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THE HED CLOUD CHIEF.
CAPTAIN CLARK CRITICISES
All the Chtai-M Kavoreit the fipanlsh
Fleet Hail It Remained In Hunttairo
Harbor -Cerera' Rtnkert (,'utitil Not
Keep Up NntBclent Speed.
Nkw Yonif, Aug. 27. "Cervera
should havo stayed In Santiago harbor
forever rather than coma out the way
ho llcl," was tho romirk of Captain
Cliirk, lately on tho battle ship Oregon.
"The licet wns n fortress. With his
guns he could have driven the United
Stntcs army nwny from the shore until
nuch tituo as It could mount 10-lnoh
guno to sink his ships. Ho wus mus
ter of tho situation, and should liavu
'hung on until every last member of
his ships crews illcd of absolute stnrva
Hon. Then ho would have bean n real
hero an eternal flguro In history.
"Think of the chances in IiIh fiivor.
Yellow fever might have come and
decimated tho American ranks. A
gale might havo broken loose on the
Carrlbcnn sen that would have scat
tered our nlilp to tho four winds of
heaven, after which Ccrvcra could
liavo nailed away without opposition
and returned to his native land nude
Captain Chailcs If. Clark is now nt
tho Marino hospital, where ho
proposes to rest for a few days until
his fatnily shall have arrived from
Michigan. Nobody must Infer Cap
tain Clark Is an invalid. He is merely
buffering from a temporary ailment,
brought on by the low fever and long
continued sea diet.
"What are the lessons of tho Kantl
BR fight?' he was asked.
"First, smokeless powder; second,
no woodwork on war ships. The
Spaniards were burned up."
"What Is your opinion about tho
scuttling of the Spanish ships after
"It was wioug and in violation of
every prlnclpio of good faith on the
part of a conquered foe," replied tho
captain. "The men who did those
acts forfeited their right to be pro
tected and should have been shot then
and there. Scuttling a ship after sur
render is treachery. I do not believe
that Admiral Ccrvcra gave orders for
anything of tho kind. No, no, hu Is a
gentleman. Irresponsible men com
mitted the outrage."
"How did the speed of the Spanish
ships In action compare with that
promised by their builders?"
"Tho vessels certainly came out
with a rush and In fine style," taid
Captain Clark, "llut they failed to
maintain their speed owing to tho In
efficiency of their stokers or tho neg
lected condition of their machinery.
That rush of Ccrvcra's was really ono
of the finest things of history and had
tho ships divided, at least ono might
have got away. Thcro was no pre
monitory symptom, not a sign that the
licet was coming."
NEARLY 5,000 PRISONERS SAIL
Three Spanish Transport I.rsve Santiago,
Bantiaoo vk Crh, Aug. UT. The.
Spanish transports San Francisco, San
Augustine, and Colon left this after
noon for Spain with J.MIS Spaniards,
including fifteen officers and their
families, and four priests'. Light men
died on tho way-to tho ship.' Their
corpses were "checked o!T ' as. passen
ger. Oenoral Toral, when bidding adieu
to Spanish officers and men who were
leaving, said: "Conquered, wo yield
with honor to ourselves and Spain.
"Whatever may ho the future of Cuba,
history will prcerve the story of your
heroic and noble deeds In this coun
try. Wo regret our failure and its
cost in treawnro and in blood; but you
havo nobly fought and nobly lost."
SICK COMING HOME,
Missouri Itellef, Train Ieateii Washing
Washington, Aug. .'7. Among the
arrivals in tho city yesterday was Ad
jutant General ltell of Missouri, ac
companied by George W. Kerry and Dr.
G, D. Mr. Cull of the same state. Gen
eral Hell's visit here was for the pur
pose of maklug arrangements for tak
ing back to Missouri the sick soldiers
of the Third and Fourth Missouri vol
unteers, who are. now in military hos
pitals around this city. The total num
Jcr of nick reported was about 200. All
these inon are to be taken to St. Louis
on a special train of eight sleepers,
which will leave Washington Sunday
morning and will arrive in St. Intuit
bout 3 o'clock Monday afternoon.
lllaaoiirl HoclalUt Ntate Ticket.
Kt. Louis, Mo., Aug.,J7. The Social
Labor party has ended Its state con
vention and tho following ticket is
placed in the field: Judge of supreme
court, long term, C. Chrlstenlmrdon,
Kansas City; short term, C Cunning
ham, Kansas City; state superintend
ent of public schools, Mario Hnwland,
Kansas City; railroad and warehouse
commissioner, 8. S. Andrews, Itcvicr,
Maoon county. The convention passed
off very quietly.
Telegraphers Qnlt Wo,rk.
Washington, Aug, 27. Trouhh
Mil eh for some tlmo has been brewing
among tho telegraphers in the cmploj
of tho war department culminated yes
terday afternoon in the resignation o
four of the operators. Other operatort
are likely to relinquish their placet
unless satisfactory assurances nrt
given that their grievances will hi
remedied. The men expect to briuo
the trouble to the attention of Assist'
ant Secretary Melklojohn. Tho trouhlt
Is said to arise from extra work, foi
which no pay has been allowed the op
SHAFTER TALKS ON SANTIAGO
"A Cainpiilf;" Hiirrrmful In tho Hlghr!
Santmoo. Aug. 27. Prior to em
barking on the steamer Mexico, Major
General Shaftcr consented td be Inter
viewed. During tho Interview ho dis
cussed In general tonus tho campaign
that has Just ended. Tho bare pros
pect of returning to tho United States
caused him to be more brighter, more
cheerful nnd less harassed looking
than nt any period slneoho embarked
at Tampa. Critics and (JeVractors were
tllko forgotten and with improved
health nnd the evident consciousness
that whatever might be the eventual
verdict of the operations beforo Santi
ago, a difficult campaign had been
brought to a successful conclusion. Ho
spoke with greater energy and moro
vigor than at any tlmo since the capit
ulation. General Shaftcr said,'
GOT MORL' THAN UK EXPKCTED.
"I look upon the campaign JuLt
closed as a successful one in tho high
est degree, not only in regard to tho
mllltnry operations, but moro especi
ally in regard to tho great results
achieved. When wo decided to attack
Santiago wc looked for nothing moro
as the immedate fruit of victory than
tho capture of tho city. What has
been achieved is tho capitulation of tho
eastern part of tho province, from a
line at .llbari to the south coast, to
gether with tho enemy's forces,
amounting to almost 21,000 men. Sure
ly this was tho most notablo achieve
ment of tho campaign, bearing in
mind tho Ucrco opposition we encount
ered and the comparative smallucss of
our own forces.
"From it military point of view I
perhaps took steps which might not
lie deemed Justifiable under other cir
cumstances, but I knew tho temper
nnd tho capabilities of my soldiers and
the moral effect of our gradually
cooping up tho cuemy within his own
KNEW HETTEU, PERSONALLY.
"My engineers were very apprehen
sive that tho Spandlnrds might break
through on my left nnd cut oft Si
ltoncy. This, from a purely military
standpoint, might have been truth
fully correct, bttt personally I had not
for a moment any fear on that score.
Tho result has, I think, proved tho
correctness of my conclusions.
"Our primary object was to drive
Ccrvcra out and next to take tho town.
Wn had gradually driven the Spaniards
back on his lines, circling tho city nnd
slowly advancing day by day. The
enemy began losing spirit ns soon as
our guns had been placed in a position
to cover tho town.
"When Cervera left the sltuntlon
was changed. Tlicj town was at toy
mercy nnd had I given the order for a
direct assault it would have been
taken within four hours. I bclicvo
that with the forces then nt my com
mand, reinforced ns thoy had been,- I
was In a position to takw the city by
"llut if I had taken a step of nuch a
character what would havo been tho
result? I estimate that our casualties
would havo been .1,000 men and tho
action I took has had moro brilliant
real results without heavy loss of val
KNEW TOltAT. WOULD GIVE UP.
"The town itself is admirably situ
ated for defense, and the fight would
have been a long and bloody one.
Every house Is strongly constructed of
stone nnd entirely dllTorcnt from the
ordinary framo buildings. Every
house was a little fortress itself. Had
the Spaniards, forced by desperation,
fought tho battle out in the streets
our lots would have been enormous,
llut from tho moment General Toral
made a proposition for a conference I'
knew lie was determined to glvo up
nnd acted accordingly.
SICK ONLY TWO DAYS.
"Personal reflections have been cast
Upon mo because I wa not on tho
fighting line. This was not tho place
for a general In command of an army.
It must be remembered thnt I was con
nected by telephone' with tho officers
at the front and was better able to di
rect operations from the. position I had
taken. Have for two days when ill, I
was In direct command of this cam
paign, which I consider unique in
American history, for it was really the
first time the United States had fought
with Its regular army. Tho civil war
was a war of volunteers, but this cam
paign was fought by our regular
"1 did not notice tho fact at first,
but the ro were oulv three volunteer
regiments engaged against tho Span
lards. While the highest credit in to
be given them and they fought bravely
and well, there was the moral support
of the- regulars back of It all.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS LACKED.
"Our volunteers lacked that unity,
cohesion and individual support 'no
ticeable in our trained troops, but at
Ithe samp time no disparagement
should be made of the volunteer regi
ments in tho campaign. What they
lacked otherwise they made up for in
enthusiasm and patriotic spirit and I
desire to command no better army
than the one composed of tho class of
volunteers under mo in tho Santiago
"Tho operations of the regulars in
the campaign have proved conclusively
Mictr superiority over somj organiza
tions oi statu mlliMa in which thomsn
nre partly comp filed to servo by a
sense of shame. Out they do not show
tho enthusiasm of volunteers.
"Thcro has been some question con
v'crnlng tho transportation facilities of
tho army. Tho facilities were ullthoro
and tho transportation equipment pro
vlded was nil It should havo been, but
our difficulties wero enormous. Thcro
was only ono road and to havo built
mother wculd have taken two years,
The nature at vWountry.thn weather
all he thluge helped to dlsorgaait
MILKS COMING- HOME.,
TROOPS TO LAND IN BROOK
The Men In Mne Will lie Commanded
by General Wilson anil Itcvlowrd 1 17
Major Oennrnl Mllrn !en. Ilrnnko
(loci to Nan .Junn to Take Command.
Nkw YoitK, Aug. .10. A dispatch to
tho New York Herald from Ponco says:
Details of tho homeward movement
havo been practically completed. Gen
eral Miles and his staff, and eight com
panies of tho Second Wisconsin volun
teers will leave to-morrow night. The
Fourth Pennsylvania volunteers aro to
start homo on Wednesday.
All of the cavalry hor.sos, guns, car
riages of batteries, etc., of Pennsyl
vania, will leavo on the Mississippi
Thursday, whllo tho men of tho three
Pennsylvania batteries and tho Third
battalion of tho Second Wisconsin will
bail the same day on tho Concho.
Tho men nnd guns of the Missouri.
Illinois and Indiana batteries arc to
leavo on tho Alamo Friday nnd the
battery horses on tho Uto Saturday.
Tho'Slxth Illinois volunteers will fol
low on tho Scnccn and another ship
not yet named.
It has been arranged that tho whole
detachment of about 5, 000 men will
land in Hrooklyn. After resting there
it few days they will parade ((cross the
bridge to Wall street, to Krondway, to
Fifth avenue and thence to Central
park. Tins men In lino will bo com
manded by General Wilson nnd Gen
eral Miles will review them.
BROOKE TO GO TO SAN JUAN.
Army lIi-ndo,uar(rr to ISo Moved to tho
Capital of the Inland.
Ponok, Porto Uico, Aug. 30. .Gen
frnl llrooko Is preparing to move to
Sun .1 nun. One hundred wagons have
been sent to him from Ponco to 'trans
port supplies across tho mountains.
It seems probable that he will take all
the forces nt Guauica, including tho
Roports of disorder continue. The
authorities believe tho outbreaks are
sporadic and will soon unlet down.
I General Miles will probably issue a
proclamation calling for order und de
creeing severo penalties for disobedi
ence. Tho trial by 11 military commission
of twelve civilian prisoners, charged
with burning tho town of Cotto. began
to-day in Ponce. Colonel Griffin of the
First volunteer engineers wilt preside.
The prisoners, having noeounsel. Gen
eral Wilson has detailed Major Walton
of the pay corps to act in that capac
ity. This is the first trial of civilians
since tho military occupation of tho
TO CONTROL AS IN SANTIAGO.
How the President Proposes to Deal for a
Time With Cuba.
WASijiNnTON, Aug. HO. Tho instruc
tions to tho Cuban and Porto Hican
military commissions wcro drawn up
and approved by tho President before
'ho left Washington and arc now ready
to bo delivered to tho president of each
beforo ho leaves. Tho instructions are
not inado public, but their general
terms arc unowu to bo the samo as
tho instructions sent to General
Shatter regarding tho government of
Santiago, and to General Merritt re
garding tho Philippines. TIiIh will
mean that tho military commission
will tako control of Cuba and Porto
Rico as tho military governor now
controls that portion of Cuba surren
dered to tho United States after tho
Santiago campaign. Mnny of tho
minor details relative to the evac
uation of tho island nro left
to tho committee who will
refer diluent t points to Washington.
There Is no longer doubt that the
United States will take full control of
Porto Kico. Tho instructions to the
Cuban military commission mean, that,
for tho present, at least, the United
Stntes will assume tho government
nnd control of tho remainder of the
islnnd ns in Santiago.
OTHER NATIONS WILL FOLLOW
Oar's Proposition Keetns I.lkely lo Ham
h Mont Important I'.nVot.
London, Aug. 30. The czar's propc
sltinn for nn international conference
for tho purpose of securing real and
lasting peace among tho powers and
the termination of tho progressive in
creabu in armaments, as conveyed in n
note from Count MuravielT, the Hits
sinu foreign minister, to the foreign
diplomats of St. Petersburg, is likely
to produce a sensation throughout
Europe, and coming from such 11 quar
ter and with such evident sincerely of
purpose, it isllkoly to havo important
effects. There is iq doubt that, with
Russia taking tho lend in such a step,
Germany, France and the other na
tions will bo ready to follow."
Never Out of It,
says she urn It out 01
Must bo u mlKtnko."
"Know'd her fur forty yours nn'
never heard o' hor boin' out o' curi
osity n tniuuto durln' tho hull time,"
Washington, Aug. 30. The follow
ing troops havo been ordered mustered
out: Ninth Massachusetts, from Mid
dletown, Pa., to South Fratninghnm,
Mass.; Seventh Illinois, from Middle
town to Springfield; Firs.t Illinois, Lex
ington. Ivy., to Springfield; Fifth III!
nois, Lexington to Springfield; Sixty
fifth New York, from Camp Alger to
Iluffalo; Fifth Ohio infantry, from
Fernandina, Fla., to Columbus, Ohio;
First Wisconsin, from Jacksonville to
Camp Douglass, Wis.; Third Uulted
States Volunteer cavalry (Grlgsby's),
at Chlckamnuga; Fourth Texas, at
who got the delicacies?
Crcnm Hent to tho Olivette for
iller Wits Htnten and Hold.
Nr.w YoitK, Aug. 30. A dispatch to
Hie New York Herald from lloston
says: Tho death of Lieutenant Tif
fany and tho intimations regarding
the Olivette made by Ileltnont Tiffany
and tho physician who attended his
brother, has awakened great Interest
in tho cruise of that ship.
Frederick Miller, a seaman on tho
Olivette, charged that tho delicacies
put on tho Olivette for the sldk nnd
wounded were not given to them, but
wcro sold in limited quantities to
thoso who had money to buy, nnd
these wero the officers nnd passengers
rather than the sick soldiers. He said:
"Wo loft Santiago in n wretched con
dition and lack of proper food and
treatment on tho voyage eamo
very near being disastrous to all
tho sick and wounded men.
treatment was outrageous and
it is a
wonder that any of them survive.
Those who were ablo to walk got food
from tho sailors and llrcm.'n, but. of
course, ull could not ba fed in that
"Ice cream, ginger ale and other
delicacies were put on board for tho
sick and wounded. The food nnil
drink never reached the soldiers, for
they were sold to the passengers.
When wo got to Montauk Point what
was left 6f the lec cream was sour and
was thrown overboard."
NATIVES TO WORK AT MANILA
War Una Given Wuy to Farming A
Spaniard Ho.cnod lijr American.
New Yomt. Aug. 30. A dispatch to
Iho New York Herald from Manila says:
Indications arn that the natives aro re
suming pcacefftl pursuits. They aro
tearing away tho trenches uround
Santaua and Pasya aud beginning tho
cultivation of the fields.
Seven unarmed Tnglo soldiers, under
a captain, were arrested Saturday in
San Sebastian. They were dragging
a Spaniard, bound and gagged, along
the street. They said they were tak
ing a Spanish spy out to shoot htm.
Their captive was rescued by the
American soldiers. -The rebels had a
pass signed by Colonel Montenegro,
authorizing them to patrol the city.
Some of tho rebels abducted a wo
man from the Hlnondo district Friday
taking her away from a child I months
old. Tho woman has not been seen
since. The provost officers arc look
ing for her kidnapers.
Plans for the sanitation of Mnnjla
aro almost completed.
(iencrnl lloynton Itrport on the Condi
tion of HimpHalt at Camp Thomas.
Washington, Aug. 30. A few days
ago Secretary Alger issued an order
to General II. V. Hoyntou, now nt
Chicttmuaugn park, to make n thor
ough and searching investigation of
all tho hospitals, in Camp Thomas
and report instantly any lack of at
tention of the inmates, any inefficiency
in the medical officers or any need of
supplies of whatever kind. Last night
tho following telegram was received
by Adjutant General Corbin:
"Havo completed investigating hos
pitals under secretary's order. Re
sults exceedingly favorable In nil es
sential features. The facts effectually
dispose of all recent sensational nd
Tho results of General Uoyntou's in
vestigation afforded the officials of tho
war department great satisfaction. A
copy of General Uoynton's dispatch
was sent to President McKinlev.
AG UINALD0 LOSING HIS. GRIP.
tnmircenti DUaiitLMcd and There Are
'J Charce of Another Kelt-Out.
London, Aug. 30. The Manila cor
respondent of tho Times says:
"Tho situation, although undoubt
edly unsatisfactory, remains unchanged
pending a final settlement. Aguinnldo
proposes to remove his headquarters
immediately to tho largo town of Ma
lulus, province of Hulacan, situated on
t lie railway lino, twenty miles north of
Manila. Thero'ho wilt -sjtly assem
ble a congress chosen from the leading
Filipinos who favor tho insurgent
cause. He further intends to send a
representative to Paris to argue his
claims for tho establishment of an in
Considerable dissatisfaction is ap
parent nmong tho insurgent troops,
and n frank expression of opinion is
heard that Agulualdo is again selling
AFRAID OF COURT-MARTIAL.
tough Klder Commit Suicide Rather
Than Kara Charges.
Nkw Yoiik, Aug. 30. -Private Harry
Duval of Troop A of tho Kdugh Riders
killed hlmsejf yesterday; by shooting
himself In the temple at Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point. The suicide took
place in tho guard house, where he
was under arrest. He had been ab
sent from camp for thirteen days with
out leave of absence, aud feared to face
court-martial. Ho enlisted from Ari
zona and was considered an exellent
trooper. He will bo given a military
funeral by his comrades.
Srrntid Mlinourl Hoapltat Train Kn Itont
to Nt. taut.
Camp Mradr, Pa., Aug. 30. Tho
Missouri hospital train, with 133 sick
soldiers of that state, twenty-one of
whom wcro from the Third and thirty
one from tho Fourth Mir.sourl, in camp
here, loft Harrlsburg yesterday for St.
Iouis, in charge of Adjutant General
Roll. Klghty of the sick were brought
from the Dunn taring hospital.
Several civilians wero arrested in
camp for selling whisky to the soldiers,
nnd one, a camp follower of the Third
Missouri, was given thirty days for
wiling the stuff to two small children.
.NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mnit Important llupprnlncx of the lit
Seven Unjn Itrlrllj-.Mentioned All Por
tion of the State Covered A ThnrouRli
Ilmuiuu of Nfbruulm 'im.
Wednrnduy, Align! 94.
Word tins reached Xellgh thnt John
Rocsser, aged nbout twenty-five, was
shot nnd killed in Sherman township,
Antelope county. No particulars tiro
obtainable. Tl o coroner has gone out
Lincoln people Inst evening cele
brated the opening of the hundsomo
new passenger und freight depot
erected nt Eighth nnd S street by the
Missouri Pacific and Elkhorn roads.
Road officials and citizens made speech
es, and refreshments wero served.
The official wenthcr rvport issued by
tho University of Nebraska shows that
the past week has been hot nnd dry,
with an cnccss of.suushiuc and brisk
southerly winds. Tho overage daily
temperature excess varied from n de
grees in the western counties to some
thing over 7 degrees in tho eastern.
Tho daily maximum temperatures
were nbout W) degrees generally on
the lust three days of the week and in
many southern counties was over
100 degrees. Tho rainfall has been
light and consisted of showers the
first days of the week. In most of tho
southern und in a few of the central
und northern counties the rainfall ex
ceeded one-half of nn inch und In small
urons exceeded an inch, lit a consid
erable portion of the stnte the rainfall
was less than onc-tcntli of tin incli and
In many places no measurable amount
fell. The cloudless days and high
temperature of tho past week have
caused corn to advance toward maturi
ty very rapidly. In the northern
counties anil in sections where the
moisture was sufficient tins has been
exceedingly favorable for corn. In
many sections tho lack of moisture,
combined with the high temperature,
has caused corn to dry out and ripen
too rapidly. This will cnuso much
chaffy corn In the southern counties
nnd will quite generally rcducti tho
yield of corn in the southern counties.
Fall plowing has made good progress,
but the ground is getting too dry in
some counties. A little rye has been
sown. Pastures need ruin.
Thurxday, Auirutt '1H.
Ueatrlcc people have decided to hold
another corn carnival this fall, and
Wcdnesduy, October ll,ls the date set
Superintendent Kelly of the music
department of the exposition announces
the engagement of the famous Inncs
band of New York. This is the banl
which wns so highly commended 11 1
Nashville nnd which a number of the
uoncessioulsts und others who partici
pated in the Nashville show have been
recommending ever since the exposi
tion opened. The InncH band will be
gin its engagement September -'.", suc
ceeding tho Mexican band, and will
remain until the close of the exposi
tion. The particulars of the death of John
Roesser, which occurred recently in
Antelope county, nro ns follows: Roes
ser and one Ludwig were out; hunting
utter chickens and en mo upon John
Drayton's land. Drayton came to
them und attempted to arrest them.
Roesser had a gnu In tho wagon ninl
lifted it up, nnd in tho struggle for its
possession, the driver, Ludwig.sturted
the team, Drayton'was thrown down
under tho wngon. nnd the gun was dis
charged. The charge entered the
lower part of Roesser's face, passed
upward and blew the top of his head
off;1 Tho coroner's t verdict was acci
dental death. No arrests were made.
Roesser leaves 11 wife und two children.
Friday, AiiRiMt -'.
Dr. Finney, city physician of Lin
coln, has decided to amputate the arm
of John Johnson, the man who was in
jured in the Burlington yards some
time ago by reason of having gone to
sleep under a car.
John W. Tllack. manngcr of the Ne
braska City Canning company, was so
unfortunate as to get his hand caught
between n heavy timber and some iron
machinery, mashing the hand quite
badly, although It Is not believed the
Injury is serious enough to necessitate
Susie Itaum. who"deellned to pay her
foont renttoherlundliidy,Susli! White,
at 1026 "south Fourteenth street, Omaha,
objected to being put out of her rooms,
and w.en the White woman under
took to set her out she sunk her tenth
into tho landlady's brow and eyelid
until it rvqulred several stitches to
heal the bleeding breach.
At Table Jtqck'Robe,rt Wood and
Mrs. II. A. Priitlps'wero very badly In
jured ns a remit of n bicycle collision,
Mrs. Phillips wo the inont hurt of the
two, being knocked Into unconscious
ness. Hlu. has u bad bruise on the
base of the brain. Wood's noso was
Hatnrdajr, Augutt !97.
The safe In tho Pierce postoflice wn.s
blown open nnd 80.I worth of stamps
of S, 8t and 10-centdenomlnntlons were
A late order of the war department
assigning the otllcers appointed to tho
regular urmy from private life, places
Frank Unrr of Lincoln in tho Third
Infantry. Ward II. Pershing, brother
of J. J. Pershing, Is assigned to the
Krf s was received at Edgar of the
death of Claud MeNichols of' troop K,
Culver's cavalry. His parents received
a dispatch last Satdrday thai ho was
sick with typoid fever, and tho mother
left at once for tho bedside of her son,
but lie died beforo she could gut Jo
him. The body wus brought houv for
Last evening while lighting nn oi)
stove which had overrun. Mrs. M. C.
Simpson of Long Pine Ignited tho oil i
and came near losing her life. As it
is she is in a very critical condition,
being burned about the head and nrina.
The house was only saved by Mrs.
Simpson seizing the stove and carry
ing It out of doors, in which net her
clothing caught lire. Shu is being
cared for by Dr. Laws.
The funeral of Ida Ltntcr, daughter
of Mrs. Hattlc Lintner of Lincoln wuh
held last Friday. The death of this
child is of more than passing interest,
for during the past year her life hii.t
been precarious and due to extraordi
nary medical und surgical menm. A
year ago site drank concentrated lys
by mistake and the result wus 11 strict
ure of tho oesophagus that prevented
the passage of food to tho stomach.
Tubes to keep tho pnssngo open, unit
intestinal inject 1 in of food havo been
resorted to but at last all means failed.
The child wns particularly lovable anil
patient under ufillction und inudo u
host of friends.
Simdiiy, AucoHt -H.
The depot at Ames was robbed of So
worth of postage .stumps.
On Thursday, September 1, the cit
izens of Wiijno will hold u big barbc
cue nnd pence jubilee
A youthful passenger from Carlisle
Ph.. went through Omaha en route to
Rawlings, Wyo. Llttlu Irene Camp
bell, uged five years, is making the
trip across the continent all by her
self, and so far she seems to be get
ting along ull right, despite her few
years. Her father is 11 teacher of tho
Indians at Fort Washakie, where she
expects to go by ovcrlund stage from
The Omaha police are searching for
Wutson M. Webster, u young man
nineteen years old, who left his home.
1T0S California street, Omaha, August
lit and has since been lost sight of.
Webster left hone on the date of his
disappearance to take n boat rldo ou
the river. The police tire inclined to
the theory that the young man was
drowned, hut his parents do not enter
tain such a thought. It is their be
lief thnt he has been held up und in
jured by"footpiuls and is being taken
cure of somewhere. He had consider
able money on his person when ho loft
Monday, AugUHt SO.
The corner stone of the M.K. church
nt lirokcu How was laid last Saturday
at 11 a. ni. Tho ceremony wns per
formed by the Masonic fraternity.
Afterwards the crowd was served 11
free dinner in the south side, park by
the M. K. ladles. The church is to bo
the largest in town und will be pushed
A distressing shooting aflnir oc
curred two miles north of Albion last
evening about 10 o'clock. The facts
uh obtainable are that W. T. Livesay
fired a charge of shot in the air, us ho
supposed, for the purpose of frighten
ing n wuy some boys near his uutlou
patch. The noise the boys made w:ts
in a westerly direction aud he fired
in a northerly one, thinking all tho
boys wcr. together. Three of tho
boys were standing or lying quietly
in the direction of fire aud tho charge
took effect in the head of Albert Par
rott, Indicting u dangerous wound.
Iloth parties lire of highly respected
fumilie-. und the deepest regrets of the
whole community aro felt over tho
Tuesday. Aueimt HO.
The following proclamation for ttie
observance of Labor day has Uceii
given out by tho governor:
Hxccntive Chamber, Lincoln, Neb.
Labor Day Proclamation: The ritnttt
of Nebraska, in common with many -other
states, having by law and cus
tom most fittingly set aside the first
Monday of September as a legal holi
day to be known us "labor duy," und.
labor being the. chief factor in redeem
ing our prairies from savugery t
civilization; in building our cities nmt
towns; in constructing our railways
and other internal improvements; in
feeding and clothing our people; 'in
supporting our schools und churches;
in contributing to tho nrts of pence
and 1waring the burdens of war.
Now, therefore, I, Silas A. Holcomb,
governor of the state of Nebraska,
deeming it especially appropriate ut.
this time, when the Trans-Mississippi
and International exposition is in pro
gress, an exposition in itself u monu
ment to the skill nnd intelligence of
the American laborer, do hereby, In
conformity y lavV, set aside, und pro
claim Monday, September ft, A, D.
1898, u legal holiday, and recommend
on that day that all factories, work
shops, stores and all places of buslnesn
where labor is employed, be closed,
und that all classes be given the op
portunity to properly observe the day
to the cud that our people be taught,
the grandeur nnd nobility of liibor'and
learn the lesson that tho future great
ness nnd perpetuity of our nation de
pends largely dipon the intelligence,
skill und patriotism of well-ruwnnled
und justly treated American labor.
In testimony whereof, I have hereun
to set my hand aud caused to lie affixed
the great seal of the state of Nebraska,
Done ut Lincoln this 127th day of
August, A. I). 1M8. Sll.AH A. llOM.-OMIi.
Ity the gouernor.
W, I' Portkr, Secretary of State.
Audltor(krnnll is Htuxliug out cop
ies of Attorney-General Smyth's opiu
ion in which it is hold thnt county
treasurers and township treasurers
may retain their fees or commissions
from taxes collected. Tho opinion
will be adhered to by Auditor' Cornell.
The O. nuhu police today urrested
Joseph S. Klrby as the man who held
up a Hanseoiu park street ear and
robbed the conductor and inotormau.
He hud been identified by the con
dvetor aud unswers tho description
previously given, ovqn to the red bahj
dunu handkerchief found iu his pock
et, which wus used us n mask.
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