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OAT DOLLAR DINNER
COL. BRYAN LAVS DOWN THE
LAW TO N. V. DEMOCRATS.
Appears to Be An wikn!nf In
America's Largest City and a Re
turn to Jafforsonian Principlee.
MOTE Mr. Bryans speech will be
frinted in this paper next week.
New Tork, April 17. The dollar Jef
ferson dinner of the Chicago platform
democrat! at the Grand Central Palace
Saturday night, in point of numbers,
waa one of the biggest affairs ever
held in thla city. Nearly i.uwJ men and
women sat down at long tables in the
various rooms at the big palace.
There were ail kinds of people there,
tressed in all kinds of clothes.
The main hall presented a different
aspect from that of the Metropolitan
' opera house at the $1(1 dinner of the
Democratic club. There were no flower
embellishments, but just great, lung
avenues ot tables covered with plain
white plates. The only ornaments were
bunches of celery and granite ware
The boxes about the hall were fes
tooned with flags, with silken banners
suspended between the flags at the
back of the stage, two American flags
raped about the portrait of Jefferson
and the other portrait of Bryan. Small
portraits of Bryan were interspersed
between the flags on the balconies.
On the stage was an immense floral
horseshoe of carnations, roses and
heliotropes. It had worked in flowers
she words, "Woman's Bryan League."
Below in red carnations on riite roses
. was the name, "Bryan." Surrounding
all were the numerals, "II to 1." Back
sf one of the cane-bottomed chairs was
a magnificent bouquet of American
A brass band of thirty-five pieces on
the balcony discoursed music through
but the evening.
The guests began to arrive at the
Brand Central Palace at 6 o'clock.
Women to the number of 475 dined in
the long hall. Just off the second nai
lery. They all sat down to the Ubles at
The first excitement of the evening
sccurred when the Russian-American
Democratic association, 2M strong,
tram the Eighth assembly district,
starched In. They were received with
About T o'clock nearly every seat of
St men's table was occupied and the
Service began. Over (09 waiters started
bat into the main hall with soup a few
sain u tea before 7 o'clock. The menu ln-
lladed soup, fish, roast beef, turkey, ice
ream, coffee, cigars and wine.
. W. J. Bryan did not arrive until
shortly after 7 o'clock. Crowds on the
aUlde signalled his approach by tre
asendous cheering. He came in a cab.
and was escorted through a tremendous
srowd to the waiting room outside.
Sera he shook hands with the coirrmH
e. Then he was escorted to the
guests' table, a long table in front of
Following came the speakers of the
renins;. The band played "Hail to the
Chief" as Bryan waa hurried down
mm of the main als'.es. There waa tre-
saendous cheering and waving of nap
kins. The demonstration lasted for
Among those who sat at the guests'
table were: Jas. R. Brown, presiding;
a his right, W. J. Bryan; on bis left,
Charles A. Towne of Minneapolis, O
U. P. Belmont, William S. McNary. sec
retary of the democratic state commit
tee of Minnesota; Mayor J. L.Rhomoohs
f Covington, Ky., Bolton Hall, George
Frederick Williams, ex-Congressman
William E. Ryan of Rochester, Colonel
Thomas Smith cf Virginia and John
The crowd waa a thoroughly repre
sentative one, and before the dinner
was concluded hundreds of the dlnerr
left their seats and crowded about the
(eats' table and began to shake hands
with Colonel Bryan. This was stopped
with much difficulty.
At o'clock the committee and speak
srs ascended to the platform.
Bryan received a vociferous ovation,
the diners in many instances standing
pa chairs and tables and the women
braving nankins wildly.
James R. Brown called the meeting to
srder and introduced George Fred
Williams of Massachusetts, who was
given a fine reception. The crowds In
Ik galleries meantime had Increased,
and there were at least 5,000 people In
Dm hall. The mention at Henry
Oeorge's name evoked an extraordinary
O. H. P. Belmont was next Introduced
sad spoke In part as follows:
"Tonight the east extends its hand ot
welcome to the west, snd I ready to do
honor to one of her greet tons, of whom
the is so justly proud She is proud that
there Is no north, no south, no east, no
pest in the democratic party Whaifer
bur local. Individual or sectional belief?
are, let us express them and let them be
respected that is the soul of democ
racy. "But when after these opinions have
been submitted to our chosen leaders in
conventions, when they have sifted
Ihem down and chosen the material
from which our platform is to be con
structed, then let us, with one voice,
pay this Is the platform upon w hich we
will stand, shoulder to shoulder, as a
anit to win or lose.
"We have reached point when de
mocracy must rule or the heirs of this
greatest republic that we know of must
bow tbelr necks to the most powerful
plutocracy the world has ever known.
Bind you, not even s national plutucra
ST. but an international plutocracy.
Without faith or kin. which will drag
as to the most abject slavery. Today
she people are wsking up to the fact
that the freedom of man is the ques
tion they are called upon to decide snd
not theoretical issues for political su
premacy, and In looking about for the
Beans to secure this right they see the
paly hope in the democratic party.
The Issue will be In 1900 Are we to
la controlled by the cosmopolitan mon
ey power, or are we to be free men cf
this great republic? Nothing more,
nothing less. The republicans have
ranged themselves cn the ride ot mo
nopolies, snd the concentration of
wealth. They have rani ed themrelves
pa the ride of controlling the mur.lt Iral,
i and national Kgu.auon oy wtaim.
were slow in avenging ine intuit
ssJarlaa of the enemy, and only
I ae when poshed to it by the democ-
ssy af tap country, iney are gamy
V eesrrysasj p par lata war la a par
i - p sail apt manner and to the
t t t PJr-pratiopa. To all this the
( trwr, f held, to wont, oil to
, t Ma sslrty array to sVf cat
r y i Vpb Ilt. I'as
1 1 -1 aleva sUa, pa
V J i-
lived, a hundred voices shouted, "No.
Mr. Williams whispered something to
Mr. Ridpath, and the latter said: "I
accept the fUfvesticn. and bowed to
Co.'onel Bryan At the close cf Mr. Rid
path s tpeech a horseshoe of flowers
was prctented to Colonel Bryan, who
arose and bowed.
John S. Crosby spoke on "Civil Lib
Judge James P. Tarvln cf Kentucky.
president sf the Ohio Valley Bimeta!:ic
league, responded to the sentiment
"The Power of Organized Wealth." He
said Id part:
"1 would define the Chicago platform
of 1S9S to be a formulated protest
against the existence and abuses ot
organized wealth. 1 think that is its
whole meaning. I believe that the dem
ocralic national convention of 11)00 will
adopt a platform even more specifically
and emphatically a protest against the
existence and abuses of organized
wealth. It will reaffirm the declarations
of the Chicago platform of 1M6. It will
declare the purpose of the party to
prevent the organization and operation
of trusts. It will declare against im
perialism. It will, in that, unite its
protest with the protests on the still
faces of hundreds of dead Filipinos
turned to heaven, from there to receive
the tears of pitying angels as a remon
strance against their murder. Further,
it ought to in terms declare against any
alliance with England, it ought to de
clare that a monarchy and a republio
cannot be linked together. It should
be remembered that no English army
has ever fought for freedom, and that
no English soldier has ever died for its
cause. The existence of the English
government is dependent upon human
slavery; the existence of this govern
ment is dependent upon the attaiment
of human freedom. Colonial depend
encies are the lifeblood of England,
while they would mean the death of
free government in the United States.
"There should be a repeal of gen
eral corporation laws. There should
be absolute governmental control of
railroads and telegraphs. There should
be public ownership of public fran
chises. "Organized wealth Is the owner of a
great political organization, and many
republicans fall to draw the distinc
tion between the republicanism or a
Lincoln and the republicanism of a
Hanna. It has a national administra
tion behind it It owns many of the
courts of the land. It can dictate legis
lation and ofttimes can dictate adjudi
cation. It reaches Into, owns and con
trols the great cities of the country to
such an extent that it has come to papa
that with those in political control of
those cities, republicanism and democ
racy have alike ceared to have a mean
ing, and the only enort is py incse in
control to become the wards and the
beneficiaries of the enemies of the peo
ple and of free government. There is
no difference between s Croker and a
Piatt, between a Roosevelt and a Van
Wyck. The hope of success lies in the
country outside the grea.t cities, and
success to be attained must be attained
in the face of the opposition of corrupt
and debased municipal conditions."
The next speaker was Jerome O'Nell,
who spoke on "Labor's Hope."
Ex -Congressman Charles A. Towne
spoke next on "Americanism."
A PATIENT CROWD.
The great crowd waited patiently
through all the speeches. There were
at first many calls for Bryan, but when
It was seen that the program was ad
hered to, they stopped calling and
waited. Bryan sat in full view of the
entire audience in a calmly Interested
manner and he bowed frequently at the
calls made on him.
In introducing Mr. Bryan. Chairman
Brown said that Abraham Lincoln had
come out of the west to save the nation
and another man had come from the
west to save the nation.
A perfect tempest of applause from
the men and women broke out. The
applause subsided, but started afresh.
The band struck up, but could scarcely
be heard, as it played "The Stars and
Hats were thrown up Into the air;
women waved their cloaks and hand
kerchiefs. There was a maelstrom of
discord. Mr. Bryan raised his hand
depracatir.gly, but the more he did this
the more the crowd cheered. It was a
wild, frantic demonstration. It lasted
for at leas five minutes.
Mr. Bryan began in a calm, clear
voice. He was frequently Interrupted
by applause. When he said there was
harmony enly between those who think
and act a!'ke there was great applause.
His references to the Chicago platform
and his declaration that his nominatlcn
had not come from bosses were received
with tremendous cheers.
Mr. Bryan's reference to the United
States as a bully fir striking down the
Filipino natives created the greatest en
thusiasm of the night. There was a
mighty demonstration when he said it
was this country that had Inspired the
Filipino with love of liberty. Th Ameri
can government or the n:ipinoi is a
despotism, he declared, ar.d this was
loudly applauded It was no' surprljing.
he said, that a country that should tend
to England for a financial policy as it
had two years ago. should now send
there for a colonial policy. This was re
ceived with will applause.
When he Intimated that he wanted to
stop he was told tj go on. and many
requested him to talk more on '.mperlal
Isrri. Whrn he said: "We may fall In
1SO0." there were tumultuous cries of
GREATEST EVER HELD.
When he concluded another hurricane
of apple use broke forth. Men and wo
men acted wildly. Men again threw up
their half snd women waved their
cloakr and handkerchiefs and shouted
and Jumped up and down.
Cclonel Bryan spoke one hour and
nine minutes He wat In at rood voice
when he finished Sf when he began.
When Mr. Bryan had finished there'
was a great rush to him rn the plat
form. He was almost suffocated In the
crush. It required five policemen to
force a way through the crowd for him.
He shook hands on a'.l fides He held
a few minutes' reception In a side room
where he shook hands with a numrer
of persons and then with great ciffl-
sulty he went downstairs. There war a
very Urge crowd here and Colonel bry
an had to make a short speech to the
gathering. He was enthusiastically
entered as he got Into the carriage
which started for the Hotel Bartholdl.
Of the dinner Mr. Bryan said: "This
Is the greatest dinner I ever attended.
I thir.k it Is the greateat ever held In
the United "isles The hesrts of the
people are all right."
RELIEF EXPEDITION SAILS.
tattle. Wash.. April II. The steam
er Excelsior has sailed for Copper
River, Alaska. It had en board the
government party under Captain Aber.
crombtt, U. S. A., who la trying to build
a road from V aides, through the Cop
per Hirer valley, across the Tanana to
the Take. There were nearly ffrty
aoMlera and officers In the party and a
washer ef ctvtHaa.
Cantata Abe re re a Ms will alee extend
relief to the destttete aad rick proepee
tora to tap Copper River district. Aa
arpedJUaa win pa ever tap lea with dog
YOUNG SOCIETY QUEEN MUST
FACE SERIOUS CHARGE.
History of a Talented Family and
the Loading Facts In tho Hast
ings Poison Case. .
Hastings, Neb., April 18. Miss Viola
Horlocker, the brilliant, talented and
accomplished young woman who for
years has had unrestricted entree in
the best circles of Hastings society and
whose undisputed connection with one
or the most fiendish crimes In the his
tory of the state, has dumfounded the
entire population of this bustling city,
will be produced in court to answer
the grave charge against her whenever
the state shall be ready to proceed with
its case. Sj stated County Attorney
McCreary, and he said further that he
was satisfied that the stale could lay
hands on her whenever it was deemed
So far as Miss Horlocker is con
cerned this sensational poisoning case
is one that well merits the close at
tention of the student of heridity, for
almost as much Interest attaches to
ancestry as to the central figure now
figuring- in thii remarkable crime. Viola
Horlocker Is the daughter of a woman
whose life added many a lively chap
ter to the record of Hastings' history
in the past quarter of a century. The
rising generation has not heatd or seen
so much of her. but the old-timers tell
lively stories of what happened In days
gons by. when Mrs. Horlocker's un
governable temper slipped its leash and
her feminine fury wreaked vengeance
Her husband, whose memory still
lives as that of a pleatant and muJ
inannered man, was often the object of
her wrath, and the residents of early
days who lived neighbors to the Hor-
lockers tt 11 of having frequently to In
vase the Horlocker domicile at night
to appease the wrath of the rampant
amazon, who was wearing out the
kitchen Ironware in a tempestuous tat
too on Horlocker's head.
HORLOCKER FORCED TO FLEE,
There are many living in Hastings to
day who have seen Horlocker flee from
beneath his own roof on more than one
occasion, and from these have come
down a reputation that stands out
distinctly by itself.
FATHER MINING PROSPECTOR.
The father of the accused In the now
prominent case left his family many
years ago, and spent the later years ot
his life as a mining prospector In Colo
rado, dying there some five years ago,
He left his family a residence here when
he went away, the house occupying the
comer Just across the street from the
Bostwlck hotel. The proceeds from the
sale of this property a dozen years ago
and a smk.ll property interest received
at the father's death have yielded an
Income which was used by the mother
In rearing a remarkable family.
There were six of the girls, one be
ing the daughter of a former marriage.
All six were naturally gifted with ar
UMic talents, and have all acquired con
siderable prominence on this account.
The eldest daughter, now in New York,
Ir tald to have do superior and few
peer in the entire country as a china
iecoralor, ar.d another fitter. Let a, who
Is there with her, has achieved emi
nence in the tame teld. Still another
slsier, Zora, is arr.rr.g the rr.ctt ncijed
tlngera of the metropolis, and is at the
bead of the choir of one of Brooklyn's
n.ost fashionable churches, going there
frcm Denver, where the had also made
a name fcr herself. Another daughter
Is the wife of G. S. Hay, a prominent
grain dealer of this city ar.d formerly cf
Lincoln, and is the possessor of mutical
abilities which have made her more
than a local name after a tchooiing of
a couple of years with her sisters In
YOUNG WOMAN'S TALENT.
Viola Horlocker, or Ollie. as she haa
always been known among ber asso
ciates. Is generally regarded as quite
worthy of her connection with this
gifted family. She ts an accomplished
musician and the possesscr of a con
tralto voice of exceptional qualities.
She has occupied position at the head
of the choirs In the local churches, and
bad always been In urgent demand at
11 the musical enterta irr.eits given In
the city. She Is well educated, exceed
ingly bright, and It above mediocrity In
When her sisters mil out tr.to the
world to secure a hroacer field for their
exceptional talents she remained wlih
her mother, and for the UM thrf e yc-sra
these two have made up the home cir
cle. It has always been believed that
the home life waa not as pleasant as It
might have been, owing to the uncon
trollable temper with which she was
;onfronted, and this feature was largely
responsible for a change In the social
aepett of the Horlocker domicile after
the other girls left home.
In speaking of the matter County At
torney McCreary said:
"We are no longer paying any at
tention to the quedlrn of the identity
of the guilty one. Tltt is now a verity,
and we have dismissed it from our at
tention. CONVINCED OF HORRIBLE CRIME.
"So far as motive ie concerned. I will
fay that I am even more ttrorgly con
vinced than when I t.led the cc rr.pia.r.t
of the correctnes of It. If thfre woe
any reason for disbelieving that it was
the deed of an insane peison, I wouid
have gone before the Insanity commis
sion rather than before a magistrate.
I am ttrrnly convinced that this woman
Is guilty of a most deliberate and blood
thiisty attempt to murder, and I shall
do everything within the line of my
dutv to l he state to send her to the
penitentiary. That Is what our crlm- draw up at fine a foreclosure petition
inl l are for. (t Is r.ct so much tolas any lawyer in the state, and all
punish the guilty as to detei others, and I
this can Best be accompllfhed oy tne I
fpceriy punishment of crime rafter than '
by the severity of the pur,,c-.rr.ent. This !
lde thnt a person can live :n a rorr.mu- i
niiy for twenty-five yetrs and never he Several people saw Miss Horlocker
sum i c ud of mental Irregularity until a enter the stairway of the Linc oln
crime Is committed ant! then escape re- avenue fiats on the fateful Monday
sp'-nsloillty on the ground of insanity, noon. It is recalled that when she
is the veriest rot. ; went to dinner at the Bostwlck hotel
"When there is absolutely no other' fhort time before that she ordered a
defense, Insanity Is grasped as the last, 'ull dinner, but ate only one course,
resott. I am not discussing the motive ; Jut at the second was served and she
thht Impelled Ollie Horlocker to do this had taken up her fork Mr. and Mrs.
d-i d. but 1 do say that she was not In- j Morey entered the dining room. Miss
sane at the time of It commission." Horlocker Immediately rose from the
I table and started out. remarking to the
PLANS OF DEFENSE. waitress that she guessed she wasn't
W?.,fe"2 J"!L?Zr ii:!"th.n7.UdihM.Mt Horloc'k'er's
de termined to rest lit hopes on the In
sanity theory, although Judge Regan
de-rated that this point would not be
raised, and that the secured was not
gu:iy. It Is given out In certsln clr
rle flat the defer.M hss sgrrtd on Ihle
plan of procedure: To produce the gin '
and as toon as the '.s within the hands
r.t i h nnri to move for the reference I
f.f the accused to the Insanity com-
nvttion: If I hie Is granted and the
corr.miasirtn oeollnes lo pats on Ibe met-
let at nr.re. lo seek lo hare Ihe prelim I
r.sry examination continued until after
the commission acta, and falling In this
to waive examination.
All of the poisoned parties are get
ting along well, but public feeling is
strong snd demands action. There is
no denying the fact that several of the
interested parties would be glad if the
chapter could be suddenly blotted out.
Mr. Morey has been quoted as saying
that he would "consent" to have the
law take its course, and has been
arraigned in print by one of the local
papers for taking auch a position. It
la known that he declined to move for
a prosecution of the case, and the
county attorney waa the one who
signed the complaint, which charges
that Ollie Horlocker did, on or about
the 10th day of April, in the county of
Adams and state of Nebraska, "then
and there willfully, unlawfully and
feloniously administer to one Anna K.
Moiey a certain poison, to-w lt, arsenic,
with intention and therein so doing
unlawfully and feloniously the life of
her, the said Anna K. Morey, to de
stroy and take, contrary to the form
of statutes in such cases made and
provided, and against the peace and
dignity of the state of Nebraska."
WHILE WIFE WAS AWAY.
The general discussion that has fol
lowed the poisoning has resurrected,
among other things, the fact that there
was considerable talk among a select
few last summer regarding the conduct
of Mr. Morey and his stenographer.
Mrs. Morey was away for about three
months, and Morey and Miss Horlocker
were wont to spend the long summer
evenings in trips around the surround
ing country awheel. One trip in particu
lar that excited comment tana tr ik.
Blue, nine miles away, and parties who
became cognizant of the returns late at
night gossiped as gossips usually do.
Mr. Morey stated that his wit ltntur
oi me occurrence, and the matter
quieted, until the developments of the
past week. There were numerous bi
cycle ridts last summer, and when
Mrs. Morey was In the city the three
were sometimes seen abroad together.
Oftentimt s the parties numbered five or
six couples, and at the conclusion of
the ride it was the cuetom for all of
the gentlemen to remain together, all
riding home with each lady and leav
ing her. and not separating until all
me escort duty was done.
SETS TONGUES WAGGING.
It is related that in some Instances
Miss Horlocker would suspend the rule
and explain that there was no neces
sity for ail of them going to far out
of their way, as Mr. Morey would take
her home. Aside from the incidents
connected with the bicycling trips, the
names of Morey and Miss Horlocker
were never publicly linked until since
the poisoning of Mrs. Morev. but this
has set tongues busily wagging.
It has transpired that the services
of Miss Horlocker In the law office of
Yibbetts & Morey had not been de
sited for the last two months by the
settlor member of the firm. Some weeks
ago he made Inquiry of a friend for in
formation aa to a good stenographer,
and, In response to a question, replied
that Miss Horlocker was getting alto
gether too Independent to suit, Mr.
Tlbbetts said, when Interrogated on
this point, that Miss Horlocker had
trown moodv and unusually irritable,
and that sometimes she became angry
at him, and did not speak to him lor
extended periods. Sometimes, when he
called to her to ask her to take dicta
tion, she would snatch her book and
"come flouncing." and at other times
she would wait until she "got good and
This extended over a period of two
months or more, and this fact has
caused some more talk as indicating a
peculiar situation where an employe
would be o long retained under tuch
circumstances. It is admitted by Mr.
Tlbbetts .'.hat Mr. Morey was in Mlts
Horlockers gotd rrtces, although he
insists that It "was not more to than
was the cafe with tome other persons."
QUANTITY OF ARSENIC.
It Is as yet unknown what quantity
cf pclson was in ihe ha.f-pound box of
candy, as I'r f Nicholson, chemist at
the state university, to whom the box
was taken by the county attorney,
said he was so busy that he could not
complete his test before Wednesday. In
the hasty test made by Druggist Far
rens. but half of one piece of candy
was tested. That revealed the presence
of about five grains of pure arsenic.
If the poison were distributed In the
tame proportion through the remaining
portion a single piece would have con
tained enough to have killed half a
The phytlcians who have been in at
tendance oil Mr Morey and Mrs. Gas-
lin say they owe theli ilves solely to the
er.crmni.t overdoses. It transpires that
M:s H'rlocket bought arsenic of Drug
gist McE.h'r.ney Aprtl 3 and 10. the pur
chase teirg abc-ut half an ounce, or 215
crams, on each ccca;on. while a week
fcgo last Friday, rr three days before
the poifnntr.g, she bought a full ounce
of the poifen cf Druggist Farrens, a
total of nearly KK grains In each in.
stance she said the wanted ihe deadly
drug for the purpose cf killing rats.
On account of her standing In the
community, tie drugguts did no ques
tioning, other than to ascertain that
she knew that It was polsjn and to find
out the purpose for which It was In
tended. In liar u-nrk arnlinrf the office Subse
quent to the time ot the poisoning. Mixa j
Horlocker exercised the same hcrupu-
. .vt v,a,i v-.nh.rf.. fhamrtw.
ized I.er.' tut it is ftaud that she w as I
more nervous and excitable, although
fr a rericd cf two days and a half she
converged with the numerous vlntors!
who called to Inquire after Mrs. Morey s j
condition, tnd discussed with them Ihej
territ.ie deed, A legal document, lyre
written by her almost the last thin
r cfore she left the office Wc dnesdajr I
afternoon. Is as clean and perfect a:
specimen of sue h work as ;s often teen.
Mr. Tlbbetts states that sue cou.n
that was necesnary on such occasions
was to give ner ine necesnai r wum
and dates. ,
aAW j. ,.-VTFrt TIIP FLATS 1
'"i" ' ;
mother did not accompany her out of
the city when she left on the eastbound
Burlington train at 145 Wednesday
Another rumor has It that the mother
snd likewise ihe daughter have re.
turned. Be this ss it msy. no response
Is given callers st the Horlocker home.
The statement of her relsilvts Is that
she was Induced to go away to rest up
and be aa free as possible from the j
annoyance of the Inevitable develop,
tner.ts In tbe rase. It la conclusively
eatabllthed that Miss Herlocker has
been In III health for some time and
that her condition waa growing worse.
She hss been under the periodical care
of a physician for some time, snd of
late has been troubled from time to
time with violent headaches.
Mr. Tlbbetts said that she fre
quently fainted In the office, and that
when he went to look for his stenog
rapher during the past few weeks he
was aa liable to find her on the floor
aa anywhere. Her changed appearance
had been commented on by acquaint
ances who met her on the street, and
It waa remarked that she had aged very
noticeably within a year.
By some the change was attributed
to overwork, as she waa an Indefatig
able worker and was prone to tax her
powers to the utmost. Miss Horlocker
sang for a time In the Episcopal church
here, but more lately in the Catholic
church. She It was who arranged the
special musical program tnr this church
on Easter. Last bunday she attended
church and was persuaded to remain
to bunday school. 'I here ahe renewed
an invitation of a few days betoie to
some of her friends to come up and
get some home-made candy that she
was making. She took them to task
for not coming before, and one of the
party gave as an excuse for not com
ing that the invitation had not seemec
"Well," replied Miss Horlocker, "I an-
going to make some more this aflernoor
In a new style. Come out and heir
They did not go. The next day the
poisoning Incident retailed the conver
sation with startling distinctness. Bj
the young people with whom she asso
ciated intimately Miss Herlocker it
characterized as being somewhat givet
to extravagance of statement referrlnt
to an eniovable dance as "heavenly,
or such kindred expressions. She is of
a noticeably artistic turn, and while
not what would be termed a handsome
girl, is a decidedly attractive one.
She is inclined to be a stylish dresser,
and is credited with the knack not
always possessed by those who have
good clothes of knowing how to wear
them. On the street she presents a
good deal of the appearance commonly
known as "stunning looking," and wat
very much of an ornament in any circle
In which she moved. At a social gather,
ing she was decidedly bright and lively,
and her company was much aougni
Such Is the transition which has sud
denly transformed this girl almost
within an hour from a reigning society
queen of Hastings bon ton to a fugitive
from Justice, charged with as awful a
deed as ever made black the criminal
annals of the state. Five prominent
women of this city are endeavoring to
regain their health so seriously and
suddenly Impaired by one rash act,
while thousands shudder at the thought
of the appalling possibility of what so
easily might have been.
HOME WITH THEIR DEAD.
Kansas Soldier ou, Bring Back
Their Father's Body.
Kansas City, Mo., April It. Guarded
by the two sons who fought beside him
In battle, the body of Captain D. S.
Elliott, company O, Twentieth Kan
sas volunteers, who was killed In the
Philippines February 28. passed through
the city this week on the way to Coffey
vllle, Kan., where tt will be buried with
honors befitting one who gave his life
for his country.
The two sons, one a sergeant, the
other a corporal, In their father's com
pany, left Manila March 11 on the trans
port Scandm and arrived In San Fran
cisco last Friday.
Sergeant John B. Elliott told thus ot
his father's death to a correspondent of
the St. Louis Post-dispatch:
"We were camped In front of Caloo
can and the fighting was going on
nearly all the lime. It was about 9
o'clock in the morning, on the last day
of February, and father ar.d I had been
ttanoing outside the tent, which was
nothing more than a canvas shelter to
keep the tun off. Presently we turned
to go in tnd I preceded him. Just then
we heard the reports of guns, and
turning I taw that a company of na
tives had opened fire on us. As I turn
td a bu.let whizzed by my side, almost
grazing my right hip. At the same
moment, almost, father fell. The same
bullet that barely missed me was the
one that caused hit death.
"He did not die until 7 o'clock that
evening, and he was conscious most of
the time until he died. The bullet, which
was a Mauser, had passed clear through
his abdomen and from the minute he
was hit we knew that he could not sur
vive. He seemed resigned to his fate
and said he was willing to die for
Of the exciting events that have ta
ken place in the Philippines during the
last few months In which his regiment
has played such a leading part. Ser
geant Elliott tells many Interesting
things, some of which have not been
told before. He believes that the war
has only begun.
"While I think the backbone of the
Insurgent army has been broken," said
he, "I think It will be much the same
with the Filipinos as It has been with
the Indians in this country. We will
have to garrison the country and guard
all the roads and bridges, and there will
lie many small and troublesome upris
ings which will give a large force of
sjldiers plenty to look after. Most ot
geneial officers feel u
!t- ,ittbly m"K ' ' ta
his way about
ke years and
and a large force of soldiers to thor-
oughly subjugate the natives. And th-.
unpleasant feature ot this is that un
less the conditions change radically,
there will be few soldiers who will care
to stay there.
"There's no use trying to conceal the
fact that many of the men over there
now, especially the volunteers, are
homesle k and tired of fighting way off
theie with nothing In particular to
gain. There is not one man In the whole
uitiy now In the i'lilllpplnes who would
not willingly give up I. Is life for the flag
If It was necessary, but It lsn t pleus
ant to think about dying at the hands of
it mc nine ucivci umu s mvniit, mo iu
far away from home. And the thought
of 11 not endlnT for veral years Is
not an especially pleasant one either.
"The work of the Kansas regiment
has placed It In the highest favor with
all of the commamling officers," con
tinued Sergeant Elliott, "and Colonel
Funston Is the man of the hour ovot
there. All of the officers above him
teem to have perfect confidence In him
and his regiment, and It's been said sev
eral times that there wasn't anything
possible that the Twentieth Kansas
couldn't do when It got started. You
heard about our being ordered to fall
back In line when we "were chasing
thoae 'duskles,' I guess? Well, that
was pretty good sport. We'd been ly
ing around In the trenches before Ca
loocsn and picking off the Flllplnoi
whenever we had a good chance, but
when we had taken the city and had
m all on the go right out In front ol
us on a level stretch of ground, It was
too good to let go. We Just started
after them like a pack of bounds aftet
foxes and fired as we ran. We'd font
about two miles when we got the order
to fall back In line. If we hadn't goiter
those orders I guese we'd hare ebaaed
them clear across tbe Islsnd; that la U
there waa aay left ta chase. .
S. O. Grlrr.sttad, late cashier ef the
State tank of Humboldt, has btea
found deud in Ms barn with a bullet
hole IhroLf b his brain.
The tarn cf Wm. Douglas of Clarke
was destroyed by fire. A strong wind
was blowing at the time, and only by
prompt service of the fire depsrtment
was bis snd sn adjoining residence
saved. Two billiard tables belonging to
J. C. Douglas were consumed. The
total loss is about 1600.
James Heald, son of J. P. Hesld of
Osceola, met with an accident that
caused him to be unconscious for some
time and bruised him painfully. While
driving a team part of the gearing on
Ihe wagon broke and the team ran over
Heald and smashed the vehicle.
The Mlnton Wcodward company,
wholesale grocers of Grand Island,
made a voluntary assignment to Sher
iff Hall for the benefit of all creditors.
The assignment was brought about by
O. D. Wright, vice president, and
Charles Searson, secretary, of the com
pany, who refused longer to submit to
what they allege was mismanagement
of the company affairs and their own
Interests. Preferred stock and all cred
itors, they say, will be paid In full and
there may be some left for common
An Indignant father from a small Ne
braska town appeared at the State uni
versity at Lincoln and after forcibly
expressing his opinion to the university
authorities, took his son home with
him. It appears that the young man,
who had been attending the university
In theory, bad In point of fact attended
but few classes, done little or no work
tnd Joined a sporty college fraternity
and had consorted through the college
year with a set of Lincoln gamblers,'
who make their rendezvous In a well
known fa loon, into whose hands be has'
dropped his father's money.
At a meeting of the State Agrlcultur-'
al board held at Lincoln, about thirty
members being present, the question ot
holding a state fair this year was dls-'
cutsed and It was decided that a sue
:esful fair could not be held on ao
:ount of lime to secure and fit the
rounds. The matter of Joining with
the exposition at Omaha was discussed
and it was arranged that If satisfac
tory arrangements could be made the
fair would go In with the exposition.'
The matter of arrangements was left
with the board of managers, which lsr
composed of E. L. Vance, Austin Hum.
phrey, J. B. Binsmore, Milton Doollttle
tnd Peter Younger, who, with President
Bassett and Secretary Furnas, will ne
gotiate with the exposition people.
The Cudahy Packing company of
South Omaha has opened a new branch
house In Uoston, Mss. This will ne
cessitate the kilting uf at least &U0 more
beep a djy tnan has been the custom
heretofore. The sheep trade at that
market U improving- all Ihe time and
with th number uf branch houses be-'
Ing estabUhed by the packers It Is
thought mat all of the sheep from the
western country on be handled there
low without difficulty. The demand for
iheep will be lucrrased by reason ot the
;'udahy company a iu-w branch and the
ihippers from the west will most likely
try that market before thinking of go
ing further east. Mieep from Colotudo
are going to that market in great
The preliminary examination of Fred
Moflitt for the killing of William Hough
held at Hyannls, attiacted considerable
attention from all the county. The cor
oner's Inquest was favorable to Motlltt.
County Judge Stllson released Mollitt
from custody after hearing Ihe evi
dence, he being satisfied the kllli.ig
was done In telf-defense. The decimuu
gives almost universal tatlsfacllun.
The retailers of Grand Island nave
undertaken to prevent bankrupt, fire
and auction salea of goods impound
from out of town. An attempt waa
made last week by B. King to tell by
auction a quamlty of Jewelry. He se
cured a license for auctioneering, but
the merchants gained the upp'r hand
by securing the Imposition of an occu
pation tax of 130 a day while tbe auc
tion it continued.
It It reported that the Cudahy Pack
ing company 19 preparing to build ex
tensive oar shop on the vacant ground
adjoining the glycerine stills on the
south. Plans are being drawn for the
shops and amng-menls for trackage
are being made. J'ist when work will
commence Is not known, but tt la safe
to aay that ground will be broken about
the 1st of May. The shops will be tur
ner than those now in use and suffi
cient trackage will be provided to that
any number of cars may b taken care
cf. The new glycerine still Is In place
and the walls of th building which will
surround it are being creeled. This
work glvet employment to quite a num
ber of mn ar.d It will oc some time
before their labors will be completed.
at the building is to be flrst-ciuns in
A dlFpc.tch from Little Rock. Ark.,
states that W, I). Matthews, editor of
the Arkansas Ust l( publican, hae
gone Into tar.krujlcy, with llarllltlce
of 1166.000 and assets cf :oo Mat
thews, or "Doc," st he wat familiarly
calied. was cr.e rf Ihe best known cf
the pioneer Journailsts of the I.'.khorn
valley He was editor and proprletci of
the O'Neill Frontier when land office no
tices came thicker than boyt at a cir
rus. He made money rapidly, tared
some and lived well. Hit paper was
not only one of the best money makers
In North Nebraska, but he was one of "
th most Influential republicans. When
land office patronage fell off he sold the
paper and engaged In other business.
One of hit ventures was a bank, which
was backed by the Rochester Loan and
Banking company of Rochester, N. T. .
The bank was finally wound up and
went out of business, not proving a
profitable return, though It did not
fail. Mstthews went to Arkansas ter.
eral yesrs ago ar.d hss been engage!)
In the real estsie snd newspaper busi
ness. He wss on of Ihe commissioners,
from that slste to the Trans-Mlttltsipat
exposition and as such made numtreat
visits to Omaha.
Stranger (In Rainbow) I suppose this
suburban trolley line haa Increaaed val
u",rtxutaT Farmer Oreene Lord,
yes! Old BUI Ooselyn waa wuth the
powder to Mow falm to Bridgeport tUI
"," over oy or taem
he's worth M-Pwck.
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