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9Tlie Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB. . M. RICE , - - - Publisher. AFTER HIGHER GAME feINT OF WALL STREET PLOT IN ' THE BOND STEEL. tleport Gains Currency that Douglass and Dennett Have Turned State's Evidence , Revealing a Conspiracy of Largo Proportions. The district attorney's office of New York Friday had succeeded in delayIng - Ing for another day publicity concern ing the details of the conspiracy through which the Trust Company of America was robbed of bonds , the ag gregate value of which is known only to the persons interested. The au thorities denied that a third person , yet to be named publicly , was involv ed and that another arrest was immi nent. Oakleigh Theme , president of the trust company , said that his bank would not lose more than the $140- 000 required to reimburse brokers who had innocently accepted the stol en bonds as security. No bonds were now missing , he said. District Attorney Jerome declared Friday night he would say nothing for publication , and warned his as sistants to make no statements to the newspapers. Attorneys for W. R. Douglass , the loan clerk , and O. M. Dennett , the broker in custody , the former charged with the larceny of $50,000 worth of bonds and the latter with receiving stolen goods , refused to discuss the matter. This persistent secrecy has given color to the report that the pris oners may turn state's evidence and reveal a Wall street plot of large pro portions. PANIC AVERTED BY ROOSEVELT. Women and Children in Great Peril at Norfolk. President Roosevelt , while speaking at the exposition grounds in Norfolk , Va. , Friday , that he might be better seen and heard , mounted a table which raised him high above the heads of the vast audience. He was greatly concerned by the danger in the crowd to the women and children , and , speaking at the top of his voice , he earnestly requested the people to refrain from crowding. He called at tention to the fact that there were women and children in front , and said : "If there is one thing that marks a body of Americans , especially a body of Virginians , it is that they take good care of the women and children. " This had the effect of stopping dan ger for the time , but it was not long "before the people's enthusiasm again swept away all semblance of order , and Gen. Grant sent a squad of cav alry out in the throng. This move , it 5s believed , is all that saved the im mense gathering from breaking through the ropes and lines' ' of guards , in which event there may have been many casualties. COMMITS SUICIDE AT SEA. David Wilcox , Former Railroad Pres ident , Ends His Life. David Wilcox , former president of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad company , committed suicide at sea last Wednesday while a passenger on the North German Lloyd steamer Bar- barossa , according to a report made by Capt. Langranter at midnight Fri day night Mr. Wilcox , broken in health , sail ed some time ago , and not having re ceived the benefit expected to his health , cabled his resignation to the \ board of directors of the railroad , who chose as his successor Lenor F Loree. WESTERN LEAGUE BASE BALL , Schedule of Games to Be Played at Sioux City. During the month of May the Sioux City Packers will play games as fol lows : At Sioux City Des Molnes May 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 "Apostle" Murphy Retire . Francis Murphy , the "apostle of temperance , " has retired from active campaigning , according to messages received from Mr. Murphy's home in Ixs Angeles. He is said to be almost stone blind. Murphy is now 71 years old. Sioux City Live Stock Market. 'Friday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow : Top beeves , $5.20. Top hogs , $6.32 % . Explosion in a Mine. In an explosion in the Morgan Slope /nine at Black Diamond , Wash. , four men were killed and five fatally and fourteen severely injured. Two cars were descending the mine when an explosion occurred 1,500 feet below. Cornell Celebrates. Cornell university appropriately celebrated Friday the centennial of the birth f ts founder. Ezra Cornell. TO PROBE LIBRARY INCIDENT. Aliened Insult to Uniform of Marine Corps. As a result of the episode in the congresslpnal library at Washington recently In which two members of the marine corps were ejected from the buiidlng. Secretary Metcalf will order an investigation. It is his intention to secure the testimony of both sides , and he will appoint an officer from the advocate general's office to act in conjunction with an official librarian , having expressed the wish for a full Inquiry into all the facts. It was claimed by the watchman that the marines were detected in the act of flirting , while the men charge they were ejected because they were in uniform. The report of Private Elliott , now attached to the battleship Kansas and who with Corporal Prye was ordered from the building , has been received at the navy department. Elliott sub stantiates all the statements of Frye , denying the allegation of improper conduct and insisting that they were put out of the building because of c'heir uniforms. PLOT TO KILL A PRINCE. Pour Anarchists Suspected of Having Planned to Slay Albert of Belgium. Four anarchists , suspected of hav ing planned to assassinate Prince Al bert of Belgium , were arrested Thurs day in a church which the prince in tended to visit. One of the anarchists was accidentally discovered in the confessional box by an attendant of the church. He was armed with a dagger , loaded revolver and other weapons. Three other anarchists sim ilarly armed were arrested in the vi cinity of the church. Two of the lat ter admitted they were French an archists. Authorities are convinced the prisoners were engaged in a plot -assassinate the prince. The prince is a son of the late count of Flanders , brother of King Leopold is heir presumptive to the throne. DEFY PURE -FOOD LAW. Injurious Preservative Said to Be in Use in Kansas. Dr. S. J. Crumbine , of Tppeka , Kan. , secretary of the board of health , announced Thursday that he had dis covered in use there a preservative for meats the manufacturers of which , he asserts , are openly defying the state and federal pure food laws. The pre servative is made in the east , and chemical tests show that it contains charcoal and pure sulphur , - hich , when burned , form a sulphur dioxide gas which is absorbed in the meat and has the same effect as borax. The manufacturers in their circulars state that the preservative makes it possi ble for the butchers to evade the law , contending that the powder itself does not touch the meat. DRAGGED TO THE SCAFFOLD. Alabama Man Hanged Under Tragic Circumstances. Bob "Watts , a young white man , was nanged in the jail yard at Gunters- ville , . Ala. , Thursday under tragic cir cumstances. He had become possess ed of a knife , and resisted to the end. Ammonia was thrown into his cell , and he thus was overcome and drag ged to the scaffold by force , coughing and moaning piteously. "Watts was hanged for the murder of Perd "Winkles , an old confederate soldier , whom he had robbed. Jury is Unable to Agree. After twenty hours' deliberation the jury in the case of Bill Brltton , charg ed with assassination of Town Mar shal Cockrill , of Lexington , Ky. , re ported a hopeless disagreement and was discharged Thursday. This was one of the Breathitt county feud tases. Fire in Navy Yard. A three-story brick building occu pied as a pattern shop and storehouse at the navy yard at Kittery , Me. , was ruined by fire recently. A large num ber of costly patterns , valuable brass fitting and other stores were either de stroyed or badly damaged. Unoffi- ilally the loss is estimated at $150,000. One Hundred Cottages Burn. About 100 summer cottages and a hotel at Lake Pleasant , two miles from Millers Falls , Mass. , was de stroyed by fire Thursday. The loss is $15,000. The settlement was controll ed by the Spiritualist Camp Meeting ssociation. Big Fire in Pottsburg. The Zoller Packing company , occu pying two acres of ground on Spring Garden avenue , Allegheny , Pa. , was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday night , causing an estimat ed loss of about $300,000. A large quantity of moat was destroyed. Must Cut Off Beards. After May 1 passenger conductors on the Burlington railroad must have their chins clean shaven and wear white linen collars , ties and vests.- Bearded conductors must shave. Mus- > ahces will not be under the ban. $300,000 Fire in Pittsburg. The Zdeller Packing company's plant at PIttsburg , Pa , , including a warehouse in which there were 500- pounds of lard , was burned early Thursday. The loss is $300,000 , partly Insured. Famous Californiun Dead. Dennis Kearney , who in the late 70s headed the sand lot agitation against the Chinese in California , died recently - ly at his home in Alameda. TO END CAR FAMINE. Railways Devise ( Plan for Prompt Service. Decisive action was taken in Chica go by the American Railway associa tion to remedy the car shortage which for several months has been causing so much worry among shippers throughout the country. The failure of some roads to furnish sufficient quota of equipment for their own traffic and the failure to provide and enforce proper rules for the return of foreign cars of their own roads are re sponsible for'the shortage- and to remedy the evil the association "Wed nesday adopted a rule to he confirmed later by letter ballot of all the roads providing that any railroad which hereafter shall not promptly return to its owner after unloading all cars consigned to it will be penalized $5 for each car so misused , to be. paid to the owner of the car. This penalty is in addition to the per diem charge of 50 cents , which , after July 1 , each road must pay for each car not its own which may be on its lines. In order to make the new rule more effective the principle of publicity is to be invoked through the instrumen tality of the so-called car clearing house recently established in Chicago. Through the new rule the chairman of the clearing house is now author ized to send to each of the Timbers a statement comprising the informa tion already collected as to the car location , percentage of equipment on line of total owned and unfilled car orders. This , the association believes , will enable each railroad in the coun try to know exactly which lines are delinquent in the matter of furnishing adequate cars or failing to return cars to their home lines. IS HELD FOR A DUAL MURDER.- St. Joseph Druggist Accused o Horri ble Crime. - Bert B. Bruce , a young druggist of St. Joseph Mo. , has been Indicted on the charge of murdering James S. Self and Ernest Gelsler , his wife' brother and step father , respectively. Self died Nov. 9 , 1905 , and Geisler on April 4 , 1906 , both under suspi cious circumstances. Several grand juries have investigated the case , but not until now was there evidence strong enough to warrant prosecution. The lives of Self and Geisler were In sured in favor of Bruce's mother-in- law. The dead men's bodies were ex humed recently and analyzed by ex perts. Gelsler's wife became very sick after her husband's death , and she iras taken to a hospital , where she soon recovered. Mrs. Bruce got a divorce from her husband , charging him frith attempting to kill her. Bruce is in jail. MURDER AT FORT DODGE. Insurance Man is Found Dead in an Alley. "With his face burled to the ears in a pile of ashes the dead body of O. H. McCaffery , agent of the American Life Insurance company , was found at 8 o'clock "Wednesday morning in an al ley on Fifth street In Fort Dodge , la. Ho undoubtedly had been murdered , as there were at least ten abrasions on the skull. McCaffery is known to have taken part in a drunken brawl In the neighborhood. He had been drinking heavily of late. Robbery was evidently the motive , as no money was found on his person. McCaffery was aged 45 and immar- ried. He has relatives at Maquaketa , la. Threaten Car Strike at Salt Lake. The street car situation at Salt Lake City , Utah following several days of negotiations between the Utah Light and Power company ( a Harriman cor poration ) and its 450 employes has reached an acute stage. The men ask for an increase of 15 per cent in wages. ' A Big Fire at Peoria. A fire "We.dnesday at Peoria , 111. , de stroyed the rectifying house of H. H | Schufeldt & Co. , and fanned by a fierce wind spread to the Godel pack ing house and Union stock yards. The entire fire department was called out. The fire originated from burning brush. Three Women Killed. Three young women employed at Wheaton & Co. , glass foctory at Mil- ville , N. J. , were killed by the collapse of a smoestack during a wind storm , which crashed through the room in which they were working. Sentenced to Hang for Assault. r Buck High , a 20-year-old negro , who on March 26 criminally assaulted 4-year-old Mary Donnell , at McDon- ough , Ga. , was Wednesday nonvicte < 5 and sentenced to be hanged May 29. Feared Tug Has Been Lost. The fishing tug Searchlight , from Harbor Beach , Mich. , is missing and is believed to have sunk in Lake Mich igan with a crew of six men. Pope Receives O'Gorman. The pope Wednesday received in private audience Bishop O'Gorman , of Sioux Falls. Missing Boy Found. Harry Loup , 16 years old , who had been missing from Monmouth , 111. , for three years , was found at Tulsa , L T. , Wednesday. He was thought at that time to have been kidnaped. He says he ran away from home. * Receiver Takes Over Oil Company. J. C. O. Morse , the receiver of the Uncle Sam OH company , has taken charge of the affairs at the company' * general offices in Kansas City , Kan. * ! tt X I State SUICIDE AT GRAND ISLAND. Woman Hangs Herself in Bam and is Found by Her Daughter. ( Mrs. Mary Dell Bailey , a woman of 50 years of age , committed suicide at \ Grand Island by hanging herself to the rafter in the barn , at the home of her daughter with whom she is liv ing. Mrs. Bailey has for three years been an invalid. Her husband left her some years ago. Her daughter , who was keeping house for a Mr. Kellogg , went to the city with Mr. Kellogg to attend to some shopping. They reside in West Grand Island. When the daughter and Mr. Kelloggieturned home Miss Bailey went into the house , but not finding her mother there went out to the barn , near which Mr. Kel logg was unhitching the horse. Going into the barn she was startled to see her mother hanging to a clothes line fastened to the rafter. The body was at once cut down and , it being : warm. a doctor was summoned , but life had become extinct. Owing to her ill ' health and helplessness , the woman had several times threatened to end it all , but the daughter did not think the declared intention would over be carried out and especially did not look for it at present , her mother having given no recent indication of contem plating such an act. Coroner Sutherland was .summoned and investigated the matter , but found no inquest to be necessary , Besides the daughter the woman had two sons , residents of the city. "LID" PUT ON TEKAMAIF. Even Drng Stores and Restaurants to Be Closed Sunday. Mayor J. A. Singhaus , of Tekamah , in taking up the reins of government , has outlined his policy by declaring that there will be a strict enforcement of the Sunday closing law. and not even drug stores or restaurants will be permitted to open. Mayor Sing- hous represents the temperance ele ment and promises to keep close tab on the illicit sale of intoxicants. Tekamah citizens are looking for ward to being the best Sunday school town in Nebraska the coming year. Tlie new appointees are H. E. Stum- bugh , marshal ; M. S. McGrew , water commissioner ; J. H. Crom. street com missioner ; Dr. M. J. Gilkerson , chair man board of health. SEARCHES FOR TWO GIRLS. Children Found Late at Night and Explain School was Irksome. Two Upland girls , about 14 years old , caused considerable excitement recently by attempting to run away. When they were missed , at S o'clock , a general alarm was given , as it was discovered they had taken along most of their surplus clothing. The neigh boring towns were called up by tele phone and four livery rigs were sent out in as many directions. It was sup posed they had run away with some young men. About 11 o'clock one of the parties who drove out discovered them in the hills about six miles south of town and brought them back. On being interrogated no information mation whatever could be gleaned as to their intentions in running away , except that they had not been getting along well at school. Fanner Injured by Bull. E. E. Greer , one of the well known Furnas county stock raisers , who re sides one-half mile north of Cam bridge , was found Sunday morning in a state of unconsciousness lying in his cattle yard , wftere he had been caring for his stock. Dr. E. L. Meyers was Immediately called and found Mr. Greer seriously injured about the spine , causing paralysis of the lower limbs. Teacher Has Smallpox. A telephone message from Overton , from Dr. Boardman , states that one of the teachers in the primary grades of the Overton public school , , who had mot been feeling well for a few days , was found to have smallpox. She had attended church three times Sunday and also taught her grade Monday. There is considerable excitement over the matter. Marital Troubles Multiply. Mrs. Mary McAllister McNamara has filed a petition for divorce from William C. McNamara at Dakota City. About seven years ago McNamara's first wife secured a divorce from him and almost immediately McNamara Mary McAllister were married. They have three children. McNamara as one time was a prominent contractor In City , la. Doctor Takes Laudanum. Dr. Stewart , of Cedar Bluffs , took , the contents of a bottle of laudanum and for a time his life was despaired of. A physician from Fremont was summoned , who made the trip to that place in an automobile in record time , and by the energetic use of a stomach pump and other remedies succeeded in bringing him out. Singular Accident to Boy. A singular accident * happened to Raymond Decker , a boy , at Waterloo Monday afternoon. He was along the track and in sport picked up a. large stone and hurled it at a passing train. The stone rebounded and struck the , boy in the mouth and knocked him senseless across the rails of the other track. Teachers to Have Gala Week. The citizens of Niobrara , in the ab sence of a hall of any size to accom- jnodate the crowds that will attend the teachers' Institute the first week in August , propose to hire a large tent and make a gala week of the occasion. 2 Corn 3Iills in Kansas. The corn mills located at Blue Rap ids , Kan. , belonging to Ed Miller , of Beatrice , were destroyed by fire re cently. Loss , $12,000 , with insurance of $4,000. The origin of the fire Is un known. HOMER'S MYSTERIOUS WELIi. Package , Likely Containing Poison , Found in Water. The mystery of a package whicl Mrs. Ed Norris , of Homer , found In her well on the morning of April 1 still remains unsolved. The Norrisea refuse to drlnl : any of the water from the well , and suspect that someone tried to poison them. The package was. turned over to Dr. Nina M. Smith and later to W. A. Burke , who said the stuff looked like corrosive sublimate , a deadly poison. When Mrs. Norris pull ed it out of the well the substance was wrapped In a woolen cloth. At first she thought someone had been playing an April fool joke , but later she came to take a more serious vlevr of the matter. As yet no expert analy sis of the package has been made to determine the exact nature of the al leged poison. The finding of the mysterious pack age in the well has recalled the find ing of a package of money in the same well about eight or nine yeart ago. Norris found a $10 bill attach ed to a bucket which he had drawn from the well. Later he found a $ . ' bill attached to another bucket. He toljl friends of the queer conincidenca with the result that officials of the Homer bank , which had been robbed of $1.500 a few years previous , made an investigation and found about $1- 200 in the well. Legal proceedings followed , and the bank managed to recover about -$1,200. The discolored silver dollars which had been taken from the well were circulated in Ho mer and vicinity , and for some time residents of Homer every once in a while would handle the dollars , which they recognised at once as a part ol the stolen money. GRAIN MEN WILL ASK DAMAGES. Suits to Be Instituted Against Roads as Outcome of Car Shortage. Another meeting of the grain deal ers in this business along the line ol the Missouri Pacific was held in Ne braska City Saturday afternoon and a permanent organization was perfected by the election of President W. B. Banning of Union , Vice President E. A. Duff of Nebraska City , Secretary and Treasurer A. B. Wilson of Ne braska City , directors , the above nam ed officers and D. Smith , of Elmwood , and A. J. Denton , of Nebraska City. The association is to be known as the Grain Dealers' Protective associa tion , with headquarters .in Nebraska City , and it is for the mutual benefit and protection of its members and to put a stop to unjust weights at termi nals and other discriminations to which the grain men of that territory have been subjected in the past. The committee to which was referred the legal phase of the association made a partial report and will make a fuller one at another meeting to be called shortly. The association retained attorneys Pitzer and Hayward to look after the matter of what rights they have to bring suits for losses sustained in the past by reason of the shortage of car ; and unjust discrimination at terminal points. A number of suits will be in stituted as soon as the papers can be prepared and the data secured on which to base them. The grain men have kept away from the old associa tion as far as possible , for they fear anti-trust laws and will not have any thing to do with regulating of prices and the things of that kind. WOMAN BLUFFS THIEVES. Holds Three Captives in Her Store Until Police Arrive. Plucky Mrs. Robert Crawt , of Nor folk , widow of a prominent North western conductor , proved more than a match for three hobo thieves in her dpeartment store when she seized three pairs of trousers that one tramp had tucked under his coat , and then , grasping an empty revolver from be hind the counter , llncl the tramps up against the wall , and with the harm less barrel leveled at their heads held them captives until the police arrived. In court they were convicted and sent to the county jail for thirty days. Mail Box Looted. A bold robbery occurred at Pacific Junction Thursday night , when some one stole a mall pouch from one of the trucks. It was found the next morning under a railroad bridge north of the station by Mr. Fisher. It had been cut open from one end to the other and the letters were blowing over the farm. New Paper at Lincoln. George W. Bemis , Jr. , a well known York boy , has launched the "Search light" at Lincoln. Mr. Bemis is ona of the best newspaper writers in the state and his many friends are hop ing the "Searchlight" will be a suc cess. Girl Burned to Death. Miss Anna Lynch , of Yankton , S. D. , a nurse in the Norfolk insane hos pital , was fatally burned at the insti tution recently and died later. While heating- paraffin for use in polishing the floors , by means of an alcohol lamp , her clothing caught fire and burned entirely off , Oakland Teachers. The board of education has elect ed teachers for the Oakland public schools as follows : Superintendent , W. H. Myers : first assistant , Alrp D. Erickson ; teachers in the grades , Jeannette Nelson , Emma O. Larson , Ida M. Sallander , Lela C. Huston , Jean Jacobs ; music , Daisy C. Johnson. Wymore Saloon Fight Ends. The fight which has been in pro gress at Wymore against five saloons ended recently. The saloon men agreed to obey the laws regulating the sale of liquors and to readvertise and make new application for licenses. The remonstrances were then withdrawn. Death from Typhoid-Pneumonia. William watterman , the eldest son of Henry Watterman , died at the fam ily home east of West Point with ty phoid-pneumonia. The deceased was 30 years of age and leaves a widow and two children , one of whom is only days old. York College Pushing to the Front. York college is fast pushing to the front as one of the leading educational institutions of the west , and the en rollment this term of oier 500 is the arest tat * 'stor. . commission i * The state vailway trying to work out a plan whereby will be compelled to sett the railroads tickets in Nebraska to points in other V the total states at rates not more than tal of the local rates. Considerable traveler , the com. can be saved the if he wuj. mission has pointed out , his destination , thu * buy a ticket to getting the benefit of the 2-cent rata In this state. The railroads , however. are making this rather inconvenient by compelling the traveler to pur chase the separate tickets at the stawr line and also by rechecking his bag gage. which will mean in many cases that he will miss his train. It may be that the commission will take the matter before the interstate commerce the railroads to commission to compel sell a through ticket , at least , not ii excess of the total of the local rates. A member of the commission has made numerous calculations on th * total of the local rates and ih through rates and in every Instanc * the through rate is the higher. For instance , the distance from Onialm to- Haigler , this state , is 356 miles. At 2' sents a mile this rate would be $7.12. From Haigland to Denver is 1S2 mile ( interstate business ) the rate- would be $5.46 , or a total rate , should the traveler buy his ticket to tha state line of $12.58 , instead of the $16.15 through rate. The total of tha- local rates from Omaha to Deadwood- Is $13.91 , while the through rate \3 $17.05. * # * The mandamus suit to compel Sec retary of State Junkin to certify that the bill carrying the $85,000 appropri ation for the normal school at Kearney became a law by reason of the failurs- of the governor to take action within five days from the date he received the bill , was filed in the supreme court recently by Oldham , Sinclair and T ; F. Hamer. The decision in the " . will determine whether the chief ecutive has five days after the leg. - . - ture actually adjourns , in which to act upon bills , or whether he must act within five days of the record : ul- Journment of the legislature. The blir actually reached the governor April 4 at 11:45 o'clock and the record * show it reached the office of the secre tary of state April 10 , but as a matte * of fact it was not actually filed in the office until April 11 at 2 o'clock. Thosa bringing the suit will contend that the record made by the secretary of strita- is wrong and will endeavor to prove the same. This will bring directly be fore the court the question whether 3 * person can go behind the records o/ these matters. * * * Members of the board of public ; ands and buildings visited the state penitentiary to look into the proposi tion to increase the power there with * a view to furnishing light for tha state house and the home for the friendless and for furnishing power to run the elevator in the state house. Elans for the work to be done at the- penitentiary have all been drawn anC the board is now figuring on how it is- going to get the wires run to the state house to bring up the power. Inas much as several offices have been moved to the third floor and the labox bureau is on the road there , the board * feels that it is necessary to get lh elevator started shortly or the peopU- wlll forget it has. a game warden anj a labor commissioner and a few oth er officers along these lines. * * The Illinois Central railroad has no- rifled the state railway commission that it has no report to make in ac cordance with the new commission * law. While the commission has iiot- yet answered the letter of the rail road company , very shortly the com pany will be notified to hnstle along with its report and furnish the com mission with whatever information i ? wants. The same notification will be served on the other roads in Nebras ka which come into the state ovez leased lines. In fact , every roaJ * H-hich makes reports to the stat board of assessment will be required * to make reports to the state railway commission , whenever such reports- ' are demanded by the commission. * * * Superintendent McBrien has nair.eo : he following to be principals of the eight junior normals shortly to be- established : D. Tr' . Hayes , of Alli ance , A. A. Reed of the university G. H. Thomas of McCook , J. A. Beatty ol Cotner university , C. W. Taylor of Geneva , A. H. Waterhouse of Omaha , H. K. Wolfe of the university , Charl - Fordyce of Wesleyan university. The schools to which these men will be assigned have not yet been determin ed. The men will meet with Superin tendent McBrien Saturday and discus faculties and plans for the schools * * Inasmuch as the Arbor day procla mation was the first ever issued by- Gov. Sheldon , employes at the statehouse - house observed it ' faithfully and most ; of them witnessed the ball game , and so did the state officers. Most of the- morning , however , was spent by the officers and employes in the capitol though most of the time was devoted ? to thinking up excuses to get away during the afternoon. Gov. Sheldon- was beseiged with visitors durinth - sntire morning. ° y * * * Mrs. Julia Sheldon , mother of Gov. jheldon , and widow of the late George Sheldon , died at her home' In , Nemaha after an illness lasting about * two weeks , which began with - an a-- tacK of pneumonia. * * In reply to a letter from " H. S Syrne , of Omaha , asking about the- provisions of S. F. 410 , relating tc county deposits , Attorney General Thompson has written that coi § r treasurers are not authored to de- pos t more than 50 ' per cent of the de pository's bond given prior to the tak ing effect of the act. Depositories giv- ng bonds after the act became ef fective may receive any amount not Ii * not by the county commis- sioners.