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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1900)
Mutiuvcd Body of a Farmer is
Found Near Kearney.
BOY OF TWENTY MAKES A CONFESSION
Vi M. Nclnn. nn Acrd Man, Km Victim
Ilonmli: Found llurlril In n Itu-
lnn Theodora NoUon, thn Hon,
la l'laccd t'ndcr Arrot.
Another tragedy wns unearthed Sun
day night, when the headless body
of C. JI, Nelson, u Swedish fnnner
who lived eight miles northwest of
Kearney, was found In a ravine 200
yards southeast of his barn under a
pile, of straw and dirt, Resides the
head, one arm was also missing. Men
tion was made about two months ago
of the disappearance of C. M. Nelson.
At that time it was generally believed
he had left his home to return to
Sweden, but things had since trans
pired which led Sheriff Funk to the
belief that he had met with foul play.
Saturday the sheriff went out to Nel
son's farm and secured the assistance
of twenty farmers and began a hunt
for tho remains. All nearby straw
and haystacks were overturned, an
old dug well descended and ravines
hunted out. Then the hunters gath
ered around the house and barns to
finish the search. In a straw barn at
tached to an old frame barn and built
since thu disappearance, soft earth
was found and thu party at once began
to dig, expecting to unearth the body.
In this they were disappointed. How
ever, it was owing to this digging that
the body was found. When about two
feet below tho surface, an old hat with
a large cut In the back was turned up,
together with a largo shell-shaped
bone. Tills bono was thought by
many to eome from some largo animal,
but Sheriff Funk stuck to it.
As it was growing lato the search
was abandoned for the day and all re
turned to town. The bone dug tip was
taken to a doctor, who at once pro
nounced It a portion of tho human
The search was renewed Sunday and
the body found as stated. I.ate Sun
day the youngest of Mr. Nelson's three
children said Ills brother Theodore,
nged twenty years, had done the kill
ing. When Throdore w as told his brother
had given him away he acknowledged
that he had committed the crime. Me
Bald that ho had hit bin father over the
head with a pitchfork. One blow had
killed him. lie then tied a tope around
tho feet. He then fetched a horse and
pulled the body over tho hill anil down
Into the draw where lie was found. He
bald he knew nothing of tho disloca
tion of the head ami arm, but it is
thought he knows and does not earn to
Hoonusc of tho long out In the rear
of the bat and also that it is cut In the
middle from front to rear and also be
cause tho boy says his father was
bending over the horse tank, the belief
Is general that the crime was com
mitted with an axe, ami tho boy also
cut off tho head and arm.
Nelson was nerly sixty years old and
was living with his second wife, who
Is barely twenty. lie parted with his
first wife u few years ago, they divid
ing all thoir property, both real and
It is said that Nelson was brutal in
his treatment of his sons, ami that the
night ho disappeared a neighbor saw
him knock down his youngest son with
a club and then go for tho older one.
Probably this trouble caused Nelson's
The son who did the killing is under
arrest, as is also a man by the name of
Grant, an uncle of the murdered man's
wife, who, It Is thought, knows more
about tho killing than he is willing to
tell. Mrs. Nelson is under surveillance.
WATER MOVING SOUTHWARD
Clilrngo Dr.ilimR" Channel IHsrhnrKliiK
Content at l.ockport.
Tho first water from the Chicago
drainage channel passed through the
controlling works at Lookport, 111., In
to tho Mississippi valley last Satutday
morning. The water inside the eon
trolling works was within two feet of
tho mitru sill of tho gates, having
risen two feet during tl.o day. Chief
Engineer Randolph left for l.ockport
to sco the water of the Chicago river
running Into the wide shallow bed
prepared '.for Its first aeration above
tho Joliet upper pool.
l'roinlc S?ody Decision.
Secretary Hay has received a cable
pram from Ambassador Choate at Lon
don, stating that ho had an eminently
satisfactory Interview recently with
Lord Salisbury rolativo to tho seizure
of American goods by Hrttlsh warships.
Lord Salisbury listened Intently to tho
representations on this btibjeet, made
by Mr. Choate, by direction of the
Rtatu department and took them un
der consideration, promising voluntar
ily to give tho matter immediate- at
tention and to return a speedy decis
ion, Accidentally Shot Himself.
At Nebraska City Dr. W. 1'. Wilcox
incidentally shot himself with a
target rifle. Tho ball entered tho
loft breast, to the right of tho heart,
nnd passed entirely through the body.
Ho may recover. Ho picked tip tho
rifle in going to bed and it caught and
Ileot SaRar I'actnrr Ktnrlti,
The- beet hugar factory of tho Stan
dard company was btarted up at An.es
and will bo in operation for thrco
months at least. It has u capacity of
000 tons of beets per day.
TO WATCH TRANSVAAL WAR
United Slnlm Military Attache IInIXv
Captain Carl Hoiehman, Seventeenth
infantry, just appointed as the United
States military attache with the Doer
army, comes from a distinguished (ler
man family, says a Leavenworth, Knn.,
dispatch, and is a graduate of llcldcl
burg university. He came to America
in 13Sl,nnd enlisted In th" regular
army as a private. ( liu . . ,. . . rs
he passed to tho grades of corporal,
sergeant nnd second lieutenant, nnd
since then his promotions have been in
the regular order.
Captain Hclchman has made a deep
study of military affairs, and Is tho
author of four pamphlets on kindred
When war with Spain was declared
ho was made an assistant adjutant
general, with the rank of captain of
volunteers and participated in the San
tiago campaign. On his promotion to
a captaincy in the regular service he
joined his command in the Philippines
and was several mouths at the front,
it Is stated that he Is on the personal
stall' of General Otis, and will go to
South Africa direct from tho Philip
BIO FEES FOR EXECUTORS
Knhrrt Lincoln mid Norinnn Itram
I'rnllt I'm in I'lillinmi INtiitc.
Robert T. Lincoln and Norman 15.
Roam, oxeeutorsof the estate of (ieorgo
M. Pullman, were nllotcd as compensa
tion for their services the sum of St-.'i,-000.
This is said to be the largest
amount in fees ever allowed executors
of any esttt j handled by tho probate
The final accounting of the excutors
in the Pullman estate is expected to
be made tills week. It is said that the
estate, which was listed at about S-V
000.000 when the will was probated,
will now figure up to neitrlv SI I,-000,000.
Muy form Alliance.
The seizure of the Rundesrath re
mains the dominant topic of the Her
man press. Inlluentlal papers like the
RciTmger, Tageblatt, Cologne Volks
Zoltifng. Hcrliner Neueste, Nachrich
ten, Hamburger Corresponden. and
the semi-olllcial Rerlincr Post, strong
ly hint at the possibility of Germany
forming an nnti-ISritlsh coalition with
Russia mid France. The anti-llritlsh
feeling in clearly growing. A series
of anti-ltritlsh demonstrations in the
various cities is being organized ly tho
I'lt Now I'rlcn rir ISroonn.
At the closing session of the broom
manufacturers ' association of the
Untied States and Canada in Chicago,
resolutions were adopted indorsing the
action of the Union Rroom Corn Sup
ply company in advancing the cost of
raw material, it was decided to ad
vance till grades of brooms '.'.1 cents a
doen, to bring the manufactured
product on a par with the price of thu
raw material. Under this action, the
lowest prices for brook is'Sn a dozen
to jobbers and S.V,1 to retailers.
fat ul I'lrn In u Tenement.
At least two persons were burned to
death In a lire that occurred early in a
big tenement house at No. 30.1 Kast
Ninety-second street, New York. The
bodies of two unknown women were
taken from the building. There may
be other bodies in the building. Sev
eral persons were Injured, one. a live
year-old boy, it is thought fatally.
Crushed liy Hhit I'limncc.
Three men were killed at the Illinois
Steel company's plant at Thirty-first
street and Ashland avenue, Chicago,
.loseph Middle. Ignat. Ginzeoak. Frank
Schuek. The men were at work in the
blasting room when one of the huge
blast furnaces fell and they were
crushed to death.
Judge Silas A. Holcomb of the su
premo court has appointed Milton
Schwlnd as his clerk and stenographer.
The oath of office and the appoint
ment in writing tiled with the sec
retary of state show that the appoint
ment is to be considered temporary.
The salary is fixed by law at 1,000 a
C'onfce In Murder.
At the trial of Henry Rrunot and his
mother at Pana, 111., for the murder of
.lane llrunot, whose body was found in
an abandoned well on April 10 last, on
the llrunot farm, lirunot confessed the
crime, exonerating his mother. He
wns given a life sentence and his moth
er was acquitted.
Death of llrnesl ,), l.chiunn.
KrnestJ. Lehman, founder of the
Fair department store, and the first to
put into oNcoution in Chicago the de
partment store idea, died at White
Plains. N. Y. Mr. Lehman had long
been a patient at a private sanitarium
in White Plains.
Thu I.nutnn I'lind.
Tho total subscription to the Lawton
fund to dato amounts to St3.-i.13..1?.
General Corbln says that although ac
tive efforts to increase the fund have
ceased, voluntary contributions will be
accepted up to tho time of Mrs. Law
ton's arrival at San Francisco, about
Ico IIiirotcr Strike.
The ico harvest begun a few days
ago at York was brought to a stand
still for tho reason that tho hands
nil struck for higher wages. Nearly
nil tho unemployed workmen of York
have signed an ngt cement not to work
for tho local lee company for less than
15 cents per hour. Tho company has
been paying 10 cents.
Y'liiiu Man Drop Deiut.
Jay Cook, a young man of Fonta
nel, Dodge county, dropped dead in
that town. He was well known in Ne
braska athletic circles, .
Campaign in the Phillipincs has
PURSUIT OF ENEMY IS VERY ACTIVE
Nerr Soldier Itontn Hclicl In Kvory J'.u-
Cacmeiit Iti'lreut Nearly Cut
Off Tho I'milncc to
he Cleared .Soon
The war department has received
the following from General Otis:
"Manila, Jan. t). Hates pursuing
enemy in south with vigor. Schwnn's
column, moving along shore Laguna
do Hay, struck 800 Insnrrcctlonlsts un
der General Noriel at Hinon Uth Inst.,
and drove them westward on Sllang;
captured place, from which point cav
alry pushed through to Indang.Schwan
captured three of Norlel's six pieces of
nrtlllery nnd will take remainder; also
his transpoitatlon with records nnd
large quantity of ammunition. Two
battalions of Twenty-eight, part of
Whenton's column, struck enemy near
Imus yesterday, killing and wounding
one huncrod and forty. Rlrkhclnior,
with battalion of Twenty-eight, struck
enemy entrenched west of Haeoor yes
terday morning; enemy left on field
sixty-live in dead, forty wounded and
"Our los3 thus far Lioutcnnnt Che
.icy, Fourth Infantry, four enlisted
men killed nnd wounded. Hxpeoted
that Sehwau's troops will cut off re
treat of enemy'h Cavlte army. Wheaton
moving today on Las Marinas. Hoyd,
Thlrty-fcvcuth infantry, moved east
fiom Las llanos und surrounded troops
of General Hisal nud considerable prop
erty. It is expected that Cavite and
Hatungus provinces will bo cleared up
soon. In the north Leonhausor, with
three companies of Twenty-fifth, at
tacked robber bands iu Arayat moun
tain and dispersed them, destroying
their barracks and subsistence. Found
there five of our prisoners whom they
had picked up on the railroad; three
killed, two le.'iously wounded. These
northern robber bands will be actively
SUSTAINED MANY INJURIES
An Ohio Itcxlmcut Soldier Wounded liy
Tu enlj-.nl.x Hiillct,
A Cleveland, O., Jan. 8 dispatch says:
Private Krelder of light battery K.
Third United States artillery, mustered
out. received twenty-six wounds and
fully recovered. Colonel 1). W. Hon
ban, Seventh Infantry, just returned,
tells the story as follows: "In an en
gagement a shrapnel bhot was explod
ed liy Filipinos near tho battery and
twenty-live bullets from it lodged in
hts body. A bullet from a Mauser rille
also struck him, making twenty-six
wounds. Kreidcr spent some time in
the army and government hospltaJs ,it
Manila and San Francisco. He recov
ered and is now at his mother's home,
Wharton. O. I have been told that he
wanted to return to Luzon nnd fight
the Filipinos for revenge. When told
his wounds disabled him from fn-ther
service he cried. While in the ho. pital
at the Presidio he met a young woman
and later married her. 1 think I am
safe In saying that Krelder holds the
record of being tho worst wounded
man to recover In the history of any
Killed hy nn Old Mini.
At Stevens Point. Wis., Louis Wels
ncr, jr., partner of Curran & Weisner,
extensive dealers iu horses, known till
over central Wisconsin, was shot five
times and fell dead on Main street.
The shots were fired by Gabriel Green,
nn old man aged ubout seventy. Sev
eral weeks ago Green's barn and four
teen valuable horses were destroyed by
an inceudlary the night after the
Greens had won an important law suit
over Weisner. The Greens accused
Weisner of having a hand is the fire
and Weisncr'.s death is a tcsult of the
Shoot it Superintendent
John M. Resley, sixty years old, a
clerk, bhot and seriously wounded
Charles W. Galloway, superintendent
of the middle division of the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad, In the latter's office at
Cumberland, Md., nnd walking to the
court house, gave himself up. An in
ventory of cars in the yard, made up
by Resley and claimed to be incorrect
by the superintendent, brought about
,the trouble. Hot words were followed
,by blows and then threo shots were
fitvd. Itesley claims that Galloway
,drew his gun first, but frlcuds of the
latter deny it.
Klllt Woman nnd Himself.
After taking every precaution to pre
sent the identity of himself and hts
,vict'un from becoming known, a man
'nupposed to be John Futrell shot and
killed a young woman and tried to
commit suicide in a rooming house on
Fast Madison street in Chicago. When
the door was opened the indications
were that the woman had been dead
about five hours. The man had died
later. The polieo believe tho man and
woman were theatrical people. The
cause of the erlmo is ns much a mys
tery as tho identity of the two.
The. Murderer OcU Away.
Investigation tn connection with tho
murder of Miss Hachel Ferguson last
Friday night, at Toronto, Canada,
discloses the fact that the motive wns
notnobbery and that the crime was in
all probability tho work of a man of
a same character as "Jack the Hip
per. " Within an hour before the mur
der, two other young girls were chased
and a third knocked down by the same
man in the same vicinity. Tho post
mortcn examination discloses tho fact
that tho victim was terribly smashed.
The murderer Is still ut liberty.
FATAL FIGHT IN KENTUCKY
Two Men Kllluil and Tour Other So
News has reached London, Ivy., of a
fight on Otter creek, Clay county, in
which Lige Lewis nnd ticneral May
were shot and killed and four other
participants seriously wounded. The
light occurred nt a school house where
one of the Jncksons wason trial before
a magistrate for killing another Jack
son. The fight was started soon after
the trial began and court wns ad
journed and the figst carried on both
in the school house and iu the yard.
Four of tho men were brought to
Manchester and placed in jail. Lige
Lewis Is a brother of ex-Sheriff Joe
Lewis of Clay county.
NO REVENUE LAW REVISION
KilntliiR Condition Will Not Penult of
A Washington special says: 'There
will be no revision of the war internal
revenue ta law at tills session of con
gress," said Congressman Hopkins of
tho house ways and tnsans committee.
"There are several reasons for this,
the principal one and tho only ona
worth referring to being that the war
in the Philippines is not over and we
do not know how long we will have to
keep a large army there. Und"r thev
circumstances wo cannot accurately
judge of what the actual needs of the
army will be and the only thing to do
is to let the existing schedule re
main." TRICK OF KENTUCKY JUDGE
MnutpiiUlc tho I.nir to Itcnetlt the
A Frankfort. Ivy., January S dispatch
says: Judge Contrlll entered an order
granting tho injunction prayed for by
Flection Commissioners Point, and
Fulton restraining Mackoy and Coch
ran. Governor Taylor's appointees,
from qualifying and acting. The court,
after granting the injunction, entered
an order setting it aside and giving the
right to appeal, stating it thought the
ease was of such importance it should
be passed on by the court of last resort.
This gives the democratic commis
sioners the selection of the judge
before whom the ease shall be heard in
tlie court of appeals.
Second to l'rnneo.
The United States will have a more
extensive exhibit at the Paris exposi
tion than any other country with the
exception of France, which will utilize
one-half the total space. This infor
mation reached Commissioner General
Peck at Chicago in reports fiom vari
ous points iu Kurope and this country.
Tho American exhibit will be several
times larger than Great llritaiu's and
us large as Russia's and Germany's
combined. Mr. P"d: will sail for Paris
the latter part of February.
Kntert I'ort 1 1 en liy I.nden.
Tlie Paeilio Mail company's steamer
Algoa. the biggest steamer that ever
entered San Francisco, arrived Sunday
from China and Japan via Honolulu
and was sent to the quarantine station.
Slli lirmltrlit nil nnKm'lliroi-.. hut. pnrrlml
twice as much freight as ever entered
the golden gate In a single vessel. Tho
Algoa struck on a reef at Honolulu but
was not injured. Slio reports that the
plague at that point lias been stamped
(iroHn Darker. - '
Latest mall advices from India aver
that the situation there grows darker
every week. Threo million are work
ing on government relief works. Tho
sale of children by starving parents is
becoming common. Families are
breaking up. each member for himself
in seareli of food. Abandoned children
arc found frequently. It is a famine
of water as well as food. Cattle are
dying off by thousands and no rain is
now expected until June.
Clnned hy thu Itcniillcft.
Moses P. Taylor, colored theatrical
manager, had his congress of ereole
"beauties'' at Cincinnati tlie past week
and failed to meet his pay roll. After
the show Saturday night the Creoles
chased him. One of them cut him
with a razor and he Is at the hospital
iu a ciltical condition. Tlie women all
escaped and It Is not known which one
slashed the manager across tho face
and throat with her razor.
Tim lllc MortR;ij; I'llod.
The live million dollar mortgage of
Kentucky distilleries and warehouse
company that lias already been re
corded at Louisville, Lexington, Cov
ington and elsewhere In Kentucky
was filed In Hourbon county Monday.
It must be filed tn twenty counties in
Kentucky in order to cover till tlie
property of the trust.
Miixt I'ay for Her Trnlnlii".
Miss Mary F.. Howe obtained a ver
dict for Ssiooo in the New York su
preme court before Justice Truax iu
her action against Mrs. Frances Au
gusta Skinner. Tlie suit was brought
by Miss IIowo forjl.7."0 for services
rendered by her to Mrs. Skinner as
"society coach," as a companion and
1' rice of Sugar Adwinrrd.
All grades of refined sugar have been
advanced 1-Kiof a cent.
Striker AkiuiiII Workmen.
At Chicago strikers made another nt
tack on men employed at tho inter
cepting sewer iu Thirty-ninth street,
near Wentworth avenue, nnd In the
general fight that took place one of
tho strikers, Roger O'Hrten, w is fatal
ly shot. Over a dozen tliots were fired.
l'lreninii Killed In Wreck,
A passenger truin, west-bound on
tlie Norfolk A. Western, was wrecked
at a rldgo east of Pulaski, Vn, Fire
man '"ercy Cromer of Roanoke was
killed and Engineer Smith of llrlstol is
reported badly liurU
MARS ON BURNED
Handsome Home of Publisher
Pulitzer Totally Destroyed,
TWO WOMEN PERISH IN THE FLAMES
rilo ItreiikH Out Willie Inmate Am
Astorp, nnd Housekeeper anil
Uotcrnct fall to .Make
The handsome residence of Joseph
Pulitzer, publisher of the New York
World, New York, was destroyed by
fire and two women servants were suf
focated or burned to death. Tlie total
loss is estimated at about S300.000. The
insurance Is S-'.'O.OOO.
Tlie victims of tlie fire were Mrs.
Morgan Jellltt, the housekeeper, and
Miss F.lizabcth Montgomery, the gov
erness. The dwelling wns a four-story build
ing of stone and brick, with carved
entrance. The dining room was fam
ous for its handsome llttinirs.
The origin of the fire is variously
ascribed to electric wires, the steam
heater and an open fire. It started
about 7:no a. in., while Mrs. Pulitzer,
her daughters, Constance and F.dith.
twelve and fourteen years of ngc. re
spectively, and Herbert, a boy of tltree,
and the housekeeper and the gover
ness were asleep. Mr. Pulitzer and
hts son Joseph, jr., were at Lakewood.
There were sixteen servants in the
There was not much smoke, but the
Humes spread rapidly and were soon be
yond control. Mrs. Pulitzer got her
children together and with the aid of
their nurse got them safely to the street
and to an adjoining building. Several
of the servants had narrow escapes,
one of them making his way out of the
building through the roof. He said he
saw Mrs. Jellitt on the roof, and that
site went back to get a bag containing
Christmas presents. When the firemen
found the body of the housekeeper on
the top lloor the bag was in her hand,
lteontaincd a number of silver trinkets
nnd fancy articles. The woman's body
was partly burned. The body of the
governess, Miss .Montgomery, was dis
covered after several hours on tlie third
floor. The woman had only had time
to put on a skirt and batli robe and
pair of tdippers befoio site was over
come. Her body was not badly burned.
While a dozen firemen iu charge of
Lieutenant Harry Iiauck were at work
on tlie third lloor after the fire was out
tlie flooring gave way and let them all
fall to the second lloor. All but Iiauck
escaped injury. The building was
completely gutted by the lire, the eon
tents were an entire los-, and these
alone, it was estimated, were woitli
TWO MAYORS CLAIM OFFICE
Ciinlllet ut .slirriiinoMlo for i!io IM-Iit
liotli Mayor William Land nnd Mayor-elect
George Clark are exercising
the powers of the mnyor's office at
Sacramento, Cal. Mayor Laud notified
all the city departments that he is still
mayor and he claimed that he would
uxcrolso the prerogatives of office un
til thjj's'uit brought against Clark bv a
eitizeji.to prevent his taking office, be-
,;ans,iiqf the calleged violation of tlie
puritjvof the election law, is deter
mined. On the application of Land, the in
cumbent, Judge Johnson issued a tem
porary injunction restraining Clark
from performing the functions of
mayor pending the determination of
the case. Tlie new city board of trus
tees had already organized and resolved
to recognize Clark as mavor.
A Hungarian U llauced for KHUhr thu
tilrl He I.oved.
William Wasco, a Hungarian, was
hanged in the yard of the county
court house at Pittsburg, Pa. Wasco
met his fate without flinching. On
tlie scnffold he prayed and then- said:
"Goodbye, people. J gladly give my
life for my sweetheart. I loved her."
After the trap was r.prung death re
sulted in a few minutes from strangu
lation. Tlie crime for which. Wasco
was executed was the murder of Annie
Sastak, a Hungarian girl, who had ie
fused to marry him. He shot himself
it the same time, but recovered.
SALISBURY WILL ANSWER
jelnro of American I'lntir Nut to Itc
The United States ambassador Mr.
Choate, did not receive nn answer Mon
day from the llritish government re
garding tho seizure of American Horn
by llrltlsh cruisers in South African
waters. Lord Salisbury lias u note iu
preparation, but a few days may elapse
before it is delivered.
Tho Associated press lias good ron
ton to believe that the flour will be re
leased and possibly a ruling will bo
made differentiating between food
ktuffs for field and domestic purposes.
Kcftolntlou to Mediate.
In tlie senate Tuesday Senator Petti
grew offered a resolution authorizing
the United States government to offer
mediation between Great Hritain and
South Africa, Ho announced that it
was his purpose to make a speech on
A Red und Keercuut I.nver.
Elizabeth Gladstone, nged sixty-three
years, has secured judgment iu tlie su
perior court nt San Francisco against
Joseph Honrdman, aged seventy-three
years, for breach of promise of mar
riage. She sued for 3.')00,000,
WORSE SHAPETHAN BEFORE
(lcnor.il White's Victory Offer No He
lief to I.udymnltli. S.
A London, Jan. 0 dispatch says: Gen;
eral White still holds out, or did so
sixty hours ago when tho Hoers, ousted
from their foothold inside tlie works,
suspended their assault nt nightfall
ihigland has taken heart. The situa
tion, however, is worse. Tlie belea
guered force must have expended largo
amounts of ammunition, which cannot
be replenished and must have lost a
number of officers and men, which is
counterbalanced, so far as the garrison
is concerned, by the greater loss of the
Hoers. General White still needs re
lief, and the difficulties confronting
General Duller are as great as before.
Tlie former's unadorned sentences,
as read and re-read, suggest eloquent
ly the peril in which tlie town was for
fourteen hours, and how barely able
his 11,000 men were to keep from being
The chief concern for General White
is in respect of ammunition. Sixty
eight days ago. at tlie beginning of tho
siege, his small-arm ammunition was
vaguely described us "plenty." His
artillery then had 300 rounds per gun.
Some of the batteries have been in
action fietiuentlv since then, and all
were probably engaged last Saturday.
His stock of shells, consequently, must.
b. low. and this will make It difficult
for General White to co-operate in a
movement by General Duller.
The inttenchments at Ladysmlth, as
described in a message that left a day
or two before the fight, and has just
come through, are fortified hills, well
covered with rifle pj?s and trenches,
down which tlie Infantry move in sin
gle file to the various posts in absolute
safety. Full rations are still served
but no whisky or tobacco.
KILLED IN DESPERATE DUEL
Whipping of u Necro C'oRtit Thren I.ltoi
Oak Ridge, eighteen miles northeast
of Vieksburg, Miss., was tho steac of a
desperate pistol duel, in which three
of the best known residents of tlie
county were killed. Dr. James Austin,
his son, Dr. Otho Austin, and his son-in-law,
R. S. Stephenson, had been ar
rested on an affidavit sworn out by A.
I). Rollund. charging them with whip
ping one of Holland's negro tenants.
The trial had hardly opened when the
shooting began, but who fired the first
shot is not known. When the smoke
of battle had eleared away Holland.
Stephenson and Otho Austin were dead
and Dr. James Austin and a young son
of Holland were seriously wounded.
JONES NOT YET SATISFIED
Colden Itnlu .Major lln Seuiitorlnl Iteo
In HI llonnet.
The supporters of Mayor Samuel 11.
Jones of Toledo. O., in his non-partisan
campaign are organizing ills strength
into a party or movement which has
for its object the control of roveral
congressional districts of tho state
next full, and. if possible, the election
of Jones to the United States senate in
ltio-.'. There will bo a conference, iu
furtherance of the plan between this
mayor and leaders of tlie non-partisan
movement in Cincinnati as soon as
Jones returns from New York-, where
he now is.
(ioiernor N'iih IiiiuiRunited.
At noon Monday in tlie rotunda of
the state capitol Hon. George K. Nasli
was inaugurated governor of Ohio, suc
ceeding Asa S. liushnell. The oath of
office was administered hy Chief Justice
.shauck of the supreme court, follow
ing which Governor Hushnell presented
the new governor with his commission.
Governor Nash then delivered his in
To Protect American Intcrcit.
The gunboat Machius has been or
dered from San Juan to San Domingo
to ptotect American interests in case
trouble follows the attempt of the
French naval commander at San Do
mingo to enforce tlie settlement of the
pending French claim of StlO.OOO. It is
not believed that there is any chance
of a conflict between the French and
American naval forces in tlie execution
of their instructions.
U:y Not to 'ho Kecelictl.
A special from Washington says:
When young Adelbert Hay." son of
tlie secretary of state, readies Pretoria;
to assume charge of tlie United States
consulate at the capital of tlie South
African republic, lie will be informed
by President Ivruger that lie is persona
uon grata, and that he is at liberty to
return to Washington at his own
Ohio Vllhij;o SiKTor Heiully.
Prairie depot, an old village twelve
miles north of Foster, (., was visited
by a disastrous fire, entailing a loss of
from 8100,000 to gl.io.ono. Kleven bus
iness houses and one dwelling house
were destroyed. Tho insurance will
not cover one-third of tho loss. Tho
place was provided with only an old
ii.iiiu engine mr lighting tires.
Street Italluiiy Hum Hum.
The barns of tlie South Chicago City
railway at Hammond, hid., were des
troyed by lire. Thirty-two cars were
burned. The lov,, fully covered liy
insurance, is placed at Sl'.IO.OOO.
Hold Holdup ut ClilciiKo.
Three men, each with a revolver, en
tered the office of the Lehigh Valley
Coal company, Thirty-first street anil
Stewart avenue, in Chicago, drove tho
office boy Into the telephone box, took
about S1.000 and a gold watch from U-
cashier, who was the only ojjmr oHv
pant of tho office, ran through a yard ,
tilled with workmen and escaped. '
I.nittnu fn ml (Ironing,
The Lawton home fund Is attaining
noble proportions and General Corbln
is of tlie opinion that there is uow lu
sight about 53.1,000.
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