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THE HED CLOUD CHIEF.
RED-HOT FIGHT AT CENFUEGUS
American Ships Enter the Harbor
to Cut the Cable.
Somewhat of a Surprise The Marblehead. Nashville and
Windom Did Not Know that a Heavy Masked Battery
Covered Them -A New York Dispatch Says that the
Spanish Dead is Estimated at 400.
TTpv Wfut. Fla.. Mac in. The '
United States cruiser Marblohoud, the
gunboat Nushville and the auxiliary
cruiser Windom. steamed up to the
harbor of Clenfuegos early Wedncsduy
morning with orders to cut tho cable
connecting Havanu with Santiago do
Cuba. This tusk was accomplished,
lint only after a tcrrllle tight between
our warships and several thousand
Spanish troops, which lined the shore ,
nnd lay concealed behind improvised
One man, u seaman named Regan of
the Marblehead, was kll'od outright
in ono of the woi'hing small boats, ar.d
six men were severely wounded. In
addition n largo number on board the
ship recelied minor wounds.
Captain Miiguire of the Windom be
lieves that several of tho si. badly
wounded men who were brought to
Key West this morning on tho Win
dom cannot recover.
Following is the list of hilled and
Killed ltegan, seuman of the Mar
blehead. Madly wounded John D.ivisof Now
loliu J. Donran of l'all Kivcr, Mass.
Harry lleudrlchson, nil of the Mar
blehcaiL Robert Holt., Carter county, X. C,
of the Nnshvlllc.
Soon af tor the arrival of war ships
ofT Clenfuegos four boats were
launched and proceeded inshore for
the purpose of grappling for the cable,
in order to cut it The warships lay
to about 1,001) yards or muro o IT the
It was observed that tho Spanish
troops had assembled ashore, but it
was not It n own that heavy gum had
lieen placed In u mashed battery nnd
that thn old Hgh'houso far out on a
ticelc of land, had been transformed
into a formidable fort,
Tho small boats pro?ecdcd onu
t. ion sly, and for more than an hour
worked unmolested on the cable. Sud
denly, just as tho work was about
completed, the shore battery II red :i
Midi nt the bouts. It was followed
by others, and the Spanish infantrv
opened tiro on them with their r I lies.
Then, like a llah, the Marblehead
cut n, shell inland, nnd followed it
with a perfect shower of shot.
The Nashville was quick to follow
suit, und the little Windom cut louse
with her 4-poundcrs.
In the meanwhile Spanish hullctn
fell in every direction around the
fiinall boats. Though the attack had
come suddenly and fiercely, tho blue
jackets were not dismayed, and, pro
tected by the terrllie return lire of the
warships, work was continued and the
With desperate courage thev re
mained calmly ul their posts and suc
ceeded in dragging up the second re
lay of the cable and severing it.
Seven men badly wounded was the
count und one of them, Hegnn, died
while on the way back to the ship.
Lieutenant Wiuslow wns shot in the
hand and a number of others weru
more or less injured.
On tho Nashville, Captain Maynord
wan standing forward with an ensign
when a Spanish bullet passed through
tho ensign's shoulder and struck May
nnrd on the chest, wounding him only
lightly. The Marblehead was struck
scores of times by bullets from ma
chine guns und tho Nashville suffered
to about the same extent. The Win
dom atso had many marks of ths fray.
Her shell blowing up the lighthouse
stud scattering tho Spaniards in all
directions ended the battle.
Bolt, and Hendricks, who with four
others of the wounded lire at the
naval hospital here, are expected to
The body of Ucgan was burled at
The Spaniards had by this time suf
fered iievora lots Their shots from
the lighthouse struck the warships
aeveral times, and, although they did
dot do much damage, the r.re aroused
the determination of the American
officers to exterminate the fort.
Thereafter, for the moment, the tire
HIMMtMl tn( "ttli
MImooII l'aoltio Collision.
JKFrKKKONCiTV, Ma, May 10. Mis
souri Pacific passenger train No. 4, in
charge of Conductor Williams und Kn
glncer Wlshart, collided with a light
engine in charge of Engineer Moss of
ht. Louis, at thin last night, four miles
east of this city, uear tho Moreau
tunnel. Moth engines were thrown
from tho track nnd Engineer Wlshart
of tho passenger train Is scalded se
verely, and is thought to be fatally
Injured Engineer Ross is also in
jured, but Dot sjriously, being cut
about the heid and fuce. The collis
ion was the result of u mtstuke In or
ders by Engineer lloss.
of Die warships wns concentrated
upon tho lighthouse und the impro-
vised fort uns blown to pieces. As
there wcro great numbers of .Span
lards In anil behind the foi t nt the
time, there is no doubt that many of
them were hilled.
The .Marblehead and the Nnshvlllc
used their heaviest guns, and hun
dreds of shots were thrown into the
On board the ships a number of men
were slightly wounded.
New YoitK, May JO. A dispatch
from Key West reports that In the
light at Cienfuegos Commnnder Wash
burn Mnytiard and Lieutenant Camer
on M. Wiuslow, both of the gunboat
Nashville, were slightly wounded.
The dispatch adds that tho Spanish
loss Is estimated at 100 and that of
the I'nited States feet four killed and
Tho lighthouse was demolished, it
Is teported, the arsenal destroyed and
tee batwies onshore silenced. The
town was set on lire by shells from
the American Heel.
FAR FROM MARTINIQUE.
Si;llllll I'lt-cl MRlitnl Off Vrnriiclit An
Tlir, ICmmlng A mi j?
Washing io, flay 10 The Spanish
fleet has been bightcd again, this time
about loo miles off tho coast of Vene
zuela goii.'g west.
This movement is a surprist.
to Navy department ollii-inl.s here,
who can only surmise that
the Spanish admiral desires to
ivold an engagement, unil Is waiting
mi opportunity to make u dash for
Clenfuegos or Havana.
The fleet when sighted, was going
nt full speed ami had steamed about
0 0 miles since last heard from off the
west coast of Martinique, two days
'I he I'nited States battleship Ore
gon left llayhia May 1 1 and should
now be about MO miles ndvaueed on
her northerly course. The gunboat
Marietta and the newly purchased
dynamite cruiser Niotheroy are with
i the Oregon. The Oregon's course does
not lie duoetlv in the waters whore
the Spanish snutidrou was Mirhted.
1 The westerly course ascribed to the
I Spanish cruisers, however, would not
I bring it into tho Oregon'M course.
While the mighty battleship Ore-
1 gon would give a good account of it-
i self under the heaviest storm of shot
nnd shell that ever belched from bat-
tleships, and would not go down
i "unwept, unhouored and unsung,"
and surely not unaccompanied, the
Spanish lleet of armored cruisers Is a
formidable- one, to say tho least. The
Oregon has b.'cu coming north under
a cruising speed of twelve knots. l'n-
i iler forced draughts she would .be
capable when forced to the test of
,iro'ably fourteen knots. There, is
I .'Iniiued for the Spanish ileet of
i iirmored cruisers, under the same con-
lilions, twenty knots, if warned,
' the Oregon could now set Its course
for the llnrbadojs, a Itritish posses
ikin, but there is little chance of Its
touching a cable point in time to be
warned of tho proximity of tho Span
RIOTING ALL OVER SPAIN
Should Ient nemanil It, n Military
Nrw Yoiih, May 10. A dispatel,
from Madrid says: "Spain's conditiur
at home is desperate. Rioting every
where aggravate the political crisis
Martial Inw has been proclaimed
throughout the kingdom. The mil
itary governors of some provinces
have summoned the editors of the
newspapers and warned them to have
a care what they publish, or soldier
will be sent to smash everything in
their oflices. Kdltors of obnoxious
papers will be sent without trial tc
Ferando To, a penal station on the
const of equatorial West Africa.
Din view of a probable revolution on
the next news of disaster, the liber
als and tho conservatives huvo prom
ised the queen to support a dictatorial
military cabinet under Mnrshal Can
pos, should events demand it
rive lltn rmihid to Death.
Nkw Your, May jn -Five livc
were crushed out and several men
were terribly Injured yesterday by
the collapse of two llvo-story flut
buildings in course of erection on
Last One Hundred and Sixteenth
itrceL The rear and side walls fell,
carrying some twenty-fivo or morv
bricklayers und laborers with it.
Senator Morrill' Wife Doail.
Washington, May 10. Mis. Ruth
Swan Morrill, tho wife of the vener
ablo Senator Morrill, of Vermont
SPANISH ON THIS SIDE
CAPE VERDE FLEET IN THE
Secretary I.nnc Admit Tlinl the Hpnnlnrds
art Nfiir Miirtlnl(iic. lrriic)i I'omm
aIiiii (Inly Atittut ffl() Allien I'rnin Sutnp
iih'n I'li'ft i'ljlni; Squmlrou Sulli.
Wabiiinoton, May 14 Secretary
Long received oflicinl advices this
morning from Martinique, Windward
islands that the Spanish squadron
had been sighted to the westward of
Martinique is about 000 miles in
southerly direction from San .luan.
I'orto Rico. Tho Spanish vessels olT
Martinique compose the formidable
squadron recently collected at tho
Capo Vcnlo IslnnJs. It nailed from
there in n wostwnrdly direction two
weeks ago to-duy.
Upon receipt of this Information
Secretary Long ordered Commodore
Schley, at Hampton Roads, to put to
sea nt once with the Hying .squadron,
mid it will sail to-day," While its des
tination Is not known, it is believed
that the squadron has lie en sent in
purs tilt of the Spanish squadron.
It is learned that tho Spanish licet
was llrst sighted on tho morning of
day before yesterday off the north
coast of Martinique and was again
sighted yesterday morning on the
west coast hull down. The indica
tions arc it is taking a full supply of
coal at Mnrtlniquo to replenish the
bunkers exhausted by the Luropiuu
Nkw Yoiiic. May 1-1. A dispatch to
the New York Herald from St. 1'ierre,
Martinique, via Haytl, says: The
Spanish torpedo destroyer Furor ar
rived at this port late Wednesday
night, but immediately put to sea.
Her arrival caused tremendous excite
ment. About 5 o'clock Thursday nfternoon
the Spanish destroyer Terror arrived.
Five Spanish war vessels are in sight,
bound northward, apparently in the
direction of Cuba. They are the Span
ish Cape Verde fleet.
The United States scouting vessel
Harvard is in port. She came In here
to send dispatches to the government
As a Spanish vessel was In port and
left after the Harvard arrived, tho
port authorities served notice on Cap
tain Cotton that ho would not be al
lowed to leave until twenty-four
hours lifter the departure of the
London, May It Lloyd's agent nt
St. 1'ierre, island of Martinique.
French West Indies, cables to-tiny
continuing the earlier advices to the
effect that tho Spanish lleet it at Fort
de France, capital of the island of
DMahhip, May H. There is great
excitement here among public ollicials
at the news of the arrival of the
Spanish tleet at Martinique.
It Is said the tleet went there on
purpose to coal and that the two large
Transatlantic steamers, loaded with
coal, were awaiting them at Fort do
France. Another object of the call of
the Spanish tleet nt Martinique was to
communicate with the Spanish gov
ernment nnd ascertain the where
abouts of the American lleet.
Admiral Corvcra now knows every
thing which has transpired since his
departure, from the Cape Verdo islands
and he has full instructions us to his
future movements. The fleet will
leave Martinique Immediately for nn
unknown destination, nnd it is added,
some days may elapse lieforo the
Spanish ships are ngain heard from
lireat nnxlety is felt in oflicinl cir
cles hero since the receipt of the news
of the Lombnrdmcnt of San Juan do
i'orto Rleo by Rear Admiral Samp
son s licet.
(iiiiltAl.TAlt, MuyM The second
Spanish lleet now at Cad I, consists ol
the battleship I'eluyo, the armored
cruiser Kinperador Carlos V, the cruis
er Alfonso XIII, the Rapido and the
l'ntria, auxiliary cruisers, formerly
the Hamburg-American Xl.ie steamers
Columblu and Normunnia, and three
It is reported that n strong military
expedition Is organizing nt Cadi, to
proceed to the Philippine islands, es
corted by the Cadi fleet.
It Is claimed that submarine mines
have been placed so as to protect the
sntrance of the harbor of Cadi.
All Madrid at Hall right.
Maiiiiip, May M Tho whole town
was bedecked with the national colors
Inst night. The balconies wre draped
with red and yellow and a largo
flower tent was erected on tho Alcaln.
There society women sold red nnd yel
low flowers at a high figure, the pro
ceeds going to the national fund. The
bull ring yesterday was packed to
suffocation. The boxes were tilled
with the'hlghest society and the most
beautiful women in Madrid. ucarl
all wearing white mantillas.
A raniBfil Hhlp at llahla.
Iitr.Nos Avhkh. Mov 14. The lira-
flllan government has strictly prohlb
ted tho sending of news about tho
movements of vessels. It is rerortd
here thst a cruiser, whoso name and
nationality are not given, has entered
the port of llahla seriously Injured,
She sailed to-day after repairing.
Nearly no.ono VnlunUara In Avaimbli at
Clilrkaiuanita Horn Prom Sllnourl.
WAsiii.NoroN. May 14. The Wur de
partment to-day Issued orders for as
sembling of 20,087 volunteers to
Chlekatnnuga. This embraces twenty
regiments of infautry and five batter
ies from tho following states: Wis
consin, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana,
Illinois, Muine, Missouri, New Hamp
shire, New York, Ohio, 1'cunsylvanlu,
Masssehu setts, Rhode Island and Vj
NOW FOR HOT ACTION.
Admiral Sainpunn to lime full Kwny N
Washington, May 14. ine camnet
meeting to-dny lasted only thirty-five
minutes, the shortest of tho year. The
news, which is regarded as authentic,
that the Spnuish fleet has been sighted
off Mnrtlniquo Island about fiO'J miles
southeast of I'orto Rlco.etcnrs tho at
mosphere, and from this time on the
government's line of action will not
beclouded by nny uncertainty as to
the location of this formidable enemy.
Among members of the cabinet tho
news concerning the lleet was re
ceived with great satisfaction. Nono
of them doubts the ability or purpose
of Admiral Sampson to destroy It. His
fleet is superior nt nearly all points,
and the result of this test of naval
strength will be awaited with perfect
The udiniral's Instructions lcavt
him u wide range of discretion, the
government relying implicitly upon
his good judgment and discretion.
He has been kept constantly advised,
bo far as practicable, ns to events gen
erally since he sailed but ho has not
been hampered in his movements to
any degree. It is now believed tti bo
the purpose of the government to or
der Commodore Schley's squadron to
close up on Havana and the troops
meanwhile will bo kept in readiness
for a forward movement assoou as thu
time shall be thought opportune.
Washington, May It. The nnv.
department was nil excitement this
morning in the receipt of the news
that Admiral Samp-iou's squadron had
begun the bombardment of San .luan
tie I'orto Rico Fuel was ad led to tho
flames when the news came later that
the Spanish flying squadron had beer,
sighted off Martinique, giving prom
ise of heavy lighting to come.
The fact that thu admiral gave no
tice of his intention to bombard Snn
.luan, ns has been reportetl from St.
Thomas, is an indication that the
movement upon San .luan was not a
suddenly conceived project, but a
part of ii well matured plan. Whether
or not the orders to the admiral In
cluded a bomba.'dment is not disclosed
tit the navy department Indeed,
there Is nothing in Sampson's report
to indicate teat ho really tlid bom
bard the place, lie merely attacked
the forts nt the entrance of tho har
bor, nnd If any shells .struck- within
the town Itself. tKy were stray shots.
It is surmised it Admiral Samp
son's object In iiin.clng the attack in
this fashion, without a landing force
of troops in reserve tooecupy the town
if it were capture. I. was to destroy the
fortifications and make tho harbor
useless to tho Spanish Hying squad
ron as a place of refuge.
Sampson uli-eadv knows of its move
ments, for tho I'nited States -cout,
Harvard, which put into .Murtlniquu
yesterday, is said to have found there
one of the torpedo destroyers com
posing the Spanish tleet and certainly
would report the fact to Sampson via
St Thomas if possible to do so
There is a suspicion, however, that
the I'nited States has not been treated
with perfect fairness in tho matter of
the use of the cab'.o from Martinique
and that messages of the utmost im
portance, such, for instance, as those
reporting the movements of the Span
ish ships, have been delayed an uncon
scionable length of time to the great
embarassincnt of our forces. The
subject is one Jhat will be investi
gated in tho future, as well ns other
fncts connected with the treatment of
j ine rqiamsii snips in nest Indian
po'ts. which arc nominally operating
strictly under the neutrality laws.
It is said that tho Spanish squadron
has been lying in wait for the Oregon,
which, with tho Marietta and Nicthe
roy, sailed Wednesday from llahla to
join Sampson, mid tho reported activ
ity of the Spanish torpedo boat de
stroyers in running in and out of
Martinique seems to show that they
aro used as scouts to give tho rest of
the squadron notice of the approach
of the American battle ship.
If so, the mission will bo fruitless,
for having discovered tho where
abouts of the Spanish force, Admiral
Sampson will carry out his orders to
destroy their ships if ho can reach
them. The fact thnt the Spaniards
were headed yesterday towards the
westward on the surface would indi
cate that they were bound for the
south coust of Cuba, but warships, in
these elreumstnnce6, try to mislead
The Information that tho Spanish
qundron had been sighted off Mar
tinique euuscd a decided sensation
throughout naval circles, us this
brings close to Admiral Sampson's
tquadron the formidable collection of
Spain's strongest und most modern
vessels. It Is this fleet which was re
ported to bo lying at Cadiz. Kvidently
the latter report was inspired bj
Slow Work of th Frlie Co art.
Kkv Wkbt, Flu , May 11 Tho cap
tain and erew of the pi-i.o steamer
Cutalina, who gave testimony before
the prlre commission several days ago
and were released from further at
tendance, were to-duy notified to re
main here Indefinitely to give further
testimony. The witnesses are indig
nant at the delay. Tho prize eommis
slou Is making slow progress.
Fuller' Daughter Suei for Dlvorc.
Ciiicaoo, May It. Mrs. Mary C.
Manning, eldest daughter of Chief
Justice Mel villa W. Fuller of tho
United States supreme court, has
made application in tho Cook county
superior court for a divorce from her
husband, Colin C Manning, on tho
ground of non-support and alleged
bad habits. Mr. Manning is now
United States consul at Fuyal, Azores
Islands. He has given notice of ati
Intention to resist the grunting of the
decree. The purtlcs were married
about aix yeurs ago.
NEWS OK NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Moat Iniportiint U.MU","I"I.' r the l'nt
Nrun lii) HrlPlly .SI t limrtl All Por
tion nf Ihr Stall- Cmi-n-d A 1 biirnui;ti
Iti-Mimr of .Srliruliii Ni-ti,
The ereuuiery nt Cltirks has brguu
Mrs. .1. Yet tor. uged olghty-two
yours, living nt liloomington. while
attempting to get u drink, fell down u
collar way. dislocating her shoulder.
Iler recovery is doubt fill on account of
her oMioiiio ugo. I lor eyesight Is wvy
poor, which accounts for her not see
ing tho open collar.
Receiving further orders Tuesday
Oovornot-Hokombls preparing to -.end
tho First .Vebraskti regiment to Sun
Francl-eo us soon us equipments enu
ho procured, say two days henoo.
Cliiokiiiiiniigii Is to bo the destination
of the Second regiment. Ollloiul word
from Washington stihl that one regi
ment would go to Chiekiimuugii and
the other to San Francisco. Col. His
oliof failing to pass physlenll.v . Ilriga
dlor General Hills was eoiuinissioned
colonel of the Second regiment. Lieu
tenant Stiitseiiburg. mustering oflh-or.
is inado major. Three major-., two
captains, und Chaplain Davis, and
eight liciitciiunts failed to pass.
Twenty-three companies of the nation
ul guard luue bet n mustered into the
service of tin- I'nited States and no
longer owe their tillogliitioo to Ne
braska. The hist company. M of the
Second, has thus far failed to muster.
The boys were miil'ehed into place, but
as their eapluiii was absent In the city
they were sent buck to I heir touts. It
wns eluiined that Captain Koeder and
his men would decline to leave tho na
tional guurd for mt1oc under I'nelo
Sinn us twoof the lieutenants hud been
lot out on the report nf the examining
Governor iioleiiinb has proclaimed
Wednesday. Juno I. u public holiday,
designating it as exposition day in hot)
or of tho opening of the trans-Mississippi
exposition. The pioehituation
was issued in tho following form:
To the People of the: Statoof Nebraska:
The beginning of a new epoch in the
history of tho I runs-Mississippi i-otiti-try.
and especially of Nebraska, will
bo marked by the opening of the trans
Mississippi and international exposi
tion at Omaha the first day of June,
the present year.
This great enterprise lias its incep
tion in tin-notion of the trans-Missis,
sippi congress in si,i;,. attended by
accredited delegates from twenty-four
states and territories. ''o the end
that friendly ties und closer commer
cial relations might be promoted be
tween tho different slates and terri
tories, ami that the progress of this
great sect ion of our coiiutrv and its
marvelous opportunities might be dis
played iidvcntugcously. it was deter
mined to hold an exposition of the
products mid resources, the manufac
tures, urts and industries of the west
nt Omaha during the present year.
With it high iipproeiution of the re
sin nsibllity Imposed, us well as the
honor conferred, by the selection of
her metropolis as the place of exhibi
tion, tile people of Nebraska, and es
pecially of the city of Omaha, have
spared neither effort nor money in do
ing her part to make the ovposilion a
success. The stale by legislative ap
propriation, and citizens by generous
contributions, have nuiile possible the
wonderful achievements in making
this enterprise, as it will be. ono of
the grout expositions held o:i iueri
oiiti soil. A now city has sprung up us
if by inugle. on tho outskc ts of the
Nebraska metropolis, und for live
mouths its wonders will attract visit
ors from every section of our cnuiiti'..
from every quarter of the globe. Thu
gates are ready to be thrown open.
Now. therefore. I. Silas A. Holcoinb.
governor of the state of Nebraska, do
hereby designate and proelalu Wednes
day, June 1, A. I). Ihiis. a public holi
day, and denominate it exposition day.
To tho ceremonies --attending the
opening of the magnificent display of
the progress of the trans-.Mississippi
country, it is hoped inuny people from
throughout the country will come,
and especially do I request and urge
thut all oiti.en.s of Nebraska who may
conveniently do so. bo in attendance
on this occusion, by their presence
showing their interest in tho enter
prise, and usslsting in making the day
memorable in the history of tho state.
The imiortnnce of the exposition, and
the responsibility resting upon every
citizen of the state to support it to the
extent of his uhility is. I am confident,
fully appreciated by all.
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto sot my hand, and caused to be
oftlxcd tho grout seal of the state of
Done ut Lincoln this 14th day of
May, lit the year of our Lord, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety
eight, the thirty-second year of the
, , state, and of the iudepoud-
sfai ' l'm'1' "' ,'"' ,l,1,rl States
i 'J' f no hundred and twenty
SILAS A. HOLCOMU.
II V tho (loveri o :
W. F. PORTKR, Secretary of State.
The little sevon-yoar-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. K, Grossnieklause of
Osueoln slipped her hund into a corn
grinder which the father was operat
ing und when the hund was oxtracut
ed it wus mangled In such a manner
amputation was necessary.
The supreme court convened Tues
day at Omaha. Among the cases of
public Interest to come up during the
week is the case of Hartley against the
state. Argument will probably be
made and the ease submitted. At a
former sitting of the court a rehear
lag was gi anted in this case.
The new Method's church "dificeai,
Creston wus dedicated last Sunday.
Tho team of W. . Tnlbol of Holiir.r.
became frightened recently und ran
away with his oil wagon. Mr. Tulbit
was thrown out und quite badly
War excitement or other onuses has ? I
math' a decrease in tho correspondence
thut reaches the state house. Gover
nor Holcoinb Is working almost night
and duy on the orguuiution of troop--,
but outside of his olllce there is a In i
in state house business,
Tho homo of William Patterson at,
Ames wns entered recently and SIT nt
cash taken. The women of the house
hud lieen out for the evening and upon
returning run onto the burglur. but
were so frightened that ho got uwiiv
before they nalied what Chad hap
pened. Two men held up Thomas llealy. n
llinllngtou employe, at the corner of
Ninth and S streets. Lincoln, and rob
bed him of J-T.s in cold cash, his month
ly earnings. Tuesday was pay (Inv
alid Mr. Hoiile.N hinl received his'ehoik,
which he turned into inoiicv at the
Captain Culver of troop K. Thiro
xoluntoei- ouwilry. bus receivul wm-il
that he will be expected shortly ti
leave for Chiekmiimigu. The euptnir
troop forms part of the regiment com
manded by Colonel Grigsby. In t-iisi
ho move -until be will moot the bal
ance of the regiment nt Chicago it
some nearer point. Captain Cnlxi r
hat .t full troop hut i-. short about
C. I!. N'ieodemar,' book store at 1'ir
nionl wus looted the other night by
professional burglars, who enti'-m
the store h the rear door. They came
prepared to blow open the safe I ut
found it unlocked. The;, relieved it.
and the money drawers of chungi ,
about ss in nil. Nothing else seems to
be niissing. and us the tools wore lift
behind it is thought the thieves w ere
frightened away. The tools were
stolen from I 'mine's blacksmith shop
Governor Holcoinb said last Satut
duy that he w us considering the ques
tion of reorganizing the nation;, I
guards for two reasons: First, ill i
tU'i1 to hiixe troops ready in event f
uuothei-call: second, for purpose .f
tilling places of guards just sworn in'o
the national service. As for equip
ment. I In- governor said tin- govt ri
meiit took mi inventory of equijimi nt
that went with the guards and would
replace the same iis .soon as possihY
In the meantime tho now guardsmen
could be given the old style Sprit ;.
Ileld villi's, of which there are a Ini-gi
number in the state ar-oiial. These
would lie good i-liotlgh to ue foe ilr i,
The stoles of Iv. A. MeCllll Situ! A.
sudiuaii A Co.. at t'bappel. and l'i
po-tolliee at Oshkosh. were held up In
liighwnv men Thursday night about '.
o'clock. Two men. one masked, tin
oilier unmasked, entered tin drug
store of McCull und made him thro-v
up his hands. Thev got got Sin und n
gold watch. They then maiched Mc
Cull over to the A. Sudiniin A (ox
store mid held their guns on A. Sud
imin und IIiiss simmouils. At this phut
they secured til out Sl.'ti from the sto-i .
a gold wit I eh from siiuiiiomls ami V
from I he postotllce. which was located
in the store. The postmaster wurnid
them about taking l'tu-lo sum's mom-v .
but they said tlie.v didn't care: mom y
was w hat they wanted.
The state bruml of public hinds m.it
buildings hiis practically agreed tipott
a plan which it is believed will suppiy
vvutur for the institution for fci-ide
minded youth at Kent rice. The hoard
proposes to dig a largo well near the
ISluo river. tost shows that watet
from the river will filter into n well
near the banks. It is the Intention to
convoy tho water through a tunnel li
u point above high water marl.-. At that
point pumps will bo placed to force it.
into an evevutcd reservoir near the in
stitution. The witter will huvo to be
convoyed TOO feet and elevated 100 feet.
An appropriation of 7,000 was mum
by the lust leglslutiire for a wnt r
supply. The bill contains this proviso
Provided the hoard of public lauds
and buildings find it absolutely iieccs
sary to expend said amount or unv
part thereof, to secure good water."
Members of the board believe the sys
tem In view can be put In for T.!K)0.
State Treasurer Meserve announced
Monday that lie had SdO.il'.i.VJh set
aside for tho setnl-anniial school ap-
!..! .. XI
noii iniiwii nn .nny, i no account, w lis, ..
closed Monday and the treasurer will il
notify State Superintendent Jackson
that ho has that amount on hand
Superintendent daokson will apportion
the money among the various couuticH
in the state according to school popula
tion. The counties in turn must ap
portion tho funds among school dis
tricts. Treasurer Meserve was not,
ablo to show how much of the fund
was derived from each of the several
sources, He thought that the greatest
increase was in tho amount derived
from the state lands leased. The
amount derived from the state tax in
also said to be largo. The apportion
ment for May of this year is th largest,
over made by the state. In May, I8:t,
the amount was S:i.V.',lH4.0T. There in
also an increase in the nunibev ol
children of school age.
K. C. Cook or Koch, a travelling
soap salesman from Omaha, entm-oti
the Keening Kxpr.ess olllce at Heutricn
the other dujfc in a drunken condition,
lie frightened the young girl olerk by
some indecent remarks and she fled lo
the basement, where shu reported tho
matter to thr engineer. Tho latter
came upstairs and ordered Cook to
leave the bui d'.ug. Instead of oom
plving ho began blackguarding tho
engineer, when he wus promptly
knocked down und kicked down stairs,
where he was picked up au I taken to,
the police station.
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