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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. O. HQSMIff, Publisher.
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
8ummnry or tho Dully Nowa.
Assistant Skciictaiiv Ciioi'Nhi:, of tho
treasury department, 1ms tendered hi
resignation to Secretary Foster to cu
ter tlio gtibernutorlol campaign In Xw
Tub new stables of tho licit lint; ut
Washington wuro destroyed by Ilro.
Sixteen horses with roasted.
Thk president will recommend legis
lation for n imtloniil quiirnntlno lnw to
do away with uny possibility of u qull
blc over state's rights.
I'iikhiiiknt ItAittiisoN gavcout IiIm let
ter of ncei'ptuneo of thu republican
nomination on the nth.
Till", president has recognized Rer
tiardo Elchclmun us vice consul of Chill
at Chicago nnd A Schneider as vice
consul of Ilclgitiiu at Pittsburgh.
Tub government will not allow the
uso of Sandy Hook as a quarantine ref
uge. Some department clerks who went to
Europe on a month's leave are in an
unenviable plight on account of tho
Patiuck Hawlkv died near Wilkes
barrc, Pa., from a rattlesnake blto not
withstanding thnt he drank a largo
quantity of whisky.
An Ontario fc Western freight was
wrecked near Peckvllle. Pa. Brukcmnn
Thatcher was fatally injured. .Some
persons tired thu oil escaping front tho
wreck, causing much damage.
Twkntv-onb of the Jersey City (N.J.)
ballot box sttiffcrs have been sentenced.
Their sentences ranged from six to lif
Vaccination virus Is said to have
killed Jauo Simpson, aged !, at Phila
delphia. Mikk CtmiiiNO, the well-known Im
pound pugilist, died at Fort Hamilton,
N. Y., after a few day's illness, agel 27.
Deceased was born In Ellnlwthport,
Suit has been entered In the United
States court at Pittsburgh, Pa., against
Fcency Bros., qnnrryincii, to recover
penalties aggregating $11,003, for viola
tion of tho contract labor law in Im
porting alien workmen.
A tisain on thu Philadelphia & Head
ing road is said to have run nluo miles
In six minutes.
Ski'thmiikk 10 was tho date deter
mined upon by tho river coal operators
of Pennsylvania to demand a reduction
In tho price of mining from ajtf to 8
cents per bushel.
W. J. AltKKLL, owner of Judge, acting
for u Now York syndicate, has closed u
ileal for tho famous Hello of Nelson dis
tillery, situated In Nelson county, Ky.
Tho price paid wf.s ll,000,000.
Thk strikers at Hughes ,fc Patterson's
mill, Phlludclphm, havo accepted de
feat Tiikiik was a wreck on tho West Shore
near Nowburg, N. Y., tho engine and
tender running Into tho river. The llrc
mnn nnd engineer were drowned
Danikl DoumiL'jrrv, tho well known
democrat lo orator, Is dead.
Elizaiilth r.Miuitiiu.r,, an advocateof
woman's tut Km go and u writer on social
topics, who on last election day ap
peared at tho polls and Insisted on her
right to vote, poisoned herself with
fctryehnlno at Now York.
A ciiit.ii two years old died at Phila
delphia, after drinking about u pint of
Kkcoiidkii Smytiii:, of Now York, in
Mructod the grand jury to inquire Into
eases of reporters hoarding quarantined
vessels contrary to law.
John Uhi:i:.nm:ak Wiunint, tho poet,
died on the "th in thu 85th year of his
Zimmhiivan, tho safety bicyclist, went
half n inllo in 1:01 4-5 at llnrtford.Cann.,
beating Nancy Hunks' time.
An unknown man placed tho muzzle
ef a revolver through a knot hole in tho
Carnegie company's fencu nt Home
stead nnd deliberately discharged It.
Tho bullet passed near tho head of the
wlfo of a non-union man.
Mom: complaints are made of tho un
sanitary state of the Tombs prison,
Thk American Protective league, a
five-year benefit order of New England,
Is in trouble, charged with u shortage
Piikhiucnt ManvklIiiis signed tho
contract for tho hnmedluto construction
of tho Cripple Creel- (Col.) branch, and
work will bo commenced In ten days.
J. J. Mim., president of tho Groat
Northern railway, recently gavu his
check on tho Firbt nutUonnl bank of St.
Paul, Minn., for flU0,fi50, in full pay
ment of an insurance policy In an east
ern company of 100,000 on his llfo and
an annuity of 12,500, commencing ten
A now of wooden buildings owned by
C II. Dodd wus destroyed by tire at
Portland, Ore. Loss, $100,000; insur
South Caholina third party people,
taking courage from (ov. Tillman's
victory, will effect u full organisation
for the national campaign.
Gkoiuik TjAUuiiinhouhk, aged 10 years,
was drowned in tlie St Francis river at
Thk Texas commission has exempted
two more railway companies from tho
operation of Its tariffs.
1. 11. Ivinsbv has been appointed re
ceiver of tho llvo branches of tho Iron
Hall of Cincinnati
A itKftoi.VTJON to assess tho capital
stock of tho Pullman Car Co. at MH,
688,750 has been Intioducod in tho
board of equalization nt Springfield,
Thk entire town of Rocky Har, Idaho,
has been swept by fire.
Fivk quorrymoji at llaylluld, '.Vis.,
went boating nnd tho upturned boat
found tho next day told thu story of
Camkoiini.j ofllclnls believe they nre
on the track of Sontag, thu train rob
ber, who Is making for Mexico.
Tin: business part of Patoka, nenr
nvnusville, Iud., burned. Loss (40,000.
EmiirKK.V Ixxllrs of thu W persons
drowned by tho breaking In two of tho
stenmer Western Keservo on Lake Su
perior havo been found.
A J wish colony has been started
near Kulumu.oo, Mich.
Tm: aoo men employed by the At
lantic Copper Mining Co., ut Houghton,
Mich., have struck for higher pay.
FnosT did considerable damage to
low lands near Mason City, In. In
many places thu damage was heavy. It
Is estimated that corn will not bo more
than half a crop In tho north tier of
counties of Iowa.
Tin: raids on tho racing men nt Gar
field park, Chicago, ended In a tragedy
on thu (1th. James M. Irnwn,u wealthy
turfman, shot dead a policeman named
Powell, who first Hivd at him. Another
policeman named McDowell sprung
upon llrown, when tho latter llred,
mortally wounding his assailant, Mc
Dowell and other policemen shot llrown
Thk democratic convention of North
Dakota decided against fusion with tho
Fouit prisoners escaped from tho De
catur (111.) jail. Tho leader was caught.
Simon T. Powkll, a republican of
Newcastle, Ind., has brought n suit to
test tho apportionment law under
which county representatives and sena
tors are elected.
Tin: Manning block nt Kcosuuqua,
In., has burned.
Pout IIuiion, Mich., Is hurt by a Ca
nadian vessel being forbidden to unload
Two lads wero killed while driving
across tho C, II. & Q. tracks ut Wood
Fiiost Is reported in Wisconsin.
Einur ears of fruit wero totally
wrecked by tho Santa Fe train running
off a trestle near Gulcsburg, 111.
Tin: body, tho head of which was
found by a dog at Decatur, 111., was
found later. It had been partly eaten
It Is feared that a lurrying party of
nineteen people from Marquette, Mich.,
went down on their way homo during
thu late storm.
Tun examination' of Kimseynnd Hut
ton at Sedan, Kan., charged with the
murder of Fru.ier, tint cattleman, some
time ngo, ended In their discharge.
An attempt of live men to rob tho
passenger train on tho Santa Fo at
Wharton, Ok., ended In failure. The
expressmessenger hud removed tho eon
tents of thu. safe before thu robbers got
An aged miser was killed In Chicago
August 'JO, and tho police havo capt
ured thu murderer, who said he did It
In u scuttle over Homo money tho man
refused to return to him.
Swvkntkkn persons attended tho pro
hibition convention culled at Fargo, N.
D., to nomlnato state officers. Thu
meeting was very lively.
Sosik unknown villain opened a
switch near Springfield, O., and a train
was wrecked, the engineer burning to
Ixtkiikst to tho amount of $725,000,
which the treasurers applied to their
personal benefit, Is causing litigation in
r.ucuv llAi.mviN, tho California mil
lionaire, fays that two more railways
will be built between tho Paclllc coast
and Salt Lake.
Thk condition of tho cotton crop ha
Improved In tho past week, exeept in
South Carolina, where tho condition
has retrograded. Picking has begun
nil over, but in too Memphis district is
nineteen days later than before in
Pint. Iti.urr, Ark., has increased its
saloon llceuio in order to pay Its water
Nouroi.K, Vn., has quarantined
nguinst Nuw York.
Uatti.ksnakks nro said to havo killed
Mrs. Martha Hardciistlo and her daugh
ter nenr Frostburg, Md.
W. F. IlKAdi.r.s. a detective shadowing
n wealthy Chattanooga gentleman, was
killed and horribly dismembered by a
Tin: first of the series of prize fights
at New Orleans occurred on tho night
of tho ftth when McAulllfo defeated
Myer In fifteen rounds.
Thk democrats claimed tho guberna
torial election in Arkansas by plurali
ties of 15,000 to 20,000.
Nuwtox Coi-KMAN, moonshiner nnd
murderer, was shot and killed nenr
Nuwmnrkot, Ala., by u posse undur
In a war between races ut ltunkle,
La., one white man was shot and two
negroes were hanged.
1 m: second of tho series of prlws
lights at New Orleans was won bv
Dixon, tho negro champion, in eight
rounds, over SUelly, a white man.
Tiiiikk negroes wero struntr un in onu
night by a mob nine miles east of Purls,
Tex. Thu lynching grew out of thu
killing of u negro desperado July 'JO
Jack Hauius was fatally gored by an
ox near lirenham, Tox.
Thk handsome dwelling house known
as Cecil Manor, in Cecil county, Md.,
was totally destroyed by fire. Tho
mansion was built two yeurs ago ut a
cost of 100,00() and was said to bo tho
finest residence In tho state.
Thk great prize fight between Cor
bett and Sullivan occurred at New
Orleans on the 7th and ended in tho
defeat of Sullivan ufter 21 rounds.
Bv tho explosion of a sawmill boiler
near Bessemer, Alu., four men wero
Eiohtkkn prisoners, including three
condemned murderers, escaped from
Chattanooga (Tenn.) jail recently.
Duiii.no u street parade of a circus nt
Mnysvllle, Ky., "Anlmul George," of
Columbus, O., who was in n cage withu
tiger, was attacked by It nnd beforo h'o
could Iw rescued was nearly eaten allvo
by thu animal.
Tin: pugilist Sullivan sought solace
In tho flowing lxwl tho day after his
defeat by Corbett.
Oni.v ii few Mississippi women exer
cised their prerogative of voting at tho
locul elections just closed in that state.
AfSTMA will keep out Russian roll
way carriages because of tho plague.
A Ill'NOAttlAN socialist who "disap
peared" .from public life tun years ago
has reappeared In Vlctorln, Hritish Co
lumbia, having just escaped from Sibe
ria. Six lives were lost in Vigo bay.Spaln,
by tho etipsl.lng of it boat which was
conveying eleven passengers from tho
steamer Vllle d'Anvers to the shore.
Tin: Itrltlsh d tides union congress is
In session at Glasgow.
Tin: h, at sea hi announced of tho
British vhooner May (llbbon, Cupt
Subcan, ii'o.n Portland, August 10, fur
DomiT.mi. Si meof the crow havo been
lauded at .SL Michaels.
(Jkn. Uamii;!, itndsoldlcrs were routed
while assist ug in making arrests In tho
Ouerra district of Mexico.
Tin: selection of thu Marquis Einlllo
Vlseontl Veuosta as the Italian member
of thu Hehrlug sea arbitration Is be
lieved to give satisfaction both to tho
llrltlsh and tho United States legations.
Ciioi.KltA has assumed the form of an
epidemic at Murre, India. Mtij. Dimond
ho died of thu dtsease.
Tiik lightning killed eight soldiers nt
Seypusch In Oallcla. Tho lightning
struck u farm house and sut it on fire,
ut thu same time killing eight of tho
soldiers billeted there and more or less
injuring seven others.
Skvkhai, banks nt Martinique Iiavo
suspended. Exchange is ((tinted ut 10
premium, and llttlo Is obtained nt that
It Is probable that tho Chlncso will
neglect to register and resist doportu
tlon on constitutional grounds on May
An American named Kammcrer killed
a burglar near Vienna. Ho was ar
rested pending Investigation.
Tin: Behring sea arbitration meeting1
will bo held at Paris.
Tiik strike of tho Genoese dock labor
ers against tho uso of hydraulic cranes
caused thirty coal laden steamers from
England to be delayed over u month,
but the men returned to work nt un ad
vance. Tin: Ilrussels Etollo llelge says that
tho news of thu mussuuru of Lodlstcr
and hh companions by tho Arabs Is cor
rect; only one member of the expedition
In a light between native laborers
and the troops In tho Congo Kreu Stato
several peoplo wero killed.
Fiiknikii, tho French clerk who r.old
state secrets to Capt llorupof tins Un
ited States army, has been sentenced to
twenty years' Imprisonment, to bo
followed by twenty years' banishment
Tin: famous White Squadron has
ceased to exist, the four vessels being
ordered to amalgamate with thu North
Tub Western Union has commenced
chopping off heads. They belonged to
men who attempted to form u tele
Anothku tourist and his guide havo
been killed by a falling glneior in
Tiik London papers were profuse in
their praise of Whlttier.
Fiiknck troops on the expedition
against the Dahomcyaus, to thu num
ber of :i,a00, havo 2,000 porters with
Advicks from Arabia state, that tho
protracted revolt In the province of
(emeu had nt last boon crushed. Tho
walled town of Sau.le. thu rubels' lust
refuge, had been captured by assault
after a bloody fight, in which the rebel
leader and 'JO chiefs wero killed.
Tin: sugar trust directors havo de
clared a quarterly dividend of Sl per
cent, on the common stock, making tho
dividend rate 10 percent, per annum.
Two mom plague stricken vessels
from Hamburg arrived at Now York on
the Dth and 10th tho Wieland and tho
Scnndlu. On tho latter vessel M deaths
occurred during tho terrible passage.
I.NSi'Kcrou Dkan reports Texas fever
stamped out of Kansas.
Fiia.nk Oaiivin, a young newspaper
artist, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is In jail for
having killed his wife, whom ho mar
ried four days previously.
Tiik berry pickers about whom Mar
quette, Mich., peoplo wero much
alarmed have returned homo all right,
having been delayed by tho storm.
A iikai. bullet from a cowboy's pistol
went through tho body of a woman
during a Wild West show at Rockford,
111., killing her, and tho wholo show is
Mo.ntoojikiiv Lr.wisand 11. W. Leo
Itussoll, well known socially and until
quite recently bookkeeper nnd treasur
er, respectively, of tho Lombard Invest
ment Co. ut Kansas City, Mo., havo
been indicted for stealing J0,000. Tho
two men uro supposed to bo In Mexico.
Ai.iikhtO. Pohikii, minister to Italy,
has Issued his expected order, deputiz
ing mo postmasters of freo delivery
cities, towns and rural communities to
put up letter boxes on the request of
citizens for tho collection and delivery
of mail at liotibo doors.
A.NNOtTNCKJiKNT Is made of thu death
of Oen. Enrico Ciuldlnt, tho Italian sol
dier and statesman, aged 81 years.
Chicago breweries have formed a sa
Ci.kaui.no house returns for tho week
ended September 9 showed an average
increase of 7.0 compared with tho cor
responding week of last year. In New
York tho inereaso was 4. 1.
Ni'.W HamI'siiiki: democrats havo
nominated a state ticket and presiden
J. M. Sct.i.lVAN, formerly one of tho
wealthiest cattlemen in tho west, was
found dead and drugging to his cart
near Abilene, Tex. - .
Victok Wu.nKit, tho musical critic of
Oil Hlus, died of cholera at Paris.
Tiik Carlisles, of Cincinnati, formerly
wealthy capitalists, havo miidu an as
signment. A woman of Allen county, Ind., fan
cies sho Is burled alive. Her faeo ex
presses tho height of agony. Sho
moans and struggles to freo herself.
Her family cannot culm her ravings
nor sootho her troubled mind.
Kkntuoiiy Uapttsts havo barred out
liquor dealers uud manufacturers.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Tho democratic state convention met
at Lincoln on August U0 mid nominated
J. Sterling Morton, of Nebraska City,
for governor: $ N. Wnlbaeh, of Orand
Island, for lieutenant-governor; F. N.
Crowe, of Hastings, for secretary of
state; P. F: O'Snlllvun, of West Point,
for auditor; A. Hcckinati, of Hurt, for
treasurer; J. A. Hornbergcr, of Madison
county, for superintendent of public
instruction; Muthuw Oerlng, of Cass
county, for attorney-general, and Jacob
Wiggins, of Huys, for commissioner
of public hinds uud buildings.
John Shervln, X. Piascekl, Albert
Watklns, Edgar Howard, (leorgo 11.
Thomas, II. E. Dumphy, Albert Gordon
uud T. II. Golden wero named as presi
dential electors. Tho platform renuws
devotion and fealty to tho principles
of popular government as exemplified
by tho record of tho democratic party
since the days of Thomas Jefferson; In
dorses the democratic platform adopted
at the Chicago convention emphasizing
Its utterances upon the question of pro
tection uud the passage of the force
bill; congratulates thu people of tho
country on tho nomination of Orovcr
Cleveland nnd Adhil E. Stevenson; rail
roads and all other corporations of
whatsoever kind must bo held subserv
ient to the lawmaking power of tho
state and within constitutional limita
tions; recommends the adoption of the
constitutional amendment now pending
creating a board of railroad commission
ers, uleellvo by tho people of the state;
favors reasonable and just laws regu
lating railroad charges; favors the elec
tion of United States senators by tv
direct vote of thu peoplo nnd thu elec
tion of presidential electors by congres
sional districts; denounces the repub
lican party for Its system ot
contract convict lnlwr whereby It
has given to n single Individual thu
monopoly of nil thu cheap convict labor
of the state and brought It Into direct
competition with the honest tollers of
tho stato; condemns tho giving of
bounties and subtldles of every kind as
a perversion of the. taxing power; de
nounces prohibition as contrary to the
fundamental principles of social and
imrul conduct; expresses sympathy
with the tolling interests of the coun
try, and observes with deep sollcltudo
the conflict bjtween capital nnd labor,
and charges those conditions to tho
vicious legislation enacted by thu re
publican party for thu purposo of dis
bursing taxes among the favored few
and the maintenance of a privileged
o'ass; denounces tho employment of
Pinkerton hirelings as arbiters of con
tests between capital and labor, nnd
favors n law making compulsory tho
settlement by arbitration of all dis
putes butween corporations and their
employes; demands nn open discussion
of till political questions beforo tho
public and condemns as undemocratic
any attempt to deprive citizens of tholr
political rights and privileges as such
because of their race and religious be
lief. The resolutions also favor tho
Australian ballot law and Indorses tho
administration of Gov. Iloyd and the
course of Congressman Ilryun.
Ton Powkni and Pctl Allsl, two Ital
ians, engaged In an altercation over a
game, of cards at Omaha the other day.
Tho former received a blow from an Iron
bar in his companion's hands which re
sulted In Instant death. The murderer
was arrested tin hour later.
A nnuTAi. outrage Is reported from
Hall county, In which William Denton,
a furmer attempted an outrageous as
sault upon his niece, his brother's
daughter, which the timely urrlval of a
neighbor prevented. Tho accused has
a wife and several children.
Tin: reunion of veterans at Grand
Island was a magnificent affair. Fully
15,000 people attended. The grand pa
rade by states was tho great feature of
tho second day. Illinois had just "00
In line, Ohio about the same and other
states did as well. Tho old soldiers en-
joyed themselves: so did every ono else.
Anoirr fi,O00 people, fully one-third of
whom were ladies, witnessed the second
annual state tournament of tho llo
hemian Turner's society nt tho Wllber
Exnosltlon association grounds. Two
teams from Omaha and ono caeh from
South Omaha, Schuyler, Crete, Hrush
Creek and Wilbur, took part In the con
test and members of other lodges in
different parts of tho union wcru pres
ent as spectators.
Wmt.K William Smith, Mrs. Kato
Lyons and Mis.s Althea Curtice, of
Smlthfleld, wero lately out riding tho
horses became badly frightened and
upset tho buggy. Both ladles woro
thrown out, Miss Curtice having her
leg broken In two places below tho
knee, while Mrs. Lyons sustained seri
ous injuries. Mr. Smith wan dragged
with the buggy about forty rods and
was quite badly bruited.
Thk meeting of tho stnto league o
republican clubs at Grand Island wns
largely attended. President Lansing
nnd Hon. John M. Thurston delivered
addresses. Secretary Slaughter re
ported that there are In tho stnto 22!!
clubs, with over 23,000 members. Judgo
Lansing, of Lincoln, was elected presi
dent; II. II. Robinson, vice president;
Brad Slaughter, secretary, and I. W.
Ruyiifniid, treasurer. John M. Thurs
ton nnd, Frank W. Collins wero chosen
delegates ntlurgo to tho national con
vention. The headquarters of tho
league were established at Omaha, und
several speakers entertained the dele
gates beforo adjournment
Maiiy McCoi.lv was recently nr
ralgned in police court nt Lincoln on
tho charge of brutally whipping her
nleco and nophew, aged 0 and 11 years
respectively. The complaint was sworn
to by a neighbor, who witnessed tho
cruel whipping. Tho children weru
taken Into court nnd tho marks and
bruiBcsupon tho tender flesh in differ
ent parts of thuir bodies wns proof of
tho charge. Tho judge fined the wom
an tm nnd costs, tho entire amount
being $:. in.
Tiik crops In Buffalo county aro, ro
ported to lw looking finely and with, a
fow more good rains a good crop will bo
assured, if It Is not already.
' WHITTIER DEAD.
Tho Qnnkcr I'oot l'mr In III Iteat nt
llio Ago of 8t lour.
IIami'ton Falls, N. H., Sept. 8.
Jolui G. Whlttier, tho "Poet of Free
dom," passed away peacefully at the
Home of friends near
hero nt 4:!!0 o'clock
nnd Dr. Douglass
wero at thu bedside
when death came
nnd the poet seemed
to be conscious of
his surroundings ut
thu Inst moment
Thu news of tho
death of John G.
Whlttier wns re
ceived nt his old
home, Haverhill, Mass., with universal
feelings of sadness and regret Thu city
hall bull was struck ulghty-four times
ut 8 o'clock as Indicating the ngo of tho
deceased, and lings' on tho public build
ings nnd school houses arc displayed at
half mast as tokens of respect for tho
Tho 17th day of December noxt would hsivo
marked tho bKlnniaif ot Mr. Whlttlcr's Mth
your, lie was born at HaverhllL Mans, ot
Quaker parent!). His boyhnod wns pasitcd tinou
a farm and the "winter terms" of tho district
school wero the only schooling ho received be
fore hi Wth birthday. Then money ho had
carncil by shu9tnnt(lng enabled him to tilto n
six months' courso In Haverhill ucmlemy.
Thui equipped, ho taught district gohool for it
term and earned enough to return to Haverhill
for another half year. That llnlshed his school
In?. Ills literary Instincts wero dovelopcd early,
It not Inborn. Whllo working on hla father's
farm bo contributed verses to Wllllnm Lloyd
Qarrlson's Freo Press, then published In Now.
buryport. In tho curly work ot Whlttier Gar
rison saw the promtso of genius nnd a warm
and lasting friendship sprang up between tho
two. To (inrrlson In largo part Is duo the uctlvo
part tahen bv Whlttier in tho nnttnUvery cm
fade, In tho Interests of which some of his early
poems woro directed.
Tho nbolttlonlsts were actively at work dur
ing this period In sowing tho seeds of aatt-nlar-cry,
nd In John Orecnlcnf Whlttlor they found
nwllllngnndactUenlly. He became pronounced
In his lews, and In IHOS tho Anicrlcin Antl
Slaery society elected ltlm Its secre
tary. From I8.W to 119 hn lived
In Philadelphia, editing tho Pennsyl
vania Freeman, tho most radical paper pub
lished nt that time. In thoio years tho uphold
ing or such a standard nnd tho publication of
such principles as tho l'rocman was founded
uponreiiultcdnotonlyamor.il but n physical
couraso, utid this Whlttier pos.essed In a grctt
degree. So violent did the opposition becomo
that tho printing offlco us hucked
and burned by n mob, and on more
than ono occasion Whlttier faced fatuities who
Mould have plorled In th-j death of tho joung
man who poured hot shot Into their defuuscs.
From Philadelphia Whlttier icturne.1 to tho
stnto of his birth, tatting up hU rcxldcnco in
Amcsbury, where ho afterward lived contlnu
ouidy.'Wlth tho ono exception of six months
pasMcd In Lowell. Mas , as editor of tho Mid
DARING TRAIN ROBBERY. ''
A MlMourl I'nclllo Kxprrss Train ltoblicd
AlmiiHt Wlthl't the Corporate Limits of
Kansas C'itv, Mo., Sept 8. Last even
ing at 0:30 o'clock the FncltLi Express
car on passenger train No. 223 of the
Missouri Pacific railroad which leaves
thu Union depot at 9:10 was robbed at
a point between Kausas City and Shef
field and n large sum of money secured
by the robbers,
The train was n llttlo late nnd when
it reached tho Kansas City & South
western junction two men, ono about
five feet und seven inches in height nnd
clad in a linen duster, boarded the trsiiti
and took n seat in tho smoking car.
Nothing In their appearances would In
dicate that they were train robbers, but
beforo many minutes had elupsed they
proved themselves such.
Thu train proceeded on Its journey
without any incident until it 'tad
reached tho city limits, when the un
known men stepped from tho smoking
car into tho express car, nnd, concealing
their features, surprised the messenger,
George P. McLaughlin, and, covering
him with a revolver, demanded what
money was In tho ear.
The exact amount that was stolen is
not known, but It is known that it con
siderable amount was In tho express
box, and It will probably exceed $3,000.
After tho road n gouts hud accomplished
their purposo they bound the messenger
hand and foot and placing a gng in bis
i mouth left tho ear at Shullleld.
As the messenger did not open tho
car door at Shcflleld, nor nt Dodson, ten
miles from Shelllold, ns is tho usual
custom, something was supposed to be
wrong and a depot olllelal at Dodson
went to tho car, and looking into it saw
McLaughlin bound hand und foot un
nblo to speak. He was released from
his bonds, and as soou us he could catch
his breath ho said that tho express safe
had been robbed.
Tho train was the Wichita passenger
which leaves tho Union depot nt 0:10
o'clock and tho express mossonger
leaven tho train at Coifoyvllle uud
another takes hiu place. McLaughlin
has been in tho employ of tho compuuy
for several years und Is considered
thoroughly honest and faithful.
When tho news of tho train robbery
reached tho county jail Deputy Mar
shals It, Frecniau und John Emmotis
were sent post haste to tho sccno of tho
West IndU Troul)l.
Nkw Yoitic, Sept. 8. West India mer
chants in tills city nra very much ex
cited over tho rumored suspension
of tho Martinique banks. Tho dis
patches namo only two banks with tho
exception of private bankers and
both of them government institutions
tho first bucked by tho French govern
ment uud tho second ono of tho seven
branches ot tho great colonial bank of
London, with over ten millions of
capital. No one believes, therefore,
that the banks havo fulled.
Gov, McKlnley declined tho invita
tion to nddrcss tho republicans of Con
necticut Thomas Purnn was nominated by tho
republicans for congress from tho Fifth
At the Second republican district con
vention, Colorado Springs, Col, II. II.
Kddy was nominated.
The republicans of tho Second Mich
igan district havo renominated Cou
gressmnn James O. Donnellv
Luolau I). Woodruff wtis nominated
for congress by tho democrats of tho
Twentieth Pennsylvania district
A DARING ADVENTURER.
Capt. Wllllnm A. Andrews, already
famous for his daring adventures in
small boats on tho htormy Atlantic, has
again set sail on a novel and Interest
Hocrossed thcoccan twice before, first
In tho "Nautilus," when ho was accom
panied by his brother, who has stneo
died, and ngaln In the "Mormnld," both
of these trips being tnndo to Land's End,
Englnnd. A fow years ngo ho again at
tempted the passago in a boateallcdi
tho "Dnrk Secret," but, after battling
with contrary winds, high seas nnd ter
rific storms, ho reluctantly consented to .
givo up his efforts after tv strugglo of
sixty-two days, and returned to Ameri
ca on a bark which kindly consented to
take him and his sea beaton bout back
to New York.
The captain Is a very interesting char
acter, lie is a mini of fixed purposes,
very hard to turn from the object which
he has in view. Ho has made tho sub
ject of small boat sailing such a study
that he is prepared to meet every argu
ment against the risks which spring to
the mlndj of his critics, yot tho Now
York Heraltl put tho caso in a nutshell
when it said: "The fact that Capt. An
drews can cros3 tho ocean In n cocklo
shell merely proves that small boats uro
safo when a Capt Andrews stills them.
Amateurs should remember this when
tho wind begins to sing."
The captain himself wiyn that "half
the peoplo who are drowned lose their
lives because they do not reallzo that a
boat cannot sink. An iron vessel might,
or a ship loaded with a heavy cargo,
but a row boat, sail boat or ordinary
wooden vessel may enpsfce, but will,
nevertheless, float. Tho passengers on
tho great ocean steamers run somo risk
when they go to ten, but all around tho
deck they seo wooden boat3 hung up on
which they uro taught to depend for
their lives if tho bigbtcamcr goes down.
Thcbo boats arc often crushed against
tho groat vessel or arc capsized in
lowering. I am alono in a wooden lioat
ontlrcly under my own control, and, in
my opiuion, far safer than others." An
ingenious theory but hardly a fair one'.
Cupt Andrews is by trado a piano
maker. He built thu "Sapollo" at At
lantic City In tho presence of hundreds
of people, and exhibited it on tho Long
Pier for several weeks. It Is a canvas
folding boat lined with half iuchcodar
nnd decked over with tho same. In
order to fold It there must bo three long
canvas hinges from stem to ntcrn, and
the daring Captain write:! by nn in
coming ship (when he is hundreds of
miles from shore) that ho finds tho
" 'Sanolio' in u nea-wnv I.i n KcruLhnr
but very leaky." No better proof of Ids
cooiucss unit piuci: could Du given.
Tho bttirt was mndn nt 4:!:0 WVilnnn.
day, July COth, tho destination being
i .nun, oy.iui. i,uiii ivititrows mis in
structions to scour tho seas until ho
discovers that nort and tho starting
point of Columbus. It is lielleved that.
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bailing In a fourteen foot boat without
ro much as a hot cup of coffee to vary
his diet of biscuits and.canned goods, ho
will, single-handed, cellpso tho rocord ,
of that Spanish-Italian adventurer who
almost failed to crow tho groat ocoan
with three ships, ISO men, after socur
ing tl Queen's jcwola to pawn and
having the blessing of tho Church
tlirown In. Thin Columbus is sailing in
a boat which had never been in water
until the hour when ho started on his
4,000 mllo trip. Ho has been spoken
in mid-ocean several times, scorning all
asslfitanee and confident of ultimate
success. Ills effort should interest all
Americans as a test of pluck, endurance
aud good seamanship. That It is not a
foolhardy affair is proved by his for
mer success and by tho notable trip in
which ho battled for sixty-two days
without roachlng the other bldo. Thou
sands of people saw tho start, his pres
ence at different poluta on tho ocean
has been noted by largo numbers of
vessels, and his lnnding on tho other
side will no doubt be mado a matter of
public demonstration and rejoicing. As
ho sailed from tho pier ho said, "In
sixty days I will bo in Spain," nnd up
to tho bust reports ho had made better
time than ho anticipated. Every day
during tho voyngo a bottlo will bo
thrown overboard noting tho location
and other information ulwut tho trip.
If Cupt Audrows succeeds in reach
ing Spain and joining in tho Octobor
celebrations which will bo hold in
honor ot tho discovery of America, ho
will then return in ono of tho groat
Btcnmers and arr.ingo to exhibit his
boat and tho log which ho writes up
day by day, at tho World's Fair In Chi
cago, where ho will bo ono of tho fea
tures of tho magnificent display which
tho manufacturer of Sapollo nro now
perfecting. Tho n.-uuranco, wu might
ulmost say tho Itupudenco, of theso w
grcsslvo manufasturero In securing "a
Columbus of their own Is probably with
out precedent iu advertising.
Tin: mnn whose jrnto Is olt tho hinges can . v
talk by tho hour oxplululittf why somobods '4
also ilotnu't prosper. llum'a Horn.
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