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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1901)
IT IS A RUINED (ITY
City of Jacksonville Scono of
rati toss is tin mium dollars
fcnmcirtct rnlnltlii, tlul Nothing Dellnlte
Known (loternor Declare Mnrllitl
1jit nnd lluriinil IIMtrlil I'ntml-
led- Meutiri fur l(lliif.
Jacksonville' frrvnt lire, which be
Ran Friday bus burned Itself out. One
hundred mill forty-eight blocks of a
beautiful city have been luiil waste.
Tlii loss will not In: known, even ap
proximately, for it week, hut it In be
lieved It will nmovnt lo Slo.ooo.ooo.
There nre innnv rumors ullout of loss
of llfn, but ah every undertaker in tli
city wns biirnril out It Is almost lin
IM)s.slblu to obtain tin otllelul report.
One story which Is persistently reiter
ated Is to Hid effect that a p.nty of
mcii and women driven to the docks by
the lire wore compelled to jump Into
the water niitl that several of tliein
were drowned. Mrs. Ilogun. a negto
woman, won burned in her limi.-c and
her charred remains ueio burled by
The burned district Is thirteen blocks
wide and two miles long and etvnds
from the St. Johns river, whete It
burned ten blocks to the water's edge
to Catherine street, 011 the cast. Or
ange on the north and Davis to the
west. Thin immense 111 ca was swept
as clean as a floor.
The city Is under iiiaitinl law. and
all of the available state militia is on
duty in the streets. Some older is be
ing brought out of thi confusion..
Jacksonville In facing the emergency1'
calmly and has organized for icllof
Ten thousand people aie homeless
ml many of them left for St Angus
line and othur coast clli s and nearby
towns, while numeious ilvcrcraft took
ninny to little places on the St. Johns
river. Supply stations have been
established In various parts of the city
and have been thronged uith the
hungry. The action of Secret irv of
War Knot In tendering the use of' the
barracks at Fort Itnrraiieis. near St
Augustine, was received with gratl
Hide on every side. The cast train,
leaving here at s o'clock thlNaflcrnoju
earned ",000 people to St. Augustine,
who hope to receive, temp ir.uy shelter
lioin the government.
A committee was appointed at a
meeting of the citizens to wire the
governors of various stales to send all
tents they can spare. It w ill be weeks
before anything like permanent shelter
can be secured fore the homeless
thoiiKnndsand JaeltMciville for sonic
time to come will ho a city of tents.
CLOSE DOWN THEIR WORKS
Slilkn In Nittloniil Cunli KfRlitrr Kuclory
A Dayton, ().. dispatch say: 'Ow
ing todillicultv with our moulders the
factory will be closed till further no
tice." That is the notice tliat was n-iid by
the a.nou employes or the National eas'h
register factory icccntly on the var
ious bulletin boards in the factory, and
the workmen went home.
A few days ago four moulders were
discharged, the ollleiuls say, for cause,
and the foundrymen struck for their
reinstatement. Then the polishers
joined for the return of the men and
threatened a sympathetic strike. The
otllcors announced that if the polish
ers st ruck they would close the fac
tory, for "an Indefinite period." The
polishers struck, and detiue their posi
tion by declaring that the four mould
cs were unjustly discharged.
HAS RACE WITH TORNADO.
Twitter Thrrnten Train Nenr llmlln,
A small but genuine tornado tote
things in a lively way het ween Juniata
and Hastings. Neb., Saturday after
noon. A lturlingtou train Into Hast
ings had quite n race with the twister
which fortunately veeicd before reach
ing the track. The people of Hastings
bud noticed the funnel shaped cloud
nnit were prepared for it. The storm
just touched the west edge of town
and destroyed a number of outhouses
and barns. The course of the tornado
wan from the southwest to the north
east. FOUND "DEAD IN A FIELD.
Lightning Fnilmlily Ciimcd Dcnlh of
(luge. County .Mini.
Henry Hausjurgin, living a short
distance northwest of I'lckrell. Neb.,
was found dead in his Held. It is
nuppnsed he was killed by lightnln".
Ills team with which lie had I ecu list
ing corn came home without him and
a search resulted in the llnding of Ids
dead body. No marks were found on
Ids body excepting his mustache was
, I'opnlntlnn of I.11111I011 1,5:111,11:11.
The population, including the city
of London and twenty-eight metro
politan boroughs, the whole forming
what, is termed the administrative
country of London, is now l.,VJ7,(n.
This Isau Incrcuseof :I0S,177 since the
last census In I8UI.
Miner I Killed,
While coming up through the Dela
ware shaft at Lead, S. I)., operated by
the (iolden Reward Company, Henry
n.iuielson fainted away and "his head
was crushed between thu cage and
igrf niMniiiiiiiii liAiiijjj' - ''ifiWiViiiii
PENSIONS FOR EMPLOYES
Illinois Ccntrnl t'nnipnny Announce nn
President Sluyvosant Fish of the
Illlnoh Central has, after a conference
with A. J. Ilanrahan, vice president
nnd general manager, Issued a circular
announcing a (icnslon plan for thu
4t),(MM) employes of the company.
The plan, which is to take effect
July I, Is more liberal In Its provisions
than has heretofore been adopted by
any other road. The company starts
with a gift of S'.T.O.OOO and in addition
will each year make an appropriation
of nn amount not to exceed 8100,000.
The pension allowances are on the
For each year of service an allowance
of 1 per cent of the nverage regular
monthly pay received for tho ten years
preceding retirement. Thus, if nn
employe has been in the service for
forty years and has received on an
average for the last ten years 830 a
month his pension would be 40 per
cent of S.'iO or S'JO per month.
TOURING TEXAS PLAINS
I'rrililent In the 1 1 our t of tho ('.rent
Out of Dixie the presidential party
traveled Friday into the heart of the
great southwest. After leaving New
Orleans, beautiful llayou Toche, the
home of the Arcadians and the waving'
rice Ileitis of Texas whirled by just at
the peep of day, too early to be seun,
by the president.
I'util Austin was reached, the train
passed in succession thiough the cotton
licit of Texas, the rich agricultural re
fj Ion beyond the llrnos river, known
as the black prairie, much wooded
country and line grazing laud. The
president has had his first glimpse of
long-horned Texas cattle and plot
urcMiic cowboys 011 western range
horses, (iovernor Saycrs and other
prominent, state olllcors met the presi
dent at Houston and accompanied him
lo Austin. The feature of the day at
Austin was a reception. After the re
ception Mr. anil Mrs. McKlnley with
the ladles of the cabinet. dined inform
ally at the governor's mansion, later
leaving for San Antonio.
STEAMER DEAL IN ABEYANCE
llcutl of I, ) limit I, Inn Dut-llue to ll
At the annual meeting of the Ley
laud steamship line in London. Chair
man Fllermau declined to discuss the
sale of the line to J. I. Morgan &. Co.,
until a special meeting was called to
take the innttet up. Reviewing last
year's business, Mr. Kllcrmun refer
red to the congressional discussion of
the subsidy bill as "a period of some
anxiety." An American subsidy, he
added, would be detrimental to llritlsh
trade and might make it next to Im
possible to compete with American
owned steamers while Itritish ships
could not expect government aid.
Wilier I'iiIIh 011 llm Deaerl.
For thirty-six hours almost, the en
tire Kooky mountain and intc r-ninun-tain
regions have been soaked by a
rainfall that in many places has gone
far beyond any recorded storms in that
section. Tlie miles of waste forming
the desert of I "tali, southern Nevada
and northern Arizona and New Mexico
have received a drenching. The storm,
it is believed, will result in wonderful
beuclll to the entire region atVcctcil.
Sugar Tin Must Stay,
Replying to a deputation from tho
Workmen's Sugar Ta association at
Loudon, the chancellor of exchequer,
Sir Michael Hicks-ltcnch, declined to
consider the withdrawal of the sugar
t:t. lie said it was the most impor
tant part of the present budget, and
he did not believe that workiiigiiiou
who had approved of the war in South
Africa objected to paying something
toward the cost.
Miim-ngnl Coining to Amerlrn.
A di.spateh to the Daily Kxprcss from
Vienna says that I'ietro Mascagui, the
Italian composer, has signed a con
tract for a tour i.f the I'nlted States.
He will stint October !' and take with
him an orchestra of eighty members.
His personal stipened will he SI 0,000
a week for eight weeks.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The strongest organization in Wa-
inego is the Onion club.
The battleship Iowa was success
fully launched at Seattle, Wash., Fr.
A brilliant comet was seen in the
western sky shortly after sunset, says
a Santiago. Chili dispatch.
A general strike in the building
trades is threatened in Louisville. Ky.,
as a result of a demand for recognition.
At Qnincy. 111., a jury gave a voidlct
against the electric company for S."i,000
because of the death of John Clark, a
The Japanese cabinet of Marquise
Ito has resigned because of the con
tinued postponement by the finance
minister. Viscount Watanabe of the
carrying out of the expected public
The repository of the Southern Hock
Island Plow company at Dallas, Tex.,
was burned, causing a loss estimated
A Decatur, III., man was struck
by a Wabash fast train and instantly
killed while trying to cross the tracks
In the buggy. His name was Adam
Mrs. John Abraham, the estimable
wife of a highly respected pioneer
farmer of Saunders county whose home
is four miles north of Valley, Neb.,
dropped dead from neuralgia of flit?
WRECK AT THAYER
Fatal Collision on Burlington At
ONE KILLED AND THIRTY ARE INJURED
Knglncer of I'aMcnger Ntlrk Ilnivcly at
IIU Knit Soerlllrcn III l.lfn t, .H,if
Tlinn 1111 thn Train Some of tlin
Injured Muy Die of Wound.
One man killed and thirty passengers
and trainmen injured Is the result of a
collision between a llurllngton pas
senger train and a freight engine which
was endeavoring to make a sldliur nt
Thayer, la., a small town-east of Crcs-
win, town. Only a partial list of the
injured can now Is had. Knglnour
Hrown of the passenger train was
The. little town of Thayer is situated
in a deep ravine. The grade on either
side Ik very steep. A heavy train, in
going down one hill, is compelled to
put 011 steam in order lo reach the top
of the other. This is what lturlingtou
passenger train No. 3 was doing when
the accident occurred.
Owing to the fact that both tracks
for a great distance arc heavily curved
neither engineer could see the other
train until within son feet of each
other, The engineer of the freight
heard the passenger coming and made
frantic endeavors to back his heavy
train onto the sidetrack. He succeeded
in getting all but the engine to a place
of safety. The passenger, which was'
running seventy miles an hour, crashed
into the fielght engine with terrific
force. The impact of the locomotives.
together wiin tlie rending titnlM-rs of
the cars behind, was frightful.
The. passenger engine was hurled
down a twenty foot embankment, fol
lowed by the baggage, express, day
coach mid three chair cars. The eliafr
cars and day coach were tilled with
passengers, and the excitement and
confusion which followed Is Indescrib
able. The crew of the freight, engine
made desperate efforts to avoid the im
pending catastrophe, and stayed at
their posts until the last moment., when
they were compelled to jump In order
to save their lives.
Kngineor Hrown, who saw the danger
when "00 feet from the freight engine,
threw the nlr brake to the emergency
notch, applied the sand ami stuck to
his engine in a grim endeavor to save
the lives of those behind liim.
The ngent at Thayer, together with
hangers-on around the depot, were the
only witnesses to the wreck. Tni-rne.
stricken, they rushed to the rescue.
J he agent telegraphed Oltumwa for a
relief train and a sneclal was sunt, .-it
once to the scene, with surgeons ami
CAVE TO BE REOPENED.
ConiiiiUiloncr or IjiiiiI (inirii tilvi'iOnliT
to lliivr It llonr.
Commissioner Hermann of the gener
x land olllee has instructed the special
agent of tlie of tlie interior department
to reopen the "wind cave," in the Mack
Hills of South Dakota, to inspection by
the public. The cave belongs to the
federal government and comprises
about 1,000 acres, tt was withdrawn
by ortler of January HI, loon. No dep
redations or acts of trespass of any
kind will ) permitted on the premises,
no specimens will be allowed to be tak
en away and no fees or money consider
ation will be permitted to be charged
or received by any one for the privil
ege of visiting tlie cave.
Vandalism has Is-en responsible for
much injury to tlie beauties of the
place. The withdrawal over a vein-
ago was destined to prevent a recur
rence of this evil In the future.
TniBi'ily Follow DIopciiH-nt..
At Warren, N. V., ISenjainin Ilovt
shot and killed Mrs. John Wallace, and
was in turn shot and killed by the hits
band of the woman. Iloyt, "who was
thirty-live years old, eloped with Mrs.
Wallace, who was tlfty-llve years old.
Subsequently they returned, the hus
band forgave all, anil again employed
Iloyt to work on his farm. It Is said
Hoyt was trying to persuade Mrs. Wal
lace to elope with liltn again, when the
quarrel arose which ended in the dou
Iiijurt-il li I'u 1 1 From Srufrolil.
C. K. Class was seriously injured at
Madison, Neb., by falling from a scaf
fold, lie was working with another
carpenter oil a low scalVold which gave
way, throwing them to the ground.
Mr. Plass struck 011 his head and shoul
ders and was picked up in an uncon
scious condition and was still so Sun
day night. It is not tin-ought that any
bones were broken.
Ilruliml llnr liiiiliter.
At Des Moines, la., Mrs. (Icorge Kan
kin brained her thlrteen-vear-old
tlaughtci-wlth a hatchet. The' woman
was discovered immediately after the
deed, a raving maniac. The deed is
supposed to have been committed in
an insane frenzy brought on by pro
VciipruDlit lliijluj; Ann.
"Venezuela Is placing Important
orders for war material with tierman
tirin," says the Merlin correspondent of
the London Daily .Mail, and inviting
Heir Krupp and others to tender bids
for the supply of cruisers, torpedo
bouts and the like.
Hllli'il t 11 l'rlnonrr,
Wlille Patrolman (icorge Hrown wan
trying to move Charles Tubbs. a prison
er In the city jail at Lansing, .Mich.,
from one cell to another, Tubbs kicked
the olllcer in the abdomen causing In
juries from which he tiled, Tubbs was
tu jail for being drunk.
CITY TREASURER IS SHORT
Defalcation of About Thirty Tliotjjanil at
The finance committee o' the city
council of Colorado Springs, Col., which
baa been making an examination of the
liooks of the city treasurer, Mows T.
Hale, has reported that a shortage ap
proximating 8.10,000 exists. It is sab!
Mr. Hale admits a shortage of over $L'0,
000. Mr. Hale has Isjeu treasurer for
over eight years, and the alleged short
age covers a period of about two years'
time. Friends have given assurance
that the whole amount will lie paid
within a tiny or two and there has beer
AFTER COAL AND OIL.
UrorRit l. Mrlklujohn ami Other Kntcr
Company to 1)1 for Hutnn.
(Icorge I). Mclklejohn, late assistant
secretary of war, together with other
memliers of a company in which Cap
tain Dick Talbot of South Sioux City is
interested, will proceed forthwith to
tlevelop the oil, coal, and mineral re
sources in n tract of soil several thou
.sand acres Ju extent near South Sioux
City, upon which leases were scoured
some live years ago.
The lantl lies South of Dakota City.
In Omndi township, Dakota county.aiitl
is largely in the bluffs. This spring a
syndicate scoured leases on several hun
dred acres of the same land forthesamr
TORMENTORS ARE DEAD.
Two Km nil lie r,,mr Attempt at I'rnr
I lent Joke.
Fmll Mohr and Charles Ileis were
killed at Davenport, la., recently
while pretending to hang August
Uliinck on a policy rope at the Inde
pendent Malting company's building.
Nohr and lids, with (Jus Siems, tied
a rope around lllnnek's waist and de
clared jokingly that they intended to
hang him. The strain on the rope
caused the fastenings, sixty feet alsive
to give way. An Iron policy struck
Hols on the heail, elirushing It into a
shapeless mass. A falling scantling
brained Mohr. Itluuek was slightly
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Happening Here unit Them Hulled Down
to Proper Sle.
Miss Frances Raymond, an actress,
committed suicide in New York by In
Ocean liners arriving in New York
are discharging on an average of 1,000
John Frolich, a Crete, Neb., harness
maker, was thrown from a horse und
one arm was broken at the wrist.
Manuel Mesa, a llebronvllle, Texas,
marshal killed his wife ami then him
self. Jealousy is the supposed cause.
Preparations are under way at tho
HerrshotV yards, llrlstol, I!. I. for the
launching of the battleship Constitu
tion. During a heavy thunder storm nt
Aberdeen, S. I)., Judge J. J. Catly was
.-.truck bv lightning ami iustantlv
Fire at Luekin, Texas, swept away
twenty-two business houses and their
contents, entailing a loss of about
Fni ted States cavalry and artillery
left Pekln Sunday to march to Ton Ku.
Imposing farewell ceremonies attended
Otto (lane, aged twenty-six, was
killed anil Frank ShutV was fatally
burned by an explosion of powder at
the I niliana Pow tier company at Terre
Citizens of Fremont, Neb., an- organ
izing a telephone company anil will, it
is claimed, secure as good a service as
Is at present furnished by the Nebraska
Telephone company, and at a much
After a careful consideration of nf
fairs the government has decided to re
duce the force in the Philippines to
10,000 men. The opinion prevails that
this number of men will be sutllclcnt
for present needs.
The edict of Mayor Mooresof Omaha,
hi regard to Sunday closing resulted hi
a veritable drouth, but two saloon
keepers being arrested for violating
the order. Several bootblacks wcro
arrested for plying their trade.
The battleship Ohio will be launched
soon from the yards of the Sootts at
San Francisco. Mrs. McKlnley wHl
press the button that will release it,
and Miss Helen Dcshlcr, of Columbus,
Ohio, will do the christening.
A high otliclal hi Shanghai, China,
says the Chinese government has ap
proached the powers with the sugges
tion of opening Manchuria to the en
terprise of all countries. Japan, Eng
land mid thu diked States assent to
Jacksonville. Fla., is feeding 10,000
homeless M-ople,wht are sufferers from
the tiro. Contributions are pouring hi.
President McKlnley telegraphed from
Kl Paso, Tex., promising government
aid. The elty is rapidly recovering
from the shock.
The decision in the joint debate at
Plattsmouth between the Dempster
club of Plattsmouth antl the Klmwootl,
Neb., school, on the question. "He
solved, That the Fnited States should
retain possession of the Philippines,"
waa won by Flmwood.
Mrs. P. II. Perry of Lincoln, is under
arrest nt Denver for shooting her son-in-law,
James II. Devon, Mrs. Perry
is saitl to have been mentally un
balanced antl Mr. Perry says tlie re
lations between his daughter Kleanor
ami Devon U the cause of his wlfo'a
Colo and Jim Younger See Pros
pects of Parole
AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.
Knurl incut of I. nut t.eRlntnturn (live
friend Hope lloartt of I'enUeiitiiry
.MuniiKurs Iteeoniineiiili Their
Iteleime Jlen are Itejnlueil.
Coleman and James Younger the
most noted convicts in the state prison
at Stillwater, Minn., have won the llrst
step towards rvetloin from the institu
tion, tu which they were sent for life
over twenty -live years ago.
For over twenty years their friends
have been working hi their behalf,
each .succeeding governor being asked
frequently for a pardon. The third
brother, Hob, tiled hi the Stillwater
prison a few years ngo, but the efforts
for the liberation of the now old men
have never ceased. Ten years ngo a
pardon Ixmrd composed of the governor,
attorney general and chief justice, was
created, one of the arguments in it
being the relief it would give the chief
executive from the friends of the
Youngcrs. Since then the pardon
board has been asked repeatedly to act
favorably 011 applications for pardon of
the Youngwrs, but the required unani
mous vote could never be secured.
Two years ago a bill was presen ted
to the legislature providing for the pa
role of life prisoners ami passed by the
senate, but killed in the house. This
year a similar bill, after several hard
encounters on the Hour of the two
houses, got through antl secured the
approval of (iovernor Van Sunt, but an
amendment to It required the unani
mous approval of the board of pardons
before parole of life prisoners could be
Fnder the provisions of this law the
board of prison malingers have unan
imously recommended the parole of the
Youngcrs. This recommendation will
Ik at once presented to the board of
pardons, but none of tin members of
the board will say whether a special
meeting will be called to consider the
matter. The next regular meeting will
be hehl In July. Itefore final action it
would be necessary to have the legality
of the two provisions of the new law
passed upon. In the meantime the two
surviving Youngcrs are rejoicing over
the hope of ultimate release.
IN PRIME CONDITION
No IteiiNiiii to Keel Illun Over Nebruku'rt
For the week ending May 7, the Uni
vcrsity of Nebraska weather bureau
reports conditions as follows: The
llrst part of the past week was warm
and dry, with high south wind. The
last days of the week were cool, with
heavy general rains. The daily mean
temperature has averaged from' 10 de
grees to V: degrees above the normal.
The weekly maximum temperatures
were generally between S.l degrees antl
The rainfall of the week fell on the
last days of the week, and generally
exceeded tin normal for the first week
in May in the eastern part of the state.
In the western counties it was about
or slightly below normal. In a large
part of the eastern portion the rainfall
ranged from 1 to ".." inches.
The past week has been favorable
for the advancement of farm work,
and generally for the growth of vege
tation. The high south wind dried out
the top of the ground anil in some in
stances retnrtletl the growth of oats,
wheat, and grass, but no damage re
sulted to any orop, because of the time
ly rain the last of the week.
At the close of the week winter
wheat was in very line condition. Oats
and spring wheat are coming up even
ly anil growing well. (Jrass Is still
somewhat backward, but is now sufll
ciently advanced in pastures to sustain
stock. Corn planting has made good
progress hi the southern counties.
where about one-third of the crop Is
planted and a little of the earliest
planted Is up. Corn planting has com
menced in nearly all parts of the state.
Fruit trees are blossoming very fully
in all parts of the state.
KILLED BY HIS DAUGHTER.
Voiiiik Woiiinii Then Tumi. Weapon on
llenieir Willi Kiitul K.ITect.
(iustav Hiinr. aged fifty, bailiff of the
St. Louis school board ami ex-representative,
was shot anil instantly killed
nt his home by his daughter Ida, agctl
twenty, who then turned the revolver
uon herself, inflicting a wound from
which she died in two minutes. The
action of the young woman was pre
meditated, as was shown by a letter
which she left. In It she saitl that the
frequent insults offered her mother by
her father became unbearable, and
that she had resolved to kill him and
then herself. Mr. llaar was asleep
when he was killed.
lewelit and Money Stolen Aggregating
One of the largest robberies ever
committed in Washington occurred
when the house of Miss Olive Starring,
on .Massachusetts avenue, was entered,
and diamonds, jewelry, ami money ap
proximately In value over SS.OOO was
taken. Mrs. Starring was away at the
time and missed the valuables on her
return. Lewis Mortimer Monroe, an
inventor, residing in New York, ami
who visited the house, was arrested 011
REGIMENT MUSTERED OUT
Sendee of Hie Tlilrly-nlntli Iteglmeutt
The Thirty-ninth regiment, Fnited
States volunteers, recruited at Fort
Crook, September, 1S00, after an ard
uous antl honorable campaign in the
Philippines, was drawn up for the
last time shortly before noon May rt, at
the camp in the Presidio, where It lias
been nearly a month, ami mustered out
of tlie service.
The regiment numbered at muster
out 70S enlisted men anil twenty-seven
otllcers. Of these, over ifi percent are
Nebraskans. The regiment has one of
the best records of any that saw service
in the islands, and the Nebraskans
have done their share in winning its
The man who won high encomium
for bravery is Captain Wallace ('. Tay
lor, son of Cadet Taylor of Omaha. He
was twice recommended for brevet rank
as lieutenant colonel and once for a
medal of honor. Congress will net on
the recommendations at the next ses
sion. Taylor is now boarding ofllccr
of customs nt Manila.
An unusually large number of men
from Nebraska was promoted to com
missioned officers from the ranks for
bravery antl cllleiency. Among them
arc Second Lieutenant I'obert 15. Me
Council of Superior, Second Lieuten
ant Walter K. Ilarrctt of Lincoln, who
received his shoulder straps the day he
left Manila, und Second Lieutenant
Packwootl of Lincoln who has been ad
vanced to a second lieutenant since the
regiment was quartered in the Presid
io. This is the second time Harrctt
has achieved this remarkable success,
ns once liefore in tin First Nebraska
he rose from private to lieutenant. He
re-enlistetl as private hi the Thirty
ninth. Among Nebraska men who died are
Captain William F. Murphy of Council
IMuffs, who was killed at Nodates, Aug
ust 111, 1000. His widow and a little
daughter, who was born after Captain
.Murphy left the Fnltetl States, are in
Fort Crook. Lieutenant John K.
Waugh committed suicide in a lit of
temporory insanity in the Philippines
Lieutenant Frank M. Poll; of LIiiloIu
tiled of pneumonia at the Presidio hos
pital April no. He arrived in good
health, hut was taken sick a few days
after lauding ami died after a short ill'
MEET ON THE BORDER LINE
Anierlriius nml aiexlt-aiiK Kirliiiiigo Cor
illulltleH I'renltlKnt Central figure.
Tin American antl Mcxicnn Hags
were intertwined in the decorations of
the plaza at Kl Paso, Tex., where the
otliclal greeting of President McKlnley
anil his cabinet took place. The pres
ence on thestantlof (ieneral Hernandez,
personal representative of President
Diaz, antl the governor of the state Chi
huahua, gave an international signiti
ounce to the event. There were thous
ands of Mexicans in the vast concourse
of people to whom the president spoke,
and their enthusiasm was almost as
wild as that of the Americans.
(Jeneral Hernandez addressed the
president on behalf of his president,
extending the hitter's congratulations
and President McKlnley in his response
paid a high tribute to the president of
the Mexican republic. There was, he
said, no imperialism except the im
perial power of the sovereign people of
the Fnited States.
Tlie governor of Chihuahua also
warmly welcomed the president to the
bonier. The exercises In the plaza
were preceded by a military parade.
The ladies of the cabinet crossed the
Kio (i ramie to Juarez, where they wcro
tendered a breakfast by Juan Ochoa,
a prominent Mexiaan banker. Mrs.
McKinley did not attend the breakfast,
but enjoyed a bhort drive during that
LAUNCH OF CONSTITUTION
rrupoied Cup Defender Chrlntenett ut
Her Initial Dip.
With her hull decorated and her deck
well filled with sailors the cup defender
Constitution was christened by Mrs.
W. Itutler Duncan, who broke the
traditional bottle of wine on her
glistening bow just as she startetl
slowly down the ways into the sea.
A platform bail been rigged under the
bow antl on this Mrs. Duncan stootl
when tlie gong for the starting whs
sounded. Heside her on the platform
was her husband. At the sound of the
gong Mrs. Duncan dashed a bottle of
champaign against the yacht's bow
and as the wine gushed hi sparkling
foam on the prow, the yacht slowly
began her descent In the water. With
the breaking of the bottle Mrs. Dun
can in a clear voice saitl, "L christen
thee Constitution." Tho contest this
year promises to be extremely exciting.
Nultun NI100U Doctor.
"It Is rumored," says the Constanti
nople correspondent of the London
Daily Dexpress, "that the sultan shot
dead a physician, who, while attending
him for ear complaint and massaging
him, unwittingly caused his majesty
intense pain. The cluunlivrlain rushed
Into the room, ami the Mil tun, who
supposed there wns an attempt upon
bis life, lircd again, wounding tho
Hoy U Killed.
The 0-ycar-oltl son of C. F. French, a
farmer living northwest of Sterling,
Neb., met n sudden death. UN elder
brother, agctl about ten, wns coming in
from the field with a cultivator. Tho
unfortunate lad went to meet him ami
climbed upon the cultlvntor to take a
ride The horses got frightened and
ran away. The elder Isiy let tho lines
go ami tho younger one was thrown
from the cultivator scat nnd dragged
for several rods. His head was badly
lacerated, und his neck wus broken.
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