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Red Cloud Chief.
Tho Cnpo to Cnlro rnllwny Ir n
present being extended from Dulu.
wnyo to Wnnkl, n place about 200 miles
further north, where h great conl dis
covery tins Just been mnde. It bus also
been found tlmt tho Zambesi can ltd
much more easily crossed at this poln'
than nt the point originally selected.
When u popular young author cninc
to see William M. EvnrtH, while ho waB
decretory of state, In behalf of a con
sulship for which ho was an applicant
Mr. EvnrtH congratulated him on tho
fame which he had acquired, but has
tened to add: "Although you hnvo
laurels on your brows, I suppose you
-nn't browse on your laurels."
Ilaron Wllhelm von Hothschlld, who
recently died at Frankfort, was ono of
the few rich men who make It a rule
of their lives to give nway one-tenth
of tholr Income In charity. He was not
only a religious observer In all respects
of the ancient Mosaic. Inw, but ho was
a profound Tnlmudle scholar, having
devoted n treat part of his tlmo to
careful and systematic studies of the
A queer Instance of Improper In
fluence said to have been exerted upon
n Juryman comes from Now Haven.
The Jury In a certain civil case went to
Fnli haven to visit the houso of the
dofendants. There, according to tho
counsel for the plalntlff.ono of tho par
ties to tho suit gavo one of the Jurors
a piece of plo. This piece of plo Is the
ground upon which n motion to set
aside tho verdict Is founded.
There was a substantial Increase In
the traffic through tho Suez canal In
1899. Three thousand five hundred and
three vessels passed through the canal
In 1898; In 1899 tho number was In
creased to 3.C07, representing an In
crease of 104 vessels and a gain of
C07.017 tons. The averago tlmo con
sumed In passing through tho eannl In
1899 was eighteen hours and thirty
eight minutes, about half an houi
longer than was necessary during the
Kansas City, Mo., Is claiming to be
a great fruit distributing point, and
In proof of the same "points with
prldo" to theao two consignments: In
ono day 1,000,000 bananas were re
ceived from the tropics and on Marcii
4 2,000,000 orangeB tamo In, tho ship
ment being mado from I.os Angeles.
Cnl. This orango train was composed
of twenty-eight cars and a caboose.
There were 3G4 boxes of oranges to
tho car, making 10,192 boxcH In nil.
Off Cerlgo, the Island nt the southern
end of Greece, divers are bringing up
art treasures that were sunk 200 years
before Christ. LuclHn tells of n ship
laden with art spoils that went down
on tho voyage from Athens to Homo,
and It Is believed that tho wreck has
been found now. Besides many bronzo
statuettes a llle-slzc bronze statue re
sembling the Hermes of Prnxlteles,
has been brought up. Some objects
aro excellently preserved, but others
Three children, n boy and two girls,
brother ami slaters, hnvo hud a terrible
avalanche experience at Ornon. The
children, neither of whom was more
than 10, were overwhelmed, and tho
brother wns carried over a precipice
300 feet high and burled under tons of
snow, ko and rocks, his body not yet
having been recovered. One of the girls
was thrown Into a shallow crevasse,
whenco she managed to extrlcato her
self. The other girl caught at a tree
as she was falling nnd mnnaged to hold
on to It. For half an hour she clung
to the branches, with n drop of 300
feet below, until her sister succeeded
In obtaining assistance. When sho
was ultimately rescued by n man who
was lowered over the precipice by a
rope, Bho was In on exhausted condi
tion, nnd collapsed on being brought
to solid ground.
Tho Insurance companies huvc come
to n now decision with regard to tho
granting of policies to tho crowned
heads of Europe since the death of
King Humbert. They nro willing to
liiBtiro them against nil risks, save that
of assassination, nt a slightly higher
rate than that exacted from ordinary
Individuals, This higher rate Is pre
sumably demanded In view of tho fact
that royal blood is supposed to be vi
tiated and Impoverished. Klnng Milan,
about four months ago, endeavored to
Insure IiIb life. Iltit although ho was
a mere ex-king, the companies to
which ho nppllcd would only consent
to glvo him a policy with tho special
assassination clause, which he declined,
and his son, tho present king, when ho
attempted a short time ago to Insurq
his life in favor of Queen Draga, fnlled
to come to any understanding with the
company, owing to tho bamo stipula
tion. Hy tho will of tho late Franklin II
IllBhop of Russell, Mass., tho Stato ot
Massachusetts Is mado his residuary
legatee. Tho will reads: "As I have
no relatives on whom I enro to bestow
my goods and estates, after tho pay
ment of my Just debts and funornl ex
penses I glvo all tho reslduo of my es
tato to tho Commonwealth of Massa
chusetts to Its solo use and behoof for
ever." Tho executor says that when
the eetutojB settled tho,Commonwealth
will receive about $7,000. Mr. Bishop
was n prominent citizen of Hussoll and
an ardent ndmlrur of his state.
HAD HIM MARKED
Now Sensation in the Cocbol
COVERKOR TAYLOR KNEW OF THE PLOT
I'rcdlcted nival' Death Former Itera
tive Uradtcy n Witness In tho Goebel
Case DIITcreut I'hase on
At Frankfort, Ky., Ex-Governor
Bradley, who was chief council for ox
Oov W. S. Taylor In tho guborna
torlal contest cum before the legisla
ture last year, gave sensational testi
mony In tho trial of Cnpt. (Jarnett I).
Ripley, who Is charged with conspiracy
with others, to bring about the mur
der of William (loubol. Mr. Bradley
detailed a conversation which ho snlil
he had with Captain Hlpley while the
.latter was in charge of ills military
enmp during the occupnny of the state
cnpitol by tho Taylor troops Inst spring,
In which Ripley told him of frequent
conferences with Governor Taylor
prior to tho hilling. Tho witness said
that Ripley told him bo wan In the ex
ecutive ofllcc the day before the shoot
lng'and complained to Taylor because
he had not called out ills (Ripley's)
company nna asked when ho should
have the capltol ready. Taylor replied:
"My God, haven't you brought them
yet? Goebel will not live twenty-four
hours." or "cannot live twenty-four
hours. I hnve forgotten which ho
said," declared the witness.
.lodge W. II, Yost, associate counsel
with Brndley in the contest case, ac
cording to the witness, .ras present,
and heard the conversation.
In response to n question as to
whether he (witness) heard of any con
spiracy to kill Mr. Goebel, the witness
stated Hint on January 2ft, the day the
trainload of mountaineers arrived,
some one, he could not now recall who,
told him that parties In the crowd
were waiting in front of the state
house to kill Goebel.
The defense asked witness if he
knew anything of any connection to
Ripley with the occurrences, llradley
said Ripley had none so far ns he
knew. He sold Ripley's company was
disbnnded about that time.
A number of other witnesses were
examined during the day.
APOSTLE OF CHURCH DYING
George Q. Cannon Dangerously 111 nt
George Q. Cannon of Snlt Lake, one
of the apostles of the Mormon church,
is seriously ill nt Monterey, Cal., and
his death is momentarily expected. Mr.
Cannon, accompanied by his wife and
physician, went to Monterey nbout
two weeks ago, suffering from a nerv
ous affection. His sickness assumed a
serious form about one week ago and
members of the family were summoned
from Salt Lake. Former United States
Senator, Frank .1. Cannon, his son, has
arrived from Washington, nnd there
are now nt the bedside, in addition to
his wife, who Is a daughter of llrlgham
Young nnd her two children, three
grown sons of Apostle Canuon and his
RIOTERS STONE A CONVENT
Frlou Anti-Clerical Uprising In liuenoa
A dispntch from Buenos Ayrea says:
(Serious unti-clcrlcnl riots have oc
curred at San Pablo, in the state of
Santiago del Estero, They were caus
ed by the presentation of tho Spauish
drama, "Electra," by Perez Galdos,
which recently caused disturbance in
Spain. There was great excitement
during tho performance, nnd nt the
end tho audience rushed out nnd
marched through the streets uttering
cries against the clergy. They marched
to the convent of San Benito and
and stoned it. The police finally dig.
persed the rioters and arrested many
FAMILY LOST IN LANDSLIDE
rather, Mother anil Four Children Killed
Near Cripple Creek.
The family of James Smith, consist
ing of the father, mother nnd four
children, were Instantly killed In their
home at Cripple, Creek, Colo., by the
sliding of the huge dumpof the Granite
mine. Tho Smith houso was located
just below the bnse of tho dump. The
recent snows havo softened tho dump
so that the top suddenly slid down,
crushing the houso and burying its
inmates. Hundreds men are now
digging the dirt and rock nway, hut It
is not tnougnt possible that any of the
victims will be found nllve.
Would Danish Crlmlnnli.
lllshnp Turner of the African Metho
dist church, who has been conducting
services among tho negro churches at
Macom, Ga., openly advocates tho ban
ishment of nevro criminals. He thinks
the United States government should
send nil negro criminals to Africa.
Increase In Fostnl Iterrlpts.
The gross postal receipts for Inst
month for tho llfty largest postoftiees
in the country show an Increase of
11.4 per cent, over the corresponding
month of last year. The most remark
able Increases are U0.S per cent at In
dianapolis nud 41.5 at Louisville.
There are seven ollleos whose receipts
decreased, the most notable being
Lowell, Mass,, with 8 per cent; Balti
more decreased almost one-half per
cent; Now York showed an increase of
0.3 and Chicago an increase of 2l.0,
COMMITTEE FROM CUBA.
Island Constitutional Convention Will
Bend Due to Confer With I'reildent.
Infornihtlon has been received nt tho
wnr department to tho effect that tho
Cuban Constitutional convention is
contemplating sending a committee
hero to consult the president and sec
retary of war regarding tho Plntt
amendmeut nnd tho relations of the
United States with Cuba. While it is
known that the administration would
prefer to havo the convention nccept
tho Piatt nmendent instead of sending
such a committee, it would rather the
committee should visit this country
nnd discuss the subject than that tho
I'latt amendment should bo rejected.
The commlttco will visit this coun
try upon Its own responsibility, as nn
Invitation to come might imply a dis
position upon tho part of this govern
ment to make concessions. It has been
suggested that some of the most radi
cal opponents of the United States con
trol members of the committee, in or
'dor Hint they might nsccrtnin definite
ly what the situation is in the United
States. There has been some discussion
as to what such a commission can ac
complish by coming here.
MISERY IN HOMES OF POOR
Appeal to I'resldent McKlnley From
Scnor Santiago Eglc&las, delegate of
tho federation of labor of I'orto Rico,
who arrived in New York on tho
steamer I'oncc, from San Juan, is the
bearer of a petition from the working
men of I'orto Rico to President Me
Klnlcy. In this petition which bears
0,000 signatures, tho I'orto Ricans say:
"Misery with all its horrid conse
quences, in spreading in our homes
with wonderful rapidity. It has al
ready reached such an extremo that
many workers are starving to death,
while others who hnvo not the courage
to see their mothers, wives, sisters and
children perish by hunger, commit
suicido by drowning themselves in tho
rivers or hanging themselves frojn
brunches of trees.
KNOX MEMBER OF CABINET
Attorney General Knox Take the Oath
Mr. Philander C. Knox of Pittsburg,
who succeeds Attorney General Griggs
at the head of the department of justice
was sworn in at Washington on tho
10th and is now in the cabinet room of
the White house. There were present
President McKlnley, Phlluuder Knox,
jr., Mr. Knox's youngest son, nnd
Justice Shirns of the supreme court,
who adinlnisteted the oath. Justice
Shiras is an old friend of the new
French Officer nt White House.
The officers and chief midshipmen
of tho French school ship, Uugue
Tronln, Captain Howettc, which is ly
ing nt Annapolis wcro presented to the
president recently by M. Cnmbon, the
French ambassador. The president
greeted thorn very cordiully and chat
ted with the ambassador and the Ul
cers for ten minutes. After leaving
the White house they went to the navy
department to call upon Secretary
Long. They later visited the navy
Frlionor Shot Down.
Excitement runs high in Dickcrson,
N. I)., as a result of the work of Sheriff
Godall and a posse of deputies. The
sheriff learned that a man named Me
Peak alias Jim McCartney, wanted in
Montana and Dakota for a long time,
wns near Dickinson. He secured a
posse wont after McPcak and arrested
him on a charge of horse stealing.
Luter McPeak attempted to escape and
was shot dead. His body was taken tc
Dickinson by the officers.
Ilreuks Carrier ltecnrd.
The steamship Ithein, which arrived
recently in New York from Bremen
broke the record ns a passenger car
rier. Resides her crew which numbered
over 400, she had 2,MU passengers. Of
the latter but fifty-three in the cabin.
The 2,449 steerage passengers were
landed at Ellis Island. The highest
number of passengers of the third class
which had previously arrived at till
port on a single steamship was 2,200.
Conspiracy Against Mataafa.
The Rerllner Tngcblatt prints a
communication from Apia, dated
February 20, the writer of which
asserts that about tho end of last year
a conspiracy developed against Chief
Mataafa and the German government
in the whole island of Savii, but that
the bklllfuluess of tho governor quelled
the outbreak without bloodshed.
nenry Claymler, formerly chief of
the Milwaukee fire department, drop
ped dead of heart failure in a turklsh
bath establishment at M llwaukee.
The municipal council of New York
nt a recent meeting adopted tho reso
lution ot the board of aldermen giving
tho thanks of the elty i Andrew Car
negie for hlb gift of 85,200,000 for six.
President W. E. Coftln of tho Iowa
Loan and Trust company of Dos
Moines, says that a complete examin
ation of tho company's books showed
tho shortage of Assistant Cashier Ben
jamin Grayson, who was found dead
recently, to bo 81,000.
Reports to tho American Agricultur
ist from its corps of county observers,
cerefully consolidated into stnto nver
ages, show a condition of wheat high
er than has been noted at this time in
the last ten years with tho exception
of 1801. The general average, as not
ed for the whole belt, is 0.S3,
Agod Citizen Burned to Death
CLOTHING CATCHES FIRE MYSTERIOUSLY
Flame Spread Quickly, hot Help Ar
rive and They are Kitlngulshed
A Hasting Man Dangerously In
jured In Machinery Ueltlng.
Mrs. Sarah Klnkcnd, cighty-two
years of age, died at Plattsmouth ns a
result of a frightful accident she met
with. She has been making her homo
with Mrs. Seldenstrlcknr. While in
tho kitchen Mrs. Seldcnstrlcker heard
a loud scream and rushing to the door
was horrified to see Mrs. Kinkead run
ning towards her enveloped in a mass
of llamcs. When the unfortunate wo
man reached the houso she fell head
long to the floor. The flames were
quickly extinguished, but her body
was burned almost to a crisp, death re
sulting a few hours luter. How her
clothing caught fire U a mystery. It
is thought, however, that she stepped
on a match, Igniting her bklrts, and
when she went out Into the ynrd the
wind fanned the blaze nnd caused it to
spread rapidly. The deceased leaves
four grown children.
FALLS FROM TOP OF CAR
Man Dentine His Way on the Klkhorn In
Word has been received that F. E.
Moore, who left Fremont, Neb., re
ecntly on a westbound freight train on
the Klkhorn railroad, was killed be
tween Tildcn aud Oakdnlo by falling
from the top of u car. Moore was ac
companied byT. P. McKinney, a tramp
printer, who has been at Fremont dur
ing the past two months. They were
uu wieir way to utsper, where they ex
pected to find work of some kind.
Mooro struck Fremont last Tuesday
evening, claiming to be from Council
IHufTs. Ho remained ubout twenty
four hours, and in that time fell In
with McKinney and a number of oth
ers. The two men made the plan to
get out of town and left on the freight
CAUGHT IN THE BELTING
Accident at Hastings Muy Cost Man Ills
J. F. Fairman.who runsn large tank
factory nnd planing mill on South Lin
coln avenue at Hastings met with
a serious nccldcnt which may cause his
death. He was at work in his factory
nnd while moving about he tripped
nnd fell upon a large heavy belt which,
with lightning rapidity, carried him
to tho pulley where he was held
crushed between the pulley nnd belt
until the pressure forced the beft off
onto the shnft. When Mr. Fairman
was rescued he was in a critical con
dition, as his left shoulder and leftside
were badly bruscd. At the time of
the accident the machinery was being
driven by a thirtv-horse power engine
at full speed.
Margaret Hotsack of Indlanola, la., Coll
tjr of Murder.
Mrs. Margaret Hossack of Indlanola,
Iowa, wife of a wealthy farmer, was
found guilty of the murder of her hus
band on the night of December 1 last,
and sentence was fixed by the jury ut
life imprisonment In the penitentiary.
For two weeks tho trial has been pro
gressing in Warren county under the
guidance of the ablest attorneys in
tho state. Tho evidence wns all cir
Ingall For an Income Tax.
President M. E. Ingalls of the Big
Four road, speaking at a dinner of the
Knife and Fork Club at Kansas City,
advocated the income tax and the
franchlso tax. "We are just learning
that a franchise tax is tho easiest col
lected of anv. I lmvi liUvnvs lullnvl
'in an income tax and have thought the
aecisiou oi the supreme court against
its constitutionality was one of the
most unfortunate occurrences of the
Want Share of Million.
Action wus begun in the United
States court at Hartford, Conn., by
Mrs. Helen Pottshall of New York for
the recovery of her alleged share in
tho millions of the late George F.
Oilman of Bridgeport. Mrs. Hall de
clares that she Is the adopted daughter
of Mr. Oilman, nnd brings her action
against tho Bridgeport Trust company
as administrator of the Oilman estate
and ngainst Georgo W. Smith of
Bridgeport, as receiver.
Found Dead In the Wood.
Alexander McRoblc, nge.l seventy
one, for many yenrs prominent in St.
Joseph, Mo., business circles, was
found dead In the woods near Graham,
Mo., having been shot through the
heart. It is believed he accidentally
killed himself while hunting.
Killed hy Knockout Drops,
John P. Smith, former mayor ot Ft.
Worth, Tox., died tho victim of knock
out drops administered by unknown
persons in a saloon near union station.
Tho police aro at sea as to who drug
ged Mr. Smith. Ho had a wide ac
quaintance throughout the west and
his death has created a great sensation.
New Itullroud Tax Hill,
The houso ,of tho Michigan legisla
ture passed tho Chandler railroad nd
valorem tax bill, whlc. nlso provides
for taxation nccordlng v. the ud valo
rem system of public utilities.
DUEL ON MOUNTAIN TOP.
Nhertfr rosse and Desperados Hare a
llattlo In Kentucky.
Two men were killed and two
wounded in n light between Sheriff
John V. Wright and his deputies on
ono side and the desperadoes who
robled and murdered Mrs. Jcmlmi
Hall and her son on the other. Tho
fight occurred on the mountain be
tween Boone's Fork nnd -Millstone
ciock In Kentucky.
Wright land his posse stnrtcd out
months ago to capture tho gang who
cruelly tortured tho aged widow and
after securing her money murdered
her and her son and burned her .body
with the little hut in which sho lived.
Clticns have been dally expecting
to hear of n pitched battle between
the two crowds, which havo already
had several small scrimmages.
John nnd Morgan Reynolds, Isaac
and Creed Potter nnd George Newsomo
were located by tho posse in a rcn
desvouz on the top of tho mountain.
Morgan Reynolds, Newsome nnd Isaac
Potter went nway, and while they
were gone the olllcers surrounded the
house and found Creed Potter and
Reynolds, and all them, ten in num
ber, and then opened llred.
The desperadoes replied with rifles
and revolvers nnd more than 300 shots
were exchanged ut a distance of less
than twelve steps. John Reynolds re
ceived a serious If not futal wound in
the left shoulder and retreated, leav
ing Potter alone. The hitter's ammu
nition soon gave out, and he, too, went
llltO hiditlL'. Of tin- nnsKP Will Vrlrlit.
aged eighteen, nnd Isaac Millard, aged
twenty-one, were killed. A third man
nnmed Osborne was siruck in the right
leg nnd severely hurt.
Young Wright, who was killed at
the first fire, joined tho posse about a
month ago and to nvengo the murder
of his father, W. S. Wright, whom the
gang assassinated. it was nt first
feared tho posse had been defeated,
and Governor Beckham was wired to
send state troops to capture the gang.
When it was learned, however, that
the posse had been victorious, another
message was sent to the governor to
the effect that no troops i were needed.
FEAR HE HAS BEEN DROWNED
Cuming County Farmer Mysteriously
News has reached West Point, Neb.,
of the mysterious disuppeur.ince of
Henry Harstlck, jr. He went duck
hunting nnd falling to return n search
was mudc which ended In the finding
of his boat which contained his gun
nnd several ducks on the Eikhorn
river. It is not known whether he
has been drowned or is still nllve
Searchiug parties hnve been out try
ing to find some trace of him but
were unsuccessful. He is a prominent,
well to-do farmer living south of town,
and leaves a wife and three children.
MEET DEATH IN AVALANCHE
UnverMt-d Itoport of a Great Disaster In
A report from Buena Vistn, Col., says
that a nuge avalanche, sweeping every
thing before It. enme down Italian
mountain, in Taylor park, nbout forty
miles wese of theie and that several
lives were lost. Owing to tho great
distance of the mountain from uny point
of communication with the outside
world and tho vast amount of snow on
the ranges between Buena Vista nnd
the mountain several days may elnpst
before the facts aro learned.
Will Replenish the Treusury.
Governor Allen of Porto Rico wns
with the president for a short time dis
cussing affairs relative to tho island.
The governor said that tho low condi
tion of tho municipal treasuries was
due to the lack of itn adequate system
of municipul taxation, but tho new tax
law which had recently gono into ef
fect would replenish the treasuries.
Governor Allen will return to I'orto
Rico May 1.
Co Into Hysteric.
Seventy-five students of the Armour
nstitute at Chicago, wearing night
gowns outside their garments, took
possession of nsouthslde elevated train
and before they wore ejected by the po
lice they caused several women pas
sengers to go into hysterics and other
wise created pandemonium in geucral.
The students were celebrating the gift
of 51,000,000 to the institute by the
Klght-Yenr Old Hoy Hero.
A Monon local train, containing
many passengers, wns prevented from
crush in 7 through a burning bridge
fifty foot high near Frankfort,
Indiana, by Milo Hughes, nn eight
year old boy. At the risk of his life
he remained on the track until he at
tracted the attention of the engineer
who stopped the train a dozen feet
from the bridge.
Mnrthil Law Abolished.
Governor Hunt of Idaho has Issued a
proclamation abolishing martial law
in Shoshone county. Ho recites the
circumstances under which martial law
was proclaimed there, and sets forth
that he ha3 recently made a personal
investigation and found the county
prosperous and peaceful. Martial law
was proclaimed May 4, 1800, following
the riots of April 20.
Home ftir Old IVoplo.
Frank H. Cooper, u millionaire mer
chant of Chicago, started for Holland
whole ho will dedicate on May 8, a
home for old people In Akkrum, in tho
province of Frleslnnd, where ho was
Viicclno for Blackleg.
The department of tho Interior Is re
ceiving a large number of requests for
vaeciuo for use in treating blackleg
among cattle. Tho vaccine Is sent out
by the department of agriculture and
the mistake as to tho department has
caused considerable extra labor.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH
Hf Tronhle In the Disturbed District of
A Wallace, Idaho, dispatch says: Jack
Powell was shot and killed at Mullen
by Deputy Sheriff Williams. Three
men fired from ambush nt Deputies
Rose and Williams wounding Rose
twice In the right arm nnd once in the
right thigh. Williams fired six or
seven shots nt the Hashes and fatally
wounded l'owo'l. Martial law, which
has beed in fotce in Shoshonci county
since tho Bunker Hill and Still Ivan con
centrator was blown up on April 20, .
1800, was abolished recently by Gover
nor Hunt. Threats had been made
that with the abolition of martial law
all who served as olllcers under it
would be "done up,,' nnd it is stated
these olllcers never went out alone af
l'nnloned hy tho l'resldent.
An order has been issued by Trcsi
dent McKlnley directing that the pris
oners at Alcatro7, California, belong
ing to volunteer regiments sentenced
for minor offenses be released. This
is done to enable the men to go home
with their regiments. The order reads v,
that the release shall take place on the
date on which the regiment to which
the prisoner formerly belonged is
mustered out. There arc about 2ft0
general prisoners on the islnnd who
will be affected by the order.
Arsenic In the Dye.
Carrie Scott, of Denver, aged eight,
is dcad,-and her sister Edna, aged lour,
is in a critical condition us tho result
of eating cundy caster eggs which had
been colored with dyes containing
Iluslnes Man a Hulclde. "f
C. R. Blackman of Ida Grove, la.,
one of the best known business men in
northeastern Iowa, committed suicide
by shooting himself. Financial troubles
was the cause. He was a prominent
NEWS IN BRIEF
The first renl sign of spring atllurl
Ington wns the arrival of a blind man
with u hand organ.
Charles E. Magoon of Lincoln has
been re-appointed law officer, division
of insular affairs.
Tho American Cigar company has
been absorbed by the American Tobac
Two Burlington freights collided
head on near Creston, la., demolishing
both engines nnd a dozen or more ear6.
At Stevenson, Wash., James P. Greene
was found guilty of murder in the first
degree for killing F. T. Benjamin at
Underwood's Landing March 20.
Captain Hitcher of the First cavnlry
now stationedl at the Presidio, San
Francisco, is to succeed Captain Goode
as superintendent of tho Yellowstone
An electric car on tho high line of
the Cripple Creek district railway
jumped the track. The motorm.in and
ten pnssengers were injured. J. A.
McClure, a miner, will die.
The Cuban constitutional convention
has decided to send a commission to
Washinirton to reach the best, nossiblu
agreement with tho president, and re
port ouck to the convention.
Alfred Alexander, father of Fred
Alexander, the negro burned at the
stake at Leavenworth, Kan., has filed
information against William Forbes
and others. He wants the court to v
A scaled metallic box containing the
ashes of tho Into Cnpt. I .W. Marshall,
who died at Los Angeles, Cal., arrived
at Plattsmouth the other day, ad
dressed to Mrs. Lodlskn Hayes, a
duughtcr of the deceased.
Stricken with remorse after a night's
bout with convivial companions, Mrs.
Eugenia Godfrey of Warsaw, Ind.,
committed suicide by taking morphine.
She was divorced from her husband a
few months ago.
The dead body of Evan Bledsaw, a
feudist, wns found near Sneedvllle, -4
Tenn., sitting in an upright position
against n treo with the right hand
grasping a rlllo. It is believed he was
shot from the rear.
The theory that women will vote
just as their husbands or brothers do
was knocked out In Hutchinson. There
the republican ticket had a majority
of 211 of the malo vote, but the wom
en gave the Citizens' or "dry" ticket
a mnjority of 403.
In the United States superior court
at New Orleans Judge Parlange handed
down a decision dismissing the suit
brought by the Boer representatives to
prevent the shipment of mules nnd
horses out of New Orleans to the Brit
ish army in South Africa,
Major Barnard B. Evans of Columbia,
S. C., Is under arrest for having shot
to death Captain J. J. Grlfiln, commer
cial agent of the Norfolk &. Western
rallrond. The two were alone in Major
Evans' apartments. Evans decl.rh
Grillin killed himself. Both had Dccn
drinking heavily. The prominence of
the parties makes the nffulr highly sen
Arlstocratto Funeral of a Dog.
At Wichita on Wednesday a dog was f
burled In n line coffin with a satin pil
low under his head, and tho coffin was
covered with flowers. The dog was not
tho smashed nose pet of somo wife
who doesn't love her husband, but a
setter belonging to a man who hunts,
and who says It was tho best dog in
tho world. Kansas City Journal.
Adna Dobson has been nppolnted
unto engineer r.nd secretnry of tho
5t,nJft,ftbank,ns lKWd' The Position says
$1,800 a year. '
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