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C T. SHERMAN, Publisher.
PLATTSilOUTH. I x NEBRASKA.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Postmaster General Bi&sell issued
an order that hereafter an address la
bel may be pasted on the address side
of an envelop as well as the message
side of a postal card.
The government officials at Wash
ington will endeavor to keep out sev
enty anarchists reported to be on their
way to the United States.
Fifth Auditor Holcomb in his an
nual report announces a deficit in the
foreign mission fund for the year of
Silas Jokes and his wife and child
perished in flames that destroj-ed their
home near Knoxville, la.
The working- home for the blind at
Iberia, O., was destroyed by fire and
one inmate was fatally burned.
Stephen Williams, a negro who at
tempted to assault Mrs. Nardesty, an
aged white woman, was taken from
the jail at Marlboro, Md., by masked
men and hanged.
J. Adam Bede, United States mar
shal for Minnesota, has resigned rather
than forego participation in the po
litical campaign. '
Vesbelmex at Philadelphia feared
that the schooner John D. Williams,
eight men, and the steamer Falcon,
seven men, were lost.
Evert passenger conductor on the
Grand Trunk system was shifted to
another division as a result of recent
Habbt Sharpe, a Missouri Pacific
conductor, was thrown from his train
by tramps and killed near Jefferson
The striking of a match by a care
less bystander caused an explosion at
a gas well near Greenfield, Ind.. and
five drillers were dangerously burned.
Mrs. Chari.es Wimeer and her 11-year-old
son, Louis, were killed by a
Big Four train at Indianapolis.
Near Ilornick. la., a territory of 300
acres of land has been on fire for two
months. The soil is burned to a depth
of 5 feet.
Interviews with leading men of Illi
nois show a majority in favor of state
control of the Lincoln monument at
The treasury receipts at Washing
ton during twenty days of the present
month amounted to 512,874,853 and the
disbursements $20,577,000, leaving a
deficit for the twenty days of ST, 702, -142,
The deficit for the fiscal year
amounts to 13,482.205.
Fire destroyed the home of Rev.
Boss Taylor in South Nyack, X. Y.,
and four of bis children perished.
Three other persons were seriously in
jured. The residence of Sylvester Yeagle,
near Carlisle, )., was struck by light
ning and consumed and Mrs. Yeagle
and two children were killed and their
bodies burned to ashes.
A windstorm at Win field, Kan., and
the surrounding country wrecked
many buildings and injured several
persons. At Gueda Springs ten houses
and two hotels were blown down.
Strychnine was placed in the coffee
at the Colusa (CaL) county hospital by
a discharged Chinaman and twenty
two persons were made ill, one of
Six men were buried under a falling
wall while demolishing an old build
ing at St. Paul and two of them would
Harrison Smith, of Atlanta, Ga.,
father of eleven children, killed him
self when his wife presented him with
Society women of Saginaw, Mich.,
organized a union and will require
their servant girls to be in the house
at 10 p. m.
Sanford Baldwin, of Ilannibal
Mo., ended an unhappy marital ex
istence by killing his wife and himself.
A conference looking to the uniting
of all the iron works of the country in
one organization was being held in In
dianapolis. A mad dog bit six persons at Wichita,
Armed bandits were said to be in
practical control of Indian territory
and federal aid in their suppression
Three prisoners tistder sentence of
death fought in the jail at Tahlequah,
I. T., two of them being fatally in
'ured. Jonx Waltz, an aged and well
known citizen of Cambridge City, Ind..
shot and fatally injured his 2-year-old
son and then himself. Domestic
trouble was the cause.
Jons P. Weed, a prominent whole
sale merchant of Toledo, O., and his
wife were probably fatally injured in
a runaway accident.
Chausckt Wheaton, a wealthy
farmer of Athens, Pa., was bunkoed
out of $5,000 by two sharpers.
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 2 2d was: Wheat,
76.65U.000 bushels; corn, S.S99.000 bush
els; oati, 9,145,000 bushels; rye, 408,000
bushels; barley 3,068,000 bushels.
A national organization to be known
as the Federated Metal Trades of Amer
ica was formed in Indianapolis with
Lee Johnson, of Kansas City, as presi
dent. Sharp earthquake shocks were felt
at Los Angeles, San Diego and Campo,
The president and his family left
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., for Washington.
The outlaws in Harlan county, Ky.,
have become so lawless and defiant
that the authorities decided to sup
press them at once.
John II. Dood, for thirty years busi
ness manager of the Courier, dropped
dead at his home in Zanesville, O., of
Ait explosion from an unknown
cause wrecked a St. Louis grocery
store and injured five persons, one
The national convention of German
Epworth leagues met at St. Paul with
a, large attendance.
James IC Eooeklt, returning to
Fort Henry, N. Y., from Oklahoma,
paid $1,000 for a worthless bond to
two confidence men in Chicago.
Helen Grier, of Spokane, Wash.,
convicted of poisoning her sixth hus
band, was sentenced to ten years in
Runs on the Pittsburgh (Fa.) "dis
cretionary pools" continued, and
George M. Irwin & Co., one of the
principal concerns, suspended, with
liabilities of over $1,000,000.
In his annual report Gen. Otis urges
the acquirement by the government of
strategic points on Puget sound.
A.mybteriocs disease has broken out
among Arizona miners in the Cour
d'Alene district. Several hundred per
sons have been stricken.
Capt. Henry A. Ford, an educator
and newspaper writer of state reputa
tion, fell dead on a street car in De
troit. The Big Four railway shops at Wa
bash, Ind., were destroyed by fire,
causing a loss of over $100,009.
Cyclist Seatu.es completed his ride
from Chicago to New York in 6 days,
7 hours and SO minutes, lowering the
previous record an hour.
Ebenezer S. Reeve, a shoe dealer at
Philadelphia, Pa., failed for 5100,000.
The Central hotel at Raton, N. M.J
burned and James La Point, James
McCool and Al Kennedy, railroad men,
perished in the flames.
Alonzo P. Eddy and his wife and
two children were killed by the cars
while driving across the Erie tracks at
Watts Flats, N. Y.
Albert G. Harding rode 100 miles on
a bicycle at St- Louis in 4:37 4-5, a cut
in the record of twenty-three minutes.
The fishing schooner Dora A. Law
son arrived at Gloucester, Mass., from
the banks and reported the loss of
four of her crew.
On a straight course at Buffalo, N.
Y., John S. Johnson rode a mile on a
bicycle in 1:35 2-5.
An explosion from an unknown
cause wrecked a Marion (Ind.) photo
graph gallery and three persons were
S. P. Teades & Sons, merchants at
Salt Lake City, made an assignment
with liabilities of over $200,000.
Steel men from all parts of the coun
try met in New York to form a trust.
Fred Cogshall killed his wife at
Attleboro, Mass., during a quarrel and
then killed himself.
Connecticut savings banks notified
depositors to withdraw all sums over
$10,000, so as to be relieved of the in
An equestrian statne of Maj. Gen.
George B. McClellan was unveiled at
Philadelphia with imposing ceremony.
To put an end to lawlessness in In
dian territory Secretary Smith will
recommend abrogation of the treaties
and establishment of a territorial gov
ernment. Stern & Co., New York shirt manu
facturers, failed for $350,000 and Louis
S. Stern, one of the partners, drowned
Thomas Pcbdt, Dayton, O., had for
nearly a week been in a cataleptic
trance, his body being as stiff as a
Capt. R. JL Pratt's annual report of
the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian school shows
a successful year. There were 602 pu
Two men lost their lives in a prairie
fire which swept through portions of
Cherry and Grant counties. Neb., burn
ing over a 6trtp of country 50 miles in
width and destroying hay stacks,
homes, and in some instances stock.
The president has recognized the
consuls and vice, consuls of the new
consular service of the Hawaiian re
public. Gov. William C Renfrow, of Okla
homa territory, in his annual report to
the secretary of the interior says the
erritory has a population of 250,000.
The taxable valuation of the territory
is $19,947,922. The governor recom
mends the admission of Oklahoma and
Indian territory as one state.
A new counterfeit $5 treasury note
with the Thomas head was in circula
tion in Rochester, N. Y.
The eastern anthracite coal sales
agents decided to advance prices twenty-five
cents on stove and fifteen cents
on other sizes.
Flying Jib paced an exhibition mile
in 2:03 at Louisville, Ky.
Fred Douglass addressed the Amer
can Missionary association at Lowell,
Mass. He said the negro still needed
a helping band.
A Union county (N. J.) gTand jury
brought in a presentment against
churches and societies which run lot
teries at festivals.
A daughter of Squire Hause, of Jef
fersonville, Ind., who has married 8,000
eloping couples, eloped with Roy
Howard and was married.
The statistician of the United States
department of agriculture has made
the following cotton crop estimate:
Acres planted in 1893, 19,525,000; num
ber of bales harvested, 7,493,000.
The sudden extinguishment of the
lights caused a panic in Noble's opera
house at Tiffin, O.. and a number of
persons were badly injured.
J. J. Reithman and J. J. Reithman
& Co., wholesale druggists in Denver,
failed for $500,000.
A ten-acre tract of hone stone, a
valuable mineral, has been discovered
in Hardin county, la.
A decrease of $14,281,596, of which
$10,000,000 is in the item of pensions,
is shown by Secretary Smith's esti
mate of appropriations for the next
It was announced that foreign offi
cials would, cooperate with the United
States in keeping criminals from emi
grating to this country.
Eli Kbouse and Edward Wardneese,
mill-owners, were run over and killed
by a train at Reelsville, Ind.
One man was killed and eleven
others entombed by a cave-in in the
Pewabic mine at Iron Mountain, l.irji.
Seven officials of justice's courts
were indicted at Denver, CoL, for forg
ing names on witness certificates and
defrauding the county out of thou
sands of dollarr
According to a decision rendered at
Kansas City, Mo., by Assistant United
States District Attorney Draffen, all
laws for punishing repeaters at the
polls have been repealed.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
Andrew Smith, a member of the firm
of Smith Brothers, manufacturers of
cough drops, died in Poughkeepsie, N.
Y., aged 58 years. He was widely
known as a philanthropist.
George O. Sharpe, of Elyria, O.,
says his grandmother, Mrs. Critten
den, is 133 j'ears old, and that her
mother, who died in Scotland, was 146
years of age.
Jopeph Dorsett Bedle, ex-governor
of New Jersey, died in. a New York
hospital from a surgical operation,
aged 63 years.
Nearly as many women registered
in Denver, CoL, as men, 61,400 names
having been entered on the books.
Mrs. Hannah Chaffee, widow of
Fay Chaffee, died at Adrian, Kan.,
aged 102 years.
The legislature of Georgia convened
J. C Daiilman, democratic candidate
for auditor of 'Nebraska, withdrew to
aid in the election of his populist op
ponent. Mrs. Mary A. Woolbridge, general
corresponding secretary of the Inter
national W. C. T. U., died at her home
Dr. H. T. IIelmbold, of patent medi
cine fame, died suddenly of apoplexy
in the asylum for the insane at Tren
ton, N. J., aged 57 years.
Col. Gabkick Malleby, U. S. A., re
tired, died in Washington. He was in
charge of the signal service bureau
from 1870 to 1876.
The Japanese diet, in session at
Hiroshima, granted the government's
demand for $150,000,000 to carry on the
war with China.
Fierce gales raged along the British
coast, wrecking numerous vessels and
causing the loss of many lives.
It was reported that negotiations
for peace between China and Japan
were in progress at SeouL
Fobty bodies were recovered from
the colliery at Anina, Hungary, where
an explosion of firedamp occurred.
Advices from London say that num
bers of leading English and foreign
anarchists were vacating their haunts
in London and the majority were pro
ceeding singly to America.
Bbigands visited the ranch of Fran
cisco Perez, near Jalositlan, Mex., and
killed Mr. Perez and four of his em
ployes. Three of the bandits were
captured and shot.
A battle occurred near Yi Chow and
the Japanese were repulsed with a
loss of 3.000 men on each side.
An earthquake almost completely
destroyed the town of Sakata, Japan.
The loss of life was heavy and the loss
to property enormous.
The Swedish schooner Alene, loaded
with gunpowder, was blown up off
Peterhead, Scotland, and all her crew
Two women and three children were
killed and twenty-seven others injured
during a panic in a church at Trokh,
Russia, caused by a lamp upsetting.
Three thousand houses were de
stroyed and 260 persons killed and
many injured by an earthquake in
Six men were killed and twenty in
jured by an explosion on the Freneh
cruiser Arethuse while her engines
were being tested.
The sultan of Morocco ordered Muley
Amin to go to Melilia with a force of
soldiers to delimit the Spanish and
There were 231 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 20th, against 253 the week
previous and 352 in the correspond
ing time in 1S93.
Robbebs at Malvern, la., wrecked
the Farmers' national bank with dyna
mite and stole about $3,000 in cash.
Dispatches from Wi Ju state that
Japanese troops routed the Chinese
with heavy' loss near Fushang, on the
Mrs. Christian Border celebrated
her 105th birthday at Lewiston, III.
She was 10 years old when Washington
died. She is in fair health.
Chancellor von Caprivi and Count
Botho Zn Eulenberg, of the German
cabinet, tendered their resignations
to Emperor William.
Fire destroyed a warehouse of the
Deering company's harvesting ma
chine plant in Chicago, entailing a loss
Officers of the Omaha (Neb.) na
tional bank were endeavoring to ferret
out a thief who had stolen large
amounts from its safety vaults.
The post office at Roaring Springs,
Pa., was robbed by unknown men,
who secured 13,000 stamps and $400
The Cunarder Lucania has again
beaten herself, making a trip across
the Atlantic in 5 days, 7 hours and 23
minutes, the fastest ever made.
Youno Hammett, 14 years of age,
committed suicide at Columbia, S. C
Punishment by his father for excessive
cigarette smoking was the cause.
Labe Latham and Isaac Keebler,
white caps, and Elijah Helton, their
intended victim, were killed in a fight
in Sevier county, Tenn.
Owing to the increase of smallpox
Secretary Hoke Smith closed the en
tire interior department in Washing
ton. An unknown man started prairie
fires in Nebraska which destroyed sev
eral lives and a vast amount of prop
erty. Stirred to action by a recent mur
der, people of Milwaukee will close the
saloons in the vicinity of the soldiers'
Capt. J. A. Manning, inspector of
life-saving stations, dropped dead in a
train at Grand Rapids, Mich.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 26th aggre
gated $911,918,325, against $950,045,900
the previous week. Th decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1693, was. 8.
FALL OF CAPRIVL
Emperor William Receives His
Inability to Agree Upon Methods of Deal
Ins with the Socialists the Cause
Count Waldersee May Be
Berlin, Oct. S7. The report that
Chancellor von Caprivi has handed his
resignation to the emperor is con
firmed. Count Zu Eulenbnrg, president
fof the ministerial council, has also re
signed. Dr. Miquel, Prussian finance
minister, has been appointed president
of the counciL
Prince von Hohenlohe-Shillings-furst,
governor of Alsace-Lorraine,
has been offered the
fore offering the
chancellorship t o
consulted with the
envoy from Bavaria,
ony and Baden. It
is reported that
declined the office owing to his
age. The emperor has summoned
Gen. Count Waldersee, the po
litical soldier who was conspicious in
the final intrigues against Bismarck.
The general inference is that he in
tends to make him Caprivi's suc
cessor. Should Waldersee become
chancellor the office of Prussian
premier probably would be given him
shortly, and thus the division of the
two posts which was effected at the
time of the schoo bill crisis would be
ended. There is a rumor that Gen.
Bronsart von Schellendorf is a candi
date for the Prussian premiership and
the chancellorship. Either of these
generals would be acceptable to the
conservatives, who have become totally
estranged from the government under
the Caprivi regime.
The immediate cause of Chancellor
von Caprivi's resignation resignation
is not entirely clear. It is known,
however, that the differences between
him and Count Botho Zu Eulenburg
had grown too sharp to be ignored or
compromised. Caprivi at first was
strongly opposed to severe steps against
the social democrats and anarchists,
while Eulenburg favored extreme
measures. Under pressure from the
emperor the chancellor is said to have
yielded several points early in the
week, but his master only got him
into trouble with the federal minis
ters, in whose council he presided
Thursday. Several ministers op
posed his proposal that the reichs
tag amend the penal code so as
to deal more severely with the
socialists. The individual states,
they said, should be left to
legislate within their own borders for
the suppression of the social democracy
and anarchy. The chancellor was
equally embarrassed when the ques
tion of financial reforms was broached.
The envoj's made several demands for
changes in the financial relations of
the states to the empire, but the chan
cellor was manifestly out of sympathy
with all of them.
Caprivi is believed to have been
crushed between the emperor and bhe
federal envoys, not going far enough
to suit the former and going too far
to suit the latter. The difficulties of
his position were increased, moreover,
by the intrigues of Miquel and Eulen
burg, who for more than a year have
spared no effort to discredit his poli
cies and diminish his influence with
London, Oct. 27. The Morning Post's
Berlin correspondent says:
"Everybody with a sense of fair play de
nounces the despicable Intrigues of tbe
agrarian and Blsmarcklan reactionist groups
against Count von Caprivi The socialists wlU
rejoice because the dread of them, although
they did not raise a finger, has been sufficient
to plunge the empire Into a crisis."
The Daily News' correspondent in
Berlin says of Caprivi's fall:
"After the conference with the federal min
isters the chancellor had an audience with the
emperor, who Is understood to have approved
of his ministers' proposals In everything. It
was settled that he should reniulm. The only
difficulty was In bringing about tolerable
relations between Caprivi and Eulenberg,
wnose antagonism was an open secret. The
matter had assumed the character of a per
sonal quarrel, which In tbe Interest of the au
thority of the government had to be settled.
This seems to have been the cause of Caprivi's
falL The emperor had the alternative Cap
rivi or Eulenberg and he decided in favor of
"It Is not known whether the chancellor
previously informed bis majesty of his inten
tion to convoke the federal ministers: if not,
the reason of his fall Is clear. It was sn Imperial
reprimand. Bismarck's conference with Wind
thorst without the imperial knowledge really
caused Bismarck's fall, and the present
sltuatlom Is somewhat similar to the one in the
spring of 1880. Bismarck will enjoy a happy
day. By his hand his successor has at last
been overthrown, and under similar circum
stances. "Caprivi's fall ts a purely domestic affair,
and in no way affect Germany's foreign pol
icy "The event must, however, affect Germany's
position in Europe. At home tbe removal of
Caprivi must arouse the greatest apprehen
sions in German liberal quarters. Although a
thorough conservative, he was not a man of
force. He disliked extremes. As matters
stand, his dismissal can only be regarded as a
sign that the emperor is determined to adopt
Eulenburg's scheme against socialism. A con
flict of a dangerous character therefore ap
pears on the horizon, the consequences of
which are simply Incalculable."
Berlin, Oct. 27. The National Zeit
ung says that . Drs. Lent and Kretz
Bchmar, German scientists, and sev
eral of their native followers, have
been massacred in the Kilima-Njaro
district in East Africa.
Death ot a Southern Jurist.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 27. Judge
William M. Brooks, 80 years old, one
of the south's most eminent jurists,
dropped dead of heart disease at his
supper table Friday night. He pre
sided at the national democratic con
vention which met at Charleston, S.
C, in 1800, and nominated John C
Breckinridge for president, and also
at the Alabama secession convention.
In Foil llloom.
Elgin, 111., Oct. 27. Apple and cher
ry trees, strawberry vines and other
plants are in blossom in many gardens
in Elgin and vicinity.
OUT OF A JOB.
United States Marshal Bedo's Resignation
Washington, Oct. 20. The publica
tion in St. Paul of J. Adam Bede's
letter of resignation as United States
marshal is regarded at the department
of justice as a sufficient reason for the
publication of the attorney general's
letter of acceptance. In the course of
his letter Marshal Bede, after uncon
ditionally tendering his resignation
because he cannot conscientiously
obey the president's order forbidding
federal appointees doing campaign
"I do this because the party to which I have
ever given my allegiance and in the principles
of which I have an abiding faith, is this year
being maligned. by know-nothings and mounte
banks and charged with evils that come from
. "When I must choose between public office
and my friends I shall take my friends, and
nothing shall stand between my best efforts
and their interests."
The attorney general's letter accept
ing Marshal Bede's resignation is as
"I have yours of the 16th Inst.. In which you
tender your resignation of the office of
United States marshal on the ground that you
cannot consistently or conscientiously govern
yourself by an order of President Cleveland of
1886. which forbids federal office-holders from
engaging in political .campaign work.
"I have just been obliged to call for the
resignation of a United States marshal, who,
beginning a political campaign with speech
makipg, ended by shooting, and is now under
Indictment for murder. From the tone and
temper of your letter, it would not be surpris
ing to find you in the like predicament
should you undertake to be s political
worker and a United States marshal
at the same time. Undue excitement and
recklessness are always most inevitable when
the ordinary political partisanship is added
to the personal interest inseparable from of
ficeholding. Your resignation as marshal Is
accepted, to take effect upon the appointment
snd qualification of your successor."
FROUDE IS DEAD.
Great Historian and Religions Writer
Parses Away at London.
London, Oct. 2S. James Anthony
Froude, LU D., the celebrated reli
gious writer and historian, died at 6:30
a. m. Saturday, aged 76 years.
James Anthony Froude. LI D. , youngest
son of the late venerable R. II. Froude, arch
deacon of Totnes, was born at Darlington.
Devonshire, April 23. 1818. was educated at
Westminster and at Oriel college. Oxford,
where be was graduated in 184a In 1842 he
became a fellow of Exeter college. He was or
dained a deacon la the Church of England in
1844. Bis theological writings were condemned
by the university authorities and he accepted
an appointment which he had received to a
teachership in Tasmania.
It was in 1SE6 that he published the first two
volumes of his History of England From the
Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish
Armada." The twelfth and final volume ap
peared In 1870. In tbe autumn of 1872 Mr.
Froude visited the United States and de
livered a series of lectures on the relations
between Great Britain and Ireland, taking
the position that the Irish were them
selves to blame for a large proportion of the
difficulties In which their country has been In
volved, because of their own internal Jealous
ies. During the last year of his life, he de
voted most of his time and attention to the
writing of books, aclin? as the editor of sev
eral magazines. His health bad been gradu
ally failing until be was ablo to move about
his house and garden no longer.
DEATH OF DR. HELMBOLD.
Patent-Medicine Millionaire Dies la a New
Jersey Insane Asylum.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 27. Dr. IL T.
IIelmbold, of extract of buchu fame,
died Wednesday in the state asy
lum for the insane in this city. He
was 57 years of age and had been an
inmate of the institution about three
years. He was sent to the Pennsyl
vania asylum at Norristown and
spent several years there, when his
wife secured his release. He then re
sumed his patent medicine business
and became a millionaire. For many
years he conducted a drug store in the
Continental hotel building in Phila
delphia, and later in the Herald build
ing, at Broadway and Ann street, New
York. Several years ago he took up
his residence in Long Branch, where
he, at different times, entertained Gen.
Grant and other dignitaries.
PINE LAND FRAUDS.
Four Persons in Wisconsin Indicted on
Madison. Wis.. Oct. 23. Some of the
results of the recent session of the fed
eral grand jury were seen Saturday
when four individuals were arraigned
before Judge Bunn to answer the vari
ous charges in connection with al
leged pine land frauds in the Ashland
region. The arraignments were as
Wsrren E. McCord, of Chippewa Falls, for
conspiracy to defraud the United States of
public lands and for perjury; Robert C
Heydlauff . receiver of the Ashland land office
during the Harrison administration, for con
spiracy, perjury, forgery, embezzlement and
presenting false clams against the govern
ment; Arthur K- Osborne, of Ashland, for con
spiracy; Mrs. Gussie L. Andrews, of Iron
River, for conspiracy.
The indictments are numerous and
bulky, with many counts.
Secretary pmlth Asks 914.000,000 Less
tor Ills Department.
Washington, Oct. 27. Secretary
Hoke Smith has completed that por
tion of his annual report containing
the estimates of appropriations re
quired for the next fiscal year. For
die present fiscal year the amount
appropriated by congress for the in
terior department was $169,554,950.
Secretary Smith asks for only $155,
805,278 for next year, which is a de
crease of nearly 814,000,000. Among
the items in which a decrease is fig
ured on is that for payment of pen
sions. This item shows a decrease
from last year's estimate of $10,000,-
Overwork Causes tbe Death or a Promt,
nent Temperance Worker.
Chicago, Oct. 27. Mrs. Mary A.
Wood bridge, corresponding secretary
of the Women's Christian Temperance
union, died Thursday evening at 6:11
o'clock at the residence of Mrs. C E.
Bigelow, who is a cousin of Miss
Frances Willard. Mrs. Woodbridge
was known as "Miss Willard's right
arm," and her death is the direct re
sult of overwork. The disease with
wbV-h she died is termed embolism.
Her health was exceedingly good up
to two days aro, and she died before
her friends realised that she was really
RIFLED THE BOXES.
Mysterious Robbery of Safety Deposit
Vaults In Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 27. The fact was
made public Friday that a large sum
of money had been mysteriously
taken from boxes in the safety vaults
of the Omaha national bank. The
discovery was made more than two
weeks ago, and every precaution haa:
been taken by the bank officials to
keep the matter a secret. The princi
pal loser in the case as far as known:
is William Gladish, the retail druggist.1
Gladish has been the lessee of a
box in the vaults of the Omaha
national for a number of years.
Last March he placed in his )
box the sum of Si, 700 m gold. He dis-,
covered October 5 about $1,200 of the,
amount was missing. He notified
Mr. Millard and the investiga
tion commenced. So far, how-
ever, all efforts to discover the manner'
in which the money was lost have
failed, and the bank authorities as
well as the police are as much in the
dark as ever. Another party who
claims to have lost money from
the vault is Blanche Wilson. She
claims three $100 bills have been,
abstracted from her box and that'
she has no means of know
ing how the money was lost. The dis-1
covery of the losses has overwhelmed:
the Omaha national officials with per-1
plexity. They place every reliance on'
the parties who have any connection'
with the management of the vaults,:
and are thoroughly in the dark as to'
how the losses could have occurred.
WRECKED THE BUILDING.
Inexperienced Burglars Use Nltro-Clycer
lne to Open a Malvern (la.) Bank Vault.
Malvern, la, Oct. 27. The Farmers
and Mechanics bank was visited by
burglars Friday morning, and it is
supposed that $2,000 in cash was
stolen. Nitro-glycerine was used in
opening the vault. The thieves evi
dently did not thoroughly understand
the terrific effect of its use, for the
building was practically blown to
pieces and the money and otaer com
tents sents crashing into the street.
The explosion aroused the whole
neighborhood and the thieves left;
money scattered over tne floor in their
haste to get away.
It was daylight Friday morning be
fore the true state of affairs could be
ascertained. The floor of the bank
was covered with debris a foot thick,
and mixed up with it all was the banks
securities and the larger portion of the
mouey which had been in the safe ;
When the bank closed Thursday
night there was about $3,000 on hand.
So far nearly $5,000 of this has
been picked out of the debris. This
was mostly in bills, and a great deal
of it is torn and mutilated to such an
extent that it cannot be determined
yet just what its value will be. The
securities have nearly all been recov
ered. According to this the robbers
succeeded in getting away with some
thing like $3,000. This amount was
mostly in gold and silver.
Oct. Thornton Presents Ills Report on
Washington, Oct. 27. The annual
report of Gov. Thornton, of New Mex
ich, has been submitted to the secre
tary of the interior. The governor
says there has been no material change
in population, but a healthy growth
has set in of a desirable class
of immigration in almost every county
of the territory, especially in the
agricultural portion. At the end of
the last fiscal year there was a cash
balance of $189,899 in tbe treasury of
the territory. "The traffic in whis
ky," the governor says, "which has
been the cause of so much poverty
among the Navajos and has led to so
much crime in the past, has, during
the past year, largely decreased." The
total school enrollment was 45.SS9. The
governor says that the process of rais
ing crops by the aid of irrigation
ditches has been very beneficial in
New Mexico, as without ditches or
wells agriculture would be a failure in
GRAND LODGE WINS.
A Decision of Importance to Knights of
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 27. Judge
Brown, of the Marion county court,
has decided a case of wide interest to
Knights of Pythias. When Koerner
lodge seceded 6oon after the biennial
session at Washington on the Ger
man ritual question it claimed
all its property. The grand lodge
brought suit to recover. The court
holds for the grand lodge, deciding
that the property under such circum
stances falls to the grand lodge in
trust for one year and then in abso
lute ownership, if the year elapses
without the reorganization of the
NEW WHISKY TRUST.
The Great White Spirit Company Incor
porated in New Jersey.
New York, Oct. 27. rapers were
filed Friday in the secretary of state's
office at Trenton, N. J., which in
dicate the formation of a new
whisky trust The papers com
prise the articles of incorpora
tion of a concern to be known
as the Great White Spirit company,
with a paid up capital of $5,000,000, the
total authorized capital being limited
by the charter to $50,000,000. The
principal offices and place of business
of the company outside of tbe state of
New Jersey will be Boston, Mass.
CONFESSED HIS GUILT.
A Connecticut Bank Teller Acknowledges
Being a Defaalter.
Hartford. Conn., Oct. 27. J. Allen
Francis, teller of the City bank of
Hartford since 1S5G. is a defaulter for
about $22,000. He has confessed, and
is now in jail. He makes no explana
tion of his use of the stolen
funds. The American Surety com
pany is on his bond for $10,000
and'he has turned over a few thousand
dollars, so that the bank will not lose
over $10,000. It has a capital of -440,-000,
and its net surplus after deduct
ing the entire defalcation amounts to
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