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A Story of Patriarchal Times.
By JULIA MAGRUDER...
CorrmonTED 1PM, leoi and ISM nr nonitivr noNNra's Sons.
(CHAPTER XI. (Continued.)
And when Ntun.irnh nnd her maid
ens renched the Iiouho of Jephthnh, bo
lioltl It was hung with mourning, and
though the doors were wide, there was
neither friend nor servant to he noon.
Ho Namarah entered silently, nnd took
her way toward the apartment of lw
father .Icphthnh; and as she enmo unto
Ills door, she turned and spake unto
the maidens, bidding them stay with
out In tho hall while she went In alone.
And as she thrust open the door anil
rame into the presence of her father
Jcphthah, behold he to was dressed In
mourning garments, and ho leaned
upon the breast of the young man
Adlnn, who was also clad In sackcloth;
and tho faces of both men were white
as ho the faces of the dead, ami Adlnn
had grown gaunt and hollow-cheeked
nnd lost his ruddy color, whllo
her father .lephthah was as one grown
old before his tlmo.
And Nnmarnh spake no word, but
shutting close the door behind her, sho
went nnd put her arms about the neck
of her father, but her eyes she gavo
unto her lover.
llcr hood had fallen backward, and
her white face rone from out Its sol
emn mourning draperies as a fair
(lower springing out of earth; nnd her
yes, inailo largo and luminous thiough
tastings anil vigils, seemed as the very
windows of her spirit; and in their
depth Adlna read a love unspeakable,
unquenchable anil not to be surpassed.
Me understood her tender thought In
clasping first her father before her
touch sought his, for It was by reason
of her father that this blow was come
upon them, and she felt he had great
need of comfort and the assurance of
her deep, unchanged affection; but In
that long, deep look Into her lover's
eyes, Ehe gave him her whole self. For
a moment they rested In that look,
unlet and calm as the deeps of ocean,
and then the maiden spake:
"1 pray thee leave ,me now, Adlnn."
she salth, softly, as the voice of .leph
thah her father brake into great sobs
while she smoothed his snow-white
hair, and stilled him as a mother might
her babe. "I would be with him alone,
that my courage fall not; for he hath
more need of comfort than either thou
or I. lteturn to me an hour nfter moon
rise in the garden."
And Adlna bowed his head and went,
with never so much as n touch of her
band to feci! tho mighty hunger of his
love, howbelt that look in her eyes
which rested on him still, even as he
left her presence, was as a draught
divine wherewith the thirst of his soul
might bo quenched.
each time our hearts have breathed it,
and the answer doth somewhere await
She spake those woids in Rolemn
whlspeilngs, more tender than the coo
ing of doves, mote murmurous than
the rippling of the brook.
No eye saw the parting, when at last
Adlna wrenched his heart away from
hers. They two were alone In the si
lence witli God. Even the dove came
not near them tonight, but remained
apart and alone, as If it had knowledge
of all nnd forbotc to come between the
beating of their hearts and the com
munion of their souls.
wondrous light was gone from them;
for their spirits had llcil together, and
tho glaie of sunshine upon them re
vealed that they wcio even tho faces of
And It was even ?o that (lod deliv
ered them. This was His tlmo and
place, and lie had chosen Ills own way.
And that the vow which .lephthah had
vowed might be accomplished, tho
body of the maiden Namarah was laid
upon the altar and with It the body of
the young man Adlna, a burnt offering
unto the Lord.
And as tho tires upon the altar be
gan to sink, an object that seemed to
fall straight from out the sky droppml
down and fell Into tho flames: nnd lot
It was the body of a snow-white dovo,
which had boon even dead before It
touched the lire upon the altar.
At tho rising of the sun next morn
ing, the altar was made icady in tho
heart of a deep wood, and by it stood a
priest resplendent In the robes of his
oillce. The wood wns in readlnes?, nnd
the tire prepared, nor was the offering
for tho sacrifice wanting. She stood, a
pure virgin, chid In stainless white, and
on her left, the young man Adlna. And !
the fucc of tho maiden Namarah was
calm and peaceful, and her eyes trust
ful and quiet as be the eyes of children
when they know their parents are closo
by. And her face, for all Its paleness,
wi3 more beauteous to look upon than
ever It had been before, for tho light
that shone upon It was not wholly
that cast by the rising sun, but, as it
were, a light from within her soul.
And Atllna's face was ladlant, too, so
that it seemed as if one light illumined
them from within, even as tho same
sun from without. And Namarah's
voice, as she tpakc, was tranquil and
"Make ready thy flio, O priest of
Cod," Namarah said, "for all Is ready."
And sho turned nnd kissed her father
Jcphthah full tenderly. Then, speak
ing once more unto thd prlc-t she said:
"1 pray thco, while that tho fire Is
kindling, suffer us to kneel nnd say one
prayer I and tho young man Adlna."
And they knelt together, both In vir
gin white, their hands clasped close
and their faces raised to heaven, and
tho prayer of their hearts, even as the
lire blazed and crackled, and tho knlfo
gleamed sharp and threatening near
by, was that the (lod In whom they
trusted would deliver them in Ills own
time and way.
And they knelt so long in silence
thnt the priest, who wished not to In
terrupt their prayers, was fain at last
to speak to them, lest the sacred flrea
should burn too low. But there enmo
no answer to his words, nnd when ho
turned and looked Into their faces, that
IUkIii l Sliow TlirnnclTM nt nn l.nrlr
The masculine characteristics, as
well as tho feminine, begin to show
themselves at an early age. There are
a small boy and girl In the city who,
in convocation tho other day, showed
this very notably, savs tho New wk
Times. They are particularly bright
children, a little son and daughter of
dever parents, who talk to tho child
ren veiy much as thoy would to older
people. So when in talking together
tho other day something was men
tioned which they did not understand,
tho children Immediately began to
discuss the proa nnd cons. The little
girl Is seven and tho boy a couple of
j ears younger. 'I he former has a
habit whllo bite is dressing of talking
to herself. "Arm, go In," she will say,
as she puts on one garment, and "Foot
go In." as she puts on another. Tho
small boy had noticed this, and Bpoko
to her about It. "Why do you say.
'Foot, go in,' and 'Arm, go ln'7" ho
Inquired. Why don't you say, 'Mo
In'?" "Why, it isn t me mat
In," replied the small girl, "U m
ii rm or mv tool, w um m
me,' anyway?" Tho small boy thought
earnestly for a moment. "Why, 'mo,
is voiir head and sto.unch," ho finally
answered. "No," said th" small girl,
"I think 'mo' is your head and heart."
Which proves positively that even In
early venrs the ego of the man Is his
stomach and that of tho woman her
Sultan of Turkey Arouses Uiv
clc Sam's Ire,
DIPLOMATIC RUATIONS MOST CRITICAL
l'aKirl to MlnMcr Mil) Mmm tip Ten-
ilereil lleprnteil t'nlliirc In I'ny
Avtnriletl Inili'iiiiiltj t'luliiin A f
tr tlUln; MiUum I'i-iimiIm'.
There is no longer any iiiest!on that
the diplomatic lelatlnns between the
1'nlti'il States and Turkey arc in a crit
ical state, '.'lowing out of the sultan's
bad faith, sitysa Washington special of
ediiesiliiy. lie piomlsed to pay the
indemnity claims of tho American mis
sionaries for tho ilostiiictlnn of eight
buildings of the Kitphmtos colleges at
lliirpoot. and several buildings belong
ing to the American nilssloit.irios nt
Maiiish during the Arnu it'au miissa
oivsof Is'.i.Y Mr. Straus, the I'nltod
States minister to Turkov. Is at ptes-
ont in tho I'liitod Stall's on leave of
absence. As has already hi en an
nounced be presonto I his resignation,
but tho president rcirnrdcl the ser
vices of Mr. Straus as liulispeniihlc.
definitely otonili'd his leave, subject
to the call of the sccictary of state,
whenever circumstances may necessi
tate his leturn.
Diplomacy appo.us to have exhaust
ed itself at Constantinople, the sultan
having ptomised to pay the indemnity
claims, amounting to some g'.HUMd,
illicit piomise was again renewed
piior to Mr. Minns' departure and al
though sKteeii months have elap-od
since the piomise was llrst made, that
promise still icmaius iiufullilled. What
action the government will now take
to enfoico tlie sultan's promise is not
tlHluitcl, known. hu as tho situation
is critical, it may losiilt in Secretary
1 1 ii V sending tlio TtttUish minister at
Washington ills passports. The iptes-
turn involved between tlie two coun
tries is no longer one testiiijr upon
disputed points of Intcrtr'lional law.
but upon tlie sultan's broken faith.
NOT AS BAD AS PICTURED
Nn Drill lit Iti'Mill I'roiii Hit' Kiiiikmm
I1U Litter to the .liulce.
"Will you please, mill, leinmo know,"
wrote a colored prisoner to the Judge,
"des w'en my case'll come up fer con
wlctlon? 1 been in Jail, sub, 'bout
eight months ez do crow lly, on I hcz
a sorter restless feelln' er wnntln tor
Know des w'en my conwlctlon'll conio
off. I writes ills, sub, kaze I feels it
In my J'lnts dat tie spring season Is
eornln' on, on lilt come ter mo dat you
might go llshln' en fergit do tlmo fer
my conwlction. Do. ef you please, suh,
keep me In niin', en do by mo ez you
spools ter bo did by." Atlanta Constitution.
Tollte Chinamen consider It n breach
of etiquette to wear spectacles In company.
Even before tho coming of tho time
appointed, Just as tho moon was com
ing up behind tho distant horizon,
Adlna made his silent way Into tho
garden of .lephthnh's house, and stood
and waited, Tho hour of moonrlso was
Just what it hud been two months be
fore, on tho night of their parting here,
nnd in his ears wero tho same sounds
of the babbling brook and of tho doves
in their house near by. Up nnd down
tho young mnn paced, his thumbs
thrust Into the belt wherewith his
white tunic was hold in place, and his
whole body tense nnd strained with tho
mightiness of his hardly mastered ex
citement. A light glimmered in tho
room of Jephthah, and on this ho kept
his gaze, until presently It becamo In a
moment softly shaded, as If to screen
the eyes of one who slept. Namarah,
indeed, had soothed her father Into a
gentle slumber, and when It was known
unto her that ho slept sho stepped forth
into tho garden.
Sho had even refreshed her from her
Journey and clothed herself In snow-
whlto garments, perfumed with myrrh
nnd franklncenso, In which sho moved
softly down tho gnrden walks to moot
him whom her soul did love. Tho
grasses of summer bent beneath tho
soft pressure of her foot, and tho vines
divided themselves at tho light touches
of her hands. Tho trees nbovo her were
ns tho wall of her temple of love, and
tho moon pierced through to light It.
Adlna stood and waited In tho spot
mndo sacred to them by tho early
dawnlngs, as well as by tho fruition of
their love; nnd as tho maiden, fair and
white ns It made of tho rays of tho
moonlight, moved softly townrd him,
he stretched out his two arms. Sho
enmo to thorn with full glndness and
nssurancc, ns ono of her white doves,
after long wandering, cometh home.
And Adlna spake no word; only ho
drew her to him, as though ho would
never lose her ngaln. As sho rested
so, feeling against her heart tho full
throb of his, whllo that his closo clasp
tightened and his breath camo quick, It
seemed to her a moment of such rap
turo thnt tho thought of her heart camo
forth In words, ns sho said, on tho
breath of a low-drawn sigh:
"I would that I could dlo oven now!"
And Adlna answered:
"And I with theo, that our souls
together might return to God who gavo
"It Is most sure," said Namarah,
enrnestly. "It mny not bo Biieh as wo
would choose or look for; hut Ho hath
heard that prayer of mlno and thlno
ON THE VELD I
A South African Love Story !'?
In the kitchen of
', . . ' ' t' !' ''..rf.J.tit!i.?fc.!'..'-
a Boer fnrm . at
Hnrrlsmlth two brothers, Paul ami
Hendrlck Hoopstad, sat In earnest con
versation. "Will you come, Hendrlck?"
"I cannot leave, Paul; there Is Eng
lish In our veins, and, besides, to Join
the commando ngalnst the British
would he taking up arms against tho
woman I love."
"The woman wo love, Hendrlck, for
God knows that I think of her every
minute of my life. You and I have
been all In all to each other over since
wo were born; but this mutual love for
Nancy Martin seems likely to divide
us. Even supposing we put our chances
to the test, if I win her you will hate
me, and If you wero successful my
thoughts would turn to you In anger.
Let us then take our rlflos, Join the
commando, and for the time forget her,
nnd perhaps when the war Is over one
of us may gain by deatli what tho
other could not give in llfo."
"I will not fight against the Eng
"Think well, Hendrlck. Nancy Mar
tin has been In England for the last
four years Is It not possible that sho
may have an English lover?"
"Wo are being enticed and threaten
ed Into a foolhardy war by tlioso who
havo their own ends to servo. I will
tako my rifle and fight, but it will bo
with tho English."
"Then, Hendrlck, wo must part,
though wo part in all affection. God
bless you, my brother, nnd tho woman
"Farewell, Paul, nnd God grant that
wo may not moot on tho battlefield."
Paul turned his horse toward New
castle, whllo Hendrlck rodo in the op
posite direction, with tho Intention of
making his way to John Martin's fnrm,
which lay on tho banks of tho Caladon
rlvor, between Basutol and Natal.
Hendrlck Hoopstnd'a lovo for Nan
cy, tho only daughter of John Martin,
of tho Caladon fnrm, wns the ono
thr.ight that engrossed his mind. Ho
loved her, and was willing to lay down
hla life for her without thought of re
ward. It might be as John had sug
gested, that Nancy had an English
lover: well, time would show, and
whatever happened ho would always
strive to ho worthy of her, nnd be will
ing to servo her In any way In his
In about threo hours he had sighted
John Martin's fnrm. Down the hill
Hendrlck let the reins drop on his
horse's neck and proceeded at a walk
ing pace. It was a calm, still even
ing, and tho horse's hoofs mudo no
sound on tho soft sand.
Reaching the orchard tho sound ol
voices fell upon his ear, and nlinosl
mechanically he stopped his horse and
listened. It was tho voice of Nancy
ho heard. And standing In his stir
rups he looked over tho brush growth.
Yes. Paul was right; she waB stand
ing beneath tho shade of a spreading
tree, a tall man, dressed in tho British
kharkl uniform, held hor In his arniB,
her head upon his shoulder and her
lips upturned to his.
"Tho time wns so long, Dick, I
thought you would never come."
"Did you, durllng? Well, I have
como at last, though I could wish a
more peaceful tlmo for visiting my
beautiful sweetheart. But when this
war Is over I will make you my
"My lovo for you, Dick, can never
change. Since I left you It has lived
on tho memory of those sweet hours
of delirious happiness when wo used
to sit together in tho sunshino and
plan the Joyful future when wo two
shall be always together."
The man on the horso heard tho
words that pierced his heart llko tho
stab of a dagger. For somo momonts
he sat llko a statue, his face grim nnd
set, and his eyes staring Into blank
ness. The steed moved forward of Its
own accord nnd wandered on for up
wards of an hour, whllo Its rider sat
wrestling with himself. Then, with a
slgii nnd a soli that nlmost choked him
ho gathered up tho reins and once
moro turned towards John Martin'
(To bo continued.)
The lain nnd wind storm in western
Kansas appears to have passed off
without having accomplished any toil
otis damage. Storms wero reported
fiom several localities, lint so far its
can be lcarueii. the damage was con
fined to the turning over of half a
doon small buildings. At Putnam
three buildings wore ilostroyoi! anil a
few cattle killed, and at lliir.ou two
buildings woie blown down. Tlie
telephone wires wore biokeu north of
Sedgwick t'ity, west to Hutchinson
anil telegraph olllees being closed, it
was Impossible to got word from the
storm direct. This led to wild rumors
of loss of life and heavy destruction of
HAS HIS ARM BLOWN OFF
DIstrctHlnj; Arililiint (n it lighter nt
A. It. Hoot, wlio is tlio traveling
representative of tho Modern Brother
hood of America, had his arm blown
olT by a shotgun at Stanton. Ilo was
with some friends at II. N. Way's liv
ery barn preparing to go hunting.
Stopping out of the olllco they left him
alone trying to remove the shells fiom
his gun, A report was hoard anil on
returning' they found him with his
ham! hanging to his left arm by a
shred of llcsli, the bono having been
blown away by the ehargo of shot.
Knot enlisted at tlie opening of tlie
Spanish war In the regular army and
served in an Infantry regiment and
participated in the Santiago campaign.
Aiulrcwn (looit UK Ai'i'i'pti.
Dr. K. llenjauiln Andrews will ac
cept the proffered chancclloishlp of
tlie university of Nebraska unless con
ditions which have not entered Into
his consideration present themselves.
He stated Tuesday night that be was
ftivoiable to the acceptance of the po
sition, but had not notified the regents
of the university of his decision, pre
ferring not to consider it final yet.
Dr. Andrews said his attitude was
forced by the state of his health.
EARLY HEARING IS URGED
Kriiliii-liy Con I i't Cnm-i Durkftril In
t tin Supreme Court,
Tlie eases Involving the Kentucky
goveruoiship have been docketed In
tlie I'nltod States supremo court. A
brief statement in which counsel for
both Taylor and Itcchliain joined was
(lied at the same time, asking for an
early hcai lug. In this ngteed state
ment it Is set forth that "both Taylor
and lleekhaui as governor, John Mar
shall as lieutenant-governor on the re
publican side, and I,. II. Carter as pres
ident pro tout of the somite ami Joint
11. t'astlcniau as adjutant general on
the democratic side are each and all
claiming tlio right to and are actually
attempting to e.Notclse the powers of
tlio respective olllees severally claimed
by them, thus piotlm-lug groat con
fusion in Kentucky, by leason of the
doubts as to which of the persons
named has the lawful right to exorcise
the authority peilaiiilug to tho several
olheors uaiiiod. all to the gteat Injury
and detriment of the people of the
"lly reason of those fact and others
which might bo enumerated, It is of
the utmost luipoitiiiiee to tlio people of
tho state of Kentucky that tlio ques
tion of i ighl to ollicc involved lu the
aforesaid litigation bo determined.
Tlio question of law Involved In said
causes ai o of very groat and grave in
terest and importance, involving' the
nature and extent of the powers of an
election contest tribunal and the pow
ers of tho Judiciary with relation
REGARDS IT AS AN INSULT
SihiiiInIi MlnMcr l(otllen to tilt- Ilewey
Mayor Harrison of Chicago received
from Duke D'Arcos, the Spanish min
ister at Washington, the followlir, re
ply to an invitation to attend the
Dowev celebration In Chicago:
Washington. D. C , April II. -Sir:
I return to you boiv Inclosed an invi
tation from the city of Chicago,
for tin- celebration of tlio second
aitiiivciMiiy of the battle of Manila,
which. I take it for granted lias been
sent to me by mistake, for it Is the
llrst discourtesy I havo met with since
I am in the I'liited Stales.
"It is Impossible for me to believe
that you have advisedly ashed mo. the
loprosentntivo of Spain, to go to your
city and rejoice with you on the de
struction of tlio Spanish ships and on
the (lentil of so inany brave sailors, my
compatriots. That would have been
simply an IumiH: ami as I do not do
servo it, anil it cannot have been your
intention. I am perfectly sure as I say,
that all tills is the result of an error.
"1 have the honor to remain, sir,
very tospcot fully yours. AKCOS."
In icply Mayor Harrison has written
tlio minister, explaining Hint the Invi
tation was sent through the careless
ness or ignorance of a clerk, anil ex
tending sincere apologies for the un
OUT THE SUSPECT
Mnn nml Waniiui Aerunril of I'dionlng
I'iM'ii i:ncli Oilier.
A somewhat dramntic scene wns en
acted In tlio Wlnolil poisoning enso nt
Cincinnati when Charles O. Wlnolil
and l'atha (Illicit wore brought fnco to
face lu the oflloe of the ehlef of police.
Wlnolil bad denied all knowledge of
the girl. She was not told that sho
was to confront him, but as soon h ho
came within her sight she Ix'camo very
much agitated and shrank from him.
When ho was seated Chief Dcltsch nib
dressed the girl, saying:
"You ate accused of poisoning tho
Wlnolil family. Did you do it'"
"I did not," she promptly replied.
"That man there," she, oxelnimed,
pointing at Wlnolil. and thus hliovrlii
that she iccognled him.
Wlnold's bond wastl.xed at 810,000.
APOLOGIZES FOR MAYOR.
.MlnlMti-r Ntorur i:pl:iln tlie ClilriiRO
The I'nited States minister. Bellamy
Storer, visited Premier Silvela at .Mad
rid and apologized for the action of
Mayor Harrison of Chicago, In send
ing an Invitation to tin- Duke d'Areos,
tlio Spanish minister nt Washington,
to attend the Dewey day celebration
Mr. Storer said his government re
gretted the incident, which was tlie
result of au error committed by a mu
nicipal clerk, and pioinlsed it would
not bo repeated.
Miller 1'oiiiu! (lullly.
William F. Miller of Franklin syndi
cate fame was found guilty hi the
county court of Kings county, N. Y.,
of grand larceny in the first degree for
talcing from Mrs. Katheriuo Mocsor
81,000 which she Invested in his .V.0
per cent scheme "to get rieli quick."
The prisoner was remanded for sen
tence n week from next Friday. His
counsel stated that the case would bo
Dentil In n Ti'iiuiiii'iit limine
A large tenement house occupied by
Italian and negro families near Itoek
point, Pa., was destroyed by fire and
four moil burned to death. Many oc
cupants escaped by jumping from the
windows. I lie cause of the fire is not
Injiirnl In Tnriuiilo.
Five persons were injured, one fa
tally, and considerable property was
damaged by a tornado that passed just
west of Concordia, Lafayette county
Missouri. Threo houses and half a
doen big barns were destroyed, stock
killed, and much other damage done
Will 'ink ii mi Oiiilnt;.
D, A. Campbell, the retiring clerk of
the supremo court, will remove from
Lincoln for tlie summer. With his
family he will spend the summer in
lluiiiUomti Winter (lift.
Easter gifts aggregating 330,000,
donated for the work of church ex
tension, were announced at York, Pa.,
by General Secretary II. II. Weber of
the board of church extension of the
general synod of tlie Evangelical Lu
theran church in America. These giftc
are in the shape of general loan funds,
just founded, and are to be used ex
clusively In tho territory west of the
Mrs. Dan HnfT, who lives on South
Sl.xtb street, Beatrice, Neb., near the
river bridge, was fatally burned by
the explosion of coal oil. Her daugh
ter had risen before the rest of tho
family and hud started a lire in the
kitchen stove. Mrs. Huff did not know
there was fire in the stove, and poured
oil therein to start up u lire. The ex
Au Unknown Aanulluiit.
At Eagle as Roll Freomaii was sit
ting by the table reading someone
hurled a big rock through tlie window
at hint, breaking the glass and tear
ing the curtain nvvuy. Luckily the
children were at church nnd no one
was hurt. This Is the second time in
three weeks that tills lins happened,
and.Mr. Freeman Is becoiuingalarmeil.
HoiiNK iiml UontriiU lliirmiil.
Tlio house occupied by W. (). Hall at
Norfolk was destroyed by fire with all
its contents. Mr. Hall had started a
cob lire and is supposed n defective fluu
was tlio cause. Loss on building 81, !i00;
contents, 8T07, all Insured.
i:iiItm nt Old Ai;u.
Edvvnrd Entvvistle, aged eighty-seven,
wlio ran with George Stephenson
on the llrst trip of Stephenson's Buck
et, in IH'.'ll, was initiated Into Do
Moines lodge No. 113, Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, on Sunday
last, lie was sixteen years old and an
apprentice in a Liverpool machine
shop when the first locomotive made
its trial trip. Stephenson had taken a
fancy to him and ho was taken ns au
assistant on the trip. Ho has been a
steamboat ami stationary engineer nil
his life until a few years ago, having
come to America when a young muu.
ANDREWS IN LINCOLN
Nolcil Kiliiiiitor Conn' ('iiiiltnl (Ml;
In l.nnk Criuoiil Out.
Dr. E. llenjauiln Andrews has nr
rived In Lincoln to consult with the
regents of tho state university and
survey the institution, whose chan
cellorship has been offered him. lie
will decide upon acceptance or rejec
tion of the proposition within a few
days. Some of his friends expect the
announcement to bo made at Lincoln
before bis return to Chicago. His vis
it In tho university Is regaidcd as In
dicative of a desire to accept the place.
MAN KILLED BY THE CARS
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A Gibbon, Neb., dispatch says: '1 lie
special train carrying tlio New York
Central railroad engineers struck n
man named John Foster ns it was
passing through Gibbon, breaking hi s
back and other bones, causing instant
deatli. lie had just got across tho
track when the side of tho engine
struck him, He. was about seventy
live years of age and an old settler in
Hurried Awny I'rom i Moll.
Sheriff Powers of Douglas county
took .lames Cornoy out of jail at South
Omaha, Nob., and boarded it train for
Lincoln, whore he placed his prisoner
in tlie penitentiary. The sheriff had
boon informed that a party was form
ing intent upon lynching Cornoy, n
Pole, who resided in South Omaha, n
boarder in tho home of Frank Vavriv
until his arrest Monday. The charge
Is criminal assault upon Vavrns little
(laughter. Cornoy Is n middle-aged
man. lie had been drinking.
Ar'il Hie llolliiiut.
The navy department has signed a
contract with the Holland Submarine
Torpedo Boat company for the adop
tion of some of their boats to the navy.
Bv the terms of the contract tlie gov
ernment pays Str.O.OOO for the Hoi
laud, It also agrees to pay S17.r,()0()
eaeb for any boats of the Holland type
it may purchase hereafter, providing
the bimts be similar in dimensions to
the new Holland, which will be larger
than the old one.
Monument for Tliiiiiftiui.
The body of the late Col. ltleliard V.
Thompson, which has rested In the
vault at Terre Haute, Ind., for some
time, was interred in the presence ol
the family and intimate friends. The
popular subscription for the erection ol
a inngnlflcont monument to the dent
statesman lit being rapidly augmented
HIicioIh Olrl mid Himself.
Gits Young, a prominent young mar
of Murphysboro, 111., shot and wound
cd Miss Kate Van Clooster and thei
blew out bis own brains. Noting wa
il ical estate man and the girl Is
member of one of the best families o
southern Illinois. Tho young lad
Ilnir the. Town NiiloniTKCd.
The Colorado river flood has no
renched Wharton, Tex., and half tl
town Is now under water. So fi
there has been only one casualty,
negro refuge being drowned In trylr
to roach the town. The people n
left the bottoms and flocked to tl
Aged Couplo Aiphyxlnted.
Cnrl E. Wiilstrom, fifty-five yen
old, and bis wife, Nellie, lifty-fo
years old, were found asphyxiated
gas in their homo in New York. Th
plugged the cracks under the door a
windows in the room and turned
tvyo gas jets.
t!lioken III Wife to Death.
Joe Strlnges hilled his wife by chi
lug her to deatli, and then commit
suicide, at Bakervllle, Ky. The cou
had been separated, anil Stringer li
called on his wife seeking a rec
Kill Her Defnraer.
At Alexander, Ark., Mrs. T. N. II
and shot and Instantly killed Will'
Conic, a member of a prominent fam
Mrs. Holland claims Cook defamed
i;ij;lit Illiuilreil 51 In urn Quit.
Eight hundred miners employee
the Temple coal company at Phlla
pliia, struck for au inerea.so of wa
Jury I.rmm to I'liilntlfT.
In tlie breach of promise suit
8300,000 brought by Miss Nelllo L
airninst President Samuel Strong
the Frciv Coinage and other Cri
Creek gold mining companies, the
at Colorado Springs, Colo,, awa
the plaintiff 850,000 damages.
Iteli'liiiinii Not AlilliiR liners.
United States Consul Hay, In ai
tervlew had at Pretoria, says that
report that Captain Heichman,
United States military attache,
ttcipated in the fight near Sannas
is absolutely falbo.
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