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The Valentine Democrat
Valentine , Neb. 8. M. Rice. Publisher iA DISLOYAL PEG VINCE SREBEL SENTIMENT IS STRONG ' NEAR CUBAN CiPITAL. V i President May Promise Immunity to All Insurgents Who Will Quit With in Thirty Days Situation in General i ; Is Increasingly Serious. The anxiety of President Palma , of Cuba , to extend every possible oppor tunity for peace without bloodshed , and his desire to permit those who joined the insurrection under mis guidance to repent and return to their homes unmolested , combined with the general wish to end a situation fraught with so much loss and suffering , has led to consideration by the president and his cabinet of a project decreeing a thirty-day amnesty period , duringr which the insurrectionists are Invited to lay down their arms and return to their peaceful pursuits. It was pro posed to issue the decrees Monday but ipersons close to the president strongly opposed the measure and the matter Tvas deferred , and may be relinquish ed. So far as actual conflict Sunday .proved to be a day of Inactivity , but ( preparations proceeded without abate- 'ment. A fund of $2,000,000 has been .set aside by the treasury for defense , 'and drafts on its are heavy and con- Is tant. . The situation is so increasingly serl- k > us that it Is tacitly admitted in all government circles that the enlarge ment of the army will not stop at any given number , but will continue in definitely. While the number of men at pres ent leaving their regular occupations to enlist for war the small employers .are beginning to find that they will jsoon be confronted with a considerable 'scarcity ' of labor. Many laborers are gathering in front of the bulletin boards on which are displayed the call Ifor volunteers issued by President Palma Saturday night. They discuss | the attractiveness of a soldiers' life at such unusual pay , , and as a result may resolve to enlist. It was learned that several new ( regiment bands had taken to the Ibrush. BATTLE IN RAILWAY CAMP. TAVO Men Killed in Fight Between Posse and Negroes. News from Leonard , Harlan county , Ky. , states that a pitched battle oc curred at a railway camp at Crab Or chard , Va , , near the Kentucky state line , between an officers' posse and a gang of negro workmen led by John Powers , a white man , in which Pow ers and Charles Smith , white , were killed and William Barker , a member of the posse , an unknown white wom an and three negroes , unknown , were wounded. One negro secured goods at the railway commissary on a fraud ulent order. Officers were sent to ar rest him , but Powers and the other men chased the officers away. Seven ty-five possemen were summoned and returned to the camp. There Powers and Smith had taken up with the ne groes and opened fire on the posse , wounding Barker in the face. The officers returned the fire and a pitched battle ensued , resulting as above. WOMAN WIPES OUT FAMILY. Wife and Mother Suddenly Loses Reason. Suddenly becoming insane , Mrs. Frank Polsgrove , wife of a well known farmer living near PIggott , Ark. , Sat urday night killed her husband and 4- year-old child with an ax and fatally wounded her two other children , a boy of 13 years and a girl of 7. The de mented woman then set fire to the building , the bodies of the man and 4-year-old child being cremated. The other two children were found in a field adjoining their home Sunday morning badly mutilated and it is not believed they can live. The mother when apprehended confessed and beg ged that she be killed. Electrical Storm in Detroit. One woman killed , five persons shocked , many houses damaged , crops ruined , Is the result of an electric storm that swept over southwestern Michigan Sunday. Aged Illlnoisan Found Dead. The body of W. Schmidt , 80 years old , supposed to live in Pellville , 111. , was found in the woods near Balti more , Md. He is supposed to have died of fatigue. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Saturday's quotations on the Sioux | City live stock market follow : Butcher i steers , $email@example.com. Top hogs , $6.05 , Two Trainmen Killed. Two trainmen were killed and three injured In a head-on collision of heavy ore trains Saturday near Mllltown , Pa. , on the Bessemer and Lake Eria railroad. Collision on Electric Line. A special car on the Decatur , Springfield and St. Louis railroad Sunday - ! day night dashed into a regular pas senger car just wsst of Biverton , 111. , Injuring four persons. CHEAPER INSURANCE. Measure Prepared to Urge in State Legislatures. Millions will be held In reserve for the policyholders of life Insurance companies and the cost of insurance will be materially lowered if a bill approved by the insurance commis sioners at their session at St. Paul Friday meets with the approval of the various legislatures next winter. The bill , which requires an annual apportionment and accounting of sur plus life insurance companies , It is maintained by many of the commis sioners , strikes at the root of all the evil of life Insurance companies' management by holding their officers accountable for the enormous surplus funds accumulated under the deferred dividend contracts under which nearly all of the large companies operate. The matter of apportionment of the surplus was brought before the com mittee in a report printed by Zeno M. Host , insurance commissioner of Wis- sin , on "annual accounting and dis tribution of surplus life insurance companies. " The bill provides that ' 'every life insurance company conducted on the mutual plan or in which policyholders - ers are entitled to share in the prof its or surplus , shall make an annual apportionment and accounting of di visible surplus to each policyholder beginning on or before the second policy year or on all participating pol icies hereafter issued and each such policyholder shall be entitled to and be credited with or paid In a man ner provided such a portion of the en tire divisible surplus as has been con tributed thereto by his policy. " CLAIMS OF "SOONERS" UPHELD. Troops Required to Preserve Order in New Wyoming Town. Upon request of Sheriff Stough , of Fremont county , Wyo. , Gov. Broows ordered out Company B , of the state national guard , stationed at Lander , to proceed to the Shoshone reserva- i tion to aid the sheriff In preserving or der on the new townsitc on the reser vation. The difficulty on the resevation be- ean on the night of Aug. 14 , the day before the reservation was opened , when about 300 "sooners" gathered on the border of the reservation , and on f the morning of the 15th every town lot on the new townsitc was occupied by a squatter. Indian Agent Wads- ! worth held that the rule restricting general settlement on the reservation homesteads until October 15 applied to townsite settlements , and drove the settlers off with federal troops. Com missioner of the General Land Office Richards secured a countrary ruling from the secretary of the interior , and Wadsworth has received instruc tions to withdraw the troops. BIGGEST INSURANCE LOSS. Insurance Companies to Pay $1,225- 000 for Palace Hotel. The insurance loss on the Palace Aotel building at San Francisco has been adjusted at $1,302,610. This is more than the insurance companies will have to pay , for the total insur ance of the building was only $1,265- 000. It being a total loss , therefore , a liability of a trifle of over $1,250- 000 will bedis'tributed among ninety- eight companies involved In the loss. This is said to have been the largest loss upon a single risk ever adjusted in this country. After the Beltimore conflagration two years ago the largest amount paid upon one risk Is said to have been $771,000 , upon the Equita ble Life Insurance company's build ing. The round value of the building before the flames consumed it was appraised at $1,802,610.22. The dam age done by the earthquake was esti mated at about 8 per cerA. DR. REED MEMORIAL FUND. Tribute for Discovery that Mosquitoes Spread Yellow Fever. Interest in the Walter Reed memo rial fund has been revived by the book entitled "Walter Reed and Yel low Fever , " which Prof. Howard A. Kelly , of Johns Hopkins university , has just published. Surgeon General O'Reilly , of the army .medical department , and other prominent army and naval surgeons as well as scientists throughout the United States and in many foreign countries have interested themselves in the movement to provide a fund for the support of Mrs. Reed and her chil dren which shall eventually be used in erecting a memorial to the distin guished physician who demonstrated that mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of yellow fever. The purpose of the originators of this movement was to raise $25,000. Of this amount only $17,000 has been subscribed. Frisco Restricts Relief. The relief corporation of San Fran cisco has announced that after Aug. 25 no more provisions will be supplied to refugees that are able bodied. Those worthy , ill or suffering from old age may still draw rations. Opponent of Road Buries Bombs. James R. Devore , of Elkhart , Ind. , admitted to the police that he planted a dynamite bomb unearthed by grad ers in opening a road through his property. Big Fire hi New York. Nearly an entire block front of bus iness buildings in West Fourth street between Mercer and Green streets were. partially destroyed by fire Fri day night , causing damage to a dozen firms exceeding $250,000. Canada Gets 12,000 Americans. Brigadier J. W. Cousins , of the Min neapolis Salvation army , says 12,000 immigrants had been sent from this country to Canada during the last eight months by ; the Salvation army. ONE DAY FOB MURDER. Pennington Didn't Mean to Kill Annie I Tobln. . For killing his wife , whose name I was Annie Tobin , and who came there , from Sioux City , la , , Charles M. Pen- I nington , of Denver , Colo. , Thursday I was given one day in the county jail after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter with the charge of mur der against him. The story of Pennlngtpn's crime and the light sentence is unusual from start to finish. Never has a similar case come to trial in the criminal court of Denver county , so far as pres ent officials remember , in which a man simply slapped his wife and she fell over dead. The crime was enacted at 2:45 a. m. May 2. Penningtdh's common law wife had been drinking and Penning ton tried to force her to leave the room of Agnes Shea at 1756 Curtis street. The trouble had started early in the evening of the preceding day , when the woman , who was known in Den ver as "Babe" Pennington , went to Pennington's saloon where Penning ton was dispensing liquor , and some words of a quarrelsome nature were exchanged. The woman left the sa loon and about six hours later Pen nington went to the room of Agnes Shea and commanded his wife to "come on to our room. " She was lying on a bed with her coat and skirt off , and refused to go , being in a sort of stupor , supposedly from the effect of drinking and sleeping. When she told Pennington that she would not go she asked him to get her some beer and a sandwich , "and then I'll go , " she added. After his getting the food some hot words were ex changed whereupon Pennington struck her a blow on the jaw nerve. She fell without a word and five min utes later was pronounced dead by physicians. DIVORCE FLAWS AMAZING. One Decree in Five Not Legal , Census Bureau Finds. Amazing irregularities in many of the divorces granted in New York within the last twenty years have been discovered. So far there is a flaw in one divorce out of every five exam ined. ined.These These d.efects were found by William H. K. Jarvis , of the census bureau , and his corps of fifteen "divorce girls" sent from Washington for statistics of divorcee. If made known they would make bigamists of many couples mar ried in good faith and illegitimatize many children. How much and how many pf these discoveries will be made public depends largely on ac tion to be taken by Mr. Jarvis. If he applies to the court for necessary data in thousands of cases , an order may be granted to "unseal the pa pers. " The fifteen examiners from the cen sus bureau have reached the year 1887 in their examination and compilations. Already they have found that nearly 20 per cent of the papers filed away are incomplete. They do not contain , any final award of decree by a judge. Without this they are invalid. HELLO GIRLS ON A STRIKE. Three Hundred and Fifty Object to Order Issued by Company. Three hundred and fifty telephone girls employed at the central exchange of the Chicago Telephone company struck Thursday , putting 7,000 tele phones out of commission in the busi ness district. The cause of the strike was an or der issued by the company directing the girls to enter the building through a rear door , which in order to reach the girls were compelled to go through a passageway 100 feet long that the girls declared was dirty and oth erwise objectionable. New Standard Indictment. The federal grand jury for the western district of New York returned indictments Friday against the Stand ard Oil company and the New York Central Railroad company , charging violations of the interstate law -in giving and accepting special rates in the shipment of oil. Girl Kidnaped Last October Found. Nellie Rainey , kidnaped from her home in Bedford , Ind. , last October , was captured by the police at Evansville - ville , Ind. , Wednesday night in com pany with Ernest Tanksley. The girl's father spent a fortune hunting for her. Many Firemen in Peril. Thirteen firemen were either over come by smoke or injured by explo sions while fighting a fire in the paint manufacturing plant of John Lucas , in Chicago , early Thursday. The loss is $65,000. Exchange Scat for $93,000. A seat on the New York stock ex change was sold Thursday for $93,000. This is the record price for a seat on the exchange and was reached but once before. Western League Ball at Sioux City , Ih. Following is a schedule of Western League games to be played at Sioux City in the immediate future : Lincoln Aug. 26 , 27 , 28 , 29 Omaha Aug. 30 , 21. Sept 1 , 2 Monster Log Raft. The steamer Francis H. Leggett ar rived in San Francisco Thursday from Astoria , havjng in tow the largest log raft that has ever come into this harbor. It contains 11,000,000 feet of lumber. Teddy , Jr. , to Hunt Bears. Theodore Roosevest , Jr. , passed through Colorado Springs , Colo. , Thursday en route to the bear country around Glenwood Springs , where he will hunt and fish , for s era ! weeks STATE OF NEBRASKA NEWS OF THE WJyEK IN A CON DENSED FORM. Father Fights to Secure Children J. A. Johnson , of Page County , in Pe culiar Struggle Dead Wife's Pa rents Insist on Keeping Two Girls. Between the grandparents of Effie Johnson , an 11-year-old girl , and her father , J. A. Johnson , who is a well known farmer of Page county , la. , a bitter contest has arisen over who shall have the custody of the child. It has been fought out once in the dis trict court at Beatrice , Neb. , where the grandparents reside , and is now before the supreme court of this state. Notwithstanding that Seth Terry , the girl's grandfather , has been ordered to surrender her , he has so far refused to do so. For this the district court committed him to jail on a contempt 'warrant , but a short stay has been secured pending the appeal. Johnson's wife , who was Terry's daughter , died in 1902 , leaving two children , Beulah , aged 15 at that time , and Effie , who was 7. Shortly after the mother's death the two girls were brought by their father from their Iowa home * to Nebraska and left for a time Avith the grandparents. When he asked to have the girls sent back , the Terrys would not let them go. Johnson came to this state , started proceedings in court and got an order for the custody of the young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Terry insisted that she should still remain with them , not withstanding the order , and they Itor- bade Johnson to come upon their permises. He went to the county at torneys , who started contempt pro ceedings. The couple have now been given until Aug. 27 to comply with the court's mandate. Owing to an appeal which the Terrys have filed Johnson is required to give bond for $1,000 that the child will not be taken per- mamently out of Nebraska until her rightful custody Is finally deter mined. BRIDAL PAIR DEAF AND DUMB. Wedding Results from Acquaintance Begun Ten Years Ago. The marriage of Chas. A. Kluge , of Cheney , and Emma S. Luhn , of Falls City , Thursday morning at the home of Mrs. J. H. Hadkinson , near Benson , closes a brief courtship conducted in the sign language , as both of the con tracting parties are deaf and dumb. Mr. Kluge , in spite of his defect , is a prosperous farmer , and , like his bride , was at one time a student in the deaf and dumb institute of Omaha. Mr. Kluge and Miss Luhn began their acquaintance when they were students in the institute. In 1896 Mr. Kluge graduated and went to Cheney , where he began farming. Miss Luhn was in school for some time , but did not graduate. When Mr. Kluge be came matrimonially inclined he began , a correspondence with his old school mate and three days ago came to Omaha to see her. The visit resulted in the determination to wed. FLOOR PROVES COSTLY BED. Springview Man Loses $50" Wliile Sleeping Off a Drunk. Mr. Blakely , of Springview , came to Long Pine Monday , with the intention of taking the midnight train east , but got intoxicated during the afternoon and in this condition went to the of fice and waiting room of the Rome Miller hotel and fell asleep on the floor. He had on his person a $90 draft , payable to himself and $50 in change. He missed his train , and when he woke up the following morning he found the draft and his pocketbook on the floor , but the $50 was gone. An effort is being made to locate the thief , but as yet no trace of the money has been found. Dredging Finished at Tckamah. The large dredge boat has been moved this week from the completed combination ditch at Tekamah to the Cameron spur , south of town , where work will be commenced in a few days. Hollenbeck Brothes , of Council Bluffs , have the contract for moving the machinery and boat. The small boat has been moved to the spur north of town and will be set up ready foi work by next week. McCook Breaking Records. Two records were broken this week , in McCook. First , Judge R. C. Orr , of 'the ' district court , made a new record in the district court of the county by naturalizing thirty-four citizens in one day , under the new law. Secondly , the McCook postoffice fractured all records in its money department by issuing $2,500 worth of money orders in one day , of which $2,000 were in ternational , destined for Greece. Trains on New North Platte Line. It has been announced by one of the Union Pacific officials that as soon a ? the North Platte line of that road reaches Oshkosh , Neb. , which will bf in about two weeks , a regular trair .service , consisting of one accommoda tion passenger and freight train each day each way , will be put in service 'for ' the accommodation of ehipperi and passengers. Woman Attempts Suicide. Mrs. Victor Kasper , of Schuyler , at tempted suicide Wednesday with a butcher knife. Neighbors saw the act and caught her before much cutting was done. Land Prices Attractive. Prices on land in western Nebraska have attracted the attention of a number of farmers , who wish to invest their surplus capital in real estate. Aged Lady Dead. Mrs. H. J. Hudson , of Columbus , one of the earliest settlers of Platte county , died Wednesday morning. She was about SO years old , was the widow of the late Judge H. J. Hudson , who was so well known throughout the state an3 who died several years ago. Horses GovcJ to Death by Bull. Robert HolliCsiy , living a few miles north of Plalnview , lost a valuable team Saturday , gored to death in the barn by a mad bull. The heat made the animal crazy. DIVINE A DRINK VICTIM A Former Nebraska Minister Is Sent to Hospital. On complaint of his wife A. M. Per ry , of Lincoln , a former well known Methodist divine , once a preacher at Elmwood and at Ashland , was arrest ed at a hotel at Lincoln and Wednes day committed to a state hospital un der the dipsomaniac law. Perry had been reduced from the ministry on ac count of his habits. The woman complained that he of ten threatened her when drinking. He denied that he had a taste for liquor. A fellow divine started the habit , he said , by. giving him a glass for neu ralgia. He protested against being sent to the hospital , but when com mitted said he would write 2,000 tem perance tracts and sermons. BULLETS BARELY MISS SLEEPER Shots Fired at Dog Pass Through Door of House at Blair. A shooting affair , claimed to be ac cidental , took place at Blair Saturday morning at 5 o'clock , when Burt Norris - ris , who confesses to the shooting , landed several bullets through the door panels of the house of Rab Gil lian. The bullets passed over the bed in which Gillian's wife was sleeping. Norris said he had shot at a dog. The two men met in the park during the picnic and indulged In a scrap , In which Gillian secured a bad scalp wound from a stone in the hands of Norris. The officers arrested Norris and put him In jail. There have been many complaints of promiscuous shooting in the suburbs of the city of late. STARVES WITH PLENTY OF CASH Money Unearthed in Home of a Bur- ivcll Man. About a month ago an old German , by the name of Adam Bohn , of Bur- well , died and on his person was found $1,580 in cash. Dr. Brltt was called and pronounced that death was due to starvation. Adam Bohn was a strange character and at his death he had thirteen guns and re volvers , some of which were of the lat est and best makes. John Bohn , his son , remained In charge of the build ings and farm of his father and now he reports having found two cigar bo"xes full of money , in all aboul $1,000 or $2,580. SAD RANDOLPH ACCIDENT. Sixteen Months' Old Boy is Scolded to Death. The 16-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Wagner , of Randolph , died as the result of burns received from scalding water. A young woman who was assisting the child's mother about the house stepped on her own dress , and in trying to save herself from falling caught hold of a gasoline stove on which was a kettle of scald ing water. The water was overturned on the head and face and upper part of the child's body. The girl's arm and leg were also scalded. FIRE AT INDUSTRIAIi SCHOOL. State Buildings Damaged to Extent oi Three Thousand Dollars. Fire Tuesday morning was discov ered in the roof of the main building of the girls' industrial school , located at Geneva. The city fire department responded to the call and , cutting holes through the roof , extinguished the flames , which had done slight damage. The damage by fire and wa ter will be about $3,000. None Of the inmates escaped. May Reconstruct Gas Plant. C. B. Adams , superintendent of the gas plant at Lincoln , in the capacity ) f consulting engineer , visited Beatrice recently and held a lengthy confer ence with Smith Brothers and H. V. Riesen , representatives of the hold- holders of the City Gas company , rela tive to recontsructing the plant in Beatrice. Mr. Adams personally ex amined the mains and pl.nt , and their improvements , which will cost probably $10,000 , will be made accord ing to his recommendations. The \vork of reconstructing the plant will begin at once. Robber Finally Caught. Elmer Tuttle , of Salem , is in the county jail at Falls City , charged with assaulting and robbing AnSrew Ogden - den on the night of June 21 last. Sus- oicion at once pointed toward him as the guilty person , but before a war- -ant could be served up n him he le the country and stayed away until a few days ago , when he returned to Salem. Boat Line on Missouri. Fred Tiehman , of Fargo , Neb. , and Len Walters , of Corning , Mo. , are dealing for a boat of large dimensions to be used in operating a boat line on the Missouri river. They expect to get the outfit at work soon and give the matter a substantial test yet this season. If the business warrants , the equipment will be enlarged to suit aiy transportation demands. Expensive Shoes. Francis Trent and Ed. Thompson , two typical "hobos , " were arrested "iy Sheriff Gillen at Seward for steal- ! ng two pairs of shoes from Richard Hartwig's shoe store. They were taken before Judge Gladwish and pleaded guilty and were fined $50 each with costs. Of course they will board "t out at the expense of the county. Woman Booze Fighter. Mrs. Lillie M. Peterson , of Crab Or chard , aged 30 , was brought before the insanity board Thursday and found to be a dipsomaniac. She was irdered taken to the Lincoln asylum and Deputy Sheriff B. B. Buffum and wife took her up on an evening train. Mrs. Peterson has two children , the youngest being 11 years of age. Death of Old Settler. Mr. John Kicholz , one of the oldest settlers of Schuyler , died at his home Thursday morning after a sickness _ of over a year. He has been in that city over thirty-eight years , coming there when there were but few dwellings. He was 70 years old. Death of Herko Kover. Herko Kover , * one of Nlobrara's old est settlers , died Wednesday night after a lingering illness of diabetes , aged 63. He belonged to the staff of Govs. Holcomb and Dietrich. T1 Gov. Mickey has named Monday , Sept. 3 , as Labor day and has issued the following proclamation : t In keeping with the custom and laws of our state , I , John H. Mickey , governor of th-e state of Nebraska , do- hereby designate Monday , September 3 , next as Labor day. It is desired that the day be gener ally observed and that , as far as possi ble , the working people throughout our state be encouraged to take a re spite from their daily labors and spend the day in rest and wholesome- amusements. We are laborers in the world's vine yard and our success or failure is de termined by the manner in which we perform our dally tasks. We cannot tell by the clothes that a man wears what kind of a citizen he is ; the homespun and the overall 'take ranlc with the finest of broadcloth when , /Fl / measured by the test of citizenship. Labor is ennobling ; it is dignified ; and the debt this country owes to la bor can never be estimated. The excellence of our nation and of our own commonwealth is due to labor , backed by brains and capital , and guided by the hand of providence. Labor and capital must of necessity dwell together. Both are needed by .each ; one neithe'r "is good or fair alone. " Then , may they go hand in hand and peaceably , for the future de velopment of our great nation depends largely upon the attitude these two great factors hold toward each other. Today we are enjoying an unprece dented period of prosperity. The mills and the factories are turning out their products both day\ and night. All kinds of labor is in urgent demand. Enterprises of great moment are lag ging because of the lack of help. Wages are higher than ever before and so much better than in any other country in the world. Let us not be unmindful of the blessings that we enjoy , nor , in our restless natures , forget the hard times ? of the past when thousands upon thousands of our people were tramp ing across these United States without funds and without employment. In this time of peace and plenty let us pause for a moment and reflect. Given under my hand and the great seal of the state , at the capitol in the city of Lincoln , this 17th day of Au gust , in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and six , and in the fortietlr year of the state. * Details for the home-coming of Wm. Bryan have been arranged so far as possible at a meeting df the differ ent committees. The welcome home will be on Wednesday , Sept. 5. Mr. Bryan , according to the present itin erary , will not arrive until late in the afternoon of that day and there will be no elaborate parade as was Intend ed. The exercises will take place at the state capitol grounds and will be in the open. Gov. Mickey will deliv er the address of welcome , to whichi Mr. Bryan will respond. There will be other addresses , but present plans do not contemplate any speakers out side the state. The reception will oc cur in the evening In the capitol buildIng - Ing , followed by night fireworks. The business and residence parts of the city will be alaborately decorated and a great crowd is expected from this and other states. * * * Gov. Mickey has received the fol lowing letter from Clarkson , address ed "The State Capitol : " "Will you please let me know what the governor pays for pocket gophers ? I have shot one with a shotgun and it was all full of holes and torn up from the shot , so- I think it won't be worth shipping it. So let me know what the governor pays for them and send me a few- shipping tags , and does the governor want the hides or the whole gopher ? " " The governor has always figured the "tall goes with the hide , " but as go phers are a drug on the market , so far as the state house Is concerned , he Is not now offering any premiums for this kind of a pelt , though he haa been after a few other scalps lately. * * * Adjt. Gen. Culver has ordered th < ± acceptance of the resignation of Second end Lieut. Gilbert R. McDill , of Com pany M , of the Second regiment , sta tioned at Albion. McDill failed to attend the encampment at Fort Riley and rendered an Insufficient excuse- He is a photographer , and is said to > have remained away from camp , al though badly needed. In Company B of the First regiment at Wilbur John H. Linton has been elected captain to succeed J. J. Grim , who was elected major. J. C. Ferguson has been elected first lieutenant and J. L. Grim , second lieutenant. * * * rl The Intense heat which existed for nearly a week in southern Nebraska , was moderated only to the extent of one degree Saturday , the maximum ; being 96. There were two deaths anT two prostrations in or near Lincoln a-t a result of the heat. William Love , a blacksimth , fell dead In his shop , and George Hendershott , an aged farmer succumbed while working in the field : and expired before help reached him. James D. Phelan , chairman of the- San Francisco relief committee , haa written Gov. Mickey asking him for a statement of the money sent and yet to be sent by the various committees organized In Nebraska for the relief of the California sufferers. Gov. Mickey desires to notify him at once of the money they have on hand antf have sent west. * * * Treasurer Mortensen has figured up > that since Dec. 31 , 1904 , the counties , 'of the state have issued $45000- school bonds. The treasurer was fig uring to see if the constitution was amended so that the permanent school fund coull be used for investment in school district bonds , whether the re sult would remove the pressure. H > concludes the amendment should also give the treasurer the right to buy- good municipal bonds , asy 11 a& school district bonus. * * S3BS ? ? "