The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, July 01, 1898, Page 2, Image 2

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The New Order Will I'rmrnl tlm t'nr of
Forto lllroim h nml Will Shut (Iff
flnpplle for Mitt sunt From the (South
The I'orlo Itlru lUpcdltloh.
Wariiinoton, Juno 20. Tlio Presi
dent has issued ii proclamation extend
ing tho blockade of Cuba to tlm ninth-,
crn coast from Capo Francis to Capo
Cruz, inclusive, ami also blockading
Snn Juan, I'orto Itico.
Tho proclamation has been nnticl
patcd for several days, its formal pro
mitigation nevertheless caused a flutter
of cxeltcment In naval circles and dem
onstrates that the navy does not pro
pose to remain Idle whllo General
Shafter Is attacking Santiago. Indeed
tho blockade has practically been ex
tended for more than a week under di
rection from tho Secretary of the
Navy. As soon as General Shaff
er's troops arrived at Santiago
nml formed a junction with Admi
ral Sampson, orders were Issued to
distribute tho vessels of the Meet along
tho Southern coast of Cuba to prevent
supply ships reaching tho Spanish
ports not specifically mentioned in tho
President's proclamation of April 23.
Several ships were also sent over to
Porto Itico to blockade San Juan, and
tho effectiveness of that blockade has
lieen demonstrated by tho reported
disabling of the torpedo boat destroyer
Terror by Captain Slgsbcc In command
of tho St. Paul.
Accompanying the proclamation ex
tending tho bloel.adu to I'orto Itico
comes tho report that (lencral
Koyal T Wank, commanding tho de
partment of the Kast is to bo assigned
to duty in command of tho new corps
being established to invade Porto Itico.
The invasion of Porto Ilico is not to be
attempted until after tho battle of
Santiago is decided, but it is under
stood that tieneral Frank is destined
to bo promoted to tho rank of major
general nnd placed in command of the
Porto Kieo expedition as soon as the
tima shall have arvlvcd for action in
that direction.
The proclamation increases tho lim
its of tho blockade four-fold, it having
been confined heretofore to a stretch
of n little more than 1 00 miles on the
north and the single port of Cicnfuogo
on the south coast of the Island. The
demands upon tho navy will not be
nearly so heavy in proportion
to tho territory to bo covered
ns in the ease of the initial block
ade for tho reason that the new
blockaded eoast lino lies entirely
-within tho great bight on the soulli
Cuban coast, in which tho water it
generally very shallow and the port
uro few Into which a vessel of any
draft could enter. Tho most impor
tant of these ports uro Mau.".anllIo,
Trinidad and Tunas.
West of Trinidad Is Clenfuegos.
which Is already blockaded efleetively.
From that point westward for nearly
HO inller. there Is no point to be block
aded until llatabauo is reached. ThU
port is distant only about forty miles
from Havana by rail and Is believed to
hnvo been the principal source of food
supplies for tho Spanish capital. For
150 miles west of this, eleai
over to Capo Francos, the
western edge of tho block
aded territory, there are no ports fur
deep vessels of any considerable draft,
and oveli If there were the country In
the Interior, Pinar del Ulo, is in the
bands of the insurgents and suppllct
could not be sent through to Havana.
The purpose of extending the blockade
westward to Cape France' was to com
mand the channel between the w.vt
side of the Isle of Pines and '"pe
Frances and thus render much easier
the task of blockading the vessels.
The vessels for the additional block
ade rviee will bo supplied almost en
tirely from tho patrol licet which, un
der Commodore Howell, has been
guarding tho North Atlantic eoast
from Maine to South Carolina. This
service has been abandoned, because
tho only available Spanish warships
are with Admiral Camara, thousands
of miles away from tho nearest point
upon tho Atlantic coast. The vessels
wo ul ready on their way southward.
TERMS" ofpeace,
fpaln Mutt Giro Up t'ulin, I'orlo Itlrounil
rtilllpplnr Nothing 5-ji Arteptnhlr.
Washing rox, Juno 20 In view of
tho Increasing frequency with which
rumors of possible peace conditions
are entering Into the discussion of
ieml-ofllciul and inspired Kuropean
journals, considerable significance Is
attached to tho statement by a mem
ber of tho cabinet that no proposition
would lie for a moment entertained by
tho United States at this tlmo which
did not iinolvo Spain's absolute re
linquishment of sovereignty over Cuba,
Porto Itico and the Philippine Islunds.
The probable attitude of tho United
States to these former colonial jkjsscs
sious of Spain In the future, this au
thority declined to discuss, but, in his
opinion, tho complete eradication of
Spanish influence and interest, so
far a thoso islands wore concerned,
has already buwrne a foregonO'Cotiulu
slon, and tho Unltc.l Stat-. would not
at uny tlmo hereafter permit Spain to
cjitcr Into uny negotiation regurdlng
Kurope IUc Nothing to Bay,
London, Juno 20. St. James' Ga
tette. commenting on the prospect of
thu American forces attacking tho
coast of Spain, says this afternoon:
The reception of the news evidences a
ehango in public opl ilon which, at tho
commencement of tho war, thought
Kurope should notify tho United
States that tho war must bo confined
to American waters. It Is now recog
nlzcd that tho Americans are fully en
titled to make war In their own 'way,
und they are, Indeed, driven to retal
iate upon Spain in this manner, owing
to the tactics Spain has chosuu to pur-
A Mxfj-Mllo Iiivi'-.tls,tlon Trip j tlm
During I.lrtiteniiut lllue.
Kinoston, Jamaica, Junu 20. Lieu
tenant Victor Hluo of tho auxiliary
gunboat Suwuneo returned to the fleet
yesterday from another Investigating
trip ashore. He reported that Admiral
Cervera's ships are all in the harbor.
With the exception of one torpedo boat
destroyer they are at anchor and show
no signs of activity.
Lieutenant lllue went ashore Satur
day to the west of Morro castle, ac
companied by some Cuban guides. He
aihaneed until about two miles north
of Cabanas and almost up to the
enemy's batteries. He traveled sixty
miles and rejoined tho Suwanco yes
terday morning. At olio time, the
lieutenant was at a Cuban outpost,
separated only by 100 yards from a
Spanish outpost.
"They pupped away at each other all
the time," said Lieutenant lllue, "but
I don't think the Cubans hurt tho
Spaniards very much, and 1 know tho
Spaniards did not hurt tho Cubans."
Lieutenant Mine wan able to accur
ately locato tho position of each of
Admiral Cervera's ships.
A bulletin Issued to tho fleet by Hear
Admiral Sampson yesterday said:
"From a report mado by one of the
wounded, nephew of Surgeon Jlerry
hill, of the flagship New S'ork, a con
siderable part of the damage done to
our troops on Friday last was done by
7-tnilimctro machine guns, manned by
seamen, so that thero would seem to bo
some probability In tho report of the
use ashore of the crews of Admiral
Con era's squadron."
the. Hough ltlilcri Hud Hint nil Ilxlmtnt
luff March llrforo the, Il.itlii-.
Washington, Juno 20. Tho Wash
ington Star has received a dispatch
which throws a revealing light upon
the conditions under which men are
fighting at Santiago, it said: "It Is
probable that our troops were hurried
Into action In the lighting about Sevllhi
too soon. They had been nine days on
tho cool ocean. Volunteers like tho
'Hough Killers,' were put ashore in tho
evening and ordered, without much
breakfast, to advance over tho hill and
take Sovlllu. It was an tight-iuilo
match over a shadcless plateau,
thrugh briery undergrowth like
a path fenced with darb wire. They
were disabled more by tho conditions
than by the ambushed enemy. All
courage would have been scorched out
of less thoroughbred men. Their can
teens soon were emptied. No water
could be had. 'Hell,' said one of those
who returned, 'now contains no terrors
for me.' Their tongues swelled in
their mouths, their throats wero
shriveled anil their breath was drawn
with effort. The plain for two miles
was littered with abandoned outilts,
too heavy to carry. Our men suffered
considerably from the cacti. Contact
with one of them buries innumerable
needles In one's flesh, But to such
pains as result tho 'Cubebs,' as the ma
rines call the allies, are immune, and
they rush Into brushwood that causey
our men to hesitate."
An lni-clliiii of tho Croiinil llrforo Sun
tl.igo hy thn Aineiliuii ('ommiimlnr.
JritAiii'A, Juno 20. Major General
.Shafter, In command of tho United
States army of invasion, nrrived here
on board tho transport Scgurania from
Haiqulrl with Colonel John Jacob
Astor, Captain Stewart ltriee and Lieu
tenants Mllcy and Noble and his stafT
about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Ho
was met by tieneral Hates, who was
superintending the landing of commis
sary supplies In the surf.
Ueneral Shafter, In uniform and
wearing a straw helmet, was soon
mounted on a large, handsome horse,
and rode through the town, surveying
tho scene of tho landing operations
and the camps of tho troops. He halted
for a moment before the cottage which
serves as tho headquarters of tho
Cuban insurgents. Hero Generals Gar
cia and Castillo paid their respects to
the American commander. Alwut an
hour later General Shafter started on
the road to the front in order to con
sult, with General Wheeler and the di
vision commanders and look over the
field of operations before Santiago de
Cuba. Tho general said he would
probably return to the Juragua head
quarters to-night.
Permanent hospital arrangement
are to be provided at Juragua at once,
Spxln Don Not llolluvo It.
MAiUtiD, Juno 20. The Spanish ofll
rers hero assort that thero will be no
dltlleulty in Admiral Camara travcrs
ing tho Sue, canal. as the uccompauylng
transports, they add, have all the coal
the squadron requires. It is believed
here that the Spanish ships will cuter
tho canal to-day.
Tho Spanish government docs not
credit tho report that an American
squadron Is to visit Spanish wutors,
but the ministers say they have taken
all possible precautious, that the ports
are all ready and that 20,000 men who
have been called, will be distributed
among the principal Atlantic and Med
iterranean ports of Spain.
A right With Ilonlur Outlaw.
San Anionio, Texas, Juno 20. In
formation has just reached hero that
Deputy Sheriff Y Idcfonso Soils was
killed by a band of outlaws at Kto
Grande City, on tho border, yesterday,
bolls was assisting United States Dep
uty Marshal Hanson and to cap
turo a band of outlaws. The leader of
tho outlaws is a Spaniard named
Gucterro. Ho has gathered about hlri
a gang of border half breed cutthroats
who havu been lid to believe that the
war basso dem.iralUed the American
people that they can safely prey upon
tho ucttlers along tho frontier.
ronil nnil Ammunition Short The Iiimtr
Rent Ilttrr Cut Off AIiiiokI Ilwrjr Monro
of Huppllr Hpiiulftli Troops Openly
Clamor for Stirrriulrr.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 57. In
fetters to a Spanish friend here, re
cfJvcd iv few days ago, Feruandlna
Miller, a lieutenant in the Spanish
navy and second in command of the
port of Santiago, says the town is in
no position to withstand a long
blockade. Food Is scarce and ammu
nition is running short. Many famil
ies have left the town for the interior
to ,eseapo privations, thu Insur
gents having cut oft almost every
source of supplies. The troops
are d.shcnrtened and disaffected
and openly clamor for surrender,
expressing the opinion that the war Is
simply murder, and saying that Spain
should never have entered on the con
test. They say they were morally de
feated from the first and that the cam
paign will only result in the loss of
blood, etc. Many of tho Spaniards are
passing over to the insurgents. Col
onel Aulplano Sanchez, commanding a
regiment in the Santa Clara district,
has escaped In disguise and joined
From information Sampson has re
ceived the attention of tho Vesuvius
will next be directed toCayo Iiamoucs,
where Is situated the powder maga
zine. Santiago is within range and if
the magazine, were exploded by a dy
namite shell the occurrence would se
riously embarrass the operations of
Cervera's squadron.
From an authentic sourco it is
learned that Mr. Bamsdon, the British
consul, has cabled for a vessel to take
him oft with other llritish subjects.
Tho government will give no inform
ation on the matter, but the Alert,
which is lying at rort Koyal, lias re
ceived sealed orders to proceed here.
Six Cuban families in Santiago have
cabled urgent mesuagcs to friends to
endeavor to gel them out of town, as
they fear their liven are in danger
from the Spanish troops when Ameri
cans attack.
l'raco Condition Itiiiuor.
Madiiid, Juno 27, noon. The Corre
spoudcncla of this city to-day pub
lishes a report to tho effect that the
peace conditions suggested by the gov
ernment of the United States include
the possession by tho United States of
the island of Porto Ilico, tho independ
ence of tho island of Cuba under a pro
tectorate of the United States, the
establishment of a naval station for
United States warships in the Philip
pine islands nnd tho establishment of
a coal depot for United States war
ships in the Canary islands.
fighting tit Suiitlugo.
NkwYokk, June 27. A dispatch to
Hie New York Journal faom Cape Hay
tlcn, Hayti, to-day says: Bcportshavo
reached hero that fighting, more seri
ous than any that has yet taken place,
Is now going on around Santiago. No
details arc obtainablo other than that
both troops and ships are engaged and
that the American forces are ad vane
Tho Iteuilrrs of La Ilnnderola Kapauolit
llnto Ciiiuo for Complulnt.
FoJiT Antonio, Juno 27. A copy of
a newspaper published in Santiago do
Cuba, called La Handcrola Kspauola
(tho Spanish Hag), on June 1.1 ion
taiucd in its local columns not a
blnglo reference to tho blockade or
any war news relating to Santiago.
It calmly discussed plans for placing
electric lights on tho plaza, church
fairs and other matters of town gossip.
An alleged cablegram from Madrid
reported the bailing of another big
Spanish licet for Havana, and the cap
ture of tho insurgent chief Hernandez.
It also stated that "absolutely reliable,
news from Washington says that yel
low fever has broken out in tho block
ading fleet and that forty deaths have
already occurred."
Tho only real information contained
in tho paper was a dispatch from
Havana saying that General Arola
had seized all the food In the markets
there and would sell It to tho inhabit
ants at reasonable prices to prevent
the squeezing of the population.
One of tho Killed Vim Member of a
IllitlngiiUhril New Norlt I'umlly.
Nnw Yoiiic. June 27. Hamilton Fish.
Jr., one of tho killed, wus a voune-
;New Yorker of good position and fam
ily, who went to tho front with Boose
volt's rough riders. Ho was of dis
tinguished ancestry, his family being
ono of tho oldest in this state. His
father, Nicholas Fish, is tho son of
tho late Hamilton Fish, who was sec
rotary of state in Grant's cabinet. Ho
is a banker nnd lives in this cltv.
Hamilton Fish was over six feet tail,
of herculean build, and rowed us No. 7
of tho Columbia college crow In Its
winning race of 1694 over tho Pouyh
kcepsio course.
An Alleged Attempt to Kill the i:m
pcrnr und Kinprma of Itufslit.
London, Juno 27. A dispatch re
ceived here from Vienna this afternoon
says it is reported thero that Count
and Countess Zuanoff, said to be, re
spectively, chamberlain of the car and
tho ludy in waiting on tho czarina,
have been arrested and charged with
an attempt to poison their majesties.
The Almanaeho do Gotha does not
show tho names of tho Count and
Countess .unnotr us being attached to
the persons of thulr Kussiun imperial
mu jostles.
A VcmcI I.sdcni-d With Itcfugoes
turcil hy tho VK-kburg.
Kkv Wkbt, Fla., June 2L A
masted vessel, the Amapala of
jlllo, Honduras, was broutrht In
thin morning Hying the American flag
and in charge of Ensign Zecn of the
Vickshurg. She was captured yester
day at sunset, whllo leaving Havana
and attempting to run tho blockade.
She was quickly overhauled by the
Vleksburg and was found to have over
thirty women and children and a num
ber of men on board, crew and passen
gers, all refugees. There was no sick
ness on board the Amapala, but she Is
detained at quarantine.
Tho Amapala belongs to Emanuel
Monteslno Monteres of Trujiilo, Hon
duras. She had been lying at Havana
since before the blockade. Her crew
numbers eleven men besides tho cap
tain. M. (Jerome Haze, a French cltien,
who three years ago was a leading ex
change broker In Havana, chartered
tho vessel and got together over forty
people eager to embrace any chance to
escape from Havana. He Is In charge
of the expedition, made up of
all nationalities, including Spanish.
French, Venezuelans, Cubans and
Turks. They fully expected to be cap
tured, but the conditions In Havana
wero so dreadful for tho poorer classes
that any risk was preferable to starva
tion. The Amapala eamo out of Ha
vana openly and offered no resistance.
All of tho captives aro confident
of telcasc. Hardly any provisions
wero on board at tho time of tho cap
ture nnd no cargo or contraband ar
ticles wero found, and she may not be
held as a prize. They report every
thing quiet at Havana, which looks
like a deserted city slnco business und
tralllc are at a standstill.
The banking llrms of H. Upton &
Co., J. M. Herges .t Co.. Varelsco, Kucz
fc Co. and N. Gelats fc Co. are the only
ones ilouig any business. All other
firms are cither closing up or dragging
on. waiting for tho end of the war.
having discharged all employes.
Hunger and starvation stares the
lower clasves In the face, the well to do
having laid in three months' stores.
After they are exhausted distress will
be general, as there Is no further
source of supply.
The stories regarding the relief
through southern ports are denied.
Nothing has gone into Havana for over
a month and the situation, consequent
ly, is very grave. Murder and robbery
are of dally occurrence in Havana,
prompted In every case by want and
London I'apt-r llcllcwi hngiistu Will nt
Onro ICWlr,! Mnrtlul I.-iw In Madrid.
Madiiid, Juno 27. Tho queen regent
signed thu decree suspending the Cor
tes yesterday afternoon It was read
in the parliament halls at tho end of
thu night session.
London, June 27. The Madrid cor
respondent of the Daily Telegraph
"When the eortes closed martial law
was proclaimed. Tho Sagasta cabinet
will resign and make way for a new
government, which will open negotia
tions for peace."
"Senor Gamao will bo the new pre
mier, with Sonor Salvador ut the ex
chequer, and possibly two Sllvelolstas
will join this cabinet, which will con
clude peace ..-d prepare the way for a
Silvcla cabinet. Thero is no doubt that
Spain will lose all her colonics.
"Admiral Camara's squadron left
Cadiz to calm public opinion. Camara
well knows that before ho nrrives at
tho Philippines peacu will be made."
All the special dispatches from Mad
rid reflect the anxiety produced by
Admiral Cervera's dispatches and the
threatening aspect, of the political sit
uation. There is no doubt, llio Knnn.
iards are sadly disappointed with the'
ease with which General Shafter ef
fected a landing, and at tho retreat
toward Santiago de Cuba, which is re
garded as a bad omeu.
Drt-M and Cendnrt of Boldlert the llody
of n Chtrkunmuga Order.
ClIlCKAMAl'OA 1'AUK, JllIlC 27. Gcil
rral Fred Grant has Issued the follow
ing order to tho First division Third
corps: "All soldiers of this command,
when on pass w Uhln tho park limits, or
on duty at tho various headquarters,
arc prohibited when without blouse,
from wearing suspenders over their
blue shirts. Soldiers uro admonished
that when they aro granted the privi
lege of a pass beyond tho park limits,
they aro expected to be attired in a
clean und soldierly manner, and es
pecially those visiting thu adjoining
cities and towns should constantly
keep their blouses buttoned when
worn. It is made tho duty of ofllccrs
and non-commlssloncd officers to re
port to their respective regimental
commanders the name of any soldier
disregarding these injunctions, and,
over und aboyo all, It is expected that
ofllccrs ami non-commlssloncd ofllccrs
will, at all times, check and admonish
any soldiers misbehaving themselves
within the park or in tho streets of the
For thn Third Tlmo Within a Week thu
I'roinlerahlp Ooe Abegglng., June 27. In conscqucnco oi
M. Peytral's friends insisting that a
radical Socialist must bo given ono of
tlio portfolios, M. Dupuy, M. Leygues
and M. Do Lo:nbro have declined toen
ter such a cabinet and M. Peytral
therefore has abandoned tho task of
forming a cabinet. It had been hoped
that tho cabinet unnounced yesterday
afternoon might lust longer lhau
twenty-four hous.
ffot Impnrtniit lliipprulngH of the lat
Hcicn IIiijh llrlelly Mentioned All Por
tion of tlir Mutes Covrrcd A Thorough
IImiiuic of Nrlirimlm cui.
Wrdnrndiiy, .June 22.
Coroner Htulley of Cedar KlufTs yes
terday filed his report of tho Inquest
held over tho body of James Touuisek.
who was shot and mortally wounded
near Morse Willi, on the morning of
June 15. by his. brother-in-law, Frank
Levy. Touuisek died yesterday morn
ing at 8 o'clock. Tho inquest was held
in the afternoon and tho verdict is
"that the shooting was done with
felonious intent." The feeling seems
to be divided as to Levy's sanity. He
is in lail at Wtihoo awaiting further
developments. The authorities are at
u loss as to how to dispone of the ease.
Albert Grlpskey. murderer of Post
muster K. Glenn at Illldreth, attempted
to commit suicide ut an early hour
yesterday morning by twNtlng the
chain which he was tied with around
his neck and the door knob and throw
ing his feet out from under him. The
sheriff, who was guarding hlin. found
him almost dead. Strong threats of
lynching him are circulating and nn
ex Ira force has been added to protect
him. lie will have a hearing before
the insanity board in a few days
Glenn was buried a 10 o'clock yester
day morning. It was the largest fu
neral ever held In tho county. Ills
wife who has been sick 'or a number
of years. Is now vi ry low and' her re
covery is doubtful.
I'rlil.ij. .lime 21.
Dr. O. Grothan of St. Paul, has been
appointed regimental surgeon of the
Third rogimentwith the rank of major.
The work of building the Goring and
Alliance telephone line is progressing
rapidly. The material is delivered all
the way along the route and the line
will be completed within a week.
Holler lines furnished by the II. .t M.
railroad company are being u-ed for
J. D. Brewer, an old resident of Col
unibus wus stricken with apploplexy,
and died in n very few minutes. He
wus In his usual health and arose about
5 o'clock-nnd went to milk, lie was
found by his son a few iiiluutcn luter
lying on his face dead.
About daylight this morning the
luriro utrrieultural hall on the fair
grounds near Wtihoo was discovered
to be on fire. The alarm was given
and citizens turned out and with
prompt action with buckets the llames
wero under control when tue iiremen
arrived with tho chemical engines.
Only n few dollars' damage was done.
The horse stalls and home of the fence
were burned last fall and the indica
tions then were that it was the work
of an incendiary and the late attempt
surely came from the same source.
Fitzgerald's block, the largo 4-story
structure ut Seventh and P streets,
Lincoln, was totally destroyed by tire
last night. The building w as occupied
by the II. P. Lau Grocery company an 1
the Beatrice Creamery company. Noth-
Jng was saved from the building of
nnv consequence. The lire was a re-
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maricaDiy vicious ouu on .lucuuui. m
the inllummable nature of the stocks,
and nothing but the insulated situa
tion of the building prevented a more
lK.istiotm conflagration.
The origin of the tire Is ns yet unac
counted for. It started in the egg
candling room of the creamery building
on the second floor. No fire had been
in the building and the candling is
done by electricity.
The building is just south of the It.
,fc M. depot, and it required hard work
to save the depot. Tho railroad fire
apparatus and men aided in thu work
of saving ndjolnlng property.
The building destroyed was b.'gun
in 1888 und finished In 1880. It was
valued atS'iO.030 and insured for 810,
000. The II. P. Lau stock was valued
at f 50.000 and insured forS45,000. The
Creamery company loses property
worth from 825,000 to S:i0,000, insured
for 317,500.
Both concerns will continue In busl
icss as soon us quarters can be secured.
The building belonged to tho John
Fitzgerald estate but the ownership Is
in litigation, the disputing party be
ing the Philadelphia Mortgage and
Trust eompuny.
This is the third great fire in Lincoln
f.lnce April 1.
KitunUjr, .lunn 'H,
Friday evening on the farm of Alfred
Gunursou, ubout ten miles northwest
of Aurora, whllo Mrs. Gunarson wus
out gathering cherries, her son, about
ten years of age, secured possession of
a No. 22 target rifle, and in pluying
with thegun it was accidentally dis
charged, the ball strlklug his little
sister in the back of the head, killing
her Instantly. The girl wus eight
years old, and was taking caro of a
smaller child at the time.
Winfred Hartwelch, steward for
Lemon Bros.' circus, began attachment
proceedings against his employers for
S3 1 ulleged to be due for wages. When
Deputy -Sheriff Lydick, an attorney
mid two appraisers went to tho grounds
nt Fremont, they wero threatened with
annihilation by employes of tho show,
but they flnully led off three heud of
iurcH, Later Lemon Bros, put up a
$50 bond and tcok their property away.
Tho show "killer'' pounced upon Hart
welch und nearly pounded the life out
of him In his room at tho Uuropean
hotol, unil thus tho show outfit got re-ongc.
The large barn on Frank StrnhpS
rnnch. four miles west of Wnync, f?fr
destroyed by lire, tho origin of which
Is unknown. Mr. Strahn's famous
trotting stallion, Union Medium to
gether with a th re c-y car-old stallion
of the trotter, which he valued as much
ns Union Medium, and twoother horsei
were burned, besides considerables
grain, harness, etc. Mr. Strahu's los
will be ubout 83,500, partly covered
with insurance.
Mrs. Eloise Hudlgcr, whoso sensa
tional murder of Baron Hiser in South
Omaha several years ago will bo re
called, was arrested yesterday for as
sault and battery upon complaint of tu
Mrs. Klchards of South Omaha. Mrs.
Kudiger appears to liavu gone to tho
Klchards hoif-e a few days slnco nml
committed an assault upon Mrs. HIcli
nrds. suspecting her of Intimacy villi
Mr. Hudlger from whom she is now
trying to secure a divorce.
Ktmdtiy, .lunn 2(1.
In n contest with a gang of loughs
at Fulls City Special Oillcer Chidscy
hud a leg broken.
Mrs. John Feldler of UisIngClty died
yesterday fiom blood poisoning caused
by running a wire in her right foot.
An incendiary set lire to tho big
hull on the fair grounds ut Wtihoo nnd
It wu destroyed. The loss Is about
'Wheat scab" Is a new terror to tho
.vh'.'tit lields In the vicinity of Geneva. '
Already several fields have been des
troyed. Horsemen of the stntc tiro figuring
on a racing circuit, which if :.rrungcil
will give Lincoln a date sometimo lu
Lightning destroyed Fred Wagner's
barn at Norfolk und consumed hoiscs,
harness, und other material to tho ex
tent of 8700, p.irtly covered by Insur
ance. Pierce Alexander, a young cuttle
herder who lives 7 miles northeast of
llcmlngford, left homo a week ago
and no trace of him has becm found.
His parents fear he has met with n.
mishap and dispair of finding him
The II. P. Lau Wholesale Grocery
company and the Beatrice Creamery
company, tlio ilnns bin tied out at Lin- '
coin last week-, have secured rooms on
North Tenth street und are going
ahead with their business.
Governor Holcomb issued orders yes
terday for the various companies of
the Third regiment to mobilize in
Omaha on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday of the coming week.
Col. Bryan Is at Fort Omaha personally
looking after tho a Hairs of his regi
ment. Joe Archer of Fremont was tho vic
tim of a serious accident yesterdny
forcnood w hieh may cause him the
loss of an eye. lie was waiting upon
some youthful customers tit Nicade
iniih". A new stylo torpedo ntlractcil
their attention and ho was holding
one of them when it exploded, thu con
tents striking him in the eye. Ho was
taken to the hospital and upon exam
ination it was found that the lens was
dislocated, lie went to Omaha to b
under the care of tin oculist.
Mtniiliij .In no 27.
I'fl'orts arc being made to have n
second Nebraska day at the exposition
on a more elaborate plan than tho one
on which the Nebraska building wus. '
Israel Frank, formerly nn Omaha
meat luspcf tor. who has b.'en out of
work for some time, was found lying
in the grnis ut Bi vcrview park yester
day hi terrible agony as a result of
taking morphine w ith suicidal intent.
Ho was removed to St. Joseph's hos
pital where he died later. He was a
well known politician.
11. S. Hotchkiss died two years ago
last Friday at Cartagena. Miss Thorn
burn of Lincoln who went last month
to bring back .he remains will start
on tho return trip this week. Ar
rangements have been made for tho
holding of funeral services in repre
sentative hall under the auspices of
the grand lodge of Odd Follows, as
sisted by the Knights of Pythias,
Woodmen, Bed Men and the Grain)
Army of the Bcpublic.
Tuimlay, .limn 28,
Bobert Browne of Lincoln received"
orders yesterday to proceed with a band
to be mustered in at Omaha as tho
Third regimental band. There will
be twenty-two pieces in tho organiza
tion besides ono chief musician anil
two principal mnslcluns.
Lluutenant Hugh J. Gtillughcrof the
Sixth United States cavalry, who was
assigned before tho war broke out to
net as aid to Governor Holcomb, has
been promoted and Is now major, as
signed as chief commissary of sub
sistence in the Fourth army corps.
Governor Holcomb has apoplntcd till
tho regimental ofllccrs of the Third ex
cept chaplain. Tho list Is us follows:
Colonel, W. J. Bryan, Lincoln; llou-tenaut-eolonel,
Victor Vifquuin, Lin
coln; senior major, John H. McClujv T
Lincoln; junior major,1 Conrad F.
Scharmann, North Platte; adju
tant, C. F. Beck, Tekti-mah; quar
termaster, W. F. Schwlnd, Lin
coln; surgeon, Dr. O. Grothan, St.
Paul; assistunt surgeons, Dr. Balph J.
Irwin of Hastings and Dr. A. P. Flt&
slmmons of Tecuinseh.
Miss llannuh LoulsoMcNalr of Oma
ha, who graduated .from tho high
school this month, has'won the Vassal
scholarship in competition with twen-ty-flvo
young women from other states.
This Is Omaha's third year to win the
prize, Misses Shultz and Thaln being
former winners.
A. L. Barrow's barn at Hastings
was destroyed by lire shortly aftorV
midnight last night. Members of the
family wero awakened by tho noise
made by the horses just in.titno to res
cue tho onluiuls and a buggy. Tho
origin of the the U unknown, but sup
posed to have been blurted by a tramp.