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Red Cloud Chief.
f Freight rntcs from Manila to Hong
Kong, a illstnticc of only 700 miles, nro
us much from linn Francisco to Hong
Kong, u distance of 8,000.
The "-abandoned" farms of Massa
chusetts nro fnt being taknn up. Tlirco
years ago there worn 330 thus classed
In the state, A recont enumeration
shows there are now but 130.
In Brittany and the lower Pyrcneei
fairs nro held annually at which the
peasant girls assemble to sell their
hair. Purlslnu dealers are the chief
custmers, purchasing many thouwintf
The Philippines touch closely upon
the gutta pcrcliu belt, yet the treo docs
not grow there Indlgcnuously, and It Is
nt least very problematical whether It
can bo cultivated thorc. It will not
grow In Cochin, China, likewise near
the gutta pcrcha belt, because the av
erage temperature Is too low and tho
changes too sudden.
The emperor of Morocco has n very
peculiar band. Ills private musicians
nro 80 in number and they nil piny
clarionets, which were made by a In
don linn. Curiously enough thoy nro
all In one key. The emperor takes great
delight In listening to tho 80 clarionets
being blown simultaneously, but ho
can not convince his court thnt "mu
sic hnth charms."
Rome curious botanical experiments
mado at a zoological laboratory at Na
ples are reported by Hans Winkler. A
flowcrlrss aquatic plnnt, that grows
normally with Its roots In the sand and
leaves In water, was Inverted, speci
mens being placed with the leaves bur
ied in the sand and the roots in water
in strong light. Tho roots changed to
stems and leaves, the burled parts be
"Not if I were as rich as Croesus,"
recently objected an American who is
supposed to be worth $100,000,000. Un
happily for Croesus, "the bubble- repu
tation" mny petrify as well as burst.
Archaeologists digging among tho li
braries of Asia discovered tho Inven
tory of Croesus, nnd found that that
fraud of n millionaire was worth only
19,000,000. America swarms with Croe
suses who could buy up tho typical
rich man of the olden time.
A great sensation has been caused in
Vienna by an order for tho arrest of a
member of the Austrian Parliament,
named Franz Krcmpa, who is accused
of highway robbery in tho district of
Tarnow. Tho prosecution claims that
Krempa, at the head of a band of ten
peasants, waylaid a man named Rueln
owsky, a horse dealer, robbed him of a
considerable amount of cash, nnd beat
him until he was insensible. Krempa
belonged to tho Polish People's Purty,
and Is now missing.
Every time thnt Russia "bluffs" Eng
land nnd gains n diplomatic victory,
taya a wlso observer, a certain market
able quantity of prcstlgo is transferred
from one nation to the other. He adds
that trade cannot flourish nor subject
races be governed without an nmplo
storo of prestige to draw upon at will.
.It is an interesting fact that tho first
but now obsolete meaning of prcstlgo
Is illusion, imposture. Unfortunately,
the element of trickery In diplomacy,
whereby national prominence has been
gained throughout the history of for
eign governments, is by no means ob
solete. Doctor Dussaud of Paris has in
vented n cinematograph, by means of
which blind persons can experience tho
dlluBlon of moving objects as people
with sight do nn Illuminated screen.
Tho oppartus consists of a machine
that causes a series of reliefs, repre
senting trees, birds or other objects,
to pass rapidly under the Augers. Tho
reliefs nro so graduated that tho deli
cate sense of touch possessed by the
blind translates their variations into
appnrcnt movements of tho objects
represented. Doctor Dussaud employs
tho appnrtua mainly for educational
purposes. Ho has also devised a sys
tem of electric vibrations for convoy
ing to tho deaf an impression of musi
In the Interstate Park near Taylor's
Fulls, Minnesota, nns been discovered
a slngulnr group of "giants kettles,"
or pot-holes, covering an nica of two
or three aorcs nnd ranging in diame
ter from less than a foot to 25 feet, and
In depth from ono foot to 84 feet. Thoy
liavo been bored in exceedingly hard
'rock, and In many cases they aro Ilka
wells in shape, tho rntio of width to
depth varying from ono to flvo up to
ione to seven. Mr. Warren Upham as
cribes their origin to torrents falling
through 'glacial "raoullns" at tho time
'when tho northern territory of tho
United States was burled under Ice. As
with similar pot holes elsewhere,
rounded boulders aro occasionally
found nt tho bottom of tho cavities.
In northwestern Montana, near the
British line, there Is a lake tho waters
of which flow through tho St. Mary
river to Hudson bay. Tho dlvldo be
tween tho lake and tho head waters of
tho Milk river, an affluent of the Mis
souri, Is so low that engineers say it
would bo feasible to divert tho outlet
from Canodian to Amerlcnn territory.
As wator for Irrigation Is highly vnl
ued on both sides -of tho line, tho ques
tion whether the United .S.tn.tj.bjjtf.a
right to dl1y'prt'U"is"ohe "of Interna
tional Interest, and may yet become
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CHAPTER XIX (Continued.)
"Do, doctor," ho Implored, earnestly;
"I feel I Bhnll never progress toward
recovery so long as you compel me to
remain In this room."
"And whero, may I ask, do you
want to go?" demanded Dr. Slubber,
Ho had grown wonderfully fond of
his pntlent during the past few weeks,
nnd could not bear to deny him any
thing but what was Impossible.
"To tho library," said Dcnzll; "they
can wheel the sofa up to tho fire, and
I promlso you falthfully.I will not try
to walk, (live mo your permission,
nnd then my mother nnd Lady Caro
line can sny nothing. I want to go
"Well, well, wo will sec nbout It,"
answered tho doctor.
This reply, Dcnzll know, was equiv
alent to a promlso. And accordingly'
the following day saw him Installed In
state In tho library, with books and
enrly spring flowers around hint nnd
all the family at his beck and call.
It so fell out that about threo o'clock
ho was alone, Mis. Youngo having been
called off for some reason by Mabol,
with nn nssuranco that she would let
her go back again In less than five
Almost as they closed the ono door
In making tholr exit tho other, situated
at the top of the room, opened, nnd
Mildred Trcvnnlon came In. Seeing
Denzll po unexpectedly nlono, she hes
itated slightly for a moment, nnd then
came- forward, looking rather shy and
conscious, he thought.
She was remembering her last Inter
view wlh him in his own room, and
was feeling terribly embarrassed In
consequence, while ho wns dwelling
upon the finmd scene, but was viewing
It very differently not as a renllty,
but meroly In tho light of u happy
"I am very glad to see you," she
tald, rather awkwardly, standing be
tide his lounge, nnd looking down upon
"You might hnvo seen me long ago
If you had cared to do so," ho re
joined, repronchfully. "You aro .the
only ono of all tho household who
never camo near mo during my Ill
ness." Mildred glanced at him suspiciously.
Had he really forgotten all about It?
His fnco was supremely Innocent, nnd
8ho drew a deep breath of relief, which
yet was mingled with a little pain that
ho should so entirely have let her visit
slip his memory.
"You had bo many to sec after yon
I was scarcely wanted," sho said; "and
of course all day I heard reports of
your well being."
"Still you might have come If only
for a few minutes," he persisted. "Not
that I expected you would. There was
no reason why you, of nil people,
should trouble yourself about me."
"If I had thought you wished mo
"Mildred!" ho exclaimed, angrily;
nnd then sho ceased speaking alto
gether, knowing sho had vexed hint by
tho open hypocrisy of her last remark.
"If sho had thought!' when sho
knew, In her Inmost heart', how he had
been waiting, hoping, longing for somu
lgn of her presence.
"So you have broken off your en
gagement with Lyndon?" ho said,
presently, regarding her attentively.
"Yes," sho answered, quietly; "or,
rather, he broko It off with me."
"He!" repeated Dcnzll. with amaze
ment. "Then It was his doing not
yours? How could that be?" Then,
jealously "And you would perhaps
havo wished it to continue? You
have been unhappy and miserable ever
"I havo not been unhappy exactly,
or miserable; but I certainly would
not have been tho ono to end It."
"Whut was the reason?" he asked,
unthlnkly; then "I beg your pardon.
Of course I should not have asked
"There wero many reasons," re
turned she, calmly. "Perhaps" with a
llttlo bitter laugh "you wore right
after all. Do you remember tolling me
that you thought no good man would
over caro to marry me? Well, your
words arc coming true, I think."
"Will you never forget that I said
that?" Dcnzll'a vnlco was full of pain
as he spoke. "You know I did not
mean It. How could I, when I think
you fnr nbovo all women? You know
what I think of you how I have loved
you and always shall love you until
"Oh, hush!" Implored Mildred, tro
mulously, suddenly growing- very pale.
Then, hearing tho sound of approach
ing footsteps, sho asked him hurried
ly "Aro you getting stronger now
really better? I should like to hear
that from yourself."
"Would you?" ho said, looking
pleased and radiant, and possessing
himself of one of tho small slender
hands that fell at her side. "Do you
really caro to know? Hnvo you any
interest at nil In me? Say you will
come nnd see mo, then, here to-morrow
at this hour. Think how lonely It Is
to Ho still all day." Ho pressed her
hand entrentlngly and kissed it.
"If nothing prevents me," promised
Miss Trevanlon, with faint hesitation;
nnd then tho door opened and Mrs.
Youngp, Lady Caroline mid old Blount
"Ah, Mildred, good child," cried Mrs.
-Youngo, innocently, "ou have been
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taking care of him while I was fearing
thnt ho was alone all this time. Den
zll, you aro a spoiled boy from all tho
attention you receive. I hope tho tlmo
did not seem too long, Mildred, dear.
I meant to be back directly."
Miss Trevanlon blushed, and, mak
ing some pretty, graceful answer, ea
caped from the room, whllo Lady Car
ollno glanced covertly nt Dcnzll, who
appeared totally unconscious of any
undercurrent In the conversation, nnd
old Blount looked mischievous.
"Well," said he, when he had shaken
hands with Denzll and wished him Joy
in IiIb kind hearty way at having re
covered his freedom, "I have Just been
with Sir George, Lady Caroline, nnd
ho tells mo you aro determined to mar
ry off all your family at once, like a
"I don't know nbout that," returned
Lndy Caroline laughing. "One at a
time, If you please, will suit us well
enough. Wo do not want to be left
without any solace In our old age. But
you mean Charlie nnd Frances, I sup
pose?" "Yes," said he, "they havo come to
a proper understanding at last I hear."
"I think they camo to that before
Christmas," observed Lady Carolina
"hut tho question of lato has been
when to name tho wedding day.
Frances wns very refractory in the be
ginning, but nt last sho has given in,
nnd It is actually arranged to take
plnco on the thirteenth of next month;
always provided the dny Is flno ns sho
says nothing on earth would Induco
her to be married In rain."
Old Dick laughed.
"She has been such a spoiled pet all
her life," ho commented, "that I think
she will glvo Charlie something to do(
to manaso her."
"1 agree with you," said Lady Caro-'
lino; "but she Is such n dear girl with
It nil that ono can not help loving
her nnd forgiving her the very trifling
faults she possesses."
"And then true love Is such a
smoother of nil difficulties," .put In
Mrs. Younge, softly, raising her eyes
from her knitting.
"It Is time for us to be thinking of
wedding presents," salil Denzll. "I
wonder what she would like, Lady
"Well, I hardly know," answered
her ladyship; "but I can easily find out
by putting a few adroit questions. I
suppose Jewelry Is about tho best thing
a young man can offer."
"And how about Mabel's affair?"
"Oh, tho child!" cried Lady Caro
line "surely she can afford to wait;
and, besides, sho must, as George has
decided nothing must bo said about It
until Roy is in a better position."
"I have Just been talking to Sir
Gcorgo about that." said old Blount;
"nnd I think It a pity the young peo
ple should bo sighing for each other
when they might bo together. I am
an old man now, with more money
thnn I know how to spend; so I havo
decided that they shall havo half, and
set up housekeeping without further
"My dear Richard," cried Lady Car
oline, greatly touched, "this la too tien
erous. Why should they not wait?
Why should you deprive yourself of
anything at your years?"
"My dear creature," returned old
Blount, "I am not thinking of doing
anything of the kind. I am far too
selfish to deprive myself of any lux
uries to which I have been accustomed.
But I literally can not get rid of the
money; so they may Just as well havo
It as let it bo Idle."
"There never was anybody llko you,
Dick," said Lady Caroline, with tears
in her eyes.
"Except Sir George," returned old
Blount, mischievously, at which they
"And still we havo Mlldrod to dis
pose of," he said presently, with a side
glance at Denzll, who gazed stolidly
out of the window.
"Dear, dear will you leave me no
daughter?" expostulated Lndy Caro
line; and Mrs. Younge, who had grown
very Intimate with them nil during
her son's Illness, looked up plaintive
ly to say:
"There is really no understanding
young people In those days. Now how
sho could object to thnt nlco Lord
Lyndon Is beyond my comprehension
quite. Ho seemed In every way so
suited to her."
"And ho seemed to rnq in every way
ununited to her," put in Denzll, Im
pulsively nnd rather crossly.
"Did ho indeed, my dear?" said his
mother, with mild surprlte. "Well, ace
how differently people Judge."
"Differently, Indeed,", coincided old
Blount. "And now tell us, Denzll,
whnt sort of a person do you think
would make her happy?"
There was a sly laugh In tho old
man's eyes ns he asked tho question,
nnd Denzil, looking up, caught it; so
that presently ho toughed too, though
rather against his will.
(To be continued.)
Cottage Hospitals for Canada,
Countess Minto, tho wife of tho gov
ernor general of Canada, has offered
to become the head of a movement to
establish cottage hospitals throughout
The less vvVo1 have the more tho re
cording angels places to our credit
when ve.fclvo. , s . . .
A SMALL TORNADO
Wind on a Rampage Near Dor'
SEVERAL SMALL BUILDINGS WRECKED
Minor Damage llonc Hut no One JInilly
In jnrril Set en freight Cam Wrecked
Tramp (let Itrokcn Arm Other
A windstorm htruck Burlington train
No. 72 one-quarter of a mile west of
Dorchester about 2 o'clock Saturday.
The train wns pulling- into the station
when the storm center passed over it,
throwing; six empty box ears into the
ditch and badly wrecking them. A cur
load of merchandise was turned cross
wise on the traek and wrecked. Other
cars In the train were damaged.
A tramp named James Randall, who
was beating his way to Omaha from
the west, was caught In the wreck and
Injured. It Is not believed his injuries
will result fatally, but it was stated
that he was badly hurt.
The main line was blocked nbout ilve
hours, detaining all east-bound trains.
A wrecking train was sent out from
Lincoln to clear the track.
Railroad reports stated that many
small outbuildings were blown down
in the vicinity of Dorchester. The de
pot building there wns moved six iuel.es
from the foundation and the top wns
blown from the water tank. The wind,
as 6ccn by railroad men, was n power
ful one, although it did not have n
rotary motion. It is believed that re
ports from the country distrieth might,
show more serious loss. The center
of the storm seemed to have passed
nearly half a mile west of the Dor
The wires west of Dorchester wero
down for some time after the storm,
and this interrupted telegraphie com
munications with the storm swept dis
trict. FIVE NEGROES LYNCHED.
Wholesale Execution of lllacks In n Ueor-
A Sylvania, Ga., dispatch says: Ar
nold Augustus, Andrew Davis, Richard
Sanders, William Hudson nnd Sam
Baldwin, all negroes, were executed in
the yard of the county jail of Screven
county. Tho necks of four were broken
by the fall. The fifth died of strangu
lation. Tho negroes bore up well.
They sang at the jail and afterward
marched between a squad of soldiers to
the scaffold. Here they made short
talk and received spiritual consolation.
They then drank lemonade furnished
by tho sheriff, and thanked him for his
kindness to them. None of the negroes
said he wns innocent of the crime for
which the men met death.
JURY SAYS MURDER
Luln Prince Kennedy Couvlcted or tho
A jury in tho criminal court at Kan
sas City decided that Lulu Prince Ken
nedy was guilty of murder in the sec
ond degree for having killed her hus
band, Philip Kennedy, In January last,
Bndahsessed her punishment nt ten
years in the penitentiary. When the
verdict wns rend this remnrkable
twenty-year-old prisoner, whose eool
Indifferent manner has for live months
baffled the jail officials who have hud
her in charge, looked straight uheud
of her. She neither burst out crying
nor moved a muscle.
SENATOR PLATT TO RETIRE
Content to Quit at Conclusion of Pre
Senator Piatt will retire from the
United States senate nt the end of his
term in March, 1003. Mr, Piatt is feel
ing better and stronger thnn usuul,
und his determination has not been
hastened, It is understood on account
of poor health. It is expected by his
friends that he will make public soon
his reasons for laying down his office
at the end of the term.
KANSAN GETS FEDERALPLUM
Ex-Cuiicre.iininii Peters Will be the Pen
A dispatch from'Topeka, Kan., says:
Ex-Congressman S. K. Peters of Kansas
has received a dispatch calling him to
Washington, where lie will be tendered
the oflice of pension commissioner.
President McKlnley has had under eon
bideratiou tho names of ex-Congressman
Blue nnd Peters for this position,
and Mr. Peters' summons settled the
matter In his savur.
Woman Fatally Stabbed.
Mrs. Ida M. Thaile was fatallly stab
bed on the street in Villlscn, la., by
her husband, with whom she hns no't
lived for four years. The man was ur
rested and taken to Red Oak to avoid
violence, tho nngry citizens threaten
Ing to lynch him on the spot.
Dudley K. Wwlkcr Suicide.
Dudley R. Walker, a grandson of
the late Rear Admiral Walker, and
well known in musicul circles, com
mitted suicide by inhaling gas at his
boarding house in Urooklyn. H0 Wns
thirty years old. Business reverses
arc thought to havo caused him to
take his own life.
Burn nnd Homes Ilurn.
The barn of D. Fife, nbout five miles
north of Shelby, Neb., was struck by
lightning and burned with five liorbes.
Loss about omUhousand dollars.
TAKES LOSS TO HEART.
Uniting Victim of Three Hmootlt
Michael Hess, the Adams county
farmer who was buncoed out of twenty-five
hundred dollars last week by
three confidence men, has become seri
ously ill and it is feared it mny result
fatally. He is sixty-one years old nnd
since living in Adams county during
the past fifteen years, he has gained a
reputation of being an honest, careful
nnd conscientious man. Mr. lies has
not been s-en outside of his home since
he gave the information to the police
and he is now prostrated.
Sheriff Simmering hns secured nn ex
cellent description of the swindlers ns
they stopped a week in Ilnstlngs and
registered nt hotels ns George M. Wil
liams, John Thorn, and (1. C. Haines.
It is said that Williams hi the leader of
the trio, nnd he is nn oily talker. He
Is about live feet eleven, weighs two
hundred and forty und has smooth face,
complexion llorlil, lias a scar on left
side of face; is slightly stoop-shouldered
und dresses In black.
John Thoin is of medium size, about
forty years old, dark complexion, very
reserved and dressed in gray clothes.
O. C. Unities, the Texan, is under
medium size, of dark complexion, hns
a crooked mouth and is about forty
five years old.
AIM AT THE OFFICERS.
l)t-M-rtcrii Muko Thrm Their Stark In the
A Mnniln, P. I , dispatch says that
Colonel liolnno.s, with live olllcers
an 1 forty-one rlllcs, hns .surrendered
at Ltpa, llutangas province.
The recent buttle with the insur
gents at l.ipa, In which Captain Spring
was wounded and C'n plain Wilhclm and
Lieutenant l.ee were mortally wounded,
wns begun by the Americans. The
disproportion in nuiiier of otllcers lilt
Is said to be chargeable to the fnet
that there were several deserters from
the American army with the rebels.
The island of P.may is being rav
aged by rinderpest, and so great Is tho
havoc caused by the disease, that the
natives are hauling carts to Hollo.
CADETS PAINT THE TOWN
Omaliii Kchuul llnj Itrpcat n Tlnie-Worn
Dr. A. C. Hirst, of the First Metho
dist church, Omaha delivered an ad
dress Sunday to the class of lUOO.Omahii
high school. The regular ushers were
displaced by school girls. The topic
was "Self Sacrifice." In spite of the
good advice received a party of high
school students daubed "Company D."
on every wall and sidewalk in tho
business section of the city.
That company had just won the com
petitive drill medal.
GREAT FIRE AT SHIPYARD.
Rusla Suffer u I.o of Ten Million
A fire nt the Galleys island ship
yards at St. Petersburg consumed the
slips, the cruiser Witjasand other ves
sels, the government and other build
ings there and u large stock of timber.
The Humes also leaped the Xeva-Fon-tauka
canal, destroying several mili
tary warehouses filled witli supplies.
According to the Novoo Vremya
twelve persons lost their lives in the
Tho damage done amounts to 10,000,
CARRIAGE STRUCK BY TRAIN
Pour Person Killed on n Crnmilni; at
The Pere Marquette passenger train
at Flint, Mich., struck a double car
riage at the Hamilton avenue crossing,
in the suburb of Oak Park, and Instant
ly killed four people. The dead: Maj.
George W. Buckingham, Flint; Miss
Abble Buckingham, Flint; Mrs. Thom
as Applegate, Orlan ; Mrs. William
Upton WIIIIuk to Itace.
A London dispatch says : When
the attention of Sir Thomas
Lipton wns called to a report that his
secretary hud announced his willing
ness that the Shamrock II should race
with the Independent if a cup were of
fered, he replied that he had made no
arrangements for such a race, but did
not say why he should not do so after
his engagement with tho New York
yacht club wns concluded. Continuing,
Sir Thomas said:
"What I would like to do would lie
to arrange a race with the Constitution
across the Atlantic after the challenge
races, whoever wins. This would bo
good sport and a fine test of seamanship
and the stability of a yacht under vary
.Inly 2 nil Dedication Duy. '
Tho Illinois building nt the pan.
American exposition will be dedicated
and formally opened to the public
Tuesday, July 2. The Illinois commis
sioners to the exposition met at Chicago
und fixed the date definitely. This will
In no way conflict with arrangements
for Illinois day, which has been ap
pointed for September 10, by Governor
Yates. Prominent Illinois men will
deliver the addresses on dedication day.
Shoots Her llunband.
Mary Dennle at her home in Quincy,
111., in a quarrel with her husband, Ed
ward, a engineer on the Chicago, Bur
lington &, Qiilncy, shot him in tho
stomach, inflicting n probably fatal
wound. Mrs. Dcnnlc wns lodged in
jail. It is believed she is insane. The
quarrel was over money matters.
Truck Men Will Strike.
All of the Canadian trnck men will
strike. The demand of those on tho
crstern division for an Increase in pay
of 20 cents a day has not been acceded
TAKES THE FIRST PRIZE.
llugcnow Itunil of Lincoln, Neb., Il l
Lincoln, Neb., won a signal triumph
in the prize contest In connection with
the Woodmen meeting nt St. Pnul,
Minn., when Hagcnow's baud of that
city was awarded first prlzo of three
hundred dollars. Bandmaster Hnge
now nnd Manager GUdersleevo wero
showered with congratulations.
A terrific wind and rain storm struck
Camp Northeott Friday afternoon, tore
down tents and scattered contents, so
that the foresters' drill waB suspended.
The scores of the teams thus far are:
Pontine, 111, 00. ft; Des Moines, 07.0; V
Lincoln division No. 1, OO.r.0; Hock
island, 08.0.'.; Flgin, 111., 88.83; Rock
ford, ill., 08.00; Omaha, 07.05; Decatur,
ill., 70.25; Lincoln, No. 100, 2d; Duluth,
03.70; Lincoln, No. 220(5, 85.10.
A. R. Talbot of Lincoln gave a smok
er entertainment to the Nebraska dele
gates. Tho Modern Woodmen 08 Amctica nt
the opening of the business session of
the head camp adopted a resolution
giving the executive council power to
change the plnce of next meeting in
case it is found impossible to get ac
ceptable railroad rates. Five cities
were presented for the place of meet- ,,"
ing in 1003. Indianapolis, 331; Grand
Rapids, Mich., 240; Saratoga, N. Y. 23;
Los Angeles, 17, Denver, 8.
MANY ARE DROWNED.
Ferry lion In Collide In i:nt Itlvcr anil
Many I.lr Are I.oit.
The wooden sidD-whceler Northflcld
which has been in the service of the
Statcn Island Ferry company for the
past thirty-eight years, was rammed
Friday night by the steel-hulled pro
pelled Mattch Chunk, used us a ferry- .
boat by the Central railroad of New 5
Jersev. The collision occurred jnst off
the Statcn Islund ferry slip, at tho foot
of Whitehall street, and in less than
twenty minutes afterwards tho North
flcld, which was crowded with passen
gers, sank at the outer end of the Span
ish line pier, in the East river. The.
Mauch Chunk, which was badly dam
aged, landed two dozen passengers
who were aboard her.
Over a hundred of the passengers of
tho sunken North Held were dragged
out of the water by people along shore
and the crews of the fleet of river tugs
which promptly responded to the ferry
boat's call for help. A few of the '"
Northficld's passengers were hurt in
the act and the police believe that some
lives were lost. Cnpt. Daniel Gully of
the tug boat Mutual, who saw the
ferry boats crash together, says that
immediately after the collision be
tween twenty-five and thirty of the
passengers leaped Into the-water and
that many of these perished.
AN OMAHA GIRL ASSAULTED
Meets Man on Itoad Who Frightens Her
A brute accomplished a criminal
assault upon Miss Mary Mark, thirteen-year-old
(laughter of Mrs. Larson
of 1007 North Fifty-first street Dundee,
a suburb of Omaha, Neb., and made his
escape. The little girl is seriously in
jured but will probably recover. She
met the stranger on a lonely road and
was frightened into submission with a
knife. Sheriff Powers and his deputies
are working on the ease and have tho
assistance of the poliee. No effort will
be spared to run the brute to earth. A
good description was obtained.
WOODMEN ON PARADE.
Lincoln, Ntl Division No. 1, Leads the
Eight thousand Woodmen were in
lino In the procession, at St. Paul,
Minn., Thursday. Excessive Jieat
induced more than three-fourtrTs of
the members to seek shady places and
watch the parade. Lincoln, Neb., di
vision No. 1, led the procession, preced
ed by Hagenow's band, with Captain
Kinger, mounted, in command. Omaha
camp No. 120, elicited applause from
the crowds of spectators, numbering
BULLETINS NOT NECESSARY.
Mrs. McKlnley Continues Normal
Mrs. MeKinley's physicians held their
usual consultation Friday und decided
to discontinue tho issuance of bulletins.
It is said that her condition continues
to improve slowly nnd the doctors con
sider it useless to give out a bulletin
each dny under the fuvornblo progress
she is making. Should her condition
grow worse tho bulletins will be re
bumed. Itescue of Drowning; Men.
"Jack" Smith, a former member of
the army, leaped from a Big Four
bridge at Columbus, O., into tho Scioto
river, a distance of sixty-two feet, and
rescued two men from drowning. Smith
was standing on the bridge with a sur
veying party, when a boat in tho river
lclow, containing two men, capsized.
Tho racu were in imminent danger and
Smith hearing their cries for assisance,
dived from the bridge, hlxty-two feet
above the water, und carried both of
Courtland Iteildeuce llurned.
Firo destroyed tho residence of J.
O'Brien at Cortland, causing a damage
of about fifteen hundred dollars, fully
Insured, The oregin of the flro is un
known. Mr. O'Brien wns badly burned
about tho face aud bauds, as was also
his youngest son.
Tolson In tholce Cream.
Sixteen young girls who attended n
Bociablo at St. Patrick's cathedral at
Clinton, la., arc lying unconscious '
frcrra Ico cream poisoning, It" Is be
lieved severul of them w ill die.
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