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Tha kux County Journal.
L . SISUSO, f artnlac.
The town of Laurel, in Cedar county.
m two yean old and baa a population
Peace reign in the newspaper ranks
at Norfolk and everybody ia getting
S. A. Hewlinge A Co., grocers of
Wayne, have ben closed by their
H. R. Hitchcock, a former Ponca
newspaper man, has become a miner in
Bearer City boys captured a bald
eagle alive that measured ten feet from
lip to tip.
, The Havelock Methodist church has
been dedicated free from debt. It cost
oyer at 000.
Caleb Waters, a former resident of
Superior, died at La Grange, IlL, after
a brief illness.
Laurel is to have an elevator that
will bold 25,000 bushels of grain, scrip
Citizens of Winner bare petitioned
the new village board to reduce the
tiering citizens bave started a fund
for the purpose of sinking an experi
mental artesian well.
Table Rock is to bave a ball team of
which the citizens hope to be proud
at the end of the season.
Burglars went through Herman
Bros.' store at Trumbell and helped
themselves to a quantity of goods.
A. W. Rawley of Dundy county
spilled a kettle of hot soap on his bare
feet and is bed-riddeu in consequence.
J. W. Thomas has relinquished his
grip on the Wallace Herald to take up
the ministry and J. G. Heeler is in the
Conscienceless sneak thieves at Fre
mont stole a calf from a widow named
Hanson, whose only support was tak
ing in washing.
About fifty men are employed on the
Cody ranch in Lincoln county at p res
tnt breaking prairie and working on the
W. H. Barnwell is now the sole owner
f the Havelock Mechanic, as be has
purchased the interest of his late part
ner, J. L. McKean.
Heart failure was responsible for the
ieath of Dr. E. B. Loo quest of Bayard,
one of the best known physician ia the
North matte valley.
Someone has discovered that the
("solid" oak doors in the Cass county
court boose are only oak veneer up
bolstered with soft pine.
Fifteen Coxey recruits were arrested
in North Platte, fed and fired with all
possible haste. They trundled east in
the bosom of an otherwise empty box
Colonel Cody has already shipped
several cars of horses from bis North
Platte ranch to New York to be ready
for the opening of the Wild West sea
son. It has been discovered that 91 per
cent of the school children of Gage
county have not been vaccinated. The
doctors think something ought to be
Ex-Commander A. II. Church is not
recovering as fast as his friends hoped
be would and will take a trip to the
mountains with the advent of settled
J. W. Sperry a few days since added
to bin collection of war relics the ball
(a grape) with which General Lyons
was killed. It was loaned to him by a
friend in Lincoln.
Broken Bow ia a candidate for the
honor of having the republican con
gressional convention of the Sixth dis
trict held there. The matter will be
decided at Kearney May 8.
The proprietor of the American hotel
at Table Rock baa mysteriously disap
peared and left his boarders in tbe
larch. No cause for his departure is
known. His wife has gone to her
Elmer Wilcox, of Weeping Water,
while riding a bicycle in an implement
bouse, was thrown off and run a corn
knife through one band severing the
radial artery where it assumes its other
name and shedding a considerable
amount of well oxygenized blood.
Alfred J. Mokler is the editor acd
one of tbe proprietors of the Signal, a
new paper at Platte Center. Mr. Mok
ler knows bow to get up a clean, bright
paper, both typographically and other
wiee.aod the people of Platte Center are
ore of having just as good a paper as
tMrs. George 8. Warren of Beatrice
K her voice four years ago aa the re
It of the grip. Since that time she
has been ouabl to speak above a
wbieper antil the other day, when,
without any warning, her voice re-
larnea, aa strong as ever and without
try TpwasUaffort on her part.
' Taw Dwtstt Kewipaper Subscription
CrZMT.m isBlstian is the UUs of
taw im'iwaw wtth headquarters in
Cm d Lisd. TtM Is sstaaswd to fill
tae33wat ci it to
IrfiANAroM, Ind., April 19.-
WmLHBrarnf WV'Tr Z
William H. Bruiting, of New 1 orx. for-
seery of Madison, were shot in the law
office of Miller, Winter & Eiaui, bj
William M. Copeland, of MadUon, s
brother-in-law to Bruning. Ex-Attorney
General Miller had a narrow es
cape. Neither victim is fatally hart.
Copt-land is under arrest, r barged with
h-- """ui5 W
eurredinth room formerly occupied)
lrramniaii rn n ri ha iiini.rina aa
oy ex-rresioeni Harrison, wuo was a
member of the firm of lawyers occupy -
log tne apartments.
r-a-auorney uenerai w. m. 11.
aimer ana uis partner, reramana
Winter, prevented further shooting by
l desperate personal encounter with
.he man who used the pistoL
Mr. Harris was not an intended
rictim, but was hit ia the indiscrimin
ate firing by Copeland, who was trying
to kill Bruuing. A family quarrel is
responsible for the differences leading
sptothe shooting, and all of tue per-
kms concerned bad gone to the la
mce for consultation with attorneys.
W. IL U. Miller says Attorney Cope-
Und, who is a prominent lawyer of
Madison, entered the outer otiice in
Company with Attorney Harris. L
She front room were Attorney Winter
tnd Bruning. As soon as the door
las opened Mr. Copeland fired with a
pistol at Mr. Bruning, who was only a
lew feet distant. All of the shots save
Mie flew wide of tbe mark. In tbe
Icuffle that ensued one of the bulleta
Itrack Mr. llama After firing five
Ihota the assailant started toward
Bruning with the barrel of tbe revolver
rrappled Id his right hand and made
leveral vicious strokes at bis bead,
bruning fled, and Copeland pursued
lim out of tbe room.
Mr. Harris, who received a bullet in
tie left arm just above tbe eloow waa
lufTering excruciating pain. It was at
Irst thought that Bruning was fatally
tart. He was removed to Dr. Marsee s
itEce, and Mr. Harris waa cared for in
he office of tbe Union Trust company
Mow. Dr. Marsee announced that
tiruning's jaw was broken, but that his
b juries were not serious. Mr. Harris'
Irm waa broken.
Mr. Brumn; and his antagonist are
Involved in litigation in tbe Federal
Sourt, and tbe animosity which ended
b tbe tragedy was its outcome. Tbe
ben were to meet in the law offce for a
(inference looking to the settlement ot
ftie matter. The litigation is of many
ears' standing and Involves three suits,
fohn Bruning, father of Mrs. Clara
Sopeland and Mr. Bruning. died, leav-;
tig a large fortune in Madison. Up
0 that time a warm attachment had
Uways existed between brother sud
(star. A quarrel arose over the pro
perty, and Mrs. Bruning claimed that
ier brother had coerced their fattier in
lis dotage to allow him to control tbe
Property and manage it to suit himself.
She also averred that he compelled her,
then racked with sickneas, to sign an
netrument setting aside tbe will and
tving him virtual possession of every
thing. Laccalatin' Agalnat LjmrhlBg.
Columbus, Ohio, April 19. Repre
sentative Clifford, one of the colored
bembers from Cuyahoga county, has
titroduced two bills which, it is be
leved, will afford legal protection
igainst lynching. The first bill defines
ynching as the killing, or attempted
tilling, by an assemblage of persona, of
1 person for crime without judicial
lenteoce, and makes participation in
luch an affair a crime punishable with
'tn prison men t in the penitentiary for
!rom five to twenty years. Being one
tf such an assemblage of persons,
vhether taking part in the attempt or
tot, is to be considered aa participating
ri the crime. Tbe companion bill
bakes it the duty of the Governor
alien a lynching occurs to direct the
ittomey General to go to the county
nrhere tbe crime was committed and
issist the prosecuting attorney of the
county in the collection of evidence
ind the prosecution of tbe case, thus
taking the control of the case out of
the hands of ari'otficial who might be
governed by local prejudices. If the
Attorney General believes that an 1m
partial trial cannot be bad in tbe county
where the crime and lynching occurred
he need only make affidavit as to his
tpinion and the courts must allow W
thange of venue.
Will I nfold a Tala.
Gainesville. Texas, April 19.Un
fted .States .Senators Teller, of Colorado,
Piatt, of Connecticut, and Roach, of
North Dakota, representing the com
mittee on Indian affaire, arrived at
Gainesville Sunday from Muskogee,
where they bave been ascertaining the
condition of affairs in tbe Indian
Territory. Abandoning tbeir trip to
ailmore and Purcell, tbe party left,
going direct to Washington. They aay
If admitted to Statehood tbe Indian1
country will soon develop into one of
the leading mining and agricultural
districts of the country. Henator Piatt
said: "There are existing affairs In the
poliey of tbe Indian government of
which Congress knows nothing. When
we make oar report some startling re
velatloaa wll to made."
HrBtirartSLO, Ohio, April 19.-W. L.
Otttiav "ho, after having trouble with
U taloyr a laort Urn ago. Ml
Xaia,afv Uwwwtof ton, with
aiy 0 la Ma poet, tojMrag aatioeatfy
MM foray islaalMa. OarWaaaaM
feaaa HeCaad. Am aaeit, far wfcoa
t waa na4 S tm laOaa,
feMfe Urn tZVZ t toaaatfy
tttfca tatwajwvwla fcta. O fct m.
sVttMAirarous, Ind, April II 8
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tleorge P, Bo til loo, manager of t
rereign exchange department of the
First National bank of Chicago,, test!
nea tti at from time to time he had
transferred funds on account of the
inniauapous National bank for tbe
i.j; . . .
loaiBJiapoas uaoinet company to
Elijah Coffin, London. The directions
given to tbe London correspondent in
1 tbe City bank of London tn n vi.i.i,
Coffin were sent bv cable. Th...m.
sent from time to time
i the n rhhrrh,wwi t
The Elijah Coffin mentioned la the
father of two of the deiendanta. He
was formerly president of a bank In
Richmond, Ind., which was looted by
means similar to those used in this
case, and bas found it bealthy to live
away from Richmond ever since.
None of this money can be traced paat
Another interesting but willing
witness was William Nutting, manager
of the Boston branch of tbe cabin t
company, whose testimony showed
pretty clearly that the only reason for
tii is branch's existence was the oppor
tunity given to draw drafts, accept
uiem, ana ootain advances on the ac
Crofear Will Baaiga.
New York, April 18. -As soon aa
the newspapers let nn on rokr h
ill call the executive committee of
Tammany together and resign. Bat
he will not surrender tbe Iwlonhtn
while be is under fire." Tbe above
statement was made bv a rentiers an
whose relations with the bos are cloae.
"if tbe organization bad heeded the re
quest of tbe boas," continued the sen.
tlemao who baa been quoted, "it would
nave permitted him to resign immedi
ately alter the election in tbe fa.l of
189B. The result of that election
me fruition or all bit efforts la the
direction of the rehabiliatlon of
Tammany ball. Tammany haa I
under fire ever since. Tbe boat bat
been criticized and abused by the news
papers almost dally. It waa pointed
out to him last fall that if be should
resign, the people would look upon It
as an act of cowardice. Furthermore,
after the election which resulted so d la
ss trouily to the Democrat be waa told
that he could not gracefully retire until
light could be seen ahead for tbe party.
To be sure there is not much light to be
seen ahead now, but Croker will resign
just the same if tbe papers will let him.
Lewisbl-ko, W. Va., April 18. Tbe
Mormons have been having a great re
vival in Pocahontas county. Saturday
was baptizing day and hundreds gatb-
seed on tbe Green Brier river a few
miles about Clover Lick. Among the'
convert to be baptized was an en
thusiastic man named Peterson, who
shouted "Gloryr at the top of tils voice.
Just as the elder dipped him be seemed
to lose all control of himself, and in a
minute he and the elder were strug
gling in each other's embrace. The
aider was willing to let go, but the old
man held to him, evidently trying to
drown tbe elder. For fully ten minutes
tbe struggle kept up; first one would be
under the water and then tbe other.
Finally the elder was apparently played
out and tbe convert got him under the
water for good.
He held him there, shouting that be
bad drowned to flesh and the devil. By
that time men on the bank bad come
to tbeir senses, and several of them
rushed to the man and forced him to
let the older go. The elder was insen
sible and did not come to for fully half
an bour, and he is iu a critical condi
tion. The convert is violently insane
Mid will be sent to the aavlum.
Pretty Rough Treatment.
New Orleans, La., April 18. Torry
Vaccaro, an Italian fruit dealer of this
eity, was murderously assaulted by a
aarletof Italian Mafiaisi. Vaccaro
was subbed in tbe back. Hi four
assailants made their escape. The
wounded man intimated that be knew
who bia would-be assassins were, but
"efnsed to give the police any informa
tion that might lead to the arrest of the
gniltv persons. Vaccaro keep a fruit
stand on a street corner. At dusk last
night Vaccaro waa standing in front of
bis stand. The four men approached
him from behind, knocked him down,
and after treating biin to a severe
pummelitig, slabbed him in tbe back:
A Maw Inriuntry.
New York, April 13.-Tbe police of
Brooklyn are Investigating the record
of a woman who gives the name of
Mr. L. Applegate, and who has, It I
said, made a business of adopting chil
dren and after a short time selling
them. Mr. Applegate live In a fine
residence and haa moved rn good society, I
and it is not mown tnat a law can be
found under which she may be pan
Ished. The police allege that the ha
been careful In finding borne for the
little ones given to ber. Her first ob
ject 1 to aecare aa much money aa pos
sible, and In Una manner she baa Bad
a very fair living.
Gaixmtillje, Texas, April ML a
party of young people were hattaf a
tsctiMar bavwatkfoo of the aVia,
Battie Waled, aged 11, a with
JetaBaMwu ttt a farmiinaaa, a Ha
toteitftrtta. ti aaaa
Dm tola D.a
April 17. Mies
E of this City he. b0
... ' . .
i w saw aw ia w naa Hnrrain ia iiMHiiai
taken to the Buffalo State Hospital
sving mad. The events which led to
this condition began about two years
ago, when Miss Shanley met William
Knox, a youeg business man. After a
time they became engaged. Miss
Shanley was a Catholic; Mr. Knox,
rresnyteriau. r Den me young peo
ple came to arrange matter for their
marriage each wanted tbe other to con
sent to a marriage In a different faith.
Mr. Shanley decided the matter by de
claring that Mr. Knox must marry bis
laughter in tbe Catholic faith or not afc
all, and when Knox refused to assent
to this proposition Shanley forbade
him to come to the bouse. Knox and
the girl met secretly and kept up their
engagement. About two weeks ago
they waited on Mr. Shanley together
and begged bis consent to a civil mar
riage. Mr. Shanley refused. Next
day Knox proposed an lopement, but
it was a week before the girl would
consent. During this time Knox
avoided her, did not answer her note
and ignored her purposely so as to alter
her determination If possible. Finally
she sent word to bioi that she would
meet him on a certain day and they
would be married and then return and
ask the pardon of her parent. Her
father detected something unusual in
the girl's conduct and pnt a watch ou
her, with the result that the elopement
was Interrupted. Mis Shanley went
to bed next day and has been failing
rapidly since. She refused to take
nourishment and soon showed signs of
mental failure. Yesterday it waa
found that she had completely lost ber
reason. She did not recognize Knox
when be called at tbe asylum to see her.
Her chances of recovery are small. Mr.
Shanley is heart broken. Hi daughter
U taken with violent spasm wb never
he visit ber.
Cannot Enter Thar.
Washington, D. C, April 17.
Coxeys army of peace will not enter
the Capitol grounds, and its commander
will not present bis "petition in boots"
to the Congress "from the steps of the
Capitol at high noon on the first day of
May," or at any other time. Tbe
Capitol Is in the center of a reservation
which is under tbe exclusive jurisdic
tion of tbe Congress. The district
tuthorities and the local police have no
eontrol over that reservation. They
can make no arrest there unless re
quested K to do by the officers of the
There I a law upon the statute books
which forbids the entrance into the
Capitol grounds of any procession with
tny flag, banner, or device, designed or
tdapted to bring into public notice
any party organization or movement
The same law forbids the making of
any harangue or oration within the re
servation. The statute, ttLich was
drafted by Senator Eda.ut.ds, of Ver
mont and became a law in 1882, could
sot have been more skillfully drawn to
prevent the execution of tbe pro
gramme of Commander Coxey if it had
been drafted at thi hour. That law
will be enforced.
The Prearhor Ahead.
Rockkord, 111., April 17. There was
lively church fight at Hampshire
Sunday which catre near resulting in
blows. The German Lutherans held
quarterly service at the Evangelical
church. Rev. Otto Groner, or North
Plato, officiating. AH ran emootly un
til the time came to partake of the
sacrament of the Lord's Supper, when
tbe pastor flatly refused to administer
to five members of the church. Fred
Wetterlng, William Nursewlck, Will-
lam I oilman, Fred Kassow. and Fred
Geutachow, because they are member
of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Rev. Mr. Gruner insisted that he waa
acting in accordance with a decree
from the conference which must be
strictly obeyed, and said that he waa
convinced that the Modern Woodmen
of America and other secret societies
were antagonistic to tbe church and it
teachings. Mr. Wetterlng acted as
spokesman for the member and told
Rev. Mr. Oruner that he as a willful
prevaricator. Tbe five members then
withdrew from the building.
eah Man and Wicked Wumaa.
Baltimore, Md.. April 17.-With
tbe filing of a decree In the city Circuit
Court granting an absolute divorce to
Charles J. Krugend one of tbe romances
of a young man's life. Mr. Krug I
the son of a well-known Baltimore
business man. He claim In his bill
that he was married in Washington
Aug. o, 1812, before be was 21 years old.
The woman's name was Sadie Baltael,
and at the Uroe of the marriage ah
waa employed a a variety actress at a
concert hall in this city. He testified
that Mies Baitzel was considerably hi
senior, and that she treated him to wine
and induced bim to accompany ber to
Washington. While be was In an In
toxicated condition she proposed mar
riage and be eonaen ted . They returned
tothtooity, where, be claim his wife
deserted him after attempting to ex
tort money from hi parens, bfce i
"sr. Paul, Minn., April 11-The
striae on the Oreet Northers railway
irawoally working east, hewing taken
to Grand forks, N. D., and If net aaU
tied soon will prc4aresoh taiaesd
of tbe lis in about tw or three aaff,
ItHdevslspuH a peculiar stats af af.
aba mis was orOsrsd ay tfea
MkM rollar Wloa.
Wamiwgtoh April 1.-The jury la
the PoUard-Berkinrtdge ease retired
shortly after 3 o'clock Saturday. Soon
after tbe Jury went out the defendant's
present wife drove up In an open
barouche and bad a hurried but appar
ently pleasant conversation with tbe
colol.d, who stood on the sidewalk to
receive ber. The nwrPf''' nwa WD0
have been reporting the trial, the pre
siding judge and the district marshal
were photographed by an enterprising
artist on the court house steps.
At half past four tbe juryman in
formed tbe bailiffs who had them in
charge that thev bad agreed. Judge
Bradley was advised Immediately and
a minute later the jury filed In. flanked
by the bailiffs. Almost immediately
behind them came Colonel Becklnrldge,
easy and debonnair as usual, with CoL
Phil Thompson and Deeha Brerkin
ridge. They sat down In their usual
piace and looked straight ahead, while
Judge Bradley waited for Miss Pollard's
counsel to appear. The big room was
quiet and still. At 4:40 Calderon
Carlisle, Mi Pollard's attorney, en
tered and had hardly sat down when
the clerk called the roll of the jury
Then be put tbe isual question:
"Gentlemen of tbe jury, bave you
agreed upon a verdict?
Foreman Cole rose slowly and an
svered: "We have agreed upon a ver
diet and find for tbe plaintiff."
"In what amount of damages? '
ssked the clerk.
Fifteen thousand dollars," waa the
There waa not a sound in the room
Judge Bradley had taken occasion to
warn the spectators just before the ver
dict was rendered that demonstrations
of approval or disapproval from the
spectators would not be tolerated, and
every man there heeded tbe warning. '
Colonel Breckinridge had sat leaning
forward during tbe colloquy between
the foreman and the clerk, and when
tbe verdict was announced he did not
change color or manifest any signs of
nervousness. When Foreman Cole an
nounced the amount Colonel Breckin
ridge turned to Colonel Thompson and
asked: "How much?"
When the foreman had sat down
Colonel Breckinridge rose quickly to
bis feet and asked In his musical,
"If your honor pleases, within what,
time can a notice for a new trial be'
"Within four days," said Judge
"Your honor," said Mr. McKlnney,
who bad started to address the court
when Colonel Breckinriuge asked his
question, "we give notice of an lntn-
tion-to file a motion for a hew trial."
Judge Bradley bowed, and then turn
ing to the jury thanked them for their
faithful services and discharge them
for the term.
Berlin, April lfl. Anther story of
revolting barbarity prac'.i'-ed by Ger
mans in West Africa is told by a Ger
man resident of the Cameroons in the
columns of a weekly journal of this
city. According to this story Herr
Wehlan, Ute Governor's substitute, who
led an expedition against the natives,
issued an order to his subordinates di
recting that the throats of all the old
women who fell into their hands be
cut. The other natives who were so
unfortunate as to be captured were
conveyed on shipboard, where they
were bound to trie rail of the vessel.
The thongs that held them were so
tight that In many Instances the flesh
swelled and they cut deep Into the legs
and arms of the prisoners. No at ten
ciou was paid to the appeals of the
miserable natives to be released from
their torture. They were entirely un
protected from the weather, and ex
posed as they were to the tropical heat
their wounds festered. The appeals
oi ine miseranie wretches for water to
quench their thirst fell on deaf ear, or
else were orutally refused. When tbe
prisoners were half dead they were shot
down like wild beasts without com
Tha Krbi-lllon Ended.
Montkvioko, April 18. Admiral de
Mello has surrendered to the Uruguayan
aamontle with the 1,600 insurgent
troops who disembarked on the frontier
of Uruguay, after having been driven
out of the state of Rio Grande do Sul
by the troops of President Peixoto.
ihe rebellion in Brazil may be said to
have completely collapsed. Tie authori
ties of Uruguay have disarmed the in
surgent. The state of siege at Rio Janeiro had
been extended to June 13, but it is be
lieved that In view of the surrender of
Admiral de Mello and the insurgent
lorces, me Jirazi lan government will
shortly be able to raise the state of
the Uruguayan boat, after having
been notified by Mello of his desire
to surrender, sent out a battallan of
Infantry to receive his submission.
The commanding officer, after con
ferring with Meilo, accepted bis sword
and placed himself and his followers
Maaaalag far Seaeiar aaea.
AsincviLLE, N. C, April IB. -All the
nags are at half mast and tbe oourt
boos Is draped In black, with a-largt
oil painting of .Senator Vanos bsoging
on the outer walls of ths butatlnr.
In whit flowers. nnsxiTinns
of hia death was BMds ka all ths
of tha sstf at tfea aMSwaaf
frr T-- rtrrt tf TrirHf a rfinTh (Taniilim
aWI asd deshay.
LoKDoa, April SU The Karl of
Buahaa appeared before tha baak
raptey court in response to a petition
of money-lenders who bold a diabooored
for 11 10 which tbe Earl had li.
dorsad in behalf of bia second son. The
Earl explained to the court that hlai
total liabl lit iea amounted to 388. He'
said he was receiving an allowance.
from his eldest son. Lord Carlrosa, to'
whom be had transferred bis Scotch'
esMte in 1M These estate were
thea valued at 1 0.1X0 per annum. He
now estimated that they would produce
7,UH The transfer waa made In con-i
shleration of Lord Carlrosa paying hia
detita. amounting to 3,500. The Earl
added that he had been threatened
aitb li-igation on the ground that the
transfer was illegal, and that 2,000 of
his annual allowance bad been with
drawn since the property had changed
hands. Wheu tbe Earl, some time ago
was ordered to pay damages aa co-respondent
in a divorce suit, be declared
himself a bankrupt. He never paid
the damages awarded against him. Be
fore he succeded to the title his father
never made him any money allowance,
and he gamed his living as a jockey.
KttM and PiihM BroltM.
Goshen, Ind., April 20. -Tbe Lake
Shore vestibuled limited going east met
with an accident at Dunlap, five mile
west of this city, yesterday afternoon.
While running at a high rate of speed
the engine struck the caboose of a
freight train on a sidetrack which had
not cleared the main track. Engineer
Charles Melcher of the fast train, re
mained at his post and bad several ribs
broken besides other bodily Injuries,
while Fireman Nepper jumped and
sustained severe injuries. Tbe locomo
tive remained upright, but was badly
damaged. Most of the dishes in the
dining car were demolished. Tbe pas
sengers were badly shaken up, but no
one was injured.
Killed hj lwtirlrj.
St. Lovis, Mo., April 20. Two fire
men of the St. Louis department lost
their lives and one was badly injured
as a result of overhead wire. Re
sponding to an alarm for a burning
stable at Dickson and Le fling well aven
ues the two men became entangled in
wires which, melted by tbe beat of the
flames, bad parted and fallen to tbe
ground. The men stepped on the
wires while directing a stream. Will
iam Gannon was killed and Tom Dolan,
the old ball player and former catcher
for the St. Louis Browns, was faUlly
injured. Ben SLiveiey was badly
Would not lilva Vp.
Hcntinoton, Ind., April 30k
Charles Ashley, whom tbe penitentiary
authorities at Michigan city claim waa
the worst prisoner they ever bad, hai
returned to this city after serving three
years for a brutal assault upon J. B.
Kenner, a prominent lawyer here. He
was immediately rearrested on a charge
of perjury committed during bis trial.
While in the penitentiary Ashley waa
stubborn, and absolutely refused to
obey orders or work. He was subjected
to every puniuhmer.t, and was finally
confined for thirty months In a small
solitary cell, but even Uiia failed to sub
Mara I'aprr Thau Mono?.
Louwville, Ky., April 20. W, II.
Thomas &. Son, whisky dealers and die
stlliers, have made an assigniiiunt to
the Louisville Trout company. Their
liabilities are between SuOO.J Q aud
8fl00,000, all of which 's icud by
pledgee of whisky or stock. I tie s-
sets are not announced. I he luairn-
menthas been expected tor some time.
as the firm has been in hard financial
lines for over a year. (Some time ago
they were forced to suspend payment,
but secured a six months' extension by
their creditors. It is said that tbe firm
hold a great deal of paper of Rippy,
the Lawrenceburg distiller, and also
some of button's.
Freight Thlaraa Trappad
Mattooii, 111., April 20. Detectl-a
Harrington and Trainmaster Lin tea,
of tbe Illinois Central, bave trapped a
gang of petty freight car thieves in this
city and wouuded Henry Dotley and
Oliver Heath, both young tougbs of
this city. Secreting themaeives in a
sealed freight car loaded witbmerchan.
dlae Harrington and Linton wa'ted
until the thieves broke tho seal, crowded
in, and began to dump out good.
Then they called a bait, and the rob
ber started to run. The thieve were
fired on and severe wounds Inflicted.
They are now In jail at Charleston.
Enforcing Strict Kalra.
Richmond, Ind, April 20. Some
thing of a sensation prevails at Earl
ham College over the expulsion of six
student. The rule of tbe Institution,
which is a Quaker one,, are very strict,
and the student are not allowed to
leave the dormitory at ntgbt without
permission. Tbe otiurge against the
yonog men was breaking this rule and
engaging In billiards, pool, and drinking
to the city. They are: Clayton Roots,
Orown Point, Ind ; Clara Duncan,
Greenfield, Ind.; Ora Kellar, Wlnamao,
Ind.; Charles Hathler, Morris, Hi.; Row
land Morris, Fair mount, lad., and
Robert Morris, Milton, lad.
Left Rar ( Vaaaa.
kloRjus. Hi, April sO.-Mart HamU
too, a yooofl buslaeas man, waa to bar
married an Llatl Oyer, a graduate -of
the Uorrls High sshoot, lstTxiwj.
Jha aoMoatty was graatly startisd to
wwarn to prospective
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