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Valentine , Neb.
t. M. Rice. Publisher
SLAIN BY EOBBEES
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KANSAS CITY HOTEL OWNER
SHOT AT HIS DESK.
Staggering Robber Turns When About
to Leave Without Booty , Braces
( .Himself Against Negro and .Fires
at Proprietor of the Hotel.
In an attempt to hold up and rob
-Frank J. Emery , proprietor of the
Kentucky house , a second rate hotel
at 905 North Sixth street , in Kansas
City , Kan. , Sunday afternoon Emery
was shot and killed and Lee Simmons ,
a negro porter , was shot in the shoul
der and slightly wounded. Charles
Rumble , aged 32an iron molder from
Independence , Mo. , one of the would-
"be robbers , was shot in the cheek by
officers who pursued him and Sam
Hutton , a negro , down Minnesota ave
nue , the principal street in the city.
Rumble's wound is not serious. Both
Rumble and Hutton were arrested.
Button's home is in Kansas City , Kan.
Rumble and Hutton were intoxicat
ed. They entered the Kentucky house
and walking over to the desk told Em
ery to hand over his money. No guesis
were in the lobby at the time. Emery
told them to get out , that he had no
"money.
The men staggered from the desk
apparently to make their departure.
When they reached the door , how
ever , Rumble braced himself against
the negro and with a shaky hand fired
two shots at the hotel proprietor.
'Guests rushed into the lobby and
found Emery dead , lying across the
hotel register , which was spread open
on the clerk's desk. One bullet from
Rumble's revolver went wild. The
second had pierced Emery's chest just
below the heart , causing almost in
stant death.
Rumble and Hutton fled down the
rear stairway. There they encoun
tered Simon , the porter , who had been
attracted by the shooting and was
just ascending the steps. Rumble fired
a shot at Simon that struck the porter
.in the shoulder and the two robbers ,
having pushed by him , bolted for the
street. The police station is situated
immediately across the street from
'the hotel and officers were on the
scene a minute or two after the first
shot rang out. Rumble and Hutton
were seen by the officers on Minnesota
avenue a block from the hotel and
gave chase , firing as they ran. One
"bullet struck Rumble a glancing blow
on the cheek and caused the molder ,
because of his drunken condition , to
stagger and fall. Hutton stopped run
ning when he realized that Rumble
had been shot and the pair were soon
landed in jail.
. CAR CUTS AUTO IN TWO.
Cornelius Harrison Probably Fatally
Hurt in St. Louis.
Cornelius Harrison , of St. Louis , was
probably fatally injured and his wife
suffered serious wounds Sunday night
when the automobile in which they
were riding was cut in two by a street
car. Their daughter. Miss Mary Harrison
risen , and Thomas Rohan , who was
acting as chauffeur , escaped with min
or bruises.
Mr. Harrison was thrown from the
.machine , falling on his head and frac-
.turing his skull. Mrs. Harrison was
thrown against the curbstone and her
I face was severely lacerated and several -
eral scalp wounds were inflicted on the
back of her head.
The automobile was crossing the
Vandeventer avenue tracks at Washington -
ington boulevard when the machine
: was struck in the center by a Vande-
venter car.
Family of Nine Typhoid Victims.
Mrs. Mary Buzzard died in a hos
pital at Kittaning , Pa. , Saturday night
from typhoid fever. Five of her chil-
.dren are in the same hospital in a
jcritical condition and her husband
and two other children are lying at
their home also suffering with fever.
Several of the children , it is said , will
die.
Two Guilty of Ranch Murder.
Gerret Van Wyk , a ranchman , and
his wife , living near Wray , Colo. , were
found guilty of the murder of Miss
JHaast , sister of Mrs. Van Wyk , and
jwere sentenced to life imprisonment.
IMiss Haast was shot and killed in a
' cabin on the plains , where she lived
alone , it is charged , to obtain the in-
tsu'rance on her life.
Gov. Higgiiis Denies.
Gov. Higgins , of New York , made
/the statement that he had come to no
'decision on Albert T. Patrick's appeal
.for executive clemency , an"d he had
; told no one that he would commute
( Patrick's death sentence to life im-
j prisonment.
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Strife Over Xe\v Spelling.
W. T. Hewitson , professor of Eng
lish in Westminster college at New
castle , Pa. , has recommended to the 1I
1t
Jboard of trustees the adoption of slm- t
iplified spelling. The recommendation
< has caused men controversy. c
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Class Rush at Ilcdding College. I
Preparatory students of Hedding
College at Abingdon , 111. , Friday had
the most strenuous rush the college
I
ever has known. The Juniors won
a
jover their opponents.
f
UTAH PROPHET FINED.
Mormon Chief's Unlawful Cohabita
tion Costs $300.
Joseph F. Smith , president of the
Mormon church , Friday afternoon ap
peared In the district court before
Judge Ritchie at Salt Lake City , plead
ed guilty to a charge of unlawful co
habitation , and a fine of $300 was im
posed.
The charge under which the Mor
mon prophet was tried and fined was
based on the recent birth to President
Smith's forty-third child , born to his
fifth wife.
Earlier in the day counsel for Pres
ident Smith secured a transfer of the
case from the criminal division of the
court , where Judge Armstrong pre
sided , to Judge Ritchie's division. Af
ter the noon recess , when the court
room was practically deserted , Presi
dent Smith went before Judge Ritchie ,
entered his plea and the fine was im
posed.
President Smith addressed the
court. He stated that his last mar
riage was in 1884. All his marriages ,
he said , were entered into with the
sanction of his church , and , as they
believed , with the approval of the
Lord. According to his faith and the
law of the church they were eternai
in duration. He continued :
"In the tacit general understanding
that was had in 1890 , and the years
subsequent thereto , regarding what
were classed as the old cases of cohab
itation , I have appreciated the magna
nimity of the American people in not
enforcing a policy that in their minds
was unnecessarily harsh , but which
assigned the settlement of this difficult
problem to the onward progress of
time.
$4,000,000 IS LEFT OVER.
San Francisco Committee Puzzled to
Know What to Do with It.
With $4,000,000 still on hand to bo
devoted to the relief of refugees , it is
stated the relief committee has held
several executive meetings in San
Francisco , Cal. , to determine what
shall be done with this money. It is
claimed the directors of the relief
work find the need of relief has passed
except in such cases as can be taken
care of by regular charity organiza
tions.
The establishment of a $2,000,000
hospital or turning the money over to
regular charity organizations has been
suggested. As the wishes of the tfo-
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nors of the relief fund may have to be
consulted , no decision has been arriv
ed at by the relief committee.
INCENDIARY IS ARRESTED.
New York Police Catch Man Who
Started Fires.
Walter E. Finney , aged 23 years ,
who , the police declare , has informed
them that he has a mission from the
Lord "to clearise and chastise by fire , "
was arrested in New York Friday ,
charged with setting a series of fires
which created consternation and did
considerable damage in the vicinity of
Twenty-third and Eighth avenue.
The police say Finney confessed he
set one of the fires ; that he was pres
ent when several other houses were
burning , and also at numerous fires in
the upper west side within the past
few weeks.
Jews Must Stay Out.
As reprisal against the Bulgarian
government's decision , adopted some
time ago , not to admit Jews into Bul
garia , no matter whence they come ,
Roumania has now adopted measures
to prevent Bulgarian Jews from enter
ing Roumania. This prohibition is ex
tended even to Jews who are in pos
session of passports.
Plant Sold Owing to Chicago Failure.
The plant of the Planet Manufac
turing company at La Porte , Ind. ,
which recently went into receivership
because of the failure of the Bank ot
North America , of Chicago , and of the
Creelman Lumber company was sold
Friday by Receiver Scott to H. S.
Cambee , of Cairo , 111.
Peary Reaches Sydney.
Commander Peary , on the arctic
steamer Roosevelt , arrived at Sydney ,
N" . S. , Friday. Peary left for Ne\v
Fork , and after attending to impor
tant matters will return to Sydney and
iccompany the Roosevelt on her trip
to New York.
Woman Tells of Killing Husband.
MrsDromund , who shot and killed
aer husband at Kansas City , Mo. , near-
y a year ago , went on the stand
Uhursday in her own defense , and told
) f the events leading up to the mur-
ler. She wept often during the re-
: ltal of her story.
Gunboat Runs Aground/
The British river gunboat Robin
vas stranded Wednesday on a sand
) ank at Kumchull , S. I. No lives wer * .
ost. The outlook for , refloating the
'essel is hopeful.
Dynamite Blast Shatters Home.
The home of James Menselle at La-
robe , Pa. , was blown to pieces and a
nan named Almeda Dionesi fatally in
ured when a keg of giant powder ex-
loded. J
Schmitz Denies AH.
Mayor Eugene E. Schmitx , of San
rancisco , who arrived in New York
riday on the steamship Patricia , said
h.ere was absolutely no truth in the
barges made against him. He will go
o San Francisco to court the fullest
iquJry.
Burned Her Home.
Mrs. Abbie Ross , of New Lancaster ,
nd. , Thursday was convicted of arson ,
nd given a prison sentence. She con-
essed to burning her own home.
DEFIES PASS RULING.
Monon Road Will Issue Advertising
Tickets.
The supreme court of the United
States Is to be asked to pass upon
the question whether a railroad com
pany can issue transportation in ex
change for advertising in newspapers.
A test is to be made in Illinois , or
rather an opportunity given to the in
terstate commerce commission to have
the courts pass upon their ruling that
nothing but money can be lawfully
received or accepted in payment foi
transportation.
Shortly after the new rate law went
into effect the question came before
the commission , and that body decided
that only money could be accepted.
The justice of this ruling was not seen
by the legal department of the Monon
railroad , and George Kretzinger , the
general counsel , and E. C. Field , the
general solicitor , wrote to the inter
state commerce commission and gave
their construction of the law , backed
by decisions of the courts.
They said they had carefully con
sidered the law before the promuga-
tion of the rule , and under their con
struction of the law had entered into
contract in good faith with publishers
for the publication of time cards , etc. ,
and for the payment of such services
in transportation at the rate fixed by
the Monon's duly published tariff
which in every instance was the exact
equivalent of the agreed price for
publication.
It is not believed , the attorneys said ,
that the commission intended either to
restrict the right of contract or pre
scribe the particular manner of per
forming contracts , but , on the con
trary , that the sole purpose of the
commission is to scrutinnize contracts
and to see that they are not merely
devices or subterfuges to evade the
law.
law.The
The interstate commerce commis
sion did not reply to the letter of Mr.
Kretzinger and Mr. Field , which was
dated Oct. 1 , and President McDoel ,
of the Monon road , has issued orders
to the passenger department to con
tinue making contracts with publish
ers of newspapers and to issue trans
portation in payment for equivalent
advertising.
NEGROES WOULDN'T TESTIFY.
Blacks Were Secretive About Affairs
at Brownsville , Tex. ,
In his summary of reports made by
other officers concerning the negro
troops of the Twenty-fifth regiment , ,
and of his own efforts to discover the
guilty soldiers , Brig. Gen. Garlington
declares that every means of getting
evidence concerning the shooting was
exhausted. All the men of the three
companies were talked with individ
ually , and all , he says , evaded ques
tions and even refused to discuss the
events at Brownsville which were
known to have enraged the negroes
before the riot. fc.
"The secretive nature of the race
where crimes are charged to members
of their color is well known , " Gen.
Garlington says. "Under such circum
stances self-protection , or self-inter
est , is the only lever by which the
casket of their minds can be pried
open. Acting upon this principle , the
history and record of the regiment to
which they belong , the part played by
these old soldiers in this record were
pointed out and enlarged upon. The
odium and disgrace to the battalion
and its individual members by this
crime was indicated ; the future effect
on the individuals and the battalion at
a whole was referred to , and finally
the concern of the president of the
United States in the matter , his desire
and the desire of the war departmerrt.
to separate the innocent from the
guilty were expressed , but without ef
feet. "
$1,000,000 NOT LOST.
California Committee Says Only Aboiu
$1,300 is Missing.
Owing to the fact that wide publici
ty has been given the charge that $1-
000,000 of the relief fund contributed
to San Francisco had been diverted or
stolen , the California promotion com
mittee has issued a statement denying
the charges.
The committee says that of more
than $6,000.000 contributed , but two
packages , containing about $1,300 ,
went into transit ; that representatives
of the Red Cross society and various
state relief associations have exam
ined the books and accounts of the lo
cal committee having charge of the
funds and have found that every dol-
ar is accounted for and that the book ?
ind accounts are correct.
Railroad is Fined $18,000.
Federal Judge Holt , of New York ,
ETiursday fined the New York Central
-ailroad $18,000 for rebating freight
jharges to the American Sugar Refin-
ng company.
Heavy Snow in Mexico.
A § heavy snow storm raged over a
greater part of the northern section of
Mexico Thursday. In Chihuahua sev-
; n inches of snow fell.
Frontenac Arrives Safely.
The steamer Frontenac , for whose
afety fears were entertained , arrived
it Racine ( Wis. , Wednesday unin-
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ured.
Miss Gertrude Hill \Vei ! . < = .
Miss Gertrude Hill , youngest daugh-
er of J. J. Hill , president of the Great .
Northern railway , was married to i
dichael Gavin , of New York , in St. i
/Tary's / Roman Catholic church at St. I
'aul Thursday afternoon. e
French Statesmen Thrifty.
Ey a vive voce vote and without a
rord of debate the chamber of French
eputies Thursday voted to increase
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he deputies' salaries from $1,800 to
3,000 a year.
STATE OJ ? NEBRASKA
NEWS OP THE WEEK IN .1 CON
DENSED FORM.
Seeks to Regain His Children Ste
phen L. Carr , formerly of Nebraska
City , Institutes Habeas Corpus Pro
ceedings ' - Secure Them.
Stephen L. Carr , colored , of Sheri
dan , Wyo. , went to Lincoln to insti
tute habeas corpus proceedings for the
recovery of his sons , Harry and Her
bert , who are 6 and 7 years old. The
children were given into the custody
of the home for the friendless at Lin
coln a little more than a year ago.
Carr then lived in Nebraska City.
A few months after giving them to
the home he asked to have them re
turned to him and was informed that
they had been given over to a family ,
the name of which was kept secret.
Carr then began Avriting to sheriffs and
marshals all over Nebraska and finally
he started off on a town-to-town
search for them. He located them
with a circus in Kenesaw , a few miles
west of Hastings last week. After a
hearing on a Avrit of habeas corpus
County Judge Dungan , of Hastings ,
ordered the children back into the
custody of the state home in Lincoln
and they were taken there by Superin
tendent Johnston. Carr is determined
to repeat the habeas corpus process in
Lincoln if Gov. Mickey declines to or
der the children given to him.
TIGHT OX AMENDMENT.
Railroads Said to Be Planning to Test
Legality of Measure.
It is reported in Lincoln on good au
thority that the railroads intend to
fight the amendment to the constitu
tion providing for a railway commis
sion by going into court at an early
date. The report Is that the railroads
will enjoin the canvass of the vote on
the amendment by the legislature and
endeavor to stop proceedings right at
the start.
To prevent the railroads from block
ing legislation by killing off the rail
way commission a freight rate bill will
be introduced and passed , to become
effective providing the railway com
mission is knocked out.
EDWARDS GUILTY OF MURDER.
Jury Says the Young Man Was Re
sponsible for Death.
After deliberating six and a haUJ
hours the jury before which Everitt
Edwards was tried , returned a verdict
of guilty.
Edwards is the young man who was
arrested on the charge of murdering
Miss Anna Grish of Kearn.y , some
months ago , by means of a criminal
operation from which the girl died. A
motion for a new trial was overruled
by the court and the prisoner will be
sentenced in a few days.
River is Doing Damage.
Residents of East Omaha are up in
arms over the inroads of the Missouri
river and are considering what action
can be taken to keep their homes from
being washed away by the capricious
stream. Although the river is not
high at this time , it is making fast in
roads upon the land , and any sudden
rise would cause it to break through
into Florence lake , from which it has
easy sailing to Cut Off lake.
Switchman Uses Knife.
Louis Montgomery , night switchman
in the Burlington yards at Alliance ,
was arrested on the charge of at
tempting to murder W. J. Durkin , a
car repairer. ? n a quarrel Montgom
ery drew a knife and inflicted a six-
inch wound across the abdomen of
Durkin. Prompt medical attention
was given and it is believed no serious
results will accrue unless complica
tions set in.
Celebrate Anniversary-
The first anniversary ol the estab
lishment of the Home for the Aged in
West Point was properly celebrated
by a social entertainment given by the
local clergy. This institution , ham
pered as it has been for want of funds ,
has accomplished a wonderful amount
of good among the aged and indigent
persons of the .community.
Fined $5 a Bird.
C. A. Nott , a farmer from "Wheeler
county , was fined $100 and costs by
County Judge Leslie for bringing to '
Omaha more prairie chickens than the '
law permits one person to have in his
possession. Nott pleaded guilty to
having seventy birds , which is twenty .
in excess of the number allowed , and ,
was fined $5 for each bird.
Delay Due to Press of Work.
"Word received from the supervising
architect of the treasury at "Wash
ington that the delay in the construc
tion of the additional buildings at the
Genoa Indian school is due only to a
press of work on other government
buildings which are more urgently
needed. The work at the Indian school
will go forward soon.
Automobiles for Transfers.
A livery firm at Eustis has pur
chased two automobiles , which they
will use as a means of transferring
passengers between Cozad , on the Un5
[ on Pacific railway , and Eustis , on the
Burlington. They will also run a ma-
' e
ihine to Stock-ville , the county seat. *
Mrs. Atlee Hart Returns.
Mrs. Atlee Hart and two daughters
ire expected to arrive in Dakota City
; rom Long Beach , Wash. , the coming
week and again take up their resi-
lence in that place.
Initiative and Referendum.
The special election held in Blair
Duesday to determine upon the pass-
ige or rejection of the act known as a
he initiative and referendum , caused tl
nore excitement and was much mare ji
jiti
iltterly contested than the general ti
ilection on the 6th. The result is the
oss of the measure by 83 votes.
Woman May Have Ended Life. tc
Mrs. Frank Greenleaf , who has been tcP
nlsslng from Fremont for a week , Is P
nought to ha\v committed suicide by ei
irowhinj hcisel ! in the Platte river. tc
HORSE THIEVES BUSY.
Three Teams Stolen from Persons at
Hastings One Recovered.
A team of horses belonging to Joe
Balderson , of Hastings , which was
stolen while left standing tied in front
of a blacksmith shop , has not yet been
heard from , although the sheriffs of
nearly all the counties In the state
have been made acquainted with the
facts.
A team which was stolen from Rev.
Layton , residing north of Hastings , a
few days previously has been located
and identified by Rev. Layton at Fre
mont , where the thief had traded
them for another team and disap
peared.
A third to am was stolen from in
front of the German Lutheran church
in Hastings Saturday night. They
were the property of F. "W. Horbrook ,
who has recently moved there from
Illinois. Although a diligent search
has been made for the team no trace
of it has been found.
BANKERS MEET AT OMAHA.
J. II. Eckels Delivers the Principal
Address.
About 300 members were in attend
ance at the two days' convention of
the Nebraska Bankers' association
which opened with United States Sen
ator J. II. "Millard , the president , in
the chair , at Omaha Wednesday.
The first act of the convention waa
the adoption of resolutions on the
death of Herman Kountze , president
of the First National bank , of Omaha ,
which occurred at Watkins Glen , N.
Y. , last night. The principal address
of the convention was delivered Wed
nesday afternoon by James H. Eckels ,
president of the Commercial National
bank , of Chicago , comptroller of the
currency under President Cleveland.
OFFICIAL NEBRASKA RETURNS.
Sheldon's Plurality for Governor 12-
973. and Majority 4.SG8.
The official count on the late elec
tion for heads of the state tickets haa
been completed. The vote was as fol
lows :
Sheldon , Republican , 97,858.
Shallenberger , Democrat , 84,885.
Sutton , prohibitionist , 5,106.
Taylor , socialist. 2.999.
Sheldon's plurality , 12,973 ; majori
ty , 4,868.
The Republicans elected all their ,
state candidates.
SAFE BLOWERS BUSY.
Clean Up $300 in Two Raids in Xc- ;
nraska Town.
Two safes in the town of Callaway
Avere blown open by explosives some
time Monday night and § 300 secured
in the aggregate. .
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The safes looted were those in'the
Union Pacific depot and in Hilton & .
Roberts' dry goods store. The safecrackers -
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crackers escaped , but two men supposed - .
posed to be the robbers were seen by .
a farmer some miles out in the coun1 1
try. Sheriff Richardson , with a posse , \
Is following them. 1
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Saloon Men on Trial.
Four keepers of alleged temperance
saloons in Randolph were on trial at <
Hai-tington , charged with selling i
"malt tonic , " "cream of malt , " "old j
German malt" and like drinks. The 1
charge is that this malt comes under <
the head of intoxicating liquor , as it j
contains a larger per cent rj alcohol 7
than a strictly temperance drink t
should have. Randolph's mayor and
city council is behind ths prosecu
tion.
Mabel Smiley Gets Big Damages.c
Miss Mabel B. Smiley , stepdaughter *
of Conductor George Smiley , of the E
Burlington , who formerly lived near
Tecumseh , has settled her $50,000 *
damage suit against the Minneapolis c
St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway a
company in the courts at Philadelphia , *
Pa. , for $16,000. Miss Barrett is now
living with her uncle , Wm. G. Conk-
wright , at Philadelphia. oc
Fremont Woman Missing. °
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Mrs. Frank Greenlief has been missing -
ing from her home in Fremont since
Friday , and her family are much
alarmed about her. Friday afternoon n
she visited a friend living about a mile e
east of town , who accompanied her c
part way on her return home. Her
friends have heard nothing from her
since. °
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Boy Killed by a Horse. n
The 12-year-old son of A. Heesacka
jr , living near Hay Springs , was found n
lead on the prairie , his skull crushed ic
ind the shoe and overshoe from one h
ioot missing. The lad had been riding b
i horse , and it is believed that he was
ihrown off and that , his little foot fast
n the stirrup he to
, was dragged a re
lorrible death. jj ,
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Store at Burwell Robbed. ° j
The first real burglary ever pulled off t }
n Burwell was done on Monday night ti :
vhen burglars entered the general D <
nerchandise store of I. W. McGrew n (
ind succeeded in getting about $40
rom the cash drawer and made an
insuccessful attempt to blow the safe P.T
rith nitroglycerin. * i (
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Record Husking. $2
L. W. Marcus , a young man em- -
iloyed on the farm of M. E. Harms ,
rho resides near Pickrell , has made a
ecord husking corn. In twenty days je ,
e gathered 2,250 bushels and in three Li
nd a half hours he husked 62 bushar
ls'
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Blood Pois-r. May Cost Arm.va
John Cottula , a wealthy German
irmer residing six miles northwest
f Table Rock , , is suffering from a setn
ious case of blood poisoning. It ii de
jared he will lose his arm. Al
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Acquitted of Shooting.
The case of the state against J. D.
: allet , for shooting William Collins
nd causing the loss of the sight of
le right eye , closed at Butte. The
try , after being out five hours , rehi
irned a verdict of acquittal. He
del
Taken Fatally HI on Train.
A man named O. S. Noran , of CresJ J
m , who was ill with kidney and bladble
; r trouble en route over the Union be
acific railroad for Denver , was taksuj
i worse on the train and remove-1 prc
a hotel at Lexington , where he died , not
Secretary of State-elect Junkin
made two appointments , Mrs. Harriet
Fletcher to be either recording clerlt
or stenographer and Adair Galushfr
voucher clerk. Both of these hold :
over. Treasurer-elect Brian announc
ed the appointment of Miss Besalst
Marks as stenographer. Miss Marks-
came to Lincoln from Grand Island
and two years ago worked with tho-
Republican state committee. A. J. .
Croft succeeds Frank Fitle as chier
clerk in the office of Land Commis
sioner Eaton. Mr. Fitle resigned ts-
go into business at South Omaha. Th -
new chief clerk is In business at Dav-4-
enport , Mr. Eaton's old home.
* * *
The secretary of state has completed1
the compilation of the vote cast at thd-
recent election , but totals have beeii-
made on only a fe'w of the candidatesj
Searle , Republican candidate for aud
itor , leads the ticket so far as total * ,
have been made. The total vote was-
200,114. Following are the totals ?
Junkin , Republican , for secretary of"
state , 98,452 ; Goucher , fusion , 83,5055-
governor , Sheldon , Republican ; 97.858 ; .
Shallenberger , fusion , 84,875. Auditor , .
Searle , Republican , 97,817 ; Canadyi
fusion , 81,056. Treasurer , Brian , Re *
publican , 97,883 ; Babcock , fusion , ,
82,457.
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The board of public lands anfr
buildings Tuesday afternoon let the-
following contracts : Papering repre
sentative hall and senate chamber , to-
Lincoln Wall Paper company , $2,020 ?
cleaning carpets in back halls , Lh"W
coin Carpet Cleaning company , $150 ;
food elevators for Hastings asylum
Earl C. Westcott , $5,472. This last
contract has been under investigation
for some time and the board has made-
a. clean record by letting the contract
over again to the same party at tha *
same price.
Addison Wait has been appointed
deputy and Thomas W. Smith has-
been appointed bookkeeper by Secre
tary of State-elect Junkin. Mr. Waij-
s at present chief clerk in the banking-
iepartment , which position he has-
held for two years. Previous to that
tie was bookkeeper in the office of Sec
retary of State March. He resides in/
Syracuse , Otoe county. Mr. Smith waJs-
formerly mayor of University Place.
Richard L. Metcalfe , associate edi-
: or of the Commoner , is to become an
uithor. Mr. Metcalfe's book will conr
: ain a compilation of his non-political-
vritings and some other articles which-
mve not yet been published and the-
Tianuscrlpt is now in the hands of tha-
jrinters. The book will contain about"
JOO pages- and will , as Indicated by
: he title , be stories of especial interest
: o children and the parents of chil-
Iren.
* * *
It is said that Gov.-elect George L.
Sheldon will make no appointments-
mtil after he is Inaugurated and wilj
lot until he has thoroughly looked In-
o the details of his office. Mr. Shel-
Ion , it is reported , has made no-
> ledges to anyone so far as appoint-
nents are concerned and merit rather
han political pull will decide the per
onnel of his administration.
* * *
Members of the senior and junior
lasses at the state university held an
ther indignation meeting to expresa :
heir disapproval of the order of tha
chool authorities for the boys ancT
: irls to room in separate apartment
iouses. A resolution was adopted ! "
ondemning the order of the teachers-
nd the same will be presented in due ?
ime to the board of regents.
* *
Men prominent in the general synoc *
f the Lutheran church met in Lin-
oln last week to take over on behalf
f the synod the Tabftha home proper *
y , which will be established -as 3f
utheran hospital , orphanage and ?
easonesses' training school. An-
ouncement was made that the Luth-
ran seminary will be moved to Lin-
Din from Atchison , Kan.
* * *
Though Auditor Searle , Secretary
C State-elect Junkin and Treasurer-
Sect Brian were all in the state house-
t the same time , and though these-
ten compose the state printing board , .
secretary was not chosen. One-
lember of the board said while he
ioked for no change in this position
a thought the appointment would not
2 made until after Jan. 1.
* * *
The new treasurer and the new seer-
itary of state were both at the state-
3use Wednesday and went through ,
icir offices and called upon the old :
ficers. Both were besieged from the
me they struck the building until
: ey left by anxious applicants and :
> th were tracked to the hotel at
on by various cabinet makers.
* * *
Most of the county papers whicfo
iblished the notice of the constitu-
> nal amendment have filed their-
> uchers with the secretary of state-
r $52.50. This is an extra charge of
.50 for the extra week the notice-
is published.
* * *
Fire destroyed the barn of Wes-
r Jones on South Thirtieth street , ,
ncoln , burning to death two horses
d a mule , besides considerable har-
ss. It Is not known how the blaze-
iginated. The barn was of little-
lue.
* * *
Treasurer-elect Brian announced-
2 appointment of Henry F. Lehr a *
puty treasurer. Mr. Lehr lives a
bion , and for six years was treas
sr of Boone county.
* * *
lames Perry , of Douglas county , ,
nted for the murder of Steve Seid-
, is under arrest in Douglas , Wyo ,
v. Mickey issued a repuisition for
return to Nebraska to stand trial.
is charged with murder in the first :
jree.
* * *
Superintendent Johnson , of the fee-
minded institute at Beatrice , will
an applicant for the position of
lerintendent of the Lincoln asylum ,
ividing'Superintendent Hay does
apply for the place.

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