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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
SAMPSON JI AS A CABIiK
A DIRECT COMMUNICATION
Tho rirdl Mtmhi;' lleceltcil Oicr the
IteMorcd Cittilc Wax I'roin l.lciilcniint
Colonel Allen to Oencnil (Irccly An
nciuni Iiik ItcopeuliiK of Coiniiiiinlculloii.
Washington, Juno a.1. When Srerc
Jury Alger reached his office to-day lie
was notified that tlio transports with
1.ri,00() troops liml urrlvi'il safely olf
Santiago mill that direct cable com
mimlcatloii had been established be
tween tho I'lilti'd Stntrsand Ouantnna
inn, where tho I'nited States mariiit's
now hold possession of Cuban soil.
TIiiih not only In Captain General
Hlnneo cut off from 11113' communica
tion with the out hide world, save
through tho Key West cables with our
control, but the authorities in Wash
ington Imve been placed In close con
neetiou with our forces, iirmy and navy,
which ate conducting the invasion of
To General Greoly and his signal
corps belongs the honor of achieving
this last feat. Me was entrusted some
weeks ago with the KisU of rc-estab-llHiiing
cable and telegraphic common
lent Ion with Cuba. I'uder his super
vision Lieutenant Colonel .lames Allen
of General Miles' staff, with officers
and m mi of the signal corps, have been
busily engaged In the execution o that
work. The French Cable company,
whose cable runs from Santiago to
(luantaiianio bay and thence to Cape
llnyticn, where a direct connection is
obtained with New York, was accorded
the privilege of restoring this com
munication with Guantannmo and San
tiago, with permission to send com
mercial anil domestic dispatches under
u strict military censorship necessi
tated by war conditions.
The cable steamer Mancel was em
ployed for the work and operating on
these lines communici'.tion was re
stored between Cape llaytieu and
Ciuantaiiamo about three o'clock yes
terday afternoon. It is e.pectcd that
to-day or to-morrow the cable will lie
thrown open to the general public, sub
ject to censorship.
The first message over this restored
cable was one from (lieutenant Colonel
Allen to (icucral (ireely announcing
the reopening of communication.
General Greoly immediately directed
the ofllccr to obtain and forward the
earliest possible advices as to the ar
rival of the I'nited States troop trans
ports. Lieutenant Colonel Allen ap
plied to Captain McCalla, in command
of the United States naval forces at
The captain In turn sent out a boat
to Admiral Sampson's squadron, which
returned with the news that the trans
ports had arrived safely and were
lying off Santiago and that at the mo
ment of the report General Shafter,
commanding the military expedition,
was on board the flagship New York,
counseling with Admiral Sampson re
hpoetlng the lauding of the troops.
The vessels that have arrived off
Santiago with the troops on board of
each, according to the data supplied to
the war department by General Shaf
ter, numbered, with the escort, forty
nine vessels, anil is the most numerous
fleet that ever left the unlet. s of the
United States for a foreign lountry.
H is expected hr jhyt the transports
will remain olt Santiago, or perhaps
nearer the exact lauding point of the
troops, until Santiago shall have been
eaptured, when they will take aboard
the greater part of the invading army,
If it can be spared from that locality,
and convey the troops to l'orto Itieo,
10 effect the capture of that island.
GARCIA'S VISIT TO SAMPSON,
r - - -r
6M'iit S'linduy on Hoard tlin riigdili,
ArmtiRlni; I'liun for Cn-opciutltKi.
Kincihio.v, .Jamaica, dune. "2. Gen
rrnl Cnlixto Carcia, with his staff, was
brought to Admiral Sampson's llngship
Sunday morning on the gunboat Vix
en. The white haired general was ly
ing in the cabin of Captain Chadwlek.
the commander of the New York. Me
Tilth is the message General Garcia
sent to the American people: "1 am
greatly obliged for the efforts of tin
American people in securing the Inde
pendence of Cuba, and I shall do all I
win to defeat the Spaniards quickly."
At liolguiu. (ieneral Garcia said,
there nro 10,000 Spanish troops, but he
believes the 3,000 men he left there
will effectually prevent the army froir
reaching Santiago from the liolguiu
(Ieneral Garcia and his staff were put
nshore lute In the day, after the pre
liminary details of co-operation bo
tween the Cuban and American troopi
had been fully d'cus-cd,
ILLNESS IN CAMP" MERRITT.
IMplillicriu unit Mcnlnglll C.-uiho Al.in:i
In tlix I'-rlllc Count Cit 1,1 p.
San Fiia.svwo, ,lunc '.".'.--The devel
opment of diphtheria and ccrebro spin
al meningitis at Cnp Merritt is cans
Ing considerv.bi'' -Harm. There arc
also n number of eases of pneumonia in
the hospital. Arrangements are mak
ing to send 11 O'.Kl-bed Held hospital to
tho Philippines, under charge of Majot
W. O. Owen.
A CHANCE FOR NEGROES,
finternor 1. icily K.) Kulittin' Tnn lli
tillimit Will He cif Colored Men.
Topkka, Kan., .Mine '.':.'. Governor
I.eedy received a message from the see
retary of war yesterday giving him in
fit ructions concerning the organisation
of two additional battalions to be
rnibcd in Kansas under the second call
of the President.
Governor Loedy announced that the
two battalions would be formed umoni;
tho negrocb of the htute.
TROOPS REACH SANTIAGO,
Ccncrril Sfiaflrr'H Army of tinimlon
the CiiIpiim I'nrl.
Mnt.nSr. Nicholas, Juno 22. The
Cnited States army for the Invasion of
Cuba, commanded by (ieneral Shafter,
arrived off Santiago de Cuba yesterday
at noon. The troops, numbering about
10,000 men, were on board thirty
seven transports, The time and place
for the lauding of the soldiers had not
been decided upon.
There were fourteen mild cases of
typhoid fever and some eases
of measles on board the transports, but
the troops, generally speaking, were In
excellent spirits. The voyage was
When the fleet of thirty-seven trans
ports, with its freight of lighting men,
swept up the southern coast and slowed
up within Hight of the doomed city of
Santiago the anxiously awaited sol
Iters were greeted with ringing ohocra
from the decks of the blockading war
ships far in shore, and they were an
swered by the troops most cuthtislus
tically. The week of anxious waiting
and Impatient (dialing wan over. The
army and the navy had at last joined
forces, and all felt that the Hnal blow
at Si.ntiago was at hand.
It was 10 o'clock when the lookout
.111 the armored cruiser Urooklyn re
ported seeing the smoke of several
steamers away to the southeast and n
moment or so later he announced that
a dozen or so transport steamers were
in sight. The signals were exchanged
from ship to ship, gladdening the
hearts of the weary blockaders. Then
the United States auxiliary cruiser
Gloucester, formerly .1. P. Morgan's
yacht Corsair, dashed uway to meet
and welcome the troops.
About half an hour later a forest ot
masts had sprung up apparently from
the sea and a most Impressive scene
was presented as the armada swept
gracefully towards the shores where
the great struggle is to take place.
The transports were ranged in three
shifting lines, with the battleship In
diana on the extreme right und the
other men-of-war on the outskirts ot
the fleet. In this order the transports
and their escorts steamed slowly in
toward the hills where the Morro's
red walls stand.
It was intended to take tho e.Nir
licet to the lines of Hear Admi '
iniral Sampson's fleet of warships, but
an order from tho admiral stopped the
advance of the ships about fifteen mile
to the southeast, and, escorted by the
(lloucester, (ieneral Shafter went for
ward on the Seguranca to confer with
The transports lay on the smooth
sea while the plans were discussed by
the leaders on board the flagship. Not
the faintest intimation of their inten
tions regarding the lauding has been
allowed to escape. Undoubtedly,
however, some of the troops will be
lauded at Guuntnnamo bay. In order
to relieve the, marines there, but It l.
generally believed tho main body of
the troopb will be lauded much nearer
The long and trying journey from
Tampa lias left the men in much bet
ter condition than anticipated. There
are fourteen mild eases of typhoid
upon the ho.pital ship, among them
being Major Morton of the Twenty
fifth infantry and several cases of
measles. There are, however, 11c
serious cases of sicklies1:.
Owing to tho smoothness of the pas
sage the Mildicr.s were not generally
affected by sea sickness. They arc
wildly anxious to get ashore and begin
The dispatch bonL as tt steamed
among the transports, was eagerly
besieged on all sides for news of Ad
miral Sampson's operation!. offloon
iind men clamoring for a word from
the blockaders. Much satisfaction
was expressed among the troops when
it became known that the actual cap
ture of Santiago is to be left to tin
Mnt-y horses and mules died onroutt
The American fleet off Santiago has
oeen materially strengthened by the
addition of the warships which escort
ed the transports, consisting of tin
Indiana, Detroit, Montgomery, Han
croft, Helena, F.ricsson and Footo.
(eneral Shafter, soon after his ar
rival, had a conference with Admiral
Sampson. They discussed at length
the information obtained by Admiral
Sampson's scouts as to tho most avail
able landing places In the vicinity of
Santiago, and sent further scouting
parties along the coast. They Inspect
ed the points considered by Admiral
Sampson to bo most advantageous and
the commanders, of the army and navy
will s-pcedily decide where to land tho
TYcrr.: ..dons enthusiasm was awak
c.ied among the men with Admiral
Sampson's tleet by the arrival of the
American troops. They gave cheer
after cheer, the report states, and
their cntlim-inr-m met with an
equally hearty response from the
liepeateil li lays in the departure n
the army from Tampa had made the
men with the fleet impatient and they
awaited the comingof their allies with
great eagerness. For more than ten
days they hud had practically nothing
to do, aside from preventing the escape
of Admiral Cervera's fleet from tho
harlior. Officers and men. tho fleet
having done all the damage possible
preparatory to landing tho troops,
were anxious for more active warfare
To Help Initlitn In l.e.ivr.
Wamiinoton. .tunc '.'.'. Itcprosonta
five Curtis of Kansas has Introduced n
bill providing tnat when .'.JO or more
Indians of any of the five elvillec
tribes notify the secretary of tho in
terior of u desire to sell their lands anil
emigrate to Mexico that officer is an
t homed to permit them to negotiate
for the sale of their lauds and Improve
ments, and assist in obtaining highest
price possible and other details. Such
Indians, 011 removal, relingnish all de
pendence 0:1 the Unittd States, yovcru-meat.
1,000 REBELS DEFEAT 2,000
fniarcsiiMiinil SullnrM I'roiii Drum,' fleet
Ham tlin 1'liltlppliic Capital lli-iiiuit-il In
Arclililnliop 1'rciciils (lowrrmr Sur-trauitc-rlni;
Nnw YottK. .Tunc 18. A cablegram
from Hong Kong to the New York
Tho most severe and important bat
tle since Admiral Dewey's annihilation
of tho Spanish fleet hn occurred at
Manila. One thousand Insurgents at
tacked 2,000 Spaniards. Inflicting heavy
losses and almost forcing tho entrance
to the city.
The insurgents under General Agul
ntildo and tho American sailors and
marines of Admiral Dewey'u fleet com
pletely surround Manila.
The foreign residents have fled fo the
ships. Admiral Montejo and Governor
General August! have placed the wom
en, the children and the priests in the
forts for safety. General August! is
reported to be willing to surrender to
tlio Americans in order to prevent the
insurgents from capturing the capital,
setting It on fire and killing the Span
ish. The archbishop, however, is op
posed to surrender and has overruled
The success of the insurgents is won
derful. The Spaniards taken prison
ers in tho two weeks' campaign aggre
gate a.OOO, Including 2,000 soldiers of
the regular nrtny. Prominent among
them are Generals Garcia and Cordoba.
Tlio governors of the provinces of ('a
vlte, llalucun and llataan were also
Two million rounds of cartridges
were seized in the fortified cathedral
of old Cavite. The lurge garrison of
old Cavite has surrendered, t bus giving
the insurgents command of the shore
of the entire bay.
All interior sources of supply are
now cut off from the Spanish forces in
Tlio Americana can take Manila
within twenty-four hours after tho ar
rival 01 1110 iroop.s, 1 no city is now
at the mercy of the American fleet.
Admiral Dewey's conduct during the
blockade has been admirable. A great
fire has been raging north of Manila
and the insurgents have captured the
waterworks, on which the supply of
the city depends.
General August! has issued an order
declaring that all males above the age
of IS shall join the army und do mili
SAMPSON TRIES IT AGAIN.
Fi-nr Ilnnitrcd Ton of rrnjrrltlri
Tlironii nt Kantlaco I'nrtH.
KiNflsio.v, Jamaica, .ltino IS. Hoar
Admiral Sampson's fleet bombarded
the batteries at Santiago de Cuba for
tho third timo ut daylight yesterday
morning. I'or hours the ships pounded
the batteries ut tho right and left of
the entrance, only sparing Kl Mono,
where Lieutenant Ilohson and his
jotupanions, of the Mcrriniao, are in
The western batteries, against which
the main assault was directed, were
badly wrecked. One was utterly de
stroyed. In others many guns were
dismounted. At first the Spaniards re
plied passionately and wildly, but tin
potently. Then most of 'tho guns
were deserted. Not a ship was struck
or n man injured on the American
side. It ts believed that the enemy's
los". of life was heavy.
As a preliminary to the hammering
given tho batteries the dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius Wednesday at mid
night was given another dunce.
Three S.'0-pound charges of guueotton
were sent over the fortifications at the
entrance. The design was to drop
them In tho bay, around tho nngle,
back of the eminence on which El
Morro is situated, where it was known
tho Spanish torpedo boat destroyers
were lying. Two charges went true,
us no reports were heard a peculiarity
of the explosion of guncotton in water.
Whether tho destroyers were de
molished is not known, but the di
struetive nrca of guncotton is large,
and tt would not be surprising if It it
subsequently ascertained that ono or
both were destroyed. The third charge
exploded with terrific violence on Cave
About .1,000 projectiles were fired, of
1. total weight of .'.00,000 tons.
Maiiuih, .tunc IS. Admiral Cervera
cables that ho has provisions enough
for the fleet until autumn. Mo says:
"A shell from an American warship,
falling from a great elevation, struck
the Vlcaya, which, owing to her ex
cellent armor, was not damaged."
THE MOB BEAT THE MILITIA,
The NecriirH lliui;(l In Al.iliiiimi Wlillt
Soldier Weld After I lie I.j nclicrx.
MoMfioMr.iiv, Ala., Juno l,s. The
Ave negroes who murdered Mr. C'nrdeu
nnd his wife and an old man named
Carleo last week near Wetumpkn were
lynched at 0 o'clock to-day. The
mtltla were unable to follow the mob
last night as tho members were all
well mounted and no means of con
veyance were at hand to take the
JULY 1 TO END IT.
flinrrnnr I.erdy to AlmtWIi tlio Metro
pnllliii) I'ollci, Synteiii,
Topkka, Kan., June IS, Governor
I.eedy announced last night that, In
accordance with tho spcclllo instruc
tions of thu Populist convention, ho
would Issue a proclamation to-day or
to-morrow abolishing the metropolitan
police departments in the six largest
cities of Kansas, to take effect July 1.
This will give tlu mayors of the vari
ous cities time to select their new po
LATE WORD FROM DEWEY,
niurscnM Itml Tract Ic.iHj- .Surrounded.
Mitnll,, I.-n-t .Sunday.
Washington, Juno IS. The navy
lepartmcut has received the following
from Admiral Dewey, under date 0
"Caviii:, June 12, via Hong Kong,
June 17. There Is little change in the
situation since my telegram of June .1.
Insurgents continue hostilities and
have practically surrounded Manila.
They kive taken 2".00 Spanish
prisoners, whom they treat most
humanely. Tlroy do not Intend to take
tin; city at tlio present time. Twelva
merchant vessels are anchored in tho
bay with refugees on board, under
guard of neutral men of war; this with
"The: health of the squadron con
tinues excellent. The German com
mander in-chief arrived to-day.
Three German, two lirltlsh, ono
1'rcneli, one Japanese men-of-war
now in port. Another German man-of-war
is expected. The following is n
correct list of the Spanish vessels
captured and destroyed:
Destroyed: Two protected cruisers,
five unprotected cruisers, one trans
port and one serving vessel, both
"The following were captured: The
transport Manila and the gunboat Cal
Manila. .Tune .1, via Mono Kong.
June 1 . It is now officially admitted
here that the troops have been thirty
six hours without food. Gunboats
conveying volunteers, sent into the la
goon to search for food for the city on
I'riday, returned here to-day, Sunday,
and reported the total failure of their
mission. The insurgents are gaining
everywhere and are now firing into
Tho commanders of the gunboats
sent for food report that every lagoon
and town Is hostile. Tho Spanish
flotilla was unablo to effect a landing
In spite of prolonged firing on the part
of all the gunboats. Nobody, how
ever, was killed. This removes the
last hope of provisioning Manila.
During tlie week a 11 tho garrisons
were overpowered or surrendered. The
prisoners in e well treated. A major
ity of those who resisted were slaught
ered. in the northern spot inns the insur
gents have united near Passlg, on the
Pnssig river, driving the Spanish gun
boats to Duoa. There were 11 few
The one of hostilities is a magnifi
cent defensive country, thickly wood
ed, having an unlimited number of
natural ambuscades and innumerable
blockhouses and trenches. Any aver
age army could easily defy ten time
On all sides can be seen the Span
iards retiring, removing tho soldiers'
effects and dismantling tlio barracks
prematurely, evidently anticipating
defeat as a matter of course. The sol
diers are brave and desperate and hate
to retreat, but they are hopelessly in
competent and shamefully underfed.
Many of them have assured the cor
respondent that they have never been
at target practice in their lives. Still
they are eager for an opportunity to
display their alor and are confident
that the enemy Is equally unpractlced.
(ieneral Pent and a thousand Span
ish soldiers have surrendered at Santa
Cm, similar surrenders have taken
place at I.aguna and at Pempanga and
in each case hardly anybody was killed.
It is reported that Hear Admiral
Dewey is unable to restrain the
insurgents, but their conduct is sat
isfactory. There is no necessity for
interference as no excesses whatever
have been committed. This is partly
due to the merely nominal assistance
furnished the insurgents. Tho latter
proposed to form 11 republic under
Anglo-American tutelage and threat
ened to visit with severe penalties the
insurgents who have become turn
coats, especially inthecaseof Paterno,
1 prominent native protegee of the
There was desultory firing to-day in
every quarter on the outskirts of the
town with no material result, although
there were several nrttllery accidents
und one explosion which killed six
Spaniards and wounded many others.
The ammunition of the Spaniards is
utterly untrustworthy because it is
old, rotten and has never been tested.
Tho Spaniards are impotent with rage,
bewilderment and despair. The cafes
to-night are crowded with officers with
their hands In their pockets, gaping
vacantly while an intermittent fusllade
is audible in all directions.
Cartloads of food' have been stored
inside the walled citadel, with the In
tention of standing a slego and defy
ing tho American warships. Hut, the
Idea is ridiculously preposterous, for
the eitadid, so called, Is totally unten
able against the lire of a modern Heel
I'm or tlin Aiui-rlcui lltinlt IU1I.
Washington, Juno 18, After devot
ing an hour yesterday to the discus
sion of the bill restoring the annuities
to thu Sissclon and Wahpeton bands
of Sioux Indians, tho Senate resumed
the consideration of the bill to incor
porate tho International Amcric.Mi
hunk. A test on an nraendment clearly
Indicated that a majority of the Senate
favors the measure. A final vote on it
ts expected to-day.
Home 11111I Mule Ktniupnle.
Tampa. 1'la., June 19. At 10 o'clock
at.t night 3,000 horses and mules broke
from their corrals and stampeded
through the camps of (ieneral Carpen
ter's brigade. Tho panio among the
men was terrible. Officers tried to get
their men lato line, but tho army ot
wild horses made that impossible.
Many men began shooting at the ex
cited animals, but this only excited
them more, l'orty men were mounted
ny 11 o'clock nnd they were nblo to
check tho rush somewhat, or at least
to steer tho horses from the camp.
NEWS OF XEBKASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mort iMportmit iruppmlnj-n of the t'.-mt
Seien Day llrlelly Mentioned All I or
tlmiH of the Stute Cowri-il A TlioroitKli
ItrMimo of Ncliruulm .Nchk.
Tumdiiy, June 1 4.
The Juniata Creumery company was
iirgnnled Saturday und completed to
day. The stock is all subscribed and
work on the plant will begin at once.
Kevenue Collector Moutz at Omaha
received notice by wire yesterday af
ternoon that the war revenue bill
would go into effect today. The bill
entails tin immense timotint of work
on his department of the revenue ser
vice, llo litis not yet received any
specific instructions as to thb manner
of collecting the revenues under the
war bill, but he has several letters
from the government of n general na
ture, regarding Its provisions. Mr.
Moutz says that his force will not wait
for eitiens to become patriotic, but
that the work force will be sent out
immediately upon receipt of official in
structions, to gather in the coin which
will go to make up the war expenses.
The department under the charge of
Mr. Moutz. consists of the states of
Nebraska, North and South Dakota.
The revenues which will be collected
from this territory will naturally be a
large amout. but the collector is un
able to make anywhere near au esti
mate of the amount which the tax
WediifHiliiy, dune l.i,
(Jovernor Molconib received a tele
gram yesterday evening from Colonel
John P. lirntt. commanding the l'lrst
Nebraska, stilting that the Nebraska
regiment would sail today from San
1'riincisco on the Siimp'ter. There
were no further particulars in the
message. The Senator is the name of
a ship that is reported to have sailed
yesterdey from San I'runciseo and
which was expected to carry the Ne
braska boys, so it is believed an I'-ror
was made in the name. Officers of the
regiment now In Nebraska, on recruit
ing duty, expect to sail with recruits
about July lo.
The dedication of the Nebraska
building at th Trans-Mississippi ex
position was accomplished successfully
under weather conditions not at ail
favorable. Darkening skies and pour
ing rain compelled the holding of the
exercises within the building. Judge
Neville made the dedicatory address.
Governor Moleomb. in accepting the
building, talked tit length, exgressing
the pleasure of the people of Nebraska
over the event. President Wattles of
the exposition followed the governor.
The addresses of lion. W. J. Itryan,
Hon. W. V. Gurley. and lion. C. J.
Smyth, were listened t with rapt at
tention. The att.'iidance was not as
large as hid been anticipated.
Siiturdiiy, .lune IH.
L. I). Kieliards of Fremont went to
Omaha yesterday with a number of
relies for the exposition, among them
the sword worn by Anthony Wayne, a
glass tumbler with the profile of An
drew Jackson ground in the glass. A
two-shilling colonial note, a foot stool
from the llritish frigate Merlin cap
tured in 1T7T. and a cup and saucer
supposed to have been used by George
Washington. Most of the relies were
loaned by Mrs. J. N. Chesnut.
(.'apt. John C. Painter of company
M. First regiment, resigned before his
regiment sailed and will return to his
home at liroken How. Me announced
that his health was so pool- that he
could not accompany his regiment.
Though Captain Painter was certified
up by the examination board as a man
of good health, it is now reported that
he has been in feeble health for a long
time. It is said he has lung trouble
which is aggravated by living on the
sea level. Captain Painter's resigna
tion and discharge have resulted in
three promotions. Though the regi
ment is in the service of the I'nited
States (Jovernor Moleomb exercises the
right to appoint officers because it is a
volunteer regiment. First Lieutenant
Imcoln Wilson of company F, Second
regiment, who has been serving as
regimental quartermaster in the First
regiment, has been appointed to suc
ceed Captain Painter. Lieutenant
Wilson was the second llrst lieutenant
in relative rank when the regiments
left Lincoln. Me Is new In Lincoln
recruiting for a battalion of the First
regiment. Second Lleutenunt William
I!, McLaughlin, company (', Heat rice,
has been appointed flr.st lieutenant and
regimental quartcrmautcr in place of
Lieutenant Wilson, promoted. Hcrt
1). Whedon of Lincoln, member of
company II from Nelson, serving as
sergeant mojor, hiss been appointed
second lieutenant of company (' in
place of McLaughlin, promo'ed. There
may be a few more promotions if
reports relating to appointments
to tho regular army are correct.
It ts understood that tho following
Nebraska boys will be appoint jiI to
second lieutenancies in the ligulai'
armies: Watts C. Valentine of West
Point, Frank S Hurr of Lincoln, W.M.
Oury, honor graduate of the univer
sity of Nebraska, Omaha, and Henry
II. Allen of Madison.
Deputies G. W. Howen and J. S.
Forsdick of the supreme Court of Hon
or organized a district court at Pros
ser, Adams county, with forty-five
charter members, Tho court was
named Dewey District court, lu honor
of the American hern, Hefreshnionts
were si rved,
Mr. Campbell, living near Osceola,
slipped and fell across an iron kettle
and was badly bruised. Two libs were
broken. Mis son Charles, who is a
diy.slchiu, was at homo at tho time
nnd bellied to gather the old gentle
man together and is getting him in
Momluy. .lune "i0.
Amel Martinson of Heaver Crowing,
a young man twenty years of age, was
drowned while halting In the rivo
about noon. The body was recovered
after one hour's repeated diving.
W. E. Cobb, charged with embezzle
ment by llargrenves Hros. of Lincoln,
spent Saturday and Sunday nights in
jail as he was unable to furnish n.
bondsman. L. C. Hicliards, who had
Ih'cii on his bond, gave him up, and
since then Cobb has had to stare the
bars in the face.
While the little two-year-old son of
Isaac Jones, who lives eight miles
north of Sidney, was playing around a.
saddle horse that was grazing in the
door yard he lu some mysterious way
received injuries from which he dieil
later. When found ho was lying un
conscious near the horse.
At Dakota City District Judge Evnus
decided that the saloon license grunted
to, I.C. Kiddle of that place, for this
year, was i'legal for the reason that
the village board disqualified them
selves from acting upon nalil petition
becati'O they wo:v signers on said pe
tition, although their names were af
fixed to said petition before election.
A prominent Omaha engraver lias a
rush job of more than ordinary interest.
Me has received from Lincoln a very
line sword which is designed to flash
in the hands of Col. W. J. Hryan in the
Philippines or somewhere else. Tho
blade was bought by subscription
among the officials and employes or
the state house and is to be presented
with considerable pomp and ceremony.
The large barn on Frank Strahn's
ranch, four miles west of Wayne, was
destroyed by fire, the origin of which
is unknown. Mr. St mini's famous
trotting stallion, I'liion Medium to
gether with a three-year-old stallion
of the trotter, which he valued us much
as Union Medium, and twoother horses
were burned, besides considerable
grain, harness, etc. Mr. Strahn's loss
will be about SI.50J, partly covered
As Moraie MeHride ef Norfolk was
preparing to go llshiug with Hurt
Mapes ho was stricken with paralysis.
Me was taken into Mapes' house, where
he died shortly after. Hestdes his wife
he leaves two daughters, the oldest of
whom Is the wife of Superintendent
Kcyiiolds of the Hlkhorn road, and a
son living at Madison. Deceased came
to Norfolk ten years ago from Middle
town, N.Y.. and engaged in the insur
ance and loan business. Me was about
thirty-live years old.
While Campbell Hros.' show was be
ing set up at (Jeuoa, I'nder Keeper
Young was killed by au elephant llo
was using the elephant Venus to push
the wagons under the tents. Young
had her by her trunk directing her.
The wagon she was working with be
came entangled in some ropes and
Young stopped her and started ahead
to see what the trouble was. As he
turned his back to her, she struck him
and knocked him down, and before any
one could move, she was on him with
Iter head and crushed the life out of
him. She was driven off' and captured
and is now chained up. Tills man is
said to bo her fourth victim.
Siiudiiy. June 10.
Willie Thomas (Juall, living a few
miles north of Kearney, was working
ing in his blacksmith shop, a piece of
redliot iron flew and struck him in the
eye. burning it from the socket.
Evangelists nodding and Heal will
train their thirteen inch religious bat
teries upon the sinful fortifications at
Cortland in .Inly. It is thought their
well directed shots will reduce the
stronghoills of Satan in short tinier.
Hiehard ISjorkman. who left Lincoln
for Chicago on June 1, to enlist in tho
American navy lias left for Cuba.
From .lune 1 to 10, he drilled new re
cruits at Chicago. On June 10. he loft
for Norfolk, Va. He was offered two
positions, one as quartermaster on the
new torpedo boat destroyer, Yorktown.
and the other as coxswain to the ad
miral on the flagship. Newark. Me ac
cepted the latter and left for Cuba last
The new war revenue bill will af
fect 10.000 taxpayers in Nebraska.
Three of the largest sources of revonuo
will come from tlio tax on tobacco. II-
quors and on bank capitals, Mr. HouU
estimates that from beer alone the
state will pav S'.'OO.OOO. Me Intends to
get Uie capital stocks of the vnrioun
banks from the bank examiners and
will receive co-operation from other
officials In the government employ. At
present it is too early to give more de
tails of the manner In which tho col
lection will be effected.
Hubert Glenn, postmaster at Hi!
dreth, Neb., was shot through the
heart and instantly hilled yesterday
afternoon at 1:10 by Albert Grlpskey.
tin insane bachelor who live- near
town. After the shot everyone in tlio
postolllee scattered but one fellow who
saw a chance to grab the maniac and
ltd s.i Others eaiue to his rescue and
they soon had the mini bound hand
midfoot. The sheriff was then sent
for and nrrived in town nboiitd o'clock.
Mr. Glenn was about sixty years old.
He was a eaptiln in the civil war and
also a representative in the legislature,
from Franklin county, llo was 0110 of
tho best clti mis In this region.
Itctliieini-nl of Cruelly,
"I thought," said Hawkins, "that i
mid you didn't think much of HrJi
hury as a pianist, and hero you lmvo
taken n box for his recital." "1 didn't
know," answered Morely, "a bcttci
wny to eliow my contempt for him ns
a musician than by taking a box and
Inning It empty on the evening of Ida
A (ioiid Kcmmii;,
First Young Matron And why did
cho tiioofo him among so ninny ad
intrcrr,? Eeerwl Young Matron -Tlio
ethers did not proro2C -London Gra
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