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    • 1 GREAT Bill mm
Capture Two British Regiments and a
Battery of Artillery.
Bo}Sl Ki|ltah t'anllten and <ilonrp»ter
•hlra B*glm*nt4 tli« I nfortiinatp Onr«
En|lu<l HlioHft Coiixtrrimltun Over tlm
Worst I>pfrat Suffered for One Him
i Years.
LONDON, NOV. I.—The war office
has received a dispatch from fionerai
White, commanding the British forces
at Ladysmith, reporting that the Koyal
Irish Fusileers, No. 10 Mountain bat
tery, and the Gloucestershire regiment
were surrounded in the hills by the
Boers, and, after losing heavily,
obliged to capitulate. General White
adds that the casualttles have not yet
been ascertained.
The following is the text of General
White’s dispatch to the war office:
While minor reverses were not whol
ly unexpected, nothing like the stag
gering blow General Joubert delivered
to General White's forces yesterday
was anticipated. The full extent of the
disaster is not yet acknowledged, if it
is known at the war office. The loss
in effective men must he appaling to
a general who is practically surround
ed. Two of the finest Brltlih regiments
and a mule battery deduced from the
Ladysmith garrison weaken it about a
fifth of its total strength and alters
the whole situation very ma^rially in
favor of the Boers, who ha.e again
shown themselves stern fight »rs and
military strategists of no mean ^rder.
The disaster cost the British from
1,600 to 2.000 men and six seven-peund
screw guns, and as the Boer artillery is
already stronger than Imagined, tlys
capture of these guns will be a great
help to the Boers.
Further news must be awaited before
it is .attempted to fix the blame where
it belongs. General White munfully
accepts ail the responsibility for the
disaster, which apparently was at least
partially due to the stampeding of the
mules with the guns.
From the list it will be seen that
forty-two officers were made prisoners,
besides a newspaper correspondent, J.
The interest in the news was univer
sal, pervading all classes and condi
tions of London’s populace. The news
paper extras were eagerly read in busi
ness houses, on the streets and by
women in their carriages.
Then there was a rush to the war
office, which, by noon, was surrounded
with private carriages and hansoms,
while many of the humbler class of
people came on foot, and waiting and
watching for the names they held dear.
Never was the old saying "Bad news
travels quickly" better exemplified
than today. By noon gloom and Bitter
sorrow prevailed throughout the Brit
ish metropolis.
At the government offices no effort
was made to conceal the feeling of dis
may prevailing. One official said to a
representative of the Associated Press:
“It is inexplicable and I am sorry to
say that its moral effect is inestimable.
We have lost heavily, and have had
regiments almost wiped out, but to
have regiments captured and by the
JBoers—it is terrible.’
8pain Failed to Deed All the Philippine*
to the United State*.
MADRID, Nov. 1.—A sensation was
caused tonight oy the declaration of
Count D'Almadas, that by the ignor
ance of the Spanlsh-American treaty
commission, three islands oi the Phil
ippines group, tne two Butanes and
Calayan islands, both north of Luzon,
were not included in the scope of the
treaty. These isiands, he asserted,
ought to be made tne basis of negotia
tions for the liberation of the Spanish
A Klondlkcr Ole* at Sea.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Nov. 1.—Dr. R. D.
McKean of this city has just received
intelligence that his cousin, Lemuel
Casturline, died and was buried at sea
July 16, when only two days out from
St. Michaels. Casturline had been in |
the Klondike country two years and I
was returning with a few thousand dol
lars on his person. He became ill and
died within n few hours and from ull
appearances it is believed that he was
poisoned, as only about one-fourth of
his money could be found when the
matter was investigated by the cap
tain of the vessel, lie was W'aited on
in his berth by a couple of companions,
who decamped as Boon as the boat
touched at Seattle. What money and
personal effects that were taken charge
of by the captain were sent to his wife
la New York state.
Mirrt Iron Mill Trunl.
PITTSHUHO, Pa. Nov. 1.—The op
tion* obtained ia*t May on a majority
of the eheet Iron mill* of the country
with a view of forming » consolidation
similar to the American Tin Plata
company, expired today, but arrange
ment* have been made to renew tnem
at ahahtly higher figure^ than «lvea
all mouths u*<>. It In understood that
the consolidation will be effected with
in n few months despite the rather re
strained condition of the money mar
tturiUml • ftim Meed.
*M 1.11 Uw N - \
ft age driver who arrived from tlau
cock, a small town near the western
border of the elate bronaht new* of
a double murder whhh twurred half
a mile from that 'tibiae yrsletdat,
Mr* Ithuda Horton and t*r daughter.
Kill* Jaue Horton w«t* the vlitlui
and the alleged murderer la Ueorg*
Herman, a farm band. I he Waged r
occurred at the lli.rtou farm huu*
Hoth women were ehoi and Herman
attempted to end hte own life in Ih*
earn* «*> He I* eo badly woaadM
that hie recovery » doubtful
It I* Estimated, Are Something Over
Two Thousand.
LONDON, Nov. 2.—The war office
today issued the following additional
list of fifty-eight casuallties sustained
by General Yule’s force from the time
of the battle of Glencoe until it joined
the force of Sir George White:
King's Rifles, four killed, thirteen
wounded; Leicestershire regiment,
one wounded, nine missing; artillery,
one killed, one wounded, two missing;
mounted infantry, twenty-seven miss
ing. The last men reported were at
tached to a squadron of the Eigh
teenth Hussars that was entrapped
by the Boers after the battle of Glen
coe. They were undoubtedly captured
with the Hussars.
A careful estimate of the British
losses in all the engagements since
the outbreak of hostilities, exclud
ing casualities among the non-com
missioned officers and men in Mond
ay's disaster at Ladysmith, which are
thus far unknown here, give a total
of 91<i, to which probably 1,200 will
need to be added when details regard
ing the Ladysmith reverse are re
ceived. This total Is made up as
follows: Officers, 133, nineteen be
ing killed, sixty-one wounded and
fifty-three captured; men, 783, being
130 killed, 492 wounded and 154 cap
It was announced today In a special
dispatch from Ladysmith that the
Boers again closed around that place
on Monday night, sending shells into
the British camp. The two guns land
ed from the British cruiser Powerful
opened fire on the Boers at dawn
Tuesday. The Boers brought up more
guns, but some of them were silenced.
It Is added that the Boers’ loss must
have been heavy. The garrison at
Ladysmith is described as being in
good spirits and confident and the
troops are said to be full of fight. The
artillery duel was still in progrest
Tuesday night.
Coin in ImmIoii Will I'r«*|>ar«9 it rur;ii*l
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—The mom
bors of the Philippine commission—
Admiral Dewey, Profs. Sohurman and
Worcester and Colonel Denby—will
make a preliminary report to the presi
dent before the end of this week, and
it is understood the report will be im
mediately given to the public. This
report will be prepared at the request
of the president as a Jesuit of the con
ference between the president and the
commission at the White House today.
The president personally summoned
the commissioners and an hour was
spent in consultation, during which lie
explained the points he desired covered
in the preliminary report. It may tie
weeks, possibly months, before the
complete report Is ready. Prof. Schur
man, who is president of the commis
sion, said after the members left the
White House that the report to be
made this week would cover certain
phases of the situation which the
president desired cleared up at this
Yfuow eever is chiiin).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—Reports to
Surgeon General Wyman of the marine
hospital service Indicate that the yel
low fever epidemic which prevailed at
Key West for the past six weeks, has
about run Its eour: e. Only one or two
new cases a day are now reported,
.and the messages say that a good
breeze has been blowing for the past
two weeks, which, It Is believed, has
had a beneficial influence. The reports
are also to the effect that the detention
hospital at Dry Tortugas has been
closed because of the absence of pa
tients. Reports from Miami are not so
encouraging. Two new cases reported
yesterday and two deaths.
MANKATO, Kas., Nov. 2.—An at
tempt was made Sunday night to rob
the postoffice at North Branch by a
gang of robbers, who were shot at by
the postmaster. The' robbers escaped,
but today one of them was found six
miles from here, shot through the an
kle. It now appears that the postmas
ter hit two of the robbers and that the
other wounded one has crossed the
Nebraska line and is being pursued.
ltuimlft In fVrOti.
BERLIN, Nov. 2—The Tageblatt
heard from St. Petersburg that the
construction of the projected Russian
railway In Persia is assured.
M. Sachaniky, the engineer. Is or
ganizing a body of engineers and sur
veyors to carry out the preliminary
work, for which the sum of 240 001)
roubles has been assigned. Whether
the line will be laid to Bushire or Ban
dar Abbus depends on questions of
survey. French capitalists are fur
nishing the money for building the
I iirrrmr of IIshhIImii Imports.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I—-Special
Agent Scwntl at Honolulu reports to
the state department that the total
Imports Into Hawaii during the first
nine mouths of 1899 amounted to
•13.667.S73, an Increase of If,.306.792
over the rorrcspondlnK period of 1K9S
and $2,013,442 mors than the imports
for the entire year of 189*.
I . I*. 10*1,1*1,0 TetneU In
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2—Attorney
General Grimes today turned Into tb>*
treasury $*>21,897, which la the gov
ernment's dividend declared hy the re
reiver of the I'nton Purifl, railway.
fh* »♦»•*•*»• |H>M «UlrM>*(.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3 t he month
ly statement of the puldte debt issued
today show Unit a! tl>> dose of bust
nes* Or to tor 31. IMS the debt, lea*
cash In the treasury amounted to $1.* |
I46.UI, n de, rea«« uurina tb* month
of |3.376.1IW This decrease ta ac
counted for by the Imrvase of the
amount of cash on hand and the in
creased redemption of national baah
note* The debt la recapitulated as
IcdhiWs Interest bearing debts $1.. j
046,049030 debt ot> which interest has
ceased slate maturity, $jM,*4I.#7I i
total. II 436 071 131
Vice {’resident Is Sinking Hapldly at Ilia
Home In Patterson.
NEW YORK. Oct. 31.—Vice President
Hobart, who has been ill for weeks at
his home in Paterson. N. J., suffered a
relaDsc this morning. He had a suc
cession of choking spells, resulting
from an imperfect action of tho heart,
an old affliction, complicated with in
flammation of the stomach. Mr. Hobart
has not been able to httend to his pri
vate affairs for the past two days, and
an intimate friend hus been given pow
er of attorney to sign checks and at
tend to other matters of that character.
One of the physicians In attendance
tonight at 6 o'clock, said that while
the condition of Mr. Hobart was se
rious he was better than at any time
within the lust twenty-four hours.
At 10:35 p. m. news came from tho
sick room of Vice President Hobart
that he was conscious and able to rec
ognize those about the bedside. It was
stated that no early change for tho
worse need be expected.
Vice President Hobart has been ill
ever since the close of the last con
gress. IJr. W. E. Newton says that be
tween 11 o'clock last night and 2 this
morning Mr. Hobart's condition was
more critical than during the eight
months he has been ill. After passing
the critical period ut 2 o’clock he rested
well until daylight, when ho began to
gain strength, and during the day he
was in good spirits and improved some.
During the day he had been able to sit
up in bed and was able to talk with
Mrs. Hobart and their son.
The doctor refused to maka any state
ment as to the cause of Mr. Hobart’s
Illness. He said, however, that the re
port that Mr. Hobart's mind was in any
way affected by the illness was oulta
untrue. This statement was also made
by the family and by Hobart Tuttle
I)r. Newton said lie might make u full
statement within a few days.
AniKinnrri fCngnj;ciiioiit to Mn. Iluzen,
Slzter of .lolui IS. MrLi-iin.
WASHINGTON, L>. C.. Oct. 31.—Ad
miral Dewey announced to some of his
more intimate friends tonight the fact
of his engagement to Mrs. W. 13. Hozen
of this city. Mrs. Hazen is the widow
of General Hazen, formerly chief sig
nal officer of the army, who died about
ten yeurs ago, and is a sister of John K.
McLean, democratic candidate for gov
ernor of Ohio. Mrs. Hazen has no chil
dren and since her husband's death has
made her home with her mother. She
is a woman of large means, about 40
years of age and popular in the best
social circles of Washington. The date
for the wedding has not been fixed.
I.nut Kite** Over lien. Henry.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31—General
Guy V. Henry was given military bur
ial at Arlington today, his grave being
close to the Temple of Fame and with
in sight of that of his old commander,
General Crook. The president and the
secretary of war and other members
of the cabinet attended the services,
both at the church and the cemetery.
The military escort consisted of a bat
tery of artillery, Troop 1 of the Third
cavalry, now stationed at Fort Myee,
where General Henry was once in com
mand, and the members of Guy V.
Henry garrison, a colored veterans’ as
sociation, comprising many of the old
troopers of the Tenth cavalry, who
served under Henry in the west.
Mall Clerk* May Vote.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Oct. 31.—In
accordance with custom the railway
mall service, by order of the Dostmas
ter general, today reissued a general
order of October 18, 1894, directing di
vision superintendents to give such in
structions to chief clerks and other em
ployes “as will enable those who de
sire to vote at the approaching election
to do so, irrespective of party affilia
tions.” The order provides that there
must not, however, be any Interference
with the proper distribution and dls
patch of the malls, lessening of the
security of registered mater in transit
or confusion of records.
Four More Wive* Found.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 31.—Chief of De
tectives Colleran received a telegram
from Baltimore today, stating that
Walter L. Farnsworth, the confessed
bigamist now in jail here, and who is
said to have had forty-two wives, is
wanted in that city for marrying four
women under the name of Sterling Or
ville Thomas. This is said to be his
real name, and the prisoner does not
deny it. Marie Larson, 718 Sixth stree*.
Philadelphia, also thinks she is one of
Farnsworth's wives, and has written
Captain Colleran to send her a picture
of the bigamist. Her marriage took
place a year ago.
Miivruirnta In the Nitty.
WASHINGTON, 1). C.. Oct. 31.—The
Nashville arrived today at Gibraltar.
<-n route to Manila. The Marietta, ulso
bound for Manila, arrived at Ponla
Delgadu Saturday. Commander K. H.
C. I.eutie has been detached from the
command of the Monterey at Manila
and ordered home on watting orders.
His place will be taken by Commander
C. C. Cornwell, now In command of
the Petrel.
!*•»•* In Ills lion#.
WASHINGTON. t) C., Oct. 31.—Ad
mlral Itewey today took possession o*
hia new home. The last of the turn!
ture was arranged In the houae tuUv
and the admiral's trunks were brought
up from the apartmenta he haa been «a
cupying at the Everett.
» 11*0
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.—Word ha*
been received here of the further e*
tension of rlvti administration In the
towns adjacent to Manila. Thee* in
clude Pasig laguig and Pateroa.
where election* have been held under
the different military dicta!* In order
t v Miur* n full quoin «»f native officers
to carry on the civil affairs of the
towns. An order trow the Eighth
rerpa nt*o dirvtia the election of a new
mayor at lours, as the one formerly
i hi w«n haa failed to tier tie* hi* func
tions of late, ami la -hough! to have
Cut* over to the Insurgent*.
SerreUry Hnll's Kc|mrt Show* They Are
In Kir^llem shape.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Nov. 6.—The an
nual report of Secretary Hall of tho
State Hanking Hoard has been receiv
ed from the printers. The report
shows that the number of banks
transacting business under state jur
isdiction at the close of the period
covered by the report was 393. with a
total paid-up capital of $7,532,023.70.
Of this number 314 were Incorporated
banks, sixty-nine were private banks
and ten were savings banks.
The report covers the period from
December 1, 1897, to November 30
‘‘I can safely make the assertion
that never in the history of Nebraska
were her banks in us solvent a con
dition as today,” are the words of
Secretary Hall in opening the report.
Since the expiration of the time cover
ed by the report the condition of tho
banks has improved and is now even
better than then.”
RspuHltlitn County Collectin' K«lill>lt».
OMAHA, Nov. 6.—A revision of the
award of cash premiums in the county
collective exhibit in agricultural build
ing at the exposition has changed the
position somewhat in the standing of
the several counties us reported when
the judges finished scoring the exhib
This chnnge has been brought about
by a committee made by the exhibitors
in the settlement of what the counties
were entitled to for continuous dis
play. Some counties put In their ex
hibits when the exposition opened July
1, while others came Iti later, varying
in dates from the opening of the expo
sition to the later part of September.
This was arranged by the exhibition
to apply as follows:
“All counties appearing at the expo
sition in June and setting up an ex
hibit we allow an additional score of
twenty points above whnt the judges
may award in the score of the exhib
its; this for continuous exhibit. Also
to the counties appearing In July we
allow a credit of ten points, and to
counties in August a score of five
The proposition to harmonize the in
terests of the exhibitors, as to advant
age claimed by time of putting up ex
hibits was adopted by the exhibitors
and brings the standing us follows, for
settlement with the exposition:
Poik county, la,, 2,095 points. $1,000;
Delaware county. la.. 2,030 points, $700;
Lancaster county, Neb., 2,020 points,
$700; Dubuque county, la.. 2,015 points,
$700; Cuming county, Neb., 1,980
points, $000; Dawson county, Neb., 1,
963 points, $000; Lyon county, Kan.,
1,945 points, $000; Washington county,
Neb., 1,945 points, $600; Hoone county,
Neb„ 1,887 points, $000; Linn county.
Has., 1,850 points, $500; Thurston coun
ty, Neb., 1.751 points, $500; Thomas
county, Neb., 1,027 points, $500,
It« »!<-K4-<I by ('mil
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 6.—Anticipat
ing the rise In freight rates on coal
from Chicago and the Mississippi river
gateways November 16, coal dealers
have been besieging the freight de
partments of the various railroads
operating between Omaha and the
east seeking early delivery of advance
orders. The freight officials have not,
however, been able to meet the de
mands for the reason that the coal
traffic has been affected like all other
branchessof business owing to the car
famine. Still they have moved the
coal almost as rapidly a1; the miners
have been able to deliver it. For vari
ous reasons,, the principal one being
tlie exceptionally large stocks which
coal merchants have been laying in,
the miners have found themselves un
able to supply the demand anywhere
near as rapidly as the dealers would
desire. The coal situation has also
become somewhat complicated owing
to the strikes in the Kansas coal
mines, resulting in the supply from
that quarter being cut off and necessi
tating the patrons of the Kansas
mines to look to the eastern miners
for their coal.
Work of the Wrecker*,
OMAHA, Nov. C.—A carload of tools
and wrecking machinery has come in
from Chicago and Is being unloaded
on the exposition grounds. Work will
begin early this week tearing down
the buildings. Already 200 men have
oeen put to work and at least 300
additional are to be given something
to do during the next ten days. The
furniture is all out of the buildings,
the press building being empty and the
telegraph offices closed. The furniture
Is stored in the transportation build
ing, where an auction will be had with
in a month. The public comfort build
ing. the Nebraska building and every
other building has been emptied. All
will be ready for the wrecker by Mon
day or Tuesday,
New Klrttlnr K«f Kremont.
FREMONT, Neb., Nov. 6—The
OinahH Elevator company is erecting
a large elevator on the Kite of the
one recently destroyed by fire near the
l'nlon Pacific track* on Main »treet.
The building will be 2SX31 feet In *l*e.
with a driveway at the aide, and will
have eleven bln* of a capacity of 20,
000 bushel*. A brick office, engine
room and m ale house, 14x24. will front
on Main utreet.
llr«il Muiilton,
MOULTON, Nov. «- Mr* A M.
Stanley dropped dead Wednesday from
the effect* of heart trouble Mr*.
Stanley was the widow of the late A.
M Stanley, engineer on the Chicago,
liurltngton * Kansas City railway,
who, more than a year ago. was fatally
scalded by hi* engine turning over
near Cincinnati, la.
Wm *.mo la U(kt.
OMAHA. Nov a The ftnaminl ran -
uttiona of the exposition ***o. utluo
remain unchanged No rlttina have
been paid and the employee* are *till
> lamoring for their money. A large
delegation of the men had a>ran«eu
to meet at the Service building this
morning nnd wage a format demand
• P*»n the member* of the executive
committee However only a few at*
peered and they did ms find the pat
tie* they nought The plan at thia
time la U» assign all th» labor tiaima to
•ae man nnd then let him bring »ma
suit na may seem proper
Trouble of the Exposition Managers Only
Just Begun,
Wrecking Company Enjolntd From
Tcining Down tli«» Itiilhltnft*—Report
of tlio Scrrt'tnrle* of the Htato Hoard
of Health Made Public—Ml*« elUncou*
Nohranka Mai tern.
1*1 x j>o«t 11 loii Aftermath.
OMAHA, Neb., Nev. 4.—The grounds
of the Greater America exposition ex
hibit more activity now than during
many of the days when the show was
in full blast. All the gates with the
exception of those on Manderson street
have been closed against pedestrians.
These however, are doing a good bus
iness, as through them pass all em
ployes, the visitors and those parties
who have claims which they seek to
press against the exposition associa
tion. The number of creditors seems
to be legion and they appear to be on
the increase.
While an official statement has not
been given out It is said that, the un
secured debtB of the exposition will
aggregate about 198,000. Of this sum,
it is stated that about $50,000 is due
laborers and for material for the month
of Octol>er. Scores of suits have been
commenced, and more are being
brought each itay, nearly all of which
are accompanied by injunction pro
ceedings to restrain the Chicago
Wrecking company from tearing down
the main buildings which it purchased
and on which it has made a partial
The guards and gatemen are the lat
est to consider the bringing of suits
to recover their wages. A plan Is un
der consideration by them now, and if
it matures a meeting of all of these
creditors will be called within a day
or two. The plan la to usslgn all the
claims to one man and then let him
bring his action in district court, ut
the same time attaching everything
in sight, supplementing this with an
injunction to prevent the wrecking
company from tearing down or remov
ing any of the buildings which it pur
chased front the exposition.
liimril of Health Reports.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 4.—The sec
retaries of the state board of health
tiled a report with the state board rec
ommending that the certificate of Dr.
Oren Oneal bo revoked on the ground
of unprofessional and dishonorable
conduct. No action was taken by the
board of health. The secretaries also
rejected the application of Dr. H. W.
Drasky of Brainard for a certificate
on t}ie ground that he had not complied
with the Nebraska statute which re
quires a four years’ course In eolle..'»
before a certificate can be issued to a
The secretaries were made the de
fendants in the matter of a restrain
ing order secured by Dr. Benjamin F.
Tolson of Omaha, who Is connected
with a magnetic healing Institution in
that city and who does not want the
secretaries to hear certain charges
against him. A temporary restraining
order was issued by Judge Holmes and
he will hear the case November 6.
Dr. Oneal had refused to appear be
for the secretaries to show cause why
his certificate should not be revoked.
He contended that the secretaries had
no jurisdiction and It was intimated
by him that he would appear before
the board proper when the secretaries
filed their findings and recommenda
Mu rile red For Money.
CALLAWAY, Neb., Nov. 3.—Arthur
Bird, a brother of Ted Bird, who is a
highly esteemed and successful mer
chant of this place, was waylaid and
murdered in Oklahoma territory. The
news hes caused much distress in the
Bird family, as they were always much
attached to their brother. Arthur Bird
the victim, was a traveling collector
for some firm in the territory, and oft
times had from fifteen hundred to two
thousand dollars on his person; in fact
at this time he had over two thousand
dollars on his person which had been
taken when found, establishing to a
certainty that he was murdered for hla
money. Arthur Bird is a member of
the Masonic ahd K. of P. lodges and
reports received from his home say
that the two lodges will leave no stone
unturned towards runlng down the
guilty parties.
Highwayman In u Hotel Yard.
KUSHVILLE, Nel»., Nov. 4. — Shortly
after the arrival of the passenger train
a daring robbery was committed here.
W. E. Kimball, a commercial traveler,
had alighted from the train and gone
to a local hotel. Instead of going to
bed at once he had occasion to go to
the yard, wnere he was stacked by
some one who struck him two violent
blows with a blunt instrument, knock
ing him down. Kimball was robbed
of about $.">o In bills and stiver. Mr
Kimball remained unconscious for
nearly half au hour, when the landlord
went In search of him. No clew was
left by the robber, though every effort
was made to discover his whereabouts.
I mill*.I Hulrlilv.
TORT M A BISON la Nov 4 llobt.
Iloffman. son of Mrs. Katherine Hoff
man. died at the residence just north
of the city limits Monday afternoon
front the effects of a tiowe of ;.arl*
greeu taken with suicidal intent.
YnMMg Wsw HvrtlMIM IHHHf,
TKCt'MrtKtf, N.b Nov ( Philip
Htrohaua. a young Polander. was tak
en to the insane asylum at Lincoln.
Mtrohaua has been laboring with many
strange halluctnnMuaa of late notably
among other, that he believed he bad
been comntisaioned by t'briar to lake
the life of Key Predettc itpertten. pas
tor of the i'album church here, as that
gentleman was not pre«« king tfee Cnik
oil* .ba trine rorrc< t|> the authori
ties considered kirn a dangerous man
and took charge of kirn
Tb« (lovenmr of »t»ni*ka In Territorial
Day* ramifii Away.
OMAHA, Neb,, Nov. 3.—Ex-Governor
Alvin Saunders died at his hom</ in this
city at the age of 85 years. Ho passed
away easy and naturally and his death
seemed to the members of the familv
gathered around the bedside as though
he had merely gone from perfect con
sciousness into a gentle sleep. His
end has been expected almost hourly
for the last ten days. His strength
first began failing about Six months
ago. when his heart showed signs of
giving out, and the members of the
family knew that his ileath could not
be long delayed. Governor Saunders
was appointed by President Lincoln
territorial governor of Nebraska March
28, 1861. At that time the exigencies
of the civil war and the hostility of
some of the Indian tribes on the bor
ders of the territory made the office of
governor one of exceptional responsi
bility. When most of the able-bod
ied men of the territory were In the
union army the Indians desolated the
frontier and massacred men, women
and children. Governor Saunders
promptly issued a proclamation calling
for volunteers to protect the frontier
and his energetic measures were cheer
fully supported. The difficulty was
emphasized by the fact that there were
no funds in the territorial treasury,
but all the difficulties were overcome
and the savages were effectually re
Governor Saunders was one of the
earliest and most enthusiastic advo
cates of a trans-continental railway
and in his first message to the territo
rial legislature IQ 1X81, he said: “A
mere glance at the map of the country
will convince every intelligent mind
that the great Platte valley, whien
passes through the heart and runs
nearly through the entire length of
Nebraska, is to become the route of
the great central railway that is to
connect the Atlantic with the Pacific
states and territories.’*
Flnunrf* of 1Cxpoult Ion.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 3—The World
Herald suys of the late exposition: It.
Is impossible to Btate the exact total
receipts. The paid stock was $89,300;
sale of buildings and material about
$50,000; water plant, $18,000; conces
sions, about $70,000; admissions, some
thing over $130,000, making a total of
something less than $420,000 as re
ceived by the management. Of this
amount $120,000 has beon paid out for
labor, music, freight, improvements on
grounds and buildings, amusement fea
tures, advertising, fuel, lumber, salar
ies, printing and so forth. At the
opening of the gates the corporation
was In debt something like $00,000, this
being borrowed money and salaries
then due. At the time of the reorgani
zation, a month later, the situation
was very little, if any, better. The new
management, by hard work, was able
to secure loans to the amount of about
$40,000 within ten days after taking
control, and the work of keeping the
enterprise afloat has been one of strug
gle and difficulty—the hand-to-moutu
policy prevailing In every department.
The gates closed with a debt due of
something in cxccsb of $130,000, not
counting the $89,300 capital stock paid
up. No statement of the real condition
has been made public for six weeks or
more. No one knows the exact finan
cial situation, except the management
and a few Individuals. From different
and various sources, however, some re
liable figures have been obtained. The
bills due at this time and unpaid are;
Lumber, Cady Lumber company. $3,
500; other lumber dealers, $1,000;
paint, lime and material used in re
pairs about buildings, about $2,000;
printing and advertising, $5,000; labor
to date, $12,000 or $13,000; coal, oiu
firm, $4,500; another firm, $600; In
dians, salary for September, $1,000;
meat and provisions for Indians and
hospital, $600 or $700; Thomson-Hous
ton Light company, $10,000; balance on
rent on six boilers, $1,000; use of brick
about (Irand Court, $1,200; rent on dy
namos, $3,500 or $4,000; salary to coun
ty exhibitors, $1,000 or $1,200; prem
iums awarded agricultural exhibit,
$15,000 or $18,000; borrowed money.
$25,000; miscellaneous debts. $8,000,
making a total of $96,600. These fig
ures are approximately correct, but if
wrong in any direction they are too
low, rather tl.nn ti o high. Interested
ones say that the total debt account
will run $8,000 or $10,000 above these
Other details will bring tnc total
figures several additional thousand dr,l
larc, which will make the money ne es
s ivy at this lime to close the show free
of debt at least $125,000 or $130,000,
added to wh'ch is the capital stock,
making a total of $210,609.
Go Dimn With the llriilge.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb . Nov. 3 —
While Contractor John Whalen wltn
his Bon and William E. Schmidt were
at work taking down the truss bridge
aeroHH South Table creek. In this city,
preparatory to putting In a new steel
bridge, the whole structure gave way
and went down Into the bed of tho
creek, some twenty-five feet below.
The three men went down with the
bridge. Mr. Schmidt was cut on the
leg and head and had u snretned an
kle. Mr. Whalen was injured some
Internally, but not dangerously, and
the son suffered a slight wrench of tho
hlo. How the men escaped more se
rious Injury in a mystery, Tho con
tractor had been warned that It was
dangerous to attempt taking the brldgo
down in this mauuer, but did not heed
tha warning.
Old Me.l.iei.i Milled by rail.
IIASTINUH, Neb, Nov. 3.—News was
received hire of the death at Lincoln
of Mr* Mary Stevens from Injuries re
ceived by falling down a stairway Mra.
Ml evens Is well known In II'sling*,
having reside | here for many years,
and Is the mother of Attorney J. C.
MteVens of thta city. Mr Stevens went
to Lincoln on the early morning train,
but did Nut arrive until after his moth
er s death The body was brought tv*
Hastings fur interment,
Wrays tvraiiaal Held tee trial
IT t.ltCM rSON. Neh, Not 1 J*V
It Koee who shoe and wounded J T
Wray us October 4*» was given his pte*
llmiaary hearing before Justice White.
NY M VI.trlan gad K C Khl red of M.
I'vaih appeared for the dafewae County
Attorney Taylor being related to the