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The Nebraska Independent
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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. .
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