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lraska Celebrating Her
V a t b.. uii 11 null II IIl'
JNtUlil HKAHI.Mi LA Kli r. I liU "
Distinguished Speakers Review the
, Past and Predict tli-j Future
i . . l
and Trlal9 of the Early
lora Thurday'n Daily.
ie silver anniversary celebra
ion ot Aciiraska s admission into
lie union was inauguarated at Lin
coln last evening. The city wa
crowded with people and tlie streets
were gaily decorated.,. ISxercises
, last evening were purely of an ora
torical and literary nature. The
l.ansing theater was crowded at an
any hour. Die mam lloor ot the
(1 i tor i 1 1 1 u was reserved for the
jiuen and women who hare resided
.Nebraska lor over a quarter ot a
century or more. The old settlers
were out iu full force and the entire
auditorium was filled with men and
women whose frosty brows bore the
touch of time Upon the Stage was
ex Governors Robert V. Furnas,
and James W. Dawes, and Judge M.
L. Hayward, of Nebraska City; lion
T. M. Marquette, of Lincoln; I Ion.
V. F. X orris of Norfolk; Mr. Mad
don of Fall City, the latter being
the oldest living pioneer of the state
and Mayor Weir.
f Hack of the speakers were massed
the Lincoln festival chorus of NX)
voices. The exercises of the eve
oiug opened with a magnificent
rendition of "The Heavens Are
Telling," from lladyn'a "Messiah."
Short addresses were made by ex-
iovernor Furnas. ex-Governor
Dawes, Judge Marquette and
udge Hayward, and the linal oni
on of the evening was delivered by
1 11 VT .. 1 I . .i
Judge Norris' address was a fitting
obc to the exercises of the eve
nting- It was a masterly efTort and
seldom has the grand state of
Nebraska been so eloquently de
scribed. The speaker touched up
on the wonderful fertility of soil,
the marvelous development of agri
cultural resources and the magnifi
cent future of the state. "Nebraska,"
he said, "is the great home state of
the Union, the highest dignity and
buimr which any state can attain.
'AJebraska is the central state of the
Union the keystone state of Anuv ;
J, J'ltfc Norris' address closed tin
'exercises at the Lansing op; r
house, the last word not bei;.
spoken until after 11 o'clock.
County Clerks Organize.
The county clerks resumed their
session yesterday morning at 10:30
in the senate chamber, and the com
mittee on constitution and by-laws
reported a code, of which the pre
"We, the county clerks of the state
of Nebraska, believing that by a
jmited and vigorous efTort, legisla
tion may be effected that will inure
to the benefit of the incumbents of
the offices of county clerk and ex
officio registrar of deeds, etc., and to
the welfare of the public at large, do
ilOIl flf nil si uurir!:i fy in lw IrtiAti'ti
o x jic AHHutiuuuu ii uiuiiy
I t T
v. utks ot rseurasKa.
The constitution limits the mem
bership to county clerks and their
deputies, except that honorary mem
berships may be retained after ex
piration of office, and defines the
Tlie second Tuesday in December
dt each year is designated as the
lay to hold the annual meetingand
the next meeting will be held at
After the constitution had been
adopted, the following officers were
I'resident J.D. Woods, Lancaster.
Vice-President R. M. Taggarl,
Secretary F. J. Sackett, Douglas.
Treasurer J, Kavanagh, Greeley.
K Kxecutive board-G. W. Phillips
t Platte, John C. Maher of Dawes,
IS. P. McCullom of Hutler, S. O.
Salisbury of Sarpy, and L. W. Shu
mah of Hamilton.
The jury in the case of Hays vs.
Mokaska Manufacturing Co., after
being out forty-three hours,
brought in a verdict for Hays for
The jury is still out iu the Fair
field vs. Karnes case.
This afternoon the case of Stoet
ler vs. Sam Archer will be tried.
'During Archer's term as chief of
police he arrested Stoetler and
kept him in jail over night and
now Stoetler wants $1,000 damages
for false imprisonment.
In the case of Fairfield vs. Karnes
wherein the plaintiff sued defen-
dant for $ UX) and the jury brought
iu a verdict for defendant for $2.20.
The jury was still out in the case of
Stoeller vs. S. S. Archer when TllK
llEk'ALn went to press.
John P. Lewis vs. Dwyer, Walling
& Livingston dismissed on de
murrer. The case of V. H. Miller vs. the
City of Plattsniouth occupied the
attention of Judge Chapman all
morning. The case was brought
by Miller against the city for dam
ages suet. lined by the city granting
the right of way of the M. P.
through the city and Miller brought
suit for $7i)0.
City Attorney Polk held that the
streets had never been legally va
cated and as they had never been
legally vacated Miller had no action
against the city. The jury was with
drawn and the case was continued,
the costs assessed to plaintiff.
The schools close June 17.
Dennis M tirry and Mary Skomal
were married this forenoon.
The '.(-months-old babe of August
Holmberg died this morning at 10
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Coatescame in
from Galesburg, Illinois, this morn
ing to visit with friends.
John Pittinan of Nehawka came
in this morning from Ottowa, Kan
sas, and is going on home this
The Missouri Pacific is now run
nig all stock trains to .South Omaha
through this city. Last Tuesday
evening was when the first through
stock train for the south passed
Miss Georgia and Maggie Oliver
left this morning for Central City.
They go to attend the wedding of
their friend Miss Nellie Taylor, who
will be married next Wednesday to
a Mr. Wlthrow.
Mr. White, of the Hrick and Terra
Cota works, has contracted to sup
ply 12.1 cars of brick for the new
government building in Oma
ha. The contract rails for two cars
every day until the 125 cars are de
livered. This speaks well for one of
Plastsmouth's industries and shows
that the brick made here is of the
We knew ISditorPolk otthe Platts
mouth New was tricky, but we did
not believe him capable of stooping
so far beneath his profession as to
garble an article in such an un
truthful manner as the one he cred
ited to this paper last week. The
News is welcome to use the shears
on the Republican, but it is not
showing a fraternal spirit to use
hUad pencil in tin manner re
" to above. Weeping Water
: :-se has been raised for the
ii. lit of Kditor llurton of the News
i tet him to conic out here to write
up tlie little springs of water and
lovely shady dells. His poetic Fa
ber can be sharpened on the ISagle's
bea't. Weeping Water Kagle. Hur
ton has found it impossible to go to
Weeping Water to write up the
"little springs of water and lovely
shady dells" on account of increas
ing business (?) but lias delegated
the slick and smooth FSditor Polk to
do the business.
Twenty-five young men from the
First congressional district assem
bled at the office of Congressman
Uryan in Lincoln yesterday to un
dergo the competitive examination
for an appointment to the West
Point military academy. Hut three
of them succeeded in passing the
somewhat rigorous physical exam
ination. Their names are John P.
Jack, Peru; Kdward Y. Porter, Col
lege View; Horace F. Uishop, Lin
coln. They were undergoing the
regular examination as to their
knowledge of English branches
A large sized smile stole over the
countenance of the public last eve
ning on reading "Current Com
ments" in the livening News, lSditor
Polk's paper. It appears ISditor
Sherman has started out on a tour
of the county, probably collecting
from his democratic subscribers,
who take their democracy ''without
money and without price," and the
News grows humorous over it iu its
usual placid style when its polit
ical editor descends to humor. Hut
the richness of the joke comes iu
when it is understood that the
News concern, with its paucity of
subscribers, readers and sup
porters, is starting the great and
onl) reliable political editor out on
a tour of Cass county to beat up
subscribers for the N'ews. When
that missionary of morals and
veracity gets home, the one sub
scriber which Hrother Sherman
caught will be just about one
hundred per cent in advance of the
support the "slick" editor of the
News will bring in. Polk poking
fun at Sherman is enough to give
the horses of all Cass the lockjaw.
One blessing, however, arises from
the pilgrimage of the editor and
proprietor (?) of the News, and that
is, Gus Hyers will give us a read
able paper iu his abaeuce.
KILLED AT THE TABLE.
Man's Duplicity and Woman's
Worse Than Weakness.
ANOTHER TUUJKliY AT LINCOLN.
W. H. Irvine Shot and Instantly
Killed C. E. Montgomery Yes
terday Mornlng--He De
clares His Wife was
Ruined by His
From Fridays Daily.
The Lincoln Journal gives the
following account of the tragedy
"Yesterday morning while all
Lincoln was rejoicing iu anticipa
tion of the festivities attendant up
on the silver celebration, a terrible
tragedy was enacted in the dining
parlors of the Hotel Lincoln.
Mr. Charles IS. Montgomery, one
of Lincoln's foremost citizens,
president of the German National
bank, was shot and almost instant
ly killed by William 11. Irvine, a
prominent real estate man of Salt
Lake City and a member of the
Utah territorial legislature. The
tragedy occurred at 7:110 and was
witnessed by a large number of
guests. The affair is the most sen
sational that has ever occurred iu
the city, while behind it lurks a tale
of domestic infidelity of more than
ordinary interest. The tragedy has
caused a profound sensation iu the
city by reason of the prominence of
the parties and the unexpected de
velopments that followed.
STOKY OF THE SHOOTING.
The particulars of the shooting,
as related by eyewitnesses, are to
the effect that Irvine entered the
dining room of the Lincoln hotel
I and hurriedly glancing around saw
Montgomery seated at a table at
the right of the entrance, facing to
the south. He stepped quickly to
ward the table when Montgomery
looked tip and started to rise to his
feet. (Juick as a flash Irvine drew a
revolver from his hip pocket and
fired twice in rapid succession.
Montgomery staggered around the
table over to the entrance of the
dining room and then fell, and with
a moan expired. In the meantime
Mr. D. H. Smith wrested the revol
ver from Irvine. The latter drew
some papers from his pocket and
holding them up, exclaimed:
"Gentlemen, I killed that man be
cause he ruined my family, and
here are the papers that tell the
The body of the murdered man
was removed to parlor C to await
the coining of the coroner. Dr.
Hurnett, leader of the Archer band
was in the hotel and made an exam
ination of the body. One of the balls
entered ji. st to the left of the left
nipple, struck a rib and glanced
under the skin across to about two
inches below the right nipple, from
which point it was removed. The
other ball entered between the left
nipp'e nnd the breast bone, probab
ly grazing the left verticle of the
heart nnd lodging to the left of the
spinal col umn. Death was caused
by internal hemorrhage.
After Irvine had been taken to the
police station he implored the offi
cers to send for Attorney Abbott.
Later iu the day the prisoner was
removed to the penitentiary.
SOME INSIDE HlaTOKY.
Montgomery and Irvine were on
terms of the closest intimacy, both
iu a business and social way, and
the former was a frequent and wel
come visitor in Irvine's home, where
he was received almost as a member
of the family. Montgomery and
Mrs. Irvine were seen frequently
out riding, while the world looked
on and wondered. Gossip soon be
gan to connect their names quite
freely, but the unsuspecting hus
band knew it not.
The reputed intimacy existiugbe
tween Mrs. Irvine and Montgomery
was brought to a temporary termi
nation by the removal of the Irvines
to Salt Lake. At that place, as in
Lincoln, Irvine was prosperous and
accumulated money rapidly. The
events which led directly to the un
fortunate tragedy had their incep
tion in a visit Mrs. Irvine made to
Lincoln, Omaha and Chicago last
winter. She arrived in Lincoln last
January and spent two weeks here,
visiting in the family of N. C.
Abbott. At the expiration of that
time she went to Omaha and spent
about two weeks there visiting
friends. On or about February 23
she left Omaha for Chicago and
rumor has it that Montgomery was
on the same train with her, and that
they spent several days at a hotel
as man and wife. Mrs. Irvine after
ward went to her old home at
Marion, Ind., to spend the remain
der ol the winter.
Meantime Irvine remained at Salt
Lake in ignorance of his wife's down
fall. He arrived in Lincoln Sunday
from Salt Lake and remained here
until Monday, a guest of his former
partner, Mr. Abbott. It was while I
here that he received the first inti
mation of his wife's infidelity, and
the shock came like a thunderbolt
in u clear sky. The unfortunate
man's movements from this time
until the deplorabie tragedy were
related to a number of close friends
MKS. Ik'VINK CONFESSES.
The intelligence of his wife's dis
honor, he said, almost drove him
crazy, still he was loth to believe it.
That Montgomery, his intimate ami
i lose friend, hail deliberately done
him this great wrong whs incompre
hensible. He determined to know
the worst and on Monday be took
the 2:40 p. m. train for Chicago
where his wife was to meet him with
their little daughter ami they were
then to go east and spend the sum
mer on the seashore. He arrived in
Chicago on Tuesday and confronted
his wife with the terrible rumors
that had reached him. Mrs. Irvine
broke down and confessed every
thing. She made a statement in
writing uckunv. '.edging her faith
lessness. Armed with this docu
ment, Irvine lelt poste haste for
Lincoln with the intent, as he says,
of consulting Attorney Abbott in
relation t j the proper course for him
to pursue. He arrived iu the city on
the early llyer at 5 o'clock yesterday
morning, and first went to Abbott's
residence, 170S M street, but the lat
ter had not yet made his appear
ance, and not wanting to disturb
his rest, Irvine would not permit
the servant to awaken him. He then
walked o,vcr out to his former home
next door. As he contemplated the
place where he had spent so many
happy hours u Hood of tender me
mories arose and many lights nnd
shadows flashed across the camera
of his brain. With the siglit of the
happy home of other days and the
knowledge that his life was ruined
forever came the desire for ven
geance. Irvine then returned to
Abbott's residence, and not finding
him up, came down town and went
directly to the Lincoln hotel, where
he re named until the tragedy was
THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY.
A Number of Early Representatives
Meet at Lincoln
The celebration of the twenty-fifth
birthday of Nebraska at Lincoln
was a big day in the history of the
state capital. Hon. G. M. Lambert
son delivered an eloquent and mas
terly address. The industrial pa
rade was fully three miles long.
An ode to the Nebraska silver an
niversary by Mary Uird Finch was
It was 0:47 yesterday morning
when Mark Dunham of Omaha
called to order the members of the
legislature of Sii7; also those of the
session of IN ill, and those of the
preceeding territorial sessions,
which was the first scheduled meet
ing of the day. The following
members answered to the roll call:
Session of 1So7 Martin Dunham,
I. S. Haskell and lv. P. Childs of
Douglas; George N. Crawford and
T. W. Trumblin, Sarpy; Lnwson
Sheldon and Isaac Wiles, Cass; J. IS.
Kelley, Platte; J. A. Muthank, Wash
ington; T.J. Majors, Nemaha.
Session of 1N00-H. W. Parker and
Nathan Hlakcly of Gage.
Hon. I. S. Haskell of Omaha
thought the members should attend
the general exercises iu the other
end of the building in a body. He
added that the members present
should indulge iu recalling the
events of the early legislative his
tory of the state.
Mr. Wiles of Cass thought the
members of the legislature of 1S00
should receive a special invitation
The president explained that by
the terms of the call convening the
session, all members of any session
previous to 1S07 were included.
Mr. Wiles told how he had the
honor to introduce the bill which
defined the design on the great seal
of Nebraska, and that in his mind
tin- words "equality before the law,"
which are made a part of the seal
of the state, meant and should be
made to include and guarantee to
women the right of suffrage.
I Ie was followed in a speech by
Kelley of Alma, who in H(VJ repre
sented Platte county, and who elo
quently pictured the phenomenal
growth and progress made by Ne
braska and the nation since its ad
mission and he also pleaded for
equal rights for women. Speaking
on the subject of national appropri
ations he said that he was in favor
of "$1,000,000,000 or $2,X)0,UU0,(I0 if
the expenses of the government
make it necessory." He thought "no
other state offered so good an op
portunity to make u home and ac
quire a competency as does Nebras
ka, whether in the professions, at
tlie forge or in the fields."
Dr. L. IS. Roe of Council lilulfs
and Mr. Hamilton Morton of Omaha
were in the city to-day and made a
pleasant call atTllK II KKALI) office.
Charles Swan of Union was in the
city yesterday on business.
GYGLONE VISITS KANSAS.
Wellington, Kansas, Struck by
a Destructive Cyclone.
HHK KKK.AKSori IN Til K HKPKIh
lheC5rand Army Hall Turned Into
a Hospital nnd th Dead and
Wounded are Biting Cared
For - The City
This morning papers announce
that Wellington. Kansas, was struck
by terrible cyclone last evening
and the entire city was destroyed.
About liftv people were
killed and 12a injured, but the
confusion was so yre it that the ex
act los of life could not be stated
definitely last night. Among the
MRS. WILLIAM SASIIKN,
KITH IS STRA1IN.
SILVIA ami WALTF.R FOR.
The Wellington hotel and the
Phillips house, the two largest ho
tels in the city were completely
wrecked anil the ruins of the Phil
lips house took fire. Many of the
guests were doubtless burned to
A heavy storm of wind and rain
preceeded the cyclone about half
an hour. A few minutes after nine
o'clock the cyclone struck the city,
coining from the southwest. There
were no premonitory signs. lSvery
body was indoors and the clouds
passed with its destructive rush
unseen. Washington avenue, the
principal business street, is lined
on both sides for block with ruins.
Toad to the horror fire broke out in
the del iris of Colonel Robinson's
block and a woman, Mrs. Susan
Ashe, is supposed to have perished
in the flames, and the Monitor,
Press anil Voice printing office lie
a head of brick and mortar.
Just across the street a laborer
named Fanning was taken out of
the ruins dead, and there are sup
posed to be other bodies in the ruins.
Hundreds of dwellings are either
totally destroyed or more or less
damaged. The city is in darkness,
as broken mains made it necessary
to shut down the gas works and
save destruction from tire.
Hon. James Lawrence, candidate
for attorney general, had an arm
broken. Walter Forsythe was taken
from the ruins dangerously
wounded, and his brother ISd was
talking for an hour before his relief.
Seven bodies have been taken out
of the Phillips house ruins, and a
large force of men are hard at work
removing theTdebris. Two members
of the Salvation army are expected
to die from injuries received.
At Squire Smith's residence seven
persons are more or less injured,
The streets are littered with tin roof,
ing, cloth awning, broken glass and
ISverybody is on the streets carry
ing lanterns, and it is utterly im
possible to get to the exact facts.
The destruction is simply awful,
and every minute adds to the hor
ror of the situation.
The Standard and Mail offices are
wrecked. The opera house and
dozens of the best business build
ings are useless. Fine school build
ings and churches are ruined, and
the loss will foot up many thous
ands of dollars. No reports have
been received from other points.
The storm came from the south
west anil beyond demolishing i
few residences did no material dam
age until Jefferson avenue was
reached; here the Lutheran church
was totally destroyed. The storm
continued eastward, raising- every
building iu the two blocks bou tided
by Jefferson avenue, Sixth, Seventh
and Ninth streets.
Mrs. Sashen and MissStrahn were
sisters. They were killed by the
collapse of the Sashen fc Kirk car
riage factory and their bodies are
in the burning ruins of that struc
ture. Silva and Walter Forsythe
rectived fatal injuries. Ida Jones
was a dining room girl in the Phil
lips house and was instantly killed.
Her body was the first to be taken
from the ruins of that building.
Grand Army hall has been con
verted into a hospital and hundreds
are now employed in carrying the
dead and injured to places of
Wellington is the county seat of
FRED GORDER 12
IIAVIS A VKRT LARGIS STOCK OF
Harness - and - Buggies.
AND A I'L'LL LINK OF FARM MACHINERY, SI CH A
IIOOSIER SEEDERS. PLOWS. HARROWS. ETC.
WIS CARRY THK TWO LISA DING CULTIVATORS
AND UADGEIl KiDINU CULTIVATOHS
They also carry a full Line ol' Implements at
their house in Weeping Water.
Fred Corder Son
Sumner and has a population of
over li),uu) inhabitants. It is in the
center of a thickly-settled agricul
tural district and is the most prom
iiunt town in Southern Kansas.
At a recent meeting of the busi
ness mens association delegates
were elected to the state conven
tion to be helil at Omaha June 13, It
and la. The fol lowing were elected:
Charles Cummins, Fred Herr
mann, ISd Oliver, A. R Knotts ami
O. II. Snyder.
L. D. Dennett, K. G. Fricke, Fred
R.unge, J no. Hatt and C. A. Mar
shall. ISvery local merchant that at
tends the third annual convention
will be well repaid for his time and
evpenseand everyone who is inter
ested in securing legislation in the
interest of the retail merchant
The jury in the case of Stotler vs.
Archer, wherein Archer was sued
for $l,(Xif,, a verdict was rendered in
favor ol plaintilf for :fl0.
Judge Chapman has adjourned
court until 0 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing. Fred Slu oeiler, of Cedar Creek, i
iu the city to day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swearingeu
went up to ISlmwood to visit over
Deputy Oil Inspector K. S. White
went up to Omaha to-day on official
Miss ISdna Adams and Miss Mary
McClelland went up to Omaha this
Mrs. Win. L. Wells cf South Hend,
is in the city, the guest of II. J.
Streight and family.
The heavy rain last night caused
the water to hack up and flood
Charley IHack's cellar.
The sociable last night at the
Christian church was a success
both socially and finau:ially.
Mrs. Arthur Jackson came iu from
McCook last night to visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Streight.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murphy are re
joicing over the advent of a boy
baby that made its appearance last
The assessors from ISight Mile
Grove, Center and Greenwood pre
cincts have made their returns to
the county clerk.
Rol t. Donovan, an iiuuale of the
assyl mi at Lincoln, escaped again
yesterday nod walked to this city
arriving here this afternoon. The
officers have him in charge.
Ronl Estate Transfers.
Following are lie real estate
transfers for the past week as com
piled by Poik Pros., abstracters
and publishers of the Daily Record:
P. J. Xiehols In J. J, Slmniii.r,, lt 1,
blk liiinle i GO (Ml
J J SliiiiitHiii uiul wife to J (J Ailiims,
Int I, I lk .", l-.jiiili- 1100 III)
South I'liitte l.uml I'n to C A Miinkrr
lotn -'Jl Louisville 50 (10
J fiiinlon Mini wife to J l'erry, t of
He'4 of ne4 :H-I! II l.V) Oil
II lv K'lH'h well unit wife to C A Mini
ker.lot till Louisville 2."i0 00
X Ji'ITithoii to J II Jeirerson lot BH,
lilk rilery I'laee mill to PinUs
i itli 4.V) 00
C Mini kit to A A Kviiiih, w'-jiif nw'i
L LimiriiH unit wife to W T Sninsoti
lots I.Vlii, llk H, VHllery I'laee mill
tDl'lllttsilllllltll lino 00
Kli7.11 Luckev uiul IiiihIimikI to J A
(ireen, it of ne'-j !l DM1 ViO 00
M K liner nnil hiisliiiiiil to lv L She)
ton, purt of lot II, West (ireetiwiioil 100 (Ml
A N Smith to II. J Helps, lot HI, Por
ter I'liiec mill to I'liittsiiiiiiith Cr 141
Hud of Promise lodge, I), of R.,
held their regular election of offi
cers last night, resulting as follows:
Noble Grand Laura Twii-s.
V i ce G r a n 1 1 - M a ry K ro e h I e r .
Secretary Mrs. Alice Cory.
Treasurer -Mrs. F. II. Steimker.
Miss llattie Shipman was elected
as representative to the grand
lodge, which meets in Omaha iu
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