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DEATH AND RUIN i Lincoln, Neb., Experiences the Worst Flood in Its History; Hundreds Homeless. AT LEAST SEVEN LIVES LOST Property Loss Cannot Be Estimated; Railroad Traffic Almost Totally Suspended. Lincoln, Neb., July 8.—Lincoln yes terday experienced what was proba bly the worst flood in its history, caus ing the known loss of five lives and probably two others, minor injuries to several, a property loss which cannot yet be estimated, an almost total sus pension of railroad traffic to and from the city and misery to hundreds of families who have been driven from their homes and are now sheltered in public buildings and private resi dences. Lost Their Lives. The known dead are: John Nelson, drowned while trying to rescue stock: Three children of Henry Amed, who fell from a boat after being rescued from their flooded home. Mrs. Schuester, who died from fright and exposure after being taken from her flooded home. A young man named Cillard Nicolas ;was caught in the flood and climbed a telephone pole, and persons say they saw him, after clinging for hours, fall into the water. No trace of him has since been found. The flood followed the greatest downpour of rain known here for many years. The Lincoln gas and electric light plant is flooded. The flood last night was subsiding. PURDY IS APPOINTED JUDGE. Assistant Attorney General Gets Loch ren's Job. Washington, July 8. — The resigna tion of Judge Lochren from the United States court in Minnesota has been accepted and Milton D. Purdy of Min neapolis, assistant to the attorney general of the United States, was yes terday notfied by President Roose velt of his appointment to fill the va cancy. This is a recess nomination on ac count of the failure of the senate at. its last session to confirm the nomina tion of Mr. Purdy. Mr. Purdy yester day accepted the appointment. He ;will leave for Minnesota Thursday to enter upon the duties of his new of fice. Judge Lochren sent a resignation to the department of justice last winter, to be effective on March 31. He was later advised by the attorney general to make the resignation effective upon the appointment and confirmation oi his successor. This was done, but the senate failing to confirm the nomina tion of his appointed successor, Judge Lochren now has sent his resignation to take effect immediately. It is nec essary therefore for Mr. Purdy to pro ceed at once to Minneapolis to attend to the business of the federal court. If the senate withholds confirmation Mr. Purdy will be out of office and un able to obtain compensation for his services as federal judge. TAFT PLAYS BASEBALL. Drops Politics to Engage in Contest With Newspaper Men. Hot Springs, Va., July 8.—Senator Beveridge of Indiana, Representative McKinley of Illinois and Representa tive Burke of Pennsylvania arrived here yesterday. Mr. Taft was closet ed with Senator Beveridge for a cou ple of hours and they went over condi tions in Indiana and elsewhere with great detail. Mr. Beveridge told Mr. Taft that he did not consider that the affairs of the party in Indiana in any condition to endanger the state next fall. A ball game between the states men and the newspaper correspond ents put an end to further confer ences for the day, Mr. Taft taking part in the game on the team of statesmen and Mrs. Taft witnessing the sport. HELD UP; CASH NOT WITH HIM. Victim of Robbery Turns in Check, but Leaves Money With Friend. Deadwood, S. D., July 8.—One of the boldest hold-ups that has occurred in Deadwood in a long while relieved Charles Anderson, a miner from Strawberry gulch, near here, of the small change he had in his pockets. According to the story Anderson told the police he was set upon almost in the heart of town late in the evening by two men and was bound and gag ged to prevent an outcry. He had just cashed a large check, but fortu nately had left the money with a friend before starting home. Several arrests have been made by the police. BOY IS KILLED BY LIGHTNING One Playmate Is Fatally Injured and Four Others Badly Shocked at Carney, Mich. Menominee, Mich., July 8. — One youth was killed, another fatally in jured and four more badly shocked yesterday afternoon when lightning struck the ice house of Felix Chartier, about five miles east of Carney. The fatality occurred less than two minutes after the youths entered the Ice house to seek shelter from the storm. David Golder, father of the dead boy, was the first to reach the scene of the fatality, being attracted there by his horse, which returned home alone. When Mr. Golder enter* ed the Ice house the six boys were ly ing in a heap, apparently dead. His son's face was colored purple and black and the body was doubled up near a jagged hole In the ice house where the lightning had struck. During the storm the steeple of the Catholic church at Niagara, nead this city, was struck and in an instant the church was a mass of flames. With the aid of the heavy downpour of rain the fire department extinguished the fire before much damage was done. A BREAK WITH VENEZUELA. Minister Sleeper Withdraws After a Quarrel With Castro Government. New York, July 8. — The break in diplomatic relations between the Unit ed States and Venezuela, which result ed in the withdrawal of Jacob Sleeper, the American charge d'affaires, from the Venezuelan capital, Is far more complete than was at first generally believed. The full text of diplomatic notes which passed between Mr. Sleeper and Dr. Jose de Jesus Paul, the Venezuelan minister of foreign af fairs, subsequent to the withdrawal of Mr. Sleeper, Indicates that not only are the friendly relations interrupted, but completely severed. Sleeper Gives Reasons. In his letter notifying the foreign minister of his intention to leave the Venezuelan capital, Mr. Sleeper wrote that in view of the Venezuelan govern ment's persistent refusal to give re dress "for the government action by which all American interests have been destroyed or confiscated,'' and "in view of the tone and character of the communications received from the Venezuelan government," he believed that "the further presence in Caracas of diplomatic representatives of the United States subserved no useful pur pose." Dr. Paul's reply to this com munication was made in the same tone which characterized previous communications made to the Ameri can representative. Refuse "Safe Conduct." It declared that President Roosevelt had persisted in asking redress for American interests and individuals without any justice and right, and that Venezuela is not blamable if it does not permit the nation to be "wrested of its rights." A request for "safe conduct," made in Mr. Sleeper's let ter is refused on the ground that as no state of war exists the Venezuelan government did not consider it neces sary or fit to grant it. MINNESOTANS CAUCUS. F. B. Lynch of St. Paul Elected Na tional Committeeman. Denver, July 8. — The Minnesota delegation at its caucus last evening selected F. B. Lynch of St. Paul as national committeeman. F. G. Wins ton of Minneapolis was elected chair man of the delegation. Martin O'Brien of Crookston was chosen as Minnesota's representative on the committee on resolutions, J. M. Arm strong of Stillwater for the committee on credentials, John Dwan of Two Harbors for the committee on rules, J. W. Pauly of Minneapolis for the committee to notify the nominee for president, J. R. Wise of Mankato for the committee to notify the nominee for vice president, A. C. Weiss of Du luth for the committee on permanent organization. TO OUST "TENDERLOIN." Deadwood Mayor Orders Resort In mates Banished or "Jugged." Deadwood, S. D., July 8. — In the campaign for a cleaner Deadwood, morally as well as physically, Mayor Adams has issued orders to the police to close the "red light" resorts in the lower part of town and to round up* the occupants and either force them out of town or give them long jail sentences. CAPTURED WHILE ASLEEP. Man Wanted for Forgery Taken In a Lonely Cabin After Long Search. Duluth, July 8.—After eluding the city and county authorities for months Jake Schuhe, wanted for forgery, was captured yesterday in a lonely cabin, at the end of the Alger & Smith log* ging railroad. • The sheriff planned his attack well and Schuhe was handcuffed before he awoke. IN THE SCANDINAVIAN N0RTH~ Gleaning* of Important News of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with Occasional Comment *• By MARTIN W. ODLAND. NORWAY. There was a snow storm at Tromso the early part of June, the earth being covered everywhere. * * * The well known Tune church, one of the oldest in Norway, is in ruins, as the result of a fire. * • * Seals are very numerous in Varan gerfjord this summer. Fishermen have encountered flocks containing thousands of them. * * » Capt. Roald Amundsen, the explor er, has been at Horten, inspecting Dr. Nansen's famous polar ship, Fram, which he is to use in bis own search for the pole. * * * The salmon fishing opened very auspiciously this year. Up to the mid dle of June almost twice as much salmon has been exported from Nor way this year than last year up to the same date. * * * R. J. Katcher, who died recently bequeathed his fortune, which is considerable, to a board of trustees, to be used for the benefit of young people of Christiania, who wish in continue their education along practi cal lines. * * * The Grefsen Sanatorium celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its exist ence. It was originally a bath house, but during the 90s was converted into a sanatorium for sufferers from tuber culosis. It is able to accommodate 100 patients at a time. * * * Salted herring is being sold almost for nothing at Haugesund now. A barrel goes for less than 2 crowns, which is about the same as giving it away. Those who bought fresh her ring to salt are going to lose heavily, unless the price goes up again. * * * In 1905 the municipality of Bergen obtained permission from the gov ernment to borrow' 4,000,000 crowns for municipal improvements, but the permission was never made use of. Now, however, the city has need of money and permission to make a loan of 7,000,000 will be asked. * * * Aimar August Sorenson, a well known political leader and philan thropist, died at the age of eighty-four years. He lived on his estate, Gip sund, in Rygge, where he w r as greatly beloved by his neighbors, because of his numerous deeds of charity. He belonged to the old Liberal school of statesmen. ♦ * * Otto Thorsen, the ship owner, has presented his estate, Isabella, near Hvalstad station, to the Alfredheim home for children. The directors of the home expect to establish a branch of the institution on the estate and will thus realize a long cherished de sire to have speh a home in the coun try. * * * There was a dangerous landslide in the Nordangs valley in Hjorundf jord last month. A vast mass of stone and earth poured into the valley, bar ricading the public highway running through, so that it will be necessary to change the course of the road. Luckily no persons lost their lives in the crash, due to the fact that there was little traffic through the valley. * * * According to a statement issued by the society of household economics for Stavanger, there was exporte 1 from Stavanger "amt," or county, no less than 4,000,000 crowns' worth of agricultural products in 190G. The egg exports were the largest item, be ing valued at 1,058,800 crowns, and is a good illustration of :he possibilities of the egg industry, as we may call it, can be brought to in Norway. ♦ * * A fleet of fifty-three English war ships visited Christiania a coop!? of weeks ago. They composed the North sea and Channel squadrons, ani were the largest fleet of warships that 1ms ever visited the Norwegian capital. Large crowds of people came into Christiania to see the fleet and the city put on festival attire. The offi cers were given a cordial reception by the citizens, being feasted and ban quetted in generous fashion. There were 26,000 men on the warships. SWEDEN. The brewers' strike at Stockholm has been settled. • * * The duke of Skaane acted as regent in the absence of King Gtistaf in Eu rope. The riksdag closed with impressive ceremonies last mon.h, after an ex ceptionally long session. * * * There will be a national gathering of the society, of household economics in the great hall of the academy of agriculture, Stockholm, Nov. 2, 1908. Emperor William has been made an honorary general : n the Swedish army. * * * There is a rumor that the acclesi p.stical minister is to resign from the cabinet. * * * Emperor William will be the guest of King Gustaf at Stockholm later in the summer. * * * The duke of Sormland has been elected honorary member of the Acad emy of Science. * * * Wollmar Eastrom has been appoint ed first secretary in the department for foreign affairs. * * * The crown prince will award two grand prizes at the coming horse fair and contest of marksmen. * * * Princess Elizabeth, the foster moth er of Princess Maria Pavlona, Prince Wilhelm's new Russian bride, will spend the latter part of the summer at the Swedish court. * * * Arvid Gumaelius, the well known financier, has donated 5,000 crowns to the support, of the pension fund foi publicists; 5,000 crowns to the pen sion fund of the employes of the gen eral insurance society, and 5,000 crowns to the pension fund of the Gamaeliusk stipend fund cf Orebro. * Jic * Sweden expects a high rank in the Olympic games at London this sum mer. She sends 156 athletes, among whom are stars of the first magni tude. Her famous long distance run ner, Svanberg, is the world's cham pion and will compete. Tornos, Dial, George Peterson and others are also strong in the runs, and Lindberg of Gothenberg has a record in the dashes that makes him formidable. The Swedish jumpers, discus throwers, swimmers, marksmen, fencers, oars men and hammer throwers are also strong, and, taking everything into consideration, it would seem that Sweden will vie with America and England for the victory. It is under stood that the European athletes aie going to do their best to defeat the Americans this year, and the aggre gation sent over from Sweden is re lied upon to do their part. DENMARK. King Frederick has appointed Em peror Franz Joseph of Austria an honorable general in the Danish army. The venerable ruler indicated last May his willingness to accept the honor, if conferred. * * • The annual convention of the home mission society of Denmark was held from June 30 to July 3. .The attend ance was large and the interest very gratifying. I may be able to give some particulars as to the program in a future issue. * * • Quite a. number of the members of the landsthing have announced that they will not seek re-election this year. Some wish to retire on account of old age, some because of other in terests, and still others because they fear to entrust their candidacies to the people. In that respect they re mind us of certain congressmen in the United States. * ♦ * Mr. Kretz, chief of the official bu reau of the rigsdag, has issued tho annual record book of the Danish par liament, and it contains a great deal of interesting facts and is about twice as large as those of former years. It publishes all of the new laws and also all the measures which were consid ered, but which did not become law. According to this record book, the party groups in the folkething was as follows: Left Reform party........5G Social Democrats .........24 Right ....................11 Radical Left ............. 9 Moderate Left ............ 9 Independent ............. 5 In the landsthing the party groups were as follows: Right ............... 24 Left Reform ..............20 Free Conservative ........ 8 Left ...................... 4 Social Democrats ........4 Independent .............. 4 HEALTH BRINGS HAPPINESS. Invalid Once, a Happy Woman Now. Mrs. C. R. Shelton, Pleasant Street, Covington, Tenn., says: "Once I t seemed a helpless in valid, but now I en joy the best of health. Kidney disease brought me down ter ribly. Rheumatic aches and pains made every move painful. The secretions were disordered and my head ached to dis traction. I was in a bad condition, but medicines failed to help. I lost ground daily until I began with Doan's Kidney Pills. They helped me at once and soon made me strong and well." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. That's fhe Answer. Why is your husband so irritable at home? inquired the amazed visitor. "Because he knows it's safe to be," answered the long-suffering wife. FIRST AMERICAN GLASS. Made at a Factory Built by a Boston Man in New Hampshire Town. The first American glass factory was erected in the town of Temple, N. H. Washington, in his diary, speaks of glass being made in New Haven, Conn., in the year 1789. One would suppose by the language he us<es that he considers it a new and quite extraordinary affair. It was nine years previous to this, and during the very war whose issue first enabled the country to commence its own manufacturing, that Robert Hewes of Boston began to carry out the project which he had long con ceived, but had hitherto found imprac ticable, if not impossible, under Eng lish rule—that of making glass in America for America. In 1780 Mr. Hewes selected a site for his factory secure from the British forces (his glassblowers wore Hes sians and Waldeckers—soldiers who had deserted from the British army), and he must have had an eye for the beautiful in nature. He chose a spot on the north slope of Kidder Moun tain, near its base. To the northwest Mount Monadnock rears his granite crown, standing like a giant sentinel; to the north, and running east, are th® Temple mountains, bold and precipi tous; to the east a beautiful valley holds in its embrace the towns of Wilton, Milford and Nashua, while to the northeast Joe English Hill and the Uncanernucks mountains conceal the city of Manchester. The place is now reached by a two mile walk over an old road, long a stranger to travel other than by graz ing cows and nature loving tourists. The stone work about the ovens and the foundations of the building are all that now remain to remind us that here was another example of the American people's struggle for inde pendence. WIFE WON Husband Finally Convinced. Some men are wise enough to try new foods and beverages and then gen erous enough to give others the bene fit of their experience. A very "conservative" Ills, man, however, let his good wife find out for herself what a blessing Postum is to those who are distressed in many ways, by drinking coffee. The wife writes: "No slave in chains, It. seemed to me, was more helpless than I, a coffee captive. Yet there were innumerable warnings—waking from a troubled sleep with a feeling of suffocation, at times dizzy and out of breath, at tacks of palpitation of the heart that frightened me. "Common sense, reason, and my better judgment told me that coffee drinking was the trouble. At last my nervous system was so disarranged that my physician ordered 'no more coffee.' "He knew he was right and he knew L knew it, too. I capitulated. Prior to this our family had tried Postum, but disliked it, because, as we learned later, it was not made right. "Determined this time to give Post um a fair trial, I prepared it accord ing to directions on the pkg.—that Is, boiled it 15 minutes after boiling com menced, obtaining a dark brown liquid with a rich snappy flavor similar to coffee. When cream and sugar were added, it was not only good but de licious. "Noting its beneficial effects In me the rest of the family adopted It—all except my husband, who would not ad mit that coffee hurt him. Several weeks elapsed during which I drank Postum two or three times a day, when, to my surprise, my husband said: 'I have decided to drink Postum. Your improvement is so apparent—you have such fine color—that I propose to give credit where credit Is due.' And now we are coffee-slaves no longer." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well rille," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letter? A new me appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of human interest.