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(AUGHT INA BINDER
Accident on Farm Near Ash
land Costing a Life,
BOY FALLS IN FRONT OF A SICKLE.
Ann nml I.cfj C'nl OIT mitt ltccovery
Impossible Albion .Mini litllt
From liny Mow nml llreuki
A shocking accident nconrriMl at the
fttrtn of Mr. nml Mrs. Melvin Freder
ick, alHiut seven nilK's northwest of
Ashlimil. The little son of Mr. Fred
erick was riding the lend team on a
hinder when he fell or was thrown olV.
There wns nothing to control or stop
thu horseH mid the binder was dragged
over the little fellow cutting oil' an arm
and leg. Hvorything possible was done
to save his life, hut he died later.
Neck llroken l it I'ull.
A sad accident occurred at Albion.
Neb., whereby 1). K. 1'ittenger, a
jiromlnent young farmer living east of
the town, lost his life, lie withotli
ers were mowing away liny when In
some manner he fell from the mow, ;i
distance of about eight feet, breaking
his neck. The deceased had only been
married about a year.
THIRD PARTY NOMINEES
l'rohlliltldiilHtH Nominate it I'ull htnla
At their state convention last Friday
morning, the prohibitionists nomi
nated the following ticket:
ti'overnor L. O. .loncs, Lincoln.
Lieutenant (Jovernor Charles 1'.
Lnwson, Suutce agency.
Secretary of state D. L. Whitney
Treasurer 0. C. Crowell. Illnir.
Lund commissioner Frastus I lick
Auditor Wilson Itrody, Holt county
Attorney (Seneral I). M. Strong.
Superintendent of schools Hartley
leucine IJooi Through llriilK.
L. It. I In 'ley started to cross tho
Loup river bridge, near Lexington,
Neb., with his steam traction englmi
and tender. When within a short dis
tance of the south end of the bridgu
n span of thirty feet gave way,
precipitating into the water fifteen
feet below the engine, tender and Mr.
llndley's son. The engine was badl
smashed to nieces, while young llml-
ley was slightly scalded on the face
neck and breast and had one ankl
.Milliliter Wu Actlwi.
The Chinese minister, Mr. Wu. has
undertaken to get through u cipher
cable message from Secretary Hay to
United States minister Conger at Pe
kin and to have the answer brought
back if Mr. Conger is alive. The mes
sage was prepared by Secretary Hay
and its contents are unknown to any
one save him. It was sent to Shanghai
with explicit instructions from Minis
ter Wu to spare no etVorts or expense
to get it into the hands of Mr. Conger.
Still In Ktmpcnxe.
The scanty cable dispatches received
luly 0, add ' nothing to the knowledge
of the Chinese situation.
It is positively stated from Canton
that LI Hung Chang will remain them
until the allied troops have defeated
I'rince Tuan's forces, and will then go
north to lend his powerful aid in ar
ranging terms of peace, co-operating
with I'rince Ching, Yung Lu and tho
othut- pro-foreign viceroys.
JliiniN tn Dentil In Stttlilc
Six coal and ice storehouses, three
stables, a frame dwelling, a number of
outbuildings and six Pennsylvania
freight cars were destroyed by fire nt
Sewiekley, n suburb of Pittsburg, Pa.
Samuel Woods, a stable man, was
burned to death, and eight horses were
cremated. Loss, 8MU00.
At Loralno, Kan., two masked bur
ghrs attempted to enter the 'Friscc
depot. They fired through tho win
dow at the night agent, who hid. They
then attacked the door, but the agent
got his gun and fired nt the despora
does. He wounded one and they re
treated. Arrhi-H With Bolter Supplli'in
The Steamer Quito arrived a Mom
bay duly with 8S0.000 and relief sup
plies for the famine sull'erers In India.
The vessel was chartered by the navy
department for the purpose.
Frank Cat eyson, a Pluttsmrrmh shoe
maker, and Mrs. Amanila Collins de
parted togother one evening last week.
:. . . ,, i ,.. -..I
Uiteyson leaves n wne mm .u
Huh a husband nml children.
Clnrk ltnwrll Mitrrlt-il.
Hon. Clark Howell of Atlanta, edi
tor of the Atlanta Constitution, was
married to Miss Annie Comor, daugh
ter of tho late Hugh M. Comer, presh
dent of the Central Georgia railway.
Chnln Work Ilurneil.
The Garland chain works at Rankin.
Pn., wero burned. Loss SJ100.000. Thu
llro was caused by tho explosion of a
tunic of cnemlcals. No one wns In
jured. Town of Mimx'll lliirneil.
The town of Maxwell, Indian Terri
tory, wns almost destroyed by llro ti
day Six stoics arc reported burned.
llurkoS. Hall of Lincoln his beer
Binned as an alternate uvdot to tin
Vc-ht Point aendouv-
FUSION STATE CONVENTION
Kt'tect St.ite oniro Nominee uuil l'redt
After two days the fusion state eon
venton held lu Lincoln agreed upon
the persons who were to fill the vari
ous state ollices. , The completed ticket
W. A. POYNTFR. Hoonc.
Lieutenant (Jovernor -
!:. A. OtLRFRT, York.
Scciotiiry of State
C. S. SVOUODA, Unwind.
THHODORF. GHK1SS, Clay.
S. II. HOWARD, Holt.
Attorney General -
W. I). OLDHAM. Huffulo.
P. J. OARF.Y, S.uuider.1.
C. F. HF.CK, Hurt.
Presidential Ivlcctnrs -
FRANK HANSOM. Omaha.
.1. II. GAUUKTT, Holdrege.
.1. II. FKLHFH, HartiiiRtou.
V. (I. SWAN. Teeumseli.
PF.TFR i:HHi:USON. St. Paul.
HOHF.UT OHKUFin.DFK, Sldnev.
L. M. WKNTK. Lincoln.
J. 11UGHICS, Schuyler.
President I'oruinlly Notllled TliHt II
Wim Nitiiicil Ht riillmlelphln.
Fiicler nu azure sky, with the sun
light glinting through the leafy trees,
with the banner of the republic draped
above him, William MeKinley wns to
day ofllcinlly notified of his second
nomination by the lepublicnn party
for the highest oflice in the civilized
world, Giottped about him were lead
ing men of his party, while surround
ing his Canton home, were friends
among whom he has lived for inoro
than thirty year-, together with vast
crowds from the surrounding towns of
Ills native state. The president was in
good form, and his reply to the notifi
cation committee was very frequently
THE 1900 ASSEMBLY.
Kimorthliina of the Stntn Will lluto a
The Nebraska F.pworth Assembly
meetings heretofore nehl have been
phenomenal successes. This year's pro
gram is much the strongest yet given.
It has been designated an "All Ameri
ca" program as it includes most promi
nent speakers of the north mid south.
On 0. A. It. day the principal addresses
will be given by Gon'l O. O. Howard
and (Scn'l John II. Gordon, two of tho
most prominent living generals of the
I'nion and Confederate 'irmics. llishop
John W. Hamilton, of the north, and
llishop Chns. It. Galloway, of the south,
will preach and lecture. Other nota
ble speakers will be Maud Hallington
llooth, Frank It. Roberson, A. W.
Hawks, tho famous humorist, Wilbur
P. Tliirkield and I). W. Potter. Mu
sical features will bo especially fine,
Prof. P. P. Rilhorn will be musicnl
director, Harold Jnrvis, the great
tenor, will be present four days, and
also the Arion Lady Quartet of Chicago.
A rare and nlcasing novelty will be the
'South African Hoy Choir," black boys
from the Transvaal, trained to sing in
Fngllsh as well as their native tongue.
The Lincoln Sanitarium, under the
supervision of Dr. Fverett, has gained
a wonderful reputation throughout
the west. The health-giving qualities
of the baths and skillful attending
physicians have performed sonic re
markable cures in rheumatism.
lloi-r Win u right.
Lord Roberts reports to the London
war office under date of July IS as fol
lows: The enemy succeeded in capturing
Nitral's Nek, which was garrisoned by
u squadron of Scott's Grays, with two
guns of the battery of the Royal artil
lery and five companies of thu Lincoln
The enemy attacked In superior num
bers at dawn nml, seizing tho hills
commanding the nek, brought a heavy
gun fire to bear on tho small garrison.
DroiviH'il In SitiiRiiuinu lllvor.
Louis Merker, a well-known resident
of Springfield, and William Dallmann
of Petersburg, wero out rowing on
Sangamon river, near Petersburg, 111.,
when tho boat struuk a stump and
capsized. Merker went down at onco
and Dallinan.an expertswlminer.,went
to his aid, and was pulled to tho bot
tom by Merker, botli being drowned.
The boilles were recovered. They nail
just engaged lu the saloon business.
A Solwnv. Minn., dispatch says: Lntc
reports from Red Luke sny that tho
blanket Indians aro congregating in
largo numbers and nn outbreak Is fear
ed. They have secured large quanti
ties of liquor and tho war danco Is
going on. White settlers are milking
preparations for a hlcgc. Indian Agent
Mercer hns gone to tho bcenc to pacify
Took All Their I'ORltloiM.
A Protorln dispatch says: Colonel
Million, reinforced by General French's
brigade, took nil the positions held by
the Hoers in tho neighborhood of Riet
fonteln. A number of Hour dend wero
found. Tho Dritlsh casualties were
llrlrt Up lJ Mimknil Mm.
About 1 o'clock Thursday morning
two bold masked men entered the
Missouri Pacific depot at Plnttsmonth
and shoving a revolver through tho
ticket window, ordyied Night Operator
Ilcckcr to "cough up." Ho permitted
them to enter tho office mid help them
bclvcs. IlOlllltl 'f ItllVollltltlll.
Mr. Pnlldo. tho Venezuelan charge
d'nflnlrs, enters an emphatic denial of
tho published statement that a new
revolution has broken out In Vcuu-r.uclu.
111 "T:r:r .i,",
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A (RY FOR REVENGE
Such a Feeling is Universal
A BELIEF THAT WORST IS YET TO (OMF
JFenr In London that I'l'rMnc III Hpreil
nml nil China Heroine Intotieil
Nn Dechirttlloii of Wirtijr tho
United Stitte -Other New
A London, July 17 dispatch says1 l'p
to tho hour, 3:33 a. in , no further new?
ha been received regaiiling the re
ported massacre at Pekln. from any
source, lu the house of commons Inst
e enlng, beyond nu admission that
thero was no ground for hoping that
the report was not true. William St.
John llroderlek. parliamentary secre
tary of the foreign olllce, had nothing
"Hevenge today, mourning tomor
row," is especially the universal cry
of Kuropo but It Is sorrowfully ad
mitted that there can be no revenge
today; nor perhaps, for many tomor
rows for the Incredible barbarities
that are reported to have marked the
last scenes with the legatlonsut IVkln
Nothing is clearer than that the uuti-
foreign conflagration Is rapidly pjr
moating even hitherto quiescent prov
inces and though it Is recognized that
every day leaves Pekln tn the power of
the mob Increases t lie perils mid dif
ficulties of the situation nothing comes
from the diplomats of Huropc to show
that the powers have, overcome the
jealousies, losnlllng in general ltupo
teney to which lomnionly ascribed
the sacrifice of the handful of women,
children nml men comprising the Inter
national colony In Pekln.
A Washington telegram says the de
cision of tho administration nt the end
of a most eventful day is that the
Fnlted States government is still not
nt war with the government of Chlnn.
The big happenings at Tien 'Ism,
coming on the top of the stories of the
Inst struggles at Pekin, have not af
fected tho attitude of the administra
tion on this point: the I'nited States
nml China me technically as peace.
Hut this statement should not be ac
cepted as Indicating a purpose on the
part of the Fnlted States government
to hold Its hand in the administration
of swift nud adequate punishment
upon the Chinese, without regard to
station, who may be responsible for
the outrages of the past few weeks. It
means simply that the government of
the Fnlted States feels that It can best
achieve that purpose by regarding the.
status officially as one of peace. To
hold otherwise would seriously cripple
the government in its elVorts to ob
tain satisfaction for the outrages the
Americans in China have suffered.
ai.i.ii:s srriT.it iti:vi:itsK.
Try to I'orco City Willi nml Jti'i-t with
Di'ulriirttvo Ken Winner.
At 3 o'clock Friday afternoon July
13, 7,000 of the allied troops were at
tempted to storm tho wall of Tien
Tsin. The attack began at daylight.
They were repulsed with great loss
mid had to retreat. Thu Chinese
on tho walls were estimated conserva
tively at 'JOJMK). They weie pouring a
terrific Jhnil of artillery, rifle and ma
chine gun fire upon the attackers. 1'ho
Americans, Japanese, Hrltish and
Frenchjtroops were attacking from the
west and the Russians from the east.
The Americans suffered terribly. As
the Associated press representative left
the field tho-chtcf surgeon of tho Ninth
Infantry said a conservative estimate
wus thut S3 per cent of the Americans
llml lo Kill WoiitiiUil.
Ineffectual attempts have been inndc
to conceal the horrible fact that Ad
miral Seymour was compelled to shoot
bis own wounded during tho recent
disastrous rotront of the Pelt in relief
expedition. All the wounded mid pris
oners who fell into the hands of thu
Chinese were frightfully tortured.
liny l)li of I.orkjuw.
A Pawnee City, Neb., July 10 special
says: Tho only son of R. It. Stevens of
this phtcc died on Saturday night un
der the most distressing circumstances.
Lnst Monday lie hurt his foot by step
ping on a najl, but it did not trouble
him mid he was around the house nud
on Frldny morning wns down town.
Frldnp evening his jaws became rigid
und set, which terminated in his death.
Ordered to Clilmt.
Tho depot biittallon of the Fiftieth
United States infantry, stationed at
Fort Sheridan, near Chicago, bus re
ceived orders to go to Chinu. Within
two weeks the other two bnttalionsof
tho regiment are expected from Cuba.
A week's rest will bo allowed thorn,
und then the entire regiment will start
Torimdo In Tout Town.
News wub received at Austin, Texas,
thnt n terrible tornado struck Llano,
Tex., a town of nhout S.OOO inhabitants.
The freight depot was demolished mid
fccvcral houses unroofed.
John Torruiicu Ill-ail.
John Torrance, an uctor, died at
Phoenix, Ariz., from sunstroke. Ho
wns 35 yenrn of no und hud been on
the t ago for thirty-five years. Tor
run co was a son of Mrs. Judith, well
known U theater-goers of tho lust
I.uccy lllrd l.utv In KfTccit.
Tho department of agriculture has
issued regulations for the proper exe
cution of the Lncey law for the protec
tion and Importation of birds. A cir
cular containing the regulations hns
ClrrmtMlitiiltiil "lory of the Murder nf
the ltuliin MlnUtcr.
A dispatch from St Petersburg says:
The cnr has received with great
emotion the dreadful details of tho
catastrophe at Pekln. Tears coursed
down his majesty's cheeks an he rend
the cablegram from Admiral AlexlclT,
at Port Arthur, confirming the horri
ble details of nvsnssiuntlou of M. de
(ilers, which ineiely lu form o! minora
bud Hlrrad leached Russin. The ad
miral declines that the Russian envoy
wns dragged through the stieetuby tho
noxors, iiisiiiieii, ticaten ami lorturca
mid oxen thrown into u grent kettle
mid boiled to dentil Then the remains
were tluow n to the dogs. While M.
de Gieis w as being disposed of the fa
natic mob danced around the caldron.
Madame de Giers. Admiral Alexieff's
advice declines, suffered a fate Morse
than dcatb it ml wns beaten nud tortur
ed with sharp sticks until lifn wns ex
tinct. The legation officials are said
to haw' been tortuied fiendishly, until
death elided their sufferings. M. dc
Criers and bis legation officials resisted
desperately nud his brave bodyguard
killed many of the attacking mob. In
the midst of his tortuies the envoy is
said to have lietoieally proclaimed his
fni tli in ChiNtlniilty, encouraged by
the wife, who so soon shared his mar
tyrdom. The Russian embassy at Washington
hns received no information of the
killing of the Russian minister at Pe
kln. The ollicialh do not discredit the
story, but say thnt the Russians me
under the -nine disadvantages as the
other powers in getting telegraphic
Information from Pekln. They think
that if this proves true it will entirely
and very seriously alter the whole sit
nation, CAEAPER GAS FOR INDIANA-
l'roecu lllirorrril l.rnM-uliig C'ntt of
Experiment with ptodueed gns by n
new process for the manufacture of
gns which have been in progress by the
Streeter glass factory of Torre lluute,
hid., for tlucc mouths have proven n
surprising success. The factory in the
first week had the best results. The
factory starts with forty blowers and
will increase its capacity within a few
weeks. The cost of producing the gns
is even cheaper than natuVnl gns in ills
boom days in the Indiana gas belt.
Deputy Auditor Pool llcnd.
C. C. Pool, deputy state auditor, died
Sunday morning at fl o'clock nt the
home of .State Auditor John F. Cornell.
Mr. Pool had been very low with a
pulmonary complaint for three mouths
and his death was not unexpected, yet
It cnine us a shock to all who knew
Mr. Pool survived his wife only three
mouths. Six children aro left to
mourn the loss of their parents. In
the spring Mr. Pool wns obliged to
stop work in his officii. He went to
California and a few days after his de
parture his wife died from an attack
of pneumonia. Mr. Pool's iicnlth con
tinued to fail after his wife's death
and ho determined to letnrn to Ne
braska for the purpose of looking nfter
the future of his children. He secured
good homes for them and finally passed
away peacefully. The evening before
he died he called lu his friends to bid
Work Ih 1'roKresnlui;.
Work Is progressing on the two new
buildings on tho campus of the state
university. The memorial hall is fin
ished up to tho eaves, mid tho window
frames for the great gables liavo Just
been put In place. The addition to
tho holler house is almost ready for
the roof. The now stack Is up about
fifteen feet from tho ground, This
stuck is furnished with mi inner core
of hard brick, surrounded by mi air
space. Tho interior diameter of this
great chimney is six mid n half feet.
Drouth U llrokru.
Nebraska wus visited Sunday by
heavy general showers, which assure
the best conditions possible for crops
over the stntc nt this season, Tho dry
period was beginning to tell und though
corn hud not really suffered, It wns
commencing to tassel out while unusu
ally short. A few more dnys of the
intense heat might huvu started the
drying-out pioecss so much feared.
This condition wus being nsslsted by
the hot south winds when the refresh
ing ruin cume.
1'nrced Into u Hint Comer.
Word from Senokul, Orange Itlver
Colony, says that General Rundle's
very rapid advance has, forced tho
Hooislulonn obliviously bad corner.
President Steyn is reported to have
given up nil hopo after tholossof lleth
lohom, and would have surrendered,
but General Dowel threatened to shoot
htm, nnd it is believed Stein was
Imprisoned in his own lunger.
ItlK Steel Hunt Cloned.
The big steel plant of the Federal
Steel company nt Loruiii, O., has been
closed, throwing 4,000 men out of em
ployment. It is announced that the
Hessemer plant will remain idle for
about two weeks for repairs, but the
blnst furnaces huvu been closed for an
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Fire nt Dimwit, I. T.,dcstroyed S100,
000 worth of property.
Ten thousand Christian F.ndoiivorera
aro in session at Loudon.
The firm of Lewis G. Tcwksbnry it
Co., Now York produoo exchange brok
ers, has failed.
The president hns issued an ofllclnl
proclamation on tho reciprocity agree
ment with Germany.
St. Louis citizens me demanding that
tho strikers and street car company
arbitrate their differences.
MY MAY BE ALIVE
Possibility That Ministers Arc
WERE STILL HOLDING OUT ON JULY 9
Tlru Tnlii In l on Allied Troop rup
ture Mulled I'll), Hut Victorious nt
M IVnr f ill font 'I olnl l.oMrt
SII0 Kilted or Vtoundrd.
A Washington, July I? dispatch says
n decidedly more hopeful feeling with
legurd to the Chinese situation wns ap
parent In all administration circles this
evening. The tide of sentiment which
had been remailteilly pessimistic turned
with the nnmiiiucement of the victory
of the nllies at Tien Tsin nml the cup
ture of the forts and unlive city nml
gathered further strength from Minis
ter Wit's cablegram declaring that the
for. ign ministers at Pekin were safe
Immediately nfter the president ar
rived fiom ( anton a cabinet meeting
was held. At the conclusion of the
session it was announced that the
president had determined that the
facts now known did not require or
justify calling an extra session of con
gress. This conclusion wus reached
after Secietary Long ami Secretary
Root had made a showing ns to the
force thut can bo thrown Into China
without the nutliorlration of addition
al troops by congress, and also the de
cidedly more hopeful feeling enter
tained by the president mid the mem
bers of his cabinet ns to the situation.
Should it become necessary, the pros!-
iient will not hesitate to act.
i.i:;atio.s WAIT. .llll.Y !.
rhlneic Mlnlntor lit WimhliiKton Clnlnifi
The Chinese minister bus received n
dispatch from the minister at Loudon
authenticated by SI g, tin; imperial
inspector of pjsts and telegraphs at
Shanghai, niul by two viceroys, declar
ing thnt tho foreigners lu IVkln were
sufe on July U, mid were receiving the
protection of the government. This is
two days after the reported massacre.
Minister Wu lias laid the message be
fore Secretary Hay. The message al..o
contains a plea to the powers not to
destroy the walled city of Tien Tsin.
It is feared, however, the city has al
ready been destroyed.
TII'.N THIN TAKIIN.
Allied Forcei Ititlly und CapturM
lirciit Witlleil City.
The allied troops resinned the at
tack upon the Chinese walled city of
lien 'Isln on the morning of July It
nnd succeeded in blenching tho walls
und capturing nil the forts,
Tho Chinese were completely routed
und the allies took possession of the
native city and its defenses.
The total losses of the allies in the
engagement of Thursday, Friday and
Saturday were about H0(l killed or
wounded. The casualties were great
est mining the Russian ami Japanese.
The American casualties In killed
nnd wounded are placed at S13. Tho
number is believed to bo exageruted.
HAS NO FEAROF VIOLENCE.
Itolullntlon AkiiIiihI Clilnino of IIiIh
A San Francisco special says: How
Yow, Chinee consul general, consi U-r.s
the rumors which have come from
Washington of a threatened uprise in
lids city against the Chinese as utter
ly groundless. "Never since the ad
ministration of my consulate," he said,
"have there been fewer eases of violence
against the Chinese. In fact, I fall
to recall u single case In any part of
tlje district within the last two months
thnt lu any way Indicates hostility to
my countrymen on account of the diffi
culties at home.
"We have every reason to feel satis
fled with the treatment we have re
ceived mid I can sec in the wise course
the Fnlted States is pursuing in the
pio -out crisis a far better understand
ing between the two nations than hns
runUlicH llrimiiy lliiilly.
llcrt Hastings, the proprietor of the
Diamond restaurant at Fremont, ut
tnclted und bent A. liordy, tho man
ager of a grocery store on lower Main
street nml Is now under bonds to stand
Irinl in the district court. Hordy, it is
ullcgeil, would not sell Hustings some
eggs when the hitter needed them in
his chop house, mid Inter tho discus
wlon wus taken up. Hustings is it largo
man, mid he punished Ids enemy badly,
cutting und bruising his fuco until
Jlordy bled bled profusely.
Col. I.Inciiiii Ilenil.
Colonel Kmmcrson II. Liscuiu Is re
ported to have been mortally wounded
ns lio wns walking in front of the
troops before the walls of Tien Tsin.
Major Regan nnd Captains Hookmillor,
Wilcox nnd Noyes arc among the
wounded. Tho marines' looses include
Cnptnin Davis killed und Hutler, Leon
md several others wounded. Officers
declared that It wus luitter than San
tiago. round Dead.
0. W, Kesslnger, a stranger who hns
worked one week ns a farm hand for
August Kcrkmnn, wus found dend in
bed nt thu hitter's home, five miles
northeast of Columbus, Neb. A cor
oner'b inquest wus held, the verdict
being thut heart disease was the cuiisu
of the death.
CmiKht Culler WiiIIh.
Seven persons were injured, ouo fa
tally, by falling wall in u fire caused
by lightning ut Michigan street und
Dearborn uventie, Chicago,
RAINS IMPROVE THE CROPS
Cmitnil nml IIitMtern Couiillc- del Mont
rnlverslty of Nebraskn Weather Re
port says: The daily mean tempera
ture of the week ending July I". bus
averaged nhout I degree above normal
in the eastern counties ami I degrees
in the western. The dully mnilmuin
temperature was above tit) degrirs tit
most stations on four days of the week,
and exceeded Hill degrees at nincy Mu
ttons on one or two days,
Hefore Sunday only a few light, sent
tered showers had occurred in the stale,
Sunday ami Monday a heavy geueiiil
rain fell in the central and eastern
counties, the amount at most plans
being between three mid six Inches
tn tlu western counties the tniiilnll
wus less from oue-liulf to mi im b mnl
Tut hot, dry weuthcr of the fiist
duysofthe week wns excellent for
harvesting und tliieshing, but ecced
Ingly unfavorable for corn. lu the
northern and extreme eastern count leu
the ground was moist enough to pre
vent much real damage to corn, but In'
most central, southern nml western
counties the curly-planted corn wns
seriously injured by the dry permit.
Much curly corn bus tasselcd, mid the
lute corn Is just coming Into nssel
Maying bus commenced, and tho crop
is light lu the central ami southern
counties. The heavy ruin the lust.
days of the week will Improve nil nop
.Ml Miililoon Deputy Stnlo Auditor.
Miss Mamie Muhloon has been ap
pointed depnty state auditor by Au
ditor Cornell. Miss Muhloon has set veil
as a member of the auditor's elciicnl
force since ho went Into olllce time
ami a half years ago. She is n sten
ographer, and In that eapa-lty anil tin
n clerk proved to be nn efficient nndtii
pable a'slstnnt. Her home Is in Lin
coln and her parents were mining the
curly settlers of Lnncuster niunty.
Mls't Muhloon bus been serving ns
deputy auditor for several months
since Deputy C C. Pool wus obliged to
leave the office on account of dcelinlng
health. Tlie salary of tills position in
SI, K00 a year, nnd Its responsibilities
lire great, as evidenced by the S.'O (Hit)
Will rurnldh Ten Tlintinunil.
Sixty thousand men for the mm eh
to Pekin, und twenty thousand iiioin
to keep open the lines of coininntiiin-
tion und If necessary to defend the
bases of operation at Tien Tsin mid
Tuku is the estimate of the number of
tioops that will be required in the
Chinese campaign. Fpon tli" but-i" of
these figures, which it is snid lire those
furnished by the coiuinnnilers ol the
allied foicesin China, tho United States
government will furnish between Ml.
000 and IS, 000 soldiers. This number
is thought by the officials to lie all t tint,
we. should furnish in the present emer
gency, lllilecu ll is more man was
estimated should bo our share, ns this
wus stated to ho nhout nn even 10 000.
Shot hy Mlii Hike.
R. Warren and a brother-ln-lnw w we
out hunting on White Rock creek om r
south of Hardy, the latter carrying a
slxtecn.shot IIS rllle. After n win e
they becuino separated and the man
wlththerilleshotntsoiuothing lhiouj h
the bushes, the bull striking the but k
of a heavy silver watch thiitWuiiiii
wus currying In u pocket of his shirt on
tho left side. Glancing from the
watch the ball embedded Itself lu tho
llesliy part of his arm; from which it
wus removed by a surgeon. Thu wntih
is all knocked to pieces.
Killed III n Collision.
Fnglneer Stewart Gronlngcr of Har
risburg, Pn., wus instantly killed and
his fireman, II. T. Criim, badly Injured
in a collision on the Pennsylvania inll
rtmd near Spruce Creek, between the
Cleveland v. Cincinnati west-bound ex
press, made up altogether of express
curs, und a wrecked freight tiuln.
There were no passengers on the ex
HiiKKy Struck hy Train.
While crossing the railroad truck in
driving to Clinton, III., in a buggy,
in a heavy rain, Miss Fva Finfrock and
her brothei', residing near Waynesville;
111., wore struck by an Illinois Central
train. They were brought on the train
to Clinton, where both died of their in
juries. Tliey had the buggy curtains
down nud a parasol held in front mid
did not seethe train.
I'olion In Their I'oi-knta.
The correspondent at Hcrltn, Ger
many, of the Associated Press, lias ic
cclvcd private information from Lon
don that a letter was received thoie
from Lady Claude, McDonald (wife of
the Hrltish ambassador nt Pekin), writ
ten when the situation was growing
threatening, saying that all the Indies
of the legation had supplied thciiuclviH
John Polt, living north of IIndnr,lost
two of his sons, aged ten nud fourteen,
in a fish pond where thu water wuh
about ten feet lu depth. Ho sent his
Ixiys to tho pasture for the cows, iml
the water having risen by reason nf
tho recent rain, the boys thought it
would bo a splendid opportunity to
tuku a swim.
(locn After the Company.
Attorney General Crow bus tiled In
thu Missouri stuto supreme court quo
warranto proceedings again bt the Ht.
Louis Transit company nnd the United
Railway company, asking that their
charter be revoked.
I'ntully (lorud hy n Dull.
The. body of Mlohuul Relnlngcr, hor
ribly gored by a bull, which, whcif the
corpse was discovered, wus still wildly
excited, wus found in a pen at tho
stock yards lu Chicago Relnlngcr wae
u watchman utthu stock yurdt..
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