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"Wo nro Hollanders," replied Philip.
"A part of tho crew of tho vcssol
which was wrecked?" Inquired ho.
"You havo nothing to fear; you nro
enemies to tho Portuguese nnd bo nro
o. Wo belong to tho Island of Tor
unto our king Is at war with tho
Portuguese, who nro villains. Where
arc your companions? on which Isl
and?" "They nro nil dead," replied Philip.
"May I nsk you whether you havo fall
en In with a woman who was adrift on
a part of tho raft by harsclf; or havo
ycu heard of her?"
"Wo havo henrd that a woman was
picked tip on tho bench to tho south
ward, and carried away by tho Tldoro
pcoplo to tho Portuguese settlement on
the supposition that alio wns a Portu
guese." "Then God ho thanked, she Is saved."
tried Philip. "Merciful Heaven! ncccpt
my thanks. To Tldoro you said?"
"Yes; wo nro nt wnr with tho Por
tuguese, wo cannot tnko you there."
"Not but wo shall meet again."
Tho person who accosted them was
evidently of consequence. His dress
was, to a certain degree, Mohammedan,
but mixed up with Malay; ho carried
arms In his glrdlo and n spear In his
hand; his turban wob of printed
chintz; and his deportment, Ilka most
persons of rank in that country, was
courteous and dignified.
"Wo aro now returning to Ternnte,
and will tako you with us. Our king
will bo plcasod to receive any Hol
landers, especially as you are enemies
to tho Portuguese dogs. I forgot to
tell you that wo havo ono of yjur
companions with us In tho boat; wo
picked htm up nt sea much exhausted,
but ho Ib now doing well."
"Who enn it bo?" observed Krnntz;
'It must bo Bomo ono belonging to
lomo other vessel."
"No," replied Philip, shuddering. "It
mist bo Schrlttcn."
"Then my eyes must behold him bo
.'ore I bellevo It," replied Krnntz.
"Then bellevo your eyes," replied
Philip, pointing to tho form of Schrlf
ten, who was now walking toward
"Mynheer Vandcrdeckcn, glad to nee
you. Mynheer Krnntz, I hopo you aro
well. How lucky that wo should all bo
caved. He! ho!"
"Tho ocean has then, indeed, given
np Its dead, as I requested," thought
In tho mcantlmo Schrlften, without
making any refcrenco to tho wny In
which they hnd so unceremoniously
parted company, addressed Krnntz
with nppnrent good humor and some
illght tlngo of sarcasm.
"What do you think of him,
"That ho Is a part of tho whole, and
has his destiny to fulfill as well as
you. Ho has his port to play In thlB
wondrous mystery, nnd will rcmnln
until it is finished. Think not of him.
Recollect, your Amino is safe."
"True," replied Philip, "tho wretch
Is not worth n thought; wo havo now
nothing to do but to embark with
theso people; hereafter wo may rid
ourselves of him nnd strive then to re
join my dearest Amine."
When Amino ngaln camo to her
senses sho found herself lying on tho
leaves of tho palmetto in n small hut.
A hideous black child sat by her,
brushing off tho flics. Whcro was she?
Sho wob tnken to tho Portuguese
fort nnd turned over to tho command
ant. Ho subsequently released her un
der tho promlso that she would mar
ry him provded her husband wns
dead. She sailed for Qon, unexpectedly
meeting her old pastor, who was re
turning from tho far East.
Wo must now again return to Philip
ind Krantz, who had n long conver
sation upon tho strango reappenrnnco
of Schrlften. All that they could ngreo
upon wns that ho should bo carefully
watched, and that they dlspenso with
his compnny as soon as possible.
Krantz had Interrogated him as to his
escape, and Schrlften had Informed
him, In his usual sneering manner, that
ono of tho sweeps of the raft had been
allowed to get adrift during the scuf
fle, nnd that ho had floated on it until
ho had gained n small Island; that on
seeing tho peroqua, ho hnd onco moro
launched It, nnd supported himself by
It. until ho was perceived and picked
up. As thero was nothing Impossible,
although much of 'tho Improbable, In
this account, Krnntz aBked no moro
questions. Tho next morning, tho wind
having nbnted, they launched tho pe
roqua, and mado sail for tho Island
It wns four days before they arrive:!,
as every night they landed nnd hauled
up their craft on tho gundy beach.
Philip's heart was relieved nt the
knowledge of Amlne's safety, and ho
could have been happy nt tho prospect
of ngaln meotlng her hod ho' not been
so constantly fretted by tho company
As soon aa they arrived at tho prin
cipal port nnd town of Ternnto, they
were conducted to n largo cabin, built
of palmetto leaves and bamboo, ami
requested not to leave it until their ar
rival had been announced to tho king.
The peculiar courtesy and good
breeding of theso Islanders was the
cons taut themo of remark of Philip
-BY CAPTAIN MARXYAT.
and Krantz; their religion, ns well as
tholr dress, appeared to bo a com
pound of tho Mohammedan and Malay
an. After n few hours they wero sum
moned to nttend tho ntidlcnco of tho
king, held in tho open nlr. Tho king
wns sentcd under n portico, attended
by a numerous concourse of priests und
soldiers. Thero was much company
but llttlo splendor. All who wero about
tho king wero robed In white, with
whlto turbans, but ho himself was
without ornnmont. Tho first thing
that struck Philip and Krnntz when
they wero UBhcrcd Into tho presenco of
tho king was tho beautiful cleanliness
which every whcro prevailed; every
dresB was spotless and whlto as tho
sun could bleach It.
Having followed tho examplo of
thoso who Introduced thorn, and sa
luted tho king after the Mohnrnmcdnn
custom, they wero requested to bo
sentcd; and through tho Portuguese In
terpreters for tho former communica
tion of tho Islnndcrs with tho Portu
guese, who had been driven from tho
place, mado tho Portuguese languago
well know by many a few questions
wero put by tho king, who bado them
welcome, and then requested to know
how they had been wrecked.
Philip entered Into n short detail, In
which ho ntntcd that his wlfo had been
scpnrated from him, and was, ho un
derstood, in tho hands of tho Portu
guese nt TIdorc. Ho requested to know
If his majesty could assist hi in in ob
taining her release, or In going to Join
"It Is well said," replied tho king.
"Let refreshments bo brought in for
tho strangers, and tho audlcnco Is
In n few minutes thero remained of
all tho court but two or threo of the
king's confidential friends and ad
visers; and n collation of curries, fish,
nnd n vnrlcty of other dishes wns
served up. After It was over, tho king
then said: "Tho Portugucso aro dogs;
they aro our enemies will you nsBlst
us to fight them? Wo havo largo
guns, but do not understand tho uso
of them ns well ns you do. I will send
n fleet ngnlnst the Portugucso at Tl
dore, If you will ns3lst me. Sny, Hol
landers, will you fight? You," ad
dressing Philip, "will tuen recover your
"I will glvo nn nnswor to you to
morrow," replied Philip. "I must con
sult with my friend. As I told you be
fore, I was tho captain of tho ship,
nnd this was my second In command
wo will consult together." Schrlften,
whom Philip hnd represented ns a
common seaman, hnd not been brought
up Into tho presenco of the king.
"It Is good," replied tho king; "to
morrow wo will expect your reply."
Philip and Krantz took their leave,
and on their return to tho cabin, found
that the king had sent them, ns a
present, two complete Mohnmmedan
dresses, with turbans. Theso wero wel
come, for their own garments' wero
sadly tattered and very unfit for ox
poBuro to tho burning sun of thoso
climes. Their peaked lints, too, col
lected tho rays of heat, which were In
tolerable; and they gladly exchanged
them for tho whlto turban. Secreting
their money In tho Malayan sash,
which formed a part of tho attire, they
soon robed themselves In tho nntlvo
garments, tho comfort of which was
Immediately acknowledged. After a
long consultation It was decided that
they should accept tho terms offered
by tho king, ns this wns tho only
feaslblo way by which Philip could
hopo to rcobtaln possession of Amine.
In ten days all was ready, nnd tho
fleet, mnnncd by seven thousnnd men,
made sail for tho Island of Tldore.
Hut It met with disaster, Philip nnd
Krnntz bolng nmong those tnken pris
oners by tho commandant of the Portu
gucso fort on Island of Tldore. This
Is the tort to which Amine had been
As every one descants upon the wnnt
of comfort In n prison, It Is to bo pre
sumed that there are no very comfort
nblo ones. Certainly that to which
Philip and Krantz wero ushered had
nuythlng rather thuu the air of an
agreeable residence. It was under the
fort, with a very small aperture look
ing toward the sen for light and air.
It was very hot, and moreover desti
tute of all thoso llttlo conveniences
which add so much to one's happiness
in modern houses and hotels. In fnct.
It consisted of four bare walls and a
stono floor, and that was all.
For threo weeks they remained In
tho fort, every day becoming moro In
timate with tho commandant, who
often communicated with Krantz.when
Philip was not present, turning the
conversation upon his lovo for Amino
nnd entering into a mlnuto detail of
all that had passed. Krantz perceived
that he was right in his opinion, and
that Amino had only been cajoling tho
commandant that sho might escape.
Out tho time passed heavily away with
Philip and Krantz, for tio vessel made
"When shall I see her again?" solil
oquized, Philip one morning, as he loll
ed over tho parapet, In compnny with
"Sco who?" said the commandant,
who happened to bo at his elbow.
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
Philip turned roundnnd stammered
"Wo were talking of his sister, com
mandant," said Krantz, taking his arm,
and leading him awny. "Do not men
tion tho subject to my friend, for it Is
a very painful one, and forms one rea
son why he Is so Inimical to tho sex.
She was married to his lntimato friend,
and ran nway from her husband; It
wns his only sister, and the dlsgraco
broko his mother's heart, and has mado
him miserable. Tako no notico of It,
Some dayB after this conversation, aa
they wero all threo seated at table, a
corporal entered, and, saluting tho
commandant, informed him that a
Dutch sailor had arrived at tho fort,
and wished to know whether ho should
be admitted. Doth Philip and Krantz
turned palo at this communication
they hnd n presentiment of evil, but
they said nothing. Tho tailor was or
dered In, and in n few minutes who
should mako his appcaranco but their
tormentor, tho one-eyed Schrlften. On
perceiving Philip nnd Krnntz seated at
tho tablo ho Immediately exclaimed:
"Oh, Captain Philip Vandcrdeckcn, nnd
my good friend Mynheer Krnntz, first
mato of tho good ship Utrecht, J am
glad to meet you agnln."
"Cnptnln Philip Vnnderdcckcnl"
ronrcd tho commandant, ns ho sprang
from his chair.
"Yes, that Is my captain, Mynheer
Philip Vandcrdeckcn, nnd that Is my
first mate, Mynheer ICrnntz, both of
tho good ship Utrecht; wo wero
wrecked together, wero wo not, myn
heer? He! ho!"
"Sanguo do Vanderdockcn! the hus
band! Corpo del dlavolo Is It possi
ble?" cried tho commandant, panting
for breath, as ho seized his long sword
with both hands and clinched It with
fury. "What, then, I havo been de
ceived, cajoled, laughed at!" Then,
after a pause tho veins of his forehead
distending so as nlmost to burst he
continued, with a suppressed volco:
"Most noblo sir, I thank you; but now
It la my turn. What, ho, there! Cor
poral men here, instantly quick!"
Philip and Krantz felt convinced that
all denial was useless. Philip folded
his nrms nnd mado no reply. Krantz
meroly observed: "A llttlo reflection
will prove to you, sir, that this Indig
nation Is not warranted."
"Not warranted!" rejoined the com
mandant, with a sneer; "you havo de
ceived me; but you aro caught In your
own trap. I havo tho paper signed,
which I shall not fall to make uso of.
You aro dead, you know.tcaptain; I
have your own hand to It, and your
wlfo will bo glad to bellovo It."
"Sho has deceived you, commandant,
to get out of your power, nothing
more," Bald Vanderdecken. "Sho would
spurn a contemptible, withered wretch
like yourself wero sho as freo as the
"Go on, go on; It will be my turn
coon. Corporal, throw these two men
Into tho dungeon; a sentry at the door
till further orders. Away with thomt
Most noblo sir, perhaps your influen
tial friends In Holland and Spain will
cnablo you to get out again."
Philip and Krantz wero led away
by tho soldiers, who wero very much
surprised at this change of treatment.
Schrlften followed them; and as they
walked across the rampart to tho stalr3
which led to their prisou, Krantz, In
his fury, burst from tho soldiers and
bestowed a kick upon Schrlften, which
sent him several feet forward on his
"That was a good one he! he!"
cried Schrlften, smiling and looking at
Krantz aa L regained his legs.
Thero was an eye, however, which
met theirs with an Intelligent glanco
as they descended tho stairs to tho
dungeon. It was that of tho soldier
Pedro. It told them that there was
ono friend upon whom th?y could rely,
and who would spare no endeavor to
assist them In their new difficulty. It
was a consolation to them both; a day
of hope which cheered them as they
onco moro descended tho narrow steps
and heard tho heavy key turned which
secured them In their dungeon.
(To bo continued.)
Ilrr Purling Throat.
In the course of a call nt a very Jolly
place the other afternoon a girl was
Inspired to relate a good story. It met
with such success that she was In
spired to tell nnother, and yet another,
nil tho other callers keeping up their
appreciation all the other callers but
one, that Is to say. Tho exception was
a woman who looked as though sho
hoped her rigidity would bo mistaken
for hauteur, nnd who was evidently or
very conservative notions. With vis
age grim and never n smile did she
listen to tho young womnn's nnec
dotcs, until It flashed through the hit
ter's' mind that sho hnd somewhero
henrd that among the antediluvian
rnces It wasn't considered good form
for n woman to toll good stories. At
last this woman rose to go. To every
body but tho girl she bowed and said:
"Very glad to havo met you." To tho
girl sho observed, and In precisely the
tone sho would have complimented a
poodle for its parlor tricks: "I've en
Joyed your stories so much." Nev
York Evening Sun.
Teach Your Children to Play Alone.
I bellovo that every child should be
encouraged, If not required, to play
alono during somo part of tho day.
Any close observer of children will
note an unexplained tendency to sllll
nes when a number of them oro nt
play together. There are likewise dan
gers in nn ovcrsupply of adult society.
Children ' nro moro Influenced by In
direct suggestion thnn wo are apt to
renllze, nnd we may keep them by us
too closely, nnd thus nffect unfavor
nbly their will power nnd their Inde
pendent development. Elaine Goodalo
Eastman In tho May Woman's Home
u a i ib
The Work of the Tornado in New
STORM FOLLOWED BY FIRE.
Many Who riml to tho Cellar! Wore
linprlinned hjr Wreckage nuil llurned
It Win C'lrcui Day anil tho
Village Wat Crowded With
VUltor From tho
Nkw Richmond, Wis., June 14. A
tornado struck this town of 1,031" in
habitants nt 0 o'clock last' night nnd
from fifty to 175 persons nro estimated
to havo been killed and 400 others
It was circus clay nnd New Rich
mond wns crowded with visitors from
surrounding" cottages and farms. Just
before six o'clock the sky blnckened
nnd next camo tho roaring, swaying
funucl-shnped cloud. Many who saw
tho approaching tornado ran to their
collars, barely reaching them before
tho houses wore swept nway from
For hours tho town was cut oft from
tho outside, nnd tho news of the storm
was carried only by messengers or
terrified fugitives. Tho wholo sur
rounding country wns in tho storm
territory and telegraph wires wore
blown down nnd railway tracks
washed nway. The first relief train
reached town to-day, more than twelve
hours after tho storm.
FIRE AFTER THE STORM.
Tho estimate of 175 killed Is made
by tho railway companies nud physi
cians. Thero may be many more, but
tho eorrcct number cannot bo ascer
tained for several days, if ever. Many
Hardly had tho storm dono Its work
when tiro broke out in different parts
of tho ruined district and soon llamos
were seen In a doz:n places. Many
houses that had escaped tho wind
were burned, nnd many of tho bodies
found show marks of tho fire.
Tho relief train from St. Taul
reached Now Richmond early to-day.
Resides supplies ofovcry kind it
brought twenty nurses und twelve
Tho storm struck tho Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway
at ISoardman and followed tho track
to Now Richmond. It passed through
Now Richmond from south to north
and leveled tho center of tho town. Tho
pcoplo scetnad hemmed in and large
numbors were buried atlvo. On both
sides of tho main street every build
ing was destroyod.
Now Richmond is on tho Wisconsin
Central and tho Duluth-Superior
branch of tho Omaha road. It is
thirty-six miles cast of St. Paul, and
in tho heart of tho rich fanning sec
tion of St. Croix country. It is near
Willow rlvor, where there are several
lnrgc saw and grist mills, and is qui to
a business center. It is one of the old
est towns of Western Wisconsin and
hnd many handsome residences.
There woro two principal streets
crossing each other at right angles,
tho moro Important one running east
nnd west. It was through this street
tho storm passed. Tho thoroughfare
was three miles long, linoi with trees,
and mado a flno driveway.
HE SAW THE TORNADO COMING.
J. A. Carroll, a traveling man from
Tortage, Wis., who was hero when
the storm struck, says ho saw tho funnel-shaped
cloud as It camo up tho
principal street and took refuge in tho
basement of tho Hotel Nicollet. The
hotel was wrecked, together with
every other business houso In the city.
Carroll drovo to Stillwater by team
for relief and a train with doctors
started from thero at 12:15 this morn
ing. Carroll says tho burning of tho
ruins cut off all hopo of escape for
many pinned in the wreckage.
I Carroll was in the hotel j ust before
0 o'clock. It had been stilling hot
and tho nlr was breathless. A dull
rumblo broko tho stillness, Increasing
to a roar.
DASHED INTO SPLINTERS.
"1 ran to tho door of tho hotel," ho
said, "and thero was tho funnel
shaped cloud bearing1 down upon us.
I Tho noise nnd roaring w.is frightful
i Tho blackness of tho sky was inde
scribable. I shouted tha. a cyclono
was upon us and ran for the basem:nt.
It was hardly an instant beforo tho
building was lifted from its founda
tion, twisted into fragments und
dashed into sp'.lntors.
"Charles Melvennon, tho proprietor,
was in tho basomont with me. I
helped to take him out with terrible
Injuries. Wo saved his wife, also ono
of his children, both injured. We
could hear his other child crying un
der tho wreck, but wero not able to
got to it. Ono of tho laundry girls
was taken from tho ruins.
"Not u building is left standing in
the main street, which was well built
"The track of tho storm seemed to
I bo half a inilo wide. How far it e.-
tcndo.1 I can't tell. Tho storm struck
us from the southwest. Thero is not
a building left on its foundation in
I tho main part of tho village. Most of
i them nro twisted nnd beaten to
"To add to tho horror, flro in tho
ruins followed tho storm. It was
night nnd thero wero no lights.
Thero was no means left for fighting
tho fire. Tho only thing wo could do
wns to battle for tho lives wo might
reach beforo the flro cut off escape
I must havo worked two hours In tho
debris. I do not know how many wo
saved. A train was got together to
corao to Stillwater for help and I
camo with it,"
Inhabitants of tho village felt no
alarm until half past S o'clock, when
heavy dun colored clouds gathered on
tho western horizon nnd soon spread
over tho sky, gradually growing
denser and darker, and presaging a
Great alarm prevailed shortly be
foro tho storm broko and refuge was
sought In cellars, wells, caves, or
other underground structures that
Trees wero broken off short by tho
forco of tho wind, which struck tho
town full in tho center, nnd in ten
minutes awful destruction hnd been
wrought. Tho largest brick walls
crumbled and tho lighter frame struc
tures wero whisked away liko so much
straw. Many houses wero carried for
blocks and dashed to tho earth.
500 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
Flvo hundred buildings wero
wrecked and when tho storm had
passed about tho only structures of
any noto left standing were tho Cath
olic und Ilnptist churches. Not n
dwelling houso was loft uninjured.
A largo iron bridge over Applo
river was blown into fragments and
tho parts distributed along tho banks
n half milo away.
Two lnrgc iron safes wero caught
up and carried n distnnco of a block.
Ono of theso weighed 3,000 pounds.
Within a space of a fow blocks, n
hundred bodies wero counted. Legs
nnd nrms wero missing in many cases.
Ono body was found with tho head
Not nil who sought refuge in cellars
escaped. In somo cases houses col
lapsed, nnd those In tho collars woro
entombed. To add to tho horror of
tho situation, fires started by over
turned stoves, nnd many wounded,
unable to drag themselves out of dan
ger, died from burns.
A circus was in town and farmers'
had gathered to sco the show. A few
minutes beforo tho storm struck,
muny who had just come from tho cir
cus rushed to u brick building closo at
hand. This building was destroyed.
Many nro supposed to have perished
At tho Nicollet hotel tho guests
wero at dinner. All sought the cellar.
So far as known, most of thoso in this
houso woro saved.
Tho storm first struck at a place
called Calash liar, n short distance be
low Stillwater, nnd laid wnstc the en
tiro country from that point to New
THE LIST OF DEAD.
Namci of Somo of Thote Whoio IJodtoi
Have Ileen Kocovared.
New Richmond, Wis., Juno 14. Tho
list of dead in tho storm can only bo
given in part, as many bodies "aro
burned or burled in ruins. Tho total
Is expected to reach 200, So far Mio
following bodies havo been recovered:
Fourteen unidentified bodies lying
in tho Congregational church; Miss
Abblo Williams, caught in wreck and
burned to death; Mrs. Gralnton; Mrs.
Ward Gould; Gcorgo Stock; William
Callahan, farmer; Mrs. John Gillcn;
Mrs. J. M. Shady; Shady, boy;
Walter Fnrrell, 8 years old; un
known man, burned; unknown man,
head severed, supposed to bo n circus
man; Mrs. G. Herd of Roardman,
Charles Reed of lloardmnn, Thomas
McChoe, 18 years of age; Olo Gunder
son, farmer; Michael Ilotiorton,
fnrmer; llrockhardt and threo
chlldron, Bernard. Joslo nnd Essie;
Cora llutlcr, I). M. Uarrett, Mlllio
Hawkins, Evangellno Hawkins, Mary
Hawkins. Wlllnrd Wells, city marshal;
Ellen McGrath, Edgar Stacks,
brldgo inspector; Thomas McCabo,
teacher; Farrell, n son of
Thomas Farrell; Vernlo Tambdcn,
unknown laundry girl, Elmer John
son, Roso llrooke, Mrs. Roso Ilrookc,
Thomas Carrlck, druggist, Anton So
gard, teacher, M. Hollenbeck, agent
of tho Omaha road, A. T. Cumborlaud,
Putrlck Wells, farmer, Timothy Noon
an of -Stillwater.
Missing Theso aro reported dead,
although tho bodies havo not beeu
found: W. W. Illxby, undertaker, two
daughters of S. N. Hawkins, Mr. Pat
ton, Mr. Carey, Miss McKinnon, J. U
To Itoturn the Shlpi to China.
Sicattlk, Wash., Juno 14, A well
authenticated story comes from Japan
that all of tho men-of-war captured
from tho Chlncso in tho war between
tho two countries are to bo returned
to the Chlneso government. This is
part of tho policy decided on by Japan
to protect her neighbor from the in
roads of tho powers.
Slay huceooU Iliruei.
Washington, Juno 14. It Is talked
hero that tho object of Captain Na
thaniel McKay's removal from Wash
ington to Guthrie, to become a perma
nent resident of Oklahoma, ir. con
nccted with tho territorial governor
ship nnd not with the United States
Senato, as reported in somo quarters.
Tho visit hero of Governor Barnes, F.
11 McKinley, Captain Huston, of
Guthrie, nnd others at this timo, is
said to bs in relation to a prospective
change in tho governorship of tho ter
ritory. Allied for Itetiretoent In the Field.
Manila, Juno 14. Colonel Alfred
T. Smith of the Thirteenth infantry,
whose home is jn Buffalo, N. Y., haa
applied for retirement. He was over
came with tho heat in last Saturday's
movement oh Paranaque. It is not
thought, however, that his condition
To Try Arbltr.itlun There.
Bunxos Avukh. Juno 14. Tho orbit
ration treaty between tho Argentine
Republic and Uruguay has beon
NEWS OF NEBRASKA .
CONDENSATION OF IMPOR
TANT NEWS ITEMS.
Short and Pithy Paragraphs Which Tell
of What III! Happened or Wltf Hup.
pen In Onr Commonwealth The JVen
Saturday, Juno 10,
Van Far-age, a printer nt Norfolk,
committed suicide by taking a dose of
Mark Rose, n young boy of Omaha,
tvns kicked in the head by a playful
horse and dangerously injured.
Jerry Rcbmnn, who Is with tho First
regiment nt Manila, nus been detailed
for scientific work in tho Philippines.
Mrs. Frederick Toms, aged sixty-one
years, of 2220 South Twelfth street,
Omaha, tittempted Bulcido by cutting
her throat. Sho was prevented by a
Fred Wcls, n general merchandise
dealer tit Fremont was arraigned in
the district court nnd pleaded guilty
to selling cigarettes to n minor. He
was lined 825 and costs.
Representatives of n New Yorlc syn
dicate have been in Omaha for several
days trying to secure ninety day op
tions on tho Omaha breweries. They
met with but partial sueccss.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor J. E. Har
ris, recently appointed .superintendent
for the blind, will take charge and as
sume his new duties today, nnd Super
intendent Jones will turn over every
thing' and step out.
Governor Poynter lias directed Ad
jutant General Barry to apply to tho
war department for one of the Spanish
cannon captured nt Manila. The stato
is entitled to two guns nnd one has al
ready been assigned from .Santiago.
While Clarence Smith, nged fourteen "
years, of Dunbar was hanging on the
ladder of a bote car while the train
was switching ho wns knocked off In
coming in contact with a cattle chute
and thrown under the train. His leg
was broken and an ugly hole torn in
his bowels. Ho cannot recover.
Mondny, Juno 1!!.
The price offered by the New York
syndicate for the Omaha breweries
is 81,030,000. 4
Lieutenant P. J. Cosgravc of Lincoln
has been promoted to the captaincy of
company I, First Ncbraskn.
The Model stcum roller mill nt Wil
bcr, which has been shut down for a
time, will resume operations.
At Hastings Mrs. William Grabill was
thrown from n buggy und was serious
lj' injured. She nlighted on her head.
It cost August Olson, a farmer near
Wymore, 8123.75 to get acquainted
with the wilesof a lightning rod agent. P
Ic Berry of Alma, while in bathing
struck his head on u rook when mak
ing a dive, and fractured his skull. Ho
Tho plant of the Omnha Elevator
company nt Osceola was totally de
stroyed by flro. Tho origin of the lire
is still n mystery.
Tho Teknmah city council refused
to call an election for tho purpose of
voting 810,000 bonds to aid the pro-,,
posed Sioux City nnd Omaha road.
At Nebraska City, George Thomas,
nrrcs-ted on n bnstnrdy charge pre
ferred by Miss Florence Brown, has
disposed of the case against him by
announcing that ho will innrry the
girl ns soon as her health will permit.
D. E. Thompson of Lincoln has dis
posed of his controlling interest in the
Fnrmers' & Merchants' Insurance com
pany to agents of n syndicate includ
ing American nnd English investors.
The future movements of Mr. Thomp
son are n mutter of conjecture amonjf
his friends. Tho fact that ho offered
his residence to the state for n gover
nor's mansiou, and disposing of his in
terests us above stated, load many to
think he contemplates removal froir.
Tuefltluy, Juno 13.
Two cases of small pox have beeu
discovered in Omaha and tho parties
afflicted have been isolated.
Tho hardware store of W. E. Jakwny
at Kearney was burglarized of wi
dozen revolvers and 814 in cash.
John Farley, residing two miles
southenst of Fairmont, has becomo in
sane and has been taken beforo the
county insanity board.
At Alliance tho timekeeper of n rail
road outfit was assaulted by hoboes.
Ho shot and seriuusly wounded two.
Public sentiment is in his favor.
A drunken fnrmer near Crete tried to
cross tho track In front of a train and
his horse wns knocked fully twenty
feet nway and instantly killed. T)tf
man himself, his buggy and u keg "'
beer escaped unhurt.
In response to n request of Governor
Poynter tho wnr department has taken
measures to preserve tho bodies of the
boyrfof the First Nebraska who roigl'j
possibly dio enrouto home on board
transports. This is to avoid buriaN at
sea and allow tho bodies to bo turned
turned over to tho relatives.
James W. Neeld at Humboldt h
been arrested for dispensing tanglefoot
without tho proper authority to do t
Tho police of Lincoln nro on track of
the parents of tho baby sometimc'iS0
left on tho doorstep of the homo or A
A. Lasoh. It has been learned that a
woman with such n baby got off a Bur
lington train at Lincoln nnd registered
nt iiMiotel. Sho disappeared tho moras
1 11 rr tin lmlur iuiiu ..nriil It Is nl"
learned that a gentleman in Denver is
In search of a runaway wife II(l l)? ''
1 nnd that thn last traen ho had of thr"1
was nt Lincoln. Jnt,crcstlng dcvclpp foj
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