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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
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Two American travelers have been
arrested at Tullatnore, Ireland, be
cause they carried a quantity of sus
Governor Hill, of New York, has
signed the bill making it a misde
meanor to keep what is' known as a
bucket shop" for betting and gam
The first jury ever in a police court
liquor case in Cincinnati has found
the defendant guilty of violating the
Sunday law and sentenced him to
ninety days in the work house.
Colonel J. C. Kelton has been
appointed by the President Adjutant
General of the army to succeed Gen
eral Drum, retired. He was born in
Pennsylvania in 1828 and is a graduate
of West Point.
Engineer Boukke, of the British
war ship Calliope, the only ship which
escaped from Apia during the terrible
Mnrch storm, has been promoted to
be fleet engineer by the British author
ities as a reward.
Friends of Mrs. Maybrick, the al
leged poisoner of her husband, are
making active preparations for her
defense at her forthcoming trial in
England. Many Americans take a
keen interest in the cose.
TnE Santa Fe has started the survey
for a branch line from Guthrie to Lis
bon and it will be completed in a few
days and work commenced immedi
ately afterward, so as to get to Lisbon
ahead of the Rock Island if possible.
TnE corner stone of the new Monti
cello seminary at Godfrey, 111., the old
building of which was destroyed by
fire last winter, was laid recently by
the State Superintendent of Instruc
tion assisted by Deacon S. V. White,
of New York.
The steamer Baltimore City, from
Havana by way of St Iago, arrived at
Lewes. Del., recently with sickness on
board and was quarantined. The cases
of illness were looked upon with sus
picion as the steamer came from a
Intense excitement prevailed in
Paris recently over the seizure of Bou
langist documents, which are said to
be extremely compromising in their
nature. It has been learned that
these papers, with others, Boulanger
intended to send to Ostend secretly.
Recter's telegram from Berlin de
clares that the cable report from New
York circulated in London alleging
that Secretary Blaine will not sign the
draft of the Samoan treaty because
Germany claims indemnity for the
massacre in Samoa is pure invention.
Retorts from New Hampshire de
tail damage done by the recent storm.
At South Berwick the Berwick Acad
emy, erected in 179i was struck by
lightning, the bolt entering the school
room, affecting fifty-three scholars.
A great deal of damage was done to
houses and trees.
A convention f ex-Confetlcratcs
has been held at New Orleans for the
purpose of organizing an association
embracing all the surviving Confeder
ate soldiers. The meeting organized
the Confederate Veterans' Association
by adopting a constitution and elect
ing General George Gordon, of Georgia,
It is reported from Canada that the
Weldon Extradition bill is likely to be
ratified by the Imperial Government
The law officers of the Department of
'Justice regard the law shorn of its
legal verbiage as retroactive, thus in
cluding Eno and other old-time fugi
tives in its scope. It is doubtful, how
ever, whether the executive would
permit the extradition of these bood
lers, as Parliament distinctly voted
down an amendment declaring the
measure to be retroactive.
TnE attorney for the new Catholic
University at Washington has notified
the Treasury Department of an inten
tion to appeal to the Attorney-General
from the late decision of Solicitor of
the Treasury Hepburn, that the foreign
professors engaged for the new uni
versity could not be allowed to
land as it would be a violation of
the law prohibiting importations of
contract labor. The attorney claims
that the law had no intention to except
professional actors, artists and ser
vants and at the same time include
professors and ministers within the
In an interview in London, Mr.
Townc one of the party of American
engineers visiting Europe, said that
be and his associates had been over
whelmed by the cordiality of their re
ception in England. He said he was
much impressed with the solidity and
flnish of English engineering works.
In comparing American with English
work, he said he was forcibly 'struck
by the great deficiencies in American
work. The fact that there were such
deficiencies he attributed to the
enormous distances in America and
the necessity lor building railroads
and bridges roughly and cheaply. Re
garding elevators, however, America
was far ahead. He was surprised at
the small use of ibe lectric light in
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and Mail.
rSKSOXAX AXD rOLITlCAl.
Ex-Sehator 8ab, of Minnesota, ku
begun a divorce suit against kit wife on
the ground of drunkenness.
Henry George has been elected a mem
ber of the International Land Congress at
The President has appointed Thomas J.
Morgan, of Rhode Island, to be Commis
sioner of Iadian Affairs, vice Oberly, re
signed. Clark E. Carr has been sworn in as
Minister to Denmark.
There was some excitement in the State
and Navy Departments reported at Wash
ington on the 12th consequent upon unsat
isfactory reports from Hayti. Nothing
definite was given to the press.
The Iowa Republican convention will
be held August 14. at Das Moines.
E. A. Baxter, of New York, has been
appointed by President Harrison as United
States Marshal for the Western district of
The President has said that he will not
favor either one of the Virginia Repub
lican factions to the disadvantage of the
other. He earnestly desired an end to the
A message received in London on the
12th indicated that the explorer Stanley
had rejoined Erain Pasha.
Calvin S. Brice has been chosen chair
man of the National Democratic Commit
tee to till the vacancy caused by the death
of Hon. W. H. Barnum.
Mrs General Sheridan, who has been
quite ill at Washington, is so far convales
scent as to be able to go out driving.
General Fittjohn Porter was made
president of the Fifth corps at the reunion
of the Army of the Potomac at Orange.
N. J., and General Butterfleld presented
him a solid gold corps badge set with dia
monds as a mark of appreciation of his
indication in his late unpleasantness.
Lord A. P. Cecil, of England, was
drowned tho other day near Adolphstown,
Can., while fishing.
Mrs. Harrison, accompanied by her
father and two grandchildren have left
Washington for Cape May, where they
will occupy Postmaster-General Wana
The Lord Provost of Edinburghas de
clined to officiate at the conferring of the
freedom of the city to Mr. Parnell in July.
News has been received of the death
from fever of M. Goudry, inspector of the
Congo Free State on the river Conga He
was one of the ablest officers of the Gov
ernment and bis loss is a serious one to
Russia. Germany and Austria have ad
vised Switzerland to deal more severely
with Anarchists and Socialists.
There was a repot t current on the 13th
that Hippolyte had totally defeated Legi
time in Hayti and had captured Port au
Price. Legitime bad sought the Ameri
can Consul for protection.
Father Kolasinskl the excommuni
cated Polish priest, dedicated his own
church at Detroit, Mich., on the 9th. He
said hereafter he would be bis own Bishop.
His followers were very enthusiastic. The
church holds 8.000.
The village of Croton, Mien., has been
inundated by backwater from the jam of
logs in the river.
The International Typographical Union
met in convention at Denver, Col., on the
Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief, was re
ported dying of pneumonia at Standing
Rock agency on the 11th.
Ministerial riots occurred at Brussels,
Ghent and Liege recently. Many of the
rioters were wounded in conflicts with the
The doctors who performed the autopsy
on Miud Reader Bishop have been held in
New York in $000 bonds.
The army of Montenegro is to be re
organized and put In readiness for sen ice
at the shortest notice.
The destitute about Lockhaven, Pa.,
have been generally relieved by supplies
of provisions from various points in the
A sensational story from Pittsburgh,
Pa., that the Chicago Johnstown relief
committee had withdrawn $27,000 because
of dissatisfaction is denied by the com
mittee. News has been received In Tucson.
Ariz., of the killing of ten white men 150
miles southeast of Hermosillo, Sonora, by
The San Francisco Johnstown subscrip
tion has reached $50,000.
The other night at Helenwood, Tenn., a
mob broke into the jail and took Lloyd
and Reynolds, the double murderers, and
hanged them to a tree near by. A note
was pinned to the bodies threatening
vengeance on any informer. Public senti
ment justified the act.
There is much destitution among the
locked-out miners and their families at
Spring Valley, 111.
The State took control of the relief oper
ations at Johnstown on the 12th, with
General Hastings in charge.
All the sheep and cattle belonging to
white men have been removed from the
Umatilla Indian reservation in Oregon to
theVdelight of the red men.
The bank of Wahpeton, Dak., has as
signed as tho result of a heavy run. The
assets and liabilities were unknown.
At the recent meeting of the National
Millers' Association in Milwaukee, Wis., a
resolution was adopted asking President
Harrison to appoint George Bain, of St
Louis, Consul to Glasgow.
The Sangamon river in Central Illinois
was reported beyond its bank, had broken
four levees and bad flooded thousands of
acres of farm lands.
Mrs. G. Van Beck, the wife of a farmer
living near Hulla, Iowa, burned to death
while asleep recently, the house having
caught fire from a lamp.
The Sionx Indian Commissioners left
the Rosebud agency on the 12th for the
Pint Ridge agency. Their work at the
former place was successful.
Michigan dedicated her monuments on
the field of Gettysburg oa the 12th. Gen
eral L. 8. Trowbridge, Governor Luce and
War Governor Austin Blair were the
A Bather in a creek near Grantsdale,
Mont, found several large gold naggets
recently and the town was excited.
Over 400 teamsters of Duluta, Mian.,
were reported oa n strike. The mea tried
to prevent others from working, bat ware
dispersed by the police.
The Minnesota State prison managers
have appointed a committee to investigate
the question of making blading twin at
the prison by convicts.
A disastrous collision occurred near
Armagh, Ireland, on the morning of the
12th to a Methodist Sunday school excur
sion train, causing the Iojs of 72 lives and
the injury of 100.
Br the burning of Lachow fat China tee I
thousand persons are said to
their Uvea J'"'17 ' " '
nave Met i
Grinnell. Iowa, was visited by a dis
astrous conflagration oa the 12th The
lass footed up to 2.000. Griaaell was the
place visited by the terrible tornado a few
Nine men were thrown from a scaffold
at the sew power boase of the West Bide
Cable Company at Chicago recsatly.
Some were fatally and the others seriously
Tax Canadian order of Odd Fellows has
voted down a motion to admit colored men
to full membership.
Bt the upsetting and explosion of a can
of benzine in the Bear Creek oil refinery
at Coleman, Pa., the other evening one
man was burned to death and four others
fatally hurt The buildings were de
stroyed. The strike of seamen is reported to have
extended to Antwerp.
The charge of criminal libel preferred
by O'Donovan Rossa against Patrick Cas
sidy at New York has been dismissed by
Judge Smith. Much testimony was drawn
out the evidence tending Ito show that
Rossa had received various sums of money
which bad been misappropriated.
A pluq tobacco trust is the latest scheme
Louis Miller, fifteen years old. and
James Freeman,-eleven years old. while
out in the harbor at Charleston, S. C, in a
sailboat the oihar day were both knocked
overboard by the boom and drowned.
Preparations for the taking of the cen
sus of 189J are assuming shape. The ap
propriations provide for 175 supervisors,
which is an excess of twonty-five over the
number employed in 1880. This excess of
supervisors will go to the South and West,
excepting one each to Oklahoma and
Alaska. The bureau estimation of the
population is placed at 65,000,000.
Captain Duvsrge. formerly of Balti
more, Md., who shot and killed Vice-Con-sul
Stanwool at Andakale, Madagascar,
last fall, has been arrested and will be
tried before Consul John Campbell at Ta
The opinion of well-posted people at
Johnstown is that the loss of life will be
between 3 000 and 4,000.
Governor Beaver, of Pennsylvania,
has granted respites to Peter Baronski,
who murdered two women, and James H.
Jacobs, both of whom were to be hanged
June 25, to October 23. It is claimed that
both men are insane.
Governor Hill, of New York, refused
to honor the requisition for Maroney and
McDonald, charged with complicity in the
Cronin murder at Chicago, on the ground
that no direct charges were made.
A dispatch from Columbus, O., says:
W. B. Brooks & Son. among the largest
operators in the Hocking valley, assigned
recently. Assets, $250,000; liabilities,
Some unknown person threw a missile
at Mr. Gladstone while he was traveling
in Cornwall recently. It missed its mark.
A terrible fire was reported sweeping
the Wisconsin forests near Superior. Loss,
The thirty-fourth biennial session of
the Lutheran Church of the United States
was formally opened at Pittsburgh, Pa.,
on the 13th. A prohibition resolution was
The cabmen of Paris followed up their
strike with a riot on the 13th.
It is reported in London ihat members
of the Clan-na-Gael committee who
signed the majority report finding Dr.
Cronin guilty of treason to the organisa
tion and sentencing him to bo removed are
James J. Rogers, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; P. O.
O'Brien. Pittston. Pa.; Christopher F.
Byrnes, Saxonville, Mass.; John D.
McMahon, Rome, N. Y.
While a drum corps composed of colored
men was parading the streets of Wil
mington, Del., the other night a crowd of
small boys made an attack upon them,
when the colored men drew pistols and
tired on the boys, killing one and wound
The Chippewa Indians of Mille Lac,
Minn., went on the war-path after a big
dance and dmnk, murdering three Swede
families. The Indians were excited by a
rumor that their lands were to be taken.
Immediate steps were taken by the mil
itary to suppress the hostile bucks.
The Pans Temp? says that Germany is
treating with Belgium in regard to the
laying of a cable from Ostend to Port
land, Me., in order to render those
countries independent of the English
The Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovitcb,
of Russia, was married to Princess Alex
andra, of Greece, on the 16th.
Three of Captain Wissmann's steamers
re reported to have been lost on the
Benadir coast German men of war have
zone in search of the missing vessels.
A Rev. Mr. Towksend and six other
former clergymen of the Anglican Church
were received recently into the Roman
Cathol c Church by Cardinal Manning.
An estimate of the deaths at Johnstown
by Colonel Rogers puts the number at
A recent confession of the horse-thief
Woodruff accuses Alexander Sullivan of
being at the head of the plot to murder
Cronin, with "Melville," "Williams,"
Coughlln and Sullivan, the iceman, as
principal accomplices. A sensational re
port was that the bloody clothing of Dr.
Cronin had been shipped to one of the con
spirators in London, England.
clearing house returns for the week
ended June 15 showed an average increase
of 17.9. In New York the increase was
The Chicago & Alton has given notice
of withdrawal from the Inter-State Rail
way Association to take effect July 15.
The Kearsarge left the Brooklyn navy
yard on the 16th for Hayti.
The French Government has fixed the
general elections for September 22. Sec
ond ballets will be held on October &
The water in the Rhine has overflowed
its banks in some places in France, flood
ing the adjacent country and doing much
Forty-six foreigners have just been ex
pelled at Warsaw. Most ot them were
Germans and Austrian. Two Americans
were amoug the expelled.
The first formal council between the
Sioux Commissioners and the Indians at
the Pine Ridge agency in Dakota was held
on the 15tb, ex-Governor Foster and Major
William Warner speaking.
The Prix de Paris was won by Vasistras,
Portent second. Aerolite third.
Gen. William T. Withers, the noted
horse breeder, aged sixty-four years, died
at Lexington, Ky recently from the af
fects of a wound received while storming a
fort during the Mexican war.
There were many cases of prostration
by heat at New York oa the 16th.
The roof of the Merced market, in the
City of Mexico, fell In the other day, kill
lag nearly twenty persons.
Letters received from Ujijl, dated
March 10, say that Stanley met Tippoo
Tib and seat a number of sick followers
I back with hkn bv war of the Cearo.
Stanley iatended coming to the east coast
with Emia Pasha. The two shoa.d arrive I
ia Zanzibar in July.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
John F. Albion, editor of the McCool
Record, was strack by lightning about
half past tea o'clock the other night while
going home from an entertainment He
was found an hour later In an unconscious
state. He was struck on the back of the
head, his face badly burned, bis breast
burned to a crisp, bis arms paralyzed and
his legs severely burned. His recovery
was extremely doubtful.
William Sifton, a farmer living near
Ahland, has received a pensioa to the
amount of $2,9)0. He was four years in
service and came out without a bullet
scratch, yet he received internal injuries.
THE barn belonging to Phillip Home, a
farmer residing four miles north of Platts
mouth, was struck by lightning daring a
recent storm and set on fire. It was con
sumed in a few minutes. One horse was
killed. There were 1,000 bushels ot grain,
a lot of farm implements and $400 worth
of timber for a new house and a lot of
otbor valuable articles in the barn, which
wero all burned. The barn cost 2,500; in
Oscar, the six-year-old son of Henry
Gasser, was drowned in Walnut creek at
Crete the other afternoon.
While playing in a duck pond at Grand
Island tho' other day the two-year-old
child of Andrew Oit was drowued.
Tnx otner night while the G. A. R. was
holding a camp fire at Cameron a severe
rain and thunderstorm came up. The
lightning killed one horse aid injured
several others. All the persons present
were terribly shocked.
During a rainstorm the other night
lighming struck the barn of John Martin,
a farmer living sixteen miles above Bur-
Dell, burning the barn and killing four
head of horses and two cows. At Taylor
rhe barn of A. L. Dauu, a banker, and the
grist mill of Joseph Hilmkarap were
struck by lightning and burned to the
M. J. Golsten, a Fremont merchant,
having a wife and two children, recently
disappeared. A young woman "mysteri
ously disappeared" at the same time.
Golsten's effects were attached by credit
ors. Mass meetings have recently been held
at Kearney to consider a proposition from
New England cotton mill magnates, who
propose putting in a plant with 1.500 spin
dles, which will employ 800 people. The
subsidy asked is $259,000. The committee
has raised SlSO.OOtf.
The Masons and Odd Fellows of Ansley
shipped to Johnstown, for the benefit of
the respective orders in that city who
were sufferers from the recent flood, a car
load of Nebraska's shelled corn. TheB.
6 M. Railroad agreed to deliver the car at
its destination free of charge.
William Winn was recently tried and
convicted at Kearney of a criminal assault
upon his wife's nine-year-old sister.
Pat McGrovey, a farmer, went re
cently to Bancroft and filled up
with whisky. He became so disorderly
that when an officer undertook to arrest
him, McGrovey seized bim by the right
hand and bit bim. almost severing the
thumb. The wound was subsequently
pronounced by physicians as fatal, blood
poisoning having set in, and papers were
made out for McGrovey's arrest
A remarkable case is reported from
Madison. A young man was kicked in tho
head by a colt on the 5th inst, his skull
being fractured and a large quantity of
brain substance oozing out but he has re
mained conscious ever since, and is
It is claimed that it will take $15,000 tc
pay for the twine necessary to bind the
grain crop of Sheridan County this year.
Citizens of Stella think .he fire fiend
must have an especial grudge against that
town, $30,000 worth of property having
gone up in smoke in the past two years.
A BOGUS deputy internal revenue col
lector recently tried to work the cigar
dealers of Central City, but failed to rope
in any victims.
A tramp stole nine hogs from a Mllford
firm and started to drive them to Crete,
but he was discovered on the road by one
of the losers, who emptied the contents of
a shotgun into the thief's legs and then
placed him under arrest
Charles Moodv, who located in Exeter,
a few months ago, and worked the local
merchants for household goods on credit
has suddenly disappeared, leaving his
wiie ana cniiu without funds.
Some time ago a rabid dog bit a
number of steers belonging to a farmer
living near Ulysses, and several of them
have since died.
The mayor of Hastings has ordered all
gambling houses closed.
Tna Union Labor State convention met
at Grand Island on the 11th and nom
inated John Ames for Supreme Judge.
A cow belonging to Mr. Signor, living
near Juniata, which was bitten by a mad
dog a few weeks ago, developed the usual
signs of hydrophobia a few days ago and
was killed by the owner. The little boy
that was bitten the same day has devel
oped no signs of the terrible malady.
while a party of hunters were recently
digging out wolves about three miles
northeast of St Edward, Will Anderson
carelessly picked up his pun by the muz
zle. It was accidentally discharged, kill
ing him instantly.
The reunion committee of the G. A. R.
encampment, which is to be held at Kear
ney in August is busy making prepara
tions for the event A letter of regret has
been received from General Sherman.
The grand jury at Springview has in
dicted John B. Shaw, a well-to-do miller
of Keya Paha County, for incest with his
Omaha contributed something over
$6,000 to the sufferers of the Conemaugh
A special train of seven cars leaded
with corn, potatoes and flour was sent
from Cbadron to Johnstown, Pa. The
train was handsomely decorated, and the
contribution was valued at $5,030, which
was doing very handsomely for a town
only three years old.
The board of trade of Omaha, through
its secretary, has issued a call to the vari
ous local boards and trade organizations
throughout the State to send delegates to
a convention to be held in that city at the
Exchange Hall. June 26, at eight p. as. It
is desired that each board send from one
to five delegates the strongest men that
can be selected.
Dick Morrison, twenty-two years of
age, in the employ of a farmer, two miles
east of Oconee, was drowned in the Loap
river the other day while fishing.
A large two-story dwelling house
owned and occupied by Mrs. H. Gould, of
Poaca, was coasamed by fire the other
night with most of its contents. The Ire
originated from the explosion of a gaso
The Dixon County Agricultural Society
has decided upon September 24. 29, 2t and
27 as tho data for the holding of the an
nual county fair.
Hastings lady whose husband has
lost all his money at the gaming table has
caused the arrest of two gamblers who
1 wojs Jhe money.
Serious Lose of IifeTaloatewn, Wear
Fart Scott. Destroyed Walaut River
Over Its Banks -Storm I the
Fort Scott. Kan., June IT A report
has reached here that a cyclone visited
Uniontown Saturday night, leaving death
aiid destruction in its wake. It is impos
sible to obtain definite information as all
the wires on both sides of the place are
down and It is a matter of doubt whether
it was a cyclone or a cloudburst It i re
ported that two women and four children
were drowned, but their names can not be
ascertained. Houses were blown down,
property greatly damaged and it is feared
that many more lives are lost tbaa have
The country about Uniontown is thickly
settled and the latest reports are that the
loss of life will far exceed any present
estimates. The whole country seem
to bave been flooded. Traffic has
been suspended on the Missouri Pacific
and the Missouri. Kansas & Texas. Every
possible aid is being rendered the suffer
ers. A heavy rain and wind storm passed
over this section Saturday night and yes
terday morning but owing to the condi
tion of the wires little information can be
In this city there was much damage to
property but no lives were lost A section
of tho city known as Belletown, was com
pletely wiped cut and many bouses were
carried off by tho high waters of the Mar
maton. The immense dam above the city
broke early yesterday and the water
rushed down Wall street to the depth of
several feet flooding cellars and causing
great consternation. People were taken
out of bouses in wagons, and in Beliefown
many of the residents were forced to leave
their dwellings in skiff to escape death.
Uniontown is situated on the Wichita &
Western railroad in the valley of the
Marmaton, fifteen miles from Fort Scott
It was organized as a town in 1SG5, al
though a post-cfile had been established
there in ltd About six years ago the
town contained eight general stores, two
hotels, a lumber yard, a livery stable, a
mill and had a population of about 300.
It has grown considerably, however, since
WALNUT RIVER FLOODS.
Augusta. Kan., June 17. Parties living
north ot here on the Walnut river came
to town yesterday and reported the river
out of its banks and some places sur
rounded by water. They procured some
boats and returned.
The river here at that time was not un
usually high, but as the parties reporting
the high water above came only about
five miles it was thought it wou'd raise to
a dangerous paint here. Ia a short time
it commenced rising about five feet an
hour, and finally began to back up in the
low places. Soon it broke over the banks
about one mile northeast of town and
came with such a rush that the people in
the lower part of town barely bad time tc
escape from their houses, leaving their
household effects behind. Many bad tc
wade through water waist deep.
While only a few buildings in town have
been taken out there are about seventy
five houses in water from four to ten feet
deep, which will cause great loss in every
case and many thousands of acres of wheat
and other crops are totally destroyed,
while the number of cattle, hogs and
horses lost will run into the thousands.
Two iron and one wooden bridge have
gone out and the Augusta water mills
have been swept away. The material in
the Santa Fe Company's yards Coated out
and the Santa Fe depot bad to be aban
doned. The passenger train on the Santa Fe
line got here and could get no further nor
return by its own tracks and was run into
Wichita over the 'Frisco track, but the
'Frisco trains will be unable to get east ol
here for several hours. Superintendent
Wentworth is here attending to affairs in
person, which ensures the early moving
The damage to crops, stock and other
property is estimated at from 350,000 to
Mrs. Graham and child were drowned
and many others are unaccounted for
north of here. Some are still in trees and
on housetops surrounded by water, which,
on account of the scarcity of boats, have
not been reached yet. In some instances
rafts were constructed, bat owing to the
strong current they were of no avail.
STORM IN WEST VIRGINIA.
Martinsbcrg, W. Va., June 1T.-A very
heavy storm passed over the southwest
ern part of Berkeley County yesterday
morning, a terrific galo of wind that did
great damage being followed by a terrible
thunder storm and this by a heavy hail.
The bail stones lay in some places tbree or
four inches deep. Crops and trees are
ruined. Live-stock was badly bruised and
in some instances killed. Several houses
and barns were wrecked by thewind. No
loss of Iifo has yet been reported. 0ving
to the lateness of tho hour at which the
storm occurred, details are meager.
A CTCLONE IN INDIANA.
Ligonier, Ind.. June 17. A cyclone
passed through this town yesterday after
noon tearing down shade trees and un
roofing houses alon: its path. The fine
brick dwelling of J. M. Batts was nearly
destroyed and the now residence of W. E.
Harding is a total wreck. The Ligonier
Hotel and a number of ottier buildings
were unroofed. The bridge across the
Elkhart river was blown down and hun
dreds of shade trees, fences, etc., were de
stroyed. The loss will bo heavy.
Ellensburo. Wash. T.. June 17. Heavy
forest fires on the east side of the Cascade I
mountains bave destroyed vast quantities
of timber. Strong winds prevail and the
fire is extending. The Northern Pacific
line and bridgw are in danger.
MOTHER AND CHILD BURNED.
Baltimore, Md.. June 17. Mrs. Eliza
beth Tyler, aged twenty-five years, and
her baby, Benjamin Harrison Tyler, were
burned to death last night by the explo
sion of a coal oil lamp at their home in
Raynersville ia Anne Arundel County.
Leavenworth. Kan., Juae IS People
ere bave little faith in the putative Hill
man alleged to be eoacealed ia Topeka.
For the last three days Mrs. Smith, bet
ter Known as Mrs. Billmaa, has been
shadowed by a Fiakertoa detective,
who has engaged board aad lodg
ing ia a house near her heme. He
has so persistently followed her about
that the people of the neighborhood, aad
Mrs. Smith herself, have divined his par
pose. Mr. Wheat, Mrs. Smith's attorney,
met the detective Friday night He told
a plausible story, but gave no excuse for
dogging Mrs, Smith' footsteps. Mrs.
8mlth's friends fear that there is a plaa to
aMBCt ser aaa are taking precaatl
BAD RACE WAR.
Several Mea) Killed la Texas and the lilark
aad Whites Greatly Excited Fwtal Shoot
ing; Affray la Oklahoma Tngcd; t
Austin. Tex., Juae 15 Meager reports
of a bloody affray at Given' store, eight
een miles southeast of here, have reached
The comaaaity of Cedar Creek is twen
ty miles from Austin. At the last election
the negroes proved the most numerous at
the polls and elected a justice of the peace
named Orange Wicks and a negro con
stable, Isaac Wilson, both ignorant corn
field mee, totally unfit t do justice either
to whites or negroes. The white popla
made the best of it and tried to avoid any
thing that would lead to a race conflict.
Wilson, inflated with power, proved tc
be domineering and arrogant He forced
his way last week into au old fisherman's
hut on the Colorado river aid refused to
leave when ordered to. The fisherman
took down his gun but did not attempt to
use it For this Wilson went before the
negro justice, got a warrant and arrested,
the fisherman and on horsebick made an
inoffensive old man walk before him all
the way to Boston, a distance of twelve
miles, over terrible roads and at a gait
that broke him down.
This incident raised a feeling of resent
ment among the whites, but was allowed
to pas. A few days a respcctab!o white
citizen named Alf Litter went to a negro's
cabin and remonstrated with him for
sending an insulting message to himself
and wife. For this he was arrested by tho
negro constable and taken before the
negro justice, Wicks, for trial and whilo
the trial was in its preliminary stage
tho accused turned toward his lawyer, G.
B. Fowler, of Bastrop, and aked him if.
be could step outside for a moment The
'Certainly, you can," and Litter there
upon was about to proceed to tho rear,
when the justice shouted:
"Halt, sir! you can't go!"
The young man turned around, but not
thoroughly understanding or hearing the
order, continued to move toward the dour,
whereupon, it is said, the justice seized a
pistol or shotgun and fired at Litter, kill
ing him instantly. The colored constable
also emptied his revolver into the dying
man, whose life went out without a mo
Instantly the wildest confusion arose
and knives, revolvers and shotguns were
speedily brought into requisition. People
from all parts of the neighborhood rushed
to the spot while those already on tho
ground tried to get away.
A general fight between both factions
followed, and during the bout many per
sons who took no part oa either side wero
either cut or shot Among the lutter was
Peter Bell, colored, who is a brother of
Colonel Bell, of Austin. He was shot
down and killed while trying to mount his
horse and escape.
Two white men named Alexander No
land and Gecrge Scheopf, the latter a
cousin of Tom Deats. of Austin, were
killed outright by the bullets of the in
furiated negroes, and young Litter,
brother of Alf Litter, was also shot, and
has since died, making four white men
who were murdered, whilo five or six
others were badly wounded.
Constable Wilson escaped uninjured
but it is not known what became of the
justice, whether or not he was killed.
One of Houston Moore's sons, colored,
was killed by a stray bullet fired by one
of his own race and two others also bit
the dust at the hands of white assailants.
Several others are wounded. Over one
hundred shots were fired whiV the war
The tragic occurrence has created a bias
ot excitement throughout this section and
it is reported that both white and blacks
along Cedar creek are now arming them
selves and getting ready for acts of retri
bution and revenge. The blood of the peo
ple is up and there is no telling how ttc
trouble will end.
TRAGEDY IN OKLAHOMA.
Oklahoma, L T., June 15. Clyde M it
tox. aged eighteen, shot J. S. Howard
dangerously but not fatally last evening,
Howard in turn shot Mattox, inflicting a
wound from which he can not recover.
Mattox, though fatally wounded, shot
Dan McKay, who had come to
Howard's rescue, inflicting a severe
flesh wound. Mattox and one
Hart had been removed from
the position of deputy marshal by the
City Council and Howard and McKay ap
pointed. Yesterday Hart was abusing
the mayor and others and the mayor or
dered his arrest He resisted officers
McKay and Howard, but was finally over
powered. After the two officers had im
prisoned Hart they were met by Mattox
who opened fire. This is the first tragedy
of any aceount in the history of the com
KILLED BIS BROTHER.
St. Louis. June 15. At Kirksville, Mo.,
yesterday morning Frank Probst, ex
ichool commissioner, was shot dead by his
brother, Joseph Probst who then put a
bullet through his own heart No causo
can be assigned, save that the murderer
tnd suicide was temporarily insane.
THE OLIPHANT FAMILY.
The Wretched Villain' End Makes Hie
Mother a Kuviajj Man lac High Connec
tions of the Family.
Topeka, Kan., June 15. Sheriff Fuller
has received a letter from VV. A. Oiiphanr.
proprietor of the Riverside farm, near
Unioa, Ind. He is an uncle of the young
man lynched here on the night of June 4.
for the murder of A. T. Rogers. News of
she untimely death has made the mother
ravins' maniac and prostrated tha
father. The Oiipbant family is an old
sad respected family, tlis being
the first stain upon the name.
Ex-Governor Albert G. Porter.
now Minister te Italy, is a cousin, and
President Harrison was a personal friend
of the family. The letter closes by say
ing: "1 have the honor to be the personal
friend, aad of having the pleasure of often
latertajaiag at my house the man who
aew occupies the highest position to
which an American cart hope to obtain. If
there had been a blot oa our name Benja
min Harrison, whose private life is aa
pare as the falling snow, would never
have darkened my door."
Said to ho Hiusaaa.
Tofeka, Kan June 15. George J.
Baker of Lawrence, one of the attorneys
for the insurance companies in the famous
Hillmaa ease, who is ia Topeka, said last
evening that the dispatch seat from Law
rence to a Leveaworth paper stating that
cafcers had secreted Hillmaa antil sack
lime as they could bring the Insurance com
panies to terms was unfounded. 'There
is no longer doubt" Barker continued,
'that the man recently arrested ia
Arisona Is Hillmaa. The d'ffereaee
between the oncer who captured Hillman
aad the intaraaea companies regarding
the reward have been settled and develop
ments may be looked for by Monday at
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