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,1C takes the tone fisherman to reel off
i 'catchy ynrn. t
'NcrTntiMioBH 1h the bud1; and lunacy
me.nower in run itioom,, '
The British chnrge pell-mell, and tho
Doers continue to Hhcll well.
The advanco agent Isn't nccrssnrlly
t forward nuui, hut he usually la.
.The Indlvldunl who frequently goes
Dn a tear Is seldom ablo to pay the rnnt.,
Taking a drop and taking a tumble
arc, not synonymous, hut one may lead
to tho other.
Religion may have Its drawbacks,
butxthe backsliders arc generally the
The happening or the unexpected
nover worries pcoplo who nro not pre
pared for anything In particular.
If a man made no good resolution
New Yenr'H day he would bo qtiito
lonesome, liming none to break.
A New Jersey boy" awallowcd a small
reptile. This Is worse than swallow
ing those Iloston sea serpent Htorles.
It Is said that a man's declining
ycurH begin at HO; but a woinan'B never
begin while there Is an ollglblo man In
Chicago lady fanciers nro to have a
pot dog club. Under no circumstnuccR
will they hold n Joint session with the
Political Issues nro horn In tho
hearts of the pcoplo, but tho politicians
keep right on manufacturing tho
The noers havo no objection to tho
open door, but they don't want tho
whole world coming in and sleeping
In tho host bed.
Cavalrymen scouting In Luzon the
other day killed thirteen Filipinos.
And yet some scientific pcoplo say that
tho number thirteen Is not unlucky.
A curious mnn bent over tho swiftly
flowing Chicago river bo fondly that he
foil In. Frco baths should be strictly
prohibited In the river, admitting that
tho temptation is now very strong.
A series of experiments made at Kiel
during the last two yearB have shown
that of all metals used In shlp-bulld-Ing
an amalgam of Iron and zinc Is
least subject to deterioration from the
Influenre of sea water.
Fifty short, practical dairy rules for
the production and handling of pure
milk, printed on large cardboards,
havo been distributed by the tens of
thousands among American farmers by
the Bureau of Animal Industry.
In Slnm tho liquid measure used It
derived from a cbronnut shell, which
Is capable of holding 830 tamarind
feeds, and 20 of these units equnl a ca
pacity of a wooden bucket. In dry
measure, 830 tamarind seeds mako 1
"k'anahn" and 25 "k'anahn" make 1
"sat," or bamboo basket; 80 ''sat"
mako 1 "kvlcn.' or cart. Thin Is an
example, of tho prlmltlvo' origin of most
units of weights and "measures.
Santo Domingo, hearing of the com
' lug of French warships as collectors,
concluded to pay that bill for 20,001
francs. If it Is all the same to the
warships, however, sho would like tc
bo let oft from paying an apology.
Santo Domingo, Nicaragua and some ol
the other Central American republic
will Jearn after awhllo that It Is easier
simpler anil far more pleasant t,o pa
their debts promptly than to havo them
collected at the cannon's mouth.
Thjn recent decision of tho Supreme
court of Massachusetts In tho case ol
the AttorneyGeneral tveHenry Blgo
low Wllllarps holds that tho law limit
ing tho height' bf-nitrildrnW around
Oopley SquYtro. Boston, to nlnctyvfeol
is constitutional. Tjia.court sald:,"Wc
tho nature wriuf casemehrovor lands
facing CppiejuSHiKVcNwWclr eaaorrionl
is nnnexeu mou.aj&dflr tin? benoflt
of tho public, "for Whgsse aninjpy.
that these; .rights are similar In tholt
nature to rights In highways, ln(greal
ponds, nj4n jwaW watera dt,tk
commonwiahh.iVTib S;iljroajV fylow
which tV.' MnrfUTtook is !ndl-';
eated" byy-the following expression,
appearing 'In the opinion: The
grounds of Copley Square "aro to bt
enjoyed by the people who use them;
they , are expected to ralnjster; not onlj
to the grdsser senses, bui aTsp jo tht
lovo vof thoeautlful in nature, In th
varied forms which the change In sba
let speculative financiers nnd race
playing cashiers take notice. Tho last
country of refuge for abscoundlm
criminals has decided to becomo re
spectable. Spanish Honduras has con
cluded nn, extradition treaty with th
United States, and there is now uc
spot of earth where any brnnd of fugi
tive from f justice Is safe, tho stato o!
"Washington always excepted, of course
A 'white man was lynched In Vir
ginia. This should furnish tho race
problem agitators with food for tho de
velopment of common sense.
Rumor That Dundonald Has
mm is not (OfiriRMfD at London
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right Staged All pay flumlHj HrltUh
Attacking Foroit Meat Stubborn
Beiliitanre, But Slowly
, Gaining Ground
Tho following dispatches from tho
Mat of war In South Africa explain
the situation slnco Ilullcr has started
lo relieve Ladysmith:
'Durban, Natal, Jan. 22. Tho state
ment comes from an excellent source
In Plclermarltzburg that Lord Dun
donald has entered LadyBmlth with
1,000 men. This Is not confirmed from
my other quarter, but it is known that
Lord Dundonald, s Hying column has
been noting well to tho left of the lino
London, Jan. 2.1. Tho Dally Mail
has the following, dated Sunday night,
from Spearman's camp.
"There has been hot fighting all day.
At dawn our attack was resumed
ftiong tho entire line, all the brigades
taking' part. Wo soon discovered thnt
the llocrs still occupied thu range of
hills in force, tholr position being very
strong. Tho rango is intersected by
deep ravines and many approaches
very difficult of access.
"Today tho Boers, who wero driven
from their trenches yesterday took
covor in tongas and behind tho rocks
with which the hills are strown. Tho
forces, therefore, commenced tho task
of driving them out, and set to work
with good heart in the early morning.
Much llrlng took place, and pur pro
gress was slow, but gradually British
pluclt"told its-tale, and tho enemy foil
back to another copje. We swarmed
on and occupied it, and then tho at
tack recommenced with gallantry.
"The country simply abounds In hills
favorable to guerilla warfare, and our
task is an arduous one. Nevertheless,
it is being gradually accomplished.
Whenever any of tho enemy wore obi
served taking up a fresh position our
field batteries poured in showers of
shrapnel and tho rapid movement of
tho guns' followed by uccurnto shoot
ing, must havo greatly distressed them.
"The enemy wero on tho dofensivo
almost the entire day, save onco when
they attempted to(putilank our left and
were algually checkmated. They ro
lled almost entirely on rlflo lire. A
few sholls wero tired from a heavy
piece of ordnance, but these fell harm
"Wo now occupy tho lower crest on
the left, and aro converging slowly but
surely to tho Boor centre. Tho Boer
loss is unknown, but must havo been
heavy. Tho killed and wounded aro
carried away to tho rear rnpldly.
Strong rumors aro in circulation that
tho Boers aro retiring. The battle will
be resumed tomorrow."
Tho Dally Telegraph publishes tho
following dispatch, delayed Uy tho ccn
Bor, from Itensburg, dated Sunday
"Last evening at 9 o'clock tho Boers
began llrlng furiously all along their
main position. Three tiers of rifle firo
wero visible. Tho firing lasted threo
quarters of an hour. Tho reason for
tho alarm is not known here."
Tho British In the other districts In
South Africa continue) inactive. Lord
Mcthucn's 13,000 men remain behind
their vorks. General French's 4,000
at Kensburg wero roused on Sunday
by a general alarm that tho Boers
wore attacking, but it turned out that
there was no basis for this. General
Oatacre is quiescent at Colesburg.
At Ladysmith tho deaths from en
teric fovee and dysentery nverago ten
a day. Some fears arc expressed that
the garrison may bo fco worn by priva
tion and disc tiso as to be unable to do
much in the way of helping General
Horn for Holdler und Sailor.
The Bcnato committee on public
lanas reported favorably Senator War
ren's bill granting 00,000 acres in Wy
oming for tho bcnctlt of tho state
soldiers' and sailors home of that state,
and a bill granting tho abandoned
Fort Hay's military reservation to tho
state of Kansas for a brauc)i of agricul
tural 'college. -i i J'j
' f Street Cora Tied tip. '
-All tho street cars' in Troy, N. Y.,
ro tied up as a result of a striko of
JOS moor,uJndr .conductors of Mo
United Trdotton coinndnv. "The men
l;dunmnd.20 centum hour and a ten-
Montagu White In Wanlilngtun.
Mr. Montana White, formerly consul
of the Transvaal government at Lon
don, and who, it is said will seek
I this country this country to ' endeavor
obtain recognition's the. diplomatic
representative of tho republlo here,
Has arrived in Washington.
Sidney G, Hawson et Arllngton.Ore.,
a member of 'tho Oregon legislature,
committed suicide by shooting himself
is tho head. Drink and domestic
t trouble aro said to bo tho causo of the
Cage FalU Thirty Feet.
The cage at the Spaulding Coal com
pany's slmf t at Spaulding, fifteen miles
east of Springfield, 111., fell thirty feot
with eight miners, six of whom, Harry
Ducker, Charles Mlnney, William Will
ncss and Edward Btrlngham and two
men, names unknown, were injured.
Ducker being the worst. He sustained
a. broken leg and internal injuries.
When within about thirty feet of tho
Japdlpg' Engineer Hackctt attempted
to stop tho car, but tho velocity waa
too great and it slid, striking tho bot
AN EDITOR FOR ONE WEEK
Opportunity Offered Itev. C. It. Sheldon
hy the Topekn Capital-Newt.
Tho Ilcv. Charles M. Sheldon, author
of "In His steps" in to bo given nn op
portunity to edit a dally newspapor as
lib thinks a Christian dally should bo
edited. For the week beginning' .March
tfl, he will hnvo absolute control of
ovary department of tho Topeka Capital-News
editorial and advertising. At
tho Detroit convention of tho Christian
endeavor society, Mr. Sheldon asked
what "philanthropic gentleman in this
ago of munificent endowments to edu
cational institutions would glvo 81,
000,000 for tho creation of "a great
Tho philanthropic gentleman has not
appeared with tho money, but, in re
sponse to the appeals of tho. leading
citizens of Topeka, Mr. Sheldon's homo
town, Dell Keyscr, tho president of
tho Topeka Capital company offered to
glvo the paper to Mr. Sheldon for one
week, nnd tho offer has been accepted.
It Is understood that able writers are
to assist Mr. Sheldon, and that states
men, prominent divines nnd editors of
some of tho dallies of New York, Chi
cago and St. Louis will help him by
suggestions. Mr. Sheldon has not yet
given any intimation of his plans.
CAPTAIN MILLS. ACQUITTED
The Utah Jury Uphold the Killing or
Captain Frederick J. Mills, former
lieutenant governor of Idaho, has been
acquitted of tho charge of murder.
The jury was out just long enough to
elect a foreman and take n ballot.
Captain Mills killed John 0. O'Mcl
veney, chief engineer of tho Oregon
Short Line, in Salt Lake City on Octo
ber 30 last. The evldenco showed that
while tho defendant was absent serv
ing as an olllccr of tho volunteer army
of tho United States his wife and
O'Mclveney became criminally inti
mate. Tho captain learned of these
facts on tho day of the tragedy. Tho
The defendant pleaded tho Utah
statute which justllles tho act of a
husband who kills his wife's seducer.
COLONEL COLSON INDICTED
Grnnd Jury nt Frankfort Declares II I in
Guilty of Murder.
The grand jury at Frankfort, Ky.,
indicted ex-Congressman David (J.
Colson, who was colonel of tho Fourth
Kentucky regiment, for murder on
two counts. The first charge is the
wilful murder of Lieut. Ethclbert
Scott, ono of tho principals in last
Tuesday's triple tragedy and tho other
with the murder of Luther W. De
marec, one of tho bystanders who was
killed. Tho grand jury was granted a
further extension of time nnd is to
bo heard as to the killing of Charles
Julian, tho other bystander.
GENERAL MERCIER BEATEN
Falls In Election a l'resldout of Ecolo
General Mercler received an unex
pected rebuff nt Paris when tho old
students of tho Ecolc polytcchnique,
which furnishes a majority of trie ar
tillery und engineer olllccrs to' tho
army, met In tho school theatre to
dlcct a president.
Amid great excitement tho ballot
was taken, tho result showing only 200
votes for General Mcrcier against 1,000
for his adversary. Uproar and a free
Favors the Metrlo System.
Secretary Gago was before tho house
committee on coinage, weights and
measures recently, nnd spoko in favor
of tho adoption of the metric! system.
Mr. Gago also pointed out that nt pres
ent tho demand for fractional coin was
so urgent that tho issue ran consider
ably beyond tho 850,000,000 authorized
by law, and ho recommended that this
legal restriction be repealed, leaving
tho treasury to determine tho propor
tion of fractional coin necessary.
Tried to Hung Ills Hlval.
Because he loved Bartholomac Pletas
wifo John Stnczch, a farmer, near
Chicago, tried to hang tho man who
stood in his way at Pletas' home, near
Rose Hill cemetery. Ho would havo
succeeded had not his victim fonirht so
Ifor his life that ho escaped from, tho
house, witli tho nooso about Ills neck
nnd the rope dangling him and ho fell
unconscious in a ditch. Pletas is in a
critical condition .
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" THE NEWS IN BRIER
Tho fifth amvual cycle show is being
hold in "Now York.
Earthquaku shocks wero experienced
in tho City of Mexico,
FoufSlclllans wero burned to death-
in a lire at Now Orleans.
. Railroad workmen aro -trying to
form a now brotherhood.
The birthday "anniversary of King
Oscar was celebrated at, Stockholm. ,
Joe vFalrburn and Marty McCuo
fought a twenty-round draw at Now.
Knights and Ladies of Fireside, a
fraternal order in Kansas, has as
signed. Lewis J. Monroe, a member of Paul
Glim ore's dramatic company, died at
Wichita, Kan., on a result of lockjaw.
Ex-Congressman Honrichson will bo
general traveling agent of tho national
democratic ways and means committee.
Filipino insurgents ambushed an
American pack train, killing two,
wounding four and making nino pris
oners. ' ,
Costa Rica and Nicaragua are will
ing to lease territory to tho United
States for two hundred years to build
the canal. .
TOG ISLAND CAMPAIGN
Borne Extracts from tho Eoport of General
PART THE NEBRASKANS PLAYED
Datnll of Cot. Htotitnlurp to the 'l'timp
In Station nnd the FlRht that Boon
r olio ed Good limlRht Into' the Work
that Our Troops Done.
The report of Gcnernl Otis, detailing
tho administration of military and"
civil affairs In. tho Philippines up to
August 31, 'ot Inst year, has been
printed In pamphlet form by the gov
ernment of the Island campaign. Tho'
full details of tho Irritating conduct of
tho InsurgcntB Is given nnd tho corre
spondence with Agulnnldo had prior to
tho outbreak of hostilities la printed In
full In tho report.
That part of tho report which refers
to the Nebraska regiment Is cf spec
ial Interest. Tho first mention of tho
regiment Is made in tho copy of tho
general order of October 14, which des
ignates tho Nobraakans as part of tho
guard and police force, to bo Ra
tioned with tho Second division north
of tho Paslg river. The next mention
la on tho loth of December, whore ho
notes that one-third of tho Nebraska
regiment had Just sailed for home. The
commanding general hero says that tho
applications for discharge had becomo
oo numerous that ho forwnrdod to tho
adjutant genoral of the army tho fol
"1 havo tho honor to forward here
with 427 applications from enlisted
men of this command lor tholr uis
charge from tho service, somo on spec
ially stated grounds which require con
sideration, but for mo most pnrt on tuo
plea that war department orders en
tltlo them to It. They refer to para
graph 2, general orders No. 40, current
series, and think t.iat tho present ces
sation of active hostilities between the
United Stntes and Spain Is tho 'close
of the war' within tho meaning of that
paragraph; henco theso numerous In
dividual applications which they con
sider tho paragraph Invited them to
"Doubtless tho end of tho wnr awaltB
the proclamation of pearo, nnd In
these Islands that day may bo some
'"ine number of theso applications
Indicates the desire of tho enlisted men
of tho command to escnpe the coun
try, nnd shows .iow difficult it la to
hold thorn In conditions of contsntel
discipline. Much of this deslro to es
cape their military obligations nt n
time wnen their services aro especially
demanded arises from homesickness,
nnd that fact accounts largely for tho
heavy percentum of sickness with
which we havo been afflicted.
"Under present exigencies I am
obliged to disapprovo all of theso ap
plications." STATION OF THE NEBRASKANS.
Passing over me accounts of tho
events leading up to tho commence
ment tho next mention of the Nebras
ka regiment Is found on page 92 of tho
report, relating to February 4 as fol
lows: "Several weeks previous to this dato
wo nad moved i.io Nebraska regiment
from Its barracks in tho tnlcn.iy set
tled Blnondo district to the high, un
occupied ground nt Santa Mesa, tho
most eastern suberb of tho city, whero
It was plnced in camp. This change
waa made for sanitary reasons solely,
as tho regiment had been Buffering
from a very high rate of sickness,
caused by unhealthy locality. The now
location was within tno view nnd tuo
range of tho Mauser rifles of the in
surgents along tho San .lunn river por
tion of their Hue. During the latter
part of January I was Informed by
good Filipino authorltyithnt tho Insur
gents meditated nn attacn on theso
troops nnd was advised to romovo
them or, In their exposed place, tho
insurgents would kill them nil. Uen
ral WacArtnur, who commanded north
if the Passlg, warned Colonol Stotsen
mm. who commnned that regiment
nd camp, and placed two guns of the.
Jtnh artlllory In position a short dis
tance removed therefrom. It was ex
pected that insurgents would'mako the
Initiative at tnls point anu they acted
strictly In accordnnco wlh our antic
ipations." STOTSENBURG '10 COMMAND.
After describing tho beginning of
the light the report continues:
"Our immediate Interests lay to thr
northeast und comprised thopumplng
station and deposlto of tho water
works' which lt"was necessary to so
cure, although wo had 'provided for
.thelr loss, Insofar as tho army was
concerned, Dy orccting a number of
distilling plants along the river banks,
bj?whtrh-good water could bVobtalned.
Stbtsenburg had attacked early In. the
morning,1 'drove the cnpmy from tho
bltjcJUiqu in tl3 front', and reported
that he could capture tho powder mag
zlno'and waterworks (deposlto imean
lng, though pumping station under
stood at the time) if desired. MacAr
thur had been nresslnc back tho enemv
'in his onllro front; Inflicting' heavy
loss.. He had cayeu for troops to flu
a' gap onStotsenburg'sJeft, jvnd a bat
talion of tho FlrstTenriossee regiment
(of.tho provoHt, guard,', under tho.cora
jimuu ui iiB i-uiuiici, wan buhl mm, aim'
the fallowing correspondence' by tele
iVQcnernl MacArthur; Stotsenburg
reports: Havo captured blockhouses
' G and 7: burned' 6. Can' canturo now-
dor magazine and waterworks it de
sired. Sattallon First Tennessee has
passed to report to you. Let Stotsen
burg go ahead with 'aid of Tennessee,
if conditions permit, and capture mag
atlne. Waterworks must wait. Not
prudent to advance small force bo far
"General Otis: Am making Inquir
ies at various parts of lino to deter
mine oxpodloncy of moving Stotsen
burg as you suggest, so ob to extend
entire lino Maraqulna to Caloocan.
Btotsonburg's success on right may
havo Induced them to retire on the
loft This I am now trying to ascer
tain. Do you approve of this move
ment It I find It oxpedlent?
"Genoral MacArthur: Do you think
extension of our lino from Maraqlna to
Caloocan prudent? Our flank would be
greatly exposed at Marnquina. You haa
nil your avntlablo troops under arms
all night and portion of them must
havo rest and sleep, so that you could
not placo more than 3,000 mon on lino
permanently. I think Stotsenburg
meant reservoir, not waterworks.
"Tho Nebraska regiment and Ten
nessee battalion advanced rapidly dur
ing tho morning 'and captured the
powder house and t deposlto, and the
South Dakota regiment on tho left
droVc the enemy from all their in
trenchments as far to the westward
as the Ltco road, and about noon the
following telegram waa sent to Gen
'Reported that Insurgent troops
were arriving all night and this morn
ing for Bcrvlco In your front Think
lino you suggest from coast to Chinese
hospital your proper one, not permit
ting Stotsenburg to exposo your right
flank unnecessarily. OTIS."
"Tho Insurgents hnd firm possession
of tho railway and all of its rolling
stock, nnd were utilizing it to the best
ndvantngo In forwarding to Caloocan
Its troops from tho north. To my dis
patch General MacArthur replied as
"Hnve your dispatch. Will act ac
cordingly nnd try nnd occupy Chlneso
hospital and extend .the line to the
left from thnt point. We have every
thing now to Include blockhouso 4,
and I havo no doubt when Colonel
KesBler gets a gun, which I havo sent
to tho front, wo will demolish and
occupy tho hospital if it Is still de
fended by the insurgents. At 11:20 a.
m. Stotsenburg Is crossing San Juan
river at the bridge; hnvo authorized
him to proceed according to your ad
vice, as tho left of tho insurgent line
still holding on, or at all events not
yet occupied by us. .
TELEGRAM FROM STOTSENBURG.
At noon on February C Stotsenburg
telegraphed from the water reservoir
"General MacArthur instructs mo to
wire suggestions about waterworks.
They should bo taken nnd a lino of
plpo occupied nnd guarded. I think I
can do It from here nnd If necessary
run tho pumps, occupying tho high
ground In rear and connecting with
tho loft of tho First division nt San
Fedro Macntl. My command consists
of tho l-irst Nebraska, Tennessee bat
talion, tho two ' companies of tho
Colorado regiment nnd four pieces of
artillery. There Is no engineer at tho
waterworks, and no coal. I do not
think we shall find any difficulty be
tween here and there.
"Stotsenhurg's commnnd wns aug
mented by n battalion of the Twenty
third Infantry from tho provost gnard,
under command of Major Goodalc, and
I was directed to proceed and carry
out his plan. Later that evening I
sent for General Halo, who com
manded the right brigade jot MncAr
thur's line, informing mm "that I had
just received information that a part
of Stotsenhurg's command was In dif
ficulty, having been attacked by In
surgents, and that it was short of am-'
munition and without water. Hnlo at
once proceeded to the deposlto nnd
wired mo t.iat Stotensburg upon leav
ing tho waterworKs had ordered Good
alc to take his battalion out tho Mara
qulna road, extonding his right to con
nect with his (Stotsenhurg's) left, and
"Although I had not contemplated
sending my troops to Maraqulna, I
did not consider It deslrablo to chango
oruors and leavo Stotsenhurg's left
flank without tho protection ho was
anticipating, and as there was llttlo
rcsistnnco mot througn xho district
traveled, and as wo heard no firing on
our left, thore appeared to bo no spe
cial danger In Goodalo's position. Wo
threw some shells Mn tho direction of
tho npadqunrters at Marnquina to
chow thorn that they were covered
by artillery fire and to deter them
from nny nttacK they might make on
Goodalo's commnnd. H21L.&"
"General Hnle ascertained that tho
reportR which I nnd received wero
greatly exaggerated and that no por
tion of Stotsenhurg's command wns
In any immediate dangor. Ho at onco
adopted measures to keep open com
munication with tho pumping station,
which Stotsenburg had successfully
reached by means of largo detach
ments whicu patrolled the four miles
of lond between uopoBlto nnd tho sta
tion, nnd tho following morning I re
ceived this telegram frcm uenoral
"Stotsenburg Just reports that -.he
hns found the 'missing pump machin
ery, tnnt Insurgents havo abandoned
Maraqulna, and that ten, companies
went tofard Pnsig. This command
has been actively cnga-ed slnco Fri
day nnd wants to rest today nnd to
morrow. I havo authorized him-to do
bo nnn not to mnKe nny rurmor nctivo
movement of nny klnti without specific
ordors. ,, MAUAitTi-u.
'In tho closing nccount of tho early
dnvs of tho Btrutrido. General Otis tnlln
how tho iscbrnskana had fdiind the
missing machlnory of the waterworks,
and how stops wore nt onco taken to
jiut tho machinery in order, so "thnt
in a couple of davs tho city was again
plentifully Hupplled with wnter.
Uleirl Tit Uxnva llimln..
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HASTINGS. Neb.. Jan. 23. Hastings
!ls now, experiencing Us first mad dog
scaro for aoveral years. From indica
tions nbout half tho dogs on tho south
Jalde of the city will have to be killed.
A -dog' owned by. John Budnock went
road and, after biting nearly evory dog
In the neighborhood lt ran after and
bit a Russian woman in tho foot As
Boon as tho police wero notified of the
affair several started in pursuit of the
dog, but not until next morning wns
It found and killed.
High Trice for Farm Land.
FREMONT, Neb., Jan. 23. An olgh-ty-acre
farm situated in tho Platto bot
toms about ten miles from this city
wns sold at sheriffs salo for the lar
gest prlco over paid for farm property
1 nthls county. It brought ?78 nn acre.
Thore was considerable rivalry be
tween two farmers owning land ad
joining this, which Is largoly tho rea
Bon for the high price. The land Is
fenced, but has no buildings on It
DEATH IN FLAMES
Mrs, C E, Joyce is Fatally
THE HOUSE REDUCED TO Alf ASH PEE
Woman' Clothing Catches Afire Bat
are Snbdnedjky Hmband So ppdljr
inraedhat Death ReitilU ;
C. E. Joyce's house, onc-lialf mile
west of Weeping Water, was burned to
the grdund with nearly alL, tho conr
tcnls. It is not known how tho tire'
stiirtcd. Mrs. Joico was in the house
alone at tho time and Mr. Joyce was
in tho barn about two hundred
feet away. 116 heard Mrs. Joyce scream
and ran out of the barn. Sho was run
ning townrd the barn; her clothing all
on lire. Ho met her, put out the Ore
in her clothing, but by thnt timo it
was impossible to tnvc the house.
Neighbors soon gathered and by their
assistance most of tho furniture was.
saved. Mrs. Joyce was so badly burned
that, in hpito of all that could be
done by tho thrco doctors in attend
ance, sho died.
Mrs., Joyce was a daughter of James
Cllbbcc, deceased, and was born and
raised in tho vicinity in which sho
lived, and wkb nbout thirty-three years,
old. She leaves a husband, one son,
her mother, ono brother and thrco sis
ters, who feel their aflliction as doubly
severe from tho circumstances attend
The loss of property is about 81,000
with $500 insurance.
DANGLE FROM A LIMB.
K-iat Mob Makes bhort Work of Two
George Silbec nnd Ed. Mcekn, half
brothers, who were convicted at Fort
Scott, Kan., of murder, early in the
week, wero lynched by a mob in the
jail yard Saturday night.
At a lato hour their bodies were dan
gling from two trees in the yard, the
authorities having been so completely
surprised that no effort had been made
to remove the ghastly evidences of the
The two men, who hailed from Kan
sas City, had been convicted of mur
dering a young German farmer named
Leopold Edllngcr. They disposed of
Edlinger's live stock in Bates county.
Amos Philips, an accomplice of tho two
brothers, was convicted of murder in
tho flrbt degree Saturday. He turned
state's evidence and said that tho three
belonged to a regular band of thieves',
Saturday night the brothers knocked
Jown the turnkey, whMlipi"?n,0 thnt
the cell-door hinges had been sawed'
nearly off, preparatory to making an
escape, and homo citiens decided It
was tho right timo to dispose of a bad
lot, and it wns douo so quickly nnd so
quietly that but few realized what was
up until tho work was accomplished.
Orlle Mull Suy Ho Did Not Intend to
Desert Ills Vllte.
Orlio Mull, who was arrsstcd at Con
cordia, Kan., was arraigued in tho
county court at Hastings on the charge
of statutory rape nnd perjury and was
placed uuder, 8.2,000 bond pending a
preliminary examination. Mull se
cured a license and was married at
Hastings on Dcccmbcr20 last to fifteen-year-old
Sena Soucl of Franklin coun
ty, from whom ho separated the fol
lowing day. Mull claims that ho had
no intention of deserting the girl, but
had rented a house and was expecting
her to join him at Concordia when ar
rested. Tho day they parted tho girl
went to York, where she was attending
Bchool. Her father, after learning of
tho marriage, came to Hastiuga and
caused Mull's arrest.
l'acnKtr Injured In Collision.
Four of York otmnty's prominent,
well to do farmers and stockmen nar
rowly escaped being killed nt Thayer
while riding in a caboose on an Elk-
horn freight. The train was backed
up on a side track and was going at a
rate of fifteen miles an hour, colliding
With two loa'ded freight cars, throwing
passengers, seat htoves, lamps nnd
desks in all directions. William Otto
of Charleston was thrown on his head
and was unconscious. 41. B. Test of
York received injuries In the neck nnd
rib. f Mr. Obricn escaped any serious
injury. The Elkhorn officials dis-
charged the entire train' crew.
, Tragedy In South Dakota.
A report hs just Yeachcd Chamber
lain, S. D., from, Gregory county that a
county rannofyromineWoVlledat the
home of County:&'B5piaouer Nelson.
Tho two men bcengaged In a bit
ter controvcr&rjHfs74d to have
after which ho 4K" suicide.
Further details nre'iSvaitWuV
Btove l'laU llurned. w
The plant of the Buquesde, Manufac
turing company of Pittsburg, Pa.,
makers of stoves and gnu appliances,
was completely destroyed by fire. Loss
Ilarn Ilurna atNelion.
The largo barn of Mr. Vare, living
threo miles north of Nelson, was con
sumed by lire, together with six head
of horses and four cows and a large
quantity of grain, hay and harness.
Tho origin of tho Are is not known.
Charged With llurglarr.
Sheriff nicox has placed Thed Shol
ton nnd Stephen Long of Wilcox under
arrest on tho charge of stealing about
fifty dollars from tho meat market of
I red Fritz on tho evening of the 10th.
A detective has been on the trail of
the alleged robbers for sejeral dayj. J
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