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Red Cloud Chief.
Tho purBiilt of happlnera doca not
necessarily Imply tho pursuit of
woalth. Itcnl happlncBs In a matter of
Individual conscience entirely.
Prof. n. 8. Woodward, of Columbia
university, In n recent paper shows
reasons for thinking that tho oarth'a
atmosphere extends to n height vary
ing with tho distance from tho equa
tor. At tho equator ho estimates tho
height to ho 20,000 miles, which dimin
ishes to only 17,000 miles at tho poles.
But of course, beyond a few hundred
uilles nnovo thu ground, tho density
of tho atmosphoro bccomcB so slight
that the effects are Imperceptible.
Tho Chlncso strenuously object to
gambling on future prices of articles
of consumption, such as rice, whoat
and corn. Recently bIx members of a
Chlneso bucket shop or board of trado
rather, wcro summarily taken out and
beheaded for making contracts to pay
given prices as a given time without
regard to tho Immutable laws of supply
nnd demand. Tho Chlncso are ex
treme In their methods, but are un
doubtedly right ns to tho underlying
War, like tho dyer's hand, la subduod
to what It works In. Tho general sees
In It tho Victoria Cross or tho Legion
of Honor; tho politician sees In It ro
elcctlon; the manufacturer, n foreign
market for his goods. "Do you tako
nn Interest In tho war?" a London
householder lately asked his cook, see
ing a brightly colored map of South
Africa In tho kitchen. "No, sir," was
tho reply; "but I moan to 'avo a skirt
llko that brown bit, and blouses llko
these reds and greens and yellows. I
am Just keepln' tho map to match tho
patterns with when I got an ovonln'
Tho Immenso profits nmassed by
various trusts havo been often talkod
about In seemingly extravagant terms,
but tho most extravagant oratory of
tho anti-trust agitation has seldom, ir
ever, oqualed tho representations inado
In tho couits by Mr. Frlek. tho part
ner of Mr. Cameglo In tho Carnoglo
Steol Company of Pittsburg. Mr.
Frlck'H action Ih brought to prevent
Mr. Carneglo from "freezing him out"
of his Interest In tho concern nnd In
order to mako clear his ease it becomes
necessary to exhibit tho prollts of tho
company, thus In a sense "letting tho
cat out of tho bag." According to Mr.
Frick tho not profit of 1890 was $21,
000,000 nnd tho net profits for 1000 will
amount to $I2,COO,000. Mr. Carneglo is
said to consider this latter Bomowhat
excessive and llxes tho prollts for 1000
nt tho modernto sum of ? 10,000,000.
At tho annual dinner of tho Silk
Association of America recently, tho
chief guest was tho Chlneso minister
to tho United States, Wu Ting Fang.
Ho mado tho speech of tho evening.
Ho contrasted tho friendly attitude of
" tho United States toward China with
tho aggressions of European nations,
and said that so long as Americana
wept on In their pacific policy of com
morco nnd trade, they would bo wel
como everywhere, not only in China,
but in Japan as well. Trado statistics
Indlcato that tho Chlneso minister Is
right. China Is buying now of Ameri
can goods from live to six times as
much as It bought ten years ago. Last
year it bought four million dollars'
worth moro than tho year preceding.
Tho gain was mostly in cotton goods,
kerosene nnd Hour. Foreign trnde, of
courso, Is not controlled by scntlmont.
People buy what they llko best, vhero
they can get it cheapest; but, other
things being equal; they would rather
buy of their friends than of thoso
whom they mny regard as enemies.
A dozen or moro yoars ago a farmor
twisted a bit of Iron about a wiro
fence, nnd notlcod that his cattlo
avoided It. Thus originated tho uso of
tho barbed-wlro fenco, which has cut
tho great freo prairies Into ranches.
It has lacerated and cut from watur
countless numbers of tho wild animals
that onco roamed tho prairies, and la
now dossed as war matorlal by the
nations. Both In Cuba nnd In South
Africa tho demoralization wrought by
tho doadly barbed-wlro fenco was
greater than that of tho moBt Improved
gunB and powder. Tho position of
fence cutter has promoted tho drummer-boy
Into tho forefront of danger.
"When Lloutonnnt Ord led his men In
a rush up San Juan hill, a boy private
by his 8lde, foil, mortally wounded.
Ord heard his faint cry nnd paused in
his rush to say, "My poor follow, I can
do nothing for you." "I did not call
you back for that," was tho bravo ro
ply. "I nm dono for; but tako my
steel nlppors. There may bo another
fenco beyond that hill, and I won't bo
thero to cut It for you." Tho boy lived
to hear tho shout of victory, but tho
gallant leader, with tho boy's nlppors
In his hand aad tho boy's devotion last
In his heart, lay dead not many yards
Thero aro a wholo lot of men who
nre fond of telling you that "women
aro not what they used to bo." Of
courso they mean to convey tho Im
pression that women aro deteriorating.
It Is a curious fact, however, that nln
out of ten of such philosophers aro
Hotty Green says her daughter Is
not to becomo tho wlfo of tho Duko do
la Torre. Tho duko may need tho
money, but he ought nevertheless to
find Bomo comfort In tho fact that Hot
ty 1b not to bo his uioUier-lu-law.
Cliaptcr of Accidents in Cedar
PROSPEROUS GERMAN FARMER KILLED
Falls From Wnon nnd the Wheel 1'iini
Over Mm One Hotly In Fount! In
Missouri Hirer nml Another In
nn Oltl Corn Field,
Henry Thocne, nn old and respected
German farmer, was killed on his farm
near How Valley, Cedar county. He
was hauling n load of straw and his
team started to run. In trying to hold
them the straw slipped under him and
he fell lu front of the wagon, which
passed over his body, Injuring him in
ternally, so that lie died.
A drnd body was found In tho Mis
souri river at St. Helena, In Cedar
county. A tdlver watch and pocket
book with homo money were found,
but nothing by which the body could
Monday a telephone message came
from Coleridge to Coroner Holfort stat
ing that the dead hotly of Fred Koch
hail been found in bis Held about seven
miles northeast of that place. Tho
coroner Immediately woift to Investi
gate, but tho results of tho Inquest
aro not known.
MORE CHANGING CHARTERS
Hlnlo IlnultN of Ntiliruulm llccumo Nn
Comptroller Dawes has approved the
applications of tho following Nebraska
banks to convert to national banks:
The St. Paul State bank of St. Paul to
Farmers' National, with a capital of
825,000; IJartlngton State bank of Hart
ington to the Hnrtington National,
with a capital of S 10,001). and the
Franklin County bank of Rlnonilngton
to tho First National of lUooinlngton,
with a capital of S'-'.I.OOO. The comp
troller lias also approved the applica
tion of U. ('. Million and other for
authority to organize the First Na
tlonal bank of F.lgin, Neb., with a
capital of S25,0(IO.
SHERIFF PERMITS LYNCHING
Order Vlrj-lnlit MIIIMii Away nnd n
Mob llc.ix ItH Work.
The series of exciting events in
Greenville county, Virginia, the past
week euluminatetl in u double lynch
ing at Emporia. Ituth Cotton', the
negro, who according to his confession,
killed Sanders and Welter, and
O'Grady, the white man who was with
him in tlie cabin when the murder oc
curred, were hanged by (l lnob vari
ously estimated at from 1, . 100 to 2,000
strong. Tim mUiliti protecting the
prisoners wero ordered away by the
sheriff and this gave the mob full sway.
Armour Agfiitii Arrested.
Edward II. Noble, cashier, and Den
nis McG raw. salesman, in the beef de
partment of Armour ,fc Co.'s branch in
Albany, N. V., wero arrested on war
rants charging them with grand lar
ceny, second degree. The complain
ant is a surety company. In one in
stance it was shown that accounts had
been juggled to the amount of SlO.uOO.
The peculations wero made possible lv
a system of false charges made on the
bale tickets, kltink accounts, etc. The
men wcio admitted to bail.
TriinnruiiMl tit tin, Trust.
A telegram from Nov York an
nounces tho formal transfer of the
Mlslantl steel works at Munice, Intl.,
to the sheet iron trust. The sale price
was close to a million dollars, and
orders for the lesumptiou of wtrk
wero Issued. President It. J. Reatty
will bo district manager for tho trust
Well Itrt'HNfd Itnldicr.
Fivo well dressed men entered Una
ley's icstaurant at the corner of Sixty
sixth street and Columbus avenue, New
York, and while one of them engaged
the cashier in conversation, ono of his
companions went to the safe and got
away with S3. 100. The robbery was
not discovered for fully five minutes
Waluiuli Kirn (),r Traces.
Notice has been served by the Wu
6ash railroad that it will no longer bo
governed by rule 1 of tho western pas
senger association concerning party
rates. Passenger ngents say that It
may lead to tho abolition of party
rates by all western roads.
lllotvn til I'lceCS,
A tcrriliu explosion occurred at tho
factory of Hand ,fc Co., fireworks man
ufacturers, at Hamilton, Out. Walter
Teale, a son-in-law of Professor Hand,
was blown to atoms. The explosion
occurred in ono of tho largest build
ings. Half tho building was blown to
Feel to (Iii On SIubp.
A dispatch from Loudon says that
Sir Hubert Peel has definitely decided
to go on the stage. Ho will 'join the
"llootles' Haby" company as Ilootles
and play lu London anil tho provinces.
(lunriiuteit Nearly ItiiUcd.
Mayor Ashbrhlgo, of Philadelphia,
has announced that tho third S25.000
to bo raised by that city for tho repub
lican national convention is now in
hand and will be forwarncd in n few
days. Tho work of raising tho fourth
and final 825,000 has been started.
lloy Shot Dead,
Ralph Uediuan, aged 17, a pupil nt
the Farnhiiiii suhool at Omaha, was In
stantly killed by tho accidental ills
charge of his gun just as ho was start
ing on a duck hunting expedition at
HUNT THE BANK ROBBERS
No I'osltlte Clue lis" trn Secured Thus
I'nr nt Ilurdy.
Thero are no new developments of
consequence in tho hunt for the thieves
who blew the safe hi tho Hardy bank.
The llcatrico hounds arrived promptly
and took a trail to a farm house about
threo.mlles southeast of town, and can
not find any other trail. At tho farm
house were three young men, compar
ative strangers in tho community, two
of whom claim to have come to the vi
cinity a day or two before to hunt on
the Republican. Tho three were in
town the night before making some
purchases of shells, lunch, etc., and it
is probable the hounds took their trail
home, but it is hardly thought the
young fellows can be connected with
the robbery. They are, howevor.under
survclllnnco nnd some of their talk is
disconnected. The best cluo is in tho
fact that the dogs going from the bank
to tho handcar house and other places
where things had been disturbed In a
way to Indicate some connection with
the robbery. A reward of 82.10 and 10
per cent of the money recovered is of
fered by the bank. Tho amount taken
was 33,t00, 8100 of which was in silver
Three men suspected of having rob
bed tho Hardy bank wero arrested by
Sheriff Moore five miles cast of Byron.
Thoy had been tracked from liartly
and the house, occupied by n widow,
was guarded during1 the day.
RELATIONS WITH MOREY
Viola Horlockor Testifies In Her Own
Supported by her attorneys, Judge
Ragan anil It. A. Hatty, one on each
side, Miss Viola Ilorloekcr was led to
the witness stand Monday afternoon,
March 2(1, and In answer to questions
put to her by her own counsel and tho
attorney for the state, told of her rela
tions with Mr. Morey prior to and
lending up to the time of the at
tempt upon Mrs. Morey's life. She
was greatly agitated and kept clutch
ing at her throat, anil would occasion
ally raise her hands and press them to
The questions were answered falter
Ingly and sometimes it would seem as
though she would never speak. At
last she broke down completely and
began to cry, ami was led from the
stand weeping piteously. For the rest
of tho session she remained with her
face burled in her hands. While she
virtually accused Mr. Morey of having
made love to her, sho exonerated him
from anything of a moro serious na
VICTIM OF AWFUL MISTAKE.
riitlvrtiiker l'liitlH IMdeiico of llurliil
At Mttllica Hill, N. J., near Phila
delphia, tho startling discovery lias
been made that, a boy had been buried
alive. An undertaker was exhuming
bodies of the members of the Smlt.er
family, who live at Mullleii Hill ubout
twenty-live years ago, for final burial
in tliis city.
One collln contained the skeleton of
a boy and Its condition bore evidences
of an awful struggle, after the sup
posedly dead body had been buried.
The bones of the legs were drawn up
and the arms were extended across the
face. The glass of the casket which
had been above the boy's head was
broken. The position of the body and
the condition of tho collln indicant!
that the victim of a horrible mistake
had died in horrible agony.
KIIIn Wiro anil Himself.
Charles Scott, a boilermaker em
ployed in thu Ann Arbor Railroad car
shop at Owosso, Mich., broke into the
homo of Ids wife, from whom ho had
been separated, ami furiously assaulted
Mrs. Scott and her mother with a
heavy chisel. He then drew a tcvolver
and killed himself.
l'liiuliiK .11111 Hunted.
Tlie largo planing mill at Columbia,
Pa., owned by the First National bunk
of Columbus, was destroyed by tlie.
There is no estimate of the loss beyond
the statement that It will cost 7.1,000
to install the machinery, all of which
was destroyed. Theic was no Insur
ance. Nn in ed In Honor of Henry.
Hy direction of tho president tho
military at Cayey, Porto Rico, here
after will be known and designated as
Henry barracks in honor of the late
llrlgtuller General Guy V. henry, who
was military governor of Porto Rico
from December 0, lsus, to May 8, 180'J,
and who died on October ,'5, 1809.
I'rltitflrft DIh or rtitlitsN.
Among the points dwelt on at tho
recent tuberculosis congress In Borlln
were the facts that moro than 40 por
cent of tho printers of Berlin who had
died wero phthisical.
Flildi'inlr of Pneumonia.
An epidemic of pheumonlahasstruck
St. Francis orphan asylum of Dubuque,
In., and ono hundred Inmates and sev
eral sisters are down with the disease.
Frliitlng House Iliirucd.
Tho printing establishment of Carl
Hentemann, on Congress street, Bos
ton, wns completely burned out. Los;
Recent Successes Making the
Boers More Bold.
THEY PROPOSE TO BE AGGRESSIVF
Safn lint rent of Olivier tho Pent or tho
War A I incut In tlm (Iriisp of tho
llrltlsh, Hut Works Way Out
Delay Huberts' Alliance.
A London dispnteli of March 28 says:
Tho Boers are having a little good luck
and are showing some boldness again,
ns a raiding party estimated at 400 Is
believed by the British forces at War
renton to have crossed the Kimberley
Bloemfoutcln wagon road Monday and
to have headed for Jncobsdal, with the
Intention of cutting tlie railway ten
Commandant Oliver nppears to have
gotten his live thousand men and twenty-five
miles of wagons into rugged
country, wuere lie can make an easy
rear guard defense. Charles Williams,
the military expert, says:
If this column gets through substan
tially Commandant Olivier will have
carried out the great feat of tho war,
seeing that he run every chance of be
ing ground between the upper mill
stone of Lord Roberts' army and the
nether millstone of the broken Hasuto
frontier. He will have done It within
fifty miles or bo of Lord Roberts' main
strength. Certainly it looked for a
week ns though Lord Roberts' held Ol
ivler in the hollow of his hand. If Ol
ivier gets through to Kroonstnd with
even 3,000 men it will be an Important
addition to tho Boer gathering there.
His escape is attributed in tuirt t, !...
worn-out condition of the British nav
Lord Roberts' transport appears to
have been badly dislocated by the loss
nt Rlet river, before Cronje's surrender
of the wagon train, and in addition to
this the army with which lie proposes
to advance toward Pretoria is nearly
double that of the earlier rapid move
ments." Ten thousand transport, cavalry and
gun animals are due to arrive at Cape
ports during this and next week.
It is given out at Cape Town that
Lord Roberts' advance may be delayed
for months. Although 'such state
ments should be received with reserve,
it seems positive that he intends to go
to Cape Town to meet Lady Roberts,
who is due to arrive there in ten days.
The war olllce has issued another
table of British losses, showing an ag
gregate of Hl,il.v, which does not in
elude 1,001 who have been invalided
WILLING TO STAND TRIAL
I.i'gallty of Texas Autl-Trust I.uw .Soon
To Ito Tested.
Henry Clay Pierce, of tlie Waters
Pierce Oil company of Waco, Tex., af
ter a brief consultation with his law
yers, called at Judge Scott's court room
nnd stated to the judge that he came
to Waco to answer to tlie indictment
brought out of tho Texas laws against
trusts which lie is accused of violating
under an indictment returned six years
ago. Tlie indictment is a noted one.
among the defendants named therein
being John I). Rockefeller. Henry M.
Flagler, and all the other prominent
ofiicers of the Standard Oil company.
Mr. Pierce entered Into a recognisance
in the sum of 8S,000 for his appearance
at the next term of court. The Indict
ment grew out of certain contracts nl
Icgetl to have been made by represen
tatives of tho Waters-Pierce OH com
pany with local merchants, which, it
is claimed, acted in restraint of com
petition. Tlie offense under the Texas
anti-trust law is a felony and punish
able by both fine and Imprisonment.
DECLARES LAW ILLEGAL
Neusnancr Article Need Not Signed
A dispatch from San Francisco says:
Judge Hunt decided that tho More
house law passed by the last legisla
ture and requiring nil newspaper ar
ticles to bear the signature of the
writers, has no place in law, as ono of
its provisions Is that in case of nn
award to an injured party a portion of
the award must be placed In the hands
of tlie state treasurer. Judge Hunt
holds that this Is a penal provision
and any prosecution must be Instituted
by the people of the state and not by
Nebraska IMItor Deud.
W. I. Compton, editor of thu Utiea
Sun, died at his homo lu Seward about
5 o'clock Tuesday morning, after n
short Illness, from typhoid pneumonia,
aged nearly thirty-two years. Mr.
Compton has worked at the printing
business about fourteen years, most of
the tlmo in Seward county, and has
been editor of the Sun several years.
ne leaves a wife and little daughter
four years old. Ho was n member of
the M. W. A. camp at Utiea, and enr
rlcd 82,000 Insurance, which goes to
Ills little family.
Ttklm Only I'nrtlul Credit.
Tho Washington dispatch stating
that Miss Helen M. Gould was practi
cably paying the expenses of nlno or
ten chaplains In the army lu the Phil
ippines was shown to her aud sho said
tho work referred to had been done,
not by her, but by the Young .Men '
Christian association ami that bho had
only helped a little In It.
Ditto of Opening.
At a cabinet council at Paris at
which M, Loubet presided It was de
cided to oillcially Inaugurate the Paris
exposition Saturday, April 11.
LIST OF CASUALTIES.
(lenrrul Otis 1'ortiiirtU Nil in r of Sold
dlern Who Hit mi Died.
The war department received the
following casualty report from General
Manila, March 27. -Deaths, malarial
fever, Samuel Grimes, company O,
Eighteenth infantry. Johnston 11. Hay,
company II, Thirty-seventh infantry;
Chester Q. Dunn, company E, Thirty
fourth Infantry, Charles Slelchcr, cor
poral company M, Twenty-first infan
try. Died from wounds received in action:
Joseph W. Alphort, corporal company
II, Forty-third infantry.
Alcoholism: Alexander S. Bruce,
company H, Twenty-ninth infantry.
Drowned: John F. Lynch, company
F, Thirty-seventh infantry.
Typhoid fever: Frank Anson, com
pany C, Forty-third infantry; William
Knuckles, company E, Forty-second
Infantry; Henry A. Sandman, company
C, Forty-second infantry; Daniel
Knight, company K, Forty-ninth In
fantry. Dysentery. Charles W. Sutton, com
pany F, Forty-second Infantry; Syl
vester F. Rothwell, sergeant, company
F, Thirty-seventh Infantry; Hugh Mc
Call, company A, Eighteenth infantry;
(ieorge E. Congo, company II, Twenty
seventh infantry; Edward G. Roday,
company I), Thirteenth infnntry; Cor
nelius E. Carter, company E, Twenty
fourth Infantry; Peter M. Fallon,
company D, Sixth Infantry; Hurley B.
ICcllog, troop I), Fourth cavalry.
Peritonitis: Alfred L. Ross, com
pany I, Thirty-Third Infantry
Surgical operation: Depli Asarkcr,
musician, company I, Forty-eighth In
fantry. Variola: Clarence II. Thomas, cor
poral, company F, signal corps;Gcorgo
Xwer, company B, Twenty-fifth Infan
try. Tuberculosis: Joseph Strickland,
company II. Fourth infuniry.
General arterclosis: William Lino
ban, company F, Thirty-third infao
FIGG WILL NOT PROSECUTE.
Surpy County Victim Allows Cnso to He
A Papllllon, Neb., dispatch says: In
county court Louis Figg announced
that lie would not prosecute the two
men, John Woods and William Brown
ing, arrested on the charge of being
star actors In chapter one, when the
two leaders of the Figgites were given
a coat of tar and feathers by irato
neighbors. The cases were therefore
Tlie deputy sheriff of Fremont and a
large number of witnesses for both
sides were on hand. Woods bringing
along friends and his two daughters,
through whose testimony he claimed
he could prove an alibi.
After the dismissal of the case Louis
Figg was asked why he did not leave
(iretua aud what he expected to do.
To the judge and the crowd In tho
court room he said:
'I propose to stay in Gretna and will
not give up my religion. I am a prop
erty owner there and havellved in that
community a good part of my life, As
to my future course, lie added earnest
ly, "I intend to go right on preaching
my faith as I have done in tlie past.
Threats will havo no effect and if my
neighbors choose to lynch me for ad
hering to my religious convictions, all
well and gootl. But 1 wish to state
that I will go right on in the good
work, regardless of the consequences.''
The evidence heard Tuesday at Has
tings in tlie trial of Miss Horlocker,
charged with the attempted poisoning
of her employer's wife, was entirely of
an expert character and was in support
of tlie theory of degeneracy and lack
of will power on the part of the de
fendant to resist the homicidal im
pulse engendered by the mental shock
occasioned by the breaking off of her
relations with Mr. Morey. A number
of physicians testified.
Wreck of I'tint Mall Train.
All Atlanta, Ga., special says: Tho
fast mail on the Atlanta ,t West Point
railway, which left Atlanta for .Mont
gomery and New Orleans was wrecked
between West Point and Opclika. Ala.
Express Messenger Oslin was killed
and Baggagemaster W. B. Blunt badly
Injured. The baggage car, mall coach
and two day coaches were thrown from
the track, but tho Washington bleeper
was not derailed.
Hum Struck liy Lightning.
A severe thunder and lightning
storm swept over Hall county, Neb.,
bringing a fine rain. A strong wind
and some hall also accompanied tho
storm. The cow barn at the soldiers'
home wns struck by lightning aud ono
cow was killed and another badly In
jured. The barn commenced burning
but tho (Ire was extinguished with tho
home's own lino of hose nnd provisions
for lighting fire.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Several stations on tlie Yukon river
aro suffering a food shortage.
Detroit is to get tho convention of
tho supremo lodge of the Knights of
Charles M. Schwab has been re
elected president of the Carneglo Steel
Ex-Senator John J. Coyle of Phila
delphia, charged with bribery, has
A parcels post convention between
he United States anil Nicaragua has
A shipment of 81,393,030 has left tho
New York sub-treasury to pay soldiers
in thu Philippines.
A premature explosion of a blast of
dynamite killed one mau aud seriously
wounded two atVaterloo, N. J,
A (OAUF TAR
Mr and Mrs, L. Figg, of Grct
naf Victims of a Mob
FEATHERS WERE USED LIBERALLY
find Caused Sorcrnl Separations and
Much Trouble Citizens lleconia
Incensed ami Moto Out Sum
At Gretna, Neb., n mob, masked and
otherwise disguised, went to the resi
dence of L. Figg, took Mr. nnd Mrs.
Figg nnd tarred and feathered them
and then quietly dispersed. For some
time feeling has been intense against
the Flggs, who hold very queer ideas
regarding religion, persuading women,
it is charged, to leave their husbands
to be better able to serve tho Lord.
Thus they were Instrumental, it Is al
leged, in separating Mr. nnd Mrs. W.
V. Browning und Mr. and Mrs. Bort
Donohoc; nlso Mr. and Mrs. Woods, all
nmong the best people and highly re
spected. One of tho women, Mrs.
Donohoc, it is charged, even refused
to go to her home to sec her deserted
child when sick and almost at death'fl
The matter Is being discussed upon
tho streets, somo favoring the treat
ment inflicted, while others boy
that it was not the right thing to do,
nnd that tho law should have been al
lowed to take Its course. No ono 6cems
to know anything about tlie u flair, but
it is stated that warrants arc in tho
hands of Sheriff McAvoy, and It is
hinted that some sensational develop
ments will bo divulged within a day or
Fourteen lending men of the town, it
la asserted, took part in the affair.
The intruders broke down the door
to the Bleeping apartment of tho Figgs
nnd told them to get up. On refusing,
the covers were stripped down and
they were pulled out Into the middle
of tlie floor. Their night clothes wcro
stripped off and tnen commenced tlie
application of tlie tar.
A notice was served on the Figgs to
lcavo town or buffer a repetition of tho
LAWYERS GET ANGRY
Sensation rurnlshrd lu Trial of Vlohv
When the state rested its caso in tho
florloc'ker-Moroy poisoning trial Thurs
day afternoon, the prosecution had
woven about tlie defendant a strong
fabric of circumstantial evidence. The
testimony of witnesses wus till of a
most damaging character, and tho dc-
fense wns unable to choke any of It on
The court room was crowded almost
to suffocation, and tlie day was not
without Its sensational incidents.
While Mr. Morey was on the stand,
tho defense persisted in n line of ques-'
tions to which lie was not permitted to
reply, as they were not proper in cross
examination. When court adjourned
at the noon hour ho approached Mr.
Hatty, and after a few words relative
to the hitter's course applied ad epithet
which the attorney resented by at
tempting to strike him. Several per
sons stepped In between them and an
encounter was prevented.
Cull OIT tho Suits.
A Pittsburg, Pa., dispatch of March
23, says: The Carnegie Steel company,
limited, becomes a btock comany,i
with n capital variously estimated atl
from 8200,000,000 to 8250,000,000, tho
famous "Ironclad agreement" is wiped
out, all litigation between tho part,
ncrs in tlie Carnegie company is
dropped, and II. C. Frick, the former
president of tho company, virtually se
cures all he has contended for. Tlieso
facts aro embodied in nn authorized'
statement issued tonight bv tlie Car
neglo Steel company, limited.
Farmer Lose hy Fire.
Setting fire to somo weeds near his
barn and going to his housu to read,
caused a fire by which .T. S. Sanborn, a
farmer near Rising City, Neb., lost a
$500 .barn, corn cribs wortli S150, 000)
bushels of oats, 1,250 bushels of corn
and agricultural Implements worth
about 8300, besides severel tons of hay
and straw, and 1,250 bushels of corn
belonging to his neighbor, Otto Hoff
man. In all about 81,b00 worth of
property was burned. Tho barn was
Insured for nbout 8100.
Arraigned no ClinrKii or Murder.
Mrs. Etta Hortou was urraigned bS
foro Justice 1). W. Nelll, at Humboldt,
on a charge of murdering her newly
born child, which was found in a well
in tho north part of town on Tuesday
morning. Her interests wero looked
after by Lawyers E. A. Tucker and I.
13. Smith, upon whose request a coni
tlnuanco was granted until Tuesday,
Two Men llloun to Atoms,
Tho scperating house at the Hercules
powder works at Lamotte, ten miles,
north of Louisiana, Mo., blew up aud
Peter Bucks and Edmond Carter wero
blown to atoms.
Fnrinur Acrldi-utitlly Hhot.
A serious aud perhaps fatal accident
occurred southwest of Albion, Neb. U.
B. Hnhu, a farmer who was bailing
hay, went to a wagon to get n polo,
and in some manner, discharged a shot-
gun that was In tho wugon. The shot
took effect in his side and it is impos-,
slblo to tell hov berious his injuries
Dies on AVIfo's Grave.
Emll Corson, member of tho largcab
business Arm In Gayvllle, S. I)., shot
and killed himself on tlie gravo of hia
wlfo and child.
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