The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 27, 1899, Page 2, Image 2
THE BED CLOUD CHIEF. &" 4-M-M-H4H-M--H-J-M-t PHANTOM SHIP OR- The Plying H4444,-MHHW4H'4H''t"t,"I' CHAPTER. I. (Continued.) Thnt, Philip, I shall never be. I feel that dcnth clnlms mo; nml, oil, my rod, wero It not for yon how 1 should quit this world rcjolclngl I hnvo long been dying, Philip nnd long, long hnvo I prnyed for dcnth," "And why so, mother?" replied Philip, bluntly; "I'vo dono my bo.U." "You hnve, my child, you hnvo; and mny Ood bless you for It. Often hnvo I aeon you curb your fiery temper ro ntrnln yourself when Justified In wruth to Bhnro a mother's feelings. TIs now Homo days Hint oven hunger linn not persuaded you to dlHobcy your mother. And, Philip, you must havo thought mo mad or foolish to Insist ho long, and yet to glvo no reason. I'll upenk ngaln directly." Tho widow turned her bond upon tho pillow, nnd remained quiet for Rome minutes; then, tin if revived, she resumed: "I bollovo I hnvo been mad at tlnicB hnvo I not, Philip? And God knows I havo had a Rocrot in my henrt enough to drlvo n wlfo to frenzy. It Iiiih op pressed tne day nnd night, worn my mind, Impaired my reason, nnd now, ut last, thank llcnvou! it Iiqh overcome ttatfl mortal frnmc; tho blow In struck, Philip I'm sure It 13. I wnlt but to telj, you nil and yet 1 would not 'twill turn your brain aa It has turned mine. Philip." "Mother," replied Philip, eiirneBtly, "I conjurn you let me hear thlB killing secret. Do Heaven or boll mixed up with it I fear not. Heaven will not hurt me, nnd Satan I defy." "I know thy bold, proud .qilrit, Philip thy Btrcngth of mind. If any ono could bear tho loud of Mich n drendful tnle, thou couldst. My brnln, alas, was fnr too weak for It: and I aeo It Ih my duty to tell It to then." Tho widow paused as her thoughts reverted to that which uho hud to con fldo; for n few minutes the tears rain ed down her hullow checks; alio then appeared to havo summoned resolution and to havo regained strength. "Philip, It wan of your father 1 would apcnlc It is supposed that ho was drowned at sea." "And wnn ho not, mother?" replied Philip, with surprise. "Oh, no!" "Hut ho has long bcod dend, mother?" "No yes nnd yet no," said tho widow, covering her eyes. Her br.iln wanders, thought Philip, but ho npoko again. "Then where Is he, mother?" Tho widow raised herself, nml a tremor visibly ran through her wholo frame, ns bIio replied: "In living Judgment." Tho poor woman then sank down agntn upon tho pillow, nnd covered her head with tho bod clothes, ns If uho would havo hid herself from her own memory. Philip was so much perplex ed nnd nstounded, that ho could make no reply. A sllcnno of somn minutes ensued, when, no longer nblo to bear tho ngony of suspense, Philip faintly whispered: "Tho secret, mother, tho secret; quick, let mo hear it!" "I enn now toll all. Philip," icplled hla mothor, in n solemn tono of voice. "Hear mo, my son. Your father's dis position was but too llko your own. Oh, mny his cruel fnto bo a lesson to you, my dear, dear child! Ho was a told, n dnrlng, und, they say, n flrst rato seaman. Ho was not born here, but in Amsterdam; but ho would not live there because ho still adhered to tho Catholic religion. Tho Dutch, you know, Philip, nro heretics, according to our creed. It is now seventeen years or moro slnco ho sailed for India In his lino ship, tho Amsterdnmmcr, with a valunblo cargo. It wns his third voy ngo to India, Philip, and It was to havo been, if It had so pleased Ood, his last, for ho had purchased that good ship with only part of his earnings, and one moro voyage would havo made his fortune Oh, how often did we talk over what wo would do upon his re turn, and how theBo plans for the fu ture consolod mo at tho Idea of his absence, for I loved him denrly, Philip ho was alwnyB good and kind to me and after ho had soiled, how I hoped for his return! The lot of a sallor'R wlfo Is not to bo envied. Alone and solitary for so mnny months, watch ing tho long wick of the candle, nnd listening to tho howling of tho wind foreboding evil and accident wreck and widowhood. He had been gonu about six mouths, Philip, and there was still n long, dreary year to wait before I could expect him back.' One wight you, my child, were fast asleep; you were my only solace, my comfort In my loneliness. I had beeu watch ing over you In your slurnbere; you smiled and half pronounced tho name of mother: And at last I kissed your unconscious lips, and I knelt and prayed prayed for God's blessing on you, my child, nnd upon him too littlo thinking, nt tho time, that he was 10 horribly, so fearfully cursed." The widow pnused for breath, and then resumed. Philip could not speak. His lips were sundered, and his eyo.s riveted upon his mother, ns ho devour ed her words. "I left you and went downstairs into that room, Philip, which since that dreadful night has never been reopen ed. I eat mo down and read, for tho wind wns 6trong, land when the galo Dutchmon. -BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT. blows, a sailor's wife can seldom sleep. It was past midnight, and tho rnln poured down. I foil unusual fear I know not why. I ioso from tho couch, and dipped my finger In tho blessed water, nnd 1 crossed mHclf. A violent gust of wind roared round tho house, and alarmed mo still more. I had a painful, horrible foreboding; when, of a sudden, tho windows and window shutters were blown In, the light was extinguished, and I was left In utter darkness. 1 screamed with fright; but ut Inst I recovered myself, nnd waH proceeding toward tho window that I might redone it, when whom should I behold, slowly entering nt tho case ment, but your father Philip! Yon, Philip, It was your father!" "Merciful Ood!" muttered Philip, in a low tone almost subdued to a whis per. "I knew not whut to think ho was In tho room: and although tho dark ness was Intense, his form and fea tures were as clear and as defined as If it were noonday. Fear would havo In clined rao to recoil from hla loved presenro to fly toward him. 1 remain ed on that spot where I was, choked with agonizing sensations.' When ho hnd entered tho room, tho windows and shutters closed of themselves, and the candlo was relighted then I thought It was his apparition, and I fainted on tho floor. "When I recovered I found myself on tho rouch, and perceived that a cold oh, how cold! and dripping hand was clasped In mine. This reassured me, and 1 forgot tho supernatural signs which accompanied his appear ance. I Imagined that ho had been un fortunate, nnd had returned home. I opened my eyes, and beheld my loved husband, nnd throw myself into his nrms. His clothes were snturntcd with rnln; I felt as If I had embraced lcc but nothing can check tho warmth of womnn's love, Philip. Ho received my caresses, but ho caressed not again; ho spoko not, but looked thoughtfully nnd unhappy. Wllllnm William," cried I; 'speak, Vanderdecken; speak to your dear Catherine.' " 'I will,' replied he, solemnly, 'for my time is short.' " 'No, no, you must not go to sea again; you hnvo lost your vessel; but you arc sate. Havo I not you again?' " 'Alas, no bo not alarmed, but lis ten, for my tlmo Is short. 1 havo not lost my vessel, Catherine, but I havo lost Mako no reply, but listen. I nm not dead, nor yet am I alive. I hover botween this world and the woild of spirits. Mnrk mo. "Tor nlno weeks did l try to force my passage ngninst the elements tound tho stormy Cape, but without success; and I sworo terribly. For nlno weeks moro did I carry sail against the ad verse winds nnd currents, und yet could gain no ground; and then I blasphemed ay, terribly blasphemed. Yet still I persevered. The crow, worn out with long fatigue, would hnvo had mo return to tho Tnblo Hay, but 1 re- fused; nay more, 1 becamo a murderer -unintentionally, It is true, but still a murderer. Tho pilot opposed me, and persuaded tho men to bind mo, and In the excess of my fury, when ho took me by tho collar, I struck at him; ho reeled; and with tho sudden lurch of tho vessel ho fell overboard, and sank. Kven this fearful death did not re strain mo; nnd 1 swore by the frag ment of the Holy Cross, preserved In that relic now hanging round your neck, that 1 would gain my point (n detlanco of storm and seas, of light ning, of Heaven, or of boll, even If 1 should beat about until the Day of Judgment. "'My oath was registered In thun der, und In streams of sulphurous lire. Tho hurricane burst upon tho ship, tho canvas flew away In ribbons; moun tains of seas swept over us, and In tho center of n deep overhanging cloud, which shrouded all In utter dnrknes?, were written In letters of livid flame, these words: Until tho Day of .Judg ment. " 'Listen to me, Cntherlno, my time Is short. One hope alone remains, nnd for this I am permitted to como here. Take this letter.' He put a scaled paper on tho table. 'Head It, Catherine denr, and try If you can assist me. Head It, and now farewell my tlmo Is come.' "Again the window and window shutters burst open again tho light was extinguished, and tho form of my husband was, as It were, wafted In the dark expanse. I started up and fol lowed htm with outstretched nrms and frantic screams ns ho sailed through the window; my glaring eyes beheld his form borne nwny llko lightning on the wings of tho wild galo till It was lost as a speck of light, and then It disappeared. Again the windows clobed, the light burned, and I wns Itft alone! "Heaven havo mercy! My brain! my brain! Philip! Philip!" shrieked tho poor woman: "don't lenvo me don't don't pray don't!" During theso exclamations tho frnn tlce widow had raised herself fVom tho bed and, at last, had fallen Into tho arms of her son. She remained thero soma minutes without motion. After a tlmo Philip felt alarmed at her long milefenco; he laid her gently down upon the bed, and as ho did bo hor head fell back her eyes wero turned the Widow Vanderdecken was no moro. CHAPTBIl II. Philip Vnndcrdecken, strong aa he was In mental courage, wan almost paralyzed by tho shock when ho dis covered Hint his mother's spirit had fled; nnd for some tlmo ho romalntd by tho stdo of tho bed, with his oyes fixed upon tho corpse, nnd his mind in a Btnte of vnculty. Gradually ho re covered himself; ho rose, smoothed down tho pillow, tho tenra trickled down his manly cheeks. Ho Impressed n solemn kiss upon tho pnlo, whlto forehead of tho departed, nnd drew tho curtains round tho bed. "Poor mother!" said he, sorrowful ly, aa ho completed his task, "at length thou hnst found rest ant thou host left thy son a bitter legacy." And ns Philip's thoughts reverted to what had passed, tho drendful narra tive whirled in his imagination and scathed his brain. Ho raised his hands to his temples, compressed them with force nnd tried to collect his thoughts, thnt ho might dccldo upon whnt mens urcs he should tnkc. Ho folt that ho hnd no tlmo to indulge his grief. His mother was in peace; hut his father where was ho? Ho recalled his mother's words "Ono hope alono remained." Then thero was hopo. His father had laid a paper on tho table could It bo thore now? Yes, it must bcl his mother had not had tho courage to take it up. Thero was hopo In thnt prayer, nnd It hnd lain unopened for more than sev enteen years. Philip Vanderdecken resolved that ho would examine tho fatal chamber at onco he would know tho worst. Should ho do It now, or wait till day light? but tho key, whoro wns it? His eyes rested upon nu old japanned cab inct in tho room; he hnd never seen hla mother open It In his presence; It wns tho only likely placo of conceal ment that ho was aware of. Prompt In all his decisions, ho look up tho candle und proceeded to c.xnmlno it. It was not locked; tho door swung open, nnd drawer nfter drawer was ex nmlncd, but Philip discovered not the nhlppt nf IiIh snnrnh! nornln nnd ncnln' did ho open tho drawers, but they wcro' nil empty. It occurred to Philip thnt thero might bo secret drawers, nud ho examined for some tlmo In vain. At last ho took out all tho drawers, nnd laid them on tho floor, and lifting tho cabinet off its stnud ho shook it. A rattling sound In ono corner told him that In all probability tho key was there concealed. He renewed hla at tempts to discover how to gain It, but In vain. Daylight now streamed through tho casonicnts, and Philip had not desisted from his attempts; nt Inst, wenrled out, hoNvcnt into tho adjoining room, throw hlmserMiponkla bed, and in a few minutes was In a sleep ns sound ns that permitted to the wretch a few hours previous to his execution. During his slumbers tho neighbors had como In, nnd hnd prepared every thing for tho wldow'H Interment. They had been careful not to wako tho son, for they hold as sacred tho sleep of thoso who must wako up to sorrow. Among others, soon after tho hour of noon, arrived Mynheer Poots; ho bad been informed of tho death of tho widow, but having n aparo hour, ho thought ho might as well call, as It would raise hla charges by another guilder. Ho first went into tho room where the body lay, and from thence ho proceeded to tho chamber of Philip, and shook him by tho shoulder. Philip nwoko, and, sitting up, per ceived tho doctor standing by him. "Well, Mynheer Vnndcrdecken," commenced tho unfeeling little man, "so It's all over. I know it would bo so; and recollect you owo me now an other guilder, nnd you promised faith fully to pay me; altogether, with tho potion, it will be three guilders nnd A half that Is, provided you return my vial." Philip, who at first waking was con fused, gradually recovered his senses during this address. (To bo continued.) Friends Well Met. When truc-hearlod men in north nnd south met and understood each other, there wns never real enmity between them. A certain Virginian lived near tho field of.Mechnnlcsvllle, whero Mc Clcllan fought 0110 of his severe battles In the summer of 18G2. This mnn went out to tho field, after tho northorn troops had retired from it, and noticed n littlo fellow lying, wounded, In tho hot sun. An he looked pityingly at tho boy, tho young follow gained cour ago to mnke a, request: "Neighbor, won't you get me a drink of water? I'm very thirsty." "Of courso, I will," Fnld tho man, and ho brought tho water. The littlo fellow was encour aged by this, and ho asked again: "Won't you get mo taken to tho hos pital? I'm badly wounded." "Well, now, my boy," said tho man, "If I get you taken care of, nnd you nro well enough to go homo again, are you com ing down hero to fight me and my folks once more? How about that?" It was a hard test for a wounded prisoner, but tho boy stood It. He looked his captor firmly In tho eye, aud said: "That I would, my friend." "I tell you," said tho Virginian nfterward, "I liked his pluck. 1 had that boy taken to the hospital, and ho had good care," Ills Idea. Little Ikey "Fader, vat Ish a phll nnthroplst?" Old Swlndlobaum "A philanthropist, meln sohn, lsh a mnn vot induces oder peoples to glf nvny delr monlsh mit chnrlty." Now York World. What- She Desired. Knlcker I tried to convince my wifa that I couldn't afford a new sealskin clonk. Docker And did you succeed? Knlcker No, sho wanted tho argu ment brought homo to her. St. Louis Star. BUENED TO DEATH. NEBRASKA FARMER MEETS A HORRIBLE DEATH. 1'laces a l'artlallr MeMed Clpir In III Overcoat Pocket, HI font Calcbcs l'lrr Iturnlni; Him so Mildly That Drwtli Fol loirs Other Hlate Sena. As Fred Hunger, a farmer living eight miles south of Syracuse, was re turning homo from Cook, ho put a par tially lighted cigar in Ills overcoat pocket. He soon diseoveied that his coat was 011 lire. He put It out, or supposed ho had.. Not long nftor his coat burst Into tlnuio nnd burned his body so seriously he died from tho ef fects. About three-fourths of his body was burned over. Ho reached homo and medical assistance was sunt for, but nothing could bo done to save him. Ho leaves 11 family und was a respected citizen. SKIPTON RELEASED. Secures III Freedom on a Writ of tin lira f C orpin. County Judge Frank Sklpton of Fill moro county, who was nrrcstcd Friday afternoon, brought before tho bar of tho house of rcprcaentntlvcs and sen tenced to six hours' imprisonment for contempt in refusing to produce nml deliver to tho committee 011 elections the votes enst for representatives In his county last fall, was Saturday re leased on a writ of habeas corpus is sued by Judge Frost, of tho district court. The matter camo bofore the judge in chambers early Saturday morning on nu application issued by Judgu Skipton alleging that he was re strained of his liberty by Sergeant at Anns McLcod and Sheriff Trompcn withouthcurlug, judgmciitor warrant, of law. After some parley Judge Frost signed an order in which it is stated that, inasmuch us tho matter could not be conveniently beard ut that time, the applicant would be released on 3200 bond, which wns Immediately furnish ed, nnd tho case bo heard Tuesday, January 24, at 2 p. m. The speaker of the house bus appointed two mem bers, who arc lawyers by profession, to appear Tuesday and represent thu bouse in prosecuting Judge Sklptou. BOUQUETS FOR BEVERLY. lluacla. County ItepretrntatlTe Iteclplent of Floral Tributes Representative Hevcrlv of Douirlas county wus the recipient of two Wau- 111111 bouquets from the employes of tho house is u token of appreciation of bis speech ugaiust "docking"' them or timo while- the house Is udjourned. He made a very earnest plea on the iloor against such n motion introduced by Wilcox of Lincoln and favored u motion mude by Hurinnn of Dougl us to Indefinitely postpone the inittor. His earnestness attracted the atten tion of the members at the time and the matter was postponed. In recog nition of the notion the employes re membered Mr. Hcverly. Hums of Lancaster In a factitious maniitr moved thnt all bouquets be placed on the speaker's desk, but Mr. Hcverly put lu nn appearance soon enough to rescue bis flowers. Dead Infiint Found. The dead body of an Infndt was found At Twenty-ninth and Farnam streets, Omaha Friday afternoon nt 5 o'clock and tnken to 313 South Twenty-ninth street. Coroner Swnnson was not! lied and removed the remains to his under taking rooms. From the nnncunim-n of the remains the coroner thought the body had leen dcud for three or four days. It was discolored so it was impossible to tell whether it was white or black. Coiilr.icti Let. The state printing board met Satnr day afternoon and opened blU and let contracts. The work wus let to various, firms, including the State Journal company, North & Co., Hammond Hros, und the Woodruff Printing com pany. The big job, being the print ing of five volumes of the supreme court reports, wns let to tho State Journal company. Itojallj Iterelved. The business bouses of Hradshaw were nicely decorated Saturduv In honor of Carl It. Schuurlntrui. a soldlor of company A, First Nebraska, who came in on 111c noon train on his re turn from Manila. lie was mot at thu depot by u squad of the (5. A. It. post, the scholars of the public school and almost the entire population of the town. Mornlnc Fire at Table Hock, At Table Rock an alarm of (Ire was heard alout 2 o'clock Sunday morning, and on Investigation the engine house ut the depot was found to be on tiro. Hy dint of hard work the building was saved, the roof being half to two thirds burned awuy. (irlnand Pneumonia. Charles Mallmiee of Fremont died nfter a short illness', of pneumonia. He was taken with the grip, which later developed iuto the trouble which caused his death. He leaves 11 family consisting of a wife und three children. An Knldeiulo. of the drip There are u grout many cases of lu grippe lu Fullerton and' surrounding country, many entire families being coutlncd to their homes, but no fatal cases so fur. The attendance in thu schools I- materially lessened by the grip and an epedemle of mumps. Snturday morning Sheriff Snyder of Hebron turned over to tho slier I ft" from Columbus two prisoners captured ut Helvedere it few nights ago. They attempted to escape but being under close guard they wero retained till the officer who wante.l them arrived, SAD ENDING OFASHLAND MAN. Deceived and ltobbed,IIoVlrtiiall)"riirow Ills Mfe Away. William Hootlnnd, n man who has been a familiar figure in Ashland for nearly a quarter of a century, died re cently under painful circumstances. In early life he had been an actor and travelling showman but drifted to this place many years ago and remained. He followed shoe making, but for years his old life and habits would manifest themselves in performances of various kinds. Every one know him ns n liurd drinker and dissipated man. About ten years ago he took the cure. Ho reformed entirely and becamo another man. His quiet, genial ways won him new friends and he has been constant ly seen at church and ut social gather ings of nil kinds. Every one wus glid to help him in the light he was so suc cessfully making. A month or moro ago some scoundrol came to him pre tending to be n. prosperous farmer up in the county nud proposed to set him up lu the boot nud shoe business. Ho deceived the old mnn nnd got him ex cited. Then he got him to drinking and robbed him of every dollar of his hard-saved earnings and fled. When the old mnn found that he was deceived nnd robbed nud disgraced it wus ull over with him. lie pave himself up to tho old passion sigulu nud died of tremens, a dclcrium he has had for many years. It is not known thnt ho has a relative on earth or a friend to mourn his death, but there is general sorrow aud pity for tho kindly old man for the sad ending of his gallant tight aud universal horror of the wretch who ouuscd his failure nnd death. Discharged Soldier Talk. Discharged members of the First Nebraska regiment who are now in Lincoln held a meeting Monday night at tho Lincoln hotel. There were about '..'00 men discharged from the Nebraska regiment ut Manila nud many of them are in Lincoln. A majority of tho boys hnve taken part in tne discussion of Colonel Stotsenbnrg, who commands the regiment, and at tho meeting told whut they thought of him. An effort will probably bo made to petition Gou ernor Poynter to remove Colonel Stot senburp and place Lieutenant-Colonel Col ton in commaud. A demand may bu made upon tho government to produce cablegrams that were sent to the regiment at a timewheu thero was talk of having tno regiment returned to America. Some members of the regiment think the officers showed forged telegrams. Arretted for Home Ktmlluir. Oscar Kohlstorf und Mrs. Donella Irwin, the lntt,cr a well known fre quenter of the tenderloin district of Omaha, have been taken to Fremont 1 to answer a charge of horse stealing. I They hud rented a rig Saturday of Packer & Son in Fremont, and werel arrested with it in Omaha. Sunday! night. When arrested they had a set of new harness, a new saddle and -a lot of new clothing in the buggy, which is suspected to huve been stolen. Tim woman claims that she had nothing to do with the thefts more than to take y ride with the man. Reduce- Price of C.bpu The city council of Lincoln has pass ed a gas ordinance, Introduced by Mr. Mockett two weeks ago. Tho vote on the ordinance stood eight for the three against it. Ayes: Unlley, Dobson, Erlenborn, Webster, Winuett; nays: uicsicr, .Maicnc, atewart. The princi pal provision of this ordinance maker ;hu net price of gas Si. 35 per 1,000 feot for illuminating as well as sucl gas. Heretofore the prho for illuminating as has been 82.00 per 1,000 cubic feet, and fuel gas Sl.r.O per 1,000 cubic feet, with a ten per cent reduction If paid botween the 1st and 0th of the month. Pronounce It Smallpox. Frank Hrown, u restaurant man of Ord was taken ill recently with what is pronounced smallpox. He did not know what was the matter, but thrco physiciuns pronounced it smnllnnv Every effort will be made to nmwnt a spread of tho disease. Ilcuvy Ituin at (iordon. What promised to be the worst storm in years opened at Gordon Monday with a four hours' rain, which later turned to snow, nceompanled by heavy wind in the late afternoon and even ing. The snow und wind ceased dur ing the night und no great damago was done. 'uKeU of Nebraska News. Privates Morris, Horucek aud Hart of the First Nebraska regiment arrived ut Hrniuerd from Manila. As they alighted from the train they were given a rousing reception by 1,000 peo ple. The by brought 'homo two trunks full of relics. George Hughes, charged with crimi nal assault upon Miss Zclla Thomas In the home of her parents lu Eagle, about six weeks ugo, wns arralnged before Judge II. S. Ramsey last Satnnlnv nf. tornoon. A pica of not guilty was entered anil Hughes wns bound over in 81,000, and in default was commit ted to jail. The vaults of the Commercial Na tional and the Fremont National bankf of Fremont ure being equipped with up-to-duto burglar ularms. The Rock County State bank at New port. Rock county, with a paid up capltul stock of 8:1,000. bus been author. Ized to commence bnslnet-s. I'reslil.-ntlnl Tost muster Wasiiinoion. Jon. 2ft The Prctl dent nominated these postmasters to. day: Kansas-Charles Smith, Washing- l?ni..Ut!0r80 W I,,ort' St-onli John II. Mchols, Kiowa; William a Palmer Jewell; Robert M McGontgal. Colby MI.Rour.--T. L. Crane. Lee's Sum. lit; Albert F. Huggins, Shelblna TO BUY FUND WARRANTS. Treasurer Mrncrtn Authorlred to Offer I'reinluin of 1 t-3 l'er Cent. At a recent meeting of the state board of publlo lands and funds the following resolution, introduced by Treasurer Mcservc, was adopted: Whereas, The county treasurers nre now making their annual settlement and the state treasurer is. receiving n. largo amount upon principal on school lands, which has Increased the permn- nent funds of tho htuto to u largo amount; and Whereas, There arc no bonds on the market which can be bought; there fore, be it Itesolved, That tho slate treasurer is instructed to buy unregistered general fund wnrrants to tho umount of 8100, 000, issued upon tho appropriation of 1807, and pay l'i per cent premium for the same. He is also instructed that when these warrants shall bo ,4 called for payment and the Interest shall bo collected on said warrants, that he shall credit an amount from this interest to tho permanent' school fund sutllient to reimburse said fund for the umount of premium paid, nnd tho balance of said interest shall be credited to tho temporary school fund. CATTLE RANCH TELEPHONE. I'rlTate Knlerprlne IlultiN Mil KttnndlnR :tOO Mllei. A telephone company lias been formed by Chndrou people and articles of incorporation havo been, tiled. It is composed of Iiartlctt Hicli ards, prcsl- 1 dent. Will Q. Comstock, vice president; Charles C. Jamison, secretary. Tho company is named the Ranch Tele phone company, aud will extend from Gordon to Chadron, with headquarters, at Chadron. The company is capital ized nt S.r,000, und will have a com plete line of over 300 miles that will V tap all towns from Gordon to Chadron und Elsworth, aud reach to each of their large and numerous cattle ranch es In Cherry county. The Hub Full L. O. Jones, proprietor of tho Hub clothing store on Tenth street near O street in Lincoln, has turned over all of his assets to Charles H. Hunt of Chicago, as trustee for the benefit of his creditors. No preferences of any sort are given. All are to share and share alike. The Hub has done a larpe volume of business, but the goods have been sold on close margins. This, with the large interest account carried 011 the account of iusnlllclcut capital is the cause of the present difllculty. Fled With III StepdatiBher. Considcrnble surprise exists at Craw ford over the news that A. Comstock. n farmer living seven miles southwest of town, had eloped with his step daughter, a girl of 18 or "0 years. Corn- r stock has been there for fifteen years und wns always highly rejected. He lias been selling his stock und proper ty for some time and hits left his wife and two small children practically destitute. All efforts to fiud tho mis creant couple huve j so far prove u fruitless. Had Trip of a I.lttleTot. Littlo Helen Messeger, uten-year-pld mite" of an orphan who bus been in California with her grand mother. Mrs. Hose Ritchie, went through Oma ha on her way home to Rock Island, 111. She left California with her grand mother, who died in the drawing room' of the Pullman car at Reno. Nov., und the body wns taken from the train to be embalmed, while the little girl camo to Omaha alone. I'nlou rarlflo Incorporate. The Union Pacific Railroad company has filed with the secretary of state amended articles of incorporation. It , Increases its canital stock S'T.-lill.OOO and through its general solicitor, neiiy, paid into the state treasury fees thereon to the umount of $2,7.r.4. liaised Ills H.iUry. On the stengthof the school ennsiis. County Superintendent George Horsi 01 rout county, was given a raise of salary to tho minimum of 81,000 u year by the county commissioner at their last meeting. For a few years past the salary has been nt SSiln. lTttle items. Joe Huckctt, u brnkeman running between St. Joe nnd Wymore, had 11 bund crushed nt Fulls City while mak ing u coupling. The women of the suffrage associa tion of Table Rock held successful and Interesting banquet Friday even ing of last week. The postotllce safe at Friend wnn wrecked by burglurs by means of ex plosives but nothing wus secured. V Tho burglars evidently became fright- ' ened. Grip has AVvmore In Its itnu. Mr.. cases, are serious, having run into pneumonia. It is estimated Unit over 200 persons ure confined to thoir homes with the grip in some form or another. The grain elevator at Pleasant Dale, west of Lincoln, wus untirelv destroyed by Are reeeutly. The loss l large, but believed to hu covered by insurance. The elevator Is thu pi op crtyofG. W. Lowry, u gr,l ,.,ur- chant of Lincoln. ' "? Offended the Otrruan Consul Manila, Jan. 53.-Tho newspaper America has beon suppressed by Gen eral Otis, upon the complaint of the German consul, for publishing -.n ar. tlclo ulleglng that tho German in Mu nllnixvere giving financial a.v,isUucov . . to the Filipino cause. zJl -. : r Taxoikii. Morocco, Jan, 2". The' ' government troopj commanded by ,4 Prince Mnrunl have defeated the TaC lt rebels In a big battle. The chief , rebel s son and nlnetoen others ner ,f ?Mpliit,V1, ThU U "Ported to end - rebellion.