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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
COAL COMPANY TO IMPLI
CATE THE GOVERNOR.
A Oraad imrj Nay Ma Aekad to Inflict
Mm Cblef Kaacutlva far the Virden
Tragedy Xfc Ceroaer' laqaett Draft
Vctdiit, I1L, Oct. 17. Attorney
vTllliaas Tatton of the Chleago-Virden
Goal company Is authority for the
statement that no furthor Attempt
will be made to bring tho Alabama
effroea whose coming resulted in the
lee of so many lives. There is under
consideration, according to Attorney
Pattern, an attempt to fix the responsi
bility for the tragedy upon the gov
enter of Illinois. The lawyer declares
that It is the intention of the coal
company to press the matter and it
wil be for the grand jury of Macoupin
county to say whether Governor Tan
er shall answer in court.
J. Franklin Eyster, manager of the
company store, who was nearly killed
by the mob, Wednesday, is recovering.
The militia commander. Colonel
Young, has placed a guard of soldiers
at the house to which Eystcr wao
The authorities at Springfield are
considering the ad visibility of sending
another Gatllng gun here to bo placed
Inside the stockade. Colonel Young,
however, does not constdor additional
Coroner Hart to-day resumed the in
fuest into the death of the victims of
the fight at the Chicago-Virden Coal
company's plant insldo the stockade.
Three witnesses were examined, all
ex-guards of the company. They ad
mitted that they were present during
the fight, but denied having taken
pari In the battle. One witness swore
thai be, together with about twenty
live others, were sworn In by Sheriff
Davenport as deputies. In tho cross
examination Attornoy Mooney, repre
senting the Miners' union, brought out
the fact that the witness had nover re
ceived a written commission or bad
never filed a bond.
Lawyer Mooney said: "Have you n
eopy of the statutes?"
"No, not with me," Jcpllcd Mr. Pat
ton. I am sorry," said Mr. Mooney, "as
X would like to show you my authority.-
One of the jurora then spoke up and
asked: "Mr. Mooney, do I understand
you to say that it is necessary to filo a
bond and have a written commission
to create a legnl deputy sheriff 7"'
The minora' attorney assured him
that such was the fact.
"Then," aald the Juror. "I can sny
there have been lots of papers served
la Macoupin county that aro illegal,
as I have served as deputy sheriff num
berless times for years and have ncvor
given a bond or received a written
The mine officials have yet given no
intimation regarding the number of
Witnesses they expect to present, but
from the leisurely manner the inquest
was conducted to-day It may be pro
longed a wock. It is tho evident in
tention to bring out as much testi
mony on both sides as possible. Law
yer Mooney is apparently trying to
get testimony tending to Implicate the
Inmates of the stockade and the train
guards in tho battle while tho company
attorney is drawing out detailed indi
vidual statements of personal experi
ences of the guards.
Paha, I1L, Oct. in. Qtlet prevails
Bore to-day, the excitement over the
reported coming of tho Virden negroes
saving abated to a considerable extent
Major Butler is in full charge of tho
dty and has a guard watching every
railroad entrance. Many of the Pan a
rasinera who were at Virden during the
slot have returned.
Bt. Louis, Oct IS. The fifty-seven
negro men, with the fifteen women
usd children, who were brought to St.
&eta last night after being driven
Baot Virden, 111., are cared for by
Km city temporarily. The negroes de
al to be taken back to Alabama, but
heybave no transportation. Mayor
Velgenhela says that ho will demand
that the Chicago, St, Louis & Peoria
, Railroad company, which landed them
kere penniless and hungry, tako there
at of towaaa-alu.
1700 A WEEK DIE IN HAVANA.
CMoael WaHn; Hart the City retterlng
la Garbage An Kpldemla Feared.
Havana, Oct. IT. Colonel Waring'
first inspection of Havana has filled
bin with surprise. The conditions
are much worse than ho had expected.
Everything In favorable for an out
Weak of fever. Garbage remains in
the streets sometimes for days, though
ike Spanish authorities aro making
very effort to keep the fever iu check.
The streets, in many places, aro filled
vrHh festering matter. Last night
aaadreda of bushels of rotten potatoes
war dumped at the foot of Obispo
Dr. Wilson told Colonel Waring that
is tty was nover before in noon
attloa more favorable for a yellow
fever epidemic. la normal tlmea the
deaths la Havana number about 300 a
week. They arc cow averaging fully
Ma may. The deaths mostly result
trasa pernicious fever. " '
OttAvA, Jfob,, Oct. IT. Major Gen
eral William S. Sbaf ter was accorded
aaaoei generous welcome by Omaha
yesterday. When his t-taln arrived in
ike saoralng a large number of people
had gathered at the station to greet
iKe15 of Santiago. Later, upon tho
m fact atitn grounds, the manifestations
people tad respect for the general wore
Jtiok qit fare iu evidonce. General
uWuT" mc? sly m regard to a state-
V v !?teckinrldffe eoncernlnsr a
Uie.W JmmjPntlaro. Oeneral Shatter
kt believe Colonel Brook
j'Wde the remark, and
113 LIVES LOST AT SEA.
Tha Mcitircaa Founder Off the LUard
Kngland, FAiMotmr, England, Oct 17. Tha
British steamer Mohegan, Captain
Griffiths, belonging to the Atlantio
Transport company, has been wrecked
in tho vicinity of the Llsard, between
the Maaaelas and the Lowlands. It is
believed that about sixty-eight of her
passengers and crew were drowned.
Only 100 survivors have reached the
Tho reports received as to tho num
ber of survivors are extremely contra
dictory. It Is possible that the forty
five survivors at Port Uoustook may
be those rescued in the two journeys
which the life-boat at that place made
to the wreck. This would increase
the number lost to at least 113. Some
of tho rescued persons died from ex
haustion after landing. Everything
possible is doing to secure a correct
lint of the drowned and survivors.
One of the survivors of the Mohegan,
Mr. George Maude of New York, after
he hod sufficiently recovered to be able
to tell tho story of the wreck, said: "I
am a shipper of horses employed by
the American Transport company.
We left London Thursday and all went
well until 7 o'clock yesterday evening,
when most of tho passengers were at
dinner. Tho ateamcr was going at
full speed and suddenly we beard a
loud crash, which seemed to show that
we had collided with some other ves
sel. But when we rushed on deck wo
found the Mohegan was upon tho rocks
in the vicinity of the Llsard.
"Orders wcro given immediately io
lower tho boats, and the crew of the
stoamer behaved like heroes, ncr cap
tain stood upon tho bridge and the
greatest order prevailed among the of
ficers and crew.
"Tho steamer, however, immediately
began to settlo by the head. Two
boats were launched. Tho women were
sent away in the first boat. But
whether theso boats readied land I do
"I managed to secure a life belt and
jumped overboard in company with the
chief officer of the Mohegan, Mr.
Couch. He mode mo take off my coat
and shoes. Soon .fter that we were
parted from each other. When I was
leaving the vessel a littlo girl begged
ptteously that I try to savo her, as she
did not want to die yet I was power
less to help her.
"Eventually I caught hold of a plank
which was floating upon the water and
I clung to it for seven and a half hours.
At tho end of that time I was picked
up by a tug. I could not have lusted
"I cannot explain how the accident
accmred. Tho wholo matter ia not
very clear to me. "
From other sources it was learned
that the Mohegan sank about twenty
minutes after aho ran upon the rocks.
The local seamen who have been inter
viewed upon the subject, appear tin
ablo to explain how the Mohegan got
into such a position.
One of tho passengers rescuod by the
I'ort Houstouk lifeboat says that all
tho passengers were dining when the
catastrophe occurred, though somo of
the children and thoso who were sea
sick wcro in their bunks. Suddenly
tho Mohegan struck with a grating
noise. At first the engineers thought
this was caused by coal falling down
in tho bunkers, but a second shock fol
lowed and tho boat began to sottle. A
const guardsman who was on duty at
Covcract says ho noticed tho Mohegan
wan pursuing a dangerous course.
William Moore, a seaman of the
Mohegan, belonging to London, was
among the men who succeeded in
reaching Port Ilaustock. He said tho
vessel 6truck forward on the starboard
bow and sank head first, hor stern ris
ing right up in tho air. Moore sprang
overboard, and, after swimlng for a
considerable time, succeeded in reach
ing an empty lifeboat belonging to the
steamer. He got into tho boat and
started to row for tho shore. Some
Urao afterwards he saw one of his
shipmates, Hilson, on a raft Hilson
was exhausted, and Moore dragged him
into the lifeboat. Hilton's shoulder
was badly injured.
The sea was1 then running heavily
and tho lifeboat was nearly full of
nuu-i, ami uxier escaping two or three
rocks she was dashed to pieces. Mooro
and Hilson were washed ashore.
A, Grosmlth, a first cabin passenger,
who says he belongs to Guilford, but
had beon cngagod in farming1 In tho
united btatos for the last ten years, in
another of the sun-1 vers. He said,
"During the panic I jumped overboard
and swam about on hour, I reached a
rocit anu tried to climb upon It, but
tho waves were too strong for me. 1
afterwards found a raft with a sail on
it and I held up the sail with ono arm
and floated toward tho shore.
"While on tho raft I was washed
right over ono rock, Happily, I had
on a life belt and recovered the raft,
which then struck snother rock, to
which I held fast for somo time. After
wards I swam ashore, tho land being
only a short distance away from the
rook to which I was clinging."
All the survivors ara in a pitiable
condition and some of them have been
badly injured by waves and rocks and
are Buffering from bruises and torn
and fractured limb's.
Only the smokestack and mast of th
Mohegan can be seen above water.
The Mohegan ie a single-screw steel
vessel of 4,410 tons register, 460 feet
long, fifty-two feet in beam and about
thirty-six feet in depth of hold. Sh
had accommodations for liSpassentreri
and a capacity for 700 cattle. She is
ono of the five vessels recently pur
chased from the Wilson and Fumes
Leyland line by the Atlantic Trans
port company to replace the Mohawk,
Mobile, Massachusetts, Michigan and
Mississippi, which went sold to the
United Stated government to bo used
The Lizard is the southernmost point
In England. It is at tho extremt
southwest of the island. r
INFORMATION FROM ALL
PARTS OF THE WORLD.
Event of Mora Than raxing Interet
Which Hava TnnFlrrdfi1nc tha War
Ended Peace ProgTeee and Movements
f Army, Navy, and Departments.
Wednesday, October 19.
Yellow fever cases In tho south con
tinue to increase, end tho inhabitants
are anxiously awaiting tho coming of
Tcsse James, Jr., has been nrrcstcd
at Kaunas City for alleged complicity
in tho Missouri Pacific hold up near
Leeds, on September 24.
Aocordlng to a dispatch from Shang
hai the imperial clan have adopted as
the new emperor, a son of the late
emperor Tung-Chl, who shortly be
The American commissioners have
notified tho Cuban-Spanish commission
that the flog goes up on December 1,
whether the Spanish evacuate the
island by that time or not
The parade of tho 27th triennial con
clave of the Knights Templar held at
Pittsburg, Pa., yesterday was the
largest In its history, over twenty
thousand plumed knights being In line.
Dr. N. S. Lincoln, one of the oldest
and best known physlcinns of Wash
ington. D. C, is dead. He was ono of
the physicians in attendance upon
President Garfield, following his
shooting by Gultcau.
The naval board which has been in
vestigating the Santiago battle have
reached the conclusion that Sampson
and Schley played but a small part;
that the fight was a "captain's" fight;
that the fleet followed Sampson's gen
eral orders isnued to cover such an
emergency, and that the Oregon. Tex
as, and Iowa boro the brunt of the
President McKlnley nnd his cabinet
arrived in Oranha lust night Tho
president's trip from Washington to
the Nebraska metropolis was a con
tinued ovation. At Cedar Hapidn, la.,
tho president left tho train for his first
time and made a lengthy speech from
a handsomely decorated platform to a
crowd of about 10.000. At Omaha he
was greeted by the largest crowd that
ever asrcmbled for n similar purpose.
Today the president will put in a busy
day n't the exposition.
Thtmday, October 1.1.
Secretary Alger will recommend the
construction of u railroad through
A dispatch from Walker, Minn., says
the Pillager IndiniiB promise to be
Tho battleships Oregon nnd Iowa
sailed from New York under sculed
orders from Washington.
Howurd Gould und Kuthryn Clem
mons, tho actress, wcro married yes
terday in. New York. No member of
tho Gould family was present
Yesterday was a red lcttor day in
Omaha. It was president's du'y of
Peaco jubilee week, und surpassed all
expectations. The crowd in Omaha
was double that of any ever seen there,
and it is impossible to say how many
were present. Thousunds had no
place to sleep, and many hundreds
were unable to get to the exposition
grounds until late in the afternoon.
The exorcises of tho duy passed off
without a hitch.
The union miners and tho imported
negro laborers clashed at Virden, 111.,
yesterday, and a score ' or more are
dead anil many aro seriously wounded.
Shortly afternoon yesterday a Chicago
. Alton train bearing 200 negro miners
from the south arrived at the stockade
around the Chicago-Virden Coa' com
pany's mines, and almost Immediately
a general engagement ensued. The
engineer of the train was hit and fell
to the floor of tho cab. The fireman
seized the throttle, pulled it open with
n jerk, und the train pulled out, car
rying a load of wounded negroes to
Springfield. Governor Tunner says
responsibility for outbreak rest with
the mine owners. Troops were dis
patched to the scene nnd disarmed
everybody who carried weapons. No
more trouble is feared. Governor Tan
ner declares he will not allow opera
tors to import negro convicts to run
mines in Illinois.
One of Kooscvelt's rough riders passed
through Lincoln Wednesday enroute
home to Dallas, Tex., from u New
York hospital, where ho suffered a
long siege of the fever. His narao was
John Ilartman. nnd he carried with
his discharge, on the back of which
wan a notation commending him for
service when he was physically unable.
He says ho does not caretosee another
Santlugo campaign, and would'nt join
the regular army for any pay Uncle
Sam might offer. Tho sufferings dur
ing that remarkable campaign has not
been half related. Mr. Hurtinan savs.
nnd one can hardly imagine what the
soldiers had to go through. He thinks
tho death lois was remarkably llcht
considering the difficulties encoun
tered, tho exposure, climate und heavy
fighting. Like all other followers o'f
ltoosevclt, ho Is n great admirer of his
leader, hudinays the sentiment in New
York City isyery 6trong iu his favor.
Friday, October 14
The explosion of pas in a colliery at
Tamaquo, Pa,, resulted in the death of
If a man is a coward he is scorned
and abused; if a woman is a coward
alio is loved and encouraged.
Chaplain Mclntyre of the brttleship
Oregon, who has been on trial by
courtmartlal at Denver, was found to
be guilty of the charges preferred and
he was sentenced to be dismissed from
Fire that broke out in the brewery
of Bets A. Newark .New York City,
eaused a loss of 9100.000. Spontane
Snow fell in Chicago 'yesterday for
over an hour.
The United States transport Obdam,
which left Santiago do Cuba for the
United States, was obliged to put back
becauso of a fire in her bunkers.
There has been a great change in
German public opinion on tho subject
of the retention of the Philippine Is
lands by the United States, The feel
ing towards America, generally, is
much more favorable thou u couple of
Tno report published yer.terday of
the report ii the naval engagement
which resulted In the destruction of
Ccrvcra's squadron, was unauthorized.
The report was manufactured by an
Thursday was a quiet day at Virden.
111., after the sanguinary encounter of
the day previous. The influence of
the military Is having a good effect
although no progress has been made
toward permanent peace.
President McKlnley left Omaha yes
terday morning on his way to St
Louis nnd Chicago. At tho depot he
spoke to tho assembled crowd, saying
he was well pleased with the reception
accorded him, and npoko very highly
of tho exposition. His trip through
Iowa wus a continual ovation.
Saturday, October IB.
Tho rebellious Pillager Indians at
Hear Island have signified their will
ingness to surrender.
Tho duchess of Marlborough, former
ly Connuclo Vanderbllt, gavo birth to
it son yesterday. Tills is tho second
Tho Seventh regiment, regular in
fantry, left Cump Wykoff yesterday,
and the cump is now no more, this be
ing the last regiment there.
According to nn official note de
livered to the American commissioners
nt Havana, Spanish troops in Cuba are
being rapidly shipped to Spain.
A five-year-old boy, Charlie Rocco,
sou of the commission man in Omaha,
was run over by an electric motor car
Friday afternoon and his body wus cut
nearly in two. He was killed instantly-
One hundred and twenty convales
cent soldiers from the volunteer regi
ments of General Lee's corps, part of
them being from tho Third Nebraska,
have been brought north to Old Point
The Atlantio Transportation Com
pany's steamer Mohegan foundered off
the Llznrd, between the Manuclcs nnd
the Lowlands near Falmouth, Eng.
Of tho 200 passengers und crew, but
thirty-one were saved.
President McKlnley reached St.
Louis yesterday pretty much tired out
from his continuousout-doorspcaking.
Ho wns greeted In tho Missouri me
tropolis by an immense throng which
was held back by tho Twelfth regular
infantry, veterans of the Santiago en
gagement Ho reviewed the parade
from the balcony of the Southern ho
tel. Snndny, October 10.
Segast-i denies that General Blanco
Is iu bad rcpulo at Madrid.
The funeral of Queen Louise of Den
mark took placo at Copenhagen.
There is no epidemic of typhoid fcvei
at Whipple barracks, Arizona.
Amund Johnson, a well known New
York builder, has become u bankrupt
A grand jury has been called at
Springfield to investigate the Virden
At Athens, On.. W. R. Smith shot
and killed W. 13. Wood. Both ure sol
diers. It is believed that General Gomez
will be the first president of tho Cuban
Monday, October IT.
Frank Cass and William Scbocht of
Toledo, O., were killed while crossing
The negro republic of Llborla is tak
ing steps to secure a protectorate un
der Uncle Sam.
Tho war investigation commission
has left Washington for Its trip to the
various camps to look Into their con
dition. Tho sultan has yielded to tho de
mand of the powers, and will with
draw tho Turkish troops from the
Island of Crete.
It is expected in tho highest circles
in Pekln, that the emperor of China
will be fonnully deposed on Novem
ber 23, tho birthday of tho empress
dowager, and that Prince Jun, a boy
of thirteen, will be nominated his suc
cessor. Taenday, October 1H.
The university of Chicago conferred
upon President McKinlcy the degree
of doctor of luws.
Illinois. Iowa, Missouri and Nebras
ka wcro visited by a general snow
storm. Much damage done.
Porto Rico became a United States
possession today, the flag being raised
over tho captain gcueral's official resi
dence. T.ho Rrltish steamer Blingfcll burned
at sea off Margat, Eriglaud. Eleven
of tho crcwand the captain's wife and
Tho Odessa correspondent of tho
Loudon Standard says Russia has
hastily concentrated 40.000 men at
Port Arthur, to be ready for any emer
gency at Pekin.
Tha grand jury at Kansas Cltv in
dicted Jesse Jumes, jr., for complicity
In the holding up of a Missouri Pacific
train at Holt Line Junction on the
night of September 23.
Tho dowager duchess of Sutherland
wjiile on board u train bound for
Calais, Franco, lost a satchel contain
ing 51(50,000 worth of diamonds. It is
thought thry were stolen.
General lllanco has acceded to tho
request of tho American evacuation
commission to permit frco entry of
Red Cross supplies ut tho ports of
Havana, Cienfurgos, Cardenas, Sugua
lu Grande, Calbalrcn, llahal Honda
and others of less Importance
Win. II. Murruy of Clinton, la., shot
and killed his wife Harriet, an incur
able insane patient of Oak Grovo asy
lum at Flint, Mich., und then killed
himself. He left letters for the direc
tion of his affair?, and one to the asy
lum physician, giving as his reason for
the act that It was the only way to
stop his wife's suffering.
The United States will take posses
sion of Porto Rico tomorrow. Hy then
most of tho Spanish officials and troops
will have departed for Spain.
General ldicon, who Is in command
of tho troops engaging tho Indians In
Minnesota, says the Indians need a
good sound thrashing, and that they
won't be petceuble until they ure
Private Charles Kcnn of tho Twenty
second Missouri volunteers, who shot
und killod Russell, the negro whom he
found with Mrs. Kenn when he went
home on a furlough, was uccqulttcd by
the coroner's jurv after a ten minutes
NEWS OF NEBRASKA
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Most ImMrtant Happening of the Tat
Beven Day Ilrlrfly Mentioned All Por
tions of the State Covered A Tlinruttzh
Kecnnie cf Nebraska Neir.
Wedneiday, October l!t.
All railway Bhopsand general offices
at Omaha were closed on President's
day at the exposition.
Miss Maud Ulrkly of Nebraska City
feel from her horse while riding und
received a broken collar bone.
Tho two Table Rock brick com
panies have already this season made
about 6,000,000 brick, most of uhlch
have been sold.
Tho Western Paper company of
Omaha has filed articles of incorpora
tion with the secretary of stnte. The
sapital stock is 9100,000.
While returning to his homo after
having taken his lady friend out driv
ing, Marlon Waters of Plattsmouth
was assaulted by unknown men und
received injuries from which he died
the day following.
Professor A. C. Fling, who hna been
principal of the high school at Nebras
ka City has been made superintendent
of schools in place of Professor Skinner,
deceased. Professor A. L. Keith of
Lincoln wns chosen to be principal of
the high school.
Thunday, October III
The street car lino connecting Liu
coin and ilavclock is nearly completed
and in a few days cars will be running
between the two cities.
nenry Watson, nged forty years,
and unmarried, was thrown from his
horse near Hcminirford and was in
stantly killed, the fall breaking his
The first shovelful of dirt on the ex
cavation for the now Union Pacific
depot at Omaha wns thrown yester
day. From now on the work will bo
Some Individual with more whisky
in his head than bruins stood outside
of Dr. Bentley's house nt Lincoln and
fired u few shots through the window.
No one was hurt
The northwestern Nebraska shecp
brccders' and woor-growcrs' associa
tion has been formed at Chadron by
the prominent sheepmen In that sec
tion of tho Stat. The object of this
orgaulzation is to promote, the inter
ests of the wool growers of northwest
Nebraska, and for their protection
against frauds and swindles.
Friday, October 14.
E S. Rand and wife of Wahoo cele
brated their golden wedding tins other
W. C. Worrell has been arrested
charged with statutory rupu on the
person of Graco Pope of Hastings.
Martin Johnson of Holdrege while
attempting to board tho II. & M. west
bound passenger train at Hnstings got
ono of his feet beneath the wheels,
with the result thut it was found nec
essary to amputate three of his toes.
While hunting in the woods north
of Nebraska City, in attempting to cut
down n tree in which there wns a pos
sum, licrt liishop let his hatchet slip,
cutting a bad gosh on the knee that
may cause it to be stiff for the re
mainder of his life.
Charles llirney of Snicm was per
haps fatally stabbed by Ed Dcclair,
at Marysvillc, Kan. The stabbing
was the result of a quarrel during a
horse race, llirney had a horse in the
race, and after the first heat was rub
bing his animal down, when Dcclair
came up and threw a buck ct of cold
water over the horse. This enraged
IJirncy, who assaulted Dcclair, the lat
ter stabbing his assailant with a pock
Saturday, October 10.
The Oxnard Ueet Sugar company of
Grand Island has notified parties in
that vicinity who raised beets this
year to continue shipment uutil all
their beets aro delivered. The com
pany reports the beets turning out re
markably well this year and parties
receiving S4.S0 per ton on 94 contracts.
Considerable of a scare has been
caused in Nebraska City und neighbor
ing towns owing to a report that there
was an epidemic of small pox in the
city. Such reports have led the board
of health to issue a circular letter in
which they state that uccording to the
physicians there is not, nor has there
been, any small pox there.
The socialist labor party has filed
its petition with Secretary of State
Portor for the placing upon the state
ticket of the socialist party from gov
ernor down. A petition was also filed
Wiethe secretary of state for tho
First congressional district with Fred
W. Herman of Lincoln as Its nominee
for congressman. .
Sunday, October 16.
The Beatrice corn curnlvul and
flower parade of 1898 was a success in
every particular. Conservative esti
mates places the attendance at 23,000.
Doubed up in a manger in a stable
la tho rear of 1108 Farnam street,
Omaha, the body of on unkuown man
was found. Tho man was dead,
but just how long it had boon since he
expired is not known.
Charles Hansen, left guard of the
tat university football cleven, suf
fered a fracture of tho left arm during
a scrimmage on the grounds with the
second university team. The "players
were practicing ou the grounds, when
tho accldcntoccurrcd. The misfortune
will probably compel Mr. Hansen to
caucel the remainder of his football
engagements for the sesuou.
Tho work of examining tho mem
bers of the Second Nebraska 1ms co
menced, preparatory to final must'
out on October 20.
A large crowd ol the school children
of Nebraska City attended the exposi
tion. A rate of SI for car fare, en
trance to the grounds and tho mldwny
ws secured, and the crowd wore neat
badges and were accompanied by their
Albert Palmer, a fifteen-year-old
boy, was fatally shot by his pluymutc,
Roy Moore, aged thirteen, while hunt
ing at Ilurltngton bench near Lincoln.
The shooting was purely accidental.
Young Palmer died in perhaps ten
minutes after the charge of shot bad
entered his body, The boys were
good friends, nnd as their parents
lived nenr each other, had been play
mates for several years. They were
walking along the west end of tho
beach, when Albert, in play, threw up
his rifle in position to shoot, und Bald:
"1 am a desperado!" There was no
one ahead of him. Roy Moore wuh
following behind him, and he, too,
threw up his gun and said: "I'm a
desperado, tool" The gun wont off,
the charge entering Albert Palmer'a
body it short distance below tho right
shoulder, penetrating nnd tearing a
greut hole through his body.
Monday, October IT. '
Roston won the national lenguobara
Miss lola Chllds, the young lady
cashier in the Rlshop restaurant, Oma
ha, was shot by the jealous wifo of
her employer, but is in a fair way to
recovery. Mrs. Ilishop is in custody
at the city jail und but few callers
have been to see her. Sho makes no
denial of the fact that sho tried to
kill Miss Chtlds, who is the cause of
her separation from her husband.
Tho removal of worn cedar blocks
on O street in Lincoln for the purpose
of using the concrete buse as n pave
ment is being considered. It is claincd
that the refuse that rests on the con
crete can be removed without expense
to the city. The concrete is supposed
to be iu good condition und some pro
pose to use it until the pcoplo ure
ready to agree on pnlng material. It
is clalmdd this has been done in other
cities without material injury to the
Mrs. C. H. Rudgc, wife of C. H.
Rudgc, a leading hardware man of
Lincoln, was driving near Sixteenth
and J streets when her horso became
frightened and overturned the buggy,
throwing her ! to the pavement The
animal ran and then kicked the buggy
to pieces. Mrs. Rudge wus tuken to
the residence of J. W. DcwecBc, near
by, und afterward removed to her
home. Sho sustained no fractures of
bones, but wns badly bruised and
shaken up by the hard fall.
'An official tri-monthly field report
of Col. John P. Uratt. First Nebraska
volunteers, dated September 10, has
been received ut the adjutant-general's
office. The report shows thirty-two
officers on duty, three sick, seven staff
officers on duty, muklng a total of
fortytw. Enlisted men on duty
number 830, seventy-live aro reported
sick, fourteen in nrrest or confinement,
making 023 enlisted men. Four com
missioned and fifty enlisted men are
reported ubsent, making nn aggregate
present and absent of 1,021. A gain
of two is reported by the enlistment of
Roy Dunkun and Harry E. Murray
September 0. A loss of one Is reported
by the death of Private John Ulack,
who died September 5 at tho reserve
hospital nt Cuvite. Since this report
was mailed Colonel llratt resigned and
the governor appointed Major John M.
Stotscnburg to succed him.
Tneiday, October IS.
The relatives and friends at York of
company A, First Nebraska voluuteera,
in compliance with Chaplain Maril
ley's request for reading matter for
the boys, sent a largo supply of books,
magazines und other literature by mall
Colonel John P. Bratt of the First
Nebraska, is- on his way home from
Manila News of this nature first
reached Mrs. llratt at liennct through
a cable message from Colonel Bratt.
Tho message was dated October 14, at
Nagasaki, Japan, and it simply an-
nounced that Colonel Bratt was re
turning on the steamer Peru.
Fred Curtis, of the firm of Curtis &
Son, real estate agents of Fairmont,
was found doad in the street no had
met several of the neighbors on the
street and inquired for some hogs that
had gotten out during the night He
was seen walking west, facing a heavy
wind, not over twenty minutes before
he wus found dead. Appoploxy is
thought to be the cause. t
It was decided at a meeting of uni"
vcrslty alumni, held nt Lincoln In the
school, of music building, to make an
effort to purchase the exposition organ
for the university chapel. Much en
thusiasm was develops! over tho pro
ject, especially when it developed that
gifts had ulready been pledged to so
large an amount that only 82,500 is' re-
quired from the alumni to secure this
great instrument, which is valued at
87.000. It was decided to make, tho or
gan fund a general free will offering.
In order to mfike lt,a democratic, af
fair a uniform gift of 310 will be asked
oi , each graduate. ' ,
M. B. Reymau of Talmage tt vived
a telegram from Sterling, Karf" that
his son James hud fallen from a thresh
ing machine separator, and dleil later
from concussion of the brain. The
body will be brought home for inter
TIlA fnct,itt,. f.Atntntit.1tH ul 1.'.u..m '
..w ....j vvMMf.l1IUM bi'iVUWU,
adjudged Augusta Wallace a fit sub
ject for the asylum. She is u daugh
ter of Francis A Wallace and for somo
time has been very upruly and hard to
manage. Since the death of her moth
er last summer she has been much
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