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SENTENCE Of DEATH
William Rhea Guilty of Murder in
JURY AT fREMONT SO DECIDES
Demand for F.ttrama reaalt; ('utiles 8ar-
rle Condemned Man Khnm
Emotion Oxley Feund Utility i.f
Murder In Hrcoad Ue cree.
A Fremoai, Neb., Feb. 17 rflspaMi
aajB: William Hhea, the murderer of
Herman Zahn, will pay fur his crime
with hi own life.
Shortly after !l o'clock this afternoon
the jury brought Ih h verdict of mur
der in the 'first degree and attached
the denth penalty.
The announcement came as a great
surprise to these most Intimately in
tcrcsted in the case as a life sentence
was practically a foregone conclusion.
Tho jury was out for over twenty-one
hours, and nil forenoon il was pointed
oul that the home members musi be
banging out against the denth penalty.
Several scores of people crowded Into
the court room thin afternoon when it
was learned that a re relict had Wen
reached, Judge Orlmlsou was in the
hair and CleikCrulcks-k.uik was In his
Hhea was brought orer from the
county jail by Officer Chestnut, who
has guarded him the past month.
When the verdict wan read the pris
oner showed not tho least sign of
emotion and appeared ti hnve- gotten
what he expected. II tw father was in
the room and showed signs of being
deeply affected. At. Rhea was led bach
to the jail he seemed happy and per
fectly free from care. As he entered
the door there was a smile on his face.
"What did yon get?" Inquired Mrs.
K reader, wife of Sheriff It reader.
"They gave me a chance to get out
ef town soon," wu the reply, made
"Well, what wa the verdict'."' elite In
toted. "They are goig to give me a change
saon.J' was his only response.
He was led to the cell, and Immedi
ately began to huia a tune and danced
a jig. Even at that moment the gravi
ty of the penalty apparently uever en
tered his head. Ilia mood would have
fitted exactly had he been acquitted,
As yet no date for tho execution has
been set, and Judge (trimUou has given
no intimation as to when lie will an
uounco the time.
Sheriff ICreadcr it. anxiously aw lilting
the action of the legislature In regard
to the passage of the house roll intro
duced by IlepresentatlTe Loomls, pro
viding that all exeont'onw shall take
place ut the state penitentiary. An
emenrenev clause has been attached to
this bill, providing that it takes effect
Immediately, and in case of its passage
execution will take place in Lincoln
ud not in Fremont.
, The work of securing a jury for. -trial
of William .--- "C"J Jy
with lthen, has begua. It is under
stood that Attorney llray will be un
able to take part in his defense, and as
yet who his council will bo is uncertain.
The work of securing a jury will take
even longer that in the Hhea trial,
owing to the state of public opinion
dnrlixr the nast week.
The fate of Gardner has depended
largely upon tho verdict of tho Hhea
trial, as public opinion has demanded
that the same penalty bo given to both
urn. The bcntlment against William
Darrell, the third man In the case, is
not.strong, and It is thought he will
getoff with a very light sentence, und
possibly be freed.
A Hrokcn How, Neb., dispatch says:
The jury in tlu Fullhart murder case
reached a derision at half-pat three
Sunday morning, finding William Ox
ley guilty in thu second degree ufter
being out nine honrs.
FALLS INTO BAD COMPANY
KILLED BY A BENGAL TIGER
Fearful Fate r Keeper at Indianapolis
Albert Neilson, aged fifteen years,
employed as an animal keeper at tho
zoological garden in Indlanitpolts.ind.,
was killed by a Hcngat tiger. He en
tered the eago in which the tiger was
confined and was attacked by tho
beast. A terriblo struggle followed,
in which Neilson was turn in a hull
dn?d places. Hedhot Irons were thrust
into the bloodthirsty iinimal. but not
until several bullets had been fired
into his body did It release Its hold ou
the victim. Neilson Mas dragged from
the cage morn dead than nlWo and was
hurried to the city hospital, where he
died as he was being carried lu. The
tiger was not fatally wounded. Nell
son lived at Piqua, O.. und had been
employed by tho aoocouipauy for three
years. He was In charge of the llou
cubs and It. Is supposed opened the
tiger's cage by mistake.
MRS. NATION IN JAIL
HIKE SAYS THAT SIIE IS INSANE
rares Methods of Herself and Followera
Flared Darter U.OO nomU, WnloU
She Kefaaee fa tllteCuart Fre-
ding Tery tuterrallae;.
Nagre Shoals III Hte Uaghler at Ne
A Nebraska City. Feb. 17. dispatch
says: At altont ft o'oloek thin evening
oecured one of the most cold blooded
deeds known ho re for years. Hall
Fampton, a well known colored man,
some forty-six years of age, had been
drinking during the day and also had
been quarreling with his wife at their
home on Sixth avenue and Sixth street.
He Itorrowed a shotguu. took it home
and calling His wife, who was at a
neighltor's, told her he was going to
puck up nud leave hoiuu, and asked her
to coma into the house, llulng afraid
of trouble she refused to comply und
Frampton uame out of thu back door
with the gun and shot at her, but
missed the mark.
Klla (Hark, a step-daughter of the
couple, took the part of tho mother,
when Frampton turned on her, aliased
her about a block, shot her in the
head and beat her brains out with the
stock of the gun. The girl Is alive,
but cannot possibly survive. She l
a bright girl of fifteen years.
Frampton was placed in the oounty
jail and a strong guard placed over
him, as there Is inuuh talk of lyuehing.
Invited in Meet Governor Dietrich tin
Governor Dietrich has invited all the
ex-governors of the state to luncheon
on Washington's birthday at the man
sion. All the men who have held the
ofllce of governor since the state was
admitted to the union are living with
the exception of David Ilutlur. Tho
liHt is ns follows: Hubert W. r urnns
of Urownvillo, Silas Hnrbcr of Hed
Cloud, A Hit mis Nance of Chicago,
James W. Dawes who Is now in Ha
vana. John M. Thayer of Lincoln,
James R. lloyd of Oinnhn, Lorenzo
Croiuihc of Calhoun. Silas A. Holcomb
and Wlllinm A. Poyntorof T.l .."-
COMMONS DISCUSS WAR.
New Yorker UruBfjtMl uud ttobbed al HI
A special from El Paso, Tex., says:
Drugged with knockout drops, se
riously cut with a knife and robbed of
all hlB ready cash, amouutlog to 81,000
or iuoj-c, was the fate which befell Dr.
it. V. Mover of New York, a physician
who ha been spending n week In the
olty with A. Movins, n millionaire pa
tient. Tho phyelclan had ventured out
alone at night. A half hour later ho
was brought buck to tils hotol bleeding
profusely from half a dozen severe
knife wounds, his clothing cut in
many places and his money and watch
gone. The attending physician said
that the wounded roan had been drug
ged. Plallka ttie Kxpreanlon.
Tho house of the Kansas legislature
expunged from the dally record the
not of King Edward VII., thanking
tho legislature for lt resolution of
sympathy over the death of the queen
'be CWSD UlQ communieaUon. contained
the word "loyalty'
Puovr fitorm la tftlthiiidle.
A DtjlMtTek.. Veh. 15 dispatch says:
News from Canon City says tho great
est unow storm ever ku'O'Vn lu the
Texas Tanhandlo has just ended Tho
snow 1 two feet deep on tbe level in
iin.inii. Hwlsher. HrlscoQ and adjoin
ing counties. There ia heavy loss of
lllfc tlnn Implodes.
At Pcnsncola, Flo,, February 10, a
thtrtcen-tneh gun exploded on the
Koarsngo whllo the ship was at target
practice off Key West. Tho gun and
Us turret were badly damaged.
mouhere Justine Contlurt of
A London dispatch says: In the
house of commons in the debate on
the address in reply to the speech from
the throne nt the opening of parlia
ment, the ranged from hospitals In
South Africa to arsenicated Itcer. The
special subject, however, wns the gov
ernment's war policy in South Africa.
Many members spoke. Mr. Labouch
ere elicited some opposition cheering
uy the remnrk: ,
"It is a noble determination on the
,urt, of tho Doers to Incur all risks
rather than to submit to a foreign
poweV and 1 honor them for it."
lliiimn IrrlKKtlon "'"
The house committee on irrigation
and arid lands voted to report with an
amendment, tho Newlands bill provid
ing a comprehensive plan of govern
ment aid in reclaiming tho arid sec
tions of the arid lands of the etatc.
The aid Is accomplished by devoting
the receipts frqlh public land sales in
these states to the purposes of reclaim
ation These receipts amounted this
year to about 84,000,000. A neb-committee
was appointed to prepare tho
bill in its final form with amendments,
Considerable opposition was duvoloped
on the ground of the growing expendi
tures of the present congress on con
Mrs. Carrie Nation put in busy
Suadny In Topeka, and as a result the
capital olty has experiened more gcnu
ine.exeltement thau can be remein
bered by the oldest Inhabitant. Mrs.
Nation litterally crammed the day
with thrilling episodes. She suceeded
In having thu contents of a notorious
jolat smashed; broke Into a cold stor
age plaut la search of liquor, ruined
the mirrors and several bars fouud
stored la a livery barn, addressod a
large mass meeting of men and women
and was arrested four times. The last
time the law laid hands upou her was
whou she emerged from the church
where the mass mooting had been held
She was followed by .100 determined
hatchet wtelders, composed of Wash
burn college students, prominent bus
iness and professional men and min
isters. Mrs. Nation Is now in the county
jail ut Topeka, Kan., as the result of
her trial on a peace warrant before
Judge Flazen today. The warrant was
sworn to by the Moeser Cold Storage
company wlio-o plant Mrs. Aattou
entered yesterday morning. Mrs.
Nation acted as her own attorney.
Judge Ha7.eu placed her under $2,000
bonds to keep the peace and ordered
her to appear before htm at the next
term of court. Mrs. Nation refused to
give tho bond, and said she would go
to jail. She is now detained in thu
hospital room of the county jail, where
bhe probably will remain for some
lu the city court at Topeka argil
muuts were given In the case brought,
agalust Mrs. Nation by the proprietor
of thu now Wrecked "Senate" sa
loon. Judge McCabe said he would
take the matter under advisemeut un
til Thursday morning.
Ills not likely that Mrs. Nation will
be able to give bond, because she de
clares that she will resume her smash
ing criiMidt" against the joints immedi
ately upon her release. Her friends
have been advised that Judge Hn.en
will order her release only on promise
to send her to her home at Mcdlclnu
ludgn llazen has placed C. McDon
ald, Airs. Itoss Crist and Miss Madeline
Southard under peaue bonds. Me
Donald's bond is $ I, OH), thu other ure
KMui -m,.'i. 'ii.H-n J "-o-v ii".
ing aifdress to the three Jiation lieu
tenants. He expressed the opinion
that Mrs. Nation is Insane uua said
those persouH who encourage her
methods of reforiuought to bu ashamed
FOUND DEAD ONThE FLOOR
Bad Kmllng of lliti Wlf of a Orrntnii
Much tnlk has been aroused by the
unusual features of the. death of Mrs.
Charles Hymn, the wife of a Herman
farmer living two miles south of Long
1'iue. When a friend, who had heard
that the woman wns stek, entered the
house she found Mrs. Hyron's dead
lody lying upon the floor amidst a
scene of tilth and confusion. Her hus
band said she had been mentally un
balanced for a week, and had jnstdled.
No physlcinn had Wen called. During
the day Ityron ttought some lumber in
town with which to build-a box to
bury his wife In. llyron Is a very ee
oentrlc old mau, who claims to be a
dlstunt relative of ImimI llyron, the
English poet. He claims to be of no
ble lineage and to havelteen defrnudrd
out of considerable wealth to which he
was the rightful heir, in Hermauy. He
la reputed to be the possessor of con
siderable wealth, as he Is known to
have revolved laruc sums of money
from the fatherland at different times.
No Investigation of the affair has been
made as yet, although there In some
talk of calling the coroner.
TRUCE IN CONTROVERSY.
Tantiorury l'aoca lu tka YanetarlHn As
A Willlamstadt, Island of Curnena,
February 17, dispatch says: The as
phalt controversy has hrrn temporarily
adjusted by the diplomacy of the
United States minister to Venezuela,
Mr. Francis It. Loomls, and the matter
will doubtless go to the court, as it is
reported that the United States de
sired a formal adjudication as to the
rival interests involved. It in under
stood that Mr. Loomls has conveyed a
request to that effect to the Venesue
luu government. Should the decision
be against the Hcrmiidez company
then the question of intervention will
bo opened afresh. Trouble is feared at
Fitch lake should an attempt to eject
the lie rmudex company Ih made before
a decisloa has been reached by the
SUSPECT IS IN JAIL
Omahn Policemon Think Thoy
HE GIVES HIS NAME AS CALLAHAN
lilrntMotl lj Yonnic Onttatiy Ona nf
Trio I a Frlrnil lat'nt Crowefro-
lct II W Initocene will Not
Turn Stain's KWilnifa.
rira at Davltl City.
The store building belonging to Wil
Ham 'Hunting, situited at the south
west corner of the square, at David
City, was partly destroyed by fire.
The st tck of confectionary was entire
ly destroyed. It belonged to Charles
Yoaugerinau. The meat market in
the adjoining storeroom Buffered quite
a heavy los. The 1 adding ami eon
tents were pirtlally insured.
Trlii to Ciiinitilt Hulolile.
James II. Tettatou, condemned to
huiigou the ltitli. at I'op'ar illiiff. Mo.,
for the murder of his step-mother and
four chlldicn, nttempteil to commit
suicide in his cell in the county Jail at
Kcnnett Inst night by gashing his
wrists with a ptei-e of glass. When
found he was very weak from loss of
MttgW'a'i ttte IfoitollKlY'lin?.
WOMAN FALLS INTO A WELL
Uruwuril ut f'uuurll Illuff llnfora Ilea
Mrs. Nancy Stahl, se.venty-stx years
of age, fell Into a well at her homo,
775 Madison avenue, Council HI tills,
lown, Sunday Inst, anil wus drowned.
Mrs. Stahl was the wife of Hethael
Stahl, u fruit-grower. She went into
the yard to clean a chicken, which alio
was preparing to cook for tho family
dinner: Thu well isclosu'to the kiteh
eu door und had been covered with
boards which had become rotten. 'Ihe
accident was not witnestol by any
one,, but it is supposed Mrs. titukl
btcpr.cJ on the boards over the well
and tl.at they gavu way beneath her
feet. When 'rope wera obtaluod C.
lkibiusou, a nelgitbofj volunteered to
go down, and he was lowered into the
well, at the bottom of whijh be found
the body of Mrs. Stahl. who had evi
dently leen drowned, there being just
water enough to cover the body, A
rope was attached to the body and It
was raised to the auriaeo..
New Hagnr Ileflnery.
Adolph Segal, who has associated
with him aeveral wealthy capitalists,
will bnlld nnon tho Delaware river
front, in Philadelphia, one of the larg
est sugar refineries In tho United
States. It is stated that tho new re
finery will be operated Independently
of the American Sugar Keflnlng com
pany, which controls practically all of
the refineriea now in operation. Sev
eral millions of dollars will, it ia said,
be expended upon the plant.
American Conant Insaaa. i
Max Adler, the vice counsul at Kiel,
Hcrmany, has cabled the state depart
ment at Washington that the consul
there, Alexander Wood, has become in
sane. Ho lift? Ken taken to the asyl urn
at Straaburg, where pnyjdcians hope
or "Is ultimate recovery.
Huerurab to fls Ftimea.
A Pittsburg dispatch of Feb, 1$ eaya.
Mrs. Amelia Holmes, wno wan ncr
husband, llayroond Holmes, and bIx
weeks old child Were overcome yester
day by fumes from a natural gas stove
in the bed room, died today. The hus
band and baby are in a precarious con
dition and will likely die.
a i ' " ' -
New York Horse 8.ile.
The Faslg-Tiptou horse sale, held at
Now York, February 10, elghtythreo
head sold for 8U.085. During the week
303 head were sold for 8135, 5no, an
average of 8340.
Hate or Island Declare Off.
"The Danish government," saya the
Copenhagen correspondent of the Lon
don Dally Mall, "has suddenly broken
off all dealings with the United Htate
regarding the sale of tho Danish Went
Indies. This la dne to a satisfactory
offer made by the Danish East Asian
Steamship company to aid and in the
future to udjninistur the islands. The
American government has been noti
fied as to this decision."
The doctors who have
MeCutcheon declare tha
nootara Deeanlr or I.tfa.
A Chicago dispatoli aays: John T.
McCu teh eon, the well kuown Chicago
artist and newspaper man. who spent
two years in the Philippines, and who
for several woeks has been seriously
ill with pneumonia, will be taken to
AnbevUie, N, C, ia a short time.
that the tropieat
fever has so Infested his entire system
that nothing but a change of ulime can.
ifaniUy Horelv ABIIse4.
Mrs. Wells, wife of the recior of
Trinity church at Norfolk, Neb., died
recently of pneumonia. Her aged
mother, Mrs. C. M, Isbcster, died tho
evening previous from an attack of
grip. To add to the afflictions of the
family, Mr. Wells himself bus been
dangerously 111, though now conva
lescent rs. Duel, a married daugh
ter visiting her parents Is still danger
ously ill, and May, another daughter,
was taken sick. Tho family eamo to
Norfolk sovural mouths ago from tho
state of New York.
Illrl Hire ol Her Injnrlra.
Coroner Karstens held a ,tn..
Klla Clark, the colored glrlkllled by
Hall Frampton, at Nebraska City. The
jury after hearing the testimony, re
turned u verdict that she cuine to her
death from the effects of wounds In
flicted upon her head with a double
barreled shotguu "in the bauds of
Frampton. Twelve witnesses wore ex
Dr. A. A. Cotton of Vermillion, S. D.,
has a son who is remarkably preco
cious. The lad Is but 'thirteen years
of age and has graduated from the
high school and is now a student at
the atate university. He Is studying
higher mathematics and seems to grasp
Hui Sj a . .11 .. .. . Ill, a W at w 1 4a.
tjimcnitr siutiies wnu uiu uuum-
standlng as boys much more advanced
in years. ,
Kenata Miikt-a an liii'tense.
The diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill was reported to the sen
atc.wlth an Increase of 817,4.10 over the
nllowuncc of the house, making a total
tLHOVJSd. 'I'"c lnrgest Item of In
crease is 820.000 for legation ground
at Pekln, China, and $5,000 for the stu
dent interpreters in China.
At a meeting of the executive com-
mUtiw of the confederate reunion Ut
beheld at Memphis the resolution ex
plaining why President McKlnlcy was
invited to be preseut on the occasion
of the confederate reunion in May
next wns rescinded and the original
resolution inviting the prestdeut to
Hear From llplgUn Mlnlattir.
The Helirlan minister: Count Liuh-
tervade, has taken notice of the re
ported action of the treasury in apply
ing the discriminatory duty to llelgian
sugar; also upon the fludlng that this
sugar is bounty-aided, und tho state
de-purtnient hui heard from him on the
II II II T
Killed la a Folding Ued.
James Stewart, a retired lumberman
of Minneapolis, Minn t aged sixty, was
kilted at his home by the closing up of
a folding bed. Mrs. Stewart narrowly
escaped meeting the aimu fate, the
fAae o the bed 6trlltlng iter across me
James Callahan Is a prisoner in the
city jail at Omaha, Neb., charged with
complicity In the Cuduhy kldnnplng
ease. Kddle Cudahy, the victim, has
identified Cnllahan an the man who
accosted him on the street and repre
sented himself as the thrtrlff of Sarpy
county. The boy also says he Is the
man who guarded hlin while he was a
prisoner In the Mot rose hill house.
Callnhau was a nested til his home,
Fifty-third stieet and Poppleton uvc
nue, where he was living with his sis
ter, a Mrs. Kelly.
The an est was made by Detectives
Wyer and Dueberry. They took their
prisoner direct to the chief, where a
private intiuiry was conducted. Calla-
liau whs then taken to the city jail
where he has since been held pending
Apprehensive tliatan injustice might
be done to an innocent, man, Chief
Donahue kept the. arrest secret. The
positive identification which has now
been matte by the Cudahy boy seems
to very the chain of circumstances
which led tho police department to
In addition to the identification made
by Kddle Cudahy, the prisoner has also
been identified by J. tl. Hurrls of
Nineteenth and (Irand avenue. Hurrls
nys that Callahan Is undoubtedly the
man who called at tils home several
days before the abduction to look at
he hay pony which has figured so
extensively in the case.
Jim Callaham in an ex-conriet. In
Ifi'.i.'l he was sent from Omaha to the
penitentiary at Lincoln to serve a five-
year term for robbery. After serving
a year and a half he wns pnrolled, bnt
was out only n few months when he
was again arrested, this time tin tho
charge of stenllng a gold watch, antl
wnu sent back to serve the remainder
of hts term.
Last summer Callahan was employed
in Cudahy'a packing house in South
Omaha, but was lot out in July. Since
then he has had no regular employ
When Chief Donahue and his detec
tives interrogated Callahan in the of
ficial sweat box, he admitted that he
was a close acquaintance of Pat Crowe
and that they had been ou terms of in
timate friendship for several years,
hut ktrenunnnly dented all knowledge
of the kidnaping.
."I had nothing nt all to do with It,"
fnulcBDi"ftnd the Hrst I knew
when I read it In the newspapeis."
CHAFFEE HELD BACK.
1'annnt .loin In Ihe Mntemennt Aajulna
Oenornl Chaffee, commending Ihe
United States troops In blnn. In
formed the war department thnt he
has been Invited by Field Marshal
Count von Watdersee to Join in an ex
pedition whlcli Is to be inobllWcd on a
larger scale than anything attempted
in China stneo the original march to
Tekln. It Is the intention of. Count
von Watdersee to liegln another offen-'
slve campatgil. -
(Jcneral Chaffee will bo told that he
Is not to take part in Hits campaign-
Another serious point under consid
eration in not whether Chaffee rhall
Join the Herman movement, bnt
whether It is not the duty of our gov
ernment to exorcise all propoi efforts
to dissuade the Herman government
from undertaking this campaign. 'J lie
Chinese government Is unfortunately
delaying the peace negotiations in an
exasperating fashion, and Is not re
sponding in proper nplrlt to the efforts
of the United Statvs. Word has Just
come from Minister Conger which con
firms the press advices relative to the.
Chinese declination to a etlo to the
demands of the ministers in the mat
ter of capital punlnhiiH-ut of tho
tenders Implicated in the boxer movement.
Have Da vTett nil the Hun.
A correspondent of the Dally Mall
who ts wltti the llrlttsh eolrjmti pursu
ing Do Welt says:
'Oeneral Do Welt has fallrtl to reach
his objective, having been headed off
In turn from Strydcnbnrg antl Hope
town, retpectlvely, thirty-eight and
fifty-live miles from the scene of Fri
day's tight. Last night a meeting of
burghers was held In Oeneral Do Welt's
camp to protest against the. Indiscrimi
nate Hogging of men nud half Ihe
force threatened to surrender. Event
ually the malcontents decided to fight
Unas antl DnngliUirn Win.
The Sons and Daughters of Protec
tion have trlmnnhod In tholr conten
tion with the Haulier's Union. Hy
stipulations filed yesterday the plain
tiff order secures all it asked for. It
Is reestablished as a individual mutual
beneficiary organisation. Tho order
now atantls as It did before tlio attempt
was matle to transfer it to the Hank
ers' Union, with tho exception that it
Is agreed that the new set bf olllcern
shall manage the order. It secures
the reserve fund of 8l,7tJ.70 nud nil its
olllee furniture and fixtures and starts
in unew without a debt.
Nn Kvetlcnee f Foul lMujr.
The death under peculiar elrenm
staneesof Mrs. Charles Hyron of Long
Pine, Nob., aroused so much excited
talk among the people that the coroner
was summoned from Atnsworth. He
found nothing to Indicate font v,ay
but the eccentric old 'Herman, whose
wife the woman was, still has the .
body unhurried, with the Intontlon of
keeping it in that condition for several
wcelts. It Is thought that it may be
necessary for a party of eltlr.ons to
compliance with ctvill.cd muthotts.
Find film Utility ut !!-
John N. Peyson, resitting at Dakota
City, Nob., who for over ten years past,
It is charged, has defied the law rela
tive to disposing of liquors, uud who
oyer fifty times has been arretvd
charged with violating thu laws of the
commonwealth and never found guilty
of selling liquors illegally, the jury In
the district court, after sitting on the
case since Friday of lust week, render
ing Kiieli a verdict, after only o.neliallot
In the jury room. Peyson was placed
Under 83BO bonds for his appearance on
the 2Srd Inst, to receive sentence. As
he Is an alleged old and constant of
fender It Is thought Judge O raves will
impure a severe sentence.
Mualalna a llroken !.;.
Fire Chief Clement suffered a broken
leg in nn uccldunt that oecured at
Eleventh and O, Lincoln. Whjle going
to a tire he was thrown from his
wagon to the pavement. The wagon
struck the front end 'of a street car
and thu shook threw him out. His
left-leg was broken near the thigh.
He was taken to the sanitarium where
the broken Ismu was set. The doctors
estimate that he will bu confined to
his room for at least two months and
that ha may not bo nble to use his left
leg for three months. The brenk oc
curred at tho neck of the,, femur, one.
of the. worst places for a break to occur.
Orand laland Home Hums.
Fire, originating 'rom a defective
hue, completely destroyed. fliuS rCU
dence and unroofed nntl gulled an
adjoining building, boUi owned by
Mr. Krlckf-on, a pjasterer, neither be
ing insured. The total loss on the
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Tho Merchants hotel at Fremont It
to be remedied and renovated.
Tho Nebraska Telephone company
will put in an exchange ut Crete.
Heavy Know nt lonc I'lne.
One of the heaviest storms of the
season foil at Long Pine, Neb., but
without a breath of wind accompany
ing it. Every inch of ground will re
ceive n wetting and the prospects for
spring work aro brighter than ever.
The winter has been tho mildest ever
known there, and has consequently
been very easy on cattle mon.
New Cnae of flniallpux.
Mary Worny, thirteen years old, liv
ing at the hoax of A. C. Hordwiak, at
Cyltirabus, Neb., lias developed a very
mild case of smallpox, and was put
under quarantine. The Hirer) canes
which have boon In the pest house, for
two weeks are getting along nicely,
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Olven Five Year ttchtenre,
Mr M. Flynn, a druggist of Musko
gee, I. T., was sentenced by Juge
Thomas to five years In prison for sell
ing intoxicating liquors. Flynn was
Indicted Jast year for a similar
crime antrpleft,'cd guilty, but was re
leased by Judge Thomas on hts prom
ise to discontinue selling liquor.
Worked the Fanners.
Alleged poultry dealers near Plain
view have swindled the farmers to tho
extent of several hundred dollars liy
promising fabulous prices for chickens.
Minimis for Show.
Advico from Washington naysi The
bill to authorize the holding of the
international rspnstttioii In celebra
tion of tho centennial nniilvorsm jr -
tho Loulsana purchase at St. IjohIs In
1003, antl appropriating 8.1,000,000
therefor, passed tho house, nndor sus
pension of the rules, 1y a vote of 101
to 41. Tho opposition wan hopelessly
In the minority, and thu struggle over
the bill was brief. The question o f
closing the exposition on tSnnday was
not mentioned during tho ilobate.
Frrilitltter (Joes Through Ire.'
In attempting to cross the Missouri
river at Niobrara on tho ice with a
loud of hogs, u freighter by the name
of Will Merrltt broke through, lie
very fortunately escaped ivllh the loss
of one horse antl two hogs. It Is also
reported that a peddler lost a horse
and cart and his entire outfit while.
making tho second attempt. This is
probably tlit. entl of crossing on the
ice this winter.
Clien Five Yeiint HenUmt-n.
William Henvrln, who was convicted
in district court of statutory rajie on
the person of Delia Lee. athlreen-yenr-old
girl, was brought Into court nntl
sentenced by Judge .lessen to rive years
in the penitentiary at Nebraska City.
Hud Brown was nlso convicted of
burglary, and sentenced to one year in
Denies Newspaper Storlea.
Word from Colorado Springs says
that VIco-Presttlent-Klect Theo. ltoose
velt denies the hair-raising stories of
his prowess as a hunter of grl'aly
bears and mountain lions.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
F. n. Loomls, American Minister
Venomela, Is very ill at Caracas.
Every silk mill In tho Lackawana
valloyi PennsyWaula, is idle ty reason
of strikes. '"
Seven mhtcrs. Including tho superin-tendon-,
were killed at the Commerce
mine, In Urnham connty. Ariz., by tho
cxplos on of the company'H magazine.
Andrew Carneg'o has given Cen
tralia, III., 815,000 for the oreotion of
a public library.
President McKinloy has dotal artd an
extra session of congress will bo called
as noon as tho Cuban constitution is
The tin plant at Muskegon, Mich,,
recently bought by tho American Tin
plate company, will continue tq bo
King Edward VII will visit lib? sis
ter, the empress dowager of Hermajiy.'
Tho trip will bo of an exooptlonnjly
prlvatu character, " ' !
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