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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1894)
The Sioux County Journal.
I. J S1MWO-VS, Proprietor.
Judge Norns is becoming famous
The schools at Ravenna are sadly
Sports are spearing fish in the Re
publican river near Arapahoe.
Butter is selling in Champion at the
low price of 10 cents a pound.
May wood is proud of its cornet band.
The boys practice every night.
The riattsmouth Herald will be in
running order again in a few weeks.
The store of J. P. iiasniusseu at
Columbus has been closed by creditors.
Miss Clara Hold ot Columbus has a
broken leg as the result of a fall on the
A large number of sick are reported
atCbappell. La grippe is what ails
The Madison Star has been named
tiie official organ of the Madison county
Osmond has a new cemetrey con- !
tainini! four hundred lots. Now is the
time to be buried.
Two gamblers were arrested at Nor- '
folk and a jackpot of 50 was added to ,
the school fund.
The business men of Alma have j
tided over the lough times without
scoring a single failure.
A local board of the Lincoln build
ing and loan association has been or- j
ganizea at Waketield.
A Knights of Pythias lodge will be '
instituted at Edgar this week with
twenty charter members.
The treasurer of Saunders county m- I
Tites people to walk into the next room (
when the? want to swear. I
Red Cloud has a new paper called i
the Nebraska and Kansas Farmer. D. j
J. Myers is the guilty party. i
Jewell Bros, of I'latte Center have (
cleared about SHi.OUQ in two years rais- j
Ing beets for the Norfolk sugar mill.
The icemen of the state have har
vested the crop and are now praying
for an early spring and a sultry sum
mer. John Penner of Logan county has a
couple of hounds that have assisted
him in capturing nine wolves this win
ter. A Furnas county farmer lost his
pocketbook containing ?3I0 and valu
able papers. He offers a hatidsome re
ward. Twelve new member rode the A, O.
U. W. goat at Wdsoayille at one ses
, Biou; The order is receiving accessions
all over the state.
F. TV. Fuller of Campbell paid SIS
hiju cost ior uie lun ot whipping an
editor and has a suit tor damages on
his hands besides.
W. E, Beach of North Platte, while
descending the steps in front of the
Pacific hotel, slipped and broke both
bones of this right ankle.
The books of the ex-treasurer of
Thayer county will be examined by an
expert accountant to locate a discrep
ancy that seems to exist.
The Deshler Herald, which had a
great notion to move out, has bu-en in
duced by assurances of a living pat
ronage to stay and do i s town good.
The people of Nance county will be
asked to vote bonds in the sum of
$17,000 to build a new court house. It
Is thought the proposition will carry.
Carl Picard of Hebron has started in
to fast forty days, after which he pro
poses to preach the gospel. He is
thought to be a trine unbalanced
Z. A. Cushman of Schuyler has been
taken in custody for having more
wives than the law entitles him to.
He will be tried at Harlan, la, ior big
amy In the first degree.
Farmers in the northern part of the
state are anxious for a special session
vi me legislature, tnat means may be
provided for harvesting the Russian
thistles before they get ripe.
Two Platte county farmers went to
law over a lousy caif and when the
case was settled the costs and attor
ney's fees amounted to over twenty
times the value of the animal
It is estimated that more converts
have been made at the various revivals
this winter than the sum total for the
threejpreceding years. Verily adver
sity has its eternal compensations.
Goods to the amount of 20 werd
stolen from a farmer who stopped at a
saloon to acquire a jag and left no one
to watch bis wagon. The articles were
afterwards found in a livery stable, but
the thief escaped.
: A few parties near Broken Bow are
in the habit of coming to town once or
twice in a while and leaving their
horses tied on the street while tbey en
joy the warmth of a saloon from morn
ing tiU midnight. Where's the tar and
Rev. Trumbull has reisgned the pas
torate of the Baptist church at Madison
to accept a like position at Crab Or
Chard. His parting shot was to the
fleet "that he was going to a place
where the church members were busi
ness men who paid their debts and
; erect down in their pockets to support
Looking f.r Hurw Irtiiue.
West Mtluioi:, Wi , Feb, 8. The
srnad village of Owen, tst of tbiscity
f n the Duluth, outh Shore & A lantic
rilioad, is ail exci'.ed over the lynch
ing of a fiend. Tiie name of the villain
is Andrew Pikkarien. He is a Russian
Finn and live a few miles from Owen,
at a place caded Bruce Crossing.
Monday Pi-ter Halted! and wife left
their home to be gone for a day. Th--y
left their eight-Vear-oid daughter at
home in the care of Pikkarien. Her
temporary gu.irdian put the little girl
to bed early, but at about 10 o'clock at
night he touk the sleeping child from
the bed and carrying her to his own
room assaulted her. Two other men
witnessed the outrage, but they claim
they were tearluior the power; ul as -ail-aut.
Pikkarien was arrested as soon
as the terrible crime lie had committed
became known and laKen to Owen,
where he was placed in jail. Head-;
muted having commuted the deed.
The child is frightfully injured and is
exacted to die.
As soon as it became known that
Pikkarien admitted his guilt, fifty in
dignant citizens wearing masks sur
rounaed the frail structure in which he
was placed, determined tojiynch him.
Officers protested, but to no avail. The
jail doors were smashed in and the cuf.
pnt brought out by force, a roje was
placed about his necic and he was drag
ged eighty rods to a railroad trestle,
where he wxs danced.
The village is still wild over the out
rage and sliouij the citizens find the
guilty man's associates they wouid end
the day with a triple lynching.
Chestek, 111., FeD. 8. Three con
viclsinthe southern Illinois peniten
tiary made an attempt to escape. As
the prisoners were returning from the
bucket rack Convict Fred George, alias
George Moricliff, slipped up behind
Keeper Purry .-.tiff and pinioned his
arms behind him, while Convict Ram
age ciioked him. Convict Copeland
hem Keeper Banner at bay with a
shovel. George got possession of Stiff's
revolver and holding him in front of
him as a shield attempted to work his
way up to the lower gate. At this
moment Deputy Sheriff Randolph ap
peared. The convict called on the
deputv to halt and pointed the revolver
at him, but Randolph approached until
near enough to be sure of his aim,
when he fired two shots at the convict,
which took effect in his arm and breast.
George Jell to the ground and was over
powered. In George's pocket was
found a dynamite bomb with which he
intended to blow up the gates, which
would have been followed by a rush of
about twenty-five other convicts in the
plot. The two comrades of George,
Ramage and Copeland, surrendered a'-i
were placed in solitary confinement.
AffUx Jltt Baa.
rrtATTANoouA. T.-nn Feb. 7 G.
N. Iletuon, president of the Citizen's
Bnk and Trust company, and also of
the Rock wood and Ulluboma bank,
; fchot and killed J. B. Wert, a prominent
, insurance man. aged fifty, married and
tiie father of six children, in an elevator
of the Richardson block, the largest
oiiiee building in the city. Some six
j months ago Mr. IR nson filed a divorce
j uit against his wile, charging her with
adultery and naming Mr. Wert as co
respondent, lhc seuation was freely
a;red in the newspapers, both men
printing cards calling each other liars
and calumniators, etc. The case did
rot go to trial, Ilenson withdrawing
the suit on account of his two children.
w ert, however, was tried by a church
Council and by a vote of five to tv o
pronounced guilty and pubiuiiy ex
pelied. They met in the eievator face
to lace, and Hcnsoii shot Wert through
I the lungs, inflicting injuries which re
sulted in death soon afterwards. A
i second shot struck a young lawyer,
! Lavin Thomas, producing a tlesh
wound. The news spread quickly and
in a short time crowds numbering
thousands blocked the streets surround-
;lngthe building. The whole town is
excited and the only topic being dis-
; cused on the streets is the tragedy in
jvoivnig two of Chattanooga's best
j known citizens.
Medical aid was at once summoned
j but Mr. Wert was beyond human skill
i"e murderer was taken to the fourth
j noiir 10 an attorney s oinee, Jfe was
afterwards removed to jail by the chief
ot police and sheriff, lie said when he
.'aw Wert enter the elevator lie intended
to get off, but w as prevented by the
door being obstructed when Mr,
Thomas entered. He said he thought
he detected Wert in the act of placing
nia nana in tits pocket and fearing
bodily harm he pulled his pistol and
tired. An examination of the dead
man's clothing failed to show weapons
or any kind. Public sentiment is
divided, but no attack is expected on
Mnce lienson s suspicions of his wife
ere found to be a fact he has been
almost crazed with grief, avoiding
meeting his friends and wearing a
downcast, dejected air. He tendered
his resignation as president of the
bank, but the officials refused to ac
cept it mid offered him a year'B leave
Ill Ik C clone's lei B
Mkmphh, Tenn., Feb. 5. A cyclone
eptover northern Mississippi late
Satuiday evening, leaving destruction
ir. its p'lth. The wires wera prostrated
In I va HurrlraJiee,
Kkw Yoiik. Feb. tS.-The Hamburg
line steamship raortnma. Captain Koch,
arrived (row Hamburg after a perilous
voyage lasting twenty-two days. She
and it is impossibiejto secure partic- j encountered two severe iiurncaues in
l Klot Aneuu-the M arking-aiea.
B EH! in, Feb. 9. A dispatch to the
Vossiscba Zeitung from Perm, Russia,
says that a riot has taken place at the
iroc works situated at Nizhiiee
Taghilsk, in the L'ral mountains, and
nkrs except from a few points. The the gult stream, in one of which her j thut 5,oou workingmeii took part in the
mammast was mapped off close to the
decs. Tfje laoruima brought 133
Steerage pas-en gets. In the early part
of tiie voyage the weather was fair.
When near ."sable island, in latitude
40.50 and longitude o'J f i, she encoun
tered a hurricane from the southeast,
continued teany forty-eight
Vogue: Uri. Oazzam Do you know
bat baooptr st uttersT
Kn. OstfSui-WeU, I fitted him
vJwut a fewer over then and be Mid:
Quartet l'.etrn Chun-lira
Kansas Cur, Feb. 8. The kng de
layed equity suit of the reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Lay
Saints against the Church of Christ of
Independence, to determine the title to
the famous Mormon temple lot in In
dependence, was taken up lor trial in
tiie United -States circut court Wednes
day. The suit is a contest between
two factions of the Mormon church to
determine the ownership of a piece of
ground in the city of Independence, on
which the Mormons expect to erect
some day a temple which shall be the
most magnificent ever reared bv the
hands of man, and from which, on the
List day of the world, it is believed, all
good and faithful followers of Joseph
Smith will ascend direct to heaven.
The property is regarded by the con
tending factions of the church as more
precious than all the fabled wealth of
lap..ril and Drowned.
Pknsacola, Fla., Feb. 8. At an
early hour Sunday morning saven men
left the city in a small sail boat to go to
Big Sabin, in Santa Rosa county, about
seven miles from here. They were A.
Rollins, the foreman; G. M. Washburn,1
A Turtle , Ted Mobley a finisher, andj
Mossic, a machinist, all employees of j
Harwell's furniture factory of this city,
a Mr. Rounderna. an unknown man i
and Hiram Brown, "the latter sailing)
tne rxiat. A strong north wind was
blowing. About four o'clock in the
afternoon they started to return. The
boat was capsized and the seven men
clung to the boat for hours, but finally
Rollins, Washourn, Mobley, Mossick
and Brown became exhausted and sank
one by one. The other men held on
and were rescued about noon by a
lumber lighter. They were almost In
sensible. Rollins, Washburn, Mobley and Mos
sick were recent arrivals, having come
from Michigan and Iowa to work in
the furniture factory. All of them I
were single men, except Rollins, whose
widow Is expected here in a few days.
Cigar Lockout in Dtonir.
Denner,Co1o Feb. 8. The Colo
rado Cigar Manufacturing association
inaugurated a lockout because the cigar
matters rerosea December I to accept a
2 per cent reduction in wages. All
the large shops in the city are involved
and about 200 men are thrown out of
Lo br 1 Ins,
Savannah, Ga. Feb, ".The Savan
nah Grocery company aud M. Ferst's
mjus & Co., wholesale grocers, and the
A ilcox & Gibbs t uano compary,
manufacturers of fertilizers, occupying
nearly an entire block of five-story
buildings on Bay street, In the heart of
the wholesale section of the city, were,
burned out and other property suffered
heavy damages. M. Ferst's Sons & CM
are the heaviest losers. The loss on
; the.ir grocery stock is 8150,000. The
! Savannah Grocery company's Iors is
8130,000; Wilcox .V Gibbs Guano com
pany buildings, 875,000; on the guano
company's stock and buildings 15,000,
making the total loss 8370,000. The in
surance is as follows: Savannah
Grocery company, SI 25,000; M. Ferst's
Sons & Co., &J2.VSU0; the Wilcox &
Gibbs Guano company, on buildings,
t57,700; on stock of fertilizers, $12,600,
making a total of 121,900.
The fire started on River street, with
in twenty feet of the river, but whether
in tiie .Savannah company's or the Wil
cox & Gibbs company building is not
known. The fire spread so rapidly
that the occupants of the buildings
barely had time to escape wi h their
lives, and it was impossible to save
anything except a few of the most
valuable papers. The lire was the worst
with which the Savannah fire depart
ment has had to contend since the big
fire of imi
caoie up from the south and
pav"! through the northeastern por
tion of the s'ate, crossing the Alabama
line near Columbus, Mass., where the
most serious damage is reported so far.
IP f a dozen buildings were wrecked
i'l Columbus, trees u:rooted. fences
blown down and the street strewn with! which
debris. In the vicinity of Macon the hours.
farmers suffered great loss, but the ex- At 7 o'clork on the. morning of the
tent ot the damage canuot be learned 3nt ulf, a big sea broke on the deck
owing to the prostration of the wires, i and the men at the wheel lost control
No lives were lost so far as known. 'of the vessel. The bolts in the main
. boom were loosened and the boom
.-ojisr ! veiopmiMili.
Washington, Feb. 5. There were
apparently no new developments in the
Brazilian situation. Secretary Herbert
received a telegram from Rear Admiral
Benham stating that there was no
change iu the condition ol affairs at
Rio. Minister Thompson aud Rear Ad
miral Benham will keep their resec
tive uepartmeuts fully enformed of the
course of events daily. It Is expected
that the decisive action of the Ameri
can admiral will be followed within a
very short period by some move on the
part of the insurgents that will bring
the war to a speedy tnd. The state de
pan merit and the navy dapartment ate
in almost hourly uxpectalion of oflicial
information that Da Gama has given
notice of his intention to bombard Rio.
After a aakurCuloa;,
New YoitK, Feb. 5. An evening
paper publishes an article to the effect
that Col. William Cody, "Buff lo Bill,"
is, in a way, about to turn Quaker.
Colonel Cody, who is at the Hoffman
house, admits that he has heen
negotiating with some Philadelphia
Quakers to start a colony on his ranch,
near North Platte. He hai 4,0X1 acres
of land which he wants te divide into
small holdings aud established a family
on each division. He will construct an
irr.gatmg ditch to furnish each tenant
with water. Colonel Cody hopes to in
duce the settlement ol 50) Quakers
bli.it in. it.
Dknvkii, Feu. 5. While partially
crazed with drink Patrick Phillips, liv
ing iu B;ake street, was aroused from
his slumbers by th sound of someone
attempting to enter a rear door. An
idea that burglars were trying to enter
possessed him, and seizing his V-
Chester rule he hastily ran into
kitchen and fired. The bullet passed
through the door and struck Mrs.
Phillips in the left groin, .she was
afterwari taken to a hospital, where,
after an examination, the tihysicians
pronounced the wound fatal.
struck lifeboat No. 3 on the slar
board side and knocked it overboard.
Afiorwards, the boom, swinging Witli
the roll ol the ship, carried away the
lee rigging oi tiie mainmast, ami the
mast losing its braces, snapped oil and
went overboard. It was only by long
and troublesome work that the crew
were able to clear away the wreck.
Oil in large quantities was poured on
tiie troubled waters while this work
was m progress. Meanwhile ths steer
age passengers below decks were in an
agony of terror. Some men were for
hours on their knees praying, while
others staggered about and cursed as
they were pitched this way and that by
tiie lurching of tne vessel. When the
mast went by the board women
screamed and some became hysterical.
All expected the ship to go down.
Captain Loch went among the men
and women aud by personal apjeals
succeeded in a laying their fears some
what. In the height of the storm
Steward H liberie! fell on the deck and
was seriously injured internally. He
was unconscious for four days and is
still in a dazed condition. The big
wave that swept over the deck broke a
capstan, stove in a hatch and twisted
the rails and the deck fittings. The
hurricane subsided February I, but
head winds were encountered, delay
ing the Taormina further.
disturbance, which Is attributed to lov
wages aud the nihi istic propaganda.
The local authorities were utterly un
able to cope with the disturbance and
cent for a strong force of trooj to
quell tha rioting. The soldiers were
ordered to fire upon the rioters. A
fierce conflict followed, during which
many of the rioters were eitliershort or
stoned to death. The rioters finally
made such a fierce attach urton the
troops that the latter were repulsed and
! (l iven to shelter in a portion which
j they fortified wlii'e awaiting ai-sistarice.
An additional force of troops was sum
moned, and the combined force of
limitary moved upon the rioters and
i succi eded in driving them from the
works and in (jiielliiig the disturbance,
Iho'igii many more were killed and
wounded on both sides during this en
gagement. The troops and police made
a number of prisoners, who, it is under
stood, w ill he dealt with in the severest
manner. It. is said that the nihilists
are spreading their propaganda in a
similar manner in many parts of
Russia, and that the authorities have
been called upon to take the most
energetic steps to resist tliem.
Mankato, Minn., Feb. 7. Jessie
Andrews, wife of George Andrews of
the Andrews Opera company, has
brougiit suit iu the United States dis
trict court against the Northern Pacific
railroad company for 20,000 damages
tustained in the wreck of the opera
company's car at Brainard, Minn., two
years ago. In ibis wreck Mr. Edward
Andrews was killed aud the complain
ant injured. Mrs. Andrews settled
with the railroad company shortly
after the accident, but her injuries will
prevent her travelling. Another suit
was brought by George Andrews
against the Northwestern railroad for
injuries sustained three months ago at
El Roy, Wis., while coming to Marikato
with the remains of his brother, Charles
Andrews, who had been killed by the
cars at Morris, 111., when the Andrews
car was wrecked. The amount asked
for is 850,00..).
Kxctvt nieitt Hul,,lu!ng,
Kansas City, Feb. 5. J. V. McNa-
mara, whose recent anii-Cathohc lec
ture awl subsequent trials for slander
have resulted in much bitter feeling
and excitement, was removed from the
jail at Independence to the jail in this
city. The former structure is insecure.
the ollicials claim, and might not resist
the attack ol a rescuing puny. The
jury in the case where McNamara was
charged with criminally sandernig
Father Hilhs, after being out thirty-
six hours, reported a failure to agree
ana was discharged. The excitement
has subsided somewhat, but may be
revived when other cases r.-ainat
McNamara come up next Thursday.
Trying toftolva tha Mrtrj.
Denver, Feb. 8. Mrs. AUie Block
Cair was arrested upon a charge of
complicity in the murder of her bos
band, Harry Carr, a well known attor
ney of this city. Bessie Sherwood, a
elose friend of Mrs. Carr, f eddy" Dol
on, Jim Tracy and a man named
"Dutch" were aleo held for examina
tion. An effort will be made to sift
the information thus obtained In Abe
Iwpo that toe mystery surroundinc the
f Sunday night may be solved.
On the Verge of Starvation
Guthkik, OkL, Feb. 7. -A majority
t the tribe of Tonkawa Indians resid
ing upon their pllotted land In (he
Cherokee strip are on the verge of star
vation. Many have been without food
or weeks and would have perished bad
not friendly white settlers fed them.
There are only about seventy members
of the tribe left, a remnant of a once
powerful people. Nearly every man in
the trio; h' Ids an honorable discharge
from the United States army.
Hit Putnra -i fllctsd.
Washington, Feb. 7, Admiral Ben
ham's future may be much affected by
the recent incident in Rio harbor and
by the resolution introduced by Repre
sentative Money, complimenting I he
admiral. The thanks of congress is an
honor very highly prized in military and
naval circles, and it carries with it not
only dignity and honor, but also several
important official advantages. One of
these is that the time of an offloer's re
Uretneot is pot oft.
Ciucagc , Feb. 5. John Roos, a lie- I
brew fifty vears of age and watchman 1
at tiie San Diego building, was brutally j
murdered sometime during Sunday'
morning in the boiler room of the '
building at No. i'J River street. When j
found Koos' face aud head were beaten j
almost into a jelly and blood and brains j
were scattered over the front of the j
boilers and ou the floor. There was no j
indication that a Btruggle had taken 1
place. An iron "shake bar," used in
shaking down the grates of the furn
aces, was found in a corner covered
with blood and ma ted hair. The police
believe the motive for the murder was
revenge, owing to the fact that Roos
was not robbed of 811, the amount of
bis week's salary, paid. Whoever com
muted the crime is well acquainted
with the premises and the methods of
the watchman, aud this is strengthened
by the fact that Roos recently returned
to his old place, from which he was dis
charged last spring, relieving a dis
cnargeu employe whose name is
Chattanoog a, Tenn., Feb. 0. R.C.
Ross, caehier of the bank at Niottsboro,
was shot dead at Stevens m, Ala. The
shooting was done by four brothers,
Hob, Tot, John and Jim Skelton,- all
prominent business men of Scottsboro,
un I took plac; within fifteen feet of
I the depot. Ross fell dead at the first
i onslaught, with a load of buckshot in
j his temple, fired, it is thought, by John
jSkeltoii. F.I). JSioodworth, brother
I in-law of the dead man, was wounded
! in the arm. The deceased was ac
! cused some weeks ago of seducing
j Miss Annie Skelton, a sister of the
Skeltons, and was intimidated into
j leaving Scotlsooro. The brothers, who
me very nign-arting, determined men,
got wind of Ross' presence in the
neighborhood and came on hirn at
Stevens about 12 o'clock, when he was
waiting for the Chattanooga train.
The two men were taken unawares
and did not return ttie fire. All parties
concerned In the affair are highly con
nected and move in the upper tendorn
Miss Annin Skelton was exceedingly
popular in Chattanooga, where she at
tended many swell society events, and
was at one time reported to be engaged
to a business man and society leader
here. Information is had from a rel -able
source that the young lady recent
ly wrote to an uncle exonerating Ross
j and stating that another was responsi
! ble for her ruin. The Skelton boys,
j who were armed with shotguns and
rules, were arrested and taken to the
j county jail at iscottsboro. Consider-
able excitement prevails throughout
j Jackson county, where the parties
were well known.
Mill In Dnuht.
Chh aoo, Feb. a. The end of the
famous Coughlin trial is unexpectedly
near at hand. At the opening of court
Judge Wing of ihe defense moved an
adjournment until today and an
nounced that the defense's testimony
was about compla'ed.
"Only a few days remain before the
defense will rest its case," said the at
torney. -Before we clwn, we desire a
day in which to look over our evidence
iiid see if it cannot be shortened.
Furthermore, I am ill and not able to
conduct the case.
Judge l utinil granted the adjourn
ment upon the. recommendation of
Assistant State's Attorney Boltum.
After the court room had been
cleared, Coughlin, his father and wife,
together with Judge Wing and attor
ney Donohue, held a long consultation.
I he questions were earnestly discussed
a he- iier or not Coughlin should take the
s and in his own defense, and whether
or not the testimony for the defense
relating to Martin B-irke and portions
relating to Patrick O 'Sullivan should be
omitted. Ttie matter wai left largely
to the decision of Mrs. Coughlin, the
faithful little woman who has been in
constant attendance at the trial.
Coiighlin's father was Plso appealed to
frequently by the attorneys. The pris
oner himself had little to say, and was
evhiiiitly trusting to ihe judgment of
After the consultation, the attorneys
said that the matter of" Coughlin taking
. lie Hand w as still in doubt.
A 'f raged y.
Columbus. Ga., Feb. 5. James
Thompson a machinist living in a
suburb of Columbus, returned home
drunk, drove his wife and children out
or the house and subsequently pulled a
pistol on them. A dear and dumb son,
twenty-three years of age, came to the
defense of his moiher and cut his
father's throat with a razor. The
father died in a few minutes. The son
surrendered himself and wrote out at
the police station a statement of the
Tha Mra Fia.iil.
Faykttk, Mo., Feb. 5. Fire destroy,
ed the Masonic temple. The loss to
the temple and tenants is II6.WX), in
Crlmnali on Trial.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 6, The prelimin
ary examination of C. H. Button, V,
W. Clark and Charles Overton, charged
with possessing burglar tools, was com
menced in police court Saturday,
These are the men who were arret tnd
last Sunday night at Twenty-third and
Cuming streets upon information fur
nished Sergeant Snoop that a Chinese
laundry was to be raided and robbed.
The police prepared for the event and
eaptured four men In the vicinity of
the intended robbery.
To Prepare tut a strike.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. C The chiefs
of tiie Northern Paedic federated trades
at St. Paul have wired the local union
men here to prepare for a strike on the
Northern PaciSic system, it there Is
no change satisfactory to the employes
in the situation before Tuesday it is
exected the men will be called out,
and that the strike will be made gen
eral among the roads that have cut
wages and have attempted to enforce
new schedules that do not recognize
union workmen. The Northern Pacific
scored its flrstpoint when the wages of
the dispatchers and telegraph operators
were adjusted and they agreed not to
federate. With the assistance of the
telegraph operators it is claimed the
company can run trains with raw
To Cut the Wage.
Dkn vkii, Feb. 6.-The question of the
wages of the Union Pacific employes
will be arguod before Judge Hallett on
Tuesday on the order of the receivers
for the abolition of o:d agreements with
employes. The men will resist the
order, all their various representatives
being present. The order of railway
trainmen will be represented by the
local committee, consisting of J. B.
Mou ton and A. P. Butler. The new
schedule, If enforced, would cut tele
graphers 82.70 to 85 per month con
ductors 80 to 820 and the engineers
from 20 to 40 cents per hundred miles.
Kid and hit band at Their llloi.d Work,
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 6. Authentic
advices reached here f a battle the
other day in the Bunker Hill mining
district, about sixty-live miles from
Tucson, between Hualspal Clark, a
well known et-Unlted States scout,
and a small band of Indians under the
leadership of the renegade, Kid,
which resulted in one squaw being
killed. A number of cattlemen and
minora are now In pursuit of the
k'trr at the 1 air firnumlii,
Ciik am), Feb. U. Wednesday's fire
Aits discovered in the roof of the south
west corner of the agricultural build
ing at the world's fair grounds. The
lire was soon under 'control, and the
uarnage to the building was found to
iiisigmiicatit. Twenty cases of exhibits
were somewhat damaged by water.
One hundred square feet of the glass
roof of the building fell, nearly bury
ing a detail of firemen who were fight
ing the lire directly beneath that por
t;on of the roof. All the firemen
escaped without injury except minor
bruises and cuts from glass. It is
thought that a systematic effort fs be.
mg made by incendiaries to destroy the
world's fair buildings, F.arly In the
morning a small blaze was found in a
oile of rubbish near the building which
was extinguished, and the police claim
to have evidence that both blazes were
the work of an incendiary.
frni,l ,,r tl,r Kali,,!, ing.
Topkka, Feb. Si. The people of
eoiiiliern Kansas are in constant dread
of another attack of the remaining
members of the llalton g'ltig. Recently
the Coffeyville "committee of safety"
received a notice from what they con
sidered a thoroughly reliable source
which startled the people. It read:
"The gang is ' organized for another
raid ou the people of Coffeyville to take
pkee within three weeks." Preliminary
steps were at once taken to form a de
fense. The city government put on an
extra force of policemen for both night
and day duly. Four companies were
organized, with twenly-five men each,
all well armed and instructed as to
their duties and positions in case of an
alarm. The result is every man who
can shoot carries a Winchester or revol
ver to his place of business every day,
and is ready for business should the
Daltons make their threatened raid.
The Huhject or Anbeiatlun.
Washington, Feb. D.-Contrary to
the expectations of the senate commit
tee on foreign relations another witness
on Hawaiiun affairs was examined
Commander Ludlow of this city at the
suggestion of Senator Gray, appeared
snd guve testimony bearing upon the
subject of annexation and the general
commercial value of the Islands.
. I'ollra HUH ll.nl. ,1.
Dknvkii, Feb. 9.-The Carr murder
mystery continues to baffle the police.
Mrs. Carr is still in custoday at the
county tail, but there is as yet little ei
cuse for holding her. She confessed
she had been an unchaste woman be
fore arid after marriage, but denied be
ing Implicated In her hnsbsnd's mur
der. There was no insurance on Carr's
life, the two policies for 10,000 having
been allowed to, lapse some months ag
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