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The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 27, 1904, Image 1

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TUSCALOOSSA, Ala. A disastrous
tornado swept over Moundvflle. Aia
a town of 300 inhabitants, fifteen
miles south of Tuscaloosa, early Fri
day and as a result thirty-seven per
sons were killed and more than 100
injured. Every business house, with
the exception of a small durg store,
was completely destroyed.
Snrzeons were rushed to 3lound-
ville Irom Greensboro and, Tuscaloosa
and all possible was done to alleviate
the sufferings of the injured. By the
force of the storm persons were blown
hundreds of feet from their beds in
the' blacknes of the night. Through
terror, a father, mother and ..three
children fled from their home to seek
refuge and in their excitement left
a 5-year-old boy in bed. Later he was
pulled from beneath some timber and
thus far it is impossible to find any
other member of the family. Bedding,
carpets and wearing apparel are scat
tered for a distance of ten miles
through what was a forest, but which
is now as clear as if cut by the
woodman's axe.
Freight cars were blown to splin
ters, the trucks from them being
hurled hundreds of feet from the
track. The depot, the hotel, ware
house, gins, thirty homes, five store
houses, together wtih the stocks, were
completely destroyed. Where they
stood it is irqpossible to find even
the pillars upon which these struc
ture rested.
Bales of cotton, which were stowed
in warehouses, were torn to atoms,
the fragments of lint lodging in tres,
making it appear as though that sec
tion had btn visited by a snowstorm.
Heavy iron safes, the doors of which
in some instances were torn from
their hinges, were carried away by
the force of the wind.
A young clerk employed by W. P.
Phifer, hearing the terrible roaring of
the storm, let himself into a well in
the center of the store. He had no
sooner found this place of safety than
the store was completely demolished.
He was uninjured.
The town of Hull, four miles north
of Moundville, suffered from the tor
nado. The Bates Lumber company's
planing- department was completely
wrecked and the negro fireman crush
ed. Four residences and one church
were demolished.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Tornadoes
played havoc at several places in
North Alabama, resulting, as far as
known, in the death of over thirty
people and injury to many more. The
storm center was at and around
Moundville, a small town m the
i northern portion of Hale county,
where heavy loss of life and great d
straction of property are reported.
rtdmiTiSA at th fror thnt the wir?s
were prostrated cetails of the disaster
w-o meager. Reports received .at
Tuscaloosa indicate that no less than
thirty peopte were killed at Mound
ville and many more injured.
The storm swept all of the northern
portion cf Hale county and destroyed
many farms. It is feared that fuller J
reports will show an increased loss j
of life.
Cr. Brown Soring a Little Surprise
on th: New Orleans Ring.
NEW ORLEANS Dr Brown sur-
prised the ring at the Cotton exchange i
Friday by telling traders to go to his
brokers and give them everything
they had for sale for May delivery at
the marker price. He said he was
w.lling to buy everything offered up
to half a million bales. Before he
made this offer he bid I5.1Sc for 25.00
bales of May His purchases were
The market remained in a healthy
condition in spite of the levels that
have been attained. The present '
prices are the highest since war times I ter to President.
and ince the future market has been j HAVANA United States Consul
established. Ihere appears to be no j Steinhart. having declined to inter
weak long interest in the market and , fere with grievances which the Amer-
brokers are exacting heavy
on all purchases.
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Leaves of Absence for Printers.
WASHINGTON. Senator Piatt (N.
i ). from the committee on printing.
reported favorably the bin regulating ,
leaves of absence of employes of the
government printing omce. ine out
gives the employes who receive an- I
nual salaries leaves of thirty days j
each, exclusive of Sundays, thus put- t
ting them on the same footing as
employes in other departments of the J
government, a leuer wis rean irom ,
the public printer saying that the ad- j
ditioaal cost to the government would
be about isO.000 a year.
Bank President Convicted.
TRENTON. N. J. Albert D. C-1
Twining, former president of the de
funct First National bank of Asbury
Park, was convicted in the United
States district court on Friday on the
charge of making false certificates to
the comptroller of the currency as to
the bank's condition. A number cf
other indictments are still hanging
over l wining, ine minimum penalty f
tor tne canrge ior waicn iwmmg
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One Fire Fighter I sees Life.
NEW YORK Nearly half of the t
ire department of Brooklyn and
four ftreaonts were summoned to ight
a blaze which destroyed the upper
floors of the six-story factory of wW
E. W. Bliss company in Plymouth
street. The company manufactures
dies and presses for metal stamping
and n stings and other parts ofWaite
fccstfi torpedoes for the United States
navy. One fireman lost his life by
falling from n ladder. The damage is
estimated nt $200,000. covered by -snzance.
Testimony Given -at Manila Regarding i
Imaertitisaa. !
MANILA Marager Jours of the
Hong Eons Shanghai bank, during ;
the public discussion now going en.
declared thai, prior to the passage of
supplemental currency act. the-
haSkB had a lettgr from orai Mer-
ritt. noon the strength of which the
Q, uexi doKars
resumed after twenty years' prohibi-
The importation of this coin was
not voluntary upon the part of the
banks, be said, but was forced upon
them by -the military authorities, prac-,
tically at the point of the bayonet.
American soldiers entered the banks.
demanding local currency for gold.
some even going to the length of en
forcing their demands at the muzzle of
a revolver. There were 23.000 troops
landed within three months, to pay
whom the quartermaster and paymas-
Lter drewjetters .oLcredit-for 500.000.
which Jours on his part found himself
unable to convert into coin, and con
sequently closed the bank. General
Greene then issued an order that un
less the bankers changed! these drafts
into money for the troops he would
place Jours under guard and threat
ened to lock him up. Tie discussion
will be continued.
Minister Powell Gives Recognition ef
SAN DOMINGO. United States
Minister Powell recognized the pro
visional government of General Mo
rales as the de facto government of
Santo Domingo and he has informed
the members of the diplomatic and
consular corps to this end.
The officers of the United States
cruiser Columbia paid an official visit
to the palace and were received with
military honors. Subsequently they
were allowed to view the relics of
Columbus, which are kept in the ca
thedral here, and they then visited
the forts and places of interest. There
is still no change in the political sit
uation. An attack en San Ledro de
Macoris is expected and the United
States gunboat Newport has proceed
ed there to protect American inter
Slender Prospect of Building It This
LINCOLN. Neb. The Journal says:
It may be said on the authority of a
Burlington man well known in Ne
braska, and now enjoying a position
where he should know when the com
pany intends building, that the Sioux
City line, projected to ran from Ash
land to a connection with the Great
Northern in Iowa, may not be built
this coming season.
The tightness of the money market
in the east may prevent tee building
of many lines in the west, notwith
standing the business of the west j
warrams extensions, connecting iiS.e.5 j
t nd improvements. Notwithsrandin
the present outlook. Sioux City is
moving in the matter to induce Jim
Hill to build the line at once, and if
repGrt5 rom ber business men's com-
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there seems to be some prsspect of
He Carried Life insurance in the Sum
of S1.000.M0.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. The policies held
I by the late James L. Blair, former i
general counsel for the world's fair, i
who died at Eustis. Fla last Satur-
day. are rapidly being paid by the in
surance companies.
It is stated that the total amount of
Mr Blair's indebtedness, including the I were equivalent to a contract, permit
money advanced for him by friends ting the company to fix its own rate.
and relatives during the last year of ,
his life, has been officially determin-1
ed 9t S663.00Q. It is further stated '
that every dollar of this amount will '
be paid from the insurance now com-
ing in. leaving S3-P 000 for Mrs. Biair
and her two sons providing that a pol-
icy for 1200.000. which one company j
began to contest
death, is paid.
before Mr. Blair's
Americans Will Carry the Piercy Mat-
ican resments ot tne isieor fines nave
against Mayor Sanchez of Noeva Ce-
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j reons in connection with the arrest cf
1 Morgan Piercy, the son of aa Ameri
can, a petition to President Roosevelt J
is being prepsjed for the signatures
of the Americans. This petition will t
that the cuct df -Mayor San-
opvTessive and intolerable ana
wffl pr for the .ppofctHient of an
em olner than United "States Mhv
jg, squIres to investigate the case.
a g of king the government
of to remove the mayor,
Judge William
ST. LOUIS, MO. Judge William
Jones, for fifty years resident cf St.
Louisas dead.
Mischief Makers in K
received over night at the state de-
, partment from the east are from Min-!
ister Allen at Seoul. Minister Allen soctarea tress, temng or tne retn
reports that Seoul is in a panicky foreement of the American guard at
condition and that there is apprehen- i the United States legation at Seoul,
sion of a riotous outbreak at any mo- Two oMcers and sixty-f oar -men were
ment. The intimation is conveyed in
dispatch- that interested foreign j
-miri i at t knrrnm of ;hso :
disturbances, the resmlt of which
be to aCord an excuse for interven
tion and the placing of large forces
in Korea.
PARIS- M. Peuetam. minister
marine, has promoted tneomcers
the missing naval collier Vienne
to !
higher rank, with the object of in-
creasing the pensions of their widows
in the event of the coDser's loss.
LONDON. A dispatch to Beater's
Telegram eumpau from Tokio says
the Rassisw reply is expected shortly
that it is believed that it will
some concessions, bet It is
doubted if these will he sufiWent.
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Trainmen are Overpowered aa. -Ex-
Trainmen are Overpowered aa
press Car is Forced Ope OMciaJs
Assert that Amount Taken by the
Rcabers is Small.
Southern Pacific company's Sunset
Limited was climbing the mountains
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do Thursday night a Wells-Fnrgo
treasure box was mysteriously stolen
j out of the car by some person or per
sons. Timothy Sullivan, the messeng
er, was in another err and when he
returned he found the side door o&lke
express car open and the safe missing.
LThf . robber-gained -entrance totke
car through the end door, the lock of
which had been forced. Sullivan at
once notified the railway officials of
the robbery and a search for the miss
ing safe resulted in finding it near
Tunnel No. 2. It had been broken
open and its contents taken, with the
exception of a valuable diamond, some
checks and other papers. The amount
of treasure that was being carried in
the safe has not been determined. The
express officials suite that it was only
a few hundred dollars, but that there
were some valuable papers.
Estimates from the scene of the
robbery place the amount as high as
180.000, bur it is thought that thi3
estimate is greatly exaggerated. The
express car carried two safes, one a
through safe, which is locked at New
Orleans, and the other a local safe.
It was the local safe that was taken.
One man is under arrest at San Luis
Obispo on suspicion, but the evidence
against him is only circumstantial. The
slow progress of the train would have
permitted the robbers entering the ex
press car. throwing out the safe and
jumping off after it without danger.
R. V. Christianson of the Pacific
department of Wells-Fargo &. Co. says
that there was very little in the box
but there is a report that one package
sent from Santa Barbara was worth
about S1.5u. He said that Timothy
Sullivan, the messenger in charge of
the car, was an old employe and
thoroughly reliable.
On the arrival of the train in this
city Messenger Sullivan told the story
of the robbery to Yardmaster PercivaL
He said thct shortly after the train left
San Luis Obispo on its way north he
left the express car and went into the
baggage car, immediately behind it.
His helper was in a compartment of
one of the cars. The express was tem
porarily vacant, and the thieves, possi
bly hoboes who had been stealing a
ride, cut a hole in the front door and
entered- They then forced open the
side door, threw out the safe and pre
sumably jumped after it. This" was an
easy matter, as the train was moving
verv slowly on an up grade.
County Has
Right to
Fx Rate for
WASHINGTON. D. C The decis-
: ion of the circuit court of the United
i States for the northern district of Cali
! foraia in the case of the county of
' GrTicTan5 nmtnsr rlip Snir Jrnmnin Mr
Kings River Canal and Irrigation com
pany was reserved in the supreme
court 3Ionday
I The case involved the validity of
i the laws of California permitting the
eounrv authorities to fix the rate to
be charged by the irrigation company
for water. The company claimed the
rate the county fixed was too low and
that the laws prior to 1SS3. under
which the company was organized.
The circuit court accepted this view
and decided that the act of 18S5 could
not be invoked to impair the contract.
Lincoln Ministers Take Action in Case
of Utah Senator.
LINCOLN. Neb. At the meeting of
the Lincoln Ministerial association the
ministers passed resolutions and wilt
send the following instructions to the
Nebraska senators to present to Sen
ator Burrows, chairman of the com
mittee on privileges and elections:
"Resolved. That, as the Ministerial
Association of Lincoln, we protest
against Senator Smoot retaining his
seat in the United States senate, pro
vided if it be found by the senate com
mittee that the oath of loyalty to the
Morman church on the psxt of the
apostle amoot suDorninaies ms aueg'
iance to the government of the United
States and interferes with a loyal sup-
port of the institutions of the government-"
The resolution was adopted
Withdrawn to Manchuria.
PEKIN. The detachments of Rus
sian troops at Ching Wang Tao and
Shanhai Kwan have been withdrawn
to Manchuria. The Russian troops
remaining are a small detachment at
Tien Tsin and a legation guard at
Leaatien Guard Ir
WASHINGTON The navy depnrt-
ment on sunday received advices con-
finnatory to the dispatches-, of the As-
sent tnere irom tne tinned states
steamer Yicksburg. which is now at
Chemuioo. They carried a machine
gun with them. There are now one
hundred or more men from the steam
er Yicksbnrg at Seoul guarding the
union bridge workers employed
the Union Pacific Railroad com
bridge across the Kansas river,
I about a hundred
ibers of
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ei in n pitched battle at the
j Union Pacific bridge in Kansas City,
Kmu Tuesday, daring which thirty J
j revolver shots were fired, handreds
of. bricks were thrown and several
( men injured, two seriously. It was
thought for a time that more- serions
. trouble would result.
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Fixes Standards as Regards Purity,
Strength and Character Penalties
for Adulteration, and Mtsaranded
WASHINGTON. The house passed,
the Hepbarn pare food bill Wednesday,
on a rising vote, 201 to 6S. its oppon-'
ents being unable to secure a roll call.
The amendment inserting the wordj
"wilful." with reference to persons,
who sell adulterated or misbranded
goods and which would have com pell-1
ed the government to prove intent to
violate the law by the venders, was.
stricken out on a yea and nay vote in;
the house. Several attempts were!
made to amend the bill, but no mater
ial changes were made.
The bill fixes the standard of foods
and drugs as to their purity, strength
and character, and defines who shall f
be considered adulterations or mis-,
branding of foods and drugs. It ako
prohibits interstate commerce, impor
tation and exportation of such mis-
branded-cr adulterated scoae of-
bureau of chemistry to Include the
bureau of foods and impose upon it
the duty of performing all chemical
work for the ether executive depart-1
ments. This bureau wil be charged,
with the duty of inspecting food and!
drag products which belong to inter-l
state or foreign commerce. Ths secre-l
tary of commerce is given authority to ,
employ such chemists, inspectors.;
clerks and laborers as may be neces
sary for the enforcement of the act
One section of ie bill provides pen-l
alties for the introduction of adulter- j
ated or misbranded foods or drinks1
and another section requires the sec
retary of agriculture to prescribe
rules and regulations to govern the
bureau of chemistry and foods in ex
aminations of articles required to be
inspected under the iaw. Violations
of the law shall le reported by the
secretary of agriculture to the proper
district attorney of the United States,
who is to direct and cause proceedings k
without delay.
As soon as the bill was reported to
the house Mr. Hepburn moved an
amendment eliminating the amend
ment offered yesterday on motion of
Mr. Stephens, dem. CTcx.). which
made it necessary to show wilful" in
tent on the part of persons prosecuted.
Mr. Hepburn said that with the Steph
ens amendment In the bill it rould
be entirely inefficacious as a law. The
Hepburn amendment was agreed to
by a vote of 143 to 126. The bill thenf
"fras passed by a rising vote of 201 to
68. the yeas and nays being refused
Mr. Hull of Iowa, chairman of the
committee on military affairs, report
ed the army appropriation bill and
gave notice that he would call it up
Thursday. '
Explerer Hubbard is Dead.
QUEBEC. Word was received here '
from Chateau Bay. Labrador, that a
courier had arrived there Friday from
Northwest river with the information
that Leonidas Hubbard, jr.. of the
exploring party sent out by the mag
azine Outing of New York, had died
from starvation in the wilds of Lab
rador on October IS. The remains art;
on their way to Quebec, so the re
port says, by dog trafcv with the
other members of the expedition.
Some men ought to be thankful that
the world doesn't understand them.
sf Mathers in May.
WASHINGTON; D. C At a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
National Congress of Mothers arrange
ments were made for the annual meet
ing of the Mothers congress at Chi
cago May 11 to 14, and for Mothers'
Congress day nt the World's fair. St. ,
Louis. May 26. A Mothers' congress
meeting is also to be held at Boston
February li. t
Mrs, C L. Croat was elected as the I
representative of Nebraska on the
Indfeaa. in Terriate Want.
CHICAGO A dispatch to the Inter
Ocean from Port Arthur. OsL. says: .
An Indian, has arri-ed in town and'
told a horrible tale of ike suffering
among; the members of bis tribe, f
north- of Lape Tiepigoa. He told of
where one family was so destitute,
that they amrdered a young squaw,
twenty-five years of age and the rest
of thi family ate her. At first hi'
tale was not beBeved. ant was corrob-
orated by toree white traders vrho ar
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ismathian Matters Are Considered in
the Senate.
WASHINGTON Tht senate re
quired less than i minute Tuesday to
dispose of the motion to refer to the
committee on postoffices the various
resolutions looking to an investigation
of the postoSce department. The
question had been previously debated
for hours at a time, but Tuesday no
senator manifested any disposition to
discuss it further and it was adopted
without negative vote.
After the passage of half a dozen
bills the senate returned to considera
tion of the Panama question. Mr.
Quarles spoke for almost two hours
in support of the ccurse of the admin
istration and was followed by Mr.
Patterson, who criticised the presi
dent's course in Panama. Mr. Patter
son was subjected to many interrup
tions and had not concluded when the
senate adjourned.
Quarle3 contended that up to the
time of the recognition of the inde
pendence of Panama the United States
had done nothing beyond sending it.;
warships to the harbor qf Panama
and Colon. Ee defended the president
against the charge cf undue haste and
against the charge that he had been
derelict in his duty in failing to open
the way under the Spooner act to the
construction of the Nicaragua canal
when he did not succeed in his nego
tiations with Colombia for a canal at
Panama. He said on the latter point
that there was no intervening time be
tween the failure in Bcgcta and the
convening of the American congress.
Mr. Patterson onpesed the canal
treaty. He said that if the treaty
should be ratified whatever wrong had
been committed had been condoned.
If nor ratified our ships in isthmian
waters should be withdrawn and the
suitus restored. He defended Colom
bia as being "not as bad as painted."
said that the secession cf Panama
from Colombia was as atrocious a
crime as would be the rebellion of
Wisconsin from the United States.
Mr. Patterson charged Mr. Spooner
with having abandoned his previous
position regarding the right of the
United States to interfere in Colom
bian affairs in Panama, but Mr Spoon
er contended that his position now
was he same as at the beginning. He
held that if Colombia did not protect
the right of transit it was the duty of
the United Stares to do so.
The controversy between Mr. Pat
terson and Mr. Sponer was extended.
They stood close together in the
main aisle of the senate talking freely
to each other, though at all times man
iiesting the utmost good wilL The
situation was contrary to Mr. Pettus'
idea of parliamentary proprieties and
he made the point that conversations
were not within the rules. The chair
rapped for order, and Mr. Spooner, re
sponding, said the senator from Ala
bama was entirely right. The fault
was all his own, he said, and tempo
rarily retired.
Not ten minutes afterward, how
ever, the two senators again were
standing together in the aisle. The
new discussion was on the point of
the extent to which the president was
responsible for Asisstant Secretary
Darling's order to the commander of
the Nashville directing him to prevent
the landing of Colombian troops on
the isthmus of Panama. Mr. Spooner
contended that the president was not
necessarily familiar with all the di
rections given by the departments.
Prof. Page Passes Away.
FREEPORT. HI. ProL Robert Stu
art rage, superintendent of the pub
lic schools ana prominent in educa
tional circles in the west, died on
Friday from a paralytic stroke.
Thompscn Will Return.
LINCOLN. Neb. D. E. Thompson.
Cnited States minister to Brazil, now
on a leave of absence, is expected
to arrive in Lincoln about February
S. The steamer Tennyson, on which
Mr. Thompson sailed from Rio Janeiro
Jannary-2 is due to arrive at Brook
lyn on Wednesday. January 20. Im
mediately after landing Mr. Thomp
son will go to Washington to report
to the state department. From Wash
ington he expects to go to Michigan
to visit relatives, and soon after tc
come to Lincoln.
Will Ask for Cnceasicns.
KANSAS CITY. A clash between
the Western Retail Implement Deal
ers association, meeting in annual
convention here, and the syndicate
that controls the harvesting machine
business was expected when repre
sentatives of the association met the
accredited agents of the International
Harvester company. The executive
beard of dealers. -after discussion of
the recent merger, decided to demand
Iowsr prices for harvesters and longer
time for payment. There was a
large number of delegates present.
American Sugar Beet Company Makes
Genersus Deal With Farmers.
GRAND ISLAND. The American
Beet Sugar company has just issued
its new contracts for the raising of
beets during the season of 1904 and a
much more favorable contract than
has ever ben issued is presented to
the farmers. The beet raiser has. in
ceeri, the choice of two contracts, one
the same as last year and the other a
flat rate contract, which, regardless
of the sugar content of the beet
provided only, as always, that it must
be a sound beet pay3 $4.75 to the
farmer within handling distance to
the factory, with 20 cents additional
for such of the beets which toward
"theTehiTof the stfabon'fcav-ebeen 8noW"!"rier wrt ar-Tortc TWJnry
before delivery. It is the expectation
that the beet raisers in this vicinity,
within hauling distance ot the factory,
will largely take advantage of the
fiat rate contract.
It is the first time the choice of
such favorable contracts as these have
been submitted. Some of the farm
ers have been favorable to the flat
rate price, owing to the fact that they
could not without expense- satisfy
themselves thoroughly as to the cor
rectness of the tests. Others have pre-
ferred the sliding scale. $4 per ton
fcr 14 per cent beets and 25 cents
additional per ton for every additional
per cent of sugar content found by
chemical analysis made by the fac
tory chemists. The flat rate contract
U here regarded as the most liberal
ever made by a Nebraska .beet sugar
William Lewis Probably Fatally In
jured by Employe of State Farm.
LINCOLN. William Lewis was shot
and probably fatally Lewis was shot
state farm by A. W Stratum or Ben
Taylor, employes cf the farm.
For some time corn had been miss-
Inc fri rVia lurn anrf thp tw mffl
i were detailed to sleep in the barn and
catch the thief if possible. During
the night they were awakened by
someone in the bam and saw Lewis,
who had already carried out two sacks
full of grain and returned for more.
They closed with Lewis and knocked
him down, but he got upon his feet
again and ran. The man fired and
Lewis dropped.
The ball, a 22-caliber. entered just
below the heart. Lewis was brought
to the city and Drs. Beachley and
Slatatery were summoned. They are
of the opinion that Lewis injuries are
fatal, though there is a bare chance
for his recovery
Complete Railroad Schedules.
LINCOLN Secretary Bennett of th
state board ofequalization has com
pleted his schedules for the assess
ment of railrcad property and it in
eludes evtrything in sight and wi
give the state board plenty of facts
upon which to base the value of the
franchise. 3Ir Bennett expects grear
results from the meetings of the
county assessors scon to be held.
These will b held in the senate cham
ber, but the time has not yet been
determined. Officers will be elected
and an organization will be effected.
It will be impressed upon the assessors
met they are responsible fcr the work
of their deputise and thIaw will be
discussed with them In detail.
Insurance Solicitor Fined.
PLATTSMOUTH J. Forrest .Mars-
ton was arraigned before Justice M.
Archer and pleaded guilty to the
cnarge of having solicited life insor-
an a f-r- r Ti !a cfra JTTsiTIir Ttii rnw '
fined him the sum of $30. Not having
the money to pay the fine he was tak
en back to the county jail.
Lewis Dies from Wounds.
LINCOLN William Lewis.
arTrt r
Zfr.tl ir ' u V Tf route, twenty-three miles and forty
!T f.Tr 7 niwh.Ie thought , fOQr n Ieg3 hoar;
to be stealing corn, died on Tuesdav. . . . . . , . ,
. i. - - on his bicycle, leaving the ofilce at
At the coroners inquest Stratum was 1 , . . , , . ..
a ,. , e ,, , . . .Jo clock a. m. and reaching the oflce
exonerated from all blame for the ' K 11-45 t -
shooting. The dead man leaves two '
sisters living in Omaha. Mrs. Marv J JV W. Woodrough of Omaha
Campbell of 2003 North Twentvc- has aaked tne '"P1 fcr
ond street and a Miss Lewis. " ! nfuncttoa to prevent the treasurer
' and county -commissioners of Doug-
Young Girl Found Dead.
SUPERIOR. Eunice, the 11-year-old
daughter of Robert Mann, was dis-
covered to be dead when called to
flr Tn th nrnof mnfuinw Tr tc
thought the death was due to a rup- ( e law, holding that it is uneonsti
tured blood vessel. tutionaL
This a Goad Year for Fruit.
YORK, Neb. H. H. Schneibley, f was authorized by the state tmiklar
one of the largest and most successful board. The incorporators are A. May
fruit growers in York county and a born, J. T. Bell, O. J. Maybora. J. W.
close observer of conditions, predicts ' Touts, William Sparka. John Trim, B.
that the coming season will be one of l L. Tillinghaxn, W. G. Smith and J. G.
the best fruit years. Neeley. At Prague the bank has in-
creased Its capital stock from 17.100
A married man says he objects to ', $10,000 and nt Hebron the bank of
giving his wife spending money be- Thayer county has Increased its cat.
cause she invariably spends it.
Denies All Liability.
The Union Pacific Railway company
filed in the snpreme court a brief
disclaiming any liability fcr the death
of Michael Smith, a Woodlawn farm-
er. who was killed in October. 1899,
while driving home from Lincoln. The
plaintiff. Mary Smith, who acted as
administratrix of the estate of her
husband, sued the company on the
ground that it was negligent in not
fencing Its track as required by
statute, and therefore ought to be held
liable for the death of her hus
band. Lmceln Alleges Dfscriminat'on.
A vigorous campaign is at once to
be inaugurated by the freight bureau
of the Lincoln Commercial club
against the alleged discrimination in
the matter of freight rate3 in favor of
Omaha and against Lincoln. This
was decided upon at the annrral meet
ing of the bureau held last week at
which a resolution was adopted call
ing for a rublic meeting for the dis- j small creek in the southern part of
cossion of the subject and for the j the county has awakened interest ia
raising of the funds necessary to the subject and induced a great deal
carry on the fight to stop the alleged of comment on the chances of strik
discifxnination. t ing oil in that vicinity.
The Missouri Pacific will ptu in a
new depot at Auburn.
Isaac Standerwick, one of tne pio
neer residents of Boone county, died
at his home in Albion last week.
Dodge county will spend S3.0O mors
for bridges this year than mat. Tfe.
cost of bridge work for the year is
estimated by the board of supervisors
at 118.000.
While Jacob Bauer, living two
miles south of Blue Spring., was
shelling corn his foot was enagat in
the gearing, mashing it so that ampu
tation was necessary.
( The case of tne state vs. Lou F.
' Woodrufi has seen on trial m the
being out two days
not agree and Judge
The Omaha Gas company paid a
royalty of $13.40$ into the city treas
ury for the privilege cf doing busi
ness in 1903. This amount la $1,122
more than last year and the largest
in history.
Rising City will have another bank
ing institution In the near future, the
organization of which was made iaet
week. It will be known as the
ers' State bank of Rialag Ctty, Ne
braska, with an authorized capital
of $30,000.
John Romberg, living eight mliea
west of Pender, while driving cattle
near his farm fell under his saddle
horse and fractured oae of his lea.
in three places. Althoaa a serious
injury, the leg will not have to be
The state banking board has turned
down a proposition of the Hathron
Mutual company of Minneapolis to as-
! snme the obligations cf the Dehor
Diamond company. This latter con
cern was a tontine company and the
board held that the first named was
too much on the same order.
William Ernst, a leading stockman
at Tecumseh, has bought the mother
of "Challenger, the Chicago prize
winrlng steer, cf Lawrence Murphy.
west tf town, and the cow is being
shipped to Lincoln, where she will
be used at the state experimental
farm for judging purposes. The farm
bought the animal,
Guy L. Cooper and W. H. Williams,
two well known young men cf Hum
boldt, have about completed arrange
ments to accompany a party of Old
World tourists in charge of a state
university professor. They expect to
leave in the early summer and visit
the principal points of interest on the
European continent during their three
months absence.
City Clerk T. H. Burke of Beatrice
has received word of the death of Ma
brother. Alvin Burke, which occurred
at Los Angeles. CaL. on January II.
Mr. Burk was born in Beatrice forty
three years ago. For a time he was
engaged in the printing business
there, but later went to Wyoming
where he contracted the disease
which caused his death.
The Dwight State bank of Dwfghr.
is a new institution that was author
ized to do business by the state bank
ing board. Its capital stock is $29.Mq.
Charles A. Erlckson. a wealthr
farmer and son of J. W. Ericksoc.
( nTjng seven miles north of Oaklaad.
( committed suicide at his father's home
by shooting himself through th.
Drajri with a 32-caIibre revolver,
The Oscit iiriitorim la nr!v
completed and will be one of the best
buildings of the kind in the state. It
Will be opened the first of next month.
. Mr. and Mrs. J B. Merwin came
! to Fremont and stopped at a hotel.
sext momma- Mr. Merwin was cone.
He left a letter to his wife stating
that he was going away and woaJd
never live with her again, and enclos
ed $2.50.
Burt, county's rural carriers chal
lenge the world to beat S. A. Bryant's
las county from collecting taxes on
der what is known as the scavenger
tax law enacted by the late legisla
ture. He also asks that they be re
. strained from spending any of the
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Dlller is said to have a aew hank
Yirh m Tivm1 erivlr t?A AAA If
I vMt """ vv w,vr-j. i
ital stock from t23,j00 to $39,090.
Coroner Thurston returned to Bar-
well from the northeastern part of th.
I county, where he was called to hold
( an inquest on the body of George
, Smith, a man of fifty years of age.
who committed suicide by niacins;
his bead over the mnxzie of a
gun and compelling bis
to pull the trigger. The man's head
was blown to pieces. Domestic trou
ble is the supposed cause for the deed.
T. B. Bates has disposed of his ir.
terest in the Plattsmouth Journal t
his brother, R. A. Bates, and with his
family has removed to Decatur, HL,
which is to be their future home
The committee appointed by th.
city council of Plattsmouth to exam
ine the buildings in that city and a;
certain if they were presided with
the proper facilities for escape in ease
of fire, found upon investigation tank
j not one three-story building contained
tne proper reaairexnents.
There is some talk of forming; a
I company to prospect for oil ia Gage
county. Tae discovery
and audita eeadd
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