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Red Cloud Chief.
A totnpoinnco crunk must be a corn
The whlr-r-r of tho nlarin clock Is
Poverty mny bo iv blessing, but only
When it clliign to our enemies.
It In wild that ninny ti model wonmn
cnriiB u living by trying on cloaks.
When n mnn Is hungry ho doenn't
wnuto much tlino reading the bill of
The bent hind of local government
la founded on the wrecks of political
Tho Into (lenoral Lnwton didn't de
pend upon the typewriter or the news
paper Interview for IiIh heroism.
Tlio new bnnkruptry law nppcartt to
bo Inviting Homo rather completu
smash-tips front the most unexpected
It In Rnld that there Ih now $35 In
money to every person In the United
States. How many of ub can fork up
Ono enterprising newspaper report
er can generate moro railway rumors
in one day thnn tho magnatcH can deny
in an entire week.
There Is a utrong suspicion In ra
tional qunrterH to tho effect that the
belligerency of the Uoors doesn't re
quire any special recognition.
The cuutloua persona doesn't feel
t lint his position In society la secure
until his nose Instinctively tiiruu up nt
the mention of tho names of "people
Phillips llrooks snld, In tho Inst
Thanksgiving sermon ho preached: "I
defy n mnn to put his finger upon any
page of history when It was clearer
than It is today that man has some
thing to do with Ills brethren and that
they arc Ills brethren. Yes, It belongs
to nations, too. No nation daro act In
Hiibllmo selfishness." Whether tho re
straining motive bo high or low, tho
fact of greed, envy, hate, under somo
control, Is n ground of hope for In
dividuate and governments.
Inspector-General Hrecklnridge, re
porting to Secretary Root, auggeBta the
employment of officers returned from
foreign sorvlce, and unablo to perform
other duty, ns professorH of military
sclonco nt nillltnry colleges. Thero
aro mnuy Indlcntloua that the reign
of penco Is yet far off, and until tho
millennial sun chases away tho martial
clouds that brood over every land It
mny bo wlso to instruct tho youth of
tho country betimes In military drill
and discipline. A defensive forco will
always be necessary hero as elsewhere,
and tills plan offers congenial and easy
tasks to men whoso health baa been
injured In their country's service, and
promises to provide nt least a frame
work on which to build up an elllclont
forco to meet any national emer
gency. The father of tho Countess Sihlm
mclmnnn, nor In this country doing
evangelistic work, ranked In Denmark
Becond In wealth to tho king. The
countess has sold hundreds of precious
family Jewela .In order to carry on her
chnrttleo among tho hungry and needy.
General Gordon was onco asked tho
secret of his ability to do certain
boncvolences. He confessed reluctant
ly thnt ho "gave his medals." For his
Rcrvlccs In quolllng the Tnlplng rebel
lion, tho Emperor of China conferred
on lilm a uingnlllccnt gold medal, and
this, IiIb most precious possession,
Gordon gave anonymously to the Wid
ow's Relief Fund, after first obliterat
ing tho proud inscription. Do not our
own experiences with our "medals,"
whatever they be, suggest that lesser
personages aro often satisfied with
lesser sacrifices for their fellow-men.
In ono of lila most beautiful nnd af
fecting poems Longfellow mentions
Koine of tho nchlovemonts of men who
havo reached tho ngo of fourscoro
years. Such a summary, if complete,
would support the poet's assertion that
old age ns woll aa youth Is opportun
ity. Worthy of a place in tho list ia
tho Bcrvico to tho civilized world by
Thcodor Mommsen. Past tho limit of
eighty yeaiB, his energy has survived
in n remarkable measure, nnd ho litis
published a now work on Roman
crlmlnnl law, which will supplement
his authoritative contributions to tho
. knowledgo wo possess of tho general
subject of Roman law. Work, undor
proper conditions, has a preservative
influence. What If ho had laid down
bis pen when ho reuchod his thrco
scoro and ten? Thero nro many
chances that ho would not now bo
It is noted In tho .report of n loading
charity that "the gonernl distribution
of good -wages to the Industrial classes
naturally enables them to live moro
liberally and inclines them to lend
moro assistance to relatives and ac
quaintances less fortunato than them
selves." Thus tho benoflts of genornl
prosperity filter down to tho lowest
conditions of humanity. Thero Is no
telling tho amount or relief which
passes from tho poor to tho very poor.
Tho hour of triumph will surely
cuino to tho man who hustles.
KAISER IS INCENS
Orders Sending of Strongly
Worded Protest to England
WROUGHT UP OVER STEAMER SEIZURES
Emperor I.rnrns tlmt Overhauling
Mot Dun to lllunderlng Nnvnl Officer
Vul to Headquarters' lustruc-
tlons Demands Itcparutlon.
The seizure of tho German Imperial
mall steamer General has considerably
aggravated tho situation at llerlln,
and the in llgnatlon against Knglnud
In intensified. The government ia still
earnestly endeavoring to preserve cor
rect ofllcial relations, but England will
do well to hasten to make the ninendo
honorable to Germany.
On absolutely reliable authority tho
Associated press learns that Emperor
William is now thoroughly aroused by
the repented seizures of vessels, not
one of which, he baa been assured, is
guilty of carrying contraband. He
regards the seizures as a hlgh-hnnded
proceeding, which England would not
have dared to undertake if the Ger
man navy were more powerful than it
Ills majesty Is said to bo particularly
Incensed, because information lias
reached him fallowing thut tho seiz
ures were not duo to the blundering
of naval officers, but to strict orders
from headquarters, which the ofllcers
aro merely carrying out. Ho has,
therefore, instructed Count von Hue
low, the foreign secretary, to demand
exact and full reparation for tho out
rage dono to the German flag.
No answer that la considered satis
factory has yet been received from
London, and according to advices at
Itcrllu none ia expected for several
(Hays yet. The no wa of Thursday has
induced tho German government to
make a new and more strongly-worded
protest to London.
Indignation meetings have been
called by branches of the colonial so
ciety. Tho German press, with hardly
nn exception, thunders against Eng
land. Even tho boml-olllcitil Rcrllnor
"It cannot lie denied that the Indig
nation aroused by tho wilfulness of
the seizures by Rrltlsh commanders is
spreading in wider and wider circles."
BATTLE MUST COME SOON
l.adysmltli Cannot Hold Out Much
Longer llullor to Move.
From a source which has many fa
cilities of gaining inside newa from
South Africa, tho Associated press
learns that Colonel Pilclicr's occupa
tion of Douglas ia regarded as merely
the first step of General Mcthuen's
cnrefully matured plana to outflank
the Rocrs. According to this autltorlty
it is probable that Colonel Pilcher, in
conjunction with Qjneral Rabingtnu's
forco from tho Modder river, will pro
ceed to the rear of those intrenchments,
which now provent General Methuen
from proceeding to Khnbcrley. Col
onel Pilcher has only about forty miles
to travel before he achieves .this end,
and If this understanding is correct nn
attack by General Methuen and a de
termined effort to relievo Kimbcrley
may be expected any day.
There is a deepening bense of anxiety
respecting Ladysmlth, whence most
disheartening reports of tho prevalence
of sickncBsare received. General White
reported a list of nearly twenty deaths
from enterlo fever nnd dysentery nnd
seventy-one serious eases In the hos-
filtal. Dr. Jameson lias ull ho can do
n that fever nest. It is evident that
the garrison cannot hold out long, nnd
that Sir Uedvera Ruller will not allow
many days to pass beforo btrlklng a
Since Commandant General Joubcrt's
return to the front tho cannonade of
LadyBUiithby the Poors has been much
livelier, lletwcen December 18 nnd
December 29 four hhells killed one
officer nnd thirteen men nnd wounded
thirteen ofllcers and eleven men.
REVIVAL OF MUD VOLCANOES
recullnr Itesult of n Decent turlh
quako Shock In California.
Reports received at San Diego, Cal.,
from the back country show thut the
recent earthquake was tho cause of a
number of strange happenings. Tho
mud volcanoes on the desert near the
Colorado river havo become aetivo af
ter u long rest and aro now spouting
mud again. Tho natural gas wells
near Yuma are also, in working order
Blneo tho heavy quake. They have
been lighted and tho glare at night can
bo seen for many miles.
A correspondent from Moosa writes
that a number of fissures were niadu
In tho ground at that place, twenty or
more feet in length.
Will right With liners.
Two hundred and blxty men have
signed an agrecmontnt Rutto, Mont.,
to go to Soutli Africa; and serve in tho
Hocr army. Tliej uro Irlsh-Amerleans
German-Americans and French-Americans.
Only men between twenty nnd
forty and without anyone dependent
on mem were enlisted.
FON REFORM IN SPELLING
Chicago University will Adopt the
The university of Chicago will use
and advocate the new spelling, ily a
vote of twenty to eighteen tho uni
versity congregation placed itself on
record as favoring the use of the re
formed spelling ndoptcd by tho na
tional educational association. eThc
vote implies tho uso of reform spelling
In a number of magazines and papers
Issued under the uusplccs of tho university,,
Not Cmy to Hottle.
United States Ambassador Choatc
visited llritish Premier Salisbury at
the foreign office for tho purpose of
making the first ofllciul representations
on the subject of tho Dclagoa bay Hour
selzurca. Mr. Choatc received no defi
nite reply, as tho premier informed
him that the Rritish government had
not yet arrived nt any decision ns to
whether or not foodstuffs were contra
band of war. Hut Lord Salisbury as
sured Mr. Choato that the commercial
lights of tho United States would be
equitably considered and that a de
cision In this Important matter would
bo received as soon as possible. The
interview was brief.
Hocrs Willing to Treat.
There Is reason to believe that tho
Transvaal government has only re
cently requested thin government to
use ita good olllce.s to bring an end to
its war with Great llritain, saya a late
Washington dispatch. Tho prop
osition came through tho American
consul at Pretoria. No answer has
been given by tho state department
and unless Grent Hrltaln intimates
that alio is desirous of the president
exercising ids good oflleca there Is rea
son to believe tlmt he will not comply
with the Poor request.
I'luiiis forl'lrst District.
Two more plums liavc fallen to First
district parties. Rufus Clark, ron of
W. II. Clark of Lincoln, gets a S7!i a
month appointment in the house.
Fred Miller of Falls City, census direc
tor, gets an allowance of ST5 per month
for clerk hire and 81 5 per month for
ofllce rent. After thus successfully
Blinking tho tree Mr. Hurkett attended
to the shipping of 1,833 moro volumes
to tho Lincoln public library.
Itesolutlon of Inquiry.
In the senate Wednesday Mr. Allen
presented a resolution calling upon
the secretary of tho treasury for all
letters between tho treasury depart
ment and tho National City bank and
tho Hanover bank of New York and
also all agreements made between tho
treasury department and those banks
concerning tho deposit of funds, etc.
air. Aiuncii objected to present con
sideration and the resolution wen'
AVhcdon ltnnklnr; It 11 1 Introduced.
Congressman llurkctt has Introduced
the "Whedon banking bill" In the
house. He lias also introduced a bill
to pension W. C. Willoughby of Lin
coln, and handed in tho resolution
paased by the Nebraska beet sugar
society in favor of better protection to
the sugar Industry of the country.
Tho commission appointed by Presi
dent McKlnlcy, under au act of con
gress, to determine the most feasible
and practicable route for a canal across
the Isthmus of Panama, will sail on
Saturday next for the bcene of its
labors by a steamer of tho Atlas line
To reunion Mrs. Ktotssaburg.
Senator Allen has introduced a bill
regulating the manufacture of filled
cheese, oleomargarine nnd adultera
tion of foods; also for a pension of S.'iO a
mouth for the widow of Colonel Ktot
senburg of the First Nebraska, who
was killed in the Philippines.
Mcl.aurln to lloturn.
At Jackson, Miss., the democratic
caucus unanimously nominated ox
Gov. A. J. McLaurln for the long term
United States senatorship,
At Hoston a special grand jury has
been called to investigate the case of
Charles II. Cole, charged with the em
bezzlement and misappropriation of
funds of the Globe National bank
while Its president.
Andrew Carnegie has given Daven
port, la., 550,000 for a public library
Ex-Governor W. O. llradley will bo
the republican nominee for United
States benator from Kentucky.
The American knit underwear asso
ciation hns agreed to udvai.cj prices
13 cents a dozen.
At St. Paul, Minn., a wreck occurred
on thu Chicago & Great Western road
and seven people were Injured.
The state department hns received
notice of the death at Naples of United
States Consul A. C. Studor of Sorento.
France hns no disposition to embar
rass Great llritain, and will extend the
modus vivendi regarding Newfound
land. Albert 11. Hilton, son of the late
Judge llllton.hasupplied in tho United
Slates district court at New York to
bo freed of Ills debts.
Hollanders of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
forwarded S3..T03 to Holland for tho
widows and orphans of tho Hours
killed In South Africa.
Tho St. Paul (Minn.) stock exchange
has drawn up and forwarded to Wash
ington a formal protest against the
pasrugc of tho Tawnoy bill for taxing
olcomargcrlnc. It Is claimed that ita
passage would damage 11 vo stock in
terests to tho extent of several millions
Until all danger of a spread of tho
plague now prevailing in Honolulu is
past transports bound for the Philip
pines will not stop there aa has been
Mr. nnd Mrs. P. S. Southwell were
found dead hi bed at their homo in
Austin., having been asphyxiated by
natural gas, which they utcd for heat
A ton million cubic feet gas well has
been struck four miles east of Flndlay,
O. This is the greatest gas well in
Ohio since tho famous Kurg well was
1 started ten years ago.
II IS FAR REACISSNG
Supreme Court Opinion Affects
Many Nebraska Cities.
INVALIDATES THOUSANDS OF BONDS
Declaration Thnt Hustings Charter Is In
valid A fleets lloatrlce, (Iraud Island
nnd Fremont Declsjon Is Ito
colvlng CInso Attention.
Tho supremo court dec'slon in the
case of Foxworthy vs. the City of Hast
ings promises to be more far-reaching
In Its effects than would at first ap
pear. The declaration that the char
ter under which Hastings is now oper
ating is invalid, nflVots not only Hast
ings, but Iteatviee, Grand Island and
Fremont, and will invalidate thousands
of dollars' worth of bonds Issued by
I'mler the charter law of 1SS3 city
clerks are not allowed over 8300 per
annum salary, and It Is declared that
all sums in excess of that amount can
be recovered. Under tills same law
the mayor received no pay for his ser
vices. Salaries paid out on this score
are also said to be recoverable. The
decision would, in effect, invalidate
every act performed by city officials in
all these years while the cities liavp
been supposedly operating under tho
amended charter law of H3.". The de
cision is receiving the close attention of
theoitiens of Hastings generally, as
well as numbers of the bar.
SUES THEM FOR DAMAGES
An Kinross Drlter Sues Company for
George W. Archibald, n former driver
for the Pacific Express company, who
was recently acquitted in Judge Rak
er's court at Omaha on tho charge of
stealing a 3.000 package entrusted to
his care, lias Hied suit in the district
court against the express company,
asking Sio.oou on account of the humi
liation and business injury suffered by
him as a result of his arrest on the
char of stealing the money.
The safe out of which the money
was supposed to have been stolen and
which was delivered to Archibald for
transfer to a railroad depot, the money
being consigned to a bank at St. Paul,
remains in Judge linker's court room
where it was submitted us evidence in
It is stated that Archibald was in fi
nancial distress when arrested and
that he could not raise money with
which to retain counsel until he had
enlisted the aid of his father, who
lives in Iowa. He now appears on tho
streets without an overcoat and it is
said that he is too poor to buy one.
The theory advanced by the prosecu
tion was that Archibald took the
money from tho safe wliile he was en
route with it to tlie depot. Archibald
made a. bold denial ami won his ca.e.
CASE ISNOT PROSECUTED
At oca Man Who Was Charged IV 1 1 1 1 As
sault Is Discharged.
Louis Fehnstock, Missouri Pacific
igent at Avoea, who was arrested
charged with criminal assault upon
his hired girl, Lillle Pnrkor, had his
preliminary hearing, says a Platts
mouth dispatch, and owing to the ab
sence of prosecution he was discharged.
County Attorney Root did not put in
an appearance, as lie could not get his
witnesses m time, and had notified the
justices of his inability to be ready
for the hearing. He threatens to in
vestigate the matter thoroughly and
have Fehnstock rearrested If warrant
ed by tho facts. Miss Parker claims
that .1 banana given her by Fehnstock
was drugged, and rendered her help
less to protect herself when the al
leged assault was committed.
Miss Thomas Asks Damages.
Miss Etta Thomas, a niece of Gen
eral "Joe" Wheeler, began suit in tho
superior court at Chicago against
William II. Fahrney. asking 8100.000
damages for alleged ireueh of promise
to marry. It is charged that Fahrney,
who is trensurerof a large patent med
icine manufactory and said to bo weal
thy, has been engaged to Miss Thomas
for over four years, but that recently
he broke oil" the engagement on tho
grounds that his parents desired him
to marry another woman. Miss Thom
as' father is said to be tho owner of
large interests In coal mines near Peru.
A Dead Letter.
Auditor Cornell has received a letter
noin the dead letter ofllce, but a war
rant for S3 is missing. The warrant
was in payment of bounty on wild ani
mals and was made out in the name of
James Johnson of North Platte. The
letter was mailed to North Platte and
then to thu dead letter olllee, but tho
warrant was not enclosed when it
reached Auditor Cornell.
I'nrin Homo Ilurneil.
The family residence of John Price,
lit Smartvllle, was totally destroyed by
tire, together with practically ull ita
contents. A defective flue is tho sup
posed cause. Insurance light.
Member of First Nebraska Dead.
Word has been received at Central
City by rclatlvea and friends of Frank
Rursel that he died in tho Methodist
hospital In Omaha. Mr. Pursel was a
member of Company A, First Nebras
ka, and saw much harrl service in tho
Philippines. His death was caused by
'Usabilities contracted during the war.
No Abatement In ICpldenilr.
There is no abatement in the scarlet
fever epidemic in Columbus, nnd tho
eases aro taking n much moro sovero
form than was anticipated. The dls
sasc has claimed btill another victim. I
BROOKS IS FROM TEXAS
Iteicn tod n Negro's I'.imlllnrlly nnd At
(cm ptcd to Shoot Ilhn.
A harnessmaker naui.Ml llrooks was
arrested and lodged In jail at Hast
ings from attempting to shoot Dixie
Taylor, n negro bootblack. As Rrooks
was leaving a reitaurant Dixie spoke
to him. Rrooks pulled u gun and mak
ing the remark that ho was from
Dallas where they shot "niggers"
for spsuklng to white pjoplc,
snapped tho trigger. Tho cartridgo
failed to explode and RroDks was pre
vented from making n second attempt.
A warrant was sworn out charging
him with attempting to commit murder.
To Test Free. High School I.nvc
The ease instituted to test the con
stitutionality of the free attendance
high school law has been appealed by
the Ilaveloek high soho.d. In the dis
trict court of Lancaster county the
law was declared un institutional. In
another county the district court hold
the law valid. The supreme court will
be asked to have the law advanced.
Tho Nebraska state teachers' associa
tion is interested in the law and at the
List meeting of that body S100 was
voted from the treasury to assist in
prosecuting tho appeal.
FIRE AT ST. EDWARDS
Nebraska Town Has Quito n Disastrous
At St. Edwards a flro broke out in
the store room at the corner of Second
and Reaver streets, occupied by Abood
Pros.' general store, lleforc the lire
was checked it had destioycd the
whole of Abood'o stock and the adjoin
ing building, occupied by F. C. Peter
son's general store, and nearly all the
household furniture of August Ander
son, who lived over Peterson's store.
The latter building was new. having
been built hist season. Peterson Mivcd
n portion of his stock of goods, but in
damaged condition. Roth buildings
belonged to August Anderson. The
buildings were insured for $1,000 or
Si, TOD. Mr. Peterson was insured on
stoek to tin amount of SI. 50 J.
A BIG FIRE AT ORLEANS
l'lie Damage llano Will IZirsori tho Sum
of Ten Tliotis.iiiil Dollars.
At Orleans fire started at ti o'clock
Sunday evenng In the frame building
belon ;ing to .lames McGreachcn and
occup'cd by Mike Del nicy as a saloon,
from a gaso ine t.tnve explosion. The
saloon, the general merchandise store
of McGreachin, the drug store of Fer
guson were consumed, buildings and
stocks complete. Jnmc3 MoGrcachin's
Insurance is 51,000. P. T. Ferguson's
insurance on stool; is S3,."00. The
frame building occupied by Ferguson
belonged to Mabol Olson and was also
Newspaper a Hundred Years Old.
Joseph Roycr of York has In his po
session one of the original issues of
the Ulster County Gazette, published
at Kingston, Ulster county, Pennsyl
vania, January 4, 1300. which contains
the announcement of Gcorgo Washing
ton's death, and a description of the
funeral. It also contains many inter
esting articles pertaining to thu news
of those times, and the advertising col
umns offer many Inducements to tho
people, such as ' ashes taken in trade,"
"peas in exchange for wheat," etc. A
negro wench anil one-halt of a giiw
mill aro offered to any person inclined
to purchase. Mr. Royer prizes tills
paper very highly, having been handed
down to him from his greatgrandfath
er, an old revolutionary soldier.
Changes In Auditor's Office.
Auditor Cornell has appointed Phil
II. Kolin of Wayne county ns bond
clerk nt a salary of 81,000 a year. Mr.
Kohl is a democrat and tho democratic
state central committee asked for his
appointment on the ground that Wayne
county had never been represented
among the office holders at the state
house. James Whlttaker was pro
moted by tho auditor to insurance
clerk nt a salary of 81,200 u your. Leon
Crandall, recently nppolnted by thu
auditor, will take the position of re
corder at 81,000 a year.
Cohbey Thinks Charter A fleeted.
J. E. Cobbey, author of Cobbey's con
solidated statutes, is of the opinion
that the Reatrice city charter is affect
ed by the decision hi tho Foxworthy
case. Ex-t'lty Attorney Peinberton
thinks differently. City Clerk Rurko
says that under the old system the
councilmen were all elected at large,
but had to be residents of the ward
Competition Too Strong.
The Rrltlsh Fire Insurance, couipan
Ics doing business In tho United States,
according to the llnanelal expert of tho
London Daily Clironlele, had a bad
year in lSiiO, the competition being so
hot that it is getting doubtful whether
it is worth their while to attempt to
get business in tho United States.
Dooming North and Soutli Itoad.
Rusiness men nnd farmers of Arbor
vllle nre quite enthusiastic over tho
coming of railroad hero from tho
south. Two surveys have already been
made. Resides voting bonds individ
uals arc subscribing as high as 31,000
tlenr Will Succeed Himself.
Senator John Henry Gear was re
nominated by tho republicans of tho
Iowa legislature in joint caucus at
Des Moines. A. R. Cummins' name
was not presented becauso defeat was
Inevitable. Senator Gear was there
fore nominated without opposition,
Tho senatorial election will take jilaco
on Tuesday next.
Hurry's Wlfo III,
Adjutant General Rarry was called
homo last week by tho illness of his
wife. Word reached tho State house
Monday that bho wa tin proving.
WAS (Mft PARENT
Evidence in the Nelson Murder
Case at Kearney.
REASON WHY SON KILLED HIS FATHER
Incensed nt Abuso of Small brother, Ho
Clubbed the (Hit Alan to (let liven
Hid Not Intend to Kill Coro
ner Intestlgntlug Murder.
Tho coroner's jury has been impan
eled nnd nt present is investigating
the murder of C. M. Nelson, which
occurred November ., and which was
unearthed Sunday last, when Ills body,
minus the head and one arm, was
found in ii ravine about -00 yards
from his home.
Rut three persons have been exam
ined, the two sons of Nelson and S. A.
Gruhnt, an uncle of the murdered
man's wife. The youngest son told of
the manner In which his brother had
killed his father, and how they had
taken away his body after the deed
had been done. It is claimed that the
father had always treated the boys In
a very brutal way; that a day seldom
passed when one was not knocked
down and beaten. In the short time,
before Nelson was kJiM he had
knocked his seven-yeaari son down
with a club, and thrcajfficd the older
The deed was committed nt the
water tank about dark, when Nelson
and his oldest son were doing the
evening work. The son was watering
it cow, when his father came down to
where lie was, and upon stooping over
was struck upon the head with a fork
handle and killed instantly.
The son says he did not Intend to kill
his father, but was mad bcpiuse his
small brother had been beaten, and
wished to even up things by returning
the blow. When he found that Ills
father was dead lie procured a ropo
and tied it around his feet, harnessed a
horse, as he says, and dragged tho old
man over the hill and covered him up.
The boy says Gralint was present when
the crime was committed and knows,
all ubout it. This Grahut denies, and
he is trying to prove that when the
deed was done he was in a saloon iu
Coroner Dr. Rennctt explained to
the jury from a medical standpoint the
left side of the skull found near Nel
son's house, and showed that the head
had been eaten off by pigs, as also was
the arm. Several witnesses were called
to testify that Gralint was in town at
noon and dusk, when the deed was
committed, and was therefore not n
party to the. tragedy. The coroner's
jury rendered a verdict that C. M. Nel
son came to his death by being hit
head with a pitchfork in the hands of
his son, Theodora- Nelson. t
District court will convene January
29, at which term Nelson will bo tried.
Coroner Rcnnett of Ruffulo county
had a number of men out at Nelson's
farm hunting for the arm and remain
der of the head that was missing when
the body was found. Ten small pieces
of bono were found, all of which be
longed to the skull. Part of them were
in the hog lot and the remainder
around the barn. Tho search will be
continued until tho wliole body is
TRAINS MEET AT A SIDING
Collision of Ilurllngton I'asst-ugurs at
Passenger trains Nos. 1 and 2 collided
at Atlanta Monday. Fortunately no
one was seriously injured. Atlanta ia
the passing point and It is dlfllcult to
find out just how it linppened that the
two engines collided on the main track
near the entrance of the siding. Tho
I'tigino of No. 7 was derailed and the
pilot smashed on the other train. Tho
passengers were shaken up quite lively
and some of the train men and mall
jlerks received minor cuts and bruises.
W. P. Server, wlio travels for Fair
banks, Morse A: Co., fared tho worst of
the passengers, us he was thrown up
against a chair, striking the arm with
his side. No. 1 was run back to Hoi
drege and the train was delayed while
the wreck was cleared up, which took
some five or six hours. The east-bound
train was backed up to Oxford and run
around by Red Cloud to Hnstings.
Will Ask Tor Mandamus,
County Attorney Shields of Dougla.
will go before the suprcmu court next
week when it convenes, and ask for a
writ of mandamus to compel Albyn
Frank to comply with tho law regard
ing the fees of the district clerk's ofllce.
If the supreme court can bo persuaded
to take original action in the case tho
delay Incident to appeal proececdlng
can be avoided and the constitution
ility of the law quickly determined.
I'srmor Drops Dead.
While loading hogs into a wagon,
Henry Hall, residing four miles east of
Rladen, dropped dead. Mr. Hall has
been afflicted with heart trouble, whloh,
however, was not thought to bo of n
serious nature. He was a well-to-do
and highly respected farmer. lit
leaves a wife and several children.
fiueak Thieves nt Orleans.
Orleans has been infested with somo
light-lingered gentry for the past few
nights, many residences having b9j
entered and occupants disturbed, with
slight losses reported so far. Tho resi
dence of A. M. Rcersford was entered
and 839 taken from the pockets of Mr,
Rcersford's trousers. The residence of
Thomas Lorimer was entered with no
loss; also the cellar of W. R. Reddcs,
Thero is no clue to the perpetrators go
i.ir. ino citizens aro being aroused
and effort will bo made to bring thq
cuiprits to justice.
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