stage.
Berlin. Josef Mann, first tenor of
tho Berlin opora, collapsed and died
on tho stage whilo singing In "Alda."
Ho bad been engaged to sing in the
Metropolitan opera houso In New
York tho coming season.
North Adams, Mass. Eugene M.
Stafford, ot Boston, a balloonist, fell
COO feet to his death at a fair here.
His web bolt broko as ho changod
parachutes In nu attempt at a double
Whole Family Found Dead.
Ormsby, Minn A family of seven
tho father, mother and flvo children
wero found shot to doath In their
homo hero, apparently tho victims of
the father, Frank Klocow, business
Legion Challenges C. of C.
Washington, D. C, Thero may bo
a serios of Joint debates throughout
tho country on tho soldiers' bonus
botween officials ot tho American Le
gion and the Chambor of Commerce
of the United States. In nn opon let
ter to the chntnbar ot commorco the
logton, through Its national legislative
committee, challenged that body to
sond its officials and representatives
to meot legion officials hi any city in
tho country or In overy city ta tho
country whore thoro Is a hall avail
able and an audiouco Interested
Timely News Culled From All
Parts. of the State, Reduced
for the Eusy.
The Grent Western Sugar company,
which Is advertising widely In this '
uml other states for 2,000 laborers
for the end of this month nt Its fat-
(orles In Goring, Mitchell, Bayard ,
and Konttshluir. will tint tnko down !
its advertising ut the request of the '
mayor and city council of Senttsbluff.
ScottsblufT's city olllchils had blamed 1
n recent Increase In crime to the fact
Unit men hud conio for work nnd
could not nt present 11m I any. The
sugar company olllcers pointed out 1
that unless there are thousands of
men here at the end of September,
when the licet harvest begins, farm
ers will lose a groat deal of money
because of the scarcity and high
prices of labor, and tho factory will
lose nlso because it will ho impossible
to keep the factories running at ca
pacity whon the campaign stnrrs.
Some months ngo A. W. Westhorpo
of Y.nnkton, S. D., came to Falls City
and accepted a position with the Falls
City Journal. Soon It became noised
about that he was a specialist on but
terllles nnd Insects of nil kinds. The
children and even the older folks pot
busy with their nets until today Mr.
Westhorpo has over 000 specimens on
the mounting board. These will be
permanently mounted uud presented
to the Fall City library. Everywhere
in the county ho Is known as the "but
The officers of consolidated district
No. 14, southeast of Dawson, sold $30,
000 in bonds Inst week nnd will soon
commence the erection of a splendid
rural building. Tnero are twenty
eight sections in this district with n
valuation of about .?2,000,000. No ex
pense will be spnrcd to make this one
of the best schools of Its kind In the
Four officials of the Nebraska Clny
Products company, owner of the Brick
nnd Tile Manufacturing plnnt at Tliiin
boldt, visited the plnnt nnd conferred
with the local foreman concerning the
future of the plant. It is the expressed
Intention of the company to re-equlp
the plant for nn early opening in tho
spring of lf)22.
The Beatrice Chamber of. Commerce
hns named a committee to take up tho
matter of providing for, n municipal
swimming pool adjoining chnutnunmi
park or some other good location. The
In a drive for tho sale of .$1,000 worth
of county fair tickets
Great preparations nro 'ho'ng mado
for the Washington county fair which
will be hold at Arlington, September
21-22-23. The agricultural society
purchased the thirty-two acre stock
park just west of tho village of Arling
ton, which is one of tho most attractive
natural parks in eastern Nebraska.
Plans of A. W. Archer, of Kansas
City were accepted for McCook's new
hospital. Plans call for a 40-bed hos
pital, suitable to bo added to ns de
mnnd nrlses. It is expected to begin
work nnd to have tho foundation in
this fall. Dominican sisters' will be
In charge of the hospital.
A special election liPhl nt Wisncr
to vote !?3r,000 bonds for electric light
and power carried by a vote of 373 for,
and 41 against. It is the intention of
the city to Install now engines In the
city electric light plant.
Rumors that Charles Nenl -will be
made resident manager of the Nyc-Schnoldcr-Fowler
Co., at Fiomont, fol
lowed his visit here In compnny with
Julius Barnes, who is to become pres
ident of the concern.
The bite of n dog afflicted with
rabies, in the opinion of physicians,
caused Valentine Stellnr, wealthy re
tired farmer, to blow off the top of
his head with a shotgun nt Clny
Frank Summers or Beatrice sustain
ed a 'llslocnted shoulder, a. crushed
band and gashes about the face when I
n team nttnehed to a wagon load of
corn backed into him, pushing hlin
The Columbia school bu'lillng, built
nt Gothenburg In 1802. has been equip
ped with a now, $G,000 heating system
to replnco the old one which was lnst
year condemned ns Inadequate.
Ira Robinson, thlrty-e'ght. mnriiod
nnd tho father of five children, died
from tho results of helm: kMcod In
the stomach by n horse. He lived near
The Wymoro firo department has
just Instnlled n combination chemical
and hose truck.
About twenty swbie breeders of
Knox county recenty organized the
Knox County Swine Breeders assoclu-
The Tiickervllle and Franklin school
districts located near Callaway hae
consolidated und are now putting "P
n large school building.
Oi.e Uiousnnd garments comprise tho
qnotn reached by iho women of
Grand Island, which under supervis
ion of the American Red Cross nine
been remade from old clothing for the
stricken children of central Europe.
They will be shipped to Europe Im
mediately. Adam Breed, of ITnsUngs, will leave
next week for tho Hawaiian Islands,
where lie will attend the World 1'ioss
congress ns, the Nebraska delegate.
While In the Islands Mr. Breede will
act as correspondent for 11 number of
I Record for largest paid o'tenilunee
nt Rlngllng Brotl ers-I'.nrniim & Bulley
circus, goe lo Norfolk, Nob., when
over 17,000 people bought tickets for
iho performnnco thero lnt week.
Largest paid rMendnnco In nny st'iim
previous to Inst week was nt Con.
J rordin, Kan. Boforo Unit Unic Post
I vlllo, In- hnl tho record.
( Chief Game Warden George KsSKvr
has receiver n letter from a ranchman
1 nt Broadwater, Morrill county, stniLng-
that a male buffalo was caught lucro
September 3. Two buffalo cows arc
still nt large In thr hills and lumv-
been for the puM week. Tho nnlinuls '
hour no brnnd or murk of idontlfhn
llon nnd no one knows whom they
came from. -The game warden will In
vestigate. Some believe the- buffalo
have wandered from the ollowstono
national purl; or from herds known lo
exist In South Dakota and Wyoming,
The federal government has twonl.j
head at Valentino. Neb. The ono
caught nt Broadwater may bo sent to
join the federal herd at Valentino
Karl Porter, president of tho Onmha
Aero club, says that fiO.OOO personal
Invitations have been sent out amonc
the 210,000 aJr men available for tin
big reunion to be held iu Omaha No
vember 3, 4 and 5. It Is to be the
most Important aeronautical evont In
the history of the game, according lo
those who should know, for not only
will a national ntr body bo formed, nnd
eight nlr races and exhibitions held,
including the Pulltlzer trophy race,
but the general meetings of the re
union promise- to bring development 1
nnd n llntlons thut will advance tho
cause of aqrinl navigation lionien
dously. Fidelity Post, American Legion, nt
Ord, is nfter the grapes. It is tho
opinion of the Ord post that Post Com
mander Clino will be a fcorcd man for
tho job ns national commander nnd
then Ord Is after n man on the stato
and national bonrds. Ord post has re-
cently completed the purchase of a
modern two-story building which will
be used for headquarters and club
rooms nnd are now planning the win
ter's nctivlties which will include a
carnival, home talent mlnlstrel, several
dances and special community service.
The average Nebraska farm, includ
ing both land nnd buildings, Is worth
$29,927 or SS7.95 an acre, according
to statistics compiled by D. P. Ilngnn
president of the Omnlm Federal Land
bnnk. According to this same report
tho farm land of Nebraska is worUi
$3,330,150,180. Mr. Uognn shows that
Nebraska land rnnks third of nil the
land In the forty-eight states and sec
ond in point of valuation for the Om
nlm Land Bunk district, which includes.
Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and
While Nebraska has n good corn crop
in sight, tho chances of approaching
last year's heavy production have van
ished with the hot winds, high tem
peratures and drouth of the Inst half
of August, according to the state and
federal weekly roport issued nt Lin
coln by A. E. An lerson. Late corn.
especially, was damaged by too rapid
ripening, but early corn was uninjured'
Word has been received from ninny
points that numerous veterans of tho
Sandstorm division will be in Omaha
for tho couclave, September 19, 20 and
21. Fort Omaha has been obtained for
the occasion. From 4,000 to 5,000 vet
erans are expected.
Considerable interest is centered in .
the special election to bo held In
Beatrice September 20 when the voters
will decide on the proposition of bond
ing the city for tflHO.OOO for tho con
struction of a municipal lighting plant.
Four old landmarks In Sidney hae
been torn down and three more havr
been condemned nnd ordered down by
the state fire marshal. These build
ings will practically nil be repmccd br
Hew and modern business buildings.
Sixteen hundred and fifty-two tour
ists' cars were parked nights at tho
public camp ground In North Platto
during August, a n imbor about one
fourth greater than during the same
month lnst year.
The. sale of its light system nnd con
nection with tho line 0" the Tri-Stato
Utilities company line is being con
templated by the village of .Mngnct.
Tho estimated expense of tho change Is t
Through tho courtesy of tho Chndron
business men the Pino Ridge Indians
were served with free beef, sugar nnd
coffee during the Dawes county fair.
Ovor 1000 Sioux were In attendance.
John Webb hns resigned the position
of deputy county treasurer of John
son county nnd lias taken the superln
tendency of the fchools nt Brownvlllo.
Plnns have been npproved for n new
Platte river bridge nt Osbknsh. It Is
probr-hlr thnt n now brldgo will also
be constructed nt Llsco.
Bkrsprlng will soon have city water
works In operation. A year has been
consumed in building the plnnt.
From reports, residents of Plntts
mouth expect to form a chapter of tho
Ku Klnx Klnn.
A large barn on the Ernest Ackinnn
farm near Jansen was destroyed by
J flr of undetermined origin. Some hay
mm 100 uusiieis 01 urns went up in
smoke. The loss Is placed at $l,fi0O.
The new (Jeiing-ScottsblulT bridge
has been opened for trnfllcSf The
bridge Is 21 feet wide of roinfoicod
concrete and tho approach is l.SOO
feet long In the shape of an elongated
"S." Tho bridge cost $110,000. Tills
bildge, It is said, carries more tratllc
than any other bridge In the stnte,,
and only one bridge that touches the
stnto exceeds it the Omaha-Council
After bienktng last year's nttenrt
nneo tlgures on the opening day, thrv
Nebraska stnte fair suffered a slump
In attendance during tho remaining
days of the fair.
Riding on 11 train for tho first time
in his SS years of l!fe, Silas Hunt of
Hayes Center went to Lincoln to tho
ftnto fair. At the same time .Mr
Hunt raw nn ulrpinuo for tie first
tlmo ns It circled abovo the flair
grounds. lie declared that ho couhl
. It belter without his glasses than
will, ihijin, Mr. Hunt camo to Ne
braska over sixty year ngo with 'U