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Red Cloud Chief.
Deaf mutes are on the Increase 10
Gernany. There are no (ewer than
MSB portions in Institution! where deal
Biutei are specially Instructed.
As a curiosity of the recent dermm
census, the "Qaulols" records that th
returns showed the village of Reutem
tourg contained 444 Inhabitants, 222
being of the masculine and 222 of thn
feminine grader. The "Qaulols" thlnka
quadrilles ought to flourish In Reutcn
Austria and Mexico hare resumed
Intercourse for tho first time since
the execution of Emperor Maximilian.
Emperor Francis Joseph has appoint
ed Prince Khevenhuller-Mntsch to rep
resent him at the dedication of a mem
orial chapel to his brother on the spot
at Queretnro, where Maximilian was
shot la 18C7.
A watch, blleved to have been lost
somo time about 1627, which hn.i been
found'on Poverty island, at the mouth
of the Connecticut river, Is attracting
great attention from antiquarians. The
watch is a large silver ono, and on tho
inside of the outer ense Is engraved a
name which cannot be made out, and
the date, 1627.
The Rev. I)r. MacArthur of New York
Is going to opon his church to a meet
ing at which the Chlncso minister, Wt
Ting Fang, Andrew Carnegie, Hooker
T. Washington, tho negro educator,
and two Jewish rabbis will speak. And
this combination attract as much at
tention as If it had not bce.ii 190Q years
since Christ began preaching tho
brotherhood of man.
The Vlcknburg national park will
soon be complete as far us the acquisi
tion of land Is concerned. It will com
prise in all 1,231 acres. It Is proposed
to restore all military features that
marked it In the struggle of 1863, and
all the regiments and butteries that
had a pert to play then will be asked
to aid in the location of the hlBtorlc
objects and the mnrklug of historic
One of the ZIoniHt movements in Vi
enna is an effort to establish Industrie
In Palestine. Among those being con
el dered are fez and basket making nnd
the manufacture of textile fabrics,
clothing, paper, chemicals, matches,
machinery, bricks nnd tiles. The pro
duction of wines has been ono of the
Zionist developments and has proven
successful, large quantities of Pales
tlnlun wine being exported annually.
In the postofllco of some of the larg
cities there Is an unknown clerk whe
for several weeks has been stamping
religious texts on tho envelopes of the
mall thnt passes through his hands.
UiiBlness men of New York, Philadel
phia and Chicago havo been finding
lately printed In purplo typo ncrosi
their correspondence such admonitions
as "Prepnro to meet thy Clod," oi
"No man knoweth the day or the houi
when his soul shall bo required ol
The Chlncso minister, Wti Ting
fang, was ono of the eulogists of Abra
ham Lincoln at tho late birthday cel
ebration. "I do not look on Lincoln,"
said he, "as belonging to America
alone. The world claims him aa a
benefactor of mankind." The simple
fact that tho representative of China
thus claims a share In tho Interest,
common to all lands, which centers In
Lincoln's person nnd work Is ono an
swer to tho question, Does the Celcs'
tlal Empire make progress?
The Paris correspondent of tho I)n-
don Standard writes: The First Cham
her of the Appeal Court has Just given
a decision which Is of considerable In
terest to spiritualist. Madam Itlvall,
widow of Allan Kardoc, left a will be
queathing her considerable fortune to
a spiritualistic society and persona
connected with that belief. The will
was attacked by Madam Rlvall's natu
ral heirs, and tho court has given a
verdict In their favor, annulling the
will leaving the money to the spirit
ualistic society because it Is a society
which has been effectively declared
null and void In the eyes of the law.
A smallpox scare at Loyalsvllle, Pa.,
Is responsible for a queer election
muddle. Tho day before election It
was found that Thomas J. Drynn, In
whose store the poll was located, w.u
111 of smallpox. Ills house and store
were quarantined, nnd tho election
board hired a hnll for a polling place.
The smallpox scare kept tho country
voters at home, only forty out of 28C
coming to the poll". AH tho candi
dates chosen were residents of the vil
lage, and now the country voters have
begun to contest the election, holding
that the board had no right to change
the polling place without an order
The Indian census just completed
hows that the famine cost over 1,100,
000 lives, or more than five times the
population of the two Boer republics,
This famine wti purely a matter of
money; there was plenty of food In
tho country, but the people died be
cause they did not have tho means to
buy It and tho British government had
other ubcs for Its own. One-tenth ot
the mouey spent in bringing 200,000
reluctant Boers Into the empire would
have prevented over flvo times their
number of Bhltlsh subjects from going
cut ot It by tho road of death.
TAMPER WITH MAIL
ma or mm caution rkkiuhd
Vhefte lapposed to nave Oeearre4 Oa
etteaeaere Haw Province Created Can-
aliUag of -Islaada of Maabate, Tl-
cao aad Marias Other Maws.
A Washington, March 20, dispatch
says: Director General of Posts Cot
terman of tho Philippines ban reported
to the postofllco department that with
in the past few months a great many
complaints have been received from
Manila indicating1 pilfering from tho
malls. Most of tho mail dispatched
from the Philippines, as well as that
received, originates at army posts,
where there is no regular postofilce.
Much of this mail is carried' between
the army post and the nearest post
office in tied sacks.
The report details the necessity for
imprints on wax1 Heals on malls, aa
recommeded by the director general
in a report received yesterday. Mr.
Cottennan desires a supply of 150 hand
presses, with die on each bearing a
distinctive number. He adds: '
',,'Many sacks of mall are carried on
steamers doing a local traffic through
out the islands, but which are not un
der government control. Tho. crews
of tho steamers are composed wholly
of native or Spaniards, and the time
has not arrived when these people can
be trusted to any extent."
Hollo, Island of Panay, March 20.
By mall from Panalog, Island of Mas
bate, March 18. The islands of Mas
bate, Tlcao and liurlas, with a popu
lation of 40,000 were today, constituted
the province of Masbate.
Musbate island has been impover
ished by tho rinderpest, which has
killed the cattle, the raising of which
is almost the solo Industry of the in
habitants. The people welcome the
idea of a civil government and prom
Ian to extend their timber and agricul
For reasons of economy the commis
sion boa decided upon no salaries for
the provincial ofllcials. Senor Sorrano,
native, has been appointed governor
of the province; George, Landers, a
New York soldier, supervisor, and
Lieutenant Snyder of tho Twenty-sev-nth
infantry, treasurer. The duties
of the iiscal of Itomblou will be extend
ed to the Musbntu province. Arrange
ments have been made for the estab
lishment of schools of which there
have heretofore been practically none
In the province.
TO COMBINE GOULD ROADS
Baga Coniolldatlon Under Consideration
In Naw tork.
A dispatch from New York says that
George J. Gould has for several days
been in conference at his Lakewood
home with odicors of western roads,
with a view to combining all the Gould
roads in the west and southwest into
one hugh corporation wjth & capital!-
tation of 92SO.OOO.OOO or 9300,000,000
audwlth a total of about 13,000 mile
age.' The chief roads concerned in the pro
posed deal are: Missouri Pacific, St.
Louis, Iron Mountain t Southern Rail
way company; St. LouIb A Southwest
ern Hallway company, TexaB fe Pacific
Railway company, International &.
Great Northern railroad, Wabash rail
road company. Practically all of the
stock of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
6k Southern Railway company is al
ready owued by the Missouri Paolfio.
When seen at his home Mr. Gould re
fused to confirm or deny this report.
BETTER SALARY FOR MAYOR
Datrolt'i to Da Incraaiad From Ona to
A Lansing, Mich., special states that
thcblll to increase the salary of the
mayor of Detroit from 91,800 per year
to 15,000, which passed the house, was
passed by the senate by a vote of 34 to
1, and has gone to the governor for
approval. During tho debate on the
bill benator Helme of Adraln, the
leader of the democratic minority in
the senate, made u vicious attack on
Thomas Navln, airman of the re
publican city cor. mittee of Detroit.
He declared that the bill was part of a
scheme on the part of the chairman to
build up a great machine in Detroit,
and said that his fathrlng of it
should be enough to disun. it.
Cleveland Is glxty-Four.
A Trluceton.N. J.,dlspatoh of March
IS says: Ex-President Cleveland spent
this, his sixty-fourth birthday, at home
with Mrs. Clevolaud and their children,
lie entertains no callers. Congratula
tory telegrams in abundance were re
ceived from friends.
Memphis, lnd., was totally wiped out
by a disastrous tire which visited it
Maroh 18. Only ten residences were
left standing. Many are homeless.
The loss is estimated at 9200,000.
Weather Chiefs te Meet.
Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, under the auspices ot
Secretary Wilson, has called the tri
ennial convention ot weather bureau
ofllcials at Milwaukee, Wis., August 27
to 20 next. About 100 officials will be
present, Including Secretary Wilson,
Chief Moore and experts from the
Joseph Chamberlain, colonial secre
tary, has notified the house of com
mons that General Botha has rejected
the peace terms offered hlin
PASSES THE GAME BILL.
Banata Approves and It Ooes to the Gov
Lincoln, March 21. Th general
game law, which provides for a game
warden and throws protection about
the birds that makes Nebraska their
permanent or temporary home, waa
passed in the senate yesterday with
praotlcally no opposition. It was
pushed through without discussion
and hurried on to passage. Twenty
five votes were cast for the bill, more
than enough to have passed it with an
emergency clause had the houso been
considerate and left that clause at
tached. Aa the bill has now passed
both houses, it will go to the governor
for executive action.
The senate discussed a bill providing
for the sale of the governor's mansion
and recommended it for passage. Ex
Governor Crounse, the Introducer of
the bill, made a speech in favor of the
bill. Martin of Richardson, who was
a member of tho constitutional con
vention, also spoke in favor of the
strict adherence to the constitutional
provision providing state officers from
reoeivlng emoluments or perquisities
in addition to their salary.
A bill presented some time ago by
Governor Dietrich to enable Nebraska
City to refund 940,000 of "railroad bonds
that have been adjudged a valid Judg
ment against the precinct was passed.
Governor Dietrich presented a bill to
correct numerous errors in senate file
No. 74, a charter bill applying to cities
having 5,000 inhabitants and less than
20,000. The new 4)111 was Introduced
by Harlan of York and will be pushed
as rapidly as possible. The governor
had signed senate file No. 74, but he
deemed it best to correct the many
errors, one of which prohibits cities
from selling bonds at par, when it
should have read "less than par."
The house spent all day in commits
tee of the wliole. The members wero
not in a very savage mood, owing to
the late hours some of them kept in
the caucus. A considerable number of
bills on the sifting committee filo were
disposed of. Among these was one
specifying the manner in, which tho
Nebraska exhibit at tho Pan-American
exposition shall be managed.
A bill pushed by some of the mem
bers of the Omuha delegation amend
ing the Omaha city charter as regarda 1
the flro and pollen commission, was
postponed because the members found
it charged with matter of which they
were suspicious. The Omaha delega
tion was not united upon the measure,
ARTHUR EDWARDS DEAD.
For Years Editor of Northwestern Chris
Rev. Arthur Edwards, D. D., editor
of the Northwestern Christian Advo
cate, and widely known in Methodist
Episcopal church circles, died Wednes
day at his residence In Chicago, aged
sixty-six years. Dr. Edwards was born
in Norwalk, O., and was graduated
from the Wesleyan university of that
state soon after entering the Detroit
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church. At the outbreak of tho civil
war lie went to the front as a chaplain
bnt resigned after the battle of Gettys
burg to beoonae colonel of a cavalry
regiment. In 1804 be left the army
and became assistant editor of the
Northwestern Christian Advocate, in
which position he continued until 1872,
when he become editor-in-chief.
ARGO TRUST CASE.
Motion of tha Attorney General 1
The suit of the state against the
Argo Manufacturing company of Ne
braska City was called to the attention
of the supreme court March 10, by a
motion of Attorney General Prout to
strike out port of the answer of the
defendant. Tho part referred to seta
up the claim that the suit is criminal
iu nature and therefore should have
been instituted in the district court
and not in the supreme court. The
court passed on a similar allegation in
the Standard Oil company caws and
held that the suit was properly started
In the supreme court. The motion of
the attorney general was submitted.
NEWS BOILED DOWN.
Deputy United States Marshal Haw
ley of Cincinnati has left Columbus,
O., for Niles, Mich., with Charles John
son, arrested on the chnrge of wreck
ing the Niles National bank.
Desertions from the navy yard are
reported. The report that a heavy draft
of men wero to bo sent to tho Asiatic
squadron is given as tho probable
cause. The total number of deserters
1b said to be 81.
The Michigan house has passed a
bill authorizing the olty of Detroit to
raise 925,000 for the purpose of cele
brating its bi-century anniversary and
also tho bill abollshlug the Detroit
board of canvassers, lloth bills are
now ready for the governor's signa
ture. Artioles of incorporation have been
filed at Trenton, N. J., by the Ameri
can Can company, with an authorised
capital of 988,000,000 to manufacture
cans, receptacles ot allktndsand metal
ware. Of the capital stock 944,000,000
is to be preferred with 7 per cent cu
Trouble has broken out between the
cattle and sheep men on the range in
Colorado. Near Delta five masked
men shot 00 sheep belonging to A. 0.
Perkins which were in territory
claimed bv the cattlemen aa exclusive
gracing ground for cattle.
The will of General Harrison has
been probated. He leave the bulk of
his fortune to his wife as-d youngest
daughter, ne provided also for his
on Russell, and for his daughter's
(Mrs. MoKee) children, nis wealth is
variously estimated at 9250,000 to
KILLS HER (HILDRtN
The Awful Act of an Insane Mas
SHI TAKES EACH CHILD W ITS TURK
XlCeet Cones First, and on Through
tha List Tries to Knd Her Own 1.1 fa,
Bnt Hot Successful Ilnsband la
Frostralad Other News.
A Coldbrook, Mass., March 91 dls
patch says: Mrs. Lizzie Naramore
while in a fit of insanity, killed her
six children at her home, a farm house
half a mile from tills village, and then
tried to take her own life. The chil
dren ranged from ten years to a baby
of ten months, and their lives were
taken by the mother with an axe and
a club. She laid the blood-drenched
bodies on the beds, two on one bed
ann the other four on n bed in another
room, and then attempted ro take her
own life by cutting her throat with a
When discovered she was in the btd
on which the bodies of four children
wero lying. Although she cut a deep
gash in her throat and suffered the
loss ot much blood it is believed she
Frank Naramore, the husband and
father, left his homo at the usual hour
this morning to go to his work at a
sawmill, and at that time his wife did
nst attract his 'attention by acting
It is supposed the crime was com
mitted shortly after noon, the discov
ery being made by George Trashcr, an
employe'of a grocery store, who vlBltcd
the Naramore house about 2:45 p. m.,
for the purpose of delivering groceries
that had previously been ordered by
Mrs. Naramore. He returned to the
village and told of what he had seen.
A party of villagers made a hasty
visit to the place. The woman was alivo
but weak from loss of blood.
She says she expected the gash in
her throat would cause her death, and
that when her husband returned at
night lie would find all of the bodies
in the two beds. She appeared ration
al and displayed signs of sorrow for
the deed she had committed, although
she is unable to give any reason for
killing the children.
When Mr. Naramore reached the
house he was prostrated with grief by
the loss of his family.
RUNS INTO SWITCH.
Fireman Killed la Chicago Eastern Illi
The Chicago and Florida special on
the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, while
running thirty miles an hour, ran into
an open switch at Terre Haute, lnd.,
derailing the engine and four of the
six cars and killing the fireman, Sam
Cardeman, of Chicago. None of the
passengers were hurt, except the baby
of T. J. Delahunt. The child will prob
ably recover. Several of tho Pullman
cars were damaged, as the train dabbed
into some freight cars on a siding.
BRINGS CASE TO AN ISSUE
rrotest Made Against Faying Extra Su
The protest of Gustav A. Jahn A Co.,
of New York, against the assessment
of a countervailing duty on a lot of
Russian sugar imported bv them was
sent from the custom house to the
board of United States general apprais
ers, aud the next thing in order will be
a hearing before the board of classifi
cation of the general appraisers. The
sugar in question was produced and
refined in Russia, although it was
shipped via Hamburg. There were
8,088 bags in the lot and the invoice
waa 915,380 and the regular, that is,
ordinary duty as determined by polari
acoplo test, was 913,016.
The countervailing duty assessed
was 94,827. The regular and extra
duty together thus exceed the invoice
value of tho sugar. The question to
bo, passed .upon by the board of classifi
cation Is as to whether the payment
made by the Russian government when
the sugar was exported was in reality
a bounty, as contemplated by section
five, or merely a rebate of taxes al
lowed on goods exported.
Tlptou Is Iudloted.
At Buffalo, N. Y., the grand jury
hnR reported threo indictments against
John E. Tipton, secretary-treasurer of
tire switchmen's union of North Amer
ica, each charging grand larceny in
the second degree in having appro
priated money belonging to tho union
as follows: On February 8, 9240: on
February 10. 524, and on March 4, 9161.
The total shortage in his accounts is
said to.be 92,530.
Obliged to Ask Charity.
Mrs. J. O. Jenkins, widow of Abra
ham Lincoln's private secretary, was
an applicant for charity in Washing
ton recently. She appliod to Trustee
Glbneyfor transportation to Logans
port. She is sixty-four years ot age
and Is trying to reach friends at
Car Jumps tha Track.
A car on the Anderson & Indianapo
lis interurban line bound for Indian
apolis jumped the track at Summlt
vllle while running at a high rate of
peed. Six of the fifty passengers and
Motorman Trueblood were badly in
jured. Calls for Letter Box Bids.
The postofilce department has issued
a call for furnishing street letter
boxes to the government for the next
four years for use in cities throughout
the country. Tho proposals will be re
ceived until April 12 next.
STATE FAIR BUILDINGS
Home Approves an Appropriation far
Lincoln, March 22. The bill appro
priating funds for the purchase of a
site for the state fair was recommended'
for passage in the committee of the
whole of the house yesterday after
noon, carrying with it an appropria
tion of 935,000. The measure origi
nally carried an appropriation of
50,000, but the standing committee
amended this to 935,000, at which fig
ure it went through the committee.
The measure was altered slightly, be
ing changed from providing for the
purchase of the old fair grounds north
of the city sq that the board of public
lands and buildings shall have the
right to go Into tho open market and
select ground within three miles of the
The appropriation is left open for
the me of the board in purchasing
land, in constructing new buildings,
no limit being specified as to the
amount that may be used for either
purpose. A sharp fight on the bill waa
maintained by Representative McCar
thy, who was alone in his opposition.
The discussion lasted the entire after
noon and brought out muny interest
ing points. McCarthy insisted that
two years ago the Lancaster county
men promised that in consideration of
the permanent location of the fair here,
they would agree to donate the site.
The houso passed Scars' bill to per
mit the purchase of supplies for all the
state institutions a year ahead if the
board of purchase and supplies sees
fit to do so.
The benate spent a large part of the
day's session discussfng a bill author
izing three state officers to enter into
a compromise with Hartley's bondsmen
or the Omaha National bnnk or to set
tle suits in which the state seeks to
recover money alleged to be due. Ex
Governor Crounse was one who made
a strong speech in favor of the bill and
it was recommended for passage by a
majority large enough to indicate its
final passage. The senate bill author
izing the sale of the governor's man
sion was passed with a large vote in
its favor. The report of tho commit
tee on final adjournment was received
but no action was taken by the senate.
One of the interesting bills approved
in committee of the whole was Senator
Edgar's bill, senate file No. 05, defining
blackmail and extortion.
Governor Dietrich approved the fol
Senate filo No. 116, by Pitney, au
thorizing county boards to formulate
and enforce quarantine regulations to
Btamp out or prevent the spread of
House roll No. 51, by Mead, making
it unlawfully for anyone to accuse or
thereaten injury to person or property
with intent to extort money.
House roll No. 14, by Crockett, to
authorize the payment ot damages
arising from the opening or closing of1
roads to be paid out of the county gen-'
The governor has also approved sen
ate file No. 41, an act, providing for tha
sale of supreme court reports at 91.25
a volume, but his approval will not be'
placed before the legislature until to
day. Nebraska Postal Chances.
C. 0. Sprague of Red Bird has been
awarded the contract for carrying the
mall from Dorsey to Red Bird. The
postofllco at St. Michael will become a
money order office after April 1. Rural
free delivery service will be established
at Humboldt, Riclm.dson county, with
four carriers, II. L. Bcment, 0. M.
Hughes, George Gird nnd J. R. Gird.
They are to cover an area of 162 square
miles, bervlng a population of 2,850.
The postofllces at Eden and Middle
burg are to bo discontinued.
Succumbing to Blindness.
The Herald says that a letter just re
ceived in New York from Sir Edwin
Arnold shows that he has been obliged
to relinquish much of hia active liter
ary work owing to blindness.
In his letter he says:
"My condition would be a sad ona
without patience and resignation. I
never despair and go on with my work,
thanking heaven for my unimpaired
Edson Gould, former postmaster at
Bone Gap, Edwards county, Illinois,
pleaded guilty in the United States
district court in two counts in an in
dictment for embezzlement of money
order funds. The amount of embezzled
money was 8122. On ono count ho was
fined thin amount and on the other ho
was sentenced to six months in jail.
The embezzlement occurred about two
Dry Dock to Re Preserved.
The dry dock in Havana harbor, says
a Washington dispatch, which the
navy department refused to purchase,
will rema in there and be conducted aa
a private enterprise. A company will
be organized to construct anothor for
the use ot shipping coming into port.
Auburn Ianndry Burns.
At Auburn, Neb., on March 21, tha
steam laundry went up in smoke about
3 o'clock in the. morning. Building
and machinery are a total loss. The
building was lusured for 9300 aud the
maohlnery for 8800.
The battleship Massachusetts went
aground off Pensacolu while crossing
tho bar. The Kearsarge and Alabama
had crossed just ahead, but the Massa
chusetts took a sheer, left the channel
and went aground on split sand. The
vessels were started on a cruise of tho
An attempt to rob the Wapella, 111.,
bank waa frustrated by two young gen
tlemen who were awakened by the ex
plosion of the safe, and who opened
fire on the burglars who fled. No
saonev was taken.
WILL not mm
House Postpones Governor's Bill
to Reduce Clerk's Salary.
5PRKHER Of COLFAX COLLAPSES
Suddenly Overcome While Making
Speech Immediately Cared For by
Physicians and Taken to Govern
or's Mansion -Has Recovered,
It was the turn of the house Satur
day to give tho governor a shock, nnd1
this was done with tome delicacy
when the standing committee reported
his bill to make the clerk of the su-
prcme court a salaried officer. Tho'
bill had becu sent In accompanied by a
special message from Governor Diet
rich, who said he was anxious to have,'
the matter looked into by the legisla
ture. Tho standing committee re
ported it for indefinite postponement
and the house agreed. y
The house Saturday considered in'
committee of the whole the appropria
tion bill for current expenses of the
state government. The bill as drafted
"by the committee cnrrled an appropria
tion in round numbers of Sl,3."0,000. ib
was not materially changed in the
committee. The state university ap
propriation was not touched, except
to provide that a small appropriation
of 92,500 for the state entomologist
shall come out of the funds raised by
the one-cent levy set apart for that"
Eighteen bills passed was the record
made by the senate Saturday. Amongi''
the number passed some had a narrow!
escape from defeat. The bill author-
izlng three state officers to compromise!
suits brought by the state for the ro4
covery of money and tha bill nppro-j
printing money to reimburse state!
tocasurers for money paid out for guar-
antee bonds came in tills class.
The latter bill has now passed both
houses and will go to the governor for
approval. Tho other bill will huvc to
run the gauntlet in the house. Sena
tor Edgar's bill defining extortion and
blackmail was one of the Important
bills thai passed. This measure con
tains new und important legislation.
At present the statutes are almost si
lent on the subject of blackmail and
extortion but this law defines both,'
and declares violations of the law to
,be a felony. Tho penalty was amend
ed, however, to include either im
prisonment in tho penitentiary or a
fine of from 8200 to 8000.
The salary appropriation bill reached
the senate, but it can hurdly be con
sidered in committed of the whole be
fore Wednesday aud possibly not be
During the discussion of the bill in
troduced to reduce the foes of the Su
preme Court clerk, Representative
Sprechcr of Colfax was ovcrcoinc.whil
in the midst of his speech, by an ut
tack thnt rendered him uueouscious'
for an hour. He suddenly seemed to
Jose tho power of speech, grow very
pale, aud uttered the wordb, "'1 don't
Jmow," several times.
This caused the members to look ab
him und notice the very evldentchangc
In his uppeuranee. Those nearest to'
him went to his assistance Immediately1
and induced him to bo seated.
' He was able to resist their efforts
and while tho physician members of
the house wero making a hurried ex-
amination of his condition, he strug-1
gled to his feet and suld wildly that he
did not know what the members werej
voting on. Ho wus not able to keepup'
long and in a few moments he suuk to
the floor uuconsclous.
The physicians of tho house linme-;
dlatcly looked after and cared for Itlin,,
and he was removed to the governor's
mansion. Hu is able to be up and
around, and no further trouble Is an
ticipated. The trouble appears to bo of a nerv
ous character. Mr. Sprechcr has been
ono of the members of the house w ho
have endeavored to mnko n thorough'
study of all the measures that have
co.no up. He has worked very hard
and in doing this ho has kept late
hours. During tho early part of tho
season ho was busy preparing bills of
an intricate character. On one appor-!
tionment bill he spent 300 hours simply!
in preparatory study. His collapse, isj
believed to have occurred from tills
Klkhorn Freight Train Wrecked.
A wreck In tho freight yards of the
filkhorn at Kremont. Neb., derailed
Seven cars. A special freight fron
Omaha was putting a number of cars
on tho sidetrack when Mm engine und
about 15 curs wero coupling up to the
Arain again. At a signal from the rear
bretikmuu the front end hrt'iikinnn had
the bulk of the truln U'tuclicl from
(the engine. The cars were sent" down
at n moderate rate of .peed, but thoyj
could not be stopped before striking'
tho rear of the train. Seven ears were
derailed aud more or !.. damaged.
No one was Injured.
Murdered at HU Home.
Hugh Noe, a telephone lineman, of
Newport, Tenn., was killed by a mem
ber of a party which attacked tho
house in which hu boarded. The at-i
tuckers stoned the house and Noe
went w nit iiuor uno was met ry an
unknown man who cut his throat from
ear to ear.
The battleship .Massachusetts, which
vent aground In Prmisncnla hart or,
hns got out of her perilous position
and joined the vjvi''rtin,
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