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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
MY POOR WIPE.
BY J. P.
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CHAPTER VIII. (Continued.)
By degrees It began to pleasantly
dawn upon mo that I wan getting some
return for tbo great encrlllco I had
certainly mado In marrying her, and
tho senso of Irritation at bolng duped
that had at first pursued mo woro
nway until I forgot tin very existence.
Helen mado mo conifortablo, nnd hor
happy smiling faco nnd gradually Im
proving looks brought ma a feeling nf
ooli-npprobntlou that I thoroughly en
joyed nnd that certainly smoothed my
temper, eo fiorcly tried during my first
unfortunato lovo nffnlr. I accepted
her nttcntlon, her cheerful devotion as
my due, now nnd then rewarding her
with n kind word or n loving caress.
"Clover chlldl" 1 remember murmur
ing oiio day, when, erratically putting
forth my hand, it alighted ou tho
cigar caso nnd tho "nowspnper for
wulch I had been wishing. "How do
yon nlwayH guess?"
"Lovo tcachcB me, I suppose," she
replied, with n rosy smile, "You
remoinber I hnd a great quantity of
that artlclo In stock when you ap
peared, and you aBkcd mo for all I hud
In a lump, Paul."
How much lovo eho rocotved from
mo In return I did not try to find out,
never troubling myself with senti
mental analysis of tho kind after my
marrlago -until we returned to Col
worth, and 1 found Edith still un
wedded and unwon, more beautiful
than ever, tho hand of friendship
gracefully outstretched to my wlto and
MtUo glances of Boml-Barcastlc, semi
wistful roproach for me whenever our
eyes mot unobserved.
This evening, when Edith had called
upon my wifo was the first time sho
bad ever rniggcsted or scorned to wish
for a prlvato intorvlow, and tho cir
cumstance disturbed nnd excited mo
aiore than I liked. When at last,
Alter a long delay, sho carao down tho
walk, I rose instinctively to meet her,
and tried to glvo to tho interview as
eold and business-like a tone as I
'What must you think of me, Paul?"
afce began Impulsively. "But I bad
no resourco left to mo but to ask you
4e meet mo here. You you are the
aly friend look about me as anx
iously as I can to whom I dare turn
Car pity and help in a great danger
that threatens mo, to whom I dare
trnst a secret that wclghB oh, eo
fceavilyr upon my life. You onco
Here, on this spot, told me you loved
no dearly that that love is, of
course, dead now; but to its memory
bow dear and precious to me, you
will never know! I now appeal when
I implore you to sharo my secret and
give me tho holp without which I
ball sink. Ah, yon will pity and
forgive mo when you know alll Hear
me, dear Paul, friend of my youth, I
Prudence, loyalty to poor Helen, who
believed in mo bo implicitly, distrust
4of myBelf, twenty other considerations
urged mo to refuse her request; but her'
HtUo hot hands were grasping mine,
her lovely blue eyes full of entreaty
fixed upon my face. I had bent my
bead, oho whispered her secrot into
my car. It was a cecret that startled
And pained me, more than I could bavo
ollevcd possible, that filled mo with
Indignation and pity, made mo prom
ise her my most devoted unconditional
nlleglanco, and, kneeling by her side,
leg forglvcnnc8s for my harsh Judg
ment and cruel words to her a year
before. Poor, poor child, if I only
aould have guessed I
Up and down the walk I paced for
fully ton minutes battling with my
wrath and agitation, until her anxious
face recalled mo to tho necessity for
prompt and cautions action; and tak
ing my place beside her we talked to
gether for fully half an hour In earnest
whispers and dlecussed the most
availablo measures for averting tha
threatened danger. When we rose
to part at last, sho laid her hand on
my arm with a piteous gesture.
"I havo trusted you; you will not
betray mo? You will give me your
solemn word of honor to tell no one,
not even your wife, for she docs not
"What an idea!" I burst out Im
pulsively. "How could you Imagine
each a thing, Kdlo? Why, she is al
ways praising you, admiring your
beauty, your graco, your cleverness,
wondering how I escaped falling in
I stopped abruptly, coloring furious
ly, whilst a lovely wave of carmine
brightened her cheek. After a pain
fully conscious pause, during which
we did not dare look at one another,
she said softly, withdrawing her band,
which I had been unwittingly hold
ing '"You will find I'm right; sho does
not like me, Paul, indeed."
"How should I know?" twisting
her rings slowly round and looking
flown. "I I have tried to bo nice
to her, to make a friend of her; but
It's of no use. she will never like me.
I'm suro I can't guess why can you,
Paul?" with a swift upward elance
Into my uueasy face.
Of course I knew then she was and
always had beeu an unblemished
angel, an Innocent and shamefully in
jured girl, that eho had never wilful
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ly meant to mako sport of my nftcc.
tions or of nny othor man's. But,
lacking this knowledge, I must con
fess that glanco and that appeal In tho
circumstances would havo savored to
mo of coquetry of a spirited nnd dan
gerous kind. Poor child, how Uttlo
I understood her bow coarso and
merciless had been my Judgmontt
"I've never dono her any harm that
I kow of, I'm sure; and pcoplo don't
as a rulo And it so very hard to llko
me, Paul," sho added, with a childish
"They don't, heaven knows they
don't!" I muttered, movlug hastily
"Good-by. Paul goad-by. brother. I
may call you that?" nho whispered,
laying her hand on my nrm, detaining
mo. "Oh, if you had not gono away
It you had not leit mo left mo"
"Hush, hush!" I broke In thickly,
covering her hot hand with kisses.
"Wo we muBt not think of these
things now, Edle."
Half way across tho lawn I mot my
wlfo strolling languidly towards me.
"Whoro havo you boon?" sho asked,
with a slight frown. "I havo been
looking for you cvorywuero round by
tho paddock, stables, garden."
"Not around by the cedar walk, my
"Oh, you wero there?"
"Yea; smoking a couple of cigars
for tho last hour or bo since I loft tho
"Then you must havo mot Miss Stop
ford going home; sho left mo nearly
nn hour ago."
"Mlas Stopford Edlo? Lot mo
ace. Yes, of courso I mot hor! What
a lovely evening it isi uupposo we
take a turn by tho river before din
ner?" I suggested hastily; and, sho as
senting, wo turned towards the wood
that bordered my proporty south and
west, watered by the briskest, clearest
trout stream In Yorkshlro, fringed
with fern, forget-mo-not and moss
covered boulders, against which tho
water fretted musically, nnd break
ing into bubbling cascades drowning
tbo voice of wood pigeon, blackbird,
and thrush that haunted tho hazel
thicket through which Holon was du
tifully breaking a way for mo.
"What a hurry It Is In this even
ingworse than ever!" sho remarked,
when we stood arm in arm by the wa
ter. "You stupid, stupid Uttlo stream
to be in such a fume to reach that foul,
smoky townt Don't you fool you're
well oft, hemmed In by those fragrant
banks, serenaded by thrush and black
bird, bedded with sparkling pebbles?"
About n mllo further down tbo Ut
tlo Col, swelled by como tributary
streams of baser origin, lost its crys
tnl Identity and, after bolng merciless
ly scourged and threshed by tho
spokes of mighty machinery, passed
through tho manuacturlng town of
Shorten and, flowing eastward in a
porter-colored flood, emptied Itself in
to the German ocean.
"Yes," I assented, languidly throw
ing myself upon the grasa and lighting
a cigar, "It does seom in n confounded
hurry; look, Nell, nt that beech leaf,
what a rate It's traveling at, by Jovo!"
"I wonder if it will reach tho sea
tonight helgho!" mused Helen, who
novcr could look at .tho fairest streak
of fresh water without longing for
"Reach tho Bca tonight that loaf!
Yon silly girl! Nell, would you llko
to henr a story ?"
"Yes, if It's a pretty one."
"It's all in a minor koy, llko most
truo talcs. Sit down besldo me and
I'll begin. Once upon a time thcro
lived up In that red houso whoro yon
and I, I trust, my dear, will grow gray
together, a young lady named Cecily
"Ob, it's a family legend?"
"Yes; MIbs Cecily was ray groat-grand-aunt,
and a famous beauty In
her time I havo a mlnlaturo of her
somewhere, I must show It to you.
She had a score or so of lovers and
suitors of all ages and dogrecs, among
them aomo of tho most eligible bach
elors In the county. Tho eldest eon
of tho duke, n most gallant and pol
ished gentleman, proposed to her; but
sho would have no one but young Ron
ald Hernshaw of tho Grange below
that stone house among tho trees,
where we called tho othor day a man
whom her parents and friends most
sensibly disapproved of, for young
Ronald hnd an evil roputatlon, and
i-ad squandered a largo slice of the
property after he camo of ago.
"Cecily, however, would listen to no
advice, and after a couple of years'
stormy engagement tho marrlago day
was fixed, the guests Invited, and one
ovenlng the poor girl was trying on
her wedding dress that had como from
London, when hor mother came in
and tlod her to take it off at once, for
her worthless lovor had tho morning
beforo privately married a famous
actress, with whom ho had been ac
quainted some short time. Cecily, to
all appearance, took it quietly enough,
put her dres out of Bight and thou
asked to be left to bear her Borrow
alone. In a few days she uppeared
again in tho family clrdo, much the
same as usual, and her mother was
congratulating herself on the issue of
"About a weak after tho return of
tho brldo and bridegroom to tat,
Orange, one bright June evening, Just
llko thin, she put on her wedding
drees and veil, slipped down to tie
river unpcrcclvcd and flung horsclt in,
hoping, I dare say, that tho flood
would carry her fair body to tho sea
ns gracefully and smoothly as that
"Well well-and it didn't?" Inter
rupted my wlfo.
"It carried her as far ns tho Red
Mill below tho second bridge, where
poor, foolish wench! she and nil her
bridal finery wero ground to plccos."
"Oh, what a horrible story I" crlod
Helen, with a shudder. "Poor Cccllyl
I I hopo she waa dead beforo sho
reached tho machinery."
"History docs not soy, but I pre
sumo sho was. Her Idea was pootlcal
enough, nnd would havo been very ef
fective but for tho Intorforonco of fato
Ip hor caso. You know tho river pars
es under tho Grnngo terrnoo, whoro
every fine evening In summer it was
Master Ronald'B habit to sit drink
ing and Brooking far Into tho night,
and Cecily meant to float down,
shrouded In her wedding veil, llko
Llaluo of old, under her faithless lov
"Then ho r.aw her," broko in my
wlfo eagerly "ho must havo soon
her, Paul; for you know tho Grango
Is about half n mllo abovo tho mill.
Don't spoil tho etory by saying ho
was not there when sho passed!"
"I'm ntrnld, my doar, .1 shall havo to
spoil It by a most disenchanting do
nouoment, if you want the truth and
nothing but tho truth. However, If
you wish, I'll turn the story."
"No, no; kcop to the text."
"Woll. tho text Is, that when Miss
Cecily passed Honshaw unfortunately
hnd Just opened his third bottle and
his Eight In consequence was a trifle
misty; ho Juut turned to bin wlfo,
who, report said clung to tho da-
cantors almost as dovotedly as her
lord, and hiccoughed drowsily
"'1 say, Betty, thcro goes another
car caso of Thompson's. That Is fo
fourth sheep he's lost this season by
er flood unlucky boggarl' -r to
which Mistress Botty nodded acquies
cence with closed eyes. Tho body of
tho young lady was carried unchecked
to tho mill, where, noxt morning, thoro
was not enough of her louna to nil
oven a corner of tho coffln her afflict
ed relatives laid In tho family vault,
not enough to fashion tho faintest
outllno of a ghost wherein to hhunt
tho Grango and hurry Mr. Hernshaw
to remorseful aclf-dcstructlon."
"Then he lived?"
"Lived ratherl Lived to marry
two other wives and dlo at tho patri
archal age of nlncty-threo."
"It bad no effect on hlra tho poor
girl's awful death?"
"Oh, dear, yes; it had a certain
effect! Ho left tho Grango tho day
after tho funeral, had a fortnight's
heavy spree In London, which seemed
to have steadied his nerves and
drowned his remorse, for before the
end of tho month ho wbb homo again,
as halo as ever and indulging in his
"How could a woman love and die
for such a a man ho must havo
been halt an animal!" muttered Hclon,
her eyes gleaming.
"That's the very remark my poor
father used to ninko when telling me
tho story. Old Ronald was allvo, you
know, when he was a boy, and my
father has often remarked to me
that of all tho hldcmiB bloated dlsrep-
0Mn innulne old bova ho had ever
ntablo looking old boys ho had ever
seen Hernshaw of the Grange was
tho wor8t,and that If poor Cecily could
havo looked on hor lover in his latter
days she wonld have bitterly rued
the fatal plunge that robbed her per
haps of a happy useful life and a quiet
deathbed surrounded by her children's
(To bo Continued,)
CHOATE'S CAREER AS LAWYErl
Thero Is ono notable feature of Ruftts
Choate's career ns a lawyer that his
distinguished nephew omitted to dwell
upon in his oration, doubtless for rea
sons of propriety. This was his in
sidious power over a Jury, which was
something that the Jurors themselves
never quito understood. This power
was well IlluBtratod by the remark of
a hard-headed old farmer who was
ono of a Jury that gavo five verdicts
in succession for Choato's clients once
upon a tlmo. "I understand, sir, that
you aro a relative of Lawyer Choate,"
Bald this Juror subsequently to one of
Choate'o nephews, "and I want to tell
you that I was not swayed or Influ
enced in the least by his flights of
fancy, but I consider him a very lucky
lawyer, for there was not ono of those
cases that came beforo us where he
wasn't on the right sldo."
Clearly it was advisable to go to war.
"But how about revenue?" ventured
the courtly Sir Godfrey. "Revenue?"
repealed the queen, lightly. "1 have
but to rtamp my foot and abundant
revenue will be forthcoming!" It will
bo observed that in thoso days there
was no stamping of bank checks, vac
cination certificates or chewing gum,
to say nothing of cigarettes and keg
Hard on Jones.
They met in a cafe, "Ever take
anything?" queried Smith. "Oh, yes,
occasionally," replied Jones with the
happy air usually worn by a man who
accepts an invitation. "Well," pur
sued Smith, as he tossod off a oocktall
while Jones looked on, "you ought to
qnlt it. It's a bad habit, and will bo
the death of you. Bo long." Now
Don't drop Insinuating .vmarka.
bigger man may pick them up,
LESS COLONY TltOOPS
NOT MORE THAN 30,000 TO
GO TO CUBA.
XVIlh ?,000 Troop In Turto lllco, 90,000
In tha rhlllpplutii, 510,000 of a 7(1,000
Army Will II Lett for the llomi
Wafimnotox, Nov. CO. In Rplto of
orders embracing ns many ns n5,00o
men, It Is not ballevod thoro will ever
bo stationed In Cuba inoro than 30,000
United States troops, including tho
troops now at Santiago, Munnmlllo
nnd Holgutn. Besides theso troops
thcro has bcou ent to Cuba only tho
Eighth cavalry, which ban formally
tuheu possession of Ncuvltas and
Puerto Principe, evacuated Novem
Tho evacuation of othor points, It la
thought, will bo equally Informal mid
uneventful, unless It bo that of Ha.
vntm, which will bo given up to Amer
ican troop January 1, with sotno ccro
mony. Thcro Is no need for all tho
troops now In Santiago, according to
information received from tho com
manding general there, and tho mili
tary program as to fending inoro
troops has gono forward slowly and
A recent canvass of tho situation
convinces tho authorities that thcro
will not bo needed on tho Island mora
than 80,000 United States troops.
TbcRO will bo used In connection with
Cuban troops, which will form a part
of each United States regiment. Aa
to Porto Rico thcro will not bo
stationed on that island moro
than 7,000 United Stutcs troops.
In tho Philippines, It is believed
that 20,000 men will bo equal
to all emergencies. It Is thought that
if tho regulur army Is swelled to 73,000
thcro will bo enough nion loft In this
country for station and frontier duty.
Secretary Algor's rcccoinmcndatlon
for 100,000 men will moat probably re
stilt only In 71,000 men for tho regular
From three to five regiments will
probably bo added to tho cavalry, but
715,000 men will, in the end, be the
grand total of tho regular army, nnd a
mnch more moderato display of mili
tary force on tho Islands will bo made
than that which has been talked of re
contly beforo congress.
lite name of General Wado docs not
como forward as prominently us form
erly in connection with tho governor
generalship of Cuba. Indeed, it seems
doubtful if thcro will be nny governor
general. The Island will bo policed,
in connection with the Cuban troepe,
by detachments of United States
troops, and if it bo found practic
able to appoint a governor general
of Cuba, tho names of General Brooke
and General Merrltt are mentioned
now as greater probabilities than that
of General Wado. It is bollovcd that
General Wade, ufter his long stay in
Cuba, should havo n respite from the
dangers of tho climate and tbo wear
ing effcctB of his work in Havana.
The chief indication is one of careful
preparation of camps in Cuba for email
detachments of United States troops.
Secretary Alger has approved tho
regulations for the army transport
service prepared by tho Ludlow board.
By theso regulations en army trans
port service is organized ns a special
branch of the quartermaster's depart
ment. Subject to tho supervision of
i " quuricrmuaw general, inn service
1 wu oo conoucwa uy iw own omcera.
Now York and San Francisco are to
be the homo ports for the Atlantic and
Pacific trafllo respectively.
TSAI CHI MAY KILL ANYONE,
Tli Right arauted to Chlneio Vrlnoi
by tha Dowager Kmpreit.
Ponx Towksksd, Wash., Nov. 29.
Steamer advices from China say that
considerable excitement prevails in Pe
kin among tho Man elm faction over
the action of tho erapross dowsger in
bestowing upon Tsal Chi, Prince of
Tuan, nnd Prlneo Tsal Lien, a sword
called the "Shang Fnnd," which
carries with it tho right to behead
any person regardless of rank or dig
nity without first asking permission
from the throne. This is to guard
against sudden signs of treaohory. Al
though tho Shang Fand sword has
been an institution of the country cvor
since the earliest Chinese history, it
has only been bestowed once bcfoie
during tho present dynasty, when the
Mongol General SI Bhaog was appoint
ed by the late Emperor listen Feng,
special goneralisimo of tho imperial
forces acting ngaln&t the TSplng
Kilter's Milk Trait.
Mimvauxxb, Wis., Nov. 13. It is
stated that John Lo Fbber of Nsrih
Greenfield, a suburb of this city, is
working in connection with the milk
trust wltli which Joseph Loiter and the
Kcc-Chappell company of Chicago are
said to be connected. LeFeber owns a
largo dairy at Wankcsha and is aow
engaged on a scheme to oaatrol tho
entire shipment of milk from this sec
tion to Chicago. The plan of the trust
is to control all shipments of milk
from different seoMons of tho oouutry
to Chicago and thereby establish
uniform price to consumers In that
Americans ray Keipect to Blsae
llAVAif a, Nov. SO. There is a report
in circulation here that word has besn
received of the death of General
Maximo Gomes, on Friday night, hat
it is not credited in Cuban circles.
In accordance with arrangement,
Gcnsral Wade, Admiral Sampson, Col
onel Clous, Captain Hart, their aloss,
attaches, all in gala uniform, and aa
interpreter, called upon General
illanoo at the plaoo at 10 o'oloak yes
terday morning to extend a formal
farewell on ULs resignation of the cap
tain generalship, und in anticipation
of his early departure from tho island.
JOHN COLLINS ON TRIAL.
Opening; TUT of the Stmatlonal Topr.lt
Tor-KKA, Kan., Nov. 20. John ITenry
Collins walked Into tho Shawnee
county district court room nt 8100 this
morning to bo put on trial on the
charge of having murdered his father,
J. S. Collins. He woro a black worsted
suit with high standing collar end
heavy black satin cravat. Ills gold
eyeglasses carefully sot, his hair fault
lessly arranged and his nhocH shilling
with frfhh polish mado htm appear
more llko a man of fashion than an ac
cused offender at tho bar.
Collins walked behind ShorlfT Cook,
modestly bowing to friends who spoke
to him as hu parsed Into tho crowded
court room. He took a Boat facing
tho judgo with A. A, (lodard, his prin
cipal nttorney, nt his ldo. (lodard
showed him noiuo letters which ho
read with Interest before Charles
llaydcn, tho ussodato ronnsol for
tho defense, nrrtved nnd took n
fi?at next to Collins. Thoro wan
nothing In tho young man's appear
ance to Indicate to thoso who Baw him
In May, whon bo was first chargod
with his father's murder, that ho was
changed In tho least. Men In ordinary
business lifo chnngo moro in five
months than Collins has In tho tlmo bo
has been in jail. Ho Untuned Intently
while the court disposed of a few mo
tions. At 0:13 o'clock Judgn Hazon rondi
"Stato vs. John II. Collins," and asked
if tho stato was ready for trial. Coun
ty Attorney Jclmoro said ho was, but
anltcd permission to Indorse on tho in
formation ooino now names and cor
rect others. The court consented, the
dofanso taking exceptions. Jotmoro
then read tho following names of new
witnesses: William Wicdaman, J. J.
Strlokler, Louis Toltt, William llrom
elslck, J. O. Gibbn, Roy Harper, Sol
MarkH, Abe Levy, Herbert llullene, A.
N, Baldwin, Silas Rain, .1, D. Smith.
Nearly all of theso witnesses aro Law
Attorney Charles llaydcn, for Col
lins, addressing tho court, raid: "The
defendant object to proceeding with
the trial for tho reason that ho has
not been furnished with a copy of the
information with tho names of all tho
witnesses Indorsed thereon."
Answering questions by tho court,
llaydcn said Collins huU been fur
nished with a copy of tho Information,
bnt new names had been indorocd
since. Judgo Har.en overruled tho ob
jection and HBltcd Hoyden if he waived
"We do not w&lvo arraignment,"
nayden replied. Ctunty Attorney Jet
more read the information charging
Collins with murdering his fathor by
shooting him with a Uoublo barreled
"Aro yon guilty or not guilty?"
Judgo Haxun asked.
Collins rose from his scat, stood per
fectly erect, faced tho court and with
out a tromor In his voice, which rang
out clear and strong through the silent
court room, said slowly i "I am not
The court room crowd, a largo ono,
but not so large aa that which at
tended tha preliminary hearing, prob
ably bocansc of tho bad weather and
icy streets had watched Collins in
tently, nis faco showed no emotion.
Tho reading of tho chargo had net
produced any apparent effect. To the
buzz of conversation which followed,
he sccmod impervious, He smiled a
few minutes later when tho first
twclvo names of posslblo jurors were
Haydcn's examination of veniremen
was very, close. Ho asked every man
particularly whether he had an opin
ion as to whether J. S. Collins was
raurderod or had committed suicide.
He dwslt particularly on the sutcldo
fcaluro, indicating that sulclda will
be an Important part of the defense.
BIG KANSAS CITY FIRE.
Tho Robert Kolth Itornlrura Company
doe Up In Sraolte.
Kaksab Oitt, Mo., Not. 29. Fire
started in the Robert Keith Furniture
and Carpet company's building, south
west comer of Eleventh street and
Grand avenue, at 4:39 o'olock this
morning, nnd threo hours later the
sixth and soventh stories of tbo enor
mous building were in ruins and the
remaining five stories and basement,
with their valuublo stock, wero
drenched with water.
Owing to the impossibility of ascer
taining the value of the salvage, no
exact statement of tho loss can be
given, bnt a loss of Sl?000 on tho
ctock and 640,000 on the building are
regarded as conservative. Tho lois on
the stock may turn out to be heavier,
Robert Keith, president of the com
pany, said at U o'clock that there was
between '200,000 nnd 210,000 worth of
Stock in the fctorc, on which thoro was
an Insurance of 8185,00a The esti
mates of salvsgo run from SO to 60 per
No one IcnoTS exactly how the Are
started, but tho cause is supposed to
have been wiring which furnished the
electrical power to rnn sewing ma
chines on tho west side of tho sixth
The fire coming Just at trt opening
of the holiday trade was do July severe
but the store will reopen at once
Children for Food.
Pn.ADKr.KiiiA, Nov. 20. Mrs. Maria
King of Hsyti, a passenger on the
steamer Navajo, declares she was com
pelled to leave Haytl by the cannibal
istla tendencies of tho natives of the
She tells a disconnected story of her
reasons for leaving Haytl and claims
that under tho present government of
that island youn? children aro not
safe. She tolls of mviiterlom dlsap
pearaneca of many children, who are
killed ar.d eaten.
WtLLUNUYVN r'HItSI Ultb,v(
- iitiMiii - .. AY.v-.ri-
Trouble Now Likely to Riuue Over
pca'tlou of lilt t'ropeirty.
On Thursday. November 84. Rev,
lev, , , v
I'fttncr Kugono ( usson, dean
brnska City nnd pastor of Ht
t. Mary's U J
, died a 3
uunouo church ut that mace
hlH homu of blight's disease, aged fifty
six years. Tho diseased was born In
Montreal, Cnntidu. llo camo to No
brnska City In 1870. Ho U said to have
left un estuto valued at 0100,000.
Rumors nro that thoro may bo trouble
in the disposition of tho estate. The
estnto in quite n largo ono and It Is re
ported that wills havo been made,
some of which bequeath the citito to
rolntlves and other glvo a bulk of it
to tho church nml ivllglous institutions.
Upon the death of the priest, Bishop
Bonncum nstted for hln papers, but
this uu refused by Alplionso Cusson,
nephew of tho tleocascd. Tho papcra
wcio placed tu one of tho bunk vaultH,
und this was claimed to bo In accord
ance with the wishes of l-'nthcr Cusson.
After n tlmo tho courta will probably
bo culled upon lo uinko proper dln
posal of tho papisi'N und tho estate.
An extra freight, loaded principally
with coal, ran Into tho roar of a paa
Hcngur train nt Broken Bow. The
brakoJiiaii und ilrcinun Jumped before
tho tvnlns struck, butKnglncorUrump
remained ut his post und crawled out
of tho cub window ufter tho engine
stopped. Head llrnkoman Charles
Turncy broke his right leg In jumping.
No one was In tho ivnr of tho Hlcepcr
nnd uo ono was killed. Tho tender
und Bovcral of tho coal cars wero bad
ly smashed. Tho engineer aaya the
wreck was otiuscd by tho air brakes
falling to work.
A man named Schroedcr, who has
been a Col fax county chargo for a year
or mot-o, committed aulcldo at Schuyler
by hanging himself. He was found
by Mr. Luuitart In ono of tho build
ings on tho fair grounds half a mile
from town. Schroodcr, or Scotty, as
he wua bettor known, bus been n hard
drinker for many years. Sheriff Mo
lcort brought tho body to tho city and
left it at Undertaker ChurstUn where
au inquest will be held.
I The Saunders county poultry associ
ation will hold its first annual exhibi
tion hi Wiihoo Dccoiubcr 0 to 10. Jos.
Maunars is president nnd David Lar
son, sccrctiu-y. Kxlcit.sive preparations
aro being uuldo for lino exhibition
and considering tho largo number of
Unc birds iu .SuuikJci-h und adjacent
counties, it cau be mado the most ex
teublvo local show in the stata this
year. This associuiiou
existence three yearn.
has been ill
Knocked Down. ,
While hastening to secure the sors
vicea of an undertaker to conduct the
funeral of his daughter, who had died
during tho night, Geo. Ratektn, aged
seventy-flve yearn, of Omaha, was
Ic nocked down nnd severely Injured nt
Twenty-fourth and Leavenworth by a
motor car. He was rolled along lor
half a block boforo tho car could be
stoppod. Ho was tuken to Uio Pres
A child died on tho cast bound Rook
Island train a few stations west of
Lincoln. It was tho eleven-months'-old
son of Mrs. Eftle Lunuon, who In
on her way from Han Francisco to'
Mlddlesvlllo, Mich. The remains wore
taken to Lincoln and to Heatona un
dertaking rooms. The mother wlH,
rchumo Iter sad journey taking the
body of hor bey to Middlcsvlllc, which
was her home prior to two yours ago.
Daniel Lewis has sued the Omalih
Street Hallway company for 910,000.
nc says ho was a passenger on a car
bound for Albright from South Omaha
nud was ordered to leave tho car by
the motormnn. Whllo doing bo ho!
saya tho motorinau started thoenrsnd-j
denly and he was thrown to the
ground, bustulntug a fraoturo of tho
left hip and othor injuries.
Judge George W. Heist, for many
years a lending attorney nnd politician
of western Nebraska, died at his home
at Sidney of brlght'n dineoso and heart
failure. Ho wnsrcglstcrof tho United'
States land office at tho tlmo of hln.
death. He leaves u widow and one,
ton, who will tako his remains to his,
old homo in New Yorknlato for burial.
At Omaha Mrs. Hannah Haulsbnry,
has sottlcd out of court for 81,500' her
923,000 damage suit against the expo
sition association for pergonal injuries.
Sho claims to havo boen injured by
tho slamming of one of tho big door
of ono of the main buildings at tho
The spcr ting fraternity of Osceola
bavo been having a high tlmo lately,
and none mora than tho Osceola gun
club. Tbe members havo just held
their nnnutil shoot. Each year they
bboot for a gold medal and this time.
Dr. L. M, Shaw proved to bo tho best
shot and wears tho pretty medal.
. Hearllr Fined.
Julius Bolifskl, a man who has fig
ured at Madison conspicuously In
newspaper notoriety for
years, was up bcforJJjilge Bates
answer to tho
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