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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
CHAPTER XV. (Continued.)
"Was this what you wero working
tor?" I demanded, with a sudden jeal
"Perhaps I wasl" she answered loft
ily. "I hope she will never bo sorry
that she chose wrong."
"I hopo notl" I assented cordially.
"A real gentleman," repeated Miss
Woodward "as free-handed and free
spoken as a prince a gentleman who
knows how to treat a woman, even If
he Is only a servant n gentleman I'd
work my Angers to tho bono for, and so
would a good many morol"
"You did your best for him," I could
not help saying. "You 1iavo nothing
to reproach yourself with."
It was true, ns WIddrlngton had
raid, that all tho women wero fasci
nated by handsome, darc-dovll Charlie.
What wonder that Nona had felt his
power? I could only bo thankful that
tho fascination had not gone deeper.
"No; l'vo nothing to reproach myself
with," tho maid assented. "And I'll
pray night and day for my young lady,
that she may see her mistake before It
is too late."
And with this parting shot the reso
lute virago marched sternly from tho
room without a word of farewell civil
ity. I finished my Interrupted letter.?, and
(hen sought Nona. Sho met me with a
"Such a strange thing has happened,"
Rhe exclaimed. "Woodward has left at
n moment's notice. Sho would not
give any explanation of her going, only
eald that sho was sorry to Inconven
ience me, but circumstances obliged
her to leave at once; and sho has
"Tho most extraordinary proceed
ing," chimed In Miss Elmslie. "I told
Nona that sho could Insist upon Wood
ward's remaining until sho had found
another servant. If it had not hap
pened that a young girl from tho vil
lage Is at liberty to take her place at
once, It would havo been most Incon
venient and nwkward; and Woodward
was such an excellent maid. I supposo
"WHERE'S THE YOUNG FELLOW GONE TO?"
he has had some quarrel with the
servants and she never had a good
"I wonder,'.' began Nona, and then
"What do you wonder?" I asked.
"Nothing," sho laughed, "only an
odd Idea of mino."
"Tell mo your Ideas; I Uko to hear
"I was wondering whether Tlllott's
leaving had anything to do with Wood
ward's. I know sho liked him, and
thought him a great improvement on
Charles; but then ho waa "so much
younger. Of course It waB very Billy of
mo to connect tho two events."
"I don't know about that. I think
It was very sagacious of you," I an
iwfirod "Then thero Is something. "What
are you laughing at? What Is it?"
"You are right, my dearest. Wood
ward's and Tlllott's departures do hang
And then, Miss Elmsllo having dis
creetly retired, I told Nona tho whole
tory from beginning to end, only en
Joining on her tho Bocrecy which tho
dar llttlo indiscreet Miss Elmslle
could never have been trusted to' nro
eervo. Nona's astonishment was unbounded.
"What a plot!" sho exclaimed. ''It'
la like a book; .and Wpodward, who
eeomed eo quiet' and so respectable,
was helping It all And that man Tll,
lott was a detective, ""How strange it
all is I I feel as if I wero in a dream.
Tho will was really stolen then( not
lost, and and now I understand; you
puzzled me so when you persisted you
had eeon mo at Molton, and (hat I bad
taken your bag. I waa puzzled, and
and a llttlo angry" blushing.
"YeB, you wero thoroughly mysti
fied," I agreed.
"0 I do hope,"' said Nona, "that
man, Idi.ngton, will never, never
find Charlie poor Charlie, who was
my playfellow and friend, and my poor
ancle's pet and darlln;;, treated like a
t i 11
common thief. Yon will not allow It
promise nic.you will not."
"It will not be so bad as that," I as
sured her. "Of courso ho must bo
made to surrender tho will. However,
we will not talk about him any longer.
This Is my last evening, you know, and
I havo a thousand things to say. Tho
time Is too precious to waste, my dar
ling." I left the Rectory on tho following
day. Tho next few months wero
passed in a dream of happiness which
left mo llttlo thought for Charlie
Branscombo or his concerns. Occa
sionally, It is true, I wnB brought into
relations with WIddrlngton, for my
connection with tho ofllco could not bo
abruptly terminated, and In tho matter
of Forest Lea I felt that I had a special
responsibility to discharge. Tho do
tectlvo was actively following up cluo
after clue as they camo Into his hands.
His pride and his professional Interest
wero thoroughly roused by his first
failure, and ho was bent on completing
tho caso in which ho had nlready
worked so hard. Mr. Charles llrans
combo had not left England so much
WIddrlngton was suro of. Probably
want of means had prevented his going
far from homo and tho numerous
friends and adherents who wero nlways
ready to help him.
"I shall run him down yet," WId
drlngton confidently asserted. "Ho
must bo starved out sooner or later."
In tho meantlmo Forest Lea was
shut up and deserted, at the Rector's
constant regret; and only a vaguo Im
pression of tho truth floated about tho
neighborhood, whero my darling still
remained, under the friendly protec
tion of Mr. and Mrs. Heath cote.
Sho had promised to bo mino In tho
summer, when the first anniversary of
the good old Colonel's death had come
and gone. Then wo wero to havo a
pretty wedding In tho vlllago church
a wedding all flowers and sunshine,
such as became our hopes and our
I was fully occupied In preparing for
that supremo event. I was refurnleh-
Ing my newly-acquired home a lovoly
old house In Kent, amongst tho hop
gardens and woods of tho Weald and
sparing no pains to mako It a fitting
nest for tho sweet, gentle dove who
was to preside over it.
In such happy occupation, with fro
quent viBlts to tho Mldshlro Rectory,
the months passed quickly away. I
had no personal part In tho next act of
tho drama which concorned Mr.
Charles Dranscombe, and must lcavo
Its chronicle to another pen.
A llttlo maid In a bluo cotton gown
and a whlto muslin cap was picking
peas In a cottage garden. Sho was
taking her work In leisurely fashion,
sitting on a three-legged stool with hor
basket In her lap, and gathering tho
plump pods as they dangled close to
her hand. Tho vines grow high that
year, and tho llttlo maid as sho sat was
almost hidden In the green valley; not
so much hidden, however, but that a
hot and flustered police officer saw her
as h3 tramped heavily up the path, and
blurted out an abrupt question
"Where's the young fellow gone to?"
She looked up with a pair of tranquil
bluo eyes, growing round with aston
ishment, as she repeated ofter him, In
a sfrong'country accent
"Young fellar? What young foliar
Sho, looked so fresh and so pretty,
and the yellow fringe which peeped out
from under her cap was so infantile In
Its Innocent simplicity, that Mr. James
Brown felt a momentary Impulse, in
spite of his (lustration, to chuck her
under tho cool rounded chin, and even
perhaps help himself to a kiss from
her red lips. If ho hadn't been so hot
and eo worried whero tho dickens
could that young rip havo got to? he
would certainly have taken ndvantago
of his opportunities. As it was he pur
sued his investigation and resisted the
, "A young fellar In a light twocd suit
he yftt. making straight for here," he
explained. "I saw him before mo over
tho fields not ten minutes ago, and I'll
swear I hardly lost sight of him. Ho
must be In tho house; there Isn't an
other place this way not even a shavo
of wood to hide him and Smith and
Varley would havo stopped him further
down. Ho must be In the house."
"Maybe, yo can ask," retorted tho
damsel Indifferently, reaching out hor
hand towards a group of pods, as if
dismissing the subject.
The officer wont his way, with Just
another admiring glance at the pretty
flguro In the charming green avenue.
Tho door at the cottago Btood wldo
open: a black cat was dozing In tho
sun; nil waa quiet and sleepy; there
was not a sound about tho place Tho
officer's loud knock brought a stupid
servant-girl with a snub noso and a
wide-open mouth to answer his reit
"Where's tho tho young gentleman
who camo In hero Just now? I wnnt to
speak to him."
"Thero's no young gentleman here."
ho replied "only my master and
misses, and they're both old."
"Whero nro they? Tell them Mr.
James Brown wnnts to spenk to them."
Tho girl preceded him Into tho parlor
at tho end of tho passage, after knock
ing at the door, and gavo his messago
"Mr. James Drown wnnts to speak
A decent old man of tho retired
tradesman class, disturbed In his after
noon nap, looked up with blinking eyes
at tho Impatient constable, whilst his
comely old partner put down tho stock
ing sho was darning, and prepared to
interview tho visitor.
"Good afternoon, sir," sho said, Civ
illy. "Won't you take a seat; it's
Was it real Innocence or only a
sham? Mr. Drown was not going to be
taken In; theso peoplo wero probably
allies of Mr. Charles Dranscombe old
servants or something of that sort.
Tho old gentleman's yawn wns too
demonstrative, and he did not mean to
let tho old lady's civility put him off
tho scent ho was quite up to that
game. Ho glanced sharply around tho
room, behind the old man's ponderous
arm-chair, at tho cupboard door, even
up tho chimney, beforo he nnswprcd In
his most official tone
"A young gent entered this house
about ten minutes or maybo a quarter
of an hour ago, Mr. Charles Brans
combo by name. I've got business
with him very particular business, if
you'll let him know."
"Mr. Charles Branscombe," echoed
tho old man; "he's not here, and hasn't
been, to my knowledge."
"Then It's without your knowledge,"
retorted Mrs Brown, who was getting
cross. "I'll tako my davy he's some
where on tho premises; and, as I hold
a warrant for his apprehension, I shall
havo to search for him with your
leave or without it."
"You'ro an Ill-mannered upstart
that's what you aro," exclaimed Mr.
Walker, very wldo awake now, and
starting up to face Mr. Brown. "And
I dare you to search my house war
rant or no warrant, I'm an honest man,
and I've nothing to do with your
scamps; and if I was ten years younger
I'd kick you out faster than you camo
In that's what I'd do" warming as
ho wont on.
"Hush, Samuel!" Interposed tho
dame, laying her hand upon his arm,
as ho shook his fist In tho Intruder's
face. "Never mind his manners it's
only his Ignorance. We don't mean to
resist tho law; If he's got a warrant, lot
him show It, and he's welcome to
search If ho likes. He'll soon see it's
no use. My husband is old, sir" nsldo
to Mr. Brown, as tho old gentleman
walked to tho window, and wiped hla
forehead with his handkerchief "and
he's apt to ho hasty when he's waked
sudden out of his sleep. Let us scf
your warrant, If you please, sir."
(To be continued.)
MAN'S LUNOS SPRUNO A LEAK.
That I Why the Cleveland nackman
Wai Bo Greatly Swelled.
From tho Cloveland Leader: It is
not often that a thin man becomes
alarmingly obese within twenty-four
hours. This, however, was the experi
ence of Martin McIIugh, who Ib a back
driver, and lives at 216 Hamilton street.
Wednesday morning he was too small
for his clothes. Several hours later he
had a pronounced "bay window," his
hands, feet, logs and arms wero twice
their natural size, and bis cheeks as
sumed rotund proportions that sur
prised tho members of his family. Ho
did not stop there, but continued to
grow big, finally being compelled to
discard hla clothing and take to a bed.
Dr. D. D. Steur was called. Ho said It
was evident that McHugh's lungs were
leaking. This, according to the physi
cian, becamo more evident when It was
seen that with each breath the rotund
portions rose and fell. In speaking of
the curious case Dr. Steur said: "Mo
Hugh was Injured by being struck with
the thill of a wagon. He felt no Im
mediate effects, but was obliged to go
home later In the day. Every portion
of his body scorned to acho. He then
commenced to bloat, his body swelling
to twice Its natural size. When called
In by tho family I saw at onco that
one of tho man's lungs had beon In
jured nnd was leaking air. With Dr.
N. Stone Scott I decided on an opera
tion. Tho body was punctured. Tho
air oamo out with alarming forco. The
disabled lung was then laid bare. It
had been Injured, a splinter having
probably entered tho casing. The
wound was cleaned and tho lung care
fully sewed. From last reports the pa
tient was doing nicely and will soon
be at his old stand."
Af PAIRS Of STATE
Departmental and Exccutfrc
ARMY AND NAVY MOVEMENTS
iStcnU t More Tlmn Ordinary Interest
to Ilia People of America onirlal
Action Which I line n Ilearluc
on Otir Future lllntory
Ilrlefi for lluny People
YFcdnemlny, AiiRiitl no,
transport Grant, bearing the
Wyoming and -Dakota regl
was sluhtrd shortly before 11
o'clock Tuesday night. The Grant left
Nagasaki for ban Francisco August 7.
United States Consul lledloe Ih ex
pected to reach Washington next week,
to muku explanation to tno stato de
partment of the occurrences which led
'o his suspension as consul at Canton.
Major John A. Logan was recently
appointed by the president a major in
the volunteer nrtuy, but his name was
accidentally omitted from tho list. Ho
lias been assigned to the Thirty-third
Tho comptroller has approved the
nanover National bank, New York
and the Hankers' National bank, Chi
cago, as reserve agents for tho City
National bank of Lincoln, and the
Continental National bunk of St. Louis,
for tho South Omaha National bank of
South Omaha, Neb.
All haste Is being used to dispatch
tho troops now waiting lit San Fran
cisco to Manila. It Is expected that
tho entire casual detachment now at
the 1'rcsldo will set sail in about two
weeks. Tho Pueblo left yesterday
with 050 recruits. Tho Colorado regi
ment turned over their arms and ex
pect to lcavo for Denver about Sept
It Is reported that the president's
proclamation relating to the taking of
the census in Cuba will be made public
In Havana soon. Although it is well
known that the taking of tho census
Is Intended as a prclhnliiaty step to
the establishment of a republican form
of government in Cuba, it la positively
stated at tho war department that
there is nothing In the census procla
mation to justify the assertion that
tho United States intends to give im
mediate independence to Cuba.
Thursday, Ang-uit 31,
President MeKlnley yesterday
warded to General Brooke at Havana
his proclamation calling for a census
Tho United States transport Kllpat
rlck sailed yesterday from New York
with 500 tons of relief supplies, food
and clothing, for San Juan, Porto
Secretory of Agriculture Wilson is
arranging for an exhaustive scientlllo
investigation of tho abandoned arms
of New England. Ho is very sanguine
in his belief that science can reclaim
these onco fertile farms.
It Is reported that Agulnaldo has
ordered the rebel generals in the pro
vince of Cavite to close in on nnd at
tempt to tako the town of Iinus, and
It 1b ndded that troops aro concentrat
ing around tho town from tho lake
Tho big battleship Wisconsin which
In being built at San Francisco will bo
ready for the trial trip inside of a fort
night or thrco weeks. Were it not for
the delay in getting the conning towers
from tho east the Wisconsin would
now be ready for the initial trial.
The insular commission, consisting
of Major Kennedy, Judge Curtis and
Major Watklns, which have given six
months' study to tho conditions of the
Island of Porto Rico, yesterday mado
its report to Sccretnry Root. It rec
ommends a form of civil government
for the island to take tho place of the
present military regime, und submits
for adoption a code of laws.
The war department yesterday in
augurated a new policy in tho way of
franchises by granting a revocable
license to Ramondo Valdcz to construct
a system of canals and electric light
ing and power works on, the Rio Plata
at a point ubout seventeen miles abovo
San Juan, Porto Rico. This is the
first license of the kind yet issued. Mr.
Valdez is a uatlvc of Porto Rico, and
tho war department has been induced
to grant the license because the con
struction of tho plant means the ex
penditure among the distressed in
habitants of Porto Rico of about 8200,
1)00. Friday, September 1.
After an absenco of several' months
1. Addison Porter, private secretary to
the president, has returned to duty at
the White house.
Tho recent success of tho German
American parcels post convention has
caused France to desire n similar
treaty, and negotiations aro likely to
bo opened at an early day. Tho
British government has likewise taken
Itcps looking to a treaty on tho saine
tines as Germany.
The president's visit to Canton is
proving to be thoroughly enjoyable to
him. He enjoys tho chats with his
neighbors, and is rested and benefitted
by tho trip. Only the most urgent of
public business is forwarded to him
from Washington to receive attention,
but even these keep the secretaries
American troops made n sally into
tho woods near Cebu against the
natives who recently ambushed four of
our soldiers and drovo them further
Into tho hills. Thero wero no casual
ties, but several heat prostrations oc
turrcd. General Lawton Is extending
jlvil government to towns In his divis
ion, and the plan seems to please. Tho
Inhabitants of the towns are to have
entire charge of local affairs, may
make tax levies, start schools and pub
lie Improvements, and establish such
jivil offices us they wee lit. The peo
ple wero told that the tax mouey was
!.o bo expended at home, none of it
going to the general government.
According to the annual report of
the commissioner of pensions there
wero 17.0U pensioners residing In Ne
braska on Juno 30, nnd they drew
89,757,304 during tho past year.
On tho recommendation of the sup
erintendent of tho West Point military
academy, tho president has directed
tho Htimniary dismissal from tho ser
vice of tho United States of Cant.
Philip F. Smith of tho third class, for
"hnrrasslng and annoying a fourth
class man." Smith was appointed to
tho academy from tho Fifth district of
Nebraska, Juno, 1807.
Saturday, September 9,
President MeKlnley left Canton yes
terday and will arrlvo at Washington
The transport Warren sailed for Ma
nlla with 1,150 recruits. Tho Sherman
and Grant are to bo repaired beforo
At tho coming session of congress
Hawaii will be represented by William
O. Smith, formerly attorney general of
this country, llu will be appointed by
Tho Santa Fo railway has ag reed to
transport tho Twentieth Kansas regi
ment from San Francisco to Topeka
after tho regiment lias been mustered
out anil wait until the next session of
the legislature for payment.
General Fuuston declares that caval
ry Is greatly needed In tho Philippines,
nnd says that the country when dry,
Is superb for cavalry operations. Cav
alry could overtake and hopelessly
scatter and punish the insurgents.
At tho conclusion of tho Dewey cele
bration at New York Admiral Sampson
will be relieved of the command of tho
North Atlantic squndron. This action
Is to be taken at the request of the ad
miral, who has already had much more
than his portion of sea service in his
grade. After a short leave of absence
be will bo assigned to shore duty,
probably lu command of the navy
Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury
Taylor received a telegram from W.
I). Ilallerof lllalr. Noli., asking that
no action be taken on the selection of
n slto for the public building at that
place until lie nail given a Hearing.
Mr. Mailer said in Ills telegram that ho
Is representing tho business Interests
of tlio city, but which site ho will ad
vocate is not known. Ho Ih expected
to reach Washington within a day or
two, and nothing will bo done pending
Monduy, September 4.
Secretary and Mrs. Gage will leavo
Washington about September 10 to
visit Chicago and other western cities.
Ex-Congressman Colson, from the
Eleventh Kentucky district, has been
stricken with paralysis, and Is in n crlt
Following is the issue of Nebraska
braska pensions; Increase Michael J.
Harnett, Fremont, S14 to 817; William
Fosbcndcr, Rising City, 810 to 817.
Chief Justice Chambers, of the Sa
moan islands, has arrived In Washing
ton and will make a report to tho pres
ident and secretary of state on Satnoau
Admiral Sampson, with his fleet of
fighting ships arrived at Philadelphia
Monday, and this event marks the be
ginning of tho thirty-ninth annual en
campment of tho G. A. R
The Chicago trust conference has
created much interest. Many dele
gates have been appointed by differ
ent state government, and the arrange
ment committee will meet September
14 to 10.
Lieutenant Commander Winslow of
Rear Admiral Sampson's staff, denies
the report that the admiral is to bo re
lieved of tho command of tho North
Atlantic squadron at his own request.
He says the admiral in enjoying good
health, and wishes to remain with tho
Tnemlay, September fl.
Admiral Dewey hns reached Gibral
tor, where ho will rest on land for
Assistant Secretary MclkcHohn will
attend the reception of tho First Nc
brasda regiment at Lincoln.
Governor Barnes of Oklahoma is to
bo removed because of irregularity in
school land leases in which he is pe
At tho letter carriers' parade held at
Scranton, Pa., labor day, 5,000 men,
representing branches In all parts of
the country, participated.
Following is the issue of Nebraska
yensions: Original Henry Loner, hol
lers' and sailors' home, llall, 88, In
creaseJames Webb, Tccumseh, 88 to
Tho British foreign ofllec denies the
statement cabled to a New York news-
Eapcr that concessions on the Alaskan
oundary question have been decided
General J. R. Webster of Lincoln has
declined to accept the appointment of
assistant attorney general to tho sec
retary of the interior at a salary of
82,000 a year.
President MeKlnley has given up
his western trip, and will not come,
fartherwest than Chicago, whero ho!
will attend the laying of the Chicago
postofllce corner stone on October 1.
President Loubet has issued a decree
assembling tho" senate on September 18
as a high court. It Is understood that
the trials will Include charges of con
spiracy and attempts against the In
ternal affairs of the state.
It is gossip in Washington that the
president favors President Schunnan's.
plan for the government of the Philip)
pines. It is tho commissioner system,
similar to the one so successfully used
In the government of 'the District of
Columbia. The affairs of the govern
ment will be administered as far at
possible by local officers, tho head foi
the archipelago being a commission
composed of an officer of tho army, an
officer of the navy, and a native.
Jok ona Bird.
J. S. Wilson of Denmark, N. Y., is
in luck. He was in his 3eld tho other
day and saw a largo bird approaching
with something in Its talons. When
near Mr. Wilson the blsu, a large fish
hawk, lot fall a black bass that weighed
two pounds, still allvo. Mr. Wilson
thinks the hawk mistook him for a
"There la something about Scrib
bler's works that simply carries me
away." "The train of thought, I sup
YOUNG MAN KILLS HIMSELF;
Re(ua of Cllrl to Marry Htm Prompt
John Allen Mghtbody, son of Isaao
Llghtbody, a well known nnd respect
ed cltlrcn, living near Daykin, com
mitted Miicido by shooting himself
through tho heart with a 39-cnllbro
revolver. The young man had been
keeping company with Miss Emma
Helvy, who had several times recently
rejected'hls otters of marriage. Last
week he wrote a le'.ter saying he had
nothing to live for, and that ho would
kill himself If she persisted In her ro-
f usal to marry hltn.
Saturday ho drovo to Falrbury with
a team and buggy to do somo shopping.
Ho left about dark and at 8 o'clock
stopped at D. A. Smith's, three miles
west, ostensibly to pay Smith a small
sum of money he owed him, but real
ly, it Is believed, to bo near tho Helvy
girl, who was btopplug thero. Sho re
fused to havo any conversation with
him. anil ho drovo away. That was
the lust seen of hlin allvo. Sunday
morning tho horse returned to Smith's
where ho had been accustomed to wa
ter, drawing the buggy with Light
body's body lu the bottom and tho re
volver lying by Ills side. A few miles
further on, near the residence of Frank
Helvy, thero wero tracks at tho sldo
of tho road, which seemed to Indicato
that the rig had stood thero all night.
Tho body wan cold and stiff. A coro
ner's jury rendered a verdtct in accord
ance with the above factH.
Married Woman Caught by lliuband n
tertntnlnc the. Hired Man.
Fall City Is evidently determined to
keep Itself known to Ncbraskans. It
has had several scnsutlons lately that
have let people know tho town was in
existence, but Its latest csoapado has
proven to be the capshcaf.
Lincoln Mcilows, tho owner of tho
Star livery barn, has been visiting in
Mound City, Mo., for several days. Ho
told his wife he would bo nt homo
Thursdny at 3 p. m. but instead ho
camo in at 5:30 Frldav morning. Ho
found his hired man, Lou Calon, in bed
with bis wife and proceeded to mako
war upon hlin. In the scrimmage, lit
wife, who was attempting to protect
Caton, wns severely cut In the left sldo
by a pocket knife tho enraged husband
wns trying to use on Catou. She also
received a small cut on thd neck.
Caton escaped. Meadows has for soma
time suspected his wifo of being un
true to him, and neighbors claim sho
has bestowed her favors on at least ono
other person besides Caton. Caton was
at ono tlmo a common drunkard.
Medows took pity on hltn and fur
nished him with money to tako tho
Kcclcy cure and gavo hlin a job, boarded,
him in his family and has received an
a reward for his kindness u blighted
Ezra S. Whitney, ex-county treas
urer of Harlan county, has been par
oled from tho penitentiary by Governor
Poyntcr. Mr. Whitney was convicted
of embezzling county funds, in connec
tion with a banker, and who was sen
tenced to serve two yearn and a half,
lie has served most of his sontenco,
hut his friends havo been anxious to
have hlin liberated on parolo. no was
paroled Inst week on tho application
of his wife, who makes tho usual
agreement to furnish him employment.
News of the parolo was published last
week in n Harlan county newspaper.
The amount of county funds taken was
80,000 to 87,000. Mr Whitney was
elected county treasurer on tho fusion
Hoy Drowned In Mill Dnm.
A boy named Charlie Becker wai
drowned at Franklin Saturday in tho
Republican river. Ho was about six
teen years old. Ho was with several
other boys and went to tho old mill
dam fishing and In attempting to swim
ncross a very swift and deep channel
he went under and it was fifteen min
utes before the body was recovered.
A Pall of Forty Feet.
Guy Crook, a Falls City boy, who
has been visiting at the home of Wm.
"J'jaden of Humboldt, mot with a very
severe accident Thursday. While in
tho hay loft of Mr. TJaden'a largo barn
ho stepped backward into an open
chuto and was precipitated to thebaso
ment, a distanco of forty feet. Ono
leg was broken close to tho hip and
was severely bruised, but was taken
to his home the following day.
Ilody Fonnd by RoaiUlde.
The body of J. N. Rowo, of Harvard,
was found by the roadside near Agra,
Kans., last Saturday morning, whero
ho had camped before. The manner
of his death is shrouded in mystery.
Fell From a gadder.
L. N,, Maoy, a painter of Lincoln fell
from a Iwenty foot ladder whilo paint
ing last Sa'turday, His injuries are se
vere, hut not futal.
Lincoln has a band of antl-IIalIow
e'ons who nre mailing letters to vari
ous citizens, threatening vengenco on
all who in any way participate In tho
old-time sport during tho coming win
ter. Ilun Down br a Train.
A special from Cedar Grove, Wis.,
says thrco mon wero instantly killed
mother seriously injured'hyi boing run
down nt a crossing by tho north-bound
limited train on the Chicago and North
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