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Red Cloud Chief.
A seventh English steamer lins left
Flumo with a load of Hungarian horses
for the Hrltlsh In South Africa. The
4,500 animals tluiB shipped aro undcr
elood to ho fat and tender.
Teoplo who talk anxiously concern
ing the danger from automobiles
should remember that a great deal al
ways depends upon the man In chargo
of tho machinery, and that an Incom
petent Individual with n team of skit
tish horses can do quite ob much dam
age ns tho man who does not know
tiow to work the lovers of an automo
bile. Arbor lny Is the only holiday which
Bpeaks for tho future; all others cele
brate tho past. Yet even Arbor day be
gins to have n past. Eighteen yearn
ago, during tho first forestry congress
In this country, the children of Cincin
nati marched to Kdcn Park and planted
n young tree for each President. Wash
ington would bo prouder of his Cincin
nati oak thnn of his mythical cherry
tree; and Jackson would find his hick
ory harder to break down than waB tho
United States Hank.
Among tho most distinguished young
mon of foreign birth who aro now
studying In tho United Stntcs aro T.
and Y. Sung, the grandsons of LI Hung
Chang.thogrnnd old man of China. Tho
two young men nre 21 and IS years old
respectively, and arc said to differ from
their Illustrious grandfather In political
faith. They aro fully In sympathy
with tho Chlneso reform movement,
and will study Western civilization
with a view of applying tho lessons
they learn when they return to China.
Tho project for building a new fa
endo to tho cathedral of Milan, which
has been at tho point of execution for
fourteen years, Is receiving so much
opposition that It Is not Impnsslhlo
that It may bo abandon")!. The old
facado struck a discordant note, but
many of Its details were line. As tho
bequest which was to largoly pay tho
cost of the construction of the. facade
was to revert to tho great hospital
at Milan If tho construction was not
begun within a certain time, It is
probablo that the Milanese public will
not regard tho loss of a new facado a
A recent editorial on "Child Thrift
In Franco" has elicited tho pleasing
fact thnt In soveral American cities the
ichool children are systematically en
couraged to savo their pennies. Klsht
years ago a plan of saving, promoted
by tho Grand llaplds savings bank, wag
Introduced experimentally Into four
ichools. After twelve weeks' success
ful trial. It was taken up In all tho
ichools. Now tho savings bank has
icveral thousand child depositors,
wIiobo savings aggregato moro than
seventeen thousand dollars. There
aro now more than live hundred
ichools in tho country in which there
Is a similar system of saving.
Tho state of health of one of our two
lurvlvlng ex-Presidents was tho sub
ject of numerous newspaper para
graphs n few weeks ago. Neither of
tho two has yet reached the nverago
number of years attained by ex-Presl-rltnta
from Washington to Arthur.
"Washington's brief life nfter ho left
the presidency was longer than that of
Polk or of Aithur, for In the Juno fol
lowing the close of his chief magis
tracy Polk was dead, and Arthur sur
vived his retirement less than two
years. John Adams lived twenty-live
years ns ex-President, and his son,
John Qulncy Adams, showed for near
ly nineteen years how importantly n
former chief maglstrato may serve his
country. Van Huron and Fillmore sur
vived tho presidency twenty-one years;
Madlsoc, nineteen years; Jefferson and
Tyler, seventeen years; Pierce, twelve
years, and Hayes nearly as long.
Tho Kansas Supreme court In the
enso of tho Atchison, Topeka nnd
Santa Fo Hallway Company against
I. P. Campbell has handed down a de
cision holding tho act of tho legisla
ture requiring railroads to furnish frco
transportation to shippers of Hvo
Etock to bo unconstitutional. The
court was unanimous and Its decision
roverses both tho Appellate court and
tho, Sedgwick county district court.
Tho court BnyB: "This Is a depriva
tion of property without duo process of
law and denial of tho equal protection
of the laws, and Is, therefore, uncon
stitutional nnd void under the four
teenth amendment to tho constitu
tion." Tho railroads have furnished
snippers of ono car load free transpor
tation to market, the shippers paying
their faro home. For two car loads or
more tho shipper Is carried frco both
ways. This la tho rule which has been
observed for years and Is now in force.
The populist legislature of 1897 pnssed
the law declared unconstitutional, ii
provided that shippers of ono car loao
should bo carried free both ways.
Senator Depow estimates thnt "fully
one-half of all charitable efforts are
productive of more harm than good.
They Increase pauperism, and encour
ngo paupore to remain paupers. Tho
worst form that charity can tako is
when It pauperizes tho recipient." The
estimate of one-half of nil charity
being evil may seem startling; possi
bly It Is exaggerated. If true It Is still
no argument against a continuance of
chnrjtablo effort. No less benevolence,
but moro discretion in manifesting It,
Is the rule suggested. Tho charity that
tncourages uelf-help Is always good,
Decides in Favor of U, of N.
MTIflES CHICAGO SCHOOL TRUSTEES
Informs Them That He Will Not tia a
Candidate for Ke-Klecllon and Ask
Leave of Absence Will Come to
Lincoln In September.
A special from Chicago says: Dr. F
Itcnjamln Andrews has aeeepteil tho
chancellorship of the university of
Nebraska. He has not resigned his
position as superintendent of the pub
lic schools, but will withdraw from
active participation In the position
May t, under leave of absence. He
notified the board of education that he
would not be a candidate for re-election.
Dr. Andrews asked for a leave of ab
sence cxtendlnir to the close of his
term, without salary. The members
of the board of education voted him
the leave with salary. Ills letter was
laid before the body at tho opening of
the session. It read as follows:
"I have been elected ehuncellor of
the university of Nebraska, and mean
ing to assume sattl duties after the
close of my present term of service
with the boaid, I hereby respectfully
notify yoti that I am not and shall not
be a candidate for re-election as super
intendeii of schools. Furthermore,
the condition of my hualth and eye
sight constrains mo to request a leave
of absence, without salary, for the
entire months of May and June, if
possible, and if this Is too much, for
such and us large parts of these
months as possiblo."
Trustee Ilreuau moved the granting'
of the leave of absence with salary
and the appointment of a committee
to prepare suitable resolutions on the
dissolving of the relations. The mo
tion was carried unanimously and
"There is nothing to bay about tho
matter," said Dr. Andrews. "I have
accepted a position that I consider
more congenial to my tastes. As to
my work in Chicago, I do not earo to
go li.to any elaboration. I have noth
ing personally against the members of
the board or the city authorities. Some
criticisms of mine on this line have
perverted into criticism of persons.
This is unjust and unwarranted. The
worst defect in our school administra
tion is rooted In the faults of the mu
nicipal syitcm and not in personal
faults. This rickety articulation be
tween the school system and the gen
ernl municipal soliemo often has been
pointed out nml is deplored generally.
"1 am going to take a rest during
my leave of absence. I shall begin my
work in Nebraska about September. I
shall spend the summer either in Ku
rope or on some New England farm."
UNIVERSITY CLUB BANQUET
Alumni Members lit Chlcugo Wilt Have
The second annual banquet of the
Nebraska University Club of Chicago,
the local association of graduates of
the I'liiversity of Nebraska, will be
held April L'l at the Victoria hotel in
Chicago. Aeting-Chancollor C. E.
Hessoywill be present, and talk on
"Tho University of Nebraska Its
Past and Its Future."
l'iKilliiill Couch Knot by Negro.
Edward Atkins, coach of the Smith
academy football and baseball teams,
was shot after a desperate struggle
with a negro highwayman at an early
hour in the fashionable west end of St.
Louis. As Mr. Atkins fell the negro
abstracted a roll of bills containing 870
from his vest pocket and tied. The
wound Is not considered serious.
Further Time (irauted.
The senate committee on foreign re
lations has agreed to a favorable re
port on the convention between the
United States nnd Spain extending for
six months the tliru In which Spanish
residents of the Philippine Islands oan
elect whether they will remain citizens
of Spain or become citizens of the
Mrs. Hull Dim.
Mrs. Dan Hull, the woman who wns
fatally burned by n coal oil explosion
t llratrirc, died after hours of excru
ciating agony. Mr. Hull's baud when
exumlncd was found to be in a bad
condition and Dr. Halrd says he thinks
it will have to be amputated. Mrs.
Hull's remains will bo buried in Cort
laud, where her parents reside.
1'litoU Wrrt llarred.
At Frankfort, Ky., Judge Cantrlll
ordered spectators searched for con
cealed weapons ns they entered the
court room to listen to the trial of Col
onel Colsou for killing Lieutenant
Scott. Deputy sheriffs stood at the
doors and allowed only unarmed per
sons to enter.
The Phlllpplno commissioners sailed
on the transport Hancock for Manila.
The Hancock will stop at Honolulu,
Yokohama and Hong Kong.
Court Martial for l'ettlt.
A dispatch from Manila announces
that Col. James Pettlt of tho Thirty
first volunteers at Zamboanga has
Wen court martUled for handing a
prisoner of war over to President
Medell of Znmboanga, who killed the
firUonor nt once without trial. Pettlt
s the ofllcer with whom Lieutenant
Colonel Webb C, Hayes, who recently
resigned, Is said to have quarreled,
owing to Pettlt's dickering with n
Morro dato for tho right to land troops
and compelling hlb men to ubmlt to
indignities from the natives.
A PECULIARLY SAD DEATH
Mr. C C. Pool Mnrrumhi to 1'neuniotila
Husband A linen t.
Mrs. C. C. Pool died at her homo In
Lincoln. SIih had been ill only one
week and her death came under pecu
liarly sad circumstances. Her hus
band is deputy state auditor. He left
homo last week to go to Sacramento,
Cal., hoping to relieve a pulmonary
complaint. He was vary week when
he left Lincoln, but stood the trip as
well as could have been expected.
After he had gone his wife became ill
with pneumonia. Her Illness was kept
from her husband, but on Monday she
became better and for the first time
her husband was apprised of her con
dition. Tuesday she grew worse rap
idly and died of heart failure. She
was thirty-three years old, and leaves
six children, the eldest being fourteen
years old, and the youngest only eight
months old. As Mr. Pool Is considered
to be in a very feeble condition his
friends have believed thnt his return
home Is not advisable.
MONEY TO FOUND COLLEGE
Mm. Klln Chrisman of Kama Leave
A special from Top'eka, Kan. , says
the will of Mrs. Bll.a Chrisman, who
died in Topeka recently, has been filed
In the probate court. It bequeaths
the greater part of a fortune estimated
at S'.'.'iO.OOO for the founding of the
university of Topeka.
The bequest is contingent on the
Methodist churches of Kansas raising
an equal amount within ten years.
Mrs. Chrisman also leaves SIS, 000 cash
to the. Ohio Wcsleyan university, 8.1, -000
for a new parsonage for the First
Methodist church of Topeka and $;i,
000 to the woman's missionary society.
The will provides that Hev. A. S. Km
bree, her former pastor, shall be ad
ministrator of the estate at a salary of
85,000 per year.
NOT SUBJECT TO SERVICE
Discharged Soldier Object to Doing
Work on Ship.
The transport Tartar, which has
just been released from quarantine at
San Francisco. Is to be turned over to
its owners by the government. When
the Tartar was a few days out from
Manila the thirty-seven discharged
soldiers.who were being brought home,
were given various tasks to do by
Quartermaster Captain Davis, but the
soldiers rebelled, and claimed that,
having1 been discharged, they were
traveling as ordinary citi.ens. On tho
vessel's arrival here the matter was
submitted to General Shafter, who has
decided that the men were in no way
amenable to the army regulations and
should be released when the vessel
MAY HAVE SERIOUSRESULT
TurkUli I'orte InnlsU on Higher Tariff
Duller Power Object.
The porte has, according to a Con
stantinople dispatch, replied to tho
third of the collective notes of tho
powers on the subject of an Increase
of 3 per cent In duty. The reply an
nounces that it is the intention
of the government to adhere to the
plan of increasing the duties on ac
count of the bad condition of Turkish
The nmbnssadors have decided to
issue another note to the porte, again
stating the objections to such an In
crease without a previous understand
ing with the powers.
The tenacity of the porte threatens
to have serious results
Smoky City Claim Klght to Christen
At a meeting of tho Pittsburg, Pa.,
chamber of commerce a resolution was
adopted petitioning Hon. John D.
Long, secretary of the navy, to give
the name of "Pittsburg" to one of the
new armored cruisers of war to be
constructed for the United States navy.
The reasons given for granting the
honor are that Pittsburg is the heart
of the greatest Iron and steel produc
ing interests in the world, has a pop
ulation of l.OOfl.UOl within a radius of
si.xty'iniles, according to the census of
ISiiO. and has a total ascertained ton
nage by water and rail of nenrly fit),
000,000 ton larger than any other city
in the world.
Vetvrnu to Take l.aml.
Veterans of the civil war from Illi
nois and Indiana met in Terre Haute,
I ml., and in n party lef"t for Taney
county, Mo., where they will register
and investigate the lands recently se
cured by reason of the government
grant to veterans of tho war. Forty
veterans were In tho patty, and if the
land shows traces of mineral wealth
a company will bo formed for their
Dlvltlenil From llroken Hunk.
Depositors of the defunct Commer
cial bank at Rising City, Neb., which
failed several years ago, were agree
ably surprised recently by the receipt
of an 8 per cent dividend. This Is tho
tirst dividend paid to depositors since,
the failure of the bunk, and It is un
derstood that it is to bo the last.
Taken to the Insane Asylum,
Frank Nellgh of West Point was
taken before the board of Insanity and
declared a lit subject for tho asylum
at Norfolk, to which place ho was
taken by Sheriff Phillips and his
Frank Jnquith, secretary of tho Des
Moines, la,, Sprlukllng company and
prominent in social and business
circles, was found dead with a bullet
hole over his heart. Despondoncy was
the causo assigned for tho suicide.
THE MARGIN (LOS
Matthew S, Quay Denied
Scat in Senate.
THE SENATORS STICK TO PRECEDENT.
Tim limit Vote. :i3 lo 32 Lifelong
Intimates A til In Turning lllm Donu
J'olltlr Pluy No PartStrong
Hon. M. S. (J nay w.is Tuesday re
fused u seat in the United States senate
on the appointment of the governor of
Pennsylvania on a vote of III to .'IS. The
entire time of the senate was
devoted to debate upon the question,
many of the greatest lawyers and ora
tors in the body dellverini.' speeches.
On the lloor of the senate was every
member of the body now in the city
and scores of members of the house of
representatives. The great throng lis
tened with deep attention to the bril
liant argument of Mr. Spooner in favor
of the seating of the former Pennsyl
vania senator and to the dramatic and
fiery eloquence of Mr. Daniels (Vn.),
who appealed to his colleagues to do
what, on his oatli as a senator, he
deemed right and vote to do justice to
him who was knocking at the senate
Senators throughout the chamber
eagerly followed the roll call, for all
knew the voto would be close. The
llrst sensation was caused by the fail
ure of Mr. Pettigrow of South Dakota
to answer to his name, although he
wits in iiis scat. When Mr. Vest's
name was called he voted "no" in a
clear, distinct voice, thus dashing the
last hope of the friends of Mr. Quay,
who hud expected confidently that the
distinguished Missourlan would vote
foi his long time personal friend. In
perfect silence It was announced that
the .senate had denied to Mr. Quay the
scat which lie has sought for some
MUST REDUCE RATE OF FARE
Supremo Court of Michigan Decides
The Michigan supreme court In a
Milt against the Wabash railway by
State Railroad Commissioner Osborne,
decided that carrying baggage, express
and mail is legally a part of the earn
ing power of passenger trains and that
on the company's reports of earnings.
made to the commissioner for the year
lb'JS, it must reduce its passenger fares
from : cents to :., cents per mile in
Michigan. The sliding scale law which
passed the legislature in 1SW provides
that the compensation of railroads for
transporting passengers, the earnings
of whose passenger trains were over
SS.000 and less than S.1,000 per mile,
should be I."., cents per mile.
The company contended that the law
covered passenger fares alone, and
that the statute was void, being a state
regulation of interstate commerce.
Three Wilroi Hushies Itiilldlug anil
Their Contents tlurn.
W. II. Treasure's merchandise store,
Harry Porter's restaurant and confec
tionery store and (icorgc llcls.'s drug
store at Wilcox, Neb., were consumed
by tire. The lire started in Itcts's drug
store and was soon communicated to
the other buildings adjoining it.
Mr. Treasure's stock and buildinjr
were wortli about ten or eleven thou
sand dollars, with about Sn."i00 insur
ance. Harry Porter's loss was 81.000
with 8700 insurance. The building
was owned by Oscar llrown, worth
nbout 8700, with 8 100 insurance. t!tn.
Hot, had a light Insurance on his stock.
The amount could not be learned. Os
car llrown also owned this building,
which was worth about 8000, with
S'100 insurance. The origin of the lire
Maine Kenehes Southampton.
The hospital ship Maine lias arrived
at Southampton, Fug., from South
Africa. A small group of friends of
those on hosrd awaited her arrival anil
vigorously waved their hands and
handkerchiefs as they recognised Lady
Randolph Churchill on the deck of
the steamer. Lady Randolph, who
was in the best of health, wore a blue
serge dress and straw sailor hat with
a ribbon inscribed "A. II. S. Maine."
(American hospital ship Maine.) Im
mediately after the vessel was moored
the olllcers boarded the Maine and
within an hour all ths wounded men
were removed in ambulances and
placed on board a train bound for
Mr. Pool's Condition.
Deputy Auditor C. C. Pool has writ
ten to his friends in Lincoln that he
believes ills health has Improved slight
ly since his arrival at Sacramento, Cal.
He feels somewhat stronger, but says
he has not been there long enough to
make sure of his condition.
Adam J Iturke, an Albany, N. Y.,
bhoe merchant, has disappeared and
the sheriff has seised his store, llurke's
liabilities are said to be SHO.OOI) in ex
cess of the value of the stock.
School llomU llefeated.
An election was held at Wayne to
ote on a proposition to bowl the dis
trict for tho sum of 81,000 to erect a
school building. The contest was quite
an Interesting one, about eighty ladles
voting, The bonds were defeated by a
majority of twenty-live.
Hoy Crushed by Wagon.
Nathan, tho youngest son of John
Nelson, of Hlldreth, Neb., was run
over by a lumber wagon and sustnlned
injuries to his chest which aro liable
to prove fatal.
TOUR OF AUTOMOBILES
One Siln rt I'll Through I'liglund anil Scot
Inml to I'duiale .lohn Hull,
Eighty automobiles, carrying be
tween son and lion persons. started from
Hyde Path corner. London. Monday,
for a 1.000 mile tour of England and
Scotland. Thousands of people assem
bled to witness the strange looking
procession. The procession extended
over eight blocks. A. J. Steele, a well
known automobile enthusiast, said:
"This tout is intended ns an object les
on to (ticai ISritnin. We want our
people to get out of their trance as far
as the automobile proposition Is con
cerned. America is ahead of us and
the continent laughs at us. We want
to redeem ourselves. The tour Is in
no sense a race. It Is merely a parade
for the education of the people and a
demonstration of how successful auto
mobiles may Ik1 for long distances on
all sorts of roads."
MAY HAVE TO STEP IN
Drents on Panama Isthmus that May
The caoture of Hocas Del Toro and
threatened attnek on Colon may com
pel forcible intervention by the gov
ernment of the United States topic
serve the "perfect neutrality' of the
isthmus, guaranteed by the United
States lu the treaty of IS HI.
A treaty exists between the United
States and Colombia by which, in ex
change for certain concessions made to
the United States, this country guar
anteed "positively and elllcaciously"
the "perfect neutrality of the isthmus
of Panama,'' and aKo guaranteed the
rights of sovereignty and property of
the republic of Colombia in and over
the territory of the isthmus as included
within the borders of the department
STEEL MILLS SHUT DOWN
I't'ileriil Steel Ciinipiny Throws 700
Men Out or Work.
Operations have been suspended at
the Tluee Rod mills of the Illinois
Steel company in Juliet. III. Met ween
ilOO and TOO men were thrown out of
It Is rumored that the entire Illinois
Steel plant which is controlled by the
Federal Steel company, will shortly be
Sumner lit Port Silil.
The United States transport Sumner
has arrived at Port Said, Egypt. The
Sumner left New York March 111 and
is bound for Manila. It carries 7'JS en
listed men, under command of Major
Wirt Davis, sixty commissioned officers
and four nurses for the hospitals in
Manila. Theie ii a large amount of
money in the strong box of the vessel
for paying the United States troops in
the far east.
Tragedy In I'hlhulelplihi.
Mrs. I.illie Kuhu, wife of former
State Senator William Kuhn of Rich
mond. Vn., was found In the side yard
of a boarding house in Sixteenth
street. Philadelphia, with her head
and face badly lacerated, one leg
bioken and her body badly bruised.
She was removed to St. Joseph hos
pital, where her husband, with his
throat badly cut was also sent under
the guard of two policemen.
Itrudley Ask tin Appeal.
Ex-Governor W. (). Itradley, repre
senting the republican minor state of
ficials, Tuesday prayed an appeal to
the court of appeals from the judge
ment of ouster rendered by Judge Can
trill last week. The appeal was prayed
as to all cases except that of llrcchin
ridge against Pratt. Mr. Pratt, the
lepulillcan contestant for attorney
general, did not ask for an appeal.
I loot! Situation Had.
The Hood situation around Mobile,
Ala., shows a more desperate condition
and the loss Is growing greater. The
Louisville fc Nashville railroad, which
has heretofore been free from any
damage and has been hauling the
freight and passengers of the Illinois
Central, Northwestern and Mobile fc
Ohio railroads for the past six days, is
now a sufferer also.
More Demands for Keller.
The viceroy of India, Lord Curson,
wires that the recent rainstorms have
not Improved the situation; that the
demands for relief are increasing, but
that the arrangements for relief arc
equal to the Increasing strain.
Tanner Hangs Himself.
John Rudolph, a middle aged fnrmer
who has been living on the Ritchie
arm live miles south of Papllllon, Neb.
hung himself in his granary, Rudolph
has been farming for the past five
years. It Is supposed he was Insane.
Not Allowed to Land
Immigration Commissioner North at
San Francisco, denied landing to
twenty-one of the Japanese who ar
rived on the steamer Nippon Maru two
weeks ago, on the ground that thev
are contract laborers.
No UeMcf for Carter.
The supreme court of the United
States on Tuesday last refused to
grant a writ of certiorari in the case of
Oberlin M. Carter, convicted by court
martial for irregularities while in
charge of engineer works in Georgia
Would Murder Many.
At Terre Haute, Ind., George Cowell.
aged 50, shot Annie Hartley, It years
old, and she will die. After throwing
off the girl's mother, who grappled
with him, Cowell went lo the farm
where Fliner Pierce was at work and
shot at him. Pierce csenped. Cowell
then took to the words and a posse Is
Massarre Chinese Catholic,
Members of the "Itoxers" massa
cred! many Chinese Catholics nenr Pao
Ting Fu, in the province of Po Chi LI,
south west of Tien Tsln.
HANG DEAD BODY TO A TREE
Negro Shot to Ilcntli nml Then StruiiB
L'p liy n Mob.
News has reached llluclleld, W Vn.,
that on Wednesday at Tnowcll, twen
ty miles west, John Peters, colored,
assaulted Miss Katie Ritchie, a while
girl sixteen years of age, and escaped,
llloodliounds were used and he was
captured and brought to jail. Shortly
after midnight mnsked men stormed
the jail and secured the negro, who
confessed. A rope was placed around
his neck and he was dragged "00 yards
toward tho woods, llullct after bullet
was tired Into Peters' body while he,
wns being dragged nnd before the
woods were reached he was dead. The
body was then hanged to a tree.
DYNAMITE WORKS BLOW UP
Three Men Killed by an Kxploslon lu
A Hay City, Midi., dispatch of April
21 says: The packing house of tho
Ajax dynamite works, nenr the village
of Kawkawlln. this county, wns blown
up yesterday, killing three men. The
bodies were torn to shreds, only
enough being found to till a bushel
basket. Great trees were uprooted
or torn to splinters nnd houses anil
stores in Kawkawlln were wrecked by
the force of the explosion.
Loses night Leg.
Louis Swort, a market gardener,
who lives near Gibson, Neb., attempt
ed to board a train near His home nnd
was thrown under the wheels. His
right leg was cut olT below the knee
Wonnin Wiitehes Kxecutlnn,
A special from Cairo. 111., says: Riley
Powell, the negro who murdered El
mo Erie, city marshal of Charleston,
Mo., on October II, 18!'.i.was hanged in
Cairo in the prence of about 100 spec
tators. The widow and children of
the murdered man saw the execution
from an upper window of tho court
Must Appeal to tho Toilers.
At a meeting of the volksraad of the
Orange Free State at Kroonstad, Pres
ident Stcyn denounced Lord Roberts'
proclamation as "treachery," and de
clared that as Grert Britain's object
"was their destruction, their last hope
was to appeal to the civilised poweir
Hoy SliontH Himself.
A boy named Joseph Wells, living
in Pennington county, South Dakota,
accidentally shot himself fatally with
a shotgun. He had stopped to talk
with another boy In the Held. His gun
slipped from the plow and was dis
charged. A portion of the boy's head
was blown awav.
To Kulse HI, OOO.
Mayor Moores of Omaha has Issued
a proclamation to the people of Omaha
asking them to contribute to the fund
now being raised for the famine suf
ferers of India. Omaha has been
nsked to contribute 51,000 as her hhare
of Nebraska's apportionment.
Murdered by Itobber.
John Tnggart was murdered in Ash
land, Wis., Friday night, his body car
ried to a high bridge and thrown into
a ravine. Olllcers have chased an un
known negro tramp into the forests
north of Ashland, and mav capture
him. Robbery was the motive.
I. lies With Ilrokon Neck.
Frank Nicholl, an acrobat, who
broke his neck while performing at a
New York theatre, is improving and
nn operation will probably be per
formed. He is conscious and able to
Itreak (.round for Opera House.
Ground was broken at Plattsmouth
foe the new Parmelec opera house.
The structure Is to be one of the finest
in the state, and will cost S.10,00U, and
be just what the city has long needed
The farmhouse occupied by N. P.
Nelson, about two and a half miles.
from Osceola, was burned to tho
ground. The lire was caused by a de
fective flue. The loss will be about
$700.. It was insured.
Taylor Not Yet Indicted.
When tho orders of the circuit court
were read at Fraukfort, Ky., all
names announced ns having been in
dicted were rend by the clerk. The
name of Governor W. S. Taylor was
White Chunges Ills Mind.
After the Nebraska City election,
Thomas N. White, who was elected to
the city council, refused to qualify, but
later changed his mind, filed his bond
with the city clerk and took the oath
Negro Hanged by a Mob.
Advices from ISolton, Miss., state
that Henry McAfee, a negro, accused
of an attempted nssnult upon a Mrs.
Saunders, near llrownvllle, Miss., was
hanged by n mob in front of the
Hrowhvillo school house.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Captain Dreyfus is living at Geneva,
Eight thousand miners have gone on
a strike near Santnnndor, Spain.
Moro men are reporting for work nt
tho Croton dam canal. The Italian
btrikers are. tpiieUo
At tho session of tho Amcricnn acad
emy of political and social science nd
dresses on leading topics were mndo by
James H. Dill, .Hon. John Wnnnmaker
and Senator Aldrich.
fiia of tho seven men who partici
pated in the riot at liellevillc, 111., re
sulting In tho death of Sheriff liar
nickol, were found guilty and were
given penltentlnry sentences ranging
from eighteen years down,
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