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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
CERVERA'S BIG DASH.
Spaniard Kliowrd No KlRnn of Surrender
Kven After Thrlr Ship" Were, Allre
Hwinpnon t'Miue In lit tlio Druth to 1'lrn
n Vm Sliotn.
riaya, via llnjrtl. To tho Kec-rctnrv of th
Navy: ftstSp. m.. Slboney, July 3. -Tlio fleet
under my eommnnd otters tho notion fin n
Fourth of July present tlio destruction of tho
whole, of Corvern's lleot.
No one rkeiped. It nttempod to ee aped nt
(:30 n, m. (Sunday), nnd nt S p. tn., the Inst, thi
C'rlMobnl Colon, had run athoro Mx miles went
of Santiago nnd hud lot down her color. Tho
Infanta Maria Teresa, Oquondo nnd Vlrcnyn
were forool nxhorr, burned and blown tip
'within twenty mile of Santiago, the Furor nnd
I'luton wcro destroyed within four miles of port.
Our lot ono hilled nnd two wounded. Knemy
toss probably Msvcral hundred of kud fire, ex
)ilolonn nnd drowning, About l.nutl prlionerv.
Including Admiral Cervem. Tho man killed
nu George. 11. I'.llls, chief ycomun of the
Kingston, Jamaica, July 0. Admiral
Ccrvcra's llcot, consisting of tlio ar
mored cruisers, Cristobal Colon, Alinl
rant Oquctido, Infanta M.'riii Teresa
nnd Vlr.cnya, and two torpedo boat de
stroyers, tlio Furor and tlio I'luton,
which linil Wen held in the harbor of
Santlngo do Cuba for six weeks past
by tho combined squadrons of Hoar
Admiral Sampson and Commodore.
Hchley, Ilea ut tho bottom of the Carib
bean sea, off tho bouthcrn coast of
Tho Spanish admiral Is a prisoner of
war on tho auxiliary gunboat Glou
cester, formerly Mr. J. I'icrpont Mor
gan's yaoht Cot-s-ilr, and 1,000 to 1,500
other Spanish officers and sailors, all
who escaped tho frightful carnage
caused by tho shells from th American
warships, nro alho held as prisoners of
war by tho United States navy.
Tho American victory is complete,
and, According to tho best information
obtainable at this time, tho American
vessols were practically untouched,
nnd, only ono man was hilled, though
tho ships wcro subjected to tho heavy
flro of tho Spaniards all tho tlmu tho
tho battle lasted.
Admiral Ccrvcra mado as gallant a
dash for liberty and for tho preserva
tion of his ships Sunday morning as
ha ever occurred in tho history of na
val warfare. In thefaeo of overwhelm
ing odds, with nothlug boforo him but
inevitable destruction or surrender if
ho remained any longer in the trap in
which tho American fleet had him, ho
made a bold dash from tho harbor
ut tho tlnif the Americans least ex
pected him to do so, and, lighting
tsvery inch of his way, even when his
nh!p was ablaze and sinking, he tried
to escape tho doom which was written
on tho muzzle of every American gun
trained upon his vcrsoIs.
Tho Americans saw him the moment
ho left, and commenced tho work of
destruction immediately. For an hour
or two they followed tho flying Span
iards to tho westward along tho shore
lino, sending shot after shot into, their
blazing hulls, tearing groat holes in
their steel sides, and covering their
decks with the blood of tho killed and
At no tlmo did the Spaniards show
nny indication that they Intended to
do otherwise than flight to tho last.
They showed no signals of surrender
oven when their ships commenced to
Kink, and tho great clouds of smoko
pouring from their sides showed they
were on lire. Hut they turned their
heads toward tho shore, less than a
mile away, and ran them on tho beach
nnd rocks, where their destruction was
hoon completed. The otllcers and men
then escaped to tho shore as well
as they could, with the assistance of
lioats sent from tho American men-of-war,
and then threw themselves upon
tho mercy or their captors, who not
only extended to them tho graelous
hand of American chivalry, but sent
them a guard to protect them from tho
murderous bands of Cuban soldiers
hiding in tho bush on tho hillside,
eager to rush down and attack the
unarmed, defeated, but valorous foe.
Onu after another of tho Spanish
whips became the victims of tho awful
rain of sheila which tho American bat
tleships, cruisers and gunboats poured
upon them, and two hour after tho
first of tho fleet had started out of
Santiago harbor, thrco cruisers and
two torpedo boat destroyers were lying
on tho shore ten to fifteen miles west
of Morro castle, iioundcd to nieces.
tunoko and flame pouring from every
part of them and covering the entire
ooaat lino with u mist which could lit
Been for miles.
Tho Spanish admiral, who waf
wounded in tho arm, was taken to the
Gloucester, and was reculved at her
gangway by her commander, Lieuten
ant Commaudcr lllchard Wainrlght,
who grasped tho hand of tho gray
boarded admiral, and said to him "I
cougratulato you, sir, upon having
made as gallant a fight as was ever
wltnetscd on tho sea."
Lieutenant Commander Walnwright
then placed his cabin ut tho disposal
of tho Spanish ofllccrs.
Thore is no means of tolling now
what tho Spanish loss was, but it is
believed to havo been very heavy, as
tho prisoners In custody report tholr
decks strewn with dead and wounded
In great numbers, aud, besides, there
is u statement that many bodies could
bo seen fastened to tho pieces of wreck
ago floating in tho sea after tho fight
was over. A largo number of the
Spanish wounded were removed to tho
Heavy explosions of ammunition oo
curred every few minutes, bending
curls of dense white smoke a hundred
fcot in tho air and causing & shower of
broken iron aud steel to fall in the
water on every side.
The bluffs on tho coast lino echoed
with tho roar of every explosion, ond
the Spanish vessels sank deeper and
deeper into the sand or else tho rocks
ground their hulls to pieces as they
rojled or pitched, fojewnrd. qcsldewaysj
with every wave that washed upon
them from tho open mm,
Admiral Ccrvcra escaped to tTic shore
In a boat sent by tho Gloucester to the
assistance of tho Infanta Maria Teresa,
and as soon as she touched the beach
lie surrendered himself and his com
mand to Lieutenant Morton, and asked
to be taken on board the Gloucester,
which was tho only American vessel
near him at the time, with several of
his ofllccrs, including tho captain of
At that time, the Spanish flagship
and four other Spanish vessels had
been aground and burning for two
hours, and the only ono of the escap
ing fleet which could not bo seen at
tho point was tho Cristobal Colon. Hut
half a dozen curls of smoko far down
tho western horizon showed tlio fate
that was awaiting her.
Tho Cristobal Colon was the fastest
of the Spanish ships, aud she soon ob
tained a lend over the others after leav
ing the harbor, and escaped tho effect
of the shots which destroyed the other
vcsselB. She steamed away at great
speed, with tho Oregon, New York,
Urooklyn and several other ships In
pursuit, all of them firing at her con
stantly, and receiving flro themselves
from her after guns. There seemed no
possibility whatever for her escape,
and, while her fato Is not definitely
known nt this hour, it can bo readily
Imagined from the words of Captain
Koblcy 1). Evans, of tho Iowa, who re
turned from the westward with 35C
prisoners from the Vlzeaya. in answer
to an inquiry, he shouted through tho
"I left the Cristobal far to the west
ward an hour ago, and the Oregon was
giving her hell. She has undoubtedly
gone down with tho others, aud wo
will havo a Fourth of July celebration
in Santiago to-morrow."
Captain Kvans had been in the thick
of tho engagement up to tho tlmo he
took tho Vizcayu olllcara and crew
from the shore.
There can bo do doubt that Admiral
Corvcra's plan to cscapo from Santi
ago harbor was entirely unexpected by
Admiral Sampson, and the best evi
dence of this is tho fact that when tho
Spanish vessels were seen coming out
of thu harbor, the flagship New York
was seven miles away steaming to the
eastward toward Juragua, the mili
tary base, nlno mllc3 cast of Morro.
Tho New York was out of the light
at every stage, but she immediately
put about and followed the other ves
&els In the race to the westward and
overtook them In time to join in the
chase for the Cristobal Colon after the
other Spanish vessels! had been de
stioyed by tho Urooklyn, tho Oregon,
Iowa, Massachusetts, Indiana, Texas,
Gloucester nnd other ships of the fleet.
Commodore Schley's flagship, the
Urooklyn, had her usual position at
the extreme western end of the line,
ten miles from tho Now York and
Texns. It is a peculiar fact that he
should have been in proper position to
direct tho movement of his flying
squadron against tho Spanish fleet,
which ho had buttled up in Santiago
harbor six weeks before.
As a matter of fact, tho entire Amer
ican fleet was much further olf shoro
than usual when tho Spaniards made
their appearance. It was not believed
that Admiral Cervera would attempt
to escape from his perilous position at
this late day, but it was supposed that
he would keep his ships in tho harbor
to shell the advancing American army,
and that if Santiago fell he would blow
up or sink them before permitting
them to bo captured by tho fleet lying
Tho Spanish ndmiral's real plans,
however, were plainly not anticipated.
He accepted tho ono chance open to
him, that of running tho gauntlet of
tho powerful men-of-war lying in
front of tho harlior and saving his
ships for futuro servlco by dashing
out of tho trap In which ho found hlm
bclf and going to some other Held of
There seemed to bo but ono ehanco
in a hundred that he would be able to
mnko tho move successfully, but he
took thnt chance, and while great piles
of naval architecture, now ground to
pieces on tlio rocks a few miles from
whore ho started, toll the mournful
story of his fullurc, thore are none who
applaud his conduct more than tho
American officers and seamen, who
t.ent his ships to destroctlon.
SPANISH PRESS BITTER.
orrely Crltlrlira tlio Mnrmccmrnt of
th War and Naval Vorcoi of Hpuln.
Ma null), July 0. Tho newspapers
nro dally showing an Increased animus
against the government. To-day tho
lommentB are very bitter, Kl Imparcial
asks for new men capable of Inspiring
the nation and tho army with confi
dence. Kl Liberal tells the cabinet that the
last and best service it could render
tho country would be to make way for
men In touch with publlo opinion and
allow a solution of t)io crisis in which
the present aud future of Spain are at
Kl Heraldo declares that the tlmo for
liquidation of the responsibilities is
fast approaching. The Carllst and
Itepubltcnn papers arc equally violent.
They cast the entire blame upon the
Liberal cabinet without showing much
desire to undertake the unenviable
task of succeeding Sagasta,
General Correa, minister of war, has
distributed 700,000 between Cadiz,
Carthagena, Ferroll, Valma, Ceute and
Milan for tho completion of fortifica
tions. Captain Aunon, minister of marine,
has forwarded to tho same porta a con
siderable amount of war stores and
materials necessary for submarine de
fenses. Tho arms manufactory at Trubla is
working night and day on heavy guns
for coast defenses. Four Krupps and
four mortars havo been sent this week
to Santander. Six have been sent to
Hareclotia, whore some important but
teries have recently becu erected.
N0B0MBA RDMENT YET
SHAFTER TO WAIT FOR RE
INFORCEMENTS. Tho ttar AutliorltleN Decide to ThUo No
Olianem on Pnllure to t'nrry the City
When tlio Next At tuck li .Mude IJi-n'I.
Mllea Will Probably Take Coiiiiiiiuid.
Washington, July 0. There will be
no bombardment of Santiago to-day
and probably not during the present
week. This is the opinion of members
of the cabinet ns expressed cm leaving
the White house after the cabinet
meeting. Secretary Alger and Secre
tary Long have been in almost con
stant communication with General
Shaffer and Admiral Sampson upon
the situation, and the conclusion hits
been reached that It would not be ad
visable to attempt to carry the city of
Santiago by storm with our prcbcnt
General Shaftcr, in a dispatch re
ceived last night, confirmed the report
that General I'ando with alnnit (1,000
Spaniards had arrived in the city and
were already distributed among the
fortifications. This reinforcement
makes the Spanish forces defending
the city from 10,000 to l8,oyo. The
very great advantage of being in
trenched adds materially to their
strength and, in the opinion of mili
tary men, makes their effective light
ing force from a third to a half greater
than our own.
General Shaftcr, in his dispatches
states that the excessive heat and rains
of the last two weeks havo contributed
nearly as much as the Spanish bullets
to the Ineffectiveness of our army.
Under these circumstances it is Ids
opinion that it would be unwise to at
tempt to carry the city by assault.
This view is sliarred by the
oftlclals here aud also, it is
understood by Admiral Sampson,
in command of the fleet. At the cab
inet meeting the Present direeteil that
telegrams be uent General Shuftcr and
Admiral Sampson suggesting they con
fer as to the situation and particularly
.is to the advisability of the admiral's
attempt to force a passage into Santi
ago bay nnd so he in readiness to
render effective aid in tho assault upon
Orders were given looking to the im
mediate dispatch of troop ships from
Tampa with reinforcements for Shaf
ter. It is probable that at least 1.1,000
will be Hcnt forward as rapidly as
transportation can be provided.
Thus augmented the forces under
General Shafter will be able to btorm
and take the city without delay. Tlic
orders under which both the army and
the navy arc now operating give the
commanders wide discretion, and it is
not doubted that should changed cir
cumstances seem to warrant it, an ag
gressive movement will bo begun.
Washington, July 0. An operatci
at the cable station at I'laya del Kstc
reports to the signal office here that
he has heard that Sampson bombarded
Morro and Socapa this morning and
succeeded in getting Into ths harbor.
He also speaks of I'ando being in San
tiago. With Shaft Kit's Ahmv, July -1, via
lauiaicn. At noon yesterday acting
under instructions from Washington,
General Shafter sent a lctttr to Gen
eral Linares, in command of the Span
ish forces defending Santiago, demand
ing the surrender of the city.
The message was delivered by Colo
nel Dorst. Three hours elapsed before
the firing could be stopped. General
Linares responded promptly with an
absolute refusal to surrender.
General Shaftcr at noon to-day re
peated his demand for the surrender
of the city and notified General Lin
ares that unless Santiago surrendered,
hostilities would be resumed at noon
Up to this evening General Linares
has not replied to the second request
for the surrender of the city.
Conferences with the consuls of the
foreign powers havo been conducted
near General Wheeler'b headquarters.
The consuls bald there were 31,000
men, women and children, foreign
subjects, in tho city, and they request
ed a cessation of hostilities in order to
enable them to bo removed outside
Santiago and to be placed under the
protection of tho United States. Thin
was definitely refused by the Amer
ican commander, who declined to ac
cept any such responsibility. The
consuls were told that It rested with
them to Insist upon General Linares
The conference was resumed at 0
o'clock this morning, when tho consuls
expressed great doubt as to General
Linares' surrender on account of the
fajsc telegrams in regard to Spunish
victories and yellow tevkir among the
American troops bent daily to Madrid,
which caused the Spaniards to think
they dare not surrender and return tu
However, tho foreign consuls will
demand the surrender of the city, but
it is doubtful whether they will pre
vail. All the negotiations are submitted
direct to Washington, thus cuuslng
General Wheeler telephones to Gen
eral Shaftcr and the latter, over thr
mjlltury line from bin tent to the cab
itatlon nt Guitntunnmo bay, communi
cates direct with Washington.
A courier at 4 o'clock this afternoon
wild no conclusions had been reached.
General Shafter denies the existence
of a general armistice nuder tho white
flag, audit is bolleed hostilities will
recommence on Tuesday nt 12 o'clock,
before which time the exodus of 31.00C
foreigners will bo aecompllhtied.
The llrltlsh warships Pallas nnd
Alert and tho Austrian warship Marlu
Teresa have been allowed by Hear Ad
miral Sampson to enter tho harlmr ol
Santiago and remove foreign subjects.
One lltltlsh vessel hna already cleared
for Kingbton, Jamaica.
The Spanish armored cruiser Cristo
bal Colon has listed on her beam cndi
on the rocks and It is now practiealli
impossible to save her.
Washington, July 0. Whllo tin
navy is celebrating the victory ol
Sampson'8 fleet over Cervera tho army
is greatly distressed at the news re
ceived thin morning that I'ando has re
inforced General Linares at Santiago.
Under the circumstances it Is believed
that Linares will decline Shatter's de
mand to surrender and then will fol
low n severe battle, with tho oddf
against the American forces.
General Garcla's, failure to stop
I'ando also causes considerable appre
hension in army circles for it Indicate!
a weakness In our lines which the
Spanish troops will be quick to take
The Harvard, Yalo nnd the Colum
bla, three of tho fleetest ships in the
navy, arc expected to leave Charleston
to-day with reinforcements. It it
understood that General Miles may
take command of the army, owing to
the continued illness of General Shaf
A senator who went to tho War do
partment to talk about appointments,
said that he found the President nnd
staff of war bo distressed alout Shaf
ter that they positively refused to con
sider the subject of patronage.
Washington, July 0. Secretary Al
ger, on leaving the cabinet meeting nt
half past IS o'clock, said the President
had sent a telegram to Admiral Samp
son and General Shafter asking them
to confer as to what the present situa
tion demanded. Secretary Alger said
it wr.b understood that the bombard
ment had not begun nor would It
take place until a perfect understand
ing between tho two ofllccrs had been
It was expected tho two ofllceM
would teach a conclusion as to the ad
visability of Admiral Sampson making
an attempt to enter the harbor and as
sist in the bombardment of Santiago.
Transport!! with troops will be start
ed immediately to reinforce General
Shaftcr, and will continue to go for
ward as long as the general yiny think
it necessary to make his victory cer
tain and decisive.
General Alger also said that whei.
all the facts have eomo to be heard it
would be seen that the extreme heat
and the severe work done by the troops
have contributed as much to our
losses at Santiago as tho lire of the
The War department has been in
formed of the arrival of General I'ando
at Santiago with reinforcements lor
OUR L0SSJUNSUrrf0 1,800.
The Number of Druil nnd Wounded In
hliuftrr'H Army Inereaneii. .
With Shaimkii'h Ahmv, July 0. Via
Jamaica. Although tho firing con
tinued all Sunday between the out
posts very little damage was done on
either side. General Chaffee was
wounded slightly, a rifle bullet cutting
through his foot, but ho will not bo
compelled to leave tho field.
The only severe firing during tho
dav occurred when the Spanish fleet
was leaving tho harbor. Tho enemy
evidently attempted to divert the at
tention of our troops,-but tho Ameri
cans responded so willingly that the
flro soon ceased and was only resumed
at Intervals during tho remainder of
Last nlg'it (Saturday) tho only ng
piesslvc movement the Spaniards mado
resulted in their sovero defeat. At
about 10 o'clock tho enemy came out
of tho breaches about the city walls in
largo force and dashed straight for the
.mcrica:i lines. In one or two places
our msn fell back from their positions,
but quickly rallied and drove tho ene
my back pell mell into their own
ditches. The Spanish losses must have
been frightful, as they were exposed
to a terrific lire for a quarter of an
The losses upon tho American sldo
were very light, as our soldiers lay lit
the rifle pits and hud every advantage.
Tho most daring of the forces are tho
Spanish sharpshooters. They take
their positions on the wall and from
dense tree tops do deadly execution
with smokeless powder, making it
difilcult to locate them. Several times
they have shot into General Shaf tor's
tent, which is several miles from tho
front, and they havo infested tho trail
for ten miles between Juragua and the
Ono of tho most horrible fcAturcs ol
this war Is that dozens of men have
been killed as they lay in litters, and
that surgeons, wearing tho emblem of
the Red Cross society upon their arms,
havo been tho special object of attack.
Tho number of killed and wounded
for the week reaches to-night about
1,800.1 No effort is, Apparently, being
mado by our officers to expedite tho
listing of the casualties and not one
fifth of the total names are known
even to tho commanding officers. Al
ready 600 eases havo been handled at
the hospital here, because of the over
flow from tho hospitals at tho front.
All tho wounded hero Arc recovering.
There lias been only ono death since
the hospital was established, that of
Private Meyers of tho Sixth infantry,
which occurred today. Ho was shot
through tho body.
THEY WONDER AT OUR NAVY.
The Victory Arouivs Kiithtuuutn In the
London, July 0. All tho papers to
day comment on tho sudden and dra
matic transformation resulting from
Admiral Cdrvora's mysterious and
suicidal maneuver, to explain which
various theories aro advanced. All
culoglro the bravery displayed ou both
hides and strongly counsel Spain to
accept the Inevitable nnd sue for peace,
which would entail no dishonor. If
tr.2 war had shown nothing else, ',i
would havo proved the amazing cf
Ucleney of the American navy.
NEWS 0E NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Me.it Important IIip)-nlnc of the Tfast
SeTen I)ny Hrlefly Mrntloiu-J All Tor
tious of tlic State Covered A Thorough
Itcaunic of Nebrusku Ner?.
Triliieiulny, ,Inne 30.
The Nchrnsku league of republican
clubs will hold n meeting in the lloyd
theatre, Omaha on the evening of July
IS to prepare for the national meeting
which Is to be held In the same city on
the following day.
Master Kddle Horner, the five-year-old
son of Henry Horner, fell down a
flight of steps nl Paul Springer's resi
dence Tuesday at Hcatrlcc and broke
both of his nrms below the elbow. The
boy was playing with a number of
others when the accident happened.
The newly organized Daughters of
Veterans of York gave the new recruits
a handsome reception Monday night
in the Presbpterlan church. It wits a
neat demonstration and was highly
appreciated by the boys. The room
was beautifully decorated with flowers
and a large banner witli the motto
"Kemember tho Mnlno'' worked in
roses wiih suspended over the pulpit.
Thomas S. Allen of Lincoln and Miss
Mary Kllzabeth llrynn of Salem, 111.,
were married Tuesday, June S8 at the
home of the bride's brother-in-law, J.
W. Italrd, In Salem, 111., Dr. J. A.
Lcvettof Kwingcollego performed the
ceremony. Mr. Allen was until recent
ly deputy postmaster and is a partner
of W. .1. Iiryau, whose sister the bride
is. He graduated in '80 from the state
university, rend law in Lincoln and
began practicing in tlio office of Tulbot
I'rlilay, .luly I.
Harvesting in Nebraska is now on
fn full blast and the yield of the yel
low grain promises to be phenoininal.
Klmer Carrlthcrs, route clerk nt the
lieatrlec postolllce, accidentally dis
charged it revolver and the bullet
entered his big toe. He is resting easy
and is extremely thankful the course
of tho bullet was not in the direction
of a vital point.
Mrs. Klolsp Kudiger, who wascharged
by Mrs. Carrie Kleh of South Omaha
with having pulled her hair and
scratched her face because she thought
Mrs. Kick was too friendly with Mr.
Hudlges, was yesterday acquitted of
the charge of assault and battery. She
claimed that she had gone to the Hich
home, where Itudiger has been board
ing to get him to give up certain prop
erty, he having recently secured u di
vorce, and denied that sho had as
juultcd Mrs. Rich.
PuttirUuy, July 2.
N. Stoncr's daughter, Veta, fell off
a pony while riding iu the street at
Juniata aud broke her arm just above
the elbow. Dr. Ackley and Dr. Solum
febcrger of Hastings reduced the frac
ture and she is doing nicely.
A tramp named Kdwnrd Panning of
Kenesaw, Wis., had his right arm cut
off by the switeli engine at Sidney
while endeavoring to steal a ride ou
nn outgoing freight train. He was at
tended by Dr. Simon nnd then con
veyed to the county hospital, and Is
now resting easy.
The Overland Dry Concentrating
company was Incorporated by Kdward
Hignell of Lincoln, Kugene Wuugh of
Deuver and Jesse S. Waughof Lincoln.
The company has a capital stock of
S.I.'iO.OOO, with headquarters nt Lincoln,
though branch offices are to be estab
lished nt other places. The articles of
incorporation state that active work Is
.o be done in Fremont county, Wyom
ing. Tho company will mine extensive
ly with the aid of a patent process for
extracting gold without the aid of
water. In mnny places the water
problem Is hard to solve without greut
expense. Tho corporators believe they
have a process which will work sue-
While John Held was sitting in the
kitchen of his hotel at Valley nt B
o'clock last eveniug, with his wife nnd
the servent girl, John Kerr, his son-in-law,
suddenly appeared at the back
door with a shotgun in his hands. He
fired ono barrel at his father-in-law,
who fell to the floor dying Instantly.
Kerr then endeavored to kill himself
with the contents of the other barrel,
but he was unable to manipulate the
gun correctly and tho shot merely
grazed his head, causing a scalp
wound. He made no attempt to es
cape nnd was nrrestcd and lodged in
jail. Soon after he tried to cut his
throat with a knife, but he was de
tected by his jailor, overpowered and
disarmed. Mrs. Kerr left her Iiur
band recently and the latter, rightly
or wrongly, blamed Mr. Held for Ills
wife's action. Last week Held and
Kerr met In Omaha nnd quarreled. In
the physical encounter which ensued
Kerr was badly worsted. This, cou
pled with his domestic troubles, led
lilin to seek revenge upon the man he
believed to be tho author of till his
troubles, nnd the murder of yesterday
was the consequence. Mr. Held wns
(15 years old. Kerr is about 45. Kerr
was formerly a traveling salesman for
D. M. Steele ft Co. of Omaha.
Tho city council of Tekamah has
made up its mind that good sidewalks
are u boon to mankind, aud have or
dered all walks ou Main btreet raised
Dr. IL E. Oiflin left yostcrdny for
ChieknmaugA park to join his division
in General Hrooku's army. The doe
tor Is chief surgeon of ono of the di
visions. Chris Yocum, night watchman at
Nye & Schneider's storage elcvutor at
Fremont, was fired upon by n tramp.
Ono shot took effect in his leg ialllet
intr a flesh wound.
Harvest hands nre needed In Nebras
ka to help gather the great crops of
James Patterson, a brakomnn r.d
Dakota City, was thrown from a jaw
ing train and suffered a dlslocatci
Sunday, July .1.
A flno rain fell over the most of the
state yesterday and the night before.
llurglnrs at Ashland got about S(0
worth of jewelry from the resldeueo I
of W. J. Worbritton.
A. 11. Chnrde, who recently died nt.
the Norfolk asylum was about forty
three years of nfje.
The bankers of Dawson county will
contribute S!00 to the initial batch of
war revenue taxes.
The Fremont Tribune advises thoso
who do not like the war tax on boozo
to drink buttermilk.
Ucsldents of Hosklns, a small vil
lage in Wayne county, havo purchased
37,500 worth of government bonds.
Tuesday, July 5.
Dr. J. L., Dorward, a dentist of Te
kamah, died at Lincoln yesterday
where he had been taken for treat
ment. I. L. FIsk, a traveling man for Allen
Dros. of Omaha, fondled a giant fire
cracker at Ueatrice and is minus ono
Lincoln is worrying over nn efficient
lire fighting system. The latest to,
attract attention is a series of fire
Lieutenant-Colonel John M. Hamil
ton and Colonel Charles A. Wyekoff of
Nebraska lost their lives in the gal
lant assault upon the entrctiohinenta
ut San Juan.
About 00.000 people celebrated tho
Fourth at the exposition ut Omaha.
That's lots of people, but the authori
ties, though hard pressed, took good
care of the immense, crowd.
Fire was discovered about 1 o'clock
tills afternoon in tho barn on the resi
dence property of W. A. I'mery, South
Second street, Norfolk. The fire made
such rapid progress that the damage
wns very large. It Is insured for some
uinouut, not learned.
Walter Fawkcrs: a j'oung man sev
enteen years of ago, whose parents
reside about four miles northwest of
O'Niell, was drowned in the Klkhorn at,
that place this afternoon. Deceased
could not hwi.ii nnd got in water over
his head. The body was found about
ono hour after ho. went under iu ten
feet of water.
No Fourth of July pardons were
issued yesterday by Governor Uol
comb, but the sentence of W.C. Cofiicld
was commuted nnd he was given his
liberty. Cofiicld was sentenced by tho
district court of Douglas county to
serve ten years for forgery. Nearly
five of tho ten years havo been served
and as Cofiicld was an exemplary
prisoner his sentence was commuted
The 0 a.m. passenger train on tho
Missouri Pacific going north, within
one-fourth mile after leaving the yards
at Falls City yesterday struck and in
stantly killed .1. S. Newcomer, a farm
er about sixty-live years old. Tho
train was crowded with excursionists,
but neither tho engineer, fireman or
passengers knew that a man had been
killed until the next station north,
Verdon, was reached Tho railway
runs through Newcomer's land at tho
point the accident happened on iv
sharp curve. f
Hkrm.v, July 1. On the best author
ity the correspondent hero of tho Asso
ciated Press is informed that Germany.
France nnd Russia havo reached ait
understanding to interfere in tho
Philippines when hostilities ceaso to
prevent tho United Stntes or Great
Uritaln from gaining posssssion of tho
When the war Is over an interna
tional congress will bo proposed sim
ilar to tho Itcrlln congress of W78 to
settle all questions connected with tho
war. All the great powers will be in
vited to join, including tho United
Stntes and Spain. It appears certain
that Germany will demand a slice of
the Philippine islands or other com
pensation in the Far East.
The German government has ordered
that thrco cruisers be kept In West Inp
dlan wnters. In bpite of tho war tho
German exports to America aro as
'argo as ever.
Washinoto.v, July . Secretary
Long received a call from Secretary
Day at about half past 0 o'clock. Sec
retary Day assured me that ho simply
called upon Secretary Long to ascer
tain whether he had heard anything
from Admiral Dewey. After tho con
ference a cable dispatch was sent to
Admiral Dewey by way of Hong Kong
advising him thnt ho need not fear
Every night, In every ship in her ma
jesty's navy, the queen's health Is
drunk by tho officers of tho vesaol.
The average age at which men marrj
Is 27.7 years, while the average ago at
which women marry it 25 years.
TexaB will havo no timber In fifteen
years If the present rate of cuttlca
1,000,000,000 feit a year continues.
Executive ability is tho faculty ot
getting some one to do your work.
The string a woman ties around her
husband's finger is a forget-me-not.
Tho man who persists In do!ngf2
fellowman usually ends In doing time.
After a man's friends really know
him they very often ceaso to rocognizo
Dying In poverty is easy enough; It'a
living In poverty that comes hard on
Every tlmo a man invonta o good
thing somo other man cornea along ant
makes a fortune out of It '
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