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STORM ON STRIP
Oklahoma Visited by Deathdeal
WORST STORM SINCE THE OPENING
Wide Dlntrlrt Swept hy lletmtntliiR
Wind Hiniill Town lllnnu Anny
l'ronirty I.ohs 1'lnci-d ut Hundred
1 lie most disastrous storm which has
ever vrslted Oklahoma prevailed in Kay
county, Oklahoma, Saturday night. A
tornado struck Killings, Fdi'h and Ton
"awa, and itsinlluenco covered nstietch
of country thlrty-.sl.x miles ltmjf. de
stroying towns, farmhouses and ctops.
Iho financial loss will exceed Sltio.iwo.
At Fddy thice persons wore killed, as
follow s: Mrs. Maude MGathey, Louis
-M Gathcy, Robert M Olllen.
The injured ate:
Charles (ioldsinith, skull fractured;
JohnMclliiiiti, leg broken; Hugh Prattl
er, nose broken; .ludd McW illiauis,
bond crushed; Howard llamagan, lie.id
badly erushed; Ruby lllggiiibatheii,
face crushed and internally injured;
A. 1). Linns, leg broken. It is ic
ported that two persons were killed at
,,!, ""' l,ul Hils cannot be veil tied
I lie storm Hiih one of the most severe
since the opening of the strip. A fea
ture of the storm was the extent of ter
ritory covered. .Sweeping down from
the Kansas state line and coverlnir
about lifty miles in width, the rain,
"" """ swept over tlie country
as far south as old Oklahoma. The
lain simply fell i torrents from early
l the evening until midnight. The
fury of the storm centered in a tornado
at about ti:;io p. m., which formed at
a point near the Kansas state line and
just on the eounty lines of Kay and
The twister took a southerly course,
and was most disastrous on a belt of
ten miles sqnaie In eastern Kav county
and ruined the wheat crop of UK) farm's
west and northwest of Uluekwcll.
Ihese farms arc all in one body of
territory. The farmers, who had pur
chased twine and harvest machinery
are asking the, local dealers to take
them back and the dealers have referred
the matter to the factories. Tim loss
of crops will cause no distress, as the
farmers are in irood condition fin.i.,..t..i.
ly, owing to u succession of good crops
(luring the past live seasons.
COMES TO RESCUE WIDOW
fccott Htratton Itcdeeiiin the Mine for
Winficld S. Stratton, the millionaire
-nine owner of Cripple Creek Col., has
redeemed the Matchless mine in Lend
villc for the widow of the late Senator
Tabor. Years ago Tabor advanced
money to Stratton, while he was a
poor, struggling miner, and he never
forgot it. When Tabor died he had
lost almost everything, and was vainly
endeavoring to save the Matchless
mine, which he always insisted still
contained millions in its lower levels
never c.plored. The property was
sold some months ago at sl.crlJFs sale
and final title would pass on .Inly to
the new owners.
Senator Tabor's widow has continued
the struggle, and Mr. Stratton has
now come to her assistance and will
also enable her to explore the property
to a great depth.
TEXANS QUICK ON THE DRAW
ruur-jiuuilt-d MiiMitluir Affrnj Culm, Tiro
As a result of an indiotment charg
ing hog theft, a shooting oecuncil at
Houston, Texas, in which Thomas
Payne and L. G. Hohols were killed, J.
H. 1'erkins win, fatally and David
Hchols badly wounded, Payne's son
wiw on trial and the two Kchols had
been summoned ns witnesses. The
men met down town and after n few
words the shooting began. Perkins
was a brother-in-law of Pay ne, and he
and L. G. Hoklcs tired at about the
Mime time. Hohols' bullet struck
i uyne, and at the same instant Perkins
"hot and killed Fehols. David Kchols
opened fire on Perkins and on young
Payne, the latter, however not'bulnir
ATTACKED BY CATTLEMEN
blieoji-JlL-rilem Told to (let
Out of the
Meager reports have been received of
a shooting affray about twenty miles
y cast of Piedmont, Wyo. Prom what
can be learned several ranchmen and
cowboys went to the camp of some
sheep herders and told them they
would have to get out of that countrv.
The herders refused to comply ami
were immediately shot by tho ranch
men. One, of the herders was shot In tho
nrm and leg and one in the foot. After
doing tliis the attacking party shot all
thu horses, killed several head of sheep
and burned the wagons. Tho ranch
men and cow boys are under arrest.
Inmiritnee Aeut u Nuleldc.
Without leaving any word as to the
reason for his act, Alexander Maker, an
insurance agent from llrooklyn, Wis.,
turned on the gas in his room in Chi
eugo and was asphy.xiuted. Ho left a
lutter of instruction to notify his wife,
who is ut their homo in Wlscoiibin.
The slight Improvement in Mrs. Mo
Kinley's condition, which manifested
itself tho hitter part of tho week con
tinues, and hope is now entertained
that she may recover from the present
A SHERIFF'S NERVE.
It Sine tho I.lfe of ii Murderer Con
dcni ncd to Itr HiimrimI.
A Carrollton, (la., dispatch Rays:
The nerve of n (Jeorgla sheriff, whose
name is Joseph Morrill, upheld the law
of the state and saved the life of u
negro from a mob. In protecting the.
negro, who was saved from the gal
lows only a few hours before through
the efforts of his lawyers, one life was
lost and two men weie wounded.
Arrival of militia averted trouble and
a special train bearing the negro,
whose eiime was the muider of a little
white boy, whom he found llshing
alone, was speeding towards Atlanta
under guard. The man killed in at
tacking the jail was George llennett of
t arrollton, and the wounded men are
Thomas Woul, father of the boy, and
an unknown man, presumably a farmer.
Williams, the negro who caused the
trouble, wits trlel and found guilty
of the muider of the boy .lauuary 10,
and was to be hanged Friday, but the
attorneys Hied a bill of exceptions mid
carried the ease to thesupicine court.
A large crowd of people had come to
town to witness the hanging, and when
it was learned that an appeal had Is-cn
taken to the supieme court, delaying
the execution, there was much excited
talk, which crvstullzcd soon after
ward into the formation of a mob.
Then the trouble ensued.
LAY CLAIM TO LAKE FRONT
Pottawatomie IndliuiH Will IliMcnd oh
Thetribeof Pottawatomie Indians,
living In Van Ituien county, held n
secret pow-wow at Hartford. Michigan,
to listen to a report of scouts sent to
Chicago, lly a unanimous vote the
tribe decided to sail for Chicago dune
--, under the leadeishlp of Chief Isaac.
Quignoo. who Is the .youngest and most
daring fullblood Indian of the tribe.
Chief Charles Pokagon, son of the late
Simon Pokagon, was deposed together
with Ills council
if seven advisers be
cause of their lukewarm attitude, and
pit- fii hi iiii-h uiun i ufTiwi i tit ii it inifv. nr
the new council. The Pottawntomlcs
piopose to invest the lake front of
I hiciiL'o. and then nroceed to nrove,
their claims to the laud, which they
believe will be sustained. If the Chi
cago claim is established they will
squat on all the lake front from tho
Indiana line to Grand Haven, Mich.,
which they say is their land by virtue
of the same treaty upon which they
bahe their Chicago claim.
ONE LEFT TO SERVE TERM.
Violent llt-sitlm for Two Men Tiilien to
Of the three men, Fred Lee lllce,
Thomas Jones and 1'rank Kutlcdge,
extradited from Chiei'.i;o to stand trial
for the robbery of a bank in Aurora,
Ontario, Kice is the only living survivor
of the three to serve out the twenty
one years' imprisonment to which he,
was sentenced. Two tragedies liavo
put Jones and Hutle dge beyond tho
reach of the law. Jones d led from bul
let wounds received in n desperate at
tempt to escape from the olllccrs who
were transferring the prisoners from
the courthouse to the iail. and Kut
lcdge committed suicide by jumping
from the gallery in the jail tothestonu
court thirty feet below.
CHANGE OF SENTIMENT.
C'ulmiis Atmot Sure to Accent l'lutt
The conservative members of tho Cu
ban constitutional convention are ab
solutely confident that the Pluttaiiiend
mentwill be accepted and th.it several
radicals will join with the ilfteen dele
gates who have heretofore voted in fa
vor of acceptance. The last few days
seems to have brought about a decided
change in the attitude of tho delegates
who have been bitterly nrrainging tho
Washington government for rejecting
the convention's interpretations of the
Many TenementH Iluriicd.
The Oots Cooper shop and twenty
thice houses, mostly tenements, at
Lexington, Ky., were totally destroyed
with their contents. Thu loss approx
imates SMI.OOO, uboutone-third insured.
Many persons were homeless and were
cared for by citizens. One man was
hurt and several children, seriously
burned, but no lives were lost. The
the originated in a negro's cottage
from a defective Hue.
Drop Demi lit HciMdc,
I. Gage, a well-known Kokoino, Ind.,
broker", was called to the bedside of his
wife who was thought to be dying of
consumption. On reaching the bed Mr.
Gage dropped to the floor a eon.se.
death coming suddenly from paralysis
" - ? ' i nf
1 ! I '1
of the brain. Mrs. Gage, who had call
ed her husband to see Iter die, was her
self a witness to his demise. She can
live lait a few hours.
liny Kill u Unity,
Tho infant child of William Dowese,
northeast of Puna, 111., is dead as tho
result of a gunshot wound. A nine-year-old
sou who was left in charge of
the infant became Infuriated because
the child cried, secured a shotgun and
Principal Hooker T. Washington of
tho Tuskogco normal and industrial
institute has been untitled by John D.
Kockefellcr that he will lie glad to pro
vide the money for the election of one
of tho much needed dormitories, for
boyb at the institute.
Memorial exercises were held over
the graves of the confederate dead at
Camp Chase, Columbus, O. Addresses
were made by a number of prominent
men. A large lot of Uoral offerings re
ceived from tho south worn placed on
KILLED BY A BOLL
Wealthy Farmer Near Madison,
Neb., Fatally Gored.
HE IS TOSSED AND TRAMPLED UPON
lleuM Dehorned, Hut lit Aide to Inflict
Feiirful Injuria otlirr Wide World
i:enl of (Ireut liiinrliinu
to the Hinder.
A vicious bull killed Jacob lluber at
his farm near Madison, Neb. The ani
mal had been dehorned, but made
wounds with its sMibby horns that
caused death. The deceased is an old
settler and leaves a wife and six chil
dren in well-to-do circumstances. Mr.
lluber was in a lot alone when attacked
by the beast. The bull chased and
knocked him down, tossed him around
and then trampled and butted him
fearfully. He was dying when found.
Un col n't i:-Treiiurcr to Snitreil Kcvc
mil' Collector limit.
The piesidcnt has commissioned Hl
mcr II. Stevenson, of Lincoln, Neb , to
be collector of internal revenue for Ne
braska, with hcadquuiteis at Omaha,
vice. I. 13. limit. It is understood Sen
ator llansbrough. although not having
the pleasure of an acquaintance with
cither Scnatois Millard or Dietrich,
wrote them in behalf of Collector
Houtz, knowing his clllelciicy. 1). II.
Thompson of Lincoln called on Presi
dent MeKlnlcy in company with Sena
tor Deitrleh. The appointment of Mr.
Stevenson, It is understood, was pleas
ing to Mr. Thompson.
rMr. Stevenson was untitled of his up
pointment through I). 13. Thompson,
I whose lieutenant ho was during the
senatorial contest. Mr. Thompson
wired from Washington:
"The president has just signed your
commission as internal revenue, collcc
Mr. Stevenson said he did not know
when he would take charge of the of
fice, but he had heard that Mr. llout.
was appointed four years ago July 1,
nnd he supposed his term of olllee
would begin at the end of Mr. Hout.'s
STATE BUYS FAIR GROUNDS
btoiliholdt'M Vole to Accept the Offer
The offer of the stnt to buy thr pres
ent fair grounds for a permanent site
for the btato fair was accepted at a
meeting of the stockholders of the ex
position association. The board (if pub
lic lands and buildings offered S18.000
for tho grounds and tho stockholders
agreed to accept. Previous to the vofe
of acceptance the stockholders received
a guarantee from the citizens of an ad
ditional amount. Tliisanionnt.S I,: liil'j.riO,
was guaranteed by C. II. Kudgeand V.
1). Fitzgerald. As members of a citi
zens' committee these gentlemen have
practically succeeded in raising that
amount to be added to the price of the
grounds. The Lincoln Ti action com
pany is to be one of the largest sub
scribers to the additional fund. More
than two-thirds of the stock -was re
presented in the meeting and the vote
to accept the state's oiler with the citi
zen's guarantee in sight w as unanimous
This assures the stockholders SO cents
on the dollar for their stock.
FEARS FOR HIS COUNTRY.
Admiral t'erveru Tlilukit Spuln M.,y Il-
Speaking before thu naval congriss
on the subject whether or not Spain
should be a naval power, Admiral Ccr
vera o.xpicssed fears of the disintegia
tion of Spain into a number of small
"I do not wish," he said, "that inter
ests of the navy should predominate at
the expense of the other Interests of
the country, but observing, as I do,
what is going on at tlie picscnt, I am
afraid Spain may become like the Italy
of tho middle ages."
TRAINMEN SUFFER INJURY
Colllnlon on the l.onUvllle A.
A head-on collision occurred on tlie
Louisville ,x Nashville railroad, two
miles south of Colesburg, Ky., between
a freight engine and a south-bound
passenger train. No passengers were
"",l uul uu '""",' trainmen, all
wliom will recover, were inhnvilr
HngincerT. It. Gibson, Ihigineer .1. F.
Fitzpatriek, Fireman Fitpatriek, Pos
tal Clerk Hargrove, Postal Clerk Ship
ley, W. Johnson, potter, and K.xpicss
Messenger Fdward Cowherd.
Hoffman Utilise In Trouble,
A deputy sherill served an execution
for 818,07 J on the Hoffman house of
New York, in favor of Fdward S.
Stokes for the recovery of money ex
pended on the place and for lent while
he was receiver for the house.
Wealthy 1'iiriner u hiihhie,
H. M. Fugle, a wealthy farmer near
Itochcster, Minn., committed suicide
by hanging himself in his barn while
liis family were away on a Sunday
school picnic. No cause Is known for
Strike on .Maine Central.
A general strike of tho brotherhood
of railway trainmen on the Maine
Central has began. Over 4,000 men are
affected. The men ask for an advance
of 25 cents per day.
HERE AND ELSEWHERE.
More or l,e liiiit,Mnul New Itemi
Nilci Inctly Siiinnnirlfeil,
Genoial Grosveiior has announced
himself as in favor of a third teim for
lly an explosion of dynainltcat Ring
hampton, N. , tlve trainmen weie
killed and seven other peisons weie In
juied. Rosa and Mary Koons and Mnlinle
Trainer weie drowned near Philadel
phia while sailing on the Delaware
The Chinese court has announced Its
intention toreturu to Pckiu in Septcin
Iter. The people express gicat satis
faction. The woodworkers of Chicago demand
higher wages, and thieateu to go on a
strike if their demands are not com
Captain Howard Itlnekbuin, of Glou
cester. Mass.. has stinted to Lisbon,
Portugal, lie will cioss the ocean in
his twcnt(v-tlve foot sloop.
The headless and decomposed body
of a .voting woman was found under ii
brush heap in a patch of woods near
Chelmsford. Mass. Indications aie that
it is a case of assault and murder.
In response to an appeal fiom the
striking iron workcis for tlnanciul aid
the San lYaneisco labor council has
lcsolved to ask for contributions. It is
is estimated that $10,000 a week w ill lie
John N'ccley at Mount Vetnon, Ind.,
wanted Miss llrintou to marry him on
.Inly I. but she wanted to postpone tho
event until fall, lie killed himself on
the doorstep of her home. Mic tried to
corgc toll, convicted at Chadron.
Neb,, of the muider of Thomas Uyan
In a war between cattle and sheep men
whose sentence was recently alllrined
by the supreme court, has been taken
to the penitentiary.
Louis .M.veis, alias Williams, a no
torious dcspci ado, lias been captured
at Miildlcsboro, Ky. lie is charged
witli the murder of two women In Vir
ginia, tluce men in North Carolina,
and single muideis in sevcial other
Students of the Wesleyan university
at Sallna, Kan., are Incensed at tho
board of trustees for ousting Dr.Tubbs,
professor of natural history, for alleg
ed heresy, ami the coming' junior and
senior classes threaten to leave the uni
versity unless he is reinstated.
Judge Watterinau, sitting in tho
circuit court at Chicago, has announc
ed a decision that the blacklisting of a
number of girls by stock yard firms
wns legal. The girls struck last Feb
ruary and the firms affected refused to
take them back. Tho case will bo ap
pealed. Cracd by love for his young wife,
Kobt. Tulfold, a Chicago contractor,
who, it is alleged, hud driven her from
her Chicago home to that of her parent
near llderton, Out., went to that place
shot his mother-in-law because she re
fused to tell him where his wife was,
and then killed himself.
An American named Constantln
Scandal was robbed on the railway
while asleep, by three fellow traveler's
between Moilanc and St, .Michael,
France. Nrcoguizing the thieves at
Saint Jean de Muurienne, he pursued
them across the country and they
jumped into the river Aree, where all
Merman S. Johnson, a St.
cut his throat with a r
zor in tho
doorway of a Santa Fe chair car at
Winslow, N. M. Several of the ladles
in the car fainted, and a soldier return
ing from the Philippines became crazy
at the sight, jumped fiom a car win
dow, and lit out across the sand hills,
lie was finally caught
Major W. M. Daly, Hurgeon-goneral
on the staff of Lleutenant-Geiieral Miles
in Porto Kico, and who was responsible!
for tho "embalmed beef" inquiry, com
mitted suicide at his home in Pittsburg,
Pa. Mis body was found in the bath.
loom by his housekeeper. A liullet
hole was in his forehead. Ho wab S'J
years old, and a widower.
James A. Hamilton, desiring to ob
tain proof against his wife in a divorce
proceeding, took a witness and watched
her house one night, two miles north
of Newpoit, la. At a a. m. Hamilton
saw Robert Arey appear at a rear door
of the house. An encounter followed.
Hamilton was shot and killed and Arey
then shot himself and died.
FrouOllneral Point, Wis., comes tho
word that 81.1.0(H) more of the gold coin
stolen from the First National bank
May '.', has been found in the earth
vault of a common outhouse of the city
hotel. It is believed that Steward Jol
II ff, under an est for thu crime, gavo
tne information which led to its find
ing. All the gold has been found, but
there Is still Ss.hOO In currency missing.
George Smith, colored, of Indlanapo
lis, Ind., who claims to have been mar
lied thirty-four times and is the father
of fifty-two children, is dead at thenifu
of 10.-years. Ills earliest recollection
was that when a child his master sold
him for six dollars. Ho was body
slave to Capt. Asa llnmn of Nashville,
Tenn., until the captain was killed in
battle during the civil war.
The sci nation of the week in Paris
lias been the arrest of Madame Mou
nter, a rich, miserly landowner and
her son, for having incarcerated Mile.
Mounter In a room in Madame Mou
lder's house. The daughter has been
confined in the room for tweiity-llvo
years. When found she was stark nak
ed and cumulated to a skeleton. Twenty-five
years ago sho was a handsome,
brunette and wanted to marry a poor
lawyer. Her folks objected. She may
iccover. The mother died in prison of
heart disease, brought about by her
MAKE A SHOWING
Nobraska in Evidonco At
THE STATE IS WEIL REPRESENTED
Drill Ti-iiiiki mill HiiiiiI ('rente Ootid Im-
rrmilitii )i,.K,,.n rnueim nn, An-
luiiiiii i I hi lr Chilli tor (Milt eri
Older Importunl Nimih,
Nebraska is very much in evidence at
the Modern Woodman convention at
St. Paul. Minn. The slate delegation
caucused ami I'lidoised A. R Talbot of
Lincoln for diicctor t) F. Waters of
Pcteisluiig withdrew from his eandi
daey for head clerk and C. W. llawes
secured tile delegation's support. The
delegation also endoised Head Consul
Nottheott fm to election D II ( louiu
of O'Neill was named for head escort
and L. W. (.ileln 1st of Nelnaska City
for auditor A steering committee was
appointed, (omprisiiig ) II ( ronln,
II R Geiing. T S. Mien. (1. W Jack
son and M. W. Ituiu'css The Nebraska
drill teams at ( amp Nottheott ate two
fioiiiOinalia. ihiee from Lincoln and
one fiom I'lattsiiioutli They were out
on diess parade and made a' good 1m
piession. The loiupelitive 1 r ill will
occur Thursday. Hageiiow's baiiil of
Lincoln is a favorite for ilrst place in
the baud contest
Nelitiiskans on the convention com
mittees me: O. F. Waliuth. business;
J W. Iliirnett. Miles: ('. L. Reed, leso
lutioiis; W. II. Thompson salailcs and
PRESIDENT SAYS NO.
Would Not Aiccpt Third Term Nomina
thin If lendered.
President MoKlnley Tuesday gave
out the following statement:
"I icgiet that the suggestion of a
third term has been made. I doubt
whether I am called upon to give it
notice. Hut there are new questions
of the gravest importance before the
administration ami the country and
their just consideration should not be
prejudiced in the public mind by even
the suspicion of the thought of ii third
term. In view, therefore, of the reiter
ation of thu suggestion of it, 1 will say
now, once for all, expressing a long
settled conviction, that 1 not only am
not and will not In- a candidate for
a third term, but would not accept a
nomination for It if it were tendered
My only ambition is to serve through
my second term to the acceptance of
my countrymen, whose generous con
fidence 1 so deeply appreciate, and
then with them to do my duty in the
ranks of puvaU- citizenship."
KILLS HIMSELF AT BAMBERG
Former Conmil llromln
Louis Stei n. a former Fnlted States
consul at llamberg, Havarla, shot and
killed himself in the public gardens
near that city.
On Inquiry a representative of the
Associated press ascertained thnt Mr.
Stern's consular services at llamberg
yielded excellent results. He promot
ed exports of roofing slate to the Fnlted
States and he also secured for Ameri
cans the contract for the llamberg elec
tric railway. He had suffered, how
ever, under lluaiicial obligations incur
led in St. Paul prior to his appoint
ment. This ciubiiriasMiicnt greatly
depressed him, although it is under
stood that the dillleulty win. settled
some time ago.
ALABAMA'S GOVERNOR DEAD
Mlllmn .1. Sinnfortl Snii mnliH In lllnem,
ul 'I IIM Mlllllftll,
William J. Sam ford, governor of Ala
bama, died at Tuscaloosa, Ala., where
he has been ill for some time. Disease
of the heart was the cause of death,
Governor Samford was fifty-six years
old and was a native of Alabama." He
had served in the state senate and in
congress, was a member of tho con
stitutional convention of IHT"! and held
other important public olllccs. Me was
elected governor in August of last year
and was inaugurated December 10 last.
Hon. W. D. Jolks. president of the
state senate, will succved him as gov
ernor. MEATCHC-'PPERS QuFt WORK
Nearly I'mir Hundred on n Strll.cnt Oak
land, fill If.
Iletw ecu 300 and loo butchers, meat
choppers and drivers havo walked out
of the various butcher shops of Oak
land, Oil, The only meat to be sccur
d was that purchased in shops where
non-union men could be employed or
where the proprietors were willing to
cut the meats.
The tioublcis between the men and
the wholesalers at the stockyards who
refused to display union cards and
threatened not to deliver meat to union
Sixteen Are Deiitl.
As a result of the explosion in the
Port Ko.vul mines of the PittsburgCo.il
company sixteen are dead, seven injur
ed and thousands of dollars' woi ih of
IliiuU Cimhler a Suit hie,
A special from Dexter, Ivan., says
Cashier W'atkins of tho bank at this
place shot and killed himself and tlie
bank is closed awaiting action of Hank
C. II. AlmqulBt, a farmer near Mend,
hofi vamooHcd, anil creditors would
like to know wheip ho "Ih at "
TRYING TO END WAR.
ttllhelinlim.y,,,.,.,, f ,1(ll nrpilcil
In the llocrx.
A llcrlln dispatch says: The Klelncs
Journal prints a dispatch from The
Hague saying that Queen W'llhelinlna's
iceent visit to Germany was meant to
obtain Finpeior William's consent to
end the South African war, both the
wclhunil ami the ilrclbiind bolm- uill.
ing to do so. through The Hague arbl
t rat Ion court, and that the emperor
consented and the court began work
thereon. The dispatch has cieated a
sensation in Merlin.
The Associated press has obtained
the follow Ing foreign olllee statement,
which is authorized by Count von Hue
low the imperial chancellor:
"Neither Gicat llrltaln, Franco nor
Russia ever apptoaehcil Gcimany to
paitlelpate In any action alining at
ending the South African war. Ger
many has all along distinguished Ik
t w ecu offei lug Its good olllccs and In
tervention. To lender its g od otllccii
would be possible if both parties to the
war requested It, but It will be retiiem-
beicd I hat Great llrltaln only joined
The Hague eonfeience on condition
that the Hucr slates were excluded
Theic is no doubt that Mr. Krnger,
who is a set ions statesman, came to
Ihirope to obtain tlie good olllccs of
seveial of the powers to cud the war,
but there Is also no doubt that Gicat
llrltaln does not waul their good
olllccs. At least. It is true that slucc
the South African war began Great
Itritaiu lias never, either verbally or In
wilting, coiilldeiitially or otll'cially.
broached such an idea It is quite
possible that the Itocr side has now for
mally asked The Hague arbitration
court to lend its aid to cud the war
somehow', and that the court has held
a session rcgaiilitig the matter, but
that, of course, is entirely dlffeieiit.
from any seiious steps to end the war '
MURDERERS IN KNEE PANTS.
llo) of Tender Yearn Airuncd of Kllltnir
A murder trial, in which tho defend
ants. Charles llettcs and Clyde Moore,
are mere boys, is now on at Arkansas
City, Ark. llettcs is but fourteen years
old and wears short tiouscrs. Moore
Is sixteen vears old. The dcfendciits
aie cliaiged with the murder of C. L.
Wiltbergcr, a farmer, who was killed by
a shot tired from behind while riding
in his wagon on the public road Wilt
bergcr had been to town with a load of
wheat and was on his way home when
be was shot. Robbery Is the supposed
motive. About two weeks after the.
murder the boys wcio arrested and
charged as stated.
NAMES HIS SON-IN-LAW.
I.leilteninit Colonel Iteber, Mile' Nw
The vacancies In the staff of Lieu
tenant Gciiciul Miles, commanding tho
army, caused by the death of Ltcuton
ant Colonel Francis Michlcr and the
transfer to the Inspector general's de
partment of Lieut. II. IC. llailey, havo
been filled by the assignment of Lieut.
Col. Samuel Rebcr to duty as military
secretary and the assignment of Lieut.
Col. M, P. Maus to duty as uldcdr
cainp. Colonel Rebcr Is General Miles'
KILLED BY A RUNAWAY TEAM
MhIiiiIii Sumner Stricken llimn
llnltemlly I'lnre, Neb.
Mrs. Maliala Sumner, aged eighty
four, was killed by a runaway team at
L'niversitv Place, Neb., last Monday
evening. She was struck i the sido
by the pole In the buggy drawn by tho
runaway team, and tlie horses falling
over her Inflicted Injuries from which
she died. Mrs. Sumner was visiting
Nu j He Ih Iiiihk rut.
Fdgar Glerhafer, alias Howard 15.
Vernon, who claims to be vice-president
of the Fnlversiil Automobile Com
pany, was nnested in Fscollcs, Calif.,
on a bench warrant issued in New
York. lie was charged with grand
larceny. It is claimed that forgeries
committed by Glerhafer in New York
last month against the company cm
ploying him netted 510,000. Glerhafer
claims he is innocent.
f. Worth Caniahan, president of tho
Fnlted States army and navyaiwocin
lion of Washington, was arrested un
der an indictment found by the federal
grand jury of Columbus, O., charging
him with having conspired with R. L.
Winslow and J. O Davis, agents of the
association, to defraud residents of tho
state of Ohio, by impersonating Bpccla)
examiners of the pension bureau.
Too .VtiiL'h l.eiiinii Kitr.n t.
At tho prohibition town of Seymour,
near Ottumvva. la., Thomas and Leon
Wade, brothers, drank 100 liottlcs of
lemon extract and both diod within an
hour, in terrible agony.
NEWS BOILED DOWN.
A steady Improvement Is shown iu
the condition of Mrs.MoIClnley'uheulth.
Sir Walter Ilcsant, the novelist, died
Monday at his residence in Mamstcad.'
"-'"-'and, aged O'J years.
At Pioneer, Teiin. C It ltyrd hot
and killed John David, who conducted
a "blind tiger" near Ryrd's store, to
which lly rd objected.
State Senator Mauley of Maine becks
the nomination for governor on the
platform of oiic-tcrm mid tho suppret.
siou of tho whisky tratllo.
Miss llessic Jackson, tho adopted
daughter of It. 0. Flower, a dairyman
at Poplar Springs, (la., near Atlanta,
w.is found murdered near her home,
her throat being cut. A negro boy em
ployed by Mr. Flower ha been arrest
ed on suspicion.
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