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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
am VAS DEAD
Mysterious Death Reported
, From Omaha.
MANNER OF DEATH IN DOUBT.
Fonnd Lying in F1 ' ,,er Own Blood
No Signs of fitrurfle Apparent
; Belief U Bho Fell from a Vehicle
Other New of Interest,
The) body of an unknown young
woman was found a 5 o'clock Wednes
day morning lying face downward In
the street In front of 1135 Tark ave
nue, Omaha. The woman . was dead.
Iler hair was hanging In disorder In
a pool of her own blood, and. several
small bruises Indicated that she, had
fallen from a vehicle. No signs of a
struggle were apparent, save where
the pointed toes of her brown slippers
had raked up two little furrows In the
dirt, but these were not long, ' and
seemed such as might have been made
in' falling from a vehicle. Her under
skirts were torn and stained with
clotted trore. but the doctor coucludcd
that it was not an evidence of violence,
other than a fall. He could not state
definitely from what caused death had
resulted without a more thorough ex
amlnation. Nothing that would give
a clue to her identity was found on
the body of the woman.
SHOT BY HIS HALF BROTHER
CAUSED DREYFUS TO LAUGH. I UNSAFE FOR THE NEGRC
Testimony and Salllee of a Witness F1U
Accused With Merriment. !
Tuesday was another good day foi
Dreyfus. Lieutenant Colonel Cordier,
who was a member of the Intelligence
bureau while Dreyfus was there, occu
pied most of the time of the court
martial. His testimony was strongly
in favor of the accused.
De Freycient,; former minister of
war, testified regarding the ''foreign
syndicate" reported formed to fight for
Dreyfus' freedom. He admitted frank
ly that he had no basis for such state
uient. ' . ' .
Cordier testified that once ho be
lieved Dreyfus guilty, but later was
convinced that there was no proof of
guilt, and certain facts pointed to his
innocence. The sallies of Cordier pro
voked Jfrequent laughter in which
Dreyfus joined for the first time since
the trial He asserted that the foreign
offices know that some French officers
make a regular business of treason.
Cordier said he was opposed to Jews in
general but was not in favor of bring
ing false evidence against one charged
of . Stanton County
Besults In a Killing.
Sunday afternoon Oliver Anderson
shot and killed Andrew Johnson, sr.,
at the farm of Andrew Colander, about
ten miles north of Stanton. The men
are half brothers and Andrew Johnson
was an old settler and one of the sub
stantial farmers of Stanton county.
They became involved in a dispute
and the quarrel resulted in a fight in
which Anderson received a deep gash
in the leg. Later the , two men met
and each had a gun. Anderson suc
ceeded in getting the drop on Johnson
and shot him. He immediately went
-to town and gave himself up: Coroner
Dcrn proceeded to the scene of the
shooting and Impanelled a jury, which
after viewing the dead body and the
surroundings returned the following
At an inquisition holdcn at Stanton,
Stanton county, Neb., on the 87th and
28th days of Angnst, A. D., 1899, before,
me, Louis Dern, coroner of said county,
upon the body of Andrew Johnson, sr.,
lying dead, by the jurors whose names
are hereunto subscribed, toe said jur-
A MURDER CHARGE TO FACE,
Voooc Hen Held Keaponslble for Death
''' ' of a Girl.-'"' , "
V Charles Howard McCaughey, Jr., was j
arrested 'at Springfield, 111., Wednes
day, by the police, charged with the
killing of Miss Eliza Dyer at Hunting
ton, Ind., on July 10, 1899, by a crimi
nal operation. McCaughey is the son
of a prominent farmer near Hunting-
tong. He admitted having procured
certain medicines for the Dyer girl on
the night of July 10. ; i ;
Not Competent to Select Melons.
Governor Poynter and wife, Fred
ewell and wife, J. H. Cr addock and
wife and Mrs. Viola Miller of New
York spent one recent afternoon at
the home of Clerk Hilderbrand of the
insurance department, near Lincoln
Normal. Watermelons raised by Mr.
Hildebrand were picked fresh from
the vines for the guests. Governor
Poynter and Mr. Jewell tried to vpick
out a ripe melon from the field, but
failed to convince the guests that they
were practical farmers.
Coroner Starts Inquiry.
Coroner llerz of Cook county has be
fan an investigation of the Chicago
soliseum disaster, to ascertain who
i , 1. . 1 1 i 1 1 . 1. 1 M L
may ue neiu tegnuy respoiiBiuic lur iu
accident. The discovery was made by
the coroner that when the iron frame
fell it was being used to support pul
leys for hoisting heavy timbers'. This
knowledge was withheld the day be
fore, and it caused a sensation when it
was obtained. x ;
Second Regiment Camp. ; '"
Lincoln park was selected as the lo
eatlon for the school instruction of the
Imported From the South and ; TVs
Found Fatally Injured.
A special from Rock ford, I1L, says:
' Two weeks ago negroes were im
ported here from Brook Haven, Miss.,
by W. M. Fortner k Son, railroad con
tractors, to work on improvements on
the Illinois Central track between here
and Dubuque. There has been trouble
in the camp, and today two of the ne
groes were found west of the city with
Injuries that will prove fatal. Twenty-
five of the imported crew wno were
discharged, came to town today,
stranded, and are being fed by the po
lice and firemen until they can return
south..: , . "'- . ' ; -; .; , '-
' " Antl-Epldemla Club.
A club Is now being formed In Paris,
ihe members of which swear never to
shake hands with any one unless they
are wearing gloves. Many members of
the aristocracy have shown their will
ingness to support the organization,
and a fine Is to be imposed upon all
members who are caught shaking
bands without gloves. The formation
of this curious club is undoubtedly the"
outcome of a recent discussion in a
French medical Journal. ' This paper
endeavored to show that disease has
occasionally been contracted by shak
ing hands without gloves.
By the laws of St. Edward the Con
fessor, if any man lie a third night in
an inn, he was called a third-nighi-
awnhinde, for whom his host was an
swerable, lf'he committed an offense.
The first night, forman-night, or un
cuth (Sax, unknown), he was reck
oned a stranger; the second night,
twa-night, a guest, and a third night,
an agen-hinde, or awn-hinde, a domesticMirror.
Five thousaud people greeted Presi
dent McKlnley on his arrival at East
i Liverpool, 0., Tuesday night. The
crowd jostled and cheered and the
I president was driven to the homei of
! Colonel Taylor through tfie streets '
ablaze with electric illuminations and
M Burlington Train Wrecked.
A Burlington train was wrecked
aear Barnard, la., on the Creston
branch of the road Wednesday morn
ing. Engineer Criss was instantly
killed, and Conductor Mather and
Fireman Smith were fatally hurt. The
wreck was caused by the train running
CRUSHED BY TONS OF STEEL.
Accident at Chicago Coet at Least Nine
Twelve steel arches, each weighing
thirty-three tons, which were to have
supported the superstructure of the
Chicago coliseum building in course of
erection on Wabash avenue, between
Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets, fell to
the ground late Monday afternoon. It
is known that nine lives wera crushed
out. The bodies of two men are sup
posed to be under the wreckage.
Seven are in the hospital with injuries
received in the accident.
Of these, four will die, one may pos
sibly recover, and the balance are, for
the greater part, badly injured.
Stephen J.' Thompson, . .
Richard Sherman .
Leroy Fenner, workman
Al Norman, workman from
. Fatally injured:
John Marshman, fractured skull, and
fractured right leg.
J. J. Dowd, internal injuries, both
eyes out, both legs broken.
Peter Peletler, right arm cut off at
shoulder, skull fractured.
John White, skull fractured, Internal
Missing and believed to be in the
' Injured, not serious:
Cornelius Toomey, J. H. Warley,
John Hawthorne, John Johnson,
David Reardon. n. P. Zimmer, H.
Tbe "Rock Island" route has cheap
rates, liberal stop over privileges,
through cars, etc., to the u. A. rnu-
udelphia. Ask or write "Rock Island"
agent for information and one of the
souvenirs, or address,
E. w. Tsouraox,
16 A. G. P. A., Topeka, Kas.
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Secure a Home.
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The choicest garden spot west
of the Rocky Mountains. A
spiendid opportunity for enter-
lriBiDK peopie oi moaeraw a
means to secure a home in this
favored . country. AGRICUL
TURAL LANDS, abundance o!
good water, and tbe best RAIL
ROAD FACILITIES. Purchase
your tickets via the v
Aug. 3 '890,
Two Oheap Bate Angnst txoor-
lioni to Hot Sprung and tte
tora. Angnst ia the hardest month of the
year to endura, wny no. p
Hot Springs, B. v., enjujiu
giving waters, picturesque scenery, In
teresting surroundings and eool nights
for sleeping? A lew weeks sojourn .there
at this season will renew your We and
prepare you for another year oftcil.
To enable all to go at sma 1 cost, the
Elkhorn line will run excursions fro
Lincoln Tuesday, Auirust 8th 1 at l&N
and Tuesday Ac. 22d at $17.60 for
the round trip, limit 80 days. ,
A Hot Rpring. sleeper is run from flor
folk, in which space will be reserved on
application. 1 ...
Go np over the Eikbornj through the
'magnificent Elkhorn valley, and see the
finest agricultural picture in the west.
Get descriptive matter, tickets, etc.,
rom A. 8. Fielding, city ticket agent,
117 south 10th street.
OREGON SHORT LINE!
The shortest and best line to
all points in Idaho, Oregon,
Montana and the Pacific North
west. For excursion rates, ad
vertising matter, etc., write to
D. E. BURLEY,
G. P. A., Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Mountain Tourist
In search of grand and beautiful scen
ery finds such a profusion of riches in
Colorado that before planning a trip 'it
will be well for you to gain all the infor
mation possible. The Denver & Rio
Grande Railroad publishes a series of
useful illustrated pamphlets, all of which
may be obtained by writing to S: K.
Hooper, General Passenger and Ticket
Agent, Denver, Col., . V
The Great Rock Island Ronte is plae-
iug interchangable books on sale at all
coupon offices west of Missouri river.
These books are good on 87 different
railroads and will be a great advantage
to commercial men and travellers. The '
net rate is 2o per mile in Kansas, Mis
souri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Indian
Hanson, J. W. Flack, Andrew Morri
son. -, '
Dead nine misslnir two: fatally in
jured four, injured, not serious, nine.
NIGHT FIRE IN A CONVENT.
WHY NOT SAVE HALF? YOU CAN DO IT!
We will ship you a vehicle subject to examination
and If you do not. find that you onn save almost halt of
what you pay as cotnparod to a Job of equnl quality at
retail. It can be returnnd at our exuense. We have
pleased Hundred of othrs andean please you and
Save you from 110.00 to $25.00 on a vehicle. Bend tor
Catalogue. Address in.i.v..t
THE WESTERN MERCANTILE CO., 'SttSSHff-
The House That Save I'ou Money.'
Second reirlment, Nebraska national
ors on their oath do say that Bald An- guard... The encampment will be held
a ti.. m tn vt. riuafh irom ocpicmoer a 10 11. xhc reumou
in tho ' 01 ine tnree reinments mat servcu m
by reason of a shot from a gun
hands of Oliver Anderson, the shooting
being unnecessary. "
SHE USED HER STOCKING.
Iuan Patient at Lincoln Atyhim End
Hr Earthly Crreer.
Mrs. Sarah Radcliff, a patient at the
ftnylum for the Insane St Lincoln, com
mitted suicide sometime during Tues
day night Her body was found hang
ing from the grating over the window
in her cell. She had strangled herself
by tying a stocking around her neck
and then looping the stocking, with a
piece of rag, which may have bcon
used for a ' hose supporter. The rag
was run through the bars and tied,
and then Mrs. Radcliff had let her en
tire weight come down upon the stock
ing about her neck. Her feet touched
the floor, but when found, her legs
were stretched out on the floor, as
the volunteer army will be held at Lin
coln September 13 to 15 inclusive. Colo
nel A. E. Campbell of the Second regi
ment wiil,oon issue an order (riving
the hour of arrival of the different
Wreck on Book Island,
East-bound flyer No. 10 on the Rock
Island was wrecked at 5:45 o'clock
Wednesday morning at Keats, near
Manhattan, Kan. The accident was
caused by the flyer running into the
rear of a freight train which had just
' pulled onto the siding to allow the
flyer to pass. The engineer and fire
men and severat passengers were in-
, Jured. -
ITh Carter Case Soon.
Attorney General Griggs is expected
to return to Washington ' Wednesday,
but it is possible that he may not
1 reach here until next Monday. No one
thouirh she had had hard work to keep here knows when the attorney gen-
from lettinir her weight rest on her ! eral will make his report on the Carter
feet. f ' -'
BLAME FOR WRECK PLACED.
It Is Laid to Craw of Freight Train la
the Denton 8nh-l'p.
The investigation made by the Bur
lington officials into the cause of the
wreck at Denton a weelc ago has re
sulted in clearing the crew of the pas
senger train, No. 3, of all blame. It
was found that the crew in charge of
the freight train were at fault, and
were.at the time the accident occurred,
courtmartial case to the president,
although there are persistent intima
tions that it will be made soon.
Milan Has Trouble.
Advices from Servia say that ex
King Milan was intoxicated from one
end of the day to the other. The per
secutions of his enemies continues. His
would-be assassin was executed after
Wants to Annes Spain.
' The document written by order of
the king oi Portugal announcing an
1 tucral to annex Snain was made oubllo
at Madrid. It caused great excite
violating the plain rules of the com'
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stated that the freight train had no
business on the main line at the time j
the accident occurred, and the engineer
of the head engine and the conductor
were equally to blame. Iilamo was
also attached to the engineer of the
rear engine, but as he was not in
charge of the train the penalty in
flicted on him will be lighter than on
the two other men.
Blbbard's Molary Allowed.
Food Commissioner F. B. Ilibbard
has filed his salary claim with Auditor
Cornell and it has been allowed. The
claim was fur $125 for the month of
July. Tbe claim had been in doubt,
the auditor being uncertain whether
the food commission law carried with
it an appropriation. After the attor
ney general decided that the horticul
tural society was entitled to its money
the auditor decided to pay tho food
commission claims, as the food com'
mission law appeared to be less ques
tionable than the other.
To Free Slek Spanish. .
The Red Cross society at Madrid are
in receipt of advices from Manila to
the effect that Aguinaldo has agreed
to release all the sick Spanish prison
ers. . , . . .
All Quiet In Samoa.
The officials are - working harmoni
ously. Business is prospering and a
large amount of copra is being made.
The only warships there are the Ger
man protected crniser Cormorant and
the British armed sloop Torch.
Want Him Alive.
A Paris dispatch says that the re
luctance of the French government to
storm Guerin's castle is accounted for
by the belief that the pretender to the
throne of France is in the fortress.
This nersonaire is believed to be the
Duke of Orleans. It is the desire o'
the government to take him alive.
Trouble Over In Havana.".,
The threatened strike of bakers t
II a van a has been averted. Tbe men,
according to the terms of the agree
ment, are to receive an Increase or
$7.50 per month. Both sides promise
to abide by the decision of the arbitra
Two Trainmen Killed.
Two heavy B. & O. freight trains
came together at Barricksville, W.Va.,
thmnirh the misunderstanding ol
orders. Fireman Boo and Brakeman
Hall were killed and three other train
men fatally lnjurett. ,
Result of a Divorce. ,
As the result of an application for a
divorce made by Mrs. Edward Rhose,
of Evansville, Ind., Mr. Rlvse began
drinking heavily and then shot Mrs.
Rhose, probably fatally.
Prussian Diet Prorogued.
The Prussian diet was finally pro
rogued Monday. Chancellor Hoh.cn
Inbn cxnressed the hope that the diet
would accept the canal bill when it
meets next year. ,
Boston Will Quit.
The cruiser Boston which has re
turned to San Francisco from Manila,
has been ordered to Mare Island navy
yard where it will be put out of com
Sixty Rioters Jailed.
Another member of the Dclago fam
ily surrendered Tuesday morning.
Sltv rioters so far are now in jail at
Darien, Ga., and others are surrender
Lindsay Favors Expansion.
Al the mectinir of the American s bai
Association Monday, Senator Lindsay
of Kentucky, ' made a strong speech
Four Lives Lost and Buildings Bulned al
Sparkhlll, N. T. . -
Fire that broke out at 1 o'clock Mon
day morning destroyed nine of the ten
buildintrsof St Asmes convent , and
orphanage at Sparkhill, N. Y., .entail-
incr a loss of $150,000, "and caused the
death of four persons. The dead are:
Emma Mackin, aged seven. ' -
Helen Brown, aged six.
"Jane" a penisioner, aged seventy.
Mary Kate M'Karthy, aged twenty-
eight. , .
The missing are: '
Theresa Murphy, aged sixteen.,
Mary Brown, aged four.
, The seriously injured are:
Sister Marie. ,
. Sister Bertrand. , "
Sister Katherine. '
' Hannah Shea.
Twenty-five inmates were injured by
falls, jumps and bunns, none seriously.
That more lives were not lost was
due to the heroism of the sisters and
some of the older inmates. When the
fire broke out the 400 inmates of the
institution were asleep. Most of them
were gotten out in almost perfect or
der, but a score who risked their lives
to save the others were finally forced
to either jump from the upper stories
or make desperate dashes through
Rtairwavs and corridors filled with
flame and smoke.
There were 326 ehildren in the
orphanage, Bixty of whom were girls,
anil their aires ran fired from two to six
vears. Most of them were from New
York City, and they were in most in
stances committed by the Gerry soci
ety and city courts. The orphanage
was conducted bv the sisterS of thr
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S,000,000 for Cubans.
Of the three million dollars appro
priatedby congress for the payment
of the former soldiers of tbe Cuban
army, over two millions have been dis
tributed to over thirty thousand men
Beerusts For Manila.
The City of Pueblo nailed from San
Francisco for Manila on the 39th with
Sew War of Flowers
The language of flowers is now play
ing a part In the political discord of
the day In Paris. White pinks and blue
oelllota are the signs of the reaction
ary party.while the socialists and other
advanced republicans have adopted red
boutonnteres. Some antl-Loubet pa
pers advise meir followers to wear
Panama, hats Sunday, as a special in
suit to the president. :
Berlins Pauper CesMterlee.
Mors than 3,000 persons are buried
annually In the paupers' cemetery ot
ENGAGE IN PITCHED BATTLE
Desperate Encounter Between Wealthy
News has been received at London,
Ky., confirming a report that a pitched
battle took place last Saturday even
ing between James Haves and his
three sons on one side and Senator
William Clarke and Sherman Leadford
oh the other on the streets of McKee,
Jackson countv. Clark received three
pistol shot wounds and his condition
is critical Young. Hayes was shot in
the breast and will die. The two fam
ilies are the most wealthy in Jacksor
Suffer Heavily by Fire,
The Lockpor t, N.Y. bedstead factory
of Oliver Brothers was destroyed by
fire Mondav. Loss. $200,000. James
McVittie, a workman, was so badly
burned that he cannot recover. About
300 men are thrown out of work.
William Oliver of the Oliver theatre
nf Lincoln ia a beaw stockholder lr
the Lockport manufactory.
At a convention of the Bohemian
Snlvr,nln benefit association, held in
Detroit, resolutions were adopted ex
pressing sympathy for the family of
the late Robert InirersolL They also
PTnrewiud the appreciation of the so-
cietv for his irreatness as a thinker
orator and leader of men. .
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A Steamer Bams.
A burning steamer was sighted off
the coast of Falrport, O. She ap
wared to be helpless and drifting. As
sistance was sent, t .
Hoa.D.J.Brewer, Justice of U.S. Supreme Court,
says : "I commend it to all as the one great stand
ard authority." '
It excels In the ease with which the eye finds tbe
word sought ; in accuracy of definition ; in effect
ive methods of indicatina; pronunciation ; la terse
and comprehensive statements of facts and In
practical use as a working dictionary.
. Specimen paget, etc., lent on application.
G. & C Merrlam Co Publishers, Springfield. Mais.. P. S. A.
Corner lOtli and. F Streets
Paris Green, lb......
T jnHnn Purole. lb. . .
Strychnine, 25c a bottle Blue Vitrol,Ib.
Garden and flower seeas.
White Lead, S. P., $6.00 per cwt. ,
Pure boiled Linseed Oil, 50c a gallon. Varnish
es; all kinds of lubricating oils.
Golden Machine, per gallon 5C
Red Harvester, 40c gal. Castor Machine... 35c
Cylinder Oil. per gal. 5c
E GOOD TO YOUR HOME BUY A
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nd please yonr dear wife and family. Warranted tbe
most perfect cooking stove made. We ss tbe very best
sold rolled patent leveled steel, and line every Bangs
with asbestos and steel, wbieh makes it impossible t
set Brt to yonr floor. They are handsome, attractive,
np-to-dats in pattern and design, lull nickel trimmed,
will bnrn snv kind of fneL will last a hlr
time. Made on honor, sold on sserit. This
is why ws sail them the "ssrr on um."
If yonr dealer does not handle them as
makes a great mistake. Write toss ana
we will provide a way for yon to by one at
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