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"Rear Admiral Si card.
Hear Admiral Montgomery Slcard
led of apoplexy at his home In Wesi
ernv'lle. N. Y., the other morning.
The attack was quite unlooked for and
was rapidly follow
ed by death. In
1894 Admiral Sl
card was promoted
from the rank of
captain to that of
commodore and for
three years was
commandant of the
yard. In 1897 be
a rear admiral.
His. last active
sailor was that
served as commander in chief of the
North Atlantic station, from May.
1897. to March, 1S9S. About lhat time
bis health began to fall, and a board
of medical survey pronounced him un
fit for service. The navy department
placed him upon the sick list. After
his recovery he was appointed a mem
ber of the naval war board, upon
which he served as president.
Made Crazy by "Relic Hunter.
William Cook, owner of the John
Brown homestead at Torrington.
Conn., has become mentally de
ranged on account of the depreda
tions which relic hunters have made
In the home of the famous old aboli
tionist. For several years visitors
have been carrying off all sorts of rel
ics against the will of the proprietor,
and his mind became unhinged, be
cause his efforts to stop these thefts
A large bronze clock which was the
official timepiece In the cabin of Ad
miral Montijo on the Reina Christina.
Is now in the possession of Dr. O. W.
Roberts of Chattanooga after a series
of interesting adventures. After the
battle of Manila the natives looted
the ship and took away the clock, giv
ing it to Aguinaldo. The Filipino
leader jnad his mothe a present of
. It, and when she was taken in Cavite
sha turned It over to Dr. Roberts.
A. JVetes Light on the CosacT.
MICHAEL COOPRIANOFF. FORM
Michael Cooprianoff. former impe
rial Cossack and attached to the Ninth
Russian Cossack regiment. Is a resi
dent of Chicago, says the Tribune.
From Cooprianoff. whose picture Is
shown, some new light comes on the
question as to what the Russian Cos
sacks really are. Americans are wont
to Imagine the fearless Russian rough
riders to be men as savage as the
American Indian and as cruel.
False stories have been printed in
America telling how Cossacks have
Impaled their victims upon the points
of their sabers, carried heads on short
t Dears, and no English written ro
maace dealing with Incidents in Rus
sia U complete without some alluaioa
to the barbarities of the Cossack
Mr. Cooprianoff not only does de
clare the statements that his comrades
ax arms are brutal a lie. sat he says
wa aw . ...
uivre m not a body of men so gen
l"r1,T wll educated and disciplined
""uga.iy merciful In their
oode ot warfare as the Russian Cos-
A "President's J"on in China,
Lieutenant-Colonel Webb S. Hayes,
who has gone to China, is announced
to have been sent as a special repre
sentative of the president. Colonel
Hayes is a son of
the late President
Hayes. At the
time of the Spanish-American
he volunteered for
service, and was
made assistant ad
jutant general, in
which post he
achieved no little
Webb C. Hayes.
the reason that he brought to his
duties a capacity for business. Indus
try, and a general capability that was
a marked contrast to the attitude of
some of the volunteer officers. Later
Colonel Hayes saw active service in
the Philippines, where he served with
distinction, but sent in his resignation.
It was stated at the time, because of
disagreement with the methods of
General Otis. He has been in the
United States for some months now.
but ever since General Otis has re
turned from the Philippines has been
anxious to re-enter the service. New
York Mail and Express.
"Rented a Famous Diamond.
Lord Francis Hope, husband of the
former May Yohe of Chicago, has
rented the famous Hope diamond to
the duchess of
Newcastle in con
sideration of an
annuity which will
place his lordship
and wife above the
pangs of positive
Hope diamond Is
a celebrated blue
gem and one of
the first in the The Duchess of
gem catalogues of Newcastle,
the world. The duchess ot Newcastle
has a passion for precious stones. She
once offered Lord Hope 11,000,000 for
his family jewel. He was willing
enough to sell, but the courts forbade
him to do so, as the sale would be con
trary to the will of the late Lady
Hope, which gave her son the diamond
on the condition that should he die
without issue It would revert to his
brother, the duke of Newcastle. Lord
Hope has been a freo and easy liver
and has been many times through
ER LIEUTENANT OF COSSACKS.
"Our officers." says he, "are not on
ly not brutal, but brutality on the part
of the men would be severely pun
ished on the instant.
"No finer body of horsemen can be
found oa earth than a regiment of
genuine Cosaacka. The real Cossack
is an educated man. even though he
does not belong to the royal family or
even to the aristocracy. He speaks
Russian fluently and correctly. He
most do this or he could net be a Cos
sack. He must be able to dis
tinguish between right and wrong,
and always at any rate while
he Is in the czar's uniform,
stick to the right. Cruelties on the
part of the soldiers form one of the
principal articles in the Russian army
code, and while Russia's enemies are
careful to hide this fact there Is more
mercy In a regiment of Russians than
la the entire army of Great Britain.
A Russian never gloats over the nec
essary killing on the battleield. He
does bis duty and does It as quietly
and mercifully as possible. That Is
the Cossack through and through."
SAYHldS gr.3 DOlflGS
Kaiser's Hijft Hand Man.
Bernnard rvn Bulow. Emperor
William's right-hand man In the Rus-so-German
China, has but lately acquired the Im
portance he now possesses, and was
the occasion of a great sensation by
his promotion to the highest place in
the diplomatic department of the em
pire. He entered the service of which
he is now the head in 1874. His first
mission was that to Bucharest, and
he was afterward minister to Rome.
With only this much preliminary ex
perience at the youthful age of 48 he
was suddenly placed at the helm of
the foreign department by Emperor
Willlim. Herr von Bulow is not re-
garded as having any policy of his own
but rather as an admirable and willing
instrument of the kaiser in all affairs
which affect the prestige of Germany
among the nations of the earth.
Major General George Henry Mar
shall, who presided at the court-mar
tial held in Pretoria on Hans Cordua,
the would-be kidnaper of Lord Rob
erts, had never seen any active serv
ice until he went to South Africa,
though he has been nearly forty years
in the army. He went out to command
the artillery in the war.
"Was a Delegate In 1336.
Benjamin D. Silliman, who has the
distinction of being the oldest living
graduate of Yale, last week celebrated
the ninety-fifth an
niversary of his
birth at his coun
try home in Long
Island. Mr. Silli
man is truly a gen
tleman of the
school whose ar
and courtliness al
most persuade one
that he Just
Ar.r.ari r.nt from
B. D. Silllman.
the pages of one of AustlnDobson's
ballads. He takes but a passing in
terest in current politics, which is eas
ily condoned in a man who has been
a delegate to national conventions as
long ago as 1836. He has been a trus
tee of Greenwood cemetery during all
tho time the population of that ne
cropolis has grown from zero to up
ward of 300.000. He once naa an in
terview with Aaron Burr, was pesl
dent of Yale Alumni association for
twenty years, voted in convention for
the nomination of the first President
Harrison, and ran for congress in
1842. These are some of the things
which distinguish Mr. Silllman prob
ably from all other living men. Dur
ing his active career Mr. Silliman was
a practicing lawyer.
Lester T. Garfield, a grandson of
Thomas Garfield, the only brother of
President Garfield, has enlisted In the
regular army as a private and been
assigned to the Seventh artillery, now
stationed at Fort Grobel. His parents,
who live in Georgetown. Mich., con
sented to his act.
Co "Regain a Fortune. .
D. J. Mackey, the former railroad
magnate, who, having lost one for
tune, has Just begun the battle of Ufa
anew at the age of 67, is one of the
most remarkable of Indiana's busi
ness men. ' He has wiped -out liabili
ties upward of $500,000 by going Into
bankruptcy, and now with Millionaire
Fairbanks of Terre Haute at his back
D. J. MACKEY.
he will try the hazard of a new for
tune. Maokey was born In Erans
viMe In 1133. At IS he was left with
a mother to support and rose fnom of
fice boy to oierk. and from clerk to
partner In a business house, mean
while Investing his surplus capital la
southern railroads. From this begin
ning rose the Mackey system of rail
roads, and its owner was a rich man
when he hsgan the fatal experiment of
making Evansnue tae great city of
the Wst By degrees he lost his hold
ings, and bis affairs became hopelessly
entangled. About five years ago tha
THE GALVESTON STORM
A Former Resident of Fremont Tells of
Its Awful Fury.
WARNING OF ME COMING DISASTER
Horrible Plghte Which No Human Ton(ae
or Fen Can Describe The MfiUrr of
a MImId( llont; (Sag Oilier Ntbratka
FREMONT. Neb., Sept. 26. Mrs.
James Clark, a former resident of this
city, and her two daughters, who sur
vived the Galveston storm, arrived
here Sunday morning and are visiting
with friends until their home is made
habitable. Mrs. Clark shows plainly
the effects of the terrible nervous
strain to which she was subjected dur
ing the ten days she was obliged to
remain in the city after the storm.
"My experiences during those awful
days were something I don't like to
talk about," she said, "for it brings
back to me those horrible sights which
no human tongue or pen can describe.
I want to forget them, but it is impos
sible. We were warned of the storm
the morning of the 6th, but paid little
attention to it, thinking it only an un
usually severe blow. That morning I
went down to the beach or. the car to
see the storm. The waves were run
ning very high and destroying a good
many small bath houses, small shops
and temporary buildings. I went back
to the house and noticed then that
the wind was increasing nd I heard
rumors that the water w.xs coming up
from the bay side of the city. That
afternoon 'I saw a large cross on the
tower of a church near us swaying in
the wind and there appeared to be
much excitement on Broadway, the
street where I lived, but tven then I
didn't anticipate any trouble. About
4 o'clock my son drove up to the house
In a brewery wagon drawn by one lone
mule and told us that the water was
coming up and we must leve. It was
raining fearfully hard and the wind
was blowing from the north. Myself
and daughters and two other families
got into the wagon and we started
for the brewery, which we thought was
the safest place. We were on about
the highest point of land In the city.
but even here the waters of the bay
and gulf met and we could see the
waves coming up the streets in both
directions. When we got to the brew
ery our team was Just about covered
with water. My son carried us in. The
engine and boiler room was filled with
water and we went up cn the next
floor. There were then about 100 peo
ple there. They kept coming in all
night, until there were more than 500
there. How they got there I don't
know, for the water was everywhere.
We could hear nothing but the roar
of the wind, the splash of the waves
and the crash of falling buildings."
Traina for Target.
REPUBLICAN CITY. Neb., Sept. 26.
Considerable interest and effort is
being put forth in this vicinity to
capture the persons who' have been
shooting into the passenger tr-ln on
the Burlington near this city. Last
Friday night a bullet from a rifle
came near causing the death of a pas
senger, as it missed his head but a
few inches. Special agen'.s have been
here endeavoring to get a clue, but
so far no arrests have occurred.
Killed by Lle-htnlnr.
YORK, Neb., Sept. 26. The funeral
of Eva, the 14-year-old 'laughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McEJhenney, took
place here. The girl was killed by
lightning Saturday morning. She had
been down town to do some shopping
and was returning home in the rain
when the lightning struck the steel
rod in her parasol, killing her in
stantly. Requisition for Robinson.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Sept. 26. Gover
nor Poynter has Issued requisition pa
pers directed to the governor of Iowa
for the return of B. F. Robinson to
Omaha, where he is wanted to answer
to the charge of larceny. Robinson is
under arrest at Sioux City. He is
charged with stealing a bicycle belong
ing to Louis Flescher.
Lightning "truck Stack.
BELGRADE, Neb., Sept. 26. During
the thunder shower of Sat-irday morn
ing lightning struck tha oats stacks
of A. Kuykendall. four miles south of
here, setting them on fire. Prompt
work of tearing down the stacks, as
sisted by the drenching rain that was
falling, soon extinguished the fire and
saved most of the grain from destruc
Mystery of Mlaalnc Money Bat.
HARTINGTON. Neb.. Sept. 26. J.
W. Peterson, a traveling man, was ar
rested at Randolph on the charge of
having taken a sack of money from
the Grand hotel Saturday noon. Mr.
Rankin, proprietor of th-? hotel, left
the sack, which contained $90, on the
counter, and when he returned shortly
after missed it. It was being talked
over later in the presence of Mr. Smith
of Norfolk, who said that at noon he
was standing by the cigar case wha
a stranger to him, who was behind
the counter, picked up the sack, saying
I wonder who this belongs to." Mr.
Smith said that he did not know.
whereupon the man. whom he describ
ed accurately, put the sack In his pock
et, remarking "that he vould have
some fun with somebody. '
The party described was soon lo
cated, and was brought here by Deputy
Sheiriff Baird. The preliminary hear
ing was had before Justice Gable, but
as Mr. Smith could not Identify him
he was discharged.
Vote Electric Lie Boo da.
MADISON. Neb.. Sept. 2f. A special
election was held here to vote bonds
for an electric light plant for street
purposes. The proposition carried by
a large majority. Madison's streets
have been in darkness for some time
and all realized that something had to
be done. The vote was light
TURNED OVER TO DEARING.
Lea Coateet a. I Feeble Mladed Institute
LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. 24. The long
and tiresome fight for control of the
institution for feeble-minded youth at
Beatrice has been finally rettled, and
Dr. C. E. Coffin and Secretary Jewell,
who received the institution from Dr.
Lang, as representatives of Governor
Poynter, turned the institution over to
Dr. W. H. Dearlng. the new superin
tendent. Ther has bene more or less
trouble at th! institution for t lat
felx or eight years.
Some time ago Governor Poynter
became dissatisfied with the manage
ment of the institution under the
superintendency of Dr. Iar.g, and ap
pointed Dr. Dearlng. LaDg took the
controversy into court and Judge
Stull granted him a temporary injunc
tion and upon the case coming up to
be heard on its merits the judge de
cided it in favor of Dr. Dearlng and
against Dr. Lang. Lang then appealed
the case to the supreme court, but
Judge Stull granted a peremptory writ
of mandamus ousting Dr. Lang from
the control of the institution and com
manding him to turn it over to his
successor, Dr. Dearlng.
Nebraska In Washlngteh.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. The post-
office at Telbaata, Washington county.
has been ordered discontinued. Pa
trons will be supplied by rural free
delivery from Arlington.
Nebraska postmasters appointed:
D. B. Buzlck, at Chase, Chase county,
vice L. It. Brlggs, reiglned: J. A.
Woods, at Drop, Logan county, vice L.
Hudson, resigned; Etta M. Lundy, at
vvellfleet, Lincoln county, vice W. A.
Brandt, resigned. Wyoming: Flor
ence Kennedy, at Wlnthrop, Natrona
county. Iowa: A. C. Karens, at Ge
noa. Wayne county.
The North American National bank
of Chicago was today approved as a
reserve agent for the First National
bank of Wymore, Neb.
Leiutenant Colonel Forrest H. Hath
away, deputy quartermaster general.
will proceed from Omaha to Louisville
on business pertaining to the purchase
of horses for the army.
In the Dark a to the Law.
OMAHA, Sept. 24. Judge Shlras of
the United States district court de
cided the case of Thomas L. Sloan
against the United States in favor of
the defendant on a motion to dismiss
for want of jurisdiction. In render
ing this decision the court certified
the case to the United States supreme
court for the purpose of "curing final
decisions upon some questions where
the law Is ambiguous. The first ques
tion propounded to the supreme court
by the district judge is whether ha
was right in dismissing the case, as
he asks whether the act granting the
lands in severalty to the Omaha In
dians confers jurisdiction upon the
circuit court to determine such cases
as may be presented under it? terms.
and whether the court would have
jurisdiction when the suit is brought
against the United States alone to tha
exclusion of the Indian tribe anc all
The Farmers' Supply Association of
Lincoln. Neb., is now rendy for busi
ness. It will pay every farmer who
is in need of anything in the housa
or on the farm to write to this asso
ciation for prices, as their object is to
get everything from th manufacturer
to the consumer at actual cost, plus
the expense of handling the goods.
They carry a full line of groceries, fur
niture, carpets, stoves, and harness,
as well as all farm supplies. Located
at the corner of 13th and O streets, No.
130 N. 13th street, Lincoln, Neb.
A "windier Overhauled.
TRENTON, Neb., Sept 24. Word
reaches here that D. O. Whitford, un
der a number of aliases, has been cap
tured by the chief of police of Lincoln.
Whitford spent a number of days here
and succeeded in getting a loan of
1100 from W. O. Robinson, president
of the State bank and giving a mort
gage upon cattle he professed to own.
Thlerea Rob a Tailor.
BLAIR, Neb., Sept. 24. Thieves en
tered the shop of J. P. Johnson, mer
chant tailor, and stole Two valuable
overcoats that were left for repair. En
trance was effected through a rear win
dow and the thieves were evidently
scared away, as they did not attempt
to get into the front room, in which
Mr. Johson had a large stock of goods
for gents' furnishings.
Horse Thief Arrested.
PAPILLION, Neb., Sept. 24. Char
ley Hill, a painter, after imbibing a
quantity of sod corn extract started
for a drive across the country with
a horse and buggy belonging to Geo.
Klundeck. Sheriff McEvoy was noti
fied and returned with Hill who was
overtaken and arrested for horse steal
ing. Decide Arainat a Ral'mad.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Sept. 24.
The supreme court has decided that the
Missouri Pacific Railway Company
must pay W. K. Fox, administrator of
the estate of Amos Thompson near
Union while employed as brakeman
for the company. This is the third
time the case has gone to the supreme
fllrl Killed by I.lrhtntnr-
T.VOVS Kb. Sent. 24. Eva. the
14-year-old daughter of J. C. McElhln
npv of this cltv was struck and in
stantly killed by lightning while on
her way home from down town upon
Woman Believed to De Insane.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Sept. 24.
Mrs. Lena Koshler, a young woman,
was taken in charge by the officers as
she displayed unmistakable symptoms
of Insanity. She visited a number of
the local stores and at each place
wanted to purchase the entire stock.
Several years ago the unfortunate
woman's mind became unbalanced and
she was taken to the asylum at Lin
coln, but was soon after discharged as
cured. .She has since married and Is
the mother of a small child.
Priests and Preachers in Antbrtcite Be
gion Ooontel With Pariabonert.
PULPIT IS DIVIDED IN SYMPATHIES
How Bandar Was Span by tha Maa In
ter act ad In tbe Labor Struggle Tha
Day 1'aaaaa (juletly, bal Trouble la
Looked for bonne Day Tula Hiik.
1IAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 21. There
Is absolutely no change In the coal
strike situation in the Lehigh valley
today and the customary Sunday qui
etude prevailed. This afternoon the
employes of the Calvin 1 ardeo mlno
met at Lattlmer and the United Mine
Workers held mass mornings at Epley
and Beaver Meadows. 'loulght the
presidents of the three anthracite dis
tricts, comprising the entire hard coal
fields of Pennsylvania, hid a confer
ence with President Mitchell for the
purpose of discusbing the situation as
It now prevails in the anthracite re
gion. During normal times a colliery here
and there works on Sunday, but today
not a pound of coal was mined In the
llazleton region. Today the twenty
five or more towns in this region were
Many miners, accompanied by their
families, visited neighboring villages
to see relatives or friends, as Is their
custom on Sunday, while most others
remained indoors at their homes.
All the mining towns had their full
quota at the churches and It was a
subject of remark by strangers now in
the region that an unusually largo
proportion of the population attended
church. The women and children.
however, were in a vast majority. The
Catholic faith Is the dominating de
nomination in the coal region.
Three of the deputies who were
sworn in by Sheriff Harvey of Luzerne
county and who are sons ot prominent
Wiikesbarre familes were arrested last
night at Freeland on tha charge of
highway robbery. They tie Hamilton
Farnam, VanDuren B. Howard and A.
R. Shoemaker, Jr. The men are ac
cused of robbing a Polish liquor deal
er of $167 in cash. There are two
sides to the story. The Polander says
he was delivering beer at Highland and
that the deputies asked him and be
consented to let them rids In his wag
on to Freeland. At the outskirts of
that place, be claims, the men assault
ed him and took the moiey from his
The other story is to the effect that
the Polander demanded a ree for bring
ing the deputies to Freeland and not
getting It he set up the cry that he
had been robbed. A crowd soon gath
ered and the deputies were taken into
custody and given a beaming before a
justice of the peace, which lasted un
til 2 o'clock this morning. The 'squire
committed the three men, but Instead
of locking them up at Freeland the
accused were ariven thirty miles over'
the mountains to Wiikesbarre, where
they arrived at daylight this morning.
This was done In order to prevent the
possibility of the men being taken
from the local lockup by a crowd
which was still waiting to see what dis
position was to be made c.f the depu
ties. There Is an exceedingly strong
feeling against deputies In this region.
be they accused of crime oi not. The
three men were released on bail after
their arrival at Wilkesbirre.
The United Mine Workers' organ-
izens spent the day in various parts of
this district looking after the Inter
ests of their organization. They con
sulted the leaders of local unions and
urged mine workers who Lave not yet
struck to leave their work.
Benjamin James of the national ex
ecutive board said today that he ex
pected the number of strikers will be
greatly increased tomorrow. Ho pre
dicts that a number of mines which
have been running pretty full during
the last week will be tied up completely
H03S0N DEEPLY GRIEVED.
2favat Constructor Says that Remark a
on Dewey Were Misqaoted.
MONTREAL, Sept. 24. Lieutenant
Hobson arrived in this city this even
ing. He was shown the answer mad.e
by Admiral Dewey to the interview
with the lieutenant sent out from
Vancouver. He said he was deeply
grieved that Admiral Dewey had taken
the maUer up in the way reported. He
declared that he was not . responsible
for the statement made in the Van
couver Interview. He had been ap
proached by a reporter rnd In the
course of a conversation bad stated
that the Spanish ships bad been sunk
because the plugs were drawn by the
Spanish. He explained that it was Im
possible to sink a ship by bitting it
above the water line. Admiral Dewey,
had, however, compelled the Spaniards
to sink their ships and that was just
as effective as sinking them with
shells. Personally bs had the highest
possible respect for Admiral Dewey
and his great achievement and he
greatly regretted that anything had
been attributed to him which might
tend to- destroy the glor7 of the aV
Anarzatloa af Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 24. An article
In a Los Angeles paper advocating the
annexation of Mexico to the United
States causes the Mexican Herald to
deny that Americans in this country
are conspiring against the political in
tegrity of Mexico.
Cloadborst Does Damage.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. Sept. 24. A
cloudburst In the valley of the Neucei
river Saturday night did much damage
to property, and also, according to re
ports received here, resulted In lost
of life on the ranches in that vicinity.
The Neuces Auvalde rose twenty-five
feet In two hours' time and broke tele
graph communication. A numbr of
ranches were Inundated and one Eng
lish sheepman. Ethelbert McDonald,
together with some Mexican sheep
herders, are said to have lost their
lives on a ranch In the mountains near
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