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THE NORTH PLATlE.SEMliWEEKL ISJBUMDISDAIL-iaMIfl, -SEE1EMBER.10,..1895.. . .
Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Corner of Spruce and Sixth-sts.
i The North
FLOUR and FEED.
a Share of Your Irade.
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QflWN0 al1 th6re aU kiDdS f
(; N Seasonable ' j
:' j$r l Hardware,
k - JX PRICES LOW.
M k Qash Tells; :
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PAINTS, BRONZES, ARTISTS'
FURNITURE POLISHES, PREPARED HOUSE AND BUGGY PAINTS,
KALSOMINE MATERIAL, WINDOW SHADES.
ESTABLISHED JULY 1868.
P. J. BROEKER.
I0ETH : PLATTE : PHAEMACY,
Dr. N. McOABB, Prop., J. E. BUSH, Manager.
lSTOR,rPTT PLATTE, - - nSTEBA.SIC-A-
W"e aim to liandle tlie Best Grrades of
Q-oods, sell tliem at Reasonable
Fig-are s, and W arrant Every tiling
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific railway respectfully solicited.
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Copper sind Galvanized
nice. Tin and Iron Roofings.
Estimates furnished. Repairing of all kinds receive prompt
Locust Street, Between Eiftli and Sixth,
ISTortlL "Platte, -
FINEST SAMPLE ROOM IN NORTH PLATTE
Having refitted our rooms in the finest of style, the. pnblic
is invited to call and see us, insuring courteous treatment.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
Our billiard hall is supplied with the best'raake oLtables
and competent attendants will supply all your wants.
KEITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE x'BE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
are U-uaranteed uresli, our
are as Low as the Lowest. We
Prompt Delivery. "We Solicit
COLORS AND BRUSHES, PIANO AND
310 SPRUCE STREET.
A Fine Line of Piece
Goods to select from.
First-class Fit. Excels
jlRA Jj. BARE, Editor and Proprietor
V SUBSCBIPTIOK KATES.
One Year, cash in advance, . $1.25.
Six Months, cash in advance 75 Cents, j
Entered at the KorthPIstte (Nebraska) postoSce as
The Chicago Telephone Co. has
drawn the line at their feminine
employees wearing the bloomer
costume. The dear girls are qui
etly disregarding the order.
year ' tne.- wool cup in tne
united fctates?is tnirty-one minion
pounds less than last year; evidence
.. - . . .... ....
that the wool industry is rapidly
democratic tariff j
A Fhontier county "pop" pa
per wishes to wager 10 to l tnat
the devil .is a politician. In order
to be precisely correct it should
have further said that he is proba
bly of the populist variety.
The Gandy Pioneer is of ;the
opinion that H. M. Grimes, of this
city, possesses the three requisite,
viz: integrity, competency -and
popularity, to make
campaign this fall
. At a political party ball game at
Stockville last week, the republi
cans mader twenty-two earned runs
while the populists manasred to
make but seven scores from off the
errors of their opponents. Is this
a straw? There be people in, Ne
braska who think such is the case.
Speaker Crisp says that W. C.
Whitney is the most available man
!for the democratic standard bearer
next year. The latter and "our
Chauncey" assert positively that
Grover the great is the only indi
vidual .to whom this banquet ot
-Dead Sea fruit should be tendered,
party of civil
out the lines between Alaska and
England's possessions. Be care
ful of trespassing, John, for
next year there will be elected a
federal administration that will
.not stand any monkeying with Un
cle Sam's line fences.-
. 'Little Jim Soversign's proposed
('boycott by the K. of L. against U.
S. national bank notes proved to be
just as ineffectual as the boycott a
couple ot years ago against the
product of a bigTSt. Louis brewery.
hKuights of Labor are by no means
fools if Jimmy does continue to is
sue proclamations to the order
upon that theory.
The democratic state convention
at Lincoln last Thursday was
largely attended, nearly all of the
643 delegates entitled to seats be-1
ing present. The delegate from
this city .nominated T. J. Mahoney,
of Omaha, for judge of the supreme
court, and that gentleman became
the candidate without opposition.
hMr. Mahoney will be third man in
W. L. Greene, of Kearney, who
perhaps the greatest political
demagague in the state, has been
nominated by the populists for
judge of the Twelfth judicial dis
trict. Although the pops have had
a majority in tne district at past
elections, it would seen easy work
for the republicans to turhHown
such a man as Greene.
The question, Mr.
in drawing" an
between this paper
and the diseased figment of a dis
ordered French brain, induced by
an overindulcfence in the seductive
absinthe. The principal point, at
issue is did you or did you not en
deavor, with malice aforethought,
lo steal this apparent favorite vol
ume from the public library?
To the Era's correspondent at
Hershey: The Tribune is confident
that the pop party ot Lincoln
county is already dead, but this
journal wants to assist in burying-
it so deep this fall that the purifi
cation of its remains will not pol
lute the otherwise pure air. With
this end in view The Tribune
will have considerable to say for
the next few weeks. Drop in and
It is hard for an American to ad-1
mit that he has showed his heels to
brother J. Bull, yet as has been the
customary practice lor many vears
in the international j'acht race last
Saturday the Yankee boat out-
sae(i the English craft almost
te minutes in a thirty-mile!
course. When tne aforesaid J.
Bull, Esq., wishes to procure a
world-beater in the way of a sail-
yessel he must get it built in
The Iyincolu county populists
will hold their convention on the
28th inst.. one week after the re
publicans have put in the .field the
winning- picket. The slate made j
by the pop whipcrackers of . North,
i Platte, and which no private in the"
to attempt to
is, va follows:
clerk, Miller j
5 -i.ac it
rXclerk of the
trict curt.iX)rr county superin
temdent, GoItiV county judge and
Teat 'iaebasistency" which the
aihooijr of the Era. seems to
think, existed in those two items he
xeoabiisliai from THE TRIBUNE
lasi w6k,?is not, apparent to any
ome but i himself. Mr. Warner's
candidacy for the nomination for
treasurer is received with almost ;
unanimous aooroval from the mem-
bers otHscartr. and therefore no
i . - '
opposifiok Worth mentioning has
develodlvAVith iMr. Warner as
tne republican, candidate,
chanan who aorjears to be the
Era's- special pet -cannot hope to
FAMILY. XLOWX IXTp ETERNITY.
BalUUBsr h DabHBtie' Wrecked by an
AtssMwUl JExpllon of Dynamite.
MmKSiPousr Sept. A frightful
acoideat reeultiaff in the death of four
persoa ocourred at Speoht's Ferry, a
Bmsll station on the Milwaukee road 12
milag above .Dubuque, la. A. Kirsohner
of Fountain Citv has the contract of
putting wing dams in the river and has
a larg e force of men employed,
men employed, xnese
.men boarded in a large shanty run by
Edward Latshaw, whose home was in
Victory, Wis. Sunday morning Fore
man C. H. Owens was passing the build
ing when he noticed one of thoLat
ehaws firing a rifle near the house,
which raised near the ground, and un
der it a large amount of dynamite was
stored. Owens pointed out the danger
of a& explosion and the lad promised to
stop frujg, the gun. Owens passed
along and had got about SO feet, when
the gfui was firtcl again and an explo
sion of dynahiitl'fpllowed. There were
seven petso&rin the building, which
was blowh to atonw. Of the seven
four were killed, also the boy outside
who fired the fatal shot. The killed
Charity Latshaw, his wife.
Ray Latsiuw, his. son, aged 13.
MAT Latshaw, his. son, aged 8.
Hans Bjorkstss of : LaCrosso.
Mabel Latshaw, aged 15, had her skull
Mat Faber of Wabash, suffered severe
contusions. " " . -
Ed Bench of Lansing, had his eye blown
out and sustained other severe injuries.
A little gill) aged 5, standing outside,
had her clothing entirely stripped from
her, but ytm .not isjured. Word was
telegraphed to .Dubuque, and in a short
time several doctors were on a special
train which made the 12 mile3 in 13
minutes. The injured were brought to
tne cicy ana-.pjacea in a Hospital, it is
thought one of the men and the girl will
AIX MIGHT HAVE ESCAPED.
Oae of tke Sad Xeatares of the MicIiIgiD
, vMIhs Horror.
HOUQHTO, 34ich., Sept. 9. Huge
volumes of smoke Btill issuing from the
mouths of shafts Nos. 1, 2 and S show
that the awful fire which started in the
Osceola copper mine shortly before noon
Saturday ia. still burning fiercely and
the bodies of the 90 miners entombed
are still lying somewhere below the
surface without a doubtr dead, suffocated
by smoke and gas. Besides those al
ready reported, the following men have
been found to be among the missing:
Frederick Peardon, Isaac Harlow, Mike
Vbc, Isaac Mattison, Andrew Rossa
wick, James Wins. M. Cook and Sam
Five Polacks, whose names are un
known at headquarters, are also missing,
At the time the alarm was sounded
over 200 were under ground and all
could have escaped had they used
proper precautions. Several miners in
tne nignc passed a group or seven or
eight men who had stopped to rest and
were smoking their pipes. When told
to hurry to the surface they remarked
they had plenty of time and not one
reached the surface. The skips were
kept running up and down all day Sat
urday in order to give any of the en
tombed miners a chance to escape if
they could reach the skip alive, but
none came up. Another attempt will
bo made to reach the men in the morn
ing. There is no danger or tne Doaies
beincr burned, as it is generally thought
the men escaped from the shaft to some
of the drifts leading to other shafts and
were overcome by gas and smoke before
they could reach a place of safety. This
being the case the bodies will be recov
ered as soon as the fire is gotten under
control and the eases cleared out of the
mine. The shaft has been surrounded
by thousands of people, all hoping that
some sign or word would be gotten
from the men, but have returned to
their homes, fearing the worst.
Jaclc tho Blpper Murder.
. London, Sept. 9. Another supposed
Jack the Bipper murder was discovered
at Kensal Green. The victim was an
unfortunate woman of the outcast class
and her throat was cut from ear to ear
and her head fearfully battered with a
stone. No trace has been discovered of
Will Hant and Fish.
Carbon, Wy., Sept. 9. Messrs. J.
Chilberg, purchasing agent of the
Union Pacific Coal company, S. J. Mc
Geath and Fred Foster of the Cudahy
Packing company of Omaha, left for a
10 days' hunting and fishing trip to
Battle lake. '
Dies In His Carriage.
Zanesvtllk, O., Sept. 9. Hon.B. F.
Power, a prominent attorney and leader
of the anti-Brice -forces in this section,
dropped dead in his carriage while put
driving with his wife.
Two Thousand Deaths Daily.
St. Petersburg, Sep!. 9. A Vladi
vostock dispatch to the NbvoVremya
says that cholera is raging in China and
that 2,000 deaths occurred daily in
Pioneer Called Away.
Douglas, Wy., Sept. 9. Charles A.
Pollard, ex-county commissioner of
Converse county, and one of the pioneer
. . J r j. j ...i
settlers of central Wyoming, died at his
ranch on LaBonte creek.
Captured by American Cyclist.
Paris, Sept. 9. The grand prize of
the wheelmen at the Vendoimrdtt Leino
was carried off "by the Amerifcan' -oyclit
G. At .EncaKiBment at LonisYille
Opens With a Parade.
GREETING TO GEN". LAWLER,
Reeeptien of the Commander-in-Chief and
His Staff tke Feature of the First Day.
Falls City Throws Open Her Gates
Louisville, Sept. 9. The 2flth en
campment of the G. A. R. was opened
with a parade on the arrival' of Commander-in-Chief
Lawler and staff at 7:30
a. ra. General Lawler and the Colum
bian post of Chicago and other organi
zations on the es
cort special Monon
train were met at
the Union depot
by members of the
committee on in
vitation and re
ception in oaT
riages. The Ken
Guard, local posts
and other civil or
m 1 -1
general lawler. iormea on .croaq
way.Ja waiting arrival of the special train,
which was on time to the satisfaction of
the multitude assembled along the line
of march, from the Union depot to the
In the first carriage, with Com
mander-in-Chief Lawler, were Colone'
W. R. Kelly, commander of the G. A
R.f department of Kentucky, and the
chairman of the invitation and rocep
tion committee. The Louisville le
gion was a feature ,of the
parade. At the Gault house, the head
quarters oi tne national omcers are
beautifully decorated, and elaborate ar
rangements were made for receptions
during the day. While the reception of
the commander-in-chief and his staff
was the most imposing event of the dayr
the, receptions at the depots of G. A. R.
posts and veterans arriving in other
groups were equally interesting. Special
trains arrived as fast as they could be
handled at the depots, and the local
escorts were kept busy. Many veterans
recognized old comrades at the depots
From early morning and throughout
the day drum corps were heard in all
directions as the veterans were being
escorted to their respective headquarters
on their arrival. Reports from all the
railroads indicate that the roads are full
of extra trains, and the arrangements
here are certainly equal to the enter
tainment of all that are coming.
Fifty Thousand on the Ground.
The railroads estimated that up till
noon today tney have carried 50,000
people into Louisville. The railroads
antioipate their rush will be during the
next 5?4 hours, as most of the visitors
will be here for the naval parade to
morrow lnornmg. Tne bsg G. A. R.
parade occurs on Wednesday morning.
All the headquarters are open today,
and those of Minnesota and Colorado
are very hospitable in the contest for
the location of the next encampment at
St." Paul or Denver. While tho influx
from northern states is tremendous yet
it does not surpass the tide from the
All the railroads from southern states
are running trains as close together tor
day as possible for safety, and their
reports indicate that the demand for
passage will continue all night. The
attendance of Confederate veterans is
very large and they are active in help
ing the people of Louisville entertain
the "Yankees." The decorations were
thought to be completed yesterday, but
men, women and children were busy
everywhere - today putting out more
flags. The city is literally covered with
folds of red, white and blue. Commander-in-Chief
Buudy, of the Sous of
Veterans, is quartered with Commander
Lawler, and the Sons of Veterans will
spend the week here en route to Knox
ville, as well as mauy who are ea route
to-the meeting of the Army of Tennes
see and the dedication of the monu
ments at Chickaraauga. The day was
pleasant and everything on the open
ing day was favorable for the most suc
cessful entertainment of the boys in
Blue by their brothers in Grey.
Civil Service Examinations.
Washington, Sept. 9. The civil
service commission has fixed Sept. 30 as
the date for the next examination of ap
I 1 1 ? A P i . I -V
pneancs in mis city iorcne uraaes in tne
government printing office. The two
examinations already held probably will
not supply the demand for compositors.
Very few applications have been re
ceived for the positions of book binder,
pressman, atereotyper and electrotyper.
The maximum age limitation for all
officers in the government printing office
has been removed.
Concatenation of Hoo-Hoos.
Minneapolis, Sept. 9. Tho annual
Concatenation of the Hoo-Hoos of the
Universe began here at 9 a. in. with 200
delegates in attendance, which number
was doubled before the day was over.
Vice Regent E. Walker, Jr., of Min
neapolis, called the assemply to order,
and an address of welcome by Mayor
Pratt was responded to by W. Eddy
Barnes of St. Louis, Grand Snark of the
universe, and W. I. Ewart of Guerdon,
Ark., where the order was born.
EX'Frcsldent Harrison's Flans.
Saratoga, Sept. 9. Ex-President
Harrison, it is expected, will pass the
fall and early part of the winter here.
His son-in-law, J. R. McKee, has rented
for three months and will take-possession
on Sept. 35 of the William H. Mc
Call cottage on Circular street. . Gen
eral Harrison will be tho guest of tho
Inspector Varner Dead.
Lexington, Va., Sept. 9. John A.
, Varner, Chin'se inspector at the port of
Portland, Or., died here at midnight.
Druggists Not Forming a Trnst.
Denver, Sept. 9. J. C. Eliel, the
newly elected president of the National
Wholesale Druggists association, offi
oiallv denies the renorhs tplntrrimliprl
f from Denver to the effect that the drug
' gists' association and the National Pro-
ST f7'Z T , 7 r 1 - b
the formation of a trust to raise nnces.
Stove Works Are Sold.
Sioux City, Sept. S: The plant and
juipment of the Sioux ..Gityy stove
works were sold to' satisfy claims
against the company. A. F. Call pur
chasea the property for $20,000.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S.-Goy't Report
CLAIM! .JUMPERS KILLED.
.f .J ,
Fatal Tight Between Miners and Desper
adoes Tn Ntb Conntn Kevxda.
Los Angeles, Sept. 9. Laformatioh
has just been received here of a terrible
light in Nr& county, Nevada, between
miners and desperadoes, which resulted
in tho instant killing of two of the' latter
and the probable fatal shooting of a
third. Their names are Phil Foote, a
gambler; Check Longs treet, a half-breed,
both killed, and another half-breed,
whose name is unknpwn, was badly
wounded. George and Bob Montgom
ery and their friends did the shooting.
The tragedy is the result of an attempt
to jump a claim belonging to the Mont
gomerys. John SIcArthur, who also
claimed the mine, employed Phil Foote,
Billy Moyer, Check Longstreet, and six
others, well armed, to guard his inter
ests. While seated at breakfast, a
crowd of men, headed by tho Montgom
ery boys, surprised them and poured a
volley into the crowd before they could
reach their weapons or escape. Moyer
succeeded in getting away. A posse of
deputies have gone to the district, and
further trouble is expected.
GOLD RESERVE DWINDLING.
Heafy "Withdrsswals Which the Bond Syn
dicate Falls to Offsot.
New York, Sept. 9. Nesslage &
Fuller will ship f 100,000 in gold on to
Oelrichs & Co. will ship $150,000 and
and W. H. Crossman & Bro. $1,000,000
in gold by tomorrow's steamer. The
latter firm have withdrawn half of the
amount named from the subtreasury.
The International Jiletal company
will shin $06,000 in cold bars. This
shipment is of smelter bars.
Up to this hour there has been no de
posit made by the bond syndicate for
Washington, Sept. : 9. Today's state
ment of tho condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, flSd,
206,690'; gold reserve, 98,910,772.
WRECKED r.l' A WASHOUT.
Encineer and Fireman ef a Special Train
Killed Kea-r Neoshe, Ma; '
Neosho, Mo., Sept. 9. A sjMeial
train of four cars of ties and Imrabec
a passenger coach on the Kr.nsas Cityv
Pittsburg and Gulf railway was wrcisii
five miles south of Jtere at a. m. Vy
running into a washout. Jmkr Fore,
the engineer, and William Fitagerald,
fireman, were killed. Jasper Rowe,
brakeman, was badly injured, in tke
back. Several other washouts aro re
ported near here and train service will
be abandoned for several days.
Shot While riaylnfir Ghost.
Massillon, O., Sept. 9. For soeae
time past the residents of Prospectatrset
have been annoyed by what supersti
tious people called a ghost. Last nighfe
Frank Webb and William Conrad.wish-
ing to have some sport, dressed them
selves to represent the ghost. Henry
Ryder, on his way home, saw the pair,
and thinking it was the much talked of
ghost, fired at them. Webb received a
flesh wound in the arm and Conrad got
a ball in his heel. Neither are serious
ly though painfully injured.
Dattlo IJettveon Alaskan Indians'
Seattle, Sept. 9. Advices by steam
er Willapa state that Chilkoot and Chil-
kat Indians engaged in a free fight near
Dyes recently during which two Indians
were shot dead and a squaw badly
wounded. The cause of the bloody
affray was whisky, and it is feared that
more bloodshed will follow owing to the
lawless and warlike nature of the Chil
kats. Frakor Identified hy His Sister.
RicmioND. Mo., Sept. 9. Mrs. N. J.
McRuder of Atlanta, Mo., sister of Dr.
Fraker, has arrived here, and if any
doubt existed as to the identity of the
man now in jail it was dispelled with
his meeting with her. After the meet
ing in the jail Mr?. McRuder. was seen
in her hotel and said the prisoner was
Fraker beyond a doubt.
Order of Choien Friends.
Cleveland, Sept. 9. The 10th bi
ennial convention of the supreme coun
cil of the Order of Chosen Friends con
vened here today. Mayor McKisson de
livered an address of welcome, to which
Supreme Councillor Morris responded.
The morning session was devoted to the
reading of the reports of the grand offi
cers. Probably a Murder.
.Phoenix, Ari., Sept. 9. Jay H.
Miller, the commercial agent of the
Maricopa and Phoenix railroad, was
shot nearhi3 office. He died almost in
stantly. Two shots were heard in rapid
succession, both taking effect in the
head. Somo think it is suicide, but it is
probably a murder.
To Sell Out the Church.
York, Neb., Sept. 9. In the district
court of York county the heirs of the
late Henry Mansfield are seeking to
foreclose what they claim is a contract,
under the terms of which they have the
right to the property held by the Epis
copal church of this city.
Drowned While Trying to Save nil Son.
Topeka, Sept. 9. George A. Miller
was drowned in Deer creek at Vinwood
park, a resort near here, while attempt
ing to save his 12-year-old son from a
similar fate. Miller was foreman of a
Rock Island bridge construction gang.
Employment Agent 3obbeL
Pittsburg, Sept. 9. Emil Dorner,
an employment agent of this city, was
attacked an-1 robbed by a score of in
furiated coal miners near Finleyville
and left on the ground for dead.
Drunken Man's Deed.
Clinton, Ills., Sept. 9. George Cap
linger shot his wife twice and then fired
a bullet into his head, inflicting upon
himself a fatal wound. Caplinger wa3
Lumber Yard Wiped Out.
San Jose, Cab, Sept. 9. Fire broke
out in the J3an Jose Lumber company's
yards and destroyed property valued at
Commission to Investigate Mission
ary Massacre Gets Down to Work. ,
THREE W1T2TESSES HEm
English and Amoricaa Consuls ArrlTeat
the Scene of the Blots and. Begin the,
tTakIas of Testimony Dronth In
Australia Foreign Ncw,
B. C, Sept. 9. Privato:
letters from Shanghai just received here
announce that the commission appointed
by the British and American govern
ments to investigate the Ku Cheng
massacre arrived at Ku Cheng on Aug.
17th without a shadow of molestation
from the barbarous hords alleged by
Chinese officials to have established a
reign of terror throughout the province.
The commission had at last advicessre
ceived the statements of three wit
nesses, Dr. Gregory, of the Americans
M. E. mission at Foo Chow: the Rev.:H.
E. Phillips and Miss. Harmon of Ku
Cheng. : j
After describing the massacre Dr.
Gregory says: "It was undoubtedly
committed by members of the secretfsb-
ciety known as the vegetarians, andthg
murder was done to order, deliberately
planned and executed by a party of 80
men, armed with spears and-6Words,I
showing emphatic evidences of military
discipline. The members of the mis6&'
band had no suspicion of the attack,
which was swift and terrible, the wholr
affair being over in much less time than
it takes me to write it." I
More Spanish Troops Beady. ,
Madrid, Sept. 9. A third array,
corps ot 20,000 is to be organized ready
to sail for Cuba in November in casoof
necessity. Official advices have ben
received from Cuba that the Spanish
defeated the insurgents at SeborondL,
Brazil Selected as Arbitrator. .
Luia, Peru, Sept. 9. Itis announced
tkat Brazil will be asked to act aS pri-
awu-r arbitrator in the Boligian trouble.
If Bral declines then Colombia will1 be
Drek In- AaatrwHa.
Lo5DONPJ3$pt 9- -A- Melfeoarne dit
to The Tiee says the drouth is
the 3rtrtkwest hag sow lated eirrht V
tfc, cftfkgisc great loseee to ship
cattle. "- K
Cecil Bfcelea' CmUMoa.
LcxfcOelL'Sflnfc: 9.Bom:Ccil Rhexiaic.
prinM -asin'ieferof Cape Colony, althogjh-?
suffering with influenza,
toad am ofieial duties.
STCKX 70it A DEAD 3IA2TS
Cettttftt Over the Estate of John
Spokane, Wash., Sept. 9. The con
test for the estate of old John. Wyant.
who was murdered near Spangle this
county, thre ' years ago, has developed
qoe of th7 moot puzzling my stories, in
thV' history of the west. John "'and
Joseph Wyant were Virginia boys, who
came west many years ago. Joseph
settled in Iowa, married and brought up
a family of 12 children. John went to
Missouri, and tho q tion of his mar
riage is now in dispute. -
Several years ago John camo to Wash
ington and took up a fine farm near
Spokane. There he lived alone, consid-.
ered a bachelor, until the night of liis
murder, and the attempt of the mur
derer to conceal the evidence of his
crime by firing the house. A young
man who claims to be the son of the
murdered man, is here claiming the
property and this case is now before
Judge Moore of the superior court.
Depositions have been taken in Vir
ginia and Nebraska, the congressman's
former home, conflict as to his identity.
Some of tho neighbors aro quite posi
tive that John Wyant was never mar-,
ried. Others are fully positive that he.,
was. A decision is not expected for
Zip Wyatt's Singular Funeral.
South Enid, O. T., Sept. 9. Zip
Wyatt, who is believed to have stolen
more cattle and horses and been in more
train and bank robberies aud committed
more murders and cost tho government
more money and the lives of a larger
number of officers and citizens than
any other outlaw who ever lived in time
of peace, was buried at public expense,
in Enid cemetery. There were only
three persons present, the man who
made the coffin, the drayman who con
veyed the body and the man who dug
the grave; each was employed by county
officials to perform his part. During
his entiro illness Wyatt refused to see
any minister and hence no services were
held at the grave.
Woods All In a Blazo.
Menohinee, Mich., Sept. 0. Dis
patches from Herniansville report heavy
loss of lumber owned by the Wisconsin
Land and Lumber company by fire.
Fire engines from Iron Mountain and
Norway are assisting tho Herniansville
department and it is hoped the factory
can be saved. The woods are on fire in
Hangman Kept Waiting:.
Guthrie, O. T., Sept. 9. In the ter
ritorial supreme court a new trial waa
granted. John Dorrett, under sentence
to be hanged for the murder of Sher
man Long in the Osage reservation
nearly four years ago.
ZT Large Brewery Uurned.
Amsterdam, N. Y . Sopt. 9: The
large brewery of H. A. Bowie, on West
Main street, and adjoining barns and
sheds were totally destroyed byfire.
The loss is $200,000, with an insurance
Death of Judgo Hurley.
Portland, Or., Sept. 9. Circuit
Judge Hartwell Hurley died at his.resi
dence in this city of pneumonia cc
tracted while- making the ascr at! -Mount
Adams a f e-?f weeks since. . .
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