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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (June 28, 1901)
The Valley of Pocahontas Runs a
TWO HUNDRED OF LIVES ARE LOST
Many Towns are Blotted Out by
the Rush of Water.
ONE BUILDING LEFT AT KEYSTONE
Flood In Wcit Virginia Alniont Kfiiwtn
That of JohnitournwKcyfttoue Wiped
Off of Map Fntiilltlr Oreut
Motile Seen FlonttpK Down
Htrcuiu Other Impor
A dispatch from Bluefield, V, Vn.,
Bays: This entire section hns just been
visited by a flood, the extent of which,
In ull prolmbility, will equal or exceed
that of Johnstown In 188", so fur as the
loss of property is concerned.
Early Saturday morning, shortly af
ter midnight, a heavy downpour of
rain began, accompanied by u severe
electric storm, which violently in
creased in volume and continued
throughout the entire day and night.
At 10 a. m., while the storm had abat
ed, the lowering clouds would indicate
another terrific downpour at any mo
ment. Many miles of the Norfolk &
Western track, bridges and telegraph
lines are entirely destroyed and com
munication is entirely cut off west of
Elkhorn, 60 that it is impossible to
learn the full extent of the loss of life
and property, but officials of the coal
fields, located in the stricken district,
have sent out messengers to Elkhorn,
Che end of both telegraphic and rail
road communication, and messages
have been received that an estimate as
to loss of life will reach 200. Some of
the drowned are among the most prom
nent men of the coal Holds.
The Pocahontas coal Held is located
in a basin, with high mountain ranges
on each side, Elkhorn creek, flowing
through the center of the basin which
ranges from one-fourth to one mile In
width. From Ennis, W. Va., to Viv
ian yard. W. Va., a distance of ten
miles, miners cabins, coal company
commissary and coke plants line this
basin. Elkhorn creek, baing fed by nu
merous small streams coming from the
mountain sides, rose very rapidly, and
this water spout came so sudden that
the entire basin between the two
mountain ranges was flooded, and be
fore the terror-stricken people realized
what was upon them, they were car
ried down by the flood, which swept
everything in its path.
The little town of Keystone, with a
population of 2,200, seemsthc greatest
sufferer, practically the en-tire town
being washed away. This town is the
principal one in the Poneahontns coal
flelds, and is located near its center.
It was to a great extent headquarters
from which tho mining population
A great number of the coal and coke
plants throughout the Pocahontas are
uesertcd and are in some Instances en
tirely washed away. Owing to the
very high water which has flooded the
region and prevented communication,
anything like a correct estimate of
the loss of property is impossible, but
from the best information obtainable
tho loss of property will easily reach
CUBANS WELL SATISFIED.
Secretury Root Receive Report From
Secretary Root received a report from
Governor General Wood concerning af
fairs in Cuba, in which tho governor
general says the action of the constitu
tional convention in accepting the
Piatt amendment, as passed by con
gress, is received with general satis
faction throughout tho Island. Tho
great difficulty which Is now contend
ed with in Cuba is that relating to com
mercial affairs and the necessity of bet
ter markets for Cuban products without
tariff restrictions in the United States,
nothing can be done, however, until a
Cuban government is formed, when a
reciprocity arrangement may be mado,
and this will require ratification of the
An order by General Wood relating
to debts and mortgages it is understood
will tide over tho difficulties which
were feared a short time ugo. ,
Accused of Sttmlluff Cattle.
Samuel Garven was .the other day
arrested at Hillings, Mont., by tho fed
eral authorities charged with complic
ity in stealing $18,000 worth of cattle
'from tho Creek Indians, on which
charge Robert Lee is now being tried,
the alleged stolon cattle were found, it
is said, on Garven's ranch. A year ago
Garven was one of the most prosperous
citizens of Billings.
Return Three Indictment!.
Tho granU jury of Codoc county,Call
lornia, which has been investigating
the lynching on May 30 of Calvin Hall,
his three sons and Daniel Yantls for
alleged thefts, has returned throo in
dlctments'for murdur. Robert Leveu
ton, Isom Eadcs and James W. Brown,
are the persons named. It is under
stood that evidence was brought out
by the Investigation aHowingthat these
three men wore the principal partici
pants in tho events leading up to the
MURDER AT NORTH BEND.
Tramp Fatally Stabt One Comrade and
SerlotMly Wound Another.
Joseph Dusscldorf , a tramp, is in jail
at Fremont, Neb., and will have to an
swer to the charge of murder. At
North Bond he stabbed a fellow tramp,
named Durltln, In the neck, and thrice
Rtabbed another whose name was not
learned once In the left breast, once
on the temple, and once on tho
tho leftarm. Lhirklnand the unknown
were asleep In a box car when tho as
sault was made.
After making the assault Dusscldorf
tried to escape, but was captured by a
couple of local citizens who were at
tracted to the pluco by Durkln's cries
for help. Sheriff Krcadcr was sent for
and came up from Fremont. Ho re
turned, taking with him the two men
who were able to be removed. Tho
third one was left at North Bend and
died from his wounds. No cause Is
known for the affair, outside of rumors
which arc heard to the effect that tho
three men had had a quarrel earlier in
the day and that Dusscldorf did tho
cutting out of revenge for bad treat
ment received from the other two men.
As none of the tramps profess to know
each other, however, there may bo
nothing In this story. Dusscldorf ad
mits having been drunk and the most
plausible supposition is that his intox
icated condition put his mind into such
a frenzy that he did not know what he
ADELBERT HAY DEAD.
Fall From Hotel Window and la Iiutont
Adclberl C. Hay, son of Secretary
Hay and former consul to Pretoria,
was found dead on the sidewalk in
front of the New Haven house at New
Haven, Conn., Saturday morning.
Mr. Hay retired to his room at 1
o'clock, after spending the evening
with friends in apparently excellent
spirits. At 2:30 a passer-by noticed
the body of a prostrate man lying on
the sidewalk on the Chicago street
side of tho hotel.
The night clerk of the hotel was im
mediately summoned and recognised
the man as the one who registered na
A. S. Hay. There was considerable ex
citement nbout the hotel and u largo
body of students and graduates who
were there-for the commencement ex
ercises soon gathered. A number of
Hay's former classmates at Yale posi
tively identified the young man.
It is believed that Hay becamse 111
went to the window for air, was over
come by a tit of dizziness and fell to
the ground below.
BOY DROWNED AT FREMONT
act Into Water Ileyond III Depth and
I Swept Away.
Carl Tonjes, a boy about 14 years old,
was recently drowned in the Platto
river, just east of tho bridgo which
crosses It south of Fremont. In com
pany with his brother Paul and an
other boy named Bert Kittle, he had
gono to the river to swim. The lads
took a notion to see how far out into
the river they could jump, and young
Tonjes leaped ten feet. Ills momentum
carried him out into the strong current
and his companions made futile efforts
to rescue him.
FOUNDS PEOPLES CHURCH.
An Unknown Rcnefnctor Contribute
One Million Dollars.
On the plan of endowing colleges and
libraries, a western benefactor, whoso
name for the present Is withheld, has
placed in a Denver bank 81,000,000 ip
securities for the purpose of establish
ing people's churches throughout tho
country, following the lines laid down
by W. II. Thomas of Chicago.
The administration of these funds
will bo confined to Dr. Thomas and
men active in promoting the libera
Quarrel Oier a Horie.
At Jaggers' ranch, near Horso Prairie,
Mont., Sam Mooro and William Me
Kenzio quarreled over a horso and
Moore shot Mclvenzle, wounding him
fatally. Moore then rode fourteen
miles to secure medical aid for tho man
he shot, but McKenzie died in tho
meantime. Moore, who is an old resi
dent, while McKen.de was a recent ar
rival from Wyoming, rode to Bannock
and surrendered. He said McKcnzio
threatened to shoot him and he fired in
Htrlke For Short Hour.
At Reading, Pa., over 000 men em
ployed in the car shops of the Reading
Railroad company struck for shorter
hours and increased pay. They left In
Immediately thereafter the boiler
makers In the company's locomotive
shops struck. Their action, though
expected, caused tho greatest excite
ment, in view of the present strike of
2,000 iron workers in the Reading Iron
compumy, with whom they are appar
ently in sympathy.
Packing Plant Ilurned.
The pork packing plant of Klinck
Bros., of Buffalo, N. Y., waa totally
destroyed by lire, loss 8140,000.
Rank Note Stolen.
The steamer Victoria brings news
from Hong Kong that bank notes to tho
value of 8270,000 have been stolen from
the strong room of the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Banking corporation at
Singapore. Only two or three trusted
omyloyes had nccoss to the vault.
Great mystery surrounds the affair.
Goe to Samoa.
Tho" cruiser Philadelphia has left
San FrancUco for Samoa with a crew
oT enlisted men to reilove tho crew of
the btatlon ship Abarronda at Tutulla,
Pittsburg A Lake Erie Train Goes
Through Openl Switch.
TRAIN THROWN OYER AN EMBANKMENT
Two Dead and Forty Wounded Cnarhe
Well Filled and Wonder RiprrMed
That trfim Wim Not (Irealcr--The
Flood Victim Are Iem.
By the wrecking of train No. 23,
northbound, on the lMttsburg fc Lake
Erie road at Monaca, twenty-six miles
from Pittsburg, Pa., two persons are
dead, three fatally Injured and forty
others more or less seriously hurt.
The dead are:
W. J. Cunningham, fireman, Me
Kee's Rocks, Pa.
ho wry Black, baggageman, Pitts
burg. Ik)th bodies crushed almost to pulp.
The fatnlly injured are:
Mrs. Lola B. Perkins, Euclid avenue,
Cleveland, ()., abdomen punctured by
Mrs. James Leo, Washington, Pa.,
arm broken and hurt internally.
Mrs. Jefferson Carse, Beaver, Pa.,
badly cut and bruised.
Tho wrecked train was composed of
three baggage cars, two day coaches
and one parlor car, In chargo of Con
ductor F. L. Murray, and carried be
tween 125 and ISO passengers.
From passengers It Is learned the
train, while going at very fast speed,
ran into an open switch at Monaca
and the; entire train went over an em
bankment some twenty-five feet high.
Krery car was turned over, two of them
going over twice.
As soon as the news of the wreck
reached Plttsburg.Supcrlntcndcnt Yohc
summoned a corps of physicians and
took them to the scene on a special re
lief train. This train returned with
the dead and n number of the Injured
when another train was at once sent
to Monaca, which gave currency to the
report that many more arc hurt than
has yet been made known.
FOREIGN CROP CONDITIONS
Wheat I'roiprrt Good and Had Accord
lug; to Location.
Tho Mark Lane, London, Express, in
Its crop report, noting tho necessity
for rain in the United Kingdom, says:
The wheat has come into ear on re
markably short stemsnnd the enrs will
not fill' without more moisture.
In Vrnnee tho bpring crop Is less
Wheat cutting has begun in south
ern Spain. The provinces of Anda
lusia and Murcin expect fine yields and
the promise in central and' northern
Spain is excellent.
The wheat crop in central Europe is
very promising on the confines of the
Adriatic and very bad indeed on the
confines of the Baltic, indicating that
Croatia and Hungary will have a good
crop while Prussia nnd Prussia Poland
will have a bcrious deficiency.
Mediocre results may be expected in
Bavaria nnd Austria.
SEVERAL DEATHS IN STORM
RucinK Wind nnd Kuln htrlke I'lttsliurc
Pittsburg, Pa., and vinelnty was vis
ited by one of the fiercest storms
known since tho United States weath
er bureau has been established. With
in 48 minutes.l.lU inches or rain fell,
and during that time the lightning and
thunder was almost continuous. The
wind accompanying the storm was not
high, except In a contracted path a
few hundred feet wide, which swept
like u tornado from McKce'u Rocks
through Allegheny, a portion of the
east end of Pitthburgon to Wilmerdlng
and Turtle Creek. Three lives arc said
to have been lost during the storm, but
up to midnight only one victim's name
has been lcared. He was Charles Mar
cus, an Italian laborer.
BOER INVASION IS SERIOUS.
Cape Colony I Again Ouerrun with
Lord Kithencr, says a London dis
patch, has as yet sent in no report of
the Waterkloop mishap la which tho
British troops suffered u reverse.
Recent events In Cape Colony seem
to prove tho Boer invasion of that
country to be serious.
A letter to the London Dally mall
confirms the pro-Boer report and says
that the invaders number anything
from 7,000 to 10,000; that they are
swarming all over the eastern and mid
dle districts and getting recruits nnd
Fell Mown m Shaft.
While returning home tq Terrnvllle,
S. D., Herman Peterson nnd wife fell
through a coal chute at tho Homcstoke
Highland hoist, a distance of fifty-four
feet. The woman sustained internal
injuries from which she may die. The
man broke an arm which had to be
amputated. He, too, may die.
Foitpone the Invailon.
The threatened invasion of the Lake
front at Chicago which was set for to
day by the I'tttawattomles of Mich
igan nnd Indfina, has been postponed,
pending actlcw of the Chicago syndi
cate which is negotiating for the nec
essary fund to pay the Indians their
long promised 845,000.
T?ho Nebraska Telephone company
Is making a great many improvements
lu its lrnii ut Wast Point, which .when
through will auieunA to over 84,000.
WEST VIRGINIA FLOOD.
Conflicting Report of Death and Prop
Dispatches from the seeno of last
Satnrday'a flood in the cold flelds of
West Virginia are conflicting as to tho
extent of the death and property Iobscs.
Estimation of tho number of deaths
vary from sixty to 1,000, add the fig
ures of property loss run from 875,000
ROBERT WADDELL WINS
Amerlrnn Derby nt Wanlilugtnn I'ark,
Chicago Kent Heat Time.
Thirty thousand people saw "Vir
ginia" Bradley's Aloha gelding, Robert,
Waddell, at 12 to 1 In the betting, win
the fourteenth American Derby at,
Washington park, Chicago, by one.
length in 2:33 1-5, record time for the.
race. The best previous time was 2:30.
Terminus was a good second. The
Paradcr was a tired third, lloiiulhcrt,
paired with the Pit nut or for favorite,
failed to run his race and was fourth,
tils Eminence had a bad start, but
landed lu fifth position. Tho amount,
of the stake was 825,00(1. It Is said
Robert Waddoll's owner made a for
tiiuu of 875,000 on the raeo.
CHICAGO HEAT IS DEADLY
One Ilend, due Fatally Hurt, and 11 Num
One person fatally hurt nnd five
prostration is the record of a swelter
ing day in Chicago. Tho mercury
touched ninety degrees, but the hu
midity was so great that the record of
the thermometer Is only a faint record
of the discomfort caused. The dead:
Fatnlly hurt: John Hall, fell from
third story window while trying to
get fresh air.
Prostrated: Michael Bends, Stephen
Conger of Stillwater, Minn., Emll ling
crman, Mary A. Lyon, Alexander Rasm.
None of the prostrations will result
BIG WEDDING CALLED OFF
Granddaughter of General Grant Not to
Marry Hal four.
According to a dispatch from London
among the paid announcements in tho
Morning Post of Loudon appeared this
"Tho marriage between Miss Vivian
Sartoris and Mr. Archibald Balfour
will not take place."
London society is mystified. Miss
Surtoris, who is a granddaughter of U.
S. Grant, Is well known in London, and
Mr. Balfour is a cousin of Arthur Bal
four, the statesman.
CAILLES TAKES THE OATH
Iniurft-ent Surrender With 050 of III
General Cailles surrendered at Santa
Cruz, Laguna province, with 050 men
and .100 rifles. Oaths of allegiance to
the United Statoh were administered
to the former insurgents.
Colonel Cabclles, who fled to the
mountains with a portion of his com
mand, also surrendered.
Cailles did not sufficiently control
the populace to bring in all tho Insur
gents in his distrlt. The proceedings
of burrendcr were orderly.
Wanunmker Renew Offer.
Following his offer to Mayor Ash
bridge last week to pay to tho city
52,500,000 for tho street car railway
franchises to certain capitalists of
Philadelphia by tho city council, to
which he received no reply, John Wan
namakcr sent a communication to
Robert IF. Foerder, one of tho capital
ists to whom the franchises were
granted, offering him 8500,000 for tho
franchises, in addition to giving the
city the sum already offered.
Helped Ilmband Karupe.
William Plummer nnd wife aro un
dcr arrest at Minneapolis, Minn., the
woman being accused of having helped
her husband escape from jail at Sioux
City, where, it is alleged, he was wait
ing to be taken to Anainosa prison to
servo five years for highway robbery.
A bloody revolver was found in Plum
mcr's pocket and tho police are en
deavoring to connect him with the
killing of a negro at Merriam, Wis.
To Control Production.
The North American will publish a
story to the effect that a syndicate is
planning a combination with 8100,000,
000 capital to control tho entire pro
duction of sale within tho United
States of the vnrious products and by
products of cotton seed. Tho North
American says the syndicate is now
negotiating to buy the stock of the
Southern Cotton Oil company.
Hoy Found Not Guilty.
The jury in tho case of Charles Bctts,
a thirteen-year-old boy charged with
killing C. L. Wiltbergcr, a farmer, for
his money, near Wintlold, Kas., re
turned a vlrdlct of not guilty. Wilt
berg was shot from behind on August
18, last whllo returning from town
after having sold a load of grain. The
jury was out thirty hours.
llurglar at Norfolk.
Burglars entered the residence of R.
B. Weller, manager of tho Norfolk
lumber company, in the absence of the
family, und carried away Mrs. Wcller's
watch and tho savings of the children,
amounting to several dollars in inon-
Two Killed, Seven Injured.
A premature exploslou occurred at
a rock cut half a mile south of
Knlama, Wash., on tho Washington &
OiVgon road, killing two mcu and lu
juring beveu others.
STATE WILL BUILD
Contracts for Material and Will
Use Convict Labor.
IMPOSSIBLE TO SECURE BIDS ON JOB
Contractor Nhy About I'rcarntliigFlgnre
and 110 Other Renource Left the
Ilonrd Hut to Contract For Mater
ial Other New and Item.
Falling h) secure bids on tho con
struction of an administration build
ing at tho penitentiary ttie board of
public lauds and buildings lias decided
to buy material and erect tho building
with tho aid of convict labor Con
tracts for building material were
awarded at ft recent meeting of the
board. It Is believed by tho board that
the structure can bo erected with tho
Tho legislature appropriated only
875,000 for the building and tho pur
chase of now colls, both of which were
rendered necessary on account of it tiro
which destroyed tho west cell house
and tin old administration building.
Sixty cells have been bought by the
board at a cost of 818,000, leaving 857,
000 available for a building. '
After the material Is delivered on
the ground the work of placing It into
the building will bo done chiefly by
convict labor under tho direction of a
superintendent. R. W. Grant of Beat
rice, tho architect whose plans have
been adopted, has been authorized by
the board to select a superintendent.
The stone, metal and fire proofing is
to be placed in position by contractors
who agree to uso convict labor. Two
contractors are to pay not less than
50 cents a day, and one is to pay not
less that 12,'f cents per hour for the
labor of convicts.
The contract for stone was let to tho
Johnson Stone company at 811,250, the
base work at 10 cents a foot, convict
labor to be paid for at a rate not less
than 50 cents a day. In tho light of
past experiences with stone for cell
houses, the board will endeavor to
avoid a controversy over two-man ru
ble, one-man ruble, stone plugged to
size or stone plugged any other way.
Paxton and Vlerling are to furnish
tho metal for 80,350 and to pay 12
cents an hour for convict labor.
The Are proofing is to be furnished
by the Pioneer Fire Proofing company
for $0,050 and 00 cents a day Is to be
paid for convict labor.
Theodore Knar of Lincoln is to furn
ish sand delivered at the penitentiary
for 07 cents a yard.
The cost of the stone, iron and Arc
proofing according to the bids is 27,
740, not counting the cost of tho saud
nnd tho base work at 10 cents a foot.
By utilizing convict labor the board
hopes to serve n double purpose, that
of saving money for the state and fur
nishing employment for idle convicts.
BUILDS A FUNERAL PYRE
An Educated Indian Kilt III Squaw and
According to 11 special from Albu
querque, N M., Tom MoCormlck, a
Wiilliijwi Indian, shot and killed his
squaw. Ilothcn built a fire and pluccd
tho dead body upon it, after which ho
shot himself dead into the fire. Mc
Cormlok, who was an educated Indian,
objected to the guardianship of an In
dian agent, claiming ho was n frco
American citizen. He resisted when
attempts were made to arrest him for
drunkenness and while enraged at tho
officers-killed his squaw and himself.
It is understood at Alberquerquo
that the Wallanal Indians nm In n.i
angry mood on account of tho murder
and suicide, laying tho crime to mis
treatment of the Indians by the whites,
ami it may cause trouble.
GETS LAND BY CONNIVANCE
A Suit Regun Agulnit Senator Clark of
At Helena, Mont., United States Dis
trict Attorney Rogers began an notion
in tho federal court ngalnst United
States Senator W. A. Clark, In which
the government seeks to havo set nstdo
patents for about 10,000 acres of val
uable timber now in control of tho sen
ator. The government claims that tho
lands were tnken within the last thrco
years under tho timber and stone act
by persons who, contrary to law, filed
on them for speculative purposes and
knowing that they expected to dispose
of them to Senator Clurk or his agents.
The lands involved are located princi
pally In Missoula county and aro all on
the west side of the main range.
Soldier From riilllpplne.
Tho transport Grant lias arrived nt
San Francisco from Manila with the
Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth volun
teers. The regiments nro colored and
wero recruited in the south. There
were scveuty-blx cabin passengers on
the Grant, mostly army officers at liber
ty on furlough. Tho Fortieth infantry
has been mustered out.
Consolidate the riant.
A big business consolidation has been
effected at Sioux City, la., by which
the Sioux City Gas company and tho
Sioux City Electric company have been
consolidated, with a capital htoek-pf
si r.nn linn 'PI,,. I .,,,,. .,.,....,... ..
Sioux City men.
Torpedo UouU Collide.
In tho fleet maneuvers off tho Island
of ThMuiinu, near Yokohoma, throo
Japanese torpedo boats collided. It is
reported that one sank and several men
BYRON CHEVRONT DEAD
Run Over lly Rock Inland Train at HlnV
nlght Monday Night.
Rock Island train No. U0, a north-,'
Imund freight, ran over tho hotly of I
Byron Chovront in tho Iloc.lt Island!
yards at Lincoln, Neb., Monday night.;
Tho body was found after tho 'train'
had passed by trainmen who went
back to sec what tho train had struck 1
Tho police wero notified. Sergeant,
Sucll was sent to will Coroner Graham
and the two went to' 1 ho scene of Mm
tragedy. No sooner had Sergoont, Hnollj
looked at tho man than ho recognlwdl
In the mangled featuto tho body of
Chovront. Tho body was picked up'
nnd taken to the morgue. '
Coroner Graham declared that Chov
ront was dead when tho train struck
him, as tho wounds mado by tho train
did not bleed much.
There seems to bo some mystery
nbout Chevront's death. Ho hud bcun
seen drunk. It is not known whether)
ho wont, to sleep on Iho track, on
whether he was slugged and placed on!
the track to cover up tho criuto. Mr J
and Mrs. W. W Cross, nearby tho sconol
of tho tragedy, suy that shortly after!
11:30 a hack drove up o.loso U) tho)
track, that, a quarrel seemed to ho tak-J
lug place, nnd that aftor'bolng thero'
about ten minute tho hack drovoj
nway. Further investigation mity shod!
light on what is now considered either
an accidental death or a murder.
Tnrn the Hoar, on Workmen. ,
Because a sect ton gang ou tho Haiti-.
more A. Ohio tore up a iiowly pavort
street at North llnltlmom, ).,ii general
riot followed. A mob of nlxmt 200 meu,
comprising many inerchantN and prom-
Incut iH'oplo, charged tho workmen
nnd drove them from tho streets, pelt
ing them with stonew and clubs, A
guard waa left, but in a short ttnto tho
workmen again went to vv)rkil'Thi
time the cltlzons forced issues, pulled.
the village fire engine to the noouo
and played H-veral streams of water out
the workmen. A renewal of hnstll-j
itles is promised If tho railroad instate
on lnying its tracks on tho forbidden'
rut Ran on Rag Time Muile.
The Wisconsin Evangelical Luther-I
ans of tho Missouri synods adopted'
resolutions at Milwaukee) prohibiting
any of it inemlicrs from taking part'
in any public entertainment whemj
rng-t'lmu" musiejHj)layed. Tho Mi-,
sour I synods ombriico tho greater partj'
of the United States. An effort will
bo made to havo other districts through-'
out the synods follow the counw adopt-'
cd by the Wisconsin district.
Appolule Mr, Ludilon.
Governor Savage has appointei
L. P. Ludden of Lincoln. Neb..
n., an ikj
mi. miter (if On- ulnta liiniriliif iMilltiatlon
to succeed Joseph K. LoMaater of Tti-j
cumseh. Tho appointment in for J
term of five years and taken effect, lnl
July or August. Mr. Ludden has loug
been active in educational work, es
pecially in tho affairs of tho state edn
cational association. Ho has boon u
member of tho lxiard of education of
the city of Lincoln for many yearn.
Uunrhiuan Reported Dying.
Via Basset t, Nob., word has boon
received that Wm. Reynolds, n ranoli-'
man living fifteen miles northwest of 1
Sprlngview, was dying from tho of-
fects of a 4 ounce dose of laudanum, j
No details aro obtainable. Mr. Rcy-
nolds hns 11 wife and ilvo children.,
Sulennuin Cats Ills Throat.
At Luddlngtou, Mich., after ini-t
successful attempts to end his llfo with1
a nizor, John Bailor nearly severed his
head from his body. I It) had bcou em
ployed as traveling salesman for 0. Ij.
Ilenson. it Chicago fish dealer, anil,
leaves a wife, and onu child. Deceased
wus a Mason.
Mr. Fuiiilou Return.
The transport Logan arrived recent
ly at Snn Francisco from Manila with
the Forty-fourth voluntecin and six
companion of the Thirty-eight; also a
number of passengers, including Mrs.
Funston. There wero two deaths among
the troops during tho voyngo.
Mniham I Fire Chief.
After forty years of w.rvha) In the
Chicago Arc department William II.
Musham has ln-como its ehlef. Ills
promotion from first assistant ro mar
shal to marshal was given him wiicn
Mayor Harrison stmt his name to tho
council and hlb appointment to succeed
Dennis Swency was conflimcd.
Maniac Kill Mother.
Rolla Spears of Wnyno, Mich,' who!
has been nftlicted with epells of insan
ity for three years, assaulted his moth
er, Mrs. Mngglnsou, who resides on
farm, with u knife, cutting her badly.
The woman died later. Hpcarn won
found wandering iu tho woods nnd
tnken to tho asylnm.
Find Evidence of Crime.
A farmer near Ciropk OiHyy fl. )!., urn
earthed the Imdy' (if an unknown man
in tho bottom of Whltewood crook who
had evidently been murdered. II in
head had been crushed in und his body
horribly mutilated. Nothing in known
of the cViine.
KiiRaged by Maurlte tiruu.
A London dispatch says: lu oonao
quence of his succors ut Covont Garden
Saturday night, when ho mado his tie-,
but, the Italian tenor Dc'-MarfthiUaji,
been engaged by Maurice il,ra,u for-, tho
forthcoming opera bcuson in tho UuiUMl.
I'aaienRur dump Ovurlioard.
Tho captaiu of the anchor lino steam-,
or Furnessla from Now York, Juuo 18, 1
which has arrived ut Glascow, report,
that Richard Walke, a lawyer of Wait)
Virginia, jumped overboard Juno 2ol
und was drowned.
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