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The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB. L M. RICE , Publisher AN AWFUL ACCIDENT ttEAD-ON COLLISION ON THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Occurred in Broad Daylight O2 Killed and 12O Injured Disaster Due to Disobedience of Orders One Engineer Was Probably Asleep Running on a roadbed in a supposedly high condition of maintenance , and hav ing about them every safeguard known to : i modern railroad , two trains on the Southern Railyway carrying heavy lists of passengers came together in a fright ful head-on collision near Hodges , Tenn. , Saturday , sending 02 persons to death and injuring 120 , several of whom will probably die. This appalling loss of life and maim ing of the living resulted apparently from the disregarding of orders given to the two trains to meet at a station which for a long time had been their regular meet ing point. This action on the part of the engineer of the westbound train is made more inexplicable by the fact that the accident happened in broad daylight , and according to the best information ob tainable he had the order in a little frame in front of him as his monster of iron and steel rushed by the station and a mile and a half further on came upon an castbound passenger train. The possibil ity exists that the ill-fated engineer may have been asleep. The trains were on time and not mak ing over thirty-five miles an hour , yet the impact as they rounded a curve and came suddenly upon each other was frightful. Both engines and the major portions of both trains were demolished , and why the orders were disregarded or misinterpreted may probably never be known , as the en ' gineers of the two trains Avere crushed. their bodies remaining for hours under the wreckage of their locomotives. The collision was between eastbound passenger train No. 12 and westbound passenger train No. lf from Bristol. No. 12 was a heavy train , carrying three Pullmans , two day coaches and a mail and baggage car. No. 15 was a light lo cal train. The greatest loss of life oc curred on the eas jound train , while on the westbound train only the engne : crew were killed. Relief trains were dispatched from Knoxville within an hour , and all physi cians in the vicinity of the wreck were doing all they could Avhen the local corps arrived. GREAT FIRE AT DAWSON. Loss is Estimated at $250OOO , ivirh 'o Insurance. A special dispatch from Dawson , Alas ka , says : The largest fire since 1S99 oc curred here Friday night at lli)0 ) o'clock. The loss is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars , with no insurance. The fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil Hotel , formerly the McDonald Hotel , at the corner of Queen and Second Streets , and swept both sides of Queen Street be tween Second and Third Avenues , as fai > south as the McDonald Trading Com-\ p&uy at Second Avenue and the West- , minster House at Third Avenue. The fire department pulled down sev eral structures on the north , preventing further spread of the flames. CANADIAN PACIFIC STRIKE. About TOO Men Go Out of the Win nipeg Shops. The demand of the allied mechanical trades employed on the Canadian Pacific Railway for an increase of wages culmi nated Saturday in a strike , Avhen about 700 men working in the Winnipeg ( Man. ) shops laid down their tools. Men at Fort William and other points also walked out. The men say they are asking for pay equal to the schedules that prevail on the Northern Pacific and other west ern roads. An official of the company said it was the intention to fight the strike , and a long struggle appears imminent. FIGHTS WITH CAR ROBBERS. Detective AVounds One 3Ian , but He Makes His Escape. In a running battle with car robbers at Laporte , Ind. , Saturday , Detective Moon , of the Lake Shore Railroad , shot an unknown man twice , but he escaped by the aid of confederates. One man was captured after a fierce fight , and gave his name as John Spell- man , of Cleveland. He confessed to be ing the head of a gang of car robbers that has operated in Ohio , Indiana , Illi nois and Michigan. He is known in po lice circles as "One-Eyed Barney. " John James , of Cleveland , was also captured. New President of Peru. At Lima , Peru , Joseph Pardo , Avho was elected inJunc , assumed the presidency of Peru Saturday amid great festivities. Sioux City Stock Market. Saturday's quotations on the Sioux City stock market follow : Stockers and feeders , $2.50. Tops hogs5.80. Report Denied as to Santa Pe. The report in circulation in eastern financial circles that the Santa Fe Rail road is about to pass into the control of the Rockefeller and the Standard Oil in terests is not credited by the general of ficers of the railroad at Topeka , Ivan. Boodler is Sentenced.f \ Ex-Alderman Abraham Ghysels was , at Grand Rapids , Mich. , Saturday , sen tenced in the superior court to pay a fine of $300 for accepting a bribe iu connec- jtion with the Lake Michigan water deal. A DARING ROBBERY. A Bold Thief Secures $4,40O in Cash at San Francisco. Compelling two clerks to go into a room at the point of a revolver to be made prisoners , a masked man Friday took a suit case containing 84,400 and records and papers belonging to the Central Grain and Stock Exchange at 20 Lied- ersdorff Street , San Francisco , and then made his escape. E. J. Flynn and H" . T. Pearny are clerks employed by the exchange , and they were carrying the suit case contain ing the gold , silver and papers into thq office through a passageway inthe rear of the ofiice when they were confronted by the robber. His revolver caused them to obey his demands. * The thief was hidden behind a parti tion so that he could not be seen uutil a person was within a few feet of him. Ho showedl perfect familiarity Avith the premises , and the police who are working on the case think they have a good clew to his identity. It is customary for these two clerks to carry the suit case to the safe deposit department of the Union Trust Com pany , Market and Montgomery Streets , every night and return it in the morning. Before their arrival the place is cleaned out by an Italian , and it was through a door left open by him that the robber slipped in. As the clerks entered they heard n command , "Hands up ! ' ' They turned around and saw tho robber. He was wearing a mask made of a white hand kerchief in which holes had been cut for the eyes and nose. "March with the suit case to that stei half way down the hall there , " ordered the robber. On arriving at the designated point the clerks were instructed to drop the suit case and then move forward. They wers forced to go , into a toilet room , and gey- ting them there the robber took a piec < " of cord and tied their hands to a hook in the wall. With the clerks tied in the room the robber took the suit case and departed. Presumably he had some conveyance near at hand. The two clerks released themselves af ter some trouble , and notified the police of the robbery. POSSE WANTS LIFE. The Hunt for a Pennsylvania Out- ra ; er Continues. A Patton , Pa. , special says that the negro arrested Thursday for an assault made on Mrs. Boggan was released , ac cording to his captor. Constable Jackson , the prisoner having proved an alibi. Three hundred infuriated citizensdis credit the constable's story and believe it is a ruse to prevent violence. Friday the men , led by the husband , father and brothers of the victim , are still searching for the constable , who , they believe , has the negro in custody. The negro < lrove Mrs. Thomas Boggan , agd 30 years , at the point of a pistol into the underbrush and there held her prisoner from 9 o'clock in the morning until 2 o'clock in the afternoon , commit ting repeated assaults upuii the helpless woman. Mrs. Boggan , who escaped from the ne gro almost without clothes , is still in a serious condition , but will recover. She said Friday she could identify her assail ant "among a thousand. " MEET AWFUL FATE. Score of School Children Drop into a Vault. During the morning recess Friday at the public school at Pleasant Ridge , about twenty miles north of Cincinnati , O. , the children made a playful rush into an outhouse , which gave way , precipitat ing about twenty of them into the vault. Nine dead already have been recov ered. ! It is believed there are several more children in the vault , as it is estimated over twenty fell with the floor. The statement is made the joits under the flooring gave way , suddenly precipitating all in the outhouse into the vault. The jiopulation of the village soon sur rounded the school grounds and the ex citement was intensified by complaints of parents against the school officers. Four Burned to Death. Four persons were burned to death and six injured in a fire which destroyed the three upper floors of a five-story ten ement at OS Seventy-first Street , New York , early Tuesday. Three victims were men and the fourth a woman. All were found suffocated on the upper floors. To Meet Terms of Will. A young English woman giving her name as Florence Gray has crossed the ocean , remained a few days at the Ellis island immigrant station at New York , and returned to England in order to fol- fill the terms of her uncle's will , which provided she must visit America. More Strikers Get Work. Almost 500 former strikers were hired Friday to take their old places at the. Chicago stock yards , and an exodus of non-union men began. All told 17,000 of the strikers are at work , and 8,000 men are still awaiting employment. Boston Has $50,000 Fire. The warerooms of the Abbott Dowing Carriage Company at Boston , Mass. , burned early Friday. In the confusion seven men were reported missing , but later all were accounted for. The loss is $50,000. Timber Fire Loss Enormous. Timbermen who have visited Columbia County , Ore. , report that recent forest 5res in that section have destroyed tim- jer to the value of $7,000,000. Most of : hp ] timber destroyed was owned by east- ; rn capitalists. Archbishop in Wreck. A special train conveying the archbish- jup of Canterbury from Bar Harbor , ife. , to Washington was wrecked on the Boston and Albany road at East Brook- ield. The archbishop was not injured , A SLIGHT ACCIDENT. Mishap to President Roosevelt's Train at Baltimore. President Roosevelt and party arrived in Washington over the Pennsylvania Railroad from Oyster Bay at 0:32 Thurs day evening. The president's train was delayed about thirty-six minutes by an accident to the rear drive wheel of the locomo tive as it entered the tunnel at Balti more. The engine was immediately de tached and another procured to pull the train to Washington. The accident caused no damage to the train. Fortunately , the train was proceeding at a very slow rate of speed when the accident occurred , or the result might have been much more serious. The tire of the rear driver on the left side of the engine broke and curled off. One end of it protruded upward and jammed through the boiler of the engine , causing an almost immediate shutting off of the steam. The engineer put on the air brakes and the train stopped. After some delay another engine wa attached to the train and it proceeded to Washington. The cause of the tire breaking , accord ing to the railway officials , was quite in- explainable. The engine , just before leaving Philadelphia , had been thorough ly tested. The president and his party took the matter very coolly. The accident is said to be the first which has happened to a train on which President Roosevelt has traveled during his administration. The president was given a cordial wel come home by a large crowd of people as he came through the train shed and walked out to the street where his car riage was waiting The crowd lined both sides of Sixth Street for a long time be fore the train arrived , and when he made his appearance and stepped into his car riage he was enthusiastically cheered. SISTERS PROBABLY SLAIN. Supposed Suicide Now Looks Like Murder. Citizens of New Winchester , O. , aie investigating the death of Misses Mary and Lizzie Maher , who were found dead on the Ohio Central track. They were supposed to have committed suicide , but investigation shows no wounds on the body of Mary Maher , and no injuries were found on the body of the other wo ? man , except that her legs were cut off. It is now believed that they were mur dered and their bodies placed on the track , as their breakfast was found pre pared in their farm house , and a man's necktie was found on the track near where the bodies were found. ' POSSES READY TO KILL. Kentucky Feudist Fails to Make Ex pected Fight. The hearing of the feudal troubles has been transferred from Jackson , Breathitt County , Ky. . to Lexington by the indict ment of William Britton for killing Jas. Cockrill , town marshal of Jackson , two years ago. A large posse , including officers of three counties , started after Britton dur- rhg the night , determined to get him dead or alive. Britton was arrested ten miles fron Jackson and was brought to Lexing ton. He made no attempt to resist ar. rest or escape. RUSSIA FILES PROTEST. Czar Trying to Induce China Xot to Si ; ii Anglo-Tibetan. Treaty. The Russians' protest against the An glo-Tibetan treaty has been presented at Pekin. Russian Minister Lessar is understood to have called the attention of the Chi nese foreign board to the fact that China would abandon her suzerainty over Tibet if she ratified the treaty , thus creating a British protectorate. The announcement that China is not willing to ratify the treaty is believed to be the direct outcome of Russia's pro test. Crack Football Player Crippled. Charley Roberts , of Cumberland , the crack Indian football and baseball play er , has notified the Wisconsin Universi ty football team that he cannot pla * quarter back in the Wisconsin eleven this season on account of injuries received while playing ball at Mciiomince , Mich. , with the Nebraska Xudians. A pitched ball hit him in the sid ? . Brakeman Wrecks Train. A passenger train on the New York , Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad , ran into a freight at Bloxom , Va. , demolish ing both engines , killing Engineer Brown and Fireman Donoway and se verely injuring Engineer Clarke. The accident was due to the carelessness of an inexperienced brakeman. - Man and Money Missing. Frederick B. Hoover , of Albion , Ind. , a jeweler , who arrived in Chicago Thurs day , has disappeared and his wife fears he has ben the victim of robbers , as he carried almost $12,000 with him. He left the hotel intending to visit the whole sale houses to buy jewelry with which to open a store at Albion. Identified as a Murderer. Jaseph Briggs , who was arrested at Chicago on suspicion of being connected with the murder of Harold Peterson , the tobacco dealer , who was killed in his store by robbers , has been positively iden tified as the man who did the shooting Wreck in Colorado. A Santa Fe passenger train , eastbound , was wrecked Thursday at Nepcsta , Colo. Three sleepers left the track , but , accord ing to reports to the company , only a few persons were slightly injured. A brok- n rail is said to have caused the wreck Cold Down East. Unusually cold weather for the sea son has been recorded at New York dur ing the past twenty-four hours. The : emperature is 10 degrees lower than the iverage for _ the past twenty-four years. STATE OP NEBRASKA NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON- DENSED FORM. Indian Commits Parricide Henry Guitar Kills Stephen Guitar in a Fight on the Omaha Reservation Quarrel Over a Bottle of Whisky A brutal murder took place on the Omaha Indian reservation near Decatur Saturday night in which Henry Guitar , aged 22 , killed his father , Stephen Gui tar , kicking him to death. Th elder Guitar , a half-caste French- Indian , had returned Saturday afternoon from a visit to the Indian Territory. On his way home lie stopped at Omaha , where he secured a bottle of whisky , which he brought home with him. In the evening he missed the bottle and ac cused his son of stealing it. This was probably true , as Henry was drunk at the time and liereely resented the accusa tion. He had been riding , and when his father accused him of the theft , dis mounted , entered the house and knocked the elder man down. He then began to kick him on the head , literally beating his brains out with his feet. The scene of the crime is in Thurston County , about one and one-half miles southeast of the agency and five miles northwest of Decatur. The Guitar fam ily have long resided on the reservation and have been considered peaceable when not under the influence of liquor. Another story of the affair says-Hen ry Guitar , an Omaha Indian , wa.f brought to Fender Sunday afternoon by Chief of Police Cary LaFlesch , chanred with the killing of his father , Stephen Guitar. It appears that Saturday after noon Walter Morris , an Omaha Indian living near Homer , Avent to the home of Stephen Guitar , Avho is a well to do Indian living near the Omaha airency , and who has been addicted to drink. They partook freely of the booze Morris had with him , and when the father. Ste phen' : be came intoxicated and quarrelsome he accused his son , Henry , a young man. of hiding or destroying his booze. Henry mounted his pony and attempted to get away when his father came at him with a knife , and. assisted by one Dixnn , pull- od him off the pony , where a struggle en sued. Henry , in trying to free himself from his assailants kicked Stephen in the ribs over the heart , from which in jury he died. Henry Guitar , who is held as a pris oner , freely confesses the kicking and pleads self-defens" . He has a good rep utation as a well-behaved Indian. Of the family , there is the wife , three girls and two boys. BIG FIRE AT COLERIDGE. South Side of Main Business Street is Burned. Five business places in Coleridge , on the MHith side of Broadway , the main business street , in the west block , were totally destroyed by lire early Thursday morning Dr. Copeland's office. W. O. Cave's ofiice , containing his stock of wall paper and paint , and the millinery stock of Mesdames Curtis & Grant ; J. Thull's harness shop. Joe Winkle's implement business. W. A. Bladen's furniture store , and Nels Moore's restaurant. The fire originated in some accidental manner unknown in the paint and wall paper store in an unused room above at about JJ:3'J o'clock. A strong southeast gale was blowing and the hose company and bucket brigades were taxed to the utmost to save the Kaufman general store on the north side of the street , and especially diliicult was the task of saving the Edwards & Bradford hardware build ing and lumber sheds , the roofs of which were several times on lire. Otoe Peach Crop Large. The peach crop in the vicinity of Ne braska City is the largest in the history of the county. The price is so low that many farmers are not picking them , but are giving them to anyone who will pick them. A good variety can be bouirht from 2. > to 3 * cents a bushel. The Otoe Preserving Company is receiving thou sands of bushels and expects to preserve over 300,01)0 ) cans this season. Woman Dies of Burns. Mrs. Margaret II. Weaver , of Lincoln. rho was badly burned on the night of Sept. 7 by the explosion of a lamp , died Friday , after being treated first by Christian Scientists and later by physi cians. The case excited a great deal of interest in Lincoln for the reason that the woman , who was a steadfast believ er in Christian Science refused until the last few days to consult a physician. Jim Shaw Lauds in Jail. Deputy United States Marshal Sides returned to Omaha from Pender Sunday j night , bringing with him Jim Shaw , a j ivhite man known as "Featherings. ' ' an \ illeged notorious bootlegger of that sec- j tion. and lodged him in the Douirlas ; bounty jail in default of $ oO < ) bail , for j lis appearance before the federal grand jury. Pair and Carnival. At a largely attended meeting of the usiness men of Sutton at the opera hou > e ' t was unanimously decided to hold a [ 4reet fair and carnival there the week ! ) f Oct. 10. Nearly $1,000 wa ? > sub- j icribed and more promised. As Sutton is I > M enough to know what it wants , and' j jig enough to get it , the carnival is bound , : o be a success. ! State Farm Grain Yield. j Dr. A. Johnson , superintendent of the i nstitution for feeble minded youth at Beatrice , finished threshing at the stat > > ! 'arm , and reports a yield of 1 , " . basly.'N i > f wheat. - \ ' bushels of rye and : ' . < ) nishels of oats to the acre. The crop vas grown by the inmates , with the help if a farmer , who superintended the culti- ation. Geo. J. Burgess Shoots Himself. McCook was deeply moved Saturday noming by the news that 'Gcorse J. \ iurgess , an aged and respected citizen , lad shot himself fatally. He died about IOQII. Deceased for many years lived 11 Arapahoe before moving to McCook. More Students at Doane College. Doane College at Crete opened its oors for the beginning of its thirty-sec- nd year's work Sept. 20. The year iromises to be an unusually prosperous ne. The attendance will be the largest. a the history of the institution. TRACES OF A MISSING FARMER Supposed to Be Unidentified Man Who Died in Omaha. A Hmnboldt special says : Relatives of Jacob II. Iluuzeker , the farmer who disappeared from his home near the Kan sas line six weeks since , believe they have found conclusive evidence he is the uni dentified party found dead the morning of Aug. 8 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Omaha. Of the neighboring farmers Simon P.owman is the only party who has seen Hunzeker since he left home on the af ternoon of Aug. o. He was a passen ger on the Rock Island to Lincoln and says Hunzeker accompanied him that far and continued , stating he was going to Omaha. He had been drinking anil it is supposed when he registered he forgot , or was unable to put down the name of his postoftice. Therefore , when he was found deadtheauthorities could not locate his family , although it was thought he was a wealthy stockman from Leaven- worth , Kau. VALENTINE IS MUCH WORRIED Rumors Concerning Removal of Fort Niohrara Cause Stir. A tremendous strain has of late aris en about the miltary post at Fort Nio hrara. because of a report that the war department contemplated a change whereby the post at that point would be abolished , and another in some other f-tate. less equipped with soldiers , estab lished in its stead. Especially have the citizens of Valentine been worrying lest such a change might be effected. The recent visit of Gen. Chaffee , who arrived one day from Washington to in spect the post , was for the purpose of de termining whether or not the post should be made permanent with the building of brick quarters for. the'oflicers , or wheth er it should be abandoned. ( Jen. Chaf fee refused to say , when he drove away from the fort , what he had decided and the report from Washington is just now eagerly awaited. WATER SYSTEM WORKS WELL Fire at Plain view was Quickly Ex tinguished Two Horses Burned. At Plainview Tuesda'y niirht about S o'clock a lire started in the barn of L. C. Johnson , caused by the overturning of a lantern in the haymow. The lire depart ment responded to the alarm quickly and soiin had th" flames under control. There were three horses in the barn , two of them being destroyed. The third hor.se is badly burned. Considerable damage was done to the building. The loft being nearly filled with hay made the lire diliicult to extinguish. L. C. Johnson , the owner of the barn , was slightly burned in trying to get the horses out. He had $400 insurance on the barn andtock. . The new air pressure water works sys tem worked to perfection. NARROW ESCAPE. Child at Talmagc Struck by fi , Lo comotive , but Xot Injured. Theyearold daughter of Mr. and Mi" < . Charle Ritchie , who reside near Taluaire. was struck by a Missouri Pa cific pa enger train the other night and escaped without serious injury. The chil < was playing on the track near her homi when the engine struck her. the pilo thrnwinsr her clear off the ritrlit of wa\ into a heavy growth of weeds. The en irineer saw the child in time to slackei the speed of the train. The train was stopped and the chili' picked up and taken to her home. She was conscious and was able to teJl he ; name and whenher parents resided. DROWNED UNDER ENGINE. Member ofThreshin-j Crew is Killed Near Hartingtoii. Bert Smith , a young man working witl Frank Cook's threshing outfit , met deatl by tile engine of tiie separator breaking through a forty-foot bridge over East Bow Creek , ten miles east of Ilartington The engine broke the entire middle spar of the bri'Jire , and Engineer Smith was caught under the emrine as it fell in two feet of water , and was drowned before he could lie extricated by the crew. It was over two hours before the body could be removed. Smitii was a youn ; man 28 years old and unmarried. His parents reside in the north part of Cedar County. Would Divide Holt County. A number of the people residing in tho west half of Holt County have suddenly come to the conclusion that the county is large enoutrh to make two uf , and have signified their belief by filing a pe tition. siirucd by < ome 1)00 or more voters , iis'kim : for county division. Many people in and around O'Neill , and also in the ivest half of the county , are opposed to - uch division. Good Corn Crop. Richnid Dibble , a pioneer farmer and - tock raiser living seven miles north west of Beatrice , in speakim : of the corn rop. said corn on the bottom land of ii.farm would average 7 > bushels to the icre. He says corn is too far advanced o suffer from frost. Store 5 > nd Post ofiice Robbed. \Vnid w : : < received in Plattsmouth to lie effect that buririars entered the store if Ilinry Baker , in Cedar Creek and ; t < > le' § . " > 0 from the safe. Mr. Baker is o-.tmastf-r and runs the ofiice in conucc- ioz : with the store. Dies of His Injuries. IJarry Hughe , who was run over in the 'tu/iir.-rton y.irds at Lincoln several days tuo and injured to the extent that it was t was necessary to amputate a leg , died rhrr-da.v morninr. He leaves a widow : : : d a number of relatives. P \vntMj Pounry Fair Opens. Ar Pawn ' < > City. Tuesday , the twenty- oi'rth annual fair of Pawnee County iptmd. The displays of agriculture and he other displays are gopd and a big fair ' . --s the result. The merchants of the itv a'o made large displays. Child Drowns in Tub. * TIi ! little 1.9-month-old son of H. L. Ci ls : i. a farmer living about eight miles iotl.west of St. Paul , on Cedar Creek , ell head Hist into a tub of water and rs dead before the accident was dia- overrd. Wants a Commercial Club. A movement has been started for tho rganiz'itiou of a commercial club a linden , and every business and profes- ioual man in that city lys signed a call ; jr a meeting to discuss the matter and erfect the organization of the club Gov. Mickey has appointed thesedele gates to the farmers' national congress to be held in St. Louis beginning Sept. 20 and lasting five days : W. A. Apper- son , Tecumseh ; D. L. Robb , Tecumseh ; William Kneeland , Sterling ; A. C. Don aldson , Stromsburg ; A. J. Kramper , Da kota City ; A. B. Clark , Wayne ; E. Win der , William Leary , Tilden ; II. G. Cor- ell , M. R. Butcher , Plainview ; L.Den- nis , Coleridge ; M. B. Kellogg , A. II. Johnson , Creightou ; R. E. Gralram , Brunswick ; G. W. Hervey , Omaha ; B. R. Stouffer , South Omaha ; P. M. Morse , Brainerd ; R. M. Allen , Ames ; C. C' . Tur- ney , Cercsco ; Lee Smith , DeSoto ; Wil liam Ernest , Graf ; T. McClure , Elk Creek ; Edward Cook , Cook : E. C. Hill ; Daws-oii ; Joe Holt , Joe Mason. Laurel ; J. M. Aldcu , Pierce ; II. F. Mclntosh , Alda ; W. N. Rogers , Mel Plummer , Mc Cook ; Joe Young , Thomas Mortimer , Madison : G , E. Ricker , Ashland ; W. G. Whitmore , Valley ; William E. Barker , Valentine ; illiam Brown , Big Springs ; E. Y. Russell , T. C. Garter , Blair ; B. S. Harrington , Arthur Baldwin , George Ba ker , Ainsworth ; C. A. Whitford , G. A. Marshall , Arlington ; William Miller , An drew Bcckinan. Otto Uchling , L. L. Young , Victor Nelson , Oakland ; J. W. Patterson , J. B. Healea , Andrew Young , Jr. , W. J. Freeman , John Bovee , Craig ; W. B. Newton , C. A. Withercll , J. P. Latto , M. 'W. Blue , O. M. Henning , Jo seph ITalJ. Tekamah ; A. J. White , C. W. Babcock , B. W. Everett , Lyons ; Georgo- Meisner , Shelton ; John Wall , Arcadia ; John Amsberry , Mason City ; Charles Thompson , West Point ; Elijah Filley , Filley ; H. E. Heath , Omaha ; II. A. Tal- cott , George G. Noble , Crete ; C. H. Leon ard , Almond Anderson , Levi Diltz ; Wake old ; R. W. Furnas. Brownville ; S. AV. Perin , Dr. A. T. Peters , E. A. Burnette , W. J. Bryan , Lincoln ; Harvey I'ickel , York ; Joseph Davis , Cedar Kap- ids ; J. J. Primrose , Primrose : Frank Da- * vey , Jackson , A. H. Banks , Wausa. * * * The petty fight between the police de partment and the traction company at Lincoln is off at last , and cars are now running on their old time and have per mission to increase their speed at any time they so desire. They also have per mission to run within less than 100 feet of each other or closer if they so desire. ' This was the result of a number of citi zens getting into the game. These citi zens bore down on the members of the excise board and the members of this body straightway bore down on the po lice to make them let up. Consequently the chief of police issued an order to his men not to luolest the street car em ployes , no matter how fast they run or how close together. * * * Experts in the auditor's office are busy figuring up the amount of taxes due the state from various counties and when- complete it is believed the figures will be $2,298,000. Of th $ amount Douglas County owc more than any single coun ty , it being delinquent to the amount of ? ii2j,4S2. : Lancaster County is short $100,845. These figures will be used in the auditor's biennial report. The scav enger law was enacted by the late legis lature to clean up these unpaid taxes , but just how well it will succeed is not yet known. * * * . . Mrs.Mark Woods , of Lincoln , was robbed of $700 worth of jewelry while en voute home with her husband from a trip cast. Mrs. Woods had placed the jewels in a chamois bag , which she pinned to' tier gown before retiring to her berth for the night. In the morning the jewels tvere missing. Mr. Woods thinks the- robbers were after a roll of bills which. lie had displayed during the early even ing while paying the conductor and por ter for accommodations on the sleeper. . [ Ie intends to bring suit against the com pany. * * * Adjt. Gen. Culver has received word' : hat the general government had sent : iim its part of the money due the Na- : ioual Guard for the recent encampment. The amount will be in the neighborhood ) f 810,000. The matter had been held ip some days because it was reported ! rom Washington that the vouchers had lot been received. Duplicates were- ; ent on and the money is now on the oad. * * * The matter of furnishing text books to he students of the state universit-y at : ost will be taken up by the board of egents at their next meeting. The mat er will be brought up by C. S. Allen , - me of the Lincoln members of the board , ind if the plan is practicable and there s any disposition shown by the students or such a method being adopted Mr. AI- en will advocate it. * * * Siegbert Kahn , one of the two jewelry alesmcn who were arrested by the Lin- olu police last week , on the nominal harges of selling jewelry without a li- ense , but who were held as suspicious haracters because of the large amount f diamonds on his person , sued members f the police force Saturday afternooj or damages. * * * Adjt. Gen. Culver has not yet com- leted his arrangements for the trip of he governor and others to Seattle to articipate in the launching of the battle- [ lip Nebraska. During the last few ays he has received many letters from Tebraskans living along the line from , ere to Washington signifying their de- ire to attend the exercises. * * * Charles Larkins , sentenced to the state enitentiary from Thayer County for ue year , and Joseph Sparks , sentenced rom Douglas County for life , have been ! dju'dged insane andwill be sent to tho sylum. * * * The report of Chief Oil Inspector Ed Ihurch. for the mouth of August , filed- 1th the governor , shows the gross col- ictions to have been $1,818. The ex- enses were $902.29 , and Mr. Church uidei his check to the state treasurer > r the balance , $ ! 15.71. Andrew A Carlson and Neils Rasmns- m , of Crawford , Dawson Countywant \ go into partnership and construct an , rigation ditch near Crawford and havo , rltten the state board of irrigation for ! irmJgalon to coasojitlate their ditches.