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THE EEI) CLOUD CHIEF.
SAMPSON'S SHOTS WERE
Twenty Men Killed -Ahont Silly Injured
In the, I'lirU- t'nptiiln l.lojtl of Dm
llrllldh Simmer Arhuillit Arrive In Nuw
York and Iteportn the HemilU.
Nkw Yoiik, May 'iX rnptnln ttoyd
fit the Meumcr Arkadlu, Hint lias just
nrrlvccl here from San .limn, Porto
Itleo, Nays Unit Ik; mid the ship's stew
nnl were this only ones who went
anslinru during the steamer's thrco
hours' stuy at Iho bombarded port.
"From what I learned, twenty men
were killed by tho Amerlean guns,"
said Cnptnln l.lnyd. "Of these six were
mowed down at the. guns and thu
others werei laid out by bursting shells
In the defenses,
"The agent ' the line, n naturalized
Amerlean eltlen, took me around the
town. A shell from the Amerlean licet
had struck the fourth story of the Mo
tel luglcttcrra, knocked otr the whole
roof and drove, the guests, men and
women, into the streets in their night
clothes at Till. a, m.
"Flying over the forts a good many
shells had fallen into the Hat lauds,
striking houses, some uf which are
now propped up to keep them from
tumbling. 1 saw u store house that
had been riddled by an American
shell, which had punctured the
roof, bored its way through the lumber
Htured in the building, penetrated the
otlleo and emerging through a rear
door had knocked a hole in the hull of
a Spanish merchant steamer, the Man
uella. "A Spanish custom house inspector
told me that his father, a soldier, had
been killed while asleep in his bed, by
.?! of the llrst shots. Helow the for
tlflcatiohs Ho many shells, some of
them still line xplodcd. The Spaniards
nro picking them up nnd treasuring
them for mementos. 'See the presents
the Yankees sent us,' they tell their
"If u man can spenk only so much
Kngllsh as 'yes' or 'no' his life is now
In peril in San Juan. Secretary Ilett
of the English consulate told me that
there Is much discussion among the
consular otlleials at San .luan as to
whether the bombardment will stand
the test of international law, as no
notice was given."
I'orto Mean papers contained the
most ridiculous statements of Spanish
valor and success in the war. One
paper said that the Itrooklyn bridge
had been blown up by a torpedo boat,
whilo another declared that two
American warships had been captured
and thirty-two men made prisoners.
IS CERVERA TRAPPED?
I'rnUr for Admiral Suiii'hoii form i:iiclltli
unit I'renili Sunn ch.
Lomion. May 2X--According to the
K-st expert opinion in London, if Ad
miral Cervera has gone to Santiago de
Cuba, he has made a fatal mistake.
Vice Admiral I'liillp Howard
Columb, retired, the author of a
nuniber of naval works, In
cluding "The Naval War (lame,"
writes that he is convinced the Span
ish admiral is now unlikely to strike
ntall. He adds that if he enters a
South Cuban port it will scarcely affect
the United States' blockade, for Hear
Admiral Sampson will only have to de
tach a somewhat superior force of his
heavier ships to cover t'ervera'H fleet,
while a group of the lightest mid
Hwiftest vessels would be watching to
nee that he did not move without being
reixirtcil, and all the rest of Hear Ad
miral Sampson's licet could devote
thrmselvcs to the blockade of the other
Nkw Yoiik, May 23. A dispatch
from Paris to the New York World
nays: There are remarkable indications
In certain Paris journals, hitherto In
imical, of u complete reversal of the
French disposition toward America.
The (laulols, for example, extols the
cleverness with which Admiral Samp
son Iioh maneuvered, taking advantage
of his opponent's slowness to effect a
junction with Schley nnd thus enable
hi in to divide the forces in two parts.
M. .Inures, In the Petite Itcpublique,
writes in the same strain of America's
"admirable attack and defense, which
hnve been directed with energy anil
M. .Inures derides Spain for allow lug
herself to be made the sport of clerical
ism nnd militarism.
There is also a strong article In the
Kcho de Paris, signed Henry llaiire,
calling French hostility to her nnclent
friends and clients beyond the Atlantic
foolish and illogical.
'France," the writer says, "is nat
urally drawn to America as a republic,
and should not give way to sudden ten
derness for Spain."
On the other hand. Henry Fnuqulcr.
In thu Dlxneuvieme Steele, writes in a
vein hardly short of Insulting to Amer
ican women for their alleged snobbish
ness in seeking to make out a long lino
of aristocratic ancestors.
I.aiuont for I'lilllppln Sallora.
Ban Dinno, Oil.. Mny 21. The
chamber of commerce has shipped to
Ban Francisco a carload of lemon,
consigned to the Ited Crow Society,
for the American soldiers and sailors
ilu the Philippines.
The Hoy Hpy Krlrttiril.
Tampa, Flu., May 2:i. After n thor-
rough Investigation of tho charges
against young (Jurciu, son of n clgur
manufacturer or luiiipu, wno was ar
rested on huspleion of being a Spanish
npy, (Jeneral Shnfter ordered that ho
bu honorably discharged.
jKKI'KltfiON Hahiiacks, Mo., May 5.1.
The Third regiment fins been ordered
Ui Dunn Loring, Vu.t a rendezvous for
'ohinteer troops near Washington.
'Hew for orders to Manila have been
"ourlshcd by Colonel dross, unil tho
SOLDIERS IN A WRECK.
One Mrmlier uf I lie Hrxt Miniuiiirl DcntJ
mill Two 11 I nc.
Ciiattanooiia, Tenn., May 23. One
man is dead and two fatally injured as
the result of n wreck this morning on
the Chattanooga, Koine A: Southern
railway between Chattanooga and the
volunteer camp at Chickninauga. The
dead and injured all belonged to the
First regiment, Missouri volunteer in
fantry. The dead:
(leorge Walker, artificer, Company I).
Alfred M. Lane, private, both legs
broken, will die.
Harvard Italaskl. private, leg broken,
internal injuries, will die.
K. II. Klchurds. first lieutenant. Com
pany II, badly cut about arms and
There were several others badly, but
not fatally, injured. r.'
The train on which the most damngc
was done was carrying the First Mis
souri from Chattanooga to the park.
The last ear of this train was loaded
with horses of the officers.
The military train was standing on
the Chattanooga. Home it Southern
track, just beyond the crossing of the
belt line, about a half mile from lloss
vllle. It was crashed Into by the reg
ular southbound morning Chattanooga.
Home .v, Southern passenger train. It
Is said that there, was no flagman on
the military train.
The shock was severe. The locomo
tive of the pntscngcr train was jammed
into the horse ear, and this ear com
pletely wrecked the baggage ear. which
was the next one forward. The man
who was killed and those badly In
jured were all on the horse ear. Fiery
tiling was done to. stop the passenger
train when the other was seen, but it
was going at too great speed. The en
gineer, W. Wheeler, stuck to his
post to the last and escaped with only
it maimed ankle. He and his fireman
were at once arrested and placed under
a sipuul of soldiers. They are gravely
censured by the soldiers for running
mi rapidly with a special train ahead of
All the horses of the officers, valu
able animals, were killed. The for
ward coaches of the military train were
badley shaken, but no injury was done
to any one in them. The damage
would have been much greater had the
train not been made up in exactly the
reverse of the usual order. If ithadgone
out in regular order the sleepers
would have been in the rear,
and the ollleers who occupied
them would have been In great
danger. The wounded, about twelve
in all. were taken at once in nlinrgc by
Surgeon Wills of the First battalion of
the regiment. Colonel Mil win llatdorf,
commanding the regiment, is doing
everything possible for the sufferers.
Lieutenant Colonel .lohu Jacob Astor
of New York and a number of troops
were on the regular train. They were
The First Missouri Volunteer infant
ry is a St. Louis regiment. It is com
posed of 1,050 St. Louis young men.
Thursday evening the regiment, under
the command of Colonel F.dwlu llat
dorf, left .lefl'crson barrlcks over the
Illinois Central railroad in three sec
tions, for Chiekitiuauga.
EXPECT CERVERA TO SAIL.
The. S1m11l1.l1 Meet, II In Thought In Vn-li-m-ln,
Will Not Wall for .Niiuipton.
V.m.k.ncia, Spain, May 2.I.-Oflieial
dispatches from Santiago de Cuba an
nounce the safe nrrival there of the
Spanish squadron under the command
of Admiral Cervera. Naval authori
ties in Madrid are of the opinion that
there is no fear of attack being
made upon the squadron In the bay of
Santiago, which is well protected by
forts and defensive works, armed with
powerful artillery. As the Spanish
admiral's principal object in entering
Santiago must have been to communi
cate with his government and to take
on coal and provisions, it is extremely
probable that he will have sailed again
before the American fleets can arrive
to blockade him.
Public and technical opinion is unnn
liuous here In advising the government
to send the reserve squadron with a
strong contingent of troops and artil
lery to Manila at once. Everyone in
sists that revenge should be sought off
Manila itself and that Admiral Dew
ey's squadron there could be annihi
lated long before effective reinforce
ments could reach and save him.
There is no disputing the fact that
the most popular thing that could be
done at the present moment would be
the lifting of the blockade of Manila,
the recapture of Cavlte and the sensa
tional destruction of Dewey's forces,
ei en though Cuba should be lost luter
as a consequence.
Too Hot to MHreli,
Moim.K, Ala., May 23. The forced
inarches which were undertaken at two
day Intervals by tho four infantry reg
iments encamped here, have been aban
doned on the representntlon of the reg
imental surgeons that the troops from
the Northern and Western states are
not yet sufllclently acclimated and
would suffer from the bent If they were
continued. There Is a general exodub
of ofllcers to vnrlous parti of the coun
try to report for duty with tho volun
ImudliiR Trimpn Sulci n lluwi NtrU-il
I'roin Key Went.
Wasiiinoton, May 23.- It is believed
here that the Invasion of Cuba has be
gun. The press censor will not permit
news of the movements at Tampa and
Key West to leak out, but from other
sources comes the Information that the
I'nited States regulars ure on tUtr
way to Cuba.
Christ Is on trial In your homo as
much as ho was before I'llate. Ex.
EMBARK FOR MANILA
1O.O0O SPANISH TROOPS GO
ING TO THE PHILIPPINES.
I'liri Xnt Cabinet Wnrllkr (Irrnt Actlrlty
In the War iinil Nury llepnrttnents Ne
gotiation ShIiI to lie Under Wnj-to I'm
tert Simla I'roin Her Knciulcs.
lUncr.i.osA, Mny 21. Iletwccn P.000
nnd 10,000 Spanish troops, drawn from
Catalona nnd Alusln. Aragon nnd Va
lencia, aru embarking hero for th
Maiikiii, May 21, A a. in. Admiral
Camnra. the commander of the Cadiz
squadron, is here receiving instruct ions
relative to the destination of his ships,
which, it is explained, "depends upon
the requirements of the war."
The new minister of marine has In
jected the greatest activity into his
department. It is said he has been
offered war munitions from many
It Is evident the new Spanish cabinet
intends to push the campaign vigor
ously and. it is said, the ministers will
also negotiate actively with foreign
diplomats to protect Spnln against a
combination of her enemies.
WAITING ON SAMPSON.
Mie (initio of Hide unit Seed Soon to Conic
to 1111 llntl.
Ki:v Wi:it, Flu., May 21. F.very
thing is now waiting for Sampson to
llnd the Spanish fleet and destroy it.
The game of naval hiilc-auit-cck of
three weeks' duration is still on.
The news that the ships of Spain had
been able to reach Santiago de Cuba
was telegraphed here last night. Na
val ollleers credited it, but they
wanted further Information. The
theory of the naval men here is that,
the Spanish admiral desires to land at
some point in Cuba in order to put
ashore munitions of war anil cannon.
That he was expected by llluneo is well
known. Kvery light house along the
Cuban coast has been burning every
night In the hope that it would nid the
admiral to reach a friendly harbor.
The government patrol boat Sarasota
was sunk by the pilot boat (Hide this
morning. The (Hide was leaving the
harbor before the hour of resuming
navigation and the Sarasota tried to
stop her. No lives were lost.
No intimation whatever will be given
ns to the movement of the 1'nitcd
States naval forces and seekers for in
formation are left entirely to specula
tion, with nothing except vague and
uncertain rumors for a basis. The
censorship over general presv dis
patches is mi rigid that all avenues of
information are closed and as a conse
quence nothing of an absolutely reli
able character is likely to be given the
public until there has been a meeting
of the hostile fleets. There are all
kinds of reports in circulation, most of
them bearing their own refutation.
AUSTRALIANS OFFER TO ENLIST
American IYi-Uiir In the Antlinleit lirlt
nln to Cunril Hiimill.
Vasi'oi'vkh. lfrltish Columbia. May
M. Advices brought by the steamer
Abrunga, which arrived here yc.ster
r.ay from Sydney, show that both in
Australia and Hawaii an intense feel
ing In favor of the I'nited States as
ugaiust Spain prevails.
Australians are very anxious to join
the United States army. Colonel Hell,
the American consul at Sydney, has
had offers from hundreds of men want
ing to go to the front. Two trained
hospital nurses also offered to go to
Cuba or the Philippines.
When the Abrangileft Honolulu May
11, the Hawaiian government had not
received any official Information of the
declaration of war with Spain by
America. President Dola bad con
firmed the statement that L had car
ried back from Washington a bill
drawn up ut Washington, placing the
Hawaiian government under the sov
ereignty of the United Stntcs in ease
of war. President Dole refused to say
whether the government would take
action on the bill.
The I'nited States, flrent liritntn nnd
Frauco agreed to maintain a naval
force at Honolulu for the protection of
foreign residents. This duty, which
has been assumed by the United States,
will pnfbiibly be shifted temporarily to
A LARGE ARMY TO GO,
Th MunlU Uipnlltlon May Niimlicv
Thirty Thouianil Troon.
Nkw Yoiik, May 21. A San Fran
cisco dispatch to the New York liven
ing Journal says:
Klght thousand troops will tail from
this port Saturday or Sunday for the
relief of Dewey at Manila. They will
be taken in four transports. Fourteen
thousand troops are already camped in
the Presidio. Others ure on their way
to the eonJit. A lnrger expedition will
sail later with (icncrnl Mcrrltt in com
mand. The force may reach 30,000.
Tho first expedition will bo in com
mand of General N. S. Otis and will
include a number of army ofllecrN
designated for various positions. The
bulk of the force to go under General
Otis will be regulars.
St. Thomas, Dauit-h West Indies,
Mny 21. Refugees from Porto Kico,
who arrived hero yesterduy, report
that the inhabitants in tho cities on
the coast are in dally fear of bombard
ment. Stories arc told throughout tho
island of American barbarity, the ob
ject being to stir up tho peoplo to a
Henor Cititllln Decline.
Paius Mny 21. Senor Leon y C.iv
tlllo, Spnnlsli umbnssuior to Franco,
who has been tendered the foreign
ofllco in thu new cabinet of Snnor Sa
pasta, has replied to b'ciior Sagasta,
declining to accept.
ENTHUSIASM IN MADRID.
Itejolceil ut the Arrhul of tlio SpimUb
1'leel nt Snnthtgo.
MAniim, May 21. At 10 o'clock last
night the minister of marine, Captain
Aunon, received a dispatch from Ad
miral Cevcra, in command of the Capo
Verde squadron of the Spanish fleet.
"Santiago de Cubii, Cuba, May 10.
Tills morning I have without incident
entered this port accompanied by
The mlni'ter of marine immediately
went to the residence of the premier,
Senor Sagasta, and communicated this
information. He then proceeded to
the palace for the purpose of informing
the queen regent, but Her .Majesty had
already retired and the news wns con
veyed to her by the Infanta Isabel.
Captain Aunon then went to the ad
miralty and cabled his congratulations
to Admiral Cevcra on his arrival a
Santiago de Cub.
In an interview to-day the minister
of marine Is quoted as saying:
"I am greatly rejoiced at the safe ar
rival of the Spanish fleet at Santiago
de Cuba. It is an immense triumph for
the Spanish navy. The sailors who
executed the movement nnd those who
planned it are worthy of all praise."
Admiral Cervera, snys a cable dis
patch from Santiago de Cuba, did not
night an American ship during the
voynge. He announces that tho crews
of his ships are in perfect health and
Continuing, the dispatch r.ays: "The
blockading vessels quickly left on the
approach of the squadron, whose ar
rival has created the greatest ex
citement ami enthusiasm at San
tiago. Immediately crowds of people
thronged the quays and cheered
our sailors. Havana's relief at the safe
arrival of the licet is very great, as It
was feared the American ships which
left the blockade there had gone to in
cept the Spanish licet. It is now be
lieved the Americans fled in order to
avoid a reverse."
Santiago de Cuba, the port at which
the Spanish fleet is reported. Is about
125 miles west of the eastern extremity
of Cuba. From the east point, Cape
Mais, to Havana, or to Kev West, is
about tiOO miles. Should the Spanish
fleet sail from Santiago and the Amer
ican fleet from Key West, a battle
could not possibly occur for at least
thirty hours. If the Spaniards should
be quietly in the harbor awaiting a
battle it would take Admiral Samp
son's ships about three days- to reach
them. Ily the Yucatan channel the
distance between Key West and San
tiago is about 1,000 miles. It is Im
probable, however. that Sampson's
fleet is still at Key West, or that it was
there when the Spanish licet arrived at
Santiago de Cuba.
Lo.Mio.v. May 21. - The Madrid corre
spondent of the London Standard says:
The blockade of ( 11U1 and Porto Kico
is considered illusiouary in Madrid, as
Spanish war ships and merchant ves
sels arc frequently moving from port
to port between the islands. For ex
ample, the mail steamer Alphonso XIII
went out from San .luuu de Porto Kico
to meet a ve-sel detached from Admiral
Cevera's squadron and then continued
its voyage to Spain after delivering an
important communication for the com
mander. The success o' Admiral Cervera lc
avoiding the American fleets and keep
ing them on the alert excites much en
thusiasm and causes the press to clamor
for a prompt dispatch of tho reserve
fleet to the front.
Wasiiinoion, May 21. If President
MoKinley received any important in
formation before the meeting of the
cabinet to-day. it was not of such a
nature as to be made public, and ho
had nothing to divulge to those who
consulted with him beforo that time.
Senator Shoup of Idaho, who spent
some time with the 'resident to-day.
expressed tho belief that the reported
nrrival of the Spanish fleet at Santiago
was true and that It might have the ef
fect of bringing about an earlier close
of the war than had been expected. Ho
thought, however, the indications were
the war might last a year.
Kivosio.n, Jamaica, May 21. Amer
ican warships engaged the forts at
Santiago de Cuba Wednesday nfter
noon. The firing lasted from noon till
I o'clock, when the warships with
drew. The engagement began with the ap
pearance of the Americans, whose mis
sion apparently was to cut the cables
at Santiago In order to isolate Captuir
The Atlas line steamer Aduln reached
Santingo shortly after the battle and
found the city in a semi-panic. The
volunteers had been called out and the
governor of the province had issued n
proclamation, announcing that Santi
ago was attacked by tho entire Ameri
can fleet and calling upon loyal Spani
ards to co-operate with the military
authorities In its defense However,
the American warships did not return,
und the excitement gradually abated.
Captain Walker of the Aduln, which
arrived hero yesterday with refugees
from Santiago, reports that o far as
ho could ascertain no damuge was done
to the city nor the forts at the entrance
to the harlnir.
Tho right hand, which tf more sensl
tlvo to the touch than the left, Is less
sensitive than tho latter t,o tho effect of
heat or cold,
Washington, May 21. rnymnstci
fioncral Stanton has referred to Secre
tary Alger the appointment of eighteen
additional puymnsters for the regular
army in addition to the twenty now in
the service. This Increase (Jeneral
.Stanton thinks is necessary in view of
the recruiting of the regulnr brnnelj to
the full war btrength of 00,00 men.
I.emnnt fur I'lilllppln Ballon.
Kan Du-.oo, Oil., May 21. The
chamber of commerce has shipped to
Sun Francisco n carload of lemons,
consigned to tho Ited Cross Society,
for the American soldiers and sailor?
in tho Philippines.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
,11oit Important lliippenlnKn ut the I'imt
.prn Iij n Hrlelly Mentioned -All Por
tion of the Mull) Cotrreil A Thorough
Itt-Miuie of NclirMRlo, News.
Wciliii-fttlii.r. Mny IK.
State Superintendent .luckson hns
roinpiled the state school apportion
ment among the various counties. The
apportionment is based on a statement
made by State Treasurer Meserve. who
reported that there was SKIO.ti'.i.'i.liS
This amount was derived
Interest 011 U. S. bonds....
. H.2.VI i;
Interest on state bonds
Interest on county bonds....
Interest on school district
Interest on school liitulssold.
Interest on school lands lsd. .200.00:1 .10
Interest on saline hinds sold
and leased 0.s:it 01
State peddlers' license ;tu no
Less error Harlan mid Knox
counties 10:1 i.
Total .StIKMi'.l.'i !ls
The total number of school children
According to the census of last .lune is
r.l.'X'O, and the rate per scholar is
This Is the largest semi-iiuual ap
portionment in the history of the
state. There is a substantial inert use
in revenue from state tax. interest on
county builds and interest on school
hinds leased. hile the revenue from
interest on school lands leased is SCO.
000 greater than for the last sciiii-au-iitiitl
apportionment, the revenue de
rived from interest on school lands
sold is $102.(11)0 less tlinti it was when
the last apportionment was iniide.
This increase of interest on school
hinds leased and ileerea-e of Interest
on school lands sold Is said to be the
result of a law withdrawing the school
lauds from sale.
In May. l-'.iii. the revenue from slate
tax was Sill, W. while it is now S?:'..-
piT(l lllfjtl'ltwf fill jtflMtttt' llikllilk. f I ttli tit tl t .
ed toSTt.loii in May. H'.m!. and it is
In May. 1-iiT. the Interest on school
lands sold was Sl.M.OH. It is now
SH.'.Kt. In May. Is'iT. the interest on
school lands leased was fe'i:;,;!'.in. It
. ... C-.l.w. ..it..
nun illinium 10 c.i'1'..'iM.
ie apportionment among counties
Adams. . $
Itooue. . .
Cherry . .
Dis'ou .. .
7. "SO i'.i '
Key a Pu.
Lincoln.. Logan.. .
Loup. . . .
Nance. . .
Wavne . .
2.1. l-:i 117
ft 1 2 00
:i, ion 21
I.. 'I'.MI III
I. Ml.'. M
1 .: 1 :.:.
7.110 1:1 '
."i.l HO SO
ss;, s 1
12.071 (Kl '
I.M.'i 22 1
Harlan . .
Haves. . .
(1, 750 ft
riiiturilu.t, Miiy -I.
Word has just come from (iiiudy In
Logan county that a severe storm oc
curred there Thursday evening, doing
considerable damage. AH of the wind
mills were wrecked including a large
Ihery barn of the sheriff. The resi
dence of .1. II. Arnold, one of the old
est settlers there, was totally de
stroyed, Mr. Arnold was instantly
killed and his wife seriously injured.
The order Issued yesterduy by (icn
crnl Harry illsehurging guardsmen
who have enlisted or were rejected Is
In this form:
"The tlr.st and second regiments of
infantry, Nebraska national guard,
having volunteered and been mustered
into tlie service of the I'nited States,
the ollleers and enlisted men thereof
are hereby honorably discharged from
the service of the state of Nebraska,
to take effect from May 10, 1 hits.
"All ofllcers uiimeil In general or
ders No. Hl'i. current series, from this
ofllce, and nil enlisted men of the First
and Seccnd regiments of Infantry, Ne
braska national guard, who failed to
pass the physical examination for mus
ter into the the service of the I'nited
Stut (is, are hereby honorably ills
charged from the service of the state
of Nebraska, to take effect May 10,
"Troop A, cavnlry, Nebraska nation
el "iiard, having volunteered and been
miutcred into the service of the I'nited
States, the ollleers und enlisted men
thereof, and all the enlisted men
thereof who failed to pass the physi
cal examination for muster into the
service of the I'nited States, ure here
by honorably discharged from the ser
vice of the state of Nebraska, to take
e fleet from May II, 1 80S."
The supreme court of Nebraska hns
upheld the new law withdrawing stato
school lands from sale. This was tho
holding made yesterday in a test easo
from Pawnee county entitled Patter
son vs. Wen.l. Privilege of purehaso
was given lessees in the old form of
leases issued by the state, but tun
court holds that such privilege wns 11
mere option or oiler to lessees which
the state might withdraw at any time.
I'nder this decision those who did not
take advantage of such privilege be
fore the act of l!-07 Went into elleet
cannot do so now. Commissioner Ilu
gun wrote the opinion in this ease.
Sutiilii). Mny as.
Llmer Conine, while riding to lies
trice yesterday afternoon was thrown
from his horse and quite badly In
jured. The animal fell on its breast
Frank Wright, n son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Wright of Nebraska City. wlu
was studying law at Knoxvllli-,Tonn.,
was drowned In the river there.
I'verton Arnold writes his friends !ti
Nebraska that he has been in Canada
the past few weeks and nowhere flnils
a spirit of hostility to the I'nited
States or her policy, even in Toronto
or (,'uebee where the population 18
highly French Catholic.
Sergiiuit Andrew Wudsworth of Com
puny C of Heat rice writes that it was
feared the boys wouldn't get Into Sun
I'ransciseo with buttons enough left,
on their coats to present a fair appear
ance as they were .swapping them nt,
ever station en route for kisses from
the girls who met them .ami who were
eru.y for souvenirs.
The safe arrival of the battleship
Oregon is hailed with much satisfaction
by many of the citi.ctis of York- coun
ty. One of the crew. Luther Ov r
street. is a York county boy. w 110
entered the uuMil service several years
ago. lie is a bright young man. and
the people of this vicinity hope to hear
that the Oregon will be given an op
portunity tu tlo her part in punishing
Lust night (ireeley county was start
led by the news that W. S. Keeiiun
had shot ami killed K. Robinson ut the
Keemin farm. Miuthcast of Spaiildiug
about four miles, ltobluson is a man
who had a bad reputation, having oiieo
been in the pmitcutiary. lie was one
of the parties with Frank Cole who
unskilled In Holt county last spring.
The shooting is said to have been in
self-defense and grew out of pastuio
deal in which Mike Lamb and Itobiu
son were causing ihe Kccnuus much
A fake set afloat by Chadron news
paper correspondents goes marcb'ng
on. This is from the Chicago Tribune:
"Miss '(ili-lic' Attain U the chosen
leader of KM) .Nebraska women who
have organized a troop of cavalry ami
oll'eretl their services to (iovernor llol
couibof that st ate. Miss Adams modest
ly declares that she prefers to make a
war record in action before being
heralded to the world as a fighter.
These are but a few of the recent ex
amples of women seeking to enlist in
war for their country and for thu
cause of humanity.''
Moiuliij, May a:i.
A stock 1111111 who claims to hall
from Humphrey anil who gave the
name of .lohn . I. .lones caused thu ar
rest of Mrs. Ilcrtie Lewis, known
among the ileni.ens of the district sur
rounding the Webster street depot ut.
Oinahii as "Cleopatra.'' on the ehargo
that she robbed him of SltlO in coin.
The Cudaliy company of Omaha huv.
just been awarded a contract for 500,
000 pounds of soup for use by the In
dians who are wards of the govern
ment. It Is said to be the largest sin
gle order ever placed by the govern
ment for soap, ami the supply is in
tended to last the redskins for 11 year.
The Omaha Irish-American society
formed for the entertainment of expo
sition visitors has arranged to cele
brate the Fourth of duly jointly as an
American national holiday and as tho
one hundredth anniversary of the up
rising in Ireland In 1708. A commit
tee comprising .Icrry Howard, Itiehiinl
O'Keefe, .lohn Lally, John Qulnn anil
John .1. Mahoiiey has been appointed
to conduct the arrangements.
The First battalion of the Nebraski.
volunteers. Second regiment, arrived
at St. Louis last Friday at 2::i() p. in.,
after 11 very pleasant trip. The battal
ion remained in the city until 4 o'clock.
Men in St. Louis who have seen every
regiment of troops that passed south
ward expressed themselves as much
pleased with the Nebraska boys. They
said that no finer looking body of men
than the Nebraska boys hud preceded
them. The boys acted perfect gentle
men all the time ami nothing occurred
to mur the effect of the impression
they left. The boys faretl well on
hard tuck, canned beef anil baked
beans, the supply being liberal. The
afternoon supply of coffee wus taken
011 ut St. Louis. All were ns cheerful
and as happy ami contented us can be
expected. The further souththey went.
It became more apparent that they
will be the first to move on towurd
Cuba, us the Nebraska regiment is bet
ter equipped than any which have
passed through St. Louis. For in
stance the Twenty-first Kuiimik volun
teers hud one company, K, uniformed,
out of 1,05(1 men. The Missouri and
Minnesota boys are saitl to bo little
better off. The Illinois volunteerK
lire better equipped. It will tube but
a little time to complete the equip
ment of the Nchrnsktius and the boys
are expecting already to get Into ser
vice shortly If these reports are true.
Another Troop Train Wrecked,
Savannah, (in., Mny 21. Karly this
morning a special train on the Florida
Central A- Peninsula railway, carrying
North Carolina troops on tho way to
Florida, collided with a northbound
vegetable train. Private William Har
bee was killed and Private J. M. Col
clough wuh fatully injured.
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