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Red Cloud Chief.
Helen Hay, daughter of thn Hon.
John Hay, will noon publish a collec
tion of humorous child torso entltlotl
"The LUtlo Boy Hook."
Tho Hawaiian Islands In the Pacific,
recently a natlvo kingdom, now a ter
ritory of the United States, will appar
ently have the honor of bolng the first
country to establish the Marconi sys
tem of wireless teloaraphy on organ
Ir.od official lines. It Is to be tented
on a lnrjro scale, nnd If successful, It
will provide a much-needed means of
quick communication between the Is
land, for planters And merchant.
The United States produces more
honey than any other nation. Afc
long na JIO yraia uro the product wnn
16,000,000 pounds annually. Twenty
yearn ago It had risen to 25,(100,000
und ten years ago It was 05,000,000
poundH. At the present time Iowa pro
duces 9,000,000 po'unda of honey Annu
ally, nnd many atntna Including Cali
fornia, produce from 4,000,000 to 5,
100,000 pounds a year.
Tasmania's OliijitBe'echps. In Tas
mania nrn large forests of tho 'Austra
lian beorh, a -tree .which sometimes
ineusuics 30 feet or inorej, Jn circum
ference at the bono of tlTt, trunk. Tho
wood Is employed for purpoBen nlml
lnr to those served by tho beech wood
of northern forests, but It Is harder
and heavier, polished enslly, and Ib
yery lasting If not, exposed to the
Tho principal object of Mnltre La
borl's lecturing tour of tho United
States next winter. It Is said, is to re
cuperate his fortunes, destroyed beyond
lepalr In France by his connection with
tho Dreyfus rnsc. Not only did his
defense of the persecuted captain
brlns him no return for his services,
but lost for him his expenses, hi neg
lected clients, nnd any prospect of
professional success In the future on
account of the unpopularity of his
success In the "grnndo affaire."
It looks now as if New York's pet
mancnt naval arch may never bn built.
No contributions of any account have
been received since last April, and tho
whole matter Is practically at a stand
still. The original Intention was to
raise $1,000,000. This has been cut to
$600,000, and it Is doubtful If even bo
much will be subscribed. For the Inst
throo mouths there has not been
nough cash subscribed to pay ofllco
rent for the committee The amount
of tho subscription to date Is $197,
780.12 In cash und pledges, with a
great deal more In pledges than in
An agent of tho department of Agri
culture has just returned from tho Ha
ll lira desert, where he wont to secure
varieties of dnte palms for uso In
Arizona. It Is believed that tho dato
Industry In this country will somo tlmo
becomo very Important. In tho Sa
hara the dates grow In tho oases which
nre formed about wells of water. Slnco
tho French have occupied Algeria they
havo sunk many artesian wolls, about
which new oases havo sprung up, much
to the surprise of the nomads. It Is
a striking exhibition or tho Interde
pendence of the nations that tho old
Desert of Sahara Is nt last furnishing
material to help to complete the agri
cultural resources of this new and fer
Tho laBt public school In Hawaii In
which Instruction wns given In the
native tongue bus been closed, nnd
Kngllsh Is now tho official language
throughout tlm Islands. For more
than 50 yean, a dual system has been
maintained in court proceedings. All
accused persons having Hawaiian blood
In their veins had to be tried In tho
Hawullau lnnguugo, even although
they could speak English. In civil
eases v. hero ono of tho parties was of
native descent, tho Jury was halt Ha
waiian and half white. Tho territorial
net which made the islands United
Stntes territory provides that only
persons who can road, speak, write
und understand Kugllah aro eligible
for Jury duty.
Chicago Is congratulating Itsolf
nrd with good reason on tho Htendy
Improvement In the health of Its inhab
itants. Records kept by the board of
health ahow n constant decrease in tho
death rate during tho last twenty years,
particularly among chlldien. Out of
every thousand deaths during tho first
quarter of this twenty-year period, live
hundred nnd twenty-two wens those
of children under llvo years of age.
During tho last quarter the number
has boon only threo hundred nnd thirty-eight.
The gain Is. attributed to the
diligence of the board of health In
spreading a knowledge among tho
poorer people of tho best way of food
lng Infants during hot weather, nnd to
the establishment of day nurserles.stor
Hired milk dopots, floating hospitals,
und other admirable charities.
The Cuelph face was certainly not
In tho lato English poot laureate's
mind when ho created the phrase "tin
tiltcd like the petal of a llower," to
express a certain typo of feature.
Queen Victoria's faco, It might bo Im
agined, was sutllclcntly familiar to her
Biibjecta oven to thoso whoso souls
cannot rise out of the fog of art. It
Is, therefore, nmuslug to find that tho
artist who designed ono of tho stamps
of tho Mauritius gnvo hor majesty a
retrousso uoso. Was this Ignorance,
carelessness or preoccupation with tho
face of another lady?
TEXAS TOWN HORROR THE
WORST OF ITS KIND.
THE DISASTER IN NO WAY MAGNIFIED
COMMUNICATION HAD WITH
STREETS OF (ITY STREWN WITH DEAD
llunlly lliilillultlr limine Left HtnndliiK
lliilldhiR Turn to I'lrcc nr llnilly
l)mn(fnl Flood Itrcedrn l.rav
liiK Ini'h of Hllin--l,ro,ierlj
!.( Very f.ari;e.
A Houston. Sept. to, dispatch says:
The first reports from the appalling
disaster which has stricken the city of
Galveston do not seem to have been
magnified. Communication was had
with the Island city by bouts und re
ports received heie tonight indicate
that the ilcuth list will exceed 1.500,
while the property loss cannot be. es
timated, although It will icach several
millions of dollar.
Klchard Splllnne, a well known
newspaper man nnd day correspondent
of the Associated press In that city,
who readied Houston today after a
terrible experience, gives the follow
ing account of the disaster at Halves
ton: "One of the most awful tragedies of
modern times hns visited (lalveston.
The city Is In inlns, anil the loss will
probably number one thousand. I am
just from the city, having been com
missioned b'y the mayor anil cltl.ens'
committee to got in touch with the
outside world and appeal for help.
. The wreck of Galveston was
brought about by a tempest so terrible
that no words can adequately describe
Us Intensity, and by it flood which
turned the city into a raging sea.
"The storm begun at 2 o'clock Sat
urday morning. Previous to that a
(fi eat storm bad been raging In the
gulf, nnd tho tide was very high. The
wind at first came from the north and
was In direct opposition to the force
from the gulf. While the storm In the
gulf piled the water upon the beach
side of tho city, the north wind piled
the water from the bay on to the bay
part of the city.
"About noon It became evident the
city wns going to be visited with dis
aster, and tlie icsldents nlong the
beach sought refuge In higher portions
of the city.
"Hy 3 o'clock the waters of the gulf
and the bay met, nud nt dark the isl
and was submerged. The flooding of
the electric light plant and the gas
plant left the city In darkness. The
wind and waters rose stendlly from
dark until l:l!i o'clock Sunday morn
ing. During all this time the people
of Galveston were like rats In traps.
The highest portion of the city was
four or live feet under water, while in
the great mnjoiity of cases the streets
were submerged to a depth of ten
feet. To leuve a house was to drown.
To remain wus to court death in the
"The bay front'from end to end Is in
ruins, with nothing but piling und tho
wreck of gi cat warehouses. Tho ele
vators lost all their superworUs anil
their stocks are damnged by water.
"Nearly all the Industrial establish
ments of the city nre either wrecked or
crippled. The flood left a slime about
one Inch deep over the whole city, nml
unless fast progress Is made in burying
corpses und carcasses of animals there
Is danger of pestilence.
"A woman who had just given birth
to a child was carried from her home
to n house a block distant, the men
who were carrying her having to hold
b r high above their heads as the
water was live feet deep when she was
"Many stories w ere current of houses
fulling and inmates escaping. Clar
ence N. Ousley, editor of the livening
Tribune, hnd bis family and the fami
lies of two neighbors in his house
when the lower half crumbled nnd the
upper part slipped down Into the wa
ter. Not one in the home was hurt.
"It will take a week to tabulate the
dead and missing and to get anything
near the approximate Idea of the
monetary loss. It is safe to assume
that one-half of the property of the
city Is wiped out and that one-half of
the residents have to face absolute
ABLE TO CONVEY SOUND
Another I'uanllillllv for WlreleM Tis-
At a session of the physical science
Miction of the Hritish association for
the advancement of science, now in un
nnal session at llradfnrd, En p., Sir
William Henry Prcece, consulting en
gineer to the Itrltlsh postolllco, made
the Interesting announcement that as
a result of his experiments with wire
less telegraphy he had found It quite
possible to convey audible speech six
to elgh miles across the sea without
wires. He added that it was a practi
cal commercial system nnd might be
extended to communication between
ships and shore.
Wunii 11 Arriiiieil.
Mrs. Charles ICnhn of Delta has been
placed In the Keokuk county jail at
Slgourney, In., charged with the mur
der of her husband, whose death oc
curred at Delta. News of the affair
has just reached tho outside world.
Her husband made the dying state
ment that she did it.
Killed During Muiieiner.
During the Austrian military ma
neuvers on tho borders of Galicia und
Ilohemia, a big gun exploded, killing
four men outright and fatally wound
STATE FAIR EARNINGS.
Itetelpt Are HuRlilent to Vixj All Ki-
The ofllccrs of tho state bonnl of
agriculture have been busy malting n
statement with tho treasurer. Funds
were turned over that had been re
ceived nnd ti statement of the receipts
was mndc out. Omitting some mat
tets on tho statement left over from
the last yenr In the way of receipts tho
total iccelpts of the fair this year In
cluding the $1,000 fund subscribed by
Lincoln clllcns for repairs on build
ings nnd including the slate appropria
tion of 82,00(1 will nggrogntc 327,508.10.
The statement Is us follows:
Plata appropriation 2.0(J0 on
Lincoln City Mm J :l,UW (W
ConroHloiiK IS 00
Concession 2,0us II
ArivcrtMnir to it)
HlnlN und pens SV7 CO
dene-Hi admission 9,717 W
Amphitheatre IfiM "fi
Camp permit 81 W
Quiirter strcleh 0100
Hock Island coupons i) 00
F.. 12. &M. V. coupons 733 Ml
Union 1'arlllo coupons,.... BJU 00
II AM. coupon 5,(M 00
Totul W7.M3 10
Of this fund tho 83,000 subscribed
for tepairs has already been expended
for tills purpose so the receipts which
may be applied on the expenses of the
fair are In reality but 32.1,5118.10, Tills
Is regarded as ample to bring the
KILLS THE MEDICINE MAN
A Cod Imllnii Ntoned to Henth by
Father of Dead Child.
Chief Illowahe, an aged medicine
man and chief of the Yakima trlbo.has
been brutally stoned to death in his
tent by an Indian named John, says a
Ynkimn, Wash., dispatch. The mur
dered Indian wns about eighty years
of nge nnd hnd accompanied a
band of about fifty to the hop fields
below Kiono. Ho hnd been called on
by John to snvo his child, which was'
sick. The old doctor went through
the usual barbaric formaltles as best
he could, yet the child died. The
father then went to the medicine man's
tent and stoned him to death. John
was next in Hue to tho chieftainship
und had long desired the death of Illo
wahe. ADMIRAL WATSON RETURNS
Come Hack I17 V.any Htage on Cruller
A New York, Sept. 9, dispatch says:
Tho United States cruiser Ilalttmore,
lu command of Hear Admiral Watson,
nrrived here today. The Ilaltltnore
has been making n slow trip here from
Yokohama, from which port it sailed
on May 1. On its voyage it made stops
at Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Colombo, Sue., Malta, Gibralter, Havre,
(Jravesend, llelfast and Greenock, leav
ing the latter port on August 29.
The llalttmore will go to the Ilrook
lyn navy yards for extensive re1palrs.
As It has beeu In the service for about
ten years it will be Impossible to know
the full extent of repairs needed until
after It has beeu surveyed. It will
probably be out of commission for 11
year or more.
CAUSE OF READING WRECK
Coroner' Jury Make Itullroud Men
The coroner's jury which has been
investigating the wreck of the Phila
delphia & Heading railroad, ut Hat
field, Sunday morning, September 2,
in winch thirteen persons were killed
and over fifty injured in n collision be
tween a milk train and a crowded ex
cursion train, bus rendered u verdict
filing tho responsibility upon the tall
Wheeler tint of Hume.
General .Joseph Wheelet consldeied
ono of the most pleturesque figures lu
the Fntted States army, retired to
private life September 9, having reach
ed the age limit of sixty-four years.
General Wade will be temporarily in
charge of the department of the lakes
with headquarters at Chicago, until
General Otis, appointed to the place,
nrrlves. General Wheeler will go to
his home in Alabama, and from there
he and his daughter will take a trip
Wuh 11 l'uko I'lRht.
.Mrs. Norman Selby, wife of Kid Mc
Coy, in an application for divorce from
her husband, confirms the allldavlt
statement made recently by Mrs.
.lames .1. Corbett, that the light be
tween Corbett and McCoy, which took
place at Madison Square garden on Au
gust HO, was a fake. Mrs. McCoy
charges her husband with having sold
out Ills f 1 lends in the light.
Attack the lloer.
The London war olllce has received
n tuport from Lord Ilobcrts, saying
General lluller, September 7, attacked
and captured the lloer position at
Shlbkoth. He adds that the Hoers re
treated over a nun or causeway, loMng
heavily. Thn Hritish had thirteen
meu killed and twenty-five wounded.
Louis Peck, the negro rapist at Ak
ton, O., over whom a , fatal riot oc
curred V e other day, has been taken
to the state penitentiary for safe keen
I A. Ituuyou, a banker, was ar
rested nt Yates Center, Kas., charged
with the embezzlement of 82,00(1. The
arrest wus made on u warrant sworn
to by County Treasurer .). S. Culver in
behalf of tho oflleers of the Citi.ens'
State bank, of which Kunyou was
Grafton, Neb., was visited by a small
tornado which lasted threo minutes
nud did considerable damage, blowing
tho front out of tho postoftleo and
blowing down tho machinery ware
house for .loo Hennessey, smashing u
u umber of buggies.
LIST OF GALVESTON FATAL
ITIES PLACED AT 5,000.
ESTIMATE MADE BY MAYOR OE (ITY
BODIES OF VICTIMS BURIED
BURIAL OF BODIES AT SEA IMPOSSIBLE
HI renin Cine red With Dehrl and Mirny
of tho Unfortunate Citizen Hidden
Underneath Vandal Hhol Ilimn
While Itoblilnic Dead
A Houston, Texan, September 11,
10:4.1 p. in. dispatch says: Tho l'ost
correspondent was instructed to for
ward the following nddrcss to the peo
ple of the United States:
Galveston, Texas, September 11. It
is my opinion, based on personal In
formation that five thousand people
have lost their lives here. Approxi
mately one-third of the lesldence por
tion of the city lias been swept away.
There are several thousand people who
aro homeless nud destitute. How
many, there is no wny&f "finding out.
Arrangements nre now being mmlu to
havo the women nnd children sent to
Houston an I other places, but the
means of transportation nre limited.
Thousands are still to be cared for.
Wo appeal to you for immediate nld.
(Signed) Wai.tku G. Jonks,
A Galveston, September 11th dis
patch says the white cotton screw
men's organization held n meeting last
night and tendered their services, Unit
of live hundred able bodied men, to
clear the streets of Galveston of debris,
lllg forces were ut work last night nnd
the situation is much improved so far
as the passage of vessels is concerned.
The city was patrolled last night by
regular soldiers nnd citizen soldiery.
No one was allowed on the streets
without a pass. Scernl negroes were
shot for not halting when ordered.
Dead bodies have decomposed so bad
ly it io impossible to send them to sea
for burial. The water has receded so
far, however, that It Is possible to dig
trendies nnd bodies uro being burled
where found. Debris covering bodies
is being burned where it can be done
Work on the water works isbelng
rushed, and it is hoped to be able to
turn n supply on this afternoon.
Some order is being brought out of
chaos and something like a systematic
attempt is being make to clear tho de
bris und remove the dend. Idlers arc
being pressed into service nt the point
of the bayonet und made to work, and
a military cordon Is being drawn
tighter and tighter nbout the place.
Over 2,300 bodies have nlrcady been
tuken out to sea or buried in trenches.
Other hundreds are yet to be taken
from the ruins. These bodies nre now
nil bndly decomppsctl, nud they are be
ing buried in trenches where tbcv nre
found. Others nre being buried in the
debris where this can be done safely.
There is little attempt nt identifica
tion, nud it is safe to say that there
will never be a complete list of the
Orders have been issued by the war
department for the immediate ship
ment to uaivcston or H.15 tents anil .10,
000 rations. These storcb nnd supplies
nre divided between St. Louis and San
Antonio and probably will be deliv
ered at once. This represents uboitt
nil such such supplies thnt the govern
ment hnd on hand at the places named,
but U Is stated at the department that
the order could be duplicated in a day.
Awful Work of (Ihoiil.
A horrible story is told by Dallas
cltls-ens who have nrrived home from
Gsilveston. Tbev declure that negroes
und many white persons are hourly
committing the most atrocious acts of
.1. N. Giisw'old. division freight agent
of tlie Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, who
was in thnt city during the storm, .nnd
bail a narrow escape from death, said:
"ICars and lingers benring diamonds
were hnekedolT with pocketknives nnd
the members put in the pockets of tho
vandals. The bodies of women who
wore fine ch'thes have been stripped of
the last thread and left to fester In
'The residences left standing have
been broken Into nnd jewelry and sil
ver plate stolen."
Nelirakuu to Help.
Muyor Winnettof Lincoln lias issued
in appeal for aid for the Galveston
btorm victims, and the State Journal
will receive nnd forward all contribu
tions. Mnyor'Moores of Omahu, and
the mayors of many of the leading
towns of the stale nre asking for con
tributions. The responses cannot bo
Council llluff (Inln.
The population of Council llluirs,
Iowa, is 25,802, as against 21,474 in
1890; increase, 4.32H, 30.1.1 per cent.
A New Hunk.
Articles of Incorporation of the Stnte
bnuk of Atchison, Holt county, Ne
braska, have been approved by tho
stato banking board. Tho institution
bus a capital stock of 87,000 nnd tho
incorporators nre Jacob Thompson, C.
M. Thompson nnd I. K. Deck.
I.nrKD Corn Crop.
The monthly report of the statls
tican of the department of ngrioulture
ut Washington stntes that the nverrtge
condition of corn on September 1 wus
bU.it. There was a decline during Au
gust of G.u points.
TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN
United Htute Troop Will Vacate Chines"
The developments of September 10
In the Chinese situation still point to ft
speedy withdrawal of tlie United
Stntes troops from China. General
Chaffee has added the weight of his
opinion to that already entertained by
many olllcluls nt Wnsliington. It
proba'bly is significant that the gen
eral's statement on this point wus
given by the administration.
No confirmation is at hand of the
report that Great Uritntnund Germany
have joined in mi agreement to remain
together in I'ekin regardless of the
attitude of the other powers. Should
this be true the foot doubtless would
hasten the rearward movement of the
American troops, for there is a firm
determination to nvold being involved
In nny clash between the powers such
ns might tensonnbly be expected to
follow the execution of this reported
liritish-Gcrinnn program. If there
have been further responses to the
Ilusslun note relative to evacuation
tho note cannot be ascertained. The
state department has a reasonably nc
curnte understanding of tlie attitude
of even those powers thnt have not
made formal responses to the Russian
note so that the mere written record
of their views is not of Importance.
Troop to lie Kept Handy.
The part of the problem relative to
withdrawal that remains unsolved is
the best means of securing guarantees
for the attainment of the few objects
set out in Secretary Hay's note of .Inly
3, which have not yet been secured. It
does not follow that because the
United States troops are to be with
drawn this nutuinu from China that our
interests will be left completely at the
mercy of the other powers. On the
contrary, such disposition will be
made of those troops thnt they, with
others, if necessary, can be returned
to China In short order. To this end
the entire army of General Chaffee
will be quartered in some of the most
pleasant und salubrious portion of the
Philippines. If they arc wanted again
in China they can be transported in
side of n week, thoroughly refreshed
und fitted for effective notion.
Minister Wu has not been cl othed
with powers by his government to ef
fect n settlement of the Chinese
trouble directly with the Washington
authorities. The olllcluls are inclined
to believe that no such large power as
this will be conferred upon liiin,
though he may, as do tho Chinese min
isters in Europe, piny h most impor
tant part in the preliminaries to the
institution of regular negotiations
through commissioners for a final set
tlement. Ituinor of a Capture.
A dispatch to Ixmilon from Nagasa
ki, Japan, says it is reported that the
dowager empress of China has been
enptured by the Russians at Johol.
CHARGE OF GRAND LARCENY
Colored Mini of HiitUinoiitli Hound Oier
Allen I'elfer and Charles Sheppard,
colored, had a preliminary hearing at
Plattsmouth before Judge Archer on
the charge of grand larceny. Hoth en
tered n plea of not. guilty, nud Shep
pard was bound over to the district
court, in the sum of S.'OO, while Felfer
wns released. For three years past
these men have been employed In
cleaning otllces nnd doing other odd
jobs in the city. John Schlappacassc,
a fruit dealer, was the complaining
witness, nlleglng that the men carried
off a bag containing about COO while
they were woiking behind the counter.
The men were arrested and aseareh of
their premises revcnled the money con
cealed in Sheppard's cellar. No evi
dence ugainst Felfer could be secured,
hence his release.
ChtirKO of Itupo l)NiiilHed.
John J. Vnnckle was brought to
Hartlngton, Neb., from Iowa last Sat
urday on a charge of rape, preferred
by Annie lllersehank of Randolph.
The crime was alleged to have been
committed in August. 1MH. The ense
was dismissed by Judge Plumlelgh.
Vnnckle was adjudged father of her
child, which was born in the spriny
of IS'.iU, at the spring term of tlie dis
trict court and since the dismissal of
the chui go of rape ho is held by the
sberlir to carry out the injunction of
the court that he should pay one thou
sand dollars for the support of the
FEAR FATJoT" iTEAMER
Hill Three Hundred I'liHiciiRcr nnd It
Oierduo nt Milwaukee.
In the midst of u sixty mile gale tin
steamer F. nnd P., No. f, of the Pore
Mnrquotto line, is reported to huve
left Holland, Mich., Tuesday afternoon
wttli over 300 pnssengers. Tho life
saving erewut Milwaukee is patrolling
the lake front, but up to 12:30 this
(Wednesday) morning the steamer has
not been sighted. Tho passenger list
is said to include a number of dele
gates to the convention of Red Men.
Fall to Item h lleitlnntlon.
The relief train which went to Texas
City from Houston returned. Tito
steamer did not meet it and tho sup
plies nre still In Texas City.
Storm Hid I.lttlu Damage.
The llnrlington reports u heavy rain
nil over its northern division Monday
afternoon and Monday night. There
were no washouts, but a few short
pieces of track aro reported "soft,"
uud blow orders were Issued to train
men that danger might be gnnrded
lllKli Wind Doe UtuiiUKe.
An unusually heavy rain and wind
storm visited tho vicinity of Platts
month, Neb., recently. Tho wind blew
down many trees und outbuildings.
Over un inch uud one-half of rain fell,
DROWNED IN THE LOUP
Two Men Attempt to Ford It and Sink
George Zimmercr, mnnngcr of tlie
Lexington, Neb., telephone exchnnge
and a companion named Thomas, of
Kearney, were drowned on Ash creek,
near Lexington, nt its junction with
tho Loup river. Tho team nnd buggy
settled down in the qulcksnnd until
tho tcntn was clear out of sight and
tho buggy top wns seen a little above
the water. Some one found tho buggy
and in nbout three hours nfterwar'd
tho men were both found.
Ask crook is a small stream flowing
into tho South Loup river. The creek
is ordinarily only a few inches deep at
tho ford, but recent rnins liavo washed
out n hole nbout thirty-five feet wide
nnd sixteen feet deep, with precipitous
sides. Zimmercr nnd Thomas wote in
n top buggy. When found Zimmercr
was still in the buggy, with a firm
hold on the lines. Tho buggy wns
turned upside down nud the top
crushed down over him so it was im
possible for him to escape. Thomns
wns f6und lying across ono of the
horses' back. Thomas was in the cm
ploy of F..H. Gilchrist & Co., at Kear
Mr. Zimmercr leaves a host of friends
in Lcxintrton. His wife nnd parents
nre in tho town. The young racii were
inspecting a route for a new telephone
TWO YEARS FOR A MURDER
Light Sentence Imposed on Indian
In the United States court nt Dead
wood, S; D., Clayton High Wolf, it
full-blooded Sioux lndinn, pleaded
guilty to killing his father-in-law on
Pino Kidge agency, nnd severely
wounding his mothcr-ln-law. Ho wns
sentenced to two years in tho state
penitentiary and fined 810 for lack of
evidence, btampede, nn Indian from
the Rosebud ngency, wns discharged.
He wns alleged to have nttemntod to
kill Louis liardo, head farmer of the
The census bureau has tabulated the
returns from fifty-four cities. These
show n population of 14,044,711. This,
is nn average increase in population
per tty of 27.90 per cent. Tho same
cities in ,1800 had a population of 11,
150,043, making n total gain of 3,404,
000. Tho percentage of increase in
1600 was calculated on the aggregate
gain and not on tlie nvernge incrense
per city as tlie case this year. The
result wus that the parcentngo of gain,
uccording to the census bureau offi
cials, while appenrlng to be larger,
namely, 31.33, was not so in fact,
owing to the different method followed
in making the calculation.
Choke I. If" Out of Her.
Lulu Turbennlng, an insane woman
confined in the Wayne county asylum,
nt Detroit, Mich., gnrroted another
female insane inmate named Rebecca
Tiernan, causing her instant death.
The murderess tore a portion of her
clothing into strips and looped it
around her victim's tlirota, choking
her to death almost instantly. The
tragedy was discovered by n nurse
making her rounds and the murderess
Cull Labor I'nlon n Trnt.
Justice Hnlloran nt Dcs Moines hns
rendered a decision In the case of Ryan
vs. Chas. Rclt'z & Son, in which he
held that a lubor union is a nool or
trust. Ryun is bncked bv tho Team-
sters' utiion of Des Moines, which will
take the case to the district court on a
writ of error. In nil nrobubllities thn
supreme court will ultimately bo called
upon 10 bettle tlie question.
UKhtiiliiR Kill cuttle.
During nn electrlcnl storm ut Fair
mont, Neb., lightning killed three
head of cattle owned by Shelley Stliies,
northwest of town. Lightning struck
bomo btneks of outs belonging to Louis
Neihnus, southenst of town, burning
them to the ground. Mr. Neihnus
had un insurance policy In tho Union
Inburnnce company of Lincoln, which
covered his loss.
Hcrlou Itlot Spread Out.
Tho Jnpancsc legation nt Washing
ton has been informed by telegraph bv
tho foreign office at Toklo of the re
colpt of a dispatch from the Japanese
consul nt Amoy stilting thnt tho riots
against native Christians in Chang
Chow and Lung Chi liavo assumed seri
Hull for DumuKei.
Most of the persons injured by the
giving way of the amphithentro at the
Pain's Conquest of ISIanlla at Lincoln,
Thrsday night, September 0, liavo filed
dnmago suits, the aggregate amount
being nearly 850,000.
Fear n KuTolutlon.
Advices from Guatemala show rest
less nnd paralysis of business on tic
count of tho expected breaking out of
n rovolutlon. President Cabrea's posi
tion is admitted to bo insecure.
Alma Man DUupprur.
J. I. Wllkins of Almn, Neb., has dis
appeared. His whereabouts aro un
known. Ho is a cripple nud his
relatives are desirous of locating him
At Friday's besslon of tho national
association of stationary engineers the
question of entering politics for the
accomplishment of its own purpose
was referred to a special comtnitteo to
report at tho next annual mooting.
Knil of a 000 Year Feud.
Tho steamer Queen brings news
from Sitka thnt the Sitka and Wrangol
Jniliuus will hold a great potlatcli on
Monday, September 10, and formally
end a feud that has existed 000 years.
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