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The Nebraska Independent
7 Nebraska Mews Berge Speaks at Albion : Albion, Neb. The Fourth of July was cerebrated here by great crowds of people from this and adjoinng coun ties. Hon. G. W. Berge, as orator of 'the day, gave an exceedingly fine and patriotic address. The -management of the celebration was in the hands of the fire department with Major F. J. Mack as presiding officer and Hon. L. G. Brian, marshal. The water fight between the Newman Grove and Al bion fire companies was won by the former. U. P. Surveyors Near Gresham , Gresham, Neb. A party of seven teen surveyors, said to be in the em ploy of the Union Pacific railroad com pany are camped one mile west of this place and are engaged in survey ing a direct line from Stromsburg to Lincoln. The line now being, sur veyed would miss this place about a half a mile. Members of the party have indicated that their orders were to go direct to Lincoln, regardless of any towns, intimating that, if built, this would be used as a through line rather than a local line. Hoists Union Jack on Fourth Miss Anna Tompsett, of 630 South Twentieth street, Lincoln, hoisted the "Union Jack over her cottage. She came recently from Canada, and did not understand the full meaning of the Fourth of July celebration. A large crowd gathered and were threatening to haul down the flag when the mat ter wag. reported to the police, and Miss Tompseit was compelled to haul down the flag. Find the Law is Deficient Omaha It now appears it could not be helped that the owners of the Lake Manawa resort will escape criminal prosecution for the disaster in which six lives were lost on the night of the Fourth. It was conceded by officials of Pottawattamie county that the ac cident occurred in Nebraska territory and it has been discovered that there Is no law making criminal negligence a crime in Nebraska. Northwestern Heading West Omaha A party of railroad survey ors, consisting of an engineer and six men, supposed to be in the employ of the Northwestern, arrived at Hast ings Tuesday morning. They hired a farmer to haul their equipments five miles west of town, where they pitched their camp and returned to town. They commenced work in the center of the city and v are running a line almost direct west, parallel with the Burling ton road that runs to Kenesaw. None of the men in the surveying party are communicative. They all refuse to talk, and not one will say what company they represent. Start ing in town they did their first work in the vicinity of the Northwestern depot, setting stakes out along the abandoned grade of the St. Joseph & Grand Island road, constructed sev eral years ago. . Railroad men ,in Omaha when told of the latest, move in the vicinity of Hastings, expressed the opinion that the Northwestern is behind the move ment and that it means the extension - of the Omaha & Hastings line to Den ver. It is known that the Colorado & Eastern, a road constructed from the business portion of Denver' out some five miles, and possessing valuable terminal property in the city, was re cently sold to parties who refused to "disclose their identity. The fact of surveyors supposed to be in the em ploy of the Northwestern railroad working out of Hastings strengthens the belief that that company was the purchaser of the Denver property and that it is about ready to extend its Omaha-Hastings line to Denver, thence to connect with the Moffat road and eventually seek the Pacific coast out let independent of the Union Pacific. OMAHA FOR ROSEWATER Complete returns from the primary election in Omaha confirm emphatic ally the conclusions based on the first figures. The. Rosewater delegation .is elected to a man by decisive major ities, practically a two . to one vote. The lowest man on the Rosewater ticket is more than BOO ahead of the highest man on the -Font anelle tic ket, and the difference between the high vote of the Rosewater delega tion and1 the low vote of the Fonta n?!Ies is about 1,700. The Rosewater delegates carried every ward in Om aha but two. They lost only one pre cinct in South Omaha and two so far in the country. So decisive was the victory that the Fontanelle leaders all conceded that they were not In the game and talk of recount and contest which had been broached was dropped without further ceremony. FINE CROP NEAR EDGAR Edgar, Neb Harvesting is nearly done here and the wheat is snugly shocked. No finer harvest weather was ever seen in this part of Nebras ka. " The crop is immense and one of the best, both in quality and quan tity, ever harvested in this section. Oats is about ready for the sickle and corn is making rapid progress and looks very - promising. Farmers are jubilant, notwithstanding it has been pretty dry here for the past month. - Garfield "for Rosewater Burwell, Neb. The Garfield county republican convention held yesterday endorsed E. Rosewater for United States senator. North Platte Nearly thirty miles of the new Union Pacific railroad up the fertile valley of the North Pacific river has been constructed. The North Platte river has been bridged and crossed by the new track, and now two crews of trains are working on the new road to Northport. The steer is being laid at the rate of a mile a day, and the rate at which the work is progressing bids fair to completion of the route by he middle or end of September. The station sidetracks are being laid as the road is built, as is also the telegraph lines and the section houses. As the road further advances greater and more numerous come the reports of the richness and fertility and beauty of the North Platte river valley as the same ex tends from Hershey on out to the state line. The sentiment prevails that the Union Pacific Railroad company does not intend to end the route at North port, but will undoubtedly build on to Medicine Bow, and thus cut short their transcontinential line by about forty miles and have a much better and easier grade. . North Platte The Odd Fellows or ganization of this city hp.s twice ad vertised for bids to construct a $16, 000 building for them, and at no time has there been a single bidder or even an inquiry in regard to the building. It seems hard to get contractors here, and a keen disappointment is felt by those in charge of the proposed build ing. The funds with which to build are certain and there is no , reason whatsoever why contractors should not bid on the proposition. North Platte-A meeting of the re publican central committee has been held in this city and a call was issued for the republican county convention to be held in this city on August 18. Falls City The following Is a rec ord of the Richardson county mort gages during the month of June: Farm mortgages filed, four; amount, $10, 625.25. Farm mortgages released, elev en; amount, $16,425. City mortgages filed, two; amount, $1,000. City mort gages released, three, amount ,$1,400. Plattsmouth The Cass county dem ocratic convention has been called to meet in this city Saturday, June 14. . Western At a mass meeting of our citizens, it was unanimously decided to hold the ninth annual Old Settlers' picnic on Wednesday, August 29. Beatrice A petition is being circu lated by the Independent Telephone di dectors at Blue Springs for the pur pose of re-establishing the connection heretofore had with) the New Home company" of this city. Beatrice Dr. A. Johnson, superin tendane of the Institute for Feeble minded .Youth, ficcompanied by his family, left for Minnesota, where they will enjoy an outing of a few weeks Dr. Osborne, afs'stant superintend-n. is in charge of tha institution during Dr. Johnson's absence. Edgar Wheat harvest incompleted here. The weather , has been ideal for harvesting, and one of the largest acreages of wheat ever harvested in this section Is now pll nicely in shock. The yield this year is heavier and the grain of better quality than any year since 1892. Oats are not yet quite ready for harvest, but will be in a day or two. Corn is doing nicely notwithstanding it has been rather dry for some weeks "past. Plattsmouth Word has been re ceived to the. effect that Elmer Ccle, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cole of this city, was almost instantly killed in Nickerson. Mr. Cole was an en gineed on the new Burlington road from Ashland to Sioux City when kill ed by his engine, which was reported to have left the track. Mr. Cole was the only son and will be brought here for burial. Seward County Treasurer Newton paid off $7,000 of the court house bonds this week. This makes $10,000 of the bonds paid. Beatrice Paul Witzki of this city was awarded the contract for building the new plant for the Beatrice Poultry and Cold Storage company. Plattsmouth The Cass county mort gage record for June is as follows: Farm mortgages filed, eleven; amount, $22,825; released, seventeen; amount, $22,051. City mortgages filed, nine; amount, $4,115; released, nine; amount, $2,813. Columbus Columbus is to have a new national bank. It is to be called the German National, its capital stock to be $50,000. Its directors are Hans Elliott, Theodore Friedhoff, Walter G. Phillips, P. E. McKillip and J. F. Sims. Beatrice At a meeting of the Hoag Farmers' Elevator company last night William Keefer was elected manager. Work has been commenced on the new 20,000-bushels capacity elevator and it will be pushed to completion with all possible haste. Beatrice Threshing is in progress in the vicinity of Adams and wheat is yielding twenty-five bushels to the acre. Lyons Corn and small grain have shown a wonderful improvement in the last two weeks on account of the fine weather that has prevailed over this part of the country. . Columbus John Sehmoker has just completed taking the school census and reports that In the city there are 775 males and 777 females between the ages of 5 and 21, a total of 1,532. Columbus The reporter of vital sta tistics reports that for the month of June there were fourteen deaths and four births in the city of Columbus. Columbus The mortgage record of June shows farm mortgages were filed amounting to $52,181, released. $38, 833; town mortgages filed, $18,825, re leased, $14,178; chattel mortgages filed, $24,918, released, $13,673 making the increased indebtedness amount to $29,240. Grand Island The city of Grand Island received the money, $35,000, for its recently issued municipal lighting bonds in connection with the water works, and it has developed that a final effort was made by private par ties, through an outside firm, lo de feat the sale of the bonds, which, how ever, was unsuccessful since the pro cedures in connection with the elec tion and issue were very carefully taken and no flaw could be found. The contracts for the erection and in stallation of the plant had already been let, and the contractors have been notified to proceed with the work. Plattsmouth Unable to close his Uiuuiu aittrx a janu, davuu yi- ny, a farmer residing a few miles south of Plattsmouth, came to this city and Dr. E .W. Cook soon had his jaws at work again. While walking down the street his Jaws again became set and he returned to the physician. Rule Farmers are . beginning ;to thresh wheat and it yields more and is of. much better quality than tbey had anticipated. Some of it yields thirty bushels o the acre. Oats are well filled, plump and ripening. They will soon do to cut. Most of the hay so far this season has been stored away in unusually'good condition. Lyons A large amount of work is being put on the streets of Lyons this year, grading and filling in, and the result is better drainage and a great improvement in the appearance of the streets. Lyons is also getting some fine looking sidewalks, as nothing but cement, brick or stone can be used inside the city limits lor street side-' walks. . Beatrice The Beatrice Electric company is overhauling its . plant in this city and installing new' machin ery. Within the last few days new generators and switchboards have been received here by the company, and a new 365-horsepoer engine is on the way here from Burlington, la., to be installed in tho plant. The im provements will cost probably $7-00. West Point Adolph Shada, formerly a compositor on West Point papers, is under arrest at McCook, Neb., charged with placing railroad ties on Bui lington tracks with intent to wreck a train.. He has been bound over to the district court. The county at torney of Red Willow county has writ ten to this city, inquiring as to the boy's mental condition. People here have considered him slightly dement ed. 1 ' Bea'irice Mr. McSweeney of Kan sas City, who is 'to establish a pack ing plant in Beatrice, in is the city, and yesterday, in company with a com mittee from the Commercial club, vis ited several proposed sites along the Blue river bottom. As the necessary bonds have been raised, Mr. McSween ey assures the Commercial club that work will be started on the plant within ten days after the site is agreed upon. Beatrice The ministers of Wymore will oppose the use of gaming devices at the driving park during the circuit races to be held at Wymore July 17 to 20. This action, it is understood, was taken at a recent meeting of the Ministerial association in Wympre. It is the intention of the management of the races to keep out all fakes and to run the affair as free from all ques tionable amusements as is possible. Tecumseh The best part of two days were occupied in the county court in hearing the protest to the will of the late Mrs. Sarah C. Berry. Mrs. Berry's will decreed that her property, valued- at from $10,000 to $12,000, should go to her husband, Edwin Ber ry, to be used by him during life and at his death should go to her children. She favored three of her children, Charles and Grant Buerstetta of Te cumseh and Mrs. Jessie Hahn of John son. Consequently the other children, through William S.-Buerstetta of Te cumseh and Henry Buerstetta of Au burn, contested the will. The jury sus tained the will. . NOTICE Send 25 cents to the Inde pendent, Lincoln, Neb., and the paper will be mailed to you each week until after November election. For $1.00 the paper will be mailed to seven different addresses until after the election. Send in your subscriptions.